Beauty, First Impressions, Haul, SALE, subscription boxes

Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2017

This is my first season getting the Walmart Beauty Box, which is a quarterly subscription for $5 a box or $20 a year. You are only paying for shipping and nothing for the actual products inside. Let’s face it though. Companies give out samples for free, why do we pay for them? I’m glad that with Walmart I am only paying shipping and everything in this season’s box is worth the money that I paid. I didn’t get any makeup samples, which I am not mad at. I actually like getting more of the other stuff like skin care and hair care more than makeup. Please tell me that I’m not the only one?

The theme of this season’s box is Trendsetter, which looking at the items in the box, I don’t get it. Are these that popular or unique of items? I’m still happy with it and the box is really sturdy. I’m going to reuse it for something. I’m not going to throw it out. I just don’t get the theme of the box.

The paper is so pretty! I want to do something with it. I am saving that for sure. Also, today is my 25th birthday, so this is like a little birthday treat to me. 🙂

Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials 48H Deodorant

deodorant

I have used this before and I really like it. I’m trying to use more natural deodorants, but I’m not going to waste this. I will use it, especially since my degree Woman’s spray irritates my underarms if I use it every day. I’ve been putting down my Lush powder deodorant first and then spraying the Degree on top. I like to put my natural deodorant underneath my remaining aluminium deodorants. This little guy goes for $1.02.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Luminous Hydration Facial Oil

I have tried the original version of this dry oil and I remember loving it. It was around $20 for 1 fl oz, which is cheaper than the more luxury oils on the market. I feel like it moisturized my skin well. I’m curious to see what is the difference with the luminous version. You only need about three drops of oil to cover your whole face or at least mine. I can see this lasting a week or two. I’m going to use a baby syringe I have lying around to drop it onto my face. Approximate value is $0.33.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Facial Moisturizer

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I haven’t tried their moisturizer, so this will be a nice sample to try out. I feel like you can get a few days out of this packet if you used it night and day. I think I’ll get a week of nightly use. Approximate value is $0.90.

Colgate Optic White Radiant Toothpaste

toothpaste

I am really excited to try this toothpaste. I have been seeing it all over Youtube and I heard that it’s a really great whitening toothpaste. I have a toothpaste mini that I am currently working on, but when that one is done, I will take this one out on a test drive to see if it is worth the money. I don’t like to spend a ton on toothpaste, so if I like it, I’ll wait for a coupon to go with it before I buy it. I’m sad there is no coupon and just an insert. Approximate value $1.74

Biore Baking Soda Acne Scrub

Face

I’m weary of these gimmicky products from Biore. The charcoal one wasn’t very good. I hope this one is better. I will use it in my shower once I have finished my Kate Summerville scrub. I like to use scrubs in my shower, since they can be a bit messy at the sink. I look forward to trying this one out and it is a decent size. Approximate value $1.47

John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Moisturizing Conditioner

conditioner

I love the John Frieda Frizz Ease line, especially the serum. Once I finish off my current conditioner, I will be using this guy up. I like usually like my shampoo and conditioner to match, but I have a couple of shampoos with no matching conditioner. Usually, I run out of the shampoo before the conditioner. LOL. I think I also accidentally bought two shampoos one time instead of a matching set. Opps! Approximate value $0.97

Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultra Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

I enjoy a matching set, so I am glad that I have this to try out when I am out of my shampoo and conditioner and want a mini but not a foil packet. I am so lazy when it comes to foil packets. Anyways, I’ve never tried this brand, but I’m not too picky when it comes to my hair. As long as the shampoo lathers and the conditioner doesn’t weigh my hair down, I will repurchase. I don’t ask for very much. Approximate value $1.37 for both

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

sample

This is just a little foil packet, so it will go rather quickly. I’m guessing at 2 to 3 uses. Hopefully, it is a decent color match. Approximate value $0.25.

Totaling up this box, it was worth $8.05, which is $3.05 more than what I paid for it. I think usually Walmart boxes are at least $5 to $10 every season. This season seems to be on the higher side and I will use everything that was sent. That is not always the case with every box, but this one scored very well for me. I would give it 3 stars, because nothing really wowed me but I will use everything that I got.

With Love ❤

Selena

Beauty, Children, Empties, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, Food, Morning Skincare Routine, Uncategorized

November Empties

Happy December Everyone!

I have a lot of posts planned for this weekend/week. I have a November Reads, Sephora Haul, and review posts coming up. My test for my class is this Friday, which I’m nervous for. I passed the practice test with an 80%, but I’m still all stressed about it. I CANNOT fail, if I do I owe my work like 500 dollars for taking the course and test. Since I did well on the practice test, I should be good. I’ve also been studying a lot. As long as I get a 75% (a passing grade), I should be good. I also might be moving! I don’t want to jinx anything, so I’ll just start my post now.

coffee

  1. International Delight Coffee Creamer in Peppermint Mocha

    coffee

  2. International Delight Coffee Creamer in Caramel Macchiato

    kitchen

  3. Great Value Double Zipper 80 Gallon Storage Bags

    nursing pads

  4. Lansinoh Nursing Pads Medium 60 Pads

    baby

  5. Munchkin Diaper Pail Refills 6 Bags

    meds

  6. Theraflu Multi-Symptom Severe Cold 6 Packets

    wipes

  7. Parent’s Choice Wipes 100 ct

    wipes

  8. Parent’s Choice Wipes 100 ct

    wipes

  9. Parent’s Choice Wipes 100 ct

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  10. Gerber Graduates Lil’ Crunchies in Veggie Dip

    body lotion

  11. Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion

    Brush

  12. Goody Hair Brush

    Body Lotion

  13. DKNY Be Delicious Pink Blossom Body Lotion

    food

  14. Gerber Veggie Pick-Ups in Diced Carrots

    children

  15. Parent’s Choice Bottle

    foundation

  16. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Build-able Luminous Foundation in W3 Nude Beige

    foundation

  17. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Build-able Luminous Foundation in W3 Nude Beige

    gel

  18. Avon So Luminous Dazzle Body Moisture Gel

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  19. L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother

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  20. L’Oreal Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother

    lotion

  21. Calgon Vanilla Swirl Body Lotion

    gel

  22. Body Nature Sweet Pea Refreshing Shower Gel

    body wash

  23. Body Nature Sweet Pea Moisturizing Body Wash

    lotion

  24. Lady Gaga Fame Black Body Lotion

    gel

  25. Avene Eau Thermale Cleanance Cleansing Gel

    body lotion

  26. Juara Candlenut Body Creme

    Body Lotion

  27. Nivea Smooth Sensation Body Lotion

    lip balm

  28. .EM Cosmetics Pillow Plush Cushiony Lip Balm in Sorbet

    eye shadow

  29. BareMinerals BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow

    Beach Spray

  30. ORIBE Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray

    acne

  31. Peter Thomas Roth Acne Spot And Area Treatment

    hair

  32. Reviv Serums RevivHair Placode Booster Serum

    primer

  33. PIXI Flawless Beauty Primer

    eye cream

  34. SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair  Age Defense

  35. Folle De Joie Perfume

    toothbrush

  36. Baby Buddy Baby’s First Toothbrush

  37. Yellow Highlighter

  38. Orange Highlighter

  39. Light Blue Pen

  40. Black Pen

  41. Pink Pen

41 items seems like a good month to me! Wow! Didn’t think that I finished that much!

With Love ❤

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, Morning Skincare Routine, Octoberfest

September Empties

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I hope you all have been enjoying the beginning of Octoberfest. Today is my dad’s birthday, so we will be celebrating later with cake. He hasn’t decided if he wants cheese cake or ice cream cake. I’m hoping for ice cream, but we will see. September was a month full of empties for me, from samples to a few full sized products. I finished 8 samples and 8 full sized products. It is a mix of everything, so here we go.

Cafe Bustelo Estilo Espresso Espresso Style, 1 Kcup

Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla, 1 Kcup

The Original Donut Shop Coffee, 1 Kcup

Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend, 1 Kcup

Maybelline New York Dream Nude Airfoam With SPF 16 in 240 Natural Beige, 1.6 oz

gum

Dentyne Ice in Peppermint, 60 ct

BB Cream

L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Light, 1 fl oz

products

Amika Nourishing Mask, 0.7 fl oz

glitter eye liner

Too Faced Starry-Eyed Liquid Eyeliner in Super Freak, 0.14 oz

bath fizz

Bath Fizzer

serum

OleHenriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster, 0.5 fl oz

vitamins

Spring Valley Prenatal Adult Gummy Multivitamin, 90 ct

sample

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, sample

bb cream

Dr. Jart + Premium BB SPF 45, 0.2 fl oz

Toner

Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Pads, 90 ct

Morning cleansers

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser, 6.77 fl oz

Well, that is everything that I finished last month. Here is to another month full of empties. I already finished two full sized products, so it is already looking up to me.

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Morning Skincare Routine, Octoberfest, Reviews

If The Foundation Fits…

For Maybelline New York Fit Me! Foundation in 210 SPF 18

moisturizer

What it is: A foundation that perfectly matches your skin tone.

Key Ingredients: water, methylparaben, glycerin, proplyparaben, fragrance, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben

How it feels/smells/looks: The foundation smells sickly and not pleasant at all (granted, it is two years old, but it smelled the same way when I bought it). Thankfully, the smell goes away after an hour of wear. It feels nice going on the skin and is very blendable. It looks great at first, then you start to look a bit orange from oxidization.

Why I like it: It was nice last summer, when  I bought it and afterward it never worked for me. Maybe, it is because I am not as tan as last year. Now, I find it orange and patchy. Now that I see all the parabens, I am going to chuck it and not worry about it not actually being empty. I tried making it work by cutting it down with lotion, but the combo was making me greasy as heck. I want to purchase a different type of foundation next time. Maybe a mousse formula?

With Love,

Selena