SMC Giveaway | Travel Bag for Your Next Island Adventure

Wheels up and I am and off to the first trip of 5 trips every woman should take every year.  First up…. the couple’s trip to St. Lucia where the plan is a mix of relaxation by the beach and excursions through the rain forest.  As a reformed over-packer, I had to review my go-to tips for packing light to ensure I wouldn’t be a victim of extra fees for heavy checked luggage.  Coming in at exactly 38lbs in my is my pink DVF luggage. Mission accomplished and money saved!Travel Bad for Adventure Excursions from She Makes Cents

I received a free bag from Mato Naturals in exchange for sharing it with She Makes Cents readers like you.

Travel Bag For My Island Excursion

When I was packing, I was inspired by all of the vibrant colors of the island so I packed colorful accessories that correspond to the activities that we have planned.  Sneak Peek Alert: Follow @shemakescents and @sheslivingthefablife on Instagram for OOTD, travel hacks, and behind the scenes videos.  For the off non-resort activities like a rainforest ATV tour, I knew I needed durable crossbody that would survive my extreme tourist behaviors but I knew I wanted something with a pop of color or print. That’s where the Mato Boho Crossbody from Mato Natural comes in handy.  This handmade bag is made from eco-friendly canvas and unique handwoven Aztec patterns by local women from Nepal.  It features every island color that I was looking for AND it’s the right size to ensure that I am not taking unnecessary items off of the resort, although it is smaller than I expected.  Mato Natural is a sustainable lifestyle brand founded with the main goal to make available Eco- friendly products at very affordable prices so it is right with me!

Product Review from She Makes Cents: Mato Boho Black Cross body Purse with Bohemian Tribal Aztec Pattern

She Makes Cents Giveaway

To kick off summer, She Makes Cents is hosting a giveaway to one lucky reader from the United States.  To enter, follow @shemakescents and @sheslivingthefablife on Instagram and leave a comment with the hashtag #SMCtravelcontest.  Entries will be accepted until July 15, 2017 at noon (EST).  The winner will be announced via a Instagram story on the She Makes Cent Instagram page.  Retail value $49.99.

Product Review from She Makes Cents: Mato Boho Black Cross body Purse with Bohemian Tribal Aztec Pattern

{Giveaway Winner} She Makes Cents Congratulates….

I want to take a moment to congratulate our giveaway winner, Bree S. of Illinois!  When asked about her financial goals for 2014, Bree replied, “One of my financial goals this year is to be able to actually budget (yes I said the B word!) myself so that I can afford to move-out and have my own apartment. As a college graduate working full-time, this would be the ultimate reward to finally feel independent. It would only make “cents” :-)“.   Please accept this as a small token of my appreciation for your reading and commenting on!

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{SMC Giveaway} Fabulous Cha-Ching Money Purse!!!

Hello lovelies and welcome to a New Year.  In celebration of the wonderful changes and resolutions that will actually happen this year (fingers crossed), I want to reward YOU, the readers of SMC, with a small token of my appreciation.  To enter the giveaway, please “share” your favorite SMC post (hint hint… the share buttons are located on the bottom of this post) with the hashtag #shemakescents and leave a cool comment below telling me one financial goals for the new year.  One lucky winner will have the choice between being Pretty In Pink or Chic in Black.  Good Luck!

Fine Print: The giveaway begins on Thursday, January 2, 2014 and all entries must be received by Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at midnight (EST).  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on on Friday, February 7, 2014.

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