Saturday, September 26, 2015

LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick - Show Girl and Sex Kitten, Plus Goddess Lip Gloss! - Swatch & Review

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I want to share with you guys two more LORAC Alter Ego lipsticks that I recently purchased!

My video is my big haul, but I wanted to include some live swatching along with my photos. I've done a review and swatch post on my other LORAC Alter Ego lipsticks, so I won't wax too poetically about the formula (which is amazing) and focus mainly on the colors.

MAC Real Redhead Lipstick - Swatch and Review!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! This is going to be a super quick swatch and review post of MAC's Real Redhead lipstick.
I'm already a huge fan of MAC lipsticks; in fact, I feel comfortable saying they're in my top three, if not the top, favorite brands of lipstick. The color selection is vast, the formula is excellent, there are a bunch of different finishes to choose from, and they smell like vanilla. Plus, the containers are sleek and smooth and very elegant. So it's no surprise that, on a mini quest to find a good "my lips but better" lipstick color, that my first and last stop was my MAC counter.

Friday, September 25, 2015

September 2015 Birchbox - Better Together - Unboxing and Review!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I want to share with you guys my September 2015 Birchbox!
The theme this month was "Better Together" and it was supposed be a celebration of...us, the Birchbox subscribers! The design for this months box was based on the mood boards of three very special subscribers, Debbie Savage, Sara Qadeer, and Angela Coppola. I really love the different, colorful boxes we've been getting each month and I am curious to see what Birchbox is going to have us do with them at the end of the year.
Aw, thank you Birchbox!

September 2015 Target Beauty Box - Unboxing and Review!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I want to share with you my September 2015 Target Beauty Box.

Technically, this is not a subscription box since you can't subscribe to it (which would be the definition of a subscription service...) and it also technically isn't a monthly box since there are no promises that it releases monthly, but Target has been offering these sample boxes pretty much on a monthly basis for a little while now.

These boxes are incredibly popular and sell out very quickly, so I consider myself lucky to have gotten my hands on this one! Admittedly, one of the reasons why I think I was able to snag one was that this box included mostly curly hair related products and no color cosmetics, but since I do have curly hair and am always looking for products for my hair, this box was perfect for me!
If you're interested in getting one of these boxes in the future, I highly recommend following Nouveau Cheap (either on her blog or on her Instagram) since she releases the spoilers for what's in the boxes, along with release dates. Plus she gives you a ton of reminders on Instagram!

September 2015 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month - Sixteen Candles - Indie Subscription Unboxing!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I want to share with you my September 2015 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month; the theme for September 2015 is the movie Sixteen Candles!

My video is a two-for-one with my August 2015 GDE OTM since they shipped together (you can either watch the video or read my other post to see why), but I wanted to do individual posts since I find it easier to get into a lot more detail that way.

Admittedly, I've only seen Sixteen Candles once and that was years ago (the movie itself is three years older than I am) so the references are kind of lost on me, but that's okay because I still love all the products and colors.
The baggie my OTM came in is super cute and floraly!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

August 2015 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month - The Little Mermaid - Indie Subscription Unboxing!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I want to share with you my August 2015 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month subscription bag!
You're getting two-for-one in the video for reasons explained below!

We're still going back in time, but not as far as the last post (which was my June 2015 GDE OTM...). I had some issues with shipping with my August OTM, but everything worked out in the end. I also really want to give a shout out to Vee, the owner and creator of Glamour Doll Eyes since she was super helpful and patient with me throughout the whole ordeal. It ended up getting shipped to my old address, then getting shipped back since it was deemed undeliverable as addressed (even though I have postal forwarding so it should have just been forwarded to my new address as it's technically a package, but that's an issue with the post office and has nothing to do with Glamour Doll Eyes), then Vee kindly shipped it back to my correct address along with my September 2015 OTM.

It was definitely worth the wait since: a. all OTMs are awesome, and b. it was Little Mermaid themed!
I love how the baggie it came in is red like Ariel's hair and has printed sequins, like fish scales! Also you can vaguely see the shadow of my head, which is kind of ominous...hmm.

June 2015 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month - #girlsnightout - Indie Subscription Unboxing!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! We're going to time travel again, this time all the way back to June. For this post, I want to share with you guys my June 2015 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month subscription!
I really debated whether or not I was going to make this post since: a. it's so far back, b. I don't have a video to go along with it, and c. I don't have a video, or even pictures, of the July bag, so I won't be making a post about that one. I decided to make this post because Vee, the owner of Glamour Doll Eyes, puts a lot of effort into her subscription service, and I think it's only fair to show you guys how awesome it is! Plus, you can occasionally purchase past OTMs, so it is still kind of, sort of, relevant.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

August 2015 Birchbox - Soak It Up! - Unboxing and Review

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! We're going to go through a bit of a time warp here and I'm going to try and finally get everything ancient posted and off my desk. It's getting quite cluttered (as usual) and I don't find myself using products until I move them into my actual makeup collection so I'm basically wasting money by not posting about them! Not sure how much I'm going to get through today, but we'll see! I still want to stick with my plan of trying to do shorter, more individual reviews instead of big hauls, but it might be tricky since I have to go back and take some more detailed photos of a lot of things.

For starters, let's take a peek at my August 2015 Birchbox!
Incidentally, I have already received my September 2015 Birchbox so...yeah. I'm super late. Hopefully you still find this somewhat relevant and perhaps even entertaining (I know one of my favorite things is to go back and look up reviews/unboxings of past subscription boxes when I'm bored).

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

August 2015 Ipsy Glam Bag - Prep School - Unbagging and Review!

Hello! Hope you're all having a great day! Um, let's just ignore the fact that I've been a bit M.I.A. lately; transitions, travel, work, and all that jazz make Kulla a very tired girl. Not that blogging is that strenuous, but it's hard sometimes to work up the motivation to take pictures and what-not. Actually, it's mostly just the picture taking part. Even though I have much better lighting now, I still only have a limited amount of time to take good pictures and I spend most of that time at work!

Excuses aside, let's talk about my August 2015 Ipsy Glam Bag!

...even though it is September, I haven't received my September Glam Bag yet, so I don't feel quite so behind the times.