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Secrets to Saving Money on Beauty

I’m a bloodhound when it comes to finding a good deal. I get such a rush out of it that I think even if I was wealthy, I would still try to avoid paying full price for anything online. Today, I’ll discuss the different ways I’ve been able to save money over the past seven years. All it takes is a little time (which … Read More Secrets to Saving Money on Beauty

Beautylish XL Lucky Bag 2020 Review

What It Is The online retailer, Beautylish, offers package deals on mystery beauty products the day after Christmas and ships them out in the following New Year to celebrate the Japanese fukubukuro tradition. Although the items in each bag are “chosen at random,” the only thing we know for certain is that foundations and concealers are excluded. This is my third year reviewing these … Read More Beautylish XL Lucky Bag 2020 Review

XL Beautylish Lucky Bag 2018 Comprehensive Review

What is it? This is the annual New Year mystery boxes modeled after the fukubukuro tradition from the online retailer Beautylish. The purchasing options have changed since my previous post on this topic. In 2017, they introduced the XL bags which are $165 (shipping included) for $350+ of products. The price of the regular bags are the same $82 (including shipping) for $150+ of … Read More XL Beautylish Lucky Bag 2018 Comprehensive Review

Ulta Expanding Their Reward Tiers

*Updated 01/02/18 at the end of this post. What are Diamond Ultamate Rewards? As I was checking my email this morning I noticed this portion which was a link to a countdown. Upon clicking it, I saw “Diamond Ultamate Rewards” as the banner name. At the time that I’m writing this, Ulta has yet to make an official announcement and no media outlets have … Read More Ulta Expanding Their Reward Tiers

Moschino x Sephora Limited Edition Makeup Collection

These beauties look like they came straight out of a build-a-bear shop! Amidst the drama, both positive and negative surrounding this collection, I expected someone else to have noticed the similarities between the B-A-B store colors and the packaging of these bears, but I may be alone on that! Worst Launch Ever or Clever Business Tactic? *Note: Feel free to skip this section if … Read More Moschino x Sephora Limited Edition Makeup Collection

Reusing Birchboxes (DIY Z-Palette Alternative)

It’s been almost a year since my last post and during that time away from this blog I’ve been searching for ways to utilize and organize the mass of beauty products I’ve accumulated. I began to delve into the world of “upcycling” and although I no longer subscribe to Birchbox, I still have a gigantic collection of their pretty boxes that I don’t want … Read More Reusing Birchboxes (DIY Z-Palette Alternative)

Arrow, a New Beauty Brand

You may have heard of Birchbox’s first cosmetics line called LOC (Love of Color) which launched in 2015. They partnered with Tati the GlamLifeGuru in their initial release of lip crayons and eyeshadow sticks. This year, Birchbox created their second brand called Arrow, which has nothing to do with the CW Television show or DC comics. What makes this one so special is that … Read More Arrow, a New Beauty Brand

Beautylish Lucky Bag 2016

WHAT IS IT? Beautylish is an online retailer which I use to purchase from overseas brands like Wayne Goss and Chikuhodo. They have an annual grab bag where you spend a specified amount of money and receive full size items worth an even greater retail value. This year, the bags were $80 ($75 plus $5 shipping) with the promise of at least $150 worth … Read More Beautylish Lucky Bag 2016

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