Here is my glorious haul! All for under $40.00 after taxes!
I purchased the LAVANILA deodorant ($19.00/57g) in the scent of pure vanilla. I was debating between coconut and pure vanilla, and I chose pure vanilla because I have my powdered LUSH deodorant in coconut and I figured I could always layer the scents. I sort of wish I had ordered the coconut scented LAVANILA deodorant now, though. The smell of 'pure vanilla' isn't very vanilla-y to me. It almost smells like baby powder. I've heard nothing but good things about this brand, and the deodorant stick itself is very large and should last quite a while. It comes in quite a few scents, so if you're thinking of making the switch to natural deodorant, LAVANILA might be an easier transition than any of the LUSH natural deodorant options. I say this mainly because it resembles 'normal' anti-perspirants, and it is applied like a regular stick deodorant, whereas most LUSH deodorants are either package-free, or powder.
Consonant Ultra Firming Organic Eye Cream ($36.00/15ml) which is a 100% natural firming eye cream designed to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles, formulated with 100% natural and 75% organic ingredients. There is also a tiny sample sized stila Sheer Colour Tinted Moisturizer in Medium (5ml/full size retails for $45.00/50ml). This colour suits my skin tone very well. stila offers 8 different shades in the full-sized version. I swatched it on my hand, and it absorbed well into my skin with a matte finish. There was a full-sized Nail Tek Hydration Therapy ($15.00/15ml) nail varnish in MARDI GRAS MAUVE, which is a pearly mauve colour. This brand is supposed to maintain moisture on the surface of the nail. As well, you can see pictured a little sample of Mereadesso Face and Neck Toning Gel (7ml- full size retails for $120.00/50ml). This looks like a one use application based on the design of the packaging. I also received a Tan Towel (a full package of 20 retails for $38.99), a fake tan wipe that is supposed to make you achieve a healthy glow. I am always wary of self-tanning products, but I will try this on my legs. Finally, there is a full-sized Vasanti Tinted Lip Balm ($15.00/3.5g) in the colour Bahamas. This Canadian-made, paraben free lip balm looks like a lipstick, but goes on sheer. It is meant to dry chapped lips and add a touch of colour at the same time!
So in case anyone reading is no good at math like I am, I will re-state: I paid a mere $15.00 for this birthday bag, and the four full-sized items alone would've cost me $101.00 to buy outright! On top of this, I received seven generous luxury samples! It was so worth the money, and it came with a lovely makeup bag to boot!
If you are interested in trying some or all of these products, order your own birthday bag before they run out! There are 'limited quantities' available ;)