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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BoxyCharm Aug 2018 |Life of the Party

This has been the longest week of my life. I swear it has been Thursday for three days.

But, thankfully tomorrow is Friday! Unthankfully, I work in the morning-per usual. However, I can not sleep, so I am finally going to unbox my Boxy Charm!

Laura Lee Los Angels Party Animal Palette $19

I was very excited to see that this palette would be included in this months Box. I love Laura and have wanted to buy her products badly, but tend to forget about products that aren’t at Sephora or Ulta. I am going to make it a point to purchase from Indie brands, not that this is completely an indie brand..but, you get what I mean.

If you love playing with color you will love this palette! There is an assortment of mattes, shimmer, and Even a metallic shade.

Upon swatching the shadows I promptly went on her site and ordered Cats Pajamas and Boss Babe, Nudie Patootie was sold out other wise I would have purchased it also.

Use code LLACHARM25 for 25% off her site until 9/15/18 I legit save like $17!

House of Lashes “Siren” $9-12

I am not sure why the past month has been a month full of falsies for me. I have found some I really love, and learned what styles I like.

This is not that. I am sure they will look great on someone but they are way too full for me.

SmashBox Be Legendary Lipstick “Bombtastic” $21-24

I do love smash box, so I was glad to see one of their products in the box.

Then I saw the color…

Holy bubble gum pink. I might wear this, but highly unlikely. The first swatch is it layered a few times, the bottom is one swatch.

Bang Beauty Gel Liner “Chocolate” $22

I don’t have a brown gel liner, and I have been wanting to pick one up! Now I don’t have to.

I apologize for the swatch, I was too lazy to grab a brush, so I tried to use my fat finger.

Anyway, the product feels nice and I like the shade!

Wander Baggae Claim Gold Eye Masks $13

What can I say, I love eye masks. They are so relaxing, this is a win for me.

Adesse Sweet Almond Cuticle Oil $18

I will be honest, I take crap care of my nails. I’m a manager at a vacation rental company, but my nails look like I work with my hands all day.

Now that I have a Cuticle oil that is easy to use, I had one in a pot, I am more likely to start treating them better. I also really like the brand Adesse for nail polish, so that is a plus.

That’s it for the box! I have to say, another $21 well spent! I got something I already wanted, something I needed, something I enjoy, and something I need to use. There are two duds in the box, but they will be easy to pass on, I have friends who will love the lipstick and lashes.

Man, I love BoxyCharm 💜

What was in your box? What would you like to see reviewed? Comment below or on my social media!

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BoxyCharm July 2018 | Road Trippin’

I love to travel. My most favorite place in the entire world is up in the mountains near Bozeman Montana. Camping in the mountains is where I feel the most at home.

Where is your favorite place to visit?

BoxyCharm is $21 a month and contains 5-6 full/deluxe sample sized beauty items

This months theme is travel themed. Let’s see what BC packed. (Lame.)

Dr.Brandt No More Baggage $42

I don’t have anything to say about this eye cream besides that it is NOT cruelty free. Passed it on to my mom.

Crown Brush Fuego Eyeshadow Palette $29.99

First and foremost, I want to say that I am very confused about Crown’s CF status. Logical Harmony has made posts about some of their brush sets in the past, but I think it is still gray listed as a brand. But, other sources say it is CF?

HELP!

Anyway, this Palette is really pretty.

Here is a terrible swatch of a few of the shades. If there was a matte cream shade this would be the perfect palette for me. I love warm tones, I think they make my eyes look pretty.

I will do a look post with this palette!

Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara $24

Wander beauty is CF!!

This is my first product from the brand wanted. I think the packaging is really cute. I have heard good things and I love trying new mascaras.

Note Cosmetics Luminous Silk Blusher “Desert Rose” $11.99

From what I can find, Note is 100% CF and Vegan!!! I may be mistaken, but I really hope I am not because $12 is not bad!

The formula is very soft and packs a punch as far as pigment goes.

The shade is really pretty and is a great shade for summer. I am love how sturdy the compact is and that it has a mirror. It also has a useless brush.

Chella Beauty Eyebrow Cream $26

Chella is CF!

Some how this is the 1st Chella product I have gotten. Everyone else has gotten their products in subscription boxes before.

I have heard mixed reviews so we will see how this goes.

That is is for my box! I do have to say 4 out of 5 isn’t bad!! That’s still a value of $91.98!! I do love BoxyCharm.

Which of these products would you like to see a review on?

Should I pick up more from Note Cosmetics?

Thank you for reading 💜

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