FabFitFun – Spring 2019 Review

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

FabFitFun (Fab Fit Fun = FFF) is a quarterly subscription box. You can choose to be a quarterly or annual subscriber. Quarterly cost is $54.99 while an annual cost is roughly $49.99 per quarter. Each subscription allows you to customize certain items in your box (quarterly gets to customize three items while annual gets to customize five).

Per their website, “As a FabFitFun Member, you’ll get a box of fabulous finds in beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness, hand-picked by the FabFitFun team, delivered once per season. Four times a year, you will be sent a seasonal box! Each box is limited edition and contains $200+ in retail value. Boxes are shipped in March, June, September, and December.”

My particular box & customizations came to a Retail Value of $297.95

I have been so excited waiting on this box! The Spring 2019 box has eight items and I was able to customize three of them (each customization has three or more options to choose from). My picture was a little blurry but I think I was shaking with excitement!

The cover story of the FFF magazine focuses on Venus Williams who has a product in the box. The magazine has 34 pages.

The magazine also has a “What’s in the box” to show all the different customization options and the other three products that everyone will receive.

The have a contest to win a trip just for sharing your box on social media!

You have the ability to purchase “add-ons” every quarter and I will do a separate post for my add-ons. This post is solely focusing on the eight item Spring 2019 box.

Item 1: Everyone was able to customize this option – Deux Lux – Demi Backpack – Retail Value $75 – You could choose between 1) Show Me Your Mumu – Brie Robe valued at $84, 2) this backpack, or 3) Unplug Meditation – Aromatherapy Diffuser valued at $55.

We choose the backpack because it will get the most use for my family – My ten year old, my teens, and I can all get use out of it. My ten year old especially loves it because she doesn’t always get to use items out of our boxes since a lot are beauty products.

It will lay flat in a suitcase so it will be wonderful for travel.

This is made of vegan leather which I appreciate and has one small pocket inside. It says to not machine wash but… it’s white and will get thrown in the wash eventually. Not sure how that will turn out but I’m okay with it. Made in China.

Item 2: Everyone was able to customize this option – Quay Australia Sunglasses – Vivienne in “Black/Smoke” – Retail Value $60 – You could choose between 1) Quay Australia Sunglasses – My Girl – Retail Value $55, 2) the sunglasses I chose, 3) Sunnylife – Lovers Picnic Set in “Malibu” – Retail Value $30, or 4) Korres – Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial – Retail Value $48.

I used these sunglasses yesterday and today and am very pleased! I am super sensitive to sunlight and I felt like these did a great job.

The case has an opening that is thick enough to protect the glasses when holding them. The opening stays shut as well which is nice so you don’t have random things falling in the case while it’s in your purse or bag.

These have the highest protection from the sun available at a Category 3.

Item 3: Everyone was able to customize this option – Mystery Item – Valued at $20 or more – We received a “LOVE bracelet” by Maya Brenner. I am not sure of the exact value but deducting all other items, it seems like this is valued at $12.95, not $20+. We are pleased with the item though. You could choose between 1) Giadzy – Copper Plate Measuring Spoons – Retail Value $15, 2) Lavido – Aromatic Body Lotion in “Mandarin, Orange, & Bergamot,” or 3) a mystery item.

Since this was my first ever FFF box, I thought I would choose the mystery item and I’m happy I did even though the value is lower than stated. My 13 year old loves it!

It is small and dainty. Still glad I chose this option.

Item 4: Only Annual Subscribers got to customize this option. We received The2Bandits – Athens Necklace – Retail Value $30. The options were 1) this necklace, 2) Ciate London – Extraordinary Translucent Setting Powder – Retail Value $22, or 3) S’ip By S’Well – Water Bottle – Retail Value $19.99.

My 13 year old was so excited. She wanted all three of these options but was happy with the necklace since she also got the bracelet. The instructions say to not get the necklace wet so I doubt it’s the greatest quality but it is still cute. Made in China.

Item 5: Only Annual Subscribers got to customize this option. We received the Tula – Purifying Face Cleanser – Retail Value $28. The options were 1) this cleanser, 2) Daily Concepts – Daily Detox Brush – Retail Value $18, or 3) Eleven By Venus – Jump Rope – Retail Value $15.

This is a probiotic gel cleanser. I have truly loved this product! It smells great and I love the way it foams up. It does a great job of cleaning my skin. Made in USA.

Item 6: All subscribers received this item – Ouai – Leave In Conditioner – Retail Value $26 – This product seems very thick but I love the way it sprays out. It is supposed to smooth, soften, and detangle hair. It has a lovely smell that is reminiscent of a perfume.

This product is paraben free and not tested on animals. Made in the USA.

Item 7: All subscribers received this item – Dr. Brandt Skincare – Needles No More – No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel – Retail Value $42.00 – This is a salmon colored gel that is supposed to correct dark circles.

This really is a salmon color and goes on smooth.

This is made for all skin types.

You can use this product under makeup or alone.

Made in the USA.

Item 8: All subscribers received this item – Manna Kadar – Champagne Body Scrub – Retail Value $24 – This is an exfoliating scrub. There is a metal seal over the top of the container which I have not opened yet since I am working through some other products first.

This product is made in China which is always concerning but I will give it a try. The product is not tested on animals.

FabFitFun has a large online community with FFF TV and FFF Community. The online community is really active with topics about products, daily life, trading, meet-ups, etc.

I have been so pleased with FFF and cannot wait for the next upcoming event which is the “edit sale” (an online sale of products at discounted prices). Also looking forward to the summer box!

There was a learning curve of how to figure out this particular subscription – the customizations, the add-ons, the community, etc. If you have any questions on how this works, please feel free to leave a comment below. I would be happy to help!

If this is something that you would be interested in trying, please use the link below to receive $10 off of your first box.

http://xo.fff.me/maMXC

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L’Occitane order – Review #1

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

L’Occitane is a high-end French skincare brand. I love trying high-end products and was able to get an amazing deal and some free products to try all for $11.77! That included tax and free shipping.

None of the links provided are affiliate links, providing them for reference.

The products shipped and arrived quickly.  I apologize for the blurry pictures but it’s after the fact and wanted to show how it arrived.

Everything is packaged nicely and bubble packing to ensure proper delivery. I apologize for the blurry pictures but it’s after the fact & wanted to show how it arrived.

I ordered one item with two products, received a free sample, a free gift with purchase, and free box for gift wrap. All products are made in France.

Item 1: Youthful Immortelle Divine Duo – $11.00 – This is the one product I purchased. It comes with Immortelle Oil Make-Up Remover 1 fl oz & Immortelle Divine Cream Net Wt. 0.14 oz. https://usa.loccitane.com/youthful-immortelle-divine-duo,82,1,29206,1286773.htm#descriptionSection

The Immortelle Oil Make-Up Remover comes in 1 fl. oz and really does smell like oil, like a cooking oil. The full-size product of 6.7 fl oz retails for $34.00. https://usa.loccitane.com/immortelle-oil-make-up-remover,82,1,29206,691480.htm

The Immortelle Divine Cream comes in a Net Wt. 0.14 oz smells so clean and fresh! The cream has a nice, thick consistency. The full-size product of 1.7 oz retails for $110.00. https://usa.loccitane.com/immortelle-divine-cream,82,1,53640,1105954.htm

This is so much detail for this tiny container.

Item 2: Free Gift with Purchase – 4 piece Almond Body Smoothing Gift – This came in a gorgeous yellow ribboned box with three products. The box is one of the pieces.

The box is so adorable! The three products are Shower Oil, Supple Skin Oil, and Delicious Hands.

The Almond Supple Skin Oil is .5 fl oz. It smells amazing! The full size is 3.4 oz and retails for $50.00. https://usa.loccitane.com/almond-supple-skin-body-oil,82,1,29229,1197646.htm

The Almond Shower Oil is 1.1 fl oz. This transforms into a foam when mixed with water. The full size product with pump is 16.9 fl oz and retails for $42.00. https://usa.loccitane.com/almond-shower-oil,82,1,29229,263293.htm

The Almond Delicious Hands is 0.3 oz. This product goes on smoothly and is not greasy. The scent was okay but I expected a little more. The 1 oz size retails for $12.00 https://usa.loccitane.com/almond-delicious-hands,82,1,29229,1034486.htm

Item 3: Sample packets of the Almond Smoothing Body Care Routine – Milk Concentrate, Shower Oil, and Supple Skin Oil.

Item 4: Free Gift Wrapping Kit – Wow! This box is so nice and you can tell it is of good quality! If you are buying a gift for someone, I highly recommend getting the free gift wrapping kit. It arrives flat for you to put together with tissue and a ribbon.

Here is a view of the top of the box.

I am so excited to get to try all of these products for the amount that I paid. I love high-end products but getting smaller sizes & samples are the way to go to see if you like them before purchasing larger containers.

None of the links provided are affiliate links. These products are also available at Sephora and on Amazon but I prefer to buy directly from their website to get the extra perks of free samples & free gift with purchase. If you have any questions on these or how to get the free gift with purchase, please let me know in the comments below.

https://usa.loccitane.com/

Target Beauty Box – March 2019 Review

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Target Beauty Boxes are my favorites! These boxes will have at least 5 sample size products with most boxes costing around $7.00. They are not a subscription. You order these directly from the Target website and occasionally they have them available in store at specific times of the year (such as Christmas).

This month’s theme is ‘March into Spring.’ http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=54457287&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Ftarget-beauty-box-153-march%2F-%2FA-54457287

This box is a beautiful green for Spring and has 6 products (one is full size!).

As always, the card has the product descriptions and a coupon for $3.00 off of a $15.00 beauty purchase.

Item 1: Bliss – Rose Gold Rescue Gentle Foaming Cleanser (for sensitive skin) – Full-size price $10.99 for 6.4 oz – I have not had an opportunity to use this product yet but it definitely smells good! It is made with rose water extract and also has a rose gold shimmer to give your skin a subtle glow. This is a cruelty free product that is made in the USA. The full-size product has a nice pump on it which I prefer on cleansers so they are easier to use in the shower. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=75561305&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fbliss-rose-gold-rescue-gentle-foaming-cleanser-6-4-fl-oz%2F-%2FA-75561305

Item 2: Love Beauty & Planet – Smooth and Serene Argan Oil & Lavender Shampoo – Full-size price $6.99 for 13.5 oz – I have used this brand of shampoo and it worked well but haven’t used this scent/formula before. This particular one is for “calming definition for frizzy hair.” The smell is really nice. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=52513576&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Flove-beauty-planet-argan-oil-lavender-smooth-serene-shampoo-13-5-fl-oz%2F-%2FA-52513576

This is made with organic coconut oil, safe for colored hair, vegan, plant based cleanser, & not tested on animals. There are no silicones, parabens, or dyes.

Item 3: Love Beauty & Planet – Smooth and Serene Argan Oil & Lavender Conditioner – Full-size price $6.99 for 13.5 oz – I have used this brand of conditioner before and it was not my favorite. It says to avoid the roots which I did not follow that instructions so I am ready to try it again with this different formula for anti-frizz. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=52513577&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Flove-beauty-planet-argan-oil-lavender-smooth-serene-conditioner-13-5-fl-oz%2F-%2FA-52513577

This product uses organic coconut oil, safe for colored hair, vegan, plant based detanglers, and not tested on animals. There are no silicones, parabens, or dyes.

Item 4: TRESemme – Botanique Nourish & Replenish Mask – Retail price $1.99 – This is an intensive hair mask for color-treated hair. Made with pomegranate & camellia oil. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/201333/2092?prodsku=75561022&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Ftresemme-botanique-color-vibrance-and-shine-intensive-mask-1-5oz%2F-%2FA-75561022

This is sulfate free, paraben free, and dye free. It says you see “results in 1 use.”

Item 5: SheMoisture – Matcha Green Tea & Probiotics Soothing Toner & Hydrating Mist – Full-size price $10.99 for 4 oz – I’ve been pleased with the Shea Moisture products that we have tried in the past so I was excited to try this. It smells so clean and fresh and I really love this! I will definitely purchase this again in the future. This is a cruelty free product that is manufactured in the USA using globally sourced ingredients. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=53228717&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fsheamoisture-matcha-green-tea-and-probiotics-soothing-toner-and-hydrating-mist-4-5-fl-oz%2F-%2FA-53228717

Item 6: SheaMoisture – Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment – Retail price $8.99 – This box included the full size product! We received this product in the Bless Box and really like it. It is “sugarcane extract & meadowfoam seed – silicone free miracle styler leave-in treatment w/marshmallow root.” It is made for all hair types with no sulfates, parabens, minerals oil, propylene glycol, phthalates, & petrolatum. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=53361263&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fsheamoisture-sugarcane-extract-meadowfoam-seed-leave-in-hair-treatment-3-4-fl-oz%2F-%2FA-53361263

This is a cruelty free product that is manufactured in the USA using globally sourced ingredients.

I am always blown away by the value that is in the Target Beauty Boxes. They come available every month with different brands and products. I truly think this is the best value box available.

If you would like to purchase this particular box, please use the link below. These boxes usually sell out quickly every month. If you have any questions on any of the products listed, please let me know in the comments below.

Target Beauty Box – February 2019 Review

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

I am in love with Target Beauty Boxes! The boxes have at least 5 sample size products. Most boxes run around $7.00 but they occasionally have special editions that can run approximately $10-$15. They are not a subscription. You order these directly from the Target website and occasionally they have them available in store.

Each box is specifically designed for the theme. This month’s theme was ‘Love Yourself. ‘ Boxes typically sell out quickly but February is still available in the middle of March. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=54421857&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Ftarget-beauty-box-153-february-beauty%2F-%2FA-54421857

This box was loaded with 8 samples! They are good about putting tape on items that could possibly leak so everything arrives intact.

All products are listed on the enclosed card along with a coupon for $3.00 off of a $15.00 or more beauty purchase.

Item 1: Nexxus – Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Shampoo – Full-size price $11.99 for 8.5 oz – This product smells amazing! It is silicone and sulfate free. “Clinically proven visible color vibrancy after one use”

Item 2: Nexxus – Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Conditioner – Full-size price $11.99 for 8.5 oz – I love it that this product is silicone & sulfate free. “Clinically proven visible color vibrancy after one use” http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=75561058&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fnexxus-color-assure-cleansing-conditioner-for-color-treated-hair-8-5oz%2F-%2FA-75561058

Item 3: Love Beauty & Planet – Citrus Peel Dry Shampoo – Full-size price $6.99 for 4.3 oz – This product smells amazing and did not leave anything yucky in my hair. My hair felt clean and did not look greasy or extra dry. This product is safe for colored hair. It is vegan & not tested on animals. No dyes or silicones. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/201333/2092?prodsku=52568979&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Flove-beauty-planet-citrus-peel-radical-refresher-uplifting-dry-shampoo-4-3oz%2F-%2FA-52568979

Item 4: Pantene – Airspray hairspray – Full-size price $4.99 for 7 oz – This is a Level 4 hold alcohol free hairspray. Made in the USA of imported ingredients. This particular Level 4 is no longer available but I have attached the link for the same product in the Level 3 hold. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=18768966&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fpantene-airspray-hairspray-7oz%2F-%2FA-18768966

Item 5: No7 – Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum – Full-size price $41.99 for .5 oz – The serum is “formulated with advanced anti-wrinkle peptide.” This product does not have much of a scent. Even though this is small, it takes very little to apply. It does not leave a greasy feel on the skin. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=53619298&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fno7-laboratories-line-correcting-booster-serum-0-5oz%2F-%2FA-53619298

I have not used enough of the product to see a difference. The Target beauty card suggest to mix the “serum into your usual moisturizer, eye cream, or foundation for an extra boost.” Made in the UK (doesn’t provide the exact country but the company is in Nottingham, England).

Item 6: Que Bella Professional – Selfie Ready Sheet Mask – Retail price $2.49 – These are sold as single masks which I appreciate so you don’t have to get a ton of them to try them out. They are a “make-up priming sheet masque.” Product of UK (specific country not listed but distributed by a company in England). http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=75556675&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fque-bella-professional-selfie-ready-make-up-priming-sheet-masque-facial-treatment-0-5oz%2F-%2FA-75556675

Item 7: Dove Shampoo/Conditioner 2-in-1 Clean+Fresh (Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner + Pyrithione Zinc) – Full-size price $4.89 for 12 oz. – This product says “Falke Free + PH Balanced.” I could not find this scent on Target but found the same one in Mint. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=51139435&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fdove-derma-care-scalp-invigorating-mint-anti-dandruff-2-in-1-shampoo-conditioner-12-fl-oz%2F-%2FA-51139435

These products are always good to have on hand, especially with the dry air in the house. The active ingredient is Pyrithione Zinc (1%).

Item 8: Native – Coconut & Vanilla Deodorant – #GoNative – Price $2.99 for this mini size of .35 oz or the full size is $11.99 for 2.65 oz – I am all for natural deodorants and couldn’t wait to try this product. It smells amazing and goes on easily, very smooth. It smells like suntan lotion and will go perfect with summer. While natural deodorants are more expensive, it is worth it to not put aluminum on your body. Here is the link for the mini size. I will provide the link for the full size as well above the next picture. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=75567586&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fnative-coconut-vanilla-deodorant-mini-0-35oz%2F-%2FA-75567586

This product is aluminum and paraben free. This is a cruelty free brand. Here is the link for the full size. http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=75567578&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fnative-coconut-vanilla-deodorant-2-65oz%2F-%2FA-75567578

I will say it again, I love Target Beauty Boxes! For only $7.00, I am able to try out so many products before purchasing they full-size that I might not like. These are one of my favorite beauty boxes because they are mostly brands that are household names and are easily accessible to everyone.

If you would like to purchase this particular box, please use the link below. Sometimes boxes are gone within a week of them being issued so I am very surprised this one has not sold out yet. If you have any questions on any of the products listed, please let me know in the comments below.

http://goto.target.com/c/1384476/78775/2092?prodsku=54421857&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Ftarget-beauty-box-153-february-beauty%2F-%2FA-54421857

Ipsy – Review #2

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription that costs $10 (plus tax) per month. You will receive five travel-size items and a makeup bag that is exclusive to Ipsy. The products can be anything beauty related such as perfume, hair care products, and make up.

The bag is a super cute rose gold color with a dark blue zipper.


For one day, the 2nd of every month, Ipsy offers add-ons. A sample size product is $3.00 and a full-size product is $12.00. We did two add-ons in this bag. Our bag had a mistake and we got an extra brush instead of the Ahava mud mask sample that I ordered. I have reached out to Ipsy to have my mud mask sent and to see how to return the extra brush. I will update this post once I have the resolution.

All products in this bag are from female-founded brands and “girl boss staples.”

Ipsy recently redid their beauty quiz and have a giveaway this month.

Item 1: OFra Cosmetics – Star Island Highlighter – This is a beautiful highlighter. This is large enough that it doesn’t seem like a sample size. It is infused with pearl pigments.

My teen loves highlighters so she was excited about this. Made in the USA.

Item 2: Answer From – Luminous Collagen Eye Cream – This has a nice clean scent and goes on smoothly. It is not greasy.

This container is tiny but it doesn’t take much to put this one. Made in Korea.

Item 3: Tarte – Maneater Voluptuous Mascara – I love Tarte products and this is no exception. Their products are made with “good-for-you” ingredients.

They are a cruelty-free brand.

Item 4: Jolii Cosmetics – Luxe Creme Matte in Lavanda – This is a matte liquid “lippie.”

I was impressed with this color. It was really pretty and wasn’t as bright on as I thought it would be. It was really smooth as well (made with a blend of shea butter & jojoba oil).

This product is vegan and cruelty-free. Made in China.

Item 5: Slmissglam – SS62 Short Shader Brush – This brush is beautiful! They sent me two by accident so I haven’t opened the 2nd one since I’m waiting to hear if they want me to send it back.

My teen loves brushes and this one has beautiful detailing. It is a synthetic brush that is created by YouTuber and beauty guru Stephanie Lewis.

Item 6: Add-on Item – MISSING – Ahave Mud Mask – $3.00 – Ipsy accidently sent me a 2nd brush instead of the mask. I have reached out to customer service to get this corrected.

Item 7: Add-on Item – Huda Beauty – Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey Obsessions – $12.00 – This palette is tiny but my teen LOVES the colors in it. Her friends loved it as well. There were three different palettes to choose from and we chose “smokey eye.”

I do not wear much makeup but I could tell these were nice shadows.

My kids and I have been getting the Ipsy bags for a year now and absolutely love them! This is the first time there has been an error on my bag and I’m confident it will be resolved quickly.

They have their own app which I love! They also offer a points system to earn free sample size products. You can earn points by reviewing your items every month and also earn points for referrals. They have products for purchase on their website as well.

If this is something you would be interested in trying, please use my link below. If you have any questions about Ipsy, please leave them below.

Say it with a Sock – Review #1

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Say It With A Sock is a monthly sock subscription. The normal cost is $11.99 per month for one pair. I also received a free pair since this was my first order.

Both pairs came in a thick plastic bag.

I have a feeling that this card went with socks that had pizza on them but we did not receive those.

Maybe the free pair of socks you receive for a referral has socks on it?

You can choose between a graphic or pattern pair of socks (or a mix where they choose). We chose patterned and both pairs are super cute.

Item 1: Navy Blue crew sock with orange accents.

The socks are very soft and seem well made.

These are made in China.

Item 2: Blue & white striped socks with yellow accents

My daughter wore these and they are super cute on.

I was pleased with this subscription but $11.99 is definitely too pricey for one pair of socks a month. The quality seems really nice though.

If this is something you would be interested in trying, please use the link below. If you need help with a coupon code, please leave a comment below.

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Allure Beauty Box – Review #1

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Allure Beauty Box is a monthly subscription box that provides at least 5 deluxe sample size products. Per their website, it contains “top makeup and skincare tested by Allure experts. Over $50 value per month for only $15 including shipping. “

I was excited to get this box to try something different and see the type of samples we would receive.

The box also comes with a plastic makeup bag and a booklet. The booklets explains what is in the box and promotion codes for each brand.

We received a total of 8 items including the bag.

Item 1: Plastic bag with metal snaps.

It expands on the bottom so it gives plenty of room. The bag is made in China.

Item 2: Au Natural – The Anywhere Creme Multistick in Grapefruit – Retail value $35.00 – This is a creme blush that can also be used on your eyelids and lips according to the box. This formula is organic and cruelty-free. This is quite a large size as well, definitely not a sample size product. Made in the USA.

Item 3: Mamonde – Rose Water Toner – Retail Value $23 – This product smells nice. It has a strong floral scent but not over the top. It is made from 100% organic damask roses. Made in Korea.

Item 4: Biossance – Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel – Retail Value $54 – This eye gel goes on smooth. I have only used it once so I didn’t notice a difference yet. It did not feel greasy which is always good. This is made for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Made in the USA.

Item 5: Acure – Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil in the scent Blue tansy & rose – Retail Value $12.99 for 1 oz. – This is made for normal to sensitive skin. It is 100% Vegan. Paraben, Sulfate, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Silicone, and Cruelty Free. The box says use 1-2 pumps and the Allure brochure shows a pump bottle – the product we received has a roller ball. I’m a little confused but I like the roller ball.

Item 6: Derma-E – Microdermabrasion Scrub – Retail Value $32.50 – I have been wanting a scrub/exfoliant so I was excited to see this in the box. This is 100% vegan, GMO-free, and cruelty-free.

The granules are super tiny and I love the feel of it on my hand. Can’t wait to try this!

Item 7: Ren – Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm – Retail Value $48 – This comes out like an ointment and the scent is ‘meh.’ It didn’t feel greasy though. Cruelty-free product.

This is made for sensitive, reactive skin.

Item 8: Vichy – mineral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster – Retail Value $29.50 – This is a skin-softening serum. This is for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

Very interesting origins and the innovation of the product. Made in France.

I was very pleased with the curation of this box for the price. Most of these brands were new to me which is why I love getting sample boxes. The box is $15.00 a month but they usually have a $5.00 of your first month option. They also often offer a free gift with your first box.

If this is something you would be interested in, please use the link below. If you need help finding coupon codes, please leave a comment below.

https://beautybox.allure.com/

KidBox – Review #1

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KIDBOX is a seasonal clothing subscription box for children that will include 5-7 items in every box. This box does not have a styling fee.

Here’s how it works: take the style quiz, order your box, and then you have 7 days after you receive your box to decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back.

The baby box ranges from newborn to 24 months and a whole box will be discounted to $68. Each box will contain 5-6 items.

Girls clothes go up to size 14 and a whole box will be discounted to $98. Each box will contain 6-7 items.

Boys clothes go up to size 16 and a whole box will be discounted to $98. Each box will contain 6-7 items.

Everything was packaged nicely so nothing would get damaged.

Here’s the first look inside the box.

The box came with a kids newspaper, a pencil/crayon pouch, crayons, and stickers.

They send you a bag and a prepaid return label for any items that you will be returning. Each season the box includes a free item and this go-round it was temporary tattoos.

My daughter received a total of 6 clothing items. We chose a size 14 in tops since she is between sizes and a size 12 in pants.

Each item is individually wrapped.

I appreciate things being individually wrapped for cleanliness.

The box also came with a note from her stylist. For every full box kept, they will cloth a child in need. You get to choose a specific charity that they donate to.

Here is a listing of all six items with the retail price, the KidBox price, and then the total box price. As you can see, keeping everything would save us $132.99 off the retail price.

Item 1: Samara – Yellow Sweater w/Bow – Size 14 – Retail Price $49.99 – KidBox Price $37.00 – This sweater was so incredibly adorable and my daughter loved it.

This is to give you a side view of the bow. I love the detail to make this a little different than a normal sweater.

Item 2: Lee – Girls Daisy Print Shorts – Size 12 – Retail Price $34.00 – KidBox Price $25.00 – These shorts paired so well with the yellow sweater.

They are super cute with just enough detailing. I like it that the pattern is not over the top.

The shorts were a little longer too which I appreciated.

Here’s a close-up of the design.

Item 3: French Toast – Girls Flutter Sleeve Tie Front in white – Size 14 – Retail Price $20.00 – KidBox Price $17.00 – This is just a plain white shirt (blouse?) but I like it that it had details to make it different. I’m not big on a white shirt for kids but this did look really nice.

There are ruffles around the shoulder seams and a tie front.

There’s keyhole detailing on the back.

Item 4: BCBG – Girls Denim Striped Dress – Size 14 – Retail Price $48.00 – KidBox Price $33.00 – I thought this dress was so adorable. I appreciate that the neckline wasn’t too low. The dress has neat details to set it apart.

The way the dress is pieced together with the stripes is super cute.

The bottom of the dress has just enough of an angle to give it detail.

There is a little cut out on the side to again, give it detail.

There’s a keyhole closure on the back.

Item 5: BCBG – Girls Jean w/Sparkly Gold Taping on Cuff – Size 12 – Retail Price $39.50 – KidBox Price $27.00 – These jeans are so cute with just enough details to make them stand out.

They have a cute wide cuff at the bottom.

Their size 12 fits perfectly and runs true to size.

Here’s another close-up of the cuff.

Item 6: Jessica Simpson – Girls Ruffle Sleeve Rayon Top w/Embroidery in white – Size XL – Retail Price $39.50 – KidBox Price $29.00 – This is a top I would have never picked up for my daughter on my own but ended up loving it. I appreciate the higher neckline on this one as well.

The detailing on the top is super cute.

The shirt is sleeveless with the ruffles coming down over the arm. The ruffles do not get in the way at all.

There’s a keyhole closure on the back.

Out of the three children’s clothing subscriptions we have tried, this has been my daughter’s favorite and my favorite. I felt like they listened to what my child liked and sent her a box full of clothes that she loved.

I think this box provided a great value as well. If you keep the entire box, it makes the individual pieces come out to around $16.34 each.

They have a great referral program too. If you use our referral link, you will receive $25 towards your first box and we will receive $25 towards our next box. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me in the comments below.

http://refer.kidbox.com/mfS22

Birchbox – Review #3

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me atesoterictartan@gmail.com.

This is a review of the March box for Birchbox.

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that comes with 5 sample size beauty products. It is a great value at only $10 a month.

You can read my 1st review here: https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/11/birchbox-review-1/

You can read the 2nd review here: https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/11/birchbox-review-2/

All boxes have a five digit code on the box. This March box had the code of 38522.

The March theme is ‘The Future Starts Now’ to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Item 1: Comfort Zone – Active Pureness Fluid – Full-size price $43 – This is a ‘mattifying hydrating fluid’ which is just a moisturizer with mattifying powders to be a base for makeup.

I have not opened the seal on this yet since I have so many moisturizers at the moment. I’m excited to try in the future though. It is made in Italy.

Item 2: basd – Body Wash in Invigorating Mint – Full-size price $15.99 – I love the smell of this and the fact that it is made with plant-based (‘basd’) ingredients. The smell does not stay with you though as it immediately dissipated when I got out of the shower.

This product is made in Canada.

Item 3: Beachwaver Co. – Great Barrier Heat Protection Hairspray – Full-size price $28 – This s a very light clean floral scent. It is a Hold Level 1.

It is supposed to “strengthen strands, offer flexible hold, and defend hair against damage from heat styling and environmental aggressors.” Free of parabens, formaldehyde, sulfate, mineral oil, benzophenone, and phthalates. It is also Cruelty Free & Vegan.

Item 4: Love of Color (LOC) – EXCLUSIVE – One & Done Shadow Stick in Champagne Problems – Full-size price $10 – This is a waterproof Shadow Stick. The color is almost rose gold with more of a hint of silver.

I put a Swatch on my hand and then washed my hands twice. The color was still on there so it does stay on pretty well. Made in Germany.

Item 5: thisworks – Deep Sleep Pillow Spray – Full-size price $29 – The scent is a mix of lavender and chamomile. The smell is strong and wouldn’t be for everyone but I like it.

Made in the Czech Republic.

One neat thing about this box as I was able to customize one thing since it was my first regular billing box. I don’t remember what all the options were but I chose the pillow spray.

All Birchbox “boxes” come in a distinctly designed thick weight box which are nice to keep to use for other things. I store my travel size products in them in our linen closet.

If this is something that you would be interested in, please click the link below. I do not know if you receive anything by using my link. There are several codes on the website in order to get a free product with your first order. If you would like help finding the buy one get one free code, let me know and I will be happy to help!

https://www.birchbox.com/invite/9lk3q

Love with Food – Review #1

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & items have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Love with Food by SnackNation is a monthly subscription box full of clean ingredient snacks.

I ordered the ‘Tasting’ box that has 7 or more snacks in it for $7.99-$9.99.

The individual snacks are all in this box & not damaged. Sending stuff through the mail & not having delicate items crushed is always a plus!

Our box contained eight items.

You can earn free snacks just by reviewing their items. I also like it that this company donates a meal for every box purchased.

Here’s a closer look at our box.

Item 1: Janis & Melanie – Chocolate Chunk Cookie – My daughter ate this first thing when we opened the box.

It is a delicious cookie but I was not blown away. Just a good cookie.

Item 2: Mighty – Peanut Puffs – OMG, these are so delicious! They are almost like Peanut Butter Captain Crunch but softer and almost melt-in-your-mouth.

They are only made with four ingredients and are vegan and non-GMO. I will definitely be seeking these out to buy at the store.

Item 3: Popchips Ridges – Buffalo Ranch chips – My daughter likes spicy things and wants to take these for her school snap tomorrow.

I like that this is an easily recognized brand that you can find at the store.

Item 4: Tillamook Country Smoker – Old Fashioned Beef Jerky – This is a brand that I did not know made jerky. It was really good and tasted of good quality.

I would definitely recommend this brand to someone.

Item 5: Karma – Lime Twist Wrapped Cashews – I didn’t know how I would feel about these but they were actually really good.

The skin is on the cashew and the lime flavor was very subtle.

Item 6: Pure Protein – Maple Caramel Bar – Again, I like getting some recognizable brands that we have the ability to purchase but might not have tried.

I have not tried this one yet but I have had some of their other products before and they do taste good.

Item 7: Awake Caffeinated Chocolate – Peanut Butter – Honestly, I want to eat this right now! It’s late enough so I’m going to wait until tomorrow since it has caffeine in it.

I love caffeine and chocolate so I am all for this!

Item 10: Super Fat Amazing Nut Butters – Protein – I am excited to give this a try as well but I’m waiting until tomorrow.

I like it when nut butters come in these applesauce style pouches.

I was definitely more impressed with this box than I thought I would be. For the price I paid, I got eight quality snacks that I otherwise wouldn’t have tried.

If this is something that interests you & want to try it, use my link below & receive 50% off your first box.

http://lovewithfood.com/invite?m=r&ref=4aDe