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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 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:


Breakups To Makeup

Urban Decay


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.




The Lip Bar


Lauren B. Beauty

Unboxing: April 2015 Birchbox

Birchbox partnered with Mad Men to come up with a beauty box, on top of the regular one, this month.

You see, I’ve been loving Mad Men lately and have been binge watching on Netflix. Who doesn’t love the dapper Don Draper, the vixen Joan, the poised Betty and the preppy Peggy?! I love their clothes, their make-up and their accessories that I was even thinking of channeling their fashion sense once I start working again, lol.   

I started from Season 1 last month and now I’m on Season 6, woohoo!

So dainty!
Joan is fierce!
Joan told Peggy to stop dressing like a little girl on this scene. But honestly, I like this blue dress!
Betty said what I feel about the Mad Men characters

So Mad Men basically influenced my decision a lot on why I got the Birchbox for April 2015. For $10, why not give it a try.

The box is pretty!
Hello there, smoking Don Draper! It seems like almost all of the characters in Mad Men are smoking, drinking and having extramarital affairs , lol
A brief description of what’s inside the box and their prices if bought in full size.
The other 2 items are inside the green Birchbox box.
For the hair…
For the body…
For the face as highlighter…
For the lips…
A sample perfume
Three of the 5 items can be considered deluxe/travel size. 

I am not sure though which Mad Men character has inspired this box. I was thinking of Peggy because of the MLBB lipstick and the body wash. For all those who didn’t know Peggy, she was a secretary of Don Draper turned copywriter because she’s smart and ambitious. She works so hard and play hardball with the men around her. She wears considerably simple clothes for that era and wears barely there makeup. 

I can see Peggy in me. But I can be Joan too if I want to, *wink*.

***All Mad Men photos are screen captured from the series***



Lady Echeboreche is a Queen of Extreme

I finally got my October BDJ box! I was completely surprised because I didn’t receive any email that my beauty box was on its way.
I was more surprised that I got two boxes! Then, I just died and went to heaven when I saw what’s inside the package. Make-up!
After being revived from my sudden death, I opened the 2 boxes thinking that the contents were different from each other, just like the September BDJ box. Then my feeling of elation changed to curiosity when I found out that they are exactly the same. I’m not sure why I got 2 BDJ boxes. I already emailed their customer service to ask why. I received an Out of Office reply saying that they’ll be able to reply to my message on October 17. Let’s wait and see... (Update: Mistake Proofing)

Going back to my October goodies, BDJ box’s theme for this month is “Express Yourself Fearlessly”. Fierce.
I like BDJ box’s teasers. For this month, their teaser is “Which Type of Girl Are You?”. My friend and I were having a hard time guessing what products we’re going to get for October. Well, it’s a wonderful mind-game and I never imagined that we’ll be receiving Maybelline products. But I did tell my friend that it got something to do with make-up. T’was a lovely surprise! I am quite a make-up junkie (and I had to laugh so hard when BDJ thinks I’m the Queen of Extreme. Because I am, *wink*).

The box for this month consists exclusively of Maybelline products. The boxes are of 6 variants and I got the Queen of Extreme. So far, I saw 2 other types in instagram; Wild Thing and Femme Fatale. Others have different mascaras & lippies. Some have different eye makeup.

So to my fellow royal beauties, here are my Maybelline haul fit for a Queen of Extreme:







I am particularly excited with the Volum’ Express Rocket mascara because I read a lot of good reviews about it and it is one of their new products.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a BDJ box if it doesn’t have a voucher. Plus, they also included a Maybelline Card:


I always get my money’s worth with my BDJ boxes. Total value of all the products is Php 1973 (I don’t know how much a Maybelline make-up remover is so the voucher’s price is not included). For all of these, I only paid Php 580 on their website. So that’s Php 1393 worth of free goodies! 😍

Can’t wait to try them all! ❤️

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