Summer Walmart Beauty Box

Hi my lovelies! Today I’m sharing with you the latest Walmart Beauty Box for summer. If you’re not familiar with the Walmart beauty box, it is a quarterly box of beauty related samples that is free with $5 shipping. There are sometimes full-sized items in the boxes too. This is the fourth box I’ve received so far. Keep reading to find out what I got!

What I Got

St Ives Green Tea Scrub 

Clear Complete Care Anti-Dandruff shampoo

Dove Go Fresh Revitalize body wash

NYC Liquid Lipshine (Fashion Ave Fuchsia, full size)

Nivea Moisturizing Cream

Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen Lotion (spf 70)

You & I One Direction fragrance sample

Jergens Natural Glow moisurizer

Ecotools, Real Techniques, Essential Tools $2 coupons

Overall Thoughts

So there was one full sized item in this season’s box and the rest are sample sizes. I have tried the NYC Liquid Lipshines before and think they are pretty good glosses with good pigmentation, so I’m pleased to get a new shade but I also wish it was something I’ve never tried before. The St Ives Green Tea scrub is also something I’ve tried before and liked, so I’ll definitely use this up. I think the only reason I didn’t repurchase it is because I thought it was pricy for the amount of product you get. The Dove bodywash is a repeat item, I also got it in my Spring box. Not cool! I’m not particularly excited by the perfume sample, the Jergens foil packets, or the Nivea moisturizing cream. I’m a fan of Clear shampoos but I also have a few other shampoo samples of theirs to use up as well. The sunscreen sample will come in handy when I travel in a few weeks, so that’s nice. Overall, I’m not excited by this season’s box at all. It’s probably the most bleh box of theirs I have received so far. I’m not saying that all the products are bad or I won’t use them, but I’m just not impressed.

Are you subscribed to the Walmart beauty box? Did you get the same stuff as I did?

As always thank you so much for reading! 🙂

xo Sandy

Favorite “My Lips But Better” Shades TAG

Hello my dears! If you are in the states I hope you are having a great holiday! I’m trying to resist all of the online Memorial Day sales and failing miserably haha. I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in awhile, I was kind of busy and also having trouble coming up with ideas for blog posts. I’m happy to be back and share with you some of my favorite “my lips but better” lipstick shades. These are easy to throw on shades that enhance my natural lip color. And since I’m curious what your favorite “my lips but better” shades are, I thought I might as well turn this into a tag! 🙂 The rules are simple: pick as many of your favorite “my lips but better” shades as you like and tag as many (or few) bloggers as you like!

Shades & Swatches

L to R: Brave, Syrup, Patisserie, Pops, Lovely Mocha, Honey, Zurich

MAC Brave (satin) A natural pinky mauve shade.

MAC Syrup (lustre) A sheer plummy mauve shade.

MAC Patisserie (lustre) A sheer nudey pink shade with a slight hint of shimmer.

NYX Butter Lipstick Pops A pinky mauve with a lot of shine.

L’oreal Glossy Balm Lovely Mocha A pinky brown shade with a lot of shine.

Revlon Balm Stain Honey A deep pinky mauve shade with a lot of shine (stains the lips as well).

NYX Soft Matte Lipstick Zurich A matte pinky brown shade.

I think my favorite out of all of these is MAC Brave.

I tag:

Always, Bree

Glam With Sam

Alice’s Wonderland

Sober Ramblings About Life and Makeup

Stashmatters

Jaanethough

Styled With Joy

Filipino Inside Out

The World of Cos

Plus+Beauty

Not Quite London

Little Rants

Thank you so much for reading guys! I’m looking forward to reading your posts! 🙂

xo Sandy

Ulta 40% Revlon, Almay, Physician’s Formula, Maybelline this week 

Get thee to Ulta! This sale typically happens twice a year. It’s going on in-store and online through Saturday 4/18. I’m a little disappointed NYX isn’t included this time, it usually is and I was really looking forward to getting a bunch of their makeup. Oh well 😦 What will you be hauling? I’ll definitely be getting the Maybelline Fit Me concealer, I’m looking forward to trying it since I’ve heard it’s so good.

Photo Cred: ulta.com. Shout out to nouveaucheap.blogspot.com for posting about it on Instagram, I didn’t get an email about it like usual.

-Sandy ❤

Top 5 Spring Lipsticks

Hi ya’ll! Today I’m sharing with you my picks for spring lipsticks. I’m doing this in collaboration with the lovely Merisa of Monogrammed Magnolias. Go check out her picks as well! 🙂 We will be doing a Spring series for the month of April, so tune in each Friday for a new post!

So I’ll start off and say that I cheated a bit (sorry Merisa!). I started picking my favorite lipsticks for spring and they ended up being all MAC lipsticks (which I guess isn’t surprising because I’m slightly obsessed with them). I had to show some love to my drugstore lipsticks as well, so I have a top 5 from MAC and a top 5 from the drugstore.

Top 5 MAC Lipsticks for Spring

Pink Nouveau (Satin) A bright medium pink with a satin finish.

Asian Flower (Sheen Supreme) A purply pink shade with a lot of shine.

Ravishing (Cremesheen) A warm peach shade.

Craving (Amplified) A mauve-y berry shade, very creamy.

Flat Out Fabulous (Retro Matte) I don’t know how to describe this one-it’s kind of a dark purply pink. Maybe magenta or fuschia? Haha sorry for the bad description! This lipstick is very matte and drags across your lips when you apply it, but I still love it despite that. It’s such a fun color.

  Top 5 Drugstore Lipsticks for Spring

Rimmel Kate 06 This is a bright coral color. It is very opaque and creamy, and gives off a sheen.

Milani Fruit Punch This is a pinky coral color. It;s lighter and pinker compared to Kate 06 by Rimmel. It is also very creamy, opaque, and gives a little bit of shine.

Maybelline Matte lipstick Lust for Blush A very wearable cool toned pink with a matte finish.

Rimmel Provocalips I’ll Call You A medium neutral pink shade. It looks warmer in the tube then it does when it’s on my lips.

NYX soft matte lip cream Prague A purply berry shade with a matte finish.

Thanks for reading! What are your picks for Spring lipsticks?

Check back next Friday for our Top 5 Spring Nail Polishes!

xo Sandy