Popsugar Must Have Box (Including $10 off coupon code!)

Well after seeing a TON of reviews and finding a $10 off coupon I decided to try the popsugar must have box and I am very glad I did! I love it! Just opening it up was exciting! I had seen spoilers but there is still that initial thrill of opening a box and seeing and touching the items inside.

Interested in PopSugar Must have box? 

 Use code MAY10 to save $10 off your first box. 

Normal Price is $39.99

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What is inside the box:

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette – Value $36

Fresh Pastry Stand Totally Awesome Tea Towel Set – Value $18

Run The World Graphic Image Pocket Notes – Value $20

Caldrea Rosewater Driftwood Hand Soap – Value $10.50

Nature Box POPSUGAR Must Have Mix – Value $5

Blue Avocado Eco Shopper – Value $25

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I was pleasantly surprised by all of the items. I have or will use all of the items except one I gave the nature box trail mix to my sister the mix was just not for me. My favorite item is the Too Faced eyeshadow! It is beautiful and I love the neutral colors I use mostly brown on my eyes and I just love it!  I also love the EcoShopper it lives in my pocketbook (which is HUGE incase I ever need it!)

Interested in PopSugar Must have box?

  Use code MAY10 to save $10 off your first box. 

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Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure Review

I like most people have never had a positive experience with press on nails…I was actually really disappointed to find that I was receiving press on nails in my UniVoxBox. 

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However I went into the experience with an open mind and I am glad I did. I was not a huge fan of the pattern of my nails but they grew on me. I opened them up followed the simple directions and matched up my nails. I have wide nails so it was a bit tough but I found 10 nails that fit! I went on to apply them one by one (so simple all you do is peel off a sticker and they are on!) Once they were on I was so impressed! I LOVED my nails and could not wait to show them off they looked FABULOUS!! 

 

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They lasted for over a week. and looked great the whole time!! Infact I had a little trouble taking them off…my advice is to soak your fingertips in nail polish remover for quick removal! 

 

 

**I recieved this product complimentary from Influenster for testing and reviewing purposes!**

Pay it forward!

I still have 7 spots open in my pay it forward project! Let me know if you want to join by commenting on the original post and sending me an email!!

Babbling Dani

I have been getting very crafty recently. I would love to pass on the love! Plus I am all about paying it forward. My rules are simple! T he first 10 people to comment on this post with the phrase “I’m in!” (with a link to your blog) will get something from me. (I only ask that you follow my blog!)   I’ll do my best to make it something creative, fun, or interesting! It will be at random times throughout the year – you won’t know until you find something waiting in your mailbox!

All I ask is that you agree to pay it forward in the year and do something nice for at least 5 more people. If you are a blogger – please share on your blog If you are just a follower share this on facebook or twitter.Just remember to share the love and tell me how you…

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The UniVoxBox from Influenster!

Hello Babblers!

As many of you know I am obsessed with free samples(check out some tips HERE!) So when I first found out about influenster I was extremely excited! Influenster is a service that is interested in finding opinions about products. When you first log on you select certain badges that apply to you and complete some surveys as well as some reviews and activities to qualify for a VoxBox. These boxes have a theme and are filled with items that target a certain group of people. You need to qualify for a box. My second box is the UniVoxBox. It is targeted for college/post graduate students in my age group. This box had some awesome items and I was very excited to receive it. I am going to leave a review for the items in the box below feel free to check them out! I also have some pictures and videos on instagram! So take a look @BabblingDani 🙂

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univoxboxALL PRODUCT IN THE FOLLOWING REVIEWS ARE COMPLEMENTS OF INFLUENSTER FOR TESTING AND REVIEWING PURPOSES!

I am going to start with the Playtex Sport Fresh Balance Tampons. Personally I do not use tampons so these went to my sister who loves them! They are her favorite tampons and she loved the odor shield.

The Pilot AcroBall Pen is fantastic! I have a new favorite pen! It writes with a super smooth black ink and it comes in all white with a splash of color. The one I received is yellow but there are a lot of colors that they offer! I recommend picking some up!

The RedRose Real Tea Water Enhancer lives in my purse. I drink water or fresh brewed green tea normally and that is it. However I really enjoyed this enhancer so I have it in my bag for when I need a splash of flavor! It tastes great!!

The NYC New York Color Expert Last Lip Color does what it says. It lasts a decent amount of time. I took it off fairly quickly I couldn’t do it anymore it was very vibrant in color and it was just not me at all…I am not a fan of lip color I love my blistex. I would recommend it to anyone who likes lipstick it was just not for me based on my preferences.

The Broadway Nails imPRESS Manicure was FANTASTIC! I put them on Monday morning (it is now late thursday) they are still on. I was extremely skeptical. I am not a huge fan of the pattern I have but I LOVE this product. it took me a little while to find the right fit for my nails but once I found the 10 that fit I put them on in 5 short minutes. They were not a perfect fit but it looks good and I am extremely happy with how easy they were to put on and how nice they look I got a ton of compliments at work this week.

Last but not least the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation I really liked this product it provided great coverage without looking like I was wearing a lot of makeup. It lasted really well too. It matched my skin tone very well and with a little bit of powder it all blended perfectly. I would not have picked this up on my own but I am glad I purchased it! I really like the product and I would recommend checking it out if you are in the market for a new foundation.

 

Overall I am very happy with the contents of my VoxBox! They are teasing the next one and I am really hoping I can qualify! 🙂 Have any questions about Influenster or any of the contents of the UniVoxBox  please contact me! 🙂

recent adventures

Please forgive me for being MIA recently. I have been subbing and tutoring and nannying and doing other odd jobs. I have barely had any time to get on here!

This week I did 3 days subbing in Kindergarten. Lets just say I forgot how exhausting it is to be in a classroom chasing after 24 five year olds all day… I lost my voice more times than I can count. I got compliments on my shoes, hair, necklace, and shirt. I had a student point at my double chin and tell me it looks like I have a gobbler like a turkey. Oh kids…they say the darndest things…

I went shopping this weekend and got a huge steal on shoes 3 pairs of flats for $36 gotta love payless!!

I love subbing but I now have an internal alarm clock of 5:25am to listen for my phone (not fun!)

I have been tutoring a fifth grader who is doing all of the common core tests right now and those things are BRUTAL. He is doing great though. Two sessions in and I am already seeing a major improvement!

Tonight I am going to a bar to play bingo with one of my friends. I am VERY excited to get out and do something (not involving children)!

 

Pay it forward!

I have been getting very crafty recently. I would love to pass on the love! Plus I am all about paying it forward. My rules are simple! The first 10 people to comment on this post with the phrase “I’m in!” (with a link to your blog) will get something from me. (I only ask that you follow my blog!)  I’ll do my best to make it something creative, fun, or interesting! It will be at random times throughout the year – you won’t know until you find something waiting in your mailbox!

All I ask is that you agree to pay it forward in the year and do something nice for at least 5 more people. If you are a blogger – please share on your blog If you are just a follower share this on facebook or twitter.Just remember to share the love and tell me how you will pay it forward! 

Fat Privilege???

Okay so the other day I was scrolling facebook before bed and I saw this disgusting facebook status (below). The author was a girl who I went to high school with. We were not friends but we were in the same circle of friends. I never liked this girl very much because she had a bad habit of putting people down and being rude.  wpid-screenshot_2014-03-20-22-48-23.png

Well needless to say after I read this I was sick to my stomach. I did not comment because I could not bring myself to comment on the ignorant things this girl said without stooping to her level. The next morning my opinion had changed when I had seen her come straight out and say that “fat people are an inconvenience” to her and they need to be  more aware that there are other people in the world. She basically started asking why fat people think they are so privileged because they choose to be fat… I LOST IT! I was trying to keep my cool and not go off on this girl. This was my first comment on her post.

I am obese. There is no reason for me to deny that. Since you asked why obese people are here I will answer that based on my situation….I am here to be a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, classmate, and teacher. I work my ass off to accomplish my goals and dreams. I take offence to your status. However, I am not obese because of my “unhealthy lifestyle”. I am obese because of a medical condition that I have had all of my life. Since I was 12 years old I have dealt with people making rude and in most cases uneducated jokes about my weight. It is not something I can’t control on my own without an extremely risky surgery so I have stayed fat to this point.  When I am out to dinner with friends I get embarrassed when I get looks from people because I eat a salad. People assume I am putting on a show and eating healthy only because I am in public. I am a human. I am here because I have every right to be here just like I have every right to sit down on the train. Or walk a little slower at the end of a long day. I am aware of my size and the fact that it is an inconvenience to me. However…you claiming that my being obese is an inconvenience to you is disgusting. Obviously this status was not about me. I just want to point out that you can not attempt to take on all obese people and bash them for the actions of a few. I am not a person who would attempt to squeeze in next to someone else on a train in fact I would rather stand so there is never a rude status such as this posted about me.  Sure the person you described seems to be a case of an obese person who may live an unhealthy lifestyle. I understand that some obese people do lead extremely unhealthy lifestyles. I just want you to realize there is more to a person than what you see. I am not saying you can not rant on facebook I am just suggesting you think before you post.

Well I got back this whole post about how she does not mean to target people who have a disease just people who choose to be unhealthy. Now I was teased by this girl a lot in high school so obviously she is trying to cover her ass because I am sure she did not expect a comment like mine.

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Now I am sorry but I feel like she missed my point…. Another persons weight is something that they need to deal with. She is saying that people who are heavy are an inconvenience to her. I think she needs to step back and look at her life choices.

I do understand what you are saying but what you had originally said. “WHY are there so many ridiculously obese people and why do I have to suffer for THEIR unhealthy lifestyles?” That is a generalization of all obese people. That is exactly what you said and therefore what I am going off of. You talking about a 350lb woman is not far off from where I am so I will take offence to it. Their weight is an issue that they have to deal with on their own. So you are still missing MY point. Their weight should not be your problem. If you are uncomfortable move from your seat and find another one! You seeing a person for two stops on the train does not show you what their life is like on a normal basis. I am telling you to not judge a book by its cover. (that is a kindergarten lesson but HELL everyone could use a reminder from time to time…) I am not insecure with myself. If I was I would just sit here and not comment. It is because I am comfortable with myself that I can point out the ignorance in your posts.

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After this response I just left it. I am not going to feed into her childish games. She went on to say that there is nothing psychological about overeating and people choose to do it. I understand her point, I do. And I know that people can choose to live an unhealthy lifestyle. However I honest to god think this girl needs some serious help! I can not even explain how rude she is. As for her saying her friends would understand her comment being a joke. I feel bad for her. I feel bad that she has friends who she could make jokes with about something like this. I am completely disgusted but I am very proud of myself for being able to throw my side into the argument. I have come a long way from the person she used to make fun of 7 years ago…

It is all a part of life…

At 23 years old I have made some bad decisions in my life. I am not perfect. If I was to say I was I would be lying. This weekend I decided to try out a new look. I am extremely picky with who I let cut my hair. I am very particular because of how curly my hair is. I had a few too many haircuts. I tried a new salon for my last cut and I was blown away. My hair looked amazing. The salon is also around the corner from me. So it is perfect and I can walk over you can not beat that. So I went to the salon on saturday and asked to have the under-layer of my hair lightened one or two shades I wanted a very slight difference. Just something trendy and cute.  Something like this…

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Well…My hairdresser took it upon herself to bleach my hair. (keep in mind I just got a teaching job.) I have very dark brown hair. I looked like a SKUNK! It came out this gross orange gold white color it was all different colors and it looks like crap. I pulled up my hair and I looked so ridiculous. It was not a straight layer either. She kept telling me it looked amazing I was mortified. The picture below is what it looked like wet. Once it dried it was a lot lighter and looked worse.

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I went home and I cried to my mom. She finally made me call my hairdresser back. So yesterday I went back in to the salon and asked her to dye it back to my natural color. She did..kinda. half of it is still this gross color. Thankfully my hair on top kinda hides it. I am going to wait a few days and I am going to dye it from a box. Because I really feel like crap about this decision.

This is the first thing I have really ever regretted doing to my hair. I have put my hair through hell and back in the past. So that says a lot. Maybe I was hoping for something a bit out of reach… Needless to say I will never let this lady color my hair EVER again. She does a great cut so I will go see her for that but never for something like this.

So for now I look like I have zebra stripes in my hair. Does anyone else have a hair color horror story?

My First Ipsy Glam Bag

Last month I signed up to receive my first Ipsy Glam Bag. Well I am completely in love!! I have been looking for a way to throw some new makeup products into my day to day routine. For $10 this bag is a steal!

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The Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick is a great color. As I have said before I am not a huge fan of color on my lips but this is a great shade. It is not too vibrant and just adds a small bit of color to my lips. It has made its way into my makeup bag and I am excited to use it.

The Chella Eyeliner Pen in Indigo Blue is very nice. I have never used an eyeliner pen. It draws such a great line. I am not a huge fan of blue eyeliner but I think I can find some uses for this.

The NYX Love in Rio eye shadow is perfect. I mostly use browns on my eyes so I was so excited to try it. It works well. Did not last very long on its own. I used the Pixi Primer (that did not match my skin tone very well) as a primer and it did help to hold the eye shadow a bit longer!

If you want to try Ipsy I suggest it for $10 a month it is a steal. This first bag makes me a believer! Check out my referral link. From what I have read it is the fastest way to get a bag because there is a waiting list!

This is going to be my year!

I have had a very exciting week. I went on that job interview on Friday. It went so well! The Assistant Principal was such a sweetheart! We talked and she looked over my teaching portfolio. She loved it! As I was leaving she told me I interview very well and I am on a great path. She told me candidates would hear back in about a month. Well on Monday my phone rang…I GOT THE JOB!!!! I am now a per diem substitute teacher! I can not explain how excited I am. I really did not think it was going to happen! I am sure there will be a lot of posts about my experiences being a sub.

I also went for one of the many required tests that I needed to have done for my weight loss surgery. I have a lot of different things that affect my ability to lose weight on my own one being P.C.O.S. to spare anyone the gory details I added a link. Basically my body has issues with my hormones. So once I gain weight it is kind of just stuck there. I have dieted and worked out and nothing seems to work so this is my last resort. It is a decision that I have made with the support of my family and a lot of doctors. I have been waiting for this surgery for almost 7 years. I hate the way I look and I am uncomfortable in my own skin. I have had people tell me that I am taking the easy way out but trust me there is nothing about this that is easy. I have opted for the sleeve gastrectomy They will basically be removing 80% of my stomach. I will be on a liquid diet for 3-4 weeks before surgery. After surgery I will be on a liquid diet for about 6 weeks then I can start introducing foods back into my body little by little. There are things I will have to avoid for the rest of my life. However I am extremely optimistic about it all!

I had my first test on Monday. It was psych evaluation I was so nervous because I hate having to talk about my feelings but my doctor was fabulous and made me feel really comfortable! Before I left he told me it is going to be my year. So I am going to keep this positive attitude going….THIS IS MY YEAR!

****Just a little note for everyone….I have an instagram account now check it out! (@babblingdani) I am also on twitter @BabblingDani***