Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ipsy May 2014 Review

Rounding out my Beauty Subscriptions this month is Ipsy!  My Glam Bag came on Friday the 16th, so it was a nice way to cap-off the week!

For anyone not familiar with Ipsy, it's a monthly beauty subscription that runs $10/month (including shipping.)  You get an assortment of 4-5 items and a make-up bag every month.  The items are chosen for you based on the profile you fill out when you sign up - you can change it at any time.  Ipsy has a point based reward system, but it's not nearly as lucrative as Birchbox's set-up (though the value per bag on Ipsy is usually better.)  Generally speaking, Ipsy tends to be more make-up heavy, whereas Birchbox tends to be more general beauty items.  This month was a bit of an anomaly for Ipsy with only one make-up item.  If you're interested in signing up, please use my referral link! Onto the bag contents!

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 2014 Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag

Before you ask, no, I didn't sign up for a new Subscription Box!  This one you're able to buy just one month at a time.

Rainbow Honey is a brand that was featured in April's Ipsy Bag.  With every item featured in an Ipsy Bag, there's a special offer that is posted.  Rainbow Honey was offering 25% off.  Their mystery bags come out once per month and you can choose the mini size for $10 + shipping (which is reasonable!) or the full-size for $25 per month.  You can either buy just one (like I did) or sign up for a true subscription.  I decided to purchase the mini bag since I love the idea of mini polishes!  I mean really, how often do you actually use an entire bottle of polish? I'd rather have lots of options!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Birchbox May 2014 Review

Birchbox time again!  I'm a little late in posting my review, I received the box on Monday.  I got a 7 item box this month, which was awesome, even if I'm not thrilled with all the items.

For May they were working with Kate Spade Saturday - the inside of this box is super cute!  You also received a coupon for $25 off a $75 purchase (which I won't be using, so if you want it, let me know!)  For anyone not familiar with Birchbox, it's a monthly beauty subscription box that costs $10/month (including shipping.) They promise to ship by the 10th of every month and it comes via USPS in the mailbox.  You fill out a beauty profile to indicate your likes, skin tone, hair type, etc. So in theory, every box is tailored to you.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Graze Review: Boxes 3 & 4

After our last Graze Box, Geoff and I decided to up from every month to every 2 weeks.  I'm so glad we did!  I love our tasty snacks!  Also good timing because they recently changed the options for receiving boxes to every 2 weeks or every week.  I think we're pretty good with every two weeks for now!  Since we've moved to every two weeks, I'll probably combine my reviews for every couple boxes.

If you haven't read my other Graze reviews, it's a subscription Box for natural and healthy snacks.  They're single-portioned and based on your preferences.  We left everything in our profile as "try" but you can mark things as "like" or "love" and you'll receive them more often, or "trash" them and never receive them again.  There is so much to try, so all of our "trash" items aren't even that we don't like them, it's that we'd be okay not getting them again and want to try other stuff.  If you'd like to try Graze, you can use my friend code to get your first and fifth box free (I will also get $1 off my next box!)

In this box we received (starting from top left and moving clockwise) Bonnie Oatbakes which are oat cookies that you can dip in an onion marmalade.  This was all Geoff, I'm not a huge onion fan.  It wasn't his favorite, so this one we marked trash - not bad, just not something we'd want again.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Influenster Review: Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese

Last month I received my Ipsy bag, Graze Box, and Influenster Vox Box on the same day!  It was a very exciting mail day.  Influenster is a social website where you can review products.  Occasionally, they'll also send out a "Vox Box" with items that companies are promoting.  I received this as part of their program (so free, I didn't pay anything for it.)

When I found out I got it, I thought I would just get a few coupons for some cheese.  Instead it came with a fantastic lunch box!  I love that it came with more than just some coupons - I will gladly advertise Sargento everytime I bring lunch with me to work.