Luxury Scent Box Perfume Subscription Unboxing and Review+ COUPON CODE!

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Today I wanted to share my latest fragrances from Luxury Scent Box! Check out my Unboxing video below showing some of their latest fragrances as well as new case colors! Also under the video I have more information about the service as well as a COUPON CODE making your first box only $10! Enjoy!

 



Luxury Scent Box is a monthly Fragrance service that delivers a .30oz or 9ml bottle of perfume or cologne right to your door every month! These scents are 100% authentic designer fragrances and are available in Male and Female scents. Read until the end to find out how you can get your 1st months box for only $10!


Once you sign up, they ask you to fill out a scent profile so they can recommend fragrances that you might like. You don’t have to choose any of these and can freely search on your own what scent you want to try next. One of the features I really like is the Calendar. This allows you to pick the fragrance you are getting each month. This is great for a person like me who likes to change up my scent with each season/holiday. I like to wear more light clean scents in the spring, fruity in the summer, warm and vanilla in the fall, and musky and sultry in the winter. I love the Luxury Scent box allows me to try a new fragrance every month at a low price!


Luxury Scent Box is $15 + FREE SHIPPING! You can get $5 off your first month making it only $10 with code “CHANNINGCOUTURE5” HERE. They also have a Premium level where you get more expensive perfume as well as a new case each month. This one is only $18 or $13 with my code!



With your first box you get a colored case to hold your scent that is easy to travel with and each new fragrance pops easily into it. All you have to do is twist up and the scent is ready to use so you never have to worry about the fragrance accidentally spraying in your bag, pocket, suitcase, etc. Every quarter they also send you a new seasonally colored case to switch out.


Another great thing about this box is it is a month to month service so you can cancel at any time! This is perfect if you want to just try out 1 fragrance or even give the box as a gift! I LOVE getting people subscription boxes as gifts whether it is for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months!


I HIGHLY recommend giving this box a try. If you don’t want to get a fragrance every month just use my code and try one for $10! You can always sign up for another box when that fragrance runs out. Getting these fragrances is a STEAL and you will love trying out a new one every month I PROMISE! Don’t forget to use code “CHANNINGCOUTURE5” for $5 off your first month HERE.  Enjoy!


March Boxycharm Unboxing and Review!| Over $140 value!

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Today I am unboxing my March Boxycharm box for you. Boxycharm is $21 a month and promises 5 deluxe to full sized samples! Most boxes contain all full sized items! This month I got 4 full sized and 1 travel sized item. Subscribe HERE. Check out my unboxing video below as well as individual reviews and links to each product below that. Enjoy!



The first item I received was a full sized RealHer lip liner that retails for $12.50. The color is a beautiful creamy nude color. It would go with so many different nude colors in my collection. I love that it is creamy and doesn't drab on my lips and is super long lasting. You can even wear it by itself. It doesn't settle in any lines and is great at over lining lips. Check it out HERE and get 10% off with code "Boxycharm". 


To go along with the lip liner I also got a full sized RealHer matte liquid lipstick that retails for $15. The color is a little bit of a lighter nude than the lip liner. I personally am not a fan of this color or formula. The color is a bit too light for me and washes me out. Also, it dries super sticky on my lips and shows a lot of the lines. I am open to trying out other colors but I will be passing this along. Check it out HERE and get 10% off with code "Boxycharm". 


Next I received a travel size of the Photo Finish Primer from Smashbox that retails for $16. I learned that this was the first product that Smashbox made so that's really cool. This primer instantly blurs fine lines and wrinkles and helps to minimize pores and keep makeup looking great all day. This has a very silicone type feel. This feels really great on the skin and doesn't feel heavy or greasy. I enjoy this primer and will use the whole tube! Check it out HERE



I also received a full sized SS023 Deluxe Fan Brush from Crown brushes that retails for $18.99. This brush is super full and soft and can be used multiple ways. I like to use it for a soft contour, or to brush off powder after I have baked my face. I love the unique shape of it and how full it is. I would recommend adding this to your collection. Check it out HERE and get 30% off with code "BCSSO23". 


The final product I received was the Urban Rustic Palette from Naked Cosmetics which retails for $39.99. This is an eye shadow palette that has 3 beautiful metallic jewel tone shades. The colors are orange, maroon, and green. All are super metallic and pigmented. They go smoothly onto he lid and blend out like a dream. I think all colors can be worn everyday or used to create a colorful smokey eye. If you like super opaque jewel tones I HIGHLY recommend this palette. Check it out HERE and get 30% off with code "BOXY30". 


Overall I loved this box! I love the variety as well as the sizes! My favorite is the eye shadow. I loved that Boxycharm sent out a non neutral palette. I can't wait to create many looks with all my new products. Subscribe HERE. 

Spring Beautycon Unboxing+ Review!| Over $140 worth of products!

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Today I have the Spring Box from Beautycon to show you! This is a quarterly/seasonally box that ships out 4 times a year and is packed with the latest beauty products! Usually the box is curated by a popular Youtube/ Social Media Star but I don’t see anyone’s name on the box this month. This box is $35.99 a season. You can get 20% off by signing up HERE. I get my box at the beginning of the 3 month period so you still have time to sign up if you really like this box! Beautycon’s box is always full of over $100 worth of full sized and travel sized products! I really enjoy this subscription. Check out my Unboxing of the box below as well as direct links to products and swatches.



The first product I received was the Cargo Cosmetics Around the World Eye shadow Palette that retails for $34! I own another Cargo eye shadow Palette that I really enjoy so I was excited to see this one. This contains 12 neutral shadows with 6 being matte and 6 being shimmery. It also comes with a double sided eye shadow brush. The brush isn’t very high quality but that doesn’t bother me as I have other brushes. The shadows are a mix of some being highly pigmented and some being more chalky. I found that the lighter shades didn’t show up very well on me and seem a bit powdery. The deeper shades are highly pigmented and super smooth. Overall I think this is a decent palette for the price. If you are a fan of neutrals I say check it out HERE. See swatches below.



 

The next product I pulled out was The BrowGal Convertible Powder to Pomade Universal Eyebrow Palette which retails for $35. This palette has 3 shades inside ranging from dark to light. I use the lightest one on my brows. I like that they sent this because I feel like everyone's brow color is covered and you can mix and match the shades for a custom look. You can use this product dry as a powder or get it wet to turn it into a pomade. I haven’t tried it wet yet but will give it a try! The color payoff is there but it isn’t too intense. It leaves such a soft natural look and a little goes along way. Check out my brow photo below! This also came with a high quality dual ended spooly/angled brow brush that I use with it and it works amazingly! I HIGHLY recommend picking up this products HERE. See swatches below.



 

Next up is the NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Rose Petal which retails for $8. This is a cream formula that is a very pigmented coral pink color with slight shimmer in it. It can be applied right on the cheeks and it blends out and sets into a powder. The color is intense so a little goes along way. Because I have oily skin I personally am scared of cream products over my foundation. I can never seem to blend them out without disturbing my foundation or they stain my skin and don’t look right. Although this is a pretty formula I am going to pass this along to someone who has more skills than me and will use it more. Check it out HERE. See swatches below.



I also received a Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in the color Rush which retails for $14. This is a beautiful formula that is opaque in 1 coat and lasts all day through light eating and drinking! It doesn’t dry out the lips and is super comfortable. The packaging is a cute white polka dotted container and the applicator is precise enough to give a crisp line. Check it out HERE. See swatch below and in previous brow picture.


 

Next up was a pack of the Garnier Micellar makeup removing towelettes valued at $6. The only time I use makeup removing wipes is to either remove hand swatches, remove lipstick when I get home, or remove my makeup before the gym. I like these because they seem to do a great job at breaking down my makeup quickly and don’t seem to leave a residue behind. I also like that they are fragrance free! Check them out HERE.



I received a Luxie 516 Duo Fiber brush valued at $22 this month. I have quite a collection of Luxie brushes now thanks to my various subscription services. This brush is vegan and is supposed to be used to blend out powders. I used it to blend out the NYX check product and it worked OK. I wish it was a bit denser but it got the job done. Check it out HERE.


I also received the IBY Beauty Mineral Pressed Blush in the color Peach Sheen valued at $14. This is a beautiful coral peach color with a gorgeous gold/champagne shimmer throughout. I have noticed the latest trend in check products is highlighter/blush combos. I don’t normally wear blush but I do really like this color and formula! It has great color payoff but isn’t too intense so it is build able. It can also be used as an eye shadow! I also heard it is a close dupe of the NARS orgasm blush. Check it out HERE. See swatches below.


Next I got a sample of the Nuxe Multipurpose Dry oil valued at $7. This is a shimmery gold oil that can be applied to the skin, hair, and face. I won’t be applying this to my face but I will try it out on my body and hair. I am saving this for my Sister Getaway Vacation to Florida in July! Check it out HERE. See swatches below.


Another hair care item I received was the OGX Orchid Oil valued at $8. This is a lightweight spray that helps protect and nourish color treated hair. You can also use it if you don’t have color treated hair such as myself. This stuff smells delicious and the bottle is super pretty. I have so many leave in hair products that I will be passing this along to someone who has color treated hair. Check it out HERE.



Overall the value this month is AMAZING at $146+! This is probably one of my favorite Beautycon boxes that I have received. I love Beautycon because they send such a variety of items at different price points and always seem to kill it! Don’t forget to subscribe HERE.

March Battle of the Boxes| Ipsy Vs. Play by Sephora Unboxings + Review!

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Hey Guys! Check out my unboxing video below to see what I received in my March Ipsy and Play By Sephora boxes. Both are $10 a month and are always full of amazing things! Below the video I have links to the products as well as coupon codes. 



Ipsy theme: Tres Jolie Items: 5 Fullsized: 2


The first item I received was a full size of the Eyeko Fat Eye Stick in Satin which retails for about $7. This eye shadow stick is super pigmented and has a metallic pewter sheen. It is so richly pigmented and the formula is extra creamy and doesn’t tug on the eyelid. I like to wear this either super saturated all over my lid for an intense metallic look or smoked out for a soft sparkle. See swatch below. Check it out HERE.



The next item I received was a sample of the Tarteist Lip Paint in the color Delish from Tarte. This is a smooth mousse like liquid lipstick that is long lasting and transfer proof. The color is a beautiful deep mauve nude that would look great on all skin tones. The formula is super lightweight and not drying at all. I think I might pick up some more colors! See swatch below. Get 20% off all Tarte products HERE with code “IPSYMAR”.



Next I pulled out a Beau Gachis Tapered Blending Brush that retails for about $12.00. I LOVE this brush! It is the perfect size to get right in the crease and blend out shadows. It also isn’t too stiff or too flimsy which is what I love and it is super soft! It can also be used to place highlight in precise spots. Get 25% off HERE with code “beautifulipsters25”.


The next item I received was the Pur Cosmetics Disappearing Ink 4-in-1 Concealer in the color Light. This concealer has a unique “Diamond Complex” that is supposed to reflect light away from imperfections and can be used under the eyes and on blemishes. Unfortunately I do not like this. The color is way to yellow tinted for me and didn’t do anything for my under eyes. I thought maybe the yellow would help diminish the dark circles but it didn’t cover anything and felt heavy. I do not recommend this. Check it out HERE.


The final product I received was the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer. This is great for sensitive skin and is a more lightweight version of their Repair cream so it is perfect to wear during the day. I passed this along to my Mom as I already have a billion moisturizers I need to get through. She says she loves the formula and how hydrating but light it feels on the skin. Get 15” off HERE with code “IPSY0317”. 


Overall I enjoyed this month’s bag. The Tarte lip paint was a real winner for me as I will most likely be picking up the full sized one or another color. As always I love the variety and sample sizes in Ipsy and the pink and rose gold bag this month was super cute! Subscribe HERE for only $10!!!


Sephora: Glow Getters Items: 6


The fragrance I received this month was the Chloe Fleur De Parfum. I love this scent! It is super light, fresh, and clean and perfect for Spring! The top notes are rose petals followed by freesia, cherry blossoms, and soft woods. It lasts all day and doesn’t smell overpowering. Check it out HERE.


The next product I received was a sample of the Watts Up Highlighter from Benefit. This is a cream champagne colored highlighter that is perfect for the inner corner or to highlight the brow bone. I have used this many times before and am happy to have it back in my collection. My favorite way to wear it is blended out under the brow bone. It is super creamy and lasts all day long.  See swatch below. Check it out HERE.



I also received a sample of the Bobbi Brown  Long Wear Cream to Shadow Stick in the Color Golden Pink. This is a BEAUTIFULLY pigmented metallic nude shade. I barely have to press the stick onto my lid and the color just melts right off. I like to either saturate the lid with this for a bold metallic look or blend it into the middle of a bronze smokey eye look. I can’t wait to check out more colors! See swatch below. Check it out HERE.



The hair product I received this month was a travel size of the Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast Spray. This is basically a volumizer, texturizer, and dry shampoo all in one! This adds instant volume without weighing my hair down. I used this on hair that I recently straightened and got a ton of compliments at work the next day about how full and luscious my hair looked. Check it out HERE.


I received 2 face products this month with the first being the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in the color Nude Glow. This is supposed to be good for all skin types and has skin care ingredients to hydrate and nourish the skin as well as give it a slight luminous glow. As an oily skinned girl I am a bit scared of this product. I hate putting products like this in my face because I don’t like all over shine. I prefer a matte face because I feel like illuminating products don’t mix well with my greasy skin. I am not sure if I will try this or if I will pass along. I did swatch it on the back of my hand and it gave a beautiful lit from within glow that didn’t look too crazy. I would recommend for normal to dry skin. Check it out HERE.


The final product I received was the Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm. This again is supposed to be good for all skin types and is supposed to be good fro dryness, large pores, and uneven texture.  I have large pores and uneven texture so I am curious how it will be for that. This is an anti aging product and skin primer all in one. Again this product is supposed to add slight luminosity to the skin which scares me. Unfortunately I haven’t tried this yet as my sample came a bit dried out. Sephora is sending me a new one though. The little bit I did put on the back of my hand felt very smoothing and didn’t leave very much of a luminosity so I will try this once I receive my new one. Check it out HERE.


Overall this is probably my least favorite Play by Sephora. Mostly because I am an oily skinned girl and don’t really like to glow. I did enjoy getting the perfume, volume spray and shadow stick but I wish I could have chosen to get oil control products instead of illuminating ones, Oh well! Subscribe for only $10 HERE!

 

 

February BoxyCharm Unboxing + Reivew| Over $155 value!

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Today I am Unboxing and Reviewing my February Boxycharm box. Boxycharm is a $21 a month beauty subscription services that promises 5+ FULL SIZED HIGH VALUE items! One item this month is worth $79 alone! Check out my unboxing video below as well as in depth reviews of each product. Don’t forget to enter my latest GIVEAWAY HERE.



The first item I pulled out was RealHer Moisturizing Lipstick valued at $20. This is a light nudeish pink color that would be great for spring. I haven’t tried this all day on my lips just yet but the 2 times I put it on my lips to test the color I could see every line and crack! It didn’t seem very moisturizing either. The packaging is cool but also a bit bulky for my taste. I am hoping that a good scrub before applying this will help it look more smooth and even. Check it out HERE.


Next I received 2 Makeup Geek shadows valued at $6 each in the colors Cinderella and Crème Brule. Crème Brule is a beautiful brown/orange matte color that is perfect all over the lid as a base or blended into the crease. Cinderella is a beautiful light champagne pink shimmer that I like to pat onto the center of my lid. Both are great everyday colors and the formulas are long lasting. Check them out HERE.



Since the Makeup Geek shadows need somewhere to be stored Boxycharm sent us a custom small Z Pallete valued at $14! This palette has the black and white logo of Boxycharm and can hold approx 9 Makeup Geek sized shadows. I think it is awesome that Boxycharm included this. I own 1 Z palette but I like how this one is small and compact and perfect for travel. Check it out HERE.


The high value item this month was the Dr. Brandt Micodermabrasion scrub valued at $79. This has a nice lemon scent and the exfoliating beads are so small and smooth they leave my skin feeling soft and supple. Boxycharm is amazing when it comes to the value of their boxes and this is no exception. Dr. Brandt products are pricey but super high quality! Check it out HERE


The final item(s) I got were the OMNIA Royal eyekit valued at $29.98. This is a double pack of high quality makeup brushes. The gold shadow brush is made of natural bristles while the rose gold smudger brush is made of synthetic bristles. Both made my Makeup Geek shadows go on great and felt really nice on the lids. The brushes also have a nice weight to them and the metallic finish of the handles is gorgeous! Check it out HERE.


Overall Boxycharm didn’t disappoint with the products of value of this box at $155+! I am always super excited to get my box and look forward to playing with full sized products and tools every month. This is def my new favorite box! Subscribe HERE.

January Battle of the Boxes| Ipsy vs. Play by Sephora

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Today I am unboxing my January Play By Sephora and Ipsy boxes/bags. Both are $10 a month! Ipsy promises 4-5 deluxe sized samples with at least 1 being full sized and Sephora offers 6 mini-deluxe sized samples with 1 always being a fragrance. Check out my Unboxing video below as well as direct links and reviews of products mentioned along with coupon codes! Subscribe to Ipsy HERE and Sephora HERE.



Ipsy theme: Metropolis Items: 6 Full sized: 4


The first items I received from Ipsy were 2 sheet masks from the Brand Sally’s Box which retail for $1.50 each. One of the things I love about Ipsy is that they always send out multiples of some products such as sheet masks and count it as 1 product! When ever I get sheet masks or eye masks from Ipsy there are usually multiples and different types for me to try. The 2 I got this month were Blueberry and Aloe masks. The blueberry is supposed to help firm and hydrate while the aloe soothes and hydrates. I used the Aloe one last night and loved that it didn’t slip down my face while wearing it and my face felt balanced and smooth when I woke up. Check them out HERE.


The next product I got was a full sized nail polish from Pretty Woman in “I Can’t Deal”. This is a grey nude shade and retails for $7.99. This shade is a great take on the nude/pastel nails that usually happen in the spring months. I have never had grey nails before but can’t wait to see what this shade looks like on! Get 30% off HERE with code “IPSY30”.


The next item I got was the full sized Coloured Raine Cosmetics Matte Lip Paint in the color Mars. This retails for $17 and is a beautiful dusty rose shade. This is the perfect deep nude color that can be worn either day or night. The formula is matte but not drying or sticky and stays on all day! I wore it all day at work and through lunch and I didn’t even need a touch up! I am really tempted to pick up more shades because they have such a wide variety of colors! They have a metallic red shade that I can’t get out of my mind! Check them out HERE.


Next I received a sample of the ModelCo blush in Peach Bellini. This is a beautiful peach blush with slight shimmer that gives cheeks a luminous glow without having to apply highlighter and blush. If you like a subtle glow I recommend giving this a try. It would also make a beautiful eye shadow! The formula is creamy and pigmented and doesn’t have leave powder every where. Check it out HERE.


The final product I received was a sample of the Smashbox Cosmetics Cameral Ready BB Cream in the Color Light. I don’t really wear BB creams because I find that they leave my skin greasy and with little to no coverage. If I want light coverage I just go bare faced most of the time. This was a tad too orange for my skin and after a couple hours it looked patchy and left my skin feeling dirty. I wouldn't recommend this. Check it out HERE.


BONUS: I did receive a FULL SIZED Limecrime Metallic Liquid Lipstick in the color Blondie after redeeming some of my Ipsy points. I love that you can earn points from reviewing products and people using your sign up link. I have gotten a ton of full sized goodies and this latest one is awesome.

 

Overall I think the products in this bag were amazing. The Matte Lip Paint was a hidden gem from a brand that I have never heard from and I love it! Subscribe to Ipsy HERE.


This month’s Play by Sephora’s theme was Beauty, Set, Go! The drawstring bag was made of cloth and mesh to look like a gym bag which was super cute! We got 5 deluxe sized samples with 1 fragrance.



The first item I got was Amore Pacific Color Control Compact Foundation which is a cushion foundation that is supposed to provide build able coverage, hydrates skin and protects with SPF. The samples Sephora sent out included 2 foundation shades and 1 mini sponge. Unfortunately the shades they sent me were way to dark. I am not sure why they sent me those. I tried to use the lightest of the too but it was very orange and streaky. I didn’t like the cushion that it came with and it seemed to take too long to apply. I am not sure that this formula would have worked for my oily skin either. Check it out HERE.


The fragrance this month was Love Relentlessly by Tory Burch. The notes in this are pink pepper, orris, and patchuli. This smells nice and fresh and light. Perfect for the upcoming spring months! I also saw a picture of the bottle and it is stunning! I probably won’t go out and buy this as the scent wasn’t very unique but I would love the bottle for my vanity. Check it out HERE.


Next I got a sample of the Tarte Frixxxtion Stick. I have been wanting to try this for so long and was so excited to see it! First of all the packaging is so cute! This is a twist up glue stick like cleanser that is a dark black with tiny microdermabrasion scrubs. You put it all over your face and cleanse. Perfect for traveling since it isn’t a liquid. I love the stick form it comes in and it leaves my skin feeling so smooth and clean. I recommend checking this out HERE.


The next product I received was the Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. Apparently this formula and color are a cult favorite and I can see why! First off the size of this sample is amazing! The color is the perfect wash of “just ate a Popsicle and now it stained my lips”. The color this product gives is a deeper “my lips but better color” with high shine and feels super moisturizing and nourishing. I couldn’t stop putting it on my lips! It also fades really well throughout the day to a nice stain. I want to buy these in every color! Check it out HERE.


The next product I pulled out was the Treatment Masque from Ouai. This is a hair mask to help repair breakage, and make hair stronger. I used it last night and the formula is a little watery for me. Usually hair masks are thick and creamy but this one almost had the watery consistency similar to watered down leave in conditioner. I didn’t see it do amazing things for my hair. It didn’t have a strong scent either. Check it out HERE.


The final product I received was the Youth to the People Prevention Cream. This is a night time moisturizer that uses kale, spinach, and hylauranic acid to deliver antioxidants to the skin and lightly hydrate it. This feels nice and lightweight on my skin which is great and makes my skin glow when I wake up! Check it out HERE.


Overall I loved this month’s bag. The Clinique Lipstick and the Tarte Stick made the box worth it for $10! I love Play because I get to try out higher end products before I spend the money. Subscribe to Play by Sephora HERE.


January BoxyCharm Unboxing and Review! |+ Imperial Glamour Beauty Box Unboxing!

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Today I am showing you what I received in my January Boxycharm. Boxycharm is $21 a month and promises 5 FULL SIZED beauty/makeup products worth over at least $100! I always get my moneys worth from Boxycharm which makes me excited every month. Check out my Unboxing Video below as well as direct links to products below that. Subscribe to Boxycharm HERE.



The first product I received was Gorge Konjac Sponge worth $18. This is a natural sponge that you soak in water to soften then use to exfoliate the face. It can be used with or without a cleanser. It is made from 100% natural Konjac root and naturally balances the skin’s PH levels and is great for sensitive skin. I love the feeling of this on my skin and the fact that it has a string attached for easy storage in my shower. Check it out HERE.


The next product I got was the Adesse Ultra Suede Matte Top Coat worth $18. This is a top coat you paint on your nails to give them a smooth matte effect. I always like my nails to be as glossy and shiny as possible but I am excited that I received a matter top coat to play around with. I might do a matte accent nail or even try making all my nails matte! Check it out HERE.



Next up I received the So Susan Fan Brush worth $18.95. This fan brush is perfect for highlighting the face. The fan brush I previously owned was from Elf and super flimsy so I was excited to receive a brush I needed a new one of. I wish the bristles were a bit less flimsy though. Check it out HERE.


Next I got the Pur Mineral Glow Bronzer which retails for $25. This is a beautiful bronzer that I like to dust all over for a glow and even bring down my neck. It blend flawlessly into the face and I love the huge pan size! It has a slight shimmer in it but nothing crazy. I prefer bronzers with a slight shimmer/glow to them as this makes it look more natural and radiant. I HIGHLY recommend this. Check it out HERE.


The final product I received was the Vintage Highlighter Double worth $35. This is a dual highlighter with the colors Pink Quartz and Chocolate Diamond. The Chocolate Diamond shade is perfect to dust over the body over the Pur bronzer to add to your beachy glow. The Pink Quartz is a pretty everyday highlighter shade. I don’t use highlighter that often as I have oily skin but I am slowly building up the courage to use it. These pan sizes are huge as well. Such a great deal! Check it out HERE.


Overall I enjoyed my box. I got products such as the brush and highlighters that I wouldn’t normally use but am excited to try! I love the Bronzer and hope that it lasts me a long time. I HIGHLY recommend giving Boxycharm a try especially if you like getting full sized makeup/beauty products for only $21 a month! This month’s box had a value of over $115 which is crazy! Subscribe HERE.

Winter Beautycon Unboxing| Video+ Reviews!

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Today I am bringing you my unboxing and review of the Winter Beautycon box! Beautycon is a seasonal or quarterly box that retails for $35.99 and is curated by the latest YouTube/social media influencer! Whoever curates the box packs it full of their current favorite beauty, makeup, skincare and fashion goodies! Save some $$ by signing up HERE. I get my box at the beginning of the 3 month period so subscribe HERE so you don’t miss out on this and future AMAZING boxes!


This month’s box is curated by Dolce Candy.  Check out my unboxing video below as well as detailed reviews of the items in the box with direct links and coupon codes.


 

The first in the box was a Limited Edition ColourPop Lippie Stix in the color “Beautycon Pink” and retails for $5. ColourPop always seems to work with Beautycon so if you are a collector of their items I recommend signing up! This is a beautiful nude shade that could work on so many skin tones. I love the formula because the color is opaque with a bit of shine. The perfect “my lips but better” color for me. Check out ColourPop HERE.


We also got a full sized Rimmel London Lipstick which retails for $7. The colors they sent out can vary but the one I received was in 300 Listen Up. This is Rimmel’s new “The One” lipstick formula that is supposed to be pigmented, moisturizing and last all day! The color I got is a bright magenta berry so I will be rocking this in the Spring/Summer! I can’t wait to try out the formula! Check it out HERE.



The next item I received was Artist Couture Illuminati Highlighter that retails for $11. This is made by Angel Merino who actually curated the fall box, which is weird that this wasn’t in that one. It is a super bright highlighter that is in loose powder form so it can be used many different ways! It can be a highlighter, an eye shadow topper, an eye shadow if used wet, or mixed into lotion for a diffused body glow! I don’t highlight my face but I can’t wait to use this on the eyes or dusted over my chest and arms. Check it out HERE.


Next we got a sample of the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer that retails for $7. This is a matte bronzer that can be used to contour the cheeks or as an eye shadow and it smells like chocolate! I don’t contour my face so I am probably passing this along. I have tried this product in the past and it is super smooth and provides a great contour shade. Check it out HERE.


As for the skincare items we got a full sized bottle of the Skinvolve Beauty Karate Cream which retails for $40! This cream has caffeine and argon oil in it to hydrate, tone and tighten the skin. Perfect for the New Year! It feels very lightweight on the skin and has a slight rose scent but nothing too heavy which I appreciate. Check it out HERE.


Next we got a sample of the Garnier Micellar Water which retails for $3.50. This is supposed to remove makeup and oil from the face without needing to rinse after. I am not a huge fan of Micellar waters because I feel like it takes longer to get all my makeup off and it does leave a residue on my face even when it says it doesn’t. I will keep this by my sink for days I am not wearing makeup and need a quick “rinse” but I won’t be buying this anytime soon. Check it out HERE.


Next in the box was the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Feline Mascara which retails for $8. This mascara is L’Oreal’s newest formula and promises lifted and separated lashes for a nice “cat eye” effect. I love the packaging and can’t wait to try this out! The brush looks like it will capture every lash and separate them so I am crossing my fingers! Check it out HERE.


We also received the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Primer which retails for $5. This is a white mascara primer that promises to increase volume and length with any mascara it is used with. I actually already own this and don’t see a huge difference when using it. I feel like a mascara should do that job all on its own without adding an extra step. I think mascara primers are very un-needed. Check it out HERE.


Next I got a Luxie Beauty Highlighting brush that retails for $24. I have so many Luxie brushes and love them all! This one is perfect to go with the highlighter that was sent. I love that they included a tool that can be used with another product. This could also be used for a soft contour or blush! I love it! Check it out HERE.


Next we got a sample of the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate exfoliating treatment which retails for $24. This is a professional strength exfoliating treatment that you leave on the skin for 2 minutes then wash off. This makes my skin super soft and smooth for the rest of the week! Since it is a professional strength exfoliator it is to be used only 1-2 times a week. If you have super sensitive skin I would patch test it first. Check it out HERE.


The final item in the box is a BioBelle Botanic Fiber Mask which retails for $5. This is supposed to be super hydrating and diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. I love trying out new face masks so I will either use this or share it with my Mom who also loves face masks. Check it out HERE.


Overall I LOVED everything this month. I loved that it was makeup and skincare heavy and we had over 7 FULL SIZED items! It think Beautycon did a great job with the variety included and colors they sent out. I get my box at the beginning of the 3 month period so subscribe HERE so you don’t miss out on this and future AMAZING boxes!

December BoxyCharm Unboxing!| Worth over $100 of FULL SIZED PRODUCTS

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Check out my video below of my December Boxycharm unboxing! Under the video I have mini reviews of the products as well as individual links to the products and coupon codes.


Boxycharm is $21 a month and promises over $100 worth of Full sized Beauty Products! This is my third month getting it and it has quickly become my favorite box! The sizes and variety are fantastic and you earn points when reviewing the products! Subscriber HERE.


The first item I received was the Ofra Matallic Liquid Lipstick in the color Napa Valley which retails for $19.90. This is a beautiful deep violet purple color with a hint of metallic undertone. The formula is superhttps://www.ofracosmetics.com/ lightweight and has a mouse like consistency. It doesn’t transfer very much and is long lasting on the lips. Get 30% off HERE with code “Boxy30”.


The next product I received was the Beauty for Real Lip Revival Scrub which retails for $14.00. This contains raw sugar, cinnamon, orange and lemon. The packaging is luxurious looking and the smell is light. I prefer to use the Elf lip scrub that comes in a tube form that way I don’t have to use my fingers. I do plan on using this in the future though. Check it out HERE.


The next item I pulled out was Butter London Nail Polish in the color Ruby Murray. and it retails for $15.00. This is a beautiful wine color that is perfect for the fall/winter time. Butter London nail polishes have a long lasting formula that is super shiny. I can’t wait to put this on! Check it out HERE.



The next item I got was IBY Eyeliner in the color Olive Pearl which retails for $14.00. This is a beautiful olive green color with a hint of metallic. I tried using this on my top lashes to create a cat eye and I did not like it. The formula is dry so I had to tug on my delicate eye area to get a smooth line. Even when tugging the liner still had drag and didn’t come out opaque. I wish the formula was creamy because the color is stunning. Get 50% off HERE with code “BOXY1216.”


The final item I received was the Pure Cosmetics Buff Collection Palette which retails for $50.00! This is a gorgeous palette that is basically a knockoff of the Urban Decay Naked 3. The colors range from soft to deep rose gold hues. There are 3 matte shades and the rest range from shimmer to metallic shades. I don’t own the Naked 3 but judging by pictures this is very similar. The color payoff is amazing and while the shades are a bit powdery they blend out beautifully and last all day! I was super excited to get this and this makes the box super worth it! Get 25% off a purchase of $30 or more HERE with code “CHARMEDLIFE”.


Overall I loved this box! Boxycharm hasn’t let me down yet! I love that I got a variety of items and the full sized palette is so awesome! I HIGHLY recommend signing up for Boxycharm HERE


 

 

November BoxyCharm Unboxing| Over $130 value!

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Check out my November Boxycharm Unboxing Video below. I also have mini reviews under the videos as well as links to products.


BoxyCharm is $21 a month and promises 5 FULL SIZED products and is always worth over $100! I HIGHLY recommend it for any beauty lover who wants to try out new products, get full sized products, and get the most bang for your buck!


This month's theme was Groovy Town and I got 5 products. BoxyCharm sends everyone most of the same products with a couple variations depending on your profile.


The first product I received was the Vintage Illuminating Face Highlighter and this retails for $32.00. This comes in a beautiful white case that feels heavy and luxurious. This is a coral gold highlighter that could work as a highlighter or a blush topper. Since I have oily skin I never use highlighter. It always scares me and I don't ever want to look overly shiny and greasy.. Since I have gotten a couple highlighters in my latest subscription boxes I have slowly started to use them. I love this one because it has a slight sheen and is not in your face sparkle. It is very natural and gives a slight flushed coral look too. Check it out HERE. 


The next item I received was a Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette and this retails for $49.95.  This is a palette with 9 shadows and is similar in shape and pan size to the Kylie palettes. The colors in this palette range from creme to maroon. These shadows have good pigmentation but can be a little chalky. I wore this on my eyes for Thanksgiving and they lasted all day but needed a couple layers to blend out evenly. It's the perfect palette to travel with as you can make looks ranging from daytime to nighttime smokey! Check it out HERE



The next item was the Patchology FlashMasque Trip worth $20.00. I like that BoxyCharm sent out 3 different ones to try. One is hydrating, one is illuminating, and the other is exfoliating. These are paper sheet masks and the paper actually feels thick and sturdy and not flimsy. They form to the face well and don't slip off. I used the hydrating one and it left my skin feeling super silky and soft. I was glowing the next day! Check them out HERE. 


Next I got The Brow Gal Clear Brow Gel retailing for $20.00. I received this in a Beautycon box but have yet to try it. This is a waterproof clear brow gel that holds brows in place all day without being overly sticky or harsh looking. I can't wait to try this out once I am done with my Anastasia brow gel. Check it out HERE. 


The final product is a Studio Makeup Soft Blend Blush that retails for $17.00. This is a soft orange peach color that looks super natural. It doesn't give off a ton of pigment but is build able. I don't really like this color on me as it leaves me a bit ruddy looking but the formula is super soft. It is supposed to be long lasting and naturally brightens the face. I think it would look better on deeper skin tones. Check it out HERE. 


You just can't beat the value of a BoxyCharm box! For $21 you get 5 full sized products that are always super fun to try out! I saw sneak peeks of the December box and we are getting another eye shadow pallete and a full sized Ofra liquid lipstick! I HIGHLY recommend signing up HERE asap!


October Battle of the Boxes| Ipsy Vs. Play by Sephora

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Today I am reviewing my October Ipsy and Play by Sephora boxes. Both are $10 a month and are beauty subscription services. Ipsy promises 4-5 deluxe size samples with at least 1 being full sized. Sephora promises 6 samples with 1 always being a fragrance. Check out my video below as well as my in depth reviews with product links and discount codes. 



Ipsy Bag: Halloween Design Items: 5 Full-sized: 2 Theme: Black Magic


This month’s bag was designed by Valfre. They create really cute phone cases! Check them out HERE and get 25% off with code “IPSY25.”


The first item I pulled out was Sally’s Box Aqua Moist Gel Cream. This is a moisturizer that is supposed to really hydrate the skin using roses, chamomile and lavender. I like using this at night because it doesn’t have SPF. I also like using gel type moisturizers on my oily skin. This sinks in super quick and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and fresh. Not greasy and heavy. I like it! Check it out HERE.


The next item is a full sized Ciate London Fierce Flicks Eyeliner. This retails for $19. For a girl who wears cat eyes every day I was super excited to see this! And it is full sized which is an added bonus! This a great felt tipped eyeliner that glides on smoothly. It isn’t 100% opaque but it is buildable. It lasts all day without flaking or cracking. Get 30% off HERE with code “IPSTER.”


Next I pulled out a sample size of the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Coverage Foundation. The color I received was Y225 Marble. This foundation promises invisible coverage, light texture, and lasts all day without needing to set with a powder. I was super excited to receive this as I rarely get to try out higher end foundations. The sample is a decent size with enough products for about a week of wear depending on the amount you use. Unfortunately I really don’t like this. The coverage is too sheer for me. The redness and discoloration on my cheeks peeks through no matter how much product I use. It also doesn’t seem to agree with my oily skin as I get shiny quickly and the foundation breaks up on my face. I do set this with a powder with this still happening. The shade is a tiny bit light for me as well. I wouldn’t recommend this for oily girls but if you have normal skin with little imperfections I would recommend it. It does feel super light on the face and not cakey. Check it out HERE.


Next I received a full sized Kokie Cosmetics Nail polish in the color Heavenly. This retails for $6. This is a BEAUTIFUL lavender blue color and the packaging is super cute! This has a glossy finish, long wearing, and chip resistant. I have yet to try this color but I will be pulling it out soon! I love Ipsy because they always send full sized polishes in the cutest colors! Get 25% off HERE with code “IPSY25”.


The final item I got was a sample of the Trust Fund Beauty Gimme Good Face Face Primer. This Primer is supposed to blur lines and wrinkles. I don’t really have any of those yet so I can’t tell if it does this or not. It has a more slippery silicon texture that works ok with my oily skin. Since it is cooling down a bit it works better but if I am hot and sweaty I find these types make my makeup slide off quicker. I like other primers better but I am glad I was able to try this. Get 40% off HERE with code “IPSYGLAM”.


Overall I loved this month’s variety like always! Even though I was disappointed in the foundation I am glad Ipsy sent out a higher end foundation that I know a lot of people (including myself) want to try. I absolutely love the full sized liquid liner and will be using the gel cream up! Subscribe to Ipsy HERE: Only $10!!! (Also makes a great holiday gift)

 


Sephora Bag: Lipstick & Chill Theme: The Cool Cut Items: 6


Sephora is starting to do different variety boxes tailored more individually and I love it!

It is so much better when companies tailor the products they send out to the individual because then most people can actually use every item in the bag/box.


The first item I received was a sample of the Blinc Amplified Mascara. This came in INTENSE packaging. It was in a metal tube that was covered in yellow plastic. The actual mascara is in a nice silver tube. The brush is super full and fluffy, just the kind I like. This is marketed as a “tube” mascara. It is supposed to deposit tubes on the ends of your lashes to create length and drama. It also only needs water to remove at the end of the day. Overall I don’t think this mascara works for me. It gives me a nice natural effect but I am more into volume and length. It doesn’t flake throughout the day and come off easily at night though. If you like more Natural mascara give this one a go. Check it out HERE.


Next I received a sample of the Christophe Robin Regenerating Hair Mask. This contains rare prickly pair seed oil that is supposed to deeply nourish and hydrate the strands. I haven’t tried this yet but it looks like a nice thick creamy texture. The only thing I don’t like is the smell. Is smells like a diaper. Not a dirty one but it has the scent of baby powder mixed with something else, like a baby wipe. I am not a fan and hope my hair doesn’t smell like that after using. Check it out HERE.


Next I got a sample of the Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel. This is a peel that you rub on your face in circular motions and it rolls up the dead skin on your face so you can see what you are removing. This got rid of so much dead skin and my face felt super smooth after! It also didn’t dry it out! I really enjoy it! Check it out HERE.


The next item I received was a sample of the Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb. I actually tried this in one of my FREE Sephora Classes (check it out HERE). This is from a Korean Beauty company and promises instant hydration with a cooling gel feel. This smells so good and feels great on my oily skin! For oily skin I love using gel moisturizers because they don’t make me feel overly greasy or make my skin heavy. I really enjoy using this at night since it doesn’t have SPF. Check it out HERE.


Next I got a sample of the Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in the Color Driver’s Seat. This is supposed to last 8 hours and be comfortable on the lips. The color I got is a bricky red orange. I love it! I didn’t have this color in my collection and it is the perfect nude for fall/winter. Even thought the formula is matte it didn’t dry out my lips while wearing it. I put this on when I got to work and immediately ate a cream filled doughnut and nothing came off! I love it! I want to check out their other colors! The size that Sephora sent out is amazing as well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Check it out HERE.


Sephora always sends out a fragrance every month and this month I got YSL Mon Paris. This is a super sultry musky night time scent. It is a heavy musk but has so much sexiness to it. Perfect for fall/ winter date nights. I feel this would be too heavy for day time. I actually enjoy the smell and recommend you go sniff it in stores! Check it out HERE.


Overall the Sephora Bag/box was great. I loved the variety of items and I thought the sizes were decent. My favorite item is the Smashbox Liquid Lipstick!! Sign up for Play by Sephora for $10 a month HERE. ( It also makes a great gift for makeup lovers)

October BoxyCharm Unboxing and Review! | Worth over $140

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Today I am unboxing my first every Boxycharm box! This is a beauty subscription service that sends you 5 full sized products for $21 a month! I always watch these unboxings on Youtube and get jealous because it seems like the sizes are always full sized and the value is always high! Boxycharm seems to send out the same products to everyone with at least 1 product variation.



The first item I received was a full sized Ofra Beverly Hills Highlighter valued at $39.95. At first I wasn’t excited about this since I never use highlighter but it has turned into my favorite of the box! This product has 5 different colors in the pan ranging from gold, to champagne, to lavender. They are all super pigmented individually and super shiny when mixed together. I won’t be using this on my face to highlight but I think these would make great eye shadow toppers and inner corner highlighters. They are super beautiful and I highly recommend trying it out. Check it out HERE.


Next I received a full sized Temptu Shimmer Bronzer valued at $29.50. This can be used with their airbrush system or on its own using a stippling brush. You can stipple this on the places on your face where you naturally contour or you can do what I do and drop a few drops into your lotion and make a slightly tinted bronzer lotion. I also love the subtle shimmer inside. Check it out HERE.


Next I received the Luxie Beauty Eye Blender Brush Pack. I would have been happy with 1 since I like their brushes but we got 3! This pack retails for $36. I love having 3 different sized blender brushes to really help detail the eye and blend everything together! Luxie brushes are super nice and I love the pink color. Check them out HERE.



I also received a full sized Briogeo Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Crème valued at $24.00. This stuff smells so good! I put it on my damp hair before blow drying and it leaves my strands super soft, shiny, and smelling great! I love that it has build in heat protection as well so I don’t have to worry about forgetting to add it into my routine. Check it out HERE.


The final item is the IBY Beauty Three’s Company Eyeshadow Trio valued at $19.00. The pan sizes for these shadows is pretty big and the colors are super soft and pigmented. It comes with a matte cream, a matte brown and shimmery gold. Perfect for day or night looks on the go. I love this but also have similar things to it in my collection. I am still on the fence on whether I will keep it or pass it along. Check it out HERE.


Overall the value of my first Boxycharm is $140+! I love that every product is full sized and super high quality. I HIGHLY recommend trying out Boxycharm or giving it to someone as a gift! Sign up HERE.

 

 

Fall BeautyCon Unboxing and Review| MakeupShayla & Mac_Daddy!

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I recently received my fall Beautycon box and I wanted to show you all the fun goodies I got inside!



Beautycon is a seasonal/quarterly box that comes every 3 months and costs $29.99 plus shipping. Each box is curated by a Youtube/Social media guru. My past boxes have been curated by Bethany Mota, Kandee Johnson, and Graveyard girl. This season’s box is curated by 2 stars: Angel Merino (MAC_Daddy) and MakeupShayla. I follow Angel on Instagram but not MakeupShayla but I have heard of her. Check out my unboxing video below as well as detailed reviews with links to all the products inside.



The first item I pulled out was the Browgal Double Ended Highlighter Pencil in Gold/Nude. This is full sized and retails for $20. I love the size of this and the fact that it is double sided since it is like getting 2 products in 1! The gold side is a bit too deep of a gold for my skin tone to use under my brow bone so I will use it as an all over eyeshadow or just on my inner corner. The other side is a matte flesh toned stick that is still a bit dark for my skin tone. I am not sure if I will use this side. I wish this would have come in a lighter more champagne color for me. Check it out HERE.


Next we got a pair of MakeupShayla lashes from Flutter lashes. These are full size and retail for $11. We also got a sample of duo lash glue to go with them. The lashes are a stacked style meaning they are supposed to give the look of 2 pairs on top of each other. This creates a full almost 3D effect. These are definitely a statement maker which I will be wearing at my next special event. I know duo glue isn’t expensive so I wish they would have given us a full size. Check out the lashes HERE. Check out the glue HERE.



The next item was the Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer. This is a sample size. I received this product in a Birchbox a while back and I really like it. I am almost out of my other one so this came at the perfect time. This is basically a hybrid of a lip balm and gloss in one. It leaves a shiny moisturized finish packed with vitamins. It also smells delicious like roses. I will be throwing this in my desk at work to put on during the winter. I also like to top matte lipsticks with this for some added hydration and shine. Check it out HERE.


The next item is a fashion item. It is a Laser Kitten Sweetheart Lipstick Pin and retails for $12. Pins are super trendy at the moment and I love this one. It is a tiny tube of red lipstick that will go perfectly on my new jean jacket. You can also stick it on a lanyard, blazer, or tote bag! I love pins because they can add a cool new element to any look at a relatively inexpensive price. Check it out HERE.


The next item is a full sized Luxie Beauty Large Angled 504 Brush. This retails for $16 and has a pretty pink handle with super soft brushes. I own a couple Luxie brushes already and the quality and feel is amazing. I will be using this to brush on blush and maybe even highlighter on the rare occasion that I wear it. I wish they would have included another brush as well. Check it out HERE.


The next item was a Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in the color Bella Café. This is full sized and retails for $5. I actually just bought 3 of these Bella Eyes at the Dollar Tree and love how they feel! This color is a light taupey brown that unfortunately doesn’t have a lot of color payoff. This is a bummer because the 3 colors that I got at the Dollar Tree were super pigmented. Check it out HERE.


Next we got a sample the Mystic Tan Mocha Kyssed Bronze lotion. This is a self tanner that has instant color payoff and also build a deeper color over time. It isn’t supposed to have a strong self tanner scent and is good for all skin tones. I haven’t used this yet but I am excited too. I have never used a product from Mystic Tan but I have heard great things about their products. I am hoping this one doesn’t have a strong self tanner scent as this bothers me. I feel like there is enough product in the tube to get at least 2 full body uses out of it. Check it out HERE.


The next item is my favorite in the whole box. It is a sample of the OFRA Long lasting liquid lipstick in Mocha. This color is beautiful! It is a perfect nude for many skin tones and feels amazing on the lips. It goes on opaque, stays on all day and doesn’t dry out the lips. I am hooked! I highly recommend picking one of these up. Get 30% off HERE with code Beautycon.


Next we got a sample pack of Simple Facial Cleansing wipes. This pack contains 7 wipes. Simple is not an expensive brand so I wish they would have sent out a full size bag. In previous boxes they have sent out full sized makeup wipes so I think they could have done that this time. Check it out HERE.


We also got 5 lipstick sour gummies from Sugarfina. These were super yummy but again I wish we would have gotten a few more. But the lip shape was super cute!


The final item was a sheet of stickers with fun sayings and fashion items on them. This would be perfect to put in a planner.


Overall I think this box was OK. This on was more makeup focused versus the last couple boxes which had both makeup and skincare. Compared to other boxes I feel like this one was lacking in sizes, and quantities. I wish the samples were bigger and there were more products in them. I can’t wait to see who curates the next box! Usually holiday boxes are the best! Subscribe to Beautycon HERE.

What box should I try out next? XOX Chan

Scenteor monthly perfume subscription Review| Tips on making fragrance last all day long!

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Today I have a new monthly subscription to share with you from Scenteor. Scenteor is a Canadian based company that ships their boxes worldwide. I have converted the prices to US dollars the best I can. To get a more accurate price please check out their website here.



Scenteor has hundreds of brand name and designer perfumes that you can try before you buy! I love fragrances and perfumes but they are so expensive! I like that I get to choose my scent and try it out for a month before I either decide to purchase the full size or move on to the next.


Each month you get to choose a travel size spray of perfume. All the perfumes are brand name and there are no imitations. Once you choose your perfume Scenteor sends you the spray along with a travel compartment and sleeve. Check out my video above to see what I mean.


Each month you get a new spray that pops easily into the black cartridge to keep it from spraying at random times. The scent I chose my first month is Viva La Juicy from Juicy Couture. I have always wanted to try this perfume but never wanted to spend the money on it just in case I didn’t like it. This smells so warm and sweet. It’s the perfect fall/winter scent. Get your first month 25% off HERE with code "channingcouture". 


Scenteor also has a new VIP box which sends you 3 different designer fragrances in your choice of 9 different cases. Get 20% off your VIP box with code "channing20" HERE. 


If you fall in love with a scent you can get 15% off plus FREE SHIPPING here with code   This is so great because I feel like most places that sell fragrances rarely have sales and if they do they definitely don’t ship them worldwide for free!


I think Scenteor is a great gift for anyone! I can see teenagers and adults liking it. If you like to switch up your scent often I think this is the perfect way to do it without buying bottle after bottle of $60+ perfume!


Now for my scent boosting tips:

1. Moisturize! If I can get a body wash, body lotion and perfume in the same scent I do! Body washes are harder to find but usually perfumes or body sprays have a lotion that goes with them. I personally only buy lotions with perfumes I wear a lot! Otherwise my vanity would be littered with lotions and perfumes. If you change up your scent a lot like me I either go with an unscented lotion or a fresh scented one. That way it doesn’t compete or alter your perfume on top. Scents stick to moisturized skin better then dry skin and let’s be honest, skin looks and feels better with a bit of moisture.

 

2. I also like to spray my scent into my hair especially if I am wearing my hair down. I usually spray a little cloud in front of me and walk through in order to evenly disperse the scent in my hair. I also like to do this before an event where I might be hugging people that way they get a sniff when they go in for the hug. Scents seem to grasp onto hair better then clothing for whatever reason. I also find that you might not be able to smell your scent as the day goes on but I always smell it when it is in my hair and my hair is moving or blowing around.

3. I wear fragrance 2 ways. I usually mist a body spray all over my body since it isn’t as heavy or over whelming as a perfume. If I am wearing a heavy perfume I like to put it on my pulse points. Putting a scent on your pulse points allows the body to naturally disperse it into the air. Popular pulse points for fragrance are the wrists, backs of the knees, and behind the ears. Don't rub your wrists together though! This can crush the notes and alter the scent. Sometimes I add a little Vaseline to these areas beforehand to make the scent really stick.

4. And the #1 rule is don’t go overboard! Scent is such a personal thing and many people can be sensitive to it. I know that we all want to smell nice but there is a line between smelling good and smelling like you fell into your perfume bottle. Remember, less is more.


 

What is your favorite scent? Let me know down below! XOX Chan

 

 

Ole Henriksen Unboxing+ Review | Influenster VoxBox

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Today I have a VoxBox Unboxing from Influenster to share with you. To find out more information about Influenster check out my video below. I did receive these products for free in exchange for my honest review.



The products are from the new Ole Henriksen Power Bright line. This line promises brighter, more illuminated skin. I am always on the hunt for brightening products as I feel they can help diminish my post acne scars. We received 3 generous products to try out in this VoxBox. 


The first item was Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster Serum. This is a serum that is supposed to be good for Normal, Combination or Dry skin. It is supposed to help brighten the complexion, reduce lines and wrinkles and help with uneven skin tone. It smells like yummy oranges and goes on well. I like to rub this on at night after my toner and before my moisturizer. I gently rub it all over my face, neck and decollete and then pat it in so it absorbs better. It does have a slight tacky feel but that goes away once you apply moisturizer over it. Overall I like this and find that it has helped me look "glowy". Check it out HERE.


The next product was the Sheer Transformation moisturizer. This is supposed to be good for normal, combination, and dry skin and promises to help with dryness, uneven skin tone, and uneven texture. I use this product nightly after the serum. It has a lightweight creamy formula and goes on really well. I put it on my face, neck and decollete and my skin just drinks it in. Check it out HERE.


The final thing I was sent to test out was the Power Bright 3 Step System. This is good for all skin types and promises to reduce uneven skin tone, get rid of dullness, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The kit comes with a mask, a concentrate, a cleanser, and 2 facial sponges. The first step is the Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask. You apply it to your face for 10 minutes then while rinsing it off you want to massage it into the skin. The next step is the Truth 25% Vitamin C Concentrate. You apply this after the mask to dry skin and let it soak in for 2-3 minutes. You don't want to rinse it off after. The final step was the Pure Truth Melting Cleanser. This is to be applied straight over the concentrate and left on for 10-15 minutes. To remove this you dampen one of the complexion sponges and wipe off. You should follow with a moisturizer and expect a glowy complexion.

Check it out HERE


Overall I loved all the products! I felt like I was at a spa and people have actually been telling me how glowy I look lately! If I had to recommend 1 thing it would be the 3 step system. The results are amazing!

Check out Influenster HERE.

Kandee Johnson Beautycon BFF Unboxing and Review| Summer 2016

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Today I am unboxing the Summer 2016 Beautycon box curated by Kandee Johnson. Beautycon is a seasonal/quarterly box and it is $29.99. This box is jam packed with Kandee Johnson's favorite skincare and makeup products to keep your skin summer ready. She has oily skin like me so I was excited to get products geared toward my skin type. This box has a value of over $160!


The first item was the Redken Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray valued at $19.50.  This is a full sized bottle of texturizing spray to give your hair that sexy beachy look. I have such long thick hair that these kinds of products never seem to work in my hair. I am going to be putting this in my Giveaway stash. 



The next item is the Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil valued at $10. This is a full sized bottle of oil that you use to remove your eye and face makeup before you cleanse. I have really been getting into using products like this lately and I love that it also removes waterproof eye makeup. You use it on a dry face too which I found interesting. I like this because it isn't heavy and it is great at removing eye makeup quickly. I recommend. 


Next up was the Cover Fx Contour brush valued at $38. This is a dual ended brush made for contouring the cheeks and smaller areas like the nose. I do not contour so I won't be using this for that. It is a really nice soft brush that I feel would be great for concealer or foundation. It doesn't look like any contour brush that I have ever seen. I will be putting this in my Giveaway pile. 


Next was a baby sample of the VersaSpa Gradual Tan Face Moisturizer.  This is a tanning face moisturizer that you can use day or night. It is always good to use a moisturizer or tanner that is made for the face because it is more delicate and doesn't clog your pores as easily. I do fake tan my body so I am excited to try this out and hope it doens't break me out.


The next item I received was the Smashbox Eye Brow Tech Shaping Powder valued at $25. This is a full sized brow powder that uses a felt tip liner applicator. It is cool because you basically just line your eyes with this powder to get a soft look. The only thing I don't like about this is that it doesn't draw on the skin very well so I have to go in with a brow pencil to fill in the front part of my brows. Overall it is a really cool product to try. 


The next item is a Nyx Jumbo eye pencil in the color Cashemere and it is valued at $8. This is a full sized eye pencil that can be used as an eye shadow base or all over the eyes as a shadow. It is super creamy and pigmented and I love the soft shimmer look it gives. 


Another item from Nyx I received was the Ombre Lip duo in Peaches & Cream and it is valued at $12. This has a darker orange shade on one end that you use to line to lips and a lighter color on the other end that you use to fill in and create an ombre effect. I have pictures down below showing the different colors. Both colors are pretty drying. The darker shade is opaque and I put it on alone with a gloss overtop  and this helped make it wearable. The lighter shade was patchy, dry, and not flattering on me on it's own. The ombre lip I created was cool but not something I would wear alot.

The first shot below is the ombre, second is the dark color, third is the light color and the final is the dark shade with lip gloss over it. 


Next was the Benzac Clearing Hydrator Treatment valued at $10. This is a hydrating acne treatment that also controls oil. I use this after I cleanse and tone my face and then use a mosturizer after that has SPF in it. I feel like this does control my oil a bit but the smell is so strong! It actually makes me gag when I use it. I like what it does for my face and the scent goes away once it is dry but it is pretty potent. 


Next up was the Garnier Clearly Brighter Day Moistruizer valued at $12. This is a full sized bottle with SPF 15 that I use every morning before I put on makeup. It is lightweight which is perfect for my oily skin and as a nice clean scent. It helps to brighten and smooth out skin tone for a more even complexion. I am hoping this helps with post acne scarring that I always get. I am liking it so far and it doesn't seem to make my skin any more oily. 


We also received a deluxe sized sample of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof mascara. I love the original Better Than Sex so I can't wait to use this when I go swimming or to the beach and I am glad I get to try it. 


The final items were little samples of the LA Fresh Face Cleanser Towelettes and the LA Fresh Instant Cooling Body Towelettes


This box was such a great value for $29.99! I always look forward to my Beautycon box and can't wait to see who picks the products for the next one.

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What was your favorite item that I received? XOX Chan