MiaTempo Subscription Review & Giveaway!

Happy Monday my lovely readers!

Today I have a very exciting review for you guys AND another giveaway!

This is my review of MiaTempo, an all natural, organic spa and beauty box designed to give women a little ‘me time’ each month. If you’d like to watch me open my box click play on the video below. Or, scroll down to read my written review!


After reading about this box, and chatting with the founder Christina, I was so excited to receive my box for review! Whenever possible, MiaTempo includes skin care and beauty products that are made in the USA.  Christina acknowledged that are some great products that are made outside of the U.S. but she believes in trying to support local products and the jobs they help create whenever possible.

Another aspect of MiaTempo that really inspired me is the fact that every month, a portion of their proceeds are donated to charitable cause that coincides with our mission of empowering and inspiring women.  Since the launch of MiaTempo, they have helped to support Dress for Success, Breast Cancer Connections, Abby’s Closet, Vital Voices and Girls Inc.  Here is a quote from Christina: “We do this because I’ve been able to make it through some challenging times in my life thanks to the thoughtfulness, assistance and the charity of others, and I want to be able to give back what I can to help women everywhere.” How great is that?


The Box: MiaTempo

The Cost: $39.95/month (prices go down if you subscribe to multiple months at one time)


Green Way Small Hot Dot Tote Bag

Value: $8.00?

This bag is super cute and perfect for a trip to the beach. I love the little pocket on the front and also the fact that it zips shut so I can keep from getting crunchies inside 🙂


Rinse Co Café Mocha Powdered Mask

Value: $10.95

This mask is so neat! I’ve never heard of this Rinse brand, but I’ve already been converted. This mask is full of antioxidants & is slightly caffeinated. It helps “perk-up, de-puff and brighten your skin while helping your moisturizers & serums to penetrate faster & work better.” I thought it was so cool that you can add yogurt, honey, milk or anything creamy to mix this mask up!


Margarita Pucker Stick

Value: $4.00

So when they say Margarita, they mean margarita. My mom snagged this immediately and put some on. She said it was smooth and tasted exactly like a delicious margarita. Fun!


Del Sol Sunless Tanner

Value: $13.39

I’m not a huge Sunless Tanner fan simply because I’m always afraid about looking streaky or orange. However, I looked up some reviews for this product and people are raving about it. So for the sake of branching out, I think I might give this a try.


Ginger Lemongrass Body Spread

Value: $10.95

This spread smells SO yummy! It spreads on thick but quickly soaks in and the scent lingers which I love. This is a big jar and a little of this lotion goes a long way so I think this will last me for quite a while!

Verdict: The value of this box is just under $50.00. What a great value! Not to mention the fact that some of the proceeds are donated to a great cause. I think this box would be a fantastic gift for someone special or yourself. I think MiaTempo may just be on my must-have list. I can’t wait to use these products!

Would you like to sign up for Miatempo? Click HERE. In addition to letting me review this lovely box, Christina at MiaTempo has kindly agreed to giveaway a one-month subscription of MiaTempo to one of my lucky readers! Make sure to enter because this is a box you want to win! The giveaway will be run through Rafflecopter, so click on the link below and start entering!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This box was received for review purposes. As this is my blog, all opinions are (and are always) my own. No compensation was (or is ever) received for reviews!

Beauty Box 5 Subscription Review

Hey Lovelies 🙂

This is my review of Beauty Box 5’s subscription service! To watch me open my Beauty Box 5 watch the video below otherwise scroll down to read my written review!


I was at first surprised because the box is smaller then I was anticipating, but I quickly recovered because there were some really great products inside!

The Box: Beauty Box 5

The Cost: $12/month

Model Co Illusion Lip Enhancer Kit

Value: $20.00

First let me say, WOW. The first product I pull out of the box is worth almost double the cost of the whole box. This pencil goes on super smoothly and I love that it has a pencil sharpener built in to the cap, how brilliant is that? Check out the swatch below.

I haven’t tried this pencil while wearing a lip color yet so I’m not sure if it helps hold in the color but it certainly feels nice on my lips! It goes on smoothly and isn’t to waxy or dry.

Blinc Mascara

Value: $7.99

I have never heard of this type of product before! Apparently it coats your lashes and forms these little tubes to help lengthen and add volume. But when you take it off, the tubes just come right off without makeup remover. Cool right? I’m excited to try out this product.

Brazen Eyeshadow in Skip a Beat

Value: $7.99

This shadow has a very fine, almost weightless texture. (Check out the swatch below) At first, I thought it was a little to colorless for my liking, but I decided that it would make a great highlighter as it isn’t too white. I like highlighters that highlight (duh) but don’t look like sparkly powdered sugar either.

As you can see it’s almost nude, but it does have a slight peachy color and some pretty, discreet sparkles.

Jean Pierre Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues

Value: $1.99

I realize this product isn’t super special, nor high value, but let’s be real…it’s summer! I was happy to have these because I can always use them in summer when I get sweaty during the day and end up looking a little shiny by the evening! These are perfect to throw in my purse so that I can have them handy.

Bodyography Foundation Primer in Clear

Value: $4.50

I’m currently on the hunt for a new facial primer so I was excited to see this in the box. I currently use MAC facial primer and I like it a lot, but sometimes I just get bored and want to switch things up you know?

Verdict: The total value of this box was $42.47 which is almost 4 times the cost of the box! I was impressed with the selection of products that Beauty Box 5 offered although let’s face it…I’m thrilled just that I received the pencil! All of the other products are little bonuses which I love too 🙂 For $12 a month I think that BB5 would be a great box for those of you who want to dip your toes into the Beauty Box world and get a good value for your money at the same time.

To sign up for Beauty Box 5 or to learn more about their service, click HERE!

Disclosure: This box was received for review purposes. As this is my blog, all opinions are (and are always) my own. No compensation was (or is ever) received for reviews!

July Box a Day Month Sneak Peek!

Hi Lovelies 🙂

As July is getting nearer, I’ve started receiving some of the boxes that I will be reviewing during my Box-a-Day feature in July! For those of you who didn’t see my last post, I will be having a feature on my blog during the month of July where I review a new subscription box everyday. I reached out to a variety of different companies to ask them if they would like to participate and received a great response! There will also be some giveaways going on through out the month along with heaps of coupon codes. I won’t be telling what boxes I will be reviewing ahead of time so you’ll have to tune in each day to see! But I thought I’d attach a little photo teaser of some of the boxes I’ve received so far!

Reviews will start July 1 and I am excited to share Box a Day month with you all 🙂

(Big thanks to my ma who has been storing all of these boxes for me until I get home from traveling in a couple of weeks)


Disclaimer: All reviews during Box-a-Day month will be the opinion of the author. A Beautiful Twenty-Something Life will not accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. Posts may contain affiliate/referral links.

Free Acne Treatment Samples from Santalia Skincare!

Calling all those with acne prone skin!

Currently you can get a selection of free samples from Santalia skincare. Every person will receive these samples:
-Daily Cleanser (0.7mL).
-Daily Balancing Serum (0.7mL).
-Intensive Spot Treatment (0.7mL).

Click HERE to be redirected to their site where you can fill out your shipping information to receive your sample!

Free 30 Day Sample of Sun Celle Supplement!

Hallo! (Hi in German)

Hope you are having a great start to the week. I don’t typically use a lot of supplements but this one looked to interesting to pass up. Sun Celle is offering a free 30 day sample of their health supplement. It is supposed to promote:

Healthy Skin
Stronger Hair and Nails
Increased Energy and Stamina
Improved Immune System


I have been in curious in trying a supplement to improve the strength of my hair and it looks like this may be my chance. All you need to do is click HERE, fill out the form with your name and address and they will send you a 30 day sample of the supplement! I would jump on this quick if you are interested because I imagine it will go quickly. Just got mine! 🙂

Free Samples from Doctor Minerals

Hey everyone!

I am off to Berlin today for 5 days and then continuing on the Croatia for 10 days. I am so excited! Hopefully I will be able to find enough internet to stay updated with my blog, it depends on if there is wifi at the beach 😉


Today I found an offer from Doctor Minerals for a free sample of their Natural Mineral Pore cleanser and a couple of other products. They ask you to simply send an email to Inquire@doctorminerals.com with your name and address and they will send you a selection of product samples to your house!

Have a great end of the weekend!

Glossybox Subcription Review – May 2013


This is a more detailed review of my May Glossybox France. I received this box today (June 1) so it just missed the end of the month!


The box came very cutely wrapped. My only “complaint” is that they use a lot of confetti paper inside just to make the box look more full and I think they could definitely go without it because it seems like such a waste of paper! (Sorry, we’ve got a Seattleite over here)

The Box: Glossybox France

The Cost: 15.50 euros/$20 (including shipping)


Payot Les Correctrices Special Rides Creme
Value: $21.70…this stuff is pricey!

I did a little research on this brand and it has a very good reputation in France. This is a wrinkle correcting cream so I haven’t decided if I am going to try it (I have some tiny fine wrinkles starting around my eyes) or if I will give it to my ma to try.


Smink Cosmetics Crack Nail PolishValue: $5.00

I suppose this is the time to confess that I have never tried a crackle polish. I’m glad this polish came in the box because I’m not sure I would have bought it on my own but I will definitely try it. Maybe I will become a crackle polish addict!


Tony and Guy Firm Hold Hairspray
Value: $2.46

I ran out of hairspray recently and have been putting off buying it until I got home but my flyaways are getting a little ridiculous. This spray is the perfect size and will more than last me the next month!


Amethyst Lalique Perfumed Body Lotion
Value: $26.80

I really wish I used scented body lotion because this one truly smells great. I just tend to like lotions with less scent to them. I will definitely be gifting this to a lucky friend. I am not complaining that it was in my box though because it really is a great product and with a big value as well!


Anatomicals You Need A Blooming Shower – Rose & Jasmine Body Cleanser

Value: $2.50

This body wash smells SO good. Like SO good. I didn’t even know I like the smell of roses but now I can’t wait to lather this on in the shower!

Verdict: I was really pleased with this box! I was actually to receive more skincare products and less cosmetics this month so this box was perfect for me. The total value of the box was $58.46 which is almost 3 times what I paid so no complaints there. Again, my only suggestion would be that I would love if they looked into a little more eco-friendly packaging. Did anyone receive the US May Glossybox? Were the products similar?

Free Sample of Garnier Skin Renewal BB Cream

Hey everyone!

I’m sorry for the lack of free sample links lately, I feel like I’ve been depriving you! Today, I found an offer for a free sample from Garnier. This sample is their Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream!


I love BB cream, but I still haven’t found the perfect one for my skin. I’m excited to give this one from Garnier a try! Click HERE, fill out their form and the sample should be on its way. They said to allow 6 weeks for delivery.

Free Sample of Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer

Hey guys!

Today I found an exciting offer for a free sample of Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer.

He is a little info about the product:

  • Revs up radiance
  • Jump starts hydration levels
  • Is oil free


Click HERE to be directed to their page. They will ask you to like their Facebook page and then take you to a form. I would grab this one soon, I imagine it won’t last long!