I have been curious about the Benefit Boi-ing concealer in the past, so I’m excited to see it included in my Ipsy. I’m particularly interested to see how it will wear under my eyes. I think the shade I got will be a good match. I’m currently trying to use up a deluxe sample size of a Tarte concealer, but once that one is gone, this one will be in rotation.
Kokie Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil and Brush “Blonde” $8
I have been wanting to try more from Kokie, but I never see their products in stores near me! I have used a concealer from them in the past ( also from Ipsy) and I used that sucker up I loved it so much. I really do just need to make an order from their site. I have high hopes for this brow product. It seems like it will be pretty precise and a good shade match.
MAAPILIM Exfoliating Solution $63 full size
“It’s formulated with AHAs and BHAs to help dissolve dead skin cells, degunk pores, and leave your skin super soft and smooth.” It’s always exciting to get to try out expensive skincare. I will have to throw this in my skincare rotation to see if it makes any difference.
SOROCI Low-Hyaluronic Tangerine Booster Serum $29 full size
This is meant to have the hydrating benefits of Hyaluronic Acid as well as the brightening and firming benefits of tangerine extract. Apparently if you put this on before the rest of your skincare routine it will boost absorption.
COSRX Inc. Master Patch Intensive $12
I have some of these from other brands that I need to go through. I have tried the mighty patch brand and didn’t think they worked, hopefully these will perform better.
The Balm The Balm and the Beautiful Vol 1
I am not sure why this was included in my bag. It isn’t in my card, I didn’t order any add ons and I don’t recall ordering anything separately. But this is a happy accident! Ever since I saw Emily Noel use it in a video I have wanted to try the palette for myself.
The colors seem right up my alley. They are pigmented and the color story itself is very nice.
I am really excited to give it a go on my eyes!
That is it for my April Ipsy! I really enjoyed this bag! I think it’s the best one I have gotten in a while. What was in your Ipsy? What is your favorite Kokie products? Comment below!
The American Influencer Beauty Bundle retails for $38 a month and contains an assortment of products from a different beauty brand each month.
This months featured brand is NudeStix!
Citrus-C Mask and Daily Moisturizer $38
This moisturizer is meant to be a hydrating moisturizer, sleeping mask, and makeup primer all in one. I am interested to see how it would work as a primer for me, but I also want to just use it as a moisturizer. It is supposed to improve elasticity and tone, and renew skin texture for soft, smooth, hydrated and glowing skin.
Lash Lengthening Mascara $28
Now, I’ve said this before, but I prefer more voluminizing mascaras. I am going to give this one a try but my hopes aren’t too high. The formula seems pretty wet and the wand is rather basic.
Nudies Bronze In Sun kissed $34
I have been wanting to try some of the NudeStixs blushes and bronzers, so I am excited to give this product a try. It’s a nice shade and it blends out easily. I prefer more cream products during the warmer months, so this arrived at a good time.
Magnetic Matte Lip in Boho $26
I love this shade! I think I am going to get a lot of use out of it. In fact, it is already in my everyday makeup drawer.
Magnetic Eye Color in Dew WAP $26
I love shadow sticks! I have this product in a few other shades and I really enjoy it. I’m happy to have another. This shade would also work great as a highlight. I am going to be reaching for it a lot to highlight my inner corner. That’s for sure.
This months box was great! NudeStixs is a brand I’m really interested in, so it’ll be fun to try more products. What is your favorite NudeStixs product? Which product are you most interested in? Comment below!
The BoxyCharm base box retails for around $25 a month. It contains 5 full size (sometimes deluxe sample sized) beauty products.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation 130N $38
I have tried this foundation in the past and returned it. It was just too much for how oily my skin was when this first came out. I am going to give it another go, but if I still don’t like it I’ll pass it on to a friend. I do think the shade will be a good match. I do hope I enjoy the foundation now that my skin has changed a bit. I really want to get on the luminous foundation trend.
Be on the look out for a in depth review of the ABH Luminous Foundation!
Céla By Celine Tadrissi Glacier Clay Cleanser $45
My skin hasn’t been too finicky when trying new skincare products, so I am always up to try a new cleanser, especially one so pricey! It is supposed to remove makeup ( I always pre-cleanse), environmental pollutants, and dead facial skin cells.
Christophe Robin Instant Volume Mist with Rose Water $39
I do already own this, and I have yet to try it. I am going to give it a go, but if I’m not into it I am going to give the used one to my mom and try to sell the unused one on Mercari.
Item Beauty By Addison Rae Lash Slick Lengthening Mascara “Midnight Mood” $15
I usually go for more voluminizing mascaras. However, I am not against trying out one meant for length. Maybe I’ll pair Lash Slick with another mascara meant for volume.
On another note, I got the Ipsy X box curated by Addison Rae and I still have no clue who she is.
Lucky Chick Liquid Eyeshadow “Rose Quartz” $22
I have gotten some lip products from Lucky Chick in the past and they are fantastic! I am excited to try another product from them.
The shade is really pretty. The swatch set down quickly leading me to believe the shadow will be decently long lasting on the eye lids.
That’s everything that was in my box. This is a pretty decent box, I’m really excited to have received the ABH foundation. What was in your box? What product interests you the most? Comment below!
I mainly decided to get this because I really really like the bag. So every thing else is pretty much a bonus for me. The mystery glam bags retail for $14
Mini Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Dqy Moisture SPF 30
I have the full size of this product but I have yet to use it. I will probably try this mini size first to see if I like it. And if I don’t I can always pass the larger size onto someone else.
Love craft Beauty Number 2 Brush
The bristles are soft and it seems pretty sturdy. I’ll definitely use it for blush or bronzer
This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum
I have been getting a lot of Hyaluronic acid stuff lately. This is another little mini to add to my turn and burn project pan.
UOMA Level Up Mascara Mini
I love getting mini mascaras. I can actually use it up before the three month shelf life passes.
The bristles are kind of spread out and in a weird pattern around the wand. I am interested to see how this work.
Basic Beauty Eyeshadow Quad “Hot Cocoa Bomb”
This is a cute little quad and the shadows seem to be of pretty decent quality.
It was really buttery and smooth with the figure swatches and I am interested to see how they work with a brush. I am going to add this to my collection of mini palettes I keep on my vanity.
Sometimes I really enjoy getting this mystery bags. Sometimes they suck though. This was luckily not one of this times! I would be interested to know what products you got in this bag when it originally came out or if you have ordered the mystery bag as well!
This is a new to me box and I am pretty excited about it! It is $35 and it seems to include multiple products from one brand each month.
This month is Jason Wu. I have wanted to try this newer drugstore brand since I saw it featured in some YouTube videos. This box is a great way to try out a good assortment of products.
Jason Wu Magic Matte Oil $16
This product I am really looking forward to trying. I have pretty oily skin and I am interested to see how much of a difference this oil makes on my skin. Apparently it is supposed to be oily to matte instantly. It can be worn alone or as a primer. I’ll probably use it in both ways.
Jason Wu Saved By The Patch $12
I have some acne patches from another brand that I have been using and liking. I am glad to have more and hope they work just as well as the others.
Jason Wu The Bush $14
This is a vegan formula brow soap. I have been toying with the idea of giving soap brows a try and I guess this is my sign to take the plunge.
Jason Wu Stay In Line “Parisian Chic” and “Royal” $10
The Stay in Line lipliners are incredibly creamy pencil liners. The shades are pretty nice go to shades for me and I can see myself just wearing these all over the lips.
Jason Wu Flora 9 “Matte Agave” $15
I love the look of this little palette. I do t have a matte palette that is set up in quite the same way. The shadows are buttery and pigmented and seem like they will blend nicely. I will probably be doing a dedicated post for this palette (and many of the other products featured here) so keep an eye out for that!
Jason Wu Hot Fluff “Jelly Roll” and “Éclair” $12
These are both creamy matte lipsticks. They remind me a lot of the Milani Fetish Matte lipsticks formula wise. I will probably wear the more almost terracotta shade more than the bolder berry, but if I’m going to wear a berry now it will probably be this one.
As far as my first American Influencer Beauty Bundle goes this one was great to start off with! I got some great products from a brand I had really wanted to try. I am excited to see what the coming months bring.
I got a lot of great stuff in my BoxyCharm Premium this month, let’s get into it!
Athr Beauty Desert Sunset palette $48
This palette has a beautiful color story. I cannot wait to give it a try.
The mattes swatch beautifully. The shimmers left a little to be desired, but we will have to see how they apply to the eyes.
Kosas Air Brow Tinted Volumizing Treatment Gel Soft Brown $22
This is a product I have wanted to try since it came out. I’m really excited to see it in my box. I think soft brown will be a great match for me.
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Palette $42
These are supposed to be their highlighter drops in pressed powder form. This is a neat concept, but blinding highlights are really for me. I am going to keep it long enough to give it a try, but I’ll probably end up passing this on to a friend.
LYS Beauty Secure Skin Gripping Primer Serum $20
I am all about gripping primers! I have a few from the drugstore. I am excited to use one that is sold In Sephora. I have to say, this is a great price for a makeup brand that’s in Sephora. I do have a bronzer from this brand that I really enjoy, so I have high hopes for this primer. I may just have to do a “test it out” post!
Juice Beauty Bamboo Pore Refining Mask $36
“Clear and hydrate your skin at the same time with this pore refining mask. Help protect against “maskne” with bamboo charcoal and kaolin clay to help detox, aspen bark to help smooth and hydrate, and exfoliating polyhydroxy acids for a softer, smoother complexion.”
That all sounds fantastic. I am a Covid Screener so I obviously have to wear a mask all day and work and the break outs are REAL. I am going to give this a try tonight and hope to see some improvement after a few uses.
Persona Cosmetics Lip Liner 90210 $14
This is a very pretty lip liner and the color is right up my alley. I think I will get a ton of use out of it.
My box was great! I’m really happy with everything, besides the highlighters, but I think I got my moneys worth!
First off, happy new year! I hope 2022 brings you all joy, good health, and good vibes.
Today we are going to unbox my very late December Boxy Base Box.
Algenist Triple Algae Eye Renewal Balm $68
$68 for an eye cream!? Skin care prices blow my mind. I’m glad I get so much in subscription boxes. But then I fall in love and have to shell out the big bucks. This eye cream is “clinically shown to help reduce dark circles, bags, puffiness, lines, wrinkles, and crows feet in just ten days.” That’s some pretty big claims. I’m excited to see if this product actually works the way it claims.
Studio Makeup Hyaluronic Acid Rejuvenating Serum $45
This came to me at the right time. I was just thinking about how I wanted to try a hyaluronic acid because my skin has been getting so dry with this cold weather that has been coming and going in Missouri.
Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner Water Resistant Liquid Liner $18
I was also just thinking about how I need a water proof or resistant liner. Hopefully this one can actually hang around with my watery left eye.
Araceli Bella Sponge Duo $24
I haven’t ever heard anything about this sponges so I am interested to see how well they work. Into my jar of unused sponges they go.
OPV Beauty Spotlight Palette.
This was a bonus item. I’m not sure why I got it. It is a pretty color story and from the swatches I did do the shadows seem to be good quality.
Dito Cosmetics Limited Edition Venus 12 Shade Palette $29.99
I have seen this palette on random peoples Instagrams and unboxing videos. However I don’t know much about it. It is pleasing to look at and the theme is neat.
It swatches nicely. I just don’t think I’ll use any of the glittery shades.
That is it for my unboxing! I like it well enough. What was in your box?