June 2016 Boxy Charm

I just got my Boxy Charm, it usually isn’t this late but now that I have it, let’s get into a quick first impressions review!

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Cougar Beauty Mineral Face & Body Shimmer $16.00

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When I see the word shimmer, I automatically assume that it is a highlighter. When I opened this and saw how straight up yellow it was, I knew it would never work as one. I reread the box insert more closely to see that it is less of a specific highlight, and more of an all over shimmer, for both the face and body. When swatched, a lot of the intense yellow color goes away, leaving a yellow/gold shimmer. I am not a big body glitter person (I have never found a way to get it permanently out of whatever clothes I am wearing at the time of application), but I figure I can find a use for this.

Farmacy Coconut Gel Mask Medley (3 Pack) $24.00

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This was the thing I was most excited for in this months box. Lately I have been all about hydrating skincare, especially now that the heat and humidity are beginning to take their toll. Sheet masks are such a fun, easy way to deliver the ingredients of a face mask. As soon as I got my box, I slapped one of these on and sat for 25 minutes. It was very cooling and soothing, and felt very luxurious on my face. After I removed the sheet mask, I slowly massaged the excess product into my skin. The next morning when I woke up, my face still felt soft and plump! I am slowly amassing a collection of sheet masks, and I really feel that a lot of high end skin care companies will be coming out with them soon.

Girlactik Precise Eyeliner Marker $20.00

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While I do love this brand, I am not a huge liquid liner/black wing girl. Every now and then I get the feeling for one, and when I do, I need to use something that is precise and easy to use. I am not nearly delicate enough to pull off a perfect wing with just anything. This glides on very smooth and opaque. I wish it dried a little faster, but once it does, it does not budge. I will compare this to my Stila Stay All Day Liner and my mini sample of KVD’s Trooper Liner and report back.

LVX Nail Lacquer in Serene $18.00

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I always love getting full size nail polishes in my box, especially stunning colors like this. These pastel/light shades are my favorite to wear over the summer, especially when I get a little more tan. My nails were bare when I got my box, so I applied a few coats of this. The formula is really nice and easy to work with, and the brush is easy to use. I have only had it on for a day, so I can’t really speak to it’s longevity and if it chips easily.

Ofra Oil Control Pressed Powder $39.95

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If I am being completely honest, I am pretty over all the Ofra products. Don’t get me wrong, I love the brand and the products I have from them, but it feels like there is one in every box. I subscribe to these kinds of boxes to try out brands I wouldn’t normally see or hear about, or kinds of products I wouldn’t go near usually. Anyway, this product is actually very nice. The compact is large and seems like it holds a lot of product. This is meant to blot and control oily, which is something I am always looking for. I get very oily in my t-zone, so something like this would be great to throw in my backpack or purse for mid-day touch ups. The powder is very finely milled and feels very silky. This is pretty white, but blends away to a transparent layer on the skin. I am interested to see if this has bad flashback in photos because of how white it is.

Let me know how you felt about your box this month! Thanks for reading!

Glowingly yours,

Jess

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