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May 2015

Unboxing: Walmart Beauty Box for Spring 2015

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.

 

My first Walmart Beauty Box is for Spring 2015.
I can’t wait for the rest!
What is your “beauty?”

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

I have been using Simple Cleansing Micellar Water so I was excited to get this. However, it seems like the two have different formulation because unlike the cleanser, these wipes have slight stinging sensation. The regular pack with 25 wipes retails at $4.49 at Walmart.

Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum

I like perfume samples because there is a lesser commitment than buying the regular bottles.
This perfume can be bought for 0.5 fl oz for $18.77 and for 1 fl oz for $26.97.

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Just like the BB cream for the face, this product boasts of several benefits for the skin. According to the Walmart’s website, it hydrates, brightens, evens out skin tone and tightens the skin. Whew! It costs $8.28 for a 7.5 fl oz.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser

This oil-free cleanser costs $7.26 for a 9 fl oz bottle.

Dove Go Fresh Revitalize Body Wash in Mandarin & Tiare Flower Scent

I have been using this body wash for months now but with the cucumber and green tea scent. This smells great too! The 22 oz. costs $5.47.

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

My husband uses this so I will give it to him. I am not a fan of St. Ives scrubs because it breaks me out. For 6 oz of this, you can buy it for $3.59.

Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion

I already got the same sample size from the Nivea website. I haven’t tried it yet though. So is this a lotion or a body wash? Anywaaaay, it costs $5.92 for 13.5 fl. oz.

Ken Paves Shampoo, Conditioner and Mask

Ken Paves is a famous celebrity hair stylist. I always see him on TV. I can’t wait to try these! They cost $12.98, $14.98 and $17.98, respectively.

Dove Dry Spray Freebie

This piece of paper paid for the box! One Dove Dry Spray, which I use, retails at $5.47 at Walmart.

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).

 

Pout your lips as you conquer the world. πŸ’‹πŸŒ

Unboxing: May 2015 Birchbox

I received my second Birchbox last week but I was a bit underwhelmed so I hesitated if it’s worth my time to make a post about it… Harsh, right?!

 

After opening the Birchbox for May 2015…

Originally, I cancelled my subscription but they offered a great deal that if you resubscribed, you will get a Beautyblender sponge and cleanser. So for $10, of course I did!

It got me…

I got my Birchbox last May 22 but as of today, I haven’t received the free gift yet.

So here are the samples for the Birchbox May 2015. Be the judge…

   
      

Dr. Jart Premium BB cream for the face

  
Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment for the hair

     

Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizing for the face and neck

   

W3ll People The Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara

 
Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask 

   

I can’t wait for the beautyblender freebies! 

So what can you say? 


Pout your lips as you conquer the world. πŸ’‹πŸŒ

  

Review: The Lip Bar Purple Rain Lipstick

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.

 

Source Image: https://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=21128&ca=10

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!

 

Waaaay too cute!

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! πŸ’„

 

A bit scary…
It is hydrating and leaves a nice stain on the lips. It lasts for hours.

I have been converted! Who would have thought that I will love a purple lipstick! The Lip Bar Purple Rain lipstick made me love the color purple a little bit more than yesterday!

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.



Pout your lips as you conquer the world. πŸ’‹πŸŒ

Email Alert: Too Faced Memorial Day SALE

Who doesn’t love SALE??? Who doesn’t love FREE SHIPPING???

I am a sale-free shipping lover so here I am again…

I got this email a few minutes ago then my credit card flew from my wallet like Flash who needs a bathroom break!

You know I have to… You know it… 

I have been dying to have this! Now I’ve been resurrected, halleluiah!

Of course, I need this too…

 
Final shopping list with samples…    

Total pocket damage…

 

This blogging is making me into a shopaholic! (excuses)

***All photos are from Too Faced Cosmetics ***

Pout your lips as you conquer the world. πŸ’‹πŸŒ

  

From UK… from LOVE

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.

I was so EXCITED!!! But it was not a surprise because my sister already told me what’s inside… and there’s a slip taped in front of the box for customs.
 
  
Drum roll, please!!!

Weeeeeh!

2 Shirts for my husband

  

Unfortunately, the shirts didn’t fit my hubby. So, in short, they’re now mine too! πŸ˜…

Michael Kors sunglasses  

    

I love!!! I am a fan of super big shades. I can’t wait to wear these this summer!

Diesel sunglasses

    

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.

YSL Lipstick 

  
      

This YSL Rouge VoluptΓ© 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! 

Am I the luckiest little sister ever!

Pout your lips as you conquer the world. πŸ’‹πŸŒ 

  

Unboxing: MAC Wash & Dry Lipstick and Blush

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

The feels…

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.

 

Black is the new Black

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 Packaging

The tricolor packaging reminds me of their old collection, the Proenza Schouler.

 

Source: screenshot from https://www.maccosmetics.com/media/videos/mobilevideos/proenza.mp4

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

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 Blush

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.

Overall

I should have gotten more from the collection, seriously. Especially the lipstick, I should have purchased all four! πŸ˜‚

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***

Pout your lips as you conquer the world. πŸ’‹πŸŒ

BH Cosmetics SALE ALERT:Β It’s Time For FREE Eyeshadow Palettes + FREE Shipping!

I got this message in my email yesterday…

So I said…

Source: http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/yass.gif
You know I had to buy these…
   
 
MYSTERY SHADOW PALETTE!! Oooooh….
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.

Pout your lips as you conquer the world!πŸ’‹πŸŒ

 

Review: NYX Matte and Butter Lipsticks

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 πŸ˜‚ or I just absolutely love lipsticks and lasagna.πŸ’„πŸ΄

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.

 

Both the NYX Matte and Butter Lipsticks have transparent plastic in the middle to better see the color of the lipstick. However, the top and bottom part of the NYX Matte Lipsticks are made out of black sturdy plastic while those of the Butter Lipsticks’ have almost the same color to the actual lipstick bullet.
Matte Lipsticks: Whipped Caviar, Tea Rose and Strawberry Daiquiri. Butter Lipstick: Pops Explosif
Pops Explosif is my first and only NYX Butter Lipstick. It applies very sheer on me, almost like a lip balm. However, it is buildable to create a better color payoff on your lips.
Strawberry Daiquiri is my first NYX Matte Lipstick. It has a hint of coral that is subtle and suitable on almost all skintone
Tea Rose looks a bit mauvey to my lips with a nice touch of pink. It seems like that not everyone can pull this off. A friend bought one and she didn’t like it on her because she thought that it washed her out. But for me, it is my fave!

Whipped Caviar is almost similar to the Butter Lipstick in Pops Explosif. Both are good MLBB, My Lips But Better.
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! πŸ’‹

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. πŸ‘ƒπŸΌ

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.

Thanks for your time! 

Pout your lips as you conquer the world! πŸ’‹πŸŒ

Unboxing: May 2015 Ipsy

I got my second Ipsy bag last Wednesday. The hype is real! It’s all over instagram and I couldn’t wait to get my Ipsy!

The theme for the month is Ipsy Jetsetter.

It’s Desi Perkins! I love her! 

But what really excites me is the Ipsy bag I received for the month…

A regular 8.5 by 8.5″ makeup clutch made on faux leather on breakupmakeupshop.com is at $40 . The Ipsy bag is made of sack cloth or hemp.
I got five deluxe sized products and 1 pair of blister pack sample of lip gloss.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil (0.8 grams) is a waterproof lip liner and primer. Full size is at 1.2 grams and costs $20.
Urban Decay High-Color Lipgloss in Failbait and Bittersweet is at $22 each for a 5.1 ml lip gloss.
The Nuxe RΓͺve de Miel Facial Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel (15 ml) is a soap-free cleanser for dry and sensitive skin. At its 6.7 oz. full size, it sells at $19 on Nuxe’s website.
Chella Eyebrow Color Pencil in Tantalizing Taupe (0.9 g) is a mechanical eyebrow pencil. At Chella’s website, it is for $18. This one looks full size.
Balanced Guru Style Me Hair Oil (0.5 fl oz) is an organic hair oil. It costs $18.99 for a 1 fl. oz. full size.
Jesse’s Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust (1.8 g) in Brown Sugar is an eye shadow. It costs $4.99 for a full size that weighs 2.5 grams.

There you have it! I can’t wait to try them all! I particularly love the Urban Decay lip pencil to help me with my liquid lipsticks, the Chella Eyebrow Pencil for fleek eyebrows and the adorable bag!

For links:

Ipsy 

Breakups To Makeup

Urban Decay

Chella

Balanced Guru

Jesse’s Girl 

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