Boxycharm time! It has been a while since I’ve been consistent with posting these unboxings. I still get this subscription and am still obsessed with it. For $21 a month you get 4-6 FULL SIZE products. A great value and usually chock full of awesome products.

Hits:

ACE Beaute – Grandoise Palette

Another Boxycharm, another eyeshadow palette. With eight warm toned shadows that feature shimmer and matte finishes, this palette is all you need to create an eye look. These colors are perfect for the holidays (especially Thanksgiving). Everything about this product is stunning, from the color story to the packaging. I cannot wait to try this out and create some bold looks.

CoverFX – Glitter Drops in “Nova”

CoverFX is a fun, high-end brand to receive an item from. This bottle of pigmented, glittery gold liquid features a dropper applicator (which I find very fun for some reason). These drops can be used as a highlighter or under/mixed in with foundation. I personally do not love the look of large glitter on my face. I am thinking about mixing this in with a body lotion to get an all over glow. I’m excited to have this item I just have to figure out how I want to use it.

LUXIE – Luminous Eye Set

Bring on the eye brushes, The more the merrier! This set of four soft brushes are small enough for detail work and getting into the crease. The gold sparkle handles will look beautiful on anybody’s vanity. These will be used like crazy!

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My fake lashes of choice for a while now have been that of the magnetic variety. I find them so easy to use. My traditional strip lash collection is growing however and I need to start wearing them. These lashes are fluttery and long but not too thick so they will still look natural. These will be incorporated into a look very soon. Also, can we also talk about this packaging? SO CUTE!

Misses:

JonteBlu – Glittering Star Eyeliner

I don’t need another black eyeliner. Especially not a pencil one with glitter in it. Gel twist-up liners are easier to apply and last better on the waterline. I’ve tried a liner from this brand before and it was much too dry for my liking. It hurt to put on the eye but did end up looking okay. Not a terrible product, I’m sure somebody will scoop it up out of my giveaway bag and be happy!

Overall, I am pleased. Boxycharm just knows what they are doing. I will get use out of almost everything in this month’s box. The theme was “Gold Digger” and for once, I think they really nailed it in matching that. What products did you receive? What did you think of my box? Let me know & shop down below.


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I haven’t been able to wear a ton of makeup lately but that time is coming to an end and I’m ready to play!  Looking forward to testing out some new products.

Let’s see what Ipsy has to offer this month, shall we?

Hits:

TIMELESS BEAUTY BAR Glam & Glow + Up in the Clouds Sheet Mask Set

Sheet masks are a part of my daily routine. Obsessed does not even begin to cover it. Our skin can always use a bit of TLC. Sheet masks are the perfect way to get an extra dose of hydration during the colder months. I will happily add these to my mask collection (which is the favorite drawer in my vanity).

LOTTIE LONDON Blush in Zayn

A girl can never have too much blush. It instantly adds life to your face. I adore blush and use it everyday. This blush pan is full size and will fit snugly in a magnetic palette. Pan products as oppose to compact products let you customize a palette and save space in your collection. I am totally on board with that. This blush is a stunning dusty rose shade that mimics the color your cheeks make when you’ve been out in the cold. The perfect winter blush. This item is pigmented so you can make it as intense or subtle as needed depending on how much you apply. The silky smooth texture blends easily onto the cheeks and lasts throughout the day.

 

JELLY PONG PONG Cosmic Light in Pulsar

Another full size product, woo hoo! The eye pigment is stunning. A highly dimensional, shimmery blue color with green undertones will be gorgeous for holiday looks. I do not get a ton of use out of blue shadows, but this product makes me want to change that. It’s just that pretty! Pigments last FOREVER because they are just that, straight pigment, meaning you only need a small amount. This a very fun item to have received.

 

Misses:

M·A·C Strobe Cream in Pinklite

Receiving a product from M.A.C is not a bad thing, I’m just not blown away. Liquid highlights are tricky for me. Not quite knowing how to use them effectively, they tend to get forgotten in my collection. I will try this pink cream highlight underneath foundation for a glowy boost and hope that it doesn’t break apart my makeup throughout the day. The sample size is also pretty dang small. Not the best item, but I will still try it out.

 

 

SUGAR COSMETICS Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick in Trusty Rusty

Again, this is not a terrible product. The reason it is a “miss” for me is because of how small it is, it’s comically tiny. This lip color will maybe allow for two or three applications. The rusty-red color is gorgeous however and I’m excited to try it for that reason. Liquid lipsticks are not my favorite during winter due to how drying they can be, but for a short period of time they look fab. I will give this a shot and hopefully I love it, despite it’s size.

 


Overall, I am content with this month’s Ipsy glambag. Yes, a couple of products were small, but I think I’ve become jaded. These bags are supposed to let you TEST products after all. I shouldn’t be so harsh. The hits however were all awesome! What products did you receive? Let me know everything and shop down below.

 

 


Beauty subscriptions are rolling out, which is the best time of the month! This month’s theme is “Altar Ego.” Something that is somewhat spooky for October? How fitting! Here’s hoping this month knocks it out of the park.

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Hits:

IT COSMETICS – SUPERHERO ELASTIC STRETCH VOLUMIZING MASCARA

Who doesn’t always need another mascara? I have used this in the past and remember  enjoying it. This product both lengthens and volumizes the lashes. Two coats of this stuff and you are good to go!

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PUR COSMETICS – MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE PALETTE

Palettes come standard in Boxycharm these days and I do not hear anybody complaining. This double sided palette features four face shades on one side and eight eye shadows on the other. However, all could be worn beautifully on the eyes. While they are pretty, they are not my favorite formula. The eye shadows needed a lot of work to create a decent look and I had to build up the face shades a ton in order for them to appear. Not my favorite palette but not the worst. The selection of colors is fun, they just take a bit of patience.

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FARMACY BEAUTY – GREEN CLEAN

Skin care? I’ll take that! High end skin care at that! This cleansing balm should be applied to dry skin, rubbed on making up heavy parts (including the eyes) and then wiped away with a cotton round. This will hopefully melt off all residue and leave you squeaky clean. This stuff smells bomb and has skin loving benefits. I have been wanting to try more products from the Farmacy line, so I am enthused.

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DERMOVIA – LACE A PEEL BLACK BAMBOO CHARCOAL PEEL OFF MASK

 Another skin care item? We lucked out this month! This product comes with two parts. A charcoal paste mask that you apply to the skin and a thin lace material mask you put on over top. You secure the lace mask around your ears (so it really does stay in place) and then peel the lace off once the charcoal mask has dried. I can’t wait to try this!!! An exciting, nontraditional face mask that gives you enough for two applications.

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KAT VON D – EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK IN “LOVESICK”

Another long wear liquid lipstick. This one is FINALLY not a brown shade though, so i’m happy about that. Lovesick is a mauve color that really is transfer proof. Does this mean it dries out the lips and emphasizes lines? Yes, but nothing a little chapstick underneath won’t help. I really like the shade on me and how it wears for about four or five hours. After that time, it is best to take off and completely re-apply.

Overall, I am pretty stoked with this box. All awesome brands and items that I will use. The theme was very on point for the month of October. Every single product had a Halloween element to it between the packaging or the use of the item. What did you think of this month’s Boxycharm? Did you receive the same products? Let me know and shop down below!


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Kat Von D – Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Dermovia Lace A Peel Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask

Farmacy – Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy

It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

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Wondering about those beautiful tools you have been seeing all over Instagram lately? They are Jade rollers!

How do you use one? What do they even do? Is it all a hoax?

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I recently got one gifted and am OVERJOYED. The company is Honey & Be and it truly is stunning, I must say.

Jade rollers are supposed to massage the skin, increase circulation and help with the absorption of skincare products.

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Who has used one? Any tips and tricks? Do they really make a difference? I want to look cute on Instagram too, so how about we figure this out together!

If you want to try one out for yourself, there is a jade roller available for every price point. Score!

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Let me know all your thoughts down below. I would love to chat! Do you think they really work or are they just an influencer fad?


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Province Apothecary Dual Action Jade Roller

Daily Concepts Daily Jade Facial Roller

HERBIVORE Herbivore Jade Facial Roller

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Here we go again, Ipsy glam bag time! Things got away from me last month and I chose not to post my August unbagging. The products I received were not that amazing, so fingers crossed that things are better this time!

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HITS:

TRÈSTIQUE Mini Lip Glaze in Mumbai Magenta

This sheer berry shade goes on to the lips with a subtle sheen. Coming in cute compact packaging doesn’t hurt either. This lasted well on my lips throughout the day and was ultra comfortable.

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ELIZABETH MOTT Face Primer

Face primers are my bread and butter, I am constantly testing out new ones. This TINY (ugh) sample has a thick consistency that does a good job of smoothing out the skin and filling in pores. Since a little goes a long way and my foundation applied nicely over top, I am happy to have received this product, even though its microscopic.

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BOTANIC FARM Natural Energy Sheet Mask in Avocado

My two favorite things – sheet masks and avocados! Total score. I often get sheet masks in beauty subscriptions and LOVE it. Face masks are part of my daily routine so the more the merrier! Looking forward to trying these bad boys out, while eating some avocado toast.

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DOUCCE Freematic Bronzer in Sunbeam

This free-standing magnetic pan will fit nicely into my Z-palette. The light tan shade gives a realistic contour to my skin. The powder is well formulated so it applies smoothly and doesn’t emphasize any texture. I’ll take that any day!

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LUXIE BEAUTY Wonder Woman Detail Tapered Blender 140

You can never have too many brushes. Especially if they happen to be Luxie brushes, which is my favorite brand. The dense tapered shape is too large to be used for my eyes. Concealer? Highlighter? It could be used for several things, I am just still trying to figure out how this brush will work best for me. Happy to have it in my collection either way!

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Overall I am pleased with this month’s bag and don’t think any of the products are a “miss.” What items did you get? I would love to know down below!


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To get your own subscription:

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Avocado Natural Energy Sheet Mask – Set of 10

treStiQue Mini Lip Glaze Crayon.

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