Sunday, June 29, 2014

Review: Benefit Cosmetics 'They're Real' Push Up Liner

Apparently there has been a shitload of hype about this new Benefit eyeliner contraption. Ever since I admitted that I had missed the hype due to literally never checking my email (apologies to literally anyone who has ever sent me an email), friends have been sending me photos of giant billboards and shit advertising this new gel liner.

Well, I own it. So I guess I should tell you about it.


I find the name a little bit baffling since it doesn't make any sense in the context of an eyeliner. The idea behind the name for Benefit's "They're Real" mascara is "I am not wearing falsies. These are my real eyelashes that have been manually made more evident by mascara, but nothing is glued to my face." 'They're real' because they are not false eyelashes.

This eyeliner really shines, though, in giving you a decent-looking cat eye. I don't know what a "fake" cat eye would be, since all attempts to glue eyeliner to my face have ended in tragedy.


The reason this eyeliner has attracted so much attention is because the concept is relatively unique. Liquid liner pens are a godsend to anyone who can barely draw a straight line or who wants their eyeliner to be as similar to using a Sharpie as possible. Someone at Benefit's product development said, "Hm. I wonder if we could shove gel eyeliner into a similar gizmo and it could kind of ooze out and you could shape it a little or something." So, that's what they made.

When you get the pen, the tip is stopped up by a little traffic-cone orange plug. You pull the fucker out and twist the back a crapload and stop when you finally see some eyeliner coming out.


The tip of the eyeliner is a slanted, rubbery edge and the liner comes out straight from the enter in an incredibly phallic way, like some black, demonic pre-cum.

I found that, once the product hit the tip, it came out at a really reasonable, controllable rate.


The gel itself is softer than a traditional gel liner by necessity. It's the consistency of a pudding that has been sitting out in the sun for a while. I did not have any issues applying it. I thought the process was really easy and that it gave a great effect.

It does have the classic, matte black gel liner look. It stays on quite nicely, also. It's a "I need makeup remover to get rid of these swatches" kind of liner.


I am not sure it was easier to apply than a traditional gel liner, and I don't think it would be for anyone who doesn't fall to pieces at the thought of using a brush. I do appreciate that it saves me a washing, however.

Here's how it looks on my face:


Come closer, my dear.


…THE BETTER TO EAT YOU WITH.

Although it certainly gives a nice winged liner effect, I have actually been using it most frequently for tightlining.  I find that gel eyeliner gives the most dramatic, quick-to-apply tightline look, and that this format saves me approximately four seconds in the morning when tightlining compared to conventional gel liner.

I'm not necessarily sure that four seconds per day is worth $24 for most people, though, especially since everything in pen form is teensy tiny. At 0.04oz, this eyeliner is a steep $600 per ounce. Oof.

There are definitely some people who will adore this product. If you are the kind of person who likes things in pen form, you probably will like this, too. I also think it would be AWESOME for carrying with you to do touch-ups, if you are the type of person who leaves the house for reasons other than work. Finally, if you are really lusting after it and you have the cash to justify it, I would probably lean on the "go ahead and buy the damn thing" side. It's a good eyeliner. It works well. The biggest flaw is simply that you don't get a lot of product for your dollar.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ipsy June 2014 Review

It's the end of the month, and I'm pretty sure that waiting until June is over to write about a June subscription box means I get a late fine or something.

Here's what I got in Ipsy this month:


For once, I think the bag is pretty darn cute!

Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara (full size at 0.25 oz), retail value $15


The Be a Bombshell mascara was the subject of great controversy this month. Early Ipsy receivers balked at the smell that allegedly smelled like something so caustic it would set your lashes on fire.

Thanks, Obama!

Either these people got something way nastier than I did or they are all fucking bloodhounds. Mine smelled like slightly yucky-smelling mascara.

I did use the mascara several times and can confirm that I still have both eyes and most of my other body parts, so take that as you will.

That's not to say that the mascara is any good, though.


The formula leans drier and it just doesn't have any drama. It's kind of like using those disposable mascara wands you find in Sephora-- you just kind of scrape the thing along you lashes and make grumbly noises in dissatisfaction.

Be a Bombshell Mascara on Human Face

It's not the worst mascara I have ever tried, but it really doesn't do a particularly good job.

Ofra Cosmetics Universal Eyebrow Pencil (full size at 0.04 oz), retail value $13


The eyebrow pencil I received was a lot better. I sometimes forget that eyebrow pencils have a time and a place because I tend to prefer creamier products, but it's nice to be able go, "Yeah. This is the line where I am going to put my eyebrows. Stay put, brow. Stop having weird, hairless gaps."


The pencil was nice and soft, and the color was good on me. "Universal"? Probably not. I wouldn't recommend it to any blondes who aren't into the "Orlando Bloom as Legolas" look or to anyone with very dark hair. But it's cool and light brown and it will probably look decent on people who want their eyebrows to be cool and light brown.

Ofra Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil on Human Face

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée (full size at 0.27 fl oz), retail value $4.99


I was not looking forward to this product when I first got it because the name "Creme Brûlée" is makeup code for "too nude for you, Robyn. Pick a different color."


I will say, though, I didn't hate it nearly as much as I thought that I would. It does nude out my lips a bit, as the color is lighter than my natural lip color, but it's still pink enough that I don't feel the need to roll my eyes at it.


The gloss is sticky, but not dramatically so. It kind of feels like how Elmer's glue might feel immediately after you put it on your lips, before it has had a chance to dry at all.

NYX Creme Brûlée on Human Face

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray (1.52 fl oz), approximate retail value $3.25


I don't know what to say about this because I didn't find that it did anything. Here's my head, though, in case you want to see it:


Realtree For Her Eau de Parfum (estimated 0.15 fl oz), estimated retail value $0.88


This perfume has a vintage "Cherry Blossom Body Spray" kind of vibe to it. In other words, it is perfect for any of you who happen to be a teenager from the 1980s.

Total Box Value: $37.12

Everything all together looks like this:


Overall, I'm pretty happy. Ipsy is cheap at $10 a month, and they send out a lot of "meh" brands, so getting a few duds is par for the course. I'm quite happy with the brow pencil and moderately happy with the lipgloss, and that's good enough.

If you are filled with a desire to join Ipsy, of course, you are welcome to use my referral link by clicking here.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Are the VIB Value Kits a Better Deal? Or: A Guide to Sephora's Summer 2014 Makeup Value Sets

It's time for my biannual "let's see if Sephora's value kits are a good deal or not" post! For my methods, suggested uses, and caveats, please see my original post here.

As always, having a good value on paper does not mean the kit is worth it for you, but having the numbers and the breakdown by product can help you make an informed decision.

There is one noteworthy difference between this post and my previous posts. In an effort to increase perks for VIB and VIB Rouge Sephora members, the company has introduced a handful of value sets that are exclusive to their bigger spenders. (These kits are available here.) I was curious whether or not these kits were better values than the generally available sets. Thus, I separated the VIB exclusives and the regular kits in order to compare them. This may make for slightly more difficult browsing. The results of my comparison are available at the bottom of the post.

Image Source: http://www.sephora.com/vib-rouge-value-sets?icid2=bihq_exclusives_061714_image.jpg&om_mmc=oth-bt-richlinks-2013


VIB Exclusives

1. Living Proof Style Lab Travel Kit
Contains:
2 oz Prime Style Extender, retail value $12
0.17 oz Satin Hair Serum, approximate retail value $3.29
0.25 oz Amp² Instant Texture Volumizer, approximate retail value $3
3 oz Flex Shaping Hairspray, retail value $15
Sephora's Stated Value: $35
Actual Value: $33.29
Total Cost: $29
Percent: 114.79%

2. Philosophy Amazing Grace Set
Contains:
5 oz Amazing Grace Body Butter, retail value $28
8 oz Amazing Grace Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, approximate retail value $12
0.33 oz Amazing Grace Fragrance Rollerball, retail value $20
Sephora's Stated Value: $67
Actual Value: $60
Total Cost: $52
Percent: 115.38%

3. JINsoon Trio de Couleurs
Contains:
0.33 oz Nail Lacquer in Blue Iris, retail value $18
0.33 oz Nail Lacquer in Kookie White, retail value $18
0.33 oz Nail Lacquer in Tea Rose, retail value $18
Sephora's Stated Value: $54
Actual Value: $54
Total Cost: $45
Percent: 120%

4. Caudalie The Divine Collection
Contains:
1.7 oz Divine Oil, retail value $32
5.3 oz Divine Scrub, retail value $38
5.3 oz Divine Candle, retail value $48
Sephora's Stated Value: $118
Actual Value: $118
Total Cost: $82
Percent: 143.90%

5. Laura Mercier Inner Artist Quartet
Contains:
1 x 0.01 oz Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat, approximate retail value $4
1 x 0.01 oz Eye Basics in Wheat, approximate retail value $1.38
1 x 0.12 oz Translucent Loose Setting Powder, approximate retail value $4.20
Fan brush, retail value $30
Sephora's Stated Value: $35
Actual Value: $39.58
Total Cost: $25
Percent: 158.32%

6. Buxom Pout It Out
Contains:
0.14 oz Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Mai Tai, retail value $19
0.15 oz Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Celeste, retail value $19
0.15 oz Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss in Yow, retail value $19
Sephora's Stated Value: $57
Actual Value: $57
Total Cost: $34
Percent: 167.65%

7. Josie Maran Four-Piece Glowing Beauty Set
Contains:
0.3 oz Argan High Gloss Lip Quench in Pink Honey, retail value $16
1 oz Argan Illuminizer Skin Brightener, retail value $28
0.39 oz Argan Beautiful Eyes Eyeshadow Set in Beautiful Purples, retail value $36
0.18 oz Cheek Gelée Blush in Pink Escape, retail value $22
Sephora's Stated Value: $102
Actual Value: $102
Total Cost: $60
Percent: 170%

8. Tarte Making Waves Best-Selling Summer Essentials Kit
Contains:
0.20 Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Exposed, retail value $26
0.32 oz Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess, retail value $30
0.04 oz LipSurgence Power Pigment in Exposed, retail value $24
0.24 oz Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara, retail value $20
Limited-Edition The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush, retail value $32
Sephora's Stated Value: $150
Actual Value: $132
Total Cost: $75
Percent: 176%

9. Stila Come Up Roses Makeup Set
Contains:
In The Moment 10 Pan Eyeshadow Palette, retail value $39
0.05 oz Lip Glaze in Shortcake, approximate retail value $13.75
0.5 oz All Over Shimmer in Rose Gold Shimmer, retail value $20
Sephora's Stated Value: $67
Actual Value: $72.75
Total Cost: $39
Percent: 186.54%

10. Tarte Glow Beyond Bestsellers Set and Travel Bag
Contains:
Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self-tanning Face Towelette, retail value $2.10
0.2 oz Beauty & the Box Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Quad in Just Deserts, retail value $22
0.04 oz LipSurgence Power Pigment in Awakening, retail value $24
1.7 oz Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanner, retail value $13
0.9 oz Bronze & Glow Matte Bronzer & Cheek Tint in Park Ave Princess, retail value $32
Sephora's Stated Value: $107
Actual Value: $93.10
Total Cost: $49
Percent: 190%

11. Too Faced La Crème de La Crème Long Lasting Lip Collection
Contains:
0.01 oz Perfect Spice Lip Liner, retail value $17
0.11 oz La Crème Lip Cream: Spice Spice Baby, retail value $22
0.11 oz La Crème Lip Cream: Naked Dolly, retail value $22
0.12 oz Deluxe Lip Insurance, approximate retail value $15.20
Sephora's Stated Value: $74
Actual Value: $76.20
Total Cost: $38
Percent: 200.53%

12. Stila Here Comes the Sun Makeup Set
Contains:
0.05 oz Deluxe Lip Glaze in Peaches and Cream, approximate retail value $13.75
0.09 oz Eye Shadow Trio in Goddess, retail value $20
0.01 oz Smudge Stick Eye Liner in Lionfish, retail value $20
0.17 oz Custom Color Blush in Self Adjusting Bronze, retail value $20
0.5 oz All Over Shimmer in Liquid Bronze, retail value $20
Sephora's Stated Value: $88
Actual Value: $93.75
Total Cost: $44
Percent: 213.07%

13. Becca 24/7 Tints Kit
Contains:
0.24 oz. Eye Tint in Romanticism, retail value $24
0.24 oz. Eye Tint in Gilt, retail value $24
0.24 oz. Beach Tint in Raspberry, retail value $25
0.24 oz. Beach Tint in Grapefruit, retail value $25
Sephora's Stated Value: $98
Actual Value: $98
Total Cost: $44
Percent: 222.73%

14. Urban Decay Lip Junkie Duo
Contains:
0.34 oz Midnight Cowboy Lip Gloss, retail value $19
0.34 oz Obsessed Lip Gloss, retail value $19
Sephora's Stated Value: $38
Actual Value: $38
Total Cost: $9
Percent: 422.22%

Mean Percent Value: 185.80%



General Value Sets

1. BareMinerals Prime and Perfect Pair
Contains:
0.5 oz Prime Time Foundation Primer, approximate retail value $11.50
0.03 oz Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, approximate retail value $2.00
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $13.50
Total Cost: $15
Percent: 90%

2. Josie Maran Argan Lip and Cheek Stick Set
Contains:
4 x 0.21 oz Argan Lip & Cheek Color Stick in Beautiful, Pink, Coral, Twinkle, estimated retail value $33.60
Sephora's Stated Value: $56
Actual Value: $33.60
Total Cost: $34

Percent: 98.82%

3. BeautyBlender Duo Set
Contains:
2X BeautyBlender, retail value $28.95
5 oz BlenderCleanser, approximate retail value $14.95
Sephora's Stated Value: $43.90
Actual Value: $43.90
Total Cost: $39.95

Percent: 109.91%

4. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics In Your Face Kit
Contains:
0.33 oz Lip Tar, retail value $18
0.42 oz Crème Colour Concentrate, retail value $20
0.04 oz Cosmetic Colour Pencil, retail value $16
Sephora's Stated Value: $67
Actual Value: $54
Total Cost: $47.50
Percent: 113.68%

5. Clinique Paired in Purple
Contains:
0.10 oz Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Grandest Purple, retail value $17
0.14 oz A Different Nail Enamel in Hot Date, approximate retail value $5.83
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $22.83
Total Cost: $19.50
Percent: 117.08%

6. Yves Saint Laurent Love and Lacquer Reds Set
Contains:
0.2 oz Rouge Pur Couture Vern is À Lèvres Glossy Stain in 9 Rouge Lacquer, retail value $34
0.06 oz Mascara Volume Effete Faux Coils Baby doll in Black, approximate retail value $9.00
0.34 oz La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in 1 Rouge N Pop Art - Vibrant Red, retail value $25
Sephora's Stated Value: $74
Actual Value: $68
Total Cost: $58
Percent: 117.24%

7. Benefit Feelin' Dandy Lip & Cheek Kit
Contains:
0.13 oz Posietint, approximate retail value $9.29
0.1 oz Dandelion, approximate retail value $10
0.13 oz High Beam, approximate retail value $7.51
0.22 oz Ultra Plush Dandelion, approximate retail value $7.04
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $33.84
Total Cost: $28
Percent: 120.86%

8. Benefit Cosmetics Go TropiCORAL Lip & Cheek Kit
Contains:
0.13 oz Chachatint, approximate retail value $9.29
0.1 oz Coralista, approximate retail value $10
0.13 oz High Beam, approximate retail value $7.51
0.22 oz Ultra Plush Coralista, approximate retail value $7.04
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $33.84
Total Cost: $28
Percent: 120.86%

9. Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit
Contains:
0.13 oz Benetint, approximate retail value $9.29
0.1 oz Sugarbomb, approximate retail value $10
0.13 oz High Beam, approximate retail value $7.51
0.22 oz Ultra Plush Sugarbomb, approximate retail value $7.04
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $33.84
Total Cost: $28
Percent: 120.86%

10. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Trio Set
Contains:
3 x 0.33 oz Lip Tar in Clockwork, Hush, Memento OR 3 x 0.33 oz Lip Tar in Nylon, Harlot, Trollop, retail value $54
Sephora's Stated Value: $54
Actual Value: $54
Total Cost: $39.50
Percent: 136.71%

11. Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss Collection Nudes and Brights
Contains:
6 x 0.06 oz Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss in MWAH, Dolly, Yes You, Cha Cha Cha, Strut It, Pucker Up, approximate retail value $7.60 each
Sephora's Stated Value: $51
Actual Value: $45.60
Total Cost: $32
Percent: 142.50%

12. BareMinerals The Perfect Pair
Contains:
0.28 oz Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, retail value $27
1 oz Prime Time Original Foundation Primer, retail value $23
Sephora's Stated Value: $55
Actual Value: $50
Total Cost: $35
Percent: 142.86%

13. Hourglass Best of Hourglass Set
Contains:
0.33 oz Veil Mineral Primer, retail value $18
0.35 oz Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara in Onyx, retail value $28
0.24 oz Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Ignite, retail value $28
0.16 oz N° 28 Primer Serum, approximate retail value $10.40
Sephora's Stated Value: $85
Actual Value: $84.40
Total Cost: $59
Percent: 143.05%

14. Blinc Amazing Eyes Discovery Collection
Contains:
0.12 oz Mascara Amplified in Black, approximate retail value $10.40
0.03 oz Eyeliner Pencil in Black, approximate retail value $15
0.06 oz Eye Shadow Primer in Light Tone, approximate retail value $10.29
0.06 oz Eyebrow Mousse in Light Brunette, approximate retail value $10.29
Sephora's Stated Value: $52
Actual Value: $45.98
Total Cost: $32
Percent: 143.69%

15. Too Faced Pardon My French
Contains:
0.11 oz Shadow Insurance, approximate retail value $6.29
Bonjour Soleil 2014 Eye Shadow Palette, retail value $36
0.25 oz Lash Injection Extreme Volume Tubing Mascara, approximate retail value $10.71
0.04 oz Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black, retail value $18
Sephora's Stated Value: $83
Actual Value: $71
Total Cost: $49
Percent: 144.90%

16. Makeup Forever HD Complexion Starter Kit
Contains:
0.17 oz HD Microfinish Powder, retail value $16
HD Kabuki Brush, retail value $40
0.5 oz HD Microperfecting Primer, approximate retail value $16.83
1.01 oz HD Invisible Cover Foundation, retail value $42
Sephora's Stated Value: $114
Actual Value: $114.83
Total Cost: $79

Percent: 145.35%

17. Make Up For Ever Birthday Beautiful Set
Contains:
0.07 oz HD Pressed Powder, retail value $22
0.04 oz Aqua Eyes in Purple 11L, retail value $19
0.04 oz Lip Line Perfector, retail value $19
0.84 oz Sens'Eyes Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser, approximate retail value $5.96
Sephora's Stated Value: $66
Actual Value: $65.96
Total Cost: $45
Percent: 146.58%

18. Givenchy Haute Couture Look
Contains:
0.05 oz Le Rouge Lipstick in 103 Brun Creatéur, approximate retail value $15
0.28 oz Noir Couture 4 in 1 Mascara in Black Satin, retail value $32
Sephora's Stated Value: $48
Actual Value: $47
Total Cost: $32
Percent: 146.88%

19. Givenchy Art of Mascara Set
Contains:
0.05 oz Le Rouge in 103 Brun Creatéur, approximate retail value $15
0.24 oz Phenomen'Eyes Mascara in 1 Phenomen'Black, retail value $30
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $45
Total Cost: $30
Percent: 150%

20. Josie Maran Model Citizen Kit
Contains:
2.2 oz Argan Infinity Creamy Oil, retail value $28
0.55 oz Argan Color Stick in Pink, retail value $22
0.5 oz 100% Pure Argan Oil Light, retail value $16
Sephora's Stated Value: $66
Actual Value: $66
Total Cost: $44
Percent: 150%

21. BareMinerals Try. Believe. Love. Kit
Contains:
0.03 oz Original SPF 15 Foundation, approximate retail value $2.89
0.03 oz Matte SPF 15 Foundation, approximate retail value $3.86
0.03 oz Mineral Veil Finishing Powder in Original, approximate retail value $2.00
0.02 oz Multi-tasking SPF 20 Concealer, approximate retail value $1.80
Mini Full Flawless Face Brush, approximate retail value $10
Mini Concealer Brush, approximate retail value $10
Sephora's Stated Value: $76
Actual Value: $30.55
Total Cost: $20
Percent: 152.75%

22. Tarte Discover The Amazon 3-Piece Kit
Contains:
0.8 oz Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15, approximate retail value $17.88
0.24 oz Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in Black, retail value $19
0.6 oz Pure Maracuja Oil Rollerball, approximate retail value $16.24
Sephora's Stated Value: $68
Actual Value: $53.12
Total Cost: $34.50
Percent: 153.97%

23. Too Faced Cause a Scandal
Contains:
0.02 oz 3 Way Lash Lining Tool, retail value $22
0.27 oz Better Than Sex Mascara, retail value $23
0.35 oz Shadow Insurance, retail value $20
Boudoir Eyes Eyeshadow Palette, retail value $36
Sephora's Stated Value: $101
Actual Value: $101
Total Cost: $65
Percent: 155.38%

24. Stila Pretty Pick Me Ups
Contains:
0.05 oz Lip Glaze in Guava, approximate retail value $13.75
0.07 oz Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Cream in Peony, approximate retail value $11.67
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $25.42
Total Cost: $16
Percent: 158.86%

25. Tarte Cheek Stain Collector's Vault
Contains:
8 x 0.50 oz cheek stains in Flush, Blushing Bride, Blissful, Exposed, Tipsy, True Love, Fearless, Natural Beauty, retail value $30 each
Sephora's Stated Value: $240
Actual Value: $240
Total Cost: $150
Percent: 160%

26. Makeup Forever Makeup Artist Picks 
Empty 4 Eye Shadow Palette
0.08 oz x 2 Eye Shadow Refill in 126, 164, retail value $42
0.08 oz Diamond Shadow Refill in 311, retail value $21
0.08 oz Powder Blush Refill in 92, retail value $21
0.14 oz x 2 Aqua Shadow in 28E, 20E, retail value $40
0.04 oz x 3 Aqua Eyes in 25L, 0L, 11L, retail value $57
0.40 oz Aqua Seal, retail value $21
0.07 oz Diamond Powder in White 1, retail value $25
0.24 oz Aqua Black, retail value $23
0.23 oz Smoky Extravagant, retail value $24
0.20 oz Brow Seal, retail value $18
1.01 oz HD High Definition Primer, retail value $34
0.30 oz HD High Definition Powder, retail value $34
0.08 oz x 2 Aqua Rouge in 2, 8, retail value $48
0.04 oz x 2 Aqua Lip in 2C, 8C, retail value $38
0.12 oz x 2 Rouge Artist in Natural N9, Intense 39, retail value $40
Sephora's Stated Value: $478
Actual Value: $486
Total Cost: $300
Percent: 162%

27. Stila Most Wanted Vol. II Eye Liner Duo
Contains:
0.01 oz Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, approximate retail value $12.50
0.01 oz Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Violet, retail value $20
Sephora's Stated Value: $32
Actual Value: $32.50
Total Cost: $20
Percent: 162.50%

28. Laura Mercier Hi-Lite Kit
Contains:
0.10 oz Mini Lip Glace in Bare Baby in Nude, approximate retail value $16.67
0.06 oz Deluxe Matte Radiance Baked Bronze in Highlight, approximate retail value $8.31
Sephora's Stated Value: $18
Actual Value: $24.98
Total Cost: $15
Percent: 166.53%

29. Too Faced Sexy Lips and Lashes
Contains:
0.05 oz Lip Injection, approximate retail value $10.50
0.17 oz Better Than Sex Mascara, approximate retail value $14.48
Sephora's Stated Value: $25
Actual Value: $24.98
Total Cost: $15
Percent: 166.53%

30. Laura Mercier Flawless Color Favorites for Face, Eyes, and Lips
Contains:
0.05 oz Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Violet Asphalt, retail value $23
2 x 0.03 oz Eye Colour Duet in Chocolate/Cashmere, Sable/Morning Dew, retail value $22 each
0.06 oz Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Bronze – 03, approximate retail value $8.30
0.4 oz Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara in Black, retail value $24
0.15 oz Lip Glacè in Cherub, retail value $25
1 oz Foundation Primer, approximate retail value $18.86
Sephora's Stated Value: $146
Actual Value: $143.16
Total Cost: $85
Percent: 168.42%

31. Too Faced Little Black Book Of Bronzers
Contains:
0.35 oz Milk Chocolate Soleil Light Bronzer, retail value $30
0.35 oz Chocolate Soleil Medium Bronzer, retail value $30
0.35 oz Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Bronzer, retail value $30
0.35 oz Beach Bunny Custom-Blend Bronzer, retail value $30
0.35 oz Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer, retail value $30
0.28 oz Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer, retail value $30
0.25 oz Endless Summer 16 Hour Long-Wear Bronzer, retail value $30
0.26 oz Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer
Sephora's Stated Value: $240
Actual Value: $240
Total Cost: $139
Percent: 172.66%

32. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Flawless Face
Contains:
0.2 oz Amazing Concealer, approximate retail value $16.80
0.4 oz Anti Aging Face Primer, approximate retail value $13.60
0.32 oz Velvet Mineral Powder Set, retail value $36
Concealer brush, retail value $15
Sephora's Stated Value: $88
Actual Value: $81.40
Total Cost: $47
Percent: 173.19%

33. BareMinerals Get Started Kit
Contains:
0.07 oz Original SPF 15 Foundation, approximate retail value $6.75
0.05 oz Matte SPF 15 Foundation, approximate retail value $6.75
0.02 oz SPF 20 Concealer, approximate retail value $1.80
0.05 oz Warmth All-Over Face Color, retail value $19
0.015 oz Mini bareMinerals READY SPF 15 Touch Up Veil, approximate retail value $11
0.5 oz Mini Prime Time Original Foundation Primer, approximate retail value $11.50
Full Flawless Face Brush, retail value $28
Angled Face Brush, retail value $15
Concealer Brush, retail value $20
Sephora's Stated Value: $186
Actual Value: $119.80
Total Cost: $68
Percent: 176.18%

34. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro's Picks Lip Tar
Contains:
5 X 0.33 oz Lip Tar, retail value $90
Sephora's Stated Value: $98
Actual Value: $90
Total Cost: $49
Percent: 183.67%

35. Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Complexion Kit
Contains:
0.18 oz Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Poppy Paradise, retail value $22
1 oz Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation SPF 20, retail value $34
0.5 oz Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation, approximate retail value $21
1.7 oz 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light, retail value $48
0.03 oz Argan Illuminizer, approximate retail value $0.84
Sephora's Stated Value: $128
Actual Value: $125.84
Total Cost: $68
Percent: 185.06%

36. Benefit Cosmetics Primping With the Stars Contains:
0.08 oz Stay Don't Stray Stay-Put Primer for Concealers and Eyeshadows, approximate retail value $6.30
0.12 oz Some Kind-A-Gorgeous Foundation in Medium, approximate retail value $10.59
0.13 oz Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain, approximate retail value $9.29
0.25 oz The Porefessional Pro Balm, approximate retail value $10.00
0.25 oz Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl for Face, approximate retail value $18.75
0.1 oz They're Real! Beyond Mascara in Black, approximate retail value $7.67
Sephora's Stated Value: N/A
Actual Value: $62.60
Total Cost: $32
Percent: 195.63%

37. Too Faced Paparazzi Ready
Contains:
0.35 oz Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder in Milk Chocolate, retail value $30
0.13 oz LashGASM Mascara in Black, approximate retail value $6.83
0.10 oz Sweet Sun Shines Lip Gloss in Mocha Freeze, retail value $16
0.35 oz Tinted Beauty Balm in Cream Glow, approximate retail value $7.93
0.04 oz Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black, retail value $18
Sephora's Stated Value: $87
Actual Value: $78.76
Total Cost: $40
Percent: 196.90%

38. Buxom Red Hot Set
Contains:
0.01 oz Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner in P.S. Ciao, retail value $20
0.33 oz Sculpted Lash Mascara in True Black, retail value $19
0.03 oz Full-On Lipstick in Barcelona, retail value $19
0.15 oz Full-On Lip Polish in Krystal, retail value $19
Sephora's Stated Value: $77
Actual Value: $77
Total Cost: $39
Percent: 197.44%

39. Sephora Favorites Meet Your Match
Contains:
0.27 oz Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, approximate retail value $10.80
0.06 oz Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint in Elite, approximate retail value $14.40
0.17 oz Formula X Nail Color in Invincible, approximate retail value $7.09
0.03 oz Hourglass Cosmetics Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child, approximate retail value $4.94
0.13 oz Nails Inc. Devonshire Row Nail Polish, approximate retail value $3.74
0.05 oz Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Strangefruit, approximate retail value $8.46
Sephora's Stated Value: $52
Actual Value: $49.43
Total Cost: $25
Percent: 197.72%

40. Sephora Favorites Summer Stash
Contains:
0.049 oz Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Kitten, estimated retail value $22.40
0.08 oz Nars Travel Size Laguna Bronzing Powder, estimated retail value $10.86
0.095 oz Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape, estimated retail value $11.61
0.27 oz Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer in Mermaid's Dream, est. $10.80
0.018 oz Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in 12L, est. $8.55
0.08 oz Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss in New Wave with Lip Brush, est. $4.36
0.23 oz Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer in Venus, est. $3.22
0.5 oz Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, est. $7.50
0.09 oz Marc Jacobs Mini Lash Lifter Mascara in Blacquer, est. $9.75
Sephora's Stated Value: $123
Actual Value: $89.05
Total Cost: $45
Percent: 197.89%

41. Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings
Contains:
0.14 oz Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, approximate retail value $12.00
0.17 oz Primed & Poreless Face Primer, approximate retail value $5.10
0.17 oz Better Than Sex Mascara, approximate retail value $14.48
0.17 oz Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer, approximate retail value $9.71
Sephora's Stated Value: $42
Actual Value: $41.29
Total Cost: $20
Percent: 206.45%

42. BareMinerals Customizable Get Started Kit
Contains:
0.05 All-Over Face Color in Warmth, approximate retail value $19
0.07 oz Original Mineral Veil, approximate retail value $4.66
0.5 oz Prime Time Foundation Primer, approximate retail value $11.50
0.28oz Original Foundation OR 0.49oz READY Foundation, retail value $27 OR $29
Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush, retail value $20
Flawless Application Face Brush, retail value $22
Full Flawless Face Brush, retail value $28
Sephora's Stated Value: $138
Actual Value: $132.16 OR $134.16
Total Cost: $62 OR $64
Percent: 209.63% OR 213.16%

43. Stila Ready, Set, Summer! Set
Contains:
0.34 oz Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm, approximate retail value $9.94
0.08 oz Lip Glaze in Mango, retail value $22
Sephora's Stated Value: $29
Actual Value: $31.94
Total Cost: $15
Percent: 212.92%

44. Bite Beauty Best Bite Set
Contains:
4 x 0.05 oz High Pigment Matte Pencil in Quince, Rhubarb, Cranberry, Madeira, approximate retail value $53.33
Sephora's Stated Value: $55
Actual Value: $53.33
Total Cost: $25
Percent: 213.33%

45. Clinique Colour Cravings
Contains:
0.14 oz A Different Nail Enamel in Sweet Tooth, approximate retail value $5.83
0.16 oz All About Eyes Shadow Quad in Olive in My Martini, At Dusk, Blushed, French Vanilla, retail value $28
1.0 oz Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, approximate retail value $21.76
0.10 oz Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Plushest Punch, retail value $17
0.28 oz High Impact Mascara in Black, retail value $16
Sephora's Stated Value: $93
Actual Value: $88.59
Total Cost: $39.50
Percent: 224.28%

46. Too Faced Better Than Sex Amazing Eyes Set
Contains:
0.17 Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara, approximate retail value $14.48
0.03 oz Deluxe Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Perfect Black, approximate retail value $13.50
Sephora's Stated Value: $25
Actual Value: $27.98
Total Cost: $12
Percent: 233.17%

47. Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit
Contains:
1 oz Foundation Primer, retail value $19.50
0.21 oz Undercover Pot Shade #2, retail value $34
1 oz Tinted Moisturizer in Nude or Sand, approximate retail value $28.67
Secret Camouflage Brush, retail value $26
Camouflage Powder Brush, retail value $28
Velour Puff, retail value $12
Egg-shaped Sponge, approximate retail value $3.75
Sephora's Stated Value: $159
Actual Value: $151.92
Total Cost: $65
Percent: 233.72%

48. Tarte The Best For Lash 4 Piece Deluxe Eye Set
Contains:
0.14 oz Deluxe MultiplEYE Lash Enhancing Primer, approximate retail value $9.63
0.16 oz Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, retail value $10
0.16 oz Deluxe Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara, approximate retail value $11.35
0.002 oz Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Liner, approximate retail value $4.22
Sephora's Stated Value: $46
Actual Value: $35.20
Total Cost: $15
Percent: 234.67%

49. Smashbox Try It Kit
Contains:
0.25 oz Photo Finish Foundation Primer, approximate retail value $9
0.02 oz Photo Finish Lid Primer, approximate retail value $5
0.03 oz Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx, approximate retail value $14.25
0.14 oz Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black, approximate retail value $7.18
0.14 oz Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume, approximate retail value $13.30
Sephora's Stated Value: $52
Actual Value: $48.73
Total Cost: $19
Percent: 256.47%

50. Benefit Cosmetics You Go Gals
Contains:
0.25 oz That Gal Primer, approximate retail value $19.59
0.25 oz The Porefessional, retail value $10
0.25 oz Girl Meets Pearl, approximate retail value $18.75
Sephora's Stated Value: $49
Actual Value: $48.34
Total Cost: $18
Percent: 268.56%

51. Sephora Favorites Lash Stash To Go
Contains:
0.17 oz Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara, approximate retail value $14.48
0.135 oz Lancôme HYPNÔSE DRAMA Mascara, approximate retail value $16.88
0.16 oz Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, approximate retail value $13.33
0.08 oz Blinc Inc. Blinc Mascara, approximate retail value $9.90
0.18 oz Bare Minerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black, approximate retail value $8.77
Voucher for full-size featured mascara, retail value $18 to 27.50
Sephora's Stated Value:
Actual Value: $81.36 - $90.86
Total Cost: $25
Percent: 325.44% - 363.44%

Mean Percent Value: 170.66%



So, how did the VIB Exclusive sets fair?

To compare the VIB/VIB Rouge exclusives and the generally available value sets, I went ahead and did a simple t-test. I found that there was no statistically significant difference between the two groups, t(63)=0.9322, p=0.3548. Indeed, without the last, high-value kit in the VIB Exclusives Set, which drags up the mean percentage value to 185.80%, the mean percentage value would be lower than the generally available value sets at only 167.61%.

In other words, the mere fact that a kit is VIB/VIB Rouge Exclusive doesn't mean it's any more likely to be a better value. There are high value exclusive sets, but there are also high value sets that are available to anyone.

This doesn't mean that this isn't a perk for VIB/VIB Rouge members, as they are able to purchase both exclusive and non-exclusive sets. It's just means that rushing out and buying a ton of exclusive sets without thinking is likely unwise.

Note: For kits where a range of values was possible, I used the lowest of the values in my statistics.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Review: NYX Macaron Lippies/Lipsticks

Despite the ever-increasing demand for lip shades that make neons look office appropriate, pastels have still been sadly neglected in commercial makeup. NYX identified this gap in this market and somehow mooshed it in with the "brightly colored french pastry" trend and the "inexplicably calling lipsticks 'lippies' despite the fact that these words are the same number of syllables" trend.

The NYX Macaron Lippies were born.


Packaged in typical black NYX cases, the line has colors that could generously be classified as "pretty fucking weird".



Of course, that means I had to have them.

From left to right: Pistachio, Black Sesame, Earl Grey, Rose, Orange Blossom, Lavender

I feel that the texture of each of these lipsticks is very consistent across shades. They are so creamy that they almost feel milky. The texture isn't greasy, but it's very, very soft, giving a lovely, satin-y finish.

However, there is a reason that vivid lipsticks aren't usually so malleable. These lipsticks slip and slide like no other. I found that wear-time was embarrassingly short. If you wanted to actually wear these suckers for a day, you'd be the person checking out their reflection in their compact every 20 minutes in case you need to make an adjustment. For me, outlandishly colored lipsticks need more longevity than your average lip color. If a "my lips but better" lipstick is half-faded, it's hardly going to look strange. But I'll be damned if I'm going look like I'm wearing mint green lipliner and nothing else because I dared to take a sip of water.

(Note: There is no "four hours and a meal" test photographed because I was never able to successfully convince myself to keep any of these lipsticks on for a full four hours. They were far too patchy and terrible looking after a couple of hours.)

With that established, here's a little more info about each color:

Pistachio

NYX Pistachio on Human Face
Although it could be called "minty", Pistachio is definitely most closely reminiscent of the "Tiffany Blue" shade that adorns Tiffany & Co gift boxes. Out of the six colors I purchased, this shade was far and away my favorite. The color is both exciting and vivid. The pigmentation was incredible. Wearing this lipstick is like being the embodiment of toothpaste (for the time it lasted).

NYX Pistachio Lip Swatch

Black Sesame 

NYX Black Sesame on Human Face
If the other shades in this line are sidewalk chalk, Black Sesame is the concrete. It's a pale, cool gray with an "undead" quality to it. I had pretty high hopes for this color, but I think I'm going to have a hard time using it for anything other than mixing. I'm not a big fan of nude lips and, on my skin, this almost reads as a nude lip. It's a nude lip... but if I was a zombie. I think this would be a lot more exciting and vivid on women with significantly darker skin.

Still, even if you're pale, and as long as you like the corpse chic, the lipstick definitely won't disappoint in terms of pigment. The pigmentation was solid and it succeeds in being off-the-wall in an unpredictable way. Lime green is not a lipstick you typically see, but you can't claim it's subtle. This, on the other hand, is more eerie than wacky.

NYX Black Sesame Lip Swatch

Earl Grey

NYX Earl Grey on Human Face
Earl Grey, named for the cornflower petals in the quintessential tea blend, is a cross between a sky blue and a periwinkle. It takes at least two swipes to get a truly full coverage effect.

Fittingly, given Captain Picard's beverage proclivities, this lipstick makes me feel like I belong on an episode of Star Trek.

NYX Earl Grey Lip Swatch

Rose

NYX Rose on Human Face

Rose is definitely the shade that was most different from what I was expecting. Despite the absurdity of every other color in this collection, there was some weird part of my brain that thought that Rose might be relatively wearable. Holy shit; it is not.

That's not to say that this is a bad color or that I didn't like it, but I found it to be just as odd and jarring as the more eccentric shades in the collection. Although the color in the tube looks like a bubblegum-y shade one might be able to find from a million brands, the lipstick, when swatched, has a cool, lavender-based tone that's weird as hell. Don't expect a hue that is classic or easy to pull-off.

This is another product that took a few coats to build up adequately.

NYX Rose Lip Swatch

Orange Blossom

NYX Orange Blossom on Human Face

Orange Blossom is a peachy pastel orange that reads like a muted creamsicle. This one also took at least two coats of lipstick.

NYX Orange Blosson Lip Swatch

Lavender

NYX Lavender on Human Face

I probably wouldn't call this shade a lavender, as it's got a super-cool blue undertone to it that gives it a surreal quality. The shade is amazing. It would be the perfect color for Titania from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Sadly, though, I thought that this one applied pretty badly, needing multiple layers to get the color I wanted.

NYX Lavender Lip Swatch
Overall, I feel that these lipsticks are fun, but I'm having a hard time imagining their appeal for a large audience. The colors are definitely unique and fun to play with, but the terrible lasting power makes them even more impractical than a green lipstick would otherwise be. This is really a product designed for photoshoots, where a makeup artist is hovering nearby in case of smudges.

The NYX Macaron lipsticks retail for a reasonable $5.99 for 0.16 oz, putting them at $37.44 per ounce. Because of the cheap price, I'd recommend grabbing one or two if you've been lusting over them... Just don't expect to wear the fuckers around town without them migrating all over your face. And, for the love of God, wipe them off before attempting to eat a sandwich.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Birchbox June 2014 Review

When I'm at work, I like to have a plan for dinner. I spend part of my day at work getting psyched up for the delicious food I'm going to eat when I get home. Daydreaming about miscellaneous food doesn't work for me, because I will get fixated on something random and I'll be disappointed when dinner rolls around and we're not having pasta/curry/waffles/whatever I've talked myself into craving.

It's the same with Birchboxes. As soon as my box goes up for the month, I check out what I'm getting and start to get excited. That's why it's been so frustrating that Birchbox has switched products on me at the last second for the past couple months!

Here's what I actually got (despite what the Birchbox website led me to believe):


Antica Farmacista Body Wash in Bergamot and Ocean Air (estimated 1 fl oz), estimated retail value $2.50


The lemon-y scent of this body wash is like a high class version of the lemon wipes I use to disinfect my kitchen countertops.

Evologie Stay Clear Cleanser (0.7 fl oz), approximate retail value $4.48


This is a bland cleanser by a brand that I have previously received a bland blemish serum from. I actually thought I had gotten a repeat product before I looked closer. I've already mentioned that I don't like their weird, science-free "patent pending" complex because they don't provide sufficient information to show that it does anything and that I don't like the fact that they don't include the percentage of salicylic acid in the product. This cleanser also touts some alleged antioxidant effects of lycopene, but there simply isn't data showing any topical benefit.

The cleanser feels exactly like every other cleanser on the planet.

The Aloe Source Vitamin C Antioxidant Creme (0.25 fl oz), approximate retail value $10


Given that this is called a Vitamin C cream, the ingredients list for this product is surprisingly lacking in Vitamin C. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate shows up, but it's pretty far down on the list. The ingredients have their fair share of "weird", though. 'DNA' and 'RNA' are both listed. What? Whose DNA? This is such a strange addition to the list that I wish I had more information to offer, if only for sheer what-the-fuckery.

The cream itself is pretty stinky, with the odor of an orange-colored Gatorade.

Phyto Phytolisse Ultra-Glossing Finishing Serum (0.16 fl oz), approximate retail value $2.82


I don't have particularly frizzy hair, so I can't give a very good review of this. It did not set my hair on fire when I used it. Frizz control efficacy unknown.

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain in Valentine (0.079 oz), approximate retail value $9.29


Everything else in my box was pretty "meh", but I was definitely excited about this product. The Cynthia Rowley Beauty Line is exclusive to Birchbox. Although I am not an owner of any Cynthia Rowley clothing, I am a hoarder of the Cynthia Rowley Bandaids, which is almost the same thing. I strongly believe that she is good at making pretty things, and polka dot packaging on this lip stain only proves my point.

Despite the name, this product doesn't qualify as a lip stain. At our most generous, we could call this a lacquer. It doesn't stain my lips, though, and it doesn't even really dry.


Valentine is a lovely stawberry-esque pink. It's super wearable and the cute-as-a-button packaging doesn't hurt.

Here's how it looks on my face:



Total Box Value: $29.09

Overall, I feel okay about this box. The Cynthia Rowley lip-ma-bob was by far the standout product, and it did encourage me to try other products from the line. Everything else was really, really boring.

Image source: http://www.geekbinge.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Ann_Arrested-Development.jpg

Thank goodness for Birchbox points, which can offset some of the less lovable months.

If you are interested in joining Birchbox, of course, you are always welcome to use my referral link by clicking here.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Review: Le Métier de Beauté Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Ibiza

I don't know if it's the accents on the 'e's, the high price point, or the general Frenchiness, but Le Métier de Beauté always seems like a high effort brand to me. I feel like it's the kind of brand that fancy people wear. Like, you'd wear it to a gala.

I guess my lips are fancy now, even if I'm pairing this lipstick with a $3 Wet'n'Wild eyeliner.


The grooved black packaging on the Colour Core lipsticks looks like a cross between a bike tire and a sex toy, although it's work appropriate-enough that a TSA employee would probably still meet your gaze if they found it in your purse at an airport. If I were a dominatrix, though, this is definitely the tube I'd want to be using.


Unfortunately, since I always use my lipsticks at least a few times before I work up the momentum to photograph them, I didn't manage to capture a small but noteworthy flaw in the pre-use lipstick: it had a ding at the top of the lipstick itself. (My lips managed to smooth over the dent after a few applications.) This isn't a huge deal, but a lot of people are reporting crushed lipstick tops from this brand, so it seems to fairly consistent problem. I thought I would note the issue in case you want to put this lipstick in a display case and/or you think it's ridiculous that a $32 lipstick would have this problem.



Ibiza is a reddened coral with a metallic pink sheen.


I think the color is gorgeous. It's very summer-y and it offers uniqueness without being over-the-top. It has a wonderfully pearly effect on the lips.


I did my patented (not-actually-patented) "four hours and a meal" test for this lipstick. I think this is especially important for lipsticks that make claims about long-lasting formulas, and the Colour Core lipsticks are definitely advertising longevity. ("This creamy hydrating formula delivers essential moisture and full-coverage color to lips while maintaining the lasting power of a lip stain.")

Here's how the lipstick looked when applied:


Here's how it looked four hours and a meal later:


It clearly didn't do very well. Despite their claims of a stain-like last power, Ibiza is only reminiscent of a lipstain insofar as you end the day with color in an awkward line around your lips. For a nearly-neutral with a pearly finish, it's not necessarily terrible in terms of last power, but it definitely does not live up to the claims.

Le Métier de Beauté Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipsticks retail for $32 for 0.13oz, putting them at $246.15 per ounce.

P.S. Sorry about my terrible posting schedule. Have a picture of my bunnies in my bathtub as penance:


D'aww. Totally makes up for missed posts.
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