Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ipsy May 2014

Ipsy is a $10 a month subscription service. It is customizable and each month is filled with deluxe or full size produts. Sign up for ipsy here.

          Today, I'll be sharing my May Ipsy bag ! This month's theme for Ipsy is fresh picks.
Here is a picture of my bag:

 Products I received:

  • Pacifica Mineral Eye Shadow Duo in Natural Beauty - The pigmentation of this duo sucks and the packaging is not good ! 
  • Purlisse Purmoist hydra balance moisturizer - This smells a little bit woody(?) to me. I don't really like it. 
  • Avene Thermal Spring Water - I actually got this from Birchbox a while ago and liked it. 
  • Jersey Shore Sun Sans Tan Anti Aging Sunscreen 
Bonus Product: Eva NYC Mane Tamer Leave in Cream - I got this as a bonus product because there was a problem with my last Ipsy bag. This stuff smells sooooooo good !

I liked the design of this month's Ipsy bag! It looks cute !

Overall, this month's Ipsy bag was a little disappointing. From Ipsy, I expect more makeup products than the skin care products, but this month was all skincare, except for the Pacifica eye shadow duo. I mean, it wasn't a bad bag, but I wasn't impressed with it.

What did you guys get in your Ipsy bag? What product would you want from this month's Ipsy bag? Please leave me a comment below !

Friday, May 16, 2014

Birchbox May 2014

Birchbox is a $10 a month beauty subscription box. Each month is tailored with a theme and you will receive personalize samples. You can sign up here

          Today, I will be sharing what I got in my May Birchbox. This month's theme for Birchbox is Freewheeling. I am not really sure what this theme is supposed to mean.   
Anyway, here is a picture of my box:

Products in my box are: 

  • Coola Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recovery After Sun Lotion
  • Marcelle New Age 8 in 1 Power Serum 
  • Nexxus Color Assure Pre-Wash Primer, Shampoo & Conditioner - Since I dye my hair, I like that I revicieed a hair product for color treated hair. However, I don't like the size of the samples. It is literally only enough for one use! 
  • Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Coral Crush - I love the color of this lip balm. However, it smells a little bit woody to me. 
  • Harney & Sons Fine teas in Pomegranate Oolong and Caribe Tea - I am not a tea person, so I think my sister or mom will enjoy this more than me.
 Overall, this box was a little bit disappointing for me. I think I will really enjoy the Lip Balm but all the other products are sort of like take it or leave it type of things.

Are you a Birchbox subscriber? If so, what did you guys get in your May Birchbox and what did you think of it? Please leave me a comment below !

Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Julep Box

         Julep Maven box is a monthly nail polish and beauty subscription box. It is $20 per month.Every month they send you an email describing what the different option for the boxes are (there's five unique boxes), so you can choose which one you want! And there's an option to skip a month if you don't like any of the boxes you see. The first box is free with the code FREEBOX!  So why not give it a try? Click here to try Julep Maven!
         Today I am posting my May Julep Box. I still haven't really played with anything yet. 
This month I got the It Girl Box and it actually was a surprise to me, because I forgot to check out the preview and pick them. 

In this month box, along with the usual two nail polishes, everyone also got the Plie wand. The Plie wand is "An ergonomic nail polishing tool designed to solve common polishing pain points and give you better results.
So the content of my box is: 
  • Plie Wand - I am so excited to try this ! 
  • Karm - spearmint color 
  • Jules - Pink color 
I like the colors for this box and am very exctied to try Plie Wand. I am actually surprised that I am happy with the color even though I didn't choose it, since, I usually end up changing from the box they picked for me. 

Are you a maven? Which box did you pick? Please leave me a comment ! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


            Today, I picked CL of 2ne1 for my #WCW post. 2ne1 is my favorite Korean girl group (check them out here). I love their music and their unique style. They always present themselves in such a confident manner that I love them. I don't really have a favorite member out of 2ne1, but I decided to give the spotlight to CL today, because I am so proud of all of her achievements. CL is the leader of the group and she is know for her carismaic style. I love her music style and love how she is so confident all the time. She is also know for her heavy eyeliner and was recently announced as a new face of Maybelline New York. I hope that ad runs worldwide!

Do you know 2ne1? Do you know CL? What's your thoughts on her? Who's your #wcw this week? Let me know in the comments !

Monday, May 5, 2014

First Impression: Twilash

                Today, I am wiriting my very first impression post! I tried Twilash today and decided to let you guys know my first thoughts on it. Twilash is "an engineered beauty tool that enhances and maintains your eyelashes"  (check out the Twilash campaign page here). Basically, Twilash is a combination of eyelash curler, mascara, and eye makeup remover. When I first found out about Twilash through Twitter, I was very very interested in trying this out. I mean, who wouldn't want to try  this? 

Here is a picture of: 
I was sent two of the Twilash with the mascara and the two pack of their makeup remover pad. One of the tube is empty because I already took it out of the tube. 

Closer look at the Twilash:

The black part is the enhancer part that curls the eyelashes. It is also a grip when using it for mascara. the silver part is basically the mascara tube. 

Let's take a look at the mascara wand:

The wand has virtually no bristles sticking out of it and it is a rubber wand. 

Here's a tutorial on how to use Twilash:
I had to watch the tutorial couple of times to understand how to use the enhancer part. I found that it was sort of difficult for me to use the enhancer part of it, but it's probably because it was my first time using it. Hopefully, it will be a breeze in couple of days. I really loved the curl that it gave my lashes. I did not get a dramatic curl, but it was better than any other lash curler I used. I really loved the mascara. Maybe it was the formula of the mascara, or just the wand, but I think it had the best effect on my lashes than anything else I tried. 

Picture of me with no mascara and Twilash:

Picture of me with Maybelline Falsies mascara + eyelash curler and Twilash:

Even though, it is difficult to see the difference through these pictures, due to poor camera quality (I am saving up to buy a new camera, so bear with me here !), but when I asked my mom, she was able to immediately tell the difference. She was very surprised because my lashes never stay curled and did say that the Twilash eye was more volumized than the other eye. The only thing was that I found the remover process difficult. Once again, this is probably because it was my first time using it, and I am definitely betting that it will get easier as I use it more. Overall, I am definitely glad to have Twilash as part of my makeup collection now. I will do a updated post on Twilash in the future! 

Twilash isn't sold yet but you can make sure you recieve one by contributing to their project ( Make sure to check out their project if you are interested ! 

Have you heard of Twilash? Did my post interest you? Should I do more #First Impression posts? Make sure to leave a comment! 

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Twilash sent me their products for me to review. However, this is my honest opinion on it.