Beauty Box – Cruelty Free Box 2018

I ordered this one right after I ordered the Canada Box 2018. I look for cruelty free products so I figured this would be a good one to try out.

This box I paid $28.00 CAD for.

MaskerAide All Eyes On Me. One pair of eye gel patches that are suppose to brighten and hydrate. I 100% plan on trying these. Having a 6 month old does not make for beauty sleep ha-ha.

Amike Perk Up Dry Shampoo. I am going to see if my Mother wants to try this out. I have never used dry shampoo. If she does not I might ask my Aunt.

The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara. This packaging is adorable. I am up for trying out a new mascara at this point. I have not found one that I am in love with yet.

Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Face Toner. I am still using the toner I received from Medusa’s Make Up. I was recently looking at other brands to try out. I am happy to be able to try this.

Living Libations Open Sky Eye Serum. Serum for tired eyes, that is suppose to freshen and tone under the eyes. I am going to give my Mother the option of trying this if she wants. If not I am more then willing to.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I originally started using this primer. It is not bad and it does do its job. I just wanted to switch it up and see what else was out there. I am not a fan of the almost silicon feel it leaves on the skin. It just makes me feel that I am completely cutting off my skin from breathing.

Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion in Coconut and Cream. I just reviewed this on the Canada Box 2018. The formula is to thin for my liking but it smells like it is suppose to. This one I am giving to my Mother.

I had a choice between this product or the Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream in Sweet Mint and Cream. Which I received in a Luxebox. I was not a fan of the smell and I know my Mother would not use it.

Nude by Nature Perfecting Primer. This is suppose to create a luminous base for make up application. I am excited for this as I have repeat primers which does not help if I am looking to try something new.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth. This is a concentrate serum that enhances the surface skin condition. I am going to offer this to my Mother. I know she is looking to try other skin products. If not I will be more than happy to try it out. I am revamping my skin routine.

Beauty Box – Canada Box 2018

I get notifications about these boxes all the time. Until now though there was never enough in them that interested me. I opted to purchase this particular one because they are Canadian products and between my mother and I, they would all get sampled.

I paid $29.12 CAD for this box. I am hoping I find some winners in here!

LASPA Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen. I usually use sunscreen religiously during the summer. I have a sun sensitivity so it does not take much for me to regret trying to get that precious vitamin D. I will be using this and I do not see myself having a reaction to it as it is fragrance free. This is a sample sample though. I truly will not be able to make a real judgement call on it.

Lovacado Extra Virgin Avocado Oil. This one is not at the top of my list to try. I mean it is an oil that you massage into your skin. I will see if my Mother wants to give it a shot.

Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut Oil and Shea Butter. This I will be passing along to my Mother. With curly hair this is not a product I want to be putting in it. It is awesome this is made in Canada though.

Evio Green Tea Primer. I received one of these in a a past Little Life Box. I remember being so excited to try it out. It is not my most favourite and I will not be going out and purchasing it. It also is not the worst out there so I have no problem using it.

Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion in the flavour Coconut and Cream. This does not have a strong smell and it does smell like it is suppose too. This is a very thin formula, while it does absorb well I end up using way to much. I did not have a reaction to it though. I am using it as a hand cream instead.

BeautySoClean Cosmetic Sanitizer Wipes. I have high hopes for this one. I am going to put a couple in my purse and store a couple at the office. I would not want to waste using them at home.

Nova Scotia Fisherman Forest Charcoal Soap. It smells very masculine and woodsy. Which means it smells pretty good. I did give it to Mister though. I do not use bar soap. It is much to drying.

Barefoot Venus Green Tea Body Wash. I have not tried this. Mostly because I forgot it was in the tube.

Living Libations True Blue Spirulina Shampoo and Conditioner. I am offering these to my Mother first. These are suppose to be a clearing and renewing formulas.

We have another Cake product, this is Heavy Cream Intensely Smoothing Body Butter Balm. It has a bit of a stronger smell to it and the formula is thicker. I have not tried it yet but I have every intention to soon!

Medusa’s Makeup – March 2018

Ha, Marches review is not late. I only recently received the box. I think my favourite thing this month is that they changed their packaging.

The bubble mailers are not recyclable (or at least they are not where I live) but the cardboard is. I am not actually going to be putting it in the recycling but plan to hold onto it for a gift box. It is adorable!

Here we have Witch Lash in Electric Blue. Not quite sure if I will be wearing this one or not. So because of that I have decided not to even open it. I may actually include it as a gift to my one niece. I am pushing for this girl to have fun with her make-up while she is still young. I mean my favourite eye look at in grade nine was yellow liner on top of yellow eye shadow. I sported very bright colours and still like them. I just tone it down a little for my job. This is $12.00 USD.

Black Hawaiian Sea Salt Facial Scrub. This one is $10.00 USD. On the fence if I am going to try this or not. I really just do not use face scrubs.

Salt N’ Peppermint lip balm is $8.95 USD. I do enjoy the formula but I am not going to lie; this is just to expensive for my taste. It is a lip balm and I would not pay that price if it was in CAD. I do have others I enjoy just as much.

Here we have Lip Paint in Whoopie which is $12.00USD. This is a true red and this was actually my second swatch. The first was a pain to get off and had not smudge in 24 hours even with constant hand washing. This one I took off not long after it dried down (dries down to a matte finish). My hand was raw for the rest of the evening.

I have just checked online for the product and see they have a lip paint remover. I am going to be honest and wished they would have included it in the box. I would still have this opinion if I was head over heels for everything else. It is going to be quite a while before I actually try putting this on my lips. Not until I find something that will remove it fairly easily. I mean in my house and not special ordering.

So, not on them but I am going to cancel my subscription for the time being. I may be giving a way half of the box and for the cost it is just not worth it to me. I do enjoy it enough that it is just going to be a break. I will re-subscribe in the future.

Medusa’s Makeup – February 2018

This is very much a late review of the subscription but they have not sent out Marches yet. So, better late than never.

I was quite excited again when I seen the products for this month. This first one I used immediately.

Toner – Rosè All Day $12.95 USD

I have not used a toner in quite a long time. I am getting older and should be putting this back in my routine. It does have quite a strong rose smell but wears off quite quickly. The mist is fine enough that I do not end up with extremely wet drops in some areas. I added this to my evening skin care routine. I have not yet seen a difference mostly because I am not quite in the habit of using it yet.

Lipstick – Lolita $12.00 USD

So to start excuse the very dirty hair (wash day is on the way) and it’s late. My skin is gross and I am clearly not wearing any other make up.

When I first opened the tube and initially swatched it, I was concerned it would be very dark. This is why I also applied it. It is not as dark as I thought it would be. The longer I wore it and taking a second look at the picture I really do not mind it.

Eye Dust -Desert Storm $8.00 USD

I am going to start drowning in neutrals here soon. This brown in nothing like I have though. There is a fine glitter in the pigment. It has a purple/blue shine to it. Which you cannot make out in the photo.

The top swatch has primer underneath and the bottom is on bare skin.

Totally Baked – Stoked $9.00 USD

This was the one I had the least excitement amount. I do not use blacks or dark greys often. Which is why I was not really feeling it to begin with. I must say this applies beautifully and it will be my go to instead of black. It is a dark grey but it still feels light enough and just the way it moves.

The top swatch is done over a primer and the bottom swatch is on bare skin. You can make out a difference with the eye dust but with this one the difference is night and day.

Clearly this was not included but I used Too Faced – Shadow Insurance eye primer. I also applied the swatches with a brush. I did this as I realized you do not get a realistic idea with finger swatches.

I said I would give them three months and then decided where to go from there. March will be month three. Let’s see if they win me over for a while longer!

Things Have Been Crazy

As I start typing this Missy has fallen asleep on my lap. I do not quite want to move her and yet I have posts that need to be typed and posted. So I am going to find out how well I can do this from my phone (hopefully autocorrect does not decide to kick in).

I have atleast one cleaning and organization post ready to go. Should have a second one right aways too. I also received another Medusa’s Makeup package to review. I have a thousand other ideas running through my head.

Im going to go back and update some of the reviews also. I also have a million things going on whole taking care of this little girl here. Let’s get a move on with it now!