POPSUGAR Must Have Winter 2018 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

POPSUGAR Must Have Winter 2018 Review

Three months have passed, so you know what that means — it’s time for my POPSUGAR Must Have Winter 2018 review! As always, POPSUGAR has done it again! I’ve received another box packed full of goodies!

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POPSUGAR Must Have Winter 2018

Box Contents:

  • Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
  • Uncommon James – 100% Handmade Cotton Fringe Throw
  • Apotheke – Tabacco Blossom Candle
  • Kate Spade New York – Desktop Easel Calendar
  • Melinda Maria Designs – Sabrina Pod Necklace
  • Estée Lauder – Beautiful Belle Eau De Parfum Rollerball
  • Winky Lux – Sugar Kitten Palette
  • Ellia – Jet Lag Essential Oil Roll-On
  • Wander Beauty – Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks
  • Lumify – Redness Reliever Eye Drops

Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon – Retail Value $35

I learned about this book months ago. I had it in my Amazon cart and was about to preorder it when I got a POPSUGAR sneak peek that said we’d be getting it in the winter box.

This book is full of recipes, funny anecdotes, and life lessons from Reese. There’s one page about southern phrases and language that absolutely cracked me up!

If you’re looking for a great last-minute gift for someone in your life, this book is perfect! Grab it on Amazon and have it wrapped and ready to go in two days!

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Uncommon James – 100% Handmade Cotton Fringe Throw – Retail Value $118

I run a little on the cold side, so I always keep a blanket or two or three in my living room! This one from Uncommon James is gorgeous and fits right in with my shabby chic decor! It’s nice and lightweight, which will be perfect for the spring and summer months.

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Apotheke – Tobacco Blossom Candle – Retail Value $36

Candles are like blankets — they instantly make a room cozy! I have quite a large collection and am happy to add this one into the mix! It’s vanilla scented, which I don’t typically go for. However, I like it quite a bit!

Since it’s Christmastime, I’m burning my favorite cinnamon and clove scent. This candle is at the top of my list when the holiday season is over though!

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Kate Spade New York – Desktop Easel Calendar – Retail Value $20

If you watched my Instagram unboxing, then you know how excited I was to see this cutie in my box! If you didn’t catch my unboxing but you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you can probably imagine how excited I was.

Kate Spade and calendars are two of my favorite things. Put the two together? I’m a total goner! I can’t wait to add this beauty to my desk in 2019!

If you’re looking for excellent gifts for your boss or colleagues this season, pick up a few of these! Nothing beats 2-day shipping on Amazon!

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Melinda Maria Designs – Sabrina Pod Necklace – Retail Value $98

Classic and chic — I love the hammered details on this necklace. POPSUGAR sneak peeked this item as well and gave us the choice of gold or silver. I clearly picked gold!

I just got a black turtleneck that I’m pretty sure is going to look fantastic with it! This necklace is long enough that you can double it up for a shorter look or leave it as one loop if you’re looking for something a little longer.

Estée Lauder – Beautiful Belle Eau De Parfum Rollerball – Retail Value $28

As I’m sure you know by now, perfumes aren’t my thing. I’m a little sensitive to smell and can’t handle smelling myself all day.

However, this rollerball is gorgeous and I think it’d make a wonderful gift!

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Winky Lux – Sugar Kitten Palette – Retail Value $25

Another thing I love besides Kate Spade and calendars? Eyeshadow palettes!  I went a little crazy one summer in college and bought a ton of them. And by a ton, I mean at least ten!

While I love eyeshadow, I tend to stick to the same colors. Champagne shimmers and lighter neutrals are what I’m drawn to. So, I won’t be getting much use out of the glittery purple or bright pink shades in this palette. However, the other shades work very well for me!

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Ellia – Jet Lag Essential Oil Roll-On – Special Extra

Essential oils are all the rage these days. So many of the people I follow on Instagram swear by them. Because of that, I was very excited to receive my own. 

This essential oil is for jet lag. I don’t go on many trips that include time changes, so I’ve just been using it in the mornings when I need a little boost. Honestly, I haven’t noticed anything when I’ve used it. I’m going to do some research to see if this oil has some other benefits that I should be taking advantage of.

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Wander Beauty – Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks – Retail Value $25

Over the years, I’ve received so many of this style eye mask. I don’t use them often but when I do, I always have a really hard time keeping them on my face. They always seem to slip and slide around!

Of the eye masks I’ve tried, I haven’t tested these ones yet. They’re gold, which is luxurious and fun! Maybe these will stay on my face much better than some of the others I’ve tried in the past. We will see!

Lumify – Redness Reliever Eye Drops – Special Extra

When I first got contacts back in seventh grade, I was told not to use redness drops. I’m a rule follower (most of the time), so I can’t bring myself to use these. I don’t suffer from red eyes anyway, so I’ll be finding a friend to give these to.

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Another season. Another excellent POPSUGAR Must Have Winter 2018 box! This season’s box has a retail value of $385 plus the special extras. Wow! I’m always so impressed with the value and products packed in these boxes.

Bravo, POPSUGAR bravo!


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FabFitFun Summer 2018 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

FabFitFun Summer 2018 Review

It’s subscription box review time! Today, I’m coming at you with a FabFitFun Summer 2018 review. I received a starter box a few months back, but this is my first “official” FabFitFun box. Trying out a new subscription box is always so exciting! Want $10 off your first box? Follow this link and use the code NEED10.

FabFitFun Summer 2018 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle ToesEach FabFitFun box comes with a large magazine full of information on this season’s products, tips and tricks, and fun articles. The last page of the magazine has six coupon codes. One code for almost every brand included in the box. Who doesn’t love coupons?!

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Box Contents:

  • Yumi Kim – Makeup Train Case
  • tarte tarteist – PRO glow highlight & contour palette
  • Orlando Pita Play – Atmos-Shield Hair Protectant Treatment Spray
  • Minor History – Post Script Wallet
  • Jaboneria Marianella – Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar
  • COOLA – Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer
  • FOREO LUNA – fofo
  • Pier 1 Imports – Marble Ring Dish

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Yumi Kim – Makeup Train Case – Retail Value $58

FabFitFun gives subscribers a few customization options each month. I chose this navy train case instead of a beach towel. I have tons of towels, so I figured a new bag was a better choice!

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I love the navy and striped geometric pattern. It has a brush holder and a zipper pocket on top and a larger compartment on the bottom. I haven’t quite decided if I’m going to use this case for makeup or craft supplies yet. It’s going to be fantastic for both!

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tarte tarteist – PRO glow highlight & contour palette – retail value $45

I’m not one for contouring, but I do love makeup palettes! Since subscribing to my first box years ago, I quickly learned that subscription boxes LOVE to give out contour palettes. Also, contour palettes work great as eyeshadow!

I’ve been using this palette as eyeshadow for several weeks now an absolutely love it! I’ve been using Stunner on my lid, Scuplt in my crease, and Strobe as a highlight under my brow. If you have this palette too, you should give it a try. I’ve gotten quite a few compliments on this look!

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Orlando Pita Play – Amos-Shield Hair Protectant Treatment Spray – Retail Value $34

Right before getting this box in the mail, I purchased some new heat protectant spray. Terrible timing, right? Oh, well! I will eventually use up the spray I bought and this one too! I always like having a little extra on hand anyway.

I’ve been using this heat spray for the last few weeks and really like it! It smells nice and doesn’t leave the floor all slippery. You might think that’s a weird comment, but if you use heat protectant spray regularly, then you probably know what I mean. Sometimes, the spray will get on the floor and almost take you down! Yikes!

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Minor History – Post Script Wallet – Retail Value $20

This wallet is cute but is teeny tiny! It would fit 2-3 cards and that’s about it.

I think it’s better served as a luggage tag. That’s probably how I’m going to end up using it!

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Jaboneria Marianella – Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar

This is another item that FabFitFun let us pick out! I chose this body caviar over a ring and muscle gel. Out of the three items offered, I made what I thought was the best choice. After receiving the scrub though, I’m just not quite sure.

I can’t determine exactly what scent the caviar is, but it smells tangy and is just a little off. I’m also not a huge fan of the charcoal. It’s a tad messy and gets all over the shower wall when you go to wash it off. I’ll have to see if any of my friends are interested in taking it off my hands.

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COOLA – Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer – Retail Value $32

Sunscreen is a given when it comes to subscription boxes in the summer. I can guarantee that I will always get one, if not two or three, during the summer months. Although sunscreen is not an exciting product to receive, this fair-skinned girl doesn’t hate it! It’s definitely something that I will always use!

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FOREO LUNA – fofo – Retail Value $89

I think it’s so funny that this FOREO LUNA is called a fofo. What kind of name is that?! Too funny!

Aside from the goofy name, I do like the product. It’s quite different from my Clarisonic Mia 2 though. The fofo is smaller and harder to hold once it gets soapy, but is great for my back and chest. Because of the shape, I find it’s more difficult to use on my face. Because of that, I will be sticking to my Clarisonic for face washing.

A huge feature of the FOREO LUNA fofo is that it connects to an app and has the ability to create a personalized profile just for you and can be customized to your skin and its sensitivities. That’s fantastic except I can’t get the app to work. I have several friends that also received the fofo and aren’t having any troubles with the app. I think it’s just me! I’m hoping to get the app working soon!

Pier 1 Imports – Marble Ring Dish – Retail Value $14.99

How cute is this dish? The gold detailing is very chic! You can bet you’ll see this cutie pop up on my Instagram page in a styled photo sometime soon.

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The total retail value of my FabFitFun Summer 2018 box is $340.99. That’s incredible for a $50 box!

I got some great products this season and a few that I’m not in love with. Even so, I would consider the FabFitFun Summer 2018 box a success!

Do you want $10 off your first box? If so, follow this link and use the code NEED10.


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POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 Review

It’s been months since my last subscription box review! That’s entirely too long to go without a surprise box of goodies on my doorstep! Therefore, I am so happy to be back again today with this POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 review! I’m so excited for this box and review! Are you?

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

As I mentioned above, it’s been months since my last POPSUGAR Must Have review! That’s because POPSUGAR recently switched from a monthly subscription service to a quarterly one! From now on, you can expect my reviews to pop up every three months or so! Enough talking. Let’s get to it!

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Box contents:

  • Beauty by POPSUGAR – Be the Boss Lip Gloss: Time After Time
  • Eberjey – Wrap Robe
  • Sunday Riley – C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum
  • Lele Sadoughi – Circle Garland Earring
  • Sphynx – 3-in-1 Portable Razor
  • Mela Artisans – Concha Round Box
  • Ahmad Tea of London – Fruit & Herb Selection
  • Mrs. Meyer’s – Lavender Hand Sanitizer
  • Mrs. Meyer’s – Lemon Verbena Bar Soap
  • Propel – Watermelon Powder

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Beauty by POPSUGAR – Be the Boss Lip Gloss: Time After Time – Retail Value $18

I was very pleased to see a POPSUGAR beauty item in this box, especially since they recently launched the line! The gloss is a neutral color, which is great! Many times, when lip colors are included in subscription boxes, they’re the most ridiculous shades.

I love the consistency of the gloss and the color payoff! So pretty and natural. This gloss will be added to my revolving rotation of lip colors!

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Eberjey – Wrap Robe – Retail Value $88

This robe is incredibly soft! The blush pink with navy ribbing is feminine and pretty.

I can see myself lounging around the house on Sundays, sitting on the couch, and enjoying a cup of tea while wearing it! So comfy!

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Sunday Riley – C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum – Retail Value $85

I’ve heard lots of great things about Sunday Riley products, so I was very excited to give the C.E.O, Brightening Serum a try. I’ve been using this serum for several days now and really like it! It smells fantastic – like an explosion of oranges!

Because of the hefty price tag, I don’t see myself repurchasing. I’ll reconsider if I find the serum to be life changing though!

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Lele Sadoughi – Circle Garland Earring – Retail Value $98

These earrings are beautiful! I love the length and all the different colored stones!

I’ve worn them a few times now and love the way they look when paired with black dresses and tops. The stones really pop!

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Sphynx – 3-in-1 Portable Razor – Retail Value $14.99

How neat is this shaving kit? It includes a spray bottle, a shea butter shave bar, and two razor blades. How convenient is that? It’s one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time!

I haven’t tested it out yet, because I want to save it for an emergency. I’m sure you understand!

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Mela Artisans – Concha Round Box – Retail Value $60

This box is absolutely gorgeous! The shell top is just stunning and pairs very well with the wooden bottom.

I’m going to keep this on my dresser with little treasures or keepsakes inside.

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Ahmad Tea of London – Fruit & Herb Selection – Retail Value $4.50

This is the yummy tea I’ll be drinking while wearing the snuggly robe above!

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Mrs. Meyer’s – Lavender Hand Sanitizer – Special Extra

I just ran out of hand sanitizer at my desk, so this couldn’t have come at a better time!

The scent is subtle and perfect for the workplace. I wouldn’t want to annoy the people around me with any strong smells.

Mrs. Meyer’s – Lemon Verbena Bar Soap – Special Extra

I haven’t opened the bar soap yet, because I’m saving it to use at my kitchen sink. I’ve smelled it through the wrapper though, and it smells great! Fresh and clean!

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Propel – Watermelon Powder – Special Extra

I don’t do a lot of exercise, so I won’t be getting full use of this product. However, I’m planning to keep it at my desk at work to drink when I don’t feel like drinking plain water. Watermelon water will be a nice change of pace!

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The POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 box has a total retail value of over $368.49. That’s incredible!

The quarterly box is about double the price of the old, monthly box but the retail value is almost double! I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 box! The selection and value of the items is greater than what I was expecting, so I can’t wait to see what the fall box has in store!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR?

What do you think of the POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2018 box?


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

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: February 2018

Hello, hello!

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

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Box Contents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nima Oberoi Lunares – Heart Vase – Retail Value $49

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stella Artois – Limited Edition Chalices – Special Extra

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

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

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

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

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?

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

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

 <3 Natalie