FabFitFun Fall Box 2017 Review

A few weeks ago, I posted my review of the FabFitFun Starter Box. As promised, I am back today to give my thoughts on my first official full box which I received last week. In the picture above, you can see I got more than double the amount of products than what I received in the starter box. We have a lot to discuss, so let’s get started!

1. Deco Miami Lavender Cuticle Oil $12.50

This oil is designed to moisturize and soften your cuticles. I am excited to try this, as I am a big fan of all things lavender.

2. The Jetset Diaries Cable Knit Beanie $49

Beanies are perfect for the fall season. You can never have too many! I love the style and fit of this particular beanie. I’ll definitely be rocking it this season.

3. Mer-Sea & Co. Cozy Wrap $98 

I think this may be my favorite thing in the whole box. It’s so soft and warm! I can’t wait to take it on long road trips or plane rides. I’m not sure that it’s intended to be worn as a scarf, as it is a little large. However, I’ll probably wear it as a scarf!

4. dpHue Apple Cider Vinager Hair Rinse $35

I’ll be honest, I’m not sure if I will like this product. I don’t know how my hair will function without shampoo and conditioner. I am curious so I will give it a try and update my experience with it. It’s purpose is to cleanse your hair without removing its natural oils.

5. Whish Beauty Renewing Mud Mask $48

This mud mask promises to provide smoother, softer skin while combating aging skin. I used the product the day I received my box, and I love it! I definitely felt the difference in my skin the very next day. If you’re a fan of face masks, I would recommend this one!

6.  imm Living Coxet Wire Heart Ceramic Jewelry Holder $33

The rose gold jewelry holder came in two pieces and is very easy to assemble. However, it’s just as easy to pull it apart. I may consider gluing the bottom of the heart to the white plate to avoid it falling apart. Other than that, it’s very aesthetically pleasing and I can’t wait to display my jewelry on it!

7. trèSiQue Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon $28

I love trying new lip products and this one is awesome because it’s matte and also has a BB lip balm which is really popular right now. A lot of lipsticks tend to dry out my lips so I’m glad trèSiQue has found a way to implement a moisturizer into their product.

8. Cottonelle Freshcare Flushable Cleansing Cloths (no price listed)

This products purpose, to put it bluntly, is to give you a better clean in the bathroom. If you use one of these wipes as well as toilet paper, it claims to give a better clean than only using toilet paper. I’m not sure if I would buy this product myself, but I’ll try the sample.

9. MYTAGALONGS Hot & Cold Gel Pack $15

Have you ever seen such a cool looking ice/heating pad?! This is a two-in-one product as you can heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds for a heating pad or you can throw it in the freezer to create an ice pack. I have used it as a heating pad and it works great. My only complaint is that it doesn’t hold the heat for very long. This is a great product to use on sore or achy muscles.

10. Private Party Gym Bag $59

There were a couple versions of this bag and I love the one I got! I especially love the pun on the front. It’s a good size and also features a pocket on the inside.

 

Overall, I’m happy with my fall box. I think I definitely got my monies worth. There are only 2 products I’m not sure I’ll fully use out of 10 products so I can’t complain! If my budget allows it, I will be looking forward to purchasing my winter box!

How much my box was worth: $377.50

How much I paid: $50

Do you buy FabFitFun? What was your favorite product this season? Let me know in the comments below!

Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with any place or product that we write about. We are not professional reviewers, we just like to share our favorite places and things with anyone willing to listen.

 

The Ultimate Bucket List For Fall

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” –Oscar Wilde

The leaves have started to fall and change color. The coffee shops have released their pumpkin spice lattes. This could only mean one thing… Fall has finally arrived! There are so many beautiful things to celebrate during this season. We were more than eager to create a list of things we want to make time for during the autumn season. Of course, this is just the condensed version of our fall bucket list. If we didn’t limit ourselves, this list would never end!

1. Visit a local fruit farm. We love going to Lynd’s Fruit Farm in the fall to pick apples and pumpkins. They also have a shop where you can purchase their fresh produce if you don’t prefer to pick your own.

2. Create a homemade fall-themed latte. One of our favorite things about fall is enjoying a nice, hot cup of coffee, so we are inspired to attempt to create our own at-home recipe to enjoy all season long.

3. DIY Fall Decoration. We thought it would be fun to find a craft on Pinterest to make together. Once we pick one, we will document it on our social media, whether we fail or succeed!

4. Carve a pumpkin. This is a fall staple. Whether you’re a pro at carving pumpkins or not, it’s always fun to dig in and create something!

5. Find the perfect fall sweater. One of the best things about fall is the comfy clothes! We always love looking for great sweaters to wear in the chilly season.

6. Host or attend a bonfire. Bonfires are a great way to spend with friends and family. Enjoying s’mores and spooky stories around a fire is a great way to celebrate the season.

7. Enjoy a hayride. Taking a ride through the country fields, enjoying the beauty of nature while sipping some delicious apple cider gives us all the fall feelings.

8. Adventure through a corn maze. This is such a fun activity to do with a group of friends or family. Make it a contest to see who makes it out first!

We could go on and on with our list but we’ll stop here. We want to know what your favorite fall activities are! Let us know in the comments below!

How Well Do You Know Your Best Friend?

“Life (and friendship) is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” -Forrest Gump

Recently I was watching a YouTube video titled Best Friend Challenge. It featured two girls answering questions about each other to see how well they knew each other. It inspired today’s post, as Lindsay and I have been best friends for a while now and I thought it would be fun to put our friendship to the test!

Below we’ve compiled a list of questions that we will each answer about each other.

When and how did we first meet?

Lindsay: During our symphonic choir class in high school. We had some mutual friends that helped us make the connection!

Danielle: I remember Lindsay moving to our school around 7th or 8th grade but I don’t think we started talking until 9th grade in choir. We bonded over music and crazy people in our class.

If she could travel to one place, where would she go?

Lindsay: Danielle would definitely travel to England. She’s obsessed with everything British (especially the accents).

Danielle: England! We’ve talked about taking a trip for a long time.

What is her favorite food?

Lindsay: I would have to say Mexican food is pretty high up on her list. We’re always getting queso, margs, and tacos!

Danielle: This is tough because we are both self proclaimed foodies but I’m going to guess… sushi?

It’s Saturday morning. What show is she most likely binge watching?

Lindsay: She’s either re-watching the “Sex and the City”, “The Office”, or “Gilmore Girls series… or catching up on a missed episode of her fave reality TV shows.

Danielle: I would guess Lindsay is watching Law and Order SVU or American Dad.

Do they prefer coffee or tea?

Lindsay: COFFEE.

Danielle: 100% Coffee!

Who’s her celebrity crush?

Lindsay: Andy Samberg is definitely a mutual crush of ours!

Danielle: Andy Samberg! I think our lives were made when we met The Lonely Island last year.

What’s the craziest thing we’ve done together?

Lindsay: Are we the crazy type? Our concert memories are at the top of my list. Oh, and anytime we go out in Downtown Columbus.

Danielle: We are both pretty laid back people so I would say anything we put here will sound mild. One time we waited outside for the AP Tour concert for over 8 hours in 90 degree weather without food, drinks, or sunscreen. When we finally got to the show we had our hair pulled, the back of our legs kicked, and we lost several items in the mosh pit- all for a concert. Oh, and we came back to my car to find a parking ticket. We barely made it out of that concert alive.

Describe her in one word.

Lindsay: Loyal

Danielle: Genuine

We’re going out to eat. Where does she suggest we eat?

Lindsay: Anywhere with queso. Usually, Local Cantina or Chuy’s!

Danielle: After we both go back and forth for about 10 minutes being indecisive, she’d probably suggest the Local Cantina.

What was her first job?

Lindsay: Twister’s Cones and Coneys

Danielle: I believe her first job was working at Twister’s Cones and Coneys with me!

Of all the reality shows we watch, which one is her favorite?

Lindsay: Do you have a favorite?? Umm maybe between The Bachelor franchise and Keeping Up with the Kardashians?

Danielle: When we lived together, there were very few things that kept us up past 10pm. The one reality show we watched live almost every episode was The Bachelor/Bachelorette. So that’s my guess.

What is her biggest fear?

Lindsay: She does NOT love heights. Or driving next to semi-trucks.

Danielle: She is paranoid about leaving her straightener on. I also found out she’s afraid of heights while we were at the top of the Empire State Building a few years ago.

What’s her favorite movie?

Lindsay: Despicable Me or anything minion! I’m not sure if that’s the absolute fave, but I know it’s on the list.

Danielle: I think Hot Rod is her favorite.

How often do you talk to each other?

Lindsay: Practically every day.

Danielle: We talk pretty much every day!

Do we have any inside jokes?

Lindsay: Dwight is my fusband.

Danielle: Dwight is my fusband.

On a scale of 1-10 how important is your friendship?

Lindsay: It’s off the charts! 10/10 would recommend.

Danielle: It’s too legit to quit! 10!

How well do you know your best friend? Comment below and let us know if you put your friendship to the test!

Book of the Month: Riveting Reader Reviews | The Disaster Artist

“If a lot of people love each other, the world would be a better place to live.” -Tommy Wiseau

 

Our Overview…

If you read our introductory post to August’s Book of the Month, you already know we chose The Disaster Artist. When we discovered that Greg Sistero wrote a book about his experience working on The Room, we knew we had to read it. The Room is notorious for being the worst movie ever created. Naturally, while watching it, we had a lot of questions. Our hope in reading The Disaster Artist was to gain some clarity on one of the most confusing movies we’ve ever witnessed.

Our Opinion…

We will be honest with you. This book isn’t for everyone. If you don’t find The Room entertaining in any way (or have never heard of it), you probably won’t be very intrigued in the story behind the madness. However, we really enjoyed reading The Disaster Artist. We were very curious how this movie came to be and The Disaster Artist gave in-depth insight in the film production process (and several anecdotal details about the life of Tommy Wiseau).

We learned a lot about the mysterious Tommy Wiseau, including an explanation of his acting journey and how he was able to transform his impossible script into the beloved movie we know today. According to Sistero’s account, Wiseau was very difficult to work with (his directions riddled with outlandish demands), which caused a lot of turn over with the cast and crew.

The filming process could be described as unorthodox at best. As a result, the film took longer to shoot and cost more than it should have (considering the sub-par final product). Would you believe this movie cost over $6M to create?! Nonetheless, you have to applaud Wiseau for committing to the cinematic vision he created for The Room (even if the movie was terrible). He knew what he wanted and he insisted it be completed his way.

At its core, this book could be considered inspiring. It has a way of convincing the reader that anything is possible if they keep working at it. Before Sistero met Wiseau, he was determined to give up on acting for good. His disappointment stemmed from struggling to find work and not having the support to continue with his aspirations. Wiseau encouraged him to keep going and eventually offered him work on The Room. Tommy Wiseau created a disastrous film, leaving everyone to question its success. Now, The Room has a cult following committed (to this day) to fill movie theater seats across America, watching Wiseau’s cringe-worthy masterpiece.

Did you read along with us last month? What are your thoughts on The Disaster Artist? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 September 2017 | Book of the Month:

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

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Stauf’s Coffee Roasters- German Village

“Happiness is sipping coffee while watching the rain”-Anonymous

While the dreary, cold Saturday morning atmosphere discouraged the usual lively coffee crowd on the streets of German Village, we could not be deterred from our arabica adventures by a little weather. After snagging the perfect parallel spot outside Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, we hurried inside with the excitement of a new brew. Upon entry to this characteristically, cool coffee shop, we briefly admired its aesthetic before exploring the menu.

As coffee lovers that appreciate a little bit of sweetness with our caffeine, we were pleased to see that Stauf’s offers not only flavored lattes, but creative, candy-inspired concoctions. Danielle ordered a Milky Way latte (consisting of chocolate and caramel) while I ordered an Almond Joy latte laced with almond, coconut, and chocolate. Both items are spectacular and highly recommended.

Hours ticked away as we sat in a quiet nook of the coffee shop, enjoying our lattes and life. Then, inspired by the rain and an overwhelming state of sleepiness, Danielle suggested something we have yet to do on a coffee shop spotlight… order another cup of coffee. We opted for a small drip of the light roast sans creamer. Enjoying the pleasant aroma and exquisite taste of the coffee,we realized the addition of other ingredients would have diminished the quality our drinks. Despite the sunless sky, a Saturday morning trip to Stauf’s Coffee Roasters certainly brightened our day.

Location:

627 S 3rd Street

Columbus, OH 43206

Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with any place that we write about. We are not professional reviewers, we just like to share our favorite places and things with anyone willing to listen.

 

The outside of Stauf’s is beautiful. We spotted many precious dogs being walked by with their owners as we sipped our delicious lattes.

 

Our lattes before we enjoyed them!

 

The menu and an array of assorted pastries.

 

Enjoying our cups of light roast as we explored downtown Columbus in the rain.