Sunday, April 28, 2013

Lip Factory Inc April 2013 Unboxing!!!

Hi everyone. I got my Lip Factory box like a week or so ago, but I have been very lazy and have not posted what I got in my box. I finally got off my lazy bum and am very excited to share with you what I got.

Lip Factory is a monthly subscription which cost $22 per month. This is a makeup only subscription, so ever month you get various makeup items, which is one of the reasons why I subscribed to this box. If you are interested in subscribing click here.

The first item I got was Tow Cosmetic Duo Eye Shadow. I'm not sure what the name of the shades are, but it said Magic Wand on the packaging, so I'm assuming that was the color. The shadow is two shades of purple. Purple is my favorite color so I was excited to get this duo eyeshadow. The shadows are not that pigmented, so you will have to use a couple of coats to get a decent color on. I believe I got a full size and the cost is $6.99. Below is the swatch and pictures of the eye shadow.

The second item I got was md Formulations facial cleanser by Bare Escentials. This is the only sample size I received in the box (.1 oz). I already used this and its a nice moisturizing cleanser. I definitely left my face feeling soft and moisturized. Full size cost $32, therefore this sample is valued at 39 cents.

The third item I got was an L.A. Splash nail polish in the color Acqua Fusion. It is a very nice blue color which is perfect for spring/summer. This is a full size item and it costs $3.99.

The next item I got was a lip gloss from Ofra in the color Borderaux. It's a plum color. Not my typical choice of of lip color, but I will definitely try it out. Another thing about this lip gloss is that it smells really good. This costs $12. 95.

The next item is Sweetpe & Fay liquid lipstick in the color Mermaid Kiss, a very bright hot pink, perfect for spring/summer. I found the texture to be quite interesting because it is thick, so its definitely not your typical lip gloss. This cost $7.99

Below is the swatch of both lip colors.

The next item is the Lisi Cosmetics Line & Defying Automatic Eye Pencil in the color Tsunami. It looks kind of purple and kind of brown, so not sure exactly what color it is, but its definitely not black. This eye pencil costs $4.90.

The next and last item is 29 Cosmetics Masacara. I'm not sure what the name of the color is, but it is a brown mascara. This mascara costs $26.

Below is a swatch of the eye pencil and mascara.

The value of this month's box is $63.21, so it was well worth the $22. I very happy with this box and look forward to see what we will get in the next box.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beautyfix April 2013 Unboxing

Hi all, I received my first Beautyfix Box the other day. I finally got off my lazy bum and decided to share it with you guys. For those of you that do not know anything about BeautyFix, it is a quarterly subscription where you will get to choose 8 products you would like to receive from the panelist selections. The cool thing about this is that most items are either full size or deluxe sampleThe cost is $49.99, but if you click here and enter code BFIX4, you get your first box for just $19.99.

So let's get started!!!!

The first item I received was the Moses Smoothing Elixir Shampoo and Hair Mask. I received 3 samples of the Shampoo (1.53 oz) and two samples of the Hair Mask (1.36 oz). Moses Smoothing Elixir Shampoo and Hair Mask Set promotes healthy hair from the inside out. Formulated with panthenol, argan oil and chamomile extract, they help strengthen and protect every strand to prevent hair from becoming dull, dry and lifeless.  A 16.9 oz of the shampoo costs $24 and of the hair mask it costs $40. The value of the sample is approximately $5.38.

The second item is the DDF Amplifying Elixir (.5 oz) - DDF Amplifying Elixir hydrates, smoothes and restores the skin's appearance. Vitamin E protects against free-radical damage to delay premature signs of aging. Lotus and red clover extracts improve the skin's texture and enhances its natural radiance for a youthful complexion. A 1.7 oz bottle cost $70. The sample is worth approximately $20.59.

The third item is the Phytomer Hydracontinue Moisturizing Body Milk (1.6 oz) - Phytomer Hydracontinue Moisturizing Body Milk soothes, repairs and deeply hydrates the skin on contact, using a unique formula that includes Pheohydrane, a natural element that helps maintain skin's natural hydrating functions. Silky and satiny, its fresh, clean scent drapes the body in a rich, yet subtle veil of comforting moisture. The skin is left looking fresh, luminous and smooth. An 8.4 oz bottle cost $45. The sample is worth $8.57.

The next item is the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream (.17 oz) - Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream is a skin-perfecting tinted moisturizer that provides natural coverage to even out the skin while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Organic jojoba seed oil moisturizes and nourishes the skin with antioxidants. SPF 30 protects against the sun's harmful rays to prevent dark spots and wrinkles from forming prematurely. A 1.7 oz bottle cost $30. The sample is worth $3.

The next item is the Arcona Cranberry Gomage Exfoliate (30 ml) - ARCONA Cranberry Gommage buffs away dull, dead skin and unclogs pores to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion. Jojoba beads refine the texture of the skin while witch hazel tightens to minimize large pores and wrinkles. Cranberry extract protects the skin from free-radical damage. I just have to say that I love the way this product smells. I can't wait to try it out. A 100 ml bottle cost $44. The sample is worth $3.20.

The next item is the Glytone Step-Up Cleanse Mild Gel Wash (6.7 oz FULL SIZE) - Glytone Mild Gel Wash deeply cleans normal to oily skin types to get rid of dirt, oil and impurities for a fresh complexion. Glycolic acid, derived from sugar cane, gently exfoliates to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and large pores. It also helps improve the tone and texture of dry, rough and sun-damaged skin. This cost $30.

The next item is the Skylark Lip Gloss in Ava (FULL SIZE) - Skylark Lip Gloss by Elle and Blair Fowler is a silky formula that accentuates your lips with gorgeous color and high-shine. Formulated to create fuller-looking lips, it also keeps them soft and smooth. The cost of the lip gloss is $14.98.

The final item is the Cures Age Clarifyer Eye (.5 oz FULL SIZE) - An antioxidant and moisture rich eye treatment that promotes collagen production around the sensitive eye area. Leaves eye area softer, smoother and less lined. Helps erase the signs of aging and wrinkles. It encourages natural collagen production and helps plump the surface cells around the eyes, soothes and moisturizes the delicate eye area, hydrates as it tightens and firms and minimizes the signs of aging, wrinkles, and dark circles and loss of elasticity. The cost is $50.

Total value of what I received is $145.22, which is $125.73 more than what I paid for. Overall I am happy with what I received and I plan on using every single item.

Let me know what you guys think of Beautyfix. And don't forget to subscribe.

*product description obtained from

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beauty Box 5 April 2013 SPOILER!!!!!

Beauty Box 5 revealed one of the items it will be including in the April 2013 box today, the Model Co. Lip Illusion…the only lip liner you’ll ever need!! Click here for full details on the spoiler.

Beauty Box 5 delivers a monthly Beauty Box with 4 - 5 samples of your favorite brands for just $12 a month.

SPOILER ALERT!!!! The wonderful folks at Brazen Cosmetics have again agreed to be a part of Beauty Box 5 and will be featured in this months box!
SPOILER ALERT!!!!  The wonderful folks at @[120820027934083:274:Brazen Cosmetics] have again agreed to be a part of Beauty Box 5 and will be featured in this months box! Oh...and stay posted, we've got something VERY special coming from Brazen some time next week. We're not trying to drop a hit or anything but it might have to do with winning something. ;-)

PopSugar Must Have Summer Box SPOILER!!!!!

PopSugar has revealed one of the items to be included in the PopSugar Must Have Summer Special Edition Box!!!

This special edition box costs $100 and it is promising to have: 
  • Must Have Summer finds hand-curated by their editors
  • A unique gift for family and friends to soak up the season
I purchased this box which will ship in mid-May so stay tuned for he big reveal. If you are interested in subscribing to PopSugar Click Here!!!

Spoiler Alert: We've Got a Sneak Peek Into Our Special Edition Must Have Summer Fun Box!

I did some quick research and all of Nicole Richie's House of Harlow 1960 sunglasses are worth over $100, so with just this item, you are already getting what you paid for. I'm soooo looking forward to the Summer Special Edition Box.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag April 2013

I received my first Ipsy Glam Bag today and am excited to show all of you its contents. Ipsy is a monthly subscription where each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month. Click here if you wish to subscribe to the receive the monthly Glam Bag.

The first item is the MicaBeauty Mineral Eyeshadows in Earth, a light shimmery pink. The MicaBeauty Mineral Eyeshadows are extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers. With this unique formula, the eyeshadows will look ultra smooth and stay put for hours without creasing or pulling the delicate eye area. Can be mixed with clear lip-gloss, clear mascara, and clear nail polish to add pigment to lips, eyelashes and nails! Full size is 2.5g and costs $14.95. The sample is 2g which is equivalent to $11.96. I've included a swatch below.

The next item is the Sexy Hair Powder Play - Get ‘POW’ volume in an instant with Sexy Hair's Powder Play! Powder Play adds instant volume to any type of hair style or texture. Weightless, odorless, and colorless! Instantly liquifies when applied and adds volume and texture in seconds. Just sprinkle on dry hair at the root for lift and volume. Apply throughout the hair for extreme volume and texture. A .53 oz bottle cost $15.95. The sample is .07 oz which is worth $2.11.

The next item is Sation Nail Lacquer in Of Corset I'll Call You, a romantic lavender-rose. This is a full size sample which cost $5. I've included a swatch of the nail color.

The last item is the Be a Bombshell blush in Beach Please. A highly pigmented pressed powder blush that highlights the complexion and provides long lasting color. Can be used both as a blush or a bronzer

The overall value of this month's Glam Bag is $35.07, which is $25.07 more than what I paid for.

I like all the products, however I'm not sure about the Sexy Hair Powder Play. I will have to use it before I can comment on whether its a keeper or not.

Did you like you Glam Bag? Please comment below and don't forget to subscribe.

*product description obtained from the Ipsy's website.

Monday, April 8, 2013

NewBeauty Testtube April 2013 Unboxing

Today I received my first NewBeauty Testtube box. TestTube is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind sampling program enabling members the opportunity to try a variety of the latest breakthrough beauty products before investing in them, and then share their feedback about the products. Six times a year, for just $29.95 (plus shipping and handling), subscribers receive a TestTube filled with deluxe and full-size products from the hottest beauty brands. Members will also receive a subscription to NewBeauty magazine, delivered quarterly. TestTube subscribers receive video emails, demonstrating how to achieve optimal results with the products. Click here to subscribe.

The first item is the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray - to get salon-quality body without the appointment, try this volumizing hairspray that transform fine, flat hair into big, beautiful locks. The full size bottle (6.7 oz) costs $9.99. I received a 1 oz sample worth $1.49

The second item is the Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser - This award-winning, deep-cleansing, synthetic-free, alphahydroxy complexion rejuvenator brightens and evens tone, smooths lines and wrinkles, and eliminates blemishes and impurities from pores while jump-starting collagen production. A Suki essentials product perfect for almost all skin types, the invigorating essential oil blend energizes while uniquely effective natural sugar crystals, powdered rice and pure foamers work together to soften and transform every skin type. A full size bottle is 4 oz and is worth $32.95. I received a 1 oz sample, approximately $8.24 in value.

The next item is the Clear Total Care Nourishing Shampoo & Nourishing Daily Conditioners - discover stronger, more beautiful hair in only 7 days with this cleansing duo that starts at the scalp where 99% of hair's natural strength & beauty come from. The value of the shampoo is $4.99 for a 12.9 oz bottle and the conditioner cost $5.99 for a 12.7 oz bottle. I received a 1.7 oz of each the shampoo and conditioner, worth approximately $0.66 and $0.80 respectively.

The fourth item is the Paula Dorf Baby Eyes Enhancer - with this ultranourishing liner, add a touch of radiance to the eyes and lips, accentuating the natural beauty you were born with. A .4 oz pencil costs $20. I received a .02 oz which is worth approximately $1.

The fifth item is the Phyto Phytodefrisant - tame unruly locks and instantly detangle color-treated hair with this leave-in conditioner and chemical-free straightening treatment, which soothe and restore for shiny, sleek strand that last. A 13.3 oz cost $26. I received a 1.7 oz sample worth $13.39.

The sixth item is the June Jacobs Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque - Treat your skin to a "supernatural" facial with this anti-oxidant rich mask that leaves skin radiant and refreshed with every us. A 3.7 oz bottle cost $62. I received a 1.6 oz sample worth $26.81.

The last item is the Forever Young Face Wrap - for a spa treatment that can be had at-home, try an ultrahydrating facial wrap that leaves skin looking and feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. One treatment cost $5. I received 2 treatments for a total of $10.

The overall value of the box, including the NewBeauty magazine, is $72.34, which is $33.44 more that what I paid for it. I like the products in the tube and plan on using all the items in it.

What did you think of your April 2013 Testtube?

*product description obtained from the product description guide included in the box.

Sample Society April 2013 Unboxing

Today I received my first Sample Society Box. Sample Society is a monthly subscription service where each month, beauty experts handpick five deluxe-sized samples from the world's best luxury brands, then deliver them right to your doorstep. The monthly cost of the box is $15 (about $16.33 with taxes). Visit Sample Society and if you would like to subscribe, please use referral code YXSM3247.


The first item is the Borghese Gel Delicato Makeup Remover - This is a gentle, oil-free formula suitable for all skin-types. The full size bottle is 8.4 oz and cost $30.50. I received a .5 oz sample, equivalent to $1.82.

The second item is the Hanskin Hydro Sheet Mask - You can get smooth, supple skin in as little as 10 minutes. This moisturizing mask features seaweed extract and hyaluronic acid to replenish your complexion. The cost is $18 for 5 mask. I received 1 mask which is worth $3.60.

The third item is Exude Lipstick Gloss in Scarlet Red - With this sumptuous full-size lipstick, you'll make an unforgettable statement before utter a word. The cost of the Lipstick Gloss is $29. I like the color. I think it goes nicely with my complexion. Below you can see a swatch of the lipstick gloss.

The next item is the Caudalie Premier CRU - Revive your skin while you sleep with Caudalie's coveted Cru - perfect for nighttime wear. The cost of a 1.7 oz bottle is $150. The sample is .06 oz which has an approximate value of $5.29.

The fifth item is the Jane Tran Hair Accessory Sampler - Get a great updo (easily) with this hair-perfecting set featuring a chic bobby pin and hair clip. A set of 12 pins cost $12. I received 2 pins for a total of $3.

The last item is a Bonus Sample, the Cotz Face Natural Skin SPF 40 - Prep for sunny season with our new favorite mineral sunscreen, which blends ultra-smooth for a matte finish. A 42.5g bottle costs $20. I received 3g which is worth $1.41.

The overall value of the box is $44.12 which is $27.79 more than what I paid for. I like the items in the box even though I would have preferred for the sample size to be a bit bigger. My favorite item is the lipstick gloss.

Did you received your Sample Society Box? Which item was your favorite?

*product description obtained from the product card included in the box