Beautequemonthly BB Bag Marvelous May unbagging

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I am so excited for this month’s BB bag! It’s themed Marvelous May, and marvelous it is ❤

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

The Beauteque’s new sub program will come with a month-to-month subscription and three other different options: 3 month, 6 month, 12 month (all are prepaid).
3 months is $24/m
6 months is $23/m and
12 months is $22/m

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:

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

SUBSCRIPTION CALENDAR:

-subscriptions are from the 15th to the 15th (ex. If you subscribe on January 16th, you will be receiving the February bag and so on)
-Beauteque will ship out bags from the 5th to the 15th (customers will be guaranteed to receive their bag that specific month)
-Beauteque will email options to customers on the 1st and they must reply with their responses for the options by the 5th or the options will be picked at random (ex. lipstick color, hand cream scent, toner type,etc)

SHIPPING COSTS:

Beauteque ships to US, Canada, and Europe mailing addresses with the following fees;
-US ($3.95/m)
-Canada ($5.95/m)
-Europe ($8.95/m)

This year’s bags- read my reviews to get an idea! 🙂
February: Sweethearts BB Bag
March: Our Lips are Sealed
April: Mad for Plaid

 

You can also read about my Head to Toe bag reviews (these are the BB bag’s cousins, also curated by Beauteque!).

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I love the concept for this month. We don’t often get body mists and lash curlers, and these kinda elevate the curation you know. 😀 Most of us beauty junkies have enough in our stash and useful daily items are what we seek!

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The info card

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Shall we start of with this really pretty gold-plated lash curler from The Face Shop? 

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Photogenic from all angle 😀

I am currently using this one from Nature Republic and it is satisfactory, but this new lash curler couldn’t come at a better time because I needed a replacement!

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I find Korean/ Japanese lash curlers really good and economical! They also come with a silicone strip as replacement when they become worn/ dirty after prolonged usage.

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The next item is the Holika Holika Pig Nose clear blackhead starter. This product is pretty much the gel that helps lift the gunk out of their lair! It is said to contain pink clay that absorbs excess sebum and soften those stubborn blackheads.

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I don’t know how efficacious this is with one use, but I do adore the 3-step product from the same line. Seriously though, if anyone has a blackhead problem, try those nose strips for guaranteed satisfaction. This one might just be a great adjunct. We’ll see!

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The It’s Skin Mini Bebe mist is another item I looked forward to. I chose “shining apple” because I love sweeter, fresher scents. I can tell you that Korean hair fragrance/ body mists are all fabulous!!! Maybe I am generalizing things a little, but I have certainly not gotten any mist that smells bad. ❤

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I can’t wait to pop this into my bag during summer. You know how horrid it can smell in the public transports in Europe after a hot day out. Blueh 😛 This is what I need since it is almost palm size and doesn’t weigh a brick.

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The Nature Republic Bulgarian rose essence is sort of like a toner slash mist which refreshes the skin after cleansing. It serves to ‘start’ (as the Koreans would like to call it) the makeup or skin care routine. I love that it is packed with Vitamin A and C, both antioxidants for brighter and younger skin.

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Look how cute this is!

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It smells only subtly of roses– for those who are afraid of strong rose scents. 🙂

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Another Nature Republic product is the Vivid Tint Bar (SPF 15 PA+). This one fits the May-lets-prepare-for-hotter-weather bag as it has sun protection on top of moisturizing and tinting.

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The Mik@tvonk Auto Eyeliner pencil is some of the few products I have not tested long enough from this bag. I have to admit I do have too many black eyeliners in my possession currently. One side seems to be matte and the other end shimmery. It did apply a little dry (not like those smooth kohl liners) and may tug at the eye lines. I’m on the edge about this, but I will give it more tries. The shimmery end seems interesting enough though!

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The May Island Donkey Milk Skin Mask came as a pair: Mela-Tox and Wrinkle filler. Did someone say donkey milk?

I jumped onto the bandwagon awhile ago, and loved some donkey milk-based products. It does sound squirmish as first, but they are great for people struggling with dry skin!

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Ingredients;

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Fortunately, my dry skin days are gone, so these might be passed over to my mum. I do like the 3-step concept, because you can just carry some of these masks while traveling and not worry about carrying your heavy tubes of cleanser and ampoule~ 🙂

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It is obvious that this month’s bag is one of the bloggers’ favs. I adore how color-coordinated this bag is~

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Obviously the curations can be taken differently according to individual tastes, but this one is a winner across the globe~ I like how practical they are. Shall I reveal my <3?

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YAS. 😀

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.

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Beauteque Sweethearts February BB Bag review

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Yes, it is nearing the end of March, but this bag is too awesome to not be reviewed! 😛 The Beauteque Sweethearts February BB Bag features a sweet, sweet beauty collection in conjunction with valentines~ ❤

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This bag contains 8 products altogether, including a lifestyle product!

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Before reviewing each products, lets talk about how convenient this makeup pouch is. It is padded on the outside making it super useful to store eye shadows, bronzers and press powders, and it has two pockets on the inside so we don’t have to fumble about to look for that brow pencil or nose strip etc. 😀

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Definitely making into my top 3 pouches received from Beauteque so far~ ❤

The Echoice Peptide Cream ($14.99) is simply an all-in-one cream that promises to moisturize and firm up the skin after cleansing and toning. It comes in a no-frill drugstore-like design.

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The tube was unsealed and pumps out immediately after I unscrewed the cap. It’s a white cream that feels a tad heavier than some moisturizers that I normally use… almost hand-cream-like. There is also a slight fragrance to it, which does not bother me. What does is the feeling that this could be too much if you use an essence/ ampoule/ lotion beneath. I would say just use this alone after toning.

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I have not seen much changes after using, but I guess we should give it some time, yes?

The Tony Moly Petit Art Perfume Mist in fresh green ($12) is probably my favourite item in this bag! It is an absolute fabulous find because of how lovely it smells. I can’t describe it well enough…perhaps green tea + green apple + grass or something fresh. Anywho, I’m spritzing this like crazy and looking to buy a backup already~ ❤ ❤

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I’m pretty sure that girl illustrated looks familiar….

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It is after all lots of ester (chemistry yo) contributing to the scent, but be aware that lavender extract is also listed as one of ingredients to those ladies who are allergic to it.

I’m curious as to how the other variations would smell but I really love this one. Garh… ❤

It’s Skin Mango White Lip and Eye Remover ($5) comes in a pack of 15 and reminds me very much of the Skinfood seaweed one I have purchased awhile ago. It is an oil-type remover unlike cleansing tissues. So just to be sure you are picking up the right one, if you see “lip and eye” chances are they are oil-type removers.

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And I’m pretty certain they meant mangosteen from that illustration rather than mangos. Entirely different fruit (not that I can pick up the smells any way…).

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They work fine, and smell alright but I don’t fancy the oily sensation personally. It makes my eyes water a little (like the oil+powder gokmul toner everyone likes). I think my eyes has aversion to oil and alcohol or something XP

I am, however, deeply in love with the Herb Day cleansing ones also received from a Beauteque bag before ❤ Repurchased!

The Skinfood Black bean Eye Brow Pencil ($11) has also made it to my staple list. I find it very useful to have two sides: a drawing charcoal and a brow brush.

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I think this might take awhile to run out like most Korean brow pencils. I do have pretty unruly brows and am using out my browcaras. 😛

I would have personally purchased this A’Pieu Non Co Tea Tree Emulsion ($12.99) to satiate my curiosity but thankfully received one instead in a BB bag! It was so cheap on another shopping site and I wondered if it will actually work.

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I had not have a chance to try this yet,… (using up my Tosowoong Tea tree lotion first) but I will, soon!

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It is 150ml of presumably good stuff and right for my age group too. Fingers crossed~

Beauteque also added in 2 masks for this bag;

Humanpia Costech Arbutin Essence Mask

Apparently good for restoring elasticity, brightening and firming the skin.

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It has Japanese on the back of it but instructions are otherwise the same. 15-20 minutes is all it needs. Am pretty sure this is from Korea but probably a repackaged version to sell to Japanese women.

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NextBeau Moisture/ Collagen Aqua Mask

The description is pretty funny: Collagen makes the skin moisturized for a long time as abundant moisture sensation by containing collagen; but all is well…we Europeans mostly don’t speak English as out first language either. 😛

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No surprises here…the same instructions as usual.

The Etude House Collagen Eye Patch ($3.99) is not a stranger in my vanity. My mum hoards these eye patches and I steal them from her refrigerator stash because they soothe my computer eyes~

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Another surprisingly lovely find is this Hair Spa towel ($9.99) which I have been using since the day I received this bag! I had one similar one from Daiso Japan and that one is in rags due to overuse lol. This makes me so happy because I was about to go on a terry cloth hair towel hunt~ Thumbs up for Beauteque’s curation! ❤

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This bag has to be one of the best so far with 3 items already making into my routine staples list, not to mention that pouch housing all the goodies! I think I like this more than the January or March ones ❤ ❤ I am sniffing that fresh green perfume mist like a glu sniffer while typing this all the while..argh love!

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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 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.

Memebox 1st Anniversary Box unboxing & review

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An Anniversary Memebox? “It has got to be like the best box everr”. Or not. I bought this thinking oh well, what company would screw up their commemorative box? So did Memebox?

Lets find out.

 Info-card;

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I notice there were only 5 products, one of which was a repeat.

I was happy to receive (randomly) the Tosowoong Bee AC Control Lotion (100ml, $15) instead of the toner. This single product almost made up for the whole box, really. I have been using it for awhile now.

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The lotion has the key ingredients listed on it’s bottle. That’s what I am talking about. Companies should make it easier for us like that!

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This lotion absorbs nicely into my skin and works as a daily moisturizer without making my face too oily. It is an AC control type after all. It is not scented or anything. The consistency is pretty creamy without being heavy. I think I need to jump on this bee venom/ Benton trend soon.

Remember we got the same brand from Tea Tree cosmetics box? I can’t wait to try that one after I’m done with this! Fab.

I see so much of RiRe lately and not enough hype from this brand. We get two RiRe products (or 3, considering these hair products as 2 separate entities) in this box alone.

The Hot Speed Manicure (15ml) and Cool Dr Scalp+ (10ml) are surprisingly full-sized ($11) claiming to give healthier scalp and hair. You are supposed to use the cool one as a shampoo/conditioner and then rinse. The hot manicure is like a treatment essence for before/after blow-drying.

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This may be quite confusing, but the cooling one did nothing to me. Rating? Meh. I am rarely ever disappointed with Korean hair stuff so far though. This might be the first.

I seriously thought this pact is a cushion seeing the dent on the picture (thinking it was a sponge). Nope. The Unni Recipe Makes Your Skin Smooth Firming Pact SPF 25 PA++ (12g, $24) is a powder pact that covers while preserving its moisture and nourishes the skin with various galactomyces and lactobacillus ferments.

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I don’t really like powder pacts especially in winter because they tend to cake when it is all dry and oily at the same time. I don’t know…I might give this a try maybe since it is in my shade (#21 Light beige). It does promise to not cake at all but who knows..

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I feel dubious about this since it is still the dryer season but I may be keeping this for when it is warmer..

This RiRe Capsule Mask Pack (75ml, $22) is packaged like a capsule and has double cover. It is sort of like a mist/essence thing I suppose and I have gotten the Whitening type (randomly chosen from Moisture, Whitening or Anti-Aging).

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It smells subtly floral and seems watery like a mist would be. More accurately, I think this was meant to be the essence they soak masks in. I am a fan of patting water packs (more accurately just the brand Blithe) and would give this a shot had this been the moisture type.

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Ingredients do point to whitening and moisturizing though.

Sigh again at another whitening product (I think its just me being overloaded with whitening things at this point), the AHC Whitening Cream SPF 35 PA++ (30ml, $38). This one can be a potentially awesome sunscreen type of prouct. Unfortunately this is tailored 100% for Korean women and not everyone in the world.

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I might give this a try, bearing in mind that it would even out skin tone and whiten darkened areas while moisturizing and acting as a sunscreen.

Ingredients;

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Okay, let’s be honest here. This most definitely isn’t what we expect of an Anniversary box. It seems more like a regular Memebox without being a total wow. I do think one or two products are interesting, but this is otherwise too bland to be iconic if you know what I mean….

 

Nyways..

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