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

GLOSSYBOX

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

BIRCHBOX

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

JULEP

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.

Are there subscription services you love? I want to know. Tweet your favorite to @lorriepearson use #beautysubscriptions

@GLOSSYBOX_US @Birchbox @JulepMaven

Advertisements
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro

Ring in the New Year with lips that POP

2012 beauty and fashion designers introduced us to vast  array of exciting color from daring to neutral and bold to beautiful.  I loved many of the color launches this year.  This was the year of the lip, soft, sassy and sexy.

“Whenever a female takes a strong stand for herself, the  majority of the time they have to really, really narrow it down to being  feminine and wearing dresses and just being lipstick chic. -Michelle Rodriguez”

Here are the lip color launches that topped my list:

Sisley Phyto-Lipgloss

credit: Sisley Cosmetics

Sisley Phyto Lipgloss ($55) launched in October. These fabulous glosses add a great kick of shine. They glosses glide on smooth, feel luxurious with 7 color choices. What I love the most about Sisley Phyto Lipgloss is they are not sticky and contain moisturizer to soften and nourish your lips.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet

credit: Chanel.com

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($32.50) – Chanel finally introduced a collection of matte lipsticks. I’m a fan of Chanel makeup. Their products are simply beautiful. My favorite feature of this lip collection is they are matte but are not dry and the colors have great pigment.  Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick really wears well. This collection is in 11 gorgeous shades. I am complimented every time I wear this lipstick in L’Impatiente, a rich, deep plum color.

Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss

credit: Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Glosses ($16) – If you love Benefit Powders, you will certainly love these glosses. Never tried Benefit makeup? What are you waiting for? Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss is available in 6 sensational shades from Dallas to Sugarbomb with high shine, great color and ease of application.

Look for more sensational color in 2013.

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro

credit: Giorgio Armani Beauty

 

Color Trend: POPPY, not orange, not red, but something beautiful in between.

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #401 Tibetan Orange ($32)

CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor Flame ($8)

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Raven ($28)