Unboxing the IPSY Glam Bag Plus for March 2023

For those of you who don’t know, IPSY and Boxycharm officially merged. The first merged box will be in April so this is the last of the IPSY Glam Bag Plus boxes. In the future this subscription will be called Boxycharm. Personally i find that a little confusing, I wish they had just given it a completely new name, bit I am not in charge of such things. They did rename the Glam Bag X which is quarterly. It and the Boxycharm Luxe will now be the same thing and they are calling it the Icon Box. I suppose since IPSY got to keep the regular $13 glam bag as Glam Bag they wanted Boxycharm to be represented in the merger, despite the confusion. For those of you who had Boxycharm Premium you will get the new Boxycharm Box (Currently Glam Bag Plus) plus the Beauty Boost. I do get the beauty boost, but I am going to put up a second post about that later today covering the past few months of Beauty Boost so those of you who are thinking of signing up can see what it looks like.

I figured I would post the last IPSY Glam Bag Plus so that it can stand as a marker while we watch the subscription change. I am hoping the change will be a positive one. For the past year one of the complaints I have had was that i would get some of the same items I got in IPSY that I got in Boxy. Hopefully that will be a thing of the past and I will be able to get back to unabashedly loving this subscription.

Before we look at my items, a brief bit of details. The subscription is $28 per month, This is not changing. With all of the tax and shipping I pay $32.91 each month. The beauty boos is an extra $15 (actual cost $16.46). In this box you get five full sized items. Two are chosen for you and three you get to choose from a limited selection. This month’s selection was not the greatest but I did manage to find three products that interested me. I also picked up two items in add ons that i believe were choices for other people but weren’t on my list of options. Which I am okay with. I know they have to balance the cost of the boxes and This month the spoilers I was excited for that didn’t make it to my selection were in add ons so I added them. They were the Saturday Skin Yuzu Vitamin C Sleeping Mask and the Porefessional Tight and Toned Pore Refining AHA + PHA Toning Foam. I have been wanting to try out the new skincare options from Benefit cosmetics since they were first released a month or so ago and I was tickled I could puck it up on add ons.

But now On to the Last ever Glam Bag Plus!

First we look at the two items chosen for me. The first was a set of brushes from Beauty for Real (retail $42). It is a set Five full sized brushes and they look like a really well thought out kit actually. All of them are brushes I will use. I have to say I am thrilled with the liner brush being included. I used to have one exactly like this and I used it until it fell apart. With it gone I did steadily fewer and fewer eyeliner looks so I am hoping having a new one will encourage me more. They look like they are decent quality. I will no more once i start using them, but I am looking forward to giving them a go. I haven’t had a brush set from IPSY for a while so I am pretty excited.

The second Item Ipsy chose for me this month was the Wander Beauty Island Hop Getaway Eye and face palette (retail $42). It has a row of eyeshadows a blush, a bronzer and a highlighter. I have to say all of these colors work for me as a daily kind of scheme. I love the formulas for Wander Beauty Shadows but I have never tried their face products. I live that this is the prefect travel sized palette too. I am really looking forward to trying this out.

Shall we look at the first product I chose?

The first up is the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Vanilla. (retail $32). I have the champagne shimmer shade of this shadow stick and I absolutely love the formula. I was thrilled to add another one to my collection. I also adore the fact that it is matte. Almost all of the shadow sticks in subscriptions are shimmers. I know they have more pizazz, but personally i want some matte shadow sticks. I think I would use the shimmers more if I had more mattes. But maybe that is just me. I am happy to have this one and I hope to use it a lot.

The next item I chose because I found it interesting and wanted to give it a try. It is the Farsali Skintune Blur Perfecting Serum (retail $22). I think it is a primer that has a serum consistency. At least that is what I got from the description. I’ll find out more when I start to actually use the product, but it seemed interesting enough to give a go, After all I like serums and I like primers. Perhaps I will like this, sort of the skincare version of the Reese’s Peanut butter cups. I was a little disappointed that this wasn’t the full size. On the website they have two sizes. This is the smaller of the two. Technically I don’t think it is listed as a mini, but it is a bit smaller than I would have liked to have seen in this subscription.

And finally the last item I chose this month was the Selfless By Hyram Retinol and Rainbow algae Repair Serum (retail $24.50). I chose this because I always love a good retinol. I also have never heard of Rainbow algae and thought it would be interesting to learn about. I know I like products with red algae so hopefully that will work for me. I am also curious about the line as I used to watch Hyram’s skincare videos. So it will be interesting to see how his skincare turns out.

And that was my IPSY Glam Bag Plus Subscription this month. I will be covering the beauty Boost separately, for those interested. I just figured it was less confusing to keep things separate. If you are tallying up the retail value of this bag it comes to $162.50. Which is not a bad return for the bag. While I appreciate the monetary value I think it is more important to have items I will use or that i want to try out. I will certainly use the brushes and I am looking forward to taking the Wander Beauty Palette on my Near -Easter trip next month. I will play with it before then though. I’m not brave enough to travel with an untested palette. Over all, even though the selection wasn’t great (I really chose the one product that interested me in each category) I did get products that I find interesting and want to try out. I am hoping with the merger the selection will be better and that I will have fewer duplicates as there aren’t two subscriptions pulling from the same pool of products.

I have had my ups and downs with IPSY but over all I love the subscription and can’t wait to see what it becomes as we move forward.

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Unboxing Scentbird for March 2023

You know I love perfumes. There are those that prefer to have a signature scent. I am not one of them. I like to have a scent library. I am a very scent oriented person and while I find there are some scents that have a season, a ;lot of scents I find are mood based. There are days where it may be bright and sunny outside but I am indoors working and I want richer warm scents that one would normally associate with the winter. Sometimes in the depths of winter I want something light and airy that reminds me of spring. Some scents remind me of people or places. And of course some scents seem to go with certain places. I even associate certain scents with music.

So for me there will never be a signature scent. But I do love my scent library. However building a scent library can be very expensive, especially when I can so easily be drawn in by the descriptions. Some perfume descriptions are like poetry, whisking you off into a sensual world of adventure. Unfortunately it isn’t the description you are wearing. And sometimes the scent isn’t what you expected.

This is one of the reasons I love perfumes sample subscriptions. You get a month’s worth of perfume to try out and see if it suits you and you suit it. Now I will of course wear the perfume that came in this subscription and then review it, but I wanted to take a moment to look at the Scentbird Subscription. For a while I had both the Scent box and Scent Bird Subscriptions. Then I was inundated with perfume samples from other sources and felt I couldn’t give the scents the time they deserved. I cancelled my scentbird subscription and held on (for a little while longer) to my Scentbox subscription. Then I had to let ot go as well until I dug out of the samples pit.

At the end of 2022 I emptied my samples box of perfumes and felt ready to go back to the subscriptions, but which to choose? I decided to try them both for a while and weigh the pros and cons of both Scent bird and Scent box and see if i want to keep both because they are different enough, or if I want to go with one over the other or perhaps trade off months alternating between the two subscriptions. This is my first Scentbird in a few years and I think a few things have changed. So let’s look at the subscription.

It is $16.89 per month and with your first month you get a free case. It is refillable. If you would like to get a new case each month you can sign up and for $10 they will send you a new case each month. My old Scentbird case was metal and it was the simple sheath design. This new case is plastic and it is held together magnetically. It is sturdy and it looks nice but something about it just looks and feels a little cheap. I am happy to have the case but I don’t think i would be ordering one a month. I will be monitoring the case to see how it performs for multiple month’s use. So that will be something I will watch. It does look pretty though.

As this was the first month the sample also came with a drawstring bag to hold the case. To be honest, I think the bag is nicer than the plastic case. It is nice cloth with the gold lettering on it.

The selection of perfumes seems to be pretty broad. I did notice that there were a lot of scents that were labeled premium and you could only add them to the list if you wanted to pay an extra fee for that month. In addition many of the samples were listed as for a limited time. I went ahead and chose a full year’s worth of samples for my personal list, some of them limited time options. I want to see how limited their time is and if they will still be available by the time their month arrives or if I will have to choose something else.

After all a selection is only broad if you can in fact select it.

At this moment there seemed to be quite a few selections available and a lot of scents I wanted to try. Some I never heard of. There were a few that I tried to search for that weren’t there. Oddly most of those brands were on Scentbox when I looked. In fact after I set up by Scentbird queue I went over to Scentbox to make sure there were no duplicates. There weren’t any actually as the ones one company carries the other doesn’t and visa versa. I don;t know if that is just my selections but it is something I will investigate as I move forward.

I am actually quite excited by this evaluation. Plus I get to try many perfumes. I loved the fact that many of the ones Scentbird featured were unknown to me or items I had only heard mentioning in passing. It reminds me how vast the field of perfumery is and makes me feel a little bit better about building my scent library. My March Selection was one I heard of but never got a chance to try. It has newly arrived and This week I will begin it’s first week of testing to see if i want to add it to my collection. For now though, I am very happy that i was able to choose a sample of it to try out. At the moment Scentbird is looking pretty good.

Unboxing the Dermstore Beauty Fix box for March 2023

I know I took a break from posting unboxings for a while, but I am really happy to be back posting them. I know part of the enjoyment is that I am trying out several new boxes and so I am still trying to figure out how I feel about them, but still I like these posts. I hope you do too. I like to think it might help someone else decide if this box is right for them.

This is my second Dermstore Beauty Fix Box although I do purchase from Dermstore on my own quite a bit. They have really good prices and a nice selection along with lots of sales, Currently they have the Spring sale going on if anyone is interested. You get 20% off with code REFRESH. The link will take you to the site.

As for this box it is $24.95 per month and you get a mix of full size and sample items. I am on the month to month plan and with taxes and shipping I pay $27.38 per month. You can sign up for six or twelve months but you do have to pay in one lump sum. The advantage is that the cost is less in general, but also they waive shipping on orders over $100 and even six months is over $100 so that makes it even less. If I decide I want to keep it i will probably end up going with one of the six month or annual plans, but for right now I am just testing the subscription so month to month it is.

Shall we see what this month brought?

As this is a company that tends to focus on skincare it isn’t surprising that there is mostly skincare inside. There is one makeup item in this box though. It is the Jane Iredale Glow Time Blush Stick. Mine is in the shade Balmy. I don’t know if there is only one shade or if shades vary. I tested this on my hand and it looks like it is going to be a nice flattering shade on me. It felt soft and creamy on the hand.

I did blend out the swatch on my hand and it gave a nice light flush to the skin. I tried the Jane Iredale tinted lip balms a while back and absolutely love them It was actually a summer staple one summer and I think it was the only lippie I reached for that summer. They are (I believe) a clean ad vegan brand. I’ll have to do more checking as I look into them but I know their tinted lip balms were fantastic so i am looking forward to trying this out. This blush is a full size and retails for $38 which more than pays for the box.

There is a second full sized item in the box this month it is the Tula Skincare Purifying face cleanser (retail $34). It is a massive 200 mL tube. I remember trying one or maybe two items from Tula and i remember the scent being so strong I couldn’t take it. I have a moisturizer in my skincare drawer from the brand that i keep meaning to try but keep putting off because I worry about the scent.

I do want to try it out and see if it was just the one product from the brand that I didn’t like or if the scent is all over the brand and something I need to just pass on when it shows up in subscriptions. I am glad I received this because putting it with the moisturizer I will feel a stronger impetuous to try it out and make my opinion more concrete with regards to the brand. I know many people love it, so if it turns out I don’t I do know several people I can pass the items to.

The next item in my box kind of made me laugh when i saw it. It is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. It is a travel sized tube and FAB packs their tubes with product so it is all the way full. Here is the reason that I am laughing about seeing it. A while ago I tried this in a full size and it is one of my favorite items from the brand. Because I know I like it and because I know it works with my skin, when I received a travel size of it in another subscription I put it to the side as something to use when I travelled.

As you may know at the moment I realized how many travel and sample sized products I have so I decided to start using them up. This weekend when my moisturizer ran out I pulled a new travel sized moisturizer to use. Want to guess which one? Yup, I decided it had been in my travel kit too long so I might as well use it. So I am currently using my travel size of this Ultra Repair Cream from FAB and now I have a replacement for it. Which I am thrilled about, It is a really good moisturizer to have on hand. Life just sometimes makes me giggle.

While First Aid Beauty is known for packing their samples full of product, in general I find the Caudalie sample sizes feel very light and aren’t always full. It is always disappointing because I always like their products, but they just don’t contain a lot of product. Their full sized ones are completely full, just not their samples. There is a Caudalie sample in this months’ Beauty Fix and yeah it does feel suspiciously light. It is however something I haven’t tried before. It is the Premier Cru The Eye Cream. I have had many tubes of the Vino perfect serum in subscription but never tried the eye cream. I really like Caudalie and am looking forward to trying out however much eye cream is in this tube.

You can tell spring is just around the corner as sunscreen has now started cropping up in subscription boxes. I actually found one of my favorites in a subscription box. (If you get a chance to try out the Coola Sun Silk Drops go for it. Great protection and fabulous feel on the skin. Not an affiliate, just a fan) The sunscreen Sample in this Beauty Fix is the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen. It is SPF 40 which is nice. I have never tried this version of Supergoop before. To be honest it isn’t one of my favorite brands if sunscreen as it always feels a little waxy/greasy to me, but it has been a while since I used Supergoop and I haven’t tried this version so perhaps it will surprise me. Even if it doesn’t it has reminded me that I need to order sunscreen. I knw it is something to wear year round but in the winter I tend to make do with spf infused products if i know I am not going outside for more than an hour. In the summertime our sun laughs at anything under SPF 50. So good reminder if nothing else.

There are two more products and I have to say I am thrilled for both of them The first is the Dr. Zenovia Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide serum. My cousin uses this and she can’t stop raving about it so I am thrilled that I can try a sample of it. Plus you know I love hyaluronic acid.

The final item in the box is the Eve Lom Radiance Repair Retinol Serum. I tried this in another sample and I loved the sample a lot. It went immediately on the to be purchased in the full size list. Then I saw the serums I had in the drawer and couldn’t justify purchasing it until I used up a few more products. So I haven’t purchased it yet. But I am thrilled to have another sample. Plus it has been a while so I can see if it is as fabulous as I remember or if I talked it up in my head once I convinced myself i couldn’t repurchase it right now.

Which can happen, bit I do remember it being pretty fabulous.

And to that is my Beauty Fix for March. Do I consider this box worth keeping for another month? Yes. First, I like to test boxes for at least three months before I decide and this is only month two. Second is that I really enjoyed this box and I loved the February box so there are already two tic marks in the positive column. At the moment I definitely consider this box worth keeping and am happy to see what April brings.

I also need to remember to reorder sunscreen.

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Unboxing the Cohorted Beauty Box for February 2023

I have been curious about this box for a while now so I thought it was time to give it a try. Cohorted is a UK based subscription box so there is an international shipping fee attached. The box cost $51 and the shipping fee is $16 for a total cost to me of $67. This is my first box and it was…interesting. First off, you pay for the box a month in advance. So I signed up January 21st and was charged immediately for February’s box. Then on February 1st I was charged for Marche’s box. I’ll admit I am not entirely thrilled with being charged twice before I get my first box, but as I planned to try this out for at least three months to get a feel for it, the complaint is minor. I will say that I do like their subscription account page. It has a button you can press so that you can skip a month, or certain months. With the cost I could easily see how someone might choose to skip a couple of months. They are good about letting you know the theme o the upcoming month in advance. For example I already know that the March box is a female Founders box and that there will be a Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser in the box. I have no idea if the entire box is Kate Sommerville products, or if they are all products from female founded companies. It will be interesting to find that out.

This box was The Stylist X Cohorted Ready Set Glow box. Here is where it gets interesting. There is a card with the box. t has a QVC Scan code to get to the Cohorted App where there is information about all of the products. I am okay with that actually as I like the on-line booklet. The info however is part of the CULT magazine. And while it does give you many fabulous articles, finding information about the box isn’t the easiest as it is set up like a magazine page and less like a booklet for a subscription box. According to the info there were supposed to be fourteen items in this box. I have no idea how many items are usually in this box as it seems to vary. I received ten items. I didn’t think this subscription had variations so I was a bit confused. Also some of the items I received in my box weren’t listed as items on the site. Needless to say, I have put in an e-mail to customer service and hope for clarification when they get back to me. I’ll keep you posted on that.

For now, we are just going to see what actually came in this month’s box. We will start with the item that was the sneak peek for the February box. It is the Pixi Skin Treats Overnight Glow Serum (retail $24). It is an exfoliating Gel you wear over night, hence the name. I have seen this a couple of times as I passed it in the store and was planning to pick it up and test it out so I am thrilled it was in the box. I am currently testing out an exfoliating toner so I want to wait for that for a little while. A girl can have too much exfoliation. So I’ll finish one before i try the other.

There is a second exfoliator in the box as well this month. It is the Nip + Fab Exfoliate Fix Scrub Triple Action Face Scrub.(retail $17.90). It has Glycolic acid in it and I think there is a physical exfoliating element to it as well so it is a little different from the Pixi (which is 10% glycolic acid). I am leaving it sealed until ready to use so that will be a later surprise. I’ll never be upset about an exfoliator and this is one I haven’t tried. I’ve seen the brand before but I haven’t tried anything from them either so it will be a new product, new brand for me. which is sort of the point of getting a subscription box from a different country, trying products you might not normally stumble across. It is a glow themed box so both products make sense with the box. It is slightly strange to have two exfoliators in the box.

Keeping on the Glow theme, there are two full sized items from OFRA in this box. One is an All of the Lights highlighter (retail $35). I have this in and it is a fantastic product. Well, all of OFRA’s highlighters are fantastic. In the one I have the pink and bronze are worn down because those are the shades I use the most, the others less so. But I am more than happy to have a replacement for the well loved version I own. Mine is also still in the old packaging which tells you it is old enough that I really should think of decluttering it. I was just reluctant to let it go. Now I have a replacement and I can.

The second OFRA product is a shimmer body lotion called Dew the Dew in Moonstone (retail $39). I will admit, shimmer body lotion is not really my thing. I tried it on my hand though and the skimmer is minimal. There are still some sparkly bits but it is far more subtle than I anticipated. It is something I can wear without feeling like I have gone too over the top. And I have to admit the scent is divine. It has an almost peachy scent to it that I really like. It smells luxurious and we will now just have to see how it performs.

The last full sized item in the box is the West Barn Co Soap Brows. (retail $18). I find this in interesting product. I’m not entirely certain how to use it so an investigation will be launched and we shall see what it does and how it works. I received a brow gel product from West Barn Co. in an advent calendar and have not tried that out yet. When my bangs get long I tend to forget brow products in general. Although with my bangs long it might be a good time to try out some new brow products. Either way this looks like it could be something fun to play around with.

In this box there were three L’Occitane products, two 30 ml sized hand creams and a sample sized serum. The first hand cream I know well it is the L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream with 20% Shea Butter30 ml (retail $12.50). This hand cream was a life saver when I first started using hand sanitizer like crazy. My hand became sandpaper dry and cracked and this was the hand cream I dove into. It is non-greasy and it was fantastic on overly dried skin. It is extremely hydrating.

The second Hand Cream is the L’Occitane Delicious Hands Amande 30 ml (retail $12.50). I had not tried this before but I do love the scent of almonds. I did open it and it is a very light hand cream with a delicate almond scent. It absorbed quickly and I am happy to have it. Here is the thing, two hand creams is a bit much for one subscription box. Especially as there is already the OFRA cream. I am willing to admit that it is a shimmer cream and put it into a different category. On the website though only the Delicious Hands cream is listed, the Dry Skin Hand Cream is not so I believe this might have been a mistake of some sort.

The L’Occitane serum is the Immortelle Reset. (5 mL sample so no retail value) The Full sized version retails for $65 but is currently on sale for $52 on the Look Fantastic Website if you are interested. It claims that results can be seen after only one night. As I might be able to get three to four nights out of this serum, I can at least test that theory. The bottle looks familiar, but i can’t say that I remember trying the serum before. In all fairness it does look like something I would see and think “Oh pretty” but I can’t remember the product so I might have just passed it by.

I did try out a sample of an item from the bareMinerals Skinlongevity line and really loved it. So I am happy to have a second one to try. This is the bareMinerals Long life Herb serum. This is an 8 mL sample and the full sized retails for $65. I really like bareMinerals and am happy to try out more of their skincare. For the most part I know them for their makeup so it is nice to see something else.

And finally the last sample in the box is the Laura Mercier Pure canvas primer. The full sized retails for $47. This is a hydrating primer. While I love primers, the hydrating ones aren’t usually the ones I go for. Mostly, I use my Empryolisse lait creme as a pre makeup burst of hydration so I can use a pore filling primer, but I am always happy to try out a new to me primer. At the moment I have several sample sized primers I have been meaning to try out so I should probably start shifting them to the front to use and see if full sizes need to be purchased. But I do like the Laura Mercier products I have tried and will happily try out the primer.

Without trying to figure out the value of the three samples sized products (Immortelle Reset by L’Occitane, Bareminerals Long Life Herb Serum, and Laura Mercier Primer), the retail value of this box comes to $159.90. So it was definitely worth the value. More importantly i will use every single item in the box. Knowing that makes me more comfortable continuing the trial. To be honest, I really do like this box. I find some of their choices a little strange. I can see where everything leaned into the glow theme. Although to be honest the themes of the box are less important than the usability of the products within. The only thing that really threw me was the number of products differing from the list, and receiving some items that weren’t on the list while I didn’t get some of the items that were listed.

As I said towards the top I did send my questions to their customer service and will hopefully get an answer soon. Perhaps I misread something. It is always possible. I have been wrong many times before. This might be one of those times. However it turns out, I did enjoy this box and look forward to using the items. I am also excited to see what the March box brings. Hopefully I will et an e-mail response well before I get my March Beauty Box from Cohorted. I’ll post an update when I know something, if not before, then with my March Review. So stay tuned my darlings.

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Unboxing the February 2023 Dermstore Beauty Fix

Dermstore is one of the places I routinely shop for skincare they have a really good selection and they are really good about rotating in sales so I can usually find good deals on what I want. I have seen this Beauty Fix Subscription box offered for quite a while. It has always intrigued me but I also always thought that I had enough subscription boxes at the time and I would come back to it later.

This year I am shaking up my subscription game. I am letting some of my long time subscriptions expire to see how much (if at all) I miss them and if it is actually time to let them go or if I want to get them back. For several I had an annual subscription i am letting wind down. While i felt it was a good time to do a major reevaluation,. I thought it would also be a great time to give some new subscriptions a try and this one immediately popped to the top of my list.

The details: if you go month to month it is a $24.95 beauty box. There is also $7.00 for shipping. If you sign up for a six month subscription it is $22.95, and for an annual one it is $21.95. For the longer subscriptions you have to pay in one lump sum instead of per month. The benefit of this is that even the six month subscription is over $100 for the six months and if you spend more than $100 at a time on Dermstore then they waive the shipping (at least that is what they are doing now.). So the subscription is less because of that. At this point I am trying out the subscription as a test un so I am just going month to month so with shipping i paid around $32.

So let’s look at what was inside my first box. We will start with the fur All Body Wash. It is a full 8 oz size and oddly enough retails for $32 which makes it the cost of the box. Which I find kind of fun. I know that fur is a clean beauty brand. I have seen it around for a while now and I haven’t gotten a chance to try anything from them. so for me this is a win. Because there is no scent description on the label I opened it up to see and there is no scent to the body wash which means it can be used by pretty much everyone. I already know that if it does a good job washing then my babydoll will be claiming this one. He likes his scents, but he also really likes having an unscented body wash around for when he has to deal with the public. Most of the time he works alone, but occasionally there are people and he hs found it better if those days he smells like nothing. So I suspect after my trial it will shft shelf space to his side of the shelf. But i am glad I will get to try it.

Isn’t this a nice start?

The second item out of the box was the Babor Ampule Concentrate Perfect Glow( retail $39.95). This is a set of seven ampules and I believe it is a full sized item. I am going to have to read up on it before I use it but I believe it is like a serum. I used the hydration ampules from Babor before and that was how they were used so i suspect they are too. The ones I tried were fantastically hydrating so I look forward to giving this a go.

Next up is a Slip pure Silk Skinny scrunchie. I could only find them for sale as packs of two and this is a single but the two packs are $16 so this would have a retail of $8. I love these skinny scrunchies and I love the silk as a material for them. The silk doesn’t tangle in my hair and the skinny ones are perfect for work outs. I generally stock up in the spring and wear them all summer. They go in the wash with everything else because after a workout they need to be washed. I know I am really hard on these, but I generally get a four pack each spring and just sort of kill them with use. They are fantastic. They do last longer if you don’t beat them up with workouts and the washer but I am okay with buying four and just using them over the year. They do last the whole year. This one is a bit fancier than my usual ones. It has sparkles so it might not be designated for the walking cycle but I am sure I will get a lot of use out of it.

The rest of the items are not full sized, but they are items I am pleased to have. The first it the Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment from Sunday Riley. I love this formula. I know not a surprise I think most people do. i have used this in a full size, I have used this in many, many sample sized and I will always be happy no matter what size it comes to me in. It makes my skin look amazing. So I will happily use the sample.

I am also happy to have the Vichy Liftactiv B3 Serum. It is for dark spots and wrinkles. I have wanted to try this but not gotten around to it. I will happily give the sample size a try and see if i want to pick up the full version. For me that is one of the best reasons to pick up samples. Especially with skin care. Even if you don’t see massive results with the sample size because you dont have enough product to show results, it will give you an idea of the product and how it works on your skin. I have tried some samples where I knew I wanted the full sized right away and I have tried samples where I knew that even if it gave fabulous results I would talk myself out of using it because of scent or texture. So I find it better to try the samples.

The next sample sized item I am looking forward to trying out is the SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E Antioxidant Night Concentrate. It is a very pricy serum that I really wouldn’t buy without trying first. Whether I will buy later has yet to be determined. but we shall see. I have tried a few items from Skinceuticals and while they are expensive every item I have tried has been absolutely fantastic. So I am looking forward to seeing what this night concentrate can do.

I know absolutely nothing about the brand Beauty Stat. They sound familiar so i may have picked up something form them before but if I have I can’t remember it. The name does sound familiar though This is the Beauty Stat Universal Pro Bio Moisture Boost Cream. It is supposed to be for all skin types. I always find that a little suspect, but I am willing to give it a try. I am always looking for a good moisturizer and I will happily try this one. Even if I am suspicious of the for all skin types line. We shall see Beautystat, we shall see.

And finally, there is a 1 ounce tube of Olaplex No.3 I believe it is a pre shampoo hair mask. I have never tried anything from Olaplex. I have heard people who adore it and I have heard people say they can’t stand it. Since all of the bottles of Olaplex that I have seen seemed really large and the opinions so polar opposite, I really wanted to try out a sample before I committed to a full size. And to be honest that is one of the reasons I decided to try this month’s Beauty Fix. I really wanted to try the Olaplex for myself. And this seemed about perfect timing.

So this was my first Dermstore Beauty Fix box. I am really happy with it to be honest. The first item paid for the box and the second item doubled the value. I didn’t try to figure out the value of the samples. Since the Skin Ceuticals Night Concentrate is $110 full size I’m sure even this small sample I have is costly. But for me with samples it is less about figuring out that actual cost of the product in the samples and more about having samples that i know I am going to use or that i want to try out. while i don’t know enough about Beauty Stat to say much about them I am very excited to try out the other samples so for me they are worth it. with the two full sized items and the scrunchie i feel that I certainly got my money’s worth and am happy to continue receiving this box for a while to find out if I got lucky with the first box or if it is a subscription i will want to keep for a long time. February however was a good Beauty Fix box.

Unboxing the IPSY Glam Bag X for November 2022

That’s right folks the big purple box from IPSY has arrived. This Glam Bag X is a quarterly upgrade to the IPSY Glam Bag Plus subscription. Inside you find eight full sized items. I believe it is officially listed at $60 for the box. With all of the taxes and shipping charges it ends up costing me $65.84 each month. For a while there every time I checked my e-mail there was some sort of increase so I am not entirely sure what it is officially listed for on the site and what is actually taxes, but that is my charge.

While recently IPSY and Boxycharm have had some issues with repeat items for me, there was only one repeat item in this box. I’m sure some of the items were featured in other boxes, but I never received them so getting them now doesn’t bother me. And truthfully the one repeat item I received I don’t mind getting because I know I’ll use.

So let’s start with that. It is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Translucent setting powder. It is a nice setting powder and one that I will definitely use. The ABH Powder is really good actually. However I use so little each time that the container lasts a really long time because it is so large. I will either keep it and know I will eventually get to use it, or pass it on to someone I knw will absolutely love it. Either way repeat or not, I am thrilled to have it.

The second item in my box is an interesting one. It is the FARAH Retreat Set. It is a set of three skincare brushes. They feel nice and look nice. I am happy to have them as my silicon masking brush has seen better days and is in need of a replacement. Two of the brushes I know how to use. The third I’m guessing you use in a similar fashion to a jade roller. The learn more about it section had this to say about the set…

“Use these tools to apply your favorite clay masks mess free, do a lymphatic drainage massage, cleanse your skin, and soothe tired under-eyes. Just be sure to wash them between each use.”

The paper insert where things are broken down had nothing more to add, nor did the Farah website and there was absolutely nothing that came with the set. No paper instructions or description of the tools. Nothing. Which means on the lymphatic draining tool I am flying blind. Since it isn’t a standard masking tool item, at least not that I’ve had before some instructions would have been nice. I’m going to play around with it like I would a jade roller, but some thought would have been nice. I actually really like the set but I do like instructions for things I have never seen r used before.

The third item I am sure has featured in a box before, either here or on Boxy, but I have never received it and am thrilled to have it now. It is the Herbivore Pink Cloud Moisturizer. I have heard such fantastic things about this that I am really looking forward to trying it out. The jar is glass, pink as one would expect. It feels nice and luxe in the hand. I know that isn’t important but as it is skin care I am not opening it until I am ready to use it so outside packaging is all I have to go on.

I am also excited to try out the Byroe Rose Tea Eye Cream. Byroe is an interesting brand for me. I absolutely adore their Bitter Greens Toning Essence. while the other items I’ve tried from the brand have all been good, none of them have reached that level of fantastic-ness for me. They are still good though. which means that I am pretty sure that even if this eye cream isn’t as super fantastic as the Bitter Greens it will probably still be really good. Ans as I am still working on an eye cream that is similar in price but only so-so in results it will be nice to compare the two so close together. But still, until I use it, this eye cream is staying sealed.

The last skincare item in the box this month was one I chose. It was the Beauty Bio Bright Eyes Depuffing eye Gels. I love under eye masks and can always use more in my collection. None last long. I remember trying something out from Beauty Bio but I can’t remember what. I do have a positive mental recollection though so hopefully these will do well for me. Either way, under eye masks are always a win for me.

The next item in my box this month is the Stila One Step Correct color correcting primer. You know I love primer. It is why my collection is a bit shameful. I also really like Stila products. I loved their souffle primer and in fact just decluttered a very old and almost completely empty jar of that a few weeks back (it was kept for looks I could no longer wear it but the jar was lovely)I have seen this product and I always thought it was interesting, but I never tried it. I am kind of looking forward to seeing how it performs.

The next item is not a new release wither. It is the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette. It smells like peach and has some interesting looking shades. It has been a while since I have used any Too Faced Shadows. I like the look of them and am happy to give the palette a go. I will say though it doesn’t really seem like a November palette though. There are light pinks and purples in it and it seems like a spring or summer mix from first glance. I would have thought they’d lean more into the fall shades. But I am pleased to give it a try,.

And finally this month, I received a perfume. The Pinrose Secret Genius Perfume to be exact. While always dicey picking out a perfume from a description, from the description I decided that it would either be something I enjoyed or something I could give to my mother. while I haven’t tried it yet, I will spray once. If the scent is something I like then i will give it a go. If the scent isn’t something I like then i will pas it on. with sample sizes I don’t mind using the sample for a week even if it isn’t my favorite because sometimes it will grow on me. Plus it uses most of the sample up. With the full size, if I don’t think it is for me then i like to pass it on without really using it. So time will tell.

Over all I was really please with my IPSY Glam Bag X this month. For me at least it was a really good selection of products that I am excited to see. Fir a while now there has been little excitement. And in fact I was skipping the months between the Glam Bag X months. I will be going back to reviewing them in December though. This month they sent out an e-mail where you could sign up for something called Beauty Boost. For an extra $15 you get one additional item in your box that is guaranteed to be worth more than $40. I did sign up because I am curious to see if this is indeed going to be a good thing or if they are trying to use this as a way to eliminate extra stock. It has the potential to be a good thing. It also has the potential to be a complete waste. Which one it will be has yet to be determined. Either way, I’ll let you know how it all plays out in next month’s box.

Unboxing the Look Fantastic Beauty Box for November 2022

This month’s Look Fantastic Box has the theme of Party Prep. Usually i don’t pay too much attention to the themes but this month it seems to relate. This Box is $19 a month if you are on a month to month plan, I get it for less with an annual subscription. So I pay $16 per month ($17.59 when all is said and done) and while some boxes are better than others, I have always felt the box is worth what I pay.

The first item out of the box this month was hard to photograph because it is metallic and just reflects light like crazy. It is the Color Wow Dream Coat in a travel size. It is a product i really enjoy using to smooth down my hair and make it glossy without flyaways. I will say though that i have thick hair and I spray very little. If you have fine or thin hair, it can weigh down your hair if you use too much so go cautiously. Because my hair is so thick it works fantastically well for me. I love that it is travel sized too because I tend to use this sot of thing when i am traveling more than I do at home.

I think that might be because I travel for holidays though. And holidays have lots of events. regardless, the travel size is fabulous.

The next item in my box, I can’t say i am all that excited by. In fact i will probably pass it along to someone else. It is the Bondi Sands Pure Sleep Tanning Mask. My skin picks up the sun well. Occasionally I will use a tanning product on my legs so they match the rest of my body but there is no point in me using a tanning product on my face. I simply don’t need it. I do like Bondi Sands though and when i use tanning products on my legs, they are the brand I go for. So good brand, just not something for me.

The third item in the box is a primer. And you know how much I love primers. This one is from Avant. I am not entirely sure how i feel about Avant to be honest. Their products are usually really nice but usually very over priced. And I never see them anywhere but in subscription boxes. Don’t get me wrong their lip balm was fantastic and I really enjoyed their moisturizer. I am also really looking forward to trying out the Avant Pro Perfecting Collagen Touch eclat Primer that is in this box. I am just not sure how i feel about the brand in general. I am pleased to have this in my box though. Especially since it is a makeup item and I have never tried anything but their skincare.

Next up we have a six pan Mini Reloaded Velvet Rose eyeshadow palette from Makeup Revolution. I really like the browns and golds in the palette and looking at it I can see several looks that would be quick and easy to create with it. (I opened the lid so the plastic wouldn’t glare). I also think this small palette would be good for travel as well so I am very happy to see it,.

The final two items in the box this month are tools. The first is an eyeshadow brush. There were options this month. I received the Luvia Cream Shader brush. I have used brushes from this brand before and find them quite nice. Plus I can always use another shader brush It is the final item that I am really happy to have in my box this month.

It sounds silly but I use (and tend to lose) these clips a lot. These are the Brushworks No Crease hair Clips. While I haven’t tried the Brushworks versions I have these creaseless style hair clips from about four other brands floating around my house. They are amazing for pulling back my bangs while I am doing my makeup. They are also an item that no matter how many times I purchase them, they always seem to disappear. I really like them and am thrilled to welcome two more into my collection.

And so that was my Look Fantastic Box for November 2022. Pretty much everything goes along with the theme of party prep, but to be honest it is less about the theme and more about the fact that besides the facial tanning mask every other item is one that I will definitely use. For me that is way more important than the actual theme. For me this was a great box this month. Was it worth the cost i paid for it? Definitely. Well done Look Fantastic.

Unboxing the BoxyCharm Premium for November 2022

My Boxycharm Premium for November 2022 just arrived and I have to say this was a bit of a strange one. The day before I received my tracking e-mail I received another e-mail stating that the Kate Somerville Moisturizer i chose would be sent separately and that an additional product would be in my box to make up for it. My guess is that either there were supply chain issues or the wrong box was packed and sent. However when it arrived there were the usual six items and I received a tracking e-mail that the moisturizer was on it’s way separately.

For those that are unfamiliar with the Boxycharm Premium Category, this is a subscription that includes six full sized items each month, two of which you get to choose during choice and while I believe it is advertised as $39.99 once all of the taxes and fees are paid I am charged $46.07 each month for this subscription.

Shall we see what was in this month’s box?

The first item I received it, I believe the makeup item for the missing moisturizer. It too is a Kate Somerville product and it is the EradiKate Daily Foaming Cleanser. (retail $44). Oddly enough I do have a sample of this cleanser in my foil packet collection at the moment. I think it came from a Sephora purchase. Some acne cleansers I can use and some I can’t. I will be trying out the sample and if it works well with my skin then i will keep this for times when i break out (and as we are heading into the season of richer foods, that won’t be long) If the sample dries out my skin too much i will send it along to someone who might make better use for it. It is a good sized tube though.

The second item which I did choose was the Iconic London Precision Duo Contour pot (retail $29). I chose this mostly because I didn’t want the other option. I can’t remember why. I just remember choice wasn’t that exciting. I am actually interested in this though. One of the contour pans is a powder and the other is a cream. The powder looks to be the right color for me. I’m not s sure about the cream but i am more than willing to give it a try. And I do like the little round pot. I think it looks kind of cute.

Next up we have a set of two lip liners from Saint Luxe (retail $30). I like lipliners and i am glad they came in a set of two. When i swatched them though one was a bit on the pink side and the other was really brown. They feel pretty smooth and creamy though. I might be able to use them to help alter lip products whose color needs a little help, but honestly neither color is that appealing to me. I also suspect that once i put them away I will end up looking at the brown lip liner and think it is an eyeliner. It is just a brown eyeliner sort of shade. I just find the shades to be an odd choice for a duo and while I am interested in testing out the formula I am not certain how much use i will actually get out of them.

Next up we have an item I am actually really excited by It is the Wander Beauty Wanderess Escape palette. (retail $42). The last Wander Beauty palette I had I used a lot and then a shadow broke (because I dropped the palette and it landed badly). I continued to use it until it was just unusable. I love that it has the bronzes and browns and golds. I also love that pink shimmer and that pop of blue. I am looking forward to giving this palette a go.

I am not exactly that excited by the Complex Culture Executive Level mascara (retail $28). Complex Culture is a sister brand to IPSY. And I have received many items from the brand. The packaging is always beautiful but the products tend to be so so. They are never bad. But they are also never good either. They are mostly forgettable. They tend to be the kind of product you use while it is there and then let it go without another thought. I’m sure this mascara will be fine as well. All their products are. Who knows, maybe this one will surprise me and it will be really great. We shall see.

The last item in my box this month is the Skin Inc Sculpt Lift Bar. (retail $125). It is one of those battery operated face sculpting tools. I think this makes the fifth one I’ve had in a subscription box this year. the shape of the end is a little different in each one and I have to say this curved end does look like it will be more comfortable than the bar ended one I have and might even be as comfortable as the rounded quartz ended one I have. Will it work? Yes. Will it be a good tool to sculpt the face like a battery operated gua sha? Yes. Am I somewhat annoyed that its $125 value makes up the bulk of the perceived value of this box especially when Boxy Charm sent me two nearly identical tools already this year? You betcha.

I know these tools are nice and I have one that I do like and use. I have also passed on four others. The people I passed them to like and use them. I just don’t need another one. I also think it is over priced and, while in general it does annoy me when things are over priced, it bothers me more knowing that this is the item they are going to use to inflate the value of the box when they say that for your subscription price you receive this mush worth of product.

And so i am not adding up the monetary value of the items in the box. I have listed the prices above for each item so if you want to add them up feel free. I will not do so in protest for this tool.

Having said that, I really like the eyeshadow palette. The palette is very much a daily wear set of colors for me. I am looking forward to trying out the bronzer/contour as well. I may be able to use the cleanser, or I may pass it on. I may love the mascara but I suspect I won’t. I know the lip liner colors aren’t for me but at least I get to try out a new formula. There is a little bit of excitement over the two items I like but i have to be honest for me, this month Boxycharm fell a little flat.

Unboxing the Beekman 1802 Quarterly Beauty Box Winter 2022

This Beekman 1802 Subscription box has to be one of the most beautiful subscription boxes I have ever unboxed. It actually feels more like a gift set than a subscription box. It is $65 per quarter. It is a brand box so all of the products are from the brand Beekman 1802. I signed up for this box because I wanted to try a range of their products. I heard really good things about them and thought that this would be a good way to try them out.

This is the second box I have had from them My First box was in August so I think it was the Autumn box and this is the Winter Box. The next box is in February. While I loved the first box and enjoyed using all of the items in it actually, I am not sure how long I will be keeping the box. I really enjoy it but I do get skincare from other subscription boxes as well, So I am not certain about getting this every quarter. I have found some products that I definitely want to reorder so I may just order those and occasionally try something new from the brand while I work on reducing my skin care supply.

Of course I say this and then might just end up keeping the subscription. We shall see.

Before any decisions can be made, let’s take a look at the box. I have to just show that as it is so neatly packed. This month there were five items in the box. Last month there were six items and an additional sized sample of their Bloom Cream Moisturizer.

I couldn’t find anywhere on their site where they said how many products were supposed to be in the box each month. I don’t think they have a set number actually. I also don;t think they have a set theme although last month did feature a lot of body/bath products where this one seems to be more facial skincare oriented.

The first item in the box is a bar of the Beekman 1802 soap. This one is the Ceramide soap. It is a big hunk-a-chunka soap. It is a goat milk soap and like the one they sent last quarter it has no scent to it. I actually don’t mind that they sent a second soap as the one that has been in the shower since this subscription arrived in August is now a sliver. It will not last the week. And this one will just go right in to replace it. I like the soaps and am happy to have another one. I like that they send unscented soaps but i have to admit most of their scented soaps call my name. I can see why they send unscented ones though, It makes sense for a subscription box with no variations (everyone gets the same box). I don’t know if they include a bar of soap every quarter but i can tell you that the soap will last from one box to the next. And my babydoll has sensitive skin so he will be happy to see the new bar arrive.

The second Item is the other body item and it is their Ceramide Goat Milk Body Cream. I don’t get too excited about body creams in subscription boxes. I use them, but i don’t find them all that exciting. I have several i am working my way through at the moment. However i like that this is the Ceramide body cream to pair with the soap. i also have never tried any of their body lotion. It is sealed and no scent can get past the seal, but I suspect it is unscented as well. While not terribly exciting, I am looking forward to trying out their formula. Mostly because they have several scents that i would like to try out. So I want to see if i like goat’s milk lotion before purchasing them. I also want to see if it works with my babydoll’s skin. The winter is the only time I can actually get him to use lotion of any kind, so I like to have products that he can use without issue on hand.

And testing out the products form the brand is also the point of me getting this box.

And now we move into products I find more exciting. Facial skincare. I know I love skincare. I just do. And I love trying out new products. I am currently really likening the Collagen Boost Serum (it is in my weekly line up this week if you want more details) so I have high hopes for more facial products. There is a Booster in this month’s box as well. It is the new Blotting Booster. It was released in either September or October I believe. Or at least that is when I saw the e-mail announcement. In truth September and October sort of blurred together for me this year. However I do remember seeing this was a new release and thinking I wanted to try it. I love that they have new release items in the subscription box and it isn’t about getting rid of older product. I am also really glad I get the chance to try this serum since it was on my list of products to try.

Also it is just a really nice looking bottle. I know that shouldn’t matter but all of their boosters just look so aesthetically appealing.

The next item up is another one I wanted to try. It is the Milk Wash. It is an Exfoliating Jelly Cleanser. I am really curious about the consistency of this product. And you know I love a good exfoliation. If it is mixed in with a cleanser I am hoping that it is gentle enough to use daily. I found this packaging interesting. For some reason inside the box, the Milk Wash bottle came in a canvas bag.

The only thing I can think is that the bag was there to protect the pump in transit without adding a lot of extra packaging. At least that is my theory anyway. I thought it a little strange since nothing else was packaged that way but I have no complaints, I think it is actually quite nice.

And then we have the final product. And I have to say my darlings this is the one I am very excited about. Can you guess what it is? Oh yes, it is a face mask. It is the Milk Glaze Deep pore purging Lactic Acid Clay mask to be precise. And you know how much I love masks. Especially clay masks. And so I will be testing it out. Hopefully this Friday if nothing happens.

For the past few weeks anytime I have gotten ready for Face Mask Friday something happens to derail it. And then i skip my masks. I don’t like skipping my masks and so hopefully this Friday, Face mask Friday can resume. And I’ll get to try this one. Or I’ll at last get to put it oin before something happens to derail me and then I can spook the neighbors with my clay face.

I know, I shouldn’t enjoy doing that as much as I actually do.

But that my darlings is the Winter Box from Beekman 1802 for 2022. I really like the selection of items and really find the box worth it. If I didn’t have so much skincare I need to work through it would be a no brainer to keep this subscription. And truthfully at the moment I am considering keeping the box because I am enjoying it. It is just one of those subscriptions that is so beautiful to open. It really is like getting a present. And yes I know it is a present that I gave myself, but with the frustrations of many subscriptions this year it is nice to have one that ships on time, delivers on time and is a true joy to unpack. Is it worth the price? Yes, it very much is. And even if I do have to cancel the subscription before next quarter I strongly suspect that I will be returning to the Beekman 1802 Subscription Box..

Unboxing the Look Fantastic Box for October 2022

And so we wind up the October subscription Boxes with the Look Fantastic Box. It is a $19 per month subscription box although if you sign up for a longer subscription you can get the box for less. I have an annual membership (but still pay monthly) so my box is $16. While some months are better than others I have never regretted the annual membership and I have always found that the box exceeds my $16 cost.

This month has been interesting with Look Fantastic. When they released their advent calendar i swooped in and ordered it right away. I think that they started sending them out because I keep getting e-mails saying mine is delayed due to shipping. Since I thought the Advent calendars wouldn’t ship until November I wasn’t looking for it and at first thought my subscription box was delayed. But it is the Advent Calendar. I do hope it comes soon because I want to share it with you so that if you are looking into getting it yourself you can see it before you decide. But we shall see.

In addition to boxes and advent calendars Look Fantastic has an on-line store. They have deals going pretty much every month. Currently they have 50% off Christophe Robin products. It is one of my favorite hair care brands so I thought I’d share that with you. It is well worth signing up for e-mail announcements so you can stock up on some favorites for less.

But now it is time to jump into the box. The first item I smelled before i opened the box. It was actually the spoiler for this month and until I smelled it I forgot all about it. This month you could either get the Rituals of Sakura candle or room spray in your box. I received the candle. The candle is adorably cute and comes in a frosted glass candle holder. I don’t know why I find this size candle so adorable but I do. The scent is fantastic. I had the body wash from this Rituals line and adored it. This candle scent is exactly the same. As it gets colder and winter really settles in I know i will enjoy this spring time scent as a reminder of warmer weather to return. especially as it is supposed to be a brutal winter this year. Even without that it smells fantastic.

The second Item in my box is a deluxe travel size of the Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial Night Cream. It is a 20mL size so I should be able to get several uses out of it. My skin has always done well with Korres products actually. I am picky about my rose scented products but Korres always keeps their scents kind of mild so it should be fine. I can’t smell anything through the metal seal. At the moment I will be leaving the seal on, however I am almost finished with my current skincare trials so I might rotate this in as a night mask once i write up that review.

Next in the box we have something from Paradoxx. I am happy to see that it is a different product from the one I seemed to have received in every other subscription box. I ended up with three or four different sized containers of the same deep conditioning hir mask from Paradoxx. while I love that hair mask, it will be nice to try something different from the brand. This is the Moisture Conditioner. It is, well, a conditioner. It is 50mL so I should be able to get a feel for the product with several washes. I don’t like that it is just the conditioner. I like to try paired shampoo and conditioners. I’m sure at some point I will have a lone shampoo i can try it with. At the moment I have used up all of my single shampoos. I went on a testing rampage with samples of hair care products in September so there are few remaining in my collection.

There is one makeup item in this month’s Box and it is a highlighter in a magnetic pan from Luvia Cosmetics. I know Luvia is a clean and vegan brand and I believe i have tried something from the brand before, although what that is currently escapes me. I am always happy to test out new to me brands though and i love that the pan can easily slip into a magnetic palette.

There was a variation in the next product. This month you could either receive a makeup brush cleanser or a makeup sponge cleanser, both from ISOClean. I received the makeup sponge cleanser which I am really happy with.

Before I left I cleaned all of my makeup brushes but forgot about the makeup sponges so when I traveled I just packed a new one and when I got back I had a new one from Shop Miss A come in that I wanted to test out, so I just started using that. So I have to sadly admit to a bag of very dirty makeup sponges that need to be washed. That may be tonight’s post dinner activity. So at least i will get to put the cleanser to the test very quickly.

And finally this month’s box came with a two pack of the Magnitone Wipeout Swipes. I love these things. I have a bunch of them and have been using some of them for over a year to take the place of disposable cotton rounds. This far they have washed up well and none have reached the point where they can’t be used. When I wash them I have a net bag. I just put them in the net bag, close it and toss it in the wash. After i spread them out to air dry rather than put them through the tumble dryer, but they have really lasted and I am very happy to have two new ones to add to the collection.

This month the October Box did come with a pamphlet. while everything was listed and there is a QVC code with each in case you want to order the full size, other than the name and value of the size received in the box there is no real information about any of the products. There is a two page spread on applying highlighter and then a short article about the benefits of scents in the home with a short rose oil ingredients break down. All of which is nice, but I would prefer if there was just a little bit more information on the actual products themselves. There is a sneak peek for the November box which is the most exciting thing in the pamphlet actually.

Next month’s box will have wither an Avant Pro Perfecting Collagen Touch Eclat Primer or a Colour Wow Dream Coat Spray. While I tend to think Avant is a bit over priced, I really do like their products and wouldn’t mind trying out their primer. I have used the dream coat before and in fact keep a bottle handy. It is fantastic for making your hair look shiny and glossy without weighing it down. Personally i wouldn’t mind either option and I am thrilled that one or the other will be arriving In the November Box.

And so my darlings this has been the October box. I believe this is my last subscription box for October and quite honestly I am happy to end on a high note. Tonight i will give the Iso Clean a try, I will probably light the candle to see how far the scent travels if nothing else and I will add the Magnitone wipes to my collection of reusable makeup wipes. the other three products will have to wait for their first trial but they will be used. As always I ask myself if I find this subscription box worth keeping. And with Look Fantastic I always say yes. This month it is a definite yes. Every item inside is one that I will use. For me, that makes this Look Fantastic box well worth the cost.