Show & Tell| Beauteque January “Head-to-Toe” Bag: ALL ABOUT MILK!

Hello beauties! This post is going to be an open box review of  my first Beauteque Bag!!!

ENJOY!

These items were sent to me for review consideration. I am not affiliated with ‘Beauteque’ nor am I receiving any compensation for this review. This is my 100% unbiased opinion.

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Availability: beauteque.com OR beautequemonthly.com

 

Pricing: $25.00 per bag OR $22-24/monthly subscription service

What You Get:

  • 1 Beauteque Bag
  • 6-8 full sized beauty products

What It Is & How It Works:

Beauteque’s Bags are a great way to sample high quality beauty products that are quite popular in other parts of the world in the comfort of your own home. Each bag is themed and contains products such as skin care, hair care, makeup and much more. There are 2 ways you can get your Beauteque Bag:

-MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS via Beauteque Monthly-

  • For a month-month subscription, each bag is $24. For a 3 month subscription, each bag is $24. For a 6 month subscription, each bag is $23 and for a 12 month subscription, each bag is $22. *Ships anywhere in the US, Canada or Europe. Shipping costs not included*
  • Each bag comes with 7 full sized beauty products, valued at $65-85!
  • On the 1st of every month you will receive a survey of options to select for your box. If no selections are made by the 5th of the month you will receive a pre-selected box.
  • If you would like to subscribe and would like to receive a box right away, you have until the 15th of that month to register. If you register after the 15th, your subscription service will begin the following month.

-ONE TIME PURCHASE via Beauteque.com-

  • If you don’t want a monthly subscription service and would like to purchase a Beauteque Bag only when you see one you like, then this is the option for you!
  • You can purchase current and past Head-to-Toe Bags.
  • Each Head-to-Toe Bag is $25
  • Each bag contains 6-8 full sized beauty products that you can customize and are valued at $65-85!
  • No subscription needed!

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This month’s Head-to-Toe box  is all about MILK! Did you know that milk has amazing moisturizing properties? Well now you do!

All of the items I received in my box were full sized items which is awesome for $25!

 THIS MONTH’S BOX VALUE: $66

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1. Secret Key Milk Brightening Toner, $19

This toner was quite nice. It’s a little different than the toner I’m used to because it not only helps to minimize pores, brighten and firm the skin but it does it in a very gentle and moisturizing way that I and my skin appreciate. I found that it left my skin super soft and smooth but it does take a while to dry down since it is a little bit heavier than a traditional toner.

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2. Skinfood Wildberry Milk OR Green Tea Cleansing Foam, $12 

I really enjoyed this cleanser. I wasn’t too fond of the smell and was hoping for more foam than it produced but over all it’s really gentle on the skin, gave me a squeaky clean feeling without stripping my skin of it’s natural oils.

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3. Beauty Credit OR Secret Key Milk Hand Cream, $6.50

So this cream was very…interesting to say the least. Besides it being made from DONKEY MILK, it has a very thin texture and adsorbs quickly into the skin. Didn’t moisturize that well but smelled really nice, much like Nivea cream.

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4. Milk Wash Off Sponge, $10

I found these to be quite interesting. They work well at thoroughly cleansing the skin, you’d certainly have to take your makeup off before using it. I found it hard to believe that it would exfoliate my skin because it’s such a smooth sponge but it surprisingly took off a lot of the dead skin I had built up around my nose.

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5.  Somang OR 3W Clinic Milk Mask, $3

This was hands down my favorite item! Such an invigorating and relaxing treatment. It definitely pumped a lot of moisture into my skin and left my face feeling supple and soft which I loved and it’s super affordable!

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6.  Skinfood Shea Butter Milk Lip Care Bar, $7

I really like this little lip balm but it was exactly that…LITTLE. For $7 it’s slightly over priced so I wouldn’t be in a rush to get it but it does smell really yummy and left my lips nice and moisturized.

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7.  Skinfood Milk Creamy Nail Polish, $8.50

Haven’t tried it yet but I do like the color for summer, so hopefully the pay off it nice. I do think it was kind of pricey for such a small bottle and for it to not have anything special about it besides being in a milky pastel shade it was my teals favorite out of the box.

 

BOTTOM LINE

B

I give this month’s box an B+.

I really love the fact that you can pick and choose the majority of the items you get in your box so that way you at least have some say in the products you get to try out every month. Needless to say I also liked that there a NO FOIL SAMPLES or even deluxe samples for that matter. It’s nice to get all full size products because to me that’s a real steal for $25.

While I enjoyed pretty much all the products in this box I was kind of disappointed with the theme because I felt like an entire box dedicated to dry skin wasn’t universal and didn’t cater to any other skin type than dry skin, but that’s my personal opinion. Besides that, I think this is an absolutely fabulous box. It’s a great way to sample high end beauty items that are popular in other parts of the world and would definitely consider purchasing a subscription.

Tutorial| New Years Eve: Easy Glitter Smoky

Hello my loves! I know this is super last minute but I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t end the year of with a proper NYE makeup tutorial for you guys so I managed to squeeze one out!

This is a super easy smoky eye with glitter that takes no time at all to do and is great if you’re looking for a bold, sparkly look but don’t have much time. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! SEE YOU IN 2015!

ENJOY!

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PRODUCTS USED:
EYES:
  • MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
  • Coastal Scents e/s in Earth Rose
  • MAC e/s in Swiss Choclate
  • Madison Street Beauty pigment in Bermuda Beach
  • MAC pressed pigment in Prim and Proper *LE*
  • Cherry Blossom lashes in #66
  • MAC Studio Sculpt mascara

FACE:

  • MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC42
  • LA Girl Pro Concealer in Pure Beige
  • Bare Minerals concealer in Well Rested
  • MAC MSF Natural in Medium Golden
  • NYC Mosaic Face Powder in All Over Bronze Glow
  • Coastal Scents Forever blush in Poetic
  • MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel
  • Sephora Microsmooth Baked Luminizer in Light Beam

LIPS:

  • MAC lip liner in Whirl
  • MAC Mineralize lipstick in Luxe Natural
  • NanaCoco lip gloss in Secret Crush

Favorites| My Top MAC Eye Shadows

This has been another highly requested topic for a long time! I recently posted my ENTIRE eye shadow collection earlier in the year showcasing my MAC eye shadows and many “hot pots” by Coastal Scents  However, many of you guys wanted to know more about what my favorite MAC shadows were, so here it is!

ENJOY!

Click here to view my ENTIRE EYE SHADOW COLLECTION!

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  • All That Glitters
  • Arena
  • Bamboo
  • Beauty Marked
  • Black Tied
  • Blanc Type
  • Brown Script
  • Brulee
  • Charcoal Brown
  • Cork
  • Deep Damson
  • Emark
  • Mulch
  • Naked Lunch
  • Omega
  • Plumage
  • Sable
  • Saddle
  • Sketch
  • Soba
  • Soot
  • Steamy
  • Swiss Chocolate
  • Trax
  • Twinks
  • Vanilla
  • Wedge
  • Woodwinked

My Updated Foundation Routine (2014)

A lot of you guys have been requesting an updated foundation routine from me and I finally got around to filming one. Pretty straight forward and to the point.

ENJOY!

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PRODUCTS USED:
  • MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC42
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW25
  • Bare Minerals concealer in Well Rested
  • MAC MSF Natural in Medium Golden
  • MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic
  • MAC Pro Blending Sponges

Tutorial| Soft Holiday Glam w/ 2 Lip Combos

Hi loves! Here’s a last minute holiday look that will have everyone thinking you went all out! All the glam in half the time!

This look is perfect for those of you who want something sexy and soft but still sparkly and fun. 

ENJOY!

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PRODUCTS USED:
EYES:
  • Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral Palette
  • MAC Pearlglide eye liner in Lord It Up
  • MAC e/s Blanc Type
  • NARS eyeliner in Via Veneto
  • Cherry Blossom lashes in ZOBATH
  • MAC Studio Sculpt mascara

FACE:

  • MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC42
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW25
  • Bare Minerals concealer in Well Rested
  • MAC MSF Natural in Medium Golden
  • MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Stellar *LE*

LIPS:

LIP#1 (NUDE)

  • Nicka K lip liner in Nude
  • OCC Lip Tar in Covet
  • MAC lipstick in Flesh Pot

LIP#2 (RED)

  • MAC lip liner in Burgundy
  • MAC lipstick in RiRi Woo *LE*
  • MAC lipstick in Relentlessly Red

Tutorial| Holiday Makeup: Sparkling Gold

Hi loves! I’m really trying to crank out as many holiday looks as possible for you guys because as you know I LOVE options and I definitely wanted you guys to be able to have a couple to choose from!

This look is perfect for those of you who want something light, and soft but still sparkly and fun. 

ENJOY!

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PRODUCTS USED:
EYES:
  • MAC e/s in Saddle
  • Coastal Scents e/s in Harvest Brown
  • MAC e/s Blanc Type
  • NARS Eye Paint in Iskandar
  • MAC Superslick liquid liner in Pure Show
  • Gold glitter (e.l.f. Lock & Seal to apply)
  • NARS eyeliner in Via Veneto
  • MAC e/s in Black Tied (lower lash line)
  • MAC lashes in #36
  • MAC Studio Sculpt mascara

FACE:

  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC42 (mixed with MAC Face & Body in C5)
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW25
  • Bare Minerals concealer in Well Rested
  • MAC MSF Natural in Medium Golden
  • MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic
  • NARS blush in Deep Throat

LIPS:

  • Nanacoco lip gloss in Love Affair
  • MAC lip glass in Clear Water

Tutorial| Holiday Makeup: Smoked Green

Hi beauty babes! Here’s another holiday look that would be perfect for any festive dinner or party!

This look is great for those of you who love smoky eyes or would like to try a non traditional smoky eye with color. You can totally rock this with a deep burgundy, wine or red lip to make it super festive but I decided to keep it pretty subtle yet different by pairing it with a gold nude lip.

ENJOY!

 

 

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PRODUCTS USED:
EYES:
  • Coastal Scents e/s in Oktoberfest
  • MAC e/s in Brown Script
  • MAC e/s Brulee
  • NARS Eye Paint in Snakes Eyes
  • Coastal Scents e/s in Pinehurst
  • MAC e/s in Plumage
  • MAC e/s in Arena
  • NARS eyeliner in Via Veneto
  • MAC lashes in #43
  • MAC Studio Sculpt mascara

FACE:

  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC42
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW25
  • MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter pen in Light Boost
  • MAC MSF Natural in Medium Golden
  • MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic
  • The Balm Bahama Mama bronzer
  • Coastal Scents Forever blush in Romantic

LIPS:

  • Avon Glimmersticks lip liner in Nude
  • MAC lip glass in Peachstock
  • OCC Stained Gloss in Dune