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February Unboxed: Beauty Box 5

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As you may remember from this post, receiving something exciting or unexpected in my mailbox brings me so much joy. And if you follow me on Instagram, you know my mailbox has been straight up killing it. I was especially excited to receive this box of goodies from Beauty Box 5 — a subscription service that sends 5 new beauty products straight to your doorstep each month.

The boxes are $12/month ($10 if you order quarterly and $9 if you pay for the whole year!) and are guaranteed to include at least $35 of product. The brands are a mix of drugstore tried & trues, innovative indie, and deluxe…and from what I’ve seen of past boxes (yes, I’m low-key obsessed with unboxing videos on YouTube, lol) the majority of products included are full size. Oh, and did I mention FREE SHIPPING on U.S. subscriptions? Ka-ching!

Now, I don’t know much about makeup, you guys. I tend to stick with the few products I love and just call it a day. But I’m eager to branch out! That’s why I figured Beauty Box 5 would be something fun to try out. Instead of standing clueless in the drug-store, wondering what products to nab, they can do the thinking for me. Then, I can add their finds to my current collection and VOILA! I have a “capsule wardrobe” of makeup for the month. Genius, right?

Here’s everything that was included in the February box! 4 out of 5 of the products were full size for a total retail value of $38.50. Let’s take a look…

pink moisturizing lip mask from Jean Pierre CosmeticsPink Moisturizing Lip Mask from Jean Pierre Cosmetics (Retail: $5.00 for set of 5)

A mask for your lips? I’ve never heard of such things! But what a fun way to prep your pout — and take bathroom mirror selfies while you do. (Just me?) #treatyoself

 

Lip Glow from Style Essentials

Lip Glow in NUDE from Style Essentials (Retail: $4.00)

This lip glow is moisturizing and comfortable to wear with just the right tint of nude for everyday wear. Bonus: It smells like strawberries! I can already tell it’s going to be a new fave.

 

Unicorn Lippie from Tint Beauty

Unicorn Lippie in MAKE BELIEVE from Tint Beauty (Retail: $9.00)

The color of this lipstick is STUNNING. Luckily the ultra-pigmented, matte finish is long-lasting for extended fancy-times wear. Application is a bit messy for not-so-savvy makeup wearers like yours truly.

 

img_2504Unicorn Liner in MAKE BELIEVE from Tint Beauty (Retail: $7.00)

I’ve never really dappled in liners. But I gotta say, this little guy keeps your lipstick where it belongs and since the color is a perfect match it doesn’t look like you’re channeling a 90210 character.

 

Colour Hybrid from So SusanColour Hybrid in MARSALA from So Susan (Retail: $17.50)

The little card accompanying this month’s box boasts that this color looks great on every skin tone but I was hesitant. Could my skin pull off a bright berry, flushed look? Survey says: I love it!

 

P.S. I just watched Titanic last night (RIP Bill Paxton) and the Unicorn Lippie/Liner duo in Make Believe is SPOT ON the lip color Kate Winslet wears through most of the movie. Do with that information what you will. 🙂

Swatches from the Feb. '17 Beauty Box 5

*Note – I received this box free for review but I loved it so much I signed up for a subscription. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Finding Delight. 

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Cocoa Daisy August 2016 Planner Kit Unboxing!

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I had quite the mailbox surprise awaiting me when I arrived back in Miami after the wedding. The August 2016 Planner Kit from Cocoa Daisy! I reached out to Cocoa Daisy a few months ago in the height of my planning/pocket letter frenzy and they were generous enough to send me a kit on the house. Once I opened the package I was absolutely blown away. I just had to share every little perfect detail with you guys. Seriously, if you’re into planning, pocket letters, scrapbooking, happy mail or any sort of paper crafting you’ve GOT to check out the kits this website puts together. I really love that their planner kits are customizable to a ton of different planners and planner sizes. I plan in a personal size binder I got from the Target Dollar Spot and I can’t wait to put some of these goodies to good use! (Not to mention share the love in a pocket letter or two!!)

Wanna see what’s inside?

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“Enjoy Every Day” stuff sack // Planner Inserts (including week at a glance, weekly spreads, journaling pages, month at a glance, year at a glance, and double sided daily to-do pages) // floral washi tape // planner charm // pennant post-it notes // small tablet // puff stickers // hummingbird die cut // hummingbird paper clip

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2 sheets of planner stickers // 2 3×4 notecards

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Copper glitter tape // 6 large cardstock dashboards // 6 small cardstock dashboards // Happy Planner binder clips

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Numerical stickers // package of small die cuts // 6 divider tabs // 1 sheet of icon stickers // 1 sheet of whimsical stickers // journaling card

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Ok, so are you as *heart-eye emoji* as I am right now??? Stationery supplies HEAVEN! So, I think I’ll pop a post or two up next month about how I use the planner pages (and how I like them) and how I style the extra goodies for a pocket letter. Keep an eye out!

Thank you SO MUCH, Cocoa Daisy! This kit is so gorgeous and wonderfully curated. I could stare at all of it all day. 

P.S. Is planning and paper crafting your jam, too? You might like this planner tip or this pocket letter how-to!