Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017

Ipsy chose the theme “Over Easy” for the month of July.  The idea is lazy Sunday vibes.  Easy everything.  Laid-back.  What better way to express “over easy” than with the cute cartoon egg Gudetama!

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017How freaking cute is this bag?!

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017 Front

I thought this was so adorable!  But this isn’t the best side….

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017 Back

Look at the back side….literally!  So much fun!

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017 contains products that are perfect for long, hot summer days.

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017 Ofra Victory Eyeshadow

Ofra Victory Eyeshadow – An ultra-pigmented taupe-brown with a metallic finish.  This is a gorgeous eyeshadow.  It swatches beautifully on the skin.  It is long-wearing and has the perfect shimmer.  $10 for a 2 gram pan.

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017 Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet

Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet – This cult classic gel-cream deeply hydrates, soothes, and softens all skin types—even the hypersensitive ones. Powered by Caudalie’s organic grape water and patented grape-seed polyphenols, this cream not only provides hydration, but it also protects the skin from free-radicals, which causes wrinkles. This formula is rich in Vinolevure® to strengthen skin to become less sensitive and more resilient over time.  $39 for 1.3 ounces on Sephora website.

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017 Trestique Mini Concealer Crayon

Trestique Mini Concealer Crayon – this is a medium toned concealer in the color Bisque.  It is created with a gel formula that lasts all day.  It is buildable.  I did have to press it on to get coverage.  For me it is very drying and chalky looking on my skin.  $10 on Trestique website.

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017 So Susan Makeup Brush

So Susan Blending Brush – A versatile brush made from synthetic nylon & taklon hairs only.  100% cruelty free.  This brush is so soft.  The handle is a pretty purple brown with gold accents.  I could not find this exact brush on So Susan website.  The angled eyeshadow brush is $17.95.

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017 NYX HDB10 Double Dare BlushNYX High Definition Blush – this is in the color HDB10 Double Dare, a dark coral.  Swatches very pigmented and long lasting.  Very bright!  It is silky and lightweight.  $6.99 on Ulta’s website.

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This will be my last Ipsy Glam Bag post.  I have loved receiving this subscription monthly.  I have decided to end it to try Sephora Play.  So, come back and read about a different subscription each month.

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Walmart Beauty Box Summer 2017

Walmart Beauty Box Summer 2017 is here!

This season’s box is packed full of sample size products that are aimed for hot summer days.

Walmart Beauty Box Summer 2017

Walmart Beauty Boxes come out each quarter.  You only pay $5 for shipping.  It is a subscription service.  Walmart Beauty Box Summer 2017 contains 7 samples.  All products can be purchased in the store or online.

Dove Refresh & Care Dry Shampoo – absorbs oil to refresh & revive your hair in between washes.  Leaves hair beautiful, healthy and full of body.  $3.94 for 5 oz.

Pantene Pro-V DreamCare Shampoo – part of the DreamCare line this shampoo contains daily moisture renewal.  Contains Pro-V nutrients and antioxidants.  $5.97 for 25 fluid ounces.

Pantene Pro-V DreamCare Conditioner – also part of the DreamCare line this is the matching daily moisture renewal conditioner.  Contains Pro-V nutrients and antioxidants.  $4.97 for 17.7 fluid ounces.

Pond’s Moisture Clean Towelettes Original Fresh – removes all makeup.  Leaves skin soft and smooth.  Contains Vitamin E and Cold Cream Technology.  28 count for $5.62.

Banana Boat Dry Balance Sunscreen Lotion – helps you feel dry & fresh. SPF 30 UVA/UVB Protection.  Broad spectrum.  Goes on with a soft matte finish.  Skin breathes easy.  Water resistant for 80 minutes.  $11.21 for 6 ounces.

ROC Multi Correxion (not my spelling!) 5 in 1 Chest, Neck and Face Cream – helps reduce the look of fine lines on your face, chest, and neck. Clinically proven to visibly smooth fine lines on the chest and neck in just four weeks. RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream is an anti-aging cream gentle enough for daily use while designed to deliver powerful age-fighting results. This daily anti-aging wrinkle cream contains exclusive Hexinol Technology and vitamin E to help leave your skin smooth, moisturized, and healthier looking.  Contains SPF 30. $18.47 for 1.7 ounces.

Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials Anti-Perspirant Deodorant – gives you up to 48 hours protection.  Reduces underarm wetness.  Cucumber and green tea scent.  $4.66 for 2.6 ounces.

That is the round-up for Walmart Beauty Box Summer 2017.  Did you receive your box yet?  If you don’t have a subscription click here to sign up!

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Ipsy Glam Bag June 2017

Ipsy Glam Bag June 2017

Hello Summer!  As the weather heats up, less is more.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to be too fussy with my makeup only to have it melt off in the weather.  I like to find products that are easy to apply, but give me that put together summery look.  Ipsy Glam Bag June 2017 contains beauty products that are summer-ready!

Ipsy Glam Bag June 2017

This month’s makeup bag is a bold lip with a taupe polka dot print and black detailed zipper.  The lining is black.  Perfect for carrying all your favorite lippes!

Kokie Professional Nail Polish – in the color Alantis at Last is a vivid, bright blue.  $4.98 at Walmart.

Delectable Body Lotion – keeping with the summery theme, this is a coconut & cream scented body lotion.   The product contains shea butter, coconut oil and aloe vera.  Perfect for after-sun care.  $14 for 3.4 ounce at Ulta.

The Balm Cosmetics Balm Springs Long Wearing Blush – I don’t know about you, but I love The Balm’s retro packaging.  It is so fun!  This is in the color In Full Swing, a beautiful long-lasting shade of rosy pink.  This blush is long-wearing.  It is $21 for a full-size.

Vasanti Power Oils Lip Gloss – If you are like me, you don’t want a sticky lip gloss!  This one is so nice.  It glides on.  NO stickiness.  It has a sweet scent, probably because it is enriched with Raspberry, Peach Kernel, Pomegranate Oil and Jojoba Oil.  It is in the shade Super Mom!  Pairs well with the rosy blush.  $19 on Vasanti website.

Pur Fully Charged Mascara Powered by Magnetic Technology – According to the detailed description:  This anti-aging mascara formula contains a revolutionary positively charged matrix that attracts to each individual lash to strengthen, thicken, lengthen and separate for unparalleled performance.  I have tested this out for about a week now.  It does what it says!  The only thing that would make this product better would be if it were waterproof.

Would you like to receive your own Ipsy Glam Bag June 2017?

You can sign up at Ipsy.com.  Ipsy is a $10 per month sample and sometimes full-size products mailed to your door with a beautifully designed makeup bag.   Once you subscribe you fill out a Beauty Match survey that will determine your preferences.

Also, you can earn points by giving feedback on products.  Copy and paste my referral link https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=p_share_ref&sid=link&refer=5×85 so that I can earn 250 points.

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Ipsy Glam Bag May 2017

Ipsy Glam Bag May 2017

Long, hot summer days are upon us here in the sunny state of Florida!  It is time to lighten, brighten, shimmer and dazzle with makeup.

Ipsy says that there are 93 days, 15 hours and 47 minutes of summer–are you soaking them up?  Whether you’re craving a road trip, a sun-drenched siesta, or a poolside fiesta, we dare you to take a day off and make it happen.  In fact, your May Glam Bag picks were chosen to help make all your warm weather dreams come true.

Ipsy Glam Bag May 2017

May’s cosmetic bag is a clear plastic covered with ice cream cones and popsicles–the perfect summer’s day treat!

Mannakadar Beauty Bronzer Highlighter Duo – this 3-in-1 product can be used as a bronzer, highlighter or eyeshadow.  The color is highly pigmented.  A velvet-like texture for a flawless finish.  Lightweight for smooth application.  $21 on website.

Adesse New York Organic Infused Nail Lacquer – a gel-effect nail polish without the UV or led lamp.  This is in the color Surfer Girl.  Infused with organic bamboo extract, argan and shea oils to soothe and rejuvenate your nails.  Organic mica, minerals and pigments deliver high-definition color and super shiny finish that won’t chip or scratch.  The specially designed self-leveling brush delivers the right amount of polish each time.  $18 on website.

Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush (not pictured–sorry I got overanxious to use it!  Click on the website to see how pretty!) – the round shape allows you to apply your liquid foundation smoother and quicker.  A beautiful blue handle with rose gold detail.  $23 on website.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen – in the color Opal Overcoat.  A very shimmery pink liner.  Waterproof, super-long-wear, no-smudge, no-budge eye liners. They glide on like seamless silk, and in a single sweep motion create a flawless, solid jewel-toned line. No retouching required all day – or night!  $12 on website.

It Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara – in the color Super Black.  Formulated with powerful peptides and proteins, strengthening biotin, lash-lifting polymers and plumping collagen, this anti-aging mascara will take your lashes to new heights.  $24 on Ulta website.

Ipsy Glam Bag May 2017 contains samples that are geared for a cool summer!

You can sign up at Ipsy.com.  Ipsy is a $10 per month sample and sometimes full-size products mailed to your door with a beautifully designed makeup bag.   Once you subscribe you fill out a Beauty Match survey that will determine your preferences.

Also, you can earn points by giving feedback on products.  Copy and paste my referral link https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=p_share_ref&sid=link&refer=5×85 so that I can earn 250 points.

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Ipsy Glam Bag April 2017

Ipsy Glam Bag April 2017

The little card in Ipsy Glam Bag April 2017 reads, “Step right up!  Step right up!  Now is the time to be bold and shatter the mold.  forget what you know about the status quo.  This is your ticket to the ipsy Sideshow.  Featuring…”

Ipsy Glam Bag April 2017

 

The cosmetic bag is one of the cutest designs I’ve seen.  It is in the shape of a movie, show or theatre ticket.  The products in the bag are fun and designed to kick off the lightness and ease for the Spring.

Adesse New York Cupuacu Butter Lip Balm – a very light, sheer pink lip color that uses cold-pressed cupuacu butter in its center.  Cupuacu butter comes from the Rain Forest.  It soothes, moisturizes and hydrates dry lips with a hint of ginger mint.  $24 on the website.

Avene Rich Compensating Cream – for dry, sensitive skin.  Ultra-rich restorative moisturizing cream nourishes hydrates the skin and prevents moisture loss while providing powerful anti-oxidant protection.  $35 for 1.69 fluid ounces on the website.

Ciate of London Bamboo Bronzer – this is in the color Palm Island, which is a medium to dark bronzer.  It is described as a lightweight matte finish powder bronzer with oil-controlling ingredients for a shine-free, warm, radiant glow.   $28 for .35 ounce on Sephora website.

Jesse’s Girl Liquid Eyeliner – this is a felt tip very black liner.  An all day, waterproof liner.  The tip is as fine as 1 millimeter.  $6.99 on Walgreen website.

Glamour Dolls Lisa Frank Blush Brush – not even available to purchase yet!!!  You can pre-order for June delivery.  The handle contains Lisa Frank very colorful unicorns with a rose gold detail.  The brush is angled and very soft with a pink tip.  Perfect for applying blush.  $5 on the website.

Would you like to subscribe to this monthly beauty kit?  You can get your own Ipsy Glam Bag April 2017:

You can sign up at Ipsy.com.  Ipsy is a $10 per month sample and sometimes full-size products mailed to your door with a beautifully designed makeup bag.   Once you subscribe you fill out a Beauty Match survey that will determine your preferences.

Also, you can earn points by giving feedback on products.  Copy and paste my referral link https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=p_share_ref&sid=link&refer=5×85 so that I can earn 250 points.

Are you status quo when it comes to your makeup…or do you like to be set apart?

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Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2017

Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2017

The theme for Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2017 is “Embrace Your Beauty.”  My box is full of facial care, which I can really appreciate with the constantly changing Spring weather here in Florida.

WALMART BEAUTY BOX SPRING 2017

 

The box is a beautiful pink with gold detail.  Walmart has stepped up its game with presentation.  The paper inside has gold roses that remind you of springtime.

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant

60 Second In-Shower Facial – works with the steam of the shower to gently exfoliate dead skin.  $6.72 for 5 ounces.

Overnight Hydrating Facial – hydrating, hypoallergenic formula for facial rejuvenation.  Deeply hydrates and nourishes.  $15.03 for 1.7 ounces.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Luminous Hydration Facial Oil – contains 10 skin-loving natural oils to deeply boost hydration, replenishing and revitalizing skin to its most naturally dewy, radiant and healthy-looking state.  Helps maintain skin’s optimal moisture level so skin is balanced and never greasy or over producing oil to compensate for dryness.  $9.88 for one ounce.

Soo AE Nature Collagen Essence Mask Vitamin – formulated with a special blend of vitamins to provide an instant boost to the skin brightening its overall tone while supplying it with a plethora of nutrients.  $2.50 for one mask.

Burt’s Bees Skin Nourishment Night Cream with Royal Jelly – clinically shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Provides all night hydration.  $17.07 for 1.8 ounces.

Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair

Ultimate Repair Shampoo – 3x Liquid Keratin.  Extreme damage repair, protection and shine.  For heavily damaged hair.  $5.47 for 13.6 squeeze bottle.

Ultimate Repair Conditioner – 3x Liquid Keratin.  Deep reconstruction.  More shine and up to 90% stronger and shinier hair.  $5.47 for 13.6 ounces.

Jergen’s Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer -applies to wet skin while still in shower.  Glides on smoothly to lock in hydration and create gradual, subtle color.  Comes in Fair to Medium and Medium to Dark skin tones.  $8.64 for 7.5 ounces.

Colgate Optic White Beauty Toothpaste – Radiant Icy Mint flavored anticavity flouride toothpaste.  Whitens teeth with hydrogen peroxide.  $6.96 for 3 ounce tube.

 Palmer’s Coconut Facial Moisturizer – an indulgently creamy, moisture-boosting formula, that replenishes and revitalizes skin for a dewy, radiant complexion.  Naturally skin-healthy Coconut water helps maintain optimal hydration and keep skin looking balanced all day long.  $8.98 for 1.7 ounces.

Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2017 is nice way to kick off Spring.  It gives plenty of ideas and samples to moisturize, brighten, whiten and repair your hair, skin and teeth.

Walmart Beauty Box is a quarterly subscription.  The boxes coordinate with each season.  Visit walmart.com to sign up for your subscription box!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

 

 

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Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

I keep a travel bucket list of interesting places, restaurants, roof top bars and shops I’d like to visit.  One of those places got checked off my list this past January!  We had the amazing opportunity to visit Iceland’s Blue Lagoon!

Iceland's Blue Lagoon

Our flight landed in Reykjavik, Iceland at 4 AM.  After some duty-free shopping, some coffee and breakfast and shifting of luggage, the reserved Flybus picked us up at 730 AM.  Let me just say this….we landed in a windy downpour.  It was freezing.  We had to walk from the airport through these partially enclosed glass walkways to the parking lot where Flybus was to pick us up.  There are lots of buses.  We had reserved tours through Reykjavik Excursions.  Most of the buses are from this company.  However, our bus was yellow…not the white with blue lettering.

We were so thankful to get out of the wind when our bus did arrive.  It is about a 45 minute ride to Blue Lagoon.  It was still quite dark.  The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.  The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland.

Our visit was part of a transfer to our hotel, so we were still with our luggage.  There is a nice area at the drop-off site to store your luggage.  Once that was done, you hike a path through the lava rocks to the spa area.

Blue Lagoon

Here are Juan and I bundled up at the entrance to the spa.  I was surprised at the crowds at 830 in the morning.  Make sure you make reservations!  You can go to their website here.  There are different packages you can purchase.

We received our towel and wrist bands, which have credit card information and scanner to lock your locker.  The dressing rooms were very nice.

Shoe Storage Blue Lagoon Locker Room

The facility was extremely clean.  There were shoe storage areas.  Changing rooms, lockers, plastic bags to store your wet things (you can see the roll on the wall above.)  Once changed, everyone is asked to take a shower.  You do this wearing your swimsuit.  After your shower there are two entrances to the pool area.  One opens right out into the elements.  Being that it was January with gale-force winds blowing, we chose the second way.

Inside Steps Blue Lagoon

Inside Steps Blue Lagoon

If you look to your left there is a stairway leading into the pool still indoors.  Once in the warm, soothing water you can go through a door to an outdoor cave.  It is there where you can put on the mud face mask and chill or you can move out to the huge spa area.

Door to Outside Blue Lagoon

Door to Outside Blue Lagoon

Cave in the Blue Lagoon

Cave in the Blue Lagoon

It is a great idea to bring a waterproof camera or a waterproof pouch for your phone.  You’ll want to take lots of pictures!

I wore a hat because 1.) it was cold!! 2.) I read that the properties in the water cause your hair to dry out and to frizz.

Juan in the Blue Lagoon

The above pic shows Juan outside in the spa water.  It is still dark.  It is still blowing gale winds sideways and there are whitecaps on the water!!  We went back to the inner part of the spa and soaked away our airplane aches and pains.  Yes, we even had a cocktail as we soaked.

Vanity Area Blue Lagoon

It was time to leave the warm, soothing waters for a shower and change.  There is a nice vanity area where you can dry your hair and redo your makeup.  There are hairdryers for your use and outlets.

Restaurant Blue Lagoon

It was time to visit the cafe for some hot coffee.  There are huge windows where you can people-watch the soakers in the spa.  It was just starting to get light outside.

Blue Lagoon Bridge

Waters of the Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon from Upper Deck

Overlooking Blue Lagoon from Upper Deck

In the above pic you can see the geothermal facility that heats the spa.

Path through the lava rocks blue lagoon

It was time for us to head back to the bus.  Here is the walk through the lava rocks.  That is our friend, Pammy!

Myself at Blue Lagoon

Myself at Blue Lagoon

Walk from Blue Lagoon

I seriously don’t think you can take a bad picture in Iceland!  It is such a stunning, scenic country.  This is walking from the spa back to the drop-off site.

Lava Rocks at Blue Lagoon

I mean look at all that beauty!  The black lava rocks set against the blue water!….even with cloudy skies!

Visit Iceland’s Blue Lagoon CHECK!!!!!

Should you go?  YES!!!!  It was well worth every bit of it.  It was unlike anything we have ever done in all our travels.  I would do it again…when it is warmer and when it is light outside.  That is not to take anything away from our experience.  It is a visit we will never forget.

Questions? Comments!

Leave them below.  I would love to hear if you have been to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon!

 

 

 

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Ipsy Glam Bag March 2017

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2017

Spring has sprung here in Florida!  I am so excited to bring to you a Spring-inspired collection of sample makeup products.  Ipsy Glam Bag March 2017 includes a card that says, “You are Beautiful.”  It encourages to pass it on.  We are to share the card with someone who could use a little love.

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2017

The cosmetic bag is a beautiful blush with a rose gold zipper and pull.  Definitely dressy enough to carry as a date-night bag.

City Color Photo Chic Dark Spot Corrector – a peach colored concealer used to minimize the appearance of dark circles and spots.  The thick formula is long lasting and gives eyes a healthy rested appearance.  Tip:  use your finger to “melt” the product to under eye.  Top with your favorite concealer. $3.99 on website.

Elizabeth Mott Blending Brush – this is a dense, yet soft brush that does a fantastic job blending eye shadow.  The handle is a tiffany blue and rose gold.  $15 on website.

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer – Bahama Mama is a beautiful brown matte bronzer that does not have any orange undertones.  The product can be used to contour or as a brown eye shadow.  $15 on Walmart website.

Doucce Freematic Eye Shadow  – an individual shadow is sold as part of a quad.  The product is in the color Marisa No. 67.  It is a shimmer rose color shadow.  It feels velvety soft to the touch.  It has a slight sparkle to it.  $35 for the quad on the website.  You can choose from 82 colors both matte and shimmer.

Ladykin Affinitic Snail Cream – first thought: what a cute container.  Second thought: snail secretion! Ew!  However….even Ipsy tells us not to get grossed out.  There is no scent to the moisturizer.  This is a Korean brand that helps heal damaged skin, boost elasticity and leaves your skin smooth and hydrated.  My skin feels very soft and smooth after one application.  Also, the product is on back order until 3/30/17!  That in itself says something.  It is $22 on website.

How do you get your own Ipsy Glam Bag March 2017?

You can sign up at Ipsy.com.  Ipsy is a $10 per month sample and sometimes full-size products mailed to your door with a beautifully designed makeup bag.   Once you subscribe you fill out a Beauty Match survey that will determine your preferences.

Also, you can earn points by giving feedback on products.  Copy and paste my referral link https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=p_share_ref&sid=link&refer=5×85 so that I can earn 250 points.

Thanks for reading.  I hope you enjoy your Ipsy products as much as I do.

What is your favorite product this month?

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Ipsy Glam Bag February 2017

Ipsy Glam Bag February 2017

Ipsy Glam Bag Febraury 2017

It’s glam bag time again!  Once a month I look forward to unboxing new beauty products to try.  Ipsy Glam Bag February 2017 is another exciting combination of these beauty products.  The cosmetic case is a cute denim with bright orange piping and zipper with a lip-shaped pull.  The nylon lining is also bright orange.

Briogeo Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Creme – good for all hair types.  It is a silicone-free and weightless finishing formula infused with a nourishing blend of rosehip, argan, and coconut oils to smooth hair, enhance shine, tame frizz, and thermal protect up to 425°F.   No parabens. No sulfates.  No silicons.  $24  for 4 ounces on Sephora website

It Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination – in the shade medium.  This is a full coverage anti-aging waterproof concealer.  It is good for normal, combination, oily and dry skin.  It corrects dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles and uneven skintones.  It comes in 4 shades:  light, medium, tan and deep.  $24 for a 0.28 ounce on Sephora website.

NYX Butter Lipstick – in the color ripe berry is hydrating to the lips, buttery and nicely pigmented.  $5.99 on Target website.

Hikari Cream Pigment – a beautiful shimmery copper eyeshadow in the color latte.  $13 on Hikari website.

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish – has a fun name.  It is in the shade $12 Latte.  It looks gray in the bottle, but it is a medium brown.  $15 on Trust Fund website.

The theme of Ipsy Glam Bag February 2017 is #Ipsy Much Love.

How do you get your own Ipsy Glam Bag?

You can sign up at Ipsy.com.  Ipsy is a $10 per month sample and sometimes full-size products mailed to your door with a beautifully designed makeup bag.   Once you subscribe you fill out a Beauty Match survey that will determine your preferences.

Also, you can earn points by giving feedback on products.  Copy and paste my referral link https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=p_share_ref&sid=link&refer=5×85 so that I can earn 250 points.

Comment below on your favorite product this month!

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My Visit to Birchbox Store SoHo New York

My Visit to Birchbox Store SoHo New York

My Visit Visit to Birchbox Store Soho New York

A trip to New York is not complete without a visit to a beauty store!  Last year I visited Bite Lip Lab.  You can read my post My Visit to BITE Beauty Lip Lab New York.

This time I visited the BIRCHBOX Store.

Birchbox Store

The Birchbox Store is located in SoHo at 433 W. Broadway, New York.  Birchbox is known for its $10 personalized monthly subscription boxes.  Visit their website here to read all about it and to subscribe to your own monthly delivery!

Birchbox Store Interior

Birchbox Store is more than just samples!  You can also buy full-size products or visit the salon.

Birchbox Store Sample Selection

I visited to BYOB–Build Your Own Birchbox!  For $15 you can choose from categories of body, hair, makeup, skincare and nails.  It costs more than the monthly subscription price, but you get to choose your very own samples.

Birchbox Store Samples

My visit was during February, so I got to pick the Valentine Box.  Just look at these samples!  The bins are organized by the five categories for ease when choosing samples.  There are so many great samples that it is hard to just choose five!

My Birchbox Choices

Birchbox Samples

The samples I chose:

  • Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
  • Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey
  • Ciate Paint Pots Nail Polish in Paparazzi
  • Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil
  • Nest Fragrance

My Visit to Birchbox Store SoHo New York was a highlight of our trip!

Let me know in the comments below if you have visited Birchbox Store.

Thanks for reading!

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