January 15, 2015

Review and Giveaway: Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit

I visited the US over the holidays and I brought back two of this new Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit. I have been trying it out over the past few weeks and today I want to share my thoughts on this mascara kit.

January 10, 2015

Afternoon Tea in Toronto (Omni King Edward, Park Hyatt, Windsor Arms)

I have been seeking to replicate the English afternoon tea experience ever since I moved away from the UK. Today I want to share three afternoon teas that I have tried in the past few months.

January 4, 2015

Project 10 Pan: 2015

Happy new year and hello 2015! I want to start the year with my project 10 pan. The idea is to pick 10 products to use up before purchasing new products. However, I don't think a comprehensive no-buy policy would work very well for me, so I am adapting the basic rule to each of the products that I have committed to using up for 2015. I have chosen these products as items that I like, but do not use regularly enough among everything that I own.

December 28, 2014

In the Mail: Topbox December 2014

I originally planned to include first impressions with this unboxing. Unfortunately, since the two weeks from when I received this month's Topbox in the mail, my skin has not been feeling well to risk new products on my face. As the end of the month nears, today I want to share what I received in the December Topbox.

Topbox is a C$12 monthly Canadian beauty subscription box with four deluxe samples and free shipping.

What's in my box this month:
  • Marsk Natural Mineral Eyeshadow (Black Comedy) - 1.2g (full size 1.2g for C$22.5) - value: C$22.5
  • Eslor Introductory Collection - 5mL x 4 - value: $17.80; ~C$20
    • Soothing Refiner and Cleanser - 5mL (full size 60mL for $28) - value: $2.33
    • Botanical Peeling Gel - 5mL (full size 60mL for $38) - value: $3.17
    • Chlorophyll Lifting Mask - 5mL (full size 50mL for $38) - value: $3.80
    • Firming Collagen Day Cream - 5mL (full size 50mL for $85) - value: $8.50
  • Kinetics Nail Polish (Ice Smoothie) - 15mL (full size 15mL for C$12) - value: C$12
  • Me MAXeffects Naturals Eye & Face Makeup Remover Plus Toner - ??? (full size 400mL for C$19.99) - value: ???

This box has an approximate value of $C55, giving it the highest value out of three Topboxes that I have received so far [Unboxings Here].

However, I will not get much wear of the Kinetics nail polish since this is the second purple color nail polish that I have received from Topbox in three months. The Marsk eyeshadow looks very intriguing, but I just don't wear black eyeshadow. I always lean toward dark plums and navies when I want smokier eyes. If I had received this mineral eyeshadow in a more neutral color, I would be much more excited.

I will try out the Eslor mini kit, but the MAXeffects sample probably won't get the chance to be used. The value of this box to me is around C$20, making it worth the C$12 subscription price.

What did you receive from subscription boxes this month?