BOXYCHARM for October 2018: ALTER EGO!

Hi there, my darlings! LONGGGGG time, no see, huh? I'm sorry, loves, but October was just awful for me. A couple of deaths in the family, a lost job and a dream delayed made for one heck of a birthday month. As you can imagine, I had literally zero motivation for anything except to eat and sleep...and that too, pretty sporadically. I can't promise, even now, that I'm back 100% but I do miss posting let's start somewhere and see what happens, shall we?First up, a horrendously delayed BoxyCharm for October 2018! Unlike the rest of the month, this was a pretty great box--take a peek!

BRIGEO Don't Despair, Repair! Leave In Mask ($36.00 USD for 8 oz; travel size included in box)

What it is: An intensive weekly treatment to restore essential hydration and enhance hair’s resilience and strength.

Key benefits:
- Restores moisture
- Creates vibrancy
- Prevents future damage

If you want to know more…
Don't Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask works in as little as five minutes to restore essential hydration and natural vibrancy to dry, brittle, over-processed, and otherwise lackluster locks. To protect against future damage, its unique NOVA complex formulation, packed with 95 percent naturally-derived ingredients, delivers an optimal blend of transformative nutrients. They range from B vitamins to rosehip oil, argan oil, collagen, and silk to transform damaged hair into shiny, healthy, lustrous-looking locks. 

This was a really timely addition to my arsenal since I have just very recently had balayage done on my hair and while I love the results, my ends are FRIED! Plus the frigid temperatures in Toronto makes for very unhappy hair. A little of this goes a long way towards making my hair look and feel so much better.

AHAVA Dead Sea Water Mineral Body Lotion ($29.00 USD for 8.5 oz; travel size included in box)

Treat yourself to a light but luxuriously rich body lotion that helps nourish itchy, dry skin and maintain softness. Best-selling formula absorbs quickly without feeling greasy or sticky and is made with nutrient-rich Dead Sea water, aloe vera and smoothing Witch Hazel.
Replenish skin with 21 essential minerals, including magnesium, calcium, and potassium
Fast-absorbing, non-greasy lotion nourishes dry, itchy skin, providing refreshing hydration
Formulated for daily use, to elevate and lock in skin’s moisture

Another welcome addition because Canada's temperatures are no joke! The little hand lotion I carried in my purse all these days while in NYC has completely let me down here--my hands stay ashy! I tossed this in my purse as a replacement and it does the job nicely! Thanks, Ahava, my hands are grateful!

IT COSMETICS Superhero Mascara ($24.00 USD)

Give your lashes SUPERHERO powers with a game-changing mascara that’s clinically shown to give your lashes super volume, super length and super elastic stretch in just one coat! Developed with plastic surgeons, Superhero™ mascara is skincare for your lashes. The proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology stretches the look of your lashes wider and longer, and wraps each individual lash in a volume-boosting, lengthening, ultra-conditioning black cape of power and color for your strongest, thickest, most defined results. Powerful lash-lifting polymers, volumizing collagen, strengthening biotin, proteins and peptides combined with Super Black pigment and the Lash-Changing Power Brush work together to coat every lash from base to tips—lifting lashes while separating them to create a fuller lash line and ensure that no lash is left behind. The super-buildable formula literally takes your lashes to new heights and puts lash power at your fingertips; simply apply more coats for additional volume and length. You do IT all… now your mascara does, too!

I have heard rave reviews bout this brand from fellow bloggers nd I personally have not tried nearly enough of their naturally, I was very excited when this popped up in this month's box. It's a solid mascara for everyday use and while I like it, I wanted it to give me more oomph, more volume. I'll still use it but let's just say, I'm not bowled over.

KAT VON D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow ($20.00 USD)

Meet THE liquid lip that launched a lipstick revolution! The world went matte when Everlasting Liquid Lipstick first debuted: Eye-catching matte lipstick in a comfortable liquid formula with extreme long wear? It was unheard of! 4 years and 40+ shades later, Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is still rockin’ hard as Kat Von D’s #1 bestseller and it’s not hard to see why!

Take your pick from 40+ insanely pigmented shades designed for every skin tone—tons of reds (Kat Von D’s fave!), unique color pops you won’t find anywhere else and a full spectrum of nudes including Lolita, the iconic shade that looks beautiful, and different, on everyone.

Unleash high-pigment, long lasting lipstick with an effortless swipe of the doe-footed wand. Everlasting Liquid Lipstick makes it easy to get a crisp, precise lip look. This creamy formula glides over lips like a gloss and sets to a true matte finish, plus it’s packed with natural moisturizers, including Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Wax. Matte lipstick has never felt so comfortable!

I was SO excited when I checked out a couple of spoilers and found out that a KvD lipstick was going to be included, simply because I have been dying to try her liquid lipsticks. Unfortunately for me, this nude shade, although pretty enough if you're into neutrals. is not for me. Whomp.

PUR COSMETICS Midnight Masquerade Face Palette ($38.00 USD)

What it is: Midnight Masquerade is a highly pigmented, limited-edition 10-piece face palette with everything you need to transform your look and reveal your true beauty.

What it does: There’s nothing to mask here! Unveil endless beauty looks with Midnight Masquerade, a 10-piece good-for-your-skin face palette that easily takes any look from natural and innocent to sultry and mysterious. Perfect for every makeup newbie or maven, this limited-edition PÜR palette is arranged with highly pigmented and buildable matte and shimmer shades that blend effortlessly into the face and eyelids for endless full-face looks that stand out. Making a bold statement has never been easier with four, shimmery face powders and six buttery, soft-to-the-skin eyeshadows that complement all skin tones and eye colors. Uncover your true creative side with this unique shade range with a finely milled formula that makes for a flawless application. Infused with our Energy Complex of ginseng, vitamin B and green tea, the highlighter, blushes, bronzer, and eyeshadows help energize the skin’s metabolism for a healthier-looking complexion well after the makeup comes off. After all, the party doesn’t stop at midnight

Time and again, Boxycharm makes sure to include a full-size palette in their boxes and for me personally, that in itself is value enough to get the whole gosh darn box! This palette...I LOVE! The shades are totally up my alley, with more shimmers and than mattes, and the face powders are all perfect as either highlighters or blushes for my skin tone. I mean, just look at that coral blush and the blue eyeshadow!

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!

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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.***


  1. Even after a few years I'm still loving Boxycharm. I haven't dug into the palette yet so I'm glad to see your swatches.
    I hope it wasn't you that lost a job.

    1. Unfortunately, yes but on to bigger and better I hope!

  2. I am so sorry about the deaths in your family and the loss of your job. You have my deepest condolences. I hope that you find some moments of solace in these trying times.

  3. So sorry about what happened. I hope the coming months would be good for you


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