Friday, 6 February 2015

Birchbox - January 2015

So obviously I liked last month's box enough to continue with Birchbox. 

Included in January's Birchbox:

    • Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo - sample size .75 $7.50 - full 1oz $10
    • ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Dusk Until Dawn - sample size 1 lipstick $7.67 - full size 3 lipsticks $23
    • derma e Hydrating Night Creme with Hyaluronic Acid - sample size 0.5oz $7.75 - full size 2oz $31
    • Harvey Prince Hello Body Creme - sample size 0.5oz $1.08 - full size 12oz $26
    • Whish Shave Crave in Acai Grapefruit - sample size 22mL $3.23 - full size 150mL $22
    Retail value of this month's box: $27.23 ($1.60 less than last month)

    So month 2 verdict: 2 repeat brands. I've gotten the dry shampoo before, from a TopBox. It wasn't my favourite, but it's a mini and the last one only lasted me a few uses. I'm curious to try out the shave cream. That's probably my favourite in the box this month.

    Wednesday, 4 February 2015

    ipsy - January 2015

    It's ipsy time again!

    I like the bag this month. As you can see from the picture that one side is a pretty blue, but the other side is white! I think I'll get a lot of use out of this bag.

    For 500 points, I managed to get another Wonder Lip Paint from J.Cat. This time I got Mad Splatter. Price wise 1 point = 1 penny, since this product is worth about 5 bucks. Not bad.

    Included in this months bag:
    • Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Ethereal - sample size 2.5g $5.48 - full size 6.4g palette $14.00
    • Eco-Beauty by La Fresh Good Day. Day Moisturizer - sample size 15g $12 - full size 50g $40
    • Bellapierre Shimmer Powder in Celebration - sample size 2.35g - full size 2.35g $14.99
    • Probelle Nail Lacquer in Into The Blue - sample size 15mL - full size 15mL $6
    • Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush - sample size 1 brush - full size 1 brush $9.99
    Retail value of January's bag: $48.46 ($8.89 more than last month's bag)

    This month's bag was okay. I'm happy about the brush, but pretty much everything else will go into the use up pile.