My 6 Summer Essentials from

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Today’s post is brought to you by I’ve spent a few days perusing the website before writing this post because I wanted to really dive in and see what it’s all about. In short, it’s an online coupon site where you can browse savings from all your favorite online retailers (did someone say “Sephora”???!!) Not only that, but you can also get cashback and rewards that are only available through

Here’s an example–in the screenshot below, you see that Sephora has free shipping and samples available. This is a pretty standard Sephora deal. However, if you use this deal through instead of straight through Sephora, you’ll get 4% cash back! I’m kinda mad at Shop At Home because I didn’t know about this years ago!!! When I think of all the money I’ve spent online at Sephora….Oh God….let’s not think about that!!!


Essential #1 – Benefit Pore-Fessional License to Blot

As the temperatures get warmer, we need to make sure we’re still looking our best! I use License to Blot to ensure I don’t have a makeup meltdown in the middle of the day! Get a coupon code for a sample here! As of this writing, the current Shop At Home cashback for Sephora is 4%!Sephora_SephoraBenefitCosmeticsThePOREfessionalAgentZeroShinesetting-powder-face-powder_default_medium.jpg

Essential #2 – A Freshened up Wardrobe

I was literally going to drive to the mall today to go to JC Penny for some summer-appropriate work clothes…until I realized that Penny’s is one of the many online stores that has coupons and cash back! Not only will I save myself a trip to the mall (I really hate going to the mall), but I’ll also get 8% cash back by simply doing it from home. Before publishing this post, I made sure that this whole ‘cashback’ thing was really true. And I can tell you that it IS! Once your account balance reaches $20, they send you a check.

During my Penney’s online shopping excursion, I picked up some super cute summer dresses that will be fun for work and for play! As of this writing, the current Shop At Home cashback for JC Penney is 8%!



Essential #3 – Summer-Proof Makeup

I get a lot of compliments on my clear skin (thanks, genetics!!!) but I still prefer to wear full-coverage foundation. Even in the summer! My little secret is Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation. Even in the warm weather, this puppy does not quit! I don’t have a makeup meltdown as the day starts to heat up so I can look good all day long! As of this writing, the current Shop At Home cashback for Sephora is 4%!


Essential #5 – Swimwear!!

You can’t have summer without swimwear! I’m totally a polka-dots girl and this swimsuit really speaks to me – especially since it covers up my main problem area. Right now, if you go through Shop at Home, you can get 4% cash back on purchases from


Essential #6 – A Lighter Scent

During the winter months, I usually wear Channel #5 (because Marilyn Monroe wore it, of course) but in the summer, you need a perfume that is much lighter! One of my summer favorites (and totally a classic) is Clinque Happy. It smells fresh and clean without weighing you down. Right now, Macy’s is having a promotion where you can get three fragrance samples with a purchase of any fragrance! At the time of this writing, Shop at Home gives you 5% cash back for Macy’s purchases!

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You didn’t think you’d get through one of my posts without the mention of nail polish, did you?! Obviously, we’re going to need some new, sassy colors for summer! Right now, Target is offering free shipping on orders 25+!

In short, what I’ve learning while writing this sponsored post is never pay retail! LOL! You will pay retail upfront, but that fun little cashback check will be on your way to you shortly. PLUS, I barely even touched the surface of their rewards program. With each purchase, you earn rewards that you can trade in for gift certificates to your favorite retailers.

So get outta here! Get off my site and go do some shopping with Shop at Home!

Author: Anne

Blogging about makeup, dogs, and mostly NAIL POLISH!