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!


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.

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.

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!


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

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Check out my Unboxing and Review of my November Ipsy and Play By Sephora Boxes. Both are $10 a month beauty subscription services. 

 

Below the video I give in depth reviews of the products as well as links and coupon codes. Don't forget to enter my HUGE HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY HERE.



Ipsy

Theme: Rockstarlet| Bag: Navy Constalation Theme| Items: 4|
Full sized: 2



The first full sized item I received this month was aLuxie Rose Gold Small Duo Fiber Brush 524T and retails for $12.00. I love Luxie brushes and have gotten a handful in Ipsy bags. This brush is supposed to be used for blending foundations. The website says the duo fiber bristles are perfect for flawless blending. I personally think this feels too light and flimsy for foundation. I also prefer to use a beauty sponge. I think this would be good at blending out cream blushes or softening blushes that were put on with a heavy hand. It is super soft and the pink handles is cute. Get 20% off HERE with code “IPSYTRAVEL.”


Next I received a baby sample of the Formula X nail polish in Huntress. This is a beautiful deep emerald green that can come off looking black. In the bottle it shows tiny gold flecks but I don’t see any of that once it is applied. I have this polish on my nails currently, check out the picture HERE, and love it! It is a very deep vampy color but I love that it is a deep green. Such an unexpected color! The bottle is smaller so you can get about 2-3 full uses out of it. The formula is great and super opaque. I only needed once coat! Get it HERE.


The next item I received was a sample of the Verb Ghost Oil. This is a lightweight oil that can be used in hair leaving strands strong, silky and frizz free. This smells great and I love that it is weightless and lightweight. I have yet to try this but I always love to put hair oil in my damp hair before blow-drying to help seal the cuticle and make my hair shiny without looking greasy. Get 10% off HERE with code “IPSY10.”


Next I pulled out a full sized ‘Tini Beauty Eyeshadow in the color Firestarter. This is a deep rust metallic shade that is super pigmented and buttery. It is like no other color that I have in my collection. This can be buffed into the crease with a gold shadow patted on top or put all over the lid for a fun rusty smokey eye look. It can also be applied wet or dry. I recommend this product and formula! Get 40% off orders of $20 or more + a Free eyeliner HERE with code “IPSYONFIRE.”


The final item I received was a sample of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. This is a cult favorite mascara that promises giant voluminous lashes that don’t flake all day. I know so many people that are obsessed with this mascara but I can’t seem to get no that boat. I don’t hate it but I also am not in love with it. I am a big volume freak when it comes to mascaras and I just feel like this one doesn’t give my lashes anything. I have very long sparse lashes so that might be why. I do like to layer this under another voluminous mascara and find that it helps the formula a little. The mascara on it’s own does stay on all day and doesn’t flake. Get 20% off + Free Shipping HERE with code “IPSYLOVE2016.”


Overall this bag was great. As always I loved the variety and items included. The bag was super cute and I can’t wait to put it in my current purse.

Sign up for Ipsy HERE. Makes a great gift!


Play by Sephora

Theme: Best in Glow| Items: 6

 



 

The first item I received was the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rose Gold. This eyeshadow stick is super pigmented, waterproof and transfer proof. It can be used blended out all over the lid or popped in the middle of an eye look for some shine! It can also be used under the brow bone as a highlight or on the inner corners for an extra pop! I actually already own this product in this color so I have put this in my HUGE HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY (Enter HERE). Get it HERE.


The next item was Pop by Stella McCartney fragrance. This is described as a bold floral scent with a hint of sandalwood. I like that is a floral but musky scent. It keeps it interesting and good for day or night. I would buy this fragrance for someone who is into scents who might not have something quite this unique in their collection. Get it HERE.


Next is another item I am including in my Giveaway. It is the Cover FX Illuminating Primer. This is a silicone free primer that illuminates the face and is great even for super sensitive skin types. It also doesn’t feel heavy under foundation but adds a nice lightweight and glowy base. This is perfect for dull skin! I did not try this because I have oily skin and don’t like to use any sort of illuminator on my face. I naturally get illuminated throughout the day so I prefer to use a mattifying primer. I do know that Cover FX is a great brand and I want to try their mattefying products. Get it HERE.


Next I got a sample of the Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. This is a lightweight gel based moisturizer that reduces redness and skin congestion. I get super red cheeks and clogged pores so I am super excited to use this product. It feel nice and lightweight on my oily skin and I wake up with super soft supple skin. I also like to take this product down onto my neck to help soften my dry skin that comes in the colder months. Get it HERE.


Next I got a sample of the GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment. This is a professional grade exfoliatingmask. I have used this many times before and really enjoy it. It gives you an intense burning and tingling sensations for the first 2-3 minutes so if you have sensitive skin I would not recommend. If you are sensitive to sensations on your face I would also not recommend. After the burning goes away it gets cool and drys. When your rinse it off you want to rinse in circular motions to really get the exfoliating benefits. Afterwards my skin feels amazing but not overly tight or dry. I would use this once a week or every other week because it is so intense. Bonus: it also tightens pores! Get it HERE.


The final product was a sample of the Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel in the color Pin up Pink. This lip gloss has medium opacity, no stickiness and I love the wand! The wand is and hourglass shape that glides into the contours of your lips without being messy. I love having lipglosses on hand when wearing matte liquid lipsticks that can get too drying during the day. Instead of adding another layer of liquid lipstick that can sometimes cause it to flake or crack, I like to add a gloss to give it some moisture and shine. I am going to check out other colors of this product as well as other products with this wand. Get it HERE.


Overall this bag was OK. I say that only because I am giving away 2 of the 6 items. I wish there was an option for oily skin girls to choose one of the mattifying products for Cover FX. Other than that Sephora obviously didn’t know I already owned the Laura Mercier product so I am not too mad about that. I liked everything else but the sizes were a it small. I know Sephora products area at a higher price but I wish the samples were a bit bigger or even some were deluxe or travel sized.

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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

 

 

Battle of the Boxes: Ipsy vs. Play by Sephora | July 2016

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Today I have my July Battle of the Boxes to share with you. Both are $10 a month and are full of makeup, skincare, and other beauty goodies.



Ipsy promises 4-5 deluxe sized samples with at least 1 being full sized. It also comes in a cute cosmetic bag. This month we received 5 items with 3 being full sized!

The theme for this month was Hot Summer nights and the bag was silver holographic with beach umbrellas printed on the front.



The first item I received was a full sized nail polish from Trust Fund Beauty in the color No Filter. This item retails for $15. This is a nice greige neutral color. I don't normally wear nudes but I like this one! It is sophisticated and super opaque. It is free of harsh chemicals and covers in 1 coat. Get 35% off HERE with code IPSY35. 


The next item was also full sized and it is the Perfect Duo Brow Pencil from J. Cat Beauty. It retails for $3.99. I like this because it has the spooly on the back. I think this color is too dark for me though. It also transfers a bit. I wish it was a bit lighter but I will still use it. Use code ipsy716 HERE and get 25% off a purchase of $30. 


The next full sized item was a Baked Eyeshadow from Mellow in the color Coco. This retails for $8. This is beautiful! It is super buttery and pigmented and has a slight shimmer. I love it and highly recommend it. Get 15% off of any order of $40+ HERE with code Ipsy15. 


The next item was a small sample of the Get Glossed Hair Serum from Eva NYC. This smells amazing and a little goes along way. This helps to strengthen the hair, instantly adds shine, tames frizz, and protects against heat! Get 15% off HERE with code GetGlossedIpsy15. 


The final item was a sample of the Make up Forever Excessive Lash Mascara. I love this mascara! The brush isn't very bushy but it coats each lashI  and gives it volume, length and definition! It doesn't clump and lasts all day! I am addicted! Get it HERE

Overall this month had an AMAZING value and variety of items! Sign up HERE.


This month's Play by Sephora contained 6 products. Unlike Ipsy, Sephora always contains 1 fragrance sample. This is the one thing I don't like about it. 

This month's theme was Effortless Summer and came in a cute white bag with a Popsicles on the front. 



The fragrance this month was the Nest Fragrance in the scent Citrine. This smells fresh and fruity. The description of this is lotus flower, freesia, and sparkling citrus notes. I really like this and the packaging looks really cool! To keep your fragrance lasting longer on the skin make sure you are freshly moisturized with either an unscented lotion or one in the same scent. Check it out HERE


The next item was the Wave Spray from OUAI. This is a weightless texture mist that is supposed to add volume, texture, and shape to the hair. This stuff smells DELICIOUS! I want to get it in a body spray! Not sure how it works as a wave spray since I don't usually have luck with these but I might use it as a body spray hahah. Check it out HERE


Next was the Bloterazzi from Beautyblender. I actually own this already but I was happy to get another one. The full sized one has 2 sponges and a case. The sample just had one full sized facial sponge. I am keeping this as a backup in case any of my sponges gets torn or worn out. This item is designed to be like blotting sheets but instead of being disposable you can wash it and keep using it. Since it is made of the same spongy material as a BeautyBlender it doesn't disturb your makeup and soaks up oil. I love it. I highly recommend. Check it out HERE. 


Next up was the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay. This is a foaming cleanser that uses red clay to purify and cleanse the skin and get rid of oil. I only use Proactiv so I won't be using this. I might try it once. Check it out HERE. 


The next time was my favorite! It is the Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer. This is a mattifying and smooth primer for combo and oily skin. This is supposed to minimize shine, and pores and help makeup last. It feels like the Porefessional by Benefit. It smooths out my large pores on my cheeks and makes my skin so soft. I highly recommend!! Check it out HERE. 


The final product is the Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Chocolate. This is a matte bronzer that smells like delicious chocolate. This bronzer build able and perfect for contouring. I don't contour so I will be adding this to my giveaway pile. Check it out HERE


Overall I loved my Play by Sephora! The Primer is amazing and I am thinking about buying the full size! Sign up HERE

What is your favorite monthly subscription? XOX Chan

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

May Battle of the Boxes| Ipsy Vs. Play by Sephora+ Mary Kay GIVEAWAY!

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This month is my first Battle of the Boxes where I battle Ipsy Vs. Play by Sephora. I recently canceled my Birchbox because I wasn't happy with it. Play by Sephora is a new subscription service from Sephora and it is $10 a month!



Play by Sephora offers 5 samples of products in their stores and always includes 1 fragrance. I am not too excited about getting a fragrance vile every month but I guess they can't please everyone. Unlike Ipsy, who does a great job at mixing high and low priced products, Play by Sephora's items are a higher price point so I don't expect many full sized or giant sized products. Honestly I don't mind because I already am aware that products in Sephora are higher priced to begin with.



This month's Play by Sephora theme is Forces of Nature. Sign up HERE

We received 5 items. They are all sample sized.

The first was from Bite Beauty. It is their Amuse lipstick in the color KimChi. I have always wanted to try Bite Beauty and was very excited to see this in the box. It is a beautiful magenta color perfect for Spring/Summer. It is a very bold color and has a rich and creamy consistency that I enjoy. Now I see what all the hype is about their products. The bullet has a unique shape as well and there is enough product in this sample to last a while.


The next lip product was a Tartest Lip Crayon from Tarte in the color Latergram. This is a perfect "Your Lips But Better" Color. This is actually my least favorite item in the box unfortunately. The product itself is very dry so when it is applied to lips it breaks off easily. The packaging also is not my favorite because you can't retract the liner so beware! If the full size was more creamy than I would recommend this. The color was great!


We received a 3 sample pack from Orgins. Usually I don't like foil packets but because this one had us try out 3 different products I didn't mind. The first was a spray tube of the Maskimizer. This is a spray you apply after cleansing and before applying a face mask. It is supposed to help prepare the skin for masks and help the skin to absorb the ingredients better. I think this is a cool concept but I didn't see results right away. It was still fun to try out! The first mask was the Charcoal Mask. I liked this because I love masks that draw out impurities and toxins. The next was an overnight hydrating mask that is great to do after a Charcoal mask as it helps re balance the skin. My husband said this one made my face smell like Fruit Loops! I loved the texture and woke up to glowing skin!


The next product was from Korres and it is their Wild Rose Overnight sleeping facial. This one is a rose serum that helps hydrate and balance the skin. I apply this nightly in the place of my moisturizer and it is so soft and buttery! It smells like Roses too but not in an overly perfumey way. I wake up and my skin is glowing and so soft!


Next I got a deluxe sized sample of the Don't Despair Repair Hair mask from Briogeo.  This is a hair mask that you put on after shampooing and leave in for a few minutes. I like to leave it in for as long as possible so I usually use it when I am showering and shaving. It has a nice consistency and smells great! It left my hair feeling soft and hydrated!


The final item was a fragrance. It is the Orange Sanguine Cologne. I was not a fan of this fragrance.

Overall I am happy with my first Play by Sephora box. I love that I get to try higher end items for $10 a month!



This month's Ipsy theme was Destination Chic. Sign up HERE

We received 5 samples with 3 being full sized!


The first was the Acne Pore Deep Cleanser from NoTS. This is a great deluxe sized sample that is perfect for travel. I haven't had a chance to use this yet but I will be throwing it into my travel bag to take on vacations with me. I would use this as my chest and back cleanser.

Next I received a Full Sized Small Contour W07 Brush from Slmissglam. This brush is so cute and so soft! I love it! It has a white handle, 2 diamonds on the gold base and pink bristles. I don't contour but I found that it is perfect for setting my under eyes since it is so soft! Get 25% off your purchase HERE with code "Slipsy25:.


The next full sized item I received was the Lavender Moisture Rich Balm from Jersey shore Cosmetics. I am not a huge fan of getting lip balms in subscription services. I will use this product but I would rather try out something new and exciting! This balm is super moisturizing and the lavender scent is great to put on to calm the senses. Get 50% off HERE with code "ipsy50".


The next full sized item is the Gel Effect Nail Polish from Aurora in the color Safety Orange. It is a true neon safety cone orange color! I have gotten a navy polish from this brand before and love the formula! I might try this on my toes this summer! Get 10% off HERE with code "IPSYJUNE16".


The final product is a sample size of the new X-Rated Mascara from Smashbox. I love getting Smashbox items to try out because the price point is a bit higher. This is a decent mascara that doesn't' smudge throughout the day. It has a middle of the road formula where it is not too wet and not too dry. It didn't really wow me in volume or length though. Get 15% off HERE with code "IPSY15".


Overall I thought Ipsy was great this month in terms of size and variety of products.

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XOX Chan


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