Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Memebox 8 Unboxing!!

No secret that I love skin care items.

Memebox is a "subscription" box from Korea and it is an amazing deal! By the quotes, I mean that you buy one box or three boxes at a time. They don't automatically send you one each month. They are coming out with all sorts of types boxes so check out their website since they are constantly updating and adding boxes. They have various types at different price points. But, be warned that their boxes sell out fairly fast!

Their boxes are shipped from Korea and contain Korean beauty items. I received Memebox 3 a while ago and loved it so I bought a few more... oops. But, in my defense they often give out points that you can use to cancel out the shipping cost or put towards a box. Since it had a been a while since I bought one, I was able to get one with free shipping (approximately $6). Then I bought two more, one will come later, with more points and free shipping so essentially I got a box free!

Ok so the first box I will unbox is Memebox 8. This more of a "monthly" or regular type of box.

Memebox 8 was $23 and would contain 4-8 full size and deluxe sample size products. Typically, they are full sized products. The box starts with a card that explains what the products do, how to use them, and the price.

Flower Men Energy Factory Moist Boosting Sheet Mask-Hyaluronic Acid ($4)
Can we just laugh at this together? At first, from the picture, I thought I had to put this man's face on mine. However, after further investigation, it is just the package for the mask.

Hairich Vedacell Hair Program Shampoo (approx $6.76 for this sample)
This is a deluxe size sample. I received 100ml and a full size is 340ml. It says it is a 4 in 1 shampoo sulfate, silicon, and dye free. Which is great since I have been trying to use more natural hair and body products. I am not sure what the 4 in 1 means because the card doesn't say and the product is in Korean. We'll find out!

Tonymoly BCDATION SPF 30 PA++ (approx $4.32 for this sample combo)
This product is supposed to be a BB and CC cream hybrid and give full coverage. I love that it has SPF in it! The color I got was Pink Beige. I am not sure of the match because Korean products often come sealed and I want to finish up a few other items before opening it.

Heart Face Ultra Pore Care Sleeping Pack (approx $9 for this sample)
Another deluxe sized sample but I am so excited to try this. It is an overnight moisture mask. I love these and hopefully, so will my skin!

Secret Key Snow White Cream (Full size $21)
I am SO excited for this! It is a whitening cream moisturizer. But I love that it comes with a little plastic spoon thing to help get the product out. I have a lot of hyperpigmentation and scarring and can't wait to see if this helps.

And last but not least....

MAX Clinic Caviar Massage Oil Foam Cleanser (Full size $73)
I have just started using cleansing oils and am so excited to have another to use when I finish my current one. It is made from caviar oil and will dissolve dirt and oil.

Cost for box $23
Value of box $118.08

I am so excited to try this box and don't worry, reviews will come as I use up products. But for now I need to finish some other ones I am currently using.

Have you tried Memebox or Korean beauty products?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I accidentally went shopping....

The last few weeks I had a few accidental shopping trips to Sephora and Ulta.

In my defense, I either had a coupon or the item was on sale. At least I thought, but more on that later.

Sephora had their beauty insider 15% off coupon last week and I was determined to use it. However, I browsed their website for four days and couldn't decide what to buy. I didn't want to spend more than $40 with the coupon and that cut down what I could buy from my dream list significantly. I settled on the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette. I have been wanted to play more with bronzers and figured this would be a nice way to play with bronzer and highlighting. After I purchased it though and left the store, I realized they didn't use the 15% off coupon. Oh well. I redeemed 100 pts so I could try the Benefit Big Easy BB cream. For once, I also got really good samples at the store. The Sheshido is just an SPF that I will use when I finish my Aveeno Daily Radiance something. I am so excited to try the Fresh Black Tea mask because I love a good mask and I got two of these! I also got a sample of the boscia detoxifying black cleanser. While this is too small to determine how it works, it will be perfect for my two day stay at the hospital when I give birth. Same goes for the Garnier oil cleanser (this was from freeflys). I ran out of my undereye concealer so I stopped at Walgreens and picked up the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch.

Ulta had 40% off Revlon, Maybelline, and Physicians Formula. So therefore I had to go shopping. Right? I have been using the Revlon Colorstay Whipped and really like it so I thought I would try the regular Colorstay. Since I am about to be a new mom, I can never have too many under eye concealers right? Apparently, I wanted to stock up since things were 40% off. Since I am on a bronzer attempt/kick, I figured I should pick up the Physicians Formula Nude Wear bronzer in light. 

Have you splurged lately?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Beauty Wants

Do you have a beauty wishlist?

I've had one in my head for the longest time and thought I would write it down recently. Some of these products I lust over and some I think I need to own.
Beauty Wants

GlamGlow paraben free skin care / First Aid Beauty facial mask / Beauty product / Tarte cosmetic / Urban Decay eyeliner / Tarte eyeliner / Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder / Starter Kit

I have decided however to help save money, these are the only beauty items I can buy for the rest of 2014. Also, I can't buy it without a coupon or it being on sale. But, this excludes necessities like foundation, concealer, and cleanser.

What is on your beauty wishlist?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mommy Monday: Baby Shower

First, let me take a selfie.

Yes, that song randomly pops in my head.....

Anyway..... I have been MIA and I am so sorry!!

I had finals for school and then I have been trying to get things in order for when the baby comes. And no, her nursery is still not ready.

But over the weekend I had a baby shower. This was actually my second shower.

The first was in my hometown and pregnant brain here forgot to take pictures. Too bad because it was beautiful. My sister threw a brunch and made delicious food. She is an interior designer so it was decorated so perfectly. Timeless, simple, and elegant.
At that shower we played a game where teams cut out parts of my face and my husband's face and put them together to see what baby could look like. (Think of the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 days) If my daughter looks like what some of the people came up with.... she will be quite scary. Trust me when I say.. I am sparing you nightmares by not having pictures of that.

Second shower was thrown by my local kind of adopted family in my current town. It was much smaller and more intimate with close friends that have become like family. Also, it was much more relaxed. Often we just got off topic and chit chatted about nothing and girl stuff. But check out the pictures.

 Isn't the entry way beautiful!                                            Not to mention these cupcakes!!!

          And they even made me a special cup for the day!

This weekend was so fun and special. 

What are you favorite and least favorite things about baby showers?