Studio Makeup Ease To Wear Palette | Subscription Box Win or Whomp?

Welcome!

Today, we are going to play with and talk about the Studio Makeup Ease to Wear eyeshadow palette that came in the recent BoxyCharm.

The Ease to Wear palette retails for $35.

The palette contains 9 shades.

  • Sheen- A shimmery cream
  • Flaxen- A shimmery copper
  • Bare- A mid tone cool brown

  • Gilded- A shimmery cool tones almost gold
  • Wicked- Shimmery cool toned brown
  • Lace- a very light cool tone matte brown

  • Dusk- A satin pink
  • Blush- A matte light lilac
  • Fate- A matte warm toned dark brown

The look

  • I primed my eyes and set them with “Lace”
  • Using a larger fluffy brush, I placed “Bare” into my crease and a bit above.
  • Using a tapered blending brush I placed “Fate” on my outer corner and into the outer crease.
  • I placed “Gilded” on the remainder of my lid.
  • I popped shade into the inner corner and under my brow bone.
  • Using a liner brush I placed “Fate” right along my lower lash line.
  • I blended that out some with a mixture of “Bare” and “Lace”

Over all thoughts

Initially I didn’t think I’d like this palette. I thought it was going to be poor quality and something I would just pass along. However, I really enjoy it! The color story is pretty, and the shadows are so easy to work with.

However, if I hadn’t gotten it in BoxyCharm, I would not go out of my way to purchase it. It isn’t particularly unique. I would just go for a ColourPop palette rather than spending the $35 and shipping on this.

Have you tried this palette? What were your thoughts?

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My First BoxyCharm Premium | Did I waste my money?

I had been toying with the idea of subscribing to premium for a while, and finally decided to jump on it. It’s right around $35 a month and you get 5-6 full sized beauty products.

To begin this post. Apparently my box didn’t meet the minimum price requirement for Boxy Premium, so I was emailed a discount code for the next Boxy Pop up. Which is nice, but I tend to miss the pop ups anyway.

Now, for what I actually got.

SpongellΓ© Salted Rose Mani Pedi Treatment Set

I don’t think this is something I will use. I just get mani pedis done at a salon. But, I have never tried to do my own. So, maybe I will actually crack this open and see how I do.

Sugar Rush Best Bud Lip Butter “Peony”

The formula feels amazing, and it smells so good!! Like vanilla. And that packaging? Precious!!

Now on to the makeup products!!

Milk Beauty lip and Cheek Glow Oil “Flare”

I am not putting this on my cheeks. It seems like a break out waiting to happen. But, I will use it on my lips! I love products like this for the summer time.

Hour Glass Ambient Lighting Blush “Diffused Heat”

This is a product I already own and love. I’m not even mad about getting something I already have. I love this blush and I am more than happy to have a back up.

Now, for some eye makeup!

KVD Ink Well Liner “Lolita”

This is a product I have almost bought a dozen times. I love the ink well liner in Trooper, and think Lolita is such a pretty shade. I am excited to finally have it so I can experiment with different looks!

Smashbox Photo Edit Eyeshadow Quad “Holy Crop”

The packaging is so cool, it looks like a camera lens! This is the perfect on the go, or quick look quad. The formula is buttery and the shades are really pigmented. I am sure I’ll be able to create some beautiful looks with this quad.

Over all thoughts?

I’m not completely disappointed, but I’m not as happy with it as I wanted to be. Hopefully, next month I will receive the correct value. However. I am happy with the products I got, and can’t wait to use many of them.

What was in your BoxyCharm box this month, on any level?

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BoxyCharm Base Box | May 2020

Before we get into the actual box, let’s discuss how bad I wanted the Tarte Micellar Water for whatever reason? Didn’t get it, but now I just have this strong urge to buy it. I mean I am almost out of micellar water.

Anyway, away from my dumb rambles. The base box is $25 a month. You get five beauty products, for the most part full sized items.

My box this month did not contain an info card, and I did not get an email containing one.

Glam Glow Berry Glow Probiotic Recovery Mask

This stuff looks and smells like yogurt. You can either wash off the mask, for tissue off the excess and massage into the skin what remains. I am excited to try it out. I know Glam Glow is rather pricey.

Daily Concepts Shampoo Bar

If you saw my latest Target Beauty Box unboxing, you would know I love shampoo bars. I am happy to get to try this one out. It smells wonderful!

Ayam Dead Sea Mineral & Vitamin C Serum Makeup Remover Wipes

I can always use more makeup removing wipes. I like that there is Vitamin C Serum infused in the wipes. The skin can always use a little extra Vitamin C!

Pretty Vulgar Eyeshadow Primer

Is this brand still sold at Sephora? I feel like I only see it in sub boxes. I like trying out different eye primers, my lids are kind of oily.

Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette

Usually I would be excited about receiving a palette, but this is just so boring. It reminds me of a toned down version of Sultry by ABH. I will still be doing a Look with this palette for a future post. But, I may complain the whole time.

Over all thoughts

I am actually pretty happy with everything, but the palette. And I’m sure my mom would actually really like it. So, I’ll get to pass it on to her. Not my favorite box, not the worst.

What was in your Base box this month?

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BoxyCharm Base Box | May 2020

Before we get into the actual box, let’s discuss how bad I wanted the Tarte Micellar Water for whatever reason? Didn’t get it, but now I just have this strong urge to buy it. I mean I am almost out of micellar water.

Anyway, away from my dumb rambles. The base box is $25 a month. You get five beauty products, for the most part full sized items.

My box this month did not contain an info card, and I did not get an email containing one.

Glam Glow Berry Glow Probiotic Recovery Mask

This stuff looks and smells like yogurt. You can either wash off the mask, for tissue off the excess and massage into the skin what remains. I am excited to try it out. I know Glam Glow is rather pricey.

Daily Concepts Shampoo Bar

If you saw my latest Target Beauty Box unboxing, you would know I love shampoo bars. I am happy to get to try this one out. It smells wonderful!

Ayam Dead Sea Mineral & Vitamin C Serum Makeup Remover Wipes

I can always use more makeup removing wipes. I like that there is Vitamin C Serum infused in the wipes. The skin can always use a little extra Vitamin C!

Pretty Vulgar Eyeshadow Primer

Is this brand still sold at Sephora? I feel like I only see it in sub boxes. I like trying out different eye primers, my lids are kind of oily.

Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette

Usually I would be excited about receiving a palette, but this is just so boring. It reminds me of a toned down version of Sultry by ABH. I will still be doing a Look with this palette for a future post. But, I may complain the whole time.

Over all thoughts

I am actually pretty happy with everything, but the palette. And I’m sure my mom would actually really like it. So, I’ll get to pass it on to her. Not my favorite box, not the worst.

What was in your Base box this month?

Thank you for reading πŸ“

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BoxyCharm Base Box | May 2020

Before we get into the actual box, let’s discuss how bad I wanted the Tarte Micellar Water for whatever reason? Didn’t get it, but now I just have this strong urge to buy it. I mean I am almost out of micellar water.

Anyway, away from my dumb rambles. The base box is $25 a month. You get five beauty products, for the most part full sized items.

My box this month did not contain an info card, and I did not get an email containing one.

Glam Glow Berry Glow Probiotic Recovery Mask

This stuff looks and smells like yogurt. You can either wash off the mask, for tissue off the excess and massage into the skin what remains. I am excited to try it out. I know Glam Glow is rather pricey.

Daily Concepts Shampoo Bar

If you saw my latest Target Beauty Box unboxing, you would know I love shampoo bars. I am happy to get to try this one out. It smells wonderful!

Ayam Dead Sea Mineral & Vitamin C Serum Makeup Remover Wipes

I can always use more makeup removing wipes. I like that there is Vitamin C Serum infused in the wipes. The skin can always use a little extra Vitamin C!

Pretty Vulgar Eyeshadow Primer

Is this brand still sold at Sephora? I feel like I only see it in sub boxes. I like trying out different eye primers, my lids are kind of oily.

Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette

Usually I would be excited about receiving a palette, but this is just so boring. It reminds me of a toned down version of Sultry by ABH. I will still be doing a Look with this palette for a future post. But, I may complain the whole time.

Over all thoughts

I am actually pretty happy with everything, but the palette. And I’m sure my mom would actually really like it. So, I’ll get to pass it on to her. Not my favorite box, not the worst.

What was in your Base box this month?

Thank you for reading πŸ“

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SC @manda_janette

BoxyCharm Base Box | April 2020

I am toying with the idea of bumping up to the premium box. What are all of your thoughts on that subscription level? Is it worth it?

For now, let’s focus on the April BoxyCharm Base box. It is $25 a month.

Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Hydrating Primer $32

Unfortunately, benefit is not cruelty free. So, this is a product I will be passing on as a gift. It’ll make a great gift for someone else. But, so far this box isn’t for me.

Zoeva Caramel Melange Eyeshadow Palette $28

I am so happy to finally have a Zoeva palette, and it’s one of the ones I wanted! Though I have to admit, I want most of them.

Here are a few random swatches. The formula is a nice as I expected it to be and the pigmentation is great. I have tried it and loved the look I came up with. Look coming soon!

This is worth the box to me.πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Iconic London Illumination “Original” $41

This is something that I have been intrigued by- due to Instagram. But, I don’t think it will work well on my skin tone. I am willing to try it though! If it works, this is an awesome item.

Dose of Colors Lip It Up Satin LipStick $17

I enjoy the Dose of Colors liquid lips, I am excited to try a different lip format from them.

I am not sure how great this shade will look on me, but I do love the formula! I will have to check out the other shades they have.

Tony Moly I’m Real Sheet Mask $9 x3

Lastly, we have some tony moly sheet masks. I don’t believe tony moly is cruelty free. I will have to do some research. I hope so though, because I would love to try these masks.

Over all, this was just an okay box for me. I have been more impressed by BoxyCharm before, but I am really excited about the palette.

What was in your BoxyCharm?

Thank you for reading 🦎

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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!

Thank you for reading πŸ‘‹

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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?

Thank you for reading πŸ‹

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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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