Walmart Beauty Box – Spring 2015

I got my second Walmart beauty box in the mail yesterday and I’m thrilled with what I received! I mentioned in this post that I wasn’t sure which box that was – if it was Winter or Spring (I signed up in the beginning of February). Well, this box is definitely the Spring box, so that last one must have been for Winter. :]

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Here’s what I got:

Four sample sized products:
– “Lady Gaga Fame” sample perfume
– Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
– Dove Go Fresh body wash
– Essence ULTIME Omega Repair and Moisture shampoo and conditioner- Nivea In Shower Body Lotion

I also got multiple coupons, including:
$2.00 off 1 Essence ULTIME hair care product
$2.00 off One CoverGirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation Product
$3.00 off 1 ULTIME or Keratin Hair Coloring Product
$2.00 off L’Oreal Paris Cosmetic Purchase
$2.00 off Maybelline Fit Me Face Product (I also just realized there’s a sample foundation attached to the coupon.)
$1.00 off 1 Nivea In Shower Body Lotion

UM, THANK YOU WALMART. I think this box is GREAT for the $5 I paid to get it.

*Walmart beauty boxes are quarterly boxes and $5 each. You only need to sign up once and when it’s time for a box, Walmart will bill you and send you an email with a tracking number.*

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IPSY – MARCH 2015

*IPSY is a monthly beauty box subscription. The cost is $10/month and you get five beauty products – a mixture of full and sample sized. To sign up, click here.*

We’re cutting straight to the chase today!

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Here’s what I got:

Three full sized products:
Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in Apricot Glow – value about $12 (I couldn’t find this exact product on their site, so I took the cost of something similar.)
NYX Butter Lipstick in Pops – value $6
Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter – value $18

Two sample sized products:
Acure Day Cream –  value about $10
skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels – value about $3.75

So for $10 I got about $49.75 worth of products.

My verdict: EEEHHHH. Why IPSY, why?! I loved you for so long (well, ten months or so) and then I get two bags IN A ROW that I’m just not loving. =\
– The Pixi eye colors are really pretty and I do like the brand, but eh. I have so many of these colors AND they’re SUPER shimmery.
– I’m not a fan of lipstick. Haven’t we made this clear?!
– The highlighter is pretty. I guess…
– I won’t use the day cream because I’m currently already enjoying a moisturizer*, BUT I have heard this day cream is really nice.
– I’m pretty excited about the eye gels. I’m happy with this ONE product and the bag.

WOMP. I know you can’t win them all. I’m not going to cancel just yet… I am going to give IPSY one more chance and see how my next bag goes. Maybe the third time will be a charm.

 

Allure: The Second Chance Box

Hello! If y’all remember from this post, I wasn’t a huge fan of my first Allure box, but I said I would give them another shot before cancelling.

Well, the “second chance” box came in today.

I do like it more than the first box, but not enough to keep me subscribed. I was really excited about getting the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara and my mascara loving brain screamed, “WINNERR!” But realistically, liking one of five products isn’t exactly a win. This box cost me about $16 ($15 for the box plus tax, free shipping).

Surprisingly I got two products in this box that I’ve received in past IPSY bags. That’s not a “bad” thing, but I was under the impression that Allure was a bit more upscale. Sadly, I will be unsubscribing from these beauty boxes.

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My First Walmart Beauty Box

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After hearing a few times (around the web) that Walmart does a beauty box subscription, I decided to check it out for myself. I Googled “Walmart Beauty Box” and TA-DA! It’s a seasonal box and it’s $5 with free shipping. Sounds great to me!

I *think* the items are based on your age group, but I’m really not 100% sure. All I know is you pay $5 every 4 months and you get a box. (I’m also honestly not sure if this is the Winter or Spring box, but I signed up in the beginning of February.)

Here’s what I got:

Four sample sized items:
John Frieda Luxurious Volume
L’Oreal Paris Color Vibrancy
Dove Pure Care Dry Oil (for hair)
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters (facial cleanser)

Two full sized products:
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless
Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Crayon

For $5 I think this box is GREAT!

My verdict:

– I’m not 100% sure I’ll use these foil packets ONLY BECAUSE my hair is super short right now and my L’Oreal Paris Total Repair* shampoo is working just fine. BUT, these packets will be great for travel!
– I used the Dove oil last night and the directions say to apply it from “mid-shaft to ends”. Again, my hair is really short and I can’t grab it into a pony tail. I did rub some in my hands and try to distribute it through my hair, but I wasn’t a fan of how oil-y it felt. (I know that sounds silly because it IS an oil, but still.)  :]
– I’m usually not a fan of new skincare products, but I am a fan on Neutrogena. I honestly feel like you can’t go wrong with their products. (I currently use the Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Make Up Remover*.) This Healthy Skin Boosters product claims to “boost softness, evenness, and radiance”. I’ve only used this for two days so far, but I definitely feel like my skin is super soft after using it. I may buy the full sized just to see how it works with the “evening and radiance” claim.
– Rimmel is probably one of my all time favorite mascara brands. I really enjoy the original version of Rimmel Lash Accelerator, but this Endless one is nice too. And I know for a fact that the retail price for this full sized version is around $9. (So right there’s my money back and then some.)
– Unfortunately, my lip crayon was broken when I opened it. It’s still usable, just broken (it broke off of the base and is a little smashed). The product is just okayyy. I’m not a fan of colored lip products unless they’re very hydrating (like Maybelline Baby Lips).

Overall this box is pretty awesome. For the $5 this box cost me, I can’t complain.

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IPSY – February 2015

*IPSY is a monthly beauty box subscription. The cost is $10/month and you get five beauty products – a mixture of full and sample sized. To sign up, click here.*

It’s hereeee!

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I got:

A cute pink and gray bag

Two sample sized products:
Cargo Cosmetics Mini Lip Gloss in Anguilla – value about $8
Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray – value about $3

Three full sized products:
Luxie Beauty Large Angled Face Brush 504 – value $16
ModelCo Blush Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini – value $22
“Pencil Me In” Cosmetics Natural Eye Liner Pencil in Amethyst – value $6.99

So for $10 I got about $55 worth of products. You can’t complain about that!

However, I only really liked two things out of this bag, and one of them is the bag itself. =\

My verdict: I really like the bag. It’s super cute!
– I’m not a fan of the lip gloss at all. It’s not a color I would have ever picked up. It’s also really thick and sticky. =[
– I don’t use hair products (especially since The Big Chop), so this voluminizing spray will go unused.
– I LOVE the angled face brush. It’s REALLY soft and so far, so good with using it for my setting powder.
– I don’t wear blush, but the color is very pretty and would work nicely for an eye shadow. I just personally have too many pink tones already.
– I love the color of the eye liner (I think purple is great for matching with brown eyes), but it’s nothing exciting. Just a purple eye liner.

Overall, this bag is okayyyyy. I’m not going to cancel my subscription or anything, but this IS the first time it’s actually crossed my mind. I’m going to go rate my products on the website and see what I get next month!
I have faith!