Thursday, 17 July 2014

SUMMER FOTD : MAKE UP FOR EVER





Beauties;
Today I wanted to share a super easy and "summeresk" FOTD with you using some of my MAKE UP FOR EVER products. Sometimes with warm weather I like to wear as minimal makeup as possible but on the other hand I want to be "put together" enough to run errands and be presentable. All products are listed as well as why I like them , especially for summer! I really wanted to change up my posts a bit as I have been giving a lot of reviews (love reviewing for you all) so here is a FOTD and why I like the products I chose for this FOTD.




Products Used: 

  • HD MicroPerfecting Primer # 5 - This product is great, if you love the standard HD primer , you'll like how MAKE UP FOR EVER has added colour to their primer. Each colour pigmented primer has bonus eliminates as to why they would be beneficial for you, # 5 is perfect for those with light skin tones who want to achieve reduced visibility to any imperfections. Also, its super moisturising -- big thumbs up in the summer time (even when my face is an oily mess) $39.00 


  • Mat Velvet + Foundation #20 - I love this product especially in the summer as we all know how the hot days go! Also this product is water resistant which is a bonus. A little goes a long way so I don't feel like a cake face during the humid day, beach to dinner with minimal touch up? now that's my kind of foundation! $42.00 


  • HD High Definition Blush # 335 - Love me some creme blush in the summer, Especially when its warm. I have been grabbing this a lot lately. It's bronze but not super bronze -- ah natural ... Although I would like to see this be 100% water resistant it doesn't make me grab this product any less than I already do. $31.00


  • Smokey Extravagant Mascara Black - I always thought the benefit They're real Mascara was going to be my favourite , not since this product - let's just take in the brush. I love this mascara. It's so volumizing - and makes my lashes look so great especially since I do not wear hardly any makeup during the summer. A little of this mascara can make your entire look and to boot .. it's waterproof and lasts literately hours. $28.00 


Overall as mentioned the products I use are minimal but sometimes spending a little extra on makeup makes it worth it! Especially in the summer months.

Until next time ....

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Meme Box - Scent Box 3 - Grapefruit *REVIEW*

Today, I wanted to share my opinion on the very popular Memebox. Before I was so generously asked to review this box I always seen beauty guru's review the Memebox on youtube so I was familiar with the
concept.


 If your not familiar with Memebox basically it is the #1 beauty box provider in Korea. Memebox just recently launched in 43 other countries. Korean cosmetics are renowned for their high quality and efficacy. Memebox carries 4 main types of beauty boxes: Memebox, Memebox Special Editions, Superbox and Luckybox, in addition to the box series, they also carry full-size, Korean beauty products in their online "Memeshop" which you can visit at http://us.memebox.com/

Memebox was so generous to send me a scent box (# 3) "Grape Fruit" A scent box is an assortment of beauty items that correlates with memebox by scent themes. Each Scentbox is arranged with 3 to 4 full products and deluxe samples of the scent topic.

Currently, Memebox does not offer a monthly subscription so each box will have to be purchased upon release and its best if you register your email at us.memebox.com that way you will be first to know when a new Memebox is released.

Now, lets get into the contents of the Grape Fruit Scent Box shall we?


1. Evas Mimi Lauryne's Dress Perfume Mist - 150ml , Retail Value $18.00 , What a great refreshing scent! This product can be used as a multipurpose fragrance spray which I really enjoy. It is perfect to freshen up any smell and is not to harsh. I used this alot in my car on days when I needed to feel more awake! I love the smell of citrus and fruit in the summer. 

2. Kael28 Sun Killing Grapefruit Gel - 270ml , Retail Value $30.00. A little pricey for the purpose but it works like a charm on a sunburn. I was a little sceptical as I burn super easy and have such sensitive skin, that it would only irritate but surprisingly this works well as a cooling gel on a super warm sun burn! Great to use in replacement to my tried and true cool aloe. 


3. Sun Smile Hydo Gel Choosy Fruit 3ml x2 - Retail Value $2.00 each - The final two products were my least favourite, I felt like these lip "moisture" masks just dried out my lips. The first one I left on for 30 minutes and taking it off left my lips feeling dry, the second I tried thinking perhaps I left them on to long for my lips, nope 10 minutes and it was the same result. I have concluded this product either didn't work for me or there just not what they say, oh and the "grape fruit" smell was a little to artificial smelling for my liking.

4. Happy Fam Deo Fresh 20 in each pack - Retail Value $2.00 - This product is intended to freshen your underarms. The reason I wasn't so keen on the product is because of the smell - Oh the smell, let's just say I tossed these as it smelt like a horrible chemical .. bad batch - perhaps but I honestly didn't get a chance to even use them in fears of a reaction.

The cost of Scent Box # 3 was $15.00, Shipping to Canada is currently $6.99 which brings the box up to $22.00 .. The contents in this box was valued at $54.00 which means who ever received this box would have got the price of the box + an additional $32.00 in product! I think that's a fantastic bargain, especially if you enjoy Korean beauty products like myself. Currently the Grape Fruit scent box has sold out but there are plenty of other products/boxes to choose from on the site I listed above. Meme box is currently offering $5.00 off any box in July using promo code : ENQW3Q -- limit one time promotion to each new customer.

Go check out Meme box by following them on instagram at @memeboxglobal you can even like their facebook page at http://on.fb.me/1nMifHW let them know Beauty Box Canada sent you their way!

Until next time beauties <3

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Eraclea Daily Bamboo Skin Exfoliant *Review*

Hello Beauties, 

It surely has been a hot minute since I've had a chance to sit down and blog, Summer is here so I thought my first "spare time" post would be a review on the Eraclea Daily Bamboo Skin Exfoliate.

Before I get started please take a moment to become familiar with Eraclea , There is absolutely a product for everyone male and female, the aim "A Unisex Beauty Routine"

Rated a 5 star product here , I had the opportunity to try this product personally. I used the entire product before writing this review, a 4fl oz bottle all to myself so I know how it worked for me.
There were so many amazing things I loved about this exfoliate, let's just take a moment to imagine the divine smell of refreshing citrus bamboo when your super tired in the early morning hours, or a hot day in the sun. Exfoliating with this gentle scrub made my face so smooth and the best part is, this product is gentle enough to use daily. 
I have very sensitive skin, I am always hesitant to try new skin care products however it comes with my hobby so it was a no brainier. I didn't expect much because most "holy grail" products that work for others definitely do not work for me. 
This product benefited my skin, there was never irritation, if anything I noticed my pores being reduced around my nose. The hydration the bamboo exfoliate added was impressive, as we all know some drug store products can leave our skin feeling dry. 

Benefits:

  • Contains the HylaSponge®System, a clinically proven breakthrough hyaluronic acid complex, which leaves skin feeling fresh, smooth and hydrated with no greasy residue.
  • Exfoliating is an important step in any regimen
  • Removes dull flaky skin, evens skin tone and diminishes the look of fine lines to reveal radiance
  • Exfoliation also naturally improves the performance of eraclea® skin treatments by removing penetration-blocking dead skin cells
  • Anti-microbial


Ingredients:
Water, Bamboo exfoliant, Lactic acid, E-wax, Glycerin, Shea butter, HylaSponge®System, Mango butter, Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil, NaOH, Cucumber extract, Aloe barbadensis, Benzylalcohol-DA, Xanthan gum, Stearic acid, EDTA, Fragrance oil

The price of a 4fl oz bottle is $40.00 , to some this may sound steep, but in theory we get exactly what we pay for. If you shall - invest in something beneficial to your skin. 

Until next time beauties .... 

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