Boxy Charm (BOXY LUXE) Wild Flower- September 2018

Hello Friends! I have been on a bit of a break because of being so dang sick! This baby is determined to take all my food and all my energy but I definitely got a boost with the arrival of my Boxy Luxe box.

First I want to talk about the launch of Boxy Luxe. It was a bit messy. I think it’s crazy for the company to not think they would have the amount of traffic they did especially with how much they hyped it up. I am beyond grateful I did get thru and received the box. I didn’t think I did at first. It wasn’t until hours later my bestie told me that we did in fact make it on the list!! Talk about an emotional day. Any who lets jump into the goods!

IMG_6607Here she is in all her glory. Let me just say it is so much better in person. I don’t think I have ever been so excited for a box! IMG_6610First up I  received the Park Ave Princess Chisel Palette from tarte. It is stunning and smells like chocolate which is oh so delicious. The shades blend like a dream with amazing pigment and super creaminess. This would also double as a great quick neutral eye palette! MSRP – 45$

Next pictured is the Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Smokey Eyeshadow Palette. This is a very pretty neautral palette in which you can create multiple looks. It has nice pigment and blends well. There are also chocolately colors as well as greys. MSRP – 35$

Lastly pictured is the Girlactik Skin Glow Duo. I was really excited about this at first but I do wish I would have gotten the Laura Gellar blush instead now. This is a cream highlight and just doesn’t pack the punch that I love but I will have to keep playing with it to see if I can change my mind. MSRP – 26$

IMG_6609Next up I received the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-wrinkle Booster Serum. I am sooo excited about this serum. I am die hard for the lancome genifique but it is crazy expensive. I am hoping to love this product just as much and maybe have a new favorite serum. Also happy I received the serum instead of the moisturizer because I am currently drowning in moisturizers. lol Juice Beauty is a great all natural, cruelty free brand and I may have to grab more products! MSRP – 80$

Pictured in the middle is the Sol De Janeiro Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil. This of course smells so amazing like everything else they make and leaves skin with a very natural glow. I thought it would be over the top but it’s really perfect even if you aren’t super tan like moi. MSRP – 35$

Lastly pictured is the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water in the scent centering citrus. It does smell good and leave the skin refreshed but I’m not sure yet if it does anything as a primer. Further testing will have to be done. MSRP – 32$

IMG_6611Who isn’t excited to get brushes?? I have a ton and I always want more. I honestly wanted to purchase these alamar Ojitos brushes just on how cute they are with that green. Lucky for me I thought they would show up in a boxy charm box eventually, so I waited. They are super soft and apply shadow beautifully but I do prefer a natural hair brush for blending. MSRP – 18$

As for this Luxie 732 Airbrush Foundation Brush… well let’s just talk about luxury! It is so soft and my foundation is blended like a dream. It is pricey but OMG it is so amazing. New favorite for sure! MSRP – 38$IMG_6612Lastly in the box I received R+Co High Dive Moisture Shine Cream. I haven’t tried this out yet so the verdict is out still. But I’m not a huge fan of hair products. I will give it a fair chance tho. MSRP – 16$

I got the Lorac Pro Liquid Lipstick. I’m so obsessed with this true red shade. Nude colors just don’t look great on me and I’m all about bold lips. That makes a statement that I love. MSRP – 19$

Last in the picture is the Vintage Cosmetic Company Dolly Bow Make-up Headband. Perfect for keeping your hair back as you clean your skin, apply makeup, or relax with a face mask. MSRP – 4.99$

Oh and don’t forget that super cute tote! That was unexpected. If you weren’t keeping that is a value of $348.99. That is just amazing and So exciting! Boxycharm slays the game again!

xoxo Erin

Boxy Charm Breakdown

August is in full swing and 2018 is flying away. This month Boxy Charm was the Life of the Party! Or so their theme suggested. Let’s dive in to this months offerings and I’ll let you know what I thought. IMG_6368

First item was either a hate it or love it kind of deal. The Laura Lee Los Angles Party Animal palette. It’s bold and bright. The colors blend very nicely and give great color payoff. But they are bright! The main thing I don’t like about the palette is that it is difficult to make a complete look. It needs at least one light, matte shade to blend out everything. Just my opinion tho. The palette retails for 19$IMG_6369

Next up is the Smashbox Pucker Up Palette in Bold. It comes with 6 of their best selling Be Legendary bold lipstick colors. I love lipstick so much but I hate lip palettes. They just aren’t convenient in my opinion and the colors are definitely for fall. This will be going in my special effects kit. Retails for 24$

Next I got the Tarte Cosmetics Lifted Sweat Proof Mascara. I do love that it is sweat proof but it is in a black brown shade. Not a huge deal when I’m wearing lashes but when I don’t it is lackluster. Retail is 23$Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 12.32.01 PM

This months box contained Wander Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks. These promise to brighten, hydrate, and reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. I’m not a a huge user of eye masks but it makes perfect sense for the theme of the box. Get these guys for 13$ Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 12.32.10 PM

This item is total junk if I’m being completely honest. The Bang Beauty Chocolate Eyeliner feels like it was left laying around from last year and they gave it to boxy charm for free… I attempted to use it as eyeliner and it removed my eyeshadow without laying product down. I tried using it as a brow product but this formula is so dry and chunky.. ugh such a throw away. And it’s 22$$$ Insane!                Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 12.32.20 PM

Last product seems to be like a little bit of an after thought. NCLA So Rich Lollipop Lollipop is a cuticle oil. I’m sure everyone could or should use this item but I rarely do my nails so I just didn’t get excited. Could be wrong with how everyone else feels tho! Grab yours for 18$Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 12.31.44 PM

Overall I always think boxycharm is still an amazing deal even if you only like 1 or 2 items. 21$ but a value of 119$ Hoping that next month brings better surprises.

xoxo Erin

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Natural Products That Work!

Hey everyone! Recently I have been making a switch to more natural products. I wanted to share what items I have been liking and think are worth a try! So let’s dive in!! I will add more as I try more out!!

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First up I have talked about this product before but I am still loving it. It is the Berber’s Treat Black Eucalyptus Gel. It exfoliates and moisturizes the skin. I am obsessed! //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mommy409-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B01CAN8ARY&asins=B01CAN8ARY&linkId=55edd6413aea2155ebb550976815c6e2&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff

Next up I recently have stopped using benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid for spot treatment and have switched to burt’s bees blemish stick. It smells a little like black licorice but I think it works nicely.             //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mommy409-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B001E6Q9IG&asins=B001E6Q9IG&linkId=25867b2a39b8926ca26df70cb03ef691&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff

Sheamoisture makes really great products for body care. I love their African Black Soap line. It feels so great and the price is so affordable! This link lets you try multiple products so inexpensively! //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mommy409-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B00RQ65FFG&asins=B00RQ65FFG&linkId=7de2aee17168e3737a5b6663681aa197&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff

Lastly I haven’t exactly tried it yet but I have ordered a set from NXN which is supposed to be a more natural skin care line and I can’t wait to try it out. I will keep you updated on how it works. Hopefully I love it just as much as my Saturday Skin.

What natural products do you love?

xoxo Erin

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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

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

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