Fall 2015 Walmart Beauty Box

Happy Thursday loves!
Hope you’re all having a great week. It’s almost Friday!

Of course we’ve all heard about those subscription boxes and how great they are, but sometimes you just don’t want to pay $10-$15 per month. Walmart, however, has a beauty subscription that comes out every season and only costs $5 and usually includes a few full size products and lots of coupons! You’re basically just paying for shipping! This is my second time getting it, and you know what…I love it! You’ll see why in a minute. 🙂

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Travel Sizes:

Dove Advanced Care beauty finish 48h deodorant

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Loreal Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion

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Aussie Mega Hairspray 24Hr Flexible hold

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Act Advanced Care Plaque Guard Mouthwash

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Full Sizes:

Schick Hydro Silk Disposable Razor

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Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in 875 HD Gladiolus

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Samples:

Crest 3D White Brilliance Daily Cleansing and Whitening System

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Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with 2 different scents

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Nivea Extended Moisture Body Lotion

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Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask

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I personally love this box!! I’m excited to try the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer. I’ve heard its similar to the Nivea In Shower Body Lotion and of course the Biore mask. It really works wonders on the skin!!

Have any of you tried this box? What do you think about it? 🙂

 

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Oz Naturals SPF 30 Tinted Moisturizer Review


Happy Wednesday loves. Hope you’re all enjoying your week!

I was lucky enough to be chosen to review the Oz Naturals 30 SPF Broad Spectrum Tinted Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide. Luck was on my side, since I’ve been actually looking for something like a body lotion but with sunscreen. 😀

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The Claims:

A medium tint, moisturizing sunscreen lotion that absorbs quickly and provides effective broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UBA rays.

Directions: Apply to all skin exposed to the sun. Make sure you apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before any sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hour.

My Review:

I like using it as a simple SPF cream. Most of the time I’ve been using this, it’s combined with a body butter. It has a light fragrance to it which I love. Another reason why I like this is because I like the light tint to this moisturizer/SPF. I would definitely buy this next time, especially in this crazy California weather

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*Sponsored by Brandbacker*

 

Bon Appetit Thin Crust Pizza Review

Happy Humpday loves!

Hope you’re all having a great week! Can’t believe it’s already Wednesday.

I was lucky enough to get chosen by BzzAgent to review the Bon Appetit Thin Crust Pizza. There’s five different varieties. I haven’t bought many frozen pizza but with this brand, I wouldn’t mind purchasing this.

  1. Mozzarella and Pesto – tangy basil pesto, sliced mozzarella and cherry tomatoes
  2. Spinaci – mouthwatering combination of mozzarella, Asiago and Parmesan cheese, spinach and a flavorful garlic sauce
  3. Pepperoni and Pesto – a bold combination of pepperoni, flavorful basil pesto and a zesty herb blend, along with Mozzarella, Provolone and Parmesan cheese
  4. Roasted Vegetables – fire-roasted tomatoes, red onion and red, green and yellow bell peppers paired with a delicious blend of mozzarella, Romano and Parmesan cheeses
  5. Trio Bacon – a decadent combination of Canadian bacon, traditional bacon and Italian Pancetta, caramelized sweet onions and mozzarella cheese

I’ve tried the Spinaci, Pepperoni Pesto and the Trio Bacon.

SPINACI: 

This one might be my favorite variety out of all five of them. Even when you open the box, you can smell the garlic and the cheeses. I’ve bought this already two times, that’s how much I love it! As it is in the oven, you can smell the flavors even more. No joke, the first time I bought this, I finished the pizza in one setting.
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PEPPERONI AND PESTO:

This is my second favorite pizza available in the Bon Appetit Thin Crust Pizza. The flavors are great! Especially when sometimes you don’t want much meat on your pizza, this is perfect. The two dominant flavors in this pizza would be the pepperoni and the pesto and there’s such an equal amount of each.

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TRIO BACON:

I wish I would have liked this one, but no not really. 😦 To me, it was just way too much bacon for me. I would have this once in awhile but not on a regular basis.

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Where To Purchase:

I’ve seen them sold at Ralphs, Winco, Target and some Stater Bros. The cheapest place to buy it would be at Wincos, just because it’s about $3.99 and with a $1 off coupon, you’re basically buying it for only $3!

 

 

Smart Coffee App Review

Happy Saturday loves!

I was lucky enough to become selected to try out an app called Smart Coffee. This app is amazing if you’re a person who loves coffee and loves different types of roasts. You basically just have to answer a few questions and it picks out your coffee based on what you answered. It’s a free  There are 5 features on this app!

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There’a a coffee guide written by Paul Katzeff who is the creator of this app. He’s also the co-founder of Thanksgiving Coffee Company and has over 45 years of experience. With every chapter there is a detailed explanation.

 

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Chapter 4: The Nine Basic Principles

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Glossary:

A-Z for coffee phrases and words even coffee aficionados may not know such as Maillard Reaction: at  about 440 degree F the sugars in the roasting coffee bean combine with the remaining fats and proteins in the bean to create exquisite flavors found wherever proteins, fats and sugars combine a high temperatures (BBQ, bacon and Red Ale) Who would have known?!

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The Perfect Cup

Now to the fun stuff! The first question they ask is about the Mouthfeel (the body of the coffee) whether you like the Bright & Lively (edgy) or the Heavy & Mellow (buttery). For this blog post, I’ll show you my custom made coffee according to my questions

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After choosing Bright & Lively, it then asks about the Acidity: is a good coffee quality and comes in different flavors and intensities.

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After choosing the Blueberry/Strawberry (sweet & sour notes), it takes you to the Flavors page. You can choose 3 flavors that fit your tastes.

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After I chose Smokey, Molasses and Honey, it takes me to my blend. I got the blend #37. What I like about this app, is that after choosing your flavors, it shows what I had picked earlier. This is what my blend says:

“You want a sweet coffee with some punch, that tastes like coffee ice cream. Like coffee ice cream with espresso notes and a hint of toasted almonds. Such a coffee exists only in the mind, but we can approach your flavor preferences with a blend of roast colors that will come close.”

According to my results, my coffee is 25% light, 50% medium and 25% vienna.

After getting the name of your coffee blend, it gives you the option of “how to use”, the roast colors or you can buy it now.

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I ended up ordering the Thanksgiving Coffee Co. Gorilla Fund Light Roast Fair Trade.

“A light roast coffee from Rwanda with citrus high notes over deep chocolate and maple undertones. Supports the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s work protecting mountain gorillas.”

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As for the other 2 app features, there is the picture gallery and then the blend archive. The Blend Archive is basically a list of all the different types of blends that you created.

Rate: 5 out of 5

http://www.thanksgivingcoffee.com/smart-coffee-app/

** This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. End of post:  I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.**

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Essie Merino Cool

Happy Monday loves!

Don’t you love going to your friend’s house and playing around with her makeup and polishes! I was with a friend and noticed her polish and I loved it. So when I went to her house, I ended up doing my nails there.

This week I’m wearing the Essie Merino Cool. I’ve only purchased one Essie product my whole life and that was the matte top coat (sadly was not worth it!).

This is a dark taupe shade and it’s such a pretty color for the summer, especially when you don’t want to go with the usual pastels.

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What do you guys think?! 🙂

 

May 2015 Birchbox Review

Happy Saturday loves!

I’m finally back from my long hiatus and hope you’re all doing great! So sorry about my recent disappearance, work was a bit on the hectic side!

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I was lucky enough to find a promo code for BirchBox from GlamLifeGuru who is a Youtuber that I’ve been following since forever! I only paid $1 to try out BirchBox. ( I always wanted to try it out, but of course my funds had other things to do and be)

This month’s theme is from Cupcakes and Cashmere (a fellow beauty blogger as well). She picked out 5 of her favorite products.

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Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

This is an exfoliating cleanser enriched with papaya, micro-crystals and aloe. It’s Paraben free, sulfate free and 99% natural! I’ve already tried this a few times and I may be in love with this cleanser! I use this before applying my foundation and I’ve found it to be very effective. It really does give you a smooth plate for your foundation. The Texture: it feels like a light cleanser with a little bit of exfoliating crystals that lathers up with water.

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N.4 Lumiered-hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect

This is a leave-in conditioner that instantly detangles hair and provides color protection as well as an extra dose of UV protection. I haven’t used this yet to be honest but looking forward to trying this! I like the idea of a hair product that protects against UV rays.

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MARCELLE Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel

I use this after washing my face but before I apply my foundation. Some times I’ll just use this as a moisturizer without any makeup! It works both ways. I do feel that my skin does get hydrated while using this which is great, considering that it’s already summer and humid. FYI: there’s no scent to this, perfect for people who are sensitive to smell.

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Notting Hill Femme English Laundry

A mini perfume sample by Christopher Wicks. It’s actually a bit hard to explain the scent but something like a musky floral. I definitely love the scent though, I’m going to wear it for special occasions.

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Coastal Scents Reveal 3D Palette Sampler “Desert Bloom”

This is the first time getting a BirchBox sample let alone an eyeshadow palette sample. I had no idea what to expect! It’s a cute 4 sample set: matte light brown, a shimmery gold, a rose gold, and a pinky metallic purple.

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Rating: 4 out of 5

Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What did you get in your box?

SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes Review

Happy Wednesday loves!

“Imperfection is beauty; madness is genius; and it’s better to absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring” -Marilyn Monroe

A month and a half ago, I was sent the SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes candy complimentary of Smiley360. It was formerly known as Kazoozles and it’s in the Cherry Punch flavor.

In the package, I had 2 samples of the SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes: 1 single pack and 1 share pack.

So to be honest, at first I was very hesitant to try this just because I’m not a great big fan of cherry. When I first opened my package, my sister saw it and I pretty much gave her the single pack since I know she’s a sucker for cherry flavors.

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However, when I did try it, I really did like it! There’s not too much of a cherry taste but instead it’s mixed in with a fruit punch taste. It’s basically a cherry flavored rope with a fruit punch filling. In a very weird way, they kind of remind me of the Sour Punch straws in a tangy chewy way. I would probably end up buying a few packs after finishing my original package.

5 out of 5 stars!

What do you guys think? Do you have any old childhood candies that you miss?