Walmart Trendsetter Beauty BoxWinter 2016-17

Walmart Beauty Box Winter 2016-17

This is a seasonal box that only costs $5. You are charged $5 every season before it is shipped out. You can choose classic or trendsetter box.

I was a bit disappointed when I got mine. I looked at other peoples boxes on Instagram and everyone else got two additional items, either a maskara or Berts Bees Lotion and another . This box just sucked. Why is almost everything lotion??



Allure Beauty Box November 2016 Unboxing!

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Allure sent me a beauty box complementary. It was a nice surprise!

This box is a monthly subscription service that normally costs $15 per month. Right now they have a deal going for Christmastime that makes it $10 for your first 4 months. You can cancel anytime. If you find that after the first 4 months you don’t wanna pay $15 every month its no big deal to cancel. Link to get the box here:

This box contains 2 full size products that already exceed the cost of the box.


What was in it?

Spingelle Freesia Pear Sponge Retail Value: $15 

This is a sponge infused with body wash! I have used a cheaper version of these and I loved it. It lasts way longer than you would think. This one smells amazing! The box came with a 20% off  coupon code for the Spongelle Store.  If you are interested you can use it. Code: ALLURE


Tatcha Soothing Silk Body Butter 1oz Retail Value:Around $20 Full size is $48

This body butter is made with real Indigo which gives it it’s purple color. It smells comforting. Perfect for after a nighttime shower or bath. A little of this stuff goes a long way and it is absorbed quickly into the skin.The packaging is beautiful. I would love to paint my nails that dark purple color this winter.


Briogio Don’t Despair Hair Mask Sample Size Retail Value $5 

I used this right when I got the box because I’m always looking for a great hair mask. I was not disappointed. My hair was much easier to comb through and style after using this mask.

Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow in Kristi Retail Value: $8.50

This eyeshadow is so versatile! You can use it as a highlight, eye shadow or liner! It has a magnet on the back to put in a zpallete. I may need to invest in one!


Mally Volumizing Mascara Full Size Retail Value: $20 

I have never tried any Mally products but I’m exited to try this one. I love how simple and clean the packaging is.


Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oak Milk Travel Size Retail Value $10 

I have gotten this before in several beauty boxes and I love it. It’s by fair my favorite dry shampoo. It has no sulfates and no parabens!

Total Retail Value: Around $78

I can’t find anything bad to say about this box. It has a great value and is a great mix of products.


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Beautycon Box Winter 2016-17 Unboxing!

What is the Beautycon box you may ask? 

It is a seasonal beauty box! You can choose to get it seasonally for $29.99 or get a full year for $99. Sometimes they run promotions where they give you a free box with your year subscription or they take a percentage off the year or a single box. Each time a box ships you get charged a shipping fee of $6.99. I purchased a year subscription while they were running a 50% off promotion. I have gotten 3 boxes so far and I have felt like I got much more than my moneys worth and they are fun treat to get seasonally! This seasons box was curated by youtuber and makeup guru Dulce Candy.


Here are my first impressions of the items in the box! 

Body Karate Cream with Caffeine and Argan Oil 8oz  Retails for $39.99

I have been wanting to try a cream like this but just wouldn’t spend that much on a cream. This is a HUGE tube of cream! It claims to hydrate/Tone/Smooth and improve skin texture. I think in the wintertime we all need to use extra moisturizers.


Rimmel London The only One Lipstick in Listen up Retails for $6.99 

This is a basic Rimmel Lipstick. I go for lipsticks with staying power like Nyx Soft Matte. I’m not a fan of regular lipsticks or this color. It is a bright pinkish red. I will be gifting this to my grandmother since this is the color she tends to wear.



ColourPop Lippie Stix in Beautycon Retails for $5 

This is an exclusive color! Its a colab between Colourpop and BeautyCon. Its a nudish pink color that I think will flatter most skin types.


Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium Deep Matte Bronzer Deluxe Sample Size  Retails $5-$10

 Full Size on Amazon
This smells like chocolate! It is a generous size. The packaging pictured makes it look like its not much but it is a big pot of bronzer. Its pretty light. It would be great for contouring as well as bronzing.


Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water 3.4 oz full size Retails for $6

I have used this before and I love it. It takes off your makeup without leaving a residue. Its perfect for taking off eye makeup.


Luxie 522 Tapered Highlighter Brush Retails for $24.99

Luxie brushes are amazing! This one works so well and it’s pretty in pink and rose gold.  It’s awesome that they gave us a highlighter and a highlighter brush, just in case you are new to highlight.


Botanic Fiber Facial Mask in Beauty Scoop BioBelle Retails for $5

I have loved these paper face masks ever since I discovered how awesome Korean beauty is. These masks are so relaxing. This one has collagen in it to help reduce wrinkles and moisturize your skin. This mask is made of biodegradable materials, but is the packaging? LOL no


Kate Somerville Exfoliokate .5 oz Retails for $24.00 

I’m not really sure what all they hype is surrounding Kate Somerville or why a .5 oz of face scrub is $24 but I’ll give it a try.


Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati Retails for $26.99

This is a gorgeous highlight in a golden color. You could also use it for a light eyeshadow or for your inner corners.


Voluminous Feline L’Oreal Mascara full size Retails for $7 

Everyone can always use mascara. I have liked every Loreal mascara I have gotten. I tend to get free ones from Bzzagent and Influenster quite a bit.


L’Oreal Voluminous Primer/Base Mascara $7

I have used this before. It really makes a difference in your lashes!


$50 off a $100 Purchase at Ali and Jay (Not included in total value)

Total Value of the box: $158

I think that this box would be worth shelling out the $29.99 plus $6.99 Shipping! There are items that you just cannot find coupons or discounts on like the Body Karate Cream or The Artist Couture Highlighter that make this box a great value. I know I personally will use every item in this box! I think every season they provide you with a great mix of items. This box is great for women wanting to keep their makeup on trend when they don’t have time to shop.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Yall! 

Christmas Snickerdoodles Recipe

Christmas Snickerdoodles


What You’ll Need: 

Christmas Spirit

1/2 cup sweet cream butter

1/2 cup Coconut Oil

2 Large Eggs

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 1/2 Cups Sugar

2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar

1/8 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

2 3/4 Cups All- Purpose Flour

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

Green and/or Red colored sugar

2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Rolling Pin

Parchment Paper


-Preheat Oven to 400

-Combine wet ingredients in stand mixer (Butter at room temp, eggs, vanilla and coconut oil) Beat on medium for 60 seconds or until well combined.

-In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt)

-Turn mixer on medium and add 1/2 cup of the dry ingredients at a time until well combined.

-Roll dough out over floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes!

-Combine red and/or green colored sugar with cinnamon on flat plate

-Dip one side of cookie into cinnamon sugar mixture

-Place each cookie on parchment paper on a baking sheet

-Bake at 400 for 6-8 min


Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!