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Conscious Box Review

This review was supposed to go up over a week ago but I didn’t realize how exhausted school was going to make me!

Conscious Box is a monthly subscription service that features various products like food, beauty, and household items! What’s great about this subscription service is that they aim to introduce you to healthier options for everything in your every day life! You can choose to purchase a “Plus” box (which includes 8-12 items per month) or the “Taster” box (includes 5-8 items). The price for the Plus box starts at $16.95 while the price of the Taster box starts at just $6.95!

What I really love about Conscious box is that you can choose one of three curated boxes,vegan, gluten-free, or classic!

The theme of the August Box was “Wanderlust”

I’m think I received a Classic Plus Box but I’m not entirely sure. Also, Conscious Boxes are made from recycled materials!

Each box comes with a card that lists out the products in your box and a short description of each!image

The first thing I saw in my box were these cute luggage tags!

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I think they would be be fun to use when I go travel!

Farmer’s Market Foods: Organic Pumpkin and Organic Coffee Co: Java Love

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I was really happy to see both of these items in my box! I’m definitely going to make my own pumpkin pie this year with the organic pumpkin! I was beyond excited when I saw a sample of the coffee! I am a HUGE coffee addict and I will be able to make 6 cups with this sample! I’m also excited to try these two products because they’re healthier options than what I would usually use. Own Beauty – Anti-Aging Trio

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This trio comes with samples of eye cream, night cream, and firming silk concentrate! I was happy I received samples of these products because I still haven’t found the right eye and night creams for me! There’s a good amount of product in these samples so I’m sure I’ll be able to get plenty of uses from them! Vibrant Health: Green Vibrance Junior, Barney-Butter: Almond Butter, Simple Nature: Natural Shampoo and Body Wash, and Amki: Sesame Snaps

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The Green Vibrance Junior is for kids so I passed this along to my cousin! I’m sure he will love to try it! I’ve never tried almond butter before so I was happy to see this sample in my box! I love how it’s low on saturated fats compared to peanut butter! The body wash/shampoo intrigued me because I’ve never seen a product that can be used as both! I like how it’s made from shea and mango butters! I wish the samples were larger, I don’t think I will be able to try it on both. I’m not a huge fan of Sesame Snaps but this one is gluten-free so I’ll definitely be trying them! Who knows, I may just fall in love with them! Recycled Paper Greetings: Birthday Card, Bioderived Picnic Kits: Utensils Set, Urban Remedy – $15 Credit

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I found this birthday card to be super cute! It’ll definitely be put to use since I have a few birthdays coming up in a few weeks! The utensil set is eco friendly and perfect for a picnic! I’m glad Conscious Box introduced me to these kits, it’ll be great to use during family outings!

Last but not least, Conscious Box sent an envelope full of coupons to use!

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I was impressed with this Conscious Box. I think it’s a great way to be introduced to healthier alternatives! Everything I received will be put to use – I think this is the first time everything I got in a subscription box will be used!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Conscious Box, you can do so here!

I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.

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One Direction – “The Looks Collection” Review

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So a couple of weeks ago Brandbacker gave me the opportunity to try out and review One Direction’s new makeup line! Although I’m not as huge as a fan of the boys as I was in the past, I was still crazy excited to try out the makeup!

“The Looks Collections” comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ‘Midnight Memories.” Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n’ roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? They have just the right collection for you, along with illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectible keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!

I don’t think International release dates have been announced (correct me if I’m wrong) but “The Looks Collection” hit stores on August 25th! You can find these beauties at Macy’s, Dillards, and Beauty Brands and I believe they cost $28.99, which isn’t a bad price at all since you get so many great beauty products!

Before I received this set I had checked out the three different collections and hoped I was sent the Midnight Memories collection and I was super excited when I was sent this one!

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Here’s a closer look at the inside of the tin! The inside cover shows different looks you can create!

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Each collection also comes with an introductory card that shows what each collection looks like!

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Here are some photos of the eyeshadow palette! I loved loved loved the colors! My favorites are “Don’t Forget Where You Belong” and “Midnight Memories”!

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I swatched them all as well. I found that most colors pigmented and blended well but I needed to use more of “Don’t Forget Where You Belong” for the color to actually show up.

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The kit also comes with stencils, black eye/body crayon, and mascara!

The body pencil is called “Better Than Words” and the mascara is called “Little Black Dress”.

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I tried out these stencils and I wouldn’t use them on myself often but it would definitely be fun to use on my younger cousins!

The mascara is pretty nice, it doesn’t clump at all and it gives great volume to my lashes! I found it super easy to remove as well! I’ll definitely be using this often!

The Looks Collection also comes with a lipstick and lip gloss!

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The lipstick is called “Best Song Ever” and the gloss is called “Through the Dark”.

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I wasn’t sure how I was going to like these two colors but I became more comfortable after playing around with them! The lip gloss looked crazy bright when I swatched it but it wasn’t as bright when I put in on! I don’t think I could rock that red lipstick though! I, personally, prefer deep reds but I’ll still give this one another shot!

The last product in this box was a nail polish!

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I LOVE the color! This polish is called “Right Now”.  I was really surprised with the quality, I’ve had it on for a few days and it still hasn’t chipped! I’m mentioning this because my other polishes from brands like OPI and ORLY usually chip within 2 days! This polish also dried really really fast! I applied 2 coats and my nails dried within 5 minutes!!!

Overall I’m pleased with this set! I was iffy about the eyeshadow and lip products but I love them more and more each time I use them!

I think this set is a great value for $29 since you get so many different products!

My favorite product is the nail varnish for sure! I’m also liking the lip gloss more and more after each time I use it!

Be sure to share your thoughts in my ask box!  Will you purchase The Looks Collection? From the photos in my review, what product would you be most excited to try out?

Also be sure to check out Makeup By 1D’s Facebook page here

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August 2014 Birchbox Review

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Birchbox is a monthly beauty sampling subscription service that costs $10/month!

Birchbox is one of my favorite subscription services because I find myself actually using and loving everything (or almost everything) I receive! I’ve discovered many new brands from this sub!

Another reason I love Birchbox is their INCREDIBLE point system! For every item in your box you review, you receive 10 Birchbox points, which is equal to $1 in the Birchbox store. These points add up since you can get $5 or more worth of store credit each month!

I loved how they played with everyone’s names this month on the shipping label! I got “The Clever Priyanka Patel”

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Each box comes with a card detailing which products were chosen for you and how to use them!

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I tried so hard not to peek online but I failed..again so I knew what I was receiving!

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LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil – Bees Knees (Coral) FULL SIZE!! $18

I had no idea this would come in a full size! I love the color but it’s too light for my liking. I’ll most likely give this product away!

I noticed their set of 5 Sheer Lip Lube Pencils are $40 on the Birchbox site and I’m super tempted to buy it for the other colors!

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Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream – Acai Grapefruit – 22 mL $2.93

I’ve never used shaving cream before, I usually wax myself but on lazy days when I do shave, I use conditioner. I’ll definitely put this to use because I’ve been super lazy with waxing lately lol!

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Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris Fragrance 

This sample doesn’t say how much fragrance is in the container so I can’t estimate a price. However, I am not a fan of this scent. I’ll definitely not be using it but I’m sure my mom will find it to her liking!

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K6 Skincare Clean Antioxidant Facial Cleanser – .25 FL OZ $1.50

This cleanser is vegan and paraban-free! It’s supposed to nourish your skin while cleaning it and it’s great for all skin types! I’m definitely excited to try this product out!

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Noir Cosmetics Long – Wear Eyeliner – Full Size!! (I think lol!) $15

This was the product I was super duper excited for! I am a huge eyeliner junkie! I love love love trying new eyeliners! I’m already a huge fan of this one! It’s so smooth and super dark! I’m definitely putting it to the test on my first day of school, which is tomorrow!

This month’s Birchbox was great! I’m in love with 3/5 items I received and the other two will be given away. I paid $10 for this Birchbox and received around $37 worth of products and once I review all 5 items on the Birchbox website, I’ll receive $5 store credit!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Birchbox, please use my referral link here! 


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August Lip Monthly Review

This is my first Lip Monthly subscription! Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription service that costs $10/month. Each month, Lip Monthly sends you a box, or in this month’s case, a bag of 4-5 lip products, and they include a “Monthly Mix Up”item as well!

I noticed Lip Monthly sent out their products in boxes in the past few months but this month everyone received a cute blue bag and I really love the change!

Each bag comes with a little card that lists out all the products and their retail price!

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This month’s card also tells us that Lip Monthly received positive feedback regarding the City Color Cosmetics products from last month so they included more of the same brand in the August bag. I’ve never tried anything from City Color Cosmetics before so I didn’t really mind, and I was glad to hear that their company is cruelty free!

Let’s take a look at all the products I received in this bag!

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City Color Cosmetics – Be Matte Lipstick in Phoebe – $3.99

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I LOVE this color and texture! It’s creamy and pigments well! I’m really excited to try this color out and I’m sure I will be using this often!

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City Color Cosmetics – Lip Balm in Ultra Pink – $2.99

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I’m not a huge fan of colored lip balms but this color is so pretty, I’ll definitely be using it!

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City Color Cosmetics – Magic Balm – $3.99

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The packaging is super cute, I’m looking forward to trying it! The only issue I have is that I can’t find this product on their website! I don’t know if I didn’t look hard enough or if this product is discontinued. If anyone knows more about this Magic Balm please let me know!

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Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics – Lip Gloss in Gypsy? – $4.99

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I’ve never used anything by Jesse’s Girl and I really like the color of this gloss so I’m definitely looking forward to trying it! However, I’m really confused because my card says the color is called Lip Lock, yet the label on my gloss says Gypsy? I looked on their website and there’s no record of any Gypsy color and Lip Lock is much lighter than the gloss I have.

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Monthly Mix Up – Pixi by Petra – Lid Last Shadow Pen in Glided Mink – $18

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I’ve never used Pixi products either so I was glad Lip Monthly sent out this product! I love love love eyeshadows and I love this color! I already know I’ll be reaching out for it often!

Overall I am super duper happy with this bag! Everything I received is valued at around $34 and I think it’s a great deal when this bag only cost $10! Or $7 if you used the coupon code!

I also love that everything this month was FULL SIZED! I know I will be using everything from this bag!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Lip Monthlyjust click here! Also, be sure to use coupon code, “SUMMERLIPS” and your first bag will only cost $6.99!

I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.

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Quick Julep Maven Review

I decided to give Julep Maven a shot with one of their deals.

Julep Maven is a monthly subscription service that sends their subscribers nail polish and beauty items! Julep is slightly on the pricier side compared to other subscription boxes I’ve subscribed to, $24.99/month, but I think it’s worth it if you’re a nail polish + beauty addict!

Luckily Julep has coupon codes for first time subscribers so I only had to pay shipping – $2.99 -for my first box! I’ll share the codes with you at the bottom of this post!

First time users take a quiz to see which welcome box they match to. I really like how users can pick which box they can purchase if they don’t like what the quiz chose for them! My result was “It Girl”

Here is a closer look at the nail polishes I received

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I love the colors of all the nail polishes I received! I believe each polish is valued at $14, so I think this box was an amazing deal considering I only paid $2.99 shipping!

Here are some codes you can use to get your first box for free!

Become a Mavenimage now! You can use code FREEBOX to get your first box for free! Just pay shipping!

OR FOR A BETTER DEAL, if you are a Swagbucks user you might have seen the Julep ad! You can get 800 Swagbucks for using the coupon code, SWAGBUCKSFREE, and you would get the same deal! You can use the 800 Swagbucks for a $5 Amazon card (only 450 SB) or any other type of gift card!

DON’T GO ANYWHERE YET!

Be sure to read this post to see other limited edition welcome boxes with more items and a better value for the same price, $2.99 shipping! 

Remember, this is a monthly subscription service so if you just want to try out a first box I advise you to use a prepaid gift card in case you forget to cancel your subscription.

If you have any questions, let me know!

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Perfectly Posh Samples Review

Happy Saturday lovelies!

I was sent a few Perfectly Posh samples by Michelle a couple of weeks ago to try out and review!

For those who don’t know, Perfectly Posh is a company that offers personal care, pampering, and beauty products. Their products are made from 100% natural ingredients.

Onto the products:

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BFF BEST FACE FOREVER EXFOLIATING FACE WASH – 4 fl oz $20

This face wash is AMAZING! It has a minty scent and it exfoliated my skin so well! It cleaned out my pores and left my face feeling super fresh! I’m seriously thinking about switching to this face wash once I finish out the various ones I have right now!

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NIGHT & DAY OLIVE AND LAVENDER MOISTURIZER – 4 fl oz $20

I’m still in search of the perfect moisturizer so I was pleased when I was sent a sample of this! I really loved the smell of this moisturizer and I felt it kept my face moisturized all day long compared to my daily moisturizer! 

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TREE HUGGER D•TOX BODY SCRUB  – 9 oz $24

I’m picky when it comes to body scrubs but I instantly fell in love with the Tree Hugger! It smelled great, it felt amazing on my skin, and it definitely did it’s job and it did it well! My body felt so soft and clean after using it! This will be added to my list of things to purchase once I finish all the products I have now!

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SHAMELESS FLIRT BIG FAT YUMMY HAND CREME – 3 fl oz $9

This hand creme smelled so good and I love the name of it! I can’t get over how everything I’ve tried from Perfectly Posh smells so great! This creme left my hands super moisturized but I found it a tiny bit sticky when I applied it but still in love with this creme!

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(I misplaced the card for this, whoops!)

COCONUT CREME COCKTAIL SKINDELICIOUS BODY BUTTER – 8 oz $22

I love body butters and I have to say this is one of my favorites! The scent is strong but it isn’t overwhelming at all! This body butter left my hands super soft and moisturized all day!

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THE STRIPPER D•TOX BODY MUD – 8 oz $24

I loved this mask! I was told this might make my face feel hot when I used it but it didn’t! I tested it on my wrist first and I recommend anyone who uses this to do so just in case! This mask is truly wonderful and it left my face so clean, smooth and I noticed most of my blackheads were gone! My pores were so clean! I definitely will add this on my list of things to buy once I use up my other masks!

I loved all of these products and I cannot wait to finish my other moisturizers, creams, face washes, and masks so I can switch over to Perfectly Posh! I love the fact that they are made up of completely natural ingredients and their products are so affordable!

If you’re interested in purchasing or browsing through Perfectly Posh products, click here!

I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.

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Birchbox July 2014

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I resubscribed to Birchbox last week and had no idea I would still be able to get July’s box! I was excited because I thought the theme, Women’s Health, was interesting!

For those who don’t know, Birchbox is a monthly beauty sampling subscription service that costs $10/month!

Birchbox is one of my favorite subscription services because I find myself using and loving everything I receive!

Another reason I love Birchbox is their INCREDIBLE points system! For every item in your box you review, you receive 10 Birchbox points, which is equal to $1 in the Birchbox store. These points add up since you can get $5 or more worth of store credit each month!

Onto the item I received:

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Each box comes with a card listing what the box contains.

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Beauty Protector and Treat Mask: 1 oz – $6.50

Naobay Body Radiance Lotion: 1 oz – $3.00

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Marcelle New Age 8 in 1 Power Serum: 7 mL – $8.15 

Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel: 7 mL – $4.80

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Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Sampler: .08 oz – $3.00 (not sure about this)

All subscribers also received a free subscription to Women’s Health magazine!

I love all the items I received and know I will be using it all! Do you subscribe to Birchbox? If so, what did you receive and were you happy about your box?

If you want to subscribe to Birchboxclick here!


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