Special thanks to Influenster for sending the Voxbox for free and for testing/review purposes!
Total Tease Mascara claims:
“Full. Long. Refined. Sexy, teased lashes! Use the lash teasing mascara comb for ease and control to tease even the tiniest corner lashes for a full, voluminous look. Dark, defined lashes that last all day!”
My eyelashes are decent, not too thick, not too thin either. The total tease mascara adds volume to my eyelashes but doesn’t lengthen them.
The tease comb helps a lot with teasing my eyelashes especially reaching the tiniest corner.
It lasts more than 8 hours on my eyelashes.
Katy Kat Eyeliner claims:
“Created by Katy Perry! Get intense-looking eyes that get you noticed with COVERGIRL Katy Kat Eye Liner. It creates Bold to fine lines for the perfect Kat/cat eye. Requires sharpener, sharpener not included.”
This Katy Kat eyeliner is hard to use to create a wing eyeliner.
The smudging tool on the other end is pretty hard and rough to use on the eyes.
It doesn’t last long and it fades throughout the day.
It’s good to use for tight lining the eyes.
It’s good to use for a smokey eye look.
The shade I got was Kitty KatDabra has glitter on it and it only lasts 2-3 hours on my eyes then it fades.
Please be reminded that Christmas is not about the presents that you’ll get. I’ll about the birth of Christ. I am not here to brag about the things that I got. I am here to share what I got and it’s one the videos I enjoyed filming at this time of the year. It’s also like a YouTube tradition as well. Hope you enjoy as well!
So recently I’ve been really into arts and crafts and I want to practice calligraphy as well as practice my doodling skills. Now that I’m just a beginner, I don’t want to splurge on the art materials that I don’t even know how to use. So I bought some beginner items at an affordable price because, to be honest, I also don’t have the luxury to purchase a lot of arts and crafts materials.
The items below are purchased in different stores in my are in Montreal, Quebec. I purchased items from Ardene, in their supplies section, some are from the Dollarama (Dollar Store), some are from an art and crafts store names Deserres and the last item is purchased in a random gift shop.
I’ve been looking for a good clipboard that is not too expensive yet cute. When I walked into the dollar store, I indeed saw a lot of clipboards there but it’s either too big, too plain or not customizable or just not my taste. So when I found this on Ardene, I have to get it right away. Since it’s very cheap and the design and pastel colors are to my liking.
Ardene Rosegold/Black and Gold Pens
My desk theme right now is white/silver and gold and when I saw these pens, I knew it would be great for my desk! I was first skeptical because I think it just looks great yet it won’t write well but to my surprise, it was actually pretty good for writing as well! It was actually quite heavy when I write because of the fake diamond on top but now that I’m used to it, I don’t mind at all!
Ardene Pencil Case
Now that I have some fancy looking pens, why not a fancy looking pencil case?! This case is actually just the right size for me to put my on the go pens, pencils or art stuff and it won’t be bulky in my bag!
Ardene Sticky Notes
Who else is tired of plain simple colored sticky notes? Me! This sticky notes tho knows my style. The dusty pink colored pad with “make it happen” written on it makes me more motivated. Marble was a huge trend last 2016 but I think it never gets old and I also got marble design notepad in gray and white and the other one is a small sticky note in pink and white marble color! I’m really into pastel colors as well and the last small sticky note in this pack was a pastel turquoise with white diamond prints on it!
Gold Push Pins, Gold Paperclips, Gold Paper Binder
I have so much paper and documents on my desk and these items made me more organized! Since my desk has a gold theme, not only that I can get rid of the mess on my desk, getting organized plus it matches the style I have on my desk as well!
Metallic Washi Tapes
I honestly don’t know how or what to do with washi tapes but I really wanted to get one to design something. When I looked up online, it was quite expensive plus the shipping also costs too much for me and I’m afraid that if I got it, I don’t even know how to use it. Good thing when I came to the Dollarama, they sell washi tapes in sets at an affordable price! I picked one set which is this metallic set for me to know how I can use it and maybe in the future, invest in a better quality.
Studio Brush Pens
Now that I’m practicing calligraphy, I wanted to use brush pens for that and since I’m just a beginner, I don’t want to buy expensive brush pens when I can’t even use it right. So I picked up these Studio brush pens in Dollarama, cheap but good enough to practice!
I’ve been reading books lately and I get lost so easily and I’m tired of plain bookmarks because I easily lose them but with these magnetic bookmarks, I’m always sure it sticks to the book’s page!
Faber-Castell 4-Pitt Artist Pens (Black)
I know I can just use plain black pens but I’ve been into bullet journal recently and using a normal black pen made me feel I need something that I can customize or calibrate the style and thickness of the ink so I heard so many good reviews about this pen so why not grab one? It is actually quite expensive but I’m so satisfied with the outcome of the things I design or write.
Tombow Brush Pens
Since I am currently practicing brush pen calligraphy, I started to invest in Tombow Brush pens. They are actually quite expensive which ranges like $3 – $4 (CAD) each! They are no ordinary pen since this one is double sided pen which has the brush side and also the marker side. What makes it fun is when you’re able to blend color using the Tombow Colorless Blending Pen (N00)! For now, I got the shades gray(N45), pink(743), light pink(723) and the orange shade is (905).
Dotted Bullet Journal
Well, I probably already said that I’ve been into bullet journals so why not get a dotted bullet journal from Leucturm.? Everyone on Youtube prefers to get this notebook because it’s so customizable and pages don’t bleed easily. I’m not ready to use it for now but in the future, when I’m more confident of my art skills, I will definitely pour it all out in here!
I have honestly wasted hours online looking for good stickers but they never satisfy my liking into stickers but when I was window shopping one time, I saw a random gift shop and when I walked in there, I saw lots of stickers which I needed but the designs are too much for my journal and I was about to leave when I rechecked the stickers one by one and saw this Christian Sticker and I fell in love with it. The design is just perfect and plus it also motivates me to draw closer to God and when I face my problems, I can remind myself that it’ll be ok.
Your eyes are the windows to your body. You should always take care of it. It’s an essential part of our human body and makes a huge difference in our lives.
Taking care of your eyeglasses is the same thing as taking care of your eyes. So here’s a list of DO’s and DON’Ts that you must practice!
DONT: Leave it under the sun because it destroys the coatings on your lenses. Don’t just throw your eyeglasses in your bag, purse or pocket because it can be easily destroyed if it’s not in its case. DO: Always bring your eyeglasses case. Bring either the fabric case or the hard case but I suggest using the hard case one to protect it more and keep your eyeglasses safe.
DONT: Get glasses that are only trendy and because everybody has that same kind of style or design.
DO: Get the one that’s really versatile so that no matter what season or year it is, it will still look pretty good. Most importantly, pick the one that is very comfortable to wear for you especially if you wear it on the daily basis.
DONT: Buy prescription eyeglasses without getting your eyes checked or consulted.
DO: Get your eyes checked annually or depending on how bad your eyesight is. In that way the prescription glasses that you’re getting will definitely help your eyes and not harm them.
DONT: Wash your eyeglasses using hot water, it destroys the coatings.
DO: Wash it using cold/lukewarm water to protect the coatings.
DONT: Use an abrasive soap or harmful chemicals to clean your eyeglasses. It will also destroy the coatings and also don’t use a brush to clean it.
DO: Use an eyeglasses cleaner that is safe to use for coated lenses. Use a soft cloth that usually comes with your eyeglasses to clean it.
Firmoo now offers BUY ONE, GET ONE OFFER FOR THEIR EYEGLASSES!
Check the link in the description box on my youtube video for more info!
I already reviewed their eyeglasses and been using them for over a year now so better check it out!
H&M is awesome for their cute and good clothes but who would think that they will eventually have a cosmetic line that is affordable as well?
I have tried some of their cosmetic products and been using them ever since. To see my full review, go to my YouTube video: H&M Cosmetic: Get or Forget?
First of all, their packaging is gorgeous! It’s plastic which makes it really light and the style and design is great.
The eyeshadows and lipsticks have this gold and white packaging which makes it look expensive but bear in mind that it’s still plastic.
Their pressed face powder was amazing in keeping my face matte. I have tried to use this on top of different foundations that I own and it blended in perfectly.
Here are the swatches for the eyeshadows that I got. From left to right, the name of the eyeshadows is: Let It Shine, Sun Worship, Over the Moon, Golden Light.
(Live swatches are in my YouTube video!)
The swatches are decent for a shimmer eyeshadow. Most of them stayed on my eyes for hours and they are not having so much fallouts like other cheap eyeshadows.
The H&M lipstick, as shown above, has a very nice glide on the lips. Remember when you purchase this online, the shade at the bottom of the lipstick is not exact as the actual color of the lipstick so better go to an H&M store to see the actual shade rather than purchasing something you thought you want but you won’t.
The lipstick is moisturizing. This lipstick tho is quite messy to apply and can easily transfer so make sure to also apply lip liner.