I am a single mom of three. They are my world. I LOVE makeup and beauty products! My favorite hobbies include reviewing makeup and beauty products, (as well as photography). I have quite the makeup collection!
This is my all-time favorite witch hazel! It is a gentle astringent that is safe for both your face and body! This witch hazel cleanses, soothes and treats oily, irritated and damaged skin. I love the fact this witch hazel is a natural reliever for itchy and inflamed skin, so you don't have to worry about harmful chemicals added. I have extremely sensitive skin and other skin issues, so this is perfect for my skin!
This is the Nightingale Smokey Eyeshadow Palette by Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics. I received it in my Boxycharm for the month of September. The palette retails for $35. It is made up of 12 highly pigmented shades. The palette includes matte, shimmer and satin finishes. They are soft in texture, with a smooth formula. This makes for easy blending and long-wear. The palette is formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, gluten, and is cruelty-free.
The eyeshadow shades include: Nocturnal (ivory matte), Pillow Fight (champagne satin), Break Free (shimmering white), Darkside (shimmering smoke satin), Hide & Seek (light gray matte), Clutch (rose gold shimmer), Flip Out (chocolate brown matte), Eye Spy (bronze satin), Silver Spoon (blue slate satin), Swoop (cool brown matte), After Midnight (deep gray matte), All Nighter (black brown matte). . Now time for my review.. I absolutely LOVE this eyeshadow palette! It is so beautiful and versatile! You can create so many different looks with this one palette! The packaging is gorgeous itself and includes a mirror! How convenient! The shade and finish combinations are fantastic! I can't wait to use this throughout Fall, because it is perfect for the season! The formula is so easy to blend and the shades all go so well together! Makes for great eyeliner as well! I give this palette a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/out of 5 stars!
This is the Baked Blush-n-Brighten in the shade Tropic Hues. The Tropic Hues shade is made up of swirls of coral, pink, and bronze. I received it in my Boxycharm for September. It retails for $28. This baked blush adds a glowy flush to your cheeks. I love the delicate way this product is manufactured. The swirls of liquid pigments are baked in Italy for 24 hours on terracotta tiles and hand-finished into a silky dome of powder. The formula is smooth, longwearing, paraben free and infused with antioxidants. I have been a long time fan of this product and own a couple other shades, but Tropic Hues is new to me. I love it just the same! This formula is much like wearing both a blush and highlighter in one. It gives you a flush to your cheeks and glow at the same time. I highly recommend it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/out of 5 stars!
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This is the Ink Gel Eyeliner by Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics. It retails for $22. I received it in my Boxycharm in May. This is a highly-pigmented gel eyeliner! It provides a quick-drying application. The formula is enriched with vitamin C to condition the lids. Its creamy and water-resistant formula allows for smooth application that lasts all day without budging. Let's talk about this packaging! Oh my goodness, how adorable! So very pretty! Like a real ink well! I am a sucker for beautiful packaging! I LOVED how simple, easy and smooth this eyeliner was to swatch! The eyeliner went on well, had a great consistency, and stayed on! I absolutely love it and highly recommend! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/out of 5 stars!
This is the cult favorite Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. I received it in my May Boxycharm. It is a luxurious all-over body cream that absorbs quickly to help visibly tighten the appearance of skin. The formula is infused with powerful, caffeine-rich Guaraná extract and a mixture of Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil, and Coconut Oil. This fast-absorbing cream is scented with pistachio and salted caramel fragrance. I absolutely LOVE the smell of this cream!! It is delicious, in a subtle manner. The formula doesn't leave you greasy or with any after residue. It is very moisturizing and long lasting. I highly recommend it! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/out of 5 stars!
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This is the Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in the shade Straight Up. I received it in my August Boxycharm. This lipstick is a terracotta cream color. The formula is loaded with pigment, glides on smooth and light on the lips. It also feels very moisturizing. The satin-smooth creams soften and protect lips, with shea butter and vitamins C and E. This silky, vitamin-fortified formula won't dry out or settle unevenly on lips. This lipstick has a lot of pros and cons, in my opinion. The first major con being the shade I received from Boxycharm. It is the most unflattering shade of brown I have seen in some time. I'm not sure it would look ok on any skin tone. Another con is the staying power. This cream formula is not very long lasting. The extreme moisturizing effects made me think of a chapstick consistency. I definitely would not recommend this lipstick. I'll give it a ⭐⭐/out of 5 stars!
This is the Beauty Creations Matte Liquid Lip Gloss in the shade Kiss Me. I received it in my May Boxycharm. It is specially formulated to provide full coverage that dries to a seamless, smooth and matte finish. Its lightweight application is long wearing. The formula has a sweet scent. It is a great formula and affordable price, but this shade isn't my fav. The color is a hot fuchsia tone, so a bit bold for me. I will still give it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐/out of 5 stars.
I received this eyeliner in my June Boxycharm. The shade is charcoal. It is a 100% vegan, waterproof eyeliner pencil. This eyeliner glides on SO smooth. It can be used along the upper lash line or water line. I was excited to receive this eyeliner in a shade that was different than the usual black. The charcoal shade is beautiful and a nice change to my usual look. The formula glides right on and stays put all day. I highly recommend it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/out of 5 stars!
This is the OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Verona. I received it in my June Boxycharm. It is a one-step, full lip color that does not feather. The formula is creamy, soft in texture, and moisturizing to your lips. My only negative about this lipstick is the shade. I was sent Verona, which is a mocha nude brown. It is not very flattering on my skintone and looks like an unappealing brown color. Just blahhh.. I still give it a ⭐⭐⭐/out of 5 stars for the formula.