Sunday, August 28, 2016

August 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. 

August Play! by Sephors

Contents of the Play! by Sephora box: 

.02 oz. Make Up Forever Artist Shadow in I-544. Value = $4.89

.05 oz. Clean Reserve Warm Cotton Perfume. Value = $3.73

.23 oz. Algenist Eye Renewal Balm. Value = $32.38

.1 oz. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. Value = $5.50

.16 oz. Lancome Moisturizer. Value = $1.19

.017 oz. Sephora 12 hr wear waterproof eyeliner in love affair. Value = $5.00

Cute little bag to carry your treasures in. 

The total value of the of the May Play! box is $52.69. I was kind of on the fence about this box but then this box came and the items in it are great. I love the color of the eyeshadow and the urban decay mascara is always great. I don't normally wear any waterproof makeup because it's so hard to get off but I love the color of the eyeliner. 

Verdict: This months bag was a hit for me. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 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.

Baggu bag and Cookie Pop

August PopSugar Must Have

Contents of box with approximate retail price:

Cargo Cosmetics "The Big-Easy" Powder Blush. Value = $26.00

Cookie Pop Popcorn in Cookies & Cream.  Value = $3.99

Unplugged Dusti Screen Cleaner.  Value = $5.99

Baggu Duck Bag. Value = $26.00

Triple C PowerGloss in Silver. Value = $30.00

Christian Lacroix Paris Paseo Sticky Note Folio. Value = $13.00

The value of this box is $104.98. I'm pretty excited I received the striped Baggu bag because it matches my other Baggu bag. The other stuff is ok and the popcorn is delicious! I like the color of the blush but I still don't wear blush so I'll trade this. I've used sticky screen cleaners before and they are ok but I didn't like having them stuck on my phone case. I already have a couple of portable chargers but this one is really sleek and nice. I wish the stick note folio were a notebook. I think I would get more use out of that. 

Verdict: This months PopSugar was pretty ok. 

Everyone Loves A Treasure

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August GlossyBox

GlossyBox is a monthly subscription box for beauty items. Each month GlossyBox will send a box of 5 beauty products in a pink reusable box. I mention the box because it's very sturdy with minimal branding on it and can be reused for a multitude of things. I've reused them for packing gifts, storing jewelry and beauty items.

Price: $21 a month with discounts for 6 and 12 month subscriptions. 

When I signed up I used a promo code which brought it down to about $15 a month. 

The Good:

Brands: Well known luxury brands including OPI, Crabtree & Evelyn, Sebastian, Too Faced, etc. 

Sizes: deluxe sample size and usually 1 or 2 full size items. 

The Box: I love the box the items come in!

Information: They provide information on each product with price. 

Free Stuff: You can earn GlossyDots for reviewing items in the box and referrals. One you get enough GlossyDots you can redeem them for a free box. 

The Not So Good:

Price: The price is a little high but they do send higher end products. 

Skip: There is no option to skip.

August GlossyBox

Contents of the GlossyBox:

FULL SIZE Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil. Value = $20.00

FULL SIZE De Bruyére After Sun Lotion. Value = $12.00

.04 oz. Too Faced Mascara cleansing oil/dissolver. Value = $3.09

3 pack Invisibobble. Value = $8.00

FULL SIZE Trifle Cosmetics lip color in guilty pug. Value = $19.00

.1 oz. Borghese Face + Body Mud. Value = $5.29

The total value of the GlossyBox is $67.38. I will use all of the items in this box which makes it an awesome box for me. 

Verdict: This box was a great box for me. 

Everyone Loves A Treasure