Saturday, October 29, 2011

His Black Box!!

I had recently stumbled across a site called His BlackBox. 
Which is basically a BirchBox for men, I thought to myself "wow this is great 
especially right in time for the holidays." Who doesn't love their husband or boyfriend to 
smell good? The box cost $12.00 a month shipping included. 

I got Ray a box in September, it came right in time for his birthday which made me 
happy, The packaging was great. However, one of his items were missing I contacted customer
service and never received an answer back. Then October's box came a few days
ago. This time he had 3 different shaving creams (really?) and no card
saying what each items was. 

I have now canceled the membership which makes me 
a little disappointed because I really wanted to like this company. 
I was thinking I had found the perfect gift idea, as a little extra something to give someone. 
The company is pretty new so maybe they just have to work out some kinks,
but as far as not even answering my email back. Big disappointment!!

What do you think of His BlackBox? Have you tried it? 
Do you like the idea?

UPDATE: I have since tried to unsuccessful cancel my membership and
it is not going well. I have emailed them 3 times and have still not received
an answer. Next step is reporting them to BBB, and canceling my debit card!!!!

FYI: Their Facebook page has since disappeared!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Magnetic Nail Polish!!

During my recent trip to New York, to go wedding dress shopping 
me and my sister stopped into Sephora while I loaded up on Soap and Glory products,
my sister loaded up on nail polish. One of the polishes she purchased was 
a nails Inc Magnetic polish. (It only came in two colors black and a purple)
Of course she couldn't wait to try it out 
so here are her results.

You apply 2 generous coats of nail polish and then hold the 
magnetic cap over your nails to cause a ripple effect. 

Ta Da Magnetic nails!!

As an extra Bonus I added my nails 
Happy Pink Wednesday!! 
Essie's Pop Art Deco
One of my favorite pinks!! 

And a 2nd bonus Me and My sister (Gabi)

Now what do you think of Magnetic Nails??

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mariah's Babies!!

So everyone who know's me know's that I LOVE Mariah Carey!! 
She is my absolute Favorite performer. 
I have seen her in concert and of course she was amazing.
Last night 20/20 had aired an interview with Mariah Carey 
showing off her gorgeous little babies and discussing her difficult pregnancy! 
And of course I am posting it! 

And Seriously how gorgeous are those babies??

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wedding Wednesday!!

To hyphenate or not to hyphenate....

To hyphenate or not to hyphenate....
Lately I have been thinking about weather or not I should hyphenate 
my last name or change it all together. I always thought 
I would just change my last name to my husbands when I got married. 
I like the idea of being a traditional lady.
However now I realize that I will be 28 years old when I get married in June.
Which means I already have credit, medical records and job history in my current last name.

I feel very torn with this situation. I like my current last name.
If we were to ever have children I would not hyphenate their last name.
My last name and Ray's last name do blend well, neither of us have horrible last names.

What do you think about hyphenated last names?

***As a bonus here's a link to last name's that should never be hyphenated. ***

Sunday, October 9, 2011

What's in my October Birchbox??

 I received my Birchbox in the mail yesterday. So far all the other 
October Birchbox posts I've seen no one seems to be happy with their 
box I however love my box.

This Months theme is a box dedicated to getting ready for fall.
This months samples are to help you prep and polish your body, skin and hair.
Here is what I recived in my box:


Blinc Mascara: The tubing mascara won't smear, smudge or run,
plus it gaves lashes a sassy glow. 
I was excited to get this being I didn't get it the last time around
when a lot of other people got it. I love the tube it came in, the packaging is super cute.
Cost: $24

Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea Facial Mask
This mask purifies, exfoliates, balances and hydrates. 
Cost : $40 for oz
Since I received  1 oz., I got my $10 cost of the box back!

Orofluido Beauty Elixir
A nourishing trio of oils (argan, linseed, cyperus). 
This oil has a vanilla amber scent. 
I opened and smelled it, and I must say it smells amazing, 
just like it is described.
Cost: $29.99

Befine Lip Serum
Vitamin Rich lip serum heals and smoothes cracked or dry lips.
I must say I tried this yesterday and LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
(this lip serum is full sized)
Cost: $25 with exfoliator duo.
(sorry about the flash)

Birchbox Extra: Tea Forte Minteas
I got lime mojito flavor, which taste pretty good.
I love the tin it is prefect to carry bobby pins in your purse, 
well after you eat the mints. 

Overall I am very happy with my Birchbox.
What did you get in your Birchbox?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Power of Pink

Hey everybody it's October which means it is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
I got the girls that work in my office pink ribbons to wear all month 
it's only fitting especially being that we work in a doctor's office. 
I will also be purchasing some limited edition pink items from my favorite 
retailers being they are donating a portion of their proceeds to Breast Cancer Research. 
It's a win-win I donate to a great cause and get something
new that's pink! 

(being I just started my wedding dress shopping I thought this was 
a cute extra!!)

What do you do to support Breast Cancer or any other type of Cancer?

Oh Yeah and some companies that are involved in donating portions of their proceeds are:
Sephora, Essie, OPI, EOS, La Mer, Aveda, Stilla, Clinque, Orgins,
Estee Lauder, Korres, Puma, Hautelook, Yoplait, Avon, Juice Beauty.
Just to name a few!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sad Saturday!!

Adele Looks SO Gorgeous in this video.
I love her with her hair down.

I love this song, it is my favorite on the album. 
What do you think do you love the song, the look or just 
everything about Adele like I do?

"I make music for ears not eyes" -Adele