I am extremely excited for today's post! This is the first palette that I've seen online and decided I really wanted it on the day of the launch and then ended up buying the palette. Sure it's been forever and a half since the launch, but I'm highly excited to finally have this palette in my collection!
Today we're reviewing the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes palette. I've never tried any of Too Faced's eyeshadows before, or any of their brozers or anything. My aunt did give me a mini of the best selling mascara 'Better Than Sex Mascara' (the makeup industry really comes up with some interesting names huh?).
I've heard a few things about this palette we're reviewing.
1) The colors blend extremely well. (Proven to be true! I had no problem getting the colors to cooperate blend-ability wise!)
2) The colors are not as bright in person as they are on the website. (Again, true! The Peach Punch color wasn't as bright.)
3) The colors are extremely pigmented. (Depends on the color. The darker colors are more pigmented than the lighter ones. The main pink on my eyelid (Peach Punch) took a lot of building to get to this point.)
The palette was on sale at Sephora.com for the 'Wow of the week' sale. I nabbed it for 22 bucks instead of the original 45 USD, although with shipping and taxes and all that jazz it ended up costing me 30 bucks at the check out.
Here is the look I created from the example pamphlet that came with the palette along with some swatches! Pardon my extra pale skin, it looks like two of colors (Peach Butter and Peach Meringue) don't show up. They do, they're pigmented, just very close to my skin color.
Overall I personally love this palette and cannot wait to keep using it!
Do you guys have this palette? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments!
I have a candle problem.
Really, it's insane the number of candles I own.
To answer your question- yes, the collection will continue to grow.
My candle collection is growing more than it's shrinking.
There is some good news to this though. Should there be a power outage anytime I soon I have more than 17 candles to help light the house! I actually have so many candles that I currently cannot find all of them. And I won't lie to you, my amazon cart does have more than three candles in it waiting to be purchased. They're bookstore scented, Sherlock's study scented and something else that sounded really nice and also probably book related.
So with all of that being said, should we go through the collection?
These are all from different brands for the most part so there really is not a good way to do this.
Novelly Yours candles are based off of books or book related things, these ones are based off of a book called The Raven Cycle.
There's all the candles I could find! My favorite activity is to sit at our dinning table and light a candle, grab a book, some peppermint tea, and listen to some 'chill' music. Speaking of which I've already got my candles down here... see you next time!
Do you guys like candles? If so what's your favorite brand?
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People always do 'monthly favorites' videos on YouTube and I thought it would be cool to do the same thing: blog style! I'm not going to guarantee this being a monthly thing, but depending on how it goes we'll see. Let's get started shall we?
First up Papermate Gel Pens.
It's no secret that I'm a writer, and as a writer I have a thousand journals and a preferred writing tool. Gel pens are always nice, they're way easier to write with in my opinion. These gel pens however, they really have that 'glide feeling.' You know the one? They write really easy and it's nice to use these ones. Plus they come in like a hundred different colors so you can pick a favorite. Mine is either green or orange, but those can be hard to read sometimes so I mainly stick with blue. (When I'm in a rush I'll grab which ever is closest.)
Next up The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. (NCWTS)
That sounds both obvious and kind of goofy, but I don't normally watch the NCWTS every weekend. The last couple of weeks however I've found myself loving it more and more. So now I've got two series of race kicks to fill each weekend.
Twinnings Peppermint Tea,
I'm kind of weird when it comes to tea. I have seven different boxes of Twinnings tea in the cabinet but my favorite is Peppermint. It tastes the best (Prince of Wales is a close second!), and has a lot of benefits. It helps you feel better when you're sick, (stomach aches or a head cold or headache!), it's good for reducing bloating and it helps me relax - which I often have a hard time doing.
My favorite iPhone game at the moment is Animal Crossing Pocket Camp.
I remember when it first came out I downloaded it immediately and skipped the "make an account just in case!" option. Which as you can guess I regretted about a month later. I just restarted the game a few days ago. My friend code is 4992 0596 968 if you wanna add me. Animal crossing is such a dorky game I love it. The music is nice, it's relaxing to play and it's just really, really cute.
I first found this strange genre of relaxing music at the beginning of last school year. I wanted some relaxing studying music to play because I do online school and it gets quiet during the day. After a while I found myself clicking on more and more 'Lofi' style mix videos on YouTube. I also have zero clue how you pronounce that so if anyone could tell me in the comments that would be nice.
This last one is going to sound weird until I explain it: Squats.
So at the beginning of the month Cassey Ho founder of PopPilates (Blogilates on YouTube) said she wanted to try to do 100 squats every day for 30 days. I really didn't want to even try doing the challenge but I decided it was the easiest way to make sure I'm working out every day. Turns out its not that hard, I'm having a ton of fun and I'm seeing positive results. Both in my body and in the fact that my asthma isn't flaring up anymore! (I'm going to do a more in-depth article on this soon!) I think you guys should give it a try next month, I'm loving it! (So much in fact I'm considering following along on Cassey's 1000 squats video)
I hope this was interesting to you guys, while this is uploading I'll be watching my little cousin turn laps in his Quarter-Midget!
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Okay. Okay. I just finished getting all of my pictures and trying out the products in this month's BOXYCHARM and just - okay. This is my favorite month so far, hands down. This is my last month with BOXYCHARM for a bit, and I would just like to say we are going out with a bang! The theme of this month's box was "Caribbean Queen."
So right off the bat when you open the box this is what you see:
This month's box includes, three Luxie brushes, an Ofra lipstick, the 'Monroe' style Battington Lashes, a Jonteblu eyeliner, 'Brazilian Bum Bum Cream' which is just like a body lotion and my personal favorite - the Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe palette.
So first thing's first, the Luxie brushes. The set comes with three brushes, a precision foundation, a tapered highlighter and a duo fiber powder brush all of which come sealed in a little air tight baggie. They are extremely soft, like crazy soft. The brush set retails for 42 USD.
Now for the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream - I'm not gonna lie I giggled a little when I read the name. It's just a regular body lotion that smells pretty nice and it made my arm feel pretty soft where I tested it. The container doesn't come completely full, but I'm not goingto complain because a little bit of this stuff goes a long way. The body lotion retails for 10 USD.
The Battington Lashes are in the style 'Monroe Silk Lashes' They retail for 28 USD, and come in a cute little protective box. The lashes are a nice regular size they aren't gigantic like the ones I bought from Walgreens the other day. (Whoops!) I definitely am going to get some use out of these! They retail for 28 USD.
The OFRA liquid lipstick is a brown liquid lipstick, there's not a lot you can say about a brown liquid lipstick but it wears pretty comfortable it's a bit tacky at first. Also it's not as light as it looks in the tube, the pinky undertones are pretty hidden in my opinion. This lipstick retails for 21 USD.
Alamar Reina Del Caribe palette - I started out by using a little bit of the tan color left on my brush from my Jaclyn Hill palette since there wasn't a tan transition color. Then I took Coco-Taxi (Orange) and windshield wiper motioned it across my eye's crease, I took Tropico (red) and dabbed it in the corners before windshield wiping it across my lid a little lower than the first color. Next I took Guantanamera (purpley-red) and put it in the corners and blended it out lower, and then took Caefecito (brown) and used it directly in the outside corner and inner corner of my eye before sweeping it across the line line. I took Elo Malecon (gold) and planted it in the middle of my eye before trying to highlight my inner conrner with La Costa(silvery-pink) which I realized failed when I got into better lighting (my fault not the palette's!). I took the eyeliner swiped some of it on and then topped the look off with the Battington lashes. (Yes I also am not pleased with the way the picture turned out but it's what we've got to work with.) This palette retails for 28 USD.
The Jonteblu pencil eyeliner was an interesting story. It's a grey eyeliner, which I was not expecting. Grey eyeliners are good for smokey eyes. So It may not have been a complete success with what I was trying to do in the picture above, but it will come in handy in other looks. The eyeliner retails for 5 USD.
So this has been a really fun series. As of right now I don't know when I'll be back with another BOXYCHARM hopefully soon. But have no fear! I'm trying my best to be prepared for Jalcyn Hill's new vault launch. If I can get the palette collection before it sells out next week then I'll review it on here. Fingers crossed, bye!
We're starting to wind down on the BOXYCHARM Series! I love doing these but my subscription runs out next month and as of right now I can't afford to do them for a little while, so I'm hoping June's box comes with tons of awesome stuff so we can go out with a bang! Hopefully this won't be like all the band hiatuses where they take a break and never come back. I would hate that.
So let's get this show on the road! This month's BOXYCHARM box was a little different. It cmae with six products instead of the usual five. May is BOXYCHARMS 'birthday month' so they wanted to throw a little extra something in there for us. The first thing you see when you open the box is the fun little colored card, and when you lift it, all the brushes!
This box came with a set of three eye brushes, (a spoolie, an angled brush and one of those super 'fine tipped eyeliner' brushes.) the fluffy bronzer brush, the liquid lipstick and the Cover FX primer. Hidden underneath the protective packaging was the PUR cosmetics contour sculpting palette. With all of the other things on top I nearly forgot about it being in the bottom of the box.
Let's start with all of the Aesthetica brushes. The brush set that came in May's box was called "The Aesthetica Trio Series" and included the angled eyeliner brush, the spoolie, and the fine tipped brush. I persoanlly liked these brushes, I've been needing to get a spoolie so I was pretty happy to see one was coming in the box. The angled brush works well and since I already had one, my little sister is using hers to put on her eyebrows now. This brush set retails for $45 USD.
We also received the P12 Face Brush from Aesthetica, which pairs well with the PUR Cosmetic's Sculptor Palette. The brush is extremely soft, it blends pretty well and I'm glad it came in the box, the P12 retails for $27 USD.
The PUR Sculptor Palette is a contour and highlight palette that features two of each, and I feel like the colors are a little bit too dark for my skin tone, Im extremely pale. I can eventually get the contour colors blended out, but it does take a bit of work. I think the colors would look really, really good on someone with just a bit of a darker skin tone than my own. The palette retails for $30 USD. The swatches on my arm are in this order: Lipstick, eyeliner, contour, (Inventor and then Founder) and the highlight (Originator and then Trailblazer).
Once again BOXYCHARM has included a Pretty Vulgar product! This time we got the Ink Gel Eyeliner pot. I absolutely love this eyeliner, and for a few reasons. Firstly, it's got amazing pigment, it's a really black eyeliner! And secondly, I live for this packaging. It's made to look like a little ink pot that you'd dip a quill or calligraphy pen into before you start writing! I can appreciate some cool packaging, especially this one.
I have a lot of mixed feelings on the Beauty Creations Matte Liquid Lip Gloss. For one, it's a lip gloss why does it need to be matte? It's got beautiful pigment but the lips just stick together kind of like they've been glued. I really wanted to love this lipstick, but I'd only wear it for the color not the comfort. When you press your lips together and pull them apart while they're sticking together it kind of pulls the color off parts of your lip as if you chiped it off with a toothpick. The matte lip gloss retails for $10 USD. (Excuse the hair, it refuses to floof and it's been a while since I've used my lightening shampoo)
I wanted to end this on a really high note, so for the product I was most excited for - the Cover FX Blurring Primer! I've never owned a real primer so I was extremely excited to see it would be included in the May box! I've used it once under a bit of concealer and blush to test it out and I really liked it! The primer did give me a scare for a second when I put it on my face because it wasn't clear it's tinted a tan color (darker than my skin) but it rubbed away when I put it on. Not sure if that's just this primer or most primers since I haven't used one before. If you guys want to get your hands on the primer it retails for $38 USD.
I haven't included this in past box reviews but I thought it would be worth it to mention that every month each box features a promocode of some sort. This month BOXYCHARM members received a code for Cover FX and PUR.
I hope you guys have been enjoying this series as much as I have been, I'll see you back here next month for the last one! (Again, hopefully not forever!)
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Last week my best friend sent me a picture of some candles talking about how they were based off a series I'd recently finished (The Raven Cycle). She said she'd just bought the candles from Novelly Yours and there were four of them - Cabeswater (9 and 12oz are on the site), Manibus, Henrietta, and the one I was most excited for, Gansey.
So I looked into the Novelly Yours website, found the candle set for around twenty-eight dollars (there's a set of smaller candles for fifteen) scrounged together the cash and purchased my candles! That was late last week, and this afternoon they finally arrived! Hurray!
I was so exicted when the mail man showed up, I ran outside to get them while he was still here! I opened the box to several pleasant surprises! Firstly I was impressed with the fact that on order summary paper there was a hand written note:
That note was a really good touch, it makes the costumer-to-seller relationship seem more personal which is always good for a business! (also at the bottom of the order summery Brittany attached her email and so you can contact her if there were any problems with the order)
Then there was fun green crinkly grass that you get in like easter baskets? Those guys always make me even more excited. (There was a lot more green paper than in the picture but I took most of it out before the picture!)
Then each candle was individually wrapped with bubble wrap, white paper and had a thank you sticker on each one holding the paper closed.
Further more - I got a free sample candle for a new one coming out called "Castle Whitespire." (I'm not sure what book/series that's from but it smells awesome!)
So overall - I had a really pleasant experience with Novelly Yours, I a hundred percent recommend you get some of these candles. The shipping process was smooth, the candles smell so good, the packaging was done by hand and adorable, and I'm definitely going back to get another Gansey candle - just saying.
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*Would you guys buy the candles? If you have perviously what do you think of them? Leave me a comment and we can chat!
(The April BOXYCHARM was shipped a couple of weeks ago and I've had for a bit but I have been out of town and busy with school so I haven't been able to write until now I apologize!! A lot happened every time I tried to make this - I'm sick so I don't want to put it on my face, I took a bad picture when I opened it and now the box is gone... blah, blah, blah. I'm sorry!! On with the article!)
In this months box everyone had the chance to get a variation of a Colourpop Palette and different shades of the Tartiest Pro Glow Liquid Highlight and a lipstick either a Mac color or an Adesse liquid lipstick.
Dr. Brandt Vaccum Cleaner Face Mask: This face mask is so WEIRD. Good weird though. When you rub it on your face it goes from clear to blue, and as it dries it turns into a whitish-blue color. Then you wash it off with a warm washcloth and your skin feels super nice and smooth! It helps tighten your pores, and retails for arounf $47. My only problem with this mask is that I think it smells kinda funny, just a little, and my sister said she didn't think it smelled bad so that's a matter of opinion. (It's the third swatch)
Adesse liquid Lipstick in Hi Definition: I really like this color and the formula is very different from liquid lipsticks I've bought in the past. It's pretty smooth, isn't patchy but it does rub off on glasses or anything your mouth touches. it's a very pretty color though. It retails for around $24. The thing that's weird is on my wrist swatch it looked kinda red, but it's actually brown on my lips-something to keep in mind! (Second swatch!)
MLP Palette: I really was hoping I wouldn't get this pallette, I don't like the colors in it or the theme of the palette and I gave it to a friend unopened so there will be no swatches of the colors this time - I'm sorry! It does retail for $16 on colourpop if you are interested.
The BrowGal Eyebrow Gel in Blonde: I'm blonde, as we all know, and I love this stuff. I've only ever had eyebrow pencils and one other eyebrow gel but it always put too much product on my eyebrows. This stuff is really good, it's a pretty color and the wand is small enough it won't clump putting it on. The gel retails for $22.
Tartiest Pro Glow Liquid Highlight in Stunner: I've never had a liquid highlight before it takes some getting used to. I do like it, I'm more of a fan of powder highlights but it will definitely get put to use! The highlight retails for $24. (First swatch!)
This month's box was really fun and I can't wait for next month's! Over all I really enjoyed it, and will be using everything again. (aside from the eyeshadow that I'm giving away!) Hope you guys enjoyed and see you next time! - Jessy
So I was on vacation last week in Florida. We went to the beach had a great time... blah, blah, blah. That's not the point of this story. This story is about how my Aunt offered to take me to get my haircut.
It starts out with me turning her down. Twice actually, but she thankfully kept asking and I eventually caved. I had no idea what I wanted to do so in a moment of spontaneous indecision I showed her this photo.
I wanted a longer version, but I ended up getting a super short haircut. At first I was completely terrified, I had four hours to be nervous about what it would look like because the bleaching process we picked takes a WHILE. Eventually though, I saw my hair in the mirror and I knew I made the right decision! I got a totally Jessy version of the picture.
So we get back to my Aunt's place and I took a billion photos, I was very excited about my new hair. But the real test was coming up - what does it look like after I wash it? While it was drying I was horrified because it did not look good, but I quickly found out if i just jiggle a brush through it instead of brushing straight down then it looks good when it completely dries.
Armed with my phone and fun new hair cut I started posting a bunch of pictures on Instagram. It was like I suddenly found out what a filter was, because I used a bunch. I also went back and deleted a bunch of pictures because of my wavering confidence. However, I'm starting to get better at this picture thing and I'm getting tips from tons of friends. So thanks friends, (especially Logan!!) I felt like I looked younger when i first got it, but I'm glad to know that isn't true, because that would stink.
And thank you Donna for giving me a kick-butt haircut! (also that strange reoccurring piece of ribbon is my NASCAR dog tag I wear all the time, the chain broke so the ribbon is a stand in for now!)
Snowy days in March are like pausing time, wasn't yesterday the first day of spring?
Snowy days in March are for being blissful, content and pushing all of your worries aside for another day. They're for focusing on you,
Snowy days in March are for sleeping in late, drinking warm tea and listening to music, (playlists 1, 2, 3 and 4)
Snowy March days are for taking a deep breath and letting everything simmer down, they're for reading poetry and forgetting who you are for a while,
Snowy days in March are for snuggling up with a fuzzy blanket and watching YouTubers play PUBG (Players Unknown Battle Ground),
They're for smiling, cracking jokes with your little sister and watching the dog roll around confused in the fluffy white stuff outside,
They're for watching Adventure Time, doing simple yoga stretches and avoiding Twitter drama,
They're for painting your nails and eating peach pie,
They're for writing rough drafts, and drawing crappy sketches, and taking polaroid photos...
They're snowy days in March.
This is my first month receiving a BOXYCHARM Box. BOXYCHARM is a monthly makeup subscription box that comes with four to five full size makeup products from various cosmetic companies. The box costs twenty-one bucks for a month and you can get discounts if you buy three or more months.
This months box's theme was 'Baecation' so everything was vacation themed. When you open the box it looks like this:
It included all of the things in the photos, although some subscribers received different variations of the blush color and mascara.
First up: the thing everyone who received the box was most excited for- the BOXYCHARM X PUR eyeshadow palette. The colors are relatively pigmented, and there is a little bit of fall out on the shimmers, but that can be wiped away. There are twelve colors that do remind me of going to the beach. I'm visiting Florida at the end of the month and I'm definitely going to make use of that blue color (Mia) The only problem is that it showed up with the dark brown color (Duet) shattered. However, BOXYCHARM is working with me to get it replaced and they replied pretty quickly!
The Pretty Vulgar blush in Prim Vixin is absolutely gorgeous. It's especially pigmented so don't apply it with a heavy hand! I love the shade it's a true pink, I've worn it both days I've had it in my possession and can't wait to apply it again tomorrow!
The next item in the box was the South Mane Eye Gel Pack. It comes with three packages, and the eye gels are supposed to reduce puffiness, reduce your dark circles and mositurizes the under eye area. I've used two of the three packs and I really like them. I have sensative skin and after wearing them for about five or six miniutes my under eye area burns just enough to know it's there, but granted I have sensative skin. I usually have very puffy eyes in the morning and this did get rid of the swelling and lighten the skin, as well as make under my eyes very soft. I will definitely consider buying them again.
Now for the Vintage Cosmetic Company makeup brush set. The brushes are very soft, but don't pick up very much eyeshadow. You kind of have to pack it on and spend a while blending but it's good to have different sized brushes. They even say "Step 1, 2 and 3" on the handles. (Excuse the colors on the bristles I couldn't get all of the eyeshadow back off since they're white!)
My favorite product in the box was the Bellapierre Volumizing Mascara. It quickly became my new favorite mascara, it makes my eyelashes look even longer. The mascara doesn't dry as quickly as my last mascara did, and I did get it on my eyelid but it's such a nice mascara I'm willing to learn a bit of patience ;).
I got to showcase a look using all of the makeup last night at the theater, my sister and I watched Love, Simon (review coming soon!) on the preimer day. It was really cool to do my makeup the day the box showed up and then head to the theater feeling extra glam!
So overall I really enjoyed the box and definitely want to get another one next month. I'm having tons fo fun with all of my new makeup and BOXYCHARM is working diligently with me to get the eyeshadow palette replaced!
See ya next time! ~Jessy
If you didn't guess by the title, this is my everything blog, where I write about... well everything! You get the idea. The only thing I don't write about here is NASCAR because I have a different blog for that.