Barkbox December 2013 Review


Barkbox time!  For those who don’t know Barkbox is a monthly subscription to dog toys and treats, because who shouldn’t spoil their dog with their own subscription box right? The price monthly varies if you purchase the 6 month subscription it is $19.99 per month, if you purchase the 3 month package it is $24 dollars a month, and if you do month to month it is $29.99. My 6 month subscription was to renew December but due to lack of funds I can’t commit to the 6 months. I was about to cancel when barkbox said “are you sure we will take 10 dollars off your box?” and so I said to myself I will at least get him the December box for $19.99. The rest of the year is still hanging in the balance. I might have to stop for a little bit. Anyway Barkbox arrived early, but I dilly-dallied posting this because I made it one or Rangers Christmas Presents. This box was very treat heavy again, I have so much backstock right now of treats! It is crazy.




Jax & Bones Penguin Rope Toy $14.00

This toy is so cute and it is sturdy and will last awhile since it is made with rope. Check out their website, they have so many other cute rope animal toys. Ranger is a toyaholic, he is like a little child and loves playing with them all. He has a basket filled with his toys and often I see him digging his nose in it, and I sometimes will find him asleep with all his toys surrounding him. Little goofball.


 Superior Farms Pet Provisions Lamb Toasters 3oz $8.99

I have received products from Superior Farms in the past. I love their treats because they have great ingredients. I mean there is lamb in this treat how often do I give Ranger lamb treats? Never. I like that there is variety.


Plato Turkey with Cranberry Treats 4oz Bag $6.00

Plato treats are very festive this time. It’s like my dog is getting a holiday feast. I have so much Plato treats right now in back-stock from other barkboxes. Not that I don’t feed Ranger this stuff, it’s just he has so many treats right now.


Wet Noses Peanut Butter Biscuit $1.79

Haven’t given him this yet, but it is a great sized biscuit and I know he will eat it all up.


Barkworthies Beef Bladder $5.25

As soon as I saw this item I knew it would be gone in a heartbeat. He grabbed it immediately and chewed on it for maybe 30 minutes and it was gone. I love Barkworthies! It seems to be often in his boxes and that is just fine with me!

Overall i am very happy with my box, and I am not sure if I should discontinue. I am short on funds so I can’t commit to 6 more months and he does have so many treats and toys right now. However I do enjoy getting that monthly present for my puppy. This is also my very first subscription I started with. I might have to come back to barkbox when I am able to re-commit. So this could be my last barkbox review for a little while.  :/


FabFitFun VIP Box Review- Winter 2013


It has come, the Fab Fit Fun Winter box has arrived! This is a subscription box curated by Guilana Rancic that comes quarterly for each of the four seasons. This box costs $49.99 (including shipping) and is a lifestyle box that includes beauty, fashion and fitness products. This box quickly snuck up on me, and I really like this box. A lot to be excited about!


It came very beautifully wrapped with the scrunchy white paper. The front page of the VIP card shows a spoiler that wasn’t given away earlier this month.



Here is the card with all of the products included in this box. So exciting so many good products!! 😀



The Giving Keys Never Ending Necklace $55

This is my favorite item in my box! I love it. Each key is completely unique they are re-purposed, each one includes a message. Mine says “Courage” which is probably the one I need most, it is perfect. What you are supposed to do is where it till you think you have your courage and you’re to pay it forward to someone who needs that message more than you. I love the idea and message. I was hoping mine would be silver because I am not a gold person but I don’t care now I love mine. My box is already worth it.



Beauty For Real Lip Gloss in Turned On $22.00

I’m accumulating so many glosses, but I really do like this color because it is more subtle. I think its cute how there is a mirror attached to it. It also lights up, which is a little strange. I don’t really have that I-need-to-put-on-my lip-gloss-in-the-dark-and-I-don’t-have-a-mirror issue, but it is different and unique.


Lorna Jane Workout Bracelet $30.00

This is a bracelet for when you work out. It is a symbol of sisterhood or so it says. I am not digging it. It reminds me of the livestrong bracelets except clunky. Also I am not a big accessory wearer especially when I am being active, it would just get on my nerves. I was trying to think who might like this bracelet but I can’t think of anyone, so not sure what to do with this.


Bioxidea Miracle 24 Face Mask $19.00

I love a good face mask! So I am looking forward to using it. Reminds me of a product I got from Birchbox a few months ago, but this looks a little fancier. I love this type of stuff.


True Energy Inspired Earbuds $40.00

I am so happy to get new ear buds. I have been needing some for so long. The ones I have right now I dislike very much so I am very pleased. Also I like that these are made for being active because the  apple ones just don’t work for me when being active.


Physique 57 Classes $25.00

So this card includes 5 classes you can access via internet from your laptop or tablet. To me I find these offers always kind of weird, if I use a workout video I would just prefer it on a big screen like I don’t know on a television.


Skyn Icelandic Relief Eyecream $45.00

I am excited about this, I know it’s shallow and doesn’t insure the product is good but I feel like if it has a $45 dollar price tag it must be good stuff. I’m not wrinkly yet, but I don’t want to be for a long time. This product is for anti-aging, dark spots , wrinkles. So I really do need to start using products like this to take care of my skin for when I do get older.


Meundies Giftcard $20

I was happy when i saw this because it actually was a giftcard, it didn’t say I needed to spend 50 dollars to get $20 off or anything like that. In actuality it isn’t really a giftcard, there is a promo code on the back but it works like a giftcard. I decided to buy a couple of pairs of socks it cost $20 dollars, I applied the code and it was free. The website still asked me for my credit card, but I paid nothing. Shipping was free. So I was really pleased with that! 🙂 You can never have enough socks and from looking around on the internet Meundies is supposed to have really good products. They even offer a subscription monthly box too. Looking forward to my socks.


Nyx Eyeshadow Pallet in Love in Florence $8.00

Simple Foaming Facial Cleanser $7.49

These two items are in the bonus section of the card and are the drugstore products that are loved. I really do like Nyx, I use several of their products so I am happy with getting a eyeshadow pallet. And the cleanser I have so many right now, but sure more the merrier I guess.

Winter Fab Fit Fun Box is a success. I am really happy with the products, I appreciate how this box was delivered earlier than the FFF team had told us originally ( and of course before christmas). This box costs $49.99 but contains $271.47 worth of product. I won’t use everything in this box but still this box has so much value and of course I can gift some of these items. Winter definitely is better than the Fall box. Thank you for stepping up your game! Do you want a box? Right now if you use the code EARLY5 you will get $5.00 off your box.It seems the holiday box is sold out, but get the spring one! If you want a box help a girl out  and use this referral link 

Birchbox December 2013 Review


My Birchbox arrived! I’m always happy when this box comes in the mail. So for those who don’t know Birchbox is a monthly subscription of beauty samples, it costs $10.00 including shipping. This month’s box looks a little different, love the box.




This month’s theme is Holiday, not too surprising as it is December. It is great getting these subscriptions during the holiday months, I feel extra special in such a gift-giving month as it is. I really enjoyed the packaging.



Secret Agent Beauty Secret Lip Affair Nourishing & Plumping Lip Gloss
I have never heard of this brand, but I am looking forward to using it, and see how it stands up! I always have an issue with lip gloss because it’s usually a tad bit sticky.


Benta Berry G-1 Exfoliating Facial Cleanser Sample Size $?

I tried this stuff right away just before bed, holy crap did it burn! I don’t think is for me, my face turned all red. So I must have an allergy, so this is a no-go for me. Too bad, I do like cleansers.


Hayadi Pure Happy Smooth

I love these types of products. My hair always seems to be dry, so lets hope this works nice on my locks.


Chella Highlighter Pencil 

I have a highlighter pencil that I love, so we will see how this one goes.


Chuao Chocolatier Chocolate Bar Honeycomb 

Chocolate always makes me happy! 🙂 I ate this write after I took this picture. Yum yum, I was looking at the different types they have and they are so unique and sound so good!

That was my December Birchbox, it was alright. I thought it would be a little more festive like the wrapping suggests. So I wish they got more in the spirit of the holidays with this box. There isn’t one particular item I am ecstatic about. So this one was pretty mediocre. At-least I have 10 dollars in Birchbox credit now. 😀 What shall I buy for someone for Christmas?So how do you feel about your December box? Are you interested? You can always use my referral link.

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Like my nails? I painted them with my new beauty! Dime Piece by Enchanted Polish. 🙂 I will need to write a post about the polishes I got from my restock. They are amazing.

Ipsy Bag December 2013 Review


Ipsy arrived, yay! Ipsy impressed me last month so this is definitely the highlight of my subscriptions this month. Ipsy is a subscription of beauty products, and it costs $10 dollars a month. Ipsy has become incredibly popular due to the fact each bag includes a lot of value! It’s not a box of mostly samples, it includes full sized products and deluxe samples. This box had all full-sized products.


This months theme is Celebration! I love it. One thing I wish Ipsy would do is list the products in my bag, like Birchbox does. I know I can look it up on Ipsy’s website but it’s handy having it all there, so you know what you have right when you open the box.


I was really impressed with this months bag, isn’t it so pretty? It has lined red in the inside, I love this glam bag and I am definitely keep it.


POP Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio (Naturally Bare) $ 6.00

I got the perfect colors for me! 🙂 I am pleased with these shadows very much. I do however have lots and lots of eyeshadow, but I don’t care. 🙂 It’s not too big, and I have never used POP so I am happy with new products to me.


NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick (Fusion) $4.00

I love NYX, I do I especially like their jumbo pencils. 🙂 But this is my one item I feel meh about. I am just not a lipstick person. The color is very bold, so perhaps this will be given away.


Nicka K New York Nail Color Taupe (Classic Taupe)  $4.99

I really like the bottle of this nail polish, I think I prefer the bottle more than the actual nail polish color. I have never worn a Taupe polish and it just doesn’t feel like me. So I might give it away, but who knows I might wear it. I have been developing a nail polish addiction and this is a new brand to me. 🙂 So we shall see.


Be a Bombshell One stick (Flustered)  $16.00

This is my favorite one! I really like Be a Bombshell brand. It is a good product for sure. One stick is a 3 in 1 product, it is a shadow, a cheek tint, and lips. This color is pretty bold (why does Ipsy always give me the bold products?) But I used it and I actually really like it. This product will go into my rotation immediately!


Mirabella Eye Blender Brush $27.00

This brush I almost missed because it was loose in the pink mailer ( it is a tad bit big for the bag). When I picked up I realized the handle has some serious weight which I like. I am weird and rarely use make up brushes ( I always use my fingers). I really like this brush, I would never spend the $27 dollars on a brush but it seems like it is definitely quality.

So that was my bag, once totaled it has a value of $58 dollars. 🙂 Ipsy you always make me happy, every item was full sized. I don’t know how they do it, but keep it coming Ipsy!

Glitter Guilty December 2013 Box Review

Image My Glitter Guilty Box came Saturday! 🙂 My first ever Glitter Guilty box, and my first subscription of the month ( I skipped Julep this month). I actually forgot about this and I was pleasantly surprised to see it on my doorstop. It came very fast! Glitter Guilty is a nail polish subscription that includes a full size nail polish, a mini nail polish and a yummy snack for $15.99. First of all the presentation is adorable! So cute the box wasn’t just thrown together like some boxes can be. I like the scrunched brown paper, and the little tags with the nail polish color names written on. Very cute and personal. IMG_3082

Yum Yum Yum, It’s blueberry cheesecake flavored popcorn! I haven’t had it but looks delicious. Also it is festive for the christmas time. I always remember having those giant popcorn tins with different flavored popcorns. 🙂

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The Full size nail polish is Northern Lights. I love it! There is little tiny silver glitter flakes, then some medium and large sized blue and green glitters. I really like this color. It can be worn by it’s self or as a topper I prefer it as a topper.

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My ring finger has Julep’s Dianna  and Northern Light as a topper. I love it so pretty! You can’t really see the silver mini flakes but they are there. My index finger has Northern Lights by it’s self. I really like the colors & glitters! The application is really nice too.

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Here is my mini! It’s so cute and little! Pine Cones & Holly Berries is it’s name. It’s very fall-like. The base is clear, and I think wears best as a topper. It has different sized glitters in shades of gold, red, maroon, pink. It could look so pretty with many different colors underneath.

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First picture is my nail with just the Pinecones & Holly Berries. Lots of glitter comes out for sure! The second one is with Julep’s Sienna, and Pinecones & Holly Berries.  I love my colors I got!

I am very happy with my box, I love it! So happy I found Glitter Guilty! If you’re thinking about breaking into the indie polish realm and love glitter you should  definitely try it. If you decide to get a subscription I’d love it if you type in Amanda Dixon in the referral section I’d really appreciate it! 🙂