I know I’ve got a mess of other reviews to post, but I do want to get to this one first because it’s my first true promotional sample in a while, and I wanted to get on this as quickly as possible. Please note, while I like to test things for a full 2-4 weeks before reviewing, I’ve not had the opportunity to give this particular product that kind of mileage, so this is only a first impression. I’ll definitely write up an update on a later date giving my thoughts after having used this for at least a month. Please note that while Benton did send me this sample free of charge in exchange for my review, all thoughts expressed here are purely my own.
According to the information Benton sent, they are a Korean company that “is inspired by and named after the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (that movie where Brad Pitt ages backwards). They’re purpose is “to restore skin back to its original, healthy condition with healthy recipes, rather than to give temporary effects with harmful ingredients. Also, Benton presents freshly made products by sticking to small batch production.” Continue reading “First Impression: Benton Papaya-D Sun Cream”
I only recently realized I have a digestive intolerance to eggs. There’s nothing I’ve found so far to help with it aside from just avoiding eggs, and this breaks my heart. I love eggs. Every Christmas, I love to make eggs Benedict. Hard boiled eggs are one of my favorite go-to grab-and-go proteins. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem to bother me when I eat baked goods or pasta, which contain eggs. I’m guessing this has something to do with the way the proteins are broken down during the cooking process. (Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, so I have no clue.) Continue reading “Random Monday thoughts…”
I really feel like I’m back in the swing of things with Beauteque Mask Maven every month. (I’m really wanting to try out their Beauty Box as well, but I still have quite a stockpile.) I love that I can get a fun curation of masks every month, many of which I might not have even heard of or thought to try, and it tends to cost me roughly $2/mask (about what I’d normally pay anyway) while also being completely skippable from month to month if I get a little backed up.
Mask Maven would probably be my second favorite subscription service right now– right behind Japan Crate, but that’s food, so it doesn’t count. Continue reading “Beauteque Mask Maven March 2017 Review”
I really didn’t think I’d have that many empties to finish out the month with, and I definitely didn’t expect to have them all at the same time, but here we are… Continue reading “More March Empties”
As I told Nadine, I really should be posting my empties, and it’s been a while since I updated everyone on my skincare journey as well as a few other things I’m planning to do going forward, so I figured I’d do both. Continue reading “March 27, 2017: Updates and Empties”
It seems like just yesterday I was opening my February Sephora Play box, but that’s probably because I got it so late. Sephora was on the ball in March, though, so I got my box pretty darn quick.
This month’s theme was “The Gleam Team” and for the most part featured products aimed at giving you a glow, whether that’s highlighters or (for some) shimmery eyeshadows and lip products. Each month, you’ll get a unique draw string bag that is designed around that theme. It looks like this month takes us back to the white jersey fabric, but then I suppose we couldn’t have satin and mesh forever.
Continue reading “Sephora Play! March 2017 Unboxing”
February was a good month for me with Sephora Play, though I didn’t get my box until March 1. This wasn’t supposed to happen, mind you. My box had been shipped on February 14, but due to some shipping issues, it never arrived. I’m not sure if this is an ongoing thing with Sephora and whoever is shipping their boxes, but it’s the second time this has happened to me in under six months. Nevertheless, both times it’s happened, Sephora has been great about handling the problem. A few months back, they refunded me the cost of my box, though it did eventually arrive. This month, they simply shipped me a new one.
Since one can pretty much expect that something will happen eventually with a product being shipped to them, this is what makes the difference for me when it comes to customer service. To me, this was a good way to handle the issue, and I can at least say that I’ve dealt with their customer service and can give them a good review.
Continue reading “Sephora Play! February 2017 Unboxing”
You know, I was never really a huge fan of sheet masks until I’d fully plunged myself into Asian skincare a little under a year ago. Now I’m addicted. These things are probably the single best part of my routine, leaving my skin so incredibly hydrated and fresh.
They can get expensive, though. This was my initial issue with sheet masking. It wasn’t very wallet friendly. And if you’re an every day masker, that can be a routine that costs you anywhere from $30-100+ every month, depending on what kinds of masks you’re using, and that doesn’t even include the rest of your skincare!
I am so not the kind of person who wants to spend that kind of money, so I look for the best masks I can get at the cheapest price point possible. Continue reading “Review: BONVIVANT Sheet Mask Fiber 101 Kit from Memebox”
Beauteque Mask Maven is a monthly subscription. For $15 plus shipping (just under $19 for me), you get a curated bag of 9-11 masks. These are usually sheet masks, but they can vary on occasion. It’s absolutely enough to fill up the month for anyone who does two, sometimes three masks per week, which is nice because you’ll always have a variety of sheet masks on hand. Should you find something you like and purchase a bundle of your own, you can skip a month with Beauteque and take time to try it all out without ended up buried underneath a pile of unused sheet masks.
In other words, there’s no risk of running into the notorious subscription box stockpile with this subscription.
Each month includes a card that gives you more information about each mask that’s included as well as instructions whenever needed, and all masks are packaged in a pretty sheer drawstring bag. When I last grabbed my Mask Maven subscription back in September, they were also including a calendar that gave you an idea as to when to use each mask over the course of 30 days, but I didn’t get one this time. Maybe they’ve discontinued it. I enjoyed it while it lasted. Continue reading “Beauteque Mask Maven February 2017 Review”