August 2020 BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

I received my August BoxyCharm box yesterday and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Boxy Glamping, which is a great theme as for the late summer months.

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So the first product we have is my choice item for the month, the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Purifying Cleanser. This is a cleanser that removes your makeup, residue and any dead skin you may have while also getting rid of sebum and decongesting your pores. This says it will leave your skin feeling mattified and fresh but it won’t dry it out. This is a product I’ve heard a lot of good things about, so I’m excited to try it and I’ll let you guys know what I think.

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The next product we have is the Minetan Body Skin Hydra Glow Sleep Serum. This has a triple action hyaluronic acid formula that works in a time release fashion so you get layers of hydration as you sleep. This is supposed to instantly absorb when you put it on and will not only leave your skin super hydrated but super glowy when you wake up. I really like the idea of this, so I’m interested to try it out and see how I like it.

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Moving on we have the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Primer. This primer says it will enhance your eyeshadow and keep it locked in from day to night so you don’t have to worry, dries quickly and transparent. It’s also cruelty free. I love a good eye primer and I do have a couple of favorites, so I’m interested to see how this one compares.

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The second to last product we have is the Trestique Summer Glow + Go Set. This is a mini set of Trestique’s best selling shades of highlight stick, blush stick, eyeshadow crayon and brow pencil. The highlighter is in the shade Maldives Luminescent and it’s an absolutely gorgeous champagney shade with just the right amount of shimmer and a great glow when it hits the light. I was looking to buy another highlighter in a shade like this, so this is perfect. The blush is in the shade Moroccan Rose. It’s a nice rosey shade that leans towards the natural side and appears to be very buildable. I don’t usually like blush sticks, but I’ll try this one out and see how I feel. The eyeshadow crayon is in the shade Tahitian Shimmer and it’s a unique shadow. It does have a nice amount of shimmer and went on really creamy. It’s a mix of a brown/gold/bronze. It’s a very pretty shadow. And the brown pencil is in the shadow Americano. It’s a nice medium brown in a warmer tone. I like the triangle shape of the pencil and how you can get in there and be precise.

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And the last product we have is the Clarins Velvet Lip Perfector in 03 Velvet Red. This is a liquid lipstick with a moussey texture and a velvety finish. In tone this is a deeper red, but you can tell it has berry undertones. It has shea butter to condition and nourish your lips so they feel hydrated for hours after application. Based on the swatch I can tell this is super pigmented and it felt really light on my hand so I assume it will feel light on the lips. This also has one of those cushion applicators, and I don’t have a lot of lip products with that style of applicator so hopefully it applies as well as others.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your August BoxyCharm box let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get.

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get in my September box :).

-K

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Spring 2020 Walmart Beauty Box Review

Hi everyone,

Today I’m back with another unboxing, this time of the Spring 2020 Walmart Beauty Box. I always say that the Walmart Beauty Box is a little off with their timing and this box is no different. I got this on Friday so one day before the official start of summer. The theme for this month is Spring Beauty Sensations. The box itself is white with the Walmart logo in the center and that is made of lipstick swatches in various pinks and reds. Sometimes they will make the inside of the box a different color to more match the season, but this time it’s plain white inside.

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So the first thing we have is the Suave Curl Defining Cream For Naturally Curly and Coily Hair. This is part of the Suave Professionals for Natural Hair collection. It has natural shea butter and pure coconut oil along with no parabens, dyes and is color safe. This is supposed to add shine, moisture and help bring your curls back to life while enhancing your natural curl pattern.

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The second product we have is the Biore Rose Quartz + Charcoal Daily Purifying Cleanser. This says that the charcoal deep cleans and the rose quartz radiates self love. Biore as far as I know is a well liked drugstore skincare brand and based on the research I did, people seem to really like this cleanser and how it made their skin feel.

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Moving on we have one of two things from the brand Hello. This is a charcoal infused, tapered bristle toothbrush, with bristles made from bamboo, that is natural and bpa free. I know a lot of people like the charcoal toothpastes and such, but personally I’m not the biggest fan. I think this is a cool idea though.

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The second item from Hello is an antiplaque + whitening, fluoride free, natural peppermint with tea tree and coconut oil toothpaste. I’m 50/50 about natural toothpastes and I have a whitening toothpaste that I really like, but I’ll give this one a try and see what I think.

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The second to last product we have is Natural Vitality Calm in Raspberry-Lemon. This is a magnesium supplement that you stir into cold or warm water and drink. It’s supposed to help balance your calcium intake and promote healthy magnesium levels along with helping you feel more relaxed and less stressed. I take my vitamins and things like that but I’m not really into things like this on this level. My mom is though, so I’ll give this to her and see if she likes it.

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And the last product we have is the Salon Perfect Design Nail Set. This is a set of fake nails with a grey marble and gold stripe pattern and an almond shape. In this kit you get 24 nails, a nail file and professional nail glue. I haven’t worn glue on fake nails in many years and I don’t typically pick this shape, but these are pretty cute and something I could have fun with.

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Overall I feel like this is one of the worst Walmart Beauty Boxes I’ve received, it almost feels like they forgot they had to do a box. There’s nothing in here that feels super springy and I feel like there was a few cases where they definitely didn’t look at my profile preferences. Hopefully the summer box will be better. If any of you guys are subscribed to the Walmart Beauty Box, I’m interested to know what you thought of your spring box.

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what’s in the summer box :).

-K

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Summer 2019 Skincare Routine

Hi everyone,

Today, as summer is coming to a close, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my summer skincare routine. I have two routines, one from the beginning of the summer and one that I’m using right now. So with that being said, let’s get into it.

So the first thing I do is take my trusty Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lips and Lashes, put that on a cotton pad and swipe it over my lips and eyes. This has a really gentle formula and you don’t have to scrub to get the makeup off.

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Then I take the Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water. I’ve been using this for a little while and I like it a lot. It has Matcha Green Tea extract which is great for the skin and it’s soap free so you don’t have to rinse after using it. And I put it on a cotton pad and use on my whole face to remove the rest of the makeup.

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My next step is to take the Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence on a cotton pad and swipe all over my face. This removes dead skin cells so any serums and moisturizers you use can sink in and work to their fullest.

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Then it’s serum time. I have a couple that I really like, but this summer I’ve been using the Olehenriksen Truth Serum. This serum is super hydrating and brightening and it’s full of vitamin C along with aloe juice, green tea and orange extracts.

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I follow that with my moisturizer which is Sephora Collection All Day Hydrator-Hydrate and Glow. I’ve been using this for a few months and I like it a lot, I’ll even use this in the morning. It has vitamins C and E, hyaluronic acid and glycerin. All of those combined help to boost the moisture in your skin while protecting it from anything nasty in the environment and preventing dryness. It’s also free of parabens, sulfates SLS and SLES, phthalates and many others. It’s also $16.00 for the full size and $9.00 for the smaller version.

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My second to last step is eye cream and for that I’ve been using the Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream. This is really brightening, hydrating and I can tell a difference after using it. I look and feel refreshed.

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And my last step is lips. I have two products that I use for this, for the nights when I want more I use the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Vanilla. This makes my lips feel really moisturized and smooth, plus it smells really good. And my second lip product is my go to, the Vanilla Softlips. It’s always really hydrating and again, it smells good.

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For my second routine, there are a few newer products, but I can honestly say I’m loving them. My first step hasn’t changed, it’s still the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover. I had mentioned in my spring makeup routine that I was using the Lancôme Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover and I ended up recently finishing the one I had and I haven’t decided if I’m going to repurchase yet. But if you’re considering it, it’s quite good.

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The next step is an old favorite of mine, the Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel. I used this forever, ran out, then got a sample in a Sephora Play Box and it reminded me how much I like it so I decided to repurchase. You put this on your hands, rub until it’s foamy then put it on your face. It takes off all your makeup, doesn’t leave anything behind and makes your skin feel nice.

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Next up is the Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil. Prior to this I hadn’t really used face oils but this one was intriguing to me. It has noni extract, pomegranate oil, rosehip oil and sea buckthorn oil. All of which are high in antioxidants and the essential fatty acids so it really brightens and nourishes. My skin feels more naturally glowy along with being softer and very hydrated. This is good for sensitive, normal, dry, oily and combination skin so if you’re thinking about trying a face oil I would recommend this one.

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From there I go straight to my moisturizer, the Algenist Genius Sleeping Collagen. This is so good, I’ve been using this since I got it and my skin loves it. It has a really creamy, almost buttery feeling when you put in on. I’ve noticed that my skin looks and feels really smooth, soft and fresh. This is an expensive product, but in my opinion it’s so worth it, especially when it comes to skincare.

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Then I go to eye cream and I’ve still been using the Clinique Pep-Start but I’ve also brought my favorite Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb back into the mix. It’s my holy grail eye cream and these two together is just so good.

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And the last step is to use either the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Vanilla or my Vanilla Softlips.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if we use any of the same products let me know and if not I’d love to know what products you do use.

Until next time, have fun with your routines and you can never have too many skincare products :).

-K

Product Links:

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lips and Lashes: https://www.sephora.com/product/take-the-day-off-makeup-remover-for-lids-lashes-lips-P122735

Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water: https://www.sephora.com/product/triple-action-cleansing-water-P297132

Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel: https://www.sephora.com/product/sea-deep-dive-cleansing-gel-P405096

Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence: https://www.sephora.com/product/vinoperfect-concentrated-brightening-essence-P420224

Olehenriksen Truth Serum: https://www.sephora.com/product/truth-serum-P42343

Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil: https://www.sephora.com/product/noni-glow-face-oil-P418624

Sephora Collection All Day Hydrator-Hydrate and Glow: https://www.sephora.com/product/all-day-hydrator-hydrate-glow-P438617

Algenist Genius Sleeping Collagen: https://www.sephora.com/product/genius-sleeping-collagen-P439055

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream: https://www.sephora.com/product/pep-start-eye-cream-P403817

Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb: https://www.sephora.com/product/moisturizing-eye-bomb-P422905

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Vanilla: https://www.sephora.com/product/lip-sleeping-mask-P420652?skuId=2133528

Vanilla Softlips: https://www.amazon.com/Softlips-Protectant-Sunscreen-Vanilla-count/dp/B00RXITJXG

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March Sephora Play Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my March Play Box from Sephora and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Beauty in Bloom. Now that it’s officially Spring, these products, a bouquet of beauty is what they’re calling it, are here to help you with your spring looks. The bag this month is similar to the previous months, plastic with a snap closure, see through red on the front with various beauty and lifestyle objects and Play! By Sephora in the middle. The back of the bag is white with ‘Your once-a-month, squeal-inducing bag of amazingness is here #SephoraPlay’ written in red.

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The first product we have is the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo. This is supposed to leave your hair feeling soft, refreshed and give you volume. I absolutely love Amika, so when I saw this I was excited. I use their dry conditioner and hair mask and it does wonders for my hair. If you’ve never checked them out, I would definitely recommend doing so.

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The next product we have is the IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser Skin Transforming Hydrating Cleansing Serum. This is a one step cleanser that is supposed to not only remove all of your makeup, but hydrate your skin. I’ve never used any of the IT Cosmetics skincare, but I like them as a brand. I’m interested to try this and I’ll let you guys know what I think.

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Moving on, we have the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in Y245- Soft Sand. I’ve tried a couple of the Make Up For Ever foundations in the past and I like them. This one is a medium coverage, while being lightweight and buildable. And it’s supposed to leave you with a natural finish.

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Next up we have the Sephora Collection LashCraft Big Volume Mascara in Noir. This is a mascara that I’ve talked about before and am currently using. I like the brush that you get with this, it’s big and curved so you really get all of your lashes. And it’s has Jojoba Seed oil so it really doesn’t clump or flake.

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The second to last product is the Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna. I’m a big fan of Nars and I actually haven’t used any of their bronzers. The first thing I did when I opened this was swatch it and it’s honestly so pretty. It’s got the perfect amount of shimmer and the glow when the light hits it was amazing. It also seems to be really buildable and I’m looking forward to incorporating this into my makeup routine.

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And the last product we have, this month’s bonus, is the Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace fragrance. This smells so good, it’s woody and spicy but also a little vanillay and sweet. But not in an overpowering way, it’s very well balanced. It reminds me of sitting around the fire with friends roasting marshmallows. If you ever get the chance to smell it, I would definitely recommend doing so.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your March Play Boxes let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get.

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get next month :).

-K

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