My Little Lost Package Fiasco

Have you ever lost a package in the mail? If you have then you are very familiar with the 5 stages of losing a package. Stage One: Shock, “What!!! You haven’t received the package I sent you?” Stage Two: Denial, “There is no way you haven’t gotten the package. I know I wrote the right address on it.” Stage three: Anger, “I can not believe that the post office lost my package, they are going to be hearing about this!” Stage Four: Hopelessness, “It is gone! Gone forever, lost to the island of misfit packages. I will never see it again, it will never arrive.” Last but not least Stage Five: Acceptance, “I know it is gone but oh well, maybe it will turn up one day.” These were the 5 all too real stages I went through during my recent long lost package fiasco.

| The Story |

Recently, or more like October to be exact, my Grammy sent me a package. By now it was November, she never told me that she sent the package until she began to wonder why I never said “Thank You” or mentioned that I had gotten it.”You haven’t gotten the package I sent you yet? That is impossible!” she thought. But it was true I hadn’t gotten it. So you can definitely say were head deep in stage one of losing a package shock. Although, even with the ample time that had past we decided to give it a few more days because maybe it would arrive So the next week I checked the mail again and still no package.

By now stage two denial had sunk in leaving me thinking “there is no way my Grammy wrote down the wrong address! She has sent me packages before.”  However, I did double check with her and just like I thought she had written down the right address. So where was the package? and Why was it taking so long? We needed answers and fast before it was lost forever.

This lead to stage three, anger! I check the mail over and over, I asked the nice lady at the front desk but she told me there was nothing there for me. My grammy had her sister check her mailbox to see if the package was returned but of course, it wasn’t! The months past October, November, December, and still no package. The final stages were upon us, hopelessness and acceptance. At first, I was hopeless but I wished it would turn up even if it were months from now. Then I began to accept it and out of nowhere the package arrived!! 

This is where the happy ending begins one month later on January 15th the package had finally arrived. I was checking the mail, as usual, I brought my package slip to the front I knew what it was, my wedding stuff but the lady was holding a small yellow package too. That was odd and to my surprise, it was the lost package! I smiled and laughed a little, thanked the nice lady and all I could think was, I knew it would arrive. Better late than Never, I always say!

So my lovelies that is the story of my missing package. I hope you all enjoyed it and I hope it left you with a smile on your face and a giggle in your voice. Below are all the lovely things that were packed inside. So let’s hear one of your missing package stories. I’m sure you have a good one! What are you waiting for? Leave it in the comments below so I can read them! And may your shipping go smoothly!!

These old, simple, little measuring spoons may seem like an odd thing for a gift but they almost made me cry. They are the spoons that my Great Grandma used for baking with her children, then they were passed down to my Grammy. She used them to bake with her children and someday I hope to do the same with my children.
This little bracelet was just the thing a needed to add a little extra pink to my wardrobe. You can never have too much pink!
The one I had been waiting for! A shiny, pearly white, grey and silver wrap bracelet. It is beautiful and the best part is it was made by hand by my wonderful Grammy herself. Can you tell I like bracelets and jewelry yet?!

Arbonne Package | A Beauty Review |

| My Personalized Sample Kit |

I have been looking to find a new line of beauty products to ramp up my makeup collection and my morning and night face wash routine. There is nothing wrong with the one I use now and I do love it dearly but it is an acne face wash by Clinique and I am looking one that combats more than just that. I did lots of research and am still in the process of doing so but for right now I am trying some products from Arbonne thanks to Lindsey Mann an Arbonne consultant. I got in touch with her through Facebook and told her about my wants and needs in the products I was looking for and she sent me a lovely personalized sample package. It was everything I was looking for and more, so if you are thinking of trying some new products but want to be sure you like them before you purchase them give Lindsey a message or email and she will fill all your needs. My new product go to had to be meet my needs and wants, I wanted the product to be free of harsh chemicals and not irritate my sensitive skin, not take a long time to apply or have complicated instructions and most of all make me happy to be using it. And so far Arbonne meets all my needs. So let’s take a look at what I received in my Arbonne Sample Package!

Calm 4-Step Set For Sensitive Skin |

Arbonne’s Calm skincare line is for sensitive it hydrates, reduces discomfort and soothes the skin. It has four steps which make for a little bit longer face wash than I am used to but, it is well worth it. You start with the daily cleanser, it is a clear jell you apply to your face and wash in circular motions. I like that this daily cleanser is not foam because I feel you can get more out of the product that way. After you have washed your face you move onto the Soothing Face Serum applying a pea size amount all over your face. This serum tightens pores and makes your face feel refreshed. After the serum, it is time to moisturize using the Gentle Daily Moisturizer then apply the Soothing Eye Gel. The Daily Moisturizer and Soothing Eyes Gel are wonderful and moisturize so well, they are not greasy and leave your face feeling fresh and ready for the day! I highly recommend this product if you have sensitive skin, after washing and using all four steps I didn’t have any redness or tenderness at all. It left me feeling clean, soothed and happy!

-Meet the Daily Cleanser- 

Energy Fizz Sticks |

 Where do I start with these other than saying I really like them. The Energy Fizz Sticks are a great way to kick-start your morning or afternoon.They are made with a botanical blend of green tea, guarana and ginseng combined with B vitamins and chromium to support energy. As well they have less than 1 gram of sugar and come in two flavours Pomegranate and Citrus. Just add the little package to 8 oz of water and watch as it fizzes and transforms your everyday water into a vitamin energy packed thirst quencher. I tried both flavours and have to say that the Citrus was my favourite, it has a clean fresh lemon-lime taste and is even better if you add some fresh lemons and limes of your own. I found the Pomegranate one to be a little fake tasting and it just didn’t have that fresh Pomegranate taste like I was hoping for and left a bad aftertaste. Maybe it is just my taste buds. Although I do highly recommend Citrus Fizz Stick, it has an energy kick and can get you through your slouching afternoons.

-Meet the Fizz Sticks-

It’s A Long Story Mascara |

Can we take a moment to admire the name, it is perfect and makes me think of a girl and her best friend laughing away about a story one of them told the other about some juicy gossip. It is perfect! After all, Mascara is a girl’s second best- friend and a makeup bag staple. Am I right or am I right? Having a good go-to mascara is a must, and if you need a new go-to Arbonne ‘It’s A Long Story Mascara’ has you covered. This Mascara will add that much-wanted photo shoot length for an ultra-dramatic and eye-accentuating look to any makeover. As well it is water resistant making it stand up to a few happy tears and that summer dewy face not to mention it makes for an easy wash off without having to use special water-proof makeup remover too. I really loved this Mascara, however, I wish it came in more than just black because I like to use a dark drown apposed to black because I just feel it looks better on me but I still love it none-the-less.   

-Meet the Mascara-

Protein Shake Mix – Vanilla |

I tried this vegan Protein Shake Mix in vanilla and overall the taste is good, it is smooth, creamy, and has a great vanilla flavour. I have tried a few different vegan and vegetarian protein shakes before because normal protein shakes give me a stomach ache and I don’t like the taste or texture of them. Right now my go-to protein shake mix is by Vega-one and it is almost time to replace it and Arbonne may take its place. You can drink the Arbonne mix with water or your vegan, vegetarian milk or for an even better taste add it to your smoothies. This is my go-to form of protein shake is smoothied with a banana, blueberries, spinach, ice and almond milk. Delish! I really enjoyed this protein powder and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a vegan, vegetarian option. 

-Meet the Protein Powder-

Overall I am very happy to have received the samples I have and I am excited to be purchasing some new things to add to my makeup and skincare routine. As well every purchase helps out a fellow friend Lindsey. If you want to purchase some of these products or try some out get in touch with Lindsey here and learn a little more about her below so you know just who you are helping. As well take a peek at some of her favourite products and who knows maybe they will become your favourite too!

| Learn About Arbonne |

“We are passionate about what we do. We develop world-class products with potent botanicals and cutting-edge science. And we continually look for ways to make our products better and better.”

– Dr. Peter Matravers | Chief Scientific Officer

Here is just a little about what makes Arbonne such a wonderful brand. Arbonne is a European beauty brand that is pure, safe, healthy and inspired by nature. They combine the best of science and nature to create some of the purest beauty products on the market and being a European Brand means that Arbonne goes by the European Standards. This means they cut out over 1300 cancer-causing chemicals from their products, whereas in the USA the FDA only cuts out about 10-15. Scary I know! Arbonne offers everything from beauty to health and nutrition as well, including a wide variety of skincare lines from cleanser to makeup and even a 30-Day Healthy Living Program.  Arbonne is vegan, gluten free, non-GMO and cruelty-free too. And Every product has

*Arbonne Photo* Click Here for the full ingredient list.
  • NO mineral oil
  • NO Petroleum
  • NO Waxes
  • NO Formaldehyde
  • NO Acetone
  • NO Toluene
  • NO Phthalates
  • NO Dyes
  • NO Parabens
  • NO Animal Products or By-Products
  • NO Harsh Levels of Chemicals
  • NO Chemical Fragrances
  • NO Gluten


| A Little Bit About Lindsey |

My name is Lindsay Mann, I am 21 years old and I live in Nevada. I am currently a full-time college student, and happily married to my high school sweetheart, Cody!.I am an Independent Consultant with Arbonne, and I have been with the company since January. Before Arbonne, I was working at a daycare taking care of little kiddos all day until I fell and broke my elbow! I was put on work restrictions and couldn’t lift more than 5 pounds and due to that, I was left unemployed. It was really hard for me to find a job that worked with my school schedule and my physical therapy schedule. Then one day in January my mother in law invited me to an Arbonne party that she was hosting and I fell in LOVE! I loved the company and what it stood for. I loved their ingredients policy, their products, and I loved the people I met. So I decided to start my own Arbonne business later that week and I have been happy and blessed ever since. At the start, my vision was small, just get a job but now I have been lucky enough to be promoted to District Manager. Overall, I encourage everyone to follow what they love and what feels right for them. Arbonne is a job that you can fit it into your current schedule, and still live the life you want! So if you guys have any questions please feel free to connect me, my facebook page is or email me at

| Lindsey’s Arbonne Must-Haves |

1. Arbonne Essentials Energy Fizz Sticks

2. It’s a Long Story Mascara

“I love mascara and I am very picky with mascara, so I love this one because it doesn’t irritate my eyes, and makes my lashes look beautiful and long!”

3. RE9 Advanced Intensive Renewal Serum

“I love our RE9 anti-aging skincare line as a whole, but one of my favorite products from this line is the serum. It seriously makes your skin soft and glowing, plus it’s filled with a bunch of good ingredients to help repair your skin and prevent or erase wrinkles!”



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