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Blogroll March 19, 2012

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I just updated my blogroll to show all the wonderful sites I frequently visit. These beauties have so much to share. They inspire me and I wanted to share so that they may also inspire you!  This is always on the lower right side of my blog, so if you don’t want to have to remember them they will be on this site.

 

 

March Teen Vogue Birchbox

Filed under: Haircare,Makup,Skincare — slagoon @ 5:16 am
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This month I ordered two Birchboxes, one the standard, and a second the Teen Vogue.

Today I bring you the Teen Vogue March Birchbox. This month had a bunch of awesome options to receive in the box, and unfortunately again I was somewhat let down.  Here is what I received.

  • kate spade new york Twirl – 3.4 fl oz
  • Kérastase Elixir Ultime
  • Twistband Hair Ties
  • essie® Luxeffects Nail Polish
  • tarte LipSurgence™ lip tint
I was offered the Teen Vogue box for my original account but I didn’t want to get it and be disappointed – I probably should have though since Birchbox avoids sending you duplicate items to what you’ve already received, and this teen vogue box that I got on a new account did replicate some items I’d previously received. I’ll be reviewing each of these as I normally do if they haven’t been reviewed before (if they have they are linked above)

kate spade new york Twirl
Sample Size 0.05 oz
Full Size 3.4 oz
Full Size Price $80.00
Sample Value $1.17

Kérastase Elixir Ultime
Sample Size 0.16 oz
Full Size 4.22 oz
Full Size Price $54.00
Sample Value  $2.05

Twistband Hair Ties
Sample Size 1
Full Size 6
Full Size Price $10.00
Sample Value $1.66

essie® Luxeffects Nail Polish
Sample Size 0.5 oz
Full Size 0.5 oz
Full Size Price $8.00
Sample Value $8.00

tarte LipSurgence™ lip tint
Sample Size 0.08 oz
Full Size 0.08 oz
Full Size Price $24.00
Sample Value $24.00

Box Value $36.88

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Birchbox or any of the brands included in the box. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 
 

March Birchbox

Filed under: Haircare,Makup,Skincare — slagoon @ 4:19 am
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This month I ordered two Birchboxes, one the standard, and a second the Teen Vogue.

Today I bring you the standard March Birchbox. This month had a bunch of awesome options to receive in the box, and unfortunately again I was somewhat let down.  Here is what I received.

  • Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
  • Kusmi Tea Paris – I Love My Detox Tea
  • Color Club Neon Nail Polish
  • Grandma Stelle’s Hand Wash
  • Traditions by Nick Chavez Yucca Shampooing Cream
  • stila Smoky Eye Shadow

I started writing a rant about how unhappy I am with this month’s selections, but then I realized that I’ve told people numerous times on the MyGlam forums that we’re paying this fee to try things that we wouldn’t ordinarily try – so the only thing I will complain about is the stila sample – it is a cardboard  page with a tiny bit of product on it. Horrible – I get better samples when I walk in to Sephora.

Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
Sample Size 25 sheets
Full Size 100 sheets
Full Size Price $10.00
Sample Value $2.50

Kusmi Tea Paris – I Love My Detox Tea
Sample Size 2
Full Size 20
Full Size Price $21.94
Sample Value  $2.19

Color Club Neon Nail Polish – Lava Lamp
Sample Size 0.25
Full Size 0.5 oz
Full Size Price $8.00
Sample Value $4.00

Grandma Stelle’s Hand Wash
Sample Size 2.0 oz
Full Size 13.5 oz
Full Size Price $20.00
Sample Value $2.96

Traditions by Nick Chavez Yucca Shampooing Cream
Sample Size 2.0 oz
Full Size 8.5 oz
Full Size Price $20.00
Sample Value $4.70

stila Smoky Eye Shadow
Sample Size 0.005 oz (maybe less)
Full Size 0.9 oz
Full Size Price $45.00
Sample Value $0.25

Box Value $16.60

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Birchbox or any of the brands included in the box. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 
 

ASK Cosmetics’ “Ultimate Bare Naked Nail Challenge” Week 2

This is the end of week 2 of the 10 week series for the ASK Cosmetics’ “Ultimate Bare Naked Nail Challenge”. For information about why I started this and details of my nail conditions check out my “The Start” post.

If you do not like seeing photos of nails in horrible shape do not click on the break.

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