Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Beauty DNA - November 2014 Review

This month Beauty DNA sent me a Bonus item this month. I'm not too sure why, but I'm guessing it's because my item was of lower value. Whatever the reason, it was a nice surprise. If you aren't familiar with Beauty DNA, for $25/month, they match you with a full size item. It's generally a luxury brand or higher value item. They also send you a card each month to let you know why they picked what they did. You fill out a profile of your preferences. They guarantee you will never get the same item twice and you will never get the same type of item more than once a year (e.g. shampoo, face wash).
This bonus item was Supersmile Professional Whitening System 36 - $ and 45-Degree Angled Toothbrush - $12.99. It even included a toothbrush.

My match this month was Key West Aloe Key Lime Salt Scrub - $23. It smells wonderful! I'm not really in need of this product, because I'm still using Apple Blossom & Kumquat that I got from Total Beauty. But I'll be keeping this stuff for when I'm ready for it.

This wasn't my favorite month, but I'm not disappointed either. Beauty DNA continues to match me with products I can actually use, and I have not received any products that I have on my no match list, such as flower or perfume smells. They have been so good at it that I really look forward to getting my match each month.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

PopSugar Must Have Box Corporate Gift Box Announcement

PopSugar Must Have Corporate Gift Box

PopSugar just announced the Corporate Gift Box for him or her. I really want this! Unfortunately, you must order a minimum of 10 boxes, and they are $39 each, with a $104 value. I'm unable to order that many boxes so I won't be able to get this one. Order by December 8th for delivery by December 16th. 







I love everything in this box. Maybe if it doesn't sell out they would offer to the rest of us. What do you think of this box?


Bodycomfort Heat Pads Review

I recently picked these bodycomfort heat packs up at a store demo. My neck/shoulders/back were really hurting that day, and I actually had the disposable heat pads in my cart. I didn't even wait for the spunky sales girl to finish the demo, I just said I'll take it! I paid $55 and got the following heat packs:
  • 2 Hand
  • 2 Feet
  • 2 Pocket Packs
  • 1 Extra Wide Back 
  • 1 Neck shoulders
I tried to show the picture with all of them laid out. I don't know how well you can see it, with it being clear plastic, but maybe the shapes show? The closest package online is $95 and does not include everything I received.
These are a different kind of heat pad. There is a little metal disc inside, and you press on it until it snaps. This sets off a reaction of heat, and it quickly spreads throughout the rest of the pack. I do not pretend to understand this.

It's supposed to last an hour, it lasts much longer. I'm loving it, so easy to use. The downside is "resetting" it. You are supposed to add to boiling water. I got my crockpot out for this, as I didn't really have anything else big enough. I had used the neck heatpack, which is the largest one, and the one I'm likely to use most often. It did not quite fit into the slow cooker, so I had to wait until it fully melted in the middle, and then squish the rest of it into it. It took much longer than I imagined it would.

I received the unsecented versions, but they do have scents like lavender and mint in their online store.

I made sure to wrap it in a towel first, to ensure the plastic did not stick to any edges.When I first took it out, it was warm, but then quickly became solid again. You really have to wrap it up in a towel to keep it from returning to solid before it cools. It will be much easier to reset the smaller packs, because they will easily fit into a pan and return to their liquid state. So far, I'm really happy with this purchase.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Macy's Beauty Haul - November 2014

Picked up a couple of my favorite beauty items at Macy's recently.
Benefit Porefessional and Fakeup Concealor Value Set - $31 You can use Porefessional either over or under makeup. This has a slight tint, however it applies fairly translucent. A little goes a long ways, so I was excited to get the full size version. You only need to use on problem areas, such as T-zone.
Too Faced Better than Sex mascara - $23 for the same price, This set included the travel size as well as the full size version. This mascara quickly became one of my favs, after I received a sample in a sub box earlier this year. It really does lengthen and adds volume. I can use it and not even feel like a need a primer first. Love the want.
  benefit Triple Performing Facial Emulsion  $32 - This box is so super cute! This facial mist is refreshing and work great, and I love how cute the benefit brand packaging is. Looks cute on my bathroom counter.
 Shiseido Power Infusing Concentrate - Full size is $95. I got this bonus sample free. I''ve received this sample size before, and I absolutely love it. I keep it handy and use it often.
 benefit Lollitint lip and cheek stain- $30. I also got this as a bonus sample. I have yet to try.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birchbox November 2014 Review

**This post contains referral links**
BirchBox is $10 + tax each month. You get 5 products each month, both sample size and luxury sample. I have discovered many new brands from them. They are one of the original subscription boxes and a true inspiration. They also do monthly videos and it's quite obvious they work very well together, and have fun doing it!
This months box was wrapped up in this advertisement for HIV awareness. Burchbox has teamed up with Red for AIDS awareness. All subscribers are being asked to photograph their red Birchbox and share it on social media with the hashtag #shaRED. Each time a photo is uploaded with the hashtag, Birchbox will donat $1 to the organization.
Amika Nourishing Mask Sea Buckhorn Berry - I thought this was a face mask, but it's not, it's a hair mask. I never heard of this brand, but I'll try it.
the Balm Cosmetics Ciney-Lou Manizer - This is a highlighter, shimmer, shadow. I have gotten Balm Cosmetics items before, and I LOVE their packaging. Seriously, does it get any cuter?? LOVE.
Cuppa Cuppa Tea Tree Mask - This was the item I got to pick this month. It's a clay mask. Leave on for 8 minutes. I wish it was bigger, but I think this will be a one use item.
Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy body lotion relaxing sea fennel - The fragrance is not too bad, smells refreshing. Like a cucumber.
Cynthia Rowley Creamy LipStain in Heartthrob - I love the color, this is perfect for me. I was just almost out of my other teeny tiny lip gloss, which I like to have in my smallest going out purse, so this is good timing for NYE.
Dang Coconut Chips -  It's a snack, so naturally I've already opened and started working on it. It's exactly like it sounds. Crunches like chips, and tasts like coconut. I imagine this would be a good topping on a salad or a sundae.
ThirdLove Thong 3 pack - This was my upgrade item. I've had this brand before and they are super stretchy.  
If you are interested in BirchBox, send us an email and we will send you a referral. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Allure Winter Beauty Box on Sale November 25 2014

The Allure Beauty Box will go on sale November 25, 2014, at 12:00EST. That means 9:00am sharp for us West Coasters. $5 from each purchase will be donated to the Melanoma Research Alliance. These boxes tend to sell out fast, approx.15 minutes, so if you want one you must be prompt! The cost is $44.95 + shipping, and will be over $250 value. We have the complete reveal here, so you can know what's in it before committing the time to try and purchase.          


Aloxxi Conditioning Detangler - $20 Nourish your hair with this weightless detangler that helps strengthen, revitalize, and protect your hair color. Contains a unique blend of 10 botanical extracts that protects and defends from environmental damage. The results are improved texture, manageability, and longer-lasting color.
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Moisturizing Conditioner - $5.93 This advanced formula addresses the unique way brunette colour fades. Used daily, it helps lock in rich, glossy colour and multi-dimensional tones. For all shades of colour-treated brunette hair.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Nourishing Hair Oil Elixir - $10.79 Enhances your style with an instant boost of softness and shine. Use alone or cocktail with your favorite styler.
John Frieda Color Refreshing Gloss For Cool Brunettes  - $10.79 In just three minutes, restore the look of salon-fresh color with this weekly non-damaging* treatment.  
Not Your Mother’s Whip It Up Cream Styling Mousse - $5.99 This delicious vanilla-cupcake scented mousse is rich in moisturizers to tame frizzies and build volume.
RUSK Texture - $18 With a few quick bursts, this instant volumizer injects hair with fullness and natural movement. Spray, sway, and stun.
Scunci Hair Emergency Kit - $5? The only one I couldn't find a price on. Features all the basics you rely on every day to get those special looks and add a little something extra to your style. On the go, from day to night, whatever life calls for: ΓΌ got this.
Splat Hair Chalk - $5.99 Temporary, stylish hair color that washes out with shampoo.
Style Sexy Hair H2No 3 Day Style Saver Dry Shampoo - $18.99 This translucent, talc-free, lightweight, layerable dry shampoo helps extend the life of your blowout or style

 Skin Care

Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask - $7.19 This unique formula heats on contact to open pores and remove pore-clogging dirt and oil, then cools for tingly-smooth skin.

Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Wipes - $5.99 Our soothing towelettes remove dirt, oil, and makeup and cleanse and tone in one easy step—no rinsing necessary.
Cetaphil Intensive Moisturizing Cream - $8.99 Formulated with antioxidant ingredients and shea butter to lock in moisture, this non-greasy cream restores and soothes dry, cracked skin.

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer - 6.99 This oil-free, water-based formula contains a blend of cucumber and green mango extracts, absorbing quickly to leave skin replenished.
Curel Rough Skin Rescue - $7.64 Gently exfoliates rough flaky skin to clear the way for deep-down hydration and soothing relief.  
Dove White Beauty Bar - $1.54 With ¼ moisturizing cream, this Beauty Bar helps skin feel firmer and more elastic compared to ordinary soap.
Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer - $8.99 Provides flawless, natural-looking color, fast! Jumpstart your glow within one day and get a full shade of color in just three days.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel - $43.21 This new water gel instantly quenches skin and keeps it looking hydrated, smooth, and supple
Organic Doctor Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Hydrating Radiance Elixir - $17.99 The intensive, lightweight treatment instantly replenishes and rejuvenates skin, leaving it radiant, soft, hydrated, and glowing.
Sheamoisture Superfruit Complex Body Lotion - $9.99 Natural skin care powered by antioxidant-rich super fruit. Firms, contours, and smooths skin for a radiant, youthful complexion.


 Organic Doctor Organic Manuka Honey Hand & Nail Cream - $24.99 An intensive, antioxidant-rich, protective cream that soothes dry, rough hands and restores hands, nails, and cuticles to a soft, smooth condition.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - $7.99 Get 7 benefits in ONE bottle: base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon color, top coat, chip-resistance, and a gel-shine finish that lasts up to 10 days.


Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush in Rose - $12.95 The perfect palette of blushing shades brightens and enhances skin tone while adding a touch of naturally radiant color.


Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built In Whitening Pen - $15.79 This duo provides an easy, effective way to get whiter teeth in two days.  

Colgate Optic White Platinum Whiten & Protect Toothpaste - $5.19 This formula not only deeply whitens below surface stains, but it prevents stains from coming back with the WhiteSeal® technology.

There are several items this time that look fairly new to the market, and that I'm actually excited to see. I am also for anything that is skincare and moisturizing as the winter months are now upon us! This box looks like a good value, even if it is all drugstore brands. TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2014 CLICK HERE FOR PURCHASE AT 12:00 EST OR 9:00AM PST