Do you love beauty products? Do you love a deal? How about when you find the two together? The Holiday season is the best time to purchase some of your favorite beauty products. This is the time of the year when cosmetics companies bundle their products together into one box for a great deal!
Recently I purchased the Lorac Social Affair Lipstick and Happy Hour Hues Lip gloss set. If you follow my blog you know that I love Lorac products and their lipstick and lip gloss never fail. The lipstick set costs $36.00 for 5 lipsticks. The lip gloss set costs $25.00 for 5 lip glosses. The lipsticks retail for $17.00 each and the lip gloss retails for $16.00 so these sets are an amazing bargain for the quality of product you receive.
These sets each come with 5 colors that are very different from one another so you have the option to have a natural lip color or a bold one. As you can see from the swatches below the lip colors are so pretty and easy to use. Provocateur is pretty dark and may scare off even the most daring person but if that isn’t your color you can always mix it with another lipstick or add the Angel lip gloss on top to adjust the color accordingly. Any lipstick or lip gloss can be mixed to create a color that is perfect for you!
Lip Gloss Swatches Lipstick Swatches
Lorac lipsticks are one of my absolute favorite lipsticks on the market. The color payoff is amazing and you don’t have to keep reapplying throughout the day. Many times I use these on clients and they always ask what I used because it lasted so long. If worn alone the lip gloss can last longer than most lip glosses I’ve used but it will not last as long as the lipstick which is typical of lip gloss. I like to wear these two lip products together for that added shine and the longevity of the lipstick. So, if you have a certain someone who you need to get a gift for or if you just want to treat yourself these lipsticks will not let you down! These sets can be found at your local Kohls or Ulta stores.
The favorite part of my very cold, blustery winter day was when the UPS driver rang my doorbell and handed me my Allure Sample Society beauty box. Sure, I felt bad for him considering the temps are -20 with the windchill but there’s no better day to get a box full of beauty samples than a day when your stuck inside. I couldn’t wait to get that little red box opened and see what was in store for me this month.
Once I opened this beautiful box I was pleasantly surprised to see 6 items that I haven’t tried out yet. That’s a big deal for a self proclaimed makeup and skin care junkie like myself. What I really like about the Allure Sample Society beauty box is most of the samples they give you are higher end products and if you are anything like me, you want to sample something before you hand over the big bucks for it. Also, it comes with a really nice booklet that tells you what is in your box, how to use the product, what the product costs and what the editors at Allure liked about them.
I’m excited to try the skin care products but I’m not thrilled about the nail polish. Maybe it’s because I like to keep my fingernails neutral or because I am addicted to the gel nail polish if I paint my fingernails. Whatever the reason I could care less about the nail polish. I did try the Revlon Photoready Eye Art and it isn’t my favorite either. It left my eye feeling a little stiff. I think it dries to an almost crispy feeling. Definitely something I’ll be giving to my neighbors daughters to play with. So, that leaves me with 4 products I have yet to try. At $15.00 a month is it worth it? I’m not sure. Maybe not this month for me but it may be for you.
I can’t forget to mention that you get a $10.00 coupon emailed to you every month redeemable at beautybar.com. So, if there’s something in the box that you just can’t live without you can order it!