Unboxing Boxycharm, October 2017

Price: $21.00 USD (+$5.00 shipping to Canada)
Number of items: 4-5 full-size items
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Boxycharm is a monthly subscription box of full-size makeup, skincare and beauty tools. The theme for this month is “Spellbound”. It really made me start thinking about Halloween and candy corn!

All prices are in USD, converted to CAD at the end

Dr Brandt Poredermabrasion
Retail Price: $58.00 USD
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It is really exciting to receive another Dr Brandt item in my Boxycharm. Now I don’t have to worry about purchasing another one when it runs out. Like the one I received before, this has micro-crystal to deep clean and refines pores.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlight in Presecco Pop
Retail Price: $38.00 USD
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I love Becca highlighters! They are so shiny and creamy, a great formula in my opinion! I already own Champagne Pop and it is a stunning peach shade. Presecco Pop looks like it’ll be a beautiful gold shimmer.

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Homeslice
Retail Price: $20.00 USD
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Hurray for a Tarte product! You may not know but I really love this brand. I’ve tried their matte lip paint formula before and think it is a comfortable lip product to wear that dries really quickly after application. I just don’t think it’s very long wearing.

ncLA Nailed It Tool Kit
Retail Price: $18.00 USD
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This is a pretty interesting item to receive in a subscription box! It’s great to receive a manicure set that I’m sure I’d get a lot of use out of! I definitely prefer items like this over nail polish.

Jonteblu Lip Liner Pencil In Brown Sugar
Retail Price: $5.00 USD
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I don’t wear too many lip liners, but whenever I wear lipsticks I don’t find lining my lips does help. I just wish it came in the same colour as the Lip Paint from Tarte.

Swatches!

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My Thoughts
Boxycharm threw in a few exciting and surprising items this month and I’m totally feeling Fall vibes with them!  Total Value; $139.00 USD ($175.50 CAD).

Did you get Boxycharm this month? What was in your box? What do you think of the items I received?

Lots of Love,
Dal

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Unboxing Topbox, September 2017

Topbox is a Canadian monthly beauty subscription service. Each month you have the option of getting a surprise box or to swap it for a prive box where all the products are from one brand and you know what they are. This month I opted for a surprise box!

I never had a post for August because my parcel got lost in the mail. Topbox did send me a refund for the month but I was bummed that I never received that box because I was supposed to get other items too. Oh well, it happens I guess.

Prices are in Canadian Dollars

IBY Highlighter in Bubbly
Mini size $6.28 (1.8g)
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I think this highlighter has an interesting amount of peach and I first thought it was a blush. I think my photo makes it look darker than it is in person but it doesn’t appear to be an overly sparkly highlight which I like. I have not swatched this yet but I’m really loving IBY Beauty for a complexion that I’m sure I’m going to enjoy this too.

Avry Beauty Chamomile Gloves
1 pair $1.38 (2 for $2.76)
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I’m pretty excited for this hand masks! As the weather turns colder I usually suffer from really dry skin so I’m excited to try these nourishing gloves to help! They are pre-filled with shea butter.

Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate treatment
Mini Size $24.00 (15 mL)
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I always enjoy receiving Glamglow samples in my boxes because it’s very expensive to purchase the full-size products in my opinion. This gently exfoliates the skin to leave it smoother, brighter and softer. I do like to exfoliate every few weeks to refresh my skin so I’m excited that I got this in my box.

Caudalie VINOPERFECT Radiance Serum Complexion Enhancing
Full Size $89.00 (30 mL), Sample Size $29.67 (10 mL)
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Another expensive product that I enjoy receiving my boxes! There are some products from Caudalie that I enjoy, and others that I really don’t think work for me. I hope this one works for me because I can benefit from a complexion corrector.

My Thoughts
I think my box is OK this month. Nothing is really super exciting to me but I do appreciate that I received some skin care and makeup that will be good for me. I’m intrigued with the mask gloves and looking forward to using the Glamglow mask. Total Value of my box; $62.73
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Did you receive Topbox for September? What did you get in your box?

Lots of Love,
Dal

Unboxing Boxycharm, September 2017

Let me start off by saying that September was a crazy month for me. If you follow me on Instagram you would have noticed that I posted a photo from my sister’s wedding. I was her Maid of Honour and the last few weeks leading up to her big day were very busy.  One thing I’ve learned is that wedding preparations are hard! That’s why my posts for my unboxing are late. Anyways on to the post!

Price: $21.00 USD (+$5.00 shipping to Canada)
Number of items: 4-5 full-size items.

Boxycharm is a monthly subscription box of full-size makeup, skincare and beauty tools. The theme for this month is “Boxy Baddie”.

All prices are in USD, converted to CAD at the end

Pur Soiree Diaries Eyeshadow Palette
Retail Price: $34.00 USD
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Boxycharm has just been sending out palettes month to month and they are all superb! I’m a palette lover so I get so much joy whenever I see one in the box. I love the warm-toned shadows in this palette.
20170920_181949Everything looks so be perfect for every day, with the ability to increase the drama when desired. I didn’t want to swatch this only because I have similar colours so I personally think this would make a great gift.

MAC Cosmetics Eyebrows (pencil) in spiked
Retail Price: $18.00 USD
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This is the very first time I’ve ever seen a MAC product in any of my subscription boxes. I guess MAC has to jump on the bandwagon of sending their items through these types of boxes to introduce themselves to new makeup lovers. I really love how thin this eyebrow pencil is, the issue is that the colour is too deep for my eyebrows. I did end up giving this to my sister since I think it’ll work better for her.

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip
Retail Price: $6.00 USD
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I can’t write very much about this because I actually lost it somewhere! LOL! I know that I love this formula from colourpop because it’s glossy and very comfortable to wear.

Studio Makeup Loose Blush
Retail Price: $35.99 USD
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I’ve actually never tried loose blush before so this will be very interesting to test out. It’s supposed to give a vibrant pop of colour for a healthy glow. Looking at it now, I can imagine this tub lasting me quite a lot of time.

BareMinerals Face Perfecting Brush
Retail Price: $28.99 USD
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When I first saw this brush I thought it looked really familiar. I then looked into my collection of brushes that I never use and found the exact one there. I figured I’d give it a try because I was intrigued by the dip in the centre which allows you to deposit foundation right into the centre of the brush.
20170920_182327 I used the brush I had before and was really impressed by the how easily it blended out my makeup. I’ve saved this one in its packaging should I want to pass it along to a friend, but my initial thoughts on the brush is that it works really well on me.

Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask
Retail Price: $20.00 USD
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Yes! A Briogeo item to test out! Many might know that my hair is very dry so I appreciate anything that will help keep it moisturized and healthy. After you shampoo, you apply the product onto the hair and leave it on for 5 – 10 minutes before rinsing it. Doing this weekly should restore hydration to the hair. I can’t wait to try it out!

My Thoughts
A few things in the box I have passed along to others which I’m ok with. Giving items to my sister I know she will use is pretty great. Then there are the superstars of this box in my opinion and they are the Pur eyeshadow palette and Briogeo deep conditioner. Total Value of my box $144.00 ($179.63).

Did you get Boxycharm? What did you think of the September box?

Lots of Love,
Dal

 

Unboxing Boxycharm, August 2017

Price: $21.00 USD (+$5.00 shipping to Canada) Number of items: 4-5 full-size items.
Boxycharm is a monthly subscription box of full-size makeup, skincare and beauty tools. I’m super excited with the items I’ve received this month and think it works really well with the theme “Beach Please”.

ALL PRICES IN USD, CONVERTED TO CAD AT THE END

Royal & Langnickel, Moda Pro, 3-piece Brush Set
Retail Price: $26.00 USD
Boxycharm_Aug 2017_LBL1I really love the feel of these brushes. The set includes a tapered blush brush, chisel blender contour brush and a crease brush. I’m not sure how to use the chisel brush but the other two are definitely going in with my brush set. I love the texture of the barrel, giving me a good grip and making them feel really luxurious.

Bella Pierre Waterproof Gel Eyeliner
Retail Price: $15.00 USD
Boxycharm_Aug 2017_LBL3I haven’t used this eyeliner on my eyes but I did swatch it on my hand and it looks intensely black. I’ve received so many black eyeliners in subscription boxes I may never have to buy one ever again! LOL! I love receiving black eyeliners because I know I’ll use them.

PUR The Complexion Authority Pro Eyelashes in Diva
Retail Price: $14.00 USD
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These false lashes are so long and wispy. They are really pretty and I really want to give them a try although I don’t have anywhere to wear them to and I suck at applying false lashes. I will have to give them a try the next time I have an event.

The Beauty Crop #GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick in DateNight
Retail Price: $14.95 USD
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I thought at first this was another dark nude but it has a hint of berry that makes it a little bit closer to my natural lip shade. It looks red in my swatch below, but in person it is more pink. I wore this right after I swatched it and I loved the way it looked on my lips. It also felt really comfortable. This is enriched with Shea Butter and Vitamin E.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea: Volume II
Retail Price: $36.00 USD
Boxycharm_Aug 2017_LBL6This was the star of the box for me this month. I actually already own this palette, getting it on sale on the Tarte website a few months ago. You can read the post and everything else I got here. This palette is still available on Tarte’s website and Sephora so it’s really sweet that subscribers got their hands on this palette. Since I already own this, I passed it along to my sister but I’m so impressed the Boxycharm was able to include it. The colours are nice and neutral and I think it has great pigmentation and is easy to blend.

Swatches
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My Thoughts
Boxycharm has once again proven that it’s a subscription box that has something really great to offer. I received items that I can definitely see myself enjoying. I am really excited about using the brush set and I’m already loving the liquid lipstick. The false lashes will probably get worn around the holidays and I am so happy I got something in the box I can share with my sister. Total value: $105.95 USD ($132.58 CAD).

Did you get Boxycharm this month? What do you think of the items in this month’s box?

Lots of Love,
Dal

Unboxing Topbox, July 2017

Price: $12.00 CAD (plus tax, free shipping) 4 items.

Topbox is a Canadian monthly beauty subscription service. Each month you have the option of getting a surprise box or to swap it for a prive box where all the products are from one brand and you know what they are. This month I opted for a surprise box!

Prices are in Canadian Dollars

Essie Nail Lacquer in b’aha moment!
Full Size Price: $9.00 (13.5 mL)
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Ah! This colour is so fun! It’s a nice raspberry that is perfect for summer. I have quite a few nail lacquers from Essie because I like the formula. It’s a bit thinner so you need about 3 coats to make it opaque but I like that it dries pretty quickly in between.

LARITZY Cosmetics Undressed Liquid Lip Stain in shade Pebble
Full Size Price: $21.00 (1oz)
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I did a swatch of this on the back of my hand and I find this dries down to a pretty matte. I love the dark nude shade, it’s very pretty although I think I might save it to use in the fall. PLUS I have a few other lipsticks in this colour so I’m not rushing to use this just yet.

Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer
Full Size Price: $27.00 (5 g), Sample Price: $8.64 (1.6 g)
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Ya! A new Benefit product! This is meant to be a soft-focus, lightweight concealer. To apply you pat and blend this under the eyes or around the face. I used this about a day or two ago and it reminds me of Becca’s Under Eye Brightening Corrector in consistency and it’s as lightweight as that formula but it’s a concealer. I like a little more coverage under my eyes but I do think that it’ll work fine if I’m wearing a full coverage foundation.

GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD® CLEARING TREATMENT
Full Size Price: $79.00 (50 g), Sample Price: $23.70 (15 g)
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I love receiving Glamglow samples because the full size of any of their products is so very expensive in my opinion. For this treatment, you apply a thin layer over the skin and after 5-20 mins wash it off. I would probably use this as a spot treatment every week or so and I think this will last me quite a long time.

BONUS! Garnier Skinactive Moisture Bomb
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I absolutely love this little moisturizer. Garnier surprised me lately with their products and I’ve been enjoying them ever since. If you’re curious of my thoughts on Garnier BB Creams or skincare products you can read them here. This sample reminds me of the Bliss drench n’ quench because it’s very light and creamy. It feels almost gel-like.

Swatches!
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My Thoughts

Topbox did not disappoint this month! I received items that I’m very excited to try. I’m really curious about how I like the Benefit concealer as I try it with different foundations and how well it holds up in the heat. I’m also in love with the colour of my Essie polish and can’t wait to clear my skin with some Glamglow masking tonight! Total Value of my box; $62.34 (not including bonus item)

Did you get Topbox this month? Anything excite you from the box?

Lots of Love,
Dal

Unboxing Boxycharm, July 2017

Price: $21.00 USD (+$5.00 shipping to Canada) Number of items: 4-5 full-size items.
Boxycharm is a monthly subscription box of full-size makeup, skincare and beauty tools. This is hands-down my favourite box from Boxycharm yet! The theme for this month is CutiePie.

All prices in USD, converted to CAD at the end

blinc Electric eyes palette
Retail Price: $45.00 USD
Unboxing Boxycharm July 2017 (2)I was really excited to see this palette in the box because I’ve seen some of their mascara’s at Sephora. When I opened it I was floored by the beautiful colours! They are jewel tone shades that are  highly pigmented and so creamy to the touch. I love the golds and bronzes and the pop of raspberry here.
Unboxing Boxycharm July 2017 (3)At first glance four of the five shades do look similar but when you actually put them on your eyes or Swatch them on the skin they are completely different. I’ve applied these both wet and dry and the pigmentation is very impressive. The only downside ts that they’re all shimmers so I would have to use it with another matte palette to make it work for the types of looks that I like to do.

Colour-pop matte lip in lock diary
Retail Price: $6.00 USD
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I love the pigmentation of Colourpop glosses and I do think that for the price they are really great deal. I’m not in love with this particular colour because it is too bright for me personally. I plan on passes this along to someone else that I know will enjoy the colour. I have tried and hauled other items from colourpop that you can read here and here.

Bare Minerals Invisible light translucent powder Duo
Retail Price: $32.00 USD
Unboxing Boxycharm July 2017 (8)This is the one item that completely stole my heart when I open this box. It is a translucent powder that comes with both a matte and a glow side. The matte side will absorb oil and it’s a perfect setting makeup while the glow side adds luminosity and highlighting.
Unboxing Boxycharm July 2017 (9)I love that this Duo is together because I actually love to put highlighting type powders all over my face but also using translucent matte powders under my eye. I also love that they’re pressed powders and I can take them on the go.

Winky Lux unibrows Universal eyebrow pencil
Retail Price: $12.00 USD
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This Universal shade almost feels a bit dark to be universal but I think it will work with my hair colour and I have thick brows. I use a little bit of pencil to fill in the gaps but I’m never really too concerned about matching my color exactly. I admire this packaging I love the gold hieroglyphics against the creamy white pencil. I love cute packaging! This will make it so easy to find in my makeup case.

Project Beauty spray. What. No. Makeup setting spray
Retail Price: $32.00 USD
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I’m so happy that I received this in my box because if you saw my empties for June you would have noticed that I did finish up my sample size makeup setting spray from Urban Decay. The only downside with this guy is that the mister more like a jet stream so it’s not very easy to spray it all over my face. If I spray it far enough I might be able to still get away with it but I do like a fine mist so I might have to pour the product into a different spray bottle. I did spray some of this on my face just to see how it felt and it does feel very much like a Mac Fix Plus. I really like it!

Swatches!
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My Thoughts
I am super happy with this box. I had planned on canceling my subscription after receiving this but I think I might just go for another 3 months because the items in this box were so good and I’m really looking forward to what they might have in store for the next few months. I wish I could pick out a few standout items but honestly they’re all stuff I am super excited to try except for maybe the colour-pop lippie which I’m completely fine with passing to someone else. Total value of my box: $127.00 USD or $160.00 CAD

Did you get Boxycharm this month? What item is a standout for you? What do you think of the items I got?

Lots of Love,
Dal

 

Unboxing Boxycharm, June 2017

Price: $21.00 USD (+$5.00 shipping to Canada) Number of items: 4-5 full-size items.
Boxycharm is a monthly subscription box of full-size makeup, skincare and beauty tools. This month’s theme is Downtown Charm.

**Prices are in USD, and converted to CAD at the end**

A little update; since the Canadian Dollar is always changing against the US Dollar, last month, this month and next month were a bit more expensive when converted to CAD: $34.00/month (compared to $33.00 CAD when I first subscribed in February). Although I love the items, it is a pricey subscription. If you have suggestions for other boxes that ship to Canada (or are Canadian owned boxes) let me know. Also, my Ipsy subscription ended and I don’t plan to renew it anytime soon so if you don’t see any unboxing for that, well now you know why.

So what did I get this month?!

RealHer Eye Shadow Palette I (Nude)
Retail Price: $28.00 USD
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Last time I got RealHer products in my box I was really excited mostly because I love what this brand stands for. If you want to see the items and my thoughts, you can do that here. I was pleasantly surprised to see an eye shadow palette in my subscription box.
Unboxing Boxycharm June 2017 (8)The box is thick but it is small enough that you can travel with. I love the rubbery texture of the packaging and silver lettering against the black and that it has a mirror inside. The ingredients are certified cruelty free, natural and vegan.
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The colours are completely the types that I would wear everyday. I love the mix of mattes and shimmers and for the most part they are really smooth and blend well. The only downside is that some shades are very similar (Proud & Courageous and Creative & Unique). Either way, it’s a palette I’m super happy to receive. Palette II and III can be found here. All are great everyday palettes with slightly different variation in colours.

Biobelle Cosmetics 3 Sheet Masks
Retail Price: $14.97 USD
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Hurray for more sheet masks! I’m excited that I got 3 in this month’s box! I got #beautysecret which a moisturizing mask (pomegranate & hyaluronic acid), #iwokeuplikethis which enhances glow (wild rose & vitamin C) and #primer to prep the skin before makeup (tee tree oil, rosehip extract & vitamin C). These are all really cute masks although I’m pretty curious about #primer only because I’ve never tried anything like it.

Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder
Retail Price: $26.99 USD, full size
Unboxing Boxycharm June 2017 (5)This powder has glow and lots of sparkle! Not sure how much I’d like it on my cheeks for highlight but it might work all over the lids or even on the body. Unboxing Boxycharm June 2017 (7)I love that it’s a gold shimmer only because I have very little of that in my collection. You need the tiniest bit to make an impact.
Unboxing Boxycharm June 2017 (6)In the swatch (which is hardly visible thanks to terrible lighting!) I used only a crumb of product. I love the way this is packaged with a sifter that can be closed completely by turning it so that you don’t get powder flying everywhere!

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Santa Ana
Retail Price: $19.90 USD
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This is a beautiful raspberry, red colour that isn’t very bright so I can imagine it being perfect for someone like me who isn’t into lipsticks that fall outside of the natural look. I haven’t tested it out but the formula is supposed to be soft and moisturizing on the lips and has a long lasting lipstick effect. I’ve tried other lip products from Ofra that I really liked so I’m guessing I will enjoy this lipstick too!

Luxie Brush Rose Gold Pro Precision Tapered Brush 640
Retail Price: $24.00 USD
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Yes! Finally a Luxie Brush in my subscription box! This is a pretty interesting brush. The bristles are very long and flimsy. It can be used to dust away loose powder from eye shadow fallout or apply highlight.
Unboxing Boxycharm June 2017 (4)In the summer I will add a bit of powder on top of my makeup to keep it all in place so it doesn’t melt in the heat and I would actually just use it for that. I love the pink handle and rose gold barrel it really makes the brush feel luxurious but it also is very sturdy and well made.

My Thoughts
All these items are going to get used by me and feel like they fall in line with the Downtown Charm feel (I’m a downtown city girl and it feels like colours I would wear). The palette is so pretty and I can easily put a few looks together with this, the lipstick will add a fun pop of colour and the gold powder will give a bit of glow. I’m really excited for masks and the brush too! Total Value of my box: $113.86 USD ($150.52 CAD)!

Did you get Boxycharm this month? What did you think of the items?

Lots of Love,
Dal

Unboxing Topbox, June 2017

Price: $12.00 CAD (plus tax, free shipping) 4 items.

Topbox is a Canadian monthly beauty subscription service. Each month you have the option of getting a surprise box or to swap it for a prive box where all the products are from one brand and you know what they are. This month I opted for the Prive Box.

Topbox was offering three different Cosmetics Magazine Awards Privé Topbox’s, I wished for #3 and got it in the mail! I wish I had taken a screen shot of all the different options because they were really good this month. If you’re interested in reading Cosmetic Magazine Fragrance and Beauty Awards you can here.

Now on to what I got!

Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria Eau de Parfum Roller Ball
Full Size: $92.00 (50 mL), Sample Size: $18.40 (10 mL)
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I’m not the biggest fan of the original euphoria scent, but I love the sexy musk in the deep euphoria. I usually prefer light clean scents but there is something about this that makes me love it. I’m not good at describing scents but here are the notes for this one:

  • Top – Cascalone
  • Mid – Black magic rose
  • Base – Musk

This is a great scent for a hot summer night out when you might want a something a bit stronger to last you.

Michel Germain Sexual Paris Tendre Pour Homme
Full Size: $79.00 (75 mL), Sample Size: $8.43 (8 mL)Unboxing_Topbox_June 2017_LBL (4)
I appreciate that Topbox included a sample for men in the Prive options, they actually had one exclusively for men which is a great little gift for a significant other or to use in a Father’s Day gift. I do like this scent a lot and thought I could pass this along. It’s in a cool looking spray bottle. Here are some of the notes of this one;

  • Top – Ginger
  • Mid – French Rose
  • Base – Modern Amber

You really get the hint of ginger in this one. I really think it’s a very fun sporty scent that is great for the summer.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
Full Size: $116.00 (50 mL), Sample Size: $23.20 (10 mL)
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Anytime this is in a box I get really excited. Yes, I may have so many of these samples now but it’s probably my most loved serum so I will constantly appreciate more little samples because the full size is expensive.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil In O2 Raspberry
Full Size: $25.00 (7 mL), $10.00 (2.8 mL)
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I’ve heard so many good things about this lip oil so when I saw it was part of this Prive I knew I wanted to give it a try. This is described on the Bay website as a melting, lip-plumping formula which combines the comfort of an oil and the high-shine result of a gloss for radiant, fuller-looking lips.

My Thoughts

Clearly, I’m really happy that I received this Prive Box. I’m really excited to try the lip oil and already loving the parfum. I’ll always appreciate the ability to chose my box with Topbox, it’s a feature not many other subscription boxes offer. Total value of my box; $59.83.

Did you get Topbox this month? What was in your bag?

Lots of Love,
Dal

Unboxing Ipsy Glam Bag, May 2017

Price: $10.00 USD (+$4.95 shipping to Canada) Number of items: 5 (+a cute bag).
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This bag is super cute! I love the clear plastic with ice cream and popsicle print. The bag is a bit larger than my usual bags but one thing I didn’t really like is that the zipper is not sewn on so cleanly, so this is a bit lop-sided.

**Prices in Canadian Dollars**

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Bronzer and Highlighter Duo
Full Size Price: $28.30 (unable to determine sample price)
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This appears to be a really good duo for tan complexions. I haven’t tried it yet but in the pan it appears to be a bit dark. That’s alright though, I can give this to my sister if it doesn’t work for me. Plus I’ve received other highlighters and bronzers in my other boxes recently so I’m not rushing to open this up.

Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette
This is exclusive to Ipsy. I am unable to determine a sample price.
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This little palette is exclusive to Ipsy and I can’t find a comparable palette to get pricing from. Pacifica Cosmetics is cruelty-free and vegan. This was made with natural minerals and coconut water. I think the colours are really beautiful for summer, especially if you wanted to do a sunset eye look which is really on trend.

Peek Beauty Metalimatte in A-Boo
Full Size: $29.64 (I can’t tell if this is full size or not)
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Everywhere I look, even on the Peek website, this looks to be a full size product but it’s super tiny. It’s about as big as my thumb! This peachy-pink cream blush dries matte and powdery. I am so in love with the colour. I can’t wait to try it on.

Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick in Posh
Full Size: $17.52, this is full size
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I have a few too many nudes that I didn’t open this guy up. The description is that this is a light nude and is supposed to be super moisturizing. It is infused with Vitamin E to prevent the lips from getting dry which I can appreciate.

Royal & Langnickle Precision Angled Brush
Full Size: $5.38, this is full size
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I feel like Ipsy has got it out for me! Yes, I love Royal & Langnickle brushes but I would LOVE one from another brand. I usually see Luxie brushes on the glam bag page and in other bloggers bags but I have yet to get any of them in my bag! Again, I don’t hate Royal & Langnickle brushes, they are some of my favourite ones right now. I think I would use this brush for under eye concealing.

My Thoughts
This bag is perfect for summer! The products and colours are giving me hot days drinking lemonade on a beautiful patio vibe. I am excited for the eyeshadow palette and blush for sure! I didn’t want to give a total value this month because I’m not sure about the sample size of most of the items. Either way, it’s a great value to me!

Did you get Ipsy this month? What was in your bag?

Lots of Love,
Dal

Unboxing Topbox, May 2017

Price: $12.00 CAD (plus tax, free shipping) 4 items.

I received my box maybe a week and a half  ago but I never got around to opening it. I did open it over the weekend finally!

Topbox is a Canadian monthly beauty subscription service. Each month you have the option of getting a surprise box or to swap it for a prive box where all the products are from one brand and you know what they are. This month I opted for the surprise box.

**Prices in Canadian Dollars**

Delectable Hand Cream in Vanilla & Cream
Full Size: $12.00 (118 mL), Sample Size: $6.10 (60 mL)
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OK Topbox, I think we need to give these creams a bit of a break! I think in the last 6 months every other month I’ve received an item from Cake Beauty! I like Cake Beauty, but I’d love to discover other brands. That said, this smells delicious and I really like the formula.

Pur-Lisse Sheet Mask
One Sheet: $8.00
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I usually get my face masks from The Face Shop because they are so cheap so I like getting ones that are bit more expensive than those in my boxes. The Blue Lotus + Seaweed reads to be intensely moisturizing! I can’t wait to have a relaxing evening and try this out.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer
Full Size: $14.00 (10 mL)
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Somehow I put this away and then lost it so I’m not sure the colour name of this baby pink name! As I’ve mentioned a few times before, I don’t wear nail polish on my fingers but I would totally rock this colour on my toes…once I find it….

Pureology Shampoo & Conditioner
Full Size: $40.00 (500 mL) for both, Sample Size: $8.00 (100 mL) for both
Unbox Topbox May 2017_LBL (4)I love the shampoo and conditioner set especially since this is hydrating. I can never complain about these because they are so perfect for throwing into an overnight bag. I never like the shampoo and conditioners in hotels so I love being able to carry my own.

BONUS! Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-In Whitening Pen
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I’m pretty excited about the whitening pen. I’m very particular about my toothbrush so I only use one or two types. This does say that it expires June 2017 which is weird to me but I think Topbox offered this in one of their mega boxes and these must have been left over. Anyways I’m sure it’ll still last me another month or two.

My Thoughts
Except for the hand cream I’m pretty happy with the items in this bag! I am looking forward to using the sheet mask and taking the shampoo & conditioner with me on my next trip! Total Value of my bag: $36.10

Did you get Topbox this month? What was in your bag?

Lots of Love,
Dal