Boxycharm August 2017 Review

The August 2017 Boxycharm Box is called Beach Please and it’s amazing! Boxycharm is really doing a really great job with their boxes! I pay $21/month for this subscription.

Here’s what I got!

Moda Pro 3-Piece Brush Set by Royal Langnickel – I am loving this “new for Fall 2017” brush set! Price: $26

Bellapierre Waterproof Gel Eye Liner – This is an Ebony eyeliner that’s hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types. Price: $15

PUR PRO Eyelashes 3D Silk Cruelty-Free – I don’t wear false eyelashes but I might have to start! Price: $14

The Beauty Crop GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick – I got the Date Night shade. It’s also Vegan & Cruelty-free. Price: $14.95

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea: Volume II – This palette from Tarte is so pretty with neutral shades. Price: $36

The shade you get are:

  • pearl (white shimmer)
  • conch (off white)
  • sunset (yellow gold)
  • marina (caramel)
  • seaside (chestnut)
  • siren (dark brown)
  • breezy (shimmering slate)
  • riptide (steel blue)

This months box is a $105.95 value!

Also check out my video unboxing of the August 2017 Boxycharm Box!

Clinique Jonathan Adler Chic Colour Set Review

Today I got my Clinique Jonathan Adler Chic Colour Set from Elder-Beerman. I also got a Jonathan Adler Clinique Gift with Purchase.

What’s to love?

First up the compact with this palette is amazing. It’s got a blue and aqua fabric case which is so pretty. It’s well constructed with a very nice mirror and 13 round eye shadow shades.

I am a huge fan of Clinique eye shadow and these are just as nice. The colors are my favorites with brows, taupe, green, blue, pink, purple and bronze in the mix. They are nice and pigmented and look so pretty on my eyes.

My only issue is with the brushes. When they are loose they fly out when I open the case so I took those out.

Overall I am thrilled with this palette. I think it’s a great deal for $39.

Check out my Jonathan Adler Clinique Chic Colour Set  and Gift with Purchase video reveal too!

Jonathan Adler Clinique Gift with Purchase for 2017

It’s Clinique Bonus Time! I just got my Jonathan Adler Clinique Gift with Purchase from Elder-Beerman and I absolutely love it! I ordered this online and the gift came separate. I purchases the Jonathan Adler: Chic Colour Kit for $39 to get this gift. The deal for this gift is: Receive a free Clinique 7-pc. gift with your Clinique purchase of $28 or more. Plus, receive a bonus gift with your Clinique purchase or $55 or more.


Here’s what I got:

  • Jonathan Adler Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Punch Pop (you can also choose Plum Pop).
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, 1-oz.
  • Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, 1-oz.
  • Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent, 2-oz.
  • High Impact Mascara
  • Superbalanced Foundation – Silk Ivory (you can also choose Silk Canvas, Silk Suede or Silk Sable)
  • Jonathan Adler Cosmetics Bag

I have to say that I really love the Jonathan Adler aqua, white and purple design. It’s so pretty and I’m thrilled with this gift.

Check out my Jonathan Adler Clinique Gift with Purchase video reveal too!



August 2017 Allure Beauty Box Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the August 2017 Allure Beauty Box today. The subscription is $15/month.

This month I got 5 beauty products and 1 make-up product and while i like getting make-up I have to say this was a pretty good month Here’s what I got.

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask –  I am super excited to try out this pink clay detox mask. It smells amazing! Full-Sized Price: $39

Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Black – I always love getting an eye pencil. This one is a nice soft black. Full-Sized Price: $21

Hey Honey I Peel Good! Biomimetic Peel Cream – I love the Hey Honey brand and I can’t wait to try this peel. Full-Sized Price: $65

Vichy Minéral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster – I love Vichy Mineral 89 and reviewed it here. This will make a great travel size. Full-Sized Price: $29.50

Skinfix Facial Cleansing Cloths – These cleansing cloths are 99% Natural. Full-Sized Price: $9.99 for 20.

Ouai Finishing Crème – On first try this Ouai finishing creme is pretty nice! Full-Sized Price: $24

I also created a video reveal for my August 2017 Allure Beauty Box!

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Review

I received a Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara in my August 2017 Glossybox and here’s the scoop on the new mascara from Lancôme.

What’s to love?

Monsieur Big is truly a volumizing mascara. I have the 01 Big Is The New Black Shade and I’m wondering if more shades are coming.

The formula is super smooth applies very evenly with the large furry wand. All I needed was one stroke for complete coverage. It did not flake or smudge and I got 8-hours of wear out of it. I never have any need to wear mascara for 24-hours but it claims to last that long! It uses “supple waxes and polymers to adhere immediately to lashes”.

I’m excited to be using a Lancôme product too. They were a favorite for me in the ’80’s and their products are very good quality. Monsieur Big is appropriately Made in France too.

You can see my video unboxing of the August 2017 Glossybox below!

The NEW Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol. III Is Calling My Name!

The NEW Limited-Edition Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol. III looks amazing! I am a huge fan of Tarte and these colors are so perfect. This palette comes with eight, creamy, vegan highlighting shades including:

  • Escape (nude pink luster)
  • Tiki (matte beige)
  • Heat Wave (pink luster)
  • Malibu (plum bronze)
  • Rays (peachy copper)
  • Compass (champagne)
  • Jewel (copper)
  • Treasure (pearlescent)

Price: $36

August 2017 Glossybox Review

For August the Glossybox theme is Stay Cool and there are some pretty neat products this month! There were 6 products in this months box. Here’s what I got:

PIXI by Petra Brow Tamer – This gel brow tamer has aloe vera for conditioning. Price: $10

Lancôme Paris Monsieur Big Mascara – I am super excited to get a new mascara and this on is supposed to create big lashes. Full-Sized Price: $25

Doucce Freematic Blush Mono in Pink Beach – This blush fits inside the compact I got last month and it’s a nice pretty pink shade. Price: $14

DOCTOR BABOR – HYDRO RX 3D Hydro Gel Face Mask – This is “A synergisitc blend of hyaluronic acid, hexapeptide-8 and second skin technology for dry skin.” 4-Pack Price: $29

BEAUTY INFUSION Charcoal & Probiotics Cleansing Clay Mask – This is a new charcoal mask that I’m excited to try out. Price: $8.00

Bliss Body Butter – This lemon and sage body butter smells amazing! Full-Sized Price: $29

So a pretty good month for Glossybox. I can’t wait to use the mascara and the body butter!

You can see my video unboxing of the August 2017 Glossybox below!

Target August 2017 Beauty Box Review

The August Target Beauty Box is still available and it’s a really nice box, the theme is Hello Routine and it costs $7. I recommend getting the Target Box as close to the first of the month as you can to get the box.

Here’s what you get in the August 2017 Target Beauty Box:

  • Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant Deodorant Sheer Fresh
  • Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips (1 count)
  • Up Makeup Remover Wipes (25 count)
  • SpaLife PH Balancing Facial Mask (Orange)
  • Herbal Essence Repair Argan Oil Shampoo
  • Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Argan Nut Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Check out my August 2017 Target Beauty Box unboxing on YouTube too!

Winky Lux Uni-Brow Universal Eye Review

Aside from having a cool name the Winky Lux Uni-Brow Universal Eyebrow Pencil is a pretty neat eyebrow pencil. I got this one in my July Boxycharm Box.

What’s to love?

The Winky Lux brow pencil has two ends. A pencil end and a brush end. The pencil itself is fills in my brows really nicely and the brush works to smooth everything out. The light brown shade is perfect for me and really gives them a nice shape.

It’s Cruelty Free , Paraben Free, Gluten Free.

Price: $12

Also check out my video unboxing of the July 2017 Boxycharm Box!

Happy National Lipstick Day — Here’s 5 Unique Lipsticks You Might Just Want!

Who would’t love a day dedicated to lipstick? I am a complete lipstick junky and I collect unusual lipstick cases and brands and I wanted to share 5 of my favorites for National Lipstick Day.

Here’s goes! 

Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait

The Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait Exotic Fruit shade reminds me of a shade from the 60’s is a light sherbet pink. It’s also vegan and Hypoallergenic.

Your Best Friend Fall in Love Lipstick 

The packaging so so classy and useful on this one. The lipstick comes in a black tube with a neat trick! When you pull out the lipstick a mirror pops up which I love. The lipstick is a beautiful dark rich berry and one of my favorite shades.

Maison Jacynthe Lipstick in Bordeaux Mate

The lipstick tube is so unique and pretty. The cap of the tube is wood and silver and feel like a quality piece. This lipstick itself is a brick shade that’s a creamy sheer/matte. According to Maison Jacynthe “The candelilla wax allows a gentle application without drying of the lips. The oil of abyssinia allows the enhancement of the color and the long duration.

Kailijumei Flower Jelly Lipstick

The Kailijumei Flower Jelly Lipstick in Flame Red has a plink colored flower and gold flecks encased in a clear jelly lipstick. The packaging is pretty with a metallic red case with a mirror. You pop up the lipstick by pressing on the bottom button of the case.

Covergirl Star Wars The Force Awakens Lipstick

My 12-year-old self would have worn this lipstick day and night as I was an extreme Empire Strikes Back fan back in the 80’s. The No. 50 Dark Purple shade is amazing!

Happy National Lipstick Day!