All of these empties are from various subscription bags/boxes that I have gotten over the past year. I,in fact,have gotten so many great products from these subscriptions that I’ve had to place a hold on them for a while. I can only use SO much mascara in a year! I was overwwhelmed in products via my five subs. Haha! 🙂
I’ve seen a lot of online complaints about how the companies don’t get it right for a lot of customers. I never had that issue at all with Ipsy and Glossybox. They seem to know every single thing that I like. I’ve rarely had many misses.
These are items that I cannot live without for the most part and a few that I just am dying to make an everyday part of my life
Skincare: Vine Vera,Korres Wild Rose And Hey Honey Good Morning serum.
Vine Vera Resveratrol Merlot Moisture Day Cream. I received two little tubs of this in my first Glossy box. That was a nice amount of product to test and see if there was any difference. So what IS Resveratrol? Pretty interesting actually! Resveratrol is a chemical that various plants produce to fight off attackers, or to withstand lack of water or nutrients. It has been found in various foods, including fruits and nuts and also in grapes…hence the Merlot! I felt like it really did improve the overall look of the skin around my eyes. Unfor the price tag is hefty @ $146.00 so we’ll add that to the wish list for now!
Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial was from Sephora Play! One of the best items I received during my brief enrollment.It smells amazing…well if you like a light rose scent. It feels incredible on my face. I never had any issues with breakouts during my use of this product. Still a little step price wise though @$48.00
hey honey Good Morning facial serum. I got this in one of my first Ipsy bags. I fell in love fast! The texture of it and how it made my skin feel was just the best. A product that it makes you feel happy to put on. I actually would like to try other products from their line. This tube is my second from Ipsy. I used points and got it a few weeks after receiving the first one! So…even at $41.00 this guy is completely worth it to me. I will def be purchasing a full size. WINNER.
Makeup Products: Skone Tattoo Liner,It Cosmetics Brow Power and Too Faced Hangover Skin Primer.
Skone Tattooed Eyeliner. This liner is right up there with Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner. There is a $5 difference in price,with Skone being the cheaper option. Kat’s is a bit more precise so if you aren’t a wing champion then stick to that. It’s worth the price. My drug store/I’m broke equivalent is E.L.F’s $3.00 Intense Ink but it doesn’t have quite the staying power,on my eyes,as the Skone.
It Cosmetics Brow Power…nothing compares for me. I NEED it,I’ve repurchased it twice in store now. It’s true to color…you can build it up as needed without it jacking it up,the color stays ALL DAY/NIGHT/NEXT DAY. It seems made for people who do not have the soft touch…like me. The softer textured products crumble or break in my hands. It’s $24 for full size or a travel sized for $12.00 and it lasts a long time.
Too Faced Hangover facial primer. Oh I love this. It smells like heaven,makes me happy immediately and plumps my skin up. I’ve used a few primers now so I can actually tell a difference. This is my go to now. I don’t use facial primers a lot so the little one has lasted a while but I will be getting the travel sized one for $15 from Ulta.
Other Items: Lavanila Body Butter, Pur-lisse sheet masks (any) and Jorell Parker in Femina.
Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla. This is vanilla like I’ve never smelled before. I’m usually not the biggest fan but this one turned me around. You can try it in Sephora and they carry most of the line there. It takes away any dryness you may have. This one is my second from Ipsy. I used points to get the second one because I was already obsessed. The full size is $19 and very much worth it. Lavanila has a great line of products in scents like coconut,lavender and lemon.
Pur-Lisse Sheet Masks (any) yea just any. I got to try two through Ipsy and both were amazing. I hadn’t used a mask in a long time that had many ANY difference in my skin till these. Worth every penny of the $8 a piece they will cost you. The dullness seemed to melt away,no breakouts or irritations and my skin as smooth for days.
Jorel Parker perfume in Femina. In one year I received two different roller ball perfumes from this company. I was amazed when I looked them up and saw each one was a $23 value! Every one of them is perfection…like something I would have picked for myself. This is the first scent I received and it’s still my favorite. It’s $57 for 1.7oz and well worth it based on lasting power.
Well that’s it for now! Subscription box/bag services are such a great way to try products you usually couldn’t afford or to find new favorites that are well worth the investment. The programs that worked best for me were Ipsy and Glossybox! As stated above,I no longer have these so those are not affiliate links 🙂
With Ipsy I tended to get products valued at more than five times the $10 I paid monthly. SUCH A DEAL!
With Glossybox I recieved mostly full size products valued around twice the $20 charge.
I kept these two around so long because of the type of products sent and how right they got it based on my hair,skin and nail needs. Later in the year I plan to join Fab,Fit,Fun and check that out! It’s quarterly so I won’t get so much at once!
Any other questions,feel free to ask!
Until next time…
Out to spend some money,