Monday, March 25, 2013 March 2013 Mystery Beauty Box II

Hola!!!!!! I have been suckered into yet again another beauty subscription box! Which I guess it's ok since I am currently only getting ipsy. Now, this one I am blaming entirely on Lindsey from Renolyn Reviews, I watched her unboxing video and just HAD to get this box! You can watch it here but I must warn you, she subscribes to tons of cool stuff and you will want it all! 

This beauty box works as follows:
$34.95 for a one time box purchase or $24.95 if you subscribe to get the mystery box every month. You can click here to sign up but it seems the March box is sold out. I also read from other bloggers that the contents of the boxes vary slightly but seems like everyone is getting a lot of bang for their buck! 

Since I had seen great reviews I decided to subscribe so I git it for $24.95 and free shipping! :) My order came super fast, here is what I got:
I got 5 full sized products in the mystery box and another full sized product along with a foil packet as free samples, read on for the breakdown and how much each item retails for. Aside from the essie nail polish, all of the other brands are new to me which is pretty exciting for my inner makeup junkie! :)
Intelligent Beauty/ Labs - Rescue Restorative Shampoo (9floz.) $16
Intelligent Beauty/ Labs - Rescue Restorative Conditioner (9fl oz.) $18

While I have never heard of this brand before, I am definitely intrigued and will try the shampoo and conditioner. I love the fact that they sent full sized tubes and they sent both the shampoo and conditioner so I can actually try them. I have lots of hair so when I get tiny hair samples I don't even want to try them because I need to be able to use a product at least 2 or 3 times to form a real opinion.

Essie - Vanity Fairest $8

Nail polish = love! I don't have a lot of essie polishes and this looks like a pretty shade. might even be a jelly but I haven't tested it yet. 
Babor - Maxi Definition Lip Liner - Russet (1g.) $15 

This is a pretty color, and will go good with nude lipsticks I think :) Ohhhh and I didn't discover the best part until I was looking up the prize! I thought it was weird that it had 2 caps, well guess what? It has a lip brush on the other end! I did not get a picture of that but you can see it here.
And yes! I have made wait until almost the end to show you the most amazing product in this box! The picture above also shows the essie nail polish which is a full sized bottle, just as reference for the size of this palette!
This beautiful palette has a good sized mirror, 6 eye shadows, a highlighter and a double ended brush which looks and feels superb! Oh and 3 lovely cards that show you different looks!
Skylark - Snowkissed Cashmere Eye Shadow Palette $40

I have not swatched it yet because it just looks too pretty! but it has great reviews online and the colors remind me of an pumped version of the Balm Nude'tude palette. The eye shadows are bigger here but they have that look :)

Last but not least, FREE Samples!
DermStore - Lip Quench (0.28oz.) $12
Dermalogica -Soothing eye make-up remover (foil packet)

So, of my math is working right, the retail value for all these products is $109! I paid $24.95! My verdict? I love you Lindsey! and I am keeping this subscription! I feel it is a great value! Can't wait for next month's box! :)

What do you think of this box?

Thank you for stopping by,
Fiorella :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

My elf Mystery Bag 2013

Holaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! OMG I feel like I have abandoned this poor blog! I have been trying to post on my Facebook page and even made some appearances on YouTube!!! Anywho... the reason I had to blog today is my most recent elf haul! Which included their FREE mystery bag!!! ahhhhh!!!

I had placed a small elf order when they had free shipping (on orders $15+) for President's Day, then a few days later they posted the Mystery Bag deal.

Basically, if you ordered at least $20 worth of products you would get a free Mystery Bag worth at least $20!!! Also, some people would receive gift cards in addition to the mystery bag (I didn't but oh well). You had to pay for shipping ($6.95) but still a good deal in my opinion!

To make the most out of my order I decided to get 20 products from the essential line ($1 each), all things I had been needing or wanted to try.

Here is what everything I received (including what I ordered plus the Mystery Bag):
These are the 20 products I ordered: 
And here are just the products from the Mystery Bag: 
The only product I have ever tried from what I got in the Mystery Bag is the Nourishing Cuticle Pen which I actually like :) Everything else is new to me!

Here is the breakdown of what was in my Mystery Bag and how much each product is worth; I do not know if everyone receives the same products or not.
From L to R:
  • Defining Eye Brush (essential line) $1
  • Nourishing Cuticle Pen (essential line) $1
  • Essential Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera Infused (essential line) $1
  • Essential Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera Infused (essential line) $1
  • Essential Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E Infused (essential line) $1
  • Lotion Wipes Vanilla Sugar Cookie (studio line) $3
From L to R:
  • Primer Eyeshadow in Misty Mauve (essential line) $2
  • Glitter Gloss in Golden Glitz (studio line) $3
  • Body Shimmer in Blazing Bronze (studio line) $3
  • Lip Stain in Crimson Crush (essential line) $2
  • Hypershine Lipgloss in Flirt (essential line) $1
  • Glitter Eyeshadow in Night Owl (essential line) $2

If my math is working right, that means my mystery bag was worth $21! Yippee!!!! I'm actually pretty happy with it, while it had some products from the essential line, some of them were the $2 items I have been wanting to try! And they also put some of the studio line items in the bag! I believe it was a good mix and I am extremely excited to try the Primer Eyeshadow in Misty Mauve and the Glitter Eyeshadow in Night Owl! OMG so many pretties don't know where to start!!!

What do you think of my haul? Do you like elf? Have you tried elf? You can buy their products at (they did not pay me for this post, I wish they did hahaha)

Don't forget to enter my Giveaway! (some of the products from this post might be in your surprise bag if you win) 

Thank you for stopping by,
Fiorella :)