Monday, May 21, 2012

Test Tubes by New Beauty. (Farewell, Birchbox!)

Well, my time with Birchbox has ended. It was a tough decision to make, but I wanted to give other programs a try. I've enrolled myself in 2 new beauty sample programs, and will now talk about the first one I've received: my Testtube by New Beauty.

This subscription is different in a few ways; you get your tube every 3 months instead of once a month, you get full sized items along with your deluxe samples, you get a magazine and a booklet describing your items,

everyone gets the same thing, and lastly, you get coupon codes for

 For almost the same price as Birchbox,($29.99 plus $8.95 shipping,) you certainly do get more for your money.

My full size items included a Moroccan Oil Frizz taming spray (love!),

YBF Plum Noir eyeliner (love!!),

Memoire Liquide lotion (pictured with 2 of the sample fragrances that came with it,)

and a Mally's eyeshadow stick in Platinum.

Here are some of the other items I got in the Testtube:

So far, I am happy with my decision to switch. When I get it, I will review my second subscription, which is with Sample Society.

Stay tuned!

(Please note, this is the first time I'm blogging from my phone. Forgive any wonkiness that may or may not be going on here! Thankkkks.)

(WOW! I need to correct my phone Blogger settings! Everything is now fixed and makes sense. Ha ha!)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Flora by Gucci fragrances, and Bzz Agent

Check this out!

This is the new Flora by Gucci perfume collection!
As a BzzAgent, I am given product kits to try and rate. I was lucky enough to be chosen to rate this wonderful fragrance collection.

A little about BzzAgent before I get into my review:
It's a program that you sign up for online, you take surveys, you let them know how you are able to spread the word, (for instance, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, or simply just word of mouth.)

Based off of your survey answers, and over all interests, you are given assignments, and get a bzz kit with products, coupons, and samples to give to your friends and family. Cool, right?!?

Ok, so onto my review.

Gracious Tuberose

Gracious Tuberose was the mildest scent out of the three. Very light and fresh smelling. I do smell a lot of violet in this scent.

Glamorous Magnolia

Glamorous Magnolia is very sweet, and you can really smell the Freesia that it talks about in it's description. It's a good everyday scent for the spring.

Gorgeous Gardenia

Gorgeous Gardenia is very fruity, but surprising not as sweet as the description would lead you to believe. I think it has a great balance between sweet and fresh. Of the 3, I would say this scent is the one you want to wear for a night out.

Overall, my favorite of the 3 is Glamorous Magnolia. Close second would be the Gorgeous Gardenia. I am not a huge violet lover, but I still really liked Gracious Tuberose.

Flora by Gucci is available at Macys and Sephora.