Thursday, August 30, 2012

September Julep Maven Box

Yay for the first box of September! I'm glad that Julep makes the effort to send you these before the next month.

Yes, this is yet another installment from my shitty IPhone. I really need to upgrade my hardware.

Well first let me just say that I'm a sucker for good packaging and Julep tend to make me drool. I love this month's packaging! The red paper shred, the black and white polka-dotted gift bag, and the blue ribbon that wraps it up in a neat little set. I am in love.

I got a cool looking magnet in this box. Too bad I don't have anything to stick it on to. My fridge is covered on all sides and is pretty much magnet retarded.

I got three nail polishes again :D woo! I'm glad I get three instead of the two everyone else gets. I signed up for nail polish and I hope that's what I receive in my boxes.

The first one I noticed was Delaunay, which is a reddish-orange color. I haven't swatched it but I'll do it eventually, but like always I'll probably forget to post it. I do however, post them onto my Instagram.

The next one is Otte. This one is a light brown color. I am really looking forward to trying this one.

And lastly is Alma. It's a mucky light green color. A little on the yellow side. Really pretty. It looks like these polishes would probably go on really creamy.

Overall, I really loved this box. Julep has not disappointed me. This box was like a collaboration with Trina Turk. I love that name.

And if you haven't joined Julep yet, do it now! I guarantee you it's totally worth the $20 bucks a month.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August Birchbox Opening

Yet again another mobile update! This time about my Birchbox opening. I really like the color of this box. The yellow reminds me of school, which is the theme of this month's box. Back to Beauty School!


First thing that I saw was the Schick Hydro Silk Razor and it's got coupons on the back. Woo! I like getting razors in the mail. Quality razors are too expensive, especially since almost everyone uses them.

The Deborah Lippmann lacquer remover things are pretty cool. I got two of them. The name is a little weird. Uhm... Excuse me? Haha! The Stripper To Go, For Go-go Girls. It's cute but I don't know how I feel about it.

Anyway, I freaking love the Viva La Juicy sample. La Fleur I'm guessing means the flower. French makes everything sound so fancy. I like that it comes with a little spritzer thing and the smell is so pretty.

Eye Rock's Designer Liner, cool idea but they seem kinda big. It does say you can cut away at it. I just haven't worn that much eyeliner since high school. It comes in four different styles.


Last but not least, Pixi Beauty Lip Blush! Everyone knows I love lip stains. This one is in Purity No.2. It's a nude color. Its also a matte lip stain. I'm going to be using the shit out of this.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Vincent Longo from HauteLook

My laptop is currently being salvaged by the BestBuy Geek Squad so I'm going to post this from my iPhone.

Vincent Longo was on HauteLook on August 1st and I really wasn't going to get anything but I saw this lipstick and I had to fucking have it.


It's a velvet riche lipstick in Indie Rose. It's got this creamy feel to it. I swatched it and let it sit for a couple seconds, it wiped away but it still has this really subtle pink hue there.


I got it for $9.00 and I'm not sure what the original price is but I think it's in the $30 range.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pixi and Pop Beauty is on HauteLook

Pixi and Pop Beauty is back on HauteLook!  I think it was a couple weeks ago that they had only a palette up for sale.  It ends Saturday at 8AM pacific. Man, I fucking love HauteLook!

edit: I ended up waiting too long so I wasn't able to enjoy this sale but it's ok cuz I got a Pixi Lip Blush in this month's Birchbox ;)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hautelook Part 1 of NYX Cosmetics

The first part of my NYX Cosmetics order from Hautelook came in the mail today! I love the fact that they put the summary or whatever in a envelope, it makes me feel special :D


I got the Sweet Yet Subtle Lip Set for $9.00. So cheap I wanted to buy more but I just couldn't figure out what exactly I wanted.



I love lip balm and lip glosses, they're definitely my favorite and I'd put some on before I ran out of fire. Not really, but sorta. I got two, one is a very subtle pink tint called Shukran and the other is Spasibo in a nude shimmer. Weird ass names, I'm not sure how to pronounce them.


The lip glosses are "mood" lip glosses which means they change colors when I put them on my lips. One turns a reddish-pink shade and the other goes from clear to a light pink. I really wanna see how vibrant these are when I wear them out.


I can't wait for the rest of my package gets here.


edit:  I bought brushes from this sale too, but they oversold them.  I ended up getting a $5 credit on my HauteLook account for each one, so it added up to $15, and also a $7.50 refund back into my PayPal account.  There won't be a Hautelook Part 2 of NYX Cosmetics.

August MyGlam Bag

I'm so happy today, because I got 2 packages in the mail!  That means two posts in one day! Yay! 
Alright, I'm done with the exclamation points.  I fucking love these bags, this month's theme is Endless Summer. 




I am super happy with this month's Glam Bag.  The first thing I saw was this Eclos Plant-Based Beauty.  The package says it contains plant stem cells.  Interesting? One was a face serum and the other was a regenerative cream.  They smell freaking awesome.  The sample size is also pretty substantial. 


I got a Roll on Perfume Oil by Demeter in Dragon Fruit.  It smells straight up fruity, there isn't much of any perfume-y smell to it.  I like it though mostly because I rather wear a fruity body mist than a strong perfume scent.


I love getting new eye shadows to try out.  I never purchase loose eye shadows so this Salty Cosmetics eye shadow in Glama-ZOID was a great surprise.  It's a loose mineral eye shadow and the color is like a luminescent pearl with like a pink-ish shimmer/tint.  I don't know but it's fucking awesome.



And yet another Circus nail polish.  Fuck yeah!  I love getting full-sized nail polishes!  This one is in Ringmaster which is a bright ass, neon pink.  The little packaging it comes in is really cool too because I used the last one to put my smaller brushes in, and now I can use this one for my eyeliner pencils and pens.



As a bonus I got a lip gloss from MyGlam.  It doesn't have a name on it but it does have a 02 so I guess that's what I'll call it.  MyGlam in 02 ;]  This is also an awesome bright ass pink


Thanks MyGlam!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Influenster VoxBox


I received my first VoxBox from Influenster!  It's a Latina Beauty VoxBox to be specific.


I love the color coordination of the box.  It made me feel like they put thought into it.  The first thing I noticed was the box of Always Radiant Infinity Pads.  I haven't tried them yet, but I do have to say that I am not a fan of wings on my pads.  I just find them extraneous.  



The Always Tampax Radiant Collection was a fun one to open.  It's like I got even more samples in just one little bag.  I love the bag, I'm probably going to keep extra tampons in that.  I'm gonna give some of the samples in this one to my best friend.  





I had never used waxing strips or anything I've always felt like it's such a hassle with all the melty liquid and those tongue depressor sticks, but these VEET Ready to Use Wax Strips, Leg & Body seem so easy.  I just shaved my legs so I haven't been able to use them but it's only a matter of time.


The NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine I have used more than once already.  I like the taste it leaves on my lips and it's glossy without being sticky like most lip glosses are.  I received the one in Nude and it's definitely my go-to lip product as of lately.


The two ones that I've already gotten more than enough use of them that I've placed them into my normal routine are the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen and the Bath & Body Works Shower Gel.  I love the lotion and sunscreen combo!  It feels so awesome and doesn't dry out my skin.  The smell of the shower gel fills up my entire shower its so relaxing.

Overall, I enjoyed this Latina Beauty VoxBox and am so glad I got to take part in this sample box.








I received each product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster

Ballyhoo Bath

Ballyhoo Bath is my new favorite!  I wanted to add something scented to my friends birthday box and I decided that a handmade soap would be cool.  I decided Etsy was the way to go.  I'm so glad I chose Ballyhoo Bath.

I ordered a pomegranate scented soap to add to the box.  


They also included a free sample.  Mint rosemary.  Smells so good!  I love it so much I definitely should of bought one for myself.




BaubleBar

My first purchase from BaubleBar!  I love, love their jewelry designs.  (I apologize for the crappy quality pictures.)




This bracelet I got for $5 because I also decided to buy a necklace from the bottom of the page.


The necklace I got for my best friend.  She absolutely loved it.  I really wanted to keep it for myself, haha!


I'm gonna buy more often from BaubleBar.  Everything is so damn perfect. 


August Julep Maven Box

I love Julep nail polishes so much. The box it came in was really different from the first one I got. I think it was because the first one was an intro box.



The inside of the box was so pretty. The tissue paper was so glittery it made it feel like I was opening a present. Everyone knows I love gift wrapping.



The reason it was so big was because it came with a tote bag. I love tote bags, so I can carry my gym clothes and books in them.



The nail polishes were metallic. I haven't swatched them but I'll make another post about that when I do.