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My Glossy Box beauty subscription for MAY 2012

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Hey Frugalista’s

I know I been slacking once again :(. I mentioned in a previously blog about beauty subscriptions and how addictive they are. Well after weeks of research and watching beauty box reviews I decided to go with Glossy Box!

Glossy Box  seems to give actual full size high end product and they have great variety. So I received my first box almost two weeks ago and it was so exciting. The box gets delivered to your front door and the monthly fee is $15. I will post a discount link where you can get your first box for $13.50 as I did.

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So when I opened the cute black and pink box I was pleasantly surprised. The packaging was very nice and  you can keep the box and use it to store things. In my first box I had received a full sized Iman red lipstick value of $16.00. That item alone paid for the whole box! I was so happy when I seen the lipstick because I was looking for the right red lipstick since reds are hot right now. I will definetly take a picture in the lipstick and post it and not to mention the Iman lipstick stayed on for hours and it was moisturizing.

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My second item was a full size Sebastian Professional Volupt Shampoo value $15.78 the bottle size was 250ml. I heard great things about this brand and it is quite expensive for shampoo I look forward to trying it. This item alone was well worth the price of the box. The third item was a Curel Foot Cream value of $3.99 the size was also full size 100ml. I have been using this foot cream and its amazing and very creamy and moisturizing. The fourth item was Simple Eye Makeup Remover this was a deluxe sample size the value was $9.99 and the size was 56ml. It was very close to a full size eye remover bottle, I tried this item and loved it! It is non irritating and very gentle. The Simple line is Hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic its perfect for people with sensitive and problem skin.My fifth and last item was also from Simple, it was the Simple Facial Wask Gel value of $9.99. The size was a deluxe sample size of 50ml it is a great travel size. This is also recommended by dermatologist because it is no irritating and very gentle. I give this face cleanser 9/10 it was very refreshing, light, clean and had no scent. I almost forgot one last item, in my envelope where they list the items and value there was a card for a free Iman sample of liquid foundation. Just yesterday I went to the department store counter and received my sample. The sample was very small however, a little foundation goes a long way. I tried it today and fell in love I got Earth 1 Iman liquid foundation. It was light my face did not feel heavy or creamy and I did not have that made up greasy look. I will definetly purchase this when my sample is finished.

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My first impression of Glossy Box is I think its spectular and a great deal! I could not believe the sizes of the items and the brands I got. Iman cosmetics are great and getting them in the box was a treat I was so excited and grateful. I definetly recommend Glossy Box to my frugalista’s its money well spent and you get to try new products. There is no commitment you can cancel at anytime. I say try it! 😀

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pardon the picture quality I had bad lighting 😛

Share your thoughts on any beauty box subscriptions or tell me what you got this month 😀

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JULEP MAVEN: NAIL POLISH AND NAIL CARE BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION!

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Frugalista’s I’m super excited!! I been researching and finding a lot of beauty subscriptions and I jumped on the beauty subscription train. Beauty subscriptions are monthly beauty boxes that get mailed to your home for a monthly fee ranging from $10- $19.99. My recent subscriptions is a company called JULEP MAVEN! They send a monthly box of nail polishes, nail care products including mani and pedi products. They also include a surprise product every month a little something extra. I am excited because I love nail polish and change my colors like 2 times a week. Julep Maven has a style quiz and they tailor to your results. Which is good and bad,if you don’t like your results you can choose the category  you like. That is what I did, they put me as “Classic with a Twist” but I changed it to “IT GIRL”. The “It Girl” comes with 3 polishes and the other categories comes with 2 polishes and a nail care product like pedicure cream. The polishes come in a cute fancy bottle with cute names, I will post pics when my box comes. I also have a special promo code and you can get your 1st box for a penny!!! Look for the link below 😀 enjoy Divas!

I HAVE A SPECIAL PROMO CODE WHERE YOU GET YOUR FIRST BOX FOR 1 CENT (A PENNY) THERE IS NO A CATCH! IT INCLUDES SHIPPING, SHIPPING IS FREE!

SPECIAL PROMO CODE FOR A PENNY JULEP MAVEN BOX : COLORS4ONE

THE LINK TO THE SITE:  http://www.julep.com?r=20914205

You can cancel at any time or skip a month. This subscription can’t get any better try it out you have nothing to lose but a penny.

I say go ahead and spoil yourself get ready for summer with hot polish colors divas!

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SO ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY! TIME TO GET FREE BIRTHDAY GOODIES!

So its my BIRTHDAY this Thursday (April 19th)!!! YEAH! Shout out to the Aries 🙂 My birthday is what inspired me to write this blog on all the freebies you can get for your birthday. There are many retailers and restaurants that have special gifts, discounts and freebies just waiting for you. The key to these deals are joining the email V.I.P clubs. The retailers will directly email you the coupons or vouchers for your gift on your birthday. Most of the coupons are good for 2 weeks prior and after your birthday( your whole birthday month). Very few are ONLY redeemable on your actual birthday those are usually the restaurants. There are plenty of free food vouchers you can literally get breakfast and dinner free. You can make your birthday month a month dedicated to free meals bon appetite 🙂

These are the retailers I have signed up with and  some of the things I have received free for my birthday:

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1) SEPHORA

sign up for the free V.I.P. membership and every birthday you recieve a free beauty gift (no purchase necessary). This year (2012) I got a sugar kiss mini duo lip treatment spf 15. One is tainted red and the other is clear.

The previous year they gave a birthday cake shower gel that was a good size.

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2.) BOSTON PIZZA

Sign up for there email club and they email you a voucher for a free gourmet pasta dish or dessert. There is no purchase necessary just go and eat your free meal or dessert. The voucher is good for the entire month of your birthday.

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3.) STARBUCKS

Purchase a Starbuck gift card you can purchase one for as low as $5 and register the card on their website. Registering the card to the starbuck rewards will entitle you to a free beverage of your choice every year on your birthday. The voucher will be mailed to you directly via snail mail. That voucher is good for the entire month of your birthday. I love this birthday voucher because you can get any size and any drink!!! GO WILD GET THAT GRANDE CARAMEL FRAPPUCINO LOL!! If your a Starbuck lover this is great!

3.) TIMOTHY’S  COFFEE (canadian company)

Sign up for Timothy’s email club and around your birthday you will get an email with a coupon. The coupon entitles you to a free baked good ($4.99 value) BUT you have to purchase a medium brewed coffee which is $2.21.

4.) TUCKER’S MARKET PLACE (Canadian deal)

Tuckers Market Place is restaurant that provides a buffet of a large variety of food. All you need to do is go on your actual birthday and show I.D. and you get your meal for FREE!!!

5.) FIRST WATCH (breakfast and brunch resturant)

Sign up for the First Watch Sun e club and you receive a voucher in your email for a free entree. I love this place they have the best breakfast 😀

6.) RED LOBSTER

I signed up for the email club and all they sent was $5 off two entrees. Nothing to really get excited about but it’s better than nothing.

7.) IHOP

Sign up for IHOP’s PANCAKE REVOLUTION and you will recieve a coupon via email for a free entree.

8.)DENNY’S

FREE ORIGINAL GRAND SLAM ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!

Denny’s Restaurant will give your a FREE Grand Slam on your birthday! Valid ID must be presented. Taxes and gratuity extra.Not sure if you have to join the Denny’s Rewards email club

9.) DAIRY QUEEN (DQ)

Sign up for the email club and they send you a buy 1 get 1 free blizzard. However, they send that coupon out like 4 times a year. Not much to be excited about 😦

10.) BASKIN ROBIN’S

Sign up for Club 31 which is their email club and receive a birthday coupon for Buy 1 get 1 free ice cream scoop or cone and $3 off a cake! 

They cut back last year they gave a free cone 😦

11.)E.L.F. COSMETICS

If you sign up for the email club they send you a birthday email with a special code. The  birthday gift is 10 FREE PRODUCTS!!! It’s great but you can’t just get away with the 10 items free. You have to purchase $20 worth of products and pay shipping which the lowest possible amount is $26.95 ($20 of products you choose additional to the 10 free + $6.95 shipping fee). Elf has good low priced make up items ranging from $1-30 if you wanted a bunch of cosmetic items this is a great deal!

12.)CVS (drug store)

If you join CVS beauty club they will email you a $3 coupon which you can use towards anything!!! It’s great treat yourself to a nail polish, eye shadow, candy what ever you like its a little treat. I plan on buying a beauty item with mine that’s $3 so I get it FREE!!

13.) CHAROLETTE RUSSE

If you sign up for the email club you receive a 10% off and free shipping code prior to your birthday! Its great because Charolette Russe already has great prices and you can use it on sale items online. I got some bra and panty sets they were on sale bras were buy 1 get one 50% and panties were 5/$12. My total bill was under $30.

14.)Macy’s

If you have made an online purchase with Macy’s in the past they will email you a free shipping code on your birthday for online purchases.

15.)Piercing Pagonda (Jewelry retailer)

If you have made a purchase with them you will receive a email with a 10% off code on your birthday.

16.) PEOPLES (Canadian jewelry store)

If you have signed up for peoples emails you will recieve a coupon for $50 off any purchase over $300. This is great if your treating yourself to something sparkly lol!

17.) Wicker Emporium (Canadian home decor store)

If you sign up for the email club you will receive a coupon valid for one week for 25% off any regular priced item.

18.)BEEF O’BRADY’S

Sign up for the email club and recieve a free dessert with a entree purchase. This place has the best wings in Florida!

19.)GIANT TIGER (Canadian discount retailer)

If you sign up for their email club you will receive a coupon to print out. It entitles you to a free item, you have the choice between a can of coffee, chocolate covered almonds or a apple pie. The coupon expires a week after your birthday.

19.)BOOSTER JUICE (SMOOTHIES PLACE)

I signed up for Booster Juice email club and they sent me a coupon for a FREE REGULAR SIZE SMOOTHIE!! I love this one they have great smoothies and you can get any kind. The smoothies are pretty big and this is about a $7 value 🙂 The coupon is good for 7 days.

 I will add more as I receive more emails, Also I will be adding pictures of the freebies and vouchers as posts. ENJOY!

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P.S. NOTICE HOW ITS MOSTLY FOOD LOL BE READY TO HIT THE GYM AFTER ALL THIS FREE BIRTHDAY FOOD LOL!

 
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HELLO WORLD ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF :)

I go by the name FRUGAL CHOCOLATE DIVA! I decided to create this blog for fellow penny pinchers such as myself. I just graduated school got those school loans and other debts that comes with being and adult. However, that will not stop me from getting the things I like. There are many ways to get freebies and great deals!!! It just takes time, research and word of mouth. I am here to share the savings, if you have any tips are deals please post in the comment box or contact me. My first post is inspired by my birthday YEAHHH! CAKE! CAKE! CAKE! LOL! Sorry that Rhianna song popped in mind soon as I said that. My first post will be about all the free things you can get on your birthday! I hope you enjoy it and take advantage and get all the freebies on your birthday!


 
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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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