Allure Fall 2015 Beauty Thrills Box!

It’s time for the Allure Fall 2015 Beauty Thrills Box! Priced at $44.95 + shipping and arriving July 28th at 12pm ET.

Allure Beauty Thrills July Box!

$5 from each box will be donated to Cancer + Careers and you can get full product details here! Again this will sell out fast so be ready and I recommend trying the link in multiple web browsers. In the past some browsers go live before others.


Super Tarte Deal!

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Tarte has a super deal that would be great for Mother’s Day or as a gift for yourself! I love Tarte products and this kit has everything you need for a complete look. Just the foundation sells for $36.00 and blush is $28, right there you are already saving $10 and the rest are just a bonus….a really good bonus! AND you get to pick your colors!!! Click here to scoop one up!

First you get a choice of 3 bags:

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Next you choose your foundation and you can choose from over 15 color choices:

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Then choose a blush from these 4 choices (True Love, Flush, Frisky or Glisten):

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Then choose a Lip Tint from these 3 choices (Desire, Graceful or Splendid):



Now on to eyes, choose from these 4 shadows (Slate, Plum Smoke, Shimmering Bronze or Shimmering Moss):

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Next choose from 3 dual eyeliners and a dual ended brush (Plum/Black, Green/Black or Bronze/Black):


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Lastly they are including a Cream Eyeshadow Brush:


Over all this is one of the best deals I’ve seen all year and I was quick to scoop it up! A special thanks to ValentineJoy at for letting me know about this!

Allure Summer Beauty Box Rescheduled!

I know a lot of you linked though my blog to get your Allure Summer Beauty Box this morning and even with my multiple browsers trick still couldn’t get one….here is what Allure is saying:

Dear fans of the Allure Beauty Box: We’re sorry—really sorry—that our site crashed today just as the sale was starting. A few of you managed to snag a box before the site went down. (If you scored a box, consider yourself the human equivalent of a unicorn. And yes, your orders will be honored.) We still have thousands of Beauty Boxes available for sale, and you can get yours next Tuesday, May 6, at 12:01 PM EST. Same drill: Just log on to Our tech team is doing all they can to make sure the site works this time around. Thanks again for bearing with us.

So here’s the link and set your alarms for May 6th at 12:01 EST for another chance at the box! 

Allure Summer Beauty Thrills Box *Full Spoilers

Allure Summer Beauty Thrills Box is coming April 28th, 2015 at 12:01 Eastern! The cost of this box will be $44.95+$10 shipping ($5 of each purchase of this box will be donated to NYU Langone Medical Center). Over all this is a great value, but this box is more then a little lackluster compared to past boxes. The lack of higher end brand is disappointing and the Suave heavy curation isn’t helping matters.  While I do love DermaE products, they aren’t enough for me to pull the trigger.

That said, this is a Fantastic value and will sell out quick! Click here for the link to the purchase page and here’s a tip for helping you snag a box…Try opening this in multiple web browsers (firefox, chrome, internet explorer, etc.). Every time I’ve ordered this has allowed me to get one, but you never know what one will work…so try them all!

Here is a detailed look at the products and everything will be full sized!

Visible GlowTM Self-Tanning Body Lotion
This self-tanning body lotion gradually builds a beautiful, natural-looking, streak-free tan while providing 24 hours of moisture.
Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Weightless Blow Dry Spray
This weightless blow dry spray is heat-activated to give volume and body that lasts for up to 24 hours.
Sea Mineral Infusion Exfoliating Body Wash
This spa-inspired body wash is infused with Dead Sea Salts to help polish away impurities and leave skin perfectly smooth.
OutlastTM Clear Gel
Make every day #ClearlyBetter with NEW Secret OutlastTM Clear Gel—48-hour odor protection plus goes on clear for no white marks.
Ultra HDTM Lipstick
Revolutionary wax-free gel technology for true color clarity in one smooth swipe. In 20 HD shades.
PhotoReady Eye ArtTM Lid + Line + Lash
Coordinating shadow duos with satin and sparkle finishes create unique, customized eye looks. Comes in 10 shades.
Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream
The best-kept skincare secret is now available nationwide! A daily moisturizer that visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines in 2 weeks.
Eye BoosterTM Instant Lash Extension Kit
Eye BoosterTM Instant Lash Extension Kit features life-changing DIY lash extensions. It includes a high-tech, innovative lash boosting Mascara+Extensions that, combined, create shocking lash results in just 2 minutes!
Clean Freak® Cleansing Conditioner
This new antioxidant-enriched, low-lather co-wash gently cleanses while deeply moisturizing. It is a multitasking must-have!
Even Tone & Texture Accelerator
The Even Tone & Texture Accelerator is a potent antioxidant and nutrient-rich moisturizing treatment that polishes skin’s tone and texture – while nourishing and hydrating skin – for a smoother, brighter, and more even complexion
Frizz Ease® Nourishing Oil Elixir
Frizz Ease® Nourishing Oil Elixir enhances your style with an instant boost of softness and shine. Use alone or cocktail with your favorite styler.
Natural Glow® Instant SunTM Sunless Tanning Mousse—Deep Bronze
JERGENS® Natural Glow® Instant SunTM Sunless Tanning Mousse uniquely works with your skin tone to mimic results from the natural sun.
go fresh Revitalize Body Wash
New Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash with the vibrant scent of mandarin and tiare flower brings your shower to life.
Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant with NutriumMoisture
New Dove Advanced Care goes way beyond protection. 9 out of 10 women agreed that it made their underarms soft and smooth
Retinyl Palmitate Crème
Enhance surface cellular renewal to diminish the appearance of age lines and wrinkles with this rich refining crème
Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Cleanser
Deeply cleanse pores for a fresh, healthy complexion with this naturally exfoliating, sulfate-free cleanser.
Toothbrush + Whitening Pen
The Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Built In Whitening Pen provides an easy and effective way to get whiter teeth in 2 days.* No waiting, no rinsing! It’s as easy as… Brush. Whiten. Go.
Express White Toothpaste
Colgate’s fastest whitening toothpaste ever! Whiter teeth in 3 days* just by brushing!
Active Damage Resist Ultra-Nourishing Shampoo
Deeply nourishes the scalp, hair’s source of natural strength and beauty. Reverses 100% of visible damage, shine, smoothness and strength.

Active Damage Resist Ultra-Nourishing Conditioner
Deeply nourishes the scalp, hair’s source of natural strength and beauty. Reverses 100% of visible damage, shine, smoothness and strength.
Original Witch Hazel Daily Refreshingly Clean Cleansing Cloths
Soap- and fragrance-free to gently remove dirt, oil, and makeup without overdrying or leaving sticky residue.
Intensive Moisturizing Cream
Formulated with antioxidant ingredients and shea butter to lock in moisture, this non-greasy cream restores and soothes dry, cracked skin.
Charcoal Pore Minimizer
Infused with natural charcoal, this innovative formula polishes away dirt and oil to instantly reduce the appearance of pores after just one use.
Soleil® GlowTM Razor
BIC® Soleil® GlowTM, featuring a COMFORT SHIELDTM head, evenly distributes pressure, and glides over skin for a flawless shave!
Lightweight Sculpting Wax
Lightweight foam transforms into a waxy balm for soft, pliable control and gives hair texture and separation. Leaves hair shiny and protects color from fading by helping block damaging UV rays.

Birchbox February 2015

Birchbox has quickly become my favorite beauty box, edging out others because of the price and awesome rewards program. The fact that I can choose to pick a curated box , pick a sample, or choose to be surprised really makes it extra fun. Also, I’m totally kind of a control freak, so I love the options and knowing I will love at least one thing. I do find myself choosing the curated boxes more often then not.

This month was no different, I picked the Rent the Runway box. There were other pick your sample choices that I wanted too, but I was interested in trying everything in the curated box. It included:

The Balm Read My Lips Gloss in Bam

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The fact I’ve never tried a lip gloss from The Balm and that I’m a gloss junkie made this super exciting. The full size is $15 and .3 oz, my sample is .08 oz and worth $4.


Fekkai Blowout Dry Shampoo

Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo – 1.7 fl. oz.

I’m always up for a product that makes my hair last an extra day. I was on second day hair when my box arrived, so I quickly busted this one out. It worked well on my dark hair and didn’t leave any white cast, it also smelled very fresh. Not sure it will replace my HG Batiste for brown hair, but I think it will give it a run for it’s money. I received a Full Sized Travel Size at 1.7 oz with a value of $10.


DermaE Anti-Wrinkle Exfoliating Cleanser

derma e® Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Scrub - new

I’ve tried a scrub from this line before and it was great, so I really wanted to try this too. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but I highly doubt you can get anti-wrinkle effects from a cleanser…you leave it on for less then a minute and wash it down the drain. That said, I am happy to try another product from DermaE. The full size is $12.75 for 4 oz, my sample is 1 oz and worth $3.18.


Not Soap, Radio Body Wash in The stuff that Cupid dips his arrow in (because sometimes fate needs a assists).

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This product has the longest, cutest name in the history of body wash. That mouthful didn’t draw me in (it’s is cute and all), but the Blackberry and Vanilla description sounded fantastic and it is! Yummo! I just want to keep sniffing myself…but that’s just weird. The full size is $16 for 13.61 oz, my sample is 1.5 oz and worth $2.64.


Sumita Eyeliner in Raina

Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner Exclusive Set

I’ve received these a few times from other subscriptions and while they won’t replace my favorite eyeliners, they are good enough quality for me to gift them to friends or family. This was sent out in multiple colors, but I received a basic black. I know sometimes boxes get a lot of hate about basic black liners, black is such a staple in peoples routine that it’s understandable.  The full size is $11 and .06 oz, my sample is .024oz and worth $4.40.

*update: After closer inspection I received Raina, which is a dark navy blue.

The last thing in my box was a coupon for Rent the Runway, $30 off order of $75.  Rent the Runway is an online service that provides designer dress and accessory rentals. The dress prices run from $40 to $800 and accessories run $5 to $400. I doubt I’ll ever use this, I prefer to try things on and shop at a discount, so $45 to use something once doesn’t appeal to me. If you’d like the code just comment below, first one who does gets it.

Over all this was a winner and I’m happy with every single sample!! Couple that with the 50 points I will get for the Birchbox store and this is why I love me some Birchbox.  My box is valued at $24.22 without any value placed on the coupon, along with that the 50 points = $5 in the Birchbox store. The real value is I will use everything in this box, yay!