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

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Sephora Play! May Edition! 

Hi friends! I received this box yesterday but I already blogged and I was helping my mom with her hair and doing one of those Tony Moly Therapy Clay masks! I have another fun post coming today because my Storybook Cosmetics Wizardry and Witchcraft eyeshadow palette is out for delivery! Yay! I’m purposely waiting to blog about it today. 

In other news, Chris Cornell passed away. Rest in peace to a talented performer. My good friends took their daughter to have open heart surgery this morning so I’m also hoping for the best for her. ❤ She was diagnosed as having ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) and has a six hour procedure. 

This month’s Play box featured some cult favorites that are in the rise. Included is a highlighter stick, perfume, a hair mask, lip plumper, resurfacing mask, and a blurring stick. 

Each box comes with a fold out pamphlet. The first side goes through seven things you didn’t know you could do at Sephora. That is also where your Play! Pass is located. You can redeem the pass by purchasing anything at Sephora and presenting the pass. You get an extra 50 Beauty Insider points added to your account.
Here is the back side of the pamphlet. This shows you all your samples for this month. There is always a perfume sample of the month which I love.
Usually when you get your box it comes in a drawstring fabric bag. This one is a jelly like plastic latch bag. I prefer this more than the others.

I’m going to go over the samples now and show you pictures of course! 🙂 

Our first sample is Grande Lips clear lip plumper. This formula has a Hyaluronic Acid-infused formula. It plumps and softens lips over time. Alicia Grande is the founder of the company and she started with an eyelash formula. 
Here is the inside of the deluxe sample. It says that this will instantly plump lips in three to five minutes. GrandeLIPS is gluten free, paraben free and is not tested on animals. If you look, the pictures of the lips are after a 30 day study and applied twice daily. 
Here is a picture of the applicator. It is a flat rounded applicator. You apply this product to clean, dry lips. You can wear it alone or layer under other lip products. And for the best results, use twice daily. 

To be honest, my lips are pretty full on their own so I probably won’t be using much of this product.

The second item is Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask. This is a conditioning treatment that is salon quality. It is full of omega oils that soak into damaged or dull hair to add shine and make it vibrant again. This has Rahua nut oil in it which Amazonian tribes used in their hair, apparently. 
As you can see this is made from all natural ingredients. The directions are simple. After you shampoo, apply to your hair and comb through. Leave in for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse out. Use it once a week.

I’m going to use this today with the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask and I will check in with you all after I use both. 

Edit: this stuff smells great and makes my hair feel very light and healthy.

The third item is the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask. This is a non-irritating mask that works like a peel treatment to purify and revitalize skin with a blend of botanicals.
A fun fact about Tata Harper is that she was once an engineer. All of these masks are made in small batches by her and a group of chemists. It has eleven natural ingredients, for example, pomegranate enzymes and French pink clay. To use it, you apply a thick layer to a clean face and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes (10 if you have sensitive skin) and rinse with warm water. Use once a week for normal skin or three times a week for oil and blemish control.

I’m seriously excited to use this because I love masks! Considering these are made in small batches and have natural ingredients, I’m sold!

Edit: I kept this on for the full 30 minutes. Like most peel masks do, it tightened like crazy. But you didn’t have to peel it off, you just washed your face with warm water and it dissolved. My skin feels great!

The fourth item is a blur stick from Milk Makeup. This is a matte coverage blur stick. It smooths and primes skin by minimizing pores and fine lines. This company is pretty popular. I’ve heard good things and then I’ve heard some not so good things like clogged pores and breakouts.
This is what the color is of the blur stick. These containers were designed for one hand application and ease. To apply this, you simply swipe all over your face and blend. You can wear it alone but it is a better primer for foundation.

Despite what I heard about clogged pores and breakouts, I’m going to still try this out. I’ve been super curious about this brand since I’ve seen their holographic sticks. 

The fifth item is a highlight and multipurpose stick by Trèstique. This formula has coconut oil infused in it. This is also a very subtle champagne pink shade. These are good if you’re looking for a quick shine boost throughout the day.
Here is a swatch of the highlighter stick. The shade is called Maldives Luminescent. To apply this, draw on your cheekbones, bridge of nose, brow bones, inner and outer eyelid corners, and cupid’s bow. Or less if you like. All you do is pat with your fingers to blend out. Make sure you do this before your foundation!

I always say that most highlighters are wasted on me because I wear glasses so I have this to my mom because I know she’ll use it 😃

The last item is the Perfume of the Month. This month is Clean’s Reserve Sel Santal. I love how earthy and natural this smells. This brand uses cruelty-free ingredients and recyclable materials. This scent was inspired by woods, ocean air and fig leaves.
Here’s the inside of the sample. It has some quick blurbs about the scent profiles and a mission statement. The fragrance family is: Earthy and Woody. The Top Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, and Nutmeg tonic. Middle Notes: Violet, Salted Fig, and Hazlenut Cream. Base Notes: Amber, Styrax, Rose Musk and Sandalwood. 

I love this perfume sample. It made the entire box smell fantastic. I was overall pretty happy with the samples given! Xo