Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Goodiebox May 2015

I have been a member of Goodie Box for three months (March, April, May).  So far I have found them to be the best subscription box service in both New Zealand and Australia.

Originally I had planned on posting my reviews in the correct order as any normal person would, but instead I have decided to go against common sense and write up my first review on the box in which I have just received.

Firstly let me say that May's box was in fact the worst box that I have received so far.  Although I do like the box, March and April's boxes were so much better.

The Theme this month was "The Essentials".

In all honesty I was slightly disappointed when I first open up May's box.  Although every product was full size it just didn't seem all to exciting.  Once I looked at all the products again and read their description I came to realize that I would use every product, there were two products included that I had really wanted to try for a long time and one product that really would change my life.

All received products and product descriptions below:

Sebamed Cleansing Bar $11.50
Sebamed soap-free clinical skin care products have been developed to simplify the skin care regimen of the most sensitive of skins by supporting your skin's natural healing ability and maintaining an ideal pH level of 5.5.  Sebamed products work to not only heal, but protect your skin from harmful environment ailments.  This cleansing bar can be used on both the face and body.

Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Color Save Shampoo $9.00
Fall in love with every single wash.  This shampoo will give you lustrous smooth hair while restoring the colour.  Containing Amino Cell Rebuild technology ensures perfect care and protection for your hair, it will leave your locks with a luscious, iridescent shine.

Cosmetic Kitchen Cacao Clay Mask $24.95
Cacao is an antioxidant-filled super-food while clay is one of the best pore cleaners for natural beauties.  Hand-made with love, parabean free, cruelty free and vegan.  Mix one teaspoon with one teaspoon of olive oil and two teaspoons of water for the perfect pick me up.

GoodieBox NZ Mascara Applicator $3.00
This life-changing Mascara Applicator is a necessity if you wear make-up on a daily basis.  Protect your flawless makeup look from all mascara smudges...applying mascara is going to be too easy!  Simply place the guide under your top lashes or bottom lashes and run mascara over top, vollia! Flawless lashes!

So Susan Flutter Mascara $32.00
This intense carbon-black mascara is formulated to help you achieve the darkest, curviest lashes possible, in just one coat.  The long brush with extra stiff bristles helps to separate lashes, enabling you to achieve instant volume.  You'll be loving the natural look in no time.  No mineral oils ad hypoallergenic, this mascara is guaranteed to protect the sensitive skin on your lids.

Manhattan High Shine Lip Gloss $17.00
Give your lips the love and protection they deserve.  This lip gloss will give you seductively shiny lips with a flush of color while keeping them beautifully plump.  Be sure to keep this in your purse for the uptown winter look.

I was very happy to receive the raw cacao mask from Cosmetic Kitchen and the So Susan Flutter mascara as I have been wanting to try out these products for a while now.  I have tried the mascara and I did not like it at all.  It does not do anything for my lashes and I find it smudges really bad.

I actually really love the lip gloss it applies beautiful and is lovely and pigmented.  The colour suits me nicely and I am pleasantly surprised by this product.

I am somebody that cannot apply mascara neatly even if my life depended on it.  This cheap and odd looking little device is brilliant.  No more do I have mascara all over the top of my eye lips - it is awesome!  I never knew something so simple would become a staple, must have item for me.  It's cool as it is basically a reusable eye shadow shield.

The shampoo is cool, although it would have been nice if they included a conditioner.  As for the cleansing bar it has a very fresh, clean smell which I kinda like.  I find it really lovely on my dry sensitive skin and am always looking for products that don't aggravate my skin so this was a cool product to receive as it is not something that I would have bought on my own accord.

I may do single reviews on each of these products in the future.

Beauty Review / My Other Blog

I am a member of Beauty Review NZ.  I write up many reviews in regards to beauty products and cosmetics.  You can come read my reviews here - and search my username Janaya.

If you are from New Zealand you can also join up using this link -  

Basically it is a cool site where you find product views.  You can earn beauty points by typing up your own reviews and chatting on the forum.  Each week there are many competitions that you can join and you also get the chance to be selected for product trials.  It is a pretty cool site go to and go check it out.

I also have another blog -
This blog is one that I had to create for uni and its about technology.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

American Treats

American treeaatss!!! I have the best bf ever, although you can't see from the picture he brought back so many amazing gifts from the states.

I have an asortment of makeup, lip products lollies and chocolate. Although I have to admit I'm not really a fan of the American candy I just love it because it's sooo cute, it taste kinda funny I'll never understand the fascination of candy corn and Hershey's but I'm glad I have them because they look so cool!

It's amazing how much addictives and artificial contents the candy products contain as chocolate in nz  even the most budget cheap kind for the most part only consists of 5 ingredients - cocoa, cocoa butter, sugar, cream and vanilla. 

My most favourite products that I received have to be my two naked palates these are beyond amazing the eye shadows blend incredibly well look stunning on and are so pigmented! I absolutely am in love with urban decay!!! I cannot say enough amazing things about the naked 1 and naked 2 palates. I reay do think urban decays make the best eye shadow.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

New Day New Start

Good Morning,

I woke up full of inspiration today as it is a new start to the week and today marks the start of a brand new semester at university.

A lot has happened over the last few months which I intend to upload onto this blog, I've been such a lazy blogger and I knew it would happen but my goal is to come back on here and post regularly.

I have a few healthy recipes and home-made remedies coming up along with the general what I have been up to.  I enrolled in uni last semester so I will also put up some uni & study posts :)

Well I need to start some work therefore I will blog later, at least I posted something right :)


Monday, 19 November 2012

What's Happening Right Now

Just came back from a walk with Cat - awesome walk but my face is now bright red as a beetroot!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Online Shopping - NZ Teas

Choco Chilli Tea -  On infusion, the chilli combines with the cocoa, apple, chocolate and strawberry pieces to make a satisfying and memorable brew

Lately I've been doing something that has never appealed to me before - online shopping!

I've brought the odd products online here and there but to be honest I have always preferred to just go to the store and purchase the product myself because then I can have it straight away.

I hate the anxious feeling of waiting around wondering if your goods are actually going to arrive and although there seems to be an abundance of courier vans around your neighbourhood the saddening fact is that none are actually there for you.

I've started to warm up to shopping online as I've found out that 1) You can almost order anything your heart desires,  2) Most products I'm after are reaaaally reeaallly cheap online and 3) With all the "Daily Deal" sites these days you can get awesome bargains on things you wouldn't get in stores.

 I love "Daily Deal" sites as it opens my eyes up to stores/sites I never knew existed - for example the company T Leaf T -

This place is AMAZZZING!!  They stock a good variety of yummy teas,  I have ordered the following and can not wait for their arrival:

  • Japan Matcha
  • Kawakawa Fire
  • Pina Colada
  • Berry Nice
  • Cinnamon Spice
  • Ginseng Oolong
  • Jasmine Silver Tip
  • Fortune Flower
  • Cinnamon Apple Chamomile
  • Fountain of Youth
  • Nettle Leaves
  • Liquorice Star
  • Choco Chilli
  • Infuser Ball
  • Fabulous Feijoa
  • Caribbean Crush
  • Anti-Cyclone

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Back From The Dentist

So 2 weeks ago I went for a dental examination - including 2 x-rays plus a full cleaning,  scale and polish.

I was so happy when the dentist informed me that all I needed done was to have one cavity filled and that I had perfect teeth.

Fast forward 2 weeks and 4 injections later I have had my cavity filled and don't need any more work done.

All and all the fear of having to go to the dentist is much worse then the actual appointment itself.

I am happy my little teethies are healthy! Today is a great day even if I cant feel the right side of my face and it is completely swollen.

I looked super classy drinking a latte with a straw today when Mat and myself went out for breakfast after :)

See ya