L'Oreal Panelist Gift

WOW!! I really wasn't expecting this. I got this free for completing surveys as a panelist for L'Oreal. A FULL size moisturizer that retails for $82! Total score.


Before you get too exicted, I've been a panelist for 2 years. I've never qualified for any of their studies & this is my first gift from L'Oreal.

My glossy box came today! Will post pics tommorow :)


After seeing how much skincare I have, I felt overwhelmed (click here). Time to get rid of some stuff.

I did good! It was hard at first but now it feels good. And I have more room :)

Weekly Haul

It was a decent mail week.

I love these Sue Devitt eye intensifier pencils. They are dual-ended pencils with a sponge tip. This allows you to easily achieve a smoky eye or it can add depth to your upper and lower lashes. There are so many goreous colors, I couldn't pick just one so I got four :)  Bangalore is a gorgeous glimmery khaki green. Tanzania is a glimmery dark tan color. Ava is a metallic plum & Zaire is a shimmery plum. I was able to get zaire & ava together for $35, tanzania & bangalore for $22 each & got 20% off my entire order w/ beauty.com friends & family sale. The polishes are from Orly in space cadet & its not rocket science ($10 each). I haven't played w/ the pencils yet but they look fun!

Got this from love w/ foods website. Its soooo good in coffee & my son likes it over ice cream.

I LOVE this new shadow from Du Wop. Its from their heavy metal crush line. This particular trio is called lava. Can't wait to play w/ this. Another Iredale liner - this time in lapis. I needed a new lip liner so I sprang for a cargo one. Got $10 off this order. 

Score of the week! Got these 3 blushes @ big lots for $9.

I broke my no buy. I'm back on day 3.

*SPOILER* Glossy Box USA May

A big thank you to pinky lux for letting me use her picture. Here is what we have been waiting for!

Box Contents:
Amore Pacific - moisture bound refreshing hydra gel - .27 oz $15.88 (FS $100)
Burberry - lip mist natural sheer lipstick - .028 oz $7 (FS $30)
Marvis whitening toothpaste - FS $7.50
Phyto - intense hydrating hair mask - 1.7 oz $9.64 (FS $38)
Zoya (from beach & shore collection) - FS $8
Glossy box cosmetic brush

Total Value - $48.02

What a awesome box! I will use everything.

Pacifica - Love Your Lips Lip Tint Set Review

I wanted to get some sheer colors for summer w/o spending too much. LOVE this set. The packaging is super cute. The lip tints are huge & a great value. They usually sell for $9 each, I spent $18 for the set of 3.

It comes in coconut (golden raisin), guava berry (berry) and blood orange (coral pink). They smell awesome! The coconut oil makes your lips moisturized & smooth.

guava berry

coconut nectar - its blurry

blood orange - my least favorite color but probably looks the best on me

My Stash

I have too much stuff.

skin care I use regularly and/or plan to use soon

My son made the coffee cup (its faded quite a bit). I use
it to store my hair ties.

new/back up skin care and some makeup

This is in case of a apocalypse! Just kidding. But in case
there is one and you happen to need some
cleanser or eye cream, I'm your girl. Its gotten pretty
out of hand. Yikes!

ok, I don't need anymore skin care

eye liners and brushes

lip stick and gloss

I LOVE tokidoki!

Its a little much as I only paint my toes during the summer. I don't paint my finger nails.

Eye Shadow
This isn't bad at all. I've seen people that have bins of palettes (cough Amy cough)
Still have lots of room. And I can stack them.

I still have some room though I think I'm good on cheek stain (6 are mini though!)

BTW, I am blessed to have two bathrooms so this bathrooms is all mine. The boys (hubby & son) share the other.

Weekly Haul

I get quite a few packages so I thought it would be fun to post everything I got in the mail for the week. I'm hoping it will help me with my no buy. Money is going to be tight for the next month so I really can't buy anything extra. I'm on day 5.


I had a $25 off for dermstore/blush.com & couldn't resist using it. The pop glitz eye liner set was on sale for $12.75 (normally $15). All 3 are full size! The cargo lip quad was $20.40 (normally $24). The tarte cheek stain wasn't on sale but I like them so much, I got one anyway. I spent $38 for $63 in product. The scrub sample is a freebie.


I bought 2 stila glitter liquid eye liners in electric & spectrum. I got the urban decay eye liner free w/ my points. Got the monoi hair set for free w/ code Monoi. I sold the hair set for $21.05 on ebay which makes my purchase come to$22.95 for 2 eye liners. Great deal as they are $22 each. I got free samples of amore pacific tinted moisturizer, urban decay primer potion & caudalie vinoperfect serum.

beauty fix

I wanted the citrine jane iredale mystikol eye liner. Its $20. On MUT, we were given a promo code to
join beauty fix for $29.99 instead of $49.99 (its expired or I would give it to you). Since I wanted the eye liner, I decided to join again so I could get 7 other products for just $10 more. Most of it is going on ebay. I also got a free sample of nuxe multi-use oil. Code BFBLOG may still work but I would call first. If it still works, your order would be $19.99 instead of $49.99.


Since I joined beauty fix again, I got another $25 off. Of course, I had to use it. They sent the brush for free (which retails for $10).I love the jane iredale amethyst mystikol eye liner.I'm going to have fun playing w/ this! I haven't tried the stila corrector yet. I'm hoping it will help hide my dark spots on my chin. I spent $31 for $66 of product.

mother peach caramels from sneakpeeq

I got these from sneakpeeq. I forgot all about them. Why did they have to come when I'm dieting? I have a 1.5 pounds of it! I paid $19 for $34 in product.

Sneak Peeq

Sneak Peak is this great site thats associated w/ facebook. You earn badges & rewards by peeqing & sharing on fb. I've noticed quite a few people on etsy featured as well as well known brands. You will find all kinds of products from gourmet food, beauty, housewares & jewelry
I'm addicted to sneak peeq! I think I'm just addicted to seeing how good of a deal I can get.

The slippers are really nice & I only paid $5. Too warm for them now but I'll have a new pair for fall. I got the reed for $11 (normally $50). Its a really nice one that you can actually smell. I got the pure vanilla extract, vanilla sugar & vanilla bean marshmallows for $11. They came in really nice bottles & I love how its sealed w/ gold wax(one of my moms mothers day gifts). Its $10 for just the extract so that was a great deal. I got a set for myself as well - planning on making ice cream w/ it. The silver bag has lemon tart cookies & it came with a bag of key lime coolers (long gone!). I paid $7 for both bags. They are both a pound each & they go for $10 for 6 oz on their website...I got 2 pounds. Which I didn't need! I got free shipping on each order just by sharing it on fb. I'm sure my friends are rather irritated about my constant sneakpeeq requests.

My personal referral link -

Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Review - Electric & Spectrum

If you have been following me or lurking...I see my page views, I know there are lurkers :)  I really wanted a stila eye liner in my May bb (birchbox) but I didn't get one. Whah, poor me! That justified buying a few @ sephora.

This is the color electric. I love it! I would normally never go for such a bold color like this. It looks mermaidy to me.

I quickly slapped on a coat of mascara just for the pic. My lashes look so much longer! I used Lancome hypnose drama mascara, just one coat. You can get a sample online @ sephora with a $25 purchase. Code: DRAMA

This is spectrum. Its black w/ rainbow glitter.

I'm on the fence about this one. The glitter is somewhat subtle but I'm 33. Am I too old to rock glitter eye liner?

I also bought sequins which is supposed to be a sparkling black color. I already returned it. It didn't look glittery at all - more of a metallic black color.

Glossy Box

They are open for subscriptions. I wouldn't wait, they may sell out!

April Sample Society

Wah Wah. Meh. Is it just me? The samples seem to get smaller each month. I'm giving them one more month. The inaugural box was great, these last 2...underwhelming to say the least.

Box Contents:
Colorscience loose mineral travel puff .035 oz $10
Stila forever your curl mascara .12 oz $11 (FS $22)
Alterna fade proof fluide .25 oz $2.40 (FS $24)
StriVectin intensive concentrate for stretch marks & wrinkles .75 oz $20.25 (FS $135)
Bond no9 parfume .057 $5.36 (FS $160)

Total Value: $49.01
I paid: $15

May Birchbox - Gossip Girl Edition

I have to say...worst box ever. Most people got stila glitter eyeliner, some got Dior mascara. I got hand cream, conditioner & lip plumper :(  Boooooo birchbox!

Box Contents:
FusionBeauty  lipfusion balm - FS $22
Caudalie hand & nail cream .5 oz $7.60 (FS $19)
Ojon damage reverse restorative conditioner 1 oz $2.94 (FS $25)
Arquiste flor y canto perfume .038 $3.39 (FS $165)
Crappy note card $0

Total Value: $35.93
I paid: $10

Still a good value but not the best box

Sircle Samples

This is a awesome website! And its free. You earn coins by filling out your profile, sharing with friends & completing reviews. Then you use the coins to purchase samples of your choice. I've already "bought" several items.

OPI Drying Drops
Apothederm moisturizer
Napoleon Perdis Lip gloss x 3
Raw Color Brush Set

They are still in beta mode so there are some glitches to the site.

My personal refferal link

You have to request a invitation to join.

Blissmo Helloo, Morning Box - Blissmobox

This is my last blissmobox :(  I'm going to miss it. I had 11 subs & narrowed them down to 3. While I really like blissmo, there are other subs that are cheaper & have a higher value. And as much as I like healthy snacks, I would rather have skincare or makeup. I've only tried the somersault snacks so far, it was really good!

Box Contents:
Manitoba Hemp Harts $2.99
Siggia's Yogurt Coupon & Spoon $2.69
Go Raw Energy Bar $1.19
Go Raw Flax Bar $1.19
Mayesa Cacao Drink $2
Slice of Life Energy Vitamin Gummies $19.99
Somersault Snacks Pacific Sea Salt $.99
Upfront Foods Totally Nutty Granola $1.75

Total Value - $32.79
I Paid - $22

UPDATE: Best granola I have ever had!

Julep Cinco De Mayo Mystery Box

Ooooh, I got a good one! I tried to resist but I just can't pass up these boxes. I'm glad I gave in.

Box Contents:
Age Defying Hand Brightener - $32
Nail Growth Revitalizing Serum - $38
Basecoat - $14
Topcoat - $14
Vanessa - $14
Gayle - $14
Maya - $14
Taylor - $14
January - $14
Parker - $14
Marisa - $14
Gloria - $14

Total Value - $210
I paid - $19.99  Awesome!

Here is my May box. I had such a hard time choosing. I went with classic w/ a twist & added on Kylie & Sarah. That's something new. You can add on other polishes or mani/pedi items to your monthly boxes. The polishes cost $4.99 each to add on, the mani/pedi items are more though I can't remember how much more. I haven't figured out how to use Kylie properly. Its a magnetic polish but my brush is frayed. I've contacted Julep for a replacement. Hubby is going to let me play on his nails (he's such a good sport) so I'll let you know if I figure it out.

Box Contents:
Silician Orange Foot Soak $26
The Best Pedi Prep Ever & Foot File $23
Kylie $18
Sarah $14

Total Value - $81
I paid - $29.97

Get Julep for 1 cent using my personal referral link - Promo code - shareonmay

ZOYA Earth Day Haul

Guess who went overboard on zoya's earth day promo?


Josie Maran Summer Lovin' Argan Cheek & Lip Set Review

I've become addicted to cheek/lip tints. These are perfect for those no makeup days - a little cheek tint & gloss & your good to go.

This set by Josie Maran has 4 mini cheek/lip stains in clear, summer lovin', poppy & rosey.


I love this set! All 3 colors work well for my skin tone. Summer lovin' is my favorite.


Swatched on hubbys arm so you could see it better. First swatch is summer lovin'. The one in the middle is rosey. The last swatch is poppy. $32 @ sephora. Its a little spendy but worth it in my opinion. You can buy minis individually @ $14 so I think this is a great deal.

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