The PMS Package | Review and Unboxing + Coupon Code

Ladies, I’m sure most, if not all, of you will agree when I say getting my period is something I NEVER look forward to. Mood swings, cramps, bloating, and fatigue are just a few PMS symptoms I dread during my cycle. I always thought there would be NOTHING that could make me feel any type of positive emotion when it comes to periods until I heard of The PMS Package.

The PMS Package Unboxing and Review | Coupon Code

In short, The PMS Package is a monthly subscription service that delivers a box full of goodies straight to your doorstep during your cycle! Use code STRESSFREE to get up to 35% off your first box during the month of December. This is a non affiliate code, just FYI!

*This post is not sponsored but the product was sent to me for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



26 Empowering and Positive Quotes + Birthday Giveaway

26 Empowering and Positive Quotes

Holy guacamole, I cannot believe I turn 26 today! Today I’ll be sharing 26 of my favorite empowering and positive quotes. There are tons of quotes I absolutely love and try to live by but these are the first ones that come to mind.

26 Empowering and Positive Quotes

If you’re not into these types of posts and are here for the solely for the giveaway, feel free to scroll all the way down!



50 Blog Post Ideas That Will Captivate Your Audience | Beauty And Lifestyle Edition

Do you ever find yourself unable to figure out what type of content to create next? Or do you have dozens of blog post ideas going on in your head at once and can’t narrow it down to one specific topic? I’ve often been in that position and what sometimes helps me is listing down different topics or finding ideas on the web. Today, I’m here to share 50 fun, interesting topics that will surely captivate your audience and even increase it!

50 Blog post ideas


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Walmart Beauty Box Review | Spring 2017

My Spring Walmart Beauty Box  arrived this week and I have to say I am impressed! For $5 a box, you can’t really expect a whole lot but this season’s box was jam packed full of goodies.

The Walmart Beauty Box  is a quarterly subscription service that provides full and sample size beauty products and coupons. All you pay is a $5 shipping charge and you get a box full of goodies delivered straight to your doorstep! This subscription is available to US residents only.

Spring 2017 Walmart Beauty Box

This service isn’t fully customizable like other beauty boxes. There are two different curated boxes each season and the one you get depends on your age. Subscribers under the age of 35 will receive the “Trendsetter” box and those 35+ will receive the “Classic” box.

Something different did occur this season, however. I received an email about two weeks ago asking if I wanted to opt in for their first themed box, the theme being “Me Moment”, which I did.  After browsing Instagram and My Subscription Addiction – I noticed this themed box was a mixture of the Trendsetter and Classic boxes minus a couple products.



Glamour and Giggles Revamped!

Glamour and Giggles has gotten a makeover! From switching to Blogger to WordPress to purchasing my own domain, Glamour and Giggles has quite a few changes. I have wanted to make to do this for quite some time now and am so excited to unveil the newly revamped Glamour and Giggles!

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Swagbucks | Earn Free Sephora Gift Cards and PayPal Cash

Happy Monday beauties! I thought I’d do a quick rundown on how to earn FREE Sephora gift cards since their annual Beauty Insider sale is just around the corner AND you can get 12% off your first $25 gift card each month!

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If you haven’t heard about the Beauty Insider sale – here’s a quick guide to the dates/codes:

  • Rouge Members get 15% off 4/18-4/24 with code ROUGESPRING
  • VIB Members get 15% off 4/19-4/24 with code VIBSPRING
  • Beauty Insiders get 10% off 4/20-4/23 with code BISPRING
The sale will be valid in stores and online – cards have been mailed out – don’t worry if you haven’t received yours yet, it will be coming in the next few days!

Okay – so back to free gift cards!

I wrote about Swagbucks way back in 2014 when I first launched Glamour and Giggles but a few things have changed since so I thought I’d do a refresher.

I’ve been using Swagbucks for over 7 years now and have redeemed countless gift cards and paypal cash! Not only do they have Paypal Cash and Sephora gift cards, they have HUNDREDS of other prizes to choose from!

If you have enough Swagbucks – I would suggest snagging a $25 gift card of your choice because you will get a 12% discount on your first $25 gift card each month, making it 2200 Swagbucks rather than 2500!

If you have a couple hours to spare each day, it’s completely doable earn enough Swagbucks to redeem multiple Sephora cards before the sale! Below are the 3 easiest ways I earn Swagbucks:

  • Complete the daily tasks – these are listed on the left hand side of the screen. These are easy peasy and only will only take you a few minutes. Plus they’ll help you reach your daily goal so you can earn a bonus amount of Swagbucks at the end of each month!
  • Utilize Swagbucks as your search engine! You don’t have to make it your default (I don’t, I’m so used to Google!) but your chance of earning Swagbucks will increase if you do. Nevertheless, you can earn Swagbucks by searching things you’ll already be looking up with your other search engines. Note: Swagbucks is powered by Yahoo!
  • Watch videos – easy peasy once again! I tend to do this when I’m watching TV – the videos are short and you only need to stay on one video for about 30 seconds before moving onto the next! 
One thing I didn’t mention on my top 3 easiest ways to earn is surveys. I know this is a popular option for many Swagbucks users and definitely one of the biggest ways to earn Swagbucks but I hardly ever qualify for surveys. They do give you one Swagbuck for going through the qualification process but sometimes that process takes up a lot of time so I prefer to do the three I mentioned above.
There are Swagbucks referral links in this post but no worries if you don’t want to use them! Let me know if you have any questions, I’d be more than happy to help! 
Happy earning!

Life Updates + My Goals As A Blogger For 2017

It’s been a few months since I last did a personal post and turning 25 recently has really got me thinking about tons of things with my personal life, blog, and more! Below I’ll be answering a few questions I’ve asked myself and questions I get asked by others.

Are you where you thought or expected you’d be at this age?
Heck no! In my late teens/early twenties I thought or hoped I would already be in the process of finding my life companion by I was 24 and have kids by 26-27 and that has definitely not happened. I know it’s totally okay and normal not to be married at this age and it’ll all happen when the time is right for me but still .-.
Career wise, however, I’m not disappointed nor content if that makes any sense. I never really had any professional goals growing up – all I knew is that I wanted to get a degree (no one in my immediate family went to college) and I wanted to help people. I have a Bachelors in History and recently completed graduate studies and have a Masters in Health Administration so yay – I’m not a complete failure! Moreover, I think I’m meeting my goal in helping people with the current position I have in the healthcare field so double yay! The reason I say I’m not content is that there are so many fields to experience in this world – tying myself down to one specific area doesn’t feel right for me and my goals. 
Why don’t you post more frequently?
I haven’t been motivated to blog these past few months and as disappointed as I am with myself on that, I didn’t think it would have been right to post for the sake of posting – I want all my content on here to have a meaning behind it. That being said – I really hope to be active here on out!
Favorite TV show?
Usually I would name a dozen crime shows but right now my heart completely belongs to an Indian dance show – Super Dancer! Super Dancer’s aim is to find a child who has the potential to become the future of dance. What makes this show so special is that it’s full of positivity and warms your heart from the hosts to the judges to the contestants and their choreographers! Moreover, many of the choreographers on the show were contestants on other dance shows so it’s so so amazing to see them on TV again and watch how they’ve grown, especially with their own unique styles. 
Each contestant on the show is immensely talented – I think they’re all worthy of being called “dance ka kal” (future of dance). Also, I have to say that their performances are so so amazing – the show has been airing since September and there has not been a single performance that was dull or lacking. Last thing I’ll say about Super Dancer is that I’ve never cried so much – whether it’s from their emotional performances or from comedy acts – everyone is so talented on this show – I hope it continues on for a long time! You can check out some of their episodes here!
Have you ever considered becoming a full time beauty blogger?
Yes! I love sharing my experiences with all things beauty and hope I can pursue a full time career as a blogger someday. I don’t that happening anytime soon but it is one of my ultimate goals at this moment. 
Will you share your entire makeup collection at some point?
Yes! My mom and I plan to move into a new home in Spring 2017 so it’ll have to wait until then. All my makeup is currently in boxes but I have plans for creating a beauty room/office when we make the big move so that’s when I plan to show my full collection!
What types of posts should Glamour and Giggles readers expect?
Besides product reviews and hauls, I hope to start doing some spotlight features on indie brands. I have a directory on indie brands/small shops here if you’re interested! I also hope to bring more of the “lifestyle-ness” to Glamour and Giggles – I have a few ideas how but nothing definite yet. I am totally open to suggestions! Lastly, I hope to create resources for those who want to blog but are not sure how or where to start. The possibilities are endless!
Anything new or exciting happen in your life lately?
I feel like I have the most boring life ever – the only new or exciting thing I can think of is my latest splurge. I got my first camera on my birthday – a Canon PowerShot SX610 HS! I am so camera illiterate I don’t see myself starting to use it until early 2017. 
Well there you have it! I hope you all found this interesting or learned something new about me! If you’re new to the blog I first thank you for visiting lil old me and welcome you to check out my “About” page along with my latest beauty review!

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