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February Boxycharm

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all well. I am so excited to share this month’s Boxycharm with you. This theme is “Rush to Relax”. Let’s get started.

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First up are these two:

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First of all the Shray Ms. Amazing Facial Mask has the cutest packaging. I was really excited to try a mask like this one but I wound up having a little trouble with it. Clumsy me broke it in the process of trying to separate it open. The mask was extremely wet and slimy, which made it hard to peel off. But whatever I had left to scavenge I tried to carefully just lay on my face haha. My skin actually felt really nice afterwards! This retails for $12.00

 

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Next is the Spongellé You Have My Heart On A String. I wasn’t too sure about what this product was at first; but its basically just a body wash. The sponge is infused with olive oil and “energizing and toning extracts”. I don’t see myself trying this to be completely honest, but I think its still cool to receive something different like this in a box! (Retails for $15.00)

Moving on to some makeup!

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This is the Beauty For Real Glow Stick in “Coral Crush” and “Hi Beam” ($24.00). As you can tell, this is a blush and highlight stick. I think these shades would be especially amazing for medium-darker skin tones; however I still use it and I absolutely love it!

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Lastly, we have these three:

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On the left is the Realtree For Her 10ml Travel Size perfume ($12.99). This is perfect to throw in my purse. It has a nice soft and fresh smell which is what I love in perfumes.

In the middle is the Ofra Banana Powder Godet ($12.00). I was super excited to see an Ofra product in the box!! I love their liquid lipsticks but I’ve never tried anything else from them. I haven’t used much of this powder yet but I am so looking forward to it! I have high hopes.

Lastly is the Freeze 24/7 Anti-Aging Eye Serum ($58.00 -and this is full sized! Insane!) For the price, I hope this stuff works! haha. I haven’t tried it yet but I definitely will. I can definitely use a little help with some dark circles so I’ll let you know if this is any good!

That’s everything this month! It hasn’t been my favorite box so far, but still either way Boxycharm always seems to please. Overall everything adds up to about $134.00! If you’re interested in subscribing to Boxycharm, you can learn more about it here.

Sorry I haven’t been able to post as much content lately. I’ve had a family emergency  but I will be trying my best to get up more of a variety of posts and more frequently! Thank you for sticking with me (:

Thanks for reading. Big love,

Briana x

 

 

 

 

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January Boxycharm

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Hey, hey! Oh how I love getting my Boxycharm in the mail. First box of the new year! This month’s theme is “Eyes on 2016”. Let’s get into it.

 

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First off are these Royal & Langnickel [R]evolution eyeshadow brushes. In my opinion you can never have enough brushes, so I was excited to see these in the box. The long brush in the middle isn’t the best quality. The bristles are a little rough but other than that they’re decent! I’m sure I’ll be using these often. The brushes retail for $23.97

 

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I was really excited about these next two!

First is the Blinc Mascara Amplified . This retails for $26. This mascara actually tubes your lashes, meant to provide buildable volume. It applies just like a normal mascara, however I found it was a little harder to remove. It’s not my favorite but I did like it!

Next is the Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Liner Pen. As some of you know I don’t wear liquid or gel eyeliner on my lid because I absolutely suck at it haha. So I was excited to get this so I can practice on my skills. I’ll let you know how I like it when I become a pro (;.

 

And finally, last but not least…

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the Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky palette! This palette has beautiful shades! To be completely honest, Coastal Scents do not have the greatest quality in shadows. Some of these colors do not have good pigmentation BUT some actually are great. For what it’s worth, I think its a great palette for beginners and I’m glad to have it to add to my collection. I know I’ll be using this quite often in my everyday and even more dramatic looks. (retails for $39.95 but is always on sale for about $19.00)

That’s everything. There were only 4 products this month, but that’s because we got a full sized eyeshadow palette so I’m not complaining! Overall I’m happy with everything! The combined worth of this box totals to about $109!!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Boxycharm or want to know more about how it works, you can check them out here.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you liked this month’s box- and also if you got the black eyeliner pen or the blue eye pencil!

Hope you’re all well.

Thanks for reading. Big love,

Briana x

 

 

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December Boxycharm

Hi guys! I’m so excited about this month’s Boxycharm! So let’s get right into it.

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This month’s theme is “Pop Fizz Clink”- 1920’s inspired.

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First are these face products.

I absolutely love the packaging of these Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers. They’re great to just throw in your purse and keep for when you need to get rid of some excess oil throughout the day. These retail for $12.

Next is the Mullein & Sparrow Mini Facial Mask. I was a bit confused because inside is a powder, but fear not, all you have to do is add water and you’re good to go. I’ve been super into the idea of face masks lately so I am really excited to try this out! I believe I linked the full size one, but the mini retails for $15.

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How cute is this little Jelly Pong Pong All Over Glow highlighter? I’m basically obsessed with all the packaging in this month’s box haha. This is a really pretty and light cream highlight. Surprisingly enough, this is my first ever highligher so I was pretty happy to see this in the box.

On the right is the Nelson J Beverly Hills Moisture Healing Mask. Again, super excited to try this out as well! Not only is this a hair mask, but it can also protect your hair against Chlorine and salt water damage! How cool is that? Maybe I’ll try and save some of this to last until the summer haha.

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Last but not least are the lip products.

I freaked out when I saw an Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick was included in this month’s box!!! This is in the shade “Americano” and I absolutely love it! I’ve tried Ofra’s liquid lipsticks before and they are such good quality. They retail at $19.90.

 And lastly, the Bellapierre Waterproof Gel Lip Liner in “Cinnamon” -which pairs nicely with “Americano”. Not much to say other than all around this is a great lip liner! This retails for $17.99

Alright, that is everything! I’d say this box has been one of my favorites, however I am always pleasantly surprised with Boxycharm. By the way, if you don’t know, Boxycharm is a monthly subscription service that costs $21 a month. If you’re interested, you can subscribe here. Overall this month’s box was worth about $104.00!

Hope you enjoyed this post! Did you like this month’s box? Did I get something different than you? Let me know! Hope you have a great week.

Thanks for reading. Big love,

Briana x

 

 

 

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Vincent Longo Trio Eyeshadow

Hey,hey! I got a few comments on my last post about the Vincent Longo Original Trio Eyeshadow from this month’s Boxycharm. Apparently, not everyone got the shadows in their box and the sweet Everythingandnothin requested I do a review! So let’s get started!

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I created a look to show you what the shadows actually look like on- but just to put it out there, I personally wouldn’t use this particular color combination (haha). So I didn’t get fancy or anything.

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On to the review. Okay, so overall I’m not too impressed with the shadows. The colors on their own are beautiful, however I found they weren’t very pigmented. (Mind you I did add a filter/edit the photos (not the swatches, though) because girl I am not that confident to go completely unedited haha). I had to really pack on some layers and even wet the shadows to achieve some intensity. I probably won’t be using these shadows too often, unfortunately. Like I said, the colors are beautiful, and they aren’t completely unusable but for sure are not worth their retail price of $30.00.

I hope you found this somewhat helpful! I sort of stink at explaining/reviewing products, haha- but you ask and I shall deliver! Have an awesome weekend!

Thanks for reading. Big love,

Briana x

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October Boxycharm

Hey guys! I’m so excited to share this month’s Boxycharm with you all! I finally decided to sign up, and so far I am loving it.

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I’m sure you all have heard of Boxycharm, but if you don’t know it is a subscription service that mails you beauty products every month. You pay $21 a month for 4-5 (mostly) full sized products that retail all together for $100+! If you’re interested, I’ll provide a link to their website here.

This month’s theme is “Faces of the Moon”.Let’s get started!

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First is the Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask. I used this once so far and I am really liking it. It feels so refreshing… and it retails for $64 DOLLARS! That’s already more than double the price of the box in just the first product alone! Crazy!

I was super excited about this gorgeous gray Cult Cosmetics Nail polish ($12). I haven’t tried it out yet, but its a perfect for this time of year.

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Next is the Bellapierre Cheek and Lip Stain ($19.99). As I’ve mentioned before I’m not really a fan of lip stains and I’m not too big on blush either, but that’s what I like about these subscription services! Its a fun way to try new products I wouldn’t normally.

Also in this month’s box is the Vincent Longo Original Trio Eyeshadow ($30.00). You guys know I usually stick to my neutral shadows, so I was pretty excited to see some gorgeous colors to play around with.

And lastly, the Lord & Berry Line/Shade Eyeliner ($18). I have been obsessed with this eyeliner! Its so creamy and really intensifies my eyes.

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That’s everything! All five products this month are full size and total to $143.99!! Isn’t that insane?! Let me know if you would be interested in these unboxing posts every month! Also, let me know if you have any questions about the products or Boxycharm in general. Are you signed up too?

Hope you enjoyed this post! Have an awesome week!

Thanks for reading. Big love,

Briana x