31 January 2013

Review: Johnson's Face Care Daily Essentials Refreshing Gel Wash

I was fortunate enough to be sent a Johnson's face cleanser to review. It is called the Johnson's Daily Essentials Refreshing Gel Wash for normal & combination skin.


It comes in a convenient pink tube. I also really like being able to see how much product I have left.   I have been using it for about 2 weeks now, and I've gone just past the 50% mark. I may have been squeezing out a bit too much on my clarisonic though...

So let's start with Johnson's claims:
"Designed for normal to combination skin, this gel cleanser will gently lift away impurities whilst providing skin with important minerals to restore freshness. A Vitamin C derivative adds important anti-oxidants to protect skin against environment damage.
Result: Skin is cleansed; feels soft and refreshed"

I really truly cannot tell if it does "lift away impurities" because I tend to use this whilst showering after I've removed all my makeup (and impurities) with a makeup removing wipe. I can however say that my skin does feel clean and soft. After using it, my skin does not get that tight feeling, which indicates that this cleanser have not stripped my face off all the natural oils (i.e. a good thing). I did feel all too "refreshed". I take the word "refreshed" quite literally, I like menthol in my skin cleansing products, as it makes my skin feel truly refreshed and cool. This cleanser does NOT contain menthol.

The Johnson's Daily Essentials Refreshing Gel Wash is a clear gel with pink beads, which burst under pressure. I've been told by a Sephora sales assistant when I was purchasing my Clarisonia Mia that I should never use anything grainy with the Clarisonic as it might tear my skin. I figured if I can burst the beads, it should be fine with the Clarisonic Mia, so I tried it out and it worked really well! The only con is that sometimes that beads get stuck in the bristles, and it's so annoying trying to get them out.

The smell of anything that goes on my face is so important, and I'm happy to say that this gel wash has passed the sniffer test! It smells like... soap... For someone who has a sniffer that is as sensitive as a beagle's, I have the poorest ability of describing scents. So you'll just have to trust me when it smells good!

So the question remains, would I repurchase this product? Probably not because I do like menthol in my face cleansers and the annoying beads that keep getting stuck in my Clarisonic brush it is a bit of a killer for me. Although it has the amazing price tag of $8.99, I would still pay (crazy amounts of money) for the Dermalogica Clay Cleanser because it contains menthol and doesn't have beads that get stuck in my brush. However, I do recommend it if you don't care for menthol or don't use a Clarisonic because it has not broken me out or caused any dryness in my skin.

This product was kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.

30 January 2013

My Current Favourites: Eyebrow Products


Apologies for my waaaay overdue "My Current Favourites" post! I have been really busy with work lately, and have so many posts ideas and not enough time!

Being an indecisive person that I am, I couldn't decide what products to do this "My Current Favourite" post on. I finally settled on eyebrow stuff, so let's get started!


These three products are my ultimate favourite eyebrow kits - Essence eyebrow stylist set, MUA pro-brow ultimate eyebrow kit, and Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar.

  
Starting off with Essence, I really like how cheap and effective this little eyebrow kit is. I only use the darker shade (no. 2 - I've numbered each shade in all the pictures for convenience in the swatch pictures below), as the lighter shade of brown is too light for me. I wish that they packaged each shade separately, as it's such a waste! Another thing I didn't like about the packaging was the need to pull out the whole plastic "plate" containing the eyebrow powders in order to get the brush out, which I thought was brilliant. However, when I tried to clean it, I accidentally pulled a bunch of brush fibres out and now it's not very even (and thus, not as 'effective' as before). I also didn't find the stencils useful at all because they're far too long for my eyebrows. You might be wondering "why the heck is this in your favourites if there are so many negatives?!" Well, I think the quality of the powder and the brush (before I ruined it) was amazing and together with the price (can't remember but I think it was less than $5), the pros outweigh the cons!

Next, we have the MUA Pro-Brow Kit, retailing at a very affordable price of £3.50. It comes with a darker brown shade - No. 1 (which is one I truly use and abuse), a lighter brown shade - No. 2, a nude-ish shade - No. 3 (which I sometimes use as a highlight), and a gel to set your brows. I don't ever use the gel because I've never felt the need to set my brows. The kit also came with a double ended brush and a pair of mini tweezers (not pictured). I have to say that the brush is quite stiff, and I guess that's why it's so bloody amazing. It picks up a good amount of powder, and allow for precise application with the angled, stiff brush fibres. Packaging wise, I don't have any major problems, although it's on the chunky side, which might not be too ideal for light travelling (compared to the other two eyebrow products in this post). Having said that, it's got a huge-ass mirror, which means that you don't have to worry about packing an additional mirror.

 Lastly, the Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar. I actually received this for one of my Christmas presents from the BF, so I'm not sure how much he paid for it but I know that it goes for £17 on lookfantastic.com. Although it has such a hefty price tag, I think it's so worth it! I shall briefly help you justify spending £17 on eyebrow stuff by listing the pros out, because the only con I can think of is the price tag.
1. Packaging. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I love love love the packaging of this brow kit. From the purpley goodness, to the sound of the lid snapping shut, to its compact size. It even has a little drawer at the bottom, which comes out when you push it in. It contains a tray of gel, which is amazing (even though I don't use gel) because it stops any loose bits of pigments from the eyebrow powder contaminating the gel. 

2. Tools. It comes with a brush and a pair of tweezers. I admit I haven't used the tweezers yet, so I don't know how they compare with my tweezerman tweezers, but I think it's so handy to have them there, especially when you're travelling and have forgotten your fancy shmancy tweezers. I also love the brush. It does a fantastic job at picking up sufficient powder and application. I have also used it to blend out the inner ends, and it's fantastic!
3. Formula/Pigmentation. It's really pigmented, and covers up any sparse areas really well. It also matches my brows so well! Similar to the previous point, even though it's pigmented, it blends so surprisingly well if you don't want any harsh lines.

4. Mirror. Ok so maybe this point could have gone into point number 1 but for justification purposes, it shall be its own point because everyone needs a mirror... Although it's nearly half the size of the MUA one, the mirror is big enough for tweezing and primping up your brows, which is what you NEED in a brow kit right?

I just want to clarify that I do not get anything out of trying to sell this UD eyebrow kit to you... I just love it.. A LOT.

Anyway, it's SWATCH TIME!
without flash
with flash

What is/are your favourite eyebrow product(s)? Have you tried any of these eyebrow primping goodness?

29 January 2013

What my sister brought me from Singapore

Before I get started on what my sister brought me from Singapore, I just wanted to say that I'm going to miss my postman! I will be moving houses in the next couple of weeks, and today something happened that made me really appreciate my postman.

I ordered a clarisonic Aria for my brother (which will not be featured in my "what the postman brought me" posts) from the states. It ended up costing him AUD$170.18 including delivery. However, they didn't write the correct address. The address they wrote it actually the house across the road from us. They did write my name correctly, and I'm so so thankful that the postman realized that the address was wrong and remembered where I lived! Dad actually answered the door as I was still in bed half awake. When I found out what had happened (the postman was long gone), I asked dad 'how did he know where to send the package?', and dad said "he remembers your name." LOL So the moral of the story is "It's good to buy a crap load of things online, so that your postman knows who you are". Thank you Mr. Postman!!!

Anyway, back to what my sister brought me... She's come to visit my nephew and the family for just a short 5 days. She arrived on Sunday and will be flying out Friday. I gave her a (short) shopping list, as she gets a discount at duty free, and this is what she brought back...


Out of the four things she brought back for me, only two were on the list... I love my sister :D

I had a Chanel Vitalumiere (shade 20 Beige) OR a Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for face & body on the list. I've been wanting the Estee Lauder foundation for about a year now but I don't think it's in Singapore yet. I haven't tried the Chanel Vitalumiere yet as I'm currently using the Chanel CC cream and will have a review on it up soon. I paid her SGD$50 (~AUD$38.75) for this.

Benefit ring my bella fragrance is the second thing on my list that she got me. She gave me a sample a while ago, and I really liked it. It's a sweet fruity/floral scent, which is my favourite type of scent! I paid her SGD$45 (~AUD$34.88) for this.

The third item is the Body Shop Cranberry hand cream. I got the body butter from a blog swap with Kay a few months ago (read here), and it smells amazing! So I'm happy she surprised me with this hand cream.

The fourth item, a Coach wristlet! The picture is not true to colour, it's actually more of a jade greenish-blue. It's the perfect size to fit a few cards, some notes and my iPhone!

That's all I got from Singapore. I can't wait till I go to Singapore in May for my granddad's 90th! I may will most likely come back with a suitcase full of crap I don't need stuff.

28 January 2013

Review: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture

I find it quite hard to find moisturizers that work for me because my skin has a mind of its own. Sometimes it's normal and I don't end up having an oil-slicked face at the end of the day, but sometimes it chucks a hissy fit and I end up having enough oil to fry an egg on my face.

I've been given the opportunity to try out the Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture for Combination skin, which is perfect for my skin needs!


I think it is so important to make sure you moisturize your skin with the right type of moisturizer after cleansing, as you need to put back the correct amount of moisture so that your skin will stay soft and nourished.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture claims to "moisturise dry areas and controls shine in oily areas". Unfortunately, I can't really say that this moisturizer has lived up to its claims. It has moisturized my skin rather well, but it didn't always control shine in oily areas. There are days when it has worked well (I guess when my skin was feeling a tat more normal), and days when it kind of sucked and made me feel like my nose was as shiny as a mirror.

However, there are a few properties of this moisturizer that I like. Firstly, it's packaging! I love how you can turn the head to stop any product from coming out when pressed. This makes it so ideal for travelling!

There's an inscribed indicator thingy on the head, showing you which way to turn to "open". I circled it with black for easy spotting. I think bottles such as this is the best packaging for moisturisers and lotions, as it is the most hygienic AND if you are a klutz like me, you don't have to worry about the bottle breaking into pieces when you accidentally drop it.

The second thing that I like is the texture. It feels really moisturizing and it doesn't take long for my skin to fully absorb the moisturizer. It is a white and creamy moisturizer, and looks like this...

I know this picture looks wrong... but I thought you might like to know what it looks like :P
I also love how it dispenses enough product for one application!

The third thing I like about this moisturizer is that it does not have an offensive smell. I can barely smell anything. Although, I do like moisturizers to have a nice pleasant smell, I'd rather it have no smell than a very strong unpleasant one (if that makes any sense).

Lastly, I love that this is moisturizer is non-comedogenic (i.e. it does not block pores). This means that the likelihood of this breaking you out is slim! I have been using this for two weeks now, and I have not broken out! 

If you don't have combination skin, fear not! There are two other moisturizers in this range. One for sensitive skin, and another with SPF15.

So the big question is... would I repurchase? I'm still on the fence with this moisturizer only because it hasn't really lived up to its claims of "controlling shine in oily areas". But I guess the combination of my crazy skin and the humid, summer weather is too powerful for this moisturizer to keep shine at bay. I think it'll probably be a better moisturizer for the colder, wintery weather.

This product was kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.

27 January 2013

What the postman brought me this week

I haven't really gotten much in the post this week because I currently have a USD$305 order from Sephora sitting in HopShopGo's warehouse, and I have another USD$60 Sephora order and a Bath & Body Works order on the way. Unfortunately, I think my "What the postman brought me this week" posts will probably dwindle to nothing shortly after. BUT I will work on reviewing what I bought! So if you have any special requests, please leave them in the comments section, tweet or send me a message on facebook.

Anyway, let's get started on my very small haul this week...

1. Femme Fatale Cosmetics - $45.16 including delivery
I could not resist purchasing MORE femme fatale polishes when they had a sale on, especially after receiving my first order and loving all the polishes!

The colours I purchased were (from left to right, top to bottom) Mana Ruby, Sweet Surprise, Miasma, Gilded Rose (which is a lot lighter pink and gold than in the photo), Lucent Ametrine (also a lighter shade of purple), and Fatal Attraction.

2. eBay
These are actually not the only polishes I bought, there was another that was excluded, as I bought it for a swap. I purchased the CND Super Shiney and Essie Pink-A-Boo. Essie Pink-A-Boo is a soft, baby pink shade with pink/purple shimmer.

3. eBay - AUD$64.15
I'm really hoping this is a genuine Chanel CC Cream. I took my chances because this was from Hong Kong, one of the few Asian countries which stock Chanel CC Cream, and the price tag attached to this CC cream isn't exactly "too good to be true". I have yet to try this CC Cream but I will... maybe today!

There were three other things that came in the mail this week that I didn't take photos off.
First was the Lust Have It box, which I was really impressed with (read here). Second was a heap of photos I got printed via KMart photo printing services of Obi for mum. Mum's so funny when she sees a photo of Obi (she's got him as her wallpaper on her phone)... she goes "oooobi!!!" and stares at the photo longingly. I guess that'll be me when I get my first grandchild! And finally, the third thing that came were two "donut" pillows (image below) for Obi. Because its highly recommended to place the baby on his/her back, they tend to get a flatter head, so mum wanted me to find some "donut pillows" to prevent that from happening.

I purchased a blue and yellow one, just in case my sister has a girl next time!
Source: eBay.com.au
That's it for "what the postman brought me this week"! What did you get?!

24 January 2013

Lust Have It - January 2013

I'm so glad I couldn't sleep and woke up about an hour early today because the postman brought me my Lust Have It January box this morning!

I'm actually not sure what the theme (or if there is even any) is this month. But from the info card, this is the start of a new collectable box series. And I have to say that the box that all the products are kept in is gorgeous! Well done, Lust Have It!

Side view - with LHI's logo
Front view



So what's in my LHI box, you may be wondering...

A WHOLE HEAP OF GOODIES! I was impressed when I saw this! I thought YAY! Someone listened and put more cosmetics in! Lust Have It has finally beaten BellaBox (in my opinion)!

1. Nude by Nature BB 5-in-1 Miracle Cream with Natural Sunscreen for Light Skin Tones - full size (RRP: $19.95 for 50ml)
"Perfect for the busy girl who likes to keep it simple! Nude by Nature's BB 5-in-1 Miracle Cream combines the best in skincare with the best in make-up to give you 5 benefits in one lightweight application - Hydrates, Radiates, Corrects, Perfects, Protects." - Nude By Nature

This was the first item I saw, seeing as it's the biggest item in the box. I am SO excited to use this and am so so so happy that LHI has given me the right shade! I'm quite pale at the moment because I haven't been able to catch some rays, so I'd imagine that this would be the perfect shade for me!

2. Amuse Nail Lacquer in Sunshine Yellow - full size (RRP: $13.95 for 18ml)
Second thing that caught my eye. I'm not sure about this bright neon yellow polish. I don't know if I'll ever wear it to tell you the truth. Although I do appreciate receiving nail polish in the mail! I'm also undecided if I like the bottle packaging thing... The diamontes kind of makes the polish bottle look a bit tacky, but that's just me judging a book by its cover.

3. Face of Australia Bronzing Loose Powder - full size (RRP: $12.95 for 20g)
SCORE! Another cosmetics product! Lust Have It, I LOVE YOU! Even though I don't use bronzing powder in my makeup routine, I think I should since I'm ridinkously pale. I actually haven't got many many Face of Australia products, so I'm glad to have received this.

4. Lust Have It! Kabuki Brush - full size (RRP: $19.95)
If you've read my current favourite brushes post, you might know that I've been getting into kabuki brushes lately. I think it's great that LHI has included this brush, as it can be used with the FoA bronzing powder! It also feels really soft!

5. GKMBJ Lactic Hydrating Shampoo and GKMBJ Fortifying Honey Creme - 30g each (RRP: $19.95 for 280ml each)
Another product that suits me! I have dry hair and these two haircare products sounds perfect for me. Although I'm not sure if the Fortifying Hair Creme is a conditioner or a leave in conditioner of some sort... Neither the bottle nor the LHI info card provides enough information, but I guess a bit of detective work via Google might be able to solve this mystery!

Overall, I'm HIGHLY impressed with this month's LHI box. I love that there are lots of cosmetics in this box, as I'm getting a bit sick of getting skincare products. I also am so happy that the items in my box seem like they have been chosen based on my profile on LHI! Well done (again), LHI!

What did you get in your LHI? Are you as impressed as I am?

23 January 2013

Review & Swatches: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains were mentioned in my current lip products favourites that I published about a week ago (read here). The main reason why I'm writing this post is because there were a few of you who expressed their interest in seeing my small YSL Glossy Stains collection.

With flash - a more true to colour photo than the other especially #7.
I only have six glossy stains in my collection. For convenience, I have included the shade number in all the photos on this post.

Starting off with swatches...

I failed at trying to capture the glitter particles in some of the swatches.

With flash
As you may have noticed, all 6 glossy stains are extremely "glossy" and extremely pigmented.

You may be wondering "How strong is the staining power of these glossy stains?" I left the swatches on the underside of my arm for 5 minutes (yes, I timed it) before wiping them off with a baby wipe, and this is the result...
Amazing staining power isn't it?! It may look quite concerning that Glossy Stain #8 has a yellow-orangey stain, but it really does not translate on the lips. I mainly use #8 as a stain because it's far too red for me to feel comfortable leaving the house!

With flash
So these are the reasons why I justified spending USD$32 on each of these bad boys (I refuse to pay the crazy Australian prices of $50 per glossy stain)...
  • Staining power. I used to absolutely hate the feeling of product on my lips, and always left the house with nude lips until I started using these YSL glossy stains. I used to wear it (especially the more bold colours) as a stain by applying a coat on my lips and then wiping it off about 10 minutes later. I love how the stain lasts for ages, as I also dislike reapplying makeup throughout the day. Random fact about me - I don't carry any makeup in my handbag.
  • Packaging. I love the packaging! Although it may be a bit bulky, I love the combination of the gold cap with the red YSL logo and the black body with a window, which enables you to see how much product and what colour the glossy stains are. I also love the doe foot like applicator, as it really does make application a breeze. The applicator is flat and has a pointed end, enabling you to maneuver product into the right spot (i.e. the corners of your lips). It also picks up just enough product for each application. 
  • Texture. I love how it is not at all sticky. I cannot stand sticky lip products, lip glosses being the main culprit. 
  • Scent. If you are sensitive to strong scents or if you are not a big fan, then the YSL glossy stains may not be your cup of tea. I can't actually pinpoint what the glossy stains smell like but it has a fruity/floral smell and it's very strong. Some have described it as a rosy scent, I describe it as a YSL scent lol
I've read a few bad reviews on YSL Glossy Stain #19 because when first applied, it doesn't give an even coverage, and it's an overall weird colour. I found that if you leave it alone, it does even out over time (about 5 minutes). However I have to admit that it's not a colour that suits many people (including me), and the stain isn't very noticeable on naturally pigmented lips.

If I had to pick one out of the six I have, I think #7 is my favourite. I love it as a stain and it also looks great on my lips without having to wipe it off. It's not too bold of a colour for me.

Have you tried the YSL Glossy Stains? Which is your favourite?

22 January 2013

NOTD: All That Glitters - Book Smart Beauty

I decided to do this NOTD after receiving a request from Candice from YouReview on a "What the postman brought me" post. So this one is for you Candice! :)

Before giving myself a glittery manicure, I love looking through my nail collection for a similar non-glittery colour as a base coat because I don't like putting too many coats of glitter polish on for easy-removal reasons.

These are the polishes I used for my NOTD...
From left to right, Butter London - Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat, Orly - Gilded Coral, All That Glitters - Book Smart Beauty, and Essie - 3-way glaze.
 
So this is what a coat of Orly Gilded Coral looks like over a coat of Butter London Flawless Bascoat. It is a very pretty coral rose pink with a rather dominant golden shimmer.

This is what it looks like with a coat of All That Glitters Book Smart Beauty on top of Orly Gilded Coral. I think they are a good match for each other. Although, you could do without the base layer of Orly because Book Smart Beauty is not a sheer glitter polish.

 I included this blurry photo because it shows how much golden shimmer there are in both polishes.



I got a bit too excited with taking photos because I didn't wait long enough for my nails to dry, and ended up smudging the index and pinky fingers. In this photo, the pinky only has a coat of Book Smart Beauty over the top of a coat of the flawless basecoat. The pink was "nude" - just had my regular gelish manicure.

 Another photo to show the glitters in Book Smart Beauty.

As you can see, a coat of Book Smart Beauty is surprisingly opaque! It's perfect for me because I hate piling on too many coats of glitter polishes, as it makes removal a chore.

Last photo, I promise! I had trouble trying to catch the true beauty of this manicure, so I had to include a gazillion photos to show you how pretty this NOTD is!

P.S. I needed about 3 coats of Essie 3-way glaze to get rid of the gritty feeling of a glitter polish.

20 January 2013

Why Do I Wear Makeup Tag

I was tagged by Sophie from Born to Buy to answer four questions. If you like my "What the postman brought me" posts, check out Sophie's blog, as there are a whole heap of haul posts and reviews.

Anyway, getting back on track... Here are the four questions and my answers to them:

1. When did you start loving to wear makeup?
Ok, I just made that question up. Sophie had "When did you being loving makeup?" on her tag, whilst Mishelle from Mishelle's Sleepy Time had "When did you start wearing makeup". So I sort of merged the two...

I started wearing makeup when I was about 15. Started off with concealer and eyeliner, trying to conceal my pimples and trying to define my eyes. And then my love for makeup started to grow shortly after, as soon as I found out how much makeup can enhance your appearance without having to undergo any surgeries! A cheap and painless option :P

Foundations and mascara (and an eyelash curler) entered my life a few years later. I didn't really get into them all that much until I realised how much of a difference mascaras made in terms of opening the eyes. I really like how foundations really even out my skin tone and makes my skin look so flawless. That was the when I started really loving to wear makeup. However, I'm not exactly sure when that happened. I'm guessing some time in high school, maybe in year 10 (16 years old) or 11 (17 years old)?

2. How do I feel without makeup?
I feel absolutely naked. As unhealthy as this sounds, makeup gives me confidence. It makes me feel beautiful. It minimises (and sometimes completely covers up) my flaws and enhances my assets. I cannot leave the house without makeup on! Although I did yesterday to do an emergency run to the vet...

3. What do I like about makeup?
Oops... I've answered it in the previous question. I like how it makes me feel, and how it can improve and enhance my appearance so effortlessly and quickly (compared to other options, such as cosmetic surgery).

4.  List three HG items.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush (haven't got a HG colour, I love all the ones I own!)
Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Doll - hands down my favourite gloss in the whole wide world!
Sleek Dip-It eyeliner

So that's all the questions, if you would like to do this tag please comment below with the link. Would love to read your answers! :)



19 January 2013

What the postman brought me this week

I have decided not to include everything the postman brought me this week, as there are some PR samples that have been sent to me, that I would like to keep as a surprise. However, I also want to add that there may be a few items in this post that are part of swaps that I'm participating in at the moment. Therefore, I will not be posting prices I paid in this post.

If you have been following my blog and reading my "what the postman brought me this week" posts, you'll know that I've been REALLY into indie polishes lately. Expect more indie polishes to appear in these posts because I'm expecting some more in the mail next week! The colours that I purchased from left to right, top to bottom are Book Smart Beauty, Goody Gum Drops, Eggnog Wasted, Glitteriest Of Them All, Plum & Plummer.

2. Tarte Cosmetics
Bought these Tarte cosmetics using PriceUSA as a mail forwarder. I'm still can't decide whether or not I prefer PriceUSA or HopShopGo. Both companies have their pros and cons. The pros of PriceUSA is their shipping costs is cheaper than HopShopGo, no hidden fees and great communication from the PriceUSA customer service team. However, if you're purchasing items from Sephora, you can't accumulate points because PriceUSA only offer assisted shopping (which may be considered as a pro as well). I also do not like how the exchange rate they "charge" is 3 cents below what is on xe.com. I have a credit card that charges the same rate (or really close to) as xe.com, and so that is another con for me.

Anyway, I purchased the Achiote Color Collection, which contains Maracuja divine shine lip gloss, LipSurgence lip luster, and Amazonian clay 12-hour blush all in the shade achiote.

I probably shouldn't have put all these products together to take a picture... Anyway, hopefully this won't be too confusing trying to tell you what all these products are.

From left to right, top to bottom: Pure Maracuja Oil, Tarte Amazonian-clay 12-hour blush in peaceful, Tarte emphsEYES waterproof Amazonian clay cream eyeshadow in shimmering taupe, 24/7 natural lip sheer in Summer Fling, Double dose berry boost and gloss in go go goji, Tarte LipSurgence in sweet, blush brush, eyeshadow brush, lights camera lashes mascara, and maracuja creaseless concealer in tan.

3. Uandi
I won a giveaway by The Beauty & Lifestyle Hunter and this Uandi Facial Moisturizer was the prize! I have yet to try this, as I am currently testing out some PR samples that have been sent to me this week, so I can review them soon!

I also received my BellaBox in the mail this week, and have already done a first impressions here.

Did you get anything interesting in the mail this week?

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