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?

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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? 🙂

 

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!

April 2014 Conscious Box Review

Hi Loves!

I hope everyone is enjoying their week! 🙂

I wanted to do something new and this my first time doing  a subscription box review. I previously signed up for the Conscious Box a few weeks ago. Thanks to Facebook! haha they had a sponsored advertisement mentioning that I could get my first month free just pay the shipping fee which was about $5. There’s two available options

1. The Taster- monthly samples

2. The Plus-with more samples and a few full size premium product

There’s also 3 different varieties: Classic, Vegan or Gluten Free.

I’ll show you guys what I received in my box! 🙂

ECOVER Dishwasher Tablets:

  • Contains: 2 free automatic dishwasher tablets. Power, effective cleaning. *Phosphate and chlorine free *Biodegradable * Not tested on animals.
  • www.Ecover.com

Sadly  I don’t own a dishwasher so I’ll probably give this away to a friend or a family member who has one! 😦

ecover dishwashing

 

Plum Kid Fruit and Veggie Shreddz:

  • Chewy and organic healthy kids snack *Made with real fruit and veggies *Perfect lunchbox snack
  • www.plumorganics.com

Even though I don’t have any children,it’s a great snack for any age.

plum kids sherdz

 

Weleda Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner:

  • Certified Natural Hair Care
  • Oat Replenished Shampoo: With it’s delicate scent, this shampoo smoothes the hair’s surface, and reduces breakage and split ends and improves suppleness.
  • Oat Replenishing Conditioner: With it’s delicate scent, this conditioner smoothes hair’s surface, adds moisture and restores the hair’s natural resillence.
  • www.weleda.com

weleda

 

Annie’s Homegrown Bunnies:

  • Whole Grain Graham Snacks *No Artificial flavors, synthetic colors or synthetic preservatives *8g of Whole Grains
  • www.Annies.com

annies organix

 

Crystal Body Deodorant Towelettes:

  • No Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Parabens, Phthalates, or Fragrnace *Prevents Body Odor all day *Leaves no white residue on skin *Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist Tested, Non-sticky, Non-staining
  • Available at CVS stores and CVS.com
  • www.thecrystal.com

I personally love any type of deodorant towelettes. It’s a great way to get refreshed when you’re on the go, either at work, the gym or traveling. Not too strong of a scent and does the job right!
crystal deodorants

Allimax 100% Allicin Capsules:

  • A garlic powder capsule that is odor controlled *Maintenance One capsule daily *Certified Bio-Active *Scientifically tested *Supports Your Body’s Natural Defenses *Combats: athelets foot, arthritis, bites, C-Difficile, Colds, Eczema, Flu, Diarrhea, Nail fungus, Wounds, Fungal infections, Viral infections
  • www.allimax.us

allimax

Spatone pur Absorb Iron:

  • Feeling tired/fatigued? Take this by itself or dilute it in half a cup of fruit juice or water. *Don’t use grape juice *Gentle daily iron provider *Easily absorbed and gentle on your stomach *100% Natural Liquid Iron Supplement
  • Clinically proven high absorption *less side effects *no additives *gentle dose *convenient
  • www.purAbsorb.com

spatone iron

Nordic Naturals Omega Boost:

  •  525mg Omega-3s in just 1 teaspoon * Dietary Supplement for Heart, Brain and Immune System *Creamy, delicious mango flavor the whole family will love *Fast absorption for a tasty boost of Omega-3s
  • www.nordicnaturals.com

omge boost

Raw Rev 1o0 Bar:

  • Non GMO Project Verified *Kosher *Vegan *Dairy-free *Vegetarian *Gluten-free *Organic
  • ingredients: organic cashews, organic sunflower seeds, organic dates *organic agave nectar, organic spirulina powder and organic sprouted flax seed.
  • www.rawrev.com

raw rev

When I first saw this, I was a bit intimidated due to seeing it green. However, after I did try it, I loved it! It’s not too sweet, healthy and it does fill you up. I like the fact that they do have cashews, sunflower seed kernels and dates.

I don’t have an exact picture of it because I was so intrigued that I ate it before I could take a picture of it!

Lastly, I received a Serengetee Fabric Swatch.

fabric swatch

My Verdict:

I honestly wouldn’t order another Conscious Box just because I can’t use all of the products I received. I did like Annie’s Bunny Grahams, the Raw Rev 100 bar, the Crystal towelettes, and the Weleda shampoo and conditioner.

 **”Go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” -Maya Angelou  

 

 

Mario Badescu Review

Hi Loves!

I hope you all are having a great week. 🙂

A few weeks ago I got an email that includes all the freebies of that week and it had the Mario Badescu skincare sample. You basically sign up and they ask questions about your skin type and after you answer the questions, they handpick your skincare routine. Then after a few days you will get an email talking about the products more in detail and they offer you free samples of your regimen. It takes a few days to weeks for the samples to arrive. It came with a personalized instruction guide as well as a product guide discussing all of the products available and how to apply them.

There are four types of skin types: (once you take the questionnaire, they will tell you what type you are)

1. Combination- (C)

2. Oily- (O)

3. Dry- (D)

4. Sensitive (S)

 

What I got, a description and my review:

*Aloe Lotion: An aloe and 2% alcohol toner/astringent that cools the skin. I personally like it. When I put it on after cleansing my face, it feels refreshing. It has a light fresh scent.  (Great for Combination, Dry and Sensitive Skin)

aloe

*Flower and Tonic Mask: It’s a combination of purifying and calming mask for congested, bumpy or slightly oily skin. Balsam Peru calms minor redness and irritation and Kaolin absorbs the dirt and oil from the pores. I honestly didn’t see any difference with this mask except for my nose since I do get blackheads a lot. I would only use it for my t-zone. (Great for Combination, Oily and Sensitive skin)

flower tonic mask

*Glycolic Eye Cream: High in antioxidant Vitamin E and blend of oils for a soft youthful looking eye area. I personally like this especially using it every morning and night. It’s light and fresh, not too greasy. (Great for ALL skin types)

glycolic eye cream

*Drying Cream: very effective treatment to dry up small under-surface blemishes that look like raised bumps. The aloe rich cream conceals and heals erupted pimples. This is probably the best thing I have tried for those pesky hormonal acne or blemishes. It does indeed dry up the pimple and makes it look less irritated. (Great for ALL skin types)

drying cream

*Hyaluronic Moisturizer (SPF 15): Daily moisture and moderate sun protection. Hyaluronic acid locks in skin’s natural moisture and antioxidant Vitamin A based Peanut Oil nourishes skin. Absorbent and non-greasy. I like this moisturizer. It’s simple but does as it says. I did add my own SPF though just to be safe. (Great for Combination, Dry and Sensitive kin)

hyalonic moisturizer spf 15

*Orange Cleansing Soap: Orange extract makes this gentle, cream cleanser mildly exfoliating. Non-oily, non-detergent formula is safe. I wish I could have liked it but it was too simple. It didn’t feel like it cleansed my face at all. (Great for ALL skin types)

orange cleansing soap

* Strawberry Face Scrub: Made with real strawberry seeds that gently buff away flaky skin while natural AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) breakdown dull build up. It improves the overall texture. Again, I wish I would have liked this one. It didn’t feel like it worked on me. There was no difference after I used it.

strawberry scrub

I would definitely buy the Aloe Lotion and the Drying Cream. You can buy Mario Badescu products at Ulta, Nordstrom and at http://www.mariobadescu.com/Skin-Care

 

What I also liked about this sample kit is that it included a very personalize product application guide and also had pictures of how to apply the products on your face. In the product guide as well also has a glossary for the words that aren’t familiar.

What do you guys think? Would you fill a questionnaire to test out a skincare regimen?