January 27, 2016

December & January Empties!

I know that it's a little weird that instead of doing an empties post every month, I collect items over two months and then do my post. For some reason I feel like at the end of one month, I have like 4 items, which seems kind of pointless to do a whole thing about. But then at the end of month two, I have a huge collection growing. At the end of the day, I guess all that matters is that I'm using up some items! I do find most of my empties are usually skin care related. I don't know what it is, but makeup takes me forever to get through. Yet, I'm always buying more!

January 26, 2016

Lush - Candy Mountain - Bubble Bar

Okay, so I have had this bubble bar since my Birthday Lush Haul, but I didn't pull it out to use it right away because it just looked so pretty! I finally had the chance to use it, so I'm sharing my full experience with all of you <3

Lush - BOGO Haul!

I believe around boxing day, Lush had their BOGO event. I didn't really NEED anything, but I wanted to stock up on some bubble bars, and I figured to give some new (to me) bath bombs a try! - I'm going to apologize now because the lighting in the photos are terrible, and I'm trying to find a decent spot in my house where I can take photos, and where I can set up some better lighting.

January 25, 2016

January 2016 - Ipsy Glam Bag [Review]

It's been a few months since I've had a glam bag. I saw that they were offering new subscribers a bonus mascara if they signed up, and there was no waitlist at the time, so I resubscribed. Now given the horrible value of the Canadian dollar (and they charge in US dollars) the conversion wasn't something I was happy about. This bag cost me $21 dollars. This frustrates me because other companies can charge in Canadian dollars. I also feel maybe Canadians should be sent an extra item, or bonus points, just something to keep them subscribed during this time.

January 18, 2016

Birchbox - January 2016

I'm always kind of amazed at how quickly Birchbox ships their boxes. I usually get them by the 10th or the 11th of the month, which is pretty early compared to other services! Here's a look at my January Birchbox!

January 13, 2016

Beautylish Lucky Bag 2016!

If you're a blogger, then I'm sure you have heard the hype around the Beautylish Lucky Bag. Each year, Beautylish releases a "lucky bag" which is essentially a grab box (since it's a box and not a bag) with random best selling products. They promise you will receive a box valued over $150 US, and you pay only $75 US.

Looking at past reviews, there was mixed feelings. In previous years you were able to choose a natural box, or a bold box, and then last year they introduced a makeup artist box. I decided I would try and get one this year, and surprisingly I was able to! I've seen others complain it sold out fast, but I was able to order one a good 12 hours after they posted they were up. Here is what was in my lucky bag!

Birchbox - December 2015

I just now realized that I still hadn't written a review for my Birchbox from December. Oops! My January box just came yesterday or the day before, so I need to get on that!

January 5, 2016

Ipsy - January 2016 - Sneak Peeks

I know, I'm trying Ipsy again. I got an email saying if I signed up (or anyone for that matter) they would send me an EM mascara. Since I love mascara, and I love extra goodies, I signed up (again...) I hope I don't regret this. I'm kind of angry about the conversion rate though. I know it's not Ipsy's fault, but it sucks that what is supposed to be a $10 bag, turns into a $14.95 bag because of shipping. And that's not all... that's in US dollars. So not only do Canadians have to pay the shipping, we also have to pay the conversion rate. My bag came to something like $20 or $21 dollars. That's DOUBLE the price they advertise it for. So this bag better have some good value, or I better like it. I think Canadians should at least get an extra product or SOMETHING to make up for it. Anyway, rant over. I'm sure I will rant about it again when I post the review. Here are the sneak peeks for January 2016!
PS - I'm just throwing it out there... I need a new eyelash curler. Please make this happen! :)

January 4, 2016

TheFaceShop Haul!

I've decided to put myself on a January NO BUY! I did quite a bit of damage in December, so my bank account will thank me if I stop buying things, especially nothing I REALLY need. I did make some pre-christmas/boxing day purchases for myself, when there were some decent sales. I thought I made this purchase on boxing day, but it was before Christmas according to my confirmation email. No big deal! Let's get a look at everything!