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.

New Spring Wet n Wild Photofocus Collection+ Liquid Catsuit Lipstick Review!

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Wet N Wild has released a few new products for spring that others have been raving about so I wanted to give them a try! They released a few new things from their Photofocus line such as a foundation, powder and concealer as well as some Liquid Lipsticks. Check out my video below for mini reviews of the products. Under the video I give more in-depth reviews as well as pictures and swatches with direct links to the items. Enjoy!



I will talk about the face products first. My skin is oily and I have large pores on my cheeks. I get the most oil on my nose, cheeks and chin so I look for products that are long lasting, matte, medium-full coverage and just make my skin look smooth and perfect.


The new face products were tested under 7 light situations to help create a smooth flawless matte finish. The products contain light diffusing pigment to be “#selfieready” and aren’t supposed to give off a white cast.  Here are the 7 light conditions the products were tested under according to Wetnwild.com:

  •  Clear Blue Sunlit Sky

  • Outdoors PM

  • Indoors PM

  • Electronic Flash

  • Fluorescent Light

  • Bathroom Light

  • Nightclub Light


The first product I tried was the Photo Focus Foundation in the color Shell Ivory and this retails for about $5.99. It has a spatula applicator that helps me put product on the back of my hand. The texture is like a mixture of liquid and cream. It is on the more watery side. I tried applying this with a Beauty Blender and an Artis like brush. Both ways applied about the same. The product gives a light medium coverage and is semi build able. I can still see some discoloration peeking through but not much. This feels a bit heavy on the skin as the day goes on as well. I would also like to point out this smells exactly like wall paint. The smells is very strong and a little off putting. If you are sensitive to smell I wouldn’t recommend picking it up. After applying the foundation and before applying powder or concealer I took a picture with the flash on my camera. As you can see in the pictures below I had MAJOR flashback. This was super disappointing to me as they basically promise no flashback. I wouldn’t mind flash back or white cast since I rarely go anywhere and take flash pictures but the fact that they market it as no white cast made me super disappointed. As for the wear throughout the day I noticed on my cheeks as the day went on it got really ruddy looking and didn’t sit well on my face. Overall I personally wouldn’t recommend this product. I know people that have super oily skin and love it but not me. If you want an inexpensive drugstore foundation I would HIGHLY recommend the Elf Flawless finish foundation for $6.00. Check out the Wet N Wild HERE. 


Next I used the PhotoFocus Pressed Powder in the shade Warm Light which retails for $4.99. This is a powder that helps diffuse the light, mattify skin and keeps it shine free all day. I have used this product over the PhotoFocus foundation and my go to Elf foundations and love it! It doesn’t give off much pigmentation when you first run your powder brush over it but after a couple swirls it picks it up. I like to dust this all over my face to set my makeup and pat it into my nose and cheeks where I get oily the quickest. This makes my pores INVISIBLE and leaves my skin with a smooth matte/satin finish. I have also noticed since using this I don’t get oily as quickly. I HIGHLY recommend giving this a try. Plus for the price you can’t beat it! Check it out HERE.


The final face product I tried was the PhotoFocus Concealer in the shade Light Ivory which retails for $3.99. This is supposed to be a high coverage creamy concealer and I heard it is comparable to the NARS creamy concealer which I have never tried. I use this product on my blemishes and redness on my face as well as under my eyes. I wish they had a lighter shade for under my eyes to help brighten them. The lightest color is the perfect match for my skin and doesn’t look bad under my eyes but I would like a little brightness. Besides that this concealer is AMAZING! It is super creamy, high coverage and blends like a dream. It isn’t full coverage as a tiny bit of discoloration can show through but not much! It also doesn’t get cakey as the day goes on as I have found with other high coverage concealers. It is also super pigmented so a little goes a long way. It also works well under my eyes. It blends like a dream and provides the perfect coverage and doesn’t crease throughout the day! If you get 1 thing from this line I recommend the concealer. It is the best drugstore concealer or any concealer I have ever tried and the price is a STEAL.  Check it out HERE.


Now on to the lips. I picked up 3 of the Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks in the colors Give Me Mocha, Berry Recognize and Video Vixenwhich retail for $4.99. After filming I also picked up the colors Rebel Rose and Nice to Fuchsia. These promise a lightweight matte formula, that don’t dry out lips. The packaging is almost IDENTICAL to that of the Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks which is crazy. The want has a little divot in it that is perfect for getting that crisp line. The formula is very comfortable and long lasting through light eating and drinking. If you eat something that is oil based or super greasy it will take the color off but if you eat things that don’t brush against the lips this will last all day. The colors are super pigmented and comfortable! I did have a patchy problem with Video Vixen though. If you layer it over a lipliner it should help. I can’t wait for them to release more colors in the collection. I HIGHLY recommend you go pick them up. If I had to choose 1 color that I own as my favorite it would be Give Me Mocha. It is the perfect nude that could flatter so many skin tones. Check it out HERE.


Overall I think Wet N Wild are really stepping up their game. They have been releasing a ton of products lately at a low price point but are high quality! Did I mention they are vegan and cruelty free? I can’t wait to see everything that is coming out in the spring/summer months. Good thing their products don’t break the bank! Check out the full collection HERE.  

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


 

 

December Battle of the Boxes: Play by Sephora Vs. Ipsy

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It has been a crazy hectic month for me! I was out for 1 whole week from work with the flu/Laryngitis :( But I am back with my December Battle of the Boxes! Both are $10 a month and AMAZING! Check out my video below where I show the products and under the video I have a blurb about each product as well as direct links and coupon codes if they are available.



 

Ipsy: Bag: Hot pink Faux Fur Doubles as a Clutch

Theme: Carpe P.M

Items: 5 Full sized: 1



The first item is a sample of the REN Clear Skincare Glycol Lactic Radience Renewel Mask. This is an exfoliating mask that contains lactic acids and fruits. It also minimizes pores and hyperpigmentation. I have yet to use this but sounds like something right up my ally! According to reviews this is great so I am super excited! Get 20% off HERE with code "Ipsy20". 


Next I received the Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil Hydrating Treatment. This is a hair mask you leave on for 5 minutes and it helps repair breakage, and add strength. Exactly what I need for my long hair! This smells amazing and leaves my skin so soft and smooth. Get it HERE. 


The next item I pulled out was a sample of the Benefit POREfessional primer. This is supposed to fill in pores and is oil free. I have tried this many times and am not a fan because it breaks me out. So I am not even opening this and will be passing this on to someone else. Get it HERE.


Next I received a NYX Prismatic Shadow in Bedroom Eyes. This shadow is super pigmented, buttery and beautiful! It is a satin finish that goes on super smooth and lasts all day. It can go from day to night and is stunning! I want to try out other colors. Get it HERE.


The final item I received was the Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Color in Pin Up. This is a purple/pink color that comes off darker then it seems in the tube. It is the perfect dark nude color for the winter. The formula is long lasting and doesn't dry my lips out. I want to get more! I LOVE IT! Get 30% off HERE with code "IPSTER". 


Overall I loved the variety of this bag. I love the lip color and can't wait to continue to use the face mask. Get IPSY HERE.


 

Sephora: Theme: The Partygoers

Items: 6



The first item was the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red. This is a BEAUTIFUL rich red lip color. The stain is super pigmented, creamy, and long lasting. It is opaque in one coat and feels comfortable on the lips. Get it HERE


The fragrance is Elizabeth and James in Nirvana Rose. This is a very rose heavy scent but also has a citrusy undertone. It isn't too heavy so it can be worn day or night. Get it HERE


The next item I got was the Make Up Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer. This is supposed to help makeup last longer, mattify skin and fill in pores. I used it today and didn't notice my skin not being any less oily. It did make my makeup go on smoother and my pores looked a tiny but smaller. Nothing dramatic. Get it HERE. 


The next item I got was the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. I have always wanted to try a setting spray from Urban Decay. I recently bought the De-Slick spray but haven't used it yet. I can't wait to try this one because it is supposed to keep makeup from settling into fine lines and is good for all climates. Get it HERE


Next I pulled out a sample of the Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo. I have gotten this in a Birchbox and I enjoy it. It leaves my hair feeling soft and smelling light and fresh. It does leave a tiny white cast on my hair but I just brush through it a couple times and it get it HERE. 


The final item I recieved was a sample of the Lancome Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara. This is supposed to give lashes a full effect This is apparently a cult favorite mascara and is supposed to work really well. I haven't had time to try this out yet but I can't wait. Check it out HERE. 


Overall I loved the variety I got in my Sephora bag/box. It contained lots of new items I have been wanting to try and great formulas! I HIGHLY recommend this subscription. Get it HERE. 


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.

 

 

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

Perfectly Posh Review| How to Become a Seller+ GIVEAWAY!

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Hey Guys!

Today I have an exciting post to share with you. Recently Abby from Perfectly Posh reached out to me to try some products from the brand. I had never heard of it before so she also passed along some information about the company.



She was kind enough to send me a couple full sized products as well as a ton of samples! I was blown away by her generosity. She also gave me a beauty bundle to share with one of you so stay tuned to find out how you can win!


Perfectly Posh is a beauty company that uses the best natural ingredients in their products and nothing is over $25! The products are also free of fillers, sulfates, parabens, and parrafins.  You guys know I love bargains so when I heard this I had to let you know! Also everything is made in the USA.


There are a wide range of items from skin care to bath products. The 2 full sized products I wanted to try out were the Under Wonder Matte Pore Primer ($20) and Daily Grind Coffee Scrub ($17). As summer approaches and my oily skin gets even oilier I wanted to find something that would control it under my makeup while giving me a smooth canvas. Bonus points for being inexpensive! It also smells like yummy watermelon!


I also chose to try the Coffee Scrub because I have been seeing them EVERYWHERE and wanted to try one for myself. Other coffee scrubs seem to come in bags and are expensive but this one is $17 and comes in the cutest Starbuckequese container! To see my full reviews of these prodcuts and more check out my video.


Every time you buy 5 products you get the 6th item free! Also if you buy from my party (HERE) you get a free gift. If you are not sure if you will like a product feel free to reach out to Abby and she will send you some free samples!


If you are interested in joining Abby's team to earn extra money for yourself and your family JOIN HERE


To find out more information about the company and its products click HERE


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Now for the GIVEAWAY!

1 lucky reader will win a goodie bag full of Perfectly Posh products to try out! All you have to do be a subscriber to my Youtube, sign up for my Blog emails and Subscribe to Abby's Youtube (link is above). That's it!

Once you are done please leave a comment below this post telling me what type of product you would like to try out. Each comment equals 1 entry.

***Bonus Entries***

To earn Bonus Entries you can share the video, share this post, or comment and like on my Instagram photo featuring Perfecly Posh products! Who knows I might throw in a couple extra goodies to the bag :P

Good luck! XOX Chan

My Holy Grail Drugstore/Inexpensive Beauty Products! | 2016

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Check out my video below where I show you my Holy Grail favorite makeup/ beauty products! 

Check out links below to purchase:

The Wet Brush:  http://amzn.to/1N3RHcL 

Bath and Body Works Spray: http://goo.gl/WnQglf 

Self Tanner: http://amzn.to/25DnbSF 

Nyx Matte Spray: http://amzn.to/1ZUJij9 

Elf Lip Exfoliator: http://goo.gl/ZOJ3gc 

Elf Eyebrow Pencil: http://goo.gl/XLOm1e 

Elf Undereye Concealer: http://goo.gl/VWk0qZ

Elf Lip Lock Pencil: http://goo.gl/BLNZYQ

Elf Liquid Eyeliner: http://goo.gl/0LFY9Y

Loreal Blow Dry Spray: http://amzn.to/1V1vyUe

Wet n Wild Foundation: http://goo.gl/hbsk5W

Overnight Lip Balm: http://goo.gl/ZKzcQj

Nyx Butter Lipstick: http://goo.gl/O4beVg

Rimmel Bronzer: http://goo.gl/n53u5G

Let me know if you guys have/will try out some of the items above! 

What is your #1 Holy Grail beauty item??? XOX Chan

 

 

Milani 2-in-1 Foundation+Concealer Review!

Hi Guys! Spring is coming so that means makeup companies are launching new products. Most of the time I see that the spring brings luminous/dewy products and bright colored eye shadows, blushes, and lipsticks. I love my bright lips but I prefer a matte face. Partly because I have oily skin and the other part because I just like the flawless matte skin look.


I saw this foundation in my CVS and was instantly intrigued. It boasted that it was a 2-in-1 meaning it has enough coverage where you wouldn't need a concealer. It also claims to be medium to full coverage, oil-free, long lasting, sweat proof, and water resistant. Sign me up! I chose my shade which is 01 Creamy Vanilla and went to work.


This retails for around $9.99 at 1 fl. oz.,which is normal for most foundations. The packaging is high end looking with gold and black. It also has a pump which is a must have for me when it comes to foundations. I use about a pump and a half for my entire face. The foundation's consistency is pretty thick. A little definitely goes a long way. It has a yellow base which was a bit too yellow on me. My skin leans more on the warm neutral side so it worked but if you have a pink undertone this wouldn't be for you. I used an angled top kabuki brush to apply it few times and a softer blending brush others. Both gave me the same coverage.


Check out my video below for a more in depth review.

Overall this foundation didn't wow me. I would say it is medium coverage. If you put too much on to try and get it to be full coverage it gets very cakey especially around the eyebrow/eye area. It also isn't long lasting, at least on me. I do have oily skin but since it is winter I only get slightly oily throughout the day. I also work a desk job so I don't move around a lot. By the end of my 8 hours the foundation has caked up and gone "goopy" around my nose, eyes, and brows. It transfers like crazy and if I wear sunglasses they leave a line where they "pushed" the foundation out of the way.


I do set my face with a powder and spray but this still happens. I also blow my nose a few times throughout the day and it transfers onto the tissue instantly. I know it doesn't say that it is oil controlling or for oily skin but I would assume if it is water resistant and sweat proof it would at least have some staying power on oily skin. It gave decent coverage but I still had to go in with concealer on red spots. Check out my pictures above to see it in action. It does look great in photos once it is on but as the day goes on it get shinier and shinier.


Sadly I will be returning this. That is a perk at purchasing from CVS. Let me know if you have tried this and what your thoughts on it were.

XOX Chan

Target Beauty Box Unboxing and Review!

Hey guys! Target released another Beauty Box and I was lucky enough to snag one before they were sold out!

Target releases beauty boxes at random but usually there is a new one every month. Sometimes they release multiple different kinds, sometimes a men's one, and sometimes just one. The prices for the boxes also usually range between $5 and $15. This current box was $7 and has over $30 worth of products that can be found at Target.


 

The only other budget friendly store that I know of that has Beauty Boxes is Walmart. Walmart's is different because it is a subscription service and comes out every season, so about 4 times a year. It is also $5. I wish Target would have an automatic sign up for their boxes so that you don't have to scramble to get the box before it is sold out. I post on my Instagram when new boxes come out so make sure you follow me there. Link is below.

This box had a great variety of items and everything was the perfect size to try out. My favorite item is the Skinfix lip balm. I love these types of lip balms to wear on their own or over lipstick.

Check out the items below to buy them individually:

 

Loofah: http://goo.gl/5KLcLG

BB cushion foundation: http://goo.gl/rMM9JT

Lip Balm: http://goo.gl/BllWUp

Shampoo and Conditioner: http://goo.gl/yFsdh4

Perfume: http://goo.gl/btVdaH

Night Cream: http://goo.gl/3ueJzN

Hand Cream: http://goo.gl/1hU1jd

Nail Strips: http://goo.gl/svj9gc

L'Oreal Spray: http://goo.gl/Nxr2Wg

Maybelline Dream Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Review!

I have been seeing this foundation EVERYWHERE! I love to try any foundation that will make me matte as I love matte skin. I also have oily skin so I don't like to add anything to my routine that might exaggerate this. I bought this product at Ulta and tested it a few times. See my full review in the video below. Spoiler Alert: I returned it. 

 

 

Just because it didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for you. This product does not claim to be oil controlling which might be why I didn't like it. I recommend this for people with dry to normal skin who want to stay hydrated but still want a demi matte finish. 

Get the product HERE: http://goo.gl/r9ANgU