Review & Unboxing ♡


 The beauty world can be a little hard to navigate at times, especially with new trends and old trends coming and going with the seasons. It’s easy to look at all the products on the shelves and feel totally overwhelmed.

Lately, I’ve also been trying to reduce my spending habits and figured that subscribing to a beauty subscription service would help reign in any excess spending. That way, I could look forward to receiving new beauty products every month without going to Sephora with the intention of buying one thing and leaving with ten.

Being the makeup snob I am, I realized that Birchbox or Ipsy just wouldn’t do it for me. I had Birchbox in the past and canceled it as I wanted more makeup and less skincare things. With subscription boxes popping up all over the place, I wanted to find the most bang for my buck. Why spend money with the anticipation of beauty products only to receive testers and small products you may not even love? 

After doing my research, it was down to Glossybox and Boxycharm… but after seeing what they packed in the September Boxycharm, I couldn’t resist. I had to have it for myself. With a value OVER $100, click the read more to see what made Boxycharm the holy grail of beauty subscription boxes.

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Granted I’ve been meaning to make this post since, well, two weeks ago, I figured it’s better late than never, right? I’ve never made a goals post before, but I’m a huge fan of proactive living and after seeing a bunch of others… I felt inspired to finally make one myself.

Click the read more to see what my October goals are (it’s never too late to make them). Maybe they’ll inspire you to do the same!

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We live in a man’s world, that much is true. The modern woman may be successful, intelligent, and poised…and still only make 80¢ to a man’s dollar. If that’s not a slap in the face, then the constant barrage of insults she encounters on a daily basis has to be the icing on the cake.

“Slut,” is what she hears when she won’t smile at the construction worker who catcalls her on the street, and,”Bitch,” is often muttered through the teeth of other women the patriarchy has taught to hate their own kind. She lives in a world where she is constantly told,”No, no, no,” and,”Women are expected to be x-y-and-z.”

Tack on any ambitions she may have the desire to chase and she’s labeled as “thirsty” or “fake” for trying to achieve them. God forbid she speak up for what she wants, demanding it without hesitation. An open palm ready for reward is translated by society as open legs, because there’s no way she could have climbed her way up from the bottom on just her brain alone.

Even more unfortunate, the moment she takes the time to criticize those who criticize her, she is simply labeled as an “Angry-lesbian-feminazi-bitch.” This is the world we live in.

But a real boss ass bitch knows her worth, and she knows how to get it.

What is the it?

Anything she wants it to be.

Below are the mottos HBIC’s live by… and yes, even Blair Waldorf would approve.

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Being away from your significant other sucks. It sucks even more if you happen to be 20, 200, or even 2,000 miles apart. Anyone who has ever been in a long distance relationship knows what it’s like to miss someone all the time. It’s easy to look around and envy other couples holding hands, going out on dates, and generally doing everything that you and your SO can’t.

On top of that, there will always be that constant feeling of trying not to smother your SO, or ignore them either. Should I call them today? I just Facetimed with them… so should I wait a couple of days before we try again? Am I a bad person for wondering if this is going to work? Trust me, you are not alone!

I like to think there’s such a thing as immediate and long term happiness. If that person really is the key to your long term happiness, you don’t just give up on the chemistry you have together. This is a post for those of you who are wondering what it’s like to be in a LDR, who are currently in an LDR, or are wondering if you are ready to commit the time and energy it takes to be in a long distance relationship.

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It’s that time of the year again where sweater weather is upon us and all I want to do is stay inside with a warm cup of hot chocolate (and a cuddle buddy, but mine happens to be 480 miles away). Fall is one of my favorite seasons and like the leaves, I was ready to shed some of my old beauty products and welcome in some new brands. Out with the old, in with the new. Tis’ the season of transition, right?

As I’ve recently discovered, the Sephora in Georgetown is infinitely better than the one I had been shopping at before, so much so that it’s become a favorite location. There were so many brands I’d never seen at Sephora before (like BECCA Cosmetics, Guerlain, Jaclyn Hill, etc.), ABH’s entire line of matte lipsticks, and enough Too Faced products for everyone that I was just living. As you could imagine, it felt like passing through the pearly powdered gates of my own personal Heaven.

Ironically, most of my purchases were products that I carried over from my summer wish-list onto my autumn wish-list. I’ve been vibing natural-mattes lately, so a lot of products I bought were nude toned. Below you can find an overview of the items and some of my first impressions! I’ve been using these products solidly for a week now so I have a pretty good idea of their uses. My honest opinions can be found below.

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