Thursday, July 28, 2016

July Play! by Sephora

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. 

July Play! by Sephora Box

Contents of the Play! by Sephora box: 

.04 oz. Nest Fragrance in Citrine. Value = $3.20

1.7 oz. Ouai Wave Spray. Value = $8.84

BeautyBlender Blotterazzi. Value = $??

1 oz. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescure Deep Cleanser with Red Clay. Value = $5.11

.25 oz. Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer. Value = $9.75

.08 oz. Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Chocolate. Value = $7.50

Cute little bag to carry your treasures in. 

The total value of the of the May Play! box is $34.40 plus the price of the beauty blender. This blender came with just one blender but the product you buy I think have two as well as a a mirror compact. I'm not too sure about this box. I used to love wave/sea salt sprays but lately they have really been drying my hair out and don't like the way it feels. I know some are better than others but I'm not sure I want to even try this one. I don't have any interest in a bronzer - it would be a disaster if I tried. I will definitely use the cleanser and maybe the pore minimizing primer. 

Verdict: Great price but this bag was just ok.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July ipsy bag

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 3 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.

July ipsy bag. 

Contents of ipsy bag w/approximate value:

1.76 oz. Avéne Thermal Spring Water. Value = $9.00

Vasanti eyeshadow brush. Value = $21.00

.25 oz. Embryolisse moisturizer. Value = $4.00

.16 oz. Too Faced Hangover Rx Face Primer. Value = $3.53

.018 oz. The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony eyeshadow in Matt Moskowitz.  Value = $4.67

makeup bag with umbrellas on it - although I thought they were christmas candies. 

The approximate value of this months bag is $42.20. 

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

Everyone Loves A Treasure

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July PopSugar Must Have

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.

July PopSugar Box

Contents of box with approximate retail price:

Sachajuan Hair in the Sun hair product. Value = $32.00

House of Pom Emoji Cocktail Napkins.  Value = $25.00

Michael Stars Porcelain Skinny Scarf in White.  Value = $30.00

Pintail Pineapple Pin. Value = $12.00

Sunnylife Inflatable Swan Drink Holder. Value = $18.00

European Wax Center Oh My Brow! Brow Highlighters in Pearl. Value = $19.00

European Wax Center gift card for brow wax. Value = $19.00

Joe Chips Classic Sea Salt Retro Potato Chips. Value = $1.49

Special Extra:

Trove Gift Card for $20 off. Value - $0 - requires out of pocket cost

The value of this box is $137.49 not including the gift card. I wasn't too excited about this box as a whole but I did like a couple of products individually. I have colored hair and protecting it from fading is really important to me. I'm looking forward to trying the Sachajuan hair product. It says it protects your hair from the sun and only comes out when you wash it with shampoo. I thought the emoji napkins are really cute and I'll probably use them. I think the swan drink holder is super cute however don't have a pool. I have friends with pools though so maybe I'll gift it to them. 

Verdict: This months PopSugar was just ok. 

Everyone Loves A Treasure