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Ipsy Glam Bag Review - June 2013 - Beauty Subscription Bag

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Wantable Jewelry Box Review - June 2013 - Jewelry/Jewellery Subscription Box

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What is it?Wantable
How Much? $36 monthly or $40 one time purchase, plus approximately $10 shipping
What's in it? Make up box includes 4-6 full-size premium makeup products. Jewelry box includes 4-5 boutique jewellery pieces. All are picked to match your profile preferences.
Wantable tricked me this month. I wasn't planning to order the June box. The subscription is nearly $50 per month when you add in tax, duties and shipping so I originally planned to only order periodically. Then Wantable released a teaser photo of some of the items available this month... and that necklace... THAT NECKLACE! I wanted it so bad. So I ordered the June box and crossed my fingers.

The June box is curated by Lara Eurdolian, an "accessories expert" who runs prettyconnected.com. Wantable also expended their collection to include sunglasses, watches, scarves and headbands.

June brings the head out in force so don't be afraid to rock neon accents or bold colors, especially with a staple m…

Beauty Box 5 - Mid Subscription Review - Beauty Subscription Box

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I'm four months into my year long Beauty Box 5 subscription and I thought this would be a good opportunity to do a full analysis of the subscription so far. My subscription started in February and to date, I have received boxes for February, March, April and May. I am going to analyze a few areas of this subscription: shipping, content and value. Shipping will look at when the boxes ship and how long they take to arrive, content will examine product count, product quality and product/brand variety and value will break down cost paid, value received and total savings. This post will include only the facts and figures, no commentary or judgment. I hope it will help those of you who are thinking of signing up for Beauty Box 5.
SHIPPING Box is supposed to ship on 15th of every month. Ships from Texas.

Number of months shipped on time: 1
Average number of days in transit: 19.25

CONTENT
Beauty Box 5 promised 4-5 products every month from "your favorite beauty brands".


Some mon…

Julep Maven Review - June 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

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Bonjour Jolie Review - June 2013 - Time of the Month Subscription Box

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Bonjour Jolie is a Time-of-the-Month subscription box that brings you "what you need, as well as what you want, to sail through your monthly periods with ease". Last month I received a complimentary box for review (you can read all about it here) and I loved it! I wasn't planning to subscribe immediately because I already have too many boxes, but then Bonjour Jolie had a one day sale offering 20% off a 3 month subscription. I immediately signed up!

First look
The "Grand Opening Box" last month was amazing. I really wondered if Bonjour Jolie could match that first, great box. This one came pretty darn close. 
 The theme of this box is "Summer of Color" 
The Products:

A 30 piece assortment of pads, liners and tampons.  This is the best part of Bonjour Jolie. You get 30 pieces, in any combination of your choice and any brand. They seriously have every brand, size, absorbency etc possible. (Approximate value $10)
The Gift:

Pop Beauty Stain Stay lip stai…

TopBox Review - June 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

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What is it?Topbox
How Much? $12 per month, shipping included
What’s in it?  4 deluxe beauty samples I know I must sound like a broken record, but the Topbox shipping system is the most efficient and timely of any subscription service I have experienced. I received the shipping confirmation e-mail June 10th around 1500hrs and the box was delivered at 1036hrs on June 11th. I also love how Topbox uses Canada Post shipping tools, so we also receive delivery confirmation e-mails. I was at work when I received the e-mail and couldn't wait to get home for lunch to check my mailbox!

Unlike most of my other subscriptions, I never know what to expect in my monthly Topbox. They don't release any spoilers or hints and since shipping is so darn quick, I often receive my box at the same time, or even before other bloggers, so there are no spoilers online before I get my box. Every month the regular Topbox is a complete and total surprise. With my other boxes, I kind of like hunting down spoil…