Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 2015 Boxycharm Review: So Susan, Coastal scents, MICA Beauty, Nios Shiled etc.

Hello guys!  It's time for a Boxycharm review!  In case you don't know what Boxycharm is, it is a monthly beauty subscription box that costs $21 a month before tax and you get 5 products which are usually always full size.  This month I liked some of the products and others were okay.  It depends on what kind of makeup and brands you like.

In the box:

  • Coastal Scents Revealed 3 palette
  • Mica Beauty gel eyeliner in black
  • So Susan hi lighter stick
  • Nios Shield Leave in conditioner
  • Eyeliner brush

Revealed 3 Palette
I'm not a big coastal scents fan, so I'm probably going to pass this along to someone.  This palette is nice though if you're into warm toned eyeshadow. This is an affordable palette, I think it goes for about $20 because it is on sale.

Nios Shield Leave in conditioner
I was happy to see this in the box!  This is a hair and scalp treatment that has SPF 15 to protect your scalp from harmful UV rays.  I tried it and it also feels like a smoothing cream which is great for fly away hair.

This is such a pretty minty color!  The brush is soft and made of synthetic hair, it also has a very fine tip which will help for making precise lines.
August 24th 2015:  This brush is great!  It is soft and as I had suspected, it makes precise lines so you can go draw on a thin line if you'd like.  

Mica Beauty gel eyeliner
I haven't tried this yet, so hopefully I remember to update this with my experiences!  The formula looks smooth, so I can't wait to give it a shot.
August 24th 2015:  I love, love, love this gel liner!  This formula is very smooth and creamy, it glides on effortlessly.  What makes this liner so amazing is that once it dries, it does not budge.  I wore this on a hot NYC summer day and it didn't melt or smudge, which is absolutely amazing. This is definitely worth having! 

So Susan hi lighter stick
 Unfortunately this was broken when I took it out.  The product was not in the tube, but instead smushed into the cap.  That's too bad because I saw that this was supposed to have a chiseled tip to make it easier to apply to one's face.  I have two other So Susan products, a blush and a concealer palette.  I love the blush, it is slightly shimmery and a natural pink, but the concealer palette is horrible.  The concealer is sticky and hard, it doesn't blend well.  I contacted Boxycharm about my broken product, so hopefully they can help me replace this.  I'll update about my experience with their customer service soon!
August 24th 2015: The Boxycharm support group got back to me about the damaged item.  They were friendly and told me they'd send me a new So Susam highlighter stick in my next box.  

August Glossybox Review 2015 & My Policy Experiences, Sparitual, MANNA, POP, Lollipops, Glam Glow

August will probably be my last glossy box—for a while at least.  Having 3 subscription boxes at once is a little on the completely insane side, so I decided to give up glossy box last month.  I cancelled my subscription on July 28th.  Apparently though, Glossybox requires you to cancel within the first two weeks of the month or else they will still charge you for next month's box and send it to you.  I didn't realize this so that's what happened to me, so I guess I have no choice but to review this months items.  Funny thing was, I saw what two of the items were for the box preview (the nail polish and cleanser) and I was happy that I wasn't getting for the box, but then I did.

This month I received:

  • Sparitual nail polish in Magnify
  • Glam Glow Mud cleanser
  • Pop Kajhl eye pencil in Sooty Black
  • MANNA Eyelash primer 
  • Lollipops lip gloss in Délicieuse 

I'm not a big pink nail polish fan, unless it's a light and natural looking pink.  Surprisingly, this one is nice.  It's not quite hot pink and it's not quite barbie pink, it's a nice summer pink color.

I've been wanting an eyelash primer, so I was happy to receive this.  This is supposed to condition your lashes along with extending them.  My lashes do look a bit longer when I use this and then use mascara.  This makes them look naturally long.

I like this lipgloss, my only issue is how much is in the actual tube.  It looks like a big tube, but it is only 0.33 oz, so it's mostly air in the tube, making it a struggle to get the product out.  This is a very sweet smelling and tasting lipgloss that is conditioning.  Usually I wake up with chapped lips, but when I hap put this on before I went to sleep, I woke up with moisturized lips!  So I'm loving this product even though there isn't much of it.

I'm not a big Glam Glow fan, so I'm not going to bother trying this.  Many of their products are full of chemicals I can't pronounce, so I don't like to use it.

I like this eyeliner so much.  It goes onto my eyelids easily and at the other end of the pencil is a sponge for smudging so that you can make your eyeliner smokey.  I love that feature!  So this is great for a cat eye or a smudged liner; this is so versatile.  I find that I usually like the eyeliners glossy box gives me (although not all of them).