January’s Glossybox: The Sleep and Refresh Edition #beautybox

Glossybox is a monthly subscription service that delivers five deluxe or full-size beauty products ranging from trendy to high-end. For $21 USD you get about $60 in value (but often much more than that). January’s box is the Sleep and Refresh Edition, a theme I can fully get behind. 🙋‍♀️ Continue reading January’s Glossybox: The Sleep and Refresh Edition #beautybox

What’s inside November’s Glossybox #beautybox

I received November’s Glossybox for review purposes. All opinions are my own. This review also appears on A Year of Boxes.

December’s come rushing in and I still have three November beauty boxes to share with you so maybe pour yourself a cup of tea and sit with me while I catch you up. (If you’ve still got some shopping to do, any one of these would make a great gift for the beauty lover on your list.) First up: Glossybox. It’s a monthly beauty subscription box that delivers five deluxe or full-size beauty products ranging from trendy to high-end. The company sources from more than 400 brands around the world to curate a sampling valued around $60 USD for $21/month. Continue reading What’s inside November’s Glossybox #beautybox

How much do we love a limited edition? What’s inside the second Book Lovers Box from Sweet Reads Box

Sweet Reads Box sent me their Book Lovers Box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Well I finally got around to booking my laser eye surgery for January 1. Can’t wait to have 2020 vision. 😂 Okay I don’t need laser eye surgery but I see it’s been a minute since I promised today’s post. Sweet Reads Box issues special one-off boxes from time to time (I’ve just ordered one of their first Kids Christmas Boxes for my guys) and IMHO their second limited edition Book Lovers Box is one of their best. Like the monthly subscription box, it’s “me time delivered” with a new novel, tea or coffee, a sweet treat and some goodies tied in to the story; in this case the book is about an aspiring novelist and the goodies all celebrate books. Here’s a closer look. 📚 Continue reading How much do we love a limited edition? What’s inside the second Book Lovers Box from Sweet Reads Box

Mental health, Foxy Originals’ new fall/winter collection + A giveaway!

I received the pieces in this post in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

It’s World Mental Health Day and I’m frustrated. I’ve been in treatment for anxiety and depression for 20 years and for all that work, I’m still struggling. I’ve made some gains for sure (exhibit A: the fact that I’m talking about it here or anywhere) but I regularly beat myself up for getting worked up about things that I think most people wouldn’t give a second thought. For example, I’ve got two events coming up in the next month that I should be looking forward to — book-related events I’ve paid to attend — but the closer they get, the more dread I feel. It’s this downward spiral of “I’m not smart enough/funny enough/entertaining enough to be there” combined with “I need to lose 10 to 15 pounds by then or people are going to think I’ve totally let myself go and I’m going to hate every picture.” (My heart is pounding just writing this.) How does any of this relate to Foxy Originals‘ new collection? I’m getting to it. Continue reading Mental health, Foxy Originals’ new fall/winter collection + A giveaway!