WalMart Beauty Box Summer 2016





Schwarzkopf Essence UltIme Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo seals-in hair color for anti-fading and provides deep nourishment. Get intensified shine and color luminosity and up to 85% less hair breakage and split ends. Essence Ultime contains a precious Ultime-4-Complex, a unique combination of pearl essence, panthenol, refined protein and keratin. Indulge your hair with luxurious care. $6.97 at Walmart 

Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Diamond Color Conditioner seals-in hair color for anti-fading and provides deep nourishment. Essence Ultime contains a precious Ultime-4-Complex, a unique combination of pearl essence, panthenol, refined protein and keratin. Indulge your hair with luxurious care. $6.97 at Walmart 




When you have very dry, rough, irritated skin you need something that will moisturize to help it heal fast. In our Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented lotion, we’ve combined healing micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly and our highest levels of moisturizing glycerin. The result is a rich yet quick absorbing lotion that gives you intense moisturization. This lotion deeply moisturizes to heal very dry skin in only 5 days. It provides prescription strength moisturization without the prescription to restore soft, healthy looking skin. It’s also been awarded the U.S. National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance. With its seal of approval from the NEA, Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented Lotion is suitable to use as a daily moisturizer for people with eczema or sensitive skin. Apply Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented Lotion to your skin daily to heal dry skin. $5.84 at Walmart 



America’s #1 Scrub gently cleans pores and helps stop breakouts before they occur.

St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Face Scrub:

  • St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub is made with 100% natural exfoliants
  • This face scrub helps prevent blemishes before they even occur
  • St. Ives Apricot Scrub is paraben free
  • This St. Ives face scrub will help instantly reveal radiant skin
  • This apricot scrub is dermatologist tested

$3.48 at Walmart




For a bold, adventure-ready manicure, try Desert Rose, a coral and turquoise tribal nail art look. Coconut Nail Art by Incoco delivers effortless nail art without the mess, hassle, and dry time of liquid polish.

Coconut Nail Art by Incoco Nail Polish Strips:

  • 12 double-ended strips per set for a perfect fit
  • Instant, beautiful, nail art design
  • Self-stick strips includes base, color, and top coats
  • Up to 10-14 days of wear
  • Remove with nail polish remover

$4.97 at Walmart 




  • Top Notes: Honey, Apricot Middle Notes: Saffron, Orchid, Belladona Base Notes: Incense, Musk

$24.87 at Walmart





Arm And Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Toothpaste, Fresh Mint – 4.3 Oz, 3 Pack – Helps to remove stains, improve enamel strength, restore gloss and luster. – Arm and Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Toothpaste, Clean Mint

  • Arm and Hammer Truly RadiantTM toothpaste is the only toothpaste with baking soda, peroxide and Active Calcium.
  • Remove stains.
  • Improve enamel strength.
  • Restore gloss and luster.
  • Baking soda.
  • Active Calcium Peroxide.
  • Fluoride cavity protection.
  • Unsurpassed enamel strengthening.

$3.48 at Walmart

Products I’ve Hit Pan On—C.O. Bigelow – Rose Salve – No. 012

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Almost a year ago I did a review on this lip balm and I’m happy to say that I’ve almost used it all up!  I love the feeling you get when you finish up a product, am I the only one? Please tell me I’m not completely weird in finding satisfaction in using up a product!!


As you can see from the pictures I’ll be done with this in a few weeks.  I probably won’t repurchase as I have a ton of lip balms to use.  And as I mentioned in my review I really like to use this as moisturizer for my cuticles and I’ve got plenty of those types of products to use as well.

Products Mentioned::

C.O. Bigelow – Rose Salve – No. 012– $5.50

Walmart Beauty Box Fall 2014



Want a subscription box but paying $10+ dollars on products that you wouldn’t buy anyway not really your thing?  Then guess what, The Walmart Beauty Box may be for you!!  The box comes out with every season (4 times a year) and costs just $5.00 per box!   I was luck enough to nab the Fall box (which is now sold out 😦 ) But you can get on the list for the Winter Box that ships at the end of November!!   In this box I received 9 products and 3 of them were full size items that in total were worth $18.00.  So this box tripled in value with just 3 items!!



Dove Advanced Hair Series  Oxygen Moisture for Fine, Flat Hair Shampoo  (Travel Size in box) Full Size $5.00

Dove Advanced Hair Series  Oxygen Moisture for Fine, Flat Hair Conditioner (Travel Size in box) Full Size $5.00 

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil (Travel Size in Box) Full Size $12.00

L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Pore Vanisher (Foil Packet in Box) Full Size $18.00

Secret Clinical Strength Completely Clean Invisible Solid Antiperspirant/Deodorant Full Size $8.00 

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau De Parfun Spray (Sample Size in box) Full Size $30.00

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glossy Days Glosstinis Nail Gloss in LaserLight  Full Size $3.00

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Glossy Lip Balm  in Pink Me Up Full Size $7.00 

Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Makeup Sample Card (Coupon for $2.00 off) Full Size $14.00



July Favorites 2014

Its that time of month…


Lips: NYX Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler.  This is a gorgeous red orange color, but its totally wearable.  The Butter Gloss formula is amazing and it feels so good on the lips and it smells like sugar!


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Lovely By Sarah Jessica Parker I have wanted to try this perfume mostly because the bottle was pretty and I liked the name! I saw this at my local Ross deeply discounted and knew that the time was right!  This perfume smells heavenly!  My sister said it reminded her of a grandma perfume but I think it smells like a sophisticated  lady, so therefore I shall wear it. This is a blend of mandarin, rosewood, lavender, apple martini, and bergamot. Sooo Good!!


High Beam by Benefit I’ve been mixing a little bit of this highlighter in with my foundation and it makes me look amazing!  When I use a heaver full coverage foundation I add just a few drops and it gives my skin a glowy effect but not shimmery.  You know the difference 🙂  perfect for late summer nights out! I’m recycling an old pictures but you can see High Beam below.

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Nellie and Bea from Julep

I’m loving this color combo!  I added it to my toes and I’ve gotten nothing but compliments!  These two colors are the perfect summer combo.



Melaleuca Lip Balm- in Sugar and Spice

The consistence of this balm reminds me of fresh Sugar balms.  Its super soft so I don’t recommending leaving them anywhere they will get overheated as they will melt.  I thought you could buy this product without being a member but I can seem to be able to directly order from their site.  I have seen this brand on ebay and amazon or you could find a distributor in your area.



Stila One Step Correct  I’ve never been in love with a primer before I think this may be it!  I will be giving a full review this week so stay tuned!

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What were your favorites from the moth of July? Let me know! 



Summer 2014 Fab Fit Fun Box

I received the Fab Fit Fun box for spring but never got around to blogging about it as it came at a really busy time!  So I planned out and made sure I made time to let you all know about what is in the Summer box. And best of all, you can still snag one of these boxes, and I have a giveaway so you can win a few items from this box!!! Check out the Contest page to find out what you have to do… I promise its super easy!

FFF is a subscription box that costs $49.99 but usually is worth around $200.00.  This is a seasonal box so you get one every three months to correspond with the season!  Visit and use my code 8422729 to get your own box! 


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First we have the KISSTXX Lip Balm:  “Give your makeout a makeover and create real chemistry with your special someone with these super fun KISSTIXX! Choose your flavor and give one to your smooching partner and watch the flavors mix as you heat things up.”  Well that sounds exciting…. but alas I have no one to smooch with so what if I mix the two…will that have the same effect?!  It sounds like a fun and innovative product if it really works! Worth: $5.99

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POPchips: Pop into a bag of these delish chips and you’ll never feel guilty for your snack attack again! POPchips are never fried (unhealthy), never baked (undelicious), just popped to perfection. These tasty chips are uh-amazing straight out of the bag or paired with your fave dip.  And the best part? They’re only 100-130 calories per single-serving bag!”  I want to try these but seriously the only chip flavor I will not eat is salt and vinegar so I’m going to pass these along to someone who will appreciate it! Worth: $1.29

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Thursday Friday Away Mini  Clutch/Makeup Bag: Your makeup bag just got a whole lot cuter! We’re ub-sessed with Thursday Fridays’ Canvas mini-clutches, which fashionably totes all your necessities wherever you go. The uber-popular clutch features a nylon lining, metal zip closure, and an uh-dorable print.”   Is this not the cutest thing?!  I am changing out the makeup bag I carry in my purse for this one! Worth: $ 35.00

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Balanced Guru No Frizz Oil: “Fight the summer frizz without weighing down your mane with silicones.  Balanced Guru’s blend of argan, jojoba, and tamanu oils controls those flyaways and nourishes your hair to keep you looking fab.” First off this smells sooo good!  I am excited to try this but I can totally see my curly haired sister Anna stealing this…. I may need to get her a bottle to keep mine safe…. Worth $25.00

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Sonya Dakar Flash Facial: ” Developed by Gwyneth Paltrow’s famed facialist, this Flash Facial is a miracle worker! In just 60 seconds, the Flash Facial will reveal softer, plumper and younger-looking skin.  Packed with antioxidants and hyaluronic and lactic acids, your skin will be smooth and radiant all summer long. “ Wow this sounds amazing, I honestly hope its as wonderful as it says it is. Either way, you can be sure after a few uses this will be reviewed on the blog! Worth $95.00

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Skintimate Shave Gel: “Not getting enough out of your shaving cream? Give your legs some TLC with Skintimate Shave Gels’ available in Signature Scents and Skin Therapy Formulas.  Skintimate Shave Gels will leave your gams feeling healthy and Beautiful after every shave, so you won’t have to think twice abut showing them off this summer.”  This is usually the shaving cream I buy so having a travel size is great for the summer!  Worth $1.99

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Slimfast Have Your Cake… Meal Bar: ” Make it like your birthday… every day! This indulgent protein meal bar features delicious vanilla cake and frosting, combined with fun sprinkles, and contains 180 calories per bar.  Its a delightful way to take the Slimfast 14-day Slimdown.”  Well it doesn’t taste horrible, but it sure as heck isn’t cake… sorry slimfast…. Worth $1.00

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Always Xtra Protection Long Daily Liners:Feeling clean and comfortable is always a priority, and these liners do the trick! Whether its the gym, a long workday, or any time you want to feel your best, Always Xtra Protection Long Daily Liner with LeakGuard Core will help keep you fresh and dry because they are 5x drier.  Welcome to your everyday, feel-fresh essential.”   Ummm, never got anything like this in a subscription box before… but hey it is something I’ll use. Worth $1.50

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Zoya Nail Polish: “Nail this summer’s mani trend with a polish by the leading innovator in fashion-forward nail shades and texture, Zoya! It’s vegan-friendly, safe for use during pregnancy, and the longest wearing natural nail polish on the market — leaving you with a gorgeous, vibrant color the healthy way.”  I received the shade Elodie which is  a Pinky-Orange Melon Color, perfect for summer!  Worth $9.00

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pur ~ lisse pur~protect SPF30: “Save your skin this summer with this anti-aging moisturizer complete with SPF30! This formula is so fab, it was recently featured in Vogue as the Editor’s Favorite Summer Product.  the super lightweight yet nourishing texture will have your face looking fab with or without makeup.”   This must be the it product of the summer as I also received this in my Ipsy bag this month.  Worth: $55.00

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FabFitFun Water Infuser BPA-Free Water Bottle: ” ‘Grab Life by the Exercise Balls,’ and keep yourself inspired while you perspire! We created this very special FFF BPA-Free Bottle with an infusher, so you can add your fave flavors to your H20.  Try cucumber and mint or strawberry and lime for a super-refreshing sip!”  What?!?! FFF can you read my mind? I have been shopping around for a bottle just like this and what do you know it  arrives at my doorstep.  This is by far my favorite product!  Yay!!! Worth: $15.00

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Ipsy July 2014

Today is Ipsy Day!  I actually got my Ipsy bag before I got my Birchbox, but Ipsy got lost under a pile of clothes…. #LifeProblems

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Alright first off, I’m really not impressed this month 😦  Usually Ipsy beats out Birchbox or its a tie but this month Birchbox beat Ipsy by quite a bit… So lets see what I was not impressed with…

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I have gotten quite a few Elizabeth Mott products from Ipsy, I feel like every month I get something from Be A Bombshell or Elizabeth Mott or both!  I like diversity… this is the Tints and Sass Fabulous Lip and Cheeks Stain in Cherry.  The color is nice and looks very similar to the Benefit Benetint in Rose.  I will have to swatch them side by side and see if they are similar.  Out of all of the products this is probably what I’m most excited to try and as a full size item it more then pays for the Ipsy monthly subscription so I guess I shouldn’t complain about not liking my bag that much…

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Up next is an acne spot treatment from Clear Clinics Laboratories called Vanished. This is a new brand for me, but I have sooo many acne spot treatments in my bathroom its ridiculous! I opened this up and was hit with a very strong odor of Alcohol, like super strong, not crazy about putting that on my face… But I will give it a try and let you know the results.

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This is probably what I’m least excited about.  This is a nail polish from the brand Models Own which is also new to me.  Looking at their website, I like a lot of the polishes they have but I’m not a fan of the one I was sent.  It is the shade called “Red Sea-Splash”  It is definitely something I would have to layer over another color as I think it looks a little weird on my bare nail in the picture.

imageUp next is a product from bareMinerals.  It is the 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15.  That is a mouthful and I’m surprised they were able to get that all on this teeny tiny tube! This Cream promises 5 benefits (so there for its a BB cream?!  I’m getting a little irritated with all the products with double letters, like they’re supposed to be better.  But that’s for another post however before I step off my soapbox I would like to say that I really feel for the letter A, we have BB, DD, CC…). The five benefits are  12-hour long-wearing color, Super-charged primer, Powerful brightening benefits, Smooths fine lines and Protects with SPF.  This product comes in 10 neutral shades and I can’t find a shade anywhere on my little sample.  According the Ipsy site, I would have gotten either Divine Wine or Barely Nude.  Looking online I think out of those two colors I have Divine Wine.



Lastly is a Sunscreen from pur-lisse.  I have fair skin and I live in the sunny state of Florida so I use sunscreen on a daily basis.  That being said my face is very sensitive to sunscreen and I’ve only found a few that don’t sting my face or cause me to break out.  And according to this packaging this was developed for normal-dry skin.  I am not normal (skin or otherwise) and I am nowhere dry, I’m super oily.  So… I don’t think I will be able to use this at all.

Products Mentioned:: 

Ipsy Subscription for $10.00 a month 

Elizabeth Mott Tints and Sass Fabulous Lip and Cheek Stain in Cherry- $22.99

Benefit Benetint in Rose- $30.00

Clear Clinic Laboratories Vanished- $35.00

Models Own Nail Polish in “Red Sea-Splash”- $5.00

bareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow-$18.00

Pur-Lisse pur~protect spf 30-$55.00


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July 2014 Birchbox

Its that time again!  I feel like birchbox has really stepped up their game with the past few boxes.  I have been getting more products and bigger sizes… Good for you Birchbox!

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So lets take a peek into what this Health themed box holds for me today…

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As you can see lots of goodies!  Alright first off

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We have this Ruffian nail polish from their Rapture collection in the shade Ambrosia.  Birchbox started offering something new to their subscribers this past month were you  get to choose one of your samples and/or shade!  I was super excited about that as one of the two samples was something I already had (Cynthia Rowley lip gloss) and in the Rapture Collection there are three colors and two were similar to shades I already own.  I don’t have anything like this metallic purple so I’m excited to give it a try on my nails this weekend!

Also included as a bonus is a Ruffian Acetone-free towelette to remove the polish, Thanks Birchbox!

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Next are these two cute little sample pots of Beauty Protector Protect and Treat Mask.  I like the Beauty Protector line so I’m excited to try this and it smells amazing like the rest of the line.  I think I could get 2-3 uses out of every pot so I think I should be able to give a pretty solid review on this hair mask.

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Ok Birchbox, one complaint for this box…I feel like I always get a lotion and it takes me forever to get through even sample sizes!  So if we could lay off of that for a few months that would be super nice.  But, this Naobay Body Radiance Lotion does have a nice scent and I will add it to my collection on my desk at work.

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Isn’t this little Posiebalm from Benefit the cutest thing! Why is it that women (well at least me…) have a fit when something is in a small package?  This lip balm is just so cute in its little package!  This is a mango butter balm that has a very sheer wash of pink.  I swiped it on as soon as I got it out of its packaging and its been on for about 30 minutes and is still moisturizing.

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Lasty is the most intriguing product in this months box.  It is the Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel.  The card says that this is an acid free peel that gently exfoliates for softer, smoother, brighter skin instantly… We shall see, I hope I can get a few uses out of this bottle so I can give a true review.


Ok so if you are not on board with Birchbox what are you waiting for?!  One of the reasons I keep coming back to Birchbox is their  points system where you use your points to buy products in the Shop. You can get points a few different ways: One is by referring people (50 points),  buying products in the shop (1 point for every $1 spent), and by reviewing the products you received in your box (10 points for each review).  And… 100 points=$10.  So with a little math you can see that if you review all your products every month, you will get, on average, $5 in points a month.  I like to look at that as getting my box for half price!

Products Mentioned::

Birchbox Subscription- $10.00 a month 

Ruffian Nail Lacquer in Ambrosia- $11.00

Ruffian Dressing Room Nail Lacquer Remover Towelettes- $12.00

Beauty Protector Protect and Treat Hair Mask- $25.95

Naobay Body Radiance Lotion- $24.00

Benefit Posiebalm- $18.00

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel-$48.00