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It’s a mystery!!

I am so thankful for all of the positive feedback I have been getting the past several days over my new position as an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay. This company is so awesome!

We really are focused on enriching women's lives which I feel is so important. Not only does the company focus on uplifting women, but we also have……

The Mary Kay Foundation
dedicated to ending women's cancers and domestic abuse

Throughout her life, Mary Kay Ash showed others how to live and how to give.
She gave hope to women who lacked opportunity, self-esteem and financial support.

Now her legacy of love lives on through The Mary Kay Foundation,
which she began in 1996. Make a tribute in honor of Mary Kay Ash today.

Our mission is to eliminate cancers affecting women and to end the epidemic of violence against women. Our accomplishments are highlighted in our 2012 Year in Review.

Help now … you can make a difference in the lives of women across the nation.

I have to admit that I was so inspired to join this company even more once I found out about the foundation. The mission above are two issues that are very important to me. I have several cancer survivors in my family, and working in the public schools I often see abuse of mothers which leads often to abuse/neglect of children. I have vowed to donate a portion of all my orders to the foundation in support.

So this week I am having a virtual mystery hostess party. I have participated in these types of parties before in the past, and I promise you they are always fun! It is hilarious how competitive some people can be.

The protocol is simple. For every 20$ spent your name will go into a drawing to be the mystery hostess. You can leave a comment below to let me know that your order has been placed. Want some extra entries? Get your friends/family on board. For every 20$ they purchase, their name will go into the drawing, but leave a comment below telling me you referred them and your name gets additional entry. Want more? For every 35$ you spend you get two entries. Oh and to sweeten the pot even more…..10% of proceeds will be donated to the organization/charity of choice.

The winning hostess will get a Mary Kay Satin Lips set which includes a lip mask for exfoliating and lip balm for moisturizing. This set is perfect for this time of year when our lips take so much abuse from cold temps, wind, and the drying effects of heaters. It is especially perfect for those of us that partipate in outdoor activities such as running! Drawing will be held Friday.

Follow the link below to my personal Mary Kay website

http://www.marykay.com/hgarner3

The catalog is available through the website. While you can order directly from my site, I am going to take all orders through email & PayPal. I am going this route so you will not have to pay shipping & handling, only tax. Oh and you will pay my tax rate which is 7%. You will email me your order, I will send you an invoice via paypal, and you will go through paypal to submit payment. If you do not have a paypal account you can send me an email, I will provide you with a phone number, and you can give me your information via phone.

Of course if you have any questions about certain products feel free to email, leave a message, or ask for phone info so we can talk about any products you are interested in. I fell in love with this skin care line (trust me I have tried them all), and I absolutely love the makeup. This is coming from a long standing MAC & makeup forever girl! The shadows are very compatible with the big brands…..not to mention a lot cheaper!

Thanks so much for your participation, and have a blast shopping! Happy entering 🙂

 

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Drum roll……

So I was thinking that I wouldn’t announce my newest news until next week; however, things have progressed more quickly than I expected.  So I decided to give you guys the news today.  After all it is Friday so great things are destined for today anyway 🙂

I now have a new and additional job as……………

A Mary Kay beauty consultant!

I am really excited about this new chapter of my life.  I have toyed around with the idea of become some type of independent sales consultant for a very long time now.  Just for the perks of a little extra money, but also just for the fun and products I could obtain as well.  I really do like the Mary Kay line, as you know I love makeup and all things girly, so after debating for about a week I decided why not go for it!

I can’t wait to see where this takes me in life.  It is such a great company that really focuses on building each other up, and supporting each other in all areas of life.  Not to mention it is a very Christian based company which is important to me as well.  So if any of you are interested in any of the products, or just would like a little  more information you can either comment below with your email address, or you can email me at helennaturally@gmail.com.  I will have a website and email specifically for my Mary Kay business that I can pass along to anyone interested! 

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My Very First Stitch Fix Fail….

Do you guys remember a few weeks ago when I shared with you my love for Stitch Fix? I am sure you do!

I have been using the service for about five months now, and I am totally in love with it.

Sadly this months fix was the first fail for me 😦

It wasn't because I didn't like the items in the box. Oh no! I was in love with the colors and patterns when I opened it. I just wasn't in love with the cut and fit of them…..,,,

Item número uno…..a very pretty skirt. I really loved the color of this skirt. What I didn't like – that it was a high waist skirt. I do not like anything with a high waist. Mainly because of my ridiculous “baby bump” that I still carry around, but also I must confess that I have a piercing which makes items with a high waist uncomfortable when sitting.

Up next was a very cute ikat print dress. It was a wrap dress, I hate wrap dresses :(. I really loved the colors/pattern, but I usually never buy anything that requires it to be tied around me. I will rock a belt with the best of them, but something that ties in a bow…..no thanks!

Then there was the maxi dress. Same story….awesome chevron print, beautiful colors, horrible cut. The dress was way to big for me, looked like a maternity dress (no offense to my expecting mothers), and was just really unflattering…..see for yourself!

Yep had to wear shirt under it……entire side of bra was showing!

I even tried belting it, and that didn't work either.

Now this little gem was my absolute favorite thing in the box! Until I put it on that is. While it,looks really cute the cut around the arms was just horrible, and if I raised my arms the shirt didn't fail back into place when they were lowered. I had to tug it back down and ain't nobody got time for that!!

The necklace was the only thing in the box that fit right, and in order to not lose my 20$ styling fee I kept it. Normally this little cutie would have went back due to price…..uh…..42$$. Now I do not mind spending money on jewelry, but I would have never purchased this on my own for that price. Since it was the only item in the box that worked it is what I kept.

So out of five boxes this is the first that didn't have any items to fit/keep. I say that is not too bad, but here is looking forward to a better box next time!!

p.s. if you would like to try the service for yourself I would appreciate it if you would use my referral code listed below, thanks so much!!

http://stitchfix.com/sign_up?referrer_id=3049712

 

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Life changing?……

Such a loaded question wouldn't you agree? What makes something life changing to you?

For myself many things can be life changing. Even the smallest, simplest of things can be considered life changing. So today I am going to share something with you that I consider life changing!!

The lovely little product above is something I stumbled across because of a friend selling it. I was very skeptical of the claims. Until I tried it!

Nerium is basically an age defying serum that was stumbled upon through research for cancer treatments. It contains the Nerium plant which is wonderful for so many things. I could go on and on about. The science and research behind it, but I will not go into that the blog. I do however hope that you guys will go the the website listed below and read up on the product for yourselves!

So back to my story – my friend is selling the product and wanted me to try it. I will admit I was very skeptical. Do you know how much money I have wasted on face products????

Well I finally gave on and tried it. Guess what? I really like and can see a change! I will share some pics with you only if your promise not to LSU and ridicule my horrible, no make up, end of school year face!

 

 

You see Nerium is used for fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, age spots, discolorations, acne, etc. So I tried it for a week and a half. Took the after pics and was shocked to see the difference a week and a half made!!

I absolutely love this product! So much so that I am now wanting to start selling it as well. The product cost 110$ for a bottle, or you can sign up as a preferred customer and it will be shipped to you automatically every month for 80$ plus tax/s&h.

Now I now this sounds like a lot of money, and believe me I know it is. However, it replaces all serums, creams, eye creams, etc used. So if I add up how much I send on severs products for a nighttime routine then it is the same.

You simply was your face at night, and then you apply the Nerium. While skin is still damp, let it dry, go to sleep. That easy! When you wake up in the morn you wash the areas that the Nerium was applied, apply your daily moisturizer, with SPF please, and go about your day.

Your skin will feel slightly tight after it dries, and it has a funkyish smell, but I promise you get use to it!

So if you are interested in the product please visit my site listed below. A 30 day money back guarantee is offered as well. You can basically use the bottle and send it back empty for a refund if you are not satisfied with resu,to, who can beat that?

http://www.hgarner.neriumproducts.com

Please let me know via email [helennaturally@gmail.com] if you are interested in trying the product so I can get you set up with your order.

Beautiful skin lasts a lifetime and is a wise investment!!

 

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Confessions……

I suck as a blogger lately!  No really I do!  I have to confess to that.

Between work, kids, hubby I am sure that I am sucking at many things lately.  Now you may ask exactly why do I feel this way?

Because I haven’t pulled my camera out of it’s bag in weeks.  I haven’t photographed any pictures with it.  All photos from the past two months or so have basically been iphone photos!

Now while my phone does take nice pictures, it doesn’t hold a candle to the rebel.  Oh and I haven’t cared one iota what they look like.  A nice background?  A nice prop?  Nah not needed.  Just snap a pic and use it!

Then there is the sporadic posting.  Like this week, which in my defense has been CA-RA-ZY!! 

I promised a recipe post for yesterday.  Then an all day meeting was scheduled which means I didn’t post.  I am surely glad no one was depending on that for their life.  Because if they were then I would be responsible for the funeral bill!!

But no matter I am here today to confess my downfalls.  To attempt right my wrongs.  To give you a post, a recipe, and a taste of fasion 🙂

So enjoy this one, who knows when the next one will pop up!

I was so super excited Wednesday about a few things that I wanted to share with you yesterday.  If you follow me on instagram then you already know some of the excitement, but for those of you that do not I will fill you in!

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I ran my first 4 mile run without any walking breaks!  Now to many this may not be a big deal, but for me it was  a PR 🙂  Oh and the weather is perfect which is why I do not look the least bit sweaty!

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I found this little gem a my local farmer’s market.  So you say what is so exciting about fig preserves.  Well take a closer look……

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Yep, sweetened with juice!  The farmer’s market now has an entire collection of no sugar added jams.  I was so excited to find this, figs are my fav!!  Their collection includes apple butter, blueberry preserves, strawberry preserves, cherry preserves, apricot preserves, and apple!!  Nice collection if I say so myself!

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Of course this means that I has to enjoy it with breakfast the next morning.  Now for another very exciting discovery.  Gluten free, micorwaved “english muffin”!  I found this on  Carrots and Cake the other day, and was so excited to see it!  Oh and it is also paleo 🙂

Finally “bread” is back in my life!!  I have eaten this exact breakfast for two days in a row!

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In other happy news I have found a way to use my gluten free all purpose that isn’t so gross anymore.  I used it this past week as breading for my “fried” foods.  The hubster is in hunting season full swing which means lots o venison for me 🙂  He requested fried backstrap the other night.  So I obliged.  I cooked his the usual way, but for mine I used my gluten free all purpose, and I “fried” it in a couple tablespoons of coconut oil for a healthier version.  It was so good, I couldn’t really tell a difference between the two!  I also picked up a plantain to try it.  I basically sliced it and cooked in a little coconut oil.  I am not sure if this is the appropriate way to cook them, but they were very bland to me.  I didn’t care for it at all so if any of you have other recipes/ways to cook them please share!

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Today is dessert day at work.  We have a theme for every Friday from here til the holiday break, and today was desserts!  Of course part of me wanted to bring something healthy to share, but the old me had to have my fav.  Chocolate cherry cake with old fashioned fudge icing!  Holy sugar heaven!!

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I am having a fabulous soup for lunch today.  I had it for dinner the past two nights.  It was perfect to warm  me up after my 4 miler in chilly weather.  Which by the way my knees were bothering me so I am thinking it is time for new running shoes!  Also for those seasoned runners out there please give me tips.  How much do you stretch before a run, after a run, what stretches do you do, how do you warm up???  You know those types of things!

Fiesta chicken & vegetable soup

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • bell pepper of choice, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cipotle powder
  • 1 can rotel tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons (the kind in your silverware drawer not measuring spoons) of tomato paste
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 small head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 4-5 diced chicken breasts
  1. heat the oil in soup pot on medium heat, add onion and bell pepper saute for about 5-6 minutes
  2. add garlic and seasoning to veggies, stir to coat
  3. add tomatoes, tomato paste, and chicken broth – bring to boil
  4. add in cabbage and peas (or any veggies of choice this is what I had on hand) and chicken
  5. Simmer on low for about an hour, until all veggies and chicken is cooked.
  6. Serve with toppings of choice such as avocados, cilantro, sour cream, cheese, etc.

The idea of the soup came to me while talking to a friend about taco soup.  You see taco soup is a favorite of mine but beans are not my friend.  It is one of those foods that I have determined my body does not like.  I mean it goes beyond just the normal gas issues one has with  beans so we avoid those.  Also corn/beans are not allowed on the paleo diet.  So I decided to replace the beans/corn with other veggies, add chicken, and call it by a different name.  Similar to taco soup and takes care of that craving. 

So that about sums up my week in one long post!  Hopefully I can balance out posting next week.  I need to get back into the habit of drafting my posts on the weekends so all I have to do is touch them up and publish each morn.  I also have been contemplating a vlog lately.  I really enjoy watching you tube videos.  I have toyed around with the idea of doing one for the blog and starting a channel for all things that I love.  Some makeup videos, some fashion, and some cooking.  So tell me how you feel about that idea?  Do you enjoy you tube videos?  Is this something you would like to see on the blog, or would you rather read about the happenings on Helen, Naturally?  All input is welcome!

Have a super wonderful weekend!

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Two for Tuesday

Wow what a week, and it is only Tuesday!  For those of you that were not aware of how fabulous my week started…….I’ll get to that in a minute!

First I would like to thank all of you for our words of encouragement, prayers, thoughts, etc on yesterdays post concerning my baby cousin’s battle with leukemia.  Cancer is such an ugly disease for anyone to have to endure, but it is so heartbreaking to see a child have to go through something so ugly 😦

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Well for those of you that do not follow me on instagram/facebook……I mean come on you totally should…….my Monday started out great!  I had the day off from work, the hubster took the day off with me, and I had……………………….

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My braces taken off!!  I am so happy that those things are officially gone.  Three years of torture I tell you!  So of course my week is off to a great start, which makes it even better considering that next week we are closed for holidays.  Now I am not going to get super excited about that considering that I am working at the nursing facility for four days, but it is nice to know that I will have a break from school 🙂

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Of course the day called for a special outfit!  I am totally loving colored pants right now 🙂  Although they are too big (since I started paleo-ish & back running) I still rocked them proudly!  As I was dressing the door bell rang with my first Christmas gift delivery of the season.  Well sort of.  It contained two items.  One for me and one as a gift! 

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I will also take the time today to post my weekly menu since I dedicated yesterday to my cousin.  I know it kind of throws of the whole title of menu Monday, but it totally gave me #2 for two for Tuesday!!

  • Monday – pork chops, roasted sweet potatoes, salad
  • Tuesday – tomato and chicken soup, salad, grilled cheese for boys
  • Wednesday – hamburger steaks w/ gravy and mashed potatoes for boys, roasted sweet potatoes for moi
  • Thursday  – yet to be determined! 

Now that hunting season has started and the hubster leaves on most Thursday nights I really do not have to cook a meal.  We usually grab something quick like a breakfast food/salad/sandwich on these nights.  Which also means that the weekend is open for leftovers and easy meals since it is only the boys and I 🙂

Hope you have a fabulous week!!

p.s. seriously you need to follow me on instagram, lol!!

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Two for Tuesday

I have realized that not only am I slacking in my posting lately, I am also slacking in my content!  When you start a new journey in life it is so easy to get caught up in that area and leave out the rest.

Like with the whole Paleo diet.  I really want to journal (which is basically what a blog is right?) my experience and journey with that plan.  I want to be able to look back and see where changes occurred, how successful something may or may not have been, things that trigger “falling off the wagon” as many people say.  So of course in order to do that one must journal. 

That doesn’t mean that I have to leave out other areas of my life.  After all I have many things that I love, do, experience on a weekly basis.  Like the fact that I have yet to complete week one of my 10K training plan.  I know horrible right?  Now I have been running.  I just never seem to get that third day’s run in every week.  Well ok for the past three weeks anyway.  The first week I had to be at work on the day for run 3 for math night.  The second week was Disney, and the third week was just pure exhaustion )(from Disney), and a minor muscle problem in my lower back.  So naturally I decided to take it easy!

But this week I am determined to get that third day in!  Yesterday was day one, Wednesday is day two, which means Friday will be day three.  Oh and since I really do not have anything on my schedule for Friday – there is NO EXCUSE!!

I will run on Friday.  As a matter of fact I have a reminder in my phone that simply says no excuses, and to really hold myself accountable I will tweet my run.  So hold me to it ladies and gents 🙂

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Take two – yeah I did say two for Tuesday didn’t I!  How to add a little color or print (or both) to a work outfit.  I often purchase very versatile pieces of clothing.  Well with the exception of summer and leather leggings………

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Any who I tend to buy things that I can wear out as well as to work.  It all depends on the accessories.  I have a lovely little accessories post here if you would like to read it.  In the photo above (sorry for the quality my photographer was 10) I have on a leopard print dress that I wore last New Years. 

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Paired with leggings, ankle boots, red lips it was the perfect outfit for night.  Of course I do not want to only wear it when I go out so I have to play around with things.  I have used the same dress as is with flats for a day out look.  I have paired it with boots for a dinner date, and I have it on today as above in the pic.

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With fall here it is so easy to dress up/down anything with jackets/blazers.  I have it paired with a black blazer and heels today (cuz I have a meeting), and to add a little color to the day I added my new purse (more on this later) in a lovely turquoise color 🙂

So you see it is very easy to really change the look with your accessories.  I plan to do more of these type posts since I have several things that are very versatile.  I hope you enjoy the tips/tricks as mush as I do.  I love to read fashion blogs as well, and I am always excited when I pic up a new idea from them 🙂

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April Birchbox

I love it when I get home and have a package waiting for me!  There is just something so exciting about that.  I personally think that is one of the best parts of the Birchbox subscription 🙂

I know it sounds silly, but usually all of the packages we get at the house are for others.  That is because I do a lot of online shopping.  Which means that the packages are usually gifts for either my boys or other family members.

Or I will ocassionally get a lovely little package of food items delivered either from a giveaway or to review.  Which is still great because it is for me, but I always have to share those packages with other…….

But my Birchbox it is all mine!!

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This months box did not leave me as excited as last months, but the box still contained some really neat stuff!  I am calling this box my summer box.  I can totally see me using the items while out on the lake this year.  So what was in the box?  Scroll down to find out 🙂

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Wonderstruck Taylor Swift – oh how I love Taylor Swift.  I know I am  channeling my inner teenager by saying that but I do!  She is just so darn cute and talented.  I have purchased this item before as a gift so I am familiar with the scent.  It is a fun little scent!  Perfect for summer!

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Kahina Giving Beauty facial lotion and argan oil.  The oil can be used on hair or skin, or you can mix it with the lotion for a mega-hydrator – or so the card says. 

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Next is Benta Berry exfoliating facial cleanser and Pur Minerals tinted moisturizer with SPF.  I am excited about the tinted moisturizer.  I actually need one of these for those lake days.  Where you need some SPF, and just a hint of color, but no actual make up because, well because you are on the lake :)a

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Lastly a pack of cleansing towelettes.  Perfect to toss into the “boat bag”!  We have a little bar that is on the river that we boat on to the lake, and we usually stop in on our way out for a little night time dancing.  I like to freshen up before going in, you know hanging out on the lake/lake bars all day leaves you feeling kinda funky.  These will be perfect for washing off the days sun screen before dabbing on a little bronzer and hitting the dance floor 🙂

So while nothing in this box is an item I would use on a daily basis, it is a great little stock for my “lake bag”.  Which leaves me with one less thing to do before the summer 🙂

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Birchbox – March

Oh I can’t wait to share this one with you guys.  My brichbox for March shipped this week, and oh boy is it a good one!!

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**Birchbox is a monthly subscription program for beauty products.  You basically get a “sample box” of various products to sample every month.  Visit the website to learn more**

This month I had the option of getting my regular birchbox sample, or I could get the box that was put together in partnership with Teen Vogue.  Now I know I am not a teen, but I do love me some vogue.  Besides I was thinking this would probably be a little fun 🙂  I was so glad for that choice!

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So let’s get to the good part…..the box included a coupon card for ModCloth.  That has me super excited.  It is worth 10$ off of a 75$ purchase, not a bad coupon…….

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Twistband hair tie.  New snag free elastics that are actually on the cute side.  I have to be honest and say that this is not the best thing in the box for me.  Mainly because it is difficult to get my hair to stay up in any type of hair tie due to it’s fine texture.  They tend to slide right out unless I use a polyband.  However, I do like the concept of the stylishness.  I have a bad habit of losing my polybands in my purse, so this can easily be worn around the wrist without cutting into the skin, and it looks like a colorful stretch bracelet.  I think this is great for people that do not normally wear their hair up, but need backup on rainy days 🙂

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Twirl is the new sent from Kate Spade.  I am always warily excited when I get perfume samples…..does that make sense??  I like to get the samples because it gives me a chance to try them out a few days before purchase, but lets be honest sometimes they are horrible!

It is a fun little scent.  It is a fruity but floral like scent.  Not too strong, but a nice change from my everyday perfumes 🙂

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I can’t wait to try this out!  Kerastase elixir.  It is a “nourishing oil” to add to your hair regimen that helps “hydrate, smooth, and sleekify” your hair.  Hello, excited!!  For a person with color treated hair that is styled nearly daily with hot tools then products are a must, and if any of you are familiar with the Kerastase line then you know it is EX-PEN-SIVE!!

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Not we are getting to the fun part 🙂  Essie nail polish.  Let me know you this makes me happy!  It is an actual full size essie bottle.  It is a glittery top coat to put, I know in the picture it looks like a colored polish.  This had a yellowy glitter all through out.  I can’t wait to try this over a very bright summer pink!!

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AND last but oh so totally not least is the Tarte lipsurgence lip tint!  Now if the polish makes me happy then this just down right makes me ecstatic!!  I have posted before of my love for this product.  I have a darker berry color that I absolutely L-O-V-E.  It is a stain that gives great color, moisturizes lips, and has a minty feel/smell to it, and we all know how I love mint in lip products!!

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Looks just like a giant crayon, haha!  Now this is not a typical color that I would have chosen for myself if I was purchasing in a store, but after trying it I really like it.  It is a fun spring/summer tint.  Totally will be used while out boating this year!

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AND… to make it even better – it is a full size product!  Yep, I totally compared it to my other one just to show you.  This little baby sells for a lovely 24$$ in stores.  Hello, I just paid 10$ for this entire box.  Now I call that a great deal 🙂

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Just to show you what the color looks like on.  Gives you just enough color for a natural look 🙂

I am totally excited even more than I originally was about this subscription program!  I can’t wait to get more boxes to see what comes next 🙂

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Who needs magazines?

My love for magazine subscriptions began years ago (we will not say how many) in high school.  What girl didn’t have Seventeen magazine come to her in the mail?  I mean it was the best way to pick out dresses for homecoming, prom, hairstyles, and lots more.

I use to be a subscription whore!  There I said it.  I admit it.  There was a point in my life when I had three to four magazine subscriptions monthly. 

As I grew older my covers changed.  I began reading Glamour and Cosmopolitan (which is still my favorite drink by the way).  Then I became addicted to food.  So I decided it was time to give Cooking Light and Bon Appetite a try.  Which I really enjoy by the way. 

Then along came my quest for clean eating and exercise.  With that came subscriptions to Clean Eating Magazine and Oxygen.  You ever want to make yourself feel fat and kill it in the gym because of that…….open an Oxygen mag!

Oh and let’s not forget the free subscription of Better Homes and Gardens that I have been getting for over a year now…..yeah that freeness turned into a subscription.  Needless to say I had to stop.  I was spending way to much money, and let’s face it you can get it all on the net now!

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But my love for subscriptions continues.  I am down to just the Better Homes and Gardens magazine, but much to the hubsters dismay I started a new subscription!

Birchbox!  What is Birchbox?  It is a subscription that brings you the best in beauty……that is their words!  For ten dollars a month you will get 4-5 beauty samples delivered right to your door.  How fun is that!!  For a product junkie like myself……it is heavenly 🙂

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Every month, you’ll receive a box filled with 4-5 beauty samples from luxury brands. Each month will include a different mix of product types, including makeup, skincare, fragrance, body, and hair care. All samples are generously sized, with enough product to allow you to figure out if they’re right for you. You’ll also want to take advantage of Birchbox.com, which is packed with all the beauty information and tips you need, including expert interviews, helpful tutorials, and fun videos.

Basically it contains sample sized products every month for you to try out.  The site has a beauty profile that you fill out when you join so the products are tailored to your profile, hand picked, and delivered to your door.  I am so excited about this!  I received my welcome box which has some really cool stuff in it:  Viva La Juicy sample, pink lip gloss sample, designer eye liner (which I can’t wait to try!!), a travel puff to help with the oil and such (this will totally be used), and some fashion tape to help with prevent those oops moments when you are out (no nipples flashing here girls!!)

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You also have the option of ordering any of the full sized products from their site, which in return helps you earn member points!  They offer a monthly, quarterly, or yearly subscription plan.  I opted for the yearly.  I tend to do that when available because I hate having to keep up with monthly billing. 

I can’t wait to see what I start getting in my actual sample boxes.  As I stated this was a welcome box so from what I have seen on other sites it was smaller than what you should expect.  There is also a little snack treat included in many of the boxes 🙂 

I will post my monthly boxes on the blog when I receive them with a review of the products used.  What better way to find new things than trying monthly samples, and I love to share with everyone things that I discover and love!  I am in no way being paid to review any of the products I receive.  As stated above this is a subscription so I have actually paid to get the products.

Hopefully you guys will get some good tips/suggestions out of this as well.  If you are interested in possibly starting your own subscription please visit the website through the link above. 

They have a “waiting list” to get the subscriptions, but it is not very long.  I think I had my invitational email within a week or so of joining the list.  I come across this site through another blog.  Which is why I love the blog world!!      

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