I have a slight subscription box addiction.  I love sampling the newest products and receiving a present (that I pay for) in the mail each month.  Glossybox is one I have been subscribing to for a while.  Glossybox costs $21 dollars a month, but it is cheaper if you opt for a 6-month or annual subscription. Here is my review of the June 2017 Glossybox:

If you are interested in subscribing click here.

The theme of this box is Hello Summer!! Now let’s get into what goodies came in this box.

The OMG Brush

This brush can be used for both concealer or foundation. I would say this brush is a little on the small side for foundation. I am excited to try this brush, since I have seen them all over the web. This brush is from The Creme Shop, and these brushes are advertised as having 5x the number of fibers as a conventional brush. These brushes are designed to help blend makeup seamlessly for the most natural look possible. The full size of this brush retails for  $15 dollars.

Cream Color from Bang Beauty

This is a multi-use product that can be used for your eyes, lips and cheeks.  It is also vegan and cruelty free. This product has a lot of shimmer and is very pink. It is a bit too pink for my complexion, but when you blend it out it looks better. We received the full size of this product and it is valued at $26.00.

Your Lip Addiction Lip Oil Treatment by Julep

Your Lip Addiction - Lip Oil Treatment

This product is described as “a healing blend of lip-loving oils formulated for weightless, wear-all-day comfort. Super shine and zero stickiness are boosted by a sheer tint of color.”  This product is made with Camelia oil straight from Korea’s Jeju Island, which is supposed to smooth and plump lips.  This product has a really nice natural tint and does have a ton of shine. However, the shine doesn’t have great staying power. I received the full size of this product, which is valued at $22.

Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil by Biossance

The Nourisher by Biossance

This product is blended with an elixir of roses, and combines Vitamin C with 100% plant based derived squalane to brighten, firm, and even out skin tone. Glossybox says that “this oil-soluble form of Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, delivering the pure benefits of vitamin C 50 times better than it’s not-so-distant cousin, ascorbic acid.” The full size of this product retails for $72.00, the mini is valued at $9.60.

Effaclar BB Blur

Effaclar BB Blur

Glossybox suggests using this product as a primer, after moisturizing, and then apply foundation over.  This product does make my pores invisible and leave my skin looking matte.  I find myself reaching for this on the weekends, instead of foundation.  The way it keeps my skin matte all day is perfect for summer.  The full size of this product is valued at $30, but this mini is valued at $2.85.

The total value of this box is $75.45, which is a great value for $21.  I am sad to say I am taking a break from this subscription for a while in order to try out some new subscription boxes.

You can check out last month’s Glossybox review by clicking here.

What subscription box do you think I should check out next?

 

Patriarchy Among Judges

A patriarchy is defined as a system of government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.  Today, I will make the argument that we still live in a patriarchal society here in the United States. Daily Kos explains that a “patriarchy is generally not an explicit ongoing effort by men […]

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Running with your dog

Welcome to a very special edition of Fitness Friday. This week is all about how to have fun and stay safe when running with your dog.  I am currently training for a 5k, and after that Brutus and I have our hearts set on conquering the 10k. Brutus is my very handsome rescue pup and […]

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BCAA

I recently have gotten into using supplements to enhance my workouts. I saw so many people using them, and always thought of them as being for “serious” athletes. So at first I was intimidated to try them. I started off by using BCAAs, Pre-Workout, and protein shakes.  I have really noticed a difference in my […]

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Fitness Friday Workout

Welcome to another edition of Fitness Friday, where every Friday I bring you a new workout challenge.  These help me to add something different to my workout each week, and try out different exercises. GIVEAWAY I am super lucky to pair up with BadGalLA on Etsy to GIVEAWAY one of her super cute hustle hats. […]

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I hate that in today’s society the word Feminism often gets confused with man-hating. It isn’t that I hate men, it is that I want to be treated equally to them.  The definition of feminism is: “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” I feel like […]

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Ellie Box Review May 2017

This is my second Ellie Box delivery and I have to say after my first one, I was excited to get another one! To check out April’s Ellie Box click here.  The Ellie Box is a women’s fitness apparel and accessory subscription box that comes once a month and costs $49.95. Each box comes with […]

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Welcome to another edition of Fitness Friday! This week we are doing ten partner exercises. I want to thank Feminist Apparel for gifting me this awesome Fearless Feminist Tank. I love their apparel! I have a whole closet full, from when I went on a feminist shopping spree post-election. I also, featured one of their tees […]

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Glossybox May 2017

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love subscription boxes.  I love receiving a present (that I pay for) each month in the mail.  Glossybox is one I have been subscribing to for a while.  Glossybox costs $21 dollars a month, but it is cheaper if you opt for a 6-month or annual […]

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Unico Nutrition Inc.

  So, I have been following the BBG program and I have been wanting a little more guidance on the nutrition part.  Since nutrition is such an important piece in our overall health. I decided to try the 21 day fix, and no I am not a beach body coach, nor will I be suggesting […]

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Welcome to another edition of Fitness Friday! The weather is starting to get nice again, so I thought it would be fun to do an outdoor park workout. This workout takes less than 30 minutes to complete and will definitely get your heart rate up! It switches between a cardio based exercise and an exercise […]

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On Monday, I had the privilege of attending Planned Parenthood’s Capitol Day in Sacramento. I have always been passionate about politics and social matters, but for the first time in my life, I feel a huge sense of civic responsibility. I cannot let the work of all of the female activists who came before me […]

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The theme of the Popsugar May 2017 Must Have subscription box is: gratitude, family, home, and memories. Every month has a different theme. The Popsuar Must have subscription box is delivered monthly and costs $39.95. If you are interested in subscribing you can click here. The first item is the Tocca Montauk Candle.  The candle’s scent is […]

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  Welcome to the latest edition of Fitness Friday – this workout uses one of my favorite pieces of workout equipment, the Plyo box. Rep Fitness has generously paired up with me to give away the same Plyo box I am using in this workout.  The Plyo is a great piece of equipment to consider adding to […]

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There is power in learning the art of saying “no.” Do you find yourself feeling resentful, because you don’t have the time for the things that feed your soul? I have a desire for people to need me, and to think highly of me. I often worry that if I say “no,” I will lose that.  The truth […]

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I just finished up week five of the Sweat with Kayla app and I am loving the way I feel.  My energy is up and I am still feeling super motivated.  I am starting to see changes in my body and changes in my fitness level. Each workout is still super challenging for me. I […]

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I am always trying to find new ways to use some of the equipment I already own for the BBG program.  This week the only equipment you will need for the challenge is the bench.  If you don’t own a bench you can use a park bench or one at your gym. I am considering making […]

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The Popsugar Must Have Box is a monthly lifestyle subscription box that costs $39.95 and ships once a month.  The boxes includes a wide variety of products from new and known: fashion, beauty and home brands.   Each month’s box has a curated theme. April’s Theme: Products:   MakersKit – Crystal Sand Art Terrarium Kit […]

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What is the pink tax? Women who already earn less on average than men are often paying a premium for items marketed towards women. A recent study by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs surveyed 800 products and found that in 42% of cases women pay more for the same product as men. […]

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This is my very first Ellie Box and I was so excited when it arrived.  The Ellie Box is a monthly women’s fitness apparel subscription.  Each box is $49.95 plus free shipping.  If you are like me, having fun new work out clothes and accessories helps to keep you motivated. First, lets discuss the clothes. […]

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  Mom’s are some of the hardest working people on the planet and Mother’s Day is one of the times we get to show our appreciation. Mark your calendars for May 14 2017 and remember to make a brunch reservation, or better yet, breakfast in bed. This gift guide will save the day and help you pick out […]

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So far, I have really been enjoying the BBG program!!  I truly believe it is easier when you have the right equipment.  The beautiful thing about the BBG program is that you can do the workouts at home or at the gym.  Here is some of the equipment you will need for the first 12 […]

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This book is an affirmation that all of the things I have experienced as a woman are not a figment of my imagination, but very real life experiences.  Rebecca Solint is author of 20 books at the time I am writing this.  Men Explain Things to Me is a collection of essays that deals with the female […]

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Today we are going to go over the benefits of golden milk and a easy to follow recipe. Benefits Better Digestion Turmeric has been shown to fight gas, bloating & indigestion.  Ginger which is also a ingredient in this recipe fights nausea and soothes stomach aches. Natural Anti-Inflammatory This is the perfect post workout drink […]

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The FabFitFun box is a quarterly subscription service that costs $49 per quarter.  Each box is worth at least $200 dollars and this one was no exception. The Spring 2017 box featured 7 female founded brands (very cool) and they paired up the the charity More Than Me. Every box comes with a magazine from the creators of […]

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I have a slight subscription box addiction.  I love sampling the newest products and receiving a present (that I pay for) in the mail each month.  Glossybox is one I have been subscribing to for a while.  Glossybox costs $21 dollars a month, but it is cheaper if you opt for a 6-month or annual […]

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My husband is both an excellent cook and amateur food critic.  So naturally I hate cooking for him.  I consider myself to be a decent cook and I used to scour Pinterest looking for recipes only to be disappointed by how they turned out.  We both work and when I heard people were using meal […]

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In today’s world this book should be mandatory reading for all women. Not only does she make me laugh like Tina Fey or Lena Dunham, she also reminds me that sometimes misogyny is a subtle foe. Let this book inspire you and fill you with righteous indignation, then pass it along to your best friend.

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I wanted to take a moment to address my break in blogging. Leading up to the presidential election, I felt excited that there was finally a woman running.  It is hard to believe something is possible when we haven’t seen it done before.  A women has never gotten the chance to show how fierce and amazing […]

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Welcome to the spring edition of my favorite things.  I am so happy spring is finally here! I love being able to walk my dog while it is still light out, spend more time outdoors and busting all of the pastels out of my closet again. Here are some of my favorite products I have […]

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It is so nice to be back to the blog, I have definitely missed this creative outlet.  I decided to take a break during my post-election blues, then one massive work project after another took hold and way too much time passed. Today, I wanted to touch on practicing good self-care.  I can definitely feel […]

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One thing you should know about me is that I am obsessed with my rescue pup Brutus.  He definitely is one spoiled pup and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Brutus is not a fan of any biscuit treats, so in addition to the ones we buy, I also love to make these simple […]

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This edition of my favorite things is all about my favorite makeup for everyday use.  This is what I use most days to create a natural, yet flawless look. Eyes First, I start with Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer, a little bit goes a long way and I find that a tube of this can […]

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I am so excited to be making my favorite fall beverage, especially since this means I will have some stored up this November. This recipe is inspired by The Prairie Homestead.  This recipe will make a one quart batch of concentrate that will last several weeks. Ingredients 6 cups water 1/3 cup sugar 2-3″ fresh […]

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I hope everyone is having a great Friday! On this blog you can expect a review on Friday of a product or service I paid for and what I thought of it.  This week we are going to talk about Honeyfund. Andrew and I created a wedding website where guests could RSVP, find directions, hotel […]

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