Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mail Call (8)

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Having signed up for so many samples and entered so many contests, decided that I needed a place to share the goodies that have started coming in the mail!

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Maybelline FitMe sample

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Biore samples

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Herbal Essence & Prilosec samples from P&G

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Garnier samples & coupon

Not a bad week, but I prefer full size samples to little foil packets. Is it just me, or does anyone else have trouble opening those foil packs?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

October BarkBox

BarkBox is, literally, for the dogs. Their goal is to make dogs happy. BarkBoxes contain all-natural treats and other the coolest pup products in each box - things you can't find at the typical big-box pet store. Each monthly box contains a combination of 4-6 treats, toys, and hygiene products that have been hand selected and approved by Scout, head product tester for BarkBox. (website)

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First looks at our Barkbox!
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Baker's Best Autumn Harvest Goat Liver recipe dog treats. We love nothing more than treats made with simple, all-natural ingredients that you cn find in your local farmer's market. Goat is incredibly palatable for pups, and great for dogs with allergies! 

Haven't tried these yet as Waffles has an entire drawer-full of treats, but I like that they're made of goat!

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Etta Says Crunchy Rabbit Chew dog treat. Etta Says makes chews that are perfect for dogs with protein sensitivities. Rabbit is incredibly palatable for picky pups and Etta Says' proprietary production ensures that the chew is fully digestible by even the most voracious pups. 

Haven't tried this one yet, but she does love chew treats so I have high hopes!

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Fetch & Glow ball by American Dog Toys. The Fetch & Glow is your pup's favorite way to extend playtime, even after the sun has set. Just leave the toy in direct sunlight during the day and watch it glow in the dark at night. You'll never have to end a game of fetch early again!  

Waffles doesn't seem to completely understand the whole concept of fetch yet, but she does like chewing on this one. We're working on it....

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Fruitables Halloween share pack of treats. How about tricks for treats? The Fruitables share pack has eitht mini bags of treats for your pup to sample and share with furry friends. They're great for those of you who take your pups out on All Hallows Eve (or better yet, get canine visitors!) 

Really enjoying these treats! The different packs are different flavors and different sizes. Waffles really loves these, so may not share them with her puppy pals after all! *L*

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West Paw Bumi tug-of-war dog toy. Pull, throw, flex, float - these are all the things your pup can do with West Paw's Bumi toy. Made with pliable on-of-a-kind Zogoflex material, the Bumi is innovative and eco-friendly. It's 100% recyclable, made in Montana, and non-toxic!  

This is Waffle's absolute favorite item in the box! She won't play tug-of-war with me, but loves to play with it herself. She tosses it and chews it and has a grand ole time, which is all that counts.

Really enjoy this box, but wish it wasn't so expensive. We won the first box in a contest and bought this box thanks to a Wrapp discount. Her favorite toys have come from these boxes and I like giving her healthy snacks, so might just take the plunge and subscribe for her. Yeah, we spoil her!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October Birchbox

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Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription where you receive a mix of beauty products (samples and full size). At only $10 per month, it's one of my favorite beauty boxes and a great deal! I received Box #6 this month.

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First look at my October box!

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Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum.  Supergoop!®’s unique Hydrovotin 24 complex works with the skin’s own moisture mechanisms to increase hydration levels, while vitamins E and B5 heal past damage.

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POP Beauty Aqua Laquer in Flowering Fuchsia. Created by the color pros at POP Beauty, they add a wash of sheer color and a high dose of shine, without that goopy, sticky feeling we all know too well.

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Atelier Orange Sanguine Cologne. Orange Sanguine is meant to recreate a moment in time, and mimics the blissful feeling of sitting on an oceanfront terrace, with groves of orange trees off in the distance. The joyful scent has top notes of blood orange and bitter orange, a middle transition with jasmine and geranium, and a base of amber woods, tonka beans, and sandalwood.

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Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant. This powerful microdermabrasion treatment instantly brightens all skin types by gently buffing away dead skin cells, revealing radiant, healthy skin underneath. Over time, it even reduces the appearance of fine lines, acne marks, and discoloration.

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This month's Birchbox find, the Chapstick Hydration Lock, was included in everyone's box. Clinically proven to hydrate lips, the eight-hour balm also comes packed with antioxidant CoQ10 and healing vitamin E. With just one swipe, our pout can withstand an entire day on the slopes (or at a desk, dreaming of said adventures).

Not my favorite box this month as I have lip balm out the wazoo and doubt I'll use the sunscreen, but the exfoliant and perfume are nice. Still think it's a great value at only $10 a month! Do you receive Birchbox? How do you like it?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Julep Fina

Fina is described on Julep's website as a sky blue silvery metallic, but I'd just describe it as gorgeous!

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I used a base coat and only needed one coat for full coverage. I love opaque polishes that only need a single coat! It lasted several days without chipping and is one of my newest faves!

Sorry about the lousy pictures, but I couldn't get a decent shot without glare. Trust me when I say that it's absolutely gorgeous in person!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mail Call (7)

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Having signed up for so many samples, entered so many contests, and made so many swaps, I decided that I needed a place to share the goodies that have started coming in the mail!

GiltDeborah Lippmann polish
Gilt had a great deal on Deborah Lippmann nail polish, so couldn't resist ordering a set! I picked the set that included Mermaid's Eyes, Do the Mermaid, Rockin' Robin, Million Dollar Mermaid, I'm Not Edible, and Mermaid's Kiss. Such gorgeous colors! Not sure why they felt the need to pack it in such a huge box though...

Strawberry Fields & Myrtle
I made a trade for Bondi's Strawberry Fields, but it took awhile to get here as the girl I traded with went through a rough patch. I didn't mind, because she did let me know what was going on as soon as she was able to get back online. Was so sweet of her to throw in Julep Myrtle as a bonus for the delay! Love my Facebook friends!