Friday, September 5, 2014

AUGUST LIP MONTHLY BAG

Lip Monthly is a company totally new to me. I haven't seen too many people talk about the company. However, the ones that I have seen talk about it have negative things to say. Most people would stay away from a company that sends out lip products from 2008 (Mary-Kate and Ashley lip glosses), I on the other hand dive right in. I really just wanted to see if it was as bad as people were saying. I mean the concept is great, 4-5 lip products in each bag for $10.00 a month. It sounds like a steal. Especially when you can get your first bag for $6.99. 

So here is what was in my first Lip Monthly bag.








When I first opened the bag I was terribly disappointed, because 3 of the 5 products were from the same company (a company I have never heard of, with drugstore prices). I was still pretty disappointed until I swatched the products. I have to say that after swatching them that I am not as disappointed. I'm pretty pumped about the Pixi shadow pen because I love stick cream shadows! Still, I cancelled my subscription from Lip Monthly after just this one bag because I feel like they need more time to grow, and I don't want to waste my time waiting for that to happen. I need variety in my subscription bags. 

For $6.99 I would say try it out, see what you think. It was definitely better than my Ipsy bag, and cheaper!

<3 Julie

Thursday, September 4, 2014

AUGUST IPSY BAG

I'm super late getting this up, but August has been a hectic month. Has it been one for you too?


This has got to be the worst Ipsy bag I've ever received! 
The only thing I even like is the Urban Decay mascara, but the sample is tiny. Luckily I got another sample of it, so I can try it out for a bit. 
The lip balm would be nice if I liked apple scents. 
The primer is decent, I'll try it, but I don't wear primers normally which is what I tell Ipsy every time I take a stupid quiz. 
The eyeliner is too tiny to even try. I throw my eyeliners out when they get that small. This one is starting out that small. RIDICULOUS! 
I don't even want to get started on the blushes, but seriously who uses a blush brush that small? I would definitely have preferred to get one blush that what twice the size.


Ipsy better step up their game, or they will be OUT!

Do you get Ipsy? What were your thoughts? Am I being too hard on Ipsy?

<3 Julie

Sunday, August 31, 2014

HAVE YOU HEARD OF GLAMBOT? BUY HIGH END MAKEUP AT A DISCOUNT OR SELL YOUR USED MAKEUP!

So a few weeks ago I stumbled upon the site GLAMBOT and I wanted to see if anyone else has heard of/used this website. I saw a couple YouTube videos after searching and the videos seemed to have a positive outlook on Glambot. So I'm going to give it a go myself.

Here's what it's all about. It's a website where you can sell your new or USED high end makeup...I'll give you a minute to process.........I was beyond thrilled with the idea of this site. Who (in the beauty world) doesn't have makeup just laying around that they don't use anymore. I know I have a ton. I'm NOT one of those girls that will return something to Sephora after using it for a couple weeks. I wish I was because I would have a lot let useless makeup laying around. Anyway, I went through some of my makeup and pulled out some items from brands that they currently buy.

Here's what I'm sending them.


I will make a post after I get the buying offer from Glambot and let you know what all this is valued at and how my experience went!

Want to sell your makeup too?
Go to Glambot.
Go to the SELL tab and request a shipping label.
Check to see which brand they are currently buying.
Package your stuff up and ship it.
Once glambot receives your package they will send you an offer.
You can either accept the offer or you can pay for them to send the makeup back to you.
It's that simple!


<3 Julie

Sunday, August 10, 2014

INFLUENSTER AVEENO VOXBOX

I recently received the Aveeno Voxbox from Influenster. 

Influenster is a company that sends out products (for free) to influential people (Bloggers, YouTubers, ect.). You don't have to even have a large following to qualify for review programs. The other important aspect of influenster is the reviews. It's a great place to go to look for reviews on products you are interested in trying. If you want to qualify for a review program, you need to be active on the site (writing reviews, asking questions, participating in surveys, ect.). You are not guaranteed to qualify, but the more you participate on Influenster, the better your chance.



In my Voxbox, I received the Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector. I was super excited about getting this item. I have some dark spots on my face, as well as some old acne spots, and some cheek redness. 


This product smells great, and it feels really good on the skin. It feels almost cooling. I have to be honest though, I haven't seen much of a difference in my skin. I think the main problem is that my expectations were way too high. I've never tried a tone correcting product so I didn't know what to expect other than what the product claims. I've seen a bit of a difference in a couple of my dark spots, but not much else. I plan to keep using it to see if with more time there is more of a change.

I think that if you have minor skin issues that this product may work for you. I would definitely say give it a try.

<3 Julie

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

HAUL

I did a little shopping recently and got some good buys that I wanted to share. I went to Ulta, mostly because I had got an email to get a free deluxe sample of the new Urban Decay Perversion mascara, but of course that's not all I left with.


Pretty much everything I bought was buy one get on 50% off with the exception of the Essence express dry drops. If you haven't heard of these before, you need to look next time you're in Ulta. These drops are amazing. They dry your nail polish in seconds, and this bottle only costs around $2.

I have heard a lot of good things about the Not Your Mother's Beach Babe line, and have like everything I've tried from the other lines, so I thought I would give this line a try. I haven't tried it yet, but can do a review if I really love it. 

I've tried a lot of products from the Organix line, and have liked most of them, but this shampoo and conditioner are amazing! I absolutely love the scent of these. That is basically the only reason I purchased, because I already have 3 sets of shampoo and conditioner currently in my shower. 


I went in to Nordstrom Rack (my absolute favorite store) and picked up a few goodies! The eyeshadow is just a single insert eyeshadow for some type of pallet. I plan just to depot it into one of my empty pallets. It was on clearance for $1.97, and who can't use another champagne eyeshadow! 

   Then I found this simple silver hoops from TOPSHOP on clearance for $2.97 from $16.00, so of course I had to get those.

My final buy was a total impulse buy. It's a Kate Spade bow necklace that was marked down to $35.00. Normally I wouldn't spend that much on a necklace, but I have been wanting a Kate Spade necklace for the longest time, but can't justify the normally $70 price tag. I have been wearing this necklace pretty much non stop, so I'm totally getting my money's worth out of it!



<3 Julie

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

JULY IPSY BAG

It's that time again! My July Ipsy bag is here.
This month's theme is Sensationally Sun Kissed.
How cute is this Ipsy Bag! 
The neon pink would be enough for me to love it, but then they throw in that adorable scalloped edge and I'm in love! 


Be Fine Daily Moisturizer
Whet Nail Lacquer in Facetious
Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow
Pixi Tinted Lip Balm in Unique Pink
Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil


First Swatch: Ignore, this will be on another post.
Second Swatch: Bare Minerals Cream Eyeshadow just swatched.
.Third Swatch:Bare Minerals Cream Eyeshadow blended.
Fourth Swatch: Pixi Lip Balm which has basically no color.

I'm really excited to try the Bare Minerals BB Eyeshadow, but that's about it. This bag is probably the worst one I've ever got. I know they can't all be winners, and I don't mind a sucky bag once in awhile.  With that said, I've tried quite a few subscription services and so far for the money, Ipsy is the best. 

I've tried:
Birchbox
Ipsy
MyGlamBag (yes I know it's Ipsy now, but I tried it when it was MyGlamBag and quickly cancelled)
GlossyBox
Julep
Lip Monthly (I will be getting my first box in August)

Ipsy gives you a wide range of products, and this month's bag aside, you usually get one to two full size products.

Interested in Ipsy? Try it NOW!!

What subscription services have you tried and what have you thought of them? Which is your favorite?


<3 Julie

Sunday, July 20, 2014

EBATES

Have you guys heard of Ebates? 
I remember hearing about it a while back and thinking it was probably some scam. I mean getting paid for shopping online...HELLO DREAM JOB! Well I looked into it more recently and it's actually legit. All you have to do is go to their website first, and then find the store you plan to shop from and click their link. You then earn a percentage of the total order. For instance, I just placed and order from Old Navy and I'll be getting 2% back, which is $1.48. Now I know that doesn't seem like much, but when you shop online as much as I do, it adds up. My last Ebates check was for $8.05. and I'm already at $5.35 for my next one. They have deals sometimes where the percentage will increase. I know a while back I got like 8% for my order at Nordstrom. Anyway, if you do a lot of shopping online, I would definitely recommend Ebates. If you're interested, here is a link to sign up! 


<3 Julie