Boxycharm Unboxing | May 2017

5/21/17

Hi Beauties,

I finally received my Boxycharm box earlier this week and I couldn't have been more excited to open it. Once I opened it, however, I was not pleasantly surprised. I'm used to seeing cool or trendy products that I want to try! So besides the cool makeup brush and the Temptu highlighter - I looked at the rest and decided that I probably wouldn't ever end up using! 
Well, and I always hate admitting this, I was wrong. I've tried all the products except the highlight and contour palette - and I'm really pleasantly surprised at their performance. I will definitely be doing a review on the BrowGal products. I've tried their browgel before and I think this brand can be the next big "brow" brand

Highlight and Contour Palette by IBY, the BrowGal Convertible Brow in 02, BrowGal brush and spoolie set, Crown Brushes Round Contour Brush and the Temptu and Boxycharm Liquid Glow 

So this month's Boxycharm included the Highlight and Contour Palette by IBY, the BrowGal Convertible Brow in 02, BrowGal brush and spoolie set, Crown Brushes Round Contour Brush and the Temptu and Boxycharm collab liquid glow highlighter - which is a rose-gold liquid highlight you're supposed to apply with your hands.

Top to Bottom Swatches: Temptu and Boxycharm Liquid Glow, BrowGal Convertible Brow in 02 warm shade, middle ashy shade, darkest brown shade.
The swatches so far are actually great and the perfect amount of pigment for a natural look. You can definitely layer these products to create a more intense effect.
This box was definitely put together to give you a defined but natural look - perfect for the awkward spring/summer period!

What did you think of this months' Boxycharm?

KistiBelle

Sephora April VIB Sale Haul | 2017

5/14/17

Okay Beauties -
It's been a while and I'm a little late on the uptake with this haul, but... forgive me anyway? I am giving you a beauty fix- and its better late than never!


Counter-clockwise: Becca Red Ombre Eye Palette, Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42, DryBar Triple Sec mini, Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47, Becca Backlight Priming Filter

Left to Right: Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio and Becca Ombre Rouge Eye Palette


Left to Right: Anastasia Eyeshadows in Sienna, Henna and Morocco

Left to Right: Anastasia Eyeshadow Swatches in Sienna, Henna and Morocco

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio in Contour, Highlight and Bronze

Becca Ombre Rouge Eye Palette Swatches in order
I'm not going to lie - I was very scatterbrained and not at all organized in this VIB sale haul. I tried to pull it together while still tempering my need to buy absolutely everything at Sephora. I'll be doing reviews on a few of these items but I can already tell you that I love the Becca Backlight Primer and the Josie Maran Argan Moisturizer.  It goes without saying that I love my Sephora Bright Future Gel Concealer in Biscotti since it was my re-stock!

What did you guys pick up at Sephora recently?

KistiBelle







Smile Brilliant Review | Teeth Whitening

1/28/16


I was approached by Smile Brilliant to try their teeth whitening process. While I don't use teeth whiteners too often, I have tried a few brands before and a few DIYs for whitening as well. I was really intrigued by the promise of dentist-office white teeth at home, and I decided to give it a try for a couple weeks.

December Favorites | 2015

1/20/16



This post is so late! Forgive me, coming into 2016 was not easy - it was quite the rush mixed in with even a little bit of stress. This week, things have finally calmed down - or rather - I've managed to calm things down! I wanted to get a favorites post out there, and even though I most likely will  not a 2015 favorites post, I wanted to get a December 2015 favorites post out there! These products are too good not to mention. 

The Most Versatile Browns | Swatches

12/29/15

Don't you just love a versatile warm or neutral brown? These types of shades are my go tos for simple days where I'm doing a natural look, or for transition colors to help blend on the days when I'm doing something a little more dramatic. 

November 2015 | Favorites

12/7/15

Four standout favorites this month; some new products and some old favorites that have come back for the colder seasons!

The Most Important Skincare Step You're Missing

12/1/15

Admittedly, this blog post is a day late on Tuesday, instead of Monday as promised. But I thought it was important enough to post even a day late. If you're vigilant with your skincare, you're probably already doing his, but I'm sure as the weather has gotten colder this task gets lower and lower on your list.