I Adore this Adore Box monthly beauty & lifestyle box subscription.

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Adore Box: A monthly beauty & lifestyle box subscription.

As a mom, I rarely ever do anything for myself. I even get a monthly box subscription already, but it’s for my son, lol. I homeschool him, so he never gets out to participate in things like other kids do. So, I bring things to him this way. I love, love, love, that there is a monthly box, that is highly affordable, for women. At $15 dollars, a month, it is doable for most families. If you do buy yourselves things during the month, then this box may actually be more budget friendly for you, than picking things up here and there.

The Adore Box gets shipped out on the 25th of the month, and is billed on the 1st of the month. Each box will contain anywhere from 4 – 10 items, ranging from sample size to full size product. The items to be included can be anything from these categories: “Makeup, Hair Care, Skin Care, Jewelry, Edibles (We are talking chocolate here…), Accessories, and/or Housewares.” I giggled so hard when I read their edibles comment, the first time. I really like the broad variety of items that you can receive in this monthly box subscription. That is a large variety of product you’ll get to experience.

This was my very first Adore Box. Do not take the term box literally, like I did. It arrived in a padded envelope for me, and had to do a double take to see what had arrived. In my package, I received:

1 Sweet Spark Gift Certificate for $25.00

1 Cherimoya Waterproof Eye/Lip Pencil w/attached Sharpener, Full size (value $9.99)

1 Kiss imPRESS Press-On Manicure, Full size (value $7.99)

1 Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish, Full size (value $18.00)

1 Lip Glow Gloss Balm, Full size (value $3.99)

Bonus Item – Kiss Coupon for $1.00 off any impress Gel Manicure and $1.00 off any kiss Lashes or Kiss Lash Glue. I also received a 20% off coupon from Divineandsexy.us in my box.

They even state that if you do not like a product you received, that you can go to edivv.com and trade with someone else. I went and checked out the website, and it was made for people who have subscription boxes, and lets them trade what they do not need; so cool.

The Sweet and Spark gift card is actually worth the full $25.00 with no minimum purchase required. The store however, is pricey. I haven’t ordered anything yet. They do have a sale section, so I will be keeping my eye on that.

I absolutely love the nail polish from Trust Fund. I have and wear nail polish that is Non-Toxic and & Free. It is so healthy for you, and is really the only type of nail polish I feel comfortable wearing now. It is completely free of: Toluene, Formaldehyde, Lead, Nickel, Phthalates, and other commonly used toxic materials. This nail polish is also a Vegan friendly nail polish and cruelty free. I applied 2 coats, and it dried very quickly. I love that, since I literally have 0 patience when it comes to my nails drying. I notoriously have to go to the ladies’ room after doing my nails, lol. The color reminds me of Tiffany Blue, so it’s a win, win for me!

The Lip Balm is a pretty shade of pink. It really smells good too. I love the scent of it. The ingredients are legible, and there are a lot of natural oils in it. It however had Shea Butter in it, so I cannot wear it. My mom lucked out though, because she is not allergic. You are never too old to be fabulous, so she is now the proud owner of the soft, and wonderful Lip Glow Gloss Balm. I’m jealous, lol.

I have never personally worn press on nails. The kit has everything needed, and solid instructions to follow. I love that the set has two jeweled bows to apply to your nails as well. I am really looking forward to trying those after my venture into the pretty blue nail polish that came in this box.

The eyeliner by Cherimoya is really wonderful. It only requires a soft touch to apply, which is very comfortable on your eyelids. I have used eyeliner sticks before, where you actually had to press down to apply; never again. They state it is waterproof, but with a remover, or just a faint bit of all natural soap and water, which is what I did, it came right off for me. I love how the sharpener is built into the cap. Otherwise, I always lose the sharpener. I am famous for that. The coverage is great with only one go over. You do not need to repeat to get a full cover.

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I am highly impressed with the quality of the products in my Adore box. I really did not know what to expect since this was my first box like this, ever. It was actually a big relief for me. I was worried about it, to be honest. It delivered products I normally do not see at y local stores. I rarely go to the large makeup stores, since I always have my son in tow. There are too many cosmetics in those places for me to look at anyway, and I always seem a little overwhelmed. This is really a refreshing way to experience other brands and items you may not normally see and find on your own, and in a much more affordable way. I am absolutely thrilled by my first Adore Box!

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All opinions expressed are solely my own. I received the box free in exchange for my honest opinion. No form of compensation was or will be received for this review.

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It’s Contest Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trekz Titanium Mini headphones

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Contests are so exciting. Especially when you have the chance to win a present for your child. The item up to win is a fun set of headphones made just for kids, with the newest bone conductivity technology. You may want to use them, but nope, they won’t fit unfortunately. They do sell them for us adults though.

Here are some specs from the manufacturer themselves: “The lightweight and comfortable Trekz Titanium Mini wireless stereo headphones are the safest alternative to traditional sport headphones and earbuds. Bone conduction technology, an open ear design and a suite of convenient features deliver premium music play and crystal clear calling without compromise. Designed with athletes in mind, Trekz Titanium are sweatproof, secure, and will allow you to hear your surroundings – no matter where life takes you.”

Contest is Sponsored by AfterShokz

The contest is hosted by Life with Z

 

Enter here:

https://giveawaytools.com/giveaway.php?sk=97375477152

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I am working in conjunction with a reviewer who received a pair to review for the purposes of this contest.

A great food storage solution. – GoCranks’ Simple Flow – 3Piece Glass Canister Set.

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My age group is from the Tupperware era. It was the boom of premade foods and plastic food storage. So, I grew up with plastic food containers in my home. Then the boom of BPA hit the news, and we have been slowly moving back to other material choices for food storage, to include glass. I personally love glass storage containers. Not only are they a great chemical free choice for food storage, but they are also normally very pretty to look at. They seem to make everything look better. I love this particular set of 3 jars from GoCrank. You get three jars of varied height. All with airtight seals, which is needed for safe food storage, and they are quite lovely to look at as well. What really makes this set stand out is the small permanent chalkboard labels on them. You provide your own chalk or liquid chalk. Just write on them as you wish, and it comes clean with some Windex and a paper towel. Now, the chalkboard part will probably wear over time, since it’s painted onto the glass, but I really like it. These jars have the traditional metal spring lock on them, so they cannot go into the microwave. These are for storage, not for cooking. The sizes are stated in liters on their web page so I converted them to ounces for you: 16.9oz, 25.4oz, and 74.4oz. So, they can hold quite a lot. I am really impressed with the taller container! Each container is approx.. 4 ¼” wide. Height wise, they are: 4 ¼”, 6”, and 10” tall. These are my own personal measurements. You can actually remove the tops, if needed, to really clean them. On the back of the bottle, you can see where the metal loops hook over the straight metal bar. Just squeeze them, and slide them off; so easy.

These jars are perfect to store candy, tea, coffee, sugar, beans, rice, cereal, flour, pasta, chocolate, animal treats, baked goods, and more. You do not have to store food in them either, but can store craft items, cotton balls, Q-tips, holiday decorations, in them as well. They make great storage containers. The glass is pretty thick. Thicker than I was expecting. The seals are silicone, and they do create an airtight seal. This really helps to keep bugs away from your goodies, as well as helps to keep your food fresh, for a longer period of time. Overall, these are well made and highly useful. And, they look good while doing it, lol. Enjoy!

I received these for free. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased an honest review. – GoCranks’ Simple Flow – 3Piece Glass Canister Set with Airtight Clamp Lids-Food Storage Container

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXDOHGC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Stapling with ease with GizmoMate’s GM-X Automatic Electric Stapler.

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Whenever I think about staplers, I think about the infamous red stapler from the movie Office Space. That was hilarious. This stapler could become that for you, lol. It really takes stapling up to the next level. It even comes loaded with staples, and is ready to work right out of the box. Now they just need to offer it in red, lol. This stapler is black in color. No larger than a regular stapler. It measures only 6 7/8th” in length, and is 1 6/8th” wide. It takes the standard sized staples too (26/6 staples), so you can pick them up anywhere really, which is great. This is an electric stapler, and it uses a regular outlet. It comes with a detachable power cord, and is only a 2 prong plug. You can use this without electricity if so needed. On the bottom of the stapler there is a battery compartment. No tool is necessary to access it. This stapler can run off of 6 AA batteries. They are not included.

They state this stapler can staple up to 8000 times on one battery fill. Lol, I did not test that out. With regular weight paper, this baby can staple up to 25 sheets of paper at one time. That is huge. I hate all of my regular staplers, because I have them jam up on the paper all of the time, when I only have 2 pieces of paper to be stapled. Staplers have become a source of agitation to me, lol. So, I am loving these professional style electric staplers. They just work sooooo much better for me. This stapler staples with ease. It is easy to refill. Just press in the back of the stapler where it says push, and the compartment pops open. With two fingers, you can easily adjust the depth of the stapler, too. The tabs are on each side of the stapler. Just pull them out to your desired depth. It can be adjusted from between 0.2 inches to 1.6 inches. I love how quiet this stapler is as well. I tested another one recently, and this is just as quiet, so I was pleased. It is pretty lightweight, and is made out of thick ABS plastic. It is not a flimsy piece in the least, but highly portable if you work on the road. I haven’t had any issues at all with the paper jamming. It staples so quick and easily. You literally just push your papers into it, and it staples on its’ own. It really is the perfect stapler. I love it.

I received this for free. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – GizmoMate’s GM-X Automatic Electric Stapler, Heavy Duty, No-Jam 25 Sheets Free AC Cord and Staples.

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GD57KB2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Trick or Treat time! – TGS Gems’ Halloween Candy Bags.

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I really love everything about it. Trick or treating, of course, is one of my son’s favorite parts. We always look at all of the fun trick or treat bag options. I only got to use a pillowcase when I was little, so I have a lot of fun looking at the bags. This set from TGS Gems is so cute. You get two bags in this set. They are made out of a nice, thick canvas material, so they should last more than one season, depending on how tough your kids are on them, lol. One is the traditional bag style with handles. The handles are made out of a black canvas material, and are long enough so you can carry the bag on your shoulder. The other bag is a drawstring style bag. This can be used to store your trick or treat candy to pass out, or keep away from your kids while you are waiting for the day, lol. You can trick or treat with it, but it’s like carrying a pillowcase all over again, since there are no handles. There is, however, a drawstring, so if you dropped the bag, your candy will not fall out. And that is definitely an upgrade from a pillowcase. You can also use the drawstring bag year from year to dole out a Halloween gift. Some families give their kids little presents for Halloween. Grandma has always done that in our household. The bag with handles has the option to write your child’s name on the bag. At the very bottom of the bag it states: “Bag of Treats Belongs to”, and then there is blank space to write your name in. You can use a Sharpie marker, fabric paint, or fabric markers. This is a great for households with multiple kids. The bags are virtually the same size, and that is a generous size at that. The drawstring bag is 19” long and 14” wide, and the bag with handles is 19 ½” long and 14” wide. You can fit a lot of candy in these bags. Hopefully your kids won’t sneak toilet paper out in these bags, lol. No tricks, just treats with these bags.

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My bags arrived in perfect condition. I had no strange odors or imperfections on mine at all. They were perfect and ready to go. My son was thrilled.

I received these for free, in exchange for an unbiased and hones review. – TGS Gems’ Halloween Candy Bags Durable Canvas Halloween Gift Bags or Halloween Treat Bags for Kids 2 PCs 1 Drawstring Trick-or-Treat Bag (19.2 x 14.4inch) & 1 Halloween Tote Bag (18.89 x 14.15inch)

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYZRTOA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Pumpkin lights! – Liberty Imports’ Halloween Pumpkin Lights.

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love everything about it, espically the decorations. Nothing is more iconic than the Jackolantern either. These lights are really cute. Even though they are not LED, they have them made to keep working, even when a light  goes out. I was able to test this out immediately too. One of my pumpkins would not light up upon arrival. Poor thing stayed dark while all of the other pumpkins slowly blinked along. They include 2 spare bulbs with this set. This is a blinking set. There is no other setting option available. On this set of lights from Liberty Imports, you get 10 pumpkins. The individual lights slide into the top of each pumpkin too. There is only 24” of leader line from the plug to first pumpkin, so you may need to use an extension cord, if you are hanging them up. I needed to use one. The entire set is approx.. 11ft long. Every pumpkin is about 12” apart, and each pumpkin is a pretty good size, at 2 ½” in diameter. They plug into a regular outlet, and can use any extension cord, since they have a 2 prong plug. When I first tested them out, I literally just laid them on the floor near me, and let them run all night. The pumpkins are so large, that they never even get warm to the touch when on. This is great, because little ones are drawn to lights, and will definitely try to touch them. When my youngest was little he was drawn to Jackolanterns because of their faces. He loved everything with faces, lol. Overall this is a fun set of lights. I wish they had an option to stay on fully, but since they blink slowly, they are still comfortable to look at and are enjoyable. Some lights blink so fast, so they can make you dizzy, and hurt your eyes. Fortunately, this set is not like that. The green wiring gives the resemblance of pumpkin vines, so the lights look extra cute to me. With all of the LED lights hitting the market, these almost look old fashioned, lol. I actually shocked myself with that reaction. I love, love, love the look. These are sooooo much cuter than the thin LED pumpkin lights I’ve seen. The wonderful character of a Jackolantern, gets lost that way. These are truly iconic.

I received these at a discount. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Liberty Imports’ Halloween Pumpkin Lights Blinking Decorative String Lights – Set of 10 Lights.

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M2131X5/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It’s boot weather now! – Blogory’s 2 Pack Women Short Crochet Boot Cuffs Toppers.

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t’s fall fashion time, and there are so many cute pieces to choose from. Even if you live in a warmer climate, you can still enjoy something like this. I can easily see boot cuffs with a pair of cute boots and shorts. These boot cuffs are the Dickies of the boot world, lol. They literally function the same way. They offer a look of a thick, and well styled boot sock, without being the actual thick bulky sock. They can be worn with both ankle boots, and regular boots. I think they are really cute with cowboy boots, that’s what I have. You actually get two sets of cuffs in this order: 1 beige, and 1 black pair. They are pretty generous in size, and should fit a variety of women. I had tried on a pair like these, but a little different in style, and I popped a seam with my calf, lol. I do not have bird legs, but they are not large either. My calf size is 13.5 inches around the widest part. These are not like that at all. I am really happy to see that. Since they stick into your boot, they don’t slide on you either. Each boot cuff has a fold over look to it. This fold over is sewn down in place in a couple spots. There are also 2 buttons on each cuff.

Unfortunately, on one of my black boot cuffs, one button was dangling. It only takes a little thread and some time, to tighten back on, but, it’s not something I want to do with a new item. On the other hand, these cuffs are currently only priced at $8. For both pairs, which is really cheap. These boot cuffs are made out of 95% acrylic and 5% spandex. They did not have any funky odor to them upon arrival. The loose button was the only issue I could find on them, as well. I really looked too, after seeing the loose button. They are so easy to use, so they are a no brainer for the fall and winter seasons. You literally just slip them on, put your boots on, and tuck the ends into your boot. That’s it! Overall, these are really cute, and very stylish for the fall and winter seasons. Fingers crossed quality control will be better, in regards to the buttons, that is.

I received these for free. I had no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Blogory’s 2 Pack Women Short Crochet Boot Cuffs Toppers Winter Cable Knit Leg Warmers with Buttons

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HJVB7K4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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