Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June Target Mens' Box

Every month, Target puts out a Womens' beauty box, but for the first time they put out a mens' box! When I ordered the beauty box for myself, I picked up this one for my brother (it was only $5!). 

Since it was the first one, I just thought I would share what came in the mens' box in case anyone was interested.
Overall, my brother liked most of the products in the box. I think Target did a great job on their first mens' box! The value of the items was well worth over $5.00! I know that razor alone retails for over $5.00. 

Did anyone else order the mens' box? What did you think?

Monday, June 27, 2016

June Love With Food Box

Well, I decided to try the Love With Food box again. I canceled after the disappointing April box, but received a coupon code for half off if I wanted to try it again.

I figured for $5, it couldn't hurt and I'm actually glad I did! This box was excellent! 

When I cancelled, the company, of course, wanted feedback as to why, so I filled out their survey and, maybe it's just coincidence, but with this box it seemed like they listened to what I had to say.

All of the foods in this month's box were foods I liked, weren't too out there flavor-wise and were mostly items I've seen in local grocery stores. 
 Sinfully Thin Blue Corn Popcorn - This popcorn was pretty good. It was soft and not too tough like yellow corn popcorn can be. My mom makes homemade popcorn with white corn, and this tasted pretty similar to that. The popcorn wasn't greasy or too salty either which was nice.

Raw Rev Glo Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt Bar - I was expecting this to taste really good but it ended up tasting a little odd. Peanut butter is a pretty strong flavor and practically impossible to cover up, but in this bar you could barely taste the peanut butter! It is low in sugar (2g) and has 15g of protein. I did finish the bar, so it wasn't too bad, but I don't think I would go out and buy one.
Snack Factory Original Pretzel Crisps - These were actually really good! I always see them at the grocery store, but I've never actually bought them. They taste just like regular pretzels, just a little crunchier. Definitely very tasty! Great with dip or just by themselves!
Snapz Original Crunchy Premium Apple Crisps - These are okay.  I didn't think the flavor was all that great. I'm not really a fan of dried fruit in general anyways. I really like a crisp, juicy apple, so taking the juciness out is taking away the best part!

Biscottea Traditional Teatime Shortbread - I wasn't expecting to like this as I don't always like shortbread (they are usually too hard and don't have very much flavor) but this was actually pretty good! It wasn't as hard as I thought, still had a nice crunch but was light and buttery tasting. My opinions on shortbread has definitely changed!

Wild Garden Sundried Tomato Hummus Dip - I was quite skeptical about this hummus, I don't really like tomatoes, but this doesn't have a strong tomato flavor. It's not the best hummus, but not the worst I've ever had either. I put some on the pretzel crisps I received in this box, and it was good that way!
 You Love Fruit Leather - These had a really odd flavor. I like all of the fruits in this, but for some reason together it just didn't taste all that great.

Torie & Howard Fruit Chews - These are SO good! Fruity candy can sometimes taste overly sweet and fake tasting, but these fruit chews are extremely good! The flavor is excellent, definitely a natural fruit flavor, and they aren't too sticky. 
Have you tried any of these products? Are there any you would like to try?

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Five for Friday

Hello and welcome to my Five for Friday! I am linking up with Cup of Tea , Della Devoted , and Bright on a Budget!

1. First off, if you haven't seen THIS video from the Tonight Show, you are missing out. It's so funny! 

2. On Wednesday our small group went to a baseball game. We saw Boise's minor league team, the Hawks, play the team from Salem, OR. (I think their team was the volcanoes. Which is a weird name for a baseball team.) Anyways, the game was pretty boring. Boise lost, (honestly, I didn't care) Salem was a much better team and played a better game. 

It was really hot though, which wasn't fun. It was in the 90's and we were sitting right in the sun. Despite that, it was still nice to get out of the house and do something.
3. My mom has been doing some sewing lately and she sewed me this cute zippered bag! I like organization, so I really like having bags to store different things in. 
4. It's no secret that I love to bake, but bread has always been one thing I've never really tried. I really want to master a great loaf of bread. Earlier this week I decided to try making a loaf of rosemary bread, but it just didn't turn out quite like I had hoped. It was a good first attempt, but I wish I had listened to my own instinct instead of just following the recipe!

I didn't get a picture of it after I baked it, but this is what it looked like right before I put it in the oven.
5. In case you missed it, on Monday I shared our Father's day weekend recap and then on Wednesday I shared my June Target beauty box review!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June Target beauty box

CoTZ Face SPF 40 - I haven't tried this yet, I'm sure I will be needing it sometime soon though!

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm - This product wasn't too bad. I am kind of indifferent to the shade. It doesn't really look tinted or colored while on (at least on me.). It is moisturizing though, which is a definite plus!
L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Cream - This moisturizing cream has an okay scent. I didn't really notice any difference after a couple of uses, it's not something I would buy. I just prefer more natural skincare products.

Laneige Water Bank Serum - I haven't tried this either, I'm really just not into skin care products.
S.W. Basics Exfoliant - I didn't care for this exfoliator. It was hard to use. The powder is too fine so when you mix it with water it just dissolves and falls apart. It does smell nice, like apple oatmeal, but it just isn't a great product. 

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Duo - I'm not really a fan of either of these shades of eyeshadows. The one on the left was way too light and shimmery while the shade on the left was too orangey-red. They are super pigmented, which is nice, but the shades just aren't for me.
Yes To Cucumbers 10-count facial wipes - I didn't really care for the scent of these wipes, they have an odd, artificial cucumber scent, but not too strong or anything. They did work pretty well at removing makeup, instead of just smudging it around like other wipes can sometimes do. My eyes and the skin around my eyes burned after using them, not sure why or what is in them that would cause that, but it wasn't from rubbing or anything. These facial wipes also did not leave my skin feeling sticky, which is a problem I have had with other facial wipes. 

Soap & Glory body butter - The body butter is really creamy and rubs in well. It isn't super greasy either. The scent is fine, although it smells like something a guy would use. Definitely not feminine smelling. I do like the scent, it just smells like a mens' product. 
L'Oreal Paris True Match Cushion in Nude Beige - I was actually surprised by this foundation. It actually matched my skin tone! It removed redness and gave me a decent, even coverage. I think I might actually buy this product. While foundation isn't something I would wear all the time, it's nice to have. I didn't like their sponge applicator though, it was so small it was hard to use.
SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Creme Rinse - It smells really nice. The back of the bottle was really hard to read, the font was so tiny and the light green color was really hard to see! The conditioner didn't work all too great for me. It didn't do a very good job detangling my hair, which is something I don't really have a problem with in the first place. 

Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo - I really liked this shampoo! It left my hair feeling SO soft and you could probably use this on its own without a conditioner. This shampoo also has a really nice scent. Definitely my favorite product out of this month's box!
Overall, there were a couple great products, a few okay products, and a few misses in the June box. 

Did you get the June beauty box? What did you think? If not, is there any products you would like to try?