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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BoxyCharm June 2018| Caribbean Queen

Fun fact, I am 22 years old and don’t have a drivers license. I am terrified of driving. I am taking the test tomorrow, so please send me good vibes!

Now for the thing you actually care about. The June 2018 BoxyCharm! BoxyCharm retails for $21 a month. You get 5-6 deluxe to full size beauty and makeup items, usually at Sephora level prices.

Alamar Reina Del Caribe $28

I saw this Palette on Kathleen Lights YouTube channel, her very good friend/makeup artist developed it. The shades are STUNNING. It is a new cruelty free brand, so I planned to purchase the palette anyway. So, I essentially just saved $7 plus shipping on the palette AND got five other products for free!

Isn’t it gorgeous!? The shades and the palette!!

Here is the first row swatched. Keep an eye out for a review. I am so excited to play with these shadows!!

Battington Monroe Silk Lashes $28

I am not going to say much about these. I am not going to use them sense they are made with 100% silk. They look pretty but, I wouldn’t consider them cruelty free. I am going to pass these along to my best friend.

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream $10

Fun fact number two of the post, the only non vegan Sol De Janeiro product is their lip products. I have tried samples of the insanely hyped up Bum Bum Cream, but not enough to make an opinion. Be on the look out for an update, I’m intrigued.

Luxie 3 Piece Flawless Complexion Set $42

This set contains a tapered highlight brush, a precision foundation brush, and a duo fiber face brush.

Luxie brushes are by far my favorite, so I love getting them in boxes. They are very soft, and the handle are cute. I will get a ton of use out of these.

Jonteblu Waterproof Eyeliner “Dark Brown” $5

I can’t find anything about this brand being cruelty free. I am just going to pass it along if I can’t find any info on it.

I hope it is CF. It has rich pigmentation and is very soft.

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick “Verona” $21

I really enjoy Ofras lipstick Formula. Always a welcome edition to a BC in my eyes.

This shade is right up my alley, I’m sure y’all will be seeing it on my lips a ton.

I am sure y’all already know. This months Box was 100% worth it! The palette, lipstick, brushes, and Bum Bum Cream are all cruelty free and I am excited to play with them. The other two items are easy to just pass along.

Which one of these products would you like to see reviewed? Come below!

Thank you for reading 🖤

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BoxyCharm May 2018| Boxy Bash

Hi everyone!

My boyfriends birthday was yesterday, so we all went to a newer restaurant. This place smelt like mildew and it was hotter inside than outside. BUT, they had fantastic sweet tea.

This month is not just my persons birth month, but it is BoxyCharms birth month!

For their birth month celebration they included an extra product in the box, which is always exciting.

Pur Sculptor palette $30

One product down and it always has covered the cost of the box, plus some. I love palettes that have all, in this case most, of the face powders I need. So much easier for travel. Especially when they have a nice mirror like this one does.

I think the shades may be too dark for my slime time right now. But, I will have to try them to see. The highlighters and bronzers are all very pigmented and buttery. I think they would make great shadows as well.

Cover FX Blurring Primer $38

I have really been wanting to try more products from Cover FX. I have also wanted to purchase a nicer primer. I am very glad that I got this in my BoxyCharm, saved me a bit of money!

Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Liner “Black List” $24

The packaging for of this gel liner is magnificent. However, I rarely use liners in this format. I just haven’t gotten the hang of it.

The liner itself is extremely smooth and pigmented. I may actually be able to work with this. If not it is going to be a decoration piece because of the packaging.

Aesthetica 3 Piece Eye Trio $45

I have never heard of this brand before. I am always intrigued when I am introduced to new brands, I will have to learn a bit more about them. These brush seem to be of good quality. The angled brush will make a great eyebrow brush I think. I will have to try the liner brush with my new gel liner.

Aesthetica P12 Face Brush $27

This brush seems nicely made as well. The hairs are very soft and the rest of the brush feels sturdy. I think this brush will be nice for blush or bronzer. I love getting brushes.

Han Skin Care Lip Gloss “Raspberry Chardonnay ” $15

I am not a huge lip gloss person. This one is a pretty color though and looks opaque. If I don’t get use out of it rather soon I may pass it on to a friend who likes glosses more than I do. I just don’t like that they are messy because they don’t dry down. Glosses always end up on my teeth.

I wish this was a liquid lip or a lip pencil, the shade is one that I enjoy.

That is it for my box! For $21 I got a box valued at $179 😯😯😯😯. I not hate any of the products. I may not get use out of the Gloss, and I need to learn how to learn the liner, but over all I am ecstatic with what I received.

What was in your Boxy Charm? What products would you like to see reviewed?

Thank you for reading ❤️

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BoxyCharm April 2018 | Eye Candy

My Boxy Charm has arrived! I have to admit, it sat on my vanity for like a week unopened. I really need to get it together and find motivation again.

As you can tell, this months theme is “Eye Candy”. Apparently each item is a favorite of 5 different women. I’m not sure who any of them are, but they are all very pretty (there is a picture of them on the card.)!

Let’s dig into the box and see what products these ladies recommend.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Liquid Highlighter “Sparkler” $29

I keep getting Liquid highlights in these boxes…but I never use any of them. I have a hard time working with Cream products, I really need to learn how!

This shade is too dark for my skin tone and has a bit too much glitter for me. I am going to pass this product along to a friend who will get some use out of it.

ColourPop “You had me at hello” palette. $18

Yay, I love ColourPop!! I was so excited when I learned that a ColourPop palette was going to be in this months Box, when I saw I got one I was going to try and purchase any way I was even more excited.

The shades are really pretty and the palette has a really nice mirror. I did notice that the shades are pressed kind of strange, but that hasn’t been an issue yet.

Here are a few of the shades swatched. All great quality.

Dr.Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner $47

I have the worlds worst pores. Especially now my nose. So I wouldn’t mind all the gunk being sucked out of them.

I wanted to make sure to mention that I smelled this mask when I opened it and thought it had a sulfur like smell. We will have to see how that goes.

The Brow Gal Instatint Brow Gel “Brown” $22

I have used this brow gel a few times now and I love it. The color is a decent match. It makes my brows look more defined and the spooly is the perfect size.

Adesse Liquid Lipstick (I can’t find the shade anywhere!!) $24

I knew Adesse made nail stuff, but I had no idea they made makeup. This shade, who’s name I can’t find, is perfect.

This liquid lip dose not dry matte, but lasts a long time. It lasted through eating. I was highly impressed.

That is it for my box this month. I am happy with 4 of the 5 products, so I am happy with the value!

Help me y’all! What kind of posts do you want to see???

Thank you for reading💜

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BoxyCharm x Pür Palette | Is it worth $36?

Long time no review and look!

I am going to be honest. I have felt no motivation to play with make up. Full disclosure; sometimes mental illness makes doing the things you love hard, I have thought about making a serious that talks about my path and struggle. It would also be an informative series about dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder as a women in my early 20’s. But, that is just an idea.

For now, back to the post at hand! I am sure by now you have all seen last months BC. And the new palette that came in it. When mine arrived I was so excited. The shades looked stunning, and the layout really does inspire some more creative eye looks.

The mirror is bomb by the way.

You have peaches, and cranberries, and blue, and an ALMOST gunmetal shade. It is a pretty unique pallet, at least to what I have in my collection.

  • Pürfect: a Matte Cream
  • Nakey: a Matte Peach
  • Belle: a darker matte peach, a bit more pink
  • Squad: a Shimmer Peach

  • Charmer: a metallic bronze
  • Alliance: a metallic gold, to me it almost looks like a gunmetal type shade.
  • Bae: a shimmer lighter cranberry
  • ATL: a metallic cranberry

  • Duet: a dark matte brown
  • MIA: a very shimmery blue
  • BFF: a matte magenta
  • Body Black: a matte black with some sparkle

The Look

  • After priming my lid I set it with the shade “pürfect”. I also used this shade to blend out harsh edges and highlight my brow bone.
  • I used a large crease brush and buffed”Nakey” into the crease and over my lid.
  • Using a smaller crease brush I buffed in “belle” but kept it more targeted to the crease.
  • I decided to do a halo eye. So on the inner and outer thirds of my eyes I applied “BFF”. I had to pack this one on. Over and over and over. I then took a pencil brush and connected the two thirds.
  • I popped “charmer” in the middle. Which was hard to do. It wouldn’t stick, and I tried a million different ways! It only looks nice in the picture because it caught the light.

On my lower lash line I mirrored my lid and I popped a random highlighter in my inner corner.

My Thoughts

This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I am not a fan. All three dark mattes are very disappointing. The pigmentation just isn’t there. “Charmer” doesn’t work. I am not sure if if just me, I mean I am no pro.

I do love the entire first row, but I have those shades a dozen times over.

The palette retails for $36 on Ulta.com, but I would pass this one up. Now, try it for your self- you may love it! But if we generally agree, I would let this Palette slide pass you.

🌳🌳 out of five trees. The mirror is amazing, and some of the shades work, but those shades aren’t rare. I will be passing this along to a friend to try. I do want to give it props though for being vegan AND cruelty free!!! I wish I would have loved it.

Alright guys. I need ideas. What content would you like to see!?

Thank you for reading💜

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BoxyCharm March 2018 |Baecation

Cost $21 per month and is a box of deluxe to full sized beauty products.

Another month, another BoxyCharm. This months theme is Baecation. I feel like this is a more summer time theme, but it works for me. I am going to Cancun for the first time at the end of the month. This theme does get me even more excited for it.

Pür the Complexion Authority Pür X BoxyCharm palette $36

This Palette has a variety of shades and finishes. They are all very reminiscent of Summer.

It is very pretty! I will be doing some looks with this Palette to show it off to y’all. It is also cruelty free, gluten free, talc free, and vegan friendly!

First two rows:

Some really pretty more warm tones.

Last row:

Here are where the pops of color come in!

I am excited to give this baby a try.

Butter London Double Decker Lashes Mascara $20

I don’t think I have ever tried anything from Butter London, and I do love trying mascaras. I will have to update y’all once I do give it ago, but it seems promising.

South Mane Beauty Under Eye Gels $10

Who can’t use some awesome under eye gels!? With the time I have been having lately my under eyes have some massive bags under them. There are three sets in the box. I passed one off to my mom to try as well.

The Vintage Cosmetics Company Smoky Eye Essentials $23.15

I love that BC sends brush sets like this. I have accumulated a nice little collection. For some reason I am recalling that Vintage Cosmetics is not cruelty free, so I may be passing along this set to a friend.

Pretty Vulgar Make them Blush “Prim Vixen” $26

The packaging for Pretty Vulgar is so cute. But, this shade….

Why did they have to send such a bright blush. I hope this will work on my fair skin. It is awfully pigmented.

That is it for my BC! This is one of not so great ones. The blush is too bright and I may have to pass along the brushes.

What did you get in this months BoxyCharm?

Thank you for reading 🖤

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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?

Thank you so much for reading 🖤

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