YouTubin': Buzz Bags Unboxing

 

I hope you guys are enjoying the extra content that I’ve been sharing over on my YouTube channel, The Fangirl Diaries. This time around, I’m unboxing the May Buzz Bag, which is Alice in Wonderland themed. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our channel as I hope to be more active on it going forward and make sure to click the “like” button!

Special thanks to Buzz Bags for sending me these awesome packages to review!

YouTubin': Influenster “Super Mom” Vox Box Review

I’ve been having such a blast filming these videos for you guys over on my YouTube channel, The Fangirl Diaries. I’m coming at you guys with something a little different this time, and am reviewing the latest Influenster Vox Box. It was targeted at “Super Mom’s,” so I had a good time checking out what they included for us mommies (& criticizing some others)! Remember to subscribe to the channel if you are digging this extra content! 

Buzz Bags Review: Game of Thrones

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Do you remember the last time I reviewed Buzz Bags here on the blog? It’s a fandom jewelry subscription box that rivals Fandom of the Month Club. They have a different theme each month and for $15 you get a bag stuffed with goodies (namely, 3-5 accessories). In my experience, the bags often come with 5 more than 3, so you are definitely getting your moneys worth. When I broke down the Random Fandom Buzz Bag last time, I had a few gripes. Specifically, I was looking for more of their quality jewelry and less filler. Ask, and you shall receive.

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April’s bag was Game of Thrones themed and it was slammed with amazing finds! I was so happy to see their beautiful necklaces included (3 of them, no less!) because I thought they were definitely the stars of the show last time. I instantly fell in love with the Targaryen sigil necklace because I love me some Khaleesi, but the Westeros map and house cog are so wearable and adorable too! I’d love the way these would look paired with a choker and a deep V cut top.

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The Cool Fix

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Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. That means it’s time to slap on those bikini’s (a scary thought for me this year) and get to work pruning unwanted hair. This has been quite an issue for me ever since I got pregnant. My skin has been extra sensitive and it hasn’t really gone back to its usual self yet now 5 months postpartum. That’s why I was excited to try out Shaveworks’ The Cool Fix, which treats those pesky reactions your skin can get when shaving or waxing. I used this product for a week, and I was so happy with the results!

This targeted all-in-one gel lotion fights ingrown hairs, razor burn irritation, redness and everyday common hair removal woes from head to toe. Featuring a clinical level of a potent moisturizer, Mediacalm Complex, that instantly soothes the skin and reduces redness on contact – so gentle, it can be applied immediately after hair removal without the effect of burning or stinging. An effective combo of active ingredients including Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Phytic Acid, exfoliates dead skin cells on the surface, kills existing bacteria under the skin and simultaneously dissolves the dead skin so any hairs trapped underneath can be freed. The perfect solution for a tough fight against irritation and ingrown hairs. As if all of that wasn’t wonderful enough, a portion of the proceeds of the sale of this product is donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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I used this product daily, both in the morning and evening, for a week and have really noticed a difference in my bikini zone. The red bumps have lessened and so has the itchiness. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a staple in my new summer beauty regime! I have to add that I attempted to use this on my legs after shaving one evening, and I had a major Home Alone moment. Ouch, did it sting!!! I haven’t used it on my legs since, and have just stuck to my main problem area, which is the bikini zone.

Want to try it out for yourself now that bikini season is upon us?
Check it out at The Miami Beach Ulta (or an Ulta near you) – it retails for $26.

 

 

Disclosure; I was given a sample of this product for free in exchange for this review, however, all opinions are my own.

iRead: Yes Please

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I’m coming at you with another book review this week, and I’m happy to report that I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Next on my list was Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, and I was really excited to dig into it. I’ve been a big fan of Ms. Poehler since becoming a huge follower of Parks and Recreation during my pregnancy. It was my happy place and helped curb my anxiety after experiencing a loss. It means a lot to my fangirl heart. Her character, Leslie Knope, is basically what every woman aspires to be (or should), and I was happy to read that Amy was not Leslie, but someone I could relate to even more.

Yes Please gives you such a candid look into Amy’s life, and I think it especially spoke volumes to me because of the stage of my life that I am in. As a new mom in her mid-30’s trying to navigate through a world of new experiences and challenges, this book made me feel like I wasn’t alone. And not only was I not alone, but if I met Amy freaking Poehler for drinks, we would have so much common ground to talk about. And that felt refreshing.

I won’t go through the entire book, but some of the highlights that really spoke to me were the following:

“Good for you, not for me.”

This is a phrase that Amy discovered works best when you don’t agree with someone, but at the same time do not want to offend or belittle them. I think it’s so powerful and I’ve been using it a lot since finishing the book. She used it in reference to her onscreen and real life friend, Rashida Jones, who decided to give birth to her kids without any drugs and man, could I relate! I could have never passed on my epidural, but a lot of my friends have. I do not upturn my nose to their decision – good for them, not for me. I wish more people could use this mentally instead of all the verbal attacks I see being tossed around on social media. Being a woman is hard enough before everyone decides they need to judge every single one of your decisions and hold them under a microscope. Lets try to live in harmony, ok?

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