August BoxyCharm Thoughts

I was so excited to receive my first BoxyCharm box!! I debated on whether or not to get it for quite some time and I am so glad I gave in and signed up! It is 21$ a month but if you sign up for more months you can get a bit of a discount. IMG_2012This months box them was Beach Please and included: a Moda Pro, 3 piece brush set from Royal and Langnickle which retails for 26$, A waterproof gel eyeliner by bellapierre which retails for 15$, Pro eyelashes by PUR cosmetics which retails for 14$, #GRLPWR liquid lipstick by the beauty crop retailing for 14.95$ and lastly the Rainforest of the sea: volume 2 by Tarte retailing for 36$.

It truly was a great box and a great deal and I’m so excited it is coming every month!! IMG_2025Here is a look I created using the box. I really like all the products, though I am not super in love with the color of the lip but it looks good in pictures haha.

I can’t wait till next month for a new boxy!

xoxo Erin

Foot Mask Review

OMG. Friends two weeks ago I tested out a foot mask I purchased on Amazon. It is from Mond’Sub and is the sage exfoliator foot mask. It was only 3$ if I am not mistaken and I received two treatments. IMG_1883 I followed the directions by applying the mask and leaving it on for an hour then rinsing my feet. It says within 3-7 days feet should begin to peel. After removing the mask and rinsing and letting my feet dry, my feet felt like paper mache. It was so bizarre.

Here I am two weeks later and my feet are still peeling and it is so strange. I was expecting to peel in larger sheets but no it is quite the opposite. Sounds gross to write about it. If you do decide to do a foot mask I would reccomend picking up a really good foot moisturizer to help your feet out!! I’m testing one out I picked up Monday so I will let you know how I like it in a later post.

Overall I do not think I will be purchasing another foot mask. My feet are super soft where the skin has peeled but weeks of snake feet is bizarre and I don’t like it. Maybe I will stop being a cheapo and go get a fancy pedicure. haha!

Till next time

xoxo Erin

Motivation Monday

For this weeks motivation I want to just remind everyone to stay focused on your goals and work really hard to reach them. I have been trying to put more and more effort into my blog and social medias to grow myself and gain more opportunities. I have had the pleasure of being reached out to by different companies to review their products. These may not be for pay but I truly enjoy being reached out to and asked for an honest opinion. I believe this is just the start.                                               Screen Shot 2017-08-14 at 12.35.31 PM

This month I have been goal focused and I remind myself of that everyday. I keep notes and write things down and work on communicating my feelings and thoughts. This helps me keep a clear mental space and stay focused on the important things in life. My family, my friends, and my work.

To be able to do what you love everyday for a living takes a lot of hard work, determination, and courage but it is in us all and is completely possible if you don’t give up! That is my motivation to everyone, Don’t Give Up!

Til next time friends,

xoxo Erin

Dry Brushing 101

I recently and finally got my hands on a dry brush. Sometimes I feel like I live in the middle of nowhere with people who know nothing… I know I know not very nice but I literally went in to so many beauty stores and not one single person knew what I was talking about when I asked for a dry brush so I finally ordered one from Ulta.com.

This is the particular one I purchased. It is ecotools and only 4.99$ There are so many great benefits to dry brushing!!

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I got this particular chart from pinterest, credit to Dr. Axe.
Dry brushing is great for you. It improves your lymphatic system. You should always brush towards your heart to help drainage of toxins from the body.
It improves circulation.
It can help to reduce cellulite!! ( Hello did you really need any other reason?? )
It reduces stress.
I am all about it and you should probably too!! give it a try friends!
Till next time,
xoxo Erin

Baby Proofing

I have my hands full now that my little man is on the move. And since he is climbing and standing on everything and so close to walking it was time we baby proofed the house. This is how we baby proofed our fire place without spending much at all.IMG_1845We purchased a foam mattress topper and a few pool noodles. We lined the brick of our fireplace base with the foam and edged the edges with the pool noodles. As you can see it doesn’t look beautiful but it works!IMG_1844Next we used a blanket or whatever you want to use to cover it and make it look a little prettier haha. Since mine is getting covered in toys I was not that concerned.

till next time loves

xoxo Erin

Moisture Bomb Mask Review- Collab with Cassixmakeup

Hey loves! This week I have collabed on a review with cassixmakeup! She has an awesome beauty blog, so definitely go check it out! I get hooked after I start reading one post then I realize I am like 10 deep! So once I saw her put out the collab request I immediately emailed her! She is so kind and sweet and I was so excited to do this collab!

So we decided on reviewing the  moisture bomb mask from Garnier and after searching for it in the skincare section for 20 minutes I began to give up… Didn’t realize they are sheet masks. So I picked a couple up! They have 3 different ones, I picked up the pink and blue which are supposed to be super moisturizing and glow enhancing. IMG_1887After testing them out I found them a little different. When I first put the mask on it didn’t really fit my big eyes and the serum was getting in my eyes. After peeling the blue sheet off the mask I was able to work with it much easier.

Please ignore my crazy hair, I had just got done scrubbing makeup off my face. I had begun halloween looks this day. After 15 minutes I took the mask off and messaged the remaining serum into my skin just as the directions stated. I have to say I really liked the masks. My skin felt revived and moisturized, especially after all the paint was removed. My skin also had a little glow to it, which is always appreciated.

Go check out Cassi’s post to see what she thought about the mask!!

Till next time loves

ps What did you think about collab posts?? Leave me comments!

xoxo Erin

New Maybelline Review

OMG finally got around to testing out these lipsticks and a few other products. Maybelline recently came out with a lot of new products and I’m always excited to try out affordable collections! The new product launch included new mini eye palettes, brushes, lip products, setting powder, color corrector, and more. It was a pretty large launch! Out of it I purchased 2 brushes, 2 lip products, and the setting powder.

These the two superstay matte lips that I purchased in the colors dreamer and lover. I have to say they last SOOO long!!! Literally all day wear without having to touch up. I am super impressed. And I think I found my perfect nude with the color dreamer! I have been searching so long to find a bomb nude and I will continue but this one is great!

The finishing powder is really nice and very soft but it isn’t going to replace my Laura Mercier. I do like it and if you are looking for a inexpensive setting powder this is definitely worth a shot!

Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 9.55.55 AMScreen Shot 2017-08-02 at 9.56.06 AMAt Walmart Maybelline launched brushes. I picked these two up. The foundation and contour brush. I will be honest I was shook at the price. 10$ a piece. I do like them because they are super soft and nice but knowing I can get brushes cheaper from Morphe shook me.

Till next time loves

xoxo Erin