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Boscia – Purifying Cleansing Gel – Review April 19, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 10:20 am
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In my April Beauty Bar box I received the Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel as one of my samples. I have enjoyed Boscia brand products in the past so I jumped right in on the sample.  I finished my 5 days of using the Babor Hy-Oil from another sample subscription and broke out the Boscia.

How did it work?  This clear runny gel removes most makeup with a gentle minimal lather. It is certainly not sudsy like soap but it does change consistency from gel to lather-ish. It cleans reasonably well and has no real scent.

It doesn’t seem to do any better or worse than most other cleansers.  I do not feel as if my skin is as refreshed as when I use my Derma E or my 3 lab cleanser.  The price falls between the Derma E and the 3 lab, and since I don’t like it as much as either there isn’t a clear benefit to switching to it. 

Will I buy it again? No, it is expensive and I don’t adore it

Will I finish the sample? Sure – it cleans well and doesn’t irritate my skin.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size:  1.69 oz
Full Size:   5 oz
Full Size Price: $26.00
Sample Value: $8.78

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Beauty Bar Sample Society  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.

 

April the Look Bag – Initial Impressions April 18, 2012

Filed under: Skincare — slagoon @ 6:51 pm
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Today I found a neat little treat in my mailbox, my April Look bag.  So the look bag gives you a “reusable bag” every month full of neat new beauty products.Lots of people have not been enjoying this sample subscription but I’m pretty happy with it! This month there seemed to be two different bags, but they were very similar, at least in brands included.

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My March Look Bag – Wrap Up April 16, 2012

Filed under: General,Haircare,Skincare — slagoon @ 11:30 am
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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from my March 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 – Initial impressions April 12, 2012

Filed under: General,Haircare,Skincare — slagoon @ 3:31 pm
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Yesterday I shared my Beauty Army Kit, and shortly thereafter the generous UPS driver left me my lovely Beauty Army Kit – unfortunately I only knew about it because I received a UPS text that a package was left at my front door! (this is an awesome new tool on the UPS web site if you haven’t already signed up!) Once I got home I ripped into the box, of course I had stalked the website to see what I’d be getting first, but hey – why not right?

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So what came in the box?

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My March Beauty Bar Sample Society – Wrap Up April 6, 2012

Filed under: General,Haircare,Skincare — slagoon @ 10:37 am
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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from my March 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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Beauty Bar’s Sample Society Brings new meaning to “deluxe sized samples” – Initial impressions March 15, 2012

Filed under: General,Haircare,Skincare — slagoon @ 8:34 pm
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Yep, I have another subscription program. This one is brand new – and this is the first box ever. Beauty Bar is a site where you can shop for products, similar to Sephora, or Ulta, just online only.  I was alerted that they would be starting to have a sample program which promised 5 deluxe sized luxury samples and a $15.00 off any purchase with a featured brand – all of this for $15.00 each month – so basically if you were planning to buy any of the featured brands as a full size anyway, the box pays for itself.  You also get a complimentary subscription to Allure.

So what came in the box?

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Fragrances Part 5 (the last) February 15, 2012

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Today is part five of my fragrance reviews. This is the last day of reviews – and I have saved what are considered by many women, “the best” for last. You can view my entire order here. What am I reviewing today?

  

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