Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ipsy - June 2014

Cost: $10/month

Also a little late in posting this, but here is my June 2014 Ipsy bag! Ipsy is in my Top 3 favorite subs.

"Pretty In Paradise" is the June theme.

I LOVE THIS BAG!!!!!!! How adorable is this?? They keep getting better and better!!1

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray - $6.99

Bloggers and non-bloggers alike are going crazy over this. BUT.... I spend so much time trying to tame and straighten my naturally wavy hair, that a "beach spray" that adds body and extra definition to wavy hair, isn't something that I want. :/ So I will trade this, I'm sure.

Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara - $15.00

Let me say that this... stinks....I have read reviews and blogs from ladies complaining about a horrid smell from their mascara. So, since I have a weird sniffing habit, I gave mine a sniff. It's.....different and definitely not pleasant, sort of like a burnt plastic smell. BaB has posted a statement, saying that it is safe to use and that they chose to leave the mascara scent-free so that customers with sensitivities are able to use it.   However, a lot of consumers (myself included) have chosen to be err on the side of caution and chose not to use this item.

Ofra Universal Eyebrow Pencil - $13.00

I have no use for products like these. Claims to suit all skin tones, but I am very light (pasty white)  and I have a hard time believing this will work with my skin. Plus, I just don't use eyebrow products.

Realtree For Her - $19.99

More perfume samples. *sigh* However, this one is quite large for a perfume sample. Plus, it smells amazing! So I'm quite pleased with this scent. Feminine but not over-powering.

NYX Butter Gloss - $5.00

I love the butter gloss!! It is rich and glossy, hydrating, smells and tastes great and I love the color that I received (Creme Brulee'). I'm now on a mission to get every other color shade. :)

Overall: Another AMAZING Ipsy bag!! If you haven't signed up yet, you are missing out!! GO! NOW!

Mail of the Day - June 28, 2014

Mail of the Day - June 28, 2014

Birchbox - June 2014

Cost: $10/month

The June 2014 Birchbox is here! I am a little late in posting this, but this month my BB arrived in about 5 days, which is pretty fast for Newgistics!

No. 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect - $32.00

I am super excited to get this! I got a sample this size in a swap but this is the first time I've gotten it in a subscription and it's perfect timing because I just used up the one I got in the swap! I use this before straightening my hair, and it smells really good.

Folle de Joie eau de parfume - $98.00

I need more perfume samples like I need another hole in my head, but hey I'll take it and use it. It smells really good, but I don't think there's anyway I'd pay full price $98 for this.

Supergoop! SPF 30 - $48.00

Thanks to my subs, I now have enough sunscreen to last a lifetime. This is a tiny tiny sample, but I'm sure it doesn't take much. However, like I said, I have SOOOO much right now, that this won't get used anytime soon so I will pass it along.

Coastal Scents® Revealed 2 Palette Set - $34.00

I actually traded this small sample palette, but I will be saving up my BB points and trading them in for the full sized palette, which I think is beautiful!

The $34 set includes 1 Revealed 2 Eye Shadow Palette, plus 1 Elite Large Shadow brush, 1 Elite Dome Shadow brush, and 1 Elite Doefoot Blender brush.    

Feet wipes? What happened to good ole soap and water? I guess these may be handy to have if you are in a place without a sink....say maybe the beach? And they are peppermint scented? I'm just not sure if my family really has a use for this product.

Overall: This month was one of my better Birchboxes to date. The sunscreen I dont need and the feet wipes we won't use, but everything else was a success. What was in your box this month?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mail of the Day - June 26, 2014

Mail of the Day - June 26, 2014

Sally Hansen Party In A Box nail kit

I am sooooooooooooooo excited I got this!!! This was a Twitter giveaway, there was only 790 available. I entered and never got a confirmation / congrats email. A few days ago I got a notice from UPS and this was on my doorstep!! :)

Monday, June 23, 2014

ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda

I was selected to participate in a Smiley 360 mission for ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.

Included in the box was:

* 1lb box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
* 1 booklet on the many cleaning uses for Arm & Hammer baking soda
* 1 Arm & Hammer baking soda shaker

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is here to help keep your indoor and outdoor Summer life as bright and shining as the Summer sun. No other product does more throughout your home this summer. With it's natural yet hard working cleaning properties, Arm & Hammer baking soda helps you tackle a year's worth of dirt, grime, and odors easily and effectively.

With gentle yet tough Arm & Hammer baking soda, you can also clean your fridge, microwave, lunch boxes, garbage cans, tile floors, drains, shower curtains, closets, pet bedding, stuffed animals and much more!!

"Like"  Arm & Hammer on Facebook for exclusive offers and promotions on all of their products

Sign Up for Smiley 360 here!!!

***Disclaimer*** I'm a member of, where I qualify to try brands for free in exchange for sharing my authentic feedback.

Mail of the Day - June 23, 2014

Mail of the Day - June 23, 2014

The Body Shop Canvas Tote, Stash Tea Bags, Pink Hair Clip, 6 pens.

County Smokehouse Review

I was contacted by a fellow blogger and asked to do a review on Country Smokehouse. Of course, I jumped at the chance! I was quite surprised at what showed up on my doorstep.

Ok first off, this is the nicest box I've seen in a long time!!

And it was jam packed with goodies!! Look at all that meat! :)

Spicy Maple Turkey Jerkey - $6.00

I can't find this flavor actually listed on their website. This was my husband's favorite one. I actually didn't even get a chance to sample any of this flavor before he finished off the package! So thumbs up from him! :)

Steak Cut BBQ Beef - $6.00

I am strangely addicted to anything BBQ flavored and this is no different. Hands down my favorite jerky!

Buffalo Jerky - $7.50

I haven't yet had a chance to sample this one, but it sounds just as delicious as the one flavors.

Venison Cheddar Cheese Snak Stix - $11.00

I wish there was a little more cheese in these, but they are absolutely perfect for a snack on the go!

Overall, I received a gift box worth over $30 in products and they are all absolutely mouth watering!! I wish I could have tried the turkey ones but I guess I will have to order my own package now and hide it from hubby!!

Country Smokehouse also sells gift boxes (like the one I received) for presents for those hard-to-shop-for friends and family! Go check them out!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Walgreens Ology Laundry Detergent

Today I received a large supply of products to sample and review from Green Moms Meet.

Included was 2 rolls of paper towels, 30 single packets of laundry detergent and a bottle of all-purpose cleaner.

*Ology 2x Laundry Liquid Detergent is gentle on clothes and your skin,while still fighting tough stains. It works in both HE and regular machines and is formulated to thoroughly clean all types of loads (regular, delicates,and wools).

*Ology 2x Laundry Liquid Detergent is available in a free and clear scent as well as a spring lavender vanilla scent, both of which are derived using only natural ingredients—nothing artificial.

*Ology detergent contains no dyes, artificial fragrances or phosphates.

*Does NOT contain any ammonia, chlorine bleach, DEA, TEA, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, nonylphenol ethoxylates, triclosan, or SLS/SLES.

*Ology products are made using plant-based and mineral-based raw materials

*Every Ology bottle is made from 100% post-consumer materials

*Their products are never tested on animals and do not contain any animal byproducts

*The Ology brand is endorsed by Healthy Child Healthy World, a national leading independent nonprofit organization, dedicated to the protection of children from harmful chemicals.

*The retail price for Ology liquid detergent is $6.79

Ology Paper Towels

*The Ology Paper Towels are 100% tree-free and are whitened with H2O2, a non-chlorine based bleach.
*Ology Paper Towels are made from readily renewable sugar cane husk and quick-growing bamboo
that regenerates in as little as six months
*These paper towels are ultra absorbent and biodegradable
*There are 65 two-ply sheets per roll of paper towels and each sheet is 11 inches by 8.9 inches. Available in packs of two.
*Ology Paper Towel  2 pack retails for $3.99

Ology All Purpose Cleaner

*The All-Purpose cleaner is suitable for use on kitchen counters, stove tops, and most household surfaces
*The  Ology cleaner is free of harmful chemicals. It does not contain any harsh solvents, dyes, ammonia, or artificial fragrances
*The ingredients in this cleaner are plant-based and effectively cut through grease and grime.
*Ology All-Purpose Cleaner retails for $3.99 per bottle.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Beauty Box 5 - June 2014

Beauty Box 5
Cost: $12/month

The June 2014 BB5 is here! As always, it is my first subscription to arrive every month. This month it came around the 8th of the month. Let's dig right in.

"Summer Chic" is the theme this month.

Nicka K New York Nail Polish - $4.99

I love nail polish. I think I'm slightly addicted. Unfortunately, red is not a color that I can pull off. :( So as much as I'd love to keep this, it just won't work for me. I wish I would have gotten the Lavender color. So I will trade this. I do like the fact that they are formaldehyde-free.

Glam Natural Mascara - $28.00

Another addiction of mine - Mascara. I swear, I could wear it all day, every day, for the rest of my life and never run out thanks to my subscription boxes! This will get put in the already over-flowing pile that I need to use at some point. This is gluten-free, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic. Awesome!

Eslor Herbal Soothing Gel & Soothing Cream - $42

I am not a fan of foil packs and won't have any use for this. This is a calming gel moisturizes and comforts irritated dry skin with aloe vera and botanical extracts while the soothing cream is the perfect ant-aging moisturizer for day and night. Paraben-free.

Sedona Lace Synthetic Blender Brush - $8.95

I really enjoy getting brushes and tools in my boxes! You can never have too many!! This is perfect for blending eyeshadows or applying concealer. It has soft, dense synthetic bristles that won't irritate your skin and a petite head that's perfect for evenly contouring hard to reach areas, like the sides of your nose!

Design Essentials Natural Curling Enhancing Mousse - $15.99

I have naturally wavy hair, which I HATE, so this is something I won't use, because I straighten my hair almost daily. This is a quick-drying, olive oil infused curl enhancer that delivers moisture, hold, definition and sheen without the crunch. I will pass this along to a curly-haired friend.

This month wasn't my favorite, but hey, you win some, you lose some. I will keep and use the mascara and the brush, everything else will be traded/gifted. What did you get in your box this month?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Influenster TLC Vox Box

Influenster TLC Vox Box

Influenster TLC Vox Box!

**Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge for review purposes.**

Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card
This is a free gas rewards/loyalty card.

Breyers Gelato Indulgences Ice Cream - $4.49-$5.99
Coupon for One free item

Ivory Bar Soap - $3.99 for 10/pk
Meh. A bar of soap. It is 99.44% pure clean & simple and contains no dyes or heavy perfumes so that's good.

Neosporin Neo To Go - $4.97-$7.50
Travel sized, neosporin spray with over 140 sprays! Will definitely throw this in the travel bags, just in case!

Puffs To Go: $0.49 per single pack
This came at a good time, I just used the pack in my purse and my allergies are kicking in! :(

Avon Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother - $30.00
This bad boy is $30~~!!! It blurs the look of wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes.

Visit and receive 15% off your Anew purchase of $50 or more with the code ANEW15. Offer code valid until 8/1/2014 on delivery orders only.

**Disclaimer: I received these items free of charge for review purposes**

Mail of the Day - June 10 2014

June 10, 2014

Today's freebie!
Earthbound Farms shopping bag

This was a Facebook giveaway on Earthbound Farms FB page. It arrived a little later than they said (I got an email saying the bags should be received by May 30th, it arrived today).

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Phone Case of the Month - June 2014

Phone Case of the Month
Cost: $10/month

This is my June 2014 Phone Case of the Month. It's called "Living The Adventure". It has a tribal design that I am not really a fan of, but my FIL LOVES IT. He snatched it up and immediately put it on his phone. :)

I got this case free, thanks to referral signups. Refer one friend and get $5 off your next case. Refer 2 friends and it's FREE.

If you are interested in signing up, please use my  Referral Link!