Thursday, January 17, 2013

Beauty in the Box or a Bag!!

Have you joined the Beauty Box craze?? Or Beauty Bag?? About a year ago, I joined Birchbox and began receiving their fun little boxes of beauty supplies once a month. I recently joined Ipsy, and today my first Ipsy Glam Bag arrived. I thought I would share what I found in my Birchbox and Glam Bags this month. If you are interested, the pics will take you to their sites!

In my Birchbox, I found: 
Juicy Couture-Viva La Juicy Fragrance (.5 FL. OZ.) Retail $ 90 for 3.4 OZ ($ 13)
My-Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer (.3 FL. OZ) Retail $ 68 for 2 OZ ($ 10)
Frownies-Eye Gels (one reusable pack) Retail $ 29.95 for 3 reusable sets ($ 10)
Frownies-Rose Water Hydrator Spray Travel Size  Retail $ 5
The Balm Cosmetics-Put a Lid On It Eyelid Primer (.125 FL. OZ) Retail $ 18 for Full Size ($ 7)

Total Retail $ 45, and I got it all for $10. 

Love these backgrounds and frames!
Lots of thanks to my friend, Marie at The Hands-on Teacher in First
and Mr. Magician, respectively
 The Birchbox Breakdown:
I would not really consider myself a Juicy Couture girl, but this fragrance smells incredible!

I plan to try the moisturizer but will not buy the full size because it is $68. Ouch! 

I have heard great things about Frownies and can't wait to try these!
I should get 4 uses out of this box.

I'm looking forward to using the rosewater with the gel pads!
I might just be a new Frownies customer!

Finally, I adore The Balm Cosmetics! I will use the eyelid primer for sure!

In my Ipsy Glam Bag, I found:
Nailtini Polish in Frappe - Retail price $ 13
Josie Maran-Argan Oil vile - Retail $ 14
London SoHo-Crease Brush - Retail $ 8.99
Big Sexy Hair-Travel Size Hair Spray - Retail $ 6
Pacifica-Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter Travel Size - Retail $ 7 

Total Retail $ 48.99, and I got it all for $10.

The Glam Bag Breakdown
 I'm so excited about my first Glam Bag!! I will seriously use ALL of these items!

The polish is the perfect neutral, and I wear neutrals on my hands.

I can't wait to try out the Argan oil! One of those miracle oils?? We'll see!!
Everyone needs a new make-up brush, and Big Sexy Hair-Yay!!
Lastly, this body butter smells heavenly and feels great!
This Glam Bag gets an A+ for sure! 

FYI: For every purchase you make at Birchbox, you earn points to use on future orders! I'm not sure yet if Ipsy does that. 

I absolutely love getting little treats in the mail, and these two beauty finds are so much fun! Thanks for taking a break from school to talk beauty boxes! Now, what are you waiting for??


  1. Ok, VERY cool! I've never heard of Ipsy before, but I'm totally interested now!

    I'll have to check into that! :)

    Thanks for the backgrounds shout out!

    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

    1. You will love it, Marie! Hope that baby feels better! LOVE the backgrounds!!

  2. I've been toying around with trying Ipsy. I think I'm sold :)

    1. Elizabeth, you should definitely give it a try! I seriously love it all!! I'm taking it to school tomorrow to show a few friends! Ha! Addicted already!!!

  3. Oh my goodness Laura
    I NEED to do this. I have some products I love that I receive from QVC but need to get these too. I really love the bag because I think I could share it with my daughter.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After



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