Whoof. I’ve been working on a big post that needs a bunch of time, so something more is coming. Before I get started on this month’s unboxing, I’d like to mention that Jaiden from the comments pointed out that maquillage_savant on Instagram put up a bunch of photos that indicate that My Beauty Addiction is quite possibly repackaging on shadows they claim are their own creations. On repackaging, personally, I’m cool with it (have you seen what TKB charges to ship to Canada, holy crap) as long as you’re open about it. MBA has a bunch of shadows that they claim are the basic micas, and others with nothing on them, which leads you to believe that the others are their own blends. I knew a lot of the stuff on there was private label, but I thought I’d mention it in case that’s your sticking point.
Whoomph, that’s a hell of a title. At any rate, here’s my review before the month is officially out.
Alright, so I’m firing off a quick post before I jet off to America for Christmas. Hopefully when I get back, I’ll have a few more packages to review. MBA recently announced a beauty bag subscription, and I’ve generally not hated their products, so I gave it a whirl because I do miss having a beauty bag and they have a super wide variety of products on their site.
I ended up skipping the review for Madd Style’s December box, but it was nice enough and on time so I continued my subscription. I just got this month’s yesterday, so back to being responsible!
I opted to keep getting the Madd Cat subscription box, because I really can’t get over the novelty of having someone pick things out for me and surprise me with them. It lets me pretend that I have a personal shopper, which is a level of luxury I aspire to. Admittedly, last month’s shopper bought me some perfume for some reason, which I still haven’t used because I don’t really go anywhere that isn’t explicitly scent-free, but I can deal with that. And this month was pretty good to me.
That’s right, I found a monthly box to subscribe to. I’ve wanted to for a while, but generally, even if the box itself isn’t prohibitively expensive, shipping to Canada is. And with a lot of beauty boxes, I’ve seen people get kinda disappointed with products that they get. I’d probably suffer from that, since I don’t wear blush or bronzer, wear perfume, or do my eyebrows. However, Madd Style’s box seemed perfect for me. The page said I would get one limited edition shadow, one full-size of a product of theirs, at least two samples, plus surprises. All for sixteen dollars shipped to Canada. (Or anywhere else international, which is pretty great! And in the US it is twelve dollars! This is madness!) I decided to jump on that action, since I decided the cheap price meant I could handle getting a product I don’t normally use.