February ‘18 BoxyCharm | Galaxy Glow

What is it?: A monthly subscription box with 5-6 usually full sized, sometimes deluxe sample sized, beauty products.

How much is it?: $21 a month

I am always excited when I come home from work and see BoxyCharm in my mail box.

This months theme is Galaxy Glow. Which has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day, and that makes me happy. I also assumed there would be something holographic or strange colored in the box. Apparently in the beauty world that’s what Galaxy means. I like the space version more, but that’s just me.

Let’s open the box!

Naked Cosmetics Holographic Highlighter Palette $39.99

Jumping into the “holographic” stuff right off the bat. I don’t have any neat colored highlights, besides one from Estate Cosmetics. I think I’ll have fun with this. I do love the Naked Cosmetics brand. Naked Cosmetics is Cruelty Free.

The third shade in the first row and the second shade in the second row are a bit rough compared to the other shades. They are all rather pigmented.

Cover FX Shimmer Veil “Amethyst ” $28

I don’t have much from Cover FX, but I have loved everything I have tried. I have heard some great things about the new Shimmer Veils. I must say, I am really intrigued by this sort of eyeshadow, but have no clue how to really use them. Apparently this one can be used anywhere on the face, awesome.

The shade is very pretty! Cover FX is Cruelty Free and have a ton of vegan products!

Use the code FXCharm for 20% off your Cover FX order.

Vintage Cosmetics Smokey Eye Pencil $21

Just a black wooden eye pencil.

Logical Harmony says that this brand is a grey area as far as their Cruelty Free stance goes, so I am just going to pass on this eye pencil.

Pür The Complexion Authority X-Faux Lips Plumping Lip Exfoliator $17

I love lip exfoliators. My lips get very dry very easily, so I exfoliate them most nights. I do prefer this format for them, less messy. The scent is of Shea butter and the formula seems relatively clean! Pür is Cruelty Free!

Crown Pro Trio Brush Set $29.99

These look a lot like the Wet N Wild brushes I love. The brush are extremely soft and the set contains; a concealer brush, a sculpting brush, and an all over setting brush. I will probably use none of them for their intended purpose, but they will all be used. Crown Brush is Cruelty Free, but they do still make natural hair brushes, so take their stance as you may.

That is it for my BC! I am happy with everything, but the eye pencil. But, the fact that there was a brush set makes up for the over priced liner. $125.98 in products for only $21!

What was in your box?

Thank you so much for reading 🖤

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Ipsy December 2017 | Snow Globe

What it is: A beauty subscription that includes 4-5 deluxe sample and full sized products.

Cost: $10

This months Ipsy is in, and it’s giving me serious winter vibes!

The bag is a cute metallic silver, with silver glitter at the top and accented with Tiffany blue on the zipper and inside the bag. I love it!

Let’s see what’s inside…

Quai Hair Oil

Quai is a pretty pricey hair care brand, I do believe. I love hair oils. I have really dry and frizzy hair, so they always come in handy.

Smashbox Always On Gel Liner “Fishnet”

I love smashbox liners! I can always use another black pencil.

The swatch for this one stayed on for ages and did not smudge. I can’t wait to see how well it lasts on the eyes!

Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL

I love trying mascaras, and I am pretty sure the babies work better than the fullsizes😂. I believe Rodial is CF, correct me if I am wrong! I will let you know how this one works for me.

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

Sadly, Rimmel is not CF😖. I will be passing this Primer on to someone else. I think this is the full-size, too bad I won’t be using it.

Luxie 239 Precision Shader Brush

Luxie makes my favorite brushes, so I am always extremely grateful when I receive one in my subscription boxes! This brush is extremely soft, and is going to come in handy when deepening my outer lid and crease.

That is it for my Ipsy bag! What did you get this month? Comment below!

Thank you so much for reading.🌈☃️

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Email me to make suggestions or requests or just to talk! Amandajprice96@gmail.com

Boxy Charm Dec. 2017 | Glitz & Glam

Hey guys!

The December subscription boxes have started rolling in.

BoxyCharm is $21 a month. It contains 4-5 full sized or deluxe sized beauty and makeup items. More often than not it is all full sized products!

Real Her Blush Kit $32

Real Her is a brand that I see in Boxy a lot. I have tried lip products and eye shadows, but never Blush. I can’t remember the last time I used a baked Blush. All 3 shades have some degree of shimmer and are meant to give your cheeks a natural glow.

I can actually see myself using all 3 shades. This brand is Paraben Free, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, and is made of Natural Ingredients!

Crown Brush Deluxe Blush Brush $12

I am pretty sure I got a crown Brush Blush Brush last month as well. It was almost identical to this one, but black instead of white. I passed that one on to a friend. I will probably to the same with this one, I just can’t get away from my Real Techniques Brush.

Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Light Weight Liquid Lip “Secret Sabotage ” $24

I can not get over how cute all the Pretty Vulgar packaging is. I have wanted to purchase some of it, but haven’t heard the best reviews, so I have been wary. Now I get to try one of their liquid lips!

I really like the shade I got! A metallic nude.

Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara “Black” $23

I have reviewed this Mascara before, and I absolutely love it! I have gone through and travel size and a full sized tube. I just haven’t gotten around to picking it up again. Really glad it is back in my collection.

Beaute Basics Bronze Essentials $39.95

I can not grasp that this product is almost $40. It can act as Highlight, Bronzer, and eyeshadow, but so can a ton of other products.

Here are swatches of the shades individually and all together at the bottom. I guess we will find out if it’s worth the price. I doubt it.

This months Box valued for $130.95. Two of the products are probably duds for me, but the other three are awesome enough for me to still be happy that I got it!

Did you get BC? What was in your box? Comment below!

Thank you so much for reading.💜💜

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*Ipsy UN-Bagging* July 2016

julyipsyHello Tidbitters! Does that greeting work? I feel like everyone else has a greeting.

I bring you my July Ipsy un-bagging on this fine Saturday. If you are some how not aware Ipsy is a beauty subscription service and gives you 5 products and a makeup bag for $10 each month.

I personally like to start each review with the bag itself.

The Bag

Is this months bag just summer embodied or what!? It is holo, with little beach umbrellas, and the “Ipsy” looks like it is under water! I do not get to go to the beach this year, so any little thing that brings me closer in very welcomed. Besides that, it seems to be very sturdy, which is also very welcomed.

The Products

Luxie 215 Angle liner brush: Cute pink and rose gold brush, I believe from the Luxie Rose Gold Collection. The hairs are crazy soft and it all seems to be made very nicely. I has a nice feel in the hand as well. For some reason mine has an overwhelming smell of paint. Anyone have this issue as well or is it just me? Price: $10

Be Fine food skin care night cream: I do not think I can take anymore moisturizing samples. But, I digress. This product has cocoa, millet, and rice bran ( along with a shit tone of other stuff they didn’t want to put on the front.) It is allergen free, fragrance free, and has vegetarian proteins. It is 1 Fl. Oz. It is actually a really good consistency for the hotter summer nights and is; in fact, fragrance free. I will probably actually get some use out of this. Price: $15.99-$30

The Balm Meet Matte Trimony Single “Matt Kumar”: I am just going to jump in to this and say I love the shadow so much that I bought the palette from Ipsy. It is so creamy and pigmented! Price: $22 on Ipsy as of last night (7/15/16) Normal :$42

Model Launcher Felt Tep Liner “Emerald Isle”: The shade is pretty and pnce it dries ( which is quick) it does not budge. It isn’t as pigmented as I would like it to be, so we will see how much use I get out of it. Price: $13

Trestique mini highlight stick “Maldives Luminescent”: I have literally only seen this brand when Ipsy is involved. I digress. I really like the packaging. It reminds me of a cheaper version of the Marc Jacobs pencil products only it is matte black not a silver. I perfer matte black.The high light itself is beautiful and I have already gotten quite a bit of use out of it. Makes me want to try more of the brand.the sample size is 0.04 Oz. Price: $34 (mother of God)

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**All prices listed are FULL SIZE.**

Overall, I am really happy with this months bag! Ipsy is fantastic and you really do get way WAY more than what you pay for. Each month just seems to get better and better.

What was in your Ipsy bag this month?

XoXo Manda

Small Makeup Haul!

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I recently ordered a few things that I will be doing future reviews and looks with!

Finally, I ordered some Colour Pop Items!

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I am not sure why it took me so long to finally do this! I decided to start off by getting some shadows, since they are after all my favorite makeup product. I ordered the matte blue shadow “Bella Donna Lily” and the metallic “Telepathy”. I also ordered the Where the Light Is quad, Colour pops colab with Kathleen lights! I can’t wait to swatch these and do looks with these items! I also can not wait to order more!!

I also finally made a BH cosmetics order!

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I decided to go with the Carli Bybel and the Shaaanxo palettes. I also got 2 liner brushes #5 and #12. I am pretty excited to use these palettes and tell y’all what I think!

What items should I order next!!?

XoXo Manda

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May 2016 Vegan Cuts Unboxing!

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After getting the Summer Essentials Box, I decided to actually subscribe to the VeganCuts beauty box! Here is what the website says about it;

“The easiest way to discover cruelty-free brands without committing to full-size products or prices. Each month you’ll receive a delivery of 4-7 new products to try, ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare.”

The box is $22.95 per month with free shipping. It is a little more expensive than other subscription boxes, but you also get more and more full-sizes than others. Let’s jump in!

Ever Clen Facial Toner Spray: “Fragrance-free hydrating facial toner for sensitive skin that will keep you feeling fresh and radiant.” $15 value!!

My first impression of this product is great! There really is no fragrance, which is great because toner usually don’t smell the best. I love using it through out my no makeup days. It makes my skin super dewy, I really do feel radiant when using it! It has helped my dry skin a lot, and if you have read any of my past posts I have been looking for something to help my dry sensitive skin.

Terre Mere Cosmetics Blush/Contour brush:Sleek, professional brush to bring out your natural glow and conquer your contouring.” $34 value!!

These 2 product alone have already made the box worth its cost plus more! How great is it to get expensive brushes in boxes like this!? I have yet to use this brush, but isn’t it beautiful?!

Use the code VEGANCUTS for 50% off your entire order! *Expires 6/30/16

The Amazing Facial Serum by The Granola Goat: “Unique face serum of red raspberry seed oil and sea buck-thorn berry oil create a nourishing blend for the skin.” The sample is  $4 value, but the full-size is $24!

I have yet to try this product, but plan to soon! The packaging is so cute, goats are my favorite animal! I really like receiving things from Etsy shops, I love supporting small businesses.

We got a coupon code in the box for this site use VEGANCUTS for 10% off of your order!

Medusa’s Makeup Bronzer in “Sun Kissed”: You could either receive a lipgloss, blush, or bronzer. I was hoping for the lip gloss but oh well! I love indie brands. I plan to start ordering a lot from different indie brands, I always think it is so fun to read other peoples posts about them, why not make my own! $9 – $12 Value!

I am really hoping the bronzer isn’t too dark for me, but if it is I will probably end up using it as an eye shadow.

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Molly Rose Balm Body Scrub “Basil and Grape fruit”: Exfoliating body scrub with an earthly basil and zesty grapefruit comb for that squeaky clean skin.” Sample size is a $2 value, full-size is $10.

I usually hate grapefruit, but mixed with the basil it smells amazing. I have already used this product, and it is the BEST body scrub I have ever used. It made me feel so fresh and clean. I highly recommend it. I am making an order on this site in the very near future.

Discount code! use VEGANBEAUTY on the site and receive 20% all orders of $20 or more!

 

Mays’ box was amazing! I am really exited to see what the future months bring!

Have you tried this box? What are your favorite vegan products??

XoXO Manda

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