Since I’ve slowed my spending quite a bit, I look forward to the few subscription boxes I still receive in the mail. One of the ones I’m most excited for every month is the Hello Waffle Visage box.
As a reminder of how the Visage works, for $25 a month, you get a mix of products (mainly Hello Waffle and one guest indie) in order to create a full face look. As I’ve said before, I really like this approach because it forces the curator to maintain a cohesive set of products.
This month’s theme was based on Rumpelstiltskin.
I’m pretty sure by now most of you know that I have a weakness for lip products. I can pass on most eye shadows if I’m not all that interested, but I love trying out new formulas from all the different brands when it comes to lip products. Around Valentine’s Day, Darling Girl Cosmetics came out with a brand new formula – the Kisu Liquid Lipsticks. I picked up three of them to try out.
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When I saw the new Burberry wet/dry shadow formula, I pretty much brushed them off thinking that they weren’t really special and that I didn’t need them. Then, when I was out shopping I decided to peek into the Burberry store and see them for myself. I walked out with two of the new Glow formula. Whoops.
The packaging is standard beautiful Burberry. Metal packaging with their standard chequered pattern on the outside and on the shadows themselves.
Last month’s Visage box got to me really quickly – I got a shipping notification on February 5th and it was in my mailbox on the 9th. The weather hasn’t really been on my side though, as the weekends have been slightly disappointing in the sun department. It’s definitely time for Texas winter, February is over which hopefully means that the warm weather is on its way back.
Hello Waffle’s Visage is officially the only indie subscription that I’m going to continue subscribing to. I really love all the products I get and I really love how everything is cohesive. As a reminder of how Hello Waffle’s Visage works, for $25 a month, you get a box of products from Hello Waffle and a guest indie which will allow you to do an entire look from it. That means you’ll be getting blush, eyeshadow, and a lip product. I honestly really like this way of doing a subscription box because it means that everything will be cohesive the entire time. I hate getting boxes that don’t make sense together, so it’s great to see a box which conscientiously strives to be cohesive.
February’s theme was based around the fairy tale Little Brier Rose from the Grimm brothers.
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Finally, an update! I’ve been working on my project pan items all month, most significantly the Dior Diorskin Nude and the NARS Loose Light Reflecting Translucent Powder.
I didn’t see as much progress as I wanted to this month, especially with the lip products. Hopefully I can turn that around and make a change for March!
I’m getting happier with the number of things I’ve finished off this month. I’ve been focusing on getting rid of things that have been stashed away (shampoos without the matching conditioner, for example!) and trying to focus on some samples.
This month seems to have been all about skincare – I don’t think I’ve ever had this many skincare things to talk about and I totally blame it on my sheet mask hauls. As always, any products that were sent to me for review are marked with an asterisk.
Besides my indie subscriptions, this is probably the other subscription that I’m most excited for each month. I really enjoy getting the email saying that they’ve shipped out my box, and even though I’m not a fan of the box it comes in, I pretty much immediately open it to see what’s in store. I’m sorry all of my subscription reviews are coming so late (I’m a month behind, it’s a little shameful). The weather didn’t lean to giving me much opportunity for swatching products and I was just feeling a bit of February blues with regards to my blog and I (think) I’m back! Anyways, onto the 3B I got last month.
I think this month was all about cleansing – or maybe I’m just distracted by the fact that there were two makeup removing cleansers included. As a reminder of how this works, for $12 a month, you get a mix of deluxe sized samples and full sizes of Asian beauty products. It includes makeup, skincare, and random bath and body products.
Memebox has been working with some pretty awesome people to build up their XO Memebox line, and their latest collaboration comes in the form of Youtuber Stephanie Villa, also known as Soothing Sista.
She created a rosy-brown based eyeshadow quad with shadows named after her favorite places in San Francisco, where Memebox’s US headquarters is located.
When I first saw the advertisements for the quad I was a little skeptical since I’m not a huge fan of the Pony x Memebox mattes (they’re not TRULY a matte as they have quite a bit of shimmer in them) and didn’t preorder it. Then, when Lauren offered to send it for review, I decided to give the mattes a second chance.
I’m continuing to try to work through my samples that tend to pile up thanks to inspiration from Rebecca from Hello Pretty Bird. As a reminder of what I’m doing, I’m picking five samples that I’ve gotten from various subscriptions or orders, and trying to work through them throughout the month. If I don’t reach for it or if I don’t like it, it gets tossed without second guessing and I move on to the next month.
These are the five products I picked out this month:
- It’s Skin Neck Patch
- Laneige Sleeping Pack
- Royal Tea Apothecary Mask
- Burberry Luminous Fluid Base
- Alterna Caviar Anti Aging Dry Shampoo
I finally ran out of a few of the products I received from another Memebox, so I was really excited to see this Memebox Special #50: Step By Step Skincare land on my front door. I needed a new toner, and a new essence, and a new night cream, so the fact that all of these are taken care of in this box made me really happy.
The Step-By-Step Skincare box is supposed to be a good introduction for people who haven’t started using Korean skincare, and haven’t done a lot of research into how to layer the different products. Continue reading