Hello friends! I came home last night from work and found five packages in the mail waiting for me! Super excited that all my packages arrived on the same day. It's like a late birthday present from me, to me!
The first was from Pura Vida. It was my first purchase from them and I am very impressed with what I got!
I really like what Pura Vida does. Each purchase helps provide full-time jobs for artisans worldwide. I've followed Pura Vida on Instagram for a while now and never committed to purchasing anything. I finally went ahead and made this purchase and I'm so glad I did! Everything is such amazing quality and super adorable.
Next up: Ulta. I had gotten an email from Ulta that if you spent $50, you would get a free Smashbox sample set. Spend $60 and get a free Smashbox makeup case. So, of course, I went ahead with it. Plus, I had $20 in rewards credit, so why not!
This is the first time I got a palette when it first came out. I love the colors of the Soft Glam Anastasia palette and I honestly cannot wait to use it and try out all the colors. I also am happy with the samples I got from Smashbox. I have heard nothing but good things about Smashbox primers, so seeing them as samples made me very happy.
The next box is the first subscription box I received. I didn't even know that Target has a subscription box until I was on their website and saw it. If you didn't know, I am obsessed with Target, so I had to get this beauty box. Plus, it was only $7 + shipping, so it was a no-brainer. In the box was Olay Cleansing Infusions Body Wash, No7 Early Defence Glow Activating Serum, St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizer, Nexxus Dry Shampoo, Pantene Foam Conditioner, Clairol Color Crave Hair Makeup and Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad. On the back of the green card was a description of each item, plus a few tips and tricks for the samples, plus a coupon for beauty products. Honestly, I love everything that I got and can see myself using it all. This one is definitely a subscription I'll keep.
Next up: BirchBox. I was debating between this one and Ipsy, but I've heard better things about BirchBox, so I wanted to try it out.
Honestly, I wasn't very impressed. It was all hair products & I was expecting more makeup. In the box, I received Davines LOVE Smoothing Shampoo, Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, Love of Color Liquid Shimmer Shadow - Stardust, Number 4 Jour d'Automne Smoothing Balm, Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer and Davines LOVE Smoothing Conditioner. So, more Smashbox, which I was okay with. Probably not going to be continuing with my Birchbox subscription.
And lastly, I got my first Boxy Charm box. I never heard of Boxy Charm until my friend Maya told me about it. So, I figured I'd check it out. I looked at the Instagram pictures and their website and pretty much subscribed on the spot.
Overall, very impressed! In the box was Pür The Complexion Authority Eyeshadow Palette, Bellápierre Cosmetics Volumizing Mascara, South Mane Beauty Under Eye Gels, The Vintage Cosmetic Company Smokey Eye Makeup Brush Set and Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush. Again, so impressed with what I got. The samples are full sized and not travel sized like Birchbox and are high quality. The smokey eye brushes are so soft and amazing quality, the blush is a great consistency (I forgot to swatch it) and I was surprised to see under eye gels!
Such a great Beauty Haul this month! I'll definitely be getting Boxy Charm and the Target Beauty Box again.
Do you subscribe to any beauty subscription (or other) boxes? Let me know what your favorite is!