Fall 2018 FabFitFun Box

Happy Monday loves!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Here we are, back at work on Monday! :p

I took the plunge in ordering the Fall 2018 FabFitFun Box when I received an email with $10 off your first box! Who can say no to that?

Let me tell you, I was not disappointed! There’s a mix of beauty, self care, fitness, jewelry, and accessories!

This box originally is $49.99 and it’s sent every season. In my opinion, this is a no brainer since the total value is $295!!!! :O I don’t know about you….But I’m sold! Another plus is that you can customize a few products which is also nice! Meaning: you have 3 choices and you get to pick one!

GLAMGLOW BUBBLESHEET OXYGENATING DEEP CLEANSE MASK (2 Pack) – $18

I’ve heard many great things about this brand, especially the mask! This mask will have you glowing! It’s a weekly bubble detox to put skin in it’s happy place. I haven’t used this one yet but they give you a 3D bubble experience!

Spongalle Body Buffer in “Freesia Pear” – $16

So I’ve never used a body wash infused buffer but hey it sounds and smells amazing!! You can use it more than just one time which is always great! It’s dermatologist tested and works for all skin types. It cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates and massages. Apparently the exfoliating massage texture changes to a soft, silky one as you squeeze it.

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream – $33

This for me is a classic. I love the scent and it’s so moisturizing! Created with Dead Sea minerals, this mineral rich hand cream instantly improves skin’s moisture level. It also smoothes rough, dry skin, and restores suppleness. I’m addicted to the scent FYI!

Free People x Understated Leather Starry Eyed Travel Eye – $40

So this is a vegan leather eye mask that has a removable, non-toxic cooling insert to keep you feeling and looking fresh. This would be great for days or nights where I have those nasty headaches. The adjustable straps offer a comfy fit while the beautiful metallic patchwork keeps you dreaming with the stars!

Summer & Rose Brittany Tote in “Navy” – $54

I’ve never seen anything like this before but it’s adorable and simple! Rope handles, stripes on stripes, and vegan leather, this is a tote where you should reserve a spot in your handbag collection! It also has two pockets, making it easy to carry around your essentials as well as it zips up.  It’s really a cute but especially for the summer season!

CYLO Cobra Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds in “White/Rose Gold”- $40

I’ve actually been looking for a Bluetooth for the past few weeks instead of just using Bluetooth Speaker, so this came at the perfect time! They’re chic and comfy Bluetooth earbuds which came with interchangeable buds. They also include the onboard controls and neck strap which helps you enjoy your music tangle-free.

CUSTOMIZATION 1: ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel – $33

This was one of the customization products that I could choose from two options. I’m a sucker for skincare, so that was a given! This is a rinse-off cream which is made with exfoliating papaya, milk protein, and antioxidant-rich vitamin E that works together to exfoliate and purify tired, lackluster skin.

CUSTOMIZATION 2: Crown Brush 6 Piece Brush Set in “Black + Rose Gold” – $75

This was the second customization that was offered. I have heard of Crown Brushes back when I was in my esthetician program but never had a chance to buy them. They’re made of 100% synthetic bristles, this 6 piece brush set has everything you need to perfect any look! Plus, it’s an easy way to travel with. The brushes include: Powder, blush, concealer, shadow, blending and eyeliner.

Sponsored: ApotheCARE Essentials

This is more of a extra bonus product and hey it’s haircare! I received the Vanilla Argan Oil Sweet Almond Shampoo and COnditioner. It’s refered to as ‘The Replenisher: intense hydration for dry hair”. I also go the Rosehip Oil Geranium Aloe Vera shampoo and conditioner. This one is called “The Booster: dynamic volume for fine + flat hair”.

There you have it folks! Now let me tell you, I don’t think I’d ever cancel this subcription box! As you can see, everything I received in total was more than how much I paid!

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Chef’d Spoon Meal Plan Review

Happy Friday loves!

Just by signing up for Chef’d emails, they sent me a Spoon University Meal Plan box. Let me tell you, I didn’t expect the box to be that big!! They sent a variety of snack and beverage products.

It’s such a great idea for college students who are away from home, you can basically just get your meals that you choose, especially for those that spend so much money on fast food. *We’ve all been there!*

Meal types: beef, pork, poultry, vegetarian, shellfish, fish and lamb! Then based on your meal options, they bring you a few different recipes to choose from. After that they also have a few other box options such as the Grab n’ Go, Snacks and/or Fruit.

With every meal kit, you’ll receive: 2 pre-portioned fresh meals, 6 Grab n’ Go Meals, 10 beverages & snacks and 5 assorted fruits.

Spoon box

Here’s what I got in my Snacks box!

Beverages: SmartWater, SmartWater Sparkling, Zico Coconut Water and Coca Cola Life with Cane Sugar and Stevia

beverages

Granola and Oatmeal: Quaker Real Medley Apple Walnut Flavor Oatmeal and Purely Elizabeth Cranberry Pecan Granola and Puffs Cereal

granola cereal

Popcorn and Crunches: Skinny POP Popcorn, Dark Chocolate Harry & David Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn and Chia Crunch Coconut. 2 doses of popcorn?! I’m definitely not complaining. Chia Crunch Coconut is freeze dried coconut slices with chia seeds.

crunchies

Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bars in Cinnamon Roll, Waffle and Chocolate flavors. These would work best after a workout!

quest

Chocolate: 2 Nib Mor all natural superfruit cacao bits “Daily Dose of Dark” and Coffee Thins, the Edible Coffee Treat Espresso. So I can actually have chocolate infused with coffee?! That sounds like heaven to me!

chocolate

Fruits: Sun Maid Sour Strawberry Golden Raisins and That’s It Zesty, 2 apples + cinnamon. I grew up on Sun Maid Raisins so finding another flavor brings back so many memories! As for the fruit bar, I’ve tried it at Starbucks before and its a simple fruit bar.

fruity

Protein Bars: Clif Bar Sierra Trail Mix which has peanuts, chocolate and raisins. RXBar, a 12gram Protein bar with 3 egg whites, 4 almonds, 6 cashews, 2 dates and no B.S.

protein

 

 

 

 

 

Walmart Beauty Box Winter 2016

Happy Thursday loves!

I’m back again to review the quarterly Walmart Beauty Box for Winter 2016. It’s a great way to try out new drugstore products, only costs $5 per box. It’s like basically paying only for shipping!

winter 2016 walmart box

Pantene Pro-V Hairspray (Level 4 Extra Strong Hold)

I’m really glad I got this product especially if you can easily take it with you while traveling! I’ll probably use this when my hair is curly and need that extra hold.

pantene hairspray

nSpa Exotically Creamy Coconut Rich Body Butter

This special gem is only available at Walmart. As I opened the container, the first thing I noticed was the scent: Pure Coconut! and indeed it is creamy as it says. You can easily just place it in your purse and use it anywhere and anytime. Travel-friendly indeed.

nspa coconut butter

Goody Slideproof Silicone Elastics

“Say Goodbye to Slipping and Sliding! Goody Slideproof elastics help your hair stay in place to give you a super-secure hold without sacrificing style.” That’s what they claim, I honestly haven’t tried it yet. I plan to use it though when my hair is straight. Can’t wait to use it! 🙂

goodie elastics

Pure Silk Rich & Luxurious Shave Cream Raspberry Mist Moisturizing with Aloe

Another travel size product that any girl would love? Right?! I personally am not a fan of raspberries, but the scent isn’t overbearing thankfully.

silk rasberry shave cream

Dial 7 Day Moisturizing Lotion

This lotion is supposed to keep skin soft up to 7 days. Who doesn’t like that? Especially with this crazy cold weather. It’s a fruity omega moisturizer.

dial 24hr lotion

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser (White Tea & Vitamin E)

It boosts softness, evenness and radiance while it doesn’t over-dry your skin. I love getting these kinds of samples just because you can try it out for a week or so before choosing if you want to buy it again or not. There’s a very light scent to it, not too strong though.

neutrogema cleanser

Centrum Vitamints

Actually this is the very first time that I’ve gotten something healthy in my Walmart box. (But hey I’m not complaining) These are refreshingly minty multivitamins. You can take this anytime without having to take it with water. For people who forget to take their vitamins, this is a perfect alternative. I also liked how they included a coupon in case I wanted to purchase it later.

 

Mini Samples:

*Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream Moisturizer: I’ve gotten so many of these which is perfect considering my go to moisturizer is exactly that. If I have to travel anywhere, instead of taking that container with me, I can just take my samples with me. 😀

*Jennifer Aniston the fragrance sample along with a $3 off any Jennifer Aniston fragrance purchase of $22 or more.

*Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner: For Fine hair, adding fullness and body while gently cleanses. It also contains 100% Essential oils and it’s Paraben and Sulfate Free

 

 

 

 

Julep Maven Introduction Box and Review

Hi loves! I hope all is doing well. 🙂

This is a very late post but hey its better late than never. About a month ago, I had gotten an email about trying the Julep Maven box and only pay 2.99 shipping. So I figured I would try it out to see what the hype was all about.

julep hallowenn

The Benefits:

*The strengthening power of Hexanal

*Even color distribution and superior coverage

*Oxygen technology that lets nails breathe

*Antioxidants from pure green coffee extract

*Vegan

*5-free

How Julep works:

You sign up and take a style survey and at the end you get a few picks depending on your style!

They have nail polish, makeup and hair, skincare, body, nail hand and foot care and weddings.

2nd set

What I received:

*”Jet” from the It Girl collection- a creme dark black

*”Queen Anne” from the It Girl collection- a lilac confetti microglitter that does feel like there is a texture. Kind of like cat’s tongue or feels lighter than sandpaper.

*”Tatiana” from the collection Boho Glam- a golden burnt orange microglitter which is also a glitter.

* I also had gotten a gel eye glider in the shade Smoky Taupe Shimmer. I love this gel liner because it’s simple but yet makes a statement.

nails leaves

What do you guys think? Does any of you order from Julep Maven? 🙂

 

Graze NibbleBox Review and My Code

Hi loves!

I hope everyone is having a great week!

Recently, I came along a sponsored ad on Facebook about a new subscription box called Graze. Every two weeks or so, you get a box of 4 different snacks, and the great thing about it is that you can pick what you would like to try and based on those responses, they’ll figure out what to put in your box! Their options are: Try, Like, Love or Trash.

graze front side

Don’t you just love the front of the box!

graze kit

There’s 2 types of options:

1. Nibblebox-choose over 90 nibblits

2. CalorieCounterBox- calorie controlled snacking, over 50 snacks containing no more than 150 calories per serving.

This is actually my second box but I was too excited to try it before I could take pictures of it!

Their ranges are all over the place such as  grazes popping corn, dips and dippers, flapjacks, savory selection, wholesome treats, pure fruit, whole nuts, pure fruits, nuts and seeds, superseeds and a touch of chocolate.

This is what I received in my graze box.. 🙂

ELEANOR’S APPLE CRUMBLE

-Which includes: apples, raisins, and cinnamon honey almonds

RATING: 4 out of 5

apple crumble

 

 

WHOLEGRAIN BANANA CARAMEL DIPPER:

Includes: Banana shortbread with caramel sauce

RATING: 4 out of 5

banana caramel

CRACKING BLACK PEPPER CASHEWS

Includes: black pepper cashews,roasted unsalted cashews and redskin peanuts

RATING: 5 out of 5

black pepper cahews

 

HERBY BREAD BASKET

-Includes: mini basil breadsticks, garlic crostini, and oregeno rice crackers

RATING: 5 out of 5

herby bread basket

This is probably one of my favorite subscription box for snacks! If you’d like to try box, use my special code:

https://www.graze.com/us/p/Y1VKQ7HXU  and you can get your 1st and 6th box for free.
If anyone tries it out, let me know what you think of it! 🙂

 

Love with Food June 2014 Review

Hi Loves!

I hope you all are having a great week. 🙂 Welcome to summer! lol

I was on Facebook recently and found a promotion for the Love with Food subscription box. I’m usually hesitant about paying full price for a box I don’t know what to expect, so when I saw this promotion I had to try it! I paid $2 for shipping for my first box and my, I was not disappointed at all! What also is nice about this box, is that for every box they sell, the company sends a meal to a child. Their motto is “One Box. One Meal.” There’s a range of sweet to savory flavors and I definitely love that!

box

Cheddar Baked Fries by Snikiddy 

baked fries

*50% less fat than regular chips                                                             *vegetarian

*non-GMO potatoes and corn                                                                 *no MSG, no trans fat and no nuts

*certified gluten-free

*cholesterol free

I definitely enjoyed this snack although it does have that weird slight aftertaste.

 

Good for You Granola, Almond Butter & Jelly Sandwhich by Jolly Oak

granola

*Non-GMO superfood granola                                                       *all natural

*zero artificial anything

I’m not much of a granola person, but wow! that may change (at least with this brand and flavor). It wasn’t too sweet and I did enjoy the dried fruits in it like raisins, dried strawberries and dried cranberries. It can easily be put on yogurt or even cereal. Or if you’re in a hurry, you could also eat it as is.

Pineapple, Raspberry and Mango Fruit Snacks by YumEarth Organics

fruit snacks

*Made with real fruit juice                                                             *No artificial colors or flavors

*Gluten-free                                                                                         *100% daily Vitamin C

*Fat-free                                                                                                *Nut-free

*Non-GMO                                                                                            *100% Vegan

I love the raspberry and the pineapple flavors. Not so much on the mango flavor though. Definitely something I would like.

Chocolate Cookies by Dulcetto

chocolate cookies

*100 calories                                                                                      *100% Natural

*0 trans fat                                                                                          *No artificial flavors or coloring

This is probably my favorite thing in this box! It’s a chocolate cream filled cookie. It reminds me of those wafer cookie sticks my parents used to buy us as kids. You could eat this with tea, hot cocoa, and coffee. Even try them frozen for a summer treat.

Montmorency Cherries by Stoneridge Orchards

cherries

* Gluten free                                                                                        *No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

*All Natural                                                                                         *100 Calories

I honestly can’t say my opinion because I’m not a dried cherry person, so I gave it away to my sister. From what I hear, she loves it.

Snap Back Cookie by The Cookie Department

snap back cookies

A Ginger Detox Cookie

*All Natural                                                                                        *No trans-fat

*contains: ginger, cayenne, & blackstrap molasses

I haven’t tried this yet but I will when I have an early shift at work! Definitively I’m very interested about this cookie.

Chicago Mix by G. H. Cretors

popcorn

*All Natural                                                                                       *No gluten ingredients

I really did like this product. It’s popcorn that’s either buttery caramel or rich cheddar cheese flavor. What I did enjoy about this is that every time you take a bite you don’t know if it’s going to be sweet or salty.

Gum Balls by Tree Hugger Gum

bubble gum

*Vegan                                                                                                  *Non-GMO

*No corn syrup                                                                                 *Nut free

*Dairy Free                                                                                         *Kosher Parve

This bubble gum reminded me of Juicy Fruit and it was very chewy.

What I love about subscription boxes is that not only do you get products, they also send you coupons.

coupons

I would rate this sub box a 4 out of 5! I will definitely try the next box out. If you’d like to sign up and get your first box free, use my link! 🙂

http://lovewithfood.com/invite?m=r&ref=PjQ

www.facebook.com/snikiddy

www.jollyoak.com

www.yummyearth.com

www.fushiongourmet.com

www.stoneridgeorchards.com

www.thecookiedepartment.com

www.ghcretors.com

www.treehuggergum.com

April 2014 Conscious Box Review

Hi Loves!

I hope everyone is enjoying their week! 🙂

I wanted to do something new and this my first time doing  a subscription box review. I previously signed up for the Conscious Box a few weeks ago. Thanks to Facebook! haha they had a sponsored advertisement mentioning that I could get my first month free just pay the shipping fee which was about $5. There’s two available options

1. The Taster- monthly samples

2. The Plus-with more samples and a few full size premium product

There’s also 3 different varieties: Classic, Vegan or Gluten Free.

I’ll show you guys what I received in my box! 🙂

ECOVER Dishwasher Tablets:

  • Contains: 2 free automatic dishwasher tablets. Power, effective cleaning. *Phosphate and chlorine free *Biodegradable * Not tested on animals.
  • www.Ecover.com

Sadly  I don’t own a dishwasher so I’ll probably give this away to a friend or a family member who has one! 😦

ecover dishwashing

 

Plum Kid Fruit and Veggie Shreddz:

  • Chewy and organic healthy kids snack *Made with real fruit and veggies *Perfect lunchbox snack
  • www.plumorganics.com

Even though I don’t have any children,it’s a great snack for any age.

plum kids sherdz

 

Weleda Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner:

  • Certified Natural Hair Care
  • Oat Replenished Shampoo: With it’s delicate scent, this shampoo smoothes the hair’s surface, and reduces breakage and split ends and improves suppleness.
  • Oat Replenishing Conditioner: With it’s delicate scent, this conditioner smoothes hair’s surface, adds moisture and restores the hair’s natural resillence.
  • www.weleda.com

weleda

 

Annie’s Homegrown Bunnies:

  • Whole Grain Graham Snacks *No Artificial flavors, synthetic colors or synthetic preservatives *8g of Whole Grains
  • www.Annies.com

annies organix

 

Crystal Body Deodorant Towelettes:

  • No Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Parabens, Phthalates, or Fragrnace *Prevents Body Odor all day *Leaves no white residue on skin *Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist Tested, Non-sticky, Non-staining
  • Available at CVS stores and CVS.com
  • www.thecrystal.com

I personally love any type of deodorant towelettes. It’s a great way to get refreshed when you’re on the go, either at work, the gym or traveling. Not too strong of a scent and does the job right!
crystal deodorants

Allimax 100% Allicin Capsules:

  • A garlic powder capsule that is odor controlled *Maintenance One capsule daily *Certified Bio-Active *Scientifically tested *Supports Your Body’s Natural Defenses *Combats: athelets foot, arthritis, bites, C-Difficile, Colds, Eczema, Flu, Diarrhea, Nail fungus, Wounds, Fungal infections, Viral infections
  • www.allimax.us

allimax

Spatone pur Absorb Iron:

  • Feeling tired/fatigued? Take this by itself or dilute it in half a cup of fruit juice or water. *Don’t use grape juice *Gentle daily iron provider *Easily absorbed and gentle on your stomach *100% Natural Liquid Iron Supplement
  • Clinically proven high absorption *less side effects *no additives *gentle dose *convenient
  • www.purAbsorb.com

spatone iron

Nordic Naturals Omega Boost:

  •  525mg Omega-3s in just 1 teaspoon * Dietary Supplement for Heart, Brain and Immune System *Creamy, delicious mango flavor the whole family will love *Fast absorption for a tasty boost of Omega-3s
  • www.nordicnaturals.com

omge boost

Raw Rev 1o0 Bar:

  • Non GMO Project Verified *Kosher *Vegan *Dairy-free *Vegetarian *Gluten-free *Organic
  • ingredients: organic cashews, organic sunflower seeds, organic dates *organic agave nectar, organic spirulina powder and organic sprouted flax seed.
  • www.rawrev.com

raw rev

When I first saw this, I was a bit intimidated due to seeing it green. However, after I did try it, I loved it! It’s not too sweet, healthy and it does fill you up. I like the fact that they do have cashews, sunflower seed kernels and dates.

I don’t have an exact picture of it because I was so intrigued that I ate it before I could take a picture of it!

Lastly, I received a Serengetee Fabric Swatch.

fabric swatch

My Verdict:

I honestly wouldn’t order another Conscious Box just because I can’t use all of the products I received. I did like Annie’s Bunny Grahams, the Raw Rev 100 bar, the Crystal towelettes, and the Weleda shampoo and conditioner.

 **”Go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” -Maya Angelou