Fall fabulousness with the FabFitFun Fall 2014 Subscription Box

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My last FabFitFun Subscription Box was the Spring 2014 one, and it was a doozy.  I had pretty high hopes for the Fall 2014 box, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint!

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The box is sent out four times per year and the cost is $49.95. This is a box full of treats, not tricks, that is exactly what you need to pamper yourself a little.  It’s chock full of fashion, fitness, and beauty items, and every box is worth over $200.  The box for Fall 2014 is worth a whopping $232.42.  Amazing!

A nice little treat.

A nice little treat.

There are two food items that are ‘just for a taste’ – Mary’s Gone Crackers and one Numi Organic Tea.   Makes for a nice, quick time out from rushing around.  Everything else is full size.

Beauty for Real True Color Lip Cream in Always There

Beauty for Real True Color Lip Cream in Always There

There is one cosmetics item, the Beauty for Real True Color Lip Cream in “Always There” ($22), a creamy long-lasting lippie in a fabulous deep berry fall shade.

LaNatura Body Butter, Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster, The Honest Co. Hydrating Shea Butter Cleansing Bar

LaNatura Body Butter, Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster, The Honest Co. Hydrating Shea Butter Cleansing Bar

Body products include LaNatura Body Butter ($18), a shea butter based moisturizer that smells of pomegranate; Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster ($56), which is a hyaluronic based moisturizer to attack fine lines; and The Honest Co. Hydrating Shea Butter Cleansing Bar ($4.95), made with coconut, olive, and argan oils for super soft skin.  Everything you need to banish the winter flakies!

Gramr Gratitude Co Thank You Card Set, Sealing Wax, and Wax Press

Gramr Gratitude Co Thank You Card Set, Sealing Wax, and Wax Press

Always say thank you!

Always say thank you!

The Gramr Gratitude Co. Thank You Card Set, Sealing Wax, and Wax Press ($43) is really, really cool.  I am a big believer in written thank you’s, and this set takes it to the next level.  There are gorgeous cards, and actually sealing them with wax?  Fantastic.  There is so much wax I am sure there’s enough for holiday cards, too.

Jessie Steele Apron, CHI 44 Iron Guard, Great Soles Pink Ribbon Ballet Barre Ped

Jessie Steele Apron, CHI 44 Iron Guard, Great Soles Pink Ribbon Ballet Barre Ped

With all the holiday baking just around the corner, I definitely appreciate the Jessie Steele Apron ($32).  This vintage-inspired polka dot apron is beyond adorable.  I think I am going to wear it whether I cook or not!  I have used the CHI 44 Iron Guard ($14.50) for a long time now.  It is wonderful for flat ironed, curling ironed, or hot rollered hair.  It leaves my hair protected but not weighed down, and it doesn’t build up and flake like other hair guards I have tried.  I am completely in love with the Great Soles Pink Ribbon Ballet Ped Socks ($12).  While I am not exactly doing ballet, I do yoga and these are fantastic.  No more slipping and sliding in class!

Also included in the FabFitFun Fall 2014 Subscription Box is a FitFusion 3-Month Digital Subscription ($29.97) featuring Jillian Michaels.  Here’s a secret:  the fitness videos can be streamed from an iPhone, iPad, laptop, TV, Chromecast, or Apple TV, so I plan to fit in a workout on my lunch hour at work.  Do you think I’ll look like Jillian at the end of 3 months?  My husband is hoping so…now that would be a Christmas miracle.

Look, you work really hard.  Why not treat yourself to this subscription box?  Each one is worth at least four times the price you pay, and anything you don’t need is a great regiftable product.

Remember, the Fall 2014 Box is limited edition, so pick one up for yourself before they sell out! We hope you will use the Beauty Info Zone affiliate link, which is here:  FabFitFun

Get this treat of a subscription box for yourself before they are all sold out!  – Lisa

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Wantable October Accessories Subscription Box

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This month’s Wantable Accessories Subscription Box has some wonderfully bold selections!  Not only are there great pieces with mixed metals and natural stones, there’s also an item that I am proud to wear because it supports childhood cancer research.

Headbands of Hope Everest Headband

Headbands of Hope Everest Headband

Wearing my Headbands of Hope headband

Wearing my Headbands of Hope headband

Headbands of Hope Everest Headband (retail value $14.85):  This is a very cool fabric stretchy headband that can be worn so many ways.  It works as a classic headband or as more of a headcover.  The best thing about it?  For every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to childhood cancer research.

Ayla Earrings

Ayla Earrings

Ayla Earrings

Ayla Earrings

Ayla Earring (retail value $17):  aren’t these awesome?  No one can really tell they are rock goddess skulls unless up close.  These are perfect with a classic, sedate outfit for a subtle rebel touch.

Nicolette Necklace

Nicolette Necklace

Nicolette Necklace (retail value $24):  This is a long double-chained statement necklace with distressed metal, amber stones, and a fringe of chains.  I wear this with a dark solid colored top and play up with the necklace shades in my makeup.

Cate & Chloe Savannah Bar Earrings

Cate & Chloe Savannah Bar Earrings

Savannah Bar Earrings

Savannah Bar Earrings

Cate & Chloe Savannah Bar Earrings (retail value $54):  Yes.  These earrings alone are worth almost $15 more than the price of the box.  I have long dark hair, so these silver bar earrings are exactly what I need.  They show up when my hair is down, and are so elegant with an updo.  Gorgeous.

All together, my box has a retail value of $109.85.  I swear, every month is better and better.  I can’t wait to see what next month brings!  – Lisa

**box received for review; affiliate link to help us earn credit off our future boxes.

October’s Ipsy subscription holds no tricks, only treats

IPSY is one of the most fun subscriptions you can buy. At $10 a month you totally get your money’s worth every single month. I’ve already used 2 of the 5 items in my box and I’ve only had it a few days. The bags seem to have a variety of items in them and they choose certain ones to put in everyone’s makeup bag.

IPSY official site picture for October

IPSY official site picture for October

For October the theme is Beauty Candy but I don’t know why. My package reminds me nothing of beauty candy but I still like it and feel my $10 was well spent.

My October products from IPSY

My October products from IPSY

What do we have here? Hand cream, hair balm, mascara, mini lipgloss and facial wipes are the treasures that came in a quilted plastic makeup bag in a beautiful teal shade.

FIGS & ROUGE SHEA BUTTER HAND CREAM was in each bag. The scents were Mango Mandarin or Rose Berry. Mine is the Rose Berry and will end up in a package to one of our readers since I understand it’s strongly scented and I don’t do fragrance well. The reviews on this hand cream are good though so I’m sure it will be well appreciated.

Some bags included this mini Starlooks gloss in the shade Guilty Pleasure. I’m a fan of Starlooks and this pretty color is already in my purse so that when I’m finally out and about I’ll have it with me. Starlooks glosses aren’t fragranced (yea!!) and they are nicely moisturizing without being too sticky.

Figs & Rouge Shea Butter hand cream and Starlooks lip gloss

Figs & Rouge Shea Butter hand cream and Starlooks lip gloss

NYC BIG BOLD CURL MASCARA is the other cosmetic item in my bag. I haven’t used it but IPSY tells me it’s “designed with our oversized brush to provide 12X more volume and 99% more curl in one just one swipe. The Lash Expand technology delivers quick dry volume to keep lashes flexible and comfortable for all day wear.” It’s always nice to try a new mascara!

NYC BIG BOLD CURL MASCARA

NYC BIG BOLD CURL MASCARA

The timing of my package was great because I can finally stand using my walker and I was so ready to wash my hair in the kitchen sink (I still can’t get upstairs). It wasn’t hard to have my husband find my shampoo and conditioner since those were in the shower but it was hard to tell him what product I wanted to put in my hair after it was washed. I have a (ahem) few items on the vanity. Along came IPSY and this ECRU PROTEIN BB CREAM. I have this in the full size and I love using it, as a matter of fact it was next on my list to review before my accident. My first official home hair session used ECRU and this ACACIA BB CREAM! It’s great to control frizz and flyaways.

ECRU Acacia Protein BB Cream

ECRU Acacia Protein BB Cream

ECRU Acacia Protein BB Cream

ECRU Acacia Protein BB Cream

Last but not least is the item I used the first night this came, SKYN ICELAND GLACIAL CLEANING CLOTHS. I’ve been very reliant on cleaning cloths the last two months so I was thrilled to have this package of 10. Normally I’d save it for travel but it’s being used right now. These are foaming and even though they say you don’t need to wash them off I have used a wet wash cloth on my face after to make sure there’s no residue. There are infused with Icelandic glacial waters and beneficial natural extracts. A great find in my package.

SKYN ICELAND GLACIAL CLEANING CLOTHS

SKYN ICELAND GLACIAL CLEANING CLOTHS

SKYN ICELAND GLACIAL CLEANING CLOTHS

SKYN ICELAND GLACIAL CLEANING CLOTHS

I’m thrilled with this group of products this month. All but one will be used by me so this was money well spent.

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If you are in the mood for a wonderful subscription then take advantage of IPSY and sign up to receive them. My affiliate link is on this post to earn points towards extra products.  Is this your idea of Beauty Candy? — Marcia

Wantable Cosmetic subscription for 10/14 – another winner

I’ve been a Wantable subscriber since I first learned about it shortly after they opened their website. I’ve been lucky enough to get some boxes for review but even when I don’t, like today’s box, I’ve kept my subscription up since the $36 a month that I pay for a box always contains more than my money’s worth.

Wantable Cosmetics October 2014

Wantable Cosmetics October 2014

What I love best about Wantable’s subscription is that it’s 100% cosmetics. I don’t have to worry about receiving more skin products, hair products or bath/body. It’s not that I don’t like and appreciate those items, I do, but I love cosmetics and that’s where my main interest is. Whenever I open a subscription box my excitement is really for the cosmetics within. With Wantable you get to customize via your profile. My profile says that I love eyeshadow, eyeliner, nail polish and tools; that I like complexion products, brows, lash products, blush, lip color; and that I don’t want highlighter or bronzer. For October I received 1 Love item and the rest from my Like list. Let’s check these out.

opening my Wantable cosmetic box

opening my Wantable cosmetic box

Inside are 5 full size items. Wantable is only going to send full size! I was excited to see that my box carried Vincent Longo, Ofra, Chella, and Liberty Republic. These are all name brands that I’ve bought or definitely would buy.

Wantable goodies

Wantable goodies

LIBERTY REPUBLIC is a nail polish brand created by Jordan Liberty. The new collection, placed in the October boxes, is the Welcome to the Darkside collection. Interestingly enough my shade is a light one rather than a dark shade. There are 6 shades in this exclusive to Wantable collection and they are said to use a technique that helps it last for 7-14 days. I’m excited about being able to wear this beautiful peach shade, Aura. ($14)  I don’t have nail wheels available right now and the swatch on paper didn’t look good but trust me, this is pretty.

Liberty Republic Spellbound polish in Aura

Liberty Republic Spellbound polish in Aura

The item that stood out the most in this month’s box is a BB Cream from OFRA ($40), this is a huge tube at 2 oz. I received this in Light. Light is a good description for this since it’s not Fair enough for me and it is on the yellow side. I’ll be able to wear this if mixed with a little of my Face Atelier Zero foundation but for now it’s not quite right. The ingredients in this BB Cream are great for skin (aloe vera, vitamin E and C, avocado oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, chamomile extract and shea butter). There’s flower extract to reduce bacteria and prevent breakouts. I’ve been wanting to explore more OFRA though and this is a good way to do it.

OFRA BB CREAM

OFRA BB CREAM

OFRA BB CREAM in Light

OFRA BB CREAM in Light

OFRA BB CREAM in light

OFRA BB CREAM in light

VINCENT LONGO does double duty in my subscription box. First is the VOLUME PLUS MASCARA ($25) which I’m looking forward to using. My mascara dried up when I was hospitalized so having this is an exciting option for me.

Vincent Longo Volume Plus Mascara

Vincent Longo Volume Plus Mascara

One of the top sellers for Vincent Longo is their Lip and Cheek Stain ($24) and this month I received it in Angel’s Touch. This is more of a berry stain than I’d expect an angel to impart. The color is intense when first applied so you need to pat it to make it appear more like a stain and to set the product. Directions say to make sure your cheeks are well hydrated; begin at the apple of your cheeks and dab 2-3 dots on with the doe foot applicator. Immediately blend them outward and upward toward the temple. Add more as needed. This new gel formula is gluten free and paraban free.

Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Stain in Angel's Touch

Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Stain in Angel’s Touch

The last product but the first I used is CHELLA EYEBROW COLOR in Luscious Light Brown ($18). When I returned home from my many weeks away the hair on my face had exploded. I was able to get to a beauty salon and while there had my brows waxed. They look good but certain areas are more sparse than I like. This Chella Eyebrow Color looks good, is easy to apply and needs no sharpening. Sending my husband on wild goose chases to find all my items is frustrating for us both. This solves one of those problems.

Chella Eyebrow Color

Chella Eyebrow Color

Chella Eyebrow Color in light brown

Chella Eyebrow Color in light brown

My Wantable subscription has $121 worth of product in it. This is probably the highest value yet. These are all products I’ll use even though I’ll have to adapt the Ofra BB shade so it makes the box even more valuable. Wantable made a welcome package to open upon my return and I know I’ll be welcoming them more as the months go by. — Marcia

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Wantable October Intimates Subcription Box

Wantable continues to impress me with their Intimates Subscription Box.  The box they sent me this month has a great selection of five different pieces that are sweet, cozy, and perfect for transitioning into fall.

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The Intimates box was so small on the outside – it was actually about half the size I typically expect from Wantable, so it was like a Christmas miracle when all these goodies popped out.

My October Wantable Intimates box

My October Wantable Intimates box

1.  Ozone Socks Checkerboard Knee Socks (retail value $20)  Wantable has updated their preference quiz, so I was able to specify long knee socks and no short socks.  These stylish socks are extremely comfy and they stay put – one of my sock requirements!

Ozone Checkerboard Knee Socks

Ozone Checkerboard Knee Socks

2.  NikiBiki Cami in Cobalt (retail value $18)  This jersey cami is actually like shapewear, holding in that muffin top.  It’s a great fall color and is fab under a coordinating plaid flannel shirt.

NikiBiki Cami in Cobalt

NikiBiki Cami in Cobalt

3.  Rene Rofe Read Between the Lines Boyshort (retail value $12):  This is my second pair of Rene Rofe undies and I am a big fan.  These are called boyshorts, but they are actually more of a hipster, which I prefer.  And look at that gorgeous lace detail!!  These are functional drawers that are also fashionable and just sexy enough.

Rene Rofe Read Between the Lines Boyshort

Rene Rofe Read Between the Lines Boyshort

Gorgeous detailing!

Gorgeous detailing!

4.  Coobie Soft Bra (retail value $20):  Thank goodness the pads are removable…otherwise this wouldn’t fit!  Once the pads are removed I love this seamless, hookless, claspless bra.  It’s great for nighttime.

Coobie Soft Bra in peach

Coobie Soft Bra in peach

5.  Bootights (retail value $32):  One word:  GENIUS.  These gorgeous patterned tights have an attached mid-calf sock, which means I can wear my higher boots without worrying about runs or snags.  LOVE!!

Bootights - genius!

Bootights – genius!

My Bootights

My Bootights

Bootights up close

Bootights up close

Have you been calculating whilst reading?  My Intimate’s box retail value for October is $102.  Unbelievable.  It just keeps getting better and better.

Get yourself some beautiful new things and subscribe to the Wantable Intimates Box today!  – Lisa

*box received for review; affiliate link to help us earn credit off our future boxes.

Great goodies from October’s Glossybox

Glossybox

Glossybox

I’m guessing that we all love surprises although there are a variety of surprises we could have in our life. Some aren’t so great (falling and being out of commission for months) and some are wonderful (finding about a new baby or marriage) while others are surprises that come because we want them. Glossybox sent their latest surprise box and this qualifies to be in my third category – surprises because we /want them.

October’s Glossybox is a welcome surprise for me and added some needed fun to my life. While I haven’t had a chance to use them all, I think this box is loaded with products that are going to be well loved for me.

Contents of the October Glossybox

Contents of the October Glossybox

I was especially thrilled when I opened the pink box to see some familiar packaging – TARTE!  One of my favorite brands and definitely one of my favorite products: POWER PIGMENT in Flush. I’ve raved constantly about these lip crayons so it’s no surprise to hear me rave again. Flush is a sheer berry hue that will suit most complexions. This is a matte lip but it doesn’t feel or look that matte to me. I find the Power Pigments to be comfortable on my lips. They are easy to use, easy to wear, and beautiful. With Flush you can create a stained effect by just dabbing it with your finger. If you don’t have any of these Tarte Lip Crayons or don’t have Flush then this $24 pays for the cost of the box. The rest is just gravy!

Tarte Power Pigment lip crayon

Tarte Power Pigment lip crayon

Tarte Power Pigment lip crayon in Flush

Tarte Power Pigment lip crayon in Flush

The next product I pulled out of the box is from NAILS INC. I have always enjoyed the polishes that I’ve bought from Nails Inc. and this is new to me: Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat ($10). What’s great about owning a matte top coat is that you can get double wear out of your polishes. Do your manicure with a glossy top coat, wear it a few days, then apply this matte top coat and change up your look in an instant. Another thing I’ve been seeing a lot is people that apply the matte polish/top coat on their full nail and then doing a “french” tip in a shiny top coat.

Nails Inc Matte Top Coat

Nails Inc Matte Top Coat

You can’t miss the biggest product in the box PROGANIX VOLUME ROOT BOOST FINISH + BODY BUILDER ($11.99, 5.1 FL OZ). Proganix has gone through some name changes in the last year so you might be more familiar with their original name of Organix. Same great line, just a new name. The Volume Root Boost is to help give you not just bigger hair but it adds volume and body. It contains soy protein and caffeine to walk up your style. It’s a great shine booster too.

Proganix Volume Root Boost Finish + Body Builder

Proganix Volume Root Boost Finish + Body Builder

Next is pampering time and boy do I need that. SESHA BOTANICAL HYDRO MASK ($9 each) is a full sheet facial mask that is great for calming down your skin. It contains cucumber, green tea and marigold which are known for anti-inflammatory benefits. Give yourself 15-30 minutes of relaxation with this mask on and you’ll be glowing after.

SESHA Botanical Hydro Mask

SESHA Botanical Hydro Mask

SESHA Botanical Hydro Mask

SESHA Botanical Hydro Mask

For all you fragrance lovers out there Glossybox has included one of the prettiest minis I’ve seen in a long time. The fragrance is VINCE CAMUTO AMORE EAU DE PARFUM and this is a limited edition. According to Glossybox this stars “ephemeral scent of fresh-cut flowers and fragrant fruits atop a base of comforting cashmere, rich amber and earthy sandalwood”. The fragrance is a sensual one. The mini bottle is a beautiful addition to your fragrance wardrobe.

Vince Camuto AMORE eau de parfum

Vince Camuto AMORE eau de parfum

Vince Camuto AMORE eau de parfum

Vince Camuto AMORE eau de parfum

Lately Glossybox has been adding in some bonuses and this month is no different. My box contained a $40 gift car to HELLO FRESH which is a food service. You go to their website at hellofresh.com, pick out recipes you want to try from their weekly menus, and order the pre-measured ingredients to create the recipe fresh at home. They deliver nationwide and have veggie boxes as well as ones with meat products. It’s an interesting concept and a nice way to try it out for free.

Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh

This October Glossybox is still available as of this writing and it’s a great deal. You pay $21 per month and get all these goodies along with free shipping. Right now they have a bonus for new subscribers, Glamglow Tinglexfoliat Treatment Deluxe sample with the code GLAM. Order this box ($60 value, for $21) at Glossybox.com. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

Happy birthday Glossybox! August 2014 Glossybox review

Happy birthday and happy third anniversary, Glossybox!  I can’t believe it’s been that long.  Glossybox has mastered the art of delivering full and sample-sized surprise collections of goodies from unique and interesting lines.  $21 a month is a wonderfully affordable way to treat yourself, especially when the value is always well over that – the retail value of the Glossybox they sent us for August is $64.

Happy birthday or happy anniversary?  I guess it's both!  August 2014 Glossybox

Happy birthday or happy anniversary? I guess it’s both! August 2014 Glossybox

a peek inside August 2014 Glossybox

a peek inside August 2014 Glossybox

The August box has four sample sized products and two full-sized products.

deluxe sample of Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream

deluxe sample of Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream

Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream (deluxe sample, retail value $17)  This is the first I’ve heard of this line, and this moisturizer sounds intriguing.  Ginseng has wound healing properties, collagen supports elasticity, avocado is an emollient and a terrific antioxidant, and wheat germ and sesame oils are great emollients.

deluxe samples of Uberliss Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

deluxe samples of Uberliss Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

Uberliss Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner (deluxe samples, combined retail value $8) These two hair care products should be extremely hydrating for hair with ingredients like royal jelly and keratin – plus these are sulfate-free.  I am excited to try them out, and they are the perfect size for my upcoming trip out of town.

Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner (mini size, retail value $8)  I absolutely adore my Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, so I literally squealed when I saw this cute mini liquid liner.  I find Skinny Mini is a softer black than the Eye Do Liner, so it’s great to have the choice of dark black or charcoal black.  The applicator is the same, though, and this is and incredibly easy liquid liner to apply.

SpaRitual Nail Polish

SpaRitual Nail Polish

SpaRitual Nail Polish

SpaRitual Nail Polish

SpaRitual Nail Polish (full size, retails for $12)  Each box has a different shade, and I got Uncharted, a fuchsia shimmer.  This is a pretty, perky pink that is total fun.  I love pink shades so it’s perfect for me.

Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere

Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere

Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere swatched

Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere swatched

Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere (full size, retail value $18.95)  What a gorgeous, glowy cream highlighter – I love this!  It’s a small jar, but it’s so concentrated it will last forever.  The jar was created specially for Glossybox’s third anniversary, and it’s worth the price of the box all by itself.  A little Cashmere tapped onto cheekbones gives a perfect amount of glow.

For me, the stand out items are the Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner and the Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere.  However, everything in the August box is going to get play from me!  If you are considering subscribing, I have some codes for extra goodies for you.  Happy birthday and happy anniversary, Glossybox!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

GLOSSYBDAY will get you 20% off a monthly beauty box (through 10/21).  MAGIC will get you a full size Eyeko Black Magic Mascara with your first Glossybox (through 9/26).  HIPGLOSSY will get you a free Boscia BB Cream with any new subscription (through 9/30).