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just a quick post

I haven’t forgotten to post lately, just been busy, and collecting more goodies to choose from for my first give-away…

"Give-away?" you may be asking yourself.

Yes, I am doing a little give away of a few items that i’ve received from some of the many boxes I get each month. All YOU need to do is follow my blog and sign up for my newsletter! So tell all your friends, in the next few weeks I’ll be putting a little box of goodies together, and who knows, if you or a friend wins, there may be goodies you BOTH could use! 

AND just so you know, I’ll be posting a few posts in the next week or so of some of my most recent boxes!

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My Glam May 2012

My Glam is one of many subscription services I get excited about. Maybe it’s the idea of getting a new bake up bag for my purse each month, or the fact that I’m so impressed by some of the great products I’ve been getting. Either way, I hope they keep it up.

Lizzy also get’s excited about the My Glam Kit. I think she likes the hot pink mailer!

Here’s what was inside our May 2012 kit:

  • Nail Bling  adhesive nail decals
  • Studio Gear  lipstick in Cafe au Lait  (i love this color)
  • Philosophy Fragrance:  Love Sweet Love
  • concealor brush
  • eye lining brush
  • cute aqua make up bag with hot pink kisses
Want a direct line to more glamorous products? Then get your My Glam bag today!

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goodebox March 2012

goodie goodie goodie!! 

My first goodebox has arrived.

Inside the goodebox, you’ll find eco-friendly and innovative beauty and personal care products  and occasionally, samples of natural & organic health, wellness and beauty products. 

This month was a sampling of natural beauty and skincare products.

Here’s what was inside:

Clairvoyant Beauty  Cucumber & Cranberry Eye Gel  -  helps to relieve puffy eyes

Clairvoyant Beauty  Rosehip Oil & Hibiscus Facial Serum  -  balancing hydration for all skin types

alima PURE  Luminous Shimmer Blush  -  color= Freja  pretty rosy color

alima PURE  Luminous Shimmer Powder  -  color= Belize  bronzer powder

Josie Maran Cosmetics Bear Naked Wipes  -  biodegradable facial cleansing wipes

Stark Skincare Grapefruit Cleanse + Hydrate Balm

Stark Skincare Green Tea Detox Clay Mask

I’ll be reviewing products as I use them- so check back again! ;)

If you want try goodebox for $16 per month check them out at

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Green Grab Bag March 2012

Looking for natural eco-friendly beauty and skin care products? Try some great products for just $15 a month! Check out Green Grab Bag.

Here’s what I received in my March 2012 GGB:

Coupon for $15 of product from Mineral Hygenics

Tsi-La Perfumes  -  Ilang Ilang, a blend of Ilang Ilang, citrus, coconut and vanilla perfect for Spring and this product is made with certified organic ingredients.

Shea Terra  Ultimate Moisturizing Body Cream  -  Pink Guava & Pomegranates  This is made with natural sustainable shea butter.

Revolution Organics Freedom Gloss  -   Color called INTEGRITY   This gloss is free of synthetics, chemicals, parabens, mineral oil, artificial ingredients, petrochemicals and no animal testing, 85% certified organic and 100% natural … full sized produce $28

Skin Perfection  -  Seven Seas Mist  anti-aging skincare mask that helps to restore a youthful glow. 

Delizioso Skincare  Elderberry Hair Smoothie  -  my sample wasn’t sealed all the way at the bottom, (luckily it didn’t get all over any of my other products) and there isn’t enough product to try it out… 

Mineral Hygenics  Sheer Perfection Silk Translucent Powder  -  I have tried this powder and really really like it a lot… I’ll be using the coupon to buy more of this powder!! 

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Green Grab Bag vs Conscious Box 2012

Green Grab Bag vs Conscious Box 2012

Let me be clear, I’m NOT saying one is better than the other.

I wanted to showcase 2 companies Green Grab Bag vs Conscious Box  side by side so you can see 2 great eco-friendly subscription services.

That being said, I took photos of my most recent shipments from GGB and CB - side by side, just so you can see both and how they stack up, and what each has to offer.

I won’t be listing individual items in this post- they will be in a separate post for each shipment received.


This is what each was shipped in

  • the GGB weighed 1lb  cost was $15 with shipping included
  • the CB was 13oz  cost was $12 + $7 shipping = $19 total

Here’s a photo of the packaging inside each box.


Here’s what I received inside each bag/box

What I will say is this: THIS MONTH

  • GGB offers more beauty, skin care and fragrance products, many are natural, organic and vegan, and is packaged ready to gift!
  • CB offers more edible treats, many that are natural, vegan and gluten free, and came with a bunch of additional coupons.

To subscribe to either- follow my links:



Want to know more about what exactly was in each box? In the next few days I’ll post what I received in a separate post.

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LaRocca Skincare 24K gold exfoliant cleanser

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I wanted to share a review on a little pot of gold that I received in my Beauty Army kit in February 2012.

The LaRocca Skincare 24K gold exfoliant cleanser is a 2-in-1, which I love. This creamy cleanser a has micro fine exfoliant that is super gentle, gentle enough for daily use. The cleanser cleans the skin and the exfoliant removes the dull surface skin. 

After using it for almost a week now, I can say that the cleanser feels good on the skin and my face and neck feels good afterwards. Not dry or tight or greasy. My face looks bright and refreshed. 

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Beauty Army March 2012

Beauty Army delivers up to 6 items - you choose from your hand selected options. 

Not only are the Boxes super cute- black on the outside and pink camouflage on the inside, but I’ve been using them to organize my drawers and stuff! 

So here’s what I chose for March 2012

M.A.D. skincare Anti-Aging Transforming Daily Moisturizer  

Cell Ceuticals biomedical skin treatment  -  CerActive Moisture + Barrier Repair Skin Treatment

BooBoo Cover Up  

Sun FX Body Shimmer   

BeFine food skin care Night Cream 

Babor Skinivage Anti-Jetlag Cream  

Reviews will follow once I try everything out- Just wanted to post my haul!

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BirchBox March2012 Color Club nail polish - He Loves Me

Who got her nails done tonight? LIZZY!

Here’s the BirchBox March 2012 nail color from Color Club. The color is called “He Loves Me” which is a pretty pink color. It’s a pink cream color, pretty and not quite bubble gum. It reminds me of Minnie Mouse - it so happens that Lizzy is wearing her Minnie Mouse PJ’s and the color matches perfectly!

I used the OPI base coat and 2 coats of the Color Club “He Loves Me” nail polish followed by a top coat. The polish went on pretty easily, and 2 coats does the trick. Since Lizzy has little fingers, the small brush was easy to use on her!

For $10 a month - shipping included- you can get in on the BirchBox fun by following my referral link

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BirchBox March 2012

Oh happy day!

Just in from the mailbox- Here’s my BirchBox haul.

Now I have to say that we definitely got some great goodies in this month’s box.

Lizzy is super excited (she really loves getting these boxes - she’s almost 5) about this month’s box too! First off, she loves having mommy do her nails, and we are avid tea drinkers… so she’s already trying to make a claim for the teas once her nails dry…

There needs to be a BB for kids ;) - just a thought ;)

OK so back to what’s inside the March 2012 box.

Annick Goutal  Eau d’Hadrien Eau de Toilette   -  I read the description of this perfume and HAD to try it right away. I love citrusy scents, this one has lemon, grapefruit and mandarin notes… I LOVE IT! Smells so fresh and pretty when you put it on. Now I had my husband smell it and he said it reminded him of good gin… he’s an avid gin drinker so I’ll take that as a “like” but it doesn’t smell like gin at all… he’s such a man sometimes!  THIS WILL BE A  BB PURCHASE!

Color Club  Nail Lacquer in He Loves Me  -  I was thinking that this month we were going to get some nail polish from one of the sneak peek posts BB had, I was hoping for one of the cool NEON colors, but I got this very pretty pink instead. Once I try it out, I’ll post a review of the color and application.

Eve Lom  TLC Radiance Cream  -  This is a facial moisturizer that is to hydrate and brighten complexion. I will let you know what I think once I give it a try.

Koh Gen Do  Cleansing Water Cloth  -  Travel-friendly cleansing cloths that wipes away makeup and dirt in a few seconds… I’ll review this soon!

Traditions by Nick Chavez  Yucca Root Shampooing Cream  -  This is a silky cream shampoo made with fortifying wild yam and yucca root… review to come.

*extra goodie Tea Forte  skin smart teas  -  Antioxidant teas that taste amazing and helps skin look more radiant. I received cucumber mint, cherry marzipan and honey yuzu… since there’s 3 of us in my family - we’ll each try them and let you know what we all think! 

If you haven’t gotten on the BirchBox wagon and want to give them a try- please follow my referral link

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BirchBox January 2012

Happy New Year! 

Here’s the first BB of 2012- that has a theme of renewal, positivity and clarity.

Now I want to let you know that as soon as I opened this box, Lizzy was already claiming dibs on the LaraBar… You may notice that there’s no LaraBar (which was the BB extra for this month) in my photo. Lizzy saw it and said, “OH mommy, BirchBox sent me a snack!” How could I argue? After all, she gets as excited as I do when we get our boxes. (That’s right “our” boxes!)

What I will say is that Lizzy really liked the LaraBar, which provided to be a very wholesome and delicious natural snack for her. Made with just 3 ingredients, it’s a healthy alternative to many of the junk food granola bars on the market these days.

Here’s the scoop on the January 2012 BirchBox:

Clark’s Botanicals  Smoothing Marine Cream  -  Love at first sight! I love this moisturizer! This moisturizer contains glycolic acid so it gently exfoliates while moisturizing. My skin felt so good and looked great after using this moisturizer for a week! On my wish list for sure. 

Fix Malibu  Immaculate Complexion Smoothing Serum  -  An anti-oxident rich serum to brighten skin tone and soften wrinkles.

Miracle Skin Transformer  Treat & Conceal  -  Concealer that treats as it conceals!

stila  Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner  -  in Peacock!  Bright peacock blue liner, is a perfect way to start the year with a fashion forward style. (full sized product is $20 so it paid for the box for sure!)

This was a great way to start the year with BirchBox. Lots of HIGH END cosmetics, and full sized beauty from stila, makes me look forward to the rest of 2012 and all the stuff BirchBox has in store for us!

If you haven’t gotten on the BB wagon yet, follow my referral link and get started for $10 a month!!

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