Saturday, March 23, 2013

I'm Featured on Fashionista! Giveaway

I just found out the most exciting news!  I am featured on the fabulous website,, which is brimming with information that is all things beauty and style. You can actually visit the site, type My Beauty Boxes in the search box, and the post featuring my site will come up.  I am seriously tickled pink!  To celebrate this tremendous honor, I am featuring yet another giveaway!  (I am also currently hosting a giveaway for a Fusion Beauty Illumifill Illuminizer worth $49 HERE- ends April 1st).

These four amazing products could be yours!  

What I'm Giving Away
LashFood Nano-Peptide Natural Eyebrow Conditioner 1.5ML
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist Deluxe Sample
Murad Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 Deluxe Sample
Hollywood Fashion Tape Deluxe Sample

On a side note, check out my new bangs.  Let me know what you think!

Thanks so much for supporting My Beauty Boxes!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Playtex Secrets Balconette Bra

Hello once again, ladies!  I am very excited to share my most recent campaign with BzzAgent.  As an agent, they sent me a free Playtex Secrets Balconette Bra to try and review.  All of my reviews are my very own and I am not paid for my reviews.

I was amazed at how comfortable and flattering this bra was.  Mine came in a nude color that is perfect for any outfit.  I decided to wear mine for the first time on a game day- I coach middle school volleyball.  Game day means a 13 hour (always moving) shift for me, so I was very impressed that the straps stayed on my shoulders, I never felt underwire, and my "girls" stayed in place all day. ;)

The best thing about this bra is the price.  At first I gasped when I saw the $37 price tag, but when I realized that it was sold at Kohls, I knew I would never have to pay retail price.  I actually went to pick up some more in other colors yesterday and they were on sale for $17.99.  BzzAgent even sent along some $5 coupons that I could share with friends, so that is a $12.99 bra for my lucky gal pals!  You can't beat that with a stick! ;)

So, this is a little ummm...awkward to post (and am I the only one who thinks the word awkward looks a little awkward?), but I am going to share an accidental picture that I took last night.  I was intending to take a picture of my cute new shoes, but my camera was on reverse and I got a shot of my cleavage instead.  It is not really a revealing photo, but you can see the satiny, pretty print of the trim of my bra along with a little visual of how it pushes you up and together.  So... enjoy???

Green Schools Start With You!

One of my favorite companies, Pureology, is teaming up with one of my favorite sites, Influenster, to create greener schools!  As a teacher, this is right up my alley and I just had to share with you!  You can enter any school to win a green makeover.  Who couldn't benefit from that? ;)

So spread the word and spread the love!  Be sure to enter and learn more details HERE.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Little Black Bag- Giveaway

My latest addiction seems to be Little Black Bag.  It seems as though as soon as I close one bag, I open another.  You can learn more about Little Black Bag at the bottom of the post or you can check out one of my other posts with a video HERE.

Here are a few of my latest favorite products from LBB.

1928 Cluster Teardrop Earrings
Value $18
These earrings are the perfect size and catch the light beautiful.  Very gorgeous!  In fact, I even have the round pair in my current bag.

Izzy&Ali Satchel
Value $98
I am seriously in love with this bag!  I had to trade like a mad woman to get it, but it is totally worth it!  This purse keeps its shape well and has gorgeous gold accents.  It reminds me a lot of a few Michael Kors bags I have seen recently that are very popular.  This bag is very classy and perfect for work or shopping.

Deux Lux wallet
Value $52?
I actually received this wallet several months ago, but it still remains one of my very favorite products from the site.  I get tons of compliments on it and love the colors.  The inside is lined with a cute polka dot patterns and is very spacious.

1928 Flowe & Circle Drop Earrings
Value $16
This brand has become a new favorite for me.  I love the detail and quality of their earrings.  These are dainty with a hint of sparkle.  They are perfect for dressing up a solid top and scarf. 

 Nume Vintage Giraffe Print Straightener
Value $165
Can you say IN LOVE?!?!  I absolutely adore the print/feel of this straightener.  There is an indented pattern that makes gripping the straightener easy.  It heats up very quickly, has ceramic plates for healthy hair, and even has an indicator light to let you know when it is ready.  

Cattiva il Primo Bacio Lip Gloss
Value $24
This gorgeous gloss has a perfect combination of color and shimmer.  The gloss is a bit thick, but very long lasting.  I love the pretty packaging and the Swarovski crystal that adorns the top is the icing on the cake.   

Now for the part you have all been waiting for!
I am giving away the free product that was included in my latest bag- a full size Fusion Beauty Illumifill Line Filling Illuminizer worth $49.  There are several ways to enter and you can explore some of my favorite beauty sites.  Good luck, ladies!

How Little Black Bag Works
Right now you have two options for picking a bag.  For $49.95, you can get a bag worth over $100 which generally includes your first pick item and 2-3 other items.  For $29.95, you can get a smaller first pick item and 2-3 other items.  You are limited on your first picks if you opt for the $29.95 bag.  The $29.95 bag can be a great deal if you like accessories!

To get the bags at these prices, you have to sign up for a membership.  As a member, you can skip months and cancel at any time.  Also, you can purchase as many bags as you want each month at these prices as a member.

What you do is pick one item that you absolutely love from the gallery.  You will be guaranteed to receive this item, plus Little black bag will then select some extra surprise items just for you that will become part of your bag.  Once you confirm that bag, you will be able to start trading and will not be charged for your bag until it ships.

How Do You Trade?
Very simple.  You can offer one or more of your items for a different item in the gallery.  So if you do not like the items that were randomly selected for you, you can offer them up in trade for things that you do like. It is a good idea to stay within a $10 price difference when offering trades.  People will also offer items in trade for things that you have in your bag.  You can accept or pass on these trades and people can accept or pass your trade offers as well.  If you open with the $49.95 bag, you will get 7 days to trade and if you get the $29.95 bag, you will have 3.  If you do not want to wait the whole time and are satisfied with your bag, you can have it shipped at any time.  If you are like me, you become a bit obsessive during these trading days!