Monday, August 6, 2012

Beauty Box Five Review

I was recently contacted by Beauty Box Five to try and review one of their monthly boxes. I was really excited because I've actually never subscribed to any of the monthly box programs that are out there. I was very happy with all the samples I received!

What is claims:  Once a month, we deliver a Beauty Box with four or five handpicked samples directly to your doorstep. Your Beauty Box will contain items like makeup, skin care products, hair care products, fragrances and a few other surprises!
*info from company website

Compare to: Birchbox, Myglambag, beautybox, beautyarmy, glossybox etc.

Where to buy:

Price: $12 monthly, $30 quarterly and $100 yearly

My Rating: 4.5/5 peace signs

The Good: The samples were all packed very well, nothing was damaged or leaking inside. All the samples were for various beauty needs and were generous sizes, to me at least. I was also pleased with the variety of brands that were provided as well. 

The Bad: I don't really have anything bad to say about this box, only one out of the five samples I didn't use but it did go to someone who did enjoy it so I wouldn't really think that's a con. 

Overall: I am very pleased with this box and the samples that were in it, I am definitely going to sign up for this box very soon! 

Now, I'll just break down the products I got and a few thoughts on each...

It was packaged very well and I really like the color combo they use!

 All the samples were nicely placed in this little mesh like bag. 

I've been wanting to try it's a 10 products for the longest time so when I seen these I was so excited to try them!

I don't feel the need to use anti aging products yet so I passed this one on to my mom and she really likes it!

I'm naturally tan and don't usually use any kind of self tanners but I'm thinking I might try this on an area of my body that doesn't get much sun ever, my legs! lol

I've heard tons about Merlot products but have never actually tried them so I was glad to see these in my box. I've also never used a night cream before either and so far I've really been liking these!

Last but definitely not least is the Tree Hut Shea Body Butter in Brazilian Nut. I LOVE body butters since I'm more on the dry side on my body so richer moisturizers are definitely a must. This sample was a good size and worked great for my skin, I'm definitely buying a full size!

Thank you for reading and a big thank you to beautybox5 for letting me try out this box!

*This box was provided by the company for review, this is my completely honest opinion on the product*

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Current Faves

Hey everyone!!

It's my official first post back! Yay!! haha. I did also want to say that since it's been so long since I last posted that my makeup has changed a lot, don't get me wrong I still love it but I've just toned it down a bit :)

I figured a good way to start was to show the products I'm loving at the moment, so let's get started...

First up is face products:

1. Wet 'n' Wild color icon bronzing powder with SPF 15 in 740 Bikini Contest. This is the perfect bronzer for my skin tone! I use it only to contour and it gives the perfect sculpted look. It is a little powdery but not overwhelming.
2. Mac powder blush in Melba. This is my everyday blush it's the perfect peachy pink color that goes with just about any look that I do. 
3. Monistat soothing care chafing relief powder gel. I'm sure everyone has heard of using this as a primer and I've been using it for the last 7 months and it has done wonders!! I have really oily skin and this helps to keep my foundation on and not oxidize as much as it used to. I've gone at least a good 8 hours without noticing lots of oil on my face. 
4. Urban Decay all nighter long lasting makeup setting spray. I think this is also a reason my makeup has such great staying power, just a few sprays after your makeup is done and your set! It isn't sticky and makes your face look a bit more natural. 

Eye products: 

1. Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara in blackest black. This is my favorite mascara at the moment! It makes my lashes look really thick and full without clumping. It is one of those mascaras that you have to give it a week or so to dry out some then the formula is perfect!
2. Maybelline Mega Plush volum express mascara. This is my second favorite because it's more of a natural mascara on my lashes, it separates extremely well but I wouldn't say it gives a ton of volume but I still like it. 
3. Maybelline line stiletto liquid eye liner. This is my everyday liquid liner, I always have to have my winged liner! This is a perfect black and the felt tip gives me the perfect wing every time!
4. Wet 'n' Wild color icon single shadow in Brulee. My go to highlight for under my brows, it's perfect with almost any shadow to blend out and gives a nice put together look. 

 Lip Products:

1. MAC lipstick in Freckletone. This is a perfect everyday lip color for me especially when I'm going for a more natural look. 
2. Loreal color riche lipstick in Fairest Nude. As you can see I use this lipstick almost on a daily basis. It's my top of the top favorite of the moment. It's the perfect brownish pink color that I just love!
3. NYX round lipstick in Tea Rose. This is more for when I want a tad more color, it's a great pink for my skin tone, not too light or bright. 


Ulta Sheer fragrance mist in Sheer apple blossom. I LOVE this scent SO much! I've always been into apple scents but this one is by far my fave! I use it everyday and it's just perfect, not too strong or too light and it lasts quite awhile as well. 


Clean&Clear advantage acne spot treatment. I'm not totally acne prone but I do still get breakouts mostly hormonal in my chin area but as soon as I even feel a pimple starting I wash my face and pop this on and overnight the pimple is either gone down or dried out. I really love this stuff! It's the only thing that I use for my breakouts. 

So, that's everything! If you have any questions or would like to see a more in depth review on any of these products just let me know! 

Thank you for reading!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Long time no blog and a SALE!

Hey everyone!

I don't even know if anyone even remembers me anymore, it's been almost a year since my last post. So much has happened in my life but I always missed beauty blogging. I took pics for months of hauls, FOTD's, EOTD's and NOTW's but they all went unposted because life was so hectic. I even kept all my empties to post about those as well before I realized they needed to just go since it was all piling up. Anywayz, I've been thinking about a comeback but I won't make any promises, since my hardcore blogging days my makeup has become a little more simple and a lot of my makeup has gone untouched so I figured I would do a blog sale and hopefully it can all find some good homes. I listed all the items on my sale blog which you can find by clicking HERE. Also, if you wouldn't mind to help spread the word since I'm not sure how many of my followers will see this post since it's been so long, I would truly appreciate it!! Thank you for reading and hopefully I'll be back soon!! 

Friday, July 1, 2011

NOTW: Red Hot!


I'm back to share my nails for the week, I was having a hard time deciding what color to paint my nails and figured I hadn't done red in awhile so it was about time.

Polishes used:

NYC in a new york color minute in Times Square and Seche Vite fast dry top coat

What do you have on your nails this week?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review: Equate detangling spray


So, a couple weeks ago when I included this product in a haul I got a comment from Kassandra (check her out if you haven't already!!) asking how I liked this so I figured why not do a review!

What it claims: Tear free, can use on wet or dry hair for silkier, tangle-free hair.

Compare to: Johnson's no more tangles (light green bottle)

Where to buy it: Only available at Walmart

Price: $1.97

My Rating: 4.5 Peace signs

The Good: Okay first and foremost I LOVE how this smells! I can't quite describe what the scent is other than delicious! lol. My other favorite part about it is the spray nozzle (shown below) it twists to lock and gives the perfect mist. It does a really good job at detangling like it says with both wet and dry hair.

The Bad: I will say that sometimes when my hair is extra tangled I have to use kind of a lot of product to be able to get my comb through but even though this is a con, I don't mind it too much.

Overall: I would say this is great alternative to the Johnson's detangler and definitely recommend giving it a try to see how it works for you!

*This is just MY experience/opinion on this product, it may or may not work the same for you. You never know!*

Monday, June 27, 2011

Finished products of the month

Hey everyone!!

I'm writing this post in the middle of the night because tonight I'm leaving for vacation and didn't want to totally abandon my blog.

But yeah, so I decided to make these posts my finished products of the month since I go through things pretty fast or there isn't much left and I use it up.

1. St. Ives soothing oatmeal & shea butter body moisturizer. I'm sure I've mentioned before that I have eczema so I'm always trying out new moisturizers to see what works for me. This one was actually pretty good, it had a nice pleasant fragrance and did a very good job at moisturizing my skin. The best part is that it's less than $4!

2. Suave detangling spray. I always have to use something to detangle my hair after the shower and I had really high hopes for this one but unfortunately it didn't work for my hair. I had to use a lot of product to even get it to somewhat detangle and even then it really didn't do much. I did love the scent which was apple but that was about it.

3. Onyx Professional 100% pure acetone nail polish remover. I've mentioned this in several posts and it's still the only remover I use for my nails. I've already picked up a new one!

4. Aussie 3 minute miracle. I did a post on this not too long after I started blogging and said that this stuff was something that didn't work for me. Well after the package change and my sister buying it and loving it, I figured why not give it another try! It sadly still didn't work for me, it was more like a daily conditioner rather than a deep conditioner as it says. I really wanted to love it because it's so affordable and smells delicious.

5. Garnier Fructis fortifying deep conditioner 3 minute masque. I really love this masque, it really conditions well and makes my hair feel so soft. I wanted to get the big jar after I was done with these small sizes but after checking a few stores I think it might be discontinued because it's never there and I didn't see a spot for it. If you've seen it in stores please let me know where!

6. Lipsmackers in Strawberry Vanilla. These are my hg lip balms I can't go a day without them!

So, that's everything.

What have you finished lately?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Victoria's Secret semi-annual sale haul


I wanted to hurry and post my haul for the VS semi-annual sale so you could all take advantage of the deals!

First off, everything in their secret garden line was 6 for $20 so this is what I picked up:

 Ultra-moisturizing body butters in Luscious kisses and Pure Seduction.

I wanted more but they ran out of a couple of my favorite scents.

 Ultra-moisturizing hand and body lotion in Coconut Passion and Mango Temptation and Exhilarating body wash in Coconut Passion.

These mini PINK body mists were on clearance for $2, I got Aloha Pink in tropical and juicy and PINK with a splash in cool & carefree.

I think I'm gonna go back this weekend because the sales ends in stores on Monday, so if you haven't checked it out yet you better hurry! :)