Showing posts with label Previews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Previews. Show all posts

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Yuzen Box Autumn 2015 Review

We’ve previously written about the reasons that Team TME chose Yuzen Box as the “Best Subscription Box of 2014” and Yuzen Box Autumn 2015 solidifies our opinion. We can tell you what’s in the box, and we will, but first we need to share the experience of receiving Yuzen’s Fall 2015 edition.

On the day that the Yuzen Autumn 2015 Box arrived, we’d been having a particularly horrid day. We grabbed the box with a bit of disinterest, but curiosity got the best of us and we opened it. Stunningly wrapped in (reusable) pink tissue paper with Yuzen’s signature piece of (reusable) Japanese Yuzen paper across the front, we began to smile. And in spite of ourselves, a feeling of calm began to wash over. This is the feeling that you get when you receive a Yuzen Box! 

Yuzen Box Autumn 2015:

  • Lavender Organza Drawstring Bag (Reusable)
  • Description Card With “Why We Chose It” and Discount Codes
  • Africa Organics Marula Conditioner
  • COWGIRL Extreme Antioxidant Serum
  • ECO LIPS Organic Lip Scrub
  • GLEE Natural Sugar-Free Chewing Gum in Refresh-Mint
  • Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver Body Wash
  • Red Flower Lymphatic Phytopower Sea Cleaner and Masque
  • Red Flower Artic Berry Cloud Milk Cream

It’s fairly often for those that receive subscription boxes to dislike, or feel ambivalent about, at least one item in the box. In our experience, it’s never happened with a Yuzen Box. Each item with the Yuzen Autumn Box was simply delightful! Yuzen Boxes are available quarterly ($33/quarter) and the brand also offers anytime gifting.

As you can see each box includes luxury eco-conscious beauty, snack, and lifestyle items that are carefully curated directly by the owners - Jen and Ted. Along the lines of eco-conscious, Yuzen began using less packaging this summer … Thank You Yuzen. As for Yuzen’s quarterly subscription service that can be just for you, but if you’re looking for something lovely and unique as a gift you’ll need not look any further then Yuzen’s Gift Box ($36).

Saturday, July 4, 2015

NARS Fall 2015 Color Collection and Fall 2015 Gifting Preview

To kick off July, NARS shared a preview of its new collections … NARS Fall 2015 Color Collection and NARSissist Fall 2015 Gifting sets. NARS Fall 2015 Color Collection is a 14-piece compilation and NARSissist Fall 2015 Gifting Collections consists of stunning new palettes! And making its official launch is the Velvet Shadow Stick.

The Fall 2015 Color Collection, created by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars, stars a lush and lavish mix of shades for eyes, lips, and cheeks. The look begins with natural sculpting of the face. Eyes dramatized in smoky shimmering brown and golden ombré. Lips captivate in tones of iconic red.

The 14-piece Fall 2015 Color Collection includes: 8 Velvet Shadow Sticks, 2 Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows, 2 Lip Glosses, 1 Lipstick and 1 Blush

Velvet Shadow Stick ($28) Shades

  • Hollywoodland - Pale Gold
  • Aigle Noir - Black infused with gold shimmer
  • Glénan - Navy
  • Goddess - Pink Champagne
  • Oaxaca - Quartz
  • Sukhothai - Shimmering Peacock
  • Flibuste - Black
  • Reykjavik - Grey

Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29) Shades
  • Telesto - Brown with gold shimmer
  • Pasiphae - Shimmering peacock burgundy

Lipstick ($27)
  • VIP Red - Dark brique

Lip Gloss ($26)
  • Chelsea Girls - Pink Beige
  • Baby Doll - Shimmering Candy Pink

Blush ($30)
  • Tribulation - Shimmery rosy sand

This year the NARSissist Fall 2015 Gifting Collection is composed of two gorgeous palettes, the NARSissist Hardwired Eye Kit and the NARSissist Matte/Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette.

The limited-edition #NARSissist Hardwired Eye Kit ($59) features a compact of six shadows ranging from pale lilac to smoky charcoal, a mini Via De’Martelli Larger Than Life Eyeliner and a newly designed travel size Wide Contour Brush #43 for easy, on-the-go applications.

The limited-edition Matte/Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette ($65) features a company of eight shades ranging from creamy, warm neutrals for day to subtle shimmery, sultry hues for night. The shades included in this palette are Nassau, Maya Bay, Ithaca, Dogon, Mandchourie, Bonifacio, Zagreb, and Heraklion. This palette also comes with a mini Night Clubbing Mini Series Eyeliner.

NARS Fall 2015 availability: NARS Fall 2015 Color Collection will launch online at NARS and NARS boutiques on July 15; NARS Hardwired Eye Kit is available online at NARS and at NARS boutiques on July 15 and at department and specialty stores on August 1; and NARS Matte/Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette is available at Sephora July 1 and online at NARS and at NARS boutiques on November 1.