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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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Posted by on September 22, 2012 in Shopping Hauls

 

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Wet N Wild Bonus Edition Duo’s $1.99

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Hey Frugalista’s

I went to Walgreens yesterday and seen a fab deal on the side of the aisle. There was a Wet N Wild display, you get two items for $1.99 in a package. They had single eye shadows with black eyeliner and 2 nail polish combos. There were many different colors to choose from for the shadow and nail polish. Lucky for me I went in there for a clear polish and I got the Clear topcoat and a red polish in the package for $1.99. I was so excited it was a great deal! Unfortunately, there was not a lot of selection the display was almost cleared out. It made me wonder what other duo’s they had 😐 . I advise you to check out your Walgreens and grab this deal. Also it is the Wet N Wild Megalast long wearing nail polish. The polish lasts for 5 days, chip resistant and has minerals and calcium. For $1.99 you cannot lose!

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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Nail Polish Reviews

 

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

 
 

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My Julep Maven box arrived!

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Hey Frugalista’s!

I know I have been slacking on the blog but I moved and all this stuff. So I received my first Julep Maven box and it was exciting. If y’all remembered I got the 1st box for 1 penny. In my previous blog I have the code and information how you can get yours for 1 penny as well. The packaging is very pretty it is black and pink. I received 3 nail polishes I love all the colors not so crazy about the sparkly purple because I don’t really like sparkle polishes. However for 1 penny how can I even complain. I tried the blue polish and  I loved it, it lasted long it started chipping on the 4th day. The pink polish looked like a hot pink but when i put it on it came out to be like a darker pink.  Julep Maven polishes are good it takes 3-4 days to start chipping and you need 2 coats of polish. I would compare it to Sally Hansen brands in terms of quality. The bottles are very cute and posh! Overall I say try it you only have a penny to lose.

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The colors I received  were baby blue, pink and sparkly purple. Also came with two toe separators.

 
 

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