Thursday, June 21, 2012

Free Benefit Duo from Sephora/Free Sephora Birthday Gift for Beauty Insiders

This year's birthday gift is so great--a Fresh mini lip duo! If you aren't a Beauty Insider, I highly recommend it. If nothing else, you get something cute on your birthday ;)

Not sure when this ends, but it's still on the website and I thought I'd pass it along with photos of mine that arrived yesterday. Use code DANDELION to get a free mini Benefit Dandelion highlighter and Ultra Plush lip gloss.

More SircleSample Samples

Just a few more to share-- e.l.f Hypershine Lip gloss and e.l.f. Shimmer Liner. Background on SircleSamples is in a post from earlier this month.

gloss in 'Berry Cherry'

These both retail for $1 and I have to say I'm impressed. The lip gloss gives nice coverage and isn't sticky at all. The name Hypershine had me worried it might be super sparkly or something, but it's just a good everyday gloss. Love that the pencil has a sharpener. There wasn't a color given on the pencil, but looking at the e.l.f. website I'm pretty sure it's 'Boldly Bronzed.'

Friday, June 15, 2012


So, I've been waiting on these for a while. Longer than said it would take, but whatever. It's all here! And it was free! The four that got here today (in the box below) Were all ordered more or less than the beginning of May. I emailed customer service twice to ask about them, and they were responsive if not exactly full of answers. They're still in Beta, so I totally understand. And really, how can I complain? These samples are fantastic!

For previous posts about SircleSamples, see here, here, and here. Oh, and here. The first and third of those explain what SircleSamples is, the other two are other free samples I've gotten.

Anyway, THRILLED with some of this stuff:

June 2012 Birchbox

June is my favorite month, no question. Well, maybe except for Christmas, but it's close. June is always so much fun--school is finally out (which is far more satisfying after a year of graduate school than it ever was as a kid), the sun is shining, and my birthday is at the end of the month. With that in mind, I was hoping this month's Birchbox would be awesome and I wasn't disappointed.

This month's theme--summer! Or rather, travel ready beauty products:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sample Society June

This was my first month as a Sample Society subscriber. Sample Society is's subscription service, and is backed by Allure. I've followed other people's boxes for a while and always been impressed with the sizes of the samples, so when a slot finally became open (after waiting 6+ weeks!) I jumped at the chance. The box also comes with a $15 off of $50 coupon for when you include a product from any of the brands in the month's box in your order. I really appreciate that it's based on the brand instead of the exact product--I think that'll make it much easier to use! If you use the $15 coupon your box is basically free.

Here's what was inside:

Sunday, June 3, 2012


This is in the running for the best subscription box I've gotten. Glossybox launched its first box this month (well technically the second, they raffled of the first batch in April). The $21 price tag is a little higher than most other boxes, and honestly I was planning on signing up for the first round and then unsubscribing since it seemed a bit steep for samples. Glossbox includes "five luxury travel-sized beauty products" a month. 

First off, the care they put into the packaging really impressed me:

The box is nice and sturdy, and will be easy to find a new use for...if nothing else it'd make a lovely gift box. Contents under the jump:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

As you know, I'm a big fan of the nail stickers that are everywhere lately. Sally Hansen Nail Effects came in my Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox, and I got to try out these for free to give you my opinions.

See pics/review:

Dr. Scholl's For Her Ball of Foot Cushions Review

Video review of Dr. Scholl's For Her Ball of Foot Cushions Review. I was given a set of these to test and review for free in my Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox.

Product Information from the Dr. Scholl's website:

Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist

Here's my video review of Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist. This was a complementary sample I was given through the Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox. The fragrance I got is Paris Amour, and I am in LOVE with this stuff. I'm not 100% sure when it happened, but B&BW updated their packaging and I think it's great looking. If you're interested you can check out their website at

Product Information from Influenster's product page:

Sheer Cover Review

Here's the first of three video reviews of products I received in my Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox. This review is about Sheer Cover Duo Concealer, and I did get it free to try out. My opinions are my own. You can learn more about Sheer cover at

Product information taken from the Influenster product page: