BoxyCharm Base Box January 2022

I apologize for taking so long to get this post up. A lot of stuff has been going on in my personal life that has me extremely depressed. Doing anything right now is difficult and I just haven’t had the energy to write anything. I am trying to pull myself out of this and I’m hoping messing with some makeup will help to do so.

Farmacy Filling Good Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Serum $44

I think Farmacy is my favorite skincare brand so I am always happy to try something new from them. I have never tried a Hyaluronic Acid serum so I am interested to see what this does. I did get a Hyaluronic Acid serum from Studio Makeup in a box last month, but I have yet to try it. Honestly my skincare has been lacking with everything going on.

Aesthetica Cream Contour Kit $40

I have some brushes from this brand that I really like, so I am interested to see how well the cream contour performs. I’m not much for contouring, but I can definitely give it a try.

Earth Harbor Naturals Nymph Nectar Superfruit Radiance Balm $38

I am really interested in this brand. I have heard a ton of good things about it, but I have never tried it myself. This balm is meant to make your skin look bouncy and dewy. I am excited to see how well it works.

Haus Laboratories Glam Attack Liquid Shimmer Powder “Chained Ballerina “ $20

First off, I’m never going to use this. It’s a glittery black liquid/cream shadow. I wish I had gotten a different color because I have heard good things about this product. I am going to be passing this along to someone else.

Dragun Beauty Lip Job Liner and Sharpener “2.0cc” $18

All I know about this brand is that it was founded by a YouTuber who I have never watched. I believe the color corrector from this brand was a big thing for a while. The liner is a good nude color I’m sure I’ll get plenty of use out of and the sharpener seems to be great quality and will probably be replacing my old one that’s in pretty poor condition.

That’s it for my box! I’m pretty happy with everything omitting the cream shadow. I am sorry if this post feels a little rushed through and I’m sorry nothing is swatched. My boyfriend of close to two years left me and I am still trying to figure out how to be without him.

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BoxyCharm Premium January 2022

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!

What was in your BoxyCharm?

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My AM *Current* Skincare Routine

Skincare is SUPER important. It helps your makeup lay better, it keeps your skin healthy and fresh, and certain components can protect your skin from damage.

Skincare is very personal. What works for me might not work for you. But, I thought I’d share my current AM skincare routine with you all!

I have combination and acne prone skin. I am also paying attention to anti-aging products now that I’m 26.

Toner and Facial Mist

Byroe Bitter Green Essence Toner $95

The only reason I have this product is because I received it in a BoxyCharm. $95 is way more than I would ever spend on a toner when the drugstore has some great ones. This toner has left my skin feeling more hydrated and my breakouts have decreased since I have been using it. However, I don’t think this is a staple in my routine and I will be purchasing an ELF toner once this one is finished.

St. Ives Facial Mist $5.99

I got this mist from influenster. I couldn’t find the orange fragrance to link, so I linked the lavender instead. I’m sure it’s lovely too and I might need to purchase it.

First off, this mist seems so good and it really helps to wake me up in the morning. I heard somewhere that using a facial mist helps to prep your skin for the rest of your skin care routine. I’m not sure if that’s true, but I have really enjoyed the addition of a face mist into my routine.

Eye Cream

Murad Renewing Eye Cream $82

This is another product I only have because of BoxyCharm. Thanks to BoxyCharm I am stocked with high end eye creams.

I have really enjoyed this eye cream. It has definitely reduced my dark circles and has helped a lot with puffiness.

Serum

Kypris Antioxidant Dew $90

Another BoxyCharm item! I have no idea my routine was so pricey!

I really like this serum. It leaves my skin feeling very hydrated and gives it a beautiful glow. I will miss it when it’s gone. There’s no way I’m paying $90 for it.

Moisturizer and Sunscreen

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream $48

This is my second bottle of the atmosphere protection cream. Both came from subscription boxes. I really like having the added protection from pollution. I think this is a product I will repurchase. I like the protection and think it’s a great moisturizer. It claims to be for normal, dry and combination skin.

Tula Protect and Glow SPF 30 $36

Another BoxyCharm product! I would like to thank BoxyCharm for providing my skincare routine.

This is a nice SPF. It does give the skin a nice glow and it lays very well under makeup. It is lightly tinted yellow so it avoids the white cast.

Lip Care

ELF Lip Exfoliator Brown Sugar $3.20

My favorite lip exfoliator is currently on sale on the ELF website for $3.20! I have been using this product for years and I will always use it. It is the best and easiest to use lip exfoliator and it’s so affordable!

I couldn’t find my lip balms to link them because they are random ones from Ipsy. They work fine, but any lip balm or chapstick will do.

That’s my AM Skincare routine!

What are your favorite skincare products?

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BoxyCharm December 2021

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?

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Ipsy Glam Bag December 2021

My December glam bag arrived before my November glam bag.

The Ipsy Glam Bag is $11 a month and comes with five usually sample sized beauty products.

Ahava Mineral Hand Cream

This hand cream smells fine. It has a rather floral scent. It is very moisturizing. I am going to toss this is my bag to use through out the day while I’m at work.

Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Hydrate Primer

I believe I have tried a sample of this before and it worked fine. I am going to toss this in the drawer with the rest of my sample sized primers where it will probably be forgotten.

The Beauty Crop Fineapple Powder Brush F203

This powder brush is really cute and very soft. I think I am going to get a lot of use out of it.

Ofra Cosmetics Blush in Chameleon

This is such a pretty shade of blush! It’s pretty pigmented and soft so there is some powder kick up. Nonetheless I think I am going to be using this blush a ton.

LYS Speak Love Glossy Lip Treatment Oil

This is a really nice lip treatment. It feels really moisturizing on the lips without feeling sticky.

What was in your ipsy bag?? I know I’m super happy with mine!

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Review/ 1st Impressions: Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer

I have heard a lot about the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer on YouTube and I just had to try it for myself.

The Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer retails for $6.96 at Walmart.

The primer comes out as a blue jelly and feels very cooling and hydrating when you spread it on your face. Once it dries down it does feel a little bit sticky to the touch, but it isn’t bothersome on the face. It reminds me a ton of the Milk Hydrogrip primer. So much so that I do t feel the need to repurchase the Milk Hydrogrip primer now.

This picture was taken right after I applied my makeup. Everything sat very well on my skin. I made sure to use a foundation and concealer that I trusted to give the primer a fair chance.

Here we are four hours later. Everything is still looking good! I did notice my pores looked a bit large, but nothing I had on claimed to be pore filling.

Here we are 8 hours after application. I noticed makeup had rubbed off on my nose and my chin thanks to my mask. I also noticed that there was much less creasing under my eyes and in my smile lines than normal.

I highly recommend this primer. It is a great drugstore alternative to the Milk Hydrogrip Primer and it works wonders. It won’t break the bank and it does it’s job nicely.

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November 2021 BoxyCharm Base Box Unboxing

The BoxyCharm base box is $25 a month and contains 5 full sized ( sometimes deluxe sample sized) products.

Let’s get into this months unboxing!

Glow on 5th Refresh and Reset Brightening Mud Mask $30

I have yet to try this mask but, I am excited to! It is infused with ginger root and taurine to re-energize skin and minimize fatigue, boost circulation, and help with rehydration.

This sounds exactly like what I need right now. My skin has not been the best.

Trèstique Foundation Stick “Crete Cloud” $30

I was kind of skeptical about this product. Then I tried it. It gave my skin a luminous look with a nice medium coverage. The stick has an attached sponge ( which I didn’t try). The case is also refillable, which I think is great!

Seraphine Botanicals Primrose and Cream Lip and Cheek Cream Palette $42

The creams apply well over powder and give the cheeks a nice kiss of color. I do not like them on the lips however, they don’t really give off much color payoff when applied to the lips.

Trust Fund Beauty Better Than Therapy Lip Oil $18

This is a really nice lip oil. It feels very soothing and hydrating. I do like that it’s clear so it can easily be applied with out a mirror. I have been using this at night and my lips actually are doing much better.

Amnh Skincare Unicorn Dreams Body Butter $20

I am in love with this body butter. It feels really good on the skin and smells fantastic! It does look a little greasy, but that doesn’t bother me I use it at night and my skin is covered up anyway. I would definitely purchase this product when I run out.

That’s all for my unboxing!

I’m pretty happy with this months box. I am going to get use out of all the products. I am excited to see what next month brings.

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BoxyCharm Premium November 2021

I have no self control and I resubscribed to BoxyCharm. This is the Premium box and I believe the price recently increased so it’s somewhere between $35-$39.

Persona Cosmetics Identity Two Palette $42

This was the item I picked. This palette is beautiful and I think it’s the perfect color story for the fall and winter months. Though I am going to use it all year round.

Every shade is very pigmented and buttery! They are super easy to work with. They really do blend like a dream.

Rodial Blush Drops $50 “Sunset Kiss”

The card says this is a new launch.

The color is buildable and easy to blend out. It really made my skin looked flushed, healthy, and glowing. I really love these liquid blush drops.

Peach & Lily Glass Skin Veil Mist $29

First off, the bottle is very nice. It’s a heavy frosted glass bottle. I wouldn’t travel with it, but it looks nice siting out in my beauty area.

“…calms, refreshes, and hydrates for a radiant lasting glow on bare skin or with makeup. Achieve poreless, luminous, and translucent looking skin with this luxurious mist that features a soothing, antioxidant packed cucumber water base. Instantly deliveres a glass skin finish with hydrating, soothing, and glow getting ingredients. Results build over time to help skin look and feel hydrated, radiant, plump, and bouncy from within.”

On first impression I think this most did good things for my make up. My skin look very glowy. I’m excited to see what it does on bare skin!

Nudeskin by Nudestix Lemon aid Detox and Glow Micro Peel $34

I have not tried this chemical peel yet. It is supposed to be clarifying and detox pores of excess oil, dirt, and pollution while visibly rejuvenating skin tone and texture. This sound like it’s going to be really clarifying and brightening. I have high hopes. I am going to have to give this peel and try and update y’all later!

Riddle Oil Original Roll on $50

The scent of this roll on is AMAZING! I am absolutely in love! It also lasts on the skin a nice long time.

“…amber and musk. This oil naturally creates a signature scent that is unique to you. “

I think this is going to be my new everyday scent.

Trèstique Eye Duo Good Vibes Mascara and Eye Pencil $44

This is a mascara I have gotten before but didn’t try. My mom loves it, so I’m glad I got to try it for myself. It really gave my lashes fantastic length. However, I do not like the little lash curler contraption.

The eyeliner has great staying power. It lasted basically all day in my water line and tight line.

Full face done with products.

I am so happy with this box! It’s an incredible value that came packed full of fantastic products. I am so glad I resubscribed!

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BoxyCharm Premium November 2021

I have no self control and I resubscribed to BoxyCharm. This is the Premium box and I believe the price recently increased so it’s somewhere between $35-$39.

Persona Cosmetics Identity Two Palette $42

This was the item I picked. This palette is beautiful and I think it’s the perfect color story for the fall and winter months. Though I am going to use it all year round.

Every shade is very pigmented and buttery! They are super easy to work with. They really do blend like a dream.

Rodial Blush Drops $50 “Sunset Kiss”

The card says this is a new launch.

The color is buildable and easy to blend out. It really made my skin looked flushed, healthy, and glowing. I really love these liquid blush drops.

Peach & Lily Glass Skin Veil Mist $29

First off, the bottle is very nice. It’s a heavy frosted glass bottle. I wouldn’t travel with it, but it looks nice siting out in my beauty area.

“…calms, refreshes, and hydrates for a radiant lasting glow on bare skin or with makeup. Achieve poreless, luminous, and translucent looking skin with this luxurious mist that features a soothing, antioxidant packed cucumber water base. Instantly deliveres a glass skin finish with hydrating, soothing, and glow getting ingredients. Results build over time to help skin look and feel hydrated, radiant, plump, and bouncy from within.”

On first impression I think this most did good things for my make up. My skin look very glowy. I’m excited to see what it does on bare skin!

Nudeskin by Nudestix Lemon aid Detox and Glow Micro Peel $34

I have not tried this chemical peel yet. It is supposed to be clarifying and detox pores of excess oil, dirt, and pollution while visibly rejuvenating skin tone and texture. This sound like it’s going to be really clarifying and brightening. I have high hopes. I am going to have to give this peel and try and update y’all later!

Riddle Oil Original Roll on $50

The scent of this roll on is AMAZING! I am absolutely in love! It also lasts on the skin a nice long time.

“…amber and musk. This oil naturally creates a signature scent that is unique to you. “

I think this is going to be my new everyday scent.

Trèstique Eye Duo Good Vibes Mascara and Eye Pencil $44

This is a mascara I have gotten before but didn’t try. My mom loves it, so I’m glad I got to try it for myself. It really gave my lashes fantastic length. However, I do not like the little lash curler contraption.

The eyeliner has great staying power. It lasted basically all day in my water line and tight line.

Full face done with products.

I am so happy with this box! It’s an incredible value that came packed full of fantastic products. I am so glad I resubscribed!

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An Almost Full Face of Honest Beauty

My classes got cancelled today so I decided to do a full face of Honest Beauty! Well, an almost full face.

Everything Primer Matte $22.99

I started with the Honest Beauty Everything Primer in Matte. I use this primer all the time. It’s a lotiony texture and leaves my skin feeling hydrated, but not looking greasy.

The Everything Cream Foundation in Snow $21.99

This is a foundation I have raved about before and still love it. It can be used with out a concealer because it builds up so easily without looking cakey.

Snow is the perfect match for my light skin and I will continue to use and love it.

Get it Together Eyeshadow Palette $22.99

I have used this palette a few times and it isn’t the best I’ve ever used, but it also isn’t the worst.

None of the shades are particularly creamy and the pigmentation is okay. They do look very pretty on the eyes. I used the first three shades and the cream shade to do more of a romantic look today

Dusk Reflection Illuminizing Glow Powder $19.99

Dusk Reflection is the darker shade and I use it as bronzer. I love this stuff. I use it all the time. It sinks into the skin so well and doesn’t look like too much.

Midnight Reflection Illuminizing Glow Powder $19.99

This is the lighter shade. It’s a great highlight! Not over the top, not to shimmery. It just looks like the light is hitting your face perfectly.

Cremé Cheek Blush in Rose Pink $12.99

I use this blush all the time. It sinks nicely into the skin and I love that it makes me look slightly sunburnt even though I never go outside.

It is a beautiful rosey color and works well on my skin tone.

Lip Crayon in Sheer Rose $12.99

I tend to reach for this lip crayon on no makeup days. It’s comfortable and gives your lips and really nice kiss of color!

I really love how this look turned out! I highly recommend checking out everything! Maybe not the eyeshadow palette, but it does create pretty looks.

What’s your favorite Honest Beauty product?

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