Friday, August 29, 2014

Win OPI's New Collection!

Hello Lovelies!

OPI's Fall release is entitled the Nordic Collection, with rich dark hues and gleaming bronzes. Besides from the three oddball brights, the collection is very sexy Nordic vamp. If only Eric would model it.

You can use this link -> to enter to win the entire collection!

Good luck dolls!



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Take a Spa Day with Beauteque!

Beauteque is US based retailer that sells Asian brands, at fairly competitive prices. I've placed a few orders in the past from them, which were all delivered safely, with samples and free shipping over $35.

So being on their email list, when I saw they were doing a special spa bag for August, I jumped on it!

The bag is extremely customizable, which is really nice.

I love the little menu, it does make you feel like you having a spa day. This would be great for an individual relaxing day, or for a fun girl's get-together. Get some fresh fruit, cheese, wine, chocolate, and really pamper yourself with your closest friends.

The first step in the spa day is an eye mask. I choose dark circles, and received My Beauty Diary's Dark Circles Intensive Care Eye Mask, which I did use before, and didn't care for. I have very very dark circles, however, so it might take a bleach mask to fix those.  The other options to choose from where Puffiness and Smoothness. 

Second step is Skinfood's Rice Wash Off Mask. Skinfood is very popular brand of skincare, with ingredients from fresh foods, and lines to address a huge variety of skin concerns. 

Ingredient list! This mask came in every bag.

The third step is a hair mask.  This mask I actually purchased separately, but is an option you can choose.

This mask is the one included in my bag. This one is for treating split ends. The other options to choose from are hydrating, nourishing and extremely damaged.

The fourth step is a foot mask. This is a softening lotion foot mask, not a peeling foot mask, which are very popular in Asian body care. This mask is basically little booties with lotion that you wrap on your feet and keep on for an hour. It is recommended you keep your feet up when wearing these. This was automatically included.

The fifth step is the always popular sheet mask. You got to choose two different masks. I picked the TonyMoly Red Wine Pore Care mask, which would be lovely with some actual red wine, right?

My second option was an oil control mask, which is My Beauty Diary's Strawberry Yogurt Mask. I love My Beauty Diary Masks, so this is always something I will use. The other options to pick from are Whitening, Anti-Aging, Soothing, Nourishing, Moisturizing and Brightening. Brightening would have been my third choice.

The final step is hand mask to give you soft baby hands. This was in all the bags.

Finally, there was an included headband to keep your hair back while using a mask.

It is surprisingly nice and and comfortable. You had a choice of pink or blue.

This bag costs $20 and is available until September 1st. You are getting about $30 of goodies (not including the headband, which I couldn't find on their site), so it's a good deal.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Makeup Revolution Contest at ChristineIverson's Blog!

Hey guys!

In my continuing efforts to help you get free shit, I am going to share this blogpost I found. (All images are graciously provided by her.)

ChristineIverson at blogspot is doing a giveaway with a brand I'm not familiar with, Makeup Revolution.

Her swatches look amazeballs though, so I am really interested in finding out more about this brand. 

Look at this blush palette! I need it!

Look at the swatches!!

So, if you are lucky enough to win this contest, I am demanding you swatch and review for me, since I alerted you to it, and thus you pretty much owe me.

You can find the contest and more great reviews here~~~

May the odd ever be in your favor! Or mine!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 K-Beauty Wrap Up No 1

Hello lovelies!

Today I am reviewing a box I actually got only because I was so desperate to get the Cute Wishlist No 1 that was sold out except for in a bundle with this item. My personal memebox preference buying wise is to avoid the makeup themed boxes, because I am more willing to go blind into skincare than makeup.

Memebox Special #22
2014 K-Beauty Wrap-Up No. 1

The inside!

The Front page of the handy dandy product information and instruction sheet! 

The backside!

Here's what Memebox had to say about this box~

It’s 2014 K-Beauty uncensored!

We spritzed, powdered, lathered and puckered up our way through thousands of products- all to find the ultimate 2014 K-beauty collection! This beauty box is loaded with only buzz-worthy K-Beauty skincare staples, makeup must-haves, hair and body essentials, and other beauty breakthroughs that were the hallmark of K-Beauty in 2014! You’ll enjoy true K-beauty with all these beauty expert approved goodies, and have all the tools to recreate the hottest Korean looks of 2014!

Prepare to meet your newest beauty obsessions!

1. Secret Key Body & Dress Perfume Mist (80ml/$10)

This came in 7 different options, but they don't say anything but a number, so I have no idea what the other scents are. I got Scent 4.  I tried googling to see if there was anything in English about the name or notes of this perfume or any of the others, but I found nothing.  The perfume itself is sticky feeling when it touches the skin, and doesn't aerosol into a fine mist, instead comes out as a jet of sticky liquid. If you sprayed this on a dress, I imagine it would leave a water stain. The smell itself is off putting, very old lady rotten flowers.  This is the first Memebox product I have ever been so disappointed in that I wanted to trade or sell it.  :( But alas, I should be positive and consider myself lucky that out of all of my boxes, I've only had one bomb of a product.  Hopefully other memers got better smelling perfumes :)

2 RiRe Lip Manicure (10ml/$18) 

The color choices for this product were Warm Peach, Virgin Orange, Deep Plum, Rich Raspberry, Muse Red, Chiffon Coral and Pink Pink.

I received Rich Raspberry, which is awesome, because it was one of my top choices. 

A lip manicure is supposed to be a lip color that boosts the level of color radiance and long lasting finish of nail manicures. They are supposed to be completely drink and food proof. 

You apply the Lip Manicure on your lips, and wait a minute to close or touch your mouth while it completely dries.

I like the bottle design, which includes a funnel insert that helps scrap off extra product.

The color is extremely vivid and vibrant, very gorgeous. It's a thicker consistency, but I haven't worn it on my lips to see if it is tacky.

Swatch! I should have gotten the Hand and Nail box, because my hands look like mutant blobs.

I'm going to have to agree with the food/drink proof claim, as this is my hand after scrubbing with soap and water. 

Ingredients listed in English, for those who have allergies, or want to avoid certain ingredients.

3. Secret Nature From Jeju Cream (50ml/$31)

Jeju is an island of Korea, that has a large volcanic rock formation, and boosts a thriving agriculture economy. Many Korean products will have the word Jeju in it, either referring to volcanic derived ingredients or the products were grown on Jeju island. This cream is the latter product, with organic broccoli, aloe vera leaf, asparagus, and carrot extracts grown pesticide-free on Jeju Island.

This is moisturizing cream that is nourishing and locks in moisture for a more radiant and glowing complexion. Isn't the bottle cute? It's pretty hefty feeling glass, and the top reminds me of a cork.

4. The Skin House Dr. Clear Magic Stick Roll (15 ml/$22)

This is a roll on spot treatment that is purse sized for acne emergencies! The acne like wood spots on the package are a little much though lol. 

I personally wouldn't use it on top of my makeup, because I don't want to ruin my makeup, nor do I think that is the most effective way to get the active ingredients into the acne. 

5. Oseque Dual Sun Block (70 ml/$46)

Asian suncare is miles above the US's, mostly because pale skin is prized there, while tan is adored here. I believe since this is a sun block that people who are allergic to chemical sunscreen can use this.

The dual formula is spray and cream, depending on which part of the body you are applying to.

6. W.Holic Roll On Perfume (10ml/$21)

This was available in 14 varieties.

I got this Lempicka, which is a great smell that makes up for the gross dress spray. It smells like an oriental floral smell, with a hint of spice to it. I love love love it. 

The box costs $29 and has a value of $148. Very very good bang for your buck, even if you got the dead flower perfume.

This box is sold out, but you can try K Style 3, which is in the same theme of box.

There's also Back to School by Hope Girl Box that gives you two memepoints/dollars off a future purcahse.

And if you click through any of these banners, you get an automatic discount that is stackable with any other meme code!

This post contains affiliate links, but all items were purchased, not provided, and all opinions are my own. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pretty And Cute Sale!

How cute is this picture? It makes me want to look like a princess, and buy all the cute, girly packaged cosmetics that Asian brands are known for. Well Done Pretty and Cute!

Pretty and Cute should also be congratulated for having a sale! Because who doesn't love a sale! Enter the code Semi14 at checkout to get 25% off your order. Free Shipping at 50 for the US and 100 for Canada. Your choice of a sample at checkout. Pretty and Cute has brands ranging from Etude House, Holika Holika, My Beauty Diary, Skinfood, The Face Shop, Skin79 and Too Cool for School.

I just placed an order, because I clearly need more skincare and makeup in my life. And because I wanted the Holika Holika Penguin Dream hand creams.



This post contains affiliate links, but all items were purchased, not provided, and all opinions are my own.