Sunny Land Soap

I’ve been so excited to share this review with all of my readers! I had the pleasure to try out several different bath and body products from Pittsburgh-based Sunny Land Soap. This is a company that creates products that are both environmentally-friend and cruelty free. I am always very careful as to what I put on my skin and using natural, handmade products is important to me. If I can’t pronounce an ingredient in my skincare or food it’s probably not good for me.

Also of note, Sunny Land Soap does not create any of their products with palm oil. This was such a great thing to learn. I have tried very hard for years to stay away from beauty or food products that contain palm oil.  The method of harvestation not only destroys rain forests it also is known to be linked to animal cruelty and brutality especially with orangutans. If you would like to read more, Sunny Land Soap has this link on their site.

After speaking with the lovely owner Yvone, she agreed to send me products to review and for our June Give Away (yes, you could win these products-full size!) When my box arrived you could smell the goodness through the shipping box, I knew a few of the items were from her Summer Holiday collection, perfect now that summer is just around the corner. All of these products arrived nicely wrapped or in muslin draw string bags and I just love their logo of a lady in the bathtub with the sun shining behind her.

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The first product I used was the Summer Holiday Triple Butter Handcrafted Soap. This blueish-green soap is awesome. Made from olive oil, coconut oil, sodium hydroxide, cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter, castor oil, fragrance oil and vegetable glycerin soap coloring; I love the smell of this soap, reminiscent of a day at the beach. It has a nice lather and won’t leave a film on your skin, It is so moisturizing that I even use this on my face. Included with the soap is a hand made crocheted Soap Saver, after using your soap put it in the Soap Savor to prolong the life of your handmade soap. Summer Holiday Triple Butter Handcrafted Soap $4.50 for 3.5 ounces and Soap Saver $3.50

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I don’t know about you, but I love to take a nice warm bath right before bed. It’s not often I get the chance to do so with a new baby who likes to pretend he is sound asleep until you get settled into a bath and he begins to sing the song of his people. Well, after a long day I finally got to settle into a bath and dropped in the Summer Holiday Giant Bath Fizzy made from coconut milk, citric acid, baking soda, castor oil, sweet almond oil, fragrance oil, bentonite clay, blue and greed powder color. This not only added moisturizing oils to my bath but as a fun element  it turned the water caribbean blue. The almond oil was fragrant and reminded me of a scent from my childhood that I just cannot pinpoint at this time. Bath fizzes are great for anyone but I think this would be awesome for a little kid to use in their bath. The best thing about these fizzies are their size. You don’t have to drop the whole thing into the bath- in fact I cut it in half with a sharp kitchen knife which allows me to enjoy for another relaxing bath. I would suggest cutting it into fourths if you were using this in a child’s bath. They fizz in your tub for quite a long while.  Summer Holiday currently on sale for $4.00 6.6 oz bath fizz.

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Lucky for me, I still had two more bath fizzies to try out, the Tropical Smoothie Giant Bath Fizzy and the Soothe Your Skin After Sun Fizzy.  Once again, both of these are very fragrant and add components of moisture to your bath water.  They soak right up into your dry skin, and make you not want to leave the bath tub. Truthfully, we haven’t had much sun where I live and since I am fair-skinned, I know at least once this summer I will find myself slightly burned.  Therefore, I am looking forward to using the other half of the Soothe Your Skin After Sun Fizzy - the oatmeal, milk and almond oil will provide a soothing element to sunburned skin. The Tropical Smoothie reminds me of being on a beach somewhere sunny and warm sipping a fruity drink and working on my somewhat  tan. Tropical Smoothie on sale for $4.00 for 6.6 oz and Soothe Your Skin After Sun Fizzy $4.99 for (3) 4.0 oz fizzies.

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Of course after a nice warm bath, I like to follow by moisturizing my skin with a creamy lotion.  Not only does my skin continue to stay hydrated and smooth but I love to smell good especially when crawling into bed. I couldn’t wait to try out the Summer Holiday Goat Milk & Aloe Whipped Lotion, after using this lotion it has moved into my top five body lotions. This whipped lotion is delectable and makes you want to eat it. The lotion is a perfect texture and does not leave your skin greasy.  It absorbs quickly and the smell lasts a long time. This lotion contains several different essential oils, sunflower,meadowfoam,jojoba oil, goat’s milk, aloe vera, vitamin C among other components that make up this fabulous lotion. Summer Holiday Goat Milk & Aloe Whipped Lotion $5.60 for 3.5 oz

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My grandma always reminds me that I need to take good care of my feet. I find myself on my feet all day long, rocking my baby to nap or taking him on strolls through out our neighborhood.  At the end of the day my feet are tired. Included in my box of goodies, was a Summer Tootsies Energizing Foot Care Set, perfect for getting my feet in shape for summer sandals.  One night, my husband went on dad duty and I took a break to soak my feet in the tub. I filled the tub up with a few inches of water just enough to cover my feet to my ankles and dropped in one of the Energizing Fizzy Foot Soak Cubes. These smell so refreshing and are composed of citric acid, baking soda, castor oil, sweet almond oil, lavender flower powder, bentonite, lavender essential oil, peppermint essential oil and vegetable glycerin soap coloring.

Next, I took the Energizing Foot Scrub which are made from epsom salts, sweet almond oil, peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, dried lavender and vitamin E. This is a an invigorating foot scrub. I lathered both of my feet and scrubbed lightly with a pumice stone. This was great for removing the dead skin off of my heels. I will admit, I haven’t had a pedicure in a long time and this scrub really helped renew my feet.

Lastly, before bed I took some of the Energizing Foot Balm made from shea butter, olive oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E, peppermint essential oil, tea tree essential oil and eucalyptus essential oil. I made sure to use this nightly for a week to really test the foot balm; to lock in moisture I would wear socks to bed. I applied this balm to my feet and within in a week I saw a significant change in my heels. They went from rough and dry to smooth. Purchase all three in a set for $12.49 ( 6 fizzes, 1 jar 2 oz Scrub & 1 jar 2 oz Balm)

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When reviewing beauty and body products I use them for a week straight. This allows me to really see how well they work and if they improve the quality of my skin. I am happy to say that these products hit a home run!

I could rave about Sunny Land Soap all day long! Overall, this has been one of my favorite companies in which to product test. I enjoyed every single one and I know you will too. Check out Sunny Land Soap’s entire product line on their website. They offer lotions, soaps, bath fizzies, wax tarts, lip balms, hand sanitizer and even a product for your pet’s paws (assuming your pet has paws).

Sunny Land Soap products would be perfect to add to your collection or to treat your mom, aunt, sister or a friend as a gift. How awesome would these products be for as a bridal shower, baby shower or luncheon favor?

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Color Me Monthly- May

Color Me Monthly kindly sent me a box to review for May. Color Me Monthly is a nail polish subscription service that sends you a full size nail polish every month. Did I mention that this nail polish is non toxic, carcinogen free, vegan, eco-friendly, made in the USA, never tested on animals and free shipping?

This is a perfect monthly subscription for anyone who loves nail polish. I usually pick up a new nail polish every month or at least every other month at the drug store and for $7.00 a month one can be shipped to me for free. Color Me Monthly also keeps their packaging to a minimum-which allows them to keep the cost down and the shipping free.

Subscriptions are Available:

$7.00 a month

$40.00 every six months

$75.00 a year

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This month’s color is a shimmery sea foam green/light blue color called Sirens. Summer is approaching and this would look great on your nails and toes especially if your the type who can tan in the sun. I love the color but I am not one to wear colors like this on my nails, I stick to very plain nail polish colors. Lucky for you- this will be a Give Away Item!!

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Cake Face Soaping Baby Products

Through a monthly box I purchased back in March, I was introduced to a company called Cake Face Soaping based out of Slidell,Louisiana.  The New Orleans-themed box I had ordered in March featured a product was included called “Hang Over Spray“.  This product is made from distilled water, with Cake Face’s original blend of homegrown herbal hydrosois and essential oils. The spray is 100% natural, handmade, and get this – it is even vegan. It has an incredible smell, I can’t exactly pinpoint it but there has to be rosemary and mint somewhere in that mix. What a pick-me-up, it really does refresh you!

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After falling in love with the Hang Over Spray, I thought I would take a leap and reach out to this store to see if they would like to have any more of their products reviewed. Kelsey Foreman the founder of Cake Face Soaping contacted me back and agreed to send products for review.

Kelsey has an extensive line of products: natural vegan soaps, lotions, ointments and scrubs all of which are 100% handmade, natural and vegan. She takes pride in her products and ensures that her oils are purchased from a highly trusted distributor and even uses herbs at times from her own garden or from other local gardens. Even the labels are printed from treeless paper.

Kelsey decided to send me a few products from her baby line called Cake Face Baby. This was a great idea as I have a 7-month old at home who would be perfect to try these products. As a mom who is selective on what I put on my son’s skin, it is comforting to know that her products are all natural and safe.

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Before I even get into the review of the products, I will tell you that I was incredibly happy with her line of Baby Skin Care. She included samples of her shampoo and body wash, baby oil and lotion.

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The first item I tested out on my son was her Shampoo and Body Wash called Sugar N’ Spice. This soap smells wonderful and the name is perfect it smells sweet with a hint of spice made from olive oil, coconut oil, organic avocado oil and a Cake Face blend of essential oils. This is a gentle soap that cleanses and moisturizes your baby’s skin and will not burn baby’s eyes.  It can be used as a shampoo as well, which is a plus for me. The scent will stay on your baby all day. Available in 16oz for $12.00 in a variety of scents.

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After a bath, I wrap my baby up in a plush towel and dry him off I go straight for a moisturizing product to help keep his skin hydrate, silky and smooth. This is where I tried her next product: Baby Oil made from grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, organic avocado oil, castor oil, rosemary, lemon, vitamin C and E. I was surprised when I put some in my own  hands how smooth and fragrant this oil was.  It’s also not as thick as some of the big brand baby oils and I really loved that.  Absorbing quickly, it didn’t leave his skin feeling greasy. I usually stay away from oils because of the greasy feel, but am happy to have found a solution for this. I used this all over my baby and when I was done he smelled amazingly fresh and earthy and made me want to smell him all day. I even used this on my legs when I got out of the shower. Available in 8oz for $12.00

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Lastly, I finished up with Kelsey’s Baby Lotion, “The Postman” which is made from pistachio butter, fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, pumpkin seed oil, distilled water and Cake Face’s blend of essential oils. This lotion has a very light scent and was not overpowering at all. My son has two dry patches on his shoulders and every so often will get a dry patch of skin on his cheeks. I used this lotion on those patches along with his face and head. Not only did it moisturize him, it absorbed quickly and kept his skin soft all day. Available 8oz for $11.00

When reviewing these products I used them everyday for a week straight after my baby’s bath. Within a week, his skin had softened and his dry patches went away. Not to mention he smelled delicious and probably received 10 times the amount of baby kisses he normally receives. None of these products irritated his skin….or mine for that matter.

Cake Face Soaping offers quite a few products in their Cake Face Baby line: antibacterial hand spray and wash, baby oil, lotion, cologne, powder and deodorizer spray all reasonably priced for the high quality of ingredients.

If you have any questions regarding products for your baby please contact Cake Face Soaping.

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PopSugar Must Have May Box

I hope everyone had a lovely Mother’s Day celebrating with your loved ones!

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Today, I received May’s PopSugar Must Have Box and I am very happy with the contents inside.  The theme of this box is Summer and must have items you need to get ready for the Hot Summer months approaching.

 

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1.)  Kerry Cassill Eye Mask:($24) This comfortable eye mask was exclusively designed for PopSugar. It is made from voile cotton and incredible soft. It also has a nice fit and is not tight around your head. I have personally never used an eye mask but I will be giving this one a try.

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2.) Tone It Up DVD: ($15) Toning DVD created by Karena & Katrina who also have a reality show on Bravo. This is a 30 minute workout to help sculpt and tone your body. I am not a work out DVD fan. Not sure, I will be giving this one a try but keep an eye out and this may be given away in next month’s Give Away!

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3.) Hi I’m Skinny Sticks Multi-Grain Sweet Onion: ($4) Healthy alternative for snacking with 40% less fat than potato chips and 15 g of whole grains per serving. You can enjoy a snack with out the guilt. These were pretty good and my husband and I are starting to stray away from potato chips and find healthier choices.

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4.) Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Polish: ($10) Long lasting polish and better yet 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free. This polish isn’t for me. Wild colors don’t look great with my skin tone. Watch for June’s Give Away!

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5.) Zing Anything Citrus Zinger: ($17) Take any type of citrus fruit and zing it right into your water bottle. This is such a great idea! You have the option to turn boring water into something a bit more exciting with a citrus flavor. Perfect to take with you on the go.

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6.) Smell Bent St. Tropez Dispenser:($45) Bring the beach to you with this tropical island scent. A blend of jasmine and coconut it will take you to another place. I absolutely love this and can’t wait to wear it on a Summery day! The smell is just yummy!

I was very happy with this month’s box. PopSugar is my favorite monthly subscription, very rarely do I receive a box that I just don’t care for. They also have excellent customer service and will replace any item that was damaged or broken for any reason no questions asked.

This box retailed $115.00 and I will end up using all the items except the nail polish and possibly the work out DVD.

Must Have Pop Sugar Box ($39.95 monthly/free shipping) High end, full size products hand picked from their editors. Items include, beauty, food, home accessories, jewelry, life style products. Month to month or 3-6-12 month subscriptions available. You also have the option to make a one time purchase for their special boxes (usually seasonally) Examples: Pop Sugar Neiman Marcus Box, Winter Box, Resort Collection etc.

Conscious Box- Get Your’s Free

Conscious Box ($19.95/free shipping) Select from three choice boxes, Vegan, Classic & Gluten Free. Receive beauty products, natural goods and snacks. Monthly, 3-6-12 subscriptions available.

Get your first Conscious Box Free! Just pay $7.95 for S/H. Use code ESCAPEFREE at check out.

I wanted to try out their free box and recently received mine in the mail. This is not a box for me at this time since I do receive boxes from several health subscription boxes. I did cancel my subscription before I was charged for my first box.

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Contents Inside

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1.) All Natural IPS Egg White Chips- Pressure Puffed, Aged White Cheddar Egg White Chips. Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, 0g Trans Fat, 7g of Protein, 5g of Fat, 130 Calories & 240mg of Sodium. I have had these before from another subscription box. My husband and I did not like them. They have a bland taste. ($39.03 for 24 pack from Amazon)

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2.) NeoCell Beauty Bursts- Gourmet Collagen Soft Chews. These are suppose to help rebuild Collagen, provide Vitamin C & bring hydration to the skin. ($13.19 for 60vitamins from DrVita)

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3.) Scheckter’s Organic Energy Drink- 100% Natural Organic, No Refined Sugars, No Artificial Ingredients, 110 calories, 28g of Carbohydrates & 28g of Sugar. I am not a good judge of energy drinks and I wouldn’t drink this one because it has too much sugar. I know it’s not refined sugar but It’s still too much. My husband will have to give this one a try. ($32.53 for 12 pack from Amazon)

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4.) Via Nature Soothing Skin Lotion Lavender Eucalyptus & Vanilla Coconut - Antioxidant Omega Essential Complex. Great for sensitive to normal skin. Contains Argan Oil to condition and Hydrate. I am a huge fan of both lotions! Great smell and makes my skin feel really soft! ($8.33 Vanilla Coconut from Amazon & $8.33 Lavender Eucalyptus from Amazon)

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5.) Kramp Krusher Electrolyte Chewz- Chewable drops for athletes. Provides sustaining energy and reloads electrolytes lost during working out or racing. I tried these when I was sick- I was unable to tell if it made a difference but I knew I lost a lot of electrolytes and used this in conjunction with Gatorade G2. I think you would need to use these on a daily basis during work outs. ($29.99 for 12pack from Amazon)

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6.) Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamon Lip Balm - This is a long lasting lip balm with antioxidants and organic oils to nourish lips.  I did not try this. This will be part of a  JUNE GIVEAWAY. ($12.00 from C.O. Bigelow)

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7.) Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile Tea Sample- Naturally Caffeine Free Herbal Tea. All Chamomile Tea taste the same to me. ($3.79 a box from Vitacost)

This was a great sample box. I was introduced to products I have never used. Does anyone subscribe to Conscious Box? What are your thoughts?

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Pop Sugar Must Have- April 2014

April 10th, 2014

Next weekend is my birthday and thus being said, I am going to pretend that every item that comes in the mail is a gift for my birthday…so thank you Pop Sugar for your gift!

I have been receiving Must Have Pop Sugar boxes since September of 2013. This just started as treat for myself. I was able to justify the cost of $39.95  monthly because I curtailed going out to shop before and after my son was born in October. I wish that I had started this blog sooner to share the items that arrived in the previous months. Today happens to be the first Pop Sugar box that I get to review.

I am so happy to share April’s box with all of you, by far the best Pop Sugar of the New Year!

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As soon as I woke up this morning I went to look outside my door. Our doorman is prompt with package deliveries and I knew it would be sitting there. I grabbed my baby and knocked on my 81-year old grandma’s door who happens to be our neighbor. Grandma helps me review my boxes and this subscription company is one of her favorites. There wasn’t much, “hello, how are you?” it was more like, “sit down, what’s in that box!”

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Nature Box included custom-created trail mix called the POPSUGAR Must Have Mix. This trail mix contains almonds, soybeans, corn and cranberries. Nature Box has it’s own monthly subscription company; what a great way to cross-promote and market to a new audience. Nature Box stays away from high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweetners, colorings, flavors and other not-so-good-for-you chemicals. This mix is tasty and it has only 130 calories, 115mg of Sodium and 6 grams of fat per serving. Coincidentally, I should be receiving a Nature Box next week. Right now, you can go onto the Nature Box website and order your first box at 50% off with “POPSUGAR” code. It applies to any Nature Box boxes. ($5.00)

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An adorable set of tea towels from an Esty shop called Freshpastrystand was next. One towel says “Totally” and the other “Awesome”.  How fun! These are handmade, contain a water-based ink and are completely lint free which is great for drying glasses. These towels are adorable and how perfect would this be for a hostess gift or even as an extra bridal shower gift? Oh how..about for Mother’s Day? ($18.00)

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When I saw this next item I knew the value of the box was equal to what I paid just by this make up palette. Too Faced Make Up has been a staple in my make up bag for years from lipsticks to eyeshadows – it is a fabulous brand. This palette is called Natural Eyes and the colors are beautiful, it’s perfect for my fair skin color too. It contains nine different shades of eyeshadow ranging from tans to browns and even some shimmery pinks.  Included is a how-to guide for creating stunning eyes. ($36.00)

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My husband and I try hard to be eco-friendly and take reusable shopping bags with us when we go for groceries. Future trips to the store will now include my floral print collapsible tote bag from BlueAvocado. This shopper was co-designed by Lauren Conrad and is useful to carry just about anything. Made from upcycled (recycling to produce a better product) plastic bottles and folds into a wallet sized pouch. For me, this bag is perfect as a diaper bag- it’s so lightweight and won’t kill my shoulder if it just contained a few baby neccessities. ($25.00)

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Caldrea Rosewater Driftwood Hand Soap was next in my box of goodies. The hand soap has a lovely scent and the soap it self is thicker which shows quality compared to the name brand grocery store hand soaps. I’ll be putting this soap in our guest bathroom to share. ($10.50)

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Sadly, these boxes are not bottomless and have to end at some point.  My last item was a pocket notebook from Graphic Image. It’s a shame that in today’s world we are dependent on our smart phones to hold every important piece of information from: calendar reminders, addresses and to-do-lists. This is a nice reminder of what it was like when you relied on pen and paper to jot down notes. It is a quality notebook, with acid free paper, a flexible cover and tipped with silver edges. It fits nicely in a purse. ($20.00) <—This will be a MAY GIVE AWAY.

It’s safe to say that this was an excellent box! Filled with some fun new goodies to play with.  For the record, grandma liked the tea towels and tote bag the best.

The entire box retailed $ 114.50 just for$39.95! If you pre-pay for a 3, 6, 12 month subscription you will receive a discount.

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Wantable Make Up- April’s Review

April 7th, 2014

Wantable offers three types of subscriptions: Accessories, Make Up and Intimates. All boxes are priced at $36.00 for a subscription or $40.00 for a one-time purchase, both choices offer free shipping.

If you don’t like the box you received, Wantable allows you to return it. Being able to return your box is an added benefit that most subscription companies don’t offer. Additionally, should you desire to skip a month or cancel Wantable provides the option to do so.

Wantable offers the opportunity to complete a style profile for each type of box. The style profile works this way – you are shown a picture of an item and rate it on a sliding scale ranging from love it to dislike it. Based on your ratings, Wantable is able to send items you truly desire and you are not left receiving something which does not match your taste or style. I assume this also keeps their returns to a minimum.

I started experimenting with make up in middle school but it wasn’t until high school that I started wearing make up everyday. Even now, years after high school and college I still love playing with make up. With age, you tweak your style, learn new tips and and evolve into wearing make up that best suits you. Even on days that I am staying home I still put on a little make up to make me feel better and it works every time.

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After filling out my make up profile on Wantable, I was anxious to see what they would send for such a fair-skinned girl like myself. To their credit, every product sent was a perfect fit for my coloring!

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The first item I pulled out of my box was a compressed mineral blush from La Bella Donna. It has a lovely warm peach hue which will high light my cheek bones nicely for the Spring and Summer months. This mineral blush is lightweight and formulated to give your cheeks a healthy and all natural glow. ($27.00 La Bella Donna )

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Next out of my box was eyeliner from Cailyn Cosmetics. This black eyeliner pencil has the intensity of a liquid liner with the ease of a pencil. I tried this out and it has a nice rich black color making my eyes pop out quite nicely. ( $7.00 Cailyn Cosmetics)

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Normally, I am a lip balm person for every day use but I do put on lipstick when I have something to do or attend an event. My third item was a nice subtle apricot color lipstick from DEX New York called Court Street Apricot. This color is perfect for everyday wear and I may even start wearing lipstick a bit more often then usual. ($22.00 DEX New York)

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Of all the different types of make up on the market, I probably spend the most amount of money on mascara. If you are anything like me, you’ve spent a good time searching for a mascara that flatters your lashes, doesn’t clump and is reasonably priced. Right now, I switch back and forth between two mascaras – one on the higher end of price spectrum and the other, the low end and have been using them religiously for years. The last item in my box was black Extreme Volumizing Mascara from Sorme. This mascara helps your lashes get a full maximum look while it conditioning and strengthening. Extreme Volumizing Mascara contains Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E- all designed to nourish your lash. I did give this a try over the weekend and I was pleasantly surprised, it did not clump or smear and my lashes truly looked fuller. ($19.00 Sears)

This box retailed $75.00, an excellent deal (more than double) for the subscription price of $36.00. This is make up that I will use and look forward to wearing.

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