Night Time Cozy Subscription Box (VIM Edition)

Guys! I won Emma’s giveaway a while back, and one day after work I came home to this massive box at my door! I had no idea that the subscription box was the VIM edition! VIM stands for Very Important Marzipan, and I was overwhelmed with the goodies that came inside!

So, since there was so much, I’ll just give a first impression of all these goodies!!

Night Time Cozy

Let’s have a look!

Hello Extra-Whitening Flouride Toothpaste

toothpaste

Now I have tried this toothpaste a few times, it’s non-foaming and the whitening products are all natural. So no peroxide, no dyes, artificial sweeteners and no preservatives. It’s also apparently vegan and gluten-free. That being out of the way, I like the toothpaste. No idea how to judge the whitening aspect though since I’ve only been using it for a few days.

Bole USA Toothbrush

toothbrush

This is apparently the toothbrush of the future, according to the box. The bristles are surprisingly gentle, and it feels nice to brush with. According to the card that comes with the box, the brush is also embedded with silver in the bristles which kills baterica that builds on your toothbrush. Neat.

Honest Beauty Refreshingly Clean Gel Cleanser

gel cleanser

I don’t currently have a cleanser for washing my face or removing makeup. I just use wipes and splash my face with water. I’ve used it a few times though and it feels really good on my face. It’s removed minimal makeup quite easily, but I haven’t tried it when I’ve worn more makeup. The cleanser has Yucca root extract and saponaria in it, whatever those are.

DERMA E Overnight Peel

overnight peel

I didn’t know that there a product that you could leave on your face overnight. I have yet to try this, but like most of Marzia’s products, I’m sure it’ll be good.

Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender & Espresso Body Lotion

body lotion

Lavender and Espresso sound like a crazy mix. I didn’t even get that when I was smelling it, but it feels really smooth when I put in and hydrates my skin well. That’s all I need in a lotion. I got a hand cream by this brand in Marzia’s Summer Favourites Box, and I was impressed by that one too.

YesTo Grapefruit Sleeping Mask, Agadir Moisture Masque, and Borghese Restorative Eye Sheet Mask

masks

I combined all the masks in one photo. The first one is for your face, which I think you wear as you sleep. The second one is for your hair to nourish and mend split end and frizziness. The third one is for your undereyes. It takes me ages to try any kind of mask, but I’ll get to these eventually.

Blue Lagoon Multi-Pack

blue lagoon

Recently, Marzia and Felix went to Iceland and visited the Blue Lagoon. She was then able to work out a deal to get them to add some goodies to the subscription box! This includes three little tubs to exfoliate, cleanse and nourish skin. I’m really keen to try this during the weekend.

Kenra Hairspray

Volume Spray

I don’t use hairspray too much, but apparently this one is award winning, flake free, dries fast for up to 120 hours (!), and has wind and humidity resistance. I may have to try find some styles to try just so I can use this amazing hairspray.

Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment

hair treatment

This is a leave-on treatment for you hair, that will apparently give you that salon look. As someone who’s been trying to resist going to the salon, this could be fun!

Pretty Vulgar On Point Liquid Eyeliner Pen

eyeliner

I haven’t tried this eyeliner, but from the packaging alone I’m already in love! It’s adorable!! I always love playing with eyeliners, so I can’t wait to take this one out for a spin.

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss

lip gloss

I misread the name of this lip gloss a few times before realizing it was a P not a F. Either way, cute play on words. I don’t normally wear lipgloss, but again, I love playing around with beauty and makeup things.

Creamy Pop Stickers and Buttons

creamy pop

A button featuring Maya, and sticker featuring Edgar!

Custom Pillowcases

pillowcases

The box came with two pillowcases, designed by Marzia! They fall under her Forest Creature themed doodles which I love.

Marzia Bath Bomb

bath bomb

It’s little, pink, and smells faintly of bubblegum I think. It’s cute, but when I put it in our full sized bath, it didn’t really make much of a difference.

Forest Creature Saku Washcloth

washcloth

A teeny washcloth with another forest creature design!

Forest Creature Shido Candle

candle

Another forest creature design, this time for a candle. I think it’s scented, but I can’t figure out what the scent is. I’m also not really into scented candles myself.

Art Print

art print

A little print which I plan to hang in my office 🙂

collection

So yeah, that’s everything in the box! It’s so much stuff, and I can’t wait to try them all! I’ve always loved Marzia’s subscription box, so I’m glad this was the giveaway I was lucky enough to win!! I still have products to use up from her previous boxes, and now I have even more!! So much goodies, and I’m still buzzing! Thanks again to Emma for hosting the giveaway!

Have you guys tried any of the products above?

Angela.

Find me elsewhere:

Instagram                   Pinterest                  YouTube                  Bloglovin’

Angela Tries Summer Favourites Box

Angela Tries Summer Favourites Box

**Another repost! But this connects to yesterday’s one. Also, this makes me want to try another random beauty subscription box**

Well hey guys, Angela Tries Beauty Box is one of my most liked posts ever. As a novice beauty blogger, this tickled me a little 😀

So last weekend, I received my Summer Favourites box from Marzia. For you guys who don’t know Marzia, she’s a Youtuber, Entrepreneur, Fashionista and general amazing lady. Also, she’s gorgeous. Fun fact, she shares the same birthday as Rory. The literal same day and year, October 21 1992.

Image result for marzia
Literal cutie pie

Anyway, back to the main point. I got the summer favourites box, and I was so happy! I also got her Holiday Favourites box back in November. I still use a lot of the products. Especially the lipstick. It’s a nice Clinique one in a nude shade. It’s the one I used on my wedding day too! I’ve tried to order other things from her store but apparently its only these special boxes that can ship to New Zealand. Also, both boxes came to me in the wrong season, as the one last year was meant for Winter but I was in Summer, and this Summer Favourites is coming to me in Winter.

IMG_20161210_131705
Last Year’s Holiday Favourites box

Alright, let’s get into this.

Continue reading “Angela Tries Summer Favourites Box”

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?

20170617_110023
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.

IMG_3279
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?

20170617_105101

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.

20170617_110306.jpg

20170617_110927.jpg
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.

IMG_3266.JPG
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.

20170617_110023

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.

Angela Tries Summer Favourites Box

Angela Tries Summer Favourites Box

Well hey guys, Angela Tries Beauty Box is one of my most liked posts ever. As a novice beauty blogger, this tickled me a little 😀

So last weekend, I received my Summer Favourites box from Marzia. For you guys who don’t know Marzia, she’s a Youtuber, Entrepreneur, Fashionista and general amazing lady. Also, she’s gorgeous. Fun fact, she shares the same birthday as Rory. The literal same day and year, October 21 1992.

Image result for marzia
Literal cutie pie

Anyway, back to the main point. I got the summer favourites box, and I was so happy! I also got her Holiday Favourites box back in November. I still use a lot of the products. Especially the lipstick. It’s a nice Clinique one in a nude shade. It’s the one I used on my wedding day too! I’ve tried to order other things from her store but apparently its only these special boxes that can ship to New Zealand. Also, both boxes came to me in the wrong season, as the one last year was meant for Winter but I was in Summer, and this Summer Favourites is coming to me in Winter.

IMG_20161210_131705
Last Year’s Holiday Favourites box

Alright, let’s get into this.

Continue reading “Angela Tries Summer Favourites Box”

Angela Tries Beauty Box

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?

20170617_110023
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.

IMG_3279
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?

20170617_105101

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.

20170617_110306.jpg

20170617_110927.jpg
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.

IMG_3266.JPG
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.

20170617_110023

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.