Beauty Empties July 2020 | Reviewing the Highlights!

I have been on a roll with empties the past few months! Keep reading to see my thoughts on some of the items I finished this month.

Skin and Hair Care

Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment 10mL

This was a sample size I some how came to own. It is a vegan and clean formula. I have tried a few night masks now, and this one has been my favorite! RP? Yes!!!

Sunday Riley CEO Glow Face Oil $40

Serums are hard to finish, I feel accomplished! I really enjoyed this serum, and saw a great improvement in my skin over all while using it. RP? Probably, I have a few to try out before then though.

Acure Pore Clarifying Red Clay Mask

I really enjoyed this mask. I really did help to clean out my pores, and improved their size over all. RP? Yes, once I get few some of the masks in my stash.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion 59mL $16

I used this on damp hair and it was fantastic. It made my hair less frizzy and my natural waves very pretty. The smell is light and over all enjoyable. RP? Yes! But, I have a few more similar items to use first.

Bioclarity Hydrate Skin Smoothie $14.95

I received this item in PR. I enjoyed this as a day time moisturizer, but it takes to long to sink into the skin, causing my face to have a bit of a greasy feel. RP? No, I do my morning skincare then makeup. So, this just didn’t work for me.

Pacifica Rose Water Makeup Wipes $5

I did enjoy these for makeup removal. They feel soothing and did a good job as a first cleanse. RP? No, I actually found some from Pacifica I prefer.

Dr. huang Beauty Lab Tea Tree Soothing Sheet Mask $3

This mask did its job. My face felt soothed! RP? Maybe, I currently have a literal Alex drawer full of sheet masks to go through.

Makeup

Jouer Powder Highlight “Citrine” $24

This highlight was beautiful. I have never even make a dent in a highlighter before, so that should say something RP? No actually, I have a ton of highlighters and I really don’t need more.

The Grow Gal The Instatint Tinted Brow Gel w/Microfibers $22

I had these both going at the same time, and ended up panning them both this month. It works well! I had the shade 02. RP? No, I like the Milk makeup one better.

Vasanti Kajal Waterline Eyeliner “Black” $19

I did not like this in my waterline. It actually had a problem with smudging. RP? Nope.

I used up a lot this month, not including what I reviewed. I used up $281.81 worth of product! Not too shabby at all!

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Bite Beauty Change Maker Foundation & Primer | Review & Wear Test

Let’s talk about foundation for a minute. I think it is one of the most, if not the most important part of your makeup routine to really get right. A bad base can ruin everything! I am continually on the hunt for the perfect foundation, today I’m going to take you all on part of that journey.

But before foundation, I gotta prime! So let’s start off with the Bite Beauty Change Maker Skin Optimizing Primer $38.

There are two different formulas, one for normal to oily, and the one I picked up, normal to dry.

This primer really feels and acts as a moisturizer. I love how moisturizing it feels on the skin. It is meant to neutralize your skin type, while also gripping foundation.

This product also has some wonderful highlighted ingredients:

Willow Bark (Mattifying Primer): Helps mattify, control shine, and blur the look of pores without stripping skin. 
– Hyaluronic Acid Complex (Hydrating Primer): A specialized blend of micronized hyaluronic particles and sodium PCA for enhanced hydration.
– Olive Oil (Hydrating Primer): Helps boost hydration. 
– Maqui Berry: An antioxidant-rich ingredient that helps nurture your complexion. 

Do I think it holds up to these claims? Yes and no. I really do think it neutralized my skin type. It was hydrating, nourishing, and did actually help control shine. However, I really do not think that it helped grip on to my foundation. You will see why in just a moment.

Now, the fun part. The Change Maker Supercharged Micellar Foundation $39.50

I believe there are 32 shades. The best fit for me was the lightest shade L 10. It is described as fair light with neutral under tones.

This foundation is meant to be creamy and long wearing, with buildable medium coverage.

Here are the highlighted ingredients:

Maqui Berry: Antioxidant-rich and helps nourish your complexion; native to Patagonia, known to be one of the purest environments on earth
Micellar Technology: Inspired by skincare, it gently mimics skin texture for a smooth, non-cakey look

Here is my face after the initial application. I find that this foundation applies best with your finger tips or a brush. I noticed that a sponge soaked up a lot of the product and make application a bit spotty.

Upon initial application I thought the base looked beautiful! I definitely believe that the coverage is buildable, but I wouldn’t say it builds to full coverage.

Here is 4 hours into wearing the foundation. I was spending time with my boyfriend’s family inside and out of the heat. You can see there is some break up around my nose and cheeks, and you can see some of my weird freckles.

Here is the wear after 6 hours, coverage is essentially gone from my t zone. Please note! I did wear a mask for about 30 minutes, so that does have an affect on the foundation.

Now, these pictures were taken the second time I tried this foundation. The first time I wore it, we had gone to the mall, then a bar, and the break down from heat and wearing a mask was horrible. I did not think that was a fair testing environment.

Overall, I thought this foundation was a great match and very comfortable. However, I do not think it is the right foundation to wear in the summer in warmer climates, or if you are going to be moving around a lot. I found that it noticeably sunk into my pores, and broke up quickly.

Before I give this foundation to one of my sisters to try, I want to try it again once it cools down here.

As of right now, I am not a fan of this foundation, but you never know. The climate could change my thoughts completely! At first I loved the Huda Beauty foundation, but now I hate it and gave it away. So, we will see what the future holds for the change maker foundation and I.

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Petit Vour Beauty Box | July 2020

The Petit Vour Beauty Box retails for $18 a month. You receive 4 sample, sometimes full sized beauty items. All items are cruelty free, vegan, and non-toxic.

Mantra Mask CBD Collagen Mask $15

This mask promotes collagen regeneration to reduce inflammation and fine lines and wrinkles. I have tried masks from this brand before and did enjoy them.

Blissoma Photonic Facial Sunscreen and Mositurizer $17.50

This moisturizer skins into the skin quickly and provides 25 SPF to the skin. I used it as a primer today, and it works very well! My skin feels moisturized, not greasy, and I have that extra layer of SPF.

Kindred Beauty La Femme Body Oil $20

Fun fact about me, I am horrible at remembering to moisturize my body. I am trying to get better about it.

This body oil absorbs quickly and has a light rose scent. It soothes the skin, while leaving behind a very subtle shimmer.

Nude by Nature Natural Illusion Eyeshadow “Sunset” $20

This shadow is pigmented and very smooth. I have a feeling I am going to love this as a one and done shadow in the fall. I will make a future post look more in-depth into this shadow, maybe even more nude by nature products!

That is everything I got in my July Petit Vour Box. I am very happy with everything I got, and I’m excited to really get into testing it all.

My box came to a total of $72.50, for only $18! This box really does pay for itself!

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box July 2020 | Summer Skin

The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box retails for around $25 a month. You receive 4-5 full or deluxe sample sized beauty items. All items are always cruelty free and vegan! The box will have a $50+ value.

This months box supports the Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary in Deer Trail, CO.

Let’s hope into the unboxing!

Suki Skincare Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser $11.95

This cleanser is meant to gently exfoliate your skin while revealing its natural radiance. I am almost done with my current exfoliator, so I’m anxious to give this one a try

This Way Fave Sunscreen SPF 35 $15

Who doesn’t need sunscreen? I have been flying through these sample tubes I have been sent. This sunscreen is meant to adapt to your skin tone, so it doesn’t leave a white caste. Neat! The little duck on the packaging is a super cute touch.

Authentic Beauty Concept Hydrate Hair Mask $10

This mask is light weight, but still intensely moisturizes hair. It smells soooo good, and can also be used as a detangler!

Wicked Good Perfume Roller “Sugared Violets” $15.95

The scent is very sweet and floral. From the few times I’ve used it, I’ve noticed that it is very long wearing. I am absolutely in love with it.

Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes $3.50

I have seen these before at Target and have been interested in how well they work. It just seems a bit wasteful to use so many wipes, when you could just use a deodorant stick or cream. I am very intrigued to see how well they work in this horrible heat though.

That is it for my July Vegan Cuts Beauty Box! I am very happy with everything, and excited to try what I haven’t, and continue to love what I have tried. My box came to a total of $56.40.

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Boxy Premium July 2020 | Sunshine

BoxyCharm Premium is $35 a month. You receive 5-6 full sized beauty items.

Let’s just get right into this unboxing!

Cuccio Naturale Milk and Honey Cuticle Revitalizing Oil $18

Yessss! I needed this so bad. My cuticles are always horrible, but I never use anything specifically for them. Let’s see if their “natural hydrating complex” does the job.

Byroe Bitter Essence Toner $95

$95!? This stuff better change my life! This toner contains 33 green vegetable extracts that are meant to hydrate, purify, and help smooth unwanted texture. I have to admit, it does sound very promising.

Morphe x Manny MUA Glam Palette $20

This palette is very pretty, and I enjoy that they included highlighters. I am already thinking of some great looks to do with this baby, and can’t wait to show them to y’all.

Kenia Ontiveros Beauty Set and Define Kit $42

This palette contains setting shades, bronzer, contour and a highlight. The powders feel very soft, and I have a feeling they are going to wear beautifully on the skin.

Laura Geller Line -N-Define Dual Dimension Eye Liner “Black/teal” $24

I have tried liners from Laura Geller before and really liked them. I think this shade combo will really make my green eyes pop!

Folly Fire Matte Manipulation Trio $39.99

Lastly, we have a trio of red toned lipsticks. These lipsticks are vegan, cruelty free, gluten and fragrance free. I am excited to play with them. I love mixing lip shades to create new ones. I think sets like this are so fun.

That is it for my premium box! I’m really happy with everything, this month was definitely a hit! My box came to a total of $238.99. What a value!

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BoxyCharm Base July 2020 | Sunshine

It’s time for our monthly Boxy Charm Base unboxing.

The base box costs $25 a month. You get 5-6 sample and full sized beauty items.

Clean Skin Club Vitamin C Brightening Booster $49.95

This serum is meant to brighten skin, protect against UV damage, and help reduce the eventual signs of aging. I think this will be the next serum to go into my rotation, after I finish my current one that is.

Lavish Quick Color Switch Dry Brush Cleaner $20

I have been using wash rags to get pigment off brushes while doing my makeup. That doesn’t always work the best, I’m happy to finally have a color switch!

Ciaté Everday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray $22

I have heard some very good things about this setting spray, so I am excited to try it for myself. I just hope the scent isn’t too obnoxious.

The Créme Shop Clean Canvas Color Correcting Cushion Primer “Purple” $20

Apparently this primer is supposed to make makeup last 12+ hours. That is quite a claim! The purple is meant to minimize yellow spots, which I don’t really have a problem with. I will probably pass this along to someone who needs it.

Pür Cosmetics Festival 2.0 Eyeshadow Palette $36

I believe that we got the original Pür Festival palette in boxy around this time last year, so its neat to get the updated version. I really enjoy the color story of this palette and can’t wait to put it to use.

Over all, I’m really happy with this box! One product is a dud, but the rest seems great and I can’t wait to use them.

My boxes total came to $147.95. Awesome!

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Ipsy Glam Bag July 2020 | Take a Break

The basic ipsy glam bag retails for $12 a month. You get 5 sample or full sized beauty products.

To start with. We have another cute bag! It’s well made and has the same cute airplane decal on the zipper. This is definitely a bag I’ll be using.

Ariul Fresh Herb Hand Cream

I’m not big on hand creams, though I have been using them more lately with the constant hand washing and sanitizing. The scent is really fresh and a bit floral. It’s smells beautiful and sinks in very well.

Skin Regimen Cleansing Cream

Next we have a nice little sample of a face wash. This cleansing cream is meant to have anti pollution properties, which is fantastic.

Naked Cosmetics Loose pigment “Naturally Nude”

I really enjoy the naked cosmetics pigments. They are all beautiful and pack a punch. I can’t wait to put this one to good use.

The Balm Will Powder Blush “Perseverance”

This blush is full of glitter, so I may end up just using it as a shadow, but we will see. The packaging says this is a clean beauty products with recyclable packaging. Which is fantastic!

Thrive Causemetics Lip Liner “Ghizlan”

The shade is a beautiful plum mauve. I really enjoy Thrive. So, I was very excited to see this in my bag.

For $12 I’m very happy with everything I got. I have sense resubscribing cancelled this version of the Glam bag, just because I am trying out different subscriptions now.

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Petit Vour Plus Box

The Petit Vour Plus Box retails for $25 a month. You receive 5-7 full and sample sized cruelty free and vegan products. The products featured are supposed to be hits from past petit Vour (the original basic) boxes.

I do enjoy the regular Petit Vour box, so I wanted to test this one out. I did unsubscribe, because I wanted to try new things. Not repeat things. I have resubscribed to the original box though!

EIR NYC Active Face Wash $20

This is a face wash I have tried before and did enjoy. This face wash is made with African black soap. It is meant to minimize scaring and calm down breakouts. From experience I can tell you it definitely does it’s job.

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower showergel $3 (deluxe sample)

I love citrus scents. This shower gel smells fantastic. It will be perfect for travel.

The Sea Weed Bath Co. Firming Body Cream $4 (Deluxe Sample)

This is another product I have tried before and liked for the most part. I didn’t notice it firming anything, but it felt nice! It has a nice minty scent.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum $15 (Deluxe Sample)

This is another product I have tried before and I love it so much. I did wonders for my skin! This product is the reason that my face finally started to clear up after many many years. I am so happy to have this back in my skincare rotation.

Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Mask $10 (Deluxe Sample)

I do already own another sample of this mask, but I have yet to try it. It is supposed to draw out impurities, refine skin texture, improve hydration, and clear breakouts. It sounds very promising! And, it was made in St. Louis, which is where I live, so that makes it even better.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream $48

Another product here that I have already used and love! It’s a daily moisturizer that protects against pollution, but it also makes an awesome primer for makeup.

That is all the contents of my box. I am happy to have a lot of old favorites again, I just prefer trying new things in subscription boxes, so I am going to stick with the regular Petit Vour box. My box contained a total of exactly $100.

If you are just getting into clean beauty, I do think this would be a great way for you to try out a ton of fan favorite, fantastic products.

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Ipsy Plus July 2020 | Take a Break

*Ipsy plus is $25 a month. You will receive 5 full sized beauty products.

This is a little different than my regular Ipsy posting. I have down graded from Ultimate to plus. I was just accumulating too much skincare, and from past boxes it appears Plus contains more makeup. And it’s $25 cheaper.

The bag is cute. It’s a silicon like material, with cute palm trees on the front and a cute little airplane zipper.

Tula Protect and Glow Daily Sunscreen $36

To start us off, we have a sunscreen. It is 30 SPF and also protects against pollution and blue light. Pretty nice! (Cruelty Free and relatively clean)

Mid flower Hyaluronic Sheet masks $3.80 x3

Next we have some sheet masks that I’m actually going to pass along to my sister. I just have so many, and my skin isn’t really dry. So, she will benefit more from them. (CF status unknown to me)

Real Her Eye Am Amazing Eyeliner “Black” $16

We have a basic twist up black liner. This one claims to be waterproof and long wearing, I am hoping it’ll stay put in my waterline! (Cruelty and Paraben Free)

Tarte Surfer Curl Mascara “Black” $23

I love Tarte mascaras for the most part, so I am excited to try this newer one. I was actually going to purchase this myself. So this works out great! (Cruelty Free)

Il Makiage Color Boss Shadow “Eyes on the Prize” $29

Firstly, the packaging for this eyeshadow is spectacular. Very heavy and well made. The shade itself is a pretty copper, which is a shade I tend to reach for. (Cruelty Free)

Over all, I am happy with this box! I won’t use the sheet masks, but I love passing things like that on to my sisters.

The total value of my box was $99.40. Not bad for $25! I basically paid the price of the mascara I was going to buy any way, then for four more products for $2. Great box!

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box | Light and Bright

Look at the cute pupper!!!!

The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is $22.95 a month (US but does ship worldwide). You receive 4 plus full or deluxe sample sized, cruelty free and vegan beauty products. You are promised $50+ worth of products.

Some of the proceeds from each box goes to help different animal charities, hence the cute doggo.

I resubbed mid June, so I am not sure which box it is. The card does state that some products on the card may be substituted and all but one of mine were.

Flora•py Even Tone Sheet Mask $8

This mask is meant to brighten skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots. The essential oils in the mask are meant to promote harmony, synergy, and joy. I could use a little bit of all of those things.

All Good Sport Sunscreen $4.67 1FLOZ

I can always use more sunscreen in the summer months. The protectant in this sunscreen is Zinc and it is oxybenzone free.

Aethera Everyday Botanical Brightening Concentrate $7.30 0.16Oz

This concentrate uses cherry, guava, and papaya to give your skin a nice glow. A perfect trail size for summer!

Delizioso Chamomile Night Cream $39.95

With skin calming ingredients like chamomile, calendula, aloe, white tea and hemp oil, the rejuvenating night cream leaves the complexion soothed, soft, glowing and supple. Added essential oils of geranium and lavender work towards leaving skin clear and refreshed.” Their website gave the perfect description! I am definitely going to cycle this into my routine soon.

Dr. Botanicals Lemon Superfood All in One Rescue Butter $12.95

This rescue butter can be used anywhere! Face, lips, hands, elbows. It’s very rich, but skins I to the skin easily. And it smells like lemons!

That was my entire Vegancuts Beauty Box! My boxes total came out to $73.07. Not too bad! I got a ton of products I am excited to try, and can’t wait to see what the next box brings!

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