Thursday, November 29, 2012

Starlooks Starbox November 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
I recently joined this new beauty subscription service and I am so thrilled that I did! Starbox sends out 3-4 full size makeup / beauty products by Starlooks delivered to your door for $15 a month. This is such a great price for the items that are being sent out. This is what this month included:

- Starlooks Tender Gloss Lipstick in Pearl (Size: 3.8 g)
A moisturizing lipstick with a sheer coverage that combines lipstick and lip gloss in one convenient product! This is an awesome lip product, it goes on very smoothly and gives your lips that extra special something to pull your whole look together. This product has a retail value of $11.00 on the Starlooks website.

- Starlooks 3-in-1 Mascara Guide / Applicator
This helps when applying mascara so that it does not smudge or come in contact with your eye make up. I have never seen anything like this before but I am really liking the idea of this product. I will give it a try the next time I go to apply mascara.

- Starlooks Eyeshadow Quad Palette
This quad includes the eyeshadows in Pearl Reflection, Brazed Beige, Midnight in Magnolia, & Mocha Move. These eyeshadows go on smoothly and blend very easily. I used this quad during Thanksgiving dinner and really enjoyed how my look came out. Each of these shades have a retail value of $9.00 on the Starlooks website.

Overall I have to say that so far I am very impressed by this subscription service! The packaging that it came in is just so adorable. All these items that were sent definitely made the value of this box exceed my expectations. Give or take this months box had a value of about $47.00! For only $15 plus shipping I'd say that is a great deal! Have any of you dolls tried this subscription service out yet? What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear them.

Until next time, take care <3

Ipsy / MyGlam November 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
This month I have to say is one of my favorites thus far. The items sent are just off the charts. I am so excited to start using these items! Lets get into what this months Ipsy / MyGlam Bag consisted of:

- Benefit They're Real! Beyond Mascara (Size: 30 g)
They're real! beyond mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. The jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!

- TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow in Matt Batali (Size: 0.03 oz)
Matt Batali is just one of the nine shadows found in theBalm’s Meet Matte(e) compact palette (named after their favorite Matthews next door) which can be combined to create a multitude of soft and wearable looks. Matt Batali leaves a dark, matte finish, perfect for creating a smokey eye.

- Starlet Intense Eyeliner in Black (Size:1.5 g)
These creamy eyeliner pencils glide on to deliver a lasting vibrant color in chocolate or black. Blend or line your lids to create your favorite glam look, whether a smoky eye or straight line wing tip.

- Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Millionaire (Size: 15 ml)
Introducing Millionaire nail lacquer from the new Nailtini “Speakeasy” Collection chosen specifically for the ipsy community. Millionaire spikes a base of rose gold micro-glitter with iridescent gold and teal tinsels for statement-making nails, whether worn alone or as a dazzling special-effect topcoat. The only line of lacquer developed to maximize the creativity of the user by "cocktailing" different shades, Nailtini serves up endless color possibilities with amazing performance, hip sensibility and tongue-in-cheek attitude. Always 3-free, made in the USA and never tested on animals.

- Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Dare Devil (Size: 2.25 ml)
Unleash your inner moxie with a fabulously full, pillowy pout. The luscious marvelous Moxie lipgloss delivers vibrant sheer-to-medium color with a glistening mirror-like finish. Infused with natural ingredients, exotic oils, botanical extracts and antioxidants, the refreshing formula smoothes and hydrates lips for exceptional comfort without any stickiness or tackiness. All the while, an encapsulated vitamin A, C and E complex delivers strong antioxidant defense against environmental stressors, so you’re ready for anything—and everything.

Overall like I previously mentioned this bag this month exeeded my expectations. It was filled with tons of great products by some pretty awesome brands. I really hope they keep it up with future Ipsy / MyGlam bags! What are your thoughts on this months bag? I'd love to hear from you! =)

Until next time, take care <3

Birchbox November 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
This month has been so busy so I am a little behind on my posts. So lets just jump into what I was sent this month from Birchbox:

- Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray (Size: 1 oz.)
There is some serious science behind this sleek spray: Zeolite, a natural volcanic mineral, actually removes toxins to keep your hair from losing volume throughout the day. Keratin proteins strengthen hair, and UV absorbers keep your color looking gorgeous.

- Chuao Chocolatier ChocoPod in Potato Chip (Size: One Bar)
 Don’t knock these unusual flavor combinations until you’ve tried them. Potato Chip: kettle chips and sea salt in milk chocolate. This unusual snack turned out to be very delicious. The combination really worked out great.

- Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Petite Cologne Absolue (Size: Small Vial)
Top notes of Italian bergamot sourced from Calabria blend seamlessly with fresh Chinese ginger and Turkish rose essence. Next, the fragrance opens to a core of Turkish rose absolue and exotic incense from Somalia. Balancing the sweetness are base notes of Indonesian patchouli and earthy Indian papyrus.

- Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector (Size: 3 ml)
As a serum, this skin corrector works overtime to defend your skin from all the major threats of aging. The antioxidant superduo of stabilized vitamin C and ergothionene reduce fine lines by improving elasticity and increasing collagen production, while plant extracts brighten your complexion and protect it from sun damage and environmental stress. Simultaneously, imperfection-blurring optical diffusers instantly help give your skin a smooth, poreless finish.

- Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Pink Shimmer (Size: 1.5 ml)
A mix of antioxidants and grapeseed oil conditions dry skin, while soft light-reflecting pigments mask fine lines and imperfections. Blends seamlessly into skin—and unlike some other shimmer powders and creams, the liquid formula won’t cake, clog, or budge. Plus, the easy-to-use brush allows for precise, goof-proof application. 

Overall a pretty good box filled with various items that I would personally not try out on my own. But some that I have now been able to try I am growing to really enjoy them. What did you guys get this month? I'd love to hear about the items that were sent to you. 

Until next time, take care <3

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Beauty Army November 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
This month I was really excited about the items that were available to choose in my kit. I think this is one of the best boxes that I have recieved from Beauty Army so far. So lets jump right in into what I was sent this month!

- Lashem Measurable Difference Lash Difference (Size: 3.5 ml)
Lashem’s proven Lash Enhancing Serum increases and strengthens even short, brittle and weak lashes. Measurable Difference isn't just for lashes, it enhances eyebrows too! Say goodbye to pencils and hello to fuller and more dramatic eyebrows in as little as 2 weeks. This item is the one that I am the most excited about because I have sparse lashes and it can also be used for the eyebrows so thats a plus. Another huge plus is that this is a full size product. It has a retail value of $69.99 so this is a total win!

- Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea 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 join our original, award-winning Sweet Pea fragrance for lather that bursts with fragrance! Sweet Pea is a fruity floral scent that evokes the intoxicating, floral-infused breezes of the Mediterranean. Retail price for a 3 oz bottle is $5.00 and  for a full size 10 oz the retail price is $11.00

- You Da Balm Grapefruit Lip Balm (Size: 4.25 g)
100% natural & organic lip balm. Crisp, revitalizing citrus. Smells delightful and has a smooth nice texture on the lips. This balm is going right into my purse, I'm loving it! This is a full size and has a retail value of $2.99

- Shea Terra Mongongo & Banana Shampoo (Size: 1 oz)
Nourish your hair in this 100% natural, banana-smelling nourishing shampoo. Made for banana lovers everywhere! This smells amazing! So yummy exactly like bananas. The full size is 16 oz and has a retail value of $22.00

- Whip Hand Cosmetics Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in Lock & Loaded (Size: 0.03 oz)
These exclusive, trend-setting pure mineral pigment loose eyeshadows have exceptional workability and color payback. This universally flattering iridescent brown is the first in a series of four army-themed loose powder eyeshadow pigments. Full size is 0.10 oz and has a retail value of $14.00

- Skinn Cosmetics Twin Set in Pink Tulip (Size: Lipstick: 0.12 oz, Gloss: 0.08 oz)
With the perfect blend of vitamins and great shine, this dual ended lip gloss/lipstick from Skinn Cosmetics gives you an ultra-modern, high fashion look that also helps to condition your lips and helps soften lines. Drench your lips in the most up-to-date colors delivered with collagen forming ingredients in a creamy rich formula that won’t feather. Item sent is a full size and has a retail value of $18.50

Overall like I mentioned before I think this is a really great box. I got such a good value for only paying the monthly $12! Do any of you dolls subscribe to Beauty Army? If you do I'd love to hear what you chose for this months box. 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