Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bulu Box!

Bulu box is a monthly subscription service for nutritional and supplement samples and each month you get 4-5 samples.  There are two different boxes you can get, either the regular box which has samples geared toward general health or a weight loss box, which has samples to help you lose weight of course.

I got the weight loss box simply because I hadn't seen a ton of reviews for it and I've seen a bunch for the regular box. They also sent me a coupon code to share with you all. "Bulu3Month" is good for a 3 month subscription for $15 instead of $30.  And that's such a good deal I think I'll be taking advantage too. The also have a point reward system to purchase full sizes of the samples you get.

The first things in the box, as always, are info cards.  The bottom card is the info card for all the samples and the top card  has info about Jay Cardiello, the founder of the JCORE system and it also has a bunch of simple tips to help your workouts.

The next thing is a code to get $5 to try Gympact.  Gympact is where you can earn cash rewards for working out, and it's paid for by people donating to the site who want to motivate people to work out.  The code is "BuluPact".

Next is one of the items from Jay Cardiello's JCORE system.  It's a calorie,gluten and caffeine free drink mix, made with Teavigo green tea.  It is supposed to increase metabolism and fat breakdown,and is also supposed to support cardiovascular health and increase antioxident activity. All you do is add it to 16-20 oz. of water.   It's lemonade flavor and it costs $39.99 for 90 servings which comes out to about 45 cents a packet. I'll probably try this or the other drink mix purely for the flavor after I'm done writing up the post.

The next item is the other drink mix. It's fruit punch flavor and is meant to be taken before during or after a work out. It's supposed to increase nitric oxide production to reduce fatigue and improve muscle recovery.  It also has an energy blend of  natural caffeine,green tea extract, and green coffee extract.  You add this packet to 8 oz of water. A full size canister costs $35.99

The next thing are Neocell Beauty Bursts. They are supposed to promote smoother, more radiant skin,hair and nails with collagen 1 and 3.  Since this was a "food" item and it was fresh mint chocolate I decided to try one of the two little chews.  There was hardly any chocolate flavor but there was a of mint flavor.  It was so minty that it was almost bitter.  That's just me though I'm a bit sensitive to mint.  For a bag of 60 chews it costs $15.95

My favorite thing in this box was this Promax fit 'n crisp bar.  It's a protein snack to curb cravings for junk food.  It's like a rice crispies treat but better for you.  I had to try this because I love rice crispies treats and I wanted to see if this would taste gross.  It was delicious and I felt kinda full after half of the bar.  These will cost you $19.50 for 12 bars.

The last thing was Plantiva AllerDX which is supposed to boost your immune systems' tolerance to the environment around you.  It's basically just an all natural allergy medication that works within 10-20 minutes and is non-drowsy and stimulant free. Now I don't know about you but the allergy stuff I take does not work that fast and makes me sleepy so if I take this and it works I will definitely be switching to this. This costs $21.95 for 60 caps.

All in all this was a pretty good sample box filled with interesting samples that I look forward to trying.

You can get your own box at Bulu Box and don't forget to use code "Bulu3Month to get a 3 month subscription for only $30 or use code Leonard to get your first box free and $10 every month after that.

If you want to watch my unboxing it's here.

Bulu Box sent me this box free to review but my opinions are my own.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Nail Art Society!

So I asked Nail Art Society if they would send me a kit to unbox and review and they did! This month's theme was Kiss 'N' Tell, because they teamed up with Kiss.  I just got it, so I had to do the unboxing and take pictures and write up this post right away so I can start playing with all my awesome new stuff!  Thank you so much NAS for sending this to me!

The first thing in the kit are these cards.  One is a how-to guide to get the look, one is a theme and info card with some different looks you can do with the kit by Emily aka @lacquerologist and the other is about this month's nail art guru Lynette Cenee.

The next thing in the kit is Kiss Nail Artist 3D Charms.  Oh my goodness, are these adorable.  There's a little heart with cherries, and a cute bow, a beautiful blue butterfly and I think there's a donut. Plus there's a bunch of different shapes and sizes of rhinestones.  I got distracted looking at the package by planning out how I was going to use them.  Glue is included, and that is always appreciated.

The next thing in the kit was a Kiss Nail Artist Paint & Stencil Kit.  I came with orange, yellow and purple glitter nail paint plus 30 nail stencils.  I think this was the thing I was most excited to get.  I love the colors and I can't wait to use them.

The next things were two packages of Kiss Nail Dress nail polish stickers in Teddy and Corset.  They aren't really stickers I just say that because it's an easy way to describe them because you stick them on your nails.  The package comes with 28 strips and you can use them on your fingernails or toenails.  Frankly I cannot wait to get Corset (the neon dots) on my toes for a cute summery look.

Next up is Kiss Nail Artist Flat Stickers.  Now these are really stickers.  There are two different "kinds" in the package, There are flowers and then some swirly vine looking ones.  These are very cute and easy to use.  You paint your nails and let them dry, put the stickers down in the design you want, then put a top coat on.  I am a huge fan of an accent nail and now I have a ton of cute ways to do one.

The very last thing and possibly the most awesome, is the Kiss Marbelizing pen & polish.  Now I'm glad this is a polish as well because I love these colors.  The marbelizing looks really simple to do.  You paint your nails, put dots of color down then drag the pen tip through the dots.  Sounds easy enough, but just watch I'll be able to mess it up.

That's everything that came in this month's kit and holy cow is it worth a lot more than a $10 a month membership.  I definitely think I will be joining if every month is going to be this awesome.

If you would like to sign up for Nail Art Society then click here: Nail Art Society. But be aware that they are getting so many new customers that it's invitation only right now, which means you put in your email address and they will send you an invite to join when a spot opens up.

If you would like to watch my unboxing video click here: TheKyrinnia's Youtube.

Nail art Society sent me this kit but the opinions of the contents are my own

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pampered Pink Box!

Pampered Pink box is a new monthly subscription that is made to make you feel pretty when us ladies are feeling yucky during a certain time...if you know what I mean.

Tracy from Pampered Pink was nice enough to send me one of the boxes,they come in petite and luxe, and now I'm gonna share some pictures with you of the contents.  Albeit they are not excellent photos my camera was being a brat so I apologize for the quality.

The prices of each box are:
Petite- $12 a month,$33 for 3 months,$60 for 6 months, and $108 for a whole year.
Luxe- $30 a month, $84 for 3 months,$156 for 6 months and $288 for a whole year

The Petite box comes with 5-7 sample sized pampering products from Indie, new, or recognized brands; as well as special offers from merchants and "Your At Home Spa Recipe" or tips & tricks,wrapped in lush packaging.

The Luxe box comes with 2 full size bath/spa products, and/or pampering accessories, 1 skin care item, & at least 2 sample sized pamper products from Indie, new, or recognized brands; special offers from merchants and "Your At Home Spa Recipe" or tips & tricks,wrapped in lush packaging.

This is a photo of the Petite box, it's quite thin and everything came wrapped in some pretty black tissue paper.

These are Fekkai Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. They are suppossed to smooth defrizz and detangle.  I haven't used these yet, but I'm sure they will be awesome.

This is Pura Gioia,Elena's Blush, Foaming Bath Butter Scrub.  It's an organic turbinado brown sugar & Mexican cane sugar body joy.  It smells so good. I expected it to just smell sweet but there are other things going on there to make a complex and enjoyable aroma.  If someone wanted to send me a full size of this I would be thrilled.

 This is Smash Cosmetics in Erratic.  It's a very pretty dusky purple loose mineral eyeshadow.  It's quite shimmery and I like it very much.

This is an Yves Rocher Pure System Daily Exfoliating Cleanser. It has organic aloe vera pulp and salicylic acid.  Looking forward to using this because it's soap free so it doesn't dry the skin and it's paraben free.

This is Snail Nutrition BB Cream by Skin79.  It's made in Korea and apparently all the best beauty creams are but I'm wary of trying this because it looks like it's made with snail secretions!  On the packaging it says it's supposed to whiten the skin, improve wrinkles and that it has an spf of 45.  It says it keeps the skin moist and healthy by forming a protective layer if used as the last step in your skin care routine.

The next thing is a shimmering whipped body creme in the scent Ocean.  There's not a brand name on the package which is sad because is smells so nice and leaves glitter on your skin.  This is another product I wouldn't mind having a full size of.

UPDATE:  It's made by the Handmaden Soap.Co.-http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHandmadenSoapCo or http://www.handmadensoaps.com/

The last thing in my box is a recipe for an at home peppermint facial. And I said in my Youtube video of the unboxing that I would share the recipe so here goes:
1T Milk
1 drop peppermint oil
3 tsp.distilled water
2-3 T Kaolin Clay (may substitute cornstarch but will lose the benefits of the clay)

Mix to form a smooth paste.  Apply to face,avoiding eyes. Once the masque hardens gently peel and rub off.  Wash face with warm water and pat dry.

Use the masque right after preparation and discard any that is unused. Do not use if allergic to any of the ingredients.

 All in all this is a very nice box and I enjoyed it.  If you want to get your own Pampered Pink Box go to http://thepamperedpinkbox.com/ and sign up.  If you would like to watch the unboxing video of this box go to  http://youtu.be/vbYXBMx6y7I.  Thank you once again Tracy!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Bride Box + Giveaway!

More from my growing addiction I bring you the Bride Box.

    This is the premier month for Bride Box and they send you cute, handmade items to make your wedding just a smidge better.  A Bride Box subscription will run you $35 a month but I got 50% off because I asked them if I could blog them and they said yes! Thank you Bride Box ladies.

This post is picture heavy to show more detail than my unboxing video here. So without further ado I give you the items of May's Bride Box.

First off we have the info card and a handy wedding countdown planner.  I really like the info card because it was cute and big and made out of parchment,not like most info cards, so classy.  And with the wedding countdown I recommend laminating it so if you need to change something you can just erase the old info and it will still look neat and pretty.

Next we have a custom made Whimsical Burlap Banner.  Mine says KISS but you can get yours to say what you want.  You can get one at Bride Box.

Next was a little extra thing.  It is a cream cleanser from Guinot.

The next thing I received is Rhinestone shoe stickers that say I Do.  This is such a cute idea, especially if you are having trouble thinking of what to do for your Something Blue.  Just put these on the bottom of your shoes.  You can also get these at Bride Box and if you use code: METOOMAY at checkout you will receive 20% off a second pair or the Me Too sticker set for your groom.

This is my favorite item out of the box and it is a Noell Desiree delicately designed,sterling silver wire necklace that features a Swarovski crystal. Custom necklaces are available and you can get them here or at Noell Desiree's site here.

And the last thing is something super cute.  It's lip and mustache shaped chocolates from Teresa Marie Designs.  Use them to take fun and silly pictures at your wedding then gobble them up.  Weddings are stressful, you will need a treat.

The last thing that came in the box I don't have a picture of, because it's an app for your wedding. It's called Wedding Party App and it is a simple and fun way to capture and share your wedding with your guests.  You can get it for your iphone or android and it's free.

Remember that I Do sticker set from a little bit ago?  Well if you want one for yourself and don't want to buy one (they are only $8) then go watch my unboxing video here and subscribe and leave a comment. I will pick a random person to win one!

I just looked up the cost of the box and home made artsy things are ex-pen-sive!  The necklace is $45 the banner is $35, the stickers are $8 and the chocolates are $7,bringing the total of the items to $95.  I bought this half off the regular price but even at $35 a month that is a wicked good deal.  If you use the code: JUNEBRIDE you can receive $5 off a monthly subscription, $10 off a 6 month or $20 off a yearly subscription. You can use the code here:  www.thebridebox.net/June-bride.

I don't know if I'll keep up with my Bride Box Subscription but for right now, I am loving it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wantable Box!

I am so addicted to subscription boxes, like I seriously need rehab or the equivalent thereof.  One box I've had my eye on but have been a bit hesitant to purchase is the makeup box from Wantable.

The reason I have been wanting it is because it's not samples, they send you full size products and you fill out a profile you can customize to what you like.  If you don't want brow products or mascara slide the scale to dislike and they won't send you any. You are ok with matte eyeshadow or glitter nail polish, leave the slider on like. But if you are a fiend for lip gloss or beauty tools slide that sucker up to love.  It's entirely up to you.

The reason I have been hesitant is because of the price. It's 40 dollars for a one time box, but 36 dollars a month if you subscribe.

Now I have worked many jobs where part of it was asking for donations so there is no shame in my game anymore, so what did I do when faced with a dilemma of wanting Wantable and not so sure about affording it?  I asked them for one!  The people at Wantable were so awesome. They sent me a box to review.  I loved everything in the box.  All the makeup goodies even came is a gorgeous velvet bag.

So here are pictures and descriptions of everything I got:
This is the actual box, the velvet bag and a set of Frownies Eye Gels.  They are anti-oxidant moisturizing gel patches to improve the appearance of discolored skin and fine lines.  They are also reusable in combination with Frownies Rose Water Hydrator Spray.  I cannot wait to use these!

The next item is a cool plumping lip gloss in Just Lust by beauty for real.  I love the color but what is amazing about this lip gloss is that there's a mirror on the side and the applicator lid lights up! Holy cow, coolest lip gloss ever!  Bonus awesomeness is that they don't test on animals and is paraben free. It's also infused with marine collagen, grape seed and green tea extracts, aloe vera and avocado oils.

The next two products are both from Mia BelleZZa, which I could not pronounce right in my unboxing video to save my life. The first one is an automatic long lasting eyeliner in Onyx and the other is an eyeshadow duo in Vino.  I love these colors, purples really make my amber eyes pop! And I just ran out of my other eyeliner so that was good timing to get this one.

The next thing is a nail polish by Color Club in First Looks.  This is a sort of dark teal but it has a really cool and pretty purple sheen.  I'll be trying this in my next mani but I am digging my black nails with star shaped rhinestone accent nails right now.

The last thing I received in my box of amazingness was an eyeshadow compact from Peepers by Darla in the color Betty Jane.  You can't really tell from my picture but the eyeshadow is a really pretty light shimmery green, which I love because it's really in for Spring right now.

So I loved everything about this and I think I might be subscribing if I can work things out.  Also I forgot to mention, not only does Wantable do these amazing personalized makeup boxes, they also do jewelry boxes!  Prices for the jewelry box are the same as for the makeup box.

If you are looking for an amazing box where you get to pick what kind of full size products you get, then definitely get Wantable.

Monday, May 6, 2013

My prizes!

Last month I won the mystery mashup contest from the Small Towns & City Lights blog.  While it took a while for the prizes to be sent out I absolutely love them!

  Small Towns & City Lights does a lot of subscription box reviews so the mystery mashup contest was one thing from 5 different subscription boxes:
-My Cotton Bunny BFF Bundle Box
-A+ Fancy Box
-PopSugar Must Have
-(Original) Fancy Box

From the Cotton Bunny Box, I got a box of U by Kotex designer tampons.-$5
  From the A+ Fancy Box (curated by Ashton Kutcher) I got  a Pilot & Captain Tokyo t-shirt.-$32
 From the Dottiebox I got a coffee cup cozy from Baby off the Hook.$6
 From the PopSugar box I got The New Black nail polish set in Pardon My French-$10
 Finally from the original Fancy Box I got a Clocky Rolling Runaway Alarm Clock.-$45

Holy cow this prize box is worth almost $100!  That's amazing, and I'm so glad I won.  I'll probably be handing out all the stuff to friends and family because I love them and want to share.

The best part of the box I was sent wasn't even the prizes.  The girls from Small Towns & City Lights took the time to write me a handwritten note card.  That was so sweet.

                                                         Thank you Rachel and Kayla!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Review:AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Intensive Night Cream

Now that I've been using the intensive night cream for a while, I thought I would give you my updated thoughts on the product. I still love it!

 For those of you who didn't read my first impressions blog post, this cream contains a proven concentrate of Active Naturals Total Soy Complex boosted with vitamin B3 to help  diminish the appearance of dullness, blotchiness and brown spots. It's oil free hydrating formula works while you sleep to reveal a more even, more radiant complexion. It's even gentle enough for every day use, which is really good because I have sensitive skin.

This cream feels thick and luxurious when you put it on and it smells heavenly. My face still tingles when I put it on but it's not painful just odd. My skin is so soft and I can see it improving a little each day.  I would show you pictures but there was an unfortunate accident with scratching a bug bite and it's not pretty, people.

I would definitely still recommend this if you are looking for a cream to help with tone, dullness,brown spots,texture, or blotchiness. If you want to get your own jar it goes for $14.99-$16.99 at stores like Walmart or Target or at drugstore.com

Also check out http://www.aveeno.com/ to see the rest of their amazing products.

In closing, my radiant dream for 2013 is that we have safety and peace.