Posts tagged ‘beauty box’

January 31, 2013

January Beauty Box: Ipsy

For some reason, I started this blog post on the 24th, and haven’t, until now, gotten around to finishing it. So here I go. Here was January’s Ipsy bag.

cardback The January’s theme of the Ipsy bag was Super Stars as you can see by the front of the card.
Here are the items: ipsyjanuary

The Details:

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November 28, 2012

November Beauty Box: Glossybox

So, I got my Glossybox for November in the mail yesterday. They had issues with emailing out the tracking numbers three times but at least I got my box. That said, it will be my last. It’s the most expensive one I subscribe to and it’s been consistently disappointing.

My biggest reason for unsubscribing is that I rarely get anything that I will use. I’ve gotten shampoo/conditioner for colored treated hair, hair products for fine hair, and a brown lip gloss, just to name a few.

This box takes the cake though. The blush that was included in this box, the Glossybox one, is the EXACT same one as what I got in LAST month’s box. While it is a color I can use, the thing that irritates me the most is that it’s one of their own products that their reusing, not a good brand. Next, those nail polish stickers… those just feel like a cheap item, and finally, the eye/lip pencil, I was so excited for when I first saw the box. But upon opening the box, the color is almost the same color as my skin, not exactly useful.

I will give props to the Arganics by NuMe Style argan oil included in this box though, it smells amazing, and as I do have dry ends (I’m growing my hair out), I think it will come in handy this winter.

Glossybox november 2012

By the way, I absolutely love this card. As a person who writes content for companies, I’ve got to wonder who forgot to proof this before it went to print… Notice how 4 out of the 5 product descriptions are cut off. ¬†:)

November 22, 2012

November Beauty Box: Birchbox

So, I kind of called out Birchbox in my post for Ipsy this month. and yes, they deserve it because I got another food item in my box. At least, the other items make up for it, but it still is not okay to put food in a freakin’ beauty box!

Here’s the box though.. Some pretty good items I think and a little more appropriate than the last couple of boxes.

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November 17, 2012

November Beauty Box: Ipsy

I love my monthly beauty box subscriptions. I have three as of the moment: Glossybox, Birchbox, and by far my favorite, Ipsy (formerly known as MyGlam).

Ipsy has been getting better and better just in the three months that I have been a subscriber, while the other two are about to be discontinued. For only $10 you get a lot and it’s actually useful and none of it is FOOD (I’m looking at you Birchbox!)

Anyway, since I have yet to post on Ipsy, I subscribed during my hiatus. Here is my first post on it. I LOVE IPSY! It’s a full bag of makeup, and oh yeah, you get a makeup bag every month.

So here’s this month’s bag. Fabulous stuff for a $10 price tag.

Going down the list you’ve got:

  1. nailtini nail polish in Millionaire
  2. Starlet Cosmetics eye liner pencil in Black
  3. The Balm’s Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow in Matt Batali
  4. Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel
  5. bareMinerals Moxie lipgloss in Dare Devil
and of course the chocolate makeup bag which it all comes in.
Plus, every month you get deals if you purchase the products in the bag. For example: if you wanted a Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss from bareMinerals, you would save 10%; If you wanted a nail laquer from nailtini, you would save 25% this month. And its every item that you get a different percentage off.
Fantastic deal, right? So if you haven’t signed up for it yet and are still hoping that Birchbox or Glossybox will actually put some quality products in their boxes, I urge you to try this one.
If you want to know more about how any of these products perform, just let me know!
July 8, 2012

My Very Own Glossybox!!

Please forgive me for my recent lack of posts besides a few outfits posts, I’ve been super busy starting a new job and I’ve been avoiding the blogging world all together in anticipation for my first Glossybox. I’ve heard so much about Glossybox from other countries, I had to sign up and try it myself. Since Glossybox came to the US only a few months ago (April), I waited for subscriptions to open up and once they did, early June, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my box.

People started receiving there’s June 29th, and since then I’ve been neglecting my favorite blogs, avoiding my email and pretty much hiding in hopes that I didn’t see what was in the box and ruin it. I love being surprised. If I didn’t, I would subscribe to the beauty box that lets you choose your items.

Needless to say, mine finally came Friday. Yes, that’s a whole week I had to avoid reading anything that might give it away, and trust me, that’s a lot of things to avoid. And….that was the longest wait I’ve everrrr waited. The good thing about being probably one of the LAST people to receive this box, is I probably won’t be spoiling this for anyone.

Without further ado, here’s my lovely pink box.

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June 20, 2012

Ding-Dong, Birchbox Calling!

So, I started subscribing to Birchbox last month and was super excited when I received my email saying my box had shipped. The day that I saw it would be arriving, I kept refreshing the Track A Package page of USPS begging the postman to hurry up and deliver it faster. Finally around 4pm it had arrived. So pretty and pink it was, I ripped into it.

For $10 I was not let down. Even the inside of the packing box was cute with little stamped world landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Tower Bridge, Arc de¬†Triomphe and more. Here’s my box:

Here is the description card of what was included:

Going down the list:

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