Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cravebox March 2011

Cravebox is getting in later and later in the month. It doesn't help that I am on the other side of the earth from them and it takes forever anyways but sheesh. I got mine yesterday (the 30th), they SAID it was shipped on the 19th but my tracking number says the 22nd.

This month is a little exciting because there was 2 "make up" related items, even though I have said before, this isn't a box catered to just make up. There is one item in there however, that I am baffled as to why they would send. The card says "Spring is here and it's a great time to start living with Joie De Vivre and bring out that fun, happy-go-lucky you." Without giving out the contents of this box just yet, FUN does NOT mean go out and get shit faced drunk. I am sorry but it DOES NOT, you're promoting something that CAN KILL YOU. With that said (and sorry for my language), here we go!

Here is what was inside:

Lets go through each individual item:

Mighty Leaf Varies Teas - $1.98
I have said many times, I do not like tea, tastes like butt to me, so I am keeping one for my dad since I know he will like it but will add the other 2 to the giveaway :)

Mercy "hangover" Release - $2.88
This is what I am pissed about. Not everyone drinks, nor do they drink to get drunk. WHY would you send something like this? This is a complete waste, and trashy in my opinion.

Mereadesso Lip Treats - $28.00
Out of the 4 boxes I have received from Cravebox, 3 of them have had this brand. They must really like it. There are 2 lip treats in here so I will be giving one in the giveaway. I tried it last night and it's nice, can't say too much since I haven't used it TOO long but its nice :)

Puristics Totally Ageless Intensive Eye Treatment - $21.99
More anti-aging, I guess its a sign that I should start using them haha.

NYX Za Za Zu Mascara - $6.00
I was really excited to see this in my box and was even more excited when I saw it was a FIBER mascara. I have only tried a few and liked the ones I did try so can't wait to try this!!
The breakdown:
Box: Cravebox March 2011
Price: $10.00
Monetary Value: $60.85
Keeping subscription?: Yes.

Minus the hangover drink, it was a fairly good box. More beauty than it ever has been!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Makeup Show LA 2012

I was lucky enough to get a press pass to The Makeup Show LA this year (March 17 & 18) and had a blast. I went with Olivia and despite me picking a terrible hotel and fighting off the rain on day one, it was a great experience.

I am not a working make up artist or even a make up artist at all. I don't freelance, I just blog about beauty boxes and I make eye shadow. I didn't go there to shop nor did I know what to expect. This was my first year going (although I have been to IMATS many times) and again, had a blast. This isn't going to be much of a post, just pictures that I took while I was there. I didn't do any classes or anything so I don't have any wisdom to share, just pretty pictures and of course I will put little notes describing what they are!

WARNING: This is EXTREMELY pic heavy!

This was at the blogger preview event on Friday night. Patti Dubroff was also a speaker that night.

James Vincent

Patti Dubroff (and Sara from The Makeup Snob's head, love her!)

This is the stuff that came in my blogger bag :O

In the stage of getting my Minx done, which I didn't like and took off just a few days later.

Minx all done.

The top 2 are OCC lip tars and the bottom 3 are Lime Crime lip gloss.

Nix from Face Off Season 2!

Minx on Olivia and I.

Tara from Face Off Season 2, I was being a creeper.

Pursebuzz's Booth

I am a brush hoarder, I bought this travel eye set and its SOOOOO soft!!

Beauty Army!

This is Frank from Season 1 of Face Off

This is from the Eye Kandy booth and I have to say I am EXTREMELY turned off by them as a whole. As I was taking a picture of their booth, I overheard a conversation whoever was working at it was saying to a "customer" about how they're much better than this other company that was there that sold glitter (Lit). I thought that was just petty, competitive and disgusting of that person to blatantly put down a company like that. For being a part of such a beautiful thing as a beauty community to talk like that was just off putting. And I am not going by one time, I have heard this before from them, at IMATS before. Just gross. They should be focusing on what makes them unique rather than putting other companies down.

So I hope you enjoyed the pics of makeup porn! :)

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