{BirchBox} for CEW Mass Appeal Box 2015

CEW 2015It’s hard to cut through the clutter in the drugstore beauty aisle—but that’s why we have the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards. Every year, over 6,000 industry pros come together and vote on the year’s best and brightest products. This exclusive Birchbox collection features drugstore-available honorees from the 2015 awards—you’ll get a luxurious overnight mask, a lip pencil that packs a wallop of creamy color, and more.

I am a huge fan of the limited edition CEW Mass Appeal box, its a box filled with products that fit into my budget. Plus I love that you can buy everything at your local drug store or mass market retailer, no need to stand in line at a fancy beauty counter. This years Mass Appeal box is a great mix of makeup and skin care products. A girl needs to have a healthy foundation to apply the makeup to, skin care is number one in my book. The box was filled with brands that I all ready knew and trusted, plus there were a few brands I have never tried before.

“Lady! What did you get in your 2015 CEW Mass Appeal Box?!”

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CEW Mass Appeal Box 2015:

Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands (Full size): This shea butter lip crayon offers creamy, matte color combined with nourishing moisture.
—————————->Sedona Sands is a really great neutral color that will compliment most skin tones. I love Burt’s Bees, however this product falls a little short, the color did not hold up to my daily coffee, thou it did leave my lips feeling nourished. I will probably buy the lip crayon in a different color, I like a little bit of color on my lips and not one that blends right in.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths: These mild, fragrance-free wipes remove dirt and makeup while maintaining skin’s healthy moisture balance.
—————————> Finally! a Wipe that doesn’t smell, I love me some cleansing cloths, however I do not like the scent they leave behind. This wipe leaves no scent or residue behind and that is an A+ in my beauty book.

Laneige Water Sleep Mask: This Korean cult fave works to hydrate and replenish skin overnight-so you can wake up to a soft, glowing complexion.
————————-> I gave this a whirl, however I am not sure it did anything while I slept. I woke up to the same old skin, there was no glowing in my bathroom mirror. The Koreans can keep it.

Olay Regenrist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Hydraswirl Eye Cream (Full size): This two part formula instantly brightens dark circles and hydrates skin for a firmer, smoother appearance.
—————————> I got this in a Target box earlier in the summer and it is amazing. I noticed a huge difference in my raccoon eyes. My dark circles have faded and my skin seems firmer.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara (Full size): This brilliant mascara wand is twisted to help pump up volume and reach even your tiniest lashes sans clumping.
————————-> The brush has a really weird shape and I found it a little difficult to use. Otherwise it did what it claimed sans clumps.

Simple Skincare Utra-Light Gel Moisturizer (Full size): This unique, ultra-light and fast absorbing gel leaves your skin with an immediate soft touch – the perfect base for your make-up!
———————–> I am totally into gel moisturizers right now and this one totally delivers.

This was a great box! As in 4 out of the 6 products featured in the box are full-sized products. The cost of the Mass appeal box is $15.00 plus shipping. I used 20 BirchBox points and paid $0.00 for the box, I love getting things for free. The Box is still for sale on the BirchBox site, so hop on over and get yourself one. https://www.birchbox.com/shop/cew-mass-2015

Birch Box is a beauty and lifestyle subscription box program that costs $10.00 per month. For every dollar you spend in the shop you can earn 1 point. 100 points will get you a free birch box or $10 towards a purchase in the shop at birchbox.com. I know you’ve got friends so why not refer those friends to Birch box and earn a few points for doing so. If you would like to learn more and get a Birch Box of your very own go to http://www.birchbox.com for more information.

***I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are my own***

{Walmart Beauty} Quarterly Beauty Box – Summer 2015

Summer 2015
“A defining line here. A splash of color there. Every woman has her own unique way of showing the beauty within her. At Walmart, you’ll discover the latest products and most trusted brands at our low prices. Every day.”

SUMMER! Has finally arrived and I could not be happier. Long sunny days are what I live for, throw in a lake and I am one very happy girl. If that lake has a beach and sea glass, I will probably just explode. Yes I know because that right there would just be a summer overload! Summers in Minnesota are short, but hey its why we chose the land of 10,000 lakes to be our home, there is nothing like a Minnesota summer.


Yes, by purchasing and reviewing this subscription I AmandaJean publicly admit that i shop at Walmart. You know you shop at Walmart to, you just don’t admit it. I like to do it late at night, there are less people and the staff seem more helpful. Not to mention the people watching in Walmart during the summer months is excellent, especially after bar close. Yes, sometimes I can’t sleep so I go grocery shopping at 1am.

Anyways! Back to the box, cause we know that’s why you are really here.



Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Complete Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo: nourishes the scalp deeply and is clinically proven to eliminate dandruff (no visible flakes with regular use), making it resilient to flakes all day long. Leaves hair strong and beautiful from root to tip.

Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash: features the vibrant and juicy scent of mandarin oranges. It is accented with tiare flower, a Tahitian gardenia. It has a creamy, sweet perfume that combines with the mandarin to create a lasting fragrance.

Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Creme: It is made with jojoba oil and vitamin E extracts that are designed to soothe and nourish your skin.

Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Lotion SPF 70:otion provides superior protection during even the most intense activities.

St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Scrub Green Tea: This blackhead fighting formula blends Green Tea with 100% Natural Exfoliants to unclog dirt and oil from pores, helping clear blackheads and calm redness.

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine: 3D shine effect, lips are soft and supple, and left feeling more moisturize.

One Direction Our Moment Eau de Parfum: Enjoy a fruity floral fragrance that reminds you of one of the world’s hottest boy bands with Our Moment by One Direction Eau de Parfum.

Good job Walmart! This box was actually pretty good, I was exposed to new products from brands I know and said hello to new brands I have yet to try. I can’t wait to see what the fall box has in it.

Do you want a $5.00 quarterly Walmart Beauty Box of your very own. Oh! Come on now, get over yourself and hop on over to https://beautybox.walmart.com. Your box is waiting for you and trust me you will not regret that you signed up! The box ships every three months and the next box will be winter.
***I was not compensated for this post. Reviews are my own.*****

{Target Beauty Box} Summer 2015

“Must-haves. Can’t-live-withouts. Obsessions. As purveyors of all-things beauty, we at Target Beauty like to keep a lookout for what’s new and now. We’ve put together a few of our faves – all in one convenient box for you to try for yourself. Test’em out and tell us what you think. And if you love them as much as we do, find full-size versions at target.com/beautybox.”


“What did you get in your Target Beauty Box?” Oh! I am so glad you asked, let’s find out!

Summer 2015:

Olay Regenerist Luminous HydraSwirl Eye Cream: Dual-swirl formula instantly brightens the eye area and reduces the appearance of dark circles.

Revlon HD Lipstick: High-definition lipstick delivers instant color in a wax-free gel.

SinfulColors Professional Nail Color: Vibrant nail color with a longwearing, chip-resistant formula and a professional finish.

Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads: Strengthens and nourishes while quickly removing nail polish.

Fekkai Professional Hair Care: Salon-quality, professional products designed for an indulgent experience.

The Target Beauty Box is not a subscription service, they are first come first served, if they are sold out then you my friends are out of luck. I just checked target.com and the summer 2015 box is out of stock. For $7 this box is a great deal, that is if you can get your hands on one, they always sellout like hotcakes. So don’t sit on the beauty fence when you see them, just throw it in your virtual cart and call it a day!

***I was no compensated for my post. Opinions are my own***

{Ipsy} Swim into Beauty – June 2015

Hold your breath and get ready to dive in, live deep, and make some waves.

Swim into beauty is an interesting theme for the month of June. I happen to shudder at the thought of jumping into a pool with a full face of makeup, mainly because I fear the mascara streaks. But then there are the adventures types who just don’t give a damn and leap in with both feet. Those girls are my heroes!

For me summer beauty is simple and I do not want to be weighed down by products. Sunscreen is my mainstay, along with my hair in a bun, and a skirt or dress. I want to be cool, protected, and beautiful. Even while sporting my tankini pool side with a beverage in hand. As a Minnesota girl, I soak in every possible drop of summer, because in a few short months it will be gone and I will be wearing a coat.

“So what did you get in your glam bag?!” Lets unzip it and find out!


Swim into Beauty:

J. Cat Beauty Liptitude Hydrating Lip Stain: Highly pigmented, hydrating, semi-matte lip stain. A delightfully creamy and lightweight stain for any occasion. Silky, smooth and packed with Vitamin E and plants extract, this stain is your go-to glam tool for sexy. Liptitude will last 24/7 and give you some serious ATTITUDE.

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer: Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea.

BioRepublic SkinCare Sheet Mask Trio: Each BioRepublic sheet mask offers a targeted 15-minute solution guaranteed to help you navigate even your most treacherous skin dilemmas. Packing over half a bottle of potent serum in every mask and loaded with active botanicals, these express facial treatments deliver the vital hydration and nutrients your skin needs to maintain its natural glow.

NYC New York Color Liquid Eyeliner: This long lasting, rich and creamy formula dries fast and stays put. This tapered natural brush gives you the control you need to create a precise and dramatic line.

tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon: This amazing 12 hour eye shadow has customizable color that you can build from a subtle wash to intense vibrancy. It’s also super blendable with a crease free, smooth finish.

I am in a hit or miss relationship with Ipsy at the moment, we are on a low right now, but I just know that one of these days they are going to wow me. Or at least I hope they attempt to wow me again.

Do you want an Ipsy Glam Bag of your very own? Well then, for $10 a month (shipping is free) you will receive a Glam Bag filled with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. If you want a bag of your very own or more information please visit http://www.ipsy.com/r/1w1i Trust me you will be glad you did!

***I was no compensated for my post. Opinions are my own***

{BirchBox} The Tig – June 2015

June 2015
“THE TIG: GUEST EDITOR BOX: Curated by actress Meghan Markle, founder of The Tig lifestyle blog, this box is brimming with A-list must-haves for all your summer escapades.”

I am loving Birchbox’s guest editor collaborations and sample choice. One can chose either a sample or the guest editor box. For the month of June I went with the guest editor box because, it includes a Davines product that I had never tried before. Meghan founder of The Tig lifestyle blog selected products that would be essential for a summer escape and I could not be happier with her selections.
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Summer for me means playing in the sprinkler with my niece, farmers markets, and unexpected road trips. I am a weekend warrior who tries to squeeze a lifetime of memories into just two days. Whether its outings with Jay, drinks on the patio with friends, or collecting shells on the beach with Sophia, I let every drop of sweet summer soak in. My beauty routine usually falls to the back seat and sunscreen and a good BB cream are my trusty weapons. My hair its to frizzy to tame so a bun is my go to style along with a cute dress or skirt. This girl rarely does shorts and I am perfectly ok with that, just as long as my pasty legs see the sun.

“So what did you get in your June Birchbox!?”

The Tig

Davines SU Hair & Body Wash: This rich gel cleanses head to toe, hydrating skin and preventing sun damage to strands.
————————–> This, this right here is my new go to body wash. It literally smells like a bomb pop or like summer in a bottle. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and fresh. After the first use I instantly ordered the full-sized product from BirchBox.com, yes it is just that darn amazing!

Harvey Prince – Hello Body Cream: infused with summery citrus and floral notes, this hydrator leaves your skin feeling soft and lightly scented.
————————-> This is a good summer scent, it is very light and it has a hint of lemon.

Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow: this multitasker, rich in antioxidants, covers imperfections, evens tone and calms skin.
———————> I am certain this must be a great product otherwise Meghan wouldn’t have picked it for her box. The shade I received is just to dark for my skin tone.

Oribe Cote d’Azur Eau de Parfum: reminiscent of the fragrant breezes of the French Riviera.

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-minute peel: this acid-free peel gently exfoliates for instantly smoother, softer, and brighter skin.
————————> This was my sample choice product for May, so I now have two of these bad boys. I have seen it in previous sneak peeks and it left me intrigued and I knew that i needed it in my life. I have yet to try it thou, it is giving me the sad eyes from the bathroom sink. I keep telling it when I have time, its you and me peel, its you and me.

This was a great box and all of the products complimented each other. I loved that there was a good mix of skin care and body products. Everyone can use a travel size lotion and not to mention the Davines sample is like a giant not your normal BirchBox sized sample. I hope all of you loved your box as much as I loved mine.

Birch Box is a beauty and lifestyle subscription box program that costs $10.00 per month. For every dollar you spend in the shop you can earn 1 point. 100 points will get you a free birch box or $10 towards a purchase in the shop at birchbox.com. I know you’ve got friends so why not refer those friends to Birch box and earn a few points for doing so. If you would like to learn more and get a Birch Box of your very own go to http://www.birchbox.com for more information.

***I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are my own***