POPSUGAR Neiman Marcus Holiday Box Giveaway

If you weren’t able to secure one of the sold out Neiman Marcus holiday boxes, never fear! POPSUGAR is giving away four of these boxes– one each week until November 21.

To enter, visit POPSUGAR on Facebook and complete the entry page.

Good luck! And don’t forget to check back with POPSUGAR on October 30 when the 2013 Holiday Must Have box goes on sale.




Buzzing Over Sephora’s BB Buzz Collection

If you want to explore BB creams, Sephora has a collection of products worth checking out.

The Sephora Favorites BB Buzz offers five deluxe, popular BB creams from brands including Stila and Boscia. BB creams are great for providing a flawless finish while also hydrating and protecting the skin. This particular collection is valued at $62 but only costs $25! The collection includes:

– 0.35 oz Boscia B.B. Cream SPF27 PA++ 
– 0.33 oz Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm 45 PA+++ 
– 0.5 oz Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 in Light 
– 0.34 oz Stila Stay All Day 10-In-One HD Illuminating Beauty Balm with Broad Spectrum SPF 30
– 0.35 oz Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen in Cream 

This is a perfect intro kit for anyone wanting to explore BB creams. The kit does not come in various shade options, so it appears to only be best for those with light to medium skin (what the heck Sephora?!?!), but hopefully Sephora will expand the shade range in the future. 

Of course, these brands offer BB creams in other shades. And the Sephora crew is always on hand to make customers samples if they want. I did this with the Smashbox BB cream a couple of months ago and the sample lasted me through about 5 applications. 

So check out the BB Buzz on Sephora’s site. And also make sure you check out the other awesome collections available on Sephora.com. 

Stay gorgeous!



Goodies Box Review: October 2013


“This is the end. My only friend, the end…”

Okay, I’m being a bit dramatic. But considering this is the final Goodies subscription box ever, this unboxing is rather bittersweet.

But dang it- the selection this month totally rocks! It’s almost like they knew this was it and wanted to completely hit it out of the subscription box ballpark. This final box contains 8 items. I got Goodies Box #9- not sure how many variations there are this month.



Special K Nourish Multi-Grain Blend with Quinoa in Cranberry Almond

This hot cereal comes complete with dried cranberries and almonds in a separate container on top. Can’t wait to try this over the weekend!



Progresso Artisan Soup in Rustic Tomato with Chicken & Dumplings

Okay, yum alert! This box contains two 1-cup servings. Don’t need to add water. Perfect addition to one’s snack drawer at work.



Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates with Signature Hazelnut Truffles

I have become a bit of a chocolate snob after a trip to Belgium a few years ago. So getting these in the box is a real treat!



Choco-Pie Fluffy Biscuit with Marshmallow Filling

Another chocolate goodie. From the packaging it reminds me of a chocolate Moon Pie. 



Enjoy Life Cinnamon Bun Soft Baked Bar

Cinnamon is one of those perfect fall flavors. This snack will be great when running those weekend errands.



Caffe D’Vita Enchanted Chai Spiced Tea Latte

This chai latte can be made hot, iced or blended and there are easy directions on the back to walk you thru it. 



SunRype 100% Fruit Strip in Strawberry Watermelon

This fruit snack is nut free and gluten free.



Happy Squeeze Greek Yogurt in Super Strawberry

Goodies included similar squeeze packets in previous boxes. This Greek yogurt product definitely looks delicious!

So there you go. The final Goodies box. So hard to say goodbye. But I think some of that Belgian chocolate will help me fight back the tears (sniffle sniffle… nom nom nom).



POPSUGAR Must Have Holiday Box On Sale October 30

Just when you think it’s all said and done…

Like many others I thought that the upcoming POPSUGAR Neiman Marcus Must Have box was going to be this year’s holiday box. But oh no. The clever people over at POPSUGAR are also going to have a separate holiday box which will be available for purchase October 30.

No sneak previews on what will be in this box. But if it’s like previous boxes it will probably cost $100- practically a bargain compared to the $250 Neiman Marcus box.

I have not decided if I’m going to do the holiday box, especially since I did secure the Neiman Marcus one. What about you? You going to buy the holiday box?



Evologie Instagram Contest

One of the brands featured in my October Birchbox is hosting a fun Instagram contest!

Evologie is hosting a Fall Fan Photo Contest and inviting followers to share pictures that represent what a happy and healthy fall means to you. It could be pictures of autumn landscapes, harvest festival outings with friends and family, or even your favorite fall beauty products (like Evologie, wink wink!).

The first 100 people to share their pictures on Instagram will receive a prize package containing a travel size Intensive Blemish Serum & Stay Clear Cream. The pack is valued at $25. You can get full details by clicking here to visit their blog. Basically you need to:

  • Follow @Evologie on Instagram
  • Post a fall-themed picture on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #EVOFallPhotos
  • Email jcardello@evologie.com to notify that you posted the picture and confirm you are one of the 1st 100
  • Sit back and brag to friends how you won such a cool prize pack. Okay I threw in this last step, but c’mon- you know you’re going to brag anyway!

Rules state that pictures must be posted and submitted by 6:59 pm EST each day to be eligible. Sweeps ends October 31 so act fast!



Free Menchies Frozen Yogurt This Weekend!

Menchie’s CEO will be featured on Undercover Boss this Friday, October 25 and to celebrate they are offering free frozen yogurt this weekend!

Watch Undercover Boss this Friday at 8/7c and text MENCHIES to 35350 during the show. You’ll get a text message to get your first 5oz for free!

You can redeem your code this Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27. Visit their website for full details.