Posted by Liz Cadman on Jul 07, 2013 in Blog, HauteLook Beauty Bag Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews | 3 commentsHautelook Beauty Bag Review – Summer EditionEvery season HauteLook releases a Beauty Bag full of deluxe makeup and beauty samples. This isn’t a typical subscription – each quarter is a one time only purchase and it’s only available for a few days. (I’ll post again when the next beauty bag is available!)The Box: HauteLook & Nordstrom Summer Beauty BagThe Cost: $29 plus shippingThe Products: Create an effortless summer beauty routine with these seasonal essentials, all handpicked with convenience and flawless style in mind. Stocked with 12 leading cosmetic, grooming and skincare products, this chic secret weapon houses the tools and pops of color needed to welcome summer in full-force. Brimming with brand favorites, this must-have beauty bag is your go-to for summer style in a snap. Brands include: Laura Mercier, Ahava, Blow Pro, Supergoop, and Estee Lauder plus many more!Check out all of my HauteLook Beauty Bag reviews.Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara – Sample Size Value $5Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain in Forever Pink – Value $3This mascara is amazing – I just wish the sample was larger! I’ve sampled the Jane Iredale stain before – a little goes a long way so I’m still using my past samples. This light colored balm is definitely deceptive – it gets pretty pink once applied!Emi Jay Hair Tie – Value $2Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 – .5 oz Value $14.35I can never have enough hair ties – this one will go to use soon I’m sure!Blow Pro Beach Blow Texturizing Mist – 2 oz Value 4.50Ahava Firming Body Cream – 1.3 oz Value $7.35Xen Tan Face Tanner Luxe – .5 oz Value $4I was really looking forward to trying this Ahava Firming Body Cream – the reviews I’ve read have been great. The only issue for me is that I’ve been assuming Ahava uses all natural ingredients, but this cream includes artificial dye Red 40. (I’m allergic to Red 40 in foods, so I’m thinking it’s probably not a good idea to cover my body in it!) I’ll be passing this item along to a non-allergic friend!Kate Sommerville 360 Tanning Towelette – Value $6Aveda Hand Relief – 1.4 oz Value $7I love that the Kate Sommerville towelette is paraben, sulfate and phthalate free! I’m excited to try this towelette – it gets mixed reviews from what I can tell. Some people find the color to be orange, others say it’s very natural – we’ll see how it works out for me!Supergoop! CC Cream – 3 ml Value $1Napoleon Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer – 5 ml Value $4.50Sole Goddess Blister Protection Foot Balm – Sample Size Value $9It’s official – after sampling dozens of BB, CC and one DD cream – this Supergoop! CC Cream is my ultimate favorite. It’s free of oxybenzone, parabens, and fragrances, plus it has more coverage than other creams I’ve tried. I think it’s time to finally buy the full size version. Time to cash in my Birchbox points!Verdict: I paid $29 for the HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag and recieved about $70 worth of product – plus a makeup bag! (So far I’ve been surprisingly impressed with the quality of the makeup bags from HauteLook!) Comparing this Beauty Bag to the Spring Beauty Bag, this bag doesn’t have any full sized products, but it does have more samples so I guess it evens out! What did you think of the HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag?Written by Liz CadmanLiz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 50 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, and any box that features natural beauty products!New Beauty Test Tube Review - July 2013GlossyBox Review June 2013 & Promo Code (USA)Blush Mystery Beauty Box Review - Makeup Subscription - June 2013All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.