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My Petal Club

A new box!  And a PERIOD subscription box at that!  I love finding new boxes to try out, especially when they are this affordable!  This box is normally $6.99 per month, but if you use the discount code "SUMMER" on mypetalclub.com, this box will be only $3.50!  And let's be honest, one box of pads/tampons is usually more expensive than that, so why not give it a try??

So this box primarily consists of just the period products with very few extras.  This isn't one of the present, feel-good kind of boxes, it just provides you with the necessary products to get through the month, at an affordable price.
Step One The first thing you do on their website is choose the combination of products you will need.  Be warned, you aren't given as much of a selection if you order through Cratejoy like I did.  It worked totally fine and I still got the products I needed, but I like choice!  So I suggest going straight through their website.  You are going to get 30 products total…

Glossybox: August (A Cautionary Tale)

So let's talk about Glossybox...  Originally I subscribed when they had a special, three months for $30.  I thought it would be a cheaper way to try something new and see how I liked it, and maybe spice up my content.  I was sadly disappointed.  I wouldn't reccomend Glossybox to anybody.  My subscription was supposed to start in July, but that box never came.  I contacted them about it, and it took a month to get a reply simply saying they would look into it and get back to me the next day.  I waited another week before emailing them again, and at this point I was very upset.  After demanding a reply, explanation, and my box which I had paid for, lo and behold I finally received a tracking number, as well as 100 very useless "Glossydots."   I began to understand that this is not an individual problem and there were many people who didn't receive their boxes and were not getting a reply from their customer service department.  Yet they didn't seem to care. Af…

Nadine West: Fourth Shipment

So this wasn't the most successful shipment ever, but I still got one nice piece out of it!  And they left me a sweet surprise which I'll tell you about at the end, so I wasn't upset at all!
This is actually two items from my shipment!  This outfit contains both the shirt and leggings from this month, and they kind of go together!  
Though I really liked the pattern of the leggings, they are much more like tights.  They were totally see through, which made me pretty sad.  If they were marketed as tights then I wouldn't be too disappointed, but these were called Leggings.  They retailed for $14.49, and I didn't keep them.
The shirt fit very well and was extremely comfy.  I have been looking for a shirt this color, so I was pretty excited to see it in my bag, even though it is pretty basic.  This shirt also retailed for $14.49, and I did elect to keep it!
These are the "Beauty Within" earrings, and I'm actually pretty sure I received the matching neckl…

Second Year Empties: Skincare, Makeup, and Body Products

I know I'm posting on a weird day, but it was a busy weekend and I didn't want to get off of my posting schedule again!  I have too much good content to deliver in the next few weeks to put it off again!
Deodorant and Perfume
You gotta have things to make you smell good!
First on the left is the Tom's Naturally Dry deodorant.  I received this in my Amazon sample box, and it was interesting.  It smelled very strongly of baby powder, which wasn't bad, but then later I smelled like sweat and baby powder...  It didn't stop or cover the sweat, just mixed with it.  But I guess that is a result of it being a natural product?
Second is the Suave 24 Hour Protection deodorant in Wild Cherry Blossom.  This is like my go to deodorant in whatever scent, it doesn't even matter.  Apparently I'm a fan of the chemicalized deodorants and I am not ashamed!
The first perfume coming from the left is the Warm Vanilla Sugar scent from Bath and Body Works.  This has been my everyd…

Second Year Empties: Hair

Shampoo and Conditioner
These are the Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner.  I bought this set, along with the mousse and dry shampoo in the same line to start me out last year.  I liked them decently, but they weren't my favorite.  They had an odd smell and were a bit drying.  They weren't the worst, but I wouldn't repurchase.
These are the rest of the conditioners I finished this year!  I use a lot of conditioner...
This is Aussie Mega Moist conditioner, and this is the type of conditioner I need!  It was thick and very moisturizing, and exactly what my long hair needs when it is being dried out by "city water," since I am used to mountain water with no chemicals.  I would repurchase this.
In this middle is the Bath and Body Works Volumizing Conditioner in the scent Warm Vanilla Sugar.  I have had this so long that I'm not even sure Bath and Body Works sells shampoo and conditioner anymore!  I'm not that disappointed though, because …

Ipsy: July

Guys, this is probably the nicest Ipsy bag I have ever gotten!  All of the products that were in here were so fun and impressive!  I've used them all since receiving this bag and it has been wonderful!
But first... Let's talk about this bag.  I don't get it!  But apparently this character is very popular with those who know who he is.
I've gotta give it to them though, the back was really funny.
This is the Pacifica Island Life palette and it is soooo pretty!  The eyeshadows are crazy pigmented and very creamy feeling.  You are able to get a full look out of these five eyeshadows, which I think is the epitome of a perfect patette.  This is honestly probably one of my favorite items I've gotten in an Ipsy bag! Such a nice brand!
This is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer.
I love the brand Tarte, and this was such a fun addition since I don't usually buy or play around with more than my everyday bronzer.  It is a bit sparkly for my usual taste, but it w…