Popsugar Must Have Box February 2014 Review

IMG_4771Popsugar Must Have is my all time favorite subscription box. For $39.95/month you get amazing hand selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, & food! I’m literally obsessed with this box and so sad to say this is my last for a while since boxes are out of my budget at this time without my full time job! This was the hardest box to “unsubscribe” from [insert tear]. 😦

IMG_4773Every month they wrap it up all nice so it feels like you’re opening an awesome gift just for you! They always include a fold out on all the products featured and a note from Lisa Sugar. Let’s see what I got this month!!

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• MUST HAVE FASHION •
Gorjana Brooks Jewelry Roll
Retail: $45
This will be purrrrfect for my trip to Louisiana in April. At first I wasn’t sure about it, but it’s actually pretty nice and I know it’ll be a great way to remind myself to pack cute matching jewelry! My pictures are clearly horrendous but I received it in the color “Berry” so it’s a little darker than it appears in the pics.

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•MUST HAVE BEAUTY•
Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum
Retail: $23.99
First off… look how tiny the little bottle of serum is compared to the huge box it comes in!!!! If I bought this in the store thinking I was getting a product more the  size of the box I would be highly disappointed… Anyway, this stuff smells and sounds pretty nourishing for the skin, I was so glad to get the tip to use on my cuticles from Liz over at My Subscription Addiction! Since my cuticles are soooo bad from me constantly chewing on them, this could be the start to new fresh cuticles!!

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•MUST HAVE HOME•
K Hall Designs Peony Travel Candle
Retail: $11.00
This smells SO GOOD!!! I love candles, this is perfection : )

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Modelco Lip Pops Duo Lip Gloss & Lipstick
Retail: $20.00 {estimated}
At first I didn’t even see this came in the box until I saw it on the information card, then I didn’t even realize it was duel ended. The colors aren’t bad but I usually don’t wear anything on my lips… gotta start somewhere! I got the price from comparing to their other lip products and packages on their website.

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•MUST HAVE FOOD•
Sugarwish Mini Red Cinnamon Hearts
Retail: $6.25
This was the absolute cutest packed candy I’ve ever seen!!! Made me feel special just opening the little adorable box. I also love cinnamon candy so that part didn’t hurt either 😉

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•MUST HAVE BEAUTY•
NCLA Rodeo Drive Royalty Nail Polish
Retail: $16.00
LOOOVE this red! I tested it on one nail and in one coat it already looked great! Love the creamy finish and the classic, beautiful red. Found my new  go-to!

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•SPECIAL EXTRA•
Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash
Retail: $4.00
Ok, first off, this item just looks SO out of place in this box. Yes, yes, I know, but after my initial shock, I realized that this soap actually smells suuuuuper good & we’re running a bit low on my current favorite soap: Ponche bodywash from Lush. I am actually happy to get this, it will go to great use, therefore making it an excellent valued item for me! : )

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Overall, a great box, but I don’t really think I’ve ever been really unhappy with my Popsugar boxes!!

all love & smiles,

Sig3

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Wantable Intimates Box February 2014 Review

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Wantable Intimates is a wonderful subscription box that sends out 4-5 premium essentials that are handpicked to perfectly match your preferences. Before you complete your purchase of the box, you fill out a survey that lets them know your loves, likes, and dislikes. Whatever you “dislike” they will make sure to NOT send you, and send you more of your “loves”, so because of this, these boxes are specially packed for everyone!

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There is nothing too special about the packaging, a simple little box, and that includes a listing of your items inside. They review your order information and also include the retail value of all items included. This is a great feature because it’s always nice to know the value of the items in your subscriptions!
This month, the total value of my box was $88.00, which is fantastic considering it only cost me $36 bucks.

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The first item in the box was a pair of Muk Luks Boot Height Socks
These retail for $15.00
For Christmas I got 2 pairs of Muk Lights tights and I have loved them, so soft!!! Really excited about these socks, will be great for all this crazy freezing weather!

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Next, Q-T Intimates Heart Bra Clips (3 pack – clear, black, nude)
These retail for $9.00
These look cuter than the normal circle ones I picked up at the Dollar Tree years back, maybe I can remember to put these to more use this time… (also I cannot find these online, it looks like they were made exclusively for Wantable)

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Next we have a set from Kiby’s, the Anastasia Cami & Bikini in green.
The top retails for $34 and the panties for $10.
I have been wearing the cami around the house after work and it is COMFYYYY. So happy about these items : )

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Lastly, I found this Wantable Soft Bra in Taupe
This retails for $20.00
I would never (ever) buy this on my own, it’s a one size fits all, but hmmm guess what, one size certainly does NOT fit all, especially in the chest. The color is terrible and I’m not really loving it, however it is pretty soft so I will probably just be wearing it around the house with my pj’s.

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Overall, I’m happy with this box as I got more Muk Luks and an amazingly soft and comfy cami!

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all love & smiles,

Sig3

 

PetFlow Spoiled Rotten December 2013 Review

{This review is for the CAT subscription to the PetFlow Spoiled Rotten box}
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Spoiled Rotten is a subscription box for your pets (cats OR dogs) from the pet food delivery company, PetFlow.com. I have subscribed for 3 months now and the boxes just keep getting better and better!!! I have been searching for an amazing kitty box (because almost all the pet boxes I see are only for dogs) and since I have 3 kittys at home and they seem to be obsessed and curious about all my other boxes I open, I just knew I needed a service that sent me new treats and toys and food and fun for my little bubbas.
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Spoiled Rotten is only $24.99/month, and you can get $5 off your first month with the code MYPET. Some of the newer boxes are springing up and seem to be at a slightly higher price point, so I am SO HAPPY about the amazing value of Petflow.
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It came with a card that covered the descriptions of everything in the box, not to mention how nicely wrapped everything was! This is the way they describe the box: “Every edible product is MADE IN THE USA. All products are made by premium companies and each box is stuffed with almost $40 worth of products for $24.99 a month. This is the best way to make their tails wag and discover brand new, amazing products from amazing companies that love your pet as much as you do.”
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Whats inside
1 ~ Natural Balance L.I.T. Salmon & Potato Formula Treats
$4.49
The kittys got another flavor of these same treats previously, and of course they love them!
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2 ~ EVO Grain Free Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Treats
$9.49
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3 ~ Holistic Select Meat + Fish Recipe Canned Cat Food
$1.38/ 2 cans
This morning I fed them the Shrimp + Salmon flavor and they LOVED it, licking up their bowls even quicker than usual! This came in a baggie full of info, coupons, a button, and even a can lid!
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4 ~ Zukes Natural Purrz Tender Chicken Treats
$3.99
The cats were obsessed with these lil chunks o’ chicken! They were attacking the bag anda trying to run away with it.
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5 ~ Sprong Go Buggy Cat Toy
$4 (price of the same toys in different shapes, although I couldn’t find this exact one online)
At first, they didn’t seem too impressed with this little red strange toy, but then Aria quickly came to love it and was literally running up and down the house with it going crazy!
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6 ~ Yeowww! Cigar Catnip Cat Toy
$5.00
They were tearing open the box trying to get to this catnip filled cigar. Dexter was going absolutely crazy for it and was licking on that thing forever! Safe to say, last night my kittys were completely out of their minds, bouncing off the walls, the Christmas tree, etc.
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product value
Cigar: $5
Toy: $4
Chicken treats: $3.99
Canned food: $1.38
EVO treats: $9.49
Salmon treats: $4.49
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TOTAL VALUE: $28.35
Very happy with the value and wonderful products I (we) discovered this month! : )
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Sig3

Popsugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday 2013 Review

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This was a special edition box (one time purchase) from Popsugar, that is no longer available (I’m pretty sure they sell out very quickly). This was the first time that I sprang for one of their Special Edition boxes, and boyyyyyy am I glad I did!!!!

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Unlike their regular monthly subscription box, this box is a one time purchase, and they generally have 4 of these “seasonal” special edition boxes a year. They are a bit more pricey than the regular box, costing $100, but of course promising a value of products that is much, much higher.

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The box itself is just overall amazing. It comes in a reusable, nice black plasticy box, and everything in the inside comes wrapped, just like you’re opening a special present. I surely felt like I was opening a Christmas present from myself (now that I think about it, I kind of wish I kept this under the tree and opened it on Christmas just to make it even more special)… although I don’t know if I could have waited for that!

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Whats inside

1 ~ Cuyana – Elizabeth Infinity Scarf
$65.00
This scarf… ohhhh this lovely, super soft, oh so warm, scarf, how I adore you. I was kind of creeped out for a second that it’s made of purely baby alpaca fur, but I realized it’s actually healthy for them and with their coat they are too hot, etc., etc., so this way, we are both benefitting… this scarf is absolutely fabulous and perfect for both fall & winter!

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2 ~ Erickson Beamon Rocks – Blondie Stone Bangle
$75+ {this is just an estimate when comparing prices to similar items in their collection}
I have to be honest and say that I was not familiar with the Erickson Beamon Rocks brand at all before this bracelet discovery. This is a great piece, especially for holday outfits around this time of year.

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3 ~ Lunares – Cheese Paddle with Knife
$69.00
What an amazingly awesome cheese plate!!! This is so unique and cool looking, can’t wait to show it off one day!

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4 ~ Tokyomilk by Margot Elena – Body Souffle
$40.00
This product, packaging, scent, everything about it gets an A+!!! It smells wonderful and the heavy square container is so unique and feels so incredibly fancy (which essentially it is considering it’s a $40 lotion!) LOVE love love this product.

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5 ~ Fatty Sundays – Peppermint Crunch Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels
$6.95
These look so great, however, I do not like dark chocolate, so that’s a bummer. I’m sure someone else will enjoy them in my family this Christmas season though! : )

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6 ~ Winks by Georgie – False Lash Compact
$28.00
I love false eyelashes. I think they look so pretty on girls BUT I am just so so so bad at applying them. I like that these are good for your skin, and reusable, so I am eager to try and give it another go! For parties during this season, this is a perfect go to item!

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7 ~ Graphic Image – 2014 Datebook
$97.00
OMG!!! I was legit squealing when I opened this!! By far the fanciest, nicest most beautiful little planner that I have ever seen. I love how it was packaged, in a fancy little box. It’s the perfect size for purse, desk, bag, travel, anything!!! AMAZING GIFT!!!!!!

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product value
Scarf: $65
Bangle: $75(ish)
Cheese paddle: $69
Lotion: $40
Pretzels: $6.95
Lashes: $28
Datebook: $97
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TOTAL VALUE: $380.95
This is an amazing value for the amount paid, and I absolutely love almost everything in the box! I am now sooooo eager to discover the other special edition boxes that will become available in the future… I want the “spring” box already!!!

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all love & smiles,
Sig3

Popsugar Must Have Box December 2013 Review

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The Box
POPSUGAR Must Have Box. This is one of my favorite boxes that I subscribe to because of all the full-sized products and the range of categories the items fall into. It’s basically like opening a surprise gift to myself! “POPSUGAR’s monthly favorites delivered to your door. Hand selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food. Full sized products and premium items.”
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cost
$39.95/month with free shipping! The total value of these boxes is basically always over $100 so you definitely get your money’s worth!
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the goods
The box is always bursting full with amazing full size products, and I honestly love their little fold out notecards on why they picked each product and how it can be put to good use. They do a great job of explaining the items in this packet. This is my absolute most favorite box that I look forward to and always am so excited and happy about the products that I receive!
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Whats inside
1 ~ Lulu Frost for Popsugar Bracelet
$110.00
If you look at this bracelet through the link provided, you would think it’s a gorgeous peice, with the thrifty looking gold and great pendant… in realy life however, it looks like it would be a 2 for $1 deal at the Dollar Tree. No joke. I wanted to love this, but I honestly think it lookds strange next to my nice bracelets I like to wear regularly. It is a cute concept, but I just wish it didn’t look so cheap… reguardless of the $110 pricetag. {I also feel bad for any customers that order this peice from online, only using their photo as the reference, because they will certainly be suprised when their bracelet comes and looks the ways it does…}
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2 ~ Mixt Studio Holiday Gifting Set
$9.00
I love crafting/art type supplies, so this was a hit for me. I love fun new paper and designs, and although at first I thought the blue paper was weird, I realized that it was full of waterprint snowflakes and it looks gorgeous!
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3 ~ Modelco Fibre Lashxtend Black Mascara
$20.00
I instantly tried this mascara and it was FABULOUS! It worked just as well (if not better) than They’re Real! Benefit mascara. The mirror on the side is a great added benefit for on the go too! Love this item!
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4 ~ Govino Go Anywhere Flutes
$12.95
These little flutes are freakin awesome! They look like real crystal but they are totally just plastic and washable and portable! I like that you can set them down and they are less likely to fall over without the long stem. These are a hit!
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5 ~ CC Made Caramel Corn – Pictachio Nut
$4.00/ 3oz.
This looks like a very fun unique flavor! I love caramel corn, so I’m sure these will be great.
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6 ~ NCLA Peppermint Lane Nail Wraps
$16.00
I’ve never used nail “wraps” before, but the directions seem easy enough. The designs are really cute and Christmasy, so I know I’ll be giving these a try soon for the season.
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7 ~ Ghirardelli Squares Chocolates
Milk & Caramel, $4.25
Holiday Edition, $6.00
Me & the bf were both happy for this sweet suprise! The Holiday bag flavors were what I was most excited to try: Pumpkin Spice Caramel, Peppermint Bark, & Eggnog. DELISH!
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product value
Bracelet: $110
Paper: $9
Mascara: $20
Flutes: $12.95
Popcorn: $4
Nail Wraps: $16
Chocolate: $10.25
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TOTAL VALUE: $182.20
I know this value is a bit skewed if you, like me, don’t believe this bracelet is worth anywhere NEAR $110, but retail value-wise, this is accurate.
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all love & smiles,
Sig3

Tyler Florence Fancy Box November 2013 Review

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The Box

This is my second month subscribing to the Tyler Florence Fancy Box & I am so thrilled with this subscription! This subscription promises: “Get a collection of the best home goods hand-picked by celebrity chef Tyler Florence each month. Each box includes $80.00+ of products.” I’ve been reading reviews on these boxes for months and absolutely love all the kitchen products and gadgets included in each one. Definitely a perfect box for someone who wants to branch out in the kitchen! : )

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cost

$39/month, + shipping costs (mine is $7.95). The value of the products inside is almost always double the cost of the box, if not more. We’re always talking full sized items people!!

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the goods

Always included is an envelope with your order and some silly stickers & also cards about each product selected for the box, along with the explanations of why Tyler chose each and every item for this month! This is a great feature as it’s interesting to see why he thought the items would be great for people. I love a nicely curated box, and this one is just perfect because it revolves around food/kitchens!

Whats inside

1 • Dreamfarm Smood
$24.95
This thing is so magical!!! So perfect for a weakling like me that has absolutely zero upper arm strength to do anything. The video on their website shows how amazing and fast this utensil is… perfect!
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2 • HIC Individual Mini Pie Dish Porcelain 
$16.37
This lil dish is super tiny and adorable, I will probably end up using it for dips (it looks perfect for when I make spicy mayo with my sushi!!!). Or maybe I will branch out and make us some mini cute pies : )
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I wanted to show how small this mini dish really is, so Dexter did a great job of jumping in the pic just in time to compare.

I wanted to show how small this mini dish really is, so Dexter did a great job of jumping in the pic just in time to compare.

3 • Tyler Florence Spiced Apple Brine
$6.00
I’m eager to try this yummy flavor… I want to figure out a way where I can kind of just steam/brine in my crockpot instead of doing all the fancy work for a full turkey or something.. haha.
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4 • Tyler Florence Black Stripe Towels
$25.00
I would never normally buy a kitchen towel that costs this much money, but these are great quality and I am so happy to have them in our kitchen! I feel fancy : )
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5 • Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
$6.00
At first I thought I was getting recycled, already been used measuring spoons from the looks of mine. Then I checked out the product on the Fancy website (the link that I provided), only to find out that that’s the way they all look. So I guess mine aren’t “used” haha! But they aren’t the nicest looking things in the world, I would have preferring something cuter or even just not all scuffed up. The look isn’t as vintagy as I would imagine this to be.
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I really don't understand why the design is all scuffed up and stuff...

I really don’t understand why the design is all scuffed up and stuff…

product value
Smood: $24.95
Dish: $16.37
Brine: $6
Towels: $25
Spoons: $6
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TOTAL VALUE: $78.32 
I was really happy with almost all the products in this month’s box! The Tyler Florence Box is certainly one of my favorites now : )
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Sig3

Allure Winter Beauty Box 2013 Review

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The Allure Beauty Box is an amazing valued box jam packed with full size beauty items shipping every season (4 boxes per year). This is my second Beauty Essentials box, my first box being this year’s Summer Essentials. These quarterly boxes feature beauty items relating to the season, including a booklet that lists and describes all items and where to find them online. The box doesn’t come wrapped all fancy or special like other subscriptions, but that is not the point of this beauty mega-box. Here is the first look inside the Holiday Essentials box this season —>

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This box only costed $39.99 (+ shipping) but was promised to have a value of at least $300!! {The total value is calculated at the end!}
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I will include the descriptions from the booklet within the review for better references into these wonderful beauty products! Make sure to also check out the links to the products to learn even more about the brands and items!

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Whats inside
1 • Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm
$5.99
Combining the lip-conditioning care of a balm with the shiny color of a gloss, {this new} balm drenches lips with 2x hydration. 
I received #300 – Apple A Day.

2 • L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche
$7.00
The new vision of liquid lipcolor for the most perfect lips. Richer color. Smoother lip surface. Magnified shine. 
I received #202 – Coral Encore. At first I thought this was a lipstick and I couldn’t even figure out how to open it.. haha then I realized it was like a gloss. This is a nice, bright color, and the applicator is pretty unique too, fits perfect for a liquid lip.

3 • Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color
$4.99
Get ready for the shiniest nails ever! Water to workout, day in and day out, nothing will dull these nails. 
I received color # 220 – Flame On. This is a shiny, semi-sparkly pink color that is actually very cute on. The brush was AMAZING and made it SO SIMPLE to paint my nails! Seriously a great, great brush and makes me want to go out and buy all my favorite colors from this line.

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4 • Smile Sciences Teeth Whitening Pen
$78.00
Get up to 10 shades whiter with zero sensitivity with this made-in-the-USA, FDA-registered whitening pen. 
THIS PRODUCT!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!! I could not have been more excited to see this in my box (I didn’t look at the spoiler of the box beforehand because I prefer everything to be a surprise!) and what a great surprise this was! This makes up for almost double the price of the box alone, and I have been looking into teeth whitening at home systems in the past, but have never wanted to spring for such an expensive item… now this way, I feel like I bought one for 50% off PLUS I got a ton of other products alongside with it FOR FREE. {hahaha} Can’t wait to see how this works!

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5 • Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish in Tomoko
$9.00
This unique, gorgeously textured, sparkling champagne-silver matte polish requires no base or topcoat. Big5Free formula. 
I ❤ this pixiedust formula! It’s great on it’s own and even better over a darker shade for a fancied up, super cute look! {Make sure to click the link to really see how gorgeous this color is!}

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6 • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
$6.99
This derm-recommended, naturally nourishing lotion absorbs quickly and is clinically proven to moisturize your skin for a full 24 hours.
This is SUCH an excellent moisturizing lotion!! My super dry skin is certainly in need of this product!
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7 • Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
$14.29
This non-greasy, derm-recommended cream is excellent for anywhere that requires intensive moisturizing. 
Although this is essentially the same product as the one listed right above, we can never have too much lotion in this house! We were certainly in need with the dry, frigid weather and my skin and lips really starting to feel it. This is a scentless lotion, full of moisture and perfect for what it promises!
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8 • E.L.F. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
$3.00
Create a healthy glow with {this product} for just $3! 
^^ I’m not sure why all they did was advertise for this product instead of explain about it, but that’s okay… I’ve known this brand to be super cheap, so maybe it was making sure that everyone knew about all their low prices {I remember in college one time they had a sale where every single item they had was only $1…I thought I was hitting gold, although of course the quality isn’t too great}. I am in desperate need of a new blush right now, so this is perfect!

9 • Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
$4.49
This ultra smooth and creamy pencil glides on easily with instant color impact. Smudge-proof, waterproof, sweat-proof, heat-proof, humidity-proof and… scandal-proof! 
I received this pencil in #001 – Black. I’m very happy about this as I usually use a black eyeliner with my everyday look, so I can never have enough as I go through them so quickly. I especially love soft liner pencils like this one.

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10 • Rusk Deepshine Color Care Invisible Dry Shampoo
$20.00
This dry shampoo instantly absorbs excess oil and odor, leaving a fresh, clean scent with no white residue. 
I’m always in need of a good dry shampoo, and this promises to leave no whiteness in the hair… hopefully that stays true, because I’m a lazy showerer so dry shampoo is usually necessary before work in the mornings haha. This smells very good too!

11 • Rusk Color Care Lock-In Treatment
$17.00
Offering maximum color protection from fade-out, this treatment helps extend the time between coloring. 
This leave in treatment smells SO DANG GOOD!! It helps your hair not fade, just a few spritzes after you shower and your color is being protected through the rest of your beauty routine. I use this type of product every day I shower, so I am always happy to have more, as the nice ones are usually not cheap.

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12 • Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Liquid Makeup
$12.99
This lightweight leg makeup gives you flawless=looking, irresistible, sexy legs in an instant! Now in trial size, ready for on-the-go beauty! 
I’ve never used leg makeup before or any of the airbrush leg products, but I really really like this! I am so happy to have gotten it because this is not something that I would have normally bought in stores. I received #02 – Medium, and it’s absolutely perfect! I can apply to legs AND arms, and it looks great and doesn’t smell too much like anything. This product is great for people that want that extra tan glow! : )

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13 • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Dry & Go Drops
$7.99
These fast-working drops dry any nail polish in 60 seconds! Grab a smooth, glossy mani without the wait! 
I have other drops like this and love them! They work great and it’s a nice addition to the normal nail routine, fun lil switch up and shortens the waiting time tremendously!

14 • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat
$5.99
Top it off with {this} and give your mani no-chip shine that lasts up to 10 days! 
This sounds like it’s almost turning your at home polish job into a gel set that will last even longer than usual.. and maybe even drying a little fast too! Sounds awesome!
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15 • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
$28.00
Banish dry skin, even eczema. {This creme} instantly improves hydration and delivers long-lasting moisture from head to toe. 
This is a very expensive creme, which makes me think that it {should} work fabulously. I know this is yet another mositurizing creme, but it’s never something that goes unneeded. Winter, summer, anytime… we use so much daily this is perfect! I’m happy to try even more fancy lotions!

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16 • Julep Vixen Polish Duo
$28.00 ($14/ per polish)
We believe beauty is about connection, not competition. Julep Maven creates 10 new runway-inspired nail colors and two socially innovative beauty products each month. 
The two colors in the duo I received were #141 (2013) Anisa Classic With A Twist & #69 (2013) Zelda Bombshell.

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17 • Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow
$8.49
An antioxidant-rich formula with light-reflecting pearls to instantly brighten eyes, while a built-in primer prevents creasing, fading, and smudging. 
I received this eye shadow in color #40 – Constant Copper.

18 • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Primer
$12.99
A lightweight formula with natural soy and optical modifiers to help even the look of skin for eight hours, with or without makeup. 
Always love a good primer : )

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19 • Neutrogena Pore Refining Daily Cleanser
$7.49
An alpha and beta hydroxy formula clinically proven to visibly smooth over uneven patches and tighten pores. 
Pssst… I have a secret….. I really only wash my face when I shower… I don’t do it like, every morning/night like in most people’s routines… I’ve never had problems with my skin so I hope I don’t have to pay for that anytime soon! haha. But I love having new face washes and switching it up to keep my skin feeling as fresh as possible! This one smells very fresh & perfectly clean too.

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20 • Not Your Mother’s Knotty to Nice Conditioning Detangler
$5.99
Infused with keratin protein, {this detangler} moisturizes your hair and separates tangles with ease.
This is one of my favorite items in the box because I have the crazy worst knotty hair in America and also I absolutely love NYM products! They are all super cheap and work amazingly well (sometimes better than things that cost 4x their price!).

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21 • NYX Love in Paris Eye Shadow Palette
$10.00
Highlight your eyes’ seductive glimmer with these brilliant, high-fashion palettes, featuring nine richly pigmented shades and a dual-ended applicator for easy, on-the-go touch-ups. 
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22 • One ‘N Only Brazilian Tech Keratin De-Frizz Wand
$8.79
Smooth untamed flyaways in an instant! Unique, convenient wand adds shine and keeps your hairstyle polished wherever you go. 
This is pretty cool because it’s supposed to be for on the go, making it super convenient when your hair is going crazy in the middle of the day at work or out.

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23 • Red Carpet Manicure Youth Crème
$14.99
Professional salon strength crème instantly delivers non-greasy hydration to even the driest of hands, nails, and cuticles. 
This is perfect for me because of the horrible way that I treat my cuticles… hopefully this will help me take care of them the right way!

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{There was a note included in the box that said that although Sation was unable to be included in the box, they added an extra gift instead, this was my “special surprise” gift}

24 • Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips French Mani
$12.99
I have used these before and absolutely love them! I am happy to have the traditional french manicure option as this look goes great with anything, anytime of the year! I received the strip color #007 French Twist.

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This was such an excellent box, with an amazing value of $335.45!

These boxes generally go live around 11am CST, and they sell out within about 20 minutes. You have to log on quickly and order one before they are all gone! I’m already getting excited for the spring box!

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Baribox November 2013 Review

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Even the mailing address is decorated cute!

The Box

Baribox is a paper crafting subscription service that I just started subscribing to this month. They carefully curate projects for inspiration and creative results! I absolutely LOVED this box!! It was more perfect than I ever even thought it would be!

“BARiBOX is a carefully curated subscription service with a selection of 5 paper and crafting products. The products are from your favorite brands to hidden gems; your products will span a number of categories; from tools to paper, stickers to ribbon, you will be so excited every time you get your monthly subscription box.”
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cost
BARiBOX month-to-month subscriptions are only $12.99, which includes shipping! There is never an additional fee for shipping your box (unless you are an international customer). A 6-month subscription is $76 and a 12-month subscription is $154.

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Whats inside
{2 Christmas stamps, red ink pad, silver glitter glue, Christmas colors loose fine glitter, gift tags, tweed string, snowflake paper punch, blank red card w/ white lining}

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I LOVE this box! It’s not expensive, and it gives some great odds and ends on the crafting front. It’s excellent!
Another great gifting idea! 🙂

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Fancy Pants Food Box November 2013 Review

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The Box
This is the very first Fancy Pants Food box! I am so SO excited that I heard about it beforehand and was able to snag the first box for free (they were giving away free boxes from a promotion code I had found)! Even if I DID have to pay for this box, I would have still absolutely loved it! As a matter of fact, I believe I WILL be paying for this box next month; I want to keep them coming!

Fancy Pants Food box is “…Amazing food you’ve probably never heard about, to your doorstep every month. You get 5-8 trial sized products and they are always from off the wall brands that are new and up and coming or just that you most probably haven’t heard of before or are really familiar with. This is certainly a wonderfully unique box!
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cost
This box is ONLY $10/month! That is such a great price if the boxes are always like their first amazing box this month.
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the goods
In this first box, a card was included with a little list of the products + prices of full sized items. They also have a “Fall” theme going.

Fall is in the air! It’s the perfect time for family, friends, and FOOD! We hope you enjoy all of the great discoveries in this month’s box.”

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Whats inside
1 • Lord Nut Levington – Peanuts
$0.75/packet = $1.50
Cheddar Cheese & Jalapeño + Spicy Bloody Mary flavored peanuts?!?! YES PLEASE!!!!! This brand looks absolutely amazing, there are so many other super unique and delicious sounding flavors of nuts on the website! Can’t wait to buy more of these!
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2 • Snapz – Crunch Zucchini
$1.99
A unique way to eat veggies… I know I’ll love these, especially if I have some spare dip of some kind…. nom nom nom!
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3 • Kelapo – Coconut Oil
$1.10
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4 • Oats – Granola, Vanilla Almond
about $1
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5 • Hint Mint – Green Tea Mints
$2.45
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6 • JJ’s Sweets – Cocomels
about $1.80
I’ve had these before so I absolutely freaked out when I saw them in this box…. they are SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS!!!!!
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product value
Cocomels: $1.80
Mints: $2.45
Oats: $1
Oil: $1.10
Snapz: $1.99
Peanuts: $1.50
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TOTAL VALUE: $9.84
I think this box has a great value for wonderful, unique snacks that I wouldn’t have found or tried from anywhere else. This box was perfectly amazing and I will only hope that it’ll keep getting better and better. This box would also make a fabulous gift!
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Wantable Intimates November 2013 Review

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The Box
Wantable Intimates box is 4 to 5 premium essentials, handpicked to perfectly match your preferences. You can expect camis, panties, socks, & more. Wantable sends out personalized boxes hand picked from their stylists. They currently have different categories of subscriptions, including the Intimates, Makeup, Accessories, and right now, the special Holiday themed box.
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cost
You can subscribe for $36/month, or you can do a one-time purchase box for $40.
the goods
I LOVE that they include an invoice/list of the products, including their retail value. Some of the items even come with the tags still on it, so it’s nice to know that we’re actually getting quality brands here for these delicate undergarments/pj’s.
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Whats inside
1 • Fleur’t – Bralet
$36.00
“This comfy, soft bralet is the perfect thing when you want a little coverage while lounging around the house. The lace trim makes it pretty too!”
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2 • Jockey Collection Preferred by Rachel Zoe – Polka Dot Lace Underwear
$12.00
“This hip hugger provides full front coverage with wider sides and cheeky back coverage. Fabric content: 84% nylon/16% Lycra spandex. Machine wash & dry. Imported.”
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3 • Kiby’s – Thong Underwear
$15.00
“This comfortable thong panty features a bright pop of floral pattern.”
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4 • Betsey Johnson – Sleep Shorts
$29.00
“These comfy sleep shorts feature a chic and timeless houndstooth print with pink trim to keep it modern and fun!”
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product value
Shorts: $29
Thong: $15
Hip hugger: $12
Bralet: $36
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TOTAL VALUE: $92.00
This box total is amazing!! The quality/value of the products is incredible for such a low price to pay up front. I hope I’m not just this happy because it’s my first box and that they continue to send great, quality intimate products. Certainly happy about trying this one out!
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