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PopSugar Must Have Box - January Unboxing


It's time for my PopSugar Must Have January Unboxing !

I love that these boxes are curated each month with different themes. The inspiration behind the January box was "renewed, fresh, nourishing, self-care, snug, and rejuvenated". When I think of January I also think of renewed, fresh start, inspired, goal and task oriented. 

The January PopSugar Must Have Box included:

Hat Attack - Lightweight Ribbed Hat with Faux Fur Pom 
(Sugg Retail $44)

Nuun Hydration - Nuun Vitamins - Strawberry Melon
(Sugg Retail $7) 

Ban.Do - Best Year Ever Wall Calendar 
(Sugg Retail $20)

KeepCup - KeepCup Original Clear Edition 16oz
(Sugg Retail $19)

Farmacy Beauty - Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea Green Envy Honey
(Sugg Retail $45)

RX Bar - Chocolate Sea Salt RX Bar 
(Sugg Retail $1.99)

The January box was a hit for me, the products that I was most excited about are the Ban.Do Best Year Wall Calendar, KeepCup and Farmacy beauty moisturizer. The Ban.Do Wall Calendar is such a fun designed calendar, great for work and home. Currently I am using this calendar as a posting schedule for blog posts. As far as the KeepCup this is my second time receiving the KeepCup brand within the PopSugar Must Have Box and I love it. These cups are so sleek, cute and functional. I always receive compliments when I use this cup in the office. KeepCups are universal for hot and cold beverages. I was excited to try the Farmacy Beauty Honey Drop Lightweight moisturizer, I have seen Farmacy brand in Sephora, and this product was just in time as I just ran out of my regular face moisturizer. This moisturizer is very lightweight and it doesn't really have a scent which is a plus as well. I will more than likely use this moisturizer at night, due to I preferably like to use a moisturizer that contains SPF in the daytime. Another convenient factor is that this moisturizer comes with a mini spatula and the lid is magnetic to keep everything together. The product that was a miss for me was the Nuun Hydration vitamins, I like to concept of just adding to your water, but when I placed the tablets in the water it left my water fizzy and has a chalky taste which I disliked. The Hat Attack Lightweight Ribbed Hat with Faux Pom I have not worn as of yet, but I like the neutral gray color which will go with a variety of colors. Also I have been hearing good things regarding the RX Bar which is sold at most grocery stores and major big box retailers, but have not tried as of yet. Overall this was good start with the PopSugar Must Have Box.

If you receive the PopSugar Must Have Box, what were you hit's or misses ?

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Only if I had a sephora gift card .........


What better to do then make a list of some products that I'm interest in purchasing from Sephora the title states "only if I had a Sephora gift card" 😉. Lately I have been obsessing over skincare more then makeup products. I am all about the self care at home spa feeling and keeping up with a good skincare regimen that leave my skin soft and clear. But I can't have a Sephora wishlist without a few most talked about makeup products. Listed below are some of the product that is on my Sephora Wishlist.


Kopari - Coconut Lip Glossy

Tatcha - Violet - C Radiance Mask

Peter Thomas Roth - 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

LA MER - Creme de la Mer

Sunday Riley - U.F.O Ultra- Clarifying Face Oil

Farsali - Unicorn Essence 


Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Long Wear Foundation

Giorgio Armani Beauty - Luminous Silk Foundation

Huda Beauty - Desert Dusk Eyeshadow

Dior - Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm - Berry


Nest - Dahlia & Vines

Have you tried any of the products listed? Did you like them? What makeup/skincare products are on your wishlist?

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Is It Worth It? Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette


I have been seeing this palette just about everywhere now, and I must admit the packaging is very tempting with gold dripping all around, it's very pretty, but the one question that goes through my mind is "is it worth it? ". So after a few weeks of looking at this palette and swatching in my local Ulta, I finally convinced myself to make this purchase. The Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette retails for $49.00 and comes with 16 eyeshadows which I estimated at $3.06 per eyeshadow, basically this eyeshadow palette is not cheap.  When it comes to other prestige brands it not the most expensive palette, it is more mid-range priced. My pro's are this palette is very universal and works well with all skin tones. I love how the shadows look with my skin tone and also the shadows are very pigmented without being overpowering. I'm not a professional makeup artist so I want to feel like I have some control over the application without it being a total disaster. Another pro (or it may be a con to some people) is that this palette smell like chocolate, which it does states that is cocoa infused. 

The shades are: 

Money Bags (metallic warm green)

Chocolate Gold (metallic pure gold)

Rich Girl (metallic silvered taupe)

Cocoa Truffle (matte chocolate brown)

Decadent (matte deep black)

Love & Cocoa (metallic deep bronze)

Old Money (metallic pure copper)

New Money (metallic shocking pink)

Famous (metallic pure bronze)

Classy & Sassy (metallic rose gold)

So Boujee (matte cashmere)

Holla For A Dolla (metallic golden hunter)

Gold Dipped (metallic champagne gold)

Livin' Lavish (metallic plum)

Drippin' Diamond (metallic pure silver)

Rollin' In Dough (matte soft beige)

I am loving the names of these eyeshadows ! The shadows do apply with a soft touch, you are able to have a neutral base with the matte shades with adding subtle touches of the metallic shades, and of course you can go all out with a full glam of the the metallic shades. Overall if you are the type where you only like matte neutral shades an no metallics then this platte isn't for you. But if you enjoy a little sparkle in your look whether it's a subtle touch, or full on beaming then you will enjoy this palette. I have been using this palette almost daily since purchasing it.

If you have purchased the Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette, was it worth it to you?

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