Memebox Princess Edition #5 Tinkerbell

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We’re spellbound by the prettiest pixie, Tinkerbell! Add a touch of glitter to eyes and lips for an understated, yet beautiful eye-catching shine, or go all out and amp up the intensity with sparkle flecked shimmers! You choose! Follow the fairy trent and highlight and illuminate your body and face (minus the excessive shine!) with pearl-based luminizers that give you an enchanting glow! Shimmer and glitter in makeup can be overwhelming, but with the help of our fabulous Memeboxers and Tink herself, we created this Tinkerbell box for all day, everyday wear!

When I originally read the description of this box, I did not plan on purchasing it. The thought of glitter everywhere seemed awful to me. As I re-read it though, I thought that it might be more focused on highlights and at the time I didn’t own any so I decided to pick this one up! This box was $29 plus $6.99 shipping and it was shipped via snail mail since it wasn’t in a bundle. However, the standard shipping time is 10-20 business days and mine came in 11 so I really can’t complain!

If you have not heard of Memebox, it is a Korean beauty box that contains a variety of skin care, makeup, and other beauty products. There are several types of boxes, including: memeboxes, superboxes, nakedboxes, and boxes that are set around a particular theme. The prices vary depending on the type of box that you get and can range from $15-$80 I believe. Most of the regular boxes are $23 and then you also have to pay $6.99 shipping for each box. You have to keep an eye on the shipping dates for each box because it can be months away, that way you aren’t frustrated wondering why the shipping takes so long. Sometimes if boxes are due to ship at the same time, they will have bundles so that there is only one shipping cost.

Sorry about the terrible pictures, I really need to figure out a better lighting/camera situation.

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Okay, let’s see what was in this box!

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Body-Net Clavi-S Cream 10 g ($8)

A body cream made from a blend of felicately sophisticated and enchanting ivory and gold pearls. Apply it over your neck/collarbone area like Korean actresses do to glamorize their dress-look on the red carpet. The cabbage rose water and allantoin formula leaves skin feeling soft, smooth, and firm as well.

I have mixed feelings about this product. First of all, I don’t really have any kind of occasion where I feel like this would be appropriate (at least in the near future). I don’t get nearly dressy enough to need to shimmer up my cleavage. However, the way that this sheers out to a subtle shimmer is very nice. I was afraid that it would colour the skin as well as add glitter but it adds a nice sheen. If i do end up going to any fancier events, I will have to remember to give this a try!

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Rire Pigment 2.5g ($12)

Add instant color sophistication and light-catching shimmer to any makeup look by layering Rire Pigment on top of contrasting eye shadow colors to create a unique multi-dimensional effect, or use it alone for shimmering elegance!

This pigment was randomly chosen from 02 Gold Clutch or 03 Peach Peach and I received 03 Peach Peach. I am quite happy about this because it looks to be the lighter of the colours (as long as it’s the one I think it is in the picture. Before this I did not own any pigments so I was glad to get this. It is not nearly as glittery on the eye as I thought it would be and I am thankful for that! However, there is quite a bit of fallout with the glitter while wearing it so that isn’t the best.

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Vivito Blues Shiny Primer 30 ml ($34)

A shimmering fluid primer perfect for smoothing out uneven skin texture and adding that extra gleaming radiance to the complexion. Coat a thin veil of fine pearls and velvety softness to prep the skin and boost makeup adherence as well.

I am happy to have this primer since it is a product I always use. I did just get a primer in my Thanksgiving box so this one will be put away until I have used that one up. I have to say, I am super impressed with the pumps that these Korean primers are coming with, they are so nice to use! This particular primer does feel very light and a little bit will probably go a long way. I look forward to trying it!

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Revecen Moisture Shine Lip Gloss 7ml ($16)

Enriched with olive oil, this Moisture Shine Lip Gloss in glittering white and beige creates a colorless yet delicately glittering and plump lips while leaving lips super moist and supple without being sticky at all.

This was randomly selected from 01 White and 13 Sandy Beige, I got the white gloss. I was disappointed by this at first because I did not think that white would work so well. I was happy after I put it on though because it ends up being clear. In the bottle, it looks like it is jam packed full of glitter but on the lips it looks more glossy than glittery which I am happy about. I am not a huge fan of lip gloss because I don’t find it wears all that well but they are right when they say this is not sticky at all! I really like this formula and am happy to have it!

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Tonymoly Crystal Tear Glitter Eyeliner #01 White 5ml ($7)

Add extra sparkling glitters just under your eyes (which we call ‘tear line” in Korea) to create a sophisticated yet dewy eye makeup. Tonymoly’s Crystal Tear Glitter Eyeliner comes in a pearl white and it contains panthenol complex for moisturizing and conditioning both your lashes and skin.

This is not a product that I can see myself reaching for all that often. I tried it when I first opened the box and although it is pretty, it is much more glittery than I can pull off on a daily basis. I did try this on the inner corner of my eye and think it is a little too much so I may need to play around with this to figure out how it can best work for me.

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Mizon Oh! Shy Glow On Shimmer Light 8ml ($14)

A radiance-boosting liquid highlight in a natural peach coral shade. Oh! Shy Glow On Shimmer Light easily blend onto face for a naturally glowing and shimmery skin!

I am happy to get this since the prospect of highlighters was the reason I got this box. I did just get a highlight in one of the Thanksgiving boxes but that one was a gold highlight and this is a pink toned highlight so I am happy they are different, I will definitely use this! This reminds me a little bit of the High Beam from Benefit which I have been eyeing up for awhile so it’s cool that I can try this one out.

Overall, I am fairly happy with this box! It is probably my least favourite Memebox so far and it is still a good one, so Memebox has got a good track record with me! Including the shipping I paid $36 for this box (although I’m sure I used a coupon code which would have made it cheaper) and the total retail value of the box is $91 which is definitely above what I paid for it. I am excited for the boxes that I have coming soon from Memebox (which there are far too many off, yikes!).

If you would like to make any purchases from Memebox, feel free to use my affiliate link or codes below to do so! The first three codes are valid until December 30 2014.

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AFFILIATE-4620-QV2YC-JVVF for $5 off on orders above $100

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FREESHIPPING for free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop

xo Amanda

Disclaimer: Promotional image taken from the Memebox website, all other images are my own. I have purchased this box with my own money and all opinions are honest and my own.

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Beauty Joy Box November 2014

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Ever since I have gotten into subscription boxes, I have wished I could start with  company from their first box. I’m not sure why, probably to see the progression of box quality over time. I can now say that this is something I have done with the Beauty Joy Box. The November 2014 is their “grand opening” box and I am very excited to have gotten it!

The cost of this box is $15 a month with free shipping within the US. There is an extra $5 shipping fee to Canada and $10 to ship internationally. Each box ships on the 15th of the month so for those of us in Canada, that means receiving it relatively late in the month (November 24 for this particular month). Each box comes with 1 jewelry item, 1 full sized beauty item and 2-3 deluxe sized samples.

Sorry for the terrible lighting, it was a dark and gloomy day but I was too impatient to wait to open the box and take the photos.

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The presentation of this box was beautiful! Just the little touches like the bow on the outside of the box and the tissue paper and ribbon inside make it so nice!

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Alright, let’s get started and see what all this great stuff is!

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Handmade Bangle Bracelet with Silver European Beads ($15)

No two are alike, each bracelet is unique and special, just like you!

I think the idea behind this is great. The fact that every subscriber got a different bracelet is so cute to me! When I was subscribing, it was the jewelry that really sold me on the idea because I don’t have much jewelry in my collection. I am really happy to get a bracelet because I never buy them. While looking at reviews, there were some colours that I found even cuter than mine but I do really like this! I can’t wait to go out with some friends so I can wear it.

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Korres Volcanic Mineral Mascara in Obsidian Black ($20)

The blackest, black mascara derived from volcanic soil that increases lash volume by 600 percent.

600 percent is a huge claim! I’m not sure if it will live up to it or not. Korres was our spoiler brand for this month and it is a brand I have never tried before but I am excited to! I only just opened up an Eyeko mascara so I will keep this one sealed up so that it doesn’t expire before I can actually use it.

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Essie Sleek Stick Nail Appliques in Embrace the Lace ($10.25)

One-step nail art looks for intricate, multi-dimensional, spectacularly ornate caviar nails.

I am so excited that I got these! I have been eyeing up the Essie nail strips for a long time but have never settled on a pattern that I liked enough to spend more than $10 on. From what I can tell, Beauty Joy sent out different patterns for this product so the one you got was just random. I am happy with what I got though! I have been into nude nail looks at the moment so I think this will be very nice. In the past, I haven’t been the best at applying nail strips though so here’s hoping I don’t screw it up!

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Avene Cleansing Cream ($2)

A hydrating cleansing cream made with French thermal water to soothe the skin.

Now, one thing I would like to comment on this about is the boxes that were sent out for review. In some of those reviews, this looked like it was both a different cream, and it was double the size of the one that I got. I am hoping that Beauty Joy isn’t sending out “better” products for reviewers than for the people purchasing the box. That being said, the owners have been very forthcoming about the box and seem like they want to do a great job with their boxes so I trust that they are being honest about it.

I have seen people get Avene products before in other subscription boxes so I am happy that I get to try something from this brand! I have also never tried a cleansing cream before, only foams for the most part, so this is also exciting for me!

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Blistex Lip Balm ($1.50)

Filled with anti-oxidant vitamins C & E and rich moisturizers to quench your lips.

This is another product that I think was sent out in a variety of scents/flavours. For some reason, having randomized options like this makes things way more fun for me. I’m aware that this is probably super weird, but it’s fun to see what I get compared to other people! When I saw other unboxings, the Blistex came in the box packaging and mine came loose so hopefully mine is okay. I can’t be too concerned about it because I’ve used it already and it seemed fine.

I got the Five Star Lip Protection which is supposed to hold in moisture, form a wind barrier, provide relief for heat-stressed lips, soothe chapped lips, and has SPF 30 sun protection. Considering it is almost December and it is cold here in Canada, this is a great product! As soon as the weather gets cold, my lips stage a mutiny against me and they turn into a nightmare. This has a vanilla-ish scent (not sure if it is supposed to or not) and feels really nice! Glad I got this in my box.

So, I paid $17 for this with shipping because I had a coupon (normally it would be $20) and the products in the box are valued at $48.75 which is definitely more than I paid for it. Not only that, but I will use every single product in this box which counts for a lot more than just the retail value by itself. I am so happy I decided to purchase this box and can’t wait for my December box. The December box will probably get to me even later in the month because of Christmas but maybe I will get lucky and it will get there just before the 25th for a little Christmas gift 🙂

If you are interested in this service and want to check them out, you can find their website at www.beautyjoybox.com or their facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BeautyJoyBox

Also, the company does have a referral program so if you would like to sign up using my referral link than I would really appreciate it! My link is www.beautyjoybox.com/beautylife

xo Amanda

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased with my own money and all pictures and opinions are my own.

Memebox Thanksgiving Box Collection #2 For You

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Looking for a unique way to say thank you to that special someone this fall season? Need a gift idea for your mom, sister, or friend hosting 2014 Thanksgiving dinner? Then, opt for this ready-made luxury gift box, specially designed with a Thanksgiving themed box design, and a personal Thanksgiving holiday greeting! Pamper that special lady with this amazing limited edition bursting with the ultimate collection of K-Beauty skin care, makeup, and more!

I am way too excited that my Thanksgiving bundle has arrived! I only bought it last week and I was still far too impatient waiting for it, especially when I was trying to avoid the spoilers online. I bought this box in a bundle with the Thanksgiving Collection #2 For You box for $58.99 including the $6.99 shipping (with free upgrade to express shipping). I also had a coupon code so it cost me a total of $48.99 for both boxes (about 24.50 per box including shipping).

If you have not heard of Memebox, it is a Korean beauty box that contains a variety of skin care, makeup, and other beauty products. There are several types of boxes, including: memeboxes, superboxes, nakedboxes, and boxes that are set around a particular theme. The prices vary depending on the type of box that you get and can range from $15-$80 I believe. Most of the regular boxes are $23 and then you also have to pay $6.99 shipping for each box. You have to keep an eye on the shipping dates for each box because it can be months away, that way you aren’t frustrated wondering why the shipping takes so long. Sometimes if boxes are due to ship at the same time, they will have bundles so that there is only one shipping cost. Let’s take a look at the first Thanksgiving box!

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Now, let’s be honest. This box may be called “for you” but I am definitely keeping them both for myself. After opening the boxes, I was more excited for this one than the other but they are both great. Let’s see what is in this box!

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Vivoto Illust Lumiere Primer 30 ml ($50)

A lightweight primer that creates an invisible barrier between skin and makeup to prime your face for extra radiance and glow. Ideal for drier skins, this hydrating formula nourishes with moisture-rich blend of lavender water and bergamot leaf extracts to soothe and prime the skin, allowing foundation to glide on easily and stay fresh all day long. Its ‘elastic smoothing powder’ component helps control excess oil and sebum while thinly covering up visible pores and fine lines as well.

How to use: Apply alone or mix it with foundation or BB cream.

I am excited to get this primer! I am using a sample one right now that I really don’t love and this being a full size product worth $50 (although that is probably inflated) is great! I am really excited about the fact that it is ideal for dry skin because my skin is on the normal to dry side. I am hoping this means it will stop my makeup from clinging to any dry patches. I’m also hoping this isn’t too shimmery underneath my makeup. Excited to try this!

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Shara Shara Miracle Multi Cream 50 ml ($18)

A nourishing moisturizer packed with rich nutrients from 30 different kinds of plan oil complex including grape seed oil, rosehip oil, and green tea seed oil. Delivers instant moisture surge and glowing radiance to dry, tired face as if letting the skin take a rejuvenating winter sleep! It will take care of dry patches and protect from external damages by locking in moisture for over 48 hours.

How to use: Apply directly to face, body, or hair.

I haven’t cracked right into this jar yet because I feel like I have too many creams on the go as it is. From what I can tell though, this is actually a thick balm rather than a cream. I’m not so sure I would use it in my hair but would definitely use it on my really dry patches. For me, this is usually small patches on my face, my elbows, and the bottoms of my feet. With the cold weather already here, this could definitely come in handy this winter!

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Shara Shara Brush Set 5ea ($24)

A set of makeup brushes from Shara Shara packaged into a lovely, pink metallic pouch. It contains 5 brushes in total each designed for different purposes – 1 big fat brush for applying powder, 3 medium sized brushes for applying eye makeup, and 1 thinner and softer brush for applying lip makeup

I’m not super thrilled about the quality of these brushes. I was considering giving them as a part of a Christmas gift but I don’t think they are high enough quality to pass on to anyone. However, they will be handy to keep in my brush collection as back up brushes. I just wish that the sponge wasn’t one of the “brushes” included. They could have picked another nice medium sized eye brush that would have suited the set better.

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Vivito Painting Sweet Lip Balm 12g ($24)

Formulated with orange peel oil, grape extracts, blackberry extracts, and Vitamin E, this Painting Sweet Lip Balm works to moisturize and revive dry, chapped lips. It’s scented with a sweet fruity fragrance and its unique jelly-like balm texture is also a fun, unique feature to take note of.

The scent/flavour options for this product were 01 Orange Farm and 03 Grape Farm. I got 03 Grape Farm, which I wasn’t thrilled about at first because I usually don’t like artificial grape scents. However, once I smelled it, I loved it! In the pot, this is just a clear balm. I put some on my lips while I was taking pictures and thought it felt pretty nice. Then came the surprise when I looked in the mirror a little while later. My lips were pink! I’m talking a fairly pigmented pink. I had no idea that the colour would change once it was on my lips, and the colour lasted forever! I love this product, although next time I will apply it when I am actually looking in the mirror because I coloured a little bit outside the lines last time haha.

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Peripera Heart Glow Stick 02 Gold Aura 6.5g ($14)

This Heart Glow Stick in Gold Aura is a natural volume & radiance adding highlight packaged into an easy-to-carry mini stick. It’s gentle, creamy formula, consisting of hyaluronic acid, marine collagen, and deep ocean water, apply smoothly onto skin without being flaky or dry and work to add that perfectly dewy and voluminous glow to your completion.

How to Use: Lightly rub the Glow Stick over foundation onto cheekbones, nose, and any other parts of face that you wish to highlight.

I was super excited to see this in the box! I haven’t owned a highlight before but have been looking for one to try (I’m indecisive, what can I say?). I really do like the colour of this one and it blends out nicely so that it doesn’t look too golden. I think this will be even better in the summer if I can manage to get a bit of colour onto my skin. Awesome product!

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with shyan Nail Lacquer 15 ml ($4)

The nail lacquers from with shyan are highly prized for their neon vividness that glides onto your nails smoothly and evenly without leaving any brush marks. The colour of the packaging bottle is exactly what you’ll see on your nails.

In this box you could have gotten Blue Violet, Neon Green, Pink Lady, or Neon Purple. I clearly got the Pink Lady and I am okay with this, it is a really nice colour and will be great in the summertime. I would have liked to try the Blue Violet too!

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SARACEN Fluorescent Glitter 13g ($6)

SARACEN’s Fluorescent Glitters come in 4 different hexagonal colours – gold, silver, black, and blue. These metallic glitters sparkle differently from varying angles, giving your nails an additional vitality and splendor!

How to Use: Apply a layer of any nail colour and before it dries completely, sprinkle the Fluorescent Glitter on your nails, making sure to fill it thoroughly. Apply a top coat to finish off when it’s completely dried.

With the holidays so close, I am a little sad that I didn’t get the gold or silver. That being said, I am definitely glad I didn’t get the blue. I think that I will use these glitters for a completely covered accent nail. The only issue with this is that you don’t get a ton and when you open the lid, the glitter gets everywhere because it is so light and seems to cling to everything. I am excited to see how this looks though!

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Pure Smile Essence Mask Sheet 23 ml x 2ea ($2)

Replenish your complexion into a baby-face with this milk mask sheet rich in milk protein nutrients, fresh raspberry extracts, Vitamin E, collagen, and hyaluronic acid which all work to moisturize, protect, and balance out the skin for a healthier complexion.

How to Use: Spread the mask sheet evenly over clean face. Rest 15-20 minutes. Remove and pat in the remaining mask essence for full absorbance.

Like I said for my other Thanksgiving box, I was really hoping for sheet masks! Between the 2 boxes I got 6 masks! Soooo exciting!! I have seen a lot of Pure Smile masks while reading about/watching Memebox unboxings so I was happy to have my own. These masks came in Milk and Strawberry Milk. I tried the Milk one the other night (my very first sheet mask) and my skin felt wonderful afterwards! Now I wish I had even more than 6 masks.

I am absolutely thrilled with these two boxes. For this box, I paid about $24.50 (including shipping) and the retail value of this box was $142 and even though I know Memebox values are a bit inflated, I don’t care. This is my best box yet and I hope that they can keep it up like this because I will definitely keep buying them if they can!

If you would like to make any purchases from Memebox, feel free to use my affiliate link or codes below to do so! These codes are valid until November 29 2014.

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AFFILIATE-2330-XLATE-ZHHB for $10 off orders of $150 or more

MEMEBUNDLE3 for $5 off on entire order when purchasing over 3 Memeboxes

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FREESHIPPING for free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop

xo Amanda

Memebox Thanksgiving Box Collection #1 For Me

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Put this on your own wish list: K-Beauty junkies will go nuts over this limited edition “Thanksgiving Box Collection #1 For Me”! Everyone knows the best gifts are the ones you get yourself, so say thanks to yourself this 2014 Thanksgiving season, packed with the perfect collection of K-Beauty selects. Considering all the 2014 stress-think overtime work, juggling 2 kids, and cramming for finals week- you really, really deserve it! Memebox put together a special box full of holy grail K-Beauty goodies that we want to gift you this Thanksgiving season!

I am way too excited that my Thanksgiving bundle has arrived! I only bought it last week and I was still far too impatient waiting for it, especially when I was trying to avoid the spoilers online. I bought this box in a bundle with the Thanksgiving Collection #2 For You box for $58.99 including the $6.99 shipping (with free upgrade to express shipping). I also had a coupon code so it cost me a total of $48.99 for both boxes (about 24.50 per box including shipping).

If you have not heard of Memebox, it is a Korean beauty box that contains a variety of skin care, makeup, and other beauty products. There are several types of boxes, including: memeboxes, superboxes, nakedboxes, and boxes that are set around a particular theme. The prices vary depending on the type of box that you get and can range from $15-$80 I believe. Most of the regular boxes are $23 and then you also have to pay $6.99 shipping for each box. You have to keep an eye on the shipping dates for each box because it can be months away, that way you aren’t frustrated wondering why the shipping takes so long. Sometimes if boxes are due to ship at the same time, they will have bundles so that there is only one shipping cost. Let’s take a look at the first Thanksgiving box!

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This box is so bright and colourful, I absolutely love it!

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Clio Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip #22 Electric 3.5 g ($10)

A pop of orange under daylight, Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip in #22 Electric transforms into a glow-in-the-dark electric orange under blue LED lights. Its feathery lightweight formula glides onto lips smoothly and stains it with the colour radiance and adherence of a matte lipstick. Plus, its vivid colour formation is based on safflower components which were used as natural lip steins by Korean geishas back in the days.

This was the spoiler product for this box and I have to say, I just wasn’t excited about it. I love lipsticks but orange is not a colour that I can wear, especially not one that is this orange. I am intrigued to see what it looks like under LED lights but I think there are so many colours they could have given us that would have been better than this one.

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Jaminkyung Gokmul Care Ultra Ampoule Toner 110 ml ($46)

Jaminkyung is a Korean natural cosmetics company with its brand value set on achieving ‘lasting beauty’ through a combination of naturally-derived quality ingredients and its safe & effective manufacturing technology. The Gokmul Care Ultra Ampoule Toner is a 2Phase essence type toner with a blend of lightweight whole grain-infused toner and deeply nourishing camellia oil in a 6:4 golden ratio. It will deliver a rich moisture boost while controlling the moisture/oil balance for dry, sensitive skin.

How to Use: After cleansing, gently wipe away with a cotton pad soaked with Gokmul Care Ultra Ampoule Toner.

I am excited about this product. The packaging is beautiful and it is absolutely huge! I feel like it will take me forever to get through this. I do have my Skinfood Tomato toner to get through first but this is definitely next in line! From what I have found, some of the ingredients in this toner are: camellia oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, barley, black sesame seed extracts, and other types of grain extracts.

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803 803 Cream 50g ($34)

The 803 cream series is specifically designed so that each cream targets different parts of the face. They’re all enriched with shea butter, adenosine, adipophilin, niacinamide, and borphilin which have skin effective brightening and firming functions. The Palzza Cream works to firm up and fill in the deepening ‘smile lines’ that run from nose down to the corners of mouth. The Sam N Cream targets dry, sagging neckline with a blend of purified caffeine and collagen extracts. The Young Cream is a moisture booster for face and body.

So this came in 803 Palzza Cream, 803 Sam N Cream, or 803 Young Cream. I got the 803 Sam N Cream which is made to be used on your neckline and has caffeine and collagen extracts. I usually just use what is left on my hands while moisturizing my face, and bring it down to my neck. It could be interesting to see if this cream does anything for my neckline. At 25, I haven’t noticed my neckline sagging or anything but this is the time to start worrying about preventative aging products so I will definitely give it a try!

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Sally’s Box 4 Set [Love Recipe Apple Mask 20 ml + Delight Panthenol Hydrogel Mask 25g + Delight Ceramide Hydrogel Mask 25g + Delight Collagen Hydrogel Mask 25g] ($13)

The Love Recipe Apple Mask is enriched with abundant apple extracts for soothing and balancing out rough skin texture and delivering moisture and nutrition into the skin. The 3 Delight Hydrogel masks are made from the ‘garden complex’ containing more than 10 herbal ingredients from Mother Nature and each work to deeply hydrate, firm up, and relieve coarse, thirsty skin.

How to Use: Place the mask over clean face and rest for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and pat in the remaining essence for full absorbance. 

There is no way to express how excited I am about these! After ordering these boxes, I couldn’t help but hope there would be at least one type of mask in them because I haven’t been able to try any sheet or gel masks yet. I certainly didn’t expect to get a 4 pack of masks, and all different ones too! So excited!!! I can’t wait to try these, I may use one today after I shower.

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Tonymoly Hello Bunny Perfume Bar 02 9g ($11)

A stick-type perfume bar packaged into a lovely bunny design. It’s infused with a top note of lemon citrus, a middle note of frisia and white rose, and a bottom note of sandalwood and musk.

I don’t think that I am a fan of this scent which makes me a little sad. In all of the fan forums, I have seen people rave about Tonymoly products and I was excited that I had gotten one. When I was reading the description, I thought it sounded nice and hoped it would be mostly citrusy. Unfortunately it is the musky sandalwood that I smell the most so i am not crazy about it. I do love the little bunny bow-tie though. I may need to find a loving home for this little guy.

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Ariul Stress Relieving Purefull Cleansing Foam 75 ml ($8)

Abundant, cream-like foam bubbles penetrate deep into your pores, cleansing away any makeup residues, skin impurities, blackheads, and dead skin cells piled up and leaving your skin freshly cleaned, moist, and brighter overall.

Lately I have been enjoying trying different cleansers so I am excited to try this one! I am currently using my Skinfood Egg White Pore Meringue Foam Cleanser but this will definitely be the next one that I try. At this rate, I am never going to run out of cleansers and toners with Memebox and I love it! I hope this one smells nice, I didn’t open it yet because I am still using my other cleanser.

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Pisteo Bright & Pure C Serum 7ml ($25)

Made up of pure Vitamin C concentrates, this tiny bottle of nutrients will replenish moisture balance, firm up fine wrinkles, and brighten overall complexion with continuous application.

How to Use: Replace the flat lid of the serum with a taller lid with a pipette and a cap over the top. Squeeze out a penny-size amount and massage it onto clean face.

This serum normally comes with four 7ml bottles which is worth $100 so this one bottle is worth $25. I have only just delved into the world of serums recently when I received a sample serum in my Topbox so I am excited to have this for when the sample runs out. I like that they provide you with the pipette top to use on this bottle. I didn’t notice any real smell to it which is better than it having an offensive smell. I will definitely be trying this one soon!

Those are all of the products in the Thanksgiving #1 box and I am really happy with it! In terms of value, I paid about $24.50 for this box (including shipping) and I received products totally $147 value. I am super happy with this and will get lots of use out of almost all of the products in the box. It is only the lipstick and the perfume bar that I am iffy about.

Stay tuned for my Thanksgiving #2 Box and if you would like to make any purchases from Memebox, feel free to use my affiliate link or codes below to do so! These codes are valid until November 29 2014.

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xo Amanda

Blush Box Giveaway

Blush Box

Today I want to let you know about a giveaway that Blush Box is doing. Blush Box is an adult subscription service that provides lingerie, couples games, and other more adult products. I have not tried this particular service but after entering the giveaway myself, I wanted to let you know about it!

This giveaway is open to people who are 21 years or older, and there are some country restrictions so go check out the rules to see if where you live is excluded. The prize is a 12 month subscription for their monthly teaser box. Who doesn’t want to win a years worth of a subscription. Maybe I want to win it a little bit too much…

Anyways, the contest ends on November 21 at 10:00 UTC and the winner will be chosen on November 24. That means you have 2 days to get your name in for this awesome giveaway!

Follow this link to go and enter the contest —> Blush Box Giveaway

Good luck everyone!

xo Amanda

Disclaimer: Blush Box logo taken from http://www.blushbox.com

Topbox November 2014

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Okay, so this post may seem a little silly considering that I have cancelled my subscription to Topbox and this will be the last package I receive from them. However, I did not cancel because it is a BAD service, just because it hasn’t been providing me with things I prefer. There definitely are good aspects to Topbox so I do want to tell people about it for sure!

Topbox is a Canadian subscription service that costs $12 per month and ships out on the 15th of the month. It includes four deluxe sized samples that can be make up, hair care, or skin care. I found that it was mostly skin care and this was why I cancelled because I wished it included more make up. There are also extra boxes you can purchase or special sales where you can purchase individual products.

This month, I decided to purchase the Faith Aromatherapy Anti-Oxidant Exfoliating Sugar Scrub in Citrus/Ginger. I got this scrub for $12.19 and it is HUGE. I was not expecting it to be as hefty as it is. The jar has 12 oz of product and it is dense because it is a sugar scrub. I was expecting it to be really citrusy but for the most part I just smell ginger. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but I was hoping for more of a fresh orange or lemon scent. I will definitely use it, especially before shaving my legs.

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One thing that I really like about Topbox is the card that they provide. On the card, Topbox gives you a description if each item, the retail price, and also where it is available for purchase. This is great so that you don’t have to go hunting for an item if you really like it.

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Topbox also gives you a little survey before they send out each month’s box. It asks you about products you may have received the previous month and it also lets you choose between the tube or an organza bag for your products to come in. This month, I opted for the bag.

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Alright, let’s get started with the products in this month’s Topbox

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Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

Designed for after-hours seduction, our ultimate mascara combines three key elements to create drama, volume and curl, packaged into our iconic squeezy tube. $24 Available at Sephora & eyeko.com

I am intrigued by this sample for sure! The design of it and the wand are both very appealing so I am excited to try this. I am just about out of my Perversion sample so I will be trying this next. This sample is .13 oz and the full size it .29 oz so that is a really nice deluxe size, especially for mascara. That makes this sample worth about $10.91 so I am happy with it! I hope it really does volumize my eyelashes.

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Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum

This sheet lightweight liquid serum with micro-caplets helps reinforce skin’s essential moisture barrier, evens skin tone, retexturize, and reduces the appearance of first signs of aging. Rejuvenates the look of tired skin for a more energized complexion. 30 mL $72 Available at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com

I am interested in trying this. I don’t use any serums at the moment but it might be nice to add it into my skincare routine since winter is basically here and the air is so dry. Not only this but I have been noticing the little wrinkles around my eyes more so maybe this could help with that! This sample is 5 mL making it worth about $12.

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UniqOne All in One Hair Treatment

When UniqOne by Revlon Professional is applied to damp hair, it provides smooth, silky, shiny protected hair without weighing it down. When applied to dry hair, it refreshes the styles, providing a long-lasting, soft and silky finish without weighing it down. 150 mL $19.95. Find a solon at uniq-one.com. Also available at Trade Secrets and Chatters.

This is probably the item in the bag that I am least excited about. I don’t use many hair products (outside of my shampoo and conditioner) because my hair is so fine and long, it is easily weighed down. However, this claims to not weigh hair down so it may be worth trying on my dry hair when it needs a little pick me up. This sample is only 9 mL making it only worth about $1.20 which does not impress me very much. Not only this but on the back of the container it says “Sold in salons – free sample” so I am not thrilled with that.

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Benefit Cosmetics Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer

Flawless works overtime! Our instant PRO-long primer acts like a magnet to lock on your foundation for 15 fresh & flawless hours. This invisible stick primer glides directly onto skin for optimal wear and a natural-looking finish. Go longer. Stay flawless! 16 mL $38 Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, Murale & benefitcosmetics.com

This month, Topbox posted on their social media that if Benefit Canada got 17,000 followers on Instagram, than there would be a Benefit product included in the November Topbox. Here we are. I am intrigued by this because I have never used a stick primer so I am interested in seeing if it actually works. There is not a ton of product in this sample but I think it should be enough to see whether or not it works the way it should. This sample is 1.2 mL making is worth about $2.85.

The overall value of this months Topbox was $26.95. It certainly is over the $12 price point of the bag/box but it is not above by all that much. I do appreciate the brands that were included this month though. This is only my fourth Topbox and I cancelled after my third month so it definitely isn’t my favourite service. However, I think it is important to try services for a couple of months to see if they are a fit for you. Everyone has different preferences so this could be a really great find for some people.

If you are interested in checking Topbox out, you can find their website at www.topbox.ca

xo Amanda

Disclaimer: I purchased this box with my own money and all opinions are honest, and my own.

Ipsy November 2014

Ipsy was my first subscription service. I have received about 6 months worth of bags and I still love it. Although the value isn’t always sky high for these bags, I prefer looking at it in terms of “will I use it?” and “does this excite me?” I found this months bag to be one of the most exciting ones for me yet.

For those of you who don’t know what Ipsy is, it is a monthly beauty subscription service. The cost is $10 per month plus $5 shipping per month to Canada. When you sign up, you take a little quiz about your preferences and details about yourself and they use that to choose appropriate products for you. Each month you will get a beautiful pink bubble mailer and inside is a cosmetics bag with the products inside. The cosmetics bag is different each month which is kind of cool! You can review products and share on social media in order to get Ipsy points which you can accumulate to buy certain products.

Let’s dive right in!

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This months bag is a silver glittery bag with a pink zipper. The bag itself has a plastic feel. The inside is black and the tag for this month says Forever 21 Cosmetics for Ipsy. This was interesting to me, even though it is not my favourite bag that I’ve gotten from Ipsy.

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The theme this month is Girl Meets Glitter.

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

I received this concealer in neutral medium which is a tad dark for me but I think that I can make it work. It claims to be a full coverage, waterproof, anti-aging concealer that is “8 hours of sleep in a tube.” It also claims that it won’t crease or crack.

If I had to choose one thing that was my biggest concern for me, it would be my dark circles. Mine are genetic so they are impossible to actually cover up or get rid of. It is because of this that I love trying out new concealers to try and find my holy grail product. This concealer is super thick so I am really excited to try it and interested in seeing whether or not it does crease or crack.

This sample size of .11 fl oz is worth about $9.50 and the full size (.28 fl oz) can be purchased for $24.

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Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray

Mehhhh. This is the one thing in the bag that I’m not all that excited about to be honest. I have really fine hair so I steer clear of product most of the time so that my hair isn’t weighed down. I will use this on the rare occasion where I curl my hair and hopefully it won’t be a crunchy hairspray. The smell is like a typical hairspray which, as most of us know, isn’t the most delicious smell in the world.

The full size of this product is 9 oz and sells for $8.29. That makes this 1.5 oz sample about $1.38 which isn’t all that impressive to be honest (not to sound selfish or anything).

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Starlooks Lip Gloss

Subscribers that received this lip gloss got the colour Guilty Pleasure. I am pretty sure this went out in October’s bag too so I’m not sure if they just had extra or if it is a really great product. I do like the colour of this, it is a nice neutral pink that would be great for everyday use. It is a little bit sticky but overall I think I will like this lip gloss.

This sample is .3 oz. The full size sells for $13 but I can’t find a size for that full size so I’m not sure how much this sample is worth. Let’s just guess around $4.

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SeaRx Micro-Dermabrasion Face & Body Scrub for Preventative Aging

This scrub is said to feature minerals and extracts to improve your skin tone and leave your skin firmer after taking off all the dead skin cells and what not. I am a big fan of scrubs so I was excited to see this in my bag. Just trying a little on my hand, the grit is very small and probably wouldn’t be safe for daily use. It smells like grapefruity citrus which I love so woohoo!

This sample size is .3 oz and would sell for about $3. The full size is 100 g and can be purchased for $32. I am excited to try this!

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Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base

This shade is called Submissive and I think it is absolutely beautiful! It reminds me of a less glittery version of the sand brown shadow that I got from The Face Shop in my Memebox. This is a cream shadow and it is definitely very creamy! I don’t own any other cream shadows so I am glad to have this one, especially in such a neutral colour!

This is the full sized product and it sells for $14 so that is quite exciting!

Overall I am really excited about this bag! The value of the bag isn’t very high, at about $31.53, but I will get a lot of use out of the products. Very excited!

If you are interested in signing up for Ipsy, you can use my link http://www.ipsy.com/r/c762?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general or you can check them out without my link at www.ipsy.com

Let me know what you got in your November Ipsy bag!

xo Amanda

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