February Aster Market Box — Filled With Love!

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Feel the love with February’s Aster Market box!

Aster Market loves to give back too! Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds are sent to a non-profit of your choice from their selected charities.

Rachel Allene
Beautiful glass mug with gold vinyl lettering that states “throw kindness around like confetti”. A great inspirational mug that is great for morning coffee or holding your colorful office supplies.

Written for You
Set of cards each with a script love message. Modern black and white cards with adorable baby pink envelopes. Each card is individually wrapped. Perfect for impromptu love letters!

Taylor Elliot Designs
Need a reminder to meet your daily goals? This set of 3 colorful pencils with gold imprint are perfect for your daily planner. Don’t forget to “Dream Big, Darling!”

Stephanie Holaday
Handmade by Stephanie for Girlythings73, these sparkling druzy silver studs are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any night out!

Use code FIRSTMONTH20 for 20% off your first box!

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Aster Market January Box — Winter Hues

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aster_market_january_box_instagram_42pressed_flourishleatherco_lillianeve_thumbnailStart the new year off right with a January Aster Market box!

Aster Market loves to give back too! Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds are sent to a non-profit of your choice from their selected charities.

Lillian Eve
Lillian Eve’s nail polish is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and non-toxic. This shade “Under My Feet” is the perfect neutral to go with any outfit. This nail polish has long-lasting power and covers in one coat. The neutral is great for the office as well as a night out!

Flourish Leather Co.
Danielle and Chauncey, husband and wife duo, hand braid each of these genuine leather bracelets. In pale frosted green and platinum frosted grey they look great layered together or on their own. The subtle metallic of these bracelets are so beautiful! We love that you can wear one or stack a bunch! These little beauties will last forever and work as a neutral with everyday outfits.

42 Pressed
The die cut 2016 calendar, nestled in a birch wood holder, is copper foiled with 6 different shapes to jazz up each month. We love how creative and sleek this calendar is. Plus, when the year is over, this calendar has inspired us to create our own art to reuse the beautiful birch holder.

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Our Favorite Gift Picks! 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

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1. Loved Jewelry Dish, $14.00, 2. Bond No. 9 Mini Bon Bon Box, $155.00, 3. Drybar Peace on Earth Good Hair To All, $199.00, 4. You’re Pretty Cosmetic Bag, $20.00, 5. Mark & Graham Travel Jewelry Case, $59.00, 6. Belkin Lighting to USB Leather Tassel, $34.99, 7. The North Face Illuminated Reversible Jacket, $200.00, 8. SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Rampling, $375.00, 9. Aster Market Handmade Goods Subscription Box, $46.95, 10. ED by Ellen Joy Polka Dot Pieced And Chambray Lined Tote, $55.00

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1. Green Plaid Cuff Infinity Scarf, $25.00, 2. Ten Toes Inflatable Standup Paddleboard, $479.99, 3. Jimmy Fallon for J. Crew Limited Edition Pocket Dial for iPhone 6/6s, $48.00, 4. Amazon Echo, $179.99, 5. Bourbon Bundle, $59.00, 6. Studio Manhattan Art + Design San Francisco, CA + Golden Gate, $32.00, 7. Loot Crate Subscription Box, $19.95, 8. Yoga Ultra (Large), $88.00, 9. DIGITSOLE Heated Insoles, $199.00, 10. Sense with Sleep Pill, $129.002015_TGE_Holiday_Gift_Guide_Teens

1. Pizza Slice BFF Necklaces, $16.99 (each), 2. Quadcopter with HD Camera, $48.80, 3. The Emergency Cash Stash, $24.95, 4. Music City Miracle Quote Shirt, $28.00, 5. Personalized Acrylic Jewelry Case, $90.00, 6. Hair Tie Bracelet by Bittersweet, $45.00, 7. Outside the Lines Adult Coloring Book, $18.00, 8. Happy Socks Billionaire Boys Club Sock Set, $40.00, 9. Under-The-Jack Pack, $68.00, 10. More Issues Than Vogue Oversized Sweatshirt, $26.002015_TGE_Holiday_Gift_Guide_Kids

1. Play All Day Elmo, $59.99, 2. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, $39.99, 3. View Master Virtual Reality, $29.99, 4. Scribbler 3D Pen, $99.99, 5. Jurassic World T-Rex Figure, $29.99, 6. ChronoBomb, $29.99, 7. Tanabata Star Dominoes Set, $49.00, 8. Fur Real Friends Unicorn, $129.00, 9. PlayScapes 32″ Portable Building Brick 2-Sided Play Mat – Compatible with Lego & Duplo, $38.25, 10. My Adventures with Disney Frozen Personalized Book, $24.98

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1. Infanteenie Beanie (Monogrammed), $28.99, 2. WubbaNub® Reindeer Pacifier, $12.99, 3. Organic Baby Gowns by Electrik Kidz, $40.00, 4. DockATot™, $185.00, 5. Jellycat Bashful Bunny Candy Stripe Small, $15.00, 6. Plaid bandana bib 3-pack gift set (reversible), $54.00, 7. The Little Who Lost His Name (also available in girl), $29.99, 8. Sideplus Mesh Baby Carrier, $119.99, 9. Happy Mat, $24.99, 10. Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space, $49.99

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1. Pawslife™ Ugly Holiday Pet Sweater, $14,99 (each), The Cat Exercise Wheel, $249.00, 3. Tigrito Cat Bowl, $68.00, 4. Majestic Pet Suede Bagel Dog Bed, $64.00+, 5. Funny Poop Bags, $6.99, 6. Dog Treat Jar (Made to Order), $50.00+, 7. Under the Mistletoe Dog Collar, $23.57+, 8. Bergan Star Chaser Turbo Scratcher Toy, $11.83, GoPro Fetch™ Dog Harness, $59.99, KONG Rubber Flyer Red, $10.77

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Aster Market December Box… Warm and Cozy!

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Aster Market has done it again! Check out all of the amazing products you will receive in the December box.

Aster Market loves to give back too! Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds are sent to a non-profit of your choice from their selected charities.

Lauren Ericka Designs:
This foldover clutch literally made my day! It is so beautifully made. It has a faux leather bottom and inside slip pocket, a gold zipper and winter high-end plaid details. This will definitely be a staple piece for holiday parties.

Rosemary + Steel:
Super cute crocheted boot cuffs in my favorite Fall/Winter color, burgundy! This color is so hot right now and will coordinate with all of your cozy sweaters! Again, very well made. I hope to get a lot of uses out of these. An accessory that is as stylish as it is practical. With every item sold, they donate a portion to their local community and schools.

CeeCee and Bee:
Natural Tub Tea. I cannot wait to use this! Tub tea contains ingredients like chamomile tea, mint tea and epsom salt. Created by co-owner Charlene who suffers from sensitive skin and wanted a spa treatment that her skin could appreciate.

All of these products would make great gifts for girlfriends, teens, teachers, party hostesses and more!

Use code FIRSTMONTH20 for 20% off your first box!

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Fashion Friday: November Ipsy Bag, Cosmic Glam!

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ipsy (referral link) goes cosmic for November. There were a ton of great samples you could receive, check out our five below…

This is what our November bag contained…

INSPR Beauty Eye Shadow (Carnival)
This long-wearing, crease-resistant eye shadow is richly pigmented and can be applied sheer for a natural wash of color or layered for a more dramatic effect.

Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Mascara
Inspired by the on-set technique of layering a lengthening fiber mascara over a volumizing formula, this new studio-tested mascara exposes your longest, fullest lashes. No clumps, no flakes. Just maximum-impact, scene-stealing lashes.

ModelCo HIGHLIGHTING TRIO (Champagne, Peach Bellini, and Bronze Shimmer)
This highlighting trio is a compact, multifunctional palette that gives skin a beautiful luminosity. From a subtle sheen to a bronzed glow this light-reflecting cream to powder formula glides on to enrich the complexion, creating a shimmering incandescence. The three shades diffuse light as they enhance and perfect, giving your skin a fresh, glowing look. This trio contains a luminizer for highlighting cheekbones, a satin-finish blush for cheeks and a glowing bronzer that helps contour and define.

Coolway Stronghold Spray
This innovative volumizing spray with humidity control, gives you all the volume you need and have it hold too. Now you can have flowing, beautiful hair all day long, without frizz!

Crown Brush Deluxe Pointed Crease Brush
This handcrafted professional pointed crease brush is perfectly tapered to give you optimum coverage and color in the crease.

This is a great gift for the tween/teen in your life or to share with your cosmetic loving BFF…

ipsy costs only $10 a month (free shipping US). Click Here (referral link) to join today!

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You Will Never Have to Iron Again Thanks to Freedom Wrinkle Releaser!

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I’m going to go out on a limb and say you would rather do anything than be stuck behind an iron and a pile of clothes. I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to ironing and I bet I’m not the only one!

I’ve tried many things to get around ironing but the spray remedy seems to the be the easiest way to get those wrinkles out. Although name brand sprays work, the amount of ingredients and chemicals are nauseating. I was recently given the opportunity to try Freedom Wrinkle Releaser and I’m happy to report, I’ve found a natural ironing spray that works!

Freedom Wrinkle Releaser is fragrance free and only has 5 ingredients! You simply spray your wrinkled garment, smooth the fabric and wait a few minutes for the spray to evaporate and do it’s magic! Just look at the before and after pictures!

Visit NaturalCitizen.com to see and purchase their complete line of products including natural beard oil, bug spray and more!

Tips:

  • Spray closer to the fabric for deep wrinkles. The solution will soak into the fabric when you are smoothing the garment.
  • Spraying farther away from the garment for minor wrinkles will decrease drying time.
  • If you are in a hurry and garment still feels damp from the spray, toss in the dryer with a couple of towels for a quick fix.
  • If you are using the product on silk or rayon, test an area first before applying to entire garment.

This is a great gift for Mom, men, jet setters, recent graduates and more!

I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Fashion Friday: Lime Crime Venus the Grunge Palette

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We recently received Lime Crime’s Venus the Grunge Palette to test out. We were super excited to check out the packaging and pigmentation.

The packing is stunning with gold foil accents and bold colors. It’s also small enough that you can easily travel with it or place it in a small cosmetic bag for storage.

lime-crime-venusThe girly neutrals make this palette a go to for everyday and special occasion looks. The pigmentation is very strong. It’s also build-able. I would recommend using aura or shell as highlights as they are very light and shimmery. Each color feels creamy on the skin and also blends very well for tons of different looks.

If you are looking for a great holiday gift for your own beauty guru, check out Lime Crime’s Venus Palette. The shades will compliment many skin tones and work flawlessly together. The palette retails for $38.00 (eligible for PRIME) on Amazon.

I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Aster Market’s November Box is Full of Blessings!

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Aster Market prides itself on small batch made products that inspire a positive outlook on life. The finds are so contagious, you’ll have a hard time not sharing them with friends! Aster Market loves to give back too! Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds are sent to a non-profit of your choice from their selected charities.

Nora Gray (infinity scarf)
Made from premium jersey knit and in an awesome aztec print, this infinity scarf is the perfect addition to your fall look this year! Staci Huey, owner of Nora Gray, works alongside her small team to not only make adult fashion accessories but also adorable gear for babies as well.

The Oyster’s Pearl (printed tea towel)
Emily and Brad Weckesser, husband and-wife duo, are the creative team behind The Oyster’s Pearl. They are a full-service design company complete with totes, clothing, woodworking and more! This 100% white cotton tea towel is hand lettered with the perfect cheerful message to lead you into the holiday season!

Kern and Flourish (art print)
Kristin, owner and designer of Kern and Flourish, makes it her mission to “put more love on your walls.” She was inspired to start her line of art prints when decorating her own home and finding it hard to find a piece that spoke to her. We hope this print inspires you to be you, and do what speaks to your heart!

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