POPSUGAR Must Have Review: February 2018 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: February 2018

Hello, hello!

It’s time for my monthly POPSUGAR Must Have review! I’m sad to say that this will be my last monthly review. Not because I’m unsubscribing but because POPSUGAR is changing to a quarterly box. That means I’ll be doing a review every three months or so.

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Box Contents:

  • K. Hall Designs – Peony Jar Candle
  • TokyoMilk – Anthemonessa No. 84 Shea Butter Handcreme
  • Nima Oberoi Lunares – Heart Vase
  • Droga Chocolates – Money on Honey – Dark Chocolate Brown Rice Crispy
  • La Soula Jewelry – Universal Love Bracelet
  • TokyoMilk – French Kiss No. 15 Parfum
  • Stella Artois – Limited Edition Chalices

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K. Hall Designs – Peony Jar Candle – Retail Value $26

Over the last few months, POPSUGAR has added quite a few candles to my collection! I’m not complaining though! I love a good candle!

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TokyoMilk – Anthemonessa No. 84 Shea Butter Handcreme – Retail Value $22

I use hand cream every single night before bed, so I’m always pumped when I get a tube in a subscription box!

The packaging is absolutely stunning! The scent is pretty great too! Very light and girly!

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Nima Oberoi Lunares – Heart Vase – Retail Value $49

This vase is simple but chic! I don’t have a place for it now, but I’m sure I will soon!

P.S. How awkward is it to photograph things that are reflective?! #SuperAwkward

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Droga Chocolates – Money on Honey – Dark Chocolate Brown Rice Crispy – Retail Value $4.99

Chocolate with caramel is one of my favorite types of chocolate! Dark chocolate isn’t at the top of my list, but it’s pretty good in this honey caramel and rice crispy combo!

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La Soula Jewelry – Universal Love Bracelet – Retail Value $39

Another simple and chic item! POPSUGAR let us pick between gold and silver this month, and I went with silver. Since I picked gold before, I decided to mix it up this month!

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TokyoMilk – French Kiss No. 15 Parfum – Retail Value $30

I’m pretty sensitive to smells on my body. Super scented hand creams bother me and the same goes for perfumes.

I like the fragrance of this perfume, but I don’t think I could handle wearing it! I have a friend that’s interested so I will be gifting this to her!

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Stella Artois – Limited Edition Chalices – Special Extra

For each one of these glasses sold, Stella Artois and water.org will provide five years’ worth of clean water for someone in need, which is pretty cool!

I understand and appreciate the charity aspect of the glasses, but I’m just not sure what I’m going to do with them. The person I had them in mind for doesn’t want them! I guess I’ll just have to think of someone else then!

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The total retail value of this box is $170.99, which isn’t too shabby for a $40 box!

However,  I’m a little disappointed in the February box. Because of the switch from monthly to quarterly, I thought POPSUGAR would have an incredible, final monthly. I just don’t think that’s the case with this box though. Nothing about it really WOWs me. 😦

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?

What do you think of the February box? What do you think of the switch from monthly to quarterly?

I’ll be back again in a few months with my first quarterly box review!

 ❤ Natalie

 

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: January 2018

Hello, hello!

It’s time for the first POPSUGAR Must Have Review of 2018! Are you excited?! I know I am!

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Box contents:

  • Hat Attack – Lightweight Ribbed Hat with Faux Fur Pom
  • Nuun  Hydration – Nuun Vitamins – Strawberry Melon
  • RXBAR – Chocolate Sea Salt RXBAR
  • BAN.DO – Best Year Ever Wall Calendar
  • KeepCup – KeepCup Original Clear Edition – 16 oz.
  • Farmacy Beauty – HONEY DROP Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy Honey

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Hat Attack – Lightweight Ribbed Hat with Faux Fur Pom – Retail Value $44

We’ve had a few really cold days in Florida recently, so I’ve loved wearing this hat in the mornings for my walk from the parking garage to my office.

Also, that pom pom is fantastic!

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Nuun  Hydration – Nuun Vitamins – Strawberry Melon – Retail Value $7

I am not 100% sure what this is for and what it’s supposed to do for me. I need to do a little more research on it before trying this out!

RXBAR – Chocolate Sea Salt RXBAR – Retail Value $1.99

I’ve seen a lot of these bars on Instagram over the last few months, so I was pumped to see one pop up in my box. I took it to work with me the next day for a midday snack.

The flavor was great! However, the entire time I was eating it I was worried about it getting stuck in my teeth. The bar was dark brown and gummy, so you can just imagine how gross and embarrassing that would be to have stuck in your teeth!

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BAN.DO – Best Year Ever Wall Calendar – Retail Value $20

Y’all know how much I love planners. It turns out I love calendars too! I haven’t used a wall calendar in years, so I’m excited to add this cutie to my wall decor!

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Each month has a different piece of artwork on top. Out of all the months, February is my favorite! ❤

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KeepCup – KeepCup Original Clear Edition – 16 oz. – Retail Value $19

For the last few days, I’ve been thinking about taking some hot tea with me on my commute to work. This to-go cup will be perfect for that!

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I like how sleek and simple this cup is. The light blue lid accent adds a great pop of color to it!

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Farmacy Beauty – HONEY DROP Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy Honey – Retail Value $45

I have sensitive skin so trying new moisturizers is always a little scary for me! I’ve tried Farmacy products before, so I had it on good authority that this moisturizer probably wouldn’t agree with me. Unfortunately, I was right and it makes me a little itchy.

I love Farmacy though! Their packaging is incredible! They really pay attention to details. The lid on this container has a magnet in it, so that little metal spatula stays right where it’s supposed to!

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The total retail value of this month’s box is $136.99. That’s relatively low in the grand scheme of POPSUGAR box values but it’s still great for a $40 box!

My favorite items this month would have to be the BAN.DO calendar and the KeepCup. I’m also pretty excited about the pom pom hat!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the January box?

❤ Natalie

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: December 2017

Hello, Hello!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season! I can’t believe that New Year’s Eve will be here in just a few days! November and December always seem to fly right by!

Out of the 12 POPSUGAR boxes I receive each year, December is one of the ones I look forward to the most! What with Christmas and celebrations galore during the month, this box just always seems to be one of the best each year! It always comes with the best giftables and a few splurge items for yourself!

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Box Contents:

  • Tilo – Twilight Scarf
  • Lalicious – Extraordinary whipped Sugar Scrub – Sugar Kiss
  • Chloe + Isabel – Pavé Bar Long Pendant Necklace
  • Wild Ophelia – Sugar Cookie Chocolate Bar
  • BaubleBar – Sugar and Spice Coaster Set
  • Ashkahn – For You Gift Tags
  • Pier 1 Imports – Cocktail Filled Candle – Moscow Mule

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Tilo – Twilight Scarf – Retail Value $98

It’s finally (kinda) (almost) (maybe) scarf season in Florida! I think this scarf would be adorable paired with a white shirt, jeans, and booties!

The tiny sequins embedded throughout are a great addition! They take a plain, gray scarf and transform it into something more!

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Lalicious – Extraordinary whipped Sugar Scrub – Sugar Kiss – Retail Value $35

I love a good sugar scrub! I received a different scrub in one of my very first POPSUGAR boxes years ago! I finished that one off earlier this year, so I’m happy to have a new one!

Sugar Kiss is a very sweet scent. The name is quite fitting! I don’t usually go for the sweeter fragrances, but I like this one!

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Chloe + Isabel – Pavé Bar Long Pendant Necklace – Retail Value $42

POPSUGAR sneak peeked this necklace to subscribers last month and allowed us to choose between gold and silver. I love having options, so I was very pleased when they offered us a choice! Clearly, I chose gold!

I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to wear this necklace myself or save it for a gift! I’m leaning more towards a gift though!

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Wild Ophelia – Sugar Cookie Chocolate Bar – Retail Value $2.99

You know how I feel about snacks! This month’s chocolate bar intrigued me quite a bit! It’s milk chocolate with sugar cookie and toffee bits inside.

For some reason, I was expecting the chocolate bar to be white. I guess because of the packaging (which is absolutely gorgeous! A++) and the fact that sugar cookies are involved. I was wrong. This chocolate is indeed brown! LOL!

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BaubleBar – Sugar and Spice Coaster Set – Retail Value $38

These coasters are so jazzy! All the glitz and shimmer!!

I have a friend that would absolutely love them! I’m thinking of saving these to give her for her birthday next year.

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Ashkahn – For You Gift Tags – Retail Value $12

When I wrapped my Christmas gifts, I completely forgot to use these tags! They’re adorable, so I know they would’ve been a great addition to my packages!

Since they’re not holiday specific, I think I’m going to incorporate these into a few birthday gifts throughout the year!

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Pier 1 Imports – Cocktail Filled Candle – Moscow Mule – Retail Value $14.95

Over the last year, I’ve amassed quite the candle collection! I used to love lighting candles in my college apartment and can’t wait to do so again soon!

This Moscow Mule scent is fresh and delightful! It’s very light and the packaging is gorgeous! That rose gold lid!! 🙂

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The total retail value of this month’s box is $242.94. That is incredible! I can’t remember the last time a box had this high of a value!

As usual, the December box did not disappoint! My favorite item this month is the Lalicious sugar scrub! I have a feeling that my tub of scrub will be empty before I know it!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the December box?

❤ Natalie

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: November 2017

Hello, hello!

It’s time for my monthly, POPSUGAR Must Have review! If you follow me on Instagram, then you might’ve caught my short, unboxing video last week.  I like doing a short video on Instagram each month to give you all a “first impression” style unboxing with my initial opinions on each product! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you should follow me on IG! @pinkbowstwinkletoes

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All the fall vibes in the November box!

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Box Contents:

  • Unqualified by Anna Faris
  • tarte cosmetics – tarteist PRO Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette
  • Hester & Cook – Chalkboard Paper Placement Pad & Set of 4 Chalk Style Pencils
  • Chloe + Isabel – Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel Split Headband
  • Knot & Bow – Holiday Mint Newsprint Gift Wrap
  • Fatty Sundays – Peppermint Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

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Unqualified by Anna Faris – Retail Value $28

I read all the time, so I enjoy when POPSUGAR includes books in their boxes. I loved the Lisa Sugar book from last October’s PS box!

My life has been a little hectic lately, so I haven’t had a chance to dive into this book yet. From what I know of Anna Faris and what I’ve read on the back cover, I think this is going to be a great read!

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tarte cosmetics – tarteist PRO Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette – Retail Value $23

I love tarte products, but I don’t like to contour! So instead of contouring with this palette, I’ve been using it as eyeshadow for the past week!

The middle powder is a little too yellow for me, so I’m not using that one. The top and bottom ones are just right though! I like using the top, shimmery powder all over my lid and the bottom, brown powder in my crease. Perfect for a daytime look!

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Hester & Cook – Chalkboard Paper Placement Pad & Set of 4 Chalk Style Pencils – Retail Value $25

If you watched my Instagram Story, then you know how excited I got when I pulled these gorgeous pencils out of my box! If you didn’t already know this, I have a HUGE thing for pretty stationery products!

I love the pencil and placemat combo! I think the idea behind these products is just adorable! I don’t want to waste any of the mats, so I haven’t experimented with them yet. I’m going to save this set for a special occasion!

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Chloe + Isabel – Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel Split Headband – Retail Value $22

I love headbands! I used to wear them all the time in middle and high school. I haven’t worn them too much in recent years though because I started wearing my glasses again. Wearing glasses and a headband at the same time is just too much for me! I can’t handle all that behind my ears at one time!

This headband is so gorgeous though that I think I’m going to have to break out my contacts again so I can wear it comfortably!

Also, that rose gold is fantastic and will go with pretty much any outfit!

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Knot & Bow – Holiday Mint Newsprint Gift Wrap – Retail Value $6

I have heard SO much about Knot & Bow over the last few months, so I’m very excited to try it out!

This pattern is super cute! It isn’t very “holiday” though. I think it’s better suited as birthday gift wrap.  My brother’s birthday is coming up in December, so I think I’ll wrap his gift in this!

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Fatty Sundays – Peppermint Chocolate-Covered Pretzels – Retail Value $3.49

I’m all for the sweet + salty snacks! There’s just something about chocolate and pretzels mixed together that’s hard to beat! Throw in a little peppermint, and you have the perfect Christmas treat! YUM!

I also really love the name of this brand! Fatty Sundays is just too funny! 🙂

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This month’s POPSUGAR Must Have box has a total retail value of $107.49. That’s a pretty low value for POPSUGAR. The boxes are only $40 though, so I’m still coming out on top!

There are so many great items in the November box that I’m having trouble choosing my favorites!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the November box?

❤ Natalie


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PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2017

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!

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“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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Chanel – Gabrielle Chanel

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

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Sephora is at again with the adorable doodles! ❤

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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?

❤ Natalie


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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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?

❤ Natalie

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PLAY! By Sephora Review: September 2017

Hello, friends!

I hope you all are having a great week so far! Mine is shaping up to be a pretty good one! Starting it off with a PLAY! by Sephora review is always fun!

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“Fall Into Beauty” is the theme for the September 2017 box. Quite fitting since fall just officially began!

This month’s PLAY!BOOK is full of tips and tricks for transitioning your beauty/hair/skincare routines to fall. Lots of great tips this month!

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Box Contents:

  • Benefit Cosmetics – Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
  • stila – Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
  • DevaCurl – Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask
  • Laura Mercier – Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Happy
  • belif – The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
  • Giorgio Armani – Acque di Gioia
  • Drawstring Bag

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Benefit Cosmetics – Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel

Y’all have probably figured out by now that I’m a lover of Benefit Cosmetics. I use their moisturizer every single day and one of their primers several days a week.

You probably also know that I don’t do much (anything actually) with my eyebrows. I have thick brows, so I never feel the need to fill them. Even if I wanted to, this shade of brow gel is a little too dark for me.

My sister-in-law has darker hair, so I’m going to see if she’d like to give this product a try!

PLAY! By Sephora Review: September 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

stila – Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Another thing I’m sure you’ve noticed is that I rarely wear eye liner. I have the hardest time applying it, so I usually only wear it for special events.

My mom uses this particular eye liner every day, so she’s happy to take this sample off my hands!

PLAY! By Sephora Review: September 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

DevaCurl – Melt Into Moisture Match Butter Conditioning Mask

One thing I do love? Hair masks! I discovered my love of hair masks in a POPSUGAR Must Have box many moons ago!

Because of their brand name (devaCURL), I always thought that all their products were for curly-haired girls. As a straight-haired curl, I don’t have much use for curly products.

I am happy (ECSTATIC, actually) to report that this hair mask is INCREDIBLE!! I’ve used it twice now and have been so impressed with the results. One of my good friends told me that my hair looked “the best she’d ever seen it” after I used this mask!

I worked a quarter-size amount into my hair after shampooing. I went about my shower (about seven minutes) and then rinsed and combed it through. I slept with it wet and brushed it the next morning. TA-DA! The best hair ever!

I will definitely be purchasing a full-size bottle once this sample is empty.

PLAY! By Sephora Review: September 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Laura Mercier – Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Happy

Another thing I love? Lipstick! There’s just something about lip color!

I’m not sure if you can see it, but this lipstick has tiny shimmers in it. That scared me a little at first. I don’t particularly love glitter on my lips. However, once the lipstick is applied, you can’t really see the glitter! Woohoo!! That makes me very happy! 😉

“Happy” is a warm fuschia color that’s quite fun! It’s bright, but I like it! I think this color is better suited for spring/summer instead of winter/fall though.

PLAY! By Sephora Review: September 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

belif – The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

One of my friends really likes this cream, so I was excited to give it a try. I’m always wary of breaking out when I try new moisturizers. Thankfully, this one agreed with my skin!

Although it agreed with me, there’s nothing super exciting about it for me. There’s nothing bad about the product. I just prefer my Benefit moisturizer.

PLAY! By Sephora Review: September 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Giorgio Armani – Acque di Gioia

Another month. Another fragrance sample.

PLAY! By Sephora Review: September 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

The drawstring bag for September is super fancy and satiny. It’s a pretty color too! My sister-in-law took the last satiny bag, so maybe I’ll manage to hang on to this one for a bit! 🙂

PLAY! By Sephora Review: September 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

September was a decent month for me! The lipstick is great, and I LOVE the hair mask!

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What do you think of your September box?

❤ Natalie


PLAY! By Sephora Review: September 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes