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Sparkle or Dull: December’s Winter Box

Isn’t it crazy how fast this year has gone???? I can’t believe 2017 is almost over!!!!!! I’m ending the year with a bang….and when i say bang, I mean PNEUMONIA. Yeah, I’m pretty pleased about that…not! On a positive note, being stuck in my house doing quiet activities will allow me to get all caught up on administrative things, and I am pretty excited about that.

Last week, back when I was feeling normal, I was excited to open the door to see my winter Fit Fab Fun  box had arrived! The problem with having a mom, aunt, and cousin who all get one means that you get to see the fabulosity in their shipment if theirs arrive before yours does….and that was the case this time. Everyone had received theirs, and I was jealous!

Let me share with you what was in my winter box!

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Pointe Studio Aloe Infused Socks : Now I’m not a huge sock person….for some reason I really like to be barefoot, but when I wear them I love the super fluffy cozy kind, and these ones are top notch! The aloe infusion is supposed to soothe your feet post workout or when you are just relaxing….and since I’m sick I figured it was the perfect time to try them out. Oh…..my…..goodness. These socks are the absolute best. I don’t know if it’s their fuzziness or the aloe, but I felt really comfortable in them. Definitely encourage you to purchase them to see for yourself!

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Love these socks!

BB Dakota Poncho: I’m a huge poncho fan because they make me feel very Olivia Pope-ish, and this one is super soft and a great quality. I got the charcoal color (good job, Fit Fab Fun) and layered it with a long sleeve black vneck and leggings for a casual look last week while I was grocery shopping. If you follow me on Instagram (@sparklefitnessbabe), you saw it on my IG stories! This item is $70 by itself, so if you are looking for value in the box, this item alone is worth it.

Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow Pro Palette: You guys know me and makeup….I’m always up for trying new brands and products, and the Doucce brand was one I had never heard of. The palette is made up of 8 eyeshadows and a highlighter (I received the smokey palette), and I have to say….they are a great quality! I used them for a simple casual look and was impressed at the quality pigmentation as well as how silky smooth they went on. Let’s talk price though…..I know I like high quality makeup, but I don’t think this is a product I would spend the money on by choice. Many of my favorite eyeshadow palettes are (in my mind) better quality than this palette and exponentially cheaper.

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Homemade by Ayesha Curry Mug: Ok, I’m not a fan of Ayesha Curry whatsoever…..but I did enjoy this mug…..and I was pleased with the one I received. There were a choice of three…one that said “I love you a latte’, one that said “I’d rather be in bed”, and then the one I received that says “Coming in Hot.” Naturally I gravitate toward black and white, so I was happy to open the mug box and see the “Coming in Hot” mug staring at me. It is a very sturdy mug and one I have already used multiple times.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment : I was SUPER pumped to try out something from Kate’s line. I have been curious about it for quite some time, but as some of you may know, I have a pretty solid relationship with the entire Glam Glow skin care line. Many of the Kate Somerville products have a higher price tag involved, so I wasn’t too excited about spending that much on a product that I didn’t even know if it was worth it…especially since my Glam Glow isn’t the cheapest out there. That’s why I like these boxes…I’ve gotten to try some of these brands to see if they are worth it or not. This one? Worth it! This exfoliating treatment smelled great, and I loved how it made my face and skin feel.  The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was the tingling sensation I had while it was on my face….it felt a little strange, but I did get used to it after a little while. My Glam Glow is still my number #1, but if I ever parted way with that line, I definitely would be looking into Kate Somerville’s line.

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray: ONE OF MY FAVORITE THING IN THIS BOX! I am all about creating a wonderful sleeping environment and for some reason, I never tried a pillow spray. This spray, which was the wellness choice item in the box, is made up of chamomile, lavender, and vetivert, a blend that helps you sleep better and reduce anxiety. I started using it immediately and loved how I felt when falling asleep/waking up. I know it sounds silly, but I can tell a difference. Pair this with some oils in the diffuser and you are good to go. GET THIS! I’m serious!

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Nelson J Beverly Hills Moisture Healing Hair Mask: This was the beauty choice item (each box gets one wellness and one beauty item chosen for them). I tend to get a lot of hair oriented products, so I wasn’t surprised by the fact that my item was this hair mask. I am all about hair products with argan oil AND that smell like coconut (I typically use Hask products), so I was excited to see this product had both. I did enjoy using this product and felt like my hair had a nice silky feel to it after it was style.

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream : This is a MUST if you live in Ohio! I don’t know about you, but my hands in the winter here are a complete mess. I’m talking knuckles that feel like elephant knees. I have a difficult time finding lotions I like that don’t leave my hands greasy or oily that actually get the job done. This hand cream is made up of Dead Sea minerals, witch hazel, and allantonin and really moisturizes your hand quickly. It’s been in my purse ever since I tried it!

As always I enjoyed the items in this box, but after some discussion, my mom and I decided we are going to take a little break from them for awhile. There are a lot of other boxes out there that we are interested in trying, so we decided we would do that. Be on the lookout to see what we try!

 

 

 

 

 

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September: Sparkle or Dull????

I need smacked.

I was sitting here this morning going through some blog emails and realized I had completely forgot to post my Sparkle or Dull for September, which was a review of my Fit Fab Fun box! I had done this with my last box and had many of you ask me to continue to review the products in each box I get. My Fall box arrived when I returned from Myrtle Beach and I had intended to get the review up the beginning of October as I usually do with my S or D blogs.

But….life happened, as always. Those of you who follow me on social media know that my grandmother Bubu, passed away earlier in the month, and I was a little bit of a mess for awhile. My family has had a rough few years. First we lost my dad, then my paternal grandmother, and now my maternal grandmother, and all of those losses happened in the Fall months. This time of year isn’t my favorite anymore, and sometimes I tend to become a little distant.

Regardless, I totally spaced on this blog. Good news for my beauty buffs: you’ll get this late blog, then a new one for the month of October in about a week or so!

So let’s talk about my Fall Fit Fab Fun box!!!!!!!!!

This is my second time receiving this quarterly subscription box, which is full of goodies tailored to your likes. If you want to read my review of my first box, click HERE.

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Here’s a breakdown of everything that came in my box! I will include the link so you can check the items out for yourself or purchase if you would like!

Coxet Wire Heart Ceramic Jewelry Holder : I loved this minimalistic holder….it almost looked like a little piece of art! Initially I wasn’t sure if I was going to use it for jewelry and thought about using it on my desk, but eventually I realized I liked it better holding my daily essentials. This retails for $33 and would be great for the jewelry lovers in your life!

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Deco Miami Lavender Cuticle Oil : I was excited to get this item because lately I have been crazy busy and have been skipping my nail appointments, and these cuticles have suffered for it. They are a hot ass mess! I loved the smell of this and really liked how my cuticles felt after. It’s definitely one of my favorite items in this box!

Trestique Matte Color and Shiny Balm Lip Crayon : We all know how I feel about a quality lip color! I knew Trestique was a brand carried by Sephora, but I had never tried it, and the color sent, Florence Fig, was gorgeous. I was pumped to try it! One end is a lip crayon, and the other is a BB lip balm to help with extra shine. I also read the balm could be used as a primer! Overall, I loved this product. The color was light, rich in pigment, and stayed on. It didn’t claim to be a long lasting lip product, but it was, and I loved it. If you are interested in this product, it does come in other colors!

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Mytagalongs Hot and Cold Gel Pack : Guys!!!! This freaking hot and cold pack is THE BEST! As an athlete and as someone getting a little older, sometimes I need to ice or apply heat if a muscle is a little wonky after a strenuous workout or class. The problem with a lot of ice packs is that they cannot double as a heat source, and ice packs I have used tend to get hard and rigid, as ice does when it sits in the freezer for a bit. This gel pack though….it is great because it doesn’t become rigid and can truly help. Since it can form to your body, it can provide more relief, and after heating it up for a few in the microwave it provides the heat you may need, too. At only $15, this is a great purchase for anyone.

B-Low the Belt Mia Belt : Each box there is something that is called a “fashion boost”, meaning you get one of two fashion items. This month you received either a cable knit beanie or this Mia belt, which is what I received. I received the black belt with a silver buckle, but it is also available in tan with gold. I don’t wear belts often, but I really liked this one. It was simple, yet modern, and I liked that I could wear it numerous ways. It retails for $55 (more than the actual cost of the box), and I couldn’t say I’d pay that for it outright, only because I’m not a belt person. For someone who dresses up for work or dresses up a lot, this would be a good purchase.

Private Party Gym Bag : I was over the moon stoked when I found out that a gym bag was   included in the box. Hellloooooooooo I work in the health and fitness industry! Of course I need a gym bag! There were three options for bags, and I was hoping I got the Gym and Juice bag…..and I did!!!!! It is such a great bag, and I use it every day when I go to the kickboxing studio. My mom got the one that says “Will workout for cupcakes.” They are a heavier jean material and great size to tote your gym gear! My favorite item in the box by far!

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Whish Beauty Renewing Mud Mask : I’m a diehard fan of Glamglow line and have been using it on my skin for quite some time, so it’s going to take something crazy amazing for me to replace their mud mask with something new. Yet, I am always open minded to try new products just in case. This product ended up being surprisingly good. Did I like it better than my Glamglow? No….but only because the smell of Glamglow beat it out. Otherwise it was very similar; it left my skin nice and smooth and did not feel harsh at all. It was a great exfoliator, so I will definitely use it again. Definitely worth a try, and definitely a quality product!

Dphue Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse : Just like there is a fashion boost choice in every box, there is also a beauty innovation boost. This box included a coconut teeth whitening powder/toothbrush combo or this apple cider rinse. I really wish I had gotten the toothbrush after trying this product….I’m kind of particular about what I use on my hair, and I love new teeth products. I did try the product a few times, but I was not pleased. I’m not a fan of the smell, plus I hated that this product did not lather up. My mom, however, tried it and liked it, so you may like it….I just didn’t.

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Mer-Sea & Co Scarf: This scarf is the coziest thing I have ever touched! I got the one in blush (perfect since I love pink!) and love the ombre look of it. I’ve been using it as a little throw when I’m in my office working, but now that the temps are dropping outside, I will be using it as a scarf! It’s a great size, so it can easily be used as both….and it retails for $98, which means I got it one hell of a deal!

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Once again, this box surpassed my expectations. I would’ve been happy with just one of the items. Aside from the Apple Cider stuff, I will be using everything in the box. Already looking forward to the next one!

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