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!!