Summer 2017 FabFitFun Unboxing

It’s finally here! Summer has begun and I couldn’t be more excited for the warm weather and my new FabFitFun box! This is my 4th box and my first time receiving the summer box (my first box was the welcome box)!

When you sign up for the subscription you get one box for each season at $49.99 per box. Which is a steal because each box is filled with at least $200 worth of product!

Let’s dive right in and find out what is in my summer box!

FabFitFun always has the best designs on their boxes. How cute is this summertime vacation postcard design?

One of the things that I love about FabFitFun is that they include a little booklet in each box that tells you all about the products and the companies that make them. FabFitFun tends to feature smaller companies and companies that are doing amazing things like donating to charities or making a positive change in the world.

Fabfitfun partners with a different charity for each box. This season they have partnered with the Joyful Heart Foundation. The Joyful Heart Foundation focuses on creating a world free of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. They strive to provide survivors with services and work education the world on these topics and strive to end the violence

With this subscription box, you are not only getting some really cool products but you are helping out a good cause!

Michael Stars Ruana – $54 

Details: 41″ x 72″ and 100% Viscose

This item is limited edition for the FabFitFun summer box. It is a very versatile item because you can wear it as a scarf, sarong, or poncho. It comes in three prints you can see here. The print I received was the Batik Print which is actually my favorite of the three options on their site.  This piece is so light and comfy I know it will become a staple piece for the summertime! Bonus: 25% of each ruana sold supports Joyful Heart Foundation.

Kris Nations Mystic Bar Necklace $58

Don’t you love this little bottle the necklace comes in??

This Mystic Mystic Bar Necklace is handmade by craftsmen in India. The necklaces are made of semi-precious stones that can have a different effect on your body! There were three options that you could’ve received in your summer box. I received a white stone called howlite which enhances intuition and promotes calmness. The other two options were turquoise which promotes balance, discovery and confidence or peach moonstone which provides strength inner peace, and growth.

BKR Bottle in Rosie 500ML (Little) $35

How cute is this BPA-free glass bottle! I always take a reusable water bottle or two with me where ever I go and this is a perfect addition to my collection. I love the bright color and how the pink rubber cover keeps it dry! Check out the website for some more cute colors and prints. I am loving the spiked sets and the ones with the heart prints!

Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate $29

I was really excited to receive a product from Juice Beauty. I have used Juice Beauty moisturisers and cleansers in the past so I am already a big fan of their products! This eye concentrate helps to brighten up the eye area and smooth out fine lines. I love how the line contains such natural ingredients like jojoba oil, avocado oil, primrose, carrot, cucumber and vitamin P! I am excited to try out this cream on a daily basis!

Avene Eau Thermale Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion $24

I am always looking for the perfect lightweight sunscreen for my face in the summer. This time around I don’t have to go out of my way to find one because FabFitFun has got me covered! This sunscreen contains SPF 50+ UVA/UVB filters and is enriched with antioxidants. It’s doesn’t feel sticky and leaves your skin feeling perfectly hydrated!

Way of Will Post Training Massage Oil $29.50

I have yet to try out this massage oil but I can tell you it sure does smell good! It is formulated with a blend of sweet almond, apricot kernel, and jojoba oil which helps the skin to retain moisture and it also contains German chamomile which cools any sore areas on your body.

Cargo HD Picture Perfect Highlighter in Bronze $30

A good highlighter is definitely a must have as far as summer beauty essentials are concerned. Cargo HD Picture Perfect Highlighter goes on velvety smooth and is natural enough to wear when going for a minimal makeup look. I don’t like to wear too much makeup in the summertime but I still like to look glowy. This highlighter accomplishes just that. No harsh streaks or chunky glitter here!

Salted Himalayan Pink Salt Kit $26

How adorable is this little Himalayan salt kit? I have been into pink Himalayan sea salt lately but I have never tried it in block form like this! I am excited to try it out in some dishes. If you need help deciding how to use it FabFitFun has an article called 3 Ways to Get Salty With Your Himalayan Pink Salt Kit.

Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Sample $2.50

Collagen powders have been trendy in the wellness space lately. It is said that collagen promotes a healthy complexion, strong nails and hair. This sample contains 10 grams of natural collagen protein in each serving! Simply mix it into your favourite hot or cold beverage.

FabFitFun Summer Add-ons

Nectar Blue Light Blocking Frames $16 (Originally $39.99)

These glasses come in a cute little pouch.

Are you guilty of surfing the web or working on your latest blog post before you go to bed? I know I am! The blue light that emits from your computer is the last thing that you should be seeing before you go to bed. The blue light disrupts the melatonin in your body and tricks your body into thinking it is daytime. This could be impacting your sleep by not allowing your body to fully shut down for the night. Not only that but staring at the computer screen too much can have an impact on your vision.

These glasses work to eliminate the blue light from your computer screen so that if you absolutely must be on the computer at night at least you can take away some of the blue light. It also works to reduce the strain that staring at a screen can have on your eyes! I was very impressed with how well these glasses are made and how fashionable they look! I could definitely tell the difference in the brightness and color of my screen when I put them on.

Craft a Life You Love by Amy Tangerine $14 (Originally $20)

I don’t know about you but I love crafting or doodling books! Amy Tangerine is fashion designer turned scrapbooker/YouTuber. She created this book to help you lead a creative and happy life. This book is part a memoir and part workbook that can help ou to lead a fulfilling life. Amy gives her readers small actionable steps in changing your mindset for the better, creating goals, how to make creativity/hobbies a priority and more.

Amy encourages you to get creative with the bookmarking it up and doodling as you please. I am really excited to see how this book can change my mindset and help improve my creativity!

Have you tried FabFitFun yet? If you what have been your favorite products so far and have you ordered any add-ons? Comment below or on my Instagram!

 

Influenster Playa Voxbox Review

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It has been a while since I have received a Voxbox from Influenster but I finally got one! My Playa Voxbox came in the mail just a few days ago! If you’re not familiar with Influenster they are a community of reviewers who share opinions on various products and test products for free based on their social media presence. To learn a bit more about Influenster and what types of goodies you can get for free check out this post on the Goddess Voxbox I received last summer.

* I received all items from Influenster for free to test out. All opinions and comments are my own.

Here are the 5 items that came in the Influenster Playa Voxbox

Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce

Frank’s RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce is already a staple in my pantry. I love spicy food and this is the best one around so you can’t go wrong with it. It’s a classic and I was excited to get on for free!

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Coupon for free Daisy’s Squeeze Sour Cream

If I buy sour cream I usually reach for Daisy’s however, I have yet to try out the squeezable product. I don’t like sour cream as a topping so the container that it comes in doesn’t really matter to me. I only purchase sour cream to use in baking recipes. However, for all you sour cream lovers out there, I’m sure the squeezable pouch will come in handy!

Radiant Toothpaste by Colgate Optic White

I haven’t used Colgate brand toothpaste in a few years because I have switched to an all natural brand. I have been in the process of switching over to more natural products and Tom’s Toothpaste doesn’t clog my pores! Did you know that if you’re prone to white or blackheads around your mouth area it could be your toothpaste! Since I switched over to a natural brand I no longer experience breakouts along my mouth and jaw! Even though I am now loyal to my natural toothpaste I did try this one out and it left my mouth feeling fresh and clean. I will be taking this cute little tube travelling on my summer vacation.Influenster

Eva NYC Purse Perfect Hair Towelettes

These towelettes contain argan oil and omegas 3,6,7 and 9 to instantly calm frizz and add shine to your hair. I love that if you’re in a rush you can just throw them into your purse and go! These adorable and tiny packets are also perfect for travelling. Not to mention they smell so good and will have your hair shining with one simple swipe of a towelette!

Suave Body Lotion

This lotion smells so good! This body lotion has cocoa and shea butter in it and smells so good! I seriously love the smell of cocoa butter I really can’t get enough! Even though this lotion contains cocoa and shea butter the consistency of it is still very light. It is great if you don’t need too much moisture on a daily basis. I have very dry skin so this works for me in the summertime but in the winter I will have to switch to something thicker.

Have you tried out Influenster? If so how do you like being a part of their program? I’ve been a member since 2011 and I always get excited to try out new products. It’s like getting a birthday gift in the mail…only it’s not your birthday!

Planning 2017: The Secret To Productivity

Start your year off on a positive note!

Using a planner daily can help you to keep your life organized and achieve your goals!

Moleskine planner and the Law of Attraction Planner

 

Do you plan out your day? How about your week? Your entire year?

 

I haven’t kept a planner since I graduated college. Usually, I just keep a running list of things to do on a notepad or post-it notes. But as for actually scheduling out my day, that hasn’t happened in years! I actually haven’t even thought about purchasing a planner because I figured I really don’t have any deadlines or homework to do. What’s the point? Am I right?

 

Well, it turns out keeping a planner could be a huge benefit in keeping your life in order and increasing your productivity! This is something that I didn’t think of until I received a Moleskine planner in my winter Fab, Fit, Fun box.
 
I definitely was not expecting to receive a planner in my winter box! I did think it was a pleasant surprise and figured that I could use a little more planning in my life.
There is a lot of detail inside this cute little planner, which is something that I did not expect.
 
This is the weekly calendar with a section for additional notes.
If you’re a traveler there is a section that can help you to plan out your trips. It has flight durations, international holidays, and time zone information.
I liked this planner and thought it was really cute, but then I received the Law of Attraction Planner as a gift. It’s the black one underneath!
It literally has room for you to plan out your entire day by the hour! When I first cracked it open I thought no way! Plan out my entire day! That’s crazy and I’ll never stick to a strict schedule. So, I tossed it aside in frustration.
 
A few days passed before the new year and I decided to take another look at the planner. I realized that this planner is much more than just scheduling out your day to the exact hour. It is filled with steps that you can take to achieve your goals, build positive habits and find inner peace. What a pleasant surprise! It wasn’t just about planning your day but achieving your life goals.
The front of the planner is filled with questions to ask yourself so that you have an empowered day, action steps to achieve your goals and daily affirmations. The idea with this planner is to use the Law of Attraction in order to create the life that you want. It helps you to take a deeper look at your life and decide what it is that you want to achieve.
 
There are spaces to fill in goals you want to achieve, habits you want to change and even a mind map for your daily action plan.
 
I couldn’t help but think that this might be just what I needed. This will be especially helpful in keeping up with my blog as I have definitely been slacking! I love that there is so much more to this planner than just writing a to-do list. I am going to try to make it a habit of sitting down every Sunday to plan out my week.

 

I’m looking forward to using this planner as a part of my weekly/daily routine. Getting into the habit of using a planner is a great way to start off the new year!

 

Do you use a planner? If so what do you use it for?  Is it like the Law of Attraction planner or more like the Moleskine planner?