Trichotillomania - Fighting the Pull

45 Comments People with Trichotillomania are Sick of Hearing

This post has been inspired by all the different comments that anyone who suffers from Trichotillomania is really just sick of hearing. Sometimes people don’t think about how something as simple as a silly comment in their opinion could actually be harming the person they’re saying it to. Trichotillomania is a hair pulling disorder that… Continue reading 45 Comments People with Trichotillomania are Sick of Hearing

Beauty · General Reviews · Giveaway · Lifestyle/Family

Did you Say Sweepstakes?

Would you like more youthful, radiant skin? I’m currently working with Tria Beauty to help promote Tria’s Best Skin Sweepstakes. You can Enter now for your chance to win an Age-Defying Laser Deluxe Kit. This prize is valued at $595 and there will be 8 randomly drawn winners. That’s right, there will be 8 winners! Each… Continue reading Did you Say Sweepstakes?

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Do you remember what age you were first asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Did you fantasize about being an astronaut, a superhero, a nurse?  Did you have a favorite sport to play, instrument to practice, story to read, or dream to lose yourself in as a child? For me, that dream was musical theatre. Let me rephrase that. I grew up assuming my life was a musical. Call it… Continue reading Do you remember what age you were first asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Beauty

April Birchbox-Subscription box

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April 2016 Birchbox

As always, I was over excited when my April Birchbox arrived. What I wasn’t expecting was to completely ❤ love ❤ this month’s box! This monthly subscription box never disappoints me, but this one was on point. They even sent me a bonus this month giving me 6 items instead of 5! This month I waited to post this until after I had tried all the products so I’m able to give you guys my reviews on them as well! So let’s get started!

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Birchbox is a monthly subscription box service that sends out 5 monthly beauty samples for only $10 per month, and each box contains products valued more than that! If you haven’t already checked them out or subscribed, you can GO HERE to see what they’re all about.

FAQ-
Q-What do you like so much about Birchbox?
A-For starters, we love the price. Also that you get to customize the products you will be receiving that month by using sample choice. These products are all tailored to your profile and what you like, so how you fill out your info, is how they decide what products to put in your monthly box. We also love that they have a very rewarding point system setup that allows you to earn points by referring friends, and reviewing the products you get in your box. You receive at least 50 points each month just for doing the reviews, and that equals $5 in the birchbox shop. These are easily saved up for rewards, or products of your choice in the Shop!
Q-Does Birchbox do promotions, or have money off your first box?
A-Yes! They often do promotions for new subscribers, as well as sending out special products and bonuses to their current members! You can check out the latest promotions HERE.

❤ The First product I got (from left to right) is the Marcelle 3 in 1 Micellar Solution. It’s a toner and makeup remover that’s gentle for sensitive skin, but still strong enough to take off all makeup.  The full size costs $21, and can be found HERE. I have already replaced my everyday makeup remover with this product, it doesn’t dry my face out, and even removes some of the hardest waterproof and liquid liners. I’m not sure about mascara, as my eyelashes are still growing back from my last trich mishap.
Sample value estimate- $2.10

❤ Briogeo-Don’t despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. This is a hair mask that is ultra-hydrating and conditioning hair mask that also strengthens your hair at the same time. This smells amazing, and definitely does what it’s made to do. My hair felt like silk after I used this just one time, and the sample size i received has about 2 uses in it for the length of my hair. If your hair is shorter you would get more out of it, but mine is very long still even after my recent cut so it doesn’t last as long for me. The Full Sized product price is $26 (can be found here) so that puts this sample value at $3.25.
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❤ Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser– This facial cleanser is made to balance the skins natural ph levels, cleanse the face and even clear up breakouts. While I don’t ever get breakouts, I do love that it cleanse your face well with a nice scent and feel as your using it. I have noticed that my face looks more refreshed after application, and feels softer for a longer amount of time after using it. I would recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin or breakouts, or anyone who loves great smelling cleansers. This product costs $32 for Full sized-HERE– Putting a value of $4 on my sample!

❤ Bonus Product! Malin + Goetz Facial Moisturizer-This one was my Bonus product this month, and the first bonus I received this year in my Birchbox. While was happy getting a moisturizer in my box this month, I do wish this sample was bigger, instead of in a foil packet. I love moisturizers and use them multiple times a day for my extremely dry skin. So this product for me was a one-day use. It did a good job hydrating my skin, wasn’t oily, and seemed to stay moisturized for a few hours, but a bigger size would have helped me review this a bit more to decide if I would want to buy it again. This is the lowest valued sample of this box, coming in at a $1.15 sample value. The full sized can be found HERE and costs $46 for a 4oz product.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet– This sample is actually over half the size of a full sized product, and after using it a few times I’ve realized that this one will last a long time. You only need the smallest little drop of this product because it goes a LONG WAY. I’m no over-exaggerating either. That one little drop will stain your finger (if that’s what you use to apply with-I tried it that way first-and will still cover your entire lips with a cute red color.) I can see this product lasting a long time because of this and I’m fine with that! The full size is $16 HERE– and gives this sample value $8!
Wei Beauty free ship $65
Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask– This sample was one I was most excited about! I have been wanting to try these masks for awhile now, but haven’t felt up to forking over the cash for something I wasn’t sure I’d like. This was the first Mud mask I have ever tried, and I’m hooked. I loved the feeling of this, and how far the product actually goes. The small container the mask comes in is actually a full sized capsule. When you buy the full sized product priced at $42, you get 8 of them instead of just 1, and one of these will give you two uses! (that’s how many I got from it, I do think you are supposed to apply the whole thing, but i wanted to get more than one use from it…it also doesn’t take much to go a long way and feel the same result.) You also get a nice little application brush with the full sized purchase as well.
This product left my face super soft, and glowing. It felt nice on the skin, even though I looked like I had just fallen into a huge puddle face first 🙂 If you haven’t tried a mud mask before, this one will make you a believer and may even hook you like it did me after just one use. You can find this product HERE. This sample size came in with a value of $5.25

Total box value-$23.75
Thanks to my bonus product this month I also got 60 points($6) to spend in the Birchbox Shop after I reviewed them, so it’s almost like getting the box for $4 this month!

Do you have a Birchbox subscription? We’d love to hear from you! If you review yours as well, or do unboxing’s, comment bellow so we can check out what you got! Have Questions for us, or suggestions on new Subscription Boxes? Ask away and let us know, or connect with us on Social Media. We’re always happy to connect with new people and bloggers. Have a great weekend everyone!

Kylie

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Beauty · Giveaway · Lifestyle/Family

Giveaway!

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snappa_1460845484At this Time, I’m extremely happy to announce our very First Giveaway!

Our blog has done better in the last 3 weeks than We thought possible. And because of this, we decided to do our first giveaway already! We will be Giving away 2 Gift Cards-One to Sterling Forever & one for 31BITS-There will Be 2 Winners, and you can enter for both, Some tasks are even Daily! So theres plenty of ways to increase your chances of winning and gain more than one entry! (We are not an affiliate to either of these companies, but we do believe in their products and that’s why we’re giving you the chance to win some amazing jewelry.)

Ways to Enter – Click Here to claim your entries for the day.
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For a Total of 11 Entries! 

Prizes
$25 Gift Card to 31Bits-Check them out HERE
$30 Gift Card to Sterling Forever-Click HERE to see what you could get!

This Giveaway will end on Friday April 22, Two winners will be chosen at 12 p.m. and will be contacted at that time. We will contact you by email, twitter, or facebook until we receive a response. In the Event of the winner not claiming their prize, we will draw again until we have one. If you know someone you think would be interested, let them know to enter as well. Good luck Everyone!

Kylie & Kit