Welcome to a new year of Boxycharm! It’s more popular than ever and hopefully that means it will get better and better each month! The January box theme was Boxy and Chill for a lazy month. This subscription box is $20 USD a month if you’re interested my link is here: https://www.boxycharm.com/refer/Victoria-LBQWVYES
Opening it up revealed amazing products off the bat! Starting with the Brioeo Don’t Despair, Repir! I don’t use many things on my hair but this is a strengthening spray I know I will use!
The next item was probably my favourite in the box. It’s the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume III. I’ve seen these and wanted to buy them so many time so I’m glad I was able to get one. I’ve used it and it’s amazing! Very pigmented and blinding even without setting spray!
The next item was a Star Looks eyeliner in brown and I was really disappointed in this. I’ve only used it once but it was crumbly and I just was not a fan.
The next product was an Ofra liquid lipstick in Havana Nights, a beautiful deep red shade I’m super excited to try! I’ve heard so many good things about Ofra lip products but have never tried one on my own!
The last item actually came with two items which was two Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Masks. For Christmas I have away a lot of my masks so now I’ll be able to try the ones I really want to out such as these ones!
Ovall I think this box was great! Four high brand items and only one bad product in the box which might have been because I got a faulty one. If this year’s boxes are going to be this good I’ll be one happy customer!!
Second Act is about an empowering women trying to find her place in the world. She knows she’s worth more than what she’s dealing with and is given an opportunity to make something of herself. She proves herself good enough to others and herself. It is a heartwarming and empowering movie. It was not what I thought it would be based on the trailer but in a good way. It has a twist in the story that’s unexpected but beautiful. It makes you tear up at times and laugh at others. I really enjoyed it and think it gives off strong messages to the audience which is a good thing to take from films. The storyline was well written and thought out which showed in the film and helped it become as great as movie as it is! It also had some great actors I enjoy seeing which helped.
Hello everyone! So this box was actually December’s BoxyCharm which I got the BoxyLuxe. I don’t know if that’s why it was so late but it was really disappointing that it didn’t even come in the right month. It could also be because of the holidays but still. This is my first time getting the BoxyLuxe so let’s go through it together. All prices in this are in USD. The BoxyLuxe is a little more expensive by an extra $20 each time they come out which is once a season and it comes with ten items. If you would like to join here is an affiliate link which you don’t have to use but thank you if you do! https://www.boxycharm.com/refer/Victoria-LBQWVYES
For starters it’s literally twice the size of a normal box. This thing was huge!
Opening it up didn’t give me too much about it so I just dived into the first item. The first thing I grabbed was PYT Mini Hair Straightener. This costs $75 which is already more than how much you pay for the box. I love the colour of this, I know people got different colours but I’m glad with the one I received. I love this so much, it’s perfect for traveling and although I have naturally straight hair it’s nice to have a straightener for when my hair is up in a ponytail all day and I want to get rid of a crease. It’s also perfect for any baby hairs that are deciding to misbehave.
The next item is Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer which retails for $20. It is a sponge to wash yourself with which I don’t think I will keep I will probably give it to a friend. I’m just not fond of using soap bars or sponges I like using body wash, that’s just me.
The third item comes with 8 items in 1 package. This package is Luxie Rose Gold Complete Face Brush Set which retails for $65 which again is more than what you are paying for the box. It comes with a foundation blush, highlighter brush, powder brush, two blending blushes, defined brush, brow and lash spookiest, and a lip brush. This one item is good enough to make the box from what I had seen so far, you’re getting so many items but it counts as just one. I love this brand as well I use their brushes all the time and will now have some doubles which I don’t mind at all!
The next product is the Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream. It says to apply before primer to help prevent wrinkles on the skin. It retails for $89 which is the most expensive item in this box. I don’t have a problem with wrinkles yet if anywhere just on my forehead. This probably won’t get much use, I might give it to someone who will have more use for it.
The next item counted as two items because it was Crimes of Beauty Wristlet and Portable Charger which costs $22. The little bag is cute and the charger is conpadable with both android and IPhones. Both items are cute and will for sure get used!
The next product has such beautiful packaging is Wander Beauty Dusk to Dawn Blush & Highlight Palette which reatails for $26. This comes with two blushes and one highlight. I feel like this would be good for travel since it has both a beautiful blush and highlight in a small package. I’m excited to test it out!
When I saw this next item I got super excited! I’ve heard so many good things about this brand and know it is a little pricey! It’s the Violet Voss Pro HG Palette. The colours look so pretty in the palette and I am beyond excited to test this baby out, I’ve always wanted tot try a palette from this brand but never went through with it so I am so thankful it was in this box!
The next item is Lorax Pro Pomade Mascara which costs $24. It says that it is smudge-proof and flake-proof to ad thickness, shine, curl, and length. That’s a lot so I’m interested to see how good it really is.
The last item in this box is from Tarte, it’s the Glitter Lip Paint in the shade Strike Gold which retails at $20. I have used a different shade before but honestly it was so long ago I don’t remember how I felt about it so pumped to use this shade!
Overall, this box was amazing! The total price came to $386 which is insane!! This was such a great box and the products definitely made it worth the wait. I’m going to be using most of the products as well which makes me happy, the only ones I’ll probably not be using are the Spongelle, which I might try I’m not 100% on giving it away yet, and the Elemis cream. I can’t wait to make a look with all my new beauty products and when I do I will leave the picture down below!
This is the look I made with the eyeshadow palette, the blush and highlight, the mascara, and the lip paint. I loved the eyeshadow palette and will be using it again! I really liked the blush I used as well but the highlight is almost to dark on me so I might try using it on my lids. I wasn’t too big of a fan of the mascara it just didn’t do what I was hoping. I can’t fully judge the Lip product since I did have a lipstick on underneath but it does give a nice sheen on the lips. I’m happy how the look turned out though!
Over winter break I was able to watch Aquaman with my boyfriend and he and I loved it! It’s tied with Wonder Women for being the best DC movie. There was great acting along with the heartfelt story. It was both action packed with the loving feel. A lot lighter and happier than most DC movies which made it nice to watch. They left it so there can be a second one which I hope they make one since it was that good! Arthur has a realistic quality to him where he doesn’t always think things through but he’s witty with a great personality that makes him humorous. I highly recommend this movie to action lovers out there because it is a fantastic one!!
Another year is over and so much happened within the year. Lots of adventures and fun, but also sadness and drama. Overall it was pretty great though and it was a year of first! I got to meet my first famous person and ended up meeting multiple. I also had my first airplane ride. I will go through the months but I might skip some if I didn’t do anything to exciting.
February 11, Kody and I were able to bring our first fur babies together home. They were, and still are, loving and adorable. We have given them our full love since we got them and can’t wait for many more years with them!!
April started with my friends Bachelorette party which was so much fun! Everyone had a blast playing games and drinking a lot!!
A few days after the party something I will remember for the rest of my life happened. I got my first broken bone and had to deal with an annoying splint for the next couple months through events and everything.
For Kody’s Grandmothers birthday, we went to a play, An American in Paris which was pretty good. Just felt awkward with my cast in the limo we took.
April 25, a friend and I went to see Camila Cabello who was incredible!! We both had a great time and I’m excited for all the concerts I have coming this year!
In May, our kittens got fixed and Lady had to wear a cone. She looked so cute but she was so sad in it she slept most of the time.
In May was the bridal shower for my friend. I won a game and got the mug as a prize and everyone got a nail polish and file which I thought was super cute!
May 25th weekend, we went camping with Kody’s family and then stopped to get ice cream and visit Erieau on the way home. I love camping and going back to places of my childhood with good memories!
June started with the wedding! It was beautiful and so much fun! We danced till late and had lots to drink celebrating their love to one another.
June 26, Kody and I went to Toronto to watch Wicked which was phenomenal! We loved everything about it and definitely want to see it again!
In July I had my apartment warming party now that it was finally put together! We ate food, played card games, and ended the night with bowling which was super fun!
This month we also went to a baby shower unlike any before because it was in a brewery! It was mainly just mingling among people you knew but it was a good night celebrating my aunt and uncle!!
The beginning of August was amazing! I got on my first flight and headed off to Mexico! We were there for five days and just had a blast! I swam with dolphins, saw ruins, swam in a sinkhole, went zip lining for the first time ever, relaxed, and ate a lot of food! It was an amazing experience that I would love to do again!
That month I also went to Algonquin with my cousin and we hiked so many trails! It was so much fun and the sights were amazing! We also decided to go to Ottawa for fun and it was the first time for us both being there. We definitely want to go again!
The first day of September I went to another wedding and had a great time there. There was so much laughter, food, and dancing. I had such a great time since I hadn’t seen them in so long!
School also started in September and it was very nerve racking at first but after making a friend or two it was fun. Excited for the new semester!
Near the end of September I was able to go to a Harry Potter convention and met Bonnie Wright!! My first famous person and it was incredible!!
In October I had to dress for school and work so I dressed up as Ariana Grande and Betty Cooper. I had so much fun and actually gained some confidence in the Ari outfit.
The first weekend of November we flew out to Rhode Island for a Comic-Con where I got to meet more famous people I love! It was so crowded in the event but the experience was so much fun just wish we could have stayed for another day.
The new Fantastic Beast movie came out this month which we saw opening night and loved!! I’m so excited for the next one!
In December I went tothe lights our city puts up four times with friends and family. It’s beautiful and great for taking cute pictures.
Christmas time came and I had many parties. One for work, one with Kody’s family and two with my family. We had fun visiting and at one of mine making balloons animals, although we could only figure out the dog!
Overall it was an amazing tear that I partied into the new one with my friend! I can’t wait to see what this year brings. I do have 3 concerts planes already so right now I’m really looking forward to those!