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December Sephora Play! Unboxing

23 Dec

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6 products!  I thought this was a very generous month from Sephora.  I’m super excited for all these!

Bobbi Brown Mascara

Urban Decay Make-Up Setting Spray

Elizabeth and James Perfume

Make-Up Forever Primer

Drybar Bay Breeze Hydrating Shot

Sephora Lipstain!

I cannot wait to try that Hydrating Shot from Drybar.  What a cool concept!

Have you tried any of these?

Do you like them?

Thanks for reading!!!  and Happy Holidays!

~Anna

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Birchbox December Reveal – last box of 2016. How did Birchbox close out the year?

20 Dec

Ahhh 12 little boxes.  Some awesome, some okay.  But always something new to experience.  How did the December Birchbox do?

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Ren Flash Hydro Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion

Laura Geller Mascara

A pocket mirror!

Hey Honey Walk the Walk  Propolis Foot Creme!

Atelier Cologne which I dropped and broke the second this picture was taken.

Saphira Hair Mineral Mud

At first impression, I’m very excited to try the foot creme.  It’s winter and my feet are so dry!  Also, I’m sorta happy for the pocket mirror.

What was in your Birchbox this month?

Thanks for reading!

~Anna

Sephora Play! October 2016

21 Oct

I love when the beauty boxes come back to back like that.  It’s like make-up Christmas for me!

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Look at that huge size for the Christophe Robin masque!

I got this last night, and today I wore that Smashbox lip product.  I’m in love .

This is my 3rd or 4th month of Play!, and I love it.  It’s $10.00 a month PLUS tax, so it ends up being about $10.66 or something for my area.

Bonus – you earn 10 Sephora points for each month when you sign up for the subscription.

I can’t wait to use all these and review them!

Are you a Play! fan?

Thanks for reading!

~Anna

My Birchbox Reveal – October 2016

19 Oct

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I’m most excited about the Clarins serum!

I’m already a fan of Parlor hair products.

I’m neutral about the mascara.

I’m not sure what the butter is for, body or face.

What did you get?

~Anna

BirchBox Announces Changes to Points System

15 Jun

I’m sure we have all seen a version of the email Birchbox sent out to their subscribers yesterday.

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When I received my email, I went on some beauty boards to see 1) what everyone else’s interpretation of Point 3 was and 2) get a general idea of people’s feelings

Sadly, Point 3 confirmed what I thought, that BB is discontinuing points for Box items reviews.

I have to admit, this change sort of sucks.  And pairing it with a point expiration date, they basically created an Ipsy point structure but WORSE.  At least Ipsy allowed earning points on reviews.

Basically this removes most of my point earning and redemption possibilities.

Some people have already cancelled their subscription or are cancelling soon.

I won’t be cancelling yet, mostly because I like the products Birchbox sends me.  I have signed up for the Sephora Play box, and I am on their waiting list currently.  Once I have an active Sephora subscription, I can better determine which service I like better.

Another thought I have is that given the amount of negative feedback this announcement generated, I wouldn’t be surprised if BB makes additional changes to the program in the coming months.

What are your thoughts on this change?  Are you outraged (some are, it’s okay), are you sort of okay with it?  Maybe you don’t care about point programs?

~Anna

Unboxing Ipsy October 2014

20 Oct

My Birchbox was amazing this month, Ipsy was less great.

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reviews coming as I use these goodies!

What’s in your Ipsy?

 

Unboxing Birchbox – July

18 Jul

July’s Birchbox partnered with Women’s Health Magazine.  What does that mean?  It means you can order a magazine subscription and you also received a little booklet of fun things to do.

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Marcelle New·Age 8 in 1 Power Serum

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Naobay Body Radiance Lotion

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Coastal Scents® Revealed 2 Palette Set

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Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask.  This is already sold out on Birchbox so it must be good. I haven’t tried it yet.

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100% Pure Gingerade Shower Gel (Honey Cream Wash)

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Booklet sample page:

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The one thing I dislike about Birchbox, is the sample sizes of the bath and especially hair products.  Last time, the Nexxus shampoo/conditioner was so tiny, I couldn’t even use it properly because there wasn’t enough product to cover my hair.  LAME.

I’m a little happier this time the Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask comes in two containers.

The shower gel sample is tiny though, even though it is two packets.

I’m excited to review the Marcelle New·Age 8 in 1 Power Serum.

How did your Birchbox unboxing go?

~Anna

June Ipsy Bag! Pretty in Paradise

26 Jun

June’s Ipsy bag is super fun!  AND even though I have an irrational hate of pineapples, I do love the pineapple print on the bag itself.  🙂

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Almost every single item in this bag was a huge win for me.  I mean, like L.O.V.E.

NYX butter gloss – love

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Skinn Olive & Enzyme Cleanser – LOVE.  I love the scent of this, I love how it feels on my face.  I love how well it removes everything.
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Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner in Green.  SO MUCH LOVE.  This thing has serious staying power.  I even ran 2 miles in this stuff (disclaimer, I was wearing UD primer) and it stayed put.
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Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray – LOVE!  I’ve never used a beach spray before and was skeptical.  But I’m wearing it two days in the row now.
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The not so love – Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara
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I think be a bombshell is sort of hit and miss with their products, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I’m not sure if this stuff was super old or dry, but it did NOTHING for my lashes.  Zip, nada. nothing.
Oh well
I loved everything else.
~A

Ipsy Glam Bag – March

1 Apr

I can’t believe I forgot to blog about this!

March Ipsy Glam Bag was fun!  Here is what I got:

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This cosmetic bag was super cute this month.  Kassi got it as part of her B-Day gift.  Happy Birthday Kassi!!!!

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Pixi Flawless Primer – I’m surpised I like this as much as I do.  It also goes incredibly well with my L’Oreal BB Cream.  I know, seems redundant, but for some reason I really like this combo.

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I wasn’t super excited to get another NYX palette.  I have received a number of neutral palettes in the past few months, and I would have liked something with more fun colors.   The quality is great, as all NYX products. 

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Sorry, I couldn’t get this to focus right on my Chella eye liner.  HOW MUCH DO I LOVE THAT THIS IS BLUE.  Seriously!  The only thing that could have made this better was if it were purple.  Also this retails for $24.00 and this was a full size product.

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bareMineralsMarvelous Moxie™ Lipstick in Get Ready sample.  I really like this lipstick.  It feels sooooo nice on your lips and it’s a really neutral day time color.

What did you get in your Ipsy bag!!!

~Anna

Anna’s First Birchbox! January 2014

31 Jan

Now that I have a beauty box subscription to 2 services, I feel super content.

Lookie what I got!

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I am the most excited to try the dry conditioner?!  Wha?????

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The 100% Pure Mascara – ok I tried this today and like it!!

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And the oh so fabulous gold glitter nailpolish – ok I am wearing it today to celebrate Chinese New Year!

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Love Birchbox so far!!!!

Here is a link to Kassi’s.

Happy Make-UpIng!!!!

~Anna