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New Faves

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Wow. Over a month since my last post. I am a terrible blogger!! Good news is, I have lots of new things that I’ve tried since my last post, and I thought I’d share my faves! First of all, September’s Birchbox! Last month introduced me to the best foundation product I have ever used, Wei’s Ideal Skin Perfect Finish CC cream. CC stands for color control cream, and this stuff does just that. It creates amazing coverage and evens skin tone perfectly, without leaving my face feeling greasy or like its caked with make-up. It feels very natural and looks amazing. Definitely my new favorite foundation. Try it, it’s awesome. Also in my September BB was the Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator. By far the best facial exfoliator I’ve tried. It combines papaya enzymes, which break down dead skin cells and even skin tone, with microderm crystals to buff skin, and the result is glowy, beautiful, baby butt smooth skin. Awesome, awesome product! Last month, I also blew all the BB points I had saved up and placed my first shop order, and I finally ordered, among others, the product that I had been wanting for months now, Eyeko’s Skinny Liquid Liner in purple. I LOVE this eyeliner!!! I want it in other colors now, but the purple is amazing!! It’s so bright and pretty without being over the top. The applicator almost reminds me of a Sharpie, like a marker for your eyes. It is incredibly easy to apply and goes on smoothly, and amazing. The applicator is designed to make it easy to do a thin or a thick line, depending on the look you want to go for. I’ve never been that big a fan of liquid liner, but this has changed my mind for good. It’s incredible!!

Another new favorite I’ve discovered is Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls. I should start by saying that I have wavy hair. The type of hair that can be super curly if I use curling products (which are usually beach wave type products), but also straightens very easily, so I can go either way with it. The first time I used this, I used entirely too much, and it made my hair feel full of product and almost a little crunchy even. BUT, I tried it again, using less, and it worked wonders! It made my hair curl up nicely and left it soft and smelling like fabric softener, which I kind of love! It’s definitely a great product for any type of curly hair, as long as you figure out the right amount to use for your hair.

Lastly, I recently found the perfect body butter. I am not a regular user of lotions, although I do use them. Not long ago, I got Shea Terra’s Marula Whipped Shea Butter. I absolutely love it! It’s super duper moisturizing without feeling greasy, and it smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling so very soft. There are so many more amazing scents that I can’t wait to try! I love this stuff!!

So there’s the low-down on all the new favorites I’ve found, and hopefully they will soon be some of your favorites as well! Coming soon is October’s Birchbox. They’ve partnered with Goop, Gwenyth Paltrow’s blog, so hopefully Gwenyth will hook us up with some fancy schmancy awesome products! Also coming this month is Conscious Box (LOVE LOVE LOVE this sub, check it out!), as well as the newest addition to my ridiculous addiction to sampling services, Ipsy (formerly MyGlam). I already know what will be in the bag, but I’m going to keep you all in suspense until I get it! I’m pretty excited about it, looks like some amazing products, a couple of which are full-size! Can’t wait!

Hopefully it won’t be another month before I decide to write another post…

Until next time, peace, love and MAKEUP!! 🙂

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New Subs! Conscious Box and Bulu Box

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Oh my, I have been awful about keeping up with this blog! BUT, I am changing that. Right now. I have so many new things to tell everyone about! First though, I should get caught up on last month’s sub boxes because this month’s will start arriving very soon! SO, last month I got a couple new subs, and I think for now that’s as many as I need to have! Not to worry though, I have tried out several new products and will be writing about them soon! For now, let me tell you about Conscious Box and Bulu Box!

First is Conscious box. This is one that I have been reading reviews on for months, and finally decided to sign up! Conscious box is $19/month ($12 plus $7 for shipping.) I was on the fence for awhile about this one because of the price, but I read NOTHING but awesome reviews, so I kept contemplating forever. The tipping point came when I saw a sneak peek of one of the products being included in the August box: a full-size Weleda Pomegranate firming serum ($45 retail!!) That alone is worth the cost of 2 boxes, and that doesn’t include everything else that they PACK into this box! I couldn’t pass it up, and I’m so glad I didn’t!! This box is great! Let me give you a little background info about Conscious Box (copied from their website):

Conscious Box is a monthly subscription service focusing on sustainability, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. You’ll receive one Conscious Box per month, and you can choose the plan that works best for you (with some serious savings along the way!)

  • Get a variety of unique pure & natural products every month
  • From organic food to vegan beauty products, you’re sure to find new favorites
  • Discover ethical and purpose-driven businesses of all sizes
  • Get content on daily living tips, exciting monthly themes, and creative ways to use your box!

Start discovering the best of the planet every month—sign up today!

I absolutely love the idea of this! I don’t strive to use products that are eco-friendly or organic, but I think it’s great to try new things, and if they happen to be good for you and the environment, then all the better. I am just starting to become more familiar with eco-friendly beauty, and this is an awesome way to discover new brands, as well other new things such as snacks and household products. They are also offering a Vegan box, and this month is the first. If you want to sign up for either of the Conscious boxes, you have until the 6th of each month to sign up and get the box for that month, so if you want to subscribe and get the September box, you have a couple days left! They have already released a sneak peek for September’s box, and it will include full-size Lavender Shower gel AND hand and body lotion from Avalon Organics, plus a variety of things from 10+ other companies! I’m not kidding when I say this box is PACKED with awesome stuff!! So, here’s a pic of my August box:

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So many fun things to try! They also include tons of coupons and discount codes for some of the companies featured in the box, as well as other great eco-friendly brands! There were lots of fun, healthy snacks and cool things to try! I can’t wait for September’s box! If you are interested in this box, but not quite sure if you want to sign up yet, I suggest following them on Facebook. Most months, they have extra boxes, and offer them up to anyone (even non-subscribers), usually toward the end of the month. These “extra” boxes also usually include an extra surprise that was not included in the regular box. I highly recommend this box!!

Also new in August, I tried out Bulu box. I was searching and I found a code to get my first box for free! The box is $10/month with free shipping, which is a pretty decent price, and since I could get the first box free, I figured I could try it out and cancel after the first month if I didn’t like it. I, However, really liked this box. Bulu Box is a service that sends samples of vitamins, supplements, and health and wellness products. I got a 5-day sample of Probulin Probiotics, a protein shot (looks like a 5-hour-energy) from Elementz Nutrition, 2 packets of Immuno-Viva Energy and Immunity support drink mix, a packet of Click Espresso Protein Drink mix, and a few packets of Vplenish, which are little packets (kind of like sugar packets) of vitamins that you can sprinkle onto any food or drink for an extra dose of vitamins! Some pretty cool stuff! It’s great to be able to sample these products, as they are probably not things I would just go out and buy, because I’m not very familiar with them, but I love to be able to try out stuff like this! If you are interested in this, the code to get your first box free is FRIENDS4EVA. I would definitely recommend both of these boxes if you are interested in these products! I will do more in depth reviews of them in September.

Also, if anyone is wondering about August Julep Maven, I decided to opt out of that box. I wasn’t too into the colors they are offering, and the new product was mascara, which at this point I have PLENTY of (I will even be reviewing a couple very soon). I figured it was best to save the $20 this month and see what September has to bring!

Check back soon! I will be doing LOTS more posts and reviewing all sorts of great products that I’ve tried lately! ❤