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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!

Skinn Sugar Lips Polishing Scrub – For Dry & Lined Lips

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something that came in handy for me last night. I got this from my ipsy December 2015 Glam Bag. Here’s my take on the Skinn Sugar Lips Polishing Scrub – For Dry & Lined Lips.

Skinn Sugar Lips Polishing Scrub – For Dry & Lined Lips

What I love about this product? I was removing the NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick from my lips yesterday as I have done several times before. While I love wearing matte lipsticks, one of the things I don’t enjoy is the removal. Regular lipsticks remove faster with less mess. I can’t fully remove it off with ease without using a makeup remover. I don’t like using makeup remover on my lips so I just try to wash it off with soap and water. It’s not fun. at. all. On a whim, I decided to try the Skinn Sugar Lips Polishing Scrub – For Dry & Lined Lips I have sitting in my bathroom counter. HOLY CRAP. I applied a little bit of it on my lips and proceeded to scrub my lips gently with it. Everything came off with ease. It has a pleasant candy scent and it is cotton candy pink in color. I absolutely love it. I just wiped it all off after I’m done with it and my lips are left very soft and warm. I’m not quite sure if the warming sensation is something else other than me rubbing the product onto my lips. It almost feels as if it contains something that actually warms up the product while in use rather than just regular friction from using a lip scrub.

What I don’t like about this product? I don’t have the option to see the products in person before I purchase them (even if there’s no samples and they’re in the product packaging….it’s still nice to be able to see it in person).

More information on this item and other products from this brand is available on their website. I don’t see any other option in purchasing products from this brand other than their website right now.

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something I got from my ipsy March 2016 Glam Bag. Here’s my take on the NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick.

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

What I love about this product? I’ve been testing this for a few days now. This is the first lip product that’s not a lip balm from ipsy that I opened immediately after taking product shots for the blog. It comes in a tube packaging with the soft foam-tip applicator. The first thing I noticed is the texture. The best way I can describe it is it’s “cushion-y”. It applied so smoothly and nicely like a dream. It makes me think of a soft, cushion feeling. It feels like a soft, buttery cream being spread lovingly on my lips. It is very pigmented and the shade I got is a red called Kitten Heels. It’s bold and I love it. It dries matte but not as matte as most matte lipsticks. It is a little bit drying but not quite compared to other matte lipsticks I’ve tried so far. So far, it sounds like the best matte lipstick I’ve ever tried, eh? I will say yes. But (and a big BUT) I don’t own a huge collection of matte lip colors because most of them are drying and I avoid that. So…this means that my opinion is definitely something that you should treat as a tiny voice among many other louder ones — especially popular beauty bloggers. They have gone through probably 100 times more matte lip products than I have. I’m impressed with the lasting power too. It stayed through eating and drinking. The color does fade off over time but it’s more like a lip stain really. It’s still very pigmented on my lips and stays on pretty well. Make no mistake though — color does come off when my lips are rubbed up against other things such as a tissue paper. The color on my lips though remains but it’s just a tad lighter maybe.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It’s the least drying matte lipstick I’ve ever tried so I can’t wait to get more!

More information on this item and other products from this brand is available on their website. Products from this brand is carried by drugstores and mass retailers such as CVS, Walgreens, Target, ULTA, and Walmart.

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask

Hey guys! It’s another busy week for me so the posts have been coming in slow. I’ve also taken a renewed interest in finding more people to snail mail but that’s a challenge for me as people I see on IG are usually much younger and looking for people in their age group which I am very much not. I’m starting to feel old! But anyway, here’s my take on the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask.

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask

What I love about this product? It comes in a nice tube packaging for easy application and use. The texture of this is a little unexpected for a face mask. It’s gloopy and not like any of the serum or clay texture masks that I’m used to. Gravity isn’t your friend while using this mask as applying too much will make the sugar bits run down your face. I try to apply a thin even layer for it to stay on my face nicely. It smells nice but unlike what I would expect from a mask with charcoal. The scent isn’t light at all by any means but since this is just a mask, which means I’ll wash it off eventually, I don’t mind at all. It’s feels slightly sticky but not really. It’s basically black sugar in a concoction with enough viscosity to hold everything together in a gloopy manner. While I like this mask as I can utilize the scrubbiness of the sugar as I wash it off my face, this is not for everyone. One of my closest friends hates anything that’s on the scrubby side and I can tell you that this doesn’t fall into the mildly scrubby category at all but rather at the other end of the spectrum. It does clear out my face some and leaves it feeling squeaky clean but I classify this more as a face scrub than a mask really. I guess it’s a mask still as I leave it on for a while but the consistency just doesn’t scream face mask to me.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. I can’t quite call it a facial scrub as it still has some properties of a face mask since I do use it according to the directions it comes with but eh….I know some people basically just use it as a face scrub.

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.

It’s Skin Mini Bebe Mist

Hey guys! Finally it’s the weekend! I’m looking forward to knock some errands out while doing some last-minute washi tape shopping at Michael’s. It’s a recent obsession of mine but I intend to only get the ones that really appeal to me and actually use them. Today’s post is on something I’ve been using more and more recently. Here’s It’s Skin Mini Bebe Mist.

It’s Skin Mini Bebe Mist

What I love about this product? I got this in my Beauteque May 2015 Beauty Bag. The scent I got this in is Sweet Peach. Other 2 scents this product comes in are Sparkling Lime and Shining Apple. Since I’ve been using some Korean skincare products for the past few weeks now, I read up on what these mists are and when to use them. I found a lot of information online on what these mists do but nothing specific in the sense that it is for A and is applied during B. The problem is there are many different types of mists out there that after 40 minutes of reading all about them I just gave up and decide to stick with one general rule to follow when using it: I spritz it over my face during the middle of the work day when my face needs to feel refreshed. What I wanted to believe is what I read an online blog entry or article somewhere that states that mists are used on the face to help “reactivate” the stuff you applied onto your face earlier (serums and all other good stuff). Not sure if it had any truth to it but if it does then I’ll just consider that as a bonus feature. The directions that came with my Beauteque bag insert is as follows: “You can use this spritz on your body, as well as when you close your eyes to refresh your face. To Use: When your skin feels dry, spray onto face, and tap for absorption.” The scent is accurate, isn’t that strong at all and fades quite quickly, which I think is good for those that have concerns with the product being scented. I do feel like my face is refreshed and cooled after using it. It isn’t sticky at all and I don’t notice it leaving any sort of residue behind. I like it!

What I don’t like about this product? I can’t just go out and buy it at my local drugstore or mall. I have to look for places online that carry it being that it’s a Korean beauty brand. No biggie though. This day and age a lot of Korean beauty brand products can be easily purchased online.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

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