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Lip Factory - September 2014

I finally bought into another box and decided on trying Lip Factory. While the name is Lip Factory, they do included other makeup products other than lip products. Once a quarter, they have an 'only lips' box that is 100% lip products, so I will probably keep this subscription until the nex…

Graze - Nibble Box

Like I've mentioned before, you can get the box weekly, biweekly, or more often if you prefer, and it's always $6/box. Using my referral link, you can get your first and fifth boxes free. You can also cancel at anytime, and review items to decide if you want to get them again or never. Also…

Ipsy Glam Bag - September 2014

Ipsy is a monthly subscription priced at $10/month that sends 4-5 products plus a different (mini) makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points for referring people to joining. Those points can also be earned for sharing your bag on Facebook and reviewing the produ…

Julep Maven Window Open!

Yesterday, the Julep Maven window opened. As always, you have until the 24th to pick a box, upgrade, or skip this month, otherwise you will be billed and receive your profile's box. Be sure to check to see what you are getting, otherwise you might not be happy with what you get!

The theme this …

Birchbox - September 2014 + Bonus Offer

Birchbox is the original subscription box, and it's still going strong. This month is actually their fourth anniversary, so join me in congratulating Birchbox in lasting that long! It's hard to stay afloat in this economy, and they are doing a great job with it. Even when the box isn't …

Graze Box - Calorie Counter Box

It's here, our Calorie Counter Box from Graze! Alongside the Nibblebox, they are now offering (or perhaps they have been and I never realized it before) a Calorie Counter Box. You get the same four snacks in your box, but all snacks have between 50 and 150 calories. I have both my Nibblebox and…

Boxycharm - September 2014

Boxycharm is a monthly subscription that costs $21/month. They have monthly themes and send items based on those themes. I've seen boxes average 4-5 items, but some have more items. All of the boxes in a month are usually the same (shades may vary), which is good for spoilers. You also have the entire month to sign up and still be eligible to get that month's box. Shipping does take some time, though. They post that they have 5-10 business days to send you box out. 

They have a referral program also that earns you charms. Other ways to earn charms includes reviewing items you receive each month as well as bonus charms for taking a box three months in a row. The charms can be redeemed towards month-specific items which will be sent in your next month's box! This box came fairly quickly, took less than a week from ship date to arrival (shipping email took a few days to come, though).

This month's theme is Fashion Week Fabulous, like many boxes have this month, due to Fashion Week. This box is filled with runway beauty products to get you ready for your own fashion week.

It's such a cute present!!

Allure Sample Society - September 2014

Sample Society is brought to us by Allure Magazine and includes five deluxe sized beauty products (hair, makeup, and skin). It is only $15 and they charge tax in certain states (I'm not sure which ones, but I was charged an extra $1.05 in Georgia). Included with each box is a coupon for $10 off…

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