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Yes Oh Yas! August 2018 Subscription Review

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Yes Oh Yas! is a monthly beauty subscription box that costs $14.99 plus $3.99 shipping (total of $18.98) if you live in the USA or $14.99 plus $9.50 shipping (total of $24.49) if you live in Canada. Going off of their Instagram account it appears that they sent out their first subscription box back in September of last year so they are still a pretty new subscription service. They have featured a lot of Bella Pierre and Profusion products as well as Manna Kadar and Beauty Creations in past boxes. Some of the items in their boxes are also discontinued products which has gotten some judgement from a few subscribers. I understand why they put those types of products in their monthly box since the subscription service is still new and it will take some time before they are as established as Boxycharm and other well established subscription services. Looking at their past boxes and the first sneak peek of next month’s box they do seem to be stepping up their game which makes me hopeful. The value of the products is more than the cost of the subscription which is how I’m used to subscriptions being. There are discrepancies between the included insert and the products’ websites as far as product value which I don’t understand and am not sure how Yes Oh Yas! came up with these values. The retail values I listed in this post are mostly ones I found on the products’ websites to be as accurate as possible.

This is my first time receiving this subscription and am not overly excited about this month’s selection. Considering the things I said above I am looking forward to what they come up with in future boxes. This post does contain an affiliate link at the end which will give you 10% off your first box when you click on it and enter the code YOY. I do earn a small commission from its use.

Here is the insert that was included that tells you the theme of the month and product values.

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Now on to the products!

Beauty Creations Cali Set eyeshadow palette

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Swatches
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Swatches with flash focusing on shimmers.

The Beauty Creations Cali Set is a 9 pan eyeshadow palette. The shades of the shadows range from cool browns to pinks. The shade Valley Girl broke in my palette at some point after I received it so I may reformed it. The Beauty Creations website doesn’t have any information about this palette on the product page but did find some information on Shop Hush. All but two of the matte shades (Cocktail and Dtla) gave me trouble when I was swatching them since they are not as pigmented as I want them to be and are a little patchy. The shimmers are beautiful though. Hollywood and Calabasas are by far my favorite shimmers in this palette.

Retail Value: $17.00

 

Laqa & Co Cloud Lip Airy Matte Lipstick in the shade Cherub

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Paper swatch

The Laqa & Co Cloud lip is a moisturizing, full coverage matte lipstick. One of the key ingredients is avocado oil which provides moisture and prevents the stiff feeling that sometimes comes with matte lipsticks. I wasn’t able to swatch this lipstick on my skin since I am allergic to one of its ingredients but did do a paper swatch so you could at least see how it looks off of the stick.

Retail Value: $17.00

 

Crown Brush Ombre Angle Contour Brush

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This brush is made with synthetic bristles and works with liquid, cream and powder cosmetics. It can be used for highlighting, blush and cheek contour. The bristles are soft and not very dense which allows for a lighter application of product. This brush is in the Value Center on crownbrush.com so it looks like they may be discontinuing it.

Retail Value: Was originally $14.00 but currently in the Value Center on the Crown Brush website for $0.95.

 

Maskeraide Pre-Party Sheet Mask

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This sheet mask is formulated to brighten, prime and energize the skin. The key ingredients in this mask are niacinamide (vitamin B3), orange peel oil and rice extract. Niacinamide in skin care products helps with skin elasticity, discoloration and improves the skin’s barrier function. Orange peel oil helps brighten the skin and rice extract has anti-inflammatory benefits. I have very sensitive skin and haven’t had a chance to patch test this yet so I can’t speak to how well it works at this time.

Retail Value: $7.00 CAD/ $5.35 USD

 

Sorme Blotting Paper

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When I searched for this brand online the only places I could find that you could purchase this product from were through distributors and beauty supply stores which isn’t what I’m accustom to for subscription box products. The beauty store where I can get it locally only sells to people who have a license in the cosmetology field. I did find a couple of sellers on Amazon who carry them but other than that it is pretty inaccessible for someone without a license. The blotting sheets are made of natural pulp paper and tea tree leaf oil. They work well and the tea tree scent is faint which I like.

Retail Value: Subscription box insert says $12.00 for a pack of 100 sheets. Found on Amazon for $9.75 – $20.67 for a pack of 100 sheets.

 

Total Value: $52.30

The total value on the insert card was $94.00 which is $41.70 higher than the value I calculated by looking at the different websites. There were inconsistencies in value with pretty much all of the products which is a little concerning. The Crown Brush angled brush was originally $14.00 before being in the Value Center but that is still $8.00 less than what the insert says. I really hope that the value differences are just from price adjustments or miscommunications and that they are not intentional. I’m going to keep getting this subscription to see if things improve since the value is still more than the price and will give you an update in next month’s post on this subscription.

 

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Disclaimer: All of my opinions in this post are mine and are not influenced by others. Product information was researched on the websites of the product Makers and used to help create this post. The prices and availability of the products I stated in this post are only accurate at the exact time this post was published and does not reflect future changes to price and availability. I researched prices and availability by looking at the Makers’ websites as well as a few other sites when applicable.

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