All posts for the month April, 2015

Kawaii Box March / April 2015 – Cute Subscription Box

Published April 18, 2015 by purabeautyblogger

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I have only just discovered this subscription box.

Kawaii means cute, and they really do hit the nail on the head with these super cute boxes.

The Kawaii box contains between 10-12 handpicked unique Japanese and Korean Kawaii items.

You can subscribe for 1,3,6 or 12 months.

This is the second of a 3 month subscription I bought for my teenage girls.

They absolutely love Kawaii and always try to raid my own subscription boxes. This is the perfect compromise, they can have their own subscription box.

It is shipped using Singapore post and the box came about 2 weeks after posting

Even the outer packaging is cute

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The box contains

A super cute squishy pineapple


Absolutely adorable

Funky pink nail clippers


Very girly, but practical

A roll of vintage stickers

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The second picture shows what is inside. This one says ‘magic’ but I think there are a few varieties

A bear pen

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A fine line pen with cupcakes and bears on it

A diamond blue card holder


This has already got my travel card in it. They are available in baby pink as well but I think the blue looks more stylish.

Glass Stickers

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I have enclosed a picture of the back so you can see where you can put these very pretty stickers


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Always a welcome addition to any box

Unicorn note stickers


These are very much like post it stickers. It says it is a horse, but I think it looks more like a unicorn

Pink hair side


A bit too young for my girls, but it has found a home on one of the teddy bears



As you can see, a new addition to the uniform

More stickers!


Spotty red envelopes


Am sure they will come in useful later

The box cost $18.90 a month which includes shipping. This becomes cheaper, the more months you subscribe for.

I chose the 3 month option as i thought it would give a good indication of the quality of these boxes

Even after the first box, i was hooked.

It is full of super cute items that will all be used. I think it is a nice selection, with something for everyone and am glad I subscribed to this box.

I can not wait for next months box

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I love the little notes you get with the box. Always bring a smile to my face


Elizavecca Milky Piggy Water Lock Hydro Gel Melting Mask

Published April 11, 2015 by purabeautyblogger

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I have been eyeing up these masks for quite a while. I love Korean sheet masks. Especially the Etude House Snail sheet mask. They really refresh my face, leaving it soft and supple. Am getting older and my skin is starting to show the first signs of ageing. So wanted to try something that offered a little bit more.


I can not find an ingredients lists for this and there is no list on the packet either, so I just had to put my faith in the product.


Luckily my face survived. In fact I am so glad I tried this mask . It is amazing.

These are a bit more expensive. About $10 for a pack of 5 from Roserose. Nowhere seems to sell them individually.

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They come in two parts, which is great for a perfect fit. All gel masks I have come across are like this. I wish the normal sheet masks were like this as it really is pot luck if they will fit. Some have been perfect and others have been made for giants. I’m 6ft so hardly small

Putting the mask on was very easy because of the two separate pieces. I relaxed on the sofa for about an hour or so. Got too absorbed with Ant and Decs Saturday Night Take Away. It was still very pliable, just dehydrated. I could not believe that my face had actually managed to absorb all that moisture. After I removed the mask, my face felt so soft and moist. This feeling stayed for a couple of days. It was really strange. I have never experienced that with a mask before. The results are usually very temporary. I had to keep telling myself not to touch my face the next day. My face felt amazing.

I will be using this as a weekend mask and leaving my etude house snail mask for weekdays.

The only problem is they are only available from Roseroseshop.

Am debating whether I should get the wholesale amount. It is that good. Although that will probably keep me in masks for the next year. Decisions decisions.

Cognito Luxury Lip Balm – Coconut, Plum, Vanilla, Strawberry, White Chocolate

Published April 11, 2015 by purabeautyblogger

Lip Balms

We all have tubes of it dotted around the house, in our bags and coat pockets.

Why do we have so many?

Some of them smell yummy, some really moisturise, some I have bought just for the super cute packaging.

Nothing has ever stood out for me.

I have now discovered the exception to the rule. It ticks all boxes

It smells mouth wateringly good. Which will always entice me to use it.

The ingredients are natural with no nasty chemicals.

The container is a gorgeous pale blue glass that would not look out of place on a dressing table.

Cognito Luxury Lip Balm


They have introduced 5 new Luxury Lip Balms to their range and I was sent some of the flavours to try. I wish there was smellavision, because they are actually making my mouth water. I have always loved coconut so thought coconut macaroon would be my favourite, but the plum crumble has swayed me.


They come in the following flavours

White Chocolate Truffle

Strawberry Cheesecake

Plum Crumble

Coconut Macaroon

Vanilla Ice Cream


Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) butter, Cera Alba (beeswax), Oryza Sativa  (rice) Bran oil, Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) Seed Butter, Prunus  Armeniaca (apricot) Kernel Oil, Vaccinium  Macrocarpon (cranberry) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aroma, benzyl alcohol, anise alcohol, benzoate.

No Paraffin or Petroleum derivatives


Apply to lips as often as needed. Excess balm can be massaged into cuticles, hands, elbows, in fact anywhere that has dry skin.


As soon as I looked at the ingredients I knew this was going to be a fabulous balm. I love products with Shea Butter in them. It melts at normal body temperature and is full of vitamins. I had not come across some of the other ingredients before and had to research the benefits of some of the oils included.

I am including an explanation of the oils, in case you are not familiar with them either

Cranberry Seed Oil – It contains one of the highest anti oxidants of all fruit/veg oil. Rich in essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6) and vitamin A, C, E and K.

Apricot Kernel Oil – It is a great oil for dry skin where it nourishes and protects. Rich in vitamins A, B and E. Calming and soothing

Rice Bran Oil – It has a high sterol content making it invaluable in the fight against free radicals.

I have been applying this luxury lip balm morning and night and can see an improvement in the skin texture.

It leaves a delicate sheen on the lips. It is not greasy at all, so you can pop it on before going out , with no fear of your hair sticking to your lips.

Available from

Cognito Spa

And selected beauty salons