Friday, August 15, 2014

Beauty Box 5: radiant and remarkable August 2014


Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty subscription box with 5 cosmetics samples deliver directly to your door for $12 a month or select a subscription plan that best works for you. For more info read my previous post here.


This months box is all about the golden days of summer that are coming to an end, but you're still shining! Adding the finishing touches to carry your carefree attitude well into the fall. Embrace beaming skin, dazzling lips, and lustrous locks to keep your glow going!


La Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes $19.99  for 48 packets- Oil free makeup remover wipes that effortlessly dissolve even the most stubborn makeup without the greasy mess, even waterproof mascara. Great for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers.

I love La Fresh Travel Lite Wipes for when I travel or workout. It's the perfect wipes for when on the go. So easy and convenient without leaving a greasy feeling. I will definitely be taking these next week for my vacation in Hawaii.


Style Essentials Nail Polish $7.00 for 4 Nail Polish Collection- such a pretty teal color that dries fast. The collection is called A Touch of Teal Collection.


Purlisse Pur-protect SPF 30 $55.00 for 1.7 oz- a lightweight moisturizer that has the perfect SPF to protect your pretty little face without leaving the greasiness. Great for sensitive complexions.

Leaves the face feeling very moisturize and has a great scent to it. I will definitely be taking it to my trip next week!


Nanacoco Lip Gloss $3.99 for 0.22 fl oz- a lipgloss packed with full of pigments and vitamin E to keep your pout nourished without the stickiness.

I got it in the color Secret Crush- a beautiful soft pinky nude color with small gold shimmer to it and very pigmented. It would go great with a smokey eye. Leaves the lips very moisturized and not sticky at all. Loving the formula!



Novex Brazilian Keratin $19.50 for 2 lbs- an intensive extra deep hair care cream treatment that works on all hair types, so you can renew and reinforce your strands right away. Leaves hair smooth and shiny.

Super exited to try this after I come back from my trip. I will be in the water and in the sun 80% of my trip so my hair will definitely be in need of a good treatment.

I am loving my August Beauty Box 5! So many favorite products in this month box because they will come in handy for my family vacation next week in Hawaii!! Can't wait to put them all to use!!!

xoxo,
Meya

FTC Disclaimer: Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mentioned it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255. "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beauty Box 5: defining moments July 2014

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty subscription box with 5 cosmetics samples deliver directly to your door for $12 a month or select a subscription plan that best works for you. For more info read my previous post here.


This month is all about celebrating the events that make us the amazing women that we are today! Whether these moments are milestones like graduating college and earning your first big paycheck, or small victories like learning how to gracefully walk in heels or finding the mascara you can't live without, treasure your accomplishments and be ready for the next one!


Hask Argan Oil Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment $2.49 for 1.75 oz- an intense deep conditioning hair treatment. It strengthens, restores and smooths dry, damaged hair.

My favorite product this month to try! My hair has been so many colors and gone through so many hot tools, so it's in need of a pick me up!


Anna Naturals Glowing Mama Walnut Face & Body Scrub $10.99 for 4 fl oz- a vegan scrub infused with moisturizing botanicals for a safe and gentle exfoliation without paragons, harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances.


I love how this body scrub helps renew my skin leaving it so smooth.



 Starlooks Lip Liner $12.00- a creamy, matte, moisturizing, and full coverage lip liners. Great for all over color or outlining, lasting all day and protects you from a good lipstick's greatest foe: unsightly feathering.


I received it in the color Tickle Me Pink. It's a very pretty mauve pink with a super creamy formula that doesn't tug on the lips. It has an opaque coverage with a matte finish and long-lasting.



Body Drench Candy Licious Lips $3.99 for 0.09 oz- a lip balm that is infused with beeswax, coconut oil, and vitamin E. They have a candy flavored taste like the real thing.


I love the smell and flavored to this lip balm. I seriously apply it constantly just because how great it smells. It also leaves my lips moisturize and smooth, such a great lip balm!


 Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara $7.99 for 0.24 fl oz- a lacquered formula that delivers volume, definition and lifts lashes without smudging or flaking.



I love trying new mascaras because my lashes are super short and straight down. This mascara curls my lashes and volumes my lashes with 3 coats. I love the type of brush it comes with! One of my favorite brushes wands on mascaras.


This month Beauty Box 5 spoiled us with all the amazing products. I couldn't of asked for a better Beauty Box 5!

What products were your favorite?

xoxo,
Meya

FTC Disclaimer: Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mentioned it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255. "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"

Sunday, July 13, 2014

FOTD: Glided Ganache and Salted Caramel

I'm the kind of girl that only does her whole makeup like once a week and when I mean whole makeup I mean eyeshadow, falsies, and the whole deal. I usually don't wear any makeup Mon-Fri so when the weekend rolls around I'm excited to play with makeup. As most of you know I love my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette so once again I decided to bring it out and play with it!




Products I Used

Face
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
CoverGirl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation in Creamy Beige
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Sand 20
MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC40

Eyebrows
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes

Eyes
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Too Faced Chocolate Bar- Salted Caramel, Glided Ganache, White Chocolate
e.l.f. Studio Precision Liquid Eyeliner
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara

Cheeks
NYC Big Bold Bronzer in Manhattan
L'Oreal Project Runway Limited Edition Blush in The Muse's
Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki

Lips
Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Natural
MAC Japanese Maple Lipstick


I hope you guys like this look. Super fast and easy look to achieve it. If you would like to see any look just let me know on the comments below!


 I leave you guys with and Instagram #selfie!

xoxo,
Meya

Saturday, July 12, 2014

L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint Review, Photos, Swatches


Upon first glance of the L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints they reminded me of the new Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks. If you would like to see the review on those click here. But after playing around with them I noticed they reminded me more of the OCC Lip Tarts.

Glazed Lip Paints $3.99 for 0.40 fl. oz give the intense pigmented appearance of a lipstick, with the ease and glossy finish of a lipgloss. The Glazed Collection comes is six different shades.They provide long-lasting, hyper gloss, and ultra rich color to the lips. They contain vitamin E and peppermint oil.


Babydoll is described as a cool tone bubble-gum pink.


The applicator is plastic with an angle tip. 



Babydoll is such a pretty bubblegum pink. Makes me feel so girly when I wear it.


Coy is described as a medium lavender.


Coy is such a fun, pretty shade!


Hot Mess is described as a medium coral.


Hot Mess is a great orangy color and great for summer. 


Pin-Up is described as a bright cool toned red.


Pin-Up is an intense sexy red color.

Overall I'm super impressed by these products. They are really pigmented like the Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipsticks and super shiny. The best way to applied them would be with a lip brush. Trying to apply it straight from the product applicator can get kinda messy and be applied a little uneven. A little product goes a long way. The formula is really runny like the OCC Lip Tarts which is why it works best with a lip brush. The Glazed Lip Paints have a minty smell and taste like it too. I am loving these Glazed Lip Paints!!!

Which shade is your favorite?

xoxo,
Meya

Thursday, July 10, 2014

MAC Retro Matte Relentlessly Red Lipstick Photo, Review, Swatches


Relentlessly Red is described as a bright pinkish coral with a matte finish.


I own nothing like this color. The color is so unique and pretty. It's a bright medium coral-red on me. It has an opaque color payoff and the consistency is drying. I highly suggest exfoliating and moisturizing the lips before wearing it out. There is a drag of product when applying it so you need to be careful and make sure to apply it evenly. It did leave a stain behind and wears for hours. I'm so happy I decided to pick this shade up!!

xoxo,
Meya

Thursday, July 3, 2014

MAC Blankety Lipstick Photos, Review, Swatches


Where has Blankety been all my life!? ok I'm being a little dramatic but seriously!!!


Blankety is described as a soft pink beige with an amplified finish.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

DIY 4th of July Necklace Shirt

So I'm back with another DIY 4th of July shirt. This time I wanted to make something more girly for my princess. If you haven't seen my other DIY shirt that I made for my son click here. I got this idea from A Couple of Craft Addicts I saw it on Pinterest but like I mentioned on my last post there wasn't a full tutorial on it so I decided to make one.


DIY 4th of July Shirts

When there's any type of holiday coming up I like to do something fun with my kids. Every 4th of July we have a family tradition and we head out to the Del Mar Fair in San Diego. Unfortunately, this year will be our last year because we will be moving to Japan at the end of the year. Also, this year the boy won't be here to celebrate it with us. He was supposed to be back from deployment since the beginning of June but they keep pushing it back, you just never know with the military. 

I am a big fan of Pinterest! I like to spend time on there looking at the great ideas people come up with but one thing I hate is when pins direct you to no where. When I saw a pin on this cute 4th of July shirt I knew right away I wanted to do it with my son. Unfortunately, when I clicked on the pin to direct me to the post it took me no where. I really wanted to see what products worked best because depending on the materials depends how good your craft turn out. I decided to make a post with the materials that worked best for me and let you guys know where I got them from.