Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Subscription Boxes (And a free KlutchClub Box!)

Hey everyone, sorry that I'm so behind on reviews. The Julep Maven Box is delayed because of the holiday weekend and the Olfactif box for May never went out due to high demand, which I'm a little upset about since it was supposed to be all floral, springy scents. I'm hoping they will be up this week and hoping to be able to afford more boxes soon so that I'll have more to review for you. If there is any you would like to see (or don't see in the list I'm researching) just comment below. I'm looking into both beauty and food/wellness, if there's a different category you've seen, let me know.

So far I've looked into:
Popsugar must have
NewBeauty Test Tube
(and honestly a lot more!)

You can go crazy with these things! It feels like my birthday every time I get one!

Here's a code for a free month of KlutchClub (you just pay shipping) NEWFAN

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sephora & Free Deluxe Bite Lipstick Sample

Oh Sephora, you just love taking my money. And somehow, I keep coming back to you. This week I indulged in my sick obsession with nail polishes and bought the Runway The

New Black nail set since it was not only awesome looking, but on sale. First one arrived broken, second one only arrived last night, so I still have to test them. I also ordered the Benefit Getting Cheeky trio since I've wanted to try their liquid tints for a while. Benetint always seemed too dark for me, so this seemed like a great way to try them out. The formulas seem a little creamier than I expected, but it's actually nice. I also got one of my mom's birthday gifts while I was at it (okay let's be honest, I started out shopping for her and ended up shopping for me.) My mom is always trying different mascaras trying to find Lash Stash To Go which has 5 mini size mascaras and a voucher for a full size of whichever you like best.
her next love. I got her hooked on one in particular, but she hates dropping money on one that she might not love and she's tried everything from $8 to $80. I decided that a sample box would be a great part of her gift so I got the

Everything I bought was pretty much a steal and with the code RMNBITE I also got a free deluxe Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Deluxe sample in Musk. (The minimum to qualify is a $25 order.)

What's your latest beauty purchase?

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy mother's day to all the wonderful mothers out there!  Hope it was a wonderful day for everyone. My mom and I enjoyed a day of shopping and a fabulous high tea/brunch. Details and pictures soon.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Free Olfactif Box thanks to Refinery29

It's as if Refinery29 knew of my recent obsession with subscription boxes and my lifelong obsession with perfume (and my penchant for free stuff.) Thanks to Refinery29 you can get a free month's box from Olfactif. They specialize in niche fragrances which means discovering new unique scents on a monthly basis, all for just $18! Plus if you subscribe and fall in love with a scent, Olfactif will have it available and you'll have $18 towards your purchase. I love trying new fragrances and I've worked with them for about 3 years.  The most important part of buying a new fragrance is truly trying it, wearing it for a few days to see how it works with your skin's chemistry. This is such a great way to try some unique fragrances before buying them and getting a discount. Want to try a month free? Use code REFINERY29ARTOFFRAGRANCE.

See the original article here.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Julep Maven Box Arrived!

I was surprised at how quickly my first box came in (and very excited I might add.) I got the Bombshell profile and this month's box came with American Beauty volumizing mascara and two polishes, Petra and Yumi. Petra is a shimmery burgundy with good coverage and Yumi is a pink and multicolor glitter which works well over Petra, but needs a few coats on it's own. I also got a nail file and a sample one step polish remover pad. I'd never tried Julep before, but I'm pretty impressed with the quality. Some of the perks include 20% off their entire site, a point system to get free boxes and the option to add extra products to your order starting at $4.99.

Want to try it yourself?

I did a swatch on a fake nail since I'm in need of a manicure.