The Kit Beauty Desk August Edition 2018

The Kit is a box of goodies put together by Topbox.  They are a Canadian company and these are an extension of the monthly Topbox subscription but without the commitment.  You can go to their website and find an assortment of boxes that cover makeup and skincare items.  They usually put out one or two boxes a month and shipping is free in Canada  Boxes are normally $26.00 for The Kit Beauty desk, $49.00 for The Kit Beauty Box, which is much larger and contains more items, or occasionally they have a mystery box for $12.00.  This is a review of the August Beauty Desk Box.

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The Kit comes in a tube.  They mail it in a regular box so it doesn’t arrive damaged.  The whole thing is recyclable so that is great.  I haven’t found any other use for the tube but if you’re crafty you could repurpose it, as it’s very sturdy.

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Most of the time there is an info card in the Beauty Desk version.  This month has ten items included.

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AveryBeauty Shea Butter Socks

I have never used anything like this before.  These are a pair of socks that you slide on your feet and let them sit for 20 minutes  After that your feet should come out moisturized and less rough then you started with.  I rarely have 20 minutes where I don’t need to get up and walk somewhere but my feet can definitely use these after rocking sandals all Summer.

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Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut Oil and Shea Butter

This is an oil treatment for your hair.  It is supposed to make your hair softer and smoother while nourishing it.  It smells great and after a while of dying my hair the ends need this!

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Pure Cosmetics Silicone Pro Beauty Blender

I keep getting these in beauty boxes and I have yet to use one.  I like my original pink beauty blender and haven’t felt the need to change to one of these.  I find the texture very odd.  I will give them a go once I destroy the one I’m using now.

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Clinique High Impact Mascara

Thank goodness for this!  I’m running low on mascara in my stash and this will be a great addition to it.  This is a volumizing mascara and will add length and definition to your lashes.

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Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Oil

I’ve never heard of something like this but it is a brightening oil that adds shine and softness.  I’m not sure how it differs from a regular hair oil.  It smells nice and does add a shimmer to the part of my hair I put it on to try.

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Boo Bamboo SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen Spray

This spray is water and sweat resistant, fast absorbing, and non-whitening when you spray it on.  It also has UVA and UVB protection, which is what you should be getting from a sunscreen.  It is enriched with bamboo extract.

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Thee boxes are where I get any high-end facial products I can’t afford normally.  This is one of those items.  You can basically use this any time and anywhere on your body.  It’s a face cream, a hand cream, can add shine, or can shape your brows.  It is gel-like in texture and smells horrible lol.

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Nena Clay Mask

This mask is good for all skin types and also exfoliates as it works  It has minerals and rare earth elements that help to protect against the effects of pollution on your skin, while it detoxifies and hydrates.

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Barefoot Venus Shower Gel

I’ve had this item before and this is not a scent I really enjoy.  It is a Green Tea Body Wash in Gingerly.  It does have lots of good things going for it though.  It has no parabens, mineral oils or synthetic colours.  It does lather up really nicely too.  I just have an issue with the smell.

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Morgan Tailor Professional Nail Laquer in Better In Leather

This is a black polish with silver sparkles in it.  I think it’s a good colour for Fall.  I just had acrylic nails put on so I don’t need any polish right now but maybe my toes could use a touch up in this.  I’m not a fan really of getting polish in boxes but since you can see what is in these boxes before you buy I can’t really complain.

These boxes are great to get.  They include items that are normally available in salons only plus higher end face products.  They are a good mix of hair, face, and makeup items.  You can also see everything you are going to be getting each time before you order.  These are not a subscription box but a one-off that lasts only for a while.

 

 

 

Rosalette Beauty Bag May 2018

Rosalette Beauty Bag is a monthly subscription that sends out makeup and beauty products.  They offer a few different plans, either 4 sample sized products or 5-6 products, mixed between sample and full sized.  Plans start at $13.90 a month and there are added shipping costs.  If you subscribe for a year there are discounts.  I have no beauty bags left in my sub rotation so I was on the lookout for a cheaper one to get me some fun things.  I chose the Deluxe Bag, which is the bigger of the two.  They do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!  There was no bag or anything again this month so we’ll get straight into the items.

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Starlooks Longwear Lipstix in Dragon Fruit-$12.00

I thought this was just a lip liner but according to the website, this is actually a lipstick. It is VERY coral coloured when I swatch it so I’m not sure how I can tone that down to something that is wearable.  This is one of Starlooks Perfect Size products.

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Manna Kadar Lash Extending Primer-$24.00

This lah primer can be worn either as a primer under your mascara or as a conditioner at night.  I’ve used this before and it does seem to make my mascara last a little better without flaking and gives my lashes a thicker look.  I have received a lot of Manna Kadar products over time and they are always good.

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Manna Kadar HD Perfecting Powder-$29.00

This is a colourless powder used to add a matte finish to your look.  This seems to be an old package of this item but the item itself is fine.  I like this kind of powder since blends well with everything I use and leaves my skin looking slightly less shiny than normal.

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Starlooks Eye Shadow in South Beach-$9.00

This pale beige shadow is another PerfectSize product.  It is a great base shade for any eye look and I will get lots of use out of this one.

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Skone Cosmetics Luxe Doubler Eye & Lip Pencil in Wine-$10.00

This two in one pencil is very soft.  I can’t see using this on my eyes for that reason and the fact that it’s very much a wine colour that is not made for my eyes.  This is a new brand for me as well.

This month is better than the last few have been.  The value is high at $84.00 and the items are great.  There was a good mix of items and it’s nice to see the makeup back in the bag.  There still seem to be some issue with the fact that everything was just tossed into a mailer bag but at least it wasn’t the same as a few previous months.  If you want to try out this subscription click here to go to CrateJoy and check them out.

 

Rosalette Beauty Bag April 2018

Rosalette Beauty Bag is a monthly subscription that sends out makeup and beauty products.  They offer a few different plans, either 4 sample sized products or 5-6 products, mixed between sample and full sized.  Plans start at $13.90 a month and there are added shipping costs.  If you subscribe for a year there are discounts.  I have no beauty bags left in my sub rotation so I was on the lookout for a cheaper one to get me some fun things.  I chose the Deluxe Bag, which is the bigger of the two.  They do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!  This month was also really late to arrive.

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Sorme Eyeliner Brush-$?

This is a brand repeat for the last few months in this bag.  This brush is 100% Sable hair.  I rarely use liner pots that require me to use a liner brush but I’m glad to have another one since anything near your eyes should be replaced often.

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Gold Eye Gels-$4.25

These are made by a brand I’ve never heard of but it seems to be all handmade and sold online.  These are used to help depuff and destress your eye area.  I like to use these as I can still go about what I’m doing and have them on.

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Sorme Jet Liner in Black-$?

This is a liquid liner that once dry is pretty smudge proof and leaves a nice smooth line.  Sometimes it takes me a few tries to get liquid liner right but I love the way it looks.

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Manna Kadar Eye Candy in S’more-$24.00

As you can see this arrived broken and it has bounced around.  This is really dark and I had to blend it out a bunch to get it to a wearable shade for me.  If I could do a smokey eye then this would be perfect.

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Starlooks Lip Gloss in Just Say Yes-$9.00

This is a Perfect Sized sample by Starlooks.  They include this in their own subscription box and I enjoy receiving them.  It’s a good makeup brand and this colour is fantastic.  It adds a wonderful sparkle to my lips and I will get lots of wear out if this one.

This month is better than the last few have been.  The value is high and the items are great.  There was a good mix of items and it’s nice to see the makeup back in the bag.  There still seem to be some issue with the fact that everything was just tossed into a mailer bag but at least it wasn’t the same as a few previous months.  If you want to try out this subscription click here to go to CrateJoy and check them out.

 

 

 

Rosalette Beauty Bag March 2018

Rosalette Beauty Bag is a monthly subscription that sends out makeup and beauty products.  They offer a few different plans, either 4 sample sized products or 5-6 products, mixed between sample and full sized.  Plans start at $13.90 a month and there are added shipping costs.  If you subscribe for a year there are discounts.  I have no beauty bags left in my sub rotation so I was on the lookout for a cheaper one to get me some fun things.  I chose the Deluxe Bag, which is the bigger of the two.  They do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!  This month was also really late to arrive.

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Not Soap, Radio Bubbles, not carbs-37.5mL $2.75

This body wash or bubble bath is made of grapefruit, guava, and mandarin to help you resist temptation.  If this stuff really works I’m going to cover myself in every single product made in this scent.  It does smell good and I’ve received two other samples from this same brand, in previous months, that had a great lather and that I enjoyed.

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Sorme #901 Brush-$?

This brush doesn’t seem to be listed on their website but it is a nice fluffy powder brush.  The bristles seem synthetic but that doesn’t bother me.  I don’t really love getting brushes in my boxes but this brand seems to be good and the one I got last month is working out.

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Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Lip Wand in Creme-$24.00

This lipstick has a built-in primer to help it last.  The shade is described as a soft tea rose.  It’s an okay colour but not the greatest for me.  I do like this brand though and have received many items from them in various boxes.

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Manna Kadar Glo Illuminator-$29.00

I like this illuminator.  It provides a soft shimmer and isn’t crazy glittery.  The base is great for my skin tone and all you can see is the glow…..:)

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Real Chemistry Fresh Start Foaming Cleanser-15mL $2.86

I’ve received many items from this brand before but never this product.  This is a cream type cleanser and it’s made to remove impurities and excess oil.   I’m almost out of the current cleanser I’m using so this has arrived at the right time.

This month is WAY better than the last few have been.  The value is high and the items are great.  There was a good mix of items and it’s nice to see the makeup back in the bag.  There still seem to be some issue with the fact that everything was just tossed into a mailer bag but at least it wasn’t the same as last month.  If you want to try out this subscription click here to go to CrateJoy and check them out.

 

 

 

Rosalette Beauty Bag February 2018

Rosalette Beauty Bag is a monthly subscription that sends out makeup and beauty products.  They offer a few different plans, either 4 sample sized products or 5-6 products, mixed between sample and full sized.  Plans start at $13.90 a month and there are added shipping costs.  If you subscribe for a year there are discounts.  I have no beauty bags left in my sub rotation so I was on the lookout for a cheaper one to get me some fun things.  I chose the Deluxe Bag, which is the bigger of the two.  They do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!

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This bag showed up very late and there was no inner bag holding the items.  This bag has seemed to go downhill in the last little while and this was the lowest it’s been.

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Manna Runway Ready Face Primer-$16.80 8mL

I love primers and this is one that I’ve never tried before.  It is quite a bit thicker than some of the other ones that are similar.  It goes on smooth though and doesn’t feel thick on my skin.  I think this will be a good coverage primer and look forward to using it.

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Sorme Large Fluff Brush-$?

This brush is not listed on their website so I’m not sure about a value on it.  It is a soft eyeshadow brush.  I think it will be a good replacement for one of the brushes that I use now.

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aBella Matte Liquid Lipstick in Laila-$?

The website for this company says they are not selling to customers right now as they upgrade their products.  That does make me wonder about this lipstick. Liquid lipstick is my nemesis.  I seem to be able to only make a giant mess with it.  Applying this one to test it out was no exception.  The colour is nice, slightly darker than I might normally wear for day to day but not crazy. I like that it is purple. It is a matte so it dries on your lips and becomes a battle to rub your lips together.  This probably means that it’ll stay on for a while though.  If I can get this one without looking like a clown I’m going to be wearing it.

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Medusa’s Make-Up Eyeshadow in Electro Pink-$4.00

Part of me is all, OMG how am I ever going to wear neon pink eyeshadow, and the other half is, OMG I love it!  🙂  It is very bright and very glittery and that is what comes through when you actually put it on.  I’ve received a bit of Medus’s Make-Up before and it has always been great to work with and gives me good staying power.  I’m happy with this.

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Akar Nutrient Boost Eye Serum-$?

I have no clue how big this tube is but a full bottle of this is $85 for 10mL.  This is made to reduce puffiness, dryness, and dark circles.  It is made with a bunch of oils and other ingredients to make a concentrated serum that has no fillers in it.

I am quite disappointed with the box this month.  Two of the items are duplicates, just in different shades and there seemed to be no care in tossing everything together in the bag. There is a good mix of beauty products and they’ve given me the makeup I’ve been missing from my other boxes.  You can find them on CrateJoy by clicking here and searching Rosalette.

Rosalette Beauty Bag December 2017

Rosalette Beauty Bag is a monthly subscription that sends out makeup and beauty products.  They offer a few different plans, either 4 sample sized products or 5-6 products, mixed between sample and full sized.  Plans start at $13.90 a month and there are added shipping costs.  If you subscribe for a year there are discounts.  I have no beauty bags left in my sub rotation so I was on the lookout for a cheaper one to get me some fun things.  I chose the Deluxe Bag, which is the bigger of the two.  They do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!

There is never an info card with this subscription but they do usually have the Thank You note and a reminder to tag them on social media using #rosalettebeauty. The bag looks to be heavily lip oriented this month.

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Epic Blend Chocolate Vegan Lip Balm-$3.49

This lip balm is perfect for December here as it has been cold as all heck and my lips have suffered because of it.  This is made with all natural and mostly organic ingredients.  It is also gluten-free and non-GMO.  It has a distinctive chocolate smell and feels very nice on my lips.

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aBella Matte Liquid Lipstick in Moody-$?

The website for this company doesn’t seem to exist right now but I did find reference to it on other blogs.  Liquid lipstick is my nemesis.  I seem to be able to only make a giant mess with it.  Applying this one to test it out was no exception.  The colour is nice, slightly darker than I might normally wear for day to day but not crazy.  It is a matte so it dries on your lips and becomes a battle to rub your lips together.  This probably means that it’ll stay on for a while though.  If I can get this one without looking like a clown I’m going to be wearing it.

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Jersey Shore Cosmetics Radiant Gold Leaf Highlighter-$22.00

This is a highlighter stick that contains real gold leaf particles.  You can use it anywhere you want to add a glimmer of shine.  It is vegan and 100% natural.  One little swipe gives you a whole lotta sparkle, it would be great for a night out.  I like glitter so I may even wear this to work and make people wonder about me.

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Trust Fund Beauty Lipgasm Liquid Lipstick in Man Hunt-$10.00

Once again my computer is against me and I cannot flip this image no matter what I do.  The other sad part is this is another liquid lipstick.  Why are they punishing me???  This is described on the site as a dark rich taupe….it’s not…it’s purple, and not the kind of purple I can pull off.  I made an even bigger mess trying to test this one out then the first one.  I don’t think I will wear this one very often if at all.

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Not Soap, Radio To Sleep Full Of Sweet Dreams Bubbles-$1.89

This is a body wash or bubble bath that will help provide anti-manic and stress relief through its scent of clementine and lavender. It smells very fresh and light.  I think it will make a nice bubble bath for me one of these cold, miserable nights.

I am sorta happy with this month’s offerings.  The soap is a duplicate from last month but in another scent and while I love lip products, both being one that I can’t apply does suck a little.  There is a great mix of beauty products and they’ve given me the makeup I’ve been missing from my other boxes.  The value of this month is $37.38 plus the other lipstick.  That is great and so much higher than the price of the box.  The shipping was quick as well since they are Canadian and only a province over from me.  If you want to try them out they have a coupon that will get you 10% off any subscription, just type ROSALETTE at checkout.

 

Rosalette Beauty Bag November 2017

Rosalette Beauty Bag is a monthly subscription that sends out makeup and beauty products.  They offer a few different plans, either 4 sample sized products or 5-6 products, mixed between sample and full sized.  Plans start at $13.90 a month and there are added shipping costs.  If you subscribe for a year there are discounts.  I have no beauty bags left in my sub rotation so I was on the lookout for a cheaper one to get me some fun things.  I chose the Deluxe Bag, which is the bigger of the two.  They do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!

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This sub showed up later than it normally does so that is the reason this review is a little later than some of the other ones for this bag.  There was not a thank you card this month nor is there an info card.

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Not Soap, Radio The Stuff That Cupid Dips His Arrows In…..-37.5mL $1.92

There are another six words in the name of this soap and that is just crazy.  This is body wash that has pheromone activation.  It is a blend of blackberries and vanilla cream and can be used as a body wash or bubble bath.  It says it can help you get either that one night stand you want or find a long lasting relationship because you are now in control of your romantic destiny.  Let’s hope the Hubs enjoys it then 🙂

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Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioner-$15.00

There are two sizes of this available and this is the large one.  This is also packaged in the old label, which it says on the website they’ve recently changed.  This is vanilla coconut cream flavoured and surprisingly doesn’t smell that good.  It feels amazing on my lips though.  It is very creamy and feels almost thick on my lips but in a good way.  I like this lip balm and the fact that it’s anti-aging as well is a bonus.  Oddly it does not have any SPF value.

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Barefoot Venus Argan Dry Body Oil in Poppy Fairy-8mL $3.00

This is a repeat item from last month.  I know that sometimes there will be repeats but feel it’s bad form to give the exact same thing two in a row. This version of this oil is not on the website.  Also, all of the other scents that come in this size of the tube are out of stock. This was a bit odd to put on.  I guess I read dry oil and wasn’t expecting it to be an oil.  It is.  Once you rub it in though it doesn’t feel oily at all.  The smell is soft and feminine.

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Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator-20g $10.00

I have already received this sample before in a Birchbox and an Ipsy box. However, I like this cleanser a lot so I am glad to get more.  This has a super fine scrub in it that really polishes your skin without being hard on it.  You are supposed to use it a few times a week but I went more and still had no issues.

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Glow For A Cause Perfume in Wish-11g $16.00

This perfume solid is lovely.  It is a blend of light florals, white tea, bergamot, and light musks.  It is very feminine but the floral part is really light and I think this smells smart and somehow festive.  You can get this same scent in a vegan version of this solid or a roll-on.  I have received items from this brand before in this bag but not this product.

I am very happy with this box from them, even with the duplicate item. There is a great mix of beauty products and they’ve given me the makeup I’ve been missing from my other boxes.  The value of this month is $45.92.  That is great and so much higher than the price of the box.  The shipping was quick as well since they are Canadian and only a province over from me.  If you want to try them out they have a coupon that will get you 10% off any subscription, just type ROSALETTE at checkout.

 

 

Rosalette Beauty Bag October 2017

Rosalette Beauty Bag is a monthly subscription that sends out makeup and beauty products.  They offer a few different plans, either 4 sample sized products or 5-6 products, mixed between sample and full sized.  Plans start at $13.90 a month and there are added shipping costs.  If you subscribe for a year there are discounts.  I have no beauty bags left in my sub rotation so I was on the lookout for a cheaper one to get me some fun things.  I chose the Deluxe Bag, which is the bigger of the two.  They do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!

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The bag looks pretty much the same as it has for the last few months.  It’s fairly thin and light but there are five products in there.

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Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel-5mL $5.80

This is an acid-free peel and I tried just a dab on the back of my hand and the second I started rubbing it in the dead skin just came up.  This will exfoliate my face in no time.  On my hand, it left no redness but that skin is tougher than my face but I don’t think it’ll be too harsh at all.  I don’t know that there is enough in this tube to do more than one application but that one should be fun.  This was a duplicate of a sample I received way back in 2015 and I liked it so this will get used up and make my face super soft and smooth.

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Barefoot Venus Argan Dry Body Oil-$?

This version of this oil is not on the website.  Also, all of the other scents that come in this size of tube are out of stock and it won’t show me the price.  This was a bit odd to put on.  I guess I read dry oil and wasn’t expecting it to be an oil.  It is.  Once you rub it in though it doesn’t feel oily at all.  The smell is soft and feminine.

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Cosmoholic Liquid Lipstick Mini in Rockstar Red-$10.00

This is an item I am torn about.  On one hand, I love anything that is a lip product.  On the other, liquid lipstick is the one thing I could live without.  I cannot get the application of these things right.  It is so thick and doesn’t glide on like gloss does from the same applicator.  With all that being said, this one is okay and not sticky at all. Surprisingly this colour works for me.  I don’t go for hardcore reds as a normal choice but I think this one might actually work.

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Trust Fund Beauty Polish in Zero Carbs-$15.00

This is such a great shade of nail polish.  It is a soft purple that is fantastic.  This polish is non-toxic and 7 free along with being vegan and cruelty-free.I have received other items from this brand before and have always found them to be good.  Nail polish is something I would be happy to get very rarely though as I have more than enough and I don’t put it on too often.

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Medusa’s Make-Up Eyeshadow in Electro Orange-$4.00

Part of me is all, OMG how am I ever going to wear neon orange eyeshadow, and the other half is, OMG I love it!  🙂  It is very bright and very glittery and more of a gold when you actually put it on.  I’ve received a bit of Medus’s Make-Up before and it has always been great to work with and gives me good staying power.  I’m happy with this.

I am very happy with this box from them, even with the similar items, which is four out of five.  There is a great mix of beauty products and they’ve given me the makeup I’ve been missing from my other boxes.  The value of this month is $35.00 plus the oil.  That is great and so much higher than the price of the box.  The shipping was quick as well since they are Canadian and only a province over from me.  If you want to try them out they have a coupon that will get you 10% off any subscription, just type ROSALETTE at checkout.

Rosalette Beauty Bag September 2017

Rosalette Beauty Bag is a monthly subscription that sends out makeup and beauty products.  They offer a few different plans, either 4 sample sized products or 5-6 products, mixed between sample and full sized.  Plans start at $13.90 a month and there are added shipping costs.  If you subscribe for a year there are discounts.  I have no beauty bags left in my sub rotation so I was on the lookout for a cheaper one to get me some fun things.  I chose the Deluxe Bag, which is the bigger of the two.  They do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!

I have to admit that on first glance, pulling this bag out of the mailer was disappointing.  It’s pretty empty and the items inside are on the smaller size.  They do not include an info card but they do Thank You and ask you to tag them @rosalette.beauty #rosalettebeauty

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Jersey Shore Spa Unscented Hydrating Balm-$8.00

This vegan balm is made with all natural and non-GMO ingredients.  It is really truly unscented.  It doesn’t even have a base wax or oil smell.  It does feel very hydrating once you put it on and almost like it’s coating your lips with an actual layer of protection.  I think this will be a great lip balm come Winter once my lips start to get chapped and dry from the wind and cold.  They did send out a different flavour of this last month.

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aBella Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in aBella Red-$11.00

I’m not sure if this a brand new item or an old one.  The company website is not available right now and so it took some digging to find anything out about this product.  I do have to say that liquid lipstick is not one of my favourite items.  I lack the ability to use it properly.  This one is a very dark wine red shade that surprisingly I like on me, I don’t normally do red too often.  It is dark enough that I would save it for an evening out or a special occasion.  It does have that dry feeling where you can’t rub your lips together once you have it on though.

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Starlooks Longwear Eye Pencil in Noir-$9.00

This is another Perfect Size item from Starlooks.  This is a very creamy liner that glides on with no pulling or tugging.  It does smear though if you rub it. They seem to send out a Starlooks item pretty regularly so they must be one of their normal suppliers.  You can get this item in its own subscription box as well.

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Medusa’s Make-Up Eyeshadow in Electro Kiwi-$4.00

Part of me is all, OMG how am I ever going to wear neon green eyeshadow, and the other half is, OMG I love it!  🙂  It is very bright and very glittery and more of a gold green when you actually put it on.  I’ve received a bit of Medus’s Make-Up before and it has always been great to work with and gives me good staying power.  I’m happy with this.

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Akar Skin Neat Remedy Face Oil-$5.10

This little tube of oil is a replacement for your moisturizer.  It is specifically formulated for oily, combination and sensitive skin.  It is supposed to balance your skin’s sebum level, calm inflammations and clarify your complexion without drying your skin.  It has a very faint scent and it absorbed into my skin almost immediately.

I am very happy with my fourth box from them, even with the similar items.  There is a great mix of beauty products and they’ve given me the makeup I’ve been missing from my other boxes.  The value of this month is $37.10.  That is great and so much higher than the price of the box.  The shipping was quick as well since they are Canadian and only a province over from me.  If you want to try them out they have a coupon that will get you 10% off any subscription, just type ROSALETTE at checkout.

 

 

Loves It Newfoundland Box July 2017

Loves It is a box of Newfoundland sourced, hand crafted, home made items.  They are proudly sending out boxes of items they purchase from those local suppliers so that they can show off the greatness of their artists, crafters, and businesses.  They offer both a Standard or a Premium box and monthly or quarterly subscriptions.  Boxes start at $35.00 a month but do go down with longer plans.  There will be 4-7 items per box and they say they will range in value from $40-$75.  I am always on the lookout for Canadian boxes and so while I’m not from Newfoundland nor have I ever been there I was still interested in this box.

I think this box is no longer planning to ship out anything and that they sent all of their subscriber’s extra boxes to reduce any remaining stock.  This is all I can think of for why I’ve received so many extra boxes after my plan ended.  The website simply says they are not accepting any new orders at this time.

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Mirabella Tea Company Fogo Island Fog Black Tea

This is a loose-leaf tea blend that seems to be a type of London Fog taste.  I have a bit of a glut of tea at the moment but Fall and Winter are coming so maybe I’ll be having more that one cup a day.  My co-worker also bought an electric kettle for their office so I can have tea at work whenever I want as well.

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Newfoundland House Bottle Stopper

There was not a single bit of wording on this to let me know who made this or where it came from.  It is handpainted and very light so I’m not sure what the top is made of.  This will become a well used and enjoyed piece of art.

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St.John’s Soap Works Iceberg Bath Bomb

I’m not sure what an iceberg smells like but I hope these will be fantastic.  I love bath bombs and I don’t think you can ever have too many of them in line for use.  So far I’ve managed to keep the joy of them away from the girls but I don’t know how much longer that will hold out for.

East Coast Glow Port Rexton Brewing Beer Soap

This soap is made with iceberg water, beer, and a mix of oils.  It doesn’t smell like beer, which is probably a good thing 🙂  I enjoy the non-commercially produced soaps but I think this one might go to the Hubby as he may appreciate the beer part of it more than I do.

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Newfoundland Chocolate Company Extra Smooth Milk Chocolate Bar

This company has the best wrappers for their chocolate ever!  This one is of the row houses that are an iconic part of Newfoundland.  I never say no to more chocolate.

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Purity Bull’s Eyes

This is a type of candy I have never seen before.  They seem to be mostly sugar and molasses…..so that’s just sugar then.  I haven’t tried them yet but I think they can be saved until Xmas and be tossed into a festive dish for everyone to enjoy.

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Fog Off Clothing Co. Wristband

This is an item that I’ve received before and it’s just a piece of advertising for a company that seems to do great deeds for those less fortunate.  This will go straight to the girls to play with.

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Hello From Newfoundland Card by Angela Foss

This is also a duplicate but these cards are so beautiful that I do not mind at all.

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Seal Skin Necklace

I understand that many people would be horrified to receive this but I am not one of them.  I have no issues with fur or hunting, provided it is done humanely.  This is created by an Inuit person in Labrador and I like it.  I have never seen seal skin before in the flesh :~ It’s on a black string necklace.

There was actually one more item in the box that I missed until I went to recycle the boxes and papers.  It was wrapped up in the same tissue paper as it was laying on and I thought it was padding!  It is a little ceramic tumbler that says Skeet.  It is about the size of a shot glass but I’m not sure if that is what it is supposed to be or not.  I think I’ll use it for toothpicks!

I thought last month (and the month before, and the month before)were my last boxes from Loves It but I got these two.  As normal, I still never have any clue what to expect to be in it besides it all being from Newfoundland.  There is a good mix of products. I just wish for a few of the thing that they would tell me what or why it was included. Value is always hard for this box as I don’t always know where things are from. If you want to check them out click here to go to their site, though it was closed at the time of posting.