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Total Beauty Collection for HSN – So Many Good Things


I am so happy that the beauty box is coming to HSN!!

These little boxes are full of testers of so many good beauty things. I am so hesitant to lay down the money for some beauty products only to have a full container that I may or may not use ever again. With I get to try out the best beauty products without the worry.

The Total Beauty Collection is the ultimate beauty goodie bag, chock full of trial size cosmetics samples. And unlike most samples box programs, there’s no subscription required, so I don’t get stuck paying a monthly fee.

This particular beauty box will be available for purchase from HSN!

So what’s in this beauty box?


So what is my take on this box of beauty?  Click more to find out.

Benefit The POREfessional Pore Primer – I am a Benefit follower through and through. And the Benefit The POREfessional Pore Primer did not disappoint. It goes onto my clean skin well, and is a great primer before I start the rest of my makeup routine. I am more of a matte girl, though, in general. It is slightly tinted beige but it still looks good on my skin. And yes, the pores on my nose looked smaller.

Perlier Shea Butter Hand Cream – Due to my other job, I have to wash my hands repeatedly throughout the day. My hands get beyond dry, so I am always on the hunt for a good moisturizing lotion that is not slimy feeling. The Perlier Shea Butter Hand Cream smells great, and makes my hands feel smooth without being too heavy. Just remember not to use a large amount of this hand cream, it would really be too much. A little pea size would be a great start.

Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage Exfoliating Facial – Having worked in the spa industry for a long while now, I am quite familiar with the results from glycolic. The Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage Exfoliating Facial has a grainy texture, and smells like tea tree. If you are not familiar with tea tree that can be off putting. Between the glycolic and the texture this gave my face a nice smooth and moisturized feel. Especially nice after a long week of running outside in the wind first thing in the morning.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – Black – Can we talk about my obsession with mascara? I mean, really. I am constantly trying to find one that does everything all at once. You know, makes my lashes amazing all of the time even when I am super lazy. This is a nice volumizing mascara. I have small lashes so I tend to like a longer look, but with a nice full set of lashes, that CURL too by the way with this mascara, I might be a convert. It doesn’t get sticky and clumpy, either. So major pluses for Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – Black. I just don’t like the name… at all.

Elysee YouthSpan Enviro-Shield Tinted Veil – When I got my TotalBeauty box, I had no idea what I was supposed to do with the Elysee YouthSpan Enviro-Shield Tinted Veil. I had to look it up. It’s a tinted moisturizer that has anti-aging properties. When applied, it has a slight color to it. It almost looks like fine glitter, but not in a 12 year old girl at the mall sort of way. More of a scattering the light to balance the skin tone of my face, look. I didn’t see any of the anti-aging since it was a small sample but it did tint the skin. I don’t know if I would buy this. It just didn’t really wow me.

Wei East China Herbal Intensive Eye Pads – Ok these things are great. They are pads filled with an herbal mixture that sit under the eyes. They’re supposed to help with puffiness and dark circles. I put mine in the firdge and laid down for about 20 minutes. The pads worked for my puffy, tired eyes. Even if it is just me taking 20 minutes to do absolutely nothing other than relax they are totally worth it.

Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred Strength Hair Serum – I have super long hair that is super dry, and breaks. I also color it to cover greys. I’m used to using silicone based hair products to make my hair feel better, so this was a nice surprise. I’d rather use fruit oils than silicone. The Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred Strength Hair Serum helped my hair feel softer and less tangled. Don’t over do it on the amount or your hair can feel greasy.

M Asam VinoLift Skin Tightening Cream – This cream does what it says. The M Asam VinoLift Skin Tightening Cream does tighten my skin, and didn’t really take that long to absorb. It’s not thick like some of the reviews I read. I used just a dab at first and then added more. Don’t over do the amounts! If you’re not used to skin tightening products you can think the skin feels “dry” but it’s not. The scent is really nice, too.

Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials – Bare – I always forget to prime my eyes when I’m in a hurry. Then, my eye shadow ends up falling all over my face. The Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials – Bare works well priming my lids. I have uneven coloring on my eye lid/under eye area, so this was a big help. It was a little shimmery, but when I applied my matte shadow over the top it was fine. Also remember to LET IT DRY COMPLETELY before putting on any eye makeup. It doesn’t take that long, so don’t worry.

So keep an eye out!  The Total Beauty Collection for HSN will be available soon. I think the Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage Exfoliating Facial and Benefit The POREfessional Pore Primer make it work it on their own.

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  1. I love Total Beauty Boxes!

  2. There’s no better way to test out a product

  3. I would love to have this collection!

  4. This is great, great for passing along!!

  5. I have to pick this up there are a lot of my favorite products in it.

  6. I want to try everything!

  7. Such a great collection!