June 2020 BabeBox Reveal

Happy Tuesdays love! I hope your week is starting off great!

Where do you usually go to find new subscription boxes? Well I found this BabeBox on an Instagram ad about a few weeks ago. So I figured, I would check it out!

They had a special promotion where your first box is free, and for an extra $10 you also get 2 mystery products. Not bad, right?

What is the BabeBox?

For $29.00, you get 4-6 full size makeup, personal care, and skincare products once a month. All of the items you receive with your BabeBox are 100% cruelty-free.

Avant Skincare – Rose Beautifying Face Exfoliant $114

This is a Rose and Papaya facial exfoliant which lessens redness, skin irritation and appearance of wrinkles. Vitamin B5 also helps with moist retention.

Did you know that papaya is a great ingredient to remove dead skin and can decrease inflammation?

As with other skincare products, the expiration date is 12 months.

Steve Laurant Lip Oil in “Orchid” – $20

When I first saw this, I really thought it was just a night time kind of lip product but boy was I wrong?!

This oil is designed to soften your lips and prevent sun damage which is a great plus since we are getting into summer season.

I personally am not a big fan of gloss, but occasionally I do use this on top of my matte lipstick just to get that moisture in. I use it more often at night as a lip night treatment.

Lord & Berry Ultimate Lip Liner #3042 Rusty – $14

This is the original Lord & Berry lip pencil and it’s their signature lip liner! It’s a comfortable and easy to use because of the round-shaped barrel. LXB is used to soften and protect the skin.

Rusty is a light nude shade that can easily work with the wide range of skin shades.

(sorry for not posting a full picture as somebody bit it aka Mocha the new puppy! >_<)

It expires in 36 months.

Lord & Berry 20100 Maximatte Lip Crayon in #3402 Soul – $18

Another Lord & Berry lip product but this time, it’s matte! My absolute favorite type of lip formula! As you apply it, its a smooth application with an excellent payoff! It’s easy to carry around in your makeup case and…even after a few weeks of not being used, it’s still rich in color and doesn’t dry up.

Bang Beauty Bashful Blush in Oh Darling – $20

Oh Darling is a orange peach blush and I’m growing to like it. I’m usually a lighter blush kinda girl but I can slowly grow into it. It has a soft lightweight layer of sheer silky color that glides easily. Just always remember to use a light handed sweep to the brush and tap any excess product.  Expiration date is 12 months.

Illuminati Pink Cosmetic Sponge – $21

I usually have one sponge for my foundation and another sponge for applying setting powder and/or blending.

What do you guys think? Would you order this?!

 

Summer 2020 FabFitFun Box

Hello Loves!

I’m finally back after a long absence, it’s been a strange year and a half as of late! But I’m back for good!

I’m back with a well needed new Summer 2020  FabFitFun box and these always excite me since I’ve upgraded to an annual subscription with more goodies in store!

dr. Brandt Do Not Age Triple Peptide Eye Cream $82 – 0.5 oz/15 g

Now that I’m in my 30’s, I have to start paying attention to my eye wrinkles, am I right? This could not come at the perfect time!

What is it? A lightweight hydrating eye cream that helps reduce and get rid of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.  For all skin types

Ingredients? Triple Peptide Complex-Palmitoyl oligopeptides, argireline and Vitamin C polypeptides which smooths the look of skin, reducing the appearance of deep lines and dark circles. Phospholipids, Ceramide 3, and shea butter helps strengthen skin, and replenish moisture levels. Caffeine, which helps to reduce puffiness and look of dark circles.

A Tip: Use it am and pm.

HydroPeptide Moisture Reset Face Oil $120 – 1 fl oz/30 mL

I’ve been getting more interested in using more face oils so again this was a perfect product to choose!

What is it: This is an antioxidant-rich blend of a dozen precious oils to look in moisture and helps the skin from environmental stressors (i.e. pollution) and free radicals.

Ingredients: flower extracts and avocado, pumpkin oils and rice bran extract

I’ve only used it a few times now but so far, I am loving it! It doesn’t give you a greasy oily feeling as it lounging on your skin. As for the scent, it’s a very light floral scent, it’s not very noticeable IMO.

How to Use: Dispense 3-5 drops in your hand. Using gentle sweeping and patting motions to apply to your face, neck. You could even use a few drops with your moisturizer, serums or even body lotions for an extra boost of moisture.

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream $65 – 1.7 fl oz/ 50 mL

I’ve been in search of a new moisturizing cream since we all have been wearing masks due to COVID 19.

What is it? A daily moisturizer to deliver hydration and help repair the skin’s natural lipid barrier. This is a gentle formula that instantly absorbs to create a beautiful and healthy glow.

Ingredients: Jojoba and avocado to help hydrate and condition. Aloe to naturally sooth and help calm skin. Grapeseed Oil and Vitamin and natural antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals.

I love this moisturizer as it has a very light consistency. It’s not too greasy at all and it really does remind me of a thicker type of milk.

Silked Satin Pillow Sleeve $29.50

In my opinion, you can never have too many pillow sheets, especially this one! I have heard that silk pillow sheets really do help with us frizzy hair girls.

What is it? It’s an open ended design that fits most standard, queen king pillows. 100% Poly Satin Charmeuse front while the back is 95% Rayon 5% Spandex that is non slip. It is a perfect traveling essential for covering those pesky hotel pillows. It prevents beadhead, hair breakage, dry and frizzy hair, prevents skin creases, fine lines and skin irritations.

WINKY LUX Uni-Brow Universal Eyebrow Pencil $16

A Univeral brow pencil that works with both light eyebrows and darker eyebrows. Who would have thunk it!! I had my doubts until I tried it on my eyebrows (I have dark brows) and I also tried it on my mom (she has light sparse brows) Well I can tell you, I’m a firm believer on this one!

What is it? A cool toned eyebrow pencil that works for most brow shades. The firm texture allows for maximum control, creating a universally flattering eye look everytime!

Pro Tips: *Increase your application pressure for darker toned brows. *Apply softer pressure for light-colored brows. *

Cali Cosmetics Foot Cream with Menthol in Tarocco $24 – 2.5 fl oz / 75 mL

We are slowly entering summer territory, so it’s a no brainer that we got a foot cream in our Fab Fit Fun Summer box.

*Fun Fact: Tarocco is actually a Sicilian Blood Orange*

Simply apply on to feet and massage from your heels to your toes. Use twice daily.

Spongelle Coconut Verbena Hand Cream $18

Another thing that you can never have too many of is of course hand creams. I probably have one hand cream in every purse I have!

This hand cream screams summer vibes to me! It’s infused with Spongelle’s signature scents and patented Salsphere ingredients, this hand cream will help sooth, nourish and hydrate your hands and cuticles. Especially after using hand sanitizer all the time!

Ingredients: Hyaluronic acid (women’s best friend), shea butter, argan and macadamia seed oils.

The Lyfestle Co. Beach Mist $42 – 4oz / 125 mL

Again, another great summer skincare product! As we all know, we need to always refresh and make sure our skin is hydrated especially in these summer months, this is where The Lyfestle Co. Beach Mist comes into play.

What is it? Soothing aloe combines with a cooling combination of mint and lavender which helps moisture and hydrate the sun drenched skin.

Pro Tip: Store it in the refrigerator for extra cooling effect!

The next 2 products were actually from the Add-Ons event. The Add-Ons event is where you can also purchase other products from the Fab Fit Fun store.

type: A Deodorant with Sweat Activated Technology in The Achiever Ocean Mint

I’m in the process of getting rid of all of my other aeresol deodorants since it’s bad for us ultimately. This is aluminum free! I first heard about this brand was a few years ago at an event. So when I saw this I just had to order it. The best part is the scent! It reminds me of the beach with a hint of mint. Okay okay, it’s not a hint of mint, it’s a bit stronger than just a hint! LOL

 Ouai Leave In Conditioner 

The very first time I heard about this and/or even tried it out was from my very first FabFitFun box that I signed up for. I’ve had it for about 2 years now, I still haven’t even hit pan yet. However, I knew I needed to reorder this just just in case I can’t get my hands on it again and for the price as well! At Sephora it’s $26 while I ordered mine for $7!

There’s something I just love about it! The scent, the formula of the leave in conditioner, how it just oomphs my curly hair.

 

 

 

Fall 2018 FabFitFun Box

Happy Monday loves!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Here we are, back at work on Monday! :p

I took the plunge in ordering the Fall 2018 FabFitFun Box when I received an email with $10 off your first box! Who can say no to that?

Let me tell you, I was not disappointed! There’s a mix of beauty, self care, fitness, jewelry, and accessories!

This box originally is $49.99 and it’s sent every season. In my opinion, this is a no brainer since the total value is $295!!!! :O I don’t know about you….But I’m sold! Another plus is that you can customize a few products which is also nice! Meaning: you have 3 choices and you get to pick one!

GLAMGLOW BUBBLESHEET OXYGENATING DEEP CLEANSE MASK (2 Pack) – $18

I’ve heard many great things about this brand, especially the mask! This mask will have you glowing! It’s a weekly bubble detox to put skin in it’s happy place. I haven’t used this one yet but they give you a 3D bubble experience!

Spongalle Body Buffer in “Freesia Pear” – $16

So I’ve never used a body wash infused buffer but hey it sounds and smells amazing!! You can use it more than just one time which is always great! It’s dermatologist tested and works for all skin types. It cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates and massages. Apparently the exfoliating massage texture changes to a soft, silky one as you squeeze it.

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream – $33

This for me is a classic. I love the scent and it’s so moisturizing! Created with Dead Sea minerals, this mineral rich hand cream instantly improves skin’s moisture level. It also smoothes rough, dry skin, and restores suppleness. I’m addicted to the scent FYI!

Free People x Understated Leather Starry Eyed Travel Eye – $40

So this is a vegan leather eye mask that has a removable, non-toxic cooling insert to keep you feeling and looking fresh. This would be great for days or nights where I have those nasty headaches. The adjustable straps offer a comfy fit while the beautiful metallic patchwork keeps you dreaming with the stars!

Summer & Rose Brittany Tote in “Navy” – $54

I’ve never seen anything like this before but it’s adorable and simple! Rope handles, stripes on stripes, and vegan leather, this is a tote where you should reserve a spot in your handbag collection! It also has two pockets, making it easy to carry around your essentials as well as it zips up.  It’s really a cute but especially for the summer season!

CYLO Cobra Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds in “White/Rose Gold”- $40

I’ve actually been looking for a Bluetooth for the past few weeks instead of just using Bluetooth Speaker, so this came at the perfect time! They’re chic and comfy Bluetooth earbuds which came with interchangeable buds. They also include the onboard controls and neck strap which helps you enjoy your music tangle-free.

CUSTOMIZATION 1: ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel – $33

This was one of the customization products that I could choose from two options. I’m a sucker for skincare, so that was a given! This is a rinse-off cream which is made with exfoliating papaya, milk protein, and antioxidant-rich vitamin E that works together to exfoliate and purify tired, lackluster skin.

CUSTOMIZATION 2: Crown Brush 6 Piece Brush Set in “Black + Rose Gold” – $75

This was the second customization that was offered. I have heard of Crown Brushes back when I was in my esthetician program but never had a chance to buy them. They’re made of 100% synthetic bristles, this 6 piece brush set has everything you need to perfect any look! Plus, it’s an easy way to travel with. The brushes include: Powder, blush, concealer, shadow, blending and eyeliner.

Sponsored: ApotheCARE Essentials

This is more of a extra bonus product and hey it’s haircare! I received the Vanilla Argan Oil Sweet Almond Shampoo and COnditioner. It’s refered to as ‘The Replenisher: intense hydration for dry hair”. I also go the Rosehip Oil Geranium Aloe Vera shampoo and conditioner. This one is called “The Booster: dynamic volume for fine + flat hair”.

There you have it folks! Now let me tell you, I don’t think I’d ever cancel this subcription box! As you can see, everything I received in total was more than how much I paid!

Target Fall Beauty Box

Happy Wednesday loves!

Have any of you noticed it’s almost impossible to grab a Target Beauty Box before it sells out?! Well miraculously, I was able to grab one this time for the Fall Beauty Box. I only paid $5 which is pretty good considering that you get samples and one or 2 full size products. I personally wanted this box just because there was more hair products for curly hair!

Skincare:

Pretty Animalz by Look Beauty: Panda Calming Facials Sheet Mask- it provides intensive hydration and calms skin with an aromatic lavender scent. I will definitely use this on my at home spa day. The first full size product!

St. Ives: Invigorating Apricot Scrub – it helps reduce breakouts before they occur while it’s made of natural exfoliants for a gentle and deep cleanse. I personally I don’t use this for my face. From what I’ve learned: Apricot seed is indeed very sharp so I only use this for my at-home pedicures.

 

Haircare:

Curls: Blueberry Leave In Conditioner – it’s a special formula that helps to hydrate, boost healthy hair growth and support strong keratin production.

SheaMoisture: Argan Oil & Argan Milk Shampoo and Blowout Creme – argan oil, shea butter and almond milk gently cleanses to tame frizz and improve shine. I’ve received this before and I’m glad I got another sample of it! The blowout creme works perfectly for blow drying curly hair.

Curls Unleashed: Curl Defining Creme – it’s a lasting moisture that treats even the most dry and damaged hair, leaving it soft, smooth and manageable.

Body Care:

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion – cocoa butter enriched with Vitamin E helps to smooth marks, heal, soften and tone skin. I’ve heard about this everywhere, however, it’s my first time trying it out!

Chapstick: Hydration in Blood Orange – an advanced 3-1 formula that helps moisturize, renew and transform for more youthful-looking lips. Another full size product!

There you have it loves! A review of the Target Fall Beauty Box! What do you think? Have any of you tried or received any Target beauty boxes?

Walmart Beauty Box Winter 2016

Happy Thursday loves!

I’m back again to review the quarterly Walmart Beauty Box for Winter 2016. It’s a great way to try out new drugstore products, only costs $5 per box. It’s like basically paying only for shipping!

winter 2016 walmart box

Pantene Pro-V Hairspray (Level 4 Extra Strong Hold)

I’m really glad I got this product especially if you can easily take it with you while traveling! I’ll probably use this when my hair is curly and need that extra hold.

pantene hairspray

nSpa Exotically Creamy Coconut Rich Body Butter

This special gem is only available at Walmart. As I opened the container, the first thing I noticed was the scent: Pure Coconut! and indeed it is creamy as it says. You can easily just place it in your purse and use it anywhere and anytime. Travel-friendly indeed.

nspa coconut butter

Goody Slideproof Silicone Elastics

“Say Goodbye to Slipping and Sliding! Goody Slideproof elastics help your hair stay in place to give you a super-secure hold without sacrificing style.” That’s what they claim, I honestly haven’t tried it yet. I plan to use it though when my hair is straight. Can’t wait to use it! 🙂

goodie elastics

Pure Silk Rich & Luxurious Shave Cream Raspberry Mist Moisturizing with Aloe

Another travel size product that any girl would love? Right?! I personally am not a fan of raspberries, but the scent isn’t overbearing thankfully.

silk rasberry shave cream

Dial 7 Day Moisturizing Lotion

This lotion is supposed to keep skin soft up to 7 days. Who doesn’t like that? Especially with this crazy cold weather. It’s a fruity omega moisturizer.

dial 24hr lotion

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser (White Tea & Vitamin E)

It boosts softness, evenness and radiance while it doesn’t over-dry your skin. I love getting these kinds of samples just because you can try it out for a week or so before choosing if you want to buy it again or not. There’s a very light scent to it, not too strong though.

neutrogema cleanser

Centrum Vitamints

Actually this is the very first time that I’ve gotten something healthy in my Walmart box. (But hey I’m not complaining) These are refreshingly minty multivitamins. You can take this anytime without having to take it with water. For people who forget to take their vitamins, this is a perfect alternative. I also liked how they included a coupon in case I wanted to purchase it later.

 

Mini Samples:

*Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream Moisturizer: I’ve gotten so many of these which is perfect considering my go to moisturizer is exactly that. If I have to travel anywhere, instead of taking that container with me, I can just take my samples with me. 😀

*Jennifer Aniston the fragrance sample along with a $3 off any Jennifer Aniston fragrance purchase of $22 or more.

*Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner: For Fine hair, adding fullness and body while gently cleanses. It also contains 100% Essential oils and it’s Paraben and Sulfate Free

 

 

 

 

May 2015 Birchbox Review

Happy Saturday loves!

I’m finally back from my long hiatus and hope you’re all doing great! So sorry about my recent disappearance, work was a bit on the hectic side!

birchbox

I was lucky enough to find a promo code for BirchBox from GlamLifeGuru who is a Youtuber that I’ve been following since forever! I only paid $1 to try out BirchBox. ( I always wanted to try it out, but of course my funds had other things to do and be)

This month’s theme is from Cupcakes and Cashmere (a fellow beauty blogger as well). She picked out 5 of her favorite products.

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Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

This is an exfoliating cleanser enriched with papaya, micro-crystals and aloe. It’s Paraben free, sulfate free and 99% natural! I’ve already tried this a few times and I may be in love with this cleanser! I use this before applying my foundation and I’ve found it to be very effective. It really does give you a smooth plate for your foundation. The Texture: it feels like a light cleanser with a little bit of exfoliating crystals that lathers up with water.

vasanti

N.4 Lumiered-hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect

This is a leave-in conditioner that instantly detangles hair and provides color protection as well as an extra dose of UV protection. I haven’t used this yet to be honest but looking forward to trying this! I like the idea of a hair product that protects against UV rays.

hair spray

MARCELLE Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel

I use this after washing my face but before I apply my foundation. Some times I’ll just use this as a moisturizer without any makeup! It works both ways. I do feel that my skin does get hydrated while using this which is great, considering that it’s already summer and humid. FYI: there’s no scent to this, perfect for people who are sensitive to smell.

hydrating gel

Notting Hill Femme English Laundry

A mini perfume sample by Christopher Wicks. It’s actually a bit hard to explain the scent but something like a musky floral. I definitely love the scent though, I’m going to wear it for special occasions.

perfume

Coastal Scents Reveal 3D Palette Sampler “Desert Bloom”

This is the first time getting a BirchBox sample let alone an eyeshadow palette sample. I had no idea what to expect! It’s a cute 4 sample set: matte light brown, a shimmery gold, a rose gold, and a pinky metallic purple.

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Rating: 4 out of 5

Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What did you get in your box?