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4.20.2016

Rainbow Honey's cosmic microwave sky review

I plan on writing on several mystery bag reviews this week but tonight I'm sleepy. I wrote a description of the January website and some brief opinions about what I felt toward certain things. Then I'll write February and March's review on the mini bags and April will be on the large bag.

Tonight's 2nd post is about a specific gorgeous color. 

It's called Cosmic Microwave Sky and it was in the March mystery bag. It was in both the mini and large bag. I got the mini so I am missing a third color. I'm glad though I got this one because I FREAKING LOVE THIS COLOR.

I love blue and I love jelly and I love square glitter. I am going to love looking at this on my nails the next few days. 



The pictures aren't the greatest but I just wanted to show it off tonight. Maybe tomorrow I'll take daylight photos or use my camera. 

Also the only negative about this polish was it's a little thick but I paint my nails right under an AC vent and when the AC comes on, the cold wind wrecks havoc on my polishes. So when it did that I stopped and when it was off I resumed. It seemed to help but not enough. It's not something that will make me stop using it. I can and have continued using many polishes that were thick. Or I can fix it with nail polish thinner. 

But since it's a mystery bag and the products are pro types and testers, they welcome feedback like this. They'll know to either add more base and/or less glitter. Just don't take away the square glitters RH, lol. 

Rainbow Honey January mystery bag- no pictures or reviews.

I had canceled my mini subscription in December so I didn't get a bag but I don't want to skip a post so I'll pull from social media and write what was in the bag that month. But I won't take their pictures. I'll still credit where my information is from.

This information is from mysubscriptionaddiction.com, http://www.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/2016/02/rainbow-honey-mystery-subscription-box-review-january-2016-2.html 

This is for the large mystery bag that was $25 a month for subscribers. But starting in May, subscribers will pay $22! I'm not sure of the new prices for the other subs but I do believe they're changing too. 

They sent three whipped cream soap in foil packets along with 3 little plastic spoons. I've never used any of their products in foil packets so I don't have an opinion on it. I do like that they think ahead and include the spoon. The scents were pate de pistache (never smelled this), juicy orange pop (I've smelled their juicy orange pop in hand soap and it smells like orange soda, I prefer the citrus type of orange smell) and the final flavor was Sakura Matsuri. I think I have a cuticle balm with that scent but haven't used it or opened it, smelled it and didn't like it. It's a very popular scent though so if you got this hand soap, try it! (Oh maybe I have some soap in this scent....)

Then they sent cucumber melon lip balm and cucumber melon sugar scrub. I am not a fan of their lip balms but I know many people are. I've traded several of them for other things or just for money, lol. I tried a lemon sorbet sugar scrub they had in 2015 and it was fine but I wasn't a fan of the gritty on my lips so I also trade those now. Some people do like them and try to trade for that they can get. I think I did hear that the batch didn't have enough sugar in it? Not sure. Since these products are being sent to be tested, RH welcomes feedback so that they improve their products such as this one. If you got a sugar scrub with no sugar, let them know!

Carmel Forest body spray- I don't have anything in that scent so no idea.

The 3 colors are forestal, planet m and caramel forest. 

I'm not wowed by how these colors photographed so I didn't feel like I needed them. Forestal is a matte green, light olive green if that makes sense? Then planet m is pink with some shimmer? Hard to tell but it's not the first pink with shimmer I've seen. Then caramel forest is brown, gold, yellow, orange and white glitters I believe. It sounds interesting for someone that likes warm colors. I am not one of those people. 

I'm not sad I didn't get this bag. But don't know why, I got mini bags of February and March once I knew what they were and then I signed back up the large bags. Mini bags still get two large bottles so I'm still upset about that and that's why I went back to the large. Sometime this week I'll write posts about February, March and April's mystery bag. 


2.23.2016

Oops.

I was supposed to post pictures of the packages I received in December. I never did. Oops. I am sorry.

Let's see what I've got...


There's a picture of J putting his tie on Sylar. Sylar is such a laid back cat. He pretty much puts up with anything crazy we do to him. He's even getting used to Mason giving him hugs and kisses! Though I am never home for that. Anywho... Where was I?



There's some of the pictures I took of the 3 Marvel boxes we got in December. 


That's the only picture I have of my Pahlish order. 



There's my Zoya Black Friday order. It had several full size products and the value was great for what you paid for. But I don't like their remover, I just bought their lip repair balm (that I don't use) so now I have two, I don't like any of the colors and I haven't tried out the Naked Manicure set they sent but it's supposed to be good so one day I will try it. 

The really crappy Walmart box, luckily it's only $5. I also received the best box out of all the styles they send so I guess there's that. I do like that mini sample of face wash they sent. 


And my two December Ipsy bags. I didn't like the bag itself in December or January but the February one is AMAZING and I'm glad that my last month of two bags ended with an amazing bag. 


There's the bag itself from February. Amazing right?

Okay, my back hurts so I'm going to lay down again.


Allure Beauty Box (the bonus one!!)

Allure magazine has a beauty box like Ipsy and Birchbox. But it is $15 a month whereas the other two are $10. I tried out Birchbox last summer and didn't stick with it. I started Ipsy the following month and I have stuck with it. Birchbox was pretty much all samples and they weren't good sizes either. Ipsy does more full size items and the samples they send are decent sizes usually. I signed up for Allure the same time I signed up for Ipsy I think. I got July and liked it but wasn't impressed enough to keep it. So I canceled but then I saw a spoiler for August and promptly signed up. It had a Butter London nail polish. I kept it until December. I think I skipped only December. I saw the spoiler for January and signed up again because it included a Trust Fund Beauty nail polish. The Butter London was a mini whereas the Trust Fund was a full size and their full sizes are 17 ml instead of the normal 13-15ml. Awesome. Also I had received an email from Allure in January that said they were sending out bonus gifts every month. I wasn't subscribed yet but I signed up the same day I got the email (after looking at spoilers) but I didn't get anything extra in January. I got the February box. Oh before I go on I want to say that I have liked all of the Allure boxes I have received. And they are a great value for the $15 you spend. Moving on!

I received an email this month stating they were going to send out a bonus beauty gift that included the brands Cover Girl, SK-II and Wella. I found out through an unboxing video on Allure's YouTube channel that it's called the Red Carpet Beauty Box. 

And holy cow, it's actually an amazing box of goodies. 


At first, it looks small. 


When you open it though, it's full of goodies. Most of them are or can be considered full size. There are four Cover Girl items, two SK-II items and one Wella item. Here's the list of what this box included:

Cover Girl:
Oh Sugar! A tinted lip balm in shade Soda. There were five possible shades you could get. Value is $8.99
TruBlend face primer for oily skin. The other option is combo skin. Value is $8.49
Intensify me! Liquid eye liner. Shade is intense black. Value is $8.99
Plumpify blast pro mascara in shade very black. Value is $11.99

SK-II:
One facial treatment mask. Value $17. Yes, one mask is $17, 6 masks are $95!!!!!!
1oz of facial treatment essence. Value is $42 and it's not a full size but it's still a big bottle. I think the smallest bottle they may sell is 2.5 oz for $105.

The Wella item is a smoothing oil for your hair and it is also 1oz. In the book it doesn't list sizes and it just says $40 for the price. But when I researched this, it seems that it is $40 for the 3.5oz size and that the 1oz sells for $21. 


The value I get for this box is $118.46 but you can find the Wella item for cheaper than $21 on Amazon from some sellers. But still, the value for this box is INSANE and it was free. Well to an extent. I am a subscriber so I do give them $15 a month for the regular monthly boxes but that's it. I post Instagram photos some months and use their hashtag but I have never written a blog post (I don't think) and I have never entered any of their giveaways. Well I take that back... I entered their back to school huge month long giveaway in August but that was separate from the Allue beauty box sub which has its own monthly giveaways. Those I have never entered. So all I'm saying is that I didn't win this box. 

1.13.2016

Two local stores...

Two stores in my area are going to start carrying the entire Boots No7 brand and I believe Soap & Glory! J wasn't sure and he said something that could be that. I hope so!!