Help! Subscribe to Ipsy

Hello darlings–

I somehow cancelled my IPSY subscription and am now back on the wait list. Help me get off this list but subscribing. If you are on the fence, keep in mind that June’s bag will contain one of three gorgeous colors of NYX butter glosses 🙂

If you are ready to join, click here!


Sneak Peak: Birchbox!

This Month's Box

Yes, that is a deluxe sample of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer AND a full sized Pixi Shea Butter Lip Butter!! Due to delayed shipping, Birchbox added 100 points ($10!!) to my account to spend in the shop. I know that other subscriptions might give you more STUFF, but I think Birchbox takes the cake when it comes to quality, service and overall site design/selection. See for yourself!

Hack: DIY Z Palette

Z Palettes are pretty much a brilliant idea, but I just could not commit to the price (esp. the adorable ones from Sephora). My solution? 

  • Riffled through my makeup collection
  • Found two pretty boxes from a Benefit makeup kit and a Sephora fragrance sampler 
  • Purchased a small sheet of magnetic paper ($3 at the craft store) and stick-on flat magnets (ebay)
  • Went to work! #crafternoon

Quick tip: For depoting, I had both goo gone and rubbing alcohol on hand to get off the most stubborn packaging/glue/etc. 


Do you shop online? Then you must SWAGBUCKS!

Hey friends– I know I have added links to Swagbucks in previous posts, but let me tell you a little more about this easy peasy way to get some serious cash back. How it works: 100 Swagbucks (SB) = $1 FOR YOU. You earn SW by watching videos, completing surveys or trying out some new products. For example, I got 2,995 SB for ordering a month supply of WEN hair products. This order also included a bunch of extra items and samples, which I ended up selling on eBay for a serious profit. I also got some serious SB for trying out my first Julep Maven Box!

So…the best feature? If you don’t want to mess with any of the stuff above, simply check Swagbucks before shopping online at most of your favorite stores. For example, right now you can get 6X the SB per dollar you spend at Living Social (usually it is 2X).

You can also get…

  • 2X SB at Sephora and Groupon
  • 3X SB at Ulta & Amazon

And for the REWARDS? There are tons of gift cards to choose from. I just cashed in 2,500 SB for a PayPal gift card 🙂

You can also get…

  • $5 for Amazon for 450 SB
  • $10 for Starbucks for 1,000 SB

Just thought you should know ❤