Sunday, 20 December 2015

MY SHOPANDBOX EXPERIENCE



Hiiii, hope everyone is doing great, today's topic is my experience with ShopandBox, Let me say i am so glad i discovered them and i was so lucky to meet the founders of shopandbox Rebecca Chia and Xin-Lung Tai in person, they are so lovely. 

What is ShopandBox? You hire a personal shopper to get your items; you can get of any kind from cosmetics, food, clothing, luxury items, and more from selected countries. This is my 5th Purchase and i am overwhelmed by the quality and service they deliver, that is why i am a repeat customer, besides that i blame shopandbox every time they clear my bank account but once i receive my items i feel like a youngster again and let it go!!

Just to note i tried so many forwarding services yet Shopandbox aced it. I will talk over the process to newbies as I myself struggled to use it at first. I wont get into details but a general idea with images and links attached. 




STEP 1 | TELL US WHAT YOU WANT AND WHERE IT IS FROM




+ Go to http://www.shopandbox.com, and sign up either filling out your personal details or link your details through Facebook. 
+ Click your name account like above and select My Wishlist 



+ Below the page (as seen image above) Select the country you wish to order from then click SHOP NOW 



+ This will pop as above, fill out the details; The right hand side is an example what to include, and when your done click ADD ITEM TO WISHLIST, repeat process on each item till your done.
+ Go back to My Wishlist page and select the country you wishlisted.
+ Click VIEW and it will look like the image below.


+ Select the items you want to purchase
+ Name your ORDER TITLE, it can be anything for example: beauty haul, makeup junkie, Sephora order, unless you want to assign to a specific boxer you like mention "Request for boxer AnneM"...etc. 
+ Click Submit Order and your done.


STEP 2 | A LOCAL BOXER IS ASSIGNED TO SHOP FOR YOU

+ Now you wait to be assigned to a boxer.   
+ When a boxer is assigned you will receive a notification and they will confirm the items, by means of confirming the prices, tax, service fee and shipping.


STEP 3 | CONFIRM YOUR ITEMS AND PAY

+ The image below is how your invoice will look like 
+ Once your boxer confirms your items, your ready to pay INVOICE 1 which is total cost items + total domestic shipping + tax. Do not panic, most items offer free shipping and not all will be taxed.
+ Paying through Paypal, has a surcharge.


+ When your items arrive which may take approx 1 week, the boxer will arrange a photo to check your items for a heads up.
+ Then the boxer will confirm INVOICE 2 which is estimated international shopping fee + shopandbox service fee, once paid its ready to be shipped.
+ The link attached http://www.shopandbox.com/rates-fees.html are rates to consider looking at.


STEP 4 | YOUR BOX IS DELIVERED TO YOU
+ Your items will arrive within 3 days as its an express shipping. 


TO BE NOTED: 

+ You receive 25% on your second order with ShopandBox
+ In my opinion it is preferred to combine your order with a friend or groups to save more, as ordering alone i find it expensive when all total is added up.
+ For more inspiration and info check their site www.shopandbox.com

Disclaimer " This is not sponsored, 100% of my true honest thoughts about Shopandbox " 


If you have any other questions please comment below.

ZENA XO







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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

BEAUTY BLENDER (MAKEUP'S BEST FRIEND)


Hello Lovelies,

My recent purchase from the BeautyBlender® Invented by top Hollywood makeup artists Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz, and I am glad they did because it changed my life when I first tried it; this is a staple in my makeup kit and I constantly have backups when needed. What I love even more about this it’s suitable for all skin types, Latex free, non-allergenic and odour free, It’s Suede texture makes your foundation apply evenly and flawlessly, just perfection.

As much I love this brand they came up with a 4 piece collection set titled Makeup’s best friend and recently they have released new special holiday collection sets titled Pretty Posse and Prep Pretty Clean. It was hard to decide on which to get between Makeup’s best friend and Pretty Posse because they are both appealing to me, but I finally decided and picked up Makeup's best friend as you get more beauty blenders out of it for its Price.

BeautyBlender® also came up with a brand new mini Rea.Activate spray bottle which will be discussed below, Thus let’s get right into it and review what i picked. As you see the image below has 4 pieces included in the Makeup’s best friend set.
BeautyBlender® Original (Pink Sponge) is the most famous beautyblender sponge that gives your foundation a flawless sheer to full coverage application, buildable to your desired look. Besides it works with powders, bb creams, cc creams, cream blush and many more.

BeautyBlender® Pro (Black Sponge) Makeup artists favorites for long wear makeup, gives a flawless evenly full coverage application. It also works with facial bronzers and facial self-tanners. When I need extra coverage I tend to use this instead of the original one.

BeautyBlender® Micro Mini (Green Sponge) a micro sized blending sponge ideal for applying and blending makeup on smaller and hard to reach areas of the face. It’s also great for nose contouring, highlighting and concealing particularly in the inner corner of the eye.

BeautyBlender® came up with a brand new mini rea.activate spray bottle which rehydrates and replenishes the complexion, offering instant moisture over the makeup on the go.

I love using all sponges damp because it absorbs the leftover excess of your foundation as your makeup is likely to be less cakey and more natural looking. Some prefer dry, what ever works best for you x

Last of all here is the new Special Holiday Set to Consider looking at that i really love Pretty Posse



Trusted Online Stores to Consider Purchasing link attached

Australia/international BEAUTY BAY 
United States BEAUTYBLENDER

If you have any questions please comment below.

Til next time beauties xx

ZENA 


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Sunday, 13 December 2015

NOVEMBER ADORE BEAUTY HAUL INSTAGRAM WINNER



Hello lovelies hope you are all doing well, i am so excited about this post so lets get right into it.


Adore Beauty is an Australian online beauty store; they draw a winner beginning of every month on Instagram to win $100 voucher with the best shot of your Adore Beauty purchase.

I am the lucky winner of November Adore Beauty Haul, I was over the moon as I don’t usually win anything I honestly doubted myself.  The minute I got the voucher the same day they were having a promotion 15% VIP shopping event, it was perfect timing.
I was eyeing on the RCMA VKII palette for so long, it was the perfect opportunity for me to try, I also ended up getting my favourite Bioderma sensibio h20 solution micellaire cleanser and Lanolips 101 ointment; on top of that I received 15% Caa Ching i am all for bargains, like who isn’t!!

Want to enter? The rules are so easy to follow with just two steps: Firstly you must be Following @AdoreBeautyofficial, Then show off your latest Adore Beauty purchase with the hashtag #adorebeautyhaul, Done and Goodluck (don’t forget to be creative). 

Now lets get into the Products i have chosen From Adore Beauty


Photo Courtesy of AdoreBeauty



RCMA Makeup 18p VK11 palette Majority Professional Makeup Artists rave about this product, i had to see whats worth the hype so i used my voucher and got one, it contains 18 complimentary shades of cream foundation to be able to mix and match your clients face shade and complements their complexion.

I tried it myself and i honestly love it, its so creamy and pigmented more than the normal foundation has, what i also realized that it needs to be warmed up before you apply on your face to glide smoothly. I tend to use it most for contouring because it blends flawlessly by meaning that melts into the skin. 

I prefer using liquid foundation for everyday use, and when it comes to special occasions, editorial, commercials...etc ill tend to use the rcma foundation cream palette. 


Photo Courtesy of Lanolips


The Original Lanolips 101 Ointment I discovered this brand while attending my makeup course and i remember they mentioned about this used on clients and a staple in their kit.

At first i was using pawpaw which is familiar to everyone but it was kinda thick for me, its not the product i aimed for so after research i discovered Lanolips was a Multi-Award winning. The ointment contains 100% Ultra Pure Medical Grade Lanolin which allows it to melt between your fingers. 


Additionally, it is a multi-purpose product that you could benefit from extremely chapped lips, dry cuticles, dry, itchy skin, dry nasal passages and great for sensitive skin which is perfect for my clients. I tried it myself and its amazing how smooth and hydrating on lips i recommend this in everyone’s makeup kit.


Photo Courtesy of Pharmaden



Bioderma Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire Cleanser (previously Crealine) Can I say this is my holy grail, it is so gentle when removing my makeup, it will not irritate the face nor strip, I feel cleaner and fresh while keeping my skins natural balance. I also tested so many brands yet this is a winner to me, eliminates every single dirt that exists on my face favorite of all time!!

Besides that you may know i am a lazy person when it comes to the process of cleaning the face and best part yet to come you don't need to even rinse your face. they combined three products in one, a make-up remover for face and eyes, a soothing toner and a non-rinse cleanser. Like its destined for lazy people like me and what more do you need instead of purchasing each one of them and going through the whole process you’re getting three products out of it. Guilty i am a multi purpose kinda gal. 

Application: Soak the Product with a cotton pad, then simply cleanse your face and eyes wiping gently. When I am wearing waterproof eye makeup I usually soak the cotton pad for each eye and hold it for few seconds then rub it off for better results, your face is now fresh and clean.

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