I stopped receiving my monthly Beauty Boxes about 4 months ago. I figured to take a break from them since I had just purchased a home and for all my fellow Beauty Box lovers, you know these things can get expensive. I’ve seen some of the products that have come in recent boxes while browsing through other blogs and I wasn’t that impressed so I didn’t feel like I was missing out… until I checked out the Pop Sugar blog! I am so in love with last month’s Must Have Box and I’m so sad I missed out on those goodies. I was just about to exit the website when I saw that the Special Edition Fall Style Box was being offered.

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This sneak peek was all I needed to place my order! Featured in this special edition box is the Rachel Zoe Fall 2013 Collection Knot Ring which retails at $75. I love Rachel Zoe anything and this ring is no exception. This box will be shipping in September and I cannot wait to receive it so I can do a full review on it.

 Click HERE to treat yourself and order your Fall Style Box today for $100. This special edition box is said to have Sugar Pops editors picks for Fall worth over $300!

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POPSUGAR’S MUST HAVE BOX HAS ARRIVED!

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This month’s box was filled with some fabulous items.

Must Have Fitness: Merrithew Stability Ball

Must Have Fashion: The Remix: Timebomb in Purple

Must Have Beauty: Epicuren Discovery Lip Balm

Must Have Food: Popbar Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Must Have Food: Kraft Jet-Puffed Vanilla Mallow Bits

Special Extra’s: (3) Think Thin Bars & $15 gift certificate to Casetagram

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I already own a stability ball so I might gift this item. I thought it was a great addition to the box because not everyone can make it out to a gym 3 x’s a week and a stability ball routine can work your whole entire core. The number of exercises you can do on/with the ball is endless. It also included a special insert with an exclusive workout from their fitness team.

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I love getting new snack-like products that are healthy for you. I have already tried the Creamy Peanut Butter for breakfast this morning and it was delicious! All the bars contain little to no sugar while being high in protein. I am most excited to try the Dark Chocolate Coconut bar.

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A Hot Chocolate loverrrrs dream! I can eat these things by the handful (thank goodness this came in the same box as the stability ball lol) They taste so yummy and really bring you back to childhood. Try using them while baking for an extra sweet treat.

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This was a really nice surprise. I am not a watch person but how could you not love this one?? The Remix TimeBomb watch comes in a variety of fun colors and the silicone straps are not only durable and super easy to clean but are interchangeable! There’s also a button that makes the watch flash in all different colors.

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It has been 10 degrees in NJ this past week so Epicuren Discovery’s Lip Balm came at the right time. The smell is a little strong but the results are amazing. It keeps your lips soft from the harsh weather since it is made with ingredients such as tea tree oil and aloe and it also keeps them  protected from the sun since it has SPF 15.

Casetagram is the first social design platform to make cases for your phone or tablet with photos directly from Instagram, Facebook or your own personal photos. You can chose from a variety of layouts and filters to create a customized collage case. Pretty cool.

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How fun is this!!! Hot Chocolate on a Stick 🙂 We were given a milk chocolate stick and dark chocolate stick and I cannot wait to test these out. The directions are simple: stir your “Hot chocolate on a Stick” in a mug of steamed milk to create your perfect mix and flavor.

Interested in trying Popsugar out for a month or longer? Click HERE and use code: REFER5 for $5 off one month!

This is HILARIOUS!

NYC’s Restaurant Week is back!

From January 14th through February 8th enjoy a 3 course lunch for $25 & dinner for $38 from various eateries in the NYC area.

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As a big foodie, there’s nothing better than quality restaurant dining at a more affordable price. Some of my favorite places that are included in Restaurant Week are: (just to name a few)

          -Ruth’s Chris

-Sazon

         -Mesa Grill

                   -Rosa Mexicano

               -Tribecca Grill

To view the full list of participating restaurants please click HERE and remember to make your reservation early since spots fill up fast. You can make the reservation directly from the Restaurant Week website or visit OpenTable.

*Please note that Saturdays are excluded, Sunday’s are optional per restaurant and gratuity and tax are not included.

I had the amazing opportunity to visit a few different countries in Europe a few months back – Barcelona being one of them. Even though my visit was short, I fell in love with this vibrant city and all that it has to offer. Spain is known to have some of the best food in the world so I did some research to find out where I should eat while there. I came across numerous 5 star reviews on a place called: Tickets. With a reservation waitlist that is as long as 2 months, I knew I had to get in to this Tapas Bar. Long story short – we got a reservation and this place is all that it was hyped up to be and more. It was hands down one of the most memorable stops on the whole vacation and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Barcelona. The owner of Tickets, Albert Adria, was interviewed by Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations: Spain

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The Entrance

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Menu Cover

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Chefs hard at work

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Watermelon “impregnated” with Sangria

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the famous El Bulli “olives”

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The Living Forest

I hope to someday return to Barcelona and when I do – I will definitely be heading back to this place. Have you ever been to Barcelona? If so, what other restaurants do you recommend?

My Review on Trip Advisor

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