Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Hello Gorgeous!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Beauty Box 5 March 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription that delivers four or five handpicked samples directly to your doorstep. Your Beauty Box will contain items like makeup, skin care products, hair care products, fragrances and a few other surprises! The payment options are monthly at a price of $12, quarterly at a price of $30, or yearly at a price of $100. Today my second box arrived and here is what I received this month:


- Lavera Mango Milk Care Treatment (Size: 0.8 fl. oz.)
Mango Milk Hair Repair deep conditioning treatment designed for color-treated hair. Highly-antioxidant organic mango fruit extract, as well as organic green tea extract, protects hair from free-radical damage which can fade color. Rich organic oils such as jojoba, avocado, and soybean protect and support. Organic cocoa and shea butter seal in moisture. As a special ingredient we have added cotton flower extracts to the mango milk hair treatment which has a smoothing action on stressed hair and provides brilliant shine. I do not have my hair color treated but I do like trying out new hair masks so I am excited to test this one out. (Retail Value: $16.00 for 4.1 oz.)

- Freeman Facial Anti-Stress Mask: Dead Sea Minerals (Size: 0.5 fl. oz.)
This anti-stress mud mask enhanced with Dead Sea Minerals instantly absorbs excess oil while clarifying and purging pores. Rinse away the mask to reveal smooth, radiant, healthy looking skin. Perfect for oily and t-zone skin types prone to breakouts. I have tried other Freeman facial masks and have loved them so I am really intrigued to see how this one will compare to the rest. (Retail Value: $1.99)

- Pur~lisse Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser & Makeup Remover (Size: 1.7 oz.)
Appreciate your skin, don’t irritate it. Cleanse away the day with this gentle, non-irritating blend of Soy Milk, Soy Proteins, Oatmeal and White Tea. A mild soap-free, non-foaming cleanser that respects the delicate nature of your skin. Leaves your face touchable and silky soft, without a trace of impurity. I am really excited to try this product out. If it holds up to all the claims it makes I am sure it will be fantastic. (Retail Value: $38.00 for 5.1 oz.)

- Becca Cosmetics Eye Tint in Vicuna (Size: 0.24 fl. oz.)
An ingenious eye creme with a unique formulation that glides on as a creme and sets to a powder. This long-lasting, water-resistant, crease-resistant tint is easy to apply, offering adjustable levels of sheer to high pigment color. I have been wanting to try out Becca Cosmetics for a little while and I was really happy to see it in this months box. The color is really pretty and kind of reminds me of Urban Decays eyeshadow in Sin. It is such a plus that this is a full size product. This alone made this months box well worth what I paid for it! (Retail Value: $24.00)


- Spa True Natural Advanced Lift & Firm Serum (Size: 4 ml.)
Advanced Lift & Firm Serum is an ultra-concentrated, anti-aging serum with bio-hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of fine lines and snaps your skin back to a level of smoothness anyone can see. True Natural Spa's innovative products will become your go-to for the transformation you deserve. This seems like a really neat product to try out. I cant wait to see how it works out for myself. (Retail Value: $69.00 for 0.5 fl. oz)

Overall I really liked this box more than my first box. These are products that I am actually intrigued to try and see how they work out for myself. This box completely sold me to stick with this company a little longer. Hopefully the upcoming boxes will be just as great as this one! I would suggest trying Beauty Box 5 if you liked what kind of samples they sent out.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Beautyfix Winter 2011 - 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
Beautyfix is a quarterly subscription service. This service has a price of $49.99 per quarter and each quarter you will be able to choose 8 products that you want to receive from the selection that is available. Currently there is about 72 products to choose from. Sometimes within certain products there are more options available as well, like if its an eyeshadow it may have different shades that you can choose from. With every quarter when choosing your samples you can also choose what makeup bag you would like to be included, which I thought was a really good plus to this company. This is my first quarter that I have tried this company out and what really helped me choose to try it out was a promotion code that was available, actually as of today it is still working, and the code was: BFBLOG which deducted $30 making it $19.99 for your first quarter and for those who are already subscribed there is a promo code available if you are a member of Makeup Talk. So this is what I decided to pick for my first quarter:


- Beautyfix Flat Makeup Bag Duo (Size: 5 1/2'' x 6 1/2'' & 6 1/2'' x 7 1/2'')
Organize your cosmetics with this set of 2 cosmetic bags. The small bag is perfect for holding items like your lipstick, liner and gloss, and the larger bag is great for carrying bigger items like your powder compact. Touching up on the go will be a breeze! (Retail Value: $25.00)

- Jonathan Product Finish Control HS Flexible Hairspray (Size: 10 oz.)
This modern incarnation provides the hold you crave, without the stiffness of hairsprays past. It's so flexible, in fact, that it's brushable and flake-free. Finish Control is also a master at taming fly-aways, even in humid weather. This 100% vegan formula boasts rose and cucumber essential waters, sweet almond, soy and rice proteins, and a cocktail of botanical extracts including white tea, almond, grapefruit, pomegranate, Tahitian gardenia and coconut. You get good for your hair ingredients and a fabulous finish. (Retail Value: $30.00)

- Nick Chavez Diva Xxtreme Body Styline Glaze (Size: 8 fl. oz.)
Without breaking a sweat, this glaze went to work on our limp strands, creating volume and fullness. Impervious to flakes, flyaways and frizz, our hair stayed true to its vivacious voluminous style. This Xxtreme Glaze is definitely taking our hair to new heights. (Retail Value: $20.00)

- La Rocca 24K C-Gold Reparative Primer (Size: 1 oz.)
LaRocca Skincare 24k C-Gold Reparative Primer smooths, repairs and protects your complexion with this multi-beneficial skin care gel. The lightweight formula reverses and defends sun damage with a blend of 24K colloidal gold regeneration and SPF protection. This dual action works to clarify, brighten, firm, smooth and reduce the appearance of acne. (Retail Value: $90.00)

-La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel (Size: 6.76 fl. oz.)
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel is for acne-prone skin that requires daily cleansing, both effective and gentle. It is a soap-free cleanser that purifies the skin and promotes the elimination of excess sebum with a combination of Zinc and Glycacil. When clean and free of impurities, the skin regains its physiological equilibrium. It is an ideal complement to dermatological treatments.(Retail Value: $22.00)

- Colorscience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder SPF 30 (Size: 0.14 oz.)
Colorescience's popular Sunforgettable in Almost Clear Sparkle is a tinted, weightless powder with long-lasting sun protection and sexy sparkle. Free of damaging dyes, chemicals, colorants and odors, Sunforgettable is the perfect powder for those with sensitive skin, such as rosacea or eczema, but is great for keeping the whole family safe from the sun's harmful rays. Packaged in a stylish blue orb and accompanied by a cute powder puff for perfect application. (Retail Value: $12.00)

- Kronos K-Charge Discovery Kit 4 Piece (Size: 2 bottles: 2 oz. & 2 bottles 1oz.)
This four piece kit includes everything you need for a more beautiful head of hair. Each formula is designed to purify and condition hair while adding volume, calming frizz, enhancing shine and providing intense moisture.(Retail Value: $55.00)

- Skinmedica TNS Lip Plump System (Size: 2 pieces 0.06 oz. each)
The SkinMedica TNS Lip Plump System transformed our lips within minutes, producing a fuller, youthful appearance. On top of working so quickly, anti-aging ingredient TNS smoothed fine lines and diminished imperfections. We couldn't be more excited to try out this fall's trend for bright lips! (Retail Value: $55.00)

- Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray (Size: 4 oz.)
Skindinavia's Makeup Finishing Spray is formulated with high tech ingredients that actually chill the temperature of your makeup. Simply spritz yourself a few times after you apply your makeup, and you're ready to go. Your foundation, eye makeup, and cheek color won't budge -- so say good-bye to fading and makeup that gathers in your creases or pores. This multipurpose miracle worker is great for all skin types, and can be used over any makeup textures including creams, gels, and powders. Don't be afraid to spray -- this will not make your makeup run or smear despite it's liquid nature. You can use this all year long, but it's particularly useful in the humid summer months. (Retail Value: $29.00)

The total value of my Winter 2011 - 2012 quarter Beautyfix box was $338 which I think is a pretty great deal since I only paid $19.99 plus tax. Shipping was pretty fast as well I think it took a little less than a week to get to me which is pretty good time considering it came from the East coast and I live on the West coast. I think this is a pretty great subscription service considering just about all of the items I was sent were actually full size! This company I can definitely recommend to anyone looking for a new quarterly subscription service. Have any of you dolls tried this service out yet? What were your thoughts on it?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Beauty Bar Sample Society March 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
Sample Society send out 5 deluxe-sized samples from beauty brands like Murad, Stila, and Oscar de la Renta fragrance for $15 a month. You will also receive $15 gift code to redeem on a $50 purchase - when any product from the brands you've sampled is included in your order. A bonus one-year subscription to Allure magazine ($12 value). This was my first month with this company and this is what I received:


- Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Pen (Size: 0.14oz)
Icelandic relief eye cream's lightweight yet powerful formula, in a portable pen, delivers immediate relief to delicate under-eye skin that's most vulnerable to the effects of stress. The look of puffiness and dark circles is minimized while fine lines appear softer. This I am really excited to try out. The size I received is actually a full size item valued at $20.00

-  Fekkai Advanced Glossing Cream (Size: 1.6 oz.)
With Fekkai Advanced's Brilliant Glossing Cream and its tress-perfecting properties, you'll have hair that's the envy of everyone. This adds shine to the hair, fights frizz, and is safe for color treated hair. Full size is 4 oz and has a retail value of $22.50 so the sample sent is a very generous size.

- Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (Size: 0.45 oz.)
This truly unique rice-based enzyme powder micro-exfoliates dulling debris and instantly leaves your skin noticeably smoother and brighter. The powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing important properties to smooth your skin and accelerate cell renewal. Daily Microfoliant is formulated with a unique skin-brightening complex of elements to help balance uneven skin pigmentation. It's a supreme tool to calm inflammation, leaving your skin extraordinarily clear and refreshed. Full size has a retail value of $40.00 and is 2.6 oz. I have been wanting to try Dermalogica products for a while now so I am excited about being sent this item.

- Ren Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask (Size: 0.5 oz.)
A potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce that appearance of fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone. Removes dead skin cells to renew the complexion. Full size is 1.7 oz. and has a retail value of $55.00 I really like facial masks so I cant wait to try this one out. I'm curious to see how I like it since this is a completely new product for me.


- Oscar de la Renta Esprit d'Oscar Eau de Parfum Deluxe Mini Roller Ball (Size: 0.1 oz.)
Esprit d'Oscar is a modern interpretation of Oscar de la Renta’s signature scent. Inspired by the chic and sophisticated women of today, Esprit d’Oscar is the spirit of femininity re-imagined in a timeless floral-oriental fragrance that is exceptionally feminine and sparkling in spirit. This item retails for $78.00 and is 1.6 oz. I really do like this scent. It is not too strong and I love the floral notes that it has.

Overall I think this box was a total hit for myself. I am really impressed with what items were sent and I cant wait to start trying these out. If this company keeps it up like this first month I can see this subscription company becoming a staple in my monthly subscription services that I receive! What are your opinions on Beauty Bar Sample Society? I'd love to hear your thoughts =)

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Look Bag March 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
TheLookBag is another sampling subscription that offers 5 different luxury product samples from high-end brands every month. TheLookStore.com is the exciting new beauty e-commerce website created by Alan Mruvka, Founder and former CEO of E! Entertainment Television. TheLookBag will be sent to you in the 1st two weeks of every month. In addition to the beauty samples, TheLookBag contains product information and styling tips and tricks. The Magazine tab on TheLookBag.com features exciting articles and videos on how to use the products in your LookBag. The payment options are either $10 monthly or you can choose to get a yearly subscription for $110 which includes a free month. So this was my first month with this company and this is what I received:


- Shadow Shields
Innovative and unique, Shadow Shields are the only product of its kind to truly eliminate messy "raccoon eyes" caused by dreaded eye shadow fallout. I am kind interested to see how this will work but I am not overly thrilled by receiving this as one of my samples.

- Hairkop Essence Obliphica Treatment Hair Serum
Effectively treat and rejuvenate dry or damaged hair. A unique serum produced from Obliphica fruit, known for its wonderful effect on hair and skin. Now this item I am really excited to try out since I do use a lot of heat on my hair. I am always looking for a good hair repair product.

- Frownies Facial Patches
Reverse the sign of aging naturally. These patches are placed on your face where you wish to remove fine lines. This product seems pretty interesting to try out. I do not have fine lines yet so I may just pass it on to my mother.

- Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil
A naturally occurring oil that promotes elasticity in the skin.  As we age, its production diminishes.  This key component of our sebum helps boost cell regeneration and oxygenation, leaving your face looking healthy and radiant. I have tried Indie Lee products before and I have LOVED all of them so far. I cant wait to test this one out!

- Cailyn Gel Eyeliner
Oil free, pigmented rich gel eyeliner is waterproof, smudge proof for 24 hours. Glides on smoothly and precisely, then quickly dries down to a long-wearing. Built-in brush that pops out of the cap. It is safe for sensitive eyes. This is the product that I am most excited about! It came with a stack of two types of glitter that can be incorporated into the eyeliner to make it a glitter eyeliner. I am really stoked to try this out! Hopefully it will meet my expectations.

Overall I think this was a pretty decent bag. If I didn't receive the eyeliner I would have been a tad disappointed but overall I think I will keep this subscription for a while and see how it goes from there. What are your thoughts on TheLookBag?

Monday, March 12, 2012

MyGlam March Bag 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
Today my MyGlam bag arrived. I had seen reviews and videos of other people who had already received theirs and from what I saw I was not too excited about this month. It seemed as though everything was going to be tiny sample sizes. So when I opened my packaged I was pleasantly surprised that there was a what I think may be full size product. So here is what my March MyGlam Bag consisted of:


This months bag is floral print which I thought was very cute! I think overall I am pretty content with what I received after all this month. I haven't tried any of these brands before so that's always exciting to be able to try something new! So here is the breakdown of what I received:

- Keracolor Color Enhancing Leave-In Treatment
This leave-in treatment is especially designed to enhance, protect, strengthen, and hydrate all hair types. I am a sucker for hair products since I straighten my hair most of the time my hair needs all the help it can get!

- Pur~lisse Pur-Protect SPF 30 Essential Daily Moisturizer
I tend to be a lip product junkie but I personally prefer when they are in any other type of packaging besides small packets. I just find it a little annoying when trying to get the product out. But I will try it out and see how it works for myself.

- Murad Eye Lift Perfector
Increase skin firmness by 50% in 15 minutes. Minimize the appearance of dark circles.

- 3 Lab Perfect Cleansing Foam
A richly foaming cleanser that gently removes impurities, soothes and hydrates. This is the product I thought was full size because I received a tube that is 3.4 oz. but when I looked online I could only find this product in a 4.4 oz. tube that retails for $50. So even though I don't think it is a full size this sample alone makes my March Bag well worth the $10 that I spent. I love cleansers and I am always trying to find the perfect one for myself so I cant wait to use this one!

- DermStore $25 gift card
This is for $25 off orders of $50 or more. I will definitely be using this! I have shopped at the DermStore before and I really like most of the products that they offer.

- MyGlam Exclusive Classic Crease Brush & Case
This is just too cute! I love when brands add items that are personalized, it just really shows that they care. I received two brushes which I think was most likely an error because I have seen others just get one. The brush is so soft and I will definitely be using this!

Do you dolls subscribe to MyGlam if so what did you get? What are your thoughts on this company? I know they have had their bumps along the first few months but overall I think that they have been doing a nice job at fixing those problems. Cant wait to see what the following months have in store for their customers!

Beauty Army: March 2012 Kit

Hello Gorgeous!
My March Beauty Army Kit arrived on Saturday. I think this one has got to be my favorite one so far from this company! So lets just get into what arrived this month. =)


1) Sun FX Body Shimmer
Ultra Hydrating & Illuminating Body Shimmer crème with nourishing Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil & Macadamia Oil to bring out your inner glow. (Sample Size: 2.2 oz.)

2) Mama Mio Shrink To Fit
An incredibly effective cellulite-blasting serum set in a richly moisturizing cream. Double whammy; smooth ‘orange peel-free’ legs wrapped in soft, toned, nourished, FIT skin. To reduce the appearance of cellulite, you need to kick start the sluggish circulation, decongest and reduce toxins. Shrink To Fit is packed with the most effective, expensive cellulite busters, circulation stimulators and antioxidants; all at very, very high levels to ensure we have made the very best anti-cellulite cream we possibly could. (Sample Size: 1.7 oz.)

3) Cover FX EyePrep FX
This anti-age smoothing eye primer immediately soothes, hydrates and helps reduce under eye puffiness. Formulated to strengthen the skin around the eye, it firms and rejuvenates while lightening dark under eye circles. EyePrep binds concealer, foundation and eye shadows to lids and eye area for long lasting wear. Tolerated by the most sensitive skin, this formula is oil free, fragrance free, paraben free and gluten free. (Sample Size: 0.16 oz.)

4) Barbor HY-OL
BABOR has combined the natural cleansing power of oil and water to create a unique signature bi-phase cleansing system that ensures mild but thorough deep-cleansing. This gentle hydrophilic (water loving) cleansing oil is formulated with pure herbal ingredients, is free from preservatives and is suitable for all skin types. It is used in combination with a skin-specific Phytoactive cleansing fluid (sold separately). (Sample Size: 2 bottles 0.31 oz. each)

5) Barbor Argan Cream
Foreign regions are opening up new horizons in the world of cosmetics. Experience the exotic nature of Morocco’s “Liquid Gold” Harvested from the ancient Argan Tree-which is found only in the Sous valley of southwestern Morocco- this precious oil has long been valued for its medicinal, nutritional and cosmetic properties. The active ingredients such as Agranyl and Aloe Vera work to aid skin in retaining elasticity, boosting firming power and rejuvenating cells. The unique Arganyl extract also stabilizes the skin’s collagen fibers and protects them against enzymatic breakdown. Experience younger, more hydrated skin in minutes. (Sample Size: 0.5 oz)

6) Shea Terra Bananas & Baobabs Whipped Body Cream
 This luxurious, pampering cream will give you super soft skin all day long with a combination of 30% organic shea butter and African baobab oil. But that's not all. The all-natural banana extract in this baby will make you want to pull out a spoon and dig in. (Sample Size: 1 oz.)

7) MyFace Cosmetics Blingtone Eyeshadow in Caribbean Queen
Inspired by the tranquil, azure colors of the Caribbean, where the blues and greens of the sea and sky blend together so that you can't tell where one ends and the other begins... caribbean queen is an iced turquoise that shimmers like the sun on the ocean and makes you swear you can hear steel drums in the distance when you wear it. (Sample Size: Full Size)

I cant wait to start trying these out! Oh and if you were wondering why I received a 7th product this month, it is because last month one of my samples arrived damaged. Beauty Army has fabulous customer service! Do you subscribe to Beauty Army? If so what did you get this month? Have a great day dolls!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

IsThatOdd Swag Bag, Honeycat Cosmetics, & Sweets Cosmetics

Hello Gorgeous!
IsThatOdd is a website where you can socialize with other ladies and talk about all sorts of topics. While interacting with one another you start to accumulate oddcoins. Once you have enough you can go to the sample shop and redeem your coins for whatever sample seems the most appealing. IsThatOdd has introduced me to a ton of my now favorite brands because of their website. Here are a few things that I was recently able to sample:


IsThatOdd had their anniversary recently and on their anniversary they had a limited amount of Swag Bags available in their sample shop. I was lucky enough to be able to get one! I received:
- Burt's Bees Fabulously Fresh Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash
- Orofluido Beauty Elixir For Your Hair
- IsThatOdd Circle Candle Tin (Smells AMAZING!)
- IsThatOdd Box of Matches
- L. Erickson Ivory Braided Headband


Honeycat Cosmetics is one of the brands that I was first introduced to through IsThatOdd.com and I am so happy I did. All of their products that I have tried out so far have been AMAZING! For Valentines Day their was this Honeycat Cosmetics sample available to purchase. When it arrived at my house I was so excited! I loved the packaging. Isn't it just too cute? This kit includes:
- Lick My Fur (edible banana cream body powder)
- Coquito (coconut/rum bubble bath)
- Rub My Tummy (milk/honey body lotion)
- Calypso Kitty (pineapple/guava body scrub)


Sweets Cosmetics had a sample of their Sweet Lips lip balm available to sample in the sample shop. I was intrigued by the cute packaging and by the description provided. Sweet Lips is a all natural lip balm that is handmade in Colorado. Comes in Vanilla-Rose, Grapefruit-Lavender, and Orange-Peppermint. I was sent Vanilla-Rose along with a piece of candy. This lip balm smells divine! So far I have really been enjoying it. I cant wait to go out and try more of their products.

If you want to be able to get some awesome samples to try for FREE then you should check out IsThatOdd.com but remember this a community that is there to help one another and just have a fun time. Spamming will not be allowed and whatever coins collected while spamming will be taken away. So just check it out I'm sure you wont regret it!

Friday, March 9, 2012

February 2012 Beauty Box 5

Hello Gorgeous!
Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription that delivers four or five handpicked samples directly to your doorstep. Your Beauty Box will contain items like makeup, skin care products, hair care products, fragrances and a few other surprises! The payment options are monthly at a price of $12, quarterly at a price of $30, or yearly at a price of $100. Some of the brands that they have listed on their website that they are partnered with are: Travalo Wherever You Go..., Skyn Iceland, La Fresh, Freeman, Lavera, Pur~lisse, Becca, Priti NYC, Weleda, and Rosebud Perfume Co.

When I signed up there was a promo code which was buy one get one free. So I ended up paying $12 for two months. Not too bad, at least I didn't think so. So my first box arrived and this is what it looked like:


Once I opened my box there was a cute business card on top of the samples. The box was filled with black scrunched up confetti type of paper. Now underneath the business card was a cute light turquoise organza bag filled with samples!


My first impression upon opening my box I really loved how everything arrived. I am such a sucker for cute packaging, it just shows that the company put some added effort into each box. Now on to what all of the samples that I received were:


1) Weleda Iris Hydrating Day Cream (0.17 oz)
2) Weleda Iris Hydrating Night Cream (0.17 oz)
3) Comodynes Convenient Self Tanning Towelette (0.8 oz - 1 wipe)
4) Priti NYC Soy Nail Polish Remover Wipes (12.7 cm x 10.16 cm - 1 wipe)
5) Rosebud Perfume Company Rosebud Salve (0.8 oz - full size)

Overall I am not overly excited about what I received. I will be using some of these items and then seeing how I feel about it from there. I am not completely convinced that I will continue my subscription with this company. I will wait and see what March's box holds and then make my decision from there. Have any of you dolls tried this subscription company out yet? If so what are your thoughts?