My Special Gift from influenster.com + A Mini Shopping Spree

            Hello beautiful people! I hope everyone is doing okay GREAT! If you follow me on instagram, you already know that hubby and I went on vacation with the kids. I will share some pictures with you as soon as I get them developed edited. Does any of you miss those days when you had to take your rolls/films to the pharmacy to have them developed?
             Anywho! Before we went to Panama City, Florida, I received an unexpected gift from influenster.com. I am not sure why they sent me the gift, but it is my understanding that they have reached a big milestone and they wanted to reward their top influencers. Some community members got beauty products, but yours truly got a $50 American Express gift card. It's always good to get something other than bills in the mailbox, right? It's a good feeling when somebody or a group of people show you that they appreciate your work. It says on the note that I am "a model member of the influenster nation." I am just happy that I was able to represent this community that I have been a member of since 2013. I am not going to lie; I was also happy to go on a mini shopping spree.

What I bought with my $50 gift card

           I picked 4 items for over $50 at kohl's. But when I got to the register, I told the cashier that I wanted her to charge my debit card for the remaining balance, which was $3. She gave me a $10 discount instead. That in itself was another gift. So, I went to Ulta and got a purple lipstick by NYX for $7.

            I was not sure what else I was going to get with my gift card, but I knew that a mini shopping spree would not be complete without a good pair of shoes. After browsing the women department for almost two hours, I finally found these shoes on sale for $29. These shoes were being sold on their website for $59.99 at the time I was writing this post. I had to go 1/2 a size bigger because they run a little small, but I love them. The embellishments make them suitable for date night or something more formal. I plan on wearing them on my birthday this month.

I love that shirt dress so much I had to try it on for you guys. LOL! 
I missed you all so much. I cannot wait to visit your blogs and read your latest posts. It might take me a while, but I will get there. Enjoy your weekend! 
Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


  1. Discounts all around. . lucky You. I love the shirtdress on You and the instagram shots from your vacay.

  2. Nice shoes and you look beautiful in this dress.

  3. Congrats doll so well deserve. Have a great weekend.

  4. Always nice to have a gift card to spend, and looks like you used it wisely. Greetings!

  5. enjoy your weekend also nerline and loved this post

  6. Welcome back. I'm glad to hear you guys had fun. Congrats on the gift card. You made out like a bandit at Kohl's. As an online shopper I hate that actual brick and mortar stores have better deals than online. Now I have to leave my house to get a deal:) Have a good weekend!

    1. I m an online shopper too. I was shocked to see they had better deals in the store. thank you

  7. Lovely shoes and you look so chic in your shirt dress!
    Kisses, Paola.

  8. What a pleasant surprise from influenster.com. Love the shoes you bought, they are beautiful. Also love the shirt dress. I understand why you had to try it for us haha. Hope you guys are having a splendid vacation. See you when you get back. xo

  9. Congrats and you picked some cute goodies from Kohl's!

  10. Aren't you a lucky lady. Who wouldn't mind a shopping spree! Ha!! You picked up some nice things and you look wonderful in that shirt dress.

  11. You got some great items with your gift card. I love the shoes. ☺

  12. Congrats on your special gift, Nerline. You spent it very well, indeed, doll. I love that shirt dress and you pull it off perfectly!! Love the shoes you bought, they are TDF! Hey I did not know that you went on a holiday. You never told me *pout* ;)
    Thank you for telling me, Nerline. I will hop over to Idu and will contact her again, but I might need your help here, sis.
    latest look: For Romeo and Juliet

  13. I live for pleasant surprises. Way to go with those shoes Nerline. They look awesome and you look relaxed. The vacation glow looks great on you darling. And I adore your shirt dress, very cute!