Saturday, May 31, 2014

Julep May 2014 Mystery Box Review (Memorial Day Sale Mystery Boxes)


So I caved and bought two of the ten Mystery Boxes that Julep offered for three days over Memorial Day Weekend.  I am not a Maven because I can't use that much polish but I do like to get new polishes every now and then.

The Memorial Day Mystery Boxes came in a variety of prices from $10-$40.  I chose Box #7 and Box #9.  Each box came with a hint.  One was Splatter and Smooth and the other was Sparkle and Shine.


Box #9 actually came in a bag.  The spoiler was that everyone would get Taylor and the hint was Splatter and Smooth.
Box #7 came in the best box EVER!  The spoiler was that everyone would get Roz.  The hint was Sparkle and Shine.


I shouldn't have been surprised to see nail buffers with part of the hint being "smooth".  But I was.  I actually was expecting one polish and one product and I was wrong.  Well, I was right, just not in the way I was expecting.


Max- Splatter!  Black and white Graffiti Top Coat.  I actually am pretty excited to use this and see how it works!

Taylor- Cool Mediterranean Blue.  A soft faintly purpley blue.  I like it!

Buffer Blocks- eh, boring.  Mostly because I got them as an add on on my last order!

This box was $10 with a value of $28 (retail prices, not Maven).


Box #7!  I am so in love with this box I can hardly stand it! It has a flip top and closes magnetically!  This is the small Julep Gift Box.  The hint for this box was Sparkle and Shine.


Missy- Titanium Metallic.  Not high on my list of wants but I actually have a silver one I unexpectedly love so this will make a nice addition.

Kamala- Orangey brownish shimmer. Not the official description but I can't find the real one anywhere

Roz- Cranberry Shimmer.  Very pretty, love it!  This was a spoiler so I knew it was in there.

Cuticle Sticks- Boring but necessary, I suppose.

This box was $25 and valued at $42..  Again, I was expecting product besides nail polish but I was wrong.  I'm a little bummed but this is a Mystery Box and at least it didn't have ridiculously hideous colors in it.

Only Missy and Max are still available for purchase.  I do suppose they have to get rid of their extra stock somehow but I wish it wasn't in Mystery Boxes.  If I love a polish I receive in a mystery box, there's no way to get another one!  And Julep polishes are only 8ml so it's going to disappear faster.

VERDICT: I'm happy with my new Julep polishes.  Yes, I was expecting some product in #7 but the polishes I got are summer appropriate!  That is key.  I was thinking I might trade one or two but after looking at them more closely, I think not.  I will keep them all and use them.

If you would like to sign up to become a Maven, click here.  You can get a Limited Edition Summer Brights Welcome Box when you sign up with the code HELLOYOU.  Or you can use the code FREEBOX and get your first box free!

Any tips on what to use my new Max black and white splatter graffiti with?!

*referral/affiliate links were used in the making of this post :)

Memebox Releases Luckybox #6!


Luckybox #6 is Just Arrived
If you couldn't grab Memeboxes or Luckyboxes before it was sold-out, don't miss out this time.  For Luckybox #6 we've included the best items from Memeboxes and Luckybox from #2~#5!

Shipping Starts July 8th!


Luckybox #6

Pre-Summer Sale: 20% Off All Orders Above $100,
only until this Saturday!

Promo code: MEME20%OFF

New Arrivals: Superbox #30 Aloe Vera & Memebox Skincare
MAY PROMO CODE
$5 off on orders over 3 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3 Click Here!


*YOU CANNOT USE TWO PROMO CODES TOGETHER*

*affiliate codes were used in the making of this post :)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Memebox Office Essentials Official Spoiler!

Memebox Office Essentials
I already ordered up Memebox Office Essentials because of the Secret Key spoiler.  But now they've released a teaser YouTube video!

Office Essentials is a special edition Memebox and will contain 4 - 8 full sized products and deluxe samples, carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products. The contents may vary from hair and body products, to skin care and cosmetics.

The Cost: $23

Ships June 20th





Here is the video:




Now we already know that one product is the Secret Key Starting Treatment Aura Mist.  This video gives a good idea of what other kids of products we can expect!

So based on the video, there will also be:

A lipgloss/lipstick/chapstick type of item (yay, my favorite!!).  As long as its not a Tonymoly Lip Tint, I'll be happy!
and
Tea, definitely, tea!! I love tea, hooray!

I can't tell if the sleepy comments and the nothing to drink comments are both for tea.  I think they are because I can't think of anything else.
And I think the Secret Key Mist is for the dry skin.

I'm still pretty excited about this box and I'm really glad I'm getting it!  I wish I would have gotten the express shipping bundle with Hair and Body 2, though.

If you decide to purchase don't forget your coupons!

Use MEME20%OFF for 20% off orders over $100.

Use MEMEBUNDLE3 for $5 off 3 Memeboxes.

Use FLQO5H for $3 off one order (universal code with only one use until June 30).

Head over to Memebox and check out their new Skin Care and Aloe Vera boxes!

*referral/affiliate codes were used in the making of this post :)



Square Hue First Box Free Deal!



So I just discovered SquareHue.  I swapped for one of their nail polishes and fell in love with it! I signed up over on their website to receive emails and I just got a deal in my mailbox I thought I would share!

The Cost: $14.99/month (plus $5 shipping)

What You Get: 3 full size limited edition nail polishes delivered to your door each month.

SquareHue is 5-free and their polishes are made in the USA.  They do no animal testing.

I was going to care about having to pay $5 shipping until I read that they donate a portion of their proceeds to worth causes.

Currently a portion of all monthly subscription proceeds are being donated for prevention awareness, the protection of trafficked victims and the prosecution of human traffickers.  Proceeds are donated to the A21 Campaign.


I tried to take a good picture of the color I swapped for but I just couldn't get the shimmer.  It's purple.  But its blue.  And its got pink sometimes.  I don't know what they call that kind of polish. I'm not an expert but I LOVE it!

Anyway, I just signed up!  Use code: FREEBOX to get your first box for just $5 shipping.  You can cancel right from your account after you get your box.  At checkout the code box is above the area where you put your name and address.

Even better you can SUSPEND your account whenever you want to skip a month!  How awesome is that?!  I *always* appreciate it when there is a suspend feature.  I also think you should always be able to cancel online, too.  SquareHue knows what they are doing!

I'm looking forward to June's box!  Summer colors are promised!

Make sure you sign up right away because this code ends May 31st at 11:59PST!

Memebox Superbox #14 Night Care Reveal



Superbox #14 Night Care shipped yesterday! Express shipping is where it's at!  I might have to invest in that.

"Superbox was inspired by our Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with it's own theme, designed to target particular concerns."
Here's what Memebox says about this box:

The time between 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. is when your body regenerates and resets itself for the next day!

This is why night care is so important for healthy and radiant skin.

Want a D-I-Y spa night? Night Care Box is dedicated to bringing you easy-to-use home care that intensely regenerates and replenishes your skin overnight.

Follow our night care formula and make sure you get enough of that beauty sleep - you'll be amazed at how refreshed you look the next morning!

The Cost: $39

NIGHT CARE
Here are the contents of Superbox #14


Pure Label Water Drop Sleeping Pack Pomegranate-120g- Extreme moisture mask worn overnight to intensely hydrate.  It's not a mask but a rich cream/gel that soaks in for use over night.


Secret Key Angel Mist Wrap Steam Cream-80g- Highly enriched with vitamin A and vitamin E, this nourishing steam cream will deliver rich nutrition, hydration, brightening and pore-tightening effects to your tired, damaged skin while you have your beauty sleep! This smart cream can also be used anywhere else on your body in need of deep nourishment.


Derma House Micro Pearl Skin Scaling Cream-280g- Micro Pearl skin scaling cream exfoliates skin skin through the mechanical action of the micropearl powder. The application of MicroDerm skin scaling cream actually stimulates blood flow to the skin surface. This enhances the oxygenation of the skin, increasing skin cell renewal and regrowth of collagen.


Calmia Silky Perfect Foot Peeling-160g- Ack! Peel your foot inside little booties. This scares me so much but it works apparently.

Beau Sella Wrinkle Solution Placenta Eye Cream- Advanced placenta treatment diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and prevents new ones from appearing.

I think this box looks like fun.  I don't know if I could ever use something with placenta in it, though.  These are all full size items which is nice.  However, for myself I don't think I can justify the $40 price tag.  I still prefer the regular Memeboxes and the Luckyboxes for value and content.

*referral/affiliate links were used in the making of this post :)

Glossybox May 2014 Review + Coupon Codes


The month of May was a collaboration for GLOSSYBOX with Bergdorf Goodman.  Those of us lucky enough to already know about Glossybox or were already subscribed got this box for $21.  Those unsuspecting Bergdorf Goodman shoppers had to pay $40 for this same box!  Well, not exactly the same.  The in-store BG box didn't have the super awesome $25 gift card in it!

The Cost: $21/month.

What You Get: 5 Luxury deluxe size samples from well-known and emerging beauty brands.


This months GLOSSYBOX arrived with a $25 Gift Card to Bergdorf Goodman.  This expires on June 15th so make SURE you use it immediately.
If you got more than one box you can stack your gift cards easily.  These are not promo codes, they are actual gift cards with PIN numbers and everything.  There is no minimum purchase either.


My box of goodies made me so happy!  When your boxes ship and you receive tracking, you can go into your Glossybox account and check your surveys.  These will show what you are receiving in your box.
When I checked mine, only five items showed up so there was one mystery item.  I was SO happy to see that it was the Lancome L'Extrait!!  I'm very excited to try it!

Memebox Superbox #13 Pore Care Reveal and Coupon Codes


Superbox #13

Superbox #13 Pore Care has shipped!  For lucky people who live a lot closer to Korea than I do, the boxes have already arrived!!

This Pore Care box is sold out but you can get Pore Care #2 while it is still available.

The Cost: $39

Pore Care #2 ships on June 17th.  I got this one and I can't wait, especially after seeing the spoiler :)







Pore Care Superbox #13 Contents:


 O'GCE Blackheads All Clear Nose Pack + Pore Tightener Full Set- This is a set of Korean Biore strips.

Velieve White Clay Mask 280ml- This was the spoiler for the box.  Cleanse your pores of dirt and oil, tighten enlarged pores, and enhance your overall complexion with this refreshing pore clay mask.

SNP Pore Contraction Whitening Gel Cream 100ml- A total cream that concentrate the function of Pore astringency, trouble soothing, whitening, resilience improvement. Spreading moisturizing feeling as soon as applied, enhances water retention in the skin itself with honey extract.

Nella Fantasia Pore Jelly Pop Blackhead Remover 60ml- This is a silicon bristle brush with a gel you squeeze out (like a push pop).  You brush your nose with this and it cleans your pores.

Alonism Pore Tuning Erasing Balm 30g- For all skin types. Pore tightening and oil control.


And for those of us who missed out on the first Pore Care Box there is a spoiler for Pore Care #2!

LABEL YOUNG SHOCKING PACK -
The wnner of the famous blind test for pore care products, this is a 3-in-1 multi pore care, scrub, and cleansing product which works to prevent enlarged pores by fighting against any excess blackheads, whiteheads, sebum and makeup residues on your skin. Plus, it's huge with a 100g size.

Don't forget to use your coupon codes if you decide to make a purchase!

MEMEBUNDLE3 for $5 off 3 Memeboxes.
MEME20%OFF for 20% off any purchase $100 or more.
FLQO5H for $3 off one order (universal one time use, expires end of June).


*referral/affiliate links were used in the making of this post :)



New Memeboxes! Skincare and Aloe Vera Boxes Released May 30!

Memebox has released some more new boxes!  I should have known the second I used my points that more would come out! Now I am desperately interested in Skin Care box!


Memebox Skin CareMemebox Skin Care Special Edition

This day and night skincare routine-in-a-box addresses all your everyday skincare needs. From pre-mature wrinkling and fine lines, large pores, rough texture, to dull and dry skin, this basic Skincare box is customized to reveal everything you wanted to know about Korean skincare!

The Cost: $29 Use this link to get $3 off your box until June 30.

Ships July 18th


                                                             Superbox #30 Aloe Vera Cosmetics




Superbox #30Greatly praised and long-cherished as a miracle herb in the beauty world, aloe vera is a highly succulent plant enriched with various vitamins, minerals, and other anti-inflammatory properties, which help treat blemishes, defend against signs of aging, deliver intensive hydration, and even provide instant relief from sun burns in the summer.
The Cost: $32

Ships July 11th






Don't forget to use your coupons if you can:

MEME20%OFF for 20% off purchases over $100 dollars
MEMEBUNDLE3 for $5 off 3 Memeboxes
FLQO5H for $3 off one order (universal one time use, expires end of June)









Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blush Mystery Box June 2014 Spoilers!

I love my Blush Mystery Box each month.  It is hands down one of my most favorite subscription boxes ever.  The variety is fantastic, the products are great quality and brands I love.

The Cost: $24.95/month.

What You Get: More than $100 worth of beauty products including make up, skin care and hair care!  Usually full size with some deluxe samples.  Free gifts sent with purchase as well.





La Bella Donna
This months feature product is Briogeo Don't Dispair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask!

This will be a FULL SIZE product! It's a 5.25oz jar and is for dry, damaged or chemically treated hair.

This is a fantastic product with no parabens, silicons or phthalates!  Just what your hair needs to be intensively moisturized!  With antiodidant rosehip, avocado and argan oils, your hair will be nourished and revived!








This months box has FOUR full size items!  It's just one more thing to love about the Blush Mystery box.  They don't skimp on what they give you and they also send free gifts most of the time, too!  It arrives early in the month so there is no super long waiting period either.

Here is what else we will receive this month:

products



1. NYX Be Free Palette with 25 eyeshadows, 3 shades of blush and 7 lipglosses.

2. Dermanew Cleansing Cream for Sensitive Skin.  Full Size.  Gentle enough to hydrate dry and dehydrated sensitive skin.

3. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Seasilk Oil Gel- Full Size.  A softening hair treatment and styling gel in one!

4. Phyto Phytolisse Ultra-Glossing Finishing Serum.  Deluxe Sample.  Defines curls, tames frizz and helps dull hair appear shiny and full of life.








This months box is definitely hair focused but the addition of a full size NYX palette rounds it out.  Blush tends to be big on skin care and less about make up so this is a nice change!



Treatsie May 2014 Review


Treatsie is a monthly sweets subscription that focuses on small batch, artisan treat vendors.

The Cost: $15/month plus $4.95 shipping

What You Get: Each box includes amazing artisan sweets from 3 – 4 small, independent vendors, which change every month, and has a retail value of $20 – $25 before shipping.


I received my box today.  I had to contact them because the tracking that they sent me never updated.  They decided to send me a replacement box and included extra sweets to make up for it.


First look!  It looks good!  Nice and full.  I already knew what was going to be in this box because they spoiled it on their website so I wasn't too surprised by what was in there.


CC Made Caramel Corn-  The flavors sent were Classic, Rosemary Cashew and Pistachio Nut. Unfortunately, I don't like caramel corn at all.  After tasting this, I like it even less.  These pouches are quite small at only one ounce each.  I tried the Classic.  It tasted quite burnt.  Meaning it tasted just like burnt popcorn with a candy coating.  We all know that the taste of burnt popcorn cannot be over come.  There is no disguising that taste.  I was so disappointed.
I had been prepared to change my mind about caramel corn.  Instead it was reinforced.  I know this is not Treatsies fault but rather the CC Made company.  I'm disappointed that CC Made sent out inferior product.  How can they expect to get customers when their tasting batches are burnt?!



Willamette Valley Confectionary Sweet Heart Pâte de Fruit in Marionberry, Strawberry & Rhubarb and Raspberry- made from about 40% whole fruit or berries using non-GMO corn glucose and beet sugar. The pâte de fruit is made in the classic French style using sugars and pectin to create an exquisite jelly confection bursting with flavor. These are Vegan and have No Gluten Ingredients.
I opened the Strawberry & Rhubarb to try a taste.  They suggest pairing these with wine but I don't drink wine so that's never going to happen.  Strawberries and rhubarb are one of my favorite combinations and after the let down of the caramel corn, I was looking for something tasty.  Sadly, it was not to be.  The smell of these is incredibly off putting.  They smell exactly like rancid vegetable oil!  I tried not breathing while taking a bite and it's not just the smell, it's in the tasting of it, too!  I can't figure out why they taste and smell like that because they don't have any vegetable oil in them!
So I opened the Raspberry one to see if it had the same problem.  The Raspberry is actually good.  It does have just the barest hint of rancid oil smell but NOTHING like the Strawberry Rhubarb.  I wonder if being shipped in the heat degraded them or something.


I do have to admit that I am feeling terrible about blogging my experience.  I don't like to say awful things but I can't help the truth.  But we will end on a high note!

Serendipity Confections Sea Salt Caramels-  These are delicious.  Heaven.  Perfect caramel texture, soft and gooey but not too stringy, either.  These were 2 HUGE caramels, too.  I ate half of one and saved the rest for later. Very good!

Extra Sweets-  These were sent because they lost my order.  I was a teensy bit disappointed that it was only two caramels but Avenue Sweets is my favorite.

Avenue Sweets Caramels in Vanilla-  In my eyes, AvenueSweets is THE perfect caramel.  The texture, the flavor, the over-all caramel experience is perfection.  I would buy these in a heartbeat if Treatsie didn't charge an arm and a leg for shipping.

Random Vanilla Caramel- No clue what brand this caramel is but it was the least of the bunch.  No ooey, gooey goodness, no subtle but flavorful taste.  This was a chew and swallow kind of caramel.  I like it when they are soft and melty in your mouth.

VERDICT:  This box, quite frankly, was a dud.  The first problem is the lack of variety.  There were only three things. I was lucky to get two extra caramels which the regular subscriber would not get.  The lack of variety is disappointing.  It's cutting off a large portion of your customer base when you send so few things. Not everyone is going to like everything, that is true.  But when you only send three things you have less of a chance for the customer to find something they like.  I paid $4.95 for this box with a generous promotional discount.  I am glad that Treatsie gave new customers the opportunity to try their box for the price of shipping only.  I just wish I had had a better experience.

Having rancid jelly fruits and burned popcorn is not Treatsies fault but it makes me wonder if Artisan treats are the way to go.  If the confectioneries can't quality control their items, they are only hurting themselves.  When people like me get burned caramel corn, they'll say so.

Treatsie is not for me.  I guess I don't have a big enough sweet tooth.  If you would like to try them for yourself, you can find their website here.  They do have some delicious treats which you can buy separately from a box in their shop.  If you sign up for emails they will send you promotions and coupons.

**Update: I contacted Treatsie about my spoiled treats and they responded back very quickly.  They are sending me more AvenueSweets caramels because I said I didn't want to risk the Fruit Pate in the heat again.  This is VERY nice of them and I appreciate the excellent customer service. So again, while this may not be the box for me, I do still recommend them as a company if you are the type that loves sweets of all kinds.

*referral links were used in the making of this post :)

Memebox Mini #2 Review + Coupon Codes

My Memebox Mini #2 arrived along with my Memebox Mini #1 today!  Memebox is a company that curates boxes full of Korean beauty products and sends them to your door.  It is not a subscription service so you must choose your boxes and then wait for them to arrive.

The Cost: $15/box.  Use MEMEBUNDLE3 to get $5 off 3 Memeboxes.  Use  FLQO5H to get $3 off one order.

What You Get: 5-6 deluxe size and foil samples, curated by Memebox to give you the best and widest array of quality Korean beauty and skincare products.
Every Memebox arrives with an information card except the Naked Boxes.  Information cards are very nice to have because they tell you how to use the product that you've received.  I can't read Korean so I'm really happy these are included.  I hope they'll start adding them to the Naked Boxes, too.

Memebox Mini #1 Review + Coupon Codes

My Memebox Mini #1 arrived today!  Memebox is a company that curates boxes full of Korean beauty products and sends them to your door.  It is not a subscription service so you must choose your boxes and then wait for them to arrive.

The Cost: $15/box.  Use MEMEBUNDLE3 to get $5 off 3 Memeboxes.  Use  FLQO5H to get $3 off one order.

What You Get: 5-6 deluxe size and foil samples, curated by Memebox to give you the best and widest array of quality Korean beauty and skincare products.
Each box comes with an information card.  This is really necessary because most of the products that you receive have only Korean written on them!  It's hard to know how to use something when you don't know what it is!  So the info cards tell you what you are receiving and how to use it.
This is the first Mini box that Memebox has ever put together so it's not only the first one I've received but the first one that anyone has!  It arrived with all the samples in a really cute and pretty heavy duty cloth bag.
When I first signed up for the Memebox Mini I was worried there would be too many foil packets in the box.  They did warn in the description that it was possible to receive them but the only foils in this box were extras and not included in the contents of the box!  Six deluxe size samples!
Botantical Hill Boh Moist Youth Ampoule Essence-4ml- A liquid essence that helps bright skin tone

Botanical Hill Boh Moist Youth Ampoule Essence-5ml- A gel essence to help nullify wrinkles and hydrate.

These both smell amazing in my opinion.  Which is good because its a pretty strong scent.  While the Moist Essence looks like it is a dropper, it is  not.  It has a pointy tip like a Neosporin tube.
 Holika Holika Skin & Good Cera Super Cream-  I have been wanting this!  It's packed with ceramides which is a skin identical ingredient.  This is SUPER hydrating and helps create a barrier to keep moisture from escaping for 72 hours!  This is a sneaky sample though because the bottom is hollow.  It's a super thick cream with a light scent that kind of reminds me of a gardeny lemon kind of smell.

Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule BB SPF 30 PA++-5ml-This has royal jelly extracts and will deliver rich nutrition and deep relief to your skin.  It has a light oil-based texture and glides onto your skin.  IT does have a light tint and will give you a bright, glowing complexion.  You only need a single drop, it says.  Not sure if 1 drop will give you must SPF though.
A True Black Tea All Day Long Sun Cream SPF 50- Protects, soothes and hydrates all day long.
Made from Ronde Du Soleil blending of black tea, orange zest and cinnamon black tea.  This smells like perfume and goes on white.  Really white.  Like the white sunscreen does.  Is that the zinc kind?  Now that I've sat here awhile with this on, I don't like it.  I put the tiniest drop on my arm and I need to open the windows to air the room out.  Powerful scent.

Witch's Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base- Since this is an extra it has no information on the card.  Here is what it says on the pouch: Make-up base for who need fully moisture.  Immediately water supply by gold ingredient.  Make your skin glossy and shiny. Thats exact wording.  I used it.  It *does* have "gold ingredient" in it. It doesn't smell like anything.  It's a clear gel (besides the gold flakes).  Luckily it didn't actually make my face shiny but I did have to rub it in really well to get rid of the glitter flakes.  I'll have to check later and see if that really worked.

Verikos Ultra Matte Velvet Primer-3ml- The perfect primer for oily skin types.  This will soften and smooth out your uneven skin tone and texures, covering and filling pores adn wrinkles.  It also helps maintain a natural moisture/oil balance and is packed with Vitamin E and A.

VERDICT- There is a lot of fun stuff in this Mini!  I definitely don't care for the Black Tea Sun Cream but everything else is worth a try.  I'm very happy to get the Good & Cera cream and the Hanskin!  I'm super interested to try the Verikos and the Botanical Hill essences, as well.  This was totally worth the $15 and its even better because shipping was free!

If you think you might want to get a Memebox, check out Memebox.com!  The Mini's are currently sold out but I highly recommend getting their Memebox #11.  It's a great value and the best introduction you'll get.  Plus it ships immediately!

See the current boxes available right here.

Check my Memebox Deals page for all the latest coupons and news.
*Referral/affiliate links were used in the making of this post :)

Nina Garcia #NGQ03 Quarterly.co SPOILERS!!

I am so thrilled right now!  Mainly because I tweeted @NinaGarcia and she replied!!  But also because of the answer to my question!

Nina Garcia has been throwing hints out left and right for her #NGQ03 box.

The Cost:  $100/quarterly.

What You Get: A box of fantastic products hand picked by Nina Garcia.  She usually has several items completely unique to her box that can't be purchased anywhere else.


If you would like to subscribe to this box, head over to quarterly.co and sign up!  It ships in June.  They don't charge until it ships.



See full Review for NGQ03 HERE!

Here is what we know:


It takes us to her favorite country in the world.

This has been established as Brazil.

The song "Corcovado" could be the theme song for her box.

Corcovado is a mountain in Rio de Jainero, Brazil!

She then posted Shakira's Lalala World Cup 2014 song and said it could also be part of her box soundtrack.
Later she posted an entire Spotify soundtrack of Latin music.


One item in the box is worth $100 and can be found at Net-A-Porter (though not exclusively).  I hunted through everything there and found a pair of Frends Gold Earbuds, a Michael Kors clutch and several kinds of beauty products for $100.  I'm hoping for the clutch (but I doubt it), based on her previous hints, a lot of music is involved so the earbuds would make sense (but they are no longer available on Net-a-Porter so maybe it wont be that).

AND NOW! ONE NEW PIECE OF INFORMATION!!

I tweeted Nina Garcia and asked her if she could include something World Cup related in our boxes.

Her answer: "I will :)"

Now, most people don't know this but I *love* soccer football! Futbol!  I quit my job four years ago just so I could watch the entirety of the World Cup!  Well, I left because I was going to anyway but I always say it was for the World Cup since it *kinda* was.

File:Rio de janeiro copacabana beach 2010.JPG


There are so many wonderful things that could be included because of the Rio theme.  Rio is famous for it's Copacabana beaches.  Summer is coming up so I would love to see a wrap or a sunhat or even sunglasses.  I'm sure there will be a glorious skin care item since she has included something of that sort in all her last boxes.






Although, these are *her* boxes and she's putting in things she would want and that makes it fun! Knowing shes interested in World Cup types of things is pretty amazing.

But we all know she loves fashion first so there's got to be something else in that box. I cannot see her completely ignoring the fact that its SUMMER either. There's just no way. This is her first opportunity to put beachy/summery goodness in her box and I don't think she's going to pass that up.

So its sunny Rio, exotic Brasil, World Cup 2014, hot, sultry music and something found at Net-A-Porter!  I can hardly wait!


Get your FabFitFun VIP Summer Box for 25% off!!


Get your FabfitfunVIP Summer box for 25% off!!  This is a fantastic deal!

The Cost: $49.99/quarter. Use code:  MSA1C0D942 to get 25% off your box!  You'll get your first box for $37.49!  The code expires May 30th.  The code PLUM10 will give you $10 off your box, if you'd rather use it. 

What You Get: You will receive full-size, premium products delivered 4x per year.  The retail value of the Summer box is over $225!  Fabfitfun sends the best Beauty, Fitness, Fashion and Wellness products right to your door

The two spoilers are out:  You will receive a full size Sonya Dakar Flash Facial ($95) and a Thursday Friday Clutch ($35).  The Sonya Dakar Flash Facial is AMAZING!  I got a sample in one of my other boxes and it left my skin so silky soft and smooth!  I'm actually getting Fabfitfun just for this one product! I love it!


Thursday Friday apparently makes canvas bags with pictures of famous bags on them.  FabFitFun hinted that they would be sending a Chanel lookalike and I hope so.  Some of those other ones are hideous!

Besides these two spoilers there will be NINE other items in this box!  Wow!

If you want to subscribe, you can sign up here with my referral link.  Their order process is pretty cut and dry. Just the one page to pay.  The code is MSA1C0D942 for 25% off until May 30 or PLUM10 to get $10 off.  I'm not sure of the expire date on PLUM10.

*referral links were used in the making of this post :)

Memebox Restocks Superbox #2 and the Green Tea Box!

Memebox has been restocking boxes like crazy these last few days and that's good news for those of us who came late to this party!

Memebox Global #11


First up, Memebox #11 is still available!  Global Memeboxes are one of the best ways to get a taste of Korean beauty and skincare if you haven't done so before.  For those more seasoned, its a great way to try new things since the global boxes are about variety!  They have 5-8 full and deluxe size items.
The best part? This box ships right away so no waiting a month!

The Cost: $23 plus shipping



Superbox #15







The next wonderful thing is that Superbox #15 Green Tea has been restocked!  This is the box I don't think I will be able to resist!

The Cost: $39 plus shipping





Superbox #2





Also restocked are Superbox #2 Make Up Edition and Memebox For Him.













Don't forget to use MEMEBUNDLE3 for $5 off when you buy three boxes!  Also, you can use code  FLQO5H for $3 off any purchase.  It's a one time use code and is good til the end of June!

Head over to Memebox and check out all the goodies.  I'm so so so tempted to get the Green Tea Box!

*referral/affiliate links were used in the making of this post :)