Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Canadian Wantable Make-Up Box

I received my Wantable Make-Up Box today! They have just introduced this subscription to Canada and we giving away some free boxes to Canadians...well almost free! I just had to pay the shipping, which came to about $16...but it would have cost me about $52. Anyways, here is what was in my box!

  • Three Custom Color Brow Powder in color #3 ~ $22.50
  • Manna Kadar Blush in Orgasmic ~ $19.00
  • FACE Stockholm Pearl Eyeshadow #41 ~ $19.00
  • B├ęsame Cosmetics Lipstick in Carmine ~ $22.00
  • Frownies ~ $0
TOTAL VALUE: $ 82.50

I'm not crazy about this box. It was nicely packaged and very suited to my tastes, but I haven't heard of any of these brands and they're kind of boring products, but good staples to have I suppose. The product that i am most please with is the Lipstick. It has beautiful packaging, a lovely scent and it a really nice colour. The blush has a nice, subtle shimmer to it and the brow powder is nice too, but I am a bit nervous that it may be too dark for me! The eye shadow is kind of boring, I don't think I'll be using it. Overall a great box! But I won't be continuing with this subscription as it is too expensive.

Monday, May 20, 2013

May TopBox 2013

My May TopBox came last week and I'm not crazy about this box, but not totally disappointed either. I guess it was just kind of "meh". Anyways, here what was in my box:

  • FULL SIZE Cuccio Nail Lacquer in Longing for London ~ $10
  • A 1.5mL Sample of Lise Watier Haute Coloeur High Coverage Lip Lacquer in Stylista ~ $5.75
  • A Yaby Eyesahdow Refill in Copper Wire ~ $3.15
  • A 30mL Sample of Roberto Cavalli Perfumed Shower Gel ~ $42


A good value, however the most valuable product is something that I'm not happy with. I received the same perfume sample a few months ago in a TopBox and hated it. I ended up giving it to my mom when she went down south to leave for the maids. This is something else that I will be trying to get rid of. Definitely not my taste. The nail colour is nice, but honestly because of Julep I am kind of over getting nail polish in these boxes. I have too many as it is and need to use them up! The Yaby doesn't excite me either. The colour is okay, but I don;t have a Z-palette and don't care much for loose shadow pots. The only product that I am happy to receive is the Lise Watier lip colour. It's really pretty, not sticky and a colour that I don't presently have and that will be great for summer!

Overall, I'm not overly impressed, I'll see how next month goes. If I continue to be unsatisfied, I think that I'll unsubscribe.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

April 2013 Empties: Product Reviews

This month, I finished a lot of products!

1. Simple Eye Make-Up Remover
I received this as a free sample and actually really liked it. It didn't irritate my skin or eyes at all. It lasted quite a while, a little goes a long way! I might repurchase this after I use up the rest of my eye make-up removers.

2. Lancome La vie est belle Eau de parfum 
I received this as a free sample and fell IN LOVE with this scent! I have actually already purchased the full sized version of this. It smells SOOOO good!

3. Julep Pink Grapefruit Body Frosting
This smells so good and the consistency is amazing! It is nice and thick and lasted me quite a while. I will be repurchasing this for next winter.

4. Julep Age Defying Hand Brightener
This has been a miracle cream for me! I have severe eczema and this made my hands SOOO smooth! It was amazing! I will be repurchasing this for next winter.

5. L'Oreal Mythic Oil
I received these samples in my TopBox. They were pretty good, they didn't weigh down my hair and left it quite shiny. I might repurchase this when my other hair oils run out.

6. Kerastase Cristalliste
I received this hair oil in one of my Luxe Boxes. It also didn't weigh my hair down and left my hair looking shiny. I did prefer the mythic oil to this oil.

7. Moroccan Oil Light
This small bottle lasted me months! It left my hair shiny and tangle free but I did find that it weighed my hair down (even though I purchased the light version!) I may or may not repurchase this product.

8. Yes to cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial  Towelettes
These had a mild scent, but left my face feeling clean and refreshed. They didn't remove make-up easily, but did an okay job. I probably won't be repurchasing these.