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April ElleBox






This was a wonderful box. The tea tasted fantastic  and bright, and it contained magnesium which is something my body needs right now. I have been getting cramps in my legs which is a sign of magnesium deficiency so being able to have a salt bath with a cup of wholesome tea was just wonderful. The candle smells very sweet, as it should as it is sugar cookie scented. The scent was not over powering, and instead it was just really nice. I found the flame to be quite large. I’m not sure if that was just my candle or if all of them are like that, so be careful about what you put it around. The bath salts smell like black licorice from the fennel, which is quite strong. I enjoyed it because I like that smell, but my mom took one sniff and said “no way.” And as always, I got the dark chocolate for my treat. I highly recommend this monthly subscription to anyone that would perk up from receiving a box of comfort items just in time for your period.


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Mary Kay Introduction


I have recently fallen in love with Mary Kay products. I do not sell them, but I do enjoy them. I will share my first haul with reviews on each product.






First on the list are Mary Kay’s Suncare After-Sun Replenishing Gel (192 mL $16)and Lotus and Bamboo Nourishing Body Lotion(236 mL $26, limited edition).

Normally I use aloe vera after being in the sun, but it is very sticky and not all that comfortable. This Suncare is made of a cooling blue gel that works just as well as aloe vera, but I like it better. After 10 minutes or so, my face is very soft and the redness from the sun has diminished.

The Lotus and Bamboo Nourishing Body Lotion is very fresh smelling. I use it all over my body after a bath and it absorbs quicky, is non-greasy, and makes me smell very clean. It is expensive, but most face creams are smaller and cost about the same. Most body lotions are very greasy and you usually have to use a lot to notice any difference. I noticed a difference on the first application of this lotion. So to me, it seems like it is worth the money.



IMG_20150530_204912Next on the list are Mary Kay’s SatinHands Peach Hand Cream (freebie, 85g $13)  and Timewise Firming Eye Cream (14g $40).


I recieved the hand cream as a freebie from my Mary Kay rep. It has a strong, natural peach scent and it absorbs into my skin quite quickly. You don’t need to use that much for it to cover the majority of your hands.


The TimeWise firming eye cream is very thick and has an airless pump, so you will be able to use all of the product. I use a drop for each eye and pat it in before bedtime. It is thick, but once you wake up, it has absorbed and done it’s duty. I have a couple of wrinkles under my eyes so that is why I have started using anti-aging products. Of course, there is no real way to tell if this type of product works or not (no control group of myself!), but it will last me forever and it makes me feel like I’m doing something right.




These next products are for the lips. We have the limited edition “Beauty that Counts” Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss “in harmony” (3.5mL $18) and Satin Sheen True Dimensions Lipstick “natural beauty” (3.3g $19)

I’m usually not a lipgloss person because I find most of them to be sticky and they only last 5 minutes. I decided to give this one a try because honestly, the packaging looks cool and once it was on my lips, all I could smell was vanilla (like most products, I was able to sample them before purchasing). $1 from each sale goes towards a charity, so I felt good about buying it. It is sticky, but not as bad as I had expected. I think I will really enjoy this one while lounging at the lake. I sampled the new Jammin’ Berry lip gloss from the At Play series, and that was way too sticky for me, so I chose this one instead.

The lipstick is a very neutral colour that enhances my lips. I chose a shade that wasn’t bold, as I wanted something appropriate for work. It is a very light soft pink that looks natural from a distance. It just makes my face look more feminine without being obnoxious.






Ok, these are my absolute favourites! They are the cream eyeshadows in “Iced Cocoa” and “Beach Blonde” (4.3g $16). I use Beach Blonde as an all over base with Iced Cocoa in my crease. I highlight with a Pacifica eyeshadow and throw on some eyeliner and mascara. The cream eyeshadows last all day. I’m not exaggerating. I put them on my face at 9am before work, and when I walk home  at 7:30pm they look the same as when I first put them on. I’ve used them for days already before snapping a picture. You don’t need to use that much, so these are going to last me a long time, even with daily use. Out of all the products I have tried, these are my favourites.







Do you love Mary Kay? Let me know what products are your favourites in the comments!

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