I’m not sure what kills me more – the announcements of the Pre-sale date & time, having to wait for that date and time, making payment (making sure Account name is correct AND Account numbers are correct – you DO NOT want to fuck those up, they’re VITAL wee things!), OR, having to hopefully secure a spot so I don’t miss out (it’s every girl for themselves once it’s on!), orrrr is it having to wait another 7, 000 weeks (oiiii! When I’m excited, shit feels like it’s
7, 000 times longer!) for it to arrive?!
To be honest – it ALL kills me! I can’t handle suspense, SERIOUSNESS! But, (there is always a but!) it is ALL worth it!
The anticipation and excitement to the first announcement is where it begins. Information and instructions are given in detail. – I’ve actually talked about the process of it over on the blog, in a previous post. >> CLICK HERE <<
So, when the announcement of Pre-sale for the first MUO BEAUTY BOX was made public, it was all on!!
…Let the race begin, bitches ^,^
When I said; it’s every girl for themselves, once it’s on, I wasn’t lying! – because it really is.
What’s all the fuss about though? Well, the VERY limited and all exclusive MUO BEAUTY BOXES of course! I’m sorry, but have you been living under a rock with Patrick Starr?! How can you not know!? I’ve raved about em’ on the blog more than once! I even voice it to anyone that will listen to my annoying voice haha. IT IS NOT A SECRET!!!
I’ve been very fortunate to have purchased all 8 so far, which brings me to the purpose of today’s post – recently, a group of us, some old, some newbies received MUO BEAUTY BOX #8! Wooooooaaahhh!!! Let me tell you, this has been my favourite box. I thought the previous 7 were my favs. each time, but, I spoke WAY too soon! Don’t get me wrong, I loved the previous ones, but holyyyy molyyyy! Kirsty & the Team of babes seriously, SERIOUSLY upped their game with box #8!
Should I save the yip yappin’ and get straight into things? – because I’m bursting at the seams with excitement and want to let it all out, like, YESTERDAY!!!!
OKAY! OKAY! – Let me put us all out of our misery!!
Can I just say; the fucking suspense from waiting absolutely slayed me!! I went from being suuuuper excited for all the other babes who had been receiving theirs, to – pulling my eyeballs out because I wanted mine ha ha.
Truth be told – I even resorted to, what felt to me, like, I was being a stalker and friended a chick from the group who had received hers, and asked her to send me a photo of what was inside her box… her MUO BEAUTY BOX ya dirty bastards!
Well, she took it a step further and sent me a VIDEO of it all!!! OMFG! Thank you SUUUHHH MUCH Bronwyn Mau you saved me from pulling my eyeballs out of their sockets. Plus, we have a mutual friend on Facey, so that automatically made us homies! ^,^
THEN - This little badbitch turned up on my door step on 15/3/17. uhhh, I was so fucking excited to say the least. So much satisfaction was had from just having the unopened package.
… it is the closest you’ll get to seeing my box 😊 especially since I’ve already emptied it & thrown it away!
But, before it got tossed away – let’s take a look inside my box 😉
What a bloody tease, right??! Don’t worry, I gotchu’ girrrrl ❤
Boys and girls, Let me introduce – MUO BEAUTY BOX #8 (the first MUO BEAUTY BOX of 2017)
This badbitch was an $80.00 purchase, but valued at $370.00 (possibly even more)!!! How fucking spoilt are we?! SERRRIIIOUSSS!!!
The contents blew my mind! I was SO gob smacked when I opened this baby. My all-time FAV. yet!!! Where do I even start though??! cos, I mean – I could just sit here and stare at these all the days and all the nights! My sister doesn’t get how I can do that?! Like, doesn’t the temptation of all the products just yell out at me to touch and play with them??!! Yes, of course they bloody do!
…but first, let’s take 7, 000 pictures of em’ all!
NOW. Shall we get into the nitty-gritty shit?! Individual pics & info.? Me thinks yes! I had prepped myself for this part as I knew I was going to need to visit Mr. Google.com to help with details – I wasn’t looking forward to it, to be honest. Look! I just don’t have the patience for that today. I need food. And, I need coffee… well, I’ve had both, but I need them both, again 😊
Geez! I am spoilt – Wifey must’ve read my mind because she brought me food AND coffee. I like mine strong and black 😉
ANYWAY – back to the important things now that I’m fuelled up again!
PRODUCTS AND DETAILS. All information was gathered and put together by the beautiful Kirsty Leigh.
You’ll find her over on any of the MUO social media sites >>
Go look her up, she’s an amazing little kitty!!
Let’s start with –
- Makeup Remover Cloths.
COST: $19.99 for two – that’s right! Not one but TWO!!
The Simply Essential Makeup Remover Cloths allow you to gently and effectively remove all your makeup including waterproof and long wear makeup with just water- no cleanser needed!
Disclaimer from Kirsty – please still use cleanser :O These are lovely to use WITH skincare products.
TIP – also fab to remove face masks.
- The Body Shop Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask.
COST: RRP $39.95
Cocoon your skin in moisture with our Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask. Inspired by African healing and soothing rituals, our 100% vegetarian indulgent melting honey face mask drizzles together Community Trade honey, marula and olive oils for a luxurious experience.
It’s also been formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil. With an irresistible scent, this face mask leaves skin feeling supremely nourished, replenished and rested. Use together with our Facial Mask Brush for a truly pampering facial at home.
Available at The Body Shop stores nationwide.
- Hask Argan Oil Hot Oil
COST: RRP $5.20
Hask Argan Oil Leave-In Hot Oil Treatment is a deep penetrating treatment, perfect for dry, damaged hair. It dramatically revitalises your hair by restoring moisture into your damaged strands.
Available at Farmers, pharmacies and selected department stores
- Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Bold Defining 24HR Liquid Eye Liner
COST: RRP $49.00
This smooth liquid eyeliner defines eyes with bold, high impact colour with the lasting benefits of 24-hour wear. The micro-fine applicator tip glides on with ease to create a precise, calligraphy-like look directly on the lash line. The applicator is ideal for creating a range of makeup looks from delicate everyday or classic cat eye to high drama and runway-ready. The buildable formula is waterproof, smudge proof, transfer proof, sweat proof, and quick drying.
Available at all Elizabeth Arden counters
- Extraordinary Oil Oil-in-Cream by L’Oréal Paris Elvive
COST: RRP $9.95
How to use – Extraordinary Oil Oil-in-Cream by L’Oréal Paris Elvive provides the nourishment of an oil combined with the moisture of a cream. Instantly absorbed, oil-in-cream penetrates each hair fibre to intensely nourish hair without making it greasy or weighing it down. Made with six rare flower oils. Use as a primer or a finishing touch on wet or dry hair.
Stockists – Available at selected supermarkets and pharmacies
- Manuka Doctor Drops of Crystal Beautifying Bi-Phase Oil 30ml
COST: RRP $49.95
Evens skin tone
Brightens your complexion
Helps plump and firm your skin
Shake well. Apply three to four drops on a freshly cleansed face. Follow with Cashmere Touch Serum and Cashmere Touch Cream. Apply morning and night.
Stockists - http://www.manukadoctor.co.nz/where-to-buy
- Avene Cold Cream Body Lotion
COST: NZD $36.90, 400ml
The Cold cream Body lotion holds all the moisturizing qualities of Cold Cream in a particularly soft and fluid formula adapted for body application. Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
Nourishing and protective
Thanks to its high Cold cream content and its oils.
Anti-irritating and soothing
Thanks to its high Avène Thermal Spring Water concentration.
Thanks to its allantoin-based formula
- Goodness Day Cream Every Morning 75ml
- NYX Gel Liner and Smudger
- The BrowGal Eyebrow Gel
For those who rely on a brow pencil to shade or darken their eyebrows, the eyebrow gel is a clear gel that will go over the filler and hold the shape and colour of your brow. The gel is water and sweat resistant for the everyday person on the move.
Medium to firm hold
Wears all day
Clear, undetectable finish
- Dermalogica daily superfoliant
COST: $30.00, 15g / $109.00 57g
Resurfacing, anti-pollution powder exfoliant
This highly - active resurfacer’ delivers your smoothest skin ever, and helps fight the biochemical and environmental triggers known to accelerate skin ageing
How to use - After cleansing, dispense about a half-teaspoon into very wet hands and create a creamy paste by rubbing hands together. Apply to face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Massage gently for one minute, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use daily. For more sensitive skin, apply on alternate days until skin acclimates.
- L’Oreal Paris Clay Mask
COST: RRP $24.99
- Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant
COST: RRP $43.99
Remove surface debris and improve skin clarity with our gentle and effective exfoliating treatment. Formulated with natural, biodegradable and non-abrasive jojoba wax spheres, Gentle Facial Exfoliant gently polishes the complexion, refining its texture and improving clarity without irritation or compromising the skin’s natural barrier function.
How To Apply -Gently massage into damp skin using circular motions. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Use 1-2 times weekly or as required.
- Skin & Tonic Body Cleanser
COST: RRP $7.49
The Anti-aging miracle Acai Berry packs an antioxidant punch known to be more powerful than blueberries. Rich in amino acids, essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 & 9) and skin loving vitamins B, C & E. Acai Berries are renowned for protecting against free radicals for smooth gorgeous skin.
Skin & Tonic body cleansers are available at supermarkets.
- Moroccan oil Treatment
COST: RRP $33.50, 25ml / $67.00, 100ml
Experience the power of Moroccanoil, a revolutionary styling, finishing and conditioning product. Instantly absorbing, Moroccanoil Oil Treatment helps eliminate frizz, easily detangles your locks and provides long term conditioning for added bounce.
For Styling and Finishing:
Apply a small amount onto your palms and work through damp hair after shampooing.
Style as usual.
Stockist - http://www.hairproductsonline.co.nz/shop/moroccanoil?sort=20a&page=6
- Only Good Cleanser
COST: RRP $13.90
With the goodness & natural power of Organic Aloe Vera, Jojoba & Marshmallow, infused with Orange Blossom, this oil free cleansing gel lifts away dirt & oil without stripping essential moisture. Your skin will feel instantly refreshed & renewed.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
LATHER ONTO FACE & NECK. RINSE WELL WITH WARM WATER, PAT SKIN DRY THEN APPLY ONLY GOOD SERUM, DAY OR NIGHT CREAM. PATCH TEST FIRST. IF IRRITATION OCCURS, DISCONTINUE USE.
Only Good is available from leading supermarkets, selected pharmacies & Health Food retailers nationwide.
- Bon Tampons
COST: RRP $7.49
BON Health Group provides premium 100% certified organic womens hygiene products that are made from 100% organic cotton.
Using BON eliminates the risk of coming in contact with potentially harmful chemicals (herbicides, pesticides, and chlorine to name the main culprits) and any fragrances. This not only significantly reduces the risk of toxic shock syndrome, but has reduced skin irritations and cramps in women who have used BON tampons.
- L'Oréal Le Vernis à L'Huile by Colour Riche
COST: RRP $11.99
OUR FIRST NAIL POLISH ENRICHED WITH A BLEND OF PRECIOUS OILS, FOR THE MOST INTENSE COLOUR AND SHINE IN ONE STROKE.
Intense colour, oil-shine
- Moreish Skincare Day Cream
COST: RRP $22.40, 50ml
A nutrient-rich cream to condition and restore your face and neck. For normal to dry or mature skin.
A comprehensive blend of oils moisturise the skin, restoring the protective skin barrier and reduce moisture loss, while regenerative and antioxidant properties improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
With Argan, Vitamin E, Blueberry for anti-ageing & restoring
Stockists - selected supermarkets nationwide
- Designer Brands Beyond Amplifying Mascara
COST: RRP $16.99
Zig-zag mascara brush from base of lash line, working your way up to the ends of lashes. Repeat steps for extra length and volume. Removal: only when you are ready, mascara can be removed with warm water and gentle pressure. The tiny tubes will effortlessly glide off your lashes.
For best results, apply DB Lash Primer to clean lashes before mascara application.
- Maybelline FaceStudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter
Adds dimension and enhances features. The lightweight, creamy texture and micro-fine pearls combine to boost skin glow for a targeted highlight. Easy application - just swipe and blend!
Available at Farmers and Pharmacy.
- Mellow Cosmetics Liquid Lip Paint
OMFG!!!! I envy Kirsty Leigh! I could NOT have done that without wishing to chop my hair off in patches!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH KIRSTY!!!! You my love not only saved my life & hair BUT you also saved Kate from being moidered by me, because well, you know that saying; “we take it out on the ones we love and who are closest to us” – tag, Kate’s it for me ^,^ but, because of you, she gets to live another day hehe!
AND – as for you guys (my little reading-whores ❤), I hope this post has been both, exciting and informative for ya’s!
Keep a look out for the next Pre-Sale date/day for the up&coming #MUOBEAUTYBOX#9, that way, you too, might get to have the chance to experience the hype, the excitement, the happiness of this beautiful, amazing box!
Again, THANK YOU KIRSTY LEIGH & CO. for yet another successful MUO Beauty Box!
Stay happy, Keep smiling XX