Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Memebox Christmas Collection #3 "Winter Essential Masks" Review

TMemebox is a Korean Beauty Box company - it is not a monthly subscription box. Instead, they release different boxes ranging in price from $15 and up - usually between $23 and $29.

All the boxes have different themes and they are limited quantities and sell out quickly - so if you see one you like, don't hesitate! The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99 (shipping does take anywhere from 10-20 business days) and they ship worldwide!

For Christmas, Memebox did a 12 days of Christmas theme and released a new box or deal each day. I was so excited to see a winter mask theme (thanks to Memeboxes, my love of face masks has multiplied).

The "Winter Essential Masks" box is described as:
The winter season is the most festive time of the year, filled with holiday parties and homeward travels. While winter wonderland may be all fun and games for the mind and soul, it's not the same story for the skin!

During the winter season, your skin needs more lovin', especially with the constant switching between moisture-sucking indoor heating to frigid cold outdoor temperatures. The harsh environment leaves skin dull, flaky, and as dry-as-a-desert. No matter how much makeup and moisturizer you slather onto your face, when skin cells are dehydrated and malnourished, no amount of highlighter or luminizer will bring back that radiance.  

Fret not, because your winter skin care solution is right here. This box, full of winter’s essential masks, caters to all winter skincare needs. Each mask is formulated with unique potent ingredients designed to nourish the skin cells and instantly restore lost radiance. Hydrate, renew, and revitalize the skin for noticeably smoother, velvety, younger-looking skin! 

This box shipped right away and got here pretty quickly! Here is my first look:


This box did not contain the regular product card - you had to look online to see what everything is. (I prefer getting the product cards so if I don't know how to use something, it is right there in front of me when I go to use it!)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December 2014 Beauty Box 5 - Sample Beauty Subscription Box Review

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty sample subscription box that costs $12 US per month + $3 shipping to Canada. You can save money if you sign up for a longer subscription: $30 quarterly, or $99 a year (plus $3 shipping per month). 

I signed up for Beauty Box 5 when they had a promotional code for $12 off a year (and before they started charging for shipping!) - so I got a full year for $87. This worked out to $97.60 Canadian with the exchange rate so it works out to $8.14 a month for this subscription.

Beauty Box 5 is described as:

"Every month we'll send you a mix of makeup, beauty accessories, hair, skincare, fragrance, body, and nail products that we can't get enough of. Our secret? We share products that really work, so you'll receive luxury, drugstore, niche, eco-conscious, and even vegan brands.

Whether you're a cosmetic newbie or a beauty guru, identify yourself as adventurous and playful or classy and mature, like to splurge on high-end items or be a savvy spender, we have everything you're looking for."

This box has been referred to as the"starter beauty box" - it does not send many high end products and the value tends to be lower than other boxes but they often do have really good products.

Here is a look at the December 2014 Beauty Box 5:

And here is a look inside:

Manicure Monday - Holographic Polish + Nail Decals

Whoops - I'm late for my Manicure Monday!! 

I hae decided to sway a little from my Winter themed nails I have been doing all month (don't worry Winter in Alberta last 6 months anyways so I will have lots more time for winter manicures!)

I have ben really excited to try the holographic polishes and nail decals that I bought in a collaboration Black Friday box! So that is my theme for this week: holograms! 



Here are the products I used for this week's Mani:

Memebox #76 The Empress's Secrets - Review + December coupon codes

Memebox is a Korean Beauty Box company - it is not a monthly subscription box - they instead have a ton you can choose from ranging in price from $15 and up - usually between $23 and $29. (It might be better for me if it was a subscription box because I buy more than 1 per month!!!)

All the boxes have different themes and they are limited quantities and sell out quickly - so if you see one you like, don't hesitate! The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99 (shipping does take anywhere from 10-20 business days) and they ship worldwide!

The Empress's Secrets was $23 + $6.95 shipping to Canada. The box was described as:

Queens in ancient Korea used a chock full of nature’s most precious ingredients to beautify and enhance their natural beauty. Various ancient herbs, oriental medicines, flowers, rice powders and more natural and effective recipes were prized among the royalty, and their effectiveness and potency is still prevalent today. 

Designed to enhance the skin’s regeneration, revitalization, anti-inflammation, and hydration functions, this royal box will surely leave you with a beautiful and enchanting glow. Unbox The Empress's Secrets box to reveal the mystical beauty secrets and solutions  of the east! 

And here is a look at the Empress's Secrets:

What I really like about Memeboxes is their very detailed product cards! For those of us newer to Korean beauty products, it can be a little hard to figure out what everything is for!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Memebox Superbox #81 1st Anniversary Box Review + coupon codes

Memebox is a Korean Beauty Box company - it is not a monthly subscription box - they instead have a ton you can choose from ranging in price from $15 and up - usually between $23 and $29. (It might be better for me if it was a subscription box because I buy more than 1 per month!!!)

All the boxes have different themes and they are limited quantities and sell out quickly - so if you see one you like, don't hesitate! The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99 (shipping does take anywhere from 10-20 business days) and they ship worldwide!

The 1st Anniversary Box was $29 + $6.95 shipping to Canada. The box was described as:

Hurray! We made it! In celebration of Memebox’s 1st year anniversary, we’re launching our 1st Anniversary Box! To make this box the BEST box ever and ensure the highest quality possible, we meticulously picked out only products that past our 1st and 2nd level screenings!
This ultimate K-Beauty box is bursting with the most talked and most wanted K-Beauty buys – everything from skin care, makeup, hair, plus more beautifiers that make it super simple to look drop-dead gorgeous! Perfect to give as a gift for the coming holidays, (or perfect to give as a gift to yourself), this box contains everything tailored to your K-Beauty needs! 1st year anniversaries only come once, and we're gonna make sure that it makes a mark in K-Beauty history!

Here is a look at the 1 Anniversary Box:

And here is a closer look at the products:

December 2014 Birchbox Canada - Beauty Box Review and Unboxing

This has seemed like such a long time coming - Birchbox has finally started shipping to Canada!! Lucky for us! 

Birchbox is the original sample beauty box and has been in the U.S.A. since 2010 - it is $10 a month + $4.95 shipping (you can save money by signing up for a year for $100 + shipping costs). Each month you receive 5 sample (or full size) products based on a beauty profile you complete.

Birchbox Canada describes itself as:
"Five personalized beauty samples delivered right to your door each month. It’s the best way to find the products you’ll love."

December 2014 is the first Birchbox Canada; here is a look:

The theme for this month's box is "Decked Out". The box was designed to help start the holiday celebrations early - it is filled with festive beauty samples! 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

November 2014 Nina Garcia Quarterly Co. Box #NG04 Review and Unboxing

Quartely Co. features quarterly subscription boxes curated by celebrities and personalities you love. The subscriptions range from fashion to food to books and include packages curated by people from Bill Nye to Pharrel Williams to Rosario Dawson, etc. Most packages are $50 but a couple are $100 plus shipping (shipping to Canada is a little hefty on this site - $10-$20 per package so make sure you are signing up for one you really want!).

This Nina Garcia box was originally set to ship in September of this year and has been pushed back to November waiting for some products. The Nina Garcia Box is $100 + $20 shipping to Canada. This is pricey box; however, Nina's boxes usually have a great value! 

Here is the November 2014 Nina Garcia Quarterly Co Box #NG04:



Quarterly boxes always come with a nice letter from the curator - the theme for this month's box is described as "Winter Essentials".

Monday, December 22, 2014

Manicure Monday (Christmas Tree Nails) + Monthly Pedicure (Snowflake Toes)

It's so exciting that Christmas is getting so close - I am keeping up my themed nails once again by doing Christmas Trees on my nails and Snowflakes on my toes!




Here are the products I used for this week's manicure: 

December 2014 Winter Luxe Box by Loose Button - Canadian Quarterly Beauty Box Review

Luxe Box by Loose Button is a quarterly beauty subscription. It is a Canadian Company and they send out their beauty box at the start of each season. The cost is $26.00 Canadian per quarter ($27.30 with tax). Shipping is included in the price and they currently only ship to Canada! You will receive 7-8 sample size and full size products beauty product and tools. 
You can save a little if you sign up for a longer subscription - $25 a box if you sign up for 2 boxes and $24 a box if you sign up for a year (4 boxes). 

Here is a look at the Winter 2014 Luxe Box:

Luxe Box does not come with a product card - they have an area on their website where you view your products (it is usually very well organized and has the value and size of all the products that they include - which I love!) 

Friday, December 19, 2014

November 2014 Beauty Box Comparison - Ipsy vs. Beauty Box 5 vs. TopBox

I like comparing the 3 inexpensive beauty boxes that are available in Canada - Ipsy, TopBox and Beauty Box 5. (sorry this is so late, I did up my chart and just realized I haven't posted it yet!)
Here is the chart breakdown:


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag - Beauty Bag Review and Unboxing

Ipsy is one of the inexpensive beauty bag sample subscriptions. You receive 4-5 deluxe sample size or full size products each month. The cost is $10 US (+ $4.95 shipping to Canada). 

Ipsy is generally make-up products with a mix of skin, nail, and hair products based on a beauty profile you complete. There is usually 12-18 products that are selected from each month! You can view your "glam room" online that tells you all the products you will receive each month (I really like to keep it a surprise so I don't check ahead of time!) You also receive a make-up bag with your products.

Here is a look at the December 2014 Ipsy Bag:


This month's theme is "Thinking of You". Our thoughts are filled with YOU this month. Thank you for a 2014 that was filled with beauty, laughter and inspiration. You've given us so many reasons to smile, and we look forward to an awesome 2015. This month's bag is really cute too - nice simple black makeup bag. And here is a look at what is inside:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Manicure Monday - Christmas Present Nails!

All through December my nails will be Christmas themed! This week my inspiration was Christmas presents (I have been wrapping them like crazy!)



Here are the products I used for this week's Manicure:

December 2014 TopBox - Canadian Beauty Box Review and Unboxing

TopBox is a Canadian Beauty Box Subscription - for $12 CDN a month with free shipping (I pay $12.60 each month with tax), you will receive 4 deluxe sample size or full size products. You fill out a beauty profile and generally receive products based on what you have identified in the profile. Also, every month you have the option to wish for a "prive" box. A prive box is a box that focuses on one brand or product for the whole box.

TopBox is a Canadian company and only ships to Canada. The only downside to subscribing to TopBox is that there is a wait-list that can take a month or two to get off of.

For December, I selected the "regular" topbox - none of the Prive boxes jumped out at me!

Here is my December 2014 TopBox:
Here is a closer look at the products:

Friday, December 12, 2014

Memebox #63 "Skincare Elixir" - Review and Unboxing + coupon code

Memebox is a Korean Beauty Box company - it is not a monthly subscription box - they instead have a ton you can choose from ranging in price from $15 and up - usually between $23 and $29. (It might be better for me if it was a subscription box because I buy more than 1 per month!!!)

All the boxes have different themes and they are limited quantities and sell out quickly - so if you see one you like, don't hesitate! The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99 (shipping does take any where from 10-20 business days) and they ship worldwide!

The Skincare Elixir was $32 + $6.95 shipping to Canada. The box was described as:

Maximize your beauty with this premium line of potent skin care elixirs that renew and resurface the complexion for a luminous and youthful radiance!



Packed with skin refining, skin-repairing, and skin-refreshing skin care innovations,  this skin-miracle-in-a-box contains only the best of K-beauty skincare that are highly concentrated with beauty-boosting ingredients. The results? Clearer, brighter, and healthier skin.



Perfect for everyday use, and great for renewing the complexion, this Skincare Elixir is a box full of the most effective and innovative skin care phenomenons yet!    

I have been loving all of the skincare products in my Memeboxes, so this seemed like an obvious choice to get!

Here is a look at Memebox #63:
Looks like 5 full size products! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Manicure Monday + Scratch Nail Wraps Review

Snowflake Nails Time! 





I have been waiting to try Scratch Nail Wraps since I read about their monthly manicure box. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

MemeBox Princess Edition #6 Cinderella Beauty Box Review and Unboxing + coupon codes

Memebox is a Korean Beauty Box company - it is not a monthly subscription box - they instead have a ton you can choose from ranging in price from $15 and up - usually between $23 and $29. (It might be better for me if it was a subscription box because I buy more than 1 per month!!!)

All the boxes have different themes and they are limited quantities and sell out quickly - so if you see one you like, don't hesitate! The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99 (shipping does take any where from 10-20 business days) and they ship worldwide!

I really enjoyed my Sleeping Beauty Princess Box, so when the Cinderella Box was introduced I jumped all over it! The Cinderella Box was $29 + $6.99 shipping and here is how it was described:

Poor Cinderella was covered in cinder and dust, and was so busy that she had no time for beauty! But with a little bit of bibbity bobbity boo, a Fairy Godmother, and a glass slipper, she was able to recreate a whole new look (and also snag her prince hubby!)

But, get real. We’re real women, with real problems, and most importantly, we don’t have a Fairy Godmother. So how do we get achieve this Cinderella-esque transformation? With this Cinderella Box of course! Although we can’t magically pop out a pumpkin carriage, we CAN give you a chock-full of hair, skin, and makeup essentials that will instantly transform your look, the moment you apply!

So, stop waiting for your Fairy Godmother to save you from your beauty distress, and take this Cinderella Box for a magical beauty makeover that even Cinderella will be jealous of!

Here is the Princess Edition #6 Cinderella Box:


Looks like a lot of make-up products and I was hoping for a bit more of a mix of products. 


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Manicure Monday - Candy Cane Striped Nails!

Oh it's never a good start to the month when you can't get your first Mani done on time! Whoopsie - it's been a little crazy around here! 

Better late than never - my inspiration for this week is: CANDYCANES!



Here are the products I used:

Friday, November 28, 2014

November 2014 Beauty Box 5 - Review and Unboxing

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription box that costs $12 US per month + $3 shipping to Canada. If you sign up for a longer subscription, you get a lower price per box: $30 quarterly, and $99 a year ( plus $3 shipping per month). 

I signed up for Beauty Box 5 when they had a promotional code for $12 off a year (and before they started charging for shipping!) - so I got a full year for $87. This worked out to $97.60 Canadian with the exchange rate so I only pay $8.14 a month for this subscription.

Beauty Box 5 has been referred to as the"starter beauty box" - it does not send many high end products and the value tends to be lower than other boxes but they often do have really good products.

Here is the November Beauty Box 5:


The theme for this month is "Grounded Beauty" - all about giving your body extra attention with these items in your pampering routine. 

November 2014 TopBox - Canadian Beauty Box Review and Unboxing!

TopBox is a Canadian Beauty Box Subscription - for $12 CDN a month with free shipping (I pay $12.60 each month with tax), you will receive 4 deluxe sample size or full size products. You fill out a beauty profile and get items based on what you have identified. Also, every month you have the option to "wish" for a prive box. A prive box is a box that focuses on one brand or product for the whole box. (The only downside is that they do have a wait list - it took me about a month to get off of it).

This month I selected the "regular" topbox as no Prive box jumped out at me!

Here is my November 2014 TopBox:
And here is a closer look at the products:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MemeBox Superbox #72 Etude House Beauty Box Review + coupon codes

Memebox is a Korean Beauty Box company - it is not a monthly subscription box - they instead have a ton you can choose from ranging in price from $15 and up - usually between $23 and $29. (It might be better for me if it was a subscription box because I buy more than 1 per month!!!)

All the boxes have different themes and they are limited quantities and sell out quickly - so if you see one you like, don't hesitate! The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99 (shipping does take any where from 10-20 business days) and they ship worldwide!

The Etude House Box was called an epic moment in Memebox history! This is how it is described: 
Who says serious skincare and makeup has to be, well, serious? Not Etude House!
Although Etude House’s cult-favorite products pack a punch with seriously effective ingredients, their cheeky names and ridiculously cute packaging never fail to make you smile! Offering a wide range of beauty products, Etude House delivers 100% satisfaction for all!

The box was $32 + $6.95 shipping. Here is the first look:


Etude House is so cute! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag - Beauty Subscription Review and Unboxing

Ipsy is one of the inexpensive beauty bag sample subscriptions. You receive 4-5 deluxe sample size or full size products each month. The cost is $10 US (+ $4.95 shipping to Canada). 

Ipsy is generally make-up products with a mix of skin, nail, and hair products based on a beauty profile you complete. There is usually 12-18 products that are selected from each month! You can view your "glam room" online that tells you all the products you will receive each month (I really like to keep it a surprise so I don't check ahead of time!) You also receive a make-up bag with your products.

Here is a look at the November 2014 Ipsy Bag:


This month's theme is "Girl Meets Glitter" and the make-up bag it came in is awesome! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Manicure Monday (Movember Moustaches)

My inspiration this week is Movember (again!). It is my last week to show my support for this good cause by wearing moustaches on my nails!





Here are the products that I used:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

MemeBox #66 Tonymoly Beauty Box Review and Unboxing + Coupon Codes

Memebox is a Korean Beauty Box company - it is not a monthly subscription box - they instead have a ton you can choose from ranging in price from $15 and up - usually between $23 and $29. (It might be better for me if it was a subscription box because I buy more than 1 per month!!!)

All the boxes have different themes and they are limited quantities and sell out quickly - so if you see one you like, don't hesitate! The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99 (shipping does take any where from 10-20 business days) and they ship worldwide!

The Tonymoly box was $32 + $6.95 shipping to Canada - here is a look:



I love the packaging - everything looks so cute!!! 

November 2014 Fabletics Work-out Wear Subscription Box Review + 50% off

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Fabletics is a workout wear monthly subscription box! For $49.95 CDN (and up) + $4.95 shipping you get a full workout outfit (2-3 pieces). It usually consists of a bottom, top, and accessory or sports bra! 

When you first sign up now you get your first outfit for 50% off (actually an amazing deal!). To me, the best part of this subscription is that you can skip any month as often as you want - I love this option because I won't pay $55 a month for workout clothes, but it would be nice every few months to get something new.

As a VIP you will be shown new outfits on the 1st of the month - you have until the 4th of each month to select your style or skip. If you do not select any option, you credit card will be charged and you will be given a credit on their website for any future purchase. There have been some complaints on this but the website is upfront about this policy so I say, just make sure you don't forget!!

Here is my November Fabletics outfit:
It is called "Fallen" and is three pieces - this outfit was more than the average monthly outfit, and was $79.95. (It was just so pretty, I couldn't resist!)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MemeBox Super Box #84 SkinFood Beauty Box Review and Unboxing + coupon codes!

Memebox is a Korean Beauty Box company - it is not a monthly subscription box - they instead have a ton you can choose from ranging in price from $15 and up - usually between $23 and $29. (It might be better for me if it was a subscription box because I buy more than 1 per month!!!)

All the boxes have different themes and they are limited quantities and sell out quickly - so if you see one you like, don't hesitate! The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99 (shipping does take any where from 10-20 business days) and they ship worldwide!

Most of the time when you sign up for a box, it doesn't ship until a month or two later - so when they announced the Skinfood Box - the shipping was a few days after purchase! I ordered boxes and got a free upgrade to express shipping so they came right away!

SkinFood was $29 + $6.99 shipping. The brand seems to be a good brand, and the motto is "Food that is good for your health, is also good for your skin" and focuses on feeding your skin.

Here is a look at MemeBox #82 SkinFood:

Looks good so far - I am a fan of the packaging - very natural and foody! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Manicure Monday (Movember Moustache Mani!)

Time for another Mani Monday - my nails have taken a bit of a beating over the last 2 weeks on our vacay - they were excited to get painted again!

My theme this week is Movember! Every year my work creates a group and we do lots of fun moustache goodies to raise money (like sell moustache cookies!).



How cute are these little moustaches?! 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

MemeBox SuperBox #82 The Face Shop Review and Unboxing + coupon codes!

Memebox is a Korean Beauty Box company - it is not a monthly subscription box - they instead have a ton you can choose from ranging in price from $15 and up. (It might be better for me if it was a subscription box because I buy more than 1 per month!!!)

All the boxes have different themes and they are limited quantities and sell out quickly - so if you see one you like, don't hesitate! The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99 (shipping does take any where from 10-20 business days) and they ship worldwide!

Most of the time when you sign up for a box, it doesn't ship until a month or two later - so when they announced the Face Shop Box (and Skinfood) the shipping was a few days after purchase! I ordered boxes and got a free upgrade to express shipping so they came right away!

The Face Shop Box was $29 + $6.99 for shipping. The Face Shop box is described as:

Always on top of their A-game, The Face Shop is Korea’s premier cosmetics brand known to pursue excellent quality, style, and innovation. This box brims with skin, body and makeup goodies that have won countless beauty rewards - all made with gentle natural ingredients.

Globally recognized and globally famed, The Face Shop is loved by all ages and all skin types. Endorsed by Korea’s top girl group Miss A’s Suzy, The Face Shop is recognized globally as a novelty brand that leads the beauty industry with superior ingredients, rst-class stylishness, and original design.

Up your look with The Face Shop’s natural recipe for impeccable beauty!

I was very excited for all natural products - I have been loving all the items I have been receiving from MemeBox, and I love all natural products so this will be a good combo!

Here is a look at my MemeBox #822 The Face Shop:

Ahh - do you see that little kitty in there?! I die - so cute! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Manicure Monday Baby Pink + Glitter!

Whoops - I have been so busy getting my whole trip together this, that I actually forgot Manicure Monday! Crazy!

So, sadly this week I did not do a Halloween themed Mani - only because I am leaving on Saturday and don't want a weird chipped Mani on my holidays! 

I decided to go super girly this week - ballet pink + glitter!



I love the shade of this polish - it's gorgeous! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Memebox Princess Edition #2 Sleeping Beauty Review and Unboxing + $5 off Coupon Code

Memebox is a Korean Beauty Box company. Memebox is not a monthly subscription box - they instead have a ton you can choose from ranging in price from $15 and up. The boxes have different themes and their are limited quantities and they sell out quickly! The boxes come with 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size items & they usually show you 1 spoiler from the box and the rest are all surprises! Shipping to Canada is $6.99 (shipping does take any where from 10-20 business days) and they ship worldwide!

When they came out with the "Princess" edition boxes clearly I had to jump on the Sleeping Beauty one! It was $29 + $6.99 for shipping to Canada

"When you need more than a kiss from a prince to break your beauty spell… use our Sleeping Beauty Box!
Break out of your beauty rut and pamper yourself in the PM for an instant beauty transformation! Revitalize dull and tired-looking skin with ultra-moisturizing, and super nutritious formulas to lock in hydration and essential vitamins and minerals! Give yourself the ultimate skin care therapy with beauty goodies that retexturize, repair, and renew skin for petal-soft, radiant skin the next morning!"

Generally, when you order a Memebox usually the shipping date is about a month in advance so make sure you check!!

I have been super excited for this box to arrive! Here is the first look:
And here is a closer look at the goodies:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Topbox LouLou Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Collection Review and Unboxing

In addition to their regular box this month, I also decided to sign up for the LouLou Limited Edition box. This box was $35 ($36.75 with tax) and comes with your choice of a 4 month print copy or an 8 month digital copy of LouLou Magazine. I have actually been subscribed to LouLou for the past couple of years, so I chose to try it out digitally. 

Here is the 10th Anniversary LouLou Box:
And here is a closer look at the products:

October 2014 TopBox Beauty Box - Review and Unboxing

TopBox is a Canadian Beauty Box Subscription - for $12 CDN a month with free shipping (I pay $12.60 each month with tax), you will receive 4 deluxe sample size or full size products. You fill out a beauty profile and get items based on what you have identified. Also, every month you have the option to "wish" for a prive box. A prive box is a box that focuses on one brand or product for the whole box. (The only downside is that they do have a wait list - it took me about a month to get off of it).

This month I selected the "Elizabeth Arden" box that should come with 4 sample products from the brand. You are not always guaranteed a Prive box if you have wished for it; however, I have received the one I have wished for all each time I have selected one.

Here is a look at my October Topbox:
Woo hoo - got the Elizabeth Arden Prive Box. (TopBox used to ship out in cardboard tubes, now they give you the option to select a little bag instead - i like these because they can be re-used!)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Manicure Monday (Julep Texture Polish) + Monthly Pedicure (Tribal Design Pedicure)!

Time for another Manicure Monday (and - yay! a Monthly Pedicure too!).

Textured polish seems to be all over the place right now, and I really like it - it is simple and looks just a little more fun than a plain color!



Here is a look at the products I used:

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 2014 Beauty Box 5 - Review and Unboxing

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription box that costs $12 US per month + $3 shipping to Canada. If you sign up for a longer subscription, you get a lower price per box: $30 quarterly, and $99 a year ( plus $3 shipping per month). 

I signed up for Beauty Box 5 when they had a promotional code for $12 off a year (and before they started charging for shipping!) - so I got a full year for $87. This worked out to $97.60 Canadian with the exchange rate so I only pay $8.14 a month for this subscription.

Shipping was much improved since last month - this shipped on October 7 & arrived on October 16!

Here is a look at my October 2014 Beauty Box 5:


And here is a closer look at the products I received:

Friday, October 17, 2014

100th post: Renee's Beauty Bag Surprise!

Yay! I have finally made it too 100 posts! I am happy with the blog so far - I am starting to get some followers and regular readers! I am always looking for feedback and would love to hear what you love and what you think can be improved! 

There are still some features I would like to add to the blog, such as more beauty and makeup product reviews, and a few other things. 

I am happy I am getting some regular readers back to the blog and hope everyone is enjoying what they are reading!! I am enjoying writing it!

Now, for my 100th post I am going to do something as a big thank you to my readers: A GIVEAWAY!!! Yay! I have created my own "Beauty Bag" - I have included some really awesome products and a little jewellery treat!

Here is a look at Renee's Beauty Bag: