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Review - September 2017 Birchbox

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Ah September, the beginning of the fall season! Time to start looking forward to fall things the next few months. September's Birchbox was a very unique design and was actually set up to be colored or painted. It was a creative idea! I haven't reviewed this box yet because I'm still waiting on a replacement item, but it won't be here for a bit still so I'll review it anyway and update you if the replacement is any better than the original product I received.

*AS A REMINDER, YOU CAN BUT THESE ITEMS IN FULL SIZE AT THE BIRCHBOX WEBSITE, BUT YOU SHOULD ALSO CHECK SITES LIKE AMAZON AND EBAY TO SEE IF THEY HAVE LOWER PRICES! OFTEN TIMES THEY WILL ALSO OFFER FREE SHIPPING. I WILL LIST THE LINKS WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE ITEMS IN THIS BOX OFF THE BIRCHBOX SITE AS WELL AS LINKS WHERE YOU CAN BUY THEM ON AMAZON.*


First up we have Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray in a 1oz sample size. I had high hopes for this product as it's supposed to be a better version of a dry shampoo. I s…

Review - Pursito Floral Wildflower Honey Sticks 100 Pack

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I am always on the lookout for good deals, especially when it comes to healthy snacks for Little Divine. We can't expect to just take care of the outside of our bodies without taking care of the inside too! I try to keep things as healthy as I can for Little Divine and I, with the occasional treats of course. (^.^)  Little Divine LOVES honey sticks. Every time we shop at the healthy food grocery stores, we grab a few at the check out so she can add them with her lunches on the go.

When I saw that I could buy them in bulk on Amazon I was thrilled. I really enjoy shopping on Amazon because it means I don't have to leave my house to buy what I need. No extra trips to a specialty store! On top of that, the package came with a FREE natural chapstick! Almost every ingredient on it's list is organic! This went straight into Little Divine's desk for daily use. It's a full size lipbalm called Chocolate Bliss. It goes on the lips well, smells like chocolate, and does a grea…

Review - Summer 2017 Walmart Beauty Box

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I received my Summer 2017 Walmart Beauty Box and I'm ready to review it! Walmart sells a quarterly beauty box for $5 plus tax with free shipping. It's one way to get a really low cost beauty box or subscription box. However - Walmart's boxes are filled with more basic drugstore items. If you're okay with that, great! Just be aware you'll end up with a lot of samples of basic shampoos and lotions.


This season's box has quite a bit of stuff in it.

Banana Boat Dry Balance - This is a 1 fl oz sample size tube. It is a sunscreen lotion. I like little tubes of sunscreen because they fit well in travel bags for park trips or camping trips. This product has an SPF 30.

You can buy it at Walmart.
You can also find it on Amazon.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion - This is a 1 fl oz sample size bottle. This lotion helps relieve dry skin. I like the tiny size because I can throw this in my purse for lotion on the go. My hands sometimes get dry while I'm out during the day…

Review - August 2017 Birchbox

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Today I am reviewing the August 2017 box from Birchbox! I like to take my time with each box and try out the products for a few weeks to really get a good opinion on them. Birchbox is a monthly subscription box. Each month you receive a random selection of hair, skin and beauty products. Here's what I thought of this month's box!

*AS A REMINDER, YOU CAN OFTEN FIND THESE PRODUCTS CHEAPER ON OTHER SITES. I HAVE AMAZON PRIME SO I SAVE A BUNCH OF MONEY AND DON'T PAY SHIPPING BY ORDERING THROUGH AMAZON. EBAY IS ANOTHER SITE TO CHECK AS THEY HAVE LISTINGS THAT CHANGE DAILY.*


This month I received 5 samples. To start with I received Amika Bombshell Blowout spray in a 1 fl oz sample size. I liked the scent of this hair product which wasn't too strong or perfumed. I didn't see an amazingly huge difference while using it when it came to volume. I do like that it protects against heat so I sprayed it on before blow-drying it. The scent left my hair smelling very nice for the…

Review - Matte Liquid Lipsticks From Ebay PLUS Mac Dupes!

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I have been keeping my eye out for matte liquid lipsticks that won't cost me a ton and will work well. Of course, everything in life is cheaper on Ebay so I ordered 5 lipsticks from one company to try out. They were a hit or miss combo. I feel that they come off easily near the inner part of my lips where saliva is. Also, the color is thin and needed multiple applications for good coverage. Some of the color were WILDLY off from the pics on the Ebay listings which was frustrating as well. Below is picture of each lipstick when on, as well as the link to where I purchased it from.


We will start with Lipstick 1. This was NOTHING like the picture on Ebay. The color was so off that I left feedback to reflect that. I looked like a chick from a 1980's flashback.... It's a very light hot pink color. I was not a fan. Also it did not go on very thick so it took several applications to get decent coverage.

You can find it on Ebay listed as color number 3.
Lipstick 2 was actually a p…

Review - July 2017 Birchbox

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Welcome to the July 2017 Birchbox review! We had some hiccups in our months for July and August which is why I am just now getting this review up. However, this is still a good way to get a look at what comes in a Birchbox month's subscription box, as well as seeing an actual review of the products. I don't find unveilings to be super helpful as they do just show you what's in it, not how they work. *AS A REMINDER, YOU CAN OFTEN FIND THESE PRODUCTS CHEAPER ON OTHER SITES. I HAVE AMAZON PRIME SO I SAVE A BUNCH OF MONEY AND DON'T PAY SHIPPING BY ORDERING THROUGH AMAZON. EBAY IS ANOTHER SITE TO CHECK AS THEY HAVE LISTINGS THAT CHANGE DAILY.*

So let's get started!

This month we received 5 products total. Occasionally Birchbox will send an extra sample, but they did not this month. To start with, we have Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Face Primer in a 0.25oz sample size. THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! I love it! I've already purchased a full size product because it is…

Review - Target August 2017 Beauty Box

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I like trying out monthly and quarterly box companies to see if they are all they are hyped to be. Plus I often get really awesome stuff in them that I love! I get to try out new companies and products for a low price. (^.^) I have discovered a lot of great companies just by getting these boxes, companies I had never heard of before.


Today I'm reviewing the Target August 2017 Beauty Box. I know a lot of people like to do box reveals as soon as they can find out what's in the box, but I like to take my time with the products in each box so I can actually review them for you. This way you get to see what kind of things you'll get in the box, as well as finding out how they work!
To start with, this box came with a 1.4fl oz sample bottle of Herbal Essences Bio-Renew Repair Shampoo. I tend to avoid chemical filled hair products, but I do keep these tiny bottles for camping trips and travel. This one smells pretty good and it cleans really well! I don't feel there is enoug…