Southern Belle in Training

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March 15, 2019

Early Spring PR Packages Review.

     It's been far too long since I've done a PR package review on the blog! Over the last month, I've received some wonderful spring mailers from brands that I love, so I wanted to share and review them for you today! Here's my usual disclaimer about PR reviews if you haven't read one of these posts before: nothing that I'm featuring here today is sponsored! I simply like to share and review the packages that I get sent by brands for blogging. 😊

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     Avon's PR packages are always so generous, and some of my favorites! Last year, they sent me a couple items from the Anew Hydra Fusion skincare line. I had given a couple of the items to my mom, but of the items that I kept I remember that I was obsessed with everything, especially the Replenishing Serum! I was so excited to receive more Anew Hydra Fusion items in the mail- in addition to a refill on the Replenishing Serum, they sent other products that I can't wait to use.

     I received this fun PR package from joy, a brand new shaving line sold exclusively at Walmart! Previously, I'd been using the same razor for many years, just changing the blade every now and then, but not thinking much about it. Getting the joy razor has made me realize that there are a lot of other shaving options out there- haha! I love the fun packaging on this. You can learn more about the joy razor in a post on my Instagram today.

     It's always fun to get pretty new jewelry picks in the mail from Sugarfix, Baublebar's exclusive line sold at Target! I think I'm going to wear the pink flower earrings to a wedding this summer, and the gold necklace is another new favorite of mine. I wear a lot of Sugarfix jewelry and have been impressed with the quality, considering the affordable price point.

     How fun are these nude heels from JustFab? The style is called the Sanoura. I first tried out JustFab shoes last summer when I did a campaign with them, and I'm so happy that they've still been sending me items. JustFab sells very affordable shoes (most pairs under $50), and they hold up well! These low nude heels are so practical for summer. I know I'll be living in them for work! 

     I've seen other blogger friends get PR mail from Pixi Beauty before, so I was thrilled to finally be added to their mailing list! They sent over two eyeshadow palettes, and this travel brush set. I gave the other palette to my friend Emily, but I kept the Reflex Light Palette. Y'all- I think this eyeshadow palette is my favorite thing in this entire blog post! The Reflex Light Palette has become my favorite everyday eyeshadow palette, and I use this pretty much exclusively for weekday makeup now. The colors are so shimmery and so beautiful, but not dark at all! Even the darker brown shades don't come wear super dark. This is an ideal palette for work, or for formal occasions if you don't like heavy eye makeup. I can't recommend this enough! 

     I've been on the IT Cosmetics PR list for a few years now, and they continue to send such generous and fun mailers! Last week I received this amazing package, which was promoting their new Confidence in a Foundation. I have used IT Cosmetics CC cream for a few years (I alternate between this and other foundations), but I fee like I'll love this product even more than the CC cream, because it's a full coverage foundation, which are generally my preferences!  IT Cosmetics also sent over some skincare products, and their new citrine roller! I was so excited about that, as I'd been looking into getting a quartz roller. 

     So many fun goodies!! I've really loved everything that I've received from PR mail lately. I look forward to trying even more of the products and keeping y'all posted on what I think.

     Have a great weekend- thanks so much for reading! Monday is my one year anniversary of moving to Charlottesville, so I have a fun blog post planned for that! 

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese 



  1. I've wanted to try IT Cosmetics before but never have! So many people love it. I'll have to try something soon. You're going to love the roller. I like to keep mine in the freezer!

  2. Oooo so many fun things! The Pixi package is so fun; I loved that they included the eyeshadow brushes. You'll have to keep us updated on what you think of the It Cosmetics foundation; I've heard good things.

  3. So many amazing items!! I love those earrings, I always eye them at Target! ;)

  4. I'm so excited to try the new IT Cosmetics foundation -- they, along with Pixi, send the best mailers!
    Loving those earrings from Sugarfix -- I need to get on that list. Haha!

  5. What a great haul! I love checking out what others receive as PR boxes.

  6. I love the Sugarfix by Baublebar earrings!!

  7. I can't wait to you try on that eyeshadow. It looks so beautiful!

  8. I love SugarFix. The new line looks gorgeous!

  9. Ahhh how fun. It looks like you've received some great goodies lately. I love getting SugarFix packages. They always have such fun pieces.

  10. I was happy when I saw the Pixi PR package. I love their stuff.


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