Sephora PLAY : May 2018

Similar to Ipsy this is also a monthly subscription bag that is $10 and comes with 5 deluxe size samples (and even some full size). This bag also comes with a sample fragrance each month.

This subscription bag comes with products based of your PLAY! profile which you create when you first sign up. It also comes with the PLAY! Book with tips, tricks and beauty advise, the PLAY! PASS that you can redeem for 50 points in Sephora and a one on one tutorial, and the PLAY! DATE which is a monthly meet up to discuss tips and tricks for the products in the bag that month.

This bag was again really late this month. I haven’t had a chance to try out the products too much so I will just give you my initial thoughts.

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This bag was cute and different than other bags but I think the paracord draw string was a little cheesy.

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Atelier Cologne; Clementine California Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume                          Full Size $135

I thought I would get this out of the way first because as we all know I’m not a fan of perfume. I did think the post card that came with it made for a really nice photo op and the smell on this wasn’t bad but is still sooooo strong I really don’t like it.

Moving on…

 

 

 

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Sephora Collection; Mud Mask Purifying and Mattifying Mask                    Full Size $20

This stuff stinks! I opened the jar to swatch a bit of it just to see what it felt like and the fragrance or something coming from this is sooooo strong it’s not even funny! I even had my husband smell it just to make sure it wasn’t just me. Now the texture is really nice and really thick which I’m sure will be really nice as a purifying mask but I’m not sure I can get past the smell. It’s really over powering and not a good smell! I’m hoping to try and give it a try tonight so I can maybe update this before it posts but I don’t think I will get to.

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Benefit Cosmetics; The POREfessional Face Primer                   Full Size $31

In the past I really haven’t liked this primer even though it’s a cult favorite. But it’s been some time since I tried it last and given how similar it is to the Cover FX primer we got in Boxy Charm this month I thought why not try it. To my surprise this hasn’t been bad for my skin at the moment. I still get a little oily in my T-Zone and end up shinny by the end of the day but this works very similarly to the Cover FX primer. I am going to give it one more shot one of these next few days and see if it acts the same way. I may have just been having a bad make up day the time I had tried this before but we will never know because so much has changed in my routine.

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BareMinerals; Mineral Veil Setting Powder                        Full Size $23

I was probably most excited to see this product in the bag this month because one of my coworkers swears by this powder. She says she uses it every day as a setting powder and loves it so I was pretty excited to give it a try. One thing I was really excited to see when I opened this up was that there is a nice pinky, salmon color which works great with my skin tone! I am not a fan of heavily yellow powders so this one was really nice to see in the bag. I will say I did use this once and the powder is really nice! It’s very finely milled and applied beautifully to my skin. I’m looking forward to using this more!

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Alterna Haircare; Caviar CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction                         Full Size $26

I think it’s fun to get hair products in my subscriptions but I’m always a little leery of using them because I have color treated hair so I don’t like to just dive in with new products without testing them out first on a small section of my hair. This one I’m curious to try but not sure how it will react with my hair. I do really like the smell of it too.

 

 

 

Buxom; Lash Mascara; Shade-Black                                                         Full Size $20

Mascara samples are really nice to get in subscriptions each month because then I don’t ever have to buy new ones and I get to try a bunch of different brands. This is another one of those plastic wands that I’m not really a fan of but this one is different in the essence that the bristles are really soft and flexible. The formula is kind of thin and it takes quite a few coats to build up my lashes but other than that it seems nice enough. I will keep trying it out and see what I think later on.

 

So this concludes my Sephora PLAY! box for May. One of the biggest things I’m disappointed with is how long it takes the box to come each month and also the products really aren’t as great as some of the other I have been getting in other boxes. I don’t know if I will continue to get this box given that I still don’t think it is worth the money and I think I may have found another one that would have much better value for nearly the same cost. But until I can for sure order that box I’m not going to keep this one just so I can keep up my subscription week. But keep an eye out in the future because things may be changing here on the Curvy E Chronicles!

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Yes, Oh YAS! : May 2018

Yes, Oh Yas! is a new monthly subscription box ! They offer 3-7 full size products each month for $14.99 plus $3.99 shipping. This box allows you to discover new make up and beauty brands.

Yes, Oh Yas! actually reached out to me to become a brand promoter for their new subscription box.  They did give me a code to share with you all for 10% off you first box.

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CODE: CURVYE

I will always keep my opinions on the products honest, true and my own.

So lets get into this months box!

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This months theme was Miami Art Deco! Very colorful!

Now for the products!

Estate Cosmetics; Baked Highlighter Dew Me; Shade- Lit                    Retail Price $10

This was one of the first sneak peaks for May’s box and I was sooooo excited to get any of the three color options! When I opened this one up I was even more pumped! I will say that this looks a lot darker in the pan than is actually applies and swatches! It’s a beautiful icy gold color and is stunning! I really have been loving baked highlighters! They apply so smoothly and are not only pigmented but also buildable! This was totally a great addition to this months box!

Nomad Cosmetic’s; Havana Intense Eyeshadow; Shade-Cohiba              Retail Price $12

This was one of the first items I pulled out of my bag when I got it in the mail and I was so surprised to at how heavy this one felt! The packaging is very luxe feeling and very sturdy! It also comes with a decent size mirror considering this is a single eyeshadow compact. The other thing about this shadow is the sheer creaminess! I mean it’s heavenly to swatch and to apply! The color is darker than I normally wear as a shimmery lid shade but this one is worth branching out for! When I was scrolling through the website I saw there were so many different and bright color options I want to try out! They also have the option to order a box of 6 eyeshadow’s for $57 which is like getting one free and then some. This is an awesome shadow with great pigment! I am really impressed by this one!

Sorme Treatment Cosmetics; SmearProof Eyeliner; Shade-Teal               Retail Price $18

This is a new to me brand and looks like they don’t offer any kind of online retail purchasing. But this eyeliner is awesome! The pigment is there and the formula is creamy and buttery! I am currently wearing it and just like it say’s it’s smear proof even wearing it in my waterline! This is another one of those out there colors I wouldn’t normally wear but I’m happy I got it because I really love how it wears and how the color looks on me!

Cosmoholic; Lipsitck; Shade-Unsure                                                              Retail Price $25

So I can’t tell what shade this one is base on the website examples and there is no shade name listed on the bottle so I’m going between either “Not Your Average Nude” or “Passionate Peach”. Either way this is an awesome lip product! I have received a mini from this company before and I really liked it! This being the full size comes with the most awesome lights in the cap so that you can see what your doing better when your applying your lipstick! The downside to this is that it’s actually more of a sheer gloss consistence and it wears like a gloss! Now the only reason I say that it is a down side is because it’s advertised as a high pigment lipstick so it’s really just having the correct name but other than that this is a fantastic lip product and looks absolutely beautiful!

Laritzy Cosmetics; Lip Pencil; Shade- Retro Red                                    Retail Price $18

I have gotten a lip pencil from Laritzy before I think and I really like this brand and the formula on these! They are smooth and easy to apply. This one is in a muted red color which I really like because I can put different colors on top of it and get different looks! There isn’t really anything life changing about this pencil but it is really nice and applies really nicely as well.

This month’s total:

$83

And that’s all the goods that have come in my May Yes, Oh Yas! Box! I can’t wait for the upcoming months! On the Yes, Oh Yas! instagram a week ago they said that they are 95% on track to get us a palette every month! How incredible is that!!!

If you haven’t signed up for Yes, Oh Yas! you should it’s a great box with lots of different brand make up to try! Remember you can use code CURVYE to get 10% off your first box!

Update: On the info card that came with the box two of the products listed incorrectly as far as price goes-they had the Nomad eyeshadow listed as $18 which is incorrect and the Estate highlighter as $12 also incorrect. Slightly inflated but this box is still worth it!

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Kiss Me Club : May 2018

Kiss Me Club by Live Glam is a monthly subscription for lip sticks. These are the Kiss Me Club brand lipsticks. You get 3 liquid lipsticks (they are adding in glosses and satin finish to some months) for $19.99 a month and free shipping in the US. Each month includes 3 different shades that you haven’t received before. You can cancel at any time and skip months you don’t want. They also offer a points and perks plan that allows you to shop different make up and things on their site.

Live Glam also offers a brush club subscription for $19.99 with Morphe Brushes and they have an eyeshadow club coming as well that looks to be $19.99 for 6 eye shadows.

Lets get into this months lip colors!

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This month had a bridal theme which I think is oh so fitting given that we are in full swing of wedding season!

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This month these beauties came in this adorable silver bag and this month it didn’t have the normal Kiss Me logo on the front so this makes it nice to use for something else! The lipsticks themselves came in their beautiful rose gold packaging that I really adore! Now for the shades!

Fiancé

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This is a sheer baby pink gloss! It comes off with some pigment in a swatch but depending on the color of your lips it doesn’t have too much pigment when applied! This is just like the other glosses I have received from this subscription in the sense that they take a few dips into the tube to get the right amount on the lips but when you do it’s really beautiful! I enjoy getting glosses because glossy lips are starting to be all of the rage so I absolutely love getting new ones to try!

Bride to Be

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This really is the most perfect wedding day shade! It’s stunning and the perfect muted dusty rose color! It’s one of my all time favorites and something I have been wearing non stop since I got it! I love how it wears and it looks great with gloss on top as well!

Bachelorette

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We all know I love my dark colors! And this is a beautiful color! The name I think is very appropriate because it’s a bold color for a bold night out! I normally don’t wear these on the day to day during the spring and summer but I think this will be stunning in the fall! This formula thankfully also wasn’t patchy like one of the previous dark colors I have gotten but I really love this shade and I think I will be getting this out a lot this fall!

 

I really love this subscription and though I don’t think I need more lipsticks every month I am always so drawn in my the new shades! I’m looking forward to next month!!

 

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Boxy Charm : May 2018

Boxy Charm is $21 a month for 4-5 full size products. The box is always guaranteed to a value of $100 or more each month. They offer a wide range of brands from emerging to well known. There is a beauty quiz you can take similar to Ipsy to go over your skin tone, skin type, hair color, eye color, so on and so forth. They also offer a user friendly website to allow you to review the items in your box.

And we have come up on another great box this month!

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This months theme is Boxy Bash to celebrate Boxy Charms birthday!

Now for the goods!

PUR The Complexion Authority; Sculptor Highlight and Contour Palette     Retail Price $30

Boxy Charm partners with PUR quite often and every palette and product I get is always amazing! I really love that this month we got a sculpting palette! I always want to try different bronzing and contouring powders but I’m afraid they will be too dark for me. That being said this palette looks really really dark but when you apply with a light hand it really comes off beautifully on the skin! The highlights in this palette are also stunning! I was slightly worried again that the more rosegold shade would be too dark for my skin tone but I was pleasantly surprised with how beautiful and blinding these highlights come off! The other nice thing is that all of these colors are buildable which I couldn’t appreciate more! The formula is smooth and buttery and I really really love this palette! It’ll be super nice for traveling!

img_0869Cover FX; Blurring Primer                Retail Price $38

I’m still testing out this primer but the first time I used it I really liked it! It applied really nicely and my foundation layered on top really nice as well. It even did looked nice over my nose which can be a problem area for me when the weather gets warm out. The only down side that I have had with this primer is that by the end of the day my face was pretty greasy. I went to take some lip swatch photo’s and decided against it because of how oily my face was. But I am going to keep testing this out before I make a final thought on this primer!

 

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Aesthetica; Pro Brush Series, 3-Piece Eyeliner, Brow and Spoolie brush set  Retail Price $45 and Pro Brush Series Professional Powder Makeup Brush #P12  Retail Price $27

I will always be so incredibly happy to have brushes in any of my subscriptions! These are amazing quality and super nice! They also pair nicely with the other products we received in this months box! The face brush is really soft and though it picks up a lot of product when you dip it in it also blends out the product beautifully! The eye brush set is so needed as I have needed a stand along spoolie for some time because for some reason I don’t have just a spoolie on it’s own so I absolutely love that part of the set. The angle brow brush I don’t see my self using as much because it is really thick and I prefer brow pencils rather than applying powder. The liner brush is also very neat and precise and goes perfectly with the next product we received in out box.

Pretty Vulgar; The Ink Gel Eyeliner; Shade- Black                                     Retail Price $24

Can we just have a moment for this packaging! I mean come on isn’t this just adorable! It’s like a little ink pot and it has embossed feather pen details on each side of the logo. I absolutely love the adorable packaging that Pretty Vulgar comes up with! It’s just so unique and creative! Now for this eyeliner…I think it speaks for itself when you look at the swatch on my hand! I mean look at that! PIGMENTED! Now I’m not normally a gel eyeliner wearer so this is definitely putting me out of my comfort zone but it’s a push I’m loving! I wore this yesterday just in a simple small line and I was so impressed with not only how long it stayed on my eye but how great it looked all day! I will be trying to include this into my looks more and more!

Beauty Creations; Long Wear Matte Lip Gloss; Shade- Sweet Heart         Retail Price $10

This was a collaboration with Beauty Creations and Boxy Charm. It’s a beautiful shade and one of my favorite types of pink! When I opened up this container to swatch this lip color it felt very familiar to another lipstick I had received from a subscription but I was sure it was a different brand. Sure enough I went and took a look and found that this lipstick formula, packaging, and scent are all the exact same as the Bella Pierre lipsticks I have gotten before. I think one of these companies probably does some sort of private labeling. However this lipstick is really nice! The only downside to this formula is that when it dries down it gets extremely tacky! I mean lips sticking together tacky! I find these work best with an actual gloss over the top. I will also say that the scent on these lipsticks is very prominent with a artificial candy smell to it. For me it’s not super bothersome but I can see where it could be a turn off for others. All in all though this is a nice size liquid lip stick for only $10.

 

So that concludes this months Boxy Charm and we have come to a grand total of…..

$174.00

As you can see this is total worth the money! This is one of my favorite subscriptions and I just love it more and more each month! It allows the ability to try out different make up that I might not normally have the money or option to try out! I can’t wait to see what next month holds!

 

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Ipsy Review : May 2018

For those of you who don’t know about this subscription bag it is  $10 and contain 5 deluxe size samples (and sometimes full size products)  each month.

Ipsy starts with a beauty quiz that asks you questions about different things you like as well as your different features (i.e. Blonde hair, green eyes, fair skin). Each month you also can review the products your received; so if you love something you let them know and if you hate something you let them know.

Lets get into this months bag!

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This month’s bag is super cute! Even for being yellow and orange (two colors I really don’t like) it’s really adorable! The theme was all about travel. I also wanted to note I got my bag super early this month which is why it’s first up during Subscription Week!

Now for this month products!

SLMiss Glam; Sparkle Every Day Glam Beauty Sponge

I was so incredibly excited when I sneak peaked this for my bag this month! I absolutely LOVE SL Miss Glam! Stephanie is the sweetest and her products are just to die for! The sponge we got in this months back was a mini version of her normal Sparkle Sponges. I took a picture of the two sponges next each other to show the comparison. Both sponges are wet in the photo too. I really love this mini sponge for blending out concealer and applying my setting powder! The full size sponge is one of my favorites to use daily and I really need to order a couple more here soon! This was probably my favorite item from this months bag.

NYX Proffessional Make Up; Soft Matte Lip Cream; Shade- Cairo            Full Size $6.50

I got a different shade one of these last month and I loved it! The formula is very whipped and interesting! It does take time to dry down but when it does it’s a beautiful and comfortable finish. This shade isn’t one of my favorites because it’s super nude! I’m not a nude lover like the vast majority of people out there so this is a real struggle for me to find looks to wear it with but I like to pair it with different lip liners and pigmented glosses. I will say I really do like this formula from NYX!

Elizabeth Mott Cosmetics; Pop Goes the Shadow; Shade- Mermaid Teal     Retail Price $13

We have received shadows from Elizabeth Mott in the past and the pigment and quality is always amazing! This is my favorite shade I have gotten from this brand yet! It’s a stunning teal with gold, green and blue flip to it. It’s subtle but gorgeous. I don’t normally use colors like this in my day to day but I love to give them a try for a fun pop of color every once in a while. The pigment is amazing with or without wetting the brush and looks stunning. I paired it up with my Jaclyn Hill Palette and it looked amazing!

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Tarte; Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder                   Full Size $ 33

I’m really not a fan of this powder! It’s super super finely milled and very smooth but it gives off the worst white cast! I didn’t even have to take flash photo’s to see the white cast this was giving off! After wearing this for a full day my under eye’s looks so pale I almost looked sick and the texture of the powder was just something odd. It’s almost so finely milled and so smooth that it feels like it just mushes on my skin. This just didn’t cute it for me this month.

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TonyMoly; Painting Therapy Pack; Black Sebum Control                    Full Size $ 6.50

I haven’t had a chance to try this out yet but I always love getting masks in my different subscriptions because it makes for a nice break up of the normal routine! According to the TonyMoly site though this mask has bamboo and charcoal in it that helps extract impurities and breaks down dead skin. I’m hopping to give this a try and hopefully have an update to this post before it goes live!

 

This concluded my Ipsy bag for the month of May! I really love Ipsy and I find it amazing the variety of products and items we receive all for only $10 a month! I can’t wait to see what comes next month!

 

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Sephora PLAY! : April 2018

You might be wondering why this is so late…well yet again this was the last box to come in and due to some glitch in shipping it took 17 days to get to me…#reasonsicontimplatecanceling

Similar to Ipsy this is also a monthly subscription bag that is $10 and comes with 5 deluxe size samples (and even some full size). This bag also comes with a sample fragrance each month.

This subscription bag comes with products based of your PLAY! profile which you create when you first sign up. It also comes with the PLAY! Book with tips, tricks and beauty advise, the PLAY! PASS that you can redeem for 50 points in Sephora and a one on one tutorial, and the PLAY! DATE which is a monthly meet up to discuss tips and tricks for the products in the bag that month.

Lets get into this months back!

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This months theme “Make It Snappy” not really sure what this had to do with the products in the bag but we will get into that.

Urban Decay; Hi-Fi Lip Gloss; Shade- SPL                                          Full Size Retail $20

This would be the definition of sample size! I have gotten other lip product samples they are always bigger than the ones I get in my Sephora PLAY! box. This one is tiny and I actually feel like it only has a few uses in it. But it is a fun gloss topper. It looks pink in the tube but doesn’t have that much pigment to it so it’s nice to put on top of different lip colors. There is quite a lot of glitter in these and it does make for a fun jazzed up look. I however don’t like the formula! It’s sticky and takes a lot to get an even layer on the lips. To think this was one of the highlighted things in my box this month…no much hope fore the rest of the items…

Make Up For Ever; Ultra HD Perfector Skin Tint Foundation SPF 25; Shade-#6 Warm Sand Full Size Retail Price $36

This is probably the most irritating item in the box this month because well as you can blatantly see in the photo- IT’S NO WHERE NEAR MY SKIN COLOR! When I opened this up and swatched it I was so disappointed because this isn’t even close to a shade I would wear even with a tan! So I can’t tell you much about this product because I can’t test it out. And honestly I don’t know that a skin tint is worth $36 for 1.01 oz of product in the full size. Lets move on…

IT Cosmetics; Bye Bye Pores Pressed Poreless Finish Airbrsh Pressed Powder                  Full Size Retail $29

I have gotten this product before in a different subscription and it’s an ok powder. I will say it’s not my favorite and I find it to be too powdery on my skin. It does set my under eyes pretty good but it’s not the powder I reach for and need to have. I’m also not the biggest fan of pressed powders I normally prefer loose powders to set my face. I will use this one for a little while but I don’t know that it will be something I reach for all of the time.

Fresh; Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask                                   Full Size Retail $62

A turn for the better we got this Fresh mask! I really like getting mask products because it gives me a chance to try it out and see how it works with my skin and I’m not fully committed to a product that might not work. I haven’t had time to give this mask a try but I am really looking forward to it. The smell is really nice and is said to help with skin smoothing which I need right now coming out of winter. Let me know if you have tried this and if you like it!?

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Perter Thomas Roth; Skin to Die For No- Filter Mattifying Primer and Complexion Perfector             Full Size Retail Price $28

I did get a chance to try this out today as I am writing this post and I’m not totally sure of my thoughts on it just yet. I really like the feel and the smooth way it applied to my skin, however with the foundation I used today it seems to be separating around my nose. And of course the foundation I used isn’t my usual go to but is one I do use during the summer. I’m going to have to test this out more and see if it’s really something I like or if it’s a bust for my skin type. Only time will tell!

 

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MIU MIU; MIU MIU L’eau Rosee   Full Size Retail Price $81

We all know how I feel about perfume samples so I won’t drone on. Though it seems that this year they are alternating months with perfume samples and foil packet samples.

 

 

 

Well that concludes my Sephora PLAY! for April…to say the least I am less than impressed yet again… I had hope that they were stepping up their game but unfortunately that’s not the case. I am going to keep this subscription for now and hope that this was just a bad month.

Let me know what did you get in your Sephora PLAY! box? Also what other $10 subscriptions do you like that I could pick up to replace this one?

 

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Yes, Oh Yas! : April 2018

Yes, Oh Yas! is a new monthly subscription box ! They offer 3-7 full size products each month for $14.99 plus $3.99 shipping. This box allows you to discover new make up and beauty brands.

Yes, Oh Yas! actually reached out to me to become a brand promoter for their new subscription box.  They did give me a code to share with you all for 10% off you first box.

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CODE: CURVYE

Disclaimer: I don’t get paid from this code and I will always keep my opinions on the products honest, true and my own.

So lets get into this months box!

Crown Brushes; 12 Piece Pink Vegan brush Set                                Retail Value $12

I think it’s so awesome that we got a whole brush set in this months box! I mean how cute is this pink brush roll and the brushes have two tone pink and white bristles which is the cutest! The brushes are really nice quality and easy to use! I was really impressed to receive a whole set. This is really nice for traveling as well because you can just roll up your brushes throw them in your bag and head out! I have been using these like crazy and really love them!

Girlactick; Mechanical Eyeliner; Shade-Gray                                             Retail Price $19

This is such a interesting addition to this months box! I totally wasn’t expecting a gray eyeliner but I am so intrigued! The formula on this eyeliner is really nice and creamy! I was really impressed when I went to do a simple swatch and it melted on to my skin so easily. The other interesting thing about this eyeliner is that it comes with a angled/slanted product (similar to how lipstick is slanted). It makes it interesting to apply. I think it’s fun to try out a gray eyeliner but I have been struggling to find  looks to pair this with that it doesn’t just end up making my eye look dirty. I think I need to play with it some more and I will end up really loving how it looks.

bellaterra Mineral Cosmetics; Mineral Bronzer; Shade-Sensual              Retail Price $59.99

This mineral bronzer is so not worth the money. I was shocked when I read the website for the retail price on this one. I really struggled using this bronzer because it’s so incredibly shimmery and ends up looking muddy on my face. It’s also a really light color for being a bronzer so I have struggled getting it to look the way I want it too on my face. I need to try this one out as a blush to see how it looks given that it is so shimmery but as of right now I am really not a fan of this product and think it would be a waste of $60 if you purchased this after the fact. I also really dislike this kind of packaging because it’s so hard to get product where you want it without making a mess.

Manna Kadar Beauty; Flutter Mascara                                               Retail Price $29

Another mascara to add to the collection! This one I wasn’t sure about because as anyone who follows me knows I’m not a huge fan of this style of mascara wand. But none the less I gave it a try! And believe it or not I really like! I was so impressed with how this oddly shaped brush really made my lashes look long and somewhat fuller! Which isn’t always the case for me with brushes like these. I’m also a huge sucker for packaging so seeing this adorable rose gold foiling on the tube and the rose gold package was just so cute! Now the one downside I have had with this mascara is that it’s a pain to get off! I tried oil based makeup remover, no oil make up remover, eye specific make up remover, waterproof make up remover and it took sooo much tugging and rubbing and pulling to get this off. I feel like this is probably best when paired with the Manna Kadar lash primer which is separate because this just stuck to my lashes and didn’t want to let go! This isn’t always a bad thing when it comes to mascara’s but for me it was a giant pain! However this can be a good thing when you need a long wearing mascara that doesn’t flake!

 

In this months box we have a grand total of….

$119.99!!!!

Again such great value! Each month I feel like this subscription surprises us with more and more. This wasn’t one of my favorite months but I seeing the sneak peaks for next month I am really excited to see what is in store! Remember you can use code CURVYE for 10% off your first box!

 

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Boxy Charm : April 2018

Boxy Charm is $21 a month for 4-5 full size products. The box is always guaranteed to a value of $100 or more each month. They offer a wide range of brands from emerging to well known. There is a beauty quiz you can take similar to Ipsy to go over your skin tone, skin type, hair color, eye color, so on and so forth. They also offer a user friendly website to allow you to review the items in your box.

Let’s get into this months box!

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I have to say as each month’s box comes out I am more and more impressed and fall in love with everything they send me!

ColourPop; Semi Precious Eyeshadow Palette                                 Retail Price-$26

This month every subscriber got the option of one of five different ColourPop eyeshadow palettes! (this palette is also on sale right now for $18!)

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I  was really excited to not only hear about this as a spoiler but also to get the Semi Precious palette! This is one that I don’t think I would have gotten for myself but I am so happy it came in my box!! img_0519These are all shimmer shades and are absolutely stunning! The pigmentation on ColourPop shadows are so amazing considering how affordable of a brand they are! Now you might think this palette is on the higher priced side, especially for only 8 shades, but each of these pans is actually bigger than their average pressed shadow pan and each shade is unique! The quality of shadow is just amazing to me as well. These shadows are so shimmer and buttery and can be applied both dry or wet, with your finger or a brush and they look stunning every time! I have been using this palette since I got it for my all over lid colors and to highlight my inner corner and my brow bone. I’m just so impressed and so happy that we got ColourPop in our box this month!

Tarte Costemtics; Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter; Shade- Sparkler   Retail Price $29

Do you see the shine?! Do you see how bright this looks?! This is another amazing product and I have been loving using it! I normally am not a huge fan of liquid highlighters and this is just because I’m not very good at using them but when we got this I made it my goal to figure it out and boy have I! This really looks stunning on the skin and blends into the skin so nicely! I wear it on top of my foundation and apply it before I set my face with powder. It leaves such a beautiful glow! I have been in Love! I also like to set it with a powder highlight just for a bit of extra glow. The other nice thing about this product is that it only takes a small amount to go a really long way! I think this would also be great on the body, especially coming into spring and summer this is going to be awesoimg_0514me for some no make up, make up and days at the beach!

Dr. Brandt; Pores No More; Vaccum Cleaner         Retail Price $42

I haven’t had a chance to try this stuff out just yet but I have heard great things about it! There is a cooling sensation as this dry’s down on the face and helps to clean out for pores! I am really excited to try this out on my problem area’s around my nose and chin! I will update if I get a chance to use this before this post goes up!

 

 

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The BrowGal; The Instatint- Tinted Eyebrow Gel; Shade-02 Brown Hair Retail Price $22

This stuff is awesome! It’s slightly dark for my brows but I have used it with a light hand and I am so impressed with how it makes them stay all day with looking crunchy. This is really nice for on the go as well if you are in a hurry and just run this through your brows to give them some slight dimension and more fullness. The spooly is a nice size as well and makes it nice to comb through the brows. I have been using this almost daily and I love it!

Adesse New York; Hi Definition Liquid Lipstick; Shade-Haute Cocoa       Retail Price $24

This is so beautiful! I normally don’t gravitate toward these kind of brown/taupe shades because I don’t think they look very good on me but this is a beautiful lipstick! I was really surprised how much I like it! This is also a very glossy finish lipstick. It doesn’t feel sticky at all and is very pigmented and smooth to apply! When I was looking at the website they have some other beautiful colors I am considering purchasing that are more wearable for me but regardless this is a stunning lipstick. I have actually been wearing this more than I thought but I love how it’s the pigment of a liquid lip but with a glossy finish!

 

So this concludes another amazing month of Boxy Charm fun!!! This month box totaled….

$143!!!

This probably has to be my favorite subscription because of how much value it really holds! I can’t wait to see what we get next month!

 

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Ipsy Review : April 2018

For those of you who don’t know about this subscription bag it is  $10 and contain 5 deluxe size samples (and sometimes full size products)  each month.

Ipsy starts with a beauty quiz that asks you questions about different things you like as well as your different features (i.e. Blonde hair, green eyes, fair skin). Each month you also can review the products your received; so if you love something you let them know and if you hate something you let them know.

Lets get into this months bag!

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This bag is beyond adorable! When I saw the sneak peaks on the Ipsy Instagram I was swooning over how cute this is! I also love that it’s a decent size without being too big and fits so nicely in my purse! The shades of pink and the rose metallic detailing was just spot on and stunning! This is probably my new favorite bag from Ipsy!

Now for this months products!

Meech and Mia; Loose Eyeshadow; Shade- Copper

This loose shadow is stunning! It’s a very warm copper color and I wish my photo was better on this one but it really is stunning! It also applies very nicely to the eye. I did wet my brush when I used this shadow and it makes for the most metallic and almost wet looking lid! This is a color I don’t normally like to use so it’s been a stretch for me to incorporate this shade into more of my looks to really test it out. It really is a stand out shade! I couldn’t get the website to load for Meech and Mia so I wasn’t able to link the shadow in the post.

 

Trust Fund Beauty; That Glo Tho Liquid Highlighter; Shade- Lit AF

Holy Highlight! Do you see how blinding this is! And that was a small amount too. I am totally blown away! To be totally honest too, liquid highlighters scare me a bit because of how intense they are and how it easily can become too much but this one has been fun to experiment and try out! I really have loved how it looks on my skin and it’s absolutely beautiful! Even though this is a smaller bottle it’s going to last me a good while because a little bit goes such a long way. The shade is really beautiful as well being a smooth rose gold color. This will be getting lots of use!

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Firma Beauty; 202 Angled Blender

To be the broken record you all know I am.. I LOVE GETTING BRUSHES! This one is very nice quality and super nice for blending out color in the crease. I like to put the angle part up so that it really diffuses the color I am using in the crease while not making a huge mess on my lid. And just because I am a sucker for cute packaging and these brushes are beautifully packaged! the crisp white with the bronze feral is just classy and stunning!

 

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Purlisse; Coconut Oil + Coffee Sugar Body Scrub 

This is such a fun scrub! It is an exfoliant and provides moisture all at the same time! I have loved to use this on my dry patches in the shower in the morning because the coffee sent is so strong and I love it! I like getting these kinds of things in my subscriptions because I don’t normally buy these kinds of items for myself so this gives me the chance to try them out before committing to buying the full size!

 

NYX Professional Make-Up; Soft Matte Lip Cream; Shade- Ibiza

I was so excited to get this in this months bag! I have always wanted to try the NYX liquid lip sticks and this one is amazing! I love the color also! It’s the perfect pinky coral color. Even though online it say’s it’s a deep rose pink this has more warm tones to it. I really like this color for the coming spring and summer months! The formula on these is incredible as well! It’s very smooth and soft and applies like a dream! It also has a really nice wear time I was really impressed with how long it stayed on during the day even with eating and drinking.

 

So that concludes my April Ipsy and I am so happy with the products I got this month! Let me know what you go in your Ipsy this month!?

 

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Kiss Me Club : April 2018

Kiss Me Club by Live Glam is a monthly subscription for lip sticks. These are the Kiss Me Club brand lipsticks. You get 3 liquid lipsticks (they are adding in glosses and satin finish to some months) for $19.99 a month and free shipping in the US. Each month includes 3 different shades that you haven’t received before. You can cancel at any time and skip months you don’t want. They also offer a points and perks plan that allows you to shop different make up and things on their site.

Live Glam also offers a brush club subscription for $19.99 with Morphe Brushes and they have an eyeshadow club coming as well that looks to be $19.99 for 6 eye shadows.

Lets get into this month’s lippies!

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The month of April was the 1st Birthday for Live Glam’s Kiss me club and they celebrated by offering an additional lippie up for grabs. You could purchase it for $5 plus shipping (if you bag hadn’t already shipped) or use points that you can earn with Live Glam to be redeemed for free makeup and brushes and in this case for a special edition lipstick!

So lets start with that one in our swatches!

(P.S. I’m trying to get better at my selfie came for these lip swatch photos bare with me!)

BDay Kisses

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I really enjoy shades like this one because they are bright and bold and so much fun! I know a bright fuchsia like this might not be everyone’s cup of tea but it really is a beautiful shade! As always the matte formula is really nice and long lasting. This shade for me will be getting some good use this coming spring and summer!

 

Butterfly

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An interesting shade for sure and beautiful! This is a bright raspberry shade with a slight glitter flip. I want to say the glitter is a blueish undertone but it’s so fine that I can’t quite put on finger on it. This is another bold shade that really makes a statement and if you aren’t afraid to try different lip colors this is a beautiful shade to give a try!

 

Poppy

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Poppy is another interesting color for this month! In the tube it looks very much like a red but when applied and swatched I can’t help but think of it as a firey, pinky, coral. It’s such an interesting shade I just can’t quiet describe it. I really feel like this can be suited for many skin tones because of it’s unique color and for me it’s a small step out of my comfort zone because I normally don’t like warm coral shades but this one really is beautiful.

 

Soft Mist

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For some reason I am always so taken back by the different metallic shades and how wearable they seem to be. This one is a warm coppery gold. It’s got great shimmer and actually paired really nice with my eye look here. I have been impressed by the quality of the metallic lip sticks since I got the first on in my first month subscribing.

 

Over all this was a month full of bold and bright colors that are so fitting for the upcoming spring and summer seasons and I love having so many options to choose from! I will say this month is bold and bright similar to last month but I love this month much more because of the pinks. I’m excited to see what new colors will be for next month!

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Disclaimer: I do get reward points if you sign up through the link but in no way is this sponsored and my opinions are always and will always be my own.

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