Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm January 2021

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! My first subscription of the month arrived!

BoxyCharm January 2021

So, new year and first box of that new year and this is BoxyCharm. This year I am giving this box a few more months after seeing leftovers from Ipsy with a few items and debating on cancelling. I saw my card and it’s not too bad, I would say it’s better. This box is the base box which will cost $25 a month and you tend to get more luxury and higher end brands. Let’s see what I got shall we?

Ciate London Velvet Shadow Pallet: First up is a product by Ciate London and not too mad about this. I have been into this brand all thanks to trying out lip products by them in Ipsy and then started getting a few things in this box from them. This pallet has a mix of metallics and mattes to create many looks. The formula of this pallet is a velvety feel that it gives a soft feel. I have to try this shadow pallet since it’s my first pallet from these guys. I have tried some of their face and lip products so it’s now time for eyes! This retails for $30.

Farmacy Daily Greens Oil Moisturizer: Next up is a product from Farmacy and it’s their Greens Oil Moisturizer. I have enjoyed their make up remover and glad to get this since it gives me a chance to try more things by these guys. This is an oil and silicon free daily moisturizer that brings lasting moisture to the skin. This contains Fida nutrients hyaluronic acid. That catches my ears since I have been enjoying skin care with hyaluronic acid. Even though I have so many moisturizers at the moment but don’t mind getting another for the day. Let’s see how this one goes! This retails for $38.

Ace Beaute Bronzed in Paradise Pallet: Next up is from Ace Beaute and it’s the item I chose. I remembered this was in a past box but I didn’t get it so I wanted to try out something from them that is face related and glad to choose this since I do tend to use bronzer to contour around my cheeks. This is a part of their Paradise Collection that came out last year and I guess they had some leftover pallets and couldn’t sell them in their shop so they gave it out as a choice item and glad I did select this one. This features four bronzers in this pallet and they help in giving a Sunkissed look. I will have to see how well these work on my skin. This retails for $30.

Dr. Brandt Do Not Age Eye Cream: Next is a product from Dr. Brandt and glad to get this since the price is so high that I gasped. This is a peptide enriched eye cream that helps with signs of aging around the eyes for refreshed younger looking eyes. I do use eye creams as a base for my concealer and it does help with any under eye circles I may have since I do wake up early for work and hoping this does keep my concealer on too. This retails for $85, yes, I know! That’s expensive!

Bali Balm Sweet Orange & Coconut Lip Balm: Final item is from Bali Balm which is a brand I never heard of. I have noticed that boxyCharm has been giving out lip balms which is very important in my routine when putting on lip products since my lips do dry underneath what I wear. This lip balm includes sweet orange and coconut oils to help moisturize the lips and I have just put it on and it feels very conditioning. I have to keep on using this since I have tried so many lip balms from my boxes and they have worked out very well. This retails for $33.

Well guys this box was a lot better than last month’s box! I feel like this had better items and a better start to 2021. I did choose another Ace Beaute item for next month but glad to try out a bronzing pallet and it will take a bit to get to the eye cream and moisturizer since this would help with concealer and my face with my moisturizer. Now hoping next month’s bag will not cause the unsubscribing. Let’s see how long it will take for the other subscriptions!

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag July 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with the last subscription post!

 

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2020

it’s time for my Ipsy Glam Bag and it was the last to arrive. Even though I didn’t get any add-ons this month but didn’t get shipped until after my GB Plus did. This bag is $12 a month and you get sample sizes of brands ranging from drugstore, indie, prestige, and luxury. You also get a makeup bag like with GB Plus! Let’s see what I got this month!

Ciate London Hempz Citron & Quartz Body Lotion: First is another item from Hempz and it’s also another body lotion but I will be using this for my hands. I’m happy to get another one of these but the issue I have is that towards the end it gets harder to squeeze with how thick the product is. Not only this has the usual hemp seed oil that helps with hydration but it also has citrus oils  and extracts to help protect the skin from aging and apparently it’s good for applying after you shave your legs. I have to try that since I tend to use our blades from Dollar Shave Club and yes the shave butter is really cooling but I still have my dry patches. This also has quartz crystal particles to light up the skin with some shimmer. I hope it is not too harsh since my skin has something that is glitter. I hope it doesn’t break me out!
Luxie 205 Tapered Blending Brush: Next up is another brush from Luxie and it’s their tapered blending brush. I do love their brushes and have gotten a few sets from them over time and I recommend these over Morphe due to how well they do the job. I will be using this to apply shadows or blend them after I apply my shadow look. It is so soft and it does fit my eye lid very well. Let’s see how this goes!
Space Case Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Space Food: Another eye shadow from these guys and this time it’s called Space Food. This is a shimmery silver and still has the same soft formula I know and love. I can’t wait to wear this on my eyes with a silver liner! I highly recommend this brand too!
The Balm Cosmetics Will Powdered Blush in Worth the Wait: Another product from the Balm and this time it’s a blush. There are times where I rarely get blushes in this bag. I mention on my profile I love blush and bronzer and it gets ignored sometimes. I understand so many items so little time. I am glad to get this in my bag this month but the thing is I wish they didn’t put it in smaller books because it’s hard to get a face brush in any face related samples. It’s best to do it with shadows but not face items. Please Balm Cosmetics put it in a compact like how Ofra does it for their samples for Ipsy. Anyways, this is a natural tone blush that is supposed to help wake up the skin with a trio of plant extracts and not made with any harmful ingredients. Also, it’s very easy to blend. I will have to try this out since I have tried the blushes in the Rock 1 and 2 pallets I have in my makeup collection and have enjoyed what I’ve tried so far.
Ciate London Watermelon Burst Hydrating Lip Oil: Finally my choice product is a lip oil from Ciate London! I have been into lip oils because my lips do get dry even while teaching or not being able to re-apply my lip product either after a nap or after eating. I was surprised that this came in a small tube but not hating it though. Apparently watermelon extract is also supposed to be good for hydration on the lips. I have seen a lot of watermelon skin care from different brands and glad to try this out from Ciate since I have been a fan of their products for a few years now.

Well guys that is it for this month’s Glam Bag! I wish the Balm would give bigger compacts for their samples when it comes to face products because there are times where I use a big blush brush myself. I may get the item full size if I do enjoy it. I can’t wait to try out the eye shadow I got from Space Case this time since I have enjoyed their products for years as well. I will have to see how the Hempz lotion will go since my skin can get a little sensitive on the body to some sparkle. Let’s see what happens in the Review Round Up next month! Also, can’t wait to see what my birthday month holds for all my subscriptions!

Hempz Body Lotion: https://hempz.com/products/fresh-fusions-citrine-crystal-quartz-herbal-body-moisturizer?_pos=2&_sid=852ce9b37&_ss=r
Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Brush: https://www.luxiebeauty.com/products/luxie-205-tapered-blending-rose-gold
Space Case Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Space Food: https://spacecasecosmetics.com/products/space-food
The Balm COsmetics Blush: https://thebalm.com/search?type=product%2Carticle&q=Will+Powder+Blush+in+shade+Worth+the+Wait
Ciate London Watermelon Burst Lip Oil: https://www.sephora.com/product/watermelon-burst-hydrating-lip-oil-P446307

The Subscription Satelite: BoxyCharm February 2020!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with a subscription!

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance PadsCiate London Every Day Vacay Coconut PowderAlomar Cosmetics Complexion Brush TrioBoxyCharm February 2020!

Oh yes it’s that time again and that is my subscriptions! All three came in this week and was surprised that it did. On Tuesday my Glam Bag Plus and BoxyCharm came in first and then yesterday my Ipsy came in. Never saw that happen until this month this year. I’m not complaining! Anyways, this box is $25 a month and you get five full size products from prestige and luxury brands! I didn’t get a card so I have to go off the website from what I got! Thank you Seeing A. I. for letting me know what was in my box!

Becca Cosmetics Ultimate Cover 24 Hour Foundation: First is another item from Becca and this time it’s the foundation that was on a card a few months ago. If you remembered me mentioning that BoxyCharm gave a quiz on complexion products and asked everyone about their foundation and concealer because they were starting to give out these items this year and depending on your box you either got a card with samples of Pretty Vulgar’s concealer or Becca’s foundation and I got Becca’s foundation card and matched myself to Cashmere. This was also what I picked but decided to do the pick since knowing that they may get it wrong but glad I did get to choose this in my Boxy Choice even though it didn’t give me the shadow pallet from Iconic London but I realized I have so many shadow pallets I need one month off at least and they did it last February too with a break from a shadow pallet. Anyways, I did hear this is a dry skin horror but I want to try and see if this is true since I have dryness issues and see how it goes and how the shade looks on me in full. Plus it claims to be breathable so have to see! This foundation retails for $44!
Alomar Complexion Brush Trio: Next is another product from Alomar and this time its brushes and it’s a face brush trio. I’m happy to get these since I do love brushes and can’t go wrong in having good face ones either. These feel really soft and I can’t wait to try these and see how well my makeup blends as well. These retail for $36!
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads: Next is something I haven’t gotten in a subscription in a long time and that is from First Aid Beauty. Remember when I first tried them in Ipsy? Well, I got them here through BoxyCharm and its Facial Radiance Pads. These kind of remind me of my Clearasil pads but these work differently. These pads contain the daily amount of lactic and glycolic acids that help smooth and brighten the skin and also tone it even sensitive skin types like me. So far these have been pretty good because I’ve been using them after cleaning off my makeup to help balance my skin again since I do wear makeup to work every day and having something after cleaning it off makes it feel cleaner. I will have to keep using these. I wonder if Ulta carries these because they retail for $17.
Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Powder: I am so glad I got another powder so I won’t have to run out to buy another! That is one good thing I love about subscriptions I don’t have to worry about re-stocking on products and over stocking on them either so I can just use my backups as time goes on. Anyways, I’m glad that I get to try another item from Ciate London that is face related and this is supposed to smell slightly like coconut and it’s finely milled and doesn’t cause flashback either. I can’t wait to use this since I’m using another powder at the moment. This retails for $22!
Ebio Cleansing Hemp Wipes: Final item is from Evio and they are cleansing wipes. I have to say is these aren’t good for makeup cleaning on the face because they suck! I tried to use these on removing my Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara and had a hard time when they claim to remove any waterproof makeup. I also feel like with the first two wipes they were kind of dry. I am just going to use these to clean my brushes instead of cleaning my makeup off because I think the Pharmacy Green Clean and the Up & Up Wipes just work a lot more than these! $9.50 is their retail price and I would not recommend.

Well guys that is it for this month’s box. I did find it a little meh but I’m actually happy that I get to try an actual foundation as in not a trial size bottle. Also, I get to try a powder from Ciate London which will be great once I get to open it at last. Not only that getting to try brushes from Alomar and another First Aid Beauty item kind of rounded it off. Not too bad of a box and glad to try new things from brands I have tried even in other subscriptions. Can’t wait for March’s box! So guys stay tuned for Glam Bag Plus!
Becca 24 Hour Coverage Foundation