My Beauty Junction

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Linziclip claw hair clips review, history, usage: Feature

Linziclip claw hair clips review, history, fans: Feature
Hair up, I'm driving home at the end of the day. There is a traffic jam. Sigh. I hit the brakes, change gears, look around for a bit and lean back... OUCH! Darn hairclip goes right through my scalp. Brain, it feels like. Happened to you? I have lost count of the number of times in one DAY that I flinch, when this happens.
It happened to entrepreneur Lindsey Walker and fashion lawyer and columnist Shelley-Anne Salisbury when both were at a party. They found themselves trying to pin their hair back at the same time, using the traditional butterfly or claw clip, which, Lindsey tells me hasn't changed in design since 1989! Mutual rants turned into a mutual decision to come up with a less painful hair clip - it was, as Lindsey calls it, a "eureka moment". And thus, the Linziclip was born.

Read on for more about the Linziclip, including making, review, hairdos, sizes, and celebrities who love it!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Memebox My Mask Box 5 review, unboxing, deals

The second edition of Memebox's Mask box was such a success, as you can see from my review here, that I ordered the fifth edition pronto. Why did I not get the fourth and third boxes, you ask? Because they were out before I got my second box and were sold out by the time I realised that they were going to be great boxes.
Good skincare is the best makeup you can have. And masks are such a vital part of skincare - they hydrate, mattify, treat, soothe and refresh, enliven and well, I'm out of verbs. A mask box, ideally, ought to contain a couple of face masks - one hydrating and one some kind of repair - antiageing, sun damage, the works, a sleeping mask, a couple of eye masks, a hair mask, a lip mask and maybe a hand or foot mask. That is pretty much everything. Did I get all of that here?

Read on for my unboxing of My Mask Box 5 from Memebox.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Memebox Pinkaholic beauty box review, unboxing, deals

Memebox Pinkaholic beauty box review, unboxing
Pink is not my favourite colour. I prefer deep and/or sombre shades for clothing and decor, such as dark blue, violet, brown, beige and black - except for lipstick. I just love dusty pink, mauve and rose lipsticks and keep buying more in the same shades. Recently, I have begun loving rose and rose gold eyeshadows as well, and mauve-pink nail polish. So when Memebox released a Pinkaholic beauty box, I signed up, expecting a bunch of pink nail polishes, eyeshadows and lipsticks, and maybe a blush or two. A makeup-heavy box. I certainly did not expect a skincare-centric box!

Read on for my review and unboxing of the Pinkaholic beauty box from Memebox. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Memebox All About Brows review, unboxing, codes

Memebox All About Brows review, unboxing, codes
I hope everyone is having as enjoyable a week as I am! I will show you all my vacation photos once I'm back. Right now, it is all I can do to keep my eyes open long enough to have dinner; trekking, rock-climbing and so on are energy-sapping, and my calf-muscles and hamstrings feel like they have been repeatedly hacked at with an axe, despite my being a regular gymmer.
I am a HUGE fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. I also love Benefit Gimme Brow as a quick replacement. So much so that once I discovered those two, I gave away two cases of Benefit BrowZings.
But that did not stop me from ordering the All About Brows beauty box from Memebox, because, as my fellow makeup-addict, beauty adviser and mother told me, all you need are decent eyebrows, eyeliner, concealer and some colour on your lips to brighten up your look instantly. Besides, you can never have too many eyebrow products!

Read on for my review and unboxing of the All About Brows beauty box from Memebox. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Manicure: China Glaze Outta Bounds and razor carnage

Manicure: China Glaze Outta Bounds and razor carnage
Green is one of those colours with some variants that work beautifully, and other shades that look terrible within a mile of me. As a rule, I avoid lime green, parrot green and, well, anything fluorescent or virulent but love bottle green and anything deep. China Glaze Outta Bounds, a gorgeous deep shimmery green with teal blue undertones, is a green that I love.
Unfortunately, I've had a bad nail-accident featuring an "eyebrow razor" from a Memebox which I will show you soon. As a result, I could not do any nail art with this polish. This was my first go at an eyebrow razor and, while it tidied up my brows nicely, it ruined my nail, manicure and fingertip badly.
Photos of the carnage below.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Memebox My Cute Wishlist 2 review, unboxing, deals and codes

Memebox My Cute Wishlist 2 review, unboxing, deals and codes
The car got stuck today and had to be physically lifted up by a few dozen complete strangers. Details and photos further below.
Korean and Japanese products are known for their "Kawaii" (cute or adorable) factor. Which is why you have all those lip balms shaped like candy canes, perfume bottles shaped like rabbits and hand cream jars shaped like penguins. I was thrilled to find that Memebox was coming out with the "My Cute Wishlist" beauty boxes, where you could expect to find a selection of kawaii beauty trinkets. Having missed the first edition of the box owing to work commitments - it sold out very fast - I ordered the second version.
The first Cute box was extremely good, with both cuteness and product utility. I am still kicking myself for having missed it.

Read on for my review of the My Cute Wishlist 2 from Memebox.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Memebox points giveaway winners and trekking holiday photos


Western Ghats Waynad trekking holiday photos
Hello there! If you are reading this, that means I have internet high up at around 2,000'. I am on a week-long trekking/camping/rafting/rock-climbing holiday. A rest-cure, if you will.
Anyway, before I wax eloquent about the greenery, the rivers, the fog and the mountains and the waterfalls (yep, they're all there), which actually merit a separate post, I want to announce the winners of the Memebox points giveaway. As you know, the first winner gets 30 Memepoints to buy their first box, and two others get 7 Memepoints apiece to save on postage on their first box. As everyone also gets 3 Memepoints for signing up and you can use my code B0EB for a further $5 off, that means even the third prize winner gets $15 off their first box, which is not bad at all. More below.