Monday, September 17, 2012

Birchbox September 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
Its that time of the month again when all the subscription boxes start to roll in. Today my Birchbox arrived. So lets take a look at what I was sent this month.

- Boscia Oil Free Nightly Hydration (Size: 0.5 fl oz)
The preservative-free formula uses antioxidant-packed licorice root to gently lighten any discoloration and improve skin’s texture, plus oil-fighting silica powder and burdock root to regulate shine and combat breakouts. Rounding out the winning formula, marine algae extract helps repair damage from the sun’s rays and environmental aggravators. Full size is 1.4 fl oz and has a retail value of $36.00

- Mighty Leaf Tea in Chamomile Citrus, Vanilla Bean, & Green Tea Tropical (3 tea bags)
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, turn to the rich Vanilla Bean, a full-bodied mix of Ceylon and China black teas flavored with exotic Madagascar vanilla. For a boost of energy, try the Green Tea Tropical, an uplifting blend of exotic fruits. To unwind after a long day, brew a cup of the Chamomile Citrus, formulated with Egyptian chamomile flowers and citrus fruit. Retail value is $9.95 for 15 pouches.

- Kate Spade New York Twirl (Size: Small Vial)
This fruity floral gets its cheerful, flirty vibe from a combination of top notes of watermelon, blackberry, and red currant and a middle layer of orange blossom, jasmine, and magnolia. Musk and a dose of French macaroons balance the composition and add an undercurrent of sophistication. This smells absolutely divine!

- Birchbox & Color Club Custom Collection in Insta-This (Size: 7 mL)
Insta-This is a deep cobalt blue and I am loving this shade. It is so perfect for the upcoming seasons! Full size bottles are 15 mL and have a retail value of $8.00

- Twistband Lace Up for Fall in Purple Lace (One hair tie)
Each twistband is made of soft elastic that keeps braids, buns, and ponytails secured. Because they’re thicker than regular hair ties, they don’t leave crimps in hair. The retail value is $22.00 for a packet of 12 hair ties.

- Jouer Matte Moisture Tint in Nude (Size: 0.07 fl. oz)
This mattifying tint is infused with titanium and zinc dioxides, which deflect both UVA and UVB rays. In addition, it has vitamins A, C, and E to deflect the free radicals that lead to premature aging. This has a retail value of $38.00 for the size of 1.7 oz.

Overall it was a pretty okay box. I really like the nail polish and the small perfume sample. The teas are something different which I am excited to try out. The other items aren't that appealing to myself but then again some months are absolute hits while others are misses. What did you dolls receive this month? Until next time, take care <3

Friday, September 7, 2012

Beauty Army September 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
A few months ago I use to subscribe to Beauty Army and then canceled for a while but now I am back again with them. This month they had some really appealing samples so I thought it would be a great time to start back up again. I also love that you can skip a month now because at the time I canceled that was not an option so I think I will sticking around with them for a while now even if I do use that option every now and then. Okay on to the samples that I chose this month:

- Freeman Beauty Vita-K Professional Age Spots (Size: 3 oz)
No age spots for me! ProVita-K Complex and Licorice Root Extract dramatically reduce the appearance of age spots while anti-aging peptides helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Full size is 3 oz and has a retail value of $14.99

- Bath & Body Works Paris Amour Shower Gel (Size: 3 fl oz)
Bath & Body Works' exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter for softer, cleaner skin in their bubbliest lather ever! Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine with the romantic scents of Paris to sweeten up lather that bursts with fragrance. Paris Amour is a romantic fragrance inspired by French tulips, apple blossoms and sparkling pink champagne. Retail price for a 3 oz bottle is $5.00 and  for a full size 10 oz the retail price is $11.00

- Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment (Size: 1 fl oz)
Macadamia Natural Oil's Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic hair oil perfect for all hair types and is especially beneficial to dry, damaged hair. Benefits is has are: intense nourishment for tangle & frizz free hair, hair that is ultra-smooth, manageable & shiny, reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%, natural UV protection extends the life of color treatments, and it is alcohol-free. Full size is 4.2 oz and has a retail value of $39.95

- Suntegrity BB Cream SPF 30 in Medium (Size: 0.25 oz)
An all in one, natural Beauty Benefit cream that treats, hydrates, protects, primes and covers the skin. Supercharged with youth promoting antioxidants that fight free radical damage, this cream also provides mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 30 coverage. Red algae and Certified Organic: aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber, and green tea provide the face with additional sun defense and hydration. Non-nano sized zinc-oxide protects the skin while providing anti-inflammatory properties that help with rosacea, acne, and melasma. Carefully made for all skin types. Full size is 1.7 oz and has a retail value of $45.00

- Nailtiques Formula 2 Nail Protein (Size: 0.25 fl oz)
Formula 2 is a treatment for soft, peeling, bitten, weak or thin nails. The salon-tested formulation offers a special combination of ingredients, including hydrolyzed keratin and protein in combination with gelatin and calcium to build a healthy nail foundation. The protein formula bonds the nail layers together building a strong nail foundation resistant to peeling, chipping and splitting. Full size is 0.25 fl oz and has a retail value of $9.50

- Lipsi Cosmetics Aphrodite Powder (Size: 0.17 oz)
This fine finishing powder is designed to absorb the excess oil, allowing your skin to glow. Aphrodite Power sets makeup and absorbs shine while keeping your cosmetics fresh and natural all day long. This powder suits all skin types and tones. Full size is 0.17 oz and has a retail value of $20.00

Overall I am very happy with everything that I picked out. My box arrived fairly quickly I placed my order on the 1st of September and it arrived today. So kuddos for fast shipping. My overall approximately total for this box was a value of about $68.62 which is amazing considering I only paid $12.00 for this box! I cant wait to dive in and start trying all these products out! If you would like to subscribe here is my personal link that you can go through if you wish:

Until next time, take care <3

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bath & Body Works Haul + Great Deal!

Hello Gorgeous!
I received an e-mail from Bath & Body Works on Friday I believe and in it was filled with all sorts of great sales but one caught my eye. It was the one that stated that when you spent $10 or more at Bath & Body Works then you would be able to get an item up to a $14 value for free! How great is that? So Saturday in the afternoon I stopped at my local Bath & Body Works store with my coupon in hand and did a little bit of shopping. This is what I came out with:

- Paris Amour Fine Fragrance 8 fl. oz ($14.00)
- Teal Rhinestones PocketBac ($3.00)
- Aqua Blossom PocketBac Hand Sanitizer ($1.00)
- Paris Amour PocketBac Hand Sanitizer ($1.00)
- Vampire Blood in Plum PocketBac Hand Sanitizer ($1.00)
- Bonjour! in Pink Blossom PocketBac Hand Sanitizer ($1.00)
- I Heart Paris in Berry Amour PocketBac Hand Sanitizer ($1.00)
- Pink Rhinestone Bow PocketBac ($3.00)

I was in need of some hand sanitizers so I grabbed 5 of them because of their 5 for $5.00 deal. If you choose not to buy 5 at a time they come out to $1.50 each. Then I grabbed two PocketBac holders one for myself and another one for my mom. At that point my total before tax was $11.00 so at that point I qualified for the free item up to a $14.00 value and I opted to get one of their new fine fragrances in Paris Amour which smells absolutely delightful! I was really happy with my purchase and thought it was worth sharing. If you would want to do an order online use the code FREEFALL50 but if you would rather go in a store click here to print the coupon that you will need to take. Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day Weekend! Until next time, take care <3