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HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag Review – July 2013

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HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag Review - July 2013

I am getting seriously addicted to HauteLook Beauty Bags – they are always filled to the brim with top quality beauty products, there’s a good mix of full-size and deluxe-size items, and it seems like HauteLook is starting to release them more frequently! These Beauty Bags are one-time purchases that go on sale every month or two. I always post about the bag as soon as it goes on sale, so make sure to sign up for the My Subscription Addiction newsletter so you don’t miss the next one!

The Box: HauteLook Summer Essentials Beauty Bag

The Cost: $20 (plus $7.95 shipping on orders under $100 – free shipping on orders over $100)

The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty samples!

Check out all of my HauteLook Beauty Bag reviews!

HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag Review - July 2013

BloPro After Blow Strong Hold Finishing Spray – 1.5 oz Value $4

Hair Ties – Value $3

I’m a fan of BloPro products – they are free of parabens and harsh suflates, plus they always smell great. I’m happy to add another mini to my collection!

HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag Review - July 2013

Crown Brush 5 Piece Travel Set – Value $11

I can never have enough makeup brushes – this travel set will definitely come in handy!

HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag Review - July 2013

Mirenesse Lip Bomb in Ruby Reds 20 – FULL SIZE! Value $35

NYX Lip Stick in Vitamin – FULL SIZE! Value $4

How did I not know that Mirenesse has a monthly box called the GlammBox? Β Let me know if you recommend it!

HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag Review - July 2013

Lash Food Eye Lash Conditioner – .5 mL Value $8

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Naked – Deluxe Mini – Value $10

This Lash Food conditioner is free of parabens, gluten and synthetic fragrances – I’m really excited to try this! (Plus I think I have a few more of these samples, so I should have enough to see if this really makes my lashes longer and healthier!)

HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag Review - July 2013

Whish Body Butter in Orange Cream – 15 ml Value $2.50

L”occitane Hand Cream – 10 mL Value $4

I love that Whish products are made with natural and organic ingredients. I didn’t like their blueberry scent, but this Orange Cream scent is definitely growing on me! And of course I’m always happy to see L’Occitane products in any beauty bag!

HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag Review - July 2013

Lorac Special Effects Mascara and Primer – FULL SIZE! Value $23

HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag Review - July 2013

Tan Towel Towelette – Value $4

Miracle 10 Aha Cream – 10 mL Value $12.80

Diptyque Perfume – Sample

Verdict: I paid $20 for this bag and received about $120 worth of high-quality beauty products – plus a nice makeup bag! I think this might be the best HauteLook Beauty Bag yet! What did you think of the July bag?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz 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 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. Love haute look’s beauty bags! I think this was better than spring(though it was pretty good-just seemed more bang for your buck in this one). Maybe this had more things I will use up. I bought 2 hoping to get different lip bomb colors-ORANGE for both! But, I tried it and do love the consistency and pigmentation. I think I can mix it to give more of my bland colors a bit of pep,or were it and tone it down with gloss. I have someone the other can be given as a gift,that is a nice thing about the bag, a full in packaging product.
    I mainly got of to have stuff to travel with, so it will save precious space, wile getting nicer stuff.

    I agree the sample perfume is unusual,smelled like baby powder in a fresh cut field. Not bad but not expected.

    The white glitter the other Stephanie got could be mixed with a matt nude or save for a winter / holiday look. I hate for some one to be bummed about it. I’m a tad older and think you can have a little room for glitter:-) but totaly not an every day thing.

  2. I loved my bag too, however the Urban Decay Lip Liner was missing so I contacted Haute Look and took a 20% discount as well. I was really looking forward to this product as I’ve never used it before,
    so was disappointed.

    I got the Mirenesse Lip Bomb in #27 (Orange) and it’s even brighter on. There’s just NO way, I so wish I had the pink color. Oh well, overall the bag was fabulous and I’ll be watching for our next heads up. Thanks Liz!

  3. I didn’t get this but just have to note I recently discovered Mirenesse (via BirchBox) and have been addicted to them since June when I became a VIP…. they make the BEST BRIGHT RED LIP BOMB…. uh wait just received and wore last night…. colour is 2–name is “Reds” Oh my if you love and can pull of red then this is for you…. juts be careful… it can get on your teeth (nice to have friends to tell you!!). Looks like those who bought this bad made out well!!

  4. I received #22 lip bomb and NYX margarita. I got lash food sample instead of perfume otherwise everything else was in the bag. I am very happy with colors – would not have liked any glittery white – sorry to person above.

    • Yeah, the glittery white sucks! I actually got both the lashfood and the perfume, which I think most people did. The perfume took some getting used to…I felt like I was a Christmas tree at first with the smell. lol

  5. I am happy with most of the items in the bag. It was worth the money for what I will use. Unfortunately, I received the awful white glitter lipgloss from Mirenesse. That was the item I was looking forward to trying the most! I let Customer Service know it should be renamed Glitter Bomb instead of Lip Bomb. Lol. I don’t know how a tube of glitter can be a lip stain. Overall, it was a good bag.

  6. Follow up to the missing Lorac Mascara – I just got off of the chat with Hautelook and was really let down. I had two options: Return the entire set for a refund (while still having to take a hit for shipping both ways), or accept a 20% ($4.00) refund. I obviously took the refund – there was no way I was going to waste another $6 bucks shipping that thing back, thereby paying $12 for absolutely nothing.

    I am really unhappy, as I was looking forward to trying that mascara and would never spend $23 on a product like that without first trying it.

    In hindsight, if I knew that the mascara would not arrive, I would not have purchased this set since the only other high value item is virtually unusable to me (really, what 30 year old woman wears white glittery lip gloss?!). Major bummer.

    • This is exactly what happened to me with the Fall bag this year. As a result, I did not order the Summer bag for fear it would happen again. I was sorry to hear that more than a few people had items missing.

      • Yeah, I would have been less upset to not have gotten the lashfood instead of the mascara. Of course I missed out on the high price item. *my luck*

  7. I just got mine too! I’m really excited! This stuff looks awesome and I can’t wait to try it.
    I didn’t get the hair ties or the whish body butter though. Is this bag a random assortment of things?

    • I think you should have received everything. Contact them on their site…I used the chat feature to let them know I was missing the mascara.

  8. I received my bag, and loved it! The lip bomb was white glitter…uh no thanks, haha. Was anyone else missing the Lorac mascara? Mine totally did not have that in there. I’m sitting on hold with them now waiting to complain.

    • No everyone should have received the same items with the only variation being the color of the lip bomb. I ended up with two hair tie compacts, so your items may have ended up in someone else’s bag during packaging. I would contact Hautelook.

      • Hey there, I contacted them and received a 20% refund (see other comment)…but I filled out the survey of my interaction with them and how it was handled, and they promptly got back to be and gave me an additional $10 credit to my HauteLook account so I can get something else. That was very impressive that they actually took care of it so quickly.

  9. Now that i see your review, i totally wish i wouldnt have missed this!!!!! Is there any chance at still getting this??? Do you know when the next one will be available? LOOKS SO GOOD!!! GREAT BRANDS!!!! πŸ™‚

    • This one isn’t available for purchase any more, but I’m guessing there will be a fall Beauty Bag in August or September. I will post about it as soon as I find out! πŸ™‚

  10. I was bonkers with happiness with everything except the Mirenesse lip bomb; mine was ORANGE. Anyone want to trade? πŸ˜‰

    • I got the Orange too. Have you tried it on? I’m hoping it won’t be as scary as it looks in the tube. Totally jealous of the color Liz got but I’d say the Orange is better than the glittery white others received.

  11. This is such a great bag! I wish I got bought this one now

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