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?

 

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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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Broadway imPRESS Press-On Manicure

I received these press-on nails in my Spring Fever VoxBox from Influenster. I’ve been curious about these nails because they are supposed to last up to a week. I remember using press-on nails in middle school and they would rarely last for an entire day. Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure

The print I received is called Space Cadet. I thought it looked really cute in the packaging but I wasn’t so sure once they were on my nails.

These nails were very easy to apply. After I sized all of my nails I laid them out in order and I began to apply the nails. I started with my pinky and applied the thumb nail last. The adhesive felt very strong and the nails had just the right amount of flexibility.

Press-On Manicure

I wore these for an entire day of normal activities at home. I am not really a fan of long nails so I had to take them off. They definitely would have lasted a few more days if I could have put up with them. The removal process was very easy, just peel off! They didn’t damage my nails at all.

I’m not sure if I would ever purchase these because I have strong natural nails and I don’t like the feeling of artificial nails. I might try them again if I’m dressing up for Halloween or something…

Have you tried these nails? Any questions? Comment below!

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June 2013 Ipsy: On the Wild Side

The theme of this month’s Ipsy bag is “On the Wild Side”.  I think the leopard print bag is the cutest one yet! This month there were five items in the bag and I got a bonus item for referring two friends. Overall, I am happy with this bag, there are a few things I don’t like though.

June Ipsy

Starlooks Lip Pencil in Bare- The color is a little too brown for me but I will find a way to make it work.

J.cat Sparkling Cream Palette- Not a fan, I guess I can use this for Halloween

J.cat Eyelashes + Eyelash Glue- I HATE false lashes! Also, am I the only one that thinks it is gross that these are made out of human hair?

NYX Mosaic Powder in Silk- I love this! I was hoping for one of the Mosaic Powders and I love the color!

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil- This is pretty decent, I like it!

Bonus Item: BaubleBar O-Ring Stud Wrap- I was a little sad that I didn’t get the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow that they offered last month but this bracelet is adorable! It is much better quality than I expected!

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My May 2013 Glossybox and June Glossybox Spoilers

This is my second Glossybox and I am feeling pretty Glossy-blah about it. I don’t really care for any of the items that came in this box but I will probably still give each of them a try.

Here is what I got:

MY MULTI-PURPOSE MATTIFYING MOISTURIZER:

I guess I’m kind of excited to try this since I do get a little shiny from time to time…

MY MULTI-PURPOSE MATTIFYING MOISTURIZER

ETRE BELLE COLLAGEN & ALOE VERA HYDRO MASK:

It’s a mask, yipee…

ETRE BELLE COLLAGEN & ALOE VERA HYDRO MASK

NICKA K NEW YORK ABSOLUTE! PERFUME STICK:

The scent I got smells alright, it’s not my favorite but it isn’t gross.

NICKA K NEW YORK ABSOLUTE! PERFUME STICK

AMORE PACIFIC COLOR CONTROL CUSHION COMPACT:

This would be exciting if it matched my skin tone…

SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL VOLUPT SPRAY:

I’ll use this, I am always looking for new volumizing hair products. Still not that exciting…

SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL VOLUPT SPRAY

EUROPEAN WAX CENTER THE EXFOLIATE and SLOW IT BODY WASH:

I am not a fan of waxing and I think that’s what these are meant to help with. I might use them… might not… I will probably give the waxing coupon to my sister because she gets her eyebrows done. Mine are nicely shaped and I only need to tweeze a few hairs here and there so I don’t think a wax would really be worth it for me.

SLOW IT BODY WASH

Well, this was not the greatest Glossybox. I think I might try one more month because I really like the spoilers I have seen for the June box.

According to Dujour “The June box will include one of six nail colors from Bondi New York, a Tarte Complexion Enhancing lipstick and a sample from Oscar de la Renta’s Essential Luxuries fragrance collection—along with a few surprise products that haven’t yet been announced. Each product is manufactured in the United States, fitting with the “American Beauty” theme of the June box.”

If you’re interested in giving Glossybox a try you can use my referral link here:

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