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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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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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Virga Botanicals – Water Garden Perfume

Filed under: General — slagoon @ 11:30 am
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Today I bring you Virga Botanicala Water Garden Perfume that I received in the April Look Bag. The company uses pure essential oils for its fragrances. This particular fragrance is described as a light, liquidy, true floral of peacefully joyous attitude! Contains notes of ylang, rose, neroli and lavender. So youthful and happy – perfect for spring

This particular blend of oils did not appeal to me, and I’m not sure why, it almost smelled a tad acidic. This is not something I would get again and it was definitely not something I could try more than the one time.

Will I buy this again? No it just didn’t smell good to me.

Will I finish the sample? No.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size:  0.04 oz
Full Size:  0.35 oz
Full Size Price:  $17.00
Sample Value: $1.94

 

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

 

Pūr-lisse – pūr-bright May 11, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 7:37 pm
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Today I bring you Pūr-lisse’s pūr-bright from my April Look Bag. This cream is a medium thickness and it goes on smooth. It is intended to provide moisture and cause dull skin to look revitalized.

Luckily my skin is not dull at all, but it can always use more moisture.  It feels good and didn’t clog my pores. I feel like it blended into my skin pretty well.  I didn’t notice any overall skin improvement, but again, my skin doesn’t really suffer from the ailments that this cream is supposed to aid.

Will I buy this again? Maybe if I start feeling like my skin is looking dull – but hopefully that never happens.

Will I finish the sample? Probably not, I have loads of moisturizers that work as well and have other benefits. I may hand it over to my mom though.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 0.34 oz
Full Size: 1 oz
Full Size Price:  $76.00
Sample Value: $25.84

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


 

JOVIE Jubilee Luxury Body Lotion – Review May 3, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 9:43 am
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Today I bring you Jovie Jubilee Luxury Body Lotion that I recieved in my April Look Bag. This thick, scented cream has Shea butter, moroccan oil and vitamins in it to help your skin become and stay soft. 

The fragrance is sandalwood, cherries and vanilla. I get more of the sandalwood and vanilla than the cherries – I would have preferred the opposite.

It does feel moisturizing, however the scent is quite strong; too strong. Even though it wasn’t near my face, just on my legs and arms, it still smelled too strong, and a scent I don’t like. Perfume doesn’t smell this strong.  I only used it one time because I really couldn’t get there with the fragrance and the scent lasts for hours. 

Will I buy this again? No, I really couldn’t stand how perfumed it was

Will I finish the sample? No, the fragrance is too strong for me.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 2 oz
Full Size: 32 oz
Full Size Price:  $14.99
Sample Value: $0.93

 

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

 

Laura Mercier – Perfecting Water – Review April 29, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 10:16 am
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Today I bring you the Laura Mercier – Perfecting Water that I received in my April Look Bag. This thin clear liquid is intended to “provides a surge of hydration, preparing the skin for serums and moisturizers by helping the absorption of key ingredients.”   This product has actually changed names, so if you can’t find it by the title above, it can be found as “perfecting water moisture mist”.

I didn’t expect to like this at all. I did enjoy this and felt like my moisturizers were more effective when using it. I think this is a pretty good product. If you have trouble getting your product to absorb into your skin, this may be for you.

Will I buy this again? Maybe, but probably not, I really don’t need any more additions to my daily skin regimen.

Will I finish the sample? Yep it is a really nice product.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 0.34 oz
Full Size:  6.8 oz
Full Size Price:  $38.00
Sample Value: $1.90

 

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


 

Tan Towel – Review April 24, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 9:37 am
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Today I bring you the Tan Towel which I received in my April Look Bag. Its been a nice mild spring here so I figured that while it is still jeans weather I should give the Tan Towel a shot so that if it all went wrong I’d not end up too embarassed since I can always wear jeans.

The Tan Towel is a 7×9 inch soft towel – sort of like a extra soft baby wipe that has self tanner in it.  This product DOES NOT have sunscreen and WILL NOT prevent buring. This simply gives the visual appearance of tanned skin.  The product says to wipe it onto the desired area of your skin smoothly and evenly – then to wash your hands immediately.  I took it one step further, I showered and exfoliated my legs so that the surface would be as even as possible. I also used laytex gloves since I really don’t want sunless tanner on my hands, even if it is supposed to wash off if done immediately.  I only did my legs because a half body towel is basically for half the body, and I wasn’t going to start a line at my waste, so I just did my mid thigh down.

How did it work?

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