L’Oreal Consumer Participation Panel – Free Products

I have been a part of the L’Oreal Consumer Participation Panel for 13+ years.

They are currently looking for men and women, 18 years and older to test out hair care, hair styling, hair color, cosmetics, skincare, and sun care products from some of the hottest brands (L’Oreal, Kiehl’s, Lancome, Garnier, The Body Shop, Urban Decay, Clarisonic, and many more)! They offer both on-site and at-home testing (on-site valid for NJ, OH & IL only).

They send great prizes for completing studies as well. I’ve received Lancome cosmetics, Kiehls skincare, and Body Shop products as Thank You’s!

To learn more and sign up, click here.

Consumer Research Project – Paid Opinion Study $150

Focus Group Connection, a research company in the Southern California area is currently recruiting for an upcoming study on  the topic of “Social Issues.” This study will be two hours (120 minutes) in length. To participate, you must have a working Desktop or Laptop computer with high-speed Internet, audio, and a working webcam. If selected, you will receive $150.00 for your time and insights.

They are looking for Men and Women to participate in an online Consumer Research Project taking place between May 4th – May 10th.

If you’re interested, please complete the pre-screener here.

Upcoming Men’s Shaving Project $125

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the subject on Men’s Shaving Products.

To be considered for this study, complete the pre-screener here (Complete it at home, you need to attach a photo of the razor that you are currently using- no screenshots from the internet).

  • Open to: MEN 21-45 years old
  • Compensation: $125 (if chosen)
  • When: Tuesday, July 27th, Wednesday, July 28th, or Thursday July 29th, 2021.

    Various times available.

**COMPLETE FORM WHEN HOME – YOU WILL BE REQUIRED IN FORM TO SUBMIT A PHOTO OF YOU HOLDING YOUR RAZOR YOU USE MOST FREQUENTLY. THIS MUST BE AN IMAGE OF YOUR OWN RAZOR (IN YOUR HOME). (INTERNET PHOTOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)**

Paid Marketing Research Opportunity – $100 (Topic: Grocery Shopping)

I received this offer in my email this morning- I’m sure that some of you will be interested!

Focus Forward is conducting a PAID market research study on Grocery Shopping starting on March 16th.  They are looking for men and women aged 24 to 59 who live in the United States. If you know anyone who would be interested in earning an extra $100 for a 90-minute Online Focus Group please pass along this email with the survey LINK

I’ve done a few smaller surveys/projects with Focus Forward, it is a legit company.

Save 20% on Manscaped Products- Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Recently, Manscaped sent us a The Lawn Mower 3.0, which is a personal groomer for everything below the eyebrows.

And while the intended recipient does not use it to groom their body hair below the neck, it’s been relayed to me that it does a great job at trimming beards/facial hair and sideburns (and pesky neck hair).

It charges quickly, holds a charge, and is super easy to use!

If you are looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for that special (hairy) someone in your life, check out what Manscaped has to offer:

SAVE 20% Automatically – Visit Manscaped and automatically receive 20% off all orders!
The Shears 2.0 Luxury Nail Care Set: MANSCAPED is excited to offer The Shears 2.0, a four-piece luxury nail kit. ($19.99 on manscaped.com)

The Shears 2.0 set includes:
– Slant Tip Tweezers
– Rounded-Tip Scissors
– Fingernail Clippers
– Medium Grit Nail File

The Lawn Mower 3.0 + The Perfect Package 3.0 — Essentials for Below-the-Waist Grooming The Lawn Mower 3.0 is an ultra-premium trimmer designed for groin and body trimming. ($79.99 on manscaped.com)

But Wait, There’s More: If you are looking for only the best tools and formulations for your nether regions, we suggest The Perfect Package 3.0, our carefully crafted kit that houses all the essentials for properly tending to the groin area. ($79.99 on manscaped.com)

The Perfect Package 3.0 includes:

-The Lawn Mower 3.0 – The cornerstone of a refined & elevated grooming regime
-Crop Preserver – Ball deodorant uniquely formulated to help reduce odor for up to 24 hours
-Crop Reviver – Refreshing ball toner spray infused with cooling aloe perfect for active lifestyles
-Magic Mat – Set of three disposable shaving mats
-The Shed – Luxury travel + storage bag
*MANSCAPED Boxers – Get comfy in these soft, chafe-relieving boxer briefs

**NEW** The Crop Care Kit – Just the Lotions & Potions
Already have The Lawn Mower 3.0 trimmer? Then this bundle is a must. Housing all of MANSCAPED’s best-selling formulations this line-up is sure to take your grooming routine to the next level. ($44.99 on manscaped.com)

-Crop Preserver- Ball deodorant is a thing, and it’s life-changing.
-Crop Reviver- Ball toner is also a thing. Spritz spritz!
-Crop Cleanser- Hair + body wash done right.
-Crop Mop- Portable wet wipes for balls, butt, and body.
-Foot Duster(free gift) – Foot deodorant to show the feet some love, too!

The Weed Whacker Luxury Nose + Ear Hair Trimmer –
Introducing our revolutionary electric ear and nose hair trimmer, The Weed Whacker. This premium trimmer is a technological masterpiece, redesigning the traditional nose hair trimmer by focusing on maximum performance and comfort, and offering a sleek, ultramodern design. ($39.99 on manscaped.com)

Standout Features:

Proprietary SkinSafe Technology helps prevent nicks, snags and tugs.
Powerful 600mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery lasts for up to 90 minutes of use.
Premium 9,000 RPM motor powers 360-degree rotary dual-blade system.

 

We received this free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We received no financial incentive to write this post. For more information, please see my disclosure page. 

Reset, Recycle, and Refresh and get up to $100 off New Clothes!

Universal Standard is a pretty cool clothing company that I learned about from a friend a few months ago. What I like is that are very inclusive- They sell from size 00-40.

Right now they are partnering with Marimole (a clothing recycler) to help keep your unwanted clothes out of a landfill. Pay $4.50 for postage, and you’ll receive a bag- fill it with up to 4 pieces of clothing, seal it up and send it off (postage is paid- the $4.50, remember?).

Universal Standard will credit you $25 per item, up to $100. A $100 merchandise credit at Universal Standard is pretty cool! You can definitely find something nice. I’ve got my eye on a few pieces!

So if you’ve got some clothes that you’ve been meaning to drop off at the local charity/thrift shop, try this instead! You’ll be helping the planet.

Purchase of $4.50 + tax (if applicable) recycle bag required to redeem offer. Promotion expires 3/1/21 at 3:00 AM ET or while supplies of Reset, Recycle, Refresh bags last, whichever is sooner. All credits expire 4/1/21 at 3:00 AM ET. US, 18+ only. Limit 1 per person. Terms apply.

Looking for a Gift for the Hairy Dude on your list? Try Manscaped!

We’ve all got a hairy dude on our gift giving list. Manscaped has gifts for the hairiest dudes out there! I love their irreverant marketing and products.

Right now they are having a sale- just in time for holiday shopping!

SAVE 20% Automatically off all orders

Not only does being well groomed mean your ear and nose hair (and other hair) is neat and tidy, but having well trimmed nails is important too! The Shears 2.0 Luxury Nail Care Set — The Perfect Stocking Stuffer
MANSCAPED is excited to offer The Shears 2.0, a four-piece luxury nail kit. ($19.99 on manscaped.com)

The Shears 2.0 set includes:
– Slant Tip Tweezers
– Rounded-Tip Scissors
– Fingernail Clippers
– Medium Grit Nail File

The Lawn Mower 3.0 is an ultra-premium trimmer designed for groin and body trimming. ($79.99 on manscaped.com)

There is also The Perfect Package 3.0, our carefully crafted kit that houses all the essentials for properly tending to the groin area. ($79.99 on manscaped.com)

 

The Perfect Package 3.0 includes:

The Lawn Mower 3.0 – The cornerstone of a refined & elevated grooming regime
Crop Preserver – Ball deodorant uniquely formulated to help reduce odor for up to 24 hours
Crop Reviver – Refreshing ball toner spray infused with cooling aloe perfect for active lifestyles
Magic Mat – Set of three disposable shaving mats
The Shed – Luxury travel + storage bag
MANSCAPED Boxers – Get comfy in these soft, chafe-relieving boxer briefs

**NEW** The Crop Care Kit – Just the Lotions & Potions
Already have The Lawn Mower 3.0 trimmer? Then this bundle is a must. Housing all of MANSCAPED’s best-selling formulations this line-up is sure to take your grooming routine to the next level. ($44.99 on manscaped.com)

Crop Preserver- Ball deodorant is a thing, and it’s life-changing.
Crop Reviver- Ball toner is also a thing. Spritz spritz!
Crop Cleanser- Hair + body wash done right.
Crop Mop- Portable wet wipes for balls, butt, and body.
Foot Duster(free gift) – Foot deodorant to show the feet some love, too!

The Weed Whacker Luxury Nose + Ear Hair Trimmer – For Dad (or grandpa)
This premium trimmer is a technological masterpiece, redesigning the traditional nose hair trimmer by focusing on maximum performance and comfort, and offering a sleek, ultramodern design. ($39.99 on manscaped.com)

Standout Features:

Proprietary SkinSafe Technology helps prevent nicks, snags and tugs.
Powerful 600mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery lasts for up to 90 minutes of use.
Premium 9,000 RPM motor powers 360-degree rotary dual-blade system.

 

As soon as our products arrive in the mail, I’ll be sharing pics and my opinions!

Upcoming Clothing Swaps

IMG_4703.JPGI’ve written about clothing swaps before, and I wanted to alert my local San Diego readers to a couple upcoming clothing swaps!

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The Skyline Clothing Swap is back! January 13th, 2018. Drop off in advance and receive credit for 5 extra items!

I love this swap- they always have TONS of great kids books in addition to clothes and household items.

It does cost $2 to enter, but the entry fee supports Skyline Church’s Youth Camps.

If Skyline isn’t your cup of tea, maybe you are looking for something a little smaller, Finders Keepers is hosting a swap the same day! January 13, 2018


Early drop off for 5 extra clothing items on Friday, January 12 6 pm – 7 pm.

$1 admission to swap. Location is The Shelter Church 8111 Orange Ave, La Mesa. They are looking for volunteers to help sort and put out clothes. You can contact them via their FB page if you want to help out.

Finders Keeps asks that you donate no event T-shirts, and no items with stains or holes. 50 item limit. You can purchase clothes too for $1 each.

If you are looking for a group that hosts clothing swaps more frequently, check it out the Thread Bumpin’ Meet up Group. They host a monthly swap in OB area.

And Finally, the Closet of 54th isn’t a clothing swap per se, but they do help those in need with new to them clothes. They are open once a few times each month. You can find them on Facebook. They are located at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 3060 54th Street, San Diego, CA. Contact The Closet at thecloseton54th@gmail.com.

 

Talk Back:  I’d love to hear about other San Diego area clothing swaps that you know of! Favorite swaps and/or what your best score has been!