Beauteque Head to Toe Bag Lip Essentials (May 2015)

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This month’s head to toe bag is all about lip essentials! Recently the media is all crazy about lip products and ‘the pout’. I myself was hunting down some eccentric lip stains for spring/summer, so when the theme was unveiled, I was actually positive about this! ❤

Before we start unbagging, lets talk about Beauteque‘s subscription bag. 🙂

The Beauteque’s Head to Toe is not exactly a monthly sub, but they do release a new theme each month and you can purchase a singly bag each time if you fancy the theme! You can also find some previous bags in their site. 🙂
The Head to Toe Lip Essentials is still available for purchase at $26.00 on their site.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:

7 full sized products in every bag
-a value between $65 to $85
-products from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Europe, America

SHIPPING:

Beauteque ships to US, Canada, Europe, Japan Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand mailing addresses with some fees. US customers are able to enjoy free shipping with purchase on their site tho!

Some previous bags- read my reviews to get an idea! 🙂
Head to Toe Milk
Feb- Pink Beauty
Head to Toe Breakfast
April: Tony Moly 

The bag arrived a week ago. The 7 products were housed in this grey velvet-embroidered bag.

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It’s 18cm x 11cm, looks pretty nice but reeks a little. I guess the smell goes after awhile.

Info-card (front and back);

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I am most excited about the Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk in PK005. I do like this lipstick range and tried their other colors before. PK005 is a light pink, which is almost salmon-ish. It works for people with very fair skin but not so much with darker skins (makes me look like a tanned barbie in summer … :O ).

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The design is super cute! ❤ I like the pink and embossed lipstick and all, but the ribbon ring on the tube is a flaw. It breaks so easily! My previous blooming lipsticks are mostly void of the ring.

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I wouldn’t call this a long-wearing lipstick, but it applies nicely and has a nice color. It is perfect for gradient lips if paired with a darker pink. 🙂 I like that Etude lipsticks come with so many choices and make an adorable gift for any girl friend.

The lip brush that came in this bag looks interesting. it is actually detachable and retractable.

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Just pop one end into the other and the brush shows iteself. It is quite….err bushy (?) and doesn’t seem to be right for precise application. Thank god this bag contains a lip liner to fix that.

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Idk, it isn’t the best lip applicator. I was looking forward because my Vivito painting pod needed one.

I’m sure you will feel blessed when you use this, because its the Holy Berry Tint by Holika Holika! (sorry for bad jokes)

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It tastes like artificial berries lol. I don’t think it is any better than Tony Moly’s or Benetint, but if you just need a quick stain to head out the door, then this is alright. I will put this on in 3 seconds to answer my door or run to the store.

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Mine was in 02 Raspberry. Well, you could use this to mix with a basic BB cream in an empty cushion pact to make a blush! I have been experimenting with various lip colors and I think it is a fun idea for people with too many BB creams and lip tints to spare. (I mixed my unused Clarins BB + Innisfree lip tint mousse + Peripera tint to create this salmon pink blush which I love using daily! 😀 )

The Etude House Soft touch Auto lipliner is a product to have in terms of application and price. It does remind me very much of the Tony Moly lip liner received from a previous bag. This one is slightly darker and tugs less.

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I don’t wear a lot of red lips, but this bag is starting to re-inspire me. 🙂

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This photo is under the sunlight so the real color is slightly darker than that.

We are no stranger to lip patches~ The Tony Moly Lip patch (I know the info card says Etude house..) is pretty much the same as compared to other hydrogel lip masks I have tried.

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Cooling and silencing 😛 This product is just what you need if you suffer from dry, chapped lips.

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It is another product to introduce to my countrymates. We don’t often see a lip mask around here you know..

Aritaum is a brand I have been waiting to see more of in subscriptions. We got their Baby Lips Balm in this bag. Mine was Power Hyaluronic Acid.

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I have not tried this, but I guess any lip balm is pretty handy to have in your handbag. This version is said to hydrate without stickiness. Of course, there is nothing worse than having gel-like lips which adheres your hair as the wind blows. :/

I’m glad that Beauteque chose to add in a lip scrub as well! The Nature Republic by Flower Lip Scrub is a granulated scrub that helps soften and smoothen lips.

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I was always confused as to when to use a lip scrub! I kept forgetting that I should scrub when I wash my face in the mornings, and not after I have applied all my skincare steps because then i will just wash everything around my lip area off. I did try to remove scrubs with a cotton and then apply lipstick on but its just a mess and granules can taste blergh. So scrub when you cleanse! 😀

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Okay, I like how well-rounded this bag is. You get everything from a scrub, a lip liner to an applicator. They aren’t the best choices for me, but I do like how varied this is. I do wish they’d include a hot item from VDL/ 3CE/ Clio instead of that lip brush and lip tint. It’s a personal preference but eccentric color choices like violet or burgundy would have elevated the bag to a must-have.

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You can get the regular BB bags and other product offers here: Beauteque.com (also sign up immediately for a $3 rebate) or find their other monthly subscriptions at Beautequemonthly.com. For mask lovers, rejoice because Beaeteque is now offering Mask Maven too (10 mask/ month sub)!

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This bag was sent for review purposes but the opinions are honest and true to my experience.

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Beauteque Head to Toe April 2015 Bag- Tony Moly

I’m so chuffed to have discovered this bag at my door yesterday! It is the Beauteque Head to Toe April 2015 Bag and this time around, they are featuring 7 Tony Moly products~ ❤

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Who doesn’t love the cute products of Tony Moly, right? 🙂

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Info-card;

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The Tony Moly Face Mix Primer Lip Concealer is a product I cannot wait to try because I have been using other primers and they dry my lips a little. Korean swatches tend to be of those pretty pale-gradient-ombre lips and I guess this would help a lot to reproduce the same effect!

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It is packaged like a little lip balm.

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On swatch it looks so much lighter than my skin. It is definitely like a lip balm + concealer. I can’t comment on how it perform yet, but if I like it I will review it with the Face Mix concealer which I am using regularly at the moment! 😀

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Very happy to have received this in a Head to Toe bag~

Next up is a product I have tried and loved. It is the Tony Moly Tangerine Whitening Hand cream. Can I tell you, this smells absolutely divineeee~

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Can I have a basket of these on display? Just staring at the cute fruits are therapeutic enough. 😛

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In case you are curious, this smells alot like the Yeon hallabong products. Tangerines tend to be less sour/ citrusy compared to oranges or lime, and have a unique fragrance to them. The consistency is like something in between body butter and lotion. It doesn’t contain alot of products, but all is good when it looks that cute, no? 🙂

I have also tried this Strawberry seeds 3-step nose pack awhile ago. What it is is a blackhead treatment for the nose area; 1. To open up pores and loosen the dirt and all. 2. A nose strip that helps pull out all the gunk. 3. Soothing pack that calms the skin and shrinks pores.

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Ingredients and instructions;

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Many companies have been making these 3-steps nose product. I love it. It’s my guilty pleasure; seeing those suckers getting yank out. Guaranteed satisfaction..

I have also tried this Gold Black Sugar mask scrub before. It is perhaps a dupe of the Skin Food’s black sugar mask and it doesn’t quite measure up but it works well to exfoliate.

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It smells of burnt caramel sauce. Yum!

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It’s all gooey and sweet like a jam and you can’t resist but to taste it. But please do not consume your skin care 😛

This cute lips is actually the Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lip scrub! It’s about time to get a lip scrub because I own a gazillion lip products and everytime you put on a really nice color, you have to make sure there aren’t any chappy bits showing~

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*swoons*

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I know this won’t last me long at all, but I might repot something else into this lip casing afterwards. It does not smell of anything in particular. ❤

Next are two heart pumice stones. I would never thought of picking up pumice stones for myself but this is a cute addition!

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Instruction says to wet feet and scrub to remove rough skin. Might do this since summer is approaching and that spells sandals season!

I don’t know what to make of the Tony Moly Make HD straight cream because I don’t want to have straight hair….probably I can pass this on to someone else who does.

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Instructions;

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It smells quite potent. :O

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This bag is adorbs. It is that close to perfection but misses out on the random hair cream thing.  I love the hand cream, primer and nose pack, and don’t mind the rest as I would use them. 😀 That drawstring bag it came in is super useful as well! I will be storing my bendable flats/ beachwear/ sunnies in it~ ❤

You can get the Head to Toe or regular BB bags, and other product offers here: Beauteque.com (also sign up immediately for a $3 rebate) or find their other monthly subscriptions at Beautequemonthly.com. For mask lovers, rejoice because Beauteque is now offering Mask Maven too (10 mask/ month sub)!

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This bag was sent for review purposes but the opinions are honest and true to my experience.

Beauteque Head to Toe Breakfast Bag unbagging & review

image Ahoj~ I’ve gotten this Beauteque Head to Toe Breakfast bag last week and given some of it a try. It looks promising at first glance. I know I would love at least half of it already. ❤ You can still get this on Beauteque.com or if you are more interested in monthly subs then take a look at their Beautequemonthly.com site 😀 (more at the bottom of this post~) The info card showing the product names and directions of use;

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This time, Beauteque gave us a blue floral zip-around bag. It fits everything!

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There is also a handle on top. I have not used a bag like this since….idk. If you would put in those insulating foams, this will work as a picnic lunchbag too~ 😉

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Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk ($10)

I was most excited for this hand cream. You probably know that I am a sucker for hand creams and beautiful packaging so this is a killer combo!

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Screw-top banana that dispenses banana cream? 😀 It smells like those artificial banana essence used to make banana cakes/ breads but I don’t really mind it.. Texture wise this is abit like body butters rather than cream.

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Its a shame one tube contains so little product and is not really reusable (I always clean and refill my fruit containers). However, I would recommend this as a gift to anyone! It is pretty novel and the hand cream isn’t bad. 🙂

Skin Food Bath Fizzer ($12)

I don’t have a bath tub here in my student accommodation, but I could always use an excuse to find one 😛 I love bath fizzers/salts/bombs! This one is in Green Tea (chosen from other options) and packaged in an egg tray. Points for creativity!

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It does not smell like most green tea products at all in its solid form. This bath fizzer smells more herbal/organic and can come off too strong for some. I can’t describe exactly– this scent is a hit or miss.

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The fizzers contains green tea powder rich in catechin and polyphenol, plus they add luster and resilience to skin. I am tempted to try the other types— honey jasmine and peppermint sounds lovely! 

Etude House Sunshine in Spoon Scrub massage Yoghurt ($6)

This is a product that I have tried in the past but don’t mind getting again. They come in various types; Sugar Apple and Raspberry. I love both flavors equally and can’t say which is better…Both smells delicious. 😛

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As the name suggests, this is a gentle scrub which requires a couple of minutes of massaging. After cleansing, your skin will feel smooth and supple.

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Ingredients list can be found here. If you love yoghurt products that smells so good that they are almost edible, I suggest checking out Innisfree’s yoghurt packs and Laneige’s multiberry yoghurt sleeping packs. Those are my top 2 yoghurt loves~ ❤

Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask ($5)

There is a bloom of basic pantry ingredients products lately- egg, mayonnaise, sugar, salt. You name it. It may sound iffy at first but some of those do work for me!

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And don’t worry, this one does not smell of poultry or rotten eggs at all! Amazingly it is also free of paraben, mineral oils, benzopenone-9, and triethanolamine, making the mask suitable for sensitive skin.

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I do think anyone who wants brighter skin should try this. Another product from this range which I felt was worth trying is their Mousse Pack.

They were some of TCFS’s bestsellers.

I love TCFS for their whimsical and original designs. I bet many do too, and that prompts counterfeiters to mass-produce fakes to sell on Ebay. Please be aware~ Thankfully, we can trust Beauteque for their authentic product curations.

Echoice Fermented Tea Drinks Sleeping Pack ($12)

I have had another tube of this sleeping pack and used more than half of it already. While it contains all the goodness of jasmine, rose and green tea, this pack is incredibly mild. Not that it does nothing, but it puts on a coat to protect the skin against drying in the driest of winter.

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Texture wise, it is a lucent cream which spreads like watery gel. It does not smell of anything in particular…probably only slightly of tea.

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I would not say this is an amazing product. it did not wow me but I would still use it once in awhile…like vaseline lol. E choice produces some really cheap but okay products. Their marketing strategy seems to be to promote a “Good price market” standpoint (similar to the next product by Evas). Most of their hand creams, cleansers etc are only $2-5! 😀

Evas Vitamin Cleansing Foam ($10)

I had hopes for this…but the reviews were not promising. The lovely girls of Reddit and MuT investigated the pH and found that this was pH10– too alkaline for the skin. 😦 I am not huge on pH but I know that 10 is incredibly high. Oddly though, this claims to contain vitamins, AHA etc and I would have assumed that this is slightly acidic but thats not the case.

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First impressions seemed to be alright but urgh I will not be using this myself.

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I don’t know if anyone would…this will go into my free items stash. :/

I like Evas. I mean, they make some really good products like the MaRait perfumes and Kiss the Perfume cherry blossom hair stuff. This just isn’t it.

Lastly, Beauteque’s lifestyle product this month: a cherry apron! That was quite unexpected.

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I lol-ed at the price marked for each products. They tallied up to an RRP of around $25 + some shipping. I do think this one had the lowest retail price of all the bags I have received before…I didn’t mind that because I love the first three products and think that the beauty bag serves a purpose: for us to discover things that we otherwise wouldn’t buy for ourselves.

image Kudos to the team for putting up a mix of products each time. Would you purchase this bag for the fun of it? You can get the regular BB bags and other product offers here: Beauteque.com (also sign up immediately for a $3 rebate) or find their other monthly subscriptions at Beautequemonthly.com. For mask lovers, rejoice because Beauteque is now offering Mask Maven too (10 mask/ month sub)!

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This bag was sent for review purposes but the opinions are honest and true to my experience.