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LaRitzy Box - June 2016


Important Info: The below information is what was true when this box was purchased. LaRitzy has completely changed their subscription and they now only have the LARITZY Monthly Beauty Bag which is $29.99 per month. The bag will include 3 full-sized LaRitzy Cosmetics products (their own in-house brand). I canceled before the July box, and I have not considered subscribing for this new bag.

What is LaRitzy Box?: LaRitzy is a monthly subscription that sends you 4-5 full-size and luxury size products each month, with all products being vegan to help you transition to a vegan lifestyle. 

How Much is LaRitzy Box?: LaRitzy is $24.99 a month. I strangely was charged with an international transaction fee, which was very bizarre considering this is a box from the US. Each box has a guaranteed value of $60+ with some boxes having a $100+ value.

There is also a LaRitzy mini box that is $14.99/month that sends 2-3 products each month. 

Make sure to read to the bottom to find out how their customer service entirely failed me.


June's Beauty Picks.

Target Beauty Box - sunKissed

What is Target Beauty Box?: Target releases a Beauty Box every so often. It has now become a sporadic event, so make sure you subscribe to my email updates to know when the next one comes out! The boxes can be seen prior to purchase, and they are curated 100% with products sold at Target, so you can get the products you love.

How Much is Target Beauty Box?: The price has been anywhere from $5-$10, but you get free shipping with your Beauty Box purchase. You will have to pay taxes if there is a Target in your state, though. Every box comes with a coupon for a Target purchase, which definitely makes it worth the money!

Check out what has been in past Target Boxes here!


I swear I'm working on catching up, some stuff has been happening the past few days that set me behind more. Sorry!!

Polish Review - le Polish Group Custom


Warning: This is a photo-heavy post.

It's time for a new group custom from le Polish, and this one is a doozy! This one is based on this gorgeous photo, and the maker did such a great job pulling inspiration from the entire photo! 

This polish is currently available now, but it's limited edition so it's only available for a short time! It's only available in full size, and you must be a member of the Facebook Group to be able to purchase it! It's listed at $101, because you have to get the discount code in the group to bring it down to $11!

le flame is a orange leaning coral crelly with purple and gold glitters, color shifting flakies, shimmer and micro-flakes. A little something for everyone!

First up, a Macro of the brush. le Flame presented a difficult combination of being a gorgeous polish and one that likes to change color when the lighting changes slightly. I'm being tested, I'm sure, but I think I did a great job at showing off the complexity of this polish!


Polish Review - le Polish Birthday Club Polish - Leo


Warning: This is a photo-heavy post.

It's that time again, it's time for le Polish to release the next limited edition monthly polish! If you missed the polish for Cancer, you have until today to grab it! The Leo polish, Hear Me Roar, is inspired by this image, which was voted on in the Facebook Group. Make sure to join to take part in the next voting!

Important info: This polish will be available on July 23rd at noon EST on le Polish's website, and will be available through August 22nd. Hear Me Roar is $10, or it will be free with a $10 purchase if you are in the Facebook Group and are a Leo (make sure you are on the birthday list)!

First up, a Macro of the brush. I was instantly in love as soon as I saw the bottle, and I had so much fun getting my pictures to show the holographic and the flakes!


Lip Love - June 2016

What is Lip Love?: Lip Love is a monthly subscription box by So Susan. Each month will include at least three full-sized products, one bonus makeup, and one bonus accessory. Each month you get a unique canvas bag as well.

How Much is Lip Love?: Lip Love is $20.95 (American) per month with international shipping available. I did have to pay a foreign transaction fee because they are located in the UK, so make sure you know that ahead of time. The bags get cheaper if you do longer subscriptions, so that's always great.

See past Lip Love reviews here!


I always am interested in see what comes in each Lip Love bag!

Pretty & Polished Beauty Box - August 2016

Press Sample
What is Pretty and Polished?:Pretty and Polished is an indie nail polish brand that also sells bath & body products, nail vinyls, and this Beauty Box! This is a box that you get to choose which months you want to get, rather than a subscription that you have to cancel or skip. Just …

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Stellar Stream Review


The Howling Boutique, a nail polish jewelry shop, has now created a nail polish line named Supermoon Lacquer. Get it, Howling, Supermoon? It's all a thing! I finally have the Ready to Launch Collection to show you guys and have a brand new Macro Lens Set to use, which means I'll be Macro-ing all the things! The full Ready to Launch collection (9 polishes) is available for a discounted $85 or each polish is available for $9-$10. Check out other The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!

I will have the polishes each getting their own review (hopefully) daily. I just want to make sure each polish gets the appropriate attention! First up, I have Stellar Stream

Ipsy Glam Bag - June 2016


What is Ipsy?: Ipsy is a monthly subscription that sends 4-5 beauty/makeup products plus a different makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points. Be sure to use your points within a year of earning them, though, because they do expire. They have expanded the points program to give you additional points by sharing your bag and following their content creators on social media accounts!

How Much is Ipsy?: Ipsy is only $10 per month shipped to the United States or $10 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 

Check out other Ipsy reviews here.


Love all of the bright colors, sorry I'm behind!

Jior Couture Polish Crystal (Nail) Gems Part III Review


It's time for another polish review, this time for Jior Couture. This is a new-to-me brand, but it's definitely not new! Their polishes are always so creative and unique, and of course I wanted to review them for you guys! There are five polishes in this collection, and I have two of them to show you guys. These release tomorrow (July 8th) and there are seven total polishes in this collection, and you are going to want them!

Both polishes I have are photochromic, which means they darken slightly when you go outside, as well as microglitter. I, unfortunately, couldn't get mine to change as well as I would have liked (thank the lack of sun!), but they do change! 

Lip Monthly - June 2016 + Coupon Code!


What is Lip Monthly?: Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription bag that focuses on lip products, bringing you the best lip products every month! Each bag guarantees a $35-$55 value with 4-5 products. Sometimes there will even be a non-lip product included!

How Much is Lip Monthly?: Lip Monthly is $12.95/month, and does get cheaper with longer subscriptions. The bag ships free worldwide, so no worries if you are international!

You can get 50% off your first bag with 50OFF or get three months free with an annual subscription, using code 3FREE.

Check out past reviews of Lip Monthly here!


It's time for another Lip Monthly! This is definitely one of my favorite bags each month, all because it fuels my crazed love of lip products!

Updated: Target Beauty Boxes Available!

It's time for another Target Beauty Box! I know, it's Tuesday, but it's true. Thanks Target for keeping us on our toes! Both boxes are now showing as available! These are $7 (plus tax) and you get free shipping, like always!
Included: -Tom’s of Maine Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpas…

Sinful Colors Kylie Trend Matters - Fuschia U

If you noticed in the mainstream polish world, recently SinfulColors teamed up with Kylie Jenner to create some polishes for the King Kylie Collection, which then caused multiple other collections. There were two different cycles of these, and I was (finally) able to find the Trend-Matters Matte collection. I had to go to multiple Targets to find the ones that I did get, so it isn't something that is easily found or found in all Targets. They are $2.99 here, but I'm not sure if that's a set price point.

Check out my other SinfulColors review here!

Fuschia U! - What the fuschia! This pink pop of color is truly shocking.



Of course I had to buy a pink! If a brand can do pink well, it is always a winner in my book. Fuschia U is a strong pink, matte like all of the rest. This is a plain matte pink, so it is perfect for a simple look or to add some pop to it.

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