Inside this month’s Lip Monthly bag:
- Jelly Pong Pong Lip Butter-$18.95
- Peony Pink Glow luminizing stick-$22
- Measurable Difference/Chrislie lip color stick-$13
- Be a Bombshell lip/cheek stick-$16
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Inside this month’s Lip Monthly bag:
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Hey guys, I had a little bit of free time today so I wanted to share what I received in my Walmart beauty box and my thoughts on it. It came a few days ago but I actually subscribed about two months ago. I completely forgot about it until I got the email saying that it had shipped. Anyway, I love beauty boxes! It’s a great way to find out about and try new products, things that you may not have even thought about trying but end up loving. This isn’t a monthly box. It ships every season(Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter), and the products will be relevant to the season. So when I opened my box, I wasn’t impressed but for $5 I can’t complain. Here’s what I received…
That’s it for my Walmart beauty box. Like I said, overall I’m not impressed but it’s just my first one so I can’t write it off just yet. And, it’s only $5! I’m looking forward to seeing what the next box contains!
Hey guys! I hope you all are doing well, everyone has probably got big plans for summer! I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I might not be posting for a little bit. We recently purchased a house and the construction should be completed by the end of next month. Right now we’re in the process of packing and realtors are already coming by here with prospective tenants so there are people coming in and out, walking around and asking questions all day while I’m trying to pack. And we have people coming to clean the carpets and paint the walls….it’s just crazy around here right now. I’ve still been shopping, buying makeup and other beauty products…although most of my shopping recently has been online. Anyway, I just wanted to let you guys know what’s going on and I’ll be back as soon as I can. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer and congratulations to all the graduates!!
Hey guys! Today I’m going to talk about a few products from Perfectly Posh. This company was brought to my attention by one of their independent consultants. As it was explained to me, Perfectly Posh is a naturally based pampering product company. All of their products are under $25, made in the USA & cruelty free. I received a few samples to try out and I’m going to share my thoughts on each one.
First up is the Complexion Perfection Face Wash. This is a daily face wash that gently exfoliates & deep cleans. It has grapefruit, peppermint, & walnut-shell powder. I’m not one to use an exfoliating face wash everyday but I really liked this. It smells good & left my face feeling smooth & clean. I also liked the consistency of it, it’s not super thick and it spreads out over your face easily with just a small amount.
Next up is the Cackle Spackle Detoxifying Face Mask. I loved this face mask! First off it smells amazing! It has charcoal powder, volcanic ash, kaolin clay and spearmint. As soon as you open it all you smell is the spearmint. I had a little trouble when applying it because it was really thick & kind of hard so it wasn’t spreading easily but once I got it going it only took a small amount to cover my face. I left it on for about 10 minutes. It rinses off easily and it left my face with that refreshing tingling feeling. I noticed that it kind of minimized my pores. It makes no claim to that in the description, it’s just what I noticed after using it.
Moving on to the Moisturize 911 Caffeinated Face Cream. This tightens, brightens & moisturizes with aloe, citrus & caffeine. Unfortunately it did not work for my skin. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve gone from having combination skin to now having oily skin and each time I used this my skin ended up being extremely oily to the point where I had to go back & wash my face again to get it off because even blotting papers & my holy grail…the Prep+Prime Skin Refined Zone from MAC didn’t help. I tried using a smaller amount, I tried using a different face wash from the first time I used it and I even tried it after using the Complexion Perfection Face Wash. I’m not saying it’s a bad moisturizer or that it’s not worth trying, I just think it’s probably not ideal for oily skin. It smells good though!
Next on the list is Never Grow Up, the Anti-aging Fine Line Fixer Serum. With aloe vera, caffeine & vitamin B3 this serum is supposed to tighten the skin, even the skin tone, stimulate the production of collagen & diminish the appearance of lines around the eyes and mouth. I’m all for serums, I think everyone especially older chicks like myself should include some type of serum into their skin care routine. That being said, finding a good anti-aging serum that is actually going to work & do what it’s supposed to do can be tricky. You have to check what’s in it…or what’s not. Caffeine & Vitamin B3 are the two ingredients in this product that stood out to me because caffeine combats free radicals which cause things like wrinkles & sagging skin. Vitamin B3 is good for skin discoloration, reducing redness & helping skin to retain moisture. So, while it may take some time to actually see the benefits/effects of an anti-aging serum, I think this one is decent & worth a shot.
That brings me to the Never Grow Up Face Cream, an Anti-Aging Deep Moisturizer. This is supposed to be used in combination with the Never Grow Up Serum. It contains shea butter & botanical extracts. I had the same issue with this as I did with the Moisture 911 Caffeinated Cream. Maybe it’s just entirely too many moisturizing properties for my oily skin lol! I used it in combination with & without the serum & still got the same results. I think this is probably good for someone with normal to dry skin & possibly even combination skin.
Moving right along to the Whole Lava Love Volcanic Ash Facial Exfoliator…this is supposed to help prevent fine lines & promote healthier, younger looking skin. I pretty much noticed the same results with this as with the Cackle Spackle Detoxifying Mask. My skin was softer afterwards & it seemed as if it had minimized the appearance of my pores. And, it smells soooo good!
Next, the Under Wonder Matte Pore Primer. I used this stuff everyday until it was gone! I loved it! Anything that keeps my skin matte for a decent amount of time, with or without makeup is a winner in my book! It’s so smooth, it feels like velvet on your skin & for me it lasted all day. This is a must have!
Finally we have the Bahama Berry, Strawberry & Orange Lip Scrub. This contains shea butter along with strawberry & orange exfoliate. So, it smells good, tastes good and left my lips soft, smooth & moisturized.
Alright, so that was everything. I went ahead and ordered a couple of things after going through the catalog. I ordered the Poshymallow scented Coconut Oil, the Black Cherry Attack Kit which includes the body wash, the body whip and a Detox Face Mask, the Strawberry Fields Forever (chunk) Soap & of course the Under Wonder Primer. They have so many different products for all kind of skin care needs, all for under $25. Also, they have a reward program where you earn points that can be used to get more products.
***Now through June 30th you can get a 15% rebate on any purchase!! Go to www.perfectlypettijohn.com, add products to your cart then select “Makeup & Curls Readers” as your party at checkout.(%15 of your total will be refunded to your card before the charge is final)
Can you believe it’s June already!? It’s crazy how fast 2016 is speeding by! I wonder how much makeup I will have accumulated by the end of the year, but before I get ahead of myself…today I’m sharing the products I was obsessing over the most in May. I’ll start with the more budget friendly products first.
So that’s everything for May, but I’ve been doing quite a bit of shopping recently…I’ve been on youtube, snapchat & instagram keeping up with the best products out right now, what’s new & just what everyone is obsessing over in general. So I should be back soon to share what I’ve come across, new products Im interested in & what I’ve bought. Thanks for reading!