Blogmas Day Eleven: BoxyCharm, A Year In Review

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Eleven! Today I’m going to be doing a BoxyCharm Year In Review. I got a lot of great boxes this year and had a ton of favorite products, so I thought it would be good to put them all together and share what I really loved.

January:

The January box was a strong start to the year, and my favorite from this box was the Ace Beaute Bronzed In Paradise Palette. It didn’t feature in any of my recent looks posts, but I do like it and I do use it, it tends to fall to the back of my bronzer drawer, so I need to make a spot for it towards the front.

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February: 

Ace Beaute made a really great impression in BoxyCharm this year, at least for me, and one of the things I loved in February was the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette. I use this all the time, I think it’s a super fun and versatile palette, in fact I talked about it in yesterday’s post. The other thing I loved in February was the Wander Beauty Double Date Lip & Cheek in Rendezvous/Swipe. I use Rendezvous solely as a lip product and I like it a lot. It’s a very pretty shade of pink. 

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March: 

The March box had three items in it that I either loved already or have become staples in my makeup collection. The first of which is the Lime Crime Venus III Palette. This palette is super cute, it has some super pretty shadows in it and I love the versatility it affords. Then there’s the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara which I’ve loved pretty much since it came out, it’s so good and always does my lashes good. The last product is one that I was initially unsure of because I don’t love rose in beauty and skincare products, but it’s turned into one of my favorites and it’s the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. This locks in your makeup and you don’t feel sticky. Because of the rose water, it’s actually kinda refreshing. 

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April: 

In April I received the Flirtacious Looks Monarch Lash Pack and these lashes are SO good! It came with two pairs, Baby Girl, an angled lash and Charmer, a round lash. The second thing I loved from the April box is the Eloise Beauty Get Gleaming Body Glow Illuminator in Champagne Rich. I used this a lot during the summer and it gives a great glow but is also buildable so you can have your desired level of glow. 

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May: 

The May box saw me receiving two things that I have since repurchased and have talked about so many times since. The first is the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid Lipstick in Topless. This is a nude lipstick with the hydration of a balm and it’s so, so good. I honestly recommend, especially if you’re a nude lipstick fan. The second is the Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer. I mentioned this in my Winter Skincare post and it’s an excellent moisturizer because it not only moisturizes, but it protects against blue light which is perfect for me because I do spend a bit of time on my computer. My skin definitely likes Murad. 

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June: 

The June box had two things that very much screamed summer to me, a bright lipstick and glowy skin. The bright lipstick came in the form of the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Famous Red, which has become a go to of mine in my red lipstick collection. The glowy skin came from the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient Palette, I talk about this all the time, you guys know how much I love it. 

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July: 

In July I got a great mix of great makeup and skincare. The Ofra Mini Mix Palette in Good To Go is something I already loved, so when I saw it was a choice item for July I picked it and it turned out to be a great choice because I just hit pan on the bronzer and because these are magnetic pans, I can just swap out the new and old ones. The BellaPierre Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black has become something I reach for a lot in my eyeliner drawer and I like it a lot, you have a lot of flexibility so you can do the thin precise line or you can do a thick and dramatic wing. On the skincare side, this is when I got the Mudmasky Vitamin Infused Eye Serum, I also talked about this in my Winter Skincare post and I love it, I can see a difference since I started using it. 

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August: 

The August box featured what as become a go to eyeshadow palette for me, the Dito Cosmetics Venus Palette. I used this palette a lot during college football season and when I did my gold eye look for yesterday’s post, this is what I used to do it. I’m also a space nerd, so that made this palette extra fun for me. My second August favorite is the Volition Hibiscus Unspottable Correcting Oil. I have a couple of dark spots on my face, and this has helped tremendously, it’s a great product. Definitely recommend it you’re looking to get rid of any dark spots. 

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September: 

I’m gonna be honest, this was not my favorite box of the year. I did and do like the GlamGlow YouthMud Glow Stimulating Treatment. This is the OG GlamGlow product that made it what it is today and when you use it you can see why. Obviously the more you use it, the more results you see, but when in the 10 or so minutes you have it on, you can tell a difference. The exfoliating properties give you smooth, glowy and soft skin. The other thing I liked in this box is the Half Caked 813, Duo Fiber Brush. I use this for blush, and it gives you an airbrushed finish. It’s also super soft and I like the colors, I don’t have a lot of brushes in this color. 

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October: 

The October box was fantastic. I feel like as we got closer to the end of the year, the boxes got better and better. I’ve talked about this palette a number of times since getting it, but the October box gave me the Ace Beaute Falling For You Palette and I still love it so much. I used it yesterday and it’s still great, the color range, the mix of mattes and shimmer, the color payoff and the formulation are all top notch. This box gave me something I had never tried before, and that was the Appeal Cosmetics Adhesive Liner. I’ve worn this a few times and I do like it, I find it to be quicker and easier than messing around with lash glue, and we all know how much of a mess that can be. I also received a set of lashes that I love, they’re from Camara Aunique Beauty and they’re the Mary Lash. They do give you volume and that oomph that you want from a false lash, but it’s very natural. The last thing in this box that I love is the Tresluce Beauty Like An Artista 4 Piece Brush Set. I know that at the time I received this set the brand was fairly new, but for a new brand they seriously smashed it with the brushes. They’re all super soft, blend nicely and they’re nice to grip. 

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November: 

In November I genuinely loved everything in the box, and I don’t know if that’s happened in the time I’ve been doing BoxyCharm. It started with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light, I talk about this all the time, it makes your shadow last all day and it amplifies both mattes and shimmers without being too sticky and tacky. Then we have the Violet Voss Violet Sunset Palette. For being a smaller palette it has a lot of versatility and the colors are so, so pretty. I’ve been using this a lot recently. The Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer is one that has quickly made it’s way into the front of my bronzer drawer, I love that it’s on the lighter side so you can build it up as much as you want and you get that nice Hawaiian glow. The Luxie Pautips Por La Noche Brush Set was nice to see because I really like Luxie brushes and this came with a cute little pouch which is currently holding these brushes and all the random single brushes I had. The last product in this box is the Bodyography Makeup Brush Cleanser. I used this recently when I cleaned by brushes and having it in the spray bottle was so much quicker and easier and I feel like it didn’t take as much to clean them as it usually does. 

December: 

I won’t be revealing my thoughts and favorites from the December box in this post, but I will be doing so in my monthly favorites like I always do. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same overall Boxy favorites let me know and if not, I’d love to know what you loved from BoxyCharm this year. 

Until next time, enjoy your products, I can’t believe Blogmas is almost over and I can’t wait to see what I get next year in BoxyCharm :). 

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September BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Over the weekend I received my September BoxyCharm box and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme this month is BTS aka Behind The Scenes, so this box is full of items to get you ready for your close up.

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The first product we have is my Choice item for this month, the GlamGlow Youth Mud Stimulating & Exfoliating Treatment Mask. This mask uses volcanic pumice rock to exfoliate, smooth the appearance of fine lines and softens the skins texture. It has natural clays that lift any impurities you may have without messing with the skins essential oils. It also has antioxidants from green tea that give the skin a glowing and youthful look. This is GlamGlow’s OG mask that started it all and for whatever reason I hadn’t tried it yet so when I saw that it was a Choice option I knew I had to get it. I’ve heard great things about this mask, so I’m excited to try it out. 

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The next product we have is the Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter. This cleansing butter has fermented pumpkin enzymes and Acerola Cherry, which are rich in AHAs, that help to brighten the skin along with mango butter and chia seed oil which nourish and hydrate the skin. Elemis is one of the better skincare brands, I’ve tried a few of their products in the past and liked them a lot. I don’t use a lot of cleansing butters, but I’m interested to try this out. 

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Moving on we have the Pinky Rose Cosmetics Multi Use Makeup Base Sticks. This is the Duo Hip Hop and Jazz set. This is kind of a cool deal, the Hip Hop side of this is a cream primer stick that you can use as an eyeshadow primer, or whatever you see fit. The Jazz side is a cream eyeshadow stick that is a really pretty bronzy/copper that has some shine to it. I like it a lot, especially for this time of year. And of course you can use these together or separately. 

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The second to last product we have is the Give Them Lala Beauty Mascara. This brand is from Lala Kent who gained popularity on the Bravo show Vanderpump Rules and is fairly new. I went and checked out the website and it has this mascara listed as ‘Lala’s Everyday Mascara’. This mascara says it will give you fuller and more dramatic looking lashes without clumping, flaking or smudging. This has a silicone brush with short bristles that says it will elongate, plump and separate your lashes. I do love a good mascara so I’ll give this a try, but my one complaint is with the packaging. On the handle it has this nice marble pattern but that isn’t carried down onto the rest of the tube so it looks a little bit incomplete and mismatched.

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And the last product we have is the Half Caked Best Friends Forever – In Bloom + Duo Fiber Brush Set. This is a blush and brush set that includes the Half Caked 813 Duo Fiber Brush, 100% synthetic, which has a light lavender handle while the brush itself is a tan shade on the bottom with a brown line in the middle and white fibers on top. It did get a little smashed in the box but it’s decently soft and seems like it will be a good brush for blush and it’s supposed to give you an airbrushed finish. And speaking of blush, the In Bloom blush you get with this set is in the shade Freshly Squeezed. This blush has a matte finish and was created with sensitive skin in mind, so it’s fragrance free. This shade, Freshly Squeezed is a little more out there than I would typically go with a blush, I think it’s a little dark for me, but from the swatch I can tell you it’s incredibly pigmented and seems to blend out nicely. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your September BoxyCharm box let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get. 

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get in my October box :). 

-K 

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August Favorites

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As it’s the last day of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my August favorites. I have a pretty good mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my August BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that post I’ll link it down below. My first Boxy favorite is the Vitamasques Glow Juicy Berries Face Mask. I love a good sheet mask and this is exactly that. It probiotic and adaptogenic with Vitamin C, Niacinamide and a Super Berry Complex that has blackberry and raspberry to brighten the skin and improve uneven skin tone. I did feel like this brightened my skin and I would repurchase. This came in a set with another mask, which after this I can’t wait to use. I definitely recommend Vitamasques if you’re in the market for good face masks.

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My next beauty favorite is the Voilition Beauty Hibiscus Unspottable Correcting Oil. This is an oil that redeuces the appearance of dark spots and discoloration, soothes the appearance of stressed skin, hydrates and helps to improve moisture retention and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I have a couple little dark spots from acne scars so I started using this right after I got it and it does seem to be helping. One of them has completely gone away and I can definitely tell that the others are lightening. This comes with a little dropper applicator, so you don’t get too much coming out and you do get 35 ml/1.1 oz, so there’s a decent amount. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a face oil.

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And my last beauty favorite is the Dito Cosmetics Limited Edition Venus 12 Shade Eyeshadow Palette. I was really excited when I saw this palette because I’m a big space nerd and obviously I love makeup, so it’s the perfect combination. I’m currently working on a ‘3 Recent Looks’ with this palette, so I won’t say too much about it or give too many opinions, but I am liking it. It’s a really fun palette.

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Moving on to a random favorite, I’m really loving the weather right now. We’re at the end of summer right now so it’s not as hot, but this week we’ve had some colder and definitely more fall-like days and I’m all for it. I also love that we’re seeing the seasonal foods, beauty/skincare, decor and clothes start to pop up. 

And my last favorite is a music favorite, well actually, multiple music favorites. So many of my favorite bands/musicians have new music out right now and it’s a good time. The Doobie Brothers have four new songs out currently, and their newest album, which I have preordered and I preordered a physical copy, is coming out in October, so I’m very excited for that. I really like the four songs they have out now, so if the whole album is like that it’s going to be fantastic. Joe Bonamassa also has another new song out, the second single from his upcoming album, and I like it a lot. I like it more than the first single, and this one is more blues forward which, in my opinion, is what he does best even though he absolutely gets away with genre bending and blending. I absolutely recommend giving all these songs a listen if you haven’t. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your August favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great August :). 

-K 

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August BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my August BoxyCharm box and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme this month is Go All Out, basically embrace the summer, enjoy it and do all the things.

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So the first product we have is actually two, and it’s Vitamasques Face Masks. The first is a Glow Juicy Berries mask that is a natural probiotic and adaptogenic sheet mask with Vitamin C, Niacinamide and a Super Berry Complex that has raspberry and blackberry to brighten and improve uneven skin tone. The second is a Nourish Flower Nectar mask that is a natural probiotic and adaptogenic sheet mask with Multi-Peptides, Ceramides and Flower Extracts including Cherry Blossom, Hibiscus and Orange Blossom to nourish and repair the skin. Both of these masks are vegan, animal cruelty free and have allergen free fragrance. The masks themselves are biodegradable and come in eco-pouches. I love a good sheet mask, and these sound nice, so I’m excited to try them out. 

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Next we have the Volition Beauty Hibiscus Unspottable Correcting Oil. So this is an oil that is supposed to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration, soothe the appearance of stressed skin, hydrate and help improve moisture retention and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hibiscus is in a lot of skincare right now, it’s supposed to be incredible for your skin and have a ton of benefits, and I like the sound of this oil, so I’m interested to try it out. 

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Moving on we have the Purlisse Ageless Glow Serum BB Cream with SPF 40 in Light Medium. This is a serum infused beauty balm that has Bakuchoil, Algae Collagen and Vitamin C to firm, brighten and moisturize while giving you full, natural and glowy coverage and protecting you with SPF 40. This is my choice item for the month and it’s funny because I’ve been so busy recently that I forgot to choose an item so BoxyCharm just picked one for me. I was actually excited when I saw it because I’ve heard so many great things about the Purlisse BB Cream, people love it, but when I swatched it I found out that it’s a shade too dark for me. I’m going to buy one that is my shade because I do want to try it out. 

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The second to last item we have is the Dito Cosmetics Limited Edition Venus 12 Shade Eyeshadow Palette. This palette is inspired by the planet Venus and the 12 shadows in the palette embody that. There are 5 different finishes, matte, shimmery, creamy, ultra-shiny glitter and shimmer with sparkle. All are supposed to be highly pigmented.

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You get a decent size mirror with this palette as well, which is always great. 

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The space nerd in me really love the layout of this palette and the names of all of the shades. I think the space theme was really well done and I like it a lot. 

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Because I did take pictures of this palette outside, I took pictures of the swatches outside and inside as well so you could see both. The first shadow we have is Venus and it’s a very light and opaque pink, I had to swatch it multiple times, I think it would be a great topper. Next we have Mercury, a nude shadow that would be a great base or transition shade. Then there’s Earth, a bronzy/copper shadow. Next to that is Moon, which is a pinky red, this one also didn’t swatch the best, I had to swipe it a few times to get a real nice result. The second to last shadow we have is Jupiter, a gorgeous gold that I like a lot and the last shadow in this row is Io, which is a really pretty brown with some gold shimmer. 

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The second row starts with Deimos, a bronzy/copper glitter with silver and brown glitter as well. It’s super pretty. Next to that is Phobos, a matte medium brown. Then we have Mars, a light brown/light gold shadow that again, I had to swipe a couple times to get a good swatch. Next to that is Europa, a matte dark purple shadow. The second to last shadow we have is Ganymede, which is a  really dark purple/black and the last shadow in the row is Kallisto, which is that burgandy that’s been a really popular shadow color in palettes recently. This shadow was super crumbly when I swatched it which I wasn’t expecting, but it’s really pretty so I definitely want to see if I can make it work. Overall I think this is a nice palette, not all of the shadows swatched that great, but I’m still excited to try it out and create some fun looks. 

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And the last product we have is the Jecca Blac Play Pot in Pink Pearl. These Play Pots are cream pigments that can be used on your eyes, lips and cheeks. They’re supposed to be effortless to blend out and give you a ton of pigment. They have a vegan and cruelty free formula and this one in particular has a shimmer finish. We’ve having a bit of a heatwave right now, so when I got this after it sat in the mail truck and my mailbox, it was sweating a little bit, but I put it in the fridge for a bit and that solved the problem. It’s quite a nice shade, and I think that I would use it more on my lips and maybe my eyes than my cheeks, but I’m excited to try it. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your August BoxyCharm box let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get. 

Until next time enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get in my September box :). 

-K 

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Blogmas Day Two: Black Friday Haul

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Two! Today we’re going to be doing a Black Friday haul. I did a bit of shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday and most of it was Christmas gifts for others, so the few things that I bought for myself is what I’m going to be showing you today.

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You’ll notice that I included the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Cookie palette in this picture and that’s because I did buy it during a pre-Black Friday sale and originally this post was supposed to be the first one of Blogmas, but I was still waiting for a few things to be delivered so I swapped the posts. I will link yesterday’s post below if you haven’t read it. 

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Sticking with the theme of makeup, I picked up one of the Too Faced Twinkle Twinkle Liquid Glitter Eyeshadows. This one is in the shade Candied Rose. These are high shine, multi-dimensional liquid glitter eyeshadows that give you great color payoff, but they dry down really quickly and are really long lasting. These are on sale right now on the Too Faced website for $5.50, so get them now if you want one. I know I’m going to be getting a few more. 

 

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Moving to skincare, I picked up a few things from Sephora and the Sephora Collection. I really like the SC face masks, so I picked up a trio. 

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The first one I got is the Watermelon After Sun Mask. This comes with a face mask and a decollete mask and is for quenching and tan perfecting. This one isn’t exactly a winter mask, but I do like to keep the after sun masks in face mask drawer just to have them. 

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The next mask is a Lychee face mask that is Ultra Moisturizing and Brightening. I haven’t tried the lychee SC face mask before, but I do love a brightening and moisturizing mask, especially in the winter so I’m excited to try this one. 

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And the last one I got is a Charcoal Nose Strip. I don’t actually do nose strips that often, but I do like the charcoal ones. They’re really purifying and I think they work the best. 

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And the last thing I bought is a blanket, but not just any blanket, a super plush and oversized blanket. I got this at Kohl’s and they had a huge selection in terms of pattern and I picked this geometric blue one. 

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They weren’t wrong when they said super plush and oversized. This is probably the softest blanket I own and it’s the perfect thickness for a blanket this cozy. 

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In terms of size, it’s 5ft by 6ft and you can comfortably use the short side of it. 10/10 recommend if you’re looking for a blanket for yourself or as a gift for someone. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys picked up anything during Black Friday, I’d love to know what you got. 

Until next time, have fun shopping and I hope you’re enjoying Blogmas so far :). 

-K 

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September BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I finally got my September box from BoxyCharm and I thought today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme this month is Glam Vibes Only and the items in the box really fit the theme.

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The first product we have is the Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry. This was one of the choice items for the month, I had yet to let Boxy choose my choice item so I did this month and they chose this. This is supposed to be super hydrating, full of Vitamin C and help to reduce the look of dark circles and fine lines while leaving the under eye looking radiant. This is paraben free, formaldehyde donor free, synthetic fragrance free, phthalate free and mineral oil free and cruelty free. I’ve heard great things about Farmacy and I love a good eye cream, so I’m excited to give this a try. 

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Next we have the Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Shadows in Private Jet & Shimmering Sunset. This is a double ended liquid shadow set. I’m wearing this today and I really like it. The matte is really velvety and dried down pretty quickly and the metal is incredibly sparkly and super pretty. Private Jet is the matte, it has a doe foot applicator and is a light pink that has a lot of warmth to it and Shimmering Sunset, the metal has a pointed brush so it’s easy to apply as liner and it’s what I would call an amber/slightly rose gold glitter. 

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Moving on we have the Alamar Cosmetics Spanglish Pressed Pigment Palette. This came out not too long ago and I thought it was super pretty, so when I saw it in the box I was really excited. This palette has eight shadows, four shimmers and four mattes. 

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This palette has a really nice mirror on the left side, which is something that’s popular in new palettes right now. 

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The shimmers in this palette are super shimmery with fine glitters and reflective pearls and the mattes seem smooth and like they’d be easy to blend. 

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I swatched this palette on my arm and I did it in rows as it appears in the palette. The first shadow we have is Pero Like, a peachy/orange metallic with gold glitter. Next to that is Tiene Swing, I would call this a deep burgandy metallic that in the pan and somewhat in the swatch, looks like it has a hot pink glitter. Then there’s Ay Que Cute, a matte light pink that has some slight rosy tones and the last shadow in the row is Muy Excited. This is a matte that I would call like a burnt orange with some brown undertones. When I was doing the swatches I found Ay Que Cute and Muy Excited to be a little powdery, but not enough for me to not want to wear them and I didn’t think the other mattes were powdery. 

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The first shadow in the second row is Eres Un Show, this is a purple, lavender, metallic and it’s so pretty. Next to that is Guao, another purple metallic but this one is darker and has blue glitter. Then there’s Jajaja, this is a matte brown that I would call light-medium in tone. And the last shadow in the row is Ponte Hyper, this is a matte hot pink/fuchsia that is super bright and gives Barbie vibes. 

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The second to last product we have is the Laura Geller LashBoss Bold Mascara in Black. This says it will lengthen and curl your lashes without clumping. It has Widelash and Carob Tree Seed Extract to prevent fall out, re-densify lashes and keep them soft and conditioned. I’m confused by this mascara, the before and after pictures on the box don’t look all that different from each other and the wand itself seems pretty standard. I’m still going to try it out and if it wows me, I’ll let you know. 

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And the last product we have is the SFGlow Glam In Paradise Cannabis Sativa 3 Piece Mask Set. This has Cannabis Sativa (hemp) Oil, Green Purslane Extract and Meadowfoam Seed Oil to hydrate, calm and destress skin. This is a 3 piece set and you get the Glam Straight Face Mask, Eye Woke Up Like This Eye Mask and Sun’s Out Pouts Out Lip Mask. I don’t use a lot of lip masks, but I do love face and eye masks, so I can’t wait to try these out. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same items in your September BoxyCharm boxes let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get. 

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get in my October box :).

-K 

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May 2020 BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

The other day I received my May BoxyCharm Box and I thought today would be the perfect day to go through it. From what I understand there’s typically supposed to be a little card that says a theme and has prices for all the products, but I didn’t get one in this box so I don’t know what the theme is for this month.

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So the first product we have is the Daily Concepts Shampoo Bar. This has aloe, which helps to moisturize and balance along with soothing hair and scalp. Nopal Cactus, which helps to protect and nourish hair. And avocado oil to help with natural shine and elasticity. I could smell this through the box and it has that very natural, health food store smell. I’m pretty selective with what I put on my hair, but I’m interested by this.

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The next product we have is the Ayam BeautyCare Dead Sea Minerals + Vitamin C Serum Makeup Remover Wipes. These are cruelty free with no artificial dyes, no parabens and no phthalates. These say that they remove everything, kiss proof, long lasting, waterproof, etc and leave the skin brightened and moisturized. I don’t use makeup wipes a lot on my face, I typically use them for removing swatches, and that’s the test that I did on these. They did get all the makeup off my arm and they smell really good. This is not an ad or a sponsored post, but Ayam BeautyCare reached out to me on Instagram and gave me a discount code. So if you go to their website and use BOXYFAM you’ll get 30% off your order.

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Moving on we have the GlamGlow BerryGlow Probiotic Recovery Mask. This mask has a bunch of incredible things in it. Jojoba Oil, hyaluronic acid and shea butter for hydrating and protecting your skin’s moisture barrier. A blend of blueberry, cranberry and goji berry extracts along with vitamins to nurture the skin. And Lactobacillus ferment probiotic to support and help balance your skin’s microbiome. I really like GlamGlow masks and this one smells really good, so I’m excited to try it out.

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The second to last product we have is the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. This primer is infused with mineral rich clay to absorb any excess oil and has a fade proof, crease proof translucent finish that will make your eyeshadow more long wearing and vibrant. I’m always interested in a good eyeshadow primer and I have yet to try out anything from Pretty Vulgar, so I’ll let you guys know what I think.

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And the last product we have is the Studio Makeup Ease-To-Wear Eyeshadow Palette. This is a 9 pan, neutral palette with a mix of mattes and shimmers. This palette is similar to and reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette in tone and color story. I wouldn’t call it a dupe, but I think it would be a good alternative. The UD Naked Reloaded is 12 pans and $44.00 and this one is 9 pans and $35.00. I did swatch this on my arm and at first the mattes were a little powdery, but they definitely seem workable and I think the shimmery shades are nicely pigmented. The first fives shadows we have are Sheen, which is a light almost champagney color. Then we have Flaxen, a medium brown shimmer, next to that is Bare, a light almost gray/brown matte. Gilded is next and that is a light shimmery brown and Wicked, a dark chocolatey brown shimmer.

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The next four starts with Lace, a matte really light almost nudey brown. Then we have Dusk which is a very pretty pink that falls between light and medium and has just a bit of shine. Next to that is Blush and that is a light matte mauve and the last shadow is Fate, a very deep matte chocolate brown.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your May BoxyCharm Box let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get.

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get in my June BoxyCharm box :).

-K

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January 2020 Sephora Play Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be unboxing my January Sephora Play Box. The theme this month is Stress-Free Beauty. That means that these are products that you can count on in your routine to work every time. The bag itself is plastic with a snap and lock closure at the top. The front is a see through tealy/blue with various beauty and lifestyle products and ‘Play! By Sephora’ in the middle. The back is white with ‘How to PLAY! 1. Open 2. Heart eyes emoji 3. Repeat #SephoraPlay’ written in that same tealy/blue.

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The first product we have is the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. This is supposed to smooth, hydrate and help protect your hair. You put this on after you shampoo and you lather from root to tip and leave in for five to ten minutes. I have this in my shower right now and I love it. It smells great and my hair feels extra soft and smooth after I use it. If your looking for a hair mask I definitely recommend this one.

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Next we have the GlamGlow SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask. You put a thin layer of this on your skin, you can also use this as a spot treatment, leave on until it hardens and wash off with warm water. Because this has activated charcoal it’s supposed to be really purifying and great for the skin. I really like charcoal masks, so I’m excited to try this.

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Moving on we have the Shiseido WASO Clear Mega Hydrating Cream. This is a clear gel moisturizer with peony root extract and whole carrot cells that is supposed to give you intense hydration and help to brighten the skin. I tried this a few months ago and there’s something in it that my skin does not like because it made me break out. But I know a lot of people do like this.

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The next product we have is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. This is one of my absolute favorite eyeliners. It’s really precise, you get a great line and it’s great if you want a hassle free cat eye.

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The second to last product we have is the Lancome Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base. This is a mascara primer, it has a microfiber brush so it gets each lash and vitamin E which helps to nurture and condition your lashes. I personally don’t use mascara primers, I don’t really like them, but this one has great reviews and people seem to really like it.

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And the last product we have, this month’s bonus, is the Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette. I’m gonna be honest, I have a cold and I’m stuffed up so I have no idea what this smells like. But it says that it’s floral with bergamot and lily of the valley. I don’t always go for a floral scent in perfume because they can be heavy but I’ll let you guys know what I think of this once I can fully smell.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your January Play Box let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get.

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get next month :).

-K

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask: https://www.sephora.com/product/dont-despair-repair-deep-conditioning-mask-P388628

GlamGlow SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask: https://www.sephora.com/product/supermud-r-clearing-treatment-mini-P426309

Shiseido WASO Clear Mega Hydrating Cream: https://www.sephora.com/product/waso-clear-mega-hydrating-cream-P421768

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner: https://www.sephora.com/product/tattoo-liner-P245205

Lancome Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base: https://www.sephora.com/product/cils-booster-xl-super-enhancing-mascara-base-P128706

Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette: https://www.sephora.com/product/amazing-grace-eau-de-toilette-P33801

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Target Beauty Box Review

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing a post that I wanted to do for a little while and that is a Target Beauty Box review. I mentioned in my review of the Target Men’s Box that I was sent that by mistake instead of what I actually ordered, but that was sorted quickly and now here we are. I had been hearing about the Target Beauty Box for a bit but I hadn’t tried it, and now that I subscribe to the Walmart Beauty Box I thought it would be interesting to compare the two. So before we get into it I want to mention that the box that I purchased is from June. When I made the purchase the July box was available, but after looking at the two I decided that this one had more items that I would end up using, so that’s what I went with. The box itself is white and the lid is bright and multicolored with birds and some landscape elements. In the middle is the Target logo with ‘beauty’ next to it in black. On the inside surrounding the products is light pink tissue paper.

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So the first product we have is the Pantene Intense Rescue Shots. This is supposed to treat any damage you have and help to prevent split ends. I actually received this in my most recent Walmart box, and I have been trying it out. I won’t say too much because I want to talk about it in an upcoming post, but I have noticed that the ends of my hair have been extra soft.

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Next up we have the Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalize Cucumber and Green Tea Dry Shampoo. This is a dry shampoo that has no parabens, gluten or colorants. It’s pH-balanced and is color safe. Herbal Essences is a brand I have only briefly used but not for many years and I have a couple of dry shampoos that I really love, so we’ll see how this one stands up.

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Moving on, we have another dry shampoo but this one is the TRESemme Between Washes Volumizing Dry Shampoo. This has mineral clay and citrus, doesn’t leave behind any residue like some dry shampoos can and you’re supposed to be left with what looks like day one, fresh, volumized hair. I also received this in my Walmart box and I have yet to try it but I will and I’ll let you guys know what I think.

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The second to last product we have is the Pixi T-Zone Peel Off Mask. This has a superfood blend that is supposed to get rid of oil and impurities and leave you with healthy glowing skin. You apply it in an even layer, wait for it to dry and once it has you peel it off. I really like Pixi and I love products like this so I’m excited to try it out.

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And the last product we have is the CND Vinylux Mini Duo in Romantique. This is a nail polish in a really pretty light pink shade and it comes with a top coat that is supposed to help it resist chips and last for seven days. I’m always buying new polishes, I’ve never used this brand before but I looked into them and it seems like they have a great range of colors. I’m interested to put this to the test and see how well it holds up. I’ll definitely let you guys know what I think.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I did mention that I wanted to compare it to the Walmart box and overall I think they’re very similar. You get pretty much the same amount of products and sometimes the exact same products. With the Walmart box you get a bag and with this you don’t. This is a monthly box and Walmart does it quarterly, so you get four boxes a year, one box per season. And the price is different, this Target box is $7.00, you do get free shipping and free returns. The Walmart box is $5.00 and all you’re paying for there is shipping. And I will leave a link down below for the Target box.

Until next time, you can never subscribe to too many beauty boxes and I’d love to know what your favorite subscription/beauty box is :).

-K

Target Beauty Box: https://www.target.com/b/target-beauty-box/-/N-9nty6

Men’s Target Box Post: https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2019/07/20/target-beauty-box-mens-edition-review/

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Winter Walmart Beauty Box Review

Hi everyone,

Today we’re going to be talking about a new beauty subscription box, the Walmart Beauty Box. Back in late December I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a post about this box, and having never heard of it I was interested. So I looked it up and for the sake of wanting to try new/different subscription boxes in 2019, I bought it. This is a box that you get four times a year, winter, spring, summer and fall. I believe there are two or three different versions of this box that you can get and all you pay is $5.00 for shipping. You get six products plus a bag, the products range in size and there’s an array of brands. And the theme for this season is Hydration Heroes and I got the Trendsetter box.

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When you open the box there’s a stack of cards on top that tell you the theme and info on some of the products.

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The first product I saw in this box was the Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel-Cream with Hyaluronic Acid. This is supposed to lock in moisture, brighten and smooth skin, all while hydrating for 24 hours. I already have an eye cream that I love, but I would be interested to see how this compares.

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The second product we have is the Garnier SkinActive Soothing 3-in-1 Moisturizer. This can be used as a day cream, night cream and mask. This one is made with rose water, which is very hydrating and no matter how you use this it’s supposed to give you a ton of hydration and soothe your skin. And it’s made without parabens, silicones or dyes.

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Next we have the Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask. In total there are five of these Garnier hair masks. Nourish Dry Hair, Smooth Frizzy Hair, Protect Color Vibrancy, Strengthen Weak Hair and this one. This particular one has papaya extract and that’s really good for making your hair soft and smooth. This can be used three ways, as a mask, a conditioner and as a leave-in. I’ve never used one of these before, but I’ve heard good things.

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Moving on we have the Olay Daily Facials Daily Hydrating Clean with Grapeseed Extract. This is a makeup wipe that you run under water and it becomes a 5-in-1 makeup remover, scrub, toner, mask and cleanser. Way back when I first started wearing makeup my mom used the Olay makeup wipes, so I am familiar. I’ve mentioned that I rarely use makeup wipes to take my makeup off now, but I am interested to see how these have changed since the last time I used one.

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The second to last product we have is the Curel HydraTherapy Wet Skin Moisturizer. You apply this to your skin after you shower/take a bath and it’s supposed to get rid of dry skin and leave you feeling really soft and moisturized. I have a friend that uses this and she loves it. I don’t have any wet skin moisturizers, so I’m excited to try this out and I’ll let you guys know what I think.

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The last product is the Soo Ae Unicorn Glow Hologram Mask. This is a charcoal mask that is supposed to detox and brighten you skin. I love face masks, so I’m looking forward to trying this one.

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The very last thing in this box is the bag. This is a silver/pewter color, it has light blue rain drops on one side and the Walmart logo on the other side. A black lining on the inside and a tassel pull on the zipper. This bag is 5 by 7, so it can hold quite a few things.

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That about wraps it up for this post, overall, I think that $5.00 this is a good deal. I probably will continue with this, to see what products the other seasons bring. I will leave a link down below if you guys are interested. And if you got the winter Walmart Beauty Box, which box did you get and what’s your favorite product?

Until next time, here’s to trying more new things and you can never subscribe to too many subscription boxes :).

-K

Walmart Beauty Box:

https://beautybox.walmart.com

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