Splendies #3 Haul

Splendies #3 Haul

Hello and happy Sunday. Welcome to another post in which I show you my undies. If this is your first time here, hi, my name is Camila and I got myself a one-year subscription of Splendies, so every month I get three panties delivered to my home. Let’s get started, shall we?

First, we have the granny panties, which honestly I think I only wore once and then never saw again. That’s the nice thing about living with other women, right? I personally wasn’t a huge fan of these panties because their cut was too low, so it hit me below my belly and I prefer those that cover it. That’s why I wasn’t really mad about losing them.

The thong has become essential when I wear leggings or tight pants because the material is so thin and so fitted that it doesn’t show. I love thongs and would wear them every single day, but this is especially comfortable.

The pink ones are nice for when I’m not trying too hard. Yes, they also hit below the waist, but they’re more comfortable than the granny panties and they’re cute and playful.

Which of the styles featured is your favorite and why? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

I Got a Lot of New Makeup

I Got a Lot of New Makeup

Hello and happy Sunday. I feel like this haul was long overdue, but it’s finally here. Yes, I bought a shitton of ColourPop stuff and I’ll tell you all about it today. Let’s get started, shall we?

  • Mattifying Prime + Set Duo All Star ($20)
  • Count Me In Super Shock Blush ($8)
  • Spectacle Pressed Powder Bronzer ($7)
  • Black on Black BFF Mascara ($8)
  • Candy Paint Lippie Stix ($6)
  • Grunge Lippie Stix ($6)
  • BFF Pencil 2 Lippie Pencil ($6)
  • Chroma Crush Lip Bundle ($24.50)
  • BFD Cleansing Oil ($14)
  • Unt Z Liner ($5.50)
  • Crssd Liner ($5.50)
  • Electric Daisy Liner ($5.50)
  • Makeup UR Mind Shadow Palette ($12)
  • Soft Spot Ultra Blotted Lip ($7)
  • Constellation SuperNova Shadow ($7.50)
  • Ducky Felt Tip Liquid Liner ($8)
  • Boots Liner ($5.50)
  • Later Hater Spot Treatment ($12)
  • Bronde Moment Pencil Precision Eyebrow Pencil ($5.50)
  • Light No Filter Finishing Powder ($8.00)
  • Fair 06 No Filter Matte Concealer ($6.50)
  • Light 40 N No Filter Foundation Stix ($10)

Have you bought anything from ColourPop or any of its sister brands? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Splendies #2 Haul

Splendies #2 Haul

Hello and happy Sunday. It’s time for me to come to terms with the fact that I’m a panty hoarder. Okay, that sounds totally wrong, but maybe some of you, like me, have a box full of panties and you never seem to run out of them, even after a long trip or not doing laundry for a while. I know I can go over a month without having to wash my underwear because that’s how much I have.

The thing is, I would wait until I traveled to the States and I’d buy my panties at Victoria’s Secret taking advantage of the famous “buy 5 for $25” sale. The thing is, I haven’t been traveling to the States and Victoria’s Secret is a horrible company. Luckily, though, I found Splendies and I truly feel like it’s changed my panty game. In the previous post I talked about the different plans Splendies offers, but what you need to know is that each month I get three panties and I’ll show them to you.

This is my second month with Splendies. As you can see, the three pieces are in different styles because I chose a variety pack. The thong is sexy without being straight-up lingerie. I really like that it’s a deep navy and not black, which might be a classic, but it’s a bit overdone. The gray panties are my go-to for days when I’m not feeling particularly sexy. Look, I’m a teacher and there are days when I don’t want to feel a piece of fabric between my buttcheeks. You know, on casual days I want a bit more freedom. I love the gray because, again, it’s a change from the colors we usually get. Finally, we have the granny panties, or what I call “period panties.” This is a style I’d never seen: it’s almost like a thong in the front, but it has full coverage in the back.

I have no clue where the gray panties are. I’m sure I wore them once but I don’t think I’ve seen them since. If I find them I’ll probably throw them away anyway. What’s your favorite style of underwear? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

June 2019 Glam Bag Plus

June 2019 Glam Bag Plus

Hello and happy Sunday. Last week I shared with you my final Ipsy Glam Bag haul and today it’s time to do the same with the Glam Bag Plus. I’m honestly not upset that I only got two boxes because they weren’t really good. I’m going to go over the items but I won’t share links because I wouldn’t recommend any.

If you remember, besides my May Glam Bag Plus being super late, it didn’t come with a booklet explaining the products. This one did, but again, I got no makeup bag. I think I made a mistake in last week’s post and I mentioned the Tetris x Ipsy palette, but I actually got it in the Glam Bag Plus, not the regular one. The color selection is a shit show: you get a matte beige, a super light brown, a purple, a pink, a blue, and a silver, all of which, might I add, were shimmery. In my opinion, there was no color story there. The Ipsy value was $25, which means that it almost covered the cost of the entire box.

Then we had the Suva eyeliner and brush, which I get, can be useful for people who are learning to apply eyeliner or who prefer a softer touch than the one from liquid eyeliners. It is also a female-owned brand, so that adds points. The downside is that you must “activate” the product using water, and that added step is annoying enough for me to either use regular liquid eyeliner or not wear any at all. The value estimated by Ipsy was $26. I’m not paying that for some black paint I seldom wear on my eyelids.

My anger is increasing because we’re now going to discuss the 111 Skin booster or whatever. It isn’t even clear what it does to the skin, and honestly, it has the texture and scent of spit. Yes, I’ve had spit on my face. Don’t ask. It is a male-owned brand, which I wouldn’t be too eager to support, and its estimated value is $180. No, thank you.

Previously I told you how I hate that I get the same type of product over and over. Well, this time I got my second tube of mascara in a month. This one is from Pür, which is a female-owned brand. The estimated value of this product is $21. I think at that point the people at Ipsy weren’t even trying to “personalize” my boxes or bags.

Finally, I got the liquid lipstick at the top. It’s from Ciaté, which is a female-owned brand, and as you can see, it is very similar to another Ciaté lipstick I have, which I got from another Ipsy Glam Bag. The color is undeniably gorgeous, although at $19 I wouldn’t buy it.

This frustrating haul has come to an end. Now I’m going to put on my PJs and play Sims. While I do that let me know your thoughts on subscription services that offer “upgrades” for an added value.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

June 2019 Glam Bag

June 2019 Glam Bag

Hello and happy Sunday. Like I told you in my post about my Ipsy subscription ending, this will be my last Glam Bag haul. Lorena, from Forty, Flirty & Fabulous commented on that post and suggested Boxy Charm, which I might try in the future, but for now, I think I’m done with makeup/beauty subscription boxes. She agrees, though, that Ipsy hasn’t been great lately, so it’s not just me.

Since this is our last Glam Bag haul, let’s change things up a little bit. We all know that I’m not going to purchase either of the products I got because 1) they’re probably overpriced, 2) I already have them, so why would I buy them again, or 3) they’re something I wouldn’t normally reach for anyway. I do have some notes though regarding which products were female-owned and which weren’t. 

The reason why I think it’s important to research the owner or CEO of the makeup brand you wear is that the makeup industry still is majorly targeted towards women but oddly enough the heads of big corporations remain to be men. We’re basically feeding a chauvinistic system by giving money to the same men who for centuries have had the power to tell us how to look. It’s ridiculous.

We all know that Ipsy was created by a woman, so it would make sense that she’d want to support more female entrepreneurs. Both the palette and the blending brush are by Ipsy in collaboration with Tetris, so they’re at least partly female-owned. I also need to add that I love the skinny blending brush and I use it often to work on my crease.

I couldn’t find who the CEO of Look at Me was, and trust me, I searched. Like I told you in a previous post when I was researching the CEO’s or owners of different makeup brands, I think that is just shady. Additionally, as you might have seen if you’ve been following these hauls, this was the third time in a row that I got sheet masks, and as much as I love them, it was too much.

Pixi is a female-owned brand and one that I really like. I don’t know if this is coincidence or what, but all the products I’ve gotten from them have come in neutral tones, which I appreciate because it’s a way to ensure I will wear them. The lipgloss I got has been one of my go-to products since. It smells like mint, which surprised me a bit, but I actually really like how it feels on my lips.

The highlighter is from Sugar Cosmetics, which is a brand I’d gotten stuff from before in my Glam Bag. It is co-owned by a woman and I really like that. The highlight is alright, but I had gotten a similar one in a previous Glam Bag, so it’s not a product I’ll be reaching for a ton.

Finally, we have Benefit, and the CEO is a guy. I got a teeny tiny tube of brow mascara, which is nice, but the size is super inconvenient. Benefit is sold in Colombia and it is stupidly expensive.

Is there any subscription service you’ve fallen out of love with? Tell me about it in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

ColourPop Haul #1

ColourPop Haul #1

Hello and happy Sunday. Since my Ipsy subscription ended, I’ve decided to regulate my makeup consumption and to really try to buy stuff that I’ll be using. This means that I won’t get any makeup-related subscription services, at least for a while and that I’ll buy what I consider I need or want and will definitely use from ColourPop.

I love ColourPop for many reasons: it is female-owned and employs and empowers many women, it is affordable yet high-quality, it’s cruelty-free, it ships internationally…basically, all I could ask for a makeup brand besides providing me with cute makeup, you know? Let’s get started, shall we?

I got Maleficent’s set from the Villains collection, but I think it is out of stock, so I’ll link each individual product.

 

 

Proceed With Caution Shadow Palette($15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Squeeze Shadow Palette ($12) The other shadow you see there was a gift considering this palette was launched for ColourPop’s fifth birthday. I don’t think it is available for sale.

What do you think about my recent purchases and my decision to regulate my makeup consumption? I will still be playing with it, but I’ll be more mindful of what I have and I’ll try to use it up before getting more stuff.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Splendies #1 Haul

Splendies #1 Haul

Hello and happy Sunday. Today I’m starting a new series in which I show you my underwear. No, but really, I got a one-year subscription to Splendies and I want to share my joy with you. Because of shipping and handling and all that stuff, I don’t really know what month I’m getting if that makes any sense, so I’ll just keep track of the haul number for you. The panties have themes for every month, which can make it easier to decipher, but I’m not going to sit down and guess. You can do it, though, if you want to.

For anyone who doesn’t know what Splendies is, you’re probably super confused right now. Let me explain. Splendies is a  subscription service that sends you three panties for $14.99 a month. Yes, every month you pay $14.99 (or less, if you get the three, six, or twelve-month subscription) and you get three panties. Do the math, it’s cheaper than Victoria’s Secret, and quite honestly, better quality.

There is a straight-size and plus-size version of Splendies. We all know that I’m on the fatter side, but I’m a size M in panties (please don’t send me underwear, I was telling you this only for reference). The straight-size goes from S to XL and the plus-size goes from 1X to 4X. Just to clarify, Volupties, which is the plus-size service is $16.99 every month.

Once you get your size figured out, you can decide the type of underwear you want to get. You have the surprise variety package, the no thongs one, and then one that has all thongs. This is for Splendies. With Volupties you can choose between surprise variety and no thongs. Now, I’m a lover of thongs, but I need a break every now and then from them, so I selected the surprise variety package.

If you look at my thumbnail you can see that the styles of all three panties are very different. Each month I get a thong, which I like because it’s a flirty piece, but it’s not all lace or straight-up lingerie, bikini-type panties, which I love for every day since I’m a teacher and sometimes I don’t really care about having sexy underwear, and a what I call granny panties. The granny panties are still super cute, don’t get me wrong, but they’re full coverage and they’re perfect for when you’re on your period or when you don’t plan to leave the house.

What kind of panties are your favorite to wear? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila