Today was an awesome day for me, because my LASH BASH box arrived! Don't know what a Lash Bash is? Go HERE, really quick, and read all about it!
The box was delivered by FedEx (yay!), and I quickly pulled out my camera and made a video of my unboxing (you can see it at the bottom of this post), and then took pictures of everything to share with you!
|A Letter from Benefit and Ipsy|
|Deluxe Sample/Travel size of Benetint Cheek Stain, 2.5mL size, available HERE, retail value $8 each.|
|Deluxe Sample/Travel size Sugarbomb Ultra Plus Lip Gloss, 6.5mL size, available HERE, retail value $10 each.|
|Deluxe Sample/Travel Size They're Real! Mascara, 3.0g size, available HERE, retail value approx. $7.50 each (they are slightly smaller than the deluxe size sold by Benefit, by 1g).|
|Coupons! Free product/service with purchase of They're Real! I'll post the code once they become active...|
|Seriously, are these not the cutest gift bags ever? I love how they look like little purses, and even have a faux zipper on the back :)|
|I've spent enough time in marketing to know that branding is everything. These cute pink napkins are the perfect finishing touch!|
|I have to admit, I have a soft spot for makeup bags!!|
|They're Real Mascara, full size (8.5g), available HERE, retail value $23.|
Hervana Blush, full size (0.28 oz), available HERE, retail value $28.
|Peek-A-Bright Eyes Eye Illuminating Kit, full size (3x0.8g powder shadows,1.4g cream eye bright, 2 travel brushes), available HERE, retail value $32.|
|Gimme Brow brow-volumizing fiber gel, full size (3.0g each), in shades medium/deep (left) and light/medium (left), available HERE, retail value $22 each.|
|Creaseless Cream Shadow, full size (4.5g) in Bikini-Tini, available HERE, retail value $20.|
|Creaseless Cream Shadow, full size (4.5g) in Bronze Have More Fun, available HERE, retail value $20.|
|Seriously, this Glam Guide is super cute, and really well done. I wish more brands offered this!|
|For photo ops at the Lash Bash. Such a cute idea, especially for those who are camera-shy (like me!)|
|Ipsy + Benefit Cosmetics Lash Bash!|
At my Lash Bash, 9 guests (plus me!) will get a gift bag with deluxe samples of They're Real! Mascara, Sugarbomb Lip Gloss and BeneTint in a gift bag:
|I seriously LOVE these gift bags. I'm going to add some personalized items as keepsakes, but you'll have to wait to see those!|
|Benetint Rose tinted lip & cheek stain (unblended on the left, blended on the right)|
|Sugarbomb Ultra Plush Lip Gloss|
They're Real! Mascara
Ok, so I didn't swatch the mascara, but it's black. Please enjoy this photo for it's statistics of women who LOVE this product, plus the cute tube :)
On to My hostess goodies!
I am seriously in LOVE with the limited edition cosmetic bag that they sent, as part of my hostess gift:
|Here it is with all of the full size items I received in it :)|
|Full size tube of They're Real! beyond mascara|
I also received these testers for my guests to try out. They'll make a great addition to my stash after the party. I'm sure all the guests will have fun with ALL my makeup :)
|Gimme Brow, light/medium on the left, medium/deep on the right.|
|Creaseless Cream shadow, Bronze Have More Fun on the left, Bikini-Tini on the right.|
Peek-a-bright Eyes, left to right: pink Eye Brightener, Buff (base), Warm Chocolate (contour), Pearly Pink (highlight).
Possibly my favorite item is the Peek-A-Bright Eyes Eye Illuminating Kit, that contains 2 brushes (one is double sided), a creamy pink Eye Brightener, and shadows in buff (base shadow), warm chocolate (contour shadow), and pearly pink (highlight shadow) all in one adorable box!
|Seriously, a gorgeous eye look in a box?! Score!|
|Hervana (rhymes with Nirvana) blush, it's super hard to see in this picture, but it really is a natural pink blush color.|
The catalog is super cute, also. I took a couple pictures of some of the pages, just to give you an idea of what was inside:
The #realsies frame is adorable too, and Tiny Love just HAD to pose with it for you:
|She's #real, alright! And no, she is NOT wearing mascara. She's just adorably real.|
TOTAL RETAIL VALUE of the prize pack:
Guest's party favors (benetint, sugarbomb, and They're Real samples): $25.50 (each)
Hostess gift (mascara and the priceless bag): $23.00
Testers (creaseless shadow, gimme brow, Hervana, Peek-a-Bright): $144.00
Total for Party Kits: $255
Total for full size items: $167
GRAND TOTAL: $422
O M G! That's A LOT of makeup!!!!!
Hopefully my friends will have a BLAST at my bash, and if there are any NO SHOWS, I will be GIVING away any extra guest favor bags to my readers. Stay tuned (but no promises, my guest list is currently FULL) :)
If you are considering joining Ipsy (who is helping sponsor the Lash Bash), won't you please use my REFERRAL link? $10 each month gets you 4-5 full size/deluxe size beauty items, plus a cosmetics bag. I get points to be used on goodies, and you get good karma. It's a win/win :)
Until next time, my lovelies :) Stay beautiful...and above all, stay Only Average!
Disclaimer: I received these items as a prize for a contest I entered them, at no cost to me. I was neither asked nor required to review these items. I have not been compensated for this opinion in any way, and it is my honest thoughts on the products listed above. The referral link in this post (Ipsy) is one where I would receive credit for a referral, and be compensated with free product for referring 2 people. Here is a link that just goes to Ipsy, without my referral code. Links to vendor's sites are not referral or compensated links. I strive for honesty :)