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

It’s My Birthday!!!

I am more addicted to Hello Kitty than to make-up because I have been loving her since I was a kid! So my sweet husband got this on my birthday. πŸ˜˜πŸŽ‚

   
    
 
The cutest!

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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!

You Win Some, Winsome (The Return)

I am thankful to be so blessed!

If you haven’t read this and that, then you have to, hehehe. These are my previous posts where I announced that I won something.

Guess what? I won again!


Yipee!

So for those who don’t know what Influenster is, let me try to explain it.

By signing up to their website (you can go there thru my referral link) you will get surveys on your email or on their app. Based on your answers, they will determine if you are qualified for an upcoming campaign. If you are qualified, you will get free, yup, FREE or COMPLIMENTARY products. Just blog, tweet or basically post anything on your social media accounts about the products that you have received and your corresponding product reviews. Don’t forget the disclaimer that the “product was complimentary for testing purposes”.

They also have several contests that you can join to win sweeeeet stuff like what I did. I was aiming for the Keurig really, a lot of the Influensters got one, but a megabox is still awesome!

Sweet sweet prizes!!!

Fun isn’t it! I can’t wait to get my paws on my prize! 🐾

Unboxing: September 2015 Ipsy Glam BagΒ 

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 πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰), 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. πŸ˜…

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 πŸ‘πŸΌ

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.πŸ˜…
  
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 AvΓ¨ne 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 BirchboxΒ 

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!? πŸ˜… 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. πŸ’‹πŸŒ

Unboxing: Too Faced Cosmetics Mini Haul

Remember this? I got my order this week and I’m so excited to show them to you.


  

The sides of the box…  

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

This is my first eyeshadow primer since I don’t usually wear eyeshadow anyway. I heard a lot of good things about this one so I can’t wait to use this not only for my Too Faced eyeshadow palette but also for my new BH Cosmetics eyeshadow.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection

I heard about this palette first from “From Head To Toe” beauty blogger/vlogger then eventually, it seems like this palette has become  everyone’s must-have.

    

They also included a cheat sheet/tutorial on how to create different looks using this palette.

      

I will try my best to try one of these! πŸ˜…

I heard that they made some changes with the packaging. There were some complaints on how it looked so bulky and hollow. However I can say that the new packaging is sleeker and made out of durable tin can, or plastic, I’m a bit confused on what’s it made out of but I like it. I’m gearing toward it being a metal though.

So why chocolate? Besides that it’s made with 100% cocoa that makes chocolates, it also smells like cocoa! I want to eat it! When I first showed it to my friend who doesn’t wear make-up, she really thought it was a real chocolate before I opened the packaging!

  

The colors are so lovely!

The samples

This is their new foundation that will be launched on June 15.

I will use this first before using the full size that I just bought.

The Pocket Damage

    

You can never go wrong with free shipping and a discount!

Wish me luck! Hopefully I can pull this off!

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

 

Unboxing: BH Cosmetics Mini Haul

Remember my post about the BH Cosmetics promo? I got what I ordered online around two weeks ago but something else was needed to be announced urgently that day (aka the Too Faced Sale post) so this unboxing has been moved today.

BH Cosmetics has been popular for some time now in YouTube and several blogs. They are affordable and offer a lot of options especially with their eyeshadow palettes. So when they offered free shipping and free palette, it was time for me to board the ship!


    

Special Occasion 39 Color Eyeshadow & Blush Palette

          
I am in love with this palette! The blush palette already has highlighter and bronzer. The blushes are all pigmented and wearable.

The eyeshadow portion has matte and shimmer. I can see myself creating different looks out of these, from daytime to nighttime make-up.

First Edition – 120 Eyeshadow Palette

    

1 out of 120 was broken
        
Honestly, I was overwhelmed with all these colors! Some of them quite look alike but I haven’t tried them yet so I will leave my final judgment on a later post, with swatches and make-up looks.

The Mystery Eyeshadow Palette: BH Party Girl After Hours

I intentionally did not open this yet. I checked the YouTube first and images online. I think the Special Occasion will suffice so I’m thinking of giving this to my niece.

The Pocket Damage


Not so damaging at all…

So that’s my first BH Cosmetics haul. I will try to post their swatches and some looks that an eyeshadow noob like me can cook up. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…


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

Samples For May 2015

Hello, June!!! We’re already halfway done with 2015 and I am enjoying every day of this year!

As we say goodbye to May (by the way, my second name is “May”, ugh, that people think I was born in May), let me show you my sample finds for last month. I am a newbie to this “hobby” but it sure is exhilarating when you find something that you really find interesting… for free!

Initially, I just browse the internet everyday for freebies to avoid boredom. But now, I can officially admit that I AM A SAMPLE HUNTER, a hunter who doesn’t get her hands dirty! Oops, I need a mani!

When I find a good deal… (Source: Taylor Swift’s stickers in Line chat app)
The samples I got vary; from food, beauty products, medicines and magazines. These are samples from the company without any purchase needed.

Twinnings Tea

Yummy!
Almost everyone I know prefers coffee than tea. Not me! I can drink a tea anytime, any day!

Nivea Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

It smells delicious!
One of the reasons that I like these freebies is coupons!

Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion

I really got to try this!
More savings!

Allegra Antihistamine

Call me Little Miss Achoo! I sneeze like crazy, multiple times, when my allergies attack. My friends and family can’t stop themselves from counting the achoos! Sniff sniff… Antihistamines also help me not to have an anaphylactic shock when I eat something that I’m not supposed to (ehem, shrimp and crabs!).
Major score since this is what I take anyway for my allergies

I would like you to guess this one…

Say what? Am I being deployed? But I’m not a soldier, my husband is!

Heart attack! So this is what it is! Major props for their awesome creativity!
  
These are the Kotex samples inside the cute and well-thought box.
 

Nice packaging! I love the color combo!
  
These are pantiliners.
  
Kotex Security Long
  
Kotex Security Regular with Wings
    
These are their products. On the back, is another coupon. I asked my husband to redeem the coupon at Walmart. Awww, I love him! ❀️
 
But I guess it will be TOO MUCH if I also ask my husband to stick this on his car, right?! Hihihi…


Men’s Health Magazine

For my hubby since we’re both trying to live a healthier lifestyle… TRYING…
 

I will do my best to get more free samples and post my “treasure” hunting adventure here. If you know any other ways to get some, please tell us! But for me, I usually go to this website: http://freebies.about.com/od/householdproducts/tp/free-samples.htm

Have fun!

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

  

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

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