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Monday, 28 May 2012

Luxe Box Arrival

My Luxe Box has arrived!



I placed my order for my Luxe Box April 20th and my first (May) box arrived May 28th. Not too bad. I must say I was a bit surprised by how small the box was (about 7" x 7" for anyone who cares). I guess I just thought it would be bigger from pictures and videos I had seen, but none the less I'm still pleased to be holding it in my hands!

I was also very pleased to have recieved two boxes, the regular Luxe Box and a bonus Bath & Body Box (white). In the Bath & Body box I received the Venus & Olay razor , as well as Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex. I am quite happy with the razor, as that alone is probably almost the price of the box so I feel we're off to a good start. :)



Inside my actual Luxe Box I received:

'Kerastase - Masque Chroma Riche' - Here's a little blurb about the product I found on LookFantastic- "Introducing the first deep emollient light refracting hair care for damaged, coloured, highlighted or sensitised hair. K√©rastase Reflection Masque Chroma Riche is a luminous softening treatment mask that delivers mirror-like radiance to your hair."

It has also recieved great reviews on MakeupAlley so I am looking forward to trying this out. The full retail size value is $57 so I'm kind of hoping I don't fall in love with it.

I also got 3 perfume samples- CK Shock for Her (full-size $40) , Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty (full-size $78), & Marc Jacobs Oh Lola (full-size $78). I am looking forward to trying Oh Lola because I've heard really great things about it.

Next thing I pulled out of my Luxe Box was the Cargo Glitter Top Coat for your eyes. Now I'm really not thrilled about this one. I'm not much of a glitter girl but I will give it a shot. The nice thing about this one though is that it`s full size- not sample. It`s retail price is $18.

Here is what Cargo says about the product on their site: " Let your eyes steal the spotlight! The ultimate transformer, CARGO’s Glitter Top Coat takes your daytime eye makeup straight into the evening with one sweep of the brush. Infused with colored iridescent glitter in a transparent base, Glitter Top Coat can be worn alone or on top of any waterproof eyeliner or eye shadow. The super long-wear formula is both waterproof and smudge-proof, and the magic tip applicator allows for perfect results!"



Lastly I recieved another sample of the Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex. I will use this product to see what it's like but, I'm only 21 so I really don't think I need this yet. I will probably give one of the samples to my mom. The full size version retails for $60.

And that's it people! Overall I would say I`m satisfied but I thought it would be a little better. I guess I will wait and see how next months turns out. I also am waiting for my GlossyBox to arrive so after a few months of each I will see what one I like better and cancel the other.

What are your thoughts on Luxe Box?

Friday, 18 May 2012

New Watch!

I am so excited about my new watch so I just thought I would share a pic with you guys! I LOVE Michael Kors! :)


Yay to a long weekend!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

3 Day Juice Cleanse

Hey all! So I finished my juice cleanse- I just ended up going for a 3 day cleanse but I felt pretty good most of the time during it. Most of what I had read on juice cleanses said that if it's your first one you should start with 3 days but here I was thinking that I was above that 7 days would be a breeze but after 3 I started to think maybe I am just a beginner and maybe 3 is a good place to start haha. So that's what I did. I'm glad I was able to get through it and hopefully in a little while I will give it another go and try for a longer cleanse but right now I think 3 days was a good amount of time. You know what I missed most though? It wasn't the hunger that got me, it was the activity of eating. It's so hard to sit down and watch a movie on a Friday night with no good snack food or drinks. That's not good, it means I'm eating when I'm not necessarily hungry so I've gotta work on that! Other than that I think I did alright.

But I've found an amazing summer drink recipe that I will be making frequently now and I'd love to share it with you.

Ingredients:

1/3 Pineapple
2 granny smith Apples
4 tbsp Mint (finely chopped)
1 oz Lime juice

SO good. Also, it's best to leave the pineapple on it's side in the fridge before you cut it as all the sweetness that sits at the bottom of the pineapple will be dispersed better that way. Definitely a keeper though! Now I just need some fun patio glasses so I can sit on my deck and sip on this refreshing drink. Oh, how I love summer.


What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Juice Cleanse

So, I'm starting a juice clease today! I recently picked up a second hand juicer and have been making myself fresh juice daily and really enjoy it. I've also been reading alot on juice cleanses and really wanted to give it a try. So I woke up this morning and thought, hey, why not?

I have tried the master cleanse before and failed so I'm hoping this goes better! I just couldn't get past the 'juice' that you drink during the master cleanse and after day 3 I couldn't get it down so that was it for the master cleanse! Hopefully the fact that I'm sharing this with you guys will make me stay strong because now I will have to share my failure with you all if it doesn't work out. I am not overly prepared for the juice cleanse and am just taking it day by day- I don't even have a set amount of time I will be doing it for but I think that's better. I will try to be in tune with my body and just go with it.

My first juice recipe that i'm using today is the Mean Green juice sans ginger (only because I didn't have any). This morning I made enough for 2 or 3 drinks during my day. 33oz says my mason jar. I read that it is recommended to have 4-6 16-20oz glasses a day so that should be about 2 drinks. I may have sort of cheated this morning by having a fruit smoothing (no dairy) beacause I didn't have enough veggies to make another juice and I make a smoothie every morning for me and my bf anyway so, it was easy. I will be stocking up on veggies and fruit tonight for the next few days.
Here is the recipe for the juice I am drinking today:

6 Kale Leaves
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1/2 Lemon
1 piece of ginger

I also used less kale but used spinach in it's place. Kale has a taste all it's own and is hard to get used to so I think I will gradually work my way into getting used to Kale. Isn't it pretty though, it's so green it almost looks fake. YUM, at this point the cleanse doesn't seem all that difficult. Give it a day or two and I'll be singing a different tune.

Anyway I don't want to bore you all with this mega long post so I think I'll wrap it up.

Have you guys tried juice cleanses before? If so what were you results and do you have any tips for me?? I'd love to hear your input!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Get to Know Me

Taylor from NotoriousEyes tagged me in this little 'Get to Know Me' questionnaire so First, check out her awesome blog, and Second, keep reading if you wanna know a little more about me! :)

(Miss Katie K from Belle De Jour also just recently tagged me so check out her blog too, it's great!)

What is your favorite beauty product that you have?
Hmmm...something that I use everyday consistently is my Shiseido eyelash curler.

2. What was the hardest product to get your hands on?



A good Self Tanner but I just did a post one that I think will be great.

3. What are your favorite clothing brands?



Don't really buy a lot of one brand but I like Hollister, RVCA, LA Idol for jeans..

4. What is the one product that you won't go out without?
Corrector/Concealer
5. Are you a nail polish junkie and what is your favorite shade right now?
Yes I am for sure! Loving all the pastels right now, like Peach and Mint.
6. What best describes your makeup looks most?
Fresh, I hope

7. What's your best beauty tip that worked for you?
Drink water and lots of it

8. Are you a drugstore or high-end person
Probably drugstore- but I would say higher end drugstore products

9. What is the one drugstore product that you think tops high end?



That's tough...

10. What's your favorite food?
It's ever changing. I love salmon though. And i'm really into juicing with my new juicer lately! But that's not food per se....
11. What's your favorite hairstyle right now?
Curly with my 4 in 1 curling iron.

That's it! Now instead of tagging people in this post I'm just going to say if you wanna do this, do it. I know I'm breaking rules, sorry :).

(uh, Blogger is not co-operating with the formatting so I apologize for the unevenly spaced questions/answers. It really bugs me so I had to mention it....)

Lusting After Product of the Moment

If you want to look sun kissed these days, your best option is a fake tanning product, but there are SO many to choose from. I would be out so much money if it weren't for awesome people like you guys reviewing your favourite products and letting me know what's great and what sucks. So I found what looks to be an awesome self-tanning product and I want it so bad! Give it a few days and I'm sure I'll break down and buy it, like I always do. I found it on eBay and the price isn't bad so if you wanna try it too and you don't mind waiting for delivery then I would go there first. Great reviews can also be found on MakeupAlley, the best site to check out before you buy a new beauty product.
So that's currently on my want list (along with some Hunter rubber boots, love), what's on yours? Let me know!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Liebster Award ♥

Hey guys! I woke up this morning to find that the beautiful Gina from BeautyLoveandLipgloss nominated me for the Liebster award! If you haven't been over to her blog, go check it out.


I just started blogging a few weeks ago and I am so happy that others appreciate what I am doing. I'm proud of my little newborn blog! :)


Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers who deserve some recognition and support to keep on blogging. So here are my picks:

BeautéByJen
TwentyOne
NotoriousEyes
NocturnalBeauty
JulianneinJune

These are all great blogs. I follow each and every one of them and I recommend that you do too, because if not, you're missing out.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Revlon, Smashbox, Shiseido &...Crayola

So I have a mini haul for you guys! I went into Shoppers Drug Mart for Revlon ColorStay foundation and I came out with a couple extras, of course. But how could I not, they were on sale! So first- the foundation was $19.49, regular price. Then as I was heading to the checkout I found my favourite Shiseido Eyelash Curler on sale for $12 down from $20 and Smashbox O-Plump on sale for $10 down from $28!! See now you understand why I couldn't just walk by. As for the Crayola, well I've been seeing alot of hair chalking videos lately and thought I would give it a go. I know this type of chalk is not the best chalk to use for chalking but I still have seen reviews with it and since I couldn't find the other kind this will have to do. Once I try it out I will let you guys know. :)


Let's start with the Smashbox O Gloss. It says on the tube "Intuitive Lip Plumper with Goji Berry-C Complex" The Intuitive part of this is that it comes out of the tube/goes on clear but within a minute or two it turns into "your own custom shade of pink", it's really neat! When I put it on it felt quite tingly but not enough that it bothered me. It goes on smooth and silky not goopy like some other glosses. It smells minty and tastes fine too. Overall (note this is only after my first use) I think it is a great gloss but now I'm afraid I will fall in love with it and have to pay full price! But after reading around I think it can be found on Ebay cheaper than in store so if you wanna give it a try I would suggest you go there first- or check your local Shoppers, maybe the sale is on in your area too!
Next onto the eyelash curler. I bought this originally back in the summer because, of course, I had seen/ heard great things about it online. And boy were they right. I didn't really think one eyelash curler could be any different from the rest but this really is, somehow. I find it opens wider than other brands, so I feel more control, and its flatter so it gets more of my lashes. It just feels so comfortable and it never rips my lashes out. There's not much else to say except that I highly recommend this curler!

As for the foundation, I really can't give a review quite yet as I haven't tried it. I'm hoping it lives up to the hype though.  But I can tell you that I bought it in 150-Buff and I bought the normal/dry skin type. They also had it for oily skin. This foundation says it wears for up to 16 hours and also has an SPF15 which is great. Once I try it for a while I will let you guys know what I think.

Lastly, the Crayola chalk. Yet again, I haven't tried this but I'm so excited to see how it will turn out! I opted for the Crayola chalk as it had more colour choices in the pack as opposed to the big thick pieces that I saw at the dollar store. This was only $1.69 so I'm really not out much if it doesn't work out.
Oh and one more thing, I want to share my receipt with you! If we take the regular priced foundation and the chalk out of the equation I spent $22, and saved $26. Now that's what I like to see!
Have you guys tried any of these products? If so, let me know what you think!




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