{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!


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***