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

PLAY! By Sephora Review: August 2017

Hello, hello!

It’s always an exciting day when my PLAY! By Sephora box arrives! I do my best to avoid any and all spoilers each month. I love for my PLAY! and POPSUGAR boxes to be complete surprises! 🙂

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

The August 2017 box revolves around the Elements of Beauty.

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

This month’s PLAY!BOOK has an adorable periodic table of all the different ingredients that can be found in beauty products. It lists the ingredient, in which product(s) it can be found, and what it’s best for.  How neat is that? I’ve learned a lot from looking at this little table!

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

Box Contents:

  • beautyblender – beautyblender micro mini
  • Clinique – HIM Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara & Primer Duo
  • Hourglass – Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Shell
  • Korres – Golden Krokus Ageless Saffron Elixir Serum
  • Alterna Haircare – CAVIAR – Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist
  • Burberry – My Burberry Black
  • Drawstring bag

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

beautyblender – beautyblender micro mini

Beautyblenders are the best! I’ve been using the full-size one for years and love the way it applies my foundation. I was so excited when I pulled this little, cutie out of my bag!

Once you add water, the blender grows quite a bit. It’s still pretty tiny though so gripping it while applying your concealer is a little awkward! I’ll still be using it though. 🙂

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

Clinique – HIM Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara & Primer Duo

I’ve been using Clinique makeup for years. It’s actually the first real makeup I ever used! I have sensitive skin (as I’m sure you know by now!), so all their products work really well for me!

I haven’t used a mascara+primer product in years, so I wasn’t really sure about this product. Surprisingly (at least to me), I LOVE it!! The primer goes on really nicely and my lashes are long and soft after it’s all said and done. I will definitely be using this duo until the bitter end!

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

Hourglass – Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Shell

I’ve never used a stick foundation before, so I was quite intrigued when I pulled this out of my bag.

At first, I was concerned that the shade might be too dark, but I actually think it works well on me. I don’t, however, like how much product you have to use to cover your face.  I applied the foundation two times and still felt like I needed a little more for the right amount of coverage.

I think what I’m going to do is save this foundation to use as a concealer when I have a particularly stubborn blemish!

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

Korres – Golden Krokus Ageless Saffron Elixir Serum

I LOVE a good anti-wrinkle product, so I’m always pleased when I get them in my subscription boxes. Unfortunately, this serum isn’t for me.  After one use, my face broke out in lots and lots of places. Yikes!!

Because of that, I will have to find another home for this guy!

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

Alterna Haircare – CAVIAR – Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist

I’m a big fan of Alterna hair products. I’ve been using their leave-in conditioner for many, many years now. I also love their heat protecting spray.

This product is for blow-dried hair (which I never do), so I gave it to my mom to test out. She likes it a lot! She has thin hair, so she often worries about the weight of the hair products she’s using.  This spray is very light, so it works really well for her. Also, it smells wonderful! 🙂

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

Burberry – My Burberry Black

If you’ve read any of my PLAY! reviews before, then you know I’m not big on fragrances. So there’s nothing new on the perfume front this month!

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

The August bag is quirky and cute! I’m a glasses-wearer, so I appreciate the red specs! 🙂

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

August was a so-so month for me. I will gets lots of use out of the mascara and the beautyblender, but not so much out of the other products. That’s okay though. You can’t win them all!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! By Sephora?!

What do you think of your August box?

❤ Natalie

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

Personal Size Notes Insert: Free Planner Printable

Hello, Planner People!

I hope you all have been having a wonderful week! I’m going on vacation next week (Don’t worry! I’ll still be releasing a printable while I’m gone!), so I’ve been extra busy getting all my work done before I leave town!

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

This week, I have a personal size notes insert to share with you all! I jot things down all the time and love making paper lists, so I figured it was about time I released a notes page for personal planners

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

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

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

Just like with all my other printables, this notes printable 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 when posting my printables! I love seeing my printables in the wild! 🙂

You can download the notes insert here, PBTT Personal Notes Page.

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


As always, I’ll be back soon with more printable fun!

Happy Planning!

❤ Natalie


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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Personal Size Weekly Insert: Free Planner Printable

Hello, hello!

I hope you all are doing well and have been super productive (or just moderately productive) this last week! I’ve been a busy, little bee working on all sorts of projects the last few weeks! I keep adding more to the list too! Enough about me though, let’s get to the reason why you’re here! FREE PRINTABLES!! 🙂

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

This insert is formatted to perfectly fit personal size planners (Medium Kikki.K Planners too!)

This weekly insert is undated, so you can use it anytime you’d like! I use a combination of dated and undated inserts. I think that printable inserts are MUCH easier to keep up with when they’re undated. That’s just my opinion though! 🙂

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

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

All my planner printables come with crop marks for easy cutting! For tips and tricks on trimming these down, check out this post.

Just like with all my other printables, this planner printable 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 when posting my printables! I love seeing how you’re using them!

You can download the weekly insert here, PBTT Personal Weekly Insert.

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


I’ll be back again soon with more printable goodness!

Happy Planning!

❤ Natalie


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

Personal Size Daily Hourly Insert : Free Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Personal Size Hourly Insert: Free Planner Printable

Hello, Planner People!

I hope everyone is enjoying their August so far! I know I am!!

This week, I have a daily planning insert for you all! This insert is special because it has time slots! WOO! Super fun, right?! 🙂

Personal Size Daily Hourly Insert : Free Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

This insert is formatted to perfectly fit personal size planners (Medium Kikki.K Planners too!)

This hourly insert spans from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. To give you maximum flexibility, I only included the hours on this insert. You can add in whatever minutes you want to best fit your needs.

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

Personal Size Daily Personal Size Daily Hourly Insert : Free Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes with Time Slots: Free Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

All my planner printables come with crop marks for easy cutting! For tips and tricks on trimming these down, check out this post.

Just like with all my other printables, this planner printable 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 when posting my printables!  I love seeing how you’re using them!

You can download the timed insert here, PBTT Personal Hourly Insert.

Personal Size Daily Insert with Time Slots: Free Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

I’ll be back again next week with more planner goodness!

Until then, Happy Planning!

❤ Natalie


Personal Size Daily Hourly Insert : Free Planner Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

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

August Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello, Planner Friends!

August is right around the corner, so it’s time for my monthly, functional printable release!

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

I went with a diamond, slightly geometric theme this month!

I’ve been making functional printables for a little over a year now, so if you’re interested, here’s my August Functional Freebie for 2016! The 2016 and 2017 theme colors are exactly the same, so if you want to use the printables together, they match perfectly.

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

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 August Functional Sticker Sheet 2017.

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

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

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! :)

Before you know it, I’ll be back again with another monthly, functional sticker freebie!!

Happy Planning!

❤ Natalie


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

 

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

PLAY! By Sephora Review: July 2017

Hello, Beauty Gurus!

It’s that time again! My PLAY! By Sephora box has arrived, so let’s dive on in!

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

“Beauty Staycation” is the theme for the July 2017 PLAY! box!

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

The July PLAY! BOOK includes lots of beauty and skincare tips for when you’re on vacation or just relaxing at home.

My favorite travel tip is packing your compacts with cotton rounds so the powder doesn’t break in transit! I’m definitely doing that the next time I go on a trip! A broken compact (spilled all over your pants) is guaranteed to ruin ANY day! 😦

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

Here’s a look at the July PLAY! BOOK. The “How to use/How to apply” section is my favorite each month. Sometimes, I just really need to be told exactly how to use a product! Don’t you?

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

Box Contents:

  • Bobbi Brown – Eye Opening Mascara
  • Fresh – Rose Face Mask
  • Briogeo – Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray
  • Tarte – Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick – Set Sail
  • Caudalie – Vine[Activ] Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum
  • Clean Reserve – Sueded Oud
  • Drawstring Bag

Bobbi Brown - PLAY! By Sephora Review: July 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Bobbi Brown – Eye Opening Mascara

I love a good mascara sample! I’ve received so many since subscribing to my first subscription box that I won’t need to buy any for a long, long time! Sometimes, I still do though! 🙂

This is my second Bobbi Brown mascara sample. I also have the Smoky Eye Mascara.  Between the two, I prefer the Smokey Eye.

As you can see in the photo above, the Eye Opening Mascara is very chunky, which makes it hard for me to apply. There’s very little space between the handle and the spooli, so it’s hard to coat all my lashes without getting some product on my face. I don’t imagine that would be a problem with the full-size mascara though!

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

Fresh – Rose Face Mask

I love Fresh so trying their products is always fun for me!

I’m not usually a face mask person, but I decided to give this one a go! I’ve already used it twice now.

This mask has more of a gel texture, so it’s super easy to wash off without making a huge mess. I’ve been putting it on after I get out of the shower and leaving it on while I brush my teeth and clean my makeup sponge. So far, it’s working out pretty well.

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

Briogeo – Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray

I’m a HUGE believer in leave-in conditioner. I use it every, single night!

I use conditioner for two things. One is obviously conditioning and the other is as a detangler. This Briogeo conditioner works wonderfully to condition my hair but doesn’t work so well at detangling.

I do think it’ll work pretty well after I use my favorite Briogeo hair mask though. I meant to try them together the other night but completely forgot until after applied a different conditioner!

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

Tarte – Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick – Set Sail

I love Tarte lipsticks! I keep one in my purse (along with five other lip products!) at all times.

When I first saw the color of this lipstick, I didn’t think the dark nude shade was for me. However, after applying, I’ve decided that I love it! It’s a great natural, neutral shade for everyday wear.

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

Caudalie – Vine[Activ] Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum

I may only be 23 years old, but I’m a big fan of wrinkle cream! It’s never too early to start preventing wrinkles, right?!

I’ve been out of my usual wrinkle cream for a few weeks now (whoopsie!), so this sample couldn’t have come at a better time!

I love how this serum smells. It has a very earthy, planty scent like it came straight from the garden! Very nice!

Clean Reserve - PLAY! By Sephora Review: July 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Clean Reserve – Sueded Oud

Surprisingly enough, I like the way this month’s fragrance sample smells! I still probably won’t wear it though. Perfume wafting all around doesn’t usually end well for me.

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

How cute is this month’s gingham bag?! I am ALL about it!

“Glamp out!” is pretty cute too!

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

I’m pretty pleased with the majority of this month’s products!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! By Sephora?!

What do you think of your July box?

❤ Natalie


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

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

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: July 2017

Hello!

It’s POPSUGAR Must Have review time!  I’ve been stalking the mailbox for days, and my box has finally arrived!

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

The July box has a fun, summer theme just like the June box. You could take this entire box down to the beach with you!

Box contents:

  • Ocean Tribe by Turkish T – Kilim Towel
  • BAN.DŌ – Sip Sip Tumbler
  • SUPERGOOP! – Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50
  • Tarte Cosmetics – Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara
  • Sister of Los Angeles – California Fireplace Matches
  • Snyder’s of Hanover – Wholey Cheese! Smoked Gouda

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

Ocean Tribe by Turkish T – Kilim Towel – Retail Value $49

This towel is adorable! The fabric is super soft and the design is great.  That fringe really makes it though!

POPSUGAR suggests you use the towel for picnics or at a concert.  It’s big enough for me to do those things but probably not big enough for me to do them with friends!

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

BAN.DŌ – Sip Sip Tumbler – Retail Value $14

I’ve admired BAN.DŌ products from afar for a while now and am happy to finally own one! I use tumblers every signle day, so I’m pumped to add another one to my collection.  In fact, I’m drinking from this new one while I write this post!

Something about this design reminds me of Slurpees.  Anyone else? I don’t know if it’s the color or the font. It just screams Slurpee to me!

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

I love the road trip suggestion they give for this tumbler. That’s so fun! 🙂

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

SUPERGOOP! – Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50 – Retail Value $19

I’m a rather fair-skinned girl, so sunscreen is a must for me in the summertime. SPF 50 happens to be my SPF of choice so this is a win from all angles!

Every August, I go on a beach trip with my family, and this little guy will be coming with me this year!

I’ve never seen a mousse sunscreen before, so I’m very intrigued. I think the application process is going to be very fun. I’ll keep you posted!

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

Tarte Cosmetics – Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara – Retail Value $23

Yippee for another Tarte product! I think this is the third Tarte item I’ve received since subscribing to POPSUGAR over two years ago.  🙂

This mascara comes in both a waterproof and a regular version. I used the regular version years ago and loved it! So far, I’m loving the waterproof version too!

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

Sister of Los Angeles – California Fireplace Matches – Retail Value $10

POPSUGAR thinks that these matches would be great for a bonfire and s’mores, and I have to agree. I’m a HUGE fan of s’mores!

I don’t light too many fires though, so it’ll probably be a good while before I strike up one of these. I will definitely use them at some point but probably just for lighting candles! 🙂

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

Snyder’s of Hanover – Wholey Cheese! Smoked Gouda – Retail Value $3.69

As you know, I’m all about the POPSUGAR snacks! I espcially love it when the package size is large! This month’s snack didn’t disappoint either.

These little guys are like fancier Cheez-its.  YUM!

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

The retail value of the July box is $118.69.  That’s pretty low for POPSUGAR but is still great since the purchse price of this box is only $40.

I will use every single item from this month’s box.  I can’t remember the last time I said that!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the July box?

❤ Natalie