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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.

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.

Product description card:

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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
I love getting nail polish in my subscription boxes! My collection is growing steadily but I didn’t have anything from Orly.kind
 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

Glossybox “American Beauty” June 2013 Review

Hello Gorgeous!

I finally got my Glossybox in the mailbox yesterday! It was at the same USPS sorting facility for 4 days! What makes it worse is, the sorting facility was only a little over an hour from my house! It’s here though, so I can’t complain too much. I ended up ordering two boxes this month. Both boxes ended up being exactly the same minus the nail polish colors. I loved the packaging this month! I Loved the change from the regular pink box to the white box with the “Glossy-girl” illustration.

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Here’s what was in my boxes:

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C. Booth Honey Almond Dry Oil Mist– 2 fl. oz. /Value $4.00

I just received a product similar to this in my July Julep box. I’m sure I will use it, but I don’t know if I like the smell of the product or not.

 

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Oscar de la Renta Essential Luxuries collection (6 samples)/ Est. Value $5

These ended up spilling and leaking all over both boxes. I’m not a huge fan, but I’m also a die-hard Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue fan. I’ll give these a chance, they don’t smell bad. They’re really strong scents though.

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Phillip B. Katira Hair Masque- 2 fl. oz./Value $13.30

I haven’t opened this up yet but I’m really excited to try a new product from this company. I’ve heard some good things about it when I did a search online.

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SpaRitual favorites Nail Polish – colors: HIJINKS (Orange Shimmer) & Shooting Star (wine/purple shimmer) Value $12.00

I tried the color “Shooting Star” and it’s so pretty! I thought I was going to hate it, because I’m not usually into berry/wine colors but it’s a beauty purple with a lot of shimmer/fine glitter. This will be a perfect color for fall. I’m not that excited about the orange color, but I’ll give it a chance.

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Tarte complexion enhancing lipstick (shade for fair to light) Value $14.50

I’m not big on lipstick. I will be trying this out though. the packaging is eco-friendly, but kind of flimsy. I would hate for the packaging of this product to get wet or slip into the sink because it’s made out of a cardboard maybe? I love the packaging colors though! I’m a huge Tarte fan so I hope this product is just as good as their other products.

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Product description card/Dallas Shaw “Glossy Girl” illustration.  I like that the description card has the Glossy Girl illustration on the front of the card, and on the inside is the full description of the products. On the back of the card there is a note from Dallas Shaw.

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The box also came with a June Glossyblog Mag. I thought it was finny that they still had a full article on Bondi New York. Even though they ended up having some issues and decided to pull out last minute. I’m happy they’re still in the magazine. It was a nice extra for the box.

Total value of each box was $48.83 

  I was not too pleased with the late shipping of this box. I ended up getting it yesterday (JULY 2nd) so I feel like they should work on shipping their boxes on time. Or the face that the perfume leaked all over both boxes.

Maybe I was a little too excited about these boxes. I was  most excited about the Bondi New York nail polish and that didn’t even end up in the box. Overall this month box was a great one so I can’t complain. I’m a sucker for limited edition and collaboration boxes!

Glossybox subscription is $21 a month. You get 5-6 deluxe samples and full-size products. Go to Glossybox.com to subscribe.

What did you think about this month’s Glossybox?

You can find spoilers for July’s box HERE. Also you can find out about Glossyboxes Limited edition wedding box in one of my recent posts HERE.

 

xoxo- Erin

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Glossybox. I pay for this box with my own money. There are referral links in some posts. This was not a sponsored post. All opinions on East Coast Glamm are my own.

Julep Maven July 2013 California Coast Collection

This month I decided to go against my profile style which is “It-girl” and decided to go with the Bombshell box this month. I really wanted to get the entire set but was good and restrained from spending the $55.00. I did however end up adding a nail polish that was worth $4.99 but I ended up using 750 “Jules” points that I’ve saved up and it was free!

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What was in my box:

JoannaLilac frost 
Regular Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $11.20

BlakelyPurple and green molten  

Regular Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $11.20

My add-on this month:
Fireworks- Red, white and blue multi-dimensional glitter top coat

Regular Price: $14.00
Maven Price: $11.20

I got this right on time for 4th of July! I’m so excited to put this on and will post a picture on my instagram later. I love glitter polishes, especially for accent nails.

From left to right: Blakely, Joanna, and Fireworks!

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swatches of Blakely, Joanna, and Fireworks!

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Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil

Regular Price: $23.00

Maven Price: $18.40

Here’s the description from Julep.com:

What It Is: A blend of lightweight yet nourishing oils that moisturize, condition, and restore elasticity and suppleness to the body.

What It Does: Absorbs instantly and leaves a satin finish without a greasy residue. Treatment mist contains a blend of cotton seed oil, rich in cell nourishing vitamin E, and sunflower oil-  for deep conditioning and softening of even the driest skin.

How To Use: Mist onto slightly damp skin. Massage in thoroughly. Use whenever and whenever skin feels dry. Can be used under lotion for more skin conditioning. Do not use on face.

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Green Tea Facial Blotting Papers (Estimated value $5?) pack of 40 sheets

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Loving the Quote that was in the box this month!

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I am very satisfied with my box this month. I was thinking about skipping this month until I got the email and got to see my picks for this month! I’m glad I ended up getting the box! What did you think about this month? Box Value without the Maven discount was $70 (including my add-on this month)

If you want to join Julep here’s a few things:

1. It’s $19.99 a month and you get to pick the box that is sent to you.

2. You can skip any month, send your box to a friend or keep the box.

3. You can try the box out for free by using these Promo codes: FREEMAVEN or FREEBOX

4.Julep is a Nail polish based company but has been coming out with other beauty products (DD cream, lip balm, lipstick, hair products and more)

Go to Julep.com and fill out your Style Profile, then pick your box and don’t forget to use the Promo code!

 

This week has been absolutely CRAZY! There will be new posts up soon, I promise. I should be getting my June Glossybox on Monday. It’s funny, Julep shipped from Washington State on the 27th and Glossybox shipped on the 26th from New Jersey (MAYBE 5-6  hours away) and is still not here. Kudos to Julep for fast shipping and stress-free experience. I’m kind of on my last straw with Glossybox. Hopefully the American Beauty Glossybox is worth it, that’s all I have to say!

 

XOXO,

Erin

julep destination mystery box June 2013

I was kind of disappointed with my first Julep Mystery boxes for June. I ended up ordering two of the three available and I’m relieved I saved $24.95 and didn’t buy the third box.  I ordered the Miami Destination box and the Laguna Destination box (the third box was the Hamptons Destination box). There are different versions of each box which can range from $70-200. Each of my boxes were both valued at the lower end of $70.

Mystery boxes come out after the monthly subscription boxes are shipped. Monthly subscriptions are $19.99 a month and right now you can use the PROMO CODE : Freemaven or Freebox to get your first box free at Julep.com . Mystery boxes are not a monthly plan and you can buy them without a subscription to Julep. The destination mystery boxes are now sold out.

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I’ll start with the Miami box, which came in a bigger box than the Laguna box. I was so excited when the package came and that excitement was kind of deflated when I opened the box. The colors are great so I really can’t complain too much. I was excited because I had checked out previous Mystery boxes and most of them looked like a great value.

Here’s what I got in my Julep Miami Mystery box version #3:

Paris– Multidimensional holographic glitter top coat

Lauren– A hot tropical pink crème.

Isla–  A Soft milky-white metallic.

Dry Clean Invisible Dry Shampoo- $22 (Without the maven discount)

Strawberry mint lip balm – $6 (no longer available on the Julep site)

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Swatches of Lauren, Isla, Paris :

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The value of the box, without the discount makes it exactly $70

I tried the Dry shampoo and there is NO WAY I would pay $22 for this product. I prefer “Not your mother’s dry shampoo a lot better (and it’s only $5-6). I didn’t notice any extra volume or texture with the Julep Dry shampoo. I was really excited about using it too.

I loved the Nail polish colors. I think I would rather pay the $7-$8 and just pick out my own polishes in the store.  Paris was my favorite out of the three in this box.

The Strawberry –Mint Lip balm was a nice treat. The smell is delicious and I have already used it a bunch on my lips. I can tell it’s not going to last very long because it almost melts onto your lips and a lot of product comes off when you use it.

Out of the two boxes the Miami box was my favorite.

Now on to the Julep Laguna Mystery box;  I’ll start by saying that out of all of the Julep polishes they could’ve sent me as a duplicate- They sent me my least-favorite polish of ALL TIME, Abbie. If you read my posts you’ll know that I got Abbie in my first intro box in May. I was excited to find the perfect yellow summer polish UNTIL I took off the polish and to my horror MY FINGER NAILS WERE STAINED A DISGUSTING YELLOW COLOR! They are still yellow, a month later. I’m so embarrassed when my polish chips and have had to explain it to co-workers why so they know that it’s not some crazy fungus on my nails. It’s partially my fault for not using a base coat, but still. So my exact thought when I opened my box was “Really, Julep? You seriously sent me this??”Rather than give this away I might throw it away, I haven’t decided yet.  Maybe it was just my nails that it happened to. I still really hate Abbie and want everyone to hear me vent!  Ok now that my vent is done, on to the box!

Here’s what I got in the Laguna mystery box version #5:

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Cody – Cantaloupe orange crème $14

Fiona – Electric lime neon green crème $14

Abbie – Sunshine yellow crème$14

Glycolic hand scrub- $23 (Out of stock on the Julep site)

Strawberry mint lip balm – $6 (no longer available on the Julep site)

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 swatches of Fiona, Cody, and Abbie:

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The lovely Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm

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 The texture of the Gylcolic hand scrub:

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Value for the Laguna box without the Maven discount: $71

I did not like the smell of the hand scrub at all. It’s very floral and I’m more of a citrus girl myself. If floral is your thing though, this is the perfect hand scrub for you. I loved that it made my hands super-soft after one use, but I can’t get past the floral smell. I might be giving this to my sister.

I liked 2 out of the three nail polishes in this box. Fiona and Cody are nice colors and I’m actually wearing Fiona right now.

The final Verdict: Julep Destination Mystery boxes get 3 stars out of 5. I don’t think I will be getting another mystery box for a while. I paid $50.00 for both boxes and I don’t think I got an outstanding deal. Sure both boxes were valued at $144 and I only paid $50, but half of the items I got, I will not end up using.

Julep said that if you ordered one of each of the boxes there were no chances that there would be any duplicates, but I got another Strawberry-Mint lip balm. No complaints here, I actually gave the extra one to my sister and she loves it. I feel like they were just trying to get rid of some old products and didn’t really plan these out as much as I thought they were going to be. I think I might skip next month’s monthly box, but I haven’t decided yet. Maybe I was being a little hard on this mystery box, but no sugarcoating here! Just thought I’d write exactly how I feel.

Did you get a box? What did you think of June’s mystery boxes?

XO- Erin

Disclaimer: I subscribe to Julep with my own money. I was not paid for this review or any mention of this company on my blog. I do use referral codes in some links on this blog. All opinions  on ECG are my own.