Makeup Monday – Catch Up Review

Marvelous Monday my Makeup loving friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I got my October BoxyCharm box this weekend and I can’t wait to share with you what I got. But first, I have to finish my reviews for the September box. This is going to be a bit of a long post and I apologize.

I’m going to start with the Violet Voss – Essentials Eyeshadow Palette. I was not super excited about this palette. I am a much more neutral kind of gal. I did attempt a look and wanted to share it with you though.

It was not bad but it was hard for me to work with the colors. I am going to continue to try. Now that fall is here I’m hoping the purple and the orange shades will come in handy. The colors were all very pigmented and long lasting on my eyes. The palette itself I would give πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„Β out of 5 review but for me personally this is a πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„.

Since I just discussed eyeshadow I should mention my review for the MODA – 5-pc Brush Kit.

I really liked these brushes. I have not used them as much as I would like to. I will say though they are soft and fluffy. I have had some brushes that were scratchy on my eyelids lately and these definitely were not. I also am just getting used to using a fluffy brush for my crease and I really liked how this brush worked. They are all marked with what they should be used for and I like that. It helped me try new brushes in new areas. Do you ever get stuck in a routine for brushes and wonder if maybe there is a better tool out there you haven’t tried yet. I feel like these brushes were a better tool and I am glad IΒ  tried. I plan to continue to use them and try to get some of their face brushes as well.

I am going to give these a πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„Β of 5. Highly recommend giving them a try!

Next up we have MAC – Frost Lipstick CB96. Well folks, partly I am too old for frosty lipsticks and secondly this color was not meant for me.

I might try it again with a much more subtle makeup look and let this be the only pop of color. It is definitely a pretty shade. The pigment was very real. The color stayed on my lips all day but it also got on everything else along the way. My poor water bottle may never be the same. The lipstick was however the soft moisturizing feel that you will almost always find with MAC. I do wish it was a more flattering shade but like I said, perhaps if I get a tan or do a more subtle makeup I could make it better. As a product I’m giving this a πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„Β out of 5 but for me and my skin tone, I am giving this a πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„Β out of 5.

Finally, I am going to tell you all about the Laura Geller – Baked Gellato Swirl Illuminator.

This was probably my favorite item out of the box and with a $26 price tag, this makes the box a success in my book. The texture is very soft. Goes on powdery but does feel like a velvety cream. The glow is just so soft and perfect for an all the time use. I have used this every day since the first day I tried it and I can say this will be my go-to until I run out or until I get a new one I have to try through BoxyCharm! I love a little highlighter. This is also gentle enough you could use it all over to add just a little bit of glow to your face. I think you will agree if you give it a try. This product is definitely a πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„Β out of 5 for me. Laura Geller has some great products and I hope I get some more in future boxes.

Overall, September’s box is going to be a πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„Β and a half πŸ’„Β for me. I think I had some products that were not so great but I had some products that were great. Do you subscribe? Have you thought about subscribing? Are there other products you would be interested in me reviewing? Let me know!

Love and πŸ’„,

Becky

Makeup Monday – July BoxyCharm Box Review

Happy Monday! New makeup is so fun. It truly is one of my favorite things. Is it time to rewrite that song yet? Just kidding don’t mess with the classics people!

My July BoxyCharm box arrived and I was super stoked to open it up and see all the goodies.Β Β I love that they give a sneak peek of your box but there is always one thing that they keep a secret. Not sure why but it makes it so much more exciting to open the box. Perhaps next month, I will try and not view the sneak peek email. Do we think I can resist? We shall see, won’t we friends.Β 

So here was my grand un-boxing. I’ll give you the breakdown of my items.

Elemis – Superfood Vital Veggie Mask – $35.00

Butter London – Natural Goddess Eyeshadow Palette – $32.00

Luxie- Gaea 3 piece brush set – $30.00

Ofra- liquid lip – $20.00

Lashaholics – Instaglam False Eyelashes – $14.99

Total MSRP for the box is $131.99. Remember this box only costs $21 per month. If you would like to sign up for your own box, here is the link. https://www.boxycharm.com/

Also, if you would like, please use my code. I think I get some points towards products or something. Not sure if you get anything using it but hey it’s worth a shot.

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I am most excited about the eyeshadow palette. I like the colors and I am excited to see ifΒ  I can create some cool looks that are also appropriate for the office.

I am least excited about the eyelashes as I don’t normally use false eyelashes but I definitely want to give them a shot. Who knows maybe they will be my favorite thing in the box.

Overall, I’m giving this month’s box πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„Β out of 5. Check in next week to see if the products are living up to this score.

Love and πŸ’„,

Becky

Makeup Monday Brushes Rule

I ❀️ my makeup brushes. All of them. When one finally wears out and I have to get a replacement it makes me a little sad because I’m losing a brush and then I get excited because I have a new one to love! 

Here are my brushes! 



I store them in that mug I decorated myself so they all have plenty of room. Yes that was a toothbrush you saw in there I prefer a soft toothbrush to handle my eye brows then the expensive brow brushes you buy in the store which always feel too rough for me. 

My brushes need a good cleaning and I’m not as good about it as I should be. But I thought I would share with you what I do when I do clean them properly. 

For a daily quick clean especially for my eye shadow brushes (use lots of different colors and shades and need the same brush) I use ELF brush cleaner. 


The smell is wonderful. It works great and I think has helped to make my brushes last longer. This is a basic spray on and work out the makeup on a papertowel type effort. Not hard and definitely quick enough I can do in the morning. I just put them back in my cup to dry. 

For a major cleaning I use whatever face wash I’m currently using. My thinking behind this is that it’s gentle enough for my face it should definitely take away any oils that may remain on the brushes and I know it’s not going to break me out or cause me any problems. Currently this is what I’m using for face wash and to clean my brushes. 


What girl doesn’t have this face wash around? I have an abundance of sample size beauty items right now so I’m trying to use them all up before I go and buy full size stuff again. Does anyone else do this? 

If anyone is interested I could always do a video or photo shoot for cleaning my brushes. I can show you how fun and easy it really is! Let me know if you would be interested. 

How do you clean your makeup tools? 

Until next time stay beautiful! 

Love 

MakeUp Monday Take 1

With all of the things that I love and that I love to talk about, I have decided to try and focus a little bit more! I’m going to start having different days for different types of posts. So this is our first MakeUp Monday. I’m going to highlight my latest Ipsy bag.

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The bag of course as always is adorable. I just love this for November! Not quite the fall look I would normally think about but it is so super cute and I can’t wait to use this for my makeup bag in my purse.

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Here’s a little shot of all the goodies. If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy you get 5 different items each month. Some of them are full size and some of them are trial size. One of the things I really love is when I get beauty tools like this month. I got this:

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This is a slanted crease brush andΒ I can’t wait to use it. I am always in need of a crease brush. I use them not only for the crease of my shadow but sometimes because of the shape of my nose they are the best tool for using a little highlighter on my nose or concealer/bronzer on the sides of my nose or underneath my eyes. Speaking of eyes:

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Smashbox Full Exposure mascara is really great. I love that I have received this before and now again. It is one of those items that is just great to have. I have one in my purse makeup bag, my home makeup bag, and yes ladies and gents, I have a work makeup bag. You just never know when you might need the basics. If you haven’t tried it and you can get a sample size of this please do. I have never purchased a full size and I don’t know that I would I’m pretty loyal to my L’Oreal but I will tell you that this is a great backup and if you can some high quality products for your emergency makeup bags, then that is what you should do. Speaking of some basics for your bag:

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Who doesn’t need an amazing neutral eye shadow? I think we all do, personally! Of course, I might be a little biased, because it’s the best color on me. I have a great time playing with all the different and new neutrals that I can get my little hands on. So I’m very excited to try this out and I will definitely give you a review. I have not tried this brand before, but I have heard good things. Speaking of good things:

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Leeanni is a good brand. I have not purchased this brand but I have received different products from this brand in previous bags. The moisturizer was fabulous. Now I’m not completely sure what this product is but I am going to research and give it a shot. Speaking if not sure what to do with something:

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I also received this highlighting trio. I’m assuming this is a traditional creamy highlighter trio. I am looking forward to giving it a shot. Of course some of the colors are not quite right for me but that may be why they went with a trio. The black eyeliner that I received from Model co. in a previous bag was such a great product. I’m actually currently using it as my daily eyeliner because it was a full size product. Oh how I love full size products!

So that is my Ipsy bag for the month of November. I will add some updates with my personal reviews laters. But I assure you this as most of my bags is another favorite. They do a great job every month and it is so worth the $10 per month, I don’t know that I could ever cancel this subscription. It’s like Christmas every month when it arrives.

Until Next Time!

Love,

Becky