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May’s Beauty Bar Sample Society Box – Wrap Up July 11, 2012

Filed under: General,Haircare,Makup,Skincare — slagoon @ 7:17 pm
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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from May and decide on how much I liked them. So now it is time to do my bag wrap up.

In case you don’t remember, here is a summary of the Awesomeness level:

Box Awesomeness Level Review (AL)

  • 5 points for an item that surpasses everything else I’ve tried and becomes my #1 choice for what role it fulfills
  • 4 points for an item that becomes added to my permanent collection of cosmetics and I will repurchase
  • 3 points for an item that joins my “I might buy this again” list
  • 2 points for an item I finished or will finish the entire sample of but in the end decided not to re-purchase
  • 1 point for an item that I tried and immediately threw out/gave away
  • 0 points if the item was a duplicate of something from a previous bag/box/kit that only scored a 1 in that box – meaning I knew enough to not even bother with trying it.
  • Don’t forget that I subtract 1/2 point for samples that can only be used 2 or fewer times.

Click “more” to see how this kit rated…

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May the Look Bag – Wrap Up July 9, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Skincare — slagoon @ 12:18 pm
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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from my May bag and decide on how much I liked them. So now it is time to do my box wrap up.

In case you don’t remember, here is a summary of the Awesomeness level:

Box Awesomeness Level Review (AL)

  • 5 points for an item that surpasses everything else I’ve tried and becomes my #1 choice for what role it fulfills
  • 4 points for an item that becomes added to my permanent collection of cosmetics and I will repurchase
  • 3 points for an item that joins my “I might buy this again” list
  • 2 points for an item I finished or will finish the entire sample of but in the end decided not to re-purchase
  • 1 point for an item that I tried and immediately threw out/gave away
  • 0 points if the item was a duplicate of something from a previous bag/box/kit that only scored a 1 in that box – meaning I knew enough to not even bother with trying it.
  • Don’t forget that I subtract 1/2 point for samples that can only be used 2 or fewer times.

Click “more” to see how this kit rated…

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Neutrogena revitalizing lip balm Review May 21, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 2:49 pm
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Through BzzAgent I recently had the ability to try the Neutrogena revitalizing lip balm. I wasn’t sure about this at first. The packaging said that within a week my lips would show visible improvement so I decided to take a photo so I could accurately remember. 

 

In the meanwhile I tried the product and used it exclusively for the next 7 days. I was lucky enough to get three beautiful colors, (L-R) Healthy Blush, Sunny Berry, and Petal Glow.  Each of these provided a wash of color that enhanced my natural lip shade.  It felt nice on my lips just like any balm should, and was neither shiny nor matte.  If nothing else they are a nice substitute for my other tinted balms.

 

A week flew by, and I took an after photo (both photos were taken without lip product on) and I was amazed at the improvement in my lip’s texture. The normal flaky skin that I have on my bottom lip through the winter and spring was gone -typically I don’t see that disappear until a few days into summer.

 

These are available at your local drug store, usually for about $9.00

Will I buy this again? Yes, I like the colors, the texture, and the nourishing effects

Will I finish the sample? Absolutely – these are great!

 

If you want to review products for BzzAgent shoot me an email using the contact me “email me” link on the right frame. I get a badge for that!

 

FTC Disclosure: This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR (bzzagent.com). My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! I do not conduct paid reviews or guarantee reviews. I promise to remain truthful with you. If you are uncertain what this all means, I suggest you to read my Disclosure Policy for further clarification.

 

May the Look Bag – Initial Impressions May 20, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Skincare — slagoon @ 10:05 am
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May’s The Look Bag arrived on Thursday, and I was sad to see that it was very small and very light. However, luckily this bag had a lot of punch for its small size. I still don’t quite get how there couldn’t do during these little gauze bags to be a reusable bag. Maybe if I was stocking up for a wedding or a party they would be handy but for day-to-day use, they just don’t hack it. Still, I bet you’re wondering what was actually included in this month’s bag… don’t let me keep you herein anticipation… click  “more” to see what was included.

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May’s Beauty Bar Sample Society Box – Initial impressions May 18, 2012

Filed under: General,Haircare,Makup,Skincare — slagoon @ 11:57 am
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Among the slew of items that I received to the mail the last few days, I also received my beauty bar  sample society box containing 5 new samples. As with the last box I received, there are brands that are familiar to me and brands I have never heard of.  As always I will try all of these samples and tell you about how they performed.

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So what came in the box?

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April the Look Bag – Wrap Up May 16, 2012

Filed under: Skincare — slagoon @ 8:09 pm
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 I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from my April and decide on how much I liked them. So now it is time to do my box wrap up.

In case you don’t remember, here is a summary of the Awesomeness level:

Box Awesomeness Level Review (AL)

  • 5 points for an item that surpasses everything else I’ve tried and becomes my #1 choice for what role it fulfills
  • 4 points for an item that becomes added to my permanent collection of cosmetics and I will repurchase
  • 3 points for an item that joins my “I might buy this again” list
  • 2 points for an item I finished or will finish the entire sample of but in the end decided not to re-purchase
  • 1 point for an item that I tried and immediately threw out/gave away
  • 0 points if the item was a duplicate of something from a previous bag/box/kit that only scored a 1 in that box – meaning I knew enough to not even bother with trying it.
  • Don’t forget that I subtract 1/2 point for samples that can only be used 2 or fewer times.

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April’s Beauty Bar’s Sample Society Box – Wrap up May 14, 2012

Filed under: General,Haircare,Skincare — slagoon @ 3:31 pm
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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from April and decide on how much I liked them. So now it is time to do my bag wrap up.

In case you don’t remember, here is a summary of the Awesomeness level:

Box Awesomeness Level Review (AL)

  • 5 points for an item that surpasses everything else I’ve tried and becomes my #1 choice for what role it fulfills
  • 4 points for an item that becomes added to my permanent collection of cosmetics and I will repurchase
  • 3 points for an item that joins my “I might buy this again” list
  • 2 points for an item I finished or will finish the entire sample of but in the end decided not to re-purchase
  • 1 point for an item that I tried and immediately threw out/gave away
  • 0 points if the item was a duplicate of something from a previous bag/box/kit that only scored a 1 in that box – meaning I knew enough to not even bother with trying it.
  • Don’t forget that I subtract 1/2 point for samples that can only be used 2 or fewer times.

Click “more” to see how this kit rated…

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