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My first Pop Sugar Must Have box!

10 Oct


Popsugar Must Have Box $35/month -> will go up to $40/month starting in November unless you lock in a lower subscription price during October.


I used a coupon code to get $5 off my first box. Technically my first box was September, but I moved and that box is still at my old address waiting for me to pick it up. So this is actually my first – how exciting!

8 items plus a $20 coupon for Stitch Fix – a monthly clothing subscription that sends you 5 clothing items and you pay for only the ones you keep, minus a $20 credit. I may they this for one month only, I shop enough on my own to have to justify.


“Wet” Detangling hair brush – what a useful item to include in this box!
Jane Tran hair pins (set of 6) $12 (estimate based off of similar set from birchbox) – I will definitely use these for those sassy mid day hair strands.
The Can’t Cook Book 100+ recipes – I’m not really in a cook book kind of phase right now…. [puts book to the side indefinitely]
NYX Smokey Shadow Palette $7 – Meh, I never do a smokey eye, but I might use these individually. I found mixed reviews on the Google machine, so I may just pass this along to someone else.
NYX Liquid Brown Liner $7 – Yes, I think I may get some regular use out of a liquid brown eye liner for an everyday look.
Gorjana Bali Bead bracelet in hot pink– 100% of proceeds on their website go to Breast Cancer Connections.
The Crispery Halloween Crispy Cake $4 – It’s more like a huge marshmallow with rice crispies in it, topped with sprinkles. I just ate half of it like a crazy person…sugar overload!
Julep Polish Duo $28- Freedom Polymer Top Coat and Millie (grayish grape color). I was excited to see this, but too bad I already own Millie from my Julep Maven subscription box. (Use code FREEBOX to get your first box free!)

It was a cute box to open, but I think I may cancel. I think I could better spend this money towards purchasing items I love or want/need. Nothing in this box jumps out like the feeling of “OHMYGOSh I can’t believe I have this now!” So I cannot justify paying $35-40 to continue this subscription. If I had income to spare I would like keep it for a short of entertainment value, but times are tough and decisions need to be made!

It’s worth mentioning the accordion style info booklet is well designed, easy to read and much appreciated.

That’s my quick rundown for the October box. What did you guys think of it? Am I coming down off the subscription box high? Is the Popsugar Must Have Box worth keeping??


NYX Queen of the Night, Sation polish, e.l.f Haul

17 Jul


NYX Queen of the Night Makeup set.

Does it count as a haul if it’s a box set with 10 items plus false lashes? Lol. I was at Marshall’s yesterday and saw this irresistible price on a NYX box set. $5 markdown!! Before I bought this I only owned 2 NYX products that I have bought at Urban Outfitters and get a lot of use out of. I bought a couple other items, too (Sation nail polish and e.l.f products).


Eyeshadow singles in Asphalt (top left) & Beauty Queen (top right). Trio compact in Perpetual (bottom 3 colors). Yowza, I definitely don’t own anything like the red or green in this trio!! Here’s  a review I found of this palette.


Lipstick in Saturn & Uberchic. Haven’t opened these yet, but picture looks like true color + more shimmer in real life.


Black Pearl liquid eyeliner, Vixen Jumbo Lip Pencil, Copper Penny & Garnet Brush On Gloss, Mega Shine Gloss in Juicy Red.


Swatches! Black Pearl liner dries matte soft black with a hint of tiny glitter. Jumbo lip pencil applies so smooth and creamy with a glossy finish (no glitter!), I wish this was in a lighter shade. Brush on glosses started to bleed on my hand wrinkles, maybe use less product for a sheer wash of color. Mega Shine Gloss has virtually no color and is a juicy wet look….rawr!


The last item in the NYX set is the Individual Lashes set of 60, no glue included. I’ve never worn false lashes, I think these individual ones will be a good start. Are you suppose to throw these away after using, or can they be re used?


I Also bought: Sation Nail Polish Cast a Spill on You (satin blue) & Penty of Frogs (grass green with silver micro shimmer)

I take it this was from a fairytale collection? May’s Ipsy glam bag gave us all a Sation nail polish, never heard of or seen this brand other than through Ipsy until I bought these polishes. These were the only 2 Sation colors I saw. There were also some pretty SpaRitual polishes at Marshall’s – I only recently learned about this brand through my Glossybox I got less than 2 weeks ago!


I also bought e.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner for $3 and an e.l.f. Mineral Powder Brush $2.69.

All for under $20!!!! 11 NYX makeup items for less than the cost of one!!! Yippee!! So excited to try out all my new stuff! Run, don’t walk to get your own clearance NYX makeup set 😀

Let me know in comments what is your favorite NYX product?

Ipsy bag – June 2013

21 Jun


Ipsy myglam bag – $10/month

My June glam bag FINALLY arrived. I think it was lost for a while, but I had faith it would find its way home. My neighbor ordered her first Ipsy bag this month, we kept tracking our orders and they were suppose to arrive at the same time. Nope. Mine decided to keep me in suspense almost a week longer!! It totally killed the thrill since I thought I knew what I was getting since I could see it online when I logged in to my Ipsy.com account. Plus, they did a sneak peak of everything this month, what happened to the mystery of a monthly subscription? Haha I guess it’s my fault for stalking their Facebook and other blogs for hints, but I didn’t think they would give it all away, sheesh.


Yeah! Animal print bag with neon zipper! I was in too much of a hurry to take individual photos of each item, but at this point everyone else has already received their bag and posted photos off what they received, I feel like this is the tall end of this month’s Ipsy excitement.

I have to say I was hoping to get any other color than the NYX Cream Blush in Bronze Goddess. Apply this color lightly out it will look like a dirty tan. I like the cream texture, though, it does blend easily without having to mash your face with pressure, know what I mean? I thought about wearing this over the weekend, but it’s redundant to wear bronzer if you’re in the sun anyway, getting darker without product that will probably wash off in the pool. Ilk be wearing sunblock. I just don’t think I will ever use this NYX Bronze Goddess Cream Blush. Oh well, can’t win them all!

The Starlooks lip pencil in Bare I traded with my neighbor; she got the color Tipsy which is a pinkish coral color. Bare was too dark for me. It looked blue-ish lavendar on my lips, nit “bare”. I would’ve never used it, glad I traded!

Loving the Ivory Lace Chella highlighter pencil!!! This is awesome to use as a brow highlight, I have been wanting something like this. This bad boy is going to be used up for sure!

I saw the pictures in my “glam room” on Ipsy’s website and I thought I was getting the Cailyn Gel Fix Liner with built in brush in purple (!!!) But I got the color Iron. It’s like a pewter grey with a metallic glint. Oh, how smart! Built in brush attached to the handle off the container! Ooo, like that. I’ve seen this in other reviews for other subscription boxes and it gave me box envy. I am thinking this gel liner is coming in my bag with me this weekend. I will need a sturdy eyeliner for Saturday night! Hmm, the black Xtreme Lashes liner I got in Glossybox has really great staying quality, too. It will be a tough decision. Or do I pull out my liquid Urban Decay color liners?? Must decide!

The J Cat Sparkling Cream Glitter Palette in Volta is an interesting idea, but this had to be targeted at a clubbing type, I bet most people will never use this other than to swatch the colors. It’s basically 5 different colors of glitter but with the glue built in! Maybe I can put it on all the girls this weekend. There will be 8 co-workers with me in Palm Desert this weekend at the Marriott resort for a girls only trip. Poolside all day tomorrow, dinner and dancing at night. That’s what glitter was made for, right?


Because I referred friends to subscribe to Ipsy I got an additional item in my bag this month. Last month the extra item was an Urban Decay eyeshadow, this month it was an o ring bracelet from Bubble Bar with a unique 20% off coupon code (sorry, I will be using this one). It’s cute, it feels way nicer in person than it looks in photos.

Okay, even though I was bummed about the blush color, who am I kidding thinking that I needed another blush anyway. This month’s Ipsy bag was a score! the Cailyn Gel Liner and the Chella highlighter pencil are sooo worth more than the $10 paid for my subscription. I am loving Ipsy more and more, this is only my 3rd month so I hope they keep it up!

If you haven’t tried Ipsy, I highly recommend you get a subscription here.

$25 Spring Beauty Bag on Hautelook.com

23 Apr

makeup bag

HauteLook’s Beauty Bag $25

HauteLook Spring Beauty Bag $25 on HauteLook.com includes: Lorac, Urban Decay, Laura Gellar, Stila, NYX, LA Fresh, and more. Tempting purchase!

I think this is the first time they have done a sampler type of thing like this with a mix of different brands. I want the Urban Decay eyeliner in Demolition (matte brown) and the Lorac eyeshadow in Debutante (shimmery teal) and mascara!