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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jeffree Star Cosmetics| Holiday 2017 Glitter Collection Swatches, Compar...

It is finally here!! For those of you not following me on Instagram or subscribed to my channel (you should be!), I thought I would do my usual blog recap. All posts can be found on Instagram as well. Don't forget to double tap!

On November 18th, the 2017 Jeffree Star Cosmetics Holiday Glitter collection was released. Again, I was fortunate enough to be sent it as PR for review purposes. As a fan of the Jeffree Star Cosmetics brand since day one, I cannot express to you how thankful I am for my followers and subscribers for making this goal possible for me after almost three years of putting my heart into reviews and posts.

So let's get right into it!

This collection has to be, by far, the most gorgeous packaging they've ever released. It was a pink frosted glitter packaging that would bring glitter lovers like me to tears.The collection featured 4 Lip Ammunition (sold for $18), 8 Velour Liquid Lipsticks (sold for $18), 3 Lip Scrubs (sold for $12), and the newest Skin Frost Pro palettes (sold for $40).

Are you in love yet? Okay well let me share some swatches.

I was in such a hurry to swatch and review this collection, the day I received it I could hardly focus on work. As soon as I clocked out I rushed home and started getting ready to record! Shoutout to Jessy for supplying the caffeine (he knew I'd need it). I got to recording by 9 pm and didn't finish with it and it's editing until after 3 am. But boy was it worth it. Check out my one minute recap of the shades below. And puhleeeeeeze don't be cruel. I've had my fair share of complaints about my smile to take care of all of 2016 and 2017 since starting my blogging in one repost! All my love to Jeffree Star Cosmetics for sharing my video! It brought me so many amazing new followers and subscribers that have me feeling BLESSED. ♥

I honestly could not pick a favorite! I've worn Human nature the most so far and was able to pair Mermaid Blood with Alien Ice from the Platinum Ice palette. Honestly, the combo was to die for! That is of course, if you're into bold looks!

As a San Jose Sharks fan, I can not stress how much in need of a teal lipstick I was! I have a shade from Melt Cosmetics that is a lovely tealISH shade, but it wasn't liquid lipstick. And I LOVE liquid lipstick.

Now let me share some of the Skin Frost Pro palettes. These came in two versions. One was a warm toned set called 24K and the other was very cool, duotone shade palette called Platinum Ice. Some would say it's a dupe for Anastasia's Moonchild, but we will get to that later.

So as I type this, the 24K is sold out. And to be honest, I COMPLETELY understand! It is a STUNNING palette for everyone. I know it might be intimidating for the fair skin ladies and gents, but it can be subtle with a light application. I bought DIED when I applied Legendary to my face. It was so pretty I could cry. If you can get your hands on this one, you NEED it!

Then we have Platinum Ice palette. So as I mentioned before, this is said to be and ABH Moonchild dupe. I swatched them side by side in my video. And while they have two similar shades, they are not an exact dupe. Differences? A few dollars less for Jeffree Star's and the Pro palette comes with a mirror. You can actually see them side by side in my video.

Both palettes $40. Both pretty damn stunning.

So how does the packaging look in comparison to past packaging? Take a look below.

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Now  let me ask, what's your favorite packaging? Did you pick anything up from the collection??

Watch my full video and comparison swatches below.

If you watch my video after this blog, send me some emojis and say hi!! ♥


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Limited Edition Sugar Cookie Jan Marini Holiday Exfoliator Review

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to check in and share an amazing product I was fortunate enough to review and try. The Jan Marini Holiday Exfoliator, this year in the Sugar Cookie scent, was recently sent to me for review.

My first impression?

When I smelled this it was like HEAVEN!! Imagine opening a container of sugar cookie dough. Absolutely amazing.

My second thought?

Will this irritate my skin? Will the smell be overwhelming? This might be too good to be true.

Final thoughts?

OBSESSED! The exfoliator smelled like heaven but wasn't overwhelming in the slightest. It didn't leave any coating on the skin after rinsed. In fact, it was the most amazing my skin has felt after exfoliating. The website does mention possible slight tingling but I felt nothing. The next morning my skin appeared brighter and definitely felt amazingly smooth. I did apply a moisturizer, but the difference between what I paired it with before and after with the Jan Marini Exfoliator was extremely noticeable.

You can find it here. Or copy the following link:

The beauty of this exfoliator is a little goes a long way. I don't find myself going through it anytime soon and for the price you pay, it is worth the money. It sells for $90.00.

Once again, I was sent this FREE for review. Over impression was I LOVED it. While it is a little on the pricier side, I can see the benefits and would recommend it if you're okay with splurging a little.

Have you tried it? Let me know below!

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

BH Cosmetics GRWMs And Favorites

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I really feel this post is long overdue. If you have been following me from the beginning, you will know BH Cosmetics was one of the first brands to notice me on Instagram. It was with their simple "like" that I was able to hit 500 followers on Instagram. I remember that day perfectly. It's almost embarrassing lol. But hey, it's a moment to be proud of.

I can honestly say BH Cosmetics is a brand you do not want to sleep on. It's affordable, it's high quality, and you know what? IT KEEPS GETTING BETTER.

Since starting my blogging/ IG/ YouTube journey I've been able to try new things here and there from BH Cosmetics, but of course I can't afford it all! I was very fortunate to have a package sent to me of amazing goodies. I remember opening the box, my heart was RACING with excitement. Even my male coworkers were impressed with such a generous package. Take a peak,

I wasted NO time digging into this box of goodies. I recorded a GRWM with the Bronze Paradise palette and immediately fell in LOVE. Such a gorgeous summer palette. The look I came up with is below.

Want to know how I go this look? I recorded it! Using mostly BH Cosmetics products, I was able to put together one of my favorite summer looks. I just love a good pop of color and the Bronze Paradise Palette is perfect for that. Check out how to get the look below.

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Need the one minute breakdown? I gotchu.

Next, they released the Solar Flare palette which was the sister to the Galaxy Palette which is one of my favvvvvvorite palettes from BH Cosmetics. I LOVE this palette. Seriously, it's a must have. Anyway, the sister palette, Solar Flare consisted of a bunch of metallic and baked shadows. Its one of those palettes that you get a little fix plus happy trying to see just how metallicy you can make your look look. Here's a look at it.

I quickly paired this look with the BH Cosmetics Modern Mattes palette I was sent and came  up with this look.

I loved this look SO much. The glitter blew my mind. I was not expecting it to be so amazing. It looks white in the container and applied almost teal. It's STUNNING. Full video below.

Another too long video? Here's the one minute breakdown. Also, Yes, my foundation was wayyyyy too light, but it was mostly my lighting at the end. FFFFF it. Ya know? ;)

So that's my quick recap. You can shop BH Cosmetics by clicking on the BH link* below! What's your favorite BH products?


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Derma E x SunKissAlba Whole Foods Favorites Box!

Hello everyone!

Today's post is dedicated to an amazing box of goodies! Derma E partnered with SunKissAlba, a lifestyle and natural beauty YouTuber, to curate a box for a good cause. I was very generously gifted one of these boxes for review and I could not be more excited!

This box included all of SunKissAlba's favorites and the proceeds went to an amazing cause. More specifically, the Special Olympics! I think that is beyond amazing and makes my heart so full and this box 1000% worth it. You can watch the original SunKissAlba video here.

First of all, when you open the box you will be whisked away by it's amazing smell. I'm not kidding! Every post I saw about this box confirms this. You are more than welcome to search the #SunKissAlba tag to see all the beautiful posts related. Anyway, moving on! This box was filled with so many amazing goodies I had no idea where to start.

The one thing that stood out to me most was the Radiant Glow Face Oil. I had already heard so many amazing things about it and it was created in collaboration with Derma E by SunKissAlba herself!

Okay, so if you know me, you KNOW I love Derma E oils. They're so light and don't clog my pores and I genuinely feel like my skin looks its best when I'm using them. This SunKissAlba oil was no exception. It was INCREDIBLE. It's a face and body and has the perfect amount of shimmer. I mean, I love shimmer so much that when I say I'm OBSESSED, you know I'm actually obsessed. 

So this oil sells for $22.50 alone and can be purchased here. It's usually sold out, but as I type this, it is available and in stock! To be honest, this oil alone sells the box for me. But let's show you the rest.

I wanted to do something different for this unboxing. I wanted to share everything in it, by actually USING it all. So I created a little video to break it down for you. Watch the video below. 

Love love love!!! Everything in the Whole Foods @dermae x @sunkissalba Box is amazing. It was all perfect for a night time routine. The @pachasoap smells like absolute HEAVEN. The second I opened this box I was in heaven. 😍🀀 Everything included from start to finish was the Derma E headband (which I've used in so many videos already πŸ˜…), Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub (it was so light on the face!), Derma E Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil, Derma E Radiant Glow Face Oil (which I am LIVING FOR!!! Y'all need it!!), @ecotools Dry Brush (to exfoliate and detoxify the skin), @pacificabeauty Waikiki Pikaki Roll On, @juicebeauty Organic Solution Lip gloss, @mineralfusionnaturalbrands Nail Polish!! This nail polish dried SO quickly I was beyond impressed. And last but not least mini Derma E hair ties. Process from this box were donated to the Special Olympics. If you can find it still, you need it! #dermae #dermaeambassador #sunkissalba #wholefoods #naturalmakeup #favorites #pachasoap #radiantglow #pacificbeauty #juicebeauty #mineralsinfusion #ecotools #naturalbeauty #selflove #skincare #latinablogger #makeupdolls #makeupfanatic1 #instaglam
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The only item I couldn't exactly use on camera was the PACHA soap, but I've been using it everyday since and LOVE it! It smells like heaven, leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean. ($6.00)

The headband and hair ties came in the box but I didn't see them online. I always get them at Gen Beauty and they're the best!

The Derma E Purifying Detox Scrub was so gentle on the skin. It's no wonder you can use it every day. Charcoal is SO good for the skin and this scrub helps you remove impurities and reap benefits. ($15.50) 

Okay, so the Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil could have been used before the Scrub, or alone, but I like the added oil to my face after I scrub. Because I am prone to breakouts, the more oils left on my face, the better! This was something I picked up on from blogs and forums and recommendations. I am most definitely not a dermatologist though so do your research! ($17.99)

Now let's talk about this Eco Tools Dry Brush because I. LOVE. IT. It gently exfoliates the skin before you jump in the shower or even before you oil up like I did. I've read some people have used it in the shower too! To each their own, but it's definitely worth the $6.

The Pacifica Beauty Waikiki Pikake Roll On was the perfect addition to my backpack. I'm a sucker for easy to apply perfumes. This scent was so light and faded to a lovely scent. I'm the kind of girl that likes to roll a dab of perfume behind my ear before bed to give myself the sweetest of dreams! ($12.00) 

I was pleased the Juice Beauty Organic Lip Gloss was NOT sticky and full of unwanted scent. It was light on the lips and even left a slight tint. ($22.00)

The last thing in the box was something that blew my mind. It was a simple ol' nail polish. This wasn't just any nail polish though, this was the Mineral Fusion Nail Care Polish. This was the fastest drying nail polish I've used in a very long time! That made me so happy. I am the queen of making nail polish only last three days so when it comes to doing my nails before recording, timing is everything! I found it hard to believe when I painted my nails and realized they were dry only a few minutes later. This nail polish is magical! I go through nail polish changes quite often so it was refreshing to come across this polish. ($8.00)

And that's it! That's the box breakdown. I had no complaints. There isn't anything I won't use again. And as I mentioned before, the proceeds went to the Special Olympics which is an amazing benefit. The box contents total way more than the price of the box. The box sold for $30 and is currently no longer available, but I would keep an eye out. JUST IN CASE!!

What do you think? Amazing box for an amazing cause? YES!! As I mentioned above, watch the original SunKissAlba video here.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Atomic Makeup NYC | Formerly Lonely Planet Swatch and Review

It's Friday so a Flashback Friday (okay maybe it's a day late) is acceptable, right?

Okay well here's one anyway. So as y'all know, I am a huge Indie brand supporter. The Indier the better. Well, last year I did a review on the Lonely Planet Cosmetics liquid lipsticks and people loved it! I mean, how could they not? They quickly became one of my absolute favorite indie brands for liquid lipstick. Read the review and why here.

Now let's fast forward to 2017. The former Lonely Planet Cosmetics is now Atomic Makeup NYC!! They have been rebranded and repackaged and moved on from Etsy to bigger and better things. And by that, of course I mean THEIR OWN WEBSITE! They can now be found here. They're still VERY affordable and sell for $13!! This is truly a unique formula with an amazing range of shades.

I was very generously sent 9 shades to test, swatch and review. To be honest, I was so excited to share swatches I ended up posting to my snap and IG story immediately. BUT, I did get high res swatches and posted to my IG feed that night. Check them out below.

Stunning and PERFECT for fall, amirite? Honestly not a shade I wouldn't wear in the fall. They're all SO. DANG. PRETTY!! So I went ahead and swatched them all. For reference, in this video I am wearing N50 foundation from Cover FX. ♥

Would you wear these shades? Don't forget to show the little brands love! They are always the one to surprise me most.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jeffree Star Cosmetics| Star Family Swatch Comparisons, First Impression...

Because we need it!

This last Saturday we welcomed the Jeffree Star Family Collection to their line. It was an exciting launch, to say the least. I know there was some disappointment that the "collab" wasn't with a well known YouTuber, but the over collection's packaging and contents made it worth it!

So this launch included six new lip shades, one skin frost, and two lip scrubs. I was lucky enough to receive it the day of the launch for PR purposes. Everything about this collection was TOO CUTE FOR WORDS. Don't believe me? Check it out below.

Is it not the cutest?? I think yes. I immediately got to swatching for everyone. And although these shades appeared similar to others in the collection, boy were we wrong. As you can see, Diamond from the collection was quite the unique shade. I'm an absolute fan!

I immediately knew I had to put a plan into action for recording so it would help as many people as possible determine whether or not they wanted [needed] this collection. Unfortunately, I had work until 8 pm that day. I went to work bare faced, but dressed ready to go and record! If we are being honest, I got home and sat down and thought "wtf am I going to do with my face?" and immediately started winging it. I ended up loving my makeup even though, sadly, I didn't record it. I originally intended to record while I was getting ready but I was pressed for time. PRIORITIES.

So first and foremost, I wanted to give a quick look on what the Skin Frost looked like on my skin tone. I was in Cover FX foundation N50 and I thought it would help anyone close to me! I quickly did my first impression and comparison swatches and posted it to my social networks. Check it out below.

I definitely made it a priority to swatch the shade side by side with the highly requested Princess Cut and even Lavender Snow. I personally love it soooo much. It blew my mind. I really love purple highlights and this one had the perfect touch of purple. Check it out swatched next to the others below.

So in my video I swatch all the shades I saw commented on post such as Trendmood and Jeffree Swatch. The video was a long one and I am so happy it helped most viewers. Did you watch it? Full video below.

Okay okay. I know it's a long one and not a lot of people want to sit through 19 minutes of swatches so here is the one minute breakdown.

Shine bright like a πŸ’ŽDiamond! I lovvvvvve this collection!! You can bury me in any of these shades and I would be happy. I know I've mentioned it before, but this collection has tied for my favorite @jeffreestarcosmetics lipstick collection ever. And once AGAIN, THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart I am beyond thankful for all my new subscribers and followers that helped me reach 1k on YouTube. These videos are some of my favorites to create and I love that it helped some of you. πŸ–€ For reference, I am wearing @coverfx N50 Natural Finish foundation. Full video and comparison swatches up on my channel! #jeffreestar #jeffreestarcosmetics #familycollectionv#swatchvideo #starfamilycollection #starfamily #diamond #nathan #wifey #delicious #lipstickaddict #lipstickgoals #makeupgoals #collectiongoals #latinablogger
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Would you rock all 6 shades? You can purchase the collection here.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

First Impression| Nudestix Swatch and All Day Review Test!

It's been awhile since I did one of these videos! Last Monday I had the chance to do a [mostly] all day test of the Nudestix Magnetic lip colors that I received at Gen Beauty. I had three shades, Rose, Sonoran, and Burgundy. I started recording shortly after my Facetime meeting with my Artis rep and began the test around noon.

In my video I check in twice. Want to find out how long they lasted? Watch my video below! ♥


Saturday, October 14, 2017

What's In My Bag!?| Gen Beauty Weekend Haul And Breakdown

Oh hello!

This post is a few weeks overdue, but truth be told.....fml. It made me anxious thinking about it. A few weeks ago I came back from the most amazing weekend in New York. In August, I was fortunate enough to get invited to Generation Beauty in New York by Ipsy as an Ipsy OS member. For those who don't know what Ipsy OS is, it's a community for beauty bloggers and lifestyle bloggers that was created by Michelle Phan. You can find more information here.

Come September, I was on my way with Jessy to what I knew would be the most exhausting, exciting, fulfilling, and rewarding weekend since becoming a creator. And boy, WAS IT.

On my agenda I had Creator Day, Cocktail Party, Gen Beauty, and a "launch party" that is irrelevant.

From the moment we flew in, it was go go go. We arrive around midnight into JFK and our AirBNB host very generously picked us up. We didn't want to stress about distance so we stayed right in the Jamaica neighborhood for the night.

The next morning we rode the subway into the city where I arrived at Creator Day (Jessy wasn't allowed in, invite only). Even though Creator Day, this year, was a mess schedule wise it was an incredible change from the year before. In 2015 I was blessed with an invite as well. That was the year they hosted their very first Creator Day. It was in one room in 2015. This year it was open and the panels were in an auditorium. I can't really explain it, but you walked downstairs and you were greeted and given your wristband and you continued into the hall. The hallway had set ups with brands and food stands and a lounge area with free refreshments. The brands in attendance with "booths" were Too Faced, NYX, Lime Crime, Bes Frens, Kendra Scott, Skyn Iceland, and a drink company (for the life of me I can't remember the name.)

Each "booth" was giving away goodies and had displays for you to play with makeup and talk with the reps. The year before didn't have anything close to this! There were also panels. And each panel was headlined by a CEO or President or reps from brands or companies and of course Ipsy's top Creators. You had the option to not attend, but um hello, you received goodies at each one. The panel with Doe Deere is where we received a free FULL SIZED Pocket Candy. You know, the ones that were JUST released. I swatched it below.

I'm still how they say... SHOOK. NYX gave us a mini bag full of goodies as well, SKYN Iceland gave us a few masks, Bes Fren gave us cookies!! and the most amazing lotion I have ever smelled in my life, Too Faced gave us a FULL SIZE Better Than Sex Mascara, and Kendra Scott let us custom make a piece of jewelry! It was overall a really fun event and the panels were pretty informative. The two that stood out most to me were Studio 201 and this other one (I can't remember the name) that was with the President of Pixi and one of the Creative Directors of Disney. I felt like I learned a lot from those panels. For example, did you know Ask Yeff and the Ipsy studios don't recommend ring lights? So glad I never got one. Yeff recommended one source of light in front and directed down on you. Shadows are GOOD.

Moving on.

M absolute favorite favorite part of Creator Day was the Cover FX Workshop. We learned the basics of mixing your own foundation and proper color matching. I'll admit, it took me a pretty minute to figure it out. Here's a shot of the final outcome.

At the end of the [Creator Day] event, we were given another goodie bag filled with some pretty cool things. Afterward we rushed to our second AirBNB to get me ready for the cocktail party. The party was amazing. I met up with a few of the girls I met at Creator Day and had a genuinely good time. Please keep in mind these events were invite only so networking is a huge deal. The friends you meet at these events are an asset. It really is an amazing thing to connect with people who do what you do and love what they do as you love what you do! lol. If that made sense!

Anyway, after the party we were given our creator bag and....HOLY ISHHHHH. Probably the most overwhelming generous goodie bag I've ever received in my life. I would have cried had I not been slightly intoxicated (sorry mom). But honestly, it was insane!

By the end of the weekend (after the Gen Beauty event) I had accumulated quite a bit of goodies. I brought along my duffel bag to send back my +3 oz products. I moved all my clothes to my duffel and added as much as I could. Meanwhile, I filled my carry on and personal item with all the makeup I could. I ended up having to unpackage as much as I could and still ended up using Jessy's bag for storage. Let's put it this way, the bag of goodies weighed more than my 15 pound cat. Don't believe me? Here's a photo of it spread out (with a bit cut out).

The photo above does include 3 or 4 purchased items though. The rest was accumulated over the weekend. Want to see and hear a bit more about the goodies? Watch my video below.

If you made it to the end of this post AND watched my video , I love you! I am so very fortunate to be a part of Ipsy OS and when these opportunities do come up, I can't help but be thankful for the chance to do what I'm doing and really love it. So if you're reading this, thank you! ♥


Thursday, October 5, 2017

First Impression| Models Own Celestial Collection

Issa nother old one! Okay it's not that old. I loved this palette!! I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to play with the Models Own Celestial collection! It was sent to me for PR purposes along with some other goodies that I was so excited to receive. This set is exclusive to Ulta and can be purchased here.

So let's get into it. The collection comes with some very unique things including a glitter face and lip set alongside some lip toppers and  an eyeshadow palette. 

Watch my first impression and GRWM here!

If you're not ready to commit to watching me and a full video, watch my mini swatch video on Instagram below. Honestly, I was blown away by these lip toppers. Especially Rose Comet..... it had me feeling some type of way!

Watch my mini one minute tut here.

Another close up of the look created with the Celestial palette! I loved this look so much. ♥

A little up close lip swatch!

Would you buy this collection? It's definitely worth taking a look at!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Jeffree Star Cosmetics| Mini Velour Liquid Lipstick Bundle IS IT WORTH IT?!

Hi Hi everyone! I was actually really excited to share this video because my lips almost fell off for it! I felt compelled to swatch and swatch and swatch one of these minis to see just exactly how many uses you can get out of one container. To be honest, I was surprised! And pleased.

I will admit, I very much thought I was going to give up on the swatches. I had to take some serious breaks. My lips were quite numb by the end of it. In fact, if you watch my video, I don't even wear lipstick for my final thoughts. My lips (and face) were so stained I didn't find it necessary. My boyfriend reminded me of the torture my lips endured the night before the next morning by telling me my lips looked WRECKED.

This bundle sells for $52, plus shipping, for a total of $56.95. You are getting eight of the most popular nudes for that price. One full size is $18 plus S&H. So if you're thinking about just getting one of these nudes, you're already paying half of this bundle for it..... HHHHWAT!?!! Nope.

Friday night. SEND ALL THE NUDES! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ Tomorrow tomorrow!!! These are the @jeffreestarcosmetics @jeffreestar shades in the mini nudes bundle. The bundle will sell for $52 and release at 10 AM PST!! Skin Tight will be in liquid lipstick form (new to the Velour Liquid Lipstick Line) so it MIGHT appear different when it dries down. Will confirm when I finally get my hands on the bundle. But I mean..... 😍😍😍🀀 This set will be the perfect on the go set AND great for those who don't want to buy three full size nudes when they can get 8!! πŸ–€#jeffreestarcosmetics #jeffreestar #jeffreeswatch #nudes #androgyny #leo #liquidlipstick #velourliquidlipstick #limitededition #makeupmafia #makeupaddict #makeupdolls #makeupjunkie #lipswatch #swatchaddict #instaglam #wakeupandmakeup
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I honestly think this bundle is a STEAL, especially after finding out how many wears you can get out of one little one!

In my video I mention a pretty popular video showing how many [arm] swatches are in one full sized. Total count? 300. That's an amazing number! However, the way I looked at it, there are less than 300. Think about it. One arm swatch takes up less than two lips, amirite? Not saying there aren't a buck ton of wears in a container, I am just saying 300 is not an accurate representation. So I cut that number by about a third to be fair. The minis are still a fraction of that number, BUT again, taking into consideration there are EIGHT for the cost of THREE full sized ones, I think it's a sweet deal.

Watch my video below.

So what do you think? Worth it? Let me know what you think!