Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Unboxing....Ipsy Glam Bag April 2016 #aprilglambag #ipsy

The theme for the Ipsy April Glam Bag is Dreamers. "dream on! This month, create looks that celebrate every side of your unique beauty - from natural to understated to  high fashion and ultra-glam."

These are the products that I received in my April Glam Bag:

Pretty Woman Nail Polish in Pouty
tarte cosmetics LipSurgence lip creme in Wonder
Crown Brush Duo Fiber Blush Brush

Trust Fund Beauty That Glo Tho Face Highlighter 
Moroccanoil Moroccanoil Treatment

I love this bag because it has two of my favorite things: lip color & nail color! I love that both are gorgeous spring colors that I can't wait to wear. The face highlighter is completely new to me so I'll have to experiment with it & I can always use another makeup brush. I'm a bit leery about the moroccanoil treatment because my hair tends to be oily anyway & I don't want to make it worse, but I'll give it a try. And you can see in the photos that the makeup bag is blue on one side & yellow on the other so I think it's really cute.

Ipsy is a monthly subscription box which comes with full-size or deluxe-sized products plus a makeup bag. The cost is $10 each month with free shipping to the US & Canada. It is delivered via USPS. I think it's well worth the money that I spend & a great way to try new products & add to your makeup collection. Ipsy sends out multiple variations of each Glam Bag so my review is the products that I received. Yours could be different & I love seeing what everyone else gets in their bag.

So. That's my Glam Bag. What did you get in yours?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Unboxing....Target Beauty Box #TargetStyle #HelloSunshine #TargetBeauty

This is the Beauty Box that Target offered on the 4th of April. I like that they have started offering a new box at the beginning of each month.

Target ships their Beauty Box in a black box with their logo on the lid. The products came wrapped in yellow tissue paper & the theme of the box is "hello, Sunshine". An information card is included that tells all about the products plus a coupon for $3 off of any beauty purchase of $15 or more at Target or Target.com. These are the products that came in this box:

Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation sample in Classic Ivory (single-use sample)
Laneige Water Bank Soothing Mask (1 mask $4.80)
Pantene AIRspray Hair Spray (1 oz. sample size $1)
COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick in Temptress Rose (full-size $6)
Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport SPF 30 Lotion (2 oz. sample size $2)
Marlowe No. 022 Body Butter (1 oz. sample size $1.25)
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes (7 wipes sample size $1.25)
CeraVe Healing Ointment  (2.5g sample size $1)
(prices from Target.com)

These products have a value of about $17 and I only paid $7 for this Beauty Box with free shipping so it is a good deal because I will use everything in this box plus there are coupons for $2 off of a Maybelline face product & $1 off of Pantene products. 

Target Beauty Boxes are not a subscription box that you can sign up for so you have to be ready when they are offered because they are first come, first serve & they sell out pretty quickly. 

I try to get these boxes each time they are offered because they usually contain products that I already use or have wanted to try so I'll be watching & waiting for the next Target Beauty Box & I'll give you a heads up!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Crowdtap Sampling: XTRA Cheddar Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain #GoldfishCrowd #sponsored

We always keep a supply of snack foods at our house & Goldfish crackers have always been one of our favorites. I was recently chosen by Crowdtap to sample the new Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain crackers.

My Crowdkit arrived & I was happy to see that I received the XTRA Cheddar flavor. We love cheese & cheese-flavored snacks so I had to hide this for a few days so that I could get a few for myself before my family ate them all!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 51 pieces
Calories per serving: 140
Calories from fat: 45
Total Fat: 5g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0g, Polyunsaturated 1g, Monounsaturated 2.5g)
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium 280mg
Total Carbohydrate: 20g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugar 0g)
Protein: 3g

These crackers taste really good! They are perfect all by themselves or as part of a snack plate. The last time that we sat down to play cards, we had this plate of Goldfish crackers, strawberries & bananas. It all disappeared pretty fast!

We also had a bit of fun with the Goldfish crackers when we used them, along with some dry cereal, in place of the regular pieces when we played Checkers. It's a lot more fun when you get to eat the pieces that you capture!

Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain comes in several other flavors besides the XTRA Cheddar. I've got them on my shopping list & I'm going to see which ones my grocery store carries when I shop this weekend.

You can see all of the Goldfish products on the Pepperidge Farm website.  We want to try them all!

#GoldfishCrowd #Crowdtap #ILoveCrowdtap #sponsored

I am a member of the Crowdtap Goldfish® rewards program and I was provided a sample of this product for the purpose of testing and review.