I didn’t have to many empties pile up over the last few months. heck, one of these wasn’t even empty, it was just v v v expired. Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soap in Winter Candy Apple and Twisted Peppermint – The foaming hand […]
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Because I spend way too much time watching beauty videos on YouTube, I’ve been interested in trying something from Dose of Colours for a while. Because I live in Canada, it’s not the easiest brand to get here. Shipping is expensive, and when you add […]
Mascara is the underrated hero of make up. It’s never the most exciting product, but if you’re not wearing it, someone will inevitably tell you that you look kind of tired. I love trying out new mascaras. Even more so, I love getting mascaras sent to me by Influenster to try out for free.
Here’s my thing with mascara – I don’t like high end mascaras. Not that I don’t ACTUALLY like them, but like, you kind find perfectly good, if not great, mascaras at the drugstore for a fraction of the price.
What I look for in a mascara:
- Lengthening – I want long, lucious bambi lashes, okay?
- Non-clumpy – I don’t love the spidery lash look on me
- Easy to get off at the end of the day – I like when my mascara stays on through the day, but it comes off easyish at night because I am lazy and usually give up and end up with a raccoon-eyes-look reminiscent of my grade 8 graduation make up
- No-Transfer – again, trying to not rock the raccoon eyes thing, because I cannot pull it off like they can
- Not a necessity, but I do prefer a rubber bristle wand
Okay, anyway, I got the new Revlon Volumazing Mascara in the mail, complimentary for review from Influenster and Revlon. This mascara promises:
- No smudging or flaking for up to 24 hours
- Ultra-creamy, amplifying formula infused with nourishing Olive Oil for a soft, fanned out look
- Turn-it-up brush with a curved centre and wavy filaments to hug each last while holding the optimal amount of each product
First things first – for the most part, Influenster sends out full-sized products. This is a delxue sample at best. Which is FINE, a free mascara is a free mascara, but something to note.
I’ve been wearing it for a few days straight and my verdict – it is a perfectly fine mascara. It’s nothing mind-blowing. I don’t find my lashes look particularly lengthened, thickened, or nourished. It does come of easily at the end of the day which I appreciate. It’s just like, a decent, not super special mascara. From Revlon alone I prefer the Mega Multiplier mascara. This is a mascara I will definitely keep using. It’s nice for travel. It’s also good for the days where I want to look like I’m not wearing make up, but I definitely AM wearing make up, you know. Anyway, I wouldn’t rebuy this once it ran out and I don’t think I would recommend this to you, there are 5000 other perfectly decent and better mascaras at the drug store for you to try.
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I truly never intended to get the July box. I really wanted the June box, and then I thought it was going to be one and done with Boxycharm. Not because it wasn’t good, but because it’s just a little tough on my budget. Don’t get me wrong, Boxycharm has an outrageous value for what you pay ($21 USD, for Canadians it works out to be around $35 with shipping and exchange.) Anyway, I forgot to cancel and my card got charged so I was like okay cool whatever I’m in. And I’m soooo happy I got this box.
In the July box I received:
NOTE Cosmetics Luminous Silk Compact Blusher in Desert Rose – $12 USD – I am in love with this Blush. It is such a gorgeous, unique colour and very silky and smooth. I find it has good staying power throughout the day. I don’t think the price is too crazy either.
Dr. Brandt Needles No More Eye De-puffing Gel* – $42 USD – I always need a little extra help with my under eyes. I tend to have dark circles thanks to my bouts with insomnia. I liked this product. The orange colour really helped to brighten my under eyes, but I don’t know if I really noticed any de-puffing action going on.
Crown Brushes Fuego Eyeshadow Palette* – $30 USD – I was happy to get this variant in my box (the other option was a priming mist). Because I, and the rest of the world, are very into warm-toned shadows lately, I was loving the colours in this palette. The palette DOES have a pretty chemically scent to it though.
Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara – $24 USD – It’s always nice to have an extra mascara kicking around, and I quite like this one. I love the tubes like this, because it makes me feel like I’m going to be able to get all of the product out of it. I don’t find it smudges throughout the day, but it’s also pretty easy to get off at night.
Chella Eyebrow Cream in Taupe – $26 USD – I didn’t think I was going to like this product. When I first tried it out, I over-applied it. Now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, I love it. I still hate the packaging though.
This was another solid month from Boxycharm. The total value of the box is $134 USD. If you want to subscribe to Boxycharm, use my referral link here.