July 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag: Beach Beauty

Hi Everyone!

Here is what I got in my July Glam Bag:

POP Beauty
Pouty Pop Crayon in Coral Crush

BH Cosmetics
California Collection Eyeshadow Sample

Sexy Hair
Soy Renewal Beach Spray Conditioning & Texturizing Spray

COOLA
Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented Moisturizer

Nailtini
Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer In Mai Tai

Bonus Item:

Nicole by O.P.I. Pretty in Plum

This month’s bag was awesome! I have been traveling a lot this month and I have used almost every item and I have found them all to be very enjoyable. In my opinion Ipsy is the best beauty subscription out there based on the price ($10.00 per month) and the size of the products that are included. I feel that I have been able to sample a lot of products from brands that I normally wouldn’t notice at the store. I love getting this subscription! You can get yours by clicking HERE.

 

June Glossybox: American Beauty

I haven’t posted in a while because I have been thoroughly enjoying my Summer vacation. I’ve been taking lots of pictures of what I’ve been up to and I’m working on posting them.

This is my last Glossybox. I’ve been subscribed for 3 months and I’m just not that into anything I’ve gotten and I think the Glossybox customer service is sub par. I am only subscribed to Ipsy and Julep Maven now and I’ve been toying around with the idea of renaming my blog because I’m just not that into getting boxes right now. I’ve been thinking that I’d rather spend my money on things that I actually want instead of surprises. I guess I have some thinking to do…

Anyway, here is what I got in my June Glossybox:

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  • TARTE COMPLEXION ENHANCING LIPSTICK in Medium to Tan
  • C.BOOTH HONEY ALMOND NOURISHING DRY OIL MIST
  • OSCAR DE LA RENTA ESSENTIAL LUXURIES FRAGRANCE SAMPLES
  • SPARITUAL FAVORITES NAIL POLISH in Home Body
  • PHILIP B. PEPPERMINT AND AVOCADO VOLUMIZING AND CLARIFYING SHAMPOO

I am fairly pleased with this month’s Glossybox. The nail polish was a pleasant surprise. I really like the formula but the color is not my favorite. I might still use it from time to time if I’m going for a neutral look.

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My favorite item in the box was the C. Booth Dry Oil Mist. It smells great and it is very moisturizing without being greasy. I am glad it is a big sample!

I also like the Tarte Complexion Enhancing Lipstick but I am disappointed that I got the Medium to Tan color because my skin tone is fairly light. I don’t think Glossybox pays much attention to the information you provide on your profile. This isn’t the first time I’ve had this problem with Glossybox. The color still works but it is a little darker than I would have chosen for myself.

The shampoo will be useful for the trip I’m taking next week.

I really did not like the perfume samples. I thought it was great that they sent more than one but they are way too smelly! I had them in the little bag in my bedroom and I could smell them in the living room! I put them away in a drawer in case I’m ever feeling adventurous but I don’t think I’ll be using these anytime soon. I am sensitive to smells and wearing any of the samples would probably give me a terrible headache!

Overall, I am happy with the box but I have seen enough of Glossybox for the time being. What do you think about the June Glossybox?

 

Target Beauty Box

I am so happy that my Target Beauty Box has finally arrived! I ordered this box at the end of April and I was starting to wonder if it was ever going to come! The box cost $5.00 and I’m … Continue reading

Secret Outlast Clear Gel

I received this deodorant free for testing purposes in my Spring Fever Vox Box from Influenster. I have used different Secret deodorants before and I was excited to try this one because the package says that it lasts for 48 hours. While I do not go 48 hours without showering I was excited to try a long lasting deodorant.

I love the fresh scent!

I love the fresh scent!

Generally, I find that my regular deodorant does not last all day and I need to reapply it when I get home from work. With this deodorant I did not need to reapply! It really does last all day! I also liked that it did not leave white marks on my clothes!

I will definitely consider buying this again when I run out!

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OSiS+ Dust It

I had high hopes for this powder but it just did not work for me. I’ve used one other hair powder before and I have to say that I liked it much better than this one. This powder gave my hair some much needed volume/ texture but it made it feel SO dirty! I had to wash it off right away because my hair felt disgusting. I think this is a high-quality product but it just did not suit my fine, sometimes oily hair. This product will probably work great for someone with a different hair type than mine. I would like to try more products from this brand just not this one…

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Dust It Mattifying Powder

*I received this product free for testing purposes from Influenster.

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Satisfied Craving? NYX Nude on Nude Palette

I have been craving the Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 palettes for months. I have had many opportunities to purchase them but something always makes me change my mind because $50 seems like a lot to spend for a palette and if I buy one then I am going to want both. I may have found a more reasonable alternative for the time being until I am finally ready to splurge and actually buy the UD palettes.

ImageThis is the NYX Nude on Nude Palette. It is obviously meant to be a dupe for the Naked palettes. This palette is $24.99 at Ulta and I ordered mine on Amazon for $20.00. I used my credit card points to get $10.00 off my Amazon purchase so I only spent $10.00 on this amazing palette. 🙂

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The packaging is very sturdy and it seems like it would be great for travel. The colors are gorgeous and smooth. There are many matte shades and a few shimmer shades. They are very similar colors to those in the Naked palettes and overall I am very happy with this purchase. I’ve been wearing these to work for the past few days and they have great staying power when used with my Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I think this is a great dupe for the real thing. The lip glosses are an added bonus but they are not my favorite.

This palette has satisfied my craving for the Naked Palette for the time being. Maybe I’ll actually be able to wait until my birthday in September to buy the real thing…