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.

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

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

 <3 Natalie

 

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: February 2017

Hello everyone!

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

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

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Box Contents:

  • Tribe Alive – Foldover Clutch – Atitlán Brocade
  • Battington Lashes – Monroe 3D Silk Lashes
  • Kris Nations Jewelry – Love Script Necklace
  • Chuao Chocolatier – Cinnamon Cereal Smooch Chocolate Bar
  • Juara Skincare – Candlenut Body Creme
  • Revlon – Super Lustrous Love Is On Lipstick

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Tribe Alive – Foldover Clutch – Atitlán Brocade – Retail Value $98

This clutch is absolutely gorgeous!  I love the black + cream color palette.  So cute.  So classy.

I don’t carry clutches often (I’m afraid of setting my purse down and accidentally walking away), so I will be using this bag to hold my planner(s) and accessories when I travel.  This clutch is super roomy, so I know I’ll be able to fit all my supplies inside!

Here are photos of both sides of the clutch.  Each side features a different design.  How fun is that?!  I’m not sure which is my absolute favorite, but I’m leaning toward the one on the right!

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Battington Lashes – Monroe 3D Silk Lashes – Retail Value $28

I was pretty surprised to see these lashes in my box this month.  I’ve subscribed to many different beauty boxes over the years and have never received eyelashes before.

I tried to put on fake eyelashes once in high school for a spirit day and things didn’t go so well.  I haven’t tried since then.  I have luscious lashes (mostly kidding 😉 ), so even if I were capable of putting these on, I probably wouldn’t bother.

I have a few friends that wear fake lashes, so I’m going to see if any of them would like to give these a try!

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Kris Nations Jewelry – Love Script Necklace – Retail Value $48

I received some earring from this brand two February’s ago in my POPSUGAR box, and absolutely loved them!

The packaging (real glass and cork) is divine, and the jewelry styles are adorable too!  I’ve already used the jar + cork in an Instagram post, and am wearing this necklace today (Happy Valentine’s Day!!)

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Chuao Chocolatier – Cinnamon Cereal Smooch Chocolate Bar – Retail Value $6

This is another brand I’ve received before in a POPSUGAR box.  The last bar I got was rocky road flavored.  Yum!

I love all the fun flavors that Chuao includes in their chocolate bars.  Cinnamon Toast Crunch is one of my favorite cereals, so I was elated when I saw it was included in this bar!  Unfortunately, I’m not getting much cinnamon flavor.  The chocolate is still delicious though!

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Juara Skincare – Candlenut Body Creme – Retail Value $35

I’ve been really into trying out different body + hand cremes recently, so I was pumped when I pulled this jar out of my box!  The creme is thick and smells really yummy.  It has a soft, sweet, and nutty vibe to it.  I love it!

I like to put creme on my hands and arms every night before bed.  I’ve been using this creme for the last few days and absolutely love it!

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Revlon – Super Lustrous Love Is On Lipstick – Retail Value $7.99

Y’all know how much I love lip products, so you can probably guess how excited I was to find this in my box.

I don’t typically wear red lipstick, but this one is gorgeous.  I’ll definitely be wearing this the next time I hit the town!

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The total retail value for the February POPSUGAR Must Have box is $222.99!  That is just crazy!  I’m not sure I’ve ever received a box with that high of a value before!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?

What do you think of the February box?

<3 Natalie

Happy Valentine’s Day Art Print: Free Download

Happy February!

Can you believe that January is already over?! I sure can’t!

Just like last month, I have a holiday themed art print to share with you!  Valentine’s Day is obviously this month, so that’s the theme of this digital print!

I’ve made this print in both a horizontal and a vertical version.  The vertical version is pink watercolor and the horizontal version is red!  They both measure 5×7, but you can always add a 1.5 inch border around each edge to transform the print into an 8×10.

I have three other Valentine’s Day digital art prints in my shop that coordinate perfectly with this one and together create a simple + chic collection.

Check them out!!

Just like with my sticker printables, these art prints are for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim these works as your own.

When posting on the internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes.  Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram when posting my printables!  I would love to see how you’re using them!

To download the PNG file:

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

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.

If you would also like a the PDF files, you can download them here, PBTT Happy Valentine’s Day Art Prints.


I hope you enjoy these prints!

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!!

<3 Natalie

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February Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello Planner Friends!

I have February’s sticker freebie all ready for you!

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I’m really loving the pink and red hues this month!

I went with a silver accent again just like I did with the January functional freebie!

Instead of a “Hello, February” theme, I went for the obvious Valentine’s Day theme this month.  You don’t have to use this kit during Valentine’s week or February at all if you don’t want to though!

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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!

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. ENJOY!!

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 file here, PBTT February 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!

<3 Natalie

 

 

Pink Cupcake Cutie Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hi everyone!

I released the purple version of this printable several weeks ago.  When I did, I mentioned that I’d be releasing it soon in pink.  And here it is!!

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Cupcakes and pink are a two of my favorite things, so I knew they’d be just perfect paired together!

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Here’s a better look at the printable!

The pinks match perfectly with the February and May themes in the vertical Erin Condren LifePlanner!

Before I give you the 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 Cupcake Cutie 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! 🙂

For printing and cutting tips, check out my previous printable post.

Happy Planning!

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: February 2016

Hi everyone!

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

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To receive fun boxes full of goodies each month like I do, click here!

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Box Contents:

  • Tilo – Heart Print Scarf
  • Beautycounter – Nourishing Cleansing Balm
  • JewleryStorm – Endless Arrow Ring
  • Fringe Studio – Hello Beautiful Square Tray
  • Victoria’s Secret – Coconut Milk Hydrating Body Lotion
  • Victoria’s Secret – Sport Socks
  • Victoria’s Secret – Reward Card
  • Foodstirs – Heart Cookie Mix

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Tilo – Heart Print Scarf – Retail Value $125

I absolutely LOVE this scarf! I wore it shortly after opening my box!

The heart print is fun but very subtle!  It’s definitely a print I can see myself wearing all the time!

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Beautycounter – Nourishing Cleansing Balm – Retail Value $50

I’ve never used a cleansing balm before, so I was very intrigued when I saw this in my box! I love that it comes with its own cleansing cloth!

I typically clean my face while I’m in the shower, so I don’t see myself using this product very often.  I have tried it though and do like it quite a bit!

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JewleryStorm – Endless Arrow Ring – Retail Value $28

I love jewelry, so I was pretty excited when I saw a little jewelry box included this month.   Unfortunately, I do not find this ring to be overly attractive.  The rhinestones just don’t do it for me.

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Luckily, the side and bottom of the ring are a pretty hammered gold.

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I think the ring is much prettier when it’s turned upside down!

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Fringe Studio – Hello Beautiful Square Tray – Retail Value $14

I love this tray!  I think it’s so pretty! I’m a huge fan of decorative bowls and knick knacks, so this is right up my alley!

The words are a beautiful, metallic gold along with the entire backside of the tray.  The gold adds a little something and makes the tray more elegant and fancy!

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Victoria’s Secret – Coconut Milk Hydrating Body Lotion – Retail Value $18

I’ve never tried any of the body products from Victoria’s Secret, so I was very pleased to find this lotion in my box.

It doesn’t seem overly moisturizing, but I wasn’t expecting it to be.

I’m not a huge fan of the coconut fragrance, so I’m going to try and exchange it for another scent.  Hopefully, I’ll be successful!

Victoria’s Secret – Sport Socks – Retail Value $6 (estimated)

Socks are always appreciated, so these are great!  I’ll definitely get some use out of them!

Victoria’s Secret – Reward Card – Retail Value $20

I’ve actually already used this reward card! I went out the day after I got my box and made a purchase! 🙂

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Foodstirs – Heart Cookie Mix – Retail Value $12.95

I got so excited when I saw this cookie mix in my box!  It’s so cute and fun!

I invited a few of my friends over this weekend and we made the cookies together!

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Don’t they look yummy?!

I will admit that they weren’t the tastiest cookies I’ve ever made, but my friends and I had tons of fun making them together!

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The retail value for this box is $273.95!  That’s crazy!  I’ve never gotten a box with that high of a retail value before! I included the VS Reward Card in the total since I already redeemed it.

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the February box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – February 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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To receive fun beauty and nail boxes each month like I do, click here!

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Box Contents:

  • Eyeshadow 101 – Warm Gold Shimmer
  • Meghan – Classic With a Twist – Flaming Red Crème
  • Kay – Classic With a Twist – Warm Taupe With Gold Microshimmer
  • Chocolate Heart Candy (Yummy!!)
  • Coupon

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Eyeshadow 101 – Warm Gold Shimmer

This eyeshadow stick is a crème to powder formula!  I have two other Eyeshadow 101s and a very similar product from Nars.

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Each Eyeshadow 101 stick has shadow on one end and a smudger tool on the other.

I like how this product has a smudger on one end!  It makes blending the shadow so easy!

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I went ahead and swatched the shadow for you.

I know my hand looks rather red in the picture, but I have very fair skin!

The gold shadow has a great shimmer to it but isn’t to harsh for me!  I love it!

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Nail Polishes

Meghan – Classic With a Twist – Flaming Red Crème

Shortly after opening my box, I painted my toes with this beautiful red polish!

I would classify this red to be more orangey and less of a true red.  I still love it though!

It really POPS against my skin tone and is perfect for springtime!

Kay – Classic With a Twist – Warm Taupe With Gold Microshimmer

I haven’t used this polish yet, but I think it’s going to be a great neutral for me! I really love its subtle shimmer!

Perhaps I’ll paint my toenails with Kay when Meghan chips off!

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Here is this month’s quote and coupon!

As always, the coupon is good for two uses!  The expiration date is a little different though!  This coupon doesn’t expire until April 15th!  What a deal?!

I’m very pleased with my February box!  I’ve already used two out of the three products!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of your February box?

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Ipsy Review – February 2015

Hi guys!

It’s time for my monthly Ipsy review! IMG_8413My pretty, pink envelope! IMG_8419The theme for February is “#ipsyLove.”

The pattern of the February makeup bag isn’t my favorite, but I love the shape!  It’s much better than some of the other bags I’ve received. IMG_8423Bag contents:

  • CARGO Cosmetics – Mini Lip Gloss
  • ModelCo – BLUSH Cheek Powder
  • “Pencil Me In” Cosmetics – Natural Eye Liner Pencil
  • Hey Honey – Take It Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask
  • Eva NYC – Up All Night Volumizing Spray

IMG_8443CARGO Cosmetics – Mini Lip Gloss – Anguilla

I like the formula of this lip gloss but not the color. The pink is too light and reminds me of a frosted lip! (Yikes!)

The gloss has a very light, fruity scent that I kind of enjoy! IMG_8434ModelCo – BLUSH Cheek Powder – Peach Bellini

I really like the peach color of this blush. The powder is pretty soft and has nice pigmentation.

The only problem with the pigmentation is it’s too pigmented for me.  I have very fair skin and one swipe of powder on my blush brush was too much for me! IMG_8438“Pencil Me In” Cosmetics – Natural Eye Liner Pencil – Amethyst

Do a lot of people wear purple eye liner?  I don’t think so but Ipsy does.  Maybe they know something I don’t!

I don’t wear eyeliner very often and when I do, I don’t wear purple.  I don’t see myself ever using this product. IMG_8442One positive to this product is the attached sharpener! That’s super handy! IMG_8452Hey Honey – Take It Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask

I’m not very adventurous when it comes to skincare, and face masks kind of scare me!  Because of that, I won’t be trying this product.

That being said, this mask has a very light and fresh scent! IMG_8425Eva NYC – Up All Night Volumizing Spray

I’m very low maintenance when it comes to my hair, so I don’t use many hair products.  Leave-in conditioner is as exciting as it gets for me!

I love the product label design!  So pretty and sophisticated looking!

I also really like the scent of this spray.  It’s fresh and light just like the mask above! IMG_8450The February bag was mostly a miss for me! 🙁

Did you receive a February Glam Bag?!

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review – February 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my POPSUGAR Must Have review! IMG_8074Subscription box days are my favorite days of the month!! IMG_8076Such a pretty pamphlet! IMG_8114Each box comes with a card full of detailed information on each product. IMG_8115Box contents:

  • Tarte Cosmetics – Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush – True Love
  • U.S. Apothecary – Rose Water Bubble Bath
  • ACME Party Box Company – Bamboo Heart Cutting Board & Cheese Knife
  • BaubleBar – Mini Arrow Pendant Necklace – Silver
  • Figs & Rouge – 100% Natural Balm – Lemon Berry
  • Chuao Chocolatier – Ravishing Rocky Road Bar
  • Sally Beauty – FingerPaints Nail Color – Brushstroke Blush

IMG_8094Tarte Cosmetics – Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush – True Love – Retail Value $26

I was SO excited when I saw that I would be receiving a Tarte blush is my February box!

Tarte is a fantastic brand, and this blush is great!

True Love is a very pretty reddish pink! I have to be careful with it though!  I’m used to a little bit lighter blushes, so I have to make sure I don’t apply too much!  I don’t want to walk out of the house looking like a clown! IMG_8134U.S. Apothecary – Rose Water Bubble Bath – Retail Value $30

This bubble bath is so luxurious and fancy! It smells pretty good too!

I don’t take bubble baths very often, so I’ll be saving this for a special occasion! IMG_8130ACME Party Box Company – Bamboo Heart Cutting Board & Cheese Knife – Retail Value $32

This is the cutest cutting board and cheese knife I’ve ever seen!

I don’t have much use for this right now, so I think I’ll save it and gift it to a friend in the future! IMG_8100BaubleBar – Mini Arrow Pendant Necklace – Silver – Retail Value $32

I’ve never bought anything from BaubleBar before, but I’ve heard great things about the company!

This necklace is perfectly dainty!

I read a few spoilers before I got my box, and saw that the necklace was being given out in several different metals.  At the time, I couldn’t decide which one I wanted.  I’m happy to say that the silver was a perfect choice for me!

I haven’t worn it yet.  I’m waiting to pair it with the perfect outfit! IMG_8137I was really excited to see that the necklace came with a coupon code!

I can’t wait to go online and see what else BaubleBar has to offer! IMG_8126Figs & Rouge – 100% Natural Balm – Lemon Berry – Retail Value $8

This is another item that varied from box to box.  Based on the reviews I’ve read, there are at least 2 different flavors.

I love lip balm, but I not a huge fan of the types that you have to stick your fingers in.

The balm says it’s tinted, but I didn’t notice any color when it was applied to my lips.

A few positives for the lip balm are that the smell is nice and light and the packing is super adorable!  I’m a sucker for good packaging! IMG_8117Chuao Chocolatier – Ravishing Rocky Road Bar – Retail Value $6

This chocolate bar is very yummy!  I’m eating it as I’m writing this post!

The marshmallows and salted caramel almonds are a great touch! IMG_8121SPECIAL EXTRA – Sally Beauty – FingerPaints Nail Color – Brushstroke Blush – Retail Value $5.50

This nail polish was added to every February box as a special bonus!  Very exciting!!

The polish I received is a pretty baby pink color!  Very fitting for the spring! It also came with a BOGO coupon!  Who doesn’t love BOGO?! IMG_8081I am very pleased with my February POPSUGAR Must Have box!

I payed ~$27 for this box and received $139.50 worth of product!

That is so awesome!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – February 2015

Hi everyone!
It’s Maven review time!

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  • Glow Highlighting Powder – Champagne
  • Fan Brush
  • Lip Gloss – Lively – Sheer Hot Pink
  • Hartleigh – Classic with a Twist – Holographic Heart Glitter Top Coat
  • London – Classic with a Twist – Heather Blossom Crème
  • Coupon

IMG_7963The theme for February is “The Afterglow Collection.”

IMG_7951Glow Highlighting Powder – Champagne

I’ve never used a highlighting powder before.  I tried this one out this morning and it seems very nice!

The champagne color is beautiful and perfect for my skin tone!

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I’ve been trying not to add on for the last few months, but I couldn’t resist this month!  I decided to add on the fan brush that goes with the highlighting powder.

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It’s the perfect weight, and the bristles are very soft and fluffy!

IMG_7948You can see how thick and luscious the fan part is.

I received a Julep eyeshadow brush a few months ago, and really love it.  I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for another fantastic Julep brush!

IMG_7938Lip Gloss – Lively – Sheer Hot Pink

I like this lip gloss A LOT more than the one I received last month.

Thankfully, this lip gloss is not as bright as it appears in the bottle.  When applied, it’s the perfect shade of natural pink!

I think I’ll be getting quite a bit of use out of this product!

IMG_7933London – Classic with a Twist – Heather Blossom Crème

This polish is so pretty!  I painted it on my fingernails last night, and I really like it!

It’s perfect for the spring time, and it kind of reminds me of Easter!

Hartleigh – Classic with a Twist – Holographic Heart Glitter Top Coat

This polish is very festive for February!  The hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

IMG_7970Hartleigh was included in every Maven’s box as a special Valentine’s Day treat!

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IMG_7965Last but not least, we have this month’s coupon and quote!

As usual, the coupon is good for two uses and expires on March 31, 2015!

What did you receive in your February Maven box?!  Did you add on the Fan Brush too?!

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