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ALLURE SAMPLE SOCIETY NOVEMBER 2014 UNBOXING: REDEMPTION OR BANISHMENT?

Published November 14, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

I work from home as a medical language specialist and, as awesome as that sounds, being interrupted when I’m working (one would be amazed at how many people think working from home actually entails no work at all) normally irks me above all.

Unless, of course, it’s the UPS delivery man bearing gifts. Such as today, when the ringing doorbell rudely interrupted my work, only to find the UPS man ready to place my much-anticipated Allure Sample Society November box into my outstretched little hands. He’s forgiven. Immediately. For this type of interruption, I’m quick to forgive. Delivery people bearing packages are always a welcome interruption.

Now, you’ll remember my not-so-subtle snark last month regarding ponytail holders and, more specifically, L’Oreal shampoo and conditioner in a box touted to contain “high-end, luxury samples.” My first and almost last box. However, bearing in mind that all subscription boxes seem to have a “slump month,” I decided to give them another month, just to be fair.

So let’s see…Will November make up for that extremely lackluster October box?

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Yep, there it is, that familiar pretty little red box with ALLURE emblazoned on its top.

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I have to admit, I really am impressed with the descriptor pamphlet they send in each box. It’s really well done and the pictures are lovely, with great, easy-to-read descriptions of each product.

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Nice touch, Allure. Last month I was so taken aback by the sight of the L’Oreal products that I think the quality of this pamphlet escaped me.

Okay, now let’s see what we’ve got in store for November. High-end luxury samples…Or more Walmart travel aisle products? Let’s find out.

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Looks pretty awesome at first glance. Not a ponytail holder nor a drugstore product in sight.

Let’s dive in, looks like the proverbial coast (or the drugstore aisle, in this case) is clear.

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First up is a welcome addition to my hair care samples. By Alterna (a line full of awesomeness, by the way), this is a sample of their Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Omega+ Nourishing Oil. Allure gives it their seal of approval for medium to thick hair; apparently this does not play well with fine hair and flattens it (never a good look). Fortunately for the me, I possess very thick, naturally wavy hair…And I’m going to enjoy every last dropper-full of this pricey little gem.
RETAIL VALUE: $38/full sized product (this is a small sample vial).

Off to a very nice start, Allure…Let’s see if you can maintain that.

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The second item to jump into my skeptical little hands is a 1-ounce sample size of Malin + Goetz Bergamot Body Wash. I’ve heard great things about this line and I’ve never had the opportunity to try one of their products. Although small, this sample should last for 2-3 showers…And it smells amazing, like freshly-cut oranges on a Sunday morning.
RETAIL VALUE: $32 for full-sized 16-ounce product.

Two for two, Allure, doing great here…

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Next up, I spy with my mascara’d eyes a small sample tube of MD Solar Sciences MD Crème Mineral Beauty Balm. Lucky for me, my sample is in Light/Medium, which should be a perfect shade for me in fall and winter, and I’m really loving that it’s a BB crème that dries matte and has an SPF of 50. Allure professes that it falls short in coverage but makes up for it with its ability to blur imperfections and produce a matte finish even on oily complexions. Truth be told, I don’t need a lot of coverage and my skin is basically combination, not too oily but not too dry, either, so I’m thinking this could very well by my “holy grail” of BB crèmes. And blurring of imperfections is never a bad thing, right? Can’t wait to try this one out.
RETAIL VALUE: $39 for full-sized product.

We’re halfway through the box and I’m not disappointed yet. Let’s keep going.

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A trial vial of Calvin Klein’s new fragrance, Reveal. Okay, full disclosure: I adore Calvin Klein fragrances, so I know I’m going to be totally biased and love this one even before that first intoxicating spritz. And, yes, it smells lovely…Somewhere between clean, freshly-showered skin, powdery, and lightly peppery at the same time. I would definitely purchase this on my own.
RETAIL VALUE: $70 for full-sized bottle.

Allure, you’re now officially 4 for 4…Can you actually manage for a 5 for 5 with this box???

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Ah, yet another mascara sample from a subscription box. But you know what? I really love the Lorac line and I did want to try this mascara. I was somewhat disappointed with UD Perversion and the Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye mascara didn’t float my boat, but I’m hoping this Lorac Cobra Mascara will be as fantastic as it sounds. I found the brush (which was thankfully glossy and shiny and jet black, no sign of it being a “dry” mascara) on this is really intriguing, and I definitely plan to try this one out tomorrow. Here are a couple of pictures of the brush (which probably suck because I’m definitely not a photographer but hopefully you’ll see what I mean):

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Hopefully the jet black against the red background make the unique-appearing shape of this brush stand out.
RETAIL VALUE: $20 for full-sized product (this is a pretty generous sample size)

And there we have it, the November Allure Sample Society box.

So, what’s the verdict? Did Allure redeem themselves from last month’s shenanigans with the L’Oreal and ponytail holders?

Why, yes…Yes, they did, and quite nicely. This is much more of what I was expecting from Allure Sample Society when I signed up. Not full-sized products, but samples of products for which a full-sized version might be out of my budget, samples of products I might not normally find on my own, or samples of products so spendy that I might be hesitant to purchase them without trying them. This box delivered just that.

Allure, I promise if you keep up this quality, I will refrain from referring to you as Sample Suck-ciety.

We’ll be signing back up for this box for December and give them another month or two to see if the quality of this box holds or if they revert back to drugstore product samples.

As of right now, I’m absolutely loving my Allure Sample Society November box and will enjoy trying every single product in here.

Allure, you have indeed redeemed yourself in my eyes (which admittedly are blurry from working but I assure you they’re loving these contents!).

If you’re as impressed with this month’s box as much as I was and would like to explore Allure Sample Society for yourself, here are a couple of links to get you started.

WEBSITE WITH REFERRAL LINK: http://www.beautybar.com (USE CODE SAMO3924 IF YOU’D LIKE TO USE ME AS A REFERRAL)
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/beautybar.com

As always, feel free to follow what I’m up to on the following social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beholding-Eye/683364698413511
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBeholdingEye
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebeholdingeye

Until next time, stay beautiful…And stay tuned! Next week brings The French Box, Wantables Intimates, Ipsy, Lip Monthly, Lip Factory, and possibly more. XoXo

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BIG OCTOBER BEAUTY GIVEAWAY – SNEAK PEEK #12 – GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!

Published October 26, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Happy Sunday and, to fellow fans, Happy The Walking Dead Episode 3 Night! We’re all about The Walking Dead on Sunday nights here at Casa Beholding Eye. We like to think of it as quality family time gathered around the TV after work and having dinner…even though we rarely speak a word until the episode is over.

There are less than 2 days left to enter the giveaway and we’re up to Item #12 (one sneak peek featured 2 items).

This blog is lengthy but there may or may not be a little “twist” at the end, so I encourage you to read all the way through. *hint hint*

This one is probably going to rock your socks off so be prepared.

From the FabFitFun Fall Edition box is “the” big-ticket item. Renowned for skincare product extraordinaire, here it is:

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From Dermalogica, one of the top names in the skincare industry, is a full-sized Skin Hydrating Booster. I love me some Dermalogica but, truth be told, my skin is sensitive and a bit combination but rarely, if ever, dry. I’m sure this is an exceptional product (as are all Dermalogica products), but it would just go into my Skincare Graveyard as I would likely never use it. My skin’s quirkiness is your gain, readers.

RETAIL VALUE: $56.00.

So let’s take a look at the other 10 items in the giveaway and do a quick recap, in no particular order:

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RETAIL VALUE: $38.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $25.00

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RETAIL VALUE: Approximately $10

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RETAIL VALUE: $29.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $22.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $19.00

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RETAIL VALUE: Approximately $20.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $35.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $95.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $55.00

ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE: $404.00

With an estimated retail of over $400, not to mention most of these items are top-of-the-line, in-demand products featured in recent subscription boxes, this is a giveaway in which we at The Beholding Eye take great pride offering.

A few people have asked why do a giveaway as opposed to selling the items on Ebay and making a quick buck (or a lot of quick bucks, considering the retail value).

Well, that’s a very good question.

1. Because it’s better to give than to receive? Yeah, sometimes, but I’m usually pretty self-absorbed.
2. Because before I discovered subscription boxes, I would have crawled through broken glass on my hands and knees to get my bloody hands on a just a few of these products? Definitely.
3. I’d like to let someone who will be able to use and appreciate these amazing products have a shot at owning them? Yes indeedy.
4. Because I’m nice? (Nah, get that idea out of your head…I’m actually quite snarky — as one can tell reading my other blog entries, I’m sure — and straightforward, although with a hint of diplomacy…”nice” isn’t the first word that usually comes to mind when describing myself.

I don’t know, actually. I think it’s more a combination of #2 and #3. I’ve won a couple of very small giveaways and I know the euphoria that comes with winning. As ecstatic as I’ve been to win a few relatively minor things, I can’t even imagine being the winner of this haul. I’d probably be shouting from the rooftops and dancing in the streets…and THAT’S the reason I’m really doing this. I want to make a fellow beauty-holic happy (not to be confused with being “nice,” so banish that thought out of your mind). And while these products are UH-MAZING, realistically, they don’t do me a bit of good when they’re not right for my hair/skin type or if it’s a duplicate of a great product that I’d like for someone else to be able to try. Times are still tough for a lot of people…being able to make someone happy with a box full of fantabulous beauty products just seems like the right thing for this beauty-holic to do.

So, if you haven’t entered the drawing yet, I strongly encourage you to do so now. Entries end tomorrow at midnight. I may or may not put another product into the mix (if I can find it…I put it up for safekeeping for the drawing and have yet to unearth it) but as it stands right now these will be the contents of that glorious USPS box complete with tracking you’ll be receiving if Rafflecopter chooses you as the winner.*

From this point forward, I plan to do monthly or semi-monthly giveaways, albeit to a lesser degree. Two to three times a year, I plan on doing a blockbuster giveaway such as this one. Again, it will be products I simply cannot use or duplicates I have received. Sharing the wealth and all with my readers. I hope everyone who entered will continue to follow me on social media for updates, reviews, unboxings, etc. I’m planning on getting a laptop with a camera after the holidays so I can also do vlogging.

And Happy Sunday and Happy The Walking Dead Episode 3 night from Casa The Beholding Eye to you. See our bright and shining faces? That’s yours truly photo-bombing in the background.

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As always, feel free to follow what I’m up to on the following social media:

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Until next time, stay beautiful…

If you haven’t entered yet, click on the Rafflecopter link below and get your name into that proverbial hat…Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter!

ENTER HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Due to the overwhelming response to this giveaway and our heartfelt appreciation at all of the kind words, new subscribers, new followers to our social media, etc., we were thinking….Perhaps we should add a second-place winner, who will receive a cosmetic bag full of various and sundry samples we’ve been receiving in our boxes for a few months now. While not nearly as grand and glorious as first place, we think it would be a nice little “thank you” gesture for one additional reader who took the time to enter the contest. Let me know in the comments what you think about this latest addition. Au Revoir for now, and stay beautiful!

(Please note that the giveaway will only be available for US and Canadian residents, otherwise postage would be cost-prohibitive…Thanks for understanding!)

IPSY GLAM BAG: OCTOBER SNEAK PEEK AND GIVEAWAY!!!

Published October 1, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

And yet another October spoiler today, this one from our friends at Ipsy.

It’s a little vague but definitely indicates every subscriber will be receiving a lip product in the October Ipsy Glam Bag. Yeah, I’m addicted to all things LIPS, so I’m definitely excited about this spoiler!

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Ipsy is a subscription box (in this case an adorable makeup bag) with 5 beauty-related samples every month. Most months knock it out of the park. MOST months…I’ve had at least one dud, but for only $10 a month, it definitely is worth the risk of the occasional lackluster month.

If you’d like more information on Ipsy, here are the referral and Facebook links to check them out:

Referral link to subscribe: http://www.ipsy.com/r/jk7y?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ipsy

And, as always, feel free to follow me on the following social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beholding-Eye/683364698413511
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrsMorelion
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebeholdingeye

And, again, be sure to subscribe to this blog to be eligible for the big October GIVEAWAY. Sneak peeks are planned starting this week, and with names like Tarina Tarantino included in the products, you definitely want a chance at taking this baby home.

Until next time, stay beautiful!!!

BOXYCHARM OCTOBER SNEAK PEEK #1: THE “BEWITCHED” THEME

Published September 30, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

The countdown to the Boxycharm October box has begun, complete with the first sneak peek today (and it’s a good one!).

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Palmetto Collagen Boosting Serum, with a retail value of $48.

Considering Boxycharm is $21/month, this box has paid for itself twice with just this one item.

If you’d like to check into BoxyCharm, here is my referral link as well as a link to their Facebook page.

Bewitched, indeed…Gotta love those clever folks at BoxyCharm!

To Sign Up: https://www.boxycharm.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/9718/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Boxycharm

And as always feel free to follow me on the following social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beholding-Eye/683364698413511
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrsMorelion
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebeholdingeye

And stay tuned for SNEAK PEEKS of the big October GIVEAWAY…Subscribe to this blog for updates. You won’t want to miss this one!

Until next time, stay beautiful!!!

FABFITFUN FALL BOX HAS ARRIVED: UNBOXING AND COUPON CODE!!!

Published September 25, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

I knew my FabFitFun Fall Edition had shipped 2 days ago…but I wasn’t expecting to see my mail carrier walking by my window with it today. As I scurried from my office to the door, probably looking a fright (but who cares when it comes to delivery of a new subscription box???), I looked at it awe and amazement. Now, all things being equal and me keeping it real for my readers, I found the Summer Edition box a total snoozefest, with a couple of exceptions (the Sonya Dakar Flash Facial being my primary reason for purchasing that box). Grabbing a knife from the kitchen with the dexterity of a potential horror movie victim, I hurried back into my bedroom to see what possible wonders the Fall Edition held.

Here it is, in all of its wonder and glory. It’s packaged quite lovely, as usual…and I can’t wait to get beyond that pristine white tissue paper to see what lies beneath!

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Now let’s get that pesky tissue paper out of the way and see those much-anticipated contents:

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And there it is, just begging to be dug into…

Okay, first let’s get to the 2 items we had spoilers for. First is that A-MAZING Jessica Steele Apron. While I didn’t get the pink and gold I had hoped for, this adorable cream and black polka dot number works for me…Love it! I didn’t unwrap it as I’m saving it to wear for the upcoming holiday meal preparation.

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(Retail Value $32)
Now moving on to the “spoiler” item #2, the full-sized Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster. I love all things Dermalogica. Great brand and this alone has a retail value higher than the cost of this box of awesomeness.

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(Retail Value $56)

Okay, now for the goodies we haven’t had spoilers for. Diving on in…

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Here we have LaNatura Travel Size Body Butter. This is a generous-sized travel sample (however, FFF has been advertising for over a month now about how they’ve done away with all sample sizes, so I find this size included in the box to be interesting). That being said, it sounds amazing, and I love body butters so I’m sure I’ll be using this very soon now that Fall has officially dropped the temperatures substantially.
(Retail Value $18)

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I’m really excited about having this Honest Co. (Jessica Alba’s company) Hydrating Shea Butter Cleansing Bar in this box. I’ve been hearing really positive reviews about Honest Co.’s products so I really appreciate the chance to try one of them before buying. So far you’re knocking it out of the park, FFF!
(Retail Value $4.95)

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ADORBS!!!!!! Okay, now I’m starting to do a little happy dance. Here we have a pair of Great Soles Pink Ribbon Ballet Barre Ped workout socks. CUTEST. BOOTIES. EVER. Woohoo…Oh, but these are almost too cute to wear. ALMOST.
(Retail Value $12)

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Well, here’s a lovely colored lip gloss just in time for Fall. This is the Beauty for Real True Color Lip Cream in “Always There.” It also comes with an LED light and a mirror…Nice touches! This will definitely be put to good use and, being a lip gloss addict, this is definitely a hit with me.
(Retail Value $22)

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A must-have for every season, next is a full-sized CHI 44 Iron Guard thermal protection spray. This will go lovely with my ridiculously cute pink zebra print CHI straightening iron. Great product to include, FFF!
(Retail Value $14.50)

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Wow, this is total awesomeness. By Gramr Gratitude Co., it’s a lovely and classy thank you card set, complete with sealing wax and wax press. This is a gorgeous set and absolutely perfect with the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.
(Retail Value $43)

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And a couple of food-related items, which FFF always throws in. This time it’s a Numi Organic Tea and a Mary’s Gone Crackers organic chipotle tomato pretzels. Yeah, let’s be honest…these 2 goodies won’t make it through the day. My stomach is already rumbling just looking at those pretzel sticks.
(Retail Value 0 – sponsored items)

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Also included is a 25% off coupon for the first purchase with The Honest Co. If you’d like to use this, it looks like it’s meant for sharing. Just proceed to checkout and enter HONESTLYFAB to save 25% on your purchase.

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And they’ve also included a free 3-month trial to FitFusion Digital Subscription. Eh, here at Casa Beholding Eye, this probably will be of no use but if you, my lovely reader, would like to take advantage of it, enter code ffftrial to give it a try for 3 months.

And there we have it. The FabFitFun Fall 2014 Edition, all unboxed. First of all, I’m really pleased with this box and the variety of contents. I’m also delighted with the superfast shipping. To my estimation, the retail value of this box is in the area of $233 for which I paid about $54, including tax and shipping. All in all, a great deal with products I absolutely love (well, except maybe that 3-month subscription to FitFusion but, hey, I’m sure a lot of subscribers will love it!).

If you’d like to order this box for yourself, they are still available. Here’s my referral link:

http://vip.fff.me/7PHPh ENTER SPLURGE10 TO SAVE $15 OFF OF THIS BOX

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Still awaiting Glossy Box and Allure Sample Society (I finally slipped off of the fence onto the YES side!)…Stay tuned for those unboxings!

Until next time, stay beautiful…AND STAY TUNED FOR THE BIG OCTOBER GIVEAWAY ON THIS BLOG!!!

ALLURE SAMPLE SOCIETY/BEAUTY BAR: OCTOBER 2014 UNBOXING SNEAK PEEKS AND COUPON CODES!

Published September 23, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

I’ve been sitting on the fence about signing up for this box. Some months it appears to really knock it out of the proverbial park…other months, not so much. While I continue this great mental debate with myself (and it gets pretty heated up there in my work-addled brain with these debates going on, that’s for sure), I decided to share a couple of spoilers of which I’ve become aware and a coupon code so those of you sitting on that fence with me debating subscribing might decide to take the Allure Sample Society/Beauty Bar leap.

Here’s sneak peak #1:

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An apparently deluxe travel-sized Bobbi Brown Smoky Eye Mascara in Black. I’ve got tons of mascaras so this isn’t really making me snatch up my debit card and take the plunge.

Here’s sneak peek #2:

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It’s a deluxe trial size of Estee Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Serum. Pretty sure I could score this for free from my local Estee Lauder cosmetics department. Still not really giddy with anticipation over this sneak peek, either.

So, there I sit, my lovely readers. Still perched on the Allure Sample Society/Beauty Bar fence with a foot on each side debating on taking the plunge.

Personally, I think I’m going to wait for another sneak peek that might persuade me to whip out that trusty debit card and give it a go.

But, just in case you, my lovely, would like to hop on the YES side of the fence, here’s a little $5 off coupon code for you to enjoy:

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COUPON CODE: 5FORYOU

And that’s it for now…Be sure to subscribe for updates on the big October GIVEAWAY right here on this blog, as well as reviews of the September Glossybox and others that come rolling in.

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Until next time, stay beautiful!

WALMART BEAUTY BOX: AND IT’S FREE!!!

Published September 23, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Well, imagine my surprise when I found out that not only does Walmart have a beauty box, but that that it’s FREE. Yes, FREE. For $5 postage, I wasn’t expecting much in return, maybe a few foil packets but, hey, what’s $5, relatively speaking? I signed up immediately, of course. Free is always too good to pass up.

The Walmart Beauty Boxes come out every quarter. Once you sign up (which was amazingly simple and pain-free), you start receiving a box every quarter. I would assume by receiving my box in late September that I received a Fall box.

My shipping information on my account never updated to “shipped” but showed “in process” the entire time (although I had been billed). Well, last night the little box of gems showed up in my mailbox, nicely wrapped in a small but very sturdy box.

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Opening up the box, it looks pretty much like any other subscription box, with an inscription on the top of the box and a layer of tissue paper between my prying eyes and the goodies therein.

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Now let’s get that pesky tissue paper out of the way and get to the important stuff…THE CONTENTS. Let’s see what our $5 postage netted us in return.

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Well, my oh my…This doesn’t look too bad at all. There are quite a few little goodies in here to sort through. Let’s pick a product and take a closer look.

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Olay Microsculpting Cream? Really? In a FREE box? And it’s a very decent 0.5 ounce sample size, packaged just like the full-size version of this product is. A quick check with my BFF Google tells me a full-size 1.7 ounce of this at Walmart is $23.94, which means this little beauty has a value of about $8. Okay, so this one sample is worth more than cost of the postage I paid. It’s all cake from here forward.

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L’Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Deep Acting Moisturizer is the next product I pull out. It’s in a really heavy glass jar, another 0.5 ounce sample size. Google informs me a full size of this product (1.7 ounces) sells for $19.97 at Walmart, so this little beauty is worth a little over $6. Total value so far is around $14 and there are still plenty of goodies taunting me in this box.

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Next up is a sample vial of Couture Couture by Juicy Couture. Imagine my surprise. I didn’t even know Walmart sold Juicy Couture fragrances. Great fragrance that I hadn’t sampled before, so I was delighted to get this.

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Okay, color me surprised…or color me Vintage Wine, I should say, as least my lips. Here’s a full-size Cover Girl Continuous Color lipstick. Although I couldn’t find this particular color on the Walmart website, I did note that this product sells for $4.94. So far the value of this box is adding up quite nicely…Moving right along.

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Well, here’s the big ticket item for me in this box…A full-sized Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant. Secret is the only brand I buy and I haven’t yet tried the clinical strength, so this is really a welcome addition to the box. Bonus points for this being the clear gel formula…no pesky white marks. This baby sells for $7.92 at Walmart. To quote Charlie Sheen, WINNING!!!

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Next is a foil packet sampler of Clear Hair and Scalp Therapy, the damaged hair version. I had actually gotten samples of this about a year ago and, as I recall, I loved it, the way it worked and the way it smelled. Now I’m wondering why I never remembered to actually buy it. Perhaps these samples will refresh my memory as well as my hair.

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And there it is. The Walmart Beauty Box Fall edition, with a retail value of around $27 for FREE, just $5 shipping and handling.

Was it a deal? You betcha. Heck, the deodorant alone is worth more than the cost of the postage and to get all of those other goodies along with it? Icing on that proverbial cake.

Here is the link to get you started if you’d like to grab one of these boxes for yourself. I’m really glad I did!

WALMART BEAUTY WEBSITE: https://beautybox.walmart.com/

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