Fab, Fit, Fun : Summer Box 2018

Fab Fit Fun is a quarterly subscription that highlights some great products from each season. The box is $49.99 each quarter and you can usually get your first box at a really discounted rate if you follow just about any celebrity these days! I mean that’s ultimately why I finally took the chance and subscripted was because I got the box 40% off with a special offer code.

Fab Fit Fun offers the option of periodic payments for the year or to make a one time purchase for the 4 boxes in a year, this is called the Select Membership. By being in select it allows you to also choose some if not all of the items that are up for grabs in that quarters box. If you are a periodic payment membership you only get to choose a couple of the items the rest are a surprise. The Select membership also doesn’t include the Editor’s boxes that come out with each quarter as well as the editors favorites from that season!

The boxes are said to have at least $200 worth of product. There is also the option for add on items that are active prior to select member shipping dates. The add on’s are usually additional discounted products offered through Fab Fit Fun that are additional charges on top of the box charge.

So like I said in first Fab, Fit, Fun box I had subscribed to get the summer box and I also participated in their add on feature. We are now going to take a look at all the goodies that came in my summer box!

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Whish; Shave Cream; Pomegranate           Retail Price $16

So I thought I would start out with the add on I purchased for the summer box. This was on sale for $5 additional on top of the cost of the box which wasn’t bad in my opinion. I really wanted to get a new shave cream as well because it’s been some time since I have found on I like. This one not only smells great but a small amount goes a long way! I have been loving using this!

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Wildlife Conservation Society Straw

This was some what of an odd item to get in the box but none the less it was an item we received. This is a straw made from recycle material but that’s all I really know about it. When I went to look back at the website to link this item it came up with an error so I don’t know much more about this item.

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Foreo Luna! fofo; Shade- Mint   Retail Price $89

This was one of the big items in the box this month. I have gotten a mini version of this in the past and I like it but there was no way to charge the small one. This one however is much bigger in size and comes with easy access to the batteries so that you can keep using this. This is a nice facial massager and helps with getting a deeper clean. It also has timed vibration so that as you are moving around your face you have the small pause reminder to let you know it’s time to move to a different area of your face. I really like the color of this as well. In the photo it look more like a blue teal but it’s more of a minty green color. I have used it a couple of times and it works nicely to get my skin clean. I’m not a huge fan of the small plastic nubbins, I usually prefer a brush like my Clarisonic has but this one is fun to use.

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Erth TU Y YO Ring             Retail Price $55

This is a 14K gold plated ring with two freshwater pearls. I was super excited to get this ring because I really love pearls (being a June baby) and it has a more modern twist on such classic features. However when I went to try this on it didn’t fit! I was so sad because I was so looking forward to wearing this during the summer. When I do wear it as a knuckle ring it looks ok but slightly odd. I think I just need to give it a go and see how I like wearing it through out the day. Other than that it’s a very nice piece of jewelry.

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Elemis; Papaya Enzyme Peel                Retail Price $ 45

I always enjoy getting skin care to try out! Especially more expensive brands that I normally wouldn’t try for myself. This product smells amazing! I have only used it a couple of times but I really enjoy how soft my skin feels when I wipe it off. And though it is labeled as a peel it doesn’t really act as a peel in my opinion. It has a nice soft exfoliating feel to it that I really enjoy!

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Minor History Postscript Wallet              Retail Price $20

I absolutely love this! I have always needed something like this but never actually taken the time to buy one. This is so nice for a night out or like a concert where you want to just bring the bare essentials with you but don’t want to lug your whole purse or even your big wallet. I love that this is pretty neutral colors and can fit my ID, credit cards and a small amount of cash all in one cute little package! This will be my go to when going out!

Coola; Classic Face SPF 50 White Tea                                                 Retail Price $32.00

I have used one other Coola product and I had really like it but this one smells a little funny for me. I’m sure it’s the sunscreen smell mixed with the white tea scent. But other than that I have really like this is a light weight SPF that is nice to wear under light make up for a summer day! I also like that it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy.

Pier 1 Imports; Marble Ring Dish                                                    Retail Price $ 14.99

This was such a cute décor piece to get in the box! I think this is so pretty with the marble and the gold trim! It’s a really nice quality dish too. I don’t have a lot of marble décor but my best friend does so I am hanging on to this to give to her for her birthday coming up!

Tarte; Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette                         Retail Price $45

As the only make up item in the box this month I was sooooo over joyed to get this in the box! I had always wanted to try it out but wasn’t really into spending the hefty price tag for this kind of palette. This palette is amazing! There are four highlighters, one cream contour color and one powder contour color. They look and blend beautifully on the skin! Two of the highlight colors are more subtle shades while the other two offer a more blinding highlight. I have been using this palette none stop since I got it and I have really enjoyed playing with cream contour. This palette is such a win for me!

Summer and Rose; Beach Towel; Design Rocky Palm Print                         Retail Price $55

So I almost forgot that this came in my summer box! This was one of the items I got to pick for myself and I was really excited to get a fun new beach towel as all of the ones I have had in the past were old and ratty. This towel is so incredibly soft and I love the bright and fun pattern! It’s also a really nice big size which I appreciate! Now for some reason on my Fab Fit Fun dashboard it doesn’t list this as an item in my box so the actual value of the box is more than what it says which is totally fine by me!

So the over all value for this box was…

$355.99

That’s a really awesome value if you ask me! I paid $49.99 plus tax (this isn’t including my add on) and I got all of these good items! I think it’s a pretty good bang for your buck however I did end up canceling my membership for the time being because I am trying to focus my energy else where at the moment. I really enjoyed getting the Fab Fit Fun box and I think in the future I will look at getting it again but for now I am going to stick with just the three that I am keeping going forward into the future months!

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Sephora PLAY! : June 2018

 Similar to Ipsy this is also a monthly subscription bag that is $10 and comes with 5 deluxe size samples (and even some full size). This bag also comes with a sample fragrance each month.

This subscription bag comes with products based of your PLAY! profile which you create when you first sign up. It also comes with the PLAY! Book with tips, tricks and beauty advise, the PLAY! PASS that you can redeem for 50 points in Sephora and a one on one tutorial, and the PLAY! DATE which is a monthly meet up to discuss tips and tricks for the products in the bag that month.

Let’s get into this months bag!

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This months theme was all about the summer heat.

Cover FX; Power Play Foundation; Shade- N20                                    Full Size Retail- $44

I was so surprised to get this foundation sample and for it to actually be the perfect shade from me this month! And let me tell you I love how this foundation wears on the skin! The foundation is said to be a modern-matte finish which I would agree with and it wears really nicely even though I have oily skin. The coverage is said to be full coverage and I would agree with that. At least it’s full coverage compared to other foundations I have used. This is a foundation I am really considering purchasing in a full size!

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Clinique; Take The Day Off Make Up Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips                  Full Size Retail $19

This is such a great make up remover. I got a similar sample a few months ago and I really love how quickly and nicely it takes my eye make up off. It does have a slightly oily feeling too it but it is very gentle and doesn’t irritate my eyes like other eye makeup removers can. I don’t know if I would totally buy a full size of this but I really do like this and the sample size is nice for travel.

 

Urban Decay; Quick Fix Hydracharged Complexion Prep Priming Spray                           Full Size Retail $32

This one has quite the name attached to it! haha! This is a different kind of product for me as I don’t normally use spray primers but I was really intrigued to give this a try. It smells great! It has a soft coconut smell almost like being on vacation and I love it! I have only used it once since I got my box and so far so good as far as holding my make up on but only time will tell. The full size of this is on the spendy side considering that it is just a spray but I can see where people would like it. I will have to keep trying this out before I decide if it’s worth the full size.

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Sol de Janeiro; Brazilian Bum Bum Cream        Full Size Retail $45

Another Bum Bum Cream this month! I was really surprise to see this in the box this month because this isn’t the usual kind of product for Sephora to put in our boxes. But boy was I happy to receive this! I love not only how this makes my skin feel but the smell is amazing as well! Super happy to have another one of these!

 

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IGK; First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo  Full Size Retail $27

I am all about dry shampoo samples because I love to give them a try before I buy. There is nothing worse than getting a full size product and hating it. I will say I have used this once and I am in love with how it feels in my hair! Usually my hair will start to show oil by the end of the day and with this is hasn’t! I am so impressed! This is a must have for me!

 

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Marajo; Nourishing Cleansing Crème and Deep Treatment Butter

This was our sample foil packet extra this month. I really like that they have switched over to this type of extra in the boxes each month and these kinds of shampoo and deep treatment items are perfect for traveling! I can’t wait to give this a shot!

 

 

 

So that concludes  my Sephora PLAY! box for the month of June! I was actually really impressed to have all of these amazing products this month! But none the less because of all of the not good boxes I have had and the awful shipping times I have finally cancelled my Sephora PLAY! box. To me it wasn’t really worth it and one good box after so many not good ones isn’t going to make me keep it.

So going forward there will only be three boxes I review during subscriptions week but eventually I hope to have more to add to this but at this time in life I think I need to spend more time on saving and on boxes and subscriptions that I actually find value in and love!

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Ipsy Review : June 2018

For those of you who don’t know about this subscription bag it is  $10 and contain 5 deluxe size samples (and sometimes full size products)  each month.

Ipsy starts with a beauty quiz that asks you questions about different things you like as well as your different features (i.e. Blonde hair, green eyes, fair skin). Each month you also can review the products your received; so if you love something you let them know and if you hate something you let them know.

Lets get into this months bag!

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This month there was options of three different shades of bag you could receive; red, yellow and blue! I was so happy to get the red back just because in the past when we have been given options I never seem to get the one I want but this month I did! YAY!

Now for the goods!

Nomad Cosmetics; Stockholm Highlighter; Shade- Midnight Sun  

I wanted to start with this item from the bag because this was an add on for me this month. Every time you review items on Ipsy they give you points that you can then use to make add on’s into you bag the next month! I had about 500 points saved up to get this cute little highlighter. And I am so happy I got this one because it’s stunning! I love how versatile and buildable this highlighter is. You can be light handed and have a subtle highlight or you can build it up and have a more blinding highlight. Either way it looks beautiful!

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Luxie Beauty ; 245 Small Shader Eye Brush

And the broken record I am…I love brushes and this one is no exception! It’s small precise and perfect for packing on color or adding the perfect pop of shimmer to the inner corner. This is a really nice brush and makes it easy!

 

 

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Pixi Beauty; Glow Tonic Toner

I have always wanted to try this because I have hear such rave reviews and I will say the little I have used it I have liked it. But with skin care products it is hard to judge a product off of only a sample size but I really do like this and I think it smells great to top it all off! I really might look into the full size now that I have used this and like it!

 

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BioBelle; #UnicornGlow Sheet Masks

Broken record x2-I LOVE SHEET MASKS! They are some of my favorite ways to pamper myself and reboot my face and these are all about giving that #unicornglow so I am all about it! Not to mention they smell great!

 

 

 

Beauty Basics Cosmetics; Foiled Eyeshadow; Shade- Satin Taupe

This shadow is to die for! It is buttery and creamy and applies like a dream! I was pretty surprised at the pan size as well! I forgot to take a picture with this one next to another of my regular sized shadows but this one is awesome! I also love the color! It’s not a normal shade I would wear on the daily but I do like using it with my ColourPop Fame palette! This is just an incredible shadow!

Doucce Cosmetics; Luscious Lip Stain; Shade- Passion Peach

I was a little unsure about this when I first pulled it out of my bag because it’s such a bright color and very orange. But when I applied it with a lip liner I fell in love! The lip stain formula dries down really quickly and stays put. It’s also pretty comfortable, which was a little surprising considering how quickly it dried down. This has been one of my fun colors to go to since I received it.

 

And with that I conclude my Ipsy bag for June! Seriously one of my favorite subscriptions! What did you receive in your Ipsy bag this month? Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite item from your bag!

 

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Boxy Charm : June 2018

Boxy Charm is $21 a month for 4-5 full size products. The box is always guaranteed to a value of $100 or more each month. They offer a wide range of brands from emerging to well known. There is a beauty quiz you can take similar to Ipsy to go over your skin tone, skin type, hair color, eye color, so on and so forth. They also offer a user friendly website to allow you to review the items in your box.

Let’s dive into this months box!

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Our theme this month was Caribbean Queen!

Alamar Cosmetics; Reina Del Caribe Vol. 1 Palette                            Retail Price $28

This was the star of the box! Not only is this an Indi-Brand palette but it was created by one of the social media gals for Boxy Charm which is super special. This palette is incredible! It’s colors I would use on the daily in and out but I have love experimenting with the color and taking a chance on warmer shadows! We got 4 shimmer shades and 4 matte shades and all of them are creamy, buttery and FULL pigment! I mean holy moly are they amazing shadows with brilliant colors and amazing bendability. I have been trying to use this every chance I get!

Battington Lashes; Silk Lashes; Style- Monroe                                            Retail Price $28

I think it was super cool to get lashes in a subscription box! I normally don’t purchase lashes because I have God given long lashes and usually can get away with just mascara, so for me this was a fun treat to try out. These are very nice silk lashes that look very natural and whispy when applied. How every I find that they aren’t as comfortable as I was hoping for. When I did wear them any time I blinked I got felt like my eye was getting poked. I think I may need to trim them a bit but for the most part I have big eyes and I felt like these should have fit just fine but didn’t. I also need to invest in some better glue. But I am hoping to try these out more and wear them for special occasions!

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Luxie; 3 Piece Flawless Complexion Brush Set                                  Retail Price $42

Always, always, always love getting brushes in my boxes! I never really have to buy new ones! Haha! And Luxie brushes are such high quality and so nice to work with! I love these complexion brushes too; they are soft and apply and blend out product beautifully. This was such a great set to have in addition to everything else in the box!

Jonteblu; Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil; Shade- Medium Brown                   Retail  Price $5

In the past I have received products from Jonteblu before and I have like them. I wouldn’t say they are life changing holy grail items but they are really nice for the price. I really enjoyed that I got a different shade than the standard black because I don’t wear black eyeliner hardly ever. The brown also is more complimentary to my eye’s I think and isn’t as harsh when you wear it. The formula on the pencil however is a little stiff and not as easy to work with. I can apply it to my water line ok but when I try to put it on my lash line it tugs and pulls a bit which isn’t easy to use in my book. I’m just happy to have gotten a brown eyeliner!

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Sol de Janerio, Brazilian Bum Bum Cream    Retail Price $10

This was an exciting item to get in the months box as well! Though it’s not the traditional full size item it’s a good travel size and an amazing product. I absolutely love the smell of this lotion and how amazing it makes my skin feel! I love how smooth my skin feel any where I apply it! This is a holy grail product for many beauty guru’s out there and now I understand why! I am in love with this!

 

Ofra Cosmetics; Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick; Shade- Verona               Retail Price $21

And finally to complete the box we got a new liquid lipstick from Ofra. We have gotten lipsticks from them in the past and they are always awesome. The Ofra formula is amazing! Super comfortable to wear and very, very long lasting.  I really am not the biggest fan of the shade but again it’s something to push me outside of my comfort zone and the nice thing is this shade pairs really well with the eyeshadow palette we got in this months box. So all in all a win for the box!

 

So that concludes my June Boxy Charm box! The value came in at:

$134

So again another killer box! I have already heard some sneaks for the month of July and this box is by far one of the best! I can’t wait to share what we get in upcoming boxes with you!

 

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Yes, Oh Yas! : June 2018

Yes, Oh Yas! is a new monthly subscription box ! They offer 3-7 full size products each month for $14.99 plus $3.99 shipping. This box allows you to discover new make up and beauty brands.

Yes, Oh Yas! actually reached out to me to become a brand promoter for their new subscription box.  They did give me a code to share with you all for 10% off you first box.

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CODE: CURVYE

I will always keep my opinions on the products honest, true and my own.

So lets get into this months box!

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This months theme was Glam Treasures and boy did we get some treasures!

Mellow Cosmetics; Treasure Chest Eyeshadow Palette                     Retail Price $27.99

So recently Yes, Oh YAS! announced that we would be receiving a full eyeshadow palette in almost every box for the rest of the year! How amazing is that! I was so excited to get this palette first! The shades looked beautiful and it has both shimmers and mattes! Plus it comes in glittery packaging…how could I not love it?! Well I was slightly disappointed with this one. The pigment wasn’t really there like I thought it would be. Some of the shimmer shades really need to be manipulated to give a good color payoff which isn’t ideal when your trying to do a quick make up look. The four matte shades in the palette are ok but again not the best color pay off. I don’t know if I just got a dud palette but this one was anti climactic, especially when I was so excited for it looking at all of the amazing shades.

Doucce Cosmetics; Punk Volumizer Mascara                                      Retail Price $24

FINALLY! A mascara with a wand I like! I feel like it’s taken so long to finally get one with a wand that even remotely like the ones I like. For some reason these spiky rubber wands are the go to applicator and I personally hate that style! I mean how many times do I need to poke myself in the eye before I learn that the rubber spiky ones don’t work for me! Any way this mascara is amazing! I have been using it non-stop since I received it in the mail. The formula is so nice and is really black! It adds length and definition to my lashes and doesn’t flake through out the day! It’s everything a girl can ask for! On another note the price listed on the card in the box showed $26.99 however when I looked it up on the website the price listed was $24 and it didn’t say it was on sale so I’m thinking that this may have been a typo but I’m not sure.

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Crown Brushes; Pro Blush Brush                                                  Retail Price $12

Yay for brushes in subscriptions! It’s so nice to try out different brands of brushes that way you know if you like them before looking at purchasing them at full price. I have received Crown Brushes before in other boxes and I love them! This one is no exception! It applies blush, powder and even contour beautifully! I really love it! Now on another note this is another product this month that didn’t have the correct price listed on the information card in relation to website for the item. According to the info card this should be $22.99 which is $10 off from what the actual website says. Not really sure about this but this is why I always like to look up the product online to make sure the price matches because it can scew the value of the box.

Chella Cosmetics; Eyebrow Highlighter Pencil; Shade Ivory-Lace          Retail Price $20

I have gotten one of these pencils before in a different subscription box and I wasn’t a fan. The formula is creamy but when I used it the consistency became very cakey on my eye and it’s also a very yellow tone product that doesn’t go well with my skin tone. This product also blends away. If I try to blend it out I find that I am constantly having to re apply to make it look even. Least to say I will be passing this along.

 

So this concludes my Yes, Oh Yas! box for the month of June! As much as I love this box this month wasn’t my favorite. I really love the mascara and the brush. The palette is more work than I was hopping for and I really dislike the highlighter pencil so all in all not a terrible box but just no my favorite.

The value of this months box comes in at

$83.99

Still a great value and some awesome products!

I’m hopping for a better box in July!

Remember you can use code CURVYE for 10% off your first box!

 

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Kiss Me Club : June 2018

Kiss Me Club by Live Glam is a monthly subscription for lip sticks. These are the Kiss Me Club brand lipsticks. You get 3 liquid lipsticks (they are adding in glosses and satin finish to some months) for $19.99 a month and free shipping in the US. Each month includes 3 different shades that you haven’t received before. You can cancel at any time and skip months you don’t want. They also offer a points and perks plan that allows you to shop different make up and things on their site.

Live Glam also offers a brush club subscription for $19.99 with Morphe Brushes and they have an eyeshadow club coming as well that looks to be $19.99 for 6 eye shadows.

So lets dive into this month!

This months theme was based around coffee! I mean how could I not love that!

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Now I will say these colors are super out of my comfort zone! They are far more different than I am used to wearing but I am all about trying something new!

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These shades are all in the nude range family with one strange grayish shade.

Kiss-A-Latte

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This is a pale orangey nude color. I really like giving this a try because I am not normally a nude lipstick wearer so this really helped me to branch out and give something new a try!

Glamaccino

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This is so a color I won’t be wearing…I did try it on for this photo but as you can see it made my teeth look more yellow than they actually are and I just don’t like grey/brown colors on my lips.

Very Brewtiful

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This one is probably my favorite of the three just because of the shade. It’s a lot more complimentary for my skin tone and also is a shade I feel more comfortable trying out on a regular basis. This one actually went really well with an eyeshadow palette from one of my other subscriptions I will talk about later this week.

 

So that concludes my lipsticks for this month! I really like having the adventure of these colors and trying something new and different.

This will by the last Kiss Me Club for a while. I have canceled my membership for now because I know I already have a lot of lipsticks and getting three new ones each month is making my collection over flow. I have really love this subscription but for right now I can’t justify spending the $20 a month when I know there are other places I can be putting that. I hope you have liked reading this one and maybe one day it will come back.

 

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Fab Fit Fun : Spring Editors Box 2018

New Subscription Alert!

Yes that is right I went and got another one!

Fab Fit Fun is a quarterly subscription that highlights some great products from each season. The box is $49.99 each quarter and you can usually get your first box at a really discounted rate if you follow just about any celebrity these days! I mean that’s ultimately why I finally took the chance and subscripted was because I got the box 40% off with a special offer code.

Fab Fit Fun offers the option of periodic payments for the year or to make a one time purchase for the 4 boxes in a year, this is called the Select Membership. By being in select it allows you to also choose some if not all of the items that are up for grabs in that quarters box. If you are a periodic payment membership you only get to choose a couple of the items the rest are a surprise. The Select membership also doesn’t include the Editor’s boxes that come out with each quarter as well as the editors favorites from that season!

The boxes are said to have at least $200 worth of product. There is also the option for add on items that are active prior to select member shipping dates. The add on’s are usually additional discounted products offered through Fab Fit Fun that are additional charges on top of the box charge. I added in an item for my summer box to see how it worked. I will update once my box comes in.

My first box was the Spring Editor’s Edition box. So lets dive in and see what I got!

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 The box was an adorable cream cycle peach color that this is so spring it’s just adorable! Now for the products!

Free People x Understated; Leather Starry Eye Travel Eye Mask in Mint Retail Price $40

This is a vegan leather eye mask that is extremely soft has a removable cooling back that you can put in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to help with depuffing your eyes. There is also an adjustable strap on the back of the mask that makes it easy to adjust for any different head size! I cannot wait to give this a try! I don’t know that I would totally travel with this but I think it’s super cute and would be nice to work into a pamper routine.

Kate Somerville; Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment                     Retail Price $75

A really nice addition to the box, this exfoliant is highly and widely talked about. I used it for the first time this week and it’s really nice! I don’t know that I would ever pay full price for this particular product but when I did use it my skin felt amazing! It was so smooth and supple! I couldn’t believe how clean and easy my make up when on the next morning and even how some of my small blemishes have disappeared. I really like this product but I don

 

 

Summer and Rose Striped Tote in Black                                                    Retail Price $54

I think this was one of the most exciting items in the box for me and was one of the reasons I really ended up getting the box! Not that I need another bag but I mean how cute is this tote! I love it! This is such a nice bag! The classic black and white strips are adorable and it’s made from a really great material. The handles are a nice soft rope that makes it super comfortable to carry and my favorite part about this bag…it has a ZIPPER! Yes a zipper to keep it closed while your at the beach or out and about! I love this aspect because it means that you can keep sand, dirt and unnecessary water out of it! there are also a few pockets on the inside which is really convenient!

Daily Concepts; Hair Towel Wrap                                                            Retail Price $18

I have always wanted one of these since I cut my hair but just never took the time to purchase one. So I was really excited to see this come in the box! The material is almost like microfiber and is incredibly soft. I love using it because it also keeps my hair out of my face while I’m doing my make up in the mornings! This also helps my hair dry faster. I was really surprised when I let my hair down out of the towel and it was almost dry.

Grace and Stella Bath Bombs; Scents-French Lavendar, Grapefruit & Manderine, Fig & White Peach and Red Rose                                                                             Retail Price $16

I have been wanting to get some new bath bombs and I really have wanted to try out the ones that have the rings in them because I think they are so much fun, so when I saw these in the box I was so excited because I really like to use these on a night when I need a bath and a glass of wine! These bath bombs smell heavenly too! They are very fresh and not over poweringly fragrant. They aren’t as big as I though they would be but they still make a splash and fizz nicely in the tub! I really enjoy them!

Tarte; Double Duty Beauty; Leave Your Mark Eyeshadow Palette          Retail Price $30

This eyeshadow palette is gorgeous! I am so in love with all of the colors and how easy this is to use on the go! I have been using it a few times when I have been going out of town for the weekend so that I can have a simple eye look without having to pack multiple palettes. The only downside to this palette is that there are only two matte shades. The top left two shadows are the only matte shadows so it’s different to build dimension using shimmers in the crease but it actually blends nicely and looks beautiful on the eyes! I love the size of this as well! It’s perfect for travel!

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Briogeo; Don’t Despair Repair!; Deep Conditioning Mask    Retail Price $30

I really like Briogeo Products and I have gotten a smaller size of this in a different subscription not to long ago and it’s really nice on my hair. I like to use it once every two weeks because I have a very oily scalp and I don’t like to add too much moisture to the roots of my hair. This I have found works great on my color treated as a nice extra conditioner when my hair is feeling dry and brittle.

 

 

Ayesha Curry; Homemade Ceramic Mug                                           Retail Price $16

The final item we received in the box is this adorable coffee mug. I absolutely love the gold foil lashes and the phrase “I’d rather be in bed” on it! I always love to get new mugs to add to my collection! The color on this is just precious too as it’s a really nice teal color. I know I will get great use out of this one!

 

So that concludes this first subscription box for FabFitFun for me and I am so impressed! I have always wanted to try this box out but I’ve been too afraid to actually give it a try but I’m so glad I did. I am a little hesitant about keeping this subscription going just because it is $50 every quarter and that is a lot but looking at all of the product you do get makes it some what worth it. I did get my summer box and I am excited to see all of the goodies that come with that one!

This box totaled:

$279

And this first one I only spent $25 on when I used a discount code from one of the many influencers I follow! I can’t wait to get my summer box!

 

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Sephora PLAY : May 2018

Similar to Ipsy this is also a monthly subscription bag that is $10 and comes with 5 deluxe size samples (and even some full size). This bag also comes with a sample fragrance each month.

This subscription bag comes with products based of your PLAY! profile which you create when you first sign up. It also comes with the PLAY! Book with tips, tricks and beauty advise, the PLAY! PASS that you can redeem for 50 points in Sephora and a one on one tutorial, and the PLAY! DATE which is a monthly meet up to discuss tips and tricks for the products in the bag that month.

This bag was again really late this month. I haven’t had a chance to try out the products too much so I will just give you my initial thoughts.

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This bag was cute and different than other bags but I think the paracord draw string was a little cheesy.

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Atelier Cologne; Clementine California Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume                          Full Size $135

I thought I would get this out of the way first because as we all know I’m not a fan of perfume. I did think the post card that came with it made for a really nice photo op and the smell on this wasn’t bad but is still sooooo strong I really don’t like it.

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Sephora Collection; Mud Mask Purifying and Mattifying Mask                    Full Size $20

This stuff stinks! I opened the jar to swatch a bit of it just to see what it felt like and the fragrance or something coming from this is sooooo strong it’s not even funny! I even had my husband smell it just to make sure it wasn’t just me. Now the texture is really nice and really thick which I’m sure will be really nice as a purifying mask but I’m not sure I can get past the smell. It’s really over powering and not a good smell! I’m hoping to try and give it a try tonight so I can maybe update this before it posts but I don’t think I will get to.

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Benefit Cosmetics; The POREfessional Face Primer                   Full Size $31

In the past I really haven’t liked this primer even though it’s a cult favorite. But it’s been some time since I tried it last and given how similar it is to the Cover FX primer we got in Boxy Charm this month I thought why not try it. To my surprise this hasn’t been bad for my skin at the moment. I still get a little oily in my T-Zone and end up shinny by the end of the day but this works very similarly to the Cover FX primer. I am going to give it one more shot one of these next few days and see if it acts the same way. I may have just been having a bad make up day the time I had tried this before but we will never know because so much has changed in my routine.

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BareMinerals; Mineral Veil Setting Powder                        Full Size $23

I was probably most excited to see this product in the bag this month because one of my coworkers swears by this powder. She says she uses it every day as a setting powder and loves it so I was pretty excited to give it a try. One thing I was really excited to see when I opened this up was that there is a nice pinky, salmon color which works great with my skin tone! I am not a fan of heavily yellow powders so this one was really nice to see in the bag. I will say I did use this once and the powder is really nice! It’s very finely milled and applied beautifully to my skin. I’m looking forward to using this more!

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Alterna Haircare; Caviar CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction                         Full Size $26

I think it’s fun to get hair products in my subscriptions but I’m always a little leery of using them because I have color treated hair so I don’t like to just dive in with new products without testing them out first on a small section of my hair. This one I’m curious to try but not sure how it will react with my hair. I do really like the smell of it too.

 

 

 

Buxom; Lash Mascara; Shade-Black                                                         Full Size $20

Mascara samples are really nice to get in subscriptions each month because then I don’t ever have to buy new ones and I get to try a bunch of different brands. This is another one of those plastic wands that I’m not really a fan of but this one is different in the essence that the bristles are really soft and flexible. The formula is kind of thin and it takes quite a few coats to build up my lashes but other than that it seems nice enough. I will keep trying it out and see what I think later on.

 

So this concludes my Sephora PLAY! box for May. One of the biggest things I’m disappointed with is how long it takes the box to come each month and also the products really aren’t as great as some of the other I have been getting in other boxes. I don’t know if I will continue to get this box given that I still don’t think it is worth the money and I think I may have found another one that would have much better value for nearly the same cost. But until I can for sure order that box I’m not going to keep this one just so I can keep up my subscription week. But keep an eye out in the future because things may be changing here on the Curvy E Chronicles!

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Yes, Oh YAS! : May 2018

Yes, Oh Yas! is a new monthly subscription box ! They offer 3-7 full size products each month for $14.99 plus $3.99 shipping. This box allows you to discover new make up and beauty brands.

Yes, Oh Yas! actually reached out to me to become a brand promoter for their new subscription box.  They did give me a code to share with you all for 10% off you first box.

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CODE: CURVYE

I will always keep my opinions on the products honest, true and my own.

So lets get into this months box!

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This months theme was Miami Art Deco! Very colorful!

Now for the products!

Estate Cosmetics; Baked Highlighter Dew Me; Shade- Lit                    Retail Price $10

This was one of the first sneak peaks for May’s box and I was sooooo excited to get any of the three color options! When I opened this one up I was even more pumped! I will say that this looks a lot darker in the pan than is actually applies and swatches! It’s a beautiful icy gold color and is stunning! I really have been loving baked highlighters! They apply so smoothly and are not only pigmented but also buildable! This was totally a great addition to this months box!

Nomad Cosmetic’s; Havana Intense Eyeshadow; Shade-Cohiba              Retail Price $12

This was one of the first items I pulled out of my bag when I got it in the mail and I was so surprised to at how heavy this one felt! The packaging is very luxe feeling and very sturdy! It also comes with a decent size mirror considering this is a single eyeshadow compact. The other thing about this shadow is the sheer creaminess! I mean it’s heavenly to swatch and to apply! The color is darker than I normally wear as a shimmery lid shade but this one is worth branching out for! When I was scrolling through the website I saw there were so many different and bright color options I want to try out! They also have the option to order a box of 6 eyeshadow’s for $57 which is like getting one free and then some. This is an awesome shadow with great pigment! I am really impressed by this one!

Sorme Treatment Cosmetics; SmearProof Eyeliner; Shade-Teal               Retail Price $18

This is a new to me brand and looks like they don’t offer any kind of online retail purchasing. But this eyeliner is awesome! The pigment is there and the formula is creamy and buttery! I am currently wearing it and just like it say’s it’s smear proof even wearing it in my waterline! This is another one of those out there colors I wouldn’t normally wear but I’m happy I got it because I really love how it wears and how the color looks on me!

Cosmoholic; Lipsitck; Shade-Unsure                                                              Retail Price $25

So I can’t tell what shade this one is base on the website examples and there is no shade name listed on the bottle so I’m going between either “Not Your Average Nude” or “Passionate Peach”. Either way this is an awesome lip product! I have received a mini from this company before and I really liked it! This being the full size comes with the most awesome lights in the cap so that you can see what your doing better when your applying your lipstick! The downside to this is that it’s actually more of a sheer gloss consistence and it wears like a gloss! Now the only reason I say that it is a down side is because it’s advertised as a high pigment lipstick so it’s really just having the correct name but other than that this is a fantastic lip product and looks absolutely beautiful!

Laritzy Cosmetics; Lip Pencil; Shade- Retro Red                                    Retail Price $18

I have gotten a lip pencil from Laritzy before I think and I really like this brand and the formula on these! They are smooth and easy to apply. This one is in a muted red color which I really like because I can put different colors on top of it and get different looks! There isn’t really anything life changing about this pencil but it is really nice and applies really nicely as well.

This month’s total:

$83

And that’s all the goods that have come in my May Yes, Oh Yas! Box! I can’t wait for the upcoming months! On the Yes, Oh Yas! instagram a week ago they said that they are 95% on track to get us a palette every month! How incredible is that!!!

If you haven’t signed up for Yes, Oh Yas! you should it’s a great box with lots of different brand make up to try! Remember you can use code CURVYE to get 10% off your first box!

Update: On the info card that came with the box two of the products listed incorrectly as far as price goes-they had the Nomad eyeshadow listed as $18 which is incorrect and the Estate highlighter as $12 also incorrect. Slightly inflated but this box is still worth it!

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Kiss Me Club : May 2018

Kiss Me Club by Live Glam is a monthly subscription for lip sticks. These are the Kiss Me Club brand lipsticks. You get 3 liquid lipsticks (they are adding in glosses and satin finish to some months) for $19.99 a month and free shipping in the US. Each month includes 3 different shades that you haven’t received before. You can cancel at any time and skip months you don’t want. They also offer a points and perks plan that allows you to shop different make up and things on their site.

Live Glam also offers a brush club subscription for $19.99 with Morphe Brushes and they have an eyeshadow club coming as well that looks to be $19.99 for 6 eye shadows.

Lets get into this months lip colors!

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This month had a bridal theme which I think is oh so fitting given that we are in full swing of wedding season!

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This month these beauties came in this adorable silver bag and this month it didn’t have the normal Kiss Me logo on the front so this makes it nice to use for something else! The lipsticks themselves came in their beautiful rose gold packaging that I really adore! Now for the shades!

Fiancé

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This is a sheer baby pink gloss! It comes off with some pigment in a swatch but depending on the color of your lips it doesn’t have too much pigment when applied! This is just like the other glosses I have received from this subscription in the sense that they take a few dips into the tube to get the right amount on the lips but when you do it’s really beautiful! I enjoy getting glosses because glossy lips are starting to be all of the rage so I absolutely love getting new ones to try!

Bride to Be

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This really is the most perfect wedding day shade! It’s stunning and the perfect muted dusty rose color! It’s one of my all time favorites and something I have been wearing non stop since I got it! I love how it wears and it looks great with gloss on top as well!

Bachelorette

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We all know I love my dark colors! And this is a beautiful color! The name I think is very appropriate because it’s a bold color for a bold night out! I normally don’t wear these on the day to day during the spring and summer but I think this will be stunning in the fall! This formula thankfully also wasn’t patchy like one of the previous dark colors I have gotten but I really love this shade and I think I will be getting this out a lot this fall!

 

I really love this subscription and though I don’t think I need more lipsticks every month I am always so drawn in my the new shades! I’m looking forward to next month!!

 

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