Wednesday, April 30, 2014

PopSugar - April 2014

PopSugar Must Have
Cost :$39.95/month

April's PopSugar box is here, a little later than it normally is. That's ok though, because I just got the Resort Box about a week ago.

Nature Box PopSugar Must Have Mix ($5)

This is a trail mix that was custom made for PopSugar. It has almonds, soybeans, corn and cranberries. As I've mentioned a few times, I am kind of a picky eater, and while I do like trail mix, this doesn't have anything in it that I will eat. So I'll pass it along to a friend.

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palatte ($36)

This is the item I am MOST EXCITED about in this month's box. The palette retails for $36, almost the cost of the entire box! And it is GORGEOUS!! I like that it comes with a How-To guide for 3 different looks that you can make with it. I'm IN LOVE!!

Graphic Image "Run The World" Notebook ($36)

I always like to keep a notepad handy in my car in case I need to write anything down and this is a cute little one. The edges of the pages have that silver lining to them, making it pretty fancy looking.

Caldrea Rosewater Driftwood Hand Soap ($10.50)

This is a big, full size hand soap. It did leak a little bit in shipping, but it was in bubble wrap so nothing was damaged. It smells really nice too.

These are really cute and I will put them to good use.

This is a super cute, reusable grocery tote bag that folds up and zips up into a handy pouch for easy storage. I love the pretty flower pattern, and I seriously can't get enough tote bags! I use them for EVERYTHING. This holds up to 20lbs , is made from 50% post-consumer recycled bottle fabric and they donate 1% of profits to ocean research & conservation! How cool!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Birchbox - April 2014

Cost: $10/month

My April Birchbox is FINALLY HERE. I am so frustrated with BB right now, I actually cancelled my account (though I'm sure I will eventually get over it and re-subscribe, because the points system is amazing). I have read that they have a new shipping facility or carrier, something new that is really horrible, because this box shipped on April 4th, and didn't arrive until April 24th. According to the tracking information, the box spent almost 2 weeks just sitting in Indiana. I got so frustrated that it wasn't moving, that I emailed BB and they are actually sending out a replacement box.

The theme for April is "Rainy Days"

Meh, this box wasn't horrible. It's actually a pretty decent box.

Kenyan Coffee Face Polish, Body Scrub & Hydrating Face Oil (samples)

Foil samples. Yuck.

Keims Cleanshine Energizing Shampoo ($9.50)

This is a pretty generous sized sample. I have super long, super thick hair so I will probably get about 2 uses out of this.

Color Club Gala's Gems Collection - Aquamarine ($13)

I seriously love this color!!!

My first silver eyeliner. What will I do with it? Not sure. Will I wear it? Yes. Where? Not sure. :) But I love it. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

BzzAgent - Bic Soleil Glow Razors

This is my third box of freebie items (aka "campains") from BzzAgent.  They couldn't have come at a better time either! I need a new razor. Plus it's a 3 pack and comes with a stack of $3 off coupons! I like the different pastel colors too.

I used one of the razors this morning (the purple one), and it has easily became my new favorite razor ever! It was so smooth and soft, I actually had to check and make sure that I was actually shaving my legs!

DISCLAIMER: I received these products compliments of BzzAgent for review/testing purposes.

PopSugar Must Have Promo Item

Today I got this email from PopSugar. Looks like they are sending a "sorry you had to wait" freebie item to the subscribers that had to wait the extra week for their Special Edition Resort box. Way to go, PopSugar!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BoxyCharm - April 2014

Cost: $21/month

My first BoxyCharm came today.

Like Glossybox, it comes in a super cute box with a bow! (Pink this month, I've heard they change colors)

The theme for April is "Strike A Pose"

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick ($19.90)
This is in the color "Hollywood" and it's very pigmented, very vibrant. It is very creamy and soft on your lips.

Coolway Glow Finishing Oil ($29.95)
This color safe, alcohol free hair oil is designed to add vibrancy back into your hair. I can't wait to use this in my hair care routine. I am all for hair care products!

  • Leaves a full, shiny, finished look as the last step in your hair care regimen
  • Incorporates Porphyra Seaweed extract for extra nourishment and hydration
  • Suitable for all hair types, including color-treated hair
  • Non-toxic formula has no Formaldehyde, Lye or Sulfates, and is free of Parabens, Phthalates and Sodium Chloride

ModelCo Colour Box Eye Pencil ($18)
Another black eyeliner. I stopped counting the number of black eyeliners I have. This will go in the "eventually I'll use it" pile. Seriously, a girl can't have too many black eyeliners (can she???). I really like that it has a sharpener built in on the cap. Pretty handy!

ModelCo Blush Cheek Powder ($18)
This is in the color "Cosmopolitan" and it's so pretty! It has just the right amount of color! I have a hard time finding a good shade of blush, I am super pale, but this is a perfect match!

BellaPierre Nail Polish in Aqua Teal ($15)
I love this color! I have an unhealthy obsession with blue nail polish and this is simply GORGEOUS!

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box

PopSugar Must Have
Cost: $100

It's finally here!! My PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box

This special edition resort box went on sale back in February at a price of $100. It sold out rather quickly, but I was able to snag one up.

PopSugar said the box would ship out by March 31st. SOME boxes shipped out by that day, however most of us (myself included) got an email a day or two before the boxes were to ship out, stating they they were having inventory issues with one of the products in the box (i.e. they ran out of something) and they needed to push back the shipping date to April 7th.

Of course, this caused quite an outrage and upset a lot of customers. But FINALLY, it's here!

Salty Road Salty Caramel Apple Taffy ($6.50)

I love taffy, and this sounds really yummy. However, I can't eat taffy :( Or rather, I choose not to. I have super sensitive teeth and hate when taffy or caramel or things of that consistency, get stuck to my teeth. :( And I have a tongue ring, so it becomes an even bigger mess. So I will gift this to my brother. He gets all of the food items that I don't / won't eat. (I'm a super picky eater!)

Epicuren Tropical Lave Body Cleanser ($24)

This is a really fancy body wash. This thing is huge btw! I haven't gotten a chance to use it yet, I still have some other body washes that i need to use up first, but I did take a second to give it a sniff. It seriously smells like heaven in a bottle!

Clark's Botanicals Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist   ($45)

I haven't used this enough to determine if it does what it claims (combat the signs of aging, minimize wrinkles, plumps skin and increases micro-circulation, helps to combat redness and inflammation) but I have used it since I got the box and it makes my face feel great.

Smashbox Santigolden Age Double Ended Limitless Liner ($24)

This is a beautiful eye liner! Like, so pretty I'm not even sure if I want to use it. I might just put it on a shelf and stare at it (like my Urban Decay mascara.... I've got issues!)

R.B. of McD clutch ($150?)

This is a PopSugar exclusive, and I cannot find this exact one for sale anywhere, so I am going to guess on the price. There was 2 versions of the clutch that went out, and I'm glad I got this one. However, it's really not as cute or "luxurious" as I would have hoped. Some bloggers have said that it looks like a fancy bank deposit bag, and I am inclined to agree. I will probably use this as a makeup bag instead of a clutch.

Cuyana Turkish Towel ($55)

A really fancy beach towel.... with fringe. I'm honestly not sure what I'm going to do with it. Maybe pack it next time I go to the pool or the lake (we don't have beaches in Nebraska). For now, it's still in the package, in my closet. :/ It's super soft however. Maybe I can use it as a light blanket while sitting outside at night.

Length: 63in
Width: 37.4in

Sisco Berluti Bracelet Stack ($100)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stack! I am usually not a fan of anything gold, but these are beautiful! This could have been the only item in the box and I would have been happy.

The value for this box was well over $300. This was my first special edition box and I definitely feel that I got my money worth. I wish PopSugar would have sent it out on time, like they said, but I'm happy with everything that came in it!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Influenster VoxBox - Sargento Cheese

*I received this Sargento Cheese Voxbox complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I got my first Influenster VoxBox! Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese.  The box came with a coupon for a free package of cheese, a $1 off coupon and a cute lunch tote.

I chose Colby Jack cheese. I love the fact that each slice is only 40 calories each, so it makes a perfect snack! My only dislike is how thin the slices are. When they say "ultra thin", they aren't kidding. Like paper thing. Or thinner. If that's possible. I have yet to be able to get a single slice out of the package without it tearing in some way. :(

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ipsy - April 2014


A day earlier than expected, my Ipsy bag is here! And it looks amazing!

This month's theme is "Beauty Rocks". How cute!

This bag is adorable! The cute makeup bags are one of my favorite parts about Ipsy!

Coastal Scents  Medium Shadow Brush ($2.49)

You can never have too many brushes. Really. I love getting tools in my boxes.

Starlooks  Luscious Longwear Lip Pencil  ($14)

This is will be traded or given away to someone who can use it. I am not a lip liner girl. :P

dr. brandt®  microdermabrasion  ($78)

This is also being swapped. $78 for the full size (2oz) product?! WOW!

dr. brandt microdermabrasion is a revolutionary formula designed to mimic the transformative brightening, smoothing effects of the popular in-office microdermabrasion treatment at home.
  • enables better absorption of skincare products
  • an at home alternative to professional, clinical treatments
  • helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne marks, and skin discolorations

This is a beautiful color but probably not something that I would wear very often. 

This is the item I was THE MOST excited for! I love EVERYTHING Urban Decay! This is so cute! Will definitely be going in my travel bag!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Beauty Box 5 Review - April 2014

Beauty Box 5
Cost: $12/month

Beauty Box 5  is a subscription service that costs $12/month.

The theme this month was "Shades of Beauty"

Every month you receive a card detailing the items and full size prices included in your box.

BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Palette (~$3)

Some people got this in their Ipsy bags a few months ago, however I did not, so this is new to me. I'm not too sure how often I will use the San Francisco color ('m not a big fan of browns), but the Hollywood and Malibu ones will be used!

Nicka K New York Hydro Lipstick ($4.99)

I saw 3 color options in the spoilers for this lipstick and I am glad that this is the color I got (although, I'm not exactly sure what the color is called). 

"Enjoy luscious color infused with hydrating moisture for a perfect pout, every time. Available in 24 sensational shades, our new Hydro lipsticks are formulated with jojoba oil for lightweight, conditioning and long-lasting wear. Housed in sleek, luxurious, faux metal packaging. Paraben Free."

Blum Naturals All Purpose Cleansing Wipes ($2.49)

This says that it can take off your eye makeup, however, I was not able to get mine off with it. I ended up using my go-to Sephora makeup remover, and used these wipes to remove the slightly oily film that the Sephora one usually leaves on my skin. It does have a slight grapefruit / citrus scent. These might work well as travel wipes for dirty hands however. 

Jergens Natural Glow – 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer (~$2)

This is just one of those items that I don't use and will be trading/giving away.

Bonne Bell Lip Definer ($2)

I don't use lip liners, so I will be trading this as well.