Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February 2013 Julep Maven Box + add-on

My Julep Maven box came today! This month I chose the Bombshell profile for the first time. Also, this month I also chose an add-on for the first time ever! I chose Jane, a beautiful rose gold full coverage glitter, she is so beautiful! The bombshell box included the following:

I received the following:

What a month! Julep never ceases to amaze me. I love Ginger! It applies really nicely! I have also used the oxygen nail treatment. I has a translucent pale pink colour to it and it seemed to have helped my nails. In the bottle Jane looks more copper than rose gold, I'll  have to see how it looks on nails! Overall, another great month!

Happy Birthday GlossyBox Canada! - Feb. 2013

I received my GlossyBox today! This month is GlossyBox's 1 year anniversary. This will be my last GlossyBox (again!, haha)

Here's what was in my box!

A 3.5mL sample of  Givenchy Gloss Interdit in Coral Frenzy - $ 17.50
A FULL SIZE Essence Quattro Eye shadow in chic-ify - $3.99
A FULL SIZE pack (6 nose strips) of Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips - $ 9.99
A FULL SIZE (30mL) Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment - $13.50
A FULL SIZE (150mL) Anatomicals You Need a Blooming Shower! : your Nose Smells Rose Body Cleanser - $3.00
A 1.5mL sample of Eucerin Hyal-Urea Day Cream & A 1.5mL sample of Eucerin Hyal-Urea Night Cream  - $ 1.11
A 5g sample of Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange: Eucalyptus & Sage Hand Therapy - $ 1.60
Glossybox Cupcake Wrappers - ???

TOTAL VALUE: $ 50.69 +

Overall, I'm really happy! The Givenchy sample and the Essence eye shadow are both a really nice colours. I do like Biore cleansing strips, but we received a sample in a previous GlossyBox. The Rose scented body scub smells amazing! The product I'm probably most excited about is the Macadamia oil treatment! I've been wanting to try more products from this line since I tried their deep therapy hair mask. The other packet samples are nice too! Inside the box, there is also a promo code for www.globlove.com. Save 25% using the code GB25. There are no products in this box that I am disappointed with (although I could have lived without the cupcake wrappers!), but I am still canceling my subscription. I just find it too expensive and I need to use up products that I have. Happy Birthday GlossyBox Canada!

If you would like to sign up for Glossy Box, use the code GLOSSY50 to save 10% on your first box!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

JewelMint Essential Mystery Box Review- February 2013

I received my JewelMint Mystery Box yesterday! Yay! 

I got the minimum of 4 items, and overall I'm pretty happy with it. I'm not over the moon, but I don't feel totally ripped off either. I was a bit nervous after reading a lot of blogs that said the mystery boxes weren't worth it...

Here's what I got:

My favorite piece if probably the red stone earrings. I don't wear a lot of red, so I don't have many red accessories and these are beautiful and seem to be really good quality.

My next favorite piece is this bracelet. I don't own anything like it, and the light pink & pearl coloured stones make it perfect for spring!
I was surprised to see belt in my box. I didn't even know Jewelmint made belts....I'm okay with this belt, I think it would dress up a simple black dress.

My least favorite item are the shooting star earrings. I like the colours, but feel that only a teenager could pull these off.
Did you get a mystery box from JewelMint? How did you like yours? Also, any Americans, make sure you enter my Havaianas giveaway!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Panty by Post

When I signed up for my annual LuxeBox subscription, I received a free month of Panty by Post. Loose Button had completely messed up my account and wouldn`t take care of ordering it for me, so I had to contact the company directly. They were so understanding and got back to me within 5 minutes! UNBELIEVABLE! This company truly has wonderful customer service! The product arrived within a week. It was nicely packaged and great quality!

January 2013 GlossyBox

I know, I know...I unsubscribed from Glossybox for a few months and got suckered back in because of the Ambassador program. I had enough GlossyDots to get a FREE box...so I signed back up for two months. It always is exciting to get that pink box in the mail and here is what was in my January box:

A FULL SIZE Wella Professionals Mousse - $17.99
A teeny tiny sample of Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme - ??
A 25g sample of Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion - $1.91
A FULL SIZE Nivea Essential Lip Care product - $2.00
A FULL SIZE Curel Hand & Cuticle Therapy - $3.99
12 Beauty So Clean Cosmetic Sanitizing Wipes - $3.13

TOTAL VALUE: + $29.02

This month the Glossy theme was skin nourishing products. Honestly it didn't really suit my taste, but it was okay....I guess. I have a ton of moisturizing products right now. This theme may have been more suitable before the cold hit us! I'm not wowed by any of the products. I have received the sanitizing wipes in the past. The Nivea product was kind of a dud for me, along with the Curel cream. The mousse smells amazing! Mousse isn't part of my every day routine, but I'll give it a try. I have never tried any products from Too Faced before, so I was excited to see this in my box, however the sample size is so ridiculously small. I guess I'm happiest with the Burt's Bees lotion, I have been trying out a lot of Burt's Bees products lately and they are really doing wonders for my skin! I'm sticking around for next month's box, Glossy Box's Anniversary Box! They released a video saying that the next box will include the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment. I am super excited about received this product! I have tried the Deep Repair Masque, and it really is amazing!

If you would like to sign up for Glossy Box, use the code GLOSSY50 to save 10% on your first box!

February 2013: Topbox Privé - Benefit!

This month I received the Benefit Privé TopBox! Yay! I was so happy to be chosen to receive this box! Here's what I got!

A 7.5 ml sample of POREfessional - $11.59
A 8.9 g sample of Total Moisture Facial Cream - $7.76
A 2.5 ml sample of Benetint - $7.20
A 6.5 ml sample of Dandelion Lip Gloss - $7.80
A 3 g sample of Dandelion Wishes Brightening Face Powder - $15.43
BONUS: A paper sample of Fine One One
TOTAL VALUE: + $49.78

Before receiving this box, I had only tried 2 products from Benefit - They're Real Mascara & Hoola Bronzer. I was so happy to see such a wide assortment of products! This box has to be one of my favorite beauty boxes that I have ever received! Definitely loving TopBox's new Privé  boxes!
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

My First JewelMint Purchase!

I have been eyeing JewelMint for a while now and finally caved in when I got an e-mail with a 70% off promo code (70FIRST), that meant that the piece I chose was only going to cost me $9.00 instead of the regular $29.99. However, because I live in Canada, I also had to pay $9.99 for shipping. So, $18.99 for a  nice piece of jewelry is still a good deal! I chose the Pave Premiere Earrings. The package showed up in a nice envelop, and the earrings themselves were in a beautiful little black box, tied with a JewelMint bow. So cute!

The earrings themselves are quite large and heavy, definitely great quality! I love that the box includes a brief description of the earrings. These are so glamorous and nothing like anything that I own. These are actually quite large earrings, even though the appear small in the photos,the box they come in is quite a large size.

I am very happy with this purchase! They are definitely good quality! JewelMint offers wide selection of pieces, so there is definitely something for everyone! They often put out promo codes though,so keepan eye out and definitely don't pay full price for your first piece! Also, once you purchase something from JewelMint, you are automatically subscribed to their monthly service. If you're like me and don't need another monthly service, but like to purchase items once in a while- don't forget to skip the month between the 1st and the 5th of each month, it's very easy to do! I also caved in and bought a mystery box from JewelMint. It was $29.99 (plus $9.99 for shipping to Canada) and guaranteed 4-10 items and a promo code. Hopefully I get lucky!

January TopBox Privé: Clinique!

This moth TopBox introduced their new Privé Boxes: a box dedicated to one brand. The brand itself was a surprise until the beloved tube showed up in our mailboxes! This month's brand was : Clinique! I personally always eye the Clinique products in the stores, but have never caved in and bought them. I have very sensitive skin and would hate to waste that kind of money on a product that I may only use once. 

Here's what was in my TopBox!

  • A 1.6g Sample of Clinique ColourSurge Eye Shadow Duo in 02 like mink 
  • A 60 mLSample of Clinique Eye Make-Up Solvent
  • A 60 mL Sample of Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 (Dry/Combination Skin)
  • A 7mL Sample of Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus (wrinkle & UV damage corrector)

These sample sizes are very generous and will give me a great feel for the brand! I am so happy! With this month's box! Next month they have 3 different Privé Boxes that you can put in for or you can choose to have the regular mixture of goodies! I only put my name in for the Benefit Privé Box, if I get it I'll be very happy, if I don't I love the surprise of the regular TopBox, so for me it's a win, win. :)