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!

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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!

Unboxing :: My New Chikuhodo Z-1 Powder Brush

Ok, ok…. I got one! I mentioned I wanted to try out different artisan Japanese brush brands. I adore my Kashoen, and although my Sephora Hakuhodo collab brushes I wouldn’t consider true Hakuhodos, they are created by them. There is also Suqqu as well. So I wanted to purchase a few things from Beautylish (they have Wayne Goss Brushes there) I actually ended up originally just getting a Liquid Lippie from Jeffree Star (Doll Parts) and I also picked up a Sisley Quad Eyeshadow palette. Sadly the color of the palette was completely different then what they sent me. And since their makeup is HELLA EXPENSIVE, and my new YSL Palette had the exact same colors I returned it . I want to say,I hate returning cosmetics, but this was completely Beautylish’s error and I never touched it other then to open the quad to inspect it, and Lord it was expensive.

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SO I exchanged it for a Chikuhodo Brush! I was trying to figure out which one exactly I wanted. I was torn between  the Passion Series PS-1 Powder,Makie Series MK-1 Powder,GSN Series GSN-1 Powder and the Z Series Z-1 Powder. At first I saw drawn to the larger ones but I decided on the Z-1 because it looked like it would also be great for my powder contours as well. Also being very soft was the best for sensitive skin.

I will say one thing. Although it was Beauylish’s error they were easy to work with and return the product. So so far I am happy with their customer service.

Ok, so I got my package today! so here are the pics and then my initial thoughts on the brush.

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This was a giant box for the brush, which I guess was to ensure it arrived safely

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Initial thoughts at this point was they need to step up their packaging game. If you remember my Kashoen unboxing post, their packaging was on point. This was packaged like it was a drugstore brush.

and the brush!

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Aside from my disappointment in the packaging (I don’t think that was from Beautylish. I think that was all on Chikuhodos end), my initial reactions where positive. The handle is very pretty and elegant, and OMG the bristles. The softest bristles I have ever experienced. The bristles of this brush are Gray Squirrel.

Info on this brush (from Beautylish’s website)

  • The Z Series Z-1 is a powder brush with bristles made from the hair of gray squirrel. The bristles are 45mm in length, with the total length of the brush being 160mm.

I haven’t used it yet but I will tomorrow. Expect a proper review very soon! I am super excited to try this brush out! ❤

Unboxing :: 2 Fragrances from Anthropologie

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I went into Anthropologie this week and whenever I go there I always make a beeline to their little Fragrance area. I fell in love with a bunch of fragrances but I behaved and only bought 2.

I got English Rose from Royal Apothic, and She Found Quiet in His Wild from Fictions

I will probably do a review on these soon so I won’t go to much into them. But they are both very lovely floral fragrances with a touch of much. English rose is, well more rose fragranced, and The one from fictions is a little brighter, and fruitier.

The packaging for these both was really lovely. English rose came in a velvet lined wooden box, and the fictions fragrance came in a packaging that resembled a book!

the pics….

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I adore the bottle.

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What I found really clever was the information on the perfumer and graphic artist of the packaging was presented as a removable bookmark within the package

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I think these both will make great summer scents, and I can’t wait to wear them!

Kashoen Brush Unboxing

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I got the rest of my Kashoen Brushes. I ordered these from ALEXICIOUS which is an amazing company with high end products from Japan. They have everything, including Kashoen Brushes. I could be wrong but I think its one of the only places to get them online.

I am a huge sucker for makeup brushes, and I wanted to do a small order to see how these worked, before I invested a lot more in a more full set.

I got a small makeup brush set (that comes in a pretty pink silk pouch) and a cleanser brush. I have the Cleanser brush set from Tatcha (WHICH I AM LOVING!), and read that the cleansers are good for powder and bronzer, thus why I got a second!

I am going to show you how they come because good golly the packaging is just STUNNING and I am a sucker for packaging!

The Kashoen Cleanser Brush

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This is a beautiful wooden box, that has the name and decal etched onto the box, it has some designs on the side too! So lovely! And ensures it arrives safely! ❤

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after opening the box.

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Wrapped in rice paper

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I got the one with the red handle because I just fell in LOVE with the color!

The bristles are super duper soft, and it is such a pleasure to hold. I like the little chain so I can hang it while it dries. Love love LOVE!

Little Hana Basic Brush Set

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The box.

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You can barely see, but the paper has the pretty floral decal printed in pale pint all over it.

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After you open the box. The attention to detail when it comes to packaging these is insane.

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Outside of the silk pouch. It’s a pretty ballet shoe pink.

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Inside.

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The Brushes

  • Cheek Powder Brush
  • Eye Shadow Applicator
  • Eye Shadow Brush
  • Comb and Brow
  • Lip Brush

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And here is the set put together.

I haven’t had a chance to try the makeup set set. It is a very petit set, perfect for my bag or travel. If I love them I may invest in the larger more extensive set in the future! But I am OBSESSED with the cleanser brushes!

I am also wanting to try some Hakuhodo, and Chikuhodo brushes as well. so I may get those in the future as well.

I hope you enjoyed this unboxing! ❤

UNBOXING ::LES MERVEILLEUSES DE LADUREE Rose Petal Blush and Pot

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Most of us have seen this beauty before. I won;t get to into the details of LES MERVEILLEUSES DE LADUREE but I will say I finally got my hands on the coveted Rose Petal Blush!

I decided to do an unboxing entry for this, since the boxes where so pretty and its a unique item.

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Boxes are just gorgeous!

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The larger box housed the pot. Its a pretty little plastic container for the blush.

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Cameo of I believe, Marie Antoinette.

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Petals come in this beautiful lilac pouch.

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The petals are so pretty! And I just love the color!

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Look at that beautiful color!

Overall I love the concept. Its so pretty, and I have been coveting this forever! Also the pigment is nice and rich, and overall I to say I am loving this. I also love the whimsey of the characters.

 

I will post a proper review of it soon!

So yes, super love/loved it all.

Unboxing – My Kashoen Brush set from Tatcha

Ok ok, I think its safe to say I positively adore Tatcha products. I also LOVE makeup brushes and cleansing brushes. So when I learned about this limited edition set from Tatcha that features a Kashoen cleansing brush I was so there!

For those of you unfamiliar with Kashoen brushes, they are handmade brushes from Japan, that have been being made since 1883. Their brushes are divine, and I got to feel one (my friend has one) and i have been dying for a few ever since. I could go on and on about them and their brushes, but you can visit their site to learn more. I had ordered a few from Japan (just a small order) and I wanted to get an additional cleanser because I heard they are also perfect for loose powder. so when I saw this set from Tatcha I was so excited!

I also ordered a travel size of their Dewy Mist because I wanted to try it out, and they also sent me a freebie of their rice enzyme powder, which is amazing for cleansing (and perfect use for this brush!)

I love getting their packages because everything is so pretty. They put this pretty purple tape on the outside, so I always know which package is theirs!

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Their invoices are always so beautiful. They print it on beautiful rice paper.

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Another nice touch, a handwritten thank you letter on the bottom of every invoice. ❤

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Love this stuff, very nice freebie!

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So excited to try this out! I threw it straight into my purse!

I also got some samples too. One of the Indigo recovery cream. I like having samples of this because they are perfect for travel. Especially if I am only going out of town for 2-3 days. A sample lasts me that long. I also got their eye cream, and cleansing oil.

OK onto the Brush set! They call it Polished, and I think it is such an appropriate name!

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This is a REALLY  nice box

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OK first, excuse my messy kitchen counter, but if I tried to unbox this anywhere else my cats would get in the way….remember the last time. Also here is a picture of the instructions, and that tiny little hand knotted package is the brush. How beautiful!!!!

Also did I mention how nice the box is, its so nice!

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OMG you guys, this is the prettiest, sweetest, softest brush! I can’t wait to use her! Those Bristles are like the soft belly hair of kitten angels!

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The Lacquered bowl. This is made to be used with the Rice cleanser, which is so fun they made this set for that!

And Finally…….

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The set put together. How PRETTY!! I am in absolute LOVE!!

I need to clean off a space on my counter, so for right now I put it back in its sturdy box, but I should have this set up in the next few days!

I am so in love! I will write a proper review once I really get to using this brush. And I can’t wait for my other brushes to arrive as well!