Yay! 3/09/16 this all began…1 year down 👐

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I will be back to chat a bit more in this post but for now I will just ask if you guys would comment below what you want to see posted here most this year! For me it’s food recipes of mine I have yet to share! Anyway, XoXo! Thanks for always checking in. There will still be subscription boxes shared here like my most recent one by the Candy Club!

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March 10th 2017 @9:13PM

 

Almost One Year of Blogging….

20170127_075413 Hey everyone! I can’t believe that a whole year has gone by since I first started this blog? It sure went like the wind! I have a few more days til it’s official but I want to take the time now to thank each and every single one of you who cruise through my blog posts! Espeacially those who comment. I read you guys comments daily. ALL OF THEM, for a matter of fact so I see you spammers as well….”bless your heart” as my grandmother would say. I’m never going to approve your comments but go right ahead on using your energy to submit them if that makes you happy! To one in particular that was not so much spam but a fellow Blogger whose site mentioned how the earth is not round but flat….thank you for visiting my blog. I returned the favor by clicking your link and thoroughly enjoyed your site! I have yet to approve your comment since I only viewed it in my email and not here. I have to dedicate a day to trashing spam to find your comment and many others like yours! Just know you guys that I appreaciate you all very much! I really do want this to be a engaging site with you all giving feed back, RESPECTFUL opinions and advice. I like to think at this age that Im at, that I know exactly who I’am and what I like and dont like. What I will accept and not accept. Will stand for and not stand for but in reality there is about 10% room for the unknown and unexpected for me. There are plenty of subscription boxes I have yet to try and life experiences as a woman, person of color (Oh, I know the correct term too by the way and it ain’t Black or African American but for right now…) and mother I have yet to experience but with each lesson I grow. Just as with each subscription box, purchase elsewhere and research hour dedicated to knowing more about what I’am rubbing on my skin, or ingesting and digesting. As for this Blog it is a mini expression of who I’am. Not perfect, but perfect in my imperfection and eager to learn, grow, share and repeat! I hope you guys have been entertained, educated, made to think about many things and overall pleased with what you have found here this past year. When it is officially one year as to date (in a few days) I will be back! For now, I’am going to enjoy this Tuesday in which I’am trying to get over a cold with my favorite chocolate by my side 😆

Tuesday, Feb 28th 2017 @12:44pm

My First Ever LippieBox!

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*Sorry to those with pet peeves for grammatical errors (I read ya’ll comments 😌) BUT as some of you SHOULD know I do this as a hobby… and I do so very quickly at times without spell checking or anything before posting. I took the time to do so just now as I always come back to do when I have more time so smile. Forgive my initial excitement of just coming here and sharing regardless of how sleep deprieved I may be or what have you. If you knew me personally I think I would get a pass lol……now let’s get into it!*

Hey everyone! I wanted to drop in right quick with the newest subscription box I have tried! Today I received the LippieBox and was very happy I chose this box to try out! It is winter and the worst or most troublesome parts of my body are my hands that look and feel dry and my lips! So everything I receieved will be used and I dont have to worry about a shade or color that does not work for me as they are almost all colorless lippies lol. I just so happened to see the live by the owner last week where she showed what was available to customze your box if that was what you wanted. I did, so I chose 3 out of the 5 items you will see pictured below. I went with Bee’s Best Beeswax lip balm made in the USA, Cake Batter by Eclipse whose website I need to check out to see if wheter or not it was made here….but Im pretty sure it is was. And then the Bonne Bell Coca-Cola refresh tinted lip gloss. The two items chosen for me were the Valentines Lip Scrub by Magical Star along with their lip balm in Chocolate Raspberry! See pics below…

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I like that the balms all have very simple ingredient lists and the cake batter one smells so delicious 😍 I have used the Lip Scrub that by the way offers a generous amount so thats awesome! Ah, and which has crushed up candy hearts within it! Then, I followed up with the cake batter balm because I just wanted to try that one first. It is very moisturizing and like I said before smells delicious. I will be back with an update on all the lippies in a week. As for now I’am content with my V Day gift to myself 😎

Feb 11th 2017 (Sat) @ 8:40pm

Snow Storm in NYC!

Hey guuuyyysss! Im talking to you from the comfort of my bed. I have looked outside and seen the accumulation of snow thus far and thought thank goodness I can stay in and rest. It was declared yesterday that schools would be closed today due to the expected snow storm. Meanwhile, parents and others may STILL be expected to head out to work? My little sister has been told by her managers that they are going to open at 3:30pm. That just blows my mind right there but Im not the least bit surprised as some folks/companies only care about profit. Nevermind that they will be wasting electricity and putting their workers in possible danger while they travel back in forth on the road in this storm. To wait for customers who are being advised to stay indoors…..yeeeaaaaa let that sink in.

On another subject, I have receieved the February 2017 Degustaboxusa food box and cannot say it excited me much. It did however excite my LO who had seen an unboxing online prior to us receiving ours last night. He could not wait to open the included Walker’s Shortbread cookies. And they did not dissapoint either of us despite them being crumbs as most of it was broken up. As I already stated I was not excited by this months selection but happy to have recieved an extra item which I received in the past and loved. The Lovely chews! 😍😍😍😍 The other extras were two items I told them in the survey I DID NOT LIKE. The very artificial tasting gummies with yogurt from Welcher’s and the Jolly time popcorn that tasted like a bag of chemicals last month. The items for the February box was a hot sauce, cookies, dark chocolate bar with salt (wwhhyyy), a orange soda by Jones, two small packs of a sauce and a fettuccine package. I may have left one item out but I will simply come back and update this post later with pictures for accuracy! Ah!! As I type this out I have received a message from my sis and apparently after much thought her company will  be closed today. 😒 😂

February 9th 2017 (Thursday) @12:57pm afternoon

January 2017 Degusta Box 😍

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Hey everyone! Now, before I get into this months box I want to acknowledge that this box was perhaps a miss for many this month. I chalk that up to last months box being spectacular and having catered to the Holiday vibes with something most would love which was CAKE AND FROSTING MIX! Anyway, this box in my opinion was geared towards our little ones. My little one got excited to see the Pancake mix, little bites and fruit snacks. I on the other has was excited to see the jerky, curry sauce and whisps! I know every month can’t be outstanding but to me it was still a decent box and worth my $20. I have not taken a ton of pics but I did upload my unboxing vid so if your curious give it a look. I’ll talk to you guy’s later ✌

January 2017 DegustaUSA unboxing!

*Update*

JANUARY 23RD 2017 (MONDAY) @10:12AM

That Jolly Time popcorn was disgusting! I made one bag and it was butterless and instead had a very STRONG CHEMICAL TASTE!!! I shared that with the subscription company in a survey and what they do with that info…. (shruggs). That box with two packs of popcorn left went in the trash!!!

December 2016 Ipsy Bag 😍

Hey ya’ll, I’m just going to jump right in with the pics of the products from my December Ipsy bag yaaaasssss lol

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This hand cream smells so good! 😍 And I pretty much loved everything I recieved in this months bag. After my vacation from them this was a great start to another beautiful experience. I got a pink lippie (unlike what it looks like in its container) when at first I thought it would be a RED lippie I had hoped for by Tarte……but I will take it! I like the texture or consistency but not the applicator but hey we can’t win them all.

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Again, this bag with 4 to 5 deluxe or full size samples of beauty products is $10.89 a month! You take a survey to recieve products geared to your likes! If you want to get the January bag just use my referral link and enjoy. (Ipsy!) Talk to ya’ll later, stay sweet ✌

12/17/2016 @ 10:23am

 

Dropping in real quick…

Hey guys! I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who read my blogs! Im a total non celeb and influenster and maybe thats part of why you visit or it’s my content. Either way I thank you very much. Im always 100% honest when I express my feelings here. Wheter regarding real life events or subscription services. I may post about being excited to try a service….try it and then tell you ummm yea not again. Plain and simple or I do the opposite. Either way it’s my monetary lost or gain when I do so. And what I mean when I say that is that it is my points towards free stuff and etc. the companies issue as rewards when my or anyone of the thousands out here with a referral link gets used or that I cease to have when I unsubscribe from any company. Unless, Im in an affiliate program which I’m sure I have made clear. In that case wheter I get their box or not I get points for sharing their links which I do with Lootcrate because I love their Loot Anime box…for good or bad. Anyway, I like to share things from my point of view because nothing goes as planned all the time and no one persons experience is the same as the next. So the outcome for us all is different when it comes to subscription services. With that being said, I repeat Thank You for visting my blog everyone XoXo!!!! I’ll talk to you all later after I get my December 2016 Ipsy Bag! 😎 Yea, that’s right I picked that subscription back up as a treat to myself for the Holidays. And because I was lowkey hoping for some red lippies and JACKPOT I saw the contents of mg bag lastnight and I’am one happy camper! Until next time, stay cool ✌

December 8th 2016 (Thursday) @3:50pm

“All I need in this life of sin….is the Degusta box” 😁

December 2016 Degustaboxus!

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Hey guys, you should already know my bias for this monthly subscription service. If you dont that means your new to my blog and I want to say welcome and check out their page so you and your family can recieve a box of goodies every month for $19.99! Here’s my referral link Degustabox!(I get points towards a free box if you use it but you don’t have to!)  Now on to the contents of this December 2016 box with photos gallore 😊

Delicious, a couple of these are enough. Go slow lol
Delicious, a couple of these are enough. Go slow lol. Very rich in flavor and sugar!
Mmmm but has a very light orange taste so I was disappointed I had hoped for an stronger orange taste
Mmmm but has a very light orange taste so I was disappointed I had hoped for an stronger orange taste
These should be as good as the above
These should be as good as the above
Cake mix and frosting mix I can't believe it!
Cake mix and frosting mix I can’t believe it!

I will just tell you in writing just in case it is to hard to see the rest. A huge bag of Butter Popcorn by Wise, Smuckers Fruit and Honey spread in Strawberry Jalopeno 😍, Urbane Grain 3 minute meal, A box of GOOD THiNS, A box of Ricola Lozenges 😍,  Kala Beautiful Beans in Simply Peppered and Honey Acres Honey Straws!

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Just an awesome box!!! Every month Im pleased with the items I recieve from them and they have great customer service. I missed last months box then encoutered an issue with my account and they fixed it and sent me three snacks from last months box I have not listed. They are 2 Nib Mor bars in the flavors Dark Chocolate with  Blueberry and the other with Cherry. The third item is Oloves Basil & Garlic pitted olives! Much appreaciated 😊 (p.s. everything has an expiration date in 2017)

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I will share my LO’s Koala Crate for the month of November next post! Until then stay cute/Kawaii Later ✌

Monday 11/29/16 @11:42AM

“It’s 2am and….”

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Hey everyone! I have been feeling under the weather and busy being the great mom that I’am (pat on back). But, I wanted to stop and chat since I happen to be up this morning sipping on tea. I want to share how I wont be subscribing to many boxes in the future. I have been rather bored and/or dissapointed by many these past few months and when watching others do unboxings on youtube I sense they feel the same way but hey they are getting the boxes for free or getting paid to do the unboxing videos. I dont fall in those categories (referral link points towards free boxes do help but are not consistent for me anyway) and Im not hating on them but I have just decided for myself what I like much more. Mystery unboxings that are sometimes worth my wild or me growing my cook book portfolio which is just a hobby now but one which serves many purposes now and will in the future if I choose to publish it. I love cooking, baking and taking photos of my finished work. I love the look on my LO’s face when he gets his plate or comes running into the kitchen asking to help me prepare a meal. Because of this the only subscription I will keep for sure is the Degustaboxus! I absolutely love this Food subscription box that is worth your $19.99 every month and I have expressed such in prior blog posts. I have also shared the link to my youtube unboxing vids so if you want to check those out take a look at my prior blog posts. I also will keep the Koala Crate by Kiwi Crate for sure! The teacher in me just loves this!

On another subject but related to mystery boxes, I use the influenster app where all you do is discover new items/products that others review and talk about or review the items you yourself have used. In addition you may or may not recieve a vox box (mystery box) featuring a product or two for you to try and review on their app. And this month as every month there are objectives/Campaigns. This month speacial attention is being given to Mens Health! The name for theme is Movember! If you click on the highlighted above (mens health) you will be able to check out the app influenster! By participating in sharing or posting according to the rules of the campaign you may qualify to recieve a mystery box. I have recieved samples of Tresemme shampoo and conditoner….not sure if I posted about that here but I loved the product! I and many others hope to receive a actual vox box so I try to increase my chances by sharing the link which I have done above!

What else can I share….hmmmm…..ah I may give that Try the World box another chance at impressing me merely because I’am a foodie! And before I started this blog I had subscribed to a box called The Nature Box and may resubscribe to them for healthy snacks for my LO. Okay, well it was nice chatting with you guys. Until next time….✌

November 13th 2016 @ 3:17am