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Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Ipsy Bag review

My Ipsy "Beauty School" bag came this month and came with so many great products! The white with orange polka dot bag can be transformed into a cute pencil case also! Ipsy did a great job in selecting the items for me- these are probably my top 5 picks out of the all the products they were sampling for this month. :)

Here's what I got:
- Klorane Dry Shampoo (I've gotten this in my Birchbox already so already use and love it!)
- Dr. Brandt Pores No More! Pore Refiner Primer
- Urban Decay Perversion mascara- mini sized is great for travel
- Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo lip balm in Mandarin Green Orange Ginger
- J. Cat beauty eyeshadow in Half Naked (more of a peachy color)

Haven't joined Ipsy yet? Join today! Fab monthly goodies for $10 bucks a month!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August PopSugar Must Have Box Review

Yes- I finally got my PopSugar Must Have box and I am extremely pleased with what I received! Of course I saw all the spoilers prior to getting my box so it wasn't a complete surprise. But it was so much better to see my items in person. Plus I didn't know if I was going to get the necklace or the earrings.

Here's what I got in my #MUSTHAVE August box:
-Kendra Scott's Elisa necklace in Black Cat's Eye
-Paddywax candle in Ocean Tide + Sea Salt
-bite Beauty Lip gloss- a new shade just for Popsugar must have subscribers.
-Goodbyn snack containers
-Lollia's At Last Perfumed Shower Gel
-Mason Jar Cookie Company cookie mix in Celebrate! 
- EXTRA: Think Thin brownie crunch protein bar (perfect for snacking)

I also used a $10 off coupon which made this even sweeter. You can get next month's box for $10 off too using code:  MUSTHAVEMOM (expires soon!)

Psyched for September's #PopsugarMUSTHAVE box now! Look forward to Fall favorites and getting ready for the cooler weather.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BareBlissBox now available !

I recently discovered a new natural beauty box- BlissBareBox which debuts their September box next month! I'm excited to check this out as they just released which brands will be in the premiere box. 

There won't be any foil sized samples here! Monthly subscriptions start at $16.99/month or $12.99/month with a 3 month subscription.

Check out bareblissbox.com for more details! 

Birchbox and Dr. Jart event on 8/21

RSVP at http://ow.ly/AshBb 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

August Birchbox review

This month's Birchbox, themed "Lighten Up" was a treat! Full of deluxe sized samples, this has got to be one of the better boxes from Birchbox this year!

We got to choose a sample again and I chose the Laura Geller Cool Lids eyeshadow in a silvery shade.

I also got the Ageless BodyCream from Harvey Prince which smells amazing, a nugg face mask in revitalizing which contains flaxseed and peppermint oil, and a Neil George shampoo and Conditioner set. I would have loved to get the Benefit Lollitint but many of the other products I have already tried!! :) 

The Nugg Mask is pretty amazing and I can't wait to pick up some more at my local Target.

Excited for next month's Birchbox!! I got mine delivered before the 10th which is amazing considering I got mine pretty late the prior month. 

Have you signed up ? Don't forget each month you can do reviews to get about ~$5 worth of points to shop on Birchbox.com!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

#BeautyConLA is this Saturday!

This Saturday is going to be epic!! It's the BeautyCon and is packed with so many beauty lovers, gurus and fans! 

There will also be a performance with Rixton and celebs such as Shay from PLL (pretty little liars) :) 

Don't forget to buy your tix here: http://bit.ly/1zE7kTE so you can join in on all the fun!!

The Conscious Collection: Back to School edition

Right now you can get this amazing box full of natural goodies - ranging from skincare to snacks to lifestyle products - from The Conscious Collections. This box also supports the Teens Turning Green program.

Get all this for $75! A steal considering all this is valued at over $225+.

I'm excited to try 5 different Acure Organics products and many more! I think this box will hold me over until their Holiday one.. :)

Check out http://theconsciouscollections.com to learn more!

Friday, August 08, 2014

August Wantable Accessories Box review

This month, I decided to try some new subscription boxes.. some are a bust and some are a must! :) This month, I decided to get the Wantable Accessories box. Wantable offers boxes for Makeup, Intimates and Accessories. (Coming soon- a Fitness box!) Over the winter, I got the Intimates box and loved the variety of items I received ranging from socks to tanks to undies. (See previous box here.)

The Accessories box looked amazing.. so I had to sign up.
How Wantable works:
-Complete a quiz to tailor your preferences on items that you LOVE, LIKE and DISLIKE. (You won't get items that you "DISLIKE" and you're more likely to get the items you LOVE.)
-Select a monthly subscription for $36/month or $40/month for a one-time subscription.
-Wait patiently for your box! :)

I decided to choose necklaces, watches and scarves for this box. Here's what I got in my Accessories box this month (based on account)

It was hard to see the pattern of the scarf, so in real life, here's what the items look like:

Overall, I'm pleased that the items were based on my personal quiz. The necklaces were both dainty but I would have loved to have a bold necklace in the mix. (sort of like the one that was featured on the site) I also would have liked to see some other items that was featured.  The scarf is a great addition though for my Fall wardrobe.. it's light, airy and long. The watch has a gray strap and a rose gold frame. It's lightweight and incredibly cute for the summer.

Wantable also has a great return policy- Free shipping and Free returns (including partial returns) if you're not loving it.

Sign up for Wantables today!

Marika Slimming Capri Review

This month, I have been putting my new Marika Capri Shaping pants to good use! I've worn these during my jogs to stretch them out and also during my at-home workout sessions. They are amazing!! They've got mesh on the side so it is completely breathable and although my pair feels snug on me at the waist, everywhere else fits and looks so slimming.

I've been wearing Marika Magic fitness wear for years now so I knew this was going to be something that I would love to wear. It's simply magic when I wear this- meaning I feel more confidant when working out! 

It is originally $55 but for a limited time, you can get this at 30% off using the code: MM30 at Marika.com. 
In fact, the coupon is 30% off your entire purchase so be sure to check out their sale section! Hurry! Offer expired 8/31/14.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Summer Subscription Boxes Recap

Happy August!! and Happy Summer!! This month is going to be amazing (yes- I can feel it) and I thought I would try some new boxes to add to the mix of my AWESOME summer subscription boxes.

Check out my reviews from what I have already received this summer by clicking on the link or image:

* FabFitFun Summer VIP box

* Quarterly's Nina Garcia's box

* Fancy's Nicky Hilton box

* Fabletic's July Outfit

* Quarterly's #MIZFIT03 box

Here are some themes that I've gathered from some of my summer boxes:
- Water bottles! It's all about hydration this summer and I've added 2 new bottles to my current collection. Winner? The Thermos Filtration Bottle from #MIZFIT03
- Pink polish - yes it's this summer's mission to find the perfect coral. I got them in the FabFitFun box, Nicky Hilton's and Nina Garcia's boxes. Although they are all different shades, I think I have enough to last for next summer! Winner? All 3!!!
-Clutches- makeup pouches are always in so I don't mind adding them to my collection :) Winner?  The fish clutch from Nina Garcia's! Incredibly unique and something so out there that I wouldn't have gotten for myself.
- Shoe accessories- I got a cute pair from Nina Garcia's box and a phone holder from Nicky's box. Winner? Nicky's Fancy Phone holder.. red stiletto's and useful!
-Candles- Also got this from Nina's and Nicky's boxes! (They must think alike!) Winner? It's a Tie.. I adore both the NEST candle and Paddywax candle since they both have different scents that are refreshing for the summer.
-Beauty products (galore!)- From Ice water eye gel pads to Flash Facial to my new favorite shaving Gel, it's also a tough one. I'll get back to you on that after I keep using them all this summer.
-Fitness- Ok so I chose to get the Fabletics outfit and the Quarterly #MIZFIT box that centers around fitness and styling... but hey, it's the summer and I enjoy working out fashionably and in comfort!

Summer's not over yet!! But I'm sure loving everything that I got so far. Cheers to another fantastic month for this summer.Look forward to the next boxes for the Fall!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nicky Hilton's July Fancy Box Review

This week I was gifted the awesome Nicky Hilton curated Fancy box! I heard about this weeks ago but didn't get a chance to get it... Luckily, I didn't order! :)

This items came in a pretty big box and was surprised to see that they all fit on the bottom half. Quite nice packaging though! There was also an adorable Fancy envelope including a receipt and a Popsicle sticker. (First Fancy box so first sticker!)

Here's what I got:
* NCLA nailpolish in I Only Fly Private-pretty coral for the summer
* LUMO gold necklace with a heart -adorbs!,
* Pumped Up phone holder in red stilettos
* Paddywax Candle in Gardenia & Tuberose- smells amazing!!
* Journal with Moby Dick cover- my new Gratitude journal 

The box is available monthly for $39/month. Interested in checking out this box or other Fancy boxes, go to Fancy.com  

Thanks to my bestie for this gift!!!! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fabletics Review- complete workout outfit for $25!

Looking for stylish and comfortable workout outfits? Look no further!  Fabletics is an affordable site that offers many different workout outfit choices ranging from $49.99 + for 2-3 pieces. The outfit I chose below contains a workout tee, sports bra in their new bright pattern and shorts! I needed new workout shorts for the summer so this was a no-brainier. I usually like to choose outfits with 3 solid pieces so I can mix and match for other workout outfits.

They are offering your first outfit for half off- so you can get this for only $25!! The material is super comfy and soft. I like that the pieces make a great outfit and also can be worn with what you may already have in your closet. If you haven't checked it out yet, go to Fabletics and browse their outfits today!!

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