January Boxy Charm

Hello friends!

This months boxy charm was a huge improvement over last month. Hopefully the continue to improve and go back to being amazing like they were a few months ago. This months theme was ROCK 2018. Everything in the box was very shimmering and shiny.

So let’s dive into this box!!IMG_3906

First product was the Dr. Brandt pores no more luminizer primer. Retail 38$ This primer delivers a natural radiant glow while blurring pores and imperfections for a beautifully illuminated flawless complexion. —It worked so well!! I love this primer, even to wear alone.

IT Cosmetics brow power MSRP: 24$ This brow pencil is amazing and contains so many amazing ingredients including green tea, vitamins, and antioxidants. This pencil is bomb!!

Crown Pro Glam Metals Palette. retail 25$ This palette is super blendable and very pretty in metallic colors but with no mattes I don’t feel like I can make a complete look.IMG_4043

PUR Bronze and Brighten cheek palette. MSRP: 34$ It claims to be an on the go highlight, bronzer, and blush palette but all the shades have a bit too much shimmer for me. Especially the bronzer, if it was a little less shimmery the palette would be perfect. I will probably end up using the bronzer as eyeshadow.

Grande Cosmetics Grandelips Hydrating Lip Plumper. Retail 27$. Infused with valulip and hyaluronic acid, instantly improves lip volume within 3-5 minutes while hydrating. Results may vary is correct… this was just a lip gloss on me. Sad because I was hoping for some super plump lips!!

Till next time my loves!

xoxo Erin

The Ink Gel Eyeliner- Pretty Vulgar Review

Hello friends! How was your weekend? We had a friend stay with us which I always love. I love entertaining!! Any ways, I ordered this gel liner based on recommendations from youtubers. It was raved about and I couldn’t wait to try it out. I have to say I was so disappointed with this product. My overall rating would be a 2 out of 5 stars and lets dive in to why.. IMG_3811

The packaging is stunning. I love how it looks like an old timey ink pot. The copper/gold is beautiful. Gold and black is my favorite combination. The unicarton is also beautiful. The font and script, I love everything about it. And the container makes you feel like you are getting a lot of product.

Next this liner is EXTREMELY pigmented. It is black as it gets which I really like and was surprised but how dark it actually was. A little bit goes a long way which is awesome. I think this liner would really last someone a long time.

Unfortunately there are negatives for me.. As always your experience could be totally different. IMG_3827This was right after applying the liner so it hadn’t smudged yet, but I don’t think this product is for those of us with oily eyelids. After only a couple hours my liner had transferred to my upper lids and the bottom was very smudged and smokey… It wasn’t cute. I hope y’all have different experience with the liner. It claims to be waterproof and last all day but I didn’t get that pleasure.

Lastly it was an expensive liner. At 24$ I want a liner that lasts until I decide to take it off.

Have you tried pretty vulgar liner? What was your experience?

till next time

xoxo Erin

December Boxy Charm

I know my post for December’s boxy charm is up super late but since I was out of town I received my box late. I have to be honest I was incredibly underwhelmed by this box. I really wasn’t even excited to try it out, which is super sad because normally I am beyond pumped about the box. So let’s jump in.IMG_3799

In the box I received a blush kit by Real Her that is retailed at $32. All 3 blushes were shimmery so I felt that this item may be better for spring or summer but I don’t think I will reach for it much at all. The middle shade is really pretty but the other two are not my style…IMG_3802

Next up I got a Pro Concealer Palette by Bellapierre, retailing for $30. Now this looks like a nice palette with really big pans for anyone who uses color correcting concealers. I personally don’t… So again this was a bust for me but that is totally personal. My mom received a bronzer in her boxy charm box, which I am totally jealous of!

Next is a My Lips Are Sealed Lightweight Liquid Lipstick by Pretty Vulgar, retails for $24. This product was a love hate for me because I was totally stoked about receiving something by Pretty Vulgar and I can’t wait to try more of their products but I just do not like metallic liquid lipsticks. I don’t think they look good on me and so this will just not be used unfortunately. I will probably put it in a give away, ( I did not even open this because I tried my moms)

I believe all boxy charmers received the Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara by Tarte retailing for $23. This mascara is really great and I am happy to have at least one product that will be used in my box this month! This guy really added lots of volume but won’t be replacing my l’oreal mascara or fake lashes.

Lastly I got a Deluxe Blush Brush from Crown Brush, retails for $12. The brush has really soft, synthetic bristles which is nice when you want to use cream or powder products. It is pretty dense so you want to be very light handed so that you don’t get too much product.

Did you receive the december boxy charm? What did you think? If you don’t receive boxy charm you should. Normally I love my entire box and at only 21$ a month it is an incredible deal!!

xoxo Erin

Homemade Holiday Gifts

There is something about making gifts that is just fun. So whether you are on a budget or just really crafty here are a few ideas for gifts that anyone girly would love!

  1. Body Scrubs. They are so easy to make and not that expensive! Get some small mason jars, coconut oil, granulated sugar or brown sugar. Those two ingredients are the base to any great scrub. I add coffee grounds to the one I make for myself but you can really do anything. The options are endless for the scents you could create!               Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 12.59.26 PM(Pic from pinterest)
  2. Baked treats!- Whether it be cookies, candies or pies baking is fun and gives the ultimate form of love. I don’t know many people who don’t love a sweet bite of something delicious.

  3. Scarves/hats/blankets- If you know how to knit or sew making things someone can use or wear is always fun. I made lots of burp cloths, paci clips, and bibs for my son and niece so for people with babies these types of things are nice. I can’t knit but i’m sure I could make a blanket!

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    pic credit: handmadehandsome.blogspot.com

  4. Lotion- My mom makes a really great lotion that is perfect for dry skin or pregnant bellies. And we have used this recipe and jarred it as gifts at my baby shower. You simply mix baby lotion, vitamin e cream, vaseline and any essential oils you want. If you look back on my old post about diy stretchmark remover you can find a recipe that is amazing!!

Alright Lovelies! That is all for today. Starting off Blogmas in full swing. If you have any ideas of things you want to know or want to see or read let me know in the comments and please come say hi over on instagram or twitter!!

xoxo Erin

31 Things to do Before December 31st

Alright I thought this would be a fun way to start off Blogmas. I got this idea from pinterest but I’m writing things I think would be fun to do through december. As a reminder I have a baby so some of these ideas you might not like or maybe you will. Totally make a list that works for you!!              Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 12.45.17 PM

I am so excited for Christmas!! I’m sure y’all are too! Let me know your ideas of what to do in December!!!

xoxo Erin

Colourpop Review

Lately I have been getting so much new makeup! I love it and I’m not sure where to even start so I will begin with all the colourpop newness that I have. First off I got the “I Think I Love You” palette.                                                Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 7.51.55 AM As you can see this palette is so stunning! It is perfect for creating everyday looks and includes some seriously stunning and pigmented shades. I absolutely live for a deep matte black and a shiny gold. There are great mattes in the palette for a perfect base and all the metallics add the perfect punch to any look! And only 16$ colourpop is a non brainer for the girl on a budget.

Next up I tried out their new brow pencils. Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 8.05.30 AMIt is much like the original ABH auto pencil. Very thin tip with a nice spoolie on the other side. It is very creamy and the product is smooth. I don’t think it will replace my ABH dipbrow any time soon but this is a nice pencil to have!

Lastly my mom gave me this lippie. Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 8.15.41 AM This is an ultra satin lip in the shade “First of All”. It is a rich raspberry shade and I love it! My mom typically only wears nudes so I get really excited when she gets bright colors because I know they will be mine! And this color is awesome, right up my ally.

Alright friends if you haven’t colourpop yet what are you waiting for?? The prices are so affordable and the products are seriously fantastic! A+ from me!!

xoxo Erin

October BoxyCharm Spellbound

I am always so excited about receiving my boxycharm each month! There really is no better deal out there I don’t think! I mean 21$ for 4-5 FULL SIZE products! I have said this before and I’ll say it again… I just don’t like miniature products. They are cute, sure but I don’t like them. haha. Any who let us jump into this box! I literally just got this out of the mail and jumped on here to write! IMG_2521The items that I received this month were:

  1. Dr. Brandt poredermabrasion MSRP: $58. professional-grade micro- crystal solution, that instantly deep-cleans and refines pores.
  2. Becca shimmering skin perfector pressed highlighter in shade Prosecco pop MSRP: $38. highlighter powder that will light up the features you love with a high shine finish.
  3. Tarte tarteist quick dry matte lip paint in shade bestie. MSRP: $20. full coverage, transfer proof liquid lipstick with a quick dry matte finish.
  4. Dirty Little Secrets eyeshadow chubby MSRP: $14. creamy consistency allows you to use it alone as an eyeshadow or as a base.
  5. Jonteblu lip liner pencil MSRP: $5. creamy, high pigmented formula glides on effortlessly.

I have not tried out these products yet, as I said before I literally just opened the box. I am excited to try them all out!

xoxo Erin