If you are anything like me putting on false lashes can be a headache. While lashes add drama and make you look more pulled together, applying them never came easy to me. My dreams have become a reality because MAGNETIC lashes are now a thing and becoming more and more popular by the day.

Below you can see the progression from bare eyes to just mascara and then with accent magnetic lashes applied. Natural looking with the perfect amount of added volume!

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Think of magnetic lashes as “false lashes for dummies.” I have spent hours getting ready only to ruin my whole look by applying strip lashes. Glue gets in my eye, I end up howling in anger and having to completely start over. A total mess and fits of rage typically ensue. After getting lash extensions professionally applied every month for over a year, both my wallet and I were exhausted. I needed to explore new options.

I first heard a blogger talk about how much she loved her magnetic lashes, of course she did, they cost $70! That certainly wasn’t going to save me any money. After a friend told me how much she loved hers at a lower price point, I was convinced. Research was done and I found many brands offering less expensive options. If you are going to try something to see if it works for you there is no need to break the bank. I started with a couple of pairs from Amazon.com. They worked great and I have been a believer ever since.

The lashes come with two pieces with tiny magnets on them. One piece is placed on the top of the lash and the other is applied underneath the lash to create a sandwich effect with your natural lashes in the middle. The hardest part is matching up the pieces to align the magnets for the strongest hold. It certainly takes some practice but with fifteen minutes or less with these bad boys, it will become a piece of cake. The best part is that with no glue, if you do mess up you can just pop them off and try again! Your makeup will not get messed up no matter how many tries it takes. They are also re-usable, as long as you keep them clean and shaped you will get many wears!

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Once they are applied to your liking, they stay on all day! With added drama to your look and a FAST no mess application, they really are my dream lashes. Can you see the magnets if you look up close? Yes, but who cares!? They look natural enough that you can even wear them without eyeliner.

Since this style has been becoming more and more popular, several brands are launching their variations. Ardell, a HUGE name in the false lash world recently brought out multiple styles of magnetic lashes. I have tried the “accent” ones, which are applied to just the outer half of the lash line making them the most wearable for every day, and adore them! They also have several full lash options available. Affordable and awesome choices from the drugstore or your nearest Ulta!

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 Having small magnets near your eyes may seem scary, but I have noticed no issues thus far wearing them almost every day. I can not picture myself going back to conventional strip lashes anytime soon, I am a changed woman. What do you think about magnetic lashes? Let me know down below and stay lashy my friends!


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Magnetic Accent Lashes

Magnetic Full Lash Wispies

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Boxycharm


 

Boxycharm was not the best last month but I have a feeling it’s about to bounce back in a BIG way. This box is my absolute favorite to receive. Five FULL SIZE products for $21 dollars is pretty amazing. Let’s see how they did this time, shall we?

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HITS:

Pretty Vulgar “Make Them Blush” Powder Blush in “Hush Blush”

This blush is a hit on every level. It is a neutral rose shade that will flatter everybody, feels silky smooth and has just the right amount of pigment. Too much color impact can give you instant “clown face” which nobody wants! This blush lasts a decent amount of time, throughout a whole work day and then some. It blends like a dream on the skin to actually make you look like you’re blushing. My favorite part though might be the packaging. The ornate gold design adds a touch of old school glamour. I’m excited to keep using and displaying this item!

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Boxycharm X PUR Cosmetics Palette 

This eyeshadow palette is a Boxycharm exclusive! PUR Cosmetics collaborated with the subscription box to bring us twelve pans of shimmery and matte shades. The color story could create some fun unique looks. I am very much looking forward to trying out the bright pink and blue shades. The formula leaves little to be desired though. The shadows are extremely powdery and cause a lot of fall out underneath the eyes. The shimmery shades I’ve tried so far have been chunky and don’t apply well to the eye. I used brushes and my finger and still couldn’t get the desired pigmentation. The PUR palette we received a few months ago is one of my favorites, so what happened here? Did I just receive a dud? It could be user error or could be poorer quality, either way I’m disappointed. The first time I used this it applied so terribly I had wash my face and start over! I still want to use different shades and try to make it work. I’m just bummed because at first glance it is so pretty.

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The Vintage Company Smokey Eye Brush Set

I never complain about getting brushes in subscription services, let alone getting a set of THREE! This trio is everything you need to get a complete eye shadow look. One to pack color on the lid, one to blend the crease and one that is perfect for smudging out the lower lash line. They are soft synthetic brushes that work just how they should. The cute messages on the handles are also a hit!

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Butter London Double Decker Mascara 

Since I no longer have eyelash extensions I am finally able to try out new mascaras! Therefore I was very excited to get this product in my box. The tube and wand are HUGE and offer natural bristles. The formula is very wet, yet doesn’t create any clumps of product. My lashes look extremely defined and slightly longer after application. Two coats are necessary but it builds well on itself if you want to go a little crazy with the layers. Even after a full day I can pop this on to amp up my eye look and it still doesn’t get clumpy. I have thoroughly enjoyed this product thus far.

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South Mane 3 Eye Gel Packs 

Using under eye gel masks is always a fun thing to do. Have I ever noticed dramatic effects from any brand? Perhaps not but that hasn’t deterred me from trying them out! These gel packs say they will de-puff, brighten and hydrate the under eye skin. My allergies have been going crazy and while my eyes wont stop watering, the skin beneath them is dark, puffy and dry as can be. The perfect scenario to try these out! They felt cooling and relaxing to wear but I did have to lay down to prevent them from sliding down my face. My eyes looked refreshed after application, but nothing mind-blowing. It says for best results use three days in a row so maybe after that time period more dramatic results would ensue.

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Overall, I am pleased with this month. Certainly better than February’s box. I have been using all these items and will continue to do so. The total retail value? $115, holy smokes! What items did you get? Were you pleased with this box? Let me know down below!


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Butter London Double Decker Lashes Mascara

Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush Powder Blush

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Ipsy glambaG


It’s Ipsy time! Getting my glam bag brings me so much joy. I love the surprise, the opportunity to try new products and that it is a mini gift to myself each month! The March bag is black and white in which Ipsy provided two markers so you could color it yourself! Kind of a cool idea.

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Hits:

CONTOUR COSMETICS Lip Kit Pencil in Juju

My collection is seriously lacking in the lip liner department. Therefore this product came at a perfect time. The shade is a nude-y peach that is almost the same as my lips but better. I can wear this under any lipstick to achieve a more defined look. This item is very creamy making it lovely to apply but I have an inkling it will be used up rather quickly. I am wearing it today under a nude lipstick and it hasn’t budged at all. This will be an everyday staple!

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FAITH IN FACE I Want Perfect Makeup Sheet Masks

One can always use more face masks. I do them so often (a couple of times a week, at least) that getting them in subscription services is the best case scenario. I have not tried this brand before and cannot read the directions due to the fact that they are in Korean. K beauty is typically amazing though so I am excited. From the looks of it, this mask is marketed as a primer for makeup. Certainly an interesting idea to do a mask right before applying your base products. I will most likely use another primer in conjunction with this product but still looking forward to trying it out. Plus we get TWO, score & score!

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CITY COLOR COSMETICS Glow Duo

This product lays somewhere in middle for me, not exactly a hit but not a miss either. Mainly because this item perplexes me. It is a highlighter duo with one side being a cream and the other being a powder. The cream side is a beautiful champagne shade which adds a sheen to the face. The powder is a shimmery bronze shade. The two shades don’t make sense together. I would think the idea would be to layer them, the cream under the powder for the most intense highlight, but then shouldn’t they be near the same color? I wore the cream side and liked it for a subtle glimmer to the skin but it’s nothing to write home about. I used the powder side as an all over bronzer but it would work as an eyeshadow as well. It looks pretty on the skin, just not as they were aiming for. Probably won’t reach for this item much due to the effort it takes to make it work.

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Misses:

DOUCCE Freematic Eyeshadow in Ariana

I have gotten Doucce eyeshadows before and they work just fine! Pigmented, buttery soft and easy enough to blend out. The reason this product is a miss is my collection just doesn’t need another brown shadow. Especially a single one, palettes are just so much easier! I think this product would be better off finding a new home.

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TARTE COSMETICS Sex Kitten Eyeliner

Another dang black pencil eye liner. I do not need one nor do I want one. One more time for the cheap seats in the back: DOWN WITH BLACK EYE LINERS! Plus, this sample is teeny tiny. A total miss for me!

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Overall, this turned out to be a slightly anticlimactic un-bagging. Two products that I won’t even use? Lame! No big deal though I’m sure next month will be better! What products did you get in your bag? Successful bag or a total dud? I love comparing so let me down below!


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Boxycharm


 

It is that amazing time of the month, the time where my favorite subscription shows up in my mail box! Boxycharm costs $21 a month for which you receive five full size beauty related products. Let’s see what they gifted us with this time!

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Crown Pro Trio Brush Set 

These brushes are what I am most excited about in the box (doesn’t bode well for the other products). Beauty tools are always nice to receive. This trio from crown isn’t anything spectacular and looks VERY similar to a set I have from Wet N’ Wild. The brushes feel of high quality though, soft AND pink! I will absolutely find use for all of these and will love to have them displayed on my vanity.

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CoverFX Shimmer Veil in “Amethyst”

Getting a CoverFX product in our box is awesome! Getting THIS CoverFX product in our box isn’t as exciting. This is a liquid pigment that can be used in many different ways. The purple shade stacked with shimmer would work as an unconventional highlight or look pretty as a pop of color on the eyes. Working with this consistency is not my favorite but since this product is so pretty I will give it a fair shot. I like that they included an item in a different shade than the usual champagne. It is always good to mix things up every once in a while!

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Ofra Cosmetics Pop-Up Palette with Blush in “Winter Rose Glow”

A magnetic palette was a refreshing choice to include in this month’s box. I personally already have too many items just like this, but if you do not, this would be great to receive. Including an Ofra blush with the palette was a classy move on Boxycharm’s part. An added bonus! A warm brown shade with subtle shimmer  that is perfect for everyday (and everybody) especially when worn with something bright elsewhere on the face. Paired with the CoverFX shimmer veil, this blush would be lovely.

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PUR Lips Plumping Lip Exfoliator 

Exfoliating the lips should be a part of everybody’s normal routine. I have been incorporating this step in my morning prep and have loved the outcome. This lip exfoliator has scrubbies mixed with a moisturizing balm in a lip pencil form. It smells just like candy too, yum! It does a great job of smoothing out the lips and getting them ready for color application. Already owning a product that is fairly identical is the only reason I’m not wowed by this.

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Misses:

Vintage Cosmetics Smokey Eye Pencil

Another black eyeliner pencil is not what I need at the moment. I have received a ton in subscription services recently so I am set. It is by no means a bad item, just not that exciting. I will most likely pass this product on to a new home. How many black liners can one girl use?!

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This is the first month I have been disappointed in Boxycharm. I am sure you saw a theme. None of the products were terrible, they were just things I do not need in my collection right now. That is okay, not every month can be perfect! What items did you get this month? Were you on the fence about this box as well? Let me know down in the comment section.


 

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Ofra Cosmetics Pop-Up Palette

CoverFX Shimmer Veil Amethyst 

Ofra Blush

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Ipsy glambaG


 

My Ipsy Glam Bag just arrived for the month of February and I am excited to see if I ADORE everything I got. The hot pink mailer matches this month of LOVE perfectly.

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Show me the goods:

Hits:

MELLOW COSMETICS Mini Matte Liquid Cloud Lip Paint in Tehran

Another liquid lipstick? Constantly receiving this type of product is driving me a bit nuts. Why can’t we move on to any other lip formula? This item does stay put and live up to its name, it feels just like a cloud on the lips. As somebody who is over wearing liquid lipsticks, I did not mind this one as much. A brown toned nude that doesn’t budge or dry out my lips? That’s a hit in my book.

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BANG BEAUTY Blush in Smoked Peach

Blush is always a fun item to receive! If this isn’t the full size then it is an amazing sample, this will last forever. A compact (with a mirror) featuring a stunning peach shade with gold shimmer throughout. This applies evenly on the skin with just the right amount of pigment that can be built up. You can skip highlighter when wearing this because it gives the skin a luminous golden glow.

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ENGLISH LAUNDRY Signature for Her Eau de Parfum

Perfume samples are a rarity for Ipsy. Therefore I was very excited to receive this item! This healthy sized spray bottle is perfect for travel or throwing in your purse. I am no good at describing scents so I will just say I enjoyed it. Not overly sweet nor extremely floral. A neutral everyday perfume that I can see myself wearing often. It does not have the longest wear time though, which is the only bummer.

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MARSK Loose Eyeshadow in Foiled Again

Loose pigments can be hard to use but when they are this pretty I am willing to make it work. A silver shade with high impact that would stun on the lid for a smokey look. I am excited to wear this for a fun night on the town. Wear dry for a subtle look or apply wet to gain the most sheen. Since loose pigments are just that, straight pigment, a little goes a long way. This will last forever and take my eyeshadow game up a notch.

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LUXIE BEAUTY Blending and Shading Eye Brush 249

It is no secret that I love receiving brushes in my subscriptions, doesn’t everybody?! Luxie also happens to be one of my favorite brands. Dual ended brushes are not usually my jam because they are harder to store within my collection but I can make an exception for this one. This will be ideal for travel. It saves space and you can get a whole eye look with just one brush. I can’t find this exact item online so I will link both ends in separate brushes, they are that good. Pink, soft and cute as can be? Yes please!

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Overall, Ipsy did a good job. I saw some of the other possible products sampled this month and would have loved to have received those, but I am not complaining. For  ten dollars, I got some incredible stuff. What products did you get this month? I would love to know!


 

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LUXIE 205 Rose Gold Tapered Blending Eye Brush

LUXIE 213 Rose Gold Eye Shading Brush

English Laundry Signature For Her Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz

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