September 2021 Ipsy bag

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription box. Every month you recieve a cute little makeup bag filled with various beauty products. They have a couple options for subscription plans based on the size and amount of products you recieve. I get the smallest plan. It’s called the Glam bag, I get 5 sample size products for $13. They also have a Glam bag plus for $28 which gets you 5 full size items. And they offer a Glam bag X which it’s 7-8 full size items for $42 / quarter.

Purlisse Beauty bb cream. I love this. Its so lightweight you can’t tell you are wearing it. I apply it with a damp blender. My skin looks so soft and natural, while hiding blemishes. Full size product is $35.
Banilla Co cleansing balm. I haven’t tried this yet so I can’t give a review. I will update once I’ve tried it out. Full size product $22.
Origins original skin moisturizer. I haven’t noticed any improvement of my skin tone. But this does help hydrate my skin and minimizes pores. I also like that it doesn’t leave a greasy residue like some moisturizers. Full size $38.
Goldfaden line smoothing concentrate. This stuff is amazing. It helps firm and smooth my skin. Also, reduces fine lines and wrinkles. The only downside is that the full size (30 ml) is $115. A little pricey, especially when there are other serums out there that work the same for less.
Les beauty tinted brow gel. I didn’t like this when I first put it on because it made my eyebrows extremely dark. After sitting for awhile the color did dim down and made my eyebrows look full. This is the full size product which sells for $19. This alone paid for my Ipsy bag.
The bag for this month was cute. Gives me Clueless vibes. (Which I am guessing is what they were going for.)

Overall, I think the Ipsy bag is worth it. The one item in this month’s bag covered the cost of the entire box. Be sure to subscribe to it if it strikes your fancy and let me know what you think!


Walmart Beauty box

The Walmart beauty box is a season based subscription. Four times a year (every season) you recieve a box of samples and some full size items. They also offer some special boxes from time to time. This box is only $6.98 (plus tax) each season including shipping.

This review is for the Fall box.

I love this blender. It’s so soft and blends my foundation well. Sells at Walmart for $4.88.
This soap was ok. The smell is good, but strong. It does not lather well. My kids have been using it though and they don’t seem to mind it. Available at Walmart for $11.98/ 32 oz.
I’m not big on lip gloss and lipstick. I did try this. It smells good, but it’s very sticky. I gave it to my daughter. $4.99 for one lip tint.
I LOVE Woodwick candles. Big, small, every scent. I like to listen to them crackle. It’s so relaxing. I did receive a small 3 Oz sample in the box. Full size this candle is $16.87 (9.7 oz). The scent is Juniper and Spruce. It smells like a woodsy soap. I am currently in the process of burning a Pumpkin Butter scented Woodwick, but can’t wait to burn this one.
We haven’t tried this yet. I’m going to make my husband or kids try it. I don’t like the activated charcoal products. $5.96 for 16 Oz.

You recieve one of 2 Bliss products. We received the Clear Genius clarifying cleanser. I like the smell of this cleanser. I have used Bliss products in the past. I like them, but they feel thick. They do work though. $13 for 6.4 Oz. The other Bliss product you could have received was a Jelly glow peel daily exfoliator. Sells for $12 for a 4 Oz tube.
Receive one Cleen product. We got the Lavendar Chomomile night cream. This stuff smells amazing, very calming scent.. I have been using it every night right before bed. My skin is so smooth. It is very lightweight. Not at all greasy. 2.0 Oz container is $9.97. The other Cleen product was a Grapefruit water gel moisturizer. Also, available for the same price.

I love getting these boxes. They are a great value. Always, way exceeds the amount you pay for it. Gives the purchaser a chance to try out new products without wasting money. Be sure to check them out. I highly recommend!

Geek Fuel EXP Volume 1

Geek Fuel EXP Volume 1

Theme: EXP Volume 1. This is the first box since Geek Fuel switched to a quarterly (every 3 months) box. These boxes are stated to be bigger and better than the previous monthly subscriptions. Geek Fuel states that these boxes are GUARANTEED a $100 value in every box.

Cost: $57 per quarter

Shipping cost and time: $8 shipping and handling. Shipment information was sent to FedEx May 30th. I received my tracking number May 31st and my box was delivered June 11th. (I know I am delayed on this one)


EXP exclusive Deadpool t-shirt “The Wade-y bunch”: Soft. 100% cotton. Made in Nicaragua. Ours was received with a very small hole in the neck of the shirt which is a little disappointing, but not enough to deter from the overall rating of the box. Cost: Sold on Ebay from $9.99 – 24.99. Boxes and more gives it $10. (I do like the box the shirt came in.)

EXP exclusive Cowabunga pizza cutter: This is very heavy-duty. Comfortable with a non-slip grip. Dishwasher safe. Made in China. Manufactured by Geek Fuel. We can`t wait to try this out. Cost: Selling on Ebay for $15 – $27. We give it $20. Steve loves TMNT and this is definitely is an excellent addition to our unique kitchen accessories. 

Lego Star Wars “Chronicles of the Force” collectible book & figure: Only item in the box that is not an exclusive. Hard copy book with exclusive mini figure. 95 color pages that depict the Star Wars story with LEGO. From characters to vehicles and everything in between. Cost: Retail value has this book at $16.99 US. So we are also going to give it that price.



Exclusive Wolverine #1 comic cover: classic canvas art: Made in China. Canvas print. High quality item. Has a hook on the back to hang it on your wall. Cost: I was only able to find one that had sold on Ebay. It sold for $8.95 with free shipping. Boxes and more gives it a value of $10. It is a very nice item especially for anyone who is a die-hard Wolverine fan.



Exclusive Game of Thrones: Titan Vinyl figure exclusive night king: 3 inch vinyl figure. 13 various ones to collect. All the other options are shown in the photos below. This was cool since it was the glow in the dark edition. The main Geek Fuel box was created so you can fold it into a Castle black diorama and create your own scenes. (Shown in the overview photo) I was not able to get a photo of just the figure as my youngest swiped this. But you can see it in the photo of the box. Cost: listed on Ebay for $14.95. We give it $8.

Exclusive Pin Palz: Planet of the Apes edition: Made in China. 1 of 6. George Taylor in the Space suit was the rare one, that we unfortunately, did not receive. Ours features George Taylor (Prisoner) and hunt leader. Also, includes an ANSA button. Cost: $20 and up on Ebay. I`m going to give it half of that and price it at a value of $10.


Exclusive Bob`s burger makin apron: Made in China. 100% Polyester. This is a fairly good-sized apron. It features characters from Bob`s burgers. Not gonna lie I couldn`t even name any of them. I never got into this show. Cost: $12 on Ebay. Boxes and more value: $10.

Overall Boxesandmoregalore total pricing: $84.99

Overall Value: $19.99. Well, the first box we received of Geek Fuels EXP subscription boxes did not hit the over $100 value that they claim to guarantee. However, according to our pricing we did see almost a $20 overall value, which isn’t bad. I still enjoy Geek Fuel and will continue to keep my subscription with them. Keep up the good work Geek Fuel.


If you`re interested in receiving Geek Fuel subscription boxes be sure to check them out here.