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April 2015 Beauteque Head to Toe Tonymoly Bag Review

Beauteque is one of my favorite websites to shop at when I’m looking for Asian beauty and skincare products! They have an AMAZING variety of products – I’m particularly addicted to their sheet masks!

The Head to Toe bag is not part of a subscription service, it is a monthly limited edition bag featured on Beauteque’ website! Each bag includes 7-8 full sized products related to beauty, skincare, fashion, and lifestyle. This Head to Toe Tonymoly Bag can be purchased on Beauteque’s website for $28 + shipping.  
This month’s theme features the brand Tonymoly! Past themes included Milk and Pink!
I love how Beauteque featured a brand this month, Tonymoly definitely is a brand I enjoy and they have some of the CUTEST packaging ever! The bag all the items came in this month is a blue and white drawstring bag, I’m not sure what I’ll use it for yet but I’m positive I’ll find use for it soon!
Each bag comes with an information card detailing all the products listed
Onto the products!
Gold Black Sugar Mask Scrub – $11.00

Face Mix Primer Lip Concealer – $12.00 
This scrub removes dead skin cells and is said to provide nutrition from the gold and honey extracts. I was excited for the scent of this but sadly I couldn’t smell anything at all. I know it’ll come in handy because my face does suffer from dryness and I always could use a good scrub to remove dead cells!  
I honestly had no idea a lip concealer existed and I don’t own a lip primer so I’m super excited to try this one out! It’s meant to even out the color of my lips, give off maximum color of lippies, and is moisturizing so that’s a huge plus! I’m waiting to try this out on a day I’ll be gone for a long time.  

Tangerine Whitening Hand Cream – $12.00


Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub – $10.00


Pumice Stone – $3.00 each

The hand cream and lip scrub have the cutest packaging ever, I just want to put them on display! I’m a sucker for hand creams so I’m glad included this in the bag. It smells just like tangerine and is super moisturizing, I know I’ll be using it everyday! This cream has Vitamin C that improves skin’s texture.

Customers were sent either a lip scrub or lip balm. I’m glad I got the scrub because I have so many balms at the moment! I’ve only used Lush’s Mint Julip lip scrub so I was glad to try something different! This scrub is more creamy and has fewer granules so it’s definitely more gentle than using something like the Mint Julip. I didn’t expect to like this scrub as much as I did, I found it to be moisturizing and it did the job just as well as my other scrub!

The foot stones are super cute and I love the two colors I got! I don’t scrub my feet as often as I should but now that I have these I might get into the habit more…hopefully! 

Make HD Straight Cream – $16.00

Strawberry Seeds 3 Step Nose Pack – $3.00
This hair straightening duo is probably the only thing I won’t use in this bag. As someone who has crazy curly hair and always wanted straight hair, I had my fair shares of getting straightening perms and none have worked for me. With these two products, you’re supposed to apply the first tube to your hair and wash it out with warm water in 10-20 minutes, then blow dry your hair with cool air. After that, take the product from the second tub and leave it in for 5-10 minutes and wash it off and blow dry. 
I’ve used nose strips before but I never used a 3 step pack so it will be fun and interesting to try out! You place the first sheet on your nose for 15-20 minutes, then you remove it. You then wet your nose and place the 2nd strip and take it off after 15-20 minutes. Lastly, you take the third sheet and leave it on your nose for 5-10 minutes. This whole process should clean the pores on your nose and moisturize it! I have TONS of blackheads on my nose so I’m really excited to try it out see the results. 
With Beauteque’s prices, this bag retails for $68.00 but prices do vary on other websites – it’s still an amazing value for the $28 + shipping! I know I will be using everything in this bag except the Perm Kit. I’m most excited about the Tangerine Cream, Lip Scrub, and Primer! I’m glad Beauteque featured a bag specifically with Tonymoly because it’s a great chance to try some of their amazing products, plus their packaging is adorable!

If you’re interested in purchasing this bag, you can do so here! 
*I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers. This post may contain affiliate links.
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April 2015 Beauteque BB Bag Review

Beauteque is one of my favorite websites to shop at when I’m looking for Asian beauty and skincare products! They have an AMAZING variety of products – I’m particularly addicted to their sheet masks!

The BB Bag is their monthly subscription service. Each month Beauteque will send you a bag full of 7-8 full sized products that are beauty, skincare, fashion, and lifestyle related. Every bag also has a few products where customers can choose options such as lotion scent, lipstick color, perfume flavor, etc. Options will be emailed in a survey format on the 15th of each month and if you do not choose by the 20th, the Beauteque team will choose for you.
Customers can subscribe for month to month, 3, 6, or 12 month prepaid packages. Subscribers are billed on the 15th of each month if a month to month option is chosen. If you subscribe after the 5th of any month, you will receive the next month’s bag. 
Here’s a look at their pricing plan:
  • Month to Month – $24/month
  • 3 Months – $24/month
  • 6 Months – $23/month
  • 12 Months -$22/month
Shipping Costs:
  • USA – $3.95/month
  • Canada – $5.95/month
  • Europe – $8.95/month
You can also gift subscriptions to friends or family!
This month’s theme was “Mad for Plaid” and I LOVE the bag they sent this month! It can fit tons of products, I know I’ll be using it often! 
I think this month’s theme only referred to the bag, not the products. Each bag also comes with a card detailing the products sent.
Onto the products!
Holika Holika Honey Sleeping Pack in Blueberry – $19.00

Its Skin Macaron Lip Balm in Strawberry – $9.00

Mizon Water Volume Aqua Gel Cream – $12.00
The sleeping mask smells amazing, it’s not too strong and the consistency is great, I thought it would be sticky and messy but that wasn’t the case at all – it absorbed into my skin super quick! I’ve only used it a couple times but I love it so far, it’s been really moisturizing. The card states that the canola moisturizes, blueberry fights blemishes, and acerola promotes collagen growth. The packaging itself super cute, I leave it on the shelf next to my bed so I can use it right before going to sleep!
The lip balm is so cute, the strawberry scent isn’t super strong, which I prefer, and I know I’ll use this often, I really want to get all of the flavors available, they’d make a cute collection!
The Mizon Moisturizer is formulated with Alaskian glacial waters, coral reef waters, and more. I’m a little confused since the card says this product is a shaving cream when it’s not. I do like Mizon and this product feels super refreshing on my skin and it has a really light, pleasant scent to it.
Hanaka Magic Garden Series Sheet Masks in Chamomile and Rose – $4.00

Holika Holika S Body Jiggle Patch – $7.00
I LOVE sheet masks so seeing them in my BB Bag makes me super happy! I haven’t tried this specific brand before but I love the two Beauteque sent since the Chamomile mask is oil controlling and the Rose one is a whitening/brightening mask. These two are perfect for me and the packaging is gorgeous!
I’ve never used a patch like this before but it will be interesting to try out. You’re supposed to fill the patch with the gel and attach it to the desired part of the body – I’ll probably use it on my stomach – and remove it after 30-40 minutes. It should firm up and revitalize skin to balance the body. I’m skeptical on these types of products but it will be super fun to test out!
Hanaka Camellia Powder Wash – $11.00

Lameila Razor – $8.00
The Hanaka packet has 7 small pouches with cleanser powder, all you have to do is add water and you’re set to go! It’s meant to be hydrating and is fragrance and alcohol free. I wanted to try these out this past week but I’m thinking of saving them for my trip next month! 
I’m not sure how this razor retails for $8.00 but it will definitely be used! Although I do prefer to wax, I do have those moments where shaving is more convenient. 
The total retail value of this bag is $68.00 but I know there are some products that can be found for a lower prices on other websites. The value still exceeds the total price – $27.95! 
Overall, I really do like April’s bag! I know I’ll be using all the products included and I especially love the Holika Holika Sleeping Pack, Its Skin Lip Balm, and the Hanaka Sheet Masks! I do wish they included a makeup item but nevertheless, I still think this bag is full of great items. I feel like I say this every month but I love the actual bag they sent – it’s something I’ll be using often for sure! If you’re into Asian Beauty, I definitely recommend checking out this BB Bag
You can subscribe to Beauteque’s BB Bag here!
*I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.This post may contain affiliate links.
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LuxePineapple “Small Luxuries” Limited Edition Box of Joy Unboxing + Review

I was super excited to unbox this LE Box of Joy since there was a lot of buzz going around about it plus I was intrigued when LuxePineapple mentioned it would be full of products from brands that have not been featured in their boxes before!

For those who don’t know, LuxePineapple is an un-subscription service where they release Boxes of Joy and Mystery Boxes a few times each month and they also have their own shop where they sell TONS of beauty products at discounted prices! I’m crazy addicted to LuxePineapple, not only because of their great deals, but also because of their kindness, positivity, and fantastic customer service – I really think other companies can learn loads from them.

This Limited Edition Box of Joy came packaged in a gorgeous, sleek pink box and was wrapped with a white ribbon. The theme of this box is “Small Luxuries” and the contents of the box are meant to keep you feeling rejuvenated and beautiful! The price of this box is $42.50 + FREE shipping within the US (shipping to Canada is a flat rate of $7 and you can get a quote for international shipping by emailing them). This is an amazing deal considering that all of the items have a total retail value of $90!

This box features 3 independent brands, ArtOnIt Makeup, Elucx, and Ouish Boutique, and none of these brands have been featured in any beauty box before! 

Here’s a little more info about each brand that was provided by LuxePineapple.

ArtOnIt Makeup


Creator, Sergio Escalona is a true artist who discovered he could translate his artistic talent from the canvas to theartistry of makeup. When using ArtOnIt you extending a work of beautiful art onto yourself. Sergio has put his heart and soul along with countless hours of creativity, inspiration, passion and pure joy into his brand. All ArtOnIt products are certified Cruelty Free by PETA.

Elucx

Elucx™ is an {ECO & LUXURY} apothecary organic skin | bath | body care brand using the highest quality, sustainable and organic ingredients in its creation. The ingredients are chosen for its therapeutic purpose. Therefore, we don’t use any filler. We believe less is more and quality over quantity. 

Ouish Boutique


When the founder of Ouish was young, she would pick up dandelions and her mother would tell her to blow on them and make a wish.  Many years later, her wish came true and she is now the founder of her very own bath and body boutique. Nadia, the amazing owner is here to make your “ouish” of a few relaxing minutes to yourself come true. Each Box includes either a day OR a night cream. Both formulas are gentle and the Ouish signature scent will fill the air with notes of hibiscus and acai sprinkled with currant, plumeria, jasmine and amber. 

Onto the products!

Ouish Boutique Acai & Hibiscus Day Cream – $15.95

Ouish Boutique Soothing Eye Serum – $9.95



Ouish Boutique Vanilla Hazelnut Bath Muffin – $4.95

This cream is lightweight yet rich in Vitamin E to help moisturize and regenerate the skin. It smells so good, I love that it has Vitamin E! I’ve been using this for about a week now and it is moisturizing and feels great on my skin, it’s super moisturizing and it absorbs quick into my skin! I really want to try the night cream they have..I’m thinking of purchasing it soon.

This serum is filled with antioxidant properties to soothe and relieve tired eyes. Its non oily texture nurtures and moisturizes the skin with the gentle care of coconut oil, aloe vera and vitamin E. Bonus: this product can also act as an eye makeup remover. Roll a liberal amount around eyes and wipe off. You will be left with clean and moisturized skin around your eyes. I love the fact that this serum is in a rollerball form, it makes applying it so much faster and less messier! I’ve been using it every night for a week, I wish I took before and after pictures to see if it made any difference. I haven’t tried it as a makeup remover yet but I do intend to because the struggle of taking off my eyeliner is all too real. 

This muffin is packed with cocoa butter and will leave your skin moisturized. I’m not the biggest bath person but I do enjoy using bath bombs and such fromt ime to time! I’ll save this for a day I’m in the mood for a bath bomb, it’ll perfect for relaxation! Also, might I say that I love the packaging, actually all of the Ouish products have cute packaging!

ArtOnIt Le rouge à lèvres de caractère Renoir – $25.00


ArtOnIt Eclat Visage Angelo – $25.00


Elucx Rose Absolute Lip Balm – $9.00

This is the perfect coral lipstick; not to orange, nor to pink.  This shade is wearable by almost every complexion and has been selected especially for the Pineapple Lovelies. It’s very creamy and highly pigmented. This lipstick won’t fade, feather or smudge. It is long lasting and the anti-oxidents and vitamin C moisturize and nourish. Well..the description pretty much says it all! I LOVE this lipstick, I’ll provide swatches below, but it’s such a gorgeous shade, like I honestly cannot get over how pretty the color is! It applies lighter on my lips but I use a dark lipliner to make the color pop more. This is honestly the perfect shade for spring, I know I’ll use it often! This lippie has lasted the few hours I was out and did a great job with staying put, I can see why it costs so much! Also, the packaging is adorable, I definitely want to get a couple other colors from this brand because the consistency is amazing!

This highlighter will blend easily into your skin by adding a glow to the bone structure while absorbing excess oils. This gorgeous formula is talc free, gluten free and paraben free. I don’t use highlighter often but I sure will now with this beauty, I’ve swatched it more times that I should have because it’s SO PRETTY! It has some shimmer to it and blends out super beautifully. I love the packaging for the highlighter as well and also, there’s a mirror on the inside!

This beautiful balm is made with jojoba seed oil, rose petals and beeswax. These ingredients are certified organic.  Elucx believes that whatever goes in the skin should be pesticide and preservative free. I think the rose petal in the center of the balm is gorgeous touch, I’ve used this a few times and love the consistency and it moisturizes my lips well! I keep it on the shelf near my bed and use it each night before going to bed. 

Swatches of the ArtOnIt highlighter and lipstick
Pictures don’t do the swatches justice at all but I am telling you all, the highlighter and lipstick are GORGEOUS! I literally drooled over both of these when I first swatched them. 
Here’s a closer look at the highlighter. This is probably my favorite packaging out of all of the products included in this box!

Well there you have it, I am loving EVERYTHING that was included in this box, at first I was iffy about all the products coming from brands that were unfamiliar to me but once I began to play around with it all I was really thankful – I’m definitely going to explore these independent companies more! I really appreciate LuxePineapple working so hard to curate such unique and fun boxes for their Pineapple Lovelies. 

My favorite products are probably the eye serum, highlighter, lipstick, day cream, lip balm, and bath muffin..oops that’s everything. I definitely recommend purchasing this box if you’re interested in trying new brands. The total value of this box is $90.00 LuxePineapple selling it for $42.50 – this is a great price, especially since most of these are hardly found on sale. Also, since Mother’s Day is right around the corner..how amazing of a gift would this make?

I am not even kidding when I say this box is perfection, everyone needs some Ouish Boutique, ArtOnIt, and Eclux in their life..that is all.

This box will be released at noon CST today on their website here! Just a heads up, LuxePineapple‘s boxes tend to sell out super quick!

What are your thoughts on LuxePineapple‘s Limited Edition Box of Joy, will you be purchasing one? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

*I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.This post may contain affiliate links.

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Spring 2015 Walmart Beauty Box

 If you’re a beauty lover and looking for an affordable way to try some new products, I highly recommend checking out Walmart Beauty Box!


This is a quarterly box, Walmart will send out their beauty boxes each season for $5.00 – now this is the cost of shipping, the actual box is free! 



Here’s what their website says about the Beauty Box:


“Each new season brings different product needs and a reason to refresh your beauty cabinet. In your Walmart Beauty Box, you’ll find sample beauty products and tips on how to use those and other items sold at Walmart and on Walmart.com. Receiving your Walmart Beauty Box will be another reason to welcome each new season.”


There are different variations of each box, the box I got are for people under 35 or 40 I believe. So far the Fall and Winter boxes were exciting and well worth the $5.00 so I was really excited for Spring’s edition!

I find it incredible that Walmart can send so many products for only $5.00!

These are all the foil samples and coupons that came in my box. I probably won’t use the coupons but the samples will definitely be used up! I’ve been curious about the Maybelline Fit Me, this shade is probably too light but at least I’ll get an idea of what it’ll feel like on my skin!

Lady Gaga Fame Perfume – Sample Vial


Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara – FULL SIZE! $8.97

I’m not too fond of perfume samples but this one smells great, I’ll probably stick it in my purse for emergencies. I’ve never used mascaras by Rimmel so I’m excited to try it out!

Essence Ultime Omega Repair and Moisture Shampoo – 1.7 oz $0.88

Essence Ultime Omega Repair and Moisture Conditioner – 1.7 oz $0.88

Dove Go Fresh Nutrium Moisture in Mandarin and Tiare Flower – 1.8 oz $0.45

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser – 0.5 oz $0.42


So far each of my Walmart Beauty Boxes have included shampoo and conditioner, I don’t mind since they’re perfect sizes for travel but I do hope the Summer box has something different! I’ve heard good things about this brand so I’ll definitely use it up!

I love Dove body washes and this one smells great, it’ll be perfect for when I go out of town this summer!

The Neutrogena facial cleanser doesn’t really spark my interest but again, it’ll be perfect for when I travel!

Overall, this box was great considering I only spent $5.00 and the total value was more than $11.00! I’m sure I’ll use, or at least try out everything I got. The only downside to quarterly boxes is the wait for the next one, I’m super curious to see what Walmart will be sending out in the summer!

What do you think of the Walmart Beauty Box? You can sign up here if you’re interested!

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AMAZING LuxePineapple Deal for New Members!

Hi everyone! If you haven’t tried LuxePineapple yet, now is the perfect time! They are offering a fantastic deal to new members that subscribe to their email list!

For those who don’t know, LuxePineapple is an un-subscription service where they release Boxes of Joy and Mystery Boxes a few times each month and they also have their own shop where they sell TONS of beauty products at discounted prices! I’m crazy addicted to LuxePineapple, not only because of their great deals, but also because of their kindness, positivity, and fantastic customer service! 

Picture from LuxePineapple’s Instagram

New members can get this Mini Box of Joy for only $6.00 plus FREE SHIPPING! How can you say no this deal? I would totally snag this if I were a new member!

Here’s what the box includes:

2 Clarins Extra Firming Concentrate – 0.1 fl oz samples – Minimizes fine lines and promotes elasticity to diminish appearance of wrinkles

1 Ciate Mini Paint Pot Polish – Retails for $8.00

1 Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Alpine – Retails for $20.00

To get this Mini Box of Joy for $6.00, go to LuxePineapple‘s website, sign up for the email newsletter, and a coupon code will be emailed to you!

Will you be taking advantage of this fantastic deal? Let me know in the comments below!

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March 2015 Lip Monthly Review

Hello everyone! Lip Monthly is a subscription service I look forward to seeing each month because I love seeing what colors they choose to send out, and now that Spring is here, I was expecting some fun, brighter colors, which is exactly what they delivered!

For those who don’t know, Lip Monthly is a subscription service that costs $10/month. Each month, Lip Monthly sends you a bag full of 4-5 lip products and they sometimes include a “Monthly Mix Up” item as well! Every subscriber usually gets the same products but I have seen a couple small variations in the past. 

What I love about Lip Monthly is that I get to try a bunch of lip products and brands that are new to me AND I’ve noticed most, if not all, of their products tend to be full sized!


Each bag comes with a card listing all the products that are featured that month

Onto the products
Hikari Lipstick in Crush – $13.00
Jordana Easyshine Glossy Lip Color in Raspberry – $1.99
J.Cats The Big Lip Pencil in Caramel Mocha – $3.99
I’m glad Lip Monthly sent a Hikari Lipstick again because I LOVE the one that was in the November bag. This one is a super bright pink so I don’t know if it’ll suit me but I can always pass it along to a friend! 
I’ve never tried Jordana or J.Cats lippies before so I’m excited to test these out! The Jordana is also bright pink but less intense than the Hikari and the J.Cat is a super pretty nude-ish brown with a tiny bit of orange, if that makes any sense – I’ll post swatches below!
From left to right – Hikari Lipstick in Peach, Jordana’s Easyshine in Raspberry, and J.Cats Lip Pencil in Caramel Mocha
Jelly Pong Pong Supermodel Stain – $25 
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Nail Polish in Mighty Mango – $1.97
I’m not sure why I got the Jelly Pong Pong since it was from last month’s bag – and as far as I know, all subscribers only got 4 products this month. Either way, I’m curious to try out this quad because it is quite pricey and has some pretty colors!
Yay for nail polish! I’m glad the monthly mix up was a Spring friendly nail color, I’m definitely going to try this one out soon!
I really like the items in this bag, my favorite item has to be the Sally Hansen Nail Polish and J.Cats Lip Pencil! I really love the Hikari Lipstick but I’m not sure I’ll be able to pull it off. 
Value of March’s Bag – $21 This is without the Jelly Pong Pong since it seems to be an extra in this bag, with it the quad, my bag ends up retailing for $46! With or without the quad, this bag has a great value for the price!
I know some folks are hesitant to try out Lip Monthly because: 
  • Shipping can take forever
  • Some people get charged for next month before receiving the current month’s bag
  • Customer Service can be super slow or unresponsive
However, I really do recommend giving them a chance if you love trying new lippies! Lip Monthly is constantly improving and they do seem to be taking all comments/criticism into consideration. I’ve discovered numerous different brands and found some favorite lippies due to this sub! 
Let me know your thoughts on this month’s bag or Lip Monthly in general in the comments below!

*I received this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and I would not promote an item if I did not think it would spark interest to my readers.

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LuxePineapple Ciate Mystery Boxes of Joy

When LuxePineapple mentioned they were going to sell Ciate Paint Pots and Minis I knew I had to get my hands on them.
For those who don’t know, LuxePineapple is a website that sells beauty products at a discounted price and they release Boxes of Joy and Mystery Boxes a few times each month and they also have the option to build your own Box of Joy at times! I’m crazy addicted to their un-subscription boxes, not only because of their great deals, but also because of their kindness, positivity, and fantastic customer service!  
The Ciate Boxes of Joy were released earlier this month and I was bummed at first since they were set to release while I had class. From what I’ve seen, most Boxes of Joy sell out super quick but I was able to snag 2 of the 5 different boxes that were being sold!
There were options for curated boxes and mystery boxes – I opted 2 mystery boxes! I thought the smaller boxes they came in were super cute! 

Top: Ciate Paint Pots Box of Joy #4 |MYSTERY 3 Paint Pots Plus 1 Mini – $18.00 (Retail Value – $45.50)
Colors (left to right) – Knickerbockerglory, Kiss Chase, Night on the Tiles, Razzmatazz
Bottom: Ciate Paint Pots Box of Joy #5 MYSTERY 1 Full Size Plus 4 Minis – $16.00 (Retail Value – $47.00)
Colors (left to right) – Boudior, Double Bubblegum, Razzmatazz, Risky Business, Pool Party
LuxePineapple did not disappoint! I was worried I would get colors I wouldn’t like but I’m love with all the colors! I think a lot of these will be perfect for the spring and summer, especially the pinks! Although I got a repeat of Razzmatazz, I don’t mind since it’s a super pretty glittery gold and I don’t have any polishes like it!
Happy Tuesday Beauties! 
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