Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July GlossyBox Canada

Well, after last month my expectations for GlossyBox were not too high. This is only my second month receiving this beauty box subscription and it was going to be my deciding box - whether I should  keep the subscription or cancel it.

I received my box this morning and was very impressed! Lots of full sized products and the products were much more suited to my taste and colour tone. For those of your wondering I received V1. Below is a photo of my box!

Again the box was beautifully presented and very full! I haven't tried any of the products yet, so I may do a review after I do have the chance to try them out. In my box there was the following:
  1.  A full size Burt`s Bees Lip Shimmer, in Cherry - (love the mint scent and the colour!) - $5.99
  2. A full size John Freida Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray - $13.99
  3. A full size Dove VisibleCare Softening Creme Body Wash - $5.99
  4. A full size Zoya Nail Polish in the colour Wednesday - (love the colour!) - $8.00
  5. A 30mL sample of Alessandro International Pedix Feet Heel Rescue Balm - $ 5.99
  6. 4 BeautySoClean Cosmetic Sanitizer Wipes - $1.04
Total Value:  $41.00!
(The price values reflect the product sizes that I received in my GlossyBox.)
I am loving everything about this month's box! There is not one product that I will not use, and I got great value for $15! I'm also excited because I haven't tried any of these products yet! (Even though I did receive a 30mL sample of the John Freida Spray from the Glow Pack Giveaways, I haven't tried it out yet.) I'm curious to see what brunettes receive instead of the John Freida Go Blonder Spray! - (Check out this blog to find out what's in the V2 box and this blog to find out what is in the V3 box!) After this month's box, I am definitely keeping this subscription!

If you want to try GlossyBox, use the code GLOSSY50 to save $1.50 on your first box!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Julep July It Girl Box Review

I received my July Julep Maven Box last week! My favorite mail days are Julep mail days! It's been really great weather here, so I have been a bit slack posting, but better late than never!

If you haven't signed up for Julep yet, use the code PENNY to get your Intro Package for $0.01 when you become a Julep Maven today! There are no catches, so no need to be skeptical! You can cancel after you receive your intro box, but most people fall in love with the products and continue with the subscription! I had intended to cancel, but am now hooked!

This month, I decided to switch from my Classic With a Twist Box, to the It Girl Box. This is the first time that I have switched styles. I was really on the fence this month between the It Girl Box and the Boho Glam Box, but decided to go with It Girl because of the beautiful colour Daphne (or so I thought....) Inside was as pictured below, plus an extra O Canada polish! The It Girl Box always contains an extra polish instead of a beauty product. I have fallen in love with Julep's beauty products! I'm hooked to their hand scrub, their SPF face & hand cream, their SPF lip balm and their best pedi creme ever! Anyways, no beauty product for me this month, so I was hoping the colours would be worth it!

So, this month I received Mila, Kate, Daphne & a Bonus O Canada. I may be the only one, but I am not a huge fan of glitter nail polish, so I have yet to try Mila or O Canada. I may break open the O Canada during the Olympics though! (GO CANADA GO!) I have tried Kate & Daphne though. I love Kate! It is a pearly white and is so beautiful! Not only is it great for French tips, it's also great by itself! This is my new go-to white! Though I was very disappointed with Daphne because she looks nothing like advertised, I tried her on today and she isn't as bad as I had initially thought. Though she really isn't as blue and vibrant, she would still make a nice spring or fall colour. I had e-mailed Julep about my concerns with Daphne and though it took them longer than usual to reply, they offered me a replacement polish. Julep's customer service is really outstanding. I cannot say enough about it! All in all, July's box wasn't my favorite, but it wasn't terrible either.