Boxycharm Brand Spoilers!

Here are some brands that will be in Boxycharm subscriptions in September thru December 2017!!

-MAC

-Becca

-CoverFX

-more tarte

-Dr Brandt

The last Dr Brandt was the microdermabrasion that retails for 80$-I love it and use it 3x a week, faithfully.

CoverFX is one of my favorite brands, they have the most amazing setting powder.

What do you think about these brands being in your Boxycharm?

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

August Ipsy Glam Bag

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As you can see, I got a gold bag instead of the usual pink bag this month….interesting….

It’s a new program Ipsy is launching-its called Ipsy Cash, and it’s a beauty rewards program where you get literal cash back for every purchase you make, either in a paper check or to your PayPal. There’s a catalogue type thing with all sorts of beauty products, and it explains how the rewards program works. I’m sure everyone will eventually get it.

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So any way, the theme for the month is “Good Vibes Only”. There are 3 different Glam bag styles this month, this is the one I got:

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It’s cute-it’s a faux leather feel, the inside is lined with a purple fabric.

My first item this month:
A True Spring Green Tea Watery Calming Cream

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It’s got a nice light scent, and isn’t heavy or great. The bottle says “Heritage in France, Rediscovered in Korea”. I’m not sure what that means.

Next we have Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum with Hyaluronic Acid:

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It’s got sort of an orange-y scent, and I’ve never used a Serum so I’ll let you know 😉

Next, an SL MissGlam x Ipsy precise blending brush. This was the item I had requested for the month as well-

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It’s cute! Nice teal color, the bristles are soft-seems like a nice little brush, plus I am always down for some new brushes.

I’ve got the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara in Big Is The New Black

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Sorry about the flash-dumb iPhone decided it was very necessary. What sucks is that my lashes suck so bad that even the best mascara on the planet does not help them. I can’t really tell a fabulous one from a shitty one because my lashes are just that puny, thin, and sparse. My lower lashes dont exist. Life is hard, y’all.

Last but not least, Seraphine Botanicals Liquid Coal Waterproof Liquid Liner in black, obvie-

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This is full size and retails for 22$. It’s actually a really nice pen liner. I find these much easier than the wand liners.

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It’s got a great fine line, easy to maneuver.

And there you have it! I’m pleased with this month’s bag. I’ve been subscribing to Ipsy since January and in the past 6 months, they have REALLY stepped it up. Love them.

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Talk soon, Lovelies
-Allie

Coming Soon To A Sephora, Ulta, or Walgreens Near You

This fall is bringing a TON of new brands to various stores, and they are mighty exciting, Lovelies.

First, new at Sephora this fall you will see:

ColourPop
Volution
Tom Ford Beauty
Moon Juice
Antonym

And the highly anticipated makeup line from Rihanna, Fenty Beauty, hits Sephora shelves Sept. 18.

I am THRILLED to see ColourPop in Sephora. Y’all know how I feel about ColourPop.

Ulta will be bringing you:

Frank Body
Dose of Colors

And Memebox, makers of Disco Kitten Diamond Peel-off Mask, which is so sold out, its nearly impossible to get. They have several other must have products, but Disco Kitten is probably the most recognized.

And lastly, the brands you’ll be seeing on Walgreens shelves this fall:

Sleek MakeUP-usually found in the U.K., this affordable and pretty awesome brand has been slowly creeping over to our shores. They have to die for highlighting palettes.

NYX- I thought NYX was at Walgreens but it’s definitely not. But not for long!

There you have it, Lovelies. It’s going to be an amazing fall.

Talk soon, Lovelies

Allie

July Ipsy Bag Review

My July Ipsy Glam Bag made it FINALLY-although the pink sparkly envelope had seen much better days, it was literally opened and taped shut, but nothing was missing. Thanks FedEx.

The bag this month is adorable-its this Japanese pop culture little fried egg guy named Gudetama. Apparently, he’s lazy, somewhat depressed, unfazed, and unmotivated.

Front:

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Back:

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Even the zipper’s given up:

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The inside is lined with a bright yellow liner, which I love.

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Hubs is disturbed by the fact the the yolk has a butt. 😳 This bag is sturdy, it feels really well made. Not that they usually aren’t.

Ok! Onto the goodies!

First goodie: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel

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It’s obviously sample size-it’s got a refreshing scent and I’m excited to try it. This was the product I requested this month.
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Ofra single pan shadow in Gold Rush-

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I love Ofra shadows and Gold Rush does not disappoint. I’ll be adding her to my Z Palette today-retails for 6$ and here’s a swatch:

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Next, Seraphine Botanicals Ginger and Gold Peach and Gold Frosting Blush-

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Now this…this is a gorgeous peachy/gold blush, not too heavy or shimmery.

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It’s got ginger, chamomile, lychee, and mangosteen extracts as well. Retails for 14$. Swatched:

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It’s actually not as light as it looks in this photo-it’s really pretty.
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I was hoping I’d get this, and was so happy it was in the bag.

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Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. It smells AMAZING. There is, however, one MAJOR disappointment with this:

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Seriously? I mean, I get that this is a trial/sample size-.33 oz or 10ml which is about 2 tsp, but I mean….no. I’m putting this on IG too. No shame. I’m looking forward to trying it-if there’s enough.
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Last but not least, Chella Eyebrow Cream in Tantalizing Taupe

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This pen type packaging is cool, on one end you have a tapered, thin eyebrow brush:

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Then, on the other end, in the cap, is the eyebrow cream:

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You dip the brush in the cream (which feels a little more powdery then creamy, but whatever). I haven’t tried it on my brows yet, but judging by the swatch I think I’ll like it:

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This size retails for 24$-not bad, Ipsy!
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And I got one extra goodie with my Ipsy points!

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Real human hair, y’all. I haven’t decided how I feel about that. Like, exactly WHO’S hair is this? 😳 I’ll get over it I’m sure.

So there it is-the July Ipsy Glam Bag. This is probably one of my favorite bags-Ipsy has been gradually upping their game. The actual bag is adorable, and I feel like I got 3 full size products-the shadow, blush, and brow cream. If they’re not full size, they’re pretty darn close, and all for 10$. Brava, Ipsy.

Thoughts?

***Ipdate**** (get it? Ipsy update?) I tweeted a photo of my almost-empty Caudalie, Ipsy contacted me and are sending me another. I thought that was pretty great customer service.

What was in your bag?

Talk soon, Lovelies
-Allie

Boxycharm July 2017 Review

Well, that was a nice surprise-my box came pretty darn early this month-and it’s a good one. Let’s start:

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The theme for this month is “Cutie Pie”. Okay. First thing I grabbed:

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The Ofra Body Illuminizer. It looks like it may be some sort of collab between Ofra and Boxycharm-it’s lightly scented if at all, and comes out sort of dark:

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But it blends out to a very very light shimmery glow. The lighting in this picture is poor, but trust me, in person it’s there.

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It’s really pretty-not at all like a tanning lotion and doesn’t really alter your skin tone. I likey. This retails for 39.95$. Dayum.
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Next, the blinc x Boxycharm Electric Eyes Palette:

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It’s got a mirror, cute-but guys. O.M.G.-look at this:

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That is ONE swipe each. These are SO beautifully pigmented, creamy, buttery, and gorgeous. The cranberry color is giving me life-you obviously couldn’t do an entire look from this with no mattes, but when you do? Wow. This retails for 45$.
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So I got the primer, and after sort of wanting the powder at first I’m glad I got this. It feels like a good primer-that kind of soft, silky primer feel? Very lightly scented, and a good SPF to boot.

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This bareMinerals Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Daily Prep Lotion retails for 30$.
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WinkyLux Uni-Brow Universal Eyebrow Pencil:

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It’s allegedly universal so will work on most brows. It’s got a spoolie on one end and a triangular pencil at the other.

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This retails for 12$.
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Last but never least-ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lip in the shade Thursday:

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It’s the usual ColourPop formula, and it’s a nice berry shade. Good for summer and fall, actually.

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And that’s it! This month’s box is worth 130.00$. That’s excellent for a 21$ box, y’all.

How was your Boxycharm for July?

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

Jergens Natural Glow: Go Or No?

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I’ve been seeing this Jergens product on the Tube and the ‘Gram for weeks now, and it’s intrigued me.

I’ve been a sun worshiper for years, and I hate to think of the damage I’ve done to my skin. This summer I decided to lay off if the UV rays, but I wasn’t looking forward to the ghostly pale. Because I get DARK. As fair as I am, it must be the 2 percent Greek and Italian I’ve got because I honestly can tan ridiculously dark.

Enter Jergens Natural Glow. It’s not cheap-I paid 8.49$ for 4 oz at Walmart-I was fine with that because I wanted to make sure I didn’t turn orange.

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I’m not orange. It actually gives you a realistic, healthy tan glow without the orangey hue. This is 2 days of application-and after the first day I thought “hmm-should I wash my hands? Nah. It’ll be fine.” It wasn’t. Wash your hands unless you want muddy palms.

It isn’t as splotchy as it’s photographing-I’m actually pleasantly shocked at how natural the color is.

It has a pleasing scent-typical lotion-y smell, it’s not greasy, and I do find it moisturizing.

So it’s a go, y’all. A great and safe alternative to the inconvenience of melanoma. Seriously though-if you’re looking for a quick healthy looking glow, Jergens Natural Glow is it.

Once you stop applying, it fades in about 2-3 days.

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

Full July Boxycharm Spoilers!

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I just love this damn box. All full sizes and the value is unbeatable. So here we go-I’ll start with the ones we know about.
Everyone will receive the following:

Boxycharm x Blinc Electric Eye Palette

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Retails for 45$.
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You’ll get either the bareMinerals Prep Step Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (a primer/sunblock) retailing for 30$
OR bareMinerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo, retailing for 32$.

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A ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in one of these 6 colors. Retails for 6$.

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A Winky-lux Uni-brow Universal Eyebrow Pencil. It says it works on 95% of eyebrow colors, and has a spoolie on one end. Retails for 12$.

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And last, but definitely not least-Project Beauty Spray Set Go Setting Spray. It’s hot wild chamomile, rosehip, and green tea extracts and claims to set your makeup while moisturizing. Retails for 32$.

So that’s July, folks! It gives you a value of 125$!!!! For 21$? You can’t beat that. Don’t forget next month includes a Tarte eyeshadow palette, and the rumor is that the boxes will have a different eyeshadow palette every month through December. That’s bomb.

Thoughts?

Thank you to My Subscription Addiction for spoiler info!

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

4th of July Ulta Haul

As if I need an excuse to go to Ulta. 4th of July weekend? Let’s go makeup shopping!!

I did damn good-

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I bought:
Tarte Shape Tape
Urban Decay Shadowbox Palette
Catrice MultiTalent Fixing Spray
NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray
Philosophy Purity Makeup Remover Wipes
NYX Epic Ink Liquid Liner Pen
Benefit Roller Lash (travel size)
LA Girl Pro Concealer

The total came to 131$-but I had a 20% off everything coupon and points worth 17.50$ soooo it came to 72$. So. Worth. It.

I watched one of Tati’s videos this morning on Best Drugstore Under 10$ Buys, and she raved about the Catrice Spray. After all if the discounts it came to 5.08$, so why not?

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You can use it as Setting Spray, primer, fix plus-so I wanted to give it a try.

I’ve been hearing RAVES about the LA Girl Pro Concealer-

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And again, after discounts it was 3.16$. I mean, come on.

The NYX Epic Ink Liner-

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It’s supposedly a dupe for the Kat Von D tattoo liquid eyeliner or whatever it’s called-I wanted an eyeliner pen anyway, so here it is.

The UD Shadowbox palette is one I did a giveaway for a few months back-

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However-it was on sale for 18$ from 34$.

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And after the discounts, 11.44$.

I got the philosophy Purity Makeup Wipes because I love the cleanser-I got it in a Sephora Play box and it’s awesome. I thought the Wipes would be good to try.

Hubs went with me, and he’s the best sport. I usually try to hurry because I’m sure being dragged thru Ulta with his wife on a Saturday is one of the circles of hell for him, but he kept telling me to take my time, he carried the shopping bag, asked questions, made suggestions-so patient, AND paid. I know I got lucky AF.

Hope everyone is having a great, safe, cool holiday weekend 🏖🗽🎆🎇

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

Massive Ricky’s NYC Sale!!

I gotta share with you guys-Ricky’s NYC is having a huge 4th of July sale in products including Dose Of Colors, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Gerard Cosmetics, LA Girl, NYX, Coloured Raine, and more. I’m talking huge. Also, Kristen Taekman’s Pop Of Color nail polish is on sale for 2$. Two. Dollars. Regularly 8$. I’d be going ham but I don’t get paid til Mon.

Here’s the link:

http://www.rickysnyc.com/sale.html

I love Ricky’s-Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has gorgeous loose colors and their Lip Tar is amazeballs. Happy shopping!

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

A Patient Hubs, And Some Numbers

This is husbandly dedication. I bought a charcoal/volcanic ash facial peel mask thing and I wanted to try it out on hubs.

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Best. Sport. Ever. Not only did he let me put it on him, he let me take a pic. He was grossed out by it going on, amused by peeling it off but overall could not care less. 😉

On a different note-we are at 1.4 million views. MILLION. Damn y’all, thats only in 6 mos!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love you all, and am so grateful.

Also, I tried out one of the Biobelle masks from Boxycharm-first I used the Dr Brandt microdermabrasion, then the “I Woke Up Like This” mask-it’s really really nice. Not sticky, smells awesome. It’s a go, not a no.

That’s all I got for now-working on the next Prison Diaries chapter-it’s coming SOON.

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie