Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Beauty Box 5

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I was given the chance to receive and review a new beauty sample box this month. I do want to let ya’ll know right off the bat that I did receive the box for free, but the review and opinions are my own.  Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription box that costs $12 dollars filled with 4-5 beauty samples.  Directly from their website:
Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best product for your lifestyle.
Each month you will get a box filled with cosmetic products selected by our beauty editor. You’ll receive a mixture of luxury, commonly known brands, niche brands, eco-conscious and even vegan brands. Your beauty box will include a selection of makeup, hair care, skin care, nail care, fragrances and beauty accessories.”
I do like that they have luxury, as well as eco, vegan and popular brands. So what did I get?

It comes in a pretty sky blue box:
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Everything in the box including something I was NOT happy to get.
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I absolutely despise getting boxes with these paper crinkles in them. They are pointless, messy and wasteful to me, particularly for a company that says they are eco-friendly… these do not scream eco-conscious to me . BUT as they aren’t actually a part of the box lets move on!
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I got a tiny little card telling me about the site, but nothing about the products. I don’t know if that is because I got a free box, or if all the boxes come with just the little card.
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I got a Model Co lip-enhancer Illusion Lip-liner, which was a full size and retails for $20.00 on the Model Co website. It only comes in one color which is a kind of brown color that is supposed to make your lips look bigger.
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I got 5ml tube of Bodyography Foundation primer, I am not sure if it is the same thing because on their website the only primer that Bodyography offers is their Veil Primer, but that full bottle is 1 oz and retails for 30.00
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This was another full sized product these Oil absorbing sheets from Jean Pierre Cosmetics seem to work pretty well and at $1.99 from Drugstore.com they are a pretty good price.

I have gotten this sample before in Birchboxs and I really like it. Blinc Mascara creates little tubes around your lashes so they don’t flake or smudge. photo BeautyBox5Review006_zpscdb99053.jpg

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This is a mineral eye shadow sample that I got in the box. It is from a company called Brazen Cosmetics, and looks like it would be a nice crease color, or even a contour color. The shade is called Birthday Suit and it is a matte brown color. The sample didn’t come with a sifter, which was a little problematic because I dumped it on me, and when I went to the company’s website they don’t have the color listed as one that they sell, so I don’t know if it is a special sample for Beauty Box 5 or if it will be released later.  photo BeautyBox5Review009_zpsae33f923.jpg
swatches of the shadow and lip pencil.

So for value Beauty Box 5 isn’t bad, $12 a month $30 every quarter or $100 for the year, and this box’s full sized products totaled $21.99
It seems like it is a really good deal.
Have you tried Beauty Box 5? What did you like about them? Dislike?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Giveaway!!

Le Chateau Des Fleurs is having an amazing giveaway!! Take a Look!

As one of my makeup favs this summer it is time to give away Sephora Buxom The Headliners Collection. You can admit it, you love it and want it like me. Here it is:

This set contains:
- 0.22 oz Amplified Lash Mascara in Loud Black
- 0.03 oz Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Sydney
- 0.01 oz Insider Eyeliner in Onyx
- 0.15 oz Buxom Big & Healthy™ Lip Polish in Dani
- 0.12 oz Stay-There™ Eyeshadow in Pug

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Thursday, June 13, 2013


This is something that REALLY upsets me, I believe in charities, I love to help out other people and to try to further research in illnesses to find a cure, but I believe in doing your research, for example Locks Of Love would not take my hair because it has been chemically colored and has more that 2% grey in it, but people CONSTANTLY tell me to donate my hair to locks of love, PLUS they sell a lot of the hair the receive for example they just released an article about Locks of Love being unable to account for 6.6 MILLION dollars worth of hair! Here go read it, I’ll wait
Today another article came out showing the 50 WORST charities in America here are the top 12
If you look at the full list SEVERAL of these companies donate 0% to the actual cause!!! WTF???

Please please please do your research before you donate to a charity,  I know you want to help, I want to help too, but I would rather help the cause then help pay for the solicitors and the CEOs new boat.

How do you guys feel about this? Do you donate to charity? What ones?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2013 Completed Reading List!

So I am doing a book challenge for 2013 and I saw that Tara over a Fabulous But Evil was doing these recap posts so I figured I would copy her idea!

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Jacquie has read 37 books toward her goal of 75 books.

As of right now (because the widget might change) I am at 37 out of 75 books for this year, which is 49% completed! So I am going to show you the first 30 I have read and then I will update again next month!




Poison Princess 3 Stars See MY review here!

Beautiful Creatures 4 Stars see MY review here


Non-reviewed In Order:

Bound To Be A Bride 5 Stars

Loving an Ugly Beast (Fairy Tales & Ever Afters, #2) 4 Stars

Temporarily His Princess (Married by Royal Decree #1) 4 Stars

Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits (Austen Takes The South #1) 3 Stars

Once Upon a Tower (Fairy Tales #5) 4 Stars

The Devil's Thief (The Saint’s Devils #1) 4 Stars

Skinny Bitch in Love 3 Stars

The Unexpected Wedding Guest (The Wedding Season #1) 4 stars

Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath (Real Mermaids #2) 4 Stars

A Bandit's Stolen Heart (A Blood Blade Sisters Novel) 4 Stars

Seducing Charlotte 3 Stars

Plus One 4 Stars

The Forgiven Duke (Forgotten Castles #2) 2 Stars

Against the Wall (Maverick Montana #1) 5 Stars

A Beastly Scandal 5 Stars

Married in Haste (Marriage #1)5 Stars

Enchantment (Channie #1) 5 Stars

Taken (Channie #2) 5 Stars

His Every Desire 2 Stars

Dancing With The Duke 4 Stars

Loving The Marquess 4 Stars

The Five Kisses 4 Stars

The Wide-Awake Princess 5 Stars

Skinny Bitch 4 stars

Rouge’s Honor 5 stars

The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife  4 stars

Passion and Pride 4 Stars

The Girl and The Genie 4 Stars

Beauty and the Feast 5 Stars

Chicks Dig Time Lords 5 Stars

Princess of the Silver Woods 5 Stars

Pieces of Dreams 5 Stars

Pandora Gets Jealous 5 Stars

The Misbehaving Marquess 5 stars

50 Shades of Alice In Wonderland 2 stars

Friday, June 07, 2013

Swap Share!!

I am so sorry this is late, I have been in and out of the hospital this week with Kensei, he is doing better now, but he had two massive kidney stones that almost caused one of his kidneys to completely shut down..

On to the fun stuff.

I participated in 2 swaps recently and I was super lucky to get paired up with the same person for both! Niki From My Life Remixing was my partner for the Itty Bitty Beauty Swap and The Preview To Summer Blogger Book Swap!!



First off sorry for the quality of these images I had to use my cell for the pictures!! This is the box she sent me!! Lots of awesome stuff!


She Sent me The Host which I have REALLY wanted to read, and Northanger Abby which I love but didn’t have a copy off, as well as Return to Willow Lake and Emily and Einstein!

 20130606_220501She sent me this adorable case that is totally going to be my new lipstick case20130606_220556A set of sticky notes in the shape of an IPhone and the most adorable phone/card/wallet!! I LOVE the little owls!

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As well as my FAVORITE body wash, I LOVE the st ives grapefruit smell a pink pouf and lotion!


I had so much fun with both of these swaps!!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

It’s That Time Again!!!

It is time again for one of my FAVORITE swaps of all time! Books and Bloggers Swap!! It is super simple!

Your Mission should you choose to accept it:

First sign up =====> HERE


Send a package with three books to your partner:

  1. One book you've read and loved
  2. One book you haven't read but think they will enjoy
  3. One book from their wishlist

Important Dates to Remember

Sign-Ups Close on June 9th, 2013
Partners Assigned on June 10th, 2013
Packages Ship between June 28th and June 29th, 2013

Swap Show-Off Post/Linky goes life on July 2nd!

If you are interested in seeing my previous books and bloggers swaps take a look Here, or Here!!

Maybe we will even get to be partners!!

Monday, June 03, 2013

June Goals

Monthly Goals

I know it is already June 3rd but I just feel better starting things on a Monday.
I haven’t really done a goals list since my updated 101 in 1001 Which was back in JANUARY!
Goals for this month are:
1. Buy myself a swimsuit I like
2. Save at least 50 dollars
3. have a mini-vacation with Kensei
4. Enjoy the Anime Blues Con
5. Take a lot of pictures
6. Read at least 5 books

Do you have any Goals for this month? What are they?

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social



1. What is your favorite social media outlet?

Instagram! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my instagram!

2. Do you subscribe to any daily new reads? If so, which ones?

I have so many blogs I love to read each day, but I do subscribe to a daily news channel, I LOVE to watch SourceFed everyday!

3. What is your favorite magazine to have by the pool?

Cosmo, or Glamour

4. What is your favorite summertime song?

I still love listening to LFO’s Summer Girls


5. What is the best summer concert you've been to?

I’ve only ever been to one, I took Jujube and her friend to a Kenny Chesney concert 2 years ago that was awesome.

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