Ipsy Review ~ May 2014

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Ipsy is a Subscription company that sends you about 4-5 Sample items and a makeup bag every month for just 10$ +tax.

what I love about this particular company is that you take a detailed quiz so they can customize your bag! Everyone gets something different and Its a Surprise until you receive your Glam bag.

As an Ipsy subscriber you get a discount on all the products they send out that month . Ill be Including the discount they offer in the description of each item.

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Hang Ten Classic sport SPF 50  1 fl oz

Value $2.20

Discount: Receive 25% off your purchase

This product protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays and is Oxybenzone Free, Paraben Free, Retinyl Palmitate Free, Non-Greasy, Non-Nano, Synthetic Fragrance Free. It has 80 min of water proof protection and after trying it today I found it to be very lightweight. This is one of the few products I’ve found on Ipsy that I’m really excited to repurchase! It smells like your typical sunscreen but I think it may have a hint of coconut. This is a definite repurchase!

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Pur~lisse Hydra-balance moisturizer .5 oz

Value $14

Discount: Receive 30% off any purchase

The full size product is a bit expensive at $55 for only 1.7 oz. It has no harmful chemicals and it contains soy protein, white tea, Lupine Peptides, Blue Lotus Flower, vitamin E . This moisturizer absorbs almost instantly and has almost no scent. I do like it but so far it doesn’t seem worth $55.

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Crown Brush Pro Blending Fluff Brush

Value $5.49

This brush is a bit rough but I kind of like it. It gets the job done and thats all I need.

Pacifica Eyeshadow Duo 

Value $4

Discount: Receive 25% off any purchase

I was so excited to try a pacifica eyeshadows but they let me down. The white side is shimmery with small specks of glitter and the purple, grayish side has almost no pigment at all. I rubbed the purple side with my finger and the color was still faint. This eyeshadow duo was specifically made for Ipsy subbies

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Nailtini  nail polish

Color: Champagne 

Value $13

Discount:Receive 50% off any purchase of $12 or more + free eyeliner

I haven’t tried it yet but I love this penny color.  All of Nailtini nail polishes are themed after cocktails {so cute} Nailtini is 4-free and vegan. They even have a subscription box service of there own which costs $25 a month.


 

This months bag had a total value of $38.69.  I liked my bag this month and although it didnt have anything too exciting I did love it all. This is the one subscription I know I will have for a long time. It never disappoints!

Depending on the quiz you took you could have received a variation of these products:Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask,Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Elusive,Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer,Avène Thermal Spring Water,Balanced Guru No Frizz Organic Sesame and Lemongrass Balancing Oil,Bare Foot Spa Professional Exfoliating Polish, Boo-Boo Cover-Up Cover-up: Medium Shade, Calvin Klein endless euphoria,Coastal Scents Classic Blender Crease Natural,derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub,Eva NYC Mane Tamer Leave in Cream,Eva NYC Rock-a-Wave Curl Cream,Hey Honey Take It Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask,Jersey Shore Sun sans Tan Anti-aging,  Sunscreen, La Fresh Travel Lite Face Cleansing Wipes,Lulu Blossom Dreamsicle Body Balm,Mee Beauty Bee Nourished Night Cream,Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer (Adios),Olive Natural Beauty The Olive Lip Balm, SWISSCO
Electroplated Eyelash Curler, and Crown Brush Chisel Shader.

Thank you for reading!

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Naturebox review ~ March 2014

marNature box is a subscription service that sends you healthy snacks every month. You can either choose the snacks from there very large menu or you can be surprised. I think this is a very good deal compared to whole foods prices!

There are 3 Boxes to choose from.

  • Nature box deluxe ~ $19.95 Comes with 5 full snack bags {you choose from the dozens of different snacks they have}
  • Happy Snacker ~ $29.95 Comes with 10 Full sized snack bags{5 different snacks/ 2 of each snack=10 snacks total} This is the one I ordered.
  • Smart Snacker ~ $49.95 Comes with 20 Full sized Snack bags {5 different snacks/4 packages of each snack =20 snacks}mar1

Whole wheat Apple Fig bars

This month I chose all my snacks but at the last minute they sold out of Taj mahal so they sent me a random snack. They sent me Whole wheat Apple Fig bars which I hate so I’m a little disappointed this month.

These taste like your typical fig bar nothing special. If you don’t know what a fig bar tastes like its a light/soft whole wheat cookie-ish outside with a apple fig jelly inside. They come individually wrapped perfect for lunch and on the go snacking. These are  good but I wouldn’t order them again for the fact that I’m paying $6 for plain old fig bars.

Serving size: 1 bar Calories:130

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Sriracha roasted Cashews

Next are these Sriracha roasted Cashews and as you know from my other Sriracha review I’m a big fan. These are really delicious cashews and they are obviously spicy. When you first try them they just taste like salted, slightly sriracha flavored cashews and the heat is more of an after taste. I would reorder these!

Serving size:1/4 cup Calories:150
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Honey Crunch Crisps

I expected these Honey Crunch Crisps to be sweet because they are honey but they don’t taste very sweet at all. They are very similar to the everything bagel stix from my last Naturebox review but plain with the slightest honey flavor. They taste very similar to Fritos chips but without all the unhealthiness and Just like the Bagel stix these are also very filling.

Serving size:1/4 cup Calories:160
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Pistachio power clusters

I had to try the Pistachio power clusters  because I love Pistachios! These taste Almost exactly like the Cashew power clusters From my last box…they just taste like a handful of nuts. 🙂

Also compared to my other snacks this bag was a lot smaller.

Serving size:1/4 cup Calories: 150

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Citrus Chipotle Chickpeas

The Citrus Chipotle Chickpeas are very interesting. I was expecting a spicy lemon flavor but these taste like lightly salted chickpeas and they taste Exactly like Chipotle Chili Sauce! If your a fan of Chipotle sauce then you will Love these.

Serving Size:1/3 cup Calories:130

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This months Naturebox was a bit Dissapointing because I didn’t get Taj mahal Snack mix. They should have emailed me so I could have chosen a new item.

Update: Naturebox actually took the time to read my review! They offered to give me a new snack or credit for new snack. I don’t think any store or subscription service has ever done anything like this to make sure there customers are happy! Thank you Naturebox!

I Still love this box though and I think this is especially good if you are starting a diet. I love to eat while watching tv or when I’m bored and for some reason when I eat these snacks they make me feel so full I don’t even want to reach for anything else!

If you want to sign up you can use this link and get 50% off your first box so you can get all the snacks I got for $15 or you can get 5 snacks for $10.

http://fbuy.me/E60G

Thank you for reading!

Birchbox Review ~ February 2014

Birchbox is a Subscription service similar to Ipsy. You pay $10 every month and they are supposed to send deluxe samples. You can Click this link if your interested in signing up.

What I didn’t realize is your supposed to fill out your profile on there website. When I signed up it didn’t let me know and I think thats why my box arrived so empty.

birI read a lot of bad reviews on birch box but I still Gave them the benefit of the doubt.

I opened my box and was not Impressed. {I was Actually kind of sad}

I feel like these little samples are not worth $10. I could get these free with an online order from sephora they are so small!

I don’t have a close up picture of the Harvey Prince hello perfume because I’m Allergic to strong fragrances and this one was Horrible. I had to throw it out. 😦
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This is a quarter size amount of an Anti aging serum by Skin & co.
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They included two tea bags. White Vanilla Grapefruit and classic flavors.bir5
This was probably The best thing in the box and its about the size of my Thumb. In my Ipsy box I received a Full size nail polish so this was extremely disappointing.
bir6This is also something worth trying but it still doesn’t save this box. Its a oil for your hair and it says it protects it from UV rays and heat keeping it healthy and shiny. Its also a quarter size.birchr

I thought this box might be a little disappointing but compared to other boxes it seems like I got the left over crumbs. The only Reason Im Keeping my Subscription is because Im hoping Next Month they will Redeem themselves.

Thank you for reading!

Ill Be Posting my graze review soon!

NatureBox Review ~ February 2014

I decided to try NatureBox this month because my first box was 50% off and I’m a sucker for a good deal.

I don’t eat very healthy and I’m just going to say it … I’m kinda cheap. I never thought I would end up sticking with the subscription to NatureBox but After My first box I became hooked!

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There are 3 Boxes to choose from.

  • Nature box deluxe~ $19.95 Comes with 5 full snack bags {you choose from the dozens of different snacks they have}
  • Happy Snacker~ $29.95 Comes with 10 Full sized snack bags{5 different snacks/ 2 of each snack=10 snacks total} This is the one I ordered.
  • Smart Snacker ~ $49.95 Comes with 20 Full sized Snack bags {5 different snacks/4 packages of each snack =20 snacks}

My box came with 11 packages of snacks but I ate 2 as soon as it arrived! {so they aren’t in the picture but they were duplicates anyway}

Lets Start with my bonus snack! They included a extra surprise snack … isn’t that nice.

My bonus snack was the Everything bagel stix. These are a vegan sesame stick with poppy seeds, garlic and onions.

These are garlic and onion flavored cracker stick. They are very crunchy, filling and pretty good when your craving a savory snack.

Serving size:1/3 cup Cal:170

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I also chose the Dried California Peaches because they were on the NatureBox favorite list.

They are Obviously dehydrated peaches. I didn’t care for them {they smell so awful} and wouldn’t order them again.

Serving size:5 peaches cal:100

natureboxI had to order The Chipotle Maple almonds because they are so weird!

I think these are a really good deal considering that your paying only about $3 per snack and at my local sprouts flavored almonds are $13 a LB.

These are my Favorite because they taste like sweet maple and then POW! the spicy chipotle kicks in. 🙂

Serving size:1/4 cup cal:170

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Pear Praline crunch is a sweet pear flavored mixture of pecans and cashews. They taste Like diet sweetener so it takes a little time to get used to them. I think without the pear flavor these would taste better. I gave these away and I won’t be ordering these again either.

Serving size:1/4 cup cal: 160

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These just taste like a cashew power bar with a hint of sugar. Yummy!

Serving Size:1/4 cup Cal:150

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Dried Granny Smith Apples

These are So delicious!! They are sweet, tart and taste exactly like an apple. Unlike dried bananas and peaches these are still refreshingly delectable. They are almost like chips but a little chewy {in a good way}

I could easily polish these off 10 min…. who am I kidding 5

Serving size: 10 rings Cal:100
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I no longer reach for chips and candy because I have these snacks now! Hopefully soon Ill combine Healthy eating with exercise and lose a little weight. {This is a good start}

Thank you for reading and if your interesting in Signing up use this link and you will get 50% off your first box too!

http://fbuy.me/E60G

Do you have a NatureBox subscription? Which one is your favorite snack?

Ipsy Review ~ January 2014

This will be my First month getting Ipsy and I was really excited to receive my first bag! Just in case you don’t know what Ipsy is, its a Subscription company that sends you about 5 cosmetic items and a makeup bag every month for just 10$ +tax.

what I love about this particular company is that you take a detailed quiz so they can customize your bag! Everyone gets something different and Its a Surprise until you receive your Glam bag.

Ill be showing you what came is my bag for January 2014!!

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I liked december bag better!

First item is the professional by benefit !

I received 3.0ml

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Minimizes pores!

Makeup cleansing tissues from absolute!

I received 10 tissues

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Pomegranate!

Yaby natural finish liquid foundation (oil free)

I received .272 fl oz

my color exactly {Buff}!

my color exactly {Buff}!

(malin+goetz) mojito lip balm

I received .35 oz

THIS IS FULL SIZE (12$)

Mojito!

Mojito!

Balanced Guru Body balm in Tangy organic sweet cocoa

smells like sweet lemon!

smells like sweet lemon!

Im very happy with my first bag and I think it was really worth it!

Ive already used everything once and I’ve only had it for a couple of days. Its a really good way to try new things!!

If you want to sign up use my link and I get points!! 

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