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My fabfitfun Fall 2018 box has shipped, but my curiosity has gotten the best of me. On the fabfitfun homepage I was given the option to “Reveal my Box,” so I did, immediately. After giving into temptation I am beyond excited to get my hands on my Fall 2018 fabfitfun box! Here’s what I’m getting . . . 


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fff Fall 2018 Reveal

  1. A Crown Brush Set
  2. An adorable Teapot
  3. Wireless Earbuds
  4. A Cream Cleanser
  5. A Lipstick Duo
  6. A brand new BeautyBlender
  7. Two GlamGlow Sheet Masks
  8. Tea Towels
  9. Shower Gel

I’ll be sharing my first impressions and reviews of each these products once my fabfitfun Fall 2018 box arrives on my doorstep, until then check out the fabfitfun subscription details and get your Fall 2018 box before they sell out!


WHAT’S IN fabfitfun BOXES?

In fabfitfun boxes you’ll find a collection of hand-picked wellness, beauty, fashion, and fitness products. Boxes are seasonal and items included reflect the current season. Each box is limited edition and they do sell out. If you see a box with products you must have, get it before it’s gone!

fabfitfun boxes do offer some flexibility, Seasonal Members usually have a couple of products that they can choose between before their box is shipped.

Purchasing an Annual Membership bumps you up to Select Member status. As a Select Member, you have the opportunity to select the colors of certain items that will be packed in your box. Select Members also get early access to seasonal Add-Ons and their boxes are shipped in the first shipping group. Immediately after you sign up for an Annual Membership, you get $20 in instant savings.

COST:

  • $49.99 per box with Seasonal Membership
  • $179.99 per year with Annual Membership

SHIPPING: 

If you sign up today, your first box will be the Fall box. Your box may not be exactly the same as mine, but it will be similar. As stated on fabfitfun’s site:

If you are receiving the current season’s box and signed up before Bill Date 1 of the current season, your box will ship with the Bill Date 1 group. Otherwise, your box will ship within one month of successful billing.

For existing members, boxes ship in 3 waves as described on fabfitfun‘s FAQ page:

  • Shipping Group 1: All Select, Canadian, AK, HI, APO, PR members, Seasonal members with add-ons.
  • Shipping Group 2: Everyone else will ship in the second wave after being billed.
  • *Shipping groups may overlap to achieve the highest possible shipping efficiencies.
  • **If your payment is declined, your order may face fulfillment delays of up to 30 days.

CANCELLATION:

Cancellation must be completed before your next bill date to avoid being charged again. You can complete cancellation on your “My Subscription & Orders” page, just login to your fabfitfun account to access this page.


Subscribe to fabfitfun here. Use code NEW10 to get $10 off your first box!

 

What’s your favorite subscription box? Please let me know in the comments section below!

Happy (almost) Fall!


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To celebrate summer, I’m hosting my 1st Annual Summer of Glowing Giveaways Series! Each month this summer, June, July, and August, I’m hosting a huge giveaway. The July MEGA Makeup giveaway has come to a close (Congrats Holly!), but the Amazing August Giveaway starts today.

The Amazing August Giveaway will run for 2 weeks. Some entries can only be completed once, but others can be done everyday from now until the end of the giveaway.

Whether you’ve been a fan for awhile or are new to my site, there are plenty of opportunities for you to enter. Since this month’s prize is worth approximately $280.00 and includes 21 beauty products, I’d recommend taking advantage of as many opportunities to enter as you can!

Amazing August Giveaway

So, what exactly is the prize? Take a look!

Products included in the Amazing August Giveaway Prize Pack:

ipsy Glam Bag Cosmetics Bag
Sephora Laptop/Tablet Case
e.l.f. Cosmetics Day to Night Lipstick Duo
e.l.f. Cosmetics Ultra Precise Brow Pencil
e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Highlighter
butter LONDON Nail Lacquer – Fashion Size
butter LONDON Nail Lacquer – Full Size
NYX SFX Creme Colour x3 (Blue, Black, and White)
OFRA Cosmetics Blush Pan Refill
Kat Von D Lock-It Blotting Powder
Pony Effect Mini Pebble Blender (2pcs)
City Color Glow Duo
Pony Effect Contour Lip Color
Pony Effect Stay Fit Matte Lip Color
Pony Effect Mirage Highlighter
Pony Effect #102 Large Blending Brush
NailHur Nail Makeup in Ghost Stiletto
MAKEUP BY evon #HDREADY Contour Palette
Danessa Myricks ColorFix

One winner with receive all of the products listed above in their prize pack. This prize of 21 beauty products is worth approximately $280.00.

YOU CAN ENTER THE AMAZING AUGUST GIVEAWAY BY CLICKING:

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Good Luck!

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Red lips are the epitome of glamour. The shade of red made vary but the impact remains. Vintage makeup is something that can’t be worn, but exact replicas of the most gorgeous vintage colors can. Bésame Cosmetics is bringing old Hollywood starlet style to your modern boudoir with their Mini Lipstick Set 2018.


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THE VINTAGE REDS

  • Noir Red (1930)
  • Cherry Red (1935)
  • Red Velvet (1946)
  • Dusty Rose (1969)
  • Chocolate Kiss (1970)

The 5 reds in this set are vintage reproductions of exact shades made throughout the 20th century. The founder of Bésame Cosmetics, Gabriela, is a cosmetic historian, designer, author and artist. She searches vintage makeup and chooses to replicate colors that represent the years that they were originally created in.

Noir Red (1930). Deep plum, boysenberry red. This dramatic color is reminiscent of Gatsby and the grand parties synonymous with that name.

Cherry Red (1935). Deep, rich cherry red. This was an incredibly popular color that year. It’s representative of old Hollywood glamour and drama.

Red Velvet (1946). Deep red for everyday wear. This truly classic red has a neutral undertone, making it a flattering red lipstick for all skin tones.

Dusty Rose (1969). Natural rose. Now we see things start to veer away from the classic reds we picture when thinking of vintage glam. This more natural color let’s your eye makeup steal the show.

Chocolate Kiss (1970). Neutral milk chocolate brown. Nudes were all the rage in the early 70s. This softer shade was ideal for the barely-there makeup looks of its time.

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PACKAGING

The packaging is inspired by the tubes lipsticks were enclosed in in the 1940s. The mini and the full size lipsticks are encased in red and gold bullet tubes. The minis have a notch that you use to push up more lipstick when necessary and I believe that the full size lipsticks are twist up. I love the authentic look and classic boudoir feel of the lipsticks overall.


FORMULA

This lipstick is enriched with squalene, vitamin C and aloe which smooths your lips. The formula ensures that the lipsticks are incredibly comfortable to wear. They have a semi-matte finish and the very highly pigmented colors last several hours. When the color does begin to fade, it fades gracefully. Instead of looking streaky, the color tends to look lighter and lighter until you decide it’s time to re-apply.

As claimed, these lipsticks are truly one-swipe lip colors. They’re also feather-proof. Each shade applies beautifully and stays in place.


SWATCHES

Besame Cosmetics Swatches


APPLICATION TIPS

The lipstick itself, that is hand poured, has a classic lipstick shape. The pointed edge can be used to line your lips and the flat edges can be used to fill in the color. I’ve tried this and it works really well, giving you full coverage color.


COST & WHERE TO PURCHASE

The Mini Lipstick Set 2018 costs $25.00. Full size lipsticks cost $22.00 each. Bésame Cosmetics can be purchased on BesameCosmetics.com, DermStore.com, and ModCloth.com. I’ve unfortunately only seen them available for purchase online.

If you can’t decide on one color, this set is the perfect purchase. It allows you to test 5 different colors and get a feel for the formula of Bésame lipsticks.


RECOMMEND?

Yes! These lipsticks wear as beautifully as they look. The vintage shades available are classic and glamorous. Following the application tips, I find these lipsticks easy to apply. Deep reds can be tricky, but this collection doesn’t smudge or budge once in place.

Additional Pros:

  • I don’t need to prep my lips to apply them or to use heavy-duty makeup remover to scrub them off.
  • Instead of drying out my lips, like almost every other lipstick that claims to be long-lasting, these are hydrating.
  • The highly pigmented color and creaminess last.
  • The tiny tubes of lipstick can easily be thrown in even the teeniest clutch, making them the ideal travel companions.
  • The holidays may be a ways off, but this set would make a lovely gift.

Minor Cons:

  • They may require the occasional touch-up, but the softness that they give my lips make the quick swipe after a few hours of wear 100% worth it to me.
  • The mini lipsticks are pretty small, but they are large enough to wear several times. Being able to test them out multiple times allows you to get a true feel for how these lipsticks feel and what color suits you the best.



What are your favorite lipsticks? Please let me know in the comments below this post!


XOXOXO


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Arbonne’s Mission

Arbonne transforms lives through pure, botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested products; a pure, healthy lifestyle; and the pure joy of helping others.

Arbonne’s 3 Key Initiatives

  1. Sustainable Procurement
  2. Carbon Neutral Company
  3. Zero Waste Company

Arbonne ingredients aren’t tested on animals and they are pure, safe, and beneficial. They’re also vegan and certified Gluten-Free.

Arbonne All About

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Arbonne was established in 1980, but I hadn’t heard of it until recently. The brand sounded interesting to me, I’m always willing to explore and thoroughly test out a brand that is Cruelty Free. Bonus, this one is Gluten-Free and Vegan as well. I discovered the brand when I received a very generous PR Package from Arbonne Independent Consultant Courtney Harrington. My package included almost every single product I’d need to create a full face of makeup, makeup brushes complete with a carrying case and plenty of skincare samples.

  • Makeup Primer
  • Perfecting Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen
  • Smoothed Over Lipstick in Peony #7931
  • Shape It Up Tinted Brow Cream in Medium/Dark
  • Prime & Proper Eye Makeup Primer
  • It’s a Fine Line Pencil Eye Liner in Carbon
  • It’s All in the Eyes Refillable Eye Shadow Palette
  • It’s All in the Eyes Eye Shadow in Onyx, Dawn, Henna, and Slate
  • It’s a Long Story Mascara
  • Blush in Blossom
  • Glow On Bronzer
  • Setting Pretty Translucent Loose Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen
  • Cosmetics Brush Set
    • Powder Brush, Cheek Brush, Liquid Foundation Brush, All Over Eye Brush, Shading Brush, and Slant Brush
  • RE9 Advanced Sample Set
    • Smoothing Facial Cleanser, Regenerating Toner, Intensive Renewal Serum, Corrective Eye Cream, Restorative Cream, Extra Moisture Restorative Cream, Night Repair Cream

Arbonne Eye Makeup Collection


SKINCARE

RE9 Advanced, Arbonne’s healthy aging line, consists of 4 different categories: Early Maintenance, Healthy Aging, Advanced Healthy Aging, and Healthy Aging for Men.

  • Early Maintenance – Preserves and protects your youthful glow.
  • Healthy Aging – Helps skin look rejuvenated and youthful.
  • Advanced Healthy Aging – Helps skin look tighter, firmer, and more defined.

Calm is for those with sensitive skin, the extra gentle formulas in this line are made with soothing botanicals like Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Cucumber Fruit, Licorice Root Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Mallow Flower Extract, Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract, and Sea Mayweed.

Clear Future was made with the help of Salicylic Acid to clear up acne blemishes and prevent more from forming in the future. This line of products also works to mattify skin by absorbing excess sebum (that makes it a great option if you have combination/oily skin) and maintain your skin’s moisture.


NUTRITION

Arbonne Essentials is a collection of self care products made up of shakes, powders, supplements, and more.

Arbonne PhytoSport products are formulated with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. The plant-powered ingredients in these drink mixes can help your body while prepping for a workout, keep your body going during a workout, and help your body recover after completing a tough workout.

Arbonne Evolution consists of dietary supplements that may help with weight loss and weight management efforts.


BATH & BODY

Rescue & Renew products help you bring the spa experience home. These scrubs, soaks, masks, and moisturizers detoxify your skin leaving you, and your skin, reinvigorated. This line of products also includes Pure Essential Oil singles, Lemon Peppermint, Lavender, and Tea Tree, as well as a Focus Blend that combines basil, rosemary, and frankincense and a Harmony Blend that combines orange, lavender, rosemary, and ginger.

Shea Butter is harvested with fair trade principles to form a line of skin and body essentials like hand and body wash and lotions. Vitamin E, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Coconut Oil work together in this line of products to soften your skin.

ABC Arbonne Baby Care is gentle enough for the youngest members of your family. This line of products uses mild and soothing ingredients from nature. These products are allergy- and dermatologist-tested.


HAIR

Arbonne Pure Vibrance is ideal for chemically and color-treated hair. This line of products that can be used in and out of the shower will help maintain your hair’s color and its healthy shine.

FC5 products are made from 5 fruits and vegetables that help maintain hydrated, healthy-looking hair. They’re also sulfate-free making then safe to use on color-treated hair.


MAKEUP

As you can see from the list of products that I received, Arbonne has everything you need to create a flawless full face of makeup, from priming and prepping your skin to setting everything in place.

I’m looking forward to thoroughly testing all of these products and creating a full face of makeup with them that I’ll be sharing soon right here on my blog and on my YouTube channel.


Arbonne Collection of Face Makeup

Have you ever used Arbonne products? If so, which ones are your favorite? Please share in the comments below!

Thank you Courtney for this incredible package of products and for introducing me to Arbonne!


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To celebrate summer, I’m hosting my 1st Annual Summer of Glowing Giveaways Series! Each month this summer, June, July, and August, I’m hosting a huge giveaway. The June Skin Care and Makeup giveaway has come to a close, but the July MEGA Makeup giveaway starts today.

July MEGA Makeup Giveaway Prizes to Win

The July MEGA Makeup Giveaway will run for 2 weeks. Some entries can only be completed once, but others can be done everyday from now until the end of the giveaway.

Whether you’ve been a fan for awhile or are new to my site, there are plenty of opportunities for you to enter.


So, what exactly is the prize? Take a look!

July MEGA Makeup Giveaway Cover Shot

Products included in the July MEGA Makeup Giveaway Prize Pack:

memebox I’M PUFF
Pony Effect #102 Large Blending Brush
e.l.f. Cosmetics Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo
e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Lacquer
Ikee Design Purple Diamond Pattern Jewelry & Cosmetic Storage Display Boxes Two Pieces Set
PONY EFFECT Cover Up Pro Concealer
memebox I’M BRUSH
memebox I’M HIGHLIGHTER
PONY EFFECT Favorite Fluid Lip Tint
PONY EFFECT Stay Fit Matte Lip Color
memebox I’m Shading Palette Cream
memebox I’m Lip Crayon
PONY EFFECT Customizing Lip Palette
PONY EFFECT Conceptual Eye Quad

July MEGA Makeup Giveaway BABB

This prize is worth approximately $190.00.

YOU CAN ENTER THE JULY MEGA MAKEUP GIVEAWAY BY CLICKING:

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Good Luck!


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