Tour de Mi Biblioteca de Arcoíris: Negro ||Rainbow Bookshelf Tour: Black

Tour de Mi Biblioteca de Arcoíris: Negro ||Rainbow Bookshelf Tour: Black

(Español)

Hola y feliz jueves. La mayoría de los libros que tengo son negros, y asumo que eso es porque los lomos negros son todavía los mas comunes. Sé que eso es cierto para los libros en español, aunque no podría decirles por qué salvo que pienso que las personas prefieren un lomo más “serio” y no uno colorido. Debo agregar que dos de mis libros más gruesos son negros entonces eso también le agrega al espacio que está siendo ocupada. Antes de que escriba todo un ensayo sobre lomos negros, comencemos.

Tengo unos libros apilados horizontalmente porque son producidos en masa, entonces son más gruesos pero son cortos. ¿También hacen esto? ¿Cómo organizan sus libros? Cuéntenme en los comentarios.

¡Feliz lectura!

Con amor, Miss Camila

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(Ebglish)

Hello and happy Thursday. Most of the books I own are black, and I assume that’s because black spines are still the most common. I know that’s true for books in Spanish, although I couldn’t tell you why other than my belief that people prefer a more “serious” spine, rather than a colorful one. I must add that two of my thickest books are black, so that also adds space that’s being occupied. Before I write a whole dissertation on black spines, let’s get started, shall we?

I have some books stacked horizontally because they’re mass market paperbacks, so they’re thick but short. Do you do this as well? How are your books stacked? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

Kawaii Box 2019 Valentine’s Day || Kawaii Box de San Valentín de 2019

Kawaii Box 2019 Valentine’s Day || Kawaii Box de San Valentín de 2019

 

(English)

Hello and happy Tuesday. That title was a tongue twister, I know, but I hope you understand what today’s post is all about. We are going to look at all the cute stuff I got in my February 2019 Kawaii Box, which had the Valentine’s Day theme. Let’s get started, shall we?

Heart Shaped Fantasy Keychain 

This is one of those plastic toys that help anxious or easily distracted people as they see the contents of the toy float in the water and slowly move. It is the cutest addition to my keychain collection and I love it.

Sanrio Characters Melamine Plate

This cutie is now on my nightstand and it holds my Hello Kitty lip balm and my AirPods because honestly, what else would I use it for?

Special Kawaii Surprise

This box contained a mystery item. I got a very nicely designed pocket mirror. I like it because it’s rectangular and flat, so it looks like one of those old-school cardholders. It obviously went straight to one of my bags.

Sakupan Panda Strawberry Chocolate Biscuits

I couldn’t taste the chocolate anywhere, and even though I am not a huge fan of strawberry-flavored cookies, I ate this entire bag by myself. I have no regrets.

Dreamland Pastel Stickers

You know that to get to my heart you need food and stickers, right? And Kawai Box gets it right every time with the cutest 3-D designs. They went straight to my collection.

Fluffy Sanrio Character Socks

These cuties and I have spent several nights together already. What I like to do now is apply lotion to my feet and massage them for a while, and immediately after I’ll put on my socks so that the following morning my feet are nice and smooth. I totally recommend this.

Pastel-Candy Mechanical Pencil

This pencil is now at a privileged location on my desk since I’m always jotting stuff down on my planner and several other notebooks.  It would be the kind of thing I would have taken to school when I was a student, no doubt about that.

Heart Princess Jewelry Box

This plastic beauty is now in my closet keeping all my necklaces safe. You can actually disassemble it, but I do not recommend doing that because then every time you go open it, the lid will come off.

Kawaii Neko Travel Tag Case

I’d gotten a cardholder thingy in a Kawaii Box a couple of years ago, and that’s where I would carry my debit card, which is also my bus card. I have upgraded now, and I use this one. I love that I can hook it to my bag or wallet so that it is not on the loose since it would be very bad if I lost it.

Sprinkle Heart Squishy Charm

This was a cute keychain accessory but it lived a short life. The metal part broke so I was left with a squishy toy and I really did not need one of those, so I ultimately threw it away. It was the only dud out of all the awesome things I got in my Kawaii Box.

Which was your favorite item from the Valentine’s Day Kawaii Box? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Tuesday!

Love, Miss Camila

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(Español)

Hola y feliz martes. Ese título es un trabalenguas, yo sé, pero espero que entiendan de qué se trata la publicación de hoy. Vamos a ver todas las cosas bonitas que me llegaron en mi Kawaii Box, de febrero de 2019, que tiene tema de San Valentín. ¿Comenzamos?

LLavero de Fantasía en Forma de Corazón 

Este es uno de esos juguetes de plástico que ayudan a las personas ansiosas o que se distraen con facilidad mientras ven los contenidos moverse en el agua dentro del juguete. Es la adición más linda a mi colección y me encanta.

Plato de Melamina de Personajes de Sanrio 

Esta belleza ahora está en mi mesa de noche y tiene mi brillo de Hello Kitty y mis AirPods porque, honestamente, ¿para qué más podría usarlo?

Sorpresa Especial Kawaii

Esta caja contenía un artículo misterioso. Yo recibí un espejo de bolsillo muy bonito. Me gusta porque es rectangular y plano, entonces parece como uno de esos tarjeteros viejos. Obviamente fue directo a uno de mis bolsos.

Galletas de Fresa y Chocolate de Sakupan Panda 

No me supo a chocolate, y aunque no soy una gran admiradora de las galletas con sabor a fresa, me comí toda la bolsa yo sola. No me arrepiento de nada.

Calcomanías Pastel de Tierra de Sueños

Sabes que para llegar a mi corazón necesitas comida y calcomanías, ¿verdad? Y la Kawaii Box siempre acierta con los diseños más bonitos de calcomanías 3-D. Fueron directo a mi colección.

Medias Acolchonadas de Personajes de Sanrio 

Estas bellezas y yo hemos pasado muchas noches juntas. Lo que me gusta hacer es ponerme crema en los pies, hacerme un masaje e inmediatamente después ponerme las medias para que a la mañana siguiente mis pies estén suaves y lindos. Recomiendo esto totalmente.

Lápiz Mecánico de Dulce Pastel 

Este lápiz ahora está en la ubicación privilegiada de mi escritorio porque siempre estoy anotando cosas en mi planeador y otros cuadernos. Si hubiera sido una estudiante, lo habría llevado al colegio, sin dudas.

Joyero de Princesa de Corazón 

Esta belleza de plástico ahora está en mi clóset y mantiene todos mis collares seguros. De hecho, puedes desarmarla, pero no recomiendo hacer eso porque después, cada vez que lo abres, la tapa se va a salir.

Marcador de Equipaje Kawaii Neko 

Había recibido un tarjetero e en una Kawaii Box hace años, y ahí era donde guardaba mi tarjeta débito, que también es mi tarjeta para el bus. Ahora uso esta. Me encanta que la puedo enganchar a mi bolso o a mi billetera y así no está suelta porque perderla sería muy malo. I

Amuleto De Corazón con Chispas 

Este era un accesorio bonito pero tuvo una vida corta. La parte de metal se rompió, entonces me quedé con el juguete y realmente no necesitaba uno de esos, entonces terminé botándolo. Fue la única falla entre todas las cosas que recibí en mi Kawaii Box.

¿Cuál fue tu artículo favorito de la Kawaii Box de San Valentín? Cuéntame en los comentarios.

¡Feliz martes!

Con amor, Miss Camila

Rainbow Bookshelf Tour: Pink || Tour de Biblioteca Arcoíris: Rosado

Rainbow Bookshelf Tour: Pink || Tour de Biblioteca Arcoíris: Rosado

(English)

Hello and happy Thursday. I know I’ve shared with you different hauls, but they’re mostly about ebooks or physical books I’m just adding to my collection. I decided I wanted to give you a bookshelf tour, so I’ll focus on one color in each post. Today, I’ll share with you my pink books. Let’s get started, shall we?

The teddy bear that you see is from Book Outlet. I got it a while ago, so I’m not sure if it’s still for sale, but it’s the only stuffed animal I have on display. And on that note, do you decorate your bookshelves or do you just store books in them? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

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(Español)

Hola y feliz jueves. Sé que he compartido con ustedes diferentes hauls, pero casi todos son de libros electrónicos o libros físicos que apenas estoy agregando a mi colección. Decidí que quiero hacer un tour de mi biblioteca, entonces me voy a enfocar en un color en cada publicación. Hoy voy a compartir mis libros rosados. ¿Comenzamos?

El osito que ustedes ven es de Book Outlet. Lo compré hace un tiempo, entonces no estoy segura si sigue a la venta, pero es el único peluche que tengo exhibido. Y hablando de eso, ¿decoras tu biblioteca o solamente tienes libros en ella? Cuéntame en los comentarios.

¡Feliz lectura!

Con amor, Miss Camila

 

 

 

 

June 2019 Japan Candy Box || Japan Candy Box de Junio de 2019

June 2019 Japan Candy Box || Japan Candy Box de Junio de 2019

(English)

Hello and happy Sunday. Today I’m bringing you one of my favorite types of unboxings because I love snacks and I love trying new candy. The reason why I’m so into Japan Candy Box is that I get so many products in a single box, and every month I get to discover something new, and it’s a fun treat to receive. I also love the fact that I don’t have to pay for shipping because it already comes included in the subscription price. Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?

Kabaya Fruit Can Gummies

Gummies are only second to chocolate in my candy ranking. I really loved everything about these, from the packaging to the actual candy that looks like orange slices, to their texture and flavor. I even tried to get them through the Japan Candy Store but they were out of stock, so you know that many people think like me.

Ginbis Ginza Rusk White Vanilla

Okay, in theory, this could be amazing because we all know I love cookies, or anything crunchy for that matter. The thing is, the execution of these snacks wasn’t for me at all. The texture is kind of chalky, it’s the kind of food that kind of dissolves in your mouth, and I don’t like that. I also have a problem with the way Japanese vanilla or cream in general tastes because I feel it’s super buttery.

Yaokin Strawberry Roll Candy

This is literally the Japanese version of a Fruit Roll-Up or a Fruit By the Foot. I’m Colombian, so I don’t think I’d ever tried something like this although I knew about it, and I thought it was amazing.

Fortune Telling Strawberry Milk Candies

You were supposed to ask questions before you ate these or something, but I don’t like to play with my food, I just eat it. These taste exactly as it’s described: strawberry milk, so more like strawberry milkshake. They were good, but nothing remarkable.

Yaokin Long Chu Grape Taffy

If the other candy was like a Fruit Roll-Up, then this can be the Japanese version of a Laffy Taffy, only this was shorter and softer. I would prefer this to a Laffy Taffy actually.

Salty Lemon Kakipi Rice Crackers & Peanuts

I’m not kidding when I say my mouth watered as I was typing the name. These were amazing and I would totally eat them again. It’s common in Colombia to have lemon-flavored savory snacks like chips and peanuts, so this wasn’t really weird to me. Based on the texture and size of each cracker, I’d compare this snack to peanuts.

Marukawa Crushed Ice Cola Bubble Gum 

I have an issue with Japanese gum, and it’s that it loses its flavor and texture too quickly. It gets slimy and almost liquidy in a matter of minutes, which is annoying. I’d rather get chewy candy that isn’t gum for that matter.

Fruit Forest Mochi Candy

I think this fits into the “gummy” category, but it’s the kind of gummy I don’t like. The squares were tiny and hard to chew. The flavor was alright, but considering the size of each individual piece, it was hard to enjoy it. Also, the basket it came from was made of this carton-like wafer. All in all this was a fail for me.

Glico Pretz Extra Crisp Basil & Olive

I honestly didn’t think I’d like this at all and I totally did. I don’t know if I’d buy these pretzels again, but it was nice to try them out. They’re kind of oily when you take them out of the pack, which isn’t super fun, but they have a nice flavor.

Puré Green & Gold Kiwi Gummy

I love Puré gummies. I love the chunky sugar the gummies are coated with and I like that the candy is always sour. I’m not a huge fan of kiwi, but I liked how the gummies tasted.

Which of these would you like to try and why? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

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(Español)

 

Hola y feliz domingo. Hoy les traigo uno de mis unboxings favoritos porque me encanta la comida y me encanta probar dulces nuevos. La razón por la que me gusta tanto la Japan Candy Box es que me llegan muchos productos en una sola caja y cada mes puedo descubrir algo nuvo, y es un premio que es divertido recibir. También me encanta que no hay que pagar por el envío porque ya viene incluido en el precio de la suscripción. ¿Comenzamos?

 

Gomas en Lata de Frutas Kabaya

Las gomitas tienen el segundo lugar después del chocolate en mi ranking de dulces. Realmente me encantó todo de estas gomitas, desde el empaque hasta los dulces que se ven como gajos de naranja, a la textura y el sabor. Incluso traté de comprarlas a través de la Japan Candy Store pero estaban agotadas, entonces muchas personas deben pensar como yo.

Ginbis Ginza Rusk de Vainilla Blanca 

Bueno, en teoría, esto podría ser excelente porque todos sabemos que me encantan las galletas, o cualquier cosa crujiente. La cosa es que la ejecución de esto no era para mí. La textura es un poco como de tiza, es el tipo de comida que se disuelve en la boca, y eso no me gusta. También tengo un problema con la forma como saben la vainilla o la crema japonesa porque se siente como mantequilla.

Yaokin Dulce en Rollo de Fresa

Esto es literalmente la versión japonesa de un rollo de fruta. Soy colombiana, entonces no creo que hubiera probado algo así aunque sabía de eso, y me pareció increíble.

Dulces de Leche de Fresa Que Dicen la Fortuna

Se supone que uno tenía que hacer una pregunta antes de comerse esto o algo, pero a mí no me gusta jugar con mi comida, yo solo me la como. Estos saben exactamente como los describen: leche de fresa, entonces más como una malteada de fresa. Estaban bien, pero nada memorable.

Yaokin Chu Dulce Largo Masticable de Uva 

Si los otros dulces eran como un rollo de fruta, entonces estos eran la versión japonesa de una Fruna, solo que más suave. Preferiría esto a una Fruna, de hecho.

Galletas de Arroz Kakipi & Maní con Sabor a Limón 

No estoy molestando cuando digo que mientras escribía el nombre se me hacía agua la boca. Estos estaban increíbles y me los comería otra vez. Es común en Colombia tener snacks salados con sabor a limón, como papas y maní, entonces esto no fue raro para mí. Basándome en la textura y el tamaño de cada galleta, compararía esto con maní.

Chicle de Cola con Hielo Picado Marukawa  

Tengo un problema con el chicle japonés, y es que pierde el sabor y la textura muy rápidamente. Se vuelve viscoso y casi líquido en cuestión de minutos, y eso me molesta. Me gustaría más recibir dulces masticables que no sean chicle, para esa gracia.

Dulces de Mochi de Frutos del Bosque 

Creo que esto entra en la categoría de “goma,” pero es el tipo de goma que no me gusta. Los cuadrados son muy pequeños y difíciles de masticar. El sabor estaba bien, pero considerando el tamaño de cada pieza individual, era difícil disfrutarlo. También, la canasta en la que venía estaba hecha de esta oblea con textura de cartón. En general, esto fue un fracaso para mí.

Glico Pretz Pretz Extra Crujiente de Albahaca & Aceituna

Honestamente no pensé que me gustaría esto y me encantó. No sé si compraría estos pretzels otra vez, pero me gustó probarlos. Son un poco grasosos cuando los sacas del paquete, lo que no es muy divertido, pero tienen un buen sabor.

Gomas Verdes & Doradas Puré 

Me encantan las gomas de Puré. Me encanta el azúcar gruesa en la que vienen recubiertas y me encanta que los dulces siempre son ácidos. No soy una gran fan del kiwi, pero me gustó cómo sabían estas gomas.

¿Cuál de estos dulces te gustaría probar y por qué? Cuéntame en los comentarios.

¡Feliz domingo!

Con amor, Miss Camila

August 2019 Kawaii Box

August 2019 Kawaii Box

Hello and happy Sunday. Scheduling posts in advance, or even planning to write something with months of anticipation is funny because I always want to say “it’s been a while since I’ve done this” but you’re probably still getting those posts consistently because I wrote them a while before. Anyway, this is a Kawaii Box unboxing and I am always excited to make these, especially since my subscription is over and I will not be unsubscribing. I am a teacher, so most of the items I get, go directly to my classroom because I used to have a “market” every month and my kids could get rewards in exchange of sticker points they earned. I’m clarifying because you might be wondering why I get this box only to leave everything in my classroom.

Kawaii Desserts Erasers

I don’t know why but I love erasers that don’t look like erasers. At some point, I had a chocolate-bar-shaped one, a carrot-shaped one, and yes, I felt very tempted to keep this cute dessert plate with candy-shaped erasers for myself, but I thought my students would enjoy them more.

Nekoni Mini Puffy Stickers

I can’t see clearly which stickers these are, so I don’t know whether they went into my classroom or I kept them for myself. I like having these stickers too, even though nine times out of ten they go to my students.

Mystery Kawaii Snack 

These were matcha/powder milk snacks and let me tell you, the texture is pretty weird. I would advice to get a glass of water or milk or something with these because they’re powdery. I’m not a huge fan of matcha but these were alright.

Shimmery Mt Fuji Pen and Donut Bunny Pen

These pens are the cutest and the ink is amazing. I already have many, so I decided to leave them for my students, even though they’re still in elementary and don’t use pens yet.

Lollipop Highlighter Set

This was the first thing that one of my students got when I did the “market” thing. That is, this set of lollipop-shaped highlighters was the first thing that went, and honestly, had I been a student, these too would have been my first choice.

Shibanban Sticky Notes

In hindsight, I should’ve kept these to myself because I’m running out of ones and I never get around to buying sticky notes. I am sure one of my students is probably enjoying them now.

Fluffy Bunny Dancing Ears Hat

I’ve never worn this and I probably never will, but I’m keeping this just in case in the drawer where I have all sorts of accessories. What if one day I decide to dress up like a bunny for a lesson?

School Girl Aiko Notebook

In my class last school year I had three boys and one girl. The girl got this notebook. She always waited to have enough points to get the “big” items.

Which of these items was your favorite and why? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

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