Boxy Charm

It’s my favorite day of the month once again! You know that means I just received my boxy charm box and I am giving you my first reactions to opening it. I was over the moon about the sneak peeks that were going to be in this months box. Okay I just ran out to the mailbox and opened up my box so let’s jump in! This month every charmer got 6 products for just 21$ which is absolutely amazing!IMG_5934

  • First and most excitingly we received the Reina Del Caribe palette from Alamar. This palette is so gorgeous and I can’t wait to try out some looks with it this week. There is a mix of mattes, shimmers, and metallics. Absolutely stunning!!! Retails for 28$.IMG_5941
  • Next we go the Monroe Silk Lashes by Battington. They are a 3-D multi-layered silk lashes. They look pretty, not as dramatic as I normally wear but I will definitely put them to the test. Retails for 28$.IMG_5937
  • Then we received the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream from Sol De Janeiro. I am so excited to test this product out! It is supposed to help smooth and tighten your body and I can definitely use that. This is a smaller size, not a full tub. Retails for 10$img_5940.jpg
  • Next up all charmers received a 3 piece flawless complexion brush set from Luxie Beauty. I am a brush addict so I am always excited to add new brushes to my collection and these are no exception. These synthetic brushes are so soft and well constructed. Retails for 42$IMG_5936
  • The next two products may vary per charmer. I got a waterproof eyeliner pencil by Jonteblu in the shade charcoal. I have this pencil in other colors and they work pretty well. I just don’t tend to reach for them so this is the only product that I may not reach for much. Retails for 5$IMG_5938
  • Lastly I got a long lasting liquid lipstick from Ofra in the shade Verona. I tend to wear mostly bright colors so I am hoping my mom received a brighter color to trade with me. I really love the lasting power of liquid lipsticks because I tend to forget to reapply but I am hoping normal lipsticks come back in trend. They just rock. Retails for 21$IMG_5939

So that is everything for this month. I already can’t wait to find out what July has in store!!! This was 134$ worth of product for just 21$!! If you haven’t signed up for boxy charm what are you waiting for??

Till next time friends!

xoxo Erin

I’m Back! Here’s How I Would Pack Next Time… Major Change!

Hello Friends! I am finally settled back into normal life. I had an amazing time on my honeymoon in Punta Cana. The weather was perfect and we met amazing people that hopefully we get to stay in touch with. I did however pack too much makeup. I know I can’t believe I am saying that. My skin was, thankfully, was so clear I really didn’t need much. Plus with the heat and humidity you don’t want to feel like you are melting. The first day I wore all my makeup and not a single day after that did I. Here is literally what I wore each day and what I will be packing for the July 4th weekend trip we are taking. IMG_5919

  1. I used my Tarte Shapetape concealer as foundation. I just dotted a tiny bit all over my face and blended it in. It gave a light evenness to my skin which was perfect.IMG_5923
  2. I gave my skin a little color by using a bronzer/blush by Too Faced. IMG_5924
  3. I gave my eyes a quick wash of color by using one of my favorite small palettes by Bad Habit Beauty. Nothing too crazy.IMG_5925
  4. Of course I had to do my brows with my absolute favorite product, ELF Lock on liner and brow cream. It looks so natural and stays on all day.IMG_5922
  5. Next I add some mascara using the Tarte Tarteist mascara.IMG_5926
  6. Throw on some lips. I used different products but I feel in love again while rediscovering the Buxom lip gloss in Mai Tai.IMG_5921
  7. Lastly and most importantly I put on Lashes every single night. It just makes everything look put together and takes any simple look and elevates it. I used the Eden Rose faux mink Lashes in the style Heartbreaker. I also used the House of Lashes Lash glue in the dark color.IMG_5920

So that’s it! 7 super simple steps and just a few products lead to a perfect look that was easy to do but looked glamorous still. What are your favorite go to products?

xoxo Erin

Berber’s Treat Review- Exfoliate and Moisture!

Hello friends! First I want to say I’m sorry for my absence last week. My son is teething his molars, had ear infections in both ears and just wasn’t feeling good so that was where I have been. Things are much better with my little one. Then this weekend I got ate up by mosquitoes. So I have welts all over my legs now, I’m desperately trying everything to get them to go away since I leave for my honeymoon in 5 days! So if you know of anything that will help please leave me comments! Now let’s get to this review. This post may contain affiliate links. I was sent these items for review purpose, all opinions and statements are my own.

I received the Berber’s Treat Black Eucalyptus Gel and the Kessa Exfoliating Glove. I was a little afraid that the combo of these two were going to irritate all the bug bites I previously told you about but I am so extremely surprised. My skin has been left feeling smooth and moisturized and surprisingly not itchy. I love that the Black Eucalyptus Gel is 100% natural, 3 ingredients only!

I have been searching for an awesome exfoliator and I can’t believe how much I love this one. The gel can be used on your face or use it with the mitt to exfoliate your body. Product InformationInstyle-BerbersTreat

And can you believe Kylie Minogue loves it too! You know it’s good when a pop star talks about it as a favorite product in a magazine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find the products on Amazon here: Natural Exfoliating Black Eucalyptus Gel and Kessa Scrubbing Glove

Or check out all their other products at www.berberstreat.com

Also friends there is a giveaway going on until the end of the month. You can find all the details by checking out berber’s treat instagram : instagram.com/berbers_treat

Till Next Time

XOXOXOXO Erin

 

Eden Rose- Amazing Lashes???

Hello friends! How is your may going? I personally can’t complain, May has be great so far and I know will only get better. Recently I was reached out to by shopedenrose,com to select lashes for free, just pay shipping. This is not a promotion or special for me! Head over there and get your own lashes too!

There are tons of styles of 3D faux mink lashes. I picked out 4 styles, they have since added a lot more! They would normally be 20$ a pair but right now they are 0$!!! shop here. I am not getting paid to say anything, I was actually just blown away with how much I loved the lashes! They are super light weight and fluffy.

IMG_5417Screen Shot 2018-05-10 at 5.34.10 AMScreen Shot 2018-05-10 at 5.34.28 AM Here are the four styles I chose and I am beyond obsessed. I already packed a couple in my makeup bag for my honeymoon. I don’t like when lashes have too thick of a band or feel too heavy. These are seriously close to perfection. They have a thin band and are so wispy and feel natural.

I think I may have to get my hands on the last few styles that I didn’t order! Definitely check them out friends!!!!!

xoxo Erin

 

Boxy Charm Birthday Bash!

It’s boxycharm’s birthday and they are having a BoxyBash this month! I thought there would be some different items in the box this month but it is still exciting! So let’s dive into this box. IMG_5479

First up we received the CoverFX blurring primer, retailing 38$. This primer blurs the appearance of pores, fine lines, and other imperfections. IMG_5484

Next we have the Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eyeliner, retailing 24$. I know I have done a review on this before and wasn’t that excited about it but knowing I was getting another pot of this liner I have been trying to use the liner more and figure out if there is ways I will love it. IMG_3811

Now we have a brush set from aesthetica cosmetics pro brush series retailing 45$. The trio comes with an angled eyeliner brush, a brow spoolie, and a fine tipped eyeliner brush. IMG_5481

We also got a sculptor contour/highlight palette by Pur Cosmetics, 30$. This is a four shade, sculpting palette that features two high-beam highlighters and two matte contour shades that will leave skin sculpted to perfection. These suckers are crazy pigmented so a teeny tiny bit will go a long way!! The contour shades are very dark, so that worries me a little bit. IMG_5485

P12 Face brush by Aesthetica, 27$. This synthetic fiber brush allows for maximum control. IMG_5480

Last up I received a Beauty Creations Liquid Lip Gloss, 10$. This matte liquid lip gloss is specifically formulated to provide full coverage that dries to a seamless, smooth, and matte finish. Lightweight and long wearing. I got the shade kiss me. IMG_5483

This month we received an extra product to celebrate BoxyCharm’s birthday! Always exciting and you know it’s my favorite time of the month!!

Till next month and next post!

xoxo Erin

April 2018: Hits and Misses

Can Y’all believe it’s already May!?!?! I can’t and that means in just 25 days I will be on my Honeymoon!! I seriously can not wait and I’m sure that isn’t obvious haha. I have a few posts thought up for honeymoon related things and we are hoping to come back pregnant! Then I will have tons of post ideas ready to go! Okay enough blabbing, let’s jump into what I loved this month.

HITS

  • Herbal Essences Sheer Moisture Cucumber & Green Tea Foam Conditioner. Woof what a mouth full!! Anyways I have been seriously loving this foam conditioner. I thought I would hate it, especially with my long, thick hair. It didn’t leave my hair feeling slick like a normal conditioner but I still was able to get a brush through it and my hair wasn’t ever greasy. I really loved the results and my husband loved the smell.                                                                                                        Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 12.20.16 PM
  • Bad Habit Eyeshadow Palettes. Honestly they are all amazing. So richly pigmented and blend like a dream. And you can not beat the affordability. I would recommend these to anyone wanting amazing color payoff without a hefty price tag or if you just want a bomb palette. I can’t wait to see what else comes from this brand. Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 12.18.43 PM
  • The Balm Mary Lou Manizer highlighter. Sometimes when you gather and collect makeup like I do you tend to forget about old favorites. I rediscovered this beauty and even put it in a pile to be packed for my honeymoon.Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 12.17.18 PM
  • Lastly I have be Obsessed with the BH Cosmetics Festival palette. I know I’ve talked about this before but the colors and the color payoff are so amazing. Such a great palette!                                                                                                    IMG_4852

MISSES

  • Just Nutritive Self Tanner. Let me start off saying this is not a total miss. I actually love how easy this is to use and the color that develops. But because it goes on clear you can not see what areas you have missed which leaves it streaky. Also I waited hours after applying to allow dry time and after putting my watch back on even a day later, I have a white strap around my wrist from the watch.
  • Spiral Twisters.. I just don’t understand how these work for girls with straight hair. Maybe because my hair is very thick and heavy they don’t work? My best friend loves them but I find that they just stretch out and my hair slips out of the pony tail very quickly.

 

That’s it for today! Leave me comments about what you are loving!

xoxo Erin

Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush Review

Hey everyone! How is your week going? I purchased this little baby around Christmas time and finally got around to testing it out. I have to say after all the reviews I had heard, I expected to be beyond obsessed with it. And for 39$… I kinda expected it to shave weight off my cheeks as well. Screen Shot 2018-04-24 at 12.08.13 PM

Well… I was unimpressed. So underwhelmed. It does work so don’t get me wrong, it isn’t a total flop. But I definitely will choose one of my trusty foundation brushes any day of the week! I felt as though I needed to smooth out my foundation after applying it with the clarisonic because of tiny little streaks.

Overall I would suggest saving your money and getting a great foundation brush which you can easily find much cheaper than the 40$ price tag of the brush head for the clarisonic.. Oh did I not mention that if you don’t already have a clarisonic you can tag another 100$ at least on to the price tag.

Till next time loves!

xoxo Erin