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Friday, June 22, 2012

***CLOSED***Conscious Box Giveaway!

Photo Credit - consciousbox.com
I'm so excited to do this giveaway for you guys! I really enjoyed my Conscious Box & I'm glad one of you will get to enjoy one as well! The winner will receive (1) July Conscious Box delivered right to you!
I've attached my review so you can see how many fabulous items were included! 
Conscious Box is an eco-friendly monthly subscription service that is delivered to your door each month for $12 plus $7 shipping.  It's a bit more than some boxes but I think the products it comes with makes it SO worth it! 
How to enter? Just use the Rafflecopter Widget below! I do apologize, but this giveaway is only open to US residents. Giveaway will end on Saturday, June 30th.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

***CLOSED***Every Drop Beauty Spatula Review (& giveaway)

Well hello strangers! I feel like I haven't posted in FOREVER! Things are finally starting to calm down (somewhat) and I'm so glad to be able to get back to blogging and making videos.  This week is a bit of a "catch-up" week, my fur babies had surgery so I'm here all day & night sitting with them.  While they are sleeping it gives me time to get caught up on my emails, blog posts, Twitter & YouTube!  

So, onto today's review...

I saw this product floating around on Twitter and I was so interested for one reason & one reason only...MAC Studio Fix Foundations.  Now, if you've ever used this foundation before, you know how thick it is, I always feel like there's TONS of product left over that I can't get out.  Since I use these foundations in my kit as well, I like to put them in smaller plastic containers since the glass jar is so heavy, but it breaks my heart every time because I know there's so much stuck down on the bottom that the pump can't pick up. When I saw this product I knew it would be perfect!  When the company sent it to me I just about ripped the postal packaging to shreds I was so stoked to get it open.  I opened my package and saw 2 packages of the Every Drop Beauty Spatula (SAWEEEET!) I immediately went to my cabinet that's been filling up with my Studio Fix bottles and grabbed one. When I took the spatula out, I was really surprised at how long this thing was! 

8 inches long! That was a huge plus for me because I have tons of shampoo, body wash etc., bottles that are pretty tall. I was a little caught off guard with how wide the spatula part was.  Unfortunately, the spatula is flexible, but not flexible enough.  

As you can see in the picture on the left, the spatula is so wide it doesn't slide easily into the top of the jar.  With quite a bit of pressure I was able to get it into the bottle (pic 2) BUT I wasn't able to easily get it out of the jar, I had to really pull hard to get it out which resulted in it wiping most of the product back into the jar. Insert sad face & sigh here_____. 

I was so bummed about this not working for my foundation, I had almost given up on it and then I realized there's tons of other products I can use this with, just as long as they have a wider opening at the top, it's perfect!  I was able to scoop out a full 1 ounce bottle worth of smoothing hair serum from a bottle I was about to throw away.  1 ounce is a lot! That would last me forever! 

So all in all, I think this is a really great product, I just wish it was more narrow so it could fit into smaller products better.  For the price, you can't beat it! $14.99 + S&H and it includes two!  You can purchase your Every Drop Beauty Spatula from tryeverydrop.com

Since I received an extra spatula, I'd love to give one away! All you have to do is follow my page via GFC or Bloglovin & leave a comment  below telling me why you'd like to win one! This giveaway will end next Wednesday, June 27th at 10pm MST.   Good luck!

Until next time,
Marina - mCubed Makeup

I received this product from the company for review purposes, I am in no way affiliated with the company nor am I being paid, these thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award!

I was recently awarded the Kreativ Blogger award from Casey over at Beauty101 & Nicole at Hello Miss Niki both of these amazing ladies have such fabulous blogs! Their content is great and they are both as sweet as could be.  I frequently check to see when they have new posts, you should definitely check out their blogs! It seriously warms my heart to think that these ladies took the time out of their day to recognize my blog! THANK YOU!

For this award,  I am supposed to list 7 random things about myself...so here it goes! (BTW, this was actually really hard for me!)

1. I am absolutely obsessed with chicken, peanut butter & chinese food...those 3 items I could eat every single day for ever and ever & be as happy as a clam! I have peanut butter in some form at least once a day! Mmm, now I'm hungry :(

2. My favorite alcoholic drink in the whole wide world is a dirty vodka martini, they are the best!

3. My husband and I love to travel, we are always planning our next vacation.  Our favorite way to travel is on a cruise ship.  I've been cruising since I was little, my grandparents would take about 30 of us once a year on a cruise. I'm hooked! It's so nice not having to worry about anything on a cruise, everything is taken care of...plus, we both get to let loose & have a few drinks, it's not like we're driving the boat! Heehee My husband loves it now just as much as I do.  Our next one planned is in the Mediterranean!

4. When it comes to decorating our home, I'm horrible! My husband is the one that does all the decorating here, I'm just not good at it! I know what kind of style I like but when it comes to going and buying things as well as deciding what goes where, fuggetaboutit! I have a hard time seeing the "end result" in my head. Weird, right?

5. I've never been to an Ulta! I live in a very small town and the nearest department store or Sephora is about 3 hours away! I've only shopped online...I'm going on a mini get-away in August & I'm hoping I will have time to go! EEEK!

6. I hardly EVER wear high heels.  Now, don't get me wrong, I absolutely love heels but over the years I've just not been able to wear them for more than an hour or so.  I have lower back problems and they just don't mix well. (Also, my husband is a just smidgen taller than I, so yeeeeah. Sometimes we'll just pretend he's Tom Cruise & I'm Katie Holmes HAHA) I'm so envious of women that can just go all day wearing them!

7. I went to college for Early Childhood Development, I was about 2 classes away from finishing and my college royally screwed me over with my credits and I ended up having to change majors.  I recently got my degree in University Studies but my main focus is makeup, I can't see myself ever doing anything else.  It feels absolutely amazing to be doing what I love.

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Thank you again ladies! I really appreciate it! <3
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