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. 

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!