FabFitFun VIP Box Review- Fall 2013

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I have been looking forward to this box for a long while! In July I saw the summer box and I was jealous. It included $250 worth of product. I had to have the fall one (after fall is my favorite season). This box costs $49.99  (includes shipping) and it is a quarterly subscription put on by Guilana Rancic. It is a a beauty box, let’s start with what I got!

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Gorjana and Griffin Canary Scarf $57.00

YAY I have been wanting this scarf every since it was released that we would be getting this item! This item alone is worth more than the box cost. I love it already, you can never too many scarves! 🙂 Perfect for the fall season. Also my box included a $25 Gorjana and Griffin coupon code. I have already started exploring what I should get! 🙂

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Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Cleansing Foam  $28.00

This item I was looking forward to (it was another spoiler). However it seems like it was an item they forgot to include in the box. I am not sure how this item would of fit in my box, since it was very full but anyway we got an email saying some people won’t see it but it has been mailed so it is on it’s way. It seems to me like no one got it in their box..So I am little disappointed it isn’t here!

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Standing Slim with Sadie Lincoln 19.95

I have heard great things about Barre3. It included a coupon code for 1 month of free online workouts.

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Starlooks Casa Blanca Shadow Palette $42.00

I am glad I got Casa Blanca because I love the colors, very me! 🙂 I would never spend the $42.00 on shadows but since it is in my box yay! 🙂 I needed some.

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Orville Redenbachers Classic Butter & Sea Salt $3.00

I love popcorn just as much as the next person but I really would of preferred something else. It takes up a ton of real estate in my box and it’s popcorn. Of course it will be eaten though. 🙂

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Awkward Family Photos Sample  $1.00?

Not sure about this, I love games though so I guess I will try it out sometime.

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Surface Trinity Protein Cream   $27.00

I already used this stuff, my hair feels nice and soft and looks shiny. I like it! 🙂

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Spa Ritual Lacquer Illume $12.00

I love purple, so glad I got this nail polish in purple. I don’t have a shade like this so I am happy.

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Chia Bar Banana Nut $2.00

Sounds good? Yum

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Drinkwel Multivitamin Capsules $ 2.49

I have heard of Drinkwel so I am excited to try them out.

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Pur-lisse Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser $36.00

This was an item in the summer box and because I signed up before a certain date I got this item in my box as well. Looking forward to using it! I never use cleansers and now that I am 24 I started thinking I am only getting older I need to take care of my skin.

Overall I am pretty happy about my box I received! I am not happy my Bliss Cleanser wasn’t in my box, but hopefully it will be here soon. I also liked that shipping was fast! I spent $49.99 and my box is worth $230.44, total value is $180.45. Pretty Decent, I will use most everything I got, not sure about the DVD. Also I appreciate that their customer service is excellent. If you have an issue, question or anything, they always respond so promptly!

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Barkbox October 2013 Review

 

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It is Barkbox time! So Happy Barkbox came in the mail. My dog has sine decided every box that comes in the mail is a Barkbox and attacks my other box subscriptions as they come in. I’m very happy about my October Barkbox, it is festive and includes two fun toys.

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Let’s start with the top of the list on the Barkbox card! The West Paw blue rubber toy Ranger is addicted to.

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West Paw Bumi  $12.00

The toys will not be shown in their packaging because Ranger took off with them way too fast. It’s a fun rubber durable toy. I thought he’d play tug-of-war with it, but more or less he likes me to throw it for him to fetch, and he likes to show off flinging his toy around. 🙂 It floats which is always a bonus when you have a lab too!

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Fetch & Glow American Large Dog Toy $9.99?

This toy is pretty cool, simplistic but Ranger is after all a simple dog. He loves rubber balls! He is addicted to those chuck it whistler balls because he loves just chewing on them. This ball is pretty big for his mouth but it is definitely his favorite now. Glow on the dark alway makes it cooler.

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Bakers Best Autumn Harvest Treats $6.99?? (unknown value can’t find it online).

Love this because of the natural ingredients. Simple ingredients, including goat liver, pumpkin, dried cranberries. I’m happy I got this item for my pup.

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Fuitables Dog Treats Share Pack $4.99

It’s like a bag of candy you hand out trick or treaters. Very cute idea! It comes with 8 packs you can share with your dogs friends. I gave Ranger some of the Pumpkin Apple Flavor, it smells so good and festive. He loved them!

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Etta Says! Crunchy Rabbit Chews $1.35

Oh he loves all of Etta Says products. It was gone in probably a minute. But he sure did love it!

Overall I am very happy with this box, he received two toys and he loves both of them! He got wholesome, good ingredient snacks that are nice and festive. October Box is a hit!

Julep ZigZag Ultimate with Mystery Add On Review

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My box came! YAY! I love mysteries, but I will admit I did peak on some spoilers. :p I try not to watch my package tracking, but I end up doing it and I get all anxious for it especially since DHL never seems to update their tracking information. When I came home from work I saw a big Julep package biggest I have seen. It was a little deceiving which I assumed because it was such a big box. Over half of the box was stuffing. But the box was definitely heavier than my last mystery box. Here it is.

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It is very beauty product heavy. I would be more excited if it was more nail polish heavy like the Galaxy Box, but still I am new to Julep so I haven’t tried really any of these products. So it is still exciting to try these new products to me. Some of these items I even debated purchasing in the secret store this month. At least My Add-On’s gave me some more nail polishes!

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Sugar Smooch Lip Scrub $14.00

Julep Nail Color in Zora $14.00

Julep Nail Color in Karen $14.00

I really like Karen in this set, not crazy about Zora . Karen has a really nice shimmer. I am not a huge fan of creams and this one is very white-like…so ehh.  I might give this one away. I do like the lip scrub its yummy cocunuty! And really does work, my lips feel so good when I put it on.

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DoubleStep Foot Treatment and Friction Stick  $22.00

Products for my feet? Yes ma’am. My feet are so dry and get damaged. I love shea butter, so I will be looking forward to using this.

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Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil  $23.00

This seems like a good product (in the summer), it says it isn’t oily which is good and it smells nice. This I feel like doesn’t really apply to me right now. I live in Oregon it is getting cold now with lots of rain!  This is a summer product so it kind of bums me out I got this. I will use it though my legs always get so dry.

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Sea Salt Texture Spray $22.00

Another summer item. I have heard great things about this though and I will be using it!  It is supposed to add texture & volumize your hair. I love products like this. I am open to try more!

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Julep Essential Cuticle Oil $18.00

I recently received some cuticle oil I have been using. My cuticles aren’t the best so it’s nice to have more to take care of them.

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Freedom Polymer Top Coat $18.00

I love this topcoat because it is different then other top coats. My nails feel stronger with it on, it has a high gloss and I will be using this every time now!  I only wish it came in a bigger bottle. This is something I have been wanting since signing up for Julep, but I did not feel like spending $18.00 dollars. Plus I assumed eventually it would be available in the secret store but this is better!

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Julep Nail Color in Lois $14.00

Julep Nail Color in Amy $14.00

Julep Nail Color in Sienna  $14.00

I just don’t really like pink, especially a light pink so I am not so sure about it. I do like Amy , it is a very nice shade of blue, this will be used soon! I also received Sienna,  it is a pretty metallic gold-ish color. One thing that is bothering me is how not all nail polishes include the swatch me sticker on top. I’d just purchase them, but they are always sold out. Now of course since they Halloween color sets came out they had it as an add on. I have ordered a lot lately so I am going to wait & hopefully snag this later. I might regret this decision if it sells out again.

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ZigZag Julep Stickers $??

How did I almost forget about the Main attraction ZigZag stickers. yay!

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You may have noticed my nails, it is my first try at gradient and it went pretty well! My inspiration was the fall leaves. I used Nan and Dahlia for the tips. 🙂 I really love Nan I am addicted!

Anyway back to the box. It totaled out at 187 dollars plus stickers so lets call them 3 dollars so its an even $190. I paid $44.98 with my $5.00 coupon. Total value is $145.02. It is a bargain and everything I got was new to me!  I’d of preferred more nail polish as opposed to beauty products. Also I feel like the theme is just silly. To me the ZigZag theme should include more than a small sheet of Chevron stickers. Maybe some cool tools for applying chevrons, maybe a plate with chevrons and a stamp. More than just the one item. I know they only advertised the ZigZag stickers but I just feel like you can’t make that the theme with only one item. Also many people with earlier ship dates didn’t even get their chevron’s in their box. Really? It seems awfully forgetful when that was the selling point.  It seems they had a lot of overstock so they pulled together this box to get rid of some of their items. Which is fine, but make the items at least fall-like. I do like these mystery boxes though (especially because I am a new julep member). I am sure once I have been with them awhile i will stop doing these because I will probably get lots of dupes. & it would be nice if it really was themed.

Birchbox October 2013 Review

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Hello Birchbox! I love receiving that pretty pink box each month! 🙂 This is only my second month but I can get used to this. I always bring up shipping, but I think it is important! I absolutely LOVE their shipping method! It is fast and comes from across the country! Keep it up, never change (Yes I am speaking of Julep).  I never really brought up my reason for my recent subscriptions but I believe I need to be pampered and I am out to explore products I’d probably never explore if it weren’t for the subscriptions I have. Sure it is nice to get a value but it is more or less for me to try new products!

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This grabbed my attention. I have been looking for a product like this. Something to keep my brows neat clean and pretty! I earn 50 bonus birchbox points if I purchase this. I love Benefit too! Might have to do this.

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Bain De Terre Macadamia Oil Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner

It smells yummy! 🙂 I like these products. I have used them the last 2 days and my hair is nice and hydrated. I will  keep using it and see if I’d like to purchase it.

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Benefit Fakeup

Benefit, I love using their products. A concealer in the correct shade for under my eyes. 😀 This is actually apart of a birthday gift from Sephora that is running right now. My birthday is coming up in November so I was probably already getting this. But hopefully I like it!

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Karuna Exfoliating Treatment Mask 

I’m excited to use this! 😀 It has awesome reviews and I always say yes to a nice exfoliating mask. 🙂 I might get addicted to this.

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Looks like we all got a bonus gift! Some hyrdating chapstick! 🙂 I am a strange one, I really only like using chapstick. Not much into lipstick or lip gloss.

That was my box! I’m pretty satisfied with the products and excited about these new products I get to try. If you would like to start your subscription it is $10 a month and is available at this referral link.

ZIG ZAG MYSTERY BOX

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I am a sucker for the mystery! I love not knowing what I am going to get, also I was just talking about chevron’s and how I wanted to do my nails with this pattern. It is meant to be right? Originally I was going to resist. I have been a Maven for only a month, and my collection is getting scary. I got the Intro box, Galaxy Supernova box, October box, and ordered some stuff from the secret store. I am done right? Wrong, and I ordered the Zig Zag Ultimate. Ahh! Can’t wait to get it. Anyway here are the three sizes you can choose from:

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For me at least this time I feel like I am either going to go big or I am going to go home. So I went for the biggest box, also I got the mystery add on. 🙂 When the galaxy mystery box was up, they sold out of the mystery add on so I had to get it this time. For everyone who hasn’t purchased their mystery box and is on the fence there is this promo code where if you spend more than $20 dollars you get $5 dollars off your box. So instead of paying $39.99 for the super nova you only have to spend $34.99. Here is the code: BG74L8U  Not sure when this code expires, but it worked for me a few days ago. I of course purchased the box before they had a ten dollar off promotion, but story of my life and the code has since expired. Anyway there is also a chance your mystery box might carry one of three visa giftcards. If you order the big box you can work a 1,000 dollar visa card. Sounds awesome right? I never win anything, one of these times I have to right..?

Anyway I am surprised this mystery box wasn’t halloween themed. I heard a rumor that something would be released for halloween, but the clock is ticking Julep! Anyway hopefully my box will be here soon, but with the tracking these days it is more of a guessing game.

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Julep Maven Review October 2013

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It’s Julep Maven Box time! For those who don’t know Julep Maven is a nail polish and beauty subscription. Each month 21st- 24th we get to see the 5 box choices that cost $19.99. If you don’t like any of the boxes you can skip the month. If you love the whole collection you can upgrade for $30 dollars.  There are also add on’s where you can add on special nail polishes for a good price. I am late to posting this, but late last week I received my October Box. It was a little disappointing that they never sent me a tracking number until it was practically here (come on what is that about). Anyway I chose the Bombshell, and added on Casper and Dahlia.

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Kajal Eye Glider and Sharpener   $22.00

Well it glides on very nice and smoothly, but that’s about all I like about it. I put it on not much later I had raccoon eyes. I am so picky with eyeliner because it smudges very easily with a lot of brands I have tried. So not a fan, not sure what I will do with this. I love my Stila Stay All Day Waterprood Liquid Eye Liner, best stuff in the world. I will stick with that.

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Julep Nail Color in Cleopatra  $14

Julep Nail Color in Valerie $14 

Cleopatra has the latex finish, so it like a matte black. It’s very interesting, with one coat it is opaque ( I use two). It definitely shows your ridges in your nails though so make sure your nails are smoothed down. Dries mega fast.I do love this thought. Valerie is so very pretty, no clue why it is advertised as teal. No way is that teal! It is a dark green with a nice shimmer. I like it though.

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Julep Nail Color in Dahlia $14

Julep Nail Color in Casper $14

I had to add these on. I don’t what it was about the gold shimmery Dahlia but I had to have it. Love it, I’m looking forward to wearing it. I tested it on my finger I love it. Great Octobery color. I will be using this shortly! And Casper. How could I not? Casper is a Glow in the Dark Polish. How cool is that? Just be sure you “charge” it, but placing it by some natural light (or for those in a rainy place like me put it next to a light). It is supposed to brighten it up so it isn’t as dim on your nails. I didn’t do this, but I learned. It has a nice shimmer to it, works well just as a polish itself. Can be used alone or on top of a color.

That is what I received this month. Love it? Pretty good, I could of done without the liner though. Now I am kind of regretting not adding on Beatrix. :/ But alas I have enough nail polishes (I am only Joking.)

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