Daily Goodie Box Review- November

The November Daily Goodie Box came with all the items below, keep reading to learn a little more about each one below.

Prince of Peace ginger honey crystals

These crystals are a nice twist on a cup of tea. You combine the crystals with hot water and are ready to enjoy a sweet tea with a little spice kick from the ginger. I like that the crystals are individually packed, and you can alter the intensity of its flavor by adjusting the amount of water you use. Prince of Peace sure knows how to make ginger the main star in its’ products!

Napz- all natural sleep solution

I was a little hesitant on trying this when I opened my Daily Goodie Box, because I am not a fan of sleep aids, but after reading the ingredients and learning that the capsules were a drug-free combination of herbs I went ahead and tried them out. I don’t have problems sleeping, but there are nights where it takes me almost an hour to fall asleep. I tried one of these capsules 30 minutes before I hoped to sleep, and it did help me fall asleep in a nice and calm way. Slept through the night, and woke up feeling good- no groggy feeling.  Napz are a nice alternative to sleep-aid drugs, since they are natural, which means none of those nasty side effects of over-the-counter sleep aids; and are non-habit forming, so you don’t rely on them to sleep. Check them out!

Liquid Ice energy drink

The name and can itself are very appealing at first glance. Liquid Ice tastes pretty good, sweet and almost reminded me of an apple. In my opinion, it has a much better taste than other popular energy drinks. The special ingredient in this is CoQ-10 enzyme, which helps give a you a focused feeling. It gives you the energy it promises, but no over the top crazy/jittery feeling. Tasted good, nice amount of caffeine, all those feel-good vitamins and enzymes, and no crash. If you like energy drinks, try this one out- also works good as a mixer 😉

Fix-signature sriracha sauce

While it was not as spicy as compared to most sriracha sauces, this one has a pleasantly sweet garlic flavor. The sweetness reminded me of Vietnamese tuong den pho sauce, which I like very much. This would make an interesting marinade, and seems great for people who prefer a milder hot sauce. I would definitely try this again. I also really liked the sample packaging for on the go, much more convenient than a bottle.

Vive hangover prevention 

Tried this prior to having a few drinks, and though the consistency of this was quite interesting ( think jello shots) no hangover the next day. It didn’t taste bad, but the jello-like texture made it hard to drink. All the vitamins and the fact you are drinking a tall glass of water prior to drinking definitely helps in preventing feeling sick the next day, so overall I think this is a pretty cool product.

Black Forest organic sour heads

Gummy candy has got to be one of my favorites. I really liked the fact these were sour on a nice level, not overbearing. All the flavors tasted good, the only bad thing is they are hard to share!

Desserts on us- Macadamia & milk chocolate cookie

One word to describe Laceys macadamia wafer would be: DECADENT. These were melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The toffee combined with macadamia and chocolate, were a perfect blend. I shared one with my husband and he said “these are so bad, because you can’t just have one”. Let’s just say, i will definitely be ordering some of these 😉

Pure Cosmetics- Pure illumination light up lip gloss

This lip gloss is made with medical-grade lanolin, I immediately knew it would be extremely moisturizing; and gladly I was not disappointed.  The shade is a very subtle and shimmery pink. The formula is not at all sticky or heavy on your lips. On top of it, it had a handy mirror on the side and a LED-lit applicator!! These would make awesome gifts for Christmas, highly recommend it.

Mirabella- black magic marker eyeliner

Thanks to my Goodie Boxes, I discovered this awesome makeup brand- Mirabella. I love, love, love this eyeliner. The felt tip reminded me of Kat Von D’s liners, it applied even and was very easy to use. This is the type of eyeliner people who are new to makeup and pros can both easily use. It is a nice light black shade, and since it applies very easily, you can work more product to make it a darker and more intense black.

Loved all the products in this month’s Daily Goodie Box! Have you tried any of them?!

Colored contacts- how to safely buy and wear them

If you are looking to temporarily change your eye color for Halloween or just for fun, check out a few good tips to ensure you do it in a safe manner.

< wearing “Sunburst” contacts from colouredcontacts.com >

  • Always check with your optician or eye health specialist before wearing colored lenses. You have to make sure your eyes are healthy and are compatible with contacts.
  • Be sure you purchase coloured contacts from a reputable company that is FDA approved. One that has been around for many years, can be considered established and trusted. Do your research, before you commit!
  • Read the instructions and safety precautions included with your contacts before wearing them. Safety first!

  • Always wash your hands before handling your lenses.
  • Do not share them with anyone, as with all hygiene products; lenses should be for personal use.
  • If you notice redness, swelling or any discomfort immediately remove the lenses. Don’t risk your eyesight.
  • Check out how to apply and remove contacts, prior to using them. This is a short and sweet tutorial. Useful and straight to the point.

  • Only wear the contacts the recommended amount of time, you don’t want to overdo it or forget to take them out.

  • Be sure to have cleaning solution specifically made for contact lenses, and double check the expiration date on it.
  • Take good care of them. Be sure you check on the expiration date, and how long you are able to reuse the colored contacts for. Some are disposable, so it’s important to double check. And of course, be sure you are handling them with clean, washed hands; and storing them in a clean container specifically designed for contacts.

Altering your eye color with bright and cool designs is fun, but you gotta be sure you are putting your eyes safety first. Hope this article was useful 😉

The best accesories for Halloween

The right accesories can be all that you need to rock the perfect Halloween look this 31st. Mix and match a few items from below to get a cool, care-free look.

Halloween inspired t-shirt

If you love Halloween, but want a minimalist costume this year- grab a t-shirt!

Cute animal ears

The easiest Halloween costume ever!!! Grab a cute, fuzzy pair of ears, use your makeup skills and you are done.

Cool shoes

Bloody pumps, bat flats, skeleton boots. Besides looking awesomely spooky, these shoes will be a nice and unique touch in your closet.

Fun wig

Put on a vibrant colored wig, add some edgy makeup and you are good to go. A wig can completely change your look, and will give you the freedom to wear your everyday clothes.

Masquerade mask

The most elegant, and minimal costume. A masquerade ball mask and some red lipstick ✔

Halloween costumes can easily be bought, but sometimes it’s more fun when you match various accesories to create your own unique look! 🎃👻

Daily Goodie Box review- October

Why do I love Daily Goodie Boxes you might ask!? I support them, because I have discovered products ranging from organic, to companies who donate some proceeds. They obviously care about what products and companies go in their boxes, and this month left me amazed at all the goodies!

Let’s take a closer look at each of the goodies included below 😉

Now and Later -shell shocked

These are sooo good! Chewy and fruity, a much different version, but just as good as the original Now and Laters. They had five flavors: cherry, strawberry, banana, grape and sour apple. All were good, but my favorite was banana. They start out with a fruity gum consistency, but quickly change to a fruity chewy candy. Now and Laters remind me of when I was a kid since they were one of my favorites, and shell shocked was a nice change without compromising quality.

Flathau’s Fine Foods- Key Lime Snaps

These little shortbread cookies were simply irresistible. They are soft, yet have a bit of a crunch, and are sweetened just right. You get the key lime taste immediately, and they melt into your mouth with a nice buttery finish. Flathau’s key lime snaps are nice to compliment a tea, or a scoop of ice cream if you want to take dessert to the next level. Besides key lime, they have a nice variety of flavors, so check them all out to find your favorite 😊

Inko’s organic energy drink

This whole can of Inko’s organic energy is only 100 calories! It has a subtle orange taste, and doesn’t taste artificial. It has 165mg of caffeine per can, which is almost double of what is in a standard 8oz cup of coffee. Perfect for days when you need help getting stuff done👍My verdict, light & refreshing drink that gave me the energy I needed to get stuff done almost immediately. That energy kick lasted a few hours, and I didn’t even feel it wear off; which means no groggy feeling or slump like some energy products give you.

Mirabella glisten eyeshadow palette

I hadn’t heard about Mirabella cosmetics before receiving this pretty little palette in my October daily goodie box, and my first impression was, beautiful neutral colors in a compact palette. The colors are perfect for fall! The shadows apply smooth, I saw no fallout, and even though they have shimmer it’s very subtle. I loved the color combo in this palette, it has warm and cool hues and that beautiful frosty white was perfect. This palette is great for daytime or nighttime looks, and you can create subtle or smokey looks. Overall, I give Mirabella’s glisten palette two thumbs up, any palette that includes reds and golds is great in my opinion; especially when they are quality and richly pigmented. 👍👍If you haven’t already checked out Mirabella cosmetics, I highly recommend you do. They have a beautiful variety of natural beauty products from lips, to eyes, to cheeks.

Pure cosmetics silicone blender

I must admit, this silicone blender by Pure cosmetics is what I was most excited about receiving in this month’s box 🙂 My daily makeup routine includes a beautyblender for under eye concealer, so I decided to compare the sponge blender to Pure cosmetics silicone…

After using the silicone blender, there was no product left behind. The application, surprisingly was faster than with the sponge; which had me second guessing whether I had used enough product – and I had! The silicone blender applied all the product (meaning no waste!), blended even and quick. Another pro, silicone is hypoallergenic and so much easier to clean than the sponge. I LOVED my Pure cosmetics silicone pro blender, and have been officially converted to silicone over the sponge beautyblender. 😊

Pirouline rolled wafer

Piroulines are crispy and creamy rolled wafers, which I’ve enjoyed for years! I was very happy to see these dark chocolate crème de Pirouline along with a $1 off coupon in this month’s Daily Goodie Box. They came in a perfect serving of two (because if you buy a whole tin it’s hard to stop at two 😜). These light and flavorful wafers are great with a coffee or tea, your favorite dessert, or alone. If you have never tried Piroulines, they are a treat you have to give a try!

Kur Scandinavian bite size bars

Kur is a word from the Danish language and it means “to restore to the natural or proper condition”. This bite size bar is 110 calories with 8g of sugar, Kur strives to create pure food without the added sugar. Though it’s a small bar, it’s huge in flavor. You get the coconut and cashew taste from the first to the last bite. This bar is soft, chewy and moist; truly is a natural-tasting and sweet treat. This is why I love Daily Goodie Box, they introduce me to tasty, good for you bars, from companies who care about their product’s quality.

Sun & Earth -natural laundry detergent

Sun & Earth natural laundry detergent had a soft, citrus scent. I like the fact it’s a natural, cruelty free detergent. When washing our laundry we do prefer doing it with a hypoallergenic detergent to prevent any allergic reactions to scents and dyes, so this detergent was a good match. Overall, cleaned my clothes with no residue, left a very subtle and natural citrus scent, and no allergic reaction occurred after wearing clothes. 👍👍

Nellie’s -wrinkle b gone

Nellie’s all natural wrinkle-B-gone is a pretty innovative product, simply because it’s a way to avoid ironing! You wash and dry your clothes as usual, and once out of the dryer, spray Nellie’s wrinkle-b-gone and smooth out the piece of clothing you want to be wrinkle-free. Below is a pre-spray and after-spray image on one of my blouses.

Straight out of the dryer, my blouse was very wrinkled. I sprayed Nellie’s and let it dry for welll over five minutes. Pretty much all the wrinkles were gone, and Nellie’s left a nice fresh scent behind. This is a pretty handyspray, and Nellie’s is a great company committed to natural products.

5 beauty products you need for the perfect Halloween look

If you are not a fan of dressing up for Halloween, but still want to do something to celebrate; go the DIY route and use your creativity with makeup. Below are five beauty products you will need to create spooky, glamorous, gory, and enchanting makeup looks, perfect for Halloween 🎃

  • Eyeshadow palette

      An eyeshadow palette will come in handy to create many looks, be sure to choose one with many colors. It also helps to know what look you want to create before purchasing a palette to ensure you have all the colors needed.

      • False lashes

        Add some drama to your look with long and thick lashes. They are available in all shapes, lengths, colors and sone even have glitter or fun fabrics attached.

        • Liquid liner

          Eyeliner will come in handy for drawing precise lines on your face to create your Halloween look. Choose a liquid one, with a thin tip to ensure you are able to draw delicate lines when needed.

          • Lipstick

            Compliment your Halloween look with a fun lipstick shade! There’s a variety of colors available from a black lip (good for a witch or skull), to blues ranging from teal to navy (mermaid look anyone?!)

            • Temporary haircolor

            If you have been wanting to try a bright color in your hair, but have been scared to try; Halloween is the perfect excuse to do it! A temporary haircolor spray is convenient and usually washes out after a few shampoos. If you have bleached or light hair, you can use temporary color like Manic Panic for color that will last a bit longer. Or you can also just purchase glitter spray to add some sparkle to your look.

            These five beauty items are a must to create whatever Halloween look you choose. If you need some Halloween makeup inspiration, check out my previous post with creepy makeup looks 👻

            Top 10 Creepy Halloween makeup ideas

            If you want an inexpensive and super scary look for Halloween this year, use your makeup skills to recreate one of the creepy looks below. Which is your favorite one?!

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