Nomakenolife September Box!

Hi friends! Happy October! I didn’t get the chance to blog about this in September but I wanted to show you all the items I received in my September Nomakenolife box!

Here are all the adorable items! :)

Here’s a photo of all the cute items! There was a solid variety this month! Eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyelashes, lip gloss, a face and neck mask, and a hair treatment! Whoo! For this review, I’ll be explaining the items and packaging since they’re all in Japanese! Enjoy!

The first item is Delicious Lip Cream. The two scents that were offered in September were chocolate mint or ramune soda. This is the ramune soda scent.

I personally love this mild soda scent. This lip cream contains olive oil, beeswax, she’s butter, jojoba seed, and macadamia nut oil for extra moisturizing qualities.

This lip gloss shows that it was made in Japan and has the company phone number.

The design has two little ramune sodas on the label and is the same size as the usual lip glosses.

Here’s a quick shot of the actual gloss. It doesn’t have a colored tint to it and goes on very smooth.

Look.At.How.Cute.This.Is! I adore this eyeshadow duo! The two colors offered were green (kiwi) and blue (blueberry). Yes, they are scented!

The back states that this product was made in China. It most likely means that it was tested on animals. 😦

Out of the packaging, this is so cute. It’s a hard plastic that has a locking clasp on it.

The bottom of the bean has that it was made in China and that Jelly Belly actually regulated this product.

The little bean has a nice mirror on the lid and has two shimmery shadows. You could actually make a subtle smoky look with this guy. I do have swatches of these two shades at the end of the post!

Holy lashes!! These are from the popular Japanese brand, Rosy Rosa. These eyelashes are a mix of black and brown nylon hairs and are okay for daily wear. It states that you shouldn’t use mascara or an eyelash curler if you intend to re-wear them. #bacteriaawareness.

How-to apply these beauties: remove the lashes from their casing and re-size them to fit your eyes. Next, apply lash glue to the eyelash strip and place the strip to your eyelid, making sure it goes toward the outer corners. Finally, let the glue dry.

This is the S-Labo Face and Neck Care Mask. The mask claims to reverse sagging skin. It is a lifting mask that helps moisturize. The mask has Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide and a handful of plant extracts.

The steps are shown in pictures at the top. First, make sure to clean your face. Apply the mask to your face and neck. This mask has ear loops! You wanna hook the loops on the face and neck section over your ears! Woah! And then keep this on for 15 minutes and then remove.

This next product… I’m so in love with. This is the Ayurbio Damaged Hair Mask! This mask promises to fix your damaged hair and leaves behind a subtle apple scent. The mask is sulfate-free, has over 38 botanical extracts (apple stem cells), raw keratin, 16 types of amino acids, collagen, Ceramide, and honey!

After washing your hair, make sure to wring out the excess water. Next, take some of mask and coat your hair in it. After two minutes or so, rinse out the mask with warm water. Please try this. My hair has been so much healthier!

The last product is Cezanne Easy Eyeliner. It has a subtle and simple packaging.

The back states that this eyeliner is brown, has a batch code and the barcode.

This eyeliner is super tiny. And easy to lose. Trust me on that one haha.

This eyeliner has an elliptical shape so you can control the size and width of their lines. It is also retractable.

The next shot is a picture of all the swatchable items! There’s the eyeliner and the eyeshadow! Enjoy!

The eyeliner is a dark brown shade and very creamy. The eyeshadows are a light shimmery green and a shimmery olive green that both smell like kiwi.

That’s all for last month’s box! Get ready for more updates in October! Xo!

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Tony Moly x Pokemon Eyeshadow Swatches!

Hi friends! I grabbed this cute little eyeshadow trio about a month ago. This is a collaboration between Pokemon and Tony Moly. I’ve been an avid Pokemon player since I was seven and was so in love with this adorable palette. Let’s check it out!

When this came in the mail, I seriously squeaked for joy because I love pikachu and it is just.too.cute.

The back of the box is in Korean and we can see that this product has a 24 month expiration date, is recyclable and has a cool pokemon holographic sticker.

Here is what this cute palette looks like when it is outside of the box. It has the same graphic and this is a very sturdy palette made of hard plastic.

The back of the palette has the expiration date and the recyclable symbols. This also shows us that there are three shades in this palette and two are shimmer shadows and one matte.

Here’s the inside of the palette. It has a decent sized mirror and a cute sleeve featuring pikachu and the pokeball. There is a sponge-tip applicator but I don’t use them.

Here are some swatches of the shades included in this cute collectors’ piece. This palette will make a nice smoky eye but it does have a lot of fallout.

I used this palette on my recent camping trip and it was so small and easy to use. Like I noted above, there is a lot of fallout but it creates a nice three-toned look.

Ipsy Glambag September!

Hi friends! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a bit. With school starting and work, I’ve been kind of swamped but didn’t forget about you all! On Saturday I got my Ipsy bag and looked at all the awesome items that were in it. I was seriously impressed! Ready?

I loved this bag. It is black and studded. The zipper is gold and has two tassels with the “Ipsy” logo written on it.

This is a quick preview of all the items included in my bag this month. I think I made out pretty awesome this month with variety and quality of items 🙂

Here’s the front of the Boss Lady info card. It has a nice photo of Charlotte Cho of Soko Glam on it.

The back of the card has a bit of info about Charlotte Cho and how she included one of her favorite K-beauty products in this month’s Glambag.

I’m going to move on to the product pictures right now. There are also swatches included of the Colourpop shade and the Elizabeth Mott eyeshadow.

This is the front of Elizabeth Mott’s ‘Pop Goes the Shadow’ in shade ‘Gunmetal’. It has this really cute pop art feel to it and has the distribution information on there.

Here’s the inside of the eyeshadow casing. This shade is a pretty gray shimmer that is pretty nice in texture.

The second item is this organic nail polish by Adesse. This is my second one of their polishes and they apply great.

This side of the box has their website, distribution information, and states that they do not test on animals.

This side has the ingredient list and shows that this product is recyclable and flammable. Be careful!

This side states that this nail polish is free from DBP, Taluene, Camphor, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, GMOs, Triclosan, and Triphenyl Phosphates.

The nail polish comes in a pretty bottle with their lotus design and a black top.

The back of the bottle actually has everything summarized that was on the box. Which is completely awesome!

This shade is called, ‘Deception’ and is a pretty beige-gray shade. It also features the ingredient list.

I wanted to show you guys what the brush looked like and the consistency of the nail polish. It is a bit thinner than other polishes but gets the job done in two coats.

This product is the skin care product that Charlotte Cho included in this bag. Skin Food’s Egg White Perfect Pore cleansing foam. I’m so curious about this. I enjoy K-beauty products a lot and hope this one loves up to the hype.

This product states that it completely removes makeup and leaves a smooth and clear complexion.

Yay! I know a lot of the Ipsy users complain about getting brushes. You can send them all to me. Brushes can be expensive and I’m so happy to get some in my Glambag. Xo.

This is Luxie’s 207 Medium Angled Shading brush. This brush is cute and fluffy. 🙂

Here’s a shot of the bristles with the flash on so you can see the gradient of colors and how packed the brushes are.

The last product is this Lippie Stix by Colourpop. This is an exclusive shade that Ipsy subscribers voted on. Yay!

This side of the box has the distribution information, says it is recyclable and is a cruelty-free product.

The bottom side of the box shows a preview of the shade and it is a super-matte shade.

I love how simple the packaging is for their products.

This lip product applied very smooth and evenly. I love this shade so much. 🙂

The last picture for you all are my swatches of the eyeshadow and lip product! Enjoy!

The eyeshadow looks completely different based on the finger (F) and brush (B) swatch. The finger swatch is more shimmery where the brush swatch is more matte and blended out. The Colourpop shade is a bright coral pink shade that has no odor and applies very smooth.

I’m curious, what did you all get in your bags this month? Xo.

Nomakenolife August 2017 Box!

Hi readers! I apologize for my lack of updates this week. School starts for the little and I had a lot of things to prepare and get ready for. I also have another job other than running this blog so I’ve been loving on this pink cloud of happiness because I love it.

Kinda feeling like Lakitu. Nerdy yet happily floating by with waves of anxiety. 😂😂😂

Also, I’m not sure if you all heard but Beautycon no longer offers their subscription box service so I no longer will be posting about those :/ I always enjoyed those boxes and thought it was worth the money. Anyways, this month’s Nomakenolife subscription box features skin-nourishing soap, awesome smelling lotion, a toothbrush(???), purple eyeliner, and Rune Naito sheet masks. I’ll never complain about receiving too many skincare items because I have sensitive skin and I love keeping my skin clear and healthy. As usual, I have a front and back description of each item and any swatches that are necessary. Enjoy!

I set up all the items from this month in the box for you all! As you can see, all the items are full-size 🙂

And here they are all spread out on my body pillow. I added the booklet that comes with each box to give some detail on the products you received this month.

The first item this month is a toothbrush. I was curious yet confused as to why this was included in the box. Also, I just recently bought a toothbrush so my enthusiasm was a bit low. This is the Candy Faceline Massage Toothbrush.

This toothbrush was created with dentists to not only clean your teeth but massages your mouth with the ball on the other side of the toothbrush. The ball massages your laugh lines and you can use it to massage your lips.

The second item are the Rune Naito Rune Girl Face Masks. Rune Naito is considered one of the fathers of the modern “kawaii” movement. His artwork is inspired by looks from the 1960s.

These masks were assembled in Japan but made in Korea. To use these masks, you first clean your face and apply toner. Next, use a warm cloth to open your pores. After that, take a mask out of the package and leave on your face for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes pass, press the serum on your face and neck.

You get two masks in this pack. Both masks are a moisturizing masks that aid dry skin.

The third item is a tofu soap by Hada Bijin. This soap contains soybean extract and bittern which will help moisturize skin. The addition of apricot seed, yuzu fruit extract, and polyglutamic acid aid in additional moisture.

The soap comes in a basket that makes the perfect soap dish and it includes a foaming net that helps create lather. I’m really interested in this item. 🙂

Next, we have the Lassic Creamy Mint Body Massage Milk. I’ve been using this since my box arrived. I love the fresh scent and how light this milk is. This product has caffiene and orange, lemon, and bilberry fruit extracts to tighten the skin.

This body milk also has Hyaluronic Acid for its nourishing properties. This is a non-sticky and lightweight formula that makes you… tingly.

The last item is a Coupy-Design Gel Eyeliner by Decora Girl. This company is known throughout Japan as a colored plastic pencil maker that has stylish packaging and gorgeous colors.

This eyeliner has a waterproof formula, that is soft and precise in application. The eyeliner has ten moisturizing ingredients to make your looks look fresh throughout the day.

Please note that this eyeliner is non-retractable so only twist a small amount at a time.

Here is a swatch of the eyeliner for you all. I love how pigmented this shade of purple is and the description was correct in saying that it is smooth and very easy to apply.

Okay friends! There is my small summary of all the items I received in my Nomakenolife August box! I hope you enjoyed it! Xo

Sephora Play! August Subscription!

Hi friends! I finally got around to taking pictures of my subscription haul for August! I’m pretty sure you might have seen that Makeup Geek was pretty upset over the bag this month but I have no idea if Sephora comment back to it or not. Overall, I was pretty impressed with my samples this month and I can’t wait to share them with all of you! *enter the best gif ever*

Here is the bag and the fold-out featuring this month’s products and a fun periodic table of good ingredients in makeup and skincare. Note the bag saying “Makeup Geek” 🐸🍵

The front side of the fold-out has the Elements of Beauty. This features powerhouse ingredients that will help your beauty routine. There are different minerals, proteins, oils and butters, plant extracts, vitamins, and acids. It is a pretty comprehensive list and if you would like me to, send me a message and I’ll go into detail with it.

The back of the pamphlet features all the items included this month, a small description, and how to use each item.

For the items, I took pictures of the front and back, how-to booklets, and included boxes. Enjoy!

Here is a quick look at all the items for this month. A baby blender, coconut oil, mascara remover, concealer, perfume samples, and not pictured is a can of dry shampoo.

The first item is a coconut mini melt by Kopari. This product is 2 fluid ounces and 100% premium oil. You can use this all over your body and it contains fatty acids to seal in moisture.

This side of the box details it’s uses. They suggest under-eye, for hair conditioner, and to smooth out skin.

This side of the box has the social media platforms this company uses, the website and directions on how to use it.

This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and recyclable! Yay!

The only ingredient in this product is coconut oil and it is organic. The bottom of the box also states that in warm weather the product will liquify and the change in consistency does not affect the quality. This has a 12-month shelf-life and was made in the Philippines.

The unfortunate issue with coconut oil being delivered by the mailman on 90 degree days is that it liquefied and the product broke through the seal getting it all over the directions and box. This side of the instructions details the background of this product and how to use this oil to its full potential. For a hair mask, make sure your hair is dry and coat with the oil. Keep in for 40 minutes or overnight and wash out in the morning. Body Moisturizer, just rub on the skin! Makeup remover? Sure! Just melt some on a cotton ball and wipe away! If you need dry shave oil, just rub on the legs and shave away! They say you can add it to a bath but I picture a slippery surface and blood :/ if you have under-eye issues, just dab a bit and it will brighten. It says you can put some on your baby! Rub some on your stretch marks! Yass! BOOM!

This side has their social media handles @koparibeauty or #beautyinanutshell. This side states that the oil will go back to a solid state when put in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

This is the top of the actual product. It comes in a nice sized jar for a sample. Coconut oil’s molecular structure allows it to penetrate skin and hair deeper than other oils.

To use this product, scoop some out of the jar and rub it on your hands to melt it. After that, apply for its suggested use. A little of this product goes a long way.

The bottom of the jar just reiterates the product turning to liquid when it reaches 76 degrees.

Yay! A Beauty Blender! But a baby!

This Beauty Blender is useful for contour, concealer, and highlighter. The shape helps reach the smaller parts of the face.

This is a quick set of instructions on how to use a Beauty Blender. First you wet it, next you squeeze out the excess water, and then you apply your makeup by bouncing the sponge. Wiping it across the area will make your makeup streaky.

Look how cute this baby is! I have two but I’ll never complain about more Beauty Blenders!

This is a sample of Too Faced’s Mascara Melt Off Cleansing Oil. This cleaner gets rid of waterproof and regular mascara with ease. Or so it says. Apparently, this product has green tea extract which helps condition the lashes and add antioxidants.

This product has a 12-month shelf life and is 0.01 fluid ounces. It has the company website and distribution information printed on it.

To apply this product, use the wand to coat the lashes and let it sit for about 60 seconds. After that, just wipe away with a damp cloth. For me, this product streaked the mascara all over the place. I didn’t like it but that’s okay.

I was excited to try this but I never find a concealer that I’m happy with. This is Kat Von D’s Lock-It Concealer Crème #19. This product is a 24-hour nourishing concealer that brightens, color corrects, and fixes your complexion. This is super pigmented and does not crease.

To apply this concealer, swipe it on the area to cover up or all-over for coverage. You can blend this out with your fingers or a sponge.

Here is the applicator for this concealer. I like how it is shaped to cover smaller areas and large areas. I’m not a fan of the smell of this product though.

Here’s a swatch of the shade that I was sent. This is M19 Cool. It covers but it is not really my skin tone.

The last product is Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Dry Shampoo. I adore Living Proof products. I use their leave-in conditioner and wow. Yes. 🙂 anyway, this product absorbs extra oil and volumizes your hair.

The back of the bottle says to shake well and spray 6-10 inches away from your head. You can apply to your roots by lifting your hair in sections. Wait for 30 seconds and then brush through to remove excess product.

I was so excited to test the perfume of the month! These are samples of Kat Von D’s Saint and Sinner.

I’m always scared to purchase perfumes before I test them so I’m very thankful. I love the bottle design.

This side has the ingredients of each sample, notes that they are recyclable, the batch code, and these are vegan fragrances! Very cool. My favorite vegan brand of perfume is Ghoulish Bath Shop. They’re scented after spooky themes!

The packaging is flawless like all her products. For Saint, the top note is mandarin, the middle note is Jasmine and Tiare Flower, and the base note is musk. Sinner has orange blossom for the top note, cinnamon as the middle note, and patchouli and vanilla as the base notes.

There you all go! What products are you interested in? What did you receive? Xo

Ipsy August Glambag!

Hi friends! I received my Glambag over the weekend and wanted to share it with you all! The theme this month was Good Vibes. As with the current events happening, I wish you all safety and good vibes to get you through. I know it doesn’t mean much, but positivity and love are everything.

Okay, soooo Ipsy has a new money back program. I’ll go into it as much as I can.

To be honest, I did not want to get up and take pictures at my table so my fox blanket will be the background today. This was one of the bag designs out of three. The big pamphlet behind the bag details the new reward program.

This is the front cover of the reward program booklet. It has Gabriel Zamora and a pink poodle on it. It also says Lavish Life on the side. To be honest, I don’t know much about Gabriel, I don’t pine and obsess over people on Instagram so I have no clue as to what he does or has done. Sorry.

These pages describe the Ipsy Cash and how it works. Basically, you earn cash back when you purchase from your favorite makeup brands and you can get the rebate in the mail or through PayPal.

I included these pages as examples of which brands are available in this program. MAC, Smashbox, and Bobbi Brown are three major brands included in this new service.

Next, I have my five products for the month and I included swatches of the eyeliner and the eyeshadow. Enjoy!

I was pretty happy with the variety this month, there was a Glamour Dolls brush, green tea moisturizer, The Balm eyeshadow, a new brand eyeliner, and a First Aid Beauty face cleaner. I love that cleaner! I think I first tried it before I started blogging and missed it dearly! Welcome home, cleaner!

The first item is the First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser with red clay. This is safe for sensitive skin, removes excess oils, unclog pores, and purified skin. This sample is one ounce of product.

The back of the product has the ingredient list and you need to avoid contact with your eyes. This is allergy tested and hypoallergenic. It says to use this only twice a day, and to use it just lather it together and gently rub onto your face. After you cover your face, just rinse. Ta T’s!

This is a moisturizer from A-True Spring Green Tea Watery Calming Cream. That isb a mouthful but smells amazing. This cream is 70% Black Tea water and it states that this heritage is from France and rediscovered in Korea. Sounds epic.

The back of the sample has the ingredient list and the directions. After you clean your face, massage this on your face and neck. This sample is 1.5 ounces and is made in Korea.

The third product is this rosy blending eyeshadow brush. I love these brushes and they’re so affordable. I snagged one of the Lisa Frank angled brushes before and wow. Such fluffy. So blend.

Here’s a pretty close-up shot of the bristles. This brush reminds me of the blending brush from Sugarpill. Or maybe I just like white and pink synthetic bristles. 🙂

This is a new precision tip eyeliner by Steve Laurant. This is waterproof and does not fade to grey. Yay!!!

There’s the tip of the eyeliner. It glides and applies easily and does not run or smear. I enjoyed this.

This is a sample shadow from The Balm Voyage Volume Two. I love the design for the sample shadow.

This eyeshadow has a 12 month shelf-life and has a lot number of 16L1. This side of the sample has the website, distribution information and the ingredients.

The shade I received was Willkommen. This is a buttery and shimmery brown shade. It is super pigmented.

Next, I have a finger swatch and a test of the new eyeliner for you all! Check these out!

I seriously love this liner. I have such problems finding actual waterproof eyeliners that last. I’m so happy I got the opportunity to test this one out! You can see how pigmented the eyeshadow is also. I’m impressed. However, it is nothing new to the eyeshadow game.

There you all have it! Next post will be about Sephora Play and their August bag! Xo!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow Swatches!

Hi readers and friends! I was going to wait until a lot of drama subsided with this palette but I wanted to show swatches for it. We all know this palette and we all know that a lot of people hate it, love it or are on the fence about it. This is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette. As we all know, this palette was marketed as the sultry and night-loving sister palette to Modern Renaissance. For some awkward reason, when I saw the marketing for these two palettes, I immediately thought of Daria and Quinn.

This is just how my mind works, I suppose. Anyways, I purchased this palette right off of Anastasia’s website before it glitched out and I snagged a P7 batch which I hear is the better performing palette. Yay! 🎉🎉🎉 Let’s check out the pictures and swatches I took for you all!

This is the palette in the box. I apologize how this box looks but because of the felt on the palette, I tend to keep it in the box for storage. I also have used this palette religiously for the last two weeks just to check out pigmentation and how each shade performs.

The back of the box has the batch code which is P7F2O. From what I watched and read online, the P7 batch performs better than the others that were originally launched. The box also has the main ingredients, distribution information, cruelty-free bunny, the layout of the shadows, and it shows a six month shelf life. Don’t get it twisted. All of ABH’s eyeshadow palettes have a six month life, while their glow kits have a 12 month shelf life. Please check my other posts for my verification on this.

Here is my actual palette. I love how it is a darker color than the Modern Renaissance palette. It will still get dirty but I don’t think it would be as noticeable.

The back of the actual palette has the same information as the back of the box. It has a note that says the eyeshadows were made in the United States. The brush includes in the palette was manufactured in China. Please note that these shadows have talc as the main ingredient instead of mica. I’m describing a lot of the details because there are dupes of this palette all over Wish and eBay already. *sigh*

Here’s the inside of the palette. It has a mirror that comes with a peel-off sticker and two rows of shades. There are eleven ultra-matte shades, two duochrome shades, and one shimmer shade. As you can see, I have used this palette a little bit.

Here is a close-up of all the shades in the palette. Since this palette is more of a pigment palette than an eyeshadow palette, please use these colors with caution and just dab a bit on each application and don’t be scared to build up color. 🙂 A little of this guy goes a long way.

Here is a picture of the brush included with the palette. It does have nice blendability and the bristles were soft. I used this brush for all the brush swatches today.

Okay, it’s swatch time! Please note how much pigment are in these swatches. I promise that I haven’t hit pan yet on any of these shades and I have used all of them in my two week use experiment. I swatched these in quads. Also, the quads are shades that would compliment each other to make eye looks.

The first four shades being swatched are Cube, Dawn, Roxy, and Electric. Cube reminds me of the Pink Heart highlighter from their Moonchild Glow Kit. You do need to work this shade but it adds a beautiful inner corner tone. Dawn is a peachy beige matte that works as a great base shade. Roxy is a pastel orange-pink shade. I love this shade and how pigmented it is. Electric is a pretty duochrome that is a brownish green that is super pretty.

The next four reminds me of camo colors. Destiny is a matte olive green that is lighter wirh brush application but can be built up. Adorn is that token copper shimmer shade that has been in every palette for the past two years. It blends well but nothing new. Fudge is a matte chocolate brown. New Wave is one of my favorite shades in this palette. This is a matte light-orange yellow and so pretty. This shade is highly blendable.

This third swatch set starts off with All Star. I love this shade but it lacked in pigment with both application techniques. This shade can be built up into something beautiful. Mercury is a dark beige-gray matte shade. Untamed is a dark bluish-green that needs to be built up when using a brush. Edge is a matte mustard shade that can be found in Lime Crime’s Venus 2 palette.

The last two shades are Axis and Rowdy. Axis is a dark matte blue. It looks nicer muted with the brush technique, in my opinion. Rowdy is a matte browinsh-burgundy shade. Please take note, while pretty, use lightly because it takes over a look quickly.

There is the overview of the palette for you. I’m happy with this purchase, but everyone is different with their preferences. If you are unsure, wait until Sephora carries it to swatch and check the shadows out on your own 🙂 xo