Beautycon Box Winter 2016-17 Unboxing!

What is the Beautycon box you may ask? 

It is a seasonal beauty box! You can choose to get it seasonally for $29.99 or get a full year for $99. Sometimes they run promotions where they give you a free box with your year subscription or they take a percentage off the year or a single box. Each time a box ships you get charged a shipping fee of $6.99. I purchased a year subscription while they were running a 50% off promotion. I have gotten 3 boxes so far and I have felt like I got much more than my moneys worth and they are fun treat to get seasonally! This seasons box was curated by youtuber and makeup guru Dulce Candy.

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Here are my first impressions of the items in the box! 

Body Karate Cream with Caffeine and Argan Oil 8oz  Retails for $39.99

I have been wanting to try a cream like this but just wouldn’t spend that much on a cream. This is a HUGE tube of cream! It claims to hydrate/Tone/Smooth and improve skin texture. I think in the wintertime we all need to use extra moisturizers.

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Rimmel London The only One Lipstick in Listen up Retails for $6.99 

This is a basic Rimmel Lipstick. I go for lipsticks with staying power like Nyx Soft Matte. I’m not a fan of regular lipsticks or this color. It is a bright pinkish red. I will be gifting this to my grandmother since this is the color she tends to wear.

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ColourPop Lippie Stix in Beautycon Retails for $5 

This is an exclusive color! Its a colab between Colourpop and BeautyCon. Its a nudish pink color that I think will flatter most skin types.

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Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium Deep Matte Bronzer Deluxe Sample Size  Retails $5-$10

 Full Size on Amazon
This smells like chocolate! It is a generous size. The packaging pictured makes it look like its not much but it is a big pot of bronzer. Its pretty light. It would be great for contouring as well as bronzing.

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Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water 3.4 oz full size Retails for $6

I have used this before and I love it. It takes off your makeup without leaving a residue. Its perfect for taking off eye makeup.

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Luxie 522 Tapered Highlighter Brush Retails for $24.99

Luxie brushes are amazing! This one works so well and it’s pretty in pink and rose gold.  It’s awesome that they gave us a highlighter and a highlighter brush, just in case you are new to highlight.

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Botanic Fiber Facial Mask in Beauty Scoop BioBelle Retails for $5

I have loved these paper face masks ever since I discovered how awesome Korean beauty is. These masks are so relaxing. This one has collagen in it to help reduce wrinkles and moisturize your skin. This mask is made of biodegradable materials, but is the packaging? LOL no

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Kate Somerville Exfoliokate .5 oz Retails for $24.00 

I’m not really sure what all they hype is surrounding Kate Somerville or why a .5 oz of face scrub is $24 but I’ll give it a try.

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Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati Retails for $26.99

This is a gorgeous highlight in a golden color. You could also use it for a light eyeshadow or for your inner corners.

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Voluminous Feline L’Oreal Mascara full size Retails for $7 

Everyone can always use mascara. I have liked every Loreal mascara I have gotten. I tend to get free ones from Bzzagent and Influenster quite a bit.

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L’Oreal Voluminous Primer/Base Mascara $7

I have used this before. It really makes a difference in your lashes!

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$50 off a $100 Purchase at Ali and Jay (Not included in total value)

Total Value of the box: $158

I think that this box would be worth shelling out the $29.99 plus $6.99 Shipping! There are items that you just cannot find coupons or discounts on like the Body Karate Cream or The Artist Couture Highlighter that make this box a great value. I know I personally will use every item in this box! I think every season they provide you with a great mix of items. This box is great for women wanting to keep their makeup on trend when they don’t have time to shop.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Yall! 

Ulta Freebies!

If you are a platinum member at Ulta check your email! I’ve gotten two emails this week with a coupon for a freebie with purchase. You can use it online or in store. Ulta let me use both so I got two deluxe size samples with my purchase. If you plan to buy $15 or more you can also use the $3.50 off coupon in your emails from Ulta! I suggest printing these out if you can as sometimes the cashiers have issues using the emails on phones.

The freebies are for:

Travel Size Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

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It’s a $5 value and a new product to try!

Plush Rush Lip Gloss Mini

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod13831111&dtm_em=d7dad4fb19deafdd5b4268a70fea76df&CID=35498580&ET_LID=Butter+London+Lipgloss&RID=1544434708&CCID=ET_PR_FY16WK17_Tues_SampleButterLondon

It’s a $10 value! Who doesn’t need as extra lipgloss? Well, nobody does really 🙂

 

Daiso Japan Haul!! My first visit!

Not long ago Daiso Japan opened up in Carrolton, Texas.

If you didn’t know it is the Japanese version of our Dollar General or Dollar Tree. They have TONS of adorable things. Most items are $1.50 but they have some items that go up to about $5. When I went to Daiso, I went around 3pm and the store was running low on alot of stuff but I still found a few things I wanted.

My favorite item I found was this container. There is a whole collection of these girly pink

containers but this was all I could find. I use it to store hair brushes!

 

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I also found this woven basket at Daiso, which I swear they have the same ones at the container store for like $10. I got this beige one at daiso for $3 and use it to store hair hot tools/products.

 

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You can’t leave Daiso without trying a new snack and both of these are super yummy 🙂

Do Recommend!

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I also picked up this foldable black comb for my husband, it has pretty roses on it but I don’t think he minds. 🙂  I’ve been wanting to try false eyelashes for a while so I got a set of them and some glue. I’ll do a review on these when I try them.

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I  love LOVE the pink roses container that I got! I’m using it on my vanity to hold extra brushes and eyeliners. I kind of collect and hoard makeup…but who doesn’t right?

The clear box is a cotton holder that is great to keep on the counter to supply all of your cotton needs. I use them for everything so this pretty container makes me happy. The rectangle cottons come with it and they are amazing. They sell packs of them for $1.50 so i will be buying more of them.

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I also got a sewing kit, ear buds that have rhinestones on them (I’m a sucker for shiny stuff) and a spray bottle for plants. The spray bottle is pretty cool. It sprays out like a mist. I’ve been using it to water my indoor plants-it’s cute and functional!