Huge August Giveaway!

Hey guys! I’m back after wordpress.com shut down my site because they thought it was spam… I went into total freak-out mode and decided that it was time to actually own my domain and my blog and not rely on the having a free hosting site and wondering if my site will be shut down again. You can now find my blog at Eastcoastglamm.com

If you could follow my new blog address on Bloglovin’ or by email I would love you forever!!

Coming up on the blog this week: Birchbox, Beauty Box 5, Blush mystery Box, Orange Glad, && Conscious box!!!

 

ALSO this amazing giveaway! Over $200 in prizes including $140 to Target! Check out the new website to enter!

 

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XOXO,

Erin

Allure Beauty Box Fall Must-Haves Review

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I’m going to start off with a confession. I set a timer on my cell phone to make sure I got one of these boxes! I tried to get one of the Summer boxes a few months ago and it had sold out 10 minutes before. I couldn’t let that happen this time! I went on at 12:01 and quickly ordered my box and my order number was in the 800s! Allure beauty box is a seasonal box that is first come, first serve type of box and these sell out quick! Usually around 10-20 minutes! Crazy right?!

The Fall box was filled with around $350 worth of beauty goodies and was only $39 + $10 s/h + $2-$3 tax. totally worth it!! Almost everything was full-sized and the box weighed over 10lbs! I love that the items included are items that I will actually use! Plus tried and true bestsellers from high-end to drugstore products! I was not expecting it to ship so fast!

Here’s a look at what was in the box:

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1. Schick Hydro Silk Razor $6? //  This razor is AMAZZING! I usually use men’s razors but this was way better. It left my skin really smooth. I won’t be using any other razor and I’m so excited they have them at Sam’s club!

2. Skintimate Sensitive Skin Skin Therapy Moisturizing Shave Gel $3.79 // I’m happy they included this! It’s scent free and is pretty thick when I lathered it on my legs. Love it.

3.Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup $12.99// I tried this and didn’t like this at all. It reminded me of an episode of south park  “It’s a jersey thing”. I put a little on my legs and it was really streaky and orange. I’m going to try to mix it with some lotion so it’s not so intense.

4. Sally Hansen Ouch-Relief Pre-Wax Strip Kit $8.99 // I’m happy to have this, I wouldn’t have bought this on my own, mainly because I’m a big baby when it comes to waxing and I would rather have someone else inflict the pain on me. I’m excited that these are ouch-relief though! Being a girl can be so painful sometimes!!

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5.Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash $6.99 // I like Neutrogena and I know this is a classic, but I have months worth of face wash so this is going to my mom.

6. RoC Multi Correxion Eye Treatment $25 // I have used this twice a day since it came in the mail. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I have been stressed to the max lately! Work, toddler, etc… this might be my favorite thing in the box! I love this more than the Philosophy “hope in a tube” I was using before.

7.Redermic R Dermatological Anti-Aging Treatment Intensive $56.99 // I’m a sucker for eye creams and skin care in general. I am so excited to try this. This is supposed to help  correct fine lines, deep wrinkles, and premature sun damage. It also has caffeine in it!

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8. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free // $11.49 I like Cetaphil and I really like this lotion. It’s not my absolute favorite but I love that it doesn’t have a fragrance and it’s hydrating.

9. Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer $22 // This is supposed to correct dark spots in a week. I haven’t used it, but I’m glad they included this in the box.

10. Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer $8.99 // This was my first time using something from Simple. I was shocked at how hydrating the lotion actually was. It made my skin feel so fresh and healthy! I will be picking up more from this brand.

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11. Style Sign Magic Finish Brilliance Hairspray $17.99 //I have been using dry shampoo instead of hairspray this summer, but I tried it out and it didn’t leave my hair sticky or stiff. This will be great for the fall.

12.KMS California Hair Stay Anti-Humidity Seal $17.99 // Doesn’t smell bad, but not as good as my Bedhead “Headrush” shine spray . I have been using this after straightening my hair and every single time my hair stayed straight all day! Even in the east coast humidity! LOVE this! Where has this been all my life?!

13. Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-Dry Lotion $18 // I adore Redken. This was very silky, smooth and added volume to my hair after blow drying it.

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14. Global Keratin Serum $25 //This was apparently supposed to be oil, but I got serum. No complaints here, I’ve never used this brand but I love using stuff like this on the ends of my hair because

15. Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil $30 // Redken all soft collection is one of my favorites and I love argan oil.

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16. Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask $6.99 // I used this once and it didn’t work as well as the Carol’s daughter, it was thick and made my hair soft though. I also like the smell of this over the other.

17. Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask $32 // I don’t like the smell of this at all. I have damage from coloring my hair and bleach from highlights. I did notice that the tangles disappeared when I was washing it out of my hair! I don’t think it was 96% repaired like it claimed. It worked really good, I just wish it didn’t have a strong floral scent.

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18. Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Cuticle Eraser + Balm $6 // This cuticle balm as a light cucumber scent. It’s really moisturizing and I really like it! I will probably buy this again when I run out!

19. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure $8 // All in one manicure ?! Sign me up! I’m all about saving time and I haven’t used this yet but I’m excited to try it. I love the color too!

20. Sation Nail Laquer in Wine-y Happy People $5 // This is a perfect fall color! Plus with football season starting this is perfect for me because I’m a Raven’s fan! Haven’t tried this yet, but I will be using it!

21. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips $13 // I don’t know how I feel about the pattern that I got. It kind of reminds me of gaudy curtains. I do love the salon effects nail strips though and have tried this before. They’re perfect when you don’t have time to wait for your nails to dry. I also love using them for an accent nail!

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22. ROC retinol correxion sensitive night cream- $1 //  An added bonus to my box! I gave this to my mom because she also loves stuff like this.

23.Pixi Eye Bright Liner No. 1 – Nude $17.00 // This eyeliner is supposed to make your eyes look bigger. I have eyeliners like this one, and I don’t really use them as much as other eyeliners. This is my first Pixi product that I have owned, I’m not crazy about it and probably wouldn’t pay full price for it.

24. Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry and Dark Chocolate $3.30 // I didn’t like the smell of this, I love blueberry anything and Burt’s Bees is a brand I frequently buy, but I will be giving this away.

This  was my first box and it was amazing! So worth setting a timer on the phone and writing it down on my calendar! I will be doing the same thing when the next box comes out! For only $52 I got over $350 worth of beauty goodies and I think this may be the best valued box that I have ever bought!

What did you think of the Allure fall must have box? Have you ordered one?

XOXO,

Erin

Ellie Fit Fashionista Club

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Ellie Fit Fashionista Club is a monthly subscription for women’s fitness clothing and accessories! Each month you can pick out any 2 pieces from the online collection. If you can’t get decide what you want or if you forget about choosing something, they send you a surprise outfit based on your style quiz. You can also skip a month! It’s $49.95 per month at Ellie.com

It comes in a really cute, bright pink envelope, kind of like the one for Ipsy, but bigger!

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Here’s what I picked out:

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 When I tried on both, they were a little tight, hence why I’m not going to take a picture yet in them for the world to see! I went onto the site and realized I should’ve looked at the size chart. They do run small. XS= size 2, S= size 4, M = size 6, L= size 8, and XL= size 10. I guess I just assumed I was a medium, like I am in 90% of everything else… but I was wrong. So my advice to you is always check the size chart when getting clothes online!

Photo courtesy of Ellie.com

Photo courtesy of Ellie.com

Solar Flare Leggings// retail value $79.95 -These were a little tight, but that’s more motivation to work out right?! I loved that these have a secret hidden pocket on the top of these. Big enough for my credit card or some cash. It’s always nice to not have to leave my wallet in a locker at the gym. I wore these when I worked out and ran about 4 miles in these and they were really breathable. I paired these with a long, loose tank top so no one could see that they were a little tight around the hips!

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photo courtesy of ellie.com

        Ace of Spades Racerback tank top // Retail value $49.95-  it was a little too snug for me to wear. I put it on and it gave me some SERIOUS cleavage. Which is cool, but I think it won’t look that way after I’ve lost a few pounds.

 

 Both items are made very well! I love that they are pre-shrunken so they wont shrink after washing them. I actually wore the solar flare leggings with a long loose tank top when I worked out and I really loved them! I didn’t feel like they stuck to me and they were really breathable! I would compare them to the pair of workout leggings I have from Under Armor that I absolutely love. I think this is an awesome deal to get 2 items for $49.95 You can get 2 tops, 2 bottoms or a top and a bottom. It’s up to you! The best thing is, you get to pick everything out yourself!

 

The total of both items were valued at $ 129.90. I don’t really have the budget for spending $130 on just two pieces of workout gear, but I think $49.95 is a great value! The outfit is made really well and I think it’s going to last a long time! I’m excited to give my workout wardrobe a makeover! Check it out at Ellie.com

XOXO,

Erin

I was sent these products in exchange for a review. All opinions are 100% my own. no affiliate links or referral links were used in this post. you can check out the full disclosure here .

PopSugar Must Have Box August 2013

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PopSugar Must-have box is definitely one of my favorite subscriptions. Every month they send me a box filled will full size  products and deluxe samples that is usually over $100 worth of a variety of beauty, fashion, snacks, home, reading, and more. It’s $35 a month- but you can get your first box for $30 using the code Refer5 at https://musthave.popsugar.com/

Here’s what was in this month’s Popsugar box:

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Gorjana open circle necklace // retail value $65
This is the 1 year anniversary gift that was included in the box! It’s cute and has a great length!

“This simple, yet sophisticated piece is perfect for everyday wear. We’d style this with a cute day dress for a weekend with friends or everyday workwear.” – PopSugar

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Bentgo All-in-one Stackable Lunch Box // retail value $19.99
I’ve been wanting to buy this for a while! So happy they included this in the August box! It’s stackable and the utensils are in the box, how cute is this?!

“Even if you’re not kicking odd a new school year, there’s no time like the present to try out a new lunch routine. This Bentgo meal-storage container can keep your lunch well-organized and offers a great, eco-friendly way to eat healthy every day.” – PopSugar

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May designs weekly agenda notebook // retail value $17

I absolutely love this! I would rather have an agenda that I can write in verses an electronic agenda. I love how bright and happy this notebook is! They included a promo code to get either $5, $50, or $500- mine was worth $5.

“There’s only so much electronic calendars can do, and we’re still lost without our good old-fashioned weekly agenda stashed away in our bag everywhere we go.” – PopSugar

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Lulah body wash // retail value $11.25
I’ve never heard of this brand, but I love trying new things! Popsugar included a 20% off promo code for a Lulah purchase at http://www.lulah.com. It also looks adorable in my shower! It smells so good!

What’s not to love about this Lulah body wash? It smells amazing, creates a luxurious lather to keep your skin clean and fresh, and is all wrapped up in cute packaging to brighten up your shower.” – PopSugar

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Lunares apple bowl // retail value $20?
How cute is this?! I love apples, and this is going to be a great to hold some of my jewelry! It can also be used as a snack bowl too, but I think it’s simply too beautiful to be used for food.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away! This apple bowl may not be keeping you healthy, but it’s a great decorative addition to any desk, entryway table, or tablescape.” – Popsugar

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Naturebox Granny Smith Apples // retail value $4

I love healthy snacks like this, but I didn’t love these. The texture was horrible, maybe it was just me? The eco-friendly bag was a nice touch, but some of the paper from the bag ended up on the apples . Popsugar teamed up with NatureBox and included a promo code for a 50% off promo code for my first NatureBox if I wanted to try it.

“We teamed up with these amazing monthly subscription NatureBox to bring you this healthy snack of apple rings. With no added sugars, these are perfect to enjoy when you need a quick treat in the middle of the day or when you’re on the go.” -PopSugar

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Dermalogica PreCleanse and Special Cleansing Gel // retail value $15?
I haven’t tried this brand, but I’m always excited to try new things! If I like it, PopSugar included a 20% off promo code for me! skincare is so important to me and I love trying out

“Meet the two-step process that will change your skin regimen. First up is Dermalogica’s PreCleanse, which is an oil-based, water-soluble cleanser that rids skin of oil-based debris and pollutants. It’s formulated with plant oils. So it won’t clog your pores and will leave your skin ready for the cleansing gel.” -PopSugar

Verdict// I loved this box so much! I think that Popsugar does a great job of picking things that I will actually use! This box was  valued over $100 and I think it’s worth the $35 per month!

XOXO,

Erin

Glossybox July 2013

 

 

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I feel like a horrible blogger lately, I have been sick and really couldn’t sit down and finish a blog post the last couple of days so I apologize. I have so many things coming up this week on the blog!

This is my third month with Glossybox, and I’m really loving it so far! This is always the last box that arrives in the month. Glossybox is a beauty subscription box that usually has 4-5 items in the box. It costs $21 but the value of the box is usually way more than the cost! You can check out my reviews Here & Here. I was really excited to open my box, I didn’t look at any spoilers this month so this box was 100% surprise (But probably because I forgot about it)!

Here’s what I got in July’s box:

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Nails Inc Baker Street Nail Polish // Mini size Value $4 – Love the color of this polish! This is actually the first time I’ve tried the Nails Inc brand and I really like them! The color was completely opaque when I applied it to my nails. I really love this bright blue!

Figs & Rouge Cherry Blossom Tinted Lip Balm Tube // Full-size Value $9 -I am excited to use this! I will take lip balm over lipstick any day!

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Nicka K New York ABSOLUTE! Make-up Cleansing Tissues //10 sheets Value $1.49 – I love when boxes include make-up wipes! It’s something practical that I use almost every day. Glossybox has featured this brand before, and I really like them!

Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum //I received something like this in my July Birchbox and I’m not complaining! I love getting stuff for acne because I’ve fallen victim to adult acne :(

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Bvlgari Shampoo & Shower Gel // 1 oz Value $6- I’m not sure if I love the scent of this, it’s ok, but not really my favorite.

Brazilian Blowout Acai Deep Conditioning Mask // 1 oz Value $5 - This smells good and I will definitely be using this on my poor dry & damaged hair.

I paid $21 for this box and I will use all of the items in the box! I was pleasantly surprised to see 6 items in my box! This box did not have an amazing value like some of the other boxes- but the face that I will use all of the products in this box makes it more valuable than most! If you want to subscribe, go to Glossybox.com

XO,
Erin

Disclosure: I pay for my Glossybox subscription. no referral links are used in this post.

Bridge Box July 2013 Review

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Anyone else obsessed with beautiful stationary?! I don’t know what it is, but I am drawn to bright colors and beautiful paper goods!  Riverandbridge’s Bridge Box is simply perfect for my stationary hoarding! The idea behind the box is to send more snail mail, and I personally love getting hand written letters in the mail and sending letters in the mail!

Here’s what was in the Bridge Box:

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*8 personalized tribal triangles note cards with envelopes // Value $7.50 – I absolutely love these! The paper is really thick and the design is beautiful! I love that it’s personalized too!

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*Three Summer postcards //Retail Value $5- I love how bright and fun these are! My favorite out of the three is probably the “Take me to the beach” postcard.

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*Navajo set of 2 folded cards //Retail Value $6.00- I absolutely love the colors of these, and I don’t own any notecards that look like this so that’s a major plus!

I  loved everything that came in the box! For $10 I think you get a lot for your money! I am absolutely loving Riverandbridge’s Etsy shop too! If you like pretty stationary and paper goods this box is for you!

About the box:
The cost: $10 plus shipping and handling (it was about $2-$3 to ship to me across the country)

What’s in the box: Each box will include stationery with a retail value of at least $15

If you purchase by the 15th of the month your box will be shipped by the 24th of the month! Make sure you include your name for any personalization in the job notes on Etsy.

You can check out May and June’s Bridge box Here & Here!

You can get the August box Here

Tell me what you think of the box below! Comments make my day!

XOXO,

Erin

Disclaimer: This box was sent to me in exchange for an honest review from RiverandBridge. ECG will never except money for a review, but will except a free product to review. This is a personal blog written by me and all opens are 100% my own & honest. I am not affiliated with this company and there are no referral links in the post.

FabFitFun VIP Summer Box

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FabFitFun VIP Box is a new subscription box from Guiliana Rancic and FabFitFun. It’s a quarterly subscription box that is $49.99 every season. This is a review of the Summer Box. I’m just going to start off by saying that this review is WAY overdue. Apparently FabFitFun did not have my address in their system when they were shipping all of the boxes a couple weeks ago. I just got my box on Saturday July 27th, and was expecting it a few weeks ago. At least the customer service was really nice and emailed me to tell me what had happened.

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Here’s what was in my FabFitFun VIP Box:
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Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes// Value $2.99
I have used these before and I love them! They’re really cool and refreshing!
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Orly Nail Polish // Value $8.50
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 Kind Bar Dark Chocolate Chili Almond // Value $1.50
 I enjoy getting Kind Bars in my subscription boxes! This is something that I will never get tired of getting! Obsessed! I’m not a dark chocolate fan- but this was simply amazing! 

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Catalina Su Lip Gloss // Value $14
 I have been getting a lot of lip gloss lately! Not complaining about this one bit though! I love this color and I think it’s flattering for any skin type. I love pink’s like this!
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It Hair Care Surf Spray// Value $7
I currently use “Not Your Mothers” beach spray, but I’m excited to try something new! This is something I will definitely use! Plus, it smells so good! 

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Infinity Sun Glow on the Go Sunless Tanner (Travel Size) // Value $35
 I stopped going to the tanning salon because I realized my health is more important than my love of  being tan. I was kind of addicted.  After reading in Cosmopoitan that going to the tanning bed increases your risk for melanoma 2% every time you go, I immediately stopped going ! I didn’t look like I belonged on jersey shore- but I loved it. I’m glad that they included this in the box, I’m always on the search for the right sunless tanner!

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Evian Mineral Water Facial Spray //Value $12
I have always wanted to buy this but couldn’t justify spending $12 on water. This is supposed to be great for setting your makeup and refreshing your makeup throughout the day. Not something I would buy, but I am happy they put it in the box!

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 Purlisse Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser // Value $36
I’m interested in trying this Cleanser. I like that it’s natural and won’t strip your face of your natural oils.

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 Ivory + Mason Sunglasses // Value $135
Really didn’t like these glasses… Luckily, Ivory + Mason will let you exchange your glasses for $10 and let you pick out a pair you would actually wear. I’m tempted on doing that! These don’t fit my face very well and I really don’t think I’d wear them.

I paid $49.95 for this box and it had the value of over $250!!!
Verdict: I loved almost everything in the box! The only thing I could’ve done without was the sunglasses. I’m excited to see what the Fall FabFitFun VIP box has to offer! Fall is definitely my favorite season by far! I Can’t wait to see what the next FabFitBox’s theme will be!

You can save $10 off your first FabFitFun box by using this code: 644888
Go to FabFitFun.com To subscribe!

What did you think of FabFitFun?

XO,

Erin