April 2017 Allure Beauty Box Review

I got my April 2017 Allure Beauty Box today and I’m pretty darn happy with it! I feel like Allure has been really good in 2017.

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What’s in the April 2017 Allure Beauty Box?

Ahava Mineral Body Lotion  – I really love the Ahava brand and this body lotion smells so earthy and goo. Full-Sized Price: $29

Dr. Breandt PoreDemabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator – I have not tried anything from the Dr. Brandt line and I’m interest in seeing if this works. Full-Sized Price: $58

Skin & Co. Roma Truffle Therapy Eye Concentrate – This products get great reviews and I’m excited to try truffles on my eyes! Full-Sized Price: $66

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks Highlighter Pencil in 02 – I love this pencil and I’m glad to have a second one. It does wonder for my brows! This one is Nude (matte) and Gold (shine). Full-Sized Price: $20

Laritzy Lip Pencil in Cabernet – I am loving this lip pencil! It’s soft and the color is so deep and pretty. Full-Sized Price: $20

Also check out my April Allure Beauty Box Video Unboxing!

The BrowGal Convertible Brow Powder/Pomade Review

I received a a full-sized The BrowGal Convertible Brow Powder/Pomade in my 2017 Spring Beautycon Box and it’s a really great product.

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What’s to love?

I feel like this $35 brow Powder/Pomade is a very professional product with lots of diversity. I also got a brush for the brow powder that’s retails for $14 and The BrowGal website has a .pdf sheet with instructions that I found very helpful.

You get a warm, neutral, and ash tone in the compact and you can use it dry as a powder or wet as a pomade. For me the dry powder gave me me full brows while the wet pomade gave me very dramatic brows. I am terrible at photographing my brows and the pictures just did not do the product justice.

I am so excited to have a professional brow product that I can play with and love that I got this in my Beautycon Box, it’s not something I’d normally pay $49 (compact & brush). There are 3 shades, 01 for Dark hair, 02 for Medium Hair, 03 for Light Hair. The shades are very pigmented, smooth and so pretty.

Overall I am very impressed with both the compact and the brush. I have a The BrowGal Highlighter that I love and I’m excited to experiment more with this brow palette.

The BrowGal Convertible Brow Powder/Pomade is part of my Beauty Con Box Reveal!

The 2017 Spring Beautycon Box Is Here!

I am so excited to share the 2017 Spring Beautycon Box today. The Beautycon Box is a subscription that costs $29 plus shipping and it comes out every 3 months. This months box is curated by the Beautycon team.

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I also created a YouTube video reveal and I’ll be reviewing a bunch of these products right here as I start to use them.

So check out the video reveal and see the product list below. I even got a full-sized Cargo eyeshadow palette!

Luxie Rose Gold Fibre Power Brush – This stippling brush is so soft and great for blending. Price: $22

IBY Beauty Mineral Blush – This is a peach sheen blush with lots of shimmer and shine. Full-Sized Price: $16

Cargo Cosmetics Around the World Palette – This awesome full-sized palette gives you 12 shades. 6 mattes and 6 shimmers. Price: $34

Garnier SkinActive – Micellar Make-up Removing Towelettes – I love the liquid form of this product and I’ll bet the towelettes are just as nice. Price: $7

Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rust – This color is gorgeous. I swatch it in my video and the polka dot packaging is so cute. Price: $14

NUXE Shimmering Dry Oil – This unique product is for your face, body and hair. It’s such a pretty shade of gold. Price: $5.50

NYX Professional Make-up Bright Idea Illuminating Skin Stick in Rose Petal Pop – I have this stick in gold and it’s gorgeous! Price: $8

OGX Orchid Oil Color Protect Spray – This one smells amazing and I don’t even like florals. Price: $8

The BrowGal Convertible Brow Powder to Pomade Duo Universal – I am so in love with my BrowGal Highlighter and I can’t wait to try this product. Price: $35

The BrowGal Brow Brush with Spoodie & Angled Brush – I love that I got a brush for the brow powder! Price: $14

Rose Sticker – This is so cute.

Overall I love this box. It’s a 10/10 and I can’t wait to review these products.

 

My 5 Minute Make-Up Challenge

Oh the trials of getting everyone out the door in the morning. If you’re a mom like me you know that that it’s hard to juggle lunch and homework and the dog and finding your husbands keys. Not to mention getting yourself dressed and ready.

Now that I’m over 40 I rarely leave the house without make-up on. Last year I even insisted on applying lipstick before my husband carted me off to the hospital ER with pneumonia.

So I decided to take the YouTube 5 Minute Make-Up Challenge and I think I did pretty good. I used just 7 products (you can see them listed below) and I actually feel like I can face the grocery store with a smile.

My 7 beauty saves.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment for Dark Circle – My dark circles look like I’ve spent too much time in the Hogwarts dungeons. Luckily the Age Rewind makes them disappear like magic? OK, bad joke.

It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection – The Bye Bye Pore Pressed and Blush in this palette evens out my skin and give me some rosy cheeks.

Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor – This is my new favorite lip stick. It glides on and make my lips shiny. It also smells pretty good too.

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Lots O’Latte  – I love these Chubby Sticks when I’m pressed for time. They glide on and give great color.

The BrowGal Highlighter Pencil – The Brow Gal Highlighter Pencil wakes my eyes up in the morning. Wide awake? Yes!

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara – Thin lashes no more with my Clinique mascara!

Revlon ColorStay Brow Crayon – This Revlon Brow Crayon gives me a little color on my brows.

So there you have it! 4 minutes and 45 seconds later I’m good to roll out the door looking pretty good.

 

The BrowGal Highlighter Pencil Review

I got The BrowGal Highlighter Pencil in my Fall Beautycon Box and having been using it now for about a month. This beautiful pencil gives my tired eyes a big boost which I love.

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What’s to love?

The BrowGal Highlighter is by make-up artist Tonya Crooks and it’s a really neat product. This dual ended fat pencil has Gold shimmer on one end and Nude matte on the other. It’s a traditional wood pencil that needs sharpened. I love the consistency of the product too. It’s not hard or sharp and not to soft. It applies perfectly.

I use the nude end right under my eyebrows for some light lift and the gold end high on my lid for a little highlight. The pencil is formulated with Green Tea & Alfalfa Extract which is supposed to reduce puffiness and increase circulation. It does make my eyes look really nice and healthy.

My one beef is that the pencil is Made in P.R.C. which is China but I’m getting more used to it with quality products like NYX being made there.

I would buy this product once my sample runs out.

Price: $20