Derm Store Mystery Bags

Luxury Bag

Exuviance Rejuvenating Treatment Masque - FS retails $30
Cures Age Defyer Eye Cream - FS retails $50
Kronos - Intensive Hair Repair Masque - FS retails $105!
Raw Naturals Minerals Warm Glow Bronzing Powder - FS retails $25

Hair/Skin Bag

Cures Age Defyer Eye Cream - FS retails $50
Kronos - Hydress Discovery Kit - retails $55
3LAB - M Cream Ultimate Lift Deluxe Sample $49.50

Makeup Bag

Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray - FS retails $29
Red Point - Powder Brush retails $56.50
Global Goddess Beauty Eyeshadow Infused w/ White Tea - FS retails $18
Raw Naturals Minerals Warm Glow Bronzing Powder - FS retails $25

Luxury Bag - $24.95 Value $210
Hair/Skin Bag - $19.99 Value $154.50
Makeup - $14.95 Value $128.50

I bought 4 makeup bags, 1 skin/hair & 2 luxury bags. I ended up w/ 6 bronzing powders! Its a great value, it just wasn't what I expected.

Glossy Box - June Spoiler

A super big thank you to Juk723 on Instagram for letting me use her picture! So jealous she already has her June box.

BeautyAddicts Show Off Mascara - FS
First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream
Kinerase Restructure Firming Cream
Shea Terra Body Creme
Wella Moisturizing Treatment
Urban Organic Fragrance vial

2nd Variation
Ahava Hibiscus & Fig Cream Wash
First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream
Ofra Cosmetics Eye Shadow
Beaute SkinCare trio
Wella Enrich Moisturizing Hair Treatment
Urban Organic Fragrance Vial


Here is everything I got for free in the mail this week. Who doesn't love free stuff?

Love freebies! One of my fav freebie site -

I'm on day 1 of a no buy. I was very bad yesterday. I got another palette from cargo & bought several mystery bags from derm store. Yikes!

Cargo Loot

I am loving me some Cargo! I mentioned yesterday that if you complete 2 surveys from beauty fix, you will get a $25 off a $50 purchase. I got this gorgeous eye quad & blush. I only paid $35 for both. I love the outside of the quad, they are like little pieces of art. I want more!

The eyeshadow quad is barcelona & the blush is in coral beach. Aren't they gorgeous?

Beauty Fix - Summer

Ooooh, beauty fix has some amazing new products for the summer box. Beauty Fix is another beauty subscription boxes though this one is quarterly. Its $49.99 & you get to pick your own products. If you use the code BFBLOG, you will get a $29.99 discount (new subscribers only). I tried to resist but just couldn't pass it up for $19.99. My favorite thing about beauty fix is that you get a promo code for $25 off a $50 purchase if you complete 2 surveys.

The Loot:
Stila Set & Correct Powder - FS $34
Eminence Coconut Firming Lotion - FS $36
Murad Eye Lift Profector & Primer Perfector - Both full size & counts as 1 choice! Both $35 each
Nailtiques Nail Moisturizer and Formula 4piece Kit - $20
Jane Iredale Citrine Mystikol Powder Eyeliner & Highlighter - FS $20
Kinerase Photofacial Cleanser - 2 oz $33.33 (approx)
Kinerase Photofacial Night Moisturizer - 1 oz $33.33 (approx)
Jane Iredale Brown Silk Eye Gloss - FS $15.50

Total Value: $262.16

I paid $19.99

Weekly Haul

I'm not even going to try to explain myself :)

Sample Society - June

Well, I did it. I canceled. I was excited about the eye cream & boho waves until I saw how tiny the eye cream sample is. Acne, perfume & lip plumpers don't work for me & it seems they keep repeating the same brands/similiar products. While sample society's boxes are valuable, its just not worth to me to spend $15 a month on boho waves spray.

Box Contents:
Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist - .85 oz $4.45 (FS $22)
Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream - $5.70 (FS $95)
Oscar de la Renta Live in Love Eau De Parfum - .1 oz $5.80 (FS $58)
Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper in tokoyo - .5 oz $15.62 (FS $25)
Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser - 2 oz $7.70 (FS $26)

Total Value $39.27

I paid $15

Crave Box - May

My beloved crave box has arrived. I've been on the waiting list since January! When they announced they would be accepting new subs in May, I got really excited. I even put money aside in case they opened when I was broke. I didn't get in...super disappointed. They opened a few other spots, I thought I would get in for sure. No such luck :(  And then finally, I got the magical email that read that I was in! Happy Dance.

Love their packaging!

I got a huge shea butter body scrub, intense repair cream (going to my son who has eczema), dried plums, tea & chocolates.

I love this box! I paid $10. I love its quirkiness. I love the idea of paying $10 for a box of fun. Its quickly becoming my favorite sub.

There is a waiting list to join. Try to be patient. It's worth the wait.

Weekly Haul

Another decent mail week

Damn sneakpeeq suckered me in again!

My first bzzz campaign...more to come soon!

I'm done with my no buy. I didn't quite make it 2 weeks. Close enough :)  I've been bad :(

Is it Friday already?

"The awesome spectacular stuff." That's what my son suggested I title this. He's out of school for the summer now :)

I won this on fb from What a generous freebie :)

Transit Of Venus

Did anyone happen to watch this? I hope so because its a once in a lifetime oppurtunity as it won't happen again until 2117. Venus makes a slow transit over the face of the sun.

I actually minored in astronomy so of course I had to check it out. My secret is out...I'm a nerd!

My hubby took this through my telescope

The small circle is Venus. You can also see some sunspots (which is awesome) on the face of the sun. I've only used my solar filter once before & didn't see any sunspots that time. I thought that maybe the filter sucked, so glad it doesn't (they are spendy!!). Way more than makeup :)

It was gorgeous! I miss star gazing so much. We have alot of light pollution so I don't use my telescope much anymore.

Weekly Haul

Last week was a great mail week! My very first glossy box, free stila nail polish & lancome moisturizer.

Free polish from sircle samples. Never heard of sircle samples? See my post here.

Free moisturizer from L'Oreal for completing surveys.

Glossy Box!

Glossy Box May

Drum roll please.............

Finally the coveted glossy box has arrived & I couldn't be more pleased. The box itself is really nice, I plan on keeping all of them. Its got a great mix of products & it only took 6 days to reach me (bb is 3 weeks+).

Turns out the lipstick & mask isn't full sized like I thought. The lipstick is soooo cute, I don't even mind that it isn't full sized. The mask probably has a good 5 uses out of it. I tried the moisturizer last night. Normally, this would go on ebay as I like creams more than gels. I love it! This is a great moisturizer for summer or oily skin. Light weight & soaks up your skin. It isn't greasy at all. I wish the scent was more subtle but its not a bad scent.

UPDATE: The very next day my face wouldn't stop itching so this ended up going to my mom.

I also tried the toothpaste last night. It tastes much better than the colgate optic white I have been using.  I know some were irritated to get toothpaste in a beauty box. I would never spend $7.50 on toothpaste so this is a luxurious treat to me.

LOVE the entire box! Except the hot pink polish. That will go on ebay. I already have meg & carly from the collection and I HATE pink.

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 (kimber) - FS $8
Glossy box cosmetic brush

Total Value: $48.02
I know the cosmetic brush is worth something.

I paid $21

Can't wait for the June box!

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