[Review] Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream

This is the first BB cream that I have ever used. I really wanted to try BB creams, since I think that they provide a good coverage however they feel lighter on the skin compared to foundations. I tired out the Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream which retails for around $8.99 at drugstores. There is actually 2% salicylic acid in this product in order to help treat acne and blemishes as you wear it.

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This is what the product looks like.

 

I got the BB cream in the color light/medium. There isn’t that many color choices for this product.

This is what the color looks.
This is what the color looks.

I found that the color light/medium fit my skin pretty well, although I do wish that there were more color choices.

My face without any product
My face without any product

There is a bit of redness on my face without any product, and I have fine spidery veins which are apparent on my cheeks.

This is my face with the product on.
This is my face with the product on.

I find that the BB cream is light/medium coverage. I still see some redness, however it does make my skin look better than before.

before and after

 

I did see a difference between the before and after. The redness has decreased a lot and my skin looks a lot better than before. However, since I do not have acne or much pimples to begin with, I cannot say how well this product prevents acne/blemishes.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Blends out well
  • Pretty affordable
  • Pretty good coverage

Cons:

  • Does not last all day, I see it fading about around 4-5 hours
  • Very little color options

Overall, I am very happy with this BB cream.  I would definitely repurchase this product in the future. For the price, I am very happy with the results it provides me.

[Unboxing] Walmart Winter 2014

So Walmart recently came out with beauty boxes. They are seasonal boxes, with random sample/full size beauty items for only $5 per box. This is the second box that I have ever gotten from them.

This is what the boxes look like.
This is what the boxes look like.

I was super excited to open the Winter Box, since for only $5 I find that these boxes are extremely worth it!

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Here is what I got in my box. I was watching Eleventhgorgeous‘s video about this beauty box and they actually got different items than me. So I there there is more than one box out there, but this is what I got in my box.

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The first item was this Olay travel size makeup remover sheets. I actually have tired these sheets and I absolutely love them and I am always excited for travel size items, since they are so easy to throw into my bag and I can easily carry them around anywhere.

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Then I got these two bottles of L’oreal Paris shampoo and conditioner. For sample sizes, these bottles were pretty big, they are about twice as large as the usual sample bottles I get. I am excited to try them since they are sulfate-free.

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Next item was a sample size bottle of Jergen’s body lotion. This item was my least favorite item in the whole box, since I am not a fan of lotions, but I guess it would be a good item to put in my bag and bring it everywhere with me.

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My final item was a Maybelline Color Senstation’s lipstick from their Buff’s collection in the shade Maple Kiss. It is an neutral looking lipstick and I am excited to try it out.

Overall, I am pretty happy with my box and even though I got mostly sample sized products, the products themselves were great and the box is only $5. I love how they were products that I would actually use. My problem with beauty boxes is that sometimes they are full of items that I do not find myself using, however this box has items that I know I will be reaching for!

[Unboxing] Skoshbox December 2014 Review

Today, I’m going to be doing a different kind of review. Instead of doing a makeup review post, I’ll be doing a review on a subscription box;Skoshbox. Skoshbox is monthly Japanese candy subscription box for $12/month. I recently received this box just in time for finals week!

How the box looked like when I recieved it.
How the box looked like when I recieved it.

The box was a lot smaller than I expected it to be. However I was extremely excited to see what was inside because who doesn’t want tasty snacks especially during Finals week.

This is what it looks like when I first opened it.
This is what it looks like when I first opened it.

I love the packaging and the box, the design is extremely simple but yet it is super clean and sleek looking. They also have a flyer on the top which lists all the product that is in the box for this month.

All the goodies for the month!
All the goodies for the month!

Once I open the package, I found all my goodies. Everything is tightly put together. They are all sample sizes in order to give you a taste of what they are like. You can buy the full size snacks on their website.

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These are all the goodies for the month of December. I am extremely looking forward to try the Pretz snack since it is called Caramel Pie Pretz. I tired the potato ring snack and it was delicious and I cannot wait to try more of the snacks.

Pros:

  • Extremely neat packaging
  • The snacks are really tasty and interesting
  • Most of the snacks are not easily available
  • Delivered to your doorstep every single month

Cons:

  • A bit pricey for sample size products

Overall, I love my box of food goodies, and I think that I would continue to subscribe to this box, I love the different variety of snacks they provide (from sweets to salty) so I can fulfill any craving I have. Also, I love how the snacks are not easily available and this way I can try new snacks and see which ones I like before buying the full size.