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Rustoleum Comfort Spray Grip is a game changer

Did you know that Rustoleum makes a comfort grip for spray paint cans? You may be asking what a comfort grip is. Well, it’s a trigger spray-style cap you can add to your spray paint cans to use it more comfortably. I had purchased one of these a while ago and didn’t get around to using it until recently. I […]

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Elf Promos ends 7/21/24

This Week Only! Beauty Squad: Get a FREE Suntouchable Invisible Sunscreen SPF 35 with any $25+ purchase. New! Soft Glam Satin Foundation! Hit that sweet spot between full beat and barely there with medium buildable, long-wearing coverage for only $8. NEW! Lash XTNDR Mascara! Take lashes to xtreme lengths with buildable tubing technology. Only $7!

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Pal’s top 5 Flavored waters that are worth trying

I’ve tried a few different flavored waters lately. I don’t usually drink sparkling or carbonated water much but when I get the chance to I figure they are worth trying. 1. Aura Bora I recently tried this brand of sparkling water. Thanks to Social Nature and the brand. I tried the Ginger and Meyer lemon water. I’ll give it to

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I was invited to join the Illuminati via email

It looks like the Illuminati scam is back again.I shared about this possible scam back in 2020. I was contacted about joining on Instagram via DM. The email The sender The email was sent from Adrian Hutupasu from the following email address: adrian.hutupasu@rastechnic.aero Oddly enough the email didn’t have the TO field filled in. Yet it landed in my inbox.

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Scam Alert: FasTrak Text scam

Update 7/13/2024 Post updated to include a new text message and sender number. It looks like this scam is back again. My mom had this text this morning. The text was from 263-788-9017. The message was similar to the original text but instead of it requesting $4.67 it’s now $7.99 and the late fee is $79.90. Our records indicate that

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10 Deodorants/antiperspirants to try this summer

It’s summertime again, meaning no one wants to be stinky when they are out and about. So I thought I’d list ten Deodorants/Antiperspirants that might be worth trying. I’m not going to lie I get overheated easily and sweat easily. So I need something that helps wick away moisture while still leaving me smelling fresh. This has been a hard

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skinfix has a new community

Skinfix launched a new skincare community. It does require some daily activity but you can earn coins to cash in towards discounts at Skinfix. You also get to interact with other skincare enthusiasts. You can view their official post They have an IOS App or you can use it on desktop or Chrome if you have an Android phone. You

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we’ve created an IG Broadcast channel

I recently created an Instagram Broadcast channel for my Instagram creator account. Since my LWPblog account is considered a business account I can’t create a broadcast channel yet. Hopefully, they will create them for business in the future. The channel will share various topics and possible links for programs that may interest some of you. I will also be able

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Are stores limiting gift card usage?

I happened to be using a gift card recently and noticed that some stores are limiting gift card usage. Why the limits I know gift card theft has been on the rise for years. So maybe that is why so many stores are limiting the gift card usage limits. When I used mine from Target, I had $60 in gift

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Is anyone else concerned about the lack of product protection?

I recently purchased a skincare product from Sephora. I opened it and found that the bottle had no product protection. There is no seal on the box or around the bottle lid or neck. Not even a foil seal under the lid. This got me thinking. I knew the product hadn’t been tampered with because it wasn’t an odd color

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Have you tried Short Pixel?

Image compression or optimization is very important when you have a website. I can help cut down on your site’s loading time. What’s photo compression or optimization? I found an article from GTMetrix that may explain better than I can about this. It’s from 2017 but the info is still valid. Here’s where Short Pixel comes in Short Pixel is

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Come follow us

I thought I’d create a list of our social media profiles. Yes, they are linked on the site but this will be easy to access them all on one page. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lifewithpalblog/ Instagram: I have two accounts on Instagram our Life with pal account and my own business account. https://www.instagram.com/lwpblog/ https://www.instagram.com/nessa6297/ tik tok This is our newest account. I’m not

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Are you watching Interview with the Vampire Are you watching?

I thought I’d share another binge-worthy show to watch. I’ve finished up the 2nd season of AMC + Interview with the Vampire. You can also sign up for this channel on Amazon Video. Is it like the book? The show embodies many portions and storylines of the book but has a modern twist. Some characters have been added and some

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Pal’s 7 Binge-watch worthy shows

Now that the summer is upon us I find that I tend to watch more TV when it’s hot. So I thought I’d share some binge-watch-worthy shows. Brit Box I signed up for Brit Box earlier this year. You can also add it as a channel to Amazon Prime video. Death In Paradise This is a detective show with a

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Coffee grinders are for more than just coffee

Coffee grinders are a great addition to your kitchen. Of course, it can help grind whole-bean coffee. But it can also help you grind spices or dried herbs. User friendly Most coffee grinders are very easy to use and have a pressure button to activate the grinder. I have a very old (20-plus years) Black and Decker coffee grinder that

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Skull Candy Sesh ANC earbuds One year later

Post updated 7/2/2024 to include a video. The post was originally shared on 3/15/2024. Back in 2023, I was able to select a free product thanks to Try It Samping (They have since merged with Influenster.) The Skullcandy Sesh ANC earbuds were something I was excited to try. They were the first pair of Bluetooth earbuds. You can read my

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Ways to keep your pets safe this 4th of July

With the 4th of July being this week I thought I’d share a few tips on how to keep your pets calm during the fireworks. Have a safe place for them Many cats and dogs are frightened by fireworks. Some may run around trying to escape the noise while others want a hiding place. My Ziggy is a good example

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Brea Reese 3-inch stencil update

I thought I’d share an update on a Brea Reese product I posted a few weeks back. I originally was introduced to these art supplies thanks to The Insiders. The Brea Reese stencils are 3 inches and they are in the font fun letters. Stencil quality The stencils are made of durable paper. they may be lightweight card stock. Here’s

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Pal’s PSA: don’t sell your PR

I’ve encountered a few content creators sharing their thoughts about other creators selling their PR products. If a brand is willing and kind enough to send you an unsolicited PR box that’s exciting. It’s also something very encouraging. Why is selling PR frowned upon? I think it’s frowned upon because if a brand sends you an item(s) for free they

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Some ideas on keeping our pets cool this summer

Now that summer is upon us I thought I’d share a few ideas on how to keep your pets cool. I’d like to add that let’s not forget our community cat friends as well. Easy indoor cooling options If your pet is indoors some of the easiest ways to keep them cool is to provide them with cool water and

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New from elf

Elf has some new products and deals. Visit the links for full info. New! Soft Glam Satin Foundation! Hit that sweet spot between full beat and barely there with medium buildable, long-wearing coverage for only $8. Free Shipping on Orders $35+ at elfcosmetics.com! No promo code necessary. US only. Get 2 free deluxe minis with orders $35+, plus an additional

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Persil Intense Fresh Detergent: The name says it all

I was recently selected to test a Persil laundry product thanks to Shopper Army. I’ve used and tested a few Persil products in the past. I’ve liked them and found they work well at getting old stains out of my clothing. The product The product I was selected to test was Persil Intense Fresh laundry detergent. It has a floral

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Thanks for the prize…

Post updated 6/4/2024: I tried the products and posted a quick video review. I recently won an Instagram giveaway that the following brands and creator hosted: https://www.instagram.com/bazzaal_/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/jmella.official/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/hoarderbeauty The giveaway offered two Jmella hair care products. It was a Lime and basil-scented shampoo and hair treatment. Jmella is a Korean brand so I’m excited to see how well these

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Join Flexitol Skin Therapy Fans Community

I joined a new community this week. Flexitol Skin Therapy Fans Communit is similar to Smiley 360. You can interact with other users and complete surveys or missions such as social shares. You can be selected for possible product testing. They offer skin care products. You can learn more by visiting the link below. http://h3.sml360.com/-/50hv2

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Thanks, Shopper Army and Persil

I was recently selected by Shopper Army to try a Persil laundry detergent. The detergent arrived today. i was selected to try Persil Intense Fresh liquid laundry detergent. I was sent the 25 load bottle. The detergent has a floral scent. It’s strong but not overwhelming. I liked that it smells clean but not overly floral. You can visit Persil’s

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There’s a new collaboration scam email targeting Sephora

Post updated 6/6/2024 to include a video post. I had a new email scam land in my inbox yesterday. it was very reminiscent of the Fashion Nova email scam. It was suggesting a collaboration and promising large payouts. The sender The email was sent from DEBORAH YEH SEPHORA The email address is: sephora.empowerment.sephora@gmail.com Did you see it’s a Gmail not

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If you were part of the AT&T data breach keep an eye on the mail

Back in March AT&T had a massive data breach. Well since then I’ve noticed an uptick in spam messages to my email account. We’ve even had a few scam mailers as well. The scam emails are thanks for your payment from the fake Paypal, GeekSquad(Best Buy), and Antivirus brands. Keep an eye on the mail We had a letter from

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Join Kenvue Consumer Research (Formerly J&J Friends & Neighbors community)

Post update 5/6/2024: It appears that the new Kenvue Consumer Research community is online. I had a survey request sent today. If you’d like to join you can visit the link below. https://kenvueconsumerresearch.com/signup/kcr-register Post updated 5/1/2024: J&J Friends and Neighbors community is being renamed Kenvue Consumer Research. I don’t know when this will be official but an email was sent

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My mom was sent a scam letter

My mom has an interesting piece of mail today. She was sent a scam letter. The letter was very reminiscent of the old inheritance scams from a few years back. Where people reached out to you because you had a similar last name to a person who had recently died. Then they would ask you to claim the money for

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As a content creator, you have to advocate for yourself

I came across a post today from a content creator I follow. She shared that one of her reels was being used for ads on Facebook by a company without her permission. This seems to be more and more common now. Granted she had interacted with the brand and been gifted some items by them. But she never allowed them

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Love British TV? check out these shows

If you love British TV like I do I thought I’d share a few of my favorite programs. Some shows are on Amazon Prime Video, BritBox, or Masterpiece Channel via Prime Video. Some may be featured on other streaming services as well. Some may be free or there might be a rental or viewing fee. As an FYI Rakuten has

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Ways to update your garden for spring & summer

With the weather warming up in many parts of the country, this means many of us will be spending more time outdoors. If you have a patio, balcony, or outdoor space you may want to give it a bit of a revamp as the weather warms. I thought I’d share a few tips that don’t have to break the bank.

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Update on trying Arm & Hammer Health IQ litter additive

In March I shared that the cats were selected to try a new litter additive by Arm & Hammer I had a little bit of the product left so I thought I’d try another test. You can check out my first post to learn more about the product below. Testing the last of the second bottle When I originally tried

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Some deals that may interest you

Here are a few deals that might interest you. Derma-E You can save 20% off when you sign up for Derma-E’s newsletter. Ninja Kitchen A Bloom of Deals: Get 10% off accessories exclusively at Ninjakitchen.com! Use code BLOOM10 Shark A Bloom of Deals: Get 10% off accessories exclusively at Sharkclean.com! Use code BLOOM10

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Elf deals

Here are a few deals at e.l.f. Just Dropped! NEW! Bronzing Drops- Bronze and nourish skin with our most demanded drop(s) of the year. Get 2 free deluxe minis with orders $35+, plus an additional gift with orders $50+ at e.l.f. Cosmetics! ALL SMIZE for $14 Glowy Skin. The honorable Judge Beauty is presiding, and she's ruling in favor of

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Life with Pal’s YouTube channel question

While I was visiting YouTube I found out that Life with Pal is eligible for memberships. This would allow us to offer exclusive content to subscribers for a small fee. I haven’t activated it yet but was looking it over. I can create my own subscription fee and have select options such as member-only live chats or group chats. These

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There is a boom in pet health Monitoring products

I’ve noticed a boom in pet-related health monitoring products over the past few years. I think it’s a good thing but sometimes it can be overwhelming as a pet owner. Pet monitoring is growing I’ve noticed that they have more pet monitoring products for cats lately. I know this is good because many times unlike dogs cats are harder to

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