This month’s lip monthly bag came really late – even later than last month! It’s so very nearly September; and every month it seems like the bag is taking a few more days to arrive. I know it’s just me being OCD but I would like to get an August bag in August. Anyway, let’s just quickly dive in!
Note that came with the bag: “We’re so excited for you to get all the super chic products that your August Lip Monthly bag includes. We want to hoour that summer is almost over with a bunch of great and chic products… and a bag to match that theme.”
Just last month I received an amazing mailer from Sulwhasoo advertising some of its new skincare, and this month I’ve received another wonderful mailer from them again! This month’s mailer is to advertise their Perfecting Cushion Brightening. I seriously look forward to receiving their advertising mailers because they’re always packed with great goodies!
It’s time for another toss it tuesdays! This week I’m tossing out the Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care in Mandarin; it’s a tinted lip balm that’s been relegated to the bottom of my lip care stash for quite a while now. The scent is quite sweet and fruity, I liked it at first and then I don’t – this happens with me and scents quite often it seems. This has an orange tint – which again, I liked it initially and then decided that it made me look awful; it’s not pigmented enough to be shocking, but not sheer enough to wear as just a balm without the colour showing through so it just looks like I have weirdly orange lips naturally. I’ve had this for ages and it’s time to say goodbye!
Lately I’ve been working really hard – trying to clear off some work before I take some time off to begin my part time studies. I’ve been sleeping less than 5hours a day and my eyebags are so huge and dark that they’re practically touching the floor. I’ve been using tons of eye creams lately; some people are sceptical about how much eye creams can actually do but I rather be cautious than regret later!
A really quick review today on the YSL Forever Youth Liberator Eye Zone serum. I got this and many eye creams free from a family member who won a contest to review eye creams for their magazine awards. The way the contest are structured are so lame; each participant had about 30 eye creams and 30 days to test!. I’m glad though – because she only tested about 5 and gave the rest away!
Last month’s So Susan Lip Love bag was supposed to be the last of my 3-month subscription – but I didn’t realise that they had this auto-resubscribe function enabled after the 3 months end, and I only found out after they have shipped out this bag. I’m a little irritated because they should have at least informed us at the point that the item is “purchased” or when they charge my card, not after it’s shipped. I feel cheated into getting this bag, but at least they were efficient in helping me stop further subscriptions. But let’s just make the best of it and see what’s in it!
I’ve been thinking of trimming my stash for a while now; it’s overflowing and absolutely insane for one person but the hoarder in me can’t bear to get rid of things. But I’m moving out of my parents’ house in 8 months and they’re having a major renovation next month, so I suddenly had the urge to purge. I should be a lot more ruthless, but one item a week is all I can do to stop myself from putting it all back! I usually lump these in the empties post but they are not exactly “empty” – and I think it’s good to know about the things that we actually don’t manage to run through!
The first to get tossed out is this Lip Smacker Fanta Orange. I imagine that there will be lots of lip balms in the toss it posts because I have so much lip balms that I don’t use anymore. This is old, very old. I barely used it because I liked how it smelt in the stick, but I absolutely hated it on my lips with that sickly artificially sweet scent. It also didn’t make my lips feel moisturised. It hasn’t changed in texture or smell, but I don’t think I will ever use it other than the occasional take-it-out-and-sniff-and-put-it-back. I think this is actually my very first and only lip smacker, and I don’t think I will be getting more soon.
It’s unboxing time again! This is the last box of my 6-month plan for the LookFantastic beauty box; so this will be the box that helps me to decide whether I will continue with this subscription… let’s dig in and see if it deserves another chance!