Testing Out New Elf Products

I recently picked up some new products from elf cosmetics and here are my final thoughts after testing them out. IMG_6228

I have realized that it’s sometimes a safe bet to go darker with elf products. I picked up the primer infused blush and bronzer. I really enjoy them both but I could definitely take a darker shade in both. The formula lasts nicely on the skin and are very smooth. The intense h2o proof eyeliner pen is amazing! It’s actually waterproof and I haven’t had any bleeding. I actually can’t believe it. I also got the pore toner balm. I haven’t noticed if it actually helps yet but I do enjoy how it feels and how my makeup applies on top of it. Lastly I received a 12 piece brush set as a free gift. The brushes are okay and nice for how inexpensive they are. IMG_6229

Over all I would say it was a pretty good haul and I am pleased with the items. ELF is such a great brand for super inexpensive products that still perform!

xoxo Erin

July Boxy Charm: Road Trippin

Hey Friends! I have been a little late this month on unveiling my Boxy Charm which is super unlike me. But I did some traveling and this box was just lack luster. Still worth the 21$ but I probably wont be reaching for these products often.. Here are my thoughts about what I received.

Crown Brush – Fuego Eyeshadow Palette 29.99$ Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 12.42.17 PMThis palette is actually really pretty and had decent pigmentation but the shimmer shades leave a lot to be desired. They do not perform very well. I have much better palettes that I would rather reach for.

Wander Beauty – Unlashed Volume and Curl mascara 24$ Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 12.42.30 PMThis mascara is not good. It takes years to build up and who has time for that? Not worth the money at all. Nothing much else to say.

Note Cosmetics – Luminous Silk Compact Blusher 11.99$ Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 12.42.40 PMThis blush is SO pigmented. Its actually amazing and I would definitely get more shades!

Chella Beauty – Eyebrow Creme 26$ Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 12.42.50 PMThis eyebrow creme is nice and has good pigmentation. The only thing I am not loving is the packaging.

Farmacy Beauty – Bright On Mask 38$ Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 12.42.41 PMThis mask rocks! It doesn’t over dry on your skin and leaves it clean and bright.

Total value is 129.98$!!!

Till Next Time!!

Erin

Current Wish List

It has been so long since I have done a wish list and I thought it would be fun since it is the season of launches. So here are the things I have my eyes locked in on.

  1. Too Faced Born this Way Concealer 29$ Screen Shot 2018-07-10 at 12.15.56 PM
  2. Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation 29$Screen Shot 2018-07-10 at 12.19.16 PM
  3. PUR 4 in 1 foundation stick 34$Screen Shot 2018-07-10 at 12.33.08 PM
  4. PUR Purple Pore Punisher 26$Screen Shot 2018-07-10 at 12.26.11 PM
  5. Saturday Skin Waterfall Glacier Water Cream 39$Screen Shot 2018-07-10 at 12.29.08 PM

These are all fairly new products and I can’t wait to eventually try them out! What are you wanting to try out? Let me know in the comments! Maybe I will have to add them to my list as well!!!

xoxo Erin

Bad Habit Liquid Lip Swatch and Review

As you probably know I have an obsession with lip products and Bad Habit Beauty. I can’t help but rush to grab everything that Bad Habit makes. The prices are pretty unbeatable, the colors are fierce, and they are just overall beautiful.

So I was so excited when they came out with a set of liquefied matte lipsticks. You can get the whole set for 28$ or individually for 6$ on the Hush App. The shades are really gorgeous. IMG_6089

This was my attempt to make really pretty swatches… yea I have learned it works better with another person helping. Better luck next time.

I will say the packaging is absolutely gorgeous. It looks very luxe and expensive. IMG_6098The formula did not last all day but I’m not mad at it because it wear on and off very evenly. I don’t like when extreme wearing liquid lipsticks start to wear off but leave a harsh outline on the lips.

Overall for the price I am obsessed with these liquid lipsticks!!!

xoxo Erin

BoxyCharm Updates on this Months Box

I have been testing out this months box and I have a lot of opinions. Normally I love the box, might not use everything but this month is different! So I am going to dive in right away.

Starting off with the Alamar Cosmetics eye shadow palette. It is AMAZING. The pigment and color payoff is so rich and creamy. I have no complaints! I thought I would be missing a light base shade but the colors are build-able so you really don’t need any other palette to make a perfect cohesive look.

Next up the Luxie brushes are really nice. They are so soft and blend out creams and powders like a dream. I only with the foundation brush was thicker so that it would create fuller looks. Facetune_26-06-2018-13-03-33

Now my negatives… I don’t like the battington lashes. One I enjoy a fuller lash and two the band wasn’t flexible enough. I would definitely recommend the shop eden lashes or house of lashes.

Lastly I didn’t like the ofra lip color at all. It was not a great color for me. It was an odd brownish grey tone on my lips and I will be giving the lippie to my mom as soon as I see her. Not cute on me… I need something brighter or more colorful. (Obviously I am wearing a different lip in the picture above, it’s an old collection color from Jeffree Star)

xoxo Erin

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