August 2016 Boxycharm UN-Boxing!

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Here’s another sub box for y’all to peak into. Boxycharm is $21 (free us shipping). It usually has 4-5 most full-sized, sometimes deluxe sample sized products. This month the theme of the box is”express yourself”.

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The first product is The Coastal Scents Blush+Bronzer mini palette, with the bonus item; an angled blush brush.

It is supposed to be worth a total of $19.95. Upon first impression, I am not too over the moon with the palette. It doesn’t swatch all that great, but it still may apply beautifully on the face. I guess we will all find out in up coming posts. The brush is small, but very soft. I am going to try to get use out of it.

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Next, we’ve got the Aloette Aloepure Time Repair Serum. A $48 value! Skin care is expensive, but IF it is good it can be worth it.

This serum is supposed to be good for all skin types, smooth away dead skin cells, protect against free radicals, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Those are some bold claims, but I am willing to try anything that will smooth and protect my skin. If it is cruelty free that is, LIKE THIS SERUM! It is also a farm to jar certified item, so it is going to be more natural than other skin care. I really want to try more green skin care and makeup, even more green than this.

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The next item is this really pretty velvet matte liquid lipstick from Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics. It is a $9 value.

From what I am seeing they are cruelty free AND vegan, though I am personally trying to focus on CF. But, after checking Logical Harmony’s Brand list I didn’t see it. I actually emailed Logical Harmony to see if anything was know. Hopefully I get an answer, if not, I understand they are busy!

It is a pretty shade though, named “phantom”, which is right up my alley. I swatched it over my tattoo so the opacity, with one dip into the product could be shown. Not bad for $9!

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This next product is neat, but also aggravated me some. Amplimascara by Make-up Eraser, is a $23 product, that seems like it is supposed to be magic. It is supposed to last all day and night, not flake, smudge, clump, or cause irritation. It also contains no parabens.

The package says that it will gift you lift, volume, curl, and be super black. Sounds nice right? Well, apparently it is part of a kit. Will it even work on its own if it is just a serum?! Why not just sent the fibers with it, it is literally on sale right now, $28 for the kit. Just $5 more!

A little insert in the box says that the best way to remove it is with a damp Make-up Eraser….Really? Is the best way to remove a makeup product made by a brand who MADE a makeup remover cloth, with said cloth? Who would have guessed. I will be reviewing this, might even buy the fibers to see how it all works.

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The last item in the box is this  Shadow STX by Beauty for Real. It is a $19 value.

This shadow is cream to powder, CF, supposedly long wearing, and infused with meadowfoam seed oil (whatever that is) to moisturize.

This shade is amazing. It is going to look beautiful on the eye. As you can see in the swatch, this dude is pigmented! It was also pretty hard to remove from my arm with a makeup wipe. Which can be a good or bad thing, depending on who you are.

That is it for my Boxy Charm!

What did you think of this post?  Which items are you curious about? Do you get Boxy Charm? Let’s talk below or through email beautyandtidbits@yahoo.com

XoXo Manda

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