Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Product Review | February ipsy Glam Bag


Okay hands down THIS has got to be my FAVORITE subscription service to date when it comes to make-up.  The folks at ipsy have got it right when it comes to products and packaging and this month’s bag did not disappoint!

As with the Birchbox, this month’s theme was Get Red Carpet Ready and included in the cute little black patent leather make up bag were these cute 5 little gems:


·         Coastal Scents | Eye Shadow Palette Sample in Dark Goldenrod, Sunbeam, Golden Globe and Dark Golden Olive
·         Pixi | Flawless & Poreless primer
·         POP Beauty | Smokey Lash Kapow Mascara
·         MicaBeauty | Gel Eyeliner
·         Lash Card | Individually Wrapped Mascara Shields

Super excited about the products and I can’t wait to play with everything.  Make sure you check back to see my thoughts on all of the products towards the end of the month.


**Please note that I purchased all products listed in this review as a part of my Ipsy subscription.  Ipsy is a subscription service where every month subscribers receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products for $10 a month.  For more information on how you can receive your very own Glam Bag check out Ipsy’s website.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Product Review | February Birchbox


The theme for this box is Red Carpet Ready.  Now before I tell you what is in the box, I must tell you that this will be my last month getting Birchbox as I will be cancelling my subscription.  I have been a subscriber for about 11 months and in the beginning I loved the products that I received however over the past few month, I've been a little disappointed.  So for that reason, I have decided to stop receiving the box.  Now that doesn't mean I won’t restart my subscription again in the future but for now I’m all sampled out. 

So now that I have said that, let’s take a look at what was inside this month’s box.



  •  Lancome | BI-FACIAL Eye Makeup Remover {I tried this last night and LOVED it!  This is definitely one product that I will be purchasing in the near future.}
  • SKIN & Co Roma | Cleansing Gel w/Olive & Sicilian Orange Extracts {This product smells fresh and yummy!  Can’t wait to try it during my next shower.}
  • Color Club | Nail Polish in Wild Cactus {Not shown.  My goddaughter was over when I opened my box and that was the first thing she took.  The color was cute but suited for a much younger person hence the reason why she took it.}
  •  Twistband | Thick Headband – {I LOVE these soooo much!!!  I have a few of their hair ties that I use when working out and also on my mini me.  They are ouchless and do not pull your hair.  This is definitely a winner in my mind.}

The good people at Ghirardelli also provided us all with a little treat, their Milk & Carmel square which satisfied the MAJOR sweet tooth I was experiencing at the time!

All in all cute box, however as I mentioned in the beginning of my post, it will be my last one.  Still not sure if I will replace this one with another subscription service or if I will enjoy the other two subscriptions for a while. 

Until next time!

**Please note that I purchased all products listed in this review as a part of my BirchBOX subscription.  Birchbox is a subscription service where every month subscribers receive a beautiful box with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products for $10 a month.  For more information on how you can receive your very own Birchbox check out their website.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Product Review | February curlBOX



Did I mention to you how much I LOVE my curlBOX subscription????  Well if I haven’t then let me tell you now.  I absolutely LOVE this subscription.  This month was about celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the curlBOX and boy did they knock this one out of the park!  As many of you may know, I am new to the whole curly movement and I am still trying to find out the best products that work well with my hair so this subscription works well for me.  So let’s get to what is inside the box!

First off there were not one but 5 full size products in this month’s box!  {Whoo Hoo!}  Four of the full size products are from Pantene’s new Truly Natural Hair line.  From this line we received


  • Deep Conditioner
  • Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner
  • Clarifying Shampoo
  • Defining Curls Styling Custard
The products have the signature Pantene scent which is fine with me.  I’m not sure if all of their products are Curly Girl friendly (will have to look closely at the list of ingredients) but I think are worth giving a try. 
Also in the box was full size container of the Dark & Lovely Au Naturale anti-shrinkage 10-in-1 Styles Gelee.  The consistency of this product is more like a light jelly and it has a nice fresh scent.   I have wanted to try doing a twist out on my hair for a while now but wasn’t sure what product to use.  So this couldn’t have come at a better time for me. 

Included in the box were some samples from the Dark & Lovely Au Naturale line of their Coil Moisturizing Souffle and Curl Defining Crème Glaze along with Hair Rules quench ultra-rich conditioner.  These are all products that I have never used so I am eager to try them out.

In addition to all of the awesome products in this month’s box we also received a coupon for some of the Crème of Nature products.  And of course it wouldn’t be a curlBOX without getting their cute magazine with the adorable McKenzie Renae on the cover.




So once again Myleik and her crew have out done themselves on this month’s curlBOX!  Five full-size products plus a few samples…WOW! 

Now if you don’t mind, I think I’m going to go wash my hair!

**Please note that I purchased all products listed in this review as a part of my curlBOX subscription.  curlBOX is a subscription service where every month subscribers receive a beautiful box with 5-7 quality hair care product samples for $20 a month.  For more information on how you can receive your very own curlBOX check out their website.