March Manis

KL Polish Porter Miami :: Morgan Taylor Tokyo A Go Go

KL Polish St. Clair :: KL Polish Yzma

Essie What’s the Stitch :: OPI Let’s Be Friends

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One of my favorite nail polish brands, KL Polish, is going out of business. Everything is one sale and lots of colors are sold out, but head to the website and snag what you can. I’m so sad this line is ending! The formula is great, the price is right, and the colors have been so unique.

Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer

Claims
–Creamy
–Full coverage
–Conceal under eye circles, blemishes, and skin discoloration
–Water resistant
–Lasts up to 12 hours

Price
–$8.99 at milanicosmetics.com

Shade Range
–18
–My shade: 01 Pure Ivory

Pros
–Affordable
–Cruelty free
–Minimal creasing
–Shade match for me
–Didn’t settle into fine lines

Cons
–Shades lean yellow
–Hard to access (I ordered online and I haven’t seen it in any stores)

Final Thoughts 
The lightest shade matched better than I thought it was going to, but it’s a bit too yellow for my skin tone. I used a bit of the white Colour Pop Concealer (Fair 00) to help brighten and cut the yellow. The shade is an exact match and I like a brighter under eye. I’ve heard mix reviews on this, but I like it. It’s full coverage, minimal creasing, and worked with my corrector and powder.

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Boxycharm Review :: January, February, & March

I started getting Boxycharm in November of 2018. I mainly do unboxings and reviews on my Insta Stories, but I’ve decided to do quarterly check ins here. Boxycharm is a monthly subscription box that is $21. I’ve tried TONS of different subscription services and this is definitely my favorite.


January 2019

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  • Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Sheet Mask (2), $24
    • Cruelty free
    • Felt good on the skin
    • Left skin hydrated, soft, and dewy
    • Get the same results from Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sheet Masks and they are $3
    • Enjoyed using these, but I wouldn’t purchase on my own
  • Briogeo Rosarco Milk Leave-In-Conditioning Spray, $12
    • Cruelty free
    • Vegan
    • I love leave-in sprays like this because I only wash my hair once a week. I use regular conditioner sparingly because it can easily weigh my hair down.
    • There are similar, cheaper products that do the same thing
    • I use it and enjoy it, but I wouldn’t pay full price and purchase on my own.
  • Ofra Liquid Lipstick in Havana Nights, $20
    • Cruelty free
    • Vegan
    • I tried an Ofra liquid lip a long time ago and didn’t love it, but they revamped packaging and maybe the formula?
    • LOVE the color and formula
    • Would buy more shades on my own
  • Tarte Rainforest of Sea Volume III Palette, $36
    • Cruelty free
    • Vegan
    • LOVE
    • Perfect, natural palette for an every day look
  • Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil, $18
    • Cruelty free
    • I have an IRL Boxy friend and we swap products from our boxes. She wanted this and I didn’t have any interest in trying this, so I sent it to her.
    • Love that it had a spoolie though!

Total Value– $110


February 2019

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Total Value–$121


March 2019

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  • Cover Fx Perfector Face Palette in Light/Medium, $45
    • Cruelty free
    • Vegan
    • Cover Fx is a high end, pricey brand so I’m always glad to see a Cover Fx product in the box
    • Talc-free formula
    • Not all shades work for me in their suggested use capacity, i.e. the highlighter is too dark, but I use it as a blush topper over a matte blush, but I’ve found ways to make all the colors work for me.
    • Pigmented, easy to blend
    • Love the simplicity of everything in one palette
    • I would not have paid $45 for this on my own, but I’m glad I have it.
  • Wander Beauty Lift Off Purifying & Brightening Peel Off Mask, $34
    • Cruelty free
    • Vegan
    • I’m saving this for a giveaway!
  • Moda Brushes Powder & Soft Glow Kit, $29.99
    • Cruelty free
    • Vegan
    • Fluffy powder brush is great, but there are cheaper options that are just as good
    • Glow brush is flimsy AF and I see no use for it. I trashed it
  • Ofra Liquid Lipstick in Monaco, $20
    • Cruelty free
    • Vegan
    • Like I said above, I love the formula, but this color is a NOPE
    • Giving to my friend
  • Appeal Cosmetics Liquid Eye Shadow in Gold, $21
    • Cruelty free status is unknown
    • Super pigmented and foiled/metallic
    • Have a similar product/shade so this is going to my friend!

Total Value–$149.99


I’ve gotten $380.99 worth of products for $63. Not a bad deal!

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Mask Monday: Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask

Claims
–Draw out pore-clogging dirt, oil, and daily impurities
–Does the dirty work with gentle, effective ingredients
–Not over drying
–Exfoliates to help smooth skin texture
–Cleanse away pollutants
–Ideal for even the most sensitive skin

Price
–$54 at cosmedix.com

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Gentle enough for sensitive skin
–Leaves skin soft and plump

Cons
–Full size is expensive
–Not readily available :: online or select spas

Final Thoughts
I got this in a Boxycharm and it is a good mask. It’s not overly powerful for drawing out impurities like my beloved GlamGlow, but it’s more gentle than GG. I will use this one up, but I wouldn’t buy the full size.

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Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Confidence In A Foundation

Claims
–Oil free
–Velvet matte finish
–24 hours of coverage and hydration
–Full coverage
–Humidity proof
–Weightless on the skin
–Perfect for all skin types
–Flawless finish

Price
–$32 for 1.0 oz
Ulta, Sephora, itcosmetics.com

Shade Range
–48
–My Shade: 100 Light Ivory

Pros
–Skin loving ingredients i.e. hyaluronic acid, ceramides, collagen
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Packaging :: pump!
–Cruelty free
–Not a flat matte finish
–Didn’t cake or cling to dry patches
–Long lasting
–Weightless on the skin
–Lives up its claims

Cons
–Expensive

Thoughts
I love this foundation! Thank Heavens there is finally an It Cosmetics complexion product that works for me. The CC Cream and their powder foundations are too dark for me. I got full coverage with one layer, but I added a little extra to my chin because my foundation tends to rub off there. My only concern with this foundation was the matte finish, but it’s not a flat matte and it works on my dry skin. It got a little cakey between my brows, but everything cakes there. It lives up to all of its claims and love all of the skin loving ingredients.

Primers: Too Faced Hangover Rx, elf Blur Stick
Powder: Milani Prep+Set+Glow
Tools: It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation No. 22 & Wet n Wild Sponge

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face
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AM & PM

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L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Waterproof Concealer

Claims
–Waterproof
–Transfer-resistant
–Matte finish
–Fade-resistant
–Full coverage
–Little goes a long way
–Cover under eye circles, acne, discoloration, minimize redness

Price
–$12.99 at Ulta
–$10.99 at Target
–$12.99 at Walgreens
–$10.97 at Wal Mart

Shade Range
–25
–My shade: Porcelain

Pros
–Easily accessible
–Shade range
–Large doe foot applicator
–Shade match for me
–Full coverage
–Minimal creasing
–Easy to blend
–Worked with my every day corrector and under eye setting powder

Cons
–Not cruelty free

Final Thoughts
Praise be that there is a shade match for me! It lives up to all of its claims so there’s another bonus. It is pricey for the drugstore, but drugstore prices are on the rise. It’s full coverage, worked with my go to under eye products, and didn’t settle into my fine lines too badly. The wand, formula, and coverage are very Shape Tape-esque so if you’re a Shape Tape fan, give this a go! I love this and will continue to use it.

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Tutorial Tuesday: Dose of Colors Friendcation Palette

I reviewed this palette last week and today I’m sharing two different looks. The first is a daytime, neutral, perfect for the office, look and then how to take it up a notch for nighttime.

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Products Used
Essence Intensifying Eyeshadow Base
Wet n Wild Brulee
MAC Fix+
Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette
Colour Pop Jelly Shadow in We Jammin
Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner in Hooked On Espresso
Physicians Formula Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Brown
Essence Lash Primer
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

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Brushes
Morphe M441 (Blender)
Luxie 121 (Tapered Blender)
elf Eye Shadow (Lid Shade)
Merle Norman Eyes #4 (Brown Bone)
Morphe M213 (Inner Corner)
elf 202 Smudge (Buff out lower lash line)
Luxie 141 (Blend/smoke lower lash line)
Wet n Wild Smokey Liner (Blend blue shadow on lower lash line)

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Directions :: AM Look

  1. Primer–Apply Essence Eye Base and set with Wet n Wild Brulee
  2. Transition Shade–Blend Necessary into and slightly above the crease using the M441 and windshield wiper motions.
  3. Crease & Outer V–Pack Cheens and blend using the Luxie 121 until you get the intensity you desire.
  4. Blend–Use M441 to blend Necessary and Cheens to make sure there are no harsh lines.
  5. Lid–Apply Just A Kiss with the elf eyeshadow brush. I applied dry first, then I sprayed my brush with MAC Fix+ to intensify the color payoff.
  6. Brow Bone–There is now brow bone shade in this palette so I used Enlight from the Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette with the Merle Norman Eyes #4 brush.
  7. Inner Corner–Colour Pop Jelly Shadow with M213.
  8. Mascara–1) Lash Primer 2) Lancome Monsieur Big 3) Benefit Roller Lash

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To take this look to the next level…

  1. Tightline–Milani Pencil
  2. Line Upper Lash Line–Physicians Formula Liquid Liner
  3. Smudge–Apply Milani Pencil on lower lash line and smudge out using the elf 202
  4. Blend–Take Luxie 141 and use Necessary to blend out harshness/diffuse the pencil liner.
  5. Color–Use the Wet n Wild Smokey brush to add A Moment to lower lash line. I packed it on and then blended it and repeated this step till I was satisfied with how the color looked.

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