Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Haul Time: Target Dollar Spot!

So, I obviously picked a great day to walk into Target.  They had just put in a ton of new $1 and $3 items in their Dollar Spot!  They also had some leftover school supplies on clearance for cheap. Obviously I had to take advantage of this, and so I bought quite a bit!  It was totally worth it, though.
3 bags full of stuff, plus a fan.  Ignore the fan, though.
It's kind of a long post today, but it was a great day to be shopping!  Check out what I got!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Birchbox: September 2015

I'm so excited for this post!  It's my September Birchbox! (You already knew that if you read the title, though.)

What is Birchbox?
Birchbox is a monthly subscription service in which you receive a variety of beauty product samples, ranging from hair, makeup, skin, and even lifestyle products!  It's $10 per month, and if you're interested, you can check it out here!
No Birchbox, YOU'RE beautiful.
This box is gorgeous! It's something I could definitely keep and use for little gifts, or just to hold some of my own stuff!
Here's what my box looked like when I opened it up.  It has its fancy little info card, and all the products. The little box had my super tiny samples!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Beauty Box 5: September 2015

My first box of beauty products has arrived in the form of Beauty Box 5!
The neat little info card right on top!

What is BeautyBox5?
BeautyBox5 is a monthly subscription service in which you receive 5 sample size and full sized products! It costs $12/month unless you order 3, 6, or 12 months at a time. If you do that, you receive a pretty nice discount! Sounds like a deal? Go check it out!

This month's theme was "On Fleek", and the info card boasts that the styles this month are bold, however still stick with the season that we all know and love; fall!  If you want to see swatches of the products, check out the bottom of the post!

Friday, September 18, 2015

NatureBox: September 2015

Hey guys! So, look at what arrived on my doorstep today!!

It's my first Naturebox!

What is Naturebox? 
Naturebox is a subscription service that offers healthy snacks!  You can choose between 3 and 5 snacks and a frequency of one week, two weeks, or a month at a time. It costs $13.95 for 3 snacks and $19.95 for 5 snacks per box. The best part? Your first box is totally free! Check it out!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Dazzling Drinks: Summertime Lemonade

Old Orchard "Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade"

Brand: Old Orchard
Item: Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade
Price: $1.66 at my local Hy-Vee

Let me be the first one to say, I did not know what to expect with this drink.  I saw it on the shelf about a month ago and made fun of it.  Then I got to wondering, why not?

Sooo, I ended up buying it about a week ago. And then I tried it.  And something very weird happened.

I liked it.

I don't like cucumbers because I feel like the flavor is too strong for me. I don't like watermelon because it's messy. This juice, oddly enough, somehow creates a delicious balance between the two flavors.  This is very much a summery drink, something you might serve at a barbecue or pool party just because.

When I first opened the container, the drink smells like straight cucumber.  The flavor is also incredibly strong towards cucumber but the watermelon is just strong enough to add a very fresh kick.  There's also a lemony flavor (as there should be; it is lemonade). This drink is very odd in the sense that it has three very distinct flavors that do go with each other.  The citrus from the lemon adds a kick and draws from the otherwise overwhelming flavor of the cucumber. The watermelon adds some sweetness.

Here's the nutrition facts if you're interested!

Due to the flavors, I can't drink more than one glass of this. It's definitely good but it's also strong all around. Any more than one glass and I really just get tired of it and I can't seem to finish drinking it.

If you like the taste of cucumbers but want something a little sweeter, this is definitely a juice to go with.   If anything, it's just fun to try with your friends and see what happens. I tried it with my family; my sister ended up not liking it, but my dad and I enjoyed it!

Let me know what you thought! Would you try this? Does it sound absolutely disgusting to you? What other weird drinks have you seen/tried?

Hugs and Kisses,

The Cornfed Princess

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Hello everyone!  My name is Karissa.  I'm a current college student as well as a full time worker!  I'm introducing myself to blogging because I've always been interested in sharing my life and doing new things and showing other people!

I've got a lot of different ideas and things I want to try out.  Here's a few different ideas I have:
  • Subscription Box & Product Reviews
  • Pintertests
  • School Posts
  • Outfit of the Day Posts
  • Fitness Posts
  • Lots of others!
There's not much for me to say in this really,  I'd rather have the rest of my blog do the talking/showing for me!

Hugs and Kisses,

The Cornfed Princess