TokyoMilk Bon Bon Lip Balm Review

Okay, I just received this baby from my latest Birchbox order and just had to share it with you guys. Not only is the packaging to die for, but it also tastes divine!!
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Memebox Nakedbox #15 + Latest Boxes + Coupons!!

Ahh, the world of Memebox! You can read a brief breakdown of Memeboxes and how they work over at my other post here. You can skip to the bottom of this post to find a HUGE list of boxes that you will get $3 off for using my affiliate link (good until June 30) as well as a few other coupons I know of!

I initially ordered this box and accidentally received Luckybox #5¬†in the mail. Memebox corrected their mistake and sent me this one (arrived at lightening speed I may add) and I am so happy with it. Nakedboxes are different than regular Memeboxes as their contents are fully exposed and there are no surprises! While some may not like that, I was excited because I wanted to try the products included badly ūüôā This box was $23, though after points and coupons, I paid¬†$14.99

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*Image from Memebox. Also, the first item, Slowganicleanser was not actually in our box and we were compensated with points.

While this particular box is no longer available, Nakedbox 17, 19, 20, and 23 are (with the last 2 giving you an extra 5 meme points with your purchase!)

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Here’s my precious right after I tore it open. Descriptions of the products is taken from Memebox

1)¬†NUGANIC Customize Pore Control Essence (Full size 30 ml)¬†-Pore control essence reduces the appearance of dilated pores. Use after a toner.¬† I am excited to use this! Now I need Meme to send me a toner and I’ll have a full Korean skin regime ūüôā¬†
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2)¬†TONYMOLY BCDATION SPF 30 PA ++ – Pink Beige (7ml)-¬†CC foundation that is carefully made with only the absolute components of BB and CC creams. This shade was a pretty good match for me. TONYMOLY is also such a well known Korean brand & I was super excited to try this CC. Not so sure about the ‘full coverage’ claim that Meme has on its website, but a big fan of SPF 30!
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3) PERIPERA Peri Tint Mini Mandarin Juice (2.5ml) –¬†Vivid, lightweight tint gives an orange-red bite that doubles as a lip and cheek stain.¬†Use applicator to dab color to bare lips or cheeks. Apply more heavily for higher saturation of color, less for natural look. WOAH this baby is orange. Also, the packaging is so freaking cute. It does really stain too. The swatch on my hand, stayed all day! I shall conquer the Korean Lip eventually.¬†
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4)¬†Unnie-cream 75g Full-size¬†–¬†A light, unnie-cream moisturizer is infused with 9 essential oils. This powerful moisturizer promotes long-lasting hydration with hyaluronic acid by elastically trapping moisture.¬†YAY, another moisturizer. I love this one too. It smells lovely & quickly absorbs into my skin. It’s also massive and little goes a long way. I’ve been using it on my body more than my face but assume during winter, this baby will be magic.¬†
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5)¬†CAOLION Mool Pool Deep Cleansing 75ml –¬†Innovative cleansing formula dissolves dirt and makeup on your face at one step.¬†Wet your face and gently massage until cleanser gets thick. Then wash off with warm water.¬†I cannot wait to try this! I have been loving the Soap Berry cleanser from my last box so much that I keep forgetting to use this one, but I think tonight, I shall bust it out. It looks so awesome.¬†
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Overall, I am really pleased with this box. I think Nakedboxes are a great way to introduce yourself to the world of Meme, especially if you’re nervous about taking the plunge blind :P. Now, let’s move onto new releases, hot deals, and some coupons for the month!!

The following boxes are on sale until 6/23 when the price increases!

Superbox 38 РDetox Care $29, ships 7/30 **ON SALE UNTIL MONDAY 6/23 for $23** 
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Detox from head to toe, skin and body with products that draw out impurities from the skin that may risk being excreted through the skin as unwanted skin breakouts and blemishes! Beat bloat with body products that massage and stimulate the body’s circulation and lymphatic drainage to promote rapid removal of body toxins!

Superbox #39 РFootcare #2 $23, ships 7/30 **ON SALE UNTIL MONDAY, 6/23, FOR $20**
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Whether you’re a ballerina, a Supermom or a busy lady always on the run, it’s time to dive feet first into our ultra pampering and luxuriously moisturizing Foot Care Box #2!  Give your tired and exhausted feet a spa treatment right at your own home with daily foot treatments that provide moisture and hydration to dry and cracked feet.

Supberbox #40 –¬†Pomegranate¬†Cosmetics¬†$29, ships 7/30 **ON SALE until 6/23 for $23**¬†
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Not only are pomegranates a healthy‚ÄĒand tasty‚ÄĒsource of vitamins, but they are also the key ingredient to unlocking the secret to everlasting gorgeous skin! This Pomegranate Cosmetics Box is also packed with champion anti-inflammatory compounds that prevent pre-mature aging and wrinkling, and also contains special pomegranate formulas to brighten lackluster, leaving a soft and feminine lit-from-within glow!

I am also an affiliate with Memebox, so I am able to offer you some special deals! When you use my links below, you will automatically save $3 on any of these boxes thru 6/30!! The discounted price should automatically show up in your cart and say affiliate discount AND you can still use additional coupons and points ūüôā If you have issues, please let me know!

Superbox #28 РFree From Oils and Troubles #3 $32 ($29 with my link) ships out 7/16
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Memebox Skincare –¬†$29 ($26 with my link), ships out 7/18
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Superbox #29 Burst of Color – $39 ($36 with my link), ships out 7/11
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*This will be a MAKEUP ONLY Membox!! Spoiler #1 for this is Hope Girl Tinted Cushion Lipstick Рworth $14 

Superbox #31 Herbal Cosmetics – $32 ($29 with my link), ships out 7/16
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Superbox #34 DERMO-COSMETICS #2 Р$39 ($36 with my link), ships out 7/25
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Superbox #24 Waxing – $29 ($26 with my link), ships out 7/1
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SPOILER #1 ANGEL FACTORY UNDER-ARM WHITE PEELING PERFUME 

Superbox #30 Aloe Vera Cosmetics – $32 ($29 with my link), ships out 7/11
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Superbox #33 Collagen Cosmetics Р$35 ($32 with my link), ships out 7/22
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Superbox #35 Fermented Cosmetics #2 – $32 ($29 with my link), ships out 7/25
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Also, don’t forget that Meme has introduced Value Sets that combine multiple boxes with free upgraded shipping!! Now, some coupons that you can stack with those boxes:

$5 off on orders over 3 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3

Free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop: FREESHIPPING

$5 off any order: MEMEBOXKIIP

PHEW!!! Now, let me know what you have ordered!! I have the following coming to me:¬†Memebox Whole Grain,¬†Mask Edition #3 (sold out, but #4 is available!), and¬†Herbal Cosmetics! I’m thinking of picking up the Dextox box though or maybe the Value Set with the Foot Care that’s on sale for $43 right now! It’s an addiction you guys.

*This post contains affiliate links! While I receive a slight commision, I am also able to get you guys discounts too!

Memebox Luckybox #5 and June Coupon Code!

By now, you must have heard of Memebox, the Korean skincare/makeup boxes that are taking the beauty world by storm? It’s not your typical subscription box, where you pay a monthly fee and get a monthly box. Memebox releases boxes sporadically, sometimes a few week even, based on different themes, filled to the brim with cult skincare and beauty products straight from Korea that are difficult to find in the States. They also have different tiers of boxes.

  • Memeboxes–¬†The original Memebox comes packed with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples, carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products.
  • Superboxes –¬†Superbox was inspired by Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with it’s own theme, designed to target particular concerns.
  • Luckyboxes –¬†¬†Each Luckybox contains a selection of products from past Memeboxes, occasionally including a few new favorites that Meme¬†simply could not resist including.
  • Nakedboxes – These are boxes where the contains are already revealed. They are mostly items from past Memeboxes.¬†As of right now, only #16, #17, and a special Father’s Day box are available.

I am reviewing Luckybox #5 here and Nakedbox #15 in a different post. Full disclosure, I actually initially ordered the Nakedbox #15, but somehow was sent Luckybox #5 as a mistake. I emailed Memebox and they told me to keep the Luckybox and basically overnighted me the Nakedbox! Woohoo ūüôā

I was actually planning on scooping up Luckybox #5 but it had sold out before I bit the bullet so this is such a win for me. You’ll see why.

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My precious!

Just FULL of fun things to play with.

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Allure Summer Beauty Box Mayhem and More Golden Tote May Spoilers!

Ahh, the elusive Allure Beauty Box! Over $350 of products for just $45 (+$10 shipping + tax)! People go apeshit for this thing. Literally. It sells out within minutes every single time it goes on sale.

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Oooh, ahh, magical Allure Beauty Box

I haven’t ever tried to get it, mostly out of fear, but this year, I decided to go for it. I mostly wanted to say “SUCK IT INTERWEBS!” For a super informative breakdown of what’s inside, head over to my gal pal from MUT’s blog¬†here.

It was supposed to go on sale today, 12:01PM EST sharp. But of course, the site was down even before the hour struck 12. Bitching and moaning galore over on their poor Facebook page. Rumors run rampant that the box was sold out before the sale had even begun. In reality, they were having technical difficulties. Some super savvy people were able to find a link that took you to the order form and I lucked out and ordered one before that site too, crashed.

After a few hours of radio silence from Allure, they released the following statement: “To all of our Allure Beauty Box fans: Our site went down when the sale was to go live at 12:01 pm today ‚Äď we‚Äôre so sorry for the inconvenience. To make this fair game we‚Äôre going to reset the sale for next Tuesday, May 6 at the same time, 12:01PM EST.” So take note people, if you still want to try and get this bad boy, set your clocks once again for 12:01PM EST, May 6th, and head over to www.allaccess.com/summer. Also, if you did happen to get an order in, don’t fear! Allure is honoring all box orders that went through. Phew.

Now onto much happier news!¬†Golden Tote¬†has just announced invites and referrals! You¬†can now get referral credits from GT! Simply create an account if you haven’t already and you’ll find your very own personalized link! Share that link and each time time someone signs up and purchases their first tote, you’ll get $10! This link is my own, so if you haven’t already jumped on the GT bandwagon, please feel free to use my code ūüôā

Speaking of, here’s a few more spoilers for May, which is seriously shaping up to be a super cute month. Even though I managed to snag an Allure Beauty Box, I think I may have to spring for the $149 tote. Which mean I will absolutely be on NO BUY until like June if I ever want to eat again.

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I need this. Like now. I believe this will be in the $149 tote. Obviously.

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Adorable summer getaway dress

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Cute pants from last month in a different color

So what do you think? Did you have any luck with the Allure Box? What about Golden Tote? Will you be springing for anything this month? Be sure to subscribe to Golden Tote’s newsletter to get the latest updates from them!

 

April Popsugar Must Have Spoilers and HUGE 50% Off Coupon!

Yes, I said¬†50% off¬†y’all!! This will actually be my first Popsugar Must Have box, especially after the recent increase in price. I have always lusted and bemoaned when I saw reveals, but never bit the bullet. Until now. When I could get the box for $19.97 shipped. And with awesome spoilers. Check them out after the cut!
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Julep April Sneak Peek + 50% Coupon!

Julep just sent us this spoiler-y email for April! Quick recap: Julep is a monthly nail/beauty sub-box where you get 2 polishes + 1 beauty product, 3 polishes, or an all beauty product box dependent on which selection you chose for $19.99 a month. You also earn jules on all purchases which can be cashed in for future boxes. You can also get your first box free with the code FREEBOX!

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Glossybox Feb ’14, March Sneak Peak #1, Coupon!

Well, as fate would have it, the first spoiler for March’s Glossybox came when February finally came to me. For some reason, my box decided to hang in Indiana for a while.¬†The theme for February was ~love~, which would have made sense if we actually received our boxes anywhere CLOSE to Valentines Day. Annnyway, onto the box!

1) Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in City of Angel Full Size Р$18
This was our first spoiler for Feb. Lauren B. is actually the niece of Philip B. whose hair products show up regularly in sub-boxes so hopefully the quality stands up to her name. She is making her debut in Glossybox this month with this light blush pink polish that actually matches the box quite perfectly. Now, Lauren claims that this polish will last 14 days without chipping. That makes me want to laugh a bit, but I guess we’ll have to see!
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The formula doesn’t seem too goopy or too runny and the brush seems alright tho I personally prefer a thicker brush so you don’t end up with brush strokes (especially with sheer colors).

2) Sumita Beauty Kala Color Intense Pencil in Black Full Size Р$15
Ah, black eyeliner. So original! I have never received nor purchased black eyeliner in my life. *eyeroll*.¬†I also cared soo little, I didn’t even bother to retake this blurry picture.
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Apparently some ladies have gotten this in their Birchboxes and said that it had good staying power so we have that going for us. I have yet to decide if I am even going to bother opening and swatching to see or if I’ll put it straight into the trade pile.

3) anatomicals Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Full Size (3 patches) Р$11
I think anatomicals is a great cheeky brand. The copy on the back of the box actually made me laugh out loud. I am stoked to try these eye patches out, especially after a rough night out.
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They are supposed to revitalize the skin around your eyes and make your peepers look rejuvenated, vibrant, and smooth AKA erase the tequila shots you did the night before.

4) Figs & Rouge Cherry Blossom Tinted Lip Balm Tube Full Size Р$9
Other ladies were raving about this item on the forums, so I was excited to get it in my box, but my tube feels like almost 1/2 of the product is already missing! I will be sending Glossybox an email about it, but I’m not too sure what they’ll do about it.
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Anyway, this UK brand is supposed to provide a hint of color and is made with 100% natural ingredients. It does smell quite nice, like cherries ūüôā

5) Pureology Serious Colour Care Colour Fanatic 1fl Oz Р~$3.60
The only non-full size product in the box and one of the ones I wasn’t really looking forward to. I don’t color my hair anymore, so I don’t really have a use for a treatment spray.
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Apparently it provides 21 essential benefits to prime, perfect, and protect color-treated hair. What those reasons are, who knows. This will probably end up on the trade list unless I decide to get crazy and dye my hair anytime soon.

Overall, this box has a value of over $55 for only $21! Not too shabby.

Now onto the first spoiler for March:
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Some fancy pants face mask! This Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask retails for $158 full size. Like holy crap, it better be made out of gold / the tears of virgins for me to ever pay full boat for that. I am assuming our sample size will be uber small.

Also, if you haven’t signed up for Glossybox yet, use the code GBFRESH to get a deluxe size¬†deluxe-sized¬†Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream! Also remember to use Ebates, you’ll save $2.75! What did you think of this month’s Glossy? Have you even gotten yours yet?! xo

Starlooks February Starbox

I really dig the Starbox sub. It’s inexpensive (~$17 with shipping), delivers high quality makeup, and has top notch CS. If you ever receive a duplicate or broken item, they are on top of it! If you haven’t received your box yet, they just sent an email out today notifying customers of delay & gave out a $5 coupon.¬†

This month’s theme was ~Futurism~, aka metallics!¬†

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I received an exclusive cream eyeshadow in Hologram. This product is brand new and will be available soon for purchase. Retail value – $12. This is a really pretty shade and changes color depending on lighting. It’s interesting, buildable, and will be great to use as a highlighter OR base for more boring colors.¬†

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I also got Starlooks lipstick is Lilu, a super goldy gold lippie that retails for $12.¬†¬†I love the name, reminds me of the 5th Element. It goes on true to tube color & has some lasting power. Great for gals that like to rock a metallic lip and also good for layering.¬†Personally, it doesn’t look that flattering on me, but I traded it away for some goodies on MUT.¬†

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Wall Street is a deep, dark loose pigment, full of glittery goodness that goes for $17. I used the other night as an eyeliner and loved it. I also love the unique top, it’s a small hole so you don’t end up covered in pigment and can use just the right amount.¬†

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Here’s the colors swatched, inside and outside, no flash.¬†

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These were all done with one swipe.

Starlooks also threw in a nice nylon headband! While it isn’t the cutest color, it will definitely be useful for makeup application and especially when I do face masks. I always end up with goop in my hair, so woohoo! Yes, this was taken outside because it’s like 80 degrees here already. Dreading summer, I know it’s going to be a scorcher.¬†

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All together this month had a retail value of $41, more than double to sub price! Plus, February was also the first month of loyalty gifts for Starbox subscribers!! This month’s gift was $35 to spend on the Starlooks site, including PAST Starboxes. While it could have been fun to get a random product, this guarantees no one would receive a duplicate & total happiness. Here’s what I ended up purchasing for a total of $3 y’all!

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The October Starbox includes a 3 pan blush palette and was worth $73 (already a steal) so I was thrilled that it was still in stock. You can check out all the past Starboxes here. What a fun month. Do you subscribe to Starbox? If not, please consider using my referral link! When you refer someone, you get to customize your OWN Starbox! 

MAC Heroine

Soo after reading that MAC was making Heroine part of their permanent line, I ran to their website and saw I could order it ahead of the January arrival in-stores!! I could barely be bothered to put down my purse before ripping through the packaging.

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Sigh, so pretty!

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Ain’t she gorgeous?

Here it is on me:

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It looks so intimidating at first, but then you put it on and it’s like “hello sexy mama!!”. I got full, opaque coverage in like ONE swipe of the tube. It wasn’t horrifically drying and lasted for a while. I had to scrub my lips to actually get it off & was still left with a pretty pink tint on my lips. I think everyone should run and grab this. This was the best $15 I have spent in a hot minute. Have you picked it up yet?? Use code NEXT to get free overnight shipping!

Starbox December + New Rewards Program

Yay, Starbox came a few days ago and I love it! We were promised a pretty 15 shade palette and Starlooks delivered! In case you’ve never heard of Starbox, it’s a monthly sub box that delivers Starlooks brand products! It’s $15 a month + shipping (so for me $17.68). I’ve only been subbed for 2 months, but I enjoy it! Image

Love their packaging! Sleek and chic! Each box also comes with crystals, but mine were broken sadly. I emailed their CS and within an hour or so, they told me they’d be sending me replacements! Image

The exclusive New Years Eve palette that subscribers got! Gorgeous mix of mattes and shimmers, I can’t wait to play with it! Especially the green ūüôā

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A few ladies over at MUT had reported issues of the mattes (specifically black and wine color @ the top) not showing up. Marci, founder of Starlooks, responded personally to one of the inquiries and informed us that swatching with your fingers for matte shades actually leaves behind an oily residue that prevents the shade from showing up! I personally didn’t have any issues with mine as I only tried out the shades with a brush. Another tip I learned from the MUT ladies was to simply put a piece of scotch tape over stubborn shadows and take off the first layer! This will get rid of any pesky oils and let the color shine. Image

They also introduced a rewards program this month! Every 3rd month that you’re a subscriber, you receive a free product valued at $35!! So that means I’ll be getting a lil somethin somethin come March! I’m excited to see what it brings. Let me know if you sign up for Starbox and what you think of it!