Saturday, October 15, 2016

FabFitFun Unboxing ~ Fall 2016

Subscription boxes are intriguing to me and I love to watch people unbox them on YouTube.  After I saw the contents of the fall FabFitFun box, I knew I had to have one!  (You can watch my unboxing here.)

Blanket scarves are on trend right now and I love that one was included in the box.  I don't wear a lot of black, but with the white and grey colors mixed in, I think I can make it work.

I'm loving eye shadow palettes at the moment and this Pure Cosmetics Nude Collection palette is very promising.  I love the neutral colors and the mix of shimmer and matte shades.  The BrowGal  gel eyebrow wand was also included in the box and I know that it will be put to good use.

With fall here and a switch to day shift at my job, this coffee tumbler will definitely hold my cinnamon hazelnut coffee in style.  I'm not a morning person, so the saying is rather ironic!

This Spongelle sponge comes loaded with cleanser and is multi-use.  This will be handy on those mornings that I am running late for work.

These adult coloring books are all the rage, but I can't seem to get into them.  I will be gifting this to my sister.

I love essential oils and was happy to see this lavender oil in the box.  It comes in a nice glass bottle that will be pretty to display.

These ToeSox will be great when doing yoga.  I have carpet and always have a problem sliding around when trying to hold a pose.  The grippers on the bottom will keep me in my place.

Since I've reached my fifties, my skin has gone downhill.  This restoring night serum from Skin Laundry may be able to help.

Cottonelle and Secret products are always welcome at my home.

I thought this was a great box for $49.99.  FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box with over $100 worth of items that could be about beauty, fitness or fashion .You can order your own box here:  FabFitFun  I don't know how long this fall box will be available, but this link will give you a discount on whatever box you decide to get (I also receive credits when you sign up through my link).  

What were your favorite items in this box?

Target Beauty Box Unboxing ~ October 2016

I finally was able to snag a Target Beauty Box, thanks to My Subscription Addiction!  They will email you when the box goes live on Target's website, so you can be sure to run to the site and grab one while you can.  They sell out super fast!

I love that it comes with a $3 coupon off of beauty products.  It only is good for a couple of weeks, so I'll have to keep that in mind and not let it expire.

I have been loving the in-shower body lotions, so am excited about this product.  It's for use on wet skin after your shower, not in the shower.  I am hoping it will lock in some moisture for my overly dry skin.

I am a lip balm fanatic, so am so happy to receive this Chapstick.  It's tinted, so it will be great to keep in my truck for those days I'm running errands.

I love to try new-to-me products and this cushion foundation looks like a great one to try.  I like that they sent three different colors so that you can hopefully find one close to your complexion to try.

This next set is a shampoo and conditioner with a great peppermint scent.  I'm going to save these for use in December, as that is the time of year that I love the smell of peppermint.  Really happy to see both the shampoo and conditioner!

That was everything in this month's box and I am so glad I was able to snag one.  I think it's a great value for only $7!  I am still waiting on my Fall Walmart Beauty Box, as it also usually packs a big punch and it's only $5.  

Take a look at my unboxing video.  Do you purchase the Target or Walmart beauty boxes?

Sunday, October 2, 2016

GlossyBox Unboxing - September 2016

I'm so excited to share with you what I got in my first Glossybox.  I ordered the September 2016 box and used the code "Secret" and got a free box from an earlier month.  I'm going to start with the earlier box, which was from June 2016 and the theme was the Tony Awards.

It's a beautiful box filled with glittery and dramatic items.

Caolion Premium Hot & Cool Pore Pack Duo- Full size is $30.00/ 1.8 oz

LA Splash Lip Lacquer High Pigment Collection- Full Size is $18.00/ One Piece

SinfulColors Kylie Jenner Denim and Bling Nail Polish- Full Size is $3.00/ 0.5 fl. oz.

Sebastian Professional Whipped Creme- Full Size $20.00/ 5.3 oz.

TanTowel Half  Body Classic- Full Size $27.00/ 10 Towelettes

Icona Milano Emotion Allowed Mascara- Full Size $19.00/ 0.34 fl. oz.

So, the polish, the lip lacquer and mascara were full sized products.  The rest were sample sized, which gives the box a value of approximately $59.51.  

Caolion Pore Pack Duo Sample approx. $10.71
LA Splash Lip Lacquer - Full size $18.00
Kylie Jenner Nail Polish- Full size $3.00
Sebastian Professional Whipped Creme Sample approx. $3.40
TanTowel Sample (2 towelettes) approx. $5.40
Icona Milano Emotion Allowed Mascara Sample approx. $19.00

Now for September's box.  The theme was Secret Garden and included a specially designed box by Antonio Soares.  It is absolutely gorgeous!

Sesderma Sensyses Cleanser- Full Size Cleanser $20.00/ 6.8 fl. oz.
C-Vit Moisturizing Serum- Full Size Serum $52.00/ 1.0 fl. oz.

Premier Dead Sea Prestige Eye Serum- Full size $350.00/ 1.2 fl. oz.  I received the full size!!

Korres Modern Greek Apothecary Volcanic Minerals Twist Eyeshadow  Full Size $18.00/ One Piece

ModelLauncher Brow Duo Pencil- Full Size $12.00/ One Piece

Borghese Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara  Full Size  $19.50/ 0.3 oz.

I received three full sized items for a box total of $393.17!  

Sesderma Sensyses Cleanser and C-Vit Moisturizing Serum Samples approx. $1.47 & $5.20
Premier Dead Sea Prestige Eye Serum- Full size $350.00!
Korres Modern Greek Apothecary Volcanic Minerals Twist Eyeshadow  Full Size $18.00
ModelLauncher Brow Duo Pencil- Full Size $12.00
Borghese Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara Sample approx. $6.50

You can watch my unboxing video here.  If you would like to receive your own GlossyBox, click here.  What's the best item that you have received from GlossyBox?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Peaches & Petals Subscription Box - September 2016

Peaches & Petals is a monthly lifestyle subscription box that is $21 a month.  This is the second box that I have received since signing up for the service.

 Peaches and Petals includes a card that lists all of the items in the box, however, no retail value is given. On the back of this card they explain how to enter their monthly contest on social media.  This month's theme is Cuteness Overload and this month's prize for the contest is a $50 gift card to Starbucks. Also included was a coupon for $50 off two boxes from Hello Fresh.

I am going to include some price estimates based on  Google searches and will have them in parentheses so you can have an idea of the value of the box.  Here are the items that I received:

Mermaid Socks ($14 on Amazon)- this was this month's spoiler item revealed on Instagram

Unicorn Pillow Cover (16" x 16" sells for $20)

Cat Coin Purse ($6)

Totes Adorbs Tote Bag ($5)

Cute Surprise (XO Eco Sandwich Wrap $13 on Amazon)

I loved the cat coin purse and the sandwich wrap!  However, the remaining items were a miss for me. What was your favorite item this month?  Watch my unboxing video here
Peaches & Petals September 2016 Unboxing

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

BoxyCharm Subscription Box- August 2016

A few weeks ago, I signed up for a subscription service called BoxyCharm.  It's a monthly subscription service that is $21 a month and my first shipment was the August box.  It came in a matte black box that fit right inside my mailbox.

Inside was a description card that listed all of the items included in the box and the retail cost of each item.  Each month has a theme and this one was "Express Yourself".  I ordered right before the cutoff for next month's box, which I believe caused me to receive some different items than others received.

 I received the following:

OFRA Professional Magnetic Makeup Palette  $58

Aloette Time Repair Serum  $48

Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick  $10

Makeup Eraser AmpliMascara  $23

Tatcha Petal Fresh Original Aburatorigami $12

I was really pleased with the items that I received and impressed with the size and quality.  Most of these will be put to good use by me or I will give them to family and friends.  I can't wait for September's box to arrive!  How did you like this month's box?  Let me know in the comments what you thought or check out my BoxyCharm Unboxing Video on YouTube and let me know there.

If you don't subscribe, below is my referral link. I will get some charms to use towards items purchased on the BoxyCharm site if you decide to use it.

Peaches and Petals Subscription Box- August 2016

I have been trying out several subscription boxes lately to see how they compare.  My son had given me a subscription to Birchbox awhile back and I really enjoyed that one.  So today I am going to share with you what I received in my August Peaches and Petals subscription box!

I wasn't sure what to expect, as the website said their items fit into the "lifestyle category".  Each month has a theme, which they divulge beforehand.  This month's theme was "Thank You for Being a Friend" and the items truly reflect the theme.

Peaches and Petals includes a card that lists all of the items in the box, however, no retail value is given. On the back of this card they explain how to enter their monthly contest on social media.  This month's prize is a custom canvas of your favorite picture. I am going to include some price estimates based on some Google searches and will have put them in parentheses.  Here are the items that I received:

Mannakadar Split Pan Bronzer and Highlighter Duo  (best guess value $21 @

Cute Fox Headphone Splitter!  (best guess value $9 @ Accessory Geeks)

Anchor Necklace  (best guess value $10)

5-pk Golden Girls Note Cards (best guess value $7)

Friendship Wood Picture Frame with Quote (best guess value $9 on Amazon)

Motivational Quote Decal  (best guess value $2)

Also included was an informational card explaining a subscription service for your dog (!) that includes a free pet bed with your first box.

Peaches & Petals also sends out emails with box add-ons that you can purchase and not pay any additional shipping.  I decided to add-on these great Salad To Go sets.  They were a set of 2 for $5.99.  I so needed these for my work lunches now that I am on Weight Watchers.

My best guess for the total value of items in this box is $58, which isn't bad for a $20 box. I'm keeping the Mannakadar Duo, the fox headphone splitter and the decal.  The remaining items in this months box are going to be put aside for gifts for people that I know will love them

This box is $19.99 a month but there are often coupon codes available for discounts off of your first box or for a free item.  Here is my affiliate link if you would like to order your own box. Peaches and Petals Subscibe (I will receive compensation if you choose to use my link.)

You can watch my unboxing of the August box on YouTube here Peaches & Petals Unboxing Video.

Check out next month's theme "Cuteness Overload".  I can't wait!