Once again my Boxy Charm came in early for me, right around the middle of the month, but once again I got busy! I have been watching my granddaughter every weekend and she is one busy 2.5 year old! She would be more than happy to come into my office/makeup room and play but I wouldn't enjoy cleaning up after her. She loves 'makeups'!!
The theme for the July 2018 Boxy Charm is 'Road Trippin', so products to take on a road trip? The products I got in my variation of the July Boxy Charm seem to be a great assortment of ones that would do well on any kind of trip, including a staycation! This month I Received 5 full size products to try out. The card was once again the flip out deal and did have another #BOXYFACT.
#BOXYFACT: Did you know...Boxycharm's headquarters is located in Miami, Florida-home of the largest and grandest art and fashion industries.
My July 2018 'Road Trippin' Boxy Charm was heavier on skincare this month, which I don't mind. An eye cream, skin mist, mascara, blush, and an eyebrow cream. While nothing is as exciting as getting an eyeshadow palette, I am looking forward to trying out the eye cream, blush and skin mist. I have a lot of mascaras taking up room in a drawer to try out, but whats another one?!
Dr Brandt - No More Baggage - Say goodbye to puffy and say hello to youthful, rested looking eyes with Dr. Brandt's No ore Baggage eye de-puffing gel. Formulated with biomimetic technology, peptides and botanical extracts, you are guaranteed visibly reduced underage bags and dark circles. Retail $42.00 USD.
We seem to be getting quite a bit from Dr Brandt lately, which I don't mind, it is an expensive brand. I am always on the hunt for a good eye cream and am looking forward to trying this one out.
Tarte - Ready, Set, Radiant Mist - Give your skin the glow it deserves with this antioxidant-packed cucumber, fruit & plant extract skin tonic. The non-sticky mist delivers a radiant, dewy finish for lit-from-within luminosity. Refresh dull, tired or sluggish feeling skin throughout the day, or use after your skincare routine to balance, tone and boost your complexion. Retail $25.00 USD.
I have been really liking using the UD Quick Fix primer spray lately so I am hoping that this spray is similar to that. I am thinking that this may have glitter in it though due to the Radiant in the name, I hope I am wrong!
Wander Beauty - Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara - This award-winning, black and intensely glossy mascara will bring your lashes to new heights (literally). The Unlashed mascara voluminizes, lengthens, strengthens and conditions your lashes while using a combination of gentle ingredients. Retail $24.00 USD.
I need another mascara like I need a hole in the head! I think I may like this mascara though, it does have a soft bristle brush which I do like. I may not get to trying this mascara out this month, there are a lot more waiting for me to try out that are getting old!
Note Cosmetics - Luminous Silk Compact Blusher - Designed to work for all skin types, this luminous, paragon free blush adds natural color to your cheeks while preventing dryness, with its organ oil infused formula. The built-in brush and mirror makes this little compact a 3-in-1 treat, perfect for the charmer on the go. Retail $11.99 USD.
I have never heard of Note Cosmetics before but I do love the peachy shade of this blush! I received the shade Desert Rose, which I was expecting to be more of a dusty rose not the beautiful peach that it is. I don't have a lot of peach blush but I love the look of this shade. It swatches really pigmented so I think I will need to be careful when I use this!
Chella Beauty - Eyebrow Cream - Add some wow to your brows. This innovative eyebrow cream effortlessly defines and shapes your eyebrows with its creamy consistency, and built-in brush. The velvet-like formula makes blending easy, then sets, giving you perfect brows that will last all day and night. Retail $26.00 USD.
I am somewhat looking forward to trying this out. I love the shade, Tantalizing Taupe, and think that it will be a great shade for my brows. I am not looking forward to the brush though. Not sure if you can tell from the above picture, but the included brush is a little bit wider than I would normally use for my brows and I don't have thin brows!
My July 'Road Trippin' Boxy Charm came in with a retail value of $128.99 USD, not bad considering I paid around $35.00 CAD. I love that Boxy Charm always has a high retail value and that as of yet, I don't think I have gotten any products that I already own. Boxy Charm continues to introduce me to products and brands that are new to me which is always fun to try out. Even if I don't end up liking them, at least I got to try it out!
Here are my thoughts on the June 2018 'Caribbean Queen' Boxy Charm -
Alamar Reina Del Caribe - I did use this palette a few times over the past month and did like it. Coco-Taxi is a great warm blending shade! The shimmers don't last that long dry, only about 4-5 hours but once you wet them they do not budge! I am happy to say that Guantanamera did apply better with a brush than when I swatched it. I was not adventurous enough to try out either of the blue shades in the palette but did like all the others.
Battington Monroe Silk Lashes - I have to say that I didnt try out these lashes at all. But thats not a bad thing! Since I don't see myself using these I am giving you guys a chance to win them below!
Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream - I tried this cream out a few times and the smell is really strong! Its not a bad scent but it is strong and does stick around for awhile. As I said in last months post I have tried it before and didnt notice any difference and after having used it a few more times last month, I still haven't seen any difference. I doubt that I would ever purchase a full size of this cream due to the high price.
Luxie 3 Piece Flawless Complexion - I love getting brushes! I have used 2 of the 3 brushes and am surprised that I have been really liking using the 660 Precision Foundation brush for foundation! I have been using It Cosmetics CC cream and UD One & Done lately and the Luxie brush is great for applying those 2. The 522 Tapered Highlighter brush has been great for setting my undereye area, its a great shape and size for that area.
Jonteblu Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil - I did try this eyeliner a few times and wasn't impressed. It applied on my eye lid ok, it did drag a slight amount, but it didn't last at all, maybe a few hours? It wasn't the most pigmented either. In the waterline I had to run it over quite a few times, again it wasn't the most pigmented, and it barely lasted there an hour. It could have been the shade I got, Charcoal, the I was having an issue with maybe the brown was better?
Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick - I have another OFRA liquid lipstick and like it as well. I find that the OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks do last quite a long time on my lips and aren't to drying. I like the shade Verona, but do think I will like it a lot more in the Fall.
So last months "Caribbean Queen' wasn't a full on winner for me, but I did get to try out a great assortment of products that I might not have otherwise. I love the brushes and can see myself continuing to use them. The eyeshadow palette isn't a stand alone palette for me, no matte brow bone shade, but it was fun to try and now I have more shimmery blues if I ever get up the nerve to try them out! I know not to pick up any Jonteblu liners! Also that I don't need to pick up a full size of a very expensive body cream to try out because it just isn't for me. Also that I may just not be a lash girl, but thats ok, if you are enter to win the Battington ones below!
If the Battington Monroe Silk Lashes from the June 'Caribbean Queen' Boxy Charm interest you, I am giving away the set I received.
The Rules are -
- Since this giveaway is not sponsered by anyone but me, I am opening it up internationally.
- Must have reached the age of majority in your region.
- Winner will be chosen randomly by the Gleam App.
- Once the winner has been chosen, you will have 48 hours to respond to my email with your mailing address. If you fail to do so, I will pick another winner.
- Please enter using the Gleam App below.