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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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Review: Vitafive Vitamin Subscription

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Here’s the deal. I KNOW I feel better when I take vitamins. Remembering to take them consistently is something I always promise myself I’ll be better at. But the thing is, for YEARS, as hard as I tried I just couldn’t fall into the routine. Some brands gave me a stomach ache unless I swallowed them just the right time after eating a meal. I would miss the window once, twice, and then never pick them back up. Others I remembered to take for weeks…and then forgot to re-purchase once I hit the end of the bottle. I sorta resigned myself to this pattern.

But then I found out about vitafive. Holy smokes! Why didn’t someone think of this sooner? As you may know, I’m all about eliminating decision fatigue and automating aspects of life to use that brain space for more important things. I’ve found ways to do this with my money, my clothes, even my snacks! Why not my vitamins, too?

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So, here’s how this genius system works! For about $1 per day vitafive will ship you a 4 week supply of gummy vitamin packs. You can either choose from one of their pre-formulated packs or create your own custom pack. I opted for the Essentials Pack which includes a multivitamin, Vitamin D3, and Omega 3. Other pre-formulated options include:

Beauty Pack – Biotin, Vitamin C, Omega 3

Active Pack – Vitamin D3, Calcium, CoQ10

Brain Pack – Omega 3, Vitamin D3

Heart Pack – Vitamin C, Omega 3, CoQ10

Sleep Pack – Multivitamin, Melatonin, Vitamin D3

Immune Pack – Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Omega 3

(There are also packs for kids!)

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I love the convenience factor! Your daily vitamins are pre-packaged together for each day of the week so they’re all in one place and ready to go. This is absolutely perfect for tucking in your purse as you head out the door or packing in your lunchbox along with your food. And signing up for the subscription service means you don’t have to think about re-purchasing a bunch of different bottles at different times as you run out. You’ll simply receive a package with your next month’s supply!

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And look how cute these little gum drop vitamins are! There’s something to be said about the convenience of a gummy, too. I’m not embarrassed to say that, even as an adult, swallowing pills isn’t all that fun. If there’s a way around it I’m all about it. It certainly helps that this particular option tastes delicious. So, they’re fun to take post-meal or as a little mid-morning “snack”. They’re also all gluten free and vegetarian (some are vegan, too!).

I definitely wouldn’t want to swallow a huge horse pill on the beach. A delicious dose of gummy vitamins? Yes, please!

I would recommend vitafive to ANYONE looking to live a little healthier, searching for consistency when it comes to taking vitamins, or seeking an easy and fun vitamin option!

And great news! Vitafive is offering Finding Delight readers 30% off their first box with the coupon code beth30 (all lowercase). Just enter in this code at check out. No commitment necessary. You can cancel any time. So check it out! And let me know if you do. I’d love to hear if you like these little brain space savers as much as I do!!!


This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. 

Review: Graze Box

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I’ll admit it. I can get a bit hangry… that is, the general annoyance with everything around and speaking to me that pops up whenever my tummy starts to grumble and there’s no food in sight. Once I figured this out about myself it was like a light-bulb moment and I resolved to approach everyday excursions prepared. Yet, there’s only so many lara bars and cuban crackers a girl can eat! I needed to up my snacking game. Which is why I was super stoked to stumble upon Graze.

Graze combines wholesome ingredients with knock-your-socks off flavors to create hundreds of different exciting snacks. They then send a selection of these snacks to your doorstep. You get to choose how many snacks to receive and how often. My first box of 4 came with strawberries and cream protein granola topper, zesty lime & red pepper salsa with pita chips, honeycomb flapjack, and twist of black pepper popcorn. The snacks were so delicious I immediately signed up to receive 8 snacks/monthly. I love that each snack features a handy health badge that let’s you know important information; like whether it’s a good source of fiber, contains 1/2 a cup of fruit, or is low-calorie, so you can feel good about your snacking choices. I also really appreciate that they’re portion controlled, which saves me from my natural inclination of getting down on a bag of trail mix only to realize I’ve eaten like 6 servings.

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And the best part? They’re the perfect size and packaging to tuck inside my purse. So the next time Miami traffic keeps me out past my lunch-time I won’t start grumbling and griping. Gotta love convenience! Bring ’em along anywhere. Think: on a hike, in an airport, post workout, you get the picture.

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You can order 4-snacks for $5.99 or 8-snacks for $11.99 and choose to have them delivered weekly, every 2 weeks or monthly. For high quality, wholesome snacks delivered to my door, I’ll happily pay $1.50 a pop. Similar snacks at Whole Foods or Publix would often run me much more.

Anyways, if you too are prone to getting a little hangry, I highly recommend checking out this service. Bonus: Graze will let you try out a 4-snack box for TOTALLY FREE with the code BETHB8RZP. If you love the service and decide to stick around? You’ll also receive your fifth box for free, too! Thank you so much, Graze. Happy snacking!