Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Bouqs Co. Holiday Experience- A Frosty Flower Holiday

One item that I do have enough of is fresh flowers. I recently was given another opportunity to try out The Bouqs during the holidays, I was psyched. And when I saw that they had holiday bouquets I was even more excited!

What is The Bouqs?
 This is an online subscription or one time shot flower delivery service. However, this is not your typical local flower company. The Bouqs flowers cut on the day they are ordered and deliver straight from the farm so you get the freshest bouq possible! This means delivery just 4 days after cut, vs 10-14 elsewhere. The Bouqs deliver stems grown on the equator, and 10,000 feet above sea level, which means one thing: sun. And more sun means more color.

The Bouqs recently added next day delivery from their California Collection of Flowers. The cost is a little more, and each bouq cost approximately $50.

The Bouqs offers a one time purchase or you can sign up for one of their subscirptions, so you never forget a special occasion. And each bouquet starts at $40, and that covers shipping.

December Holiday the Bouqs Company Experience
The flowers were shipped via Fed Ex, and came right on the day that I picked online. The box was tightly packed, and very secure. 

The label for the box was addressed to my fiance’ and our little one. She was pretty excited about getting a box for her! She was trying to wink in this picture! So cute!

And the flowers were amazing. What Bouq did I pick?

Frosty (n/k/a Bubbly) Bouq
This was the most beautiful arrangement, and I knew I had to get them for the house right when I saw them. The Frost Bouq is a pack of two of the Bouq Companies White Ranunculus with Green Ruscus.  The below pictures are 5 days after getting them. 

And, they are still going strong. I got the Frosty Bouq on the 17th of December, and with some loving care, pruning, and water changing, they are still looking beautiful! I really wish I could have these around the house all year long. Below are a couple pictures of them now. 


I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Bouqs Company and their flowers. Not only are they shipping eco-friendly flowers that are beautiful, and doing it at a reasonable cost to the consumers, but the Bouqs Company also cares about the environment and putting great working opportunities out there for people living in South America in the farms.  I most definitely will be ordering more Bouqs in the future for my family, am very impressed that flowers that came all the way from South America were delivered to my door looking like brand new!


Right now you can save 20% off your The Bouqs purchase if you use my direct link HERE.

Is there someone special in your life, a special event coming up, or you just want to send some flowers just because? Well The Bouqs is not only convenient, hassle free, but it also has beautiful flowers. You can find out more about or get your first The Bouqs HERE.

Until next time
Stay Tickled Pink,
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Monday, December 30, 2013

Limited Edition Golden Glossybox Review

I have mentioned before that I really love Glossybox’s Limited Edition Box, and when these were up for sale during Black Friday, well, I had to snag one up. And before the year ends I wanted to share the Glossybox Golden Box.

What is Glossybox?
Glossybox is a beauty subscription that sends out premium beauty samples to members each month. The cost is $21 per month. Every once in a while Glossybox also has these great limited edition boxes, you can see more Limited Edition Boxes HERE or HERE.  Usually these cost a little more than the $21 per month cost, the Glossybox Golden Box Cost was $50.

Glossybox Limited Edition Golden Box
First off, the box was just beautiful, and the presentation was awesome. I didn’t want to break into it cause it looked so beautiful. Glossybox’s boxes always are very well made and very durable, so I find that it is hard to get rid of the boxes in hopes I will find some use out of them sometime. This Golden Box, which is Gold, is one that I really want to find some way to use, because it is so pretty, and I love gold.

Butter London in Henley Regatta (Full Size $15)
I really do love Butter London Nail Lacquer, and really love this color. It looks a lot like another Butter London Color that I received in another beauty subscription. However, with the blue and green glitter, it is a perfect polish to go with my Seattle Seahawks gear, which I was wearing this weekend when they won and were named NFC West Division Champions!! Whoo hoo!

Bodyography Lip Liner in Crimson (Full Size $13)
I do not get lip liner too often, and have not  been using it that much in the past year or so. I think I may have to give this one a try. It is a very pretty and looks to go on pretty smooth and easy, which I like. I think the Crimson color, will be a perfect bold color for New Years Eve!

Beauty Addicts Lip Addiction in St. Tropez (Full Size $17)
I used this yesterday and it was great. It was a very light color. Very natural.

Kora Organics Clay Purifying Mask (Full Size $53)
I really do like skin care products, especially for my face. This clay mask was awesome, and made my skin feel great.

Nuxe Fondant Body Scrub (50ml/ $7)
I was looking for a good exfoliating body scrub, and cannot wait to give this a try. I am hopeful that it really does give me super soft skin.

Philip B Body Wash in Chocolate Milk (60ml/ $8)

I really love Philip B, and have been using plenty of the hair products that I have received, but have yet to try a skin car product. This will be perfect for those long bubble baths I like. And this does smell super yummy, just like chocolate!

So Susan Luminizer (Full Size $40)
I love the packaging that So Susan Luminizer came in, so pretty! I am not big on luminizers, but I think I know some very lovely ladies that would love this! And, it is full size even better!

The reason why I love Glossybox Limited Edition boxes is because you just get so many great products and quality products! And, the cost was only a fraction of what the box was worth in products. The approximate value of  Glossybox Golden Box was $153! And it only cost $50. Well, actually less for me because I got it on special during Black Friday!!! Even better! Glossybox definetly keeps my eyes open with their limited edition boxes. I cannot wait to see what is next.

If you liked this Glossybox, Stay Tuned for a GLOSSYBOX GIVEAWAY!

What did you think of the Limited Edition Golden Glossybox? If you are interested in learning more or signing up for Glossybox, you can HERE.

Until next time
Stay Tickled Pink,


Friday, December 27, 2013

December Beauty Box 5 Review

Another great beauty subscription review for the day. Beauty Box 5, I have only recently started getting, but I do enjoy all the products each month, and look forward to seeing what is in each month’s box.

What is Beauty Box 5?
Every month subscribers will get a box filled with cosmetic products selected by Beauty Box 5’s beauty editor. You'll receive a mixture of luxury, commonly known brands, niche brands, eco-conscious and even vegan brands. Your beauty box will include a selection of makeup, hair care, skin care, nail care, fragrances and beauty accessories. And the Cost is only $12 per month!

December Beauty Box 5 

Every Beauty Flexible Foot Smoother
I do not go out and get pedicures, so anything I can use for at home pedicure is great. This will be perfect to get those soft toes!

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer
I really like Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing sheets, so I will give this moisturizer a try. It is a nice travel size moisturizer gel, and would be perfect to keep in a gym or travel bag!

Ofra Cosmetics Sultry Lipgloss Plumper
I have used Ofra before and really liked it. I am happy to have a double and keep it for when the other one runs out. What I like about this gloss is it has just the right amount of color to add that extra punch to my lips!

Body Drench Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Beauty Box 5 must know that cold weather means moisturizing and lotion! This Moisturizing Lotion smells great and I have already put in my desk drawer for every day use.

NYX Cosmetics Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette
This has to be my favorite part of my Beauty Box 5 this month. These colors are perfectly my colors that I wear on a daily basis. And, after using them they go on nice and smooth, and work perfect for any eye occasion. Also, this was full size!! A $6 value.


Yes, it was a win for December Beauty Box 5. Between just the eye shadow ($6) and the Foot Smoother ($5), it pretty much paid for the monthly subscription cost in their own, and that is only 2 out of the 5 items in this wonderful Beauty Box. I think I will be gifting this subscription out in 2014 for any gals’ birthdays that I know are coming up.  I really do think Beauty Box 5 is fabulous! I cannot wait for January.

What did you think of December’s Beauty Box 5? If you are interested in learning more or signing up Beauty Box 5, you can HERE.

Until next time
Stay Tickled Pink,

December Holiday 2013 Edition- What is in her Birchbox?

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! What better way to come back to my lovely blogging than a review of the ever anticipated Birchbox that I receive each and every month!

What is Birchbox?
For all those who do not know what Birchbox is Birchbox sends their monthly beauty boxes out each month. Each box is full of makeup, skincare items, hair products, and more. Birchbox has really opened itself up to being a lifestyle box as well. And each month it costs $10. There is also a Birchbox Man box, which cost $20 per month.

December Holiday

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy Midnight Monarch Scent
In the winter months my hands always getting so dry, so that hand therapy was much needed. Not that I do not have others, but this Camille Beckham brand is just great. I love that my hands are not greasy afterward.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo in Birchbox Love
This is a Birchbox exclusive, and is a pearly lotion the creates a fresh spa glow. I think this lotion is great, but more of a summer item for me. So, it will be going in the save- until-later pile.

Supersmile Ultimate Lip Treatment
This lip treatment is super glossy going on, but really great feeling. It is a perfect little size version for a perfect fit in small compartments of my purse that I have no idea what to use for.

Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray
I really like the way that Sea Salt Sprays work in my hair. It brings that perfect amount of texture I need to actually style my hair. I love it!  I have a couple that I am in the middle of using right now, but as soon as they are gone, this Toni & Guy one is on top of my list.

Ahmad Tea London
This was my Birchbox Lifestyle extra this month, and I think it was a great little extra something special for these cold months.


I always really enjoy my Birchbox each month, and like always, I was not disappointed with my December box either. For a total of $10 per month, each monthly box is worth every penny. Not to mention, that for every product received you can go on the Birchbox website and review the product to receive 1 point, which equals a dollar to spend at the Birchbox store, which carries a plethora of goodies!

If you would like to check out past month’s Birchboxes you can see them HERE or HERE. And, if you would like to sign up for Birchbox, you can HERE.

Until next time
Stay Tickled Pink,


Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday DIY Subscription- December TO DIY FOR Darby Smart Box Review

I do not post many of the DIY project that I do in my free time. (Not too many). However, since this one was made possible by my Darby Smart subscription box, I thought I would share this recent Holiday project.

What is Darby Smart?
There are many options with Darby Smart. You can first sign up to get a subscription for their monthly TO DIY FOR box. Each month Darby Smart send a great DIY project that was designed by leading designers and then delivered to your door, so you can create great projects in the comfort of your own home. You can also select from many other DIY projects like: Etched Champagne Flutes ($29); Gilded Votives ($16); or projects like a Rock Chic Cuff ($29) for those jewelry lovers out there.  The projects are endless.

Cost for Darby Smart Monthly Subscription- $19 per month

December TO DIY BOX

This box came with everything you need to make a great Marquee Lighted Sign, and extra. When I opened the box I was greeted by a lovely Elvis Christmas song. Such an awesome touch, and made me like Darby Smart even more. I made A wear it all night long, and kept turning it on and off. I was cracking up, singing, and dancing the whole time. Him, well, maybe not so much!

The box came with everything that you need to make the Marquee Sign, and nothing else was needed. I love that part! I love not having to wander around the house looking for what I need to make something. The contents were also very nicely packaged, labeled, so that anyone could know what tools are for what.
Instructions and Ease
The instructions were very straight forward and to the point. There was no confusion, and I could easily figure out what steps need to be accomplished start to finished project.

TO DIY FOR December 
I was very happy with the  Darby Smart project pick for December. The DIY Project was great for not just the holidays, but it could be used all year round as well. I could have made a more Holiday like Marquee sign, but I think my “Joy” sign was a good all-year-round Marquee sign. The Darby Smart subscription box also included a practice sign, which I could have practiced on, but decided I was going to make two Marquee signs. (I did not take a picture of my 2nd one, but it read “A & S”). The only thing about making two Marquee signs is that each Marquee sign is not as filled up with lights. I was okay with that though, but to each their own.


I love DIY projects, so the Darby Smart TO DIY FOR Boxes are just up my alley. I have received past month boxes, but have not blogged about them yet. I am still thinking I will. I also think that the price is just perfect. I am super busy so I do not have all the time in the world to go shop for DIY tools, nor do I have time to think up ideas, so Darby Smart does a lot of the busy work for me. All I get to do is enjoy and get creative, which I love!  I got one more box over the holiday season, and I cannot wait to share it with you!

What did you think of the December TO DIY FOR Darby Smart Box? If you are interested in getting your own Darby Smart DIY project, and get your DIY on, you can find more projects or sign up HERE.

Until next time
Stay Tickled Pink,