Beautylish Lucky Bag 2015



I had never heard of the Beautylish Lucky Bag until this year and apparently, I've been missing out because it has been around since the late 1800's.  Who knew?!
Fukubukuro, the original name of the lucky bag, was born in Japan and now takes place every new year all over the world.  It's a great way to try new (full size) products for a fraction of the price.




The Beautylish Lucky Bag retails for $75 and contains over $150 worth of products and I was very excited to receive mine.  There are three options to choose from, Bold, Natural and MUA (Makeup Artist) and as you would expect, these bags sell out pretty quickly so I did jump on the opportunity when I saw that I still had one.  Although the the MUA bag is the most popular, I thought the Natural Bag would suit me the best.  Here are the goodies I received.

  I'm a fan of Bliss products and this did not disappoint.  It's a very refreshing and moisturizing lotion and one I'm more inclined to use in the morning because of the citrusy and uplifting scent.  It is creamy but it absorbs into my skin quite nicely.  While the air doesn't get very dry here in Miami, I always appreciate a good moisturizing lotion.
This toner reminded me of the Caudalie Beauty Elixir in that it emotes that same spa like, refreshing yet relaxing feeling.  Since I received it in January, it has been in my morning and evening beauty routine rotation and I can't say I've noticed any changes.  I think that it is a beautiful product but for the price, I would rather try a different toner that yields results. (this toner is for normal to dry skin and I have combination skin)
I've been using this mascara since I received it and I find myself reaching for it over my Tarte Gifted Mascara which I love.  I was in Vermont this passed weekend where I used it almost everyday and it did not budge or smudge.  This is not a wet formula, I find it sits perfectly between wet and dry...it's a very happy place.  What I really like about this mascara is that it's formulated as a treatment which is meant to promote length and volume. I haven't seen any drastic changes but I like the formula enough to continue using it and find out. 
As lovely as you would imagine, this eyeshadow duo is beautifully pigmented and so incredibly soft.  This duo delivers a great everyday look but can also a offer a sultry smokey eye.  Beautiful!!! I look forward to trying other Kevyn Aucoin products because you can be sure that the quality will not disappoint.     
This is what I was most looking forward to in this bag because I have been keeping an eye on these brushes since Wayne (we're friends in my head) mentioned them on his channel.  This brush pretty much solidified the fact that I need to try the rest of the collection.  As promised, it is the softest brush I have felt and it blends like a dream.  Job well done!
I had never heard of this brand or product before receiving my Lucky Bag and as someone who isn't a glitter aficionado I didn't think much of it.  I went to the Beautylish website and read reviews on the product, and most if not all were positive reviews that raved about the Sparkle Kit. The glitter pot is packaged with an accompanying glue which makes for an easy application and from what I read makes it easy to remove the glitter as well.  In my little experience with using glitter products, I do know that removing it is the most tedious part.  If the mood ever strikes I'm glad I have the Summer Sparkle Lit Kit in my collection.
Did you purchase the Beautylish Lucky Bag?  What did you get in your bag?  What are your thoughts? Would you purchase it again? Let me know!