The HolBOX Review – My Kind of Subscription Box

I haven’t been riding the subscription box train for awhile. I mean, truthfully…when you are the opposite of a hoarder, more random products that you probably won’t use not only clutters your space but also seem pointless if you’re already beauty blogger. However, when a gal pal told me about The HolBOX, I knew I had to at least give this box a whirl.

HOLBox

First of all, ignore the fact that I have found a way to justify bringing MOAR items up in my house, but here’s why HolBOX is different. You ready? This box is designed for women who want to live a more holistic life. The products featured aren’t just beauty-related. In fact, many have multipurpose uses that can be used for the body (in and out), household, hair, etc. You get 5-7 full size samples of goodies that come to you wrapped in a beautiful piece of fabric that can used for the head or however you see fit. See!! Not just your average beauty box…

The HOLBox

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KBShimmer Summer 2015 Nail Polish Collection

KBShimmer Summer 2015 Nail Polish Collection

I’m not gonna lie – KBShimmer is the only nail polish brand that I get reallllly excited about. Everyone else does great work but KBS, I feel, is steadily murking the nail polish game. And I’m loving it. I only purchased 4 of the 28 polishes in the summer collection but really I want to go back for more. My wallet is arguing with me about that so hmmm, we’ll see.  In the meantime, I wanted to show off these gorgeous picks.

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Jolen and A Hair Free Summer

I’m a hairy beast, y’all. And don’t think this is a complaint. I’m not one of those women that needs to have a hair-less body. I completely stop shaving my legs during the cooler months and have no problem with the inch long hurr on my arms. It is what it is, ya know? However, in the summer, you won’t see me sporting hairy under arms, a visible ‘stache and beard and a bikini line that looks like a forest is bustin’ through. No shame in my girls who do sport those things but hey…it’s not for me. And this is why I wax, tweeze, thread, pluck and shave.

Jolen Facial Hair Remover

Buuuut, when I got the opportunity to test drive Jolen’s Creme Bleaches and Facial Hair Remover Kit, I could not have been more excited. Changing the color of the hair means I don’t have to head to my threading lady as often as I do now. Win! Jolen does a great job at helping users know that in order to get the best results, they should test the products on their skin first. I decided not to use the Creme Bleach just because I wasn’t sure of its efficacy for darker skinned people with dark hair.

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butter LONDON nail polish has a new formula!

butter LONDON

It has been forever and a day since I’ve heard anything new from butter LONDON nail polish. Yes, they’ve been releasing new collections and shades but when a box of their newest Patent Shine 10x formula polishes landed on my doorstep, I knew that big things were happenin’. 

butter LONDON nail polish

So many nail polish companies have been jumping on that gel thing and I’m just so excited to see something different. Just a regular ole’ formula with that promises to leave a shiny finish. Yes. I can do that. That works for me. I test drove these 4 shades…

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OFRA Cosmetics Mina Liquid Lipstick Review & Giveaway

OFRA Mina Liquid Lipstick

I told you I’d be back with another post showcasing the glorious OFRA Cosmetics. I’ve been slowly making my way around some of those goodies that I got from the blogger meetup. And when I heard that my girl Mina was the inspiration behind the brand’s newest Liquid Lipstick, I just HAD to buy one. I mean, yes, I wanted to support my girl, but ohmigoodness, I was in love the first time I saw that color.

OFRA Mina liquid lipstick

See what I’m sayin’? I can also understand how a shade like this may intimidate some people. At first glance, it appears to be a bit dark and vampy and fitting for the cooler seasons, but hey – don’t go around judging lippies at first glance, girl. 

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Paula’s Choice Skincare Review

Woohoo y’all! I am so excited to finally be blogging about this skincare brand because ever since I announced that I’d be test driving some of their products, many of you gals mentioned how much you LOVE Paula’s Choice. This is a sponsored post through PRIMP and I am so fortunate that I got to try a line of items that were specifically recommended to me by Paula’s Choice fabulous team of experts.

Paula's Choice products

I’ve been playing around with these products for quite some time and as with all skincare products, my opinions may vary compared to the opinions of others. I will say that like with all brands, you will likely find the best results by using an entire line-up of a brand’s products versus just a cleanser, treatment or moisturizer. Make sense? Firstly, let’s see what items were recommended for my acne-prone, hormonal skin that gets blazed by the Florida sun daily.

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I Played With Nail Polish

The other day I played in nail polish. Y’all have no idea how long it has been since I had some fun and no pressure play time in my nail polish stash. It doesn’t happen often. In fact, it happened WAY more pre-kid. Now instead of playing in polishes, I’m too busy cleaning a kitchen, attempting to spend time with Esposo or just diving into my newest hobby, reading. But whatever. Sometimes you gotta take it back and play, man.

nail polish

And play, I did! These are all random polishes that I just grabbed from my stash. They are mostly from the Fall 2014 season and sent to me by the brands. Here’s to hoping there are still available should you fall in love with any of them!

 Zoya Savita nail polish

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