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Good Being July Box Review

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Happy Monday everyone! I’ve got a subscription box review coming your way today thanks to Good Being!

@joingoodbeing is a healthy beauty & natural wellness monthly subscription box service. Their boxes are valued between $45 to $65 and you only pay $24.95 per month. You can choose either a Beauty or Lifestyle box.

What’s awesome about their boxes is that you get to choose 1-2 items per month and each box comes with 4-5 expertly curated personalized items.

When you first set up your account, you make your profile to let them know what your preferences are for products. That’s how they are able to personalize your box so well for you.

Included in my July box are:
🌱@laurenbbeauty Nail Couture Beverly Hills Restorative Cuticle Oil
🌱@nkdskn_tan Gradual Glow Daily Tan Moisturizer
🌱@deliaorganics Skin Detox Rehab Mask
🌱@giaminerals Setting Veil in Spice
🌱@BuddhaBowlFoods Himalayan Pink Organic Popcorn

I’m really excited about each of these products! Mainly because I know that their ingredients are good for me and all of these brands are new to me and I love being introduced to new brands and new products!

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So far my favorite beauty goody from this box is the @laurenbbeauty Reparative Cuticle Oil. The packaging is beautiful! I love the fact that it has an applicator tip so that you can apply the oil to your cuticle very precisely. And the oil smells very nice! It’s also made with amazing ingredients.

What stood out most to me about @joingoodbeing and made me want to try them out is the fact that they take the time to make sure that you’re getting healthy and quality products in each of your boxes.

If you’d like to try one of these amazing boxes yourself and/or check out @joingoodbeing some more, go to http://www.joingoodbeing.com

Which of these products would you be most interested in trying? I received these products free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

#joingoodbeing #goodbeing #shopandshout @ishopandshout

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Dashing Diva MagicPress Press-On Gel Nail Review

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Happy Saturday everyone! I wanted to hop on here and share an amazing product with you.

I’m loving my Dashing Diva MagicPress Press-On Gel Nails! Read on to see what I think of them. 💅

I received two Dashing Diva MagicPress Press-On Gel Nail designs and one Toe design.

First of all, the designs are super cute! And the set comes with a bunch of nails in different sizes which makes the process quite easy.
Also, they were really easy to apply! Here’s all you have to do:

Prep
💅 Clean your nails with polish remover
💅Wash your hands with soap
💅Push back your cuticles with the provided cuticle stick
💅Use the enclosed prep pad to thoroughly clean nails of any oil or residue
💅Make sure your nails are completely dry

Application
💅Select the correct size nail for each finger and set aside in order
💅Peel off clear backing film to expose adhesive
💅Align nail with cuticle, making sure to place the clear tab side at cuticle
💅Press down firmly starting in the middle, then press down on each side, left to right

PRO TIP: 💅Apply both thumbs last for best control during application.

And there you have it!

I thought that these nails were really easy to apply and they lined up well with my nail bed. I’ve tried other brands in the past that didn’t line up with my nail bed and looked weird and felt odd.
I myself enjoy having super short nails just because I feel that it’s easier for me to do things. But I do like having long nails aka press ons, for special occasions or when I want my nails to look super nice. So I do enjoy putting on nails every once in awhile.

Another great thing about these nails is the fact that you don’t have to spend a lot of money and make an appointment at a salon where they use a bunch of chemicals, etc. This takes hardly no time and you have gorgeous nails done right in your own home at your own convenience. I will definitely be checking out more of their nail designs!

Have you guys ever tried @dashingdiva_usa nails before?

I received these products free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

@dashingdiva_usa #SallyBeauty @glimmervip #dashingdiva #nailedit #nailsonfleek #nails #nailsofinstagram #nailswag #nailsaddict #manicure #DashingDiva #ad #FreeSample

Guaiboshi Laptop Sleeve Review

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I’d like to tell you about the Guaiboshi Laptop Sleeve.

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Firstly, I love this color! I’m really into gray lately. This sleeve comes in 4 different colors: felt mix gray, nylon gray  (the color I chose), PU black and PU blending.

Not only is this sleeve really stylish but it’s also easy to tote around anywhere, is really light and is made from a soft material.

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As you can see, the inside is constructed with sturdy material to keep my electronics safe while I’m carrying them from place to place.

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I use it for toting my tablet around because I love gaming and reading the occasional ebook.

If you’d like to check these out or purchase one for yourself, go here.

I received this product free from Tomoson for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

Until next time,

Rachael

This is Us; Music from the Series

Screenshot_20170914-115904Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great week. It’s almost Friday, yeay! Today I’m super excited to talk with you about music from the series This is Us! I’m a HUGE fan of the show and I can’t wait for the new season to start!

I had the opportunity to listen to songs from the Series from Season 1. This digital album will be released tomorrow; Friday September 15th and you can preorder it here.

There wasn’t one song that I didn’t like. I love that most of the music seems to be from the 70’s and I knew a good chunk of the songs. The music that was chosen for this album is so fitting for the series. It gets me sentimental just listening to the songs.

I’m also excited to share with you guys that the This Is Us Music – Facebook Listening Party is on the release date which is tomorrow; Sept. 15 at 10am PT/1pm ET. Tune in to listen to these great songs from the series!

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This Is Us (Music from the Series)  

  1.  Death With Dignity – Sufjan Stevens
  2.  You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
  3.  Willin’ – Mandy Moore – Listen on YouTube here
  4.  Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
  5.  Uptight (Everything’s Alright) – Stevie Wonder
  6.  The Calvary Cross – Richard Thompson & Linda Thompson
  7.  Watch Me – Labi Siffre
  8.  The Wind – Cat Stevens
  9.  Come Talk To Me – Goldspot
  10. Blues Run The Game – Jackson C. Frank
  11. If Only – Maria Taylor (featuring Conor Oberst)
  12. Northern Sky – Nick Drake
  13. If I Ever Was A Child – Wilco
  14. Because Of You – Gene Clark
  15. Evergreen Cassette (Tape Mix) – Goldspot
  16. Without You – Badfinger
  17. The World’s Smiling Now – Jim James
  18. Photograph – Ringo Starr
  19. We Can Always Come Back To This – Brian Tyree Henry
  20. This Is Us Score Suite – Siddhartha Khosla

This Is Us (Music from the Series), Featuring Top Songs from NBC Hit Show’s First Season.

Available September 15 from UMe. 

This Is Us Season 2 Premieres September 26 at 9pm on NBC.

The countdown is on for the music release tomorrow and start of Season 2 and I can’t wait!

Do you guys watch This is Us? I’d love to hear from you either way!

Until next time,

Rachael

#ThisIsUsMusic

Olay Ultra Moisture with Shea Butter Body Wash Review

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Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I wanted to hop on here real quick and give you a review of the Olay Ultra Moisture with Shea Butter Body Wash.

I received a sample of this body wash a while back and I really enjoyed using it! It has a nice scent that isn’t perfumey or strong. I mostly used it to shave my legs instead of using it as a body wash and it worked great! It also left my skin feeling soft and smelling good.

This blog post was written as an entry into a contest by Influenster.

Have you guys tried any of the Olay body washes? I’d love to hear what you think! Please feel free to comment below.

Until next time,

Rachael

 

 

 

 

Super Easy Curly Hair Hack

PhotoGrid_1498420140032.jpgHappy Sunday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far. I got some pool time in which was super fun and much needed in this 100°+ weather we’ve been having. I just wanted to pop in quickly today and show you my super easy curly hair hack.

I’m not sure if this will work for everyone. It might depend on your hair type but I have fine hair, just so you guys know.

So here’s all I did to get these voluminous curls. Yesterday afternoon right after getting out of the shower, I put my hair up in a bun using one of these cloth hair ties. I love these things! They don’t pull on your hair and they don’t break like some of the elastic ones do.

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Do any of you ladies already use this method? Or do you have any questions about it? Please feel free to comment below.

Until next time,

Rachael

RachP2003’s Fabulous Summer Beauty Instagram Giveaway!!!

Hello beauties! Please see below for the details and link for my latest Instagram giveaway!

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Here is the long awaited (since last summer) Fabulous Summer Beauty Giveaway!!! I want to thank all of my loyal and dear subscribers (new subscribers too of course) and what better way to do so than giving away some awesome eyeshadow palettes. You have a chance to win the @UrbanDecayCosmetics Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette and the @SmashboxCosmetics Full Exposure Eyeshadow Palette along with a sample of their 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer. Good luck!!! ♡♡♡ Here are the deets to enter: 1. Must be following me on Instagram @RachP2003 (Unfollowers will be blocked and banned from future giveaways) 2. You must repost this photo with #RachP2003FabulousSummerBeautyGiveaway ***BONUS ENTRIES*** Each additional repost on Instagram gives you an extra entry. There is no limit to how many times you can repost. I will be including some surprise goodies in the giveaway. Unfollowers will be disqualified from current and future promotions. NO GIVEAWAY ACCOUNTS. Contest ends July 9th, 2017 at 6:59pm PST. We ask that private accounts are made public during the giveaway in order to be entered. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored by Instagram, Inc, Urban Decay or Smashbox. By entering, entrants confirm that they are at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use. Void where prohibited. Winner is chosen using random.org. #urbandecay #urbandecaycosmetics #udcosmetics #smashbox #urbandecaynakedsmoky #nakedsmoky #nakedsmokypalette #smashboxfullexposure #fullexposurepalette #urbandecaynakedsmokypalette #smashboxfullexposurepalette #eyeshadow #makeup #palette #eyeshadowpalette #beauty #motd

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Until next time,

Rachael