Tuesday, 30 December 2014

♡ December Wishlist ♡

1. SHO-BI Decorative Eyelashes in Play Sexy #6
2. SHO-BI Decorative Eyelashes in Play Cute #2
3. Dollywink False Eyelashes in no. 10 Sweet Girl
4. Dollywink False Eyelashes in no. 13 Baby Girl
5. K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner Pencil in Deep Brown
6. Canmake Brown Liquid Eyeliner
7. Etude House Princess Happy Ending Blusher in Rose Pink
8. Canmake Stay On Balm Rouge in #07
9. Canmake Just For Me Essence Rouge in #01
10. Canmake Perfect Brown Eyes in Sweet Brown
11. Canmake Perfect Stylish Eyes in Pinky Chocolat 
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Monday, 8 December 2014

♡ MEMEbox Princess Edition #6 Cinderella // Unboxing ♡


The second of my three day MEMEbox un-boxings is the Princess Edition #6 Cinderella! I was going to get all three boxes released (Tinkerbell was the other one) but I decided against it at the last minute for a reason I honestly cannot remember for... aish my memory ;n;
My favourite thing about this particular box is that that it's a face / hair focus box... I'm not really a body cream / lotion / wash enthusiast as I know what my body is able to have and I just stick with it - Radox bubble bath, Original Source Lemon and Tea Tree Shower Gel, Garnier body lotion... end of. So, to have a box with make-up in makes me a very happy person!

#1 ECLAIRE Color-Blast Lip Cream in #06 Santorini
Product description; sophisticated and vivid in colour, completely waterproof and long-lasting, and leaving a silky matte finish, the Color-Blast Lip Cream is a must-have for lovers of all lip products! Its vegetable oil based formula is gentle and moisturising, and it prevents dehydraion of your lips by creating a moisture lock-in layer. Plus, it's free of paraben, benzophenone, alcohol, mineral oil and phenoxyethanol. 
First impression; I would have preferred the red colour than the pink......... but it seems like a nice pink colour all in all. It's interesting to see that this is made with vegetable oil and have no parabens or benzophenone or alcohol in it like a couple of other products from the previous box... recurring theme happening? 

#2 Color World Setting Powder in Orange
Product description; An extremely lightweight, sheer setting powder which is silky and fine in texture and leaves skin with a flawless finish. Smooth away fine lines and imperfections as it sets your makeup in place for the whole day. Add a velvety finish to any makeup or for that extra colour and coverage when applied alone.
First impressions; oooooh setting powder! I've heard of setting sprays and certain setting powders like MAC and Kryolan so this should be interesting for me to use as I go through powder like you'd never believe....... bye bye shine! Also... I was a little bit unsure about the orange colour at first but it turns out that it's more like a translucent powder and changes to appeal to your skin colour and tone... double boom!

#3 ECLAIRE Color-Blast Blusher #Santorini Coral
Product description; a soft and sheer coral, pressed powder blush. Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, it'll bring out the healthy, peachy glow from any skin tone.
First impressions; there's a lot of ECLAIRE products in this parcel but I like the theme... and I love peachy / coral blushers to create that "healthy" glow... I prefer it any day to the OTT pinks or reds even though that style is starting to grow on me these days. It will be intriguing to see if this is a colour build up type of blusher or a "oops too much in one go" kind of blusher.

#4 Tonymoly BCDation All Master SPF30
Product description; this multi-functional BCDation from Tonymoly is a makeup base, a BB cream, a CC cream, and a foundation all in one. It not only correct, blur, and balance out the skin tone but also moisturises, lifts, and adds extra volume for a silky smooth 3D complexion.
First impressions; I am honestly glad that this is the only product that wasn't full sized as I have purchased BB creams in the beginning (of my cosmetic downfall) and have been bitten badly by the wrong shade so I'm happy with the fact that I can test this out, check it against my tone and complexion etc and see if this actually WORKS before I go and get a full sized product!

#5 Anis Double Act Curling Essence
Product description; enriched with grape seed oil and various natural moisturisers, this Double Act Curling Essence not only delivers moisture surge, nourishments, and firmness to hair but also works as a hair styler for the strengthening your curls and holding them in place all day long.
First impressions; oh a hair product... I don't normally go to hair products in an instance unless they are shoved right under my face and as this is here I will try this one. I also never curl my hair... always straighten as my natural hair is some weird frizzy... lion mane... fuzzball

#6 Macqueen Concealer Dual Veil 
Product description; this dual concealer consists of a cover stick on one end for erasing red spots and blemish scars and a liquid concealer on the other end for evening out unbalanced skin tones or highlighting T-zone and under eye area.
First impressions; awesome! I won't really use the liquid concealer as a brightener though as I tend to use liquid concealer more than stick concealer but I'll be using this one that is for sure. Kind of bummed that I got the darker #23 shade of this though and not the lighter #21 shade but hey, you win some and you lose some.

#7 LadyKin At The Party Long & Perm Mascara 
Product description; a smart dual brush mascara with two different types of brush attached for 24 hour long, voluminous lashes. The round ball-like brush works as a 2nd step volumizer which allows you to create varieties of look by adding extra curl and volume to different parts of your lashes.
First impressions; needed a new mascara and boom... got one. How awesome is that?! I've heard things about ball shaped mascaras so it'll be interesting to try this out and see how it works (and trust me it does work as I have been using this since I got it) the ball shape at the end also helps split your lashes apart so you don't have that spider leg look.... perfection! An amazing addition to the make-up collection.
All in all... I like this box. I've seen a few bloggers not happy with this particular box and I can understand their points that they made but for a $139 value for $25.99 (plus the p&p) isn't that bad. Maybe in future if there is another Princess Edition box they need to consider other options so instead of throwing in a random hair care product into a whole make-up box is take away a make-up product and add a skin care product or just throw away the hair care product altogether and have just kept this as a make-up box like the Snow White box was skin care all in all... get it? I am happy with this box and I will certainly be using all of these products... guarantee that.
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

♡ MEMEbox Princess Edition #4 The Little Mermaid // Unboxing ♡


Aish! I am a little behind on what I originally had planned but I wanted to get these unboxings done and out of the way more than anything! I'm not going to lie, I hate waiting for things. Especially for things that I have purchased and you don't know what will be in them. At the MEMEboxes HQ, I think that they have some twisted fetish about seeing people squirm and wait for their products... ugh so mean!
Anyway, after months of waiting... three boxes turned up on my doorstep all within the space of a week huzzah!! The first one I had unboxed was the Princess Edition #4 - The Little Mermaid.

#1 Pureplus+ Bentonite Cleansing Soap
Product description; this cleansing soap brings together Bentonite clay from France and cocoon silk for optimizing its skin perfecting results as a deep cleanser. The Bentonite clay is packed with over 66 different kinds of natural minerals such as calcium, magnesium, germanium, and selenium which effectively yet gently removes unnecessary dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from the skin. Together with the cocoon silk - known to be the most similar ingredient to our skin's innate protein - this clay soap leaves skin soft and moist without causing dehydration.
First impressions; I'm actually allergic to most soap bars (and many soap products) over here in UK - I can't remember the ingredient but my searches are limited - and so I'm a little cautious about trying this product, especially as it is meant to be a face cleanser, as I don't really want to have a burning red rash all over my face... we'll see, I'll have to do a skin test first and hope for the best!

#2 DD'ell Extra Vitalizing Serum
Product description; This extra vitalizing serum is formulated with algae extract and galactomyces ferments both rich in  various minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Algae is also known as a miracle natural ingredient from the ocean because it boosts great life force and power growth, for it grows over a meter each day. Nutrition-rich extracts from the algae act as strong antioxidant, anti-allergic, and moisturising agent. Its formula is also free of 12 chemical ingredients such as paraben, artificial colouring, benzophenone, formaldehyde, paraffin, BHT, and triethanolamide.
First impression; this does seem interesting. At first when you look at the product, you will think that it's some highly chemical produced product from the top end of the market but the fact that, yes it is a little high in price ($42) but it's got the main known chemicals out of it. It's hard to keep looking around for a product without paraben in it and even though I'm not as aware of it as I should be.... I do try my best. It'll be interesting to see how this particular product turns out after a few weeks of using in my daily routine.

#3 Grinif Collagen Aqua Peeling Gel
Product description; Multi-action enzymes along with cellulose effectively peel and help uncover a smooth, fresh, new complexion without drying, irritating, or causing undue stress to skin. It removes impurities and de-congests clogged pores for a youthful, radiant look.
First impressions; This is one weird container for a peeling gel... but there must a reason behind it to use such a design? I'm always interested in products to try that don't dry out my skin and it says in the description that it doesn't do that so this one shall certainly be put through the test to check out that theory.

#4 dearberry Pure & Popular White Clay Pack
Product description; Amazon white clay deeply cleanses sebum and skin impurities piled up in the pores and tightens up enlarged pores while organic aloe vera extracts soothe and moisturise the skin. This gentle wash-off clay pack will leave your skin feeling silky, soft and flawless.
First impressions; YAY CLAY PACK!!! Clay packs are my life savers and after running out of my recent one (Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Pack) this is a godsend to me! I suffer from very large pores around / on my nose and in certain areas around my chin so clay packs honestly work for me and I'm excited to see if this one will do the job like my previous one!

#5 Mizon Hyaluronic Ultra Suboon Cream
Product description; moisturises, nourish, relieve, and firm up dry, dulled complexion with Hyaluronic Ultra Suboon Cream. This facial cream consists over 30% hyaluronic acid otherwise known as 'moisture magnet', effectively pulling and locking in moisture and nutrition. Various natural ingredients, oil and ceramide also work to hold in the moisture and to soothe sensitive, stimulated skin. Its gentle formula is free of paraben, artificial colouring, and artificial fragrance.
First impressions; I have heard of Mizon products and have only dipped my toe in with a couple of things but I'm excited to test out this one as it is, again, paraben free as well as low in artificial products. I just hope this definitely lives up to what it's saying and will help keep my skin balanced in the moisturised section as well as not irritating my sensitive skin!

#6 Pure Smile Original Mask Sheet in Seaweed
Product description; pamper your skin with an essential mask sheet enriched with a blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, collagen, and seaweed or pearl extracts straight from the ocean.
First impressions; a Japanese mask product amongst Korea products? Uhhh ok? But, I did just find out today though that Pure Smile may be a Japanese product but it is made in Korea, hence the linking of these products... interesting right? I love Pure Smile anyway and it definitely does what it says on the packaging and I have never had a bad product from them before so I'll be enjoying this mask one day that is for sure!
Now interestingly again, all products were full sized which was quite a nice surprise... I just wish I'd felt the same way about a couple of the actual products given though. First off, I am happy with about 90% of the facial products involved in this box but it's just the bar of soap... super random to me and it just feels a little... I don't know thrown in there? I like the theme of having products from the ocean and ingredients that help keep your skin soft and moisturised but I was expecting a little more pizazz from this box? Princess..... Mermaid.... hints there?

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