Birchbox December 2013 Sparkle and Shine

Ya know what else came!!  My Birchbox December 2013 Sparkle and Shine box!




it’s blurry I know.

Number 4 Non-Aerosol Hairspray: I already received this in a julep mystery box.  I hardly use hair spray so this went into the gift pile.
Beekind Body Lotion: This is great for this time of year.  I love nice lotion and my hands dry out really bad.  My mom and I tried to figure out what it smells like and we decided it smelled like lemon drops.  Like sugar and lemon.  Quite a nice scent.  The lotion is not thick so it’s probably meant for your body like it says in the name… but I’d like to use it on my hands and keep it in my bag.
Emily’s Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookie: I wanted to eat this immediately but I stopped myself.  It’s going in the stocking stuffer pile (so if you’re reading this and and I am making you a stocking this year – sorry I ruined the surprise but get excited because this looks amazing).
Eslor Skincare System: I typically don’t love packet samples but this could be fun to try one night.
I don’t know what the heck this thing is and I don’t have a smart phone.
Secret Agent Beauty Secret Lip Affair Nourishing & Plumping Lip Gloss: Uhhhhh… I was pretty excited about getting this annnddd… it’s missing.  I contacted birchbox and hopefully they’ll send me it??

Goodies Co. Box Subscription July 2013 Review


This is my Goodies Co. Box Subscription July 2013 Review…

cosmos creations

Cosmos Creations – Cinnamon Crunch: OMGGGGGGGGGGG.  How is this 100 calories?  Non-GMO Corn, Gluten Free, No Trans Fat, No Kernels, No Hulls…. exactly what I love about popcorn and exactly doesn’t include what I dont like about popcorn (kernals).  This tastes SO good!!  And I don’t have any guilt!  I 100% recommend it.


Multi-Seed Crackers: These crackers were really crunchy. I liked that they were gluten free.  You didn’t too many in this little package.


Fruit Water – Orange Mango: This tastes like orange soda… but with less fizz.  It has zero calories…… wait AND it has b5 & 6 vitamins, magnesium, zinc and green tea extract!!!  Talk about guilt free drinkin!  This was really nice, and the bottle is fun looking too!


Gimbal’s Cherry Lovers: WOW.  I didnt think I was going to love these, but I DID.  I loved that there are 9 different flavors and each one was a suprise.  I liked the chocolate cherry, the black cherry, wild cherry…. kinda of all of them actually.  This would be so fun for valentine’s day.

the better chip

The Better Chip – Jalapeno and Sea Salt Chips: These were pretty good.  These were spicy and fun.  Probably would have been better with guacamole.


Graze Review Box #5

Graze box is a box that comes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or pretty much however often you want… it comes with 4 fun, healthy, creative snacks!  It’s only $5 a box (that includes shipping).  Totally worth it!  Go to and use this code XDGNFDH.


  • Cookies and Cream: I was most excited about this.  Mini chocolate cookies, roasted hazels, white chocolate buttons, and sunflower seeds.  Well… I liked everything but the sunflower seeds.  The seeds were boring and had no taste, I basically ate everything but the seeds first then I just had a pile of seeds I didn’t really feel like eating.
  • Boston Baguettes: I was weary to try this BBQ relish with tomato breadsticks.  I think because it sort of looked like the red onion marmalade I had once that I greatly disliked.  BUT I do like BBQ so I dug in and I was satisfied.  I liked it.
  • Brooklyn Bites: BBQ pumpkin seeds, poppyseed pretzels, and cheese cashews.  I wasn’t really in love with this.  I didn’t know they were pumpkin seeds when i was eating it (I didn’t read what it was first).  I kept thinking these are shaped like bugs and that makes me uncomfortable.  The pretzels, I had high expectations, but I dont know why, poppyseeds dont really taste like much?  And the cheese cashews, I was a little bit grossed out by.
  • Festival Fruits: pear, blackcurrants, apple, and pitted dried plums.  I LOVED the pears.  The plums were ok.  The apples are like leathery.  The blackcurrants are sour – but ediable and I feel like they have to be doing some kinda antioxidant thing for my body so I’m okay with it.

Graze Box Reviews

My 2nd and 3rd Graze box…


  • Toffee Apple: I thought I’d like this.  But I didn’t.  The sticky toffee just didn’t do it for me… and the granny smith apple slices were so tiny and chewy.  I decided to ask to not get this again in my box.
  • Dark Rocky Road: pecan nuts, dark chocolate buttons, and cranberries… why the heck not?!  This was just okay.  I wasn’t wild over it.
  • Black Pepper Pistachios: I’ve had pistachios before, but never with black pepper.  hmmm not my favorite.  I am not in a pistachios kinda mood the past year.
  • Bonnie Wee Oatbakes: red onion marmalade with cheese and chive oatbakes.  GROSS.  I hated this.


  • Java Cake: roasted hazels, orange infused raisins, and dark chocolate buttons.  The hazelnuts were excellent, can’t go wrong with dark chocolate buttons, but the orange infused raisins were weird… it was like my mouth was expecting a raisin and got an orange flavored raisin(that’s actually exactly what happened).  I guess it was pretty good.
  • Pomodoro Rustichella: Cheese croutons, tomato, basil and oregano almonds and mini tomato breadsticks… this was okay, not my favorite from the savory selection.
  • Super Berry Detox: blueberries, green raisins, goji berries, and cranberries.  (I haven’t tried this yet and will update when I do)
  • Summber Berry Compote: Berry Compote with wholemeal shortbread dippers.  Yum.  This was good.  I liked the shortbread dippers.