Beauty Beyond Borders (3B) – April 2015

Oh hey, look! My 3B box! As I say every month, this is one of the things I get monthly that I get super excited about. I’ve actually had this review (almost) ready to go since I got it two weeks ago, but as you can tell I haven’t been updating the blog as much as I would like to. The weather here is all about thunderstorms and hail in April, so I haven’t had as much time to swatch all my pretty new goodies that I’ve gotten from the Sephora sale, along with what Jules from The Brauhaus picked up for me at IMATS.

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Anyways, onto 3B. 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.

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XO Memebox : Nylon Sweet Sixteen Eye & Cheek Palette + A Giveaway!

Memebox has paired up with Nylon to create a new palette – the Sweet 16 Eye and Cheek palette.

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This palette is taking a step away from the neutrals that they’ve been releasing with the Memebox x Pony line and the Memebox x Soothing Sista quad. I’m glad that they’re expanding a bit to include some different colors than they usually do.

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The Nylon Sweet 16 Eye and Cheek palette comes with 7 eye shadows and 1 blush.

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Project 10 Pan – March 2015 Update

Finally, another update! I’m really proud to say I finished TWO items this month –  the Dior Diorskin Nude BB Cream and the NARS Translucent Setting Powder.

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I also think I made a pretty good dent in two of my lip products, and I see MAC Brule getting used up more and more as the weeks pass by.

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Beauty Beyond Borders (3B) – March 2015

I feel bad that I haven’t been updating my blog to at least get subscription boxes out on time, but the Beauty Beyond Borders box is still one of my favorite things that I get each month. I rip open the box this comes in each month to see the goodies that are contained in it.

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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.

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I really like how 3B tends to do a mix of products – I’ve discovered some absolutely fabulous makeup products through this subscription and even though a lot of their products are targeted towards skincare, I love seeing what makeup item that throw in.

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This month had five items in it.
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Use It Or Lose It #3 – March 2015

As I continue moving through my sample stash thanks to inspiration from Rebecca over at Hello Pretty Bird, and this month I decided to throw in some makeup samples that have been sitting around. 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.

IMG_5282EHere are the five products I picked out for this month:

  1. L’Occitane Hand Cream
  2. Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation in #1 and #2
  3. Make Up For Ever Step 1 Primer in Radiant Blue
  4. Nugg Face Mask – Soothing
  5. Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel

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Tilt/Shift Cosmetics: Black Friday Quad #1 – Ashfall

Oh man, talk about things that I should have reviewed a really long time ago. On the plus side, the Ashfall collection/quad is still available, so I’m not talking about things that you can’t get any more!

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Empties #16: March 2015

Yay another empties post! While I didn’t get as many as last month, I’m really proud of what I did finish. I got a few of the things that were almost finished finally finished!

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Bath & Body

Savor Soap Creme Fraise Whipped Soap in Angel Food Cake 
I think I found my favorite scent from Savor. I’m not a huge gourmand person, but Angel Food Cake is my absolute favorite cake, and this seriously reminds me of it. It has a strong almond mixed with sugar scent, and I really love it. For some reason, this jar was pretty gritty, but Lisa (the owner) quickly sent me a new jar that is as smooth as I expected when I let her know about it.
Repurchase? Yes, in the future.
Value: $10 for 8 ounces ($1.25/oz)

Savor Soap Creme Fraise Whipped Soap Scrub in Lychee Rose
When I made my last order, I decided to throw in one of the scrubs that are listed in the shop and I really liked it. It’s a sugar scrub that works really well for exfoliating before I shave, and an additional plus is that I really enjoyed the scent. It was sweet from the lychee with a bit of floral from the rose. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this when I run out of the other scrubs I have in my stash.
Repurchase? Yes!
Value: $10 for 8 oz ($1.25/oz)

Tony Moly Peach Hand Cream
This was really peachy and moisturized pretty well. I got it from one of my Beauty Beyond Borders boxes, and while I don’t think I would repurchase it, I definitely enjoyed using it while I had it.
Repurchase? No.
Value: $4.50 for 1.05 ounces ($4.29/oz)

Cossu Body Ade Rose
OH MY GOD I’M SO GLAD TO BE DONE WITH THIS. This was the worst foaming body wash that I’ve ever used. While it was decently moisturizing, I definitely wouldn’t repurchase it. The description of this also said I could use it in my hair – I tried that and I really hated the way it felt.
Repurchase? No.
Value: $29 for 6.42 fl oz ($4.52/fl oz)

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Kae Q: Beso Balms, Revisited

I had a pretty less than stellar experience the first time I bought Beso Balms months ago (Review). I found the balms to be hard and the pigmentation to be a little lacking. Nicole, the owner, found my review a little while back, and offered to send me some of the reformulated shades that didn’t work for me the first time. I agreed because I really wanted to see the improvement in the Beso Balms.

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Last week, Lychee and Passionfruit arrived in my mailbox, and I was absolutely blown away by the changes.

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Hello Waffle Visage – March 2015

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.

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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.

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This month’s theme was based on Rumpelstiltskin.

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Darling Girl Cosmetics : Kisu Liquid Lipsticks in Kissy Face, Kiss N Tell, and Selfie Kiss

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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