Product Testing

Hey Beauty and Subscription Box Lovers! These are the subscription box products I received and tested this week. These are my honest opinions and suggestions. I have linked where you can buy the products if you so choose. I hope you learn more about the products subscription boxes offer. I really enjoy testing these products. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

PRODUCT TESTING: 

PATCHOLOGY ILLUMINATE FLASHMASQUE ($6.25)

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I received this product in my Bianca Jade Mizzfit Box. I really love this mask! My skin looked radiant after using it. I thought I had an after picture, but I guess I was blinded by the illumination (haha). The mask felt really refreshing and cooling. The instructions said you could leave it on for 5 minutes or longer. I left mine on for 20 minutes because I love sheet masks so much. I also love that you just pat the excess product into your skin. These masks are perfect for traveling too.

Rating: 

5bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

DR. BRANDT MICRODERMABRASION SKIN EXFOLIANT ($78)

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I received this product (sample) in my August 2015 Featured Birchbox. I have used this product before and I really like it. It is a very gritty scrub that gets rid of dead skin. My skin looks radiant after using it. I just wish this product was not so expensive. I love subscription boxes because I can try expensive products for much cheaper. This scrub works really well and I will continue to use this sample.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

NoDue to price

ROYAL APOTHIC TEA BALM FIRMING EYE TREATMENT ($36)

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I received this product in my August 2015 Popsugar Must Have Box. I have been using this product all week and I have been really enjoying it. It is a fairly thick eye cream and takes a minute to sink into the skin. I would recommend using it as a night cream. It really hydrates my under eyes. I haven’t noticed any firming, but I don’t really need much firming yet. Overall, I really like this eye cream. The packaging is so adorable and I love the box it comes in. I will use the box for storing earrings.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

NoDue to having so many eye creams

MIZON SNAIL RECOVERY GEL CREAM ($10.99)

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I received this product in my August 2015 BCdation Box. I have never tried snail cream before. It is suppose to be a cure all and fix any skin problems you have. I love how hydrating this gel is and I just love the consistency. It sinks into my skin so quickly and really plumps up my skin. My face feels baby smooth when using this cream. I am becoming a major fan of Asian beauty products. I have been using the snail gel all week and it is going to be hard to test other facial creams because this is amazing. I will be missing this and probably have to sneak and use this next week too. I can’t believe how inexpensive it is! A little goes a long way, so this bottle will last me a long time.

Rating: 

5bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

NIOS SHIELD LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER ($26)

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I received this product in my August 2015 Boxycharm Box. It is a leave-in conditioner with Moroccan Argan oil. It also has SPF in it for your scalp. I have never used a leave-in conditioner that has SPF. It is a white color and really reminds me of sunscreen you put in your hair. It really does moisturize my hair and leaves my hair so soft. You are suppose to rub the product in the scalp and work the product down to the ends of the hair. I have never seen a leave-in conditioner that has you begin at the scalp.I really enjoyed this product and will continue using it.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

KERANIQUE SCALP STIMULATING SHAMPOO & VOLUMIZING KERATIN CONDITIONER ($30 Each)

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I received these in my August 2015 Beautyfix Box. I been using these all week and I think they are okay. They do add a little volume to my hair, but nothing spectacular. The smell is okay and the shampoo lathers up nicely. However, it leaves my hair feeling like straw until I put in a leave-in conditioner. These would be great if you have oily hair. My hair is sleek when I use these products. However, they are not my favorite shampoo and conditioner. I will finish these up, but I will not be running to purchase them again.

Rating: 

2bulbs

Repurchase:

NoDue to not working on my hair type

SKIN FOOD MY SHORT CAKE SETTING MASCARA ($2.71)

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I received this product in my August 2015 BCdation Box. This mascara really adds length and curl to my lashes. The curl lasts all day. It is not an extreme volumizing mascara, but it does open up my eyes. I enjoyed using the mascara. The only negative I have found with this mascara is it is very tacky. When you shut your eyes, they tend to stick together a little. It almost feels like tar for your lashes. It isn’t anything terrible just different. The mascara does not flake at all and it comes over fairly easily with makeup remover.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

MICABEAUTY GEL EYELINER ($35) And SETA EYELINER BRUSH ($16)

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I received these products in my August 2015 Boxycharm Box. The gel liner is amazing! It lasts all day and doesn’t slip around on my eyes. I love the pigmentation and creaminess of the gel liner. I have forgotten how much I love gel liners. I probably wouldn’t buy it again because there are cheaper options that are just as good. The brush is also awesome. It makes it so easy to apply the gel eyeliner. I am so happy Boxycham included a brush to apply the gel liner. The brush is very thin; therefore, getting a precise line is a breeze. The brush allows me to wing my eyeliner very precisely. I just love this brush.

Rating: 

5bulbs

Repurchase:

YesI would repurchase the brush, but the gel liner is too expensive

SO SUSAN STATEMENT SKIN ($20)

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I received this product in my August 2015 Boxycharm Box. I love that this highlighter is in stick form. It makes it so easy to apply the product exactly where you want it. I am in love with the color of this highlight. It us a golden champagne color. It captures the light so well and makes your skin look like it is glowing within. This product lasted on my face all day and I am obsessed with it. I wore it more than once this week. I love it so much. I am really liking So Susan Cosmetics!

Rating: 

5bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

TRUST FUND BEAUTY NAIL POLISH IN ELEGANTLY WASTED ($15)

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I received this product in my August 2015 Ipsy Bag. This is a 5-free nail polish. I have never heard of this brand before, but I really like it. They have so many colors on their site. I really like this grayish purple color. I have nothing like it in my collection. The nail polish lasted only a few days without chipping. Overall, I am really pleased with the color and the formula.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

YesIn different colors

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL BLENDING BB CREAM ($28.86)

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I received this product (sample) in my August 2015 BCdation Box. I have always wanted to try Asian BB creams and see how they compare to the US versions. I must say I like the Asian BB creams better because they offer more coverage. I loved the consistency of this BB cream. It blended into my skin perfectly. The product had swirls of white and tan. The colors mixed to create your own perfect shade. I love how natural it looks and feels. I am obsessed and need to get the FULL SIZE!

Rating: 

5bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

SO SUSAN LIGHT DIFFUSER ($18)

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I received this product in my August 2015 Lip Monthly Bag. I was not sure if I was going to like this product because the swatches looked very chalky. However, I am pleasantly surprised that I really like it. The bronzer is matte and adds nice warmth to the face. It is a tad bit too warm to be a contour powder (as you can see in the picture). I also like the highlight shade. It is a gorgeous golden shade. The shimmer is a bit chunky, but blends well into the skin. I feel like a Greek goddess with this on my cheeks. It captures the light beautifully. I like the product, but I am not a fan of the packaging. It is too small to fit my normal brushes. I wish the compact was larger. That would be my only major complaint.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

NoDue to packaging

HIKARI COSMETICS LIP GLOSS IN MERLOT ($13)

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I received this product in my August 2015 Ipsy Bag. I just have to say I am OBSESSED with this color. It is my perfect shade for fall. I am going to be wearing this shade so much in the coming months. It is hands down my favorite gloss at the moment. I also like the formula. It is a thick gloss because it is long-wearing. It is so pigmented and lasts a very long time on the lips. The gloss is a bit sticky, but not too sticky. The stick helps the color cling to the lips for a long time. I just can’t get enough of this gloss. I am so happy I received this in my Ipsy bag.

Rating: 

5bulbs

Repurchase:

YesOBSESSED

TONY MOLY PANDA’S DREAM WHITE HAND CREAM ($12)

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I received this product in my August 2015 Mishibox. I love this thick hand cream. How cute is the packaging! I just can’t get enough of it! The packaging seriously makes me want to use this everyday. I keep it on my desk, so I am always reaching for it. I have been using it everyday this week. It is so thick and hydrating. However, it does not leave my hands greasy. The scent is amazing and very fruity (think candy). But lets get real, the packaging is the best thing ever. I want more of these with other animals!

Rating: 

5bulbs

Repurchase:

YesOBSESSED

SPARITUAL NAIL LACQUER IN ARROYO ($12)

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I received this product in my August 2015 Glossy Box. I am not usually a fan of matte nail polishes on myself. However, this color looks so gorgeous. I just had to try it. I have actually worn it twice. Once was not for the review. I applied a glossy topcoat over it and it looked gorgeous. The picture above is without a topcoat. I actually like the matte nail polish. It looks so natural and is definitely a work appropriate color. It has just a hint of sparkle (so you can have a little fun). I love the way it makes my fingers look. I am a big fan of this nail polish. And as always, I love Sparitual’s packaging. The rubbery cap makes it so easy to open.

Rating: 

5bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

GLYTONE MILD GEL WASH (28)

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I received this product in my August 2015 BeautyFix Box.  The description says, “Glycolic acid lifts away dead skin to reveal a clear complexion with improved texture and tone.” This is a nice gentle cleanser. However, don’t get it in your mouth. It tastes terrible (like seriously the worst tasting thing ever). It leaves my skin feeling very clean and does not irritate my skin. I don’t think I would run out and buy it, but it is a nice cleanser.

Rating: 

3bulbs

Repurchase:

NoDue to having other cleansers I like better

FINAL THOUGHTS: 

I really enjoyed testing the products I received in my subscription boxes. What do you think of the items? Are your opinions the same as mine? Are you picking up any of the products? Let me know in the comments below!

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