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The Pillow Box – October 2013

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The Pillow Box is back! Well at least it is for me…lol. I’ve been a bit out of the loop as I mentioned before but I’m so glad that I received this month’s Pillow Box from Our Shade of Brown (formerly My Shade of Brown for those of y’all savvy readers that are familiar with the Pillow Box posts). The name may be slightly different but Our Shade of Brown is still providing awesome premium sized sample products tailored to women of color all wrapped up inside the cute little Pillow Box to its subscribers each month. Check out this month’s box…

Dr. Miracle's Follicle Healer

Dr. Miracle’s Follicle Healer

The Naked Bee Hand Sanitizer

The Naked Bee Hand Sanitizer

Elegant  Minerals Foundation in Dark Honey

Elegant Minerals Foundation in Dark Honey

Pink Powder Parlor Lip Stick in Coral

Pink Powder Parlor Lip Stick in Coral

I personally think this box came right on time for the cooler Fall temps we’ve been having. I must say that my favorite item in this month’s box is the Pink Parlor Lip Stick…I’ve only swatched it but I think it compliments my skin tone beautifully. And I can’t wait to try the Dr. Miracle’s sample, I’ve tons of great things about their products recently.

Stay connected with Our Shade of Brown….

  • Like them on Facebook
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  • And for details on how you can get your own Pillow Box check out their website.

Have you signed up for Our Shade of Brown yet? What subscription services are you signed up for? What is your fall/winter must have beauty item?

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The Pillow Box – July 2013

I know I say this all the time but it’s so true…I love the My Shade of Brown Pillow Box. I’ve been posting about the MSB Pillow Box for quite some time now (here and here just to share a few) and the excitement never ends!

If you are new to the blog and not familiar with My Shade of Brown let me tell you…My Shade of Brown provides a monthly beauty subscription service called the Pillow Box. And what makes this particular monthly subscription service different from all the rest is that the products included in the Pillow Box are geared towards women of color.

I received this month’s box on late last week and of course I opened it immediately. Check out what was inside….

July Pillow Box

July Pillow Box

m.a.d.e. Prep'n'Set Spray

m.a.d.e. Prep’n’Set Spray

m.a.d.e. Mineral Pigment in Brownie

m.a.d.e. Mineral Pigment in Brownie

m.a.d.e. Mineral Pigment in New Penny

m.a.d.e. Mineral Pigment in New Penny

m.a.d.e. Glow Powder

m.a.d.e. Glow Powder

As you can see this month’s Pillow Box was filled with cosmetics from m.a.d.e. Cosmetics, which is a natural cosmetic line. I’m most excited about the New Penny Mineral Pigment and the Prep’n’Set spray.

Which m.a.d.e. Cosmetic product would you be most interested in trying? Are you a fan of mineral makeup? Have you checked out My Shade of Brown yet?

To find out more about My Shade of Brown and the Pillow Box subscription service check out their website. And you can also follow them on , Twitter, Instagram and like them on FaceBook.

The Pillow Box – June 2013

I was so excited when I saw the June Pillow Box in the mail earlier this week…I mentioned several times before how much I love My Shade of Brown’s Pillow Box beauty subscriptions. I’ve posted about it here, here and several other times…lol.

Like I mentioned the Pillow Box is a monthly beauty subscription but what makes them stand out is that the products included in this box are geared towards women of color. And being the frugalnista (made up word) that I am, I love that it’s totally affordable. For just $10 a month, you can have the My Shade of Brown Pillow Box delivered right to your door. Check out what came in this month’s box…

June Pillow Box

June Pillow Box

This month’s Pillow Box was somewhat different….it was filled with the complete sample sized set of Balanced Beauty Systems Botanical Skin Care line. It also came with a complete skin care routine guide including a day, night and weekly regimen.

Botanical Facial Cleanser

Botanical Facial Cleanser

Botanical Facial Toner

Botanical Facial Toner

From left to right: Microdermabrasion Cream, Replenish Moisture Cream and Light Moisture Cream

From left to right: Microdermabrasion Cream, Replenish Moisture Cream and Light Moisture Cream

Balanced Beauty Systems Botanical Skin Care line is sulfate free, paraben free and fragrance free, which is always a plus. I can’t wait to give these products a try!

Are you familiar with Balanced Beauty Systems? Have you signed up for the My Shade of Brown Pillow Box yet?

To find out more about My Shade of Brown and the Pillow Box subscription check out their website. And you can also follow them on , Twitter, Instagram and like them on FaceBook.

The Pillow Box – May 2013

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I hope that everyone had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! I know I did…I enjoyed great company and ate myself silly, lol. I even had a chance to play around with some of the goodies from the May Pillow Box, that actually received about two weeks ago. I’ve been so busy with the kiddos and their end of the school year stuff that I haven’t had a chance to share it with y’all.

If you’re not familiar with My Shade of Brown, it’s a monthly beauty subscription service with products geared towards women of color, I’ve posted about them before here and here. I absolutely love My Shade of Brown….it’s totally affordable! For just $10/month you can have the Pillow Box, filled fit beauty products and samples delivered right to your door. And trust me when I say the Pillow Box never seems to disappoint! Look at what came in this month’s box…

The May Pillow Box

The May Pillow Box

olive.milk.honey Beauty and Balance Bar

olive.milk.honey Brighten and Balance Bar

Soft Sheen Carson AMLA Legend Rejuvinating Oil Moisturizer

Soft Sheen Carson AMLA Legend Rejuvenating Oil Moisturizer

Nivea Q10 Advanced Wrinkle Reducer Night Creme

Nivea Q10 Advanced Wrinkle Reducer Night Creme

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous swatched.

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous swatched.

So what do you think about the May Pillow Box? I would have to say my favs are the olive.milk.honey Brighten and Balance Bar, which smells amazing and the Miz BelleZZa Color Stick.

To find out more about My Shade of Brown and the Pillow Box subscription check out their website. And you can also follow them on , Twitter, Instagram and like them on FaceBook.

What is your fav product from the May Pillow Box? What monthly beauty subscriptions to you use? Did you do anything exciting Memorial Day weekend?

Midweek Mani Pastel Green & Dots

I was out-of-town this past weekend so I missed doing my “regular” MANICure Monday post. I polished my nails on Friday (not my normal self-mani day) and my nails ended up looking a mess by Sunday sooooo….I’ve been dying to trying out the new Nabi Cosmetics nail polish in Pastel Green that I posted about here and I decided to give myself a mid-week mani. Check it out…I think I’m in love with this color.  

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Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish in Pastel Green

Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish in Pastel Green

NYC in Lexington Yellow; China Glaze in Surreal Appeal; Spoiled by WnW in Correction Tape and my trust dotting tool.

NYC in Lexington Yellow; China Glaze in Surreal Appeal; Spoiled by WnW in Correction Tape and my trusty dotting tool.

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I must say that I am quite impressed with the Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish. Not only do I love the color but the polish is thick and glides on great. This is definitely one of my favorite from the March My Shade of Brown Pillow Box.

What are you rocking on your nails this week?

The Pillow Box – March 2013

So I’m extra excited today…it’s the first day of Spring and I received my March Pillow Box today! Let me just say that this my be my favorite box to date and it could not have come at a better time. If you’re not familiar with the My Shade of Brown Pillow Box, it’s a monthly beauty subscription box that’s geared towards women of color, I’ve posted about it here and here. What I love most about the My Shade of Brown Pillow Box is that it’s one of the most affordable beauty subscription services available. For just $10 month you can get a box filled with beauty products delivered right to your doorstep. If that’s not enough to excite you then check out the awesome goodies in this month’s box…

My Shade of Brown March Pillow Box

My Shade of Brown March Pillow Box

 

Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish in Pastel Green

Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish in Pastel Green

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Purple Glitter

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Purple Glitter

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Cocoa

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Cocoa

Nabi Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Cosmos

Nabi Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Cosmos

As you can see the March Pillow box is packed with some of the hottest colors for this season and they’re all from Nabi Cosmetics. I especially in love with the Pastel Green nail polish and the Cosmos lip gloss.

To find out more about My Shade of Brown and the Pillow Box subscription check out their website. And you can also follow them on , Twitter, Instagram and like them on FaceBook.

What item would you like to try from the March Pillow Box?

The Pillow Box – January 2013

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Yay! I finally received the first My Shade of Brown Pillow Box for 2013! And I’m excited to share with y’all what was inside. If you are not familiar with My Shade of Brown let me give you the scoop…they a monthly subscription service. Basically My Shade of Brown sends out 4 to 5 premium sized beauty samples each month enclosed in their signature Pillow Box. But what I love most is that their products are geared towards women of color and it’s affordable, just $10 a month. Take a look at few of my previous post here and here, it really is an amazing and affordable service. Check out what was included in this month’s box…

Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips

Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red swatched.

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red swatched.

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue swatched.

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue swatched.

Black Opal Oil Free Moisturizer

Black Opal Oil Free Moisturizer

Y’all already know I’m over super crunk about the Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips…can you say Manicure Monday! And I absolutely love the Ocean Blue eye liner; the color blue is amazing against brown skin. I love blue eye liner because it’s a fun way add a pop of color to your everyday makeup look to spice things up. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram because I will definitely be posting a picture or two of me rocking the Nabi Cosmetic Eye Liner in Ocean Blue. I’m also excited to try out the Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red…I have yet to master the Red lip but doesn’t stop me from practicing it, lol.

To find out more about the My Shade of Brown Pillow Box and how you can get one delivered to your door, make sure to check out their  website. And you can also follow them on , Twitter, Instagram and like them on FaceBook.

What are some of your favs from the January Pillow Box? Did you see anything you would like to try?