Ipsy Glam Bag – Review #3

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Ipsy is a monthly beauty bag subscription that costs $10 (plus tax) per month. You receive an exclusive makeup bag and five travel-size items every month. Ipsy offers products such as perfume, hair care products, and make-up.

You can read the first two reviews here.
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/02/16/ipsy-review-1-ipsy-ipsy/
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/17/ipsy-review-2/

Each month has a theme and April’s is Fresh Spring Beauty.

Here is a look at the five items plus the bag (the two masks were considered one item).

I adore the bag this month! It is so adorable with the lemon pattern.

Item 1: Tarte – Double Duty Beauty Base Tape Hydrating Primer – This hydrating primer is made to moisturize and smooth your skin for 12 hours. It is vegan and cruelty-free.

Item 2: Laura Sanchez – Moods Eyeshadow in Rose Gold Woman – We received a full palette from Laura Sanchez in our Glam Bag Plus and my teens love these shades (see here: https://esoterictartan.com/2019/04/13/ipsy-glam-bag-plus-review-1/).

Item 3: Sugar Cosmetics – Kohl of Honour INtense Kajal in Black Out – This is a nice eyeliner that goes on smoothly. It is transfer-resistant , smudge-proof, & waterproof.

Item 4: Billion Dollar Brushes – Fan Brush – This brush has “charcoal-infused bristles with antimicrobial powers.” The brush is super soft.

Item 5 (Part 1 of 2): Huangjisoo – Broccoli Plumping Mask – I’ve not had a chance to try these vegan masks. This mask is packed with vitamin C, beta carotene, and broccoli extracts for plumping and hydrating the skin.

Item 5 (Part 1 of 2): Huangjisoo – Red Fruits Brightening Mask – This vegan mask is made with acerola and redlove apple to brighten and even out dull skin.

My kids and I still love the Ipsy bags. We have the Ipsy profile geared more towards what they love with the more adventurous make-up and colors.

Ipsy has their own app so you can preview the items you are going to receive and purchase items directly from the app. They also offer a points system to earn free sample size products. You can earn points by reviewing your items every month and also earn points for referrals. They have products for purchase on their website as well. points for referrals. They have products for purchase on their website as well.

If this is something you would be interested in trying, please use my link below. If you have any questions about Ipsy, please leave them below.

https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_ref_v1&sid=link&refer=15216r

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Birchbox May 2019 Spoilers Released – Review

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box for beauty products (Birchbox Men’s also available). I am so excited for the May 2019 box! I keep saying that BIRCHBOX has quickly become my favorite subscription box for the products they offer and you will be able to see why in the sneak peeks below!

Typically for your monthly subscription box, you have three choices of boxes but for May you will have four! The selections open on 04/26 and the curated boxes tend to go fast.

You can choose a sample and the rest Birchbox chooses, Curated Box 1, or Curated Box 2. This month, they added the Skincare Made Easy Kit as a box option that I reviewed here:
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/30/birchbox-the-skincare-made-easy-kit-review/

Option 1: Choose of the three Sample Choice Options (and the rest of the box items as mystery items): jane iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, & Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle.

Option 2: Curated Box 1: Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator, amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Balm, Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray, Lipstick Queen Mornin’ Sunshine Lipstick, & Marcelle Xtension Plus Skyline Mascara.

Option 3: Curated Box 2: Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer – Doe My Dear, Moroccanoil Treatment Light – 1.7 oz., Real Chemistry Environmental Rescue Daily Serum, beautyblender beauty.blusher cheeky, Grande Cosmetics GrandeLIPS HydraPlump Plumping Liquid Lipstick, & Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter

Option 4: The Skincare Made Easy Kit: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye, Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make-Up Removing Micelle Solution – 500 ml, Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment, Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel, Acure Radically Rejuvenating™ Sheet Mask, Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment – 1.7 oz., HUM Nutrition Glow Sweet Glow Gummies, COOLA® Classic Moisturizer SPF 30 – Cucumber, PETER THOMAS ROTH Water Drench® Hyaluronic Cloud Cream – This kit is no longer available to purchase separately since they have an updated kit so I believe this is last chance on this one!

Normally I just review after I receive the products but I was so excited when I saw the preview today! Typically I have just chose and sample and let Birchbox fill in the rest because they do such an amazing job but I love all of these options! I would even take a 2nd Skincare Made Easy Kit because it has such good products that I have put to use!

If you are interested in subscribing to Birchbox, feel free to use my link below.

https://www.birchbox.com/invite/9lk3q

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Birchbox – Review #4

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Birchbox has quickly became my favorite monthly subscription box! They really have great brands and products that I have wanted to try and I truly get excited when I see their monthly curated boxes.

You can read my previous reviews of the Birchbox subscription boxes here:
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/11/birchbox-review-1/
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/11/birchbox-review-2/
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/14/birchbox-review-3/

All boxes are coded since there are a few different boxes they send every month. This particular box is coded 38826 and included a free bonus product.

This box included six items plus a freebie I signed up for so I received seven products in total. Look at these brands: Sunday Riley, Oribe, Ouai, Marcelle, Love of Color, Peter Thomas Roth, & Benefit Cosmetics!

Item 1: Love of Color – Liquid Shimmer Shadow in Eclipse – Full-size price $10.00 – This is a long-lasting crease-free liquid shadow that is metallic rose gold. This is a Birchbox EXCLUSIVE! It is cruelty & paraben free. https://www.birchbox.com/product/30859

Item 2: Marcelle – City Multi-Protection Tinted Cream SPF 25 in Fair – Full-size $22.00 – I have put a small swatch of the cardboard below. This product is really creamy but I have not used it yet so I don’t know how well it protects.
https://www.birchbox.com/product/31508

100% paraben & oil free. Made in Canada.

Item 3: Oribe – Dry Texturizing Spray – Full-size $46.00 – I was so excited when I realized that this product was going to be in our monthly box. It is part dry shampoo and part texturizer that absorbs oil, softens hair, & adds shine. Paraben, phthalate, sulfate, & cruelty free. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2UxmbCY

Item 4: OUAI – Volume Spray – Travel-size $12.00 – This ia a heat protectant that adds body to your hair. I currently have this brand of Leave-In Conditioner and the smell is exactly the same which I like. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2IiELrH

Item 5: Peter Thomas Roth – Potent-C Bright & Plump Moisturizer – Full-size $68.00 – I haven’t tried this yet as I’m working through other products. I have some of their other products & really like this brand though. This particular moisturizer is supposed to be lightweight, diminish fine lines, boost elasticity, and lock in hydration. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2G3riQY

Item 6: Sunday Riley – Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil – Full-size $105.00 – This is a retinol oil that reduces the appearance of pores, wrinkles, & redness over time. It is Blue Tansy and will go from a deep blue color to clear. Paraben, phthalate, sulfate, & cruelty free. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2X78nvy

Item 7: BONUS ITEM – Benefit Cosmetics – GALifornia Sunny Golden Pink Blush Mini – Mini-price $16.00 – I was able to add this on as a free bonus product in my box. It comes with a mini brush and has a mirror in the box. https://amzn.to/2GjMlA6

The box and brush are just beautiful! Made in the USA.

Birchbox recently restructured their prices in March of 2019. The new monthly cost will be $13.00 for existing subscribers & $15.00 for new subscribers. With the company changing their pricing structure, they are also bringing more choices & new brands. I still think that this box is an incredible value for the curated products.

I truly have been impressed with the quality and value of the products from Birchbox. If this is something you would like to try, please use my link below.

https://www.birchbox.com/invite/9lk3q

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus – Review #1

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Ipsy is a monthly subscription for beauty products that has a Glam Bag that is $10.00 and a Glam Bag Plus that is $25.00. The Glam Bag PLUS comes with five full sized products.

We have received the Ipsy Glam Bags for a year but this is our first time getting the PLUS so we were excited to see what items we would receive. You can read my regular Ipsy Glam Bag reviews here:
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/02/16/ipsy-review-1-ipsy-ipsy/
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/17/ipsy-review-2/

The April 2019 Glam Bag Plus is about Fresh Spring Beauty.

I feel we got a nice assortment of products for me and my two teens to try. I am more into skincare where they enjoy the makeup products.

Item 1: IT Cosmetics – Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush #704 – Retail Value $48.00 – This brush is touted as the brush that does it all. It “gives makeup products an airbrushed finish, blurring away fine lines & pores.” Per their website, this brush features “patent-pending Heavenly Skin™ hair infused with anti-aging collagen, silk, peptides, niacin, and antioxidants.” Cruelty free product. https://amzn.to/2IhiDhA

Item 2: Paris Hilton Skincare – ProD.N.A. Dual-Action Cleansing Gel – Retail Value $29.00 – This is a cleansing gel “with exfoliating caviar lime & pineapple-derived enzymes.” I felt it worked good and it smells clean. I personally didn’t care for this particular smell but it isn’t strong so it wasn’t bad. Made in the USA and a cruelty free product. https://amzn.to/2IfuoVR

Item 3: Goldfaden MD – Bright Eyes (Dark Circle Radiance Concentrate) – Retail Value $55.00 – This eye cream is ultra light and goes on so smoothly. It is a brightening eye cream that is supposed to deliver hydration to the eye area. https://amzn.to/2Db0dej

This product is free of parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oils, alcohol, silicone, and gluten. This is a vegetarian formula with organic and natural ingredients. It is dermatologist tested for all skin types and is made in the USA.

Item 4: Benefit Cosmetics – High Brow Eyebrow Highlighter – Retail Value $22.00 – This is a creamy highlighting brow pencil. I tried in on my hand and it has a matte finish. It went on smoothly and is very natural looking. https://amzn.to/2KwKdsW

“This creamy eyebrow highlighter accentuates arches for brighter, boosted, and younger-looking eyes.” Made in Germany.

Item 5: Laura Sanchez – Moods Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette – Retail Value $55.00 – This was definitely the winner from the box (according to my teens). They loved the bold colors for Spring & Summer with a mix of matte & metallic shades.
https://laurasanchezmakeup.com/en/tienda/beauty/moods-laura-sanchez-2/

This palette is versatile and made in the USA.

I enjoyed our first Glam Bag Plus and felt there was a good value of products (Retail Value totaling $189.00) for only $25.00. There was a waitlist for the Glam Bag Plus but I believe they just opened this up to everyone.

If you would like to try the Ipsy Glam Bag ($10.00 for an exlusive makeup bag & five trial size products) or the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus ($25.00 for five full size products), please use my link below.

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

GlossyBox (April 2019) – Review #2

Glossy Box is a monthly subscription box that comes with five premium beauty products that are worth over $60.00. The monthly cost is $21.00.

These boxes come packaged so nicely! I appreciate the effort they put into making each one look as nice as it does.

The sheet that comes with it tells about the monthly box and gives a preview of the next box.

The sheet then opens up to reveal all of the products included for the month. We received seven items, six different products. The Kiehl’s sample came with 2 of the same sample because they are tiny.

Item 1: Derma E – Overnight Peel – Full-size price $18.99 – This is an exfoliating cream that you are supposed to leave on overnight & wash off in the morning. I have not had a chance to try this product but I have used other Derma E products and like them. This product is vegan friendly, has non-abrasive Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s), cruelty free, & GMO free. https://amzn.to/2CZnTlK

Item 2: BYBI – Plumper – Natural Lip Balm – $14.00 – This a lip balm that plumps & moisturizes. It is in a sugarcane eco-friendly tube with 100% all natural ingredients.

The product comes out like a thick cream but instantly melts on your lips and leaves them shiny. It has a pleasant scent and you definitely feel it tingle. This product is vegan & cruetly free. Made in the UK (country not specified).
https://bybi.com/products/plumper-lip-balm

Item 3: Juice Beauty – Phyto-Pigments Shadow Stick in Mist – $22.00 – This is an eyeshadow stick that has built in anti-aging ingredients. It really creamy and go on so smooth.

You can see a little of the color on the paper below. Formulated with 0rganic ingredients, cruelty free, & vegan. Free of talc, gluten, acrylates, parabens, glycols, peg’s, artificial dyes, & synthetic fragrances. https://amzn.to/2UCqEmS

Item 4: John masters Organics – Conditioner for Normal Hair w/Citrus & Neroli –
Full-size price $19 – This conditioner smells so good! This is supposed to add volume and shine to your hair while also nourishing. It is silicone free and made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2D1sLqB

Item 5: John Masters Organics – Shampoo for Normal Hair w/Lavender & Rosemary –
Full-size price $19.00 – This smells even better than the conditioner. I like it that they go together but can have their own scents. This provides shine and is sulfate free. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2UBnsYH

Item 6: Kiehl’s – Glow Formula Skin Hydrator – Full-size price $38.00 – I am a huge fan of Kiehl’s products so I am super excited to received two of these! The formula has an orange tint to it to give a subtle glow. The scent is different and hard to explain but not bad. https://amzn.to/2Um5RVz

I really love this particular GlossyBox because I prefer all natural products. I especially appreciate when products are cruelty free and plant based.

If this is something you would enjoy trying, please use my link below to receive 20% your first box.

https://www.glossybox.com/referrals.list?applyCode=SUSAN-RUM

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

GlossyBox (March 2019) – Review #1

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Glossy Box is a monthly subscription box that comes with five premium beauty products that are worth over $60.00. I was really happy to see some of the brands featured in this and previous boxes such as Briogeo, Doucce, Laneige, Daily Concepts, GlamGlow, Juice Beauty, Kiehl’s, Derma-E, etc..

Everything comes so nicely packaged and you really feel like you are opening a treat!

The large fold out brochure takes you through all of your items along with tips for the products and discount codes.

Item 1: Yensa – Tone Up Primer Essential Glow – $15.00 – This product is sealed (which is always a good thing!) so I have not tried it out yet. It is a lightweight primer that helps smooth out fine lines & wrinkles. Made in Korea. https://amzn.to/2WPo0Yw

Item 2: DWTN Paris – Eau De Teint Highlighter – $25.00 – This ia a powdered cream highlighter that was created in Paris. Certified vegan & 97% natural. This has a beautiful rose gold tint that blends in so smoothly. Even though this container is tiny, this doesn’t take much to go a long way. https://amzn.to/2WNM3ac

Item 3: Manna Kadar Beauty – Step 3 Bloom Volumizing Mascara in Jet Black – $29.00 – This has a very unique wand that is designed to capture mascara between each individual groove of the fiber bristles. When I first opened it, there was a lot of gooped up product. Once I wiped it off, the product came out cleanly. I don’t think it volumized but I did like how it separated the lashes. Made in China. https://amzn.to/2OSWSoE

Item 4: Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask – $14.00 – This is a formula of argan oil which helps restore the hair cuticle. This is cruelty free & a 95% naturally derived formula. There are no sulfates, silicones, or parabens. It kind of has a salon smell but it’s not my favorite. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2IiIVPF

Item 5: Nuria – Rescue Rebalancing Cleanser – $26.00 – This cleanser comes out as a clear gel and smells nice. Please note, this product says it contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that can increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun so it recommends you wear a sunscreen. Made with mandarin orange, rice water, seaweed, loquat, & rosehip oil. Paraben, sulfate, & phthalate free. Made in the USA of US and imported ingredients.
https://nuriabeauty.com/product/rescue-rebalancing-cleanser/

I was really pleased with the products that came in my first GlossyBox and I can’t wait to use more of them.

GlossyBox has some really neat items like the Mother’s Day Limited Edition Box, the Easter Egg, special holiday boxes, etc. They have a rewards system that you can earn credits on their website for doing surveys (reviews of your products).

If this is something you would be interested in, please use the link below to receive a 20% discount on your first box.

https://www.glossybox.com/referrals.list?applyCode=SUSAN-RUM

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Birchbox – ARROW 5 Minute Beauty Kit 2.0 – Review

I really wanted to try out the ARROW 5 Minute Beauty Kit 2.0 to see if this would really be a 5 Minute Kit. We often run late in the mornings and don’t have a lot of time to get ready but still want to wear some products. After trying this, I truly love this kit!

All of ARROW’s products are vegan & are paraben, gluten, & cruelty free. The six piece kit costs $18.00 & has a $57.00 value. All of these ARROW products are Birchbox Exclusives. https://www.birchbox.com/product/35851

Item 1: The makeup bag is made of a material that reminds me of a foam. It seems like a higher quality that won’t easily break.

Item 2: ARROW HYDRATE – Soothing Facial Mist – The sprayer on this works very well, so well I sprayed myself really hard in the face. It sprays out wide so you don’t have to use a lot to get coverage. This is going to be great when it is hot outside! Made in the USA.

Item 3: ARROW SCULPT – Tinted Brow Gel – This gel has a darker brown color which you can see a bit on the paper in the first picture below. Even though the container is small, the brush is still a regular size which is nice. Made in the USA.

Item 4: ARROW ENHANCE – Waterproof Eyeliner in Bright Now – This is interesting in it’s color but I really like it. It is the lightest shade of pink and has a shine to it which gives a brightening effect. Made in Germany.

Item 5: ARROW BOOST – Color Enhancing Lip Balm – The stick looks orange but goes on so smooth with a slight pink tint. It gives just the slightest bit of color which is perfect. Made in the USA.

Item 6: ARROW REVIVE – Cooling Cheek Tint in Berry Flush – This is such an interesting product. It comes out of the tube blood red but rubbed in really smoothly on the checks and blended well. I don’t know if it was actually supposed to have a cooling effect because I couldn’t feel that. This sample is super tiny but I am definitely purchasing this in the larger size. Made in the USA.

I think this is a perfect set for a teen or even an adult like me who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup. Everything in this kit goes together well. I felt put together after using it but didn’t feel like I stood out either which is what I prefer.

Kits are a great way to step out of your comfort zone and try new things without spending a ton of money on something to find out you don’t like it. Then you have times like these that you like the products so well, it lets you know that it’s worth it to buy the full size product.

If you would like to try out the Birchbox monthly subscription box, I would appreciate it if you used my link below.

https://www.birchbox.com/invite/9lk3q

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Birchbox – The Skincare Made Easy Kit – Review

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

I ordered ‘The Skincare Made Easy Kit’ from Birchbox and I’m so excited about the products in it. The kit is no longer available but I’m going to individually link all of the products below. It was an incredible value at $22.00 with $56.00 worth of products.

I am one who is interested in trying different products but don’t always know how to use everything & wonder what order to use them in. I really wanted this kit because it came with so many products. The website stated this was “skincare 101” – “by starting with four simple steps (cleanse, treat, moisturize, and protect) and using the complementary products in this starter kit, we’re confident you can build a routine that works best for you.”

I’m going to go through everything that came in this kit and what step it falls under. Some steps came with more than one item to try for that particular step which is why I was so excited to get it.

There are a total of nine items plus the clear zipper makeup bag in this kit.

(Step 1: Cleanse) Item 1: Bioderma – Sensibio H2O Make-Up Removing Micelle Solution – Full-size $10.90-$14.90 – This is a no-rinse face & eye cleanser that is fragrance free & made for sensitive skin. It is quite a large bottle for a sample size at 3.33 fl oz. Made in France. https://amzn.to/2I1rzGJ

(Step 1: Cleanse) Item 2: Avene – Cleanance Cleansing Gel – Full-size $20.00 – This is a soap-free face & body cleansing gel made for oily, blemish-prone skin. Made in France. https://amzn.to/2YCgcuL

(Step 2: Treat) Item 3: Sunday Riley – Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment – Full-size $105.00 – This product is an exfoliant that plumps fine lines, evens out hyperpigmentation, and boosts your skin’s glow. I cannot wait to try it because I’ve heard wonderful things about Sunday Riley products. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2FKa1xw

(Step 2: Treat) Item 4: Acure – Radically Rejuvenating Sheet Mask – Full-size $4.99 – This is a 100% vegan & cruelty free sheet mask made with argan oil & hyaluronic acid. It is paraben, sulfate, phthalate, mineral oil, petrolatum & silicone free. Made in the USA of domestic & global ingredients & components. https://amzn.to/2FwG8za

(Step 2: Treat) Item 5: Sand & Sky – Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment – Full-size $42.90 – This is an exfoliator that you massage on and leave for five minutes. It is not tested on animals. I have used their purple mask before and really thought it worked well. https://amzn.to/2FIVxha

(Step 3: Moisturize) Item 6: Peter Thomas Roth – Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream – Full-size $52.00 – This is an oil-free moisturizer for all skin types that gives hydration for up to 72 hours. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2JQL5bM

(Step 3: Moisturize) Item 7: Kiehl’s – Midnight Recovery Eye – Full-size $37.00 – This is a restorative eye cream that minimizes lines, puffiness, and dark circles overnight. Made in the USA.

(Step 4: Protect) Item 8: Coola – Classic Moisturizer SPF 30 in Cucumber – Full-size $32.00 – 70%+ organic sunscreen for your face that protects from both UVA & UVB rays. Made in the USA with globally sourced ingredients. https://amzn.to/2YCdKnZ

(Bonus) Item 9: Hum Nutrition – Glow Sweet Glow Gummies – Full-size $25.00 – These are vegan gummies that promote a healthy complexion. They are made with hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, & Vitamin E. GMO, gluten, & soy free. These were a tangerine flavor and I really like them. Product of Canada. https://amzn.to/2FCiOjS

I was very pleased with this entire kit! I know this particular one is no longer available but Birchbox has several curated kits like this that I encourage you to check out. If you would like to sign up for the Birchbox monthly subscription box, I would appreciate it if you use my link below.

https://www.birchbox.com/invite/9lk3q

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Petit Vour – Review #1

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Petit Vour is a website that offers a monthly subscription box that is “cruelty-free, curated by women who love beauty & animals.” The boxes run $18.00 per month and will include four products valued at $45-$60.

The box came quickly after I ordered and has a super cute aesthetic.

There are five items in this box but there are only four listed in the brochure. One item was a free gift with subscription.

They have a nice rewards program whether you subscribe to the monthly box or not. I was not able to review my products but it might be because of my late date of subscribing to this month’s box.

Here’s a peek at our five items. The Juice Beauty Cleansing Bar was our free gift with a new subscription .

Item 1: K. Voss – Bronzing Potion Glow Cream – $20 – This product is a sheer illuminating cream that is supposed to give you a natural glow while moisturizing your skin. This product is certified vegan and made in China.
https://kvossnyc.com/products/bronzing-potion-glow-cream

Item 2: Kahina Giving Beauty – Oil Cleanser – $10 – This cleanser goes onto your dry face and should dissolve makeup, sunscreen, and bacteria. Made in USA. Full size bottle – https://amzn.to/2FDGTXv

Item 3: Little Barn Apothecary – Honeysuckle + Grapefruit Body Oil – $14 – This is a moisture-locking scented body oil that you apply to damp skin. Made with organic sesame oil, virgin organic avocado oil, & Italian honeysuckle. Made in USA.
https://littlebarnapothecary.com/products/honeysuckle-grapefruit-body-oil-1

Item 4: Andalou Naturals – Citrus Sunflower Uplifting Shower Gel – $2 – This is a hydrating shower gel that is made in the USA with domestic & imported ingredients. It is vegan, non-GMO, gluten free, & cruelty free. https://amzn.to/2FDjvJw

Item 5: Juicy Beauty – Green Apple Cleansing Bar – This was a free gift with my new subscription. It is a bar soap that smells really nice and subtle. It is formulated with organic ingredients but does not show a country of origin. My cat decided to photobomb the first pic. https://amzn.to/2FB8hFw

I really like that this company promotes only cruelty-free products. I wish every company did this! While I think their monthly fee is a little high, I appreciate that they are using these specific products.

You will earn rewards points for reviewing your items. The points are converted into dollars to spend online at their shop. In order to cancel your account, you have to email contact@petitvour.com so you cannot cancel through the website.

If this is something you would be interested in, please use the link below.

https://www.petitvour.com/pages/the-cruelty-free-beauty-box

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Allure Beauty Box – Review #2

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Allure Beauty Box is a monthly subscription box that provides at least 5 deluxe sample size products. I think I had a buy one, get one free or some other deal when I signed and forgot about it so I was surprised when I received this one! I have already received the March bag and this is the February bag.

Per their website, these boxes contain “top makeup and skincare tested by Allure experts. Over $50 value per month for only $15 including shipping.“ This box has such an incredible value with the products they curate. See the final total of this box at the end of the post which is way more than $50!


I was really excited to open this since I didn’t even know it was coming.

There are ten items including the bag. I am amazed at how many products are in this box for only $15.00!

Item 1: All boxes with a plastic makeup bag that has metal snaps. The February box had a black bag.

Item 2: Wander Beauty – Mile High Club Mascara – Full-size price $26.00 – This is the full size product! – Although I don’t care for the name, I do like this mascara. Let it dry between coats though otherwise it won’t separate well. It doesn’t take much and comes out easily. I love that it is really dark. This is a volume and lengthening mascara. Cruelty & gluten free. Made in Korea. https://amzn.to/2U931ly

Item 3: Model Co – Metallic Eyeshadow Trio in Mykonos – Full-size price $19.99 – This is also the full size product (although it is small) – This comes in the shades burgundy, pink-y champagne, and brown. The three colors go really well together and are supposed to leave a metallic finish. Made in China. https://amzn.to/2CyuPWP

Item 4: Moda Metallics – Triad Eye Brush – Retail value $5.00 (Brush Kit from Moda with bag and four brushes that includes this brush retails for $19.99) – This brush is a shading brush and is incredibly soft! They are 100% vegan. https://amzn.to/2HCnzNs

Item 5: Mamonde – Petal Spa Oil to Foam Cleanser – Full-size price $15.80 for 175 ml (approximately 5.92 ounces) – This product is supposed to be 2-in-1 so you don’t have to double cleanse. You put the oil on your face while it is dry then add water to make it foam. It left my skin really soft. I’m not the biggest fan of the rose scent and it has a really strong fragrance so bear that in mind if you don’t like that floral scent. Made in Korea. https://amzn.to/2Tq15AL

Item 6: Mamonde – Flower Lab Essence Mask in Magnolia – Retail price $6.99 (link is for the Rose scented mask) – I have not tried this product yet so I cannot vouch for scent. It is made with magnolia extract and is a mask for a “bright & clear complexion.” You are supposed to cleanse with toner and then put make on for 10-20 minutes. Made in Korea. https://amzn.to/2YiTUOr

Item 7: The BrowGal – The Instatint Tinted Brow Gel – Full-size price $22.00 – This is made for brown hair and is a tinted brow gel with microfibers. This product should give the appearance of fuller eyebrows with a waterproof formula. The wand is very tiny on the applicator so take care not to push hard. Made in China. https://amzn.to/2utu7p3

Item 8: Derma-E – Vitamin C Concentrated Serum – Full-size price $24.50 for 2 oz – This product is made with Vitamins C & E and full of antioxidants. It smells so clean! I don’t feel soft after using it but it can be used with your moisturizer which will give you the softness. https://amzn.to/2FqP09J

It is 100% vegan & cruelty free. No parabens, phthalates, lanolin, petrolatum, sulfates, mineral oil, artificial colors, GMO’s, or gluten.

Item 9: Mally – Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra in Burnished Bronze – Full-size price $19.99 – This is a bonus item in the box and a size product! – This is a gorgeous color, goes on so smooth, and is velvety soft. It dries quickly and stays in place. This is supposed to be an “eyeshadow, eyeliner, and primer all in one.” Made in China. https://amzn.to/2unL58r

Item 10: Caudalie Paris – VinoPerfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting – Full-size price $79.00 – This is a bonus item in the box and a size product! – This product is very milky serum and is made for all skin types. The box says it is the #1 anti-dark spot product. It has a very clean and light scent. Made in France. https://amzn.to/2UPqEg9

For the seven full size products & 2 trial sizes, the total cost of this box comes to $184.29. That does not include the makeup bag. Again, I am in AWE of the incredible value of the Allure Beauty Box. They are completing nailing it in the beauty box subscriptions! #AllureBeautyBox

They often provide a free gift with purchase which may have been the two bonus items in my box. If this is something you would be interested in, please use the link below.

https://beautybox.allure.com/

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!