The Best Ways To Save Money On Children’s Clothing

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If you don’t want the hassle of taking your children shopping on a crowded high street, you can browse for products online and have your order delivered to your door. Here are some of the best ways to save money on children’s clothing.

1. Use a price comparison website

Using a price comparison website lets you find the best offers on children’s clothing catalogues in one place. These sites list retailers that are currently holding sales so you’ll be able to source the best deals. Whether you’re looking for school uniforms or the latest trainers from big name sportswear brands, you can find products on one site without scouring the Internet.

2. Check clearance items

Clearance items could save you cash. Many retailers offer a wide range of children’s clothes that have been reduced, so you could bag a bargain. These items might have defections or minor imperfections but you could find famous brands with a cheap price tag. Don’t forget to check children’s clothes during the New Year sales, too. During this period, many famous brands are heavily discounted.

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#WriteBeautifully With CN Paper Crafts’ Macata Traveler’s Notebook

Notebooks, I guess are so much like how shoes are for other girls, you can never really have too many. I guess I cannot blame myself as it has always been a source of simple joy for me to get a notebook {or two} whenever I visit a shop or a bookstore. I cannot help it, as they are such beauties and are most useful, too. You can turn them into a diary, a journal, a planner, a logbook, or a place to dump all the thoughts swirling about your head. The possibilities are really endless and the potentials of a new notebook is enough to make any paper-loving gal giddy with excitement!

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My new Macata Traveler’s Notebook from CN Paper Crafts

I have been ogling at these beautiful traveler’s notebook on Instagram since late last year. I have been planning to go back to journaling for the longest time and what better way to inspire me to write regularly than the prospect of a pristine notebook.  A traveler’s notebook seems to be a very popular choice amongst planner-loving folks because it is so much easier and convenient to use. The leather cover binds and protects the notebook inserts inside and you can use several inserts at the same time, one for each facet of your life {some planner mums have separate notebooks for their planners, recipes, finances, and the likes}. You can also easily replace used-up notebooks with new ones and use the leather cover for as long as you want. Some even exert loads of effort to prettify their traveler’s notebooks, adding charms, dashboards, inserts, beautiful stickers, and the likes.

At this point, I am sure you can pretty much sum up how much I love notebooks and imagine how excited I was to receive this beautiful traveler’s notebook from CN Paper Crafts! I was torn between the red one and this, but in the end it was the Navy Blue Macata that won me over.

CN Paper Crafts in a nutshell

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CN Paper Crafts is co-owned by Nissan and her boyfriend, Christian. The shop recently celebrated its first anniversary and launched their project, #WriteBeautifully, a series of collaborations with Filipino bloggers. It was CN Paper Craft’s vision to make beautiful writing repositories to inspire people to write beautifully. They wanted to help preserve the art of analog writing, may that be in the form of note-taking, journaling, or planning, in this digital age. This passion for writing and creating, coupled with a fierce pride for local makers, has been the motivation of the CN Paper Crafts duo to keep on making traveler’s notebooks.

I got my Macata Traveler’s Notebook in A5 size about 2 weeks ago and I instantly fell in love with it. Isn’t it pretty? I love the color as well as its beautiful texture. The cover is made of synthetic leather, which is a thumb’s up for me, as I am squeamish about using genuine leather thinking of the animals who had to suffer just so the leather can be collected. This particularly cover, though, had the feel and the look of genuine leather. It even comes in various lovely colors and different sizes ~ A5, Standard, Personal, Field Notes, and Passport ~ to fit multiple purposes and needs. Since I have difficulty using smaller notebooks, I opted for the bigger one. I already have a planner at the moment so I was undecided on what to do with my new traveler’s notebook, but thought it would be perfect for hand-lettering practice as well as for bullet journaling which I would also like to explore. CN Paper Crafts carries inserts which can be purchased as a set or individually. They also have various types of inserts for you to choose from.

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Coupons For Good: 3 Cosmetic Companies Dedicated To Using Safe Ingredients

I am not too fond of make-up and other cosmetic products because I know most of those available in the market are laden with chemicals that may cause more harm than good. Recently, out of whim, and mostly out of the necessity to look less oily and pale when I go out, I purchased a mineral loose powder and an all-natural lip tint. I have tried the lip tint and I love how it makes the lips red and less pale. I also love the fact that only good ingredients go to my skin whenever I use it. It is good to know that more companies are ditching the harmful chemicals and choosing more natural ingredients for their cosmetic products.

As more women become aware that certain ingredients used in cosmetics can contribute to health problems, they have started to look for safer alternatives. Some chemicals cause mild allergic reactions. They’re not particularly harmful, but they are annoying. Others may contribute to cancer risks, disrupt your body’s hormone production, or cause neurotoxicity.

If you are looking for safe cosmetic products, you may want to buy from these three brands to protect yourself from dangerous chemicals and other concerns.

Sephora SkinSAFE

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If you love Sephora products but you want to protect yourself from potentially harmful ingredients, focus on cosmetics from the SkinSAFE collection. Sephora SkinSAFE avoids common hypoallergenic ingredients that can cause health concerns for some. The cosmetics collection’s website also lets you sort products by ingredients to make sure that you never choose an option that will cause an allergic reaction for you.

SkinSAFE relies on research from the Mayo Clinic to provide hypoallergenic products that are safe for all women to use. When shopping online, you can even create a user profile that will suggest only products that will work well for you.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on Sephora’s SkinSAFE cosmetics to keep your skin healthy. Before you shop, check out coupons at the Goodsearch website. You can also cut costs with Sephora Coupons for Good on Facebook.

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