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. 

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 🙂

Check out Influenster HERE

My Instagram Account HERE

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! 🙂

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!

1972301_10201809509063337_1807743101_nThe bag is so cute!! I decided to use it as a prize bag in my substitute bag. So It is now filled with stickers and erasers.

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!

Pinch me

I love my Pinch Me boxes. Pinch me is a website that gathers samples. On Tuesdays at noon EST samples are released. It is completely FREE! You are not required to pay a penny. All you are asked to do is answer some questions about the products you received in the box. You get points for the surveys and for sharing reviews about the items on social media. 
PhotoGrid_1394300213261This box was great. I received Reviver it is a clothing deodorizer. I was a bit confused. It almost seemed like it was one of the refreshing wipes that have come out recently but it is not. AND it is reusable!  I used it last night and it seems really cool I was going out for dinner and I just swiped it over my clothes and it took away the everyday odor that developed over the day! It is great! I will be keeping it in my purse for sure! I need to get more very soon!!

I also received a small bottle of Clear Scalp & Hair Total Care Shampoo It was not my favorite item I have received. I am really picky about shampoo and this just dried out my hair. So I will not be purchasing it. It is just not what I would use. I am not bashing it at all I think that if you are looking for a cleaner scalp care this would probably be great!

You can sign up for PinchMe today! The next freebies will open up on Tuesday 3/18 at noon!

 

March Julep Maven Box Review

I received my March Julep Maven box on Friday. I am in love with the Riviera collection! The colors were great. I got the Boho Glam box this month. I did not get any add-ons this time around.

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I received a cute candy stick as an extra. I do not really eat candy but it was a cute extra. This box came with a lip gloss. I have used it 7-8 times already and I love it! I got the Graceful shade.

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It is basically sheer and I love it. I am not a huge fan of a lot of lip color but it adds a nice pop to my lips. It is not sticky like other lip glosses so I will be looking into getting more!

Elisa –  Soft wisteria shimmer

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It took 3 coats to cover well but this color is great! it is perfect for spring and will look great as a pedicure color.

Harriet : Guava coral crème

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I have never used a color like this before! I am in love. 2 coats for a perfect look! I think I found a new staple color for summer manicures!!

Overall I am still obsessed with Julep and will continue to purchase my boxes.

Interested in trying a Maven Box for yourself?
use Code FREEBOX to get your first box for free!
($20 a month after that)
use this link to join!
http://www.julep.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/555669/

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Learn to Freebie!

Being a poor college student I got resourceful! I have received sample sized shampoos, full size bottle of cleaning products, coupons, fragrances, household items, even perscription EYE GLASSES (probably my best freebie EVER I got them from Coastal.com when they were having a first pair free sale)! I have been requesting freebies for about 2 years. Over this time I have gotten very good at finding awesome deals! Things got serious when I was working my summer job in 2012. I was working with a few other girls from my college and during down time we would all be on Amazon or some other site shopping. One of the girls was constantly getting mail delivered of items she requested for free. We were intrigued. She showed us a few tips and the madness began… Since then I have spent a lot of time requesting these free items/coupons. Now when I have down time this is what I do.

How to get started.

Companies do not know that you want their product… you need to request it. So it does take some work.

You need to really think about what products you like. Is there a kind of shampoo you love but it is too expensive? Have you always wanted to try a product but never purchased it? All things to think about have an idea of companies and products.

  1. You do have to enter your email address for most freebies. I would suggest having an email address specifically for your freebies. (I have one and it was a great idea! no spam in my normal email)
  2. go to websites and see if something offered brands like Kotex normally have samples available P&G also offers sample boxes about 4 times a year!
  3. ALWAYS OPT OUT OF OPTIONAL EMAILS!
  4. auto-fill is your friend having to type in your address over and over is annoying!
  5. Like company pages on facebook. They often post about giveaways or even contests. 
  6. Follow companies on twitter.
  7. Freebies go fast don’t expect them to be there hours later.

There are easier ways to do this. There are blogs out there that post when a freebie is available. My addiction started because of Freebieshark they even offer an option to receive a text when great freebies are available. (as I am typing this I just got a text and requested a free sample of Hefty garbage bags) 

Serious about reviewing products? Check out these sites!

Pinch Me. About once a month they open up the ability to receive freebies. It is always at 12pm est.  You can request a box with up to 3 samples! You do a survey and your points go up to qualify to get more samples.

BzzAgent is another great site you do surveys and they will send you full size products to test. You need to review them but it is worth it!

Influenster is another favorite of mine. They have a VoxBox program. (basically a box of whatever they want you to review based on surveys most have a theme!) another site you do surveys to qualify for boxes (this site is harder and takes more patience than others)

I wanted to give you a quick how-to I will be posting a lot more about freebies in the future! PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS!

Enjoy!

-Dani

**I do not work for any of these companies. No one is paying me to write about any website/product mentioned. I am expressing my own opinions.** 

February Maven Box

So I wanted to show you all my February Julep Maven box! I went for the Bombshell Box this month. Holy cow I am in love with the colors! The box included 3 colors (Love, Kristen, and Judi) I added on Goldie for fun. I will give you a small breakdown of what I thought below!
ImageThe polishes this month were so great I did not have love in the box for the picture sorry everyone.

Judi- This was the first color I tried mostly because I LOVE Purple. Itis such an amazing color

Kristen-The best way to describe this is to say it looks like the night sky. It is so beautiful!

  Love- This was the bonus this month. It is gold and pink glitter cute not my style but my cousins will love it for dress up!

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Goldie- so cute. very simple gold glitter! Love it!

 Liquid Eye shadow Warm Fig Shimmer- I did not like it at all. I had never tried a liquid eyeshadow and I am sure that is why i will have to give it another chance in the summer when I am tan!

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Interested in becoming a maven? (<– click here) 

It is $20 a month. You can skip once every 6 months and choose different boxes every month. Sign up now!

*The link above is my referral code!

Freebies!

So I have gotten a TON of freebies/samples in the past few weeks! Time to update you all!

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So I got these new Burt’s Bees Products in the mail last week! First of all amazing freebie I love all of their products Thank you POPSUGAR SAMPLE SQUAD! I don’t like lipstick so these are right up my ally. The colors are not really me but they work for the season! I LOVE how they leave my lips feeling. I suggest you check these out!

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These samples are from P&G! Thank you P&G They send out samples about 4 times a year!Cascade Platinum– Worked well. I did not notice a huge difference. I already use cascade dishwasher tabs but these were nice to use!Gain Fireworks! HOLY CRAP! My laundry smells AMAZING! I washed a sweatshirt in it and the smell is still there a week later hanging in my closet! I suggest you check this out!

I don’t use Prilosec OTC so I have no review I gave it to my uncle.


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U by Kotex You can request a sample here! (<– Click)I have used their products before. They are good not my favorite I prefer always. But you get 4 pads and a coupon free not a bad deal!

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Pinch Me! (reminder to pinch me fans tomorrow 2/18 at noon est you can request a new sample box!)
So I got a clay mask in this box from glacial clay spa. I am not a huge fan…I tried it but it was not for me.
Maxwell House International Latte Suisse Mocha it was pretty good I used it as a creamer! It made my coffee taste very good!

Well that is all for now! see you all soon!

Pinch Me

I recently Joined Pinch Me it is a site that gives you a chance to sample new products. I have received 2 boxes so far. Here are a few reviews of the products I received.

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I received a sample size of SUAVE® SKIN SOLUTIONS SMOOTHING BODY LOTION with Cocoa Butter & Shea (image from google)

I personally was not a huge fan of this product. Mostly for the smell. I like most products with cocoa butter but this just smelled horrible. Silly me put it on my body before work and I was left very self conscious all day. It was not what I would have chosen this for myself.


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WILD OPHELIA® SMOKEHOUSE BBQ CHIPS DARK CHOCOLATE BAR From American farms and artisans
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Well I am not a huge fan of this. HORRIBLE after taste. I have tried many different kinds of “weird” chocolates but this had to have been my least favorite ever!


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SUAVE® SKIN SOLUTIONSAdvanced Therapy Body Lotion
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LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. I suffer from very dry skin. This product was SUPERB. It was very thick but soaked in perfectly. I already bought a full sized bottle. This may just be my new go to lotion.

HIGHLY suggest you check this out!


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GEVALIA MOCHA LATTE K-CUP
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LOVE Okay so I am obsessed with coffee. This was so good! I normally pay $6+ for a good Latte. This was good. Very sweet and tasty. I highly suggest it to all coffee lovers.

Graze Nibble Box

This box all started because I received a code from a friend. At only $6 a box it is a complete steal! I have already had friends sign up to get their free box! I have been on a bit of a health kick and I thought what better a way to try new things than a box of healthy snacks being delivered to my door once a week.
(you can choose the frequency every 2 weeks once a month etc)

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This is my first Graze box! I got Chocolate Oranges(Belgian Chocolates, Orange Raisins, and Hazelnuts), Sour Cream and Onion Cashews, Key Lime Pie(lime raisins, mini meringues, sponge pieces and green raisins) , and The Cheese Board (cheese cashews, salsa corn sticks, and herb crackers). All 4 snacks were AMAZING! I can not wait to see what I get next week!

You can not pick what you get but you can rate things and the higher the rating the more often you get it! So far I have no complaints and I HIGHLY Recommend it!  
If you would like to try I will share my code.
 You will get your 1st and 5th box free!! 
HERE IS THE CODE!!! 
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CLICK HERE TO TRY!