Naturebox & Graze Unboxing :: May Edition

Since I love snacks so much, I decided to continue on with my monthly subscription box to Naturebox after I gave it a try last month. I was really looking forward to the snacks that were coming in this month’s box because I got to pick which items went into this month’s pantry. It was a difficult decision, but you’ll see that I made some very delicious decisions!

I also gave the Graze box a try this month as well. My friend Michelyn over at Brains, Beauty and Basketball had a code for your first box free so I decided to give it a shot!

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If you are interested in trying out either of these boxes, check out the deals ::

Naturebox :: Use the code RPGN-LFQ to get $10 off your first box at naturebox.com! A box is normally $19.95 so you can get your first one for $9.95! (discount applies only to new, first-time customers and cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Graze :: Use the code MTY5NQNQB to get your first and fifth boxes FREE at graze.com!

 

QUESTION // Have you ever tried Naturebox? What snacks would you recommend I try out next month?

CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation Review

I’m always on a quest to find new makeup. One thing I have always struggled with is oily skin. In my previous skincare video, I talked about some products that I use to cleanse my face that help to combat my oily skin, but that’s always enough for me. Since my skin is sensitive, I need to find products that are oil-free and won’t break me out. This can be quite the hunt sometimes.

I recently found the CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation at my local Walgreen’s and decided that since it said it was oil-free that it would be worth a shot to try it out. Check out my first impressions of it and what I thought about the foundation after wearing it all day.

 

Perfect Palette Tag

One makeup item that I’ve always loved is eyeshadow palettes. There’s a lot of reasons why I’ve always enjoyed buying them. For one, it’s a great way to try a lot of eyeshadows at once. And two, since you’re buying so many shadows, you’re getting a deal on getting so many eyeshadow colors at once. Having all of your shadows in one place also makes it easier when you’re traveling or putting a look together because all the shadows you could possibly need are in that palette.

I took a good look at my eyeshadow collection and did the Perfect Palette Tag. Take a look into my favorite (and not so favorite) eye shadow palettes!

QUESTION // What’s your favorite eyeshadow palette?

Naturebox Unboxing :: Popsugar Must Have Box Edition

Last month in my Popsugar Must Have Box, one of the monthly items was a sample of a special Popsugar Must Have Snack Mix from Naturebox. They were offering a special half price promotion for Popsugar subscribers for your first box, and since I love a good snack, I thought this was worth a try.

I received my first box in the mail about a week and half after. To sum it up, there were some hits and there were some misses in my box. I wanted you all to see what I really thought about the box I received and filmed a little taste test for you.

Even though I didn’t love everything in my box, I’m going to still get next month’s box to see what new yummy treats I get. I got to pick out what snacks I wanted, so I’m hoping none of them will disappoint!

QUESTION // Have you ever gotten a Naturebox? If so, what’s your favorite snack you’ve received?

April Favorites

Well another month is over and you know what that means, time for some favorites! I don’t have a ton of favorites this month, but I do have a multiple of favorite hair products, lip colors and foundation. Check out my latest Youtube video to see what items I’ve been constantly reaching for this past month!

If you’re interested in any of the items I mention in my video, I have all of them saved on my handy, dandy luvocracy board as well!

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Products I’ve Used Up :: April Edition

Since I became an avid Youtube watcher a few years ago, watching empties videos have always made me really excited. First, I get excited for that person because when they have empties, it means that they’ve actually used up products! I feel like so often we all want to try the latest makeup item or newest skincare line but after a few uses, the item gets tossed into the back of your cabinet. Empties means you’re actually putting those products to use and not letting dust collect on them! I also love these videos because once you use a product up, you get a really good idea if you liked the product or not and whether or not the product lived up to what it claims to do.

I’ve been collating my own bag full of empties for about two months now and I was so excited when the bag got full! Check out my video and take a peek into my “beauty” trash!

I feel like I’ve gotten addicted to this now! I get so anxious when I’m near the end of a product now because there’s such a sense of satisfaction when I’m done with it and I get to throw it into the “empty” bag!

QUESTION // What products are you trying to use up in your makeup or skincare collection?

Vacation Have To Get Away

With the cold, windy, miserable winter we’ve had this year, there was no doubt in my mind that my husband and I needed a little spring break vacation of our own. Since we both have busy work schedules, it was hard for us to take a weeklong vacation somewhere, so instead we decided that a long 4-day weekend would be just long enough for us to get away. Originally we were going to go to Florida, but it got so be so difficult to find a decent flight that didn’t take a whole day to get there. One night I casually asked my husband “what if we go back to St. Maarten?” We went there 2 years ago for vacation and fell in LOVE with the island. We constantly talk about how much we miss it and every vacation we’ve gone on since, we compare it to St. Maarten. I was shocked when he agreed and said ok! I’ve been looking forward to going back ever since we booked the trip earlier this year. The beautiful water, the gorgeous weather, nice people and delicious food…I seriously could not wait to get back there.

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We were there from Friday through Monday and we did nothing…I mean nothing. We got up early each morning, made breakfast and spent the rest of the day laying on the beach, under a palapa. While we both brought books to read, neither of us touched them all weekend. We just enjoyed laying in the sun, getting tan and taking occasional naps while we listened to the water. This mini vacation was exactly what we needed. Although the days went by fast, it was just enough time for us to relax and recharge.

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What’s in my carry on bag?

Last week while I was packing for my recent vacation to St. Maarten, I thought it would be fun to give you guys a peek of what I take along with me in my carry on bag. I’ve become quite the traveler over the past 8 years, so I have certain things that are my must haves while I’m traveling. Watch my video and see what things I can’t leave out of my bag!

If you are interested in any of the items I talk about in my video, check out my luvocracy board to see where you can pick up these things!

My Current Skincare Routine

I have had my share of skincare issues over the years, including oily skin and breakouts. After experimenting with lots of different products over the years and consulting with my dermatologist, I finally have a routine down that keeps my skin issues under control. Watch my video to see what products are making a difference in my skincare routine!

What’s in my travel makeup bag?

I absolutely LOVE to travel, and with traveling comes learning how to be an efficient packer (6 pairs of shoes for 3 days is totally necessary!) I filmed my first Youtube video recently, so take a peek at what items I like to bring with when I travel!

If you’re interested in taking a sneak peek into my travel makeup bag, you can watch my video and see what things I love to travel with, or take a look at my Luvocracy board!