October BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my October box from BoxyCharm, sooner than I thought, and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Candy Shop which is not only perfect because of Halloween, but because this box is full of treats.

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So the first item we have is the Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturiser with Acai Berry and Borago. This is a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates the face whilst balancing your skins oil levels and leaving your skin with a matte finish. I’ve only tried one other product from Grown Alchemist and I did like it, so I’m interested by this. 

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Next we have the Spongelle Cherry Tonka Musk Body Wash Infused Buffer. This buffer in particular is a limited edition creation between Spongelle and BoxyCharm. These buffers are really popular and they’re infused with body wash and when you run them under water they get soft so you can cleanse yourself. This has yuzu, edelweiss and vetiver root extracts and has a slight cherryness to it but it overall is a deeper and more musky scent. I did try one of these buffers last winter and I liked it. It was a very berry forward scent, so it’s nice to see something different. 

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Moving on we have the Ciate London New England Editor Palette. I can’t even tell you how happy I was to see this in my box, when the spoilers came out this is the thing I wanted the most. This is a pretty palette all around, the outer packaging is light pink with blue palm leaves. 

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When you open it you’re greeted with a huge mirror, which I greatly appreciate, and you see the 18 eyeshadow pans. 

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This has a great mix of metallics, glitters and mattes. I can tell by looking at this at it’s a very versatile palette because there are some really fun shades, but there’s also some more neutral shades that are perfect for fall. 

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I swatched this on my arm in the rows they’re in. The first shadow we have is a matte nude, next to that is a shimmery peach that I already have a look planned for. Then there’s a super pretty medium gold shimmer. Next to that is another peachy shade but it’s slightly darker than the first one. Then there’s a glittery blue that is an interesting tone, I would call it an aegean/denim, I’m interested to see what it looks like on the eye. And the last shadow in this row is a another shimmery blue but this is a navy blue. 

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The next row starts with a bright matte coral. Next to that is a shimmery deep emerald green, then there’s a shimmery light coppery/rose gold. Next to that is a glittery burgundy that has a gold shift to it. The second to last shadow is a chocolaty brown with just a bit of shimmer and the last shadow in the row is a matte light chocolate brown. 

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The last row starts with a deep shimmery gold that leans towards the copper side, it’s very pretty. Next to that is a very deep blue that is almost a purple/black. Then there’s a gorgeous green that I would say is medium in tone and has some yellow/gold glitters in it. Next to that is a light shimmery purple that has a light brown undertone. The second to last shadow is a matte dark brown, out of all of the shadows this one is the only one that didn’t swatch the best, it was a little patchy at first but I was able to build it up. I will be interested to see how it performs on the eye. And the last shadow in the row is shimmery purply/pink. Based on swatching alone I can tell you that these are really smooth shadows that look and feel like they’ll blend well and they’re all super pigmented. 

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The second to last item we have is the RealHer Ultimate Glow Getter Cheek Trio. This was my choice item for the month. Normally with my choice item I go for skincare, but I saw this and because I love a cheek palette, thought I would give it a try. I love the outer packaging, the marbling and rose gold lettering is super cute.

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This is a good size for a cheek palette, it fits nicely in the hand and would be great to throw in your handbag. It also has a good size mirror. 

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First in this palette is the blush and that’s in the shade Blessed. This is a very pretty peachy pink that has a little bit of shimmer in it. Sometimes shimmery blushes can be too shimmery, but I think this is well balanced. Then there’s the highlighter in the shade Goddess. This is basically everything I love in a highlighter. It’s a beautiful champagne in tone and it’s so pretty when it hits the light. And the last in the trio is a bronzer in the shade Incredible. In the swatch picture I did build up the bronzer, but it is a nice light-medium brown. I did find that it’s a little bit powdery but it blends nicely. Overall I think this is a great little palette and the pan size for a small palette is quite big.

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And the last item we have is the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Tinted Cupuacu Lip Butter in the shade Sol Mate. This is a lightly tinted lip butter with cupuacu butter, acai and coconut oils that makes your lips moisturized, kissable and smelling of doce de leite.

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I’ve never tried anything from Sol de Janeiro that wasn’t a body cream, so I was immediately interested when I saw this. This scent genuinely reminds me of an old fashioned doughnut, which is a delicious smell, and despite that fact that it looks quite dark in color it’s pretty sheer. And it does build up nicely. Plus the packaging on this is super cute.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same items in your October 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 November Box :). 

-K

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Blogmas Day Eight: Fab Fit Fun Starter Box Unboxing and Review

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Eight! Today I’m going to be doing something that I really enjoy and that’s an unboxing and review. This time it’s the Fab Fit Fun Starter Box. I’ve been interested by the Fab Fit Fun boxes for a while and during Black Friday the starter boxes were $5.00, so I picked one up.

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When I opened this box the first two things I saw were a magazine that tells you all about the boxes and Fab Fit Fun as a whole. And a card that gives you a breakdown of what’s in the box.

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There are four products in this box, and the first one we have is the Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream Camellia, Geranium Blossom. This is a facial moisturizer that is supposed to hydrate and help your skin to look soothed, smoothed and give you a good base for applying your makeup without giving you any shine or making you look oily. This has Camellia and Rosehip Oil, Aloe, Jojoba Oil, Cane Sugar and Geranium Blossom. Grown Alchemist is an Australian brand that I hadn’t heard of before, but I’m interested to see how this cream works out. I’ll let you guys know what I think.

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Next we have the Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer in Black Orchid. This is a flower shaped buffer. What you do is run this under water and it changes from this hard more exfoliating texture to a really soft body washer. This scent is on the stronger side, you can smell it immediately after opening the box, but it’s not overpowering. I’ve heard good things about these, so I’m excited to try it.

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The second to last product we have is the Moroccan Gold Series Leave-in Mask. You spray this in damp hair and comb through and it’s supposed to bring life back into your hair by reversing damage, dullness and dryness. Nourish and condition in addition to locking in moisture and helping to detangle. I quite like hair masks like this and this one smells really good.

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And the last product we have is the Yumi Kim Hanging Train Case. This case is light pink with a floral pattern, a gold Yumi Kim badge on the top, gold zippers and two handles on top. When you open it you see two large pockets, both with gold zippers and a black fold out pocket that has a hanger on top so you can hang this case anywhere.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I honestly am impressed by the entire box. If you guys have used any of these products or use them now, I’d love to know your thoughts.

Until next time, enjoy your products and you can never subscribe to too many subscription boxes :).

-K

Product Links:

Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream Camellia, Geranium Blossom: https://www.grownalchemist.com/us/hydra-repair-day-cream-camellia-geranium-blossom.html

Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer: https://spongelle.com/collections/limited-edition

Moroccan Gold Leave-in Mask: https://moroccangoldseries.com/leave-in-mask.html

Yumi Kim Hanging Train Case: https://yumikim.com/products/yumi-kim-hanging-train-case

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