February POPSugar Must Have Box Is Full Of Love

I have been enjoying POPSugar Must Have Boxes again. A company that I had been going back and forth in figuring out if I want to resubscribe again… So at the beginning of the year, I did it! I received January’s box and it was pretty cute – which I failed to do a review on. I received my February box earlier this month, but failed to review it immediately. So here’s my quick and dirty review during the month of LOVE:


First up is BaubleBar Mini Arrow Pendant Necklace – Retail: $32

This is a super dainty Cupid’s arrow necklace is very adorable! I really like this and intend to wear it often.


Chuao Chocalatier Ravishing Rocky Road Bar – Retail: $6

I love Rocky Road. I love chocolate AND marshmallows – This was gone and in my stomach in 5 seconds. It was so delicious!


ACME Party Box Company Bamboo Heart Cutting Board & Cheese Knife – Retail: $32

FREAKING ADORABLE! I love this heart-shaped board AND I love cheese. This is such an awesome and stylish set. I needed a cheese knife anyways, so this was a total PLUS!


Figs & Rouge 100% Natural Balm – Retail: $8

I have been using this balm day and night! I use this before I go to bed and I use it again in the morning before I start applying my face. It’s very hydrating and I like that they use all natural ingredients.


U.S. Apthecary Rose Water Bubble Bath – Retail: $30

The design is pretty awesome and who can’t appreciate that it’s in a glass bottle? Unfortunately, I have no time for baths. I want to, someday, have enough time to just relax in a tub full of bubbles, but that isn’t going to happen with a 3 year old. I ended up gifting this to one of my good friends.


Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Retail: $26 AND Sally Beauty FingerPaints Nail Color – Retail: $5.50

I haven’t had the chance to use either items, but I’m excited about both! The nail polish was a “Special Extra” – whatever that means. A bonus item?

Monthly Box subscription is $39.95. Total value of the box: $139.50. Each POPSugar Must Have Box will normally contain over $100 worth of products! So it’s a pretty good deal.

Overall, I really liked this month’s box! I liked last month’s, too, so I’m going to continue my subscription until I hit a miss. Maybe. Or until I realize I have too much stuff in my house again. haha Here’s my referral link if you’re interested in subscribing!

Are you already subscribed to POPSugar? What are your thoughts so far?



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That D(ream) and Something Else

I’ve been a little quiet for almost a week here. Regretfully, I have been swamped at work + home. So I thought it would be fun to do a little “What I Want…” sort of post. What brought this on? Well, for starters, I can’t leave my blog unattended (reviews are coming!). I also saw that one of my Facebook friends had posted this lovely picture, so I shared it on instagram…

I need to make a fucking plan.

One of my freelance clients once said, “You need a vision board!” At first I was like.. “Come on. Seriously? Isn’t that a bit on the feminine side?” I say this, because he’s a super big muscular dude and used to work in construction. He also does a lot of house rehab now, which I assist in managing his website, data entry, graphic design, etc.

And I get it.. it helps to better visualize your goals – an encouragement, motivation, of sorts to help you move closer towards the end game. Basically, having a vision board helps you beg the question: How are you going to reach your goal? What are you going to do to obtain it? And yes, people’s goals change, too! Perhaps, because their tastes change or they realize that there’s a better goal to be had.

So I’m going to share with you what is on current my vision board –

3 bedroom – 3 bath Portland Condo ($1,759,000 … psssssssshhhh chump change – not)

Look at that view… I’ve always wanted to live in a condo near the downtown area. This one is especially nice, since it’s by the river with expansive windows. Just a bit pricey, so how am I to afford this without conning a billionaire or robbing a bank somewhere outside of the United States?

Porsche 911 Turbo S (Starting at $182,700 … vroooooom! I’m all sorts of ridiculousness.)

If you’re going to pick a dream car, you might as well pick one that’s ridiculous. Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. This is a weekend car, for sure. I would take this out on long drives just to have a little fun with it.

Okay… now something to offset that carbon footprint I made with the Porsche and a bit more family friendly, yet has a kick. I need Elon Musk’s D and his something else.

Telsa Moters Model S P85D (Starting at $104,500 – I know, am I insane? Read the caption.)

Portland has countless Tesla Motor owners, because we’re a bunch of tree loving environmentalist hipsters yipsters. I need to follow the herd, except I want this one. Who doesn’t want a car with an “Insane Mode” that takes you from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds?

By now you’re probably thinking – is there anything on your list that is realistic? Especially, on the lack of income that I make? No. lol

On my vision board, I also have a pair of Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ Pointy Toe Pumps. $595

Last, but not least – well, it’s the lowest priced item on this blog – La Mer “The Lifting and Firming Mask”. A whopping $230.

In the past I have wished for “things” and have made plans to acquire these “things”. I haven’t really done that in a while. I think it’ll help me stop spending on every little thing small purchase item that I want and don’t need, too. I actually have some serious goals that I am working on, which requires money. However, I’ll leave that for another post.

Have you ever tried to trick yourself into saving money? Are you on a budget?




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