My Cotton Bunny Subscription Box Review

I am a bit of a subscription box addict, I am up to 5 a month so far. Well to be fair, 2 of them are for my doggies, and they totally deserve it!  My friend Steph from DSK Steph is always tempting me with her reviews of different boxes.  She posted about this a little while ago and I knew I had to try it.

My Cotton Bunny is a monthly subscription box for well, that time of the month.    I decided to give this one a try because I sure wouldn't mind a little extra help getting what I need and some pampering as well.

It arrives in a nice sturdy box with their name and logo all over it. This is the description card but the box is very similar.  I get that you want your brand on the box, but I kind of wished it was a bit more discreet on the outside.  Not everyone needs to see that I got tampons mailed to me, you know?

This is a single serving packet of hot cocoa.   It looks good but I haven't tried it yet.

This is 1 small square piece of chocolate.  I am not a big plain chocolate fan but this was not sweet and not overly bitter so I enjoyed it.

The whole reason why I tried this.

Super soft socks wrapped up to look like a cupcake!  It has a little lollipop in the center too, so adorable.  I love the socks I must have 5 or so other pairs like this already I wear them everyday at home so these were perfect for me.  I also got a sponge to scrub my feet with, I forgot to take pictures.  It's just a small sponge that's rough so you can remove your dry flaking skin off your feet.

Trying on some new glitters I'm making.  They are layered over Nailtini Frappe (from My Glam Bag subscription!).

It costs $13.75 a month, shipped.  You get your choice of tampons or pads from various brands, I was able to pick mine from the list.  I think each brand may have their own size, but my Tampax Pearl comes in a 18 count box.  This month my box of tampons had 2 free ones.

This is a new feature to me, you can now choose to get pantyliners every other month instead of your usual tampon or pads.  I hope they implement more rotating options, I would like to see the option of choosing  to get regular tampons and then a different flow type the next month.

I like this subscription a lot, it definitely cheers me up getting some goodies to sample and we all need supplies.  Might as well get it mailed to me.  Your significant other may thank you as well lol.

Here is their website again if you wanted to check them out.   My Cotton Bunny

Mariah Carey by OPI Swatches and Review

OPI's next collaboration is with Mariah Carey, and this collection has 8 colors.  I'm sure the ones that are intriguing people most are the Liquid Sand glitters, so check it out!

Anti-Bleak 3 coats is a dark purple creme.  This smelled funny, like melted plastic.

1 coat of Pink Yet Lavender over Anti-Bleak.  

Pink Yet Lavender 3 coats has large pink hex glitter with small holographic glitter in a clear base.  This was on the thicker side, it made applying 3 coats a little difficult.  This is clearly a layering glitter and when applying 1 coat over another color it's not an issue.

A Butterfly Moment 2 coats.  OPI calls it a frosty nude but it didn't look that nude on me.  I thought it was a pretty color in the bottle but it didn't go well with my skintone, it made my fingers look more red.  It has a nice golden shimmer with other little specks of color, mostly green and pink.

Sprung 2 coats.  This needs 3 coats I did not notice the sheer spots on my nails at the time.  This is one of those shimmery glass fleck like colors with pink and gold in a coppery base.

Stay The Night 3 coats.  The black part is bumpy I would say, not so gritty that it will snag on your clothes.  The red glitter does stand out.

With 2 coats of topcoat. 

The Impossible 3 coats.  This is a reddish pink base with glitter, I know there are star glitters in there as well but I didn't get any on my brush.

With 2 coats of topcoat.  You can see the glitter details much better with topcoat.  When it was in the liquid sand state the larger hex glitters looked like dark blobs.

Get Your Number 3 coats.  The base is a sheer blue with different sized glitters, some holographic.  This one is my favorite.  I think this is the most gritty of the bunch, it was very rough.

Very textured.

With 2 coats of topcoat.  

Can't Let Go 3 coats.  This one is a bit like The Impossible with its larger hex glitters and texture.  

2 coats of topcoat.  Very pretty.

I wore Get Your Number for 3 days (no topcoat) using the Elmer's Glue base, and it surprisingly held up perfectly.  It also made removal a snap, so I definitely recommend using that if you plan on wearing any of the liquid sand colors.

For those 3 days, I was constantly touching my nails and rubbing them with my fingers.  They were so scratchy I couldn't help it.  It's not a bad thing or anything it was just so weird having something so rough on my nails I was kind of obsessed with touching them.  Oh yeah definitely don't put in or take out contacts while you're wearing these without topcoat.

Other than the slightly thick glitter Pink Yet Lavender and the smelly-ness of Anti-Bleak, the formula was smooth and easy to work with.  The liquid sand colors were very easy to apply and dried quickly.

I personally prefer topcoat over these liquid sand shades because I did not like having rough nails, but for those of you that may like the textured look definitely give them a shot.  At least you always have the option of putting topcoat on them and making them smooth and shiny.

Sent to me for review.

Hello 2013!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holidays with your friends and loved ones.  Last year we went to Vegas and this year I happily sat around at home eating food and watching movies.  Oh and Borderlands 2.  I have a ridiculous amount of hours on that game.  It's a good thing none of you are my steam friends!

I was assembling all my photos I had taken over the holidays and perhaps since the last time I posted, which was in October I believe.  Then I realize I only had like 4 pictures.  Yikes.  I was browsing my folders looking for more photos when I noticed I was looking in last years folder.  Hmmmm.  I saw a mani from last January I liked.  Let's share it!  Ok.  So then I went back another year.  And another year.  Well you get the idea.  Before we take a trip down memory lane, how about the up to date photos, mmmm?

My first time trying spaghetti squash.  Yum!  I saw a recipe from Gina at Skinny Taste and I knew I had to try it.   I love all kinds of squash so I enjoyed the flavor and texture of it.  Want the recipe? So easy!

Bake in the oven for at 350 for 1 hour.  I had to bake mine for an hour and a half because my squash was huge.
Fluff the squash with a fork.
Grill some chicken with salt and pepper and slice it up.
Pour warm marinara over the squash with your chicken.  Gina's recipe called for melted cheese on top but I don't like cheese.  I sprinkled a tiny bit of that dried Kraft parmesan for the photo lol.

I don't even like gold, but I had to get it.  The shiny bottle lured me in like a fish.  This is 1 coat of OPI The Man With The Golden Gun over Twenty Ten.  I wore this for Christmas.

 Jasmine always hates photos!  Her Daddy has to help her look at the camera.

Belle is doing pretty good, she has to wear a cone full time for the most part because she will chew her leg raw from anxiety.

Now that I have run out of current photos, here we go...

For 2008 I didn't have a nail photo in Jan.  I had chopped my hair super short the month before.  I think it's the shortest I have ever had it.  I also had no idea back then that you can groom your eyebrows and fill them in.  Oh I cringe.

I don't know what the name of the $OPI is, sorry!  I didn't know that my camera had a macro mode I don't think.  These earlier ones were taken with a Kodak Easyshare 3 megapixel camera.

In 2010 I was rocking Color Club Pure Energy. I absolutely adore this color.  It's sheer and needs 3 or 4 coats and patience but oh so worth it.

Okay so this isn't from Jan but I had include this in here.  My Christmas mani of 2010 is my favorite of all time.  I finally got a decent camera too!

And a month later I wore this.  I miss stamping it's so fun!  I keep buying new plates too, I have a pretty large stash now just haven't used anything lately.  Just that 1 sad attempt last Halloween.

One of the Zoya Fleck Effects from last year.

Grew my nails out because I was on vacation, woohoo!

This is what I wore this year.  3 coats of Celebrate!

I don't know what's in store for me as far as blogging goes this year.  I don't want to make promises I can't keep.  My Etsy shop is keeping me and my husband very busy.  Yes your packages get shipped out in a timely fashion all thanks to him :)  I do know I miss it.  I actually just finished organizing my nail room, I have a desk and everything!  I hope it helps me blog more often.  Would you guys like to see the room?

I was intrigued by the whole gritty manicure thing so I will have a review of the Mariah Carey collection up soon.

Thanks for making it to the end!