My Beauty Junction

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wishtrend Bestseller Trial Kit review, unboxing


Wishtrend Bestseller Trial Kit review, unboxing
For someone who had never bought a beauty box until February 2013 and had expressed surprise and shock on this blog, over the very idea of paying for samples which may or may not work, I have come a long way and am now addicted to beauty boxes! The surprise element and the idea of discovering new products are too appealing to resist.
Korea-based Wishtrend is one of my favourite beauty box retailers - they ship worldwide. They release new boxes sporadically, but the boxes are extremely good! You can see my review of their Cleansing box here, and Wishbox 14 here and Wishbox 15 here. Their Bestseller Trial Kit is a little ziplock bag containing their most popular skincare products. It costs just $3.99 and you get multiple sachets of the same product, so you get a reasonable quantity to try out before buying full-sized products, and they always send along a few extra sachets with each order.

Read on for my review of the Wishtrend Bestseller Trial Kit.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Klairs for Wishtrend giveaway winners

I apologise for the 24-hour delay in announcing the winners of the Klairs natural cleansing bar giveaway sponsored by Wishtrend. I am travelling from Wednesday and, as usual, have not even got my suitcase out. I will be back on Monday night and hope Blogger schedule cooperates!
First of all, thank you all for participating. This giveaway was shorter than my usual giveaways, despite which you turned up! Thank you for the support.
A huge thank-you to Wishtrend for being generous and sharing these goodies with my readers.

Here are the names!

Memebox Coffee Break With Dani collab box 3 review, unboxing, codes


Memebox Coffee Break With Dani collab box 3 review, unboxing, codes
Ever bought a kit or beauty box or giant set for one product alone? Yep, that's me.
I discovered the Miguhara B.P. Cream in the N@ked 3 Memebox I purchased - you can see the review here. I fell in love with it at first use. You know I love trying out new primers and, believe me, it is a fabulous primer. Using it, I can actually get away without a foundation, for an hour or two, which means I do not have to slap on the war paint each time I hit the local stores or run quick errands.
I had received two tiny sample tubes in the box and I was reluctant to use them both up. I looked for a full size and found it cost $45 or above, depending on shipping. That was an insane price and I did not want to take the plunge.
I saw the full-sized Miguhara B.P Cream in the third Collaboration Memebox, Coffee Break with Dani, and bought the box on the spot - for $23, I was getting the full-sized primer as well as a few other goodies - nice deal, innit?

Read on for my review and unboxing of the Coffee Break With Dani collaboration Memebox.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Memebox 31 Earth and Sea beauty box review, unboxing, codes

Memebox 31 Earth and Sea beauty box review, unboxing, codes
Sometimes, you buy a beauty box just because you have a few codes and points at hand. If it turns out to be a good box, then score! I had no intention of getting the Earth and Sea box, but they had given out "good luck" points last month, and I had an August code left unused, which is why I bought the box.
Memebox said the box would contain charcoal, volcanic ash, sea mineral- and clay-based products, which would control sebum and clean pores. Having what is possibly the most oily face in the history of the world - I kid you not - I decided to give the box a try with my remaining code and points.

Read on for my review and unboxing of Memebox 31 Earth and Sea Cosmetics box.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mikyajy Coffee Eyes eyeshadow palette swatches and review

Mikyajy Coffee Eyes eyeshadow palette swatches and review
One of the things I love about travelling to different countries is being able to discover makeup brands which are specific to that region and unavailable elsewhere. Last year, I discovered Middle Eastern makeup brand Mikyajy on a trip to Qatar and fell in love with their products. Their Sabaya lipsticks are incredibly long-staying, as you can see from my review here.
I picked up a very cute eyeshadow palette recently, called Coffee Eyes. As you can guess, it is a neutral palette. Coffee Eyes is part of a series of eyeshadow palettes - the others in the series are Starry Eyes and Sunny Eyes.

Read on for my review and swatches of the Mikyajy Coffee Eyes eyeshadow palette.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lancome Advanced Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate review, comparison vs Visionnaire serum

Lancome Advanced Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate review, comparison vs Visionnaire serum
It took me almost two years to find my favourite face serum. There have been epic fails on the way, and some that worked okay and gave me good results. But nothing else that I have actually repurchased. Nothing else that made people say my skin had actually improved.
I ended up trying out Lancome Advanced Genefique purely by chance. Having tried out Lancome Genefique before, with nothing to show for it, I was reluctant to try out what looked like another version, even though I had liked using Lancome Genefique Yeux Light Pearl on the eye area. But the SA managed to palm off two samples on me. Even so, they lay forgotten in my travel bag until a short sojourn at my Gramps's place, where I found myself without moisturiser, but with flakes around my breakouts. I reached for the samples and the rest is the cliched history.

Read on for my review of Lancome Advanced Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Memebox Global Edition 14 beauty box review, unboxing, codes

Memebox Global Edition 14 beauty box review, unboxing, codes
I always preferred the Global Edition Memeboxes over other boxes until about box 12. After that, themed boxes such as Cacao, Milk, Hand and Nail Care and Foot Care boxes were so good, while the Global Edition boxes included products such as depilatory creams, tampons and smaller-sized skincare. This put me in two minds whether to buy the Global Edition bundles 17-19 or not. Then, temptation took over and I got them all.
For just $23, the Global Edition boxes contain a mix of products, more skincare than makeup. If you get the bundles, you save on postage and they used to even give points back, but now there seem to be very few Memepoints forthcoming.

Here is my review and unboxing of Memebox Global Edition 14.