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Ipsy – February

I love my Ipsy bag this month!!
Not only is it a great selection of products but four of
the all five items I received are from cruelty free companies 🙂

February Theme:  The Look Of Love

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Seems to be a black and pink theme…

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I really dig February and Valentine’s Day!
(Why yes, I am a total dork!)
However, after reading the theme I cannot
get that freaking ABC song out of my head now…

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Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow in Spiced Rum
Retail $18 for .14 oz – Full Sized Sample

This is a great base for eyeshadow.  I have to use a light touch or it gets dark.
It reminded me of MAC Paints – just creamier.

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Nu·Me Intense Renewal Hair Mask
Retail $29 for 6 fl oz – Sample Value $4.83 for 1 fl oz

I have course wavy hair that sucks up product.
This stuff is amazing!
My hair felt hydrated for at least four days!!!
That never happens

This product would be too heavy for thin or fine hair.
Also, I could not find any information regarding this
being cruelty free but I did contact the company.
Will update with their response.

Update 3/5/14:  Nu·Me contacted me and let me know
that their products are NOT tested on animals!

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City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon
Retail $2.99 – Full Sized Sample

This was not my color – peaches do not look good with my skin.
And this has a very orangy/peachy tone to it.
However, I did appreciate how well it worked.
My girlfriend next door really loves it!

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Pop Beauty Plump Pout Lip Gloss Mini in Peony Petal
Retail $16 for .3 oz / 8.5 g – Sample Value $7.53 for .14 oz / 4 g

This is the first Pop Beauty product I actually like!
I was scared when it first went on – VERY pink
but then it went sheer.  My hubby noticed it right away
and in a good way 😉

It does not plump my lips and I still can’t get past all of the
mineral oil they use.  But it’s not horrible.

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Zoya Nail Polish in Odette
Retail $9 for .5 fl oz – Full Sized Sample

Soooo happy I received this lilac color.  It is very neutral
without being boring!  A great addition to my spring line up!

Total Value for my February Ipsy bag – $42.35

Ipsy continues to thrill me every month.
I love that they are supporting more cruelty free companies.
I hope that one day they will offer us the choice to only receive cruelty free items.

Ipsy is a $10 per month subscription service that offers deluxe and full size product samples.
If you are interested in learning more about Ipsy based on my review
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I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write
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Birchbox – February

It’s the month of LOVE!
And this month’s Birchbox is full of great finds!

Birchbox teamed up with Us Weekly and I this month they knocked it out of the park.

February’s Theme:  Step And Repeat

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Can you tell I had a little fun with the photo?
I do so love Valentine’s Day 🙂

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What’s in the box this month…

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Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black
Retail $19.50 for .38 fl oz / 11 ml – Sample Value $7.09 for .14 fl oz / 4 ml

I love getting mascara!  I have not purchased a full tube in over a year now.
When I first opened this I was shocked at how big the brush is!
It lengthened my lashes and the brush did an awesome job at providing
volume without clumps.  Very happy with this find.

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Agave Healing Oil Treatment
Retail $24 for 2 fl oz / 59 ml or $40 for 4 fl oz / 118 ml
Sample Value $1.63 for .1 fl oz / 4 ml

I have very course wavy hair with a mind of it’s own.
When it cooperates it looks amazing…
buuuut, when it doesn’t, I look as though I was playing with a fork and a light socket!

I have used this two days in a row and my hubby noticed right away.
Keeps my curls looking great without any frizz.
I found it on Amazon for $17 for 4 fl oz – so I may have to grab a bottle.

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Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy in Morelia Monarch
Retail $14 for 6 oz / 170 g – Sample Value $.66 for .28 oz / 8 g

When I first opened this I was a little worried about the scent.  It’s strong.
However, it is also heady and intoxicating.  A mix of green tea, amber and vanilla.
I really love the scent.

Okay, but how does it feel…
My hands feel silky smooth – it’s crazy how great this works!!
I was kind of sad about the size – but very little goes a long way.
If strong scents freak you out, they do offer an unscented version on their website.

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Ruby Wing in Ride ‘Em Cowgirl
Retail $10 for .5 fl oz / 15 ml – Sample Value $4.67 for .25 fl oz / 7 ml

I love nail polish – but hate the way it feels on my finger nails.  So my toes are always painted.
The day I got this it was storming outside and the polish didn’t do anything.
Enter the huge wind storm that night…
Next day – bright beautiful sunshine!  Note the picture of the bottle sitting in the sun.

Put this on my nail to show you how it looks inside and outside.  This is just one coat.
I really dig the color it turned.  A pretty pinkish red.
This is going to be fun this summer!!

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Smashbox Full Exposure Pallette
Retail $49 for 14 shades – Sample Value $.25 for 10 shades

This is a card with one time use (if that) of each shade.
Birchbox does not count this as an actual sample, but a ‘Beauty Extra’
Each shade comes in a shimmer and a matte.  They are nice basic shades.

Total Value for my February Birchbox – $14.30

While not a high value box – it was the first I have received in a long time that I
genuinely loved everything in it.  I will definitely purchase the full size products
of Agave and Camille Beckman.

Birchbox is a $10 per month subscription service that offers deluxe & full size samples.
Click here to use my referral link if you would like to learn more
about Birchbox based on my post.

I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!

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