Friday, October 18, 2013

Pink Embrace Collection by Total Beauty


RATING (out of 5 stars): 3 stars

COST: $24.99 (includes shipping)

THE SKINNY: We've been talking about the Total Beauty Pink Embrace box all month because we are giving one away.

Enter the giveaway through Oct. 31.


But what's inside? We took a peek in the box to tell you what you'll find before you win or so you can decide if you want to buy one for yourself.

At first I will admit being a little disappointed in this box because the previous one also contained Dove Go Sleeveless Deodorant. (But I do like the product and can't really complain too much.)

The signature item in the box is a tube of Living Nature Precious Lipstick. It is a nice mauve-ish pink shade that intimidated me somewhat at first since I am not really a pink kind of girl. But it actually looked pretty good on. It has a nice matte finish and looked incredibly natural. (Plus with every purchase of this color (Precious), Living Nature is donating $1 to breast cancer research.

So if you are a lipstick girl and want this item. The box is a super value. You save close to $10 on the lipstick and get everything else as well.

I have to admit I have been a fan of recent boxes from Total Beauty Shops. This one would have appealed to me even more if I were more of a lipstick girl. But it is still a pretty good value; the items in the box retail for $53.39, not including the sample sizes.

Here's the full rundown of what you'll find inside:
  • Living Nature Precious Lipstick (Full size, $33.50)
  • Dove Go Sleeveless Deodorant (Full size, $4.79)
  • EVOLVh Shampoo (Travel size, $7)
  • EVOLVh Conditioner (Travel size, $8)
  • Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
  • LaLiciuos Vanilla Body Butter
  • Primavera Calming Moisture Cream 
KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. There's nothing in this box that I won't use.

CHECK IT OUT: This box goes on sale today and a percentage of proceeds will be donated to Triple Step Toward the Cure. Beauty Test Dummies readers can buy the box and get 15% off through Nov. 8 with coupon code PINK15.

-- Tested by Carrie 

DISCLOSURE: Total Beauty Shops provided the box for review and is providing the prize for the giveaway. The opinions stated are those of Beauty Test Dummies alone.