WalMart Beauty Box Summer 2016

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Schwarzkopf Essence UltIme Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo seals-in hair color for anti-fading and provides deep nourishment. Get intensified shine and color luminosity and up to 85% less hair breakage and split ends. Essence Ultime contains a precious Ultime-4-Complex, a unique combination of pearl essence, panthenol, refined protein and keratin. Indulge your hair with luxurious care. $6.97 at Walmart 

Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Diamond Color Conditioner seals-in hair color for anti-fading and provides deep nourishment. Essence Ultime contains a precious Ultime-4-Complex, a unique combination of pearl essence, panthenol, refined protein and keratin. Indulge your hair with luxurious care. $6.97 at Walmart 

 

 

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When you have very dry, rough, irritated skin you need something that will moisturize to help it heal fast. In our Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented lotion, we’ve combined healing micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly and our highest levels of moisturizing glycerin. The result is a rich yet quick absorbing lotion that gives you intense moisturization. This lotion deeply moisturizes to heal very dry skin in only 5 days. It provides prescription strength moisturization without the prescription to restore soft, healthy looking skin. It’s also been awarded the U.S. National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance. With its seal of approval from the NEA, Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented Lotion is suitable to use as a daily moisturizer for people with eczema or sensitive skin. Apply Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented Lotion to your skin daily to heal dry skin. $5.84 at Walmart 

 

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America’s #1 Scrub gently cleans pores and helps stop breakouts before they occur.

St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Face Scrub:

  • St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub is made with 100% natural exfoliants
  • This face scrub helps prevent blemishes before they even occur
  • St. Ives Apricot Scrub is paraben free
  • This St. Ives face scrub will help instantly reveal radiant skin
  • This apricot scrub is dermatologist tested

$3.48 at Walmart

 

 

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For a bold, adventure-ready manicure, try Desert Rose, a coral and turquoise tribal nail art look. Coconut Nail Art by Incoco delivers effortless nail art without the mess, hassle, and dry time of liquid polish.

Coconut Nail Art by Incoco Nail Polish Strips:

  • 12 double-ended strips per set for a perfect fit
  • Instant, beautiful, nail art design
  • Self-stick strips includes base, color, and top coats
  • Up to 10-14 days of wear
  • Remove with nail polish remover

$4.97 at Walmart 

 

 

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  • Top Notes: Honey, Apricot Middle Notes: Saffron, Orchid, Belladona Base Notes: Incense, Musk

$24.87 at Walmart

 

 

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Arm And Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Toothpaste, Fresh Mint – 4.3 Oz, 3 Pack – Helps to remove stains, improve enamel strength, restore gloss and luster. – Arm and Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Toothpaste, Clean Mint

  • Arm and Hammer Truly RadiantTM toothpaste is the only toothpaste with baking soda, peroxide and Active Calcium.
  • Remove stains.
  • Improve enamel strength.
  • Restore gloss and luster.
  • Baking soda.
  • Active Calcium Peroxide.
  • Fluoride cavity protection.
  • Unsurpassed enamel strengthening.

$3.48 at Walmart

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 😦 ) 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

 

 

July Favorites 2014

Its that time of month…

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Lips: NYX Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler.  This is a gorgeous red orange color, but its totally wearable.  The Butter Gloss formula is amazing and it feels so good on the lips and it smells like sugar!

 

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Lovely By Sarah Jessica Parker I have wanted to try this perfume mostly because the bottle was pretty and I liked the name! I saw this at my local Ross deeply discounted and knew that the time was right!  This perfume smells heavenly!  My sister said it reminded her of a grandma perfume but I think it smells like a sophisticated  lady, so therefore I shall wear it. This is a blend of mandarin, rosewood, lavender, apple martini, and bergamot. Sooo Good!!

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High Beam by Benefit I’ve been mixing a little bit of this highlighter in with my foundation and it makes me look amazing!  When I use a heaver full coverage foundation I add just a few drops and it gives my skin a glowy effect but not shimmery.  You know the difference 🙂  perfect for late summer nights out! I’m recycling an old pictures but you can see High Beam below.

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Nellie and Bea from Julep

I’m loving this color combo!  I added it to my toes and I’ve gotten nothing but compliments!  These two colors are the perfect summer combo.

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Melaleuca Lip Balm- in Sugar and Spice

The consistence of this balm reminds me of fresh Sugar balms.  Its super soft so I don’t recommending leaving them anywhere they will get overheated as they will melt.  I thought you could buy this product without being a member but I can seem to be able to directly order from their site.  I have seen this brand on ebay and amazon or you could find a distributor in your area.

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Stila One Step Correct  I’ve never been in love with a primer before I think this may be it!  I will be giving a full review this week so stay tuned!

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What were your favorites from the moth of July? Let me know! 

 

 

Ipsy July 2014

Today is Ipsy Day!  I actually got my Ipsy bag before I got my Birchbox, but Ipsy got lost under a pile of clothes…. #LifeProblems

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Alright first off, I’m really not impressed this month 😦  Usually Ipsy beats out Birchbox or its a tie but this month Birchbox beat Ipsy by quite a bit… So lets see what I was not impressed with…

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I have gotten quite a few Elizabeth Mott products from Ipsy, I feel like every month I get something from Be A Bombshell or Elizabeth Mott or both!  I like diversity… this is the Tints and Sass Fabulous Lip and Cheeks Stain in Cherry.  The color is nice and looks very similar to the Benefit Benetint in Rose.  I will have to swatch them side by side and see if they are similar.  Out of all of the products this is probably what I’m most excited to try and as a full size item it more then pays for the Ipsy monthly subscription so I guess I shouldn’t complain about not liking my bag that much…

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Up next is an acne spot treatment from Clear Clinics Laboratories called Vanished. This is a new brand for me, but I have sooo many acne spot treatments in my bathroom its ridiculous! I opened this up and was hit with a very strong odor of Alcohol, like super strong, not crazy about putting that on my face… But I will give it a try and let you know the results.

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This is probably what I’m least excited about.  This is a nail polish from the brand Models Own which is also new to me.  Looking at their website, I like a lot of the polishes they have but I’m not a fan of the one I was sent.  It is the shade called “Red Sea-Splash”  It is definitely something I would have to layer over another color as I think it looks a little weird on my bare nail in the picture.

imageUp next is a product from bareMinerals.  It is the 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15.  That is a mouthful and I’m surprised they were able to get that all on this teeny tiny tube! This Cream promises 5 benefits (so there for its a BB cream?!  I’m getting a little irritated with all the products with double letters, like they’re supposed to be better.  But that’s for another post however before I step off my soapbox I would like to say that I really feel for the letter A, we have BB, DD, CC…). The five benefits are  12-hour long-wearing color, Super-charged primer, Powerful brightening benefits, Smooths fine lines and Protects with SPF.  This product comes in 10 neutral shades and I can’t find a shade anywhere on my little sample.  According the Ipsy site, I would have gotten either Divine Wine or Barely Nude.  Looking online I think out of those two colors I have Divine Wine.

 

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Lastly is a Sunscreen from pur-lisse.  I have fair skin and I live in the sunny state of Florida so I use sunscreen on a daily basis.  That being said my face is very sensitive to sunscreen and I’ve only found a few that don’t sting my face or cause me to break out.  And according to this packaging this was developed for normal-dry skin.  I am not normal (skin or otherwise) and I am nowhere dry, I’m super oily.  So… I don’t think I will be able to use this at all.

Products Mentioned:: 

Ipsy Subscription for $10.00 a month 

Elizabeth Mott Tints and Sass Fabulous Lip and Cheek Stain in Cherry- $22.99

Benefit Benetint in Rose- $30.00

Clear Clinic Laboratories Vanished- $35.00

Models Own Nail Polish in “Red Sea-Splash”- $5.00

bareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow-$18.00

Pur-Lisse pur~protect spf 30-$55.00

 

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July 2014 Birchbox

Its that time again!  I feel like birchbox has really stepped up their game with the past few boxes.  I have been getting more products and bigger sizes… Good for you Birchbox!

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So lets take a peek into what this Health themed box holds for me today…

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As you can see lots of goodies!  Alright first off

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We have this Ruffian nail polish from their Rapture collection in the shade Ambrosia.  Birchbox started offering something new to their subscribers this past month were you  get to choose one of your samples and/or shade!  I was super excited about that as one of the two samples was something I already had (Cynthia Rowley lip gloss) and in the Rapture Collection there are three colors and two were similar to shades I already own.  I don’t have anything like this metallic purple so I’m excited to give it a try on my nails this weekend!

Also included as a bonus is a Ruffian Acetone-free towelette to remove the polish, Thanks Birchbox!

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Next are these two cute little sample pots of Beauty Protector Protect and Treat Mask.  I like the Beauty Protector line so I’m excited to try this and it smells amazing like the rest of the line.  I think I could get 2-3 uses out of every pot so I think I should be able to give a pretty solid review on this hair mask.

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Ok Birchbox, one complaint for this box…I feel like I always get a lotion and it takes me forever to get through even sample sizes!  So if we could lay off of that for a few months that would be super nice.  But, this Naobay Body Radiance Lotion does have a nice scent and I will add it to my collection on my desk at work.

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Isn’t this little Posiebalm from Benefit the cutest thing! Why is it that women (well at least me…) have a fit when something is in a small package?  This lip balm is just so cute in its little package!  This is a mango butter balm that has a very sheer wash of pink.  I swiped it on as soon as I got it out of its packaging and its been on for about 30 minutes and is still moisturizing.

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Lasty is the most intriguing product in this months box.  It is the Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel.  The card says that this is an acid free peel that gently exfoliates for softer, smoother, brighter skin instantly… We shall see, I hope I can get a few uses out of this bottle so I can give a true review.

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Ok so if you are not on board with Birchbox what are you waiting for?!  One of the reasons I keep coming back to Birchbox is their  points system where you use your points to buy products in the Shop. You can get points a few different ways: One is by referring people (50 points),  buying products in the shop (1 point for every $1 spent), and by reviewing the products you received in your box (10 points for each review).  And… 100 points=$10.  So with a little math you can see that if you review all your products every month, you will get, on average, $5 in points a month.  I like to look at that as getting my box for half price!

Products Mentioned::

Birchbox Subscription- $10.00 a month 

Ruffian Nail Lacquer in Ambrosia- $11.00

Ruffian Dressing Room Nail Lacquer Remover Towelettes- $12.00

Beauty Protector Protect and Treat Hair Mask- $25.95

Naobay Body Radiance Lotion- $24.00

Benefit Posiebalm- $18.00

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel-$48.00

Sephora Favorites Summer Stash

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Sephora Favorites SummerStash retails for $45.00(Total Value is listed at $123.00)  and includes….

– 0.049 oz Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Kitten 

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– 0.08 oz Nars Travel Size Laguna Bronzing Powder 

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– 0.095 oz Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape 

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– 0.27 oz Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer in Mermaid’s Dream 

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– 0.018 oz Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in 12L 

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– 0.08 oz Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss in New Wave with Lip Brush 

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– 0.23 oz Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer in Venus 

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– 0.5 oz Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray 

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– 0.09 oz Marc Jacobs Mini Lash Lifter Mascara in Blacquer 

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Full Size Info::

Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Kitten $32.00

Nars Laguna Bronzing Powder $38.00

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape $22.00

Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer in Mermaid Dream $20.00

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in 12L metallic teal blue $19.00

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss in New Wave $18.00

Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer in Venus $28.00

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray $30.00

Marc Jacobs Lash Lifter Mascara in Blackquer $26.00 

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Ipsy March 2014

So Sorry for the long hiatus… But life happens!  On to what I got in my March Ipsy bag, and guess what guys?   I took pictures and swatches and my I lost the pics so you will just have to content yourself with stock photos.  I know, I know I’m a horrible blogger…..

 

Alrighty, first off, this is a very unique bag… very unique, ok, enough about the bag. Lets get to the goodies inside!!

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First thing I see is BareMinerals Lipstick!! I had a sample of the Marvelous Moxie lipstick that I used once, fell in love with and then left in my car in the Florida heat.  So obviousness, I no longer have the lipstick so I was excited to get another one and I love the color ‘Get Ready’!

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Up next is a nail polish Nicole for OPI in a Mint Green and with texture.  First off, I think I have at least two if not three other polishes in a similar shade.  And really the only “texture” I like on my nails is glitter.  I’m willing to give this a try but right now, I’m not super excited.

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Next is an eye shadow quad from one of my favorite brands discovered via Ipsy, Be…a bombshell.   The teal is a  little brighter,  then a color I would usually wear but I was impressed with the pigmentation and I will put up a look in a few days using this quad.  Be…a bombshell has yet to disappoint!

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Last I have a primer from Pixi Beauty.   I have been impressed with other Pixi Beauty products that I have used and I love me a good primer.  Look for a review to follow!

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