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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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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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus | August 2019

Hello guys!

It’s Sunday, it’s gloomy, and I am doing a face mask (Lush Mask of Magnaminty). Is there a better time to do an unboxing?

I don’t think so!

This time we have Glam Bag Plus. It is around $22 a month, and is the upgrade of the basic Ipsy bag. You get 5-6 items and they are all full sized.

This months theme is “Bare Yourself”.

Let’s dig into these goodies!

Tarte Dream Big Palette $30

This palette is pretty and perfect for travel thanks to the mirror. I would have liked another matte that I could use as a transition shade. I can just used what ever Bronzer I am using as a transition though.

FARAH Show Me Magic Eye Brush Set $50

Some more FARAH brushes from a subscription service. I can’t be mad though. I love getting brushes and the handles of this set is cute.

The bristles feel soft, and seem to be secure.

Ahava Hydration Cream Mask $33

This is going to be fantastic is the cold months, that are quickly approaching. This mask can also be used as a night mask! You massage it in to your skin until it is absorbed and then wash it off in the morning. Or 5 minutes later if you are not using it as an over night mask.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer in light $39.50

I have never tried any of the face products from it Cosmetics, so I am pretty excited about this one.

The concept of a full coverage moisturizer is a little strange, so expect a review in the near future!

Suva Beauty Liquid Chrome Illuminating Drops “Trust Fund” $26

This illuminator is so pretty! I really hope that it will work with my skin tone. It should be okay as long as I use a small amount.

Add ons!

I have said it a million times, and I will never stop saying it…. I love Ipsy’s add on program! You can get some pretty cool stuff at some awesome prices.

Chique Blush Brush $6 or $3 I can’t remember.

My first add on was a blush brush. It feels pretty cheap, but the bristles are soft. It’ll do its job and that’s what matters to me.

The Balm in the Balm of your Hand V. 2 $12

I am really excited about this palette! I have been wanting to try more of the face powders from the Balm, now I have 4 as well as some shadows! A great steal at $12.

Suva Single Shadow “Coriander” $6 or $3. Again, I can’t remember.

I picked up this shade because I thought it would make a great inner corner and brow bone highlighter. I also really love the Suva formula, so that was me justifying buying another eye shadow.

Point Redemption

Ipsy also has a nice point system. You save up points and can get free products and tools. Unfortunately, they do expire.

Firma 102 Brush

I like redeeming for beauty tools. This brush is made very well and is very soft. I can think of a few uses for it, which is awesome.

Thoughts?

I am so happy with my box this month! I love everything! More than worth the monthly cost in my opinion.

What was in your GBP?

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BoxyCharm | August 2019

Welcome back to another Unboxing!

BC is around $22 a month. You receive 5 or more beauty products, they are usually full sized, but every now and then you get a deluxe sample size.

This months Box theme is Totally. I am not sure how this is a theme, but every thing is very pink.

I want to start off the Unboxing by saying social media spoiled this months box for me. I also did not get the variation I wanted, I really was hoping I would get the two Ace Beauté eyeshadow singles.

However, I did still get a pretty good box.

Becca Hydra Mist and Refresh Powder $39

I have been wanting to try this powder for a while now. Its concept is very interesting to me.

For me, the box has already been paid for, so everything else is essentially a bonus item! Which is always an awesome start to an Unboxing.

Wander Glow Ahead Illuminating Oil $42

Wander is a brand I actually really enjoy!

Glow ahead can be used alone or as a primer. It is meant to give your face a “bouncy youthful glow”. I can predict that I will be using this oil a lot come the dry winter and fall months.

Tarte Big Ego Mascara $23

The Big Ego wand looks suspiciously like the Better Than Sex wand.

I have never been disappointed by a Tarte Mascara, so I have high hopes for this hot pink package.

Pür Pink Glitter Mask 2oz. $26

This mask seems to be part of Pürs new collection with Barbie.

I don’t like glitter in my skincare, but I am willing do give it a try, just because the mask it self is hot pink. That’s a terrible reason, but whatever I am sticking to it!

Lashaholics Instagram False Lashes $14.99

I am not much of a false lash person, but I actually like how this pair looks. They aren’t too dramatic, but still have a glittery shape to them.

The box they come in is also super cute.

Over all thoughts?

It isn’t the best BC that I have gotten, but it isn’t the worst either. While I am disappointed I didn’t not get the shadows, I can by them off someone on Mercari.

I am quite happy with what I got. I would have spent $22 on the powder alone, so I am pretty satisfied! I can wear the falsies on one of my few and far between nights out on the town ( I live less than an hour from St. Louis). The mask will be fun for a girls night, and I love tarte mascaras!

What was in your August Boxy?

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A few recent empties! | Cruelty Free (besides a BBW shower gel)

Hello my loveys!

I apologize for my lack of posting. I had surgery on my uterus, and the healing has been a struggle! Lucky for you guys, I had my significant other grab a few products from my empties bag and I took the pictures in bed!

If you are interested in looking at more of my trash and hearing my thoughts, read on!

Bath and Body Works Love and Sunshine Shower Gel

Please note, BBW is NOT cruelty free, they test where required by law!!

I was given this shower gel as a gift. It smells nice, the scent lingered and made my skin feel nice.

Repurchase? No, it is not CF.

Fortune Coolie Soap Eat Me Deep Conditioner. Deluxe sample

I really love the FCS deep conditioner formula. This scent wasn’t my favorite, but it did its job well.

Repurchase? Yes! Just a different scent

Mantra Hemp CBD Anti-aging Sheet Mask

This mask made my skin feel super soft and soothed.

Repurchase? Yes, once I get through some of my other masks. I have like a store full!

Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Melting Balm

This Balm is fantastic, however it is rather pricy.

Repurchase? Maybe, if I can’t find a less expensive option I like just as much.

Physicians Formula Brow Gel

I think I have gone through two of these. It is a really nice brow gel and it does have a tint to it. It’s really nice for a quick and easy no makeup brow.

Repurchase? Yes! Physicians Formula always has sales going on at at least one of the drugstores near me, and the lower price is worth it.

Jordana Best Lash Extreme

This is a super inexpensive mascara that is definitely worth all the hype that it gets. It really gives my lashes that full, false lash look.

Repurchase? Yes, always.

That is it for this tiny empty post!

What is a product that you have used up recently?

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