Fall 2015 Walmart Beauty Box

Happy Thursday loves!
Hope you’re all having a great week. It’s almost Friday!

Of course we’ve all heard about those subscription boxes and how great they are, but sometimes you just don’t want to pay $10-$15 per month. Walmart, however, has a beauty subscription that comes out every season and only costs $5 and usually includes a few full size products and lots of coupons! You’re basically just paying for shipping! This is my second time getting it, and you know what…I love it! You’ll see why in a minute. 🙂

walmart beauty box

Travel Sizes:

Dove Advanced Care beauty finish 48h deodorant

wbb dove

Loreal Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion

wbb bronze

Aussie Mega Hairspray 24Hr Flexible hold

wbb aussie

Act Advanced Care Plaque Guard Mouthwash

wbb mouthwash

Full Sizes:

Schick Hydro Silk Disposable Razor

wbb razor

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in 875 HD Gladiolus

wbb revlon

 

Samples:

Crest 3D White Brilliance Daily Cleansing and Whitening System

wbb teeth

Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with 2 different scents

jergens wet moisturizer

Nivea Extended Moisture Body Lotion

wbb nivea

Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask

wbb biore

I personally love this box!! I’m excited to try the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer. I’ve heard its similar to the Nivea In Shower Body Lotion and of course the Biore mask. It really works wonders on the skin!!

Have any of you tried this box? What do you think about it? 🙂

 

Dollar Store Beauty Haul

Happy Wednesday loves!

Hope you’re all doing great and enjoying the summer!

I’ve recently been working at a few different Dollar Trees and have been finding some good drugstore brands there! (Probably the only pro about working inventory and seeing other Dollar Trees)

dollar store haul

At Dollar Tree, I found a few Maybelline Color Tattoo Pigments so of course I grabbed it! Honestly, my local Dollar Tree doesn’t have many product options, so when I see more products in other stores, I’ll definitely go for it.

dollar tree maybelline

40 Improper Copper, 5 Never Fade Jade, and 60 Buff & Tuff.

Out of the 3, my favorites are Improper Copper and Never Fade Jade. Buff & Tuff is more of a sparkly champagne that doesn’t really come out strong.

So at the .99 cent cent only store, there’s a section of makeup products that aren’t .99 cents but under $1.99. I found a few Julie G nail polishes that are only sold at Rite Aid. These gems are 0.99 cents and I purchased 3! Just for now at least lol

.99 cent julie G

Elegant Edge, Dance in the Dark, and Passion

Have you guys found anything special at your local dollar stores?! 🙂

 

 

 

Brea Lush Haul and Review

Happy Thursday loves!

I finally went to visit a Lush for the first time in my life and finally purchased something I had my eye on forever. There’s only 2 Lush locations in my area. Anaheim and Brea, California both located in Orange County. As soon as you walk in, you can smell all their natural scents, like  the ocean and it smells clean and fresh. Karen the young lady that was helping me was awesome! She was very patient and didn’t rush me to buy anything. I went to look for the Dark Angels mask but alas, they were sold out, even online! She then showed me other types of cleansers and masks that are a little similar to Dark Angel.

She showed me Ocean Salt, Mask of Magnaminty, and the Coalface. Ocean Salt is a face and body scrub that smells like you’re at the ocean. It’s main ingredient is seaweed. (hence the ocean scent!)

lush haul

I ended up buying the Coalface and a small sample of the Mask of Magnaminty. I really do like the mask! First of all, it’s a clay mask which helps with oily skin and second of all the scent! The name itself is very clever, they somehow added “minty” in the name. I have a thing with anything mint, if there’s mint, I’m buying it. :p

mask of magnaminty

Coalface is like Dark Angels in a way but in a soap base. It’s a cleansing charcoal bar that you can use daily for normal to oily skin. It’s main ingredient, no surprise here, its powdered charcoal.

coalface

I definitely can’t wait to go to Lush again and try out more skincare products, I might even get those bathbombs everyone raves about!

Whats your favorite Lush product? Any recommendations?

 

Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polish Haul

Happy Wednesday loves!

“There’s a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me.” -John Erskine

A few weeks ago, I was just browsing the beauty aisles at my local Rite Aid and found these gems on clearance!! All of the Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polishes were on clearance. Original price is about 5.99 and these were 75% off so they were $1.49. There was no way  I was going to pass these up! I’ve been wanting to purchase these for a long time but kept waiting till they had a good sale. The best thing about these polishes is that they are scented!!

revlon parfumerie

I got the:

*African Tea Rose: a pretty pink that smells like roses! This is the one I’ve wanted to buy since forever.

* Moonlight Woods: a metallic purple with a hint of blue. It smells like the Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods. (Go figure! :P)

*Wintermint: a sheer light green with a blue green glitter specks. Just like the shade says, it smells like Winterfresh gum! I’m pretty much a sucker for anything that smells minty so this is perfect.

*Surf Spray: a cool blue with blue shimmer. The scent reminds me of Irish Spring for some reason. It’s a fresh scent.

Swatches are coming soon! If only there was a way you all can smell the scents! lol 😛

Have you guys tried any of the Revlon Parfumerie? What do you think?

ISSE 2015 Sample Haul

Hi loves!

A few weeks ago, I went to the International Salon and Spa Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center. It’s a 3 day event where licensed makeup artists, cosmotologists, estheticians and pretty much any one in the personal wellness industry. Estheticians usually aim to go on Sunday and Monday because there’s actually more skincare booths and classes. For the past 2 years now, I’ve been going to the Saturday show mainly because it’s the cheapest day. (Bad I know!)

I went for the first time last year and was there about 3 hours in advance. (You can blame it on misreading the schedule and being sick). I pretty much walked in there and felt so overwhelmed! Just imagine a convention center filled with every type of beauty product booth! Anyways, this year I was prepared and being more social and talkative, I scored so much samples!

Color Club Wicked Sweet Nail Polish and Gold Glitter

There was a post on Instagram where if you reposted a photo and go to a specific booth and I’d get some free stuff

I was given the Color Club Wicked Sweet Nail Polish that is actually scented polish along with 2 mini containers of gold flecks used for nail art.

color club polishes                                                   Get Your Lem-On, Yum Gum, Raspberry Rush, Wicked Sweet
www.colorclub.com

Fountain of Uth (FOU) Revitalizing Skin Moisturizer

It hydrates your skin naturally. It’s made with a mix of oxygen  and elements of copper, gold, silver and zinc.

fountain of uth

 

www.fouwater.com

Corrective Skincare Acne Set

*Tea Tree Scrub

*Lime Aid Medicated Moisturizer

*Glycolic 4% with Salicylic Acid

corrective skincare

 www.correctiveskin.com

Omiera Beauty Set

I love the packaging! It looks elegant and sophisticated. Here’s what is included:

Adroit: Heals Folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles) and Breakouts

Glocione: Epidermal Hyaluronic Filler Whitening System

Illumizone: Blanchiment Serum

Acdue: Acne Scar Regimen

Exalt: Natural Treatment for Hair Loss

Revimour: GLA Lash Solution

omiera set

www.omieralabs.com

Agadir Argan Oil Samples

*Sulfate Free with Keratin Protein Moisture Mask: anti-color fade for long lasting, hair color

*Styling Curl Creme: leave-in and anti-frizz

*Daily Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

*Daily Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner

*Hair Shield 450 Intense Cream Treatment

agadir samples

www.agadirint.com

4 Naturals 

*Curly Wave Serum 2 Wavy-Curly: defines curls, tames frizz without buildup, moisturizes and adds shine

*Afro Stretch Curl Cream 4 Kinky-Coily: defines curls, helps eliminate shrinkage, moisturizes and revives shine

*Curl Craze 3 Curly-Kinky: defines curls, defines perfect ringlets, moisturizers and adds shine

       ** there’s no petroleum, mineral oil or silicone, no harsh alcohols, paraben and dye free**

natural curls samples

www.4naturals.com

French Samples

One of the booths were of a French company and because I had purchased something from the vendor, she gave me extra samples!

Ecrinal ANP Shampooing for Women

Ecrinal ANP Shampooing for Men

Ecrinal ANP Hair Mash-for dry and damaged hair

Akileine Heavy Legs Gel

Cicaleine Balm for Cracked and chapped feet and hands

Akildia Multi-Protective Cream

Coup  Declat Intense Plumping Treatment Wrinkle Filler

Coup Declat Nutri-Oxygenating Cream

Coup Declat Lifting Ampoules

french samples

That’s it! That’s my ISSE 2015 Sample Haul. Next time, I’ll be posting my purchases haul at the ISSE 2015. (better known as ISSE 2015 part 2! I still cant believe that these were all samples!

Daiso Japan Haul Lakewood Grand Opening

Hi lovelies!

I’m so sorry I’ve been behind in my Friday Mani posts, been working these past 2 Fridays! But I’ll be sure to post this coming Friday.

There was a big grand opening for the Daiso Japan store in Lakewood, CA and that’s the closest one to my house. So when I heard there was a grand opening, I had to go and this was my first time actually going to a grand opening of any store. The doors opened at 10am but by the time I got there at 9am, there was already a line! For the first 200 customers with receipts, they would get a goodie bag at the end.

Daiso is a Japanese discount store where most of the products are $1.50 while some other products are $1.00 up to $3.00. It’s almost impossible to go into this store to buy one thing, but I can tell you for sure: you’ll definitely buy more than one thing!

I do admit I do think I did go a bit overboard with shopping at this store!

haulBeauty View 

This is a mirror that can be used as standing type by folding the lid in backwards. This works perfectly for someone who is trying to do their eyebrows, put on their contacts or practice their eyeliner technique. I definitely plan to use it for those purposes. It’s has a cute pink hue to it with pink flowers on the cover.

beauty mirror

Hair Pin with Mirror Case Set

This is a small black sophisticated box that carries your bobby pins and it did also includes 25 bobby pins. When you open it up, there’s a mirror. I really do love the design of this case on the top! It’s detailed with two roses.

bobby pin case

Cosmetic Cotton

This contains 150 sheets which you can use for makeup removal and nail polish removal and is 100% cotton.

cotton

Face Towel

It’s 100% cotton and comes in different colors and I chose navy. It’s always a good idea to have one towel used just for cleansing the face instead of using a towel for hair and the face. Honestly when I see this color, I automatically think of the Cookie Monster!

face towel

Foot Mask Pack

When I first saw this, I was surprised! A mask for your feet?! I’ve heard of the baby soft feet product but not this. I’m definitely post this on Instagram when I try it out.

foot mask

Kleancolor Nail Lacquer and Kleancolor Wizard Pads

I got this nail lacquer in 139 Pastel Pink. The name says it all. I definitely need more summer polishes so I figured try this new brand out! As for the Wizard Pads, it is nail polish remover pads and cuticle oil. I like how it’s easy to use with no mess. Only recommendation is that if you do use the Wizard Pads, I suggest you use it on a light colored polish or any polish for that matter that doesn’t have any top coat on it because you’ll have to use about 3 pads for both hands.

nails

 

Sumi Charcoal Facial Cleansing Foam

I’ve heard the awesome reviews about using products that include charcoal. For only $1.50 I figured it’s worth a try. I can’t wait to try this!

charcoal cleanser

I alos went the next day (Sunday) to see the winning nymbers for the raffles but alas I didn’t win. 😦 However, I did pick up 2 more things!

Sleeping Pack 

It’s a gel that you apply on your face at night and it makes the skin moist while sleeping. What really made me want to buy this was the main ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid!

sleeping pack

Rose Contact Lens Case

I always need an extra case for my contacts because for some reason, I always lose them! When I saw this, I had to buy it. First of all, it’s pink and its roses. I don’t know if I already mentioned this but I am in love with all floral things especially roses.

contact case

Lastly they had a promotion the 1st day that was where if you were one of the 200 people with a receipt, you would get a goodie bag. This included two types of snacks: Shrimp Chips and Wheat Noodle Crackers, A Tea’s Tea black tea latte, Vitamin C tablets, Orange Gummies, 2 types of cookies and a yogurt drink.

goodie bag

Hope you guys and gals enjoyed this haul!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drugstore Beauty Haul

Hello Loves! I hope you all are doing great this week! 🙂 I always walk in drugstores just planning to look at the new products but I always get sucked in looking at the sales and clearance areas. Tsk Tsk for me. :p Hi. I’m Chrissy and I’m a beauty junkie! I ended up buying things from Target, Walmart, CVS, and Rite Aid. Walmart I bought the Trim Manicure Kit that included a nail clipper, a toenail clipper, 2 cuticle sticks, a salon board and tweezers. It’s practical and I needed to restock on the salon board and cuticle sticks. For some reason, I’m always losing my nail clippers and the time that I need to clip them, they’re gone! This only costed $0.97 and that’s the original price! trim kit I’ve never really took care of my nails but I figured I would start so I bought the Sally Hansen Cuticle Massage Cream  with apricot oil for less than $5. It intensively moisturizes and conditions which is a plus since at work I’m always using my hands. sh cuticle cream I was looking at my Ibotta app (which is a rebate app for purchasing different things and getting cashback) and found that they’ll pay you back $1 for buying the Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid Cleaning System. These usually run about $10-15 a piece but I was lucky enough to find a few on clearance for only $5!  It comes with the Shine, Shine Go Away Cleanser along with a cleansing brush. olay CVS Just recently, CVS started selling NYX products finally! Now I can earn that $5 ExtraCare Buck for beauty purchases including NYX. I got the  NYX Wonder Pencil in the shade Light. It can be used as a concealer, eye brightener, and a reverse lip liner. I used it as an eyeliner for the waterline and my, it works wonders! Literally as its name! image (4 I’ve heard marvelous things about the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer  in 20 Sand Sable. I’d advise to go to that magic red machine that gives you coupons when you scan your card because you’ll be surprised sometimes. When I scanned my card, I had one coupon that was $3 off any Maybelline cosmetic and another coupon that was $5 off a Physicians Formula purchase. I can’t complain on those! maybelline fit me Target The only thing I got was the NYC Long Wearing Nail Enamel in 141 Red Velvet Rope. nyc red velvet rope

Deals and Freebies February 9-15, 2014

Hi Loves,

I hope everyone has a great Valentines/Single Awareness Day.

This past week was a crazy one that had so many sales going on at a lot of drugstores.

PicMonkey Collage drugstore beauty-001

Walgreens:

Walgreens has a beauty sale going on from now until March 1, 2014 called the Winter Beauty Event where you once scan a coupon and every time you buy cosmetics, skin care, hair care, grooming, bath and body and oral care you get 50 points per $1 as long as you’re a Balance Reward member. Here’s a link to the coupon in case anyone wants to use it! http://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/winter-beauty-event-coupon.jsp

*I bought the Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Clothes for $3.99 and got 250 points for buying it. That’s not including the Winter Beauty Event points. I ended up getting 400 points on that one.

*I bought Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in 041 Dust of Bronze for $4.99. I used a coupon that was $1 off and got 150 Reward points. I believe they changed their design of the polishes.

walgreens buy-001Ulta:

What I love about Ulta is that you can use both coupons from Ulta as well as manufacture coupons. I had a $3.50 off a $10 purchase. So I bought a much needed blush brush from Real Techniques that was $8.99. I then got a Chocolate Mud mask for $1.99 and an Iced Gingerbread Shower Gel that was on clearance for only $0.99. In total I only paid $9.50 so it’s as if I only paid for the brush! Another great thing about using the Ulta coupons is that when you look at the receipt, they don’t take just $3 off one product but they take it from all the products you bought!

ulta buy-001

Rite Aid:

*There’s a sale for the any Venus razor would be $9 and you would get $2 back in Up+ Rewards. I had a coupon that was $4 off which can be found in last week’s P&G coupons insert from the Los Angeles Times. I also had $4 in Up+ Rewards earlier so in total I only paid $1.99 plus tax!

venus olay razor-001CVS:

A new toothpaste came out and it sounded like a good deal. Crest Be Adventurous Chocolate Mint toothpaste! It was on sale for $4.99 while there was a coupon in the P&G coupon insert last week that was $1 off which is not bad at all. I added that with a $3 ExtraCare Reward while getting back $3 again. So I only paid 1.99 plus tax. 😀

*The week before there was a sale on Maybelline: Spend $9 on any Maybelline purchase and get $3 back in ExtraCare Rewards. I got the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Eggplant. I wanted a new color for my eyeliner so I figured why not!

cvs buys-001

 

Kmart:

Last but not least, I was browsing at Kmart in the cosmetics section where I noticed there was a few Revlon cosmetics that were up to 75% off. I was lucky to find this blush in the shade of Wine with Everything 060. I like this shade because it evens out any overdone blush. Original price was about $9 but I only paid $2.99!

revlon blush-001

If anyone else has some more deals, feel free to comment or if you found this helpful share it!

Until next time loves!

 

ISSE 2014 Haul

Hey Lovies!

I hope everyone is doing great. Sorry for being so MiA, with so many things going on recently I’ve been swamped. From getting sick, family dilemmas to starting work!

So this past weekend January 25-27, the ISSE (International Salon and Spa Expo) 2014 came upon us in the Long Beach Convention Center, CA.    I went on Saturday and felt so overwhelmed (having this be my first time to any such expo) haha. I did some shopping but didn’t break the bank! haha What I love about these expos is that there’s so many discounts and so much to see. Here’s a sneak peak to what I splurged on. 🙂

expo haul

 

They had a special in the Beauty Bar where you pay only $5 to get 5 deluxe samples. 😀 And may I say, they were pretty big samples.

I got the:

*Repechage Hydra Dew Illuminating Cream Mask: 1 oz

*Repechage Sea Spa Body Wash: 1 oz

*Aveda Dry Remedy daily moisturizing oil: 1 fl oz.

*Orly Polishield all-in-one ultimate topcoat: 0.6 fl oz.

*Rusk Deep Shine Smooth Keratin Care Deep Penetrating Treatment: 4 oz.

beauty bar

 

I also bought the Intrinsics Naturally Gentle Cleansing Towels and got the Cotton Rounds for free. You could find more products like this at  http://www.intrinsics.net/

 

intrinsics

 

The Moujan 2000 Pre-Waxed Strips for Face, Brows and Bikini. It came with 6 pre-waxed 2 sided strips for 12 applications and there’s also a vial of oil in case of wax residue. http://www.moujan2000.com/

moujan 2000

 

I always hear so much hype about the Crown Brushes and I had to give it a try! It’s cheap and from what I can tell, its not bad at all. I got the IB132 Stiff Brow Brush. http://www.crownbrush.us/

crown brush

 

J.Cat Cosmetics: I never had heard of this company before but when I saw the prices, I was shocked! Some of the products were 3 for $6 or 3 for $9 on other selected products. I got the 3 for $6. http://jcatbeauty.com/

*Roll It Up Auto Lip Liner in “Puce” ( I actually bought it thinking it was a nude eyeliner) But I contacted them and they said it’s perfectly safe to use as an eyeliner. Score!

*Roll It Up Auto Eye Liner in “Bulk Black” Water Resistant

*Flying Solo Eye Shadow in “138 Down Low”

jcat makeup

 

I then got some freebies just buy walking around and random people passing samples out. That’s another great thing about these types of expos. 😀 I got a Poppin Hair Clip, a nail filer on one side and the other side is a mirror and a few hair samples from Amika: Oil Treatment and a Nourishing Mask.

freebies

 

I hope you all liked this haul and I’m looking forward to trying out these products and reviewing them!

Until next time! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Weekend Splurges

Merry Christmas Eve loves!

I hope everyone has a great Christmas Eve and enjoy it to the fullest!

I know I’m glad I finished finals and did great in my classes so this weekend I splurged a bit more on my makeup junkie-ness more than I planned. This whole month has a been a bit too much on the makeup purchases but who could resist right?!

PicMonkey Collage weekend haul-001

This weekend, I made a stop at Ulta, and CVS. I feel like I go to CVS every few days to see if more clearance products come out. To my surprise, the beauty clearance sale also covers hair care!

I got the Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition Conditioning Cleanser in Citrus Creme. This was originally $8 but I got it for $2.50! I really advise you guys to look around the beauty, hair care, and bath and body area of the store. You have no idea how many goodies you can find.

conditioning cleanser-001

I saw this new Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette and took forever to chose what shade I wanted! So many possibilities! I opted to get the shade “Floral Values 393A”. It’s very feminine and soft. It comes with a base color, the browbone, the definer, the eyelid and the crease. I have a feeling that they might start discontinuing the original trio eyeshadow palettes but I could be wrong. I only paid $3.99 for these suckers!

wetnwild palette-001

The last thing I got from CVS this week (and hopefully the last!) is the Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Bronzer in Medium Skin. This is my first time actually buying a bronzer so I’m excited on trying this out! It’s original price was 14.99 but it was on 75% so I only paid about $3.15!

physician formula bronzer-001

I later went to Ulta and I had one of those coupons that were Buy more than $10 and get $5 off, so I went off to the hunt! :p I got one of the most talked about product on the web which was the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Milk”. I use this mostly when I want my shadows to pop.

nyx milk-001

This winter has been pretty harsh here in California and I don’t think people notice how bad the cold weather effects their skin! Especially their lips! I heard that the Sally Hansen Peptide Lip Smoother was on clearance but alas, I could not find it. Although I did find it at Ulta! I’m excited to try this especially at night when it’s the coldest.

lip smoother-001

As I was already paying at the cashier’s, I still did’t have enough to get the discount so I grabbed the closest and cheapest thing. haha I did get the Ulta Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel Sanitizer in “Holiday Cheer”.

So at the end, I only paid $6.59 which is not bad at all!!

Have you guys found any new products that you tried and loved? Let me know! 🙂

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!! and Happy Birthday to My Baby Sis!