BoxyCharm May 2018| Boxy Bash

Hi everyone!

My boyfriends birthday was yesterday, so we all went to a newer restaurant. This place smelt like mildew and it was hotter inside than outside. BUT, they had fantastic sweet tea.

This month is not just my persons birth month, but it is BoxyCharms birth month!

For their birth month celebration they included an extra product in the box, which is always exciting.

Pur Sculptor palette $30

One product down and it always has covered the cost of the box, plus some. I love palettes that have all, in this case most, of the face powders I need. So much easier for travel. Especially when they have a nice mirror like this one does.

I think the shades may be too dark for my slime time right now. But, I will have to try them to see. The highlighters and bronzers are all very pigmented and buttery. I think they would make great shadows as well.

Cover FX Blurring Primer $38

I have really been wanting to try more products from Cover FX. I have also wanted to purchase a nicer primer. I am very glad that I got this in my BoxyCharm, saved me a bit of money!

Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Liner “Black List” $24

The packaging for of this gel liner is magnificent. However, I rarely use liners in this format. I just haven’t gotten the hang of it.

The liner itself is extremely smooth and pigmented. I may actually be able to work with this. If not it is going to be a decoration piece because of the packaging.

Aesthetica 3 Piece Eye Trio $45

I have never heard of this brand before. I am always intrigued when I am introduced to new brands, I will have to learn a bit more about them. These brush seem to be of good quality. The angled brush will make a great eyebrow brush I think. I will have to try the liner brush with my new gel liner.

Aesthetica P12 Face Brush $27

This brush seems nicely made as well. The hairs are very soft and the rest of the brush feels sturdy. I think this brush will be nice for blush or bronzer. I love getting brushes.

Han Skin Care Lip Gloss “Raspberry Chardonnay ” $15

I am not a huge lip gloss person. This one is a pretty color though and looks opaque. If I don’t get use out of it rather soon I may pass it on to a friend who likes glosses more than I do. I just don’t like that they are messy because they don’t dry down. Glosses always end up on my teeth.

I wish this was a liquid lip or a lip pencil, the shade is one that I enjoy.

That is it for my box! For $21 I got a box valued at $179 😯😯😯😯. I not hate any of the products. I may not get use out of the Gloss, and I need to learn how to learn the liner, but over all I am ecstatic with what I received.

What was in your Boxy Charm? What products would you like to see reviewed?

Thank you for reading ❤️

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Boxy Charm May 2017 | Makeup is Art 


*Boxy Charm is a subscription service that cost $21 per month*

This months theme was make is art, so it focused on items, that in my unprofessional opinion, would be useful in a kit.

IBY Beauty Highlight and Contour Kit Retails:$40


The powders in this contour kit are very buttery, and have great pigmentation. They actually seem light enough to work for me, but the contour shade do lean a little warm.


Great pigmentation though, I will keep you all updated.

The Brow Gal Convertible Brow “02” Retails: $35


The Brow Gal is a brand I have tried before and love. (How many people do you think will get mad over the “do your face a favor thing”?😂😂😜) This kit is supposed to be for brown hair but I think I can make it work.


They are actually way more pigmented than I thought they would be, so my expectations for this are high. 

Tenptu Liquid Glow Retails: $29.50


I am just going to start out by saying, I am not the biggest fan of Liquid highlights. They just seem like so much work, and so much can easily go wrong.


This shade is really pretty though, so I think I have to give it a shot.

The Brow Gal Brow Brush $14.00

Crown Brush Round Contour Brush $24.99


Who can’t use a good Brow Brush and spoolie? The bristles seem to be the perfect stiffness.

As for the round Brush. I have never tried one, but I have wanted to really bad. 

Overall, this box was nice. Not my favorite, but I will definitely get use out of everything.

I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you so much for stopping by.❤️❤️ 

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Oops….Another Colour Pop Haul

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I have a bad addiction, Colour Pop. I just can’t get enough. Except for the face products and liquid lipsticks, for some reason I just haven’t gotten into those yet.

I purchased 5 shadows:

  • Knight
  • Alchemy (both from the Jamie King colab)
  • So Quiche
  • Nillionaire
  • Vanity Fair (Also from the Jamie King Colab)

 

I decided to try their brow pencils. I got the one in “Dope Taupe”.

I also purchased two of their new sculpting sticks! I got Releve and Dove.

I am so excited to try this out for you!

what are your Colour Pop must haves?

XoXo Manda

Small June Empties; Look in my Trash!

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Today I bring you my trash. I do not have much beauty trash this month, sense I am trying so much new stuff. But, here is what I did finish up!

Equate exfoliating makeup wipes: I just use these to remove swatches. I just buy cheap makeup wipes, and these were what I happened to grab.

E.L.F Daily Face Wash: I did a review of this product ( *Win or Waste* ELF Daily Facial Cleanser) I really say all I can about this product here; so, check it out

Rating 0/5

Yes, I changed my rating scale, you will see how I have changed it, in coming up reviews!

Revlon  Color Burst Matte Balm “StandOut”: This was my go to lip product for years. From the time it came out until I decided to go cruelty free. It was my favorite thing. But, now that I do not use Revlon, I had to find a new baby. I did use my last back up this up.

Rating: 4/5 (4 because Revlon harms animals.)

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer “15” : This is a great concealer, but again not a CF brand. So I will not repurchase it. I decided to use it up, and finally did!

Rating: 4/5 (4 because Maybelline harms bunnies)

L’oreal True Match Concealer Crayon “N6-7-8”: I was using this for a while to contour and liked it. Did I love it? No. Would I recommend it? Even if it was CF, no.

Rating: 2/5

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Mini: I already bought a full-size. If you don’t have this or haven’t tried it, you need it! It is amazing.

Rating: 5/5

Too Faced Shadow Insurance: This is my favorite shadow primer. I have a couple samples and a full size in my stash. I wanted to get through this itty baby sample, and I did.

Rating 5/5

Maybelline Baby Skin Primer: This product exaggerated my pores, so it did not do its job. The packaging is cute, but that is the only thing I like about it. I honestly didn’t even use it all up, I just couldn’t bring myself to pass it along because, I hate it that much.

Rating 1/5 (1 for packaging)

What is in your beauty trash? What do you think of these products?

XoXo Manda

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Super Easy FOTD Ft. Urban Decay Naked 3

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Today I bring you a really easy FOTD, using the Naked 3 palette. As stated in the title. I bought this palette a couple weeks ago, then literally never messed with it. Obviously this is really bad, so I decided to go a head and take the plunge to use it.

The base:

  • I used the ELF aqua primer mist (Review coming soon)
  • The NYX Under eye correcting concealer in fair (Review coming soon)
  • The Maybeline Better Skin Concealer (almost used it up!) on blemishes
  • The Maybelline Master Concealer in the lightest color (Also almost used up) to highlight my face.
  • My foundation was the Maybelline Dream wonder liquid to powder. It is on its last leg, I am really excited to finally be almost done with all these non-CF items.
  • I set my face with the Maybelline Matte powder (also finally almost done).

Brows:

  • I used my Wet n Wild Brow Pencil in Blonde moments to outline my brows
  • Filled them in with the fist shade from the Kat Von D Shade and Light eye palette
  • Fixed them up with the NYX Above Coverage concealer
  • I then set them with the L’oreal Brow Stylist. (finally on its last leg)

Contour and the Like:

  • I used the ELF contour palette to Contour and Bronze. I love this paletee and I really love using the Wet n Wild contour brush to contour.
  • I used the lightest highlighter from the Carli Bybel palette, obviously to high light.
  • I used the Milani Rose blush in the shade “Romantic Rose”. Really starting to fall back in love with this product.

Eyes:

  • For my primer I used the Maybelline Master Concealer again, really trying to use it for every purpose that I can.
  • I also set my lids with the Maybelline Fit Me powder.

Now for the shadows!

  • I blended “Limit” into the crease
  • My definer shade for my outer v and crease was “Factory”
  • I decided to use “Burn Out” on my lid
  • I then used “Dust” on my inner corner and brow bone
  • I wasn’t happy with this, so I went in with “Strange” on my brow bone and inner corner. Made it all better.
  • I used Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on pencil in “Perversion” is what I used to tight line my upper lash line.
  • I used “Factory” on my lower lash line to define it a bit.

I love this palette and really will be using it more often! Glad I purchased it!

Lips:

  • I decided to give the Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayon in “Glace” a try. Haven’t really decided if I like it or not.

What are your favorite looks to do with the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette?

XoXo Manda

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Sunday FOTD Out and About

I had a nice day out and about today. We picked up some stuff we needed for the house, groceries, and some other things. P.S. I have a little makeup haul that will be posted soon!

While I was getting ready this morning I was going to use My Urban Decay Naked Palette to do my eyes. It is my go to when I am not trying to be super creative. When I was looking through my drawers for it, I am really unorganized I am working on it, I found the Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette under some other stuff! I got this as a little stocking stuffer over Christmas, but I never really played with it. I took the plunge and did so today.

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To prime my eyes I used the Rimmel Hide the Blemish concealer in Ivory. I do not like this as a concealer, but it is actually a pretty great eye primer, it covers the dark veins and such. I used the light pink shade, which is labeled as “M3” on the back of the palette, as my transition/blending shade. I used the gray shade, labeled as “M6”, in my crease. The dark brown shade, “M1”, I used in my outer V. For my lid I used the sparkly pink shade, “S3”. This wasn’t light enough for me so I went in with the shade next to it, “S4” and placed it over top. I used the cream shade, “M4”, as my brow bone highlight and in my inner corner.

I then used my usual liquid liner, the Starlooks pro luxe pen in “jet”, to line my upper lash line and do a small flick. I then realized that the liner is FINALLY done, the pigmentation just wasn’t there. So I went over it with the Urban Decay Shadow in “Blackout”. This shade is available in the Naked 2 palette, but I purchased it in a single also, I never use a black shadow besides this one. It blows MAC “Carbon” out of the water.

On my lips is the Whipped liquid lipstick from Buxom in the shade “Centerfold” that I got in my April Ipsy bag!

I did my usual foundation routine, I try to use up products before opening new ones which for what I do isn’t a good idea. I have a ton of foundation just waiting to be opened. I set my face with the Coty Air Spun powder, besides my under eyes, I used the highlight shade in the Wet n’ Wild Contour Palette in the shade “Caramel Toffee”. I love using this powder to set my under eye area! I also used the contour shade in this palette to lightly contour.

I used the City Color Be Matte blush in “Papaya”. Used the Physicians Formula Season to Season bronzer in “light to medium” to bronze with.  I high lighted my face with the L’oreal True Match Lumi high lighter in “Rose”.

When I was finished I spritzed my face with MAC Fix +.

I hope you enjoyed this look! What makeup do you prefer to use? How was your Sunday? Let’s talk!

XoXo Manda