Saturday, October 11, 2014

October Beauty Box 5 Review

This is my second Beauty Box 5.

What is it?
It is a monthly beauty box subscription. It costs $12 a month I believe. You get five products each  month. Some full size, some sample size. So far I have been pleased with my selections.
This month I got:
Chapstick hydration Lock , Retail Value $2.99
I like this and will definitely use it
Bellapierre Cosmetics Cheek and Lip Stain in Pink Full Size Retails for 19.99 (sample was not full size)   I probably won't use this as a cheek stain, but I put it on over my chapstick and liked it as lipstick.

Extend your beauty Cosmetic Tool, Retails for $5.49. This tool is to get the last bit of product out of a  hard to reach beauty product. I don't see myself using this. The tip is dishwasher-safe so it could be used over and over. We shall see, but I don't think I'll use it.

I don't usually like or wear the nailpolishes that I get but I have this fantasy that someday I'll grow my nails and be able to  paint them in these pretty colors. I do know in the real world that I will not be growing my nails and even if I did grow them, me painting them would look like a 5 year old did it. I really need to go in and re-do my profile so I don't get nailpolish but I just have not given up on the fantasy yet.
So anyway, this month I got a brand I've never heard of in a color I've never seen. Nanacoco. Color Illusionist..a purple/blue . Retails for $3.95. Full Size Sample.
And the final sample is Lashem Picture Perfect. Retails for $3.95 but this is definitely not full size. It's a pretty tiny sample. It is wrinkle cream, or if you don't have wrinkles yet it says that it can be used as a primer blend.

So, if you add up the products that were full size you are at $12.49 retail.  plus the samples in less than full size. Not sure I'd buy any of this other than the chapstick so maybe not worth it this month but going to the mailbox and finding a little blue/green box with goodies is enough to make me I think I'll keep this for a bit longer. I still find Ipsy to be my favorite.  When it arrives this month I will do a review on it too.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 8 2014 Update

I had another birthday yesterday. The way to take the sting out of getting older is to think you are older the entire year before. I think I've done this a few times poor memory actually pays off sometimes! :)

I had a great day. Tons of facebook messages (who doesn't LOVE all the greetings from your friends on your b'day!--brilliant move Facebook) flowers and a big balloon from my loves , cake from a co-worker, a certificate for a massage from my mom....just a good day over all. I didn't hear from my sister but I am not going to let that bother me (much)..she lives in her own little world and I've been shown many times that I am often not even thought of in that world.  My step mom called and we chatted for a long time. I enjoyed hearing from her but it's always a little bitter sweet , missing my dad.

This last week we had cooler weather for the first time in forever. It was actually a bit chilly when I let the dogs out one morning. I went to look and my phone said 63 degrees! Of course it was back in the high 80's by lunch but still it was so nice while it lasted.

Life is getting busier. Our busy season is approaching fast at work. I'm thankful because it's also when the money comes in but it's squeezing the hours out of my days and I'm finding less and less time to post stuff on ebay or ship and shop for Amazon. I need to manage my time better on weekends and stop being such a lazy butt.

I'm getting super excited about going to go see Garth Brooks next week (Vic and I both have b'days within a week of each other so we usually do something big for our b'days) The concert is several hours away so we are planning a weekend away type of thing. It will be nice to have a dog hair free weekend! :)

Anyway, I hope that you are having a fabulous October so far.