Friday, July 12, 2013

The BEST of JUNE 2013!

I want to start doing a best of post for each month! I want to share my favorites from all the boxes I receive each month! Since I don't post individual reviews of each and every box I receive, so this way i can share the best items!!!

1. Bespoke Post- Himalayan Salt Block- Oh my gosh this was my FAVORITE thing this month! We just used it tonight for ice cream and are going to use it to cook flank steak fajitas! If they taste even close to as delicious as this ice cream did I will die happy. ;-)

2. Treatsie- Southern Pecan Toffee- This stuff was amazing! I loved it. A layer of chocolate, delicious toffee and nuts! I suggest EVERYONE buys some!

3. MaryKay Influesnter- Cream Eye Color- Purple Shade
   This eyeshadow is amazing! Its so creamy and smooth! I have used it so much!

4. Birchbox- Violet Oasis Lotion - I got this tiny sample of orange lotion and its fantastic. I cannot describe how much I want to buy more of this because of how great it smelled. However for $35 bucks I will stick with Nivea. :-) Or maybe use some Birchbox points.....with an anniversary code?

5. Glossybox- C. Booth Mist- I dont understand what this does, but it smells amazing, and just feels good on my skin!

6.The Fancy- corkcicle- I wanted one of these sooooo bad! its great, and I love it and having it for picnics etc.

7.Bulu- Flapjack Pancake Mix- I was on the bulu site looking at different items to spend points on, and saw this pancake mix. I ALMOST bought it, but instead I got something else, and I was surprised to find it in the bulu box and sooo excited to try it! And its delicious AND protein filled!

8. Target Beauty Box- Venus and Olay Razor- This razor is good. I don't need shaving cream, and it leaves my skin feeling good, not dry etc. I just like it! I also left for a week and came back and it wasn't all rusty or gross, like the soap bar didn't just melt on my shower. Yay!

9. Goodies- Dream Water- This stuff came in another box and it tasted, urm not so much. However the tea version from my goodies was way tastier! It also does work well, and I have had some sleeping issues the past few months since my father passed away. I am very grateful for every bottle of dream water anyone wants to send my way!

10. Popsugar- Fit Popcorn- This was so good! and only 37 calories per serving, it was yummmy!

Those are my FAVORITES from June 2013! What did you love? what item was the BEST of your sub boxes? 

*some of the links are referral links, and i will get points for anyone who uses them to sign up* 

Hautelook Summer Beauty Bag

I am so excited about this beauty bag from Hautelook! It looks amazing! Its only $20 and I already bought mine, but I wanted to share why its such a great deal!

I love mascara, and one of the items is Lorac Special Effects Mascara, which on the sephora site is sold for $23.... the beauty bag is only $20 (Yes it also costs around $6 for shipping) but you also get 14 items, and a beauty case! Hello DEAL! It has mixed reviews, but is a 4 star average so I am ready to try this mascara!

I also am super excited to try the WHISH Orange Cream Body Butter. I love all things citrus and i really enjoyed the blueberry shave cream from my birchbox... so I am stoked to try this! I hope i love it..and yet hope its not a HG because this stuff is expensive, and I cannot find this Orange Scent on the nordstrom or whish sites. So that makes me want it even more!!! haha

If you are not already signed up with Hautelook please use my link here because it will give me referral credit and I would love that! If you are already signed up GO BUY THIS its such a great deal!

This is the list of items from the Hautelook Site!

Beauty Bag Includes:
Hautelook Polka Dot Cosmetic Case

Blow Pro After Blo, Strong Hold Finishing Spray: For hold that won't let you down, Blow Pro After Blow Strong Hold Finishing Spray strengthens and conditions hair as it sets. Its fast-drying action locks out humidity and prevents frizz. Free of residue and weight that can shorten the life of your style, this is super-hold you can rely on all day long.
- Finishing spray
- Soy protein
- Sulfate free
- Paraben free
- Not animal tested
- Safe for color-treated hair
- Size: 1.5 oz.

Lashfood Nano-Peptide Natural EyeLASH Conditioner: Nourish lashes with this revolutionary, natural eyelash conditioner featuringNano-Peptide Technology. Created by a team of cosmetic scientists, this breakthrough, powerful formula is clinically proven to provide the appearance of longer, thicker lashes and to transform frail and brittle lashes to become healthy and strong. 

With high concentration of active ingredients, the Nano-Peptide Complex gives users faster results than the LAshFood's Original, Natural Eyelash Conditioner.
- Size: 0.02 fl oz.

Grab n' Go Pony Compact:
- Color: white, burgundy, pink
- Size: 3" x 3" Compact size
- Set of 3

Miracle 10 AHA Cream: A skin soothing exfoliator to help relieve dry skin, promote an even skin texture, and minimize the signs of aging.
- Size: 10 mL 

Diptyque Eau de Toilette Fragrance: 
Yves Coueslant, a diptyque founder, recalls that to get to the sea in the heat of a Greek summer, you had to walk through a natural orchard of wild fig trees. Returning from Paris, co-founder Desmond Knox-Leet brought back a few leaves of fig trees in a little box only to discover that years later that the leaves had lost none of their fragrance.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil : This Lip Pencil glides on smoothly, stays creamy, and keeps lipstick, gloss, and stains from feathering out of bounds. 
- Travel size 24/7 glide-on lip pencil
- 0.8 g POIDS NET/NET WT. 0.03 oz

LORAC Special Effects Mascara in Black: Special Effects Conditioning Primer contains natural oils, DL-Panthenol and plant extracts to prime your lashes, leaving lashes stronger and softer. The carbon black, Defining and Lengthening Mascara is formulated with unique polymers to stretch and hold lash shape for clump and flake-free lashes that last all day. Both formulas are infused with Mother of Pearl to keep lashes supple, healthy, and shiny. Double your lash intensity with Special Effects.
- Size: 0.35 oz.

Crown Brush Travel Brush Set:
- Set of 5
Powder Brush (Goat/Sable Mix)
- Oval Shadow (Sable Blend)
- Angle Liner (Taklon)
- Oval Lip (Taklon)
- Brow Groomer (Polystyrene)
- Vinyl sleeve approx 2.65in. x 4in.
- Manufacturing process is 100% animal cruelty free 

Whish Orange Cream Body Butter (Nordstrom Exclusive): This Nordstrom Exclusive Orange Cream body butter is a truly indulgent body cream with a unique tripe antioxidant formula. This fully loaded lotion, delicious smelling lotion softens and soothes the skin while also helping to replenish and firm. Available on-line and in stores during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
- Size: 0.50 oz.
- Moisturizes with organic shea butter, organic raspberry butter and organic aloe
- Firms with organic seaweed extract
- Purifies with organic rice bran oil
- Free of parabens, sulfates, DEA and TEA, and petrochemicals

L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream:
Enriched with 20% Shea Butter, this super-creamy balm penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturize hands. Honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are blended with Shea Butter to create this extremely effective care. The rich texture is rapidly absorbed to leave the hands soft and smooth with no oily traces.
- Size: 0.03 oz.
- Lactic acid 6%: a gentle exfoliant derived from sugar
- Vitamin E: antioxidant and hydrating properties
- Hyaluronic acid: hydrates the skin

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in the Color of the Season: NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick is our classic lipstick for all occasions. The mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvet texture, saturated color and it resists wear and smudging. It's your go-to lipstick.
- Color: Vitamin, Margarita
- Size: 0.14 oz.

Half Body Classic Towelettes: 
Exfoliate, tan and moisturize all-in-one with the revolutionary and patented self-tanning towelettes for face and body. 
Original formula is ideal for fair to medium skin tones.
Tantowel towelettes are concentrated with a specialized self-tan formula that works with the proteins and amino acids in skin to produce a healthy and natural sunless tan, unique to you. 
- Contains 10 individual Classic towelettes
- Size: 7in. x 9in. 
- Sunless tan develops within 4 hours and last up to 7 days
- Clean citrus fragrance dissipates within minutes
- Doctor approved & allergy tested
- Not tested on animals

Bonus Product: Mirenesse Lip Bomb in one of 4 shades: #30, 27, 22, or 20: 'Mirror Me'
A Revolutionary color that combines gloss, stain and lacquer all in one!
A satisfying NEW INNOVATION in lip color; beyond gloss, stain or lip lacquer. Color that drenches your lips for a juicy high impact color that's feather-light and super-moist with a velvety finish. Power packed with non-smearing pigment that lasts and lasts. Colors may be mixed easily to create countless intense or nude looks depending on your fashion mood! Infused with a breath refreshing mint taste and Lip Perfecting Spheres plus caring vitamins. Who says you can't have it all? Apply a small amount and mix shades to create your own personal shade! Infinity Lip Applicator allows for professional application of precision color. Don't apply too much! It's better to apply a thin layer first then build it up if you want more color. For extra long wear pair with a matching lip liner.
- Size: 3.1g
- Lip perfecting spheres
- Botanical oils & vitamin e
- Formulated for sensitive skin
- Mirenesse cosmetics are pharmaceutically formulated using organic Australian and safe, high quality and unique ingredients to minimize the risk of allergies

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thursday Thoughts... Happy 4th of July!

Hey Everyone! I am linking up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for Thursday Thoughts again!

1. Happy 4th! I hope everyone is able to enjoy the day with family and friends! I am home with my imediate family, some neighboors, and an aunt uncle and grandmother today!

2. Its SO crazy being away from home and not getting ANY mail for 11 days. 11 DAYS! I am going nuts knowing I have boxes waiting for me!

3. I am a bit bummed about my Julep Warehouse sale order! It came in and my Oprah white box was broken, AND I was missing a ton of pomegranate scrubs! Julep refunded me the money on a gift card for the items because they have none left but I was so excited about using them as gifts! Oh well they gave me more than it cost me so I am waiting for a good sale for that gift card!

4. I am SO excited for Ipsy this month! I love benefits benetint (SPOILER ALERT) and its included along with some other GREAT items!

5. I am throwing my friends shower on Sat and driving home (from NJ to SC) on Sunday with work at 9am on Monday. This was a bad plan, why do I wait for things, and plan them so tight. I REALLY need a long weekend to relax after this trip so I am glad i get Fri-Sat-Sun next week!

6. Its so good to be home with my crazy family, even if I want to choke my lil brother, and murder my baby sister sometimes. I also am aware my grandma is a but nuts, and my mother is crazy too ( I also am turning into my mother) I love them and am glad to be home. I miss my bed, my boyfriend, my puppy, and kitty though!

7. I want to try a new box, and am debating between Yuzen, The new Elf Box, and something else. Whats another good one? I have glossy, popsugar, birchbox, ipsy, lovewithfood, goodies, bulu, consious, and have tried a few others. Another few on my radar are beautybox5, or starlooks maybe? Who has a favorite not on my list!