Allure Beauty Summer 2014 Beauty Box

Allure Magazine’s Beauty box is one of my must buys every year. They offer these boxes two or three times a year and offer a plentiful amount of products for you to use. These boxes use to go for $29.99 but in the recent years the prices of the boxes have gone up. I even remembered that my first Allure beauty box, was shipped in a tote bag!
The price of the upcoming box is $44.95 plus shipping and handling (usually $10) but the value of the products is definitely there. The box is going on sale on April 29th, at 12:01 eastern time. If youre interested in getting this, DO NOT HESITATE. These sell out fast. Last year, Mun tried to order one at 12:45pm and they were all sold out already!

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Net A Porter Luxury Collaboration Glossybox

Net a Porter Glossybox

Net a Porter Glossybox

The limited edition Net-a-Porter Glossybox went on sale on Monday and I placed my order on my cellphone immediately during lunch.  I was so pleased to see that I already received this today.  The limited edition box is $40 plus the NY sales tax which brought this box just shy of $44.  I know $40 is a bit steep but the limited edition Glossyboxes are always pretty juicy and you know exactly what you are getting since they show you images of the contents of the box.   I have always wanted to try Kevyn Aucoin’s makeup line and his eye shadow was one of the items of the box and since the line is usually so pricey, this box was definitely a good buy for me.

 

The contents of this limited edition box are:

  • Natura Bisse Diamond White Brightening Sunscreen .3 oz $29.10 value ($97 for 1 oz)
  • Kevyn Aucion The Eye Shadow Duo #206 4.8g $42
  • Ellis Faas Mascara $34
  • Klorane Dry Shampoo 50 ml $7.50
  • RGB Cuticle Oil .4 oz $20
  • Philip B Gravity Defying Gel .5 oz $1.58 value ($19 for 6 oz)
  • Avene Thermal Water Spray 50 ml $9
  • Joya Ames Souer Roll on Perfume 1.5ml $4.2 value ($28 for 10ml)

 

Net-A-Porter Glossybox

Net-A-Porter Glossybox

The First Ever Laura Mercier Sample Sale

Last week was the first ever Laura Mercier sample sale.  The sale took place at Clothingline and went on for only 3 days.  Prices were good, almost all the products there were at least 50% off however the product selection was minimal.  They had 3 lip glaces, 5 lipsticks, a handful of liners and caviar sticks.  Polishes were available as well, although the color selection was small and shades were not too interesting.  I picked up a couple of items and prices for the items were low, between $8 to $12 each.

I picked up Laura Mercier’s creme smooth lipstick in Tulip, lip glace in Desert Rose, caviar eye color sticks in Jungle and Grey Pearl.  I also picked up just one nail polish in Bare Mocha.  It was a good haul but I hope they have more product selections at the next sale.

Laura Mercier Haul

Laura Mercier Haul

Julep Ultimate Mystery ZigZag Box

I purchased Juleps Ultimate Zigzag box almost 2 weeks ago and received it today.  I had purchased the Ultimate set, which was $39.99 and the mystery add on for $9.99.  The mystery add on items that I received were polishes in Zora and Karen, and lip scrub.  The contents of my ultimate box contained chevron nail stickers and polishes in Amy, Sienna, and Lois.  I also received their Beach Tonic body oil, Sea salt texture spray, double step foot treatment, cuticle oil.  Also I was pretty excited to receive the Freedom Polymer top coat.  This top coat is suppose to perform like a gel so this item had piqued my interest for a while now.  I was pretty pleased with the contents of my box as I have been interested in the top coat for a while and liked all the polish colors I received.  And oh yea, SEA SALT SPRAY! One of my favorite hair products ever.

Julep ZigZag Mystery Box

Julep ZigZag Mystery Box

Free Zoya TRIXIE polish with small purchase

Who doesn’t love a good deal? Right now Zoya polish is offering a bottle of Trixie nail polish with any $10 purchase on their site along with free shipping!  Trixie is a very opaque and bright silver foil polish.

Buy it now with coupon code “trixie”.  Offer ends Oct 16 2013, 11:59 est.

September 2013 Dermstore Blush Box

I got my September 2013 Dermstore Blush Box right before my vacation so my reveal of its contents is a bit delayed.  The sneak peeked item this month was Pop Beauty’s lip crayon.  I love the ease of lip crayons so I was quite looking forward to receiving this month’s shipment.  This months box consisted of :

  • Pop Beauty Pouty Lip Crayon Fuschia Flirt
  • LVX Nail Polish in Prussion .5 oz
  • Racinne skin care sampler set
  • Alterna Dry Shampoo .1g
  • Anastasia brow gel
  • Amlactin Foot Cream
  • Brad Ultra Peel

 

Dermstore Blush bag September 2013

Dermstore Blush bag September 2013

The First Nerd Block September 2013 Box

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I had signed up for Nerd Block a few weeks ago when I first heard about it.  My brother loves these kinds of figurines and since his birthday is coming up I decided to sign up for a few boxes as a gift.  The subscription costs $19.99 per month plus shipping.  It came out to just under $30 per month.  Every box is suppose to have a couple of toys, and a tee shirt.  You specify the size and gender.  If you are male, they have fitted and non fitted tees available.  Since it is a gift, I only brief descriptions of the items as I was rushing to wrap it before he arrived home.

The contents of the first box contained:

  • Funko Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles Leonardo Figurine
  • Big Bang Theory blind box figurine
  • Nerd Block Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stickers? Window clings?
  • Wacky Packages Stickers
  • Foil Pack collectible game piece
  • Gremlin Tee shirt

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Gmarket haul 2 and 3

So I’m a little ashamed to say it but I had yet another Gmarket haul.  But this time it was because Mun wanted to pick up some cutie hand creams from Etude House and The Saem and Hubz wanted metal chopsticks and spoons so I just picked up a few items for my self.  And two days later they featured Scinic on the site so I picked up a few facial packs. 
Since not all the stuff is mine this time I won’t have a collective haul picture since Mun would want to open her own items.

I’ll post and review some of the items I’ve hauled lately soon. I am thinking about getting a laptop to make blogging easier.  I have been blogging mostly on my phone lately because of the ease of fixing photos with picsart, but I know that photo quality has suffered with the crappy cell camera.

The Allure Summer 2013 Beauty Box

So here it is! My much anticipated Allure beauty box.  The Allure boxes comes out a couple of times a year but the actual number of boxes I really am not sure of.  If you subscribe to Allure magazine, pay attention as they always announce it. 

The box costs $39.99 plus $10 shipping per box plus tax if you are in the taxable states.  I’m in New York so my box came out to almost $55 altogether.  The sale of the box goes live on the indicated date and 12:01 EST.  In the past I think it sold out in a few hours but this year the boxes were gone in an hour! I know, ’cause Mun tried to buy one at 1pm after contemplating during lunch and it was already all sold out.  In the past it took a while for the products to ship but this has vastly improved and I received my box this time in just a week I believe versus the quoted two to for week delivery time. 

The Allure box contains all full sized products and are a mix of higher end as well as drugstore brands.  I do feel that the number of higher end products has finished but they make up for it by offering so many more products.  In fact I don’t think I have ever bought an Allure box with this many products before. 

The contents of this summer box consisted of mainly hair products but I don’t mind that.  The previous summer boxes seem to have an overwhelming amount of sunscreen, and spf is really the only product I skip (not that I recommend it!).  The good thing about the Allure box is that there won’t be any unpleasant surprises as they list out ever product that is included.  Only shades of color cosmetics might vary.

Anyways enough of my blabbling, let me show and tell you the contents of the box!

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser 16 oz
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture SPF 15
Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Towelettes 20 ct
Simple Eye Remover Pads
Butter London nail lacquer in Bobby Dazzler
Sation Nail Lacquer in Love at First Byte
Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Get Juiced
Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Dry & Go Drops
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in
Burt’s Bees lip gloss in Spring Splendor
Tan Towel Towelettes for Face and Body
Neutrogena Sunless Tanning Spray
Sally Hansen Zero Bumps Bikini Spray
BCBG Bon Chic .25 oz
Clear Nourishing Shampoo
Clear Nourishing Conditioner
Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturing Hair Cream
Tresemme Platinum Strength Strengthening Hear Protect Spray
Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir
Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil
GKHair Leave In Spray
Pureology Hairspray
Redken Hairspray