Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July Ipsy 2014

          I know I've been gone for a long time.  (due to my son starting kindergarten and me starting a new job all at once.) I found it very hard to keep up with all the new changes happening in my life.  But we are all on summer break right now and I hope to get everything back to normal on here and start posting more.  So I hope you guys are still there and maybe some new people also. :)

July Ipsy 2014
Sensationally Sunkissed

Eyeshadow creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection. Chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, this breakthrough product delivers 5 benefits in one luxurious formula 1.12-hour long-wearing color 2. Super-charged primer 3. Powerful brightening benefits 4. Smoothes fine lines 5. Protects with SPF Available in 10 neutral shades.
I received the shade Barely Nude.  It has full natural coverage and it lasted all day. Highly recommended, I will defiantly be purchasing this in the full size.
Coupon code for Ulta.com FREE shipping with any bareMinerals purchase. IPSYBAREFS

Sample Weight: 1 ml / 0.03 oz. / Full size $18.00

Clear spot treatment specially formulated with menthol, glycolic and salicylic acids. Apply this potent spot treatment to quickly clear blemishes in record time. 

This is a very nice acne treatment but it has a lot of alcohol in it so it does burn but it also works well. I don’t know yet if I will purchase the full size because I have started a new acne treatment regiment (full blog post to come. Watch for Clearproof review).

Coupon code receive 20% off any purchase at Clearcliniclabs.com  IPSY20

Sample Weight: 2 mL / Full size $35.00

Packed with lip-loving ingredients, this glossy gel balm protects & hydrates lips instantly. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue just for you (color & intensity depends on pH level of lips). Twist-up crayon requires no sharpening need.
I received the shade Unique Pink. I love love love this sample, product and color shade!  I have been stalking the Dior Addict Lip Glow ($32.00) it is formulated with color reviver technology that reacts with the ph chemistry of your lips to create a special shade just for your lips.  I did not know that any other company has is technology in their products, so I was ecstatic to get this product in my bag that does the same thing.  This is hands down my new favorite obsession.  I’m actually having to control myself from running out to my local Target to pick up the full size.  This is a very nice sample size and should last until I find myself in the area of a Target. (lol)

Coupon code receive 25% off any purchase on Pixibeauty.com flawlesspixi

Sample Weight: 1.8 g / Full size $14.00

With spf 30 Pur~lisse's unique peptide complex, Lotus Lupine 5, and Hydra-Shield Complex, offers superior full-spectrum sun protection in a light weight nourishing moisturizer
I have gotten enough spf moisturizer samples to last me years so no need for me to buy any full size samples! Lol

Coupon code 30% off any purchase at purlisse.com IPSYSUMMER30

Sample Weight: 15ml (.5 oz) / Full size $55.00

Each polish contains five different chunky hand-cut glittery flakes that are guaranteed to glisten, sparkle and refract the light. The shade I receive Red Sea, a wave of energetic fuchsia-red. 
Full review with swatches to come.
Not Coupon code!?
Full size Weight: 14 ml / $8.53

Bag total: $48.42

Get your own ;) here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/17lz

Monday, June 16, 2014

TLC Vox Box Summer 2014 Influenster

TLC Vox Box
Summer 2014

Neosporin Neo To GO! $4.97 to $7.50
I have had one of these before a long time ago, I never ended up needing it but with a 6 year old off for summer brake I have a feeling I'm going to need this one. 

Breyers Gelato Indulgences $4.49 to $5.99
This product is fairly new and I have never tried it.  It looks amazing and I can wait to get to the store to pick one up to try.  Although I have a feeling I'm not going to get as much as my husband will, ice cream thief! Lol ;)

Ivory Bar Soap $3.99 for a 10 pack
Sometimes you just need the old school originals bar of soap.  
Tip: Do you have a dresser that the drawers get stick and are hard to pull out? Try rubbing a bar of soap along the groves of the dresser. It will make those drawers slide like butter.  I have done this to every dresser in my house. We even have a special bar of soap that is only used for our dressers! ;)

Now this is new, I used to sell Avon about 3 or 4 years ago and it was then that I learned that the quality of Avon is closer to high-end products then they are to there drug store pricing.  And this smoothing wrinkle cream did not let me down.

     I'm only 30-something ;) and I don't have a lot of wrinkles but I tried it out anyways.  After a full face of makeup I applied (with my finger) a small amount under my eyes and it smoothed wrinkles I didn't even realize I had!  Have you ever tried an HD powder? Well this is close to one of those it gives you a nice air brushed look with very little product.  It is worth the $30 price tag and just as a heads up if it's not on sale when you go to buy it, ask your Avon lady if there is a sale coming up (there usually is).  If not I also have a coupon code for 15% off Anew purchase of $50 with code ANEW15 (valid until 8/01/14)

Puffs To Go $.49 per single pack
Well you can't bet that price! When was the last time you bought something useful for under $.50?  Every mom and allergy sufferer should have one of these on hand at all times!

Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card FREE?
I'm not quite sure why we where getting this in a "product testing box" this item is free and as far as I can tell its just like a store loyalty car. You get a discount because you have it and remember to use it (which I never do) and I haven't even remembered to activate it yet. I'm just not very excited about this, it seem like it was a waste of space in an otherwise great VoxBox. Let me know if you know something I don't please! *I will keep you updated*

So my thoughts on this box, the bar of soap, the Neo to go and the Puffs to go are a nice extra to have on hand... not great for a box item but okay.  The ice cream and the makeup smoother make this box! They are awesome and I hope to see more items like this in the future.  But as far as the shell gas card, it probable just going to get lost in the piles of unused loyalty card. You know the ones to the places you never go so you never remember to grab them.  Plus the only ones that I keep on hand are the key ring ones. I keep them on a separate key fob that is kept in the center consoled of my car. It only leaves that spot to go into the store and then back.  Short of the long of it, even if I would use it it would need to be a key ring style.

This box total was $40.35

I received all products for testing and reviewing purposes from Influenster. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Can't Find My Czrchbook! Euro Centrale collection by OPI

     I'm so sad that none of these pictures came out. But the polish was so cute I am willing to put up a bad picture just until I can get a better picture.  This polish is from the Euro Centrale Mini collection by OPI line, in the color Can't Find My Czrchbook! with a white french tip.  I believe this is two coats plus the french tip and clear coat.  The others from this collection include Suzi's Hungary AGAIN!, You're such a budapest and OY-another polish joke! Original Haul.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Benefit's They're Real Party

Lash Bash
by Benefit & Ipsy

           A few months ago I was chosen to host a Benefit party. I was so excited and honored.  Let me start this party review by saying I am deeply sorry to Benefit and Ipsy for taking so long to post about my amazing party.  I had a death in the family that week and it really affected my schedule.  But all that aside the party was amazing.

          With all the freebies and I just had to go out and buy all sorts of cute stuff for the party!

          I was not willing to take pictures while the party was happening just to respect everyones privacy.  But I did take plenty of pictures of the products and the decorations before the party.

          I invited friends and family; Cheerse, Katlyn, Jessica, Grace, Beatriz, Emily, Rosa, Tif and my mom.  We played the games, I gave away the two brow gels as prizes.  I also informed them on allot of the products shown and answered any questions they had.  We had loads of fun talking about make up and learning new things.  The ladies favorite part where the free samples they got to take home. They couldn't believe all the stuff and a few of them even knew the brand and couldn't believe that we where all get samples! We all love Benefit and we will all be buying more all due to this party!
        A special Thanks to Benefit and Ipsy!

Full review on all products to come...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

September 2013 Birchbox (old)

September 2013 Birchbox

amika, Blow up sprat - Full size $24
What: Lightweight mist that adds lift and major shine for the perfect blowout.
How: Spray on damp hair before blow-drying. Use on dry hair to restyle or for light hold.

Racinne, Ultimate youth power eye serum - Full size $36
What:With plant stem cell technology, this conquering serum targets fine lines and dark circles.
How: After cleansing, use your ring finger to pat a pea-sized amount under eyes.

Ruffian. Nail lacquer- Fox Hunt- Full size $10
What: Vibrant orange from the fashion label's first lacquer collection. Exclusive to Birchbox!
How: Apply two coats for a glossy finish

Yes To
Blueberries cleansing facial towelettes- Full size $7.99
What: Powered by our fave superfood, these oil-free wipes purify skin without any drying effects.
How: Sweep across face for an antioxidant-rich refresh no need to rinse.

Beauty Extra
Yes To
Grapefruit CC Cream- Full size $15.99
What: Multi-tasker with naturally brightening grapefruit and SPF 18 to even out and protect skin.
How: Blend a nickel-sized amount all over clean skin.

     Sorry this is so late, I have been running so behind lately! But better late then never. Also, sorry that I can no actual review some of these product because I've been so busy I haven't even been able to try them yet.

Box Total $___

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