Petit Vour | September 2019

I, of course, have any other unboxing for y’all tonight.

This is my September Petit Vour Box!

It is 100% cruelty free, vegan, and clean beauty. The box is $19 a month with free US shipping.

When you review the products in your box you can get points you can use as cash on their site. When ever you make a purchase on the Petit Vour site you get 20% cash back to use on their site as well!

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Lip Balm “Flirt” $17

This lip balm is lemon scented, has a reef safe SPF, and is recommended by the Cancer foundation as an effective lip protectant.

Jane Iredale is a brand that I really enjoy, so I was happy to receive this item as our makeup product this month.

I love products like this for quick and easy makeup days, or days where I go with out. Personally, I would not pay $17 for a lip balm, but I am glad to have it! Makes me feel fancy.

The Seaweed Bath Co. Firming Detox Body Cream $4 deluxe sample size

I am still not positive as to what a firming Cream is for. However, it is rosemary and mint scented, which is a lovely combination. I am just going to use this as a body lotion and hope that I am not doing something wrong.

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Hand And Body Soap $5 deluxe sample size

The scent of this soap is beautiful. I really enjoy peppermint. Once I finish my current body wash and I am going to throw this sample into my rotation.

Laura B Beauty Nail Growth Serum $75

I have recently stopped getting acrylic nails. I cannot being to explain how badly I need a product to repair my nails. I am sure those of you who have had acrylics in the past can understand. I am hoping with such a steep price tag that I will actually see a difference in my nails

Over all thoughts?

For $19 I received $101 worth of products, all of which I will be getting use out of. I am so happy to be back on the Petit Vour train, and highly recommend you all check out their site.

What is your favorite cruelty free beauty box?

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My last Ipsy Un-bagging | September 2019

If you read my Ipsy Plus post for this month, you would know that I sadly will no longer be getting the normal ipsy, because I opted in to their new level service and did not find it practical to still receive Glam Bag and Glam Bag Plus.

Ipsy Glam Bag is now $12 a month and you receive 5 deluxe samples sized, some times full sized beauty items.

The bag

This months Bag is beautiful. It is a dusty mauve color with a what appears to be rose quartz crystal on the zipper. The bag feels very nicely made! I will miss getting a bag each month.

What’s inside?

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

I am not a big fan of sleeping masks. My skin never reacts well to them, so I am wary of trying this. I will probably throw it in as a freebie with a Mercari purchase.

IBY Beauty Highlighter in Private Jet

My next item is a cute little highlighter from IBY. It is the perfect size for travel, with sturdy packaging. It is also cruelty free and vegan!

I think the shade may be too gold for my fair skin tone, but I am willing to give it a try. Maybe more so for my inner corner and brow bone.

Ofra Cosmetics x Madison Miller Ollie need is love Blush

This is a really peach blush. I think it is really pretty and will appear nicely on my skin. It is very buttery, and there is the smallest bit on shimmer in the product. This did not transfer to the swatch.

Phase Zero Makeup Satin Eyeshadow In Velvet

If I remember correctly, Phase Zero is also a cruelty free brand!

The shade Velvet is a very pretty metallic burgundy. I cannot wait to just throw this shadow all over my lids!

Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara

I actually already own the full size of this mascara and love it. It really does give the false lash effect. The packaging is also adorable.

My Add-ons

With Ipsy’s add on program you can purchase a few extra products at some awesome prices!

Ofra x Madison Miller Highlighter In Moondance

This highlighter is beautiful and I got it for only $12, maybe even $9!

It is a light yellow gold- perfect for my fair skin!

Ofra x Madison Miller Liquid Lip In Oh My Ry Ry

This liquid lip is named after Madison’s daughter Riley, who is precious.

The shade is a really pretty mauve, so just my type. The Ofra Liquid Lip Formula is fantastic, I would try any Ofra shade thrown at me and probably love it.

Over all?

I think this was a great bag to go out on. I got some beautiful products and the bag itself is stunning.

What was in your Ipsy bag?

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Subscription box Win or Womp | Butter London Natural Goddess Palette

I am finally back on it with the Palette reviews.

Eyeshadows are my favorite makeup product. And certain palettes and shades are incredibly inspiring.

As I have been exploring Mercari and what not more, I have noticed people searching out palettes and products that have come in subscription boxes. Which prompted this idea for a new series on my blog!

To kick off Subscription Box Win or Womp I decided to play with the beautifully packaged Butter London Natural Goddess Eyeshadow Palette.

The Specs:

Butter London is a 100% Cruelty Free brand. The Natural Goddess Palette retails for $32 on their website, Here. This palette is also paraben free, which is great.

Please keep in mind, Carmine is a color additive in some of the shades, meaning this is not a vegan product!

The packaging is slim and beautiful. It contains a built in mirror. It is a nice little size to travel with.

The shades

There are four shimmer shades, as well as two matte shades.

Enchantress: Shimmering Sand

Queen: Shimmering Copper

Star: Metallic Green

Diva: Metallic Gold

Temptress: Matte chocolate brown, with a bit of a red under tone.

Femme Fatale: Matte turquoise

A simple explanation of the look I did

  • I started with a fluffy crease brush and used temptress to lightly define my crease. I later went in a deepened it just a bit.
  • I took a flat shaded brush and applied diva to the inner half of my lid.
  • Using the other side of the same brush, I applied star to the rest of my lid.
  • With a bit fluffier of a shading brush, I applied queen on to my inner corner, and a little bit on to the first part of my lid.
  • Using that same brush I applied enchantress to my brow bone. Speaking of, please ignore my brows, I am trying to let them grow.

All I did for my lower lash line was use a blue liner, then smoked it out with Femme Fatale.

This look was quick and easy to do. All the shades are buttery and easy to work with.

Win or Womp?

This was a hard one to start out with! While I do think it is a great palette for someone who just wants some lid shades, a matte, and a pop of color, I wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase it unless that is all you want. I also wish that this palette had a matte transition shade. Which in theory, you could use the Femme Fatale shade for.

My final conclusion. I will be keeping this in my collection, so for me it is a WIN. But, on the other hand I don’t think this is a palette anyone really needs to run out and get, so win for me, Womp for the idea of going out and purchasing it.

Have you tried this palette? What are your thoughts?

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Ipsy Plus Unboxing | September 2019

I have another unboxing for you all!

To start, I want to let you all know that this will be my last month of normal Ipsy and Ipsy plus, as I decided to upgrade to their newest 12 item box, and just could not justify keeping the regular and the plus.

Ipsy plus contains 5 full sized beauty products based off your beauty profile. It is $21 a month.

This months box is themed “find your light”. Apparently September is all about new paths and possibilities, which really fits my life right now!

Let’s go ahead and get into the pretty pink box.

Paris Hilton Skincare Pro DNA Dual- Action Cleansing Gel $39

The packaging of the cleanser is not what I would expect from the likes of Paris Hilton, but I like it.

This cleanser has shimmer, I guess because it’s Paris Hilton. Caviar Lime, Pineapple based brightener, Apple amino, and white tea.

This cleanser is cruelty free! I have to say, I get excited about trying pricey skin care. I would never purchase it, but it is fun while I have it.

Nomad Cosmetics Berlin Underground Intense Eyeshadow Palette $37

I have wanted this palette so badly! Nomad is an indie brand, and I love supporting indie brands. The color story is beautiful and right up my alley. There is only one matte, but I have enough palettes that I can pull into assist in creating a look.

Here are some of the shades swatched. Featuring my new bird skull tattoo! The shades are intense and butter. They look amazing on the lids. The quality is just stellar. I have to try more from Nomad!

Ciaté London Extraordinary Translucent Powder $22

I have been wanting to try a new translucent powder, so this arrived at the perfect time.

The powder is soft and finely milled. It did not make any areas on my face feel dry or cakey. The packaging does not have a way to close the sifter, so be careful when you open it after you take off the plastic seal.

Wander Beauty Frame your Face Micro Brow Pencil “Taupe” $21

This is a super basic micro brow pencil. Worked just like the ABH brow wiz for me, and the color match is great.

Ofra Cosmetics x Madison Miller Squad Palette $35

If you are unaware of who Madison Miller is, she is a YouTuber who works with Ipsy. She creates some great content, I recommend checking her out. She recently came out with a collection with Ofra, and I guess this is one of the products!

There are two highlights and one blush. I cannot use the darker highlight on my face, but it is really pretty in the inner corner. The blush shade is more of a dusty rose- which is the blush shades I lead towards. The lighter highlight works well on my fair skin and is very glowy!

Here are all the products on my face

Over all thoughts?

I got an amazing box this month! For $21 I got $154 worth of beauty products. Going out with a bang with Ipsy plus.

What was in your box this month?

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A totally random un-boxing | Gacha Gacha Crate

We I subscribed to Doki Doki Crate I used a promotion to a Gacha Gacha Crate by Japan Crate for free.

I was curious to see what little things would come in it, and man is it interesting.

Gacha Gacha Crate comes with 6 Gachapon from Japan and retails for $28 a month. From their site it looks like they have sent some really cute figures in the past.

Let’s see what my Gachapon are!

Ball #1

My first Gachapon is an inflatable travel pillow that looks like a croissant. I don’t own a travel pillow is this is actually pretty useful, and it makes me giggle.

Ball #2

My second Gachapon is a cute sushi keychain! I love sushi, so this makes my heart happy.

And you can squeeze it and the center pops out! Great for my fidgety self. On my keys it goes!

Ball # 3

My third Gachapon is the cute little animal tapestry! I have no idea what it says, but I will definitely be displaying it.

Ball # 3

My third Gachapon is this cute little unicorn. It came in just a long strand and I had to twist it into the correct shape, which was nice and relax. She is very cute and needs a name.

Ball # 4

My fifth Gachapon is this little fishing game. I remember playing this game (in a larger size) as a kid. Though this is super cute, I am going to gift it to a younger cousin, as she will get more use out of it than I will.

Ball #6 The final Gachapon

My last Gachapon is this precious like cat figurine with a stereo. I will be displaying him on my shelf that holds my other little figures.

Over all thoughts?

This was a super fun box to unbox, but I will not be subscribing. However, if you wish to you can use the code GACHA3 for $3 off your first crate! *not an affiliate code*

What is the cutest or coolest thing you have ever gotten from a crank or claw machine?

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BoxyLuxe Un-Boxing | September 2019

Hey guys!

Today I bring you a BoxyLuxe un-boxing! BoxyLuxe is $49 every quarter and contains 7-8 full sized beauty products.

This months theme is “All Access” and it appears that I got version 8.

Violet Voss Essentials Eyeshadow Palette $29

If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know that I love Violet Voss shadows. In fact, they have one of my favorite shadow formulas.

I really enjoy the color story of these palette. For just a 10 pan palette, I find it very inspiring.

The shadows are pigmented and very easy to blend. This palette is so easy to create beautiful looks with.

Dr. Brandt Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask $52

This is the only product from the box I will not be using. When I have used sleeping masks in the past, the next day my skin has been extremely broken out. I am a little wary of using them, and do not want to risk it. I do have a family member who will really enjoy this product, so I will be passing it on to her.

Hank & Henry Blickity Black Eye Liner $20

This is the first Hank and Henry product I have tried, and I am happy to finally have the chance.

This liner has a brush tip applicator and it very pigmented. It reminds me a lot of the Kat Von D tattoo liner upon application. After trying the liner some I really enjoy it. I think it may be my new favorite!

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick “Angelo” $22

Stila’s liquid lipstick formula is beautiful. It dries down quickly and is very comfortable to wear. I highly recommend giving the Stay All Day Liquid lipsticks a try if you have not already!

Angelo is a little peachy nude. I think it is very complimentary of my skin tone.

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Palette $45

I have wanted this palette since it came out, but never picked it up. I am super excited to finally own it! The shades are beautiful, and the palette smells like chocolate. The palette is very sturdy with a great mirror, perfect for travel!

Glow Recipe Pineapple C-Bright Serum $49

This is another product that I have had my eye on. The packaging is cute and it smells like dole canned pineapples. The scent does dissipate rather quickly. The serum sunk in to the skin quickly, and actually worked lovely as a primer.

Moda 8 Pc Brush Kit $69.99

In this brush kit you get close to a full face of brushes. They are well made, very soft, and I have yet to notice any shedding with use. However, there is no way I would pay $69.99 for these brushes. That price seems very steep for what is more of a drugstore brush line.

IGK Mistress Hydrating Balm $29

I am all about leave in conditioner. I have thinker frizzy hair, and boy does it need hydration. I am really enjoying this Balm so far. It seems to be helping maintain smoothness in my hair through out the day, and the scent reminds me of a salon.

Above is a look done with all of the products included in this seasons box. Over all I really love everything and I am super happy with the version that I received.

For $49 I got $315.99 worth of product! Needless to say, I highly recommend giving BoxyLuxe a go.

Have you tried BoxyLuxe? What was your favorite item that you received?

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Makeup Empties | August 2019

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog!

During the month of August, I finished a nice little amount of makeup items, so I figured I could take this opportunity to make a dedicated makeup empties post.

I am going to give you my thoughts and we will see if any of these products will find their way back into my shopping cart.

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation shade Y225 *Sample Size*

I did enjoy this sample. The foundation is full coverage and did not break me out. However, MUF is not cruelty free. Therefore, I will not be purchasing the full size of this foundation.

Wet N Wild Skinny Mascara

I thought this mascara was going to work well for my water line, but it did not really do much. Even if WNW has not lied about their CF status, I still would not purchase this mascara.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power “Universal Taupe”

I got this brow pencil in a subscription box, and it did its job very well. The shade matched well and I enjoy the consistency. I don’t agree with paying $20+ for brow products, but if the Brow Power pencil was on sale, I would purchase it!

Butter London Power Up Mascara

This is another subscription box item. This mascara was amazing. I really enjoyed it. However, there are cheaper ones that I enjoy more. If I were to see this mascara on sale, I would probably pick up a tube. It made my lashes look very full, which is hard to do.

Essence Brow Pencil

This is a $2-3 brow pencil that I love. I purchase multiple at once and always have one in my makeup bag. It is inexpensive, cruelty free, and does its job well. I will be repurchasing. Side note; would any of you be interested in a more comprehensive view of the brand essence?

Ulta Beauty Brown Tint In Soft Brown

This brow tint is great! It is a nice alternative to products like the glossier boy brow. I bounce between the shades soft brown and auburn. This is another brow product I always have on hand and will be repurchasing. I believe it is around $9? It is, of course, cruelty free!

Another side note; would any of you be interested in a more comprehensive review of the Ulta Beauty in house brand?

That is it for my makeup empties for August!

What is a makeup item you panned or used up this month?

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