Thursday, May 8, 2014 Makeup Haul

Hi everyone,
I can't believe it's been a year since I placed my last order with because they changed their free shipping compliments with an increased order minimum ($25). However, I did occasionally visit their website throughout the year to checkout their weekly sales. As I mentioned in my last post I am slowly working to expand my makeup collection and since had sales for some of their lip products I thought it was a great time to stock up. I was impressed that still process orders super fast; about 2 business days to ship out. I was so excited to receive my package I decided stay home and wait for it so I could open the package as soon as it was delivered to my mailbox. I kept on tracking the number and waiting anxiously for it to arrive but it never did sadly and later realized that the reason could of been the use of a different delivery person who may not know his routes that well. The usual mailmen knows me well since I order a lot of things online (hehe) and he always delivers mail at a consistent time frame...Anyways, I was so excited upon receiving this little box of goodies!
Ta-da! You probably spot a bunch of lipsticks and that is the reason I did this haul. 
I initially chose 6 lip products then I added a nail polish and an eyeliner to qualify for their $25 minimum for free shipping. My final total was around $31CAD after taxes. They also let me pick a free sample (yay freebies) I chose the burts bee product. Here is a picture of all my products:   
I have always wanted to try baby lips line but thought it was pricey for a lip balm but I got it since it was on sale. I've been mainly using this and it's very moisturizing, the only concern I have since this is a tinted lip balm you will need to use lip scrub before applying  the product clings on to your dry skin. 
Although it is very sheer it lets you control how pink you want your lips to be. (The swatch is 2 gentle swipes back and forth on my hand). 
First time trying wetnwild lipsticks, I couldn't resist purchasing them since they were selling at such an affordable price. Wetnwild Pink Ice 528A lipstick- I love this bright pink shade, the lipstick is opaque, creamy.
Wetnwild Dark Pink Frost 502A lipstick-  Creamy, nice pink with a bit of purple and has a nice golden shimmer which was hard to capture with my camera, afforable
This is my second NYC cityproof twistable, I love how cute the packaging and easy application, cute pink shade, a bit sheer, creamy.  
NYC Blossom 316- Moisturizing, creamy, not sticky, affordable, highly pigmented, bight pink
NYC City duet The Empire Lilacs 427- get your money worth since you can get 3 different colors with this lipstick,  I wish I gotten different colors since the purple tone don't really suit me well. 

 What is your go to lipstick ? 

Walmart Ring Haul

Today I went to walmart with my mom to help her with grocery then I started wondering off on my own (I just couldn't help it) ending up in their jewelry section. I have really thin fingers I actually need to wear a size 5.5 since size 5 is too small for my index and middle fingers and size 6 is too big sadly. Well I did manage to find 5 rings I liked then I decided to choose my favourite top 3 styles since I own a lot of rings already. The 3 rings I bought are size 6 but they are all a bit loose so I might have to put a bit of hot glue on the inside of the ring so it doesn't twist around my finger so much. All 3 rings cost around $36CAD after taxes which isn't so bad hopefully they will last a year before the crystals fall out or the silver paint chips off. 

Please excuse the lighting the rings look more mesmerizing in person.
This is my favourite one and the picture doesn't do the ring justice. All the crystal looks more sparkly and the pink crystal doesn't look as see through.
I have always wanted to buy a princess inspired ring but I didn't know where I would be able to find it in my size luckily I found one at walmart.    
I bought this ring because it's simple and chic and I can accessorize this with any outfit.

Which one do you like most? 

Bzzagent-Herbal Essence Naked Line Review

I can't believe it's been 5 months since the last time I got my bzzkit, I was so amazed when I got an email from bzzagent to join a new campaign. The minute I found out which brand I got to sample from made me in a really jumpy mood since I use herbal essence brand regularly and love it. For those who don't know what bzzagent is, it is an awesome site that sends you free products to test at home and share your review on their site and through social media. This is my 4th campaign with bzzagent and thus far I was sent full sized products, coupons, and samples all for free. They have a point system as an incentive for you to share your opinions and help spread the word after you tried the product since the higher your bzzscore, the more campaigns you can qualify for in the future.

When I was at Walmart I went to check out the prices and to smell the other herbal essence products from the naked line but they weren't carrying all of the naked line products. I wish I got to choose which scent I wanted to test out since my hair is really dry with split ends so I find the moisture (which has the purple plant on the bottle) would suit my hair more. I personally enjoy floral scents more than fruity scents and I find the mint scent to be stronger in the products I received which is not my preference. However, the scent is still enjoyable and gives me an energy boost to start my day.

Picture taken at Walmart

Here is my favourite part; the unboxing

This campaign included:
* Herbal Essences Naked Volume Shampoo
* Herbal Essences Naked Volume Conditioner
* Herbal Essences Naked Volume Volumizing Soufflé
* Travel sized Herbal Essences Naked Volume Shampoo x3
* Travel sized Herbal Essences Naked Volume Conditioner x3

I was suprised to receive 3 sample sized sets of shampoo and conditioner they are each 50ml bottle and that means the total is equivalent to half of the full size bottles which are each 300ml. These are also great for traveling or handing out to friends/family to test out the product too.

Herbal Essence released the naked line in Spring 2014 which comes in 3 different scents one for each hair concern- volume, moisture and shine. All the products in the naked line are free of residues, parabens and dyes as noted on their bottles so these product won't do much harm to my hair.
I normally would finish the bottle of shampoo/conditioners I'm using before I jump on to the new products but I just couldn't resist and really wanted to share my review!

I really love this new packaging it looks appealing and really suits the name of the new product line. Since I have really long damaged hair I find the weight of my hair pulls it down and lacks volume but after a few weeks using this product my hair has a lot more life and bounce to it. On days I wake up late, I can't afford those extra few minutes to condition my hair there was definitely a noticeable difference in texture .

The souffle was a great addition to my hair routine but I didn't feel the need to use it on a daily basis. After applying this it felt heavy with a constant reminder that there is product in my hair which I'm not used to. This product does give your hair volume so for those that are used to applying hair mousse/spray or other products I would recommend this.

Overall: 8.5/10 for the shampoo and conditioner, 7/10 for the volumizing souffle