Whenever I start talking to people about subscription boxes, I mention Popsugar first. It’s not one that I get every month, but it’s one that I always feel has a spectacular value, offers a really nice surprise factor and just feels like a little luxury every time I open it. With Christmas coming up, I resubscribed in time for October with the sole intent of getting cool items to regift. And I wasn’t disappointed! The overall – Counting the coupon values, this box is easily worth $200! I feel like the items really hit on entertaining, parties and gift giving, which […]
“SANTA! OH MY GOD! SANTA’S COMING! I KNOW HIM!” That’s right folks, it’s Fortune Cookie Soap Box time. And the theme this month is based around one of my new favourite Christmas movies… ELF! As a little bonus, they tucked a mini candy cane into my box, but it got obliterated in shipping. Everything was packed with white, translucent and blue paper zigzags with a handful of matching snowflake sequins. The Overall – Some of these scents were really, really not for me, which is always a disappointment. I actually noticed that reviews of their last winter box had a […]
I love blazers. I know they’re probably meant to be fussy office wear, but I tend to think that the right blazer is one that offers comfort, warmth and style to any outfit. And I think blazers need to find their footing in more casual outfits. Fine and Sandy Blazer in Burgundy Velvet (more colours available: $79.99) – I love velvet jackets. They add lovely texture to an outfit and I truly think they go with everything, from jeans and a tee to sweet dresses, and beyond. Plaid Open Front Blazer ($58.50) – This plaid is subtle enough to be nearly […]
When I think about autumn, I always think about accessoires. I also think of survival. In Kentucky, autumn means the hunters come out of the woodworks. Their gear is chosen to keep them warm and hidden in their deer blinds. And their focus on efficiency is something we can all learn from; nobody wants to dig through a deep bag searching for their keys when the cold wind is whipping up. Echo Design Scotland Plaid Woven Wrap ($19.99) – The coming winter always makes me think of plaids and warm scarves. Interstate Leather Fingerless Gloves ($6.99-$8.99) – These small gloves are cheap, so […]
It’s no secret that Trader Joe’s holds a special place in my heart. Since we got our first a couple years ago, my boyfriend and I end up making a trip every couple months. Without fail, we drop $25 on delicious, delicious goodies. A few things we’ve picked up recently: Matcha Green Tea Latte ($3.99 for 8oz) – Matcha is somewhat hard to find in town, so I was thrilled to pick this up. It includes cane sugar, coconut oil, milk powder, flavorings/preservatives and wheat flour (?) in addition to matcha, so it’s definitely a latte. It’s got a nice, creamy […]
I splurged a little on some makeup, so naturally I had to tell the only people in my life who might care. 😉 NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm ($5.99) – So I tried this product in the past from ipsy, and I was really disappointed. The shade was all wrong from their website and it had a chalky, patchy application. This shade is a little bit of a different story. On their site, it looks very brown. In person, the tube looks more rosy. On, it’s a My Lips But Better and Slightly Warmer. It also feels really emollient […]
I love greys. And I think autumn is the perfect time to work this neutral into a pretty stellar makeup look. Here are some of my top picks for the season! 1.) Dandelion Lipstick by Etherealle ($9.95) 2.) Stone Fox Liquid Suede Lip Gloss by Nyx ($6.99) 3.) Hit the Town Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow or Eyeliner by E.l.f. ($3) 4.) Girl Crush Eyeshadow by ColourPop Cosmetics ($5) 5.) S & M Eyeshadow by Urban Decay ($19) 6.) Kompanion No. 9 Loose Shadow by Notoriously Morbid Cosmetics ($1.25+) 7.) Grease Lightning Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Polish ($3.99) 8.) Charcoal Megalast […]
I won a great blog giveaway from Vampy Varnish. She’s one of my favorite nail polish/beauty bloggers, and her giveaways are always SO GOOD. Not to get all braggy, but I’ve got to talk about these products!
This box came out of the blue, and was one of the fullest I’ve gotten yet. I was super pleased with pretty much everything in the box, and I felt really happy about the $5 cost this month. While none of the brands were new at all to me–and even many of the products are ones I’ve seen on shelves–I was glad to try a few of these products. And there are a few things I’ll be buying!
I love the PopSugar box. I haven’t actually gotten one since last May–which was even a gift for my mother–but I love this box and recommend it to virtually everyone. It’s a little on the pricey end ($39.95) for a monthly subscription for me as some months just aren’t a hit for my tastes, but I often end up regretting not jumping on many of the boxes when they come out. They often release teasers of the box theme and a spoiler item in time to catch each month’s box, and the spoiler that the Too Faced Brow Envy Kit would […]