“I get so overwhelmed by the fact that, if I wanted to, I could change (nearly) every aspect of my life. Everything in life is so temporary and transformable… all I have to do is get up.” –8hy #LateNightThoughts

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Boxycharm – October Edition –

Good Afternoon All!
My 3rd and final subscription for
the month has arrived. I was originally
only signed up for three months but
was unaware that they charge you for the next
three months if you do not unsubscribe beforehand
so I am now doing another three months!
This box’s theme is “Spellbound.”

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Dr. Brandt – Poredermabradion – Retail Price: $58.00
This product claims to have pore-perfecting technology at your
fingertips, with a professional grade micro crystal solution that
instantly deep cleans and refines pores. I am excited about this
product as its from a high end company however, I recently had
a terrible experience (partly my own fault) with exfoliators that
made my skin irritable and blotchy for a whole week. I will give
this one a try but will probably only use it once a week as I know
my skin is super sensitive.

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Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter – Retail Price: $38.00
This product is known to be one of the best selling creamy highlighter
powders that will light up the features you love with a high-shine finish.
Over the passed few months, I have been really getting into highlighters.
They can give you that little bit of desired brightness for days when you
don’t feel like doing much with your makeup routine or they can really
complete a perfectly applied look.

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Tarte – Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint – Retail Price: $20.00
I’ve got to hand it to boxycharm when it comes to lip products.
Every single one I have received in every monthly subscription
has become an everyday to almost everyday favourite. This item
in particular is definitely going to be added to the collection.
I love Tarte products and matte lip paints are where it’s at!

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ncLA – “Nailed it” Tool Kit – Retail Price:  $18.00
I suppose most girls would be happy to have a little
nail kit like this with good quality instruments. I, however,
have a terrible habit of biting my nails so this kit is pretty well
useless for me. Big ups to Boxycharm though for thinking out
of the norm of regular products for this one.

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Jonteblu – Lip Liner Pencil in “Brown Sugar” – Retail Price: $5.00
I’m sure I have mentioned previously that I am awful with lip liners.
I really need to watch some tutorials or something because I have a
lot of nice shades in liners but seem to make myself look like a clown
when I attempt to use them. I’m really liking that this is a brown so maybe
it will give me the boost to perfect the art of lining lips!

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There you have it!
October subscriptions are done
and dusted. On to November!

Xoxo, Dani Girl

Ipsy Glam Bag – October Edition –

Good Afternoon All!
This months theme is Crimson and Lace!
This is by far my favourite glam bag design
to date. It has a very classy look and would be
perfect for a night out. So lets roll on in to what I received!

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Context Skin – Vitamin C All Day Cream – Retail Price: $35.00 Full Size
Eye creams seem to have always been a big winner for a lot of women.
I wear glasses all of the time so I don’t really pay much attention to my
under eye area unless they are off. I do like that it promises to be
lightweight, hydrating and refreshing.

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Hey Honey Active Propolis Cream Concealer – Retail Price: $36.00 Full Size
This kind of goes hand in hand with my above comment in regards
to the eye cream. I will say anything that is going to give the appearance
of a brighter look beneath the shadow of my glasses is awfully helpful.
A little goes a long way with this stuff!

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Luna by Luna Cosmetics – Lip Crayon in Elara – Retail Price: $18.00
Personally I am a HUGE fan of lip crayons. I most often prefer them over
lipstick. I find they apply very easily and are pigmented to the
right amount. This shade in particular is almost a nude pink which
isn’t really my go to but I’m sure I can make it work some way!

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Blaq Mask – Retail Price: $29.00 Full Size
Charcoal is one of this years hottest trends!
From masks to pore strips and even toothpaste, this
residue sure knows how to get the job done! My best friend
is also subscribed to Ipsy and got her glam bag before me this month.
She has this mask and tried it out on her nose only and saw amazing results.
Always remember to be careful with peel off masks.
If you do not use a fair amount, it may be quite painful to remove.
Always test an area like your nose or chin first to ensure you can
remove it with ease and minimal to no irritation.

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IT Cosmetics – Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder – Retail Price: $38.00 Full Size
Last but definitely not least, is this wonderful pressed powder!
Any product that is going to give you that air brush finish is a
huge winner in my books. I am extremely excited to use this with
my makeup routine tomorrow morning. It claims to be light and airy
and bonus, it works on a wide variety of skin tones as well!

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That’s it, that’s all, folks!
Really impressed with this months glam bag.
Many of these items are going to sneak their
way into my day to day routine.

Xoxo, Dani Girl

Topbox – October Edition –

Good Afternoon All!
Here we have a variety of different
items for this month’s Topbox including
a free sample (yay!). I’m feeling pretty good
about this month’s products as there are some
I have heard of and am happy to explore via a
subscription as oppose to buying at full price and
potentially being disappointed. So here we go!

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Wella Perfect Me Lightweight Beauty Balm Lotion – Retail Price: $23.82 full size
Gotta love complimentary samples! This little guy will be sitting comfortably next
to my straightener for the next straightening. Create a natural, smooth style with this delicate lotion that adds shine, repairs, moisturizes, tames fly-aways and protects from the heat of styling tools. Lightweight beauty balm lotion. Hold level 1.

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Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara – Retail Price: $24.00 @ full size
I actually haven’t received a mascara in quite awhile from my subscriptions
so this is a nice little treat. I like the cute compact look of the packaging and
the brush itself proves to give quite the lash-tastic length we all want naturally.

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Biotherm Life Plankton Essence – Retail Price $75.00 @ full size
This product seems quite interesting. I have never heard of a serum
infused with Plankton. It is said to be lightweight with fast penetration
and deep-working efficiency. Looking forward to see what type of results
this offers. I wouldn’t normally spend $75 on a product I know nothing about
so these samples really help to give you an idea of what you may want long
term.

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Redken two day extender dry shampoo – Retail Price: $24.00 full size
Dry shampoo is a great option for those days you just don’t have time to wash
your hair. Most dry shampoos are pretty similar aside from the scent. This one
in particular is a colour matching dry shampoo for brunette and dark shades.
I find this feature quite interesting as it is a touch-activated fragrance technology that releases a burst of fresh, clean-floral scent every time you touch your hair. It comes in two non-dulling shades that stay true to your hair colour hue. Looking forward to
see the results!

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Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules – Retail Price: $78.00
I have seen similar types of serums over the years claiming to make you
look younger. I am only 27 but hey, if I can look 20 again, I’ll give it a go!
This is by far my favourite item from this months subscription. I only
received a sample size but it only takes one for your entire face so I have
quite a few to work with. Hoping for these amazingly promised results of
smoother, visibly firmer, healthy looking skin!

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So all in all, a pretty good haul!
I received all of my subscriptions
today so keep tunes for my Ipsy
and Boxycharm posts.

Xoxo,  Dani Girl