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My Boxycharm!!!

There is something I absolutely love about these subscription boxes/bags. Perhaps its the fact that every month feels like I’m gifting myself something new. Or the opportunity to experience new products for a low price.

I’ve been part of the Ipsy family for a while now I believe two years. I liked that for $10 I was able to meet new products that have been “specifically” picked for me. Therefore I went ahead and jumped on the Boxycharm wagon.

My best friend gave Birchbox a shot and after one month she wasn’t pleased. Naturally I was nervous. Mainly because unlike Ipsy, Boxycharm is $21. The difference? Boxycharm sent all full-sized items.

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Lets start off this post with my favorite: Brushes! You already know I am a Luxie addict. I have received its brushes in the past and have personally purchased many on my own. This #640 Pro Precision Tapered brush retails for $24. That in itself paid for the box! WINNING!

As you know Luxie beauty is cruelty free and vegan. Therefore its been one of my go to for brushes aside from Real Techniques. This specific brush I’ve used to apply highlight and blush (when I want a light wash of color).

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Speaking of highlight I got this beauty as well! I first heard of Artist Couture when Jackieaina on YouTube did a collab with them.

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This Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati is all that. . . and more! It’s a loose highlight. This is my first time experiencing a loose highlight since most I get are pressed. I like to pair it with my Colourpop highlight. Since that one has a mousse consistency I feel like it looks intensified paired with this highlight.

This highlight is cruelty free and vegan. YAY!! This retails for $26.99 on the website.

This shimmering powder packs a high glow with a light silver and champagne iridescence, suitable only for true glow getters! This all–natural loose powder is finely milled.  With versatility in use, it is suitable for light to dark skin tones. This product can be used on your face to highlight, or on your eyes, lips and body.  Artist Couture website

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Ok, Soo for me receiving a whole eyeshadow palette was exciting. We all know how pricey palettes can get and compared to Ipsy’s one shadow at a time getting this was thrilling! LOL!

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This palette 1 by RealHer left me at a loss for words. I don’t always gravitate to shimmers. Just isn’t me. BUT WOW! The pigmentation is amazing. As you can see it has very little almost NO fallout. I wish I would’ve done swatches to do it justice. The colors are gorgeous and right up my neutral alley. Retails for $28

This palette has a rich-pigmented hues and sexy combinations designed for all eye colors and skin tones. Delight in long-wearing, crease-resistant, fade-resistant, buildable colors in textures raging from velvety smooth mattes to metallic sheens. -Boxycharm website

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How late am I with getting a Ofra Cosmetics liquid lip??? In my defense liquid lipsticks scare me because of an allergic reaction I once got to one. But that’s the beauty of these subscription boxes, huh?

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I received this beautiful shade of pink. In the picture it looks like a vibrant pink but because of my tan skin tone it looks a bit deeper on me. It is everything it says and more. It isn’t dry, doesn’t flake, and it doesn’t leave a nasty white line on the inner part of the lips like some liquid lipsticks do. Even more reasons to be scared of them, haha!!

Like with most lip products whether they’re matte, liquid, or even a gloss I like to moisturize before applying a product on. Most times I use just some chapstick while I do my face and eyeshadow first. This product retails for $19.90.

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Last but not least I got 3 facial sheet masks by Biobelle. I haven’t used many sheet masks so . . . you know me, I GOT EXCITED! lol!

Biobelle’s sheet masks give your skin an instant boost, while deeply hydrating and evening your skin tone, revealing gorgeous, glowing skin! Biobelle’s Award-winning TENCEL ® fiber adheres perfectly and delivers antioxidants to your skin faster and deeper.- Boxycharm website

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I received 3: First up is “I woke up like this”- enhances skin natural glow. With wild rose and vitamin C. Next is “#beauty secret”- Moisturizes to help the skin appear smooth and firm. With pomegranate and hyaluronic acid. Lastly, “#primer”- Prep the skin for a flawless makeup application. With tea tree oil, rosehip extract, and vitamin C. Enhances radiance, minimizes pores, and evens skin tone. These retail for $14.97

As you can see almost every one of these products paid for the box alone. I am so satisfied with it and I will stick to it. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of options like with Ipsy where everyone gets something different. Kind of looks like everyone gets the same products just in different colors. But for being full size that’s fine with me!

I want to end this post with an apology. I know I haven’t been consistent with my posts but as some of you may remember my husband is deployed and it gets a bit hectic by myself. While that’s no excuse I would still like to apologize!

Thanks for sticking around this long! Does anyone else get Boxycharm and absolutely loves it? Is it enough to cancel Ipsy?? Thoughts??

 

Makeup

Colourpop Pressed Shadows & More

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Normally I like to post at least one Makeup Of The Day (MOTD) a week but we are once again in the middle of a move (story of my life, huh?). Instead I thought I’d do a post I’ve been dying to do! A while back I got a visa gift card and did not know what to get.

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Through Ipsy I’ve gotten pans of shadows and blush so I purchased a z palette to hold it all together. Ever since I’ve been wanting to purchase some single shadows but there’s so many options out there that I was over whelmed. As a stay at home with one income I’ve learned that not everything that’s raved about on Youtube is worth your buck. So I narrowed it down to three company’s I’d want to buy single shadows from: Mac, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Makeup Geek.

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The three bottom shadows are Makeup Geeks Peach smoothie, Cocoa bear, and Faux fur.

dsc_0316Mac didn’t have any and Anatasia Beverly Hills were $12 per pan! (I had a mini heart attack when I saw the price) The best reasonably priced were Makeup Geek. We’ve seen them everywhere and have heard great things. Unlike the ABH shadows these retailed for HALF THE PRICE! I know amazing right?! Of course I bought the most popular shadows: Peach smoothie, Cocoa bear, and Faux fur. I absolutely love them. They’re very pigmented and blend soooo smoothly. I recommend them.

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The stars of this post are the Colourpop Pressed shadows. Anything you’ve heard about these is true! Colourpop specializes in affordable dazzling colors and when it came to these shadows they delivered.  I purchased Running late (the first pan in the palette) which reminds me a lot of peach smoothie, Wake up call (a soft brown that is perfect as a transition shade), Mili I actually received free because Colourpop reached 1,000,000 likes on Facebook (the only shimmer I got), Wait for it (the first pan in the second row) is a pretty soft pink/coral that I love as a transition shade, Stay Golden is the hot pink of the bunch, and last but not least is Piece of Cake which is described as a beautiful Indigo on the Colourpop website.

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Some pros to these shadows are the color pay off. They are very pigmented and a little goes a long way. They are also very very easy to blend and buttery. Like the other Colourpop shadows they come in bright pretty shades. Cons? When you dip your brush you’ll notice it has a lot of fall out. One more . . . the blue is a bit sheer but with some layering it does good. Now this will be music to your ears these only retail for $5!!

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Compared to the Makeup geek the only difference is that they have very little fall out. But I have one more shadow to talk about that I actually got in an Ipsy bag. It is the Ofra cosmetics “You Glow Girl”. It is a colab Ofra Cosmetics did with “dupethat” and it is a pretty pink shimmer that can be used for the face or eyes. I personally use it as just an eyeshadow. My opinion here will be of this product used as an eyeshadow not a highlighter (although I have used it as a highlight). This also has a lot of fall out. But the color pay off is awesome and it is such a beauty to use in a halo eye.

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Makeup Geek: Cocoa Bear
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Colourpop: Stay Golden
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Ofra Cosmetics: You Glow Girl

Over all I am so happy with how my Z palette is looking and I can’t wait to add more shadows to it. Especially from ABH and Mac. *wishful thinking* If you’re thinking of buying single shadows I recommend all three of these companies. (Don’t quote me on the Ofra ones since I only own one.) The price points are awesome, they have a lot of colors to choose from, and the pigmentation is everything!

Do you own any of the Colourpop pressed shadows or Makeup geek?? Any shades I need? Any other companies I should try?!? 

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

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