Friday, June 29, 2012

The Look Bag - June

Well, after weeks of waiting, I finally got my June Look Bag! This sub normally ships out by the 12th, I believe, and in past months I always had it by the 15th. This month, I got a shipping email on the 15th, and then nothing came. Emails were ignored. Then I finally got another shipping email on the 26th. I'm not sure what exactly went on, but I know many others had the issue as well. Things happen, but the fact that they did not send out an explanation and apology really irked me, and so this is my last Look Bag for a while. I have enjoyed the service, but I value honesty more than products.

That said, it is a good bag and I will use everything in it! Here's what I got.

The card talks about the importance of taking care of your skin in the hot summer months. I love good skin care, so I'm cool with this!

The first thing I pulled out was a Korres eyeshadow. This is the sunflower and evening primrose long wear formula, which contains sunflower oil to care for the eyelids. I received the shade "Golden", which is a pretty champagney gold color. It feels nice and soft and velvety.

I'm glad to get this's great for summer and will be amazing for the brow bone. I do see that Korres has discontinued their eyeshadow line. I don't mind getting discontinued products from services like this, and I think it's a great way to distribute these products rather than letting them go to waste, but it is something to keep in mind. I know some people hate to get discontinued products.

The original retail price of these shadow singles was $16.

I was pleased to get a sample of Atopalm Intensive Moisturizing Cream. I had seen other ladies get samples of this and I wanted to try it. It replaces lipids in your skin and helps restore your skin's protective barrier. I love things like this for my hands and feet - I wash my hands about a billion times a night at work and they get so dry, and I'm on my feet all night, so they really get a workout. 

3.4 oz of this cream retails for $32.50, so this .25 oz sample is worth about $2.39.

The card lists Snowberry Cellular Regeneration Night Cream, but I actually got a sample of Snowberry Intensive Renewal Face Serum, which I'm perfectly okay with. This serum promises to repair stressed skin and ward off wrinkles and fine lines with peptides. Sounds good to me. 

This serum retails for $102.00 for 1 oz, so this little .14 oz sample is worth $14.28.

This is a lip and eye pencil sharpener by Prescriptives. There's not a lot to say about this, as it's a sharpener. It's always great to have another of these around. I like that it can accommodate both thick and thin pencils. You can get one of these for $3.

And finally, my favorite item in the box. The 5th item was different for a lot of people, and it's just listed on the card as "your personal item". I got the Too Faced Sparkler Glamour Gloss in Pink Bling. It's full sized and SO PRETTY. It goes on clear, but with a ton of tiny pink sparkle and sheen. It has great pink flash, which is hard to photograph. It's plumping, and only slightly tacky.

Here's what it looks like on bare lips...super shimmery. This is another discontinued product, but it retailed for $18.50. I really love the applicator and want to seek out a few more of these before they completely disappear.

In all, I love the products I got from The Look Bag this month. This bag had a total value of $54.17 when considering the original value of the two discontinued products, which is pretty awesome.  I have unsubscribed for now due to the shipping and communication issues, but perhaps in the future I'll give them another shot. 


Eugenia said...

That is a pretty god box!

Jessica Borg said...

you got some really great products in that box!!!

Pity about the communication issue :( i hate it when that happens!

yousoldtheworld said...

I'm surprised how much I like it, even though I've liked past boxes. I'm a little in love with the lip gloss!

yousoldtheworld said...

Yeah, I'm hoping they get things sorted and I feel good about going back to them in the future! :)

Britt said...

I love that gloss! It looks like your skin tone is similar to mine so I might have to try and find one as well...or maybe a kind that comes close.

Angela Scooler said...

I've thought about joining but decided not to when I heard about the discontinued products. It looks like a great deal but I want new products.

Veronica Yanco said...

I am so very sorry for any troubles you experienced with the delivery of your bag. We are working very hard with CS and I can assure you we have fixed the problems we were having.

yousoldtheworld said...

I wish you could really see the gloss in all its's truly iridescent. Super pretty and different from any of my other glosses!

yousoldtheworld said...

Yeah, I definitely understand that. :) I'm cool with discontinued products as long as they're good ones!

yousoldtheworld said...

Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it! :)