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!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the March box?

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Allure Beauty Box Review – September 2015

Hi everyone!

IMG_4918_2It’s time for my monthly Beauty Box review!

IMG_4920_2Each box comes with a magazine, which gives more information on the featured products.

IMG_4923The September box came with seven products!  Wow!  That’s the most I’ve ever received in an Allure box!

Box Contents:

  • Tangle Teezer
  • Pixi by Petra – Glow Tonic
  • Alterna – Replenishing Moisture Milk
  • Erno Laszlo – Firmarine Bar Soap
  • Jane Iredale – Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener
  • Soap & Glory – Pillow Plump XXL Lip Gloss
  • Kaplan MD – Cellular Rejuvenating Concentrate

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I was pretty skeptical when I saw this in my box.  I don’t typically like the hair tools that I receive.

Funnily enough, I absolutely love this thing!! It works SO well and doesn’t break my hair at all!

I do have one complaint though.  I’ve been using it when I get out of the shower, and between my soaking wet hair and my leave in conditioner, the Tangle Teezer can get pretty slippery!! I’ve dropped it on a few occasions!  Oh well! I’ll quickly get over that!  It cuts my hair combing time in half when I get out of the shower!  That’s amazing!!!

IMG_4928_2Pixi by Petra – Glow Tonic

I’ve heard great things about this product!  My friend, Lindsey, was telling me that it’s very similar to the Clinique Clarifying Lotion that I use everyday.  Since it’s just like my everyday product, I’m going to save this for the next time I travel!

IMG_4942Alterna – Replenishing Moisture Milk

I love this conditioner!  It works really well and isn’t too heavy!

I’ve received other Alterna products in subscription boxes before and they’re all great!

This is the conditioner I was using when I kept dropping my Tangle Teezer!  These two must be in cahoots! 🙂

IMG_4933_2Erno Laszlo – Firmarine Bar Soap

This is the cutest bar of soap I have ever seen!  It’s tiny!

I’m going to save this product for travel as well!  It will fit perfectly into my travel toiletries case!

IMG_4935_2Jane Iredale – Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener

The mini magazine says this primer is supposed to smell like fresh orange juice.  I don’t smell the oranges.  I smell a mixed drink!

I’ve used this primer several times, and I like it.  I just don’t like it as much as the Benefit Porefessional I use everyday.

IMG_4932Soap & Glory – Pillow Plump XXL Lip Gloss

When I first put this lip gloss on, I liked it.  The color wasn’t great but it wasn’t terrible either.  About 10 minutes after applying the gloss, the burning began!  I understand the way plumping lip glosses work, but the burning was so bad (and not worth the results) that I had to wipe the lip gloss off!

I definitely won’t be using this in the future, but I will see if any of my friends would like to try it!

IMG_4939Kaplan MD – Cellular Rejuvenating Concentrate

This is another item that I’ll be using for travel.  I already use a serum at night, so instead of hauling my large jar with me when I travel, I’ll just take this mini one!

IMG_5025_2Aside from the burning lip gloss, I’d say that this month’s Allure Beauty Box was a success!

Do you subscribe to Beauty Box?

What do you think of the September Box?!

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