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It’s All About the Lips

“Your look is not complete until you add lipgloss. It is all about the lips!”

-Laurie Best, Lip Factory Inc. CEO

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This month’s Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box is definitely all about the lips! Like I mentioned in a previous post, I immediately fell in love with Lip Factory Inc. and this month’s box did not disappoint! Not only did it arrive in a timely manner, the presentation was awesome too. This month’s box was filled with nothing but lip products. And as we all know adding a little pop to your lips is a great to switch up your look for the holidays.

Undead by Medusa's Makeup

Undead by Medusa’s Makeup

Chianti by Palladio Herbal Lipstick

Chianti by Palladio Herbal Lipstick

Talk Talk Us by Medusa's Makeup

Talk Talk Us by Medusa’s Makeup

Tango by MODELCo.

Tango by MODELCo.

Plum Enticing by Designer Skin

Plum Enticing by Designer Skin

Retractable Lip Brush

Retractable Lip Brush

I loved the lip colors in this month’s box! I’m not quite sure where I’d rock Undead by Medusa’s Makeup but the tubing is amazing. And I really love that the MODELCo. Lipstick tube has a built-in mirror on the side, it’s a simple feature that adds so much, like extra room in my clutch…lol. The verdict still stands, I highly recommend Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box to all my beauty junkies and newbies to makeup! It’s definitely an affordable service, just $22/month and as you can see it’s filled with quality products.

What’s your favorite product in this month’s Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box? Do you agree that it’s definitely all about the lips this month? Do you have a favorite lip shade for the holiday season?

Get connected with Lip Factory Inc….

  • For more information about how you can get your own Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box, check out their website.
  • Like Lip Factory Inc. on Facebook
  • Follow Lip Factory Inc. on Twitter
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Y’all know that I love makeup! So when I was offered the opportunity to check out the Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box, I just couldn’t refuse! I was shipped the October box and I received within three days of being contacted. *insert thumbs up here* Blame me for posting about it late but this week has been beyond hectic but I digress…the one highlight for sure, was my Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box.

What is Lip Factory Inc.?
Lip Factory Inc. isn’t just your typical monthly beauty box subscription service…each month around the 4th of each month Lip Factory Inc. ships 5 to 7 beauty products in its Beauty Kit to its subscribers. And “although your kit may include a full face of makeup products their focus is on your lips!” Hence the name Lip Factory Inc.! So each month you can expect to have various types lip products, like lip glosses, lip sticks, lip liners and lip therapy products, included in your kit each month. Lip Factory Inc.’s mission is to “help you look and feel beautiful as well as help you save money.” And let me just say I’m all for a company that wants to help me save money…being the frugal shopper that I am, lol. So how much is it right? For $22/month you can have the Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box shipped to your door. And yes, for the contents of this month’s box, it’s worth every penny!

Like I mentioned I received the Lip Factory Beauty Box within 3 days of being contacted…I was really impressed by how quickly it shipped. And the packaging was simple and chic, I loved it! Check out the goodies inside…

October Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box

October Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box

Palladio Beauty Baked Blush in Blushin'

Palladio Beauty Baked Blush in Blushin’

Michael Marcus Cake Eye Liner in Trashy

Michael Marcus Cake Eye Liner in Trashy

Michael Marcus Lip Gloss in Dazzling

Michael Marcus Lip Gloss in Dazzling

Dew Grape Seed Age Protecting Lip Gloss in Lay It Down Cab

Dew Grape Seed Age Protecting Lip Gloss in Lay It Down Cab

 

Befine Warming Clay Mask

Befine Warming Clay Mask

 

BONUS: JCat Lip Liner in Carmine

BONUS: JCat Lip Liner in Carmine

BONUS: Alcone Make-off Makeup Remover

BONUS: Alcone Make-off Makeup Remover

Impressed? Yes! I definitely was! The quick turn around on delivery, the packaging and of course the contents are amazing! I definitely give Lip Factory Inc. two thumbs up. And for just $22/month, you can’t beat it! If you are a makeup junkie like myself, interested in trying new makeup products or just a fan of the monthly subscription boxes then Lip Factory Inc. is for you!

Get connected with Lip Factory Inc….

  • For more information about how you can get your own Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box, check out their website.
  • Like Lip Factory Inc. on Facebook
  • Follow Lip Factory Inc. on Twitter

What do you think about the Lip Factory Inc. October Beauty Box? Are you familiar with Lip Factory Inc.? What’s your favorite monthly beauty subscription service?

The Pillow Box – October 2013

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The Pillow Box is back! Well at least it is for me…lol. I’ve been a bit out of the loop as I mentioned before but I’m so glad that I received this month’s Pillow Box from Our Shade of Brown (formerly My Shade of Brown for those of y’all savvy readers that are familiar with the Pillow Box posts). The name may be slightly different but Our Shade of Brown is still providing awesome premium sized sample products tailored to women of color all wrapped up inside the cute little Pillow Box to its subscribers each month. Check out this month’s box…

Dr. Miracle's Follicle Healer

Dr. Miracle’s Follicle Healer

The Naked Bee Hand Sanitizer

The Naked Bee Hand Sanitizer

Elegant  Minerals Foundation in Dark Honey

Elegant Minerals Foundation in Dark Honey

Pink Powder Parlor Lip Stick in Coral

Pink Powder Parlor Lip Stick in Coral

I personally think this box came right on time for the cooler Fall temps we’ve been having. I must say that my favorite item in this month’s box is the Pink Parlor Lip Stick…I’ve only swatched it but I think it compliments my skin tone beautifully. And I can’t wait to try the Dr. Miracle’s sample, I’ve tons of great things about their products recently.

Stay connected with Our Shade of Brown….

  • Like them on Facebook
  • Follow them on Twitter
  • And for details on how you can get your own Pillow Box check out their website.

Have you signed up for Our Shade of Brown yet? What subscription services are you signed up for? What is your fall/winter must have beauty item?

Midweek Mani: Mint Candy Sparkle

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a manicure post of any kind. Like I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been super busy and overwhelmed with life so polishing my nails hasn’t been on my to-do list for a while. But any who I managed to squeeze in some me time and treated myself to a self-mani.

This manicure was inspired by a picture I saw on Instagram and for the life of me I can not remember who posted it. All I can remember is that I thought it was super cute and I wanted to recreate it…

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What do you think? I’m kinda digging the color combo…especially how the glitter pops on the charcoal grey polish. What color are you rocking on your nails this week?

Julep in July

Wowzas! Julep is awesome! It’s only July 2nd and I’ve already received the my box for this month!

I signed up for Julep about two months ago…I posted about my first box here and this month’s box is my third one. I had every intention of sharing last month’s box, which was awesome btw,  but I’m sure I was super busy being a lazy bum while my kiddos were gone and completely let time pass me by. Sad I know, but I your girl was taking full advantage of my kid-free week…lol.

This month’s box wasn’t necessarily as great as the past two but it definitely wasn’t a total disappointment either. But of course, that is the chance you take with these monthly subscription services. Check out my Julep in July box and let me know what you think….

Julep in July

Julep in July

I absolutely love Julep Maven’s packaging…always super cute and neat!

The California Coast Collection

The California Coast Collection

Nadia

Nadia

Angela

Angela

Tracy

Tracy

Clearly from the pictures Angela and Tracy look almost identical but trust me they are not. Angela is a “spectrum of dark blue and green,” and Tracy is more of a sparkly blue. And when placed side by side you can totally see the difference. Then there’s Nadia, my fav, a yellowish goldish combo that I can’t wait to try! Like I said earlier, the Julep in July box was a big hit for me this month. My thoughts might change once I actually swatch the polishes though…

And Julep always adds a little something extra…

Green Tea Facial Blotting Papers

Green Tea Facial Blotting Papers

Despite not loving this month’s box, I am still a huge fan of Julep Maven and I still highly recommend giving them a try if you haven’t already. The best part…you can try them for FREE plus shipping! Sign up here and enter code FREEBOX! Trust me it’s totally worth it!

Which polish was your fav in the Julep in July box? Are you a Julep Maven? What monthly beauty subscriptions are you subscribed to?

The Pillow Box – June 2013

I was so excited when I saw the June Pillow Box in the mail earlier this week…I mentioned several times before how much I love My Shade of Brown’s Pillow Box beauty subscriptions. I’ve posted about it here, here and several other times…lol.

Like I mentioned the Pillow Box is a monthly beauty subscription but what makes them stand out is that the products included in this box are geared towards women of color. And being the frugalnista (made up word) that I am, I love that it’s totally affordable. For just $10 a month, you can have the My Shade of Brown Pillow Box delivered right to your door. Check out what came in this month’s box…

June Pillow Box

June Pillow Box

This month’s Pillow Box was somewhat different….it was filled with the complete sample sized set of Balanced Beauty Systems Botanical Skin Care line. It also came with a complete skin care routine guide including a day, night and weekly regimen.

Botanical Facial Cleanser

Botanical Facial Cleanser

Botanical Facial Toner

Botanical Facial Toner

From left to right: Microdermabrasion Cream, Replenish Moisture Cream and Light Moisture Cream

From left to right: Microdermabrasion Cream, Replenish Moisture Cream and Light Moisture Cream

Balanced Beauty Systems Botanical Skin Care line is sulfate free, paraben free and fragrance free, which is always a plus. I can’t wait to give these products a try!

Are you familiar with Balanced Beauty Systems? Have you signed up for the My Shade of Brown Pillow Box yet?

To find out more about My Shade of Brown and the Pillow Box subscription check out their website. And you can also follow them on , Twitter, Instagram and like them on FaceBook.

The Pillow Box – May 2013

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I hope that everyone had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! I know I did…I enjoyed great company and ate myself silly, lol. I even had a chance to play around with some of the goodies from the May Pillow Box, that actually received about two weeks ago. I’ve been so busy with the kiddos and their end of the school year stuff that I haven’t had a chance to share it with y’all.

If you’re not familiar with My Shade of Brown, it’s a monthly beauty subscription service with products geared towards women of color, I’ve posted about them before here and here. I absolutely love My Shade of Brown….it’s totally affordable! For just $10/month you can have the Pillow Box, filled fit beauty products and samples delivered right to your door. And trust me when I say the Pillow Box never seems to disappoint! Look at what came in this month’s box…

The May Pillow Box

The May Pillow Box

olive.milk.honey Beauty and Balance Bar

olive.milk.honey Brighten and Balance Bar

Soft Sheen Carson AMLA Legend Rejuvinating Oil Moisturizer

Soft Sheen Carson AMLA Legend Rejuvenating Oil Moisturizer

Nivea Q10 Advanced Wrinkle Reducer Night Creme

Nivea Q10 Advanced Wrinkle Reducer Night Creme

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous swatched.

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous swatched.

So what do you think about the May Pillow Box? I would have to say my favs are the olive.milk.honey Brighten and Balance Bar, which smells amazing and the Miz BelleZZa Color Stick.

To find out more about My Shade of Brown and the Pillow Box subscription check out their website. And you can also follow them on , Twitter, Instagram and like them on FaceBook.

What is your fav product from the May Pillow Box? What monthly beauty subscriptions to you use? Did you do anything exciting Memorial Day weekend?