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

FabFitFun Summer 2018 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

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?

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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!

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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: 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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: September 2017

Hello, everyone!

My POPSUGAR Must Have box has arrived! Yay! Yay! My POPSUGAR and PLAY! boxes actually arrived on the same day this month. Talk about some serious happy mail!

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The September box has some fall-ish vibes with a darker color palette! I’m really loving it!

Box Contents:

  • Hudson + Bleecker – Bonjour Smartphone Wallet – Dusty Rose
  • Figs & Rouge – Hydra Prime Light Reflective Brightening Primer & Illuminator
  • Buji Baja by Hat Attack – Coco Flower Pin
  • Richer Poorer – Wool Striped Nora Sock – Charcoal & Black
  • Lipstick Queen – Black Lace Rabbit Cream Blush
  • Pipsnacks – Kettle Pipcorn

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Hudson + Bleecker – Bonjour Smartphone Wallet – Dusty Rose – Retail Value $47

I received some travel bags from Hudson + Bleecker in a previous POPSUGAR box and absolutely love them! I use the makeup bag from that set every single time I travel!

I have a lot of wallets, and I’m happy to add this beauty to the rotation. Inside it has four card slots, one longer, money slot, and a large, open space that will fit a cell phone, lipgloss, and a few other small items. Basically, this wallet will fit all of the essentials. Perfection!

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Figs & Rouge – Hydra Prime Light Reflective Brightening Primer & Illuminator – Retail Value $45

Primer (along with mascara) is one of those frequent fliers in the world of subscription boxes. I’m not complaining though! I love that I never need to buy mascara or primer! 🙂

I switch back and forth between illuminating and smoothing primers depending on the day. The Figs & Rouge primer looks rather dark when it comes out of the bottle but goes on very sheer. I’ve been using it for several days now and like the results. I’ll be using this primer until the bottle is empty!

 

Buji Baja by Hat Attack – Coco Flower Pin – Retail Value $17

This little, flower pin is just adorable! My winter coat is navy (and I don’t mix navy and black), so I need to figure out a cute place to pin this baby!

POPSUGAR suggests attaching it to your purse, coat (already ruled this one out), blouse, or bracelet.  I’ll have to see if it looks cute with one of my fall purses!

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Richer Poorer – Wool Striped Nora Sock – Charcoal & Black – Retail Value $22

SOCKS!!! I love socks! Especially wool ones! Living in central Florida, wool socks are hard to come by. We rarely have days that are cold enough to warrant wool socks. But you can bet that I’ll be wearing these bad boys on the cold days we do have! 🙂

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Lipstick Queen – Black Lace Rabbit Cream Blush – Retail Value $25

Two beauty items in one month? Yes, please!

I love the Lipstick Queen color-changing lipstick from the May box, so I was super pumped to see a color-changing blush in this month’s box.

The blush starts out black and then turns to a berry shade once it’s been applied to your skin. The intensity of the berry is determined by your skin’s pH. I love beauty products that adjust to each user!

Since this is a cream blush, I ‘ve been applying it with my fingers. I’ve been taking my middle finger, swirling it around the compact, dabbing the product on the apples of my cheeks, and then smoothing it out with my other fingers. I also use a stippling brush to further smooth out the “edges” of the blush on my cheeks.

This berry hue is going to be just perfect for fall! Next, maybe POPSUGAR will give me a lipstick to round out my fall, beauty look! 😉

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Pipsnacks – Kettle Pipcorn – Retail Value $4.99

You know what’s better than the POPSUGAR snacks each month? FULL-SIZE POPSUGAR snacks!! I absolutely love it when POPSUGAR sends a full-size package of their featured snack. That way, you can really enjoy the snack and figure out if it’s something you’d like to purchase again in the future.

You know what else I love? Kettle Corn! I love the sweet. I love the salty.  I just love it!

Also, that’s not a typo above. This product really is called “Pipsnacks” and “Pipcorn” because the corn is actually teeny tiny and pipsqueak size. So cute and fun to eat!

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The total retail value for the September box is $160.99! That’s pretty fantastic!

I love all of this month’s products and have already started using half of them. The other half I will begin using very soon!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the September box?

<3 Natalie


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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: May 2017

Hello, everyone!

It’s POPSUGAR Must Have time! One of my favorite times of the month!

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Box Contents:

  • Lipstick Queen – Mornin’ Sunshine
  • Samantha Faye – Samantha Faye Inspiration Cuff
  • Tocca – Voyage Montauk 3 oz Candle
  • Swing Design – Essex Silver Plate Frame
  • Southern Culture Artisan Foods, Inc – Strawberry Cream Muffin Mix
  • Nicely Noted – Exclusive Must Have Card Collection

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Lipstick Queen – Mornin’ Sunshine – Retail Value $25

I LOVE lip products, so I was super excited when I pulled this out of my box!  I’d seen this yellow lipstick in an Ulta email (I think) a few weeks ago, so I knew that it was color changing as soon as I opened the package.

The yellow is supposed to change to a custom coral shade when you apply it.  When I apply it, it turns a bright pink shade.  It’s not coral in the slightest, but I still really like it!  I’ve already worn it a few times and know I’ll continue wearing it throughout the summer months.

Samantha Faye – Samantha Faye Inspiration Cuff – Retail Value $60

This bracelet is a POPSUGAR exclusive, which is always fun!  I like having products that are made especially for me (and thousands of other subscribers!)

“Be good Do good Feel good” is inscribed on the front of the cuff.  I think it’s going to go really well with so many outfits!  It’s simple + neutral and will blend with almost anything!

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Tocca – Voyage Montauk 3 oz Candle – Retail Value $20

I LOVE candles!  In my college apartment, I used to burn one at least five hours out of the day.

The scent is incredible!  I love how fresh + clean cucumbers are!  I haven’t lit it yet, but I can smell it unlit from across the room! Yum!!

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Swing Design – Essex Silver Plate Frame – Retail Value $13

I love how classic + chic this frame is.  The silver plating is very shiny and will compliment any decorating style.  I’m partial to shabby chic and this will go so very well!

Now, I just have to decide what photo to put in it! 🙂

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Southern Culture Artisan Foods, Inc – Strawberry Cream Muffin Mix – Retail Value $7.99

Muffins! YUM!

As soon as I saw this in my box, I’d knew they’d be perfect to make on Mother’s Day morning! My mom loved the idea as well!

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To top off the muffins and make them a tad sweeter, I added some homemade strawberry sauce that my mom and I made after picking strawberries a few months ago!

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Nicely Noted – Exclusive Must Have Card Collection – Retail Value $17.50

If you follow me on Instagram (which you should be! @pinkbowstwinkletoes), then you know how obsessed I am with pretty cards, stationery, and notebooks!  These cards are right up my alley!

These are all so cute that I’m having trouble picking a favorite!  I absolutely love the mix + match envelopes! I have a friend (maybe two) with summer birthdays, so I’ll get to use the “Summer Birthday Vibes” card very soon!

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The total retail value for this month’s box is $143.49.  That’s not too shabby!

I think my favorite items this month are the lipstick and the candle! I love everything though! There isn’t a single item from the May box that I won’t use.  That’s fantastic!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the May box?

<3 Natalie

 

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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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!

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: May 2016

Hi everyone!

My POPSUGAR Must Have box has arrived!

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

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I’m loving the new product info card design!

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Box Contents:

  • Bluma Project – Capri Bracelets – Set of 2
  • Kocostar – Foot Therapy
  • SPONGELLE – Spongology Body Buffer
  • GAIAM – Foldable Yoga Mat
  • Happy Spritz – Breathe Deeply
  • Jimmybar! – Peanut Butter Clutter Jimmybar! Clean Snack Bar

Special Extras:

  • Hint Kick – Black Raspberry Infused Water
  • Revlon – Volume + Length Magnified Mascara
  • Half Hitch Goods – $10 Gift Card

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Bluma Project – Capri Bracelets – Set of 2 – Retail Value $44

I really like the colors of these bracelets!  Navy is one of my favorite colors, and I especially like it with gold!

Unfortunately, these bracelets are a little more boho than I am.  These will make a great gift.  I just need to figure out who that gift would be for!

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Kocostar – Foot Therapy – Retail Value $10

I was very intrigued when I saw this product in the box!

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This is what the treatment looks like when you take it out of the package.

When it’s cut down the middle, it becomes two, little booties to put on your feet.

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Here are my feet in the little booties! 🙂

The instructions say to leave it on your feet for 1.5 hours, so that’s what I did!  I walked around the house a little while wearing them.  They were rather squishy and funny feeling!

I didn’t pay much attention to how my feet felt before the treatment (whoopsie!), but I do believe they are a little softer now.

One thing I didn’t like about this product was that it stripped my toenail polish of its vibrant blue color.  I wasn’t expecting that!

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SPONGELLE – Spongology Body Buffer – Retail Value $20

I’ve received a SPONGELLE product in one of my previous boxes, so I was very excited to see another one in this month’s box!

This buffer smells FANTASTIC and works really well!  When my last Spongology sponge ran out of body wash, I kept the sponge and continued to use it.  I’ll be doing the same when this buffer runs out of soap!

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GAIAM – Foldable Yoga Mat – Retail Value $24.98

I haven’t done yoga in a long time, but I do enjoy it.  Maybe I’ll start up again soon!

Unfortunately, I already have two yoga mats.  At least this one is foldable and doesn’t take up much space!

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Happy Spritz – Breathe Deeply – Retail Value $25

I absolutely love the way this spray smells!  The peppermint and eucalyptus are fantastic!

I’ve sprayed it on my face several times now, and it’s quite nice.  It dries quickly and doesn’t leave you oily or with any residue.  That’s a major plus!

I think this is going to be great the next time I have a cold or a stuffy nose!

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Jimmybar! – Peanut Butter Clutter Jimmybar! Clean Snack Bar – Retail Value $2.49

I was pleasantly surprised by the texture and flavor of this bar.  I was expecting something flavorless and chalky.  It was actually quite moist and had a pretty good flavor!

Hint Kick – Black Raspberry Infused Water – Retail Value $1.69

I’ve never had one of these waters before, so I was quite intrigued by it.

The flavor was okay, but I think it would be much better if they added a little sugar!

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Revlon – Volume + Length Magnified Mascara – Retail Value $8.99

This mascara couldn’t have come at a better time!  I’m almost out of my current tube!

I haven’t noticed any difference in the length or volume of my lashes, but I do like that the formula isn’t too wet.  I’ll definitely continue to use it for a while!

The May box also included a $10 gift card for Half Hitch Goods, but I forgot to take a photo of it. I looked on their website and they have some nice things, but I don’t think I’ll be using my $10.

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I’ll end up using almost (or have already used) all of these products, so I’d say the May box was a win!

The total retail value for this box (not including the gift card) is $137.15!  That’s pretty good!

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: March 2016

Hi everyone!

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

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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:

  • Nanette Nanette Lepore – Classic Rose Gold Watch
  • Pixi by Petra – Book of Beauty, Minimal Makeup
  • Miss Ivy Pearl – Five-Tassel Necklace
  • Govino – Go-Anywhere Carafe and Water Glass Set
  • Hello – Extra Whitening Flouride Toothpaste
  • Goodie Girl Cookies – Toffee Chaos
  • Lola – Gift Card

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Nanette Nanette Lepore – Classic Rose Gold Watch – Retail Value $55

This watch is so pretty!  The band is nude leather and the hardware is rose gold.  It’s classy and great for any occasion or outfit!

I have very small wrists, and unfortunately, the face is a little to large for me to handle.  It looks a tad awkward on my wrist! 🙁

I’ll definitely be saving this watch for a gift!

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Pixi by Petra – Book of Beauty, Minimal Makeup – Retail Value $24

I love this face palette!  It comes with two highlighters, two cheek colors and four eyeshadows.

I’ve used a few of the eyeshadows and the blush several times now.  The colors are perfect for me!

As you can see, my palette came a little broken.  I’m in the process of talking to POPSUGAR about getting a replacement.  They’ve replaced a broken item for me before, so this shouldn’t be a problem.

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Miss Ivy Pearl – Five-Tassel Necklace – Retail Value $38

I really like this necklace! I have quite a few Kendra Scott necklaces with tassels made of thin chains, but I don’t have any necklaces with tassels made from thread.  I love the texture difference!

I really love the colors and look of this necklace.  I’m thinking about wearing it tonight!

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Govino – Go-Anywhere Carafe and Water Glass Set – Retail Value $14.95

I think this carafe and glass set is quite cute.  I like that it’s plastic and isn’t easily broken.

The glass fits over the carafe for easy storage.  The packaging touts the sets use on a bedside table.  I think it would be perfect for that but there is no room on my bedside table for it.  I think I’ll just use the pieces individually for now.

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Hello – Extra Whitening Flouride Toothpaste – Retail $4.49

At first, I was a bit skeptical of this toothpaste.  The packing is very attractive but the “healthiness” of the toothpaste scared me a little!

After using the toothpaste for the last few days,  I’ve decided that I like it quite a bit!  The texture and flavor are quite a bit different from my regular toothpaste, but I think it works pretty well!

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Goodie Girl Cookies – Toffee Chaos – Retail Value $4.99

These cookies are FANTASTIC!  The flavor and texture are great!

The serving size is only two cookies!  I’ve definitely eaten more than two in one sitting! 🙂

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Lola – Gift Card – Retail Value $10

I’ve seen a ton of advertisements on Facebook for this service.  I’m intrigued, but I haven’t made a purchase.

I’m not sure if I’ll be using this gift card.  Lola is a subscription service, and I don’t want to sign up for something if I’m not sure if I can cancel it before they bill me.

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The retail value for this box is $141.43 not including the gift card.  The total is much lower than last month but it’s still fantastic!

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What do you think of the March box?

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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.

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What do you think of the February box?

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