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Apr 9, 2018

April 2018 Boxycharm Unboxing

I love Boxycharm so much! I am constantly impressed by the items they send out each month. This month's theme of "Eye Candy" is very fitting because Boxy worked with Colourpop to send out a heavy arsenal of different Colourpop eyeshadow palettes to Boxy's subscribers. 

The first item in April's box is Tarte's Tarteist Pro Glow Liquid Highlighter. I love all highlighters, power or liquid. This is a beautiful champagne color which compliments my skin tone well. It blends easily, and doesn't feel greasy/slippery. It does retail for $29 according to Boxycharm's website - but I have seen it priced cheaper elsewhere online. This highlighter is beautiful either way, but I have found other excellent highlighters at a drugstore price. I would recommend if you're willing to spend for your glow, but I won't be repurchasing. 

The next item in this month's box is the Semi Precious Eyeshadow Palette by Colourpop for $26. If you have never tried a product from Colourpop, what are you waiting for?? Yes, there is a lot of hype around this brand, and they pump out new products borderline weekly. But the brand is worth the hype as products are high quality for a low cost. And Colourpop eyeshadows are some of the best shadows out there. I love them so much, that I started collecting their palettes, and this one I didn't have! The Semi Precious palette is nothing but shimmer/metallic shadows. They are so pigmented and buttery smooth. Absolutely beautiful on the eyes. I highly recommend.

The next item in April's box is Dr. Brandt's Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner, $47. I've said in other blog posts and I'll say it again. I have waaay too many face masks! Since this one by Dr. Brandt is a pore refining mask, I may use it right away. But otherwise I have tons of other masks to use up before I use this one. Dr. Brandt is a brand I've seen before in Boxycharm, and the last item I received was an exfoliating face wash. I wasn't impressed with that face wash so I have to be honest, I'm not eager to try this mask. 

One of my favorite items in the box is The Instatint Eyebrow Gel by The BrowGal, $22. The want is very slim and doesn't pick up too much product. I love that because so many brow gels are goopy and messy. And especially with a tint, color could get everywhere. This gel is a brown tint, so it's helpful if I need to lighten my brows if I drew them in too dark. Simply for the wand, I would highly recommend and am considering repurchasing. 

The last item in April's box is Adesse's Hi Definition Liquid Lipstick, $24. This is my favorite formula for "liquid lipsticks". More like a cream/gloss, that doesn't dry down and make your lips feel parched. The color fades nicely, doesn't flake off or anything. And this rose-y shade works with my skintone as an everyday nude. I would recommend if you don't like the dry kind of liquid lipsticks, it's very nice and opaque. 

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Apr 2, 2018

April 2018 Ipsy Unbagging

Ipsy Glam Bags are really such a nice thing to receive each month! For just $10/month, you get a cute makeup bag filled with 5 beauty products. So whether you want to try new products or build on to your collection, Ipsy is a great choice if you are thinking about purchasing a beauty subscription. 

This month's bag is one of the most beautifully made bags I can remember receiving. The faux leather feels very luxurious, the rose gold accents are beautiful, and the butterfly print is so cute for spring. 

The first item in the bag is Feel's Restored Warming Clay Mask. To be honest, I have way too many face masks. So this will be sitting with other face masks that I have yet to use. This mask has white charcoal powder which gives a warming effect when applied to the skin. It also has Nigiri sea salt to gently detoxify and exfoliate. To top that it contains vitamin E and hydrating hyaluronic acid to help your skin look plump, toned, and radiant. When I go through some of my other face masks, I will definitely use this. 

The next item in the glam bag was Firma Beauty's #202 Angled Blender brush. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I absolutely LOVE getting makeup brushes in my subscription bags/boxes. And I love fluffy angled brushes like these because they are so multi-purpose. You can use to apply eyeshadow or contour your nose. It is also suggested to blend out your lip color, a tip I may have to try. 

Purlisse Beauty Coconut Oil + Coffee Sugar Body Scrub is another product in the glam bag. OH EM GEE does this scrub smell delicious! They were smart to send a smaller sample size because now I want to purchase the larger size, it smells THAT good. For my ladies (and gents!) with cellulite, coffee/caffeine is great to apply to assist with smoothing the skin. This scrub also has sugar cane which helps to gently exfoliate, and coconut oil helps moisturize the skin. Very yummy scrub, I would recommend. 

Ofra is a brand I've seen a few times before in my Ipsy bags. This time Ofra Cosmetics sent over their Blush in Chameleon. It's a brighter pink than it appears in this picture, but still a beautiful wearable shade. Ofra blushes are pigmented to a little goes a long way. It is velvety smooth and doesn't look powdery/cake-y on the skin. And a tip is to wet it before application to make the color pop even more. 

The last item in the bag, also a brand I've received before in beauty subscriptions is Realher Moisturizing Lipstick in Girl Power. Deep mauve shades have a special place in my heart, because they compliment my skin tone so well. But this is a universally flattering color so anyone could wear this and look good. I loved this little guy so much that I keep it in my purse in case I need to reapply a lip color throughout the day. So cute, such a high quality, I recommend. 

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