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7 New Sexy Halloween Outfits 2015!

 On my last post I showed you amazing super heroes Halloween costumes that even celebrities are inspired by, and once again together with 3wishes.com I bring you the newest and most head turning costumes for this year.  Here are my favorites:
1. Mortal Kombat Mileena and Kitana 
Dressing as any of these two kick-ass ladies will have you ready combat, in case there’s any.
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2. Star Wars Female StormTrooper
They will have no idea what hit them when they find out what is hiding under this suit. Talk about unexpected.

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3. Special Ops SWAT
Agile, armed and ready to take down any threat. Nobody will dare refuse any of your orders.

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4. Malificient
Will they be scared? or will they fall into your spell? Either way, this costume will make you one sexy evil temptress.

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5. Harley Quinn
Joker or not, this outfit will have you ready for a night of mischief.

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6. Sexy Alien
Hello earthlings!  this is what we look like in Mars.

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7. Minnie Mouse 
And all the Mickeys’ mouths will drop.

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Hope you enjoyed my picks for the most sexy Halloween outfits.  Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments and be sure to check out www.3wishes.com for an immense list of high quality costumes for every style.

Xo,

Leslie

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7 Halloween Costumes from Heroines that Inspired Beyoncé, JLo, Nikki, Katy Perry and other Celebrities

Halloween is the one day that you could be anything you want, from a scary mean witch to a cute little kitty to your favorite heroine. While searching for a Halloween costume I discovered  the heroines and characters fashion-forward celebrities look back at for their on-stage outfit inspiration.  I then picked out Halloween Costumes from my sponsor 3wishes.com, where you can find some of the sexiest Halloween outfits.
1. Katy Perry – Wonder Woman
Does Katy Perry’s all-American-flag-bearing getups and black hair remind you of someone? A super hero maybe? Yep, that’s because Wonder Woman wore it first.  She rocked similar outfits bearing the American flag and had signature black hair.

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Do you see the resemblance? You can be an all American heroine too with the costume on the right, get it here.
2. Beyoncé – Playboy Bunny
I’m pretty sure other celebrities owe the leotard trend to Beyoncé, whom ever since her famous single ladies video has worn the trend a million and one different ways.  But way before Beyoncé, the playboy bunnies were walking around in their leotards all over the place. While Beyoncé’s personality is way too bold to be anyone’s little bunny, she’s now the owner of what used to be the bunny’s trademark look.

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Doubting the connection?  Beyoncé has been caught wearing bunny ears on multiple occasions but not with her leotard because that would be straight up infringement.
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You can bring back the playboy bunny look too with this sexy retro take of the playboy bunny outfit (pictured above to the right) or this more classic one.
3. Jennifer Lopez – Cat Woman
I’ve been seeing a lot of jumpsuits lately,  this trend that started in the 60’s has not been this popular since it fizzled  in the 80’s.   JLO wore a very 70’s version while starring in the movie Selena, but it was her “On the Floor” spiderweb silver jumpsuit custom created by Zuhair Murad that has inspired more modern and street-wear friendly versions of it on the clothing racks of stores everywhere. But leather or not  we all know the all-time crowned queen of the bodysuit is Cat Woman.  She’s been wearing it since the 40’s! Talk about a lady with style.
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You can release your inner Femme Fatale on Halloween with this sexy wet leather look body suit Cat Woman costume.
4. Lady Gaga / Spider-Woman
Lady Gaga’s costumes (ahem, outfits?) have sent her fans on a frenzy and spider woman was no stranger to freakish and bold outfits, she wore a bright red and yellow body suit (or was that body paint?) but her most distinctive look which she also has in common with Lady Gaga is her eyes mask.  Lady Gaga has a crazy collection of sunglasses and her best selling album “Fame” bares just her face with those crazy studded sunglasses that had everybody wondering how could she see through those.
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You can let your inner stylish freak this Halloween with this bold and daring Spider-Woman costume.
There’s definitely a resemblances with Gaga and Spider-Woman but I couldn’t stop there.  If there is one character that Lady Gaga reminds us of is the crazy lady Harley Quinn.  They have more than just the joker in common, just look at their outfits.
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 Get this stylish checkered Harley Quinn outfit here.
 
5. Dita Von Reese/ Mariah Carey and Jessica Rabbit
What do these ladies have a common?  Apparently everything.  they are divas, entertainers and they sing. Ironically Dita and Mariah don’t seem to have much in common in plain sight but they undoubtedly take their pinup look wardrobe inspiration from cabaret queen Jessica Rabbit. .
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 Let your inner diva come out this Halloween with this sequin scarlet red dress and thigh revealing split.
6. Rihanna / Ariel
Rihanna made clown-red hair popular but Ariel has been rocking her bright red hair and inspiring little girls long before.  In this vogue cover the resemblance to Ariel is pretty clear.
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Bring out your inner mermaid with this super cute costume, add a red wig to complete the look.
7. Nikki Minaj / Poison Ivy
While Nikki’s one and only character inspiration is unclear, because one day she’s a Barbie doll, the next one she’s into S &M, a character that truly suits her is Poison Ivy.  Nikki was as not as subtle as the other celebrities about her inspiration when she wore the outfit below, as she brought out the entire forest to her performance. But does she care about the environment too?
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 Environmentalists everywhere can release their inner heroines in this 5-piece outfit and of course remind those that come close that this super-villain dedicated her entire life to eco-terrorism.  Sounds like a noble cause after all.
I hope you also found your inspiration for your outfit this Halloween.  Please visit my sponsor 3wishes.com and shop more amazing costumes.
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Xo,
Leslie

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An Intimate Chat with Raquel Harris: We talked about Lingerie, Body Image, Tragedy, Strength, Confidence and More…

Raquel Harris - Baiser MarsaiMeet Raquel Harris, a stunning young entrepreneur and owner of Baiser Marsai (be-zay mar-say) lingerie boutique, who is turning a tragic life experience into victory for every woman who feels their needs are ignored by the lingerie companies.

When Raquel first reached out to me to introduce me to her lingerie store, the first thing that stood out were her models, I thought wow, I can see myself wearing this and that model has my body type! I felt understood and a sense of belonging.

I later found out that this is part of her intention, when picking out her models Raquel wanted them to be representative of her clients and herself instead of models the fit the usual idolized idea of beauty because she doesn’t believe that beauty comes in a perfect size or perfect body type, she believes beauty is you and that what is perfect is you just as you are.  Beauty is “I am confident with who I am, I like who I am and like what I see in the mirror when nobody is looking” she said to me.  The passion in Raquel’s voice as she uttered those words during our phone conversation could not have sounded any more pure, it was clear to me that she holds herself to that belief and it translates into effortless confidence, grace and beauty that makes you want her around all the time.   

Hiring non-traditional models didn’t come without objections but Raquel stood her ground and hired models that are diverse in terms of race, size and shape defying the norms of the industry and rejecting all advice that went against the way she wants to do things.

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Lingerie is not about sex is about intimacy

“I’ve always wanted a boutique and I knew that I wanted the boutique to somehow gratify the beauty of a woman.  I think as women we are most beautiful in our intimate moments.  Many think of lingerie as super sexual, however I want the intimacy of loving and knowing oneself to be acknowledged and embraced with Baiser Marsai.  When we start the day, it all begins with how we are feeling about ourselves inside, so feeling beautiful in your underwear sets a great tone. Lingerie is something I’ve always love and it is very personal to me and it represents all of this, always acknowledging that the first building block for becoming anything, from having self-love to be invested and be intimate in any kind of relationship whether it’s a friendship or love is Oneself.   The more you embrace your own skin and who you are genuinely and confidently the more your beauty will truly come out, it’s like domino effect.”

Finding strength in tragedy to fuel her purpose

Marsai is the name of my childhood best friend who was murdered at a high school football game our senior year in college.  I always wanted to do something that would somehow pay homage to her.  Marsai loved empowering her girlfriends and had the most amazing, bubbly, contagious spirit.  She’s my angel, and Baiser means kiss, so the name behind my brand essentially means Kiss Marsai, or Kissed by an Angel.”

The most exciting thing that has happened to her store so far

“The first day I launched I was able to sell out of two of the products (this one and this one). I wasn’t expecting that. I didn’t do a big marketing thing or anything paid, it was organic and I just used social media.  I also love that people comment on the high quality of my products often and they find that it is within their reach”

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And of course I know you want more so here’s our Q&A :)

Tell me a little about yourself

I am a Houston, TX native – born, raised, and schooled there.  I moved to Austin in March 2013 and have lived here since.  In my free time I can easily be found in a random coffee shops known for their affogato and bomb playlists :-)  I enjoy coffee and music so I’ll go into a coffee shop on a Saturday morning with my MacBook and before I know it I’ve spent the entire day there working, reading, and people watching.  It’s great.

Being an entrepreneur is not easy, do you have any mentors?

I learned tremendous amount and some of my entrepreneurial skills from dad who is my very best mentor. He can look at a process and paint the full picture from beginning to end. That’s what I have seen and mimic from him, but most importantly I learned two things that are invaluable from him; which are to do everything with honesty and integrity. I worked for my dad through summers of my childhood and noticed that people always had wonderful things to say about him. Working for him I was able to see that the measure of a person is not what they have but what they do with what they have and he maximized every opportunity, bringing others along as he did so. I want do the same thing, and this business is just the beginning.*

Lingerie is fun so let’s get back to that…

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What is your favorite lingerie color?

I have a blog that talks about what your favorite/go to lingerie color says about your style (link here).    Mine was black for the longest.  For a few years I literally only owned black underwear.  I’d say I have two go to’s now; black and nude!  Both go with everything and look great!  

What is your favorite lingerie piece in your store and why?

My favorite piece is the Michelle V Lace Teddy.  It’s just hot!  It be worn intimately or even coupled with a high-waisted skirt or pant and worn for a night out!  I actually wore it to my first trunk show :-)

Can you build our lingerie wardrobe from Baiser Marsai?

Can you pick a bra for us to wear daily?
My daily choice is the Strapless Convertible Bra by Nubian Skin.  I love this bra so much that I have it in all the colors offered.  It fits true to size and you can literally do whatever you want with the straps, crisscross them, take them off and wear it traditionally.  It’s a go to bra.

What about sexy lingerie for date night/ special occasion?
I love The Crimson Satin & Lace Corset.  It’s flirty and feminine and I’ve seen it work beautifully on a variety of women.

My wedding is coming up, what lingerie piece should I wear on wedding night?
For wedding night I recommend something comfy to wear to bed – White Lace Kimono It’s lightweight and very angelic.  It gives just a peak at what’s under and you can wear it on wedding night and easily through the honeymoon.

And finally something sexy to wear to bed?
For bed I’m really feeling the Black and Chrome Camisole Set.  It’s feels great, really soft and silky, and it’s equally as pretty.  It’s a win-win because you go to bed looking good and feeling good too.  Only thing about this piece is it’s so comfy I love to lounge it longer than I should sometimes :-)

What’s next?

I’m working on designing my own line of luxury lingerie.  God willing, in 12 months it will be in Baiser Marsai as well as a few other retail shops.

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I hope you guys enjoyed meeting Raquel as much as I have, and if you feel inspired, heard and understood I encourage you to support her small business.  She told me she wants to hear your suggestions and requests so please do reach out to her if you have any comments and finally follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  

Xo,

Leslie

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Week 3 Giveaway: Hourglass Angel A Miraculous Cincher Waist Trainer Giveaway

Ever find an amazing little dress that fits in all the right places except it does nothing to hide your problem area (ahem.. mid-section)? Depressing isn’t?

I definitely know the struggle because that is my problem area too.  When I gain weight, it is noticeable on my booty (awesome!), my hips (bring it!) and my belly (womp, womp).  But you know what, why worry and be down about it when there’s a solution for that.  What’s the solution you ask?  Of course the gym and a healthy diet my fiance and everyone in their right mind would say, BUT what you really want to know is what is the QUICK FIX  when you have a wedding or event to go to and no time for all of that? the answer is a waist cincher!  Yep, you’ve heard of it before and  it is nothing new (it’s older than your great grandmother) and it gets the job done.   If used correctly it can be more than just a quick fix, I just learned that if you wear the waist trainer for 30 days + you can actually have long lasting results, hence the name waist trainer.  Jessica Alba knows the deal and the Kardashian sis are loyal fans.

But if the thought of wearing a waist cincher makes you cringe because it sounds like torture (that’s definitely me) or you think they don’t actually help the problem that’s probably because you haven’t found the right one.   Not all cinchers are made the same or held to a high standard and that’s why  I’m really proud to introduce  my giveaway sponsor for week three HourglassAngel.com,  an online shapewear boutique that has made quality a priority and carries an incredible variety of shapewear and body solutions for every women’s “problem area”.  For this giveaway they will be giving away the Classic Cincher Waist Trainer By Amia A102a best-selling waist-shrinking garment and ultimate everyday midsection shaper.

The idea of doing this giveaway came from a real life experience when I was tagged on this picture for my birthday.

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With my girls, don’t mind the gut!
I could not help but to direct my attention to my gut pouring out of my dress (This is actually one of the better pictures, there is a least two others that I chose not to post). I knew the belly was visible because when I complaint about it after dinner, my friend’s husband joked “fajas girl!”, that’s Spanish for cincher.  He didn’t mean this in an offensive way and of course I didn’t take offense but the point is that he’s not the first to mention the sneaky little “faja” (not-so) secret (anymore).
My fiance went to school with the Ruben Soto, the founder of Hourglass Angel and he encouraged me to reach out to him for my blogiversary giveaways. I’m very excited that Ruben has agreed to generously gift the lucky winner with this amazing fixer-upper and confidence booster.  I will be buying mine this weekend when I’m caught with my work and can make time to leisurely browse.
 So let’s get to the fun stuff – here are the details for the giveaway:

You are entering to win (1) Classic Cincher Waist Trainer By Amia A102 from HourglassAngel.com  of size and color of your choosing (more details about this cincher at the bottom of this post)

hourglassangelClassic Cincher Waist Trainer by Amia A102 - Are you ready to have all of the targeted mid-section support you need for a slim and sexy look for any style? This best-selling waist-shrinking garment is the ultimate everyday midsection shaper. Wear it under almost anything with the bra and panty styles of your choice.  You'll feel confident and poised as you instantly sculpt 1-4 inches from your midsection while wearing it, improve your posture and enhance your curves. You'll also increase thermal activity and perspiration in your core. Add time, plus a healthy diet and active lifestyle, and you’re going to love the edge Amia gives you toward reaching your goals. This cincher stays with you along the way: as your body slims, two columns of hook-and-eye closures allow the cincher to size down with you, ensuring a precision fit.  RESULTS  Visibly reduced waistline of 1-4 inches Firmed and flattened midsection Posture improvement Increased thermal activity and perspiration in core FEATURES  Power latex and flexi-boning for firm compression with flexibility and comfort Hook-and-eye closures for precision fit Versatile strapless design Materials: Outer lining: 75% rubber covering, 25% cotton lining  Size Chart: Find your natural waistline, dress size and hip size on the chart below to select the correct size for you. Your natural waistline is three fingers above your belly button. If you are between sizes, we recommend you choose the larger size.

 

 

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There’s no purchase necessary to enter this giveaway, simply complete any of rafflecopter actions above. The more you actions complete the higher your chances of winning. Raffle opens on Thursday 8/20 and closes on Thursday at 8/27 at 11:59 pm.  Winner will be randomly selected via the Rafflecopter app and announced on Friday morning via email social media!  Winner will also receive an email confirmation. Valid only in the U.S.

 

 

Good luck! -Leslie

 

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 Classic Cincher Waist Trainer By Amia A102 from HourglassAngel.com:

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 SOLUTION:  WAIST SLIMMING
LIFESTYLE: EVERYDAY USE; WAIST TRAINING; NIGHT OUT; BACK SUPPORT; POST PARTUM

 

Are you ready to have all of the targeted mid-section support you need for a slim and sexy look for any style? This best-selling waist-shrinking garment is the ultimate everyday midsection shaper. Wear it under almost anything with the bra and panty styles of your choice. You’ll feel confident and poised as you instantly sculpt 1-4 inches from your midsection while wearing it, improve your posture and enhance your curves. You’ll also increase thermal activity and perspiration in your core. Add time, plus a healthy diet and active lifestyle, and you’re going to love the edge Amia gives you toward reaching your goals. This cincher stays with you along the way: as your body slims, two columns of hook-and-eye closures allow the cincher to size down with you, ensuring a precision fit.

RESULTS

  • Visibly reduced waistline of 1-4 inches
  • Firmed and flattened midsection
  • Posture improvement
  • Increased thermal activity and perspiration in core

 

FEATURES

    • Power latex and flexi-boning for firm compression with flexibility and comfort
    • Hook-and-eye closures for precision fit
    • Versatile strapless design

Materials: Outer lining: 75% rubber covering, 25% cotton lining Size Chart: Find your natural waistline, dress size and hip size on the chart below to select the correct size for you. Your natural waistline is three fingers above your belly button. If you are between sizes, we recommend you choose the larger size.


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$25 AMIclubwear + $20 BaubleBar Jewelry Giveaway

Week two of Lucky Seven Ten’s blogiversary giveaway will make you look stylin’ on your next night out without blowing your budget.

AMIclubwear, an online fashion boutique that specializes in sexy club dresses is sponsoring a $25 gift card to their store to join the celebration.  About a month ago they kindly sent me some really cute stuff, including this little black dress that I posted on IG which I adore!  It is so slimming and flattering.  I also received this little number in the picture  which can be easily dressed up or dressed down and it’s very comfy.

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I was very impressed with the quality considering how inexpensive this store is.  You can now find both the LBD here and the olive jumper here, at 50% off the already low price.

I noticed that AMIclubwear updates styles frequently so I will definitely keep an eye out on this shop for parties, events and travel shopping.

And of course a cute little dress is not complete without the right accessories so to  add some glam to your outfit I’m also giving away a $20 BaubleBar gift card.  I love this store and if you decide to check ’em out keep an eye out for their 24-hour $10 buried baubles every Friday,  you can sign up to get notified here.

So now the giveaway rules and details:

You are entering to win (1) $25 AMIclubwear gift card + (1) $20 BaubleBar gift card.  Total giveaway value is $45.

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There’s no purchase necessary, simply complete any of rafflecopter actions below. The more you actions complete the higher your chances of winning. Raffle opens on Wednesday 8/12  and closes on Saturday at 8/15 at 11:59 pm.  Winner will be randomly selected via the Rafflecopter app and announced on Sunday via email social media!  Winner will also receive an email confirmation. Valid only in the U.S.

Good Luck!

XO, Leslie

 

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Office Style Spring 2015: Midi and Pencil Skirts

This has been one of the longest winter in NYC but leg season is quickly approaching, so here I’ve compiled a couple of office appropriate skirts that you can easily wear to an after work event and still be dressed to impress.

The Trend: Knee High & Midi Length Skirts

Length is in, so for this post I am focusing on  knee and midi length skirts.  In general these skirts look best with heels (instead of flats), they are meant for dressing up but feel to use your judgement when selecting the right shoes for you.  If you are petite like me, I know what you are thinking,  but you can DEFINITELY rock these skirts, however you will absolutely need a little height boost from your heels otherwise you’ll get lost in it.

The Details: Slits, Color and Playful

To add a fun twist to a work outfit pay attention to the details.  Look for pieces that have zippers, a cool slit (but not over the top), colors, buttons and texture.  I would stay away from print unless you absolutely love it, because those are more memorable and therefore you will not be able to wear them as often.  Now simplicity goes a long way, you can also just pick very plain clothing and add a kick to the outfit with jewelry (I learned this being on a budget).

The Picks: Pencil Skirts 

The Picks: Flowy Midi Skirts

Hope you enjoyed reading.  Let me know what you think in the comments!

Xo, Leslie


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Target Lovers, Don’t Miss This Amazing Offer!

If you love shopping at Target.com and love to save a pretty penny you definitely want to keep reading…

I just became a Target.com affiliate and a couple of days ago and I received an exciting email from Target letting me know about their REDcards  benefits and I think you’ll love the savings as much as me.

Before we get to the benefits and details of the REDcards, I want to mention that I absolutely love that we have the option to choose between a debit and  credit REDcards and still get the same benefits. That means that customers that prefer to pay cash or those who cannot get a credit line  are not left out of the amazing savings.

I personally like to keep as few credit cards open as possible, so the debit card is perfect for me. But if you prefer to pay your balance slowly or make larger purchases then the credit line might be a better fit for you.  There is no annual fee for either card but be sure to review the REDcard Credit for APR and late fees.  The REDcard debit is straight forward and works like a check like a check by drawing from your existing checking account.

Now the fun part —>The Benefits of  the REDcard debit/credit
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REDcards Benefit 1:  5% discount on ALL purchases

This may not sound like a lot but this is actually a pretty good deal.  It is specially in a store as irresistible as target, where you can get pretty much everything you need backed by a price match guarantee.  My credit card only offers 1% cash back on all purchases and in less than a year I’ve accumulated $225 in free cash.  Of course I don’t carry a balance so it’s not like I’m giving that money back to them in interest.  If you think of the 5% discount as cash back and throw the savings into your piggy bank and you’ll watch it add up.

REDcards Benefit 2: Free Shipping

We also get free shipping at Target.com with no minimum purchase, whaaaa???  Now they are speaking my language.  If I had any objections about how much sense it makes get the card, this eliminates all doubts. Say no more, I am sold!  That means that I can rack up savings by purchasing groceries and home stuff without worrying about shipping costs or minimums.

REDcards Benefit 3: Extended Returns

An extra 30 days to be exact. Perfect for the busy person or procrastinator.  I consider this a savings of it own because how often do we go past that return deadline and end up keeping things we don’t need.

REDcards Benefit 4: Give back

Target is highly committed education and will donate  up to 1% of purchases go to school of your choice.

The online application process for debit and credit has immediate approval (except for some debit applications that require a few days to confirm a bank account).  As a REDcard holder you can easily check your credit card account balance, make a payment, review past statements, check their debit card transaction history and manage their PIN. They also get to enjoy exclusive offers available only to REDcard holders.

Don’t miss out on this awesome deal- apply here!

Xoxo,

Leslie

Disclosure:The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.


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