Hey girly, welcome back to the blog! I am so excited you are here with me today because this box was SO good! As you already know I love BoxyCharm and I have been subscribed for about a year and a half! Crazy right?!? Besides my FabFitFun subscription this is the only one I’ve fallen in love with!
Coachella, if you haven’t heard of this festival by now it’s most likely because you have been living under a rock! Not really! Well.. maybe? Anyways, with Coachella always being held on two separate weekends in April, that is the theme for this months box. Okay someone please tell me to stop rambling on so we can get into the box!
PUR The Complextion Authority – Festival Palette | $36
“Unleash the ultimate festival vibes with this limited-edition, 12-piece pressed pigment palette that’s complete with bold, imaginative pigments that elevate your look for any occasion. From boho inspired metallics to eye-catching glitters, each cruelty-free shade is infused with skin-loving ingredients.”
This palette is stunning, but you have to know how to use it! With it being a pressed pigment palette it can be a little trickier to work with! Don’t give up though, you’ll get it!
LUXIE – The Summer Daze 3pc Brush Set | $28
“The Luxie Summer Daze 3 piece brush set was curated for the perfect festival look that will last all day. Use the Luxie 512 Small Contouring brush to sculpt and define your cheekbones while the Luxie 245 Small Shader brush is perfect to pat on your base shadow and glitter. Grab the Luxie 209 Large Shader brush to pat on and blend out any eye look.”
Well, I don’t know about you, but personally I am a make-up brush junkie. I know it’s so sad, but it’s true. I absolutely LOVE getting brushes because ya girl can NEVER have too many brushes! If you haven’t tried Luxie’s brushes they are one of my favorites!
Appeal – Holographic Lip Gloss | $21
“The Holographic Lip Gloss works well alone or on top of your favorite lippie, giving it a multidimensional, argan oil infused shine.”
While the lip gloss alone looks beautiful, when I put it on top of my favorite nude it was just gorgeous! I love that the formula is not sticky either!
Bodyography – Eye Pencil | $14
“This super smooth, coconut oil infused eye pencil glides on without dragging at the delicate skin around the eye. The Bodyography Eye Pencil is rigid enough to provide a crisp, clean line yet can easily be smudged during application for a perfectly smokey effect”
I’ll be honest receiving eye pencil’s like these aren’t my favorite (mainly because you have to sharpen them.) I will say I love this color. It is like a bronze, perfect for those green and blue eyed girls!
Artist Couture – Diamond Glow Powder | $27
“This all-natural, vegan, and cruelty free loose Powder highlight can be used on the eyes, lips, face and body. The versatile formula is highly pigmented and suitable for all skin tones! Create a subtle luminous finish or layer on for an unreal glow!”
Talk about glowing to the God’s! This is NOT the highlighter for girls that just want a subtle glow. This is for the girls who want to shine! I absolutely love this highlighter! It’s just so good!
You see what I mean?! I just fell in love with this months box, and it definitely has me feeling inspired! Also were you keeping tabs on how much this box was worth? WELL… just in case you didn’t, this box is worth $126! Let me repeat myself for all of you, my box’s value is $126. Do you know how much I paid for everything? Only $21, and it’s like Christmas every month! For those of you ready to sign up, just click here! I know you want to!
Honestly whether you love make-up or you are just starting out, this is an amazing subscription to have. Please though, only purchase this if you can find it in your budget. I love you all and thank you for reading!
Heyyy gorgeous! How are you today? I had a lovely 3-day weekend and ended up spending the majority of my time cleaning. While I was cleaning the house, I also finally cleaned all my make-up brushes and giiirrrrllll were they nasty!!! So I have decided to share my all time favorite make-up brush cleaner with y’all! Girl your mind is about to be blown away!
Truly I think we all have that dirty little secret that we don’t dare to admit! Yes even I’m guilty of not cleaning my makeup brushes enough! I know, how dare I commit this crime, but I mean who has the time to sit in the bathroom all day cleaning them?! Kudos to you if you have the time to do that, I commend you! For me, I am always headed somewhere, to do something, with someone. Or maybe something along those lines! I knew I needed to clean my brushes when the application of my makeup was not as “clean” as it typically is! So it was time again to bust out my all time favorite makeup brush cleaner. Are you ready?! Here we go! *Insert heart eyes*
“This professional-quality brush cleaner is a makeup industry cult-favorite that can be used on both natural and synthetic fibers, and it doesn’t leave an oily residue. It cleans, conditions, and deodorizes brushes in one step.”
This baby is a cult favorite for a reason, its amazing! If you don’t have this, you need it. Trust me if your mom/boyfriend/aunt/grandma asks, it was definitely a need not a want. If you’ve been searching for a makeup brush cleaner that is not only affordable but also effective then oooooooh girl, this is going to be your jam! You can clean your brushes and immediately begin using them again after about 30 seconds of them drying all from the comfort of your bed! Crazy girl, I know! I was in shock too! Also,I love the vanilla scent to this cleaner but I will say it can be a little overpowering if you have a sensitive nose!
Well loves, this is my holy grail makeup brush cleaner and hopefully it becomes yours as well! I’ll talk to you girls soon!
Hey babes you are looking extra gorgeous today! Boxycharm has got it going on with February’s After Glow box! *Insert heart eyes* After seeing everything that was in my box this month, you are going to want to sign up! Seriously you can not beat $21 a month for 4-5 full size products. Okay, okay, okay, I know I have blabbed on long enough so let’s go ahead and dive into the box!
Every month Boxycharm chooses a theme for their box and for February the theme is “After Glow”. As soon as I found out about the theme I was super excited. I trrryyyyyy my best not to peak at the spoilers (I’ll admit I at least need to know one item I’m getting) but, sometimes they just pop up out of no where!
This month Boxycharm is giving away ONE Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara! You can enter the contest on Twitter. Hurrrrrrry girl you still have 13 more days to enter! I mean it, go enter the contest right now to win a FREE mascara that is “Better Than Sex!”
Alright I have made you wait long enough let’s dive into this month’s box!
“This two-in-one lip duo features a luxurious lip smoothing primer on one side and a shiny color glaze on the other.”Oh my gosh, I know girl! I told you the February box was amazing!! The total value of this box was $121!! *Insert Heart Eyes* Hooooney that means I saved $100 on this box! How would you spend your extra $100? If you are ready to sign up for your own Boxycharm Box you may use the link below!!
Heyyyy girl! How’s it going today? I hope it is going fan-flipping-tastic! If you are new here, welcome and if you aren’t new, welcome back! Today I am sharing my night-time routine with you! I just started getting back into the swing of having a night-time routine and I can already tell a difference!
Without further ado, grab your pink drink and let’s get started!
I start my taking my make-up off with a make-up remover wipe. My all time favorite are from Target and they are only $2.49. Let me say it louder for the people in the back… THEY ARE ONLY $2.49. I know I seriously can’t believe it either! I love these because they are also the ‘calming’ towelettes.
Once I have the majority of my make-up wiped off, I reach for my Clarisonic. I have the Clarisonic Mia2 (linked is the newest version) and I absolutely love it! When I am using my Clarisonic, my skin looks flawless. I don’t struggle with texture on the skin or dry patches when I am regularly using my Clarisonic.
Add in your favorite facial cleanser. Personally I have been using the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cleanser. This product really helps my dry skin come back to life and leaves it as soft as a baby’s bum.
After cleansing my face I take a quarter size amount of my FIRMx Peeling Gel Exfoliant. This is also from Peter Thomas Roth. This is my favorite exfoliant because it is not abrasive, it is so gentle on the skin. This has been the only exfoliant I am able to use daily.
Take a clean cotton pad and splash a little bit of the Fresh Rose Deep-Hydration Facial Toner on it. Rub across your face to help hydrate and soften your skin. This helps to really cleanse your skin of impurities like blackheads and pores. Love this brand for more sensitive skin.
My skin has been more dry than normal this Winter so I have been packing on the moisture. I have been finishing up my night-time routine with my Josie Maran Argan Oil Light. I specifically chose the Light over the regular because of how much faster it absorbs into the skin. Perfect before bed time!
After I finish with my argan oil light I head to bed. I don’t know about you, but this girl needs her beauty sleep! I hope you enjoyed reading about my night-time routine. I will try to update this as the seasons change. Also if you would like to see my morning routine let me know!
Hello love and welcome back to my blog! My name is Chloé Danielle in case you are new here, and I am so excited that you’ve decided to join me today. Now, it is no secret that I absolutely love make-up! I just think it is so much fun to just sit down and play with all the make-up I own. Sometimes I look like a kindergartener did my make-up and other times I look like I am ready to shoot the cover of Vogue. I mean, a girl can dream right? Looking back on all of my blog posts I couldn’t believe that I have never done a “Sephora Haul”! I mean I could live at Sephora I know where everything is located inside my local store! It is finally time to sit down and share my recent purchases with all of you! *Insert heart eyes*
I recently shared my ride-or-die make-up products with you, well forget about that post today! *Insert eye roll* I know, I am going against my favorite makeup products, but make-up is all about trying new things out, right? So I purchased 3 new foundations, a new setting powder, and even new mascara among other things of course!! Also don’t worry, not all of these were purchased at the same time! (a girl can wish though)
“A moisturizing lip gloss for subtle, everyday glamour, enriched with nourishing ingredients for long-lasting, comfortable wear and a luminous shine.”
I love the formula of NARS lip gloss because it isn’t sticky! I haven’t been able to put this down since purchasing it! *Insert heart eyes*. If you love the “Orgasm” blush you are going to LOVE their “Orgasm” lipgloss!
“A collection of high-impact lipsticks in dimensional shades that have been handcrafted to deliver extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.”
Ladies the formula of this lipstick is AMAZING. I could rave about it all day long! I have so many different shades. My recent pick up included the shade “Verbena” which is a rosy terracotta shade.
Well I am sad to say this, but that is all for my Sephora Haul today! I have been super pleased with my purchases so far! I usually have one item I don’t LOVE but this time around I have been loving everything! I also never knew how much I loved foundation! haha
Hey you, I’ve missed you! So with that being said welcome back darling! I’m so happy you’re joining me today. Today we are talking about one of my new found loves, the L’Ange Hair Tools!!
I am not typically the type of girl that does her hair often simply because of how long it takes me. I have long, thick, curly hair and tackling this mane typically takes me over an hour to do! I have a CHI straightener and I absolutely love it! It does an amazing job for me, but I wanted a wider straightener to help knock that time down! Even though I have naturally curly hair, I love curling my hair with a wand! I just love how it makes my hair look. I still have my very first curling wand that was probably $30.00 and she works wonders (BedHead curling wand), but I figured it was time for a new one (especially this nice of quality) so I treated myself to one (of each)!
I know what you are thinking, trust me I thought the same thing. I can’t afford this high end brand. Well lucky for you L’Ange Hair is having a BLOWOUT SALE! Yes you heard me right, a blowout sale! Don’t walk but run for these deals before they are gone! Wait not yet, I’m not done with this post silly!
I’ve heard of L’Ange before, but I just couldn’t bring myself to purchase their products for the price. Like I said earlier I still have my first ever curling wand from high school, so this was going to be a big deal for me! I thought about it for a couple days before purchasing the Titanium Ondulé 32mm curling wand in blush! There are so many amazing reviews and I truly understand why! The best part is, this curling wand is on sale for only $39.00 orginally $129.00! So you are saving more than you are spending! Sounds like a win-win to me!
Having long, thick, curly hair and trying to straighten it might as well be my part time job! (This is typically why I don’t straighten my hair.) I need a high quality hair-straightener to get this job done, and that’s exactly what I got by purchasing from L’Ange. I bought the L’Ange Le Gloss hair straightener in blush.
“Get your sleek, sexy styles or crazy-curvy curls with this salon-inspired, ergonomically-designed, titanium flat iron — Le Gloss is the hot styling tool that does it all! Its extra-wide plates mean that you’ll be able to straighten more hair at once and cut your straightening time in half! And if you have thick or coarse hair, you’ll be amazed at the Le Gloss’s ability to exceed your expectations. The extra-wide 100% titanium plates are embedded with infrared light technology that instills the hair cuticle with intense moisture and eye-catching luminosity. And its curved edges provide endless styling possibilities without sacrificing your strands.”
This beauty is on sale for $99.00 orginally $200.00! You are getting half off, and that’s what we call a win over here!! Unfortunately they are sold out of the blush but they still have the black and white one!
Okay, now you can run for the sale ladies!! If you do decide to purchase something from L’Ange or you already own something from them let me know by leaving a comment!
“Get a flawless look with your new, cruelty-free LUXIE brushes.j This bruh set has every brush you need to create a full face look. Fill and define your brows with the LUXIE 201 Brow and Lash Spoolie and LUXIE 221 Flat Definer brush. Blend your foundation effortlessly with the LUXIE 532 Round Top Blender. Get your glow on with the LECIE 522 Tapered Highlighting brush. Apply your favorite lip color with the LUXIE 160 lip brush, contour with LUXIE 229 Tapered Blending and LUXIE 213 Eye Shading brush.”
“#BOXYTIP: All of these brushes are extremely versatile and can be used for anything you can think of. the LUXIE 522 Tapered Highlighting brush also makes an amazing powder brush and LUCXIE 680 Pro Precision Face brush works great for blush!” $65.00
Next in my BOXYLUXE I received the Tarte Glitter Lip Paint. I thought this could be fun for all the holidays coming up!
“This sheer lip gloss is infused with shimmering glitter and delivers a luscious, multidimensional and high-shine finish. The reflective glitter gives your lips a fuller look while the sunflower seed wax and mineral pigments coat, soothe and soften the lips.”
“#BOXYTIP: Use this lippie alone or over your favorite lipstick to give it some sparkly dimension.” $22.00
Okay okay okay, if you thought those were good, this next item was pretty amazing! The net item I pulled out of my box was the Violet Voss Pro HG Palette. I have heard amazing things about the pigmentation in these palettes so I am so excited to try this out!
“Indulge in 20 highly pigmented eye shadow shades ranging in finish from creamy matte, to bold metallic and silky satin. the vegan, cruelty free formula is created with finely milled pigments, making for smooth application and easy blending.”
“#BOXYTIP: The shade Crystal makes an amazing highlighter for lighter skin tones, and Toffee makes a nice highlighter for darker skin tones.” $45.00
The next item is something I have contemplated purchasing for a while now, so I guess the wait to try one is finally over. My next item from my box was a Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer.
“Spongelle’s Body Wash Infused Buffers will cleanse, exfoliate, massage, and nourish. This multi-use buffer is dermatologist tested and formulated with extracts of yuzu, edelweiss and vetiver.’
“#BOXYTIP: In order to get the most use out of this deliciously smelling sponge, squeeze out excess water after you finish using it!” $20.00
WOW. That’s all I have to say about this next item. I was truly shocked when I saw this in my box ladies! So what am I talking about? Well its the Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream.
“Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkle this is everything your skin care routine has been missing.” Yeah you are probably right about that! “A potent content of seaweeds has been blended with Ginkgo biloba, roe, and mimosa to moisturize and visibly improve fine lines. This ultimate anti-aging cream will leave your skin feeling supple, firm, and radiant.”
“#BOXYTIP: Use after toning, before applying primer and foundation to give your makeup a flawless, healthy looking finish.” $89.oo
“This Boxycharm exclusive launch contains three buttery shades that blend seemiessly onto the skin for a natural, glowing finish. The Wander Beauty Dusk to Dawn Palette offers two blushes and one highlighter, and is specially formulated to flatter all skin tones and types. “
“#BOXYTIP: This palette is incredibly versatile! You can use it for blush and highlight, or switch things up and use all the highly pigmented shades to create a beautiful eye look.” $26.00
One thing I love about subscription boxes is the chance to try out new products, especially mascara. I am the girl that will just buy the same one she loves, unless one is placed in her lap. Luckily for me I get them in my subscriptions like Boxycharm! This month I received the Lorac Royal Treatment Mascara.
“Treat your lashes like royalty with LORAC’s Royal Treatment Primer & Mascara Duo. One end features a blue tinted primer, making for the perfect base to achiebe the darkest lashes while nourishing and lengthening at the same time. The other end features a slim wand that will hug your lashed from root to tip, thickening and volumizing without being clumpy or flaky.”
“#BOXYTIP: Let the primer dry a bit before applying mascara to prevent clumping. If your are feeling bold, wear the primer alone, the blue tint is bound to make a statement!” $24.00
Omg Omg Omg, you guys, seriously! I am in shock right now! I just received a PYT Mini Hair Straightener in my box!!! Even though I have long thick hair I know who will love this!!
“Get those pesky baby hairs, straighten those bangs or touch up your curls on the go with this incredibly adorable PYT Mini Straightener. The floating ceramic plates adjust as you style, allowing you to create straight, wavy, or curly locks. This little guy reaches a maximum temperature of 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).”
“#BOXYTIP: Throw this cute little iron into your favorite bag and take it with you wherever you go. It’s ideal for a quick bathroom touch up.” $75.00
Last but never least is something ALL my felllow BoxyLuxe girls and guys got! The Crimes of Beauty Wristlet & Portable Charger! This is so adorable and perfect for a girls night out! Especially if you’re like me and get paranoid about your phone dying.
“The ultimate bag for beauty essentials on the go. This durable and lightweight pebble faux leather bag is ideal for the jet setter, the trend setter and the girl boss who is always running to her next meeting. The portable charger is compatible with iPhone and Android devices and can be recharged through any USB port so that you’ll never miss an email, or an Instagram-able moment again.”
“#BOXYTIP: This Glam AF Wristlet makes the cutest statement clutch for a GNO or Sunday brunch.” $22.00
That’s everything from my December BoxyLuxe box ladies and lads. So were you keeping a talley on how much my box was worth? No? Well good thing I did for you! My BoxyLuxe box is valued at $386.00!!! That is AMAZING! BoxyLuxe is an upgraded version of the traditional Boxycharm that comes out once a quarter, similar to FabFitFun! The tradtional Boxycharm is $21 and is typically valued around $120.00. To upgrade to BoxyLuxe costs an additional $28, bringing you to roughly $50.00 for the box. So you decide… is it worth it?!
Hello gorgeous and welcome back to Polka Dots and Peonies: The Blog! I’m so thankful you have decided to join me today because today’s post is one many of you have been requesting, my favorite highlighters! No, I’m not talking about the highlighters you used for taking notes in school, but rather the ones that you apply to your cheek bones in hopes to blind someone (not literally)! By applying highlighter we are trying to achieve the look of a glowing goddess and my top picks will help you achieve just that! Below I have listed my Top 5 highlighters based on their quality for the price!
If your favorite highlighter isn’t mentioned, chances are I haven’t tried it yet! Also let me know what your favorites are in the comment section down below!!! Alright lovelies let’s dive right in!
I bought this highlighter last year around Christmas time because it was on sale and I was picking one up for my friend as a gift. I had heard so many good things about these highlighters, and how so many people loved. Sadly I just didn’t fall in love with this like I was hoping to. I don’t know if the shade I picked is the reason why but it just doesn’t give me that blinding highlight that I want, and at $38 for a full size and $19 for a mini I just truly don’t think it is worth the money.
4. Mac Extra Dimension Skin finish Highlighter & Mac Mineralize Skin finish Highlighter
Mac was the first brand of highlighter I purchased back in 2015. I remember going to the Mac counter and trying to decide which one to purchase, (at this time they only had 2 to choose from) and I decided to go with the Mac Mineralize Skin finish Highlighter in Gold Deposit! I remember spending my first $50 at the Mac counter (I also purchased a lipstick.) The Mac highlighters are $34 and I think you get the bang for your buck, these will make you glow, but these are a little more expensive!
3. Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter
This is most beauty goers drug store holy grail for highlighter! It imitates the high-end brand quality and performs sometimes better than those at Sephora and all for a fraction of the price! You can find this beauty ranging from $7.50-$10.00! The down side? Unfortunately there are only 4 colors, and this is always in such high demand it can make it harder to find! So if you come across one, GRAB IT AND RUN!!!! This baby will having you looking like a glazed donut in no time!
2. MORPHExBRETMAN Babe In Paradise Highlighter Pallet
OH MY GOSH I’M IN LOVE!!!! If you don’t have any highlighter and you’re looking to invest in some but don’t want to spend the $40-$50 for a palette, girl this was made for you! I remember the first day this launched in store at Ulta Beauty I was there when the doors opened to buy this!! (I’m unsure if they still sell this in store, I recommend calling before you go.) This is such an amazing bang for your buck ladies! This palette is $29 AND it also comes with a fan brush to apply the highlighter. Here’s how I look at it: each highlighter is $4 and then you are “buying” the brush for $5, I truly think that is such an amazing deal loves!!! Also they’ll be able to see you from mars wearing these highlighters!
1.Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighters
You can truly buy any of their highlighters and they just don’t disappoint! This is hands down my favorite highlighter, I mean I do own 4 of their highlighting palettes! OOPS! I have 2 of the more neutral palettes they have come out with (That Glow and Gleam) and then 2 of their more colorful palettes (Moonchild and Aurora). If you are looking to “splurge” a little go for these! If you break it down and buy a 4 piece highlighting palette (retails for $40) then you are spending $10 on each highlighter which is equivalent to 1 of the Maybelline highlighters. If you move on and buy one of the $45 palettes that have 6 highlighters you are spending $7.50 a highlighter! Not bad at all you guys! Anastasia also has 2 individual highlighters the Riviera (rose gold) and the Amerzy (gold) that both retail for $28. Personally I have not purchased them only because I feel I get more “bang for my buck” buying one of the palettes, but I have heard amazing things about them both!! Any of these highlighters will have you glowing to the Gods!
Alright my lovelies those are my Top 5 favorite highlighters. I hope you all find on that you love from this list and give it a try! If I had to pick one from the list that you should purchase it would have to be the MORPHExBRETMAN Babe In Paradise Palette, this truly is where you will get the most for your money! The only reason it’s not number one on my list is because of how much I personally like the Anastasia Palettes and don’t mind spending the extra money on them! Also if you decide to purchase the MORPHE Palette many influencers including Bretman Rock have a coupon code that allows you to save 10% off at check out!
Stay Golden Sunshine! I’ll talk to you next time!
Love always, Chloé Danielle
P.S. I am so sorry I don’t have pictures for the MORPHExBRETMAN palette, I can’t find it at the moment. I don’t believe in taking others photos and using them in my blog! Definitely google this palette though she’s GORGEOUS!