6.16.2014

Mani Monday | Forever 21 Nail Polish Picks

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Do you ever get sucked in to those displays by the register at a store before paying?

Well I do and I have been obsessed with the polishes by Forever 21. They are cheap but very good quality and they have so many selections that I go crazy and buy 3-4 at one time which I don't intend to but you just get hooked. I'm there about to pay and I see a color I like so I browse until it is too late and I'm sucked into buying one because I say to myself, "I don't have this color yet." or "I think this will match with my one top I just bought." I know excuses, excuses but who can help it right?

Today I am sharing with you some nail polishes I am dying to get my hands on and will be looking out for when I pop into Forever 21 again.

First is Cream which I need because I don't have a basic nude anymore.The next one is Goddess Glitter and this is a pretty golden polish that is glittery which I have been looking for. After that is Peachy Keen and can you believe I have never owned a peach color so I think it is about time I pick one up. The one after that which looks similar to the one before is Island Mango and again I don't have one in my collection nor have I ever seen a color like this and plus it reminds me of summer and I still want it to be summer so that's my justification in needing that color.

In the second row I choose Lavender Dream because of how light and pretty it was and I don't have color as dark as this lavender shade. The second one is another purple which is Sugar Plum and I think it is so pretty for now and up until the Fall season which is good so I could wear year round and also the name reminds me of ballet so that is another reason. Next is Sea Foam and I have seen this on the site before but I can never find it in person and I am determined to get it in store one of these days because it is such  a pretty blue and I like that it is more green because the polishes I have are more on the blue side so I figured this would be a nice mix. Lastly, Pink Cupcake and this has to be my favorite and I am definitely picking this one up next when I go because it is the perfect pink plus it has sparkles and glitters in it and makes it the most prettiest and feminine shade. I have nothing like it and was memorized as soon as I saw it on the site plus isn't the name cute as well.

Well those are the colors and I probably have more to add later on. I hope you were as memorized by the colors as I was and if you have tried their polishes s well then I would love to know what you thought about them.

What gets you sucked in before paying for your purchases?

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6.15.2014

Happy Father's Day Daddy!


Happy Father's Day!

I wanted to wish my dad a happy one on my blog this year as he has supported me and my blog and so I think he deserves a shout out for that. He is always encouraging me to blog, critique my pictures, give opinions and suggestions and just overall motivates me to pursue what I love which is to blog. I saw so many Father's Day gift guides but I didn't want to do one so instead I did this and to express what I felt.

A bit of a throwback, the first photo was my pre-school graduation which was back in 1997 I believe. I don't remember this really anymore but it was nice to have the memory. The second picture was me in 1st grade and I'm pretty sure this might have been Father's Day but I don't really know. Of course he is by his computer and that is where he is until now and no matter what house we live in it is always there. Again hope you have a fantastic Father's Day Daddy!

I hope you and your dad have a wonderful Father's Day!

What are you doing for your dad today?

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6.14.2014

Unboxing | June BDJ Box x Benefit Exclusive


I am so excited to be posting about my first ever BDJ Box. This is my first month receiving my box even though I paid for it a while back but because of how in demand these boxes are you have to wait first come first serve and I'm glad I did and got lucky because it was a Benefit exclusive box! I really wanted the March box because it was a Benefit exclusive also and that was pretty much what sold me as well as the unboxing of other bloggers so I of course had to sign up to see what all the fuss was about. As soon as I saw the packaging was Benefit I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to open it but sadly I had stuff to do that day so it had to wait until I got home. Now let's see what is inside because I know I would be curious.

Let the beauty begin!


So I lifted the sleeve to reveal the actually box which is a pretty color scheme. I like that they put a sleeve to have their original box but also have these unique sleeves every month to celebrate what's inside if it is a certain theme or something.


Upon opening the lip I am greeted with the card that has all the information on it. I like reading the welcome message first and then opening to see what's inside. I usually look after to connect the products on the card. I don't know why but I like seeing what I got before reading about it.


When opening the brochure you are greeted with the products that are in this month's box and the prices for the full size ones if I ever want to buy one. I read everything on the card after I've looked inside because I really like knowing the product before trying it.


A cute little thing that I've seen on other blogs is that the box comes with stickers that have different messages to inspire you which is nice and I love they have a contest with it which I have to try and do and isn't it a lovely message. I think that is a unique idea and I have never seen a box who does that so that is a nice touch they added whoever came up with it.


Now for the exciting part which is the unveiling. I unwrapped the nicely covered tissue paper to revel all the Benefit goodies. My initial reaction was happy but I was kind of hoping for a full size of something. I mean the box was full of samples to a brand I've been wanting to try for months and months now but I thought it would have a big surprise as well inside. I can't complain though since the prices are a bit pricey and I didn't pay as much for this. I did like how it was packaged and I love the curly ribbons but I don't know why. To me, they make it more special and it seems like a present maybe I will get tired of them if I have a lot but right now I'm amused and think they are a fun thing.

Benetint 
This original rose-tinted stain is kiss-proof, see-through color for lips and cheeks that lasts for hours.  Wear it under your favorite lipstick or lip gloss to amp up the staying power of your lip color, and under a highlighter on cheeks for a healthy, dewy glow. Just the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle!
Sample Size 2.5 ml / 0.08 US fl.oz 
Full Size 12.5 ml / 1700php  
The first product was the original Benetint which I wanted to try after hearing so many people rave about it. I also never had used a stain or a lip and cheek stain so this was something new I can experiment with and the color is just so pretty. I really liked the story behind this tint and how it got famous which I learned through a Benefit talk I attended. It is a god size to try out and very handy to throw in the makeup bag if I end up liking it.

Lollitint
This candy-orchid tint treats lips and cheeks to a "pop" of dreamy sweetness. For a natural, rosy glow, just brush three strokes on the apple of your cheek and blend quickly with your fingertips. It is the flirtiest flush you can get from a bottle and it' smudge-proof, smooch-proof color lasts from day to night.Talk abut stain power!
Sample Size 2.5 ml / 0.8 US fl oz 
Full Size 12.5 ml / 1700php 
The next tint which is Lollitint was a product I have seen a lot lately since it just launched and a lot of bloggers I follow have been reviewing it so I'm glad I get to see the fuss as well. It is such a pretty color and I think I am going to try it before the other one as this is more of my color. I love the packaging and the color of this nd again look how cute and tiny it is.

Big Easy in 03 Light / Medium
Two reasons why this is bigger than ordinary BB's: first, it balances moisture and  controls oil, second, the cushiony liquid-to-powder formula melts in like a cream, yet finishes lightweight and velvety like a powder. This multi-balancing complexion perfecter self-adjusts to your shade to even out skintone and conceal imperfections.
Sample Size 3.0ml / 01 US Fl.oz
Full Size 35 ml / 2,000php
The Big Easy was something I have been debating on getting as I like BB creams and I'm glad Benefit came out with this one as it is something I was looking for. It has so many shades to chose from and the packaging is so cute. I got the shade light/medium which I feel is perfect for me and plus it is oil-free which I need and try and find products that don't have any oil as I am oily enough and don't want to add to that. I'm excited to try this and see how well it does for me.

Porefessional PRO Balm
This lightweight balm contains a Vitamin E derivative to help achieve translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. Suitable for all skin tones and can be used under or over makeup, this oil-free primer will smoothen any open pores to make it glowing and absolutely flawless.  
Sample Size 3.0ml /0.1 US fl.oz
Full Size 22ml / 1,600php

The Porefessional is something I have heard so many things about and it is now my turn to see how well it actually is. I haven't used a primer yet and I'm glad this is the first as it is something I think I could use. I even heard I could use it alone or with a little bit of powder and it works so I hope it lives up. I really want to try and see how it works for me!

Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in I'm so Money Honey
Embrace the flawless you through this new oil-free brightening liquid foundation that builds from light to medium coverage for a natural complexion you can believe in. What's more, it has hydrating benefits and an oil-free formula your skin will love. Perfect for an all-day radiant look, this was named wow for a reason. 
Sample Size 3.0ml/0.1 US fl.oz
Full Size 30 ml / 1,900php
This foundation looked like it was perfect for my skin tone and I was in the market to trying another foundation. I only have two right now which is why I wanted to explore and this is perfect to try first so when I use it and it matches then I can buy a full size. I want to see what I like better the Big Easy or this because I am lazy sometimes with my makeup and want to be quick so I want to see what I will be liking more and the coverage of both. I hope to do a comparison post in the future to see the differences.

Fake Up Concealer in 02 Medium
This crease-control concealer with Vitamin E and apple seed extract - hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra-natural look. You can also use it to touch up throughout the day. It won't cake, crease or settle, so no more worries for your eye area! 
Sample Size 0.5 g Net wt. / 0.01 oz 
Full Size 3.5 g / 1600php
I always wanted to try a Benefit concealer after seeing so many reviews saying it gets rid of dark circles and doesn't crease which I need so this is perfect for me. The packaging is so cute as well and even the sample size is in the cute packaging and perfect for travel size. This again is the right color and I hope to see it do something for my dark circles as it suggests. I think this is the most exciting thing i want to try because I like finding new concealers.  

They`re Real Mascara  
This power mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates. It contains a jet-black, long-wearing formula that won't smudge or dry out. Perfect for a quick and easy daytime to nighttime look. Its specifically designed brush made with precision bristles reveals lashes you never knew you had! Sample Size 30g Net wt. 01 oz 
Full Size 8.5 ml / 1300php
I don't know how long I've been wanting to try this mascara but now I finally can! I have good lashes already but I want to see them with this as I have seen it does wonders to others. I have fallen in love with mascara again now that I have found a good makeup remover and I get to try this. The brush looks good and the formula seems okay so I can't wait to see how this helps me and what it does to my lashes. This and the concealer is the most exciting for me and I don't know why but I have been focusing more on my eyes than usually which is a transition for me. I will let you know my thoughts as soon as I try it on!


The last thing that came in the box was two vouchers that I will be using I hope and the Benefit Spring 2014 catalog which I already browsed through and made a mental wish list of what I want to get as well as the ones I already got. I really love the design of it and think it is really cute but the packaging is always so what do I expect. I liked that they included it and I like my reading material.


So this everything I received in my June BDJ box and I am quite impressed with my first box! I think I will keep subscribing and see how this goes because I have loved my Glamourbox so I thought it was time to branch out and see the market a little more. I do think they could have added one full size item to make the box a real success but I understand it might not be a possibility now but maybe in the near future and maybe another Benefit box with different samples to really try it out because this is the second one and it looks impressive. Other than that I think this was a great way to try Benefit and since it is my first time to both BDJ Box and Benefit I'm glad I get to lose my Benefit virginity because of you. I'm really excited to try these and dip my toes in some more products in the future.

I hope to do the seven day challenge that was on the back of the card starting Monday but I'm still unsure what to do it on and what to choose first so if you'd like me to do a first impression which I've always wanted to do let me know. I will be reviewing all my favorites as soon as I try and test each one for a while so get ready for some Benefit reviews coming here on my blog. I would also like to know what Benefit product is your favorite and if it is one that I received or another one that I need to try immediately. I'd love to know since I'm new to trying this brand.

You can get your own BDJ Box for 580php here and you can follow them on facebook, twitter and instagram. Also you can follow Benefit Philippines on facebook, twitter and instagram as well.

What did you think of the June BDJ Box if you received one?

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