Swap/trade haul #125

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Yes, you read that right, swap/trade haul #125! I have been swapping for a year now and absolutely love it, this is my 125th swap. I have met so many wonderful women (and some not so wonderful I will admit) for the most part it has been great. Swapping is such a fun, great way to shop! I love getting rid of products that I have no use for and passing them on to someone who will, what is better than that? Swapping, if your unfamiliar or haven’t heard about it let me fill you in…… When you “swap” you exchange items you are no longer wanting with others for FREE for their items they no longer want. Does that make sense? I hope it does. When each person decides and agrees on a swap you mail the items to each other, and that’s it, it really is that easy. I have done this process through pintrest and my subscription addiction exclusively. I get so many subscription boxes monthly, I would never be able to use everything myself, so this is a great option for us subscription box junkies! I have gotten rid of and received so many awesome things. I am sharing with you a recent swap that I just completed on my subscription addiction website. If you haven’t tried “swapping” I highly suggest you do, it’s so fun and really enjoy it, and what’s better then getting FREE stuff? :)

>>>What I sent for the swap:

1.IT cosmetics heavenly luxe powder brush

2.Living proof prime style extender sample tube

>>>What I swapped for and received:

1.Loren Hope birchbox lilac mini alex cuff bracelet

2.Illume candle mini

3.Illume candle mini

4.Tatcha blotting papers set of 30

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Disclaimer—-This is a personal blog for reviewing purposes, and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews, if I received them for free I will say. All reviews represent the opinion of Nene’s reviews, freebies, and beauty. I did receive this box as part of a brand ambassador program for free to review.

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Ipsy/ Glam bag October 2014 review

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I love my ipsy/glam bag this month, it really was one of my favorites that I have received so far. I think that finally ipsy is learning my profile and personality after a year of being subscribed! Some bags are good, and some are bad, this bag was great! I was happy with everything that was included this month. My favorite that I received was the mica beauty eye shadow shimmer in “Harlequin”. It is absolutely stunning and highly pigmented. I have already worn it several times and I love the translucent colors of the eye shadow. I love everything that have translucent, iridescent qualities about them, and this color is just beautiful! I was really impressed with all of the samples in the bag. The starlooks lip gloss is so shiny and the perfect color nude, it will wear well on anyone for an everyday lip look. If you are interested in ipsy please use my link down below, it is $10 a month and a great value every month, I highly recommend it, it really is one of my favorite subscription box services!

Ipsy/Glam bag link>>>>

http://www.ipsy.com/r/2sx7?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general

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Disclaimer—-This is a personal blog for reviewing purposes, and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews, if I received them for free I will say. All reviews represent the opinion of Nene’s reviews, freebies, and beauty. I did receive this box as part of a brand ambassador program for free to review.

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Lorac mega pro palette back on amazon GO NOW!

As most beauty and makeup lovers, I am a eyeshadow palette junkie! I love nice quality, highly pigmented eyeshadows. I already have a couple of the lorac palettes and love them! The shadows are so easy to blend out and buttery soft as well. When this mega pro palette was introduced a while ago, I knew I had to have it, but it sold out on the lorac website and amazon in lighting speed! I was on Instagram a couple hours ago, and a fellow beauty youtuber alerted that it was back in stock on amazon! I immediately checked, and to my delight it was there!!!!! Check out completed, I am thrilled I was able to get my hands on the lorac mega pro palette!!!! $59 is such an amazing value! If your a prime member it ships free as well! Go now, before they are gone again!!! I just ordered mine, keep watch as I am sure they will be releasing more if they are sold out. They will go very quickly so be fast and order!

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Disclaimer—-This is a personal blog for reviewing purposes, and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews, if I received them for free I will say. All reviews represent the opinion of Nene’s reviews, freebies, and beauty. I did receive this box as part of a brand ambassador program for free to review.

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Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set Review

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This is a beautiful limited edition collector’s set by Tarte. When I missed last year’s set, I was really disappointed because Tarte is one of my favorite makeup brands! I was so excited and kept checking the sephora website and to my surprise they were finally available. There are a couple different sets to choose from from Tarte. This set really caught my eye because I am an eyeshadow junkie, and haven’t ever tried any of the Tarte eyeshadow’s before. I knew I had to have it! Such a great price as well, it was $59! Everything is always so beautiful and the colors are so highly pigmented and I really love that they are more natural then other makeup brands. I am so happy with everything, the packaging is stunning, the colors are all actually very wearable and neutral for a variety of skin tones and I know that I will get great use out of everything in the set. The eyeshadow palette is my favorite thing though of coarse. I can’t wait to do makeup looks with this amazing set!

Tarte Bon Voyage collector’s set and travel bag:

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This set contains:
– 20 x 0.07 oz Amazonian clay eye shadows in Palace Of Versaille, Moulin Rouge, I Think I Cannes, My Own Cotes De Rhone, Boudoir Noir, Fall In Louvre, Provence Upon A Time, Eiffel For You, Too Haute To Handle, Bastille In The Night, Chantilly Lace, Merci You Later, No Champagne, No Gain, Take On Bordeaux, French Riviera, C’est La Vie, Marseille The Word, Play Nice, On A Good Notre Dame, Le Cordon Bleu
– 0.13 oz Deluxe lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara
– 0.17 oz Limited-edition deluxe cheek stain in Muse (soft nude)
– 0.27 oz LipSurgence lip gloss in Visionary (apricot)
– 0.06 oz LipSurgence lip tint in Romantic (peachy nude)
– 0.23 oz Deluxe maracuja oil
– 0.07 oz Deluxe smooth operator Amazonian clay finishing powder
– Limited-edition collector’s travel bag

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Disclaimer—-This is a personal blog for reviewing purposes, and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews, if I received them for free I will say. All reviews represent the opinion of Nene’s reviews, freebies, and beauty. I did receive this box as part of a brand ambassador program for free to review.

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Vogue Maybelline Free Makeup Bag Offer ($50 Value)

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aoffer So your wondering what this huh? I was reading my newest vogue magazine and came across this offer! I guess it pays to actually look and read all of my magazines that I get for free every month! I couldn’t believe my eyes, this looks like a great quality bag, the value is $50! You really can’t beat that, I have been wanting to try some new maybelline products anyways, I am hoping that because the offer is only valid on purchases made from 8/19/2014-10/1/2014 that they still have them available! I will be going to walmart and making my purchase tomorrow so I can get it mailed in as soon as possible. This is just like the blog post I posted before for the free scarf, yes I really did get it, and the offers work! Awesome, why not right?

UPDATE:: you must buy the maybelline colossal mascara, or the new maybelline kajal eyeliners!!!! Please look at the fine print, as I just noticed, sorry! Thanks!

The address and information for the offer for the free makeup bag, allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. US only>>>> Mail your original receipt showing the qualifying purchase, your name, address and phone number to:Maybelline GWP, vogue magazine, 4 times square, New York, NY 10036, Attn: Jillian Glenn

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Disclaimer—-This is a personal blog for reviewing purposes, and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews, if I received them for free I will say. All reviews represent the opinion of Nene’s reviews, freebies, and beauty. I did receive this box as part of a brand ambassador program for free to review.

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Bulu Box Review July/August

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Yes this is a review and unboxing for both July and August 2014, so if your here looking for examples of what the boxes might contain every month, you have come to the right place! I am sorry I am just now getting around to posting the review. Bulu box is a great fitness and diet monthly subscription service that is $10 a month. You get great samples in every box to try out. It’s an amazing deal for what you receive and the perfect opportunity to try something new you just might love! Some of my favorites were in these two boxes, yeah for that! I love the variety that bulu box offers, their brands and companies that they work for are constantly changing and getting better, offering us as consumer’s better options for our fitness and diet needs. If your interested in bulu box please go to http://www.bulubox.com and use code BULUGAN074 The products and brands that were included in these two boxes are: Check out these amazing brands>>>>

Dream water, eboost natural energy shot, bulumu, zestra, forgiven, solle vital & solle excell, NRG matrix, beanfields, power crunch, helps for her & helps for kids, rutaesomn, kickbutt amped energy balls, masquelier’s solederm.

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Disclaimer—-This is a personal blog for reviewing purposes, and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews, if I received them for free I will say. All reviews represent the opinion of Nene’s reviews, freebies, and beauty. I did receive this box as part of a brand ambassador program for free to review.

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Review

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I have seen this starter kit from sally hansen around, and have really wanted to try and see if it works. I have always been a fan of sally hansen nail polish. My mother has always worn the exact same color and brand for over 30 years from sally hansen, pretty amazing I know, but it taught me at a very young age to love pretty nails. I have always loved painting my nails, but I am very open to any color and love pinks! Ever since shellac was introduced I loved it, but have to admit that I only tried it twice due to cost, so when I saw this new kit come out that required the same lasting qualities that shellac has I had to give it a try. This kit that includes the miracle gel color and the miracle gel top coat retails for $14.99, which isn’t bad at all, and you can purchase a huge variety of colors to buy individually. They are continuing to come out with new unique colors, which is so fun. I love pink nail polish so I wanted to try this kit out for myself. The name of the pink is #310 “shock wave” it’s a pretty bubblegum pink with very light flecks of sparkle and shimmer. It may be a bit bright for some, but I love it. The formula is thicker than usual nail polishes, but I think with more practice anyone can get used to it. It is a bit messy, I am hoping my mistakes will wash off easily as well. Please take in account this was my first attempt, thank you. I really hope that it last for the 2 weeks that it says it does! I will definitely be adding more colors soon as well. The box came with a $2 off coupon, yeah!

Sally Hansen miracle gel kit: The ONLY TRUE 2-STEP GEL MANICURE with no light needed. Over 45 shades that wow! And it’s only from Sally Hansen. Leading the revolution in gel technology.

Step 1: Apply 2 coats of Miracle Gel™ Color

Step 2: Apply 1 coat of Miracle Gel™ Top Coat

OMGel! Let natural light do the rest! Check out http://www.sallyhansen.com for more information.

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They even cleaned up nicely on their own this is day 3 still perfect nails! Yeah!

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Disclaimer—-This is a personal blog for reviewing purposes, and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews, if I received them for free I will say. All reviews represent the opinion of Nene’s reviews, freebies, and beauty. I did receive this box as part of a brand ambassador program for free to review.

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Birchbox August 2014 w/ product choice

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Well, I’m a bit late posting my birchbox unboxing for August. It’s been a busy summer, as it is for everyone I’m sure! It was the second month that birchbox was offering a pick your own choice to be included in your box, I love the idea, I chose the laura gellar cool lids, I’ve been wanting to try more cream eyeshadows, but haven’t bought any because I have very oily eyelids. My choice was one of 4-5 choices that birchbox was offering. What a fun idea to offer. I’m sure it’s a lot of work for them, but great for us subscribers! Birchbox is a great monthly subscription box service that is $10 a month, and in each box you receive 4-5 deluxe size samples that are mostly beauty related. It’s one of my favorite boxes that’s for sure, they continue to only grow and get better. I received some amazing products in my box this month that I’m excited to try out! If you’d like to join birchbox please use my link down below, thank you :)

Join birchbox: https://www.birchbox.com/invite/w4vpm

Here is what was in my August 2014 birchbox:

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Neil George shampoo and conditioner (Full size $9 each)
Harvey Prince ageless body cream
(Full size $22)
Nug Beauty revitalizing mask
(Full size pack of 5 $14.99)
Laura Gellar cool lids cream eyeshadow
(Full size $19)

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Disclaimer—-This is a personal blog for reviewing purposes, and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews, if I received them for free I will say. All reviews represent the opinion of Nene’s reviews, and beauty.

Hautelook Beauty Bag Summer 2014

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I was so excited when I checked hautelook earlier this month and say that a new summer beauty bag was coming out! I have loved every one of these bags every time they have been released. I knew this was one of the best ones I have seen, and knew they would sell out within minutes. I had to make sure I could get my hands on one! I set my alarm so I could purchase right as it was released! Happy to say I was able to get one, and feel lucky, because they sold out in 3 minutes!!!! Wow, right? Such amazing, great value and so many high end brands! It took a couple weeks to get to me, but man was I excited when it came! The bags brands are all high end to my delight. Some of the brands included are: stila, ciate, clinique, Lancôme, molton brown, whish, living proof, fresh, lorac, jouer, Estée lauder, just to name a few! The bag was $25 ($5.95 for shipping) what a steal! I was completely impressed with everything, I can’t wait for the next bag to be released, this one will be hard to top that’s for sure! IMG_5846.JPG

 

Disclaimer—-This is a personal blog for reviewing purposes, and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews, if I received them for free I will say. All reviews represent the opinion of Nene’s reviews, and beauty.