Sunday, April 28, 2013

Be a Product Tester for L'oreal!!

I want to show you all an amazing opportunity that I have been involved in for a couple years now. I have been testing products for L'oreal, and even though I only do a few jobs for them a year the benefits are great!

First they will send you the products to test out (these products are not in formal packaging and are usually not available to the public yet, but all products are believed to be safe and they just want to know consumers opinions before placing them on the shelves). After you test the products you will fill out one or more questionnaires about the products and then they will send you your compensation (which can range from one full size product to a package of full size products). 

The last job I did for them was a 10 week study in which I tested out 10 BB Creams (one each week) and took a quick 5 minute survey each week. They sent me a prize package (unboxing video and details below) which more than pays for the amount of work I did for them. You can sign up here:

Now for the fun, here is my unboxing video with names and prices of all the items underneath.

1.) Essie The Cuticle Pen $9
2.) L'oreal Paris Sublime Sun Sunscreen $9
3.) L'oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner $7
4.) Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Serum $84
5.) Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Quad $43
6.) L'oreal Ideal Clean Makeup Removing Towelettes $5.99
7.) Lancome Hypnose Mascara $27
8.) L'oreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer $9
9.) Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with avocado $25
10.) Essie Sleek Stick Nail Applique $10.25
11.) Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lip Color $22
12.) L'oreal Eversleek Precious Oil Treatment $10
13.) L'oreal Eversleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo $5
14.) L'oreal Eversleek Intense Smoothing Conditioner $5

Total Value: $271.24

Saturday, April 13, 2013

April 2013 Birchbox Review & Unboxing Video

View my Unboxing Video and then come back and read my post :)

This is my favorite box to date! They have included so many good items in this box, and a couple full sized products as well!

Inside the box is:

1.) Nexxus Hydra-Light Leave-In Conditioning Foam. I am not sure if this is exactly full size or not but if not then it is pretty close! I am considering this a full size sample for my box since it is pretty big! I have not tried this product yet but just ran out of leave in conditioner so I will be using it tonight! Full size, $16.99

2.)  Sumita Eye Shadow Pencil. I love eye shadow pencils and I love purple eyeshadow so I was super excited to see this in my box. I am also considering this a full size item for the box!  Full size, $11

3.) Supergoop! Advanced SPF 37 Anti-Aging Eye Cream. This is a smaller sample is a normal size sample for a Birchbox. I actually also just ran out of the Anti-Aging Eye Cream that I was using so I will be using this tonight also!   Full Size, $45

4.) Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes. I got three of these towelettes in the box. Super excited for these. I have not tried this product line yet and can not wait to! Full Size, $5.99

5.) The beauty extra this month is Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub & Dark Spot Correcting Serum I know foil packets are not a favorite for everyone but I do not mind them as long as there is a good amount of product in it, and these seem to have a good amount. The only bummer is that sometimes with the foil packets the product dries up before you use it. Still excited for the product.  Full Size, $9.99-19.99.

6.) There is also an extra bonus gift and that is a 1 year subscription to Women's Health Magazine. This  is a $9.99 value and I will be subscribing since I love magazines. I love when Birchbox is partnered with another company or brand, as they did this month with Women's Health, because the boxes always seem to be packed with bigger and better items!

Is this box worth $10: Yes, two full size products and a magazine subscription worth $9.99 alone, this box is worth way more than $10.
Is this box worth my $10: Yes. I love every item in this box and will be using every item in this box! I hope to get more boxes like this one!!

Disclaimer: These opinions are my own and I was not asked, nor do I get compensation, to review the box or these items.

If you would like to sign up for the Beauty Box yourself, here is the link:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 2013 Popsugar Must Have Box

Please watch my unboxing video and then come back and read this post :)

The Popsugar Must Have Box is a subscription box which costs $35 per month, BUT all the products you get are full size and the boxes are always worth more than $100! If you love getting surprises than this box is for you!.

The items in the box:

1.) Alter Eco Dark Quinoa Chocolate: I like finding food in my box, I will for sure be trying this out. Value: $3.50
2.) Kai Perfume Oil. This is the most expensive item in the box and it's not that exciting. I do not think it smells all that great. It does not smell bad, but it does not smell great.Value: $48
3.) The Green Garmento 4 in 1 Reusable Dry Cleaning bag: I think I saw this on Shark Tank. However, since we got so many laundry items in the last box I was really disappointed to find this. $10
4.) Shashi New Nugget Braclet: This bracelet is so cute. This is my favorite item from the box.  $28
5.) Tatcha Petal Fresh Evening Aburatorigami Beauty Papers: I will use these, but these are way too expensive for beauty papers! $15

This box not only contained one less main item, but also did not include any extras!! Very disappointed with the box overall. So far it is the worst of the three I have received. Total value of the box: $105.00. This is lower than both other boxes I received in previous months. I will stay subscribed, for now, as long as they do not continue to send out boxes like this one.

To sign up go here:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Twitter Blast Coach Purse Giveaway

Twitter Blast Coach Purse Giveaway!

You can Enter to WIN this beautiful Coach!

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Monday, April 1, 2013

My March 2013 Wins

March 2013

1.) Dry Idea Deodorant (ARV-$5.50)
2.) Free Soft Scrub Product (ARV-$3.39)
3.) Crest Toothpaste & Mouthwash (ARV-$6)
4.) $15 Walmart Gift Card (ARV-$15)
5.) $5 Amazon Gift Card (ARV-$5)
6.) Return to Nim's Island Blu Ray (ARV-$15)
7.) The Hobbit Blu Ray Combo (ARV-$20)
8.) The Hobbit Blu Ray Combo (ARV-$20)
9.) Book- Super Duper Cupcakes (ARV-$10)

Total Value: $99.89

2013 Total So far: $257.18