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New boxes and bitching

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I got my last Nail Art Society box today. I cancelled on the 5th of this month before they could charge me for next month. You have to cancel by emailing them as there’s no way to do it on their site. Imagine my surprise when I got an email confirming my credit card was billed for next month. I was pissed. I emailed them twice more and left a phone message. I went on their facebook page and bitched. While there, I discovered I wasn’t the only one complaining about being charged after cancellation. Dirty rat bastards. After 4 days of hounding them, I finally got refunded and they claimed to have deleted my information but I’m not feeling relieved. We’ll see what happens next month.

My reasons for cancelling are simply that I have too many subs and I’m not sure I think this one is worth the money. April’s box just barely hits the $9.95 cost.

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I got a Kiss Nail Artist Kit which I like and while I already have a couple of these, I don’t have these specific colours so I’m happy for this.
–Stop Beauty Products nail string tape in aqua…I have 9 bazillion nail tapes in a ton of different colours. It’s incredibly cheap on ebay so this isn’t something I need.
–Beauty Art nail glue…I just ran out of nail glue and even though I hardly ever use it, it’s good to have some around.
–A clear box with 12 kinds of plastic nail art bows…I’m not a fan of 3D nail art and totally not a fan of putting plastic junk on my nails. I do, however, like the plastic box they came in because it might be handy to put some of my glitters in so I can see a bunch at once instead of digging out individual pots.

The Kiss kit retails for about $7.99 at CVS. The rest of this stuff might be worth two bucks. Meh.

I also decided to try Beauty Army. It’s $12 a month, you can skip months without cancelling your account and I have a couple of friends who seem to like it. You get to pick 6 products so you know what you’re getting and you have total control over what you get. I like the concept so I figured I give it a go.

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New York Streets Dry Shampoo I love dry shampoo. I had just run out so I was very happy to see this in my list of choices. It’s full size and it smells awesome! I like it. It retails for $10+ on Amazon.
Yes To Carrots Body Butter It’s a sample packet.It smells really good.
-Whip Hand Cosmetics loose pigment eyeshadow in Medal Of Honor…this is a seriously teeny little bottle. It’s a high shimmer shadow and I’m too old for shimmery shadows so I gave it to Amber. It’s a nice colour.
MARK Scanda-lash Hook up Mascara in Brownout. I like mascara so I’ll be trying this soon.
AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion I already use this lotion and I love it. I like this little 2 oz portable size.
Skinn Cosmetics Color Touch Eye, Cheek and Lip Glow in Teen Tone…I absolutely LOVE this colour. I wouldn’t use it for lips or eyes but it’s a gorgeous, perfect shade for me. It’s a creme not a powder which makes me love it all the more. This is also a full size product.

Here are some close-ups of the colours and a comparison of the eye shadow size to a coke bottle cap.

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I definitely think this is worth the $12 cost and I’ll keep an eye on them to see if they have stuff I want every month.

Lotsa boxes!

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I received my Ipsy, Love With Food and Nail Art Society boxes in the last few days. Some love, some hate, some meh. No matter what, I still love these boxes!

ipsy First up: Ipsy. This month was kind of unusual in that there was only 4 products. I think they count the 2 eye shadows as two separate pieces but I count it as one. Regardless, I’m happy with this box. It contained a Juice Beauty hydrating face mist, which I like and I enjoy the scent. There were two Yabi eye shadows, one in azalea and the other in seashell. I like the neutral colours so I’m happy with them. They are pretty light so I’ll probably use them wet. They’re also a bit on the chalky side but I can totally work with them. The GlamRX palette is cute and while small, I see it being very useful. It totals out to about $23 worth of product which while much less than past bags, it well exceeds the cost of the subscription by $13.

lwfNext up is Love With Food. I got this box for $2.00, it’s normally $10 and I suppose if you like this kind of stuff, it’s worth the money but after seeing it, I promptly canceled. This is stuff I would absolutely never eat. I don’t like funky weird snacks so this one had to go. Granted, the stuff is interesting but to me, it’s pretty inedible.
There was Dark chocolate orange good fortune cookie from Emily’s Chocolates
Granola from Ola! Foods
Chocolate covered wasabi peas from Chocwasabi
Fruit & veggie juice from Kids 50
Salted caramel baked corn from Cosmos Creations
Green tea infuser from Revolution Tea
Wholesome snacks from Mary’s Gone Crackers
Wild berry flat fruit from Wacky Apple

Blech.

nasFinally, I got my first box from Nail Art Society. This box goes for $19.95 regularly but I got my subscription for $9.95 for as long as I stay subscribed. I would NEVER pay twenty bucks for this, ever. But at $10, I’m ok with it. I actually thought I got my money’s worth with this so I’m going to see how next month is. They have monthly themes and this month’s theme is “Freestyle.”

It included:
Nail Fraud nail polish strips in a black with white polka dot design. I’ll definitely try these.
NAS coloured bee bee balls. They’re like a mink brown colour. This is for doing caviar nails which I don’t know if I like those and I imagine that if I had rough stuff on my nails like that, I’d be picking at them.
NAS fruit nail art. These are basically orange slices just like the kind you can get in sticks that you have to cut. I’ll probably do a design with these.
NAS fabric flower nail art. They’re cute little pink flowers that lay flat on the nails. I will definitely use these.
3D ceramic flowers. These are pink flowers with white centers and a green leaf. They are hard and would stick out from the nail. I’m not a fan of big stuff stuck on your nails but they really are cute so I might give it a try.
3D bead drop nail art. They’re clear yellow beads, flat on one side. I’ll definitely use these at some point.

All in all, I’m happy with all that for $10. I seriously cannot believe they try to rip people off $20 for it though.

I should be getting Lip Factory soon. I got mine really early last month so this one is late. It seems like everyone has theirs but me. I’m jonesing here! I also resubbed for Glossybox because I’m a sucker for the spoilers. I hope it’s a good one!