Life by Cynthia: February 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

LYMBER Fitness App Helping ME with 2017 Self Care Goals

This post is sponsored by Lymber, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I am absolutely THRILLED with the opportunity to try out Lymber. They are helping me with my self care goals for 2017! Fitness ranks high on my list! Also on that list: saving money, trying new things, and having FUN! There are so many classes that I can choose from. With the Lymber Fitness app I can save up to 75% off classes from the best studios in my area. ZERO Membership Fees. You pay only for what you use.

The Lymber app is FREE!

If you use my affiliate code: CYNTHLYMB1-34 when you sign up, you will get $5.00 OFF of your first Lymber class! I've shared the Lymber video for a rundown on how the the program works.

I am both an Android and an iOS user but currently the app is only available for iOS (Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch). Pricing is dynamic: enjoy real-time, demand-based pricing for studios in your area. I love the concept of pay-as-you-go access!

I am already a big fan of hot yoga. There are so many other styles of yoga that I can explore using the app. I have been wanting to try pilates and possibly a spin or dance class too. They are ALL offered on Lymber. Please stay tuned for a recap post in the very near future! I can hardly wait to share my Lymber experience with you and let you know how my class goes. I hope that you'll join me!

See how it works:

Don't forget to sign up using the promo code...

Lymber Fitness has given me a special coupon code to offer to my friends (yes YOU)! With my promo code you will get $5.00 off of your first Lymber class! Just use the code CYNTHLYMB1-34

Disclosure: This post is sponsored. As a Lymber Affiliate, I received a credit towards a fitness class and a discount code to share with my readers. *I will earn a commission for class bookings resulting from the use of my Lymber affiliate discount code.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Movie Inner Circle with Fandango, Flixter, and Rotten Tomatoes

I was just invited to join Movie Inner Circle which is an exclusive online community of movie lovers. Thank you for the invite Fandango, Flixter, and Rotten Tomatoes! As a member, I will share my opinions through surveys, polls and chat forums. I'll also get chances to win prizes in a monthly sweepstakes just by participating. Sounds good to me. I'm IN!

The call is out for more movies lovers. I've been asked if I would like to recommend up to 5 friends who, like me, loves movies. Let me know if you want me to forward your email to receive an invitation. You need to love movies, register (and be approved), and have an opinion (and be willing to share it). Once my referrals successfully complete the Movie Inner Circle registration process, I'll get an extra entry for the monthly sweepstakes. Let me know if you're in!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Try Products From Leading Brands For FREE via PINCHme

FREE samples from leading brands? Yes! Read on to see how to get yours! PINCHme FREE Sample Tuesday is 2/28 at 12Noon EST. Don't miss it!

PINCHme allows members discover and try free samples from the world’s leading brands! It’s 100% FREE (free products AND free shipping)! No credit card is required.

I just received my premium PINCHme blogger box from It is full of free products to review. My box included an assortment of past, present, and / or future samples featured on I wanted to share how YOU can get free samples too!

Every month, on Sample Tuesday, new free samples are released on Sample Tuesday is right around the corner! Mark your calendar for  Tuesday 2/28 at 12Noon EST! Don’t miss your chance to claim free samples! Act quickly! In my experience, the demand is HUGE and samples are claimed FAST! You don't want to be left out!

How to get your FREE goodies from PINCHme:

1. Sign up for FREE at

2. Complete your profile to match you with relevant products.

3. Order free samples at 12 p.m. EST.

4. Share your feedback.

There is such a wide variety of samples. From beauty, snacks, baby, pet, personal care, cleaning products, and household items - there's something for everyone!

All they ask for is your honest feedback on the products. You have 30 days from when your product shipped to complete your feedback surveys.

It doesn’t stop at FREE samples. Members benefit from special partner offers, exclusive sweepstakes, product review opportunities, and other promotions.

My tips:

  • Keep your profile updated! PINCHme works to match member profiles with Brand Partners' needs. It's a win-win.
  • Mark your calendar! I've made the mistake of missing my share of Sample Tuesdays! Date AND time is of the essence. These great samples get claimed FAST!
  • Don't forget to share your feedback.
  • Have fun!
  • Tell a friend! 

In case you were curious about some of the brands, I took pictures of what I got! I am thrilled with my goodies. Hydralyte Electrolyte Tablets (PERFECT to hydrate me after hot yoga)! Essie for a mani/pedi at home! COVERGIRL make-up. Anti-wrinkle cream from POND'S. OLAY body wash. Kitchen and laundry goods covered as well with Scotch-Brite and SHOUT.

Disclosure: I received free samples from The opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Friday, February 17, 2017

OREO Dunk Challenge: How Do YOU Dunk?

Official rules can be found here:

I am excited to share that OREO is having a Dunk Challenge! For more details visit the #OREODUNKSWEEPSTAKES homepage. It's fun and easy to enter! Just take a photo or video of yourself dunking an OREO® cookie in milk and post it to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag: #OREODunkSweepstakes.

40,000 lucky finalists will have a chance to win one (1) of five (5) VIP Grand Prize trips to a Celebrity Dunking Event in NYC or Los Angeles, plus $2,000! Post daily for more chances to win.

Visit your local Walmart for OREO products and check out the in-store dunking events! Don't forget the milk!

I met my first OREO back in the 1970s. As  a child I was a the type of dunker that would twist apart the two chocolate wafers and eat the sweet creme filling before dunking the rest in milk. I evolved in the 1980s and enjoyed the entire milk soaked cookie. We use our fingers - even though I have seen it done with a fork! Leaving the cookie is just long enough to get soft but not soggy is something that my 6 year old has mastered!

My mom gave me my first OREO and to be honest, I believe that it was she who bought my kiddo his first pack of OREO cookies! He loves to dunk his OREO in milk and takes his sweet time. I'm glad that he is careful and neat about it! Now with a a basketball, he is all about the SLAM DUNK! He learned how to at 5 years old! I love this kid. I could watch him dunk OREOS (or basketballs) all day, every day! After a couple of OREO cookies this kid must go outside to PLAY!

How do you dunk your OREO cookies?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Spring 2017 Fashion Trend Report with Neiman Marcus San Diego

Spring is in the air! It doesn't  feel like Spring as it has been the coldest and rainiest weather that I've seen in quite a while here in San Diego - but Spring FASHION is upon us!  Alex Yáñez, Fashion Stylist for Neiman Marcus, presented a preview of the top trends for the season. The media luncheon hosted by Neiman Marcus is one of my favorite events. It is always such a good time with NM to see what is in store with fashion and accessories. I love having the opportunity to lunch with fellow bloggers, to check out the gorgeous fashion, and to  tell you all about my faves!

Ruffles & Flounces: As seen on the runway. Frills! I am loving the ruffles.

Ruffles & Flounces

Stripes: Vertical stripes, horizontal stripes, stripes on stripes, stripes paired with prints...STRIPES!

Peekaboo Shoulders: Time to bare those shoulders. According to NM - show a little or a lot!

Peekaboo Shoulders (and Legs)

Neutrals: My favorite! Whites, creams, khakis, olive... I adore the neutrals!


The Mini-Bag: Big enough? The perfect size to hold just the necessities.

The Mini Bag

Destroyed Denim: This Spring you will see both gently frayed to totally tattered.

Destroyed Denim

Disclosure: I was an invited guest to the Neiman Marcus Media Luncheon. All opinions are my own.

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