Monday, September 29, 2014

Manicure Monday - Lilac, Gold, and Heart Accents!

Happy Monday everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts last week (I am still waiting for a few September boxes to arrive and it's down to the last 2 days of the month - I am way to impatient!). 

My inspiration for the week is Lilac and Gold glitter!!! 


I love these colors together! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 2014 Fabletics Work-out Wear Subscription Box - Review and Unboxing

Fabletics is a workout wear monthly subscription box! For $49.95 CDN (and up) + $4.95 shipping you get a full workout outfit (2-3 pieces). It usually consists of a bottom, top, and accessory or sports bra! 

When you sign up now you get your first outfit for 50% off (actually an amazing deal!), so I paid $24.98 + 4.95 for shipping - I paid $31.17 for my first outfit! The best part of this subscription is that you can skip any month as often as you want - I love this option because I won't pay $55 a month for workout clothes, but it would be nice every few months to get something new.

As a VIP you will be shown new outfits on the 1st of the month - you have until the 4th of each month to select your style or skip. If you do not select any option, you credit card will be charged and you will be given a credit on their website for any future purchase. There have been some complaints on this but the website is upfront about this policy so I say, just make sure you don't forget!!

Here is my September Fabletics outfit:
It is the "Amargosa" outfit! Here is mine:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September Fall 2014 Luxe Box by Loose Button Quarterly Beauty Box - Review and Unboxing

Luxe Box is a quarterly beauty subscription by Loose Button. It is a Canadian Company and they send out their beauty box at the start of each season. The cost is $26.00 Canadian per quarter ($27.30 with tax). Shipping is included in the price and I believe they currently only ship to Canada! The price is $25 a box if you sign up for 2 boxes and $24 a box if you sign up for a year (4 boxes). You will receive 7-8 sample size and full size products beauty product and tools.

This is my second Luxe Box (I was very pleased with the value of my Summer Box) - I love the idea of a quarterly box and that the Company is Canadian!

Here is a look at my Fall 2014 Luxe Box:


They always have the prettiest packaging! Comes in a nice box with a nice bag inside. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Manicure Monday - Polka Dot Mani!

Time for another Manicure Monday!
I thought I should make my mani a little quieter this week after some serious nail art last week!

My inspiration this week is: Polka Dots!




I'm loving the pink and purple mix! 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Memebox Special #31 Earth & Sea Cosmetics - Review and Unboxing + $5 off coupon code

I think I have established by now that I have a slight obsession with Memebox. I just have been loving the products I receive and I have honestly changed my whole beauty routine (full post coming soon) from everything I have gotten. So, sorry if there is a few too many Memebox posts but there will be more coming because I can't stop buying them!

Memebox is a Korean Beauty Box company. Memebox is not a monthly subscription box - they instead have a ton you can choose from ranging in price from $15 and up. The boxes have different themes and their are limited quantities (from what it looks they, they are very popular and the boxes sell out quickly!) The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99 (shipping does take any where from 10-20 business days) and they ship worldwide!

The Earth & Sea Cosmetics box came out in late July and shipping in early September. (This was only the second box I ordered so I feel like I have been waiting forever - but when you order Memeboxes look at the shipping date because they are usually about a month or so away!)



Earth & Sea Cosmetics was $29 US + $6.99 shipping. It is described as "when toxins, dirt and oil build up get under the skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, ultimately clogging up pores and making skin look dull.  So, we're bringing you nature’s clean up crew to clear the way for cleaner and brighter skin.
Charcoal, volcanic ash and mud all work together to draw out dirt and excess oil to extract stubborn impurities from deep within pores! Mineral rich marine energy works as the step 2 treatment for refining pores and replenishing moisture to the skin.
Our Earth & Sea Cosmetics Box offers the best natural ingredients  to give you your best looking skin"

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 2014 TopBox Beauty Box - Review and Unboxing

TopBox is a Canadian Beauty Box Subscription! For $12 CDN a month with free shipping (I pay $12.60 each month with tax), you will receive 4 deluxe sample size or full size products. You fill out a beauty profile and get items based on what you have identified. Also, every month you have the option to "wish" for a prive box. A prive box is a box that focuses on one brand or product for the whole box.

This month I selected a regular box - and I was so excited it shipped it 2 days!

Here is a look at my September Topbox:

Each month you pick between the tube & more environmentally friendly organza bag (they can both be reused in some way to me so I selected the bag). I like that the products inside look well packaged! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 2014 Ipsy Glambag - Review and Unboxing

Ipsy is one of the inexpensive beauty bag subscriptions. They send you 4-5 deluxe sample size or full size products each month. The cost is $10 US + $4.95 shipping to Canada (I spent $16.75 with the exchange rate). Ipsy is generally makeup products with a mix of skin, nail, and hair products based on a beauty profile you complete. There is usually 12-18 products that are selected from each month! You can view your "glam room" online that tells you all the products you will receive each month (I really like to keep it a surprise so I don't check ahead of time!)

Ipsy shipped really fast again this month! 

Here is a look at my September 2014 Ipsy Glambag:


This month's theme is "Street Style" - the little bag is cute, not my favorite but I'm sure I will find a use for it! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Manicure Monday (Cupcake Nail Art!) + a Monthly Pedicure (Pink Stripes and Hearts)!

Time for another Manicure Monday! (sorry this one is a little late - it took a little bit!)

My inspiration this week is: CUPCAKES!


For this week, I did not follow any tutorials, I just made it up as I went! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Meme #41 "Jackpot Box" - Review and Unboxing + $5 coupon code

Memebox is a Korean Beauty Box company. Memebox is not a monthly subscription box - they instead have a ton you can choose from ranging in price from $15 and up. The boxes have different themes and their are limited quantities (from what it looks they, they are very popular and the boxes sell out quickly!) The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99. (shipping does take any where from 10-20 business days).

Last month they released a Special Edition "Jackpot" Box. The box costs $32 + $6.99 shipping, but you are guaranteed to receive at least $155 worth of products. The winner will receive a box worth $1000.

I decided to jump on this (I'm not usually a risk-taker, but it seemed like a good deal regardless). 





I was really excited when I received 2 boxes full of goodies!! (There was not product card so I had to look at all the items and compare to the website and figure out what box i got! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 2014 Square Hue Nail Polish Box - Review and Unboxing

Square Hue is a monthly nail polish subscription box. For $14.99 US + $9 shipping to Canada you receive 3 pre-selected trendy nail colors. The colors are based on a new theme each month, usually named after a city. Square Hue offers a 5-free formula - and a nice thing about this subscription is you can pause your account at any time.

I signed up for the September Box of Square Hue last month when I saw a coupon for a free box (you only pay for shipping) so I received this box for $9.

Here is a look at the September Square Hue Box:

  • Oxford Street ~ gold micro shimmer
  • Crown Drive ~ burnt orange micro glitter
  • King Street ~ brown high gloss creme

I'm not going to lie, I am a little sad that they all look brown to me - I was hoping for one brighter color! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Manicure Monday - Hot Pink Glitter Nails!

So the weather here is terrible - so my nails are going to be nice & summery (and girly!) this week!


Yay - pink and sparkly!!! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Manicure Monday - Floral Nail Stickers!

Whoops - almost forgot about my Manicure Monday on this long weekend!




I am making my mani a little quieter this week after my nail art last week!