Blush aka Blush.com Mystery Beauty box is a monthly box, costing $24.95 for a monthly subscription or $34.95 for a one-time box. Each box is valued to contain over $100 worth of products that vary from hair, makeup, and skincare (usually).
Blush changed from its usual packaging (which was none!) to having a new branded drawstring bag to hold your products and a postcard with the product listing (like BB or Glossybox) with detail about your items.
This month was a little different, in that Blush has partnered up with the jewelry seller Baublebar to give out 1 of 3 bracelet designs. This month had six products + one bonus sample.
It seems like I barely get my last review for Birchbox up before the next one gets sent out. This May, Birchbox’s theme is Beauty Diaries and has a little bonus Twitter contest to win full sizes of everything in your box.
Products laid out. The first thing I notice is the fun amika packaging!
Six products this month. Two amika hair treatments, toothpaste, a mini eyeliner, perfume sample, and a sunscreen sample. Read on for more details.
Happy May! The weather here is quite weird, having winter sandwiched between weeks of summer-like warmth and torrential rain showers. Anyways, did May’s ipsy glam bag impress?
The theme for ipsy this month was Spring Fling and I was pleased with the colors and presentation of the bag overall this month. ipsy partnered with nine brands this month (ten counting the bonus Urban Decay shadow) and the Spring Fling card shows all the discounts this month you can see from your ipsy Glam Room. An extra card addressed to “my dearest ipster” had a NuMe code for $110 off Styling Tools and et cetera.
All the products this month! Everything fit nicely into the teal and orange chevron print bag. Read on for quick reviews of all the products
I checked my email today and saw that my May 2013 Blush.com shipped today!
For those who haven’t heard of the Blush Mystery Box, this is a monthly subscription service from the retailer Dermstore/Blush/Hairenvy (all under one company, different ). The pricing starts out with a one-time box for $34.95 or a monthly subscription for $24.95. There are a limited number of boxes available, so get one soon if you’re interested!
Products include brands sold in their online stores, usually a mix of full size and travel size items. They guarantee that the items will usually be worth over $100. This month contains six products, and two products have already been revealed via Blush.com
May Ipsy 2013
Still time to sign up! I would appreciate it if you use my referral link if you do!
There’s been even more product variations revealed for May’s ipsy bag via Instagram/Makeuptalk/etc. and I just wanted to update the picture product guide to include details on the colors and scents.
There are two types of coconut body butters (Bronzing vs Luminizing) from Pacifica, two roll-on perfume scents (Vanilla or Tahitian Gardenia) also from Pacifica, two variations on Mirabella lip liners, a Mirabella Glimmer Gloss (in Ruby Red?), and a Mirabella Perfecting Powder. Four shades of pink lipstick from Mirabella are also being sent out too (no info on the names though yet)!
Read my first spoiler post for more information on these items!
ipsy (referral link) has a new referral program that rolled out today called ipsyPoints! When you visit ipsy now, as a subscriber, there is a new tab at the top labeled ipsyPoints with your unique referral url to share.
While supplies last, the two possible bonus items you could receive for referring two people are an Urban Decay Moondust eye shadow or a BaubleBar wrap bracelet. If you refer two before May 1st, one of these items would be in your May bag (chosen randomly).
New bonus items will be added when supplies run out every month.
Unfortunately, past referrals are not tracked and at this moment, there are no actual “points” to be earned. More information on ipsy’s Q&A!
Anyways, I’m excited about May’s ipsy bag, which would be including a gorgeous Zoya sping pastel polish! Sign up soon if you want to be on a list to receive ipsy bags (possibly starting with May).
My link again: http://www.ipsy.com/?refer=u-h5iifjki5i44en6
Time for another Birchbox review, and for April, Birchbox had partnered up with Women’s Health magazine to promote this month’s theme of “Tiny Tweaks, Big Results”.
The first thing greeting you this month is a lime green sleeve with a very flexible woman stretching! I don’t know how these products will promote healthy living and exercise, but I digress. With this month’s magazine partner, Birchbox has also sent out a card for a free year’s subscription to Woman’s Health (or $9.99 rebate, which would make this box free)!
My box this month was a monster! It weighed at almost 1-lb, which is twice the usual shipping weight of around .4-.5 lbs. I’ve been liking how they’ve been packing things in this pillow box to protect smaller things from shifting too much.
Five items this month! Not too bad, and I think I received two full-sized items and some good sized sampler items.