“Finding someone you can really connect with is like winning the lottery — It happens basically never, but if it does, you really shouldn’t blow it.” —Jessica Verdi, What You Left Behind #ThingsToNeverForget

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Boxycharm – December Edition –

It is with great sadness that I say goodbye
to this subscription. This was my last month
receiving Boxycharm and although I love the
full size and high end products, my wallet isn’t
much of a fan. I also have several types of the same
product to go through now so I think I need to cut back a bit.
Without further ado, here is my final Boxycharm!

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Real Her – Blush Kit – Retail Price: $32.00
Treat your cheeks to an instant natural glow with three
shimmery tones. I like the fact that there are different tones
to choose from as not all blushes work for me so I can experiment
with these.

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Beaute Basics – Bronze Essentials – Retail Price: $39.95
Use individually or mix together for your ultimate Bronze
and Glow. As previously mentioned, I don’t have much experience
with Bronzers and really don’t want to make myself look like I got
beat up on purpose. This Bronzer specifically is so beautiful in design
and tone that I think I’ll finally take up some Youtube Tutorials to learn
how to do it right!

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Makeup Geek – Showstopper Creme Stain – Retail Price: $12.00
I love the design of this lip stain and the colour could not be more
perfect for an everyday look. With a mix of a chocolate brown and
a soft dusted rose pink, I really think this guy will become a regular
in my collection. ( Note: pic doesn’t do the colour justice! )

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Tarte – Tartiest Lash Paint Mascara – Retail Price: $23.00
I’m sure many people can agree that they have tried various
types of mascaras over the years. There always end up being
the tried and true that you go back to. I love all of Tarte cosmetics
and am really happy to have a full size mascara which is one of the
only products of theirs I have yet to try!

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Vintage Cosmetics – Illuminating Face Highlighter – Retail Price: $32.00
I have recently experimented with various types of highlighters
and even though I have many to choose from, I am quite happy to have
received this. I like the fact that this can be worn alone or as a beautiful
highlight over a pretty blush. The packaging is also stunning! Rose Gold for life!

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So sad to see you go Boxycharm.
We had a solid amazing 6 months
together but alas, all good things come
to an end. I will treasure and use all of the
wonderful products I have received.

Xoxo, Dani Girl

Ipsy Glam Bag – December Edition –

I wasn’t kidding when I said the next
subscriptions were right around the corner!
Ipsy and I are celebrating our two year
anniversary together this month. I really
enjoy the layout of the site, the review options,
redemption options, cute bags, advice and video segments
and of course the low low price! Let’s see what this
month brought me!

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Purlisse Beauty – Sheet Masks – Retail Price: $8.00
Eeeep all of the masks! The best part about sheet masks
is the easy application and removal! No face washing afterwards
and hydrating/glowy results! The two masks I received are
Coconut and Rice and Green Tea and Ginger.

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TONYMOLY – The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream – Retail Price: $35.00
So I have seen this brand floating around but didn’t know they made other items
aside from face masks. So pumped to have this product! I love moisturizers
and so does my skin as it is quite dry. This product is a light gel base which is
one of my favourite types of moisturizers as its soothing and cooling which calms
the skin nicely.

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Smashbox – Always on Gel eyeliner in “Fishnet” – Retail Price: $22.00
Ohh eyeliners. I have previously mentioned experimenting with white
and green as to steer away from the regular black. I must say though
if I am going to get a black eyeliner, it has to be gel based. It glides on
with ease and has proven to be the longest lasting eyeliner ever.

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Pixi by Petra – Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in “Orchid Ornament”
I have looked up this eyeshadow duo and from what I can tell, they
are actually apart of a palette and therefore not priced as a duo.
This duo comes in a peachy champagne shade paired with a shimmery plum
—and they’re both inspired by gemstones. Looking forward to the looks
I can create with this unstoppable set!

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Luxie Beauty – Precision Shader Onyx Brush 239 – Retail Price: $18.00
Pack, blend, define. This brush is your one stop shop for creating
that perfect eye look. I must say though, I have enough brushes
to do my makeup for a week without having to wash any!

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That’s it for Ipsy! Stay tuned for Boxycharm!

Xoxo, Dani Girl

 

Topbox – December Edition –

Ho ho ho! It’s that time of year and the monthly
subscriptions did not disappoint! First up we have Topbox!
With Topbox, you review the items you receive each month
and then they offer you the original Topbox in which you
don’t know what products you will be receiving or you
can choose one of the other specialty boxes where you
do know what you will be getting. I normally go for the
regular box as I like a surprise but this month, I couldn’t
pass up the one I chose. I did get only 3 items but all of which
I will use to their fullest potential.

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Clinique – Take The Day Off Makeup Remover – Retail Price: $11 @ Full Size
I went through a phase a few years back where every makeup
and skin product I owned had to be from Clinique. That being said,
it has been awhile since I have used their products but I do know that
this makeup remover is awesome for removing mascara, eyeliner, and
eyeshadow.

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GLAMGLOW –  Supermud Clearing Treatment – Retail Price: $79 @ Full Size
Masks, masks masks! I actually got this in a Topbox subscription a few
months ago and fell in love. This is one of my favourite masks so it was
a no brainer to get another sample! I really like how it goes on kind of
muddy and then dries and turns blue and allows you to see it reaching
each individual pore. Highly Recommend!

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Smashbox – Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer – Retail Price: $44 @ Full Size
Okay so the truth is, I selected this specialty Topbox because I really
wanted to try this primer without buying it at full size in case it doesn’t
work for me. I have heard nothing but rave reviews and look forward to
testing it out tomorrow morning! Who knows, it just might become apart of
the everyday routine!
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That’s it for this subscription but stay tuned
for Ipsy and Boxycharm which are right around
the corner!

Xoxo, Dani Girl

 

Ipsy Glam Bag – November Edition –

Last but definitely not least, Ipsy!
Ipsy is an amazing subscription for
first timers. The price is reasonable,
the products are excellent and you
get to customize your profile and rate
the items you get which makes it easier for
them to pick items that you will love.

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SLMissGlam – B36 Tapered Highlight Brush
I’m sure I have mentioned it many times but I
have a heap of brushes! The nice thing about that
is that I don’t have to clean the same 3 brushes as
I have so many to work with. Looking forward to
this one for highlighting!
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Manna Kadar Cosmetics – HD Perfecting Powder
This is a mattifying powder that claims to give that
ultimate finished look. I like these kinds of products
as they set your makeup nicely and since it is colourless,
it works on many different skin tones! A win-win all around.powder.jpg

Bang Beauty – Lip Gloss in “Spice”
Whenever I get any lip products, I try them out
right away! I was excited to try this one as its really
nice pinky-nude which is perfect for an every day work look.
Best of all, it isn’t sticky and the shine factor is amazing!
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Tarte – Deluxe Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in “Feisty”
I find blush is a hit or miss with me. I have a very pale complexion
so I need something that is slightly subtle and doesn’t make me look
too rosy or clown like. This product claims to be crazy hydrating
and helps your skin hold onto moisture which is perfect for someone
with dry skin like myself. I look forward to seeing if this will become
a new favourite of mine or if I will go back to my tried and true,
Seraphine Botanicals Happy Hibiscus Blush.
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Soroci – Morning Calming Cream
When I saw that I would be getting a moisturizer, I was
jumping for joy. That being said, when I received my Glam Bag,
the moisturizer was so small that I’ll be lucky if I can get more than
two uses out of it. I get that this subscription is sample size but this just
really disappointed me considering moisturizer is a must have of mine.
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All in all, I think I did pretty good this month and am
looking forward to the Christmas/holiday themed items
to come in December! Until next time…

Xoxo, Dani Girl

 

Topbox – November Edition –

Good Afternoon All!
Here is my second subscription to arrive.
The thing about Topbox is that you never
know what you are going to get until it arrives.
As previously mentioned, I have been on the fence
about unsubscribing but because I don’t know what
I am getting each time, I find the anticipation more favourable.
That being said, let’s get into it!

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Laritzy Cosmetics – Silicone Makeup Blender – Retail Price: $14.00
I have had the opportunity to work with a few different styles of
beauty blenders. I don’t really find they work well for me but maybe
I just haven’t given them a real chance. I like the idea that this one is
silicone as it makes it easier to clean and you actually use less product
because the sponge ones absorb more.
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First Aid Beauty – 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask – Retail Price: $38
I’m not really familiar with this brand but I do love masks.
The price alone says to me that this has got to be a great product.
It claims to helps perfect the appearance of the skin in five targeted
ways: nourish, calm, firm, plump and refine in just 10 minutes.

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Morgan Taylor – Professional Nail Lacquer – Retail Price: $15.83
Another brand I’m not familiar with but am excited to try. I have such
a large variety of nail polish’s and am actually never bothered when I
receive more as they are often all in various different shades. I am loving
this holiday feeling shimmer! Great for my Christmas party coming up at
work!
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Professional Sebastian – Shaper Plus Extra Hold Hairspray – Retail Price: $15.28
I use to work in hair salons for quite a few years back
in high school and during college. Some of the salons actually
carried a wide variety of Sebastian hair products which I had the
opportunity to sample from time to time. I look forward to using this
hairspray again as its been such a long time!
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Overall, I am very happy with this haul!
Stay tuned for Ipsy next!

Xoxo, Dani Girl

Boxycharm – November Edition –

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Good Afternoon All!
Here we are with the November edition of Boxycharm
and the first makeup subscription of the month so far!
Let’s dive in!
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Luxie Beauty – Quad Eye Travel Set – Retail Price: $32.00
Take your eye game on the go with this travel set created with
hand crafted synthetic brushes. I like the convenience factor of
these as I now own probably around 35 different brushes.
The more, the merrier!

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Cover FX – Illuminating Setting Spray – Retail Price: $31.00
I had actually never used setting spray until I got my monthly
subscriptions. This is the second one I have received from Boxycharm
and there have been rave reviews to its lasting abilities. Looking forward
to trying it out!

Winkylux – Kitten Palette – Retail Price: $25.00
Although I don’t use palettes often, Boxycharm
has given me about 4 different types over the past few months
to experiment with. I wear glasses 97% of the time so I find that
the awesome dramatic outcomes most girls have don’t seem to be
as noticeable with my glasses on. Perhaps I need to get more bold!

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Laqa & Co. – Cloud Lips in “Storm” – Retail Price: $17.00
I’ll be honest and say that I do check sites to sneek a peek at
what is to come in the Boxycharm subscriptions. That being said,
I had no idea I would be receiving this lip product. The colour is
like a berry wine red and I look forward to seeing its
mattifying lasting power.

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KNC Beauty – Collagen Lip Masks – Retail Price: $15.00
Of all the products I received, I am most excited to try this one.
This too, I did not know would be arriving and anything to do
with lips is a big plus in my books. Its not only your skin and hair
that need some treatments but the luscious lippies too!

Overall I am very happy with this months Boxycharm.
Looking forward to see if Ipsy and Topbox can top this one!

Xoxo, Dani Girl