Pharmacy Student Shaves Time with Gillette Subscription Service

[ 44 ] July 31, 2014 |

Gillette Subscription Service Saves Students

Gillete Subscription Service

The Life of a Busy Pharmacy Student

One of the proudest day of my life was when my son, Ben, started his pharmacy studies. The day was marked by the traditional “White Coat Ceremony” where pharmacy interns are given their white coats. I can cry right now just remembering the day! It marked the end of one long academic climb for him and the start of another, to even loftier heights with the final summit being a Doctorate in Pharmacy.

Gillete Subscription Service

The one thing I have noticed about pursuing a Doctorate in Pharmacy, is that the students have NO TIME! There is endless classes, labs, internships, and studying. Here’s a peek at his fall schedule for his third year of the program:

  • Up at 5:00 am
  • 5:30am–6:30 am Work out
  • 6:30-7:00am Eat, shower, shave
  • 7:00am–8:00am Drive to school and get ready for classes
  • 8:00am–1:00pm In classes and labs
  • 1:00pm–11:59pm Depending on day either go home and study OR  go to internship
  • 12:00 am Sleep


Can you see anytime in this busy student’s life for shopping? eating? breathing?

Students save time and money with a Gilllette Subscription

When I told my son that Gillette had a subscription service for its blades, he was super interested. He could see how it would save him time (shopping for blades, remembering to buy blades, getting to the store). The Gillette subscription service for blade refill is a practical, hassle-free option that delivers Gillette’s blades directly to your door. My son agreed that this service would give him one less thing to think about.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Select your blade and retailer
  2. Customize your subscription
  3. Enjoy your perfect shave

But BEN is dead broke ALL THE TIME, he was worried that the Gillette Subscription Blade Refill Service would be too expensive. He currently uses the Gillette Fusion razor and while he love the razor, the blades are not cheap. He constantly is watching for sales. I told him that Gillette’s best blades are more affordable than you might think—only about $1 a week for most guys. Ben loved the idea of that and wanted the link to sign up!

Introducing a great new product: Gillette Fusion ProGlide with New FlexBall Technology

Gillette Fusion proglide with FlexBall technology

As my son currently uses the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor,  he was very interested to try the Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology. It’s the first razor of its kind, with a new handle that adjusts and pivots to respond to the contours of a man’s face for fewer missed hairs. Using existing Fusion ProGlide cartridges, the new handle lets the cartridge move in three dimensions for maximum contact. The result is #ShavingRebuilt for an entirely new shave experience. Men who tried the Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology prefer it 2-to-1 over the standard Fusion ProGlide. And since it uses the same blades as the Fusion ProGlide, it’s a one-time purchase for a 2X better shave.

Gillete Fusion ProGlide with FLEXBALL technology

When my son finished using the sample we were provided by Gillette, he asked me if he could have the sample razor and the other one that was still in the package. Obviously, he was won over by the new technology. The end result looks nice, don’t you think?

Gillete Subscription Service student savings

Ben, Walt, the Chief Blonde (Shelley) and Kelly went to a  family music JAM this weekend

Check out the Gillette Subscription Service for your man!

What about your college age son? Would he enjoy getting his Gillette shaving products via subscription service? After all, Gillette is a company that delivers precision technology and unrivaled product performance. For over 110 years, Gillette has been improving the lives of over 800 million men around the world. It seems to me the subscription service is just one more step!  Head over the Gillette Subscription Service and check it out.

Midnight Velvet Neutral Bedroom Redo under $250! + $125 Comforter Giveaway

[ 224 ] July 29, 2014 |

Redecorating a Neutral Bedroom with $250 and Midnight Velvet Comforters

Today’s discussion is brought to you by Midnight Velvet. This is a Fashionista Event.

Midnight Velvet Before and after
still blondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks:  Working with Midnight Velvet, I had the opportunity to update my son’s neutral bedroom. He has moved out and is now married. We had made a few updates to the room after he left but it was DULL, all beige and the comforter was too big.

So I switched up the comforter, pillow shams and dust ruffle to this beautiful Queen Sized Lisette Smocked Comforter Set  from Midnight Velvet. Can you imagine a luxurious queen comforter set for $129?

Midnight Velvet Before and after

The placement of the bed in the room was all wrong, it was blocking the door as you walked in. So the first thing we did was move the bed to the opposite wall. After that we decided on using the gorgeous Queen Sized Lisette Smocked Comforter Set as the base for our redo, and then adding chocolate brown and gray blue accents. Here’s how we did the transformation:

Midnight Velvet Neutral Bedroom Redo

Steps for a Neutral Bedroom Redo

  1. Pick your base color (we choose the cream in the Midnight Velvet Comforter set)
  2. Choose your accent color (s) ( we chose chocolate brown and gray-blue)
  3. Figure out what pieces you already have (we were able to reuse the bed, the side table, the arrangement, the vintage picture, the bed throw and the brown pillows)
  4. Determine what pieces you need to buy (we bought the Lisette comforter set (C/O), the rugs, the blue pillow, the curtains and the curtain rod)
  5. Lay out the best arrangement for your room (we moved the bed and took out a large entertainment center)
  6. What is your budget?  (we decided to just redo the bed at this point but in the future we will probably add a chest of drawers, a small desk and a side chair.  Our budget for this part of the redo was $250 and we achieved that easily.)

Think Midnight Velvet for your Room Refresh or Redo

Midnight Velvet Neutral Bedroom Redo

You don’t have to completely redecorate your bedroom to step up the style and great a fresh look. Just adding a Midnight Velvet comforter can transform and refresh any bedroom. Just look at how great our new guest room looks!  

About Midnight Velvet: 

Midnight Velvet is a mail-order catalog company that has been around for 27 years. Their tagline is Confident Style. Beautiful You. They are in business to create a shopping experience that invites you to immerse yourself in a world of dramatic fashions, glamorous jewelry, fragrances and exotic home décor that delights you with its quality and beauty. 

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Vintage Cutouts!

[ 154 ] July 22, 2014 |

Giraffes and Flower Power

Vintage Giraffe Sweater cutouts

After church, Walt and I usually stop and get some groceries at our local Kroger store.  I am usually dressed up so outfit pictures naturally follow.

This floral cutout skirt–Wowza!

Cutout florals

What makes this skirt so cute?  Laser-cut posies bring cool dimension to this mid-length JOA skirt ($58). Hidden back zip. Lined. The prices is really fantastic to0 for this dressy of a skirt!  

It’s all about the details

Cutout Details

I adore the details of this outfit: the felt trim of the sleeve and the felt giraffe on the breast of the cardigan, the peacock necklace (so cheap from ebay) and the satin ladylike MaryJane’s!  It’s easy for you to recreate the look.

Don’t forget a fab bag!

Best Tote Ever Ever

This is my favorite bag at the moment! Why is this bag insanely great? It’s a tote with pockets! Lots of them. No more digging around for your keys, phone and glasses! I featured this bag before here. 

Outfit Details

 JOA’s Jaime floral detail skirt ($59 What a steal!)

Vintage giraffe cashmere sweater (similar, Nordstrom’s $46)

Turquoise pumps (from Payless.. similar Nordstroms $46)

Michael Kors Multifunctional tote–my favorite bag ATM ($298–worth every cent via

Mint camisole from Meijers, $6.99 (similar)

Cute turquoise table and chairs $89 at Kroger (similar from Kohls)

PSSSST: Sale Alert!

ShopBop. com has 25% off all their Sale items through Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nordstrom is having it’s Anniversary Sale until August 4, 2014

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Win all the dresses! Karina Dresses for a whole year!

[ 12 ] July 15, 2014 |

13th #FrockStar Nation Event, Six Lovely Karina Dresses to One Winner!

Whoot! Karina is providing me with a different dress for every event, which style is your fav?

Spring Frockstar

Summer is here in all it’s glory, a perfect time to be a Frockstar and keep cool in Karina Dresses. Even better, Karina Dresses is providing one lucky winner in round 13 of Frockstar, 6 dresses–that’s a year’s worth of dresses — from the Karina dress collection! (Retail $1000). I have worn twelve dresses in the event so far! Which is your favorite?

Karina Dresses Tracey

The Chief Blonde models 12 Karina Dresses.  Left to right: Penelope dress in Cheetah,  Penelope dress review styled as a skirt, Tracy Midi Dress #1 Review and Tracy Midi Dress #2 Review (3rd Photo and Large Right Photo) , Rita Dress Review,  Sophie Dress Review, Gala Dress ReviewMeagan Dress ReviewEmily Review,  Jenny Dress Review,  Josie Dress  Review, and  Patti Dress Review   All Karina Dresses can be purchased at their WEBSITE

Which is your favorite Karina to date? Do you own a Karina yet?

My new favorite Karina was the Josie because of its length and how great it looks with a belt, and then my favorite was the Emily because it’s a sheath.  I am still hopeful they will reissue theEmily in some new patterns.  Like all Karina dresses, the Emily is made right in the USA in Brooklyn, NY. This was my second Tracy, in the midi-length.  All Karina Dresses are machine washable and wrinkle-free (perfect for spring breaks or summer vacations).

Just so you know…Make sure to sign up for Karina’s newsletter to win!

Karina Dresses has a newsletter you will want to get in your inbox. Each weekly newsletter has a winner of a new dress selected from the email subscribers. You have to open the email to see if it is you! In addition to giveaways, The Karina Dresses newsletter also has flash sales with the hottest prints at almost 50% off! To make this newsletter even more desirable to join, if you sign up and confirm your subscription (or are already a subscriber and enter this giveaway) you will be entered into the sweepstakes for $1000 in Karina Dresses! Are you ready to join the Karina Nation? Subscribe here!

If you are a blogger and you would like to do a review of a Karina Dress, they choose their reviewers from their affiliates! You can sign up to be an affiliate here:

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5 Light Bladder Leakage Solutions, Helping You With Your Triggers!

[ 66 ] July 14, 2014 |

Are there really Light Bladder Leakage solutions?

Today’s discussion about 5 Light Bladder Leakage Solutions is part of a sponsored post for Socialstars and Poise Microliner. #PoisewithSAM Light Bladder Leakage Solutions Light Bladder Leakage Solutions #PoisewithSam

We’re baaaack…talking about Light Bladder Leakage again!

This is such an important topic for so many women.  Light bladder leakage (LBL) happens in 1/3 of all women, it’s very common. Just what exactly IS light bladder leakage? LBL is the a light uninvited urinary leakage that occurs with certain triggers.

Top 10 Light Bladder Leakage Triggers

Light Bladder Leakage Solutions Light Bladder Leakage Solutions #PoisewithSam   LBL can be triggered by a variety of things. Here’s the top 10 LBL Triggers:

  1. Changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy or menopause
  2. Being overweight
  3. Medical complications
  4. Infections (bladder or urinary)
  5. Bladder irritants (eg. certain foods, etc)
  6. Coughing or laughing
  7. Sneezing
  8. Exercising or lifting
  9. Urge incontinence
  10. Mixed symptoms

So what Light Bladder Solutions do I have? How do I cope?

Light Bladder Leakage Solutions Light Bladder Leakage Solutions #PoisewithSam There are many solutions to light bladder leakage. Today I am going to offer you 5. For even more detail, head over to the Poise website for a full discussion of triggers, light bladder leakage solutions, and FAQs.

Top 5 Light Bladder Leakage Solutions

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  1. See your doctor–a doctor can help you establish your triggers, health issues etc.
  2. Exercise–one helpful way to reduce leaks is to strengthen the muscles of your pelvic floor. You can do this with yoga, Pilates, tai chi, walking, and kegels.
  3. Lose weight–extra weight leads to a weak pelvic floor.
  4. Track you Triggers–to discover what may be triggering your LBL, look for patterns by tracking your food, drinks, and activities.
  5. Be proactive with LBL!–Carry LBL specific liners (like Poise Microliners) in your purse or athletic bag.  Consider packing a just-in-case tote of extra pants and underwear.

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Do you have trouble with Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) caused by laughter? Read about my experience with that trigger in my previous post “Getting the Shot. Laughter as a Trigger!”   Do you know why it’s important to use a LBL specific liner like Poise’s Microliner? See my second article on “Super Absorbent Materials…Why Absorbency Matters

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