Yesterday I received my order from the September BoxyCharm Add-Ons sale and I thought today would be the perfect day to go through it. After having a look through what was available, I ended up picking up two items.
I’ve been using the Bum Bum cream since winter last year and it quickly became one of my favorite body creams and a go to of mine. This is fast absorbing and helps tighten the appearance of skin. It has Guarana extract, Cupuacu Butter, Acai Oil and Coconut Oil. This is also one of my favorite scents, the salted caramel and pistachio are just so good.
If you want incredible moisturization then this is the cream for you. This deeply hydrates and makes skin so smooth. This has a variety of oils and is whipped with the Sol de Janeiro CocoSugar Blend to give you up to 72 hours of hydration. The scent of this is also really nice, it’s the Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’39 fragrance which is coconut cream from young green coconuts, tropical orchid and toasted praline.
So I have a Bum Bum cream that is the biggest size and I keep that in my bathroom, then I have two of the “purse size”, one Bum Bum cream and one Coco Cabana cream, which are the 0.84 fl oz/25 ml that I keep on my bedside table. These two are also purse size and they’re replacements for my others because I was running low and now that it’s starting to get colder I know I’m going to be using lotions and body creams more.
That about wraps it up for this post, the October BoxyCharm Add-Ons Sale will open on October 12th for Premium and Luxe members and October 13th will be all access. If you bought anything from the September sale I’d love to know what you got.
Until next time, have fun shopping and you can never have too many lotions and body creams :).
Happy Friday! During National Lipstick Day a ton of different beauty brands were having great sales, so I had a little look around and found a few things I wanted from Huda Beauty. I ended up picking up two of their liquid matte mini sets, I also picked up a sample of the Legit Lashes mascara, and I’m going to be talking about them in two different posts.
This was my first time buying straight from the Huda Beauty website and I have to say I love their packaging. When I opened the box I was greeted with tissue paper with lips on it and the products themselves were in a bubble wrap envelope. The bubble wrap itself is in the shape of hearts which I’ve never seen before and I think it’s adorable.
So the set I’m going to talk about today is the Au Naturel Nudes. This has a plastic sleeve over it and Au Naturel Nudes is written in metallic rose gold.
In these sets you get four minis and this set in particular is between peachy and brown, warmer nudes if you will, in shade range. I have a few of the Huda Beauty matte liquid lipsticks and I really like formulation, they have great staying power, they’re nicely pigmented and they don’t feel heavy on the lips. The first shade we have is Girlfriend. This is a deeper shade, somewhere between peach and brown.
The next shade we have is Trendsetter. This is more of a true brown.
The second to last lipstick we have is Sugar Mama. This is peachy in color and it’s what I would call more of a true peach.
And the last liquid lipstick in this set is Bikini Babe. This is the lightest shade in the set and this is a really light nude. I have a two other liquid lips in shades similar to this and I really like it.
That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys have this set or any of these lipsticks I’d love to know what your favorite shade is/what shade you have.
Until next time, have a good weekend and you can never have too many liquid lipsticks :).
The other day I received my BoxyCharm Add-Ons order, so I thought that today would be a good day to go through it. There wasn’t too much that I wanted in the Add-Ons sale for July, but I did end up buying a set of brushes from a brand I’ve been wanting to try out.
What I picked up is the Moda Pro by Royal & Langnickel 5 piece Deluxe Eye Kit. This is a brand I’ve seen in BoxyCharm before I was subscribed and watched unboxings on YouTube, which I still do because I like to see which variation of the box people get. But I hadn’t tried them out myself. So when I saw them in the sale I decided to do just that.
These brushes are black with a textured handled. On the front of the brush it has the Royal & Langnickel logo which is R&L with a crown on top and under that it says Moda Pro, all of that is written in silver. On the back of each brush it says what type of brush it is, also written in silver and the brush heads are black and white. They feel good in the hand, they’re nice to grip and they feel nice and soft.
The first brush we have is the BMX-466 Shade brush. This isn’t as dense as some shade brushes, but I don’t mind that.
Next we have the BMX-430 Crease brush. This is fluffy and has a little point which is the general shape I like for a crease and blending brush.
Then we have the BMX-420 Detail brush. This is a small, dense brush with a slightly pointed tip and I don’t have anything quite like this.
The second to last brush we have is the BMX-402 Smudger. This is a small densely packed brush that is slightly rounded in shape.
And the last brush we have is the BMX-498 Liner brush. This has a chiseled edge and they recommend this for not only lining your upper and lower lash lines but for filling in your brows. All of which I’m going to try and see what I like it for the best.
The BoxyPopUp is coming up next week. Early access for Premium and Luxe subscribers opens on Monday August 10th and all access, for all subscribers opens Tuesday August 11th. Based on the sneak peeks I’ve seen it looks like there’s some great items in there.
That about wraps it up for this post, if you’ve tried Moda Pro brushes I’d love to know your opinion. If you haven’t tried Moda Pro brushes but you did shop the July Add-Ons sale I’d love to know what you got.
Until next time, have fun shopping and you can never have too many brushes :).
The other day I received my purchases from the June BoxyCharm Add-Ons sale and I thought that today would be a good day to go through them with you. By the time I was able to shop the sale the eyeshadow palette I originally wanted had sold out, but I was able to find a couple other items in the form of two lipsticks.
The first is the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Sanctuary. I have a couple of these in various brown and peachy/pink shades, but I had nothing like this one. This is a coffee brown with purple-ish undertones. I’m wearing this today and I really like it. The formula is great on these lipsticks, they feel really light on the lips, the staying power is fantastic and they don’t dry out your lips like some mattes can. The shade range of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks is pretty expansive and there’s a ton of interesting colors.
The second lipstick I picked up is the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick in Feelin’ Myself. These Melted Mattes have been some of my favorites for years and I have quite a few in various colors. This one in particular is a medium coral shade and it’s really pretty on the lips. The shape of these bottles is really unique, the formulation is fantastic, they’re long wearing and highly pigmented.
That about wraps it up for this post, the July BoxyCharm Add-On Sale begins July 13th for Premium and Luxe active and waitlisters and July 14th for everyone else. If you guys have any of the Everlasting or Melted Matte lipsticks, I’d love to know which shade/shades you have.
Until next time, have fun shopping and you can never have too many liquid lipsticks :).
This palette is a diamond shape with 16 shadows and a cute little mirror on the top.
Within these 16 shadows you get 4 gel pressed glitters and those are the ones that are shaped like diamonds. I really like the way this palette is laid out and the color story is quite nice.
I swatched this on my arm row by row like it shows in the palette. The first row is more like lighter to medium neutrals. The first shadow we have is the glitter and it’s Diamonds For Breakfast. This is a silvery glitter with a little bit of red and brown glitter mixed in. Next to that is It’s Designer, a really light matte nude, then there’s Fancy That, a matte taupey shade. And the last shade in the row is Filthy Rich, a shimmery lighter brown with gold shimmer. I can tell this is going to be one of my go to shadows.
The second row is all about pinks. The first shadow we have is Clutch Your Pearls. In the pan this looks like a nice white with maybe a little pink/purple, but when this hits the light it’s incredible. It has that duo chrome effect so when it is in the light you really see that pinky purple. It’s so pretty. Next to that is Princess Cut, this is a super pretty goldy/pink. It is on the lighter side but it does have some bigger glitter flecks in it that really pump up the shadow. Then there’s the glitter, Diamond Glitterati. This is a deeper pink and when I look at this it makes me think Barbie. The last shadow in this row is Highly Selective and that is a shimmery rose gold.
The third row is golds and browns and starts with the glitter, Fluent In Diamonds. This is a medium gold and if you were wanting a straight up gold glitter, this would be the one to pick. Next to that is It’s Cashmere, a matte cashmere brown, this would be a great transition shade. Then there’s Don’t Carat All, which is a shimmery gold that is somewhere between light and medium, it doesn’t have as yellow of an undertone as Fluent In Diamonds. And the last shadow in this row is Oh, That’s Rich! and that is a deep chocolate matte brown.
And the last row is the deeper shades, silvers, blues and black. The first shadow we have is Coal Under Pressure. This is what I would call somewhere between a medium and deep black, you can see a little bit of maybe blue when you swatch it and it has these big flecks of silver glitter. Next to that is Silver Spoon, which is deeper shimmery silver and it looks like it has some blue undertones as well. It’s unlike any other silver shadow I have. Then there’s Set The Jewel Tone, which is a shadow I’m super excited about. This is an absolutely gorgeous shimmery blue, it’s almost sapphire blue. And the last shadow in this row is the glitter, Diamond Life. This is going to be a great topper for a number of looks. It has a mix of white, blue, black and a darker silver glitter. It’s a very well thought out glitter in my opinion.
I’m honestly so impressed with this palette, if these shadows are as good on the eye as they were in the swatches, then I can see this becoming one of my most used palettes.
The next thing I picked up is a KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Muneca. I have a few of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks and they’re some of my favorites. The formulas are great and they have fantastic staying power. This one in particular is a peachy/salmony pink which is a shade I really like and it’s absolutely perfect for summer.
The last thing I want to talk about is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Brag Mascara. I had been really wanting to try this out before committing to buy the full size or even the mini, and I was able to get one of the deluxe samples. I was initially excited to try this because I had been hearing good things and with this you do get a good size wand, but honestly, at least for me, it’s just alright. It’s not the worst mascara I’ve ever used but it’s certainly not the best. It just didn’t give me as much volume or length as I was hoping for.
That about wraps it up for this post, overall I’m super happy with everything and I can’t wait to use the palette and the lipstick.
Until next time, have fun shopping and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes, or liquid lipsticks :).
Happy Friday! I had a little shop on ShoeDazzle recently and now that everything had been delivered, I thought it would be a fun thing to have a look through. That being said, let’s get into it.
So I ended up ordering two pairs, one of which is a pair of boots. I will say that both these and the boots worried me when I first saw the boxes because they look a bit like they’ve been karate chopped, but both pairs are in perfect condition. The first one I found when I was looking for something fun and summery and they’re the You Got This Heeled Sandal in White. This shoe when I bought it at least, was available in a couple different colors/finishes. I went with white because I don’t actually have a white heeled sandal in my shoe closet and they’ll go with so many different outfits. I did try these on and have a little walk around, they fit great and are pretty comfortable. These have a platform and the heel itself is a bit high, but it’s a chunky heel so they feel quite sturdy.
I really like that these have the silver zipper down the middle in addition to the silver buckles on the side.
The second pair I picked up is the Moto Loco Buckled Stiletto Boot in Black. This boot does come in blue and white as well and this is from the ShoeDazzle x Erika Jayne collaboration. These are over the knee boots and I love a good over the knee boot. These have some nice stitched detail on the front and have gold hardware on the outside in the form of a gold zipper and gold buckles. One thing that I really appreciate is the fact that these have a little bit of tread on the bottom, even though I’ve been wearing heels for many years it’s always nice to have an extra bit of stability when you’re walking. Like with the sandals, I put these on and had a little walk around and they appear to be pretty comfortable as well.
That about wraps it up for this post, let know which of these is your favorite and if you’ve made a ShoeDazzle purchase recently I’d love to know what you bought.
Until next time, have fun shopping and you have never have too many pairs of shoes :).
Today I thought it would be fun to share with you guys what I got for Christmas. I do want to say that I’m in no way trying to brag, I’m one of those people that enjoy reading and watching this type of post. This year I didn’t have a real list of things I wanted, so I was happily surprised by a few of these gifts.
The first thing we have is what was in my stocking. Besides my favorite candy, there was a Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar mist and body lotion. It’s my favorite scent from Bath and Body Works. Along with that there was a little flashlight, I love little practical things like this and you can never have too many flashlights. The last two things that were in my stocking were a mini Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder infused with peach and sweet fig milk and the Peach Kiss Lipstick in Sex On The Peach.
I used the setting powder yesterday and today and I really like it. Added bonus, it smells like peaches. The lipstick also smells like peaches and it’s a comfort matte, long wearing and also infused with peach and sweet fig milk. Too Faced lipsticks are always really pigmented and this one is no different. I believe there are 13 shades of the Peach Kiss Lipsticks and I’m definitely going to be purchasing a few more.
Continuing on with the beauty theme, the first thing I unwrapped was the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party set. I was honestly so, so shocked to see this because I had mentioned it in a text to my mom like right after it came out then didn’t say anything after. I was considering buying this for myself as a Christmas gift but it was sold out on Sephora and Too Faced when I looked but for whatever reason I didn’t check at my local Sephora and they had a couple left which I’m super happy about. I’m going to be doing a separate post on this, so I’m not going to get into it too much, but I will say that yesterday I wore a couple of the shadows and I’m really happy with them. It was a good makeup day.
The second beauty item I got was the Sephora Collection Frosted Kisses Lip Stories Lipstick Set. This is also going to get it’s own post, but I will say that I’ve swatched all of these, wore one on Christmas Day and I’m wearing one now. I’m really liking them and I recommend them.
Next up we have a fashion item and it’s this light powder pink shoulder bag from H&M. I have a few different handbags and clutches but nothing like this. Like I said this is a light powder pink suede with silver hardware and leathery handles. It has a snap closure, one medium sized pocket on the very front, the main compartment and another pocket inside the main. You can adjust the way you wear it, so if the handles are the same length then it’s a shoulder bag, but if you stretch it out you can wear it like a crossbody. I didn’t realize when I was taking the pictures that it was a little crooked but that’s because of the pull on the door and not that bag.
Moving on we have a couple of practical things. The first is a 2020 Erin Condren Planner. I got my first Erin Condren Planner last Christmas and it was an absolute game changer, so I knew I had to have one for the new year. This will be getting it’s own post, but I did go for a different pattern, different colors and I put my first and middle name on it.
The second practical gift I got was a calendar. I have a couple of calendars that I use for different things and sometimes they’re different sizes but this one is my main calendar. There are two or three themes I typically go for when it comes to calendars, this one is jet themed. And has some great pictures.
And the last thing we have is music related, and it’s the Doobie Brothers Live From The Beacon Theatre Blu-Ray and CD Set. I talked about this when it came out, I have it on my phone and they showed a little bit of it on PBS. I like to have a physical copy of music, hence the CD Set and if I can help it I buy all discs in Blu-Ray. So I’m excited to have a music night and watch the full concert.
That about wraps it up for this post, I did also receive some socks, because it’s not Christmas if you don’t get socks, and a mug but it’s currently in the dishwasher because I used it this morning.
Until next time, enjoy your gifts and I hope you all had an amazing Christmas :).
Today I’m going to be doing a haul. Over the past month/month and a half I’ve been doing a little shopping and picked up some fun bits and pieces that I’m excited about, so let’s get into it.
Starting with fashion, spring in the Pacific Northwest has been very cold and rainy it’s basically an extension of winter with a small handful of nice days thrown in so far. So when I do go shopping I’ve been buying for mainly summer and the first thing I bought is a black and white polka dot dress from H&M. If I can find a link for this and any other item I will put down below. I don’t normally wear a lot of dresses, I have one in my wardrobe that I really love to wear in the summer and I have a couple for dressier occasions, but that’s about it. But when I saw this one I really liked it so I went for it and I’m glad I did. The fit is fantastic and it’s one of those dresses that is super versatile. It can easily be worn as is, dressed up or dressed down.
Next I went to Forever 21 where I picked up two things and the first is a pair of shorts. Recently I’ve really been liking floral patterns and one of the things I like about these shorts is the pattern isn’t overwhelming.
And the other thing I picked up is a pair of white with black polka dot flip flops. I wear a lot of flip flops during the summer so I’m always buying new pairs.
Moving on to beauty, you guys know how the e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Red Carpet is one of my favorites, well, I went to put mine on last week and it broke. Having a lipstick break is always an inconvenience so I picked up another one.
The last beauty item I purchased is the Bath and Body Works Pineapple Colada Gentle Exfoliating Hand Soap with Monoi Oil. I cannot even tell you how good this smells, it’s the perfect summer smell. I hadn’t really looked into the Bath and Body Works hand soaps before but I definitely recommend them.
Second to last we have two practical things, both from Amazon. The first is an Anker phone charging cable. This is just the basic three foot cable, but Anker is a great brand for all cables/cords or anything else you might need.
And the second item is a wallet. I had my old wallet forever and kept saying that I was going to get a new one but never did. It finally quit and I couldn’t keep it closed. I found this one kind of by accident but it’s absolutely perfect. It’s turquoise with a gold bow and gold hardware and it has a ton of room on the inside.
And lastly we have the thing that I’m probably the most excited about in this whole haul. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but one of my hobbies is coin/currency collecting and I’m always on the lookout for new things to add to my collection. I was on Etsy looking for a birthday present for my dad and I came across this shop called Coin Corner and was immediately interested. I ended up finding a present for my dad, I got him a wheat penny from his birth year, and I found a steel penny from 1943 which I knew I had to have. I knew steel pennies existed but I had never seen or held one, so I did buy it and I’m so happy with it. I think it’s the coolest thing.
That about wraps it up for this post, I always like doing hauls so look out for more of them in the future.
Until next time, have fun shopping and I can’t wait for warmer weather :).
Today I’m going to be doing a mini haul. I’ve picked up a few things over the past couple of weeks and I thought today would be the perfect day to show you guys, so let’s get into it.
To start I’m going to talk about a couple of beauty bits. I was in Sephora last week just browsing, famous last words when in Sephora, and I saw that they had my favorite pore strips so I picked up a couple. They’re the Sephora Charcoal nose strips and in my opinion they are the best. I highly recommend them.
The next thing I picked up in Sephora was two of the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Masks. One in Champagne and the other in Natural. I had to order these online because my local Sephora was sold out and I’m not surprised in the least. These have quickly become one of my favorite things to put on my lips. They are incredibly hydrating and they make your lips really soft and smooth.
And the last thing I picked up from Sephora was my Beauty Insider birthday gift. My birthday is in two days, and this was a great first birthday gift to get. There were a couple to choose from and I chose this Bite Beauty set. I love Bite Beauty, I think their lipsticks are fantastic.
You get three products in this box and the first is the Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glace. This is a dusty mauve shade and I love it, it’s really pretty on.
The next thing is an Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai. This is a brown shade but it’s more of a mauvey brown. The other Amuse Bouche Lipstick I have is a brown and they do brown shades really well.
And the last thing in this box is a double Agave Lip Balm and Agave Lip Scrub. I have yet to try either of these, but I’m excited to and I’ll let you know what I think.
The last beauty related item is a Bath and Body Works fragrance and it’s Fresh Sparkling Snow. I actually picked this up at the end of December, kind of forgot about it and found it when I was organizing a bunch of different beauty products at the beginning of the year. The smell of this is iced pear, frozen melon and frosted musk. It’s a very fresh scent with just the slightest hint of sweetness. I’m not a fan of overly/sickly sweet smells and this is perfect.
And the last item in this haul is a pair of workout pants. Usually when I buy workout clothes I go with Nike or Under Armour, but my mom is always raving about Fabletics so I decided to check them out. The leggings I bought are the Salar Printed Powerhold leggings. The design is called blurred floral and they have black flowers with a black, white and bluish/purple background and I really like the way these fit. I definitely recommend Fabletics if you’re shopping for new workout clothes.
That about wraps it up for this post, I always like doing hauls so look out for more in the future.
Until next time, I hope you’re having a good January and what fun things have you guys bought this month? 🙂
Today I wanted to talk about a few products I’ve recently purchased and have been loving. The first is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder. For a long time I was using the e.l.f. HD Powder and loving it, still love it, and around the time I was almost out of it I was hearing good things about this powder so I decided to try it. I love Tarte anyway so I knew it would be good and it is. It leaves you with a nice natural looking, matte finish. I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a good finishing powder.
The next product is the Sephora Contour Eye Pencil, 12 hour wear in 01 Black Lace. This is waterproof and has a matte finish. When it comes to eyeliners I don’t have a whole lot of pencils, it’s mostly liquid liners, so in an effort to try and even that out I picked this up and I honestly really like it. It goes on smooth, it is long lasting and it comes in a lot of different colors and a couple different finishes. I’m for sure going to be going back and buying a couple more.
And lastly we have an Urban Decay Vice liquid lipstick in shade Amulet. The Urban Decay Vice lipsticks are some of my absolute favorites. There are a ton of different colors and I think six different finishes and I love them. I have the shade 1993 in the Comfort Matte finish, it’s a darker brown and I really like it, I’ll link the post below where I originally talked about it so you guys can see it. This lipstick on the other hand is more of a rosey brown and it’s highly pigmented. I really recommend the Vice lipsticks in any shade or finish.
That about wraps it up for this post, I always enjoy doing hauls so look for more of these posts in the future.
Until next time, if any of you guys have tried these let me know and you can never have too many beauty products :).