Monday, March 10, 2014

Beauty Box 5 - March 2014

Beauty Box 5
Cost: $12/month

My first Beauty Box 5 is finally here!

Swissco Dual Sided Facial Pad  - $2

Achieving softer skin and smaller pores is as easy as exfoliating a few times a week! Just add your favorite cleanser to the pad, gently buff that pretty face and kiss lackluster skin goodbye!

Bellapierre Cosmetics Makeup Base - $18.99 (FULL SIZE!!)

Every girl deserves an all-in-one that hides imperfections and makes her makeup even better. This pretty ivory base is great when you're low on time (or room in your purse) and serves as a concealer, illuminator, and eyeshadow primer!

Jane's Pick All Natural Soap - $8

Get clean without all the chemicals! Made from an all-natural blend infused with herbs and flowers, these pretty soaps are handmade, so each bar has a unique pattern and relaxing scent.

H2O Plus Hand & Nail Cream - $15

Proven to soften even the roughest hands, this award winning lotion is lightweight, non-greasy and restores your skin with silk proteins, Vitamin E and marine botanicals.

Tree Hut Shea Body Butter - $7.49

Treat your body to the best! Extra thick and paraben free, this lotion deep conditions your skin with cocoa and organic shea butter, providing natural anti-aging properties, and puts us in the mood to party with lime and coconut extract.

From their website:

  • Certified Organic Shea Butter: skin repairing & moisturizing, anti-aging, promotes elasticity
  • Coconut Extract: skin conditioning
  • Lime Extract: skin polisher
  • Safflower Seed Oil: deep moisturizer
  • Cocoa Butter: provides relief for dry or flaky skin, protects skin from irritants
  • Paraben Free and No DMDM
  • Made in the USA
  • Do not test on animals

Verdict: I paid $10 for this box (I got a 3 month subscription, boxes are $12/month if you pay monthly) and got $51.48 worth of product.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

PopSugar Must Have - March 2014

PopSugar Must Have
Cost: $39.95/month

It's finally here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 It wasn't supposed to be here until Wednesday, but SURPRISE! It's here!

 Baublebar Elephant Ring Tree - $12

For me, this is one of those things that you don't realize you need until you get one. And now that I have it, it will get lots of use! But I would have never thought to buy one myself.

Materials: Silver-Chrome Plated Cast Metal, Gold-brass
Measurements: 1.75" x 3" x 1.5"

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum - $54

Dogeared Lucky Horseshoe Make A Wish Necklace - $58

Apparently, the idea is that you wear this necklace until the charm falls off and then your wish will come true. $58 for a necklace that is made to fall apart? :/

  • 16" gold filled fine chain
  • 10mm gold dipped horseshoe charm
  • gold filled spring ring closure
  • lucy horseshoe message card

  • This is basically a Whole Wheat Fig Nuton. 

    The smooth, mild flavor of the pea is already delicious. So why mess with Mother Nature? We simply sprinkled it with a little salt to bring out the flavor and, voilĂ ! Natural goodness, made great. Perfect for a post-workout snack, lunch side or crunchy topping on a salad, Lightly Salted Snapea Crisps are so simply good, you can eat them with anything, anywhere.

    *Less fat & sodium
    *More Fiber
    *Higher Levels of Protein and Vitamin B
    *Gluten Free
    *Lower hypoglycemic index

    This was one of the spoilers, and the item I was definitely excited to get!! This scarf is a gorgeous blue pattern and oh gosh, it is SOOOOOO SOFT!!! And it sells for a whopping $72!! 

    VERDICT: I paid $39.95 for this box and got $205.95 worth of products (not including the value on the food items)

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Glossybox - February 2014

    I finally got my first Glossybox today. The February 2014 box. Today is March 6th. Their shipping is RIDICULOUS! I am so frustrated with the slow shipping on this box, that I am considering cancelling my subscription after my 3 month sub is over. :/

    Let's get started on the box.

    Figs & Rouge Cherry Blossom Tinted Lip Balm - $9.00 (FULL SIZE)

    Made with 100% natural ingredients and featuring a light cherry blossom scent, this organic tinted lip balm provides a tinge of color while keeping lips moisturized. Petroleum free.

    *I used this lip balm one time and I am definitely not a fan! It is not easy to apply (you have to use your finger). It comes out super thick and felt very waxy on my lips.This is going in the gift pile*

    OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel - $32.00 (FULL SIZE)

    This revolutionary lightweight gel is clinically proven to provide 8 hours of incredible long-lasting shine control while giving you that just-applied makeup look. Alcohol and fragrance free, non-comedogenic and non-drying.

    Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in "City of Angels"  - $18.00 (FULL SIZE)

    Lauren B. Beauty's advanced, quick drying nail enamels deliver a high-shine, chip-resistant, long-lasting finish. City of Angels is a sheer, tender blush pink that flatters all skin tones. Not too saccharine sweet, it's possibly the chicest neutral ever. Each formula is eco - and vegan friendly with no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor, and is proudly made in the USA.

    Sumita Beauty Kala Color Intense Pencil - $15.00 (FULL SIZE)

    Transform your eyes and add beautiful definition by simply drawing the line. Inspired by the deep pigment of the kajal pencil, this long-wearing liner is ideal for use on the inner water line of your eye, as well as the outer lash.

    Pureology Serious Colour Care - $24.00 (FULL SIZE)

    This is a multi-tasking hair treatment spray that provides 21 essential benefits to prime, protect and perfect color-treated hair. Completely free of Salt, Parabens, Colorants, Drying Alcohols, Mineral Oil, DEA (diethanolamine)

    Glossybox Lipstick in Glossy Pink  - $14.00 (FULL SIZE)

    Kryolan, a trusted brand in the professsional make up sector, has developed an exclusive moisture rich lipstick just for Glossybox. With this "pro" approved lipstick, your lips will feel soft and velvety with a luminous, long-lasting color.

    Verdict: I paid $21 for this box and received $112 worth of product, all of which I will use except for the hair treatment (my hair isn't currently color treated, so I will gift this item).

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    Target Beauty Box

    The Target Beauty Box is back!

    The box is $5 (plus tax) and a one time purchase. 

    The Beauty Box Includes:
    1) TONI&GUY Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray (2.5 fl oz): Want beachy hair without hitting the surf? Spray from root to tip for salty, sultry texture and subtle, windswept waves.
    2) L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara (.22 fl oz): Stretch and lengthen lashes for a fluttery, winged-out look with this unique mascara formula and revolutionary asymmetrical Butterfly Brush.
    3) Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo (1.7 oz): Give hair a rejuvenating boost with this paraben and colorant-free formula made with natural tapioca to instantly absorb excess oil with less residue.
    4) COVERGIRL Smoochies Sizzle Gloss (.44 fl oz): Pucker up. Sheer color meets sizzling shimmer in a moisturizing formula that’s always stunning, never sticky.
    5) Jergens BB Cream Light (2 fl oz): Finally, a multi-tasking beauty cream in a quick-drying formula that goes on sheer and delivers visible results in just 5 days.

    Are you going to grab a box? 

    March 2014 Glossybox Spoiler

    Just got this in my email.... A March spoiler for Glossybox. Not sure if I'm thrilled about this yet or not. Has anyone tried this?

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Beauty Box 5 Limited Edition Box

    Beauty Box 5 is offering a new Limited Edition box! Of course, I have already ordered mine. :)

    From the email: 
    "To celebrate the opening of our online store we’re going all out and offering Christmas-style savings this spring!
    Snag over $100 in samples from previous beauty boxes, including makeup, hair, skincare, nail, and body products!"

    Pop Sugar March 2014 Spoiler!!

    PopSugar has released a spoiler for March! All PopSugar Must Have boxes will contain this gorgeous Brokedown Blue Ikat Scarf (a $72 value).  And now through 3.10.14 or while supplies last, you can use the code “IKAT10″ to save $10 off your March box!