Essence Stays No Matter What Eyepencil & Shadow

I've heard so many good things about Essence that I decided to give a shot at one of their products: the Essence Stays No Matter What Eyepencil/shadow stick in shade 07 Whipped White Frosting.
I wanted to get a cheap white eyeliner for highlighting my eyes and when I swatched a bunch of white eyeliners in Shoppers, this one really stood out to me because when I rubbed the swatches most of them disappeared, but this stuck really well to my skin. I also got in trouble with the employee since these weren't supposed to be used because they weren't testers. Oopsies.
As far as I know, Essence is only sold in Shoppers(in Canada) and has a really cute display. Most items look really cheap/childish but are worth the try. I got this shadow stick for only $2.99!
Flash vs No Flash!
It has microshimmers in it which is absolutely gorgeous for highlighting. These are supposed to be eyeshadows as well but I use it like an eyeliner.  It tugs a bit on my eyelids, however it glides nicely on my waterline and can be buildable. I love that it doesn't budge once it sets. This is supposed to last 16 hours, be waterproof and smudgeproof but I haven't put that to the test yet.
 There are a couple of other gorgeous shades that I swatched in the store, like the copper one and the teal one.  This has a sheen of shimmer to it which works well at brightening my eyes. 
The one problem I have with this is that the product keeps slipping out of the pencil but I just push it back in :) I think this an issue with a lot of cheap eye pencils like this? 

I'm excited to try more things from Essence, I heard that their gel eyeliner and nail polishes are great! 
Which budget brands do you like? Have you ever tried anything from Essence? x


Memebox Global #15 Unboxing/Review

Today I am going to be boxing the MeMebox Global #15. Memebox is a Korean based beauty box without the monthly commitment, you get to choose which themed boxes you'd like and only buy them when you want to!

I was really excited for this since the Memebox unboxings I've seen are so awesome and I think the one I chose(Global) is great for a beginner like me, since it has a variety of beauty products, six out of 7 are full sized which is pretty awesome.

Here is the info card:

Mise en scene Perfect Repair Treatment Pack 180 ml(full size)
Retail Value: 180ml for $16
This is a repair treatment pack used after shampooing, it is supposed to deliver deep nutrition, repair, and protect damaged hair. It's basically a deep conditioner. I like that it only requires 2-3 minutes on the hair since I can be impatient when doing hair masks that need to take hours to absorb.
Mise en scene Perfect Serum 70 ml(full size)
Retail Value: 70ml for $9
A highly concentrated hair serum used before/after blow drying to give hair the silky, nourished finish. Engriched with 7 different natural oils - arge, carmellia, olive, jojoba, coconut, arpicot, and marula.  I'm more excited for this than the conditioner, but both are by the same brand so we'll see how that turns out..
Ariul Stress Relieving Purefull Cleansing Foam 75ml(full size)
Retail Value: 75ml for $8
This cleanser claims to have cream-like foam bubbles to penetrate deep into your pores, cleansing away any makeup residues, skin impurities, blackheads, and dead skin cells delivering a moist, clean, and brighter face.  I've been using the same cleanser for years now and I think this will give me a great change to my usual routine. I'm going to try this tonight! I really like the look of the packaging.

Tonymoly BCDation All Master SPF30PA++ 20g(sample size)
Retail Value: 50g for $24
Tonymoly is a Korean brand that I've actually heard of so I expect good things from this product! It's supposed to be a BB, CC cream, and foundation all in one. It doesn't quite match my hand but I think my face is a bit lighter so it will be ok. It's a bit dewy which might not suit my oily skin, but I'm thinking of using it as a primer under my foundation or even as a highlighter. 
Lol I like the product description "Air light base But perfect" uhh air light base already sounds super awesome, maybe it thinks I don't like that so it has to convince me with the 'but perfect' part? :D
Miss Age Snail Anti Wrinkle serum 50ml(full size)
Retail Value: 50ml for $53
Snail beauty products seem to be a huge thing in Korea, so there must be something good about it! It contains over 5500mg of snail mucus extracts(?) to revive damaged skin with abundant moisture and nutrition while treating signs of aging and improving skin elasticity. I gave this to my mom since I don't quite need this. 

Tosowoong Makeon Lip Manicure 30 seconds 5.5g (full size)
Retail Value: 5.5g for $12
There were a total of 5 shades which were randomly sent out by Memebox, I got shade 03 Pure Peach. It's basically a matte lip cream, and a bit too bright/light for my skin tone but I'll try it. I would have liked another shade like 01 Cynical Plum or 04 Sweet Rasberry. I don't usually like bright pink lips on myself.
Shara Shara I wanna Pencil Gel Liner(full size)
Retail Value: $8
I haven't opened this yet but I think I got the Dark Brown shade? It comes with a mini sharpener at the end of the pencil. That's actually pretty neat. It claims to be a non-smudging matte gel eyeliner. I'm happy I got this as well since I've been wanted to try some new eyeliner, and since I normally don't wear eyeliner I think brown will be really natural. Perhaps I can even use it on my eyebrows...?

The Verdict: I really liked the variety in this Memebox and I think the next one I buy will be one of their themed boxes like maybe a pore themed box or a makeup box? I was really happy with this box I will use everything I got! It's pretty awesome that most of the stuffs was full sized. I think memebox is really good at sending quality items and it's nice to try out some overseas things that you wouldn't otherwise buy yourself(like the snail serum).

I received this box for free using coupon codes which I posted about on a while ago.  If you actually did that I'd love to hear about what you got and if you're a regular Memebox-er I'd love to hear your experience with Memebox as well! Have a nice day, thanks for reading!!!