Saturday, June 29, 2013

PopSugar Must Have June 2013

Hi All. I received my June 2013 PopSugar Must Have Box and I wanted to share the contents of the box with you. For those of you that do not know, PopSugar Must Have is a monthly subscription for which you will receive hand-selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness and food, full-sized and premium products worth over $100 for just $35 a month. Click here if you would like to subscribe to receive the monthly PopSugar Must Have boxes.

The first item I received was a scarf from Gorjan & Grffin - Zuma Scarf and $25 gift card. The scarf is worth $62. I don't normally use scarf as an accessory, but I really like this one so I think I might just start using scarfs.

The next two items are the Juice Beauty Stem Cell Repair Moisturizer & CC Creams. They provided the CC creams in natural glow and warm glow. I have previously received the CC cream before in a BeautyFix box. I liked it and I'm actually currently using it. I'm very excited to try the moisturizer. The moisturizer is full size and it is worth $65. The CC creams are worth  for $39 for 1.7oz. I received 2 .17 oz which is approximately worth $7.80.

The next item is the Hard Candy Fitness DVD Addicted to Sweat 4. The workout was designed by Madonna's trainer and its workouts that she used to do with Madonna herself. I still have not tried it, but I definitely need to. This DVD costs $19.95.

The next item I am really excited about and it was actually in my reading list. Its the Revenge Wears Prada - The Devil Returns book by Lauren Weisberger. I'm going away in 3 weeks, so this book will definitely be in my bag. The book is worth $25.99.

The next two items are food type items. The first is the Project 7 Quench the thirsty wintergreen Mint. I like the flavor of the mints. The cost of the mints are $21.48 for 12. We received one which is worth $1.79. The next items is Popcorn Indiana Be Fit Popcorn flavor sea salt. I have to tell you, these were amazing. I have to find where they sell these locally. And the bag was completely full. Not like most popcorn/chips bag which is full of air. The cost of the popcorn is $31.95 for 6, so this one bag is worth $5.33. A bit pricey, but they are sooooooo good, I would not mind paying a higher price for them.

The total for this month's box is $212.86 and I only paid $35 plus tax so it came out to a little bit under $40. Popsugar is easily becoming one of my favorites subscription boxes. Did you guys enjoy your Popsugar box this month? I definitely did. I can't wait for the July box, which is their anniversary month.

Julep Destination Mystery Box - Miami

Julep from time to time releases mystery boxes. You were guaranteed to get $70 - $200 worth of products for just $24.99. They also have a monthly subscription program. If interested in subscribing please use the link below and enter the referral code 11859463
(Use code 'FREEBOX' and all you pay is $3.99 shipping for your first box!)

This month they had three different sample boxes for you to choose from: Laguna Beach, The Hamptons, and Miami. I went with Miami.

The first item in my box is the Julep Dry Shampoo. This is the only item in the box I was not thrilled with. I do not use dry shampoo. The dry shampoo costs $22 at the regular price and $17.60 at the maven price.

The next item is the strawberry mint lip balm. I like it because it is very moisturizing. The lip balm cost $8.

...and for the nail polishes. I received three nail polish this time. The colors were Isla, a soft milky-white metallic, Paris a multidimensional holographic glitter top coat, and Lauren, a hot tropical pink cream, . Each nail polish retails for $14 at the regular price or $11.20 at the Maven price.
The total value of the box is $72 at the regular price and $59.20 at the Maven price. Overall, I am happy with what I got. Maybe one day I will get the mystery box with the special prize. A girl can only dream.

Did you guys get any of the destination boxes? Please share your thoughts and don't forget to subscribe.

Birchbox June 2013

Birchbox is a monthly subscriptions where for $10 a month you get high-end beauty and lifestyle samples delivered to you. If you are interested in joining, click here!!!

This month's theme was Wanderlust and in was all about travel.

The first item was Kloraine Dry Shampoo. This is the only item in the box I was not excited to receive because I do not use dry shampoo. A full size bottle is 3.2 oz and cost $18. I received a 1.06 oz which is valued at $5.96.

The next item is the Suki Exfoliating Cleanser. I have already received this item in the Newbeauty Testtude, but needless to say I was happy to get it again. It has a nice lemony scent and it leaves my face feeling soft. A full size is 4 oz and in costs $32.95. I got a .25 oz bottle which is worth $2.06.

The next item is the Laqa & Co lip pencil. I got a nice bright pink color which is perfect for this time of year. I like that you can twist the pencil up as oppose to sharpen it. The lip pencil cost $16 for 2, therefore the value of this one lip pencil is $8.

The next item is a nautical hair Twistband. The cost of the twistband is $14 for 6. I received 1, which is valued at $2.33.

The last item is a Color Club mini nail polish in Mod in Manhattan. Birchbox is selling a set of 4 minis for $8, so this one mini costs $2. Its a nice off white color.

The total value of this month's box is $20.35 which is 50% more than what I paid for the box. I'm happy with this box. I will definitely use everything except for the dry shampoo. Did you guys get a Birchbox this month? Please share what you got and your thoughts on this month's box.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ambition Box June 2013

Hi Everyone. Today I'm going to unboxing the June 2013 Ambition Box. Ambition Box is one of the newer subscription services. In fact, June is the second box. The cost of a monthly box is $15. For more details on Ambition Box click here. I would greatly appreciate it if you could use my referral code AB9190
The first item I received was a full size Nature's Gate Body lotion and a sample of the body wash in Acai. The scent is pleasing so I can't wait to give it a try. The lotion cost $11.69 and the value of the body wash is 15 cents.

The next two items I received is from Celazome, both full size. The first is the Serum Vitae and its valued at $56 and the second item is the Lip Treat which is worth $38. I was shocked when I found out the values of these two items. The Ambition Box Team really did it up value wise this month. I have been using the Lip Treat the past few days and I like it because it makes my lips feel very soft. I can't wait to try the serum.


The next item is a yaby eyeshadow in dusty rose valued at $3.15. I like the color especially since I mostly wear neutral colors on a daily basis.

The last item is a repeat for me. It's a bracelet from Satindoll. I received a green bracelet last month. This bracelet is worth $17.

The overall value of this month's box is $125.99, which is beyond awesome as I only paid $15. I think Ambition Box did a great job this month. What did you guys think of this month's box?

Sample Society June 2013

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 I received was the Go Smile Ampoules. Each ampoule is for a one time use. You apply the ampoule to your teeth and let it set it. You are not supposed to eat for at least 20 to 30 minutes after applying the ampoule. A box of 12 ampoules costs $89. The value of the two ampoules is $7.42

The next item was the Stila Cosmetic Lip Glaze in Apricot. This is a very nude color. The formula is a little bit sticky, but not so much that I wouldn't wear it. A full size cost $22 (.08 oz). I received a .05 oz sample which is worth $13.75.

The next item is the Ilume Dessert Tulip Tin. The sample we received is suppose to burn for 10 hours. I really like the scent. I don't normally burn candles, but I think I might start burning candles now. A full size costs $22 and its suppose to burn for 35 hours, so based on the durability of the I assessed the value to be $6.29.

The next item I received is the  Murad age reform AHA/BHA exfoliating cleanser. I have tried Murad products before, so I was happy to receive this. A 6.75 oz cost $36. The sample size I received is 1 oz which is worth $5.33.

The last item I received is the Philosophy Hope in a Jar. I really enjoy the philosophy products so I was excited to get this. A full size bottle is 2 oz and is worth $40. The value of the sample (.4 oz) is approximately $8.

Overall the total value of the box is $48.20, which is really good considering it costs me $16.33. Did you guys receive the June Sample Society box? If so, were did you like the items that you received? Please leave a comment below and don't forget to subscribe to my blog.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Julep Maven June 2013

Hi everyone. I know I have not posted a blog in a long time. I was super busy last month and then I got sick, so I decided to take a break for most of May and start once again with the June boxes. I will be showing you my June 2013 Julep Maven Box.

Julep Maven is a monthly subscription service where you would get two nail polish and a full size product (value of $50) for just $19.99. You can cancel the subscription. If interested in subscribing please use the link below and enter the referral code 11859463

(Use code 'FREEBOX' and all you pay is $3.99 shipping for your first box!)

This month's them was Sail into Summer.  I decided to stick with my normal profile with is Bombshell. The first item is the DD cream.  I received it in the shade medium.  The medium shade suits my skin tone pretty well.  You can barely tell the difference between my actual skin tone and the DD cream once its on my skin.  The DD cream retails for a value for $36 dollars for non Mavens and $28.80 for Mavens.

The nail colors I received were Raegan which is this very nice pink and Payton a beautiful green. Each nail polish retails for $14 at the non Maven price and $11.20 for Mavens.


The total value of the box is $64 at the non Maven price and $51.20 at the Maven price. I super excited to try out this color during the summer. Did you guys receive you June Maven box? If so, please share what you got and your thoughts on this month's box. Please do not forget to subscribe. See you guys next time.