Friday, July 18, 2014

July 2014 Popsugar Must Have Box Review

Please watch my unboxing video and then come back and read this post :)









The Popsugar Must Have Box is a subscription box which costs $39.99 per month, BUT all the products you get are full size and the boxes are always worth more than $100! If you love getting surprises than this box is for you!









The items in the box:

1.) Michael Stars Beach Hat : Do not hate the hat but it is a tad big for my head. I will try to wear it at some point. I wish it was not the big item in the box, but it does not break the box for me either. Value: $48

2.) French Bull Ziggy Salad Servers: These are so cute but I do not really host parties or have a need to dish out salad. My boyfriend and I just dish it out with a fork. I have not decided if I will keep these or not. Value: $12

3.) Sun Bum Sunscreen and Lotion: I love that they gave us both sunscreen and aloe lotion! I will for sure use these and I have never tried the Sun Bum brand so I am excited. I am also glad that they do not expire in less than a year like the one they gave us last year. $20

4.) ACME Party Box Company Chevron Straws: Once again these are cute but I do not have parties or really anyone over for drinks so I am not sure when I will get around to using these. Maybe when I live closer to people or have a nicer place. $7

5.) TKO Jump Rope: This item made the box for me. Finally a fitness item that I do not have AND can use! I love the soft grip handles and the color of the jump rope! $13

6.) Dang Foods Toasted Coconut Chips: These were SO good. I wish the bag was bigger. They are already all gone, unfortunately. I also wish they sold them around me but the closest place is about 30 minutes away and I never have any reason to actually head out that way. I have seen them online but you do have to buy in bulk and I do not have the funds for that at the moment. $3

7.) Revlon Bold Lacquer Length & Volume Mascara -  This is the special extra this month and I am super excited. I have never tried a Revlon mascara. I am also happy that the extra is an item and not a useless gift card coupon! I hope we do not get any more mascaras for a few months though because I probably have about 10 of them at the moment!


This was a really good box. I am happy with it and do feel it was worth my money. I wish I could get more use out of some of the items but I am sure if I hold on to them I eventually will. I will also try to make the hat work but we shall see! Once again, can not wait until next months box!


Total value of the box: $110

To sign up go here: http://popsu.gr/THB

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Review: Azure Naturals ULTIMATE VITAMIN C Serum


Finally a Vitamin C serum that shows results in just a few weeks. This can be used as an anti-aging product, but since I am not (noticeably) aging yet I do not see any youthful results in that regard, but it does help clear up blemishes and sun spots! Discolored skin? No more! On top of that it also prevents future sun damage. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

The serum felt nice on your face (no oily residue) and it came with both a dropper and a pump nozzle so you can pick whichever you prefer. I prefer the pump personally. The smell is not terrible but it does not have a perfume like scent either.

What I loved most about this product is that it has high quality ingredients, is made in the USA, AND has a ONE YEAR 100% back money guarantee if you do not like the results. Finally a company that CARES about its customers! The company will refund the price of the product and the shipping no matter where you purchased the product.

I love products where the company takes care of you. Being honest and and faithful TO me is what makes me honest and faithful to a company.

You can purchase the product on Amazon for 19.95. It is fulfilled by Amazon and it is free shipping for prime members.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Review: Adovia Mineral Lift Facial Serum


I typically look for one product that will replace a few products. I hate having three products that each do one thing taking up shelf space (shelf space that I do not have much of as it is). Also, remembering (and just gathering enough energy) to use all of the products each night is a miracle. I loved the Adovia Mineral Lift Facial Serum because it is a multitasker!

This serum combines Vitamin C, Dead Sea Salt, and Green Tea that is skin lifting, moisturizing, and non-oily. It also provides 21 minerals for healthy skin.

I loved that this serum was heavy enough to also be moisturizing but was also not too thick and was not oily. The smell was very light and was non-existent once you applied it to your face.

I am in my late 20's so while I can not really tell how well it worked on anti-aging, I can tell you that my skin appears a lot brighter than it has before using this product for 30 days. My skin also has not broken out as much.

You can purchase the product on Amazon for $49.00 (with free shipping). Although the price may scare you just remember that this one bottle takes care of all your Vitamin C, Moisturizer, and Anti-aging needs and it also has the added bonus of Dead Sea Salt and Green Tea which are supposed to do wonders for your face and reduce puffiness under your eyes.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Review: Ozeri 5-Piece Wine Bottle Corkscrew & Accessory Set (Great Gift Item)



If you are stumped on what to give someone for their next Birthday or Holiday why not change up the practical bottle of wine for a Wine Bottle Accessory Kit. Most people do not own kits like these and while they do not need them 100% of the time they can come in handy!

The Ozeri 5 Piece Wine Bottle Corkscrew & Accessory Set comes with a stainless steel corkscrew with foil cutting knife, a drip stop collar, a combination wine pourer/stopper, and a foil cutter. 

The Kit comes in an easy to open (once you get the hang of it and learn to slip your nail in the middle) wine bottle shaped packaging. You can either keep the bottle on your counter or store it on a wine rack, either way you will not lose track of all the tools! Even though the kit is only $16.95 on Amazon all of the tools were very well crafted. The corkscrew was also very easy to use, which I can not say about ALL corkscrews that I have tried!

I have used this quite a few times and have even lent it out to someone to use for the night and it makes the night much easier if you are entertaining a lot of guests.


This will for sure to be a go to gift when I am doubting what I should get an acquaintance or the next time I need a secret Santa gift!



You can purchase the Set for $16.95 on Amazon.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June 2014 Birchbox Unboxing & Review

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Overall thoughts: I give this box a rating of 4/5. All of the products I would use but it is not my favorite box this year. Birchbox lost a point for including both a small perfume sample AND foil packets in the same box.




Inside the box is:

1.) Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum | This was such a small sample I finished it after 3 days (and that was using it once a day, not twice). I can not give a review on it's effectiveness just because I could not use it long enough to tell. However,  it did smell well and it absorbed well and was not greasy on the face.  Full size, $62

2.)  Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain | Not a huge sample but it will be great to put in my purse. The packaging is also super cute. Full size, $20

3.) Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo, Conditioner, and OI All in One Milk | I did like that they included all these products as one and not as individuals. The Conditioner and Oil are foil packets though. I wish the conditioner could at least have matched the size of the shampoo. Then this box would have been a 5. Full Size, $24-28

4.)  Harvey Prince Hello Perfume | This is such a sweet citrus smell I absolutely love it. I wish they would have made it a tad bigger! Full Size, $55

5.)  Perlier Body Cream Shea Almond | This a such a nice smelling lotion and a good sample size. I am excited for this! Full Size, $28.45 







Is this box worth $10: Yes, I actually got more items than the last box and most of these were costly items.
Is this box worth my $10: Yes. After reviewing the last box I actually probably like the two equally it is just this one I was not excited when opening because of the perfume and foil packets. I will get some good use out of the shampoo, body cream, and lip stain though.

Disclaimer: These opinions are my own and I was not asked, nor do I get compensation, to review the box or these items.

If you would like to sign up for the Beauty Box yourself, here is the link: https://www.birchbox.com?raf=l4w14

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 2014 Popsugar Must Have Box Review

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Please watch my unboxing video and then come back and read this post :)








The Popsugar Must Have Box is a subscription box which costs $39.99 per month, BUT all the products you get are full size and the boxes are always worth more than $100! If you love getting surprises than this box is for you!








The items in the box:

1.) Book-"The One & Only" by Emily Giffin : I do not mind getting books in the box but I prefer non-fiction so I actually sold this one. We have yet to get a new release movie (or any movie) on DVD since I have been subscribed. The only DVDs we end up getting are work out DVDs so I would like to get that at some point instead of a book or work out DVD. Value: $28

2.) SachaJuan Shiny Citrus Body Lotion: Super excited for this. It is a citrus (but sweet) scent. The bottle looks like a test bottle, not finished packaging. Value: $24

3.) Turkish-T Beach Towel:Not really excited for this at all. It is a very thin towel so you can sit on it or wrap it around you but it is not really good for drying off. Do not know if I will use it or how I will use it since I do not frequent the beach. $32

4.) You Smell Lemon Wet Wipes: This are wipes you can use to freshen up when you can not shower. Not a Must Have for me but I am sure I will use them at some point. $6

5.) Lollies Basics Hair Ties:This is my favorite item in this months box. I am already using these and I just opened the box yesterday. They are super chic hair ties! $8

6.) One Potato Two Potato Hawaiian BBQ Chips: These are delicious but they only gave us a snack size bag. Usually they give a larger version OR provide two snacks in the box. Wish these were bigger. $2

"Special Extra" - I am not numbering this, and it does not even receive a bold title in my opinion, even though Popsugar counts this as an item. I DO NOT. They gave us a $15 "Gift Card" to Native Union. This is a COUPON not a GIFT CARD. It can NOT be used on sale items OR towards shipping. Honestly when they do things like this I feel so jipped. I do not care if you throw this in the box but give us an item from the company also or give us something else as the special extra.



This is not a bad box, even though the gift card situation always make me angry. I did enjoy the box even though I will only use a few items from it. I hope next month will be better though :)


Total value of the box: $100 ($115 if you count the coupon, I personally do not).

To sign up go here: http://popsu.gr/THB

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