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Farmacy, Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm Review

I’m 37 now {gasp!}, but thankfully, I’m constantly getting mistaken for being at least 10 years younger… YAY! 

I love trying out new firming facial products, to find the best of the best, to keep me looking younger than I am! There is such a variety of products, with an array of benefits… no skincare is created equal! Just like it’s suggested to switch up your workout routine, to work the muscles out differently… I think switching up my skincare regimen about every 3 to 4 months, revitalizes my skin, keeping it from looking dull and tired.

Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm has a retail value of $48. I discovered this product because it arrived in my April 2016 PopSugar Must Have Box. 

It is lightweight and transforms into a gentle oil gel, to replenish skin overnight. The problem I have, is that this gel does not absorb into my skin. Even in the morning, there’s a layer of gel,… and I’m using a nickel sized amount, which is the same amount I use with any other overnight firming skin product. Also, unlike the cream versions, I didn’t get that slight tightening of the skin feeling… so I didn’t feel like it was working.

The packaging of this product is super adorable and the brand name is quite clever,… but sadly I would not buy this product.

I give this product 2 paws.

PopSugar Must Have June 2016 Box Review

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This is my 15th PopSugar Must Have box and review.  This is “a monthly delivery of fabulous surprises, curated by POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar”.  The June 2016 Box contained the following:

  1. Hat Attack Neutral Diamonds-Printed Sarong, Sugg. Retail $58  (This is a very pretty, lightweight sarong with a neutral palette, so that it will go with many different bathing suits! Love it!)
  2. Sisters of Los Angeles “Cheers” Bottle Opener, Sugg. Retail $12  (I have a lot of bottle openers, but this one is classy and chic with the golden hue.  Great addition to this outdoor/ togetherness/ summer themed box.)
  3. Wild and Wolf Ridley’s Games Room “Who Am I?” Quiz, Sugg. Retail $12.95  (What is more fun than a game night among friends?!  This easy-to-play game will surely be a hit at my next game night!)
  4. NCLA Born on the 4th Nail Lacquer, Sugg. Retail $16  (This patriotic polish was designed exclusively with PopSugar. Perfect for a 4th of July mani or pedi… look for my review on this very soon!)
  5. Knock Knock Are You Ready For Your Close-Up? Compact, Sugg. Retail $10  (I have so many compact mirrors… but the cute phrases make this one too adorable to not keep!)
  6. Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes, Sugg. Retail $9  (I’ve never tried deodorant in the form of a wipe… so I will be testing this product, to let you know how it stands up against traditional stick deodorant.)
  7. Pressels Sriracha, Sugg. Retail $1.29  (These are good…but I’d prefer them with some hummus!  Not my favorite snack by themselves.)

$119 approximate Total value!  I pay $39.95 per month, which includes free shipping. At no additional savings, 3-month and 6-month purchase options are also available. This is my favorite monthly subscription service because they always deliver great products at an amazing value!  I am definitely going to continue my subscription, so that I can discover more new brands and products I like at an incredible price!  Happiness Delivered!

If you want to give it a try, use code REFER5 for $5 off and sign up here: http://popsu.gr/vrbQ

I give this box 4 paws!

PopSugar Must Have May 2016 Box Review

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This is my 14th PopSugar Must Have box and review.  This is “a monthly delivery of fabulous surprises, curated by POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar”.  The May 2016 Box contained the following:

  1. Bluma Project Capri Bracelets – Set of 2, Sugg. Retail $44 (Guatemalan artisans handcrafted these with glass and 24 kt gold beads.  Haven’t decided yet if I will keep these, re-gift them… or sell them on ebay.)
  2. Kocostar Foot Therapy, Sugg. Retail $10  (I almost bought this in a store just days before getting this PopSugar box… so you could imagine my surprise to see it tucked inside!!  I am so excited to use this… so look for my review on it very soon!)
  3. Spongelle Spongology Body Buffer, Sugg. Retail $20  (This body wash-infused sponge, designed to cleanse, exfoliate and massage… should last at least 20 washes. It made the whole box smell delightful & I love the concept of this item!  I will scrub up and post my review!)
  4. Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat, Sugg. Retail $24.98  (I needed a new yoga mat, so I love that this was in this month’s fitness & relaxation themed box!  It’s ultra-lightweight and compact… and the blue hue is a PopSugar exclusive.)
  5. Happy Spritz Breathe Deeply, Sugg. Retail $25  (This spray, made with peppermint and eucalyptus oils, misted over your face or on your yoga mat… claims to naturally invigorate and soothe you.  I will test this out… with my new yoga mat of course… and report back!)
  6. JimmyBar! Peanut Butter Clutter Clean Snack Bar, Sugg. Retail $2.49  (This bar is gluten-free, dairy-free and made with no artificial ingredients… I ate it, but didn’t like it very much.)
  7. Hint Kick, Sugg. Retail $1.69  (Special Extra in the box! Infused with 60mg of caffeine and lightly flavored with black raspberry, this zero calorie drink also has zero sugar and zero diet sweeteners.  #1 ingredient is purified water!  I love water so I don’t need flavored water to want to drink it.  I think flavored water has a weird after taste and this one is no exception.  Quality product, I’m just not a fan.)
  8. Half Hitch Goods $10 Gift Card  (Special Extra in the box!  I doubt I’ll use this… didn’t really see anything that peaked my interest when browsing the website.)
  9. Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara, Sugg. Retail $8.99  (Special Extra in the box!  Mascara… my main go-to make-up item… I’ll let you know soon, how it stands up against my favorites!)

$147 approximate Total value!  I pay $39.95 per month, which includes free shipping. At no additional savings, 3-month and 6-month purchase options are also available. This is my favorite monthly subscription service because they always deliver great products at an amazing value!  I am definitely going to continue my subscription, so that I can discover more new brands and products I like at an incredible price!  Happiness Delivered!

If you want to give it a try, use code REFER5 for $5 off and sign up here: http://popsu.gr/vrbQ

I give this box 4 paws!

PopSugar Must Have April 2016 Box Review

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This is my 13th PopSugar Must Have box and review.  I just can’t cancel this subscription… It’s TOO good!!  This is “a monthly delivery of fabulous surprises, curated by POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar”.  The April 2016 Box… one of my favorites so far… contained the following:

  1. Chrissy Teigen’s Book: Cravings, Recipes For All the Food You Want to Eat, Sugg. Retail $29.99  (The recipes in this cookbook look so delicious & I can’t wait to make some of them!  I love all the pictures throughout the book of Chrissy & John Legend… and their adorable doggy.)
  2. Canvas Home Tinware Salt & Pepper Shakers, Sugg. Retail $12  (These are so adorable and vintage looking… they will surely adorn my dining table at future gatherings!)
  3. Next By Nature Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans, Sugg. Retail $3.99  (Not a coffee fan… not even when it’s smothered in dark chocolate LOL… but it shouldn’t be too hard to pass these off to one of the many coffee lovers I know!)
  4. Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm, Sugg. Retail $48 (This lightweight balm supposedly transforms into a gentle oil gel to replenish skin overnight… I love a firming night cream, so I will test this out right away and report back!)
  5. Noon Design Shop “Lemons” Flour Sack Tea Towel, Sugg. Retail $18  (Handmade in the USA!  Adorable lemon print… i will likely use this during cocktail hour instead of tea time LOL!)
  6. Royal Apothic Field Poppy Conservatories Hand Creme, Sugg. Retail $24  (I love a hand creme as much as a firming night cream… so I will also start using this immediately and post a review very soon!)
  7. Bloom That $20 Gift Card  (Special Extra in the box!  This expires 6/30/16 and I wouldn’t be able to use it by then… so I gifted it to a friend to use.  I did visit the website and the arrangements are unique and gorgeous!)

$156 approximate Total value!  I pay $39.95 per month, which includes free shipping. At no additional savings, 3-month and 6-month purchase options are also available. This is my favorite monthly subscription service because they always deliver great products at an amazing value!  I am definitely going to continue my subscription, so that I can discover more new brands and products I like at an incredible price!

If you want to give it a try, use code REFER5 for $5 off and sign up here: http://popsu.gr/vrbQ

I give this box 4 paws!

PopSugar Must Have March 2016 Box Review

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This is my 12th PopSugar Must Have box and review.  I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I first signed up for this subscription!!  This is “a monthly delivery of fabulous surprises, curated by POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar”.  The March 2016 Box contained the following:

  1. Nanette Nanette Lepore Classic Rose Watch, Sugg. Retail $55  (To me this watch is very simple and boring… I will be listing it on ebay.)
  2. Pixi by Petra Book of Beauty, Minimal Makeup, Sugg. Retail $24  (Complete with 2 highlighters, 2 cheek tints and 4 eye shadows… I’ll be testing these hues and post my review soon.)
  3. Miss Ivy Pearl Five-Tassel Necklace, Sugg. Retail $38  (I don’t like this necklace… but I’m sure my kitty’s would love to swat at it while it’s around my neck LOL.  I’ll be selling this on ebay.)
  4. Govino Go-Anywhere Carafe and Water Glass Set, Sugg. Retail $14.95  (My favorite item in the box!  This set is BPA-free and shatterproof!  I will likely not just use this for water… but also for wine on picnics, sunset viewings, etc!)
  5. Hello Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste, Sugg. Retail $4.49  (This toothpaste is peroxide and preservative-free, packaged in a recyclable carton and made in the USA… Good for our mouths and the earth!  I’m always wanting whiter teeth (damn wine LOL), so I’ll test this out and let you know if my smile got brighter!)
  6. Goodie Girl Cookies Toffee Chaos, Sugg. Retail $4.99  (Made with kosher dairy and sans peanuts, these are low in fat, sugar and calories.  Not bad tasting,… but not my fave… so I’ll be sharing these!!)
  7. LOLA Gift Card, Sugg. Retail $10  (I’ve never heard of this company …but I’m pretty excited that I’m getting introduced to them now.  LOLA offers a subscription service of 100% cotton tampons… no synthetic ingredients or harsh chemicals!  With all the scary stories in the news lately related to the dangers of tampons… I’m excited to try these.)

$151 approximate Total value!  Great value, but I wasn’t crazy about the 3 most valuable items in the box.  I pay $39.95 per month, which includes free shipping. At no additional savings, 3-month and 6-month purchase options are also available. This is my favorite monthly subscription service because they always deliver great products at an amazing value!  I am definitely going to continue my subscription, so that I can discover more new brands and products I like at an incredible price!

If you want to give it a try, use code REFER5 for $5 off and sign up here: http://popsu.gr/vrbQ

I give this box 3 paws.

PopSugar Must Have February 2016 Box Review

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This is my 11th PopSugar Must Have box and review.  This is “a monthly delivery of fabulous surprises, curated by POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar”.  The February 2016 Box contained the following:

  1. Tilo Heart Print Scarf, Sugg. Retail $125  (To me, the scarf is not worth $125… the website has no pricing and I personally have never seen a scarf that I would pay $125 for!  However it is adorable and soft!)
  2. BeautyCounter Nourishing Cleansing Balm, Sugg. Retail $50 (The most I’ve ever paid for a cleanser is $32, so I’m excited to try this $50 one and let you all know if it’s worth it!)
  3. JewelryStorm Endless Arrow Ring, Sugg. Retail $28  (This ring is adorable… I love arrows!… so this is one of my favorite items in the box.)
  4. Fringe Studio Hello Beautiful Square Tray, Sugg. Retail $14 (OMG I have so many accessory trays… but I love this one with a positive message… and it’s SO pretty!  Perfect home for my new arrow ring!)
  5. Victoria’s Secret Coconut Milk Hydrating Body Lotion, Sugg. Retail $18  (Most of the VS lotions are so luxurious and I love the smell of coconut… I can’t wait to use this product and let you know what I think of it.)
  6. Foodstirs Heart Cookie Mix, Sugg. Retail $12.95  (So perfect for the February box… I love to bake… and this adorable kit is free of artificial ingredients, GMOs and preservatives…and even included pink sprinkles & the adorable heart-shaped cookie cutter!)
  7. Victoria’s Secret Sport Socks, Sugg. Retail unknown  (This was a “special extra” in the box.  They are made with fabric that keeps your feet cool & dry… and I love the extra cushioned sole and arch support after wearing high heels all day!)
  8. Victoria’s Secret Reward Card, Sugg. Retail $20  (Another “special extra” in the box.  I wasted no time using this $20 reward card!  I love VS!)

$270 approximate Total value!!  This is definitely my favorite box out of the past 11 months worth of boxes!  I pay $39.95 per month, which includes free shipping. At no additional savings, 3-month and 6-month purchase options are also available. This is my favorite monthly subscription service because they always deliver great products at an amazing value!  I am definitely going to continue my subscription, so that I can discover more new brands and products I like at an incredible price!

If you want to give it a try, use code REFER5 for $5 off and sign up here: http://popsu.gr/vrbQ

I give this box 4 paws!!

PopSugar Must Have January 2016 Box Review

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This is my 10th PopSugar Must Have box and review.  This is “a monthly delivery of fabulous surprises, curated by POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar”.  The January 2016 Box contained the following:

  1. Pehr Designs Pebble Speck Bin, Sugg. Retail $40  (I absolutely love bins… but not this one… I unfortunately don’t like the speck print.  I will likely fill it up with goodies and re-gift it!)
  2. Spark Joy book by Marie Kondo, Sugg. Retail $18.99  (I’m so excited to read this book, written by an expert cleaning consultant, to help me tidy up and stay organized! Great addition to the first box of the new year!)
  3. Patchology FlashMasque Trio, Sugg. Retail $20  (My favorite item in the box!  The claim is that these facial sheets will revitalize, hydrate and illuminate my skin in just 5 minutes… I will test them out and report back!  Look for this review very soon in my skin care section!)
  4. Blue Sky Day Designer Weekly Planner, Sugg. Retail $15.99 (With smart phones… I’m not sure what need anyone would have for an old school planner.  I will not be using this, and will try to sell it on ebay.)
  5. Not Soap, Radio Bath & Shower Gel Gift Set, Sugg. Retail $22 (This set includes various scents, each infused with different herbal extracts… I will use these in the coming months and review them in my skin care section!)
  6. Project 7, INC Summer Snow Sugar Free Gum, Sugg. Retail $1.99  (In less than a minute this gum loses it’s flavor.  It does taste exactly like a snow cone… but not for long!  I’m not big on gum that tastes like food for this very reason.  However, one reason to love this gum, is that the proceeds from every seventh pack purchased, go toward antibullying efforts in the U.S.)
  7. ChapStick Total Hydration 100% Natural Soothing Vanilla, Sugg. Retail $2.99  (This age-defying formula uses argan oil & other natural butters & oils to replenish lips and combat winter dryness.  I will test this out and let you know if the claims are true!)

$122 approximate Total value!  I pay $39.95 per month, which includes free shipping. At no additional savings, 3-month and 6-month purchase options are also available. This is my favorite monthly subscription service because they always deliver great products at an amazing value!  I am definitely going to continue my subscription, so that I can discover more new brands and products I like at an incredible price!

If you want to give it a try, use code REFER5 for $5 off and sign up here: http://popsu.gr/vrbQ

I give this box 4 paws.