{Target Beauty Box} vacay VIBES

January 2016
Must-haves. Can’t-live withouts. Obsessions. As purveyors of all-things beauty, we at Target Style like to keep a lookout for what’s new and now. In this box, you’ll find a few of our favorites-just in time for spring break. Test ’em out and tell us what you think. And if you love them as much as we do, find the full-sized versions at Target.

Spring Break? Man I AJ have not been on or had a spring break in hell over ten years. I just dated myself, yes I have been out of college for almost 10 years now. It will be 10 years in May since I collected my B.S. degree and rode off into the sunset like the lone ranger. A lot of life has happened in those 10 magical years. I have worked many jobs and now I am happy to say I have landed my career, who knew a girl with a B.S. in legal studies would end up as a Quality Assurance Analyst?! I don’t have time for vacations, instead I settle for weekend getaways, in which my goal for 2016 is to take more of them. I need more weekend road trips in my life!

March16

Enough about me and my career, lets get back to this here box. I personally stalk target.com and constantly plop “beauty box” into the search bar and I get way to excited when I see that a new one is forming. They will list the products as a hint or spoiler before the actual box goes live. I stalk the shit out of the site and when it goes live I buy one and then run to facebook and tell all of my girlfriends to go get one. I literally have a list in my phone of people that I need to alert when a new box comes out, a girl looks out for her girlfriends. The list is constantly growing and I am glad that it is, because who doesn’t love to get a little box of pampering in the mail.

March 2016- vacay VIBES

March2016

Hair Food Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner: Uniquely infused with honey and apricot fragrance, this paraben and mineral oil-free duo gives hair a moisture-rich treat.

Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Sea salt Spray: infused with natural Dead Sea salt & sea kelp this salon formula it adds sexy, windswept & tousled waves and a light matte finish to any hair type

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Color: the long-wear, chip-resistant formula gives nails a professional finish and comes in endless vibrant colors.
—————————> I received Lie-lac, a vibrant lilac hue perfect for spring.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask: lightweight ionized mineral water hydrates and restores skin overnight and has a subtle, calming scent.

Banana Boat Sun Comfort SPF 30 Lotion: broad-spectrum UVA- and UVB-protection stays on through sun, water, wind, sweat, sand, and more.

Nugg Deep Hydrating Facial Mask Treatment: 94% natural face mask features a blend of extracts and oils that intensely hydrates and softens dry skin.
——————————-> I received the Nugg Deep Cleansing Face Mask with cucumber extract & jojoba oil. Key ingredients include Witch Hazel extract and Cucumber extract which act as astringents to reduce the appearance of pore size, Jojoba Lite Oil to help dissolve sebum in a gentle, healthy way and Aloe Juice and Glycerin to hydrate and soothe skin. This mask left my skin feeling soft smooth, and a little tighter. I will definitely be picking up more of these from my local Target store.

you are AMAZING Juicy Grapefruit Body Lotion: moisturizing body lotion keeps skin hydrated all day long with a bright, citrusy scent.
———————>This lotion screams SUMMER!!!! Only thing is its March and mother nature has been known to drop a load or two on us in March/April. Sometimes Mother Nature will drop an extra load in May, ya know just to remind us that she is in control and that nothing we do will appease her. Minnesotans have a long road ahead of us before we see the lovely signs of summer.

Caress Adore Forever Body Wash: fragrance-release pearls give a burst of purfume each time you touch your skin.
—————–>I have received this body wash in a few other boxes and I am perplexed. The scent it wears off as soon as my ass is toweled off and when I touch my skin I don’t smell anything. Maybe you become immune to it or something, all I know is those magical pearls are not doing there jobs.

As always the folks over at Target put together an amazing box for an amazing price. It has become apparent that the box is now monthly, they just need to go ahead and start a subscription service and put the free-for all fight to bed. Then again stalking the site and pouncing as soon as that bad boy goes live is part of the thrill. I take my thrills where I can get them!

The Target Beauty Box is not a subscription service, they are first come first served, if they are sold out then you my friends are out of luck. I just checked target.com and the March box is OUT OF STOCK. For $7 this box is a great deal, that is if you can get your hands on one, they always sellout like hotcakes. So don’t sit on the beauty fence when you see them, just throw it in your virtual cart and call it a day!

***I was no compensated for my post. Opinions are my own***

{BirchBox} From the Vault – Mystery Box

Mystery_Box
Call us sentimental, but we can’t let go of the past—literally. We’ve got a Birchbox Vault where we store amazing Birchboxxes from the past. And this month, we’re giving you the keys.

I’ve always wondered what the BirchBox beauty vault looks like, I bet its perfectly organized by product and color. Kind of like a candy store for adult ladies, but prettier and more useful. The mystery box is $10 and if you can part with 100 Birchbox points it will be free. I had some points to burn so I thought why the heck not, I confirmed my order and waited for my mystery box to arrive.

I didn’t have to wait long my box arrived before my March box. Fast shipping is one way to my heart and Birchbox found its way in with free 2 day shipping for Aces.

“Let’s unbox the mystery!!”

Mystery Box

From the Vault Mystery Box: I got a box from November 2015.

AYERS Body Polish – Pampering Sunrise: this body polish goes on smoothly and rinses off cleanly, leaving behind only soft, fantastic-smelling skin.

Davines This is a relaxing moisturizing fluid: this formula adds shine, sublimates frizz, moisturizes, humidity-proofs, and preps hair if you’re using heat tools.
————————-> I am a huge Davines fan girl, I love love their shampoo and conditioner, however this is one product that is not in my wheel house. I will be handing this off to my coworker who regularly straightens her locks, I feel she will put this lovely product to good use. It does smell amazing, however its not for me, I let me curls hang free and never straighten them.

Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Mask: this refreshing cotton sheet mask is loaded with hydrating serum great for nourishing dry, parched skin.
————————————–> They had me at dry, winter temperature wise hasn’t been rough, the wind however has done a number on my skin and I cannot wait to give this a whirl.

LOC one & done shadow stick – On Point: from Birchbox’s new brand: a creaseless, waterproof shadow with shades curated by YouTube beauty star Tati Westbrook

theBalm Cosmetics – Fratboy: this talc-free, finely ground blush and shadow formula gives skin a fresh radiance that makes you look, and feel, young.

My mystery box was a pleasant surprise I will use all of the products except for the Davines. I had received a LOC shadow stick in a different shade and I am glad to have another one in my stash. I checked the site and there are still mystery boxes for sale, so go on now and go get yourself a little mystery.

Get a FREE Mystery Birchbox from 2015 with any $50+ purchase in the Birchbox Shop. Boxes vary, but each features one of our exclusive Birchbox designs and five or more beauty samples from across categories. Also available as a stand-alone purchase for $10!

Birch Box is a beauty and lifestyle subscription box program that costs $10.00 per month. For every dollar you spend in the shop you can earn 1 point. 100 points will get you a free birch box or $10 towards a purchase in the shop at birchbox.com. I know you’ve got friends so why not refer those friends to Birch box and earn a few points for doing so. If you would like to learn more and get a Birch Box of your very own go to http://www.birchbox.com for more information.

***I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are my own***

{BirchBox} What’s The Occasion 

 

February is a month that I wish we could skip. It’s not because of Valentine’s Day, I’m not single and I have a valentine. February is a quiet reminder that another year has passed without Charlie. Not to mention February is usually cold as fuck in Minnesota. Lots of snow and cold tempatures leave this girl dreaming of spring. Ahh spring, hurry your ass up and get here! I am tired of freezing my pretty little ass off. 

I know, I know I should quit bitching about the cold because hey winter is only temporary! Yay! It’s only temporary and soon the sun will shine and it will be all sorts of hot again! 

  
Anyways back to this month’s Birchbox! “What’s the occasion,” fits the month of February perfectly! “This month, we’re helping you create your own not-quite-everyday looks, from easy hairstyles to versatile makeup techniques.” All of us wether you are coupled or single have a reason to dress up and hit the town! Or if you’re like me, you get dressed up and hit the champaign brunch buffet. Hey now, no judging a girls gotta take advantage of brunch when she can! So wether you are brunching it up or hitting the town with your best girls, I hope you do it in style and have a blast! 

  
  

Birchbox February 2016: “what’s the occasion!?” 

ARROW BOOST Color Enhancing Lip Balm: a high-tech, moisturizing lip balm from Birchbox brand ARROW. Formulated to adjust to your unique pH, it enhances each wearer’s natural lip color to create the perfect, just-for-you hue. 

———-> woohoo a lip balm that customizes itself to me! This balm is really nourishing and has a lovely light mint scent. 

COOLA® Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face: The eco-friendly formula is made with 70 percent certified organic ingredients and protects from both UVA rays that lead to premature aging and UVB rays that cause painful burns.



(MALIN+GOETZ) clarifying clay mask: Made for acne-prone skin but safe for sensitive complexions, it taps refined kaolin clay to absorb excess oil and draw out impurities, plus pumice to polish away dead skin.

 

——-> Sunday night is usually mask night in uptown! Nothing like chilling on the couch, watching the real house wives and waiting for my mask to dry. This mask worked really well, it was a little to drying on my skin, but it did clear up those pesky black heads on my nose. I’m trying to be like the cool kids and posing with my best duck face! Yea I know, I won’t attempt this face again, I look like a crazy pants! 


L’Artisan Parfumeur: This light, sun-kissed scent from the iconic Parisian fragrance house L’Artisan is perfect for warm weather—or for spritzing on a carefree, summer vibe any time of year. Inspired by the image of children chasing butterflies, the fresh notes of orange blossom, jasmine, lime, and tuberose evoke a feeling of simple summer days. Slip this petite rollerball in your purse for a touch of fresh scent wherever you go.


Ouidad VitaCurl® Define & Shine Styling Gel-Creme: Infused with smoothing soybean extract, volumizing vitamin A and unique curl-forming polymers for long-lasting definition, this ultra-hydrating, non-sticky formula enhances the texture of curls and waves while leaving a luminous finish.

As far as Birchboxes go this was a pretty great box! My sample choice this month was the Birchbox brand “Arrow” lip balm and I am in love with it. I hope you enjoyed your samples as much as I enjoyed mine! 

Birch Box is a beauty and lifestyle subscription box program that costs $10.00 per month. For every dollar you spend in the shop you can earn 1 point. 100 points will get you a free birch box or $10 towards a purchase in the shop at birchbox.com. I know you’ve got friends so why not refer those friends to Birch box and earn a few points for doing so. If you would like to learn more and get a Birch Box of your very own go to http://www.birchbox.com for more information.

***I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are my own***




{Target} Renewal Beauty Box

January 2016
“Say hello to a new year with a Target Beauty Box. In this box, you’ll find a few of our favorite new products—each inspired by our 2016 beauty resolutions. A $30 value for just $7, this handpicked collection lets you revive your skin, face and hair for a healthy post-holiday glow. Who doesn’t love a fresh start? Test them out and tell us what you think. If you love them as much as we do, find the full-size versions at Target.com/beautybox.”

January 16

I missed out on the Holiday Target Beauty Box in December, I was very sad and stalked the site daily to see if more would be come available. It didn’t happen, when Target says “sold out,” they stinking mean it, they truly are gone and you are left on the outside looking in. Target has been pushing out a monthly box, I am not sure why they just don’t come out and create a monthly subscription, that would make life easier. Until that happens just stalk the Target website, you will get your hands on a box if you pounce as soon as the links are liv

Renewal Box
Target Renewal Beauty Box

Caress Love Forever Body Wash: It’s the first body wash ever to use fragrance-release pearls with touch-activated technology. Release a burst of perfume every time you touch your skin—all day long.

ATTITUDE 2-in-1 Shampoo: This shampoo and body wash is vegetable based and biodegradable. Plus, it’s formulated to be carcinogen free and hypoallergenic. Vegan, not tested on animals.

Laneige BB Cushion: Get 5-in-1 cushion technology that works to brighten, protect, cool and cover your skin while fending off shine.

Scunci No-Slip Grip Braided Headwrap: A comfortable, stretchy band with a braided design for stylish, no-slip grip.

Degree Women Fresh Energy Dry Spray: This dry spray uses a 48-hour MOTIONSENSE formula that goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel and better protection.

Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer: Get 24 hours of soft skin with this instant-absorbing formula that gives you twice the moisturizing power in half the time.

ATTITUDE Volume & Shine Shampoo: Get healthy, beautiful hair with this volumizing shampoo. It is vegetable based, biodegradable, carcinogen free and hypoallergenic. Vegan, not tested on animals.

Revlon Ultimate All-In-One Mascara: This high-impact formula delivers 5 benefits in 1 product: volume, length, definition, lift and rich, intense color.

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Facial Mask: A lightweight, deeply hydrating mask that drenches skin with serum to boost hydration, smooth fine lines and restore firmness and bounce to your skin.

Target has once again out done themselves, the value of this box is huge and not to mention the wide range of products, products that will fit every budget. I love that all of the products are available at my local Target and I pick them up when I fill my prescriptions. If you ask me that is multitasking and a win win. This box will definitely help me start 2016 off on the right beauty foot.

The Target Beauty Box is not a subscription service, they are first come first served, if they are sold out then you my friends are out of luck. I just checked target.com and the October box is out of stock. For $7 this box is a great deal, that is if you can get your hands on one, they always sellout like hotcakes. So don’t sit on the beauty fence when you see them, just throw it in your virtual cart and call it a day!

***I was no compensated for my post. Opinions are my own***

{Target} Refresh Beauty Box

January 2016
“Refresh your look for the new year with a Target Beauty Box. In this box, you’ll find a few of our favorite new products—each inspired by our 2016 beauty resolutions. A $30 value for just $7, this handpicked collection lets you revive your skin, face and hair for a healthy post-holiday glow. Who doesn’t love a fresh start? Test them out and tell us what you think. If you love them as much as we do, find the full-size versions at Target.com/beautybox.”

Refresh Box

I missed out on the Holiday Target Beauty Box in December, I was very sad and stalked the site daily to see if more would be come available. It didn’t happen, when Target says “sold out,” they stinking mean it, they truly are gone and you are left on the outside looking in. Target has been pushing out a monthly box, I am not sure why they just don’t come out and create a monthly subscription, that would make life easier. Until that happens just stalk the Target website, you will get your hands on a box if you pounce as soon as the links are live.

Refresh 2016

Refresh Beauty Box

ACURE Day Cream: This must-have day cream contains gotu kola stem cells and chlorella growth factor to help your skin retain hyaluronic acid and fight environmental damage and free radicals.

John Frieda Keraflex Hair Spray: This versatile formula can be used while styling hair or to lock in a finished look. Its micro-fine mist delivers a soft, brushable hold.

NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion: This skin-pampering, in-shower lotion is enriched with almond oil to give your skin instant moisture that lasts up to 24 hours.

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Pads: These radiance-boosting pads are soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid to help retexture and resurface to unveil younger-looking skin.

ScunciBraided Elastic Bands: Say goodbye to snags with these hair ties made without metal.

Simple Micellar Wipes: Gently remove makeup and impurities, leaving your skin cleansed and instantly hydrated, with these makeup remover wipes. No artificial perfumes, dyes or harsh chemicals.

Marlowe Extra Moisturizing Lotion: An intense moisturizer with a combination of revitalizing antioxidants and extracts to help soften and smooth dry skin.

Clear Total Care Shampoo & Conditioner: Make your hair more resilient to breakage with Clear’s Active Damage Resist system. Infused with Omega 3-6-9, this specially designed complex of vitamins hydrates the scalp and hair, and helps restore shine, smoothness and strength from root to tip.

Target has once again out done themselves, the value of this box is huge and not to mention the wide range of products, products that will fit every budget. I love that all of the products are available at my local Target and I pick them up when I fill my prescriptions. If you ask me that is multitasking and a win win. This box will definitely help me start 2016 off on the right beauty foot.

The Target Beauty Box is not a subscription service, they are first come first served, if they are sold out then you my friends are out of luck. I just checked target.com and the October box is out of stock. For $7 this box is a great deal, that is if you can get your hands on one, they always sellout like hotcakes. So don’t sit on the beauty fence when you see them, just throw it in your virtual cart and call it a day!

***I was no compensated for my post. Opinions are my own***

{Julep} New Year, Fresh Look

January 2016

No matter what you resolve to do in the new year, hydration should always be a priority. In our January collection you’ll find moisturizing lip crayons in right-now hues, and a luxe hydrating crème that’s formulated for anywhere your skin wants it. But first, let’s talk color.

I don’t know how you spent your New Years Eve, I spent mine in an eggplant colored dress, filled my face at the buffet, and cuddled up next to Jay watching the ball drop. It was a great night and it was totally us. Jay and I are not huge party people, we rather have a party on the couch in our PJs with our fur babies. I love the New Year, there is a whole host of new beauty products and trends on the horizon. Plus its a clean slate, your beauty blunders are so last year.

Julep is such an innovative company with a carefully curated product line that aims to please and helps you feel your best beautiful. The polishes are 5-free, no harsh chemicals will be found in their pretty square bottles and no to mention the colors are named after real women. How cool is that, maybe one day there will be an “AJ” polish, a girl can dream.

Enough babbling, lets dive right into the New Year, Fresh Look collection!

Jan2016

Julep, January 2016 – New Year, Fresh Look

No Limits Luxe Hydrating Creme: is a universal moisturizer that laughs in the face of dry winter skin while soothing any place you decide to put it.
————–No Limits includes a cool packaging perk: A push-button airless delivery system to dispense the just-right amount while keeping the crème inside free from impurities. What will they think of next?

Julep Lip Gloss in Splendid: a sheer heirloom rose shimmer
———————-> I said it earlier but Julep truly is an amazing company! I had a stroke a few years back and my grip isn’t the greatest, I drop a lot of shit. I can’t prevent it nor can I predict when my grip is going to weaken, things just hit the floor. I emailed Julep letting them know that a glass bottled lip gloss doesn’t go well with a girl like me. I always manage to drop it, the bottle breaks at the neck, and my new shinny gloss is now BFFs with the trash. It isn’t Juleps fault that my grip sucks, yet they still offered to send me a replacement gloss. That replacement was mailed out today, Like I said Julep is hands down an amazing company.

Breathable nail color—Color Treat in “Julep”: Julep signature crème
—————> The description doesn’t tell you much, it is a purple hue.

Breathable nail color—Color Treat in Shay: Celadon iridescent chrome

Julep never disappoints, especially since the My Maven feature lets you totally customize your entire box. If you do not like a product or a polish color you can simply swap it out for something that you love. Don’t worry the swapping is so easy a toddler could do it. The hardest part is choosing which products you want to go in your monthly box.

To get a box of your very own visit wwww.julep.com for more information.

After your Welcome Box, the contents of your monthly Maven Box depend on the program you signed up for. Each My Maven Box includes over $40 worth of new beauty innovations and/or limited-run nail colors. We create at least five new boxes every month—one for each Style Profile, plus monthly exclusives. If you have a fully customizable subscription, you can personalize your box by picking exactly what you want.

***I was no compensated for my post. Opinions are my own***

{BirchBox} Korean Beauty

  

Wow! January marked my 30th Birch Box. It’s hard to believe that 30 little boxes have graced my door step. Do I remember them all, heck no. Has it been fun receiving them, heck yes it has! Birch Box has introduced me to so many great brands and reminded me of a few old but good ones too! 

  

As I have said before, I am loving the Birch Box sample choice option and add ons. Every month you can either choose a sample or select the curated box of the month. If neither of those tickle your fancy, then you my dear do not have to choose at all. I like to choose, so I always stock my email on sample choice day as its first come first serve, when they are gone its sad tears for you.

This month’s curated box peeked my interest as it included beauty products from Korea. I’ve heard a lot about Korean beauty products but was never brave enough to buy a full size product. The Korean Beauty box was the perfect choice for me.

“So Girlie! What did you get in your Korean Beauty Box!?”

January 2016

Birch Box January 2016 – Korean Beauty

Re:P Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herbs: This soothing mask uses organic herbs and kaolin clay to reduce redness and deeply cleanse pores.
————————-> I love a good mask, the name alone peeked my interest, and I slathered this baby on the day I got my box. It went on like a past, dried withing 10 minutes and washed off without leaving any residue behind. My skin felt soft and I noticed a slight reduction in the redness factor. I decide to share a Monday Night Mask shot with you lovelies.
Korean beauty

IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer: Rich in fruit extracts, this nourishing SPF 15 primer creates a smooth, luminous canvas for makeup.
————————-> SPF is my go to BFF and I love any products that sneak it in. The primer went on smooth and absorbed quickly, I am not really sure if it made me luminous.

TONYMOLY Delight Tony Tint – Red: This lightweight lip color dries matte, flushed finish that lasts all day.
——————->The stain dried a little to quickly on my lips, I didn’t even get a chance to rub it in. I am not a fan.

Manefit Beauty Planner Cucumber Soothing + Moisturizing Mask: Infused with cucumber, this sheet mask soothes, tones, and restores moisture to dry skin.

Goodal Waterest First Essence: This high-tech formula includes hyaluronic acid and fermented lotus flower to help skin retain moisture.

Goodal Yerba Mate Bubble Peeling: removes dead skin for a brighter complexion.

Goodal Yerba Mate Cleansing foam: balances oil and detoxifies the skin.

I am so glad that I chose the Korean Beauty Box this month. I got introduced to a wide variety of K-Beauty products and learned which ones are worth investing in. It is always nice to have Birch Box as my guide in the uncharted territory of beauty and skin care products. Without them I would never have tried any of the products on my own.

Birch Box is a beauty and lifestyle subscription box program that costs $10.00 per month. For every dollar you spend in the shop you can earn 1 point. 100 points will get you a free birch box or $10 towards a purchase in the shop at birchbox.com. I know you’ve got friends so why not refer those friends to Birch box and earn a few points for doing so. If you would like to learn more and get a Birch Box of your very own go to http://www.birchbox.com for more information.

***I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are my own***

{Influenster} #HumidifyMe –  Honeywell Cool Moisture Humidifier

 I received the Influenster #HumidifyMe Voxbox in early November. I was thrilled when I got the email saying my humidifier was on its way. Humidifiers are a requirement when battling the dry Minnesota winter air, plus they make the cold/flu season bareable.

The Honeywell cool moisture humidifier has a stylish design with the tank in back, rather than on the side. The humidifier is so quiet that I forget that its on. The water tank is brake resistant and it has a wide opening for easy filling & cleaning. It will run up to 18 hours and has 2 speed settings. 

I am in love with this humidifier. I never thought I would say something like this but I am in love with it. It is so easy to fill, I just pop off the top, throw it under the tap, and plop it back on to the unit. I don’t have to struggle with a side container or crazy filter, it’s just one, two, back to moist air please. I would highly recommend this model to anyone who doesn’t like a lot of noise while they slumber. You will forget that you have this little bad boy running, it is literally that quiet. Bonus the little power indication light is not blaringly bright so you my dear won’t even notice that either. You will have beautiful moist air sleeps.

Go on now, go on out and get yourself one! You know you want moist air in your life!!
voxbox-blogimage-popup2
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

{Walmart Beauty} Quarterly Beauty Box – Winter 2015

Fall 2015
“A defining line here. A splash of color there. Every woman has her own unique way of showing the beauty within her. At Walmart, you’ll discover the latest products and most trusted brands at our low prices. Every day.”

Hello Winter! Wait Winter, where are you? The ground is still brown, there is no ice, traffic is a breeze, and snow storms are missing. Oh winter you decided to take a vacation and miss Minnesota this year, well that is just fantastic! Merry Christmas Winter, Merry Christmas. Winter has been mild in Minnesota and I could not be happier. Digging yourself out after snowstorms gets a little old, as does being stuck on the freeway for hours because someone forgot how to drive in the wintery conditions.

Walmart shelves are loaded down with Christmas decorations, gift sets, and of course toys. We cannot forget the TOYS, toys for big kids and little ones alike. I am a fan of the Pioneer Woman Collection, kitchen toys are always a safe buy and well new beauty products too. Tis the season to try something new and refreshing. My winter box arrived just in time, the weatherman claims its going to start snowing here and the temps are about to drop. Which means I will be in search of new products to keep the dreaded winter dry skin at bay.

“So AJ what did you get in your Winter Walmart box?”

Winter 2015

Winter 2015

Pure Silk Rich & Luxurious Shave Cream: This smooth shave cream will moisturize, soften and nourish your skin as you shave, leaving your skin feeling pampered. With a fresh Raspberry Mist scent, this lather shave cream contains no CFCs and is packaged in a rust-proof aluminum can.

Pantene Pro-V Style Series Hairspray: Supports your hair’s structure to help hold a touchable style all day without weighing it down.

Goody Slide proof elastics: is a line of everyday stylish accessories designed to provide all-day mazimum hold. These accessories fit securely without sacrificing style and are the perfect accessory to keep hair looking its best throughout the day.

NSPA Exotically Creamy Coconut Rich Body Butter: Indulge your senses with NSPA Exotically Creamy Coconut Rich Body Butter packed with natural vitamins and real fruit goodness to deeply nourish skin, leaving it healthier looking and feeling velvety soft.

Dial 7 day Moisturizing lotion – Omega Moisture: leaves your skin looking and feeling younger, healthier and more beautiful. With seven bionutrients, including vitamins and minerals as well as honey extract, your skin receives the daily dose of nutrition it needs.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser: Its rich, cushioning formula cleanses skin without over-drying. It gently washes away dull surface skin cells, revealing new refreshed healthy skin. Infused with antioxidant white tea and vitamin E, this moisturizing scrub formula boosts three signs of healthy-looking skin: softness, evenness, and radiance.

The winter Walmart box was over all super. A lot of ladies received what felt like odds and ends, I however received a nice lot of samples. Two of the products the Dial lotion and Nuetrogena cleanser are repeat products for me, but who cares, I will totally use them up. A girl can never have to many hair ties, travel size bottles of shave gel and hairspray, so this box totally worked for me.

Do you want a $5.00 quarterly Walmart Beauty Box of your very own. Oh! Come on now, get over yourself and hop on over to https://beautybox.walmart.com. Your box is waiting for you and trust me you will not regret that you signed up! The box ships every three months and the next box will be winter.

***I was not compensated for this post. Reviews are my own.*****

{BirchBox} All Wrapped Up

Birchbox 2015
“No matter how many years go by, we still get a fizz of incitement around the holidays. Family traditions, twinkly lights, pillars of beautifully wrapped presents…the anticipation is half the fun! This holiday, feel free to open one gift early-your December Birchbox. Its filled with beauty treats picked just for you, all wrapped up in a cozy chic holiday pattern.”

Ahh the Holidays are here! If you know me well, then you know I put my Christmas tree up on November 1st and that I have more ornaments than I know what to do with. Christmas is magical, miracles are in the air and kindness is abundant. Every heart is glowing with a light that cannot be described, even the Grinchiest man on earth cannot hide from the Christmas spirit. As I get old holiday parties become fewer and fewer, which I am totally ok with. I rather spend the weekends decorating cookies with my niece, grabbing coffee with dear friends and cuddling on the couch with Jay. Oh and the muppet like dog too, I could never forget my fuzzy little cuddle buddy.
December 2015

If you ask me December is one of the best Birchbox months. They always go out of their way to make the Holiday boxes a little bit more special than the rest. The boxes are always perfectly dressed and the samples are well they are still the same. Birchbox is kind of like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get until you click on the sneak peek link. I always peek before my box arrives.

“Hey girl! What did you get in your All Wrapped Up Box?!”

December 15

All Wrapped Up

Beauty Protector – Protect & Detangle: This best-selling elixir that locks in color, protects from heat damage, and adds silkiness.

Catherine Malandrino – Romance de Provence: An ode to Provence, this timeless scent mixes fruity and floral nuances with vanilla and patchouli.

Costal Scents styleEyes shadow Palette – formalEyes: A bold, beautiful eye shadow palette in always-fashionable pinks and mauves.

Soap & Paper Factory – Shea butter hand cream in Green Tea: A rich cream moisturizer that soothes even the driest of hands, in a fresh, gentle green tea scent.

The Beauty Crop – Lighting Crew Highlight Cream: Full of natural antioxidants this highlighted cream is perfect under foundation or body lotion for a luminous glow.

This wasn’t my greatest December box, it wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad either. I was expecting more holiday charm or sparkles or something festive to be included in the boxes.

Birch Box is a beauty and lifestyle subscription box program that costs $10.00 per month. For every dollar you spend in the shop you can earn 1 point. 100 points will get you a free birch box or $10 towards a purchase in the shop at birchbox.com. I know you’ve got friends so why not refer those friends to Birch box and earn a few points for doing so. If you would like to learn more and get a Birch Box of your very own go to http://www.birchbox.com for more information.

***I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are my own***