Macy's has a beauty subscription box, which costs $15. It comes with deluxe samples (around five I think, although sometimes six) and either a bag or a beauty item. December had a really well made sparkly bag and November had a really hefty mirror. A gift card for either $5 or $10 off a beauty purchase at Macy's is also included.
There's a wait list at the moment, so I don't know how fast/slow it is. I don't remember there being one when I signed up.
Also, Macy's is having a bit of sale. So, fun times.
The main Macy's box page has a drop down menu to make it easier to shop the bag, but they also have a freestanding page that has the same items.
This month had my favorite bag (so far) but I'm a sucker for sparkle anything. It's also quite a nice size for a going out wristlet...for maybe the after Covid-19 party. Don't be partying now!
There are always two parfumes, I donate the mens at the moment and keep about 50% of the ladies. Scent isn't putting me down like it used to so I'm enjoying trying some new items. It's fascinating how your body can turn a scent. For instance, my friend wears Elizabeth and James' Nirvana Rose and smells amazing...whilst I smell like a rotted garden in the same scent. I also smell like a broken bottle/bar in the Nirvana Bourbon while she smells divine. It's unfair. Luckily their Nirvana Black and White do okay on me...and I'm going to give the Amethyst and French Grey a try soon. Although I think that brand is going to be dunzo...which super sucks or revamped (sucks less).
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Crush. This is matte, fast-drying, stays for hours, soft beige color. It's quite neutral but you can put some highlighter as a topper to create more effects. I tend to add either gloss or highlighter because I don't love mattes on my lips. Granted, my medication makes me dehydrated as hell so even my lips need more TLC. I like ABH's formulas and I have this exact liquid lipstick in other colors.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I have a full size of this that I haven't opened but I do okay with Too Faced's mascaras. Too Faced the brand is hit or miss with packaging (sometimes it's too childish). I'm hoping for better things since Estée Lauder bought them. Like, better packaging and less chalky purple eye shadow.
Kiehl's Calendula Water Cream. Mmmm, Kiehl's always interests me but I never buy things from them because I'm a semi-no buy for skincare. I'm backlogged and need not one iota more. I've wanted to give them a spin for awhile and I have a few samples so that's going to happen. I'm on a mission to find something that works with my newly medicated dry skin. Like, I appreciate that the medication I'm on is working for me but in order to avoid all this dehydration, I'm guzzling water and slathering on LAYERS of skin-cream. This is a water cream, which is my favorite consistency but might be too light for the current skinpocalypse I'm going through.
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Firmx Eye. This is an eye cream/treatment meant to infuse some hydration into the area. It also claims to de-puff the eye. I've used his masks more than his skincare so I can't talk about this product as of yet. His masks are nice and gentle and whilst I cannot say I've seen marked improvement in my skin after one masking...they don't turn my face red.
Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Parfum. I have this scent in a large bottle as my friend works for YSL. I've become fond of the brand through them. This scent is less intense than the first one I tried from them (Black Opium...love the bottle, hate the scent). Main notes are red Berries, White datura flower and White musk
Yves Saint Laurent Y. This is the men's scent. I like it, but again...I like it all. It's less musk and more fresh if that helps.
This month's page: November Beauty Box
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