Sephora Play Subscription Box June 2017 Review

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Sephora Play Subscription Box for June 2017

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub – 3 ml Value $9

Tarte Tarteguard Tinted Moisturizer in Medium – 7.5 ml Value $5.40

Briogeo Curl Charisma Leave-In Defining Creme – .75 oz Value $2.50

Bumble and bumble Don’t Blow It – 15 ml Value $4

Dr. Gross Gradual Glow Pads – 3 Pads Value $4

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Black Out – Vial Value $3

Hi there lovies, I know it’s been a while, it’s been a super busy summer thus far, so I just have to make time for blogging, I’m sure you have all had times when you just need a break, well I had a good one, and a good amount of time off, now I am back hopefully 🙂 although, I am not making any promises, but I hope to get back into blogging, because you are all still here, reading, and supporting me, so thank you so much! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your summer, wait it’s July already? How did that even happen!??? Wow, slow down summer, I patiently wait all year for you, so please slow down, so I can enjoy you more 🙂 I am doing some traveling, and exploring this summer, so maybe I will switch the blog up a bit, and do some travel blogs, I think that’s a great goal, since I am going to some pretty amazing locations this summer, and as always right here where I live in Oregon, is always amazing too! 🙂

Let’s jump right into what I thought of this month’s box. Sephora Play box is a monthly subscription box, that is $10 a month, which includes shipping. It’s a great box for beauty lovers, if you love samples, and want to try out new products! I have found some great products that I wouldn’t normally think to try in these boxes, love it! I also want to mention (although I always forget to use mine) there is a 50 bonus beauty point card with any purchase that is included every month, which is a great incentive to go out and shop lol! But, I always forget about it sadly! Anyways, what did I think about this box? I thought it was okay, definitely not the best I have received, but not horrible, and the sample sizes are decent, but SO many hair products, I don’t really ever use hair products, so I was disappointed in that for sure, I want MORE makeup, I mean come on, don’t we all? I do love the KVD liquid lipstick though, it’s almost to bright, like unwearable bright, but I do love the formula, so maybe on occasion I could try this one out, it’s a pretty purple color, and there is not a better formula on the market that even comes close to KVD, but obviously I love everything by the brand, so that’s never an issue, lol!! So overall, this month’s box, was just okay, I hope next month for July will be better, and include less hair products! What did you all get in your box? I am always interested in what everyone else gets, because everyone’s boxes are different, well, I think there are about 4 or 5 different variations. Thanks for reading, Happy Sunday, and I hope you all have a great end to your weekend!! 

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Sephora Play Box May 2017 #264 Review (it’s a good one)

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Hello all you lovely people, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and a good start to your week, boo for Monday, right? Oh well, got to get er done! I have been so incredibly busy with work, no time for blogging once again, but this week it is a slow week, so I plan on doing lots of catching up, I am going to Las Vegas again for work at the end of this week, yeah, so excited for some sunshine, and pool time! I plan on having pre scheduled posts though for next week, so I have lots of catching up to do, I need to work on being more consistent, that’s for sure, and something I know I need to work, and make time on! Thank you for your continued support, and hanging in there, and reading my posts, I love you all for that!! I’ve got some fun posts coming up this week, starting with today’s post on the Sephora play box for May 2017, it’s a pretty good box, and I am pretty satisfied with it, so even though it’s late, I still wanted to share it with you all, I hope you enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions, etc! The Sephora play box is $10 a month, which includes shipping, it’s a great deal, and I definitely recommend it, it’s been really good lately, and offers a great variety of products, and brands to try out! It’s such a fun way to experiment, and sample different brands that I normally wouldn’t be able to try, or wouldn’t be interested in trying as well, so like I said, it’s definitely worth a try, if you haven’t subscribed already!! You can sign up for it on the Sephora website, at Subscribe Here for Sephora Play Box! Thanks for reading, and let’s dive right into what I got in my Sephora Play Box!

The Subscription Box: Play! by Sephora

The Cost: $10

The Products: Five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample, a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks, and a PLAY! PASS for in-store learning.

Each box comes with a Play! Pass, which is a card you can use at Sephora (in-store) to get 50 extra rewards points, and you can also get one-on-one tutorials and tips of products from a Sephora consultant.

FYI – The box variation I received this month is box ending in #264. I don’t know, or there is no way to know which box you will be receiving until you see the item number when it ships in your account, it varies a lot! To find out which box you’re receiving at the beginning of each month, follow these instructions:
“If you log in through a browser, not the app, and go to my account > account details > online orders and open the play! Order Details, you can see the “item number” next to the image.”

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Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt – 1.35 fl oz, Value $9.50

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser – 1 oz, Value $10.71

TreStique Highlight & Perfect Multipurpose Stick – .05 oz?, Value $8?

NudeStix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Greystone – Value $9?

Grande Cosmetics GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper – sample size, Value $4?

Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk – sample vial, Value ?

My Review: Wow, see I told you this was a good box! I am really glad that I got this box, the overall value is around $41, and it only cost me $10 (shipping included) I think that is an amazing value this month. This variation was perfect for me, Sephora is getting better at picking the right products for me,  yeah! I really enjoy everything in the box, the only product that was new to me, that I haven’t tried out was the Grande Lips lip plumper in clear. I have heard of the brand, but I haven’t tried it until getting it in the box, I like it, but it wasn’t very plumping, I am used to products like too faced lip injection, or buxom lip plumping glosses, this was a nice gloss, but it didn’t really do anything for my lips, I will continue to use it though as a clear gloss, or clear topper. Everything else I have tried, and really enjoy a ready. I especially love the Christophe Robin cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt, I have tried this before, and loved the way it made my hair feel, this brand has really impressed me with all their products that I have tried, I may even consider purchasing a full size at some point, I also really love the way it smells, it’s the perfect beachy scent! This month’s box overall was great, I am excited to continue to try out the products! Can’t wait to see what next months box will bring! 

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Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2017 Review

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Hi there all my lovies!! Welcome to the blog today, and happy hump day, lol, let’s jump right into today’s blog, because I only have a limited amount of time today (it’s nap time) so I am going to rush through this blog post today, I hope that’s okay. I just received my Walmart Beauty Box for Spring a few days ago, and wanted to get it up for you all as soon as possible, in case it’s still available, and you wanted to get one! The Walmart Beauty Box is $5 (that covers shipping, the box is free) this box is all beauty related, and is shipped quarterly, which is 4 boxes a year, 1 box per season. When you sign up for the box, it is automatically paid, and the $5 is deducted from your account for the box. I have been a subscriber since the first box was released, and think it’s a great valued box, although I do feel like the brands repeat quite a bit unfortunately, and wish they would get new brands to be in the box. I love trying out new products, hint to why I am a beauty blogger, lol, right? so this box has always been good for me, and a good deal, because otherwise I wouldn’t have the opportunity to try out these products. Everything that is sampled in the box can be found at Walmart, which I shop at anyways, so it is very easy to pick up the full size products, if I end up liking them, which is nice. Let’s check out everything that I got in my Spring beauty box, and fyi the box will vary depending on your age, I am 35, so I am not sure which box I get, and may have changed my age at some point to get the younger box lol, which I believe is called the “trendsetter” but, who knows! What do you think of the box? Do you think it is worth the $5 quarterly? Do you end up using the products, and or coupons? Sometimes I feel like I won’t use some of the products, and I am not a huge couponer either so I feel like those get wasted in the box. If you would like to sign up here is the link 🙂 Enjoy the pictures, I will be back on Friday with another post, really trying to do the 3 posts a week, and stick to it! Thanks as always for your support! 

Sign up for the Walmart Beauty Box Here

Please check out some of my past blog post review’s below 🙂

Winter 2016 Box

Summer 2016 Box

Winter 2015 Box

As a Walmart Beauty Box subscriber, you will receive a custom box each season filled with brand name product samples, all available at Walmart for purchase. Each Walmart Beauty Box is a limited edition and may sell out at any time.

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Walmart Beauty Box Winter 2016 Review

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Hi there lovies, I hope you are all having a wonderful day, and staying warm, it is really cold here, straight chilly, so I thought it would be a great day to review the walmart beauty box for Winter, if you are unfamiliar with it, it’s a quarterly subscription box that cost $5 per quarter, the box is actually free, but they charge $5 to ship the box. It’s a great way to try new products that are launching, or new to walmart. They send deluxe, and sometimes full size samples, which is great. They really just want to get these products out there for people to try. I love walmart beauty box, and have had an excellent experience with them, I have been subscribed for over 2 years now, ever since they first launched the subscription. I have really enjoyed this subscription, and always end up trying out, and using all the products so it’s a win, win. It’s always great because it comes with coupons to use toward purchasing the full size products, yet another win, win! I definitely will continue to subscribe, review, and let you know what I think about this box! Like I said this is not a monthly box, it is quarterly, so it comes 4 times a year, so basically you are paying $20 a year to get some great samples to try out. I highly recommend subscribing! You have nothing to loose for $5, even if you give it a try, and then cancel right? If you would like to see all the previous box reviews, feel free to search “walmart” in the search bar to check them out. I think I have reviewed all of them so far, maybe not, but I think I have 🙂 Enjoy. Happy Sampling. I also want to mention that there are variations to this box according to your profile, and age. I am not sure which box I get, I think I may have changed my age at some point to see what comes in the different boxes, lol. Thanks for reading! 

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Play by Sephora December Subscription Box Review

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Hello there lovies!! Happy Tuesday, but it really feels like Monday huh? Happy New Year!! I took the last week off, not really intentionally, but I met my goal on Christmas of posting 5 times a week until Christmas, and was ready for a little break, it has been a super busy week with work, pretty  much non stop, but that’s okay, it kept me really busy. This week has literally flown by, no idea how that happened, December is the busiest time of the year for me, busy, busy! I am so proud of myself to have met my goal, and now I am ready to be back at blogging regularly. Yeah, blogging 5 days a week has really taught me a lot, and showed me that I am able to achieve goals, and fall in love with blogging again, which is so exciting! I really do enjoy it, as always my favorite part is interacting with all my readers (you guys rock) so thank you so much for all your support over the past month! 

Today I am here to share with you my Play by Sephora box. I want to say upfront that this will be my last box. I canceled my subscription, I may change my mind, but for now, I decided the best thing to do for me right now to save some money for the 2017 year is to cancel most of my subscription boxes, so I have slowly been picking, and choosing which ones to cancel. I was so sad to cancel this one, because it has been one of my favorites. I feel like the samples aren’t for me anymore. I have so many samples already, and am trying to get through what I have. Another big reason I am canceling is because I feel like the samples are repeating, and are getting small, I think that Sephora is getting comfortable with these play boxes, and what they put in them. Regardless, I don’t think it’s worth the money, the $10 anymore sadly. I also feel like you can get a lot of these samples for free, or as gifts with purchases, etc. Regardless, this is my opinion, let me know what you think about Play by Sephora. The best thing in this month’s box is the dry bar dry shampoo. I like it, and it works well for my hair type, but I only will be able to use it a couple times because it’s so small. Kinda bummed about the sizes of samples in this month’s box. Let’s check out what I got in my box for December. 

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Thanks for reading, if you would like to subscribe to Play by Sephora, go to sephora.com to sign up 🙂

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Birchbox November (Why I quit birchbox) Review

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Hello lovies!! I hope your Saturday is going well, I just wanted to say first, thank you for all the blog love lately, I am trying my best to get back into blogging, and all the support, and love really helps!! I just have to make the commitment again not only with blogging, but all other forms as well, definitely including my youtube channel. I am excited, and it’s going to take some work, but it will be fun! I have lots to get accomplished this weekend, and have some fun blogs coming up for next week as well, so be sure to stop by, and check them out please 🙂 Okay let’s get going on the review this month for November’s birchbox, and why I quit! Yes, you heard that correct, I quit birchbox, no longer subscribed, or I am not renewing my yearly, or monthly any longer. 

Here is what is included in my November birchbox

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As you can see from the photos it seems like it would be a decent box, but looks can be deceiving unfortunately, and sadly I am very disappointed in this month’s box. The only thing that I was was excited about was the item that I picked this month from my sample choice, which was the Jane Iradale just kissed lip and cheek stain. I love the formula of the stain, but have also received it in one of my birch box’s before. I literally received the smallest samples this month, not what I was expecting, and for the price of $10 per month, I feel like the boxes get worse, and worse. Yes, these are not foil packages, or perfume samples, but I will literally get maybe a few uses out of 3 of the 5 products, very disappointing to say the least. I  feel like sometimes birchbox’s are really good, and filled with great decent sized products, but lately they have been going downhill, and getting worse, and worse. Okay, I know that it sounds like I am really talking negatively about it, but I am letting you know the reasons why I am canceling so you can make your own decision based on my opinions, just trying to help 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, I have really loved my birchbox subscription for the past 2 1/2 years, and for the most part, I have enjoyed, and used most of the samples that I received.

Another aspect to why I canceled, and what was my favorite part of birchbox, so it was the most disappointing, is the point system change. See, before you would spend $10 per month on the subscription, and you would review on average 4-5 products, and you would receive 50 points per month, which equals $5 per month, then you can use those points to purchase whatever you would like in the birchbox shop, how great is that? I placed many orders with my points, not having to pay anything, which was hands down the best part to birchbox!! Who wouldn’t love free stuff? Anyways, without the amazing point system they took away a couple months ago, it’s just not worth the $10 per month in my opinion. The samples are not significant enough. Although I will miss aspects to birchbox, for example, the brands, and products that I wouldn’t normally get the chance to try, which has been fun, but for $10 per month, I expect more. I am just disappointed in the sample size, and the change in the points system, so I will not continue being a subscriber to birchbox. 

I would love to hear your opinion on birchbox, and if your a subscriber, and what you received this month if it was different than mine, etc. Like I said I am canceling birchbox, this will be my last birchbox on the blog. Thank you for reading, sorry if I sounded like a negative nancy, just wanted to keep it real with my readers. 

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Yogi Surprise July Jewelry Box Unboxing & Review

 

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Hey, how’s it going everyone? This week has flown by so fast, it’s crazy, okay let’s be real here, July has flown by, how did that even happen? I hope everyone is having a great week, and are ready for the weekend. I have a fun thing planned tonight, that I am excited about, yeah for that 🙂 anyways, I don’t want to jynx it! I have had a busy week, and have had lots of sweet baby & toddler snuggles, which I adore these precious moments!

Today I am reviewing my July yogisurprise box, this is the jewelry box, as you may know there are two different monthly subscription boxes for yogi surprise. I love both of them but sometimes I love one more than the other, which includes this month hands down! They both are great boxes, but this jewelry box is by far my favorite box! The subscription prices will be down below, and more information if you would like as well. I did receive both the lifestyle, and the jewelry boxes for review purposes as always, I am lucky to get these amazing boxes every month, I always get so excited to check them out, it’s like Christmas every month. Each box contains a variety of items, brands, and products, some which are completely new to me, which I love discovering new products, so this is always perfect for me! The jewelry box always includes 2 jewelry pieces, and a treat for eating. Jewelry, and treat, doesn’t get much better than that! The jewelry pieces are always hand crafted and or made, and are very special, and unique every month. This month was my favorite box so far, I love the pieces! The chakra bracelet is literally the cutest, and most high quality bracelet I have ever seen, so well made, and perfect for me, it is already on my wrist as you can see below! I already feel more at ease with it on, and it’s just a daily reminder of spirituality. 

If you would like to subscribe to yogisurprise: Click here to subscribe

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