As you may have noticed, I like subscribing to beauty boxes. I like the feeling of anticipation of opening boxes that have makeup and other beauty products. But lately, I found myself cramped up with too much products that I haven’t tried yet but want to. So I decided to just retain one subscription box and that is the Walmart Beauty Box.
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum
Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser
Dove Go Fresh Revitalize Body Wash in Mandarin & Tiare Flower Scent
St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub
Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion
Ken Paves Shampoo, Conditioner and Mask
Dove Dry Spray Freebie
Walmart Beauty Box is only for $5, basically, you’re just paying for the shipping fee. They also send the box quarterly so I have plenty of time to try the products before getting new ones. And since it’s Walmart, you know that the products included on the box can be easily bought at their store or at their website.
But I might change my mind. I might still want to subscribe to something else… (Ehem, Ipsy).
I love the color purple! For me, it connotes femininity, elegance and somehow it symbolizes something mystical. I was even beyond ecstatic last year when Radiant Orchid was the Pantone color of 2014.
I was even thinking of incorporating the color purple on my church wedding next year…
But I never imagined putting purple on my lips. I am not that risky and adventurous. So there was a bit hesitation, no matter how I love the color purple, when a purple lipstick from The Lip Bar was included on my first Boxycharm.
But I admit, I instantly fell in love with the packaging!
It took me almost 3 weeks to finally try it. I only did it today because I am feeling blue (pun intended) so I decided to wear a lipstick at home. Everyone feels better with lipstick! 💄
It retails for $20 which is a price that is a bit on the high-end. However, The Lip Bar proudly says that their products are cruelty-free, natural and vegan so it’s worth it. You can check their website at http://www.thelipbar.com.
Yes, you read that right. It’s not just “From UK with love” but it is also “From UK from Love”! I got a package from my big sister who lives in United Kingdom and my parents call her fondly as “Love”. I’m “Darling” and she’s “Love” when my parents are not mad at us, hehe.
Drum roll, please!!!
2 Shirts for my husband
Unfortunately, the shirts didn’t fit my hubby. So, in short, they’re now mine too! 😅
Michael Kors sunglasses
I love!!! I am a fan of super big shades. I can’t wait to wear these this summer!
I am so ready for summer! Bring the heat on!
Cath Kidston Kingswood Rose Mini Satchel
Isn’t this adorable! This purse is perfect for spring and summer! I am not a fan of flower printed things but the flowers here look a bit abstract. The black background made it also look classy and modern.
This YSL Rouge Volupté Shine lipstick was my special request and this is my first YSL lipstick! My sister, together with my nieces, chose Rose In Tension (#17) for me. I intentionally didn’t swatch it yet so I can make a post solely for this one.
By the way, the purse and the lipstick look so good together!
If you’ve seen my previous post where I was announcing giddily the new MAC Wash & Dry collection, it was actually my first time to order MAC products online. I ordered online last Friday so for the last three days, I was, to say the least, restless…
Alas! It arrived today, on a Tuesday. There’s a mysterious black box right outside my door… And a lot more blackness when you open it.
I only ordered two products out of the collection. One was a lipstick, that is already sold out online, and the other one is a blush, my first ever MAC blush. Total pocket damage: $44.52 ($2.52 tax).
The tricolor packaging reminds me of their old collection, the Proenza Schouler.
I find the packaging ADORABLE! The green, orange and gold combo of the MAC Wash & Dry collection reminds me of watching the sunset on a beach.
The lipstick, Tumble Dry, costs $17.50USD.
MAC Wash & Dry lipstick in Tumble Dry is a lustre. I am not a fan of MAC lustre lipsticks. I am more of a satin-matte-amplified kind of a MAC girl. But the color of the lipstick looked intriguing online and I don’t have this particular shade yet. I knew that initially I will be disappointed. But in the spirit of “everything is a first time”, I will try to wear this proudly and with an open-mind. It smells like butter and is totally hydrating to the lips so I guess I’m starting to look at it with a glass half-full.
The Hipness blush retails at $24.50USD.
No need to look at the glass half full or half empty. The glass is FULL and OVERFLOWING! I am in L❤️VE with this blush. It has a subtle gold shimmer that is not at all offensive. It is outrageously pigmented that even after a few minutes of rubbing it off, the swatch on my arm is still visible.
I should have gotten more from the collection, seriously. Especially the lipstick, I should have purchased all four! 😂
It will launch in stores on May 21, 2015. But you can easily go to MAC’s website to check this new collection.
***Featured Image is a digitally manipulated photo from MAC Cosmetics email***
You know I had to buy these… I always want to try BH Cosmetics because I heard a lot of good things about them. I know I need a lot of practice with my eyeshadow application so these will be the right palettes to use without breaking my heart aka wallet.
All of the BH Cosmetics photos are from their website.
The first product that I always buy from a make-up company that I haven’t tried before is a lipstick. I always have this specific product to try first to gauge how good a company is. For instance, for a restaurant, I will order lasagna if they have any. I am THAT weird I guess 😂 or I just absolutely love lipsticks and lasagna.💄🍴
So I, of course, had to buy NYX lipsticks first when I heard about them from a friend who told me how affordable and good they are. The fact that they are cruelty-free is a major plus too.
I initially tried their Soft Matte Lip Creams, but for this post, I will review three of their Matte Lipsticks and the new lipstick that I bought yesterday at Target, a NYX Butter Lipstick. I bought them at $5.99 each.
Aren’t they all the perfect colors for Spring!
All of the NYX Matte Lipsticks that I have glide on to the lips smoothly and easily, without tugging the lips as some matte lipsticks do. They are also surprisingly hydrating for matte lipsticks.
Butter Lipstick, as expected, did feel “buttery” when applied making my lips hydrated without the feeling of stickiness.
I have a dark pigmentation around my lips and Tea Rose conceals it thoroughly at one application even without a lip liner. I feel that it even makes my lips look more plump ala Kylie Jenner. Well, I have been using this way before the swollen lips challenge! 💋
Tea Rose is obviously my favorite NYX Matte Lipstick. Do you see how small and almost empty it is? This is actually my second NYX Tea Rose lipstick and I will definitely buy my third once I ran out of this one.
These lipsticks don’t leave much stain on the lips after eating and can last for around 4 to 6 hours when left untouched. But when you do, say goodbye to lipstick and just reapply. Since it doesn’t make my lips chappy, reapplying is easy peasy.
It doesn’t have any distinct smell at all. I promise, I sniffed like crazy and there’s nothing. 👃🏼
If you want to check their website, please click here. But basically, you can buy them at almost all the drugstores and supermarkets near you.