Glossybox February 2013 Review

This month’s Glossybox was fantastic. As soon as I opened the box I was overwhelmed by the amazing aroma coming out of it. I soon found out it was because of the lovely smelling soap in there, but I will get to that soon! I am excited to use all 5 items :]

IMG_0817 They used pretty pink paper & ribbon to wrap this month’s box, which looked great! They have been changing up the colors lately, so maybe this will be a new monthly thing. Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription service that costs $21/month. You get 5 travel sized (and sometimes full sized) items a month, and they introduce you to awesome new brands and products. Completely worth the money!

In this month’s box, it was all about International Style…

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Item #1: Bvlgari
Eau Parfumée Au Thé Blanc soap, 1.76 oz
(Full size, $30.00/5.3 oz)

IMG_0819This soap smells soooooooo good. It reminds me of vacation for some reason (and even the BF agreed!) I don’t even want to use it because then it’s gonna be gone & I won’t be able to smell the awesome beachy vacation smell I somehow I get out of this soap. I personally would never pay $30 for regular soap, because let’s face it, I hate showering as it is, so soap doesn’t really excite me too much (plus, I use men’s body washes like Old Spice or Axe because I love those musky guy scents). All in all, I am very happy with this product and can’t wait to smell it all over me!!!! :]

Item #2: Da Vinci Cosmetics
Shimmer Powder, Full size, ($15.00/.06 oz)

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I received #04 “Dejavous”, it’s pinkish but so shimmery it’s light and silvery/white I guess. It got all over my hands before I even opened it, but I didn’t mind because I like sparkly things :] It seems like a perfect highlighter for eyes or cheeks, plus I like the mini lil packaging.

Item #3: Lisi
Sheer Sparkle Lip Gloss, Full size ($6.90/0.31 oz)

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I received #012 “Soho”, in the Sheer Sparkle gloss, and first off, I thought this smelled amazing too!!! It reminds me of one of my old favorite Lip Smacker vanilla frosting smells, brings me back & makes me smile :] It’s not sticky or creepy like some glosses, and it’s not too dark or sparkly, it’s just perfect for me :] I’m very excited for this product (plus I always love getting full sizes!!).

Item #4: Missha
Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask, Full size ($6.00/0.98 oz)

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I think I’ve only used 1 or 2 gel masks before, but I am excited to try this one out because of the weirdness of it. The third ingredient is “snail slime”. It’s creepy and weird and I love it and can’t wait to try it!!!

Item #5: Nail Rock
Nail Wraps, Full size ($8.00/full set)

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I love any products I get that are for nails, so I got excited when I got this!!!…. but then, I saw the color I received and wasn’t too excited anymore. I got #NR041 “Union Jack Gold And Black”. It’s like the British flag or something, but instead of being the red white and blue, it’s just gold and black. I suppose I will still try them out, but they look too much like stickers and not the other kinds of nail wraps I have used before. Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised :]

For the $21 I spent on this box, I got almost $40 worth of products! How’s that for awesome? It’s all wrapped up super cute & nice, an awesome surprise to wait for in the mail, what more can I ask for?! :]

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

 

EW + a Little Shopping

Just a few quick tidbits from this week’s Entertainment Weekly, and then my fun new items I bought shopping this weekend. Haven’t really been shopping in a while, and I even stopped shopping online for almost a good 2 weeks. And for me, that’s crazy awesome because I usually purchase at least like, one Groupon a day and constantly checking out other sales and such online. Now that I had quit my job, however, things have changed & I’m trying to be more frugal (which really isn’t that hard for me because I already have so much, I don’t need anymore crap in our house!)………. but, there IS always room for more…. or so I tell myself :]

• Entertainment Weekly • March 1, 2013 • #1248

EW 3/1/2013

EW 3/1/2013

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this lil guy is sooo adorable, his video is amazing and inspirational!

this lil guy is sooo adorable, his video is amazing and inspirational!

obsessed. envy her beauty!!

obsessed. envy her beauty!!

can't wait to finally be able to see this!

can’t wait to finally be able to see this!

i am quite intrigued by this flavor of vodka. have to try it

i am quite intrigued by this flavor of vodka. have to try it

Aaaaaand now for the few things I got this weekend that make me smile :]

First, from Sephora:

4 piece flawless complexion set

4 piece flawless complexion set

comes with all this goodness!

comes with all this goodness!

retail: $30.00

retail: $30.00

LOVE benefit's packaging, always.

LOVE benefit’s packaging, always.

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the only black eyeliner i ever use. for years, this is what i have been wearing on my eyes.

the only black eyeliner i ever use. for years, this is what i have been wearing on my eyes.

retail: $19.00

retail: $19.00

gonna test these vs. brush for the new cover up set. retail $5.00

gonna test these vs. brush for the new cover up set. retail $5.00

Next, from Payless Shoes: I just had to get these for a couple reasons. A) I just threw away my shorter heeled, pointy toed black pair of shoes the other day with the intention of buying a new pair, B) not only were these on sale, but they were from Payless, so they were cheap and I thought I would be paying a lot more for a pair, C) everybody needs a favorite pair of black heels that can go with just about everything and now I found my favorite ones :]

retail: $32.99 / sale price: $24.99

retail: $32.99 / sale price: $24.99

was trying to snap a pic of the shoes but Aria would not leave it alone!

was trying to snap a pic of the shoes but Aria would not leave it alone!

shiny, black, semi-pointed, 3.75" heel

shiny, black, semi-pointed, 3.75″ heel

And finally, from Marshall’s: I needed new special color treated shampoo & conditioner, so these were perfect! Half price & I love the packaging! The brush was needed as well because I have been using the same brush that is in 2 pieces that I constantly have to glue back together…. for the past 4 years! The beautiful blue color of this new brush didn’t hurt either :]

retail: $16 / price: $7.99

retail: $16 / price: $7.99

it was only $5!!!

it was only $5!!!

All in all I got some awesome deals & can’t wait to start using the awesome Benefit makeup set :]
Shopping always makes me so happpppppyyyyyy!!

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse