Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lise Watier 24 hour Glam Mascara Review

I got this product in my February Luxe Box as part of the Flare special edition box.  I have always been on the hunt for the perfect mascara.  I just have two simple requirements.  One, that they don't smudge or "raccoon" after 10 hours.  Two, that they are easy to remove.  There's nothing more irritating that thinking that you've got it all off, going to bed and waking up the next morning with lovely rings of black around your eyes.  Heck, with my under eye circle problems, I don't need to add to it!  Oh, and heads up, freaky close up eye shots ahead!  

I've been testing out this product all week and so far, here are my impressions....

I liked the brush.  A lot.  It's a rubber applicator with short spiky bristles that are evenly spaces.  The formula of the mascara is a little on the creamy side.  I found that it was a little hard to apply and didn't really spread or build easily.  
This mascara wasn't easily buildable.  It definitely clumps upon the third application.  But you'll need about that many layers in order to even achieve the look that I got. But as you can you see, there isn't much of a difference between the before and after.  This mascara did make a difference on my lower lashes, but then again, so would any mascara.

No Mascara

With Lise Watier 25 Hour Glam Mascara

Staying Power - It was okay.  Some days were better than others, even though I didn't do anything different.  Less applications = less smudging.  BUT less applications = less effect.   Not cool.

Ease of Removal - two words - AW-FUL!!!!!  It was flaky and got all over your face.  Lots of rubbing needed, which is really strange because normally, I'll put my remover on my cotton pad and place it over my eyes for about 10-15 seconds and swipe.  Most mascaras will start coming off and I'll probably need about two - three more swipes to get everything off.  Oh gosh, this mascara needed lots of swipes to get it all off.  I was constantly scared of rubbing my eye area raw.  

Overall, I didn't find this mascara to be anything special.  At $22 a pop, I'll have decline at purchasing the full sized product.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March LuxeBox

This month's LuxeBox by Loosebutton is their Anniversary box!  How exciting! I hope that it's chock full of goodies!  

I have to admit that Luxebox and I did not start off on the right foot.  I saw that everyone had started receiving their boxes and I hadn't even received a tracking number.  Now, I live in the Prairies and I believe that starting last month, they said that they wanted to start far west and far east with the shipping and start working inwards.  So, it stands to reason that I probably should have gotten mine before those in TO got theirs.  Not so much.

CARGO - Glitter Top Coat liner (Full size - $18 - 0.095 floz)
Sample Size : Full size.  I was lucky enough to be able to sign up for a "First in Line" product.  I choose the Cargo Glitter Top Coat liner, just because I have a lot of shadows and I believe that the other product was a hair product?  I can't quite remember.  This is the ultimate day to night transformer.  With one sweep of the brush, go from work to party.  The clear liner is infused with coloured iridescent glitter which can be worn alone or on top of any waterproof eyeliner or eye shadow.  I swatched it but it was extremely hard to pick up the glitter on camera. I must admit, glitter really isn't my thing anymore, but this is really pretty.  The glitter is quite fine and just catches the light.

J.R Watkins - Hand and Body Lotion (Full size - $10 - 325 ml)
Sample Size : 29 ml ($0.89).  The scent is lavender, which i absolutely LOVE. My favourite hand lotion is the Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Therapy in Lavender.  This rich formula provide deep, long lasting moisture that leaves your skin naturally smooth, soft and nourished.  Their formula is organic and contains more than 10 natural oils and extracts to protect and pamper.  I find that the lotion is a little greasy.  I have very dry skin, so usually lotions get absorbed quite quickly and I normally have to keep reapplying until that dry feeling goes away.  The lavender smell is quite the natural lavender fresh cut lavender.  Also included was a $1.00 off any J.R. Watkins Hand and Body Lotion coupon at Shopper's Drug Mart.

LooseButton - MyScent
Once again, a bunch of little perfume samples that are about the size of the ones that you would get from the perfume counters.  One thing that I do have to say is that at least these scents are a little "newer".  I received three in my box this month : CK one Shock for Her, Vera Wang Lovestruck, and Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola!  As much as I think that this is a great way to experience perfumes without having purchase the real full size deal, I think that it's a bit of a "filler" because I could easily get these from the counters at my local Bay for example.

Cargo - Eye Shadow Single (Full Size - $16 - ?)
 Sample Size: Full Size, I think ($16). Good thing I chose the liner as my first in line product because I ended up being lucky enough to receive the Cargo Eye shadow also!  On my description card, it says that this is a single, but I think that it's a duo because there are two colours and it's the same size as the one that I received in my March Top Box.  The pink shade is quite similar to the one that I received in my March Top Box, perhaps a little darker.  I wouldn't use it as a highlighter like I could with the Top Box one.  The brown shade is a light to medium brown shade. I'd think that it's either a creasing or outer eye shader type of shadow. Both have gold shimmer, which makes it quite pretty.

Last but not least, Loosebutton, in celebration of their anniversary included a little card that you can plant! How cute!  I'm not really a green thumb kind of person, so I think that I'm going to give this away to my mom who will raise those little seeds in beautiful flowers.

Overall, I really like this month's box.  I really do, perfume samples and all.

Rating: 4 out of 5 (yes!  I know!!)
Total Cost of this month's box : $34.89.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser Review

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE <3 cleansers.  Oh man, I can't get enough of them.  I just can't.  I have a whole shelf in my linen closet dedicated to them.  I try and get my husband to use them, but to no avail.  I guess that it's a good thing anyways because it just means more for me!  My favourite for a long time now is the H2O+ Sea Clear Mattifying Cleansing Mousse.  But I ran out.  As I only head out to Vancouver once every two years or so, I try and stock up, but I also know that it's not a good thing that have many bottles of this stuff just sitting there because it kind of separates and it's not cool looking at it and knowing that you're about to put this on your skin.  So, usually, I'll purchase two or three bottles and I'll be done before I can get myself to Van again.  Anyways, so, in between, I get to try many, many, many different cleansers. Usually, I'll pick them up at my local Sephora, or if I'm feeling a little hoity toity and want to pick up some CD or Lancome, I'll head to the Bay.  Speaking of which, when did their shoe department turn fantastic????  Last time I was there, I walked out with three pairs of boots.  Another place to add to my list of bad places to go if you're trying to save money.  My last cleanser purchase from Sephora was a two-pack of the Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser.  It was such a great deal, and I've been wanting to try this one for a while, so being the "I want the best bang for my buck" type of gal, I grabbed it.  I mean, I have enough girlfriends who would be willing to take it off my hands if I didn't like it or if I reacted to it.

I believe, when I purchased it, it was two bottles for $30?  Sorry, I wasn't planning on doing a review, so I can't remember. If I stop by a Sephora, I'll make sure I pop in and get the price (if there's any left - I think that they were a limited time type of thing) I'll put the edit in.

There's a really weird smell to it.  It foams quite nicely, but not sure if it's enough for my taste.  I like one pump to fill my palm.  Okay, that totally came out wrong, but I'm sure that you get my drift.  The smell was all weird.  Like it's trying to be floral but it was a little stale.  Stale stank.  Or stale floral.  I'm quite sensitive to smells, so it was really tough for me to finish these bottles.  No, I'm not one of those who you can't wear perfumes around.  I just really have acute smellers.  I would say a bottle probably lasts me about three to four month (though, it seems like I've been using this forever).  I only use this cleanser in the morning.  Yes, there's a reason...not only is it good to mix up your cleansing routine, but because I don't think that this cleanser could handle a tougher clean.  In the mornings, it's fine if it doesn't cleanse properly because there shouldn't much to have to clean.  But at night....oh boy...this thing wouldn't stand a chance against make-up.  It's just too light of a cleanser for me.  I like being able to feel that my skin is clean.  You know? The feeling where if you rub your skin, it'll make squeaking noises because it's so clean.

Overall, it's a good cleanser and perhaps it's made for really sensitive skin.  I wouldn't purchase it again.  My girlfriend puts a travel size of this cleanser in her carry-on kit so if she has a long layover, she can still freshen up (coz we all know how great that recycled air is for our skin!).  It's a brilliant idea, but other than that, once I'm done, I'm done.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

March Glymm Box!

I have some really mixed feelings about this month's box.  I don't know what it is in particular, but perhaps I'll figure it out as I blog!

There were 5 items in this month's box, but I think that one of them were supposed to be a "bonus" item.  Two of those items were full sized items!

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Hydrafull Gloss - $27.00 for 2.2ml.
Sample Size 1.0ml (value $12.27).  The shade I received was Sorbet, which is a beautiful bright sheer pastel pink with a little bit of shimmer.  This gloss has a rich and fortifying formula that nourishes your lips with the added benefits of jojoba oil, shea butter and Anastasia's exclusive Balkan Botanical Infusion. It's a fairly small sample, perfect for your purse!  I actually quite like the colour and could see myself actually using this lipgloss (once in a while - baby steps...)

M.Asam - Magic Fini - 30ml for $38.00
Sample - 5ml (value $6.33). To be honest, I've never heard of this brand before in my life, so I googled it.  This is a European line of skincare and cosmetics that seems to be mainly sold on HSN. The formula is supposed to blend beautifully into your skin to conceal uneven skin tone for a light, matte, natural looking finish.  It's supposed to smooth away the appearance of wrinkles, enlarged pores and imperfections to reveal a sun kissed, healthy looking skin tone.  It seems to only come in one shade, which seems a little strange.  I would have swatched it, but it just disappeared into my skin without filling in the fine lines, so I'm not too sure how well this product will work.  Nor am I sure that I want to put more product on my face.  It does have a great smell to it.  It's a fresh smell - kind of like a fresh seaweed clay mask.  Actually, I think that this might be something akin to a BB cream (OH NO!!!!)

Ocean Nail Polish - 15 ml ($12.00)
Sample - Full Size ($12.00).  Shade - Russian Red. I hadn't heard of this brand either, but apparently, they are a Canadian Nail Polish brand that is used in upscale salons.  Now, I don't know what qualifies as an upscale salon, but I've been to some pretty expensive salons and I've never seen this product there. It's a bright red shade with silver shimmer.  The bottle and packaging reminds me very much of Essie.  I also find that there was less of smell.  Bonus points!

NU.ME - Feather Hair Extensions - 3 "wefts" for $25.00
Sample - 3 "wefts" (or strands) ($25.00).  This is the one product that really boggles my mind.  I was just a little taken off guard as to why this would have been included at all.  I mean, feather hair extensions are so individual preference.  It's purple and black (so it's much more subtle than what other people have received).  They are synthetically crafted from real human hair.  I'm all for extensions but currently, my hair is so long that i don't need them anymore and I work in an office environment, which these might be a little inappropriate for.  Just weird. 

The bonus item this month was another vial of the Lise Watier Flash Lift Radiance.  I was a little disappointed because I had received this in my December box (I think).  Even though I really liked it and was an amazing product (I really saw results), I had to throw it out before I finished it because it made me break out really badly.

Total value of this month's box - $55.60 (WOW!!!)
Rating for this month's box - 3 out of 5.

Though I'm really impressed that I got two full sized items, one of them wasn't really for me (the feather extensions), so, to me, it's like receiving only one full sized item.   Also we still haven't started receiving a substitute for the jelly bellies.  I know that it's not the end all and be all, but the little cute jar and the jelly bellies were a factor in me signing up for the box because I thought that it was such great and cute idea.                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sephora Haul

I love mini nail polishes.  I find that it's just the best bang for your buck and you just never use up a whole big bottle of nail polish.  Or at least, I don't.  Anyways, the other day, I had received an email saying that the Bohemian Brights collection for Sephora by OPI and I knew that the Betsey Johnson collection was going to be hitting the shelves sometime in March also.  Since I was there checking out The Bay's huge clearance sale (hello!  Jessica Simpson dress for $7?  You just can't go wrong!), I thought that I'd swing by and see if the collections were there and if I could pick up my birthday gift a little early (you can't, btw).  Oh, I picked up a few things alright.  If I had more time, I'm sure that I would have done more damage.  

Top Row, Left to right: Tarte Blush and Bronze on the Go, 500 point perk bareMinerals Ticket to Gorgeous, Eyeko Long and Tall Mascara, Betsey Johnson mini polishes.
Bottom Row, Left to Right: Perfect Pair Mini polishes and Bohemian Brights mini polishes.

tarte's blush and bronze on the go is a two pack of their amazonian clay blush in doll face and their mineral bronzer in park avenue princess.  They are both fairly light on me.  I'm fairly tanned this winter time, so they don't as bright as they normally would be.

I have not redeemed my points in forever, so I thought that I'd pick this one up, seeing how it didn't look too bad.  Though, in retrospect, I should have saved my points for when I'm in the states because for whatever reason, they have better perk rewards.  This is a 4 piece collection plus bag.  It came with a Mineral Veil, Prime Time Brightning eye lid primer, Flawless Definition mascara and Natural Lipgloss in Birthday Cake.  The lipgloss is quite thick and smells.  It reminds me of playdoh, so it's not the most unpleasant scent, but it could definitely be better.  When I saw the colour, I was like, omg, I'm trouble....but once I swatched it, it turned out to be okay because it wasn't opaque. It was more translucent. If you look closely, you'll see that there is a blue shimmer undertone - very pretty!

I picked up the Eyeko mascara because everyone seems to be talking about them and it wasn't too expensive, so I thought that I'd pick it up and give it a try.  It's a neat concept.  It came with a guitar pick that they call an eye shield.  This mascara is supposed to instantly enhance your lashes.  I'll be doing a review on this. Watch for it!

Finally!  The nail polishes!  I must say that I'm more partial to the Bohemian Brights over the Betsey Johnson collection.  I like Betsey Johnson (though I don't own any of her stuff) and the bright outrageous colour combinations that she uses and inspires, but I almost feel that this collection is a little bit of a let down.  I expected bright pastels or even fluorescence shades, but I think that the brightest shade there was, was the yellow and even then, it was a little muted because there's a little bit of shimmer to it.  The red even reminds of OPIs "Sample Sale".  When I put it on my colour wheel, they were almost identical!  I like the concept of the perfect pairs.  They are supposed to be the "perfect" colour combinations for certain types of manis and pedis.  For example, the one I purchased is a coral and golden shimmer duo.  The colours compliment each other. There were three available for purchase, but I had the other colours.  I do feel that they are a little on the expensive side - especially for the minis.

Betsey Johnson Collection for Sephora by OPI, left to right: XOX Betsey (light mauve with a hint of taupe), Alley Cat (bright magenta purple), Too Too Turq (dark aqua blue), Yellow My Name is Betsey (bright yellow), Son of a Gun (dark shimmery blue with silver flecks), Pushing Your Luck (bright red).
Bohemian Brights Collection for Sephora by OPI, left to right: Let's Hear it For the Free Spirit! (gold shimmery orange), What Aura Gonna Wear? (Bright Magenta pink), It's Totally Karma (medium lime green), Neutral Beauty (taupe with a touch of grey), That's What Fringe is For (pastel orange with shimmer), Happy Earth Day to Me (dark moss green with an undertone of brown).
Perfect Pair Coral and Golden Shimmer duo: I'm Wired (a pink coral) and Wild About Shimmer (very translucent gold shimmer in a clear white base)
I'm pretty excited for all the new colours that I get to try out, but I'm most excited about the eyeko mascara.  I hope that it's manages to stand up to all the hype!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March TopBox!

I can honestly say that I have been waiting a very long time for this baby to come home to momma!  I've heard nothing but great things about Top Box...and heck the waiting list for this box is insane!  I had signed up for this at the end of November and I'm finally receiving my first TopBox!  I hope that the wait was well worth it!  This box is $10 a month with free shipping (tracking number included).  Tax is on top of the $10.  You will receive 4 deluxe samples in your box every month.

I really like how minimalist the packaging is.  It's the cylinder and then packaging paper wrap on the outside.  No ribbons, no extra boxes, just simple plain packaging.  It comes in this gorgeous decorative cylinder that opens on one end.  At the very top, there was a card telling me that this month's box was special because there was going to be a 5th item!  Who doesn't like more stuff?  When I first opened it, I was greeted by a small purple square note.  And then I saw the famous (okay, maybe not famous...) purple tissue paper.  Mine held the special 5th item.

Cargo Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - $24 (Full Size 7ml)
Sample Size - 3.5g $12.  As I've said before, I've always been a fan of Cargo Cosmetics, but I don't actually own a lot of their products.  On my card, it says that this is a personalized shade.  It's called Carmel and it's this soft pale pink with a touch of taupe.  It's very silky and quite pigmented.  One thing I hate about eye shadows is some of them can be quite loose - this is not one of them!  I really liked the texture of it, but the true test is if it can stand my 14 hour days without creasing on my oily lids.  I think that this would be a great highlighting shade.

Redken - Color Extend - Full Sized Shampoo $15 (300ml), Full Sized Conditioner $17 (300ml)
Oh my disappointed heart.  Why oh why do they insist on sending shampoos for colour treated hair?  I know for a fact that I did not choose colour treated hair for hair type.  Why?  Because I don't colour my hair!!!!  This is the same product that I had previously received in another of my boxes (I think that it was my last LuxeBox - the Flare Special Edition).  And once again, they look like samples that you would get out of magazines. I'm not even going to try and attempt to put a price on my sample size, though I did receive two of each (shampoo and conditioner).

mark. Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Balm Stain - $12 full size 1.5g
I received a full sized product.  YAY for full sized products!  Once again, on my card, it says that this is a personalized shade.  At first, when I saw the colour on the pen, I was worried, thinking that this is NOT my colour at all.  Then I swatched and I loved it!  It's a beautiful peachy pink gloss with flecks of gold shimmer in it.  The best part - it smells like MINT!  Delish!  It's quite thick and was a little hard to remove.  There was a sticky residue when I tried to wipe the swatch off.

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers - $8 full size 2.7ml each
Sample size was a full size.  These mini polishes are fun for spring and great for on-the-go.  The dark purple is a shocking purple with shimmer and the light purple is a solid lilac.  I've never tried mark nail polishes before, so I can't speak to the quality, but they are very fun shades all the same - especially the dark purple.  I'll wear darks all year round if I could!
Simple Sensitive Skin Experts Cleansing Facial Wipes - $10.99 full size 25 wipes
Sample size $3.07 for 7 wipes.  I have never heard of this company before, but apparently, they are UK's #1 skincare range.  These facial wipes are enriched with Pro-Vitamin B that will refresh your skin with moisture.  It's also strong enough to remove waterproof mascara.  I'm glad that there were more than ONE wipe (I'm looking at you Kaia bamboo wipes!), so I can properly test these out before I decide whether or not I want to purchase them.  This package is perfect for travelling, which I will be shortly and I'll definitely be bringing them with me!

Overall, I like this box but I'm not completely wowed by this box...perhaps I had very high expectations.  I think that it might have something to do with the fact that there were mark (Avon's "young" brand.  It targets those in their teens to perhaps mid-twenties?) products in there, which I don't really consider "high end" products because most of the products are cheaper than drugstore products.  One funny thing though is that I was considering ordering the Mini Lacquers the other day through my Avon Rep at work, so I'm glad that I didn't and instead got them in this box.  The other disappointing thing is the shampoo and conditioner were colour treated hair.  

Total Value of March's Top Box - $35.07.

Rating of March's Top Box - 3.5 out of 5.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Giveaway - A flurry of foundations!

Head over to Beauty Crazed and enter their contest!  They are giving away 9 different foundations to two lucky winners! Check it out HERE.  Good luck!

Physician's Formula Concealer Twins

This is a 2 in 1 correct and cover cream concealer.  I purchased mine from London Drugs for $11.99 for a 6.8g product.  My colour was yellow and light.  I don't know if they came in yellow and medium, as I haven't really seen it anywhere else.  I had picked this up the same time as the Gentle Concealer, just in case it didn't work.  I'm not as worried about the light brightening cream as I was about the concealer.

First impression, it's bright!  It went on really well, didn't clump like the other PF Concealer.  This could be because it's more liquid in format.  You only ever need to use a little bit.  It's always better to add than trying to remove.  I start with three small dots under the eye (make sure you prime!) and blend in an upside triangle pattern.  It highlights the entire area and draws attention away from the area you're trying to cover up.  It also just brightens the entire area.  It's hard to blend right up to the lower lash line but with patience, it can be done.  I did notice that because it was more of a liquid formula, it tended to accentuate the fine lines rather than hide them.  I was able to diminish that effect by using powder to set the concealer.  I found that since it was a more runny formula, it didn't cover as well.

Overall, I'm on the fence about this product.  It covered enough, didn't clump but it accentuated the fine lines.  The latter was bearable because I could fix the problem, but at the same time, I shouldn't have had to.  I'll keep using this until I find a good replacement!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Aveeno Active Naturals Fresh Essentials Anti Fatigue Eye Roller Review

I don't really have problems with fatigue - like puffy eyes...only dark circles, but I thought that I would give this a try because it was all natural, and everyone seems to like Aveeno products.  I have never tried Aveeno before - not even the lotion.  I've always just been a Jergens kind of girl.  This product is a roller ball type of applicator.  I purchased mine from Superstore for $10.99, which is quite reasonable. 

It is formulated with "active naturals" southernwood extract, which is supposed to help keep what's good for the skin in and the bad out. Infuses delicate under eye skin with anti-oxidant Southernwood extract and vitamins A,C and E in a formula to combat the look of dark circles (YAY!).  It also hydrates to immediately brighten the eye.  The roller ball is supposed to help de-puff the under eye area by massaging  it.

The scent is awesome.  I absolutely love it.  It's this light and fruity smell.  I almost want to say freesia, but it's not.  You need to shake it to get the liquid going, otherwise, you're going to be rolling and rolling and nothing will happen.  I guess at least your under eye area will get a good massage.  It smells absolutely fantastic!  I can't describe it.  It's this nice soft fresh scent.  

It rolls on quite cool and it's very soothing.  Though, if your under eye area is dry or the skin under your eyes are sensitive/thin, it'll sting for a little bit.  The past couple of nights, I've been treating this more like a serum and putting on eye cream shortly afterwards.  You do have to be careful because of the roller applicator, the application can be a little unpredictable.  I usually just tilt my head and roll back and forth, to ensure that I can get as close as I can to the last line without actually getting it into my eyes.  Good thing it absorbs so quickly otherwise, if you're an eye rub-ber (or is it rubber?  LOL) like me, you'd get this in your eyes and it'll sting like a pooper!

Not too sure if this truly works for what I was hoping it would do, but then again, I maaaaayyyyyyy have high expectations.  Unfortunately, I had to stop using this after a couple of weeks because I found it really stung my outer eye area and made it a little red.  Not attractive.  I wonder if it's the extract?  I think that it may have acted as an astringent of some sort and hence causing the area to dry out and become a little sensitive. 

Overall, despite my small reaction, I quite like this product.  It has a great fragrance, applied quite easily, absorbed quickly and just "woke up" my eye area.It did reduce the little puffiness that I do have and I think that it helped a little with the dark circles.  If I hadn't had the reaction that I did, I probably would have repurchased this.  

Saturday, March 3, 2012

February Glymm Box

 What???  February Glymm Box review in March????  Wait, there's a story to tell...It all started with a little email stating that this months' box was going to be a little late....but mine almost didn't even arrive!  On the 17th, I had seen on FB that they had all shipped - yet I didn't receive a tracking number.  I finally emailed them on the 21st asking for the tracking number.  I received their standard reply of "we'll get back to you". Finally, on the 24th, I called to inquire.  The result: they suspended my account because I had asked how to go about changing some information.  Even though I had just inquired about how to go about it, they still suspended my account in anticipation of my possible call.  Needless to say, things were fixed and my February box was shipped out that afternoon.  I'm hoping that everything works out for March.  I don't want to have to keep tabs on them.  It was bad enough I had to chase after my January Glymm points.  Even then, none told me about the suspended account.  Overall, their phone customer service wasn't too bad.  Very nice, very accommodating but their email customer service was horrendous. Okay, enough of about that drama, now on to the box!
SULA - Natural Shadow - full size $8.00 (0.15oz)
Some people got the creme shadow but mine is a regular powder shadow.  It's a light (almost baby) pink shadow called "Written in the Stars".  I have a swatch of it at the end of this post.  It's VERY loose.  When I went to swatch this, a bunch of powder landed on my pants, but not a lot on my finger.  The swatch took about four applications of the shadow to get that kind of result.  I'm guessing that this is going to be a sheer colour.  I received the full size product.

BURT'S BEES - TINTED LIP BALM - full size $7.99 (4.25g)
I really like Burt's Bees and actually have purchased this tinted lip balm before.  Though not in this colour.  It's a little darker and not very pigmented, but that's what I like, so I'm okay with that.  I thought that the packaging was a little too much, but that's just a personal preference thing.  I received a full size product.  The colour I received is called "Hibiscus".  It's an orangey pink. For a swatch, please see below.  
Left to Right : Sula Natural Shadow and Burt's Bees Tinted
Lip Balm
GLAMGLOW - Tingling and Exfoliating Mud Mask - full size $78.00 (50ml)
It tingles, tightens and lightens in 15 minutes, so you're always left with fresh and radiant skin.  It contains volcanic rock, French Sea Clay and real pieces of Green Tea leaf.  I'm excited to try this mask.  I do find this mask a little on the expensive side, but I'll have to test it out and see how good it truly is.  The sample that I got will probably last me about two or three masks (depending on how full the sample is).  My sample was worth $10.92 (7ml).
MAI COUTURE - 2 - 1 Oil Blotting and Bronzing Papier - $24.00 for 100 sheets
I've been wanting to try this product too, but in hindsight, I think that it was wishful dreaming.  I have combination/oily skin, so I don't know how I feel about blotting bronzer in all the areas that I'm oily, as it may bring attention to certain areas that I don't want to bring.  We received two sheets, which I'm not sure is enough for me to judge as to whether or not I would want to repurchase this product.  My sample was worth $0.48 for the two sheets.

Overall, I was quite happy with this box because we received two full sized items! 3.75/5 stars for this month.  I had to downgrade from a 4 because of the troubles that I had to deal with in the beginning to even get my box.

My box total is approximately $27.39.  One of the cheaper boxes that I've received, but still pretty good.