Category: Reviews

FabFitFun – Spring Unboxing

Unboxing of the Spring box of FabFitFun. Take a sneak peek into all the goodies in the Sprint 2018 box!

What is FabFitFun?

FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box (received 4 times a year for each season) containing full-size products, not samples like the other guys. They provide a wide variety of products to subscribers from many different brands: accessories, fitness gear, hair care, nail care, makeup, jewelry, etc. Each box contains over $200 worth of stuff and you get it for 1/4 of the price!!

Some items and styles can vary slightly from box to box. So you may have a different colored clutch than your bestie.



FabFitFun Spring 2018 Unboxing

Check out my unboxing video on YouTube to see what comes inside a FabFitFun box! This is my favorite subscription box and I always love what’s inside of them!

NOTE: This post and this video are not sponsored in any way. These opinions are my own.

 

First Stitch Fix Experience: Honest Review

An un-affiliated, honest review of Stitch Fix from a normal gal who loves her clothes and a good deal. 

Subscription boxes are becoming my downfall in this world. Getting a box of goodies each month or 4 times out of the year without leaving my house?! Sounds like a dream—but luckily—this is the reality we know today. There are tons of different boxes you can get (most customized to you and your preferences) ranging from snacks, clothes, beauty products, and even toys and treats for your furry friends!

Today I welcome you to one of the growing subscription boxes for fashion. Meet Stitch Fix.

StitchFix.com

The Important Details:

What is Stitch Fix and How Does it Work?

Stitch Fix is, essentially, a virtual styling service for both men and women. When a user signs up, a style profile is submitted to a stylist that hand picks 5 pieces that matches the user’s personal style. These pieces include clothing items as well as shoes and other accessories.  The style profile submitted determines what the user likes and dislikes as well as what he or she normally wears or a particular style or patterns they are willing to try.

A ‘fix’ is then scheduled and delivered straight to the user’s address, which can be a one-time thing or can be set up on an ongoing delivery schedule and a fix will be delivered once a month.

StitchFix.com



Then, it’s like Christmas! Five new pieces are received and can be tried on at leisure to see if they will be integrated into his/her wardrobe. The return process is easy! The fix includes a prepaid envelope from the USPS. Keep what you want and return what you don’t and you obviously have to pay for what you keep.

For each fix, $20 is taken for a styling fee. This money is used towards the fix and is deducted from the total price of the items that are kept. This credit does not roll over to the next fix if it isn’t used.

When checking out online, there is a review section to fill out. Keeping it as detailed as possible allows the stylist to make the next fix even better and more tailored to the user’s personal style.



How Much Does it Cost?

No matter what, the fix will cost at least the $20 styling fee. From there, it depends on what each item is listed at. The total of the items you keep will be added up and sent to checkout.

Pertaining to the items themselves, feedback can be sent regarding the prices of the items received. Users are able to say if the price is too high, too low, or just right for each item. The stylist takes these notes into consideration for next time. There is also a section of the style profile in which each user sets a particular budget for what they would pay for each type of items in the fix.

If all items from the fix are purchased, there is a 25% discount automatically applied at checkout.

Returns are always free since a prepaid USPS return envelope is included.

What Sizes Are Available?

Luckily, Stitch Fix offers a wide range of sizes and promises to increase this range. Currently, sizes 0-24W and XS-3X are offered for Stitch Fix women. There are also petite and maternity sizes available.  

How Often Do I Get a Fix?

A fix can be scheduled at different frequencies including: every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month, and every 3 months. It does not require a monthly subscription.

My First Fix

In my style profile, I mentioned that my work dress code is pretty casual and that I would like to see nice tops I can pair with jeans. I also chose that I like boho style and that I mostly wear casual outfits.

I received my first fix at the end of January. I received: one blouse, one sweater, one jacket, one pair of jeans, and a purse.

First Impressions

I liked everything in my fix right off the bat except the jeans. This is just a general rule of thumb for me, that jeans are hard to shop for. StitchFix only asks for one size for each type of garment instead of providing a range. I’m usually a 4 or 6 depending on the store so it’s hard to pinpoint it to one size when Stitch Fix is pulling from many different stores and boutiques with varying sizing charts.

jeans

The jeans just didn’t fit correctly. They were labeled as a skinny jean but fit more like a straight jean and just wasn’t flattering. Needless to say, these ended up in the ‘return’ pile.

army green jacket

The jacket was great and in-line with current trends. It was an army green jacket with a hood. This fit a little tighter than I like my jackets to be. I want a jacket to fit loose so I can layer pieces underneath without feeling restricted. I would have kept it but I already had a similar jacket. This joined the jeans in the return pile.

red blouse

The blouse was so cute and very boho! It was in a dark red which my closet is lacking, so I was excited to see something different. This is a perfect shirt for work or to dress up jeans on a date night. I was going to purchase this but didn’t give myself that much of a budget to spend on Stitch Fix.

tan purse

The bag was a tan, oversized hobo crossbody bag, which is literally my favorite kind of bag. It was perfect because I’ve been wanting to get a tan bag for awhile now but haven’t found one that jumped out at me. When this bag came in the fix, I knew I had to purchase it. This was one of the items I decided to keep.

slouchy sweater

Lastly, the sweater was oversized with an open back and nice detailing. It was slouchy and black and white (my favorite colors LOL). I knew this would be perfect with my black bralette underneath since the open back could show off the detailing of the bralette. The perfect thing about Stitch Fix is that I was able to grab the bralette and pair the two together right then and there. It looked awesome and the sweater was so comfortable. This item was a must have in my closet and I have happily worn it about 5 times since purchasing!

Overall Thoughts

Stitch Fix is a great service! It’s so cool that there are actually stylists who hand pick each piece just for your personal style and preferences. Each fix gets tailored more and more to your specific tastes so they improve each time.

The pieces are more expensive than I would like. I like getting clothes with discounts and deals, but Stitch Fix doesn’t offer any. The quality is reflective of the price so you are getting clothes that will last and none of them are cheaply made. I would say the average price per item, in my experience, is $50.

It’s also nice to be able to try the ‘fix’ pieces on with items you already have in your wardrobe. This gives you a chance to see if you can actually incorporate the piece with what you own already.

The best part about Stitch Fix is that you don’t have to put in any effort when it comes to shopping. All the work is done for you! You just get to sit back and wait for the fix to arrive at your door.

 

REVIEW: Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie

Here is my personal opinion on many different flavors of Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookies. I am not biased and again, this is only my personal opinion – everyone is entitled to your own! I hope this helps if you’re trying out a new flavor or are straying away from certain flavors because of other bad reviews.

What is Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie?

Lenny & Larry’s cookies are a godsend! They’re great for anyone who’s watching their weight, maintaining their macros, or trying to cut back on dessert. In my opinion, it’s one of the best alternatives to a real dessert that I have come across. And I am a dessert addict!

The Complete Cookie is filled with protein and fiber, which makes it a fast and easy way to get in additional protein and fiber into your day. They’re vegan and kosher, too. They’re free of dairy, eggs, and soy and are non-GMO. They’re made with no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial sweeteners, and no sugar alcohols…it’s amazing they actually taste good! I honestly don’t know how they do it.

Flavor Reviews

Below are the flavors I have tried and rated on a 5-star scale, with 5 stars being the best and 1 being the worst. And yes i know, I haven’t gotten to try all of the flavors they offer, at least not yet!

Birthday Cake

I was hesitant for awhile to try this flavor because I read a lot of bad reviews online. This actually tasted exactly how I expected it to taste! The biggest complaint against these guys is that it doesn’t scream birthday cake flavor when you bite into it. I’ll give them that. So get rid of that expectation. But, this doesn’t mean they taste bad!!

It tastes more like a sugar cookie with sprinkles and a very good one at that! This is one of my absolute favorite flavors by far! I’m glad Lenny & Larry decided to add sprinkles to it instead of just coming out with a plain sugar cookie. They don’t overly taste like protein and keeps you full for awhile! I would grab these in a pinch when I was running late for work and needed something to hold me off until lunch. Who doesn’t want a cookie for breakfast??

I strongly recommend giving this one a try if you’re back and forth about it. My only regret is that I didn’t try it sooner! Sometimes reviews are way too critical of the product because people’s expectations are very high.

These smell and taste incredible! 5 stars!

Snickerdoodle

The snickerdoodle flavor definitely tastes like a snickerdoodle and magically has the same sugar coating as their not-so-healthy counterparts do. This one isn’t the worst, but also isn’t my favorite either. That’s why I gave it 3 stars. I feel more indifferent about this one. It’s good but you can taste the protein more so in this than in the other flavors.

Still a staple flavor that I recommend trying! Others like this one a lot!

Chocolate Chip

I was very disappointed by the chocolate chip flavor. Being such a staple cookie flavor, you’d expect them to master this one right?! It had little flavor besides protein, it was very dense, and nothing like I hoped for it to be. I gave it 1 star, my lowest rating.

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter is a good flavor, sold 4 star rating! Along with the peanut buttery taste we all expect, there are bits of peanuts throughout the cookie. The extra peanuts give it a bit of a crunch and make the cookie more substantial.

White Chocolate Macadamia

Another 4 stars for the White Chocolate Macadamia flavor! It tastes verrrrry close to the original flavor without all the fat or the guilt! The white chocolate brings the sweetness as the nuts keep it crunchy. A good flavor to try!

Double Chocolate

Saving another best one for last. My other favorite Complete Cookie – 5 stars for this one! If you’re a chocolate lover, you NEED to give this one a try! This definitely hits the spot if you’re craving brownies or chocolate! (especially if it’s that time of the month ladies!) I suggest giving this a try but only if you like chocolate, of course.

Let me know if you try any of the flavors above or want me to review the others that didn’t make the list!

Amateur Horror Movie Review: Flatliners

Source: Red Box
Note: I haven’t seen the original Flatliners, only the remake released in 2017.

When I first saw the trailer for Flatliners, it was one of the movies I really wanted to try to see in theaters. With it coming out around Halloween, that desire was almost impossible to fulfill. There were so many other good movies heading to theaters, too! I decided to wait until it came to OnDemand. Let’s just say everything happens for a reason.

Instead of paying almost $12 to see this movie, I only wasted about $5, which was still too much money to pay in my opinion. I honestly wish I tried to search around for a Red Box in the area.

The movie was stretched to a 2 hour film when it could have been compressed to 90 minutes, tops. So there’s 2 hours of your day wasted then and there.

Movie Premise

For those of you who don’t know, the premise of the movie involves a group of medical school students who decide to flatline (stop their heart) for up to 5 minutes at a time and then resuscitate themselves in hopes of finding out what happens once you die. It’s a hush-hush study performed in the hospital’s basement (stupid) to see any possible near-death experiences and what brain activity occurs. From the trailer, it also seemed like each student who participated in this brought some kind of demon back with them once they were brought back to life.

Somewhat interesting, right?

There’s a group of 5 who participate in this stupid “study”, and one of them never even flatlines! He’s just there because he’s the only competent doctor out of the friend group. Without him, no one would be resuscitated. I’m not even sure how any of the other 4 got into this med school.

So they all flatline, come back to life, and then they’re able to start accessing areas of their brains that couldn’t be accessed before. They begin to experience heightened emotions and intelligence. You actually see why they could potentially be a doctor one day LOL.

This only lasts about a day until they’re haunted. I thought this was going to be the scary part but I was wrong. It’s just their sins/past mistakes coming after them. Each one of them has done something shady in the past and now it’s (literally) catching up to them.

In the end, it comes down to being a story of letting go of any built up guilt you have and to forgive yourself for your wrongdoings or mistakes or else they will haunt you, and eventually consume you.

Overall Thoughts

Basically this “horror” movie wasn’t scary at all, more of a thriller, if anything. I had all the wrong intentions about it. It didn’t really captivate my attention and I found myself on my phone for half of it. The other half of the time, I was wishing it would be over soon.

If you still want to see this movie, go into it with low expectations or just no expectations at all. It had such a horrible Rotten Tomatoes rating and I watched it anyways. This will always be a mistake. Take the Rotten Tomatoes rating into consideration.

I hope you enjoyed my (very) amateur movie review on Flatliners. I love watching any horror movies, even the stupid ones! I want to watch them and review them so you don’t have to suffer if you don’t have to!!