Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The Shopping Channel Beauty Tote Bag of Goodies

Hello My Lovelies!

Today I wanted to tell you a little bit about my recent purchase from the shopping channel.  I saw a post by Alexandra at Plumpish Beauty who bought the shopping channel's Beauty tote bag.  Seeing as I have no self control, I bought it.

What in it?

Well the bag is around $30 + $14 for shipping and tax and it is filled with all sorts of pretty things!  I believe I received 6 full size items and 14 sample sized items!  What a STEAL!

To top it all off, they included a gift certificate for $29.87 (the price of the bag) for you to purchase anything from the shopping channel.  

The total of the full sized items alone was $178 retail.

Check out what I got:

Not a bad haul at all huh?

Oh what fun I have.  The bag itself is actually pretty big (perfect for the beach) but in my humble opinion, is U G L Y.  Oh well.  Lets take a closer look at the goods:

Urban Decay Super Curl Curling Mascara: Not my favorite, and this is my second sample of this mascara.  Just not my cup of tea.

Pur Minerals Impact Plus Mascara: I haven't tried this yet but I use Pur minerals foundation and love it so I'm excited to try this

CARGO One Base Concealer + Foundation in one: This is far too dark for me as I have pasty Irish princess skin.  I'll give it to someone else..   

iampure Night and Day Cream: I haven't tried this either because there are a few other face creams in the tote.  However, it smells lovely.  The entire bag smells like these 2 creams for some reason.

Kalaya Restore After Sun Treatment: Boy is this handy.  I haven't had a sunburn yet (knock on wood) but i'll sure reach for this when I do.

Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer: This bad boy retails for $80.  One of the reasons I bought this tote is because my mums birthday is coming up and who wouldn't like an $80 wrinkle cream for her birthday?

PRAI Youth Synchronizer: Full size, retails for around $40 I believe.  Another gift for momma, to pamper herself. 

Ojon Damage Reverse Hair Serum: I am not a fan of hair oils because mine is so thin, it always turns out oily.  I don't think I'll give it a try.. 

Elysée Radiance and Retexturizing Serium: Oh this makes me feel fancy.  I`m not sure if it actually does anything but it sure makes my skin feel soft.  Love it.

it Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer: Again, too dark.  I `ll give it to momma. 

Sibu Seed Oil: This stuff smells horrible, but it works.  Another favorite product.  Helps relieve symptoms of rosacea, eczema, acne and dermatitis.  

Pro Strong Nail Enamel: A very pretty color but haven`t gotten around to putting it on.  As a Maven I get new nail polish every month so this one will have to wait in line ;)

Tan Towel:  Remember that pasty Irish princess skin I was telling you about? Well I'm afraid to use this.  End of story.  I'll take pictures if I do.

Lily Tibetan Chrysanthemum Age Rectify Cream: Ok I meant to give this to mum too as I am only 23 and don't need wrinkle care but as soon as I swatched it on my hand, my skin was incredibly soft!  I love it.  PLUS it smells good AND its purple. 

StriVectin-SD Instant Retexturizing Scrub:  I love this.  It cleans your skin, leaves it soft.  Simple. 

Boscia Makeup Remover: I don't like this all that much.  Maybe its because it didn't work for me?  I don't know just not a fan.

And Lastly: 

Consonant Skincare Organic Foaming Face Wash:  This is lovely.  Leaves your skin feeling clean, no muss no fuss, AND its full sized.  Score.

Naturally Hand and Body Lotion, White Tea Ginger: This is decent.  Nothing spectacular in the slightest.  Its just an ordinary hand cream.

So now is about the time where I would normally give the link so that all of you wonderful people can get a tote of your very own.

However, it appears that they do not sell them anymore.  If I had been a little more on the ball I would have posted this a week ago and it might still be available.  Sorry!

I guess you'll all just have to be jealous (haha kidding!)

But seriously,  if you want me to do a more thorough review on anything (I will in time) let me know in the comments!!

Cheers to all,


P.S don't forget to check out my 50 follower giveaway!  Its been a week and now I'm almost at 100!  I can't even believe it, people have been so responsive towards my little blog, THANK YOU


  1. What a great deal! I agree, the bag is kind of ugly, but it's what inside that counts! And I totally buy things like that just for my mum too(: xoxo

  2. Your bag was loaded with goodies!

  3. I wanted one of these but the look of the bag was what made me decide not to order! I agree- it is ugly! but the products inside are not :D :D

  4. After seeing your and Plumpish Beauty's posts I really wish that I had gotten this bag! It was such a great deal!

    :) Chelsey

    I'm having a GIVEAWAY for my Blog's 1st Birthday! Would love for you to enter!

  5. Really cool bag! I mean, not the bag itself (pretty ugly) but the contents. I wish I knew about this when it was still available.

    Funny when you wrote: "my mums birthday is coming up and who wouldn't like an $80 wrinkle cream for her birthday?" because I just posted a post about my mom and how offended she was when I got her cream a couple years ago for her birthday. lol

  6. yeah have to agree, ugly bag but a fab array of products inside!!! Think the bag would have put me off!!

    found you via BBU bloghop

    come on over and say hi

  7. the bag is too plastic-y! but the amount of items it held is amazing!! great deal :)

  8. I picked up one of these guys too and got pretty much the same items you did and Aleksandra did. My mom will be getting the wrinkle cream stuff too although at 29 I guess I could be using them too!

  9. Ohhhh yeh!! The bag was SOOOO perfect for when I went camping..so don't get rid of it. If it gets ruined you won't be sad! heeh! Or you could always keep it as a gift for grandma? lol I should have saved it as one of the giveaways we do at Christmas (I'm a property manager in a seniors complex). Oh, I'm making myself giggle about the bag now. What's worse is I got the matching cosmetic bag..ha!

    Anyways, great review and thank you for linking up to my blog!! :D I'm glad you were able to get it...they sold out lickity split!

  10. That's definitely a lot of products!!

    Stopping by from the BBU hop and happy to be your newest follower.

    Stop by my blog if you get the chance :)

    xo, Jersey Girl