Friday, September 28, 2012

Ulta.com 40% off NYX, Almay, Revlon, Physicians Formula


Hey guys!
I just want to let you all know that there is an ongoing sale  on Ulta.com. It’s 40% of NYX, Almay, Revlon, and Physicians Formula products (with some exclusions, as usual).


With purchases of $50 you will get free shipping on  your products. And on top of that, you can take $10 of $60 purchase! Just use code 89776.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

No more Glossybox USA?


Hello readers!
Have you noticed that I have yet to mention any more reviews on Glossybox? My last Glossybox was July’s edition and after receiving that, I had to stop my subscription.  My honest thought on subscription boxes is that they are an ingenious way to reach out to consumers who normally wouldn’t want to commit to a purchase if they weren’t too sure about the product and/or brand. I was happy to be on Glossybox’s subcription service and thought $21 a month for luxury beauty brands was a good deal. I still do believe that, but at the moment it doesn’t seem to be worthwhile. 



Until they work out their kinks with shipment duration and provide more brands for their boxes, I will be back. I am giving it the benefit of the doubt and say it will get better down the road since it’s a new launch in the USA. 

September Birchbox


I was dreading opening up this month’s Birchbox after last month’s big fail.  I wondered if this box is better or just as bad as last time.

Lifestyle extras not pictured

To my relief, September’s box is slightly better than last month. This month's box is geared toward fall beauty trends.







Benefit Cosmetics foamingly clean facial wash and refined finish facial polish. Part of their b.right! Radiant Skincare line, each comes in a 0.1oz. packet. Judging from the size, I think this can give me 3 to 5 uses before it runs out. I’ve been wanting to try this since I saw it in store about 2 years ago. Since I was trying to use up other skincare products, I decided to wait it out until I was in need for new skincare products. Thank goodness I waited!

Status Update

Color Club Birchbox Custom Nail Polish
Birchbox teamed up with Color Club to create several custom shade nail polish inspired by the runway fall 2012. The color selections were Put A Pin In It, Status Update, Tweet Me, Insta- This. From the colors I see online, Put A Pin In It seems to be a metallic pink sahde, Tweet Me is a greenish-yellow color, Insta-This is a mix of blue and purple notes (looks more blue to me), and the Status Update is a dark grey. I got the Statues Update in my box and so far it is looks like something I would use regularly.
Status Update under indoor lighting with no flash

Status Update under indoor lighting with flash



Nexxus Pro- Mend Split End Treatment System
Shampoo, conditioner, and a leave in cream. Enough said.


Twistband
Birchbox Custom lace hair tie. This is the second twistband I’ve gotten in my birchbox and the first one was disappointing as it started to lose its elasticity after a few uses.


Youngblood Mineral Primer
A  clear gel primer with the claim of being naturally rich in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, this sample is in a generous 0.17 fl. oz.


Mighty Tea Leaf Company
As part of this month’s lifestyle extra, there are three packets of tea samplers- Chamomile Citrus, Green Tea Tropica, and Vanilla Bean. Can’t wait to try the Vanilla Bean.

Other extras were a Tristan Prettyman digital download and a $25 off $75 purchase at Madewell. :/

All in all, this month’s box is better than last month! Please leave me a feedback and let me know what you think about these products or what you received in your box. Happy browsing!