Thursday, April 18, 2013



I finally got my Birchbox in the mail today! I feel like I am the last person to get it this month lol If you don't know what Birchbox is, it is a monthly beauty subscription that costs $10 a month and you get 4/5 beauty samples and usually a lifestyle extra! Want your own Birchbox, click Here

The items that came in my Birchbox this month are:
Number 4 Non Aerosol Hair Spray (1.45 Fl Oz): This is a very good sample size in my opinion for hairspray and another hair product that I can keep in my purse for while I'm out! It has a nice cologne scent to it and I really like that instead of a pure alcohol smell.

Whish Shave Cream in Blueberry (0.5 Fl Oz): This shaving cream smells amazing, but sadly I am allergic to blueberries and I won't risk using it so I will be giving it to my mom; she will be happy lol

Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On (0.5 Fl Oz): This was my lifestyle extra this month, it is a really nice lifestyle extra compared to the Larabars I have to say! This is used to help reduce puffiness and wake up tired eyes. <3 Yes love this!

Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish in Peony (0.25 Fl Oz): This is a 'mini' size but still a great size for a nail polish! What is really cool about this nail polish is that it changes colors! When you are inside it is a peach color and outside it is red! That is awesome and I am excited to try it out!

Supergoop! CC Cream (3ml): This is a tiny little guy but so cute, I love how cute tiny samples look haha It is in the color light to medium and as you can tell from the swatch on my hand it is a little dark for my skin tone but I'm sure once I rub it in and blend it out it will work fine. 

This month's box also included a free year subscription to Women's Health magazine!



Hey everyone, I finally got my Ipsy bag in the mail today! If you don't know what Ipsy is, it is a monthly subscription that costs $10 per month and you get 4/5 beauty products! If you would like to join you can click Here. I love Ipsy because it is one of the cheapest monthly beauty subscriptions and it usually comes with a great selection of items as well as great sizes! 
Here is what I received in my bag this month!

The first item that I took notice to was this little bottle of Big Sexy Hair in Powder Play! What it is, is a volumizing and texturizing powder! Inside it is about half way full, I wish there was more in there, but a little goes a long way! I love the size (0.07 OZ) because it is easy to keep it in my purse for when I am out and need something quick to use for volume! I'm so excited for this product!! 
Sation Nail Lacquer in Love At First Byte
Yay for a full sized product! This nail polish is a nude pink color. 

Be a Bombshell blush in Sweet Cheeks! 
Another full sized product! Yes Ipsy!! I have been waiting for them to put a blush in a bag that wasn't on a paper for forever! I love this color, it is absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to rock it!

Last but not least, and can you say omg another full-sized product, Two Cosmetics duo eyeshadow in Heartache! 
Although, it is sad because as you can tell it is broken =/ but the Ipsy costumer service is amazing and they are sending me a new one out! 
Overall, Ipsy has once again really impressed me this month! Yes, there was only four products but three of them were full-sized!!! I cannot wait to see what is in store for next month!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Lancome Haul!

A week ago I was on MUT and I saw that someone had posted a coupon code for Lancome that gives you 5 free samples with a worth of $100 with purchase. I picked out a really pretty nail polish ($15) in the color Flirty Red! This was an awesome deal, I mean for $15 I got a ton of stuff! I was so excited to get 5 free 'gifts with purchase' and then became even more excited when checking out I was offered the choice of picking another sample! I couldn't contain myself when it came to getting my purchase free gift wrapping haha I figured that it was such a good deal it was like getting a gift, therefore it deserved the gift wrapping! 

The order came in a really cute plain silver box that will be perfect for re-using

Here is what was in my order!

I love the items!! The problem I have with getting free samples from stores is a lot of times they give items that I'm not really interested in and will never use but these samples are all amazing! 
The eyeshadow is absolutely beautiful and I will definitely get plenty of use of this! It is in the color 600 Gris Fatale.
Juicy Tube in the color Hallucination, I love the color but it is pretty sticky =/ I cannot stand sticky lipgloss! Although, it does have a delicious scent that makes me want to eat it! Don't worry though I won't haha (0.33 FL OZ)
Definicils High Definition Mascara in Black. I am a mascara sample hoarder! I prefer sample sized mascara to full sized mascara because I barely ever stick to just one brand so I like to have them in sample sizes so that I do not waste as much when it comes time to throw them out. (0.07 FL OZ)
Genifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate (0.25 FL OZ) This sample alone is worth $30! 
Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum (0.27 FL OZ)
Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover (1.7 FL OZ) I really like this eye make up remover and have purchased it before so I am happy to have this sample to carry around with me while traveling rather than carrying a full sized one. 
And of course the nail polish! Sorry I didn't clean around the nail after I painted them it was late and I was tired. It is a very nice formula though so I do not mind the $15 price tag. It only took one coat to get a perfect shade and it dried practically instantly!  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013



Hello everyone! I received one of my very last Little Black Bags in the mail! Since my absence I have gotten so many LBB's. I was seriously opening a new bag every week to every other week but due to their recent changes I have closed all of my accounts and have one last bag that I will post in a few days when it gets in. 
But for now let me show you what I got in my bag!


Even though I am no longer happy with LBB I LOVE this haul that I got!

I received:
2 Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Samples (retailed at $3 each)
Be Fine Packette Box ($12)
Sebastian Shaper Hairspray ($17)
 Goose Creek Candle in Burning Oak ($12)
Goose Creek Candle in Cranberry Vanilla ($20)
And last but not least....
My amazing Ivanka Trump Travel Organizer ($95)

The total retail value of my bag was $162! That isn't too bad for only paying about $54.90 including shipping. 

Stay tuned for my next post to see why I have canceled my accounts with LBB and my very last LBB haul! 



I received my first Graze box in the mail and let me say I am impressed!! I have been trying to get a subscription to Graze box for awhile but you can only get in by invite and each subscriber can only invite one person so I finally found someone with a code available and I jumped on it! I signed up to get my box every two weeks, the first and fifth box are free so that makes this subscription even better! The boxes themselves are only $5 per box so at $10 per month I think this is a great deal for some delicious snacks! Here is what I got in my first box!

The box is so cute and it comes via Royal Mail! 
The snacks in my box are:
My Thai Sweet Chili Sauce with Baked Soy Bites
Cookies and Cream: mini chocolate cookies, roasted hazels, white chocolate buttons and sunflower seeds
Tropical Daiquiri: pineapple, lime infused raisins and green mango  
Mississippi BBQ Pistachios
I LOVED EVERY THING! As soon as I got the box I could not resist only having one, I had to open them all. The pistachios are definitely my favorite out of all of them! I cannot wait for my second box, I just got my first one yesterday and I'm already getting impatient for the next one!  
Would you like to sign up for Graze Box? I have a code that is only good for ONE PERSON! So I would jump on it asap if you would like to sign up and don't forget your first and fifth box are free! Here is the code  PYVCVJT
Sorry the code has been taken! I hope you are able to find one if you are searching for one!




I was reading a blog a week or so ago that I, and I saw a monthly subscription that I have never seen before called 28 Day Hug. This monthly subscription is for women aimed directly towards that special time of the month that we all love (can you feel the sarcasm? lol)! I thought it was pretty interesting and cheap at a small amount of $3.99 + $1 s+h so I signed up and had the box sent to me right away so that I could get it in time for my flow. I got my box two days after ordering it! That is the fastest I have ever received a box but that could also be because it was shipped about 3 hours away from me. Still, that is some good customer service!

The box came with an Oregon Chai, Chai Tea Latte. I was so excited about this because I love chai tea lattes, especially when I don't have to pay $3.75 to get one from Starbucks lol. 
The next item I got was a Q.bel All Natural Dark Chocolate Crispy Wafer Bar Rolls. These were so delicious!! I only got one of the two because I was nice and shared with my son, well I guess it is not sharing when he takes one while I'm not looking and runs for it lol!
The next product that I received was something that I am very interested in trying, it is from Corganics and it is a fast relief for menstrual cramps topical cream. I have never used a topical cream for cramps and so I am interested to see if it works!
The next item is a relaxing lavender aromatherapy shower tablet by Aura Cacia. I have not used this yet but I definitely plan to whenever I can find time in my schedule to enjoy a nice long shower.
The last two items in my package were a set of samples from Nature's Gate. There is an eye cream in grape seed and a night cream in avocado. I am actually wearing the night mask right now and it is very moisturizing, it is silky smooth. It has an herbal smell that isn't strong. 
The bad news about this subscription =(
 I received an email today from the company saying that they are going to be taking a break for awhile and canceling all of the subscriptions. I am pretty sad that they are not going to continue because I was going to stick with this sub for awhile. I really enjoyed it and cannot wait for them to return! 

Liebster Award

Liebster Award Post!

I was nominated for the Liebster award by the Lovely blog,
This award is given to bloggers that have less than 200 followers in order for them to help expand their network and get more readers. This is the first time that I have been awarded this so I would like to give a big thank you to Drunken Beauty!

The rules of the Liebster Award are:
Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves (oh goodness).
Each blogger should answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
Pick eleven new bloggers to award the Liebster award to and link them in your post.
Pick eleven new questions for the chosen bloggers.
Go to that bloggers page and tell them about the award.
No tag-backs.

Eleven Random Facts About Me:
1. I am a Harry Potter fanatic, I have read the books at least 5 times each lol
2. I have broken my arms 5 times.
3. When I was younger I hated pink because all the other girls loved it and instead I liked purple and green.
4. I am a box hoarder! I keep all of the boxes that my subscriptions come into, that's normal right? Haha
5. I love to write, even though I am not that great at it. I have started several books but think of a new idea and switch to that before finishing the one I am on. 
6. I graduated half a year early from high school.
 7. I got married when I was 18, and my husband and I are about to celebrate our 5th anniversary =]
8. I love to read books! I prefer books to movies.
9. I like to make a wish at 11:11 every day and night.
10. I'm allergic to blueberries.
11. I have been dying my hair since the 5th grade and have not seen my natural hair color since.

Eleven Questions From Drunken Beauty:
Q: If you could use/purchase one makeup brand for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: If I could only buy one brand of makeup for the rest of my life I would pick Urban Decay because I use a lot of their products in my day to day makeup routines.

Q: What is your go to shade of nail polish for spring?
 A: Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet! I love it!

Q: Does cruelty free status impact your decision to buy a product?
A: It does, if I know that a brand is not cruelty free I will not buy from them. Although, I think that I do need to do a bit more research on products and brands before buying.

Q: Are you a cat or dog person? Why?
A: I'm both; I like dogs for the companionship and their loyalty and I love cats because they don't constantly bug you and are more independent    

Q: What is the last great movie you watched? 
A: Pride and Prejudice; the one with Keira Knightley. I absolutely love that movie! I fall in love with Mr. Darcy every time lol 

Q: Do you prefer red or black licorice?
A: Definitely red!

Q: Tell me about your favorite make up brushes.
A: I actually really like the e.l.f. studio brushes! I love the flat top powder brush and the small stipple brush! For such a cheap price ($3 each) and work remarkably well!

Q: Can you recommend a good eye makeup remover?
A: I actually just got the Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths and they work great at removing eye makeup! Another eye makeup remover I like is Lancome's Bi-Facil Double-action eye makeup remover.

Q: If you could spend a day with one historical person who would it be and why?
A: Hmmmm.... William Shakespeare would be an interesting person to spend a day with. I would love to get writing tips from him lol! Just to be in his presence would be amazing, he is such an amazing writer and I love his work.

Q: What is your favorite summer activity?
A: Exploring the wilderness is a fun summer activity for me; I like to be able to go out and find 'secret spots'. 

Q: Do you wear the same makeup everyday?
A: Just about lol! I either wear a brown smokey eye look or go for a classic cat-eye look. 

My Eleven Questions:

1. What is your favorite magazine?

2.  If you got stuck on a deserted island what 3 things would you pick to bring with you? 

3. Does your astrological sign match your personality? If so, why do you think it does?

4. What is your favorite type of accessory?

5. What is your favorite beauty product?

6. How many countries have you been to?

7. What are some beauty products on your wishlist that you would like to get?

8. What was the last book you read?

9. If you had to choose between only wearing mascara or only wearing lipstick/lipgloss which would you pick?

10. Have you ever been to a concert? If so, what was your favorite one?

11. If you could be any famous person either deceased or alive, who would you want to be and why?         

Eleven Blogs That I Nominate:

1. giggleblush

2. daisyyflower

3. addisonelinor

4. amagicalmom

5. loverosalyn

6. missprisstiff

7. maitesiladi

8. sistaplease

9. beautybyjulianna

10. drugsnmakeup

11. dynamitedoesnails