Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Love in a Box Swap

You know how reading blogs can go. When you go to read one post you end up finding six new blogs and reading for an hour. That is how I stumbled across Kimberly's Chronicle. She was hosting a monthly blogger swap called Love in a Box. I thought the idea of swapping and getting to know another blogger would be so much fun! Unfortunately, due to the time involved in hosting swaps, this was the last monthly swap. 

I was paired up with Shelby from An American Girl and she is so sweet! I loved getting to know her and wish her the best as she is getting ready for a big change! Go check her out if you haven't already. 

Anyway let's get to the good stuff... the gifts she spoiled me with! We have very similar hobbies and she was so kind in her gift to me! 

As soon as I opened the box I legitimately squealed! I was so excited to receive this in the mail. It's like Christmas but better!

I loved how the box had some beauty products and some lifestyle products! The beauty ones were spot on. I love doing face masks and have been wanting to try a peel off mask. This one is supposed to refresh skin by drawing out impurities, reducing oil, and removing dead skin cells. I am so excited to try this during my next pamper night! 
Shelby also sent me the Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing cream. I am so excited to try this because I had a foil packet of the shampoo and conditioner from this line and have heard great things about this product!
Can we just talk about how cute this nail file is!?
I've used Nivea lip butters and love them which is why I am so excited to try the Nivea Creme. I have incredibly dry feet and excited to try it there and see if it helps. 
I have also heard great things about the Chella Ivory Lace highlighter. Since I always have tired eyes, I am excited to use this to brighten my eye area! 
My camera didn't do this nail polish justice. It is a bright hot pink, which I love wearing on my toes in the spring and summer. It is called Thimbleberry by Sinful Colors

Swoon. This mug! I love it so much!! It will be great for at home since I now eat in segments and it takes me forever to finish a cup of hot coffee which tends to get very cold. Also, I can take it to work because my office is basically located in Antarctica. My co workers keep the air conditioning blasted and I can now have a warm cup of coffee for more than two minutes! 
Honestly, I ate the Milano cookies about 5 minutes after I opened the box. These are one of my favorite treats!! 
I love tea and am excited to try the Mighty Leaf Chamomile Citrus tea. It sounds delicious!
Last but not least... Shelby was so thoughtful and sent the cutest tights for my daughter! I can't wait for her to be able to wear these!

Thank you Shelby! I love my goodies!

Have you participated in a swap before? If so, what did you think of it? 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Memebox Luckybox 2

If you don't know what Memebox is, check out my unboxing of Memebox 8. I give an explanation of how this boxing service works.

Now on to the unveiling of Luckybox 2.

They have several Luckyboxes now. A Luckybox is a box that contain products from previous regular Memeboxes.

Espoir Lipgloss ($15)

I have it in the color Magic Hour which is a stunning mauvish nude! I love it and know it will use it! It is super pigmented and doesn't feel sticky at all. We are thinking of going to Korea with the baby this summer and if it works out, I will definitely be hunting down more of these!

Nuganic Customized Sunblock Fresh SPF50PA++ (Full Size $45)

I received this item in my Memebox 3 and am excited to have another. I haven't used the first one yet but I am a big SPF fan and once my current one runs out I will definately use this!

Dr. Jart V7 Eye Serum (Full Size $38)

I received this in my Memebox 3 as well. I haven't tried it yet but you can never have too many eye creams right? It says that it is supposed to brighten and help with dark circles, which I definately have!

LJH Tea Tree 90 Essence (Deluxe Sample approx $12.80)

The description says it is supposed to clear, moisturize, and brighten troubled skin.  I am so excited to try this because it sounds perfect for my skin! They had a sneak peek of two products on the website and when I saw this, I was so excited for the box!

Dr. G BIO-RTx Mentor Cream (Deluxe Sample approx $14)

They randomly sent one for either damaged, dry, or oily skin. I received the one for oily skin. It says it should help with sebum production and balance the skin's oil production. The directions say to leave it on the hair and rinse off after three minutes so I am not quite sure how to use this but I will probably use it as a regular moisturizer :)

Miseenscense 2x Curl Essence (Deluxe Sample approx $2)

This is a leave in treatment that is supposed to provide volume and rejuvenate hair. I am interested since it says it is a curl essence if it helps with curls or not. Since I am a new mom and not styling my hair as much and letting it be its wild wavy self, I will give this a thorough test.

BIO Medi-curing Mask Aqua Dressing ($3)

I just love masks and this one is supposed to hydrate and help with wrinkles.

Coconut Bio Mask with Tomato ($3)

Another sheet mask that is supposed to help with wrinkles.

Box cost $23
Total Value $132.80

Overall I am very pleased with this box and can't wait to try out the items! Memebox is one of the best bang for your buck boxes I think!