New subscription box just for lips – review

Lip Monthly is a new subscription box that is all about lips. How many times have you found yourself at the drugstore unable to commit to buying a $7 dollar lipstick? If you are like me, too many. Amazing how most of us never bat an eye at a $20 lipstick, but get into a drugstore and we can’t decide. But I digress. The Lip Monthly service gets you four lip products a month, a Lip Gloss, Lip Stick, Lip Balm and a Lip Stain all for only $10. The company sent me a complimentary box that included four products plus a mini Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme.

Lip Monthly Box, July 2014

I had to move inside to shoot the closeups because I am in the desert and it is HOT in July. It came with City Color Lip Lush Crayon in Charm ($2.99), an Appeal cosmetics Lipstick in Red Light District ($22), a City Color Lip Balm in Flamingo Pink ($2.99) and a Stila Lip Glaze Stick in Orange ($18). It was nice that the box gave you four colors in different color categories. Most of us are hesitant on buying colors that don’t fit into our “favorite colors” category no matter what the price.


One Lip Monthly box will run you $10 ($6.99 with code SUMMERLIPS for 1st box) or you can get four months for $36 or one year for $100.

* Complimentary press sample given.


Sneak peek: August 2014 Cosmoprof GLOSSYBOX

This past week I attended the Cosmoprof North America Show in Las Vegas. Popular beauty subscription service GLOSSYBOX had a boutique at show where attendees could choose 7 samples for $10 with all the proceeds going to City of Hope Diabetes Research. GLOSSYBOX is letting U.S. subscribers get in on the action with a Cosmoprof Limited Edition Box in August. I have seen the official box and some of the items are similar to the products I got at Cosmprof, plus we all know subscription boxes vary. Here are the contents of my box:



I got to curate my own box, but in the August GLOSSYBOX that I did see. I saw the hair mask and the OPI Nail Polish. I also recognized the Be A Bombshell “The One Stick” and a Royal Apothic product. GLOSSYBOXes start at $21 and purchased in 6 and 12 month packages. To be notified of when GLOSSYBOX limited editions are available, subscribe on the site.

First look – NYX Fall 2014 from Cosmoprof Las Vegas

The Cosmoprof North America show was in Las Vegas this week. Beauty brands from all over the world travel to the conference to showcase products old and new, to get them into the hands of the consumer. One of my favorite brands, NYX was there and here is a preview of products that are set to hit the shelves this fall.

Honey Dew Me Up

Honey Dew Me Up, $17


“Honey Dew Me Up” is a gel like primer that can be used both under and over makeup. It contains tiny gold flecks that help give you a glow. It also contains collagen and honey and is perfect for highlighting eyes, cheekbones and brows.

“All Over Balm” comes in three formulations, Argan oil, coconut oil and macadamia nut oil. The balms can used anywhere on the body where you need moisture. Soothe dry lips, rub into cuticles or soften rough feet.

NYX Primers

NYX Primers, $12 each

NYX has two new primers coming out this fall, Q10 renews skin with coenzyme Q10 and Tea Tree smoothes and balances skin.

NYX has three great waterproof products for fall. First we have NYX Mousse Liner. It goes on like butter and stays on all day (brush sold separately). Next is the NYX Proof It! Eyebrow Primer. Simply apply it before your favorite brow makeup and Proof It will keep it on all day, even in humid climates. It can also be used as a shadow primer. Lastly we have the NYX Eyebrow Gel. It comes in five colors and is waterproof as well.

You can NYX products at ULTA Beauty, Target, Nordstrom Rack and (sign up for email and get 25% off your first order).