Saturday, April 13, 2013

Panty Fly : First Impressions

I received my first month of Panty Fly this week. It is another monthly subscription service Where you can either pay $7 each month for 3 pairs of underwear or $15 for 3 months of 3 pairs of underwear. They have 3 different packages to choose from: Barely There (Thongs), Sleek & Sexy (Underwear) and Mix & Match. I selected Mix & Match. Here is what I received:

All 3 pairs were American Apparel and from looking at their website, I would say that the value of these would be around $33! It is a great value! Plus, no additional shipping fees for Canadians! I am very happy with the variety and quality! I would definitely recommend this service!

April 2013 TopBox

This month I opted for the regular TopBox again. I really do like the surprise and the variety! Overall I am pretty happy with the contents of my box this month. Here is what I received.

  • Boxx Cosmetics Travel Size Foundation Brush - $28.00
  • Elizabeth Arden All Gone Eye & Lip Makeup Remover - $12.00
  • KMS California Free Shape Quick Blow Dry - $2.81
  • Michael Todd True Organics Tropical Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant Scrub - $5.40
TOTAL VALUE: $48.21!
I'm happy with the Boxx Cosmetics Brush. I it so soft and a great size for travel! Also, I don't have a foundation brush - I usually use my beauty blender - so I'm excited to now have one. As I mentioned in my LuxeBox review, I have been wanting to try the KMS product. I blow dry my hair almost every morning and would love if this product cut down on the time that it took me! I'm also happy with the Michael Todd Product. I smells so good and claims to be gentle on the skin! I guess the only product that was a let down for me is the eye & lip makeup remover. I opted out of the Elizabeth Arden Privé Box because the products didn't interest me, and I end up receiving one regardless. Oh well! It will come in handy when I finish my other samples of Simple & Clinique eye makeup removers! I also saw that some people received afull size Cake hand Cream! LUCKY! Overall, another great box! Can't wait to see what next month will bring!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

March 2013 Empties: Product Reviews

This post will review products that I have finished last month. There aren't many, but I have a lot of products that are close to empty for next month!

1. Bioré Triple Action Astringent
This product is something that I had't used in a very long time. I usually use Nivea toner, but decided to purchase this after receiving the Bioré Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser in a GlossyBox. I have very sensitive, dry skin and this product didn't harm my skin at all. I used it once a day and barely had any blemishes while using it. I will probably repurchase this product when I finish using my other toners.

2. Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion
I received this product in a GlossyBox and it didn't take me long to use up! This product has a very subtle scent, and moisturized quite well. It wasn't fast absorbing, but it did keep my legs feeling smooth all day. I love most Burt's bees products & the fact that they are natural products, but I don't think I would repurchase this product based on the fact that I have other lotions that work better for my skin.

3. Kérastase Elioxer Ultime
I received this product in my first LuxeBox and it took quite a while to use up. A little goes a long way. I have very long hair and one or two small pumps would be enough to make my hair noticeably more silky & shiny. This is a very similar product to Moroccan Oil, but I found it lighter feeling in my hair than even the Light version of Moroccan Oil. I will probably purchase this product when I finish my other hair oils.

4. Julep Acetone-Free Conditioning Nail Polish Remover
I love that this nail polish remover is acetone free. It takes nail polish off very quickly, leaving minimal damage to my nails. It doesn't have a strong scent. I have already repurchased this product & would recommend it to all polish junkies!

Luxe Box :Spring 2013

My Spring Luxe Box came! Yay! after not being impressed with my winter box, I feel like this box is better, but still not as great at my Fall box.

Here is what I received!

  • A Loose Button Blending Sponge - Unknown Value
  • A Fulle Size Pandora's Box Mascara in Black - $19.00
  • A Full Size Colorsmash Hair Shadow in Rags to Riches - $15.00
  • A Full Size No Bleeding Lips Lip Liner - $14.99
  • A 10mLSample of L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream - $3.60
  • A 7mL Sample of Marni Perfume - $11.45
  • A 8mL Sample of Lancôme Génifique - $25.65
TOTAL VALUE: $89.69 +

Overall, I like this box. I'm happy to have received 3 full size products, some subscribers didn't get any, which isn't fair. I have a few of these blending sponges from other companies already, so I wasn't thrilled to see that in my box. Mascara is always nice to have, I'm so happy that it's black! I highly doubt that I will ever use the Hair's not very work appropriate and I`m not a teenager any more. I actually saw it in Sephora over the weekend and was shocked at how expensive it is!...The Marni Perfume smells like Christmas, in a bad way. Definitely not a scent that appeals to me! I am very happy to try the Lancôme product and the Hand Cream, but I am most excited about the No Bleeding Lips Lip Liner! Overall, these are all new products to me (minus the blending sponge), so I am happy to try some new products. However, I would have LOVED to have received the Moroccan Oil Body Buff, the KMS Quick Blow Dry Spray or the Eyeko Liner, but it's all luck of the draw! 

This season, the product variety was much better than my last box. Fingers crossed for the Summer Box to blow this one out of the water! I have an annual subscription to Luxe Box, so if the Summer Box isn't great, I`ll be unsubscribing! What did you get in your Luxe Box?