June 22, 2016

FabFitFun Summer 2016 Box!

Happy Summer everyone! With the changing of the seasons comes my FabFitFun box! I have an unboxing for you today, and I’m sharing everything that’s in this seasons box! This box cost me $76.37 with Canadian exchange and international shipping. Take a look at the unboxing video below:

 

What’s in the box

FabFitFun Everyday Beach Waves Spray- I’ve tried a couple different Sea Salt sprays, so I’m interested to see how this one works. I love the beach waves look, and tend to go for the look on days I will wash my hair. The spray is valued at $18.

Betchsicles Ice Pop Molds- These wine bottle-shapes popsicle moulds are adorable and scream summer! I can wait to make some (hopefully healthy) pops! $19 Value.

Summer & Rose Yoga Towel– This towel is meant to go on top of your yoga mat, but I’m going to try it instead of my mat. When I am working out I use a yoga mat because I have a bad tailbone, but because I wear running shoes my mat has gotten a little ripped up. I’m going to try this instead, I will report back! $36 value.

Stemulation® Daily Micro Derm Scrub– I’m excited to try this scrub, it’s always nice to try something new! I’ve been thinking of trying a scrub, so this one came at the perfect time! Valued at $34.

Passport to Beauty Gypset Luminous Lips– This shade didn’t quite speak to me, so I gave it to my sister. She loves it! It looks a little to bright for me.

OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream– I am really looking to try this product out! With summer here it’s great to protect your skin, and you can even mix this with your foundation! It’s valued at $48. If I like it, I may just take it with me on my next Disney World trip, to further protect my skin from the Florida sun!

Tote Bag

Trina Turk Canvas Tote- This tote is adorable! I love it. I don’t necessarily have a thing for purses, but I definitely have a thing for bags. I love the colour and it just screams summer! I like that it’s a collab between Trina Turk and FabFitFun! This bag is valued at $55.

Burts Bees BB Cream- this item was a bonus, and I’ve just started trying Burt’s Bees® products. I’m interested to see how I like it!

Subscription Update

I have decided to cancel my subscription for the FabFitFun box. I talked a little bit about it in the video, but I can’t really justify the cost for the number of things I actually use in the box! Most of it just sits… in the box. I think in the 4 boxes I have received I’ve used a handful of things. For the Winter box I got the two “add-ons”, and only use the water bottle. While the Kettlebell shaped speaker is adorable, it’s rounded on the bottom, so it doesn’t actually stand up! Annoying! I use the resistance band that came in the Fall box, and the umbrella as well. Anyways, I have cancelled my subscription, and may look for another box to try. If you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments!

FFF Summer

I hope you enjoyed a look inside the FabFitFun Summer box, thank you so much for reading! If you missed what was in the Spring box, you can check out that here.

What would you use first from this box? Let me know in the comments!

Kelsey
June 8, 2016

Monthly Favourites- May 2016

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it is June already! That means one thing: it’s monthly favourites time! I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the last month, from entertainment, clothing, beauty and more! Let’s get started:

Monthly Favourites

Entertainment

The Hills- May 31st marked the 10 year anniversary of this reality show, and it made me a little nostalgic. So what did I do? Had a marathon for the 1st season. And it was awesome. I’ve already said that I’m a huge Lauren Conrad fan, but it was fun going back and watching her again. She was smart for a 19 year old!

Grey’s Anatomy- While I haven’t watched Grey’s Anatomy on TV every season, I had binge watched and seen every episode. I lost track the episode after the mid season finale this year, and caught up in a week. I watched the last few episodes of the season on TV. Even though this show has been on for 12 years, I still really enjoy it! I’m happy to be caught up for next season.

The Bachelorette- It’s that time of year again! I mentioned in my 30 things you might now know about me post how this franchise is my guilty pleasure, but I’m happy the new season has started! I really like Jojo on the last season of The Bachelor, and I hope she finds someone this season. My personal pick is Luke, so we will see how that pans out!

Gilmore Girls- I have been watching this since before February, and am sadly on the last season :(. I’m looking for suggestion for what I should watch next, so if you have any recommendations let me know in the comments! P.S. who is excited for Gilmore Girls to come back?! I know I am!

Toronto Blue Jays- I’m from just outside of Toronto, so the Blue Jays are my home team! Because summer is almost here and the TV pickings aren’t as great, I’m really enjoying watching baseball a few nights a week! I’m finding out just how much I like baseball, and I’m excited to be heading to a few more games this summer. Go Jays go!

Beauty

Loreal Paris Foundation- I recently tried this foundation, and am really liking it! I may need to go a little bit darker as my face tans, but I find this foundation applied really easily with my beauty blender. It’s not too thick so I barely feel like I’m wearing anything!

Clothing

Old Navy Pajama Shorts– I love these pajama pants and shorts! Again now that it is getting warmer, I’ve started wearing these shorts to bed. They are so light and comfortable, and the prints are adorable! I generally buy a few pairs when Old Navy has a good sale (which is most of the time).

Miscellaneous

Strawberries- This one is simple, and so delicious! I’ve been enjoying sliced strawberries in my lunch lately, and they are so good! If I’m feeling like a treat I’ll whip up some crepes with Strawberries and Nutella 🙂

Ice Cream Sandwiches– These cookie ice cream sandwiches are amazing. So much better than the chocolate cookie kind that stick to your fingers! The cookies are soft too, which make them easier to recommend. A perfect treat during the warmer months!

iPhone 6s & Phone Case– In May I got a new phone! I used to have the iPhone 5s but I’m loving the size of my new one! I tend t watch a lot of YouTube on my phone so the screen size makes that a little easier! I am also really loving the phone case I picked out. It’s by Sonix, and I picked it up at Chapters. The pineapples are perfect for summer, and I love how durable it is!

The Tim Tracker– Lastly I thought I would start sharing some of the YouTubers I’ve been enjoying lately! I’d seen a couple of Tim’s videos a while ago, but really got into his channel this month. He and his wife live in Orlando so they go to Disney a lot which I enjoy watching. They also went to Disneyland a few months ago so I watched all of those videos. I’ve never been to Disneyland and I know it will be a while before I get there, but I don’t want to give too much away before I get there in person so I don’t watch too many videos on it. I definitely recommend checking out Tim’s channel, and also his wife’s! Tim also has an awesome moustache. 🙂

 

To hear a little more about my favourites this month take a look at the video below:

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What have you been enjoying in the last month? Let me know in the comments!

As always, thank you for reading!

Kelsey
May 25, 2016

May Planner Addict Box

Hi friends! I have an unboxing for you today, my May Planner Addict Box! This box includes goodies to use with My Erin Condren Life Planner, (you can see how much I love it here). The box was $39.98 this month (it changes sightly with the exchange rate). To check out the links, just hover over the shop names! Take a look at my unboxing video below:

 

 

What’s Included:

A pen from the people at The Planner Addict Box! It’s nice to get a new pen each month, and they are always so pretty! They also provided the floral sticky notes and the adorable Washi Tape! The Washi Tape  goes so well with the monthly colour of my planner, so it’s perfect to use.

The Flower Paper clip is from Angel Shoppe, and is so cute I just have to use it! I’ve been using the ruler that clips into the planner, but it’s getting a little worn after almost a year so I’ve switched to this beauty. It’s perfect for the May colours!

The sweet treat this month was a giant Sour Patch kid! I always love sour candies, so I was happy to see this! I actually gave it to Ethan for him to enjoy 🙂

The adorable paper flags are from Pineapple Paperie! The one set has more of a floral design, and the other set that looks like paint strokes in greens, pink, and red. I think I will use these vertically when I run out of stickers, and they fit the theme as well.

I think this notebook might be my favourite thing from this month’s box! It’s from Ashley Shelley, and I can’t wait to use it! I’m thinking of using it for an on-the-go task list. What do you think?

Stickers!

The first page is from Inspire Ever After, and I love the colour combos they used! I’m in the process of  figuring out how I can use the half boxes, and using the stickers more in general. Let me know if you would like to see how I’m currently using my planner, as it always changing!

The other sticker page is from Hurry Up & Plan and they make the organizer in me happy! So many lists and spots for everything I want to get done! The colours are beautiful as well I’m a serious sticker lover if you can’t tell.

Final Thoughts

I do really like that the items that are included in the box are generally the colour scheme I’m using in my planner, but I find that when I get it in the month and the cost makes me question the value of this box. As an update, I have cancelled this subscription, but I believe I will still get the June box. I have subscribed to a different monthly package that I will show all of you!

Do you have any monthly subscriptions? Let me know in the comments!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey