Walmart Spring Beauty Box

 What It Is:

A quarterly subscription beauty box by Walmart, which is free but shipping is $5. This will be my third box since signing up when it first started in the Fall of 2014.

What I Got:

Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara (Full Size)

Essence Ultime shampoo and conditioner samples + $2 coupon

Dove bodywash sample

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters facial cleanser sample

Lady Gaga Fame black fluid perfume sample

Nivea in Shower body lotion sample packet + $1 coupon

Garnier Ultra Lift sleeping cream sample packet + $2 coupon

Nivea lotion $1 coupon

Maybelline Matte + Poreless sample sheet + $2 coupon

L’oreal & Covergirl-$2 coupons

My Thoughts:

Woohoo, a full-sized mascara! I’ve never tried the Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara before, so it’ll be nice to try out. I’ll add it to my collection of unopened mascaras to try out >_< I’m trying to be good and just have one mascara open at a time (so hard!).

The shampoo and conditioner samples are by the brand Essence Ultime, which I have never heard about before. It’s quite a decent sized sample too, so that’s nice. I like these sample sizes for travel, but I don’t travel that often so I should try using them up at home. I regularly use Dove bodywash and really like it, and I’ve never tried this Mandarin scent before, and I’m sure that will be really good. The Neutrogena facial cleanser will be nice to try out, and the Lady Gaga perfume is actually a nice scent, and it comes out black when you spray it! The rest is little sheet packet samples with loads of coupons, which is definitely great.

Overall, the full-sized mascara exceeds the cost of the shipping, and there are a bunch of things in here I’ve never tried before. Plus, there are tons of coupons so I’m satisfied with this season’s box.

I’m actually quite curious if anybody got different items from mine in their box? I know Karen of Playing Dress Up got the exact same stuff as me, and in the past I’ve noticed there’s usually two variations of the boxes. Let me know if you got different stuff! 🙂

xo Sandy

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Weekend FOTD

Hello my dears! This is my makeup look from this past Friday. The bf and I set off for a little weekend trip to Holland, Michigan. It was a great trip, I just wish the weather was a bit warmer.

Products Used

Face: Boots No7 Matte Makeup Base mixed with Smashbox Photofinish primer, Maybelline Matte + Poreless Foundation (120), Wet N Wild Come Correct Celebrity concealer Fair and Medium Beige mixed, Tarte Park Avenue Princess bronzer, Benefit Hoola bronzer, Benefit Bella Bamba blush, The Balm Mary Lou-manizer highlighter, Tarte Amazonian Clay Smooth Operator finishing powder

Eyebrows: Anastasia Dipbrow Medium Brown

Eyes: Covergirl Simply Ageless concealer as base, Lorac Pro2 shadows-Rose on the lid, Nectar and Lt. Brown in the crease, Tartelette-Dreamer in the outer corner and lower lash line, Free Spirit on the browbone, L’oreal Infallible gel eyeliner, Physicians Formula Instant Lash Extension mascara, Kiss Lashes Vamp

Lips: Revlon Matte Balm Standout

Guys, I was able to put false lashes on for once! *fist pump* Haha I’m very proud of myself since I mess it up 75% of the time I try to apply them. AND they stayed on all day!

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! 🙂

xo Sandy

Beautiful Blogger Award

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I was nominated by the amazing Bree of Always, Bree. I’ve been following Bree since I started my blog a few months ago, and I look up to her so much! She does beauty & fashion posts, and also writes about her life as a mommy. She posts everyday and is overall very inspiring to me 🙂 Thank you Bree!!!

The Rules:

Display the Award logo on your blog.

Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them.

Nominate 7 other bloggers and say a little something about them.

Let them know they have been nominated.

My Nominees:

Glam With Sam I love Sam! She does a lot of beauty reviews and she is so funny and easy to talk to.

Jaanethough Jane has some amazing reviews and focuses on cruelty-free products, so I feel like I learn about a lot of different brands from her reviews.

The Life of Kristyn Kristyn does amazing beauty reviews and hauls-I end up wanting the stuff she reviews most of the time haha 🙂

Monogrammed Magnolias Merissa does a little bit of everything, which I love. She posts about beauty, fashion, decor, lifestyle, tv, the list goes on!

Stash Matters I love her makeup reviews and she has some really helpful beauty tips! She’s also embarking on a no-buy for the whole year, which I am in awe of!

The World of Cos Cos does lots of beauty reviews, and I particularly love her manicures of the week.

Sober Ramblings About Life and Makeup  Melissa does some great posts on beauty, and I love love love her FOTDs.

Check out these ladies and their amazing blogs!

Thanks for reading 🙂

xo Sandy

20 Beautiful Women Challenge

I was nominated for the 20 Beautiful Women Challenge by the awesome Sam from Glam With Sam. Check out her blog for fantastic reviews and her great charm and sense of humor 🙂

Rules

After you’re nominated, pick a recent(ish) picture of yourself and share it with a little story about why you choose that particular photo. Then it is your turn to make twenty pretty ladies happy by nominating them! 

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I chose this picture because I had intended to do a FOTD post of the makeup I was wearing, but I never got around to it and now I don’t remember all the products I used lol. So I thought I would share it here 🙂

My nominees

Always, Bree

Not Quite London

Wisconsin Whimsy

Sober Ramblings About Life and Makeup

Monogrammed Magnolias

Karen’s Corner

Someday Sunny

Plus+ Beauty

Stash Matters

Jaanethough

Samiya’s Beauty Space

The World of Cos

Its Miss Tazmin

A Vibrant Day

Trying Everything Once

Gwenan Carter

Hello Monika

Beauty By Burdess

Flawed & Flawless

Fangirling Owl

Check out these wonderful ladies and feel free to do this tag yourself since we are all beautiful here 🙂

xo Sandy

Review: Wet N Wild Fergie Come Correct Celebrity ConcealerW

Wet N Wild Come Correct Celebrity Concealer “Fair” swatch (not blended and blended)

Hello my lovelies! I’m here with a review of the Fergie by Wet N Wild Come Correct Celebrity Concealer. I picked this up for $4.99 at Walgreens in the shade Fair. This is the lightest shade available, and there are only three shades in total. The darkest shade is not particularly dark, it looked like a golden/beige color. So the lack of shade range is definitely a con.

On to the concealer itself:

Left: Wet N Wild Concealer on my undereye Right: No Concealer

Top: No concealer on my dark circles Bottom: Wet N Wild concealer under both eyes

Packaging: This concealer comes in a simple black tube, which is easy to use. One thing I noticed is that after having the concealer for a couple weeks, I find I need to squeeze pretty hard to get the concealer out sometimes. I think maybe it dries out at the tip of the tube or something because it wasn’t like that when I first used it.

Texture: This concealer is definitely a bit thick, but blends out easily with the warmth of my finger.

Application: I’ll usually just dab the concealer onto my skin directly from the tip of the tube. I start out with very small amounts of it since it’s quite concentrated, and then blend it out with my finger and dot on more as needed. I wouldn’t advise applying too much at once because it’s thick and would be more likely to crease.

Shade: The shade Fair is definitely too light for me, so I need to go and get a darker shade to mix them and get a better color match. If you are fairer than me, than this should work well for you.

Coverage: The concealer is very pigmented and thick, so you don’t need much of it to cover up what you want to cover. I have only used this to cover dark circles. I’m sure it would be ok to cover acne/blemishes or scars, but I have not tested that out (haven’t needed to…yet haha). I personally prefer to use a cream concealer when I have any blemishes to cover up, but I think that this concealer would be nice to use since you don’t need much of it to cover.

In terms of coverage of my dark circles, it does a pretty good job except the darkness underneath does peek through a bit. This is the case with most concealers I’ve used, so the only fix for me is to use a corrector to cancel that out better.

Wear: I tested this out without primer or any other face makeup in the photos above, and I didn’t experience any creasing throughout the day. At the end of the day, the coverage was still there but it looked like it was starting to break down a bit (but I expect this after wearing it for 9-10 hours without primer). Although it didn’t crease when I wore it on its own, it did settle into the lines under my eyes when I used a little bit over a different concealer (Maybelline Instant Age Rewind).

Overall

I like this concealer! The coverage is good and its quite affordable. I also like the convenience of a squeeze tube. The only major con I can think of is the lack of shade range (three shades? C’mon Wet N Wild, you can do better than that!). It seems like they totally neglected people with Medium-Deep skin tones.

Have you tried this concealer yet?

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

xo Sandy

One Lovely Blog Award

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Thank you so much to Its Miss Tazmin for the nomination! I am truly honored 🙂

Rules:

1) Tell 7 facts about yourself.

2) Nominate up to 15 blogs.

Facts About Me

1. I have two older sisters and we are each 5 years apart from each other, so my oldest sister is 10 years older than me.

2. I like ketchup way too much. Fries just aren’t the same without it.

3. I’ve watched a lot of Asian dramas.

4. I would love to go on a cruise one day.

5. I love getting dressed up.

6. I didn’t get into makeup until I was around 18.

7. I’ve never been to Disney Land/World.

My nominees

NotQuiteLondon

Woman Seeking Makeup

Alice’s Wonderland

The Beautified Blogger

Omgkitkatbeauty

A Vibrant Day

Supernova MUA

Beauty by Burdess

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 Do check out these lovely lady’s blogs!

xo Sandy

Review: Baroness Vitamin C Mask Sheet

Hello my loves! Today’s post is a review of the Baroness Vitamin-C Mask Sheet. I bought this as Forever 21 for $1.90. This sheet mask is made in Korea. When I came across these mask sheets in Forever 21, I was super excited because I’ve always wanted to try sheet masks but never came across them in any stores.  There seemed to be a ton of different options for the masks, and I would have gone through them more but I saw them while I was in line to check out and didn’t want to hold up the line browsing haha.

I picked  up the Vitamin-C one because I’ve read that Vitamin-C is good for your skin and can have a brightening effect. Here’s what the packaging says:

“Baroness Vitamin-C highly concentrated nourishing mask sheet contain Vitamin C extracts which help to brighten, regenerate and hydrate skin. It heals, reduce inflammation,and blemishes, leaving skin looking nourished, brighter and rejuvenated.”

How to Use

1. After cleansing, dry face thoroughly.

2. Apply mask sheet onto face.

3. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.

4. Remove mask and pat face with fingertips gently. Do not need to rinse, allowing for further absorption.

The sheet mask in all it’s glory:Don’t be alarmed! It’s not a monster, it’s just me lol. 

I applied the mask after I took a shower, and left it on for 20 minutes. When I first took the mask out of the packaging, I was surprised at how soaked it was with product. It was very wet. After I took it off, I applied my regular nighttime moisturizer on top of the residue from the mask. I didn’t notice any effects on my skin immediately after. The next morning, I did feel like my skin felt softer but didn’t notice any brightening effects.

Although I didn’t notice any significant changes in my skin after using this mask, I still think it was a fun/relaxing experience. It’s definitely a cheap thrill and I would pick up a different one the next time I’m at Forever 21.

Have any of you tried products from Baroness? What are your favorite sheet masks?

Thanks for reading! 🙂

xo Sandy