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Ipsy – May

Wow Ipsy is shaking things up this month!!
They are introducing rewards for referrals
they are making the bags more personal based on your preferences.

Here is what I received in my bag this month.

May’s Theme: Spring Fling


So far so good!


Um, if you can’t tell by my blog colors – then let me clue you in…
I’m really digging the theme and colors!


Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Luminizing Body Butter
Retail $24 for 8 oz or $7.00 for 2 oz (Sample Size)

This has a strong coconut smell that reminds me of suntan lotion.
I love the sparkle effect – it’s not over the top – but noticeable.


Yaby Concealer in ‘Buff’
Retail $4.85 for 3.5 g – Full Size Sample

Yep, this really is a full size sample.

Now that MAC is testing on animals – I have to find some new
concealer and foundation.

I kinda dig the idea of smaller sizes so the make up doesn’t get so germy.
The Buff color is too pale for my complexion ūüė¶
I found the formula too creamy and pools – so it accentuates even the smallest crease.
Not ideal!


Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss in ‘Fig’
Retail $15.00 for .28 oz – Sample Value $7.50 for .14 oz

I love this gloss!!
Great color for the summer Рkind of a rosy-bronzy color.  Great aroma!
Not sticky and VERY conditioning with no taste.
My hubby was impressed!


Zoya Professional Lacquer in ‘Blu’
Retail $8.00 – Full Size Sample

I was soooo excited to get a Zoya polish!! ¬†Then I opened it…

Not really digging this color. ¬†It’s more chalk grey with a hint of blue.
Looks like an ink pen dribbled into some White Out.

Update: ¬†For S&G’s I tried this out. ¬†Definitely got people to notice my toes!
My feet are VERY tan now – and it looks more baby blue.
But even my girlfriend said she first thought of White Out ūüôā


NuMe Finishing Serum
Retail $29 for 2 oz/59 ml – Sample Value $4.92 for .33 oz/10 ml

I have not tried this yet.
I am in the middle of an Aveda product test so this will have to wait
a couple more weeks.

Total Value for my May Ipsy bag – $32.27

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Birchbox – April

Yay!  My April Birchbox is here!
I was able to get a sneak peek when I was in my account so I have been pretty jazzed to get this.
This month Birchbox teamed up with Women’s Health Magazine for their picks for this month’s samples.

April’s Theme: Tiny Tweaks, Big Results


Let’s dig in!!


Weleda Replenishing Body Lotion
Pomegranate – Sea Buckthorn – Wild Rose
Foil Packs – 0.13 fl oz each
Retail $16.50 for 6.8 oz – Sample Value For All $0.99

Grrrr… Foil packs. ¬†Nothing very deluxe about them.
That said it did give me the chance to sample the scents.
Wild Rose is very old lady sachet smelling Рnot my cup of tea.  The other two are nice.
Wonderful formula that really helped my dry hands!  I have been playing in the dirt a lot this week!


Youngblood Anti-Shine Mattifier
0.05 oz
Retail for $36 for 0.25 oz – Sample Value $7.20

Haven’t tried this yet. ¬†My Juice BB cream has been doing such a great job I don’t get shiny.
Will give this a go when I am out of my BB cream sample.


Nexxus Youth Renewal
4 ml
Retail $20.99 for 28 ml – Sample Value $3.00

The first time I tried this the skin on my hands absorbed it immediately.
Then I mixed it with my hair gel.
Works well – smells like the Pi√Īa Coladas at Turtle Bay in the North Shore.
Very nice!!


Skin & Co Sicilian Body Gel
2 fl oz
Retail for $17.50 for 8.45 oz – Sample Value $2.80

I’ll be honest – I was so excited to get this. ¬†Man, am I glad I got a sample before I bought it!
It is so over the top perfumey smelling.  Even my wash cloth reeked.
I tried to give this away – no one wanted it.
This is why I love Birchbox – I avoid spending money on full size mistakes ūüôā


StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles
0.25 fl oz
Retail $65.00 for 1 oz – Sample Value $16.25

I have been dying to try this – and bonus this sample is huge!
It takes very little for me to use it so it should last me the full 8 weeks.
So far I like it.


Women’s Health Magazine Subscription
One Year Subscription – 10 issues
Retail $49.90 – Sample Value $9.99

I almost threw this card away!  Thought is was an ad like you get in your magazines.
But instead it is a free subscription.  I used to get this magazine Рbut we cut back to save money.
This was a very happy find!

Total Value of my April Birchbox – $40.23

I have to say I really enjoy the boxes Birchbox does with others and hope they do this more often.
They should get together with Oprah – can you just imagine how over the top that box would be??

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