WalMart Beauty Box Spring 2016

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Lets open up the Spring WalMart Beauty Box and see what goodies are in store for me!!

 

**¬†CeraVe Healing Ointment Full Size $14.63 for 5 oz which if my math is correct makes this sample of 0.085 worth about 35 cents… ok I’m hoping that the rest of this box will make up for this ūüôā

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample 35 cents

Worth of Box 35 cents

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** Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser, is $6.12 for 6.77 oz which makes this 1 oz sample size worth 90 cents.

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample 90 cents

Worth of Box  $1.25

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**¬†Colgate Optic White Platinum Express White Fresh Mint Toothpaste, is $9.94 ¬†for ¬†4.5 oz and the sample size is 1.45 oz ¬†Because math isn’t by best subject I’m rounding up to 1.5 oz which bring this tube of toothpaste (which I actually needed ! LOL ) ¬†to $3.30

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample $3.30

Worth of Box  $4.55

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** Burt Bee’s BB Cream with Noni Extract and SPF 15 ( I wasn’t able to find this on the Walmart website so the link is for Target. $14.99 for 1.7 oz the sample size is 0.03 oz so again using “special math” I’ll say this is worth 45 cents.

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample 45 cents

Worth of Box  $5.00  Whoo Hoo we are at value!

 

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** Neutrogena Acne Correct & Cover Pink Grapefruit Moisturizer is $8.99 for 1.7 oz which makes this about $5.29 per ounce.  There is not a listing on the sample which tells me how much is in the package but it looks about the same size as the Burts Bee BB Cream so we are going to go with 0.03 oz which would equal 16 cents.

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample 16 cents

Worth of Box  $5.16

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**¬†L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum Treatment¬†is $18.97 for 1 oz so this should be easy! But no there is not weight on the sample size so again seeing as it looks about the same as the others we will just guess its about 0.03! Which means this is worth a grand total of 57 cents!

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample 57 cents

Worth of Box  $5.73

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**¬†Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick, in the shade Pink Grapefruit retails for $7.97 cents for 0.011 oz of product now this is where it gets fun as the price for ounce is $724.54 Sooo….. we are just going to be generous and say that this is worth 5 bucks; everyone good with that?! ūüôā

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample $5.00

Worth of Box  $10.73  Yeah we are at double the price of the box!

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** Curel Itch Defense Body Wash is $6.99 for 10 oz of liquid body wash which makes this sample worth 69.9 cents as it is 1 oz.

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample¬†69.9 cents lets make this 70 cents because… math

Worth of Box  $11.43

 

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** Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer is $11.37 for a 10 oz bottle ¬†which makes per oz the price $1.14 and our sample is exactly 2 oz (yeah for even numbers!) sooo… our little bottle is worth $2.28

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample $2.28

Worth of Box  $13.71

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** John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Shampoo is $8.97 for a 8.3 oz bottle which means it breaks down to $1.08 an ounce which makes our generous sample size bottle of 2 oz worth $2.16!

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample $2.16

Worth of Box  $15.87

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** Vera Wang Embrace Periwinkle & Iris Eau de Toilette Spray is $28.32 for 1 oz and our sample size is 0.04 oz  is worth $1.13

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample $1.13

Worth of Box  $17.00 Wow we are almost to 4x the amount of the price of the box!

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And we can’t forget the coupons!

  • $1 off Neaturogena Acne Products
  • $1 off L’oreal Paris True Match Products
  • $3 off Burt’s Bee BB Cream

So not only do I get $5 in savings  (if I actually remember to use the coupons hahaha) but I will add that to the value of the box!

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Coupons $5.00

Worth of Box  $22.00 !!!!

 

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The Best of 2015 Skin and Body Care

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  • Face Wash: This is a hard one. ¬†I haven’t really stuck to anything this year as I’ve been trying to use up all my mini sample and deluxe size samples from various beauty boxes. ¬†I do however about twice a week use the Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
  • Facial Scrub: Lush Ocean Salt¬†

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**I am not affiliated with any of these companies or products; they just make stuff I really like!**

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator

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I’ve seen this at my local drugstores and always wondered if it really worked. ¬†e.l.f. recently had an online sale (FYI they have sales all the time) and I decided that for three bucks I should give this a whirl. ¬†And… now I wonder why it took me so long to try this. ¬†I’ve been using it every night before bed followed by a lip balm and my lips are in the best condition I think they’ve ever been. ¬†For three dollars give this a try its awesome!!

 

e.l.f. says ::: Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel.

 

Buy it here! e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator

 

Walmart Beauty Box Fall 2014

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Want a subscription box but paying $10+ dollars on products that you wouldn’t buy anyway not really your thing? ¬†Then guess what, The Walmart Beauty Box may be for you!! ¬†The box comes out with every season (4 times a year) and costs just $5.00 per box! ¬† I was luck enough to nab the Fall box (which is now sold out ūüė¶ ) But you can get on the list for the Winter Box that ships at the end of November!!¬†¬† In this box I received 9 products and 3¬†of them were full size items that in total were worth $18.00. ¬†So this box tripled¬†in value with just 3 items!!

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Dove Advanced Hair Series  Oxygen Moisture for Fine, Flat Hair Shampoo  (Travel Size in box) Full Size $5.00

Dove Advanced Hair Series  Oxygen Moisture for Fine, Flat Hair Conditioner (Travel Size in box) Full Size $5.00 

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil (Travel Size in Box) Full Size $12.00

L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Pore Vanisher (Foil Packet in Box) Full Size $18.00

Secret Clinical Strength Completely Clean Invisible Solid Antiperspirant/Deodorant Full Size $8.00 

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau De Parfun Spray (Sample Size in box) Full Size $30.00

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glossy Days Glosstinis Nail Gloss in LaserLight  Full Size $3.00

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Glossy Lip Balm ¬†in Pink Me Up Full Size $7.00¬†

Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Makeup Sample Card (Coupon for $2.00 off) Full Size $14.00

 

 

Fab Fit Fun Box Fall 2014!

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So excited to share my Fab Fit Fun Fall Box with everyone!!! There is still time to snag your own FFF Box…¬†

 

 

Jessie Steele Apron

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What’s cookin’ good lookin’?  Must be you in this uh-dorable Jessie Steele Apron! With darling dots adornng the super cute vintage-inspired designs, you’ll be the hostess with the moistest this fall.  Featuring adjustable ties at the waist and the neck, you’ll serve up something hot in this number.  ( and we’re not just talking about dinner.)

Lara Says:: Love this! ¬†I was just thinking last weekend after a marathon cooking session that I need to get a new apron and poof one appears on my doorstep not a week later ūüôā

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster

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Revitalize your dried out post-summer skin with this much needed treatment by the skin care geniuses at Dermalogica! The super-luxe, ultra hydrating concentrate moisturizes deeply, minimizing fine lines. Containing hyaluronic acid, panthenol, glycolipids, and algae extract, this formula is a moisturization miracle!

¬†Lara Says:: My skin is not dry at all, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to use this. ¬†I will definitely give it a try but I more then likely will be passing it along to a ¬†friend or family member with drier skin.

Gramr Gratitude Co. Thank you Card Set, Sealing Wax, and Wax Press

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Let’s face it, when it comes to giving thanks sometimes a Twitter shout out just won’t cut it. Send a little love the old-fashioned way with a handwritten thank you note. These gorgeous cards come with sealing wax and a wax press for an added special touch that’s perfect for the season of giving.

 

Great Soles Pink Ribbon Ballet Barre Ped

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Never slip or slide in a yoga class again! Great Soles’ ballet inspired socks will help you perfect those body toning moves in all of your barre, Pilates, and Yoga Classes.  The super cute straps and flower detail make these way better than those clunky ol’ socks everyone else is sporting. And the cotton blend and heel tread help boost performance to give you a leg up (literally)! Here comes a bangin’ ballerina body.

Lara Says:: OMG so cute! ¬†I can’t wait to wear theses!!

 

Beauty for Real True Color Lip Cream ‚Äú Always There‚ÄĚ

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This FabFItFun favorite features a new color and texture that is perfect for fall.  BFR’s lip cream not only gives you high impact, long-lasting color, it smooth’s and softens to make your pout even healthier! Made with capuaca butter, plus organic neroli and mandarin oils, this cream gives a smoothing, calming feel while you party with pretty lips all night long.  Plus, the LED light and mirror make applying easy, anytime, any place.

Lara Says:: This is new brand to me and you all know I love new products! ¬†I really like the color (very “fall”) ¬†and the formula seems to be very creamy and the light and side mirror are handy as well.

CHI 44 Iron Guard

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Hear that sizzling sound? That‚Äôs your hair screaming out for a little TLC. Protect your locks from the damaging effects of heat styling without h ving to give up your signature ‚Äėdo with CHI‚Äôs Thermal Protection Stray.¬† The weightless formula delivers moisture back into your parched strands without leaving any ugly buildup.

Lara Says:: I’ve used this product before and I know I like it. ¬†Thanks FFF!

 

The Honest Co. Hydrating Shea Butter Cleansing Bar

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Who wants to look a little more like Jessica Alba? Um, everyone. We are obsessed with Jessica‚Äôs entire Honest co. Product line‚ÄĒincluding this amazing uber-hydrating bar soap.¬† The 84% organic cleanser is made with luxurious coconut, olive, and argan oils that naturally moisturize, condition and smooth skin. Nourishing rich later is perfect for bodies of all ages.

¬†Lara Says:: This smells soooo good! ¬†I’ve never used anything from The Honeste Co. so I’m excited to give this a try.

LaNatura Travel Size Body Butter

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Crips autumn air can totally dry out your skin. Lock the moisture in with LaNatura’s Pure Vegan Body Butters, which contain ingredients to heal, soothe and preserve skin’s youthfulness! Each butter is formulated without parabens, sulfates, petrolatum, synthetic fragrances, colors, mineral oil, PABA, or animal ingredients. Toss a travel-sized butter in your purse for uh-mazing moisture on the go!

¬†Lara Says:: This isn’t the most attractive looking body butter but I’m willing to give it a try. ¬†However it is not the consistency of a body butter, its more of a body soup. ¬†Very very liquidy.

FitFusion 3 Month Digital Subscription

Ready to get your butt kicked by Jillian Michaels? FitFusion is a digital platform that offers you tons of premium fitness video content from famous trainers! And we‚Äôre giving you a three-month subscription to keep your workouts in high gear even as the weather cools down— yoga, Pilates, HIIT, bootcamp, dance videos and more.¬† Plus you can stream them from your IPhone, IPad, laptop, TV, Chromecast, or Apple TV. And your course you can sport your super cute Great Soles while getting your Downward Dog on.

Lara Says:: This could not have come at a better time. ¬†I can’t wait to give this a try and see if I can find some new workouts!

 

Mary’s Gone Crackers

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Halt the hungrys with these super delish and completely healthy vegan, organic, non-GMO, whole grain, kosher crackers (yes, nutrition is mouthful!) Try a  sample of these gourmet crispy treats that feature super foods like brown rice, flax, quinoa, and sesame in a variety of tasty flavors to satisfy even the most serious snack attack.

 Lara Says:: Theses pretzel like snacks have a unique crunch and a lingering spicy flavor.  I really liked them!

Numi Organic Tea

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Numi’s unique blends use only the highest quality organic, non-GMO, 100% real ingredients that are sourced directly from Fair Trade Certified gardens. Steep a cup to feel soothed and satisfied with a sample of our fave flavors. Their simple art of tea

Lara Says::  I love tea and mint is one of my favorite flavors.  Win win all around!

Products Mentioned::

Jessie Steele Apron  $32.00 (25% off your order using code LUVFFF25)

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster  $56.00

Gramr Gratitude Co. Thank you Card Set, Sealing Wax, and Wax Press  $43.00 (get 50% off the first month subscription using code FFF50)

Great Soles Pink Ribbon Ballet Barre Ped  $12.00

Beauty for Real True Color Lip Cream ‚Äú Always There‚ÄĚ ¬†$22.00

CHI 44 Iron Guard  $15.00

The Honest Co. Hydrating Shea Butter Cleansing Bar  $4.95 (Save 25% off your first order using the code HONESTLYFAB)

LaNatura Travel Size Body Butter  $18.00

FitFusion 3 Month Digital Subscription  $29.77

Mary’s Gone Crackers  $5.00 (Bonus Item)

Numi Organic Tea $6.99 (Bonus Item)

DIY Friday:: Make Your Own Sea Salt Spray

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Why spend $5-$25 on sea salt spray to achieve beachy waves when you can make it yourself in under 5 minutes for a fraction of the cost? ¬†Its super simple, which means even I can do it, so you can too! ¬†You will need a few items and I’m pretty sure 1 if not 2 of these items you already have.

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1. 1 Cup of water (you should have this at home)

2. 1 ¬†1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt (there’s a 50/50 chance you have this)

3. 1 Teaspoon of Hair Gel (there’s a pretty good chance you have this too, or you can be like me and steal it from your brothers bathroom…)¬†

4. A spray bottle ( you can pick one up from the drugstore for under $2 or be green and use an empty bottle)

5. A few drops of Argan Oil ***(this can be costly, see if a friend has some and ask to steal a few drops!)

 

Heat the water in the microwave or on the stove and add the salt, gel and argan oil and stir until dissolved.  Once the water has cooled pour it into your spray bottle.  I make sure before every use I give the bottle a good shake.  Its really that simple!!

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***¬†While it may seem counterproductive¬†the oil isn’t optional. ¬†This is what keeps the spray from making your¬†hair look dry and¬†feeling brittle and hay like. ¬†My hair is fine and leans towards oily but if you have dry or coarse hair you will need to add a little more. ***

 

Products Used::

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil $16-$96 

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July Hit and Misses

July went by super fast! I seriously cannot believe we are now in the month of August. On to my hit and misses for the month of July….

Hot Mama Shadow/Blush from the Balm $20.00

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I received this as a sample in my Birchbox several months ago. This blush is super pigmented (as are most Balm blushes) so be careful or you could end up looking like a clown and have to do some retouching. This blush is a peachy pink hue and has a touch of shimmer. It is advertised as a blush and eyeshadow in one. I have not used this as a eye shadow but I could see with a neutral eye this would be a showstopping accent in the crease or corner. I am excited to try it as an eye shadow and I love products that do more then one thing!

Equate Everyday Clean Dandruff Shampoo $3.44

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As a teen my hair was crazy, I had super oily hair that I had to wash everyday but I also had dandruff. Go figure… In the past six months or so my dandruff issues have come back to visit. I think it is related to hormones as I only seem to have this problem one week a month…. If you catch my drift…. I was using Head and Shoulders which worked great but I am always on the hunt for a bargain. The Equate (Walmart house brand) is $1.53 cheaper then the name brand and works just as well. Although this is advertised as a two in one shampoo and conditioner I found that my ends were getting dry. So I stated adding a deep conditioner or mask just to the ends of my hair after washing, it seems to have done the trick.

Organix Moroccan Penetrating Oil $5.74

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I think this hair oil is just a good Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum. And at a discount of $24.26 I will take the Organix! At target the Oragnix Moroccan Argan Oil is $5.74 for 3.3 ounces. The Josie Maran is $12.00 for .5 ounces, $30.00 for 2.0 ounces and $50.00 for 4.0 ounces. I have used both and I found that Oragnix works the same. A little goes as long way, I have been using this for over three months and I have barely put a dent in the bottle.

TRUE COLOR Eyeshadow Duo – Fiji Paradise in Sunkissed $3.49 Regularly $7.00

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I am rarely disappointed in Avon eyeshadows and this duo is no exception. I love the color combo of gold and coral. I have also used the lighter gold shade as a highlight and it looks amazing. These are creamy powders that apply easily with a brush or with your fingers. Love Love Love!!!

Charlotte Russe Layered Beads and Chains Necklace in Mint $6.oo

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I cannot go into Charlotte Russe without buying jewelry, I have tired many times and always walk out with something. I just can’t help it, they have on trend and classic styles at super affordable prices, I just can’t say no! Mint is totally in right now and I love how this necklace softly incorporates the on trend color with crystal and gold. Adore this necklace I wear it at least once a week.

Avon MagiX Illuminating Face Perfector $7.99 Regularly $10.00

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This product was a miss for me. I think for someone with drier or combination skin it would work well, but it did my super oily skin no favors. I did not really notice a reduction in the appearance of my pores but mostly my disappointment is that my skin was very greasy within a few hours of application. It did not do much of anything in keeping my oil under control.

What were your hits and misses from the month of July? Have you tried any of mine, if so what were your results? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter!!