February Ipsy Bag



February Ipsy Bag

This is my first month of subscribing to Ipsy and boy did I hit the mother-load. I can not complain with this bag at all – especially when the subscription is $10. Each month you will get 4-5 products AND a bag to go with it. You also can also review products and earn points on items they have available in their Ipsy store.

This month had the theme #ipsyLove and it came with a cute valentines theme. Let’s start with my favorite product – Glam Glow. These are normally $70 for a pack of 12 and in my Ipsy bag – I got two! That paid for the bag already. The under eye treatments have two pods – one meant for each eye. I found that one pod is enough for both eyes and this means I am getting 4 treatments out of this. Glam Glow is all the rage right now and I am excited to give these a try. The Cargo lippie – I was leery about the color, but it’s perfect with a nude lip liner. The Blush and brush was very nice, perfect color and the brush was so soft. The NYX Liner I received was silver- I remember wearing silver liner in the 90s. I will have to look up to wear it 20 years later (wow – I am getting old).  Overall – this was a fantastic bag! I will be definitely trying out another month on Ipsy.

To try out Ipsy – go here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/1fgzq?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general

When signing up – don’t freak out about the wait list. You have three steps to follow to get of the wait list – I was able to get off the wait list the same day.


February 2015 – Birchbox Review


February Birchbox

I have been a subscriber to Birchbox for a few months and each month I have been super pleased with it. The box cost $10, but you are able to earn $5-6 back each month to use in their shop. I have purchased some wonderful products using my Birchbox rewards. They have top notch customer service and beats all the ones out there.

This month I received a Derma – E facial scrub sample. I love the smell and the scrub was nice. I am able to get possibly 4-5 uses out of this sample. The Not Soap Radio Sample, smells great, but I was disappointed in the fact it did not lather up well. I have continued to use it and will get about 4 uses out of this sample. The Sumita eyeliner is wonderful, glides on real smooth. I have received two different Sumita liners (navy and olive green) and have been pleased with this line over all. I am always excited to receive dry shampoo.  Fekkai was in this box and one of my favorite hair care product lines. I got a deluxe sample of this and will be able to use several times. Lippies are always great and this month they sent me theBalm. I was partial to theBalm, not super excited about, the color wasn’t right, but those are the chances you get with these boxes. I will more than likely sanitize and pass it on a cousin or sibling.

To subscribe to Birchbox – go here https://www.birchbox.com/invite/xs9nk. 

Use promo code BBJETBLUE10  – to get 100 points ($10) when you sign up using the link above.

BoxyCharm Beauty Subscription Boxes

Being a mother of three, I don’t get to spend much on beauty items for myself. I love makeup and love it when I can snag deals on high quality beauty products.  A friend had told me about BoxyCharm, it’s a monthly subscription for $21 and each box you get around or over $100 worth products. You are sent 5 full size items, all are expensive and high quality products. I have received two boxes from BoxyCharm and I have not been disappointed.

On top of getting great products, you can also earn points to purchase more products by reviewing the products sent (you can earn 50 points each product reviewed), you get 450 points every 3 months your subscribed, and referrals.

Here are the first two boxes I received.

August BoxyCharm


OFRA Bronzer @$35 retail
Tarina Tarantino Conditioning Lip Sheen @$22 retail
ModelCO Cheek & Lip Tint  @$22 retail
Morphe Powder Brush @$19.99 retail
OFRA Eyeliner in black @$13 retail

All the products were top notch in this box. I wasn’t too impressed with the stain – I think the stain could of been a little more distinguished after you put it on.

September BoxyCharm


Hello by Harvey Prince Spray Perfume @ $29
Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Gloss @ $19 retail
NCLA Nail Lacquer @ $16 retail
Coastal Scents Go Palette  @12.95 Retail
Tarina Tarantino Fleur de Lash Mascara @ $19 retail

LOVE this box!!! Anytime mascara is involved -I am a happy gal!

I think the perfume and mascara were my favorite this month.

You can subscribe to BoxyCharm here – https://www.boxycharm.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/12591/

I doubt you will be disappointed if you subscribed to these boxes.