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

Ipsy May 2016

 


 

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Its that time!  Time to pop open the pretty pink package and see what Ipsy has for me this month.

 

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Love this bag!  It is so cute 🙂

 

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Hanalei Lip Treatment $25.00 (full size product) 

Ipsy Says::

WHY WE ❤ THIS BRAND: Bringing you the benefits of Hawaii’s rare Kukui Nut, Hanalei creates one-of-a-kind products to heal and protect against dryness.

WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: This rejuvenating Lip Treatment will make your chapped lips a thing of the past. Using Kukui Nut oil, antioxidants, agave and grapeseed oil, your lips will be smooth and moisturized in no time!

Lara Says::

This is a new brand to me and I’m guessing by the name based in Hawaii as I’m pretty sure hanalei means to make a lei.  (Update:: I was right! ) This has a nice sweet scent and feels great on my lips!

** 30% off your online purchase with the code HANALEI30 **

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NoTS 28 Remedy Acne Pore Deep Cleanser $32.00 (full size) 

WHY WE ❤ THIS BRAND: We all know that Korea has some of the best kept skincare secrets. And now NoTS is bringing some of them to you with their line of natural products straight from the skincare mother-land!

WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: Bubbles in this gentle cleanser burst to invigorate your skin, while cleaning out pores and hydrating skin. It works great on acne-prone skin and is gentle enough to use everyday.

Lara Says::

The main acne fighting ingredient in this cleanser is salicylic acid.  Apparently this is Koran brand and is available in North America via Amazon!  I’m curious to see what else they offer…

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Smashbox X- Rated Mascara $22.00 (Full Size) 

Ispy Says::

WHY WE ❤ THIS BRAND: Created by pros for pros! Their innovative products leave you looking and feeling flawless, whether you’re on-the-go or on set.

WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: Smashbox is back at it again! This triple threat brush isolates and magnifies each lash, while applying its fiber-loaded formula. The result? Sky-high and defined lashes in just one swipe. Bonus: the formula is clump, flake and smudge-proof!

Lara Says::

I have not tried this mascara before and if I’m remembering correctly when this first came out I read mixed reviews.  I will report back!

** 15% off your first online purchase on Smashbox.com with the code IPSY15 **

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Slmissglam Small Contour W07  Brush (unable to find this brush by itself on the site)

Ipsy Says::

WHY WE ❤ THIS BRAND: Makeup artist and beauty blogger turned makeup brush designer! SLMissGlam is our #WCW of makeup tools. She created a line of super cute brushes marked with her signature style.

WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: This small rounded brush is the perfect size to bring anywhere and can be used in a million and one ways. Plus, it’s freakin’ ador2able!

Lara Says::

I love getting brushes from Ipsy because I’ve loved all of them!  This one is soft and I can’t wait to use it.  And I mean come on its pink and gold 🙂

** Use the code SLIPSY25 to receive 25% off your online shopping excursion ** 

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BellaPierre Cosmetics Nude Gel Lip Liner Pencil $18.00 

Ispy Says::

WHY WE ❤ THIS BRAND: Known for their mineral beauty products, BelláPierre Cosmetics enhances natural beauty with pure mineral products.

WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: Prep your lips for spring parties with this waterproof, smooth gel lip liner pencil. This creamy liner’s versatile shade can be worn with your fave lippies or by itself.

Lara Says::

I have gotten a lip liner from this brand before and I really liked it so I’m very happy with this!

** Save your wallet some money with the code IPSYMAY2016 **

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April 2016 Birchbox

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Lets see what my Birchbox this month is holding… 

 

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Marcelle 3-in1- Micellar Solution – Removes makeup, cleanses skin, and smoothes irritation with natural ingredients like aloe and cucumber.

^ I think I have a smaller size sample of this somewhere… will report back!

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Full size $21.00

Dr. Jart+ Liftra Contour Cream – This high-tech, first-of-its-kind, collagen-producing cream visibly firms, lifts and plumps skin.

^ Interesting concept but with such a tiny sample I don’t think I’ll be able to report back any miraculous results.

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Full size $60.00

 

Laura Geller New York Baked-Blush-n-Brighten – Baked from liquid pigments, this blush-highlighter combo delivers a natural-looking flush.

^ This was my sample choice as I’ve wanted to try these baked blushes from Laura Geller for awhile.  The shade I received is Tropic Hues.

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Full size $28.00

 

Parlor by Jeff Chastain Volumizing Lifting Spray – This innovative body-enhancing spray uses marshmallow root to give locks instant volume and lift.

^Always up for a good product to give volume and lift to my fine, flat hair.

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Full size $24.00

 

Tocca Creama da Mano- Giulietta – Loaded with natural botanicals, this green apple and pink tulip lotion absorbs in a flash.

^ I like getting small hand creams to keep on my desk at work or throw in a bag.  Bonus this scent is lovely. 🙂

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Full size $20.00

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Jeff Parlor Spray $24.00 for 4.9 oz; Sample size is 1 oz = $4.89

Tocca Hand Cream $10 for 2 oz; Sample size is 1 oz = $5.00

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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!

April 2016 Ipsy Bag

 

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Its time for the familiar pink package!

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tarte LipSurgence™ lip crème in ‘Wonder’  Full size is $24.00 which is 0.01 oz of product.  The sample size is 0.056 oz which means value is at $1.34!

Price of Ipsy $10.00

Value of Sample $1.34

Value of Ipsy Bag $1.34

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** Get 20% off the tarte website with the code IPSYAPR

 

Trust Fund Beauty That Glo Tho Face Highlighter this is a full size product worth $20 so that is double the value paid right there!

Price of Ipsy $10.00

Value of Sample $20.00

Value of Ispy Bag $21.34

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Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush 522 this is a full size brush ( and ohh my gosh sooo soft!) the value is $24.00

Price of Ipsy $10.00

Value of Sample $24.00

Value of Ispy Bag $45.34

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** Use code IPSYDREAM for 30% off 

pur~lisse Beauty Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask & Blue Lotus + Seaweed Sheet Mask I love sheet masks and I got two! These retail on these are $8.00 each so that is $16.00

Price of Ipsy $10.00

Value of Sample $16.00

Value of Ispy Bag $61.34

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** 30% off with the code IPSYLOTUS30

 

REN Skincare Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream The full size product is $45.00 for 1.7 oz.  My sample size is 1.02 so I’m going to say this is worth 41.00

Price of Ipsy $10.00

Value of Sample $41.00

Value of Ispy Bag $102.34

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** Use the code IPSY20 to save 20% off your online buy 

 

This is buy far the most value for money return on a bag. I’ve most excited for the sheet masks and the brush but overall I will get use out of everything that I got!

Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! 

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!  

Ipsy December 2014

Beauty without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser

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Beauty Without Cruelty 3% A.H.A. Facial Cleanser is a lightly-foaming, soap-free cleanser that removes dead surface skin cells, daily impurities, and excess oil without over-cleaning your skin. Nature’s own alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) gently and deeply clean and actively clarify your skin without disturbing it’s natural balance. Pure premium Oshadhi aroma-therapeutic essential oils tone, condition, and calm, leaving your skin clean, clear, and refreshed.

Cailyn Cosmetics Just Mineral Eye Polish in Orchid 

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Made with 100% raw mineral powder, this highly pigmented satiny powder not only colors your eyes with shimmery, gorgeous hues, but is also safe to wear long hours. The easy to use built-in sponge tip allows smooth application and seamless blending of colors. Whether you want to give a subtle wash of color or go for dramatic smokey makeup, CAILYN Just Mineral Eye Polish will be a girl’s best friend.

NYX Butter Lip Balm  in Marshmallow

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Dip your lips in a sheer wash of color with NYX Butter Lip Balm. One swipe leaves dry lips feeling supple and hydrated. This Buttery Lip Balm is addictively soft and scrumptious and perfect for adding a subtle hint of color for a naturally flirtatious pout. Apply directly to bare lips or apply it over lip liner for more intense color.

Sexy Hair 450 Blow out Heat Defense Blow Dry Spray

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Protect those tresses! Sexy Hair’s 450° Blow Out Heat Defense Blow Dry Spray protects hair from heat damage up to 450°F. In addition to outstanding thermal protection, it also conditions for smooth, sleek styles, detangles for improved manageability and strengthens hair. Helps to decrease blow dry time and adds weightless shine.

Tarte Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara 

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Like a pushup bra for your lashes, tarte’s best-selling mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes and conditions to deliver a 330% increase in lash volume instantly. The high-performance formula is also infused with naturally-derived olive esters to help nourish and protect lashes.

This Ipsy Bag is worth $37.81!

Full Size Info and Coupon Codes:: 

Beauty without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser    15% off any purchase with the code CGWXUYET $11.95 Full Size (sample size worth $2.81)

Cailyn Cosmetics Just Mineral Eye Polish  Free Gift and 20% off any purchase with code IPSYCAILYN $15.00 Full Size included in Bag

NYX Butter Lip Balm    25% off NYX Glam Collection with code NYXGLITZ $4.00 Full Size included in Bag

Sexy Hair 450 Blow out Heat Defense Blow Dry Spray   20% off with the code IPSY or Text keyword IPSY to 33233 to get a better deal! $18.95 Full Size (sample size worth $7.67)

Tarte Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara  20% off with the code IPSYDEC   $20.00 Full size (sample size worth $8.33)

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