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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Doki Doki Crate | September 2019

I have a new to me box for your guys today. The Doki Doki crate from Japan crate! I love Japanese culture and have really missed getting a Kawaii themed box. After much contemplation, it appeared that the Doki Doki Crate was the best option!

If you are interested, the box is around $35 a month, but if you sign up for a longer subscription the price drops. Personally, I think the price is worth it for how many Sanrio and San-X characters they appear to include.

If you guys are curious to see all the cute goodies, keep reading!

Summikko Gurashi Roll Pen Case

I am going to be using this pen case for makeup brushes when I travel. It is super cute and very nicely made! I love that it has a slight sailor theme to it. Will mesh with my Pusheen box items nicely.

Sweets Pen

There were a few different variations of the pen that you could have gotten. I got the Koala March one. Which is fine by me! They are delicious and it writes in green!

Sumikko Gurashi Water Bottle.

There were two different variations of this water bottle. I would have preferred the pink one, however the blue one is still super cute and the design is precious. I have already been getting a ton of use out of it.

Rilakkuma Pass Case

I do not have any sort of pass to place in this unfortunately, because I live in the middle of no where Missouri and like an hour away from St. Louis, where the nearest metro link is.

However, Rilakkuma’s cute head has made a nice key chain addition to my bag!

Little Twin Stars Letter Set

I love letter sets, I always send out notes with my Mercari packages. I really love little twin stars though, so I may save this letter set for special occasions.

That is it for my September Doki Doki Crate, and I am in love. I am really excited to see what comes in the October Box.

What is your favorite Sanrio or San-X Character?

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Pusheen Box | Summer 2019

I can’t explain how excited I am about this box!

The Pusheen Box is a quarterly subscription service for $45 a quarter. It is a box filled with Pusheen goodies!

This box is the Summer box, and it is sailor themed and super cute!

The boxes contain a ton of products that you can only get in the boxes, as well as some that you can buy else where.

Pusheen Salad Container

This set comes with the container, a fork, and a little dressing container. I have already used it for lunch at work sense opening the box, worked out great!

Pusheen Sailor Bandana

This bandana is precious! I like to wear bandanas folded up then tied around like a head band. This bandana will be super cute for that purpose!

I tried to get Carl to wear it, but he would not.

Pusheen To Do List

This note pad is magnetized on the back. Perfect to put on the refrigerator.

There is a little picture of Pusheen, Stormy, and Pip in a sail boat on the bottom of the pages!

Pusheen Mini Flask

I do not drink alcohol anymore, so I am not sure what I will put in this flask, maybe a shot of juice? It is super precious none the less!

Pusheen Picture Holder

This is one of those picture stands with a clip on the back. Right now I am using it to display the little card that came in the box!

Pusheen Can Coozies pack of two

Both of the coozies are adorable! I will use them to hold plastic water bottles or cans or soda or something of the sort! I really like that there are two, that way Coty has one he can use as well!

Pusheen Pool Float

This is just… I can’t! It’s so cute!!! I have seen it blown up on YouTube and it is actually a good size for an adult. My parents have a pool and a condo at the lake, so I will have plenty of opportunities to use it!

Pusheen Vinyl Figure

Every box comes with an exclusive vinyl figure. This seasons is little sailor Pusheen looking through a telescope! I didn’t want to take it out of the box, so I tried my best to get a picture.

Pusheen Long Steve Shirt XL

This shirt is so stinking cute and I am so happy to have it! I don’t care that it is strange to have a long sleeve shirt in a summer box, it’s adorable!

Here it is on! I love it so much!

Over all thoughts?

This box is the best thing I have ever spent my money on. I am so excited for the boxes to come. If you love Pusheen, I highly recommend subscribing!

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Petit Vour Unboxing | August 2019

Hello everyone!

Tonight, we have an unboxing that I have not done in a while, the Petit Vour clean, vegan, and cruelty free beauty box!

After reading some other PV unboxings, I realized how much I missed this box. I just had to resubscribe!

What was in my first box in over a year?

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Mascara $18

This mascara is meant to be ideal for sensitive eyes. It also claims to be smudge proof and water resistant. My mascara always smudges under my lower lash line, I am forever on the search for the perfect smudge proof mascara.

Honua Hawaiian Skincare Pa’kai Cleansing Cream $12

Made with Hawaiian salt, hibiscus, and seaweed. This cleansing cream is meant to cleanse, repair and renew for soft hydrated skin.

Those claims sound great to me, and I like the simple ingredients.

Derma E Essential Radiance Toner $2.50

This is an alcohol free, exfoliating toner with glycolic acid.

I really enjoy Derma E skincare. I have heard great things about the Radiance toner and I am excited to try it for myself.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum $15

This serum contains, willow bark, salicylic acid, and organic fruit acids.

My pores have been pretty congested lately, so I have been getting some break outs. I will be testing this product out ASAP!

Petit Histoire Envie Desoir $5

This last product in the box this month is a fragrance sample.

This is a 100% natural fragrance of “glistening violet and rose dancing in soft rain.”

The fragrance is very floral, yet fresh at the same time. I actually really enjoy it.

Overall thoughts?

I am very happy with my first box back. I will get use out of every item! I love being confident that all of the products are cruelty free, vegan, and clean beauty! The products are also samples of some pretty pricey items in each box. It makes it all the more fun to try!

What products in this box would you like to see more about?

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Ipsy Glam Bag | August 2019

Welcome back!

Today we are un-bagging the $10 Ipsy Glam Bag!

The bag this month is really cute. The shade I got is hunter green. The zipper is good and the inside is hot pink! It seems really nicely made, and I love the studded texture.

Now, for the exciting part. The items in the bag!

Thrive Cosmetics liquid lash extensions Mascara “Brynn”

I have been wanting to try the Thrive mascara, thanks to a few YouTubers. I usually enjoy tubing mascara, but I am glad I get to try a sample before purchasing the full size. It is also neat to see a brand like Thrive in Ipsy!

Comelyco Blueberry And Peach Mask Sheet

I love sheet masks, so I will never be unhappy with getting them in Ipsy. I have also been throwing sheet masks in as extras in my Mercari orders.

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Gel Lotion Moisturizer

This is a little sample that is mostly empty. It is like the free samples Ulta throws into orders. I have a ton of skin care, so I will probably pass this sample along to someone else.

Luxie Beauty Periwinkle Blending Brush 237

I love Luxie brushes, so I am happy with this item! It is soft and well made, per Luxies usual quality.

Suva Beauty Eyeshadow “Turmeric”

The Suva Beauty Formula is really nice. It is buttery and pigment. Super easy to work with!

The shade is a nice, basic gold.

over all thoughts?

It is not the best Ipsy I have gotten, but it is not terrible.

That was in your Ipsy bag?

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