Sunday, December 4, 2016

PopSugar Must Have Limited Edition Winter 2016 Review

PopSugar Must Have Boxis a monthly lifestyle box, geared toward women, founded by Lisa Sugar. They send full size products and a mix of beauty, home, fitness, and other items. They guarantee a value of over $100. They also curate Special Edition boxes that are released throughout the year; they are very popular and contain luxury items. We recommend this box for anyone new to subscription services. This review is for the Limited Edition Winter 2016 Box.
Cost: $250.0
How Often: Annually
Ships To: United States via USPS and FedEx

PopSugar sent this in an extra large box, one with a magnetic closure. This box is worth saving to keep storage items in. I also like the PS stamped sticker.
The booklet describes all of the items that were included. And each item is individually wrapped in tissue paper, and feels like Christmas when opening.
The Cambridge Satchel Company, Tiny Satchel – $95. I really like this little purse. It will easily fit a cell phone, credit cards, and other items. I wasn't sure I was going to keep it, but the more I look at it the more I really like it.
Pehr Designs Charcoal Muskoka Throw – $136. This is 100% flannel. I really like this throw. It's lightweight, but it really is nice. Feels like it would keep you warm, like a flannel shirt. I'm not sure when I'll use it, but I really like it.
Louis Sherry 6-Piece Pink Truffle Collection –  $22.50. These are super fancy chocolates. Love them!!! I would never buy these, or spend this amount for 6 small pieces of chocolate, but I sure loved getting this.
Simpatico Snow Hobnail Reed Diffuser – $48. I love getting diffusers. I'm really hoping this one works better than the last one I received, This one has peppermint and warm vanilla, so this should work very well for the Holidays.
R+Co Tinsel Smoothing Oil –  $24. K loves getting hair oils, and this looks like a good one. I've never tried this one before, but it gets good reviews.
Cargo Cosmetics Around the World Eye Shadow Palette – $34. I don't wear eyeshadow, but Cargo is a good brand. It consistently has good pigment, so no doubt this one is up to quality.
 
 The approximate value is $335.74. This was a really good box, and I'm happy with everything. I love getting home items, purses, and of course the treats!
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PopSugar Must Have LE Neiman Marcus 2016 Box Review

PopSugar Must Have Boxis a monthly lifestyle box, geared toward women, founded by Lisa Sugar. They send full size products and a mix of beauty, home, fitness, and other items. They guarantee a value of over $100. They also curate Special Edition boxes that are released throughout the year; they are very popular and contain luxury items. We recommend this box for anyone new to subscription services. This review is for the Limited Edition Neiman Marcus Box.
Cost: $250.0
How Often: Annually
Ships To: United States via USPS and FedEx

 
 
I love the wrapping paper for this box, it's different than the normal tissue paper. Nice touch. Also, since it's such a clean and in-creased cut, I plan to reuse.
Neiman Marcus Gift Card – $50. This was my favorite item in the box. I like getting gift cards, especially ones that are gift card and not coupons, but especially to a nice department store.
Everything is individually wrapped, as it is with all Limited Edition boxes.
Studmuffin Desserts Bleeker Street Brittle – $30. the brittle is all-natural and gluten-free! Treats are always my favorite for Limited Edition Boxes, and this is not different. Not something I would normally pick up, but nice to have around. And the pail container is cute.
Alice + Olivia Stace Face Zip Wallet –  $198. They don't have this exact one on the website, but the others are pretty close. This is a really nice wallet, and seems to be a hit with most subscribers.
Alexis Bittar Gold Crystal Studded Spur Lace Cuff –  $195. This was one of the spoiler items. It is really pretty, but I'm not overly enthused with it. It just doesn't have the "look" of a $195 bracelet.
 
Antica Farmacista Prosecco Scented Candle –  $44. I love getting candles in boxes. Prosecco, tart satsuma citrus, and subtle floral notes of muguet balance notes of sugared black currant. A crisp scent celebrating the sparkling effervescence of prosecco and champagne. I do have to agree it smells "crisp", but it's just a little too flowery for my house.
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Kaleidoscope in Lip L’Amour –  $95. This one is for lips. We have gotten this before, although in an eyeshadow.
 
Nima Oberoi Lunares Wishbone Bookends –  $129. I believe I will be gifting these, so I did not open the pretty, which is why I have the stock photo. These are heavy, much heavier than I thought. These are really nice.
This box has a value of $741! This was a pretty good box. Although, it's unlikely I'm keeping anything other than the bracelet.
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Beauty DNA November 2016 Review

Beauty DNA - is a monthly subscription service that will send you one FULL SIZE skincare or hair care item each month, I’ve occasionally received two items. The cost is $25/month. They have a unique matching system, where you fill out your likes/dislikes profile and you shouldn’treceive items that you don't like. You will also never receive the same product twice.
Cost: $25/month
How Often: Monthly
Ships To: United States via UPS Ground

Beauty DNA always packages really well. They also send a really good info booklet that describes the item and why it is a match for you.
Biossance The Revitalizer Squalane Drops - $58. This instantly moisturizes skin, accelerates cell turover, nourishes skin, and locks in moisture. Can be used daily. Also works well on coarse areas like heels, feet and elbows, hands, cuticles, and even split ends.
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Allure Beauty Box November 2016 Review

Allure Beauty Box (formerly Sample Society) - is curated by the editors of the Allure Magazine. It promises 5 deluxe sizes “expert approved” beauty items from luxurious brands. It comes with a great info card "mini magazine" that tells you why they picked what they picked, how to use it, and why they like it.

Cost: $15/month or $165/Annually
How Often: Monthly
Ships To: United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) via UPS Ground

 First Look
Seche Premier Colour in Goddess $9.99 and Dry Fast Top Coat - $8.99. Very pretty gold color. I like how the top coat is a small mini bottle, so it's easy to toss into a travel bag.
Bulgari Omnia Crystalline - $8.25. This stuff is really popular over on MSA swaps. Notes: Nashi pear, bamboo, lotus flower, and balsa wood.
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner -$11.25. This has a really fine point, and is great for creating the cat eye look.
Red Flower Icelandic Moonflower Moisturizing Body Lotion - $4. This mostly has avocado oil, coconut oil, and aloe. Each of these ingredients helps make this a deeply moisturizing lotion.
Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack - $3. I love getting masks like these. They are easy to use, work quickly, and are generally very effective.
This months box has an approximate value of $45.48. It was a great mix of products. The nail polish is my favorite.
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Ipsy Glam Bag November 2016 Review

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Ipsy is a beauty subscription box created by Michelle Phan. They send a mix of deluxe samples and full size beauty products, and a makeup bag. You take a beauty quiz and should receive items that match your profile. This is very similar to Birchbox, and an excellent way to build up your inventory and try out different brands before investing in a full size purchase.
Cost: $10
How Often: Monthly
Ships To: United States & Canada via USPS and DH

Ipsy always ships in a pink padded envelope. I consider this a bonus because I always use it! This months makeup bag is cute, and seems a little thicker than they normally send.
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Elemis -  .5 oz - $38.50. This cream smooth's, firms, and  hydrates. This is said to work in 15 days.
Doucce Freematic Blush  in #49 Zen Orange - $. This is said to be a universally flattering coral shade. I still can't make it work though. I do love this brand. Oil-free formula won’t fade or smudge throughout the day.
theBalm Mad Lash Black Mascara – 2.5 ml - $5.60. I've never heard of this mascara, but I do like getting new mascaras to try. This is good for volume. This brand has the cutest packaging. The full size version really shows that, if you want to click the link.
Model Co Contour Stick - $9.  This is an Australian brand, that does very well here in the states. All ModelCo products now have the vegan certification which means they are cruelty free and also free from any animal ingredient or animal derived ingredients.
Tarte Cosmetics Maracuja Oil 7ml - $7. This oil is fabulous. I've already put it aside for K because she loves it so much.
That's it for the November Ipsy Glam Bag.
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