Popbasic Amélie Collection – Going live TOMORROW + $15 credit

The next Popbasic collection is launching on 11/19, this Wednesday and it looks gorgeous!! Quick recap, Popbasic provides micro-collections that are limited edition, made in the USA, and totally high quality. You can check out their past collections on their site.

This month’s collection, Amélie, will come with this completely awesome striped dress (UMM POCKETS), plus their Forget Me Knot bracelet in white, and silver Tube necklace. You’ll also receive a full size beauty product. All this is $70 shipped.

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They’ve also recently started a Kickstarter to fund their next endeavour, silk blouses that look divine! You can still donate now and get early access to these adorable staples.

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Now, onto the $15 credit!! If you use my referral link, https://popbasic.com/i/cEsc, you’ll instantly receive $15! That will make this collection (4 pieces in total) down from $70 shipped, to just $55! (I will also receive a credit, but I am more excited for you to check it out!)

Have you done Popbasic before?? What do you think of the Amélie collection?? I love it, so classic and a great staples. Plus, POCKETS!

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Golden Tote November

Well, Birchbox LE Homespun box is being put on hold until I get my missing chocolate mix in my hands. Until then, here’s my November Golden Tote review! In case you don’t know, Golden Tote is a clothing service. Their sale launches on the first Monday of each month and you choose 1-3 items. The rest of your bag will be a surprise! $49 gets you 1 chosen and 1-2 surprise items, where $149 gets 2 chosen items and up to 4 surprises hand picked by tote curators. It’s a great way to update your wardrobe, try new styles, and make friends 😀 There is a trading group that is extremely active (the owners even chime in with spoilers and ask for ideas to curate the next month) and it’s great to be in a group full of women from all over the world.

This month I chose the Priddy Plaid Dress & the Alpine sweater. I also added on the Moto Jacket from last month and this months Fall Fever dress (and also picked up a pair of black jeans they found for me in their warehouse). *cough* I need my credit card taken away* I absolutely LOVE my chosen items. The surprises were mostly a hit and I even traded to get some of my other “unicorns” as we like to call them.

Up first, the moto jacket!! It’s vegan leather and so great! I am glad I sized up to fit over the girls and am stoked to finally be able to wear it!! Underneath is a GT piece from last month, The Aztec Swing which I bought off a gal in the group and absolutely adore.

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Up next is my other add-on, the Fall Fever dress. Absolutely a win!! The fabric is like a light sweater and the colors are so vibrant in person.

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Now, for the actual tote 😀 This is the Plaid dress. It’s also amazing. The fabric is kinda scuba like, the fit n flare cut is so flattering, and it will be SUPER warm when I go to Chicago this week for a bridal shower (clearly tights will be worn too). You can’t see the plaid or colors too well in this pic, but it’s gorgeous.

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Okay, at first I saw this Alpine sweater and laughed it off. Then, I kept thinking and thinking about it and decided I had to have it. SO glad too because it’s so comfy, warm, and gets lots of compliments.

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This is my first surprise, by Ezra. It is slightly sheer and has a surprise back! I was utterly convinced I’d hate it when I took it out, and then I put it on and ended up wearing it out that night! So glad they listened when I said I live in Arizona and didn’t need a lot of heavy layers.

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Up next is this Priddy dress. Seams look uneven, but when I put it on again, they were fine. This is a great dress, so soft and I love the colors but ended up trading it for a crazy rainbow print!

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Ack, totally LOVE this Everly surprise dress. It’s slightly tight at the chest and thanks to Spanx-like undies, I look hot in it!! Now to get the bf to take me out 😀

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And my only real “meh” of the month, this Potters Pot zipper sweater. So sad because it looks GREAT off me, but I think the zippers just hit me at a weird spot on the hips. I am trying to trade or sell it.

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I am also getting these two items in the mail & can’t wait (love trading!!)

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Overall, this month was a hit and I can’t wait to wear everything! If you’d like to try Golden Tote, consider using my referral link – https://www.goldentote.com/points/invitation/new/from/Mjk0OQ,,/ I’ll get $10. I’d suggest holding off until the next sale, but get your fingers ready, some sizes (like Larges) go quite quick!! Also, they tend to have past tote items in their boutique the days leading up to the sale for $35-$45. Did you get Golden Tote this month? Let me know!

*Disclaimer, post contains referral links, but I pay for totes with my own money!

August Birchbox Spoilers + Promo Codes

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Last month, it was kind of a shit storm and we apparently “broke the internet” because not only did their website go down basically immediately, but sample choices were out of stock, people couldn’t get anything reserved, and many people didn’t even get what they thought they HAD reserved. I got lucky and not only reserved my choices via email, but was able to get them through the website and did end up with both choices in my box (reviews up soon!)

Be sure to check your email ASAP on the 25th if you’re a current BB subscriber as you’ll want to jump on sample choices right away. If you haven’t subbed yet, get on it as today is the LAST DAY to guarantee you get the pick-a-sample option! The theme for August is ~lighten up~ & Birchbox uploaded this video showing us sneak peeks of our choices this month and they included the following:

You have to be subscribed by today, 7/23, to get access to these samples:

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Thank you Liz @ My Subscription Addiction for this picture!! I am wayyy too lazy today to make my own 🙂

1) Model Co Shimmer Bronzer (Deluxe Size)
2) The Balm Stainiac (Deluxe Size)
3) Laura Geller Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow in Silver Sands (Deluxe Size)
4) Noir Long Wear Eyeliner in Forever Noir (Potentially Full Size)

I have two active accounts this month, and am definitely going to go with the cream shadow on one. A lovely lady over at MUT swatched her Silver Sands and it’s gorgeous! On my second account, I am thinking Stainiac OR the bronzer, leaning towards Stainiac. I have enough black eyeliner that I never use, regardless of full size or not, though I have heard great things about this one.

If you don’t have a BB account yet, SIGN UP RIGHT NOW and try these codes:
BBFAB100 – Will give you 100 extra points (aka $10 in the shop)

womenshealth100 – Will give you 100 extra points (aka $10 in the shop)

– Spend $35 and use promo code THEBRIDESMAIDS to get “The Bridesmaids: True Tales of Love, Envy, Loyalty . . . and Terrible Dresses” for free.

– Ending today, spend $75 and use NEXTBOXFREE to get August’s box free!

So, what sample will you be choosing?? Do you have multiple accounts?

*Post includes referral links 🙂

Golden Tote July Reveal!

YAY, I got my July Golden Tote super fast this month 🙂 They started shipping very early after their sale & UPS decided to hold my package hostage for a few days before finally giving me my precious babies. For those that don’t know, Golden Tote is a surprise shopping experience! You choose either the $49 tote or $149 tote (+$7 shipping). You then get to select either 1 or 2 pieces and the rest is chosen for you by Golden Tote stylists (you’ll receive 2-3 items or 5-7 depending on which size tote & items you select).

I like to describe Golden Tote’s style as sort of Anthropology / California girl / amazing. The value is always on point and they push me out of my style zone. They also have an in-house brand, Priddy & Cut + Sew, that are super adorable and sent out as surprise items. The Facebook Group is also incredibly active and full of not only really supportive wonderful women, but also  a great way to trade/sell your items! Anyway, onto the fun stuff, what I got this month!!

Clearly, I have no self control and went for the large tote! Hell, I’d rather be broke and looking fabulous than rich and looking like crap. My first pick was the Aphrodite Maxi in Navy/White.
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It fits perfectly, makes my booty look great, and is just the right length. I never thought I would be such a maxi girl until Golden Tote but if you look in my closet now, it’s basically all maxis…from them….

My next pick was the Endless Summer Maxi in Green.
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Again, so much love!! It also have POCKETS!! Yes, pockets ❤ Be still my heart. The back is also incredible. I am stealing this pic of the back from their website because it’s basically impossible to take a picture of your back yourself without looking like a complete idiot.
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The surprise items!! First up, another maxi by Super B. It’s beyooooond guys. BEYOND.
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Just look at the detailing. It’s so freaking fantastic. And so comfy. I’m obsessed.

Next up is this Cut + Sew by Golden Tote Top
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When I first saw this popping up in the FB group, I was basically praying I wouldn’t get it. It looked boxy and like it wouldn’t flatter me. But I sucked it up and tried it. Man, am I glad I did. I actually super love it and am really pleased that GT pushes me out of my comfort zone.

Here’s the items that just didn’t work with my body. Up first, Priddy by Puella Surprise Dress.
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It’s very cute, and has an interesting reverse cowl neck opening in the back, but I think I am just too hippy and top heavy to really pull it off. It fit/the sizing was correct, just didn’t do my any favors. However, I sold it right away to a lucky lady in the FB group 🙂

And next up, these Celebrity Pink Jeans shorts.
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Again, very cute, but the booty dat don’t quit and the thighs I inherited from my mother didn’t take toooo kindly to these. I was able to get them on (with some wiggling required), but just didn’t feel very comfortable in them. Luckily, I again sold them to a great gal!

I also added on one of these amazing Flawless bralettes from the boutique after I sent through my order and they were able to combine my shipping (aka refund me the cost of one and send me everything together).
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It is SOO comfy. I basically live in the other color I received from them a few months ago and jumped at the chance to purchase it again. I will probably get the third lilac color next time I purchase a tote.

Overall, I think this was probably one of my favorite totes (I probably say that every month). Their customer service is always on point, I love being a part of the Facebook community, plus getting sneak peeks is so fun. Sarah and her team are on point with styling and I feel like I never need to shop for clothes again! If you want to sign up, feel free to use my referral link, I’ll receive $10 to further enable myself 🙂 I strongly suggest signing up for their newsletter and joining the FB group.

Did you get Golden Tote this month??

*Disclaimer, post includes referral links but everything was purchased on my own dime!

Memebox Luckybox #5 and June Coupon Code!

By now, you must have heard of Memebox, the Korean skincare/makeup boxes that are taking the beauty world by storm? It’s not your typical subscription box, where you pay a monthly fee and get a monthly box. Memebox releases boxes sporadically, sometimes a few week even, based on different themes, filled to the brim with cult skincare and beauty products straight from Korea that are difficult to find in the States. They also have different tiers of boxes.

  • Memeboxes– The original Memebox comes packed with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples, carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products.
  • Superboxes – Superbox was inspired by Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with it’s own theme, designed to target particular concerns.
  • Luckyboxes –  Each Luckybox contains a selection of products from past Memeboxes, occasionally including a few new favorites that Meme simply could not resist including.
  • Nakedboxes – These are boxes where the contains are already revealed. They are mostly items from past Memeboxes. As of right now, only #16, #17, and a special Father’s Day box are available.

I am reviewing Luckybox #5 here and Nakedbox #15 in a different post. Full disclosure, I actually initially ordered the Nakedbox #15, but somehow was sent Luckybox #5 as a mistake. I emailed Memebox and they told me to keep the Luckybox and basically overnighted me the Nakedbox! Woohoo 🙂

I was actually planning on scooping up Luckybox #5 but it had sold out before I bit the bullet so this is such a win for me. You’ll see why.

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My precious!

Just FULL of fun things to play with.

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April Popsugar Must Have Spoilers and HUGE 50% Off Coupon!

Yes, I said 50% off y’all!! This will actually be my first Popsugar Must Have box, especially after the recent increase in price. I have always lusted and bemoaned when I saw reveals, but never bit the bullet. Until now. When I could get the box for $19.97 shipped. And with awesome spoilers. Check them out after the cut!
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Julep April Sneak Peek + 50% Coupon!

Julep just sent us this spoiler-y email for April! Quick recap: Julep is a monthly nail/beauty sub-box where you get 2 polishes + 1 beauty product, 3 polishes, or an all beauty product box dependent on which selection you chose for $19.99 a month. You also earn jules on all purchases which can be cashed in for future boxes. You can also get your first box free with the code FREEBOX!

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March’s Golden Tote Reveal ($49 Option)

Yay!! I got my Golden Tote on Monday! If you remember, I got the $49 option, picking the Chic V-Neck Dress. Obligatory recap of what GT is: their sales go live the first Monday of each month. You chose between $49 or $149 tote options. If you pick the $49 option, you select 1 item from their boutique and receive 2-3 surprise items (up to $200 value) and if you get the $149 bag, you’ll get 5-7 (up to $600)! Their style/options remind me a lot of Anthropologie but for a fraction of the price (in fact, I believe a few of their items have been sold there before) and they have their own in-house brand that’s great. It’s a fun way to get beautiful clothes and they have fabulous customer service. Anyway, enough rambling, onto the goodies!

1) Up first, my pick for the month, the chic v-neck dress by renee c:

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Very light and gorgeous in person. I loved the print to death. It’s perfect for spring/summer and will be great with a pair of cowboy boots and if it ever is chilly here in Phoenix, a denim shirt. I only wish the v-neck was a little lower and that the elastic waist sat a bit differently. I think after I lose a few more lbs, I’ll love the dress even more. If not, I’ll trade it away because GT has a very active trade group on Facebook!

2) This amazing renee c. dress

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When I first pulled it out of the box, I wasn’t sold. I didn’t think I would like it on my body, thought the print would be too loud, the back too open, etc. But once I put it on, hot damn! It looks smokin! It’s a smidge tight on the bottom, but J.Lo booty + Pilates will do that to a gal! I am soo happy with this dress and I think I found a new neckline to love!

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Here’s a closer look at the back. There are two black slits with one center panel. The top is buttoned with a faux diamond. I love it. I usually don’t do open backs because of bra situations, but I will make this one work, because, well, it’s fab. Great job Golden Tote on this pick!

3) Last, but not least, this Flawless bralette that’s been popping up in most of the totes.

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Now, when I first saw this around the boards, I thought frak, there is NO way these bb’s are going to be contained in that thing. I assumed I would immediately be putting it up for trade if I received it. I thought wrong. I tried it on for shits and giggles and fell in lurrrrve. It’s so pretty and feminine and surprisingly, the gals are contained! The pink is a great color too, not TOO obnoxiously neon, and the lace wasn’t itchy at all.

Overall, I am soo happy with my tote! $49+ shipping and I got 3 lovely pieces 🙂 I personally recommend that you sign up for Golden Tote’s newsletter today so you never miss a sale again, I promise you won’t be disappointed / you will want to spend all your money always.

Glossybox Feb ’14, March Sneak Peak #1, Coupon!

Well, as fate would have it, the first spoiler for March’s Glossybox came when February finally came to me. For some reason, my box decided to hang in Indiana for a while. The theme for February was ~love~, which would have made sense if we actually received our boxes anywhere CLOSE to Valentines Day. Annnyway, onto the box!

1) Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in City of Angel Full Size – $18
This was our first spoiler for Feb. Lauren B. is actually the niece of Philip B. whose hair products show up regularly in sub-boxes so hopefully the quality stands up to her name. She is making her debut in Glossybox this month with this light blush pink polish that actually matches the box quite perfectly. Now, Lauren claims that this polish will last 14 days without chipping. That makes me want to laugh a bit, but I guess we’ll have to see!
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The formula doesn’t seem too goopy or too runny and the brush seems alright tho I personally prefer a thicker brush so you don’t end up with brush strokes (especially with sheer colors).

2) Sumita Beauty Kala Color Intense Pencil in Black Full Size – $15
Ah, black eyeliner. So original! I have never received nor purchased black eyeliner in my life. *eyeroll*. I also cared soo little, I didn’t even bother to retake this blurry picture.
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Apparently some ladies have gotten this in their Birchboxes and said that it had good staying power so we have that going for us. I have yet to decide if I am even going to bother opening and swatching to see or if I’ll put it straight into the trade pile.

3) anatomicals Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Full Size (3 patches) – $11
I think anatomicals is a great cheeky brand. The copy on the back of the box actually made me laugh out loud. I am stoked to try these eye patches out, especially after a rough night out.
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They are supposed to revitalize the skin around your eyes and make your peepers look rejuvenated, vibrant, and smooth AKA erase the tequila shots you did the night before.

4) Figs & Rouge Cherry Blossom Tinted Lip Balm Tube Full Size – $9
Other ladies were raving about this item on the forums, so I was excited to get it in my box, but my tube feels like almost 1/2 of the product is already missing! I will be sending Glossybox an email about it, but I’m not too sure what they’ll do about it.
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Anyway, this UK brand is supposed to provide a hint of color and is made with 100% natural ingredients. It does smell quite nice, like cherries 🙂

5) Pureology Serious Colour Care Colour Fanatic 1fl Oz – ~$3.60
The only non-full size product in the box and one of the ones I wasn’t really looking forward to. I don’t color my hair anymore, so I don’t really have a use for a treatment spray.
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Apparently it provides 21 essential benefits to prime, perfect, and protect color-treated hair. What those reasons are, who knows. This will probably end up on the trade list unless I decide to get crazy and dye my hair anytime soon.

Overall, this box has a value of over $55 for only $21! Not too shabby.

Now onto the first spoiler for March:
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Some fancy pants face mask! This Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask retails for $158 full size. Like holy crap, it better be made out of gold / the tears of virgins for me to ever pay full boat for that. I am assuming our sample size will be uber small.

Also, if you haven’t signed up for Glossybox yet, use the code GBFRESH to get a deluxe size deluxe-sized Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream! Also remember to use Ebates, you’ll save $2.75! What did you think of this month’s Glossy? Have you even gotten yours yet?! xo

Fabletics March Selection Window Open!

It’s actually March, HOLY SMOKES! I seriously feel like 2014 is flying by. So I’ve finally decided to commit to working out more than 1-2 random times every few weeks. I found the motivation by writing down 20 (YES TWENTY) reasons why I wanted to get in better shape. For me, it’s not about the number on the scale, it’s about feeling stronger and healthier! With this realization, I discovered I desperately needed some new workout gear! Enter, Fabletics!

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Fabletics is premium fitness apparel brand developed by Kate Hudson and has a VIP membership program that is $49.95 a month. Selection windows open on the first of each month and you have 10 days to pick a new outfit OR skip. Canceling is done via phone, which may be a drawback for some of your phone-anxiety ladies. One reason I decided to go with Fabletics over other workout gear subscriptions was that your first outfit is 50% off!! Simply visit Fabletics.com and give them your email address. You’ll get 50% for 24 hours. I think if you miss that window, they send you a reminder a few days later.

Anyway, March’s window just happened to open up and I snagged a great deal! I scored the Momentum collection (valued at $69.99) for only $34.95!

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I am getting a pair of leggings, a sports bra, and loose fitting top for under $40 y’all! I am really excited to try these out, as it’s always a pain in the ass to find a good sports bra for these puppies. Fabletics has great reviews around the blogosphere for their comfort and most importantly, quality.

Do you guys subscribe to Fabletics or get your clothes somewhere else? What about fitness goals for the new year? I am personally going back to pilates, more specifically following Cassey Ho and Blogilates. I find her workouts to be challenging but also fun, plus her body is major inspiration. She’s so spunky and keeps me motivated. Let me know what you’re doing to stay healthy & we can become workout partners 🙂

**The Fabletic link is a referral link & if you sign up, I will receive credit/be eternally grateful!