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

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!

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

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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.

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

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!

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

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?

<3 Natalie

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

December Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello, hello!

A new month is (almost) upon us, so it’s time for me to release some December planner stickers!

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

The 2017 December freebie has a bit of a whimsical Christmas theme to it! I love the light greens with the touches of bright red. The multicolored polka dots are just darling if I do say so myself! 🙂

This printable perfectly matches my 2016 December freebie and also coordinates quite nicely with the monthly colors in the Erin Condren LifePlanner.

My 2016 December freebie is holly-themed and will look fantastic with this 2017 freebie if you choose to use both printables at the same time. I’m planning to use both printables next week! You should download and use both too so we can be planner twins! 🙂

[Related: December Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable]

December 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 December Functional Sticker Sheet 2017.

December 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! :)


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

Until then, Happy Planning!

<3 Natalie


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

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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December Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello Planner Friends,

It’s time for my free, monthly printable release!

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Can you believe it’s December already?!  I sure can’t!

I love the bright green color of December in the Erin Condren LifePlanner.  It’s not the typical Christmas green, but I still love it!  It’s so cheerful! 🙂

To tie in the bright green with Christmas, I went with a holly leaves and berries theme!  I LOVE how it turned out!

I think I’m going to use this kit in my kikki.K personal planner this week!

Before I give you the printable 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, redistribute, 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 (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

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

You can download the sticker file here, PBTT December Functional Sticker Sheet.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! :)

Happy Planning!

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POPOPSUGAR Must Have Review: December 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly POPSUGAR Must Have review!

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I’m home from college on break right now and had to mess with my shipping to make sure I received this box in time!  They never sent me a tracking email, so my box arrived one day and was a pleasant surprise for me!

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Box Contents:

  • Luv Aj The Rose – Gold Ombré Bracelet
  • Stowaway Cosmetics – Crème Lipstick Trio
  • Nima Oberoi – Lunares Geo Stopper
  • Swing Design Nova – Blue Mist Jewelry Box
  • My Cup of Cake – Classic Belgian Chocolate
  • Meri Meri – Silver Stars on White Glitter Tape
  • Tiny Prints – Gift Tag Stickers & Coupon

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Luv Aj The Rose – Gold Ombré Bracelet – Retail Value $65

This bracelet is very nice and has great weight to it.  I was surprised when I saw the value of it.  Quite impressive!

I just wish it was one metal color and not three, but it’s still very nice.  I think it’ll make a great gift for someone in the future!

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Stowaway Cosmetics – Crème Lipstick Trio – Retail Value $30

I was super excited when I saw these lipsticks in my box!  I love trying new lipsticks and these minis are adorable!

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I know the flash is harsh on this photo but it was the best way to show you the color variations.

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The colors are muted plum, raspberry, and cranberry.

I really love the muted plum color and the red is nice too.   Unfortunately, the raspberry is a little too pink for me, so I gave it my friend, Lindsey, to enjoy!

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Nima Oberoi – Lunares Geo Stopper – Retail Value $24

This wine stopper is so pretty and luxurious!

I’m not a big wine drinker, but maybe I’ll become one so I can use my new topper! 🙂

It would also make a great housewarming or hostess gift!

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Swing Design Nova – Blue Mist Jewelry Box – Retail Value $36

This jewelry box is absolutely beautiful! My mom was with me when I unboxed everything, and she loved it as well!

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I like that it has the ribbon to keep the box from flopping all the way open. Super handy!

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My Cup of Cake – Classic Belgian Chocolate – Retail Value $5.99

I’ve tried mug cake mixes like this before and they are fantastic!

I’m saving this one until I get back to school, but I’m sure it’ll be delicious!

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Meri Meri – Silver Stars on White Glitter Tape – Retail Value $4

If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I love washi tapes for my planner.  When I saw this tape, I thought it would be perfect. Upon closer inspection, I realized that it’s a different type of tape.  I won’t be able to use it for my planner, but I’m sure I’ll use it for something else!

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Tiny Prints – Gift Tag Stickers & Coupon – Retail Value $20

These gift tags are quite cute!  It came with a bunch of them too!

I don’t think I’ll be using the promo code included with the gift tags though.  I have no real need for it.

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The total retail value for the December box is $164.99 not including the Tiny Prints coupon.  That’s an awesome value!

I love how the December box included a lot of items that would be great for gifting!  I won’t be gifting them all, but I’m sure I’ll gift a few!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?

What do you think of the December box?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon: December 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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The new packaging is pretty, but I think I like the old, solid purple boxes better. Oh well!

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Box Contents:

  • Judy – Boho Glam – Moonbeam Iridescent Chrome
  • Virginia – Boho Glam – Mahogany Iridescent Molten
  • It’s Whipped – Matte Lip Mousse – Bisou
  • Cinnamon Candy Stick
  • Coupon

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I wasn’t in love with the Classic With a Twist polishes this month, so I decided to go with the Boho Glam ones instead!

Virginia – Boho Glam – Mahogany Iridescent Molten

In the bottle, this polish looks more burgundy than brown, so I was a little disappointed when I opened it. The polish is still very pretty!  It’s just not the color I expected!

Judy – Boho Glam – Moonbeam Iridescent Chrome

I absolutely love this polish!  I’m wearing it on both my fingers and my toes right now!  It’s super pretty, shimmery, and fun!

I’ve gotten tons of compliments on it too! 🙂

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It’s Whipped – Matte Lip Mousse – Bisou – Modern Mauve

I love the color of this lip product!  It’s perfect for me!

The formula is quite a bit different from the lip products I usually use, but I still like it.

Julep was pretty excited about their new curved applicator tip.  I’m not sure that I like it though.  I find it more difficult to control the amount of product your using.  With some practice, I’m sure I’ll get used to it!

I have a really hard time with lip color actually lasting, and thankfully, this product lasts a long time for me!  Yay!

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Here is the December quote and coupon!

A free polish?! Don’t mind if I do!

I’m very happy with my box this month!  The products and colors are fantastic!  I’m pretty excited about the cinnamon candy too! 🙂

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of the December box?

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Ipsy Review – December 2014

Hi everyone!

My Ipsy review is a little late this time!  My bag didn’t come in the mail until after I’d already left for winter break, so I had to wait until I got back a few days ago to review it!

IMG_7028You too can receive Ipsy each month!  Sign up here!!

IMG_7030The December theme was “Thinking of You.”

Ipsy thinks I’m a talented being!  Well isn’t that flattering?! 😉 (I didn’t know WordPress had emoticons!)

I like the shape of the December makeup bag, but I’m not a fan of the black material it’s made of!  I’d prefer a bag that is a fun, bright color and a nicer fabric!

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  • Sexy Hair – 450 Blow Out Heat Defense Blow Dry Spray
  • Beauty Without Cruelty – A.H.A 3% Facial Cleanser
  • NYX Cosmetics – Butter Lip Balm
  • Tarte – Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
  • CAILYN Cosmetics – Just Mineral Eye Polish

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I rarely blow dry my hair, so I don’t have much use for this product.

I guess I’ll give it a try the next time I straighten my hair.  I assume it’ll work in that instance too!

IMG_7041Beauty Without Cruelty – A.H.A 3% Facial Cleanser

I’m not adventurous at all when it comes to facial cleansers, so I doubt I’ll ever use this.

It smells nice though!  Very clean!

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Ipsy offered four different color options for this lip balm.  Three of them were really pretty, and then there’s this one.  I’m really disappointed that I received the blah, nude color.

I have several friends that also subscribe to Ipsy, and they got marshmallow too.

I think the lip balm is supposed to be marshmallow scented, but it just smells like cheap, generic sweetness to me.

IMG_7044Tarte – Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

I LOVE Tarte, so I was pretty excited when I saw that it was the featured brand for December.

In all my Black Friday shopping, I acquired a deluxe sample of this mascara.  I love the formula, so I’m happy to have another one!

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CAILYN Cosmetics – Just Mineral Eye Polish – #5 Orchid

I was very intrigued when I saw this product appear in my Glam Room!  I’ve never used a loose powder eye shadow before.

I used the shadow yesterday, and I really liked it!  The color is a little pinker than I thought it would be, but it’s still very pretty!

I’m a mess, so I really like the packaging of this product.  The bottle is designed so that none of the loose powder can escape.  I didn’t quite believe it, so I turned the bottle upside down just to see what would happen! Crazily enough, there was no spillage! Yay!

IMG_7049All in all, December was a good month for Ipsy!  The Tarte and CAILYN were great, but the NYX could’ve been better!

What did you think of your December Ipsy bag?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – December 2014

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly, Julep Maven review!

DSCN3619If you’d also like to receive these pretty, purple boxes every month, click here!

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  • Ilga – Classic with a Twist – Rich Bordeaux Crème
  • Sienna – Classic with a Twist – Sophisticated, Shimmery Gold
  • Orbital Eyeshadow – Airglow – Champagne Pearlescent with Rose Gold
  • Two Peppermints
  • Coupon

DSCN3641December features “The Countdown Collection.”

DSCN3626I love both of my polishes this month!  Both are perfect for the Christmas season!

Sienna – Classic with a Twist – Sophisticated, Shimmery Gold

I haven’t tried out this gold polish yet, but I’m hoping to soon!  It’s perfect for an accent nail or polka dots!

I read online that this color was reintroduced for the December box.  I don’t like the fact that they recycled Sienna, but I won’t be too upset until I get a duplicate.

Ilga – Classic with a Twist – Rich Bordeaux Crème

My fingernails and toenails are both painted with Ilga right now!  It’s such a classic, dark red.  I absolutely love it!

DSCN3635Orbital Eyeshadow – Airglow – Champagne Pearlescent with Rose Gold

This eyeshadow is beautiful! There were quite a few different colors offered, and I was very pleased to see that the one chosen for me is one of my favorite shades!

It’s more glittery than the shimmer shadows that I usually wear, but I still love it!

DSCN3642As usual, Julep included a coupon in the box.  This one is good for two uses and expires January 31, 2015!

What did you get in your December box? Are you in love with your polishes too?!

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