06/02/17

Busy Gal Goodies by BabbleBoxx

Happy Happy Friday!!!!  Yay for another short week  and the weekend!

We have been soooooooo busy at work and it seems like my boss has just been in the office like everyday!  I know, that’s what offices are for but he usually travels all week and might pop in on Fridays. So when he is there, I am always behind on emails and have to catch up on everything in the eventings. He has at least fifty bullets on the to-do list and maybe 2-3 of them get done a day lol – Trust me, I do love my job and I am blessed to have it but when you have your way of doing things and your own routine and then it gets interrupted, its pretty stressful! I hope y’all can relate 🙂

 

Today, I’m going to be giving you all a little review/roundup of what was in my recent Babblebox which consisted of a bunch of different products that I’m all giddy inside for. And the best part is, I have some amazing offers for most of the brands as well so make sure to keep reading on!

 

 

Coobie Bralette

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 Bralettes are a sexy alternative for everyday wear. They are made with soft, stretchy lace for more comfort. The cups are lined with a soft, thin nylon blend that provides coverage without the bulk. This Coobie bralette is probably my favorite item from this box. This bralette is free of pads and wires but it still makes a beautiful cleavage. The straps are adjustable and include a mid strap hook on the back so you can wear it in a racerback style. This bralette is available in three sizes small, medium and large.

 

Bloom Mineral Skincare Set

 

I am not usually one to try skincare products without looking at reviews first but this stuff looked amazing right out of the box. Bloom Mineral Beauty is a brand to put on your radar, especially if you are looking to try out natural beauty products. This four piece set is a perfect simple skincare routine even the busiest of girls can follow. The set comes with a cleanser, moisturizer, mask and eye cream. I haven’t had much time to focus on self-care lately, and that needs to change. I do however always follow a skincare routine and mask at least once a week. The bloom Mineral Beauty Ready.Set.Hydrate set is $39 and an excellent way to try out the brand.

You have the chance to save 25% with code “skin25” – good through June 30. This offer is limited of 2 uses per customer.

 

Clear Eyes Pure Relief®

 

 

I am always messing with my eyes during the day from scaring at a computer screen. My contacts will dry out so easily. Clear Eyes Pure Relief®, helps to keep my eyes hydrated and itch free. Clear Eyes is the first preservative free eyes drop in a multidose bottle available at retail in the US. It’s also available in a dry eye formula if that is an issue for you. The bottle has a built in purifying filter that keeps bacteria out, eliminating the need for preservatives. Click here to download a coupon that will save you $3 when you purchase.

 

Nad’s Hair Removal Cream

 

 

Another item I want to talk about is the Nad’s Hair Removal Cream.  I actually used this when I was younger when my mom wouldn’t let me use a razor. Nad’s Sensitive Hair Removal Cream is designed for painless hair removal; formulated with natural extracts of melon, aloe vera, avocado Oil and honey to help soothe and protect sensitive skin. What I love about the product it is perfect for the shower because it does not drip. It is also simple, quick and removes hairs easily, with no pain! I just want to let you know please do not exceed 10 minutes, and when done just wipe away cream with cloth and rinse.
I was truly happy to receive this awesome box which included a lot of my daily essential. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did.
What are some of your favorite subscription boxes?
Brittany 🙂
Brittany
05/10/17

Gifts For The Graduate

Happy Wednesday!

Today’s post is a little short and sweet… I have a viral infection which feels like strep. Trying to takes meds and rest as much as possible because this thing aint no joke!!! Ugh! My son graduated from Pre-K last night and I was slightly a hot mess but I definitely played it off like a champ. When I started to tear up, I would run over to the other side of the room like I was going to take a picture… while wiping tears at the same time. 🙂

Speaking of graduation, I wanted to share some gift ideas for the special grad in your life! I have two cousins BOTH graduating this year and they are completely different. I had to come up with some ideas that I know they both would like which wasnt easy. Here are some quick and simple things to make your gift hunting easier….

gifts for the graduate

1. V-Neck Tee :  These are the best shirts and I have them in 3 different colors! I wear them to bed, to the store, Saturday tee-ball games and literally everywhere! They would make amazing gifts. And under $30!

2. Wireless Activity Tracker:  This sleek, sporty wristband motivates you to achieve your fitness goals by calculating steps taken, calories burned, elevation climbed and distance traveled throughout the day. It literally does it all! Records workouts, shows real-time stats on screen, count hours of sleep and wakes you up in the morning!

3. Cuff Bracelet:  This statement bracelet is gorgeous and can be dressed up or down. Any fabulous female would love this as a gift. The filigree design looks amazing with the mixed metals!

4. Portable Bluetooth Speaker:   This portable speaker is great for summer time with all the fun pool parties and bbq nights. Its water resistant and will pair with bluetooth to make it wireless. Perfect for any occasion.

5. Personlized Planner:  The thing I love about this planner is it can be customized for anyone. Not only does it have a marble case but it has different tabs for staying organized. And its under  $40!

6. Amazon Gift Card:  To be honest, I think every graduate wants one thing… money! I am not one to just give a card with money and be done! I have to do something a little more thoughtful so gift cards are always a great idea. And I am pretty sure you can find any and everything on Amazon!

7. Graduation Wine Set:  Who doesnt love some wine?!? Give them something they can enjoy x 3!!  They can be customized for any holiday or event!

8. Barrington Duffel Bag: This is such a classy and sophisticated bag that is perfect for travel. These can also be personalized and customized with great prints and a monogram!

What are some exciting events you have coming up in May?

Brittany 🙂

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05/04/17

The Best Self Tanners

Y,all… what day is it?!? This week has flown by and I am still writing April instead of May on my invoices at work aaahhh… I have been super busy that I didn’t have  chance to post yesterday but I had several requests for my favorite self tanners so I had to share asap!

 

 I am a big self-tanner fan and use them on the regular. I have been putting some new self-tanners to the test and found a few that I really liked so I need to update my list. Plus I am sharing the best new way to apply self-tanner so you need to read to the end of the post so you can be assured you get an even, flawless streak free tan too. These are my new favorites – the top 8 self-tanners to fake a beautiful, faux glow.

 

the best self tanners

1. Designer Skin Spray / 2. Banana Boat Self Tanning Lotion / 3. St. Tropez Sunless Mouse / 4. Tarte Brazilliance + Mitt / 5. Say Hello to Sexy Legs Gel / 6. Maui Babe Browning Lotion / 7.  Platinum Anti-Aging Face Tanner / 8. Kardashian Sunless Spray

 

Are you ready to give you skin the glow it needs without the harmful rays? Don’t forget, prolonged sun exposure is incredibly dangerous, and can lead to everything from premature aging to deadly forms of skin cancer. It’s just not worth it! I actually managed a tanning salon for 5 years and I have seen it all… very scary! If I could tell my 25 year old self to stay away from the tanning beds I would have…

 

When you want to apply sunless tanning lotion, or self-tanners, follow these simple steps for best results:

– Exfoliate dead skin, especially places like your elbows, knees, and ankles

– Don’t shave the same day you apply self-tanner

– Make sure your skin is dry before you begin application

-Wash your hands with both soap and water after each section is complete to keep them from getting unnaturally discolored (or use protective gloves)

-Wait at least ten minutes before dressing to make sure the product dries completely

-Continue to keep your skin hydrated so your new tan lasts as long as possible

-For best results, consider applying self tanner at night so it has time to work

 

What are some of your favorite self tanners?

Brittany 🙂

 

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Brittany
04/21/17

Beauty Favorites Lately

I am a little behind on the beauty department shares. I have been loving so many things but these are a few of my favorites!!! 🙂

 

KAT VON D Lock-IT Foundation: When I first used this product, it applied really thick and blotchy. Then I went back to using my usual foundation and noticed it wasnt lasting as long as this one did. I tried using it again and actually adding a tiny bit of water to help make it easier to apply. It totally helped and this stuff is amazing!

TARTE Make Believe In Yourself Palette: Most of you know I love anything with some sparkle. This stuff has the right amount of color and sparkle and is not overwhelming. It is also a cheek palette and the color lasts all day! Totally worth it!

KENRA Color Balance Purple Shampoo: I used this product daily for one week and had a noticeable change in my hair’s brassiness! I have always had heavy blonde highlights in my hair that turn brassy over time. I’ve tried several other products that I was less than satisfied with but this one definitely works! It smells great and doesn’t leave your hair feeling or looking greasy! I would recommend this to anyone that colors their hair blonde!

HOPE in a Jar Skin Tint: I have used Hope in a Jar for awhile now as my daily moisturizer. When I saw this version I was like “Bye Bye Pale Face”!!! Moisturizer + Bronzer = Amazing! I use this everyday as a primer before my foundation!

St. Tropez Self Tanner Mouse: Speaking of bronzer… this stuff has been my lifesaver for my see-through skin! I worked for a tanning salon for 5 years and would spray tan like every other day. GROSE! These days the spray tan solution are so much better than they used to be. The application and color of this stuff is so natural looking. No streaking or weird spots. Perfect for summer!

 BED HEAD Flat Iron: My CHI finally went out after 10 years! I have no idea how it even lasted that long (or how I never lost it)… I heard so many great things about this one and it definitely does not disappoint. It heats up super fast and I only straighten each strand once! Game changer!

EMJOI Electric Razor: I received this from the company in return for a review and I was a little nervous to try it. I normally dont use electric razors for anything. I used it on my bikini line before we went to Mexico and it was really easy. (Kinda weird but definitely easier than regular shaving) It has 18 blades and doesnt leaves cuts or scratches. 🙂

BITE BEAUTY Lipstick:  I first got this lipstick from Influenster for testing purposes and fell in love. I had nt heard of the brand before but I love the quality so much. It literally lasts all day! The texture and the color are amazing. I love it!

I hope y’all have a fabulous weekend ladies!!! 

Brittany 🙂

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Brittany
04/13/17

Get Em While Their Hot!!

 

HEY Y’ALL!!!! We are back home from Me-hico and I am a little “crisper” (aka burnt) than when I left! 🙂

We had a total blast but I am glad to be back home with my babes! Stay tuned for a recap and some fun pictures tomorrow 🙂

Today, I wanted to stop by and share one of my favorite sales of the year!!

ShopBop Sale

Straw Clutch // White Lace Dress // Phone Case // Bow Slides // Flamingo Float // Tassel Tunic // Blue Ruffle Top // Peep Toe Booties // OTS Top // Fringe Crossbody // Denim Shorts // One-Piece Suit // Pineapple Sneakers // Turquoise Ring // Gingham Dress

Shopbop is having their event of the season sale this week which includes NO minimum order! All of the bright colors and fun prints are getting me excited for summer. And those pineapple sneakers are making me raise my hands to Jesus!! I have already put them in my shopping cart!!

 Here are all the details and codes for the SALE!!:

Get 25% Off Orders of $500 or more with code EVENT17

Get 20% Off Orders under $500 with code EVENT17

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Y’all are the best! 

Happy Pre-Friday!

Brittany 🙂 

Brittany