June Birchbox 2016

 

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LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in Haute Cocoa — $10.00

From Birchbox brand LOC, this creaseless, waterproof shadow doubles as a long lasting liner

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Nuxe Reve deMiel Facial Cleansing and Makeup Removing Gel– $19.00

This French multitasker dissolves dirt, oil and makeup while soothing and softening skin.

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The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick Raisin the Roof–$14.95

This stick boasts a soft, sweet tint and moisturizes lips with good for you ingredients.

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Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer — $21.00

Packed with antioxidants and humectants, this rich formula works as both a mask and a daily moisturizer.

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Davines Authentic  Cleansing Nectar Hair/Body– $28.50

This nourishing shampoo-meets-body -wash uses organic oils to cleanse and hydrate from head to toe.

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Bonus Davines Authentic Moisturizing Balm Face/Body/Hair– $26.50

We’ve added in this tree in one balm that conditions hair, nourishes skin and even removes makeup.

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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 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 🙂

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?! 🙂

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 !!!!

 

Click here to get your own Walmart Beauty Box!  

Winter 2014 Walmart Beauty Box

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Its Walmart Beauty Box time!  If you recall I wrote a post in October for the Fall edition of this $5.00 beauty box.   Click here to sign up to get your very own box, they come out 4 times a year in coordination with the seasons

Whats in the box…

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$1.oo off coupon for Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder

Lara Says:: I love love love this powder, I am very happy to get this coupon!

Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off Make-up Removal Cloths

Lara Says:: I really like my Yes to Grapefruit make up wipes but I’m willing to give these a try.

Jergen BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Lara Says:: I have heard a lot of people say that they love this lotion but I’ve never tried it, more then happy to give it a go! 

L’Oreal Oleo Therapy Oil Infused Shampoo and Conditioner

Lara Says:: I am on a no buy for hair products, I have sooo many samples that I need to get through so I’m adding this to my little stash.

Nivea Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

Lara Says:: This sample is teeny tiny so I don’t know if I’ll be able to give a full report on whether or not I like it.

Maybelline Color Sensation The Buffs Lip Color in Maple Kiss

Lara Says:: This looks like a nice neutral color and it is a full size so I’m happy with it!

My box this season come in at a little over double the amount I paid for it at $11.51

Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder:: $8.99 (Coupon in box worth $1.oo)

Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off Make-up Removal Cloths:: $3.97 for 25 (7 cloths in box worth $1.11)

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream:: $11.97 for 7.5 oz (1 oz in box worth $1.59)

L’Oreal Oleo Therapy Oil Infused Shampoo:: $5.97 for 8.5 oz (2 oz in box worth $1.40)

L’Oreal Oleo Therapy Oil Infused Conditioner:: $5.97 for 8.5 oz (2 oz in box worth $1.40)

Nivea Cocoa Butter Body Lotion:: $4.97 for 16.9 oz (.14 oz in box worth $0.04)

Maybelline Color Sensation The Buffs Lip Color in Maple Kiss:: $4.97 Full size in box

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

 

 

October 2014 Birchbox

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Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

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Weightless spray in the brands’s signature Obliphica Scent that refreshes hair sans residue.

Lara Says: Y’all know I’m obsessed with dry shampoo and I’ve written numerous reviews on this blog about the different ones I’ve tried so… Needless to say I am quite happy to give this a whirl and you can be sure I’ll let you know my thoughts!  And the packaging is soo cute!

Brant pores no more vacuum cleaner

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Award winning gel that degunks pores for fewer blackheads and smoother skin

Lara Says:  Umm… this sounds amazing!  If I wasn’t wearing a full face of makeup and have meetings for work today, I would totally put this all over right now and let you know the results.

Lord&Berry Paillettes Glitter Eye Pencil in Black

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This blendable pencil from the UK brand is studded with bits of silver shimmer

Lara Says: I received a Lord & Berry Liner in an Ipsy bag and I’ve used it a few times and I like it.   Think this is even better because it has glitter in it!!

Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Melon

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This ultrashiney formula acts as a lip gloss, lip primer, lipstick, and liner all in one.

Lara Says: I love the Mally Mascara so when I had the chance to choose one of my samples this month and saw this I knew that was what I wanted.  First off, I love the color and it smells like sweet tarts!  So far after wearing for about 20 minutes it still feels moisturizing on my lips.

Skin and Co Sicilian Light Serum

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Rich in vitamin C, this treatment boosts collagen, evens skin tone and minimizes wrinkles.

Lara Says: I put a tiny drop of this on the back of my hand and absorbed quite quickly and let my skin feeling very soft and silky.  I will definitely be using this on my face and let you know.

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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::

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo  $21

Brant pores no more vacuum cleaner  $45

Lord&Berry Paillettes Glitter Eye Pencil in Black  $18

Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Melon  $20

Skin and Co Sicilian Light Serum  $47

Birchbox September 2014

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So strange but I had issues with both Ipsy and Birchbox this month.  If you remember I was missing a sample from my Ipsy and the box I received from Birchbox is totally different from what they show online.  That is not a problem as I don’t have issues with what I received its just weird that both of my subscriptions were messed up this month!

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Davines Oi Oil:  Lightweight, antioxidant-rick serum that tames frizz, ups shine and prevents breakage.

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Lara Says:  Because Birchbox is so awesome they also included samples of Oi Shampoo and Conditioner (which don’t count as my samples) Smells heavenly, I’ll let you know what I think! And this is a big sample size great job so far Birchbox… 🙂

Dr. Jart+ BB Black Label Detox: The Korean brand’s tinted cream brightens, blocks UV rays and calms blemish-prone skin.

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Lara Says: I didn’t detect any smell and as you can see on my hand the cream blended in perfectly.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit: UK favorite that uses a two-step ritual to purify and exfoliate.

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Lara Says: I have received this in another birchbox and I still haven’t tried it!  Bad Beauty Blogger…  I for sure will be giving this a try and this is also a generous sample size.

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Honey Nectar: Dual-purpose lip balm that hydrates with shea butter while giving lips a pretty wash of color.

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Lara Says: I have never used any lip products from Pixi so I’m looking forward to giving this a try.  I put it on my lips and they feel very moisturized.

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream: This all-over hydrator heals and softens everything from rough heels to chapped lips.

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Lara Says: This smells strongly of Camphor which honestly I don’t mind but some may find it offensive.  My lips are in constant need of moisturizing so I will put this to work.

 

Product Information—

Davines Oi Oil  $41.00

Davines Oi Shampoo  $26.00

Davines Oi Conditioner  $32.00

Dr. Jart+ BB Black Label Detox  $36.00

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit  $24.50

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Honey Nectar  $8.00

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream  $16.00

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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!