Today at STYLEanthropy, I’m sharing with you my reviews for the March and April MIMI Beauty Bags. I got a little bit caught up in March but I posted about the March bag on my IG. So I thought I’d do a review of the two bags in one post! If you’re not yet familiar with the MIMI Beauty bags, you can check out my February review for an introduction on the MIMI Chatter brand and the beauty bags they offer. In a nutshell, it’s an online publication and the MIMI Bags contain editor-curated products released on a monthly basis – no subscription – no commitment! So let’s move on to the March and April bags, shall we?
March MIMI Beauty Bag Review
You may recall me posting about this on my Instagram. I applaud MIMI for the selection of products all the way to the makeup bag itself! Their themed bags are really on point.
The Beauty Bag
Like February’s beauty bag, I love the material of Mimi’s beauty bag! Like I said in my previous review, it reminds me of my favorite swimsuit! I am also loving the lemon color of this bag. Just the perfect reminder that Spring is here. And to my fellow beauty lovers, who doesn’t wake up for makeup? 🙂
Obviously I love the bag itself. So let’s see what’s included in the March beauty bag.
One dreary and gloomy day, I was just not in the mood to do anything but sleep. I was tired and exhausted from the weekend’s activities. But, I managed to convince myself I need to get up from bed and work. So I headed to the bathroom, washed my face with a gentle cleanser and decided to try out the Tula Exfoliating Treatment Mask for the first time. To cut the story short, I felt awake as soon as I tried it on. Unlike most clay masks, this one is not gray (meh) AND unlike others, this smelled so good. It smelled fresh and you have that “I just got off the shower” smell!
What I also love about this exfoliating mask is that you only let it stay for 5 minutes. Easier and faster! After that, you remove it with water and massage in a circular motion to exfoliate. Mask and exfoliation in one. I love it. I seriously felt my skin smoother and moisturized. It didn’t feel dry unlike other masks. This is definitely a keeper and I highly recommend it!
After the mask, I decided to try the Caudalie Paris Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. I’ve heard great things about the brand but have never tried until now. It quenches and soothes with organic grape water, chamomile and anti-oxidant polyphenols. It’s also hypoallergenic – something that I need right now because my skin is becoming more and more sensitive! Anyway, when I applied it to my face, I was immediately reminded of my childhood. Up to now, I can’t remember what it is from my grade school years… but I know it’s either one of those perfume stationeries or erasers… or maybe one of the baby colognes or body sprays that smell just like this product. I love this moisturizer just for that smell. But I also love that it’s super light and doesn’t cause my any breakouts!
Aside from the skin care products, the March MIMI Beauty Bag also comes with Spring-perfect lip and nail colors. There’s the 100% vegan and cruelty-free Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics nail polish in POOL BOY (YASSS). Then, there’s the Trestique Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Color with a crayola looking case. I first thought the crayon was open, only to find out it’s the case and that I have to open it to see the actual lip crayon inside. Then, there’s the orchid berry lip tint, Dermstore Lip Quench!
Finally, I noticed there’s always a non-beauty product included in the MIMI Bag. For February, it was lace undies (perfect for the month of Hearts). This month, it’s this gorgeous necklace from Bauble Bar (similar necklace here). I love Bauble Bar and their very trendy pieces. Lately, I’m all about refined, simple and dainty necklaces that I can pile on together. This one is perfect for layering!
April MIMI Beauty Bag Review
April Showers is the theme of the April MIMI Beauty Bag. So what better way than to add products that will help you combat the rain?
The Beauty Bag
For April, MIMI stepped away from their usual neoprene-like bag… not gonna lie, I was sad. I really liked the material of the February and March bags! However, there’s a reason why and it totally makes sense. Their April beauty bag is made up of a clear water-proof material to combat rain!
Rain Rain, Go Away! You’re ruining my hair today.
Like I said, I really love that they put much thought into their monthly themed beauty bags. Great job, MIMI!
So what’s included for April’s bag? I got super excited when I saw that it included Kate Somerville! I love Kate Somerville products and know how they can be a bit pricey. My good friend’s Mom, who’s been like my Texas Mom swears by it. I’ve always given her my stash of Kate Somerville and she always looks forward to them. She says it really makes a difference to her skin – it gives her a more youthful glow! The one included is the Goat Milk and it’s a moisturizing cream.
Then there’s also a moisture boost serum by skinfix included in the bag. It really gives you a much-needed boost of moisture coming from Winter season! Apply this one before your moisturizer. Another moisturizing product included is the award-winning Crabtree & Evelyn’s ultra-moisturizing hand therapy. I got the Avocado Olive and Basil scent. I just started using this product because God knows how I’ve been complaining a lot about my dry skin. And I admit, I’m not good at applying lotion regularly… so I’m just gonna pray I commit to this and see results! Make my skin summer-ready, Crabtree & Evelyn!
Now to combat fizz that comes with rainy season, MIMI included Living Proof’s anti-frizz nourishing oil (linked the styling cream). It smells amazing. One of the ingredients is Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil (malunggay to all my Filipino friends out there) which has a ton of health benefits.
Also included in the bag are the Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick – Matte Mat Red Inferno, and Bare Minerals Lash Domination which has a petite precision brush that will help you get into the corner of your eyes – perfect for tiny little lashes like mine!
For the non-beauty product, it was only fitting that MIMI added a cute lip-print umbrella and a cute little hair tie for those rainy days when you don’t want your hair down!
Well, that’s it for today folks. Oh, and before I forget, make sure you visit mimichatter.com/mimibag to find out more about the MIMI Chatter Beauty Bags. Head here to sign up to be notified when the next month’s beauty bag is in stock. And when you scroll down, you’ll also find AMAZING discounts to use on the products featured here. You’re welcome.
Come back soon to STYLEanthropy because there will be a giveaway this week! Xo. <3