Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Favorite Subscription Boxes




Hey guys,

Sorry for the absence in posts! I decided to do a quick little post about my top fave subscription boxes! I have tried quite a few of them that are available and have been impressed by some and sadly disappointed with others. Here are the ones I highly recommend:

1) IPSY - This one is for so many reasons. It is $10 (That Includes shipping!). The value is ridiculous-I am honestly not sure how they manage to do this! I have yet to be really disappointed in a bag. I love it so much, I got a subscription for my younger sister too! She loves it and says it is like they "know" when she runs out of things because she always seems to get things she actually needs in her ipsy bag. I feel like they do a great job of putting in brands you like. You fill out a very in depth questionnaire and they do their best to cater each bag to their individual. Another awesome thing: You actually earn point towards buying products. You earn points through referring friends, reviewing your bag, etc. Reviewing the items in your bag is also a good way to let them now what you may or may not want to receive again in future bags, You also get a cute little designer bag each month that make great change purses, clutches, eye pencil cases, traveling bags and so on. So Ipsy scores the top spot for me.
This was the bag for September:

If you are interested in signing up for Ipsy, check it out HERE!!

2) PopSugar Must Have Box- |This one is a little more pricey at $39.95 but I do think you get what you pay for. This one includes a whole array of products-fashion related, beauty related and pop culture-there is usually always a snack included or some kind of food item. There have been best selling books, a trendy piece of jewelry, scarves, clutches, hats, work out dvds, picture frames, candles-if you could think of it, it's probably been in one of these boxes:-) There are also really cool special edition boxes which are always fun and excited-this one is definitely a little more "luxe" but so worth it. The one down side (for some people, at least)- this one is not customizeable at all.  Here is a pic of the August box:

Check out more info and all past boxes HERE!! 

3) Julep Maven-
This is a good one for nail polish and beauty fanatics. Being a "maven" (which is just a subscriber) also gives you access to really good sales, special pricing on add-ons for your regular monthly box. I built up a ridiculous nail polish collection in literally 3 months, haha. I am not even really all that in to painting my nails but joining this subscription service sort of made me take better care of them. I enjoy the quality of their product and found their polishes lasted as long as brands like OPI, MAC, and Essie on me.  Their color range is ridiculously huge and the are always adding new colors and finishes. You aso can choose what "style" you prefer so your box is somewhat customizable. You an choose to get just nail polishes or beauty products as well and I have to say I have been pretty impressed with the quality of their lip glosses and eye liners (all I have tried outside of their nail polishes so far). Here is a pic of my Julep colors: (I apologize fr the kinda crappy quality-my friend is boring my good camera and my iphone camera has been not focusing well lately! If anyone wants swatches, comment below and I'd be happy to do a full swatch collection for you!)



If you are interested in Julep Maven, check it out HERE!!!


So those are the subscription services I have tried and actually loved! Let me know of any others I should try!

Ones I am interested in currently:1) Tea Sparrow - I am in love with Tea and this just looks so cute!
2) Starlooks' Starbox - I have heard really good things about some of their palettes and other products-really wanting t try this! I would love to hear opinions if you have tried it or heard anything-positive or negative, please share!


Please let me know what you've tried, what you'd like to try, what you like, what you don't! I'd really love your feedback! Also, if you have any questions for me, feel free to leave those below as well!
Thanks guys!

Love,
Ms. Britt


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Urban Decay's Genius New Mascara




Does this mascara live up to the hype? We put it to the test





Bigger, Blacker, Badder: The Lowdown on Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

This is a TotalBeauty.com Makeup article



Urban Decay's latest mascara promises jet-black, clump-free, lush lashes (a tall order for any single mascara). To see if it lived up to its claims, we had a few of our most makeup-savvy reviewers test it out -- and then they dished on how well it worked.




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Flawless Spring Beauty Looks



The hair, makeup and fashion inspiration you need for spring




Flawless Spring Looks You'll Love

This is a TotalBeauty.com Makeup article



Need a little warm-weather inspiration after the long, dreary winter? Master spring's hottest makeup and fashion trends -- think orange lips, matte skin and crop tops -- with our guide.