I've tried a lot of beauty products. Like A LOT. It's actually pretty alarming how many products I've tried, probably more than the average person.

I rarely don't like a beauty product. There is rarely an item that doesn't work for me, or an item I can't get too work.

That's why, when items don't work, or I have an adverse reaction to them, it's a big deal. I feel shocked, and sad that I wasted this money on something that didn't wind up working.

I'm also very weary about returning beauty products. I know every store & website has their own return policy but I just feel like returning beauty products is weird.

"Oh here's a lipstick I hated, please take it back." I know that Sephora takes back used items because they use them as testers, which is good to know (or so I've heard) but yeah, I never return items so they just collect dust in my drawers.

Like I said, not too many items have failed me but here's what has:

//Tarte Maracuja Oil: This is probably the biggest blunder of them all. I have two mini sizes of this from Tarte value sets and when I first tried this back in December, I thought my skin was just reacting badly to it because of all the issues I was having. I waited a few more months, till my skin was clear, but after two or three nights of using this, my skin dried up like a prune. I tried a few more times and it just was no use. I thought this holy grail oil would work for me, but it just goes to show that if something works for a lot of people, it still may not work for you. Beauty is unique to everyone.

//First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Eye Cream: I raved about this stuff back in the winter, because it really did clear up my eye issues within a few days. Then, as skincare does sometimes, it started revolting against me. Within a month, the cream stopped working and caused my eyes to dry up. I find it odd since all other First Aid Beauty products have done wonders for me. I feel such a betrayal when a product works, and then doesn't. SMH (This product has been discontinued it looks like, since I can't find a link anywhere and I got it on sale back in December)

//NYX Butter Lip Gloss in Red Velvet: The Butter Glosses from NYX have caused a love of lip gloss to reappear in my life. These glosses aren't sticky, and add just the right amount of color and shine to your lips. I have Tiramseu & Creme Brulee. They smell like vanilla cake and are so amazing. I figured for the fall, last year, I'd buy a darker color. I went with "Red Velvet", a dark red shade, and was deeply disappointed. It was a little patchy, a little stickier than my other glosses, and looked horrific over red lipstick. It's too patchy to wear on it's own, and I was highly upset over this. I haven't thrown it away yet, it's still sitting in my collection so maybe I'll try applying it over a red lip liner, for a simple red lip.

//NYX Green Concealer: The NYX HD Concealer is a definite top 5 favorites for me, so I figured I'd try out there colored, color correcting ones. I have heavy under eye bags, and I noticed a lot of redness appearing. I know that green concealer cancels out red, so why not try the NYX HD Green Concealer. I'm pretty sure I threw this out already, because it was that bad. It was so patchy, didn't blend at all, and the green tint never went away. It was a disaster.

//Micro Beauty Blenders: The beautyblender changed the game for me last August when I bought my first one. It's when I started using foundation on a daily basis and my make-up routine just got so much better afterwards. I've since bought another one in conjunction with my original one (time to probably throw the first one out, a year's use seems good enough). When the mini beauty blenders were released, I knew I needed them. Some days when I don't wear foundation, or just wear powder foundation, I still apply a liquid or cream concealer. Therefore I still need to use a beauty blender. I justified it as not wanting to wet an entire beauty blender when just applying concealer so I figured these mini ones would get the job done. They were good for a while, until they started to get on my nerves. They are just too small to hold in my hands and it's much easier to just use a regular one. I still have them in my collection, trying to figure out how to use them but who knows.

What beauty products have you tried and they were #epicfails? Let me know in the comments!

Soap & Glory was always one of those brands I heard about on Youtube, saw at Sephora, but never tried. I don't really have a reason... they were (& still are, very inexpensive), so that wasn't it. I just kept forgetting to try it out. Always kept building carts, and then deleting them, the contents disappearing from my site.

This was a constant game I played with myself, until mid December when Soap & Glory was about to vanish from Sephora and head to Drugstore.com since it was lowering it's prices.

If you didn't know, Soap & Glory is a UK beauty brand that has very cheeky, adorable packaging and some of the best skincare products I've ever tried. They have make-up, but a lot of it isn't available here in the US... hence why the products I'm going to talk about are strictly skincare.

They are most well known for their Hand Food Hand Cream & Righteous Body Butter-- both which were at the top of my list to try. Supposedly the scent is intoxicating, and now that I have tried & loved both products, they are.

I placed an order on Sephora back in December when everything was on sale for stupidly cheap prices, then went into a Sephora store and got one more product... then a few weeks back, placed an order on Drugstore.com for two new items.

Therefore, I feel like I can make a pretty good assumption on the brand & their products... plus I've used and loved every single product I'm about to talk about.

//Hand Food Hand Cream: I want this stuff slathered on my body 24/7. It is the least greasiest hand cream I have ever used, and it is by far the most incredible scent. I don't even know what it is. I literally am going to be of no help because I don't know what this bad boy smells like -- it's floral and feminine, but completely intoxicating and delicious. It leaves my skin very moisturized but not overly moisturized to the point where I can't hold my phone. I will for sure be repurchasing this when I run out.

//Righteous Body Butter: I bought this during the Sephora clear out, just a tiny tube of it but had no use for it, because I was using a different lotion at the time. When I started my new job in April, I brought this to the office to leave in my desk. I usually have my Hand Food cream with me but I'd be lying if I said I was too lazy to reach into my bag to get it. Also, I like the idea of leaving things at work -- so much more adult! This is heavier than the hand cream, but has the same scent. It's also not greasy as you'd expect a body butter to be, because I can go right back to work. Once the winter comes, I'm ordering a huge tube of this stuff to keep at home.

//Great Kisser Lip Balm: One of my favorite beauty vloggers, MakeUpByTiffanyD has been raving about this lip balm for years. When my face was freaking out with dryness and swelling back in the winter, I grabbed this during a Sephora run to try to tame my swollen, dry, and cracked lips. Not realizing that it had petroleum in it, I realized it soon after-- and petroleum isn't good for chapped lips. I have though, gotten use out of this because I keep it in my bag and use it as a glossy balm. It is very sticky, but the smell (vanilla bean) is too good to resist. I like the gloss it gives my lips and it's a no fuss product. I may actually move this into my work desk too....

//Sit Tight Super Intense 4-D Firming & Smoothing Lower Body Serum: This can be considered a controversial product because a lot of people may think it takes a lot more to firm your butt & thighs, and get rid of cellulite, than just using a serum. And there is... and the adorable packaging said so. It said something like "don't eat junk food and stuff your face..." or something like that-- something a lot of people would find offensive because America is easily offended these days(another day, another post). A lot of Youtubers said this work, but after CoffeeBreak With Dani said it burned and worked, I knew I needed it. With the blessing & coersion of my mother, I ordered it and my goodness it works!!!!!!!! My ass was ON FIRE after using it.. like to the point where I was in a little bit of pain. I haven't used it religiously so I don't know if there are any results happening back there, but we'll see. The burn is worth it, honestly.

//Heel Genuis Foot Cream: My feet are gross. Feet in general aren't appealing but my feet have always been an issue. I have never found a foot cream that does me right, but this one has quickly made a climb to the top. I ordered this when I ordered the tightening serum, because it was there and I was curious. It has a gel like consistency and smells minty.. it gives a teeny bit of a cooling effect which is nice. I used this for a few nights in a row, slathering it on my feet and putting socks on while I slept, and I noticed a difference within three days. My heels were smoother & softer. My feet, the next morning, were also very greasy and I was slipping out of my shoes. It took me three days to figure out why. I've been reserving this for the weekends, until fall comes around and we say goodbye to sandal weather and my feet aren't a slippery mess. Otherwise, this is an amazing cream.

Next up on my Soap & Glory list? Their Flake Away Body Scrub. Come to mama-- let's exfoliate!

Have you tried Soap & Glory? What are your favorite products that I should try? 

Shop my stash below! 
All items were received for consideration -- all opinions are my own

I have not been shy about my obsession with beauty products... it seems that with each passing day, each new product & each new Youtube video, the addiction gets worse. I can't explain why I love beauty so much ... it's just so much fun to apply make-up and play up a different look each day. You can completely transform your look with one swipe of lipstick.

I've have, though, gotten a lot better about not buying makeup items that I don't need because the amount of product was starting to overwhelm me, but my skincare collection has grew since that. Skincare is just a lot easier to go through, and to me, it's worth investing in some great product.

As a resident beauty junkie, receiving surprise packages in the mail filled with makeup & skincare items is pretty much like Christmas day.

It's rare that I don't know a package is coming but over the past two months, it's happened a few times ... two of them being what this entire post is about.

I've heard of Borghese before, because it's a semi well known brand that is carried in Bloomingdales. I rarely buy make-up that isn't found in Sephora or the drugstore, because I'm lazy, cheap, and the rewards program at Sephora is just too good to shop anywhere else.

To my surprise, I was contacted by a PR firm asking if I wanted to be sent some Borghese product for consideration -- I happily agreed & then totally forgot about it. Until a package showed up on my doorstep a few weeks later.

The package was amazing, filled with so many items and my goodness, it made my day! I'll get into what was in the first package, but two weeks ago, another package showed up on my doorstep from Borghese and it was filled with face masks. I had no idea this one was coming so this was a real surprise. I was squealing with delight.

(Side note: My mom & sister love when I get packages like this because it means more makeup & skincare for them to try as well)

I've been playing around with the makeup and masks for the past few weeks, and I have to say, they're pretty amazing. I thought Borghese was a lot more expensive, but it's not completely un-affordable.

Now, I haven't tried EVERYTHING that I was sent, but I have played around with everything and I'm excited to share it with you!

First up, the makeup:

//Superior State of the Art Mascara: I have so many mascaras open so this one hasn't bee used yet. I don't even think I opened it because I didn't want it to try out, so stay tuned for thoughts on this! It retails for $19.50 which isn't that bad since Too Faced & Benefit mascaras cost a little over $20.

//Color Eclipse Eclissare 5-Shade Eyeshadow Palette: I haven't tried this palette out either, because I have so many eyeshadow palettes and I don't use them as often as I'd like because I'm lazy and get into no eyeshadow funks. Also, these colors are more suitable for fall--dark grey & greens. The quality seems to be superb and I can't wait to dig my brushes into them once sweater weather arrives! The price is also right at $29 -- not that expensive, but a little pricey for only 5 eyeshadows.

//Kabuki Brush: I love this brush but I'm pretty sure my sister stole it from me. It is super soft, and great for bronzer or powder. I stopped using my ELF Kabuki Brush altogether once I got this, but now I can't seem to find it. It retails for $25 which is about the right price for a high end brush.

//Eclissare Color Glass Lip Gloss in Gilt: I have hardly used this product because it is pure glitter. This definitely isn't something I'd buy, or wear everyday and it has really just been sitting in my drawer for the past two months. It's wearable, for a night out, but not my taste. Retails for $21.50

Lipstick on top; lipgloss on bottom -- doesn't look as bad as I described
//Color Struck Lipstick in Swoon: I don't think I've ever seen a lipstick with chunky glitter in it, but this one definitely has that. It's very similar to the lip gloss in that sense, and also in the sense that I haven't worn it at all. Maybe I'll give it away?

//Summer Glow Tinted Moisturizer: I'm obsessed with BB Creams & tinted moisturizers so this was probably the best thing to happen to me. It seems to come in one color (not sure what color that is), and has a pump (which is a blessing in the beauty world). It gives the face a luminous finish, without being too overpowering, and truly gives a gorgeous finish. I wear this on days where I don't want too much coverage, or a heavy feeling foundation, Whenever I apply it, I am shocked by how natural & nice my skin looks. This retails for $29.50, a nice price for a high end tinted moisturizer.

//Eclissare Blush in Flight: This blush is BIG... one of the biggest blushes I have in my collection. It's also a very unique color. It is sparkly, definitely not a matte finish, and it's a deep brownish plum -- gorgeous for the Fall. (PLEASE I JUST NEED FALL!) That hasn't stopped me from wearing it, though. It gives a very natural, glowy finish to the cheeks and I love it!

That is all the makeup I received, and honestly I'm pretty happy with it. I don't think I would've ever bought any of these on my own, just because I haven't heard too much about Borghese around the internet so I'm glad I was able to try this brand out. I would definitely purchase more items from them.

Now onto the skincare (aka ALL FACE MASKS) I received. I'm obsessed & addicted to face masks (post on that coming soon).

These are all mud masks, and I've only tried one (the Active Mud For Delicate Dry Skin) and it was incredible. I'm excited to try the black, purfying one and I may do that tonight.

The masks I received were all from the Fango line: two tubes of Mineral Active Mud for Face & Body, Purifying Mud Mask for Face & Body  and the one I already used -- which costs over $70!

I'll keep you all updated on the masks, and will mention if any of them turn out to be favorites in my favorite face mask post.

I'm very grateful that I could try all these amazing products out, and will always give my honest opinion!

Has anyone tried Borghese? What is one beauty brand you've been curious to try and haven't yet? Tell me in the comments!

Ever since I could remember, I have had an intense fascination with the Kennedy family. As history states, they are Camelot, they are our royalty.

I think the reason for the this obsession was my aunt & mom's adoration for Jackie O. I mean, my aunt has a Jackie O Barbie Doll that is still in the packaging, and she got it probably before Jackie passed away in 1994.

When I was younger, every biography book report I ever did was on four people: Princess Diana, Walt Disney, JFK, and Jackie Kennedy.

The family is so tragic, so dramatic, so filled with scandal, and glamour. They are fascinating to me and I want to know so much about them.

Like I said, I've read a lot of books about the Kennedy family, but I felt that it was time for another round. I needed a new book to listen too, after I listened to "The News Sorority" (review coming soon!) and I knew I wanted something on the memoir road. I've been addicted to memoirs and biographies, as you can tell from my last two book reviews.

I settled on the Kennedy book called "The Good Son" which surrounds the special relationship of Jackie O & JFK Jr. It's written by Christopher Andersen, who has written so many awesome biographies, including two of my favorites "William & Kate" & "After Diana"

The book was read by a man, an aside from Andy Cohen, I hadn't listened to a man read a book but after a few chapters, I got used to it.

It was a very hefty book, with lots of first hand accounts, and a lot of information. It started out with the day JFK Jr died in a plane crash (I remember the day in 1999 quite vividly) and then proceed to go in chronological order, from the day JFK Jr was born, the day JFK was assassinated, and so on and so forth.

It was so interesting to hear all of the stories, some a lot the public may have not known. These "inside scoops" did in fact, make me wonder how much of the book was actually true. I found myself, more times than one, asking "But how do they KNOW that?"

It was very cool to hear all the parts of history I had learned about in my history books... the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of JFK, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, and all the other major milestones throughout the years.

I felt like I learned so much about the Kennedy family, and I loved the way this book focused on the high standards that were put on JFK Jr, before he was even 1-years-old. The book did not mention Caroline Kennedy nearly as much as I thought, but probably because the book IS called 'The Good SON.'

Getting a glimpse inside the lives of the most famous family around was incredible. Listening to the stories of how protective Jackie was of the children, how she moved them to New York to try to live a semi normal life after their dad died, how glamorous she was but also how private, it was so different from what I expected.

I really enjoyed the book and felt like I had learned everything I could've ever wanted to know about the Kennedys... so much that even though I wanted to listen or read another book about them right after I finished this one, I couldn't bare it because I felt that it would be repetitive.

If you're like me and you find this family incredibly interesting, I would highly recommend this book. It kept my attention but was also so informative, I learned so much!

What is your guilty pleasure book genre? Tell me in the comments!

It feels like as soon as I write one Birchbox review, the next month's box arrives at my doorstep. It also seems that the moment we all receive one month, Birchbox is already talking about the next month!

I love getting these monthly boxes delivered to my door... it's like a little present each month. I have though, been thinking a lot about cancelling. Not because I don't enjoy it, not because I don't have the money, but because I have come to the realization that I have too much stuff.

The other night I was so overwhelmed by my room that I start throwing things out and reorganizing everything. I went through my Ikea drawers and just threw away old, expired make-up and got my shit together.

I started taking unused and unopened items and putting them in a "goodie bag" along with a lot of beauty items I've collected since starting my new job as a Social Media Coordinator for a major beauty brand.

I love "stuff" but it's getting to be a little ridiculous. I may stop Ipsy after the next month, just because I really do adore Birchbox and all the added amenities that come with the subscription.

If you haven't signed up for Birchbox yet, check it out. For $10 a month you get 4-6 beauty or lifestyle items. You can customize your profile to fit your needs, wants, and style, and I have to say, they're pretty accurate when it comes to giving you what you want.

This month was pretty awesome, aside from a gorgeous smelling perfume sample that I can't use because I'm allergic to fragrance (crying emoji).

Before we get into what I got in my box, can we take a moment to admire the gorgeousness that is this box? I am so happy that Birchbox has gotten rid of the plain, old brown boxes and has been sending these beauties in beautifully designed boxes. It makes it that much sweeter!

Here's everything I got in my July Birchbox:

//Bumble & Bumble All-Style Blow Dry: I have never used anything from Bumble & Bumble but I've heard amazing things about them. I'm so happy that Birchbox is now carrying the full line so maybe now I could try more! I haven't used this yet because I don't blow dry my hair in the summer but I'll be sure to test it out soon!

Sample size: 3/5
Full size: $30

//Cartier La Panthere Eau De Parfum: This smells SO GOOD. I was so sad to see a perfume sample in my box this month... I usually never minded it before but after finding out I was allergic to perfumes back in January, I feel like this is a wasted sample. If I wasn't allergic, I probably would've used this entire bottle already.

Sample size: 2/5
Full size: $100 (MY GOD THAT IS EXPENSIVE)

//Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant: I always love getting skincare items in my boxes, mostly because they're easy to go through and I can always tell if I'll like something after a few tries. I love Dr. Brandt and I'm obsessed with exfoliators so this item made me happy. I haven't tried it yet but I have no doubt that I'll love it.

Sample size: 3/5
Full size: $78

//Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer: I love getting Liz Earle products in my Birchbox because 1) they're amazing and 2) they're always ridiculously large samples. I've been having a moment with skin sprays lately and this spray toner is fueling the addiction. It smells a little weird but is very refreshing. It says that you can use it for all skin types, either to prep your skin for make-up, set your make-up or just as a refresher throughout the day. I've been using it to prep my skin for my daytime skincare & nighttime, and just to refresh throughout the day. I love it!

Sample size: 4/5
Full size: $25 (probably will repurchase since the price is right)

//Stila Look at Me Liquid Lipstick: Everyone received one of these in their Birchbox this month and we were able to pick what color we wanted. I chose this hot pink shade called "Bella" and my goodness it is bright. It's stunning, I don't know where I'm going to wear it because bright lips, for me at least, are reserved for nights out or a brunch with friends, but I need to find somewhere to rock this bright pink lip.

Sample size: 4/5
Full size: $22

This was honestly a really good box. The only item I was meh about was the perfume-- everything else I will get an insane amount of use of!

What is your favorite subscription service? Tell me in the comments!

I seem to be the only blogger that hasn't blogged about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet but I feel like it's an obligation, especially because I shopped it hardcore.

I usually hate when every blogger posts about the same thing but this is necessary. It's a ridiculous sale and I've never shopped it before.... and I don't know why. Probably because I never had a job that paid enough for me to have extra cash to shop.

Last week, when the sale went live, I made the bold (and impulse) decision to open a Nordstrom credit card to shop the sale early access. It took me less than five minutes, and I did it at work -- which is highly dangerous. I had the support of my friends who also did the same thing, so it seemed to be a good idea. Right?

I promise I'm cancelling it the moment I pay my bill. I cannot have another store credit card. It's not good for me.

I really did need some new fall, work clothes, and a new pair of ballet flats. I figured the prices were too difficult to resist so I took the plunge.

Funny story... after I placed this order, I placed another impulse order of $70 on this Kendra Scott Necklace and this Bucket Bag (Currently unavailable but here is a similar one) . I quickly panicked and had intense buyer's remorse so I called Nordstrom and asked them to cancel the order.

The next day, I calmed down, and re-ordered the necklace along with a Kate Spade iPhone 6 case (I accidentally ordered an iPhone 6 Plus case and didn't realize it until I opened the package. I exchanged it for this one and it's on it's way too me!)

Anyways... I'm continuing to look at the sale and see what other low price goodies I can get! Everything from my order I'm extremely happy with and it's making me long for the fall even more than I already am!

Love By Design Crotchet High/Low Pullover | Pleione Split Neck Top | B.P Long Textured Open Cardigan Sam Edleman Alaine Topline Flat (These don't fit so I'm returning them) | Naturalizer Jennings Knee High Boot

Also got these two items but couldn't find good photos of them:

Painted Threads Print Fringe Trim Poncho

Calson Long Sleeve Crewneck Cotton Tee 

This sale was incredible and I wouldn't be surprised if I placed another order before it was over. 

Have you shopped the sale yet? Tell me what you got!

PS: This was my first attempt at Photoshop. I learned for my job and have been doing some graphics for them so I bought my own account and created this yesterday. What do you guys think?!!!

I've been trying to buy less and spend less money on make-up but it doesn't seem to be working. I've definitely cut back, but I still like to treat myself to something new every so often.

These items have been collected over the course of two months and I've been loving & using all of them religiously.

There's always new things at the drugstore, and obviously those are more affordable but I do love myself a good high end make-up splurge!

Here are some of the beauty items I've been LOVING lately.

//Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation: I've been lusting after this drugstore foundation since it came out last year. It's definitely on the pricey side of the drugstore, rounding out anywhere from $10-$13. I finally splurged on it and it's been life changing. It's a very liquid, water like foundation that has medium-full(ish) coverage. I apply it with a Beauty Blender and it gives me the most beautiful demi matte, powder finish. It wears pretty well throughout the day and I've been wearing it almost everyday. It's well worth the price.

//Maybelline Lip Studio Color Blur: I have been obsessed with lip products lately and I cannot get enough. When I saw that Maybelline released a new line of matte lip colors, I went searching for them and couldn't find them for weeks at my local CVS or Duane Reade. I finally went to Rite Aid in my neighborhood and they had ALL the new beauty products. I picked up this one in "I Like to Mauve It" and love it! It's a little on the pinker side of mauve but it's a great "Kylie Jenner" type of color. It's really comfortable on the lips and the perfect everyday color.

//Loreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lipcolour Stick: In the same breath, L'Oreal released their own line of matte lip colors. They also had ones called "Le Lacquer" and I may want to try those too. I got one in the shade "She's So Matte" and it's a little darker than the Maybelline one. Still, it's very comfortable and a little more matte than the Maybelline. Once again, a perfect every day color!

//Too Faced Sole Mates Blushing Bronzer: These are $34 and 'limited edition' and were released around Valentine's Day. There's only two shades, named after two of the best TV couples ever "Carrie & Big" and "Rachel and Ross." I wasn't going to spend $34 on it so I never got it. That was, until I was in my local Nordstrom Rack and they had a whole bin full of both shades, for $8!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I picked up "Carrie & Big" immediately and haven't used another bronzer since. It's really hard to use the bronzer and blush separately, so I just take a kabuki brush and swirl them together for a luminous, bronzy glow. Ugh, I cannot get enough!

//Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Love Hangover: When I saw that Too Faced was releasing new blushes, I knew I needed one. I didn't know when they were being released, until I woke up one morning and saw that they were up for grabs on Home Shopping Network. I immediately ordered it while I was walking to the train station (I have an addiction) and within a week, this adorable little blush was at my door. It's the perfect everyday, warm pink color that looks very natural on the cheeks. They are 16 hour blushes and honestly, they are very long wearing. They're smooth and perfect and I want more!

//Becca Cosmetics + Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector: I watch a lot of Youtube videos, and love a lot of Youtube v-loggers. All of them talk about Becca's highlighters, and all of them love Jaclyn Hill. With good reason too, as she is one of the OG's of Youtube Beauty Blogging and she is funny, beautiful, down to earth, and relatable. I want to be her! Anyways, Becca & Jaclyn collaborated on a new highlighter called "Champagne Pop". It's $38 but I needed it because it's limited edition and I was in need of a new powder highlight. It was worth it because it's the most intense, beautiful highlight. I've been wearing it every day and I can't stop. You can build up the intensity as much as you want and it looks good on pretty much everyone. I'm obsessed and may never wear another highlight again.

What beauty products have you picked up lately? Tell me in the comments!

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Audible is still BAE and I am still listening to any book I can get my hands on.

Confession: I love Bravo. I love the Real Housewives series, and I love Andy Cohen. He is such a larger than life character and he just always looks like he's having fun.

When I heard back in October that he was coming out with a book (I didn't realize he had already written a book called Most Talkative), I knew I wanted to read it. Then I read reviews and heard it wasn't that great.

Fast forward to two months ago after I finished Bethenny Frankel's relationship book. I had so enjoyed listening to the author read their own book that I knew I wanted to continue that streak. I wasn't ready for a fiction book so I figured since Andy Cohen narrated his book "The Andy Cohen Diaries" it would be a good choice.

OMG. Favortie.Book.Ever

I will preface by saying I wouldn't have liked it if I wasn't listening to it. Hearing him explain the stories in the book, exaggerating certain parts, and hearing him name drop was just too good. You need to listen to this book to really enjoy it, in my opinion.

Basically, the entire book is one big diary. He starts off with the date, and takes you through a year of his life. From Real Housewives Drama, to him getting his famous dog Waca, to participating in a softball tournament, to Joan Rivers death, it was all highly entertaining.

Listening to him speak the words he had written was hilarious. I had to choke back laughs on the train on a daily basis.

It was so outrageous, and if you've ever watched 'Watch What Happens Live" you know how insane Andy Cohen can be.

Getting a look inside his private life was so interesting, like reading a giant issue of InTouch Weekly. It was filled with behind the scenes scoop, every celebrity name you can imagine, and trips to Europe and private islands.

Andy is BFF with Sarah Jessica Parker, which I didn't know and her name shows up quite a bit. So does Cher's name.

Side note: Andy does impressions of a few great celebrities and they are hilarious. Not good, but funny.

It was filled with laughs and love and drama and inside scoop, and created a great portrait of what it's like to be famous, work with these incredible people, in New York City. It was borderline inspiring, in a weird way, to listen to Andy's daily tasks and how much goes into his job.

This is the perfect low, key summer reading (or listening). If you are much more of an actual reader, and love celebrity gossip and Bravo, pick this book up. It's an easy, quick read *or listen, and it's a great in between for when you don't know what to read but you want something not serious.

I love celebrity memoirs and I think this was a perfect one to add to the list!

It's no secret that I'm a huge subscription box junkie. I love the idea of subscription boxes; little gifts delivered to your door every month. Whether it's jewelry, food, or beauty, I think they're all awesome!

Beauty subscriptions are the OG of subscription boxes and I feel like everyone is coming out with one now. I've seen over the past year or so, that Target started a seasonal beauty box. I've always been intrigued because uh, Target is BAE and it's not a subscription box you can sign up for.

Target releases a box of goodness for $7 filled with full size, sample size, and foil packet items from their beauty section. That means skincare, make-up, nail polish, and tools. It's actually pretty awesome because the value of the box always, for sure, exceeds $7.

The hard thing is, is that since you don't subscribe, you have to pay attention and keep an eye out for when the box is released on Target's website. It sells out pretty fast, and you have to actually go through an order process of placing the box in your cart, filling out the info, etc.

One day I was online, looking through the many beauty Facebook groups I'm part of and saw that someone posted about the Target Beauty Box. I immediately clicked the link and bought the box for $7. It didn't take too long to ship and before I knew it, this box of heaven was on my doorstep.

It's a really nice box, sturdy and feels a little luxurious. It comes with a card that tells you the name and description of everything in the box, along with nice, red tissue paper.

I knew what was coming in the box before it arrived because you can see it on the Target website, I was wonderfully surprised to open this box and see what was inside. (I got this box over a month ago, but haven't had a moment to blog about it until now) I remember being so giddy and squealing when I saw everything inside.

Here's everything that was inside this incredible box:

//Revlon HD Lipstick: I didn't really have a desire to try this product, hence why I didn't buy it myself, but it was a very nice surprise. It's a smooth, creamy consistency and applies really nicely. I haven't had a chance to wear it because it's a fire engine red color and while I love it, I don't wear that kind of color everyday.

//Olay Regenerist Luminous HydraSwirl Eye Cream: I was most excited for this product because I'm a sucker for an eye cream, especially one that gears toward tired eyes and dark circles. It has a luminous swirl which helps with brightening the undereye area. I think this product does actually work because whenever I use it, my eyes do look brighter the next morning. I have very sensitive under-eyes and this does slightly irritate it but nothing that I can't handle. I have continued to use this, switching off with another eye cream that I'll talk about in another post, and I do like it. It was definitely a nice addition to the box, which increased the value by a lot.

//Sinful Colors Nail Polish: I already did a Manicure Monday on this color called Thimbleberry but I was really excited for it. I painted my nails the moment I took it out of the box. This color is the perfect summer coral/pink/reddish color and the formula is pretty good. Sinful Colors is pretty inexpensive and it's hard to find a good formula when something is that cheap but this was a nice surprise. 

//Fekkai Professional HairCare: The thing I liked about the Target box was that even though you knew what was coming, there were multiple types of boxes and people got different products, different colors, etc. The Fekkai product I got was a deluxe sample size of the Pre-Solei Hair Radiance and Protection Mist. I just got a Keratin treatment so I feel like I don't need to use extra haircare products but after using this a few times, I know I have too. It helps tame the frizz, makes your hair shiny, and smells fantastic. It's an actual spray bottle, not an aerosal can which I prefer. This sample will last a long time and I'm a sucker for hair products so bring it on, Target! 

//Cutex Advanced Nail Remover Pads: This little packette came with three remover wipes and I'm confused as to why I didn't go out and buy a full size yet. These pads took my nail polish off like a dream. It didn't leave a residue, took the color off completely and was super fast and easy. I've never loved a nail polish remover so much.

I will for sure be buying this box when it hits shelves, I'm assuming soon, for the Fall season. Follow me on Twitter and I'll let everyone know when it's available again! 

Have you ever subscribed to the Target BeautyBox? What's your favorite subscription service?