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GLOSSYBOX CANADA FEBRUARY UNBOXING 2013

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Hey Frugalista’s

It’s Glossybox Canada 1 year anniversary/ birthday! Woot Woot! Happy Birthday Glossybox! The theme was a celebration of their birthday. This month’s box varied from hair products, baking accessories, body products and cosmetics.

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Givency Mini Lip Gloss- Coral Frenzy 
This 3.5ml Givency lip gloss smells sweet and delicious. It goes on as a light coral with shimmer. The value of this product is $15 and it is a mini lip gloss.

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Anatamocials Body Cleanser- Full Size 
This shower gel is in the scent of roses, it is 150 ml bottle. The cool thing it is it’s from the UK. The value of this shower gel is $3.

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Essence Quattro Eyeshadow-Full Size 
Essence is a well known low cost drug store brand. I love their lipsticks and liners. However, I have never tried their eye shadows; this item has 4 shadows in various hues of green and one taupe shade. I swatched them on my hand and it has good pigmentation however, the lime green shade is a bit chalky. The value of this eye shadow quad is $3.99.

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Biore Pore Strips-Full Size 
Biore Pore Strips 6 count package removes black and white heads from your nose. We often get Biore products, I am not a fan of the strips. Some people received a Biore face scrub I would of loved that. Biore strips do work well and it retails for $9.99

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Glossybox Customized Cup Cake Kit- Full Size 
This was a nice treat to celebrate Glossybox 1 year anniversary/ birthday. It was very cute and pink, which is my favorite color. I plan on using these in the near future. The Cupcake kit came with approximately 20 cupcake cups and toothpicks with the glossybox logo on top.

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These are swatches of the eye shadows and Givenchy lip gloss. The first to the left is the Givenchy lip gloss swatch.

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Macadamia Healing Treatment-Deluxe sample size

This product is my all time favorite hair product! I been using the Macadamia hair care line for months now and I love it. This is a 30ml bottle and retails for $13.50. I can go on all day about this oil first it smells amazing. Secondly, it makes your hair super soft and not greasy. Lastly,  its very nourishing and great for all hair types. I would recommend this product to anyone.

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Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange Hand Lotion- Satchet

Free sample with no value of Tarocco Orange hand lotion. It is there latest scent in hand lotion. I have not tried it yet.

Eucerin Hyal Urea Anti-Wrinkle Lotion-Sample satchet

Free sample of Eucerin’s latest wrinkle cream, this has no value. I do not use wrinkle creams and have no tried this product as yet.

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GlobLove-Lingerie Discount Code

Discount code offer from GlobLove a Canadian Lingerie company. It is for 25% off your purchase the savings code is GB25 feel free to use it. The website is http://www.globlove.com. I did check out their site and they have cute lingerie and classic sets. Another discount code to remember is GLOSSY41 to save 10% off your first glossybox.

This months birthday Glossybox was great overall. The total value for this month was $45.50 not as high as previous months. However, I am super excited for the Macadamia Healing Treatment and the Givency lip gloss. I would love for Glossybox to feature more Macadamia products and more high end cosmetics like Givency. If you enjoyed the items in this months box or want to give someone Glossybox as a gift use GLOSSY41 to get 10% off. Share your thoughts on the box in the comments. Bye Frugalista’s stay fab!

 

 

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BURT’S BEE’S INTENSE HYDRATION KIT-BUZZ AGENT REVIEW

Hey Frugalista’s

I was introduced to a program by the name of Buzz Agent a few months ago. It is a company which selects people based on their social buzz. They have a point system and that is how they choose people to send products to for review. This program is great! I joined a few months ago and I have been buzzing around town lol! I got chosen for the Burt’s Bee’s Intense Hydration Kit. I was so excited! I love getting free products more importantly quality products.

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Burt’s Bee’s is known for quality products and for being natural.  I was sent the Night cream and the cream cleanser, let me tell you they are generous. I fell in love with the night cream on the first use. It is super creamy and luxurious, in the winter I suffer from dry skin and I get dark blotches on my face. A week after using the night cream my blotches went away and my skin felt quenched with moisture.

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The cream cleanser is great too it is creamy and non-drying. Both products have a nice light scent. I am switching to this night cream permanently. I have been using the same facial moisturizer for years but this intense night cream has be sold. It is more pricey than my regular moisturizer but I feel it is worth it. The cleanser in the picture is valued at $12.99 and the night cream is $29.99. I have to say if you like natural products, suffer from dry skin and want to try something new. The Burt’s Bee’s Intense Hydration line is for you particularly the night cream. I love the night cream! Well Fruggies if you like how Buzz Agent sounds join and you may be chosen to receive free items for your opinion and for you to buzz about. Take care 🙂

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NOVEMBER GLOSSYBOX UNBOXING (CANADA)

NOVEMBER GLOSSYBOX UNBOXING (CANADA)

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Hey Fruglista’s

My Glossybox arrived today and I was so excited like a kid on Christmas day. I was waiting for this box all day checking my mail box lol. I must say to start off bravo Glossybox you did great this month and I am loving this box. This month was a Christmas themed box and it was super cute. Glossybox included a glossy magazine which was a first it was really cool like a mini Cosmo mag. A lot of new changes are happening due to the recent price increase from $15 to $21 a month. But don’t fret the $21 is worth it after seeing this box!Image

This month there were plenty full size products as well. The first item is the Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor Holiday collection. I got “Keeping up with Santa” which is perfect for Christmas it is a full size bottle and it values $10.99

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Maybelline MNY Lip gloss this is a full size product and the value is $7.49. It is a peachy sparkly color.

ImageKryolan for Glossybox blusher in Glossy pink- 2.5g Full size $16.73. This blush has great pigmentation. It is a nice light blush pink I love it! Kryolan makes great products I loved the eyeshadow I got from them in a previous box.

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Nexxus Salon Hair Care: Hydration kit- deluxe sample size 89ml each bottle, value approx $5.00. The full size is 400ml and the shampoo retails for $9.99 and the conditioner is $14.99.

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Curel Hand & Cuticle Therapy cream- Full size, 100ml,  $3.99. I really like Curel, we previously got Curel foot cream in the summer and it was great.

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Vitabath moisturizing shower gel for dry skin- Full Size, 170g $15.00. I am glad glossy is following my beauty profile because I did list dry skin and they catered to that 🙂

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Uber Beauty loyalty card $20,00- gets you 50% off any purchase at the website. It is a special loyalty/discount card which entitles you to half off any products. This is a value of $20.00

There was a little bonus treat a mini candy cane

TOTAL VALUE OF THIS MONTHS BOX $71.20 WHICH IS SPECTACULAR! I would highly recommend glossybox it is one of the leading beauty box subscriptions due to the products and sizes you recieve and the value is insane. If you do not like it just cancel there is no committment at all.

Any one interested in trying glossybox use code GLOSSY41 to save 10% off your first box 😀

ANNOUCEMENT! 

I am super excited to say I am a Glossybox ambassador! Meaning I am a part of the glossy team to promote and give honest reviews and opinions on the boxes. I do not get paid or get free items or boxes. I sincerely like this beauty service and am honored to represent them and promote it. Therefore, that special code GLOSSY41 is my designated discount code for those interested in trying it out and saving 10% off your first box. I just wanted to share the great news and make it official 😀

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Posted by on December 1, 2012 in Glossy Box Reviews, Great Deals

 

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BATH & BODY WORKS BLACK FRIDAY HAUL

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Hey Frugalista’s

So I went to the black Friday sale at Bath & Body Works. I love this store and it is so addictive! I spent $46 total for all the things in the pictures. I bought things mainly for christmas gifts/stocking stuffers. The prices were so good and I had coupons. I used 2 $10off any $30 purchase. meaning if you get $30 worth of products you only pay $20 after coupon. I used 2 of those and also a coupon for the free aromatherapy stress lotion. Overall I saved over $25 with coupons. They had great deals on the mini’s which I love because they are perfect for your purse and it is easier to collect more scents. The body sprays, lotions and mini shower gels were 3/$6, mini candles were also that price.

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One of my favorites from Bath and Body Works is their lip gloss. They rarely put them on sale. It was on black Friday special 3/$10 I was in heaven I bought 6. I actually should of bought more. The quality is great and it’s the same as the Victoria’s Secret lip gloss after all its the same company. They have great shades, last long, and it’s not stick at all. The regular price is 7.50 each.

Lastly, Bath and Body Works is known for their great smelling, long lasting candles. I bought the White barn Christmas candle. It is a 3 wick candle which is the largest candle they sell regularly $22.50 was on special for $10. It was a steal and the scent is like a perfumey apple scent. I also bought a mini candle in cashmere scent.Image

Well Fruggies I just wanted to share my haul from Bath and Body Works and the great deals I got. There is always a $10 off $30 purchase at the bottom of your receipt you just have to spend 3 mins to do the survey and you bring your receipt back to use the coupon. Also sign up for special coupons and emails online. There are a lot of savings within Bath and Body Works and they make great gifts! I have a few gift ideas up my sleeve I may post on here. Bye for now 😀

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FREEBIES & HOW TO GET THEM! $10-$20 WORTH OF FREE MAKE-UP

Hey Frugalista’s

I have listed some freebies and places to sign up to get free things I hope you enjoy! Also leave me a comment letting me know which ones you joined 🙂 If you liked the video like it!

1. Coterie is an high end online Make-up store. Click the link to get your free cosmetics!

Click here to get $10-$20 credit after you create a quick account. You will have a credit and it lasts for 2months. The credit is located in the account tab 🙂 https://www.coterie.com/refer?code=d9TZ177mB

2. https://www.pgbrandsampler.ca/ (CANADA ONLY) Join for free products from healthcare , personal care and beauty samples and coupons mailed directly to your home for free

3. https://www.pgeveryday.com/pgeds/brandsampler.jsp (US ONlLY) Join to get free beauty, healthcare and personal care products mailed to your home for free.

4. Sample Source( CANADA & USA) https://www.samplesource.com/index.php
Join for free packages mailed to your home full of beauty, personal, health and food products and coupons for free items. You choose the items you want based on what is available.

5. Please like and subscribe to my blog and youtube channel if you like this video

I hope yall enjoyed my video go out there and get those freebies 😀

 

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FREEBIE ALERT! FREE BAG OF LINDT LINDOR TRUFFLES

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Hey Frugalista’s!

Freebie time woohoo! Lindt Lindor chocolate is giving away a FREE bag of their truffles. Just go on their facebook fan page and print the coupon. Hurry I am sure they will go quick I got mine 🙂 Your welcome!

https://www.facebook.com/LindtChocolate/app_182968635067837

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2012 in freebies, Great Deals

 

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Great Deal : Wet N Wild Redmond Red Nail Polish

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Hey frugalista’s!

I bought the Wet N Wild Redmond Fast Dry nail polish at Walgreens for only $1.49. Plus I had a $1 off coupon from the Sunday newspaper a few weeks back. Therefore I paid $0.49 plus tax.:) This nail polish does dry pretty fast which I love. Also the red is so vibrant, it’s a nice bright red which I love. Red is a sexy color and it stands out. This nail polish lasted a long time without going chipped and had a nice gloss to it. I would highly recommend it, and there is a wide selection of colors. I must say Wet N Wild has stepped up their nail polish game up. This fast dry line is a must try and the price is so right lol.

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Glossy Box July 2012 Review

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Hey Fruggies,

I know I’m late but I’m playing catch up with my Glossy box reviews I went on vacation and fell behind. So I have to start off by saying I was disappointed with this box. Seeing how good the previous two boxes were and then to get a box full of Walmart products was not impressive.

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So this is the entire box of products for July and right when I seen Dove body wash I was like are you kidding me. I would of rather Bath & Body Works or Victoria’s Secret body wash, Dove is so blah and generic and not a luxury item. Its a drugstore/Walmart item, the positive is it was a full size

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Dove softening creme body wash was full size 200ml bottle and retails for $5.99. It says you get visibly more beautiful smooth and soft skin in a week. I tried it and my opinion is it’s nothing special its very creamy and does not really lather. Its a typical shower cream.

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Zoya nail polish full size product it retails for $8.00. When I seen the Zoya nail polish I was excited I love nail polish. I was familar with Zoya because the spa I go to only uses their polishes. Its a great brand and lasts long, the negative is I did not like the color I got it does not compliment my skin tone :(. However this was the best item in box.

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Alessandro International pedix heel rescue balm deluxe sample size 30ml. The full size is 100ml and retails for $19.95. Therefore the sample size is worth about $6. This balm protects and nourishes your skin it has shea butter and tea tree oil.

Beautysoclean sanitizer wipes sample size (5 pads) value approximately $1.30. The full size comes with 48 wipes for $12.50. These wipes can be used to sanitize  lipstick, lip gloss, compacts etc. It removes debris, lint, food particles etc.I did not like this product reminds me of alcohol wipes.

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John Frieda Frizz-Ease Strength Serum deluxe sample size 24ml approximate value $7.50. The full size is 50ml and retails for $14.99. This is a well known brand for curly hair products and can be found at any drugstore or Walmart. It transforms coarse,frizzy curly hair for a sleek, shiny and polished look. I have natural hair which is curly and I have not tried this as yet. I will try it soon and see if it smoothes out my frizz.

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Eucerin Calming creme sample tube. The full size product retails for $12.00 for 200 grams. This product was actually missing from my box. I contacted Glossy box customer service and they wanted me to take pictures etc for a tiny sample so I said forget it. I did not get to try this sample so I have no opinion on it. However, there was a $2.00 off coupon included in the box and I love coupons 🙂

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My overall impression of the July 2012 Glossy Box was unimpressive it consisted of drugstore/Walmart products with the exception of the Zoya polish. I must say the best product was the Zoya nail polish because its a great brand and used in spa’s and salons. Glossy Box has been fantastic the last 2 months I guess this is just one of those rare flops. I hope its better next month, but overall the value of $15 is still worth it. The total product value for this month’s box is $28,79. Which is still good because you could not get all these products for $15 in a store. I still recommend Glossy box to my frugalista’s it gives you a chance to try new beauty items and get a variety of things worth way more than what you pay ($15 a month). If your interested I have a 10% off your first box link your first box will be only $13.50 and you can cancel anytime.The code is  GLOSSY41 to get 10% off. Have a great day Frugalista’s 😀

 
 

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JUNE 2012 GLOSSY BOX REVIEW

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I received my June 2012 Glossy box a few weeks ago. This month Glossy Box was another winner! There were plenty full size products which is what I always love. The theme of the June box was summer! It had summer essentials in this months box. They gave us a razor to have smooth sexy legs for the summer, Wella Ocean spritz hair spray for sexy beach curls. Also, sunscreen to protect our skin from those harmful rays, face cleanser to freshen up, dual lipstick to have many sexy lip color combinations for the summer.

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The first Item is the Gillette Venus Embrace Razor value of $13.43. I LOVE this razor I have been using it prior to receiving it in the Glossy Box. This razor is a bit pricey but its worth the money. It has 5 blades and around the razor its cushioned with a gel foam. Also, there is a moisture strip above the blades which is great. One of the best things about this razor is you can buy the replacement heads at a drugstore or walmart. You get a really nice close and smooth shave. This razor alone almost pays for the box it self.

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The second item is the Biore 4 in 1 Revitalizing Cleanser, its value is $9.99 and its 200ml. This is another full size product, Biore has a good line of facial products. I have used some in the past and loved them. However, I had never tried this cleanser until I got my Glossy Box. This cleanser is a 4 in 1 it purifies, cleanses, tones and refreshes your skin. I can tell you it is definitely refreshing it leaves a nice clean minty fresh feeling. After you wash your face it feels like all the impurities and make up is lifted and my face felt lighter. This cleanser is a pump bottle and it foams up with water. I would recommend  this product!

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The third product is the Cover Girl Blast Flipstick-Blendable lip duo. This product is also full size and the value is $12.50 it is 3.8gr in size. This is the product I was most excited about in my box. This Cover Girl Flipstick is new and when I received it, it was not even available in Canada at the time. It was super exciting being the first to try an item before it was available to others. Glossy Box gave me the perfect shade I got the 800 Whisper murmure color. At one end its a baby pink/mauve color the other end is a luminous pink with a little gold shimmer in it. The lipstick is very smooth and moisturizing. The great feature of this product is you have 3 lip colors in one lipstick. You can wear each shade alone or you can use both and blend a new color. Cover Girl made a great product and I love it! It’s a double ended lipstick with endless possibilities! This product almost covers the price of the box alone.

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I have been wearing this lipstick every day since I got it 😀

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My fourth item is the Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz its a 150mL bottle which is full size! The value is $16.99 this product alone pays for the box. I love high end hair products however, I do not use spritz and hairsprays in my hair 😦 Moreover, we all know Wella is a great salon brand with great products. I cannot give my personal opinion because I have not tried the product. The information booklet says that it gives chunky texture for that carefree beachy hair look. An information booklet came with it telling you have to achieve the beach curls. Wella is exclusively available at salons.

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This picture shows this month there was 4 full sized products which is an excellent value each of these items either pay for the box it self or close to.

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The June Glossy Box had 3 actual sample size samples this month. The above picture shows the 3 sample products. First sample is the Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strip most of us are familiar with this product it has been out for years. You apply it to your nose and it removes blackheads and whiteheads. Its a good product, there was 1 strip in this months box. If your interested in purchashing these strips it is $9.99 for 8strips in a package.That makes the one strip in the box worth $1.25.

The second sample is Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex 7ml. This product I was not excited about I am too young for wrinkle cream I feel it was not suited for me. Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex is an anti-aging formula. It has advanced micro-fillers to smooth fine lines. It contains BioPeptide and B3 complex it hydrates and improves the appearance of deep lines in 14 days.The sample can be used maybe 3-4 times the cost for a 50mL bottle would cost $30.99. The value of this sample would be approximately $4. I tried it and It has no scent and honestly it did not feel amazing on my skin nor was it creamy.

The third and last sample was Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF55. This sample size was pretty good 14 ml,it is travel size perfect for a vacation. This sunscreen is voted #1 for best feeling sunscreen by Canadian Dermatologists. I actually had a skin damage test done years ago and the Dermatologist recommended this sunscreen so I totally believe that claim. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry- Touch sunscreen is very light and it asborbes fast. It does not feel heavy and greasy like many other suncreens. It contains Helioplex which provides photostable protection from UVA/UBV rays. The cost for this product is $15.99 for an 88ml bottle. Therefore, the value of the sample is $2.66, I would recommend this product for sure.

The June 2012 Glossy Box was another excellent deal for the monthly price of $15. This months total value of all the products is $60.82! That’s a steal! 🙂 I would definetly recommend Glossy box to anyone. The products are great and you get 4-5 full size products as you can see from my previous reviews. Well Frugalista’s If your interested I have a link for you below just copy and paste.

http://www.glossybox.ca/invitation/ODEyNg==utm_source=Customers&utm_medium=link&utm_term=ODEyNg==&utm_campaign=Refer-a-friend/

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ECOTOOLS BAMBOO 5PC BRUSH SET FIND!

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Hey Frugalista’s!

I have a great find that I love! So I have been experimenting trying to find new make up brushes. I came across this brand called Ecotools. They are a earth friendly company, they use natural materials and are 100% cruelty free. I bought the 5 piece Bamboo Brush set, it came with 1 Mineral powder brush, 1 concealer brush, 1 eye shading brush, 1 baby kabuki and comes in a cosmetic bag made out of hemp and cotton. This set is like a travel set but also great for everyday usage. I love how smooth the brushes are they are very plush! The handles of the brushes are made out of bamboo. I use the baby Kabuki to put my blush on and its perfect. I cannot stand rough make up brushes and these are really soft and non irritating. I saw this set in Walmart for $16.98, However, being the frugal diva I am I got mine for $5.61 on Ebay. That’s right! $5.61 lol I made out great! I checked the packaging and everything it is not a knock off. I recommend you try this especially if you want to carry brushes on a trip or in your purse for mid day touch ups. Check out Ebay and get yourself a great deal. Ecotools also has a website I will post below if you want to research it! Enjoy your day Divas! Don’t forget if you have any great finds or freebies please share in the comments 😀

http://www.ecotools.com/bamboo-5-piece-brush-set

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This is the Ecotools 5pc brush set at Walmart! $16.97

 

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