Friday, January 31, 2014

January GlossyBox First Impressions.

I love Glossybox packaging so much. Especially the nice sturdy pink boxes and the pink ribbon tied into a bow. If you're not familiar with Glossybox, they are a beauty subscription service that sends you a box of deluxe products every month for $21. Check them out here: Glossybox.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

January Empties

I actually managed to use up quite a few products this month, which is unusual for me. Anyhoo, let's get into it. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Haul: Ulta Friends and Family

I happened upon an Ulta Friends and Family coupon code some time ago, so I decided to use it to get my favorite mascara. But then I wanted to spend $50 to get the free shipping, so I ended up getting the Lorac Pro palette too. They also included a couple (mostly useless) samples. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Friday Roundup: Monday Edition

So I didn't do a friday roundup post on friday because I was just too excited with all of my beauty boxes. But here is what my week has been like. I went to a murder mystery dinner party, and of course I had to dress up for it. I know the makeup is nowhere near anything flapper like, but I just threw something together with what I could find. I also pinned my hair into a faux bob. It was a lot of fun.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Review: Neem Oil.

Neem oil seems all the rage these days. I've been reading about it for a while, and how it reduces acne flare-ups and helps a lot with body acne. After reading a lot of nice stories about how it's a miracle product, I decided to give it a try. And I was disappointed. It certainly didn't make anything worse, but I didn't see the results I wanted.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

January Ipsy

Ipsy is a beauty box/bag/envelope subscription service that sends you a little makeup bag with samples and full sized products every month. They're $10 a month and currently have a wait list. Feel free to check them out here: Ipsy

That being said, this was my first month with them. I ordered a subscription because it was relatively cheap compared to other beauty boxes, and I like the fact that they tend to send out more makeup. This month however, was mostly skincare. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

January Pop Sugar Must Have Box

For those of you who don't know, the Pop Sugar Must Have Box is a lifestyle box where they send you the best beauty, lifestyle and home products of the month. It's a little pricey at $39.99 per month, but they do tend to send out nicer things, with the overall values of the box being over $100. I finally caved and got the subscription, so this is my first month with them. 

If you want to check them out feel free : Pop Sugar Must Have Box

Monday, January 13, 2014

5 Favourite Makeup Products Under $10

If you can't tell already, my makeup preferences tend to lean towards the slightly more expensive products. It's not that I have something against drugstore brands, but I just have a hard time finding products that truly work. And more often than not, all of my cheap impulse buys end up in the makeup reject drawer. That being said, I think the following products are truly the bee's knees of drugstore/cheaper makeup. I also used Walmart pricing for the prices, because that's where I tend to buy my drugstore products. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Review: Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule

I have had this for a while now after reading about it on several beauty blogs. I was really interested in trying out a product that had snail ingredients in it. Having gotten over the fact that it's um snail, and being interested in why it's so popular in Korean skin care products. And overall, I think this is a solid ampoule/serum, but nothing particularly special.  

Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday Roundup: Hair Masks and Movies.

I haven't been doing any faces of the day lately because this is what I look like everyday. It's been so cold that any makeup starts to look terrible after 2 hours outside. Oh well. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

December Glossybox Review

Since Glossybox is a beauty box that sends several skincare products, I thought it would be much better if I did reviews after I had had a good amount of time to try out the stuff. And I took a lot of these products on vacation with me to see how they fared and if I would purchase the full size. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Haul: Florida and Free Stuff

So while my mom and I did a fair amount of shopping in Florida (as expected), I only really bought three things. Which for me, is unexpected. But in reality, I didn't want to carry a very heavy bag on the plane because I am a flying diva. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

December Empties.

Didn't December just fly by? Anyway, here is my collection of products I have used up last month. It's mostly hair products because in the winter, I have a lot of problems with dryness and static. But I also included a makeup product, which for me is an accomplishment. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Years, Updates, Resolutions and More

Happy New Years Everyone! I'm finally back from Florida so I should be posting on a consistent basis again. I thought I would be able to on vacation, but as it turns out, my parent's beach house is in a cell phone dead zone so my little T-Mobile hotspot doesn't work so no internet. Boooo. 

I was able to see some nice fireworks in downtown Jacksonville, and the weather was definitely more festive than here in Michigan.