Boxy Luxe |March 2020

I’m sure most of you are only around for the unboxing posts- so here’s a little Tuesday treat!

I bring you the March BoxyLuxe! This is a quarterly box, which will cost you $50 a quarter. It is meant to be filled 8 full-sized beauty products.

This months theme is pretty edgy. Let’s see what BC thinks is edgy.

Sutra Beauty Mini-Ceramic Curling Iron $50

This is a really cool tool to get. However, I literally NEVER curl my hair. I have one curling wand; I don’t really need another. But! I know my sister in law will love this!

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum + CoCo Cabana Cream Duo $15

Unpopular opinion coming. I don’t like the way either of the scents of these creams smell. Let’s hope some one else I know does.

BoxyCharm Hello, Charmer Palette $39

First and foremost, BoxyCharm throwing in an in house branded product doesn’t really scream luxury or high end to me. BUT, the quality could prove me wrong.

But, maybe not.

I searched a few select shades. There are no actual mattes in this palette, my matte shades appear to have shimmer bits. The pigmentation is nice, and the formula is smooth. Those metallics though, Beautiful.

I will definitely be doing a look with this palette in the future to come to a final conclusion.

PMD Beauty Smart Facial Cleansing Device $99

This is exciting! You have the rubber bristle end for cleansing, and the other side is for applying serums. I am so excited to start using this.

NARS Power Matte Lip Pigment “Low Rider ” $25

I will be sweet and simple with this product. NARS is definitely not cruelty free, and the shade just isn’t for me. I will be passing this on.

Becca Skin Love Glow Glaze Stick $28

This stick highlight is much more sheer than the other ones I have, and I love it! Perfect for those light makeup days that will be coming with the hottest weather.

Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer “Freesia Pear” $16

The scent of this buffer is amazing! I am throwing it into my shower right after I finish writing this. It’s so floral. I cannot wait to see how the buffer itself makes my skin feel.

Appeal Cosmetics Gel Liner “Fancy” $21

This liner is smooth! The color payoff is great with one swipe. The shade will match my most worn lipsticks, so I know I will get use out of it.

That is it for my Boxy Luxe! Over all, I’m not super impressed this month. I always get so excited to get the Luxe box. The house brand palette, a small curling wand, a Becca product that I’ve literally never heard of. I have come to expect more from them.

What was in your box this month? Were you impressed? Comment below!

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BoxyCharm Un-Boxing | February 2020

We are going to make our post today short and sweet!

Let’s see what the BoxyCharm fairy brought me for $25 a month.

Kate Summerville KX Active Concentrates Bio-Mimicking Peptides Serum $98

First off, holy cow on that price!

This serum is meant to live up and tighten dull and sagging skin in just a week.

Unfortunately, I am over loaded with serums, but I think my mom or step mom would love this!

Luxie Beauty Complete Sponge Set $40

If you have read my blog at all, then you would know I love Luxie brushes. I am very excited to try their sponges. There is one for baking, contour, and detail work.

They feel a little hard dry, but we will see how they actually perform.

Amika Supernova Moisture + Shine Cream $25

This stuff smells amazing.

I use the heck out of leave in conditioner. Really happy about this one.

Moda Five Piece Brush Set $27.95

Yay! A brush set!

It contains a detail brush, a smudger brush, a line brush, a shading brush, and a crease brush.

The bristles feel really soft, hopefully they apply shade as great and they feel.

PÜR 4 in 1 Correcting Primer $17

This is our last product. So no color cosmetics this month.

This primer is meant to soothe and smooth the skin. Made with aloe, coconut water, caffeine, and probiotics.

Sounds like it’ll feel great!

That is if for this months box! I like it! A little disappointed by the lack of actually makeup, but the products I got are still really nice.

What was in your Boxy?

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BoxyCharm | January 2020

I, of course, have another unboxing for you today!

This time it is BoxyCharm! Fair warning, I lost my little card, so I have none of the pricing information.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask

The first product is a popular one. This is my first time trying this mask. First impression time! It feels nice on the skin, no irritation, but the artificial watermelon scent is a bit overwhelming. We got a nice 1oz deluxe sample size. In substantial glass packaging.

Petite ‘n Pretty Fully Feathered Mascara

One of my favorite things to try is mascara. I love reviving ones I have never tired, especially from brands unknown to me. The packaging is cute, and the wand itself reminds me a lot of the TF Better than Sex wand. However, I have heard in people refer to it as a “child’s makeup item” in Facebook groups I am in. I will give it a go myself and let you all know!

Pretty Vulgar Under Cover Concealer “Little White Lies”

This is the first foundation or concealing product that I have gotten since BC sent out the testers to acquire everyone’s shade. It’s a perfect match! The concealer is long wearing on my skin and does a great job at concealing blemishes.

Wander Beauty Trip for Two Blush and Bronzer Duo

Clearly, this is more of a blush and highlight duo, but it’s still pretty!

The shades work great for my light skin tone. I have been reaching for it constantly since getting it in my BC. It gives my cheeks a glowy wind bitten look.

Ace Beaute Scarlet Dusk Palette

I am very excited about this palette. I really enjoy the AB formula.

Here are swatches of a few of the shades. I will be creating an in depth post for this palette!

That was my BC for this month. I am very happy with it. A great selection!

What was in your BC?

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Boxy Charm | December 2019

Sorry for the late upload! My life has been a mess with all the medical issues going on, I even spent the Christmas holiday in the hospital.

I also wanted to mention that I will not be uploading and Ipsy post this month, but the box was amazing! I will be reviewing products from the box individually, so that y’all can have a taste as to what was in my Ipsy Ultimate.

BoxyCharm is $25 a month, and you receive 5 + full sized beauty products.

Story Book Cosmetics Fairy Tales -Little Briar Rose Palette $55

We are starting off strong with a very ascetically pleasing, and great quality palette. I was so excited to see this palette when I opened my box.

The color story is beautiful. I really enjoy the more warm tones mixed in with the blues. And can we just look at how stunning the packaging is!?

Here are a few of the shades swatched. I will have a full review of this pallet coming soon, once I play along with it some more.

Saturday Skin Waterfall Glacier WaterCream $39

I am pretty excited to finally try something from Saturday Skin. Once I test out the product some, I will definitely give you all an update.

CiatΓ© Confetti Highlighter $32

In the pan this highlight is stunning. However, when swatched and applied to the face, it is too dark for me. It has made a great lid shade though.

I am really contemplating picking up this highlight for my best friend. I think it would look stunning on her!

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser $48

Obviously, I have heard some amazing things about this cleanser on YouTube, I am excited to see if it is worth the hype and the high price tag.

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lip $21

Unfortunately, metallic lips are not my thing. But one of the perks of having a sister, is that you have totally different tastes. This came just in time to throw in with her Christmas gift. She is loving it!

IGK First Class Charcoal Detox DryShampoo $27

Yes!! More dry shampoo! And to top it off, it is one I really enjoy. It doesn’t leave a cast in my hair, and it works longer than just a few hours.

M.Greengrass Dry Oil Spray in Beach Air $36

This scent was exactly what I needed for these cold winter months. The oil sinks in quickly and leave the skin feeling crazy soft.

QMS Lip Line Corrector $200

A $200 product!? I have been testing this serum for a few weeks now, and I’m actually enjoying it! My lips look much more supple. I would never repurchase it, but it’ll be nice while it lasts.

Daily Concepts Daily Hair Towel Wrap $18

I already own one of these and love it. I am very glad to have a second one and totally recommend them to everyone!

That is it for this months BC! What was in your box?

Thank you for reading!

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BoxyCharm Unboxing | November 2019!

Welcome!

Today, we are going to look inside the, now, $25 a month basic BoxyCharm subscription. Specifically the November 2019 “Stellar” box.

Each month you will still receive 5 full sized, sometimes super deluxe sample sized beauty products. It appears that the over all value of the box is going to be high, but we will see if it is worth the price increase.

I did want to mention that I will not be purchasing the $35 a month BoxyCharm subscription. I already get BoxyLuxe, as well as Ipsy Ultimate and other boxes, so I just couldn’t justify it at this time.

Now, to what you are actually here for. The products!

Becca Ultimate Coverage Foundation sample packets.

I wanted to include this little addition, because it is neat. BC sent out sample cards so you could find your best shade match. This is so you can relay the findings to them, and they can send out the correct complexion products. I am excited about the possible new additions to the box.

Tula Skincare Star Power Nourishing and Brightening Cosmic Hydrogel Mask, set of 2. $22

These masks contain an acne gel with 2% salicylic acid. I do suffer from break outs, and I will be testing out these masks and reporting back to you all once I have a chance to try them.

Kypris Antioxidant Dew Quench and Glow Serum $90

I am very excited to see a product from Kypris. I have heard amazing things about this clean, and expensive beauty brand. This product is in collaboration with BC and has made a great addition to my skin care routine. It has really helped my cold dry skin not look as flaky and dry. It also serves well under makeup as a primer.

BoxyCharm 2 Piece Brush set $35

Here we have a foundation brush and a large oval brush, that they say is good for powders, creams, and minerals. The brushes are very soft and do their job well. I would not pay $35 for them, but I wouldn’t do that for just two brushes from any brand. I do enjoy the brushes and will continue to use them.

Dose of Colors Liquid Lip “New Mood” $18

The DOC liquid lip formula is one of my favorites. I am surprised that I didn’t already own this shade, because it is beautiful!

Nude mood is a peachy nude and wears very comfortably on the lips. Per the DOC usual!

Dominique Cosmetics Celestial Thunder Eyeshadow Palette (Mini Version) $35

Dominique Cosmetics recently came out with the Celestial Thunder palette. This is a smaller version of said palette, but just happens to have the shades that caught my eye.

Here are the shades swatched. I will not say much about the palette now, as I have an in depth Subscription Box Win or Whomp post coming up about it, which will include a different look than the one in this post!

I also wanted to include the sales that boxy included this month, Incase any of you were interested!

Over all thoughts and the products on my face!

Please disregard the bumps on my face. I am currently having an allergic reaction all over me. We tried a new detergent. My body did not like it. AT ALL.

over all, I am super happy with this boxy! The Kypris serum alone made the $25 price tag more than worth it!

My box came to a flat total of $200. I have to say. I see the price increase in my items. I mean come on, an amazing $90 skin care item was included! And it’s from a beautiful brand!

What was in your BoxyCharm this month? Would you like to see more reviews of any of these items?

Thank you for reading 🐠

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BoxyCharm Unboxing | October 2019

It’s Boxy time guys!

Before we begin, BoxyCharm is making some changes next month. They are making a $35 premium box, which I will not be subbing to, well I’m going to try to stop my self. The regular BoxyCharm is going to go up to $25 a month rather than $21. But! You will get to pick one item in your box, and they are also going to be doing add ons like Ipsy does. The value of the box has also gone up to $125, but I feel like the boxes are usually worth more than that any way.

Now that the technical stuff is done, let’s get into the fun stuff!

Dose of Colors Eyeshadow Palette in Baked Browns $32

The box is already paid for plus some! I have been wanting to try these little palettes, but just never picked them up. I would have like to receive one of the other variations, but this is still a nice palette that I will get use out of. A super easy palette to reach for, for a quick grungy eye look.

The shadows are buttery and actually very easy to blend. They are pretty powdery though so be aware. I also wanted to mention that the little brush included is pretty useful, which is always a nice little extra!

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator “Diamond Dust” $26

I have this highlighter in a little holiday trio, and it is the only shade I use. I am happy to have the full size so I can pass that trio along. Diamond Dust has a beautiful pink shift to it.

Iconic London Lip Pluming Gloss “Nearly Nude” $26

This gloss is a great my lips but better shade. You can feel the tingly sensation from the plumping ingredient, which I enjoy the feeling of. This gloss isn’t sticky, like at all. I can see myself getting quite a bit of use out of this gloss, which is not something I say often.

Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm $32

I never understood or got into the glassy skin trend. So, I did not have high hopes for this product. However, I actually really like it. It reminds me a lot of the Unicorn primer I got in my Ipsy. It made my skin smooth and lit from within glowy.

Illuminati Cosmetics Sponge $21

Okay, this thing. It does expand with water and it worked really well with my setting powder. BUT, everything else was bad. It’s really hard and absorbs so much product. Maybe I will use it a few more times to see if I grow to enjoy it, but first impression- this is not a sponge that I enjoy. I don’t understand how it is $21.

Over all thoughts?

Besides the sponge, I really enjoyed my boxy this month. I got something I have been wanting, something I already know I love, and two surprise awesome items! For $21 I got $137 worth of beauty products. Not bad, not bad at all!

What was in your Boxy? Would you like in depth reviews of any of these products?

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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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