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6 Movies I’m Dying to See

So I’m sure I’m not the only one’s been not so patiently waiting for Mockingjay to come out. We have tickets to see it Sunday, and I can’t wait! In thinking of how it always seems like the movies you want to see will never come out, I started thinking of other films I’m looking forward to. Here are 6 more movies I’m dying to see!

1. Big Eyes – Amy Adams and Christopher Waltz? Directed by Tim Burton? Set in San Francisco? Sold.

2. Serena – This book has been on my to-read list for quite some time, and with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper together again, I can’t wait to see the movie, too!

3. Pitch Perfect 2 – The first Pitch Perfect is one I never saw in theaters, but once I did finally see it, I fell in love. Though silly at times, it’s.just.so.funny. Rebel Wilson is just the best.

4. Into the Woods – I’m going to be honest and admit that I don’t know much about this musical, but once I saw the cast and the trailer, plus the fact it’s a Stephen Sondheim musical (Sweeney Todd), it became a must see for me.

5. Insurgent – I loved reading the Divergent series more than the Hunger Games, and Insurgent was my favorite of the trilogy, so this is a no brainer.

6. Jurassic World – So little known fact: growing up, I LOVED Jurassic Park. I watched it alllll the time. I still do love it; in fact, whenever I’m flipping through the channels, and it’s on, I stop and watch. Every time. So of course I’m stoked for another movie! Sadly, I couldn’t find an actual trailer yet, but this behind the scenes video is pretty cool.

UPDATE: The trailer came out!!

 

What movies are you looking forward to? Are you exciting about any of the above mentioned??

 

Half Moon Bay and Sonoma Part 02

Happy Friday! Here we are wrapping up Part 2 of our fun-filled weekend last weekend in Half Moon Bay and Sonoma. Read part 1 here. Since it’s Friday afternoon, and everyone’s probably already checked out (at least mentally) into the weekend, I’ll keep this on the shorter side and be brief with my words. Here we are!

Sonoma

We love taking day trips up to Sonoma, driving around to 3-4 wineries, tasting, and choosing bottles to take home. On this day, we traveled up with some friends and stayed around the Petaluma area.

Stop One: Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards winen tasting

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards grape vines

As far as tasting goes, Jacuzzi was probably our favorite spot, mainly due to the employee who poured for us. He was so nice and friendly; Don will hold a special place in our hearts forever. You can get a glimpse of Don below, to the far right.

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Jacuzzi had olive oil tasting, too, which was a fun experience!

olive oil tasting at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Stop Two: Cline Cellars Vineyards and Winery

We had been to Cline before, but we didn’t mind another stop. The grounds are beautiful (as they all are), but they feel a little more “homey” than other wineries, especially since the tasting room is in an old house.

Cline Cellars grounds

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Brett hung out with a pigeon, per usual.

Cline Vineyards pigeons

Lots of cool trees and cacti.

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And then there was this bench, which we found funny for some reason.

Jim Eller's bench at Cline Vineyards

Stop Three: Viansa Winery & Marketplace

Viansa Family Vineyards

Viansa was probably our least favorite of the day, not because it was bad, but we because we had been spoiled by free tastings at Jacuzzi and Cline. It’s actually pretty common to have to pay for tastings, so the fact that our first two stops were free was amazing and made us become a bit bratty when we had to pay at Viansa. 🙂 Plus none of the wine really knocked our socks off, so we left empty handed as well.

Viansa Family Vineyards wine tasting

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Excuse my ghost face above. Stunning grounds and scenery below!

Viansa Family Vineyards sign

Viansa Family Vineyards grape vines

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Sonoma Scenery

Stop Four: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards

Now as far as general atmosphere and just overall beauty and awesomeness, Gloria Ferrer was my favorite of the day. They specialize in sparkling wine, so rather than pay for a (pretty expensive) tasting, we decided to just share a bottle. And a cheese plate, naturally. Sitting on the terrace overlooking the vast scenery, sipping on sparkling, and nibbling on cheese. Seriously, is there anything better?

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Sonoma Scenery 2

Gloria Ferrer scenery

sparklin wine at Gloria Ferrer

Last Stop: Rossi’s 1906

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After our fourth winery, we knew we were pretty much done, but food was imperative. We did a quick Yelp search and ended up at Rossi’s 1906, which was quite tasty. Our table was right off of the dancefloor, which was sadly empty. Probably because we were eating what I like to call the “early bird special” at 5:30pm.

And that wraps up last weekend! Have you been to Sonoma Valley or any of the above wineries?

12 Day Blogger Challenge – Day 5: Five Favorite Things

Here are 5 things that I’m absolutely loving right now!

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1. I’ve definitely mentioned Poshmark before, but I haven’t talked about it in great detail. I don’t have much experience with buying items, as I just recently made my first purchase (an adorable pair of Seychelles flats for $13), but I’ve learned a lot about selling. I may do a future post with tips and tricks, but for now I’ll just say that I love being in control of what I sell, how I sell it, prices, etc. I’ve always wanted to own my own little shop or boutique, and this is as close as I can get for now. Ha! I’ve taken it one step too far even, and I have an “inventory” spreadsheet (nerd alert). Additionally, I’ve made a decent amount of cash, much more than I would have made had I just taken a bunch of stuff to Plato’s Closet. Check out my closet (I’m currently selling some items I’ve worn here on QB), and if you’ve got a lot of stuff to get rid of, I highly suggest giving the app a try!

 

2. Growing up, I always remember my parents either watching or talking about the show Twin Peakshowever, I was never really old enough to watch it, and when I finally was, I forgot all about it. A couple of months ago, Brett and I decided to give it a try, and I’m not even sure I can properly explain it to you, to be honest. If you are familiar with David Lynch (my favorite of his is Mulholland Drive), then you get it. It’s just so, so bizarre, but in a fascinating way. This is pretty much the worst pitch ever, but you almost just have to see it. It’s a cult hit for sure, and just recently the internet blew up when Showtime announced that the show is coming back in 2016. All I have to say is Audrey Horne is one badass bitch.
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3. I got this eyeliner randomly in a Birchbox a few months ago, but I just recently started using it. It’s pretty life changing. It is a pencil, but it glides on like butter and looks like gel eyeliner (which I’m kind of obsessed with). It’s definitely for more of a dramatic eye (which I tend to favor), and it stays put all night. Seriously. It’s $15, which is more than I can usually muster to spend on eyeliner, but it’s worth it. I’m so thankful that Birchbox sent me a full size, and I can definitely see myself buying another when it’s gone.

 

4. I bought these loafers from Target about a month ago, and I have to stop myself from wanting to wear them every day. I just love that they’re super casual, but the leopard print helps elevate any outfit. They’re great for throwing on with a simple jeans and tee outfit for that #iwokeuplikethis look. Definitely an errand running/coffee shop working/day time frolicking/brunching staple!

 

5. I took a photo of this scarf on Instagram, and it was a big hit. I was actually thisclose to ordering this and another scarf online on Monday, but with shipping and tax, my total was going to be like $45. I could not justify spending almost $50 on two Target scarves, so I decided to be a normal person and just go check my local store. I was able to find one scarf but not both, and the best part is that it was on clearance for 50% off. Score! I did end up ordering the other scarf, but I’m still waiting on it. Ugh, this scarf is so comfy and warm. I kind of never want to take it off. Until my other scarf arrives, of course.
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So those are five things I’m loving at the moment. What about you? Do you hold love in your heart for any of the aforementioned items? Is there anyone out there I can geek about Twin Peaks with??

If you’re participating with me, link up below! 

1. Participate each day. Latecomers welcome – start when you can!

2. Add your link(s) below.

3. Please mention in your posts that you are linking up with Quirky Britches’ 12 Day Blogger Challenge and provide a link.

4. Unfortunately, WordPress does not allow me to install a Widget, but make sure you check out the other fabulous bloggers through the link below!


If you’re not familiar, check out the 12 Day Blogger Challenge explanation post!

12 Day Blogger Challenge – Day 3: 3 Snacks and a Drink You’re Currently Obsessed With

For Day 3, instead of photographing each item and writing, I thought it would be easier to make a vlog; however, it’s a little after 7pm and I just finished editing (edit: It’s now 8:22pm, and my video JUST finished uploading to YouTube!), so it may have been easier but was far more time consuming. Oh well! I also look super creep-tastic in the video thumbnail…Happy Halloween, I guess! 😛 Behold:

Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest // Facebook // Bloglovin // Poshmark //YouTube


What do you think?? Do you have a love for any of these particular items, too? What are your favorite snacks and/or drinks?

If you’re participating with me, link up below! 

1. Participate each day. Latecomers welcome – start when you can!

2. Add your link(s) below.

3. Please mention in your posts that you are linking up with Quirky Britches’ 12 Day Blogger Challenge and provide a link.

4. Unfortunately, WordPress does not allow me to install a Widget, but make sure you check out the other fabulous bloggers through the link below!


If you’re not familiar with what all this is, check out the 12 Day Blogger Challenge explanation post!

I wanted to make a video, but I have no original ideas.

First of all, if you didn’t read my last post about the blogging challenge I’m doing, please scoot on over there! I’d love to have you join me!

I woke up the other day and decided I wanted to make a video. Having no original ideas, I turned to the trusty Birchbox “reveal.” Unfortunately, my tripod broke long ago, so I overnighted a cheapie from Amazon (bless you, Prime)…because I’m that lazy. After spending 40 minutes messing around with the lighting in my apartment (this is the first video I’ve shot in this location), here is the final result. Brett asked if I was reporting from Heaven. I said, “Maybe I WAS…” Behold.

 Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest // Facebook // Bloglovin // Poshmark //YouTube

 

Here’s the breakdown:

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner

Full Size: $45 (1 fl. oz.) / Sample Size: $11.25 (.25 fl. oz.)

Essentiel Elements Wake Up Rosemary Shower Gel

Full Size: $19 (8 oz.) / Sample Size: $3.55 (1.5 oz.)

Harvey Prince Petaly Noir

Full Size: $55 (50 ml) / Sample Size: $1.65 (1.5 ml)

Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick – Petal to the Metal

Full Size: $20 (3 oz.) / Sample Size: $20 (full size)

ModelCo POWERLASH High Impact Black Mascara

Full Size: $20 (10 ml) / Sample Size: $10 (.17 fl. oz.)

Total Box Cost: $10.00

Total Box Value: $46.45

Total Money Saved: $36.45

Final Thoughts: Ugh, I’m so disappointed! After you watch the video, you’ll see why. It’s such a bummer that this was such a valuable box, cost-wise. I think I’ll definitely use the mascara and maybe the lip gloss, but yah, definitely going to update my profile. No more perfume samples.

How was your October Birchbox??

Getting my [Stitch] Fix #1

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If you read any other fashion blogs, then I’m sure you’ve heard of Stitch Fix, as its popularity has been doing nothing but growing. If not, here’s the rundown: Upon signing up, you will fill out a style profile, in which you disclose your lifestyle, sizes, likes, dislikes, and any particular clothing items or accessories that you may be looking for. Each Fix is $20, and you choose which date each month you’d like to receive it. Don’t want it each month? No problem. This is not a subscription service that is recurring every month (unless you want it that way); you pay nothing until you tell Stitch Fix you want it!

Once you’ve scheduled your Fix, a real life human stylist will read over your style profile as well as anything else you’ve included (Pinterest board, Linked In profile, your own blog, etc). The stylist will learn about you and your preferences and will then hand pick five items for you. These five items are then shipped right to your door for you to try on. Afterwards, you will fill out a checkout survey, where you can explain in detail what you liked and what you didn’t like and why, thus allowing the stylists to tweak your Fix for next time! Rinse and repeat. Oh, and that $20 styling fee? It goes towards the items that you keep! And if you didn’t think it could get any better, if you keep all 5 items, you receive 25% off the entire Fix!

Here is what your box looks like when you receive it:

stitch fix directions

stitch fix box

stitch fix card and letterYour stylist writes you a personalized note with each Fix!

I know you’re impressed by amazing editing skills.  😉

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I almost didn’t want to rip the adorable sticker. Almost.

Stitch Fix pink floral blouse style cardEach item comes with a styling card to help you visualize different ways to wear the piece. Cute!

First, before I show what you I received, here is the note I included to my stylist in my style profile: “My outfits tend to contain neutrals with pops of color, and I love stripes. I tend to always gravitate towards blues, navies, and teals, but I’m open to expanding my color horizons.  🙂 I love print mixing and color blocking; I also like a good tunic every now and then, but I hate tie-backs. Thanks so much!” Considering this note I left, plus the other things I noted in my style profile, I’m pretty impressed with what my stylist picked out for me! So, without further adieu, here’s what I got!

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Initial Thoughts: Yes! Jeans! I hope they fit! I seriously have the worst luck with jeans. Very rarely in my twenty-eight years, have I had jeans that have fit me perfectly. My waist is far smaller than my hips and booty, so you can imagine. Therefore, I was a little nervous about these jeans, but…they fit! Oh, did they fit! I almost couldn’t even believe it. I didn’t feel like I was constantly tugging them up, and they seemed to almost mold to my butt.

Stitch Fix jeans tried on

Final Thoughts: The only things I did not like about these jeans are the slight bunching around the knees (a perpetual problem of mine), and — I don’t know if you can see this — see how it flares out ever so slightly from the ankle? For some reason, that bothered me; I wanedt it to be completely tapered. So, while I was ecstatic over the fit, I couldn’t justify spending the pricier amount (well, pricier than I would normally pay for jeans) on a pair of jeans that doesn’t fit all my qualifications. I’m confident though that eventually I’ll get that perfect pair.

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Initial Thoughts: Hmmm, pink. I almost, almost put “no pink” in my style profile, but then I thought maybe it would be good to expand my color horizons. And really, upon first look at this shirt, I didn’t hate it; I just have a predisposition to turn my nose up at the color pink. I’m working on it.

Stitch Fix pink floral blouse tried on

Stitch Fix pink floral blouse tried on 2

I also tried it tucked into a skirt…

Stitch Fix pink floral blouse tried on with skirt

Final Thoughts: So actually, looking at these pictures makes me like it on me better than in person. Weird. I love the way it looks tucked into a skirt, and I’m really digging the way it pairs with the stripes in the skirt; however, I did not like the way it looked on me worn untucked. I reasoned that although it is an adorable shirt, for the price, I needed it to be more versatile for me, and since I only liked it worn one way, it didn’t seem to fit the bill. Plus, again, it’s pink.

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Initial Thoughts: Oh dear, I love stripes. So much. But do I need another striped top? This was the only piece that, off the bat, I was not excited to immediately put on my body.

Stitch Fix striped tank tried on

Final Thoughts: It’s cute; it really is. But…I have so many striped tops that if I add any more, they need to be really special or unique. I did like that my stylist suggested I tuck this into the skirt that was included. Girl, you know me too well already!

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Initial Thoughts: A swing skirt! I really don’t buy myself that many skirts, and I don’t know why. I guess I’m just picky. I have what we like to call…junk. In my truck. Therefore, a-line, swing, and skater skirts (especially skater skirts) tend to be way too short in the back. However, I don’t like my skirts to be so long that they feel matronly on me. Oh, #FWP.

stitch fix skirt tried on

Final Thoughts: It covers my butt, is seeeeveral inches from the knee, and is in my favorite color palette? How can I resist?

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Initial Thoughts: Hello, gorgeous! Get on my neck! Seriously, I have a statement necklace addiction. I probably have too many, yet I never feel like I have enough.

Stitch Fix necklace tried on#blurrypic

Final Thoughts: I’m never taking it off.

 

So what exactly did I keep? Hold your horses.

Before I show you, I want to reiterate that Stitch Fix is such a cool thing. I can’t recommend it enough! I know I’ve read around the interwebs some reviews from girls who have been disappointed in their fixes, but from what I can gather, do yourself a favor and be as specific as possible. Do what I did and create a Pinterest board just for Stitch Fix ideas and then give it your stylist. If you want them to hit the nail on the head, then you have work with them, too! 🙂

Also, as another note, this is NOT a sponsored post! Nobody asked me to write this. I was just really excited to get my first Fix and share it with you guys! I do, however, receive credit in my account for every gal who uses my referral link, so help a sistah out! You’ll get this too when you sign up! 🙂

Now, I’m sure you’re about to pass out from holding your breath in protest over having to wait to see what I kept. Okay, three-year-old, here you go:

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This probably wasn’t a huge shocker to you, based on my comments. I really was on the fence with the pink shirt, but in the end, with still being unemployed, I couldn’t justify the cost unless I 100% loved it unconditionally.

I seriously cannot wait for my next Fix! Any other Stitch Fix clients out there? What do you think? Have you tried it? Let me know your thoughts and if you have any questions!

What’s in my purse?

If you’re anything like me, your purse tends to be a holding area for all of your…crap. I mean, really. I don’t tend to change my purse out as often as I’d like, so the stuff just piles up. Therefore, when Credit Card Insider asked me to participate in their “What’s in your purse?” campaign, I knew it would be a great excuse to actually clean out my purse and narrow down my 10 must-have items.

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Here are the 10 items that I always have with me in my purse, no matter where I go. Sure, I have other go-to’s, like a notebook and pen, bobby pins, ibupofren, etc., but I can live without those things if I had to. These 10 things are crucial.

029-1*This post is not sponsored. I received no compensation of any kind.

1. wallet – Obviously a girl needs her wallet: cash, credit cards, and ID are a must. Oh, and my froyo punch card. That’s probably the most important.

2. sunglasses – I can’t stand it when I’m out in the blazing sun and don’t have a pair of sunglasses, so I always have a backup pair in the inside pocket of my purse.

3. mirror – I don’t use a mirror often, but if I have something stuck in my teeth or need to re-apply my lip color, I definitely want a mirror on me. And yes, my compact has pictures of my dog. 🙂 I kind of love this one too because it looks just like Macgyver!

4. tissue – You never know when you’ll need a tissue. Seriously.

5. Band-aid Friction Block Stick – This stuff is magical. Really. If you have new shoes to break in or just a pair that habitually rubs, apply this stuff to the problem areas on your feet and ankles, and you don’t have to worry about blisters. I keep it in my purse because we all have those shoes that start off the day fine, but then start rubbing towards the end of the day. I never want to wish I had it on me.

6. lip balm – I’ll admit it: I’m a lip balm addict. I know it’s supposed to make your dry lips worse, but I don’t care. EOS mint is my current favorite.

7. lip color – I also like to have a lip color on me because sometimes you never know where your day will take you. Plus, it quickly helps you go from tired looking to pulled together if need be. I love Revlon lip butters because they’re light and smooth, but they still pack a mean punch in the pigment department.

8. hand sanitizer – I’m definitely not a germaphobe, but I like to have hand sanitizer in my purse for days that I’m out and about all day and just feel grimy, especially before eating!

9. lint roller – Sometimes my dog makes it impossible to look neat and tidy with his hair all over my clothes. A lot of times I’ll think I get it all, but then when I get to where I need to go, there’s more hair! Travel lint rollers are a lifesaver, especially for someone who likes to wear a lot of black.

10. phone – I mean, who can live without a phone these days? Enough said. (Like my phone case?)

So what’s in your purse? Am I missing anything important? Let me know what your go-to items are!

 

 

 

QB Eats Food: Bocadillas in the Financial District

Welcome to what I hope will be a regular series here! Since I now live in a mecca of delicious restaurants, I thought I should highlight some of them! Indianapolis is seriously starting to thrive in the foodie world (I mean…I worked at one of the top places in the city…no, seriously 🙂 ), but I had gotten to the point where I had exhausted almost all of my options (though there are still a couple of places I never got to try…I’m looking at you, Cerulean and Black Market…until next time!). Therefore, I’m super excited that there are so many fabulous places to try here!

Like I said in my last post, the first place we tried was Mamacita, but I didn’t even think of posting about it; I’m sure I’ll be back there though, so one day! My first official SF restaurant review is an adorable tapas place near our hotel in the Financial District: Bocadillos.

*Please excuse my iPhone photos. 🙂

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As I think I’ve said before, I’m the type of person who looks at a menu and just wants to order everything. Because of this, tapas/small plates restaurants are perfect for me because I can try many different dishes. The first things I noticed when we sat down were the cute little details of the restaurant, starting with the lights.

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And plates and a jar of silverware on each table.

bocadillos silverwareSeriously genius for a place with multiple dishes constantly being brought to the table. Since I was dining at a Spanish tapas restaurant, I felt I would be remiss if I didn’t order a Spanish wine. Never mind the fact that tempranillo is already one of my favorites.

bocadillos wineThere are so many tasty looking things on the menu, but we decided to start off with four items and then go from there if we were still hungry. We started off with the kale salad, complete with avocado, lemon vinaigrette, and pepitos. We both agreed that a bit of avocado was needed with each bite to help cut the bitterness of the kale; otherwise, it was very good!

bocadillos saladNext, came the patatas bravas with a romesco sauce and the Hamburguesa, which basically means a burger and fries.

bocadillos fries

bocadillos burgerThe fries were good – they were crispy on the outside and soft and yummy on the inside – but the spicy seasoning paired with the spicy sauce was just a bit too much for us. I powered through and ate more than Brett did, but towards the end, I just had to stop because my mouth couldn’t take the heat anymore. Next time I may ask them to go easy on the seasoning. The burger, however, was SO GOOD. It was so flavorful! It was essentially a slider, so we each only got about two bites, but those two bites were divine. I lobbied to order another but was shot down.

To finish, we had the bavette steak with chimichurri and black pepper.

bocadillos steakThere’s a restaurant in Indy where we would always go to split a chimicurri steak, but Bocadillos’ chimichurri is way better, in my opinion. The steak was tender, and the chimichurri had just the right amount of bite to it. While this was certainly not the best steak I’ve ever had, it was seriously tasty.

We decided to forgo dessert, but of course, twenty minutes later, when we got back to the hotel, my sweet tooth won over, so we ordered a brownie sundae in the bar. Boy, did we get a brownie.

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That brownie was seriously bigger than it looks in the picture! We couldn’t finish the whole thing, but it was good!

So back to Bocadillos: the atmosphere was pleasant (though it wasn’t very busy when we went – I’d be curious to go when crowded), and the food was delicious. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The only minor complaint I had was that the busser was almost too goodThat may sound like a weird complaint, but I’m not exaggerating when I say we had our water refilled every couple of minutes, sometimes only needing a half inch of water to fill the glass. Obviously, I’d rather have attentive service than nonexistent service, but it got to the point where I set my glass at the edge of the table so that he would stop reaching across me every three minutes and interrupting us. I suppose if that’s the only negative, then I’ll take it! 🙂

All in all, I really enjoyed my experience at Bocadillos. As I write more of these QB Eats Food reviews, I may come up with some sort of rating system. For now though, suffice it to say I would certainly recommend Bocadillos, and I will definitely be back!

 

 

 

Here I am, Opening a Box Again.

I’m bored in the hotel, so I decided to turn on my camera and capture the magic that is opening a box and taking out beauty products. I assumed you’d want to see, too. Was April’s box a hit or a miss? You’ll have to watch to find out; the suspense is killing you, I’m sure.

Here’s the breakdown:

Color Club Art Duo Pen

Full Size: $25 (for 3) // Sample Size: $8.33 (for 1)

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Silver Eyeliner

Full Size: $16 (0.04 oz.) // Sample Size: $12 (0.03 oz.)

Madison Reed Nourishing, Color-Enhancing Shampoo

Full Size: $19.95 (8 fl. oz.) // Sample Size: $2.49 (1 fl. oz.)

Madison Reed Nourishing, Color-Enhancing Conditioner

Full Size: $19.95 (8 fl. oz.) // Sample Size: $2.49 (1 fl. oz.)

KIND Snacks Healthy Grains Bar – Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt

Full Size: $11.88 (for 15) // Sample Size: $0.79 (for 1)

Total Box Cost: $10.00

Total Box Value: $26.10

Total Money Saved: $16.10

Final Thoughts: Cost-wise, this box was a good value, especially for the nail art pen and the eyeliner, which, ironically, were my least favorite items. However, when you look at the items I actually liked and/or will use, those come in at only $5.77, which is a huge bummer. I essentially wasted $4.23 this month. Watch the video above for more in-depth thoughts on each product.

I Opened a Box!

Watch my super cool video to see what I thought of this month’s Birchbox. A Birchbox reveal video? Totally new concept, right?   I mean, that beautiful face I’m making in the video thumbnail alone should be enticing!

 

Here’s the breakdown:

Eslor Skincare System

Comforting Mask Full Size: $38 (1.7 fl. oz.) / Sample Size: $3.79 (.17 fl. oz.)

Replenishing Scrub Full Size: $28 (1.7 fl. oz.) / Sample Size: $2.79 (.17 fl. oz.)

Soothing Cleanser & Refiner: $28 (2 fl. oz.) / Sample Size: $2.38 (.17 fl. oz.)

Soothing Cream: $65 (1.7 fl. oz.) / Sample Size: $6.50 (.17 fl. oz.)

Number 4 Non Aerosol Hairspray 

Full Size: $30 (6.76 oz.) / Sample Size: $4.47 (1 oz.)

Supergoop! CC Cream

Full Size: $30 (1.6 fl. oz.) / Sample Size: $1.87 (0.1 fl. oz.)

The Honest Company Organic Healing Balm

Full Size: $12.95 (3 oz.) (*I got this info from The Honest Co. site) / Sample Size: $3.25 (0.75 oz.)

Fatty Sundays Gourmet Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Full Size: $7 (for 5) / Sample Size: $0.71 (for 1)

Total Box Cost: $10.00

Total Box Value: $25.76

Total Money Saved: $15.76

Final Thoughts: Cost-wise, this box was a good value, especially for the expensive skincare products.  Would I have bought these things on my own?  Probably not.  For $10 though?  I’ll take it!  For my final review of this month’s box, watch the video!