Monthly beauty boxes

Monthly subscription beauty boxes are the perfect way to try new products if you are always on the go. These three services I’m about to tell you about really offer a great variety of products to experience and enjoy. You have the option to purchase full size products, give a gift to a friend and the opportunity to indulge.



Glossybox If you love surprises, you will enjoy receiving 5 luxury beauty products every month the cost is $21.00 but the products are great. In my July 2014 box I received the following deluxe samples to try: Mitchell and Peach Body Cream, Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, Skin Inc. Custom-Blended Anti-Aging Serum, Philip B PH Restorative Detangling Toning Mist and Malin +Goetz Mojito Lip Balm.

Glossybox carries many products from your favorite brands including: ALEX AND ANI (+) Energy, ARDENCY INN, BURBERRY Beauty, Butter London, Carol’s Daughter, Ciate London, European Wax Center, Fresh, Hourglass, Kevyn Aucoin, La Prairie, Living Proof, Rock Beauty London, Nails Inc., ReVive, Sisley Paris, Tom Ford, Vincent Longo and Zirth



Birchbox – Receive personalized beauty, grooming and lifestyle samples selected for you. Once you complete your Birchbox profile, the samples you receive are items you will want to try. In my latest box I received: Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream, Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette, Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel, Whish Save Crave Saving Cream in Acai Grapefruit and 100% Pure Gingerade Shower Gel.

There are subscription options for men and women. Ladies receive 4-5 personalized samples for $10 per month and Men get 3-4 personalized grooming samples plus a full sized lifestyle product for $20 monthly.



Julep-Become a Julep Maven and you’ll get brand new, must have color and beauty every month. In my recent box I received Joyce, Tammi and Kirti from the It Girl Collection and a screen cleaner for my iPhone.

If you are addicted to nail color, this is the place for you. The box you receive is customized according to your style profile. You receive a value of over $40 worth of nail color and/or beauty products starting at $19.99 per month.

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Good for you beauty

I recently tried new body products from LaVanilla. What’s special about this brand is that it there are many unique qualities I discovered about this product line. To begin with LaVanilla is 100% healthy. I thought, well that’s pretty cool, but how can body cream and fragrance be healthy? Here is the answer:

The products do not contain petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone, parabens, sulfates, dyes or other ingredients that can be harmful to your skin or your health. All of the products are made with natural and organic ingredients, and to take it a step further, the products contain botanicals, antioxidants and essential oils. The LaVanilla website has information on many of the delicious ingredients used to make their products.

Here is a plus, the The Healthy Body Butter feels amazing! My favorite is the Vanilla Grapefruit, a blend of sparkling grapefruit, crisp sandalwood, lime and Madagascar vanilla.

The Healthy Body Butter Vanilla Grapefruit

The Healthy Body Butter Vanilla Grapefruit

LaVanilla currently offer 7 unique fragrances: Vanilla Coconut, Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Blossom, Vanilla Lavender, Vanilla Passion Fruit and Vanilla Blackberry. All of the fragrances of course contain vanilla, but not just any vanilla. The vanilla used is from Madagascar which is  located in the Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of Africa and is known for harvesting pure vanilla.

LaVanilla products range include: Healthy Deodorant, Healthy Fragrance, Healthy SPF Collection, Healthy Baby Collection and Healthy Candles.

Beauty products that are healthy, LaVanilla.


New Woody Spicy Fragrance For Men

Kenzo Homme Sport, a new woody spicy fragrance for men created by perfumer Francois Demachy is launching this spring.   Francois Demachy is a perfumer and olfactory developer of many fine fragrance including Chanel Egoiste (1990 with Jacques Polge), Dior Homme Cologne (2007), Dior J’Adore Eau de Toilette (2007) and  Fendi Palazzo (2007).

Kenzo Homme Sport

Kenzo Homme Sport

The scent opens with  combined top notes of  grapefruit, mint and lemon appealing to your refreshing, clean, citrus side leading to mid notes of ginger, geranium and other spicy notes drawing into your warm, seductive side and ends  with cedar and vetiver dry down.

Takada Kenzo

Takada Kenzo

The House of Kenzo was founded in 1970 by Takada Kenzo a fashion designer from Japan.  He launched collections for men, women and children before creating Kenzo Parfums in 1987. His first womens fragrance “ca sent beau ” marked the beginning of his success in creating groundbreaking fragrances.