February ‘18 BoxyCharm | Galaxy Glow

What is it?: A monthly subscription box with 5-6 usually full sized, sometimes deluxe sample sized, beauty products.

How much is it?: $21 a month

I am always excited when I come home from work and see BoxyCharm in my mail box.

This months theme is Galaxy Glow. Which has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day, and that makes me happy. I also assumed there would be something holographic or strange colored in the box. Apparently in the beauty world that’s what Galaxy means. I like the space version more, but that’s just me.

Let’s open the box!

Naked Cosmetics Holographic Highlighter Palette $39.99

Jumping into the “holographic” stuff right off the bat. I don’t have any neat colored highlights, besides one from Estate Cosmetics. I think I’ll have fun with this. I do love the Naked Cosmetics brand. Naked Cosmetics is Cruelty Free.

The third shade in the first row and the second shade in the second row are a bit rough compared to the other shades. They are all rather pigmented.

Cover FX Shimmer Veil “Amethyst ” $28

I don’t have much from Cover FX, but I have loved everything I have tried. I have heard some great things about the new Shimmer Veils. I must say, I am really intrigued by this sort of eyeshadow, but have no clue how to really use them. Apparently this one can be used anywhere on the face, awesome.

The shade is very pretty! Cover FX is Cruelty Free and have a ton of vegan products!

Use the code FXCharm for 20% off your Cover FX order.

Vintage Cosmetics Smokey Eye Pencil $21

Just a black wooden eye pencil.

Logical Harmony says that this brand is a grey area as far as their Cruelty Free stance goes, so I am just going to pass on this eye pencil.

Pür The Complexion Authority X-Faux Lips Plumping Lip Exfoliator $17

I love lip exfoliators. My lips get very dry very easily, so I exfoliate them most nights. I do prefer this format for them, less messy. The scent is of Shea butter and the formula seems relatively clean! Pür is Cruelty Free!

Crown Pro Trio Brush Set $29.99

These look a lot like the Wet N Wild brushes I love. The brush are extremely soft and the set contains; a concealer brush, a sculpting brush, and an all over setting brush. I will probably use none of them for their intended purpose, but they will all be used. Crown Brush is Cruelty Free, but they do still make natural hair brushes, so take their stance as you may.

That is it for my BC! I am happy with everything, but the eye pencil. But, the fact that there was a brush set makes up for the over priced liner. $125.98 in products for only $21!

What was in your box?

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BoxyCharm January 2018| Rock 2018, Rock and Roll Soul

What is it: A monthly subscription box that contains mostly full size, occasionally deluxe sample size, makeup and beauty products.

Cost: I believe $21 a month

The first BoxyCharm of the year! I was really looking forward to this box after I saw what the theme would be, it speaks to me.

Let’s look inside and see if the products impressed me as much as I though they would!

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer $38

Luminizing and pore filling? I can get behind it. I actually have really large pores on my nose area and chin. And some forehead wrinkles….already. Anything I can do to make those suckers appear less in your face I will. The winter weather is really drying out my skin, so hopefully the luminizing properties will make me look less like my face is peeling off.

There was also an info card containing the primers ingredients in the book. Nice touch.

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil $24

The Brow products I have gotten in my subscriptions have come at the perfect time. I just ran out of my Brow Wiz!

I got the shade “Taupe”, which should match. I did notice that the formula is pretty stiff and dry, so hopefully it won’t cause any issues in the application of the product.

Crown Pro Glam Metals Palette $25

First of all, this packaging is so cute. The mirror is a guitar! I love that BC includes eyeshadow palettes so often. I am a sucker for eyeshadow.

All of the shadows have some short of at least sheen to them, besides one. I will do a review on this Palette.

Pür The Complexion Authority Bronze and Brighten Cheek Palette $34

Another palette this month y’all! I am pretty sure I have at least liked everything I have tried from Pür. The compact is made of hard plastic and has a nice mirror.

I will definitely use the highlight and maybe the blush (but the shimmer…)But, the bronzer is going to be a no for me dog. Way to dark and glittery for my skin tone.

Girlactik Matte Lip Paint “Posh” $23

I have heard some awesome things about Girlactik liquid lips, pretty hyped that I get to try one.

The shade is right up my alley, I will be getting a ton of use out of it.

BC was awesome this month. Great way for the year to start! It contained a retail value of $144🙀 I am very much ready to see what else the send out this year.

What was in your BoxyCharm?

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Blinc Electric Eye Palette | Review and Look

This five pan metallic eyeshadow palette came in a BoxyCharm a few months back. It had gotten tucked away in my collection, and I am just getting around to using it!

I considered not reviewing it, because I thought it was exclusive to BC, and it had been to long since that box was given to be relevant. Turns out you can purchase this Palette. It retails for $25 and it is cruelty free!

“An electric combination of jewel toned shadows.”

Besides the beautiful ruby shade, I would not really consider these shades jewel toned. I would say they are very metallic and pigmented. They have an unusual texture, almost wet, which makes the shades apply very vibrant. I recommend patting them on. I used the flat shadow brush from ColourPop with them.

  • Orpime
  • Rhodoni
  • Vanadini
  • Autuni
  • Sphene

What is with these names? I am hoping they are referring to types of jewels, or crystals or rocks and I am just not geologically inclined enough to know.

Aren’t these shades just drop dead perfect! Every single one is one swipe! I need more Blinc eyeshadows, because these are probably the best actually metallic shadows I have ever used.

The Look

  • I primed my eyes with the concealer I used and set it with my translucent setting powder
  • I pulled in the Urban Decay Ultimate Matte palette for my transition and blending shades.
  • I used that first shade, Orpime on my outer lid.
  • All over the rest of my lid I used the shade Vanadini.
  • For my inner corner I used the lightest shade, Sphene.

  • For my lower lash line I went with the beautiful shade, Rhodoni, for a pop of color. I want to use this all over my lid so bad.

Over all:

🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 out of five Christmas trees!!! I want more of these palettes if they make them in different shades. Personally, I would spend $25 on this. The formula is THAT good! It makes me want to try more from the brand Blinc in general.

Pick up this bomb AF palette for yourself, Here.

Thank you so much for reading💜 Have you tried Blinc beauty? What is your fave product? Comment below!

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Boxy Charm Dec. 2017 | Glitz & Glam

Hey guys!

The December subscription boxes have started rolling in.

BoxyCharm is $21 a month. It contains 4-5 full sized or deluxe sized beauty and makeup items. More often than not it is all full sized products!

Real Her Blush Kit $32

Real Her is a brand that I see in Boxy a lot. I have tried lip products and eye shadows, but never Blush. I can’t remember the last time I used a baked Blush. All 3 shades have some degree of shimmer and are meant to give your cheeks a natural glow.

I can actually see myself using all 3 shades. This brand is Paraben Free, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, and is made of Natural Ingredients!

Crown Brush Deluxe Blush Brush $12

I am pretty sure I got a crown Brush Blush Brush last month as well. It was almost identical to this one, but black instead of white. I passed that one on to a friend. I will probably to the same with this one, I just can’t get away from my Real Techniques Brush.

Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Light Weight Liquid Lip “Secret Sabotage ” $24

I can not get over how cute all the Pretty Vulgar packaging is. I have wanted to purchase some of it, but haven’t heard the best reviews, so I have been wary. Now I get to try one of their liquid lips!

I really like the shade I got! A metallic nude.

Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara “Black” $23

I have reviewed this Mascara before, and I absolutely love it! I have gone through and travel size and a full sized tube. I just haven’t gotten around to picking it up again. Really glad it is back in my collection.

Beaute Basics Bronze Essentials $39.95

I can not grasp that this product is almost $40. It can act as Highlight, Bronzer, and eyeshadow, but so can a ton of other products.

Here are swatches of the shades individually and all together at the bottom. I guess we will find out if it’s worth the price. I doubt it.

This months Box valued for $130.95. Two of the products are probably duds for me, but the other three are awesome enough for me to still be happy that I got it!

Did you get BC? What was in your box? Comment below!

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Boxy Charm Nov. 2017| Sweater Weather

Hey y’all!

Long time no talk, I ended up not being able to prewrite as many post as I wanted before I went to Kentucky for 5 days. But, when I came back I found the November BC on my bed. I guess I got taken off the wait list and didn’t realize it!

I had already seen what this box contained, so I already knew the contents were going to be great.

Luxie Beauty Quad Travel Set $32

For some reason I didn’t notice that one of the brushes wasn’t included in the picture, but I promise there are 4.

  • 207T
  • 227T
  • 213T
  • 221T

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray $31

I almost bought this setting spray at the Sephora VIB sale, I have heard some amazing things about it. I am really glad I get to try it out in this months BC. And it’s full size!!

Winky Lux Kitten Palette $25

I am so pumped for this palette that I can barely contain my excitement! The packaging it’s self is so cute! The colors are amazing, the perfect mix of Metallics and mattes.

The only thing the palette is lacking is a mirror!

I am really in love with these shades and cannot wait to use them!

So pigmented and creamy!

Laqa & Co. Cloud Lips “Sun Shower” $17

I have never heard of this brand, so I am pretty interested in trying out this lipstick from them. The formula is creamy and pigmented.

The shade is a pretty red. I am all about red lips in the winter, so I will definitely be giving this product a try. It feels very light weight!

KNC Beauty Collagen Lip Masks $15

There are three in the box. I have never used a lip mask like this before, so I am very intrigued by it. They are meant to hydrate, nourish, and plump your lips. I really hope these work!

This months Box has a $120 Value, all for $21!! I am so excited that I am getting BC again, I missed it so much!

Have you tried any of these products? Comment below!

Thank you for reading.💜

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September 2017 Empties | Look at my beauty trash!

It is now officially my favorite month of the year,  October! I love everything to do with it, fall, pumpkins, HALLOWEEN! 

But, for now, let’s focus on my September beauty Empties.

Tarte Blush sample “Captivating”

This is not a product I will be purchasing. I have a million blushes that don’t get used as it is. The color is very pretty though. I also thought it important to mention I got a ton of use out of this little sample.

PUR Cosmetics Makeup Blender

I got this in a Boxy Charm before I cancelled my subscription. I really am not a fan of this sponge. It does the job, but it is nothing compared to the beauty blender. I will not be picking up another. 

NYX HD Concealer “yellow”

This Concealer is really inexpensive, and usually on some sort of discount at Ulta. Unfortunately, it didn’t do much for me. It is very thin, so it gave no coverage. I will not be repurchasing it.

Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus Foundation “Shell Ivory”

I love this Foundation. It is the perfect match for my skin, cruelty free AND vegan AND very inexpensive. I have already repurchased this Foundation, and I used a half off coupon so it was only like $2.50!!

Smashbox Photo Ready Eye Primer “light”

This was just a little sample of the product. But, I really disliked it. It seemed to make my lids crease even more than normal. Will not purchase. 

Bath and Body Works “Twilight Woods” body spray mini

If only bath and body works was completely cruelty free. I do enjoy this warm woodsy scent. Unfortunately, B&BW is not a company I support anymore.

Naked Scrubs “Lemon”

I got this body scrub in a vegan Cuts box and I am in love with it. It was really clean ingredients wise, the perfect amount of grittiness, and the smell was stunning! I want to try more of their products, so yes. I will be purchasing this product. 

Ban Deodorant

This Deodorant smelled very sweet and nice. But, it really did not do its job. It would work for like an hour- then nothing. So, nope will not ever repurchase.

Nexxus City Shield Shampoo and Conditioner 

I received these products for free from Influenster. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the scent. I also do not think that they perform well enough to cost $19 each. Will not be purchasing.

CVS Makeup Remover Wipes

I really enjoyed these wipes. Unfortunately, I don’t live anywhere near a CVS now. What is your favorite makeup removing wipe??

Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum

The scent of this stuff….I cannot stand it! I believe I got this ages ago in a Birch Box. It didn’t do anything for my acne anyway. Will not be purchasing this Serum.

Tony Moly I’m Real Red Wine Mask

I really enjoyed this mask, and thought the fit was great. Unfortunately, Tony Moly is not a cruelty free brand. Therefore, I will not be purchasing this mask again.

That’s all my Empties for this month! Not to much, but that’s ok! What did you use up this month? Comment below!!

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I AM BACK! Biobelle PrimerMask Review

Just a little update! I have cancelled all of my subscriptions, I have accumulated way too much stuff. That being said, get ready for a ton of reviews and looks! 

Product: Biobelle Primer Mask

Price: $6 at Ulta

I am not going to lie. This sounded like a dumb gimmick to me. But, when reading the packaging, I did notice it sounded like great skin care none the less.

  • Paraben free
  • Gluten free
  • No GMO’s
  • Made with natural extracts and botanic fibers

Sounds like an awfully clean product! 

It also contains…

  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Rosehip extract
  • And vitamin C

Sounds like a bomb face Serum! It is meant to enhance radiance, minimize pores, and even skin tone.

I have to say, this is the best fitting sheet mask that I have used yet. 

There was no overwhelming scent, and it is only meant to stay on for five minutes!

After the five minutes was up, I massaged the Serum into my face, then rinsed.

In my opinion, my face makeup looked much smoother than normal. (Ignore my under eyes, sleep is pretty much nonexistent to me anymore…) 

Though I didn’t notice my makeup lasting longer than normal, I did notice my makeup looked better and my skin felt and looked much better than it has recently. 

8/10 Didn’t make my makeup last longer, but is an awesome sheet mask over all!

I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you all for baring with me and al your words of encouragement!

What is your favorite sheet mask?

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