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UMCheeky December 2013

14 Dec

I never have enough underwear so the obvious thing to do was look into a subscription service.  I never thought I’d find one wit a promo that gets locked in for life!  Unmentionabley Cheeky is normally $8 a month, with the promo FALL13 on scrubbing you lock in $6 a month!  That’s $6 a month to recieve2 pairs of underwear for life!

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They aren’t thongs, but they aren’t granny panties either.  I’m not blown away but at this price I’m going to give them a few months.

Beats my usual Victoria’s Secret purchase price!

Lip Factory Novemer 2013

7 Dec

Lip Factory is a is an exclusive makeup subscription service to help you to explore the makeup brands that you have always wanted to try delivered to your door each month.  It’s $22 monthly and worth every penny.  They supposedly focus around lip products .

This month’s theme was actually “all about lips”- which I love.  I think they do this every 3 months?

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Sorry I didn’t realize my pictures came out so dark!!

Palladio Herbal Lipgstick ($7) in I believe silver rose

I don’t usually opt for soft pink or shimmer so this is a happy new addition to my collection.

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Retractable Lip Brush ($3.88)

Still havent figured out how to open this- not that I know what it’s used for.

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Medusa’s Lip Gloss (Rumors) ($8)

This color scares me a little. Might pass it along to someone younger.

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MODELCo – Lip Couture Lipstick ($17) in Luella

Perfect Fall color I lack.. and I LOVE that the case has a built in mirror, how perfect?!?!  This seems pretty long lasting and moisturizing.  I’d say it’s my favorite item from this month’s box.

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Designer Skin – Fall Lip Shimmer  ($7.30)

After the spoilers I came across I was expecting a pink, not purple, but I order these to experiment so I will happily use this.  Not gonna lie I have no idea what color this was off the top of my head.  None of them on the site look like it.

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Medusa’s Makeup – Lipstick (Red Square) ($12)

I d already have a bright red but this packaging is pretty cool even if it doesn’t fit into my lipstick holder thingy.  Anyway, I checked out this brand- man it’s intense! And affordable 🙂

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As I predicted, it’s an amazing box.  Lip Factory clearly has an awesome value and I its 2 for 2 completely falling in love with at least one of the products.  Last month it was the blush and face mask, this month it’s MODELCo!

Taste Trunk- BBQ Trunk- November 2013

7 Dec

Taste Trunk is a monthly subscription box offering 5-10 products, discount coupons, backgrounds on the companies and amazing recipe ideas from one of four themes, including Gourmet, BBQ, Healthy and Sweet. Brands and items are hand selected and trunks are only $34.99/month!($29 + $5.99 shipping)

 

The package is heavy- you know for whatever psychological reasons we love that- and the packaging was pretty nifty.

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The box came with recipes cards which were also packaged adorably.

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Now for the goodies:::

 

Terrapin Ridge Smokey Onion Mustard $6.70

Unfortunately, I saw a spoiler in which this was actually brown sugar & pecan mustard flavor- which I was super excited about.  How often do you get to try that?!?!  But I guess it would of been more difficult to pair.  This will go great with a simple BBQ of hamburger and hotdogs. You win some, you loose some. Maybe I’ll still purchase it 🙂

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JB’S BBQ Sauce Ancho Peach $5.99

I think a lot of people are interested in fruity flavors, but would never make that purchase themselves.  At least that’s how I am.  Can’t wait to try it with some pork chops!

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All Natural Susan’s Gourmet Pineapple and Ginger Teriyaki $2.50

I’m most excited about trying this one. Can’t really tell you why.  Yes, their is the fruity component I mentioned above… but I also just really like ginger and teriyaki.

 

 

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Chateau White Garlic Marinade $5.00

I’m Italian so I have enough garlic in my life- and this kind of looks like salad dressing.  But whatever, i may not be an experiment, but it is a safe bet.

 

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Two Snooty Chefs Herbs de Poulet Spice Blend $5.99

Simple, yet different. And what a cute name!

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All and all the value of this box was a little on the low side, but for gifting purposes it was perfect with it’s black tissue paper, maroon ribbon, and recipe cards.  Plus these items are too unique for a weekly grocery store trip.  I will definitely purchase again!

Adore Me

5 Dec

For those who haven’t heard of it, Adore Me is a lingerie version of sites like ShoeDazzle. You sign up to become a member, hand over your credit card info, and every month a “curated” selection of products is placed in your showroom. All the products are the same price ($39.95 if you’re an Adore Me member; $49.95 if you’re not a member.), and that amount is automatically charged to your credit card each month…like a subscription service.

I filled out the quiz, I’m assuming the service is new because I noticed a few glitches, but ultimately I was able to find a little black set- just like my boyfriend always asks for.

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Only in my search for “push-up” I completely over looked the “add 2 cup sizes” this particular set says- holey moley this thing has a lot of padding. Tooo much.. but hey… you never know when it will come in handy haha.

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I was able to use a promo code for 50% off and it’s always free shipping! Beats Victoria’s Secret Prices!

ibbeautiful review

30 Nov

I have searched high and low for a subscription appropriate for my “young” 13 year old cousin and I have finally found it!

ibbeautiful is a monthly subscription available in “tween” or “teen.”  I ordered a one time box as a Christmas gift- the one time fee is $20 but if you subscribe it’s 18 a month.  $10 more if you want them to include a t-shirt.

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I have been getting really into scarves so maybe this is a sign that I can make her a mini me.

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Ottilie & Lulu Body Glow Lotion trial size $3.50

A brand specifically for young girls is a cue idea.. it will help the transition into caring about things like lotion!  Image

Without opening this, I am going to guess it’s a bracelet.  I don’t know if she has any interest i owls- but I love them!  I think she will like this.

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Seeds of Happiness ($4)

I guess these little balls of clay are like the children’s version f us getting that key necklace in the next FabFitFun.

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e.l.f. shimme with brush ($2)

Not going to lie- I was a little concerned.  She is tom boyish with strict parents- what is she gonna do with makeup?  But I’m glad it’s nothing serious, just a shimmer, and from an affordable brand in case she decided to experiment.

This is a great box for young women, it’s filled with positivity, fun, and natural beauty.  I know I would of loved something like this growing up!  I have no idea what the prices of some items are but I’m going to assume the value isn’t anything crazy- but it’s worth the variety and introduction of products.  It’s a box of fun!

Glossy Box November 2013 “Modern Romance”

23 Nov

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GlossyBox is a monthly bespoke box of 5-6 luxury-sized cosmetic and wellness samples hand-picked by their beauty experts and mailed directly to your door.  The month to month box is $21 but you can save as much as $2.67 a box by making a longer commitment.

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As always, the packaging is adorable.  I can never bear to throw away the box and ribbons which is going to come in handy when Christmas wrapping. But I’m on the fence bout Glossy in general.  I love that I get skin products as well as makeup, but this is my second box (3rd if you count a limited edition) and I haven’t found anything I LOVED yet.  I do ENJOY everything but my guilt is eating me alive.  I have to start narrowing down my monthly list to what proves most useful.

Anyway, my pictures came out pretty crappy- hope you can forgive me.  This month is “Modern Romance”

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Nicka K Professional Eyeshadow brush Full Size $5

I guess I really can’t complain about getting brushes.  They are necessity.  I did make my mom a bag of makeup or Christmas, using one of the Ipsy bags and filling it with one product each of every makeup product one would need.  It’s time to start adding brushes.

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Emite Micronized Eye Shadow (Damson Black) Full Size $27

Personally, I have no idea how to apply black shadow.  But I know there is a way and this is a great opportunity to figure that way out.

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Vincent Longo Duo Eye Pencil in Lime Forest Full Size $26

At first glance I thought the “Forest” was a gray.  It’s not.  It’s a dark green.  I’m ridiculous.  The other side- lime- scared me a bit.  But after I thought about it I realized that these complimentary colors, along with my Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Amethyst I got from Ipsy, could create an awesome holiday look.  This is why I subscribed to these services- to try new things.  Would I be happier with a generic black?!

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Mastey Color Protecting Leave- In Oil Treatment Sample Size $6.63

Now I haven’t colored my hair since my 21st birthday, so I like to think after 3 and a half years it’s all natural again.  But this does mention it could be used for damaged hair as well and my dry frizzy strands could always use some conditioning.

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The Aloe Source JoJoba Radiance Cleaning Polish Sample Size $4.48

I would normally be annoyed by a 1 oz face wash but since I was traveling for 2 weeks I am in need of updating my travel products.  I have a feeling I’m gonna fall in love with this product- it seems clean, fresh, rejuvenating, and softing.  On the marketing side at least… but we’ll see how it is in action..

Some say they can’t see where they get the theme from, but I can. A smokey eye, shiny hair, I get it… they just needed to add a red lip!

The value of this box is about $69 which is awesome since I only paid about $22.  This tempts me to keep my subscription, but sadly if I do happen to fall in love with any products I probably won’t be able to afford purchasing them at regular price.  What do you think of this month’s Glossy Box?

Bulu Box November 2013

23 Nov

Bulu Box is $10 monthly and it’s an awesome way to discover vitamin, supplement, health and weight loss products delivered straight to your door.

They have two options- Bulu Box or Bulu Box Weight Loss. They have a great point system as well.

This review is for the regular Bulu Box.

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-MASHUPCONDITIONING.COM $25 off coupon code for any workout DVD and a free 8-minute yoga sprint workout youtube link lol

I love interval training but the DVDs run for about $50.. I don’t love it THAT much when I get classes free at my gym! I’ll check out the youtube video though!

-40% off all Vitagoods products

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-Www.ooberluxe.com Actually, a pretty adorable card- it’s in a pink envelope and the contents are for a month free off “I dable” membership package worth 5 requests. I have no idea what this means.

Menstrual Magic 3 soft gel pills $1.94

This could definitely come in handy 😛

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Yaff Bar Blueberry Crunch $3

This is supposed to give you natural energy. Hopefully it works (and tastes ok) because it would be great to come up with new quick breakfasts.

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Quest Bar in Cookie Dough $2

My favorite item in the box! I’ve heard amazing things, and I follow a Quest promoter on IG who I am absolutely obsessed with so I’m pretty excited to finally try this… and I’m glad I got this flavor!

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PreToxx 4 pills $2.67

A natural hangover pill!  I don’t know how these normally work, but this one is to be taken before drinking- definitely worth a try. I do have a wedding Sunday.

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Energems $2.99

They look like M&Ms.  I got excited when I saw only 45 calories- but apparently a serving size is only 3.  I read the description card before the boxx.. anyway I’m a chocolatolic.  Oh well, they are supposed to give you energy so this could be a good pick me up to keep in my work desk.

As many of you know, I’m not the biggest Bulu box fan and my subscription is officially up.  But honestly, I kind of liked this months…