Beauty Boxes

October 2018 Bootaybag (10/29/2018)

Hey everyone! I’m back to share the Bootaybag of the month. Bootaybag is a monthly subscription that ranges from $9 per month for 1 pair or $13 a month for 2 pairs! You get a new pair of underwear every month and Bootaybag picks out the perfect pair for you. You can choose to either get a thong pair or never thong or you can even be surprised and Bootaybag will send you either or.

I personally love Bootaybag because I feel that I don’t have the time nor the money to be going out and replenishing all of my old and lost undies! It’s so great to keep constantly getting underwear for such an affordable price. Also, Bootaybag sends thousands of underwear to countries in need. It’s such an amazing subscription and cause. If you would like to join Bootaybag feel free to use my referral link to receive 10% off one month: http://i.refs.cc/Mhc33EWE?u=1542313249014.

This month I got these super cute teal cheeky underwear that are also strappy on the hips. They fit very nicely and are comfortable to wear. I was very happy about getting these and I can’t wait to get my next pair! I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure you comment down below what your thoughts are on Bootaybag.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Boxycharm October 2018 Unboxing (10/26/2018)

Hey beauties! I’m super excited to unbox this month’s Boxycharm with you all. I thought it was so crazy that both Ipsy and Boxycharm had a masquerade mask as their theme. That is the first thing that came to mind when I saw this box and opened it. I loved a lot of the products here and I cannot wait to share them with you guys!

So, the first thing I got that caught my eye was the Farmacy Green Clean Facial Melt Cleanser. I was so excited to get this because I’ve used it before and it completely melts all makeup away! Thankfully I got it in full size so I can enjoy using this product for a little while longer before having to purchase more! The second product I got was It Cosmetics Superhero mascara and I was super happy about this because t’s a pretty good mascara. The next product in my bag was Dermovia Lace A Peel Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask. As we all know I have sensitive dry skin so this definitely isn’t for me so it wasn’t my favorite product but I do still enjoy getting products that I wouldn’t use so I can give it to friends or family I know that would enjoy. The fourth product I got was the PUR Midnight Masquerade face palette which is pretty pigmented and I could definitely see myself using those products. The fifth and final thing I got was a Kat Von D liquid lipstick in K-Dub. I’m super excited about getting KVD in a box but I’m not stoked about the color. K-Dub is a vibrant purple and I would never use that shade in public.

Otherwise I was pretty happy with my Boxycharm this month! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure To Comment down below what your thoughts are on this month’s Boxycharm. What was your favorite product out of everything?

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Birchbox Unboxing October 2018 | Birchbox Man and Birchbox (10/24/2018)

Hey beauties! I know that the title of this post is super different from what you’re used to seeing. From now on I will be sharing the contents of my Birchbox as well as Ryan’s Birchbox! Birchbox has boxes for men who are interested in male grooming products. I had signed Ryan up as a small gift for him and he can’t wait to share his opinion with you all on this box.

My BirchBox

For my box I was pretty happy with everything I got. One of the things I am super elated about is the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Go Big Treatment. The other thing I got was Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray. I was really happy that I got these products because I have fine hair and I definitely would like it to look a little more thick and voluminous. The next thing I was very excited about was the Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask. I’ve heard so much great stuff about this clay mask and I’ve seen wild skin transformations from people who use it. I can’t wait to test it out for myself. I got an eyeko liquid eyeliner which I’m happy about because getting liquid liner is always a plus. I like to keep them around just in case I ever run out and I don’t have time to go out and buy one. The last thing that came in this month’s Birchbox was Purlisse BB Cream. It’s not exactly something that made me excitable but I do like getting BB Creams for samples just for those days I don’t feel like wearing a full face. The last thing in my box that I got as a promo for signing up (again) was the Benefit High Beam mini highlighter which I was glad to have gotten.

Ryan’s BirchboxMan

In Ryan’s BirchboxMan which he was super excited to open was a bunch of really cool products. I feel that this is the perfect gift for a guy because if they are low maintenance then these little samples will go a long way for them! Plus, they get to try out a bunch of products they wouldn’t necessarily go out and get on their own. So in Ryan’s box the first thing he picked up was the Cambridge Knight English Laundry Cologne. He said it smelled amazing and couldn’t wait to wear it. He then got Jack Black Lip Balm which he was pretty stoked about and he said that the lip balm was very cooling. The next thing in his box was Billy Jealousy Soft Rock Texturizing Clay. He was excited to try this because he has been looking to get a new hair product that works well with the style he is going for. V76 by Vaughn is the fourth product he got which is a hydrating shampoo. He said he feels indifferent about the shampoo since he already has a full bottle of shampoo he uses 24/7 but he’s willing to give this one a shot. The last product in his box is Kiehl’s since 1851 Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub. He’s really excited to test this out because he doesn’t have any exfoliators for his skin at the moment! Ryan overall enjoyed this box and is truly looking forward to getting his next one.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. More of these posts are to come! Comment down below what your thoughts are on these boxes.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Influenster VoxBox Unboxing: Sunday Riley (10/21/2018)

Hey beauties! I’m super excited to share with you guys that I got another VoxBox from Influenster. For the next few paragraphs I will explain what Influenster is and how to get a completely free VoxBox. If you already know what Influenster is, feel free to skip through these next few explanations.

So what is Influenster? Influenster is a website and app that allows people to share their opinions on products and get free things in exchange for those reviews. Influenster is completely free to join and you don’t even have to pay for the item or even shipping when you get products sent to your door. This does come with a twist though– any product they send you, you have to follow Influenster’s guidelines on how to review the products. You have full ability to not like or like the products but if you want to continue getting free products you have to make sure you follow the steps Influenster instructs you to take when reviewing the product. This could be to reviewing it on the company’s website, or just sharing a photo of the product.

To make that last explanation a little more clear I’m going to discuss what a VoxBox is, how you get them and what you need to do after you get it. So, a VoxBox is a box you get sent with free product(s) inside and yes sometimes there is multiple items in a box. It costs you nothing to get but you need to do something in order to be in the drawing for one.

You have to review products and earn expert badges. There are tons of different categories you can be an expert in, and this will direct what kinds of boxes you will be getting. So for example, I got an expert badge in Beauty by reviewing a ton of beauty products on the Influenster app and I get mostly beauty related VoxBoxes. There are also themed badges that come around during holidays that you can get as well. For example, I received a badge for Halloween just by clicking on the badge and completing the assignment of reviewing my favorite candy on the Influenster app. The more badges you get whether expert or themed badges, the higher your chances are in getting a VoxBox.

Another way you can up your chances of getting a VoxBox is by connecting all of your social media accounts. This will go towards your impact score. Your impact score is a complied number of followers, subscribers, and friends across all of your social media accounts. The higher your impact score (i.e. the more followers, subscribers and friends you have) the more likely it is that you’ll get a VoxBox. You now can also follow other friends and people on the Influenster app.

Something else that will help your chances of getting a VoxBox you’d like is to do Snaps. Snaps are reviews of products that Influenster thinks you would enjoy more or know more about. You can also make video reviews, as well as lists on Influenster of your favorite products, best products for winter etc. and you can answer/ask questions and this will give you points toward your discussion posts.

Important things that are MANDATORY to get a VoxBox is to look out for emails that say you have a chance of getting a VoxBox and VoxBox surveys. These will come through the email you use for your account so make sure that you choose an email that isn’t too cluttered so these emails don’t get lost. Also, after you get the VoxBox you will get an email survey about the VoxBox you just reviewed. If you want more VoxBoxes that review is mandatory and there is a deadline for when you can complete the review which is usually a couple of days.

What do you do once you get a VoxBox? Well if you go onto your profile on Influenster there will be a badge that pops up and is related to the product you got. It will either say the company’s name or the product you are testing. Once you click on that badge there are a bunch of little assignments that Influenster asks you to complete. These are mandatory to do as well in the time frame they give you (VoxBox “campaigns” last from a month to a few weeks). These little assignments will ask you to share photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, review on Influenster, the company’s website or Sephora/Ulta etc. Sometimes they will ask you to make a Pinterest Board that is related to the product and other easy activities. Once you complete them you will earn the badge and this will help your chances of getting another VoxBox and a lot of the time it puts you in the drawing for a prize from that company or a MEGA VoxBox which is a very large box with a ton of products inside. Influenster also throws Twitter, and Facebook “parties” for certain VoxBox “campaigns” and if you live tweet or live engage with them on Facebook you will be in the drawing for a MEGA VoxBox or more products from the company.

Now that we’ve covered all the bases, let’s discuss my VoxBox from Sunday Riley. I was lucky enough to get their Ceramic Slip facial cleanser. Obviously this was completely free and I was so excited to test this complimentary/free product from Influenster and Sunday Riley. I applied the cleanser to my face in the shower with a full face of makeup on. Within one use my makeup was completely taken off and my skin felt squeaky clean. My pores seemed to be a little smaller and it didn’t dry my face out whatsoever which is a concern for me when I try facial cleansers because I have dry sensitive skin and harsh cleansers will make my skin very dry. I was very happy with this product and I recommend trying this out!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what your thoughts are on Influenster, VoxBoxes and the Ceramic Slip Cleanser by Sunday Riley!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

CauseBox Unboxing Fall 2018 (10/20/2018)

Hey everyone! I was lucky enough to test out CauseBox and all of its goodies inside this fall. This subscription box has a ton of great stuff that is also ethically made. They put things in these boxes that provide jobs to artisans around the world, that create opportunities for women, help create fair trade jobs, they give back to charity, and they are eco-friendly and vegan! This is an amazing subscription that works for an amazing cause. I suggest checking them out!

This box is a seasonal box for $54.95 per quarter. This fall I got such awesome stuff in my box. The first thing was a scarf from Bloom&Give, stationary from Paper Source, RealHer Play Book makeup palette and eyeshadow brush, Natura hair mask, a postcard designed by an empowering woman artist, a S’well bottle, and an ethically made handbag from artisans in India.

I absolutely loved everything in my box and I encourage you to get one too. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what your thoughts are on this box!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Ipsy Glam Bag October 2018 Unboxing (10/16/2018)

Hey beauties! I was absolutely overly excited about getting this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag. I saw some amazing sneak peek previews on Ipsy’s Instagram and I couldn’t wait to open this bag once I got my hands on it! If you don’t know what Ipsy is, it is a $10 a month beauty subscription where you are sent 5 products each month!

This month the Glam Bag was decorated in bright red leather with a black zipper. If this doesn’t scream Halloween I don’t know what does. On the Bag there is an imprint of a masquerade mask on the front. Again, hello Halloween!! This month’s theme (and yes each month has a special theme) is “Who said nights are for sleep?” I live for this Bag and especially what’s inside.

This month I am so happy with everything I got. First, I got a Perfect Repair Treatment Mask from NatureLab which I was pretty happy about because I could always use a mask! Then I got Sugar Lipstick in shade Its A Pout Time in their Vivid Lipstick Mini which I am not over the top happy about but I could always use a good red lip. The next thing I got was INC. Credible You Glow Girl iridescent highlighter which is something I’ve been meaning to buy for such a long while now. The last thing that I am over the moon about is the Morphe blush, it is so pretty and SO pigmented! The only thing I wasn’t too crazy about getting was the last product from So Susan Cosmetics. I got the Color Trip High Intensity Color Pigment, I’m not opposed to getting loose pigment but the color was a bright purple which is something I would never use. I understand that the color goes along with the whole Halloween theme, I just wish it were a different color!

Otherwise, I am so pleased with this month’s Glam Bag and I can’t wait to get my next one. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what your thoughts are on these products.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

September 2018 BootayBag (9/30/2018)

Hey fashionistas! I am super excited to share with you that my BootayBag posts are back. If you were wondering where they went during the month of August, I have answers. I had to change the payment method for my BootayBag subscription. Since I missed the payment deadline for August due to this change, I wasn’t able to get the August edition. After everything was finally changed over, I got both pairs of underwear from August and September during this month!

This month of September I got two pairs of sheer black underwear that are strappy and very cute. These are great quality and very comfortable. I only get the non-thong but thong is also available for this subscription as well as a combination of both. Also, I opted for the one pair subscription which means that I only get one pair of underwear per month for only $7/mo. You could also get the two pairs subscription where you get two pairs of underwear for $14/mo. Sometimes BootayBag gives you an extra pair every few months to either keep or give it to someone who needs it.

I am really happy with this subscription and I feel that it has helped me upkeep my undergarment drawer. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. If you are interested in getting BootayBag feel free to use my promo code to get $10/mo for two pairs your first month! Comment down below what your thoughts are on this subscription.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Fall 2018 FabFitFun Unboxing (9/29/2018)

Hey y’all! I finally got my FabFitFun box and I cannot wait to share what’s inside. FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box that comes seasonally to give you goodies that go from skincare to beauty to fashion to home decor to health to lifestyle products! It’s jam packed with tons of amazing brands and I am so happy that I finally joined to get this box because it’s one of the best subscription boxes I’ve ever had. So what’s inside this month’s box? Let’s get to it!

This month I got a Vince Camuto black and gray tote bag which will definitely come in handy this fall! I also got a pair of Bluetooth headphones from the brand Cylo, I can’t wait to try these out. I’ve been waiting to get a pair of these headphones ever since Apple took away the headphone jack and I just hadn’t gotten around to it. The next thing in this month’s box is yogahhh! detox bath soak from the brand cuccio, this will be perfect for an after-the-gym relaxing sesh. Another item I got, which is bath related, is the Skin & CO Blue in CAPRI shower gel and I absolutely love how good this smells. The last few items I am so excited about, first being the tea towel by Simply Whimsical. I don’t own my own house at the moment but I still love getting home decor. I guess you can say I am preparing early for the future! The next item that is also home related is an Alfred French Press, I honestly cannot wait to have my own house and display this super cute French Press! The second to last item is the two Glamglow face masks we got in this seasons box. I love Glamglow and it is honestly so amazing to see these name brands in FabFitFun! The last item we got, that I am super excited about is the Beauty Blender! By getting just this item alone, you are already making almost half of your money back. This box has a higher value than its $50 price tag and all of these amazing products just go to show that!

I loved everything in my box and I cannot wait to use all of my goodies! If you are interested in getting a FabFitFun subscription box use my promo code for $10 to spend either on an extra product or for $10 off your first box http://xo.fff.me/jal5G! I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below what products you think are the best from this season’s box!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing September 2018 (9/27/2018)

Hey beauties! I’m super excited to share that I have made the decision to continue getting Ipsy Glam Bags. This is mostly because I am doing unboxings on my YouTube channel of this with AlexaTheGirlGamer. I saw many other people getting better products now which definitely influenced my decision.

This month the theme was an empowering message that said “The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.” I absolutely love the theme and I also love the Bag this month. What I got in my Ipsy Glam Bag this September is Make Up Forever ULTRA HD Perfector in Warm Sand #6. I also got Trestique lip glaze in , the next thing that I got was also another lip product from Manna Kadar Cosmetics the liplocked priming lip wand in Belle. I had also gotten an eyeshadow from IBY in shade Fire & Ice and a highlighting blush from Nomad Cosmetics in shade Positano Sunrise.

I really liked the Make Up Forever foundation, the lip glaze, and lip wand. The IBY eyeshadow is in a shade that I wouldn’t normally use and the blush was kind of chalky. If you would like to see me unbox this Ipsy take a look at my YouTube video Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing September 2018! I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below what your thoughts are on this Ipsy Glam Bag!

– Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

September 2018 Boxycharm (9/26/2018)

Hey beauties! It’s the time of month where we get to talk about Boxycharm! I absolutely love this beauty subscription box and I personally feel that this one is the best out of all of them. Boxycharm always provides five full-size products in each box from amazing companies. It’s only $21/mo but the value of what is in the box is definitely much greater than that.

This month Boxycharm had the theme Wild Flower so they picked products accordingly. I got a marbled highlighting blush from Laura Geller in the shade Tropic Hues. I really liked this blush because it was buildable, it had a nice shimmer to it, and it was pigmented. The next thing in this box was Alamar eyeshadow brushes. These synthetic brushes seemed like very good quality and I am never mad when getting brushes because it helps expand my brush collection. The next item I wasn’t necessarily happy about was Butter London’s Stroke Of WOW roller eyeliner. I just feel that this type of eyeliner is not practical and doesn’t work well even when I swatched it. If this worked for you please understand that something that may not have worked for me may work for others. I just personally don’t like this item. The next product that we got in our Boxycharm is the Pretty Vulgar Nightingale eyeshadow palette. I am very happy with this item because I personally love Pretty Vulgar products, especially their palettes. Their eyeshadows are super pigmented and very bendable I will be doing a separate post on this palette! The last item that I received was Hank & Henry Matte Liquid Lipstick in shade Petal Pusher. I really loved the color of this shade and I felt that it’s a perfect lip for early fall. Something to note about this lipstick is that it is not fast-drying which does not bother me personally because I wear regular cream lipsticks often.

Overall, I really loved this month’s box! I am usually never disappointed with Boxycharm. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. If you are interested in getting a Boxycharm subscription feel free to use my promo code: Steph-UEWVPIQO at checkout! Comment down below what products you liked from this box.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell