Beauty, Hair, Product Review

The Secret to Fabulous Hair

Fabulous Finds Friday

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Today, let’s talk secrets again.  We’ve been sharing a lot of secrets lately.  Last week it was the Secret to Soft Hands and this week it’s the Secret to Fabulous Hair.  To all the fine haired girls out there, this one’s especially for you!

Today’s secret was discovered a few months ago at my sis-in-law’s wedding.  I was getting my hair done and the stylist asked if my hair holds a curl.  My hair stay curled?  Ha!  No way, man!  Then, she pulled out a magic potion.  No joke, my hair stayed curled for 3 days!!!  I’ve never been able to hold a curl for 3 hours let alone 3 days.  What is this magical potion you ask?  It’s a texturizer!  I can’t believe I’ve gone 30+ years without knowing this secret!  My favorite so far is the Garnier Fructis Texture Tease Spray (find it here).  I’ve also tried and enjoyed the Not Your Mother’s Double Take Texture Spray (find it here).  I’m so happy the stylist that day finally showed me how to do my hair.  I’ll never leave home without it again!
What’s your secret to fabulous hair?
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Beauty, Product Review, Winter

The Secret to Soft Hands

Fabulous Finds Friday

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Let’s talk secrets.  I’ve got a big one to share with you today!  Even in the depths of winter, my hands are as soft as a baby’s you-know-what.  How do I do it?  Simple, with O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream (find it here).    My mom gave me a tube of this for Christmas (thanks, Mom!).  I had never heard of it before, but she assured me it was awesome.  She was right!  Aren’t moms the best?  I love that it’s not greasy, soaks in quickly, yet leaves your hands feeling moisturized.  It also doesn’t come off after washing your hands throughout the day.  That’s a huge plus in my book!  I apply it in the morning and before bed and that’s it.  Honestly, my hands have never felt smoother even in the summer!  Do yourself a favor and pick up this lotion today!  You can find it at most major drugstores and our grocery store even carries it!  I promise you won’t be disappointed!

What’s your secret to soft hands during the winter?
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Beauty, Makeup, Product Review

Sephora Bold Lip Kit Review

Fabulous Finds Friday

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, let’s talk lips.  Bright, bold lips to be exact.  For Christmas, my bro and sis-in-law gave me the Sephora Favorites-Give Me Some Bold Lip kit.  Spoiler alert, it’s fabulous!  The kit contains 6 bold lip colors, 2 of which are full size!  Gift sets are such a great way to sample different products you may not have otherwise purchased.  Next holiday season, I’ll certainly be checking into Sephora more frequently! Unfortunately, the bold lip gift set is no longer available, but we can still review the products, right? Let’s get into it!
First of all, let’s establish criteria for a good lippy.  To be a good lip product the formula needs to be comfortable on the lips, it needs to be long-lasting, it needs to fade well, and be transfer-proof.  Now, that’s a tall order, but let’s see what we come up with, shall we?  

Kat Von D: Everlasting Liquid Lipstick: $20
Shade: K-Dub

This was my favorite of the bunch.  There’s just no getting around it.  The formula is fabulous, it’s comfortable, lasts for hours, fades nicely, and is transfer-proof.  That’s an A+ for all the criteria of a good lipstick!  It comes in 40+ shades and although this bright pink may not be everyone’s jam, I would highly recommend picking this up in your favorite shade.  $20 is on the high side of lipstick. However, if you purchase a color that you wear every day, it’ll be worth it.  The formula is that good!  

Too Faced: Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long-Wear Lipstick: $21
Shade: Drunk Dial
This is my second favorite of the six and luckily it’s full-size!  I’m not sure I would call this a matte lipstick, though, maybe I just didn’t let it dry down long enough.  Nonetheless, this is a fabulous lipstick.  It is indeed hydrating and so comfortable on the lips.  It’s also long-lasting and it fades nicely and evenly.  The only downfall is that it’s not transfer-proof.  However, that’s not a deal-breaker for me.   It comes in 20 shades, so again, if you can find one in a shade you wear every day I would recommend this product.  Just a heads up, it is part of the Peaches and Cream collection so it does have a scent to it.  If you’re sensitive to smells, you might want to pass on this one.

bareMinerals: Statement Matte Liquid Lipcolor: $19
Shade: VIP
This one just barely comes in at #3.  I really like the formula and it gets a big thumbs up on all 4 criteria, especially comfort.  This stuff glides on and you can’t even tell you have product on your lips!  The longevity isn’t quite as good as the Too Faced, so this one is third on my list.  This comes in 10 shades.  There are a few neutrals, but most of the shades are on the bolder side.  They look wearable, though.  Even this bright red isn’t over-the-top by any means. Check them out if you’re interested!  I’d recommend them for sure!

Tarte: Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint: $20
Shade: Wannabe
They are not kidding about the lip paint in the name!  It goes on thick and dries almost immediately.  This color is so intense it looked like I was spreading dark chocolate on my lips.  No joke!  Again, this is a comfortable formula, lasts a long time, fades okay, and is transfer-proof.  Although the formula hits most of the criteria for a good lipstick, I just wasn’t wowed by this product for some reason.  It comes in 20+ shades, most on the brown/pink side of things.  This isn’t a bad product by any means, but I’m not sure about the $20 price tag.  If you can find it on sale, then I’d say go for it, otherwise, it’s a pass.

Bite Beauty: Amuse Bouche Lipstick: $26
Shade: Liquorice
First off, this is a beautiful color.  It goes on the lips as a deep, deep red with some hints of gold.  It’s gorgeous and fades absolutely beautifully.  The longevity isn’t bad either.  However, it is not a comfortable formula nor is it transfer-proof.  It comes in 38 shades with some pretty bold choices including a blue and a teal.  $26 is a lot for a lipstick, though.  Again, unless you can find this on sale, it’s a pass.

Nudestix: Magnetic Matte Lip Color: $24
Shade: Vino
This was my least favorite of the bunch.  Unfortunately, this was the other full-size product.  It is long-lasting and is transfer-proof.  That’s where the good things end, though.  It is not comfortable on the lips and fades terribly.  After eating, half of it was gone and the other half I basically had to peel off.  That’s not a cute look, especially when you’re wearing a dark color.  If you were going out for the night and wouldn’t be eating anything, it would probably last until morning. For $24, though, there are better options out there.
There you have it; the complete review of Sephora’s Favorites Bold Lip Kit!  Just to be clear, these all wore off after eating.  Some just faded better than others.  To recap, my top recommendations are the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, the Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long-Wear Lipstick, and the bareMinerals Statement Matte Liquid Lipcolor.  Those are all excellent formulas and well worth the higher price tag.  I’d highly recommend them!  
Have you tried any of these products? What’s your favorite lipstick?
Another big thanks to Russ & Erin!  You guys always give such thoughtful (and bloggable) gifts!
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Beauty, Everyday Style, Fashion, Real Life Style

The Best Tip Ever: Size Does Not Matter

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, let’s talk size. We have quite a complicated relationship with the labels on our clothes. They represent our internal struggle with what we want to be (or think we are) with reality. That can be a hard pill to swallow, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
First and foremost, we need to learn to love our bodies just the way they are.  There’s no need to compare ourselves to supermodels and celebrities. Anyone can look flawless with a team of 20 people doing their makeup and hair. We’re all beautiful in our own way, so rock it, girl!
Secondly, the size labels on our clothes are just arbitrary numbers and letters. Just because you might be an L and not an M doesn’t make you any less beautiful. Instead, focus on fit. No one looks good in clothes that are too small (not even the supermodels!). There’s no reason to try to squeeze into an M when you really need an L. No one will see the label and the L will look far more flattering.
I had such an experience shopping a couple weeks ago. There was a beautiful sweater on the rack. I picked up an M and silly me didn’t try it on. When I got home, I was so excited to wear it, I tore off the tags before I tried it on. Again, what was I  thinking? It was too small, but I tried to wear it anyway. Let me tell you, that’s not a cute look. Had I focused on fit and ignored the label, I would’ve looked skinnier in the larger size than the smaller one.
In other words, size doesn’t matter. Fit does, though. Let’s take the power away from those numbers and letters on labels and start dressing to flatter our bodies.
What’s your best ever fashion tip?
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Beauty, Hair, Makeup, Product Review

2017 Talk Fabulous Awards

Fabulous Finds Friday

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Can you believe 2017 is over?!?!  I certainly can’t. I thought it might be fun to start off this year by reflecting on my favorite things from last year.  Most of these I’ve talked about in a previous Fabulous Finds Fridays.  Hopefully, this will help you make easier decisions when purchasing beauty products.  These are listed in no particular order.  Let’s get into it!

Jazzy Jasmine will be helping us out today!

This is my favorite dry shampoo!  It works great without leaving that annoying white cast.  Plus, it’s inexpensive.  This girl is living on dry shampoo these days, so having a cheap option that works great is the best of both worlds!  Check out my full Dry Shampoo Review here.

This moisturizer is amazing for my oily skin!  It’s hydrating without being overly oily.  The pump is awesome and allows for some serious control over how much product you’re applying.  One pump is perfect for me during the summer.  Two pumps are just the right amount during the spring and fall.  In the depths of winter, I use three pumps.  It looks flawless under makeup and it’s just fabulous! Check out my full review here.

Every time I try a new concealer, I always find my way back to this one. It’s just so good.  The applicator is pretty much foolproof as it’s just a puff that you slide over your face.  Easy and fabulous!  Check out my full review here.

This mascara is on point!  The formula is so easy to work with and leaves your lashes looking full and voluminous.  If you haven’t tried this yet, get in your car, drive to your nearest drugstore, and pick this up!  Check out my full review here.

Don’t be fooled by the low price tag on this stuff.  I avoided this for a long time thinking “Can a foundation that’s $6 really be good?”  The answer is yes, yes it can.  The finish is truly flawless and leaves your face looking bright and healthy.  I get so many compliments on my skin when I wear this product.  When you’re at your local drugstore picking up the Lash Paradise, pick this up too!  I talked about this foundation in my Beauty Favorites post here

These lipsticks are simply beautiful!  The formula is matte, but not drying.  They’re comfortable to wear and don’t budge (unless you’re eating some oily food).  Some of my favorite colors are Rebel Rose, Berry Recognize, and Missy and Fierce.  Check out my full review here.

Just like the Wet n Wild MegaLast lipstick above, this nail polish has some serious staying power.  Want your nail polish to last for days on end without paying an arm and a leg?  Cool, me too!  This is the nail polish for us!  Check out my full review here.

That’s it for the 2017 Talk Fabulous Awards!  What are your favorite products from 2017?

Thanks for stopping by!  See you in my next post!


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Beauty, Everyday Style, Winter

Fabulous Finds Friday: FabFitFun

The Winter Box

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
It’s that time again, time for the winter FabFitFun box!  Jasmine was excited too, so she’ll be helping me out today.  In case you’re unaware, FabFitFun is a lifestyle subscription box service.  Each box contains a variety of wellness, beauty, and fashion items handpicked just for you!  Valued at over $200, each box costs about $50, and ships every quarter.  You can either get an annual subscription or pay each season.  It’s so fun and brings me such joy every time I see the box on my porch!  See my previous unboxings here, here, here, and here.  
Now that you’re all caught up, let’s get into the Winter unboxing!  Spoiler alert, this box was awesome!  It might just be my favorite box yet!  Let’s get into it!
BB Dakota Poncho in Black & Charcoal: $70
This is one cozy poncho!  It’s warm, stylish, and the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.  Even better, it’s reversible with black on one side, charcoal on the other.  Stay tuned for outfits featuring this stylish poncho in the coming months! 
AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream: $33
Who doesn’t need a good hand cream in the winter?  Everyone needs that extra moisture this time of year, and this fits the bill perfectly.  Packed with Dead Sea minerals, witch hazel, and allantoin, this will leave your hands feeling smooth and hydrated without being greasy.  After just using this for a few days, my hands feel soft as a summer’s day.  It’s awesome!
Pointe Studio Aloe Infused Cozy Socks: $19
Socks with lotion inside?  Yes, please!  These socks are great!  I wear them at night and my feet have never felt smoother.  According to the insert, these should last 25-30 washes, which seems pretty great.  Even after the aloe has worn off, these socks are so soft, they’ll still be great.  
DOUCCE Freematic Eyeshadow Pro Palette in Smokey: $70
I love a good eyeshadow palette and this one did not disappoint.  The palette contains shades of browns, greys, and purples and also includes a stunning highlight.  The few times I’ve used it, the shadows seemed really nice and creamy and well pigmented.  The FabFitFun insert suggests applying the shadow dry for a natural, daytime look or applying wet for a dramatic, night out look.  I can’t wait to play around with this more this winter!
Homemade by Ayesha Curry Ceramic Mug: $16
Winter calls for hot cocoa, hot tea, and any hot beverage for that matter.  A hot beverage calls for a cute mug and this mug is just that.  There were a few options, mine is pink and says “Love You a Latte.”  I’m a sucker for such cuteness.  I have yet to use it but don’t despair.  I’ll be breaking this puppy out in no time!
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment: $75
Although I haven’t used this yet, I can’t wait to try it out.  This came just in time as I’m out of my other exfoliator.  This is infused with papaya, pumpkin, and pineapple enzymes to help improve the appearance of skin texture and pores.  It also is supposed to brighten the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  Sounds good to me!  It suggests using the product in the shower to allow the steam to activate the enzymes.  This made me happy as I always wash my face and exfoliate in the shower.  Don’t you just love when you find out you’ve been doing something right on accident!
Grace & Stella Anti-Wrinkle Energizing Eye Masks: $16
This is another product I haven’t tried yet, and I can’t wait to test it out.  I’ve always been intrigued by undereye masks, but haven’t made a purchase just yet.  Now I don’t have to!  These promise to bring elasticity and youthfulness to your eyes with collagen and minerals.  I won’t argue with that!  When I try these out, I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes!
8 Other Reasons Nine Lives Choker in Rose Gold: $58
This choker is on point!  Chokers are so on trend right now and this one is just beautiful!  It’ll go fabulously with the dressiest outfit or just t-shirt and jeans.  I love that FabFitFun always includes some jewelry in their boxes.  It’s great quality and is usually something that can be worn every day.  Look for this choker to be featured in an outfit very soon!
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray: $29
This spray features a blend of lavender, vetivert, and chamomile to reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality.  To be honest, I was skeptical if this was actually going to improve my sleep.  It smells great, so I figured it would be a good room freshener if nothing else.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that this really does work!  I’ll continue to use it and enjoy sleeping like a baby!

Total Box Value: $386!!!
What a fabulous box!  I’ve loved all my boxes, but this one is my favorite.  I will use each and every product in here and that’s pretty cool.  Looks like winter will be full of testing out new favorite from FabFitFun!

Have you subscribed to FabFitFun yet?  Interested?  Use my link to get $10 off your first box!
Already subscribed?  What was in your box?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
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Beauty, Budget Shopping, Everyday Style, Makeup, Product Review, Travel

The All-in-One Palette and Why You Need One

Fabulous Finds Friday

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Today, let’s talk skepticism.  For a long time, I was quite skeptical of those all-in-one palettes.  You know the ones, they have eyeshadows and blush and lipstick all in one compact.  I just couldn’t wrap my mind around having cream products next to powdery ones and how messy that must get.  Did I actually try it, though?  No, no I didn’t.   Was I missing out big time?  Yes, yes I was.  
Last week, the Thanksgiving holiday brought a chance for the hubby and me to visit my family back in Kansas.  All the good food and good company are reason enough to be excited to go home.  One extra perk is that oftentimes my mom has a pile of things she bought that didn’t work for her, but she thinks will work for me.  Aren’t moms the best?  This trip she had an all-in-one palette from Revlon (find it here).  There are 3 shade choices for this palette; mine is Berry in Love.  It includes 6 eyeshadows, 1 blush, 2 lipsticks, 2 lip glosses, a mirror, and mini applicators.  The applicators actually aren’t bad, but preferably I would use my own brushes.  The mirror is a little small, but usable.  
The colors are said to be universally flattering, and they are certainly very pretty.  The blush is a little light on my skin tone.  It does layer well, so with a little extra work you can get a good color payoff.  I wish the pan for the blush was bigger as it’s difficult to use a full-size blush brush, but it’s workable.  The palette doesn’t come with a highlight, but you can easily use any of the lighter eyeshadow shades for that purpose.  As I mentioned, my biggest fear was that the powder products would get all up into the cream products.  I’m happy to say, that has not been an issue yet.  So far so good!  
My favorite part of this palette is the convenience.  This can replace 5 products you would normally have to include in your makeup bag with this one palette.  With holiday travel season upon us (and any traveling for that matter) space is at a premium.  If I can pack a product that saves precious space, that’s a big plus.  It’s also nice not having to think about coordinating your eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick choices.  It’s all right there, already optimized with universally flattering colors that work well together.  It’s quick and easy to just throw in your bag and go.  That I like and you will too!  If you’re like me and were skeptical of the all-in-one palette, just try it out.  You won’t be disappointed!
Have you used an all-in-one palette?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
Have a fabulous weekend, lovelies!
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Beauty, DIY, Everyday Style, Fabulous Finds Friday, Home Organization

How to Quickly Change Purses

Fabulous Finds Friday

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A woman and her purse. What a complicated relationship that can be, amiright? My whole life is in my purse. When it’s a mess, I’m a mess. When it doesn’t match my outfit, I’m also a mess. It puts a damper on the whole look I worked so hard to create. Usually, though, I’m in too big a hurry to go through the complicated process of switching it. So there I go with my cute black and teal outfit and my brown purse. Ugh! 
From One Good Thing by Jillee
No more of that my, friends, no more! Enter the craft organizer turned purse buddy. This is slick. Jillee from One Good Thing turned a craft organizer into her purse buddy for all her essentials (see her post here). While I love this idea, it’s not going to work for me. I’m constantly throwing my bag around all topsy-turvy, it’s never upright. Does this happen to anyone else? No? Just me? Okay. Instead, I found 3 travel-sized bags to put my essentials in. Two were gifts and the pink one I bought from the dollar store. The dollar store has tons of super cute bags in many different sizes. If you’re in the market for a travel bag (or a purse organizer bag) I’d highly recommend checking out the dollar store.

Let’s get into the organizing.  First, we need to define our purse essentials.  This will be different for everyone.  Searching Pinterest for “purse essentials” yielded lists upon lists of must-haves for your purse.  I combined a few lists together and came up with my own purse essential list.  I gathered the items with the help from my puppy Jasmine (isn’t she getting so big?!?!).
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Cool, now that I have my list and the items, it’s time to bag them up.  The items can be divided into three categories (yes, I’m that organized, don’t judge me! 😉).  One bag will be for makeup items; one bag for the notebook, writing utensils, charger, and things of this nature; and the last bag will be for the first aid supplies.  Lo and behold, it all fits!
To change purses, simply pull out the bags and place them in the new purse.  It’s easy and only takes about 2 minutes.  Even on my most rushed mornings, I can spare 2 minutes for a good cause!  Big thanks to Jasmine the puppy for her help with this blog post!  She can be such a troublemaker (she is a puppy after all), but just look at that face!  She’s the cutest! 💖
What’s on your purse essential list?  Let us know in the comments below!
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post! 
Have a fabulous weekend, lovelies!
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Beauty, Fabulous Finds Friday, Fashion, Scarves

October Favorites

Things I’ve been loving this month!

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Once again, there’s no crafting segment today.  I know, I know, on Wednesdays we craft.  Don’t worry!  I have plenty of fabulous crafting projects lined up for the holiday season, but today let’s take a moment to reflect on October.  First of all, where did October go?  Seriously, it’s flown by!  I feel like I blinked and the whole month disappeared.  Despite the light speed of time, I did manage to wrangle up some of my favorite things to share with you from the month of October!  Let’s get into it!
Online Shopping
This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone.  Last week’s Fabulous Finds Friday was all about online grocery shopping (see the post here).  It’s so good, though, it’s worth mentioning again.  Since last week’s post, I’ve ordered from the HyVee Aisles Online service and Target delivery once more.  I was still impressed.  These will be services I will continue to utilize in the future!

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in Rebel Rose: $5
This is the quintessential fall lip color (find it here)!  It’s the perfect neutral shade that would work for just about anyone.  These lipsticks have also been featured in a Fabulous Finds Friday (see the post here).  The is the most comfortable matte lipstick ever!  It drys down without stripping your lips of all the moisture and the staying power is truly amazing.  Love it!
What Nicole Wore
I’ve been loving this blog (check it out here)!  Not only does she discuss fashion and lifestyle, she also explores everyday issues.  She touches on things that most of us can relate to in a way that makes us feel like we’re not alone.  There’s a sense of community and comradery surrounding her blog.  I would highly recommend checking it out!

Yeah, it’s that time of year.  As much as we might hate to see the warm summer sun melt away, let’s not pretend like we’re not a little bit happy to pull out our scarves, sweaters, and boots.  If it’s going to be cold, we might-as-well-be cute!  Fall fashion certainly offers the opportunity to get creative with our style.  Fall is my favorite, both for the show Mother Nature puts on for us and for the fashion.  So, go ahead, rock those scarves and show that cold weather who’s boss!

Ah, yes, fall and apples.  I’m not a big on pumpkin spice flavored things, but sign me up for some apples!  Apple cider, apple crisp, apples, apples, apples!  In case you’re in the market for a new apple recipe, check out this apple dip.  It’s delicious!  For a simpler version, layer Greek yogurt, caramel sauce, mini chocolate chips, and dip away. Yum!
I’d love to know your October favorites!  Feel free to comment below, on the Facebook page, or on Insta and let us know what you’ve been loving this month!
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
Beauty, Everyday Style, Fabulous Finds Friday, Product Review

Fabulous Finds Friday: FabFitFun

The Fall Box

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, we’re talking Fab Fit Fun for fall!  How’s that for some mega alliteration!?!  Let’s check out what was in the fall box, shall we?  If you subscribe to FabFitFun, let me know what was in your box.  Enough chatting, let’s get into it!
Mer-Sea & Co. Scarf: $98
Oh my goodness, I wish you guys could feel how soft and light this scarf is.  It’s truly heavenly!  Whether you’re traveling to far off lands or just hanging out at home, this scarf is a must-have for fall.  When the weather cools down, you better believe this scarf will have a permanent home around my neck!  As nice as this scarf is though, there’s no way I would pay upwards of $100 for it.  That’s the beauty of these subscription boxes, though.  You get to treat yourself to something nice that you wouldn’t normally buy for yourself.  That’s awesome in my book!
Private Party Gym Bag: $59
How cute is this bag?!?! Mine says “Meet Me at the Barre” in honor of my childhood ballet days.  Even though I’m more of a workout-at-home kinda girl, this bag will still come in handy.  Who doesn’t need an extra bag (or two or three or four) laying around, right?  I can’t wait to use it!
Imm Living Coxet Wire Heart Ceramic Jewelry Holder: $33
I don’t know about you, but I’m always leaving my everyday jewelry on top of my jewelry armoire.  It takes so much extra effort to put it away into the armoire when I’m just going to get it out the next day, amiright?  😉  This was the item I didn’t know I needed.  It’s perfect to sit on top of my armoire to hold all those items I don’t want to put away.  Now, there’s no fear of them falling down and getting lost on the floor.  Genius!
Deco Miami Lavender Cuticle Oil: $12.50
This stuff is awesome.  I suffer from mega dry cuticles and this oil helps bring them back to life.  Plus, it smells great and the lavender is oh so soothing.  Apparently, even my puppy liked it as she chewed the cute gold lid completely off.  Luckily, she didn’t get into the product itself.  I should’ve known she was up to something when it was way too quiet in the living room.  Silly girl!

Whish Beauty Renewing Mud Mask: $48
I haven’t had a chance to try this, but I’m so excited to test it out.  The description says it “features natural ingredients like bentonite clay, aloe, and rosehip oil to reveal smoother, softer skin while slowing down the aging process.”  Sounds good to me!  
Mytagalongs Hot & Cold Gel Pack: $15
If you’re like me, you never have a cold pack when you need one.  Also, if you’re like me, you never think to buy one at the store.  Very rarely do I think about first aid items when I’m perusing down the aisles of my favorite drugstore.  Luckily, now I don’t have to.  Thanks, FabFitFun, for including another item I didn’t know I needed!
Trestique Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon: $28
The color I received was Florence Fig & Rose Balm, which is a really lovely pinky/peach nude shade.  We all know I love my drugstore makeup.  There’s so much great quality makeup there for an affordable price.  Well, friends, this product is an exception.  The description indicates that this is a “handy 2-in-1 product that features a creamy, lightweight lip color crayon with a natural matte finish, and a BB lip balm for added shine and moisture.”  This is the most comfortable lip product I’ve ever used and is living full time in my purse.  I would totally pay $28 for this lip stuff.    Now, not only do I want one in every color, but I also want all my friends and family to feel the fabulousness of this product, too!
Cottonelle FreshCare Flushable Cleansing Cloths
What a cute addition to this box!  While I don’t think it’s a good idea to flush these (even though they say you can) it is nice to have some wet wipes around.  You never know when you might need them!
Dphue Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse: $35

I was so excited to receive this product in my box!  I’ve been intrigued by apple cider vinegar use on the hair so I couldn’t wait to try this out.  It claims to be a “shampoo and conditioner substitute [that] uses the power of apple cider vinegar and other ingredients like lavender extract and argan oil to gently remove impurities from your hair without stripping it of its natural oils.”  Sounds good.  I used this when I got back from the beach as it seemed like a good choice to get rid of the excess salt water and such left in my hair from beach time.  I washed my hair with this, threw it up in a ponytail, sprayed a little hairspray and went about my day.  I was impressed with how soft and clean my hair felt.  The second time I used it, though, the story had a different ending.  I washed my hair with this and then put several styling products in my hair including a gel, root booster, and some hairspray.  Those products did NOT play nice with the vinegar hair rinse.  My hair was so sticky, weighed down, and just generally gross.  I would use this again, but not before styling.
The Jetset Diaries Cable Knit Beanie: $49
Again, I wish you guys could feel how soft and light this hat is!  For all of you that live in the north, you understand the need for a cute and functional hat.  This beanie fits the bill nicely.  I’m so excited to style it different ways this winter.  Afterall, I might-as-well have some fun when there’s 3 feet of snow on the ground, right?
Total Value of Box: $377.50!!!
What a great box and what a great value!  Getting almost $400 worth of products for $50 is awesome!  I will at least try out all these products and probably use most of them on a regular basis.
This was my last box in my year-long subscription.  In January, I took my Christmas money and paid $175 for an annual subscription.  That makes each box ring in at about $44.  If you’re interested in seeing what I got in my previous boxes, check them out here: Editor’s Box/Spring Box/Summer Box. Maybe it’s silly, but this just brought me joy every time I saw that box sitting on my front porch.  I couldn’t wait to open it and see what was inside!   In our ever-stressful world, doing something that will bring a little joy to your heart is not a bad idea.  Something as little as this can put a bright spot in any bad day.  I would highly recommend subscribing to FabFitFun.  If you’re not sure, just get one box to try it out.  There’s certainly no harm in that.   I will definitely be renewing my subscription for next year!  If you’re interested in subscribing, use my link to get $10 off your first box.  Enjoy!
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
Have a fabulous weekend, lovelies!