Saturday, July 28, 2012

Makeup In A Minute: Taboo Style

Video Tutorial:

Products used:
-Kyrolan Interferenze Palette
-Maybelline Eye Studio in Pink Punch #25
-KATE Gel Eyeliner in BK1
-Holika Holika Heart Lipstick in Orange
-Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Cha Cha
-BH Cosmetics Contour & Blush Palette
-Christina False Eyelashes in #5
-Naked Cosmetics Twilight Stack in #04
-Naked Cosmetics Ebony Stack in #02
-Red Cherry Lower False Eyelashes in #502

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sleek MakeUP 2012 Collection

Sleek MakeUP recently released the 2012 Collection in honor of the Olympics!  There are 3 items in this collection including:

i-Divine Glory Eye Shadow Palette 
Honour blush 
Pride Pout Polish

All 3 items can be purchased at a set for $19.99 plus shipping.  Here's the link for the set if you're interested in purchasing:

Click on the photos to enlarge!

This is how much the palette would be if you purchased it alone.

My thoughts:
I die every time Sleek comes out with a new product.  Especially the palettes.  They are sooooooooo pretty!  The best part is the price.  It is super affordable and worth it more than they are asking for.  

The colors are bold, intense, pigmented, true-to-palette color, and fashion forward.  They always have new colors that are creative and well put together in a palette as a whole.  Not to mention that there is just enough to last you for your entire makeup career!

These are actually not available on the Sleek MakeUP site for shipment to the US.  I was very sad about this, but of course, I overpaid for this product on an eBay listing.  I guess I didn't overpay, because if I were to buy this on Sleek's website, it would total around $20, and I paid I think $18 on eBay (including shipping).  But I would have gotten the whole set and not just the palette and just pay the $10 shipping price on Sleek's site.  On eBay, I would have had to get things separately and pay shipping for each.

Sleek never lets me down, so I know this will be another favorite of mine.  I can't wait to get it!

Here's the eBay listing that I bought:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Beauty Hunter July 2012 - First Launched Box!

Beauty Hunter July 2012 Box
First Launched Box

Inventory list for July's box:
-Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 by Laura Mercier in NUDE, 0.18oz
-The Big Pony Collection for Women by Ralph Lauren in No. 2, Sample Perfume, 0.05 oz
-Clear-C Effector by Laneige, 0.5 oz
-Tea Tree Oil Blemish Fade Night Lotion by The Body Shop, 2 Sample foil packets, 0.06 oz each
-Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick by Burberry in Nude Beige No. 01, Rosewood No. 04, Blush No. 09, and Brick Red No. 19, Included also a lipstick one-time use brush.  4 x 0.007 oz each
-Sheer Foundation Luminous Fluid Foundation by Burberry in Trench No. 07, 2 Sample foil packets, 0.04 oz each
-Mini Hand Cream by The Vanilla Shop in Peach Tea, 20g
-Vanilla Cherry Blossom Flavor Ceylon Tea by The Vanilla Shop, 1 triangle bag (BONUS First Launched box extra gift)

Total items:  8

Watch the unboxing videos here:
In Thai:

In English:

Beauty Hunter is another sampling service company just launched in Thailand this July.  It's pretty similar to most sampling subscription service where you pay a flat price and get about 4 to 5 beauty items that they pick out for you.  They also release video tutorials, and update beauty tips on their Facebook fan page regularly.  Here's the overall breakdown:

Price:  395 Baht per month (shipping included)
Items:  4 to 5 Deluxe sample size beauty items
Availability:  Only in Thailand
Brands:  High end skin care and makeup brands

-I was sent 1 Beauty Hunter July 2012 box with all the contents for this months for reviewing purposes.
-I am not affiliated with Beauty Hunter nor am I being compensated in any form or way from Beauty Hunter. -My reviews and videos are my own personal opinion in regards to the any part of the company as a subscription service and therefore will always be sincere.  
-I do not give false or misleading statements weather I receive this free or if purchased on my own.
-The background music is called The Owl Named Orion, which can be found at  This is royalty free music.  
-This video is subjected to copyright laws, and cannot be republish or reproduce in anyway or form without my sole written permission.  
-I edit, film, and voice over myself.  Therefore, I am the owner of this video.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me with my links below.


My Thoughts...
I first came across Beauty Hunter when someone posted their link onto my Facebook fan page.  They were, of course, another sampling subscription company that caters to beauty lovers.  These boxes are nothing new and it seems like new companies are born every few months.  The only thing that really pulls customers in are price, since there's so many companies you can choose from nowadays.

As far as price goes, I think that Beauty Hunter certainly has a low price.  For the items that were in my box this month, I think it was worth it.  There's a variety of items from lipstick to foundation, primers, skin care, and body care.  There's even perfume and tea!  The brands that they are in partnership with are high end brand names that a lot of people are familiar with.  Though the point of the boxes should really be about discovering new brands and even new products never before tested.

I guess I'll get into the items individually and jot down my thoughts....

The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a very good product.  Think of it as a middle man between a BB Cream and a foundation primer.  It moisturizes, and you can use it alone without foundation because it's got color.  I have never tested out this product, but I do own the Laura Mercier Primer, which I love very much.

The Ralph Lauren Spray is probably a product that most Thai women would love, since it is a deluxe sample perfume vial.  For me, whom I guess you could call a 'Spoil Brat American', it's something that I would not prefer to see in my sampling box because I can get these for free at any beauty counter or 3 of them online at with every order.  I can understand that this is a nice sample because these do cost money in Thailand and are not free at any counter in the malls there.  Plus these are good for your makeup bag in your purse.

The Clear-C Effector by Laneige is a booster which I just tried out on the back of my hand and I believe it's a toner.  Laneige is a familiar brand to me, but this particular product is my first.  It dried pretty quickly, and has a soft floral scent.  I think I will like this a lot.

The Tea Tree Oil Blemish Fade Night Lotion from The Body Shop is new to me.  Though I hate foil packets, they are very handy when you travel.  The Body Shop is one of my favorite stores to shop for body butters so I can't complain to try out their skin care product.

Ahhhh Burberry!  I never said it, but I LOVE BURBERRY!  I was very happy to see this sample in the first Beauty Hunter box and can't wait to try it!  Their lipsticks are rich and creamy and so good quality.  Burberry anything is good quality lol :))  I can't wait to try this though.....OMG!  4 colors and a brush, plus 2 packets of their sheer foundation!!  I'm SO HAPPY!

Finally, I got 2 items from The Vanilla Shop.  I've never heard of this brand and I'm really happy that it was in the box.  I like items that are completely new to me so that I can fall in love with them, because that's the whole point of a sampling service.  To get people to know about new products and be the first to try them out.  I tried out the hand cream and it smells SO NICE.  It reminds me of actual peach tea over ice drink.  The texture of the lotion is not sticky, nor does it leave a oily residue.  It blends in nicely and hydrates my hands.  This was a good sample and I love it!

The other item I got was supposedly a gift for the first launched Beauty Hunter box and it's The Vanilla Shop Vanilla Cherry Blossom Ceylon Tea.  The cutest part of it all was that this triangular bagged tea came in a small circular tin!  SO CUTE!!  You can tell that this company took time to think up the architecture of the design and made it into a positive marketing strategy.  Maybe a lot of people wouldn't care of the packaging, but for someone like me who prefers packaging sometimes over the product, they've sold me.  However, I did some researching online and read about their company.  It seems like they are wholesome and provides luxury alternatives to everyday goods such as the simplicity of tea and hand creams.

My overall conclusion with the first month of Beauty Hunter is a raving positive.  I do believe that they made a statement with having so many beauty items in this box to attract beauties across Thailand.  I know that the Beauty Hunter team will be a success if they continue to grow and offer quality products and guarantee that customers do come first.

In addition, I would also like to thank all of the Beauty Hunter team, and Khun Ticha,  for sending me this first month's box for reviewing purposes and I thoroughly enjoyed it personally and as an active beauty blogger.  

Please click on any photo to enlarge!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Korean Makeup Haul from Seoul!

I got these in the mail today and I'm so happy with everything.  I specifically gave my husband a shopping list for when he was in Seoul of the make up brands and items I wanted.  He did a great job finding everything :)

I didn't really want to spend a lot of money, but I couldn't resist.  It doesn't look like much in the picture, but it costs a lot.  I think my total was around $150...I don't remember.

Inventory list:
-Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color No. 100,  0.21 oz,  $37 
--4 foil packets of Anna Sui Deep Cleansing Oil, 0.13 oz  FREE Sample
--4 foil packets of Anna Sui Protective Foundation Primer C, 0.01 oz  FREE Sample

-Dior Garden Edition Eyeshadow Palette in No. 441 Garden Pastels,  0.16 oz, $80 
--Dior Capture Totale Lotion Concentree,  0.5 oz  FREE Sample
--Dior Capture Totale Concentre Multi Perfection Concentrated Serum,  0.16 oz  FREE Sample

-Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB SPF 20 PA ++ in No. 01,  40 ml,  $16 (I think, I don't remember the price)
-Holika Holika Heart Ful Moisture Lipstick in PK 212, OR210, and CR301,  $7 each
--2 Holika Holika Cherry Blossoms Essence Mask Sheet  FREE Sample
--1 Bulgarian Rose Serium Foil Packet FREE Sample
--1 Lumious Silk BB Foil Packet  FREE Sample
--1 Water March Moisture Full Cream Foil Packet FREE Sample
--1 Premium Sheep Milk Yogurt Wash Off Pack Foil Packet FREE Sample
--1 Snail Skin and 1 Snail Emulsion Deluxe Sample Bottle FREE Sample

Please click on any photo to enlarge!

 And finally, I got a surprise heart chain bracelet and a baby sheep!  SOOO CUTE :)) I love my husband :)) he always find the cutest gifts :))

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Beauty Army July 2012

This was a photo from the Beauty Army selection page:

Here's the unboxing video:
Click on any photo to enlarge!

It only took 8 days for the kit to get to me!  My selection date is the 3rd of every month and I always choose on the same day.  They shipped this out fast because today is the 11th!  So happy!

All of the samples were new except the Mineral Primer from Youngblood, which I had received a few months ago from my Sindulge kit.  I got it this time because there was nothing else I had wanted on the selection page.

I am very happy with this month.  Everything is very interesting to try.  Plus, there are 2 full sized samples!  The hair oil and the vita-k.  I also love the Beseme.  I love cheek and lip tints!

Sign up for Beauty Army here!

Inventory list:
-Youngblood Mineral Primer, sample size 0.1 oz
-Besame Cosmetics Crimson Cream Rouge, sample size 0.1 oz
-Atzen Protective Day Cream, sample size 0.1 oz
-Delizioso Skincare Mangosteen & Acai Super Anti-Aging Facial Cream, sample size 0.33 oz
-Freeman Beauty Vita-K Professional Age Spots, full size 3.0 oz
-Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment, sample size 1.0 oz

See my other Beauty Army Kits' from previous months here:
-January (blog post, no video):

-February (blog post, no video):


My 2nd Subscription Kits' from previous months (Started in April):
-May:  Skipped
-June:  Skipped

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