Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Beauty Test Tube - Promo Code

I just signed up for my first ever New Beauty Test Tube.  Here is what it looks like:



This kit costs $29.95 with shipping close to $9.  I used the promo code TENOFF which took $10 off of the total, basically making the shipping free.  I absolutely LOVE Moroccanoil hair products, so the frizz serum was enough to make the kit worth it to me.  The last Morrocanoil product was full size, so we are hoping that this one will be as well.  Here is a break down of what you will receive (sizes are unknown):

  1. NeoStrata® Skin Active Exfoliating Wash, Cellular Restoration and Intensive Eye Therapy
  2. Mally® Evercolor Shadow Stick
  3. Moroccanoil® Frizz Control
  4. Olay® Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex
  5. ybf Eye Liner
  6. Memoire Liquide Soliel Liquide Fragrance and Fleur Liquid Body Cream
  7. Perlier & Elariia
  8. SkinCeuticals®
  9. dr. brandt® signature BB Cream with Flexitone 

I will be posting pictures as soon as this arrives!  If you sign up for one, please let me know!

Beauty Bar Stackable Promo Codes

I may be a little late in getting this to you as the one of the codes expire tonight, but I have to share with you in case this works in the future.  Each month you will receive a code for $15 off of a $50 purchase at BeautyBar.com when you purchase one of the items from the Sample Society box that month.  Tonight I found out that those codes are sometimes stackable.  Just in case anyone is up late and interested, I will share the 2 codes that you can use through the end of the night tonight:

BBSOCIETYMAR and BBSPRING

Each of these codes take $15 off of your total.  I ordered the Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Creme, Lorac liquid liner, and a Lavanila lip gloss.  The total was $50.50, but with the coupons I only paid $20.50.  Not only did I get an amazing deal, shipping is free and I got to pick 3 samples with my order.  Can we say super stoked? ;)  I hope someone is up and able to read this so that you can reap the benefits as well.  If not, I am sure there will be more instances like this in the future, so I will be on the lookout for them and share them with you!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Beauty Box 5 - March

It seems as though Beauty Box 5 is really stepping up to the plate!  I am super impressed with this month's box and have decided to sign up for a yearly subscription.  Here is what I received (my camera was dying, so I was rushing like a mad woman to get these photos taken, so please ignore the poor quality!):



Lavera Mango Milk Care Treatment 
Value $3.12
This is a deep conditioning treatment for your hair.  I can never get enough of these!  This is a really nice sized packet as well.  It is even a vegan product!  My cousin would be proud of me ;)

Becca Eye Tint in Pewter
FULL SIZE
Value $24
Note: The cost is not posted on the website, but this is the value according to Google.
A little of this goes a LOOOOONG way!  It came out super fast when I opened it to check out the color and I kind of made a mess because I applied too much.  I also recommend applying this with a brush because it tends to get everywhere.  Also, my fingers seemed to push the color around and it began to look uneven.  It is a liquid like substance, so make sure to use an appropriate brush.



Lavera Eyeliner
FULL SIZE (Yes, that is 2 full size products thus far)
Value $10.80

This is a wooden pencil, and although I prefer automatic, I really liked this liner.  It is a pretty color and glides on smoothly.  

Pur-Lisse Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser and Makeup Remover
Value $10.93
Again, this is a very nice sized product.  I wanted to be able to tell you it smelled nice, but right now I am so congested that I honestly couldn't tell you :(
I am picky when it comes to cleanser because it has to a) foam up and b) remove all makeup.  I will be trying this out soon to let you know what I think.  I have been seeing a lot of this brand here lately, but this product is new to me.

Freeman Facial Anti-Stress Mask
FULL SIZE (Packet)
Value $3.99
As I am with cleansers, I am picky with face masks.  I despised the one I received in a previous MyGlam bag, but I think I will still give this one a try because I do like other Freeman products.  Also, I love dead sea mineral products, so I will be saying this for a spa-at-home day.


 My Box

Exciting for me, but sad for you, I have no products that I am willing to swap or give away from this box.  Maybe next time, ladies! ;)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chic Stix Review

I know I should probably be going to bed, but I could not wait until tomorrow to share this review.  I just used my Chic Stix Shave Stick and am thrilled with it!

Pros

  • Smells heavenly!
  • Easy to use
  • Convenient 
  • No mess
  • Great for shaving underarms!
Cons
  • Can be difficult to see
  • May be expensive to some

When I first used the product, it was completely transparent.  The more I used it, a slight white hue showed up.  I am not sure if my legs were too dry at first or if I wasn't using enough product, but it didn't take long to notice a difference.  I will definitely be using this product when I have to travel.  I hate packing shaving cream because it takes up too much space, I fear that it will leak, and it is a mess if it gets too hot.  My favorite part (besides the smell and the oh-so-cute packaging) is that it is completely mess free.  I hate when I apply shaving cream and have to rinse my hands 15 times (yes, that was an exaggeration, but you get my point) and shaving cream ends up everywhere.  Not once did I have to rinse my hands and my shave was so much quicker!  My legs are also pretty sensitive and this product left them feeling super smooth with no irritation or itching.  Some people may argue that $9 is too steep, but I will definitely be picking up a few of these at my discounted member rate of $7.20!  Also, there is free shipping on all orders.



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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Look Bag- March

I just received my newest box and I am so glad I paid for the year subscription! If you love The Look Bag as much as I do, you can sign up here! This subscription is only $10 per month!

The only disappointment is that I was under the assumption that the products came in a makeup bag because according to the site, "Every month, you will receive your reusable look bag filled with carefully selected beauty samples."   The bag it came in was one of those see through drawstring bags that sample packets come in.  I plan to call the company tomorrow to get clarification about this.

Here is the description from the website:

If you would like to receive 5 different luxury product samples from high-end brands every month, then click on Subscribe Now to register and receive your first LookBag. Complete your personal beauty profile to helpCelebrity Beauty Therapist and Eyebrow King Damone Roberts select products especially for you.   Your LookBag will be sent directly to your door every month and allow you to test out new beauty samples in the comfort of your own home. TheLookBag will be sent to you in the 1st two weeks of every month. In addition to the beauty samples, TheLookBag contains product information and styling tips and tricks. The Magazine tab on TheLookBag.com features exciting articles and videos on how to use the products in your LookBag.  Try them out in the comfort of your own home and on your own time. You can find more information and order a full-size version by shopping at THELOOKSTORE.com. You are also able to provide us with product feedback, which helps us improve the content of your next LookBag. Go ahead and feel free to blog and vlog about how much you love it.

The Insert Cards


                        

Shea Terra Rose Hips Black Soap
Value $4.50
I had received this same sample through Beauty Army in January.  I was not at all disappointed in receiving a second.  I love this product and have been using it sparingly, so I am glad to have another bottle.  

Cattiva Cosmetics - Dolce Diva Lip Liner
Full Size
Value $20
I LOVE this color and that it is a full size product.
 
                                                    

ChicStix - Sweet Mango
Full Size
Value $9.00
This is the neatest product I have seen in a while!  It looks like a deodorant, but it is a shaving "cream."  I cannot wait to try this out and review!

 Dr DC Placenta Wash Powder packet
Value $?
The website does not list the size of the full bottle, so I cannot give it a value.  It is a small sample, and the full size is $65.
First of all, I HATE the name of this.  Since my name is Jacinta, it rhymes with placenta and I have been teased for years.  Not only that, but HELLO!!!  Placenta is gross!  Not really looking forward to putting this on my face.  It is a powder that you mix together with water like the Dermalogica.  I haven't yet decided if I will be brave enough to try this out.  Pretty packaging, though!


Frownies Facial Patches and Gentle Lifts
Value$?
I am honestly not sure of the value of this either.  There are two different products that are sold separately.  The full size patches are $19.95 and include 144 patches, which is a 4-8 week supply.  The lifts are $34.95, but it does not state how many are included in the box.  I am sure I could research to find the value, but honestly, I am too worn out at the moment to take the time (I just came home from a field trip to DC that I planned for 75 kids and 13 adults.  My brain is fried!  Haha).
I am curious how this really works, so when I have the time to try them out, I will let you know what I think ;)



FREE Full Size Nick Chavez Products!!

Just pay shipping!
Hurry, they are going fast.  There were 5 products, when I placed my order, they were down to two.  I paid less than $10 for shipping!  Can't beat that!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

https://store.nickchavezbeverlyhills.com/shop-by-category/sale?limit=all

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beauty Army March- Value $81.33

I just received my March Beauty Army box!  I am excited to share what I received with you, although I was not as impressed with this month's choices as those in the past.  The problem with Beauty Army is that once you have chosen so many products, the choices seem to get limited.  It appears as though what is left over are the products that you did not choose in the past, and usually they are not chosen for a reason.  The company has stated that they are expecting new products, so I am hoping to see some more options soon!!  


CellCeuticals Biomedical Skin Treatment .33 oz
Value $7.43
(No Review- I plan to trade or use this item as a giveaway)

Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil .25 oz
Value $6
I will more than likely be giving this to my "future mother-in-law," so if she tells me what she thinks about it, I will be sharing with you.

Cover FX Eye Prep .16 oz
Value $10.27
I already had this product, but I LOVE it!  It works great and my shadow lasts all day!

BeFine Night Cream .5 oz
Value $8.82
This is another sample I already own.  It was ok, but nothing I was too excited about.  I love the Befine exfoliator (I purchased the full size on Birchbox), but other than that I am not really sold on the brand.  Lots of girls love it, it's just really not for me.

MyFace Cosmetics Blingtone Eyeshadow in Diamonds & Pearls (Full Size)
Value $20
PLEASE NOTE *I will not be including this product in my total value.  This product was added because the  Blingtone in my last box was damaged in shipping.  Although I appreciate the replacement, I do not feel that the value should be added to this box as it was an additional product whose value I included in my last box.


SunFX Summer's Secret 2.2 oz
Value $9.75
This product is a gradual self tanner, therefore I will not be able to give an accurate review until later.

 Babor Argan Cream .5 oz
Value $39.06
This cream was very moisturizing and came packaged VERY well.  The box was wrapped in cellophane,  then the jar had a gold seal.  Even the jar had a nice quality.  I seriously doubt I would purchase this product (HELLO, $125!!!!!), but it was a nice sample to receive.  
P.S. They are out of stock at the moment.  I guess it is more popular than I thought!
 


My Kit!
Value $81.33


Dermstore Purchase

The perk I forgot about Dermstore?  The shipping facility is located in Louisville, KY, which is only an hour away from me.  What does that mean?  The order shipped yesterday and was in my mailbox TODAY!  Super exciting!  Anyway, here are the products that I received for only $29.66 which includes shipping and taxes (shipping was free).  I scored this awesome deal with the promo code I received in my MyGlam bag.

My Order
Beauty Bag (pictured in the back) $15
This bag is very durable and holds LOTS of makeup.  I have the same bag under my bathroom sink storing makeup I don't use a lot but do not have the heart to get rid of yet.  I lucked out and grabbed this bag on sale for only $3.99.

Beauty Blender $24.99
You all know how I feel about this product- no review needed!
If you must, you can read my previous posts on this product.

Free Sample Packets
(Free samples with every order, I believe)

Tarte LipSurgence in Hope $24
I love this line!  I received the moisturizing LipSurgence in my March Birchbox, but wanted to try out the matte lipstain as well.  I have actually tried this product on at Ulta and almost purchased it last month.  I am glad I waited, because this little buddy was practically free!
This product goes on a little heavy, which I am assuming is why it is so long lasting.  After wearing it for a few minutes, it begins to feel more natural though.  I have worn it while eating a snack and drinking a Coke Zero and it is still holding up like a champ!  Plus it is a very pretty, flattering color.  Love it!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I Got $297.99 Worth of Products for Only $19.99 - You Can Too!

I signed up for a box last night that I just HAVE to share with you.  After reading about it, I am so sure that you will join!  If you are interested, send me your email address first so I can refer you and give you the code to get this kit for only $19.99.  If I can get 5 people to join, I get a free box!  If you join through the email I send you, I will let you pick a sample of your choice from me for FREE!  I will send you the list of what I have available after you join.

Beauty Fix
This is a subscription service that comes out quarterly and allows you to choose 8 products from an extensive list of choices.  You will also get a free makeup bag when you order.  I had ordered this a few years ago, but cancelled because it was too expensive for me to keep up with back then.  With the coupon code I will provide you with, you can get your first box for only $19.99 before March 14th.  I will have another coupon code worth over $10 for you for the spring kit that opens March 15th if you are already a member.  So if you want to benefit from both codes, you need to email me quickly! You can cancel anytime.

(FYI- The kit is normally $49.99 a month- still a great deal!)

Here is What I Chose for $19.99 = Total Value $297.99

Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray 4oz
Value $29




 FREE Make Up Bag

 iQ Clear Remedy Hydrating Lotion 3.4oz
Value $40


 Kronos K-Charge Discovery Kit 4 piece
Value $55

 Nick Chavez Angel Drops 2oz
Value $19

LaRocca Skincare C-Gold Reparative Primer 1oz
Value $90


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel 6.76oz
Value $22


Glytone Acne Self-Foaming Cleanser 3.4oz
Value $39 


Batiste Dry Shampoo Original 1.6 oz
Value $3.99


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Beauty Bar Sample Society is HERE! Value- $100.94

YES, THAT DID SAY VALUED AT OVER $100!!!

This is my newest subscription service.  This box costs $15, but if the first box is any indication of the quality of future boxes, it is certainly worth the price!  As you can tell, I am very impressed with this company!

MY BOX

 Gorgeous Logo

Very High Quality Insert
I love the booklet versus the typical card

Each month you get a gift code for $15 off of a $50 purchase if you buy one of the products from the box.
Therefore, if you like the product and intend to place a qualifying order, your box is essentially free!

The Contents

Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream
Value $9.00
Hello Gorgeous Hair!
I cannot wait to use this and post a review.

REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask
Value $16.27

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Value $6.92
This is the product I had to trade for because I was so upset
I didn't receive it when it was featured in Birchbox
so now I have two! :)

Oscar de la Renta Perfume
Value $48.75
WOW!  What a deal!  The bad- it smells a bit like "old lady." 
The good- Rollerball & it's not a horrible old lady smell ;)


Skyn Iceland Relief Eye Pen
FULL SIZE PRODUCT
Value $20.00



MY TAKE
First impressions really do matter, and this company has me HOOKED!  We are talking DELUXE sized, high quality products here!  If you have $15 to spare each month, you should DEFINITELY consider subscribing!  I am really at a loss of words, so take every word you know with a positive connotation and apply it to Sample Society!  $100.  Enough said.