Saturday, May 24, 2014

Craft of Tea: May 2014 Unboxing

Hello again! Some of you may know that I have a small obsession with tea. I love having something soothing to wake me up in the morning and I am not a big fan of coffee so tea is the perfect solution. Today, I will be unboxing my Craft of Tea box for you all!

The Subscription Box: Craft of Tea

The Cost: 
(One time Signature box:)
1 month 4 teas  $24.95
1 month 8 teas  $39.95
3 months 8 teas $134.95
*USE CODE: LONESTARSHOPPER for 50% off to any of our tea subscription box and products*

The Products: 4 or 8 flavors of looseleaf teas (about .5 oz per pack)

Starry Night: A sweet mix of strawberry, hibiscus flowers, apples, rose hips and lemongrass. This is completely caffeine free with no sugar or other sweeteners. This tea will be perfect after a stressful day when I'm trying to unwind for the night! Normally, I'm not too big on fruity/floral teas but I'm interested to try this out. 

Calm & Refresh: A caffeine free, herbal tea intended to ease your mind and help you relax. This is a signature tea of Craft of Tea!

Amazing Sencha: This is a classic green tea (one of my favorites!) Green tea is one of the most beneficial teas for you. I like mine with a bit of honey!

Scottish Blend Earl Grey: Black tea is such a classic, and also my personal favorite. I love just about every variety of black tea out there and this is no exception.  It is also flavored with bergamot (a citrus fruit).

If you are a tea drinker, this is the box for you. You can even explore their website and buy the tea individually--they have everything categorized wonderfully! What's your favorite type of tea? Let me know in the comments!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Splendies: May 2014 Unboxing

Hello all! Today I have my Splendies unboxing to share with you. This was my first Splendies package and I'm so excited to show you all what I received.

The Subscription Box: Splendies

The Cost: $12/month with free shipping (Use code SPLENDIES for $4 off your first month) for $2 more you can request a "no thong" package as well. 

The Products: 3 pairs of underwear each month, arriving discretely at your door. 

This first pair of underwear is from Vision Intimates. They are a boy short style and are a cotton material. 

This silky flower pair from Jennifer Intimates is definitely my favorite. The pattern is cute and I love the lace detailing. 

The last pair from Love Libby are a bit old-fashion style for me, but I will definitely still wear them. They are also a silky/spandex material. 

Final Thoughts: I am very happy with what I received this month! The cost works out to be $4 a pair or about $2.75 for your first month so it is very reasonable for great quality underwear. Are you all subscribed to Splendies--if so, what did you get this month?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ipsy Bag: May 2014

Hi all! I always love receiving my Ipsy Bag in the mail and couldn't be more excited when it came in the mail today! Unfortunately, this was the first month that I've been disappointed since I subscribed a few months back. Looking at the "Glam Room" there were a lot of great products I wish I would have gotten instead. Nevertheless, I'm still very happy with this subscription and hope next month will be a bit better!  Let's take a look at what I got.

The Subscription Box: Ipsy 
The Cost: $10 a month (free shipping)
The Products: Full size and samples of makeup and beauty products. (Plus a makeup bag!)
Ships to: US and Canada

Despite everything I don't like about this month's bag--I actually LOVE the bag. It's a canvas material and is my favorite that I've received to date!

Crown Brush Pro Blending Fluff Brush (C433): ($5.49) Although I have a lot of makeup brushes, this brush will come in handy! I'm excited to final try out a Crown brush.

Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo "Moonbeam & Unicorn": ($8?) I was searching on Pacifica's website and they actually are not selling this so I had to estimate on the guess. Possibly its a discontinued product or has not been released yet. Nevertheless, the packaging looks very cheap and I am not a fan of the colors at all. The other color option this month was more of a neutral, golden shade which I would have preferred instead. This will be going in my bag of things to give away.

Hang Ten - Classic Sport SPF50: (1 oz. $2.17) Personally, I am not a fan of getting skin care products. With summer practically here in Florida, it will get put to use but I already have piles of sunscreen laying around my apartment. I would have liked to try something a bit more unique.

Pur-lisse - Pur-moist Hydra Balance Moisturizer: (.05 oz. $1.62) Another skin care product -- I could have dealt with one in my bag but not happy with two. I even mentioned on my "beauty quiz" that I did not want any skin products.

Nailtini "Champagne": ($13) This nail polish alone is worth more than the bag itself and it's the one thing I LOVE. Very big size, and I really like the color too. 

Cost of Bag: $10
Value of Bag: $30.28 plus a cute makeup bag!

Overall, I wasn't widely impressed this month but I have hope for next month! The value, after all, was still great...I just personally care for some of the products.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wearable Glitter Makeup Look

Hi everyone! Today I created a wearable glitter look--because let's face it, who doesn't love glitter?! Its great for day or night as well. I put together this look as my entry for the NYX Face Awards 2014. For that reason, I've included a video tutorial for you to watch if you want to recreate this look. Make sure to click "LIKE" on the video! ONE LIKE = ONE VOTE 


 Watch how to get the look here:
(Make sure to click the "like" button!)