PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Happy Halloween!

I wanted to test the October products for a little while longer this month, so I pushed back my review until the last possible moment!

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

“Complexion Companions” is the theme for the October box! All of this month’s products (aside from the fragrance sample) are complexion-related.

This month’s PLAY!BOOK features an adorable “get ready with me” series full of tips and tricks to prepare your face for the day.

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Box Contents:

  • Becca – First Light Filter Face Primer
  • Make Up For Ever – Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
  • Laura Mercier – Translucent Powder
  • Cover FX – Custom Enhancer Drops
  • Make Up For Ever – Ultra HD Skin Booster
  • Chanel – Gabrielle Chanel
  • Drawstring Bag

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Becca – First Light Filter Face Primer

You know me well enough by now to know how much I love trying new primers!

This Becca primer is the prettiest shade of lilac and is very thin and lightweight. The primer is so light that I actually think the bottle feels half empty.

There’s nothing that excites me about this primer (aside from the color!) I don’t love it enough to by the full size, but I will be finishing up this little tube.

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Make Up For Ever – Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in R230

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I pulled this foundation sample out of my PLAY! bag. If you watched my IG Story a few weeks ago, you can attest that I was very pleased!

One of the two foundations that I currently switch off between each day is actually Make Up For Ever Ultra HD. I’ve been using it for several years now and absolutely love the formula and the coverage!

Unfortunately, the shade I received in this month’s box doesn’t work for me. However, my PLAY!BOOK says that I can go into a Sephora store with my PLAY!PASS and get a sample that’s just right for me! (I wear shade Y235.) That is fantastic news!

Make Up For Ever – Ultra HD Skin Booster

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I put off writing this review for a week or so because I wanted to really get an in-depth feel for a few of the products. This skin booster was one of the products that I needed a little more time with.

My PLAY!BOOK says that this product is “a skin-perfecting serum that plumps, smooths, and hydrates your skin for flawless makeup application.”

I’ve used the skin booster several times and haven’t noticed any difference in my makeup application. I think this might be one of those products that just doesn’t work for me.

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Laura Mercier – Translucent Powder

A few months back, I went on a mission to find my new, favorite setting powder. I used the Urban Decay loose powder for years and LOVED it. Over the last few years, it’s become increasingly difficult to find. Because of that, I decided to abandon ship and find a powder that worked just as well but was easier to come by.

While on that mission, I tried the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder.  I thought it was going to be my new favorite, but alas, I was wrong. This powder is a little chunkier and perhaps slightly more moist than I would like.

Eventually, I settled on the bareminerals Mineral Veil loose powder. Their powder is nice and fine and perfectly suits my needs.

Even though I didn’t find the Laura Mercier powder to be my favorite, I’ll still save this sample and use it in a pinch!

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Cover FX – Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight

Cover FX drops have interested me for months now. I heard about their Custom Cover Drops at an in-store PLAY! event and have wanted to try them ever since.

These drops are slightly different but are still the same idea. All you have to do is add a few drops to your foundation and then apply to the areas of your face where you’d like a little highlight.

I’m not the best at highlighting my face. I usually stay away from contouring products, because I don’t want to accidentally make myself look like a clown! However, these drops were super easy to use! I’m going to save them for special events when I want to add a little extra glow to my face.

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Chanel – Gabrielle Chanel

You know by now that perfume and I don’t get along! 😉

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Sephora is at again with the adorable doodles! <3

PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Sephora did a fantastic job this month of picking a theme and sticking to it!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of your October box?

<3 Natalie


PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

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November Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

November Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Hello, hello!

A new month is quickly approaching, so it’s time to release my November planner stickers.

Since the 2016 and 2017 ECLP monthly colors are the same, I’ve been trying to make the patterns/theme for 2017 somewhat match the 2016 printable. That way, you can use them together if you’d like!

[Related: November 2016 Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable]

November Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

I know that November is very much a fall month, but the blue color theme in the Erin Condren LifePlanner lends itself more to winter. Because of the blues, I did a snowflake theme last year and stuck with it (with different shaped flakes) for this year’s November freebie!

Just because this is the November freebie doesn’t mean that you have to use it in November. You can wait for your first snowfall or until the peak of your winter season! If you do choose to wait, the only thing you’ll be missing out on is the “Hello, November” full box.  And that’s not a big deal at all!

November Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

As you can see, I deviated slightly from the EC bluish-green color and went with more of a true blue for this printable. True blue has more of a wintery feel to it. At least it does to me!

Before I give you the sticker freebie file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the Internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (www.pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the fun!

I’m providing you this printable in both a PNG and PDF file format.  I’ve found that the PNG prints richer colors than the PDF.  It’s up to you which file you use though!

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. PLAN!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

You can download the PDF version here, PBTT November Functional Sticker Sheet 2017.


Don’t forget to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my printables! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see how you’re using them! :)

I’ll be back again soon with more sticker freebie fun!

Until then, Happy Planning!

<3 Natalie


November Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Grocery List Insert: Free Personal Size Planner Printable

Grocery List Insert: Free Personal Size Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Happy Thursday!

I hope everyone is having a great week! If not, it’s about to get better with my latest printable freebie!

Y’all loved when I released the A5 Grocery Insert, so I decided to make a personal-size grocery list insert as well!

Grocery List Insert: Free Personal Size Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Food is fun and so are lists! Combine the best of both worlds with this handy printable! 😉

I hate going grocery shopping without a list. It’s quite stressful, and I always manage to forget something! Breaking down the necessities into categories will, hopefully, keep you from forgeting anything and save you time at the store too.

Just like the A5 insert, this personal insert is broken down into three sections (refrigerator, pantry, and miscellaneous) and has check boxes for marking each item off your list.

[Related: Personal Size Weekly Insert: Free Planner Printable]

Grocery List Insert: Free Personal Size Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

All my printable inserts come with crop marks for easy cutting! For tips and tricks on trimming them down, check out this post.

Just like with all my other printables, this grocery list insert is for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim this work as your own.

When posting on the Internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes. Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram or Facebook in your planner posts! I love seeing how y’all are using my printables! 🙂

You can download the printable here, PBTT Personal Grocery List.

For paper recommendations and more, check out my Printable Supplies page!

[Related: Personal Size To-Do List: Free Planner Printable]


Have you signed up for my monthly newsletter yet?! If not, now is the time to do it! Next week, I’ll be sending out October’s email with an exclusive A5 printable freebie inside! Sign up now, so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes Newsletter Sign Up!

 

I’ll be back soon with more printable fun!

Until then, Happy Planning!

<3 Natalie


Grocery List Insert: Free Personal Size Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

 

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Hello, hello!

It’s time for my monthly POPSUGAR Must Have review! If you follow me on Instagram, then you might’ve seen the unboxing I did in my Stories last week. I’ve started doing “first impression” style unboxings over the last few months, and y’all seem to really be enjoying them! If you want to get in on the unboxing fun, follow me on Instagram!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

The October box came with a HUGE product information card! That must mean there’s tons of good stuff in the box, right? 😉

“dreamy, slumber, sleep, de-stress, cozy, bedtime” are the theme words for the month. Once you see everything that came inside, I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that they rocked the theme this month!

Box Contents:

  • Lollia Life – Dream Perfumed Shower Gel
  • Patchology – FlashPatch Restoring Night Eye Gels
  • Nature’s Bakery – Double Chocolate Brownie
  • Framebridge – $30 Gift Card
  • Perpetual Shade – Dream On Cotton Lux Sleep Mask
  • Jack + Lucy – Pillow and Blanket Set
  • Keurig – The Original Donut Shop Coffee K-Cup Pods
  • Aquaphor – Advanced Therapy Ointment Body Spray
  • Quaker – Overnight Oats

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Lollia Life – Dream Perfumed Shower Gel – Retail Value $22

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such pretty packaging! WOW! The navy and light gold foil are just incredible! I’m a sucker for packaging so you can bet this quickly became my favorite product from the October box.

Also, it smells fantastic!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Patchology – FlashPatch Restoring Night Eye Gels – Retail Value $20

A relaxation-themed box just wouldn’t be complete without some sort of mask!  I’ve received eye gels in past boxes and think they’re a funny product. You just can’t wear them without looking goofy! 🙂

Even though they’re funny to wear, these are very nice! I’ve used one set so far and have no complaints! They stayed in place under my eyes without shifting, which is fantastic considering I was looking down and reading the entire time I wore them.

I’m going to save the other four pairs for when I’m feeling extra tired and want to give my eyes a little boost!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

SNACKS!

Nature’s Bakery – Double Chocolate Brownie – Retail Value – $1.49

Chocolate brownie? Yes, Please! I’m all about the chocolate snacks.

This bar didn’t taste bad, but I didn’t think it tasted like a brownie either. There was a different kind of sweetness to it that was unlike chocolate.  I just read the product information and it says it’s sweetened with dates. Perhaps that is the different flavor I’m tasting! 🙂

Quaker – Overnight Oats

I’ve been wanting to try overnight oats for the longest time! There are SO many recipes on my Pinterest board that have gone unused. Probably because I’m extra lazy!

I love how easy this Quaker cup was to prepare. All I had to do was add milk, stir, and then stick it in the fridge. When I woke up in the morning, my oats were ready to eat!

I thought the Toasted Coconut & Almond Crunch flavor was a little sweet but still good. I think I would’ve preferred the oats hot but ended up eating them cold, because I didn’t see the heating instructions until they were almost gone. Whoopsie!!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Framebridge – $30 Gift Card

If you’ve been reading my reviews for any length of time, then you know how I feel about gift cards. I don’t like it when they are included in the “value” of the box because a lot of the time you have to spend your own money (along with the gift card) to buy something from the featured store.

I don’t have too many framing needs, so I don’t think I’ll be spending this.

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Perpetual Shade – Dream On Cotton Lux Sleep Mask – Retail Value $39

Sleep masks are one of those products that I’ve never tried but have always been intrigued by!

I love sleeping in pitch black rooms. I don’t want to be able to see my hand in front of my face. At all. You would think that would make me all about sleep masks, but I worry that sleeping in a mask will rip and break my hair when I toss and turn at night.

So far, I’ve slept with the mask one time. I put it on in the middle of the night when the moon starting peeking in my window. It didn’t seem to bother me at all, but I did wake up with it on my forehead. (I’m not sure if it migrated by itself due to my natural movements or if I moved it myself in my sleep)

The jury is still out on the sleep mask, but I will be keeping it next to my bed in case of a light/moon emergency!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Jack + Lucy – Pillow and Blanket Set – Retail Value $49.99

This little pillow and blanket set is perfect for traveling. The pillow is nice and compact, and the blanket is about the size of a beach towel. The ideal size to cover you but not bother anyone around you!

I haven’t been on any super long trips before, but I’m planning on packing this away for any long trips that might come up!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Keurig – The Original Donut Shop Coffee K-Cup Pods & Coupon

I don’t currently have a Keurig, so these K-Cups are useless to me right now. However, I believe I will be taking advantage of the (awesome!) 50% off coupon and picking one up soon!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Aquaphor – Advanced Therapy Ointment Body Spray

I’ve never tried an ointment spray before, so I’m not quite sure what to expect from it. I’ve chosen to save this until it gets a little cooler outside and my skins starts to dry out.

I may be mistaken, but ointment seems a lot more moisture intensive than lotion, so that’s why I think it’ll be great for the winter months.

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

The total retail value of the October box (minus the gift card) is $132.48. That’s not bad at all!

As I mentioned earlier, my favorite item this month is the shower gel by Lollia! It’s so pretty and smells delicious!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the October box?

<3 Natalie

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Packing Checklist Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable

Packing Checklist Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Hello, Hello!

Do you have any fun trips planned for the upcoming holiday season? If so, I have the perfect printable for you! Today, I’m releasing a packing checklist insert to make sure that you don’t forget a single thing for any of your upcoming adventures! There’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve left something at home right as the airplane is taking off!

Packing Checklist Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Before I go anywhere, I like to make at least two lists. I make one list before I pack my suitcase, and I make a second list of things I don’t want to forget after I use them in the morning like my makeup and my pillows.

All the most common travel items are already on this checklist, but I did leave ten blank spots for you to write down items that are unique to you!

[Related: Single-Page Weekly Planner: Free Printable Insert]

Packing Checklist Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

All my printable inserts come with crop marks for easy cutting! For tips and tricks on trimming them down, check out this post.

Just like with all my other printables, this checklist insert is for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim this work as your own.

When posting on the Internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes. Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram or Facebook in your planner posts! I love seeing how y’all are using my printables! 🙂

You can download the checklist here, PBTT A5 Packing List Insert.

For paper recommendations and more, check out my Printable Supplies page!

[Related: Calendar Roundup: Free Planner Printables]

Packing Checklist Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Have you signed up for my monthly newsletter yet?! If not, now is the time to do it! Next week, I’ll be sending out October’s email with an exclusive A5 printable freebie inside! Sign up now, so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes Newsletter Sign Up!

 

Happy Planning!

<3 Natalie


Packing Checklist Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Dot Grid Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable

Dot Grid Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Hi, Planners!

As I promised y’all a few posts back, I have another A5, bullet journal printable to share! Along with the graph paper insert, here is a dot grid insert for you to enjoy!

Dot Grid Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

I love using dot grid paper for hand lettering! The dots help me keep my letters straight and are way more subtle than the boxes on graph paper.

Dot grids are also great for creating habit trackers or planner spreads for your BuJo!

You don’t have to be into bullet journals to make use of this printable though! You can use it for virtually anything. Lists, hand lettering practice (like me!), notes, etc. The possibilities for this printable are endless!

[Related: Graph Paper Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable]

Dot Grid Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

All my printable inserts come with crop marks for easy cutting! For tips and tricks on trimming them down, check out this post.

Just like with all my other printables, this dot grid insert is for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim this work as your own.

When posting on the Internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes. Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram or Facebook in your planner posts! I love seeing how y’all are using my printables! 🙂

You can download the PDF file here, PBTT Dot Grid Insert.

For paper recommendations and more, check out my Printable Supplies page!

[Related: Calendar Roundup: Free Planner Printables]


Have you signed up for my monthly newsletter yet?! If not, now is the time to do it! In a few weeks, I’ll be sending out October’s email with an exclusive printable freebie inside! Sign up now, so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes Newsletter Sign Up!

 

Happy Planning!

<3 Natalie


Dot Grid Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes