How to Make Money from your Phone

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Did you know you could make money from your phone? As an upcoming college student, I have had to learn how to balance my budget but also find ways to make money as well. I have finally found the best ways I can make easy fast money. Check them out below!!

Money from the grocery store/Walking into a store/Scanning your receipt:

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Ibotta-This app is the rebate queen without having to mail in the rebate. The app is super easy to use and is worth it! All you do is find products that you purchased in store, snap a picture of your receipt, and earn. You can find rebates from stores like: Walmart, Target, Macy’s, Old Navy, and even Sephora (for my makeup lovers). YOU EVEN EARN $5 FOR JUST SIGNING UP!!!! Use my code UMHXBHV 

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Checkout51-Another rebate app! Unlike Ibotta, you don’t have to choose a store. Just find the products and take a picture of your receipt. I love this app, because you get a check instead of a gift card. Real Money!!

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Shopkick– If scanning grocery’s and taking pictures of receipts isn’t for you, then just walking into a store and clicking this app is for you! Super Easy! You earn points called “kicks” for walking through the door of select stores. Once you earn enough kicks you cash your credits out for gift cards to places like: Target, Amazon, Apple, Walmart, and Nike. This one can earn you gift cards pretty fast. Click here to sign up

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Receipt Hog- This app is by far my favorite app to make quick easy money. All you have to do is take a picture of any receipt. ANY RECEIPT!!! I can’t say enough good things about this app. You can only earn Amazon or Paypal gift cards. I have cashed out many times on this app.

Shopping online & instore

Ebates– This site is the real deal. This site has been featured on news shows, online, and even commercials. I love love love this site. Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 12.38.27 PMBasically you get paid whenever you shop online. The sites has thousands of brands to choose from: Macys, Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom, Gap, and much more. All you have to do is search on the website for the store you are shopping at and click the link (which takes you straight to the website) and shop! Literally the easiest way to make money! You can either be paid through a check or gift cards. I have only been paid three times(via check) and am currently about to get another (check).

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    Taking Surveys/Watching Videos

    2. Swag bucks– I think this is #1 on everyone’s list. This site is literally amazing. You can do so many things to earn points which later can be redeemed for sweepstakes or gift cards. You however do not receive actual dollar bills or checks. Swagbucks runs off a point system.  I have received around 13 gift cards from Swagbucks. When I got my first gift card I thought it would come in the mail and take forever. However, within a day I received an egift card for the store I seleswagcted. This has been done with all my gift cards. The way I get my points is by doing the daily poll and completing the noso. You can earn up to 3 Swagbucks per day by doing these two. I also search and watch videos for easy Swagbucks. Rarely I will buy or sign up for something where I can earn more Swagbucks for those offers. One thing that I do not do on Swagbucks is the surveys. There is no reason that I do not complete the surveys only that I do so many surveys that I need a break and this site allows me the opportunity to earn rewards without always having to complete a survey.
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3. Inboxdollars– I love this site because it gives me the opportunity to make real money and not receive sweepstakes or gift cards. The payment is either a check or a card similar to a visa. This site gives countless opportunities to make money without having to do surveys like most sites, and they also give you a $5 bonus just for signing up!. My personal favorite thing to do on this site is to click  on emails and get payed $.02 for each email I click. Although iboxt may take a couple of days to earn a dollar it is so worth it because it is easy money. I also watch videos and earn $.01. Unlike Swagbucks I do the surveys offered on inboxdollars. I don’t qualify for a lot of the surveys but the ones I do I can make $.25-$5 per survey and the surveys are always available. The only bad thing is you have to cash out at $30 which depending on how much you do it can take a while. But after you cash out your first time($30) you can cash out on any amount.
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Selling clothes, shoes, or accessories

4. Poshmark & Merci– Are apps that I use to make money by selling my clothes, shoes, and accessories. I like beingFullSizeRender (6) able to control and interact with people with my personal items. I can better explain to them or ask them questions personally. Th evibe on these apps are amazing and everyoIMG_7519ne is so friendly. Each app has an advantage over the other. The only bad thing is that postmark takes 20% of what you make which can be lot for listing priced low. However Mercari takes 10% of your earnings. But when it comes to shipping, Poshmark has a flat rate of $4.99 on every order where as Mercari has different prices for different sized items. But both sites are amazing and I have earned money from both.
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Posmark & get $5: BYHER 
                                               Mercari & get $2:Kev986

5 Summertime Makeup Products

As you all know, the weather is being to change. Goodbye spring and hello summer! Below are my favorite products to use in the summer! If you have some favorite products that are good to use in the summer, comment down below.

 

70723-bareSkin-Natural-0Bare minerals Foundation-For the summer I wanted to switch my normal foundation formula (from matte to dewy). I normally wear a matte foundation that is very dry and not liquidy at all. For summertime, dry is not the move! I decided that a more liquidy or dewy formula would be best for the hot weather. Just remember to use a setting spray after applying this foundation or any other dewy foundation.

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Colourpop Lipstick -I love Colourpop for many reasons. However, the number one thing I love most about them, is there color selection and how they are constantly adding new colors to the line. For summertime, pinks and nudes are what I am looking forward  to wearing on my lips. Colourpop has the best selection of these colors and they are super affordable.

Sephora illuminate Highlighter Palette-Highlight is a must for the summertime! There are many different colors that highlights come in: browns, pinks, or whites. For the summer, I will be using the Sephora Highlight Palette. This palette is best because it includes browns, pinks, and whites all in one! This highlight palettes gives the best glow while not being too cakey or too glitter/sparkly.

Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizer- It is very important to stay moisturized during the summer months. Drink plenty of water is a also a must! Finding the best moisturizer is important because it may be different than when you used it in the winter months. I look for two things in a moisturizer during the summer: contains spf and is oil free. Take the time out to do research on a moisturizer that fits your needs. My favorite is the Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions. It contains both the two things I need combined in one.

Urban Decay Setting Spray- Setting spray is a must for the summer! Every single day I walk out of the house, it is important that I spray setting spray after my makeup. My oily skin and the summertime heat does not mix well with one another. I love to use the Urban Decay setting spray because it is formulated to control oil and it is also an oil free product.  For my skin, this is perfect.

 

 

 

Eyebrow Routine

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Today I walked outside and the weather was beautiful! The sun was bright and the flowers were blooming. I decided I would go out today instead of staying indoors. I got dressed and started with my makeup. My makeup routine is pretty simple. However, recently I have been doing my eyebrows. Normally I’ll get my eyebrows wax and just apply an eyebrow gel to keep them in place throughout the day. Recently I have loved filling in my eyebrows. I can notice a difference right away. Previously I was using the Anastasia Beverly Hill Brow Definer.  The brow pencil was nice but I wanted to venture out and try a brow gel.

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I decided to try the ELF Eyebrow Kit in Dark. This has to be one of the best drugstore products for your eyebrows. It is very easy to apply the product onto your brush then to your eyebrows. A little can go a long way with this product. The color matches my eyebrow shade perfectly. The kit is also available in a light shade and medium shade. The setting powder helps keep the brows in place throughout the day. There is a brush that is include. The double sided brush helps arch your brows while the other side aids in filling them in.

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There many different tools I use for my eyebrows from brushes, to eyebrow gel, and also an eyebrow definer. I don’t really get my eyebrows wax or threaded. If I do, I’ll get a wax every 3-5 months. I don’t mind doing my eyebrows myself. My favorite concealer brush to use is the Real Techniques Detailer Brush. It comes in a set with 3 other brushes. It really is worth getting the whole set. The brush is great because it is very small and can fit in the inner brow easily. The next brush is the ELF Eyelash & Brow Wand. This spoolie works so good compared to the price.Only $1 !!! Sometimes the cheapest can be the best. I use the ULTA Eyebrow gel to hold down my brows if I decide not to do my eyebrows. This is a really nice clear gel that is super affordable. The next tool is a brow trim & is used for shaping. This tool is an essential to have. Lastly, we jus have an ELF Concealer brush that I use to actually fill in my eyebrows. I use this brush instead of the brush that came with it, because it is much bigger and easier to use.

 

MAC Haul

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A girl can never have too much makeup! I love trying new products and repurchasing old ones. This haul includes new products from MAC that I am trying and a repurchase of one of my favorite lipsticks. MAC never fails me and I love trying new products from them. Unlike most brands, I love MAC because it fits every skin color and skin type. I would recommend MAC products to anyone!

 

Mineralize Skinfinish in Naturally Enhanced– I am currently getting close to running out of my everyday bronzer. I decided to go ahead and search for a new one that would be exactly like I have or similar. I use a drugstore bronzer that works amazing. I am trying to switch my entire makeup routine from drugstore to high end. The only thing left to switch is a bronzer. I did countless amounts of research to find the perfect. Out of all the bronzers I found, the MAC bronzer interested me the most. I love how the bronzer has four different shades within itself. Depending on the look I am trying to accomplish, I can match it with one of the shades from the bronzer. Unlike the bronzer I was using before, these shades are not very powdery but still very pigmented.

MAC Lipstick in Whirl– I have been eying this lip color for forever. I’ve always wonder how it would look on me. I decided to go ahead and buy. I’m not really sure how I feel about the lip color. It wasn’t what I expected but it also isn’t terrible. I was hoping for brownish pink color but I’m not getting that from this color. I will continue and try to find a way to enjoy this color before I have to return it. Hopefully it works out.

MAC Lipstick in Spirit– My all time favorite lip product!! This is my everyday lip product that I use all the time. I love it  because it is so neutral but also brightens my face. Spirit is a satin finish that last for a while. The formula is very creamy and slides right on. This lipstick is very  buildable and can be formulated to how you like. I have actually purchased this product before and this is currently my second repurchase. After I finish this tube, I will definitely purchase again.

Sephora Illuminate Highlight Palette

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Good Morning makeup loves!! I am super excited about today’s post. I have been trying to get my hands on this since forever and I finally got it! The whole highlight trend has definitely taken over. I normally use a sparkly, glittery eyeshadow as my highlight. This has been working perfectly, however, its only one color and I want an array of colors to choose from. Since summer is around the corner I am excited to have 6 different highlights to use.

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The palette includes 6 different shades. Looking for a highlight palette, I knew I wanted pink colors and also brownish bronze colors. 5 of the colors in this set include exactly what I wanted. I knew I wouldn’t use the white shade often, but I would use it at times. The first thing I noticed about the colors are that they are all shimmery. I wanted to avoid this at all possible. I knew I wanted shimmery but mostly matte highlights. Surprisingly these are not too shimmery. They are very wearable shimmery shades that I can wear everyday. My favorite two shades are the two middle shades, the two bronze colors. I love these so much. At times if I apply the other 4 shades, I’ll outline with a bronze shade and it is the prettiest thing ever.

IMG_0004 I was very worried about the shades washing me out or not being very pigmented. To my surprise they are neither. At times the lighter shades are a little too light on me and sometimes hardly noticeable. A solution would be to go in with a little bit more product. Not too much because then the face will look very shimmery and glittery.

 

The packaging is to die for. The box it comes in, is perfect. The front attracted me right away. It’s looks illuminating, and that’s the whole concept! I love how the back shows the pictures of the shades and the chalk version of them.