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Target Beauty Box - Simply Radient


What is Target Beauty Box?: Target releases a Beauty Box every so often. It has now become a sporadic event, so make sure you subscribe to my email updates to know when the next one comes out! The boxes can be seen prior to purchase, and they are curated 100% with products sold at Target, so you can get the products you love.

How Much is Target Beauty Box?: The price has been anywhere from $5-$10, but you get free shipping with your Beauty Box purchase. You will have to pay taxes if there is a Target in your state, though. Every box comes with a coupon for a Target purchase, which definitely makes it worth the money!

Check out what has been in past Target Boxes here!


Like with all Target boxes, I knew ahead of time what would be in the box. I had no clue that there would be two full-sized products, though!

New Target Beauty Box!

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Target has released a new Beauty Box, and they have changed some of the details with the box. It is now limited to one box per person, so that means I can't do another giveaway. Sad. This box is $10 with a value of 'nearly $40' and has an either/or product, so it contains 8 pr…

Polish Review - le Polish Birthday Club Polish - Virgo


Warning: This is a photo-heavy post.

It's that time again, it's time for le Polish to release the next limited edition monthly polish! If you missed the polish for Cancer, you have until today to grab it! The Virgo polish, No Bones About It, is inspired by this image, which was voted on in the Facebook Group. Make sure to join to take part in the next voting!

Important info: This polish will be available on August 23rd at noon EST on le Polish's website, and will be available through September 22nd. No Bones About It is $10, or it will be free with a $10 purchase if you are in the Facebook Group and are a Virgo (make sure you are on the birthday list)!


No Bones About It - a peachy-pink crelly with gold holo glitter and magenta micro-glitter.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - I Am Cannibal Collection


It's that time again, for The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer to put out a collection! It is inspired by Ke$ha's Cannibal. If you haven't listened to it, you really need to..like now...I'll wait.

Important information: The pre-order begins August 24th at 6pm CST and ends August 28th at 11:59pm CST. The store will reopen on September 1st at 6pm CST for all regular purchases. There is a discount if you purchase during the pre-order with polishes being $8-$10 each, and the full collection will be $67. After the pre-order ends, polishes will be $9-$11 each and $75 for the full collection. Domestic orders $55+ will include free shipping and the full collection will ship with free priority shipping! This store also ships to Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom!

For past The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews, click here!


Aren't they so gorgeous? This post shows a single swatch of each polish, to show what the full collection looks like. Click on the polish name or the swatch to go to the full review of that polish!

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - The Hunger


If you made it here from the Full Collection post, welcome! If not, here is the pertinent information.

This collection by The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer is inspired by Ke$ha's Cannibal. If you haven't listened to it, you really need to..like now...I'll wait.

Important information: The pre-order begins August 24th at 6pm CST and ends August 28th at 11:59pm CST. The store will reopen on September 1st at 6pm CST for all regular purchases. There is a discount if you purchase during the pre-order with polishes being $8-$10 each, and the full collection will be $67. After the pre-order ends, polishes will be $9-$11 each and $75 for the full collection. Domestic orders $55+ will include free shipping and the full collection will ship with free priority shipping! This store also ships to Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom!

For past The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews, click here!


The Hunger - A holographic multichrome with a subtle color shift from violet to red to orange and holographic gold microglitters. Opaque in 2-3 coats.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Carnivore Animal Review


If you made it here from the Full Collection post, welcome! If not, here is the pertinent information.

This collection by The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer is inspired by Ke$ha's Cannibal. If you haven't listened to it, you really need to..like now...I'll wait.

Important information: The pre-order begins August 24th at 6pm CST and ends August 28th at 11:59pm CST. The store will reopen on September 1st at 6pm CST for all regular purchases. There is a discount if you purchase during the pre-order with polishes being $8-$10 each, and the full collection will be $67. After the pre-order ends, polishes will be $9-$11 each and $75 for the full collection. Domestic orders $55+ will include free shipping and the full collection will ship with free priority shipping! This store also ships to Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom!

For past The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews, click here!



Carnivore Animal - A scattered holographic duochrome with green-to-orange color shifting shimmer and iridescent holographic microglitters in a dark red base. Opaque in 2-3 coats.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - And You'll Be A Goner


If you made it here from the Full Collection post, welcome! If not, here is the pertinent information.

This collection by The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer is inspired by Ke$ha's Cannibal. If you haven't listened to it, you really need to..like now...I'll wait.

Important information: The pre-order begins August 24th at 6pm CST and ends August 28th at 11:59pm CST. The store will reopen on September 1st at 6pm CST for all regular purchases. There is a discount if you purchase during the pre-order with polishes being $8-$10 each, and the full collection will be $67. After the pre-order ends, polishes will be $9-$11 each and $75 for the full collection. Domestic orders $55+ will include free shipping and the full collection will ship with free priority shipping! This store also ships to Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom!

For past The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews, click here!


And You'll Be A Goner - A holographic light purple with turquoise and color shifting shimmer, and iridescent holographic microglitters. Opaque in 2-3 coats.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Now I'm Gonna Eat You, Fool Review


If you made it here from the Full Collection post, welcome! If not, here is the pertinent information.

This collection by The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer is inspired by Ke$ha's Cannibal. If you haven't listened to it, you really need to..like now...I'll wait.

Important information: The pre-order begins August 24th at 6pm CST and ends August 28th at 11:59pm CST. The store will reopen on September 1st at 6pm CST for all regular purchases. There is a discount if you purchase during the pre-order with polishes being $8-$10 each, and the full collection will be $67. After the pre-order ends, polishes will be $9-$11 each and $75 for the full collection. Domestic orders $55+ will include free shipping and the full collection will ship with free priority shipping! This store also ships to Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom!

For past The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews, click here!


Now I'm Gonna Eat You, Fool - A subtle holographic aqua blue with rainbow shimmer, blue pearl micro flakies, and holographic silver microglitters. Opaque in 2-3 coats.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - I Warned You


If you made it here from the Full Collection post, welcome! If not, here is the pertinent information.

This collection by The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer is inspired by Ke$ha's Cannibal. If you haven't listened to it, you really need to..like now...I'll wait.

Important information: The pre-order begins August 24th at 6pm CST and ends August 28th at 11:59pm CST. The store will reopen on September 1st at 6pm CST for all regular purchases. There is a discount if you purchase during the pre-order with polishes being $8-$10 each, and the full collection will be $67. After the pre-order ends, polishes will be $9-$11 each and $75 for the full collection. Domestic orders $55+ will include free shipping and the full collection will ship with free priority shipping! This store also ships to Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom!

For past The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews, click here!


I Warned You - A neon coral with gold and copper shimmer, gold micro flakies, holographic gold microglitters, and a subtle scattered holographic finish. Opaque in 2-3 coats.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - You Better Run Review


If you made it here from the Full Collection post, welcome! If not, here is the pertinent information.

This collection by The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer is inspired by Ke$ha's Cannibal. If you haven't listened to it, you really need to..like now...I'll wait.

Important information: The pre-order begins August 24th at 6pm CST and ends August 28th at 11:59pm CST. The store will reopen on September 1st at 6pm CST for all regular purchases. There is a discount if you purchase during the pre-order with polishes being $8-$10 each, and the full collection will be $67. After the pre-order ends, polishes will be $9-$11 each and $75 for the full collection. Domestic orders $55+ will include free shipping and the full collection will ship with free priority shipping! This store also ships to Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom!

For past The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews, click here!


You Better Run - A bright pink with purple-to-red color shifting shimmer, purple pearl and neon pink micro flakies, and a subtle holographic finish. Opaque in 2-3 coats.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Boys For Breakfast (And Lunch) Review


If you made it here from the Full Collection post, welcome! If not, here is the pertinent information.

This collection by The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer is inspired by Ke$ha's Cannibal. If you haven't listened to it, you really need to..like now...I'll wait.

Important information: The pre-order begins August 24th at 6pm CST and ends August 28th at 11:59pm CST. The store will reopen on September 1st at 6pm CST for all regular purchases. There is a discount if you purchase during the pre-order with polishes being $8-$10 each, and the full collection will be $67. After the pre-order ends, polishes will be $9-$11 each and $75 for the full collection. Domestic orders $55+ will include free shipping and the full collection will ship with free priority shipping! This store also ships to Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom!

For past The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews, click here!


Boys For Breakfast (And Lunch) - A duochrome shimmer that shifts in color from indigo blue to bright purple. Opaque in 2-3 coats.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - The Kinda Guy I'd Stalk In School Review


If you made it here from the Full Collection post, welcome! If not, here is the pertinent information.

This collection by The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer is inspired by Ke$ha's Cannibal. If you haven't listened to it, you really need to..like now...I'll wait.

Important information: The pre-order begins August 24th at 6pm CST and ends August 28th at 11:59pm CST. The store will reopen on September 1st at 6pm CST for all regular purchases. There is a discount if you purchase during the pre-order with polishes being $8-$10 each, and the full collection will be $67. After the pre-order ends, polishes will be $9-$11 each and $75 for the full collection. Domestic orders $55+ will include free shipping and the full collection will ship with free priority shipping! This store also ships to Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom!

For past The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews, click here!


The Kinda Guy I'd Stalk In School - A turquoise green with aqua blue and gold-to-green color shifting shimmer, and green pearl micro flakies. Opaque in 2-3 coats.

ipsy Glam Bag - July 2016


What is Ipsy?: Ipsy is a monthly subscription that sends 4-5 beauty/makeup products plus a different makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points. Be sure to use your points within a year of earning them, though, because they do expire. They have expanded the points program to give you additional points by sharing your bag and following their content creators on social media accounts!

How Much is Ipsy?: Ipsy is only $10 per month shipped to the United States or $10 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 

Check out other Ipsy reviews here.


A holographic bag, yes! It is very bright and definitely fun.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Galactic Halo Review


The Howling Boutique, a nail polish jewelry shop, has now created a nail polish line named Supermoon Lacquer. Get it, Howling, Supermoon? It's all a thing! I finally have the Ready to Launch Collection to show you guys! The full Ready to Launch collection (9 polishes) is available for a discounted $85 or each polish is available for $9-$11. 

I will have the polishes each getting their own review at some point. I had a goal of doing it daily, but life happened. I just want to make sure each polish gets the appropriate attention! Today, I have Galactic Halo.



Just because I saw how gorgeous this polish was outside, I had to take a quick picture.

TacPack - June 2016

What is TacPack?: TacPack is a monthly subscription box full of gun gear for shooters and gun fanatics. Each month may include AR15 accessories, knives, EDC tools, targets, patches, shirts, cleaning materials, and stickers. Each box will include 3-7 pieces each month. You tell them your shirt size and glove size, so there's a slight hint at what might be in boxes!

How Much is TacPack?: The subscription is currently $49.95. You can also purchase past boxes when they are available and even items from the past boxes or specialty boxes.

Check out past TacPack reviews here.

Lip Love - July 2016

What is Lip Love?: Lip Love is a monthly subscription box by So Susan. Each month will include at least three full-sized products, one bonus makeup, and one bonus accessory. Each month you get a unique canvas bag as well.

How Much is Lip Love?: Lip Love is $20.95 (American) per month with international shipping available. I did have to pay a foreign transaction fee because they are located in the UK, so make sure you know that ahead of time. The bags get cheaper if you do longer subscriptions, so that's always great.

See past Lip Love reviews here!


Another month with Lip Love! This one took longer than usual, but still very fast considering it's from the UK.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Polar Light Review


The Howling Boutique, a nail polish jewelry shop, has now created a nail polish line named Supermoon Lacquer. Get it, Howling, Supermoon? It's all a thing! I finally have the Ready to Launch Collection to show you guys! The full Ready to Launch collection (9 polishes) is available for a discounted $85 or each polish is available for $9-$11. 

I will have the polishes each getting their own review at some point. I had a goal of doing it daily, but life happened. I just want to make sure each polish gets the appropriate attention! Today, I have Polar Light.


Ah, the dreaded green. I run from greens unless they are forest green or lean very teal, so this was a frightening endeavor for me.

Pet Gift Box - June 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 gender of your pet, regardless of cat or dog.

How Much is Pet Gift Box?: Pet Gift Box is $28.99/month and gets less expensive with longer subscriptions. Get 50% off with code rambling off your first box! Now you can sign up for a year, but still pay month-to-month, only $18.99/month!

See more Pet Gift Box reviews here!


This was sent to me at the end of June, which is why it's just now getting reviewed. I wanted Trumpet to play with both toys separately to see how he liked them.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Cosmic Dust Review


The Howling Boutique, a nail polish jewelry shop, has now created a nail polish line named Supermoon Lacquer. Get it, Howling, Supermoon? It's all a thing! I finally have the Ready to Launch Collection to show you guys and have a brand new Macro Lens Set to use, which means I'll be Macro-ing all the things! The full Ready to Launch collection (9 polishes) is available for a discounted $85 or each polish is available for $9-$11. Check out other The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!

I will have the polishes each getting their own review at some point. I had a goal of doing it daily, but life happened. I just want to make sure each polish gets the appropriate attention! Today, I have Cosmic Dust


Cosmic Dust is a subtle multichrome with a matching shimmer that shifts in color from red-violet, to magenta, to dark red-orange.

Lip Monthly - July 2016 + Coupon Code!


What is Lip Monthly?: Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription bag that focuses on lip products, bringing you the best lip products every month! Each bag guarantees a $35-$55 value with 4-5 products. Sometimes there will even be a non-lip product included!

How Much is Lip Monthly?: Lip Monthly is $12.95/month, and does get cheaper with longer subscriptions. The bag ships free worldwide, so no worries if you are international!

You can get 50% off your first bag with 50OFF or get three months free with an annual subscription, using code 3FREE.

Check out past reviews of Lip Monthly here!



Wow, bright bag!

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Rosette Nebula Review


The Howling Boutique, a nail polish jewelry shop, has now created a nail polish line named Supermoon Lacquer. Get it, Howling, Supermoon? It's all a thing! I finally have the Ready to Launch Collection to show you guys and have a brand new Macro Lens Set to use, which means I'll be Macro-ing all the things! The full Ready to Launch collection (9 polishes) is available for a discounted $85 or each polish is available for $9-$11. Check out other The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!

I will have the polishes each getting their own review at some point. I had a goal of doing it daily, but life happened. I just want to make sure each polish gets the appropriate attention! Today, I have Rosette Nebula


Rosette Nebula is a scattered holographic duochrome with a subtle color shift from bright pink to red-orange. 

Target Beauty Box - Now Available!

It's time for another Target Beauty Box, this one being Back to College! It's been live for a few hours, but it seems to be hit-or-miss with if you will be able to buy it. I spent a few minutes trying to buy it on the website, where I received errors left and right, and I finally called to…

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