Thursday, June 16, 2016

Beauty Box 5 June 2016 Made in the Shade @beautybox5 #prestigecosmetics #Mannakadar #sweepbeauty #versaspa #purlisse

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the products for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the products.



I love it....Beauty Box five has the fun beauty ideas for every day of the year whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter.  My little blue box from BB5 helps me manage to keep it all together at work and at home to freshen up my glam look no matter what the day holds for me.  BB5 shows you how you can squeeze in quality beauty time into even the days you gotta speed things along with a few little special products.  Check out all the trendiest of autumn fashions now that the long, hot days of summer are starting to fade! Don't forget to share your fave finds and share with friends too. Take a peek at a few beauty goodies to go along with your pretty fashions and maybe grab a few extra for friends. A BB5 subscription makes a great gift any friend would appreciate all year long.  


Everyone loves getting the inside scoop. I like trying new beauty products from sunscreens to lipsticks and find that I often find new faves.  That is one of the great things about BB5.  You can try lots of new things and sub in new favorites without being stuck with a huge bottle of this or that. I happens to the best of us even with green intentions. Sometimes I look at a product in the store but I worry it might not be for me and I don't want to spend all that money if I don't know that I really like it.  Who needs something else to sit on the bathroom shelf or take up more room in a drawer? I would always feel guilty. Every once in a while you get lucky and the store has a sample or perhaps a beauty company sends you a sample and you get to try it first.  That is the premise behind BB5.

The ideal solution for all of us is brought to you by Beauty Box 5. They understand and created their great beauty sampling box program. Beauty Box 5 is an amazing subscription beauty box sampler that is delivered right to your doorstep (or mailbox) filled with a combination of 5 brand new cosmetic samples monthly, quarterly or annually. You can start out at just $12 a month or save more by getting a longer subscription. Signing up to receive Beauty Box 5 each month is a great new way for anyone from teens to moms to sample new cosmetic products and see what works for you.  Each month they include tips and tricks for the products on the back of this little card below to help you get the most out of your beauty samples each month.


Beauty Box 5 is always on the lookout for the latest new items to make the best matches for your own personal taste and lifestyle.  The prices are reasonable too. You can get a Beauty Box 5 monthly for $12, quarterly for $30 or annually for just $99.  Shipping is always free.  A fun way to check out lots  of the new beauty stuff out there without a whole lot of $$ investment. The great part is that if you like something, you can just up and buy the full size item, right?  Much better than buying a full size you-know-what-beauty-item and paying a fortune and then it sits in the makeup bag gathering dust because it doesn't work for you.



Beauty Box 5 mixes it up with their brands and keeps things adventurous. They source from a mix of niche, luxe, regular drugstore, vegan and eco-conscious brands.  One month you might get hair care, nail care, makeup, skin care, fragrances or even beauty accessories or a mix of any of the above.  I love the suspense!  You will get a carefully curated blend of travel, full-size and deluxe samples from their most current collection.
  

I just received the June Made in the Shade box this week.  The June theme is all all about staying pretty and protecting your skin. You can look gorgeous and sweep on color without baking in the sun these days. Beauty Box 5 always has all the tools and tricks to help you look pretty from your head to your toes.  Okay, but just how do you get your hair, lips, eyes and nails looking just so? Let BB5 help you out! The team at Beauty Box 5 wants to remember you are it is all about taking care of yourself.  They show you just how to style your hair and eliminate the frizzies. They give you the tools to freshen up your nails super fast and glam them up with hot winter colors. This month the focus is on the skin and face. Beauty Box 5 is here with a ton of special treats to help you along the way.  Here is the scoop on the amazing treats that were in this sweet sea blue March box:

As always, my box was filled with of lovely goodies that I could not wait to try. There were treats for my hands, face and body tucked in there this month.  There were several special items to keep me looking fresh and alluring wherever I goEven if it is far from home I will still be looking good with all my goodies stashed in my bag.



The first item in this box is a Prestige Cosmetics Brow and Lash Brush I am pretty particular about doing my brows and lashes every single day. I feel like I used to have better brows (and I probably did) but they are not the thickest these days. I find it only takes a little bit of time to make a big difference with a good mascara and either a brow pencil or powder or some combination of the two. I set my brows with clear gel and brush them on an angle. This brow and lash brush makes it easy as 1-2-3. It only takes a minute to make a big difference. Retail $3.25




You all know I am not a sun-sitting kind of gal but it still does feel nice to have a tiny bit of color on my skin. I was excited to see the VersaSpa Gradual Tanning Face Moisturizer. At least it can look like I get out every once in a while if you know what I mean. I work so much these days. Summer calls for a little bit of color and it really makes the whole beauty routine easier and faster too.  These adds just the right amount of moisture plus I can see that my skin is getting a bit of color already after 2 days.  Even when my days are long I can count on a bit of this handy moisturizer, BB cream and go!  Retail: $35



Manna Kadar Radiance Bronzer and Highlighter is a great way to add a bit of natural color without the sun. I like Manna Kadar products and have used them before with good results.  I like this two in one product because I can add some natural looking radiance to my cheeks and forehead and then add some of the highlight to my lids and cheekbones to really make my look complete. It has a nice texture and goes on smoothly.This is a great sized product too since it fits right in a purse or travel bag to keep the fresh look going all day and night.
  Retail $24




Beauty Box 5 was really thinking this one out when they put together this month's box because they included just the kind of brush that we all needed. Sweep Beauty Oval Contour and Highlight Brush is the perfect companion to the bronzer and highlighter that was included. You can use this great brush with any product that you like too but it is just a great fit with this one. It is the perfect size to gently dust on highlighter and apply it precisely where you want it. It is super comfortable in my hands and makes blending, shading and doing my makeup a cinch. Retail 15.


Pur-Lisse Blue Lotus Treatment Masque is exactly what you need after a day of running around or right before the weekend away at the beach. You can take a few minutes and relax while this natural fiber mask infused iwth Blue Lotus and Asian botanicals absorbs into your skin. I like to grab a glass of lemon water and read a book or catch up on my social posts while my skin gets perfected and infused with botanicals.  Retail $8.00

So, are you ready to get in on the fun? The ladies from BB5 have put together another really amazing box full of beauty fun perfect to take you straight into spring and even summer. Don't forget to join Beauty Box 5 and get in on the goodies to keep you looking fab all four seasons.



After you join, you can even spread your good fortune via Instagram and have an opportunity to win full-size versions of these products too! Don't forget to tag @beautybox5 and #bb5fave that way they know that it was you spreading the good tips and great products!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Ready for a Seventh Generation Healthy Baby Home Party? Take a peek!

Disclosure: Seventh Generation provided me with information and free products in exchange for sharing with my readers. 


I always like to give y'all the skinny on anything good and I just got some! Seventh Generation just launched Healthy Baby Home Parties again so I wanted you to know about the latest round and how to apply to be a party host. Seventh Generation is a great company that has tons of products that I feel good about using for my family and I know you will too.  I am so excited to be participating with them and it was super easy. I had the option to send out invites electronically...e-invites! I loved how that saved paper and made me feel greener right from the get-go.  A Seventh Generation Healthy Baby Home Party is a fun opportunity to get together with the gals and do good at the same time!

Keep the family safe and healthy plus make it a party! Apply for a Healthy Baby Home Party filled with samples, tips on creating a healthy home, and even some great coupons. You get all this pictured above to share with your friends from the folks at Seventh Generation. You can see that it includes many of your favorite eco-friendly brands and maybe some brands you have considered but haven't tried yet. Well this is a perfect opportunity to do so and share your experiences with friends. Moms get so busy that it is nice to take a break sometimes and chat it up with the gals. It is a wonderful way to check in with old friends and perhaps make some new connections.
Tons of party essentials are included in the Healthy Baby Home Party box too. They are all in generous sizes too, enough so that everyone can try one or two and really experience the products. Laugh, learn and teach other moms and families to live a healthier life while hosting a meaningful party. There are even special full sized hostess gifts! It is an ideal way to enjoy time with your friends sharing about important issues that affect your family, and earn points and free products as a member of Generation Good. I have several friends that recently had babies and many of us have toddlers and young children. We really try hard to do good for our families and Seventh Generation makes it easier. All the moms are excited for their goody bags and I know the kids will be eager to try the foods too. I hoping to host my party on a sunny day in the end of July so we can spend a lot of the time on our beautiful back deck and the kids will be able to play in the yard. 
It is so nice because guests get samples, coupons and educational information from the Healthy Baby Home Party package that is sent to your home. You’ll come together like we will to discuss products and parenting.You also learn about Seventh Generation plant based products and get great tips for keeping families safe and healthy. By the close of the party you will learn that we all can make simple changes to get toxins out of our kids. Take the first step in helping this world become a better place for our children.   
  • Check dashboard for Healthy Baby Home Party application. (Applications are only accepted a few times per year, keep your eyes peeled! You'll get an email letting you know the application is open, too.)
  • Complete application and wait to hear if you’ve been accepted!
  • In the meantime, explore Generation Good, help others in the forum, test products, and complete surveys! 
It's fun to share with friends plus you get a Healthy Baby Home Party kit! Hop on over to Seventh Generation and fill out your application. Good luck! 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The #SuperMomVoxBox has tons of great products to try andshare @influenster #suavebeliever #dollopofdaisy #goodybrushed #neverstops #PowerToThePen #LoveAtFirstFloss #PalmoliveFusion


If you haven't joined Influenster yet, you really need to check them out. I just received a great voxbox form them with the #SuperMomVoxBox theme and it was wonderful. There were tons of great products that I received complimentary in exchange for sharing my experiences.


I got a coupon to try a new squeeze sour cream product from Daisy which was delicious and easy to use. Daisy Squeeze is fun to use and tastes fresh and yummy just like Daisy Sour Cream in the container. This is great for parties and events as well since it dispenses sour cream without a spoon needed.

Some members received coupons and a free product from Goody. I did not but I love Goody products anyway. They got a new hairband product from Goody which is available at Walmart. Goody hairbands hold really well and this one is supposed to be better than ever. Must check it out!


Secret antiperspirant and deodorant was also included. This works like a charm for work and weekends to keep me fresh. I have been a fan of Secret for a long time. I don't like the baby powder scent but other than that I love all the fresh scents that they have. 


I received two nice products from Suave. One was for my child and the other for me. We liked both of them and found them to work really well. The deep conditioner left my hair soft and styleable. I saw a lot less frizz. It smells wonderful. 


Pilot Pens shared two new smooth writing Acroball pens with me that are great. I use pens so often for work I need good ones. It makes me nuts if a pen doesn't write smoothly. These Acroball pens were quite impressive.


Anything to get my child to floss and Plackers really has the solution! They have a fruity flavor that kids love.



Palmolive® Fusion Clean™ with Baking Soda and Lime is a new variety of dish soap from Palmolive. My mom always used Palmolive growing up but the original green scent is just not my fave. I have been enjoying all of their new options and scents but this one is amazing. I love lime and the addition of the baking soda gets dishes super clean.


Palmolive® Fusion Clean™ Ultra Dish Soap is a powerful dish cleaning option that has an amazing formula that can even remove food stuck on for 24-hours. I am going to be honest, I am really a clean kind of gal so I can't bear to test that part out, but it is good to know that it is an option! You can feel good that any kind of icky, dirty dishes will get squeaky clean. I found the formula to be gentle on my hands too since I always forget to use gloves.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Clean dishes and a wonderful scent? Yes with Palmolive Fusion CleanDish Soap #PalmoliveFusion #supermomvoxbox @influenster #sponsored



Palmolive® Fusion Clean™ with Baking Soda and Lime is a new variety of dish soap from Palmolive. My mom always used Palmolive growing up but the original green scent is just not my fave. I have been enjoying all of their new options and scents but this one is amazing. I love lime and the addition of the baking soda gets dishes super clean.


Palmolive® Fusion Clean™ Ultra Dish Soap is a powerful dish cleaning option that has an amazing formula that can even remove food stuck on for 24-hours. I am going to be honest, I am really a clean kind of gal so I can't bear to test that part out, but it is good to know that it is an option! You can feel good that any kind of icky, dirty dishes will get squeaky clean. I found the formula to be gentle on my hands too since I always forget to use gloves.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.