Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September ipsy bag - Glamazon

ipsy sends out a glam bag with 4-5 samples and a makeup bag for $10 a month with shipping included. If you sign up yearly it's $110 which brings the price down the $9.16 a month with shipping included.  I've been with them since 2011 and this is one subscription I am for sure keeping. They constantly have a high product value with products that I use.

Price: $10 a month with no option to skip. Discount offered for a yearly subscription. 

This subscription is available to the US and Canada and ships from Harrisburg, NC.

***I have 4 invites for a free glam bag. It's for first time subscribers only!***

The good:

The samples: Usually you get at least one full size product in each bag.

The packaging: Each month the products come in a cute makeup bag for all your goodies.

Discounts: The almost always offer a discount on any additional purchases you want to make.

Semi-customized: You take a little quiz and your bag is semi-customized with products you will enjoy.

Points: You can earn points for reviews and referrals. You can redeem points for extra goodies in your bag. 

The not so good:

Skip a month? There is no option to skip a month.  You have to cancel.

Renewal. If your a yearly subscriber they automatically charge your credit card for another year when the paid for year is up. I think they should sent out an email prior reminding you that your year is almost up and it will automatically renew.


September ipsy bag

Contents of ipsy bag w/approximate value:

.05 Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme. Value = $9.33

.75 oz. Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner. Value = $7.00

Be a Bombshell nail polish in Holy Fuchsia. Value = $6.00

.5 oz. Nuxe Créme Fraiche de beauté masque. Value = $8.33

.04 oz. tréStique mini highlight stick.  Value = $15.00??

makeup bag in black and gold with dancers on it. 


The approximate value of this months bag is approximately $45.66.  This was a pretty good bag for me. The only thing I probably won't use is the nail polish because I have literally hundreds of bottles of polish. I just put up racks and it's ridiculous how much polish I have. The dry conditioner is something new to me. I can totally see using that on the days I don't want to wash my hair but it's looking a little dry. I'm going to get brave and try my hand at highlighting with this highlighter stick. 

Verdict: I'm happy with the products in this bag.


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September BeautyFIX box

The BeautyFIX by Dermstore is a monthly subscription box for beauty items. Each month Dermstore will send out a BeautyFIX box filled with skin care, makeup and hair care with a value of at least $100. The price on the website shows $34.95 but if you sign up for a monthly subscription the price is $24.95. Both prices include shipping. Also if you subscribe your first month is half price making it $12.48 for your first box. 

Price: $24.95-$34.95 a month with no option to skip.

Ships to US only, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico additional shipping charges apply.


The good:

Price: They send great products with a value of at least $100 that's 3-4 times the price of the box.

Want more: Since they have a retail website reordering is easy and all these products were easily found.

Referrals: If you refer someone that person gets $10 off a purchase of $30 or more and you get $10. 

Discount: They offer a discount if you want to purchase an item from your box.

The not so good:

Price: This is one of the higher priced subscriptions but the products are usually high end.

Skip: Their website is not user friendly.  I couldn't find an option to skip or cancel.

Products: You are likely to end up with products you won't use. The good news is the value is so high it's usually still a good value. 

Referrals: It's not a clickable link for referrals. You have to send an invite via email.


September BeautyFIX box


Contents of BeautyFIX w/approximate retail price from Dermstore listed:

FULL SIZE Nia24 Treatment Catalyst. Value = $71.00

1 oz. Liftlab Skin Rejuvenation cleanser. Value = $14.77

Danielle Creations Rose Gold Curved Tweezer. Value = $7.99

FULL SIZE DS Laboratories Eyelash Stimulator. Value = $49.00

Patchology Flashpatch Lip Gels. Value = $2.08

Erno Laszlo Cleansing Bar. Value = $??

.24 oz. Jane Iredale Facial Primer. Value = $6.86

.1 oz. Glytone Enhance Brightener Complex. Value = $7.00


The total value of of this BeautyFIX box is $158.70 not counting the Erno Laszlo bar. I keep thinking I'm going to cancel this box but then they send a box full of stuff I want to try. The sun has really done a number on my uneven pigment so I'm eager to try both the Nia24 and Glytone products. 

Verdict: Great box for full size and high end products. 
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September Graze Box - 8 Snack Pack

Graze sends out a box of four snack size containers of dried fruit, nuts, crackers, dip and dippers, etc.  The boxes are semi-customizable meaning you don't actually get to pick which items you want but you can rate the items you receive from love to never send me this again.  The cost of the box is $11.99 per shipment. You can also choose how often you want the boxes. I have mine set up for every four weeks.  

Price: $11.99 per 8 pack shipment or $6.99 per 4 pack. This subscription ships to the US only, except Hawaii and Alaska.

Use Code: ANISHA6PP and get your 1st and 5th Box Free!

The good:

Like Snacks: Are you a snacker like me?  These are perfectly proportioned snack size containers.

Nutritional info: The include nutritional info in each box. It's on the card in the package though, not the actual product which is kind of a bummer.

Skip: You can do this online through your account and it's super easy.

Semi-customizable: You rate items and that's how they choose which items to send you. 

Special Diet or preference: You can choose from high protein, low carb, low sugar, low calories, savory, sweet treats, etc. 

Gift: This is a great gift for a college student. I just send one to the teenager because she is always raiding our stash when she comes over. 


The not so good:

Price: The costs ends up being $1.50 per package.  You're paying for convenience but I gotta be honest it was super convenient to pick up a pack and throw it in my lunch bag this morning.

8 Snack Pack Graze Box


Contents of box:

Cocoa Cookies and Black Tea. 

Malaysian Laksa Soup. 

Banana Caramel Dippers.  

Sweet Rhubarb Jam. 

Peanut Butter & Jelly.

Creamy Ranch Kern Pops. 

Cinnamon & Pretzel. 

Herby Bread Basket.

Verdict: I'm really like my Graze boxes for convenient portable snacks. 

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