Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Got a FREE Starbucks voucher from the barista :)

I love Starbucks and I got my 9th free drink from Starbucks rewards. I decided to claim it awhile ago at a Starbucks store. This is the first time I'm using their load to card free drink so I told the barista that I checked my online starbucks account and it indicated that I have a free drink/food. He told me there would be no problem and that I can use my free drink/food. I chose a Venti Iced Caramel Brulee Coffee with whip cream on top and when he swiped my card, instead of getting my free drink, the amount was deducted from my balance. I asked him why I was charged instead of getting my free drink. He said sorry in a really nice way and handed me a voucher/coupon for a free drink (any size and any drink) the next time I visit Starbucks. I was happy I got a free coupon (this is the first time a barista handed me a coupon) but did email Starbucks awhile ago as to why I didn't get the free drink I earned. Here is a picture of my free coupon from the barista. :)

*I was not given compensation for this post. I just posted a recent experience of my own.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Covergirl Blast flipstick Review from BzzAgent

As I have posted in my previous reviews, I am a BzzAgent and this time I've joined the campaign for the Covergirl Blast Flipstick. I am really picky on the color of lipstick I wear and was excited to learn that I was invited for this campaign. I received 3 Covergirl blast flipsticks (vixen, minx and stunner) and some valuable coupons. I insantly liked the Vixen and the Stunner but gave the Minx to my friend. Here are the things I loved about the Covergirl Blast Flipstick:

1. I loved that it is blendable because I can mix and match colors instantly. The 2 colors on each lipstick complement each other and I didn't have to think of what colors to match.

                            (This is my picture with my younger daughter. Used The Vixen here)
2. Now I used it when I felt adventurous and mixed the Vixen and the Stunner and still, the colors blended and complemented each other. Here is a picture of me with the Vixen (cream) and Stunner (Shimmery) blend.

3. I like the scent of the flipsticks. I can't distinguish what scent it is but I definitely have smelled it when I was younger (maybe one of my toys? :))

4. I like that it is thinner than other lipsticks because I definitely can put it easier than other thicker lipsticks.

5. It lasts for a very long time. I've eaten and drank (from a cup) and still the Covergirl blast flipstick was still there. Not as vibrant as the first application but still there. :)

Now I really like this New Covergirl Blast flipstick and would definitely look for other shades in the market. Imagine there are 13 different shades that complement each other! And the SRP is just $8.49.

*I was given free samples from BzzAgent to facilitate my review. This is my own opinion.