Merry Christmas to Me!

Every year, the holiday season provides the opportunity to get some good deals on some great makeup. On top of the sales, there are value sets that include deluxe samples and minis and even full sizes. Expensive products become more affordable. It’s a great opportunity to expand your collection. There’s a healthy chunk of my own collection that is made up of these sets.

This year, I decided to go with a palette set and some lip colors, and while a few of these are no longer available, I thought it’d be nice to talk about my thoughts on these. (I also got a free Urban Decay Naked 3 palette with my VIB coupon and a Swagbucks gift card, but you guys have probably seen enough of those reviews.) Continue reading “Merry Christmas to Me!”

February 2016 Birchbox & Ipsy Reveal

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The curated box this month didn’t really appeal to me, so I decided to go with a sample choice. Continue reading “February 2016 Birchbox & Ipsy Reveal”

December Julep Unboxing & Review

20151205_145113Julep Maven is fairly new for me. I’ve only be subscribing since August, but they’ve already gotten me hooked with a few of their products. I did just finish raving about them in my November favorites. I like that it can be either customized or skipped from month to month. I can even choose to gift it, and it’s an affordable way to grab some otherwise pricey products. A box of three items that you can customize pretty much any way you want is $24.99. The face cleansing oil that I like, for example, costs $28 by itself at full price. Just one of those pays for the box all by itself. Their nail treatments are about $18 at Sephora. By snagging them in my Maven boxes, I get them for about $8 each. Continue reading “December Julep Unboxing & Review”