Luxe Box – Spring 2018

This is my second box in my purchase of year subscription. It is a quarterly subscription (which is why I had to go with a year). I paid $96.00 CAD with free shipping. If you wish to pay quarterly it is $26.00 CAD and free shipping with in Canada.

I am not sure where the winter box went maybe the last one was mislabeled.

We have a travel size can of Professional Sebastian – Shaper Plus+. This is an extra hold hairspray. Not a common thing for me to use. I honestly cannot remember the last time I used hairspray. I am going to hold onto this as a back up though. I do occasionally wish I had some.

Here we have a Pedi in a Box by Voesh in a lemon flavour. It claims to be a waterless 3 step. However, you are required to use water in the first two steps. That is not what I consider waterless. I also see water in the ingredient list.

Manna Kadar Beauty – Lash Extending Primer. Oh, how I wish I had waited to purchase primer. I am using one right now and so far I cannot say I like it but if it keeps to under perform I will try this one next. I am interested in finding out how it does with extending my lashes.

I did try swatching this but you could not really see it against my skin. Its a shimmer eye pencil by Laritzy Cosmetics. I do have a few things by this brand and the formula for the eye pencil seems nice on the swatch. I just need to buy a sharpener.

We have China Glaze in Stop that Train! I do like the colour and I have lots by this brand. It is a nice shimmer in a red/copper hue.

#GRLPWR liquid lipstick by The Beauty Crop. This is a very dark red that dries down to a matte. I really wish I could find a middle ground with red lipstick. I will try it out though. I may be finding a way to lighten it though.

Delectable hand cream in the flavour sweet mint and cream. Now I have gone back and forth on purchasing this brand. I am happy to see it in the box. I enjoy the formula, my hands did not feel greasy, and I had no allergic reaction. However, the smell I am not so sure about. It reminds me of those thin mints the Girl Guides sell. I do not eat them but they have a distinct smell. Yes, that is what it smells like with out the smell of chocolate. I will be buying from this brand in the future.

 

As always I will come back and update as I try items.

Luxe Box – Fall 2017

This is a very late review but have done a year subscription to Luxe Box. It is a quarterly subscription (which is why I had to go with a year). I paid $96.00 CAD with free shipping. If you wish to pay quarterly it is $26.00 CAD and free shipping with in Canada.

I was pretty excited to see what was in the box and have new things to try out. I never know what to buy and I love to try new things.

Three of the items that I did not photograph individually are as follows:

Silicon blender by Laritzy Cosmetics. I do not own any blenders since I have never used foundation or concealer. However I am going to give this a shot when applying primer. Since I have one now.

*Update: I find it easier to use my hands with my current face primer. I will give it another shot once I finally invest in trying another brand.

Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment by Glamglow. This is not something I would have bought a bottle of as my skin is pretty sensitive to exfoliation. I will either give it a shot or I will give it to one of my nieces.

*Update: I am giving this to my niece. So unfortunately I cannot give any kind of review on it.

Bath bomb by Sweetie Products. I am excited to use this since it has been forever and a day since I used a bath bomb. I will as soon as I am comfortable soaking in the tub again.

*Update: I did try this out. Got to be honest. I personally did not find anything special about it. So I am going to keep searching for ‘the one’.

I forgot to take a picture of the actual lipstick but it is Sugar Daddy by Medusa’s Makeup. I have been wanting to try this brand; that it was the number one thing I could not wait to try. I have worn it since receiving the box. It is not a staying lipstick but I am in LOVE with the way it applies and feels. I recently went on a red coloured lipstick spree. So, receiving something in the neutral line was fantastic.

**I will have to remember to take a selfie next time I wear but I love this colour and I love the formula.

Fit for a Queen by Morgan Taylor nail polish. Wonderful holiday colour if you prefer to go seasonal with nail lacquer’s. I just simply love how it turned out. Applying two coats gave me full coverage. I just have to see how easy it comes off.

*Update: It is a sparkle polish. It took some work to get off. How I will admit not as much as other sparkle polishes.

Here we have 6 Shades of Nude by Cougar Cosmetics. My swatches suck but Missy was about to wake up and I did not have time to redo them. I have not worn make up in a while but I am hoping this applies nicely. The colours are nice swatched in person.

**Did not like the way the palette was set up. I have chosen to pass it along. I think there are other formulas I prefer as well.

Intensive hand repair by Barefoot Venus hand crème. Love the smell (kind of reminds me of sugar cookies). I do like the feel but it just does not cut it when I am washing my hands every 15 minutes it seems.

As always I will come back and update as I try items.

Just in Time for the Holidays

While Galaxy has not been top of the notch. I was having a pretty good streak of luck. Until I slipped. Nothing major happened (which I am very much thankful for) but I have a nice black finger nail just in time for holiday season.

I was walking to the living room in the middle of the night and slipped on some liquid that was on the tile. As I was sitting there in some pain and wondering what the hell happened. I started to freak as I thought one of the dogs peed on the floor. It was not pee to which I am very happy about. I, all of a sudden had this terrible pain in my finger. I got in the bathroom, got the light on, and there is blood running down my hand and arm. To say the least, I bawled my eyes out as I was rinsing my hand off in the interest of getting it clean. Also to see where the bleed was coming from.

Not feeling any better I did decide to wait till morning to see how my finger was doing. I guess just hoping the swelling would be down and it would not be throbbing anymore.

December 12 2016 December 12 2016

This was taken 7.5 hours after. It does not look quite so bad looking at it now. Extremely tender and throbbing though. This is when I decided I had to see a doctor. Unfortunately walk-in was booked up which left the ER. My doctor is in another town and there was a risk of a fracture. I spent about 6 hours in the ER. Thankfully there is nothing more than bleeding but they said I will lose the nail. I am okay with that. Really things could be much worse.

December 12 2016

This one was taken 17 hours later. I was hoping that this was as bad as the nail was going to get.

December 13 2016

I was wrong though over 36 hours later and there is still swelling. My nail is also becoming more black. There clearly is a lot of blood putting pressure against the nail. At this point I just hope my nail is still healthy to grow back.

It sucks that we are going away for Christmas and I get this ugly thing. Maybe I am just getting all that could go wrong out of the way now. There is lots for me to worry about on the trip. We have only spent a day together and to be honest I cannot remember if it was a full day. He works everyday so we get to spend a few hours in the evening and the rest is sleep. Can we handle, all of a sudden, seven days together?