Ipsy Glam Bag June Unboxing

After almost a year break I decided to resub to Ipsy when they offered a nice come back gift. This bag was always hit or miss for me so I never know how the bag will suit me. 

If you are not familiar with Ipsy Glam Bag it’s a monthly bag of deluxe sample and full size beauty items. The company was started by makeup guru Michelle Phan. One of the big benefits of Ipsy is it’s cheap only $10 a month. Let’s see what I got!

First Look

Makeup Bag. This is one of the cutest bags I’ve ever gotten!

Kokie Cosmetics Polish in Atlantis at Last. Value $6. I’ve never heard of this brand before but I love this cobalt blue color. Can’t wait to try it out. 

Beauty for Real I-line 24-7 Eyeliner in 24 Karat. Value $14. I’ve gotten this brand a lot in different sub boxes and I like it. This gold shimmer eyeliner is where it’s at!  It’s fun to add a little shimmer sometimes and this will definitely do it!

NYX Professional Makeup Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé in Pink Cloud Value $6. This pinky coral color is perfect for me. I’m not much a fan of liquid blushes so this would be more a lip product for me. I like the brand and color but I decided to give this away as I have tons of lippies this color!

skyn ICELAND Glacial Face Wash with White Willow Bark. Value $4.  I love this brand for eye patches and eye creams.  Seriously the Icelandic Relief Eye Pen is a lifesave for me I haven’t tried this particular Cleanser but when I priced it I saw that white willow Bark is a natural source of salicylic acid.  I use salicylic acid products regularly so excited to see how this one works!

theBalm Cosmetics Balm Springs Blush. Value $4. I love this brand and the cute packaging!  This Blush is a great color for me and I’ll definitely try it out. 

This bag has a value of $34 which is great. This is seriously one of the best bags I have ever gotten from them. Perfect for me and I’m thrilled to be back!

June Play! by Sephora The Iconic Edition Unboxing 

Play! by Sephora is a sub box that I used to subscribe to. I always liked it but I have too much stuff so something had to go!  Recently Sephora released a special Play! edition called The Iconics edition that was only for VIB Rouge members (the highest level) and I decided to grab one. 

For this box we knew the brands but not the exact items we would receive

First Look

Product Book – a really nice booklet came with this bag.  It’s fancy. I didn’t even take pics of all the pages. 

Makeup Bag.  Sooo shiny. 

La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream. Value $40.80. La Mer is a brand I’ve rarely used cuz it’s just so expensive. It’s also perfumey which I hate. So I decided to sell this and I covered the price of this entire bag!  So glad to have this. 🙂

Dior Poison Girl. Value $7.80. This is a cute bottle but I am not a fan of the scent. That is no shock as I am not a perfume wearer. I’ll sell this one. 

Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara. Value $16.50. I don’t typically wear mascara but I’ve been thinking maybe for special occasions I might try it. I’ve tried other Burberry beauty products and it’s been very nice!

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine-In-Stick Lipstick Bright Strawberry Pink. Value $12.33.  This is a pretty bright color but I think it’s very pretty for summer. I like the YSL lippies as they wear well and give a nice consistent color. 

Guerlain L’or Pure Radiance Face Primer. Value $10.76. I’ve never tried this face primer but I have used the similar YSL one. I am really curious to see how it compares 

Tom Ford Black Orchid. Value $7.20. Blah another perfume. This is a nice brand but I wish we would have gotten another type of product. 

This has avalur of about $95 and I only paid $20 so it’s a great value. I do wish they had more of a variety of products instead of 2 perfumes. It’s still a great deal and I hope they release some more of these!

June Allure Beauty Box Unboxing

This is my second Allure Beauty Box and I was really happy with the first one. I actually saw the full spoilers for this box before I signed up!
Allure Beauty Box is a monthly box from Allure that features makeup and beauty finds. You also get a little mini magazine. 
Cost: $15 a month (you should be able to find a $5 off coupon for your first month)

First Look 

Product Card 

John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Hairspray.  2 floz. Value $4. My hair is frizzy on a good day and the summer humidity in KS is awful.  I will try any product that claims to have anti frizz properties so I’m definitely down for trying this one!

Deco Miami Nail Laquer in Feeling Fuego. Value $12.50. This polish came in the cutest box!  The polish itself is a fun summer coral. When I used it it showed up a little more orange on me but it was still really pretty.  

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer. Value $17.33. This little guy is the reason I subscribed to this box.  I’ve used this primer before and it’s great. It’s really pricey though so I knew it was worth more than the price of the box!

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum. Value $20.30. I’ve used tons of Juice Beauty products and they always work well. They like apple and are natural and cruelty free. My skin has been cranky with the hot weather so I’m not sure if I want to add this to my skincare routine or I may give this away or sell. 

St. Tropez Bronzing Face Sheet Mask. Value $9. This is a brand new to market product which is great!  This product is really intriguing but it’s really scary too. I’ve never had a sheet mask that fits perfectly and I’m very pale so I don’t want to have a face a lot darker than the rest of my body. Haha. We’ll see if I get brave enough to try it. 

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask. Value $14.50. This is a mask I have looked at purchasing before but I haven’t tried it yet. I’ve been using more wash off masks lately and this should be a nice one to try. 

I think this June box is just fantastic. Really interesting and good products. With a value of around $78 for the $15 I paid I don’t think I could be any happier!

Love with Food June Unboxing

Love with Food is a subscription box that I’ve had for ages. It contains a variety of fun snacks that are organic, natural and gluten free. There are several difffent plans available. I get the tasting box which is $7.99 a month and gives me at least 7 snacks a month.  They also give away a free meal for every box sold which is just fantastic if you ask me!

Let see what I got in my June box!

First Look

Angel Mint Original Mints. We always get a small candy in these boxes which I like. This month we got a chewy Mint candy which I will be happy to try. 

Daelmans Caramel Stroopwafel. Once I saw this in my box I pretty saw nothing else. I love Stroopwafels. They are seriously the best cookie ever. They are two thin waffle cookies with a filling of honey, chocolate etc.   I rarely allow myself to buy them as I will eat the entire bag at once. I got caramel ones in my box and they are already long gone. 

Vermont Smoke & Cure Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork Stick. I’ve seen these before at Whole Foods and wondered how they tasted. I’m excited to find out. 

Flapjacked Smoothie Mix with Greek Yogurt. I’m really not a fan of protein smoothies like this so I may give this away. 

Beanitos Baked White Bean Mac n’ Cheese Crunch I have received a lot of Beanitos in boxes over the years and I just don’t care for the taste of them. I’ll give these away. 

Lance’s PB&J Toasty Crackers. I’m a little surprised to see such a mainstream brand in the box but these are a bit unique. I try to avoid gluten, unless it’s something really tasty like the stroopwafel, so I will probably give these away. 

Crown Nut Co Plain Roasted Almonds.   Yum I love roasted almonds. These are a perfect snack to take to work. 

RW Garcia MixtBag Tortilla Chips. I love tortilla chips with salsa or cheese dip for a snack so I’ll definitely eat these. 

Honestly the moment I saw stroopwafels this box was a winner for me. But it’s always a great mix of snacks in these boxes

Althea Box #14 Dreaming of Green and Yellow Unboxing 

Althea is a Korean beauty site that I recently discovered. They have a lot of difffent products that ship directly from Korea. One thing I really like is they have theme boxes like the old Memebox days. I recently grabbed two boxes and here is my unboxing of the first second one.

The theme of this box I thought was a bit of a stretch as it’s just basically the color and no specific product type theme. It’s still fun though!  Let’s see what I got. 

First Look

Skinfood Freshmade Pineapple Mask. Value $10.  This was an item that I was really excited to try as I’ve used a pineapple exfoliation mask before and really liked it. Unfortunately after I checked the ingredients I found out a main one is olive oil which I’m allergic too. Boo.  

Petitfee Gold EGF Eye & Spot Patch. Value $7.  These are my favorite kind of eye patches as they have a gel texture and stick well the the undereye area. I like to use these in the evenings to help my puffy eyes. I’m happy to try these. 

A’pieu Gold Silk Blanket Mask. Value $3 I love the packaging on this mask so much I almost don’t want to use it. The sheet mask itself is actually a gold which for some reason is just really exciting for me.  Once I use this I’ll let you know how I like it!

Aritaum Real Pure Cleansing Foam Refresh. Value $7. The Althea website actually identifies this as Skinfood but it’s Aritaum. I had a hard time finding ingredients for this so I’m not sure I will use it. Also many cleansing foams have a higher PH then I like to use.

VDL Color Correcting Primer. Value $24. I have used this brand before and it’s pretty good. I do need a good green color correcting primer as I do have red areas in my skin. I’ll give this one a try.  

Aritaum Pore Master Control Powder. Value $8. I can always use powders like these as I tend to get greasy skin in the summer. I like that this is a smaller size as it will fit well in my purse!

Gram BanBan Sheet Mask. Value $3. I’ve used this brand mask pack before but not the sheet mask. It’s a dual mask targeting Pore cleansing and moisturizing. 

I calculate a $62 value for this box and I paid $28.20.  I like the products in this box with several I’m excited to try. Can’t wait to see what other boxes Althea releases!

Althea Box #02 Cute Box Unboxing

Althea is a Korean beauty site that I recently discovered.  I fell in love with Korean beauty with the original Memebox when they shipped internationally from Korea. When they stopped shipping internationally I really missed those boxes and the available ones just didn’t compare. So I was really excited to hear Althea opened up shipping of their boxes globally. I grabbed two boxes and here is my unboxing of the first one 

One difference in Althea boxes is that you know what is in the boxes before you buy. I’m Ok with that so I can pick boxes that will work for me.  This cute box was right up my alley with several things I really wanted. Let’s see what I got. 

First Look

Tony Moly Pikachu Mini Cushion Blusher in Rose Coral. Value $10. Tony Moly has the cutest packaging products I’ve ever seen so I’m not surprised to see this in the cute box. I’ve seen the Pokémon collection and this was actually on my wishlist. I love Pikachu and this blusher is adorable.  I mean do you see how the puff is a Pokeball?!?!  So cute. I’m not sure if I will use this or just squeal at how cute it is but I’m really glad to have it 

A;T FOX Gyulpi Sebum Control Pact. Value $20. I had a hard time finding this item for sale so I’m guessing at the value.  This is a brand that I haven’t seen since my old Memebox days but as I recall I really liked it. I can always use powders like that as my combo skin is super oily in the hot and humid KS summers.  This case is very cute and I love the little fox in the powder too!

The Face Shop Watery Tint – Red. Value $7. I don’t really like lip tints but this one is pretty cute with the Minnie Mouse ears and polka dots.  

Tony Moly Apple Hand Cream. Value $7. I’ve received this hand cream before and love the little apple container it comes in. As I recall the scent is a little too strong for my liking (I hate most scented things so no surprise there) so I may give this one away. 

With Shyan Nail Prep Set. Value $7

I received With Shyan products before in Memebox and I like them. I have a lot of nail polish and can always use base and top coat like this. These are super small bottles and I love how they come in a little set. 

ABBAMART Heart Puffs. Value $8

Aww these are cute makeup puffs. I’ll definitely use these!

Pure Smile Rainbow Lip Patch. Value $1

I really like Pure Smile brand which is more of a drugstore brand but still very good quality. I’ve used lip patches like this before (though never a rainbow one!) and they do moisturize the lips. I don’t find any long term benefits of them but they are fun to use!

Trying it out!

Pure Smile Sweet Lemon Hand Gel. Value $1. I can never get too much antibacterial hand gel and this a good size for my purse!

This box is worth about $60 and I paid $30 for it. I’m really happy with this box and it definitely fits the cute theme!

May Allure Beauty Box Unboxing 

Allure Beauty Box is one that I’ve always looked at but never subscribed too. When I saw the June box spoilers I decided to give it a try.  I didn’t realize I would get the May box first but it was a nice surprise!

Allure Beauty Box is a monthly box from Allure that features makeup and beauty finds. You also get a little mini magazine.  Right now there is a special where you also get a free Doucce palette when you sign up.  
Cost: $15 a month (you should be able to find a $5 off coupon for your first month)

First Look 

Product Card

This is the free palette I got with my first month!

Skinfix Foaming Clay Cleanser. 1oz. Value $4.40. I’ve received Skinfix items before in Target boxes and they are pretty nice.  I am very picky about my cleansers PH so I would have to PH test this to see if it’s low enough for me to use. 

This Works Stress Check Breathe Roll On.  5ml.  Value $18.75. Somehow I totally missed taking a pic of this but it’s an essential oil roll on. It has lavender, eucalyptus and some other nice scents. I do like essential oils so I will definitely give this one a try. 

Kneipp Lavender Body Oil .67oz. Value $6. There were several scents sent out and I got Lavender. I’ve never really used body oil and I don’t like being greasy so I’m not sure if I want to get this or not. 

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30. 15ml. Value $5.60. This is a great brand that I’ve tried several items from. I have never tried the sunscreen from this brand so I’m happy to get this. 

Luxie Blending Brush. Value $12. I’ve received several of Luxie brushes over the years in subscription boxes as I really like them. They are soft and work well. 

Doucce Eyeshadow in Jody. Value $8. I popped this shadow right into my new palette. Lavender is one of my favorite Eyeshadow colors. 

This box has a value of $54.75 not counting the free palette.  I’m happy with this box as there is a nice mix and several things I will use. I’m ready to get the June box as I know several things I really want in that one!