January 12, 2016
I got super busy over the holidays preparing for a pageant, and for this site, that I almost forgot to open my Christmas gifts from friends in brands, and gifts from relatives. I will be unboxing some below (and giving away some as well!) and will be sharing my thoughts on some packages or gift packs which I think are great sampling opportunities as a beauty enthusiast, because you get testers or full/sample sizes at discounted prices. So let me share what I got, and my likes below:
First, MAKEUP FOR EVER! They sent me a package which contains a nice orange pouch with the iconic logo of the brand. This is one of the many holiday kits that they’re promoting, but I really like this one because it gives variety, in sample/travel sizes of their best-sellers. I love the Step 1 primer, specifically, this gray variant. I have a full size of this and just consumed the tube last year. Thumbs up also for their super pigmented eyeliners (pencil and liquid) – they just have the most staying ones as well – and the lip liner. If these are still available, I suggest this one to people who are starting to use the brand, because it’s just a nice introduction to their powerful products.
We all know THE BODY SHOP as something we give and receive (Body washes that i love!!) from our relatives especially during Christmas.
But this time, The Body Shop is partnering with international charity WaterAid to help transform lives through access to safe water. For every specially selected gift bought *labelled with a drop symbol, WaterAid can provide a family in Ethiopia with one day of safe water! This is really good good news!
I got the chance to donate when I shopped at their new modern store at Megamall (love the new look!).
They gave me a few of their boxes and my favorites are below, boxed in this nice Christmas packaging. They have an Olive set (my favorite body line, aside from the Shea Butter – so buy these at packaged rates while they’re at it) which I got for the donation. I also like the Frosted Plum collection which are complete special edition set of lotions, washes and scents with fruity-floral Plum extracts from the orchards of Turkey!! Lastly, they have a color set and my fav is this Grooving Gold palette (I have always loved the pigment and shimmers of their eye colors).
I also have my favorites from ETUDE HOUSE which is making Christmas the cutest ever! They launched the Snow Dessert collection for the holiday, which are all about cuteness and sugary sweetness. I got a cheek and lip tint which looks so yummy and cute and pigmented, but i also see these hand cream packs and Collagen kits which I definitely need at this point in time. I just love Etude skin care!
Hi BURT’S BEES! if there’s as skin care brand that I wanna give to all my girls, it would be this because they’re 90-100% natural. I’m so happy that they’re packaged in nice boxes, especially the lip balms, which i highly recommend! If there are still stocks, I suggest you hoard these babies!
I’m so happy that they have more lip balm scents and variants. Also, they’re now in Zalora!!
For BENEFIT COSMETICS, they want holidays (and even ordinary ones) to be fun and extra sparkly. From the success of the Swarovski x Bling Brows, comes a limited edition They’re Real mascara with crystals on the packaging! But I also like that they have these limited edition Party Poopers that come with the best travel sizes. If they’re still available, I suggest getting the one with Porefessional and all the highlighter products!
Now, MAC, which is of course a nice gift suggestion to girls who like makeup. Now theyir holiday sets are nice because they have the best-sellers alongside some special branded merchandise and items that look nice too! Value for money indeed. I got this set from a friend and I’m loving the Fluidline and Dual brush 242 /209!
Lastly, a LANCOME set which we always get every year from my aunt who loves hoarding from this brand. Now this package is really big as it contains special pouches, brushes, and limited ed/holiday eyeshadow pallettes, lippies and of course, testers!! Not really a fan of all the products but my favorites here are the Bi-Facil and the pallettes (blush and eyeshadow), recommended to be given to solid Lancome fans!
So there! Quite a long unboxing but what seems to be nice deals for you here?