Beauty Box 5 – A Perfect Gift for a Woman of Style


It’s gifting season and I know you are wracking your brain out there for what to give to the ladies in your life. Whether it’s a BFF, a girl friend, a wife, a sister, an aunt, a grandmother – whoever that lady is in your life, gentleman (and ladies), a beauty supply subscription is a fantastic gift for any woman of style. I couldn’t wait to share my experience with Beauty Box 5, and you all know that I’m obsessed with subscription boxes.

I received Beauty Box’s latest box in the mail recently and I just loved what I received. As you can see, I got a variety of items to try out.


I was so excited for the pink nail polish that I received! I put it on almost  immediately and it was such great quality. Among the various items I received was makeup remover and various lotions.

I love subscription boxes and this box comes at a pretty reasonable price of $12 per month. I think that’s an extremely reasonable price and the bigger of a subscription you buy, the more you can save (buy a quarterly subscription and get charged $30 and you save $6! You can also buy a yearly subscription for $99 and save $45!). Right now, if you buy someone a gift subscription, you are either buying them a quarterly gift, a semi-annual gift or a yearly gift.

These savings are a huge selling point for me, I think, especially if you are buying someone a gift. I think the best part of this subscripion box for me is that you can buy the sample items you receive as a full sized product. That’s really easy for me as I tend to be picky about items I put on my skin, so if I do enjoy something, it’s nice to know where to go for it. The only downside is that the products are customized for your skin, so if you have any allergies or specific needs, the subscription aren’t customized for your needs.

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Thank you to Beauty Box 5 for sponsoring this review!

All opinions are my own and 100% honest!

Wantable – A Monthly Beauty Subscription Box [Review]

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I love when I find a new beauty subscription box and this week I am sharing my latest fascination – Wantable subscription box! The Wantable subscription box sends you boxes with you in mind. You take quizzes based on what you like and your preferences and your style. Then, they send you a subscription box based on the details you give them.

I got the chance to check out their Halloween edition beauty box -

Wantable Halloween Box

This made for awesome Halloween preparation! I am not a huge fan of glitter based eye shadows, but the lip pencil, lip gloss, and eye lashes were definitely an item I used! But most of all,  I received a LOT in this one box. With every box, you get four to five full sized items. You get quality products too and best of all, you can specify which items that you want them to send you.



And this is just the beginning of the specifications that you can give them! Not to mention, they also have free shipping (and also willing to ship to Australia and Canada with just a small shipping fee).

One thing I love about the Wantable website is that they have an you can win prizes on! Plus, you don’t just have to choose a makeup box, but you can select accessories, intimates, or simply choose their holiday edition. Now, the most important part of it all – the price. It’s only $36/month and this is a fantastic deal. I think this makes for a great gift for a friend, especially by getting them hooked on a holiday edition box. Not to mention, if you subscribe yourself, every referral you make, you accumulate points. Get enough points and you may earn a free box! (I love free stuff!)

FOLLOW: You can connect with Wantable on , , , or .

BUY: You can subscribe to their Wantable subscription service and receive 4 to 5 full sized beauty, accessories, or intimate products for only $36/month by going on their .

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary box in exchange for my honest review.




 – Beauty Subscription Box [A Review]

Starlooks Subscription Box

By now, you guys probably know that I am a huge fan of subscription boxes. It’s like getting a little prize every month! I recently got to try the beauty subscription box service from

Starlooks Subscription Box

Starlooks Subscription Box

Only $15/month, this subscription box makes for a great gift for your beauty fanatic friend or family member.  The best thing about this subscription box service is that they actually provide full size products (none of those crap tiny samples some provide). In fact, check out the photos I took of the boxes I received:

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Both of these boxes included full sized products – the first box included two shades of lipstick and glitter eye shadow and the second box contained false eye lashes, lip gloss, and eye shadow. Both boxes included a surprise, too! The first one information about the model Natalie Corona and the second box gave you a chance to try out the assistant service

When I compare this subscription box to others I’ve considered, what I like about this is the price (only $15 per month!!!!) and the fact that you do get full sized items to try. The makeup featured above is quality – you don’t get crap. I love the lip gloss and the lip stick combination and the eye shadow is now part of my regular routine. I don’t get to buy as much makeup these days as I used to so having the chance to get a few items each month at a low price is a nice addition to my makeup bag.


Not to mention, you can always buy past month’s subscription boxes too – plus, all products are cruelty free (which I support and wholeheartedly appreciate).

I want to thank Starlooks for giving me the opportunity to try out this product and I want to invite my readers to consider this as part of their shopping list for the upcoming holiday season!

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BUY: You can subscribe to their Starlooks subscription service and receive 3 to 4 full sized makeup products for only $15/month by going on their .



Disclaimer: I received two complimentary boxes in exchange for my honest review. – Fashion and Beauty Deals and Steals

Ellen Tracy Fragrance Deal! *May not be available upon time of post*

There’s no shame in admitting that I love makeup – especially when I can get it for a lower price than usual. And I can’t believe my luck in finding – a fashion and beauty deals and steals site where you can buy high quality fashion, makeup, shoes, oh my!

I snooped around the makeup especially, because I seriously can’t get enough. Some of the best finds can be discovered here!

Here, take a look at one of the deals I found -

*This deal may no longer be available upon the time of this post publication.*

This is just the beginning! Right now they have an incredible deal going on perfume – I CLEANED up with the amount of perfume deals going on right now – you can get some perfumes up to 60 – 70% off, just like this deal:

Ellen Tracy Fragrance Deal! *May not be available upon time of post*

Ellen Tracy Fragrance Deal! *May not be available upon time of post*

These deals go fast though – they only are available under a certain time limit AND under a certian amount (I highly recommend you check out the , these are must have!). They have brands such as Gloria Vanderbilt, Usher, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, and so many more. THAT is just the perfumes.

Modnique also offers up some amazing fashion deals – from boots to sunglasses to coats to jewelry (people – can you say BLING? I mean – BLING).  They offer up deals for all types of shoppers – for the type who is willing to spend a lot to the type that wants to save their money. Not to mention they offer a tempting daily deal where you can save over 50% (and sometimes even MORE) on their .

Timing is everything on the site and you will want to check daily for the deals and opportunities.

Now I am happy to announce to you that starting on November 7th (yes – November 7th – mark those calendars), Modnique is offering 20 Days of Deals (perfect for the holiday shoppers out there!). To track these deals, visit Modnique’s or like their . These deals will include everything from iPad minis to Beats by Dr. Dre earphones. Amazing!

The best thing about Modnique is that everything ships within 24 hours and you even get free shipping if your purchase is over $99.

Disclaimer:  This review is part of a Splash Creative Media campaign on behalf of and I have received a gift certificate for the purposes of this review

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BUY: You can purchase products from Modnique by going on their  - the deals are everyday and ongoing, so see what you can buy today!

E319773260CC874CC57372509478DF53 – Good Deals and Great Makeup!

Stila Rockin in Rio & Lovely in London - $16/each
Stila Rockin in Rio & Lovely in London - $16/each

Stila Rockin in Rio & Lovely in London – $16/each

I will be honest, I usually don’t spend a long time putting on makeup in the morning. Five minutes or less and usually it’s when I’m on the go or on the bus to work. You probably won’t see me with a huge makeup bag outside of my apartment, so when I can buy or use makeup that shrinks the amount of utensils and makeup gear that I need to carry with me – that makes me a happy, happy girl! I couldn’t wait to share with you the makeup I was able to try at –  an online (and brick and mortar store) with great deals and great makeup!

I got the chance to try two Stila products from Planet Beauty, this amazing beauty boutique that has locations nationwide and hires people who know their stuff when it comes to selecting products that ladies will love to have in their makeup and beautifying routine.

Stila Rockin in Rio and Lovely in London Set

Stila Rockin in Rio and Lovely in London Set

The makeup I tried was Stila – Lovely in London and Rockin in Rio. The two shades of makeup were very different from each other. Lovely in London had a pinker, peacher hue to the collection (which said daytime to me) and Rockin in Rio had a darker, smokier touch which screamed night time wear.

I have fair skin and I found the lighter tones worked better for me. The blush was a liquid blush that made my cheeks glow. They provided directions on the makeup itself on how to put it on correctly too! Like I said, I’m a five minute makeup type of girl so anything that makes the process easier is a winner to me.

Overall, this makeup made me think of fantastic stocking stuffers or a gift item for any type of lady. Like any makeup purchasing decisions, take into consideration the type of skin tone a lady has and don’t hesitate to contact PlanetBeauty directly and ask their opinion about what you should buy (especially if you are little less makeup intiutive than some!).


Disclaimer: I received a complimentary set of makeup in exchange for this review.

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BUY: You can buy Planet Beauty makeup products on their website or in a near you.

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It Cosmetics Review

August 30, 2013 · by · Leave a Comment
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I hate that moment at the end of a long day when I look in the mirror only to discover that my makeup has smudged and is a total mess. Then I find myself wondering how long it has been like that and how many people have seen me with my smudged and fading makeup.  Recently I had the opportunity to try out the Pretty in Smoke from IT Cosmetics and it was unbelievable!

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The shadows blended perfectly and stayed on all day long. has a line of “Naturally Pretty” Luxe Eye shadow Trios. They are a collection of waterproof, high performance shadows that are infused with anti-aging and age reverse technology. The shadows are packed with hydrating ingredients that are wonderful for your skin including hydrolyzed collage, green tea, acai and vitamins A, C and E. It is also paraben, oil and fragrance free. I love that the eye shadow trio is hypoallergenic as well.

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I chose the Pretty In Smoke Trio, which has a soft light pink, neutral beige smoke, and rich gray satin shadows. When I first applied the shadows I was immediately impressed with how smoothly they went on and how well the colors blended. Each shadow has a beautiful color and I really appreciate that you don’t have to apply layer after layer to get the right effect. The shadows can be used dry or wet as eye shadows or as eyeliner, which is fabulous!

IT Cosmetics works with leading plastic surgeons to create extremely cutting edge anti-aging, high performance cosmetics. The quality is obvious! I have several shadows that are more expensive and less effective. IT Cosmetics Eye Shadow Trios are perfect for your makeup bag!  They are especially perfect to take when you are traveling because they are compact and long lasting.

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At the end of each day that I have used my IT Cosmetics Eye Shadow Trio I get so excited when I look in the mirror and see that my makeup looks exactly the same as it did when I put it on that morning. It even stays in place after the pool! Initially I was concerned that it would be a challenge to get off or that it would feel sticky or greasy but that has not been the case. It comes of when I want it to and leaves my skin feeling wonderful! I cannot wait to try more makeup from IT Cosmetics.


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BUY: You can purchase IT Cosmetics products at QVC,,,, or directly from their .


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Special thanks to IT Cosmetics for the wonderful makeup to review!

All of my opinions are my own and are 100% honest!

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