Thursday, April 18, 2019

beauty | target beauty box

Hi all! I recently stopped by my local Target and saw they had some spring beauty boxes in stock. There were three to choose from, so of course, I went for the floral one with the more "natural" alternatives. 

Inside are a few products I've never tried, but I've used all of the brands before, and there was also a coupon! 

If you've never gotten a Target beauty box before, I think they're very much worth the splurge. They are only $7 and have recently expanded their line from only one type to catering to mainstream, natural, and a more masculine beauty box. Inside will be about 4-5 products, and will usually have a coupon for one of the brands included. 

They also include a paper inside that tells you what you've received and it usually has nice tips on how to utilize the products! 

As you can see, these are all items that are small, but most times they include some sort of full sized product. I purposefully chose this box because the items are all small. I enjoy travel sized items, and figured these would be great! 

The SkinActive line by Garnier is actually one of my faves and I have LOVED the rose facial spray for quite a while now (over a year, probably!). I use the Pixi glow tonic daily (love this stuff soooooooo much), so I am beyond excited to see how the toner does for my skin over time, 

As for the deodorant and body wash- 

method - I love method products and this body wash is soooooooo lush and yummy smelling. It's the perfect size and honestly, this bottle is so sturdy I'm considering seeing if they sell a bigger size of the body wash so I can refill this bottle for when I travel. 

Native - their products are great for being an affordable natural alternative. I don't typically care for 
natural deodorants as many contain baking soda and I have bad reactions when it's applied to my skin (this does contain baking soda). However, the smell is nice that I don't mind throwing this in my bag for days when the heat really makes me stinky. 

Overall, I find these boxes totally worth the money! Have you ever gotten one before? 

Monday, April 15, 2019

review | wish wooden crochet hook set

WISH is the current rabbit hole I think we all fall down occasionally. I downloaded the app randomly, since there are some nice things on there every once in a while (I got a perfume atomizer and I enjoy it to this day a while back). 

Of course, using some sort of data gathered, wish figured out that I crochet! This set of hooks was recommended to me, and it was $3.05 to get the hooks shipped to me. It took about 2 weeks, which is considerably fast for wish to ship something. 

They arrived in a simple, super cheap flimsy mailer with no padding whatsoever, so it's a good thing one of them were damaged.

They all have their mm labeled on them, and are smooth for the most part.

I tested one hook out with a thick yarn that was fuzzy because I wanted to see if the fiber strands would catch or not on any potential roughness.

.... and it did! But this doesn't mean I do not like these hooks. They're smooth for the most part, light, and were so cheap that I do not mind them catching. I intend to use them for projects where my yarn is likely to be snag-free! 

Have you ever ordered anything from wish and was pleasantly surprised by how good of quality it actually was?