May 9, 2013 Beauty Box - April 2013 (my first box of my subscription)

Hello, Beautiful!

I just recently shared with you the beauty box I was sent for consideration. Before I had even posted about the box I had already signed myself up to receive it monthly. I signed up in time to receive an April box. This box was more customized to the answers I gave in the quiz, but I still re-did the quiz to make it even more customized to what I want. The box I received is worth over $100 (although that value includes the bonus item). I can't wait to receive my May 2013 Beauty Box!

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Check out what I got in my first subscription box below! Beauty Box - April 2013

Included info stuff...


Shipment Quick Stats:
  • Value of this month's shipment: $104.19 (value is approximate)
  • Total # of Items Received: 8 (9 if you count there are two packs of wipes)
  • # of eye makeup: 2
  • # of lip makeup: 1
  • # of face makeup: 0
  • # of cheek/bronzer/highlighter makeup: 2
  • # of nail items: 1
  • # of makeup tools: 2 (3 if you count the two pack of wipes)

Now I'll break it down, product-by-product...

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Divine
  • MY THOUGHTS: I like the brand Be A Bombshell, and I like the formula of this eyeshadow, but the color isn't my style. I'm probably going to keep this for a little and see if it comes up in any makeup looks I may do but it will likely go into the giveaway/blog sale pile in the future based on color and only based on color.
  • FULL SIZE VALUE: $14.00

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Lipgloss in Taupeless
  • MY THOUGHTS: This is a nude taupe color with shimmer. The gloss went on really nice and was a pretty color. 
  • FULL SIZE VALUE: $14.00

MiA BelleZZa Blush in Natural
  • MY THOUGHTS: I'm pretty sure this was the bonus item in the box, as it wasn't listed on the invoice and April was supposed to include a bonus item. This is a nice bonus item, as it's worth almost $20! Although I'm personally not a fan of it. The color is pretty, but the texture was a bit chalky and didn't apply/swatch all that evenly. I wasn't a big fan of the MiA BelleZZa product I received in my other box, so maybe it's not a brand for me personally. I'm still open to trying more of their products though.
  • FULL SIZE VALUE: $18.50

Lavera Soft Eyeliner in No. 2
  • MY THOUGHTS: This is probably where I went wrong in my quiz because under eyeliner it had a neutral option and a color option - but no black. I assumed black would be included in neutral. I don't wear brown eyeliner, so this isn't something I will use on my eyes. However, it could work as an eyebrow pencil. I will say that it was not creamy or soft at all; in fact I thought it was rather rough. The pigmentation wasn't even that great either on a single swipe. An eyeliner I would NOT purchase. Definitely the biggest disappointment of this box.
  • FULL SIZE VALUE: $15.20

Cailyn Cosmetics Luxury Double Sided Brush
  • MY THOUGHTS: This brush seems like a mini - but it is full size - so I was surprised to read it has an $18.00 value. The brush is super soft and feels like a nice quality, and I do like the Cailyn Cosmetics brand, but there is no way I'd pay $18 for this brush if I had seen it in person just based on the size. In seriously looks like one of the brushes that would be included when you buy a palette or something. Certainly not comparable to other brushes in that price range that are larger in size. However, I will make the most of it and use it.
  • FULL SIZE VALUE: $18.00

Color Club Nail Polish in He Loves Me
  • MY THOUGHTS: I had gotten this polish, same shade, in the Beauty Box I was sent, so having an extra will be useful for giveaways! 
  • FULL SIZE VALUE: $8.00


Swagger Cosmetics - Champagne in the Bubble Bath Highlighter
  • MY THOUGHTS: I had also gotten this product in the Beauty Box I was sent. In that post I wasn't sure what brand this was or what the product was, but I had made a guess and I had guess correctly! This shipment included a description of all the products, so I knew exactly what brand and product this was. I don't plan to open the one I got in this shipment just yet, as I may use it in a giveaway or a back-up (depending on how much I like the one I already have).
  • FULL SIZE VALUE: $14.50

LA Fresh Makeup Remover Wipes
  • MY THOUGHTS: I also received these in the Beauty Box I was sent. I haven't used them yet, but I fully intend to. I will keep these in my travel makeup bag for sure! I believe these retail for about $1.99 for 3 and I received two, so the value is roughly $1.33 for these two. I haven't tried them yet, but I will put them in my travel bag or purse bag of back-ups.
  • FULL SIZE VALUE: $1.99 for three.

Let me know what you think...
Did you receive a shipment this month? If so, what are your thoughts on your box? If you don't receive a beauty box yet, click here to sign up! Discuss in the comments below.


  1. I want this nail paint.I am searching for so many shops but not getting the exact color.

  2. I ordered 2 boxes from them and didn't get half of what you got. I also got mainly one brand. I also have 2 friends who ordered and got about 60 dollars worth of makeup too. No way do they send that box to people who pay at least no one I know

  3. You added stuff to the box no one I know got that much stuff

  4. @ Anonymous: I paid for this box, so not sure what is going on with the one you ordered? My May box is coming soon (I ordered two by accident) so I will post what I got with those when they arrive.

  5. @ Anonymous: I'm sorry that you think I added items, but why would I add stuff to the box? That's exactly what I received in my April box - which I paid for this box. I've seen plenty of other posts about April boxes with similar items/amount of items.


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