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May Lip Factory Box

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My favourite box came today, Lip Factory! (Referral #27546) Hooray! I look forward to this box every month. They hardly ever issue spoilers so it’s always a surprise to me. I like everything in this month’s box.

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Nyx Color Lip Balm in Arigato $5.35 — This smells and tastes fantastic. Kind of fruity. It’s got a nice, subtle coral colour.
NYX Round Lip Gloss in #05 Sparkle $3.85 — I love the colour…just a hint of shimmery pink. It has teeny glitter flecks so it’s mega-shiny but the glitter does stay behind when the gloss starts to wears off. No taste or scent.
Studio 277 Lip Gloss in Almost Nude $9.50 — This one is almost colourless but it has just enough of a tint to look really nice. No taste or scent.

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Studio 277 Eyelight Pigments in Kryptonite $12.50 — I’ll give it a try but I prefer matte eye shadows.
Be A…Bombshell Blush in Glowing Goddess $16 — Great colour for me. This will go with my other 2 BaB blushes I got from other subscription boxes.
Flat Sponge Blender Brush $2.00 — I don’t have one of these and I think I might like it.
PureCeuticals Kukui Nut Mineral Scrub sampler ($40 for 1.7 oz full size)

Here are some swatches:
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Total value: $49.20. This is a quite a bit less than past boxes have been worth but it’s still twice as much as I paid so it’s all good.

Purple!

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I got my new Lip Factory box (referral #27546) today and once again, I love it.

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Two Cosmetics Duo eye shadow in Magic Wand $6.99
LA Splash Nail Polish in Atlantis $3.99
Ofra Lip gloss in Bordeaux $12.95
29 Cosmetics D’Vine Mascara in Devine Brown-Dark brown/black $26
Lisi Line and Define automatic liner pencil in Tornado $4.90
Sweetpea & Fay J’adore Les Levres in Mermaid Kiss $7.99
extra: MD Formulations facial cleanser sample

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The nail polish is an awesome glittery purple colour. I’ll be using this soon.
The eye shadows are a really nice purple. One is shimmery one is matte. I use purple shadows because they’re really nice for hazel eyes. I tend toward matte shades now because I’m old and old chicks don’t do shimmers very well.
The liner is a gorgeous purple. I dislike black liner because I think it’s harsh and it’s way too easy to go from subtle to hooker with black liner. I love this purple and I definitely will use it.

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I normally use brown/black mascara so I’m happy the 29 is brown/black. It’s pretty rare for a sub box to send anything other than black. I love the silver metal case too.
The Ofra lip gloss has a nice formula and it smells great. Unfortunately, it makes me look like I’ve eaten 10 lbs of blueberries…or died. It’s way too dark for me and the purple tone reminds me of goth lipstick. It’s not a colour for me.
The Sweetpea is bright pink, looks, smells and tastes like bubblegum. It’s also thick and chalky and doesn’t apply fluidly. It’s package is like Blistex. You squeeze through a hole in the top which makes application difficult. If I can’t find someone who likes these colours, I often use several shades of lipstick together. Both of these might work well as a highlight for other lipsticks I like.
I always like to try the foil packet samples I just wish they weren’t so small.

Total value of this box is $62.82. The total value of the things I like and will use is $41.88 which is $20 more than I paid so I’m totally happy with this box. Lip Factory is still my favourite sub.

It’s all about the lips

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It’s sad I don’t have any but it doesn’t stop me from loving lipstick though!

I got my Lip Factory box today! Yippee! It was late for me this month but well worth the wait. I still say Lip Factory has the best subscription box out there. It’s consistently good. Every box I’ve gotten has exceeded the previous ones in quality and usefulness. I really, really love this box. They do an all lip products box once every 3 or 4 months otherwise it’s usually a mix of all types of makeup.
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It’s $22 a month but each box well exceeds the cost. I figure the total worth of this box is $79.50 So yeah, if you’re going to subscribe to just one cosmetic box, this is the one you want. If you do, please use my referral number! 27546
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This box contained all full-size products plus a lip brush and a sample of Dermalogica renewal lip complex.
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Nabi Lip Pencil in L31 Mauve ($8.95 on Amazon)
Lip Factory brand Lip Brush
Korres Liquid Lipstick in #28 Raspberry ($22)
I love all of these! I can’t wait to try them.

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Designer Skin Lip Shimmer in Afterglow ($9.99 on Amazon)
LaSplash Diamond Lip Gloss in #14092 Forbidden ($6.99)
NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in #709 Deep Red ($4.50)

I Am thrilled with the first two. The Afterglow is an amazing colour. Even though it looks very light, it’s highly pigmented and semi-opaque. I love it. The LaSplash is a really nice colour for me. The NYX, however, is red…a brick red for sure…but it’s red. I cannot wear red lipstick. I’m sad about this because I’ve seen that other ladies have gotten colours that would be way more appropriate for my skin tone and really wish I had gotten one of those. Sadly, I really love the NYX Jumbo pencils so it sucks this one is useless to me. Fortunately, they’re cheap so I can always buy it myself without the expensive makeup guilt I often feel when I spend tons of money on one makeup product.

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Be A Bombshell Lip Gloss in Kiss Off ($14)
Ofra Lipstick in Berry Sexy ($13)
Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex sample

I love the BaB glosses so this was a happy surprise for me. The colour is awesome and I’m stoked for this. The Ofra looks very dark but it’s actually just sheer enough that I can blend it out and make it work for me. It’s a grape colour and I really like it. I tried it with some of the Afterglow on top and the colour was really nice. I’ve never tried the Dermalogica but I’ve heard good things about it so I’ll definitely be trying this.

The Ofra smells amazing but it has no detectable flavour. The Korres has a mild, minty aroma. None of the others have an aroma that I can detect. The Korres and LaSplash have a minty taste but not a burn. They’re not lip plumpers. The others have no detectable taste. The Nabi pencil isn’t as smooth as I would like but the colour is great for me.

All in all, I absolutely love this box and Lip Factory has gained a loyal customer in me. I hope they keep up with the excellent boxes. Between the great products and the fantastic customer service, this is one subscription box I feel really good about and now I can’t wait for April’s box!

Cool stuff

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I got my Out of the Box, Ipsy, Lip Factory Inc (referral #27546) and Love With Food box this week. There was some awesome and not so awesome stuff but I love, love, love these subscription boxes anyway!

Firstly, Out of the Box is a conglomeration of items made by Etsy shops. There was a lot of tarts, candle type items and a few odd but cool things. Click to enlarge each image.

It came very nicely packaged with a card and list of shops the items came from.

There was a lot of stuff. ootb6 ootblg

I took it to my daughter-in-law’s house and we unboxed it together. It was a ton of fun to unbox…so much interesting stuff.

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Raspberry delight bath salts- creative fusion
3 mini handmade soaps- mind body and soul soaps
Cherry chip cake tart cup- candle confectionery
Heart pin- eclectic aims
gift tags- just a bit of paper
Soap sample- festive soap
bead drop earrings- the jewelry box
Mardi gras goat milk sample- red dragon apothecary
Strawberry shortcake tart- ugly duckling designs
Love my feet callus remover soap- ps i love soap co
Red heart earrings- Alaska stixs n stones
Filigree Heart and pearl earrings- kyotes kreations
Heart magnet-caffeinated papercuts
Lavender massage oil- one-derings
Caramel popcorn- bubbas sweets
grape sucker-ju-c suckers
Wax melt- blood touch
Strawberry cream wax melts- bath and body by anthea
Love spray- joie joelle creations
Strawberry chocolate wax melts- zaleksi creations.
Fortune cookie shaped purse with a really cool green sparkly pendant stone

Would I buy it again? Maybe once or twice a year. It’s a lot of stuff for $25 and I didn’t feel ripped off. What I didn’t want, my daughter-in-law and stepdaughter took.

Next up is Lip Factory Inc. This one is $22 per month. This has quickly become my favourite sub. I love the stuff in the box but more than that, I love the customer service and the company’s facebook presence. It’s really awesome how responsive they are.

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I got a ​29 Cosmetics Wine Blot Lip Therapy lip stick
29 Cosmetics Reserves Moisturizing Lip Stick in Stompin Grapes
​Nabi Cosmetics Lip Liner in hot red
29 Cosmetics Lip Stick Case
LaSplash Mineral Powder Eye Shadows in Black Sea, Oyster Shell and Hula Hula
​29 Cosmetics Skin Care Sample which is actually a skin care system with all 4 parts in little plastic pots on a card
a mini kabuki brush
a Smashbox lip gloss and an all-in-one brow/lash/liner brush (not pictured) because they mistakenly didn’t send a brow brush in last month’s box so they sent a better brush and a nice little lip gloss to make up for it. I’m very happy with this box and I’ll use everything.

Next up is Ipsy. It’s $12 a month. ipsy
I got a Mica Beauty gel eyeliner in black
A lash card
Coastal Scents mini eye shadow quad
Pixie flawless and poreless primer
POP Beauty Smokey Lash Kapow Mascara
Going by the forum, the mascara sucks. I haven’t tried it yet so I don’t know. I won’t use the eyeliner but I liked the eye shadow although they are teeny tiny. The primer is pretty good. The lash card is pretty useless. Overall, it’s a decent bag.

Lastly, the Love With Food box. It’s $10 a month but I got it for $2 with a promo code. Everyone who bought the February box gets a free year of Every Day with Rachel Ray magazine. lwf

Hagensborg milk chocolate peanut butter truffle piglet and milk chocolate caramel truffle piglet
Funny Face naturally flavoured cranberries
Beanfields pico de Gallo bean & rice chips
BobbySue’s Nuts original nuts
Millie’s Savory Teas tomato basil sipping broth
Nektar Naturals nectar honey crystal
Ier’s Squares chocolate with all natural valencia peanut butter
Donsuemor chocolate madeleine

I would not have subscribed to this without the promo code. Food boxes don’t interest me at all but for $2 I liked it. The stuff was interesting and most of it was tasty. I can’t figure out why anyone would need to eat crystalised honey and I’m not a fan of gummy type candy which is what the cranberries were like but I would say that if you like this type of thing, it’s definitely worth $10.

I did get the Man Repeller curated Glossybox as well but I didn’t take pictures. It was a very nice box but I cancelled them anyway, what with the brouhaha over them randomly replacing things with stuff not endorsed by Leanne (of Man Repeller,) the fact the boxes were so late and the continuing customer service horror stories. Their customer service scares the crap out of me and I’m unwilling to trust them with my credit card number.

Overall, I am pretty happy with this month’s subs!