Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Project Sample Challenge: Roundup

I started this post and then somehow everything disappeared. I only salvaged the pictures that were uploaded onto the blog... Anyhow, these are the samples I've used up lately... I'm not sure if I will rewrite each mini product review, but let me know if you are interested in hearing about specific items. :)

 Scented stuff:
 Random stuff:

Ipsy October 2013

Tada! My October Ipsy bag finally arrived yesterday, and I was not disappointed. I think this may be my favourite one yet. (I'm easy to please ^_^) Here's the list of products:
  • Zoya Nail polish in Giovanna (full-size) We seem to be getting nail polish often, not that I'm complaining since they send out different colours and this time the colour is perfect for the season, just in time for Halloween (and if paired with the right red, perfect for Christmas!)
  • Buxom Full On Lip Polish in Dolly (deluxe sample) Did I ever mention that I adore deluxe lippy samples, especially the Buxom gloss? :) I hit jackpot with this one!
  • Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel: I wish I had a hairspray again, I really enjoyed them, but this one isn't so bad. I will give it a try and see if it helps with my flat hair ^_^
  • be Delectable hand cream in vanilla and cream: Another item I'm happy to receive, I'm looking forward to hunting down strawberry and cream ^_^
  • LA Fresh Oil-free face cleanser: one can never have too many of these :) These came at an amazing time too, since I just finished my Neutragena ones.
Cuz' the picture of the back of the nail polish bottle is soooo necessary~
... as is a picture of the back of the Buxom gloss...^_^
What did you think about this month's bag? do you like?

Friday, October 4, 2013

Rose Shop Mystery Box $25

I learned about Rose Rose Shop from a lovely member in one of my "groups" on Facebook and decided to give the company a try. I was pleasantly surprised, their customer service was excellent. Another plus was that my parcel arrived safely and quickly, within 2 weeks of me placing the order (which is faster than Sephora orders that is just across the border). For only $25, this was the mystery box I received:
tada!! They had all the basis covered, from makeup to skincare to nails ^_^
List of items:
  • BRTC Zinnia Stem Cell Mask
  • Cedia Rose Stem Cell Sensitive Blemsh Balm BB Cream (full size)
  • Cedia mineral powder (full size, I think)
  • Fashion earrings
  • Etude House Collagen Moistfull Essence
  • Etude House Mag Play nails (full size)
  • Etude House Pearly Extract Mask
  • Etude House Wonder Pore Trial Kit
  • Lador Perfect Hair Filler
  • Tony Moly Berryberry Lovely Stick in RDLS02 (full size)
Plus 10 mini samples from brands like: Missha, Skin79, Shara Shara, Too cool for school :)

Samples galore!
Without a doubt, the Tony Moly Berry Berry Lovely Stick was the item I was most looking forward to~ The colour I received was RDLS02, Apple Berry.
As a person with pore issues, the Etude House Wonder Pore trial kit is something I'm quite interested in trying out. Let's find out if it really works!
This set includes:
  • Wonder Pore White Clay Clear 10g (rinse with lukewarm water after 15-20 mins)
  • Wonder Pore Freshner 25ml (like toner, apply with cotton, or I just pat it all over my face)
  • Wonder Pore Corrector 5ml (apply only to areas you want to treat)

Lador Perfect Hair Filler got my attention because 1, I was unfamiliar with the name and 2, what on earth are hair fillers? My first thought was that it'd help me if I had balding issues, but I don't... Anyways, after a quick google search, it turns out to be hair treatment for damaged hair. Perfect :) Just the sample that I was looking for.
After taking and uploading all these pictures I realized that the main piece was not mentioned and only briefly present in the first picture. It was the Cedia BB cream and its mineral powder, perhaps it'd get its own post? ;) Until next time, take care!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Haul from L'Oreal Fall Warehouse sale 2013

Couldn't really skip out on the warehouse sales... after all, they are my krytonite! Anyways, quick list of what I picked up:
  • a dozen Essie nail polish for $60
  • L'Oreal infallible $4.50
  • Maybelline Eye Tattoo - $3.75
  • Maybelline Bounce - $3.75
  • L'Oreal Hair Mask $7.50
  • Vichy Anti-Antiperspirant - $6
  • Garnier Anti-Dandruff Shampoo $2
Have you gone to this sale this season? What did you pick up?