Lip Monthly October 2015

Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription box that sends out a selection of lip products.  You also get your selections in a reusable makeup bag.  Lip Monthly is $10.00 a month, with reduced rates for 4 month or annual plans.  You also can accumulate points that can be redeemed in their shop.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5 a month but this is still a really affordable subscription. They used to ship out in a plain mailer but have stepped it up and now it’s a gold mailer.

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Another new bag from them this month.  It didn’t even have the crazy plastic smell that normally comes with them.

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Basic info card included.  It tells you what month and what you got.  It also gives you the retail prices for everything.

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Lord & Berry Lip Crayon in Sensuel-$16.00

This is the second Lord & Berry lip crayon I have received from these guys.  I am much happier with this colour then I was with the last.  This one is much more my shade.  These go on smoothly and I have developed a real fondness for the crayon applicators.  They just make it so simple to get it where you want and not outside your natural lip line.

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Hikari Lip Crayon in Mandarin-$14.00

I have received five different Hikari makeup products between all the different boxes but this is the first lip crayon.  I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the colour.  I was sure it was going to be too orangey but it has the right undertones that keep it from being wrong.

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J.Cat Fantabulous Lipstick in Miami Red-$2.99

Again this is a brand that just keeps showing up.  They seem to be a little more on the less expensive side but I’ve had no issues with them at all.  I don’t wear much red lipstick but this one has a great burgundy tint to it that will make it less of a night out shade and more of a everyday office look.

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Pencil Me In Eye Accent Pencil in Emerald City-$6.99

Ooo a new brand!  I love me a green eye liner and haven’t received many lately.  This is a larger one and the built in sharpener on the lid is so handy.  It didn’t tug or pull as I tested it so I think it’ll end up as a regular use item pretty quickly.

This months bag has a value of $39.98, which is not as high as some months but still okay.  All of the items were full sized and while the brands were repeats none of hte colours or products were. If you like lip products them this might be a good one for you.  They are definitely a hit or miss bag for me but when they are good, it’s really good. If you would like to sign up I’d love it if you’d use my link.

Lip Monthly September 2015

Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription box that sends out a selection of lip products.  You also get your selections in a reusable makeup bag.  Lip Monthly is $10.00 a month, with reduced rates for 4 month or annual plans.  You also can accumulate points that can be redeemed in their shop.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5 a month but this is still a really affordable subscription. They used to ship out in a plain mailer but have stepped it up and now it’s a gold mailer.

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It’s a new bag style this month and this one didn’t have that overpowering plastic smell that has been common with them.

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The info card this month is back to just the basics, what you got and how much it cost.

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Jing Ai Velvet Crayon in Pink A Boo-$22.00

This is the second Jing Ai crayon I have received from them.  It is a different colour thankfully.  This goes on kinda like a bubblegum pink that goes great with my current pink hair.  I like it.

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Noyah Gloss in Summertime Peach-1.7mL $6.00

I’m very shocked to get a sample sized lip product in this one.  They have never yet sent out anything but full sized ones.  This is a great colour and I want more of it.  This is a natural product made with no sulphates, parabens, or phthalates.  They included a 20% off code for their website to get more.

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Be A Bombshell Crayon in Shameless-$16.00

I seem to get a Be A Bombshell product every couple of months in different boxes.  So far I’ve been lucky enough to not get any duplicates.  I love this one!!  It is a shimmery rose colour and I want to wear it all the time.  It’s my favorite item this month ahnds down.

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Jelly Pong Pong Highlightling Pen-$17.95

I guess highlighters are the it item of the summer because I think I’ve gotten one a month for a while now.  This one can is used the same as all the rest except it is in pencil form so it’s easier to line your eyes or apply it precisely where you need it.

This months bag has a value of $61.95, which is really good.  There were three full sized items and the one anomaly.  This month was a good one for them.  I can’t wait to use every thing. If you like lip products them this might be a good one for you.  They are definitely a hit or miss bag for me but when they are good, it’s really good. If you would like to sign up I’d love it if you’d use my link.

Lip Monthly August 2015

Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription box that sends out a selection of lip products.  You also get your selections in a reusable makeup bag.  Lip Monthly is $10.00 a month, with reduced rates for 4 month or annual plans.  You also can accumulate points that can be redeemed in their shop.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5 a month but this is still a really affordable subscription. They used to ship out in a plain mailer but have stepped it up and now it’s a gold mailer.

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Ooohhh….it’s a new bag this month.  Not even as smelly as normal either.

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The card has gone back to being a bit more informative too this month.  Maybe they just had a bunch of people on holidays over the summer and so cut things back.  They say they wanted to honour summer being almost over by sending out a bag and products that are super  chic.

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Mirabella Lip Pencil in Pop-$25.00

I thought I had received this exact same thing before but it turns out I got Sweet not Pop before.  This is a really orange shade and while it doesn’t look too bad on I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it.  It glides on easily and is not sheer so you get good coverage.  I’ll have to think on it.

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Starlooks Ultra-Matte Longwear Lip Stix-$7.00

I’m a bit confused by this one.  It looks like a lip liner but goes on feeling like lipstick.  It is matte and very dry once it’s on so you can’t even rub your lips together.  It’s also PINK, really PINK.  Starlooks has their own monthly box so it’s a bit odd that they would send out their product in another one but I guess maybe it’s a way to get people to their site.

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City Color Lip Butter in Delight-$3.99

This I like.  This is more like a lip balm then a lipstick.  It makes my lips feel nice and it gives just the barest hint of colour to them.  Sometimes the least expesive item really is the best.

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So Susan Light Diffuser in Cocoa Dust-$18.00

The makeup mix-up this month is an illuminator-bronzer duo.  You can use them separately to do the different thing or blend them together.  Surprisingly to me, both colours look good on my skintone.  The darker shade doesn’t look fake and the highlighter has just the absolutely slightest shimmer to reflect light.  I may actually use this one.

This months bag has a value of $53.99, which is really good.  There were three full sized items, and the lip stix is half size.  This month I like everything but the lip crayon, and that’s only because of the colour. If you like lip products them this might be a good one for you.  They are definitely a hit or miss bag for me but when they are good, it’s really good. If you would like to sign up I’d love it if you’d use my link.

 

Lip Monthly July 2015

Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription box that sends out a selection of lip products.  You also get your selections in a reusable makeup bag.  Lip Monthly is $10.00 a month, with reduced rates for 4 month or annual plans.  You also can accumulate points that can be redeemed in their shop.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5 a month but this is still a really affordable subscription. They used to ship out in a plain mailer but have stepped it up and now it’s a gold mailer.

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Same bag as last month, same overwhelming smell of plastic permeating the mailing envelope.  Since most of my bags now just get tossed in a drawer until I need one I don’t much care that they have a small rotation, though from reading other blogs some people do.

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Their info cards have really gone down from when I started this subscription.  Now they are just the date and the product list.  No notes, no theme, no Thank You for subscribing.

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Lord & Berry Crayon Lipstick in Fire-$19.00 Full Size

This is the second Lord & Berry item I’ve received and I like them.  This crayon is not dry like some others and the colour goes on nice and even.  I’m not that much of a fan of this shade, which is a bit too orange for me, but I could still wear it.  I do wish this was one of the pencils you twist up instead of having to sharpen though, they’re just easier to work with.

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Medusa’s Makeup Lip Gloss in French Kiss-$9.00 Full Size

I thought this was going to be another super bright colour but in fact it goes on pretty sheer.  This gloss is not sticky at all!!!!  I am very happy with this one!

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Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color in Violet Addict-$6.49 Full Size

I never thought I would wear purple lip products but since getting a few recently in boxes I’ve been trying them out.  Surprise, surprise I love them!  This one is no exception.  It also goes on great and is very pigmented so you get full coverage.  It has a slight gloss to it too.  The only thing bad I have to say about it is that it has a slightly odd smell…..

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Harvey Prince Mini Roller in Sincerely-8.8ml $21.00

The Makeup Mix Up this month is this EDP.  I’ve received a few other Harvey Prince perfumes and they are all floral scents and very strong.  This one follows suit but they are not overpowering and I like floral scents.  This scent is a whole mix of things and I can’t even give you an idea of what it smells like.

This months bag has a value of $55.49, which is really good.  Everything is full sized too.  This month I like everything but the lip crayon, and that’s only because of the colour.  I was pretty sure when I pulled everything out that I was going to be disappointed in this month but I’m glad to say I was wrong.  They are definitely a hit or miss bag for me but when they are good, it’s really good. If you would like to sign up I’d love it if you’d use my link.

Lip Monthly June 2015

Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription box that sends out a selection of lip products.  You also get your selections in a reusable makeup bag.  Lip Monthly is $10.00 a month, with reduced rates for 4 month or annual plans.  You also can accumulate points that can be redeemed in their shop.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5 a month but this is still a really affordable subscription. They used to ship out in a plain mailer but have stepped it up and now it’s a gold mailer.  Really sparkly and this month showed up with Ipsy, which is a pink mailer, so my mailbox was highly glittery.

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The last few months have had some new bags from them.  The repetition of bags was a major complaint for a lot of subscribers.  I didn’t really care but the new ones have been pretty cool looking.  The only downside to them is that they absolutely reek.  That first whiff when you open the mailer bag is pure toxic plastic smell, I’m thinking made worse by it being warm out now.

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With the new bags comes a simplified info card.  They used to have a short little blurb about why things were selected but now it’s to the point.  Here’s what you got and the retail prices.

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Be A Bombshell Lipstick in Hollywood-$14.00

This is a red/wine shade.  I’m not sure what is up but lately everyone is including these dark colours in their boxes and I am not a huge fan of them.  They are just not an everyday shade for me with my job and life.  The colour looks fine on me and I like the formula and brand but it will get used much less then a somewhat lighter colour would.

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So Susan Color Hybrid Lip/Cheek Mousse in Marsala-$17.50

I haven’t got the slightest idea how you could use this a cheek tint.  It is soooo red!  It is actually the color of the tube.  As a lipstick is goes on okay, brushed on, not applied from the tube.  The colour again is a bit dark for my personal taste but if feels really great on and promises to make my lips soft and less chapped.

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J.Cat Beauty Flying Solo Eyeshadow in Ticket To Stardom-$2.99

This cute little eyeshadow has all you need concealed inside.  The lid lifts up to reveal a tiny mirror and applicator.   I think this is a great peach/copper shade and it has a good shimmer that doesn’t look cheap.  My favorite item from the bag this month.

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Jelly Pong Pong Paradise Pigments Lip/Cheek Cream in Fig Jam-$19.95

This one again really cannot be used on your cheeks.  It is PINK!  On my lips I love it though.  It smells great, goes on super smooth, and feels silky when I rub my lip together.  It’s a little odd that they included this brand in the bag this time since Jelly Pong Pong is part of So Susan, meaning they have two items from the same company but since I’m happy with this product, I’ll forgive them.

This months bag has a value of $54.44, which is really good.  Everything is full sized too.  I am not super excited about the first two lip items, just based on colour.  It was an okay month, maybe next time will be better. If you would like to sign up I’d love it if you’d use my link.

Lip Monthly May 2015

Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription box that sends out a selection of lip products.  You also get your selections in a reusable makeup bag.  Lip Monthly is $10.00 a month, with reduced rates for 4 month or annual plans.  You also can accumulate points that can be redeemed in their shop.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5 a month but this is still a really affordable subscription.

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Hey!! It’s a new bag from them.  I’m glad they switched it up but when I opened the mailer bag up all I could smell was the plastic stink of the bag.  I’ve had it out for a bit now and the smell has faded somewhat but if you sniff it you still get hit with it really strongly.

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There are no wasted words on the card this month.  Usually there is a bit of a write up about why they chose the products or a bit of a theme but just the basics this time.

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Jing Ai Lip Pencil in Raspberry Ice-$22.00 Full Size

The second line of description on the box reads “Velvet Shine Lip Jewel”.  I’m not sure how the velvet works into things but it is shiny.  It’s a much brighter colour then I would normally wear as a daily choice.  It did go on really easily and because of the pencil shape it is also easy to get it on in the right places.  I would like this more if it was a lighter colour. Too bad.

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Milani Power Lip Gloss Stain in Pink Lemonade-$6.49 Full Size

This is a gloss and stain in one.  It has a built in brush for an applicator.  It took a long time to twist it until something came out but once it did the colour was super bright.  I ended up with too much on the brush and it got a bit messy on me.  I was misled by the name, it’s so dark as well. I’m not having much luck this month.

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Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in New Orleans-$19.90 Full Size

Sigh…..this really is purple.  I had hopes it would go on less intense but no luck.  I actually like the way it looks but I don’t know where I would wear it. It seems a bit much for work.  I’ve seen lots of makeup posts recently using similar colours so I think it really is on trend, I’m just not really cool enough to pull it off. Dammit!

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NYC Sky Rise Lengthening Mascara in Extreme Black-$1.99

This is the makeup mix up item for the month.  I’m always happy to get more mascara so yay!

This months bag was kinda on the crappy side for me.  I like that everything is full sized but all three lip products are just not great colours for me.  If I was 15 years younger and going out to the bars, they’d be perfect. This month has a value of $50.68 which is really good.   If you would like to sign up I’d love it if you’d use my link.

 

Lip Monthly April 2015

Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription box that sends out a selection of lip products.  You also get your selections in a reusable makeup bag.  Lip Monthly is $10.00 a month, with reduced rates for 4 month or annual plans.  You also can accumulate points that can be redeemed in their shop.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5 a month but this is still a really affordable subscription. They changed things up this month and shipped it in a gold bubble mailer instead of the usual white.

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This is another repeat bag but I think this is the one I’ve received the least.  I really don’t care that they send the same bags out but it seems to bug other people.

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The info card is helpful and lets you know what you got, how much it costs, and a little info on how it works for this month.  They say these colours will be great for the warmer spring weather.

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Cargo Essential Lip Gloss in Sahara-$16.00

Okay first off I love this. Secondly, this apparently is travel sized but the amount of product inside is equal to a regular lip gloss.  This golden shimmer is awesome and I will wear it alone but you could totally wear it over another colour for some shimmer.

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City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Cammi-$4.99 Full Size

When I think of spring colours never have I thought of a dark mauve.  This is another one of those colours that is okay but just too dark for me to wear as an everyday lip.  It is matte and I’m sure long lasting as well.

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LA Girl Creme Lipstick in Last Night-$4.00 Full Size

This is another dark colour I may not wear to often.  I hoped it would go on pretty sheer but it is a super pigmented colour.  It goes on really easily and is very pink.

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Ofra Eyebrow Pencil in Universal-$13.00

This is the makeup mix up item for the month.  They have shipped a few Ofra products before and I’ve had no issues with them.  I have lately been using brow powder but used to use a pencil all the time.  This seems a touch dark for me but we’ll trust the universal declaration for now.

This months bag was just okay for me.  The two lipsticks are both just meh but that lip gloss makes my day. This month has a value of $37.99 which is pretty good.   If you would like to sign up I’d love it if you’d use my link.

Lip Monthly March 2015

Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription box that sends out a selection of lip products.  You also get your selections in a reusable makeup bag.  Lip Monthly is $10.00 a month, with reduced rates for 4 month or annual plans.  You also can accumulate points that can be redeemed in their shop.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5 a month but this is still a really affordable subscription.  I am always surprised when I get this one as it comes in a plain white bubble mailer, and I never know what is in there till I read the label, I just can’t remember that it comes this way.

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This bag has been used before but I don’t really care.  They seem to rotate between 3 different bags all branded heavily.

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The info card tells you that this months picks are all about spring colors and known brands.  It also tells you what you got and how much it retails for.

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Hikari Lipstick in Crush-$13.00 Full Size

This looks super pink but it looks better on me then I thought it would.  I will be wearing this as a regular everyday lipstick.  I’ve received a Hikari lipstick from them before but it was from the complete other side of the colour spectrum.  I think this totally fits into a Spring theme.

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Jordana Easyshine Lipglaze in Raspberry-$1.99 Full Size

This is another super fun Spring colour!  It smells great and has actual glitter in it so my lips really sparkle.  I’m really feeling this pink thing they have going on this month.

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J.Cat The Big Lip Pencil in Caramel Mocha-$3.99 Full Size

I wanted to really like this but it’s just okay for me.  The colour reminds me more of a late ’90’s shade that Rachel wore on Friends.  It’s fine but nothing to get excited about.

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Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Polish in Mighty Mango-$3.99 Full Size

Now this is back to Spring!  I like Sally Hansen polishes and find them to be just as lasting on me as any one I’d pay triple for.  This is the Makeup Mix Up item for March and while it might not be the most expensive one they’ve ever sent out it is still a good one.

This months bag was pretty good for me.  The lip crayon is the only so-so item and I’m really happy with the other 3.  This month has a value of $22.97 which is one of the lower ones I’ve received from them but still about double my cost.   If you would like to sign up I’d love it if you’d use my link.

Lip Monthly February 2015

Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription box that sends out a selection of lip products.  You also get your selections in a reusable makeup bag.  Lip Monthly is $10.00 a month, with reduced rates for 4 month or annual plans.  You also can accumulate points that can be redeemed in their shop.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5 a month but this is still a really affordable subscription.  I am always surprised when I get this one as it comes in a plain white bubble mailer, and I never know what is in there till I read the label, I just can’t remember that it comes this way.

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This months bag is a repeat bag from a few months ago.  Doesn’t really bother me but figured you would like to know.

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The info card.  It tells us that the items included this month are supposed to go well with your Valentine’s outfits, however they ship really late and there is no way this would have ever made it here by the 14th.

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So Susan Lip Dome in Black Currant-$10.00 Full Size

This is a plumping lip tint pencil.  I can’t say that I noticed any of the tingling that normally accompanies a plumping lip product but I like the colour and the application.  It is maybe just a touch dark for everyday but because it’s in pencil form I can use a lesser amount and feel okay with it.

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Be A Bombshell Lipgloss in Hooked-$13.00 Full Size

This is a really thick lipgloss but it has a great shine.  The colour is again maybe just a bit dark but I think I’m just super pale from it being the middle of winter and not seeing the sun since sometime in October maybe.

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Jelly Pong Pong Supermodel Stain Lip & Cheek Pomade in Runway-$25.00 Full Size

This is on sale on the Jelly Pong Pong site for $16.00 but regular price is correct even though I think it’s overpriced.  All the colours are fine, the included brush is useless and the formula is a little dry but goes on pretty smooth.  I am not that big of a fan of these types of lip products but this would be okay to just have in my bag.

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Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Flint-$16.00 Full Size

I don’t know if these companies get a deal on the dark colours or what but this is the fourth or fifth dark grey/black shadow I have received. It’s a great brand and applies really nicely with great coverage but I would be happier if it was any colour but dark grey. This is their makeup mixup item for the month.

All totalled the value of this bag is $55.00 using the lower price for the one lip product.  That’s still great and everything is full sized which is also great.  This was not my favorite bag from them and I am only okay with the products not thrilled with any of them.  If you would like to sign up I’d love it if you’d use my link.

Lip Monthly January 2015

Another week has begun and with it the hope for more parcels in the mail!  I love getting mail, so I couldn’t be happier to have found a way to get more……though I’m guessing a pen pal would have been cheaper.  I am still waiting for Ecocentric Mom, Danklo, and MommiesFirst from January.  February boxes that might show up this week also are Kawaii Box, Indulge Me Box, Avalai, WelliBox, and Little Life Box.  Those last three are new ones I’m giving a try as I weed out the other ones I don’t enjoy too much.  I’m beginning a journey to get healthier too this month so there will be a few boxes reflecting that as well.  I’m also thinking that with the Canadian Dollar disappearing as compared to the American one I may need to dump a few more that just become crazy for the value.

Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription box that sends out a selection of lip products.  You also get your selections in a reusable makeup bag.  Lip Monthly is $10.00 a month, with reduced rates for 4 month or annual plans.  You also can accumulate points that can be redeemed in their shop.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5 a month but this is still a really affordable subscription.  I am always surprised when I get this one as it comes in a plain white bubble mailer, and I never know what is in there till I read the label, I just can’t remember that it comes this way.

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This months bag and card.  There has never been a theme with this subscription and this month is no exception.

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Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Laguna Beach-$19.90 Full Size

I went to put this on and was  a little weirded out by the texture.  Then I read the tube and realized it was not a lipgloss but a lipstick and it made sense.  It’s a little dry feeling on but I find that with most long wearing products.  The color is nice and I will wear it for sure.  I did double check the retail though because it seemed high to me but that is the actual price on the Ofra website.

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Mica Beauty Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in Velvet Rose-$14.50 Full Size

So it says this is a lip balm but the color is waaay to dark for me to ever use it as that.  As a going out lip color it’s perfect.  The formula is nice and goes on really well.  Not my favorite thing but it’s okay.

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Ecolips Ecotints Naturally Glistening Lip Moisturizer in Rose Quartz-$4.49 Full Size

This just made up for the last one.  It smells great, makes your lips tingle, and the color is fantastic.  This is my best product from this bag!

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Harvey Prince Imperial Gardenia Sample-???

This is the second Harvey Prince sample I’ve received, though they were two different scents.  Lip Monthly gives this a value of $12 but as there is no size on it I still have to call BS due to the retail of a bottle being just over double that.  However I really do like this scent.  I am a big fan of florals in perfume and since this is mostly a single note of gardenia it works for me.  A full sized bottle is 8.8mL and $29.00.

With the exception of the lip balm I think this was a good bag.  Without the perfume the value is $38.89.  As mentioned last month they are trying a new method and so far it’s okay.