Pillsbury Thin Mints Brownie & Cupcake Mix Reviews

Perusing down the aisles of Target… i happened upon these mint gems!!

Girl Scouts desserts by Pillsbury… each box is $2.99. They have other varieties from the Girl Scouts cookies line… but I went with my #1 fave… Thin Mints… and I tried the brownie and cupcake mixes.

I made the brownies first… which are OMG phenomenal! I mean… there is still nothing comparable to an actual thin mint Girl Scout cookie… but these brownies are for sure the next best thing…. NOM…. and super easy to make!  

The cupcake mix only makes 12 cupcakes but includes the yummy chocolate ganache mix to make the topping. The cupcakes are very good, but I think the ganache topping takes away from the thin mint flavor.

I’m not sure if these are a limited editon item,… but just in case, I’m going to buy a couple more boxes of the Thin Mints brownie mix!

I give this product 3 paws!

Spongelle Papaya Yuzu Body Wash Infused Buffer Review

O.M.G. the papaya scent from this body wash buffer smells SO delicious… I mean… holy cow, it’s freakin’ amazing!!

I got this from the June 2015 PopSugar Must Have Box… and I’m only getting around to using it now… a year later LOL.  The suggested retail is $16. I had never heard of Spongelle until now!

Although it’s a product I absolutely love… I’m not sure if I would ever purchase it, because it’s so expensive! The sponge is a perfect body buffer, leaving my skin silky smooth, and the papaya scent is heavenly… but it only lasts about 10 showers/ washes. The time-released creamy lather is supposed to last 14+ washes… but on the 10th wash, it wasn’t as luxurious and foamy as it was previously.

If I could get the 14+ washes out of it, the price point would probably appeal to me more. There are 4 other body wash scents available in this same product. I have not seen any products from this brand in stores, so most likely you will have to buy this online! The company website is spongelle.com, if you want to give it a try.

I give this product 3 paws.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects French Mani Gold Cabaret Review

Gold glitter french tip nail polish strips?! …what?! …that’s what I thought to myself when I first saw these!

Now that I’ve tried them… I’m more like… ughhh.

The gold glitter tips peeled off both thumbs after only 48 hours… while doing a few dishes. I ended up peeling off all the strips the next day, which only took a few minutes. 

I’ve been using the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips for years… long before I started this blog… and I’ve never had a bad experience with them until now.

They were very easy to apply,… Gold glitter tips first, then the clear strips over the top of the whole nail… took less than 30 minutes total. I’m always on the go… so I love these strips because there is no dry time and there are so many patterns available! But… these did not last even close to the “up to 10 days” as listed on the box. I’m not sure if these didn’t have the same longevity as the full pattern strips because they are the French mani… but I would not purchase these again. 

I do have another French tip design I’ve already purchased… with pink polka dots on white tips… so I will try those and see if they too only last 48 hours and report back!

Depending on promotional sales, I purchase these at CVS or Target for anywhere between  $6 – $12. For more detail on these polish strips, read my other blog posts for Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips!

I love the design, but not the quality…

I give this product 1 paw.

Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleansing Towelettes Review


I bought this 30-count pack of 99.1% natural Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleansing Towelettes for $5.79 from Target.

The first facial wipes I ever tried were the pink grapefruit fragrance in another brand… and I was hooked!!  It’s such an invigorating scent. Formulated for normal to oily skin, and gentle enough to use every day… which is great, because sometimes I use 2 a day… one in the morning and one before I go to bed!  These leave my skin feeling clean and refreshed… AND remove my waterproof eye make-up incredibly easy!  PLUS, there are no parabens, phthalates or petrolatum (chemical preservatives that are harmful to your skin)!

In under a minute, I wipe the towelette all over my face and I’m feeling totally refreshed… with no need to rinse!!  I’m obsessed with that part!

I give this product 4 paws!