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.

**Very much like this lip chap but the cost still hurts me.

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!

Product Reviews?

I know these are popular on YouTube (yes I’ve been binge watching everything) or it would seem that way. I know there are blogs also dedicated to reviewing products and subscriptions. Anyone who remembers my blog before I had a huge life change knows I did do reviews of subscriptions. Not dedicated of course (I don’t have that kind of money). I did enjoy it and surprises are great, especially when they come in the post. 

I did one review of the Little Life Box and it wasn’t for our household. Now that I am on my own it’s a different story, I’ve gotten it for a few months now and I am enjoying it. I didn’t get Fab Fit Fun this last season because it is a lot of money when the Canadian dollar is so far down. I will go back when I can make it work (or if things even out again). Same with the Horror Block, I have suspended it until things get smoother (I occasionally purchase a box I know I’m going to love). 

I suppose I got off track with the original thoughts. I’m wondering if it is something that would be worth doing again. More products than subscriptions to begin with. I know everyone subscribes for different reasons (this is something I’m going to do in another post). I know the whole ‘it’s your blog and do your own thing’. I do this but if I feel like it’s not going anywhere I just remove it all together. So if any one has thoughts on this I would love to hear them, till than I’m just thinking about it.

Got to love the never ending fine tuning process.