FabFitFun Summer Box Review + $10 Coupon

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Tomorrow is the official kickoff of summer, so what better day to share with you the contents of the FabFitFun Summer Box!? FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box and each season, four times a year, they send you a box full of a variety products in categories like beauty, fashion, and fitness, that total more than $200. These boxes are a fun way to pamper yourself a few times each year, learn about new products or give someone else an awesome gift. I am continually impressed when I open up these boxes, so I’m excited to share with you what lied inside the FabFitFun summer box. Keep scrolling for all the details and $10 off your first box!

 

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FabFitFun Summer Box Contents

I put an asterisk by the summer box contents I received. The first three items listed are ones that were included in all FabFitFun Summer boxes.

 

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#1 – *FOREO LUNA! fofo ($89)

This new facial cleansing brush from FOREO made its debut in FabFitFun’s summer box. It is powered by Bluetooth technology and advanced skin sensors to create a totally personalized profile, which is sent straight to the newly launched FOREO LUNA app. I am impressed with this device so far, but will be sharing a more detailed review to see how this compares to my current cleansing device.

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#2 – *Pier 1 Imports Marble Ring Dish ($14.99)

I am loving marble home decor lately and this ring dish is so pretty. It is about four inches wide, and I think it could also work as a nice soap dish!

 

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#3 – *COOLA Face Sport SPF White Tea Moisturizer ($32)

This SPF 50 and water resistant sunscreen is perfect for your face during the summer. The scent is fabulous and it absorbs into your skin without leaving a greasy feeling.

 

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#4 – All members choose between: *Summer & Rose Beach Towel ($55)

These towels are super soft and the microfiber fabric means sand won’t stick to them. Members get to pick between a pineapple print and palm print.

OR Yumi Kim Make Up Train Case ($58)

This travel case features several compartments to store your beauty essentials. I love cases like this for traveling. Members get to pick a navy or floral print

 

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#5 – All members choose between: *ERTH TU Y YO Ring ($55)

I’ve always thought pearls make for a classy statement no matter what. This ring’s design has a modern touch with the gold band and I’m excited to wear it this summer!

Aromatherapy Associates De Stress Muscle Gel ($39)

This body gel uses Rosemary, Black Pepper, Lavender and Ginger essential oils to relieve your achey muscles. Sounds perfect for some post-workout pampering!

OR Jaboneria Marianella Hawiian Black Lava Body Caviar ($48)

This body caviar is like an ultra luxurious salt body scrub and it claims to deliver a new level of moisture and softness. I’m intruiged!

 

 

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#6 – Annual members get to choose between: Tarte Tartiest Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette ($45)

This palette includes four highlighting powders and two matte contouring shades. There are also mirrors inside the two flaps and it is a compact size that is perfect for traveling.

OR *Tarte Tartiest Pro To Go Palette ($23) & Sex Kitten Liquid Liner ($20)

Tarte’s eyeshadow palette features matte, metallic and shimmer shades. The pigment is impressive and it is great as a neutral-with-a-twist palette! The liquid eyeliner is jet black, goes on smooth and lasts all day.

 

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#7 – Annual members get to choose between: Orlando Pita Play Atmos Shield Hair Protectant Treatment Spray ($34)

This spray protects your hair from damage caused by the sun, while also reducing hair frizz, sealing split ends, protects color, increases shine and more. Sounds like magic to me!

OR *Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel ($45)

I love a good exfoliator and this one uses Papaya enzymes and pineapple extract. It smells amazing and leaves my skin so soft. It is gentle too, so I’d recommend it if you have sensitive skin.

 

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#8 – Annual members get to choose between: *Maji Sports Loop Resistance Band ($15)

I use these all the time at the gym, but have never invested in my own. It will be a great way to spice up my home workouts and keep my muscles toned!

Minor History Post Script Wallet ($20)

This vegan leather card holder is super cute! I use a similar one to keep gift cards and receipts organized.

OR Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator ($29)

This face exfoliator promises to give you brighter, smoothing and glowing skin after one use.

 

The Scoop on FabFitFun

Overall, I loved the summer box! The total value for my box is $348.99 based on the items I selected. The Vasanti and Elemis products seem super similar to me, but other than those items there is some great variety. The FOREO LUNA fofo might be my favorite product. I am really excited to try it out with the app and get customized skin care tips.

Annual subscribers get the perk of picking out all the contents of their FabFitFun box. To become an annual subscriber you pay $179.99 for the year, which equates to $45 for each box instead of the standard $49.99 per box. In addition to the box and all its contents, subscribers get access to beauty tips, workout videos and coupon codes for the box’s featured brands.

Click here to get $10 OFF your first FabFitFun box!

 

There’s some more good news for you all. If you missed the summer box, you can currently get the editor’s edition of this box and a special Pinterest FabFitFun box!

What do you think of this year’s FabFitFun summer box? 

Did you receive the FabFitFun summer box? If so, I’d love to hear what you though. If not, is there a product in this box that you have tried or are tempted to try? I’d love to hear your thoughts on subscription boxes like this one. Are there any similar subscription box programs that you recommend. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Nailing a Gel Manicure at Home with Pink Gellac

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Hello friends! I have shared my love for a good manicure many times, so I am super excited to share a line of gel manicure products with you all today. These products are from the European company Pink Gellac, and they have all the tools and nail polishes you need to get a gel manicure at home. Let’s dive in!

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I tried out Pink Gellac’s starter kit, which retails for $99 and is currently on sale for $50. The kit, pictured above, includes:

  • 1 Pink Gellac LED Lamp
  • 1 Primer 
  • 1 Nail Polish in the color Dynamic Pink
  • 1 Pink Gellac Base2
  • 1 Pink Gellac Ultra Shine 15ml
  • 4 Online courses
  • 1 Nail file 240-180 grid 
  • 1 Orange Woodsticks 
  • 10 Cleaner pockets
  • 10 Remover pockets

Nailing a Gel Manicure at Home

With the Pink Gellac starter kit, I found the process quite easy from beginning to end. First, I started with the remover pockets to see how they would work on removing the gel polish I got at a salon. I have tried removing gel polish with other products at home, and was skeptical about these pockets. Am I the only one who has majorly struggled to get a gel manicure off at home!? Well, these remover pockets worked like magic. I inserted them and wrapped them around my fingers, waited 10 minutes and all the polish just slid right off.

With my old gel polish off, I trimmed my nails and got my cuticles in order. Then, I used the cleaner pockets to wipe off my nails and create a nice, clean slate for new gel polish. With Pink Gellac, the application was super easy for the primer, base, color and shine. The brush is sturdy and has a nice curved edge, so it forms to your nails and applys the polish really well.

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The Pros

Simply put, Pink Gellac’s polish colors are great quality — they are not opaque and after just one coat it looked amazing. There is also a large range of colors, many of which are sold on Amazon, if you aren’t ready to try the whole starter kit. In comparison to other gel manicures (at home and at salons), Pink Gellac’s polish stays on quite well. I am quite hard on my nails, but one week into my gel manicure and there are just two little knicks near the tips of my nails.

The other great thing about Pink Gellac are the remover pockets! Damage from removing gel manicures can make your nails really weak. These pockets seriously work like magic though! Lastly, there is one general positive to doing gel manicures at home — the cost savings. In the D.C. area gel manicures can easily cost $45 (without tip). So, investing in something like Pink Gellac, can literally pay for itself with a couple uses.

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The Cons

The only negative I found for the Pink Gellac starter kit was the size of the LED lamp. I had to be pretty careful not to hit the sides of the lamp, so a slightly larger lamp would be nice. Aside from that, I do not see any cons with the Pink Gellac products. That said, nailing a gel manicure at home may prove challenging or frustrating for some.

If doing your own gel manicure is new to you or seems scary, Pink Gellac has online courses that come with the starter kit to help you out. You can also take a look at my tips for nailing a manicure at home, which are good for traditional nail polish or gel nail polish. I also have a little advice: have fun practicing and know that it is ok to mess up. It is just nail polish and the worst case scenario is you have to take your polish off and start over.

What do you think?

Do you give yourself manicures at home? Have you tried a gel manicure at home recently? I have always found doing my nails to be a relaxing activity at the end of a long day, and it feels good to do a little something for myself. Is that just me? How does an at home manicure make you feel?

I would love to hear from you! And many thanks to Pink Gellac for sending me the starter kit to try out.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Professional Teeth Whitening at Home & Giveaway!

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Hi friends! Will and I are less than six weeks until our wedding day and we are rapidly trying to get all the details together. Like most brides out there, I want to look my best (especially when it comes to the photos we will hold on to forever), but I also don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on beauty regimens! Having a bright white smile was one of those things I planned on handling with drugstore whitening strips or mouthwash, as I have done in the past. Then, Smile Brilliant reached out to me to try their at home, professional teeth whitening kit and share with you all a special giveaway!

While, I was skeptical at first, I must say my results impressed me! Smile Brilliant makes custom-fit trays for your teeth and uses a method that is the same provided by dentists, but at a lower price!  Now let’s get into the details.

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Just chillin’ with a good book while I whiten my teeth!

How it Works: Custom-Fit Trays

Starting at $139 per kit, Smile Brilliant offers several types of whitening kits for sensitive, non-sensitive teeth and various levels of stains. Once your Smile Brilliant kit has been ordered, the first step in this professional teeth whitening process is to create your custom trays. Smile Brilliant sends you a kit to make your whitening trays. The kit includes impression trays for your upper and lower teeth and two pastes – a catalyst and base paste.

The instructions will walk you through everything, but it is important to read them before beginning the time-sensitive process. You mix the pastes together for about a minute, until the colors are completely blended. Then, quickly press the paste into the impression tray so that it is evenly distributed. TIP: let your phone timer run so you can see how much time is passing and stick to the instructions.

Once the paste is completely in your tray, you press the tray into your upper teeth and hold it there to make a mold for two minutes. When the time is up, you repeat this process for your lower teeth. The finished impressions will feel hard and a little spongey. Thankfully, Smile Brilliant provides a third set of pastes in case you mess up on your first try. I let mine sit overnight to harden and dropped them in the mail the next day with the signed consent card.

Professional Teeth Whitening at Home

It takes a few business days for the trays to arrive at the processing center. Then, it takes about five days for your trays to be created and shipped back to you. When your whitening trays arrive, you are ready to start the professional teeth whitening process, from the comfort of your home! Before you begin whitening it is important to read through Smile Brilliant‘s enclosed tips and information and brush your teeth.

It is hard to say exactly how much gel you should use, because it depends on how big or small your mouth and teeth are. Typically though, one syringe is good for three treatments. Make sure the gel is evenly distributed throughout the tray.  The whitening trays can be left in for 45 minutes to 3 hours, depending on how sensitive your teeth are. I started off with 1 hour and slowly worked up to 2.5 hours.

Once you are done whitening, wash out your tray and apply the desensitizing gel in a similar fashion as the whitening gel. You can leave the desensitizing gel on for 15-20 minutes. The treatments can be done as often as 2 times a day or as little as once a week. Since some people are sensitive to the gel, my advice is to take it slow at first and build up the time allotments from there.

Positives & Negatives

One downside of Smile Brilliant is that it takes time to get your custom whitening trays made. So, you have to plan ahead if you want to use this system to have an extra white smile for an upcoming event. Because the system is created for deep whitening, it can come some sensitivity. However, Smile Brilliant does have a gel to prevent sensitivity. I used it because I have noticed sensitivity after using some teeth whitening products. If sensitivity is a concern of yours, I would definitely use the gel. My teeth feel perfectly fine after using Smile Brilliant.

Another negative is that Smile Brilliant is more expensive than alternative teeth whitening products and systems. Side note: It is still much cheaper than professional teeth whitening services you can get at your dentist, which ranges $600-$750. However, the cost of Smile Brilliant can add up to the price of using some whitening products over and over for a couple of years. For me this positive outweighs the extra cost. It is a one and done kind of product, so there is not a lot of upkeep.

The best thing about Smile Brilliant is the results are not just noticeable but permanent! Some teeth whitening products or systems just get rid of surface stains, but Smile Brilliant provides a deep stain removal. My personal favorite thing about Smile Brilliant is you can set it in place and get on with your day! I wore my whitening trays, while doing laundry, blogging, reading books and going to the grocery store.

The Results!

Since I use whitening mouthwash pretty regularly and have used a ton of other teeth whitening products, I was skeptical how well Smile Brilliant would work. Thankfully, the whitening system worked really well! After 11 treatments, the yellow tint that was starting to become more apparent in my teeth disappeared. Check out the photos below!

~ Smile Brilliant Giveaway ~

It is time for the best news of all. You guys can enter my giveaway to win a $145 credit for your own Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit! The giveaway will be open until March 29th, and you can click the link below to enter. You guys can also use my coupon code “scsscoop15” for 15% off any Smile Brilliant purchase! 

>>> Enter the Smile Brilliant Giveaway now! <<<

Now, let’s chat in the comments! Have you tried teeth whitening products or Smile Brilliant?  I would love to know if you have tried a professional teeth whitening system at home. What do you hate or love about any specific teeth whitening products? Share your thoughts and tips for us all.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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