Last Minute Gifts For A Blogger

With only 1 week left until Christmas, the malls are extremely busy at all hours of the day and shoppers are going into high panic mode trying to tick off every gift on their list.

Fortunately for me, since I try my absolute hardest to stay away from large crowds, I completed my holiday shopping at the end of November, thanks to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. If you’re not as anal about your Christmas shopping as I am and you’re still scrambling to find that last minute gift for the blogger on your list, DO NOT PANIC because I’ve got your back! To make it easier for you, I’ve decided to put together a Polyvore collage filled with gift ideas and direct links to each of the products. This holiday season should and WILL be stress-free so sit back, boil a cup of tea/brew a cup of coffee, and shop my holiday cheat sheet in the comfort of your own home.

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1. Moleskine Volant Notebook (set of 2) – $8 on Amazon (free 2 day shipping with Amazon Prime!)
Bloggers can be inspired anywhere at any time. When inspiration hits it’s always nice to have a thin notebook on hand (or in a purse) to jot down blog post ideas! Moleskine notebooks are durable and practical, and their design is classic and timeless. They have many styles and themed notebooks so the hard part is deciding which one is right for your present!

2. Customized Camera Strap from PhatStraps – $25-50 on PhatStraps.com
There’s a very likely chance that the blogger on your list owns a camera, so why not help make it one of a kind! PhatStraps offers a large assortment of camera straps for DSLR camera, which makes personalizing a camera incredibly simple. Do they carry reversible camera straps? Check! Do they carry wrist straps? Check! Do they have a variety of patterns and images to choose from? Check! My personal favorites are the NFL/College football and chevron prints!

3. Large Tea Latte Mug – $14.50 from David’s Tea
There’s no better way to start the day off than with an extra large cup of tea or coffee! This mug from David’s Tea holds 24oz of liquid and I guarantee that it will help kickstart any morning. The beauty of this gift is that it can be enjoyed by tea lovers or coffee lovers, and you can slip a bag of tea leave/ground coffee beans inside!

4. Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Headphones – $109 on Amazon (free 2 day shipping with Amazon Prime!)
Sometimes a blogger needs a musical stimuli to focus and concentrate while writing, editing pictures, or replying to emails. These noise cancelling earphones block out all ambient sounds and it makes the music sound AMAZING. My favorite place to use them? In a coffee shop, hands down. Goodbye distractions!

5. Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pen (20 color pack) – $29.95 on Amazon (free 2 day shipping with Amazon Prime!)
To a blogger, colored pens are always useful! Whether it’s used for list making, card writing, or agenda decorating, these pens are an excellent choice that will make any written word POP! The best part is that they won’t bleed through the page and if you accidentally leave the cap off, they won’t dry up right away.

6. RAVPower Element External Battery Pack Portable Charger Power Bank – $29.99 on Amazon (free 2 day shipping with Amazon Prime!)
Having a dead phone battery is one of a blogger’s worst nightmare. A portable battery is the best solution to avoid this problem at all costs so the blogger can charge their phone or tablet on the go and stay on top of their Twitter and Instagram feeds.

I hope this gift guide cheat sheet helps you finish up your Christmas shopping, stress-free. Let me know on Twitter (@pandamoniumpink) if you have any other gift suggestions for bloggers!

Happy Holidays,
Kels


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We Had A Killer Time Whale Watching – Our Day Adventure In Pictures

A few weeks ago, Ed and I had the opportunity of a lifetime to go on a whale watching tour! I’ve been mentioning all summer that I wanted to go on a tour because marine biology fascinates me, so Ed surprised me by arranging a whale watching day with the Prince Of Whales whale watching tour company. Honestly, I’m not that knowledgeable when it comes to whales (I focused a lot of my attention on sea otters when we studied marine biology), so I was excited to spend the day on a boat learning all about them!

We started our journey at 8am in downtown Vancouver, where we met the 10 other people who would accompany us that day, as well as the 2 tour guides and captain. Once we were dressed in our long yellow water jackets and had gone over all the safety precautions, we loaded everything on to the boat and set out for the day. I wasn’t too sure what to expect on the boat because Ed didn’t give me much information about anything, so I was surprised that it had a small kitchen area, a heated covered section, 2 washrooms, and a ton of seating. I guess I should have known that a whale watching tour boat is very different than a sail boat, which is what I’m more familiar with. Although it was a rainy day, we were optimistic that the sun would come out in the afternoon and we would have a pleasant trip. If you’re planning on going whale watching, my number 1 tip right off the bat would be to wear layers. It’s cold when you get out into the water and I was very lucky that I was over prepared by wearing 4 layers and a jacket!

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The boat headed south towards the San Juan Islands, which was where the majority of the whale watching occurred. On the way there, which took around 3 hours, the two tour guides (who were also certified captains and marine biologists) gave us a lesson on whales. We were educated on the different species of whales, their behaviour and eating habits, their relationship with humans in the past and present, and we even went over identification charts and pictures of the pods that we would be seeing. We touched on the other marine life that lived along the West Coast, as well as the geography of the area, and I would definitely agree that the time passed by very quickly on the boat because we were hearing so much information. Learning in depth about what we would be seeing definitely added to the whale watching experience and it gave us a good insight as to what to expect that day.

Once we reached our destination, the boat’s engine was switched off and we began searching for whales. We saw sunbathing seals (pictured below), a variety of birds, and lo and behold… WHALES! We saw 3 of them and were told by the guides that 1 of them was the eldest in the pod (appropriately named Grandma), 1 of them was the youngest, and 1 of them was adopted from another pod. It was absolutely incredible to be so close to the whales and witness them hunt for fish and course play with each other! The guides said that the whales were used to people and boats because they grew up around research and tour boats. Although the whales loved to come right up to the boats, the boats had to relocate at times to make sure that the whales and (people on the boat) were safe.

I’m aware that my pictures of the whales aren’t the best, but check out the Prince of Whales’ blog to see daily updates on whale spottings and pictures!

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After the whale watching portion of the day was over, we continued on towards Victoria, BC. It took us an hour to get to Victoria by boat from the whale watching location, but the sun was starting to poke its way out from behind the clouds and it was finally starting to warm up. Included in the tour was a ticket to the famous Butchart Gardens, so our plan was to grab lunch in downtown Victora and then catch the tour bus that went to the gardens. I had a steak salad for lunch, which didn’t look appetizing at all, but was surprisingly good, and after, we poked around a few tourist shops and bought matching caps because they were on sale for $2 and we’re weird like that.

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The bus ride to Butchart Gardens was about an hour long, but we were so excited when we finally got there because all the flowers were in bloom, the pumpkins were being brought out, and the view was breathtaking. Here are a few pictures from the gardens that we visited. We didn’t have as much time as would have liked to explore the entire grounds, but we saw the Butchart Garden’s listed highlights and of course picked up some rose flavored gelato (it was delicious)!

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After a long, exciting day, it was time to board the boat and return to Vancouver. It was a pleasant ride back since it was sunny and I managed to take a few photos of the beautiful scenery. After this short day trip, Ed and I are definitely planning to return to Victoria (especially the Butchart Gardens) to explore further. Who knows, we might end up taking another whale watching tour!

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If you’re ever in the Vancouver area, check out Prince of Whales whale watching tour! I highly recommend them because their staff are very knowledgeable and the company has a whale spotting guarantee! To learn more about whales and the Prince of Whales whale watching tour, check out their website and blog at http://www.princeofwhales.com.

Cheers,
Kels


All the pictures in this blog post are my own. I took them with an iPhone 5s camera.

#VFW2014

Last week, thanks to one of my best friends Sean, I had the opportunity to go backstage at Vancouver Fashion Week! Like I mentioned in a previous post, VFW is relatively new and is much smaller than fashion week in other cities, but it was still exciting to attend nonetheless and I had a fantastic time having an all-access pass to all of the tents.

This year P&G was one of VFW’s main sponsors and I got the chance to check out the makeup and hair products from CoverGirl, Olay and Pantene that were used on all of the models. As you can imagine for a beauty lover like myself, it was a dream come true to be in a room with hundreds and hundreds of products and I found it so interesting to see first hand how they were being put to use to transform each of the models into the various charted makeup looks.

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In addition to living out some of my wildest makeup dreams, I had the honor and privilege to meet and sit down and talk with Melissa Karis – Beauty Communications Director of P&G Canada (and the women with my dream job), Justin German – P&G Lead Stylist for Pantene, Amelie Ducharme – P&G Lead Makeup Artist for CoverGirl, and Jamal Abdourahman – Founder of VFW. It was fascinating and inspiring to hear how each of them broke into the fashion and beauty industry and made it to the top of their profession, while continuing to have a passion for their job.

pandamoniumpink.comFrom left to right: Melissa Karis – Beauty Communications Director of P&G Canada, Justin German – P&G Lead Stylist for Pantene, Amelie Ducharme – P&G Lead Makeup Artist for CoverGirl

pandamoniumpink.comOutfit: Navy blue one shoulder dress – Nordstrom / Accessories: Chanel Mini Flap / Makeup: CoverGirl CG Smoothers BB Cream, Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder, MAC Capricious lip stick, CoverGirl Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara, Prestige Waterproof eyeliner 

All in all, VFW 2014 was a great success and I can’t wait to see how it continues to grow in the upcoming years. I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to attend this year and to spend all afternoon backstage and I hope you enjoyed reading all about my experience. Again, a huge shout-out goes out to my buddy Sean for brining me along!

Cheers,
Kels


All the pictures above were taken by myself on an iPhone 5s

My Sephora Holiday 2014 Sneak Peek Wish List

Every year I look forward to Sephora’s holiday sets and this year is no exception! I love buying these sets for my family and friends as Christmas presents or for myself (since my birthday is in December and I look at it as one big TREAT YO SELF month) because it’s a great opportunity to try multiple products from various brands at a valued price. I went through each of the sets on the Sephora website and in stores, and I narrowed my favorites down to a top 4 list (that is organized in no particular order). Here’s what I’m loving…

1. Sephora Favorites: Bottled Dreams Fragrance Sampler – For Her
I love the Sephora sampler kits because if you’re someone like me who isn’t fully committed to a particular scent, this is the best way to try a variety of fragrances. This set contains 8 deluxe sized samples of fragrances that have been recently released or ones that are very popular in-store. Usually Sephora includes a voucher that you can redeem for 1 full sized bottle of any of the scents in the kit, but I’m unsure if this ones comes with one because it didn’t specify online. I’m most excited for both of the Elizabeth and James rollerballs (is anyone else still a MK & A fan?) and the Juicy Couture scent (because I received a sample in a press pack a few months ago)!

This particular fragrance set includes:
– 0.25 oz Balenciaga Florabotancia
– 0.15 oz Burberry Body Tender
– 0.17 oz Bvlgari Omina Crystalline
– 0.24 oz Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black
– 0.24 oz Elizabeth and James Nirvana White
– 0.16 oz Gucci Guilty
– 0.17 oz Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur
– 0.14 oz Lancome La Vie Est Belle

2. Too Faced – Under The Mistletoe
I’m a sucker for lip products and the creamier they are, the better. This Too Faced lip set comes with 3 shimmery La Creme Color Drenched Lip Creams, which are currently  Too Faced’s best selling lip products, and a glittery pink makeup bag (!!!). I want my hands on this set so badly because I know that these lip creams are moisturizing, pigmented, and they last through eating and drinking. They’re formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, and they don’t have an off-putting plastic smell. Also, the glittery pink seals the deal for me because I’m instantly attracted to anything pink and everything glittery.

This set includes:
– Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny
– Shimmering Spice Spice Baby
– Shimmering Naked Dolly

3. Urban Decay – Naked2 Basics
If you’ve been a long time reader of pandamoniumpink.com, then you already know that I love matte, neutral eyeshadows and I love the Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette line. Urban Decay’s eyeshadows are pigmented, creamy, paraben free, and long wearing, and these small palettes are portable, more affordable than other eyeshadow palettes, and great for every day wear. I’m very excited about the Naked2 Basics because each of the eyeshadows complement the shades in the Naked 2 Palette, which is one of my most used eyeshadow palettes, and they’re matte which means that they’re very versatile.

Do I need another neutral eyeshadow palette? Definitely not, but if I were to get another one, I would choose the Naked2 Basics because the palette includes 5 never seen before shades and 1 cult classic shade:

- Skimp (pale nude satin)
– Stark (nude-pink matte)
– Frisk (warm gray matte)
– Cover (muted red-brown matte)
– Primal (muted brown matte)
– Undone (deep, smoky brown matte)

*If you’re looking to invest your money in a neutral eyeshadow palette that you’ll get a lot of wear out of, or if you’re shopping for a makeup lover, you can’t go wrong with any of the Naked palettes.

4. Fresh – Sugar Lip Legends
Like I wrote previously, I go nuts for lip products. It’s no secret and I’m not ashamed of it, but sometimes I wish I saved my money for important things, like textbooks… Anyways, I LOVE the Fresh Sugar Lip products and they’re an absolute dream to wear. They’re buttery, super moisturizing (for the record, I’m prone to dry, flaky lips if I don’t take care of them properly), and they smell excellent. If they weren’t so expensive, you’d bet that I’d be buying these lip products left, right, and centre! In my opinion, and based off of my own experiences with these products, the clear, SPF Fresh lip balm (not included in this set) is the best base for any lip color especially if you have dry lips, and the tinted Fresh lip balms are sheer, yet can be built up after a few layers of application. These lip balms are paraben, sulfate, and phosphate free. This set is pricy considering it has 7 mini tinted lip balms, but I guarantee you that these lip balms will change your life (and your lips)!

The set includes:
– Sugar Berry (flirty berry)
– Sugar Passion (vibrant yet sheer rouge)
– Sugar Cherry (sheer sunny red)
– Sugar Honey (warm nude)
– Sugar Rosé (sheer rose)
– Sugar Tulip (sheer hot pink)
– Sugar Petal (pink blossom)

So there you have it, these are my favorite holiday sets from Sephora! Let me know in the comments down below or on Twitter (@pandamoniumpink) what you’re eyeing on the Sephora website and if you also look forward to the release of holiday sets!

Happy Shopping!
Kels


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My Workout Playlist: September 2014

I don’t know about you (but I’m feelin’ 22…jokes, I won’t be singing that for another few months), but music motivates me more than anything at the gym. Whether I’m lifting weights or sweating it out on the cardio machines, music makes me lift heavier, move faster, and finish my workout with a smile on my face. That being said, when I forget my headphones, I have a miserable workout. I know that’s silly and it’s all in my head, but music just gets me going and I’m sure I’m not alone in saying and thinking that.

Anyways, for today’s post I thought it would be fun to share a few of the songs that are in my workout playlist. Some of these songs are pretty old, but I enjoy listening to them during my workout and they do a good job of pumping me up!

1. Break Free – Ariana Grande

2. No Mediocre – T.I

3. Look At Me Now – Charlie Pluth

4. Waiting All Night – Rudimental

5. F*ck Love – Iggy Azalea

6. This is How We Do – Katy Perry

7. Lights – Kayplex

8. Maps – Maroon 5

9. Classic – MKTO

10. Eat You Up – BoA

Let me know what songs are on your workout playlist either in the comments down below or on Twitter @pandamoniumpink. Also, if you haven’t done so already, be sure to follow my health and fitness Instagram @pandamoniumpinkFIT for daily pictures of my meals, workouts, and more!

Cheers,
Kels


Pictures from left to right:
Ariana Grande: images.twistmagazine.com/uploads/photos/file/50901/ariana-grande-break-free-2.png?crop=top&fit=clip&h=500&w=698
Charlie Pluth: berklee.edu/events/charlie-puth-mike-ballz-taylor-berrett
Katy Perry: the305.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/katy-perry.jpg
T.I: rapbasement.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/ti-5058e6cc3a106.jpg
Iggy Azalea: fashiongonerogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/iggy-azalea-revolve-clothing-photos-2014-4.jpg

Home Decor Inspiration: Decorative Wreaths

Recently I’ve been obsessed with decorative wreaths for outdoor spaces and fireplace mantles! I usually get into the crafting mood in the fall and winter months, and this year is no exception. With Michaels and Hobby Lobbing sending out coupons left, right, and centre, and the holidays quickly approaching, September – December are my busiest and most productive crafting months. Having crafted a few wreaths in the past, I can confirm that decorative wreaths are easy and inexpensive to make, which means that they’re the perfect crafting activities for anyone on a budget (like myself). They add a festive touch to any space and can be used during any occasion, whether it’s the holidays or the start of a season. Because I’ve been all about wreaths lately, I’ve decided to pull my favorite fall wreaths from my Pinterest boards and share them with you all in this post. If you’re interested in seeing a DIY wreath video on my YouTube channel or on pandamoniumpink.com, please let me know!

All of the wreaths pictured below require a pre-made wicker wreath that you can find at any craft store, as well as decorative flowers, ribbons, and any other festive accessories.

Let me know in the comments down below or on Twitter @pandamoniumpink if you’ve ever made a decorative wreath or if you want to make one! I’m excited to share my favorite crafts on pandamoniumpink.com with you all over the next few months!

Cheers,
Kels


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F.Y.I – YouTube Update & #VFW2014

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know in a post, since I’ve been receiving questions about it, that the next video in my Back To School series will be uploaded on to my channel later this week. Due to some technical difficulties with my editing software, I won’t be able to export and upload any videos until I get this problem checked out at Apple. Because of my hectic work and school schedule this week, I won’t be able to get to Apple until Thursday or Friday.

My deepest apologies about this minor setback, but just know that I’ll be back with new videos as soon as possible! In the mean time, I’ll be continuing to write posts on pandamoniumpink.com and uploading pictures on to my Instagram account. If you haven’t seen the first video in my Back To School series, click here.

In other news, today I’m heading off to work at Vancouver Fashion Week (#VFW2014)! Of course it’s not as big of a production as New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week or London Fashion Week, but it’s still exciting, none the less. I will be working as a part of the media, so I’ll try my best to get photos and video footage of my day at VFW for pandamoniumpink.com and for my YouTube channel. Also, I picked up a new facial moisturizing jelly! It’s definitely an innovative product and something that I’ve never used before, so I’m excited to test it out and review it.

That’s it for now!
Cheers,
Kels

Beauty Box 5 Unboxing – August 2014

Like I mentioned in my previous Beauty Box 5 post, the August box is my last box that I will receive from Beauty Box 5 because I terminated my subscription. Before I get into what I unboxed, I just wanted to mention that I cancelled my subscription because I want to expand my horizons and try a new subscription service. I’ve been receiving Beauty Box 5 boxes for half a year now and although I love the products that they send me every month, I want to spend my money on boxes that feature more than just beauty products. It’s nothing against Beauty Box 5, I just want a change!

If you’re not familiar with Beauty Box 5, it’s a beauty subscription service that ships out of Texas that includes 5 deluxe beauty samples (and sometimes full sized products) that can be haircare, skincare, or makeup products. For $12 a month (free shipping in the USA), it’s a great way to try out products that you might not reach for on your own. Beauty Box 5 typically is sent out at the beginning of every month, but I didn’t receive this box until halfway into the next month.

Okay, let’s get into last month’s box…

1) La Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes
Full size: 48 packets – $19.99

These makeup removing wipes claim to be powerful enough to remove waterproof makeup but gentle enough to not leave skin feeling irritated. I haven’t tried the wipes out yet because I’m currently working through a new pack of Neutrogena wipes, but I’m excited to do so because they smell fresh, they’re oil free, and they’re formulated without parabens.

2) Nanacoco Lip Gloss – Mysterious
Full size: 0.22 fl oz – $3.99

For once I received a wearable lip color in my Beauty Box 5 (better late than never, I suppose)! This stunning fuchsia pink-purple lip gloss is a very flattering shade for my skin tone and it’s one that I can sport on it’s own or over top of a similar lipstick color. It has a creamy, non-drying formula, a coconut scent, and it’s NOT sticky. Overall, this full sized product was a complete win.

3) Novex Brazilian Keratin
Full size: 2 lbs – $19.50

This product claims to work on all hair types and it’s supposed to renew and reinforce hair strands right away. Beauty Box 5 recommends massaging it into your scalp and leaving it in for 25 minutes before rinsing. Because my hair is feeling very healthy, I’m going to be saving this product for the colder months when it gets dry and straggly.

4) Style Essentials Nail Polish – (Name not listed)
Full size: 4 nail polish collection – $7.00

When I opened up this month’s box, the first item that caught my eye was this glittery baby blue nail polish. I love receiving full sized nail polishes in my box and this month’s color is absolutely gorgeous. This polish is meant to be a top coat and it will add the perfect holographic, iridescent shine touch to my nails. This color is definitely one that I’ll be reaching for during the holiday season, as it reminds me of snowflakes and iceicles!

5) Purlisse Pur Protect SPF 30 Sunscreen
Full size: 1.7 oz – $55.00

Who says no to another sunscreen sample? Not me! This sunscreen is for normal to dry skin and it’s has Vitamin E and soy proteins in it to make your skin feel and look softer. It also has White Tea to calm your skin and it has a grease-free application. A full size bottle is definitely on the pricy end, but this sunscreen is effective, it doesn’t have a scent, and it leaves your face feeling like you’re not wearing anything at all.

That’s it for last month’s Beauty Box 5! I really enjoyed my last Beauty Box 5 and although it’s sad that I won’t be receiving another box, I’m excited to post a first impressions or an unboxing of my next beauty subscription service box. If you have any subscription service box companies to recommend to me, please leave them in the comments below or tweet me @pandamoniumpink.

Cheers,
Kels


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…And So It Begins. Again.

Hello Readers!

Once again I’m sitting at my desk writing a blog post to recap why I haven’t been present on pandamoniumpink.com. If you haven’t already seen my Heart To Heart: Let’s Talk About Vlogust video, then you wouldn’t know that this summer, August in particular, has been a rough time for me. Not only was I preoccupied with summer school, a new job, moving, and a new fitness regime, but I was also battling some physical and emotional demons. I don’t want to get into all of that right at this moment, but I did want to bring it up so that I can thank you all for your continuous support and love. Although I wasn’t posting on pandamoniumpink.com regularly, I was still communicating with you all on my social media networking sites as well as via email, and your comments and emails truly kept me motivated and determined to keep on going.

So what’s going to happen with pandamoniumpink.com now that I’m back to blogging? Well, I’m going to be taking it easy at first, as I’m now back to my super busy school and work schedule. I eventually want to aim for a structured blogpost uploading schedule, but for now I’m aiming to post 3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Of course if I have more to share on certain weeks I’ll for sure include extra posts, but for now I’m going to strive to post 3 times a week just to ease myself back into blogging.

Also, I wanted to talk about the types of blog posts that I’ll be writing. Since my blog has transitioned into a lifestyle blog, I wanted to write a post about beauty products on Mondays, one about home decor or lifestyle products on Wednesdays, and one about fitness on Fridays. I’m going to bring back the Nail’d It Nail Art Design posts, the seasonal recipe spotlight posts, and the beauty product review posts, but I also want to incorporate posts with little updates on how my personal life is going and maybe ones that give advice on relationships, college life, and more. My blog started off as my online diary (props to you if you remember those blogspot days), so I’m excited to get the ball rolling again and continue to use this space as my creative outlet.

So here’s to my return to blogging! I’m thrilled to be back at it again and I can’t wait to interact with you all on pandamoniumpink.com.

Cheers,

Kels

Beauty Box 5 Unboxing – July 2014

One month ago I reviewed my very last Beauty Box 5 on this blog… or so I thought it was my very last Beauty Box 5. I was under the assumption that I had to manually re-subsribe to Beauty Box 5 once my quarterly subscription was over, but apparently they automatically charge your credit card for another 3 months. No worries, I didn’t mind receiving another 3 months worth of Beauty Box 5 boxes, but I have a feeling that after these 3 months are over, I’m going to officially unsubscribe and see what other beauty box subscription services have to offer.

For the past year and a bit I’ve loved watching Beauty Box 5 unboxing videos on YouTube and I knew that if I was going to sign up for any beauty box subscription service, it would definitely be Beauty Box 5 first. Beauty Box 5 is based out of Texas and it costs $12 USD a month (shipping included). What attracted me to this beauty box subscription service was the promise that each box includes 5 deluxe beauty samples. So far, I’ve enjoyed the samples (and sometimes full size products) that I’ve received in my boxes and I’ve been very impressed with the customer service. I definitely recommend trying out Beauty Box 5 if you’re new to beauty box subscription services because they include a good variety of makeup, skin care, and hair care products.

Today’s post isn’t going to be a review because I just received this box in the mail last Friday and I unboxed it on my channel yesterday. Instead, I wanted to list each of the products that I received in my July box and their full size retail price (since I never got an information card in my box) in preparation for the review that I will write on each of these products later on this month.

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1. Body Drench Candy Licious Lip Balm – Red Licorice (FULL SIZE SAMPLE)
Retail price: $2.99 CAD for 2.55g
Beauty Box 5 sample size: 2.55g

2. Argan Oil From Morocco – Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment (FULL SIZE SAMPLE)
Retail price: $4.99 CAD for 50g
Beauty Box 5 sample size: 50g

3. Revlon Bold Laqueur Mascara (FULL SIZE SAMPLE)
Retail price: $10.99 CAD for 0.47 fl. oz
Beauty Box 5 sample size: 0.47 fl. oz

4. Starlooks Cosmetics Lip Pencil – Bare (FULL SIZE SAMPLE)
Retail price: $12.00 USD for 1 pencil
Beauty Box 5 sample size: 1 pencil

5. Anna Naturals Glowing Mama Walnut Face & Body Scrub
Retail price: $10.99 USD for 4 fl. oz
Beauty Box 5 sample size: unsure – size not listed on label

Click on this link here to watch my first impressions of each of these products that I received in my Beauty Box 5 July box!
Have you tried any of these products before? Let me know in the comment section down below or on Twitter!

Cheers,
Kels


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