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Back To School Shopping With Schick

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Back To School Shopping With Schick

sponsoredThis time of year always reminds me of returning to college. I was so lucky to attend the University of Maryland at College Park. Not only did I get a great, well-rounded education, but the campus itself was simply picturesque. If you imagined what a University should look like, you’d imagine Maryland.  It was simply a wonderful place to be.

When it came to packing, I wasn’t yet very experienced.  Today I pride myself on packing light, but during my college days I packed EVERY SEASON to bring with me to school in August. My tiny little closet was so packed with clothing from tees to sweaters I could barely move them around.  Rookie mistake, for certain!  It will come as no surprise that I also packed a pink Caboodles case filled with makeup, and adorned with my sorority letters. How I loved that case and the makeup inside!

The one thing I didn’t pack? Personal care items.  It became a ritual of mine that I would trek to the local drugstore to stock up on back to school beauty essentials.  I’d usually impulse-buy an item or two from the cosmetics department, but mostly the trip was for personal care essentials like shampoo, conditioner, soap, and razors. During these trips, I always grabbed a bag of Schick® disposable razors, and have in fact used the Schick® brand for a large portion of my life.

I started using Schick in my teen years, simply because that’s what my father used. Dad’s razors were way better than any of the “pink” options available in the 80s and 90s, so I’d swipe a razor or two from his bag for my own bathroom. Once I moved out, I started buying them for myself!  My main reason for using his razor was that it didn’t nick the skin as often as the girlie razors do.  To this day, I still use men’s razors to shave my legs.  I can’t even tell you the last time I’ve cut myself, it has been that long!

I agreed to do a “back to school” shopping trip for Schick, and hit the local Dollar General store on a glorious sunny day.

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Dollar General On A Sunny Day!

Inside the store, I spied two Schick Xtreme3 options that I wanted to try. The Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor, and the Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor Sensitive. Both were REALLY inexpensive at around $5 per pack.  Since I reuse razors until they are dull one of these packs could easily last me for a couple of months.

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Schick Xtreme3 Razor

The Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor included 5 blades.  I have to admit I’m loving this razor.  The head of the razor flexes to hug every curve.  It’s a fantastic design, especially for tricky knees!

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Schick Xtreme3 Razor Sensitive

The Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor Sensitive pack included three full razors.  They also contain aloe, to soothe skin that is irritated during the shaving process.  Brilliant!

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Back To School Shopping With Schick At Dollar General

Perhaps one of the best things about shopping for Schick is the fact that it is easily incorporated into your back-to-school shopping run!  While I’m not going back to school this year, my boys certainly are.  I was able to add my Schick items to a cart filled with composition pads, pencil pouches, and other supplies for my kids!

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Back To School Shopping With Schick At Dollar General

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Schick Razors

The Schick Razors I sampled for this post were budget-friendly, effective, and perfectly portable!

PS, I found an awesome BOGO coupon at Dollar General for this purchase!  Or keep your eyes peeled for a steals at Meijer, Rite Aid, Ahold, or Kroger using Coupons.com!  For more information about Schick products, CLICK HERE to visit Schick.com.

schickThis is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

NARS Goddess Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Goddess Swatch, Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Goddess Swatch, Velvet Shadow Stick

Press SampleThe peachy-pink shade that is Goddess is my latest favorite color.  I’ve been adding this color to my eye makeup looks often lately, and I’m loving the youthful vibe it delivers to basically any shadow look.  Mix it with your favorite neutrals, your beloved vivids, just about anything!  Goddess functions as a neutral that really stands out.

Retail price is $28 for each NARS Velvet Shadow Stick.

Click HERE to buy yours at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Upcoming: Ulta’s 21 Days Of Beauty

Upcoming: Ulta's 21 Days Of Beauty

Upcoming: Ulta’s 21 Days Of Beauty

Ulta hosts a 21 Days of Beauty event that simply can’t be missed, and the next one starts in early September!  During this time, each day an offer is posted on the Ulta website that is usually too good to resist.  Prices are frequently sliced in half, and not on items you never wanted… These are items you’ve been COVETING and can now get for a steal!

I’ll be keeping you up to date with more information, but in the meanwhile, you might want to hold your beauty purchases until September!  The photo above features items that were marked down during a previous 21 Days of Beauty promotion, these are NOT the 21 Days of Beauty deals for September 2015.  But, you can see what I mean.  These are amazing beauty products!

SinfulColors Back To School Collection 2015

Sinful Colors Back To School Collection

SinfulColors Back To School Collection

Sinful Colors Back To School Collection 2015

SinfulColors Back To School Collection 2015

Press SampleIt’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Kids are getting back to being challenged, and parents are getting a bit of breathing room.  The best part of back to school season?  Back to school BEAUTY.  Picking polish for the end of summer and early Fall has never been so easy!  SinfulColors just launched “A Class Act”, a huge array of 27 shades that contain serious student demi-matte finishes, party girl glitters and everything in between! As always, the price for each is a LOW LOW $1.99, so if you hate making decisions you can buy the entire collection for about $55 and share with your friends.  Not bad!

Check the brand out at places like Walgreens and Target.  Click through the jump to see close-ups of each color in the photos above!

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NARS Flibuste Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Flibuste Swatch, Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Flibuste Swatch, Velvet Shadow Stick

Press SampleI’ve decided to do a “deep dive” focus on the NEW NARS Velvet Shadow Stick color lineup for Fall.  Flibuste Velvet Shadow Stick is the inkiest, darkest shade of black with a matte finish.  This isn’t the chalky, dry-looking matte of yesteryear, but rather a finish that’s deep and lush, and blends to the most gorgeous soft smoky appearance you can imagine!

Retail price is $28 for each NARS Velvet Shadow Stick.

Click HERE to buy yours at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.