Friday, November 30, 2012

November Bubble Babez

I have to say that i love getting these every month. The smells of the products are so amazing.
Let me show you what is in the November box

This month is Holiday Cheer.

                                            Mini cupcake soap in cranapple.

                                         Mini cupcake soap in Vanilla Noel. Both of these cupcake soaps are not only adorable, They both smell amazing.

                                         Bear Claws soy wax melts. You break wax into 4 parts and place a quarter into oil warmer. I love this. It smells so amazing. OMG. Its that delicious smelling.

                                           Bath bomb in a jar in Eucalyptus and spearmint. Empty powder into tub of warm running water and let dissolve. It has a clean smell to it with a hint of mint.

                                              Lotion bar in Apple cinnamon. I am not a fan of the lotion bar. I do love the smell of this.

                                         Whipped shea butter in pumpkin spice. Use directly after bath or shower while skin is still damp to lock in moisture. I love the smell of this at this time of year. Just like pumpkin spice.

                                              whipped shea butter in white chocolate mint. It smells like white chocolate bar with a hint of mint. Smells amazing.

Check out Bubble babez.

peace and beauty
laurie ann

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Spruce up Cravebox

 I was excited when i was picked to get this box.

Its the holiday spruce up cravebox.

The holidays are a time when we have family visiting, and we want to make sure that our  homes are clean and smelling good.

                                         So let me show you what they sent me.

                                         First was a couple of coupons. The one above being $2.00 off any size of Biz  Stainfighter. Claims to be one of the best stain removers for over 40 years, You can use Biz to pre treat stains and to super charge your detergents cleaning power, eliminating stains, odors and more. I have not used this. I usually use oxy clean for a pre treater for stains. I will use this and get some and try it out.

                                               This is for $1.00 off on 32 0z or larger of mean green cleaner. This is a powerful, multi purpose cleaner that eliminates grease and grime from most surfaces from fabric to concrete, Its Biodegradable. I use to use this when i still lived in Kansas City. It is pretty good. I have been using Martha Stewarts all purpose cleaner. I will be using this coupon and getting some of this.

                                              Bissell With fabreze freshness in spring and renewal. Stomp N go stain lifting pads with oxy formula. I have never seen these before. I am curious how these work and if they work. It claims no scrubbing needed. Simply place the stomp n go pad on the soiled area for 30 minutes. Permanently removes tough, set in stains and leaves carpets smelling fresh. This is great if you have a last minute spill before guess get to your house and dont have a lot of time to clean the carpets again. Excited to see if this really does work.

                                          Tide Pods in spring meadow. I dont use tide. I am a gain girl. I love the smell of gain. I will use this. It claims it works in all machine types and dissolves quickly in hot and cold water. I has the detergent , stain remover and brightener all in one..

                                         Oxi clean dishwashing booster. It claims that it removes cloudy film, food particles, and spots and streaks. My kids usually do the dishes by hand. So i am gonna see if the dishwasher even works and use this in it. IF not i will give it to my mom for her dishwasher.

                                           Febreze set and refresh in new zealand springs. Claims for long lasting freshness in small spaces, set it then savor the delightful aromas I will put this in our main bathroom. This smells so amazing. I have used these before and i do love them.

Thanks to crave box for this amazing box

peace and beauty
laurie ann

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November Must have PopSugar box

I got my popsugar box to day. For those of you that are not familiar with popsugar, then let me explain.  The Items are hand selected in beauty, fashion, home, fitness and food. Full size products and premiums worth over $100. The cost is only $35 a month.
I have gotten this box for the past two months and i love it. I love everything that i have gotten.
Let me show you what i got for this month.

                                        Must Have Food--Stonewall Kitchen Cinnamon Sugar doughnut mix.  This cinnamon sugar doughnut mix manages to make delicious, light, airy confections that are baked, not fried. I am making this on the weekend with my kids. Yum!!

                                          Must Have Food-- La Boite Spice Mixes. November and December are all abut getting reacquainted with the kitchen after hectic summers spent on the road. Whether you're an expert home chef or new to holiday cooking, these unique and special spice mixes will bring an exciting new flavor profile to your culinary adventures. Lior Lev Sercarz, master spice mixer works with the best restaurants in the world and he selected ReimsN.39, Cancale N.11,  and Yemen N.10 this month.  Super excited to try out these spices.

                                          Must Have Home--- Snow and graham thank you notes. The simple gesture of sending a handwritten note can make someones day. With the  holidays here, these are perfect to send to a hostess or simply a friend that sent you a little present.

                                            Must Have Fashion-- Gorjana Parker Bracelet. This burgundy with a pop of gold is perfect to pair with any outfit whether your headed to a party or a day shopping. Celebrities such as Chelsea Handler, Olivia Wilde, and Nikki Reed have all been spotted out and about or on red carpets sporting Gorjana.

                                            Must Have Fitness-- Mandy Ingber's Yogalosophy DVD. Many has been working with A-list stars for years, helping them stay long, lean, toned, and centered. This DVD teaches you the basics of her practice. Yoga is also the perfect travel exercise, since its great for a hotel room and even a few minutes will leave you feeling relaxed and ready to take on your next moment of holiday stress. I am just now getting in to yoga, so i was glad to get this.

                                          Must Have Beauty-- Mor lip macarons. Inspired by the flavors and look of the famous French pastries, these balms smell just as good as they feel. Plus, with the days getting colder and drier, we're always looking for a new way to keep our lips shiny, healthy, and moist.  This is in peach nectar. The smell makes me thing back to the summer time growing up. My parents would buy peaches.. I love that smell. It is also very moisturizing on the lips. .

Super excited about this box.
Head on over to their website and check them out.

peace and beauty
laurie ann

Monday, November 26, 2012

November Conscious box

This month when i got my box, I noticed that it was a bit heavier than it normally is. When i opened it, it was packed with stuff but there was one thing missing. The card that is on top that usually tells you more about the products that  are in your box. For the past two months, it has been missing.


Now on to the box.

                                          As you can see , the box is packed full.

                                             All the cards that tells more about the individual products.

                                         Organic India Tulsi Stress relieving and energizing teas

                                              The inside of the pic above. One is in original and the other is in green tea

                                             Simply organic minced onion

 Lush nuts dark cocoa chill

                                          Sweet leaf sweet drops sweetener in vanilla creme

                                          Teeccino mediterranean herbal coffee in mocha

                                       Justins organic peanut butter cups.

                                            teeccino herbal coffee on top is french roast and on bottom is vanilla nut.

                                         L'Ecuyer's gourmet caveman rub

                                            All natural freekeh roasted green wheat.

                                         Pamela's wheat free and gluten free baking and pancake mix

                                                Avalon Organics soothing vanilla rosemary lip balm

I am excited to try out these products.
peace and beauty
laurie ann

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Glittery Christmas nails

I wanted to share a look that i did.  I wanted to do Christmas look using a french tip but with Christmas colors.

                                          These are the colors that i used. You can put a top coat on. however i did not.
These are from L.A. colors Art deco nail art lacquer. From let to right: Red glitter, Green glitter, Ice Breaker, 24k glitter

                                       For this look i used the red glitter on the nail tips and then brushed a thin line of green glitter right under the red.

                                            I wanted to add a couple of more christmas colors So i also added a line of ice breaker and the 24k glitter on the big toe nail and for the others i alternated between a line of ice breaker and 24 k glitter.

                                        I then applied The O P I nail envy nail strengthener on the tops.

I am so excited for the christmas season

Peace and beauty
laurie ann

Saturday, November 24, 2012

November Birchbox

I hope that everyone had a great thanksgiving and stayed safe and got some great deals on black friday.
Lets see what i got in my birchbox for this month.

                                        They included this little holiday gift guide.

                                           Also got $15. off

                                          Kiehls original rich nourishing creme. I have not tried this before so im excited to try this out.

                                          On the left is 7d moisture day and night cream and on the right is masque cleanse with bubble technology both from Masqueology. I have not heard of this brand before so im excited to try these out.

                                          Also from Masqueology revitalizing eye gel with pearl powder

                                          This little package can be reused to give a special gift to someone.

                                          Inside this is the Stila all over shimmer liquid luminizer on the bottom, and on the top is the MCMC phoenix. This is a perfume. I have tried this and i have to say that im not impressed with this. It is a little sample spray bottle and when you spray it, you get more on your fingers than anything else.

Well that is what i got. It was an ok box.. I do however hope that next month is better or i might have to stop the box next year.
peace and beauty
laurie ann


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