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Born and raised in Lima Peru, moved to the U.S. about 14 years ago. Living in KC! If you are a company and would like me to review your product/service, please contact me at fiorellascloset@gmail.com I am fully bilingual and can write reviews in Spanish as well :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

blush.com June 2013 Mystery Beauty Box

I have been subscribed to blush.com for 4 months now, and at $24.95 I still love it, I feel like I definitely get an awesome value every month! My June mystery box arrived today! I watched the June preview so I knew that the featured product alone as already worth more than the entire bag! Yay!

They always send 1 or 2 free samples (foil packets usually) with your order, this month I got a Dermalogica "multivitamin power firm" sample. Now, for your viewing pleasure, the contents of the box:

The featured product this month is: 
  • GLYTONE Spray Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (6fl oz.) Full size! Retails for $39 (remember this box costs $24.95 if you subscribe or $34.95 for a one time box! Ahhhh, nice!)
From the site:
What it is:
A lightweight body sunscreen mist to prevent sun damage.

What it's used for:
Glytone Spray Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (formerly Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Plus Spray Mist) coats your skin in a soft, water-resistant barrier of chemical and mineral UV filters to prevent the visible signs of aging due to sun exposure. Innovative antioxidant technology keeps your skin hydrated and supple with a non-greasy finish that won’t clog your pores. 

And everything else I got:
  • Stila Lip Glaze - Kaleidoscope (0.08fl oz.) Full size! Retails for $22
  • DHC Clarifying Pore Cover Base (0.42oz.) Full size! Retails for $19! 
From their site:
What it is:
A skin-protecting makeup primer. 

What it's used for:
DHC Clarifying Pore Cover Base is a powder-based primer that targets trouble areas, such as the oily T-zone. Designed to keep the complexion looking naturally matte for hours, it helps to keep makeup fresh by preventing smears and smudges.
  • Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20 Tinted Body Treatment Enhancer - Glow, this is a deluxe sample so I have no idea what its value is but OMG I'm so excited to try this one out! I recently got a sample of the Miracle Skin Face SPF 20 from the Sephora Sun Safety Kit and I've been loving it!
  • Hydroxatone Revitalizing Microdermabrasion, the one I got is 0.5 oz and the full size is 1.7 oz, full size retails for $29. This is one of the products I would never buy on my own but I am certainly excited to try it! 
According to the site:
What it is:
A micro-exfoliating formula to help restore and regenerate skin. 

What it's used for:
Hydroxatone Revitalizing Microdermabrasion is an effective exfoliating treatment to help gently resurface your skin by polishing away dull, dead skin cells. Magnesium oxide buffs impurities and dead skin, bringing newer, youthful skin to the surface. Smoothing sesame oil reduces the appearance of fine lines as protective antioxidants combat premature aging. Skin-brightening extracts promote skin clarity and radiance.
  • Decleor Aroma Cleanse Youth Cleanser Duo, two sample sized bottles, Aroma Cleanse Essential Cleansing Milk & Aroma Cleanse Essential Tonifying Lotion. (0.33 oz each)
  • Supergoop CC Cream Daily Correct SPF 35 Self Adjusting Light to Medium (3ml) - Always excited to try anything labeled as BB or CC cream :)
I believe all the boxes this month have the featured product and the rest of the products can vary. As you can see I got 3 full sized products that total $80 ($39+$22+$19) and that's without going crazy calculating how much each sample product is worth! So there you have it! While the blush.com box is not all makeup I love the fact that they include skincare! And the value does not disappoint! I am keeping this subscription for sure!

What do you think? Do you subscribe to blush.com?

Thank you for stopping by,
Fiorella :)

Total Beauty Revlon Edition and Mystery Collection!

Hello beautiful people! My mailbox was raining packages today! I wanted to take a moment to brag show you what I got from Total Beauty! Everything was purchased with my own money!

I found this site recently and love it so far! Here is their description:

"Love getting packages? Thought so. The Total Beauty Collection is the ultimate beauty goodie bag, chock full of trial size cosmetics samples. And unlike most samples box programs, there's no subscription required, so you don't get stuck paying a monthly fee. Instead, you get makeup samples and other beauty samples from our favorite brands, making it easy to test out beauty products and find your favorites before you spend money on the full-sized versions. The Total Beauty Collection is essentially a pretty present delivered to your door, no subscription strings attached." (http://www.totalbeauty.com/shops/collections)

The first thing I bought a few weeks ago was the "Total Beauty Collection Revlon Edition"; I had been dying to try the Revlon Lip Butters but I'm cheap so I didn't wanna pay around $8 for something I wasn't even sure I was going to like. This collection is still available here for $15 with free shipping, killer deal!

I loved that I knew what I was getting, sometimes no surprises are nice! This is the actual box, it came with:
  • Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Sorbet - full size
  • Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Pink Lemonade - full size
  • Revlon ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel in Trade Winds - full size
  • Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow in Sea Mist - full size
  • Revlon Spring Color Story Booklet

A few days ago I got an email about something magic!!! The Total Beauty Mystery Collection! (I'm sorry it is now sold out!). They offered for $20 and it was said to contain:

  • $100 VALUE + FREE Shipping
  • 13+ products included

"Spring cleaning usually means dust pans and trash bags, but at Total Beauty it means a finding a whole new batch of beauty bargains.


We've gathered the extra products from our previous collections and mixed them together to create a limited number of Mystery Collections. Each collection is like a box of chocolates -- you don't know what you're going to get (until it arrives on your doorstep).

The part that isn't a mystery? The bargain. At only $20, each collection contains 13+ different products valued at over $100. So sure, there's no way of telling if you're going to get nougat or caramel-filled ... but at the end of day, you can't go wrong with a box full of chocolates. Especially one that ships for free." (http://www.totalbeauty.com/shops/collections/mystery)


Well of course I had to order one and it came today! Here is what I got! I am pretty happy with it, I haven't calculated the actual value but I am pretty confident is definitely more than I paid for! 

While this mystery collection is currently sold out I highly recommend checking out the site and signing up for updates! (They have sent me discount codes a couple of times, 10% and 20% which can be used towards any collection boxes just for joining their mailing list)

I love the free shipping and no membership idea, if you see a collection you like you buy it and that's it! Pretty sweet deal! 
What do you think? Have you shopped Total Beauty before? 

Thank you for stopping by,


Fiorella :)