Blogmas Day Five: Winter Skincare Routine

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Five! Today I’m going to be talking about my winter skincare routine. In the past year I’ve been on a journey with my skincare routine for all seasons, basically I tried too many new products back to back and my skin hated me for it. So I scaled it way back and now I’ve found a routine that my skin really likes and I’m super happy about it.

So the first thing I do is use the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips and take off my eye makeup and whatever is on my lips. This has a really gentle, but effective formula so you don’t have to scrub. I’ve been using this for a while and I really like it, plus it takes off every kiss proof, waterproof, long wearing product you might have on.

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Then I take the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel and take the rest of my makeup off. This does a fantastic job of taking off all of my makeup while getting rid of any excess oil and not drying out my skin. This has Marine Plants, which reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines, Allantoin, which softens and protects the skin. Vitamin B5 to moisturize and hydrate, Indian Gooseberry to help brighten the skin and Lavender for toning and soothing skin. 

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From there I use the MineTan Body Skin Hydra Glow Sleep Serum with triple action hyaluronic acid. I got this in a BoxyCharm box months ago and I’ve been using it every day since. This absorbs into the skin instantly and because it’s time release, as you sleep it continues to hydrate so you have glowing skin. 

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Moving on, the next thing I do is moisturize my entire face using the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer. This is a 30 percent hyaluronic acid complex cream that helps lock in hydration for up to 72 hours. This is good for normal, combination, oily and dry skin and if you have wrinkles/fine lines, dryness or uneven texture then this is the perfect cream for you. This is incredibly lightweight and it sinks in really quickly. I used to only use thicker creams during the winter, but this one is so moisturizing that I don’t feel the need to use a thicker cream. 

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The second to last thing I do is apply my eye cream and for that I use the Murad Hyrdo-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes. This is also a product I received in a BoxyCharm box and have been using every day since. This helps to seal in moisture and restore smoothness, while deeply quenching and nourishing the eye area. 

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And the last thing I do is apply a lip product and right now I’m using, and loving, the eos Sweet Mint Lip Balm. This does come in the ball and stick forms, but I like the sticks. This is free of gluten, parabens and phthalates and made from 100% natural ingredients. There are a variety of flavors, but I like the Sweet Mint the best, it’s nicely minty but it’s not over the top. These are incredibly moisturizing and all of them smell really good. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you use any of the same products in your winter skincare routine let me know and if not I’d love to know what your routine consists of. 

Until next time, you can never be too moisturized and I hope you’re enjoying Blogmas :).

-K

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November BoxyCharm Unboxing

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Yesterday I received my November box from BoxyCharm and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Boxy Harvest, which is perfect with Thanksgiving coming up and this Boxy Harvest is certainly bountiful.

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The first product we have is the Volition Beauty Snow Mushroom Water Serum. This is a serum made of snow mushrooms, which is a superfood, it’s supposed to be ultra hyrdating and leave your skin looking healthier and plumper while minimizing the look of pores. I have a serum that I’m using right now that I really love, but as we get closer to winter I’m all about making sure my skin is super hydrated, so I’m excited to try this out then. 

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Next up we have the thing I was the most excited for when I saw spoilers for this month, the Natasha Denona Peak Palette. This palette is exclusive for BoxyCharm and it came with a coupon, so if you use NDXBOXY on NatashaDenona.com you’ll get 25% off. This is a five pan, and it has the perfect colors for fall. 

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So the first shadow we have is Aya, and it’s a matte nude. Next to that is Jasper, and that is a matte dark orange but it is warm toned. The middle shadow is Thorn and that is a matte chocolate brown. Then there’s Amhara, which is what I would call a matte medium-dark orange but it’s not as warm as Jasper. And the last shadow is Shine, which is a metallic light copper. Aya, Thorn and Amhara are from the Safari palette, Jasper is from the Sunrise palette and Shine is from the Biba palette. This is my first Natasha Denona experience and I’m so excited to use this palette. 

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Moving on we have the Bodyography Eye Pencil Duo. These pencils are infused with coconut oil, so they glide on but you can still get a crisp line and they appear to smudge easily. 

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The colors that I got in mine are Black Walnut and Onyx

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Black Walnut is a very dark brown and you can see the black in it in the swatch. Onyx is dark, not the blackest black, but would still pull a look together.

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The second to last product we have is the Beauty Creations Cali Glow Highlight Palette. This palette has three highlighters, and a small mirror in the top. 

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The first shad is Malibu and it’s a nice champagne. In the middle is Santa Monica, a deep gold, then there’s Manhattan Beach, which is really deep and bronzey. You might notice that I didn’t swatch this palette and that’s because I currently have quite a few highlighters I’m using right now and I’m going to give this to someone as a Christmas gift, so I didn’t want to mess it up in any way.

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And the last product we have is the Jouer Cosmetics Lip Enhancer. This was my choice item for the month. This is a lip moisturizer that has Maxi-Lip, Vitamin E, Jojoba Seed Oil and Shea Butter to condtion and nourish your lips while protecting them from environmentally damaging elements. Like with my skin, sometimes my lips get dry during the winter, so I like to really make sure I’m keeping them hydrated and I think this is going to be perfect for that. I’m excited to use it. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your November BoxyCharm 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 in my December box :).

-K 

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August Favorites

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Happy Friday! Today, as it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my August favorites. I tried out quite a few things this month and I feel like I have a pretty good mix, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty I have a few favorites from my August BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it below. My first Boxy favorite is the MineTan Body Skin Hydra Glow Sleep Serum. This has a triple action hyaluronic acid formula with time release technology so it moisturizes while you sleep and is supposed to give you glowing skin when you wake up. I really like this, it sinks in super quickly, my skin feels really soft and moisturized and I can see that it’s more glowy. I will say that the first time I went to use this the pump was broken, but I managed to MacGyver it and it works great now. If you’re looking for a new nighttime serum I would recommend giving this a try.

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My next Boxy favorite is the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Primer. I was interested to see how this would compare to my favorite eye primers, Too Faced and Pretty Vulgar, and it’s just as good. This is quick drying, dries down clear, is cruelty free and not only locks in your eyeshadow all day but enhances the shadow.

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My second to last Boxy favorite is from the Trestique Summer Glow + Go Set and it’s the Maldives Luminescent highlighter. This highlighter is so good. It’s a gorgeous champagney shade, buildable and has a fantastic glow. I’ve been using this under my brows and in the inner corner of my eyes as well and it works so perfectly everywhere you put it. I don’t always like a cream highlighter, but this one is really creamy and blends out nicely. Definitely recommend this if you’re in the market for a new highlighter.

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My last Boxy favorite is the Clarins Lip Perfector in 03 Velvet Red. So this is a liquid lipstick with a moussey texture and a velvet finish. This is deep red in color but you can see it has some berry undertones. This feels really light on the lips, it’s long lasting and because of the shea butter it does leave your lips feeling hydrated. I wasn’t sure if I would really like the cushion applicator, but I do. It applies the product evenly and smoothly.

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And my last beauty favorite is two of the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks. I did a review of two of the liquid matte mini sets, Au Naturel Nudes and Blushed Nudes, so I have a favorite from each. The first is from Au Naturel Nudes and it’s Sugar Mama. This is a peachy nude and it’s definitely true peach in color.

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My favorite from the Blushed Nudes set is Muse. This is so pretty, it’s deep rose in color and it looks so pretty on.

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Moving on I have a racing favorite and it’s the Indy 500. This year the 500 was very different than years past, but it was still super fun to watch and action packed. The USAF Thunderbirds did the flyover, Roger Penske gave the “Start Your Engines” command, there were great battles for position and ultimately Takuma Sato took home the victory, so huge congrats to him.

And my last favorite is a music favorite. It’s my Summer Rewind playlist that Spotify put together for me. It has a good mix of my favorite songs, specifically those I’ve been loving during the summer months and I’m enjoying it.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your August favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great August :).

-K

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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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