A very late BoxyLuxe unboxing!

I have dropped the ball recently.

My motivation has not been present and I didn’t not want to just throw up junk posts. My motivation may not be all the way back, but I wanted to get this unboxing up before I lost any inkling of motivation again.

Cover FX Perfector Face Palette “Light/Medium” $45

I think this was one of the most anticipated items in the box. For good reason, Cover FX makes amazing quality products, it’s cruelty free, and I mean look at it.

I am in a Boxy Charm swap group, and I saw a lot of people got the wrong shade or palette, so I was relieved when I got the correct one. This did not come in a box, like it would when you purchase it…I just feel uneasy about that for some reason.

Moda Brushes Powder and Soft Glow Set $29.99

I have said it 100 times and I will say it again, I love getting brushes in these boxes.

Moda brushes are very nice quality, soft and sturdy. The packaging of the brushes also says that they are 100% vegan, yay!

Iconic Eyebrow Cushion “Medium” $40

This is an interesting product. I feel like it is going to take some work to get a handle on using. It also maybe a bit too dark for me currently.

Wander Beauty Lift Off Purifying and Brightening Peel Off Mask $34

My room mate and I tried this mask right after I opened the box and we both love it!

I have been using it frequently since I received it and my skin has never looked this good! My skin is clearer and my complexion over all looks really nice.

Lily Lashes Exclusive Faux Mink Gaia Lashes $24.99

I very rarely wear lashes. I do want to start wearing them more though.

The lashes look dramatic, but not over the top. Not something I would wear every day. But, definitely for a night out or an event.

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream transforming Moisturizing Super Cream $48

I love this Cream. I think this along with the mask are doing great things for me. I think I am going to have to repurchase it when I run out. Well worth the $48 that it costs!

Becca Ultimate Lipstick Love “Chocolate” $24

This lipstick shade is right up my alley.

The formula is moisturizing, the shade is nice, the packaging is pretty. I think this one is a win.

Morphe 15 Shade Artisty Palette “15D Day Slayer” $16

I am one of those people who genuinely likes Morphe. Which is a little unfortunate, they get into a lot of sticky situations it seems.

HOWEVER, I don’t like this palette. When I used it it seemed like all of the shadows just muddied together. I may give it another try, but I doubt it.

Deborah Lipman “O’Donna and Modern Love” $20

I rarely paint my nails. These shades are both really pretty though and smaller bottles so I may end up getting use of them! I usually pass on Nail polish, but I am actually gonna keep these.

Bonus: BoxyCharm Train case $20

I will never say no to a good train case!

This BoxyCharm one is rose gold faux leather. The material and stitching appears to be nice quality. I think this is a great add on.

Over all, I think this box was well worth the $49.99!!!

Here is a picture off all the products on my face.

What was in your BoxyLuxe?

Thank you for reading 🌸

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Boxy Charm February 2019 | UnBoxing

Happy Hallmark card holiday everyone!

To celebrate this day that prompts spending, we are going to unboxing something I probably shouldn’t spend the money on every month.

Boxy Charm.

Boxy is $21 a month and includes 5 full sized or deluxe sample sized beauty items.

Let’s open her up shall we?

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara $24

This is a Mascara I know I enjoy, so I am glad to receive it. Already paid for the box plus a few $ and I don’t have to purchase a Mascara when mine runs out.

Pretty Vulgar Bronzed B. Bronzer “Sun kissed Snitch” $32

I have a strange bronzer obsession, I will never turn one down. The formula on this bronzer feels super creamy. I hope it is light enough for me though.

Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer $18

This is actually one of my favorite primers! I use it almost daily to fill my pores on my t zone. Now I have a back up! It fills well, doesn’t ball up, doesn’t have a sent, and looks nice on its own as well as under makeup.

Sol De Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream $20

The cream smells like those buttered popcorn jelly beans. I really don’t like the sent. PASS.

Positive note, it feels great on the skin. I am sure I have a friend that will love it

Nude Stix Magnetic Luminous Eye Color “Copper Foil” $24

I am not the biggest fan of shadow crayons, but I am willing to give this one a go. It seems creamy and like it will blend well.

That is it for my Boxy Charm. It isn’t the worst, but also isn’t the best that I have gotten.

What was in your Boxy Charm?

Thank you for reading 🍔

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BoxyCharm January 2019 |Boxy and Chill

It is time for the first subscription box cycle of the year. 2018 had a really good run, besides my December Ipsy. Let’s see if the boxes will live up to my expectations this year.

Let’s see what is inside my Boxy and Chill box. I think the popcorn on the card looks like faceless bunny heads. Weird.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, repair! Strength and moisture Leave in Mask 2OZ. $16

I have never not loved a Briogeo product. The winter makes my hair really dry and gross so this came at the perfect time. It smells so good too.

Tarte LE Rainforest of the Sea Vol 3 Highlighting EyeShadow Palette $36

I haven’t used many eyeshadows from Tarte, none of their palettes have really drawn me in. The packaging is always cute, but the shade selection never speaks to me.

There is a basic matte nude and 7 shimmers. All are really pigmented.

I would not have bought this my self. But, it is neat to get in a subscription. I can get a lot of highlighting/lid shade use from this palette. Cannot do much else with it.

Star Looks Luxe Long Wear Eye Pencil “Aurora” $19

I opened this and it was broke in the cap. What is left swatches as rough glitter.

Next ❌

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Face Masks (2 Pack) $24

I have to be honest. This is what I’m most excited for. I have wanted to try more from Tatcha and you have to start some where! Lord knows my fluy, crusty skin could use some moisture.

Bite Beauty Lip Stick “Honey Comb” $26

This is a shade I have wanted. But, I can never use these lipsticks up before I think they are bad. They also never have this shade in sample sizes that I have seen.

This is the perfect nude for me. It is a formula I know I already love. I think this will be my new everyday lipstick!

Overall, I don’t hate this box. It isn’t my favorite though. I could do without the broken liner and would have preferred a different palette. But, I am really excited about the masks, hair product and lipstick.

I can’t want to see what 2019 holds for BoxyCharm!

What was in your BoxyCharm?

Thank you for reading ♻️

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BoxyLuxe December 2018

I just could not resist BoxyLuxe it is $50 a month and seems really cool. This months theme is “‘Tis the season”.

Let’s open her up!

Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream $89

I have heard a lot of good things about Elemis. It is never to early to start trying to prevent wrinkles. I am excited to try out this fancy fave cream.

Tarte Glitter Lip Paint $20 “Insta-Famous”

I am not excited about this. I am not in to straight shimmer on the lips. This formula feels very gunky. I am going to see if a friend wants it.

It’s pretty but not for my lips.

Violet Voss Pro HG Palette $45

If you have follows my blog at all you would know this is my all time favorite palette. Pictured open is mine.

I was still excited to receive this palette, I am putting with a friends Christmas gift, she has tried mine and loved it!

There it is on my eyes the other night when we went to Garden Glow at the Botanical Gardens in St.Louis.

Suva Beauty Protégé Palette $34

I have wanted to try Suva Beauty shadows for quite some time. When given the choice between this palette and the little PYT straightener, the choice was easy for me.

6 pretty shadows and two highlights/shadows.

A warm and pretty color palette.

Luxie Rose Gold Complete Face Brush Set $65

I love Luxie brushes, they are my favorite! I am so excited for these, I got this cheaper than sale price plus seven other products essentially! These alone make the box worth it for me.

Spongelle Bodywash infused buffer $20

I used to have one of these from a dog company for my dog. It was useful then so I figure the human version is nice as well. The scent I got is blossom bliss. Is smells fantastic! Reminds me of spring.

Grande Cosmetics Grande Mascara $25

I am never mad to try a new mascara. I have actually made a dent in my mascara collection. This lovely gold tub is very welcome to live in my eye product drawer.

Pretty Vulagr The powder room translucent setting powder. “Matte about it.” $32

I guess pretty vulgar and body charm are a thing now because this is the 5th product we have gotten in a box and I haven’t seen them in Sephora in ages. This did come at a nice time, as I am almost out of my Ofra setting powder.

Crimes of Beauty Wristlet and Portable Charger $22

The wristlet is super cute. This is going to be my new going out bag. It seems to be nicely made. The portable charger will come in handy for when Coty and I go to Pokémon Go Community days.

This box was fantastic! I am very glad that I signed up! I can’t want for next quarter to get another one.

Would you guys like to see a make collection post?

Thank you for reading 💜

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Ace Beautē Grandiose Palette

I have been so MIA lately. I have had no motivation. The Holidays are draining and I don’t particularly enjoy them.

But. I do have a review for you! Of a palette that arrived in last months Boxy Charm.

The Ace Beautē Grandiose Palette $24.99

I was really excited when I received this palette. It is a brand I have wanted to try and I mean, look at it….

It’s beautiful! So warm and pretty! A nice mix of mattes and metallics. All in shades I want all over my skin.

Row One

  • Jasmine- metallic light gold (white gold?)
  • Clove- the perfect matte peach
  • Myrtle- metallic copper
  • Cinnamon- warm matte brown

Row Two

  • Patchouli- a matte yellow-cream
  • Rose- a metallic pinky red
  • Poppy-a matte purple-pink. I know there is a name for this kind of shade, but it has currently escaped me.
  • Prime-rose – metallic gold

There are 4 mattes and 4 metallic/shimmer shades. All are very pigmented and buttery.

The Look

  • I set my primer with Patchouli. I also used this shade to buff rough edges out.
  • I then used Clove as my transition. And pretty far under my lower lash line. I just put it everywhere.
  • I defined my crease with Cinnamon.
  • I used Poppy to define my outer V and places it close to my lower las line.
  • I then places Rose all over my lid.
  • I placed Primerose on the center for a bit more pop.
  • For my inner corner and brow bone highlight I used Jasmine.

Over all thoughts

I really love the formula, but the packaging isn’t the best, one of my pans just fell out.

But that is an easy fix.

If I could buy this in a store I probably wouldn’t mind the price tag. But to be honest, I don’t trust online shopping and knowing one of my pans fell out of a lightly used palette- it makes me worry.

I would love to try more from the brand, but I can get the same look with ColourPop shades- and their small palettes are like $12 and just as nice.

Have you tried Ace Beatuē? What pallets should I get from them if I try another?

Thank you for reading!

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Boxy Charm Oct 2018 | Alter Ego

I don’t know how to start this post. I have no motivation today. Work was a struggle to get through and I just want to sleep.

But, I wanted to get this post up so that I could get the contents of my BoxyCharm put away.

BoxyCharm is $21 a month, it contains five full sized makeup and beauty products.

It Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara $24

I have gone through a few sample sizes of this mascara and I really like it. I never buy high end mascaras so I love getting them in boxes, especially when it is one that I know I enjoy.

It is Cruelty Free

Get 10% off the It Cosmetics website plus 3 free samples until 11/15/18 with code JUST4YOUBOXY

Dermovia Lace A Peel black bamboo charcoal peel off mask $30

This mask seems pretty neat. You apply the product to your face then use the lace masks to compress it into your skin for 15-20 minuets.

I will have to give it a try and let you know if it is worth the $30 price tag.

Brand claims to be cruelty free

Pür Midnight Masquerade Palette $38

This palette claims to be a full face palette. The large pans are the face products and the the small ones are shadows. FYI, the only matte is a dark brown shadow.

I am going to try to do a full face with this in a future post.

Above are some of the shades swatched. Searches aren’t reliable when it comes to how a product will look on your face, but right now I don’t think I will get a nice look with this on my fair skin.

Pür is Cruelty Free and this palette is vegan friendly.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick “K-Dub” $20

Thankfully, I got a shade I didn’t already have a full size of. I did have an unopened sample size that I am going to throw in with my best friends birthday gift.

It isn’t a shade I would gravitate toward, but I will definitely try it sense I love the formula.

I really want to pick up the shade “Bow N’ Arrow” and “Tank Girl”

Kat Von D is Cruelty Free

Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup melting balm $22

I am quite happy to have gotten this in the box, I have been wanting to give it a try. I like the color of it and it smells nice. I hope it works well.

Farmacy is Cruelty Free

Over all, this isn’t the best or worst box. If the palette works or is at least good quality it will be a good box.

The Green Clean and mascara make the box worth it for me. I wish I would have gotten a different lip shade. I don’t much like pink. As for the face mask, I am going to have to try it to form any type of feelings towards it.

What was in your Boxy Charm?

Thank you for reading 🎃

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BoxyCharm September 2018 | Wild Flower

This picture has NOTING to do with this post, be here I am looking all sweaty and wrecked holding my cousins new puppy gambit! He snuggled me for hours 😍.

We do not deserve dogs.

Now for BoxyCharm things. I am currently on the waitlist for the December BoxyCharm Luxe, after I saw how great September’s was, I got sucked in.

But for now, here is the basic BoxyCharm, which is $21 a month.

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Smoky Eye Palette $35

The packaging is super cute, but for some reason I never felt the pull to purchase any of the Pretty Vulgar palettes. Probably because of the layout inside.

I am boring and just prefer uniformity over cute packaging. I also don’t gravitate to cool tones.

Here are some of the shades swatches. They are all super pigmented and creamy, I will have to play with this some and update y’all.

Laura Geller Baked and Brighten Blush Tropic Hues $28

I have wanted to try the Baked and Brighten blushes for a while, but have not wanted to spring the money. I was really excited when I opened my BC and saw this baby.

Totally a shade I would have picked my self. I love the wind bitten cheek look.

Alamar Cosmetics Ojitos Brush Set $18

I was stoked when I saw this as a box spoiler. I was going to buy these brushes anyway.

The set comes with a smaller I guess packing brush, a blending crease brush, and a flat liner brush.

Lorac Pro Liquid Lip Sienna $19

I feel like I always get liquid lips, which is fine, I very rarely buy lip products. I did just order like 5 from Dose of Colors though.

Anyway, I have never tried a Lorac lip product. So this should be interesting.

For sure a shade that is up my alley.

Butter London Stroke of Wow Roll on Liner $19

Look! We get to try a gimmick!

I am intrigued….

Very black…and the straightest line I have ever made!!! I have a bad tremor from being on Lithium so long, liner is a struggle.

Will this help? Stay tuned for future posts to find out.

That is it for my BoxyCharm this month! I am happy with it. Got two things I wanted anyway, two I never thought about but may be nice, and one neat liner.

What was in your BoxyCharm? What so you want to see reviewed?

Thank you for reading💜

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