Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review: The Chap-Stick from the BirchBox Oct 2013

Hi Y'all!  As you know I received the Chapstick Moisturizer Hydration Lock Vanilla Creme as a full size sample ($3) in the BirchBox ($10) for October 2013.  I got it 2 days ago, and I told you I would do a review of the items I received.  I have had dry lips because the weather decided to change here, from hot to cold to warm to cool and warm to cold all in a few days.  So, I used this chap sick for 2 days and let me tell you, it WORKS!  I have use other products like the Chap Stick Cherry (it doesn't taste good), Chap Stick Medicated (taste awful), Carmex in the sick form and in the little round container (its kinda greasy), Blistex Lip Medix - Medicated (greasy too). These are just the ones I have used lately.

The Chap Stick Hydration Lock is suppose to work for 8 hours, I have only needed to use it twice a day.  It is creamy, A little more like a thicker creamy feeling.  I think that the thick and creamy is much better, it seems to stay on longer with out feeling funny or heavy.  The vanilla Creme is more like a smell then a taste, I like that.  I also got a coupon for $1 off for the next one I buy, it expires in 2 months, I will go out and buy it before the coupon expires even if I am not done with this one.

I will say I would not have gone out and bought one on my own, I have tried a few different Chap Stick products and they all seem the same, even with the different flavors they still taste the same and the feeling on my lips is all the same.  This one is different and  I really like it.  There really is not a taste at all and the vanilla smell is really light. 

So, if you are looking for something that does what it says it does.  A lip moisturizer that really does moisturize ad make you lips softer. Doesn't feel heavy, greasy or nasty.  Then you really should pick this one up and try it for yourself.  

You gotta admit, this might just be a really good product.  I only used it for 2 days and I have seen a great change in my lips.  They noticeably soft and feel soft too.  

Well, as soon as I have an opinion on the other products I will review them too.  =}

Bye for now Y'all  <3

New to Graze Box...

Hi Y'all!  I am trying new subscription box that I was referred to by a friend of mine, this one called Graze. Graze box is subscription of all neutral treats, with gluten free, dairy free, low calorie and vegan options.  The boxes are only $6.00 a pop, and you can have them delivered every 2, 3 or 4 weeks.  This box is well worth the 6 bucks.  This is my first one, I was super excited to get it and once I got it I had to open and start snacking right away. So, lets get to the box...

This is the box, it is recyclable as well as all the containers inside.

This is on the back of the box.  I think its cute

This is the first thing I opened up and tasted.  It is the Cinnamon Pretzel. Almonds covered in cinnamon and honey and pretzels that have poppy seeds on them. It is really good, the almonds reminded me of the sugar cinnamon nuts you can get at some of the festivals. You know the ones you can smell like half a mile away. Yeah those, SO good!      

This one is Toffee Apples, its toffee sauce with dehydrated granny smith apples.  It is really good too, the toffee sauce reminds me of a mix between toffee and caramel and it is a low calorie option. (66 calories)

This one is White Choc Raspberry Cheesecake, its white chocolate, raspberry cranberries and hazelnuts.   When I got the box the chocolate was kinda melted but its understandable due to the fact that my mailbox is metal.  After I let the chocolate harden a little I dug in. There isn't much I can say about this one excepts who doesn't like sweet delicious chocolate?!?! 

Alright the last one was a big surprise for me. It is Fruity Mango Chutney with Black Pepper Dippers.  The mango chutney was so good, the reason I was surprised was because I don't like mango and I really liked this.  The pepper dippers are (if I'm not mistaking) a Chinese rice cracker covered in black pepper and what taste like a some-what sweet soy sauce.  

I really like that this company puts in a little booklet with the nutritional facts in with your order. The welcome card is really cute.  

So, I really enjoyed this sub box and I will continue to get this.  I actually changed my delivery dates to every 2 weeks instead of once a month.  I love the fact that all the snacks are natural, the packaging is recyclable, and there are options for different diets.   

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I have to give a shout out to my friend Ann for helping me out and for referring me to Graze Box. If you want to check her out this is the link to her blog...

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Friday, October 25, 2013

My First BirchBox - October 2013

Hi Y'all!  So, I am trying some thing new out.  I am trying subscription boxes, I have received a couple and still waiting on or a waiting list for a few.  This is one I was on a waiting list for.  I got my first BirchBox and I am not really impressed, which is strange, others have done reviews and talked about it like it was good.  I am going to try it for a few more months, probably 2, and see if it gets any better.  

BirchBox is has 2 different boxes, a woman's box for $10.00 a month and a men's box for $20.00 a month and a wait list of about 2 weeks.  It states on the site that " you receive monthly deliveries of high-end beauty and lifestyle samples from the top brands."   They do put good samples in the box, but the samples were very small, I was thinking with the description that it would be more like deluxe size samples, That is was not the case, so I am not sure if I will keep it.  Now with that said yes I did get about $30.00 worth of samples for $10.00.  

So, here is what my first BirchBox looked like...

The shipping box is pretty cute
The actually BirchBox inside.
Kept the pink theme I like that
I will start off with the item I think is the best product in the box.  I like to try new beauty products and this cleanser looks like some thing I might really like.  It is a sample of Serious Skincare - Glycolic Gommage Extreme Renewal Exfoliating Facial (0.50 oz) (that was a long name LOL) Full-size 4.5 oz - $38.50

I like facial treatments as much as the rest of you ladies, this face mask is the next item I will use (Probably after the cleanser).  A sample of the Karuna - Hydrating Mask (1 mask) Full-size 4 masks - $28 

The next one is a full size container of nail polish.  The color is Pretty, not something I usually wear but I will put it to good use.  This one is made by Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer 0.18 oz - $8

HAHA  its not straight   
So I have to be honest this is not my finger, I only use my nail polish for my toes so my fiance was kind enough to let me paint his little finger  LOL

The next one, I was umm a little puzzled about. I have never seen this type of thing, then again I am new to the sub box addiction  =} anyway back to it...

This is a foundation - Alison Raffaele Cosmetics - Reality Base Foundation- Skin-tone 3 (the size is unknown you will see in in the pictures) Full-size 1 oz - $38  (now that IS pricey!I will not out right purchase this unless it is absolutely amazing and knocks my socks off, it is NOT in my frugal realm)

See how small it is in comparison to my finger nails.
I got a BirchBox Find the card says: Occasionally we come across mass-market discoveries that are exciting, time-saving or just generally awesome. These are called BirchBox Finds.  they will be in addition to you usual samples - never in place of them.  My BirchBox Find was...    

Chap Stick Moisturizer Hydration Lock Vanilla Creme Full-size $3. this also came in full size and with a $1 off coupon for the chap stick, i think that is a good deal.  I like chap stick and this one smells good.  It came in a plastic bag to keep it all together.  Its a cute idea.  

They leave you a little card in the box as well, there is a little note on the front and then on the back it is a description of all the products, with prices, and little how and what facts of each product.  I love getting information about products I will possible use.  


So that was my very first BirchBox, I received about $30 worth of products for $10, its not too bad.  But as I said earlier, I have seen other boxes that were better then this one.  So, I think I will let it ride for about a month or 2 and then decide if I want to keep it.  We will see what happens.  Also I will do a review of all these products within the next 2 weeks after I have tested them all out.  =}

If you would like to check out BirchBox with me and follow in my little journey of their subscription, use my referral link, I get 50 BirchBox points for everyone who signs up.  After getting 100 points I can redeem for $10 off my full-size purchases.  Here is my referral link where you can sign up and learn more about BirchBox...

Leave a comment or email me and let me know you signed up so I can be on the look out.  Bye for now Y'all <3

***  These are my opinions, I paid for this product. I am not getting rewarded or paid to post this review. All the opinions written are mine and only mine***

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mid October LBB Haul part 2

Hi Y'all!   So I am back for the mid October LBB haul.  This is part 2 because I had made 2 different videos.  When we do the videos they an last a long time.  I like to edit mine down, taking the distractions out and any long winded stories.  LOL  So in this shipment I was able to score 4 bags and a few pieces of jewelry.  I actually opened this bag with a smaller item and used a few credits, that is how I ended up with 4 purses.  So, lets get on with the show...

I will do the jewelry first.  I got 3 pieces.

Nakamol Silver/White Multi Beaded Ring (Retail $20)  I have had this ring in my bag a few times and always traded it.  I had said something about it in the little chat window and I was told it is pretty.  I decided to keep it and ship it, then see what I think.  It's actually pretty I have one in my open bag right now in a different color.  The band is an adjustable brown leather band (i think it has a strong wire in it), copper wires to hold the beads on and different color beads.  The beads are white, dark grey with a silver shimmer and a few clear.  I think it goes well with my brown boots and a brown shirt would do great too.

Robert Rosa Rose Drop Earrings Black/Hematite (retail $16)  I got 2 sets, one for my daughter and one for me.  They will match anything, my daughter is a goth and I am pretty much what ever I feel that day.  LOL These earrings are not really big and they are light.  I think they are really cute and I think the fact that my daughter and I have a matching pair is cute too.  =}

Alright now on to the best part.  The purses... OH how I LOVE purses.  I'm sure you have noticed that and if not get ready because I think pretty much all my Little Black Bags have purses in them.   =}                   

The first one is the one I opened my bag with and kept it...  =}

Danielle Nicole Diane Crossbody in black (retail $58)  I saw this bag and knew it was the best crossbody for me.  I was the right size and style.  I love the chain strap and yet it has the leather at the top of the strap to make it more comfortable to carry as a crossbody.  I got it and unwrapped it and i smiled from ear to ear. I fell in love. I then started wearing it the next day.  

The picture does not do it justice!
Milie Bianco Eyeglass Wrist-let (retail $14)  I love this little thing.  It's just so cute, the green isn't so much my color, but I love it anyway.  The eyeglasses are in a dark grey and they are glossy and the green is more of a matte color, and it definitely stands out in my DN crossbody.  I have another one coming soon, but a different style.  I saw that the site had 3 different ones ad I think they are a cute piece to keep little things organized in your big purses.  The fact that they are Milie Bianco, well you can't go wrong.

Pink Cosmo All Over Stars Hobo (retail $82)  This bag comes in black and brown.  Pink Cosmo is a very good brand, the liner is hearts and the leather is very nice on it too.  I took it on a trade for a few smaller items hoping I could trade it for the brown one.  That was hard to do, the brown one was more popular and everyone wanted to keep it.  Even though I didn't get the brown one, I still think the black one it cute.  Its a nice size and will come in handy.

Olivia and Joy Dynamo Double Handle Satchel in Jade (retail $92)  This bag is absolutely gorgeous!  The hardware on it is a great style, the liner of all Olivia and Joy bags is great and this bag does come in all different colors.  I love this bag also, I know not everyone will lie the green but It is a gorgeous bag and I am looking forward to showing it off.  

This bag isn't structured and this picture does not do it justice!

So now you have seen all my pretties from my Little Black Bag.  Stay tuned for more... =}

I opened this bag with a 25.40 bundle with shipping, (I had some credits) and I traded the full 7 days. My retail value of this bag was $289, another great trip to the LBB site...

If you are interested in signing up with LBB and playing the shop and trade game, you know you are, come join us.  :) Here is my referral link, you will get 25% off your first bag and I will get credit too -   Send me an email when you sign up using my link, that way I can be on the look out for you.  Bye for now Y'all <3

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Mid October LBB Haul Part 1

Hi Y'all!   I have been playing on Little Black Bag again  I have been busy trading and trading.   I was able to score some really pretty stuff.  I was browsing through the gallery, trying to figure out what I wanted to open my bag with.  I saw a few purses I like, some jewelry, a few beauty products, a few accessories and a few pairs of shoes.  But one pair I absolutely had to have.  Now, I have said this before, I have kinda a funky style.  I am still normal like everyone else but there are times I am a little on the funky side.  LOL  =} So, these are the boots I HAD to have!

These are the Heart Soul boots I couldn't live with out (retail value $85).  They are gorgeous, true to size and so comfy.  There are a few little spots on them as you can see in the pic, The little white spots are glue.  The glue can be rubbed off really easy, so it's not a big deal.  I LOVE these boots!  So, these are the ones I opened my bag with.  Just as a reminder when you open a bag you get items added in the bag as well.  I will take a screen shot next time I open a bag.  Depending on the amount of the item you open and if there is a promo or not with you will get 1-4 items, in this bag I got 3 only because there was a promo for Halloween.
I have to admit the promo was NOT a good promo at all, I'm not sure what they were thinking with this promo.  Last month they had a great promo, the promo from last month was you open a bag with shoes and they give you a purse.  The promo this time was nail wraps.  There were a few girls who liked them but not many and there were a lot of them, due to so many people opening bags.  There were 2 different NCLA nail wraps one had spider web print on it, called  web of lies and the other was called Dracula's bride.  I ended up with the Dracula's bride wraps (retail value $16) which I am giving to my daughter to play around with.

Now on the the rest of my bag of pretties.  I don't remember both the items that were added to my bag, I will keep better track of that I promise. =}  But I can still tell you and show the goodies I got.  =}

Now on with the show...

Nila Anthony Bolted Studs Crossbody (Retail $86)  I can not tell you how beautiful this crossbody is.  I told myself I had to do everything I could to get this bag, I finally found someone trading this bag.  I used the bag I had won (Retailed at $79) to trade for this bag and let me tell you I am happy.  I got this bag, it was the 2nd thing I took out of my shipment and I was in awe of how pretty it is.  I was pleasantly surprised on how the gold studs were not bright and  not a "in your face" gold.  I am a silver person.

Raj Imports Distressed American Flag Scarf ($50).  I actually closed this bag with 2 of these scarves.  One is for my fiance and the other I am keeping.  They are very nice and the colors are very nicely saturated and bright..  They are light weight which is really nice because we do live in central Texas and we don't really get cold weather here often.  I'm sure you are thinking to yourself then why did you get them?!?  Because everyone else wanted them, I'm kidding.  These are a must have for a few reasons.  =}

My youngest
son wanted to be silly and model the scarf  - isn't it cute

Now onto the Jewelry...

Timi Heart Wings Ring in brass antique (Retail $10)  I had gotten a little bow midi ring (retailed at $16) with the bag I won and traded it for this.  This is a cute cheap little ring.  It is adjustable so anyone can wear it.  I got it because it would definitely go with my Harley clothes, it fits that style.  It is really cute and it comes in 2 colors the brass antique and silver antique.

Timi Bone Ring (retail $16) This ring is adjustable as well.  This ring only came in silver, which is a bummer because I got the matching necklace in rose gold.  I am OK with it not being silver I don't have to wear it with the matching necklace.  It is a cute little cheap ring too, but oh so cute.  I got this ring because I LOVE my doggie  =}

Timi Antique Brass Horseshoe Necklace (retail $16).  This necklace is super cute too, I got it for the days I feel like being a "Texas" girl LOL. (the days I wear my cowgirl boots)  This necklace is in 2 colors as well, the antique brass and silver. Most of the Timi items are cheap but they are too cute not to get! There are so many more I would like to get.

I know I said I am a silver girl and I very much am, Gold doesn't look good on me, I am olive kinda complected.  I had to get the next 2 pieces even though they are gold.  I love the cheetah and leopard jewelry and print. BUT only as an accent and not "gawdy".  with that said let move on...  =}

Lydell NYC Gold Leopard Wrap Ring (retail $22)  I saw this and I had to get it, I have a pair of shoes I can wear with this piece as well as the next.  I saw the ring and feel in love right away.  It is gold but not a bright yellow gold, so that is really nice.  The eyes and tail have black stones and the rest of the print is painted black, it is gorgeous!  I love the fact that its a stretch ring too, so I can wear it on any finger.

All the Rage Gold Leopard Necklace (retail $24)  It is gold too, but more like an antique type of gold.  I has the white stones all over it with black stones as the eyes.  It is gorgeous too.  I plan on wearing it with the ring and the shoes, Probably with all black or something like that.

And the last piece.  I'm sure your ready for me to move on to part 2... LOL  =}

Rain Pink Y Necklace & Earring Set (retail $26)  I got this for 2 reasons.  The studs are small and cute, I know I said I couldn't wear earrings.  My ears are gauged, this means I have had them stretched a little, but I do have 2nd holes.  So, I figured I would try the small studs and they are cute.  the 2nd reason is I wanted a necklace that was cute and feminine.  The necklace has different chains and one strand of "bling".  The pink is a nice touch.

I traded the full 7 days and the retail value of this bag was $394. I opened this bag with a $55.90 bundle with shipping.  That is a great deal, what do you think?

So, thats all my goodies for part one.  Keep a look out for part 2, it will be coming soon.  I will be posting videos as well and I will let you know what the link is.  When I drop the link you will be able to visit any time and see any of the hauls and maybe I will start recording my reviews too.   =}

If you are interested in signing up with LBB and playing the shop and trade game, you know you are, come join us.  :) Here is my referral link, you will get 25% off your first bag and I will get credit too -   Send me an email when you sign up using my link, that way I can be on the look out for you.  Bye for now Y'all <3