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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Birchbox Plus- An Extra Jewelry Item

I got an email to upgrade my current Birchbox to Birchbox Plus! For an additional $20, I can get a necklace (worth $30). I love the idea of Birchbox expanding, however, with all the different accessories boxes out there, $20 for an extra necklace might not be worth it. (Think BaubleBar/JewelMint, etc) If it was for an extra $7-8, I would consider it. For Birchbox members, they should definitely be giving us a perk!

I still can't wait to get my November Birchbox though! :)

What are your thoughts on Birchbox Plus?
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Macy's & Allure -VIP Breakfast on November 16

Check out this special event on November 16. It starts early but if you can make it at 8 AM, you can enjoy this special beauty event. RSVP today!

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

HauteLook's Fall Beauty Bag- On Sale Monday!

(Photo Credit: HauteLook.com Fall Beauty Bag)

HauteLook.com's Fall Beauty Bag is coming out on Monday, October 28 (11 AM EST/ 8 AM PST)! According to their site, it's an "exclusive 12-piece set features complexion-boosting skincare, pigment-packed makeup favorites and more luxe goodies."

From what I can see from the picture, I spy the following brands: NYX, Blow Pro, Clarins, China Glaze, and a kabuki brush! The faux quilted blue bag is also cute too. If the price is at $15-20, it's a steal!

Haven't joined HauteLook yet? Sign up today!

KlutchClub Beauty Box for Loyalty Members!

The KlutchClub monthly subscription box debuted last April and I've followed their boxes ever since! They offer quality health and fitness products to help with your own personal fitness routine, diet and/or lifestyle. I believe I had entered some surveys to earn points and I finally redeemed it for a Beauty Box. They offered a few others I was interested in, such as Snacks & Teas and a Bar Box, but decided I would get the Beauty Box, of course! The picture on the redemption site was rather small and fuzzy so I could only make out a few of the items I would get. I did notice that I got a few replacement items, but it doesn't matter.. this box is AMAZING!

See what I got here...

Nature's Gate Body wash samples in Papaya - their body washes are gentle

100% Pure Nourishing Body Cream in Grape- (already used a packet which is why 2 is shown)- Amazing scent
* Lauren Brooke Cosmetique lip gloss sample- smells yummy and it's so moisturizing. Don't expect to get this color though, it's very sheer.

* Devita eyeliner

* Crystal Body Deodorant Towelettes- natural deodorant w/o aluminum !

Eclos HydraPrimer SPF 30- using their cleanser already and this is a great addition to my current skincare. 

More goodies below, including: c.Booth's bath/shower/hair wash in rosemary Mint, Tree Hut's Shea Sugar Body Scrub, Giovanni conditioner (where's the shampoo?) and Kirk's Castile soap (which I'm currently using).

I got  thirsty and already drank my Seksi Pomegranate drink.. this fizzy drink quenched my thirst. I normally wouldn't get this, as I'm usually a tea, water or plain ol' juice kind of gal, but this was good.

Join KlutchClub today!

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

October Ipsy bag Reveal

My "Beauty of Art" inspired Ipsy bag came in this week and I'm excited (again!) Getting two beauty subscription services a month is double the fun and double the trouble. I get to try new and use old favorites which is why I love getting these monthly subscription services. My Ipsy bag came a few days after my Birchbox and was pleasantly surprised to see my contents. Again, no sample packets here and came in a cute simple white makeup bag.

Here's what I got:
* SexyHair's Blow Dry Volumizing Gel- this is great to get that extra oomph after you blow dry your hair.
* Zoya Nailpolish- dark mysterious blue is great for the this season
* Starlooks lip pencil- it's a tad bit bright coral/pink for me, but it could be fun
* Nourish Organic lotion- (Coconut & Argan)  it's not as creamy as I usually prefer my body lotions but it's good for hands. The scent is also nice too.
* Ole Henriksen- Truth serum collagen booster- is an oldie but a goodie for me! I first tried a sample from Sephora and loved it, so glad I could add it back to my routine again.

Although last month's bag was more makeup products, I'm definitely happy with the variety I got here. I'm always looking for fun colors, and skincare products to use. I'm already looking forward to getting next month's bag!

Want to join Ipsy too? Join today for $10/month! 

Own Refining Moisture Night Cream Review

Through the iFabbo Shop, I was able to try out another amazing Own product-  Own Refining Moisture Night Cream! This is a cream I have reserved to use in the Fall, as it is a bit more thicker than I would normally use for my summer routine. Now that it's getting a bit cooler, my skin has been reaping the moisturizing effects this has. I wake up with younger looking skin, aka more hydrated and sometimes a bit more oilier than I would like, but nonetheless, this night cream is a great deal.

 Available at Ulta stores and online at http://bit.ly/VXs0FI , the night cream is perfect if you're looking for hydrated skin. Its formula is easily absorbed into your skin so you can use about a quarter-sized amount nightly to get your refined, moisturized skin!

See its packaging here:

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Birchbox - Beauty Buzz products

My October Birchbox is finally here!! Themed Beauty Buzz, this box got a mix of some beauty essentials. Let's see if they're buzz-worth...I'm looking forward to trying them all out this month. All subscribers this month got the ChapStick Hydration Lock, dubbed as the Birchbox Find. I've lots of lipbalms, so will be giving this away. :)
In my box this month are:
* Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser & Muslin Cloth
* PopBeauty Aqua Lacquer
* Miss Jessie's® Original Crème de la Crème Conditioner
* Fragrance sample of Folle de Joie

The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish is by far my favorite from the box. Comes in a Tiffany-like box, the cleanser is soothing and gentle with Rosemary, Chamomile, Cocoa Butter, and Eucalyptus Essential oils to make your skin feel its very best. As part of the kit, the 100% cotton muslin cloth helps to gently exfoliate while washing.

Can't wait to try all my October Birchbox goodies!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Wantable Boxes: Makeup, Accessories & Intimates!

HI recently learned about the new Wantable subscription boxes. They offer 3 specialized subscription boxes- Makeup, Accessories and (new) Intimates. These monthly boxes have been curated by special guests and include full-size products & premium brands!

My good friendly recently got the Intimates box and included cami, bralettes, and socks! The prices are quite reasonable, $36 a month, for getting 4-5 items and is such a treat to receive each month.. Will you be joining Wantables soon?

FreeBeautyEvents.com- Fall Skincare Giveaway

Check out FreeBeautyEvents.com to learn about local beauty events in your area. This month, Ulta beauty stores are having a special Yes To event and giving away samples of their Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balance Moisturizer, Yes To Carrots Body Butter, and Yes To Cucumbers.

Also, this fall they giving away this 3-piece gift to 5 lucky winners! Enter the contest here and earn extra entries by commenting on their blog. This gift set includes:
* L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream
* Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15
* Seventh Generation Boosts Skin Serum – Hydrating  (check out my review on their Clearing serum here.)


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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pacifica Beauty products- Enlightened Glow Value Set

I know a great deal when I see one and the new Pacifica Perfume beauty set is an awesome deal! The Enlightened Glow Value Set comes with the following:

* the Enlighten Eye Brightening Palette with 4 perfect shadows
* Smolder Eye Lining Gel in Tahitian Pearl
* Stellar Gaze Length and Strength Mascara in Supernova (black)
* Coconut Kiss Lip Butter in Blissed Out
* Enlightened Lip Gloss in Pink Coral

Also, for a limited time, it comes with a deluxe sample size of the Coconut Wipes. All of this for just $49. 
Also, until October 14, all orders over $50 comes with a FREE lip butter! (Just add the lip butter and the discount will be deducted from your shopping cart.) There's free shipping for purchases over $50.

To save another 4% off your purchase, check out Ebates! This great site gives you % cash back on most of your online purchases. Perfect for the holidays..

This value set makes a GREAT gift for friends or for yourself. Pacifica is brand you can easily find at your local Target and they have some amazing scents, such as their Tuscan Blood Orange.

Drugstore.com -Green & Naturals Sample Bag GWP

Drugstore.com has another Green & Naturals sample bag Gift with Purchase ($65+ in their Green & Naturals categories). I'm loving how they are promoting Green & Natural products by giving us a little extra! This sample bag includes 30 different samples/products that you may or may not have tried or even heard of, so it's a great bonus if you're planning to stock up on some eco-friendly products.

Sample bag includes brands from Clif, Kiss My Face, Weleda, Burt's Bees, Dream Water, and many more!

Macy's Clinique Bonus (October 12-27, 2013)

One of my favorite GWP (Gift with Purchases) is here! It's the Clinique Bonus Time at participating Macy's stores, now until October 27th. With any Clinique purchase of $25 or more you can get this 8 piece gift FREE!
The Fall cosmetics bags are cute with a purple lining/zipper and a green/orange/pink floral design. Looks a bit retro if you ask me, but still cute.

It also includes the following:
* Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator- whew! long name, for a skin moisturizer.
* Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion- a staple to their skincare line
* Eyeshadow quad in Nudes OR Violets (see inset)
* Chubby Stick (Only reason why I would get this) in Mega Melon OR Voluptious Violets (see inset)
* Lash Doubling mascara
* Clinique Happy fragrance sample

All in all, a great bonus to update your Clinique essentials and your personal makeup stash. As always, samples are a great way to try new products and great for traveling/keep in your purse.

Will you be getting this fall's Clinique Bonus Time? 

Monday, October 07, 2013

Kushyfoot 2013 Fall Collection

Happy October! It's getting cooler and it's time to bust out your scarves, sweaters, and yes- your new Kushyfoot flats and tights! I've tried the Kushyfoot Flats To Go shoes before but these leopard prints are incredibly adorable! As always, they're easy to place in your bag and your feet will thank you after a night in heels. Say meow to your new feet-savers and they're a steal for only $10.
Shaping Tights! Stay warm , look sleek AND look comfortable with these new Shaping Tights. Its got the shaper material to keep your tummy, hips and thigh in place and has a built in massaging sole. I like that it helps keep you looking slim and sleek while giving you comfort you need in heels.These new tights are definitely an upgrade to all my black tights in my drawers.. say goodbye to my old tights, and hello to the Kushyfoot Shaping Tights. (3 pairs for $27 via kushyfoot.com)

Can't wait to try more of Kushyfoot products!

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)
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