Crowdtap Mission: Unilever Sample Box #3

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Crowdtap has been super awesome lately! There have been several Unilever Sample Box Missions, and I was able to get 2 boxes!

This was one of the Unilever Boxes that I've gotten from them.
This Unilever Sample Box includes 4 full-sized products! Yes, you read it right - FULL-SIZED products! I was expecting at least a deluxe sample-sized products but was astonished and excited when I opened the box. What a generous sampling mission from Crowdtap and Unilever indeed!

My box includes 2 Suave Hairsprays - Suave Professionals Flexible Control Finishing Hairspray and Suave Professionals Flexible Control Non-Aerosol Hairspray2 Degree Motionsense Anti-aspirant and deodorant in Sheer Powder and Daisy Fresh.

Both the Degree Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant have a good smell. The Daisy Fresh smells like a flower and the Sheer Powder, as its name implies, has a powdery smell. I love that they do not leave a sticky feeling when applied and the smell last pretty long as well. I do not sweat a lot, so I don't feel the need of an antiperspirant ingredient on my deodorant. However, this claims to provide a 48-hour protection that would be useful for individuals with an active lifestyle. I would find these useful going to the gym and walking or running in the park. If you ask me what my favorite scent between the two is, it would be the Sheer Powder.

On the other hand, the Suave Hairsprays have a fabulous smell as well! I do not usually use hairsprays since I love my straight hair which I do not have problems styling. However, at times, I want to curl it, but since my hair is super straight, it won't curl no matter how long I leave the curler on my head without putting any hairspray on it. These hairsprays help me out to have beautiful curls that stay in place. What's the difference between the two? First, the Flexible Control Finishing Hairspray is an Aerosol one that is why it's in a can while the other hairspray, as it clearly states in its name, is a Non-Aerosol with a plastic packaging. Secondly, the Non-Aerosol Hairspray has a Sebastian® Shine Define® while the Finishing Hairspray has Sebastian® Shaper® Zero Gravity.

Both hairsprays are Salon Proven and promise 24-hour Hold with zero crunches. I love how they keep your hair in place without the sticky and frizzy feeling that most hairsprays leave behind. I also like the fact that it helps smooth away frizz and flyaways with its humidity defense complex.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary by Crowdtap for testing and reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
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Crowdtap Mission: Julep Cushion Complexion Review

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

So, another makeup mission from Crowdtap! I couldn't be happier when I was approved and was sent not only one, but 5 shades of these amazing Julep Cushion Complexion!

Below are the 5 shades of Julep Cushion Complexion 5 in 1 Skin Perfector With Turmeric  I received:

1. 200 Nude - a Medium Nude shade with Cool Undertone
2. 210 Cashmere - a Medium Cashmere shade with Cool Undertone
3. 220 Sand - a Medium Sand shade with Neutral Undertone
4. 230 Beige - a Medium Beige shade with Warm Undertone
5. 240 Camel - a Medium Camel shade with Warm Undertone

Shade Swatches

This Cushion complexion claims to be made of natural ingredients such as Tumeric Extract that provides long-term brightening benefits and contains anti-inflammatory properties. It also has Camellia Seed Oil that contains skin-calming properties and provides nourishing & moisturizing benefits and Soft-Focus Powders that blur the look of fine lines & imperfections while creating a smooth, demi-matte finish that’s never flat. 

So this Julep Cushion Complexion works as a 5-in-1 Skin Perfector:

1. Conceal - dark circles, acne, hyperpigmentation & smile lines
2. Correct - neutralize redness & inflammation
3. Illuminate - to bring out the high points of the face
4. Blur - the look of fine lines & imperfections
5. Brighten - the skin with long-term with Turmeric Extract

I love the design of this cushion, making it easy to apply and carry around. The applicator has a twist bottom design.  At first use, you have to twist it multiple times until you see the product being dispensed in the applicator tip. The formula was also buildable, which you can blend easily and can give you a medium to full coverage.  

Among these 5 shades, the Sand, Beige, and Camel are those that more likely be perfect for my olive skin tone. But I also like using the Nude shade for a brighter skin.

I like how it can conceal my skin's imperfection, I currently have break outs, and although the Nude shade does not completely cover those big pimples that I have (the small ones are easily concealed), I love how it makes my face soft and smooth looking. 

Overall, this product was great! You can bring it on-the-go, and it makes it easier to re-touch using this.

On-the-go touch up

These are the photos I took of myself using Julep's Cushion Complexion.

Before & After

Final look with Julep Cushion Complexion

It retails for $300.16 oz, 4.6 g. It's available on Julep's website, and it has a total of 18 shades available. 

You can also buy this on and they currently have it on sale for $18

Make it yours, make it fun. BRAVE PRETTY

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary by Crowdtap for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

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Crowdtap Mission: Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Review

Friday, September 1, 2017

I always loved receiving makeup freebies to test and review. Today, this was extra special because I was able to get a free high-end brand product - Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon. I can't believe I got approved in this Crowdtap mission! (Happy Dance!)

Crowdtap is one of my favorite platforms in getting free stuff. I already got quite a few free products from them to test and review. And this is my 4th makeup sample mission. I also already got $55 worth of Amazon gift cards while I have only been a member for 5 months.😊 So, if you are not a member of this site yet, it's time to sign up and start getting those freebies! Sign up here: Crowdtap Sign Up.

Anyway, going back to the product itself. I received 2 full-sized products in 2 colors: Earth(Quake) 41 & Pink of Me 59.

I loved how the 2 Highliners were put in a simple yet elegant black box.

The Highliners have a twist up design and a cleverly hidden sharpener at the base of the liner, making it easy to use and carry around without the need of an extra sharpener. This little sharpener also gives you a chance to shape your liner in a 'point that's as precise as you desire.' 

Both shades have an intense color pay off as promised and have a creamy texture and rich pigmentation with a bold matte finish. I love the fact that it's glitter-free as I am not a big fan of glitter.😁 It dries out as quick as 15 seconds so you have to be careful not to mess up or you have to do your eye makeup all over again given that this is a long-wearing and water proof eyeliners. Once it's set, it'll stay for a long time without smudging and budging!😂 But on the other hand, the formula of this highliners glides on smoothly letting you make a precise application in the first place. 😄

The Earth(Quake) 41 color is a dark brown shade with warm undertones. I think this color suits me best and become my instant favorite among the two.

While this shade can be worn for almost every occasion, the Pink of Me 59 color that is a warm pink shade, can be a little tricky to use, especially for me with a slightly dark skin color.😅 I don't feel good with lighter shades of eye liners. But I think it turned out to be just fine on me, right? 😃

The highliners have a decent amount of product. But if you decide to regularly use it in full blown (doing an intricate, artistic graphic liner looks) it might not be enough for 1 month.😁 It has 0.01 oz that retails for $25.

Maximum length

Overall, I like this new Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon and would love to try their other shades. They currently have 12 shades available.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary by Crowdtap for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

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