Boxycharm | June 2014


I’ve received half of my boxes. It’s halfway through the month. I’ve written one review so far. Pretty sure there’s a math equation in there for all you geniuses out there. If so, I’m almost certain the answer is I’M BEHIND ONCE AGAIN. Well, pffft.

Here’s my Boxycharm goods:


I’m var var happy this month!  Even though there is an un-favorite in the box, the good far outweighs the bad.  And even the bad isn’t that bad.  I mean, I don’t love it as a genre, but it’s the best one they could’ve sent so I’m alright with it.  What am I going on about?  The suspense, the suspense!

I’ll start with the good stuff.  First item is the Revlon Bold Lacquer mascara.  Y’all know I love me some mascara.  I’ll just go ahead and throw out the fact that I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to purchasing mascara. I don’t get excited about anything drugstore.  I’m not saying there isn’t any amazing drugstore mascaras, so hold onto your wet noodles please.  I just enjoy collecting high end mascara.  It’s my thing.  So getting this Revlon mascara wasn’t the most exciting thing to ever happen, but it’s always fun to try things I know I’d never buy for myself.

The brush is nice and fluffy so it coated my lashes pretty good.  I wouldn’t say it was spectacular or anything, but it’s hard to make me happy when it comes to my eyelashes.  As you all know (if you’ve been reading my blog, and if you haven’t, something is clearly wrong with you), my eyelashes are teeny tiny in their natural state.  It takes a lot of doing for a mascara to work on me.  So no hard feelings, Revlon.  I is who I is.

I got two products from Tarina Tarantino which is an actual, true exciting thing.  I didn’t own anything from this brand, but now I do, so life = succeeded right about now, and I can get back into my pajamas and do nothing forever.

Well, sounds good anyway.

I haven’t tried the Eye Dream Hyperliner eyeliner yet, but I will at some point this week.  I got a pretty blue color, which is fine but I do already have like 3 or 4 other royal blue eyeliners.  That part sucks a little, as I saw on their website they have several other color choices.  I could use a pretty copper or a vibrant green.  Or I could just zip my lip and be grateful this isn’t a perfume sample, which we all know how much I do not love.

The other one is the Eye Dream Hyperlight highlighter.  This is a brush-style universal highlighter in a really pretty pinky peach.  I’ve used this twice so far, and I do like it.  It does help cover up my dark circles.  Not completely, mind you, because I’ve yet to experience that miracle, but it does the best it can.  Which at this point is all I can really hope for.  Can’t say I will use it every single day because that’s adding an extra step to my already 27-step morning process, but it’ll probably be thrown in the weekend batch.

Also, for you girls that have deep skin tones, I was reading a review on the Tarina Tarantino website that said it is an honest to God universal shade for ALL skin tones.  I have not seen this claim in person with my eyes, but just wanted to FYI you anyway.

Got another Tarte cheek stain in a really beautiful pink color called Blushing Bride.  Luckily that is not the shade I already own, which tends to be my luck nowadays.  I like these cheek stains; they’re pretty easy to apply.  I dab my Real Techniques stippling brush over the top of the stain then tap and swirl on my cheeks like a professional.  And then, BAM!  Supermodel.  I highly recommend these to everyone, especially if you are a beginner cream blush user.

Last product in the box is the poo.  Although it’s not a real bad poo.  It’s nail polish, which most of the time I do not want.  However, when they send me a pretty season-appropriate color, I can accept it but with only half a smile.  I mean, it’s still nail polish, and I still do not love.  Anyway.  Got the StrangeBeautiful duo in a pale gold and a blue grey.  These looked so beautiful in their little bottles, especially the blue grey.

I’ve been holding onto this spa gift card my daughter got me for my birthday last year, and when I say hold onto, I mean forgot about.  I was feeling like a total horrible mother cuz everytime my daughter got in my car she’d see the gift card sitting in the cubby hole and she’d give me that look.  That cubby hole is storage for those things you mean to get to later.  Like a coupon for a bucket of soda for 99 cents.  My granddaughter’s pacifier that she spit out onto the dirty floorboard.  And a dentist appointment card from 2012.

It wasn’t that I didn’t love or appreciate the gift card, it’s that I’m a really horrible appointment maker.  I reminded myself countless times these past 10 months to call the spa, call the spa.  And then I never would call the spa.  I went to bed on Friday night with the thought I’d finally call the spa on Saturday to see if they had any spots available for a mani and pedi.  Not a spot in the future, but a spot that day.  Again, not an appointment maker.  Procrastinator, very much so.

Luckily, the spa had time to see me, and at the very last second I had the notion to bring my new blue grey polish with me for them to use.  And while the toe picture is up on Instagram, here is the finger picture in all it’s lovely glory:


See, that’s just pretty.  Even an anti-nail polish person like me can appreciate this.  Of course, this may be the only time I’ll ever wear it, but that’s beside the point.

Great, great box this month, Boxycharm.  This may be the best one they’ve ever sent.  I love it when that happens, don’t you?  Subscription = justified.  I may proceed with life.

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