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 πŸ’œ

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BeRad Cosmetics | Cruelty Free/ Vegan Faux Mink Lash & Natural Adhesive Remover.

First, let me start off by saying how thankful I am for this package. I rarely buy lashes, because I never use them. Now, I am stocked up for a while!

About the brand:

Be Rad Cosmetics is all about living your life as fully and consciously as possible.”

Be Rad is a cruelty free, vegan, and mindful beauty brand. Who, if I do say so myself, makes so stunning lashes.

Each pair is $20 and there are 4 different styles. My favorite is “Boss Babe All Day.”

Here they are on my eyes here!

And here!

You can purchase them, and the three other last styles, Here.

The lashes are easy to apply, keep in mind I rarely wear lashes. (Thank god there was some duo lash glue in the package!!)

The band isn’t too wide, but it isn’t too thin either.

Is $20 steep? I think so ( if it wasn’t for their other products) But, compared to similar products it is on par as far as price goes.

With the next Be Rad product we will be discussing, these lashes will last ages.

The Lash Adhesive Remover

Be Rad came out with a NATURAL lash adhesive remover!

It cost $25 and comes with 2-10mL bottles. One of the wash the second the rinse.

This may seem like a small amount of product, however, you only need one-two sprays of each!

The remover is made with essential oils that are plant based. Completely free of harsh toxins and chemicals.

Before

As you can see, there is a ton of build up on my lashes.

So first I sprayed them with the wash. The let it sit for 4 minuets.

Then I peeled the Adhesive off with tweezers. It came off the first lash super easy. Not so much the second.

Once I got the adhesive off, I sprayed it with the rinse, the them sit for a bit, then stored them away!

After

All that build up is gone.

I will be honest it took a bit on the second lash. But, it did come off.

If I wore lashes more often this is 100% a system I would repurchase.

Final thoughts?

I love the lashes, when I wear them these will definitely be my go to lashes!

The adhesive remover is a fantastic idea, and I will definitely use it. If I get more in to lashes I will purchase it once I run out. You can get it Here, for your self!

I am very much so looking forward to see what Be Rad has in store for the future. They are a cruelty free, vegan, and mindful brand. What isn’t to fall in love with?

Get 20% off your first order with BERAD20 (not an affiliate link)

What do you think of falsies? Comment below!

Thank you so much for reading πŸ’œ

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Fortune Cookie Soap OTM June β€˜18| 80’s

Today has just been, well, the worst. So I decided to finally open up my Fortune Cookie Soap of the month Box for June.

I absolutely love Soap. I always have. Apparently when I was younger I would ask to go smell soap instead of look at toys.

FCS is a cruelty free brand and all their items are made in Oklahoma, USA. I believe I pay around $35 a month for this box including shipping. I live in Missouri for reference.

This months theme is the 80’s. Let’s dig in!

Billie Jean Perfume Oil $7.99

“Mandarin zest, birch wood, and vanilla.”

The scent of Billie Jean is warm with citrusy under notes. I actually really enjoy it. I have a few other FCS perfume oils and they all last a very long time.

“Danger Zone” It’s a Doodie! Toilet spray $9.99

“Peach Melba, sugar musk, Black Cherry.”

More of FCS’s version of poo-poury!!! We love the other one I received. This one has a nice scent to it as well.

Permed and Teased Argon Hair Shine Serum $8.99

Sweet Pea and a base note of nectarine “

I can always use a good hair oil. I have frizzy, wavy, and damaged hair. I am always happy to try a new one. Especially one that smells so good!

Life is Delicious Lip Scrub $9.99

“Strawberries “

I will be honest, I am not big on the taste of strawberries. But I did test this product out so I think I am going to see if my mom wants it.

For reference it is not as harsh as the Lush lip scrubs, and also more moisturizing. It would be perfect if it wasn’t strawberry flavored.

Mixtape Glowtion $14.99

“Watermelon, light white floras, coconut”

I have tried this Glowtion a few times already. I love it! It smells fantastic and makes my arms and legs look so good. It has a slight tan tint to it as well as some shimmer. It is the perfect product for summer.

FCS Vice Cooling Aloe Mist $9.99

“Mojitos, sugared papaya, casaba melon”

This aloe mist is meant to cook you down after a day in the sun. Or just feeling super hot in general. This is another product I have already tried. I love it, another great edition to your summer product arsenal.

Totally Rad Facial Cleansing Oil $16.99

Bartlett pears, pink grapefruit, pink sugar”

Always up for a facial cleanser. This is one is packed with vitamin E,A,C and D. Sounds like a great way to fight bacteria to me.

There is only one product this month I won’t be using. Everything else I am already loving or very excited to try. Another Of The Month well worth the money. I am excited to see what next month brings!

Which products are you curious to see reviewed?

Thank you so much for readingπŸ’œ

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VeΓ­se | Clean Skincare

Fun fact of the day. I am running out of things to read. What are you favorite books?

Now, for the actual reason you are here. CLEAN SKINCARE!

VeΓ­se is a beauty brand committed to empowering women, never testing on animals, and using only clean ingredients. 1% of ALL of their sales go to helping further the education of women in impoverished areas. What an amazing mission.

It is so so important that we are smart consumers and support companies with strong ethics and quality products. You can see that their ethics are FANTASTIC. Here’s what I think of the products I got to try.

Hydrating Face Wash $24 5.2Oz

The packaging is a frosted glass bottle with a pretty pink label and a black pump. Thank god for pumps!

The ingredients in this face wash are so easy to find and so easy to understand. “Apple cider vinegar, geranium raw honey, and virgin marula. How clear is that?! I know I feel 100000 times better when I know exactly what is going in and on my body.

But does it work? Yes! My face feels clean, fresh, and soft after each use. I’m addicted. And it’s great for all skin types.

You can get addicted too, get it here.

Dream Serum $38 0.5 Fl.Oz

The packaging is again frosted glass and there is a pump to dispense the product.

Let’s touch the main concern right off the bat. That is a lot of money, for a little product. But, that little bit packs a ton of punch.

The serum contains Hyaluronic Acid, Kojic Acid, vitamin C, and Lactobacillus.

The purpose of this product is to fight acne and fade scaring.

I have a ton of acne and have a lot of scarring. The two weeks that I have been using this product I have had a better complexion than I have in ages. I plan on doing a more in-depth post, that will really show off the progress.

I don’t like spending money, but this is a product I don’t think I can live with out.

See the magic for your self, here.

I want to try more from VeΓ­se so bad! I am in love with both of the products I have tried from them. I know for a fact I will repurchase!

Have you tried any VeΓ­se products?

Thank you for reading πŸ’œ

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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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FCS OTM Club | The Force

Hi guys!

I love Star Wars, like. A lot! I have for as long as I can remember. My dad and step mom are mega fans. On Christmas we have two Star Wars trees in our family room, which is already decked out in Star Wars memorabilia.

If some how you haven’t managed to guess the theme of this Fortune Cookie Soap OTM Box (May 2018) ITS FRICKING STAR WARS!!!

*This Box is $28 a month plus S&H. You get full a deluxe sample sized products that are exclusive or haven’t launched! Everything is Cruelty Free πŸ–€*

This is my first FCS monthly box, so I am very excited to talk about it. I considered doing a YouTube video, but I am waiting for a thing to take progress before I actually being messing with YouTube again…

Sky Walker Spray Lotion $9.99

You spray this lotion on after you shower. You are supposed to rub it in quickly, sense it absorbs rather quickly.

I have never tried a spray lotion before, so this is a new type of product for me. The lotion is scented with ” sugar coated lemon, mango sorbet, and tea leaves.”

It smells fantastic.

Rebel Princess Restorative Hair Mask $19.99

I am always in need of a good hair mask. You are supposed to shampoo your hair, towel dry it, apply the mask and leave on for 5-7 minuets, wash out, then condition as normal.

I am excited to give this mask a go, my hair has been a joke lately.

It is scented with red grapefruit, orange blossoms, and “crisp Alderaanian ozone” lol.

Beautiful.

The Droids You’re Looking For OCD Hand Sanitizer $2.89 Lotion $3.99

The hand sanitizer is gold and the lotion is blue. That’s a super cute touch. Both smell amazing and are definitely going in my bag.

Scented with key lime, cilantro, avocado, pear nectar, coconut milk, and sandalwood.

It is a lovely scent!

The Dark Side Red Clay Face Mask $14.95

I am giving this mask a try tonight, so a review should be up soon!

You leave the mask on for ten minuets and then massage it in. We will discuss it in depths soon!

Hidden Rebel Base Room & Fabric Spray $8.99

The scent of this room spray is fantastic and very long lasting! I spray my closet with room spray and have been using a different one for FCS. But, I think this is my new favorite smell!!!

It is scented with sea salt air, cyclamen flower, and black plum.

I need everything in my life to smell like a hidden rebel base now.

Smuggler Sugar and Spice Body Polish $15.95

I am all about a good sugar scrub, and I have never tried one from FCS. There is a little scoop in the bag to help you get the product out of the gold sealable bag.

It is scented with cardamom, pistachio, buttercream, and rose water. It sounds delightful!

The total value of the box is $76.75. This is an awesome value! I will be getting use out of every product in the box. I definitely recommend giving this subscription a try or at least checking out Fortune Cookie Soap. πŸ–€

Thank you so much for stopping by.

What are your favorite bath and body items?

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Violet Voss Hashtag Palette | Look and Review

Welcome!

Post tidbit:

Recently I have been obsessed with succulents. I have a cute little collection going. I paint mason jars and old candle jars to put them in and they sit right by all my crystals!

Not only am I obsessed with succulents, but I am OBSESSED with Violet Voss eyeshadows. When I saw their warm/cranberry palette named “Hashtag” I had to have it.

The palette contains 20 shades in various finishes and an awesome mirror.

It retails for $45 and can be purchased Here.

The pans in Violet Voss palettes are nicely sized. The layout of the shadows is very ascetically pleasing!

Swatches:

β€’ Fresh – White matte

β€’ Sauce – Nude matte

β€’ Savage – Pale peach matte

β€’ G.O.A.T – Dusty pink matte

β€’ ILY – Black matte

β€’ Truth – Golden shimmer

β€’ Lady Boss – Champagne shimmer

β€’ No Filter – Deep golden shimmer

β€’ Throwback – Orange shimmer

β€’ Lit – Bronze shimmer

β€’ Vacay – Rose gold shimmer

β€’ Goals – Orange matte

β€’ FOMO – Light pink shimmer

β€’ Low-Key – Pink toned brown shimmer

β€’ Living – Pink purple shimmer

β€’ Sunset – Purple matte

β€’ Relevant – Purple shimmer

β€’ TBT – Plum matte

β€’ Petty AF – Deep purple shimmer

β€’ Life – Indigo matte

The Look:

*I apologize for the font change. When I copied the shade description from beautybay.com the font messed up.**

  • I primed my eyes with the NYX Glitter Primer. I set it with the shade “Fresh”.
  • I took a fluffy crease brush and used the shade “Sauce” as my transition.
  • I did the same thing with the shade “Savage”.
  • And again with the shade “goals” but with a bit of a smaller brush. I also put it on the inner and outer corners of my lid.
  • I went over “Goals” with “TBT” And also concentrated it more in my crease.
  • I then popped the shade “Relevant” in the center.
  • “Relevant” didn’t give me enough of a pop so I placed “Truth” on top of it.

  • Under my eyes I placed “TBT” as close as I could to my water line.
  • I blended that out with “Savage”
  • And then blended again with “Sauce”.
  • I popped “Truth” into the inner corner.

Final Thoughts:

I love it! This palette is fantastic. Violet Voss has probably my favorite shadow formula. If you are into cranberry and warm shades I would say that the Hashtag palette is very much so worth the $45. The shadows are infused with jojoba oil, so your lids are getting some special treatment! They are also made with out parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠 out of five fish. I highly recommend this palette!

Thank you so much for stopping byπŸ’œ

What is your all time favorite eyeshadow palette?

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