Megan’s Beauty Army Box Review

wp-1468580110547.jpgSo…beauty Army has had a rough few months. It basically fell apart, got a new CEO, tried to get its subscribers to come back by giving multiple promises that things were different and vouchers for free boxes. I fully admit to being skeptical. The old Beauty Army had a very poor sample selection, hit and miss as to whether you actually got the samples you selected, and unreliable delivery.

The new Beauty Army has better sample selection, still not amazing, but pretty good, delivery was smooth, but the actually getting the samples selected is still a bit of a problem. You choose 6 samples from a list of about 20.  Well, I received five samples. I probably wouldn’t have even realized that I was a sample short except that the one that didn’t make it into the box was the one I was really excited about.  Good thing this was a free box. Well, scratch that, technically I had paid for a year’s subscription and only received 5 boxes, so I paid for this… 😒😑🤔
wp-1468580049606.jpgNeutrogena Naturals Makeup Remover Towelettes:
I will always take these when they are available. I use them everyday and this sample pack of 7, is perfect for my travel stash.
wp-1468580071149.jpgBatiste Dry Shampoo
I have the cherry scented version of this (thank you another monthly beauty box) and it works great. Very excited for this unscented version (since I really don’t like products to have specific smells unless it is perfume).
wp-1468580101027.jpgRevlon Bold Lacquer
I REALLY like this!  Went on amazingly well. No clumps, didn’t smudge, nice layering. Usually it takes me half a bottle to get to this ease of use. I can’t wait to see if it holds up. If it does, I’ve found my new go-to!
wp-1468580090847.jpgL’Oreal Revitalift
Pretty good size sample. Feels nice, didn’t leave any residue. Not sure if it will actually be firming and anti-wrinkle but I’ll keep using it just for the moisturizing it provides at night. I wonder how much a full container is…I don’t know that it is really any better than my basic St Ives lotion that I normally use…
wp-1468580059716.jpgScratch Nails Multi Base and Top Coat
I like that it came with a sheet showing all the different colors available.  Nice as a top coat. I won’t be trying it as a base because I am so in love with my Rubberized Base Coat by Orly…(if you don’t have it already, go now and get one. You’re welcome).
Reviewed By:
Megan
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June Ipsy Bag Review

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The bag

I can see how many people will like this bag. Unfortunately, I am not one of them. It is too loud and busy for me. Definitely not one of my fave designs.

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Urban Decay eye shadow in “Lounge”

Urban Decay eye shadow is always great and this is no exception. The color is so amazing! When I added it to my brush, it looked maroon. However, when I applied it to my eyelid it went on as a gorgeous green/purple color. A little product went a long way and it gave me just the look I wanted. I highly recommend this color and this company in general. They may be pricey but are oh so worth it! Continue reading

July Glossy Box Review

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Paige’s Glossy Box
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Our hearts go pitter-patter when we see the gorgeous shipping box outside after returning home from work!  Even better, the blush pink inner box (once uninfested with the weirdly shedding black crinkle paper) is great for keeping all my various box samples we get over the course of the month. Our boxes were VERY similar this month. (Although, we did get different colors of the nail polish)

wpid-2015-09-02-12.09.51.jpg.jpegGlamGlow Youthcleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser

Megs– Say that three times fast.  Goodness.  Well, I’m a huge fan of GlamGlow and I love their SuperGlow Mud Masks (even though it is horribly expensive).  This cleans very nicely.  The mud to foam is a bit weird but easy enough to do in the shower.  Not sure that I’d spend $35 on this when a $5-6 drug store cleanser works just as well…

Paige– I have to agree with Megs. Being that it’s clay, it is a little strange to use. I do, however, feel the exfoliation right away. I was pleased with the results, pores seemed smaller, blackheads seemed to dissipate. Still, with the $35 price tag, I feel like that money would be better spent on a mask that I might use a couple times a week, rather than a cleanser that I would use twice a day.

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Megs– Super pointy when it began but wore down really quickly.  I actually had to sharpen it again before doing my second eye.  Nice blender tip on the other side but my problem is that it smudges a little too well when you don’t want it to.  Two hours in and I looked a bit like a raccoon (and not intentionally).

Paige– I have never really learned how to apply eyeliner the correct way. I can use it, but it always seems to smudge, and I never get a straight line. This was no exception. I am not sure whether that was me or the liner, but it just had no staying power, it smeared, everywhere. Probably would not buy this again.

wpid-2015-09-02-12.16.25.jpg.jpegManna Kadar Cosmetics Lash Primer

Megs– Well, it went on nicely.  Mascara applied over it without any issues but I couldn’t see a difference in my lashes.  Just another step to the mascara process that wasn’t needed.  Too bad, I would have loved to discover falsies without the glue…

Paige– I love the idea of a primer that thickens and lengthens. I did need a couple coats, but I found that it made a difference! Megs is right, its not the look of false lashes, but it is an enhancement under your regular mascara. I’ll plan on pulling this out for dates and other special occasions.

wpid-2015-09-02-12.12.32.jpg.jpegLollipops Makeup Lip Balm in Delicieuse

Megs– Fine as lip balms go.  Nothing really remarkable about it. Not a whole lot of flavor, color, or scent.  Nicely glossy without being sticky.  Weirdly hard to get out of the tube…

Paige– This smelled and tasted great! Almost like sugar cookies. I was a bit disappointed that there was absolutely no color to this balm, I would have loved the subtle pinky hue that the package implies. Besides that, the balm is nice and glossy, but not the kind of sticky that will make a mess out of your hair if it blows in your face. I like it!

wpid-20150824_201024.jpgSpaRitual Nail Lacquer

Megs– I saw the color on the card and was SO excited!  Then I saw the color I got (which while pretty, wasn’t the awesomeness that was featured on the card).  The polish went on VERY nicely.  Stayed really well.  The color I received is very nice and in October or November when the leaves are turning (in other parts of the country, they never seem to turn in Southern California) I’ll pull out this russet/pink/gold and pair it with some fabulous sweaters and jeans.  In the mean time, I’m going to hunt down the color on the card.  On a side note the card points out that the ingredients in this are ‘vegan’.  What would other polishes have in them to make them NOT vegan?!  Maybe I don’t want to know the answer to that question…

Paige– I got this really pretty pink that’s perfect for me. I am not a metallics person, so I was relieved when I opened the box to find the pink, non metallic polish. It did go on smoothly and dried quickly (which is awesome because I am super clumsy with wet nails), and will definitely be worn.

What did you guys think of the August Box?

The August Glossy Box Was Reviewed By:

Megan

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August Birchbox Unboxing

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Howie’s Birchbox

I thought the packaging was beautiful. I loved the spring flowers. This is my first box with Birchbox and overall I’m very pleased. I think I’ll keep this subscription going.

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LAQA&Co. Cheeky Lip in the color Humble Brag:
I love getting full size lip colors and this one didn’t disappoint. When I first tried this, it was shockingly pink on me and I thought this one wasn’t going to make the cut, but then I paired it with my Mac lip liner in Whirl and it was the perfect summer pink for me, I’m very excited to use this one for a fun date night!

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St. Tropez in Shower Tanning Lotion:
I don’t usually like tanning lotions, I’ve had bad experiences with streaking. This one seems to be working pretty well, but a few more uses and I’ll know for sure if it’s working. I guess it’s a good thing I wear pants to work, who knows if I’m going to end up with zebra striped legs.

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Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion:
I love, love, love this exfoliant. It’s so gentle on my face that I didn’t think it was working, but wow my skin looks great and is so smooth. I will definitely be using this one a few times a week.
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Ferterer Leave-In Smoothing Fluid for Hair:
So, as you can tell by my cute pics, I have very short hair so I don’t get too excited about hair products unless it’s a new taffy (my favorite to use for my short hair, I don’t like pomades), but this did make my locks feel smoother and softer, this one is probably going to my sister for her to use on her long tresses.

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O. P. I Nail Polish:
Ok first I have to say a baby nail polish bottle?!?!? ADORABLE!  I’ve always been a fan of O. P. I.  and I love this color, it’s a perfect transitioning season color. Unfortunately, I don’t know the name because it’s not listed on the bottle, but I would describe it as a metallic peach with a hint of copper. This will be well used as we’re heading into late summer and early fall!

August Birchbox review was done by:

Howie

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May Glossy Box Unboxing and Product Review

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Paige’s May Box

Hi All!

Not much to say on this months glossy box, I think we were both a touch underwhelmed with the products, but here goes!

FullSizeRender copyThe Aloe Source – Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish 

Megs- Well, I’m a fan of aloe and Glossy Box is definitely in summer mode with two of the five items being aloe based.  This is a nice cleanser.  Nothing remarkable.  Does the job, doesn’t really have a smell (which I appreciate).  It has a very small grain to it so that you feel it’s exfoliating a bit but not too much so that you don’t mind using it 2x/day as directed.  I’ll have to pick up the toner and moisturizer and see how the complete combo works.

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Megs- I love this size.  It’s a nice one to throw into my bag when traveling.  Mine was REALLY pink.  Definitely a summer polish. It goes on fine and isn’t streaky.  I also appreciate that Orly doesn’t contain formaldehyde.  I don’t know that I’d consider the cap ‘award winning’…

Paige- I received an interesting gray/ light mauve shade. Its not something I’d wear on a regular basis, but it’s a pretty neutral color that goes on very clean. I will get some use out of this polish for sure. I appreciate the rubberized cap for sticky polish.

wpid-img_20150623_8.pngToo Faced Cosmetics – Better Than Sex Mascara

Megs– Well, somebody’s been having really bad sex because this is not the Be All End All of mascaras.  In fact, the brush is cumbersome and a bit useless.  The actual mascara is fine for one coat but it doesn’t build well despite what the large advertisement on the box says.  This will go into the ‘I don’t care if I lose it’ travel collection.

Paige– I hate to say it, because I was really excited about this product when I found out that it would be in the box, but I think Megs is right. It’s really too bad because I have heard some AWESOME stuff about this mascara.

First off, I HATE HATE HATE having to wipe a mascara brush off before I use it, it just feels like extra work and time that I don’t have when I’m half asleep in the mornings. (Mascaras like this do exist, and they are awesome.) The brush was a bit hard to use, but it might have been because I tend to stay away from brushes that are anything but straight. I have just never had much luck with the oddly shaped brushes.

All that being said however, I did notice a distinct lengthening and volumizing of my lashes upon first application, but when I tried for more, it didn’t seem to build, and I felt like I got it everywhere. It did flake a little bit throughout the day- not good for this contact lens wearer…

wpid-img_20150623_12.pngEtre Belle Cosmetics – Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturizing Gel

Megs- Number two of the Aloe items in this box.  I have to say, the electric green color is very off-putting.  I’ve never understood why companies think that anything aloe has to be that scary green.  Pure aloe isn’t that color, just calm down.  Sorry…  Ok.  It goes on well and has a nice coolness about it when first put on.  I find that it is vaguely tacky though once dried.  It definitely doesn’t play nicely under makeup.   So, It will go into my beach bag for when I get out of the water and am super dry from the salt.

Paige- This is the only aloe product that I received in the box, but it came in the nick of time, since I did a mud run this weekend and got a wicked sun burn on the front of my shoulders near my arm pit (slather that sun screen EVERYWHERE folks- especially if you don’t know what obstacles your gonna face) This did take the sting away, but I didn’t really notice a difference from the natural (clear) aloe gel that I buy at my local Target. I generally use aloe gel on my face after washing at night, so I’ll continue to use this, then go back to my normal aloe and see if anything changes.

wpid-img_20150623_10.pngCity Cosmetics City Lips Collagen Peptide Lip Plumping Treatment

Megs- I don’t know if it actually plumps my lips or not but they are super smooth after this has been on about 5-10 minutes.  I’ve taken to putting my foundation on, putting this on my lips, putting the rest of my makeup on, and then putting a gloss on right before walking out the door.  It helps the gloss last longer and look better.  A keeper!  I’ll have to see if it comes in other colors and maybe just skip the gloss.

Paige– Plumping treatments never work for me (or at least I can never tell if they are working), so I was kind of feeling “meh” when I saw this. However, its really glossy and goes on really easy. I also like the no fuss packaging and light vanilla scent. I am not sure why we got two different looking boxes, but reading everything, it looks like the same product.

wpid-img_20150623_9.pngNexxus Color Assure Conditioner

Paige- This is the partner to the shampoo I received several months ago I guess. I was finally able to use the system together, but still did not like it much. It smells nice, but it’s hard to rinse out. Not only that, I don’t have colored hair, so I can’t really test it accurately. This might go to Megs or Blake to see if they can use it. Guys? Any takers?

Our May box was not bad by any means, and you’re not always going to make everyone happy, but we have definitely seen better from Glossy Box.

Happy Boxing!

Reviewed by

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Megan

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Paige

June Ipsy Bag Review

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FullSizeRender(4)Liptitude Limited Edition 24/7 Hydrating Lip Stain
Blake- I loved how this felt on my lips. It felt like it was hydrating and cooling at the same time. The color was a bit orange red which is fine as a base color. Though watch not to smudge because like the name it is a stain. I give this three ipsy bags
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Meg- I have no idea what color this is officially. Unofficially, it’s a bright (bright) deep pink. It looks like a gloss on but be mindful when applying it. They aren’t kidding when they call it a stain.  It’s a fun color, I have a dress that is just begging to be worn with it. The downside is trying to keep it in place. It smears easily and stains easily so it will take a lot of work and will power to keep it in place. I tried wiping the bulk of it away after ten minutes and was left with patchy stains. They smoothed out with some lipgloss and I feel like that might be the way to go. I’ll keep experimenting because I really do love how bold the color is.
IMG_1486 copyTrestique Mini Shadow Crayon in Marimoto Pink Pearl.
  Meg- I’m in love!  it is an amazing shade. I’m going to wear it to work tomorrow. Cute package (I really thought the cap had fallen off and I was searching for it…hey, I’m still on east coast time…let’s see how long that excuse lasts) Easy to apply, stays put nicely. A winner! (Don’t feel bad Megs, It happened to Paige too)
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Blake- I love this color it’s like a beige gold that gives a little shine to you lips. It also feels very smooth and not chalky. I give this three Ipsy bagsFullSizeRenderNuxe Paris Gentle Exfoliating Gel with Rose Petals
Blake- This goes on very smooth and does have some exfoliating beads which is not to harsh on my skin. It really is gentle an smells amazing.  I give this four Ipsy bags
FullSizeRender(1)Befine Cucumber Facial Mask
Blake– This mask feels and smells amazing. When I put it on I just felt to fresh and so clean. It also did not make my skin dry up when I washed it off. I give this four Ipsy bags.
Meg- No really?  With cucumber?  I never would have guessed from the name.  I’m not the most objective person on this one since I find the smell of cucumber offputting.  It went on well. I kept expecting to encounter fine grit but it was really smooth. Kind of a pain to get off though. I really had to scrub and still, I looked in the mirror and saw little white streaks in random places.   Not one I plan to put into my wish list but interesting to try.IMG_1486Jules and Ester Facial Serum No. 24
Meg- It says it contains vitamin C and the faint whiff of citrus is very pleasant. Absorbs quickly and cleanly into my skin and doesn’t feel really heavy.  As to reducing the signs of aging, well, after two cross country flights, three days of wedding festivities, and 90 degree humidity I have a really tough case. I don’t know that anything could help today…
FullSizeRender(2)Smashbox Foundation Primer
  Blake– I first wanted the Melted lip gloss but wow I love how this primer feels. I mean it feels so smooth going on. Like I have said in the past, I love to wear makeup that doesn’t feel heavy and this primer feels like I’m wearing nothing. The only down fall is the size. It is tiny. It seems smaller than a sample or travel size. For the product I would give five Ipsy bags but for the size I have to subtract down to four Ipsy bags
Meg- This has been a standard in my makeup box since discovering the joys and the horrors of uneven foundation many (many) years ago. It’s been my go to primer for everything from formal pictures to performances to date night. It hasn’t let me down yet and I love having the little travel size to take with me. Where were you last week when I was trying to cram all my makeup into a carry-on?
Paige- Like Blake, I really wanted the Melted sample, because I don’t wear primer often. But upon seeing this little gem in the bag, I was still really excited. (I have heard Megs talk about this since it came out YEARS ago) The size is a bit small, but the full size is also small for what you pay for it. It went on really smoothly and stayed on all day, but because I don’t wear this kind of product often, I don’t know if I would be comfortable plunking down a good chunk of change for it at Sephora. wpid-img_20150623_2.pngAltcheck Dermitologist MD DePuff Eye Pads
Paige- I don’t usually use this type of product because wrinkles have not been high on my list, but dark circles are a huge issue with me. I was wondering if it might help with brightening those as well as hydrating the area. They worked very well, and I was impressed. If the circles were not gone, at least the area was moisturized and better looking. wpid-img_20150623_4.pngwpid-20150623_090715-1.jpgtreStique Mini Shadow Crayon in Aspen Pine
Paige- This was a good color for me and a nice change from all the copper colors from Ipsy that I have been receiving lately. The packaging was adorable, and like others, I thought the cap had fallen off and went on a hunt for it. The formula is awesome, I have a greasy eye lids (I don’t have another way to say that, I know its gross, sorry) It stayed all day and didn’t really budge. I love the color as well!
wpid-img_20150623_3.pngFormula X Nail Color in Power Source
Paige- This is a great Summer Color, and I am really happy with the formula. The ONLY issue I had with this was that it was that the brushes in these tiny bottles are very small and don’t coat nails well. But I managed to make it work and I’m happy with the product.
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Paige- Brow pencils are not something I use often because I have thick brows, but when I do need one, now I have something to reach for. It worked well, and I like the attached brush (because I DO use those). I have dark brows, but even though the color seemed light in the pencil, it seemed to work well. Overall, its a good product that will get use, but rarely.
All in all we were really happy with this bag! Blake gave it 18 Bags out of 25, and we are all happy with the value for this month.
Happy June! Enjoy the Beach This Month!
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Generation Beauty Day Two- Write up by Blake and Guest Blogger Erica

Generation Beauty by Ipsy Day 2!

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Breakfast of Champs
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We’re up we’re up!

This was so much more organized then the first day. (Can I get a whoop whoop?) The second day came with more freebies, like Too Faced matching your skin tone and giving you a full foundation. You heard me right, a full size foundation! There was also Smash Box, who gave us not one but TWO full sized eye liners. But the best vendor by far was Tarte. We love their products and surprise, surprise, they did have items for sale. Well, they had select items for sale, (about 12) but they were offered at a 60% discount.  YAY.

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The pros are in!

It felt like we were pros on day two and knew exactly what to do. The event ran much more smoothly, which told us that the Gen Beauty hosts and volunteers were paying attention to the issues from the day before. They were all very nice, and spent time asking us what we thought worked from the day before and where we had problems.

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Unique Beauty Wall

Even though this day was run much better, we felt like we had seen most of what we needed to see on day one. We did get to look around more since it seemed that there were fewer people, and shorter lines, and we even got the chance to buy stuff! (Shopping? Uh, YES)

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Goodies!

So, in the afternoon, when we were finally handed the key to the world, our Day Two Glam Bag (choir singing in the background…) we decided to head home.

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Erica is rocking that grey lipstick!

In the beginning, with all the confused craziness, it was frustrating, but once we got a handle on things, we actually had a fantastic time! Will I go again? Uh HECK YES, whether I am by myself or with my amazing friends.

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Yup, I’m happy

Oh and I forgot the best part, the savings! Between the glam bags from both days and freebies we received the amount was (drumroll please)

$551.18 !!
And, I got it all for free!!!
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Bag of awesome

Now, for the items I spent money on. The in-store cost of everything would have been $257.93, but I only paid $128.10, so in the end I saved $129.83, on what I purchased. However, if we want to look at the whole shebang with all the freebies and the discounts, what outrageous numbers would we have?

If I HAD paid for everything in the glam bag at retail price it would have been, $809.11, for a TOTAL SAVINGS OF $681.01.
UNBELIEVABLE RIGHT? These numbers, just blow my mind. I love to save, and Gen Beauty helped me do that, I can’t wait until next year when the whole team will go with me!!
If you have any questions or know of other events like this, please comment and let us know. Now on to the next beauty review!
Erica is a good friend of Three Girls and a Box, go visit her over at In The Life of a Fit Fatty.

May Glossy Box Unboxing

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Wow, we got the exact same Glossy Box this month, which is a rarity, because we are so different as far as what we prefer to wear. Here’s what we thought:

Paige’s Thoughts– I thought it was a good box this month! There were good products, all good sizes and probably one that I will go out and buy for my self. However, I would like samples of brands that I am more familiar with as well.

Meg’s Thoughts– This was quite the month for glossy box.  Highs and Lows.  Two SUPER products that I will be going out to get again, one really pretty product, one that was fine (just sort of eh…totally me, not GB), and 1 DUD.

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Glam Glow Power Mud

Meg– First, I am a huge fan of Glam Glow.  That being said, this was no exception.  Went on easily, you can feel it working as it dries and I loved how it felt washing off in the shower.  I just wish the effects lasted a little longer.  I could see the difference for about 24 hours.

Paige– I had never tried this but have heard some awesome things about it, so I was really excited to see this in my box. It works just like it says it will, my skin was tighter and smoother, and as with most mud masks, you actually feel it tightening and working while it’s on. Like Megan said though, I wish the effects lasted a bit longer, but it makes skin super smooth for a day or two.

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Meg– Okay, I was a bit skeptical, but…I loved it!  I really needed to be careful not to rub too hard.  That being said, my skin was smooth afterwards and felt awesome.  I kept touching my face and having to slap my own hand away.  The only downside is that the granules that you wipe/wash off get everywhere.  Next time I am definitely using this in the shower.  I had to Swiffer my bathroom floor and I still feel the little buggers.

Paige– I actually thought this was a hair product at first, because of the name. Good thing I read the packaging before I tried it! This is a face scrub that is supposed to clean and smooth your skin. And it did do that… But, it also made huge mess, i.e., miniscule pellets EVERYWHERE, even after rinsing several times. This is definitely an in-shower product. My skin was crazy smooth after the first use though, and ladies, try it on you decolletage, and thank me later.

2015-05-19 13.37.53Sebastian Stylbrid 9 Hairspray

Megs– I admit it.  I’m hopeless when it comes to using hairspray.  It just doesn’t do anything to my hair unless I have enough in there to make it look and feel like a shellacked helmet.  On the plus side, if my bathing suit starts riding up during photo shoots (yeah…) I have just the thing (thank you, Miss Congeniality).

Paige– I really don’t use hairspray that much either, so this is just kind of “meh” for me. It seemed to work just fine and it’s supposed to have more benefits for your hair than other sprays, so on those super rare occasions when I do need it, I’ll be comfortable pulling this out. I did notice that, unlike other aerosol sprays, that can result in a sticky mess if your not careful, this dried in no time, not leaving a bad residue. It also smelled pretty good!

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Megs– Best thing about this?  The box. (Paige was too excited to remove it from the box to get a good picture though. Sorry Guys!)  It’s awesome.  Such fun colors and designs.  The polish is good too.  It’s a base coat.  Goes on nicely, not too thick.  nothing outstanding, but a solid product.  I would get it just for the box.

Paige– This was so cute! I love pretty packaging and this was no exception. I also love when it’s pretty and WORKS well. This does what it’s supposed to. It went on well, and dried smooth. It seemed to dry quickly as well, which is a plus because I’m always in a rush. My nail polish went on smoothly over the top with no smearing and has pretty much stayed in place for at least 4 days as of this review. I would LOVE to try out a color from this line for summer. Bonus for me! (And this is ’cause I’m strange) I love that it comes in a square bottle that’s skinny enough to shove into an over-packed makeup bag.

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Megs– This is everything I dislike about lipsticks.  First, the color is just bad for me.  It has almost gray-purple undertones which make me look like I’m severely ill even in full foundation.  Second, it did not go on well.  It was almost dry and when I tried putting a bit of chapstick on first, the color wouldn’t apply.  Third, once on, it showed every ridge, bump, line, etc.  My lips aren’t super duper smooth but they are a darn sight better than this made them look.  Into the trash it went and people, I NEVER throw makeup samples out (unless they are old).

Paige– Wow, it’s like we are talking about two different lipsticks! I thought this was a really pretty matte pinky nude shade, perfect for my skin tone. I am excited about the matte lipstick trend and wanted to try it. While I was really happy with the consistency and staying power once the color was on my lips, it was really hard to get on because it was so sticky (possibly because it was the first application?). It might become easier with use though, so I will keep trying. Bonus, it stayed on through my daily run, so I’m really happy!

Update- The second time I applied, it went on much more like regular lipstick should, and kept its staying power.

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March Boxy Charm Review (Megan)

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Megan’s March Boxy Charm

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Well, this subscription started out fine (not great, fine). However, after month number three of products that I couldn’t care less about, for $21 per month, (!) you had better believe I have canceled.  (Beauty Army starts next month!  WooHoo!)

unnamed5Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray – it’s tiny!  I’m pretty sure it has one use in it and that’s about it.  It worked fine.  Didn’t leave any white stuff drifting around.  Gave my hair some additional texture (that it really doesn’t need).  But it doesn’t smell very good.  I’ll keep looking for a different dry shampoo for the 2 days a year that I may actually be far enough from civilization to be able to take a shower.  It really doesn’t happen often.
unnamed7Ofra Eyeliner in Light Beige – Ok, I know that this is supposed to be used on your water line but it is pink like my skin, not white, and so it in no way helps to pop my eyes.  It went on fine, held it’s line nicely, but there is no reason to ever use this shade.  Maybe I can use it as a lip pencil when I have a super super pale color?
unnamed6Tarte Charmed Lipsurgence – first, negative points because I received this EXACT same item last month.  Second, negative point again because it is a horrible, horrible shade of Bubblegum pink.  Even in it’s sheerest, not-even-enough-to-rub-my-lips-together layer it is screaming baby pink.  Maybe if I ever dress up as a character from Candyland I can pull this out.  Oh, wait, I have two. The sad thing is, it goes on well and stays on really well.  Maybe someday I will get up the courage to look at this product again in a different color…
Update Here- Paige stole this from me, and it actually works on her skin tone, but it still comes out bright.
unnamed3LVX Lemondrop Nail Polish – Another color that I can’t handle.  It’s not really yellow and it’s not really cream.  I could use it for Easter egg decorating possibly but it isn’t coming anywhere near my finger tips again.  It made my skin look weirdly chalky and yet almost too tan at the same time.  It is very sheer and to build up to any semblance of color takes way too many for me.  I stopped at five when I couldn’t get it to dry anymore.

unnamed8Previse Nutrify Step 2 – well, i don’t have step one or step three like it says will be the most beneficial so this is a little on the useless end to me (I’m a sucker for a complete all-in-one, or a sample that has all the steps included even if they are smaller portions).  There is a whole lot of tonic here, especially since you only use 10 drops at a time.  It was fine.  Soaks in super fast and isn’t greasy.  Nothing earth shattering.  I’m not exactly sure that I can tell any difference whatsoever.  It certainly isn’t taking the place of a moisturizer.

Needless to say, I am unimpressed again this month- both with the value of the box and the products with in. Cant wait for my first Beauty Army Box!