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Ladiessss~ and Gentlemen maybe~

As we all know, I can be quite kiamsiap and am on the look out for various offers or freebies from time to time especially when I’m tired of studying (which is quite a lot of the time) and I have no idea from where, that I noticed that someone posted about Benefit offering free brow waxing for birthday babes (or dudes).

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So I was naturally excited, but then I didn’t really act on it and book an appointment with our local Benefit outlet. Actually it was more like I was having a stroll by the the cosmetics section at Gurney Plaza’s Parkson when I was hunting for the Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush and Benefit’s pink counter caught my eye, so I casually asked whether it was true that this promo also existed in Malaysia. The assertive Jennifer promptly got me to book an appointment and history was engraved! I was on my way to have my very first brow waxing experience! Free some more!

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So when I arrived for my appointment, Jennifer took the time to explain the benefits of waxing over shaving (obviously the time difference in regrowth) and how because it also gets rid of the tiny tiny facial hairs, helps to brighten and accentuate our brows. There is also a place to sign to acknowledge that we have been briefed about definite NO-NOs prior to brow waxing (like using Retinol, Accutane, antibiotics)

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Here’s the current price list for your (and my future) reference.

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Then, she proceeded to draw/shadow my brows to give me an idea of what the end result will be, so I’m sure if anyone doesn’t like theirs, is free to make suggestions and modifications. I personally requested a less arched and less pointy/sharp eyebrows because I already have a square face and going all pointy like that will surely make me Cruela de Vil or some evil witch. She also trimmed it because they are quite long. Sigh, why are my brows so unevenly distributed……

Here’s Jennifer getting ready, some more waited and posed for me to capture properly haha

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The warmed up wax- looks like honey to me!

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Then, on to cleaning the area and oiling the area. Actually I’ve quite forgotten what the 2 applications were for haha!

Now on to being up close and personal with the waxing.

For the severity of pain, I’d say it’s almost like removing the cellophane tape from your skin, times 5. So it was still tolerable for me.

Lots and lots of my used stuff here…

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Overall, i succumbed to these babies:

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These small packets are samples we get after every waxing session I suppose.

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Spending a total of RM230 since the brow waxing was for free. I couldn’t tahan, she was pretty convincing and trying out her perfect mix of these 2 primers looked pretty good to me since I don’t use primers and the Murad sample primer in one of the beauty boxes just oxidized on me. I usually use only BB cream or only sunblock or both. Somehow I haven’t been able to replicate her perfect mix of these 2 primers *sighs*

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The Pore Professional and That Gal Brightening Primer

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Meanwhile, the bf’s sis-in-law who came along with us also tried out their upper lip waxing and got ChaCha GoGo instead:

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Now for the finale, does it really make a difference, getting my brows waxed at Benefit??

BEFORE: My untamed, sparse, uneven brows with BBrown corrector/concealer and Freshel BB Cream applied at home

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AFTER: drawn eyebrows + brow waxing + that gal/pore professional primer add on + that gal mascara + lipgloss

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Hmm… my face mmg asymmetrical lah… but the brows also look a tad bit asymmetrically arched, after this session. Which I only noticed when I got back home. But still they do look much better after being drawn.

Oh well, free brows ma…. My naturally patchy eyebrows means uneven-ness if i don’t draw it anyway…

Mental note to self: CHECK BEFORE LEAVING COUNTER NEXT TIME

If you’re very very very prone to redness after facials, then you will absolutely be quite red after this waxing like me. anyway, they will conceal you up so that it’s barely there after the session. Mine are still pink after the concealment aiksss….

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Finally have my hands on the July Box!

I think the Pak Cik from GDEX who delivered my parcel today was uber sporting since he doubled back to deliver my parcel after berbuka puasa, when I didn’t hear the doorbell/phone as I was bathing during the 1st delivery =P

Since I wasn’t particularly interested in them anyway, genius strikes~ In return for being as nice as he was, I regifted the Nuteen Cleanser and Ginvera Green Tea Jade Eye Circles Roll Away and asked him to give his children/wife haha! Although maybe it could have been more suitable for his cucu >_<

So here are the contents (minus the Nuteen cleanser and Ginvera eye roller)

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1. Ma cherie Shampoo and conditioner sachets

I first saw this brand when I was in Taiwan for my elective and it looked terribly enticing, nice scent and all, being another Shiseido company. Then I came back and noticed the quite huge advertising for Ma Cherie as well as other brands I was taken to at the time, like Clio and Freshel. Anyway, I’ll be bringing this up to Cameron or wherever my next short trip is. ^^ Huge faith in this brand!

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2. B.liv Feel No Sluggish Stem Cell Revival (Original Japan Silk Mask)

I loved the B. live Off With Those Heads. I have a feeling I will like this too.

The product description says that it is cell rejuvenating+nourishing+anti oxidation which seems pretty good for me, since I feel old and haggard looking recently.

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3. Bloop Lip Liner Pencil

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Described to be highly saturated in color which does not fade easily throughout the day, smudge proof and water resistant. Here’s a swatch:

The one on the left is one casual swipe, and the right is about 3-4 swipes trying to get the color in. Not too impressed.

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I haven’t been very fond of using lip liners since I don’t really use strong lipstick colors (or lipstick by itself).  So, I will have to be opportunistic or maybe when I’m too bored after finishing final exams

4. Beautymate Purifying and Hydrating Nano Toner

Again?? Sigh… Possibly another regifting in the future…. *Disregarding the fact that MIVVA had this in their July box*

Wonderbox repeated this product even though they already had this in their June box lei…. Luckily I asked them not to send my June box if not I will have THREE exact same toners wei….

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5. Ginvera Green Tea Jade Dark Circles Eye Roller

Registed to the GDEX delivery pakcik. I have previously bought this like about 3 years ago. Didn’t notice any differences before and after, but then again I don’t have the objective evidence to prove it in the form of pictures.

6. Nu Teen Acne & Pimples Away Cleanser

Regifted to Pakcik since I have dry skin! NOT interested!

7. Nu Teen Sample Sachets

I’m not a teen anymore so I’m not interested in these. I guess I’ll be giving them to my teenage baby sis.

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2x Blackheads away Gel

2x Acne Away Gel

1x Acne and Pimples Away Sleeping Mask

 

my overall thoughts for this box: only liked the b.liv mask and Ma Cherie.

 

Still undecided about Bloop’s lipliner…

I guess this month’s box is geared more towards teenagers, what with Nuteen and Ginvera >.<