Chatty Update and Package Opening

Hello Fellow Goo Hoarders!

I sat down filmed and fun little update and package opening video for y’all.

Happy Weekend.

Stay Awesome,

Clare

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NEW VIDEO: Boxycharm March 2016

Welcome Back, My Fellow Goo Hoarders!

Here’s this month’s Boxycharm Box Unboxing.

We received:

OFRA’s Body Illuminator: http://bit.ly/22szCOq
Chella’s Eyebrow Pencil in Taupe: http://bit.ly/1UHobjn
CM Style de Paris by Catherine Malindrino: http://bit.ly/1WwLVpA
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows: http://bit.ly/TQCWW6
Luxie Brush: http://bit.ly/1opLceF

Here’s a link to subscribe: http://bit.ly/1SZelcF

Stay Awesome,

Clare

BoxyCharm – April 2015

Hello Fellow Goo Horders!

Look at that…. It’s already May! Wow. Can you believe it? We’re getting Sneak Peeks for this month’s box.. I’m so late!

Here’s April’s BoxyCharm Review.

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The theme is April Bloom. And I still love the pink crinkle paper.. and Simon the Wonder Cat is still trying to eat it.

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Coolway Hair Smoothing Lotion – This stuff is awesome! It totally smooths the hair and tames the frizzes. It’s definitely a lotion, but it’s lightweight. The smell is clean with a touch of mint. This stuff adds a lot of shine. Blowdrying is so much easier. It also makes using a flat urn easier, too. I love this stuff!! It makes my hair look better. Retails for $24.95

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Ofra Derma Mineral Powder in Pink Sapphire-  This stuff is SHIMMER! Nuthin’ but SHIMMA! Very soft blendable. They say you can you is on you skin and hair. Also, contains a a natural sunscreen. I’m thinking of using it as a highlighter and a blush topper. Full Size $35.00

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Vincent Longo Duo Eye Pencil in Fawn and Brown –  Yay eyeliner! This brown is super! It’s rich and dark. I love it because it’s not red based. It’s a perfect dark cool brown. The fawn is a very pretty shimmery taupe. I like to west it smudged all over the lid. These liners don’t tug or pull. This might be my favorite thing in the box… (This and the last item I mention) Full Size $26.00

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Harvey Prince Perfume in Signature – I like that we occasionally get perfume samples. Unfortunately, most perfume just doesn’t work on me. Things turn strange on my skin.

Here’s the notes:  Fresh Citrus, Japanese Mikan, Pink Grapefruit, Hawaiian Jasmine, Sacred Lotus, Rajnigandha (Tuberose), Japanese Honeysuckle, Exotic Amber, Madagascar Vanilla, & Sexy Patchouli. 

It’s clean and bright, maybe a little spicy skin in there..I wish this worked on me. There’s a few notes that I like, but there’s something that is not quite good on me. EDIT: As the top notes mellow out it’s MUCH nicer on me. Retail price $21.00

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Coastal Scents in Reveal 2 – Dats Right! A whole palette. A whole freakin’ eyeshadow palette!!!  There are 20 shadows. A good mix of matte and shimmers. They are soft and pigmented. The bottom row is more maroon and rose based. The top row is more peach based. These are just lovely. The packaging is slim, great for travel. Think of how many looks you can do with this puppy! You usually can get this palette for $19.95

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This is the bottom row in the palette. First photo is indirect light. Second photo is direct.

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This is the top row in the palette. First photo is indirect light. Second photo is direct.

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Here are swatches of the Pink Sapphire Powder and The Duo Eyeliner. The eyeliner is showing a little more warm than it really is.

The goal of this box is about $127. It was a fantastic box! Dooooooood! This subscription is completely worth the $21.

You know the next drill.. 🙂

Here’s the referral link, if you want to sign up: CLICK HERE!

They will probably ask you for this magic number: Y3FmMnBJbjdQOVNlc0oyeW5lbnlZVC9odURCWnc0K0U0NGNOVWY0MVBHRT0=

All points that I accrue go towards things to review for you guys.

What was you favorite this month from your BoxyCharm?

Stay Awesome!

Cheers,

Clare

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BoxyCharm – March 2015

Hello All!

It’s subscription box review time. We’re going to start with BoxyCharm.

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I love me some BoxyCharm. The crinkly paper drives my cat and me wild. So fun! He likes to eat it. I don’t.

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Oscar Blandi Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray – I’ve been using this for a bit now. I don’t think I’ve really seen a difference. It smells fresh. Perhaps it’s just not for me. Oh well. Small size is $11

What they say:

Beat the heat. Defend hair against heat styling with 450 F heat protection. Oscar Blandi’s dry spray formula protects from all hot tools for less damage and more healthy shine.
Benefits:

  • Nourishes & Strengthens
  • Prevents breakage
  • Enhances shine & holds style
  • Instantly & easily restyles hair

Key ingredients:

  • Patented Polymer Complex clinically proven to protect hair from heat & prevent breakage
  • Keratin Proteins nourish & strengthen
  • Fragrance: Lemon Verbena neutralizes odor

Formulated without alcohol & parabens.

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LVX Nail Polish in Mynt –  I wanted to love this. I tried it on plain nails and with a base coat. I couldn’t get a smooth, non-streaky finish. The color is darling and so Spring like! Full size is $16.00

What their site says:

Stimulating and revitalizing, this cool mint is the perfect summer pastel. Mynt pays homage to the significant prevalence of green this season. Invigorating and powerful, this serene green will prevail as a top choice for the warm summer days that are ahead of USA.

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OFRA Black Eyeliner –  It’s a black eyeliner! 🙂 It smokes out really nice. Lasts a fair amount of time. It’s a basic wood eyeliner. Full Size… Retails $13.00

What they say:

Water resistant pencil suitable for the most sensitive eye & lip areas. Created with a synthetic beeswax base for a smooth, soft and long lasting application.

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Tarte LipSurgence in Charmed – Another item I wanted to love. Out of the box it broke. The color is too pale for me, but it is moisturizing and tingly! It’s full of good things for you lips. Full Size… $24.00

Here’s what the site says:

tarte’s iconic lip tint that’s become a staple in celebrity and beauty editor makeup bags alike.

Product Performance: This award-winning, 3-in-1 lip tint offers all the benefits of a lipstick, lip gloss and a creamy balm while delivering rich, complexion-enhancing pigment and keeping lips hydrated and refreshed all day. Infused with skinvigorating™ ingredients like vitamins C & E and jojoba seed oil, the nourishing formula moisturizes and smooths lips for a younger-looking pout with a refreshing burst of peppermint. Simply twist up the automatic pencil tip and glide it over lips to deliver sheer color and a surge of moisture for a plumped-up, luscious appearance.

Powered By: 
•  vitamin C: antioxidant free radical fighter that helps prevent premature signs of aging, while brightening skin
•  vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and antioxidant
•  jojoba seed oil: natural soothing extract that leaves lips soft, supple and smooth

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Previse Skin Care Nutrify – Now this item makes the whole box fabuuuuulous. This is a tonic/serum item. You use it after you wash and tone, before moisturizer. I’m just getting into skincare. I’m 41. Extra steps makes me roll my eyes. I use a face wipe, a toner (which I love, it may just show up in my March Faves) and then slap some moisturizer on. I do all of this while watching Beauty Guru videos on YouTube. Recently, I added this to my routine. I didn’t know if it was doing anything, I seemed to look fresher, glowier. A friend was over this week and without prompting told me my skin was looking great. So, I’ll be using this until the last drop. It doesn’t irritate my weird, strange sensitive skin. (Sensitive skin items have made me rash out. Weird, right?) It’s not oily. Feels like a thick water upon application. After a few minutes it mattifies a little. I’m a fan.  Full Size. $48.00 (This is more than twice what the box costs!!)

What they say:

Our potent antioxidant elixir helps to hydrate your skin. Nutrify is not a serum or toner. Nutrify is oil-free and non-astringent. Step 2.0 in our three-step series, Nutrify follows Purify, our sulfate-free wash. Nutrify helps hydrate skin, fights free radicals and waterborne pollutants or additives like chlorine.

That’s the March BoxyCharm! Total worth? Siri tells me it’s $112.

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They will want a magic code. Copy and Paste:

Y3FmMnBJbjdQOVNlc0oyeW5lbnlZVC9odURCWnc0K0U0NGNOVWY0MVBHRT0=

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Stay Awesome!

Cheers,

Clare

My First BoxyCharm – February 2015

Hello Goo Lovers!

I have succumbed to another subscription box. And I love it!

BoxyCharm sends out full size items and the boxes can be worth close to a $100 (or more!)

Let’s start this unboxing party….

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Yay for Valentine’s Day themed things. As an adult female, I know love pink. It was the last color I chose as a child. Now? Bring on the Pink and Girlie!

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NCLA Polish in Heart Attack. Srsly. How cute is this?! This is a clear base with pink and red mylar hearts. I’ll be wearing this all year long. I might have to try their other polishes, the color selection is amazing! Retails for $16

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Jing Ai Velvet Shine Lip Jewel.  This feels goooood. Pigmented. Moisturizing. No real discernible scent. Full of good emollient ingredients. The color I received is a little pale for me. I’m sure one of my friends will love it. (Who wants to claim it? Luck gurl!) Did I mention it just feels good? I did. Retails for $22

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Mistura Beauty Solutions C-2-P Complexion Corrector.  Unfortunately, my showed up a little rough and broken. Enh, Screws fall out, the world is an imperfect place (Name the movie for 5 points!) The product itself, though? Pretty dang sweet! I’ve been having The Invasion of The Dark Circles.  This helps this. C-2-P? Cream to Powder. It’s a light formulation, comfortable. Apparently, one color fits all! Retail $29

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Modern Minerals Duo Fiber Mini Round Brush.  I’ve been searching for my HG pencil brush and BOOM in my 1st BoxyCharm! BAM! This brush is stiff, yet soft. Dare I say damn near perfect? It’s blends shadows like a frickin’ dream. LOVE IT! Retails for $15.

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Mullein & Sparrow Mini Facial Mask. First can we talk about this adorable glass jar with a cork stopper?? MARKET TO ME! I’m a sucker for a clay mask. This one has 3 different clays: Kaolin, Rhassoul and Bentonite Clay.

Here’s what they say:

Kaolin Clay – Helps to stimulate circulation while gently exfoliating and cleansing skin. As kaolin clay does not draw oils from the skin, it can be used on dry skin types without negative results.

Rhassoul Clay – Contains higher percentages of silica, magnesium, potassium, and calcium, than other clays. This makes rhassoul clay famous for its unmatched ability to absorb impurities from the skin and improve skin texture without overdrying.

Bentonite Clay – Draws excess oils and debris to the surface of the skin, boosts circulation to tighten skin and stimulate blood flow, and whisks away dead skin cells that can clog pores.

Rose Powder – Helps to balance the skin. Rose powder has astringent and antibacterial properties, but does not strip the skin of moisture.

 Use:

Mix a small amount with water to form a smooth paste. Apply to moistened face, neck, and chest, avoiding eye area. Allow mask to dry. Gently remove with warm water, followed by a cool water rinse. Use at least once a week for deeply clean, radiant skin. Most effective when applied following our herbal facial steam.

Like I said, I’m a sucker for clay masks. I have slightly oily skin.. so bring it on! This one did very gently exfoliate and pull some oily out of my face. I’ve only used it once so far. Can’t wait to use it again! Retails for $15

So there you go! My first BoxyCharm Box. Each box is $21 a month. Full Retail value on this box? $97 Whoa! Very COOL!

If you want to subscribe. CLICK ME!

And please use this code: Y3FmMnBJbjdQOVNlc0oyeW5lbnlZVC9odURCWnc0K0U0NGNOVWY0MVBHRT0=

I can’t wait for March’s Box… and you’ll see it here.

Stay Awesome!

Cheers,

Clare