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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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

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

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

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

August Favorites!

I am sorry this is going up so late! It was a long weekend spent away with the family and friends. I thought about working on posts and pictures and homework and I decided that I deserved a little break, so I took one!Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 9.17.39 AM

Let’s jump into these favs I had for the month!!

  1. Models Own Foundation- Go check out my review on this foundation. It is great and sometimes I even mix in some moisturizer to make it a little thinner for quick trips to get groceries when I don’t want a full face.
  2. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara- I rediscovered my love for this mascara. It is amazing and the brush is super full and thick. I love it!
  3. Tarte- Rainforest of the sea vol. 2- I normally don’t go crazy over tarte but this palette is perfect for travel. It creates a perfect neutral look and is such cute packaging.
  4. Victoria Secret Pink Backpack- These backpacks are not only so freaking adorable but are perfect for everything. I don’t go to a physical school, I go online, but I have my backpack for keeping everything all in one place. Especially for blogging! I have lots of notebooks and pens and stickynotes so I never forget a thing!!

Okay so I didn’t have a ton this month. We did a lot of traveling, guests over, and events which didn’t leave tons of time for shopping and testing. But I’ll be back at it. There are so many great products coming out. Plus the closer we get to the holidays, it’ll only get better and better!

Till next time loves!

xoxo Erin