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POPSUGAR Must Have Box January 2014

This box came about 2 weeks ago and I never did sit down to talk about what I think of it. As with other boxes, there are hits and misses. More hits this round because I found the perfect recipient for one of the items in the box and there is a full-sized designer beauty product included (already worth more than the value of the box)!

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It’s crazy to think that we’re already into 2014, but there’s nothing quite as exciting as a fresh start. To help you check off those thoughtful resolutions, you’ll find one-of-a-kind products like designer beauty accessories and tech gear that’ll change up your routine for the better. Want to eat healthier or take a life-changing trip? Your supply box is right here. Cheers to all the great things the New Year has in store!

– Lisa Sugar, POPSUGAR FOUNDER & EDITOR IN CHIEF

Raves:

Rants:

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My favourite item in this month’s box is the face mask, followed by the tech gloves (which I really wanted). Strangely, no info could be found online about Jack + Lucy. Oh yeah, the PIPCORN was really good and in a different way from which the popcorn from last month’s box was good. I’d definitely buy both again. The popcorn in PIPCORN was tiny and they weren’t kidding when they called it mini. The truffle oil lent it a really subtle savoury flavour that was so fragrant. Mmmm… T and I loved it.
My main gripe with this month’s box is the calendar. Personally don’t need one because I haven’t got a place to put it nor do I need to tell the days anymore (sigh…) Also, a calendar is January!? I think people would’ve appreciated it if it came in November or December. Then again, I did see that on their website, it’s now US$12 instead of US$16 – perhaps they were included in this month’s box because they needed to clear them. With that said, I do think the RIFLE PAPER CO things are cute (but I’m not into stationery).


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My Stuff: Contents of my Make-up Pouch (December 2009)

Here’s an update – the last being the October peekaboo into my everyday make-up pouch. This is the stuff that I’ve been carrying around this month.

Contents of my make-up pouch (Dec 09)

Contents of my make-up pouch (Dec 09)

 

Still the lovely cherry-print cosmetics pouch from Steph & Co. by http://www.stephaniejohnson.com/ but some changes to the contents. I currently have:

  1. MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder – NC25
  2. REVLON new complexion One-Step Compact Makeup – 03 Sand Beige
  3. COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil – Light Brown 02
  4. URBAN DECAY Eye Shadow – Cherry
  5. PAUL & JOE Face Color – 06
  6. PAUL & JOE Glistening Eye Colour – 004
  7. CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick – 06 Black Honey
  8. BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Waterproof) – Extra Black
  9. BENEFIT Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer
  10. L’OREAL HiP mini eyeshadow brush
  11. Brandless retracter brush for blusher

 

I bought about 15 of the little L’Oreal HiP eyeshadow brushes from someone on eBay. It’s small and fantastic! I carry around 1 but I actually have 4 at home that I use – for different colours.


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My Stuff: Contents of my Make-up Pouch (October 2009)

Stuff in my cosmetics pouch right now

Stuff in my cosmetics pouch right now

Someone gave me this lovely cherry-print cosmetics pouch from Steph & Co. by http://www.stephaniejohnson.com/
I change the contents of my make-up pouch as often as I want to. Though my staples include my eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, concealer and pressed powder. This is just for mobile use and touch ups on the go.
Right now, I have:
  1. MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder – NC25
  2. REVLON new complexion One-Step Compact Makeup – 03 sand beige
  3. COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil – Light Brown 02
  4. MAKE UP STORE Care & Cover – Medium
  5. THE BODY SHOP Cheek Blush Blush Creme
  6. ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Crystal Lipstick – 305 Crystal Blush
  7. PAUL & JOE Glistening Eye Colour – 004
  8. CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick – 06 Black Honey
  9. MAYBELLINE Intense XXL Volume + Length – Brownish Black
  10. BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Waterproof) – Extra Black
  11. L’OREAL HiP mini eyeshadow brush
  12. Eyeshadow from Korea, don’t know what brand – Marbled gold and brown flecks

With this, I can amp it up for parties right after work, or do a minor touch-up in the day or even get by spending a night out and waking up in random overnight situations…