Sunday, November 25, 2012

September Beauty Box 5 with product reviews

You can sign up yourself through this link, subscription price varies with discounts given for different levels ie:
So if you do a yearly subscription you're saving $24! Not bad at all! Considering this one box alone is valued at the cost of an entire quarterly subscription, it's a pretty good deal! I love that they consistently mix it up product wise- there's generally a little bit of everything and they have introduced me to more brands I'd never heard of than probably any beauty sampler out there. I have discovered some FABULOUS hidden gems!

H.Wood Beauty Lip Shine in Rose
The perfect addition to any makeup bag, this hydrating, sheer-colour lip shine is packed with nourishing ingredients like jojoba oil and mango, avocado and shea butter.
My Thoughts: In the tube it looks like it's going to be a fairly hideous grandma color (my grandma wore lipstick this color all the time- to this day I can envision the coral stained tips of an overflowing ashtray full of menthols...) but then you put it on and it's quite sheer. On my lips it blends in perfectly and I've gotten compliments every time I've worn it. I LOVE the tube- very Retro Betty. It's super crazy emollient, feels absolutely FABULOUS on the lips- lasts a long time and doesn't dry you out at all. I like that this has over 50% natural ingredients. in a pinch, this also gives a lovely hint of color to your cheeks as well!

Full size: $16.00/0.14oz
I received: *FULL SIZE*

Goat Haus Dairy Bath Melt
Taking a bath never left your skin feeling this good! Drop one of these handmade goat’s milk bath melts into your tub and relax…your skin will thank you! Goats milk contains alpha hydroxy acids that help to gently exfoliate the skin. These great little acids break down the bonds that hold dead skin cells together so they're a great option for those with sensitive skin!

My Thoughts: HOLY CRAP this smells good! But that's not the best part, the best is how it makes your skin feel. I can honestly say this is one of the best bath melts I've ever used in my life. I didn't even need lotion afterwards except for on my knees and elbows. It makes your skin feel like satin and I basically just rolled around in the tub feeling myself up :-) Goat Haus Dairy, will you marry me? 
Full size: $2.50/melt
I received: *FULL SIZE*

Let’s face it, a girl can never have too many eye shadows and these lovely, loose mineral shadows are no exception! Gluten free and predominantly vegan, they’re perfect for sensitive skin and great addition to your ever-growing collection!
My Thoughts: Wow! What a great shadow! Usually handmade mineral shadows aren't this finely milled, but this stuff is incredibly micro-milled. No clumps here! No wonder they're Silk Naturals, this was silky smooth. And what a value! Only $4.00 a pot for extremely high quality product. I put this on at the same time as a Too Faced shadow and at the end of the day they were both still perfectly in place with nary a smudge or crease (I DID use primer, but in this case I actually used a really crappy primer that my mom gave me a long time ago that I'm trying to use up.) What a lovely shimmer! The perfect highlighter. 

Full size: 0.18oz/$4.00
I received: *FULL SIZE*

Great for any skin type, this revolutionary facial peel is packed with free-radical fighting antioxidants and uses papaya enzyme to gently eliminate dead, dry skin cells.
Thoughts: Wowee zowee! I was really impressed by this. It did an excellent job softening my skin and my pores were much tighter. my skin looked radiant and clean and bright yet there was not one iota of burning or redness! Bravo! Normally after using a peel (no matter how gentle) my faceis cherry red for at least a few hours. This one will be my new pre-event go to.

Full size: 2oz/$45.00
I received: 0.25oz/$5.63

A powerful antioxidant agent in this amazing shampoo mends damage caused by weather or harsh chemicals. Vitamin E will help you regain shine and a gorgeous, vibrant look.
Thoughts: This smells so freaking good! It made my hair sleek and clean and tangle free and my flyaways were definitely tamed. Another very impressive product.
Full size: 250mL/$24.99
I received: 20mL/$2.00
Total Value of this BB5: $30.13 

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