Archive | December, 2011

GogoGirlfriend! December 2011

23 Dec

GogoGirlfriend! December 2011

UPDATE (2/9/12): I cancelled my GoGoGirlfriend subscription on 1/31/12. I can no longer recommend subscribing to this company. I will leave my GGG posts up as a reference, but sign up at your own risk. See my GoGoGirlfriend post for more details.

Okay, so I don’t really know if I should call this my November or December GogoGirlfriend box because this thing was seriously delayed. I will list the products I received and post my box photos, then I’ll go into the explanation of my disappointment this month.

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Cravebox! December 2011

22 Dec

Cravebox! December 2011

As if Birchbox, GoGoGirlfriend, Julep & the New Beauty Test Tube weren’t enough, I’ve added Cravebox to my arsenal of beauty sampler subscriptions. What I like about Cravebox is that it’s not limited to just beauty stuff. They include food and home products as well, pretty much anything that is “crave-worthy”. The very first Cravebox shipment, the December “Holiday Pamper Me Box” contained a little mix of everything!

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Beauty Storage & Makeup Collection!

19 Dec

Beauty Storage & Makeup Collection!

When I first moved into my house, I really struggled with storage options for my beauty products. I’m still not completely satisfied with what I’ve come up with, but it works for now. I converted the 10ft long shelf of my closet into my very own “Beauty Buffet” lol. I’ve setup four beauty stations: Skin, Hair, Makeup, Lotions/Perfumes. Eventually I will buy one of those tall multi-drawer units, but for now, this is what I’m working with.

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LashEm – 8 Week Review

18 Dec

LashEm – 8 Week Review

I recently documented my results after using an eyelash enchancing product, LashEm, for 8 weeks. LashEm Measurable Difference Lash Gel claims to be a conditioning, lash boosting formula that’s geared towards short, weak and brittle lashes. I don’t have the most unfortunate lashes around, but of course there is always room for improvement. My lashes do tend to get brittle and fall out easily, so I was excited to see if LashEm lived up to it’s claims.

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Birchbox! December 2011

17 Dec

Birchbox! December 2011

My December Birchbox came this week! Oh happy times :) This month included six samples (yay!) and surprisingly, I loved them ALL! I think the star of this month was my Benefit POREfessional sample. It reminds me a lot of  Clinique’s Pore Minimizer, except POREfessional doesn’t clump or adversely react to other facial products like Clinique’s does.

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Top 5 Beauty Discoveries of 2011

15 Dec

Top 5 Beauty Discoveries of 2011

As 2011 shortly comes to a close, I thought I would wrap up my first year of beauty blogging by creating a top 5 list of my favorite beauty related purchases of 2011. When I started this website back in January, I didn’t think photographing, reviewing and swatching dozens of different products would become such a fun and obsessive hobby. I’ve enjoyed every little bit of it! 

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Giveaway! Win a Julep Maven Box!

8 Dec

Giveaway! Win a Julep Maven Box!

Giveaway Closed! Congratulations Nicole!

It’s giveaway time once again! Enter for a chance to win a Julep Maven Intro Box with $40 worth of products!

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Julep Maven Box & Coupon Code

7 Dec

Julep Maven Box & Coupon Code

Hey there nail polish/monthly beauty sampler addicts! A new sampler program has launched and it’s all about coloring those cuticles. Think Birchbox but for nails! The Julep Maven program will send you their monthly “Sneek Peek Box” which includes on-trend nail polish colors and a variety of mani-pedi products (like hand scrubs, lotions, etc). Julep advertises each of their Sneek Peek Boxes to be worth over $40, but the membership fee is $19.99 per month. 

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Swatches: Revlon Lip Butters

2 Dec

Swatches: Revlon Lip Butters

I’m sure 99% of you are sick of all the Revlon Lip Butter hoopla, am I right? Lol well, I recently surrendered to the almighty lip butter Gods! These things really are awesome and actually DO live up to the hype. The only frustrating thing is finding them. Every display of these that I’ve found has been so incredibly picked over. I was lucky enough to grab these 3 shades at CVS, which are 3 of the 4 that I wanted! I still need to find Peach Parfait but so far I have: Creamsicle, Sugar Frosting and Strawberry Shortcake.

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