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A lifestyle blog focusing on beauty products and subscription boxes.

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New Target Beauty Box Released!

I got online this morning to find that Target has released another Target Box! I had shared on Facebook over the weekend that there was going to be another box, and here it is! If you didn't see the update, make sure to like and set 'See First' on Facebook to see future updates!
This b…

Polish Review - Pretty & Polished Cancer Awareness Set

Disclosure: This set was sent to me in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

If you thought Pretty & Polished wasn't coming out with tons of new polishes, you would be so wrong! All four polishes in the Cancer Awareness Set is located in Pretty & Polished's Charity section, so make sure to grab your polishes! 


A portion of the sales from these polishes goes towards raising money for the Cancer Care Packages as well as Little Red Door! Read more about this project here and make sure to check out my past Pretty & Polished reviews!

Now, let's get to the gorgeous polishes!

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Disclosure:This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile . All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias


It's tax season, which means it's time to get a new phone - right?! New year, tax refunds come and you realize your old phone just isn&#…

Polish Review - Faeries and Folklore St Patrick's Day Trio

Disclosure: These polishes were sent to me in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

Faeries and Folklore is a very new indie polish brand, and I have quite a few polishes to show off! Last week, I showed you a duo plus a group custom. This week, I love an amazing trio for St. Patrick's Day! It's releasing on the 22nd, so you have plenty of time to get them in to create your own St. Patrick's Day manicure! Make sure to check back in a few days for the Myth of the Month polish!

The trio is three very different polishes that work so well for the holiday, and I'm in love with all three for three different reasons.

Flaviar Whiskey Tasting Box

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This box was sent to me in exchange for a review, all opinions are my own.
What is Flaviar?:Flaviar is a monthly subscription box that sends out spirits and liquors. Each box will include three tasting vials (45mL) of a premium liquor, including Whiske…

Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag - January 2016

 What is Rainbow Honey?: Rainbow Honey is a monthly nail polish subscription box where you get not only nail polishes, but you get random beauty things (soaps, scrubs, oils, etc) as well! There's a mini version and a full-size version, so you can choose how much you want. The bags are the same, but the mini bag has mini polishes while the full size one has full sized polishes. There's also bigger extras in the full size bag and sometimes there's an extra.
The polishes and products you get in the Mystery Bag are ones that will be debuted in future collections, so it's a great way to see what is coming up next!

How Much is Rainbow Honey?: Rainbow Honey is $10/month (plus $2.95 shipping) for the mini bag and $25/month for the full size. You also don't have to pay shipping for the full size bag. 

If you want to see past bags, be sure to click here!


The January bag brought two full sized polishes again, rather than three minis. I haven't seen any update about if this trend will continue or if the minis will come back, but I'll let you know soon!

Gamer Girl Monthly - January 2016 + Coupon Code!

What is Gamer Girl Monthly?: Gamer Girl Monthly is a new subscription for gamers of all kinds! Each month has a theme and the pieces follow the theme. Each box contains three boxes of jewelry, a custom jewelry pouch, an exclusive GGM pin, and a mystery item! Next month's theme is below!

How Much is Gamer Girl Monthly?: Gamer Girl Monthly is $13/month plus shipping ($3.99 for US, $6.99 for Canada, and $13.99 for international). Get $3 off with code RAMBLINGS!

If you want to see my past Gamer Girl Monthly subscriptions, click here!


This box came packed, literally. Once the tape was cut, it nearly popped open on its own.


The theme for January is Heroines, so I expected a nice grouping of strong female characters from video games!

Loot Crate (INVASION) - January 2016 + Coupon Code!

Disclosure: This post contains referral links.

What Is It?: Loot Crate is a monthly gaming and geek subscription box that sends 6-8 items each month that caters to a theme of some sort. They don't do spoilers except for what the theme is, which kills me! It was nice to open a true surprise, though. 

How Much Is It?: It is $13.37/month plus $6 shipping if you do it on the monthly plan, but goes down to $17.67/month with shipping if you pre-pay for six months! If you click here and use code 'SAVE3,' you get $3 any subscription!

To see past Loot Crate boxes, click here

Loot Crate has officially become the subscription company to get all your needs in one, thanks to upgrading their lineup. There is now the Core Crate (what I get), Loot Pets, Loot Anime, and Loot Gaming. So now, you can get all of your nerdy fixes as well as your animal's fix from one company!

Polish Review - Faeries and Folklore Duo + Group Custom

Disclosure: These polishes were sent to me in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

Faeries and Folklore is a very new indie polish brand, and I have quite a few polishes to show off that she's releasing soon and in the near future! For today's post, there are three polishes to show off, but make sure to check back next week to find more polishes to fall in love with! 

First up is the Some Kind of Equestrian Duo! This duo releases tomorrow, so be sure to grab it! Right now, it's not limited edition, but you will want this on your nails as soon as possible. The duo is $16 for both or $9.50 each.


Some Kind of Equestrian Duo consists Unicorn Uniform and Kelpie.

Kelpie is a great matte black. It's a one coat to opaque and dries so nicely. Kelpie is the a great polish to have, for a base of nail art or to show off different top coats. I like it for those, but I love it because it looks so nice alone! It reminds me of my teen years, where black was one of my favorite colors and I loved black polishes. 


Brush shot.


Macro bottle shot (I know it's not necessary, but look at how black the polish is!


Check this out, it's fully opaque and this is just one coat! I didn't add any top coat, so this is it just out of the bottle. I love that it's so dark and that it looks so smooth, and it didn't stain! Staining is always one of my biggest fears with dark or bold colored polishes, so I was so happy that this one didn't!

Pet Gift Box - January 2016 + Coupon Code!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This box was sent in exchange for a review, all opinions are my own.

What is Pet Gift Box?:Pet Gift Box is a monthly pet subscription box, with the option of dogs or cats! For dogs, there's three options for size and you tell them the name and gend…

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet - January 2016

What is Notoriously Morbid?:Vanishing Cabinet is a monthly subscription box by Notoriously Morbid. where each month you get a themed bag of amazing indie makeup! The themes are usually nerdy and always fun! Bags usually include four eyeshadow pigments and something extra. This can be something new …

NeverEnding Fairytales - January 2016

What is NeverEnding Fairytales?: NeverEnding Fairytales is a monthly subscription box by the indie polish maker, Fairytale Finish. Each month has its own theme and comes with one or two polishes (depending on what you choose) and sometimes extras! Not only can you get your subscription fix from Fai…

Polish Review - Carpe Noctem Cosmetics

It's another polish review from another new to me company! Carpe Noctem Cosmetics has been around, but I just now have purchased from her. The maker is such a sweet woman, and she responds so quickly with any questions you may have! 
Olaf! is a holographic, opaque teal/blue with a strong violet…

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