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Products I’ve Used Up #3

Hello everyone!

Today I’m going to share with you the massive amount of stuff I’ve used up since last time I did one of these posts almost 7 months ago.

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I’ve been trying to make sure I use up a lot of the items I have open, in particular skin care. And with that, I’ll show you what I’ve used up!

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Jolse Cosmetics Haul

Hey everyone!

Today I’m going to share what I bought from Jolse Cosmetics. I heard about this website through YouTube quite a while ago, but I hadn’t bought anything until recently.

I’m pretty happy with my experience ordering from them as there weren’t any issues or anything. I’ll probably use them in the future for other orders too!

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Now onto the haul!

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Products I’ve Used Up #2

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to show you all of the products I’ve used up since the last time I posted about it. I have a TON of stuff I’ve used up, and I am also getting rid of some stuff that is just too old to use or I don’t really like.  Get ready for a long post!

First I’m going to show you all the things I’ve used up, then I’ll go through all of the other stuff I am getting rid of!

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Memebox: Intro to K-Pop Star Makeup Box #So Cute Vol. 3 Unboxing/Haul

Hello everyone!

So I’ve been buying a lot of stuff recently, in particular stuff from Memebox, so I wanted to share some of that with you today! I don’t have everything included in here, as one is actually a christmas gift (for me from my mom) and one I haven’t received in the mail yet, but I’ll show that to you guys when the time comes!

So first of all, I bought two different things from Memebox. I got the Intro to K-Pop Star Makeup Box #So Cute Vol. 3 and one of the XO Memebox I’m Eyeliners.

Onto the Unboxing!

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This box came with 6 different items from the XO Memebox line, all to help you “achieve the cute & innocent babyface look that you see all over K-Pop music videos.”

First is the I’m Stick Shadow in #01 Have a Nice Day ($7.50), which is a beautiful glittery peachy-gold shade.

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I’ve tried most of the products in this box already and I have to say that I’m really impressed with this! It works really well as an eyeshadow base and sets quickly, so it doesn’t crease for quite a long time on my oily eyes.

Next is the I’m Cream Shadow in #01 Flash Light ($7.50), which is a glittery pearl shade.

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I have been using this in my inner corners and I’m loving the intense sparkle it gives! It makes me want to try more shades, haha.

The third product is the I’m Pro Mascara in #02 Volume & Curl ($14), and it’s a black shade.

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This is one of the products I haven’t tried yet, as I have a few mascaras open and I don’t want to have too many open at one time. But when I do try it, I’ll let you know how it is!

The next product is the I’m Lip Tint Balm in #CR008 Lovely Coral ($7), which is a very nice coral tinted balm (like it says! Haha).

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So far I really love this, as it’s more pigmented than I expected. It also smells like the Pony Blossom lipsticks, which is awesome! I love that smell so much, haha.

This box also included the I’m Lip Tint in #PK657 Monaco Nude Pink ($14), and it’s a pretty nude shade.

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I don’t wear nude shades very often, but I feel like this one is pretty wearable, since its got a pink undertone to it. Very pretty!

The last item in this box is the Memebox Hydrogel Mask ($3).

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I haven’t used it yet, but I have tried it in the past when it came with another box. It was nice, but it’ll be good to try it again!

This box also came with some free samples from the brand It’s Skin, which I’ve never tried before, so I’m pretty excited to try them out!

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They sent me a sachet of the Power 10 Formula YE Effector and their cleansing oil.

So the very last item that I bought is the XO Memebox I’m Eyeliner in the shade #05 Jade ($5).

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It’s a beautiful deep olive green with golden shimmer, and I’ve been using this quite a bit since I got it! I think it’s perfect for fall and will be great during the holiday season too! It’s so pretty!

So that’s all that I bought for now! I’ll do another post when I get the last item I ordered!

Have you guys tried any of these products? Let me know what you think in the comments!

Products I’ve Used Up #1

Hello everyone! Today I’m going to show you things I’ve used up recently!

I always find these kinds of posts or videos very insightful. Unless you really love a product, using up something takes a bit of effort. Especially when you’re like me and buy a bunch of things to try.

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This group of items are all skincare related. I find it very difficult to use up makeup (because I have way too much of it, yet I still buy more. Why can’t I stop?), but when I do it’ll be included in future posts like this!

I managed to finish a lot of stuff close together recently, so this is going to be quite a long list!

First up are some hand creams!

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I go through hand cream like no tomorrow, as I’m constantly washing my hands at home and at school. These two are the perfect size for traveling (25g) or leaving your bag so it’s easy to use them throughout the day. These two are from Crabtree & Evelyn, and are a little on the pricey side, but I find I always come back to them. One is in the Citron (honey and coriander) scent and the other is the La Source Hand Therapy. I love them both, but the one I always find myself purchasing again is the La Source one. It just smells so good and is so relaxing! If you only pick one, I would go with this!

Next up are two mascaras!

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One is a travel mini of Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash (something that I may want to repurchase) and the other is by CK One. I liked both of these, but I definitely prefer the brush style of the Benefit mascara versus the plastic applicator of the CK One mascara. I don’t think I’ll be purchasing that one again for that reason, but I will say that it made my lashes look really long and pretty! I just find that other mascaras with more comfortable wands do that just as well, haha.

I have also used up a tube of the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Mousse Sunscreen.

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I absolutely love this stuff! It’s SPF 50+ and PA++++ so it has great sun protection and the formula also feels so great on the skin! Not heavy like the American sunscreens! It only comes in one size however, which is kind of a bummer. I like the current size for traveling as its small and easy to carry, but I wish I came in a bigger tube that I can leave at home, since I use it every day and go through it faster than I’d like. However, it’s pretty affordable, so I don’t mind having to purchase it often.

I have also used up a few lip balms recently.

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First is the Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, which is my all-time favorite lip balm! I always have one with me and I usually buy it in multiples so that I have backups, lol. I think this is one of those products you either love or hate, and I absolutely love it!

Next is a mini size of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15. I thought this lip balm was pretty good, it was quite moisturizing and had SPF, which I really appreciate! It smells really good too! However, I’m not sure if I can justify the cost of buying this again. A full sized tube is $22 and I still prefer my Burt’s Bees lip balm as it has a longer lasting power. So I probably won’t be purchasing this again, but if you get a small mini size it’s definitely worth trying for yourself! I know some people swear by it!

Next up is a few skincare items. Some I purchase regularly and one was actually a free sample I got a while back.

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First I’ll talk about the free sample! This is the Shiseido Benefique NT Cleansing Foam. I enjoyed this product, as it was meant for those with dry skin, like myself! It didn’t leave me feeling like my skin was super tight after use and it had a really pleasant smell. The downside is that this line is difficult to find in the U.S. The Benefique line is only found in certain Shiseido boutiques, typically near Asian markets, which is how I got this sample. Because it’s difficult to find, I’m probably not going to repurchase this and stick to cleansers I have already, haha.

The other skincare items are two Clinique products, the All About Eyes eye cream and the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. I love both of these products and have already repurchased them many times over the past few years. The lotion is my favorite moisturizer and I love that Clinique’s products have no added fragrance, as I have sensitive skin and have to be careful with what I use.

The last group of items are two trial-sized makeup removers, Clinique’s Take The Day Off and Lancome’s Bifacil.

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I get tons of these little trial sized makeup removers as gifts with purchase, so I haven’t had to actually buy a makeup remover in years, haha. I’ve used both of these multiple times and I find they both work pretty well at removing my eye makeup. I feel like they are both pretty similar, but if I had to buy one I might get the Clinique remover, since it’s considerably cheaper ($18.50 vs. $39!).

That’s it for this round of used-up products! Have you guys used any of these? What have you used up recently? Let me know in the comments!

 

Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette Review and Swatches

Hello!

Today I’m going to talk about Urban Decay’s Naked on the Run palette! I got this for Christmas and I’ve been loving it! It recently made it into my January 2015 favorites and I’m very excited to share it with you today!

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This palette has everything you need for a complete makeup look in one place, which makes it great for traveling. It contains six eyeshadows, a blush and a bronzer, a lipgloss, and a travel sized eyeliner and mascara.

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From left to right: Bronzer, blush, 50/50 (eyeshadow)

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From left to right: Dive, Fix, Resist, Dare, Stun

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Lipgloss: Sesso, Eyeliner: Stag

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I totally love this palette! The eyeshadows are the same great quality that Urban Decay is known for and so easy to apply. They are super smooth, blendable, and really easy to use. There isn’t any one color thank makes you go, “Hmm, how do I use that?” You can get a whole range of looks from day to night as well! I find myself reaching for this palette all the time!

The blush and the bronzer are extremely pigmented with a finely milled, smooth texture. I don’t usually wear bronzer (I’m a little scared of looking like a clown due to using a heavy hand! Haha), but I do love to wear this blush! It’s a very bright but still wearable shade of pink that I find really brightens up my skin!

The lipgloss is a nice natural my-lips-but-better shade and has a slightly minty scent and taste. I really love it, but some people might not enjoy it. The eyeliner is a really beautiful brown color with a slight hint of shimmer that looks really great for everyday! It has the same creamy formula as the rest of the 24/7 liners and wears without smudging for most of the day!

What I really have been loving lately is the mascara! It’s extremely black and makes my lashes really full and voluminous! I find that I have been reaching for it most days of the week. It also removes pretty easily with my bi-phase remover, which is a plus.

The Verdict: I love this palette so much! There is a reason it was in my January favorites, haha. If you are new to Urban Decay I would really recommend trying this out because you get a range of their products for a good price. So happy with it!

I got this palette for christmas but it is still available at Sephora, Ulta, and Urban Decay’s website for $54.

Have you tried this palette? Let me know in the comments!!

Tony Moly Delight Circle Lens Mascara Review

Hello everyone!

Today I’m going to review another product from the F/W Natural Makeup Superbox!

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The Tony Moly Delight Circle Lens Mascara came in the shade 03 Clear Circle. It claims to add volume and shine to lashes without the black pigment that is perfect for those “no-makeup” makeup looks. It can be worn alone or over another mascara as a topcoat, which is my preferred method for using it.

This is really just a clear mascara without much fuss. I do like wearing it over my other mascaras as it adds a bit of shine and helps it last longer. I see a lot less smudging or flaking on the days I wear this. There isn’t really much else to say about this product, haha.

The Verdict: I do enjoy this product, but I’m not sure if I will purchase again. It is affordable (Memebox says it’s US $4), but I don’t know if it makes enough of a difference to use it all of the time. Fun to try out though!

What’s your opinion on clear mascaras? Let me know in the comments!