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LIP MONTHLY NOVEMBER 2014 UNBOXING: FIVE PRODUCTS EVERY MONTH + COUPON CODE!

Published November 21, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

TGIF and what a way to wrap up the week…Along with The French Box, the mail carrier brought with her today the November Lip Monthly bag.

With no further ado, let’s see what the people at Lip Monthly have put together for us for November.

First of all, let’s start with this UH-DORABLE bag!

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This is a new design for this month and I’m loving it. Super cute. Nice touch, Lip Monthly, and thanks for listening to your subscribers’ suggestions!

Okay, now for what’s actually in the bag.

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Well, this is an impressive little assortment. Let’s look at each item individually and see what new goodies we have to try out. Lip products are my personal makeup Waterloo.

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RETAIL VALUE: $1.99

In the color “Berry Me,” this NYC Expert Last Lipstick is full-sized and extremely wearable, with a bit of shimmer. I’ve been wanting to try this product and this color will be the ideal way for me to do so. November is off to a great start!

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RETAIL VALUE: $13.00

From Ofra, next up is a full-sized lip liner (I adore lip liner!) in the color Orchid. This is a muted plum shade, sort of a “your-lips-but-better” color. Actually, it appears to go perfectly with the NYC lipstick above and the Hikari lipstick below. Very nice, Lip Monthly, very nice!

And speaking of the Hikari lipstick, let’s take a closer look at that baby:

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RETAIL VALUE: $13.00

I received this same color in an Ipsy bag a couple of months ago and I already know it’s a gorgeous shade, a perfect deep berry/burgundy for fall and winter. Since I already own this one, I’m passing this to my daughter, who was threatening to steal the one I received from Ipsy.

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RETAIL VALUE: $3.00

From Crown, also included in this month’s bag is what is referred to as a lip brush. It’s considerably larger than my usual lip brushes and quite stiff. I think I’m going to put this brush to use as a concealer brush. Whichever way its used, it’s a great full-sized brush and I’m happy with it!

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RETAIL VALUE: $4.00

The November “monthly mix-up” is this pretty package containing City Color Cosmetics eye mousse in the shade White Gold. This is not only a lovely shade, it’s also very creamy and highly pigmented. When allowed to dry, it also would be an amazing eye shadow base. And the packaging is really pretty, in a little plastic box sitting on a little golden cardboard stand. I’m always impressed when less-expensive products take an extra step in presentation.

RETAIL VALUE OF NOVEMBER’S BAG: $34.99

Lip Monthly is my favorite “fun” subscription. For only $10/month, you receive 5 full-sized products, usually 4 lip-related and 1 “monthly mix-up” product. I’ve been subscribing for a few months now and, wow, have they progressed. The curator/owner really listens to customer feedback and suggestions and does her best to please everyone with the colors and assortments and she has recently switched from a plain box to a really cute reusable makeup bag with each month’s subscription. Make no mistake, the contents are not high end nor expensive, but they are a selection of affordable drug-store type of products. If you’re looking for high-end products, Lip Monthly might not be the best subscription for you; however, if you love lip products and are an equal opportunity lover of all things lips, this might be the perfect subscription for you. It would also be a perfect subscription gift for any makeup lover on your holiday gift list. It’s certainly affordable and a lot of fun at Casa Beholding Eye.

If you’d like to check out Lip Monthly and perhaps even subscribe, here are some links to help you out:

Website: https://lipmonthly.com/referral/eO4RCHAHnq8T6m2 (ENTER HOLIDAYLIPS TO GET $5 OFF YOUR FIRST BAG)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lipmonthly?ref=br_tf

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!!! XOXO

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EVERYTHING $1 (JEWELRY, MAKEUP, ACCESSORIES, ETC.)? SHOP MISS A…AMAZING BUT TRUE!

Published October 2, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Along with makeup, skincare products, shoes, and handbags, I have a serious addiction, almost to a 12-Step degree, to jewelry. Costume jewelry or the real deal, I love jewelry. Gold, silver, rose gold, platinum, it doesn’t matter. If it’s pretty and sparkly, I’m all over it.

I’d been seeing posts of purchases by other like-minded addicts for a company named “Miss A.” Everything on the site $1. Yes, you read that right…One Single Dollar. EVERYTHING.

I had to dive in. I placed my order about 10 days ago and today my lovely mail carrier presented me with a bright orange bag from Miss A containing my haul.

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I was a little taken aback delicate items such as jewelry were simply wrapped in a plastic bag for shipping and held my breath, expecting some things to perhaps be damaged but, no worries here, these lovelies were packaged exceedingly well inside the plastic bag:

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And even better, wrapped up very prettily in tissue paper once I removed the protective bubble wrap:

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Now let’s rip that pretty paper aside and dig into the goodies!

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And here it is, The Haul…Pretty and shiny and sparkly earrings and necklaces suitable for every occasion. I’m rapidly ascending to jewelry utopia.

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I even tossed in a few $1 ELF products because…well, I love certain ELF products and that eyeliner in the purple tube was just to die for.

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And, because I am looking at that huge haul of 26 items and a total due of under $30, I’m still pinching myself. Here’s the packing slip with the total amount I paid for this incredible haul:

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Oh, Miss A…I am going to declare the day I heard about you and discovered your site of awesomeness and wonder a personal The Beholding Eye holiday.

While there would be no mistaking these items for anything other than costume jewelry, it’s on a par with Forever 21 and Claire’s Boutique jewelry…and I think we all know it’s difficult to get anything at such stores for $1. (Again, yes, ONE DOLLAR PER ITEM, ALL ITEMS, ALL THE TIME).

So, ladies, here’s the hookup to go score your own Miss A goodies and perhaps check out the Miss A Facebook page:

WEBSITE: http://www.shopmissa.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ShopMissA

And, as always, feel free to follow me via the following social media:

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

DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BIG OCTOBER GIVEAWAY…SNEAK PEEKS START THIS FRIDAY AND I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL WANT A CHANCE TO WIN THIS HAUL!!!

Until next time, stay beautiful…And stay sparkly with Miss A!

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