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Juscouture Glam Box

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Hi friends!
So, about a week ago I received this box from Juscouture as part of an instagram contest/review type of thing. I paid $2.00 to have this shipped to me. Normally on their website it will cost you $20.00 and I’m not sure if that includes shipping or not. If you follow me on Instagram then yiu know I am a fan of subscription/sample boxes and there are so many that I’d love to be able to try. With that being said let me tell you my thoughts on this box.

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The first item I received was this self laminated goal sheet with their address and a Expo dry erase marker. The goal sheet is actually an awesome concept but mine was in two pieces. The dry erase markers retail at most stores for $6.99 for a 12 pack so not counting the cost of the paper and laminating sheet, I valued this item at 58 cents.

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The next item was these cute little flower earrings. I will actually use these as I hardly have any earrings. Not sure on the value.

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This Lipstick is said to be made by Juscouture and retails on their website for $12.00. This one is in a purpley/pink color and will not work for my skin tone at all so it will be passed to a friend.

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The next item on the list is this eyeshadow brush from the brand pop-arazzi, I have purchased a few of these and after several used the bristles are either falling out or the handle part become disconnected. You can buy this at CVS for $2.99

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The last item is the one I am most excited about. It is a Pacifica roller ball perfume in the scent Tuscan blood orange. I love this company and actually received a hand lotion in this scent some time back and loved it. This will have a new home in my purse. You cam order this directly from Pacifica for $12.00

Final thoughts:
I valued this box at about $30.00 so only $10.00 more than what they sale it for on their website. Would I purchase this monthly box? I’d have to say no 👎 I receive one monthly box for the same price that is always valued at over $100.00.

With that being said, I do definitely support woman run businesses and the young woman running this company has definitely accomplished a lot but I feel this monthly box needs some work in order for it so be successful.

Thank you for reading! Until next time…

Amber

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IPKN NEWYORK FLASH CREAM RADIANT PRIMER

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Happy September!

Sorry for the absence my friends.  I am trying to figure out how to balance everything but I hope to blog more this week.

I hope everyone had a great Holiday weekend.  I had a house full and that’s always fun!  On to my review of the IPKN New York Flash Cream Radiant Primer that I received in my August Birch Box.

My sample was only 0.24 fluid ounces and this lasted me a long time. It is a white primer with a slight sparkle to it and it contains SPF 15. It went on very smooth and with it my makeup lasted all day.  I even used it as an eye primer and when I went to wash my face at 10pm my eye shadow was still perfect!

Now for me what I did not like is that it gave me a dewy complexion.  I know a lot of ladies a re looking for that dewy glow but I most definitely prefer a matte finish.  This is the absolute only thing I did not like about this primer, other than that it was perfect.

Full size is $28.00 for 1.35 fluid ounces and can be ordered here http://ipknus.com/ipkn/makeup/face/primer/flash-cream-radiant-primer.html or directly from Birchbox here https://www.birchbox.com/shop/ipkn-flash-cream-radiant-primer

I hope you enjoyed this review.  Please let me know if there is anything in particular you would like me to review and I will try and make it happen.

All my love,

Am

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The Beauty Blogger Award

Hello lovelies!

I was happy to see that I was nominated for The Beauty Blogger Award by the beautiful lady at jobloggsbeauty. I am new to the blogging world and her blog is amazing check her out here http://jobloggsbeauty.com/

Here are some questions I have to answer from her…. Here we go!

The rules for your nomination to count:

Tag the person who nominated you
Answer the questions you were given
Nominate 10 bloggers whose blog is about beauty and fashion.
Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
Inform the bloggers you’ve nominated.

1. What has been your biggest achievement?

My biggest achievement is raising my children to be the adults they are today!  Well, my 13 year old likes to think hes an adult…

2. Who’s glam squad would you steal?

Oh this is a hard one but I am going to say Jennifer Aniston because she always looks so flawless.

3. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?

I would wish for one more day with both of my grandmas, so that I could catch them up on things.

4. If you could achieve one thing by the end of the year what would it be?

It would have to be to have a successful blog!

5. Who is an inspiration to you?

My mother is the biggest inspiration to me. How she managed to raise four kids on hardly anything and to keep us from killing each other is beyond me 🙂 I love you mom!

6. How/ why did you start blogging?

I just started one day.  I have always wanted to do and now I am. My hope is that I go far with it as it has always been a dream of mine.

7. What came first, the chicken or the egg?

I am gonna say the egg came first.

8. If you were trapped on a desert island and could take 3 things what would they be?

I would take sunscreen, chap stick and a fire starter.

9. Who is your role model?

Again this would have to be my mom. I am 36 years old and hope that one day I am at least half the woman she is today.

10. Where would you like to be in 10 years?

Sitting in my home office with my dogs working on my blog.

This was fun and I am going to nominate the following

http://medwards1714.wordpress.com

and here are her questions.

  1. What inspired you to start a blog?
  2. Red lips or Nude lips?
  3. What is your favorite quote?
  4. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  5. Who is your hero?
  6. If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would that be and why?
  7. What is your biggest goal?
  8. What is your favorite color?
  9. Who is your biggest inspiration?
  10. And to follow the last question I had to ask… Where do you see yourself in ten years?
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