BoxyLuxe Dec Sea-Sun!

Guess what day it is my friends?! Today I got my Boxyluxe delivered! Last month was a bit aggravating to me bc my box came super late and it was just frustrating. But this month I will not get pissed because I actually got a tracking/shipment email and it arrived at a decent time!

Have you signed up for Boxyluxe or boxycharm? Charm comes every month and luxe comes every 3 months now. It is a little guilty pleasure of mine. I get excited to see what the months box brings and if I’ll use it or not. I have a feeling this will be a good box so let’s jump in!

First I got the Luxie rose gold complete face brush set. MSRP – 65$ These brushes are soo cute and super soft. I can’t wait to put these to the test!

Next I received the Spongelle body wash infused buffer. MSRP – 20$. These sponges are so convenient with body wash infused in the buffer, which exfoliates at the same time. I will be finding this guy a new home since Arbonne is all natural and is good for my skin. I don’t want to use anything else!

I received the Elemis pro collagen marine cream. MSRP – 89$. I will also be giving this cream away since I use the best skincare available for my skin and it’s natural and not chemical filled. But this cream has lots of great claims!

Then I received the Violet Voss Pro HG palette. MSRP – 45$. This palette is so beautiful and pigmented neutral palette. They are silky smooth and blend like a dream.

I also got another palette from Suva Beauty, the protégé palette. MSRP- 34$. It contains 6 highly pigmented shadows and 2 beautiful highlighters!

From Tarte I received a glitter lip paint. MSRP- 20$ This lippie is soo pretty!! I can not wait to give it a go on my lips! Also with that lippie I got the Grande Cosmetics grandemascara. MSRP- 25$. I can’t believe it is that expensive. I have received a few things from this brand now. I’m not impressed and the packaging feels sooo light and cheap.

Up next I got the Pretty Vulgar the powder room translucent setting powder. MSRP- 32$. Pretty Vulgar always kills it with packaging. The component is so stunning! I can’t wait to give this a try and see how it compares to my favorite Arbonne setting powder.

Lastly we also go a Crimes if Beauty wristlet and portable charger. MSRP- 22$. Wristlet is shown previously is super cute and I can’t wait to try out this portable charger!!

What do you guys think?? I’m pretty excited about it all and think I got a great value! Stay tuned with me on Instagram to see how things worked out!

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

Too Faced makes my favorite collection every Christmas! So far they have not released everything so this is what we have so far!

Screen Shot 2017-09-20 at 9.53.22 AMBest Year Ever makeup collection- Give as one amazing gift to the ultimate makeup lover, or spread the love and give as three separate gifts. Super fun beauty collection and limited edition makeup bag featuring three separate palettes for a total of 18 matte and shimmer shadows, three face products, and a deluxe size of our bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara.

Screen Shot 2017-09-20 at 9.57.10 AMMelted Matte Gingerbread- Limited edition Melted Matte Lipstick with a gingerbread scent.

Screen Shot 2017-09-20 at 9.58.14 AMUnder The Kissletoe- Melt your heart out with a clutch-size collection of Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks in our bestselling Melted, Melted Matte, Melted Chocolate, and Melted Latex shades. Our innovative formula comfortably coats lips in bursts of intense, high-impact, saturated color that lasts for hours. Lipstick shades include Deluxe Sizes of our best-selling Hopeless Romantic in Melted Latex, Drop Dead Red in Melted Matte, Melted Chihuahua & Melted Chocolate Honey.

So I am looking forward to whatever else they create for this upcoming Christmas season!!!!

xoxo Erin

Tarte Holiday Collection

So Tarte has brought out lots of new goodies in really beautiful packaging. There are so many so I am only going to share a few but you can see them all on tartecosmetics.com.

These pieces are some of my favorites. Who doesn’t love a good brush set?? Tarte makes my favorite gel liner, it seriously doesn’t budge. The blush palette is so beautiful and has warm and cool tones along with two highlighters.

I really love the packaging of this collection and will definitely have to pick up a few items!!

xoxo Erin

Stila Holiday Collection

Alright friends! I have already been scoping out the holiday collections for this upcoming season and I can not wait! So I will be doing a mini series on some brands with holiday collections, starting with Stila. Stila has one of my favorite collections so I am starting with them!

Screen Shot 2017-09-20 at 9.20.17 AMWritten in the stars – Glitter & Glow liquid eye shadow set 36$ Add starry-eyed sparkle this holiday season with this trio of long-wearing, lustrous eye shadows. The perfect mix of pearl and glitter adorns eyes with incredible sequin-like shine. Includes three deluxe sizes of our favorite dazzling shades. Shades:

  • Diamond Dust (sheer silver and multi-color glitter)
  • Kitten Karma (champagne, silver and copper glitter)
  • Smoky Storm (light pewter and silver glitter)

Screen Shot 2017-09-20 at 9.26.24 AMStar Studded Eight- stay all day liquid lip set 45$  Gorgeous and great – times eight. Lavish lips with this decadent, deluxe size set of our comfortable, long-lasting, full coverage, creamy lip color. Includes a mix of six iconic matte shades plus a preview of two shades of NEW Shimmer Liquid Lipstick, making its debut in the Spring!

  • Creamy-matte, full coverage liquid lipstick stays in place for up to 6 hours of continuous wear.
  • Weightless, color-rich formula won’t bleed or transfer.
  • Enriched with lip nourishing Vitamin E and Avocado Oil.

Shades:

  • Patina Shimmer (dusty rose with shimmer) – NEW!
  • Beso Shimmer (true red with shimmer) – NEW!
  • Perla (pale dusty pink)
  • Patina (dusty rose)
  • Aria (magenta plum)
  • Chianti (deep plum)
  • Rubino (beet red) – NEW!
  • Sogno (warm rose) – NEW!

Screen Shot 2017-09-20 at 9.29.53 AMThe Chosen Ones- Smudge pot eye liner set 32$

Long-lasting and concentrated, this deluxe size set of gel eyeliners/shadows leaves powder formulas in the dust! Offers the precision of a liquid liner with the application ease of a gel. A makeup artist staple for sultry, smoky eyes.

Shades included: 

  • Black
  • Pomegranate
  • Cobalt

Also includes full size La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush for easy, breezy application.

 

So these are the three best sets and there are 5 smaller lip sets as well. All information was taken from http://www.stilacosmetics.com and also where you can find these fabulous sets!!

Till next time,

xoxo Erin