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December Subscription Round up!

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Glossybox Dec.

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Hi everyone!!!! Not only do I look forward to the Holiday season all year but I just love when the monthly subscriptions step up their game for the month of December! It truly is like getting little gifts every month but in December it’s like a gift you can open when you get it without being yelled at! This month I have not only been enjoying all of the products but hello how awesome are these boxes!!! They are just so festive that I almost just left them out as decorations. Some of the highlights or my favorites from each box have been the Malin & Gotez Clay mask from my birchbox, from Ipsy it is Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick in Nudie Red and from Glossybox my FAVORITE has been the All Natural Cranberry Scrub from Simple Sugar. The clay mask has been so enjoyable to use and really has been helping with my oily skin during this incredibly humid winter in Florida. The Pacifica lipstick is the greatest natural looking red that is perfect for the holidays!! I hope you are all having a Merry Holiday and enjoying with friends a family!

XOXO Val

Last Minute Hostess Gifts

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Hi everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the holidays and all of the holiday parties that the season includes! I know that like myself I hate showing up to a party empty handed but what do you do when it is last minute and you don’t have a lot of time! Well fear not because I have been scouting around and these are some of my favorite things to have on hand that are go to gifts for the hostess with the mostest. It also doesn’t have to be something over the top so don’t stress about that either! Remember its the holidays and it is the thought that means the most, and nothing says Happy Holidays like a great bottle of wine too!!

Charmed Life Gift Box From Birchbox /Voluspa Candle SetPineapple Ornament/ Kate Spade Kitchen Mitt Set /Stemless Tumblr Glasses/ChampangeTruffles/Sea Salt Caramel Thins/ Cold Press Coffee/Brass Deer Bottle Opener/ Nest Frosted Berries & Champagne Candle/ Coasters/ Picture Frame/ Nest Hearth Candle

Sheet Mask Favorites

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Hi everyone!! Hope you are all doing great! With all this craze recently on sheet masks I thought I would round up some of my favorites and share them with all of you. I don’t know about you but I am LOVING them, they are so easy to use, you can throw them in any bag and off you go. I love that they are concentrated and really pump your skin with all the beautiful things that it wants and needs. What have you guys been thinking about them? I know that they are super funny looking when you put them on, I can’t ever look at myself and not burst into laughter. Anyways I just wanted to keep this nice and short and if you have any questions or if you want to share some of your favorites that would be great!!!

XOXO Val 

TonyMoly/The Face Shop/ Dr.Jart/ When

May Box Round Up

Hi everyone!!!! Hope you all are doing well, and sorry about the lengthy absense but if you follow me on instagram then you have seen that I finally graduated!!! Woo hoo!!!! Ahhh I’m so excited I can barely contain myself, it has been a long journey but I did it and am now on to my next step in schooling. Then the day after graduation I flew to New York to enjoy 8 days in the city I like to call my second home. I will probably do a picture post on some of my favorite snapshots from the trip.

Like the complete subscription junkie that I am I wanted to do a short sweet and to the point post of what I got in my May Ipsy and Birchbox! I have to say I am pretty much in love with all of these products that I got this month (which is rare)! Hope you all enjoy and I have been loving seeing what all of you got in yours too!!

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Hope you all enjoyed and talk to you soon!!

xoxo

Val

 

March Subscription Recap

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March Ipsy

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Hi all! Like a lot of others out there I am a subscription junkie! I just love looking forward to my little boxes filled with treats and goodies for me to try. So instead of making separate posts for each of my boxes I wanted to put them all into one fun and colorful post for you all. The ones that I have are Love with Food, Birchbox and Ipsy and each have things I love and like about them. Hope you all enjoyed and I love seeing what you all got in your boxes this month.

xoxo

Val

Amika Dry Shampoo

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I have found a new dry shampoo to add to my favorites SHOCKING I know! In my October Birchbox I received a mini sample of the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo(isn’t it the cutest!), and I have heard so many wonderful things about it but it is always so hard for me to commit to one without being able to try it. Honestly the second I tried it I was amazed by how well it worked. I have never in all my trials of dry shampoo used something like this. First off it smells like a dream and not an overly perfumed smell just a wonderful fresh and sweet scent. When you spray into your hair it does have a slight white finish like traditional dry shampoos but brushes out very easily, but my favorite part is how it made my hair feel. I often don’t like to touch my hair after using dry shampoos because of the chalky feeling that it leaves my hands but this was so incredibly light and my hair honestly felt as if I had just gotten it done at a salon. It was so silky and soft that I could easily run my fingers through my hair effortlessly. I think I may have found my new number 1 go to guys! The second time I used my sample I ended up ordering two bottles of it from birchbox. I know that if any of you try it you will understand just how unbelievable this stuff is. Any who, I hope you all enjoyed this and I can’t wait to hear from all of you! Talk to you soon!

xoxo Val

December Birchbox

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Hi everyone! I am so excited to share this months birchbox with you all! I am honestly so so excited about everything that I got! I was kind of nervous because I ended up missing the time frame to pick a sample for my box and by the time I saw it all of them were unavailable =(. When I did receive, it took me less then a second to rip open the box to see what treats I got, and can we talk about how awesome this months holiday box is! Anything gold I am usually a fan of (shocking right!) I can not wait to see what all of you got and hear what some of your favorites were. I am really looking forward to trying the plumping line from Davines. Talk to you all soon!

November Birchbox

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Its a new month which means a whole new month of samples! Its pretty much like christmas or your birthday when you finally receive your boxes! This month Birchboxs’ theme was giving (very thanksgiving) and every box was shipped in a Red box to raise awareness for AID research. When you snapped a picture for your instagram, which we all do! (no shame!!)  Birchbox would then donate a dollar to the foundation! I love “Giving” back especially around the holidays so I really respect and am proud of Birchbox for giving back in such a big way. Now to the samples, I wont’t go into crazy detail about them but if you have any questions on my trials feel free to ask! What I got was Perlier Revitalizing Body Butter  in almond (one of my favorite scents), Amika Nourishg Mask, Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Wash, Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter (one of my favorite go to snacks with apples), The Blam Cosmetics Cindy-Lou Manizer, and two little smiles of Red Flower Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum. I am super excited about this months products and hopefully I will find a new love from it!

xoxo Val

October Birchbox & Ipsy!

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Its almost the end of October! Ugh can you even believe it, I feel like this month flew by!  I know this is a little late, I was having some website issues and then I was out of town but I wanted to share what I got in my October Birchbox and Ipsy this month. Both had products that I absolutely loved and I have to say this month I am SUPER impressed with my Birchbox since everything single product I got I ordered again! I hope you all enjoy these posts and I would love to see what each of you got and what your hoping to get in this months round of boxes! Talk to you soon!

xoxo Val

September Birchbox & Ipsy!

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Hi everyone! This month instead of sharing both of my bags separately I wanted to give you all a peak into both of my subscription boxes that I get each month and kind of compare to two. Most of you are probably familiar with Birchbox but if you aren’t it is a subscription device for $10 a month and you get 4-5 samples of beauty, skin or hair products each month based on you beauty profile. Sometimes you will get a full size item but its most just samples. Now I am new to Ipsy and they are also $10 a month. Created by a fellow beauty lover and youtube sensation Michelle Phan, you again get products based on your beauty profile but these tend to be more full sized to deluxe sized samples of times. Both subscriptions have the pros and cons and some months are better then others but I really love getting them. I have discovered so many products through them that I now use religiously. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail, tweet or instagram me! I love getting to you all! Till Next time!

xoxo Val

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