Friday, June 24, 2016

Play! By Sephora box

The Play! by Sephora box contains five deluxe samples plus a fragrance bonus handpicked from Sephora. It also includes a little bag, booklet with tips and tricks and a free one-on-one tutorial at your local Sephora.

Price: $10 a month with shipping included. 

The Good:

Products: Sephora is a mecca of beauty products. If you like Sephora you will like this box. 

Booklet: They include a booklet full of information on the products in the box. 

Points: If you buy an item from the box they give you extra points on your Sephora account. 

Price: Can't beat the price. 

The Not So Good:

It's a month to month subscription with no option to skip. 

Contents of the Play! by Sephora box: 

.5 oz. Bumble and Bumble Don't Blow It. Value = $3.75

.1 oz. Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara. Value = $8.57

.23 oz. Tarte Tarteguard Sunscreen Lotion. Value = $7.27

.1 oz. Bare minerals bareSkin Bronzer. Value = $2.80

.2 oz. Becca Backlight Priming Filter. Value = $7.60

.05 oz. Tocca Beauty Perfume in Florence. Value = $3.30

Cute little bag to carry your treasures in. 

The total value of the of the May Play! box is $33.29. This months box was great. I am really excited to try the priming filter. It says it blurs imperfections and I have a spot on my forehead that has a pigment issue. I have bangs to cover it up but I'm looking forward to seeing how this works. I'm not sure I'll use the bronzer, although like the tanner product from the other box I might use it on my chest. I'm a fan of the benefit travel size mascara and sunscreen lotion. I'm heading to Cabo San Lucas next month so these will be perfect. I think I'll toss the perfume in my to go bag also. 

Verdict: Great price and fun products. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Walmart Trendsetter Beauty Box

Last year Walmart ventured into the subscription box market with a beauty box. The box ships 4 times a year for spring, summer, fall and winter. The best part of this box is the price. Ready for it? It's just $5 per shipment to cover shipping and handling costs. Yep it's only $5 per box. My guess is these are brands that Walmart has a contract with and they probably get the items for free which is why the box is only $5 to cover shipping costs.

Price: $5 per season shipped 4 times a year.  

The Good:

Price: $5, doesn't get much lower than that.

Drugstore brands: I love getting luxury products but they can be pricey to buy. This box will contain items that can be found at Walmart which means reasonably priced.

The Not So Good:

Drugstore brands: If you're not into drugstore brands then this is probably not the box for you.

Walmart Trendsetter Beauty Box

Contents of the Walmart Beauty Box with Walmart prices listed:

.34 oz. L'Oréal Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Shampoo. Value = $0.11

.34 oz.  L'Oréal Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Conditioner. Value = $0.11

.34 oz.  L'Oréal Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Pre-Conditioner. Value = $0.43

FULL SIZE Degree Motion Sense Solid anti-perspirant/deodorant. Value = $3.69

2 oz. Jergens Natural Glow Daily MoisturizerValue = $9.57

1.8 oz. Caress Mystique Forever Body Wash. Value = $0.53

1 oz. Aveeno Coconut Lotion. Value = $0.60

Travel size .75 oz. Tom's Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste. Value = $1.08

100 sheets Swisspers Blotting Paper. Value = $2.39

The total value of the Walmart box is $18.51. I was very happy with this box. I will use everything in here except the deodorant but only because I'm allergic to one of the ingredients. Turns out my mom is a fan of this brand so I passed it on to her. I'm not sure I'll use the Jergens on my face but I'm thinking maybe my chest area. I was stoked to see sensitive toothpaste in the box since that's what I use. I've never tried the Tom's brand before so this is new for me. 

Verdict: This box was great in value and products.

Everyone Loves A Treasure


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June PopSugar Box

The PopSugar Must Have Box is a monthly subscription box that is geared toward many aspects of your lifestyle.  It includes, food, beauty, fashion, tech, and all kinds of other treasures. The price of the box is $39.95 a month w/shipping included.  They also have 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions and each one saves you a little bit of money.

Price: $35.78-$39.95 a month depending on plan with no option to skip. 

Use Code REFER5 to get $5 off your first box. 

This subscription is available in the US only and ships from Gilroy, Ca.  

The good: 

Products: Full size products as promised and a nice variety of beauty, home etc.  

Booklet: The include an info booklet in each box about the products including the value. 

Pricing structure: They have monthly, 3, 6 and yearly subscriptions.  Each one (except monthly) saves you a little bit of money.  

Referrals: The offer a generous referral program.  Refer 3 people get a month free. For each additional referral you get $10 off your next box. 

The not so good:

The price: $40 is a little high for a monthly box but you do get some really cool stuff with a value of way more than $40

Skip a month: There is no option to skip, only cancel.

June PopSugar box


Contents of box with approximate retail price:

Hat Attack Neutral Diamonds-Printed Sarong. Value = $58.00

Sisters of Los Angeles "Cheers" Gold Bottle Opener.  Value = $12.00

Wild and Wolf Ridley's Game Room "Who Am I" Quiz.  Value = $12.95

NCLA Born on the 4th nail polish. Value = $16.00

Knock Knock Are You Ready Compact. Value = $10.00

Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes. Value = $9.00

Pressels Sriracha flavor. Value = $1.29

The value of this box is $119.24. This box wasn't that exciting. I had actually canceled my subscription but then they sent me a discount code that brought each box down to $30 so I signed up for a 6 month subscription. I thought the pressels were pretty tasty and not too spicy. The game is kind of fun and I can see bringing that camping or to a party. The nail polish is really fun and just in time for 4th of July

Verdict: This months PopSugar had some cool items in it but I wish I didn't succumb to ordering another 6 months. We will see what the next 4 boxes look like. 

Everyone Loves A Treasure