2013 Julep Spring Mystery Box

1 Apr

Hey Lovelies,

I received my Spring Mystery Box from Julep over a week ago now, I’ve just been busy with an injured puppy! So I’ve had to keep more of an eye on him and less time on the computer hah!

I got the Version 5 box and am quite pleased with it! I never received the earrings but thats okay ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here is all the contents!

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Set of One-Step Polish Remover Packettes
“Each packette contains ten pads. Each no-mess, lint-free pad is infused with aloe vera to moisturize and condition your nails. A great on-the-go solution for polish removal.”
Retail Price: $9.99
Maven Price: $7.99

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Quick Dry Polish Drops
“A few of these game-changing quick-dry drops will leave your manicure touchably smudge-free much sooner. Includes conditioning ingredients such as Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil to nourish and hydrate nails.”
Retail Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $10.00

I love these! they work pretty well and I find there is less chipping after a couple of days because of it! Not to mention I love the smell

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Julep Nail File
I couldn’t find any info on the website about the price.
My guess would be about $2.00-$3.00!

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Now for the polishes ๐Ÿ˜€

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Lauren
“Hot tropical pink crรจme”
Retail Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $11.20

I used this with Camille on my accent finger for Easter.. it is so pretty!!

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Lynn
“Nude, blush pearl.”
Retail Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $11.20

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Camille
This was the mystery color in everyones box!
Just a really nice Spring glitter polish!
I would assume the price is the same as every other polish
Retail Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $11.20

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Sarah
Almost like a coral pink sparkle!
I also couldn’t find this on the website
Retail Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $11.20

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Set of 3 Swatch Me Sticker Sheets
Retail Price: $9.99
Maven Price: $7.99
The Mystery Box had an add-on this time around so this was one of the add-ons!

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Cabochan Ring
Not sure of the retail value for it!
I added it on I think for $3.99
It’s a pretty neat idea, you use nail polish to color it however you want!
I’m waiting for my Brights collection to get here to do it ๐Ÿ™‚

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3 Neon Hair Ties
I think these are super cute and reminds me of an Easter present I’d get as a kid.
Not sure of the value.

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A little added bonus of chocolate eggs!
I received 3 but ate one before I started taking pics for my blog post. Oops! ๐Ÿ™‚

There you have it folks, my Spring Mystery Box! The value that I know of is $79.99 but that doesn’t include the price of the hair ties, chocolate eggs & nail file.
I’m also not including my add-ons into that price either.

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2013 March Lip Factory Inc. Box

25 Mar

Woohoo, it’s that time of the month again Lip Factory Inc. Box!

Every 4 months they do an “All About The Lips” Box so I have here all lip products ๐Ÿ™‚

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Be a Bombshell ย Cosmetics Lip Gloss
“A lip gloss formula that offers long lasting color and high shine.”
Retail Price: $14.00

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LASplash Diamond Lip Gloss in Forbidden
“Bold, vibrant, and intense innovative pigmented long-wearing formula”
Retail Value: $7.00

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NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Hera
“Itโ€™s double or nothing with this lip liner and lipstick in one. NYXโ€™s masterful Jumbo Lip Pencils infuse lips with alluring, nourishing color, and help you create a precision pout. Line, define and color with one jumbo pencil. The formula does not dry out your lips and it goes on smoothly.”
Retail Value: $4.50

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Designer Skin Lip Shimmer in Perfectly Perfect
“Brilliant shine meets luxurious color in this shade. Drench your lips in mesmerizing color, while Vitamin E and essential fatty acids help to nourish and condition for pout perfection! Each Lips Shimmer is formulated to be high-shine, long wearing and non-sticky. The unique click pen packaging is purse-friendly and allows for precise application!”
Retail Value: $9.00

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Korres Liquid lipstick
“Cooling, water-based liquid lipstick with the creamy texture of a lip gloss with the long lasting, vibrant finish of a lipstick. Only available in Europe and shipped in just for you!”
Retail Value: $22.00

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OFRA Cosmetics Lipstick in Berry Sexy
“A moisturizing formula enriched with anti-oxidants, Vitamin E and natural sunscreen.”
Retail Value: $13.00

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Lip Factory Lip Brush
“Provides more control and precise application of your favorite lipstick or gloss.”
Retail Value: $10.00

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Dermalogica Renew Lip Complex
“Apply this moisturizing lip treatment as needed to infuse lips with a smoothing, moisturizing blend of Avocado Oil and Shea and Cocoa Seed butters.”
Retail Value for the Full Size Product: $26.00
Not sure what this sample packets value would be.

All in all this box was at least worth $79.50!!

Next up my Spring Mystery Box review from Julep!

2013 March Maven Box + Add-Ons

25 Mar

Hey lovelies!

It sure has been awhile since I last posted.. I’ve been so busy with work and going for walks/hikes with my puppy that I haven’t actually had the chance to sit down and do up my posts.

My very first maven box came this month and I can’t say enough good things about this company, I am so in love!

I did the quiz for my intro box and was Classic with a Twist, but I find each and every time I’m more of a Boho Glam chick so I switched my profile completely ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is what I received!

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This is pretty much a color that made me go for Boho Glam..

Julep Nail Polish in Joy
“Smoky mauve crรจme”
Retail Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $11.20
(This color is easily one of my favorites!)

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Julep Nail Polish in Leila
“Lemon yellow opalescent shimmer”
Retail Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $11.20
(I am not a fan of yellows but this? this was amazing, especially when you use the matte top coat on it)

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This was the secret product in this months box.
Strawberry Mint Lip Balm
I couldn’t find it on the website to give you a price range.
The smell, taste and color/shimmer that is left on your lips after application is perfect!

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Rock Star Hand Creme
“Anti-aging, emollient blend of shea butter, glycerin, coconut oil, and vitamin E keeps hands hydrated, even after washing. This non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula will leave you cheering for an encore. Rock on.”
Retail Price: $20.00
Maven Price: $16.00
(This is a great hand cream, subtle sweet floral smell and non-greasy.. so lovely!)

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The Add-Ons!

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Julep Nail Polish in Lucky
“Cheers to the Irish culture with this festive kelly green and gold coin multi-dimensional, full coverage glitter. May the luck of the Irish thrive with you at your fingertips!”
Retail Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $11.20
(I LOVE this glitter polish.. I really wish I would have received my add-ons before St. Patricks Day so I could have worn it and contributed to the Holiday somehow haha.)

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Oxygen Nail Treatment
“Complete nail care and make-up all in one bottle. Made with a patented Hexanal formulation, nails are restructured to a stronger, thicker, and smoother condition in just one stroke. Advanced plant stem cell complex provides anti-aging benefits, while ground-breaking oxygen technology forms a nonocclusive film on the nail, proving resistant to water penetration and improving the permeability to oxygen. Results are nails that are structurally stronger, and less prone to breakage and splitting. How to use: Apply in layers on clean nails to achieve desired high gloss and subtle โ€œNail Makeup.โ€ Use once or twice a week regularly to promote strong, healthy nail growth.”
Retail Price: $18.00
Maven Price: $14.40

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Julep Matte Top Coat
“Apply Julep Matte Top Coat to create an ultimate matte suede finish.”
Retail Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $11.20
(Used this on Leila and it was perfect! One coat on top went a long way!)

So there you have it my March Maven Box and I’m already excited for my April Box! *Sigh*

Later lovelies!

2013 Spring Fortune Cookie Soap Box

7 Mar

Hello lovelies!

I am so excited about joining the Fortune Cookie Soap Box subscription! I LOVE LOVE LOVE bath & body products and to have them paraben, sodium lauryl sulfate & synthetic preservatives free that’s a whole other plus! They also don’t do animal testing! ๐Ÿ™‚ bonus!!

They only send out boxes quarterly and I received the Spring Box!

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The card you receive with it showing all the products!
Another thing I love about this subscription is the names they come up with!
so cute & funny ๐Ÿ™‚

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“The Birds & The Bees” Bath Fizzy
Don’t worry, we’re not going to give you “The Talk”. But we will give you a sweet, fruity robin’s egg fizzy, with skin-loving honey powder, for extra healing and softening.

I love the smell so much, its so sweet but not too sweet and reminds me of candy, I almost want to eat it

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“Late Bloomer” Fortune Cookie Soap
Don’t expect this exfoliating FCS to scrub away the memories of those awkward teenage moments, but you can expect softer, smoother skin! Scented with Polynesian hisbiscus, ripe berries, white amber, and vanilla. Blooming early is overrated, anyway.

Can’t wait to give this soap a try tomorrow!

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“Down to Earth” Tea Light Candle
One small step for home fragrance, one giant leap for FCS! A soft, earthy blend of lavender & basil in our very first candle!

Love that they are adding candles now! I have a small obssession with candles and love keeping my house smelling good! I need to since I have a 4 month old puppy I’m in the middle of training lol.

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“Dirty Hoe” OCD Hand Sanitizer
What happens in the garden, stays in the garden….especially when a dirty hoe is involved. Get as dirty as you want – don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Smells like freshly dug earth and dewy grass after a spring rain.

Yay! a hand sanitizer for my purse and one that doesn’t smell like all the others! I work at a pre-school and the kids are always sniffling around this time of the year so it will be nice to have something to keep the germs away!

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“A Nod to the Hippies” Shimmer Stick
Alright, Patchouli Lovers, we hear you! Our new shimmmers stick is perfect for adding a subtle shimmer to any area you’d like to highlight. Patchouli, amber and vanilla combine to leave skin lightly scented and a little nostalgic. All you need is Peace & Love… & FCS!

This is a really neat idea that I’ve never really seen around before, the smell is very subtle and the shimmer is awesome!

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“Kiss My Vine” Bath Salts
Kiss My Vine sounded better than Kiss My Ass. Sure, it has nothing to do with the fragrance or product – but we thought it was funny! Oh and it smells like Strawberries & Champagne, btw.

I guess I’ll have to start taking baths instead of showers to get use of these goodies! I’m not a huge fan of this smell, it is a little too perfume-y for me but I’m willing to give it a try.

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“Honey-Dew Me” Whipped Cream
This fragrance will leave you screaming for more…melons, that is! We just can’t get enough of this yummy blend of sweet honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, apple and vanilla bean.

Okay I can see why people love their Whipped Cream body butters! It is so light and fluffy and non-greasy.. not to mention that the smell is AMAZING!

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“I Wet My Plants” Spray Lotion
GO ahead and read it again, we’ll wait. The “L” makes all the difference, doesn’t it? Give yourself a little spritz of our new spray lotion, scented with melon, jasmine and baby powder, and say, “ahhh..” too far?

Another one I really enjoy! although the scents are melon, jasmine and baby powder.. all I really get is the scent of baby powder and I’m totally okay with that.

I am in love with this box, the only disappointment is waiting every few months to get a box!
Oh! I also received a $10 off coupon for my next online purchase
(you can’t use it towards the FCS boxes though)

Have a great day lovelies!

2013 February Glossybox

25 Feb

Hello Lovelies!
So excited for this month’s box! It was their Birthday month so I expected alot from it and was quite happy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I even received it two days before it was supposed to be delivered (it was supposed to be delivered on my Birthday!) so, an exciting early birthday present for me haha.

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This is the box it came in this month! Super cute I think, I love the bow and how its hot pink (the shredded paper and ribbon are also hot pink!)

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I was confused by this since I thought to get the lipgloss you had to do the glossydots contest but I received one anyways!

Givenchy Gloss Interdit No.3 Coral Frenzy
A high-performance lipgloss with light, smooth texture that brings shine and definition to your pout.
6ml/$30.00
I received the 6ml (so that pays for the box and some! & its tiny!!)
I tried it, I find a little goes a long way! The color and shine are very nice and it smells like candy

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Essence Quattro Eyeshadow
Take your look from office-chic to evening-ready with four complimentary colours.
FULL SIZE!
5g/$3.99

I LOVE the colors I received, I love the more natural shadows and smokey eyes so these colors will go well with my everyday makeup!

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Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips- Ultra
These pore strips, enriched with invigorating tea tree oil and witch hazel, lock onto and remove deep-down dirt.
FULL SIZE!
6 Ct/$9.99
I am SO happy to get these, I was just looking at my nose the other day and thinking I needed some, now I don’t have to go out and spend the $10.00
sometimes its nice to get products that aren’t just make-up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment
A weightless, therapeutic treatment for all hair types that adds moisture and nutrients for shine and increased maageability, while providing UV protection.
30ml/$13.50
I received the 30ml, not sure if that is the full size.

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Anatomicals You Need A Blooming Shower! Rose and Jasmine Body Cleanser
This rose and jasmine body cleanser makes every shower a flower-power experience.
FULL SIZE!
150ml/$3.00
I opened up the bottle and smelled it.. I was actually quite impressed.. I am not a fan of rose scented products nor lavendar scented things but this smells like an actual rose and I’m quite excited to give it a try! The bottle is also super cute!

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Eucerin Hyal-Urea Anti-Wrinkle Day/Night Cream Sachet Duo
Daily and overnight care for dry and very dry, tight facial skin. Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
NEW! FRAGRANCE-FREE
50ml/$18.50

I’m not really a fan of face creams in such small samples because its hard to tell if they will actually work.. that being said its nice to see some new items added to the Glossybox instead of old or expired items!

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Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange Eucalyptus & Sage Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy Sachet
With antioxidant and vitamin C-rich Tarocco Sicilian Red Orange, invigorating eucalyptus, and soothing sage, this ultra-moisturizing hand cream leaves your skin refreshed and lightly scented. Stay tuned for a full size of this new product in an upcoming box!
NEW!
25g/$8.00
This is a new product and I can’t wait to receive a full size item of this in a future Glossybox.. it smells amazing!! It reminds me of orange marmalade, yum!

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(my camera would not focus on the damn cupcake liners haha)
Glossybox Cupcake Kit
A special goodie to help you join our birthday celebration! Check out our social media to make the most of this sweet treat!
I thought this was a super cute and really different item to add to the box!

I also received a coupon for a 25% off discount for Globlove
http://www.globlove.com
if you were one of 50 lucky glossies you would have received a cute pair of ruffle undies from Globlove
I unfortunately wasn’t one of the lucky ones, once again! Lol.

Overall I REALLY enjoyed this box, lots of fun and new things to try out! The only disappointing thing to me was the Eucerin wrinkle cream!
I noticed on another blog someone received green eyeshadows with the Essence Quattro Eyeshadow, did you receive the same palette as me or a different one?
Has Glossybox made it up to anyone for the last two disappointing boxes?

Later Lovelies!

2013 February Lip Factory Inc. Box

16 Feb

Last one for the day guys! This is a new-ish subscription box I came across and was lured in just by their customer service alone! They are quick to respond and so friendly! I then checked out some reviews of their previous boxes and the products they had every month were awesome! So of course I had to sign up ๐Ÿ™‚

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29 Cosmetics Skin Care Sampler Card
“Contains cream cleanser, serum extract, eye emulsion and night moisture samples.โ€‹”
Retail Value: $2.00

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29 Cosmetics Preserves Grape Seed Age Protecting Moisturizing Lipstick SPF20
“Long lasting grape seed anti-oxidant enriched moisturizing lipstick. Helps lips appear smooth and moisturized while visibly easing the signs of aging.”
I received the color “Stompin’ Grapes” Not sure if there were different color samples or not.
Retail Value: $25.00

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29 Preserves Wine Blot Grape Seed Age Protecting Lip Treatment
“A Neiman Marcus best seller! The ultimate lip balm. Nourishes the lips, providing the ultimate in hydration with the center core packed with anti-oxidants to visibly ease the signs of aging.”
Retail Value: $24.00

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An extra goodie, looks like a blush brush! I’m glad I received this cause the one I got in my LuxeBox got chewed apart from my puppy (my animals love to chew things apparently LOL)

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Nabi Lip Liner Pencil in Plum
“Long lasting, long application”
Retail Value: $1.00

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Full Size Key to Beauty Faux Chocolate Brown Leather Keychain
“Faux chocolate brown leather “key to beauty” lipstick chain conveniently holds your lipstick with a mirror inside for quick and easy lipstick touch ups while you are on the go.”
Retail Value: $15.00

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Lasplash Mineral Powder Eye Shadow in Hula Hula
“Long lasting, weightless, non-irritating and does not contain talc, oil or fragrance”
Retail Value: $6.99

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Lasplash Mineral Powder Eye Shadow in Oyster Shell
Retail Value: $6.99

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Lasplash Mineral Powder Eye Shadown in Black Sea
Retail Value: $6.99

A total value of $87.97!! I only paid $22.95 for it.
A great subscription service!

Well that’s all for today lovelies.. I won’t be posting for a couple days until I receive my Mystery Cupid Box from Julep!

2013 February Ipsy Bag

16 Feb

Yes another post! Like I said in my last post my camera cord got chewed by my cat so I’m just getting everything uploaded and reviewed now!
Next up is the Ipsy Bag! I actually signed up with them last September only to find out they didn’t ship to Canada. I was upset cause their products were amazing! Last month I found out my friend had signed up for their January bag and I got so excited and now here we are! All subscribed ๐Ÿ™‚

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loved the bag this month.. a simple black bag with a bright red interior!

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Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer
“The Pixi Flawless & Poreless primer creates a beautiful no-shine finish for flawless, long-lasting makeup application. This shine controlling, oil-free primer smooths out fine lines and hydrates while making pores instantly disappear. It is the perfect skin primer for all complexions and all skin types.

Beneficial Ingredients and what they do:
โ€ข Willow Bark gives natural shine control
โ€ข Salicylic Acid clears and unblocks pores
โ€ข Shea Butter to nourish the skin
โ€ข Titanium Dioxide protects the skin’s surface
โ€ข Enantia Chlorantha bark is medicinal & anti-viral”
Retail Value: $20.50 (from their website) for a 30ml/1.0 fl. oz size
I received a 15ml/.50 fl. oz size for a value of $10.25

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Mica Beauty Cosmetics Black Gel Eyeliner
“Define eyes and apply eyeliner like a pro with the MicaBeauty Gel Eyeliner! This smooth, highly pigmented gel eyeliner glides over the lid evenly and dries quickly for a long-wearing, smudge-proof finish. Comes in 5 other highly pigmented shades”
Retail Value: $35.00 for a 0.18oz /5g size
I’m not sure the size of mine to calculate the value.

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Lash Card by The Lash Card
“Apply your mascara perfectly with the Lash Card! Say goodbye to smudging, clumping, and messy mascara application. The Lash Card has two curves on each side that fit a variety of eye shapes, making it easy to get those hard-to-reach lashes. Each Lash Card is individually wrapped for on-the-go application.

Application:
Open the package and find the curve that best fits your eye shape. Curl your lashes. Hold the Lash Card behind the lashes and lift your lashes onto the card. Apply mascara normally, making sure to firmly brush the lashes against the card.”
Retail Value: $6.99 for a 10Pack
I received a pack of 4 so the value of it is $2.80

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Smokey Lash Kapow Mascara by POP Beauty
“This lash-POP-ing mascara makes lashes plump, long and lusciously flirty! Smudge proof formula adds volume while curling lashes up and out for a look that truly POPs your peepers!

POP your skills:
1. Curl lashes as close to the root as possible.
2. Jiggle the wand from the root to the middle of the lash.
3. Repeat twice, wait a few seconds in-between, letting each layer dry.
4. Jiggle 3rd layer all the way to the tip of the lashes.
5. To reach small and stray lashes โ€“ turn the brush vertically and apply.”
Retail Value: $10.50
Not sure the size of the product online so can’t compare the size I received

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Shadow Palette Sample by Coastal Scents
“Coastal Scents Shadow Palette Samples are an ideal way to try these highly pigmented, stunning shadows. These miniature-sized samples contain four hand-selected shades by ipsy, making it easy to create a variety of looks. Wear these pressed powders dry or wet for a more intense, dramatic look. Each palette’s colors are labeled with the corresponding Hot Pot name, making it easy to repurchase your favorite shades individually, or in a palette collection like the 252 Ultimate Eye Shadow Palette.”
Not sure of retail value because it was only a sample palette!

Overall I’m in love with this subscription.. all of the beauty products are from brands I’ve never even heard of!
-I love the primer it gives me a great overall complexion
-The lash card really helps with my application of mascara! I seem to always get mascara on my eyelids but I could also use my boyfriends tons of useless business cards to use for the same thing
-The mascara is alright, it doesn’t really stand out to me above other mascara’s and is pretty messy if you forget to take it off and take a look at yourself in the mirror the next morning haha.

What did you think of the bag this month?