Wal-Mart Beauty Box

So today I received my second Wal-Mart beauty box. If you aren’t familiar with their boxes, they are only $5 I believe and they are quarterly/seasonal rather than monthly. The price point is pretty good I feel like and that does include shipping. However much like the Winter box I’m not impressed with what I received. 

Being that their boxes are seasonal or quarterly (which in a sense would still be seasonal) I guess I just expected to receive new products or spring/summer items like I did with Target’s box.   I just expected to be more impressed than what I was. 

Here is what was in my box:  

I don’t get it. This is just a box of random crap I’ve been able to buy at Wal-Mart for years. No new brands to try or new products to try (except the Burts Bees Bb Cream sample). It to me feels like a random box of crap from the travel toiletries section of the store. Maybe I’m being too critical. I mean obviously in comparison to Target, Glossybox, Ipsy and FabFitFun I shouldn’t have expected too much. But I just feel like Wal-Mart could do so much better than this. I’m disappointed but only out $5 so not the end of the world I guess. 

It is cool that the box did have a sample of the Burts Bees BB Cream though. If I have to choose one positive thing I guess that would be it and I’m really reaching here. 

I can always use whitening toothpaste but what is special or exciting about Colgate Optic White?  I’ve been using it for forever. So…thanks I guess? 

Also, I think what annoyed me the most was receiving a John Freida product for brunettes when I’m a blonde (albeit a fake blonde but still! Lol).  I’ve always been a blonde. I don’t remember if I had to fill out a survey when I signed up where you enter your hair color and complexion. So if I didn’t then they really shouldn’t send items that are hair color specific. But if I did fill out a survey and indicated I was a blonde then it still doesn’t make sense to me why I got this. 

I’m just not feeling this box and think I will be cancelling any future box deliveries. It’s just not worth it to me. Am I being too critical?

Are you a Wal-Mart Beauty Box subscriber?  What did you think about your box?  If you aren’t, what do you think about what I received?  Would you want to pay $5 for this box? 

Until next time,

XOXO, 

Crazy Jess 

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Rant – Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

 So it was too much to write so I made a video and posted it on my YouTube channel. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. Maybe I’m crazy.  Well then again I know I am crazy, but I don’t think I’m too off base on my feelings on this one.   Click the link below to go to my channel to view.

Ps don’t watch with children near by. I dropped a few curse words (not many but a few) curse words are just punctuation marks in my language. No F bombs though. Surprisingly….

I apologize in advance. 😋

XOXO,

Crazy Jess 😘

Glossybox April 2016

Maybe you are tired of seeing my posts about beauty boxes this week. It’s cool. I get it. But the middle of the month just happens to be the time when all my beauty bags/boxes typically arrive. So I’m going to be posting my thoughts as they arrive.  So deal with it. 

Yesterday I received the April 2016 Glossybox. I have only had a subscription for a short time as in this is only my 2nd box I’ve ever received. It’s $21 a month and is filled with 5 delux size sample and/or full size beauty items. It seems that GB gives you more full size items than other subscriptions so far but it’s only been two months so maybe that won’t continue. We will wait and see.  

So here is my box for the month:  

The first months box was packaged perfectly with a perfectly tied black bow around the tissue paper. This month it looked like they threw my stuff in the box and forgot to tie it up and seal the paper with the usual Glossybox decal they typically use. But that is not a deal breaker for me. I just really enjoyed the presentation of the first months box and kind of expected it going forward. I’m interested to see how it will be next month. That is just a minor detail though and did not affect the quality of the box or the items I received. 

On to what was in the box…

My box included:

Unani Dermo Defense Face Mask (3.4oz Full Size) value of $18

Leighton Denny Expert Nails Nail Polish in the color Pillow Talk. (.4 oz Full Size) value of $19

Alterna Haircare Cavier Cc Cream Extra Hold (.85oz sample size) Full Size = $25 (est. value of $8.50)

Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner (Full Size) value of $20

Biossance The Nourisher Precious Rose Face Oil (1 oz) Full Size = $72 (est. value of $10)

So basically I paid $21 (includes shipping) for $75 worth of products. Not too bad. I never would have tried any of these brands and haven’t heard of them actually until receiving this box this month. 

Another plus about the box this month is that three of my five items were full size. I am actually super excited about what I received as well. 

My brief thoughts on the products:

I’ve already tried the eyebrow pencil and love it. I’m very excited to try the face oil and hope it doesn’t break me out. Not sure how I feel about the hair CC cream but willing to give it a try. The nail polish is a beautiful color but I haven’t tried it yet since my nails are painted the purple color I received from my Ipsy bag this month currently so thoughts on that will be posted later. 

I think I’m the most excited about the face mask. It smells amazing but it actually smells pretty strong considering its for sensitive skin. So we will see how it goes. Fingers crossed my skin reacts well to it. 

 So far I’d say this months box is another win and I will continue my subscription for a little while longer.  April has been a good beauty bag/box subscription month so far! 
Have you ever subcribed to the Glossybox Monthly Beauty Box?  Why did you stop?  What do you think about the products if you are a current subscriber?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

If you aren’t currently a Glossybox subcriber and want to check it out, go here: Glossybox

XOXO, CrazyJess

Ipsy Bag – April 2016

 

My favorite day of the month is when my Ipsy bag arrives!  I have had a subscription since January and get super excited in anticipation each month while I wait for it to arrive.  I even try not to watch any YouTube videos or read any blog posts that may spoil it for me because I love to be surprised when I get my bag in not knowing what might be in there for the month.This month was the best month yet, I’d have to say.  Look at this beautiful array of products for this month and the bag is super cute too!

  
What’s in my bag…

one full size Probelle Nail Lacquer in the color In or Out ($6 value)

one mini size Tarte Wonder LipSurgence Lip Creme in a beautiful dark pink color ($12 value – full size is $24!)

one mini size (.34 oz) MoroccanOil Hair Treatment ($5 value – full size bottle is $44!)

one full size City Color Highlight Trio ($9 value)

one full size Luxie Tapered Highlighter Brush ($24 value)

That’s $56 worth of products and it only cost $10!

So…what do I think of what I got?..

I am IN LOVE with this purple nail polish.  It looks amazing on and is the perfect spring time color.  It is also a great consistency, dries very fast and goes on smoothly. 

I’ve never tried the Tarte Wonder LipSurgence Lip Creme before but I love all things Tarte so I’m sure it will be awesome.  The color is perfect as well as I love dark pinks and reds.

Although the highlight trio looks awesome, I’ve already got liquid and powder highlighters I use and love so I am not sure if I will use this or not but I’ll give it a try maybe.

Lastly and most importantly, what really made this months bag so special and made me so excited was because of the makeup brush I received.  Anytime I receive a makeup brush in one of my subscription bags or boxes I am always pleased because they are super expensive (for good ones anyway).  That right there makes the minimal cost of the box super worth it in my opinion and I’m slowly but surely building up my makeup brush collection with nice quality brushes and getting rid of the cheap junk I’ve had for years.

So I’d say Ipsy did well this month.  My favorite so far (however I’ve only received Jan, Feb, Mar, & Apr 2016 bags to date)  I’m super happy with the goodies in my bag this month and will continue my subscription for the time being.

So what did you think of the April Ipsy Bag?  Were you happy with what you received?  If you aren’t an Ipsy subscriber have you ever been?  What made you cancel?

If you haven’t ever been an Ipsy subscriber and want to be go here:

Join Ipsy!

You won’t regret it.  Only $10 a month (includes shipping) and you get $50+ value of products in each bag.  Makes trying new and/or more expensive brands not hurt your bank account so much since you can get delux mini sizes and sometimes full sizes in your bag for only $10!

 

Target Beauty Box!

After all the hype I finally scored a Target Beauty Box. Every single time I have tried to order one they have been out of stock. Apparently they don’t have a lot available and they are first come first serve. I somehow managed to get my order in this month just in time. It cost maybe $7 and shipping is free. and I love that you don’t have to sign up for a auto renewal membership with their beauty boxes which makes it even more awesome. 

This was my very first time getting one so I wasn’t sure what to expect and I didn’t want to be let down like I was with the Wal-Mart Beauty box. 

So here is what was in the April box: 

 
Not too shabby. I can use the sunscreen when we go to the beach in a couple weeks. I LOVE all of the simple brand products so the wipes will be put to good use. The Covergirl lipstick is exciting because I love Covergirl lipstick (drugstore brand favorite anyway).

Cons: I loathe the way that body butter lotion smells. I don’t use hairspray too often so I’m not sure I’ll use the Panteen. 

Pros: love the simple, Covergirl, sunscreen and all the coupons that came in the box. Nice quality packaging and it arrived quickly after order was placed.   Excited to try to face mask as well. 

My thoughts after finally receiving one is that you get way more than you pay for it. The selection and quality of products is pretty good and I think I may actually order a Target Beauty Box again in the future. 

Have you tried the Target Beauty Box before?  What did you think?  Was it worth the hype?  Did you feel it was worth the money?

Until next time,

XOXO Crazy Jess