e.l.f. Refreshing New Year Beauty Bundle 2015

e.l.f. Beauty Bundle is a makeup box that ships every 8 weeks.  They ship out a variety of makeup and brushes from their own lines.  They have an assortment of products based on a central theme for that box.  This months bundle theme was the Refreshing New Year Bundle. The box starts at $19.99 every other month and promises to ship at least double that in the value of products.  It ships in a black box with their logo on it and looks good. All products are full sized as well. I accidently canceled my plan last month and then sent them an email asking where my box was. Thankfully their customer service was excellent as usual and they got me sorted out and my box shipped out to me. This one comes in a branded box with a drawstring bag inside with all your goodies.

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Nourishing Cuticle Pen-$1.00

This seems so much easier then the cuticle gels I’ve tried.  This has a tip similar to a felt marker on it and you just rub it on your nails and cuticles as often as you need.  It’s filled with vitamins and aloe for hydration.  I will be adding this to my home manicure procedure for sure, since my cuticles always look ragged.

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Silver Dump-$8.00

If I was them I think I’d have found another name for this……just saying.  Once you get past the name this is actually a pretty nice little bag.  It’s made of vinyl, has a huge zipper opening and is lined on the inside.  There is also inside,  a little zipper pocket and a non-zippered pocket on opposite sides.  I’ve got lots of bags from some other subscriptions that ship in them but this is for sure the biggest one I’ve received, which gives it more possibilities for use.

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Lip Balm Tint in Peach-$2.00

This lip balm smells nice.  it has coconut, grape and shea butter in it making it super softening.  It gives just a bit of colour and I like that they sent peach instead of a pink.  This is a much better neutral shade that works for everyone.

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Pressed Mineral Blush in Sweet Retreat-$5.00

I absolutely love that they always include some mineral makeup in their bundles.  This blush is a total win for me.  They have you fill out a survey when you join to get what colours work for you but they have sent me some other blush that has just been too dark.  This one is perfect for everyday and I am stoked to use this.

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Hydrating Under Eye Primer in Clear-$3.00

I’ve never heard of a primer just for under eyes.  This one not only stops your concealer from shifting and settling, it also reduces the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and wrinkles.  I don’t really need this since I am lucky enough to not have dark circles under my eyes that need concealer but I will maybe bring it out for special occasions where I do the full face treatment with my makeup.

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Baked Eyeshadow in Enchanted-$3.00

This shadow is super shimmery but not very dark when used as is.  I am going through a glittery stage right now so this is perfect for me.  It’s almost like it’s just glitter with no colour on me and I may use it for shine on more then my eyes.

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Hydrating Face Primer-$6.00

What I really like about e.l.f. is that it is so affordable.  There is no other company selling face primer for $6.00 and the quality is just as good as some more expensive options.  Primer has become my new must have item since I started getting it in boxes and I go through it fast since I use it everyday.  Happy!

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Angled Blush Brush-$3.00

I think that by the time I’m done with this subscription I will own every brush they offer.  It does save me from having to wash my brushes though since I can just toss them and use a new one.  Nice that I got blush and a brush in the same order. Someone was thinking.

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Flawless Concealer Brush-$3.00

This one will go with the under eye primer perfectly.  I normally use my finger to apply concealer even though I know you’re not supposed to.  Maybe I can break that habit with this brush.

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Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths-$3.00

These things are so handy!  I like that I can almost silently clean my face when I have to go to work before the little ones are up.  This pack has 20 cloths and is good for sensitive skin as well.

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Lip Gloss Wands-$3.00

I’m not sure that I’ll ever use these for what they are intended.  I don’t share lip products with anyone and I don’t so anyone elses makeup so these might become painting wands for the kids.  One useless item in the whole box is pretty good though.

This months offering was my favorite so far.  The products all really matched the theme and all were colours I can pull off with no issues.  The value this month was $40, exactly as promised.  As I mentioned above my customer service experience was excellent and I was helped out even though I was at fault.  The only issue I have with this box is that shipping to Canada is really high so while I do come out ahead it’s not by much.

 

 

 

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