Monday, July 25, 2016

9Wishes Vanishing Balm Review

I recently tried 9Wishes Vanishing Balm. It is a brightening balm that perfects your complexion, so that you don't need to use foundations, bb creams or cc creams. 

I was immediately impressed by the light texture of the balm. It is white balm that went on very evenly without depositing any color. 9Wishes left my skin looking bright, and I truly didn't need any foundation. Personally, I didn't need a powder on top, but oilier complexions might want one.

I have a dry, sensitive complexion, and 9Wishes Vanishing Balm was moisturizing and cool on my skin without being heavy. I liked the dewy look of my skin after using this balm-my face looked like it was lit from within-rosy and healthy. My pores looked diminished, and it made the fine lines under my eyes look much more plumped up and moisturized. 

9Wishes Vanishing Balm is absolutely a product that I am happy to incorporate into my skincare routine! It's gorgeous!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Luxury Scent Box Review

One of the best parts of writing Preppy Mom, is that I'm able to write about all the amazing things that, in my mind, are fantastic. My husband might listen to me talk about a new eyeshadow palette, ONCE, but let's be honest-he could care less. My 7 and 10 year old sons don't even know what I'm talking about, and my 80-something year old in-laws can't even believe I bought a what's it by a who's it, or why I would want to do so. I get really excited about new companies and products that I find, and I want to talk about them. So, here we are!

I have had the pleasure of trying Luxury Scent Box, a monthly fragrance subscription. Luxury Scent Box has subscriptions for both women and men. It was created to match its subscribers with fragrances that have ingredients that they like, and are in the same fragrance family with other fragrances that they enjoy. The founders are fragrance specialists, having studied fragrances and over 15 years of expertise in the world of perfume and cologne. 
Luxury Scent Box was created to help take the guess work and disappointment out of shopping for a new fragrance. The founders know about the different scent families, not to mention the intricacies of fragrances themselves, that they can recommend scents that will be a perfect (or very near perfect) for their subscribers. They also send you a purse sized decant of each fragrance, so that taking your favorite scent with you is easy. Luxury Scent Box was started, and remains in California.
Luxury Scent Box has created a short scent survey that populates fragrance recommendations selected for them. Subscribers are able to own a variety of scents over time, by choosing and receiving a new fragrance in a Luxury Scent Box travel size atomizer each month. Choosing from a large selection of 100% authentic designer fragrances as a part of the monthly consultation. Every month Luxury Scent Box is shipped straight to your door, and costs $15 per month.

Personally, I like sweeter fragrances that are fruity with vanilla or coconut. For my first fragrance, I asked to be surprised with a scent. I was sent Escada Agua del Sol. I love most of Escada's Summer editions, so I'm actually not surprised that I was matched with one of them. Agua del Sol means "Water of the Sun," if 8th grade Spanish serves me correctly. It is a warm scent with delicate tropical, fruity notes. Officially, the notes are Mandarin, Apricot Nectar and Sandalwood. It's absolutely delicious.

I had such a great experience with Luxury Scent Box, that I'll be subscribing to their service. I can't wait to see what they'll pick for me next! If you'd like to subscribe to Luxury Scent Box, you can find them at, or click on one of the links in this post.

***I was sent one month of Luxury Scent Box for review purposes. The opinions are 100% my own. The links in this review are to help readers to find Luxury Scent Box, and are not affiliate links.***

Summer Brights

NEW! Summer Brights 6-Piece Beauty Gift With Subscription

6 pc beauty gift FREE when you join Julep

Get Julep’s newest seasonal offer, the Summer Brights 6-Piece Beauty Gift when you join Julep Beauty Box. This free gift, valued at $106, features four summer-bright nail colors, their "Glow" highlighting powder, and Girl Code, a Dragonfruit crème lipstick. 

6 pc beauty gift FREE when you join Julep

To redeem your the Summer Brights 6-Piece Beauty Gift, add the gift to cart and use code HEYSUMMER at checkout. 

After you join Julep, you'll get a box of gorgeous and good-for-you beauty, nail, or skincare products delivered to your door every month. Julep offers the only full-size and fully-customizable beauty box out there, so you get what you want every month!

I love Julep! They have such great colors that have fantastic staying power. I've also really liked the skincare and color products that I've received.

This is a really good price for must have nail products. The links are affiliate links, but I receive no additional compensation from Julep.