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Play! by Sephora - July 2016

What is Play by Sephora?: Play! by Sephora is Sephora's own monthly subscription box! Each month will include five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample, all coming from the same brands that Sephora carries! Each box also includes a Play Book (tips and tricks) and a Play Pass (a one-on-one tutorial at Sephora and a bonus 50 points with purchase).

How Much is Play by Sephora?: Play by Sephora is $10/month plus your state's sales tax (if a Sephora is in your store). It ships for free but only to the contiguous 48 states.

Click here to see past Play! by Sephora bags.


I've still been loving the Sephora Subscription Box. It's always great to get products to sample that you can easily go to a store and get

le Polish Birthday Club Polish Review - Scorpio


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 Scorpio, you have until today to grab it! The Scorpio polish, Venomous Stinger, 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 is available now on le Polish's website, and will be available through November 22nd. Venomous Stinger is $10, or it will be free with a $10 purchase if you are in the Facebook Group and are a Libra (make sure you are on the birthday list)!

Links: Shop/Facebook Page/Facebook Group/Instagram/Pinterest


Venomous Stinger is a gold/tan crelly with various holo microglitters and rainbow flakies.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - It's Taryn Up My Heart


Today I have another gorgeous polish by Supermoon Lacquer. This gorgeous polish is dedicated to another nail polish maker, Taryn, who is the genius behind Anchor & Heart Lacquer and is based on the song that's permanently stuck in my head now, It's Tearin Up My Heart.

Check out other The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!


It's Taryn Up My Heart is a jewel-toned teal green with turquoise and blue shimmer, iridescent rainbow microglitters, and a scattered holographic finish. 

Play! by Sephora - June 2016

What is Play by Sephora?: Play! by Sephora is Sephora's own monthly subscription box! Each month will include five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample, all coming from the same brands that Sephora carries! Each box also includes a Play Book (tips and tricks) and a Play Pass (a one-on-one tutorial at Sephora and a bonus 50 points with purchase).

How Much is Play by Sephora?: Play by Sephora is $10/month plus your state's sales tax (if a Sephora is in your store). It ships for free but only to the contiguous 48 states.

Click here to see past Play! by Sephora bags.


I know, this is late. I had actually forgotten about this bag somehow until looking through my 'Oh my goodness I'm late' pile.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Wolf Rayet


Today I have another gorgeous polish by Supermoon Lacquer. This is the first group custom from The Howling Boutique, but hopefully not the last. It's no longer available, but you could only get it if you were a member of the Facebook Group anyways. You might as well join the group so you can get the next one!

Check out other The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!


Wolf Rayet is a cool, dark gray base with aqua blue and silver-white shimmer, turquoise micro flakies, and an intense scattered holographic finish.

Treatsie - July 2016


What is Treatsie?: Treatsie is a monthly subscription box with sweets! It's actually a box with artisan sweets, so the kinds of things I won't normally spend the time to make but love eating. Each box has food from three different vendors so there will always be a good variety and plenty to sample from.

How Much is Treatsie?: Treatsie is $19.95/month but guarantees at least a $25 value, and you can always lower your monthly cost by subscribing for longer terms. If you click here to sign up, you will get double sweets for your first month!


Let's be real, who doesn't love getting food in the mail? Especially when it's sweets!

Highlight Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Review

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Remember the days where I bought tons of makeup? Well, I do (mostly because I see it daily) and I've decided to start actually using it and sharing the looks I do. I still need to practice and work towards doing my makeup better, but I'm working on it! As my debut look, I have …

Pretty & Polished Beauty Box - November 2016 + Coupon Code!


What is Pretty and Polished?: Pretty and Polished is an indie nail polish brand that also sells bath & body products, nail vinyls, and this Beauty Box! This is a box that you get to choose which months you want to get, rather than a subscription that you have to cancel or skip. Just remember to buy it each month if you want to continue! You buy before the end of the month to get the next month's box, meaning you have until the end of July to get the August box.

How Much is Pretty and Polished Beauty Box?: Pretty and Polished Beauty Box is only $22.00/month including shipping. You can buy for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months at a time, and the boxes start getting cheaper at 6 months! 

Make sure to use 'rambling10' to get your discount on your Pretty and Polished orders!

If you want to see other reviews of Pretty & Polished polishes, click here!


The November box is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, so why not open? 

Pet Gift Box - July 2016 + Coupon Code!


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!


Still catching up. Summer boxes in the fall (well, fall-ish).

Ever After Monthly Box - June 2016

This is called, Kiersten is catching up on things that she's purchased/swatched and needs to review/post! 

What is the Ever After Monthly Box?: Ever After Polish's Monthly Box is a subscription box with features something new from Ever After each month. Each box will include one full-size exclusive polish, one full-size bath product, and one mini bath sample and/or mini polish.

How Much is the Ever After Monthly Box?: The box is $15/month plus shipping ($4 for the US). The preorder is between the 5th and 11th of the month and the box ships out soon after that.

Instead of being a typical subscription where it is auto-deducted each month, you can either buy one box (during the availability time) or choose to be invoiced monthly.

Click here to see past Ever After reviews!


Another box from Ever After. I did love those watermelon chews. :)

New Target Beauty Box Available!

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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 $7 (plus tax) with a value of $27.95 (very precise, Target) and contains 7 products. They …

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