BoxyLuxe | Fall 2020

BoxyLuxe is $50 a quarter and is an expansion of the BoxyCharm base box.

There is a lot to un-box here, so let’s jump in!

111 Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Masks x5 $135

$135!? These face masks better solve every problem I have! They are supposed to give you a glowing complexion.

Milk Makeup Matcha Detoxifying Face Mask $ 26

This is one of the products I picked for this month. I have been wanting to give it a go for a while now. It is supposed to control oil, balance skin, and calm redness.

Keratherapy Deep Conditioning Mask $24

This mask comes in a giant size and smells soooo good. I can’t wait to try it. I really love hair masks.

Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment $85

This is the second item I picked for my box this month. I have tried a few samples of this product and love it. I’m excited to have the full size.

Pür Signature Travel Essentials 12 piece cruelty free brush set $49

This is such a cute brush set. I love the shade of pink and that it comes in a nice sturdy holder. I have used a few of the brushes already and they are very soft with no shedding.

Persona Season One lip gloss “honey” $16

Now this is a gloss I can get behind. No glitter and the shade looks perfect for fall!

Fenty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlight “Mimosa sunrise/ Sangria Sunset” $36

While these shades are pretty, I’m never going to use this. I am passing it along to one of my sisters.

Hipdot Zion Palette $30

This palette is beautiful! I am in love with the color story. I am really excited to finally get to try the Hipdot formula.

That is it for my Fall 2020 BoxyLuxe! I am pretty happy with this box, and it’s value of $401!!!

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BoxyCharm Premium| September 2020

BoxyCharm Premium is $35 a month with 5-6 full sized beauty products.

Firstly, I want to apologize for the lack of posts. I have been crazy busy with work and classes. I have had no down time. So I decided to start scheduling in posting sessions. Hopefully this works out.

Let’s hop into the box!

Eloise Beauty The Queen Eyeshadow Palette $46

This palette is beautiful. I love the color story and I can’t wait to see what looks I can create with it. This is a cruelty free brand!

Marc Jacobs Enamored High Shine Gloss “ch-ch changes” $29

This is not a gloss I’m going to use, so I’m going to pass it on to someone else. I am just not one for glitter on my lips.

Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub $18.95

I am excited about this. I have wanted to try one of their body scrubs, and not I finally get to. I am really glad that it is sensitive skin friendly. Hopefully that claim holds up! The brand is cruelty free, vegan friendly and 99% natural.

Kitsch Ice Roller $18

I wish this would have come a month or two sooner, because it is already starting to get chilly here and I’m not going to want to roll something freezing all over my face. But I will give it a try, maybe it will make a big difference.

Ole Henricksen Phat Glow Facial $50

This was the item I picked for my box this month. I have heard great things about it and really wanted to try it myself. Let’s see if it holds up to the hype!

Saturday Skin Pore Clarifying Toner $30

I need this so bad right now! Wearing a mask all the time has caused some bad break outs on my face, and my current skincare routine just isn’t cutting it. I really hope this helps.

That is it for my months box. I am really happy with everything besides the lip glass. My box came to a total of $192.95. An awesome value!

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BoxyCharm Premium| September 2020

BoxyCharm Premium is $35 a month with 5-6 full sized beauty products.

Firstly, I want to apologize for the lack of posts. I have been crazy busy with work and classes. I have had no down time. So I decided to start scheduling in posting sessions. Hopefully this works out.

Let’s hop into the box!

Eloise Beauty The Queen Eyeshadow Palette $46

This palette is beautiful. I love the color story and I can’t wait to see what looks I can create with it. This is a cruelty free brand!

Marc Jacobs Enamored High Shine Gloss “ch-ch changes” $29

This is not a gloss I’m going to use, so I’m going to pass it on to someone else. I am just not one for glitter on my lips.

Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub $18.95

I am excited about this. I have wanted to try one of their body scrubs, and not I finally get to. I am really glad that it is sensitive skin friendly. Hopefully that claim holds up! The brand is cruelty free, vegan friendly and 99% natural.

Kitsch Ice Roller $18

I wish this would have come a month or two sooner, because it is already starting to get chilly here and I’m not going to want to roll something freezing all over my face. But I will give it a try, maybe it will make a big difference.

Ole Henricksen Phat Glow Facial $50

This was the item I picked for my box this month. I have heard great things about it and really wanted to try it myself. Let’s see if it holds up to the hype!

Saturday Skin Pore Clarifying Toner $30

I need this so bad right now! Wearing a mask all the time has caused some bad break outs on my face, and my current skincare routine just isn’t cutting it. I really hope this helps.

That is it for my months box. I am really happy with everything besides the lip glass. My box came to a total of $192.95. An awesome value!

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Kinder Beauty Box | The Welcome Box

Kinder Beauty Box retails for $25 a month. It contains all cruelty free and vegan products. You get 5-6 items, two of which will be full-size.

Glov Makeup Remover $12.99

This is so useful! I have been obsessed with my makeup eraser as of late, and I’m glad to have another similar product. It’s very soft and fits nicely on the hand for better control. Not only does it remove makeup, but it is supposed to help leave your skin balanced and soft.

Dirty Lamb Ultra Night Serum $52

Great timing! I am on the last few uses of my current night serum. This serum contains a high antioxidant blend of fatty acids to really hydrate skin through the night. It also has a hint of lavender, ylang-ylang, and orange. It smells great! I also love the little lamb on the bottle.

100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask $7

These are a caffeinated eye mask to brighten and de-puff. I have tried these before and really enjoy them.

Fleur & Bee Eyes Eyes Baby Anti-Aging Eye Cream $22

This eye cream contains botanicals, vitamins, and moisturizing ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is a really nice sized jar for $22. It’s going to last ages!

Medusa’s Makeup Eye Dust “Penny Wise” $8

This pigment is a really pretty metallic copper. I have other eye dusts from Medusa’s makeup and they are all wonderful and really pack a punch. If you haven’t check out Medusa’s Makeup, I highly recommend you do.

BONUS ITEM Folly Fire Lipstick “Full House”

I used a coupon code I found, which I believe was MSA, and got a mystery bonus item. Unfortunately, it is a lipstick I already own. However, it is a beautiful color and formula and I know one of my sisters will love it!

Over all thoughts?

I am so happy with my first box! I am blown away! I have replaced my VeganCuts subscription with this one, and I am very happy with that decision! For $25 I got a total of $101.99 worth of products. That’s fantastic!

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Aria Travel Kit | PR Review

I love to travel. It’s my biggest passion. And when I had to opportunity to test out a travel set full of organic products, needless to say; I was very excited.

The Aria Travel Kit is currently on sale for $59.99! And for a limited time, when you make a purchase, you receive a free bamboo tooth brush.

But we aren’t discussing the bonus gift today, we are here for what is actually in the travel kit.

Everything is contained in the super cute bag in my first picture.

To start, you get two disposable masks, which will definitely come in handy. I have a bad habit of forgetting my mask, so these may end up being a life saver.

You also get a very soft and silky eye mask. This will definitely come in handy on long road trips- I can’t sleep on planes to save my life.

There is also a super cute notebook and pen included, which isn’t something I tend to use while traveling, but I will be throwing these in my backpack for college.

Included is a hand, face and body lotion. I have the bergamot and citrus scent, which is right up my alley. It sinks in quickly and leaves the skin feeling very soft and moisturized.

Next we have a lip balm in grapefruit. I do tend to forget lip balm, so I was glad to see this included. It feels very nice on the lips.

Also included is a solid perfume. I have the Oregon Rain Naturals in the scent Portland rose. The scent is beautiful, and is surprisingly long lasting.

There is also a deodorant included, I have the Whole Body Goods Citrus deodorant. I have yet to try this product out, but I will update you all on its effective ness.

You can also purchase all the items separately on their website.

Included is also a suede drawstring bag with some emergency essentials.

  • 2 packets of Emergen-c. As someone who is immuneocomprimised Emergency-c is absolutely a travel essential.
  • Two sets of ear plugs. Again, perfect for long road trips!
  • 2 Q-tips. I always forget these, so this is a great addition.
  • 1 hair tie. Who can’t use an extra hair tie while traveling? I seem to never have enough!

This is a wonderful idea! The products all seem great and everything is very well thought out. I might have included a travel size face wash. Possibly a travel sized shampoo and conditioner.

This is something you could easily create on your own. It does have a rather steep price tag, but if you want a curated all in one kit, I do think this is a great option,

*I do not know if scents vary.

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Beauty Empties July 2020 | Reviewing the Highlights!

I have been on a roll with empties the past few months! Keep reading to see my thoughts on some of the items I finished this month.

Skin and Hair Care

Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment 10mL

This was a sample size I some how came to own. It is a vegan and clean formula. I have tried a few night masks now, and this one has been my favorite! RP? Yes!!!

Sunday Riley CEO Glow Face Oil $40

Serums are hard to finish, I feel accomplished! I really enjoyed this serum, and saw a great improvement in my skin over all while using it. RP? Probably, I have a few to try out before then though.

Acure Pore Clarifying Red Clay Mask

I really enjoyed this mask. I really did help to clean out my pores, and improved their size over all. RP? Yes, once I get few some of the masks in my stash.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion 59mL $16

I used this on damp hair and it was fantastic. It made my hair less frizzy and my natural waves very pretty. The smell is light and over all enjoyable. RP? Yes! But, I have a few more similar items to use first.

Bioclarity Hydrate Skin Smoothie $14.95

I received this item in PR. I enjoyed this as a day time moisturizer, but it takes to long to sink into the skin, causing my face to have a bit of a greasy feel. RP? No, I do my morning skincare then makeup. So, this just didn’t work for me.

Pacifica Rose Water Makeup Wipes $5

I did enjoy these for makeup removal. They feel soothing and did a good job as a first cleanse. RP? No, I actually found some from Pacifica I prefer.

Dr. huang Beauty Lab Tea Tree Soothing Sheet Mask $3

This mask did its job. My face felt soothed! RP? Maybe, I currently have a literal Alex drawer full of sheet masks to go through.

Makeup

Jouer Powder Highlight “Citrine” $24

This highlight was beautiful. I have never even make a dent in a highlighter before, so that should say something RP? No actually, I have a ton of highlighters and I really don’t need more.

The Grow Gal The Instatint Tinted Brow Gel w/Microfibers $22

I had these both going at the same time, and ended up panning them both this month. It works well! I had the shade 02. RP? No, I like the Milk makeup one better.

Vasanti Kajal Waterline Eyeliner “Black” $19

I did not like this in my waterline. It actually had a problem with smudging. RP? Nope.

I used up a lot this month, not including what I reviewed. I used up $281.81 worth of product! Not too shabby at all!

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Petit Vour Beauty Box | July 2020

The Petit Vour Beauty Box retails for $18 a month. You receive 4 sample, sometimes full sized beauty items. All items are cruelty free, vegan, and non-toxic.

Mantra Mask CBD Collagen Mask $15

This mask promotes collagen regeneration to reduce inflammation and fine lines and wrinkles. I have tried masks from this brand before and did enjoy them.

Blissoma Photonic Facial Sunscreen and Mositurizer $17.50

This moisturizer skins into the skin quickly and provides 25 SPF to the skin. I used it as a primer today, and it works very well! My skin feels moisturized, not greasy, and I have that extra layer of SPF.

Kindred Beauty La Femme Body Oil $20

Fun fact about me, I am horrible at remembering to moisturize my body. I am trying to get better about it.

This body oil absorbs quickly and has a light rose scent. It soothes the skin, while leaving behind a very subtle shimmer.

Nude by Nature Natural Illusion Eyeshadow “Sunset” $20

This shadow is pigmented and very smooth. I have a feeling I am going to love this as a one and done shadow in the fall. I will make a future post look more in-depth into this shadow, maybe even more nude by nature products!

That is everything I got in my July Petit Vour Box. I am very happy with everything I got, and I’m excited to really get into testing it all.

My box came to a total of $72.50, for only $18! This box really does pay for itself!

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box July 2020 | Summer Skin

The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box retails for around $25 a month. You receive 4-5 full or deluxe sample sized beauty items. All items are always cruelty free and vegan! The box will have a $50+ value.

This months box supports the Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary in Deer Trail, CO.

Let’s hope into the unboxing!

Suki Skincare Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser $11.95

This cleanser is meant to gently exfoliate your skin while revealing its natural radiance. I am almost done with my current exfoliator, so I’m anxious to give this one a try

This Way Fave Sunscreen SPF 35 $15

Who doesn’t need sunscreen? I have been flying through these sample tubes I have been sent. This sunscreen is meant to adapt to your skin tone, so it doesn’t leave a white caste. Neat! The little duck on the packaging is a super cute touch.

Authentic Beauty Concept Hydrate Hair Mask $10

This mask is light weight, but still intensely moisturizes hair. It smells soooo good, and can also be used as a detangler!

Wicked Good Perfume Roller “Sugared Violets” $15.95

The scent is very sweet and floral. From the few times I’ve used it, I’ve noticed that it is very long wearing. I am absolutely in love with it.

Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes $3.50

I have seen these before at Target and have been interested in how well they work. It just seems a bit wasteful to use so many wipes, when you could just use a deodorant stick or cream. I am very intrigued to see how well they work in this horrible heat though.

That is it for my July Vegan Cuts Beauty Box! I am very happy with everything, and excited to try what I haven’t, and continue to love what I have tried. My box came to a total of $56.40.

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Petit Vour Plus Box

The Petit Vour Plus Box retails for $25 a month. You receive 5-7 full and sample sized cruelty free and vegan products. The products featured are supposed to be hits from past petit Vour (the original basic) boxes.

I do enjoy the regular Petit Vour box, so I wanted to test this one out. I did unsubscribe, because I wanted to try new things. Not repeat things. I have resubscribed to the original box though!

EIR NYC Active Face Wash $20

This is a face wash I have tried before and did enjoy. This face wash is made with African black soap. It is meant to minimize scaring and calm down breakouts. From experience I can tell you it definitely does it’s job.

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower showergel $3 (deluxe sample)

I love citrus scents. This shower gel smells fantastic. It will be perfect for travel.

The Sea Weed Bath Co. Firming Body Cream $4 (Deluxe Sample)

This is another product I have tried before and liked for the most part. I didn’t notice it firming anything, but it felt nice! It has a nice minty scent.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum $15 (Deluxe Sample)

This is another product I have tried before and I love it so much. I did wonders for my skin! This product is the reason that my face finally started to clear up after many many years. I am so happy to have this back in my skincare rotation.

Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Mask $10 (Deluxe Sample)

I do already own another sample of this mask, but I have yet to try it. It is supposed to draw out impurities, refine skin texture, improve hydration, and clear breakouts. It sounds very promising! And, it was made in St. Louis, which is where I live, so that makes it even better.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream $48

Another product here that I have already used and love! It’s a daily moisturizer that protects against pollution, but it also makes an awesome primer for makeup.

That is all the contents of my box. I am happy to have a lot of old favorites again, I just prefer trying new things in subscription boxes, so I am going to stick with the regular Petit Vour box. My box contained a total of exactly $100.

If you are just getting into clean beauty, I do think this would be a great way for you to try out a ton of fan favorite, fantastic products.

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BoxyCharm Premium June 2020

I finally got my Boxy Premium in the mail today!

This box retails for $35 a month. You receive 5-6 full sized beauty products.

Unfortunately, the box did not come with an info card, and I never received an email containing one.

Let’s get right into the products.

Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask $49

This was one of the teased items for this months box. I believe everyone was supposed to receive it. I am almost finished with my current sleeping mask, which is also from Glow Recipe, so I am excited to try this one out.

Skin & Co Sardinian Spirit Shower Gel $22

I love soap. So much. This shower gel has strong floral and citrus notes to it. It’s beautiful!

Grace & Stella Anti-Wrinkle and Energizing Face Masks (x6) $25

This is the bulkiest packaging I have ever received face masks in. I am always happy to try more masks. Especially when they are cruelty free, vegan, and sulfate and paraben free like these.

Battington Powder & Contour Brush Set $90

$90 for two brushes!? These better blow my mind. They do feel very sturdy, and the bristles are very soft. But, $90? Come on.

Lashaholic Lashes “They’re real, I swear” $14.99

I rarely wear lashes. However, I think this style is really pretty. I am going to keep these around for the special occasions when I do wear lashes. They aren’t too much, but they aren’t too subtle either.

Too Faced Cocoa Contour Palette $44

This was also a teased item for this mont that all premium subscribers were supposed to get. However, I have seen in Reddit groups that there were some issues with that.

Once upon a time I had the original Cocoa Contour palette. It’s kind of neat to have the super pretty updated version. I do wish it still came with the little kabuki brush though. I loved that brush, and mine has vanished. I think this palette would fit a wide variety of skin tones, which is fantastic!

Over all, I think this was a pretty nice box! High quality items, all of which I am excited to try.

My box came to a total of $244.99. Not too shabby for a $35 sub!

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