July Boxycharm

Hey everyone! So today’s post is going to be an unboxing/first impression of my July Boxycharm. This is my 2nd Boxycharm box and so far, I have loved this subscription. For those of you who don’t know Boxycharm is a monthly subscription box for $21 a month. Let’s get started.

The first item I pulled out of my box was by PYT Hair and it is an argan oil treatment. This is said to control frizz, make your hair shine, as well as prevent split ends. I use argan oil with my makeup, so I am excited to try some for my hair. I also just love trying new hair treatments because I honestly do not know much about hair. This does have a slight scent, that seems a little masculine to me, but it is a nice scent and not too strong. Overall I am excited to try this product, it retails for $30 and you can get it on the PYT Hair website.

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The next thing I pulled out was a Mally Beauty waterproof eyeliner pencil. I have received a few different Mally Beauty products in previous subscription boxes such as Ipsy, but I really never am too impressed by them and they typically end up in my barely used drawer. ┬áThis is a very pretty color though, it is the shade “Ice Blue” and it has a very pretty shimmer to it. You can purchase this on the Mally Beauty website for $18.

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The next product is by Noyah, which is a brand I have never heard of so that excites me to try it. It is a lip gloss in the shade “Malbec”. The first things I noticed was the packaging which is very pretty and simple, and also it is a really big lip gloss, so of course I love that. When I swatch it, it is a very pretty darkish pink shade with a really nice shine. It doesn’t feel sticky or uncomfortable. I am really excited to wear this because it seems like a good formula and I want to see how long it lasts. This retails on the Noyah website for $16.

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The final product is actually multiple products in one and I am so so so so excited for this one. It is by Ofra Cosmetics and it is an Ofra Pro magnetic palette. This was made exclusively for Boxycharm and also came with six different Ofra eyeshadows which retail at $10 a piece. One of my shadows came broken which was a bummer, but another bummer was that 2 of the shadows didn’t seem as pigmented and creamy as the others, but I want to work with them and give them a try. I am mostly excited for the magnetic palette, I had some single shadows laying around with no home, so I was able to put them in and fill the palette. The shadows it came with by Ofra are Bohemian, Buttercup, Smoke, Iron, Truffle, and Millennium Gold. Although I am not sure which is which because they were not listed on the actual pans. This was a great deal because the shadows alone are $60 total, and that doesn’t even include the exclusive palette.

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Once again I am extremely happy with my Boxycharm. It retails for $124, not including the palette. I can not wait for August to receive my next box. Who else loves Boxycharm?! Thanks for reading!

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New Beauty Products Review

Hey everyone! For Today’s post I am going to review some new products I have been testing out and using. Some makeup, skincare, and even tanning lotion, so let’s just jump on in to the reviews.

The first new product I have been using is the Ka-Brow brow gel by Benefit. I love this product. It makes my brows look better than any other product I have used. I use the shade “4” and it matches my brows perfectly. It reminds me a lot of the Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow but the packaging is cuter and easier to use. It also comes with a little brush, which I love. Benefit has released a lot of new brow products lately and this product really makes me want to go try them all. I got this at Sephora and it retails for $24.

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The next product I purchased are the new Tarte 911 under eye rescue patches. It is basically a gel under eye mask that decreases puffiness and dark circles. I have been seeing these constantly used on the Tarte snapchat and have been dying to try them. The first time I tried them was after a night out in Las Vegas and the next morning they made my eyes look so much better. I will definitely be using these the morning after long nights. I also put them in the fridge so they are even cooler, and more refreshing. You are suppose to keep them on for 10-15 minutes, so I just use them before I am going to do my makeup. They sell them at Sephora for $22.

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The next product isn’t a new product to the market but it is new to me. After seeing so many good reviews I finally ordered the Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter by The Balm. I am not really in love with this product. I was expecting to receive this product and absolutely fall in love with it, but no. I think the reason I don’t like it is because I just set my expectations too high. I do like the formula, it isn’t very creamy but it is blendable and long lasting. My main issue is I was expecting a beautiful highlight and to me, this highlighter is very subtle and almost just blends in to well with my skin tone. I do think it would be a good highlighter for a no makeup, natural look. You can purchase this on The Balm’s website for $24.

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Next is a product that was actually given to me by my step-sister, the Loving Tan 2 hour express deluxe bronzing mousse. I am very fair and used the Dark shade and it turned out beautiful. I used this for the first time the day I left for Las Vegas. I love how convenient it is, because you only have to wait at least 2 hours to wash it off. Although you could leave it on longer for more color. I was nervous because before I washed it off it did look extremely blotchy, but it turned out even and beautiful. I used a Morphe M439 to apply and blend it. I recommend watching Jaclyn Hill’s self tanning tutorial, which is what I followed. This retails for $39.95 on the Loving Tan website and it is an Australian based company so the shipping does take a while and can be pricey, but to me it is worth it.

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Last but certainly not least I want to talk about the new Urban Decay one & done hybrid complexion perfector. This is basically a light coverage foundation/ sunscreen/ BB cream, I would say. It does have SPF 20 so that to me is always a plus. I love just throwing some of this on and heading out the door. It is very long lasting and is a very lightweight feel on my face. It blends really well and doesn’t look to cakey. I used the shade Light. The only issue I had with this is I feel like the bottle that I received wasn’t very full. The first time I used it I noticed how light the bottle felt. It retails at Sephora for $34.

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That is it for my reviews today! Thank you all so much for reading and being a part of my blogging journey. Until next time.

June Boxycharm

Hey everyone! So today’s post is going to be an unboxing basically, of my June boxycharm. So for those of you who do not know, Boxycharm is a $21 monthly beauty subscription box. This is my first box from them and I believe every box comes with 5-6 full size products, this box came with 5. So I just opened my box and these are my initial thoughts on all the products. Let’s jump on in.

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So the first thing I noticed in the box, which I knew this product would be included is, a 3 pack of Farmacy sheet masks. They are the Brightening Hydrating Coconut Gel Masks. I know this brand is sold at Sephora but the box of these masks say that these are exclusively for Boxycharm, and I love hydrating sheet masks so I am really excited to try these. It also says that these are naturally derived ingredients, paraben free, free of formaldehyde and artificial coloring, and no animal testing. It says that it helps to even skin tone, overall clarity, and also hydration of course. It says that this retails for $24.

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The next product I pulled out of the box was the Cougar Beauty Mineral Face & Body Shimmer. This is a mineral powder basically to add wherever you may want to glow and have some sparkle. It is in the shade “Diamond Kiss”. This product is also from the UK I believe. At least that is where the packaging says it is manufactured. I am also very excited to try this product because I am going to Las Vegas next week and I think this will be great for going to the pool, or out to at night when I want that extra glow and sparkle. It is also a subtle sparkle, it is definitely there but to me it doesn’t look like cheap tacky glitter. This retails for $16.

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The next product is the Girlactik Beauty Precise Eyeliner Marker. So as soon as I opened the box I swatched this liner and 30 seconds later I rubbed it with a napkin….nothing. It did not smudge at all, a little tiny bit went onto the napkin but the swatch itself still looked flawless and not touched at all. It seems to also be very lightweight and it says it is long lasting, which being smudge proof I am sure it is long lasting. I am not the best at winged liner but this point is so precise I feel like it will even be easy for me to use. I am very excited to try this out. It retails for $20.

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The next product, and the product I am least excited about is a LVX Nail Polish. It says that this is a long lasting, chip resistant polish with a gel-like formula. It is also vegan friendly, which is a plus. I am honestly just not really a nail polish person, I occasionally get acrylics done at the nail shop, but I rarely paint my own nails. One thing that bothers me is the packaging, there is a square cap on top that you remove to get to the actual lid and brush. This top does nothing, it doesn’t even stay on. It is pointless and I feel like maybe mine is broken because I don’t understand why it just keeps falling off. Also I do think you will need about 2-3 coats of this polish to really not have any of your natural nail show. This is the shade “Serene” and it retails for $18.

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The final product in the box is the Ofra Oil Control Pressed Powder. I do love Ofra Cosmetics but I am not too excited about this product because my skin is rarely ever oily. I typically have very dry skin, with my t-zone rarely getting oily. It is a pretty big pan though, and it also seems like it will be good to use to set my concealer. It is also the most expensive product in the box and retails at $39.95.

So as far as just unboxing the box so far I am very impressed with this subscription. I will actually use all of these products, and the first three I would actually purchase if I had seen them in a store somewhere. The total retail price of the box is about $118 and for only spending $21, I think I definitely got my money worth. Thanks for reading everyone!