Going Retro With Pretty Vulgar (my thoughts about this new “birdy” line)

I’ve acquired a lot of products from the Pretty Vulgar cosmetic line through my beauty boxes like Boxycharm and I wanted to share my thoughts. This fairly new company has an entire line of product that revolves around a retro vintage bird theme (their mascara even has a bird on top) and they are super cute products. They are also cruelty free, fragrance free, gluten free, paraben free and sulfate free.

I have the…

  • Make Them Blush blush in the shade Hush Blush $26
  • The Ink Gel Eyeliner $24
  • Nightingale Palette $35
  • Bronze Mannikin Bronzer $32

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I love the retro looks of these products and the quality is pretty good. I wear the blush often and the eyeshadow palette is super pigmented and pretty. I love the bronze Clutch shade below and that bird cage design is awesome!

I’d say my only issue is their price point. $32 for the Bronze Mannikin Bronzer is really high and the case isn’t super impressive. I would not have gotten this one outside of Boxycharm. Their lipsticks are pretty too but at $24 a pop that’s higher than MAC.

So while I love this line it’s a bit too pricey for me. My hope is that once they get more established their prices come down a bit.

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Boxycharm February 2019 Review

In 2019 I started to unsubscribe to my beauty boxes (but that’s another post). The one that I kept was Boxycharm (here’s my referral code) because it’s really the best value, hands down. For only $21/month you get well over $100 worth of product, many of which are full sized. As you can see from the photo below my February 2019 was a jackpot win! The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (which retails for $24) paid for the entire box.

I also got….

The Pretty Vulgar Bronzed B, Bronzer (retail $32). This is a nice product which I would never pay $32 for but I was thrilled to get it in my box. It’s Made in the USA too.

The Touch In Sol No Problem Primer (retail $18). I have never heard of this brand but a full-sized primer is a good product to get.

The Sol De Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream (retail $20). I have the Bum Bum Cream and this one smells amazing too. So a huge yes to a nice coconut cream.

The NudeStix Magnetic Luminous Eye Color (retail $24). Again I would never pay $24 for a stick but happy to get one. The shade is a super nice bronze and I am loving it already.

So this month the box was a $118. Yes, this box is amazing!

Boxycharm September 2018 Review

The September 2018 Boxycharm Box is called Bae Cation and it’s really nice! Boxycharm is really doing a really great job with their boxes! I pay $21/month for this subscription. The box value is $117.

If you subscribe to Boxycharm in Sept using my referral code: https://www.boxycharm.com/refer/Eliza… we both get an IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce Moisturizer in October.

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Here’s what I got:

  • Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Smokey Eyeshadow Palette – $35
  • Luara Geller Baked Blush – $28
  • Alamar Cosmetics Ojitos Brush Set – $18
  • Hank & Henry Liquid Lipstick – $17
  • Butter London Stoke Of Wow Roll On Liner – $19

Check out my September 2018 Boxycharm video reveal too!

Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eyeliner Review

Today I got the Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eyeliner in my May 2018 Boxycharm Box. This is probably the neatest eyeliner I have ever owned!

What’s to love?

The Ink Gel Eyeliner comes in a large vintage style pot that looks like an ink well. The label is gold. The eyeliner is a soft solid gel and I used the the Aesthetica Angled Eyeliner brush that I also got in my May 2018 Boxycharm Box.

This is one of the smoothest eyeliners I have ever used. It’s also got a deep pigment. I am so thrilled with this product! It’s also cruelty free, fragrance free, paraben free, sulfate free, talc free and Vegan.

The Ink Gel Eyeliner comes in:

  • Black List (I have this one)
  • Dear Diary – Grey
  • Plot Twist -Brown

Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush Review

I received a Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush in Hush Blush in my March 2018 Boxycharm Box and it’s so pretty! I am a huge fan of the Pretty Vulgar line, in the December 2017 Boxycharm Box I got the Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick.

Pretty Vulgar is  “a vintage makeup line, that was created by a collective flock of cosmetics industry veterans, innovators and makeup artists who wanted to create a brand that embodies the fact that people are beautiful multifaceted contradictions“.

What’s to love?

First up the packaging is amazing! The blush case has a Victorian feel. The case looks like an old gold picture frame.

The blush itself is a dusty rose shade and feels super smooth on my skin. This one appears to have sheer texture and is nicely pigmented. I am loving this blush!

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See the Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush in my March 2018 Boxycharm Box video unboxing!

17 Best Beauty Picks For 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I’ve compiled my favorite beauty products for 2017 and created a video to celebrate 2018! Thank you to everyone who have watch and read Queen of the Girl Geeks in 2017.

On a side note — these glasses are freaking me out because they remind me a bit of the Cyberman on Dr. Who.

Here’s my 17 favorite beauty picks list for 2017…

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

Clinique Jonathan Adler Chic Colour Set 

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Backdoor

Dr. Paw Paw Original Balm

Julep It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon

Dirty Springwash Shower Gel

trèStiQue Mini Highlight Stick

Bath & Body Works French Collection

The Eggies Beauty Sponge Case & Jelly

Adoratherapy Vitality Chakra Boost

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Palette Cheek Palette

Bath & Body Works Unicorn Snot

Your Best Friend Dripping Bling Illuminating Creme

Tarte Limited Edition Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer

New It Girl Palette

Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

Pretty Vulgar is a beautiful new brand that I was super excited to try out. It’s cruelty-free and “a vintage makeup line, that was created by a collective flock of cosmetics industry veterans, innovators and makeup artists who wanted to create a brand that embodies the fact that people are beautiful multifaceted contradictions“.

I got the Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Secret Sabotage and it’s amazing!

What’s to love?

First up the packaging is amazing! The lid has a vintage floral design and the lettering is bronze. However it’s the lipstick itself that is so great. It’s a bright metalic shade that just shines. I usually don’t love liquid lipstick but this one is simply gourgeous! It also lasted me for about 4-6 hours and through meals and it’s gluten free. I really want to try more from this brand.

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Also be sure to check out my December 2017 Boxycharm Box!

Boxycharm December 2017 Review

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

The theme this month is called and I got products from Tarte, Real Her, Crown Brush, Pretty Vulgar and Beat Basics.

Here’s my video unboxing of the December 2017 Boxycharm box!

 

Beautiful Vintage NEW Products From Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics

I love finding new make-up lines and one that just caught my eye is Pretty Vulgar which I have never heard of before. Pretty Vulgar is now being sold at Sephora and their products are beautiful!

I am especially interested in their Bury Them With A Smile Matte Lipstick line. The shades include:

  • Prim and Proper nude
  • Baby Doll Against BS pale pink
  • Back Stabber dark mauve
  • Blood Flower red
  • Mood Swing hot pink
  • Darling Be Daring fuchsia
  • If Kisses Could Kill wine
  • Honest Truth black plum

They also have two gorgeous Birdie Eyeshadow Palettes that look like bird cages. One is called Early Birdie and the other one is called Pretty Birdie. They look so vintage and cool.

The line is cruelty-free and free of Parabens, sulfates and phthalates.