UNBOXING :: Beautycon Kandee Johnson Summer 2016 Box

I got my Beautycon box today and I am super duper excited! It as filled with some amazing stuff! ❤ I wouldn’t expect anything less from the amazing and talented Kandee Johnson! Check it out below!


What Came in the Box

  • Cover FX Contour Brush
  • Benzac Acne Solutions- Blemish Clearing Hydrator
  • La Fresh – Beauty Wipes
  • Garner Skin Active- Clearly Brighter Moisturizer
  • NYX- Ombre Lip Duo
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – in Cashmere
  • Veraspa – Gradual Tanner
  • Too Faced – Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
  • Neutrogena- Ultra Light Cleansing OIl
  • Redken- Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray
  • Smashbox – Brow tech shaping Powder
  • Promo card for the edit by Seventeen

I am really loving everything. Only thing I can’t use is the gradual tanner, but my sister will love it. I really really love Beautycon boxes, you get so much amazing stuff for so little!

I also posted a youtube video of me unboxing all of it too if you wanted to watch my weird shaped head talk about all the goodies in here!

Haul :: Random Items From Memebox.com

I wanted to buy a few different things from Memebox.com and wanted to add a few extras to bump it up to get free shipping.


The Goods

  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic 3 in 1 Nose Pack
  • Innisfree Eco Beauty Tool Ribbon Hair Band *not pictured
  • Innisfree Eco Safety Perfect Sunblock SPF50+ PA+++ 50ml *repurchase
  • I’m Meme I’m Rubycell Puff pack 5
  • Darkness Eyelashes K.Ma5
  • Darkness Eyelashes VN
  • Berrisom Oops My Lip Tint Pack Lovely Peach
  • Nooni Root Energy Cleansing Water Mini (for travel)
  • ETUDE House Tear Drop Liner #01
  • Tosowoong Platinum Miracle Skin Pore Tightening Pack

I had reviewed the pore pack recently and I fell in love, so I wanted to buy a full size! Its so amazing!

That’s my little haul. I love all the things! ❤

Subscription Box Haul :: Beauteque April Box

Beauteque boxes are great of you want to try out some Korean beauty items. I love what came in my April box.


The Goods

  • Toyoepin 2 in 1 Permanent Crazy Mini Natural False Lash
  • Seatree Air Moisture Mist
  • Baviphat Urban Dollikiss Mango Magic Brightening Mask
  • Somoon Dog Nose Pore strip pack
  • Dr. Morita Moisturizing Essence Eye Mask
  • The Saem Saemmul Easy Eyeliner

A lot of fun stuff.

The eye liner is super pigmented and glides on smooth.


also super long lasting!

Fun fun stuff!

Mini Haul :: Random Trip to the Mall

I went to the mall to exchange a product at Sephora. I got the Benefit POREfessional primer which I love, but I have to many primers, so I wanted to exchange for something I needed. Another Cleansing oil! I also ran into Neiman Marcus and picked up 2 fun products too!


The Goods

  • Tatcha Cleansing Oil
  • La Mer Cleansing Gel
  • Guerlain Terracotta Pause d’ete Bronzer

Ok, I wanted to try out La Mers cleanser forever and since I just ran of my cleanser and figured I would give it a go! Also I wasn’t planning on getting this bronzer but I walked past it when I was paying for the cleanser and I was like what is that!!?



here is a swatch


it has such a lovely warmth and shimmer to it.

So excited to use this! UGH I love Guerlain!


Small Haul ::Unboxing La Mer

Ok, so I haven’t used any La Mer products other then their amazing powder in a very long time. I wanted to try out their concealer (I heard it rivals my favorite Cleau de Peau) and I decided to also try out their famous Creme de La Mer.

I ordered online, because they gave me a $75 dollar off coupon for a first time online shopper (HUZZAH), and I also got to choose 2 deluxe samples to try as well. When I got the box in the mail (they offer free shipping which is really nice) I was surprised to see it was all gift wrapped. I am not sure if I choose to say this was gift by accident, or if they do it with any order. ANYWAYS it was fun to open this like a very nice present!


really beautiful wrapping


The Creme de La Mer and their concealer


their boxes are so nice. I am a sucker for packaging


I got the concealer in shade light, it comes with this nice package that fits into this little leather sleeve. It also comes with a brush.


And the Creme de La Mer and its little spatula. The jar is a nice heavy ceramic, and I also love the box it came in.

I decided to get the original version of the creme rather then the gel or soft creme. I like a heavier moisturizer at night. Also I have used the concealer 2 and OMG its amazing. I think it might be better then my Clea de Peau. Its alittle drier then my CdP concealer but I didn’t need to bake it, and I had NO creases all day! So love love LOVE!!!!

I have only used the creme the last 2 nevening so I don’t want to say anything until I have used it for a few weeks to get a good feel for the product, so expect a review soon!

I hoped you enjoyed this unboxing. If you have any questions or if you have any experiences with these products let me know! ❤

Haul :: Sephora April VIB Sale

I usually do 2 major orders for makeup and skincare a year, and they coincide with Sephora’s VIB sales (20% in November 15% in April). This year was a little tame for me since I bought a lot of products from other websites and stores (Neiman Marcus, Ulta, Saks, and various websites for my Korean and Japanese skincare and makeup items).

For the pictures I only have most of the items, not all. Because for some reason Sephora decided to ship my items in 3 different shipments (they have NEVER done that before so strange).

Here we go!!!!!


The Goods


  • SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
  • SK-II Facial Essence Treatment- I got the new limited edition bottle, so pretty!
  • Chosungah 22 Dual Lip Tint & Gloss in Cashmere (I did a review earlier)
  • Chosungah 22 Dual Lip Tint & Gloss in Velvet
  • Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist – I bought the travel size previously and FELL IN LOVE so I got a full size too!
  • Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream
  • Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35
  • Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
  • Touch in Sol Style Neon Super Proof Gel Liner in Burning Sunset
  • Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette in Color 3

Not pictured

  • Hakuho-do + SEPHORA PRO Wedge Sloping Powder Brush (Kusabi)
  • Hakuho-do + SEPHORA PRO Large Teardrop Pointed Powder Brush (Otsubu)
  • Hakuho-do + SEPHORA PRO Fan Cheek Brush (Ougi)Lancome Miracle CC Cushion – Color Correcting Primer in Purple
  • Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer
  • Sephora Collection Solid Clean: Solid Brush Cleaner

I have a picture of the first 2 brushes, and the YSL palette.


The boxes are really nice

I have wanted to try Hakuho-do brushes, and I have been intrigued by these for awhile. I am not expecting the works of a real Hakuho-do, but I like that they partnered with Sephora for these brushes, and guess what… they are SYNTHETIC! I had mixed feelings about that but I read and watched some reviews so I figured I would buy a few.

Also it was buy one get one free! They are limited edition so if anyone is interested I would go grab one or two before they are gone!


Sloping Powder


Large Teardrop Brush

And this amazing YSL Palette!


I really love that range of colors. Its really flattering for my brown eyes!

I also tried the Lancome cushion primer in the store, I was super impressed. I am looking forward to using that as well!

Anyway super duper excited for these! ❤


Subscription Box Haul :: Ipsy April Glam Bag

I always love getting these in the mail because their shipping envelope is so gosh darn pretty! I was also super happy with this months items!


The Goods

  • Luxie Beauty-Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush 522
  • tarte cosmetics -LipSurgence lip crème in wonder
  • pur~lisse Beauty-Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask & Blue Lotus + Seaweed Sheet Mask
  • Starlooks-Luxe Longwear Eye Pencil in Jet
  • City Color Cosmetics-Highlight Trio

Here are some swatches of the Lip Creme and the Highlighter trio


super light, the gold is really pretty. I foresee that on my eyes in the future!


good LORD do I need to keep up on my nightly hand cream

I am most excited about the face masks!! I am going to use one of them tonight!

Subscription Box Haul :: April Birchbox

Yay! The April Birchbox arrived! I was super excited for this one! Also its the prettiest one yet! Decorated by Rifle Paper Co!


How cute! ❤

The Goods


  • Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer– I was super excited about this because I have wanted to try it for the longest time. I just have so many primers, I haven’t gotten around to wanting to buy another one! So this was really great for me.
  • Juliette Has a Gun This is Not a Perfume (Perfume)
  • The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick in Guava Nice Day
  • Davines OI All In One Milk– They also sent as a bonus some shampoo and conditioner samples.
  • Acure Organics Pore Minimizing Facial Scrub

They are the goods! If anything really surprises me good or bad I will let you all know!

Haul :: Cosmetic Love – Major Sample Haul

I am in the market to try out some new items. And I LOVE cosmetic-love.com for it. They offer a large variety of sample you can purchase, and free shipping with no minimum purchase amount. Now when I mean I purchased the samples, I mean you get like 20 samples of the same product for like 3-5 dollars. This has been essential for me especially when I am trying out new items. By the time the samples are used up I know if the product is working for me or not, and if I should invest in a full size. So I got a bunch of things to try!

I also got some refills of products AND am trying a few new things as well.


The Full Sized Goods

  • Innisfree Glow Stick Tint in Color 2
  • 2 Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gels (I ran out, and I got one for me, and one for my sister)
  • Innisfree Anti Darkening Fixer
  • TonyMoly Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream
  • TonyMoly Strawberry Mushroom Sugar Scrub

onto the samples…..


OMG so many!!!! I got at least 10 of each of the little ones, and the boxes and little bottles 2-3 each)

Sample and Deluxe Sample Sizes

  • Missha Super Aqua Refreshing cleansing foam
  • Laneige Moisture trial kit – Powerful Moisture skin refiner, Balancing emulsion,water bank essence, water bank gel cream
  • ETUDE House Moistfull Collagen SkinCare Kit
  • Hera Waterin Kit– Waterin Gel Cream, Waterin Gel Serum
  • Innisfree The Green tea Seed Serum
  • Hera Hyaluronic Ampoule
  • ETUDE House Mascara Remover
  • Missha The Time Revolution Essence
  • Hera Aquabolic Water
  • Hera Age Away Emulsion

so yeah I am super duper excited to try all of these guys! If you have an experience with anything let me know! Id love to know what to expect and also love to try new things!

Subscription Box Haul :: Beauty Fix March Box

I subscribe to a few beauty boxes, and its always fun to see what you get. I just got March’s Beautyfix Box from Dermstore.com. It has a lot of fun things!


Come with….

  • Glytone Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 40
  • Dermstore travel bag
  • Nick Chaves Advanced Plump N Thick Thickening Conditioner
  • Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Thing (full size)
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo
  • Paula Choice Resist Vitamin c Spot Treatment
  • Dermstore Lip Quench Sheer Tints- Coral Sunset
  • Radical Skincare Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum

I am excited to try out The spot treatment (I have heard good things about Paula’s Choice, but I am unfamiliar with the brand). And I do love a good dry shampoo!

Also the full size of Dr Brandt’s is nice, I have all but given up hope on the brand doing anything for my skin, so maybe this product will be a redemption for them. We will see!