PopSugar Must Have Unboxing October 2015!

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Hi everyone!  How was your weekend?  October’s PopSugar Must Have Box arrived over the weekend, prompting a great start. 🙂  Take a peek at what was included in this month’s box!

Inspiration behind this months box.

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The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub Lavender Vanilla, $17

Perfect for fall and winter, this body scrub has sugar and salt to slough away dead skin cells while shea butter and almond oils hydrate the skin.  Oh, and it is Lavender scented. 🙂

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling, $25 

I’ll be honest and say I’m not really a fan of The Mindy Project but I did read the first chapter in this book and I found it entertaining.  This book is a collection of essays that “shed light on her less-than-perfect fit in Hollywood.”

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product, $11.96

Considered a special extra, this leave-in product detangles, adds shine and stops frizz.  “It’s a 10 Haircare is a proud partner of Right Action For Women, helping provide advanced cancer screening to women.”

Belgian Boys De Stoopwafel, $1.59

The second item I tried after taking pictures and this was heavenly! It’s a caramel-filled waffle that’s a nice treat without being overly sweet.

Donation to Breast Cancer Awareness

“In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, PopSugar Must Have has made a donation to Right Action For Women.”

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Easy, Tiger Brown Paper Liquor Bag Set, $8 

Definitely not something I would have ever thought to purchase, these imaged paper bags can be used to carry your favorite bottle of wine to any special occasion.

Savvy Sleepers Luxury Satin Pillowcase, $36 

This 100% satin pillowcase “prevents sleep wrinkles, reduces hair breakage, and protects salon blowouts for the ultimate sleep experience.”  I do notice that sometimes I wake up with these creases on the side of my face with my regular pillowcases and since switching to this, they seem less pronounced.  More time will tell.

Richer Poorer Hope Slipper Socks, $15 

These pink slipper socks were designed by PopSugar to support Breast Cancer Awareness month. “Richer Poorer proudly supports the fight against breast cancer and the important work of Right Action for Women.” These will come in handy once things start cooling down over here but for now, these will be put away as the sight of them causes me to cringe with this hot weather.

Danielle Steven Monogram Gift Card, $40 

Another special extra, this $40 gift card can be used to receive your own monogrammed statement piece.

Also included were coupon codes: 20% off Savvy Sleepers and 30% off products purchased online from The Honest Company.

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If you’re interested in trying out PopSugar Must Have, click here and if you need an incentive, check out this sneak peek of what’s included in every November PopSugar Must Have Box.

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Have a great Tuesday,


October Birchbox Unboxing 2015!

Disclosure: This post contains a referral link.

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Welcome back readers!  October’s Birchbox arrived over the weekend and the theme is Positive Force in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Birchbox has teamed up with The Estee Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to fund one year of breast cancer lab research hours.  Take a look at the samples I received for this month.

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Avene Cleanance Soap-Free Gel Cleanser 

A blue tinged cleanser that vaguely smells like Dove Soap (without the soap of course) and is infused with French thermal spring water.  Definitely geared towards oily skin as this thoroughly removes oil and deep cleans.

Davines LOVE Smoothing Shampoo and bonus sample LOVE Smoothing Conditioner 

I’m a fan of Davines’ products and these two are no exceptions.  Formulated with oilve oil and rice protein, the shampoo cleans without stripping hair and the thick conditioner helps calm frizz.  *Note: Personally, I have to alternate shampoos because there is an ingredient in here that over time makes my scalp and body itch but every time I use it, I love the results.

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derma e Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask 

Activated charcoal is scoring brownie points in the skincare and health realms so I was anxious to try this.  It has apricot seed powder to exfoliate along with kaolin and bentonite clays to absorb oil and help decongest the skin.  This crazy SoCal weather is causing me to breakout a bit so I’m testing to see if this will help clear it up.

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara 

One of the sample choices this month, this is a water-resistant mascara that is long-lasting, curls and adds volume.  I have yet to test this out but it sounds promising.

Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling Eau de Toilette 

The sample perfume has notes of juniper, cardamom, soft leather, black cherry and amber.  I cannot stomach the scent of juniper, so this sample will be given away.

Fragrance sample aside, I thought this box was good.  Not my favorite but still worth it.

If you like what you saw and are thinking of subscribing to Birchbox, click here to use my referral link and earn extra points to use at the Birchbox shop.


Shop Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness


October, sometimes referred to as ‘Pinktober’, is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  With a 1 in 8 probability of women developing breast cancer in their lifetime, early detection is key.  This can be achieved through:

  • Monthly breast self-exams
  • Routine clinical exams and mammograms
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Staying physically active
  • Eating fruits and vegetables
  • Not smoking
  • Limiting alcohol consumption

For more information, consult with your physician and you can visit nationalbreastcancer.org for additional information.

Shop For A Cause 

You can help support and fund different organizations by shopping for limited edition ‘pink’ products.  These are just a few I found.  Click on the link(s) I provided at the bottom of each product to learn more.

Aveda ‘hand relief’ Breast Cancer Research Foundation Moisturizer $26

Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder (pink cap edition) $26

EOS Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Collection- Lip Balm and Hand Lotion Set $7.99

Essie 2014 BCA Collection $8.50 each

Estee Lauder, Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Pink Collection $29.50 

Murad Hydrate For Hope $49.50

Nest Passion Candle $28

Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Five-Piece Purse Brush Set $15.99

Tocca Sapone de Viaggio in Cleopatra (Daisy Soap Set) $24

Other Ways to Help

You can donate, fundraise, volunteer or become a sponsor with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen or Look Good Feel Better.

Remember, sometimes no symptoms will manifest which makes routine check-ups imperative. “When breast cancer is detected early, in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. (National Cancer Institute) 

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