Saturday, May 30, 2015


Hi Guys!!

Today I'm reviewing the Belly Bandit.

For those of you who don't know what the Belly Bandit is, it is a belly wrap for after pregnancy.  This is supposed to tighten and shrink your belly, waist and his post pregnancy.  Before I purchased this item I checked out some reviews, when I looked at some reviews people either really liked this item or they just were not a fan of this item.  So I just decided to purchase it after having my daughter so I can try it out for myself.  I have to say that I a glad I did end up getting this brand because I really like it.  It's very comfortable and I think it has been working for me so far.  This band does stretch so I went down a size and it has been working for me so far.  For my first daughter I ended up trying the babies r us brand since I didn't want to spend a lot of money.  I didn't really like the babies r us brand since it would get all bunched up and it looked horrible under my clothes.  So I wish I would have just spent the extra money and purchased this one the first time.  I know people do like the babies r us brand but it just did not work for me.  So overall I am very happy that I purchased this one this time around.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Hi Guys!!

I purchased two Citrus Lane Mystery Boxes not to long ago and today I am going to show you the one for my 23 month old daughter.  So Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box for your kids.  They send you a box of items based on your child's age but once in a while they will have mystery boxes that you can purchase separate from the monthly subscription.  With the mystery boxes they show you one of the items in the box and then the rest is a mystery.  This box was $24.00 but has a value of $50.00.

Bumkins Classic Minnie Large Snack Bag.  These always come in handy.  They are very easy to clean you just have to wipe them down since they are made from waterproof fabric just like the bibs.  They are machine washable and also dishwasher-safe.  The regular price of these are $4.95.

Bumkins Minnie 2 Pack Snack Bags.  These are smaller then the one on top.  Again they are Machine washable and also dishwasher-safe.  I did not mind at all that I received more snack bags.  Like I said these come in handy and will be used.  I like how you can use these instead of using the single-use plastic bags.  The regular price of these is $6.95.

The World of Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar Place Mats.  These are great.  This comes with 48 tear-off doodle place mats.  My daughter loves to just scribble on her coloring books so she is going to love these.  I couldn't find them on the citrus lane website but I did find them on Barnes and Noble on sale for $10.97.

Faber-Castell 12 Jumbo Beeswax Crayons.  So this one of the items why I decided to choose this box for my daughter.  Like I said the loves to color.  I couldn't find these exact one's on the Citrus Lane website either but I found them on the faber-castell website on sale for $3.50.

Faber-Castell Doodling Pad.  This was the other reason why I picked this box for my daughter.  They usually only let you see one item that comes in the box but with this box they showed you both the crayons and the doodling pad.  This pad is actually smaller then what I thought it was going to be but its still fine.  Again I did not find this on the Citrus Lane website but I found it on the Faber-Castell website and the regular price is $2.49.

Hohner Kids Easy Grip Maracas.  My daughter already has a similar pair of maracas from one of the monthly citrus lane boxes so I'm not going to give them to her just yet.  On the Hohner kids website the regular price is $8.00.

Picnic Time Puzzle Wheel.  This is really cute.  This puzzle has 7 pieces all together.  Again I could not find this item on the Citrus Lane website but I found the same puzzle on and the price is $9.99.

Everything in the box came to a retail value of $46.85 so a little less then the amount that was supposed to be in the box but I am still happy with this box.

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Friday, May 22, 2015


Hi Guys!!

I would like to show you guys what I received in my daughters May Citrus Lane Box.  Citrus Lane is a monthly children's box.  The items that they send are based on your child's age.  Citrus Lane has 3 different subscription options.
-A monthly subscription is $29.00 a month.
-A 3-month subscription is $27.00 a month.
-A 6-month subscription is $24.00 a month.

If you would like tot try out this box for your child sign up here and you can get your first box for 40% off.

Sand Toys from Hape.  This is a very cute sand toy.  My daughter is going to love this.  This is the Ice Cream Shop Sand Toy.  The retail price of this is $6.50.

Portions to Go from Goodbyn.  Citrus Lane let you choose what color you wanted to get in your box.  They had this purple color (which I choose) or they had a green color.  This set comes with four containers.  These containers are always good to get in a box.  We will definitely be using this.  The retail price is $11.95.

Cotton Summer Essential from Tea Collection.  This dress is really cute and perfect for summer.  I have received this brand citrus lane boxes before and the quality is really nice and soft.  The only thing that I don't like is that they didn't ask what size you needed.  I would have picked one size bigger since it looks a little short, but maybe I could put some shorts or something under it.  The retail price is $29.50.

Might Sticks from Plum Organics.  They put two samples in the box.  The one on top is apple carrot.  The other one is berry beet.  They are whole grain snacks that are baked with fruits and veggies.  These would be about $1.15 for both.

So everything in the box came to a total of $49.10 which is a good value since the monthly box is $29.00.  I am happy with everything that I received in the may box and will be using everything.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Hi Guys!!

Today I received my Pinch Me samples in the mail.  Pinch me is a website that you can get free samples once in a while.  On the website it shows that the next set of samples is going to be on Tuesday June, 9th at 12PM ET.

Kraft Seasoned Grated Parmesan Cheese in Classic Italian.  I was surprised to see the full size in the box since I thought it was just going to be a little sample pack of it.

Gold Bond Ultimate Skin Therapy Cream.  One is a healing with aloe and it heals & nourishes dry, problem skin, the other sample is strength & resilience and if for aging and mature skin.  I have used gold bond products in the past and have always liked them so these will be good to try out.

Shea Moisture Raw Shea, Chamomile & Argan Oil.  One foil sample is Baby Wash & Shampoo and the other one is Baby Lotion.  I have never heard of this brand so this is new to me.

Goddess Garden Organics Sunny Body Natural Sunscreen 30.  Once again I never heard of this brand but this will come in handy this time of year.

Lysol Click Gel Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner in Ocean Fresh Scent.  This has 1 disposable applicator.

My samples came really fast so this was a nice surprise to get in the mail today.  If you guys like to get free samples in the mail you should sign up to this website.  Everything is free and shipping is also free.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Hi Guys!!

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up that Birchbox has a new limited edition box called Under the Sun Box.  This box is $55.00 but has a value of $143.00.

The box will include the following items:
-Chloe + Isabel Birchbox Exclusive Medina Convertible Pendant Necklace
-BAGGU Standard Baggu Tote Bag (prints will vary)
-Cynthia Rowley Beauty On the Go Multi Blush & Bronzer Duo
-Knockaround Premiums Sunglasses
-Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour (shades will vary)
-ncLA Nail Lacquer in Bikinis and Martinis
-Sugarpova Flirty Candy
-Sugergoop! Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen with Olive Polyphenols SPF 40- Travel Size

Valid Until June 1st you can score an extra 100 points per order when you purchase this limited edition: Under the Sun Box with another Limited Edition Box.

If you are interested in this box you can try any of these coupon codes to get 20% off if you haven't used them before: WELCOMEOFFER20, COMEBACK20, MOBILE20, or TAKE20OFF.  Don't forget to also add the Mystery Sample Pack to your order of $35.00 or more.

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Monday, May 18, 2015


Hi Guys!!

I would like to show you guys what I purchased from the honest company.  I love the products from the honest company.  They are all natural and are a lot safer to use then other products out there.  I get the essentials bundle when I need to.  I also have used the diapers and wipes that they have for my daughters and I also like them a lot.  For the bundle I pay $35.95 + Tax and Shipping & Handling which comes to a total of $44.84.

I decided to try out the Honest Laundry Detergent this time.  I was running out of my regular laundry detergent so I wanted to give this a try.  The retail price of this bottle is $12.95.

Organic Breathe Easy Rub.  This has organic eucalyptus & tea tree oils and is menthol & petrolatum free.  I've used this one before and really like it so I decided to pick up another one just to have incase I run out of the one that I have.  The retail price is $9.95.

Bug Spray.  Once again this is a new product for me.  I decided to try this out since summer is almost here and we are going to need something to keep those mosquitoes away.  This has organic essentials oils so it can naturally repel insects.  The retail price is $12.95.

Shampoo + Body Wash.  Another one of the products that I love form this company.  I decided to pick this one also because its good just to have an extra on hand for when we run out of the one we have already.  The retail price is $9.95.

Suds Up Dish Brush & Ceramic Foaming Base.  This is also a new product that I have been wanting to try out.  The retail price of this is $12.95.

Organic Lip Balm.  This was a little surprise that they included in my order.  They said this was a gift for mothers day, which I thought was nice to get.  They sell these in a set of 3 on the website if you are interested.  For the set of 3 the retail price is $8.95.

I am usually very happy with everything that I try from this company and I like that everything is natural.  If you guys want to try one of there bundles out just click here.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015


Hi Guys!!

Today I would like to show you guys what I received in my May Birchbox.  Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that is only $10.00 a month or $110.00 a year.  You will receive 4-5 beauty samples in each box that are tailored to your profile.

The Box was Birchbox + Cupcakes and Cashmere.

The first product that I received is by Dr. Jart + Night BB Beauty Balm.  This is designed to hydrate and brighten skin.  I liked how this left my skin feeling.  My sample is 5ml/0.17 Fl Oz.  The full size is $38.00.

I received Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel.  This moisturizer has green tea and cucumber extracts.  It also has Vitamins C and E.  This gel also left my skin so refreshed.  The sample that I received is 0.24 Oz/7 ml.  The full size is $24.00.

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain in the color POPPY.  I would say this is more of a coral color.  I'm not a huge fan of this color I wish it was a little lighter.  I like how this did not dry out my lips.  It also goes on easily.  The full size is $20.00.

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle.  This is Paraben- and Sulfate- Free.  This is 100 percent vegan and is suitable for all hair types.  I was happy to see this product in my box since I love getting hair products like this.  The full size is $21.95.

The last product is Cailyn Cosmetics IT Foaming O2 Scrub.  This Scrub has Coconut and Orange Oils so it can clarify your skin.  This also has Vitamin E and Aloe Vera so it can add moisture.  I like how this left my skin feeling.  I would purchase the full size of this product.  The full size is $32.00.

So thats all that I received in my box this month.  I will be using almost everything in the box.  I also found some new products that I really like and will most likely be purchasing the full size.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015


Hi Guys!!

Just a quick post today, Citrus Lane is having a friends and family sale.  Starting today until May 19, 2015 you will get 50% off your first box with the code CITRUSFF.  This offer is valid for new, active, or inactive Citrus Lane Customers that purchase a self-subscription.

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Friday, May 15, 2015


Hi Guys!!

Today I would like to show you what I received in the May Julep + Brika Mystery Box.  I haven't purchased a mystery box in a while so I decided to buy this one since it came with a really cute clutch bag, 2 pretty nail polishes and the rest is a mystery.  The cost of this box was $29.99 + tax.

This is the Brika clutch bag that was included.  I was surprised at how soft this clutch was.  Its super cute and a good size.  The bag is 9" x 11", and is big enough to put your iPad mini inside.

This is one of the colors that I knew was going to be in the box.  The color is called Shayla.  This is a purple perennial full-coverage microglitter.  The full price is $14.00 but for mavens its only $11.20.

 The other color that I also knew was going to be in the box is called Marcella.  This is a Weathered pink creme color.  In person this color does not look as bright as it does in the picture.  Its a pretty pink for summer though.  This is $14.00 but if your a maven its only $11.20.

This was one of the mystery colors in the box.  This one is called Bea.  The color description on the Julep website is Lemonade creme.  This is a pretty pastel yellow color which is also perfect for summer.   This is $14.00 but for mavens its only $11.20.

This was also one of the mystery colors.  This one is called Brandis.  The color description on the julep website is taos turquoise creme.  This is such a pretty color turquoise color and I will be using this color a lot.  The full price of this is $14.00 but if your a maven its only going to be $11.20.

The last mystery color is called Chatoya.  The color description on the Julep website is bright platinum glitter top coat.  This one is $14.00 but for mavens its $11.20.

I also received a lip gloss in the color vivid.  This is a very dark color for me.  Its a wine burgundy shimmer color.  I will not be using this since its so dark and not anything I would use so I might be trading this one or gifting it.  This is $16.00.

The last item in the mystery box was this Length Matters Mascara in jet black.  This one is $24.00 but if you're a maven its only $19.20.

I also decided to add one nail polish since there was a coupon for a free polish so I ended up picking the color Alaina.  This is a driftwood taupe creme color.  This is a neutral color and is great just to have in your nail polish collection.  The regular price is $14.00 but if your a maven it's only $11.20.

I am very happy with this mystery box.  I will be using all of the colors in this box for summer.  Each time I do get a mystery box I am usually happy with it.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015


Hi Guys!!

Today I received a new voxbox from influenster.  This is the blossom voxbox.  Influenster sends out boxes for free for people to review.  You won't get chosen for all the boxes but once in a while they will pick you to review one.  I haven't reviewed one in a while so I was excited to know that I was one of the people chosen for this box.  

This is the box that everything came in.  This is a pretty big box.

As you guys can see the box was packed full!!

They sent 2 bags of Beanitos chips.  One of the flavors is the original black bean with sea salt.  The other bag is chipotle bbq black bean chips, this one was a little spicy.  On the information card it says that beanitos are made from super nutritious whole beans, without corn or wheat, and baked to crispy perfection.  I've had beanitos before and they taste pretty good.  The full size bags are $3.49.

They but 2 bags of Bear Naked Granola.  One is Coconut Almond Curry and the other one is Sea Salt Caramel Apple. I like granola but I didn't really like the coconut almond curry.  I just don't really like curry so it wasn't my cup of tea.  The sea salt caramel apple one on the other side was very good.  I did enjoy that flavor.  A full size bag of the granola is $10.49.

Nasoya Pasta Zero Noodles.  This pasta is a little weird.  They come in a bag filled with water already so I believe they are cooked.  On the information card it says that they are traditional Japanese Shirataki Noodles that have only 15 calories and 4 grams of carbs per serving.  I will be trying this one soon.  The price for a bag is $2.29.

Hair Food Root Cleansing Shampoo.  I have never heard of this brand either.  This shampoo has ingredients like strawberry and ginger.  I have not tried this one yet since I am still using my regular shampoo but once I'm done with that bottle I will be trying this one out.  I believe this is a full size bottle.  The cost for a full size bottle is $9.99.

NYC New York Color City Proof 24 HR Eye Shadow in Tribeca Taupe 610.  This goes on really smooth and the color is perfect.  This is a waterproof eye shadow.  I'm sure this is also full size.  The value of this is $2.99

Australian Gold Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30.  This is perfect for summer so I'm excited that I received this in the box.  I can't wait to try this out.  The full size is $7.99.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs.  The shade I received is Medium.  I think this is a little to dark for my skin so I don't know how much of this I will be using.  I might just buy the correct color for my skin though.  The full size is $13.99.
So this is everything that I received in the Blossom Voxbox.  I like almost all the products in the box. This was a good mixture of products also.