April 2013 Blush Beauty Mystery Box


Blush.com/Dermstore/Hairenvy are the web stores featuring a newer subscription beauty box that includes a mix of full-size and travel size sample items. The box itself will be worth over $100 every month.

The products range from cosmetic items, hair products, and skin care products and the cost for a monthly box is $24.95 or a one time box for $34.95

Two days after ordering, my box arrived. I was quite pleased with Blush’s fast shipping, but the box’s presentation could be improved. Instead of being in a box with nice packaging, like Birchbox or Glossybox, there was a big, black ziplock bag with items just tossed in and a free gift with purchase on the outside of the bag. Also, there was no card or insert included describing the items received or how to use them.

What was inside the box then?

Tendu Ultimate Hair Conditioning Treatment Mask / Full Size $60
Vichy Eau Thermal / Full Size $12
SkinCeuticals Micro Exfoliating Scrub .25 oz *Gift with purchase
Obagi Nu-derm Foaming Gel / Sample Value $12
SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer / Sample Value $6.50
Make-up Designory Eye Pencil in Black / Full size $13
Paula Dorf Lip Liner in Sultry / Full size $20

Total Value: $123.50

I’ve seen other reviews with box variations; some boxes have had a blush, dry shampoo, and serum. Preview on my items received below.

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Ipsy February 2013 Review


For this February 2013 ipsy “glam bag”, the theme this month was “Red Carpet Ready”! Kinda appropriate this month due to all the star-studded award shows that had aired on television and hopefully, according to ipsy, these products will get you ready for the lights, cameras, and action of the season. More inside!

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Two Cosmetics Daily Palette review


I was surprised to check my mailbox late last week to find a package from Two Cosmetics with the Daily Palette I had ordered just a couple of days ago. So props to the company for their great shipping times! Along with the order, I also picked up two gel liners (review coming soon!) and was happy to see that they had also added in a free gel liner brush with the order. That’s just really awesome of Two Cosmetics! Read on for my first impressions of The Daily Palette.

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Julep It Girl Starter Box


Earlier this February, I took advantage of Julep‘s offer for a free starter box with the code ‘FREEMAVEN’. (I don’t know if it still works or not.) Well, the only thing you had to pay was the $3.99 shipping and handling which still made it a good deal. I normally wouldn’t pay $20 a month for a box of just nail polishes and hand creams, but I do love having the option to skip a month, if needed.

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Urban Decay Naked Palette Dupe! (Two Cosmetics)

ImagePicture via Two Cosmetics

Just browsing my Youtube video feed, I came across a video showing a Urban Decay (original) Naked Palette dupe from a company called Two Cosmetics. The beauty vlogger saaammage gave a very good and detailed review here and overall, the colors in the Daily Palette from Two Cosmetics were about an 85% dupe-match from her.

I had to check out the Two Cosmetics shop and see what they were about and was happy to see that it was an independent company run by two sisters. Their motto on the site is “makeup with a cause.” For every item purchased, they donate an item to a nonprofit, which is something I definitely like.

With the discount code saaammage, you can get 30% off the price which is now around $23. This makes the palette under $20 and had free shipping too! Overall, if you’re looking for a neutral eye shadow palette almost like the Naked palette, right now, this would be a great one to pick up.

Looking up other blogger reviews, Two Cosmetics also has other good products too such as single eye shadows and gel eyeliners. Are you interested in this company or have you tried Two Cosmetics before? I’m interested in your feedback!


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The Daily Palette

Subscription Box News + Glossybox spoiler?

Happy Sunday! With the winter blizzard in the Northeast, lots of boxes including Birchbox and ipsy have been delayed a bit for this month, but this does not stop all the news of spoilers for this month!

First, a special price for a nail art box called Nail Art Society. News via Nouveau Cheap. Use code PUREICE to pay $10 a month, a savings of 50%. I haven’t tried it before, but you can read a review from Polish Hound and see how it might fit for you.

Next, Glossybox spoilers/rumors are up. I’ve looked at it, but not much have interested me, so I’m glad I’ve cancelled for the month of February. Read below for possible spoilers…. *updated Feb 11 2013*

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