Plum Organics Mighty 4 Prize Pack Review!

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Plum Organics is an organic baby food company based in California. They have a wide variety of foods for your little one to enjoy, and discover. They make all kinds and foods, from stage 1 pouches, to kids snacks for on the go! They recently had a giveaway on their Facebook page to promote their new “Mighty 4” Toddler line, and my super lucky baby Aria was randomly selected as the winner! YAY!

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This is a dream come true for us because Aria just turned 20 months old, and she’s eaiting more foods that we eat now. I was very pleasantly surprised when they announced Aria as one of their 20 winners! Considering we had just won their “World Baby Prize Pack” through Citrus Lane, I didn’t have high hopes for winning this one. But we did!

You can check out my review of their World Baby Prize Pack HERE!

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Want to sign up for Citrus Lane? You can do so HERE, and get your first box for just $14.50! 😉

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Her prize came in such a big box that the delivery man said, “That’s a fairly large box..”

Yes. IT IS!

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Just like last time, their presentation was superb! Aria had a great time unveiling the mystery that was in the “fairly large” box..

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She couldn’t wait to dig into the awesome goodies she received!

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Plum Organics “Mighty 4 Prize Pack” included ALL FIVE FLAVORS of their Mighty 4 blend!

Aria received:

  • (1) mighty 4 blend –  kale, strawberry, amaranth & greek yogurt pouch
  • (1) mighty 4 blend – purple carrot, blackberry, quinoa & greek yogurt pouch
  • (1) mighty 4 blend – sweet potato, blueberry, millet & greek yogurt pouch
  • (1) mighty 4 blend – spinach, kiwi, barley & greek yogurt pouch
  • (1) mighty 4 blend – pumpkin, pomegranate, quinoa & greek yogurt pouch

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I have to say that Aria absolutely LOVED each and every one of these pouches! She gobbled them up and made “mmm nom nom” noises the entire time. Which is her way of saying “Great job Plum Organics!”

Plum Organics “Mighty 4 Prize Pack” also included BOTH FLAVORS of their mighty 4 essential nutrition bars!

Aria received:

  • (1) box of six mighty 4 essential nutrition bars – blueberry with carrot
  • (1) box of six mighty 4 essential nutrition bars – strawberry with spinach

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Aria really, really loves these bars! She likes both flavors, and especially likes having them for breakfast! 🙂

 The final yummy snack in her prize pack was Plum Organics’ mighty puff’ ems!

Aria received:

  • (1) mighty puff’ ems – cheesy broccoli carrot
  • (1) mighty puff’ ems – cheesy pumpkin sage
  • (1) mighty puff’ ems – cheesy tomato basil

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These mighty puff’ ems are a super healthy alternative to cheese doodles! What a great way to trick your little snacker into eating something healthy! Aria really likes all of these flavors and has actually screamed for more..

As an added BONUS, Plum Organics included……..

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A CAPE!

It was so much fun watching my happy, healthy toddler run around the house with her snacks in one hand, and her new cape trailing behind..

Thank you so so much Plum Organics, for randomly selecting “Aria, the Mighty” to be one of your 20 winners. We greatly appreciate it, and will highly recommend you to just about every new parent we come across.. 😉

By: Celise Hartgrove

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August Birchbox Review!

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I am always super excited to receive my Birchbox every month! Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that focuses on beauty, skincare and lifestyle items.. For $10 a month, you will receive 5 or more items delivered right to your doorstep! When you sign up, you can fill out your beauty profile, so your box is filled with items specific to your likes.. You can change your profile at anytime, so you always get products you would be interested in..

They have a really sweet rewards system, too.. You can gain “Birchbox points” in quite a few ways, and the points stack up really fast.. You get 10 Birchbox points per item you review from your monthly box, 50 points for referring a friend, and 1 point per dollar spent in their online shop.. Once you reach 100 points, you can redeem them in their online shop for full sized items.. 100 Birchbox points equals $10 to shop!

To give Birchbox a try and skip their waiting list, click HERE!

Birchbox has a different theme each month.. This month’s theme was “Lighten Up”! Let’s take a look and see what was inside…

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Each Birchbox comes with this handy little card that tells you all about everything that came in your box that month! It gives you information on what each item is for, how to use them, and how much full sizes retail for..

Now for the good stuff.. Let’s see what I got!!!

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Laura Geller Beauty Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow in Silver Sands!

This is a sea-inspired cream eyeshadow that is supposed to deliver a rich wash of color with a shimmery, wet look.. Birchbox has recently introduced a sample choice for one item in each box.. I chose this item as my August sample choice, and I couldn’t be more pleased.. It really did do what it says, and it stayed on all day until I washed it off.. The best part is that you can apply it with your fingertips.. No brush required!

Full size retails for $19

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Harvey Prince Ageless Body Cream

This lotion is supposed to leave your skin silky-smooth with a grapefruit-sandalwood fragrance.. I really love the scent, but it wasn’t as hydrating as I would have hoped.. I would say its nice to use in place of a perfume, but not for your primary lotioning needs.. I do adore that Harvey Prince is a cruelty-free brand, though! Guilt-free beauty is ALWAYS a plus..

Full size retails for $22

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Neil George Shampoo and Conditioner

This shampoo/conditioner duo was created by Beverly Hills stylists.. According to the card, the antioxidant-rich shampoo promotes shinier locks, and the paraben-free conditioner hydrates and detangles while smoothing strands.. Personally, I didn’t get any of that.. I had to use ALOT of product to get any kind of hydration, and was left with an unremarkable end result.. I will be sticking with my normal shampoo/conditioner and passed this along to the BFF to try..

Full sizes retail for $9 each

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nugg Beauty Revitalizing Face Mask

This is a 95% natural treatment that hydrates and replenishes dull, tired skin with a bevy of oils.. You apply this face mask after cleansing and drying your face, and leave on for 5-10 minutes.. Super easy! This was what Birchbox calls a “Beauty Extra”.. Who doesn’t like a little something extra in their box 😉

A pack of 5 retails for $14.99

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I really love their new sample choice option, and always enjoy my monthly Birchbox.. Although, this wasn’t my absolute FAVORITE month, their point system and outstanding customer service always makes up for everything..

To get your own monthly Birchbox delivery, click HERE!

By: Celise Hartgrove

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Plum Organics World Baby Prize Pack Review!

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Plum Organics is an organic baby food company based in California. They have a wide variety of foods for your little one to enjoy, and discover. They make all kinds and foods, from stage 1 pouches, to kids snacks for on the go! They recently had a giveaway through Citrus Lane, and my super lucky baby Aria was randomly selected as the winner!!

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Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box for babies and toddlers up to age 5.. For $29/month (cheaper with long term subscriptions), you will receive and assortment of baby or toddler items.. There are frequent discount codes for them, as well! They host alot of giveaways on their Facebook page, so you might want to go ahead and check them out 🙂 To try Citrus Lane for YOUR little lovey, just click HERE and you’ll get 50% off your first box making it just $14.50!

Aria won a Plum Organics “World Baby Prize Pack”!

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It came in an adorable little suitcase that we are currently using to store all of her hair ties in..

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The presentation was perfect for the theme, and she was so excited to open it up and see what was inside!

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So, let’s see what she received..

The Plum Organics “World Baby Prize Pack” included:

  • (2) second blends world baby beans rice with sweet corn pouches (inspired by Mexico)
  • (2) second blends world baby lentils& roasted squash with apricot pouches (inspired by Morocco)
  • (2) second blends world baby roasted pumpkin & coconut rice pouches (inspired by Thailand)
  • (2) second blends world baby zucchini with spinach & pasta marinara pouches (inspired by Italy)

Aria enjoyed exploring all of these new taste combinations from around the world!

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Super huge thanks to Citrus Lane and Plum Organics for randomly selecting my princess as their BIG WINNER!

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By: Celise Hartgrove

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Petit Vour + Logical Harmony July Box Review

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So, for the month of July, Petit Vour (@petitvour) teamed up with Logical Harmony (@logicalharmony) to co-curate the July Petit Vour box! Petit Vour is a vegan beauty box.. Its a monthly subscription box that fits right in to the current subscription box CRAZE (which I’m a definite part of!).. They feature only 100% vegan, cruelty-free products, with no harsh chemicals! SCORE! Who doesn’t love saving the sweet little furries (from animal testing), and being absolutely GORGEOUS at the same time?! RIGHT?! I KNOW!

Petit Vour is only $15/month for a monthly recurring subscription.. They also have one time payment options like 3 months for $45, or 6 months for $90.. I really like that they give you that option, because some people really hate the recurring charges and like having the option to subscribe only when they have the extra cash.. Another SCORE for Petit Vour! You also can earn PV Points for completing their surveys, buying luxe vegan beauty items from their online shop, and referring friends..

Alright, now that all of thattt fantastic-ness is out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff and see what’s inside!

This month’s theme wasss… Wait for ittt…… “summer LOVES“..

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Deluxe sample!

My absolute FAVORITE item I received in the July Petit Vour box is Pelle Beauty‘s (@pellebeauty) Luxe Beauty Oil! I seriously am IN LOVE with this oil!! I put it on my face, my hands, and MY HAIR! I couldn’t help it! This beauty oil is 100% cruelty-free, with no harsh chemicals to speak of! I love feeling beautiful without the added guilt of innocent animals being harmed in the process.. Sighhh.. ❤ I’ve worn it like EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! I’m obsessed! And I definitely will be purchasing more through the Petit Vour Shop when I finish my deluxe sample..

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My other absolute FAVORITE item I received in the July Petit Vour box is Modern Minerals (@modernmineralsmakeup) eye shadow in “Lola”! This eye shadow is 100% cruelty-free, with no harsh chemicals! Celi likey lol.. Its a loose powder, which is a new thing for me, but I LOVE IT! It goes on super smooth, and I almost forgot I was wearing it.. I say almost, because all of the compliments I was getting were a definite reminder that something had changed.. And for the better! The color is absolutely fabulous! Its build-able, so you can have a natural look or a very intense shimmer! Oh, its shimmery.. Did I mention that? No? Didn’t think so.. This shimmery eye shadow is an absolute YES PLEASE!

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The third item I received in the July Petit Vour box is LVX‘s (@shoplvx) Nail Lacquer in “Lolli”! This Nail Lacquer is 100% cruelty-free, with no harsh chemicals! This is SUCH a gorgeous color.. Like GORGEOUS.. Its a very soft pink that reminds me of cotton candy and lollipops and baby angels.. And I love all of those things! JACKPOT! It goes on super smooth and stays put! I would suggest applying two coats though, so the color looks more even.. 😉 LVX you have done well…

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Deluxe sample!

The fourth and final item I received in the July Petit Vour Box is Schmidt’s (@schmidtsdeo) Natural Deodorant in “Bergamot + Lime”! This natural deodorant is 100% cruelty-free, with no harsh chemicals! I was so so super duper excited to try this natural deodorant when I had seen the July boxes others had received! I’d never tried a deodorant that you apply with your fingers before, so this would be an entirely new experience for me.. And I LOVE new experiences! I wasn’t too fond of the scent. Like at all. I don’t like Bergamot (whatever that is), or Lime.. I REALLY would have preferred receiving the Lavender scent.. Ohhh how I adore all things Lavender…. Le sighhhh.. BUT I did not, so let’s not be too harsh on Schmidt’s for my scent preference.. I am POSITIVE everyone else loved it! The smell reminded me of Little Jug’s juices.. You know, the ones that come in the little barrels lol.. Weird. I applied a small amount to my pits (lol) after showering, and then I sat there. And I waited.. Then I sniffed. GROSS! I am NOT a sweaty person at all, but this natural deodorant made me smell like a skunk! WHY?! Maybe the scent didn’t work for me.. Who knows.. Sooo, naturally, I put some more on lol.. And then I sat there.. And I waited.. Then I sniffed. NICE! This stuff actually works! I no longer smelled like a skunk (thank God), and my pits (lol) were nice and dry.. I have worn it most days since.. Although we started off on a very odd start, you have seriously grown on me Schmidt’s.. I will definitely recommend you.. 😉

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There I am! Wearing all of my lovely 100% vegan, cruelty-free products! Ughh.. I really really loved this box! I hope the August box is just as lovely, and I am anxiously awaiting it.. Like very anxiously.. My palms are sweating.. I NEED IT! Okay, I’m fine.. I’m calm. I swear 😉 Hehe.. By the way, if you decide to sign up for Petit Vour (which you so should!), you can do so by clicking HERE! Don’t forget to mention me and my blog! 😀 And don’t forget to subscribe, for all my ramblings and whatnot….

By: Celise Hartgrove

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Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ Review!

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Okay, so I recently signed up with this awesome site called Influenster.. Influenster ties you with brands that fit your likes so that you can test and review products for free, and in exchange the brand gets valuable feedback on their products..

I was a bit skeptical at first, but I just received my first “voxbox”! A “voxbox” is a box filled with full sized samples from the brand that is targeting you.. AND ITS FREE! Sooo, basically, voxbox + Influenster = AWESOMENESS!

The voxbox I was sent was from Sally Hansen®! I have used Sally Hansen® products on and off for several years now, but I have to admit that I have been leaning towards other brands in the recent past.. When I heard they wanted me to test out their new formula for their “Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™”, I was beyond excited! I went into it with a skeptics mind and an open heart.. But they DID NOT disappoint me!

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The Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ voxbox, sent to me complimentary from Influenster, included a handy card explaining what the Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ was intended to do.. It also told me a bit about how to use it.. Which was GREAT! The product itself had easy to read directions on the back of the packaging, and included a Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ color polish in “Redgy” and a Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ top coat to cure the Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ into perfection.. And it did!!!

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I was sooo pleased with my “#MiracleMani”, that I immediately took to my Instagram (@mzcelit) and my Twitter (@CeliseHartgrove) to brag about my gorgeous gorgeousness! My nails were left with a fresh out of the nail salon finish.. Smooth and very very shiny! I’m actually watching my hands as I type this, just to enjoy them flashing across my keyboard..

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It was so simple! Apply two coats of the Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ color polish to your nails, then after it dries, apply the Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ top coat and VOILA… MAGIC!

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I could not be more pleased.. As a busy momma of three with just a tiny bit of “me time”, this is an absolute blessing.. 🙂

By: Celise Hartgrove

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Skip the wait for Birchbox!

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So.. This is my very first somewhat of a blogpost! I just wanted to start things off with my superb love of Birchbox.. Birchbox is a monthly subscription box filled with beauty, skin care, and lifestyle items! Its just $10/month (shipping INCLUDED) and you get about 5+ products delivered to your door every month! Get points for reviewing products and referring friends, and participate in fun challenges and giveaways..

As if thattt wasn’t a sweet enough deal, they also have the best rewards bonuses in the business.. For every sampled product you review from your monthly subscription box, you get 10 Birchbox points! 100 points is equal to $10, so really you are only paying $5 a box.. With your Birchbox points, you can shop in their online store and snag some sweet full-sized products! It is super easy to rack up points, and its fun to be apart of a beauty community and test out new products..

To give Birchbox a try and skip the waiting list, click HERE!

By: Celise Hartgrove

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