From the Lab Subscription Review – July 2013

Hey readers 🙂
Today’s review is for a company called From the Lab.  From the lab sends you “beauty breakthroughs from the top European labs up to 18 months before retail.” They have partnered with some of the top labs in the world to find new and innovative beauty & skincare products that you will receive before the general public has access! Check out my video below to see my first impression or read on to see my written review!

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I like that the products sent to you from From the Lab are full 30-day supplies, so you aren’t just receiving little product samples. I think this is especially important with skincare, because it takes a while for your skin to adjust to new products!

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The Box:

The Cost: $19.95/month (charter member price, sign up fast to be locked in to this price for life!) $29.95/month after charter membership closes

I loved my June From the Lab box and wear the eye primer every day, so I was excited to see what was in my July box!

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Eye Cream No. 579

This cream has so many beneficial properties I don’t even know where to begin! It is meant to cool and refresh the skin around your eyes and help alleviate puffiness and under eye bags in addition to reducing fine lines. This month, From the Lab chose products that are meant to protect the skin from environmental toxins that build up and can harm our skin. Some of the ingredients in this eye cream are tomato stem cell culture, ginseng, caffeine, Rice and Pomegrantate Extracts, Aloe Vera Extract and Vitamin B3! I really do struggle with under eye circles and puffiness with my allergies so I’m really excited to try this eye cream.

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24-Hour Face Cram No. 578

I really like the texture of this face cream. It’s soft and light and could be worn during the night without clogging up my pores. It is supposed to neutralize free radical damage, purify and protect your skin from toxins. It also stimulates collagen production and minimizes the appearance of premature aging! I don’t think I need to be using a cream that reverses the effects of aging however, I am definitely happy to try a cream that just slows that process down all together. I don’t think it is ever too early to start protecting your skin from aging damage. I just bought a new face cream so I may not use this one for a while but I will absolutely use it when I finish my current moisturizer!

Verdict: I think From the Lab is such a great concept for a beauty box. They eliminate all of the time and cost that is wasted waiting for new products to come out into the consumer public. Here you are just paying for a high-quality product and that is it. I also really like that the products are full size and can be used for 30 days (my eye primer is going to last me longer than that!) I love trying new products even before they hit the market so this box is right up my alley and I know I’d be spending way more money if I was to buy these products in a store!

Want to sign up for From the Lab? Do it quick to get locked in at their Charter Membership Price! Click HERE to learn more and to sign up today 🙂 Also, stay tuned for a giveaway and your chance to win a free box from From the Lab!

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Glossybox Subcription Review – May 2013

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This is a more detailed review of my May Glossybox France. I received this box today (June 1) so it just missed the end of the month!

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The box came very cutely wrapped. My only “complaint” is that they use a lot of confetti paper inside just to make the box look more full and I think they could definitely go without it because it seems like such a waste of paper! (Sorry, we’ve got a Seattleite over here)

The Box: Glossybox France

The Cost: 15.50 euros/$20 (including shipping)

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Payot Les Correctrices Special Rides Creme
Value: $21.70…this stuff is pricey!

I did a little research on this brand and it has a very good reputation in France. This is a wrinkle correcting cream so I haven’t decided if I am going to try it (I have some tiny fine wrinkles starting around my eyes) or if I will give it to my ma to try.

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Smink Cosmetics Crack Nail PolishValue: $5.00

I suppose this is the time to confess that I have never tried a crackle polish. I’m glad this polish came in the box because I’m not sure I would have bought it on my own but I will definitely try it. Maybe I will become a crackle polish addict!

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Tony and Guy Firm Hold Hairspray
Value: $2.46

I ran out of hairspray recently and have been putting off buying it until I got home but my flyaways are getting a little ridiculous. This spray is the perfect size and will more than last me the next month!

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Amethyst Lalique Perfumed Body Lotion
Value: $26.80

I really wish I used scented body lotion because this one truly smells great. I just tend to like lotions with less scent to them. I will definitely be gifting this to a lucky friend. I am not complaining that it was in my box though because it really is a great product and with a big value as well!

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Anatomicals You Need A Blooming Shower – Rose & Jasmine Body Cleanser

Value: $2.50

This body wash smells SO good. Like SO good. I didn’t even know I like the smell of roses but now I can’t wait to lather this on in the shower!

Verdict: I was really pleased with this box! I was actually to receive more skincare products and less cosmetics this month so this box was perfect for me. The total value of the box was $58.46 which is almost 3 times what I paid so no complaints there. Again, my only suggestion would be that I would love if they looked into a little more eco-friendly packaging. Did anyone receive the US May Glossybox? Were the products similar?

Free Sample from Pristine Skin Care

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today I have another free sample offer for you guys!

Pristine

Head over to Pristine Skin Care to fill out a brief questionnaire and receive your product sample! After filling out the form, you will receive a confirmation email. Make sure to reply to it to confirm your sample request.

Click HERE to go to the questionnaire!

I’m excited to try out this line as all of their products are handmade in the USA!