Birchbox: November & December 2018

Here’s a look at what I got for my November and December Birchboxes. I was pleased with the variety and quality of the products. Quip anti-cavity mint toothpaste. Never heard of it, but I’m always willing to try a new toothpaste. Full-size $5. LXMI-Creme Du Nil. This is a high-end face cream with an ingredient…

Sephora Play Box: November 2018

I’ve heard good things about this Makeup Forever Microfinishing HD Powder. I can’t wait to test it out. Hello Fab Coconut Micellar Makeup Melter. This is supposed to remove all makeup including long wear products. So I decided to put it to the test.   I put a dab on a sample of the Sephora…

IPSY Bag–November 2018

Another cute bag from Ipsy.  A heart design is always a winner. The Balm Bonne-Dew Manzer is a topaz-colored, sheer highlighter. You can mix it with your moisturizer, primer, BB cream, or foundation. I have quite of few of these liquid highlighters, and I use them daily. It’s a great way to give your face…

IPSY Bag-October 2018

This month’s IPSY bag is perfect for the Halloween season and beyond. It’s a red clutch with a masquerade mask. I’ll be using it immediately. Tarte has sparked a lot of controversy over its lack of darker shades for women of color. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this concealer. This is the…

Sephora Play Box-September 2018

Sephora Play Box never disappoints. I received five high-quality sample products that I will put to good use. I have dry skin so this Clinique hydrating jelly will be tested. It’s supposed to lock moisture in your skin. We’ll see. Full-size is $28. I received this bonus sample of Philosophy’s belief moisture bomb. I’ve used…

FABFITFUN BOX: FALL 2018

Just in time for my birthday, I received the Fall 2018 FabFitFun box.  The box itself is so cute. This is my favorite subscription box. It comes out four times a year and each box costs $50. It’s a deal when you consider the high-end beauty and lifestyle products you receive including a Luna bar…

IPSY September 2018

IPSY is a monthly subscription service. For $10, you get a cute bag like this one and five sample items. I adore these bags. Some are so cute that I collect them, and the rest I either use or giveaway.   This is a travel size bottle of HEMPZ lotion. I have this in a…

Sephora July 2018

I’ve been wanting to try Tarte’s Amazonian clay blush.  It’s supposed to be silky and stay on for 12 hours. However, this is the second sample I’ve received that’s too light for my skintone. The color is Paaarty. I’ll have to give it away. KORRES Vitamin C brightening oil. This oil has wild rose in…

IPSY August 2018

  This month’s IPSY bag is a mandarin color which is perfect for the summer.   For ten bucks a month, you get five samples plus the bag. I received a kale mask and a blueberry mask. These are great to use before bed or to unwind after a hard day at work.   I  received…

Ipsy Bag July 2018

This month’s IPSY bag was another dazzler. The $10 a month subscription pays for itself with this gorgeous bag. Toss a lipgloss, credit card, and a cell phone in the bag and go. Smashbox Studio Skin concealer I’ve heard good things about this concealer, but I’ll probably give it away.  The color is too light, and…