Monday, May 19, 2014

Popsugar Must Have May 2014

Yes, it's my favorite subscription box! Actually the only subscription box I am currently subscribed to. I have tried others, but none (so far) can hold a candle to Popsugar, at least not for that price.

Behold....the Popsugar Must Have box for May 2014!!

Ahhh, the smell of summer. The beach, flowers, sand.... This is the scent of Smellbent by St. Tropez. To me, this scent embodies summer and as I am getting ready to be on my summer break from school, this scent makes me extremely joyous! When I first saw photos of this product online, I was a little disappointed because of how the bottle looked. I thought it would be a plastic spray bottle. However, it turned out to be a glass bottle that feels like quality. This perfume retails for $45/50 mL.

I have been wanting to try an infuser bottle and now I will have my chance with the Citrus Zinger bottle from Zing Anything. I will try it with lemons and oranges as it says but I will also try it with my favorite fruit, strawberries! It will be great for taking on outings this summer. Retails for $16.99 and apparently there is a high demand for these because their website says to allow 14 days for processing.

A sleep mask? I probably will never wear this.Actually, I will likely not ever take this out of the package.  I have absolutely no trouble falling asleep at night; as soon as my head hits the pillow I am out. There are a few items that I have gotten over the past two years that I will just not use or don't like (not many, though!). I usually regift, I have never actually sold anything I have gotten from Popsugar. It's not that I don't like money, but I do love to see reactions when I just give away some high end item. I will probably bless someone else with this mask. This Luxury Sleep Mask from Kerry Cassill retails for $24.

 Probably the coolest thing about this next item is the name. I am referring to a cool blue color of nail polish by Obsessive Compulsive called Pool Boy. I love it! It will look great with my flip flops. Pool Boy by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics $10. The color is richer than the picture shows; it is more of a light turquoise meets sky blue. It will be very nice on my toes! I have been wanting to try "tie dye" nails, and I think this color mixed with a couple of more would look great.

Yummy! That is the word to describe Hi I'm Skinny Sticks in Sweet Onion. Very tasty indeed! And with a fraction of the fat and calories of regular chips. The only problem with this is eating too many! ARV $3.00

To compliment the Sweet Onion Skinny Sticks, Popsugar included a workout DVD, One Day Fat Blast by Tone It Up. I have really been trying to get outside more since the weather is nice, but maybe I'll give it a shot. If I like it well enough, I will donate to my friend who owns a gym because it is much more fun and motivating to workout with a group. ARV $10

The last item I will tell you about is a peace offering from Popsugar regarding the shipping mishaps with the Special Edition Resort Box. I had absolutely no problems, in fact, I was one of the first ones to receive a box. I guess Popsugar wanted to play nice and give everyone a little gift who ordered the box. It is Anti-Aging Lip Spread from vbeaute ($19). It is a nice pink color on my lips and feels very smooth. Thank you, Popsugar, for the extra treat!

Once again, I am very pleased with this box and will use every item (except for the sleep mask). 

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Popsugar Must Have Summer Special Edition Box 2014

Popsugar has just announced its Special Edition Summer box! I'm so excited. I LOVE special edition boxes.

Not only that, but with the trouble Popsugar had with the Resort box a month ago, I bet they will try to redeem themselves with a fantastic summer box!

Here is more info from Popsugar about this box:

Escape the ordinary with our Special Edition Summer box
Indulge in luxurious Must Have finds curated by our editors
$100 with free shipping; limited quantities available
Ships by June 7

I wouldn't wait too long to order, though, because quantities are limited. This special edition box costs $100 with free shipping. No spoilers have been released so far.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Turning 40, the End or Just the Beginning?

Yes, it is about to happen. I only have a few more days left to officially be in my 30's. Yikes! Does it count that I still feel 23 inside? 

I could freak out. I could have a mid-life crisis, driving my husband to the brink of insanity. I could cry and throw a fit.

Or I could look at my life as it sits and ponder about where I have come from, where I am going, and the journey that will take me there.

I feel like I have accomplished a lot during my first 40 years here on earth. Are there things I haven't done? Sure. If there were not, then I guess I'd be dead. I remember when I turned 30 and was unsettled about no longer being 20-something, my mother said, "Well it's better than the alternative!". And she was right. I have done a LOT of living and gone through plenty of life changes in the past 10 years.

I met my now-husband when I was 33. That meeting is a definite positive! He has really changed my life, my perspective on things. I am in such a better place now that when we first met. My kids are now 14 and 17, and becoming adults quickly (too quickly for my taste), and I am very pleased with the way they have turned out. I am working in a local high school as the librarian and I absolutely LOVE my job. I guess you can say I'm in a pretty grand place right now.

One thing I am really liking about being this age is that I really could care less what people think. I can do my own thing without worry what this one or that is going to say. I can go to the store without make-up or fixing my hair. I can wear comfortable shoes like I don't have a care in the world! Yes, I do like to look fashionable and trendy (no "mom" jeans for me!!!), but I can go for slouchy on Saturday mornings without caring if someone sees me.

Yes, I'm getting some wrinkles and yes, I've got a few gray hairs. Would I want to go back to my 20's? No way! I can buy eye cream and hair color.

I will move into my 40th decade gracefully and with a smile on my face (along with a few "laugh lines"). Hello, 40, here I come!

Friday, May 2, 2014

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