Wednesday, September 18, 2013

BeautyFix Summer 2013!!!

Hi all, I received my Beautyfix Box a while back. 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 used to be a quarterly subscription (the summer box was the last box. Now instead of beautyfix, you can get the blush mystery box instead which is a monthly 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 sample. The cost is $49.99

The first two items I received were the Nailtiques Hand Conditioner ($13.99) and Nailtiques Color Lacquer in the color Vienna ($10). I'm not a fan of the smell of the hand cream, but probably I will like it better when I actually use it. The nail polish is ok. I had received a very similar color in my Lip Factory box, so I kind of wish Beautyfix would have sent me another color (I did not choose which color to receive for the nail polish).

The next two items were the Exuviance Rejuvenating Treatment Masque ($34) and the Vichy Acqualia Thermal Cream ($18.34). I'm Excited to try these two items out. The masque will probably last me a while since I don't use a masque daily. I've never tried products from either brand, so I can't wait to see whether I would like them or not.

The next two items are the Arcona Magic White Ice ($20) and the Lisa Hoffman Night & Day 2 Vitamin A & C Serum ($47.50). Both of the items are serum, so I have serum to last me for a while. I have not used any products from these brands either, so I am excited to try these too.

The last two items are the Pedi Buffer Black Mandarin Bamboo Infusion ($10.99) and the Jane Iredale Lip Drink with SPF 15 ($12). I do my own pedicure for the most part so I am excited to try this buffer out. Plus this smells amazing. I have used other Jane Iredale products. This lip drink is moisturizing and it also has SPF which is a plus.

All in all the total value of this box was $166.82 and I only paid $49.99. Its too bad that this box was discontinued because you definitely get a very good value for what you pay for. What do you guys thing of this box? Are you disappointed that it was discontinued?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Birchbox New York Fashion Week Birchblogger Event

On Monday, Birchbox held an event for its BirchBloggers Network at Birchbox Local. The even was completely free. In the event you were able to get pampered (manicures, makeup, hair, etc), enjoy free drinks and candy as well as create your own Birchbox. There was also a Q&A session with Katia and Jean Godfrey June, Beauty Editor of Lucky Magazine. Birchbox local is open to the public from September 12, 2013 to September 16, 2013. For more information, visit

Below are some pictures from the event

I created my own Birchbox by choosing 5 samples from the sample wall or Oasis as Birchbox calls it. Below are the items that I got
The first item is Mally Beauty Age Rebel Waterproof Shadow Stick ($12.95) in Smoky Quartz. I gotta say I am absolutely in love with this eye shadow and the color is perfect for fall. I think I might pick up more of these when I get a chance.

The next item is the Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow ($22) in Medium/Deep. I can't wait to give these a try. I've only used a brow pencil before, so it would like to see how this compares.
The next item is the Pur Minerals Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque ($3.63). I've been dying to try a mud mask so when I saw this as one of the samples, I made sure to grab it.

The next item is the Marcelle Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive Eyes ($15). I'm not sure if I have sensitive eyes, but I think I do, so I can't wait to try this. It looks very similar to the Neutrogena eye make-up remover that I'm currently using.

 The final item is the Origins Modern Friction Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion ($9.40). I can't wait to give this a try once I'm done with my current exfoliator.
Al in all the value of my FREE box is $62.98. Thank you Birchbox for hosting this even. I hope that I get to participate in future events.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Influenster Sargento Cheese VoxBox

I received my first ever VoxBox from Influenster. I received all the products complimentary from Influenster for review purposes.

Influenster is an online community where you can review products and learn what people think about products you are interested in. It is completely free to join. The more active you are on this site as well as the social media interactions you have with this site, the higher you will be rated (i.e scored). Based on this score you will be able to qualify from time to time for free VoxBoxes to review. You can learn more about Influenster at Influenster. If you are interested in joining you can leave a comment down below with you email so that I can send you an invite or go directly to Influenster and request an invite.

A lot of people might be like, free cheese, I'll pass, but I am actually excited to have gotten this VoxBox because I love me some cheese!!!

I have already tried various Sargento Cheeses before and they are usually my number 1 choice when it comes to cheese. Soooo to the fun stuff...What was in the box you ask?

Inside the box was a cheese stick cooler, which I think is really cute and very practicable. I will definitely be using this to take my cheese sticks for snack to work. I also received a coupon for a free natural cheese snack of 5oz or more and a $1 off any natural cheese snack of 5oz or more.

I redeemed my free cheese coupon at my local supermarket. I live in NY, so things here are a bit more expensive than in other states. A 12oz Natural Cheese Snack costs $4.29. It might be a bit pricier than other cheese snacks, but Sargento Cheese is definitely worth the price. I got the Light String Cheese, which is made with 2% Milk and 50% less fat. Each cheese stick is 50 calories, so I won't feel bad if I have two cheese sticks instead.

Overall I was very happy with the VoxBox, so I want to thank you Influenster for choosing me to review Sargento Cheese. I can't wait to be chosen for other Influenster programs.

Beauty Box 5 June 2013

Beauty Box 5 delivers a monthly Beauty Box with 4 - 5 samples of your favorite brands for just $12 a month. If you are interested in signing up, click here.

The first two items are the Coolway Cool Cleanse Shampoo and Conditioner (a $4.76 value). I don't mind getting shampoo and conditioner samples, but I'm on a shampoo/conditioner overload so I don't get super excited when I get them.

The next item is the Just Being Sexy Body Bronzer (a $6 value). We received two sample foil packets. I have yet to try this. I'm not big on bronzers as I'm always afraid that it won't apply evenly, that it would look orange or that there would be streaks. I definitely will give this a try. It will have to wait a bit as I have other bronzer samples that I have not tried yet.

The next item is the Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion with SPF 30 ($1.66). There was also a $1.00 of coupon for a future purchase. I was actually excited about this since I was about to go on vacation and needed a new sunscreen for my body, so I definitely took advantage of the coupon code.

The last item I received was he Brazen Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Heavenly ($4). I learned about this company through Beauty Box 5 and I like their products so far. I only wish that the packaging had a sifter on it, because since it is powder makeup, it can get messy.

The total value of the box came out to be $16.42. Its not necessarily the best value box, but it has definitely introduced me to new products, so I still like this subscription box. What do you guys think. Did you enjoy the June Box?