Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 2014 BoxyCharm: America The Beautiful!

This is my 2nd Boxycharm box. Last month's June box is what sealed the deal for me on making me subscribe! For $21 a month, you definitely get your money's worth. This box alone retail values for $128! The even better thing for me personally is the fact that out of the 5 FULL SIZE products/brands, 4 of the brands were new to me! I LOVE learning about new brands of cosmetics and beauty products. That's a huge reason why I subscribe to beauty box subscriptions, because there are tons and tons of companies out there that i have no idea exists.

The contents:
Bellapierre Natural Lip Liner:
I was the least excited about this product. I'm just not a fan of brown lip liner, and it didn't really glide on well when I tested it on my hand.

Appeal Cosmetics Luxurious Lipstick in Kitten:
This is my second Appeal Cosmetics lipstick ever and also not a huge fan of the shade. I don't care for a frost finish type of color, so this just didn't do it for me. I couldn't really see myself wearing it.

Pur-lisse Pur-Protect SPF 30 Moisturizer:

I can't believe this stuff is $55! I am a slacker when it comes to moisturizers in the Summer, but this will be great for the Winter when I use this type of product the most because of my dry skin. I have gotten Pur-lisse products in the past but off the top of my head I couldn't recall what
exactly they were. Never had an issue with them, just normally would never pay $55 for a moisturizer.

Bellapierre Shimmer Powder in Harmony:
Love this color! I love golds in general so this was my favorite product from the box! Love that it's 100% hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types. I am hoping to test this out soon and see how it handles oily skin and Summer humidity!

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in Rodeo Drive:
Beautiful red, excited to try a new nail polish brand! Looks great with just one coat! ;)

Overall, a decent box. I think after June's awesome box, it was going to be hard to top that. I'm a bit over Pur-lisse products because I seem to get them in tons of beauty boxes in the past. And, some of the colors of the products I received weren't my style!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One Direction Reader Giveaway! Win Makeup!

Attention all One Direction fans! (Or makeup fans in general!)

Super excited to share more information on One Direction's "Looks Collection" makeup line that's hitting stores in August 2014!

This new prestige makeup line by One Direction is to be fun, bold and tad bit mischievous, that features vivid shades, premium formulas and chic, collectible packaging and components. The Looks Collection will come in 3 different Limited Edition tins: Midnight Memories, Up All Night & Take Me Home.

US Release Dates:
Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores - August 25th
Dillards - August 25th
Beauty Brands - August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

**International release dates TBD.

Soon, I will be reviewing one of these collections and sharing with everyone before it hits stores so keep your eyes peeled! I'm so excited that I'll be able to get a sneak peak of this new makeup line and hopefully you can win one yourself, by entering the giveaway down below! 50 winners so awesome chances! Good luck! :)

Also, be sure you "Like" them on Facebook here: Makeup by One Direction

This post was powered by Brandbacker. I will be receiving a sample of this product, but in no way does it effect my honest opinion on the product.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Lip Monthly Box

I know I don't need any more lip products in my life, but sometimes that means nothing when you are debating about trying a new beauty subscription, and it makes it even harder to decide when you get a a $5 off coupon! This subscription box is normally $10 a month but I ended up paying only $5 so I HAD to try it! It's a box of EVERYTHING lips, however, they do seem to send one non-lip product! Here's what was inside this months:

I think the box that they include is super cute, but can only really hold about 2 smaller lip products, most products were outside of the box in the envelope. I don't know why you need to know this, but I guess, I suggest maybe they look into a bigger box, because it's almost like, What's the point? But it is really cute with the design! To me, these all seem full-size lip products! The John Freida product is a hair product I always need on hand, especially during Summer. 

My absolute favorite product from the entire box was the City Color Lip Lush Crayon! I'm really into dark colors, even now in Summer, and I think this is my first purple color and I LOVE IT. I was surprised to find that it retails for $2.99 so something that is affordable! 

My least favorite product from the box was the Revlon Colorburst lip gloss. Not a fan of the color or
formula. It was too sticky for my liking.

I was really excited to see an Appeal Cosmetics lipstick in this box, and I know I have one coming in my Boxycharm box, and I always love a good red, but for some reason this shade didn't work for me as much as I thought! At least not on the first impression!

And the last product, the Lip Balm by City Color had a retail value of $2.99 was something I am on the fence on. I may need to use it more to get a full feel. At first impression though, I didn't care for the color, but liked how it felt on my lips!

Overall, this was a great box for paying just $5. However, I don't think I will be continuing it. I LOVE lip products, but I can't spend a whole lot on beauty subscriptions right now. They just aren't in the family budget.  It had a retail value of over $35!

Use Code "SUMMERLIPS" to get your 1st Box for $6.99!

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