POPSUGAR Must Have Review: December 2016

Hello everyone!

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POPSUGAR Must Have delivery day is one of my favorite days of the month!

To receive a fun surprise each month like I do, click here.

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Box Contents:

  • Odeme – Catchall + Ring Dish
  • BaubleBar – Snowfall Pendant
  • Mane Message – Date Night Bobby Pins
  • Winky Lux – Lip Pill in Bunny
  • Sisters’ Gourmet – Baker’s Dozen Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • Dessange Professional Hair Luxury – Color Restore Color Protecting Top Coat Serum

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Odeme – Catchall + Ring Dish – Retail Value $67

Those of you that follow me on Instagram (if you don’t follow me, you totally should @pinkbowstwinkletoes) have probably figured our how much I love trinket dishes!  I like to use them in the majority of my photos.  So as you can imagine, this little set is just perfect for me!

I love the size, shape, and detailing of both of these dishes! When taking flatlay images, you’ll only be able to see the white rims, which I’m very pleased by.  Many of my dishes have gold accents, so these are a great change of pace for me!

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BaubleBar – Snowfall Pendant – Retail Value $28

I’m not so sure about this necklace.  It’s not exactly my style.  I wear more gold these days than silver, but I’m more unsure about the pendant itself.  It sort of reminds me of an old fashioned microphone.  Is anyone else getting that vibe, or is it just me?! 🙂

I’m going to see if any of my friends would like this necklace!  I’m sure one of them will!

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Mane Message – Date Night Bobby Pins – Retail Value $10

I pull my hair back with a plain bobby pin quite often, so I’m excited to mix it up with one of these.

This pack came with two glitter pins and one solid one.  They’re all so pretty, and I’m having trouble deciding which one is my favorite!  I haven’t decided what I’m going to wear for Christmas yet, but I’m going to try to incorporate one of these pins!

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Winky Lux – Lip Pill in Bunny – Retail Value $14

I loved this lipstick right off the bat just because of how adorable the floral box is! Isn’t it the cutest?!  Also the name “Bunny” is pretty adorable too!

After trying it on, I loved it even more. The cranberry color is very pretty!  I like it much more than the red lip stain I received in my PLAY! Box this month.  I’ll definitely be packing this pretty lip pill in my purse for the winter months.

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Sisters’ Gourmet – Baker’s Dozen Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix – Retail Value $6.99

POPSUGAR featured a cookie mix kit last winter.  I invited all my friends over, and we had a blast baking them together!  My friends and I are all living in different places now, so unfortunately, we won’t be able to do that again this year.  🙁

POPSUGAR recommends this as a hostess gift, which I think is a fantastic idea.  I also think it’d be great as a housewarming gift.  One of my friends is moving in January, so perhaps I’ll send it to her!

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Dessange Professional Hair Luxury – Color Restore Color Protecting Top Coat Serum – Retail Value $11.99

I’m always intrigued by the hair conditioners and treatments included in my boxes.  I actually discovered my favorite leave-in conditioner and hair mask in subscription boxes.

I have thinner hair, so some products are too much for me.  After using this product, I noticed that my hair was a little greasier than usual at the end of the day.

This serum isn’t bad, but I still don’t think it will become one of my favorites.  I’m going to see if one of my friends is interested in trying it out.

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The total retail value for the December box is $137.98.  That’s not too shabby!  I’m very excited about the trinket dishes, bobby pins, and the lipstick!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the December box?

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PLAY! by Sephora Review: December 2016

Hello everyone!

My PLAY! box has arrived, and I’m very excited!

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Sephora is prepping us for all the Christmas and New Year’s parties with this month’s “The Partygoers” box!

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All the rose gold detailing this month is just gorgeous!  So glitzy!  I love it!

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Box Contents:

  • Bobbi Brown – Smokey Eye Mascara
  • Make Up For Ever – Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer
  • Drybar – Detox Dry Shampoo
  • Urban Decay – All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
  • Sephora Collection – Cream Lip Stain in Always Red
  • Elizabeth and James – Nirvana Bourbon
  • Drawstring Bag

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Bobbi Brown – Smokey Eye Mascara

I’ve been using this mascara for several days now and really love it!  The spoolie is super fluffy (way fluffier than my usual Benefit Roller Lash), and I love it!  My lashes are loving it too!

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Make Up For Ever – Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer

I recently mentioned in another post how much I love trying out different face primers.  I’ve gotten a ton recently and have enjoyed mixing up my primer several days a week!

I received my first sample of this one several months ago.  It’s very nice, but right now I’m more into the illumating primers.  I’m sure I’ll jump back to the smoothing and “pore minimizing” ones like this soon though! 🙂

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Drybar – Detox Dry Shampoo

I never use dry shampoo, so this product is a loss for me.  That’s okay though.  I have several friends that use a great deal of it!  I’ll just give it to one of them.

I gave this product a test spray though, and it smells pretty fantastic!

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Urban Decay – All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Unlike dry shampoo, I use setting spray every single day.  I actually use this exact spray, so this is perfect for me!

I can’t tell you how happy I am to finally have a travel size bottle of this stuff!  I hate lugging the big bottle around on trips.  When this mini bottle runs out, I’ll just fill it up again from my full size and keep on spraying! 🙂

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Sephora Collection – Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

The perfect red lip for all your holiday parties!

I like the formula and pigmentation of this stain.  However, I don’t wear red lipstick often (if ever), so I’d definitely be interested in trying out this product in a more neutral, every day shade!  The next time I’m in Sephora I’m going to have to swatch a few different shades to see which one will work the best for me!

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Elizabeth and James – Nirvana Bourbon

As you know, fragrances and I don’t typically mesh well.

This perfume isn’t terrible, but also isn’t for me!  Oh well!

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This month’s bag is so pretty!  The black with the rose gold is just so glamorous!  It goes perfectly with the “holiday party” vibe that Sephora has going!

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All in all, I’d say I’m pretty pleased with this month’s box!  I think the setting spray and mascara are my favorite products this month!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of your December box?

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PLAY! by Sephora Review: November 2016

Hi everyone!

My PLAY! by Sephora box has arrived!

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I never received a tracking email for this box, so the arrival was a welcomed surprise! 🙂

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“Best in Glow” is the theme for the November box.

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So many great tips included in this month’s PLAY! BOOK!  I also enjoy watching the Sehpora unboxing video to learn even more tips and tricks!

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Box Contents:

  • COVER FX – Illuminating Primer
  • Laura Mercier – Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rose Gold
  • MAISON MARGIELA – ‘REPLICA’ Lipstick On
  • Caudalie – Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
  • Sephora Collection – Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Pin Up Pink
  • GLAMGLOW – THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment
  • Drawstring Bag

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COVER FX – Illuminating Primer

I’ve been itching to try some new primers recently, so I was very pleased when I pulled this product out of my bag.

I loved the BECCA illuminating primer I received in my June box and ended up using all of it.  This COVER FX primer is fantastic, and I definitely see myself using all of it too!

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Laura Mercier – Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rose Gold

I’m sure you’ve already figured this out, but I love Love LOVE eye shadows, especially champagne, shimmer ones!  This shadow color is perfect for my everyday, natural look and the stick form is pretty handy!  Just a few swipes and I’m good to go! 🙂

I’ve used this shadow stick everyday since receiving my PLAY! box and will continue to use it until it’s all gone!

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MAISON MARGIELA – ‘REPLICA’ Lipstick On

I love this product packaging.  I think all the details on the front are super cute and rather informative!

I’ve worn the fragrance once and wasn’t in love with it.  That’s okay though, because I don’t typically enjoy wearing perfume!

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Caudalie – Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet

Before even trying this moisturizer, I was in love!  The pink bottle and the name “sorbet” were instant hits with me!

My skin is having some moisture issues right now, so I can’t form an honest opinion on this moisturizer.  I’m sure I’ll really like it when my skin is back to normal though!

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Sephora Collection – Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Pin Up Pink

This lip gloss is super duper hot pink looking, so I was rather intimidated by it at first.  I assumed that it would look just terrible one me!

Surprisingly enough, the gloss is actually a sheer pink that’s very flattering!  I think it’ll be a nice color for spring and summer.  I live in Florida, so I will get some use out of it now, but don’t see myself using it in the winter months.

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GLAMGLOW – THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment

I’m not a huge fan of face masks, so I wasn’t as excited to see this product in my bag as some people might be!  I take a shower right before bed, so face masks really don’t fit in with my nightly routine.

That being said, I did see in the Sephora unboxing video (linked above) that you can sleep in this mask and not worry about washing it off in the morning.  That sort of low maintenance application is right up my alley, so I will be giving it a go tonight!

I already promised one of my friends that she could have the mask, so I better not use too much tonight! 🙂

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This month’s bag is pretty fun!  I like all the product sketches and that they included the month of the box! 🙂

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All in all, I’d say that November was a pretty great box for me!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of your November box?

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: November 2016

Hello everyone!

My POPSUGAR Must Have box has arrived, and I’m super excited about it!

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To receive a fun box of surprise goodies each month, click here!

I try my best to avoid all the spoilers for POPSUGAR each month! I really want my box to be a complete surprise, so I don’t follow POPSUGAR Must Have on social media.  I also don’t look at subscription boxes on Instagram until after mine has arrived.  Unfortunately, I did accidentally stumble upon a spoiler for this box about a week before it arrived! 🙁

I LOVED the spoiler that I saw, so I was rather impatient after that for my box to finally arrive!  Although I did end up enjoying the spoiler, I’m still going to try my best to avoid all the spoilers for the December box!

I want to apologize really quickly for the lighting in all these photos.  I took all the photos at the same time, but the sun seems to have been working against me! 🙁

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Box Contents:

  • Kendra Scott – Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl
  • Pehr – Chambray Runner Wine
  • Stowaway Cosmetics – Dawn to Dusk Palette
  • AJ Goods – Nest Wire Basket
  • Meri Meri – Star Party Picks
  • Oogie’s Snacks – Oogie’s Gourmet Toffee Butter Popcorn

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Kendra Scott – Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl – Retail Value $50

I love Love LOVE Kendra Scott jewelry!  I have quite the collection and wear something KS almost every day! This will be my fourth toggle style bracelet of hers.  Yes, I really do have a large collection.  My friends think I’m a tad crazy! 🙂

This was the spoiler I accidentally stumbled upon!  As you can imagine, I was super duper excited when I saw it on Instagram and even more excited when I got my box and had it in my hands!

I’ve been waiting for POPSUGAR to feature another Kendra Scott product for years!  I’m so happy that it finally happened!!

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Pehr – Chambray Runner Wine – Retail Value $44

I love the design of this table runner!  The colors and pattern are simple and quite attractive.

I think it would be perfect for a Thanksgiving tablescape!

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I love that there is wine colored fringe on the ends of the runner!  That adds a nice, little touch to it!

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Stowaway Cosmetics – Dawn to Dusk Palette – Retail Value $25

Eye shadow palettes are always fun in subscription boxes!  I use the Pixi palette from the March box several times a week!

This Stowaway palette has some fantastic, versatile shadows in it that I know I’ll get a lot of use out of. The four shadows on the left are my favorites! I’m not sure I’ll get use out of the navy shadow, but I know I will use all the others!

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AJ Goods – Nest Wire Basket – Retail Value $35

This bowl would go really well with the table runner above.  Throw some fruit in there and you’ve got a pretty center piece!

This bowl would also be excellent for holding some of my extensive washi tape collection! 🙂

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Meri Meri – Star Party Picks – Retail Value $8

These party picks would have been PERFECT for my friend’s bachelorette party last week!  If only my box had arrived sooner! Oh well!

I think I’ll save these for a birthday party or perhaps New Year’s Eve!

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Oogie’s Snacks – Oogie’s Gourmet Toffee Butter Popcorn – Retail Value $2.99

Just like usual, this month’s snack is delicious!

How fun would it be to pick out the snack for each month’s POPSUGAR box?! I would have a ton of fun doing that job! 🙂

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The total retail value of this month’s box is $164.99.  That’s fantastic!

Honestly, if all this box had it in was the bracelet, it still would’ve totally been worth it to me! That being said, I am still really excited about all the other products! After I get done writing this post, I’m going to eat some more of that yummy popcorn!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the November box?

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PLAY! by Sephora Review: October 2016

Hello everyone!

My PLAY! box has arrived, and I’m so excited to share it with you!

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“The Cool Cut” is the theme for the October box.  Sephora has dubbed all of these products as the ones to watch!

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Sephora does it again with the adorable doodles!

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Box Contents:

  • Smashbox – Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat
  • NUDESTIX – Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in Belle
  • Too Cool For School – Egg Mellow Cream
  • Skin Inc. – Pure Revival Peel
  • Verb – Leave-In Mist
  • TOM FORD – Orchid Soleil
  • Fabric drawstring bag

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I love sampling lip colors, so I was rather pumped when I pulled both of these out of my drawstring bag.

Smashbox – Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat

I’m not a huge fan of matte lipsticks, but I love this one! The formula is smooth, and the applicator is great!

Unfortunately, this shade is a little too orange for me, so I’m going to look into purchasing this product in a rosier hue!

NUDESTIX – Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in Belle

This stick is pretty cool and has a multitude of uses.  It can be used as a lip liner, lipstick, and a cheek color!  I’ve tried it all three ways and think it’s better suited for my lips than my cheeks.

I think this stick has a hint of orange in it just like the lipstick above.  It’s more wearable for me than the Smashbox lip color though.

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Too Cool For School – Egg Mellow Cream

I’ve gotten a few freebie, foil packet samples of this product with previous Sephora purchases but haven’t actually given it a try until now.

This is another one of those “do it all” products.  It can be used as a serum, priming moisturizer, eye cream, neck cream, and sleeping mask.  I’ve chosen to use it as an eye cream for now.

The egg extract in this cream certainly gives it a more gooey texture, but I like it.  I don’t know why, but I do!

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Skin Inc. – Pure Revival Peel

This skin peel is so cool!  I’ve only used it once, but I already love it!

After rubbing it on my face for a few seconds, I could feel (and see) the dead skin balling up and coming off of my face! I know that sounds disgusting, but it’s also really cool!

I’m definitely going to continue using this product! Who knows, I might even purchase it when my sample runs out!

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Verb – Leave-In Mist

I’m a dork and totally thought that this product’s main function was as a leave-in conditioner!  It wasn’t until I watched Sephora’s unboxing video (and used the mist) that I realized that wasn’t actually the case! Whoopsie!!

This leave-in mist’s main function is as a heat protector. I don’t have a travel size heat protecting spray, so this will serve me well the next time I leave town!

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TOM FORD – Orchid Soleil

As I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, I’m not a huge fan of most perfume-y smells.  Sadly this perfume doesn’t agree with me.  That’s okay though!  I don’t ever expect to enjoy the perfume samples, so it’s always an exciting surprise when I do.  Perhaps I’ll enjoy next month’s sample!

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I think the phrase on this month’s bag is cute, but I don’t necessarily love the execution.

I’ve loved every other bag they’ve given out, so I knew there would be one I didn’t like at some point!

Perhaps I’ll give this baggie to a lipstick-loving friend of mine! 🙂

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This wasn’t my favorite month of PLAY! by Sephora, but I still ended up with some great products that I know I’ll use!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of the October box?

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2016

Hello everyone!

It’s POPSUGAR Must Have review time!  Are you excited to see what I got?!

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To receive a fun box of surprise goodies each month like I do, click here!

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Box Contents:

  • Henri Bendel – Packable Umbrella
  • Lalicious – Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil and Bubble Bath
  • My Cup of Cocoa – Dark Drinking Chocolate
  • Morning Culture – Rise & Shine Diner Mug
  • Makeup Eraser – The Makeup Eraser Mini!
  • Power Your Happy by Lisa Sugar
  • Revlon – ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen

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Henri Bendel – Packable Umbrella – Retail Value $58

I was so excited when I saw POPSUGAR’s sneak peek of this item earlier in the month! I received an umbrella from POPSUGAR last year and absolutely love it!  It’s my go-to umbrella on rainy days!  I’m sure I’ll be getting a lot of use out of this umbrella too!

I love the chocolate brown and white stripes with the raspberry accents.  So pretty!

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Lalicious – Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil and Bubble Bath – Retail Value $28

I always enjoy receiving body wash in my subscription boxes.  I’ve gotten so many in the past that it’ll be a while before I have to go out and buy any myself!

My only complaint about this product is the scent.  I know vanilla is a standard scent that the majority of people enjoy, however, I am not one of them.  I’ll most likely end up giving this product to a friend who will enjoy it more than me.

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My Cup of Cocoa – Dark Drinking Chocolate – Retail Value $4.99

As you know, I always look forward to the edible item that POPSUGAR includes every month.  This drinking chocolate did not disappoint!

The chocolate powder mixes with milk to create a deliciously creamy treat! 🙂

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Morning Culture – Rise & Shine Diner Mug – Retail Value $16

These days I’m a huge fan of mugs and trinket dishes to hold all of my pens and planner supplies!

I’m sure I’ll drink something (perhaps the drinking chocolate?) out of this mug at some point, but right now, it’s sitting on my dresser holding several pairs of scissors!

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Makeup Eraser – The Makeup Eraser Mini! – Retail Value $12

A good friend of mine has a Makeup Eraser and absolutely loves it!  After her rave reviews, I was very excited to give this little guy a try.

I’ve used it a few times now, and it’s been working really well.  The cloth is very soft and more gentle on my skin than the typical makeup remover wipe!

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Power Your Happy by Lisa Sugar – Retail Value $25

Motivational books aren’t typically my style, but I’m enjoying this one so far!

I’m going to keep Power Your Happy by my bedside and read a little bit each night.  I’m sure I’ll be finished with it in no time!

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Revlon – ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen – Retail Value $8.99

If you’ve read my last couple of subscription box review posts, you know by now that eyeliner and I aren’t the best of friends.  This is another product that I’ll be giving away to a better home!

One neat thing I’ll mention about the eyeliner is that its felt tip is designed in a way that provides you with three different line thicknesses.  You can see a little sample of the thicknesses on the packaging above. If I was an eyeliner user, I think I’d find that feature pretty handy!

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The total retail value for the October box is $152.98.  That’s not too shabby!

I’m very pleased with five of the seven items included this month! And I’m sure my friends will be very pleased by the two items that I’ve chosen to give away!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the October box?

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PLAY! by Sephora Review: September 2016

Hello everyone!

My PLAY! by Sephora box arrived a few days ago, and I can’t wait to share all my new goodies with you!

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I love Sephora’s packaging!  They always knock it out of the park!

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September’s theme: The Unbasic Basics

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As you know, I love me some product doodles! 🙂

I love reading all of the tips and tricks that Sephora includes in their PLAY!BOOK each month!  I also enjoy watching their monthly video.  Check it out!

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Box Contents:

  • Sephora Collection – Rouge Shine Lipstick in Love Spell
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Gel
  • Ole Henriksen – Sheer Transformation
  • Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner in Trooper
  • Atelier Cologne – Sud Magnolia
  • Living Proof – Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector
  • Drawstring bag

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Sephora Collection – Rouge Shine Lipstick in Love Spell

Lip products are one of my favorite things to sample, so I was very excited when I pulled this out of the fabric bag!

Love Spell is a very light, natural pink color.  I think it might be a little too natural for me though.  When applied, I can’t see much difference between this lip color and my lips!  Maybe I’m not applying enough or maybe this just isn’t lip color for me!  We will see!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Gel

I know tons of people are all about brows right now, but I’m not one of them. I don’t actually do anything to my eyebrows except pluck them.

My sister-in-law has been wanting to try some Anastasia products, so I knew she’d want to give this gel a try.  I gave it to her several days ago, and she was so excited!  I’m sure she’ll get way more use out of it than I would have.

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Ole Henriksen – Sheer Transformation

I received some Ole Henriksen makeup wipes several years ago in another subscription service, but unfortunately, they were so strongly scented that I couldn’t use them.

Thankfully, this moisturizer is unscented, and I like it quite a bit. It’s lightweight, and I have no worries about it irritating my skin.  That’s always a plus!

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Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner in Trooper

As a mentioned last month, I’m not a big eye liner user.

I love the idea of liquid liners, but I’m just to shaky and unpredictable to be trusted with them.  I actually have a few liquid liners, and when I’m feeling really brave, I do bring them out and give them a whirl.  That doesn’t happen often though!

Like the Anastasia product above, I gave this liner to my sister-in law!  She tried it out right away.  She wasn’t in love with the thickness though.  She would’ve preferred a little thicker of a line from the get go.  However, she did love how much control she had over the application!

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Atelier Cologne – Sud Magnolia

This is the second Atelier Cologne I’ve received since subscribing to PLAY! in May.  I like the brand and the scents, but I’m surprised that they repeated a brand so soon.

I love that they include a postcard with their fragrance.  That really adds a little something to the product and packaging!

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Living Proof – Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector

I’ve really been enjoying new hair products recently, so I was pretty excited when I saw this in my box.  One huge plus to this product is that you can use it with damp hair.  I shower at night, so I don’t like products that require you to wash them off/out in the morning!

Perfect Hair Day reminds me quite a bit of Don’t Despair! Repair, which I’ve now received in both POPSUGAR and PLAY!  I love Don’t Despair! Repair, so I’m quite alright with the products being similar!

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I always look forward to the drawstring bag each month!  I love every new design!

The little, pink lipstick is just too cute! 🙂

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I did end up giving away two of this month’s products, but I’m okay with that!  I really like the products that I’m left with!

If you haven’t noticed, I am a little particular about some things, so I do end up giving quite a few subscription box items away every few months!  My friends always enjoy it when I declutter! 🙂

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of the September box?

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: September 2016

Hello everyone!

My September POPSUGAR Must Have box has arrived!  This month’s items are fantastic, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

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To receive a fun box of goodies each month like I do, click here.

Every month, POPSUGAR chooses a few words to describe the feeling and theme of the box.  September’s theme words are glamorous, eye-catching, indulgent, bold, timeless, and sartorial.

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Box Contents:

  • Jack & Lucy – Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat
  • NCLA – MANI-ER Tool Kit
  • Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
  • Flint – Lint Roller
  • Smith & Cult – Lip Lacquer in The Warning
  • The Gluten Free Bites – Dark Chocolate Coconut Bliss

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Jack & Lucy – Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat – Retail Value $58

POPSUGAR sneak peeked this hat in an email earlier this month!  I wasn’t quite sure what to think when I saw the sneak peek.

I don’t typically wear hats, so I’m not sure how much use I’ll get out of this product.  My mom said it looked cute on me though.  Perhaps I’ll have to experiment with it in the fall!

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Here’s a photo from a different angle.  As you may be able to see, there’s a little indention in the hat.  The little indent adds some interest and intrigue!  There’s also a pretty, black ribbon separating the brim from the top of the hat!  Too cute!!

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NCLA – MANI-ER Tool Kit – Retail Value $16

I love little nail kits like this.  I have a similar one that’s purse-shaped that I’ve had for years!  It lives by my bed and also travels with me whenever I leave town!  Now that I have a second kit, maybe I’ll keep one in my suitcase permanently.

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Here are the tools included in the kit.  It came with a nice variety!

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Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask – Retail Value $36

This hair mask is what I’m most excited about in this box!  I received a sample of it in my PLAY! by Sephora box a few months ago, and have been in love with it ever since!  It’s been in my Sephora shopping cart for weeks now.  Thank goodness I didn’t buy it!

Don’t Despair, Repair! smells amazing and works really well for me!

After washing my hair, I apply a little bit of this and then go about my shower.  When I’m finished showering, I rinse out the mask and then comb my hair!  The results are fantastic!

Following the mask, my hair is very smooth and hydrated! I LOVE it! 🙂

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Flint – Lint Roller – Retail Value $9.99

I’m a linty mess, so this product is perfect for me!

I try to remember to lint roll myself, but I usually forget! Whoopsie!!

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What makes this lint roller so unique and desirable is that it is retractable!  Simply twist the bottom and the sticky lint roller appears!

One thing I hate about lint rollers, is that they stick to EVERYTHING! This roller is perfect because the annoying “stick to everything” factor has been eliminated!

I can definitely see myself packing this lint roller and taking it with me on my next trip!  Hopefully it will allow me to be somewhat less of a linty mess! 🙂

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Smith & Cult – Lip Lacquer in The Warning – Retail Value $22

I love when POPSUGAR includes lip products!  They’re one of my favorite beauty items to sample!

This lip lacquer looks very red in the container, but luckily isn’t nearly as red when applied to my lips!  It’s a beautiful, natural pinky red color.  It’s a tad bit sticky right after you apply it, but the stickiness goes away pretty quickly!

All in all, a great lip product!  I will be adding it to my lineup! 🙂

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The Gluten Free Bites – Dark Chocolate Coconut Bliss – Retail Value $4.99

As you know, I always look forward to POPSUGAR’s snack each month.  However, this month’s snack scared me quite a bit at first.

I’m not a gluten-free person.  I eat lots of gluten, and I enjoy it quite a bit!  So I was skeptical when I saw this gluten-free snack in my box.  Surprisingly (at least for me), these little chocolate, coconut balls are AMAZING!!  They are so good that I’ve already eaten half of the package.

One thing I don’t like is the price.  There are not enough little bites in this bag to justify spending $5 on it.  At least not in my opinion!  I’m happy to eat them if someone gives them to me though!! 🙂

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The total retail value of this month’s box is $146.98.  That’s not too shabby!

I love everything in this box!  I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the hat yet, but I still thinks it’s very cute!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the September box?

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: August 2016

Hello everyone!

My POPSUGAR Must Have box has arrived, and I’m excited to share it with you!

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To receive a fun box of goodies each month like I do, click here!

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The keywords for the August box are, “motivation, organization, order and fresh, transition, back-to-school.”

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Box Contents:

  • Cargo Cosmetics – “The Big Easy” Powder Blush
  • Cookie Pop Popcorn – Cookies & Cream
  • Unplugged – Dusti Screen Cleaner
  • Baggu – Duck Bag
  • Triple C – PowerGloss in Silver
  • Christian Lacroix Paris – Paseo Sticky Note Folio

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Cargo Cosmetics – “The Big Easy” Powder Blush

POPSUGAR sneak peeked this blush in one of their emails earlier this month.  I was pretty pleased when I saw it in my inbox!

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“The Big Easy” is a natural, peachy pink color.  It’s perfect for my everyday makeup routine!

The blush is very soft, so I have to be careful when I use it that I don’t loosen too much and make a mess!  I’ve spilled makeup powder on myself more times than I would like, and try to avoid it as much as I can!

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Cookie Pop Popcorn – Cookies & Cream

As you know, I always look forward to the snack that POPSUGAR includes each month!

This month’s snack did not disappoint! Cookie Pop is sweet without being too sweet, which can happen with some flavored popcorns!

Along with the yummy taste, I’m also quite pleased with the size of this bag!  It’s full size!  That’s a lot of popcorn!! 🙂

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Unplugged – Dusti Screen Cleaner

These little, screen cleaners are quite cute!  The idea is that they stick to your phone case and you can remove them and clean your screen at any time.

I don’t like to stick things on my phone, so I’ll be using these for my laptop instead!  I just cleaned my laptop screen with the raindrop one, and am pleased and grossed out by how much dirt it collected!  EW!

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Baggu – Duck Bag

I love bags!  I purchase and receive entirely too many, but I’m not complaining!

This duck bag is large and versatile.  I can see myself using it quite often!  Unfortunately, this leopard print is not my style!  I wish I’d received one of the other pattern options instead.

I’ve done some research and found a “Swaps” board on one of my favorite subscription box blogs! I found someone who wants the leopard print and will trade me for a navy stripe pattern!  I’m waiting to be accepted to the “Swaps” board, and then I’ll hopefully get the navy stripe pattern I want.  I will get much more use out of the navy than I will the leopard!

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Triple C – PowerGloss in Silver

I’ve always been interested in portable phone chargers, so I was very happy when I saw this charger in my box!

The charger is intended to look like makeup.  They designers certianly succeeded with that!  I really thought this was a lipstick or nail polish when I opened the box!

The one negative is that the little cord it comes with does not fit iPhones.  I find that to be quite odd considering the popularity of Apple products! Oh well! I can plug my own charging cord into the device!

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Christian Lacroix Paris – Paseo Sticky Note Folio

I absolutely love sticky notes and cute notepads!  I have acquired quite the collection over the years!

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The ombre pattern makes these sticky notes super fun!

I also really like the little book aspect!  I can easily take these sticky notes with me and use whatever color I’m feeling at the moment!

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The August box has a total retail value of $104.98!  That’s a little less than the usual total value, but it’s still great for a $40 box!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the August box?

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PLAY! by Sephora Review – July 2016

Hello everyone!

My PLAY! by Sephora box has arrived, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

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Popsicles!! Nothing says summer like Popsicles!

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The July theme is “Effortless Summer.” Sounds great to me!

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As always, the PLAY! BOOK is full of tons of tips and tricks for this month’s products.

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Box Contents:

  • NEST Fragrances – Citrine
  • First Aid Beauty – Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay
  • Ouai – Wave Spray
  • Smashbox – Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer
  • beautyblender – blotterazzi
  • Too Faced – Soleil Matte Bronzer – Chocolate
  • Drawstring Bag

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NEST Fragrances – Citrine

Unlike like last month’s fragrance sample, this one is a little too much for me.  I like how it smells in passing, but it’s too fragrant for me to wear.  No big deal though!  I never expect to like the perfumes!

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First Aid Beauty – Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay

I’ve been using this cleanser for several days now with my Clarisonic.  It works well and smells great! It has a minty almost menthol scent to it!

Although I like it, I don’t think I’ll be switching from my usual face soap.  I will continue to use it until I finish it.  I might even throw it in my travel bag for my next trip!

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Ouai – Wave Spray

I’m not a huge fan of beach spray hair products, but I gave this one the benefit of the doubt and tried it out!

You can use it on either damp or dry hair.  I tried it out on my dry hair and wasn’t in love with the results!  It just kind of looked like I hadn’t brushed my hair that day! YUCK!

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Smashbox – Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer

I use a pore minimizing primer almost every day, so I was quite pleased to see this in my box!  I typically use Benefit’s version but Smashbox’s is great too!

I’ve almost finished using the Becca primer from last month.  I’ll be adding this one into the mix as well!

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beautyblender – blotterazzi

I absolutely LOVE my beautyblender, so I was very excited to see one of their products in my box this month!

Blotterazzi is a blotting sponge that won’t disturb your makeup when removing oil.  I don’t have an overly oily face, but I do need to blot every now and then. I’ll be sticking this little sponge in my purse just for those occasions!

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Too Faced – Soleil Matte Bronzer – Chocolate

I mentioned last month, that I’m not a big fan of bronzers.  I don’t ever use them.  However, I can use powder bronzers as eye shadows, which is what I’m doing with this one.

One thing I absolutely love about this bronzer is the smell! It smells just like hot chocolate!  How yummy is that?! It’s funny to smell chocolate while applying your makeup, but it’s also kind of fun too! 🙂

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I think this drawstring bag is my favorite one to date!  I just love the pink Popsicle!

I’m still not sure what I’m going to do with all these bags!  I better think of something quick though!  I imagine there are quite a few more of them in my future!

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Aside from the funky wave spray and perfume sample, I’m very pleased with this month’s PLAY! box!  I know I’ll get great use out of many of these products!  The ones that I won’t use will be given to a friend of mine who loves trying out new things too!

Do you subscribe to PLAY! by Sephora?!

What do you think of the July box?

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