Southern Belle in Training

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July 20, 2020

Much Needed Summer Pick Me Ups with Babbleboxx!

     This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Southern Belle in Training!

     I have a new Babbleboxx to review today, and the theme is Summer Pick Me Ups. That couldn't have come at a more perfect time, right?! I think in Summer 2020 we all need a little extra pick me up. 😉 There are some amazing products I got to review that I've been so excited to share with you.

     If you haven't read one of my past review posts with Babbleboxx before, you might be wondering what the heck a Babbleboxx is. Fair question! Babbleboxx is an awesome company that works on getting the latest and greatest new products into the hands of bloggers and influencers, so we can test them and review them for you to learn about. Sometimes Babbleboxxes contain items from super well known brands, other times it's totally new-to-me items from start-ups! Although today's post is sponsored, I always promise to give you an 100% honest review on my thoughts on the items inside (and today's round-up really does have some winners!. You can see the previous Babbleboxx I reviewed back at the holidays in this post.

     First up- how cute are these drinkware items from Swig Life?! The Stemless Wine Cup would be great for pool or lake days outside. The Travel Mug is the ideal type of cup that I'd bring to work to keep my tea hot in the mornings while I'm on-air doing the morning show. Both cups keep hot beverages hot for nine hours, and cold beverages cold for three hours. I love the cute patterns on each of them! You can save 10% on your Swig Life purchase through this link!

     Summer 2020 is the first summer of my life (yes, really the first!) when I've experimented with self-tanning products. So it was the perfect time for this Babbleboxx to introduce me to Vita Liberata. I was sent their Fabulous Self Tanning Mist and Luxury Tanning Mit, and their Beauty Blur Skin Tone Optimizer makeup. The tanning mist and mit are easy to use and have quick results. The Beauty Blur can be used both a primer under foundation, or on its own for light coverage makeup days. Ulta has a great selection of Vita Liberata products!

     While each year I do enjoy reading a mix of fiction and non-fiction, I definitely tend to go more for lighthearted fiction picks in the summertime. Just something nice about a fun, girly read while enjoying the sun at the pool or beach! The Summer Villa by Melissa Hill is a brand new feel-good read that is about rekindled friendship between three women... and set in Italy. The chapters alternate between past and present which make it a fun read. The Summer Villa is available for purchase now!

         I gotta confess something: before trying these Energy Rush Sticks from  4C, I had never tried an energy drink before! So this was something new to me. These Sticks are sugar free so there isn't a sugar crash a few hours later, and they're a lot cheaper than RedBull or other similar drinks. As most of you know, I'm a morning radio host for my day job, so my weekdays start very early. I tried one of these after work one day when I was feeling pretty sleepy by lunchtime, and it definitely helped me feel more awake for the second part of my day!

     I saved the best for last! I was so impressed by my Cindi Nails manicure set that I was sent. These are phenomenal products! I received a full Manicure System which included their special top and base coat, and color as well. Cindi Nails products are natural, non-toxic and vegan... and most importantly THEY WORK!! I painted both my nails and toes with these polishes, and both lasted a full seven days before chipping. I think that's pretty great for a nail system that isn't acrylic or gel based in any way! Most polishes chip within 48 hours for me. I will definitely be using these more, and I'd love to order more colors. If you'd like to try Cindi Nails, use my code Belle2020 for 20% off between now and August 31st.

    Thanks for checking out my current summer pick me ups! What items have been pick me ups for you this year? Let me know in the comments!

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese 


  1. Oh my gosh this box looks like so much fun! I am in love with both of those cups!!!

  2. What a great box!! I have always wanted to get a Swigg cup-the colorful leopard is perfect for you!

  3. This is such a fun box. OMG I need that wine tumbler


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