Wednesday, September 26, 2012

June Beauty Box Five w/ Product Reviews & $10 Vitacost coupon

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$12 a month (or less if you pay for 3, 9 or 12 months at one time) You not only get your money's worth, but I love the mix of luxe brands with lesser known but still fabulous companies. I'm also a fan of how they include natural cosmetics and skincare that folks who are used to doing all of their shopping at Sephora may not be aware of. Smaller company does not mean not as good- often it's better than a lot of the big name products on the market! (For instance Everyday Minerals......) What's also great is that you get introduced to quality products that don't cost an arm and a leg- the mineral makeups and the Blum products are awesome yet also affordable- something that is a sometimes difficult to locate combo. Beauty for the discerning maiden on a budget :-)

Everyday MineralsEveryday Minerals makes handmade vegan mineral cosmetics that seriously kick Bare Essentials ass! I first heard of them 2 or 3 years ago when I started using their fabulous finely milled eyeshadows. Then I fell in love with their foundation minerals. You can even try before you buy HERE by picking out 7 different samples to figure out the best shade for you! They have 4 different foundation types available so this is the perfect way to not only find your perfect shade but also your perfect finish. Their mineral foundation is seriously way better than many of the big name brands, extremely finely milled, long lasting, buildable and with a light, natural feel that leaves you glowing. They now have a jojoba based foundation that I just MUST try. I reviewed their shadows on my blog some time back HERE

Everyday Minerals Girl Friday Blush- is a lovely, whisper light blush that's perfect for the blushaphobics out there. It gives a little extra rosiness to the cheeks without being heavy or obvious. 
Value $10.99

 I previously reviewed the Comodynes travel face wipe towelettes HERE. They specialize in travel friendly skincare options, a jet setter's dream! I am absolutely grabbing some of these the next time I take a trip to pick my face up off the floor after a long flight or drive.

New Egg has them for about $10 less than Sephora or Ulta through the link below.
Comodynes EP-24 Facial Peeling Towelettes (24 Pack) Comodynes EP-24 Facial Peeling Towelettes (24 Pack)
FOR A FRESH NEW FACE WITH AN EASY PEELING TOWELETTE YOUR SKIN BREATHS Eliminates dead cells, deeply cleanses pores and leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and renewed. Purifies your skin and boosts the action of your treatment cream and self-tanning products. DOUBLE EXFOLIATION Mechanical exfoliation: its texture with detoxifying microsphere, cleanses and eliminates impurities. Biological exfoliation: lasting action, its formula contains active natural ingredients to accelerate skin renovation. NO RINSING, NO TRACES, NO FUSS Use once or twice a week, messaging gently onto dry skin, with special attention to the forehead, nose and chin areas. No need to rinse and does not leave traces. Suitable for use on body Easy peeling maximizes the results of tanning towelettes, ensuring a more even, lasting tan. Self-Tanning gives a natural colour for face and body in just 3 hours. Use of one towelette every 4 days gives great skin tone all year round. Application: Massage on dry skin, especially forehead, nose an Type: Makeup remover Scent: Unscented Color: As Shown Color Mapping: Bronze Gender: Unisex Age: Adult Form: Towel Item Count: 24

Comodynes Easy Peeling Towelette
Value $1.62

These are what is currently in my purse. I love the snap shut plastic case, normally my blotting papers get destroyed after a week or two in the purse of death and I have to put them into a ziploc bag, but this little case makes that a problem of the past. Since they don't have talc on them like so many blotting papers do, they pick up the oil without leaving any streaking on your makeup. I am so happy to discover that Blum makes these! And the price? Even Sephora's store brand tissues are twice that much.  Want to try them for free? Vitacost has the entire Blum line and if you use THIS LINK you get a $10 coupon than can be applied to shipping as well, so they'd be 100% free! 

Blum Naturals Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues
Value $4.99
I have gotten really attached to Blum products over the last year. They're safe, natural, effective and insanely inexpensive. Keep your eyes out for a Blum giveaway I'll be doing ;-) 

 I am so thrilled to have been introduced to The All Natural Face! I first sampled them through Eco Emi and the Conscious Box and fell in love, so imagine my delight to see them in a mainstream beauty box! A lot of gals are wary of mineral makeup or just plain haven't tried it, and they don't know what they're missing. Not only is it healthier for your skin, but they're also healthier for your body since your skin absorbs into your system over 60% of what you put onto it. They too have samples available, so you can try before you buy! This color is amazing, it truly looks like the rose gold used for jewelry. And foiled? WOW. The color just goes KABAAM. Very eye catching and very flattering. 

The All Natural Face Vegan Mineral Eyeshadow in Rose Gold
Value $3.50

  Blinc first impressed me with their tubing mascara, so I was really excited to try out this eyeliner. My eyes can be sensitive sometimes. When my allergies are running amock, my eyes just water and water like nobody's business- I just CANNOT keep my eyeliner from smudging. I first discovered how much of a saving grace the mascara was for allergy season, so what better time to put this stuff to the test! An eyeliner that comes off with just water and pressure but won't come off if you rub your eyes or cry or swim? WHAH? This stuff is simply- WOW. 
Blinc Eyeliner
Value $2.48

Blinc Eyeliner Blinc Eyeliner
Blinc Eyeliner is the world’s first eyeliner invented to form an intense water-resistant layer of color on your skin that solves all of the problems associated with traditional eyeliners. However, to really understand Blinc Eyeliner, you must clear your mind of everything you know and have heard about eyeliners or inferior imitation concepts. First, it is important to know that Blinc Eyeliner is not a cosmetic paint like most liquid eyeliners, and therefore cannot act like them. This means no fading, smudging, clumping, running and most importantly, no flaking into your eyes, making it ideal for those with sensitive eyes as well as contact lens wearers. Did you know that most eyeliner sensitivities occur because of gradual flaking into the eye? Brush on Blinc Eyeliner like a traditional eyeliner. Its precision brush makes it as easy as using a pencil. After about one minute, the layer of color will set on your skin. The eyeliner is very tenacious, so you don't have to worry about it. Whether your daily activities take you from the office, to your workout and then out to dinner, Blinc Eyeliner will look as good in the evening as it did when you first applied it in the morning. No eye makeup remover required! Blinc Eyeliner only requires a combination water and slight pressure and the color layers will effortlessly slide off…you will actually see them in your hand. Keep in mind that it must be a combination of water & pressure to remove, not one or the other. Pressure alone will not do it, and water alone will not do it. However, water and pressure combined, like when you are taking a shower, will make the color layers gently slide right off, leaving no tint or residue behind. This is a lot healthier for your eyes since there is no buildup on your skin over time. And since Blinc Eyeliner does not require harmful eye makeup removers, it is also healthier for your entire eye area since you are not rubbing the part of your face that is most susceptible to wrinkling. In addition, Blinc Eyeliner does not penetrate your skin, unlike most liquid eyeliners. You will be happy to discover that only Blinc Eyeliner gives you the best of both worlds…the hold that you have always wanted and the ease-of-removal that you have always wished for. Net Weight: 0.2 oz. Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Silica, Triethanolamine, Acrylates Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Iron Oxides

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