Yogi Surprise July Jewelry Box Unboxing & Review

 

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Hey, how’s it going everyone? This week has flown by so fast, it’s crazy, okay let’s be real here, July has flown by, how did that even happen? I hope everyone is having a great week, and are ready for the weekend. I have a fun thing planned tonight, that I am excited about, yeah for that🙂 anyways, I don’t want to jynx it! I have had a busy week, and have had lots of sweet baby & toddler snuggles, which I adore these precious moments!

Today I am reviewing my July yogisurprise box, this is the jewelry box, as you may know there are two different monthly subscription boxes for yogi surprise. I love both of them but sometimes I love one more than the other, which includes this month hands down! They both are great boxes, but this jewelry box is by far my favorite box! The subscription prices will be down below, and more information if you would like as well. I did receive both the lifestyle, and the jewelry boxes for review purposes as always, I am lucky to get these amazing boxes every month, I always get so excited to check them out, it’s like Christmas every month. Each box contains a variety of items, brands, and products, some which are completely new to me, which I love discovering new products, so this is always perfect for me! The jewelry box always includes 2 jewelry pieces, and a treat for eating. Jewelry, and treat, doesn’t get much better than that! The jewelry pieces are always hand crafted and or made, and are very special, and unique every month. This month was my favorite box so far, I love the pieces! The chakra bracelet is literally the cutest, and most high quality bracelet I have ever seen, so well made, and perfect for me, it is already on my wrist as you can see below! I already feel more at ease with it on, and it’s just a daily reminder of spirituality. 

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Influenster Vox Box Review: Loreal Paris

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Hello there everyone, guys, and gals, I hope everyone is doing well, and having a great summer thus far! As I am writing this I am watching a sweet little baby sleep in his swing, so precious, babies are my heart, and soul I tell ya, I can’t get enough, and am so incredibly lucky that I get to do what I do, and also have hobbies, like blogging as well. I am privileged to be a blogger for influenster, and was lucky enough to receive the loreal paris vox box for review! Loreal has always been my favorite drug store brand, so this was perfect for me! Although, I do know that there are some other high end brand vox boxes floating around, and really wish that I was able to get one of those, but that’s okay, I do love loreal, and will definitely use them as well! Loreal products never disappoint, and are always up to standard of high end products. Yes, I am aware what brands loreal as a company owns, I think that is high they are always of high quality, but at drug store prices, either way it’s amazing that’s for sure, everything I have ever tried, I have loved, and it makes me want to try other products from the brand. 

Okay, a quick disclaimer>>>> Influenster sent these products to review, free to me for my opinion, to try out, and test on behalf of loreal paris. I will be providing my honest opinion on each product, and how I thought they performed, etc. My opinions are my own. 

What I received in my Loreal paris vox box:

Color rich eye shadow in *200 Paris Beach*

Review: 

This color was unfortunately not the best. It looks okay in the pan, but it is very matte white, with no shimmer, it swatches, and applies very chalky, and not smooth at all. I used this as an eyeshadow base color before applying other shadows on top, and it worked fine for this, but my eyeshadows didn’t last all day as I expected. I don’t think this would work as an brow bone highlight either, because it is so matte, I like shimmer personally. I do appreciate the pan size of the shadow. 

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Color rich eye shadow in *207 Pain Au Chocolat* 

This shadow was a dream! I have no idea how they can vary so much, yet be the same formula, this color is absolutely beautiful both swatched, and on the lids. Simply stunning, the pigmentation, and texture of the eyeshadow is completely different from the above color, so interesting. It is so buttery, and soft, and blends like butter! The color is a pretty rose gold, with a lot of shimmer, which I love! Definitely a must have color, so glad I got it, and this stayed on my eyelids all day without creasing! 

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Voluminous Original Mascara in *310 Blackest Black*

I have heard amazing things about this mascara, and have always wanted to try it, so I was very glad to receive it, and the lash primer inside the vox box! This mascara really is well known for a reason, it adds so much volume, and definition to your lashes, without clumping! The formula is perfect with just one coat, and separates the lashes without much effort. I definitely needed a mascara like this to add definition, and volume, because my eye lashes are so thin, and short. This mascara makes a huge difference, especially when used with the eye lash primer. Truly gives you the va va voom beautiful lashes affect without looking clumpy. 

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Voluminous Lash Primer in *300 White Primer*

Everyone needs this eye lash primer!! This stuff is a miracle, seriously it is a game changer in the way that I apply my mascara now! I can’t believe I waited so long to give it a try. You add the primer to your lashes prior to added mascara, and it helps build volume, and thicken each individual lash adding tons of volume, and separates each eye lash with ease, so it’s easier to apply your mascara over it. It is a great addition to your lash routine, and worth the extra step!

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Infallible Original Never Fail Eyeliner in *511 Black Noir*

Okay, I will admit I am picky with eyeliners, they have to be very pigmented, and glide on my eyelids with ease. This one did to my surprise!! The liner is very smooth, and silky, kind of a no tug, or pulling eyeliner in my opinion. It didn’t hurt or make my eyes water, which is always a bonus for me. It is also very black, and richly pigmented. The liner applied nice, and stayed all day as well. I love anything from the infallible line I tell ya, I want it all! 

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Brow Stylist Prep & Shape Pro Kit in *386 Light To Medium* 

I have never been huge on brow products, I think it’s not as important as everyone makes it out to be, I am more of a natural brow gal, and when I do my brows, I like them to be light with just a thin coat of color to define them, and make them more recognizable, because they are so thin. This kit was a great all in one, the brow stylist did everything I was looking for, the colors matched well, and they made my eyebrows stay in place all day, and look great, I love the ease of having it as an all in one product! 

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This was a great vox box from influenster. Loreal will remain one of my favorite brands from the drug store, heck even out of the drugstore! I am so lucky to have received these great products from Loreal to try out, I really feel that I wouldn’t have given them a try, but am so glad that I got the opportunity to, because now I have more favorite products, that are not only affordable, but work as well as high end in my opinion as well. Thank you influenster! 

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Birchbox July 2106 Unboxing & Review

Hello lovies, happy Thursday to all of you, I hope your all excited for the weekend! I always love weekends that’s for sure🙂 It’s been really hot here, so that’s been nice, I love the sunshine so much, I can’t  get enough! I love summer, and live for the sunshine! I am hoping to be a lot better about blogging next month, so please excuse July got away from me, it flew bye, literally wow! My birchbox this month was a great one, and definitely wanted to share it with you all, I have already started using some of the items in the box, and am loving everything. I have said this before, but birchbox has been doing a wonderful job lately in picking samples that really pertain to me, and what I like, and enjoy. Let’s check out what I received this month! My pictures didn’t turn out how I wanted them, but still equally pretty with my bouquets I made, I really enjoy making them with fresh from the garden flowers, so beautiful, and colorful, and they smell amazing!! Enjoy the lovely pictures!

My favorite thing from the box this month was the Smashbox Cosmetics X-rated mascara! This worked amazing, and stayed put on my lashes, it made them look more separated, and long. I really felt like it gave me the va-va-voom affect I was looking for when I put it on, Smashbox Cosmetics has always been one of my favorite mascara brands, love them!  What did you get this month in your birchbox? I love hearing what others received! Comment below, and let me know!🙂

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Walmart Summer Beauty Box

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Hello there loves! I hope you are all having a happy Friday, and end to your weekend/ start of your weekend!! Oh how I love weekends, and time to relax I tell ya, especially in the summer! I got my walmart beauty box a few weeks ago, and am now sitting down to review it. As you may know walmart beauty box is a quarterly subscription box that comes every season, or four times a year. The box is priced at $5 per box, but basically they only charge for shipping, so the samples in the box are technically free, and there is nothing better than free right? Nope🙂 It’s a great way to sample new products, or products that they are trying to push out on the market at their stores right now, there is always coupons included in the box as well, I wanted to mention, but I don’t include them in the picture, just in case someone wants to somehow copy them. I love trying new products, especially when they are affordable, and can easily be found at my walmart, it’s so fun, then if I like it, I can easily use a coupon if they included one, and purchase it! It’s super easy, and very smart for walmart to do these boxes! 

This summer box is one of the better ones I have received, I have been subscribed for about a year and a half now, and really like everything in the box this time, and I know I will use everything too! This summer box has a great variety, and it has everything for a summer trip, literally even toothpaste! Awesome right? If you are interested in this box, you should give walmart beauty box a try, I think for $20 a year it is well worth it🙂 If you want to subscribe go to walmart.com/beauty, thanks for checking out my review! 

Okay, so you agree it’s a pretty great box right? Especially for $5! My favorite thing in the box this season was the St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I have always loved this face scrub, it’s the perfect amount of scrub, and texture, it gets the deep down clean that I look for in a scrub. I also really love the sample of Sally Hansen’s airbrush legs, I love using this in the summer, and there is a really good amount in the sample tube, enough for both of my legs so that was perfect. I have a tan now yeah! There is nothing better than being tan to me for some reason lol! My skin just looks better🙂 The Incoco nail art is cute as well, just a bit to young for my 35 year old self, but they do look fun, and cute, I will find a way to try them out, and see how they work. All in all, a great box, I can’t wait to see what is in the fall walmart beauty box!!!!

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Yogisurprise Subscription Boxes Jewelry/ Lifestyle Review May 2016

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Hello everyone, how has a month flew by so quickly? I have NO idea how that even happened!!! Here I am trying to be better about blogging, well it’s time to make that commitment again, I have had some great boxes for June roll in, and still wanted to share with you all. I hope you enjoy, I think the photos turned out pretty neat too! If you don’t know what yogisurprise is, it’s a monthly subscription box that has two different box options, which both are amazing boxes!! Each box is a separate subscription and price, so please check it out down below. I most definitely love both!! I can’t decide which I like best, they both are great boxes this month, let’s jump right into the review for both of them, I do receive these boxes for review each month, and they are a local to me company here in Oregon yeah, but my honest opinions are always my own. I love yogisurprise though, and they are an amazing company as well, and offer a great variety of brands, and products, and the jewelry pieces are very unique, and lovely! Yogisurprise is great for everyone, not just yoga lovers, the lifestyle box has something for everyone🙂

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I am sharing the yoga jewelry box down below. This is my favorite box I have ever received from yogisurprise. Yes, I know the box is from May, but I just had to review, and share it, because it’s that good!!! The mala sandalwood necklace is absolutely stunning, so beautiful, and very well made. I couldn’t believe how lovely it was, and how much of a high value it was! Yogisurprise nailed it with this box! I really love the bracelet as well, the delicate charm on the bottom is so cute, and perfect! The lovey chocolate fudge rolls we have received before in a previous box, which is a bummer, but they are really yummy, so I don’t mind, they are grown up versions of tootsie rolls, can’t go wrong with a classic right? I really enjoy how they include a treat every month in the box! 

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What do you think of the jewelry box for May? Do you think you would try it out? They both are great boxes, and I am sure it would be hard to choose which one to try, but I think anyone would love 2 pieces of beautiful crafted jewelry every month! Thank you for checking out this post about yogisurprise, if you would like to join please check out their website at >> Join Yogisurprise here!

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Birchbox June Review (BEST BOX EVER)

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Hi there everyone, happy Saturday! Okay, I lied, I am writing this while working at 11 pm Friday night, but hey, it will post tomorrow, so happy weekend ladies!! I just started watching a really great documentary called poverty Inc. very, very interesting so far, you should definitely check it out, it just came out on netflix! Sure makes me feel so very grateful that’s for sure. Okay, sorry to be a downer there, just thought I would share what I was doing right at this very moment, I think little personal peeks into each other’s lives makes our blogging community grow, and become closer🙂

I hope everyone has had a great week too, I literally just received my birchbox for June yesterday! I knew it was going to be a good one, as birchbox has been really killing it lately with their boxes, my goodness, yeeessss! I was excited to get it, I decided to choose the random box this month, and just hoped for the best, and to my surprise, it was my best box ever, no joke! As soon as I opened the box, and oh, can we even talk about how cute the box is?! SO so cute, I love the designs lately, I don’t know if everyone keeps their boxes, but I love collecting them, and putting little things in them, the cuteness factor really helps me to stay organized too! Anyways, as soon as I opened it, I knew I would LOVE everything!! Let’s check out what was included in my best box ever, and dive into my June birchbox! I’m really excited about it, can you tell?🙂

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See? I told you it was an amazing box this month!! I almost cried, it literally had 4 of my favorite, and most wanted items!! Simply amazing. I already love, and am obsessed with the ardency inn modster smooth ride supercharged eyeliner. I have 4 colors, it is the most smooth, and highly pigmented eyeliner I have ever tried, it’s a must have! I also really wanted to try the benefit gimme brow volumizing fiber gel, how cute is that packaging? omg cute right? Everything is good sized, and I will definitely use!!! The Laura Geller New York Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator (I got the color gilded honey) I literally have been wanting this since it came out, YESSSSS, thank you birchbox! I love everything in my box this month, and birchbox just keeps getting better, and better, I have been subscribed for 2 years now, can’t believe it! If you would like to join, and or give birchbox a try, please use the link below, I would appreciate it! SO worth $10 every month! If you get birchbox please comment down below, and share what you got in your June box!

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PLAY! By Sephora May 2016 Review

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Hello lovies, I hope everyone has been good, it has been like a month, and a half since I have blogged last, how does time go by so very quickly, busy, busy life that’s for sure. If you haven’t read my life update post, please jump on over, and give it a read, I would greatly appreciate it! Anyways, I am still getting tons of subscription boxes, and really feel the need to review them, even though this one is late, and not the best pictures, I wanted to get this post up. I hope you all enjoy, if you haven’t heard, this box is now open to everyone so go ahead, and subscribe if you want to try it out, it’s a great way to sample high end brands that sephora carries for $10 a month! This was my first box, and here is what I thought :) 

For $10, it really can’t be beat, I kinda wish that they kept the “spoilers” from us, because by the time my box came, I knew exactly what I was getting, which kinda takes the fun out of it, in my opinion. The box arrived beautifully packaged with a heavy duty box, which I can appreciate so things don’t get broken yeah!!! Then, inside the box there is a great pamphlet telling you everything that is is the box, but not just that, it tells you HOW to use them, double yeah! There is also your PLAY card which if you bring it into your local sephora, you get 50 extra bonus points when you make a purchase, oh man, I just realized that I should have used it, of course I forgot about it, bummer! Next month I hope to remember lol! Everything, all your samples are packed in a super cute drawstring pouch,  how fun, kinda reminds me of another popular subscription service……😉 wink, wink. It is very cute though, and I definitely will use it! The samples are a great selection so far, I love the mix of skincare, makeup, haircare, and perfume, that’s pretty cool, such a variety that you get to sample, but I would love to see more makeup obviously, but you knew I would say that lol! Overall the samples are tiny, sadly the tarte cosmetics lip liner is beautiful, but it is SOOOO tiny😦 Oh well, I am happy with the box, and love samples, so it all was good to me! 

I think this subscription box is a great deal, although I kinda wish they offered a 6 month, or a year subscription to save a little money, hmmm maybe I should tweet, and suggest that! Did any of you subscribe to this box, please comment, and let me know what you think, I would love to know🙂 Do you think it’s worth the $10? I love how every month is a different theme as well, I am excited about June’s box, fun, fun, because you never know what your getting, or what brands! I definitely think it’s worth a try if you are a beauty lover like myself, and can’t get enough samples!! I love sephora, so this was perfect for me, they sure do make that money lol! My favorite product this month was the bite beauty lipstick, bite has always been my favorite lipstick brand, I just love the pigmentation, and quality, it makes my lips feel wonderful too!

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*Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine* 
*Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Kimchi*
*Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon in Latergram*
*Origins Maskimizer, Drink Up, and Clear Improvement Masks*
*Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial* 
*Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask*

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Thank you for your continued support as always, remember to seek joy in everything you do, I am really focusing on that daily!🙂

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