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Unboxing: Walmart Beauty Box for Fall 2015

Out of all my beauty box subscriptions, Walmart Beauty Box is the only one that I haven’t cancelled… yet. First, it’s only quarterly and for $5 per quarter, that’s affordable. Second, I am quite satisfied so far with what I have been getting from them.

While I was opening my Fall Beauty Box, I just realized that I didn’t post my Summer Beauty Box! I’m sooo sorry… again. The reason why I remember this was because one of the items here was a repeat from my Summer Beauty Box.

I always enjoy watching and reading unboxing posts of bloggers/vloggers so I equally enjoy doing it myself. I was “playing” with my accessories when I decided to do this so without any further ado, here it is:

   
  

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Gladiolus (full size) retails at $7.97
  
Neutrogena Healthy Volume (deluxe size) runs at around $19.66 for its full size
  
Aussie Mega Hairspray (deluxe size) costs $3.74 for a 17 oz. full size
  
Schick Hydro Silk Disposables are usually in a 3 items per pack. But according to the Walmart’s website, each can cost $3.02.
  
For a full sized product of Dove Advanced Care Beauty Finish Anti-Perspirant Deodorant (2.6 oz), you can buy it for $6.68 at Walmart
  
  
For a 150 ml of L’oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion, you can buy it for $9.91
  

And the foil packs…

    

  

Do you want to guess the “repeat” from my Walmart Summer Beauty Box? It’s the Revlon Ultra HD lipstick in Gladiolus. For $7.97, it more than pays for the cost of the box. So somehow, I am not disappointed because I can easily give this as a gift to any of my friends.

Though I prefer the aerosol type of Dove deodorants, I can see myself bringing this along when I travel. 

I am also looking forward to use the Aussie hair spray because I already tried the Aussie hair conditioner and I liked it. 

I am also happy with the Schick razor because I am already planning to buy a new one to replace what I currently have. 

For the Neutrogena mascara, of course I’m satisfied with it! It’s makeup!

However, I am quite hesitant in using the Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask. Heat + face isn’t exactly a good combination for someone like me who has a sensitive skin.

I also have never used a self-tanning lotion before because I don’t think my skin is that fair anyway. Though I’m thinking of using it to contour my face or as a bronzer. Has anyone used the L’oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion before for the face?

Is anything here a staple on your beauty regimen? Or do you have any bad experience from one or more of these products? 

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I Know What You Did Last Summer 

As we bid adieu to September, I will try to give a gist of what happened to my summer-long hiatus on this blog. I am not going to spill everything (no TMI!), but I will mention here anything that I can think of that is beauty-related and blog-worthy to post.

Let me start with my firsts this summer…

First PINCHme Box

 

What is PINCHme? According to their website, what you do is “answer a series of questions about your household and shopping habits in the Member Profile. We’ll learn what you like and offer samples just for you.” They are free of charge, no shipping and handling fee and all you need to do is answer the questionnaire on their website set for each sample that you received. I’m sorry if my picture is quite an odd combination (don’t worry, the cheese isn’t a revolutionary facial scrub 😅). Like what I got, you can get a different range of products from beauty-related to food, two things I like 😆.

First Influenster VoxBox

Pictures I posted on my instagram ladyecheboreche for my “To Do List”

My first reaction when I got my I Do VoxBox was, “I do! I do love it!”. Who wouldn’t?!

So what is Influenster? On their website, it is “a community of over 1.5 million social savvy shoppers that: Stay on top of the latest product news & expert tips. Review products, share honest opinions with brands and the community. Test products for free based on social media influence.”

So like PINCHme, you will get to answer surveys for them to determine if you will be eligible for a campaign. For the “I Do VoxBox”, I guess the reason I got qualified was because I would go to a wedding (last August) when I got the survey around June or July. The VoxBox is free of charge as it is complimentary for testing purposes and you will have a fun “To Do List” to earn “badges”. They also have numerous contests that you can participate. I actually won something, ehem.

I love everything in my I Do VoxBox but two full-sized makeup products!!! Happiness, right?!

Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous in Buff Beige, full size. At Ulta, it costs $12.99.
CoverGirl .12oz Outlast Longwear + Moisture Lipstick 920 Red Revenge, full size. At Target, it retails at $6.99.

You can get your own goodies at https://www.influenster.com

Exciting summer for my firsts!

Now on the second part of this post, I’ll just show every beauty-related products I bought at Walmart, Target, K-mart, Trader Joe’s, Sephora, Ulta and Nordstrom.

Except for makeup. They deserve a different post. 😅

For the Hair…


For the Nails…

For the Face…

 

For the Body…

…and a Gucci perfume deluxe sample from Sephora


On my next post, it will all be about my summer makeup haul! 😅💄😜

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Unboxing: Target Beauty Box

I decided to make an iMovie on my phone!

A first in so many ways! First Target Beauty Box! First iMovie! First YouTube video!

I really like the Bollywood theme too because it is sooo colorful and pretty!

Please check it out by clicking this YouTube link or by searching for Lady Echeboreche. 😍

Thanks!

Unboxing: September 2015 Ipsy Glam Bag 

Hi friends! I am soooooo, raise to the nth power, sorry that I haven’t been blogging for the past 3 months. I have been traveling lately (i.e. Las Vegas, Texas, New Jersey and New York) so that is my lame excuse. Despite of it all, my heart fluttered like the butterfly wings when I saw that my site still gets a lot of visitors from July to August where I absolutely didn’t post a thing! Thank you dear online visitors… from the bottom of my dear heart. ❤️

So let’s go back to business, shall we…

I stopped subscribing to Ipsy, Birchbox and Boxycharm because I got overwhelmed with the sample or deluxe-sized products that I have. But since September is my birthday month (ehem, happy birthday to me on the 23rd 🎂🎈🎉), I decided to subscribe again to Ipsy. Another justification is that the sample products I got from these subscription boxes came in handy when I was traveling. 😅

Still $10 a month, the theme of Ipsy for September 2015 is “Face Fashion”, which is described as “smokier, deeper, richer” as we all transition from summer to fall.

   

I haven’t seen rollers used as curlers for a while 👍🏼

One of the reasons why I chose Ipsy was because I like their cute cosmetic pouches. I am not a fan of brown though so I am a little disappointed this month.  
 So what’s inside?

   

NYX Cosmetics Ipsy Eyeshadow Trio is an exclusively designed palette for Ipsy. It is a regular sized product at 3 grams. At the NYX website, their eyeshadow trio palette (Love In Rio) is priced at $3.
  
Formula X Nail Color in Ignite is a sample size at 0.13 oz. At Sephora, the 0.4 oz. full-sized Formula X Nail Polish sells at $10.50 each.
  
I haven’t tried any Formula X before so I was excited when it was revealed that I’ll be getting one. But due to the lack of my nail application skills, I think this teeny weeny bit will only be enough for my thumb.😅
  
Liptini Special Edition Lipstick in Starlet Cocktail is a regular sized product at 0.9 oz. It claims to be cruelty-free and vegan. At the ‘Tini Beauty website, this sells for $18.
  
I haven’t opened it yet but the company’s website described it as “velvety, buildable long-wearing lipstick in vibrant rich berry” that can be used for cheeks too. I love deep colored lipstick!
  
Bayberry Naturals Rosehip & Hibiscus Moisturizer is a facial lotion that claims to be 100% vegan that is free of sulfates, parabens, phtalates and artificial fragrances and dyes. It is a sample sized product at 0.5 fl. oz. The regular size of this one is at 4.6 fl. oz. and can be bought for $17.95 at Bayberry Naturals website.
  
Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Moisture Mask is described as a “paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, vegan and gluten-free” facial mask. It is a sample that weighs 0.16 fl.oz. At drugstore.com, you can buy the Avene Soothing Mask for $26 at 1.69 fl.oz.
 

My favorite for this month will be the full-sized products. The prices of the NYX Eyeshadow Trio and the Liptini lipstick have more than paid the $10 cost of this bag. However, I was slightly disappointed with the size of the Formula X nail polish and the pouch itself.

I just cancelled my subscription again for October and November and will re-subscribed on December.

Do you think I made the right choice in cancelling my subscription?

  

Unboxing: June 2015 Birchbox 

I was disappointed with last month’s Birchbox. Honestly, I just resubscribed because I finally got my free Beautyblender sponge.


So I didn’t expect too much this month…

  

Each box this month has a unique code that you can use to enter on birchbox.com/SayYes wherein you can get discounts, points and other goodies.

This looks promising. There are 6 products all in all.

Two of my least favorite colors: Pink and Orange. But they do look good for summer so I can see past that.

  

SARAHPOTEMPA Darby Clip
I absolutely love this! This is the “lifestyle extra” included in my box this month. I have thin hair and this clip can hold all of my hair into a bun for that easy-I-dont-care-wearing-my-PJs hairstyle. I know you’re supposed to use this for sectioning when your styling your hair but so far, what I thought of is the most practical one.

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel

First sentence on the “Directions”… “This is not a mask.” Fiiiine, snappy much!? 😅 It says on the box that it is an acid-free peel that you massage to your face until small bead-like dead skin forms. This reminds me so much of this Japanese product, Cure Natural Aqua Gel, that I got on my September 2013 BDJ Box (a subscription box in the Philippines).

Supergoop! Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology


That name is a mouthful! But I appreciate sunscreen products anytime! Supergoop is popular for their sunscreen products so I am looking forward in bringing this to my trip to California next month.

Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner

Because everyone needs an indigo eyeliner when they’re swimming…

Joie Folle de Joie Eau de Parfum

Even if I don’t know how to pronounce this product, I still like perfume samples so this is a thumbs-up for me.

Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow

I thought it was too dark for my skin but it blended well on the back of my hand as I was swatching it so let’s see when I use this on my face.

Overall Impression

So, am I saying YES to June 2015 Birchbox? Yes, I’m satisfied. I can see myself trying everything on this box.

Pout your lips as you conquer the world. 💋🌍

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. 💋🌍

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. 💋🌍

  

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 Rêve 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 

Unboxing: May 2015 Boxycharm

With my insta-stalking, I found out about Boxycharm. At first, I hesitated because it costs $21, that’s like Ipsy and Birchbox plus a dollar combined. But when I saw that the last month’s Boxycharm consisted of one whole eyeshadow palette, I was like…

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Well well well… there was no eyeshadow palette this month. But I wasn’t at all disappointed! I love everything, absolutely everything, in this box!

That moment when you want to play with your toys in the most acceptable way for a woman of a certain age…
…but decided to break the rules! lol! Kitty is just happy for me that for $21, I got $98 worth of items!

So what am I all excited about? Let’s see…

  

ModelCo Bronze Shimmer for $22.00 (full size).
I am currently using only one bronzer, The Balm’s Bahama Mama. I’ve got no complaints with that but I’m also willing to try new ones. It’s makeup, be adventurous.

The Lip Bar lipstick is for $20.
I adore the packaging! It may not fit on my lipstick organizer (check my post here), but I don’t care! I will put this together with my other make-up stash.

The shade is called Purple Rain. Purple is one of my two favorite colors besides Blue.
Didn’t I say I am smitten with their packaging! kissy kissy lips 💋

Bodyography Essential Brow Trio for $19 (full size)
I am always on a lookout for the best eyebrow pencil/shadow for me. Why? I am not blessed with good eyebrows plus I got in with the 90s trend of overplucking them. If you want to see what I mean, check my post about this.

 

Bodyography Brow Brush for $19.
It is pretty marvelous when you got something from your subscription boxes that you actually NEED. Besides using this with the Bodyography Essential Brow Trio, I can definitely use this too with my other eyebrow powder.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish for $18 (full size)
I left all, as in ALL, of my nail polish bottles and nail stickers at my parents’ house. So this nude, called “Sunset Tower”, is a good addition to my almost non-existing collection of nail products here in the US. But what I love about this is that it’s vegan, Cruelty-Free and a nice basic color to compliment the purple lipstick included here in the box.

It was truly a good first impression for my first Boxycharm. I can’t wait for what’s in store for me next month.

Links:

Boxycharm

ModelCo

The Lip Bar

Bodyography

Lauren B. Beauty


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