Opening Mary Kay’s Beauty Box and Review

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to be finally in WordPress! Organizing and lay-outing my blog has become so much easier. And because of that, I’m more than thrilled and excited to get back into writing again 🙂

Anyway, as some of you may have already read, I posted several months ago that I received a Mary Kay Beauty Box at work. It arrived when I took a leave from work because I needed to rest. When my officemate texted me that I have a box from Mary Kay, I was so thrilled to report the next Monday so I can see it! Hahaha!

Anyway, the next Monday, I finally got hold of the box. And it looked so ELEGANT! It was a nice black box which was tied with a silver ribbon and it has a card which read “A new future for your skin”. I got even more excited to open it!

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I was already imagining that it would contain a bunch of deluxe samples similar to Glamourbox…and when I opened it, I kinda felt a little bit special 😀 Here’s what’s inside:

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I got a FULL SIZE Mary Kay Timewise Plus+ Regena-Firm Intensive Serum and the Timewise Plus+ Regena-Firm Correcting Eye Cream! And when I saw the price of these products, I was totally blown away that this was JUST given to me. 🙂 Wow!

To be honest with you, my lovely readers, I have tried Mary Kay months before I got hold of this beauty box. A friend of mine invited one of Mary Kay’s beauty consultants over at my former church for the ladies’ beauty seminar. I’m really into these kinds of beauty talks so I went and got to sample some of their skincare products – cleanser, facial scrub, toner and moisturizer…THE WORKS! It was quite an experience because it was like getting your skin pampered for free plus getting really important skin care information. But when I got home after the beauty talk, my skin started breaking out 😦 I don’t know if it’s because of my hormones or if it’s because my skin got “shocked” by all the beauty products that were applied but after that incident I actually got scared to try out Mary Kay again. It was quite unusual for my skin to react that way cause it isn’t that sensitive.

Anyway, back to the box.

I didn’t use the products right away because I was still using another product on my skin…and because I was still kinda scared that my skin would breakout.  But after a couple of months, I braved myself into finally using these Mary Kay goodies that I got.

MARY KAY TIMEWISE PLUS+ REGENA-FIRM INTENSIVE SERUM

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Mary Kay’s Timewise Plus+ Regena-Firm Intensive Serum promises to help provide youth-restoring firmness, volume and lift so facial contours look restored. After reading that I thought to myself…it’s like getting Botox without the scary needles! :p

The first time I tried this product, I got a bit turned off because the serum had this alcohol scent. I have never tried serums before so is that actually normal? Anyway, after applying it all over my face, except the eye area, my skin absorbed the product right away! My skin felt tighter and I noticed that it has this nice glow.
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I’ve been using this product for more than a month now and I can say that it’s working pretty nice on my skin. What I really like about it is that it helped reduce the appearance of my pores around the nose area (which I’m very particular about) and also reduced skin flaking…because my skin tends to get dry most especially when it gets cold.

I guess the downside of this product is the price because it’s costs…VERY EXPENSIVE. But since you’ll be using just a little everyday, I guess it could last for a whole year already.

MARY KAY TIMEWISE PLUS+ REGENA-FIRM CORRECTING EYE CREAM
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Moving on to the next product in the box, Mary Kay’s Timewise Plus+ Regena-Firm Correcting Eye Cream targets the signs of advanced aging in the eye area by keeping it moisturized. It helps minimize dark circles and lines, reduce puffiness and firms sagging skin around the eyes.

What I really like about this product is its sculpted metal tip. It has this cooling and relaxing feel when you glide it around the eye area. It’s like getting a luxurious and gentle massage most especially if you have tired eyes. The eye cream itself is also good because the skin absorbs it right away even if you apply it with very light pressure.
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Just like the serum, I’ve been using this for over a month now and I think one of the positive results that I noticed is that my eye area felt more moisturized and a little bit more firmer.

THE VERDICT:

Overall, I’m very much satisfied with these two products. And I’m happy to say that I didn’t have any breakouts after using these. And If you’re going to ask me if I’m going to purchase this product for myself…I’d say yes but it won’t be my top of mind choice because of the price. But since I really like it…maybe I’ll save up for it so I won’t feel too “guilty” when I splurge on it :p

November Glamourbox Favorites

Hello world! It’s been quite a while since I last blogged. I’ve been very very very busy with work with so little time left to go online. And during these past few weeks, I’ve been cooking up some ideas to share with you when I finally get the time to be online again -which is TODAY! And I’m going to start off with a review of my November Glamourbox favorites.

TOP 1: SHISEIDO WRINKLERESIST24 NIGHT CREAM

Shiseido WrinkleResist24 Night Cream

With all the sleepless nights and stress that I’ve been going through these past few weeks because of all the crazy workload that I have, I think the Shiseido WrinkleResist24 Night Cream has become my night buddy and best friend. This is actually the first time that I’ve tried putting on night creams because I just use The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Moisturizer Day Cream. And one thing that I’ve noticed is that the Night Cream has a thicker texture than the Day Cream. I think this is because the Night Cream is more intensive than Day Creams – providing not just moisture but also skin repair.

Anyway, there are several things that I liked about the Shiseido WrinkleResist24 Night Cream. One is that it doesn’t have a strong fragrance. It has a very light scent that actually relaxes you when you put it on. Or maybe it’s just me? Another thing that I like about it is that you only need to put on a little of the product on your face because of its thick texture. But don’t be fooled because it doesn’t feel heavy on the face. And the great thing is that it works right away! After one night of application, my skin felt nice and soft in the morning after. I guess it worked well with my other nightly beauty regimen products.

I can’t think of any downside on this product. But maybe the price? It could be a bit pricey but I think it will be a good investment. Maybe I’ll get this as a Christmas gift for my skin 🙂

TOP 2: BVLGARI OMNIA AMETHYSTE

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I so love the scent of Bvlgari’s Omnia Amethyste! It’s subtle and it gives off that nice fresh floral scent. I spray it behind my ear and on my wrist in the morning and it lasts the whole day. I like the way it chemically matches with the pH of my skin because I don’t smell musky and heavy after.

TOP 3: YVES ROCHER SLIMMING ACTION CONCENTRATE

Yves Rocher Slimming Action Concentrate

Lastly, my top 3 favorite is the Yves Rocher Slimming Action Concentrate. At first, I didn’t know what this product does until I read the description on the November Glamourbox card. Well, apparently this is a body lotion which you apply on parts that need some toning – and in my case it’s my thighs.

I’m happy with my thighs. It’s pretty big but I have no issues with it but maybe just for the cellulites that are slowly forming. And since it says in the package that Yves Rocher’s Slimming Action Concentrate can reduce cellulites, I tried the product on my thighs. One thing that I did not like so much about it is the funky smell of green tea and coffee coming together. I think the scent is a bit acidic but I guess that’s just me. But I still tried it and applied it on my thighs. What’s great is that my skin felt tighter after several days of application. I guess if I use this product more often, my cellulites would slowly fade away.

Did you use your November Glamourbox goodies already? What products did you like? Share in the comments below 🙂

xoxo,
Morena Girl

Unboxing My November Glamourbox

Finally! It’s here! 🙂

I had my November Glamourbox mailed to my parents’ house and it arrived I think one to two weeks ago. When my mom told me that it finally arrived, I was so thrilled to open it already!

Whenever I open gifts, I don’t usually rip it open because I would always think of all the effort that goes into wrapping them. I’m also the type of girl who saves the nice wrapper and ribbon. And when I opened my November Glamourbox, it gave me that feeling that it was put together specially for me, like a gift. The box was so nicely prepared! Everything in it was cushioned with shredded Japanese paper and wrapped nicely with a peachy-pink paper.

It also has a welcome card that includes a price list of the items (printed at the backside) just in case you want to buy the full-sized product.

The November Glamourbox is full of really great expensive items and I am quite happy about what I got 🙂 Take a look:

1. OFRA COSMETICS Lipstick Palette

Since I am more of a makeup person, receiving this item got me thrilled! I’m excited to use it already! I totally agree with the description that it is “a playful array of clear, light pink, dark pink, burgundy, orange tone, light brown and dark brown shades to match any outfit”.

2. YVES ROCHER Slimming Action Concentrate

This is the first time that I’ve encountered this brand. But I’m curious at how this body lotion works which promises to smoothen and tone skin.

3. YVES ROCHER Gift Card P200

A full size of Yves Rocher’s Slimming Action Concentrate costs P1,190. If that product works well for me. I think I might be using this gift card 🙂

4. SHISEIDO Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Cream

Aside from makeup, skin care products also get me excited that’s why I’m going to try Shiseido’s Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Cream right away! For me, skin care is more important than makeup because it’s easier to highlight what’s nice on your face rather than to cover flaws.

5. EYE OF HORUS Mascara

My eyelashes are uneven and that’s why mascaras are not really a top priority for me when I buy makeup. But this product promises to strengthen and lengthen lashes so I’ll be trying out this one.

6. BVLGARI Man and BURBERRY Sport

My dad and my husband were thrilled to see that my package has something for them, too 🙂

7. BVLGARI Omnia Amethyste and CALVIN KLEIN Eternity Aqua

I also gave my mom a chance to enjoy what’s inside my November Glamourbox by giving her the Calvin Klein sampler. She was also thrilled to get it 🙂 I’ll be trying the BVLGARI scent for myself.

Did you get your November Glamourbox already? What products have you tried and liked? Share in the comments below 🙂

xoxo,
Morena Girl

HELLO GLAMOURBOX!

I’m so excited!!!!

Just read a post from my MyLittleBeatyStash that beauty boxes are now available in the Philippines!

I learned about these beauty boxes when Michelle Phan and her friends launched MyGlam (which is now IPSY). I did sign up for it but got frustrated that it’s only available in the US. Ever since, I’ve always been on the lookout for beauty boxes that can ship in the Philippines…and now…tada! There’s GLAMOURBOX!

Glamourbox, co-founded by former Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2006 Lia Andrea Ramos, is a subscription service for beauty enthusiasts. It allows subscribers, for a minimal fee of P595/month, to grab hold of 5 deluxe samples of beauty products delivered to their doorsteps every month. The site also allows subscribers to share their reviews and thoughts about those products and buy the full size product on their online boutique. They’ve got two subscription plans to choose from so that subscribers get more option.

Anyway, I signed up for it already but I heard that it’ll officially launch on October 3. I’m so excited! I hope you girls are too!

xoxo,
MorenaGirl