Review Now! March 2018 BoxyCharm

 

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So, this is my first ever boxycharm box! I am super excited to try all the products that I received in this month’s box. I love the fact that this box has full size items!

 

This Month’s Theme:

The theme for this month is “beacation”, I think that this is a really cute theme and on the back of the card it tells you a list of items you received, how to use the products, and the retail price of each item!

 

The Five Products I Received:

  • Pur – boxycharm eyeshadow palette ($36.00)
  • Butter London double decker lash mascara ($20.00)
  • South Mane Beauty under eye gels ($10.00)
  • The vintage cosmetics company smokey eye makeup brush set ($23.15)
  • Pretty vulgar make them blush in hush blush ($26.00)

 

What is boxycharm?

“In each box you will receive 4 to 5 full-size beauty items (instead of the tiiiiiiny little samples) ranging from makeup to skincare, beauty tools to color cosmetics and each box has a value of $100 and up. Brands range from emerging to established, and you’re guaranteed to find a few new favorites in each box.”

For more information about boxy charm click here https://www.boxycharm.com/how-it-works

 

Personal Opinion:

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So, as I have mentioned above this is my first ever boxycharm box I have to say that I am very impressed with all the items that I received in my box. I love the fact that you get full sized products in your box each month for only $21.00! The value of this month’s box is $115.15 which is a value of $94.15 if you subtract what you paid for the box!! I love the eyeshadow palette the colors are amazing, I personally do not have many colors like them in my collection, so I am very pleased with this item. I have already used them a few times and have created some amazing looks. The eyeshadow brushes are so cute, and they work pretty well. The mascara is pretty good too I like how it looks on my lashes. The blush is the prefect color for my skin tone. I have not tried the under eye gels yet but I am very excited to try them. This box was amazing, and I cannot wait to see what come in the future! I rate boxycharm March 2018 box five of five stars!!!

 

March 2018 boxy charm unboxing video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAe4F313WW0&t=1s

 

 

Interested in subscribing to boxycharm?

I will leave my referral code below if you are interested in subscribing to boxy charm. If you use my link it does provide me with points to redeem for makeup.

https://www.boxycharm.com/refer/Stacy-MENYDWSO

 

This review is NOT sponsored, all opinions are MY own.

 

 

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Review Now! Ipsy March 2018 Ipsy glam bag

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I got my ipsy bag a few days ago and I am finally getting time to write this review. I am very exited to try all the products I got in this month’s bag. I actually got 3 full size products in this month’s bag which is really rare, and I am very excited about. So, lets dive into the details this month’s ipsy review!

 

This month’s theme:

 

So, this month’s theme is “Create” I think this is a really fun idea! Be creative with your makeup, with your style, with everything! For more information on this month’s theme read the back of your card that came in your bag.

 

About the bag:

So, the bag is bigger than my past bags and I really like that aspect! This bag is ipsy’s first DIY bag where you can color it yourself! I like the idea of being able to color your bag, you can personalize it yourself which is really cute. The bag features men and women with different designs on their shirts and different hair styles. The zipper is pink and there is a small pink ribbon tied to the zipper. Inside the bag is black, and the ipsy logo is inside the bag rather than being outside like usual.

 

The five products that I received:

  • DIRTY LITTLE SECRET COSMETICS Baked Highlighter in Prosecco
  • TARTE COSMETICS Sex Kitten Eyeliner
  • RODIAL Glamobrow in Dark Ash Brown
  • AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask
  • STEVE LAURANT BEAUTY Lip Oil in Orchid

 

What is Ipsy?

“When you join our Glam Bag program, each month we’ll send you 5 deluxe sample or full-sized beauty goodies (including makeup, skincare, hair care, and nail care), packed in a stylish makeup bag. Once you get your Glam Bag, you can follow along with tutorials by our Creators, check out tips and tricks on ipsy.com, and share your own looks and videos with the ipsy community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also take advantage of special benefits we offer only to ipsters, like daily ipsy Offers (flash sales), Points rewards program, and monthly Giveaways. The Glam Bag is only $10 a month, or $110 for an annual membership*. Shipping is free in the U.S. and USD $4.95 for bags shipped to Canada. *Price may vary slightly depending on specific promotions we’re running.”

Source: http://help.ipsy.com/customer/portal/articles/1465221-what-s-a-glam-bag-

Personal Opinion:

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I am super excited to try all the products that I received this month! I got three full sized products in this month’s bag and I was so happy the baked highlight, brow pencil, and lip oil were all full sized. I love the fact that I got a face mask I really enjoy getting face masks in my bags! All in all this bag was very nice, I can not wait to try everything! I rate this bag five out of five stars!

 

March Ipsy unbagging video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60agtGrD4Eg&t=321s

 

Want to subscribe to Ipsy? Are you interested in subscribing to Ipsy? I will provide a referral code below you can click on and sign up for Ipsy. If you use my referral code it will give me points.

https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_ref&sid=link&refer=131ca

 

 

This review is NOT sponsored

Review Now! Makeup forever Artist Rouge Lipstick in M500-Wine Violet

 

This lipstick goes on very smoothly and is very creamy. This lipstick is not drying to your lips it is so comfortable to wear and I must add that it lasts awhile even through eating and drinking. The Makeup forever artist rouge lipsticks come in 20 matte finish shades and 34 satin finish shades, this will give you tons of options to choose from so you can create the perfect lip look. If you are interested in a long-lasting lipstick that is not drying, then I recommend that you look into this lipstick!

 

How to use this product:

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You can use this lipstick with or without a lip liner that is up to you. All you need to do is start in the middle of your lip and apply outwards making sure your lip is covered in lipstick do this to both lips. This lipstick will glide right on and it feels so amazing on the lips.

 

Pros and Cons:

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Pros;

  • Very pigmented
  • There is a big color selection
  • Does not dry your lips
  • Glides on very smoothly
  • Long lasting for a lipstick

Cons;

  • Transfers

 

Ingredients:

I could not find a list on the website for ingredients.

 

Personal Opinion:

I got a sample of this product in my February 2018 Play! By Sephora box, I was very happy when I seen that I was getting this lipstick because back in my December box I got a bright pink lipstick from this brand and I loved the formula but was not in love with the color in the December box. I LOVE the color that I got this time! It is so beautiful, it is a beautiful deep red wine color that looks amazing no matter what I am wearing. The formula to this product is amazing, it does not dry my lips out and it lasts for a long time. I love how creamy and pigmented this lipstick is! When I run out of this sample I think I will go purchase a full size of this shade and maybe even some other shades. I rate Makeup forever Artist Rouge Lipstick in M500-Wine Violet five of five stars!

Where to purchase this product:

https://www.sephora.com/product/artist-rouge-lipstick-P410516?skuId=1850767

 

This review is NOT sponsored, all opinions are MY own.

Review Now! TRÈSTIQUE Mini Eye Pencil in Swiss Chocolate

This is a creamy gel eye pencil that glides on like liquid liner. This eyeliner lasts 16 hours without budging, it is also transfer proof which is a huge plus. This eye pencil is water resistant which means it goes great on the water like which is where I love to wear my liner.  This color is a beautiful brown color that is sure to make your eyes pop.

 

How to use this product:

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All you have to do is twist the tube for the eye liner to come up and then apply this liner in what ever way you want. You can get a super fine line or make an amazing wing with this eye pencil.

 

Ingredients:

DIMETHICONE, POLYETHYLENE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SYNTHETIC WAX, MICA, SQUALANE, POLYBUTENE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, LECITHIN, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE,CITRIC ACID +/- (may contain): CI 77266/BLACK 2 (NANO), CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499/IRON OXIDES

 

Personal Opinion:

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I received this product in my February 2018 Ipsy Glam bag. I had never used a brown eye pencil before I always go for black, so I was a bit nervous as to how this would look on my eyes. When I first applied this liner to my water line I was amazed at how amazing it looked! The formula is amazing it glides on so smoothly and lasts for a long time. I like the fact that this eye pencil is twistable rather than having to sharpen it. I had never tried a product by this brand before and I have to say that I am impressed with this brand. I find myself reaching for this eye pencil more then any others that I own. I rate TRÈSTIQUE Mini Eye Pencil in Swiss Chocolate five of five stars!

 

Where to purchase:

https://trestique.com/products/mini-eye-pencil

 

This review is NOT sponsored, all opinions are MY own.

 

Review Now! Marsk Loose Eyeshadow in Foiled Again

This is a mineral eyeshadow that is very shimmery and metallic. The loose shadow gives high pigment that lasts all day long! This shadow goes amazing by itself or on top of another shadow. If you like loose eyeshadows and are looking for something that is very shimmery then I recommend you try this product!

 

How to use this product:

This product can be applied with a dry brush to create a subtle shimmer on your lid or you can apply it with a wet brush to add drama to your eyes. This can be worn by itself or on top of another shadow. I personally like the way that this product looks on top of another shadow. Loose eyeshadows can be messy, so I recommend doing your eyes before doing your foundation.

 

About the brand:

“The MARSK cosmetics line consists of all natural and certified organic ingredients. And yes, our products are Marsk Quality Assured (MQA) Cruelty Free meaning they are guaranteed to have never been tested on animals. Read Our Story”

 

Shade selection for mineral eyeshadow:

  1. Foiled Again
  2. Black Comedy
  3. Cockadoodledoo
  4. Fifty Shades
  5. Lucky Penny
  6. Poodle
  7. Orchard Glow
  8. Mudcake
  9. Melancholy
  10. You’re Toasted
  11. Vanilla Frosting
  12. Sea Spray
  13. Rich List

 

Personal Opinion:

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I received this product in my February 2018 Ipsy glam bag (this is a full-sized product), and this is my first time trying a product by the brand Marsk. I am very pleased with the quality of this eyeshadow It is very pigmented, and I love the way that it looks on the eyes. This is my first time using a loose eyeshadow, I learned that when using a dry brush that some of the eyeshadow falls on my face, so I learned to do my eyes before my foundation. I like the way that this product looks with a wet brush and a dry brush. The photo above  I used a dry brush to apply the shadow because I was going to work and did not want a lot of shimmer. I love the color selection that this brand offers for their shadows. The fact that this product is cruelty free is really amazing! I rate Marsk loose eyeshadow in foiled again five of five stars!

 

Where to purchase this product?

http://www.marskcosmetics.com/product/foiled-again-mineral-eyeshadow/

 

This review is NOT sponsored, all opinions are MY own.

Review Now! Biobelle Perfecting Primer Facial Mask

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This sheet mask primes your skin in just five minutes. This face mask minimizes your pores and evens your skin tone while prepping your face for makeup which will look flawless all day and night! Your skin will feel very smooth and hydrated after using this product.

 

How to use this product:

Open the package and pull out the mask be careful unfolding the mask, so you do not rip it. Apply the sheet mask to your face there are holes cut out for your eyes, mouth, and nose. Smooth the mask over your face and wait five minutes. After five minutes remove the mask and rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.

 

Benefits of this product:

  • Enhances radiance
  • Minimizes pores
  • Evens skin tone
  • Gives your skin a boost and refreshed appearance

 

Pros and Cons:

Pros;

  • My skin felt amazing after using this product
  • My Makeup looked flawless
  • My makeup lasted all day
  • My skin felt more hydrated

 

Cons;

  • It was very cold and sticky when I applied it to my face
  • It felt a little too big for my face

 

Ingredients:

water glycerin propanediol hydroxyethyl urea trehalose 1,2-hexanediol pentylene glycol hydroxyacetophenone niacinamide xanthan gum phenoxyethanol hydroxylated lecithin panthenol allantoin dipotassium glycyrrhizate hydroxyethylcellulose chondrus crispus (carrageenan) extract glycine soja (soybean) seed extract aroma sodium hyaluronate propylene glycol saccharide isomerate sodium ascorbyl phosphate chlorphenesin melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil butylene glycol citric acid camellia sinensis leaf extract sodium dehydroacetate rosa canina fruit extract sodium citrate lactic acid sodium benzoate potassium sorbate

 

Personal Opinion:

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I received two of these masks in my February 2018 Ipsy glam bag, I was very excited because I have never used a sheet mask before. I was a bit skeptical at first because I was like how will this even work? I decided to use one of these on Saturday before I went out to a dinner date with my fiancé. I seen amazing results right after removing the mask, my skin felt so hydrated and smooth I was in love! My makeup looked the best it has looked in a while! I have to say that I am in love with this sheet mask, it only takes five minutes and your ready to apply makeup. I rate Biobelle perfecting primer facial mask five of five stars!

 

Where to purchase this product:

https://biobellecosmetics.com/product/primer/

 

This review is NOT sponsored, all opinions are MY own.

 

 

Review Now! Ofra Cosmetics Liquid lipstick in ipsy unzipped

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This shade is a beautiful berry shade that looks very nice on the lips. This liquid lipstick is creamy and goes on nice and smooth. If you are looking for a beautiful berry shade liquid lipstick, then I highly recommend that you check out this one it looks stunning on the lips.

 

Pros and Cons:

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Pros;

  • Beautiful color
  • Not drying to the lips
  • Goes on very smoothly
  • Creamy texture
  • Pigmented
  • Does not flake

Cons;

  • Transfers
  • Not as long lasting as I would like
  • Takes a bit to dry

 

How to apply this product:

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To apply this product, you can use a lip liner, or you don’t have to. I usually do not use a lip liner when applying this liquid lipstick. You just start in the middle of your lip going outwards and do this to both lips then just let the product dry.

 

Ingredients:

INGREDIENTS: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE AND DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE AND PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ISODECANE HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, TRIDECYL TRIMELLIATE, BIS DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENOXY ETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYGLYCERIN

MAY CONTAIN: MICA, TIO2 CL 77891, IRON OXIDES, FD7C BLUE #1 CL 42090

 

Personal Opinion:

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I received this product in my February 2018 Ipsy glam bag, this is my first time trying a product by the brand Ofra. I am impressed with the formula of the liquid lipstick it is very creamy in texture and goes on smoothly and does not dry out my lips. I noted in the cons section of my review that this product does not last as long as I would like because I noticed that it looks fine after applying and the after I eat lunch a lot of the product comes off my lips and I have to reapply. It lasts longer than a regular lipstick but have other liquid lipsticks that last a lot longer than this product. I LOVE the color of this product it is a very beautiful berry shade I like the hints of purple that is in this product. Personally, I would buy different shades from this brand I like the overall product. I rate Ofra Cosmetics four of five stars! The only reason it is rated four out of five is because like I said it is not as long lasting as I would like.

 

Where to purchase this product:

https://www.ofracosmetics.com/products/long-lasting-liquid-lipstick-unzipped

 

This review is NOT sponsored, all opinions are MY own,