Friday, July 27, 2012

KLUTCHclub...Health Inspiration in a Box



I love trying different monthly subscription services. It's an affordable way for me to try all kinds of products without breaking the bank. As many of you know, I have tried a lot of them such as Birchbox, MyGlam, Total Beauty and Glossybox, which are all makeup and beauty related. 

Here is a new and different kind of service I recently tried that I'm sure you'll find interesting. KLUTCHclub, a monthly subscription service provides the latest and popular food, health, fitness and wellness sample products in a box shipped right to your door step. Isn't that cool? I'm not big on health, which I should be ashamed of, but this service has opened up my eyes to new and cool products that are good for our body that otherwise I would never try.

How Does It Work?

It works the same way as many monthly subscription services.
  1. Go to KLUTCHclub.com and create your profile and select a plan that fits your lifestyle.
  2. Receive a box worth $50 of the latest and popular healthy snacks or drinks, body care, fitness regimen you can try. It's $16 to 18 a month.
  3. As a member, you will receive access to so many discounts, deals and "KLUTCHdollars" for every review you make on the website to earn you a free box.  


Here is a sample what a KLUTCHclub box looks like. The theme is
"Healthy Summer Entertaining".



Here's what I got...




A KLUTCHclub greeting


A KLUTCHclub product list


Samples of Mighty Leaf Tea. I'm a big tea drinker so I was pleased to see these tea samples.


A sample of Molecule-R Soy Lectin. According to the description, it's a "natural emulsifier that allows liquids to transform into foam, making your sauces light, voluminous and incredibly flavorful". (taken from product list). Soy Lectin what??? I only see this kind of technique on Food Network. It sounds intimidating, but I like trying new things, so I'll give this a try.




Full size 1st Step Pro-Wellness Vitamin B-12. I don't like these kinds of energy drinks or shots because they taste disgusting, but I guess I'll give this one a try. It's a natural supplement that's supposed to boost energy. I could use one. Have you tried it before? Let me know down the comment bar below.


Sample pack of Truvia sweetener. I usually stick with regular sugar, but I'll give this a try. It's low calorie natural sweetener.


Samples of Zoye Premium Vegetable Oil. It's pure soybean oil. I use olive oil and canola oil for cooking, so I'm pretty excited to give it a try. Soybean oil has 1/2 the saturated fat of other oils and it has Omega 3 and 6. Gosh, maybe I should switch to soybean oil.


A discount card for Nia. "Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live." (Taken from NiaNow.com). I've never heard Nia before but it sounds interesting. Have you?


$15 gift code to Mineral Hygenics. I've never heard of this line before. It's supposed to be all natural mineral makeup. I'm not sure if I will use it though. Mineral makeup makes my face really oily.


A sample of The Breton Gourmet shortbread cookies. It's made with only 4 ingredients, wow! I ate it all after I took the photo. I like how it's not too sweet. Tasty!


Full size Cascal fermented soda in Fresh Tropical. I'm guessing this is extra because it wasn't on the product list. I haven't tried it, but it's supposed to be made with natural juices. Yum! 



Overall, it's a great box. $16 to18 a month is a great price to sample all kinds of health and wellness products. I liked all the food samples included. I'm sure any health conscious person would like it even more.  I'm not sure if I like the coupon cards though. I know for sure I won't use  them.



What do you guys think of KLUTCHclub?





DISCLOSURE: Some of the products are given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews 

Daytime Blue Look using Drama Queen Cosmetics



Blue eyeshadow is not the first color that comes to mind whenever I do a daytime look. Most blue eye shadows I own are either too bright or shimmery and very difficult to pull off for daytime wear. So, I pretty much stick to neutrals such as golds, coppers and browns. However, I was recently introduced to one of the most gorgeous blue eyeshadows I've ever seen. Drama Queen cosmetics eye shadow in Sapphire is a gorgeous shimmery night blue with purple undertone. It's almost like periwinkle blue on the eyes. It's not too shimmery or bright which makes it very wearable for daytime.

All of the eyeshadows I used are from Drama Queen Cosmetics. You can see my review and swatches HERE.



Products used:

eyes:
-Drama Queen Cosmetics Vivid Eye Primer
-Drama Queen Cosmetics e/s in Sapphire
-Drama Queen Cosmetics e/s in Love Lux
-Drama Queen Cosmetics e/s Canary Yellow
-Drama Queen Cosmetics e/s in Nocturne

face:
-MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC42
-Almay concealer in light/medium
-MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Medium Deep

cheeks:
-Milani Mineral blush in Mai Tai

lips:
-Sugar Fresh lip balm
-L'Oreal lipstick in Pink Tranquilo










My headband is from Lilla Rose. It has little rosettes and an adjustable band. It's so beautiful and comfortable. I will have a formal review on it very soon.
Get yours HERE!



A great tip is to keep the blue color below the crease and blend the edge very well. I like to use a soft brown eyeshadow to blur out the edge of the blue. It will create a smooth transition from lid to brow bone and it won't look harsh.



The tutorial for this look will be up on my Youtube channel very soon!



What do you think of wearing blue eye shadow for daytime?





DISCLOSURE: Some of the products are given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Preview: Best 10 Beauty Products Under $10...WOW!!!

As I write this post, I'm on the couch with my feet up and a spoonful of Ben and Jerry's Frozen Greek Yogurt peanut butter and banana in my mouth. I just got home from work 30 minutes ago and I'm a bit tired. *Sigh*...Frozen yogurt makes everything better...And blogging, of course!

As a blogger, I try my best to test as much makeup and beauty products as I can to let you know what's good and what's not. It's fun, but sometimes it's a bit overwhelming. There's just too many products in the market and it's humanly impossible for me to try everything. Well, thanks to All You magazine, they are bringing the Best Beauty Buys of 2012. They did all the work for us. They tried and tested hundreds of beauty products from makeup to skin care to find the best affordable products that feels like a splurge. Isn't that exciting?! Thank you, All You Magazine!


 

You can get your copy of All You magazine August issue at your local Walmart to see the Best 10 Beauty Buys Under $10. Or if you can't wait, you can just click HERE ^_^.


Also, don't forget to visit All You magazine's Facebook page to vote for your favorite beauty products you can't live without. click HERE.








DISCLOSURE: Information and photo are provided to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews


Monday, July 23, 2012

MyGlam July 2012.. Hallelujah!!!



Hallelujah!!!! MyGlam actually followed through this month. This is far by the best MyGlam bag ever since the first one came out. I didn't even blog about last month's bag because it made me so mad. Glitters exploded on my carpet when I opened the package. The glitters on the bag was coming off by touch. It was all over the product samples and it was such a pain to clean. I didn't go on a blog rage. I chose not to blog about it...until now haha. I was supposed to unsubscribe, but I just forgot. Maybe that was a good thing because I would have missed out on this month's awesome bag!


 The bag is a super cute pink mesh with neon stripes. It's so bright and perfect for Summer. My coupons are going to look cute in it lol.


Here's what I got... 





A sample of Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15 Moisturizer. This brand is great. I've tried their face wash before and I loved it. Too bad I won't be able to use this moisturizer because I'm currently using one from a different brand.


A sample of NuMe Hydro Punch Hydrating Conditioner. It's my first time hearing this brand so I'm not sure how well it works. I can sure use a conditioner though, so I'll update you guys on what I think of it.


A sample of Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Facial Towelettes. I love this stuff! I was so happy to see it in the bag. I did a review on it, which you can find HERE. It takes off makeup very well and it's very soothing and cooling!


A full size Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain. This is exciting. It's my first time Josie Maran product. I've known this brand for awhile now, but never had a chance to try it because it's expensive. 


A full size Circus by Andrea's Choice nail color in Somersault. Andrea, one of the MyGlam girls, also known AndreasChoice on Youtube is coming out with a nail polish collection this fall. How exciting! I'm sure a lot of people will be all over this collection. Somersault is a bright yellow that is perfect for Summer!




Overall, this is a great bag! The bag is super cute and I really like most of the samples. I just hope next month's bag will be just as good.



Did you get your MyGlam bag?


MyGlam.com




Saturday, July 21, 2012

July Birchbox...Neon Earphones, Laura Geller, Ahava, Manna Kadar and Oscar de la Renta



I love Birchbox! So far, it's my favorite monthly subscription service. Most of the boxes I've gotten are pretty good and worth more than $10. If you are not familiar with Birchbox, it's a monthly subscription service where you pay $10 a month and you get 4-5 deluxe high-end beauty samples in a cute box right to your door step. Go to Birchbox.com for for more info.

For this month, Birchbox collaborated with Glamour to celebrate our 5 senses. That's explains the "see it, hear it, taste it, touch it, smell it" on the sleeve. It's cute noh? Samples included are supposed to stimulate our senses in the best way possible.








Here's what I got...





A sample of AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask (Full size $30). It has Dead Sea mud and Kaolin white clay and it's supposed to detoxify the skin. I never care for skin care products I get from Birchbox. I already have a regular skin care routine I follow. However, since it's a mask/treatment, I can surely incorporate it into my skin care routine and use it once a week.


A sample of Oscar de la Renta Live in Love perfume (Full size $25-78). I rarely buy perfumes so I always enjoy getting perfume samples. This smells good, but it's not for me. It's very floral with hints of sandalwood and cedar. It's not a very youthyful scent in my opinion.


A sample of Manna Kadar Sheer Glos Shimmer Lotion (Full size $29). An illuminating liquid that can be used on the body or mix with your foundation for a beautiful sheen. It looks a bit bronzy and a little goes a long way so try not to put too much. The finish actually reminds me of a sheer bronze eye shadow ^_^. 


A full size Laura Geller Doubled Dipped Lipstick in Caribbean Kiss (Full size $17.50). This is the coolest, most interesting lipstick I've ever seen. 2 colors in one. A golden rosy pink on one side, while the other side is a golden bronze nude color. Both are easy to apply, glides on smoothly like a lipbalm and it has medium coverage. 


EXTRA: Birchbox Exclusive Earbuds. Neon headphones!!! It's supere cute!!!



Overall, I'm very pleased with this month's Birchbox. All the smaples are great and I really love the full size Laura Geller Double Sided lipstick. 



Did you get your Birchbox yet?




Friday, July 20, 2012

Drama Queen Cosmetics Eyeshadows and Primer Review/Swatches

Happy Friday!!! While most people are out and about on a Friday night, I'm at home blogging! It's sorta my day off and I took advantage of this day to swatch makeup and take photos. Fun! Seriously, I don't mind. I love blogging and I'd rather be in front of my computer editing a blog post and photos than be out. Does this mean I'm old?

Anyway, I'm so excited to share with you a new makeup line I recently tried. I was given the opportunity to try Drama Queen Cosmetics. It's a fairly new company that makes professional, high quality and super pigmented makeup. They are Paraben free and animal cruelty free. Click HERE to learn more about the brand.

Here are the eye shadows I got...



I'm a sucker for eye shadows, so I was drooling over these as I swatch and play with them. I chose...starting to the left...Sapphire, Canary Diamond, Love Lox and Nocturne. They all have different finishes. They are gorgeous and pigmented! I love the packaging. It has a high-end look to it. Reminds me of Smashbox cosmetics single eye shadows with the same amount, size, twist cap and rubberize feel. Cool!







Swatched heavily on my arm underneath Drama Queen Cosmetics Vivid Effect Shadow Primer.
Sapphire, Canary Diamond, Love Lox and Nocturnal




Sapphire $15, a luminous shimmery night blue, almost like a periwinkle blue on the eyes. Great on it's own as an all over the lid color for day and night time look. The color is even more vibrant when applied on a dark base. It's smooth and easy to apply and blend.


Canary Diamond $15. A high pearl sheer yellow gold. It's not an "in your face" type of yellow, but it's still a gorgeous color. Can be used as a highlight on the brow bone or pack on the color for a gorgeous shimmery lid color. The color also change depending on the base you use. Gold base brings out the yellow even more!


Love Lox $15, a matte soft brown eye shadow. You can see a few shimmer in the pot, but it's matte. It doesn't have any shimmer and looks very natural. The texture is smooth and easy to blend on the eyes. Perfect for a soft contour on the eyes or a blender/transition color.


Nocturne $15, a matte black eye shadow. It is my least favorite out of the 4. It was not as intense as I wanted to be. It looks dark grey on my eyes and not black. It was also difficult to swatch. I had to rub the pot many times with my finger to get the intensity I wanted. Wetting the shadow with water or applying on top of a black base will definitely help bring out the color!


Here are some makeup looks using Drama Queen Cosmetics (taken from DramaQueenCosmetics.com)







They also sent me an eye primer as a bonus!



Drama Queen Cosmetics Vivid Effect Eye Shadow Primer $15. I love a good eye shadow primer and this was amazing! Probably one of the best eye shadow primer I've tried. The texture is smooth and creamy just like a concealer and dries to a matte finish. It really brought out the true color of the shadows and was able to keep them from creasing and fading for at least 5 hours. 












Swatched heavily on my arm





Overall, I'm very pleased with all the products. I can definitely see Drama Queen Cosmetics becoming very big and popular very soon! The eye shadows and primer can definitely stand against all the high-end brands. I just hope they re-formulate Nocturne because it has so much potential to be awesome!




What do you think of Drama Queen Cosmetics? 


I would love to hear your thoughts!


DramaQueenCosmetics.com
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DISCLOSURE: Some of the products are given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews

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