Monday, August 18, 2014

Memebox Special #11 Cacao Has Arrived!! And It Smells Delicious!

A little while ago my friend Jen over at Jen Luv's Reviews opened a Memebox and talked about the upcoming boxes. As soon as I heard the words Chocolate and Cacao, I knew I had to buy that box! Immediately I got online and did just that.

I was not disappointed. The box arrived earlier than the email told me it would. I got my camera out and filmed the unboxing that night! Watch it here: My 1st Memebox! Special #11 Cacao

Here are the items I received and what I thought about them:

Milk Talk - The body wash:
I love this stuff ! It smells good enough to eat. It made my whole bathroom smelling like baking brownies or cupcakes. The scent did not seem to linger on my body, but I smelled and felt clean.

Cacao Brightening Mask:
This looks and smells just like chocolate sauce. I wanted to bad to put this on biscuits or pancakes! But I refrained, ha! I used it as directed and noticed my skin feel super soft. Did it brighten my skin? I'm not sure but I haven't used it on a consistent basis.

Pure Smile Essence Mask:
I have not used this. I'm a little afraid of these types of face masks. I may use this in an upcoming giveaway or use at a later date.

Vitamin Dessert Magic Creme:
Again, this smells just like chocolate! It's very thick and it lathered nicely in hands with water. I did not feel chunks of anything; it was smooth, kind of a whipped texture. When rinsing off, my face felt a little emollient, slightly oily. Once completely rinsed, my skin felt smooth and soft. I then used a makeup wipe remover to see if any residue was left over - none was except on eyes which I did not use this near my eyes.

Pure Smile Lip Scrub:
This reminds me of chocolate icing in the way it looks. There weren't granules like I thought there'd be. It did a great job of getting the dead skin off my lips though! I use this often now!! This maybe my favorite item in the box.

Purederm Nose Pore Strips:
I was not really a fan of these. I never used any other type of nose strips in the past. I felt like this took tiny hairs and possible some skin off my nose. It dried very hard and kind of hurt to get off.

What I really like about these boxes is that you're getting 5 - 6 full size products. It really is worth the price and the wait time (in my opinion). And isn't it fun to try things you wouldn't be able to try here in the U.S.?!

All in all, I loved this box! I may get another one this year.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 ~ Trading Beauty Products ~ Yes, Please!!

Ladies, there is a website that allows you to trade beauty, lifestyle, and many more products! Trade, not buy, trade. How awesome is that?! Please note that some shops are selling items; if that's okay with you - shop on my friend!

I'm slightly addicted if you can't tell.

At the time of this post, I've completed 4 successful Divvy's and declined or had requests declined many other times. You'd think that would make me sad, but no! I understand, you're trading your items here. You should get what you believe to be a fair trade - it's so great!!

If you haven't been to the site, please click here: or use my link to sign up (I will get points): Refer A Friend

So, here's how it works (from
'eDivv is a unique marketplace where you can negotiate, barter, and trade your beauty sample products. We’re revolutionizing the way exchanges are done online by developing the most innovative trading platform on the Internet.'
We believe you should have the opportunity to try any brand, any product, and any style you wish at ANY time…and have fun while doing it!

If you're unsure of anything, of course, there are FAQ's you can read. And if you ever need help, don't hesitate to contact them via email, instagram, or twitter!

Basically, you sign up and set up a shop. You have to put at least one item in your shop to begin. You then search for an item by brand (type in the search bar) or by category. It's pretty simple! You can let someone know you are interested in a product and they can then look through the items in your shop to see if they are interested in trading with you. Or you can send them items that you think would be a fair trade for the items you want from their shop.

Don't get your feelings hurt if someone declines your divvy! Everyone is just trying to get the best, most fair trade possible. It's all good!!

My only advice is to read all the descriptions. There are a lot of sample sizes and used products out there. I don't mind trading for samples or used, I just want to know for sure. Also, if you are unsure about the description, ask a question about the product. Once it's answered, you will get an email letting you know.

The customer service at is fantastic! When signing up, I had a problem confirming my email address. After I emailed them, they immediately started communication and did everything possible, in a timely manner, to help me get started. Awesome!

If you come across my shop - ms_la_tn_grl's, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Happy divvy-ing!!