I'm just an everyday 20 something. In a world full of hate, I love to experience the beautiful things. May it be makeup or nature everyone deserves a little escape, and I have decided to share mine with you!
Besides my obvious makeup obsession, I love anything science fiction based, way too obsessed with The Walking Dead ( One day I will marry you, Norman Reedus!), and horror movies, new and classic.
I am the birth mother to a perfect little man.
I live a Cruelty Free lifestyle and wish to share it with you!
I mainly decided to get this because I really really like the bag. So every thing else is pretty much a bonus for me. The mystery glam bags retail for $14
Mini Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Dqy Moisture SPF 30
I have the full size of this product but I have yet to use it. I will probably try this mini size first to see if I like it. And if I don’t I can always pass the larger size onto someone else.
Love craft Beauty Number 2 Brush
The bristles are soft and it seems pretty sturdy. I’ll definitely use it for blush or bronzer
This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum
I have been getting a lot of Hyaluronic acid stuff lately. This is another little mini to add to my turn and burn project pan.
UOMA Level Up Mascara Mini
I love getting mini mascaras. I can actually use it up before the three month shelf life passes.
The bristles are kind of spread out and in a weird pattern around the wand. I am interested to see how this work.
Basic Beauty Eyeshadow Quad “Hot Cocoa Bomb”
This is a cute little quad and the shadows seem to be of pretty decent quality.
It was really buttery and smooth with the figure swatches and I am interested to see how they work with a brush. I am going to add this to my collection of mini palettes I keep on my vanity.
Sometimes I really enjoy getting this mystery bags. Sometimes they suck though. This was luckily not one of this times! I would be interested to know what products you got in this bag when it originally came out or if you have ordered the mystery bag as well!
This is a new to me box and I am pretty excited about it! It is $35 and it seems to include multiple products from one brand each month.
This month is Jason Wu. I have wanted to try this newer drugstore brand since I saw it featured in some YouTube videos. This box is a great way to try out a good assortment of products.
Jason Wu Magic Matte Oil $16
This product I am really looking forward to trying. I have pretty oily skin and I am interested to see how much of a difference this oil makes on my skin. Apparently it is supposed to be oily to matte instantly. It can be worn alone or as a primer. I’ll probably use it in both ways.
Jason Wu Saved By The Patch $12
I have some acne patches from another brand that I have been using and liking. I am glad to have more and hope they work just as well as the others.
Jason Wu The Bush $14
This is a vegan formula brow soap. I have been toying with the idea of giving soap brows a try and I guess this is my sign to take the plunge.
Jason Wu Stay In Line “Parisian Chic” and “Royal” $10
The Stay in Line lipliners are incredibly creamy pencil liners. The shades are pretty nice go to shades for me and I can see myself just wearing these all over the lips.
Jason Wu Flora 9 “Matte Agave” $15
I love the look of this little palette. I do t have a matte palette that is set up in quite the same way. The shadows are buttery and pigmented and seem like they will blend nicely. I will probably be doing a dedicated post for this palette (and many of the other products featured here) so keep an eye out for that!
Jason Wu Hot Fluff “Jelly Roll” and “Éclair” $12
These are both creamy matte lipsticks. They remind me a lot of the Milani Fetish Matte lipsticks formula wise. I will probably wear the more almost terracotta shade more than the bolder berry, but if I’m going to wear a berry now it will probably be this one.
As far as my first American Influencer Beauty Bundle goes this one was great to start off with! I got some great products from a brand I had really wanted to try. I am excited to see what the coming months bring.
The BoxyCharm base box is around $28 and contains five full sized (sometimes deluxe sample sized) beauty products.
Let’s just jump into my box!
Clara’s New York Stimulating Retinol Facial Serum $24.99
“A 96% blend of retinol and vitamin E oils intensely stimulates and moisturizes quenched skin.” I used up my Sunday Riley A+ retinol serum last month. I am not paying full price for that and I haven’t looked for a replacement. I am happy to have this and I hope it does something nice for my less than nice skin.
Saturday Skin YUZU Vitamin C Bright Eye Cream $32
I have accumulated quite the collection of eye creams. I am currently almost done with my Murad eye cream and I think I want to try this one next.
“This eye cream will improve moisture retention, hydrate, and blur the appearance of fine lines.”
This sounds like just what I need. The past month has been a JOKE it’s been so horrible. My under eyes look like I’ve took a stroll through hell. Hopefully this eye cream can help make it look like I’ve got my life together. (I do not).
Bali Balm Pineapple Lip Scrub $23
BOXYCHARM STOP SENDING ME PINEAPPLE LIP SCRUBS. IM ALLERGIC TO PINEAPPLE.
I guess my friends are going to get to fight over another pineapple lip scrub. Nice.
OPV Beauty Loose Setting Powder $22
For some reason I’ve been super into trying out setting powders lately. Hopefully this one is a winner.
Alleyoop Multi-tasker 4-in-1 Makeup Brush $28
This is neat. I like this. It’s going into my on the go makeup bag I keep in my backpack. I think it’s going to come in handy.
Here it is all put together. I probably won’t ever use the sponge end, but who knows.
That is it for my BoxyCharm base box. It’s a bit of a boring box. But I think I’ll get use out of everything but the lip scrub.
I apologize for taking so long to get this post up. A lot of stuff has been going on in my personal life that has me extremely depressed. Doing anything right now is difficult and I just haven’t had the energy to write anything. I am trying to pull myself out of this and I’m hoping messing with some makeup will help to do so.
Farmacy Filling Good Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Serum $44
I think Farmacy is my favorite skincare brand so I am always happy to try something new from them. I have never tried a Hyaluronic Acid serum so I am interested to see what this does. I did get a Hyaluronic Acid serum from Studio Makeup in a box last month, but I have yet to try it. Honestly my skincare has been lacking with everything going on.
Aesthetica Cream Contour Kit $40
I have some brushes from this brand that I really like, so I am interested to see how well the cream contour performs. I’m not much for contouring, but I can definitely give it a try.
I am really interested in this brand. I have heard a ton of good things about it, but I have never tried it myself. This balm is meant to make your skin look bouncy and dewy. I am excited to see how well it works.
First off, I’m never going to use this. It’s a glittery black liquid/cream shadow. I wish I had gotten a different color because I have heard good things about this product. I am going to be passing this along to someone else.
Dragun Beauty Lip Job Liner and Sharpener “2.0cc” $18
All I know about this brand is that it was founded by a YouTuber who I have never watched. I believe the color corrector from this brand was a big thing for a while. The liner is a good nude color I’m sure I’ll get plenty of use out of and the sharpener seems to be great quality and will probably be replacing my old one that’s in pretty poor condition.
That’s it for my box! I’m pretty happy with everything omitting the cream shadow. I am sorry if this post feels a little rushed through and I’m sorry nothing is swatched. My boyfriend of close to two years left me and I am still trying to figure out how to be without him.
I got a lot of great stuff in my BoxyCharm Premium this month, let’s get into it!
Athr Beauty Desert Sunset palette $48
This palette has a beautiful color story. I cannot wait to give it a try.
The mattes swatch beautifully. The shimmers left a little to be desired, but we will have to see how they apply to the eyes.
Kosas Air Brow Tinted Volumizing Treatment Gel Soft Brown $22
This is a product I have wanted to try since it came out. I’m really excited to see it in my box. I think soft brown will be a great match for me.
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Palette $42
These are supposed to be their highlighter drops in pressed powder form. This is a neat concept, but blinding highlights are really for me. I am going to keep it long enough to give it a try, but I’ll probably end up passing this on to a friend.
LYS Beauty Secure Skin Gripping Primer Serum $20
I am all about gripping primers! I have a few from the drugstore. I am excited to use one that is sold In Sephora. I have to say, this is a great price for a makeup brand that’s in Sephora. I do have a bronzer from this brand that I really enjoy, so I have high hopes for this primer. I may just have to do a “test it out” post!
Juice Beauty Bamboo Pore Refining Mask $36
“Clear and hydrate your skin at the same time with this pore refining mask. Help protect against “maskne” with bamboo charcoal and kaolin clay to help detox, aspen bark to help smooth and hydrate, and exfoliating polyhydroxy acids for a softer, smoother complexion.”
That all sounds fantastic. I am a Covid Screener so I obviously have to wear a mask all day and work and the break outs are REAL. I am going to give this a try tonight and hope to see some improvement after a few uses.
Persona Cosmetics Lip Liner 90210 $14
This is a very pretty lip liner and the color is right up my alley. I think I will get a ton of use out of it.
My box was great! I’m really happy with everything, besides the highlighters, but I think I got my moneys worth!
The only reason I have this product is because I received it in a BoxyCharm. $95 is way more than I would ever spend on a toner when the drugstore has some great ones. This toner has left my skin feeling more hydrated and my breakouts have decreased since I have been using it. However, I don’t think this is a staple in my routine and I will be purchasing an ELF toner once this one is finished.
I got this mist from influenster. I couldn’t find the orange fragrance to link, so I linked the lavender instead. I’m sure it’s lovely too and I might need to purchase it.
First off, this mist seems so good and it really helps to wake me up in the morning. I heard somewhere that using a facial mist helps to prep your skin for the rest of your skin care routine. I’m not sure if that’s true, but I have really enjoyed the addition of a face mist into my routine.
This is my second bottle of the atmosphere protection cream. Both came from subscription boxes. I really like having the added protection from pollution. I think this is a product I will repurchase. I like the protection and think it’s a great moisturizer. It claims to be for normal, dry and combination skin.
My favorite lip exfoliator is currently on sale on the ELF website for $3.20! I have been using this product for years and I will always use it. It is the best and easiest to use lip exfoliator and it’s so affordable!
I couldn’t find my lip balms to link them because they are random ones from Ipsy. They work fine, but any lip balm or chapstick will do.