Angela Tries Beauty Box

Angela Tries Beauty Box

**This is a repost from back in June, but I felt like bringing it back!**

So, I could not think of a title for this, I kept going back and forth for ages. So whatever the title of this is, just know that I went through around 20 different variations.

Anyway, I mentioned in my latest weekend review that I tried out a random one-off beauty subscription box for fun. You get 5 products from different brands, as well as a free product that changes every week. The company that runs the subscription is Beauty Box. My only thought process of this was that it looked like it could be a fun way for me to try do a beauty post as I never do them, cause I have no idea how to. So who knows how this post will turn out? 😀 I will say though, please excuse the photos, they’re not the best, as I’m still trying to figure out the best selfie angles and such to show the products better.

Let’s have a look inside shall we?

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Flat lay expert I am

Okay, so starting with the freebie. This is Syrah Rouge Organic Lipstick. Kinda a long name. Anyway, the first thing I noted is that it kinda looked like a tampon. At least the packaging did. That’s what my brain first thinks apparently. Anyway, that aside, I looked at the lipstick itself. A very dark, bold colour which is very unlike me. I like my nude lipsticks. But hey, I’ll give it a go at least.

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I could not find a place to take selfies without the sun rudely interrupting

I will say, it goes on easily which is nice. It also didn’t smudge onto my teeth or anything so that’s also a positive. It moisturised my lips but didn’t make them feel weird. So all in all I liked it. It’s just waay too bold of a choice for me.

Now, onto the next product. In the green box is soap. Very nice smelling soap which is always a bonus for soap. The brand is Cocolicious, and the soap is “Frangipini-Lime”. Frangipini is a Polynesian flower, and lime is a fruit (which I’m sure you know). So it’s a floral, fruity smell which I really like in soap. Why do I keep saying soap?

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In terms of reviewing it, I don’t really know how to judge. I used it to wash my hands. My hands smelt nice. Am I doing this right?

Anyway, next up is this hilarious looking bottle. It’s called “Dessert”, and the tagline is “Sexy Girls have Dessert”. It’s “deliciously kissable whipped body cream”. I really feel like they want me to eat this product and not wear it. On the back though it says “This is a novelty item. It is not edible”. Alright, fine..killjoy. The smell is a coconut/chocolate mixture, which makes it seem even more edible really.

The funnest part is spraying it out, it comes out like whipped cream! The moisturiser is super light and foamy, once I rub it in I don’t even feel it. It’s that light! But my skin does feel moisturised, and now it smells like coconut and chocolate. Even better. Now I want to eat my arm. I’m going to have so much fun playing with this.

So now we get to more make up things. First thing is this blush, which I thought was another lipstick. Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick. Another long title. Also, I didn’t know blush stick was a thing. I thought it was just pressed powder. The more you know. Anyway, the colour is called “Pink Fever”. I am not the biggest fan of very pink make up and this looks pretty pink.

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Pink pink cheeks

So it says to either use your finger or a sponge, but I don’t have time to get a sponge (I did actually) so I just use my hand. I used a tiny layer and tried my best to blend it onto my cheeks. It’s already too pink for my liking. Especially since my cheeks are kinda naturally pink/red, I don’t feel the need to emphasize it. I probably won’t use this again.

Next up is this eyeliner. It’s by a brand called za? Za? zA? I don’t know, but there’s a Z and an A, and apparently they’re in New York. So this is called Ever Liner for eyes. It’s eyeliner basically. I like eyeliner, I normally use black liquid liner just cause it’s what I’m used to.

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Zoom up into my eyeball

This one was a little weird. It felt more like a pencil, and was kinda scratchy when I used it. Maybe I’m used to liquid liner, but this just felt weird. Also, it’s a browny-purply colour that I couldn’t see much, and I like black. So this was a miss for me as well.

Last up is this L’Oreal eyeshadow. It’s HiP, which apparently stands for High Intensity Pigments. The colour is Roaring, and they do indeed look very bright. Blue and brown. I’m cool with brown, but I feel like blue is too strong of a colour and difficult to work with. Especially that bright. I like neutral palettes. I’m all about the neutrals and ‘light’ makeup.

Anyway, I gave it a go. I like the brown colour, it’s a stronger brown than I normally go for, but the eyeshadow goes on quite well and smoother than my other one. Maybe I’ve just been doing it wrong. Anyway, I wasn’t sure what to do with the blue, so I just gently placed some along my lash line. I feel like it looks okay there, especially as I put it on quite light. Still don’t like the blue in general though. But hey, it was fun to play with.

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This was a lot of fun! It was cool to mess around with products I normally wouldn’t. I feel like I got $30 worth of experience out of this, so I may try this again some other time. I don’t know if I reviewed this well, and I feel like I got rambly and weird, but that’s just me. I don’t think I’d get this box every month though as then I would just build up a lot of products. I really like that moisturiser, I think that was my favourite. I love novelty things! 😀

Angela.

Have You Met Siyana?

On today’s Have You Met…

Haaaaaaaaave you met Siyana?

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Siyana blogs over at Siyana Online. She is currently based over in Glasgow, but often heads back to her home in Bulgaria as well. She is currently working part time as she studies. I’m not sure how old she is, but I’m assuming early 20’s maybe? (Correct me if I’m wrong! 😛 ) She started blogging in February (where she was previously called Brush and Needle!), and moved to self hosting in June.  She blogs a mixture about makeup and lifestyle, as well as sharing blogging tips and tricks!

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I’ve been following Siyana since way back, to earlier this year. She was one of the advocates who encouraged me to give self-hosting a go! It’s always fun to see what her creative brain will come up with next and to see what she’ll post!

Here’s a snippet I’ve taken from her About page:

Hello and welcome to my tiny piece of the Internet, which I happily occupy in my free time. Please make yourself at home, and I hope you enjoy your stay!

I usually share various products reviews, blogging tips or some thoughts. If you are following me closely, from time to time you would be able to learn about my personal experiences with my biggest journey called life.

Speaking of what she talks about, here’s a few of my favourite posts of hers:

13 reasons why I might follow your blog (or probably not).

Siyana shares with us reasons what she likes in a blog, and what she doesn’t. We all have our reasons as to why we follow blogs, and which kind of posts or blogs we like to read, or don’t like to. It’s always interesting to see read about this subject, and Siyana wrote a really good post about her thoughts on it!

Siyana takes us back to two years ago where she went to her prom! This trip down to memory lane is super cute, and the dress that she chose is simply gorgeous!

This post was just so much fun! Siyana asked her boyfriend to guess the price and use of a few products that she frequently uses. He didn’t do too bad!

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I just love sushi. I’ve tried to make it on my own before and it didn’t come out right. I’ve bookmarked this post for future  reference 😀

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Like I said earlier, Siyana is a big advocate of the self-hosted route. She talks about the benefits and positives of going self-hosted. Definitely give it a read if you’re interested!

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Siyana shares with us why she loves travel. What’s extra fun about this post is that she turned it into a collaboration post by asking some other bloggers about what they love about travel!

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Instead of throwing out an old bulb  (like I would), Siyana turned it into pinterest worthy decor! Look how amazing and creative this is!!

As always, make sure to check out Siyana on Instagram!

Siyana! We’ve been blogging buddies for a while now. I love how supportive and sweet you’ve always been. It’s also been amazing seeing you develop your blog! Your blog is incredible professional and sleek! I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next 😀

Angela.