{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***

{Julep} All Night Long – December 2015

December 2015

“We’ve waited all year for this. Our December collection sees the long-awaited launch of a liquid-to-matte lip mousse developed with the help of thousands (thank you!). We’re pretty sure it’s our best lippy yet and we can’t wait to hear what you think about the final result. Pre-work coffee with a fave friend, white elephant gift lunch at the office, happy hour, date night, dinner, dancing, holiday brunch… Social energy runs hot this month and our December polish palette is ready to party.”

I have fallen back in love with Julep and the completely customizable Maven Box. If I do not like a product or a nail color, I can just swap it out for another product or shade. As far as I am aware Julep is the only company offering a totally customizable subscription box experience. The price did go from $19.99 to $24.99, having the ability to chose my products is worth the extra five bucks.

“So What products did you pick for your December Maven Box!?”
December 15

Oh, I am so glad you asked!

All Night Long

Feels Like Velvet Eyeshadow in Champagne and Caviar: Metallic pink nude & mocha shimmer. Blends effortlessly with a weightless finish and creates effortless eye looks when worn together—or each on their own.

It’s Whipped – Bisou: Modern Mauve hydrating, liquid-to-matte mousse that glides on mess-free, grips for all day vibrancy, and has a weightless finish.

Shader Brush: This versatile brush features fine, soft, synthetic bristles that allow for smooth, controlled application and flawless blending.

I used 400 Jules to add on a polish for free. I added on Rayma: Italian plum crème

Decembers collection was beautiful and I am so glad to have a matte lip gloss that I love. Before this one I was in a love hate relationship with matte gloss, a lot of them dry out to quickly and the color has a short life span. The Julep whipped delivered and I am one happy girl. The eye shadow is also lovely and easy to blend. I am so glad I chose the eye shadow and whipped, my box was totally me and I am in love with the new customization feature.

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.

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

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