September 2015 PopSugar Must Have Box!





I have been subscribed to PopSugar for two years now and really love it!  You receive a box of goodies with a retail total of over $100 for $39.95.  If you’d like to subscribe, use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box.

I received my September PopSugar Must Have a few days ago and have been enjoying the contents!  This box is one of the lightest I have received and seems a little sparse, but I think all of the items are really useful.  Here is a breakdown of them:


Hudson+Bleecker Labrynth Onyx Travel Trio ($42 USD) — I couldn’t find this printed travel trio on the Hudson+Bleeker website, but the enclosed description card in the box states that one of the bags is for intimates while one is for shoes.  The material is a slick polyester and I think it will be good to keep items clean and separated while traveling.  Available at



Kris Nations “XOXO” Bar Chain Bracelet ($35 USD) — This very delicate bracelet is Cut from recycled sheets of brass with 14k gold overlay.  It’s very pretty, but barely fits my wrist.  I am probably going to gift it for the holidays.  Purchase at


Too Faced Cosmetics Brow Envy Brow Shaping and Defining Kit ($39 USD) — This is the item that I was most excited about.  This includes two brow powder colors, blonde and brown, a setting wax, a highlighter, tools and an instruction booklet with stencils.  It’s really easy to use and makes gorgeous brows!  Purchase at


Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray ($20 USD) — This is an ultra-lightweight leave-in conditioning spray fortified with nourishing rosehip, argan, and coconut oils.  I like this, but I need very little or my hair gets oily.  But if I use just a little, my hair becomes very soft and shiny! Purchase at


NCLA So Rich Vitamin-E Enriched Cuticle Oil ($18 USD) — A luxe vitamin E oil treatment that promotes strong and healthy nails. This is ultra-moisturizing and works well to keep cuticles soft.  I’m not a fan of the sweet scent, so I will use it just once or twice a week.  Purchase at


Nourish Snacks Almond to Cherries ($2 USD) As you can see from the photo above, I have already tried the snack.  I really like it.  The cherries aren’t too tart and the almonds are unsalted.  Very yummy!  Purchase at

Do you subscribe to PopSugar Must Have?  Did you get the September box?  Leave a comment and let me know how you liked it!

Sparkly Holiday Nail Polishes to Give and to Enjoy!

I love sparkle nail polish for the holidays.  And with all the cool glitter polishes out these days, you can really get a unique and festive look!

Here are some fun ones to buy for yourself or to give as gifts.  They also make great stocking stuffer.

China Glaze Holiday Joy Nail Polish Collection Holiday Winter 2012

The holiday season: it is truly the most wonderful time of the year – for nails! From gorgeous glitters to rich crèmes, ‘tis the season to add sparkle and shine to any manicure and pedicure.

Celebrate the season in colour with the new China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection!

Bringing tidings of good cheer, the China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection features 12 merry crèmes, glitters and shimmers including:

Glistening Snow – Fine diamond-like silver glitter

Champagne Kisses – Bubbly rose gold glitter

Angel Wings – Delicate gold dust glitter

Winter Holly – Gold-flecked dazzling green glitter

Glitter All The Way – Exciting multi-color glitter

Pizzazz – Twinkling multi-dimensional glitter blend

Blue Bells Ring – Icy blue shimmer

Pure Joy – Fiery red glitter with gold particles

Red Satin – Silky blue-based red crème

With Love – Classic red crème with a hint of orange undertones

Merry Berry – Rich berry red crème

Cranberry Splash – Ruby red shimmer

Each polish retails for approximately $7.50. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze  on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (

NCLA THE GLITZ ($39 USD) lacquer set contains ‘Hollywood Hills Hot Number’, a large flake silver/ multi color infusion glitter and ‘Miss Sunset Strip’ a large flake purple glitter. In addition each set will contain a super exclusive special edition rose gold large flake glitter like never seen before.  The glitter particles in ‘High Above The City Lights’ are reminiscent of beautiful shards of rose gold metal – way ahead of the curve, a completely unique take on the glitter world!

All colors have a clear base and can be worn alone or over any color for full style points. Available at

Nails Inc The Fashionistas

Nails Inc The Fashionistas — Three mini special effects polishes add glitter, mirror shine or metallic for a show stopping look. These shades offer fantastic coverage, and will make your nails the talk of the holiday party. Shades include:

•      Abbey Road – full coverage holographic shimmer

•      Royal Opera Arcade – Amethyst nail jewelry

•      Stratford –rose gold mirror metallic

Price: $16.50, Available at Sephora inside JCPenney

L’Oréal Paris “Diamonds” Holiday Cosmetics Collection

L’Oréal Paris “Diamonds” Holiday Cosmetics Collection — Celebrate your worth with brilliance this holiday season. In honor of the brand’s iconic tagline, “Because You’re Worth It,” L’Oréal Paris introduces Diamonds, a limited-edition cosmetics collection with dazzling beauty essentials for eyes, lips and nails. Perfect for holiday party primping, the products in the line fall within three inspiring color schemes:

•      Love Diamond

•      True Diamond

•      Midnight Diamond.

Each offers exclusive shades of L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail polish.  The shades are:

So Chill — Soft pink with silver micro glitter

Sparkilicious — Silver glitter

Lifetime Love — Cherry red with red micro glitter

Fancy Me — Red and gold glitter

Drop Dead Gorgeous — Black with blue micro gliter

The Bigger the Better — Clear with black and silver glitter

Price:$5.99, available for individual purchase at drugstores nationwide (beginning in November 2012 and until supplies last).