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How to Save & Earn Cash on Hair & Beauty Gifts with Ebates & Groupon!

Are you struggling to figure what to get your naturally curly friends and family?

Are you wondering what you get your favorite makeup artist this Christmas?

Are you trying to find products to protect your hair this winter, but don’t want to spend a lot of money?

I’m going to give you some juicy info on how you can use rebate and coupon site to save cash on your spending this holiday season.

Is it possible? Sure!

Is it legal? You bet!

The popular rebate site Ebates has a link to get rebates for using Groupon. As I write this, you earn back 6% of your Groupon purchase. Along with that, Groupon sends emails daily of current deals and coupons with an extra percentage off your eligible purchases. Keep reading to see current deals on hair and beauty products.

Related: My Favorite Hair and Skin Care Products of 2016.

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To Earn Those Free Rebates…

First, follow these steps to save money on your holiday hair care and beauty shopping this year.

  1. Visit *Ebates.com
  2. Sign Up for Ebates Here. If you have already, skip to step 3.
  3. Seach for Groupon in the Ebates search bar.
  4. Click the “Shop Now” button and wait for the link to transfer you to Groupon.Groupon 2
  5. Sign Up for Groupon Here. If you have already, skip to step 6.
  6. In the Groupon search bar, type in whatever you are looking for. (Flat Iron, Organic shampoo & conditioner, satin scarves, makeup brushes, etc.)
  7. Once, you’ve found what you wanted, add it to the cart.
  8. Before checking out, check your emails or the homepage for a coupon code for an extra percentage off.
  9. Enter the coupon code in the promo code box OR let Ebates apply the coupon for you.Ebates 3
  10. Proceed to Checkout and make your purchase.
  11. Check your Ebates account and look at your cash back balance to see how much you’ve earned. If you don’t see it after a few days (or weeks depending on your purchase), go here to inquire about your rebate.

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Related: 10 Ways to Use Your Time & Money Wisely While Unemployed.
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Here are some of the current hair and beauty products you can buy using Groupon and Ebates. Get them before they sell out!

Pureology
Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner 8.5 oz
Unicorn Makeup Brushes
2017 Newest Unicorn Makeup Brushes Set+ Cosmetic Bag(10 pcs
Chi flat iron set
CHI Gift Set – 1” Ceramic Ionic Flat Iron & Hair Treatment Set
Deva Curl
Deva Curl Buildup Buster
InkedMakeup Brushes Current Deal_LI
Professional Makeup Brush Set with Pouch (12 or 24 Piece)

There you have it! Why not get money back for things you know you need for your holiday purchases.


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What is on your wishlist this holiday season? 

How do you save money on your purchases?

Do you like to shop before or after the holidays?

Let me know in the comments below.

Talk to you later.

Ebony/ CoilySue86

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Honest Review: L'Oreal Revitalift Deep-Acting Moisturizer.

*Originally posted on my Instagram with some words added here.

I received this product from Influenster to try. I was supposed to take a before and after photo to show how this cream lifted and toned my skin.

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My before and after in one photo.

I HAVE to be honest.
I didn’t make it past day one!
I’m going to jump right into why.
I put this on my face and was immediately put off by the smell of the product. I have a sensitive nose and certain smells are hard to ignore. It smelled very medicinal and the fragrance they added didn’t help. I know this isn’t all natural and organic. Sometimes, I don’t mind that. But I don’t expect it to smell like an ointment.

I know this isn’t all natural and organic. Sometimes, I don’t mind that. But I don’t expect it to smell like an ointment.
However, it felt okay on my face. It gave it a healthy glow. It didn’t get dry but if I was to touch my face lightly, I could feel the product on my fingers. I don’t think my skin completely absorbed the product.
Would I use this again? Maybe underneath another product with a stronger scent than this. Unfortunately, I could not use this product daily.

For now, I will stick to using my oil mix as a moisturizer. As far as lifting and toning, I just need to stop sleeping on my face. Can you tell which side of my face I sleep on the most?

As far as lifting and toning, I just need to stop sleeping on my face. Can you tell which side of my face I sleep on the most?

Have you used this? If not, would you? What do you use or do to fight the signs of aging?

Thanks for reading!

Ebony/ CoilySue86

Are We Obligated to Buy Black? My Response to Harsh Criticism Toward a Fellow YouTuber.

Hey, Everyone! I’m glad you paid a visit to my site. 😀

Are we obligated to buy black only? I buy black, but not all the time. I’m going to tell you why I asked.

So, couple nights ago I was up late catching up on my favorite YouTube channels and I clicked on Naptural85’s latest video on the Pantene Gold Series line. She did a great job reviewing the product like she normal does for product reviews and D.I.Y.s.
Watch the video here.
Yes, I am a fan of her’s, but not a Stan! Meaning, I am not one to think that she can do no wrong and I don’t agree or like everything she does. But in my head, she is a sister from another mister.
Usually, when I like a review, demo, vlog, etc. I may skip reading the comments because folks like to troll HARD! Yet, I read through the comments and I can’t remember why. Maybe I was going to leave a comment or question about the product… I don’t know because I got really distracted by comments like these.

“Pantene is hiring Blacks but it is not Black-owned. Of course they are not stupid, they know where the money is going to come from. Please support Black-owned companies. Keep the profits in the community!”

“sick and tired of whites profiting off of us. With all that’s going on in this world, I refuse to allow that to happen with MY money. Pantene doesn’t give a damn about any of us. They’re just trying to make a dollar. I will only support those who have a real interest in me and my people.”

” Sponsored products always get rave reviews, even though many people who use it don’t have the same result!”

“Love you Whit, but I support Black owned as much as I can. Pantene is white own and they see profit in including Black people..they’re not stupid, so I kind of ignore your tutorial sorry. Then again…Panteen got the big bucks and since your family is expanding maybe it’s not about Black but about green. I know your life long dream is owing a home and Boston is very expensive. This makes sense. Pantene has the big bucks for sponsorship, you do you.its about your family and your financial situation.”

What the hell?! Who are these people?!

That last comment is from Satan. That woman let Satan use her to be messy. I’m not playing when I say that either. She hit on VERY personal points of Whitney’s life and tried to make her feel guilty for doing what everyone else in the world does and that is whatever the hell they want. You don’t come at someone and mention their body, family, home, and money. That is one of the many things Satan does to bring us to crumble in defeat. Just pointing out who the real enemy is and no, it’s not that woman.

Everyone does whatever they want. Unless you are a newborn baby or have a disability, whatever you twitch your muscles to do is in your control to do. Period.

Yet, I respect some of the concerns that most white-owned companies don’t care about us and we should support our own people. White-owned companies are jumping on the fact that many of us have returned to our hair to its natural state because they are losing money from the fact that we no longer buy their relaxers or other products that cause more damage to our hair. They were the ones who lied and convinced us that our hair isn’t normal or manageable.

White-owned companies not caring about us is nothing new! Why are we acting like that’s a new thing? Did we think they cared about us when they we selling us relaxers? Flat irons? Teaching our children in their schools? Creating food deserts in our community causing us to heavily rely on their McDonald’s, Rally’s/ Checkers, and Burger King?

Anyway, my responses below shows a better light on how I feel about these comments and the notion of an obligation to buy only black-owned.

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Apparently, I watch too much WWE with my husband and read the original comment in my Steve Austin voice.

There are more comments that follow my statements. Feel free to visit the video’s comment section and find my following responses.

I also, don’t care if the video was sponsored. I’m not going to get on a virtual soapbox and mention every unnatural, unsponsored or sponsored, and non-black-owned products that Whitney has featured on her channel. But they can be found if you search for them.

She COULD feature only black-owned hair care products on her channel and the same goes for me and my channel, but how honest would that be if that is not what we do in real life?

Why are people expecting YouTubers do create videos for free when you don’t do what you do for free? And millions of people watch YouTube videos all day long and the revenue from those ads are literally pennies compared to the work that goes into creating content that is pushed out daily for viewers. Creating high-quality (or even low-quality. Ahem!) YouTube videos frequently isn’t cheap or easy. This is coming from someone who is just getting close to 500 subscribers after I started almost two years ago.

Now, mind you I would have said the same thing if it were anyone else’s channel because I am strongly tired of some people acting like that there is an obligation to buy ONLY from black-owned companies. No one should feel so pressured to buy or even demo products and services JUST because they are black-owned. That’s like saying, I’m obligated to buy from companies ran by women because I am a woman. No! I buy what works, what fits, what costs less, what makes me feel better, what fits my values, from companies who show women that look like me, and what I like!

Every product or service that is black-owned won’t be to our liking and we aren’t obligated to keep spending money on things we don’t like. That’s wasteful.

If you want everything you use to be black-owned, there’s nothing wrong with that. I’ll be behind you. However, until you can find everything you want to use that is black-owned, keep using whatever the hell you want.

To me, the first step to acting like a free black woman is to realize that I am free to do what I please with what and whom I please and I shouldn’t be treated as if my “black card” is real and attached to how I spend my money… or lack thereof.

So, if we are obligated to buy black-owned everything? Then, we should be earning black-owned money, right?

Thanks so much for reading. Please subscribe to stay updated on posts that are coming out. I recently purchased some products that are black-owned and I will be doing an honest first impression with those products.

Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Take care!

~Ebony/ CoilySue86

Fall & Winter Natural Hair Regimen| Start to Finish + 3 Style Options.

Hey! I’ve got a treat for you!

I’ve created a great regimen to beat cold weather dryness and itching. The process is simple and doesn’t take up any more time than a normal wash day. Did I mention that it includes three styles?


This regimen consists of homemade and store bought products to help you obtain and maintain healthy hair from start to finish. It’s up to you to use either homemade or store bought. There’s no pressure. Just don’t skip the LOC or LCO method.

Homemade Products:
1. Anti-Dandruff Hot Oil Mix (Blog Post)

https://youtu.be/textfA3r73I (Video)

2. DOUBLE DIY: Fluffy Double Whipped Shea Butter Cream & Lotion! (Blog Post)

https://youtu.be/YEcswR3jHLg (Video)

3. Clarifying, Dandruff Fighting Clay Hair Mask: (Blog Post)

https://youtu.be/f9af7BNoudY (Video)

Store Bought Products:

1. Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil

Intensive Hydration Conditioner

2. As I Am Leave-In Conditioner

3. Headwrap from Elinorah.com

Click the video below to watch me complete the whole routine.

Acure Brightening Facial Scrub Review on Dark Skin.

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My review of a really good organic facial scrub by Acure on my dark skin. This is the best facial scrub I’ve come across by far. It keeps my skin tone really even. My skin
is smooth and fresh feeling after every use.

To get a more full and detailed review, please watch the video below. To ask any question or leave your opinion below in the comments or comment on the video on YouTube.

Enjoy!

Watch my review in HD below!

Acure Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub, 4 Ounces (Packaging May Vary)

Acure Brightening Facial Scrub: https://amzn.to/2LyzZrD

TheCalabar Market: http://www.getcalabar.com/

https://www.instagram.com/calabarsoap/

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