Hi there, my darlings! If you love subscription boxes, you probably know that most of the time, they can be hit or miss. Sometimes, you get a meh box...while other times, you're completely blown away. I've recently started featuring BoxyCharm and if these first two boxes are anything to go by, their hits far outweigh the misses! Take June's box--for me personally, I'm totally in LOVE with this month's box! Perfect for Summer, perfect because I found just about all the products to be just fabulous! Take a look!


SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($10.00 USD)

Our award-winning, cult favorite Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is a luxurious all-over body cream that absorbs quickly to help visibly tighten the appearance of skin. Infused with all-powerful caffeine-rich Guaraná extract and a cocktail of Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil, and Coconut Oil, this fast-absorbing cream with our addictive Pistachio and Salted Caramel fragrance will bring out your most radiant skin ever. Try it and see what the “Bum Bum” effect is all about.


I've seen rave reviews of this cream all over social media so naturally, I've been dying to try it myself...and I was not disappointed! This fast-absorbing cream is at once super hydrating while remaining light and non-greasy. And the scent! I really didn't think I would love it as much as I do! It's described as a gourmand scent, which I often don't care for, but to me, this smells like the best kind of perfume--lush and heady! A total win!




LUXIE BEAUTY Face Brushes ($23.92-$31.89 USD)

Luxie Beauty’s signature Rose Gold brush line features premium soft, synthetic bristles encased in a rose gold ferrule atop a chic pink handle. Our brushes are handcrafted to perfection using hypoallergenic, high-quality, vegan and cruelty-free materials.

When it comes to your beauty, take the wheel. Luxie believes in more than just the superficial, we believe in Driving Beauty, both inside and out.


A trio of face brushes was included this month:



My brush collection has exponentially expanded, thanks to Boxycharm. I love how fluffy and soft these face brushes are! Plus, the rose gold and pink handles are so pretty!




BATTINGTON LASHES in Monroe ($28.00 USD)

This 3D lash provides moderate length and dramatic volume. These are our best-selling hybrid lash, giving your eyes the best of both worlds!

*Our 3D effect lashes mimic the growth structure of your lashes for the ultimate in natural glamour.



Personally, I prefer thicker, full volume lashes because let's be real, if I'm gonna take the time to apply falsies, I want them to be va-va-voom. That being said, this is a nice pair to have on hand for the hotter months when everything feels too heavy on your face!





OFRA COSMETICS Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Verona ($20.00 USD)

OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick is a one-step full lip color that does not feather. These vibrant colors will give you a vivacious new look. They are creamy and soft in texture, moisturizing the lips and creating a long-lasting lipstick effect. No need to use lipliner, this liquid lipstick gives a beautiful edge to your lip look!

Our formula is a matte color formula but if you want to add some shine to your liquid lipstick try our revolutionary Lipgloss Stick. All shades contain antioxidants and Vitamin E while the formula provides a lightweight layer of lasting color to make you look stunning all day. Color will last in a perfect condition for up to five hours without eating or drinking. For best results do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after applying.


Verona is described as: A mocha nude brown with a hydrating matte finish.
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JONTEBLUE Eyeliner in Charcoal ($5.00 USD)

Line your eyes with the rich intensity of Jontéblu Eyeliner Pencil. The creamy long-wearing formula glides on smooth and adds drama to any desired look.


Honestly, I had high hopes for Verona, based off my own hand swatch. But, hands and lips are very different playing fields and unfortunately, on the lips, this shade doesn't look that great on me. I do, however, love the formula of Ofra's liquid lippies and fully intend to add more to my burgeoning collection.

When it comes to the eyeliner, I like the shade a lot. The pencil that needs to be sharpened? Not so much. The liner is pretty easy to apply but just a little too firm for my sensitive waterline so I would use this one to line my upper lashline.




ALAMAR COSMETICS Reine Del Caribe Vol. I Palette ($10.00 USD)

This palette features 8 highly opaque shades, reminiscent of the beauty and culture of Cuba. Dive into the pigments and pearls found in the intense metallics, or ground your look with the warm richness of the creamy mattes. For a more intense application, refer to the shade names that feature a water droplet, these shades can be used with a wet brush—the sun symbol represents the shades that should be used with a dry brush.

Shade Descriptions:

  • La Costa- (High shine shimmer) Pearly champagne with pink highlights
  • El Malecon- (Extreme high shine metallic) True gold with rich olive undertones. 
  • Varadero- (Extreme high shine metallic) Stunning deep royal blue/teal. 
  • Celia- (High shine shimmer) Vivid turquoise with gold reflects 
  • Coco-taxi- (Velvet matte) Yellow toned bright orange. 
  • Tropico- (Velvet Matte) Intense burnt orange.
  • Guantanamera- (Velvet Matte) Deep raspberry/burgundy 
  • Cafecito- (Velvet Matte) Deep Coffee

I love that Boxycharm includes full-size palettes month after month and I adore this one in particular! With its mix of mattes in warm, rich shades and shimmery, bold metallics, this palette is THE perfect summer palette, especially if you favor bolder shades like yours truly!





I'm particularly impressed with the formula of the metallics--one swipe and the pigmentation was unbelievable! The mattes did have a little fallout but nothing to get upset over. Again, pigmentation was quite impressive. I'll be using this palette A LOT this summer!





So there you have it, my darlings! You can sign up for your very own Boxycharm subscription on their site HERE--it's just $21 a month! Shipping is free within the US and an additional $5 throughout Canada! YAY!


For sneak peeks and all the latest, don't forget to follow Boxycharm through the social media outlets below:

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Have you signed up for Boxycharm yet? What do you think of this month's box? Tell me in the comments section below!











***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***




Hi there, my darlings! If there's one thing I really miss about being in the US...OK, wait, there is definitely more than ONE thing but one OF the things I miss most is the availability of some of the best subscription boxes. I was a sub box junkie when I first started blogging and to this day, I love the beauty boxes in particular. Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that one of my favorite subscription boxes, BoxyCharm shipped all OVER Canada! YAY! I have been seeingtheir epic boxes all over social media and totally wanted to sign up, once things got more settled in my life, but as luck would have it, I didn't have to wait! Take a peek at May 2018's Boxy Bash box!


COVERFX Blurring Primer ($38.00 USD)

A lightweight, soft focus primer that blurs the appearance of pores, fine lines, and other imperfections for ultra-smooth airbrushed skin.

Blur, smooth and diffuse. This silky smooth primer instantly minimizes the look of pores, fine lines, and unwanted texture for a flawlessly smooth complexion. Use under makeup to create a smooth canvas for a seamless foundation application, over makeup as an instant retouching balm, or wear alone for a soft focus airbrushed effect.


I love CoverFX's primers so I was really excited to see that this one included in this month's box! This primer is slightly tinted and blends in beautifully with my skin tone!



AESTHETICA P12 Face Brush ($27.00 USD)

With synthetic fibers that allow maximum control, the P12 face brush is perfect for creating a seamless look.


It's so FLUFFY! (I hope you read that in little Agnes' voice!) Really, I love how soft and fluffy this brush is--perfect for blush and face powder!



PRETTY VULGAR The Ink Gel Eyeliner ($24.00 USD)

The Ink gel eyeliner is a highly pigmented, quick-drying, water-resistant liner that allows you to achieve precise, long-wearing, transfer-proof, and smudge-proof eyeliner looks. Enriched with Linoleic Acid and Linolenic Acid to condition the lid, our eyeliner has a luxuriously smooth, creamy formula that glides on easily. 


Shown below in the shade Black List, I'm impressed with just how incredibly black this liner is. My number one requirement for a black eyeliner is for it to be blacker than night so this is a welcome addition to my stash!




AESTHETICA 3 Piece Eye Trio ($45.00 USD)

The Aesthetica Trio Series comes with an Angled Eyeliner Brush, a Brow Spoolie, and a Fine Tipped Eyeliner Brush. A convenient 3-in-1, used for a variety of looks, from a subtle wing to dramatic cat-eye. Use brow brush for fuller, more defined eyebrows.


I can never find an eyeliner brush when I need one OR a spoolie so I was really thrilled to add these to my brush kit! Especially since the eyeliner above was also in this box.




HAN SKIN CARE Lip Gloss in Nude Rose ($15.00 USD)

Our all natural lip gloss is formulated with antioxidant rich argan and acai oil to hydrate and treat lips with its high Vitamin E content. It is infused with anti-aging super-fruit extracts and vitamins as well as plant and vegetable pigments to benefit the skin.

* Our lip gloss base includes argan oil and acai oil to moisturize and hydrate lips
* A nutrient dense formula that delivers beautiful color from desirable natural sources
* Vegetarian, Healthy and All Natural



I'm not one for nude lippies or glosses for that matter but this is a pretty shade if you like neutrals and works fairly well with a medium skin tone like mine.





PUR Sculptor Palette ($40.00 USD)

Bring out your natural beauty and enliven your complexion, lids and cheeks with this multi-use palette. Powder to cream blush, face glow, and lid hues enhance & add luminosity. Swish on these gorgeous shades to recreate Dulce’s stunning looks! (This product is not eligible for promotion.)




This little palette is what I'm MOST excited about in this box. Imagine, a subscription box with a full-size palette! Yup! Boxycharm does it again! The cost of just this palette is more than the box put together! Now that's what I call a great deal.

That being said, I actually love the palette itself. The shades are pigmented enough to work well for my skin tone and I'm talking about the highlighter AND contour shades, which is a rare find for me. Add to that the fact that these shadows feel SO good and blend so well and we have a definite winner here!




So there you have it, my darlings! You can sign up for your very own Boxycharm subscription on their site HERE--it's just $21 a month! Shipping is free within the US and an additional $5 throughout Canada! YAY!


For sneak peeks and all the latest, don't forget to follow Boxycharm through the social media outlets below:

Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest
Twitter
Youtube



Have you signed up for Boxycharm yet? What do you think of this month's box? Tell me in the comments section below!










***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***



Hi there, my darlings!! It's a beautiful, sunshine-y day in Toronto and Polish Con, for those of you lucky attendees, is a mere day away! I'm so jealous and sad and...well, you get the picture! My girl, Jill of Glisten & Glow will be there and to show my solidarity for the event (and live a little vicariously), today I will be sharing the Summer Livin' collection that will debut at Polish Con!


The Summer Livin' collection consists of 5 super bright, super fun neon cremes. As far as neons go, I found these polishes quite easy to work with--I didn't experience the challenging streakiness of most neons. By the second coat, you have a smooth, full-coverage finish and these dry surprisingly fast! The swatches below show 2 easy coats of each polish, topped with 1 easy coat of Glisten & Glow's Top Coat in the first set of pics and with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's Matte Top Coat in the second set.With all that said, on to swatches!


BBQ and Ball Games is a super bright neon yellow creme. This baby is so bright that my phone all but freaked out! Perfect Summer yellow!










With one thin coat of Glisten & Glow's Matte Top Coat!






Flip Flops and Fireworks is a neon purple creme with pinky undertones. Very pretty shade and quite flattering too!










With one thin coat of Glisten & Glow's Matte Top Coat!






Road Trips and Roller Coasters is a neon lime green creme. Another super bright shade that just screams for the beach!











With one thin coat of Glisten & Glow's Matte Top Coat!






Slushies and Sun Tans is a juicy tangerine orange creme. Doesn't this just make you want popsicles and cold, fizzy drinks?!











With one thin coat of Glisten & Glow's Matte Top Coat!






Watermelons and Waterslides is a bright neon pink creme. My personal favorite, I cannot wait to rock a pedi with this color!










With one thin coat of Glisten & Glow's Matte Top Coat!





So there you have it, my darlings! Glisten & Glow's Summer Livin' collection will debut at Polish Con--you can find out more about the event HERE. Each full-size, 15 mL bottle will be specially priced at $8 or all 5 for $40. Check out the full list of polishes that Glisten & Glow will have available along with special even prices:




If you want to know more about Glisten & Glow and her creations, you can find her on the social media sites below :

Facebook
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Website





Are you attending Polish Con? What's on your wishlist? Which of these super bright neons do you love best? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below!










***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***
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