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Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box

So I actually almost forgot I have this beauty box subscription until an email asked if I wanted to switch it up for something special or stay with whatever setting I have already made in my account. I didn’t want to mess with it so I opted to just stay with my current setting. This popped in my mailbox about a week ago. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box.

Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box

Overall, pretty good stuff. In fact, as soon as I saw the lip product I knew that I had to give it to my sister from another mister Renuky. 🙂 It became part of her flip book goodies, which by the way is so much fun to make and hers is the first one I’ve given out so far. I made one for her birthday. 🙂 The shade seems light enough to suit her especially with it being a lip gloss. The first thing I’m trying out is the whitening toothpaste as we’ve been using regular whitening toothpaste and I’m not really seeing any difference so it’s time to change it up!

John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Moisturizing Conditioner

Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials Antiperspirant

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine

Biore Baking Soda Acne Scrub

Colgate Optic White Radiant Toothpaste

Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultra Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Stay tuned for reviews on most of these items!


BiorĂ© Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Happy Monday! I’m bummed that the weekend was over even though I had 2 days of vacation to stretch it out. It was nice though to just catch up on things at home and spend time with family. Today’s post is on something I got from my Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box. Here’s my take on the BiorĂ© Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips.

Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

What I love about this product? I’ve been using pore strips on and off for a few years since I’ve been in the US. It was a pricey thing for me back in the Philippines and we have some cleansers that really cleans the pores out (hello, original Eskinol face wash!) that I didn’t really need it. But facial cleansers here are milder and doesn’t dry out the skin as much so I keep some pore strips stocked always. Some people are against using it adamantly and if you are one of them, that’s cool. And yes, I do know that it rips the hair in the area you apply the pore strips out. I’m cool with that too. In fact, that’s something I like about the pore strips personally. This one though is different from the ones I usually use. The strip is black in color so I wondered how we could really see if it works on blackheads as the tip of blackheads is where the “black” is and the strip is….well, black? I followed the instructions provided and was satisfied with the result. Now here’s the takeaway from my review: while it does work, I can’t tell from one use if it’s any better than the regular pore strips I’ve been using. I see stuff on it that’s whitish in color, just like I would with the regular pore strips. But that’s it.

What I don’t like about this product? I only got one sample so my review is solely based on that one-time use. With that said, I can’t see any discerning difference in the results compared to using a regular pore strip. Maybe I don’t have enough blackheads to observe the difference between these and the regular pore strips completely? That’s possible.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here. Products from this brand is carried at other retailers too as seen listed here.


Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box

I got my Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box in about 2 weeks ago. I was fairly pleased with what I got for $5 (yet again!).

Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box

The boxes vary in terms of worth to me each time but what it boils down to is it’s just $5 and looking at everything I got, that’s not a bad price for it at all.

Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Clean & Clear Deep Action 60-Second Shower Mask

Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Wash

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Village Naturals Therapy Aches & Pains Muscle Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak

Hello Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste

EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Cloths

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies

I see a few things already here that I can use immediately. This is a great way to try some stuff out before committing to a full-sized product!


Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser

Hey guys! Wedding festivities have now died down as my sweet friend that’s like a sister to me is now officially hitched. It was a full weekend for me starting with doing all the girls’ nails and getting mehndi (henna) on my hands up to close to my elbow. The wedding was long but beautiful and full of meaning. Anyway, today’s post is on something I’ve been using regularly recently from the recent Walmart Spring 2016 Beauty Box. Here’s my take on the Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser.

Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser

What I love about this product? It comes in a standard tube container that most facial cleansers come in. The scent is pretty good although I’m not quite sure how to describe it. Clean? Light? I’ll go with those. The formula is a little bit more viscous than what I expected. So make note of that when squeezing some of the product out to use. It has some larger grainy bits in there but I don’t find it abrasive at all. It actually cleans out my pores very well without drying. I find it such a delight to use! It leaves my skin so soft and smooth. It doesn’t bubble up much but I don’t care about that. I just apply a small amount in the palm of my hand and apply it onto my face with massaging motions. I’ve been using this in my everyday morning shower for about 2 weeks now and love it.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing at all! I think this is one of my top 3 facial cleansers. I’m definitely buying this one after I use it all up!

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here. Products from this brand is carried at other retailers too as seen listed here.


Walmart Spring 2016 Beauty Box

I finally, FINALLY got my Walmart Spring 2016 Beauty Box a few days ago. I was wondering if I was even gonna get one since I’ve seen people get theirs a few weeks ago. I thought maybe there was something wrong with my billing or there was some glitch. But nope, here it is in all its full glory:

Walmart Spring 2016 Beauty Box

Everything came packed securely in the sturdy cardboard box.As usual, this box costs only $5. Can’t beat that really in my opinion. I’m pretty sure the contents of my box differed from those that I’ve seen who got them a week or 2 earlier. Maybe they ran out of some stuff but I like pretty much everything I got so I’m not complaining!

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste

Curel Itch Defense Body Wash

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Shampoo

CeraVe Healing Ointment

Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick

Various Samples and Coupons

The item I’m most excited about to try is the Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser. I actually almost purchased it when I was at ULTA recently. Now I have a sample to try it out first to see if I like it. Hope y’all are having a great weekend so far and stay tuned for my take on some of the items from this box!