Beauty Boxes

July BootayBag (7/31/2018)

Hey everyone! Finally, my BootayBag came in. BootayBag is an underwear subscription service that allows me to never have to shop for overpriced underwear again. You can get BootayBag starting at $7 a month which is only one pair of underwear per month. They also have a subscription for $14 per month which is two pairs of underwear per month. You also have the option between thong, never thong and mix it up. Thong meaning you will only get things sent to you. Never thong meaning you will only get hip huggers, booty short underwear and anything else but a string up the butt! Mix it up means you want both or either-or it doesn’t matter, this is for those who want to be completely surprised with what you get!

This month, BootayBag sent me a complimentary pair of underwear! I only pay $7 for one pair of underwear per month and they sent me two this month. This was a very pleasant surprise and I’m super excited about it. I got a super cute pink lacy pair with a floral design. I also got a no-show pair that are white and teal striped with little polka dots on the teal stripe. I am completely obsessed with each pair I got!

I was in need for new underwear and BootayBag gave me an easy solution, just get a new pair every month for cheaper than what you’d normally pay at Pink, Victoria’s Secret and sometimes even Target. I am quickly transitioning all of my older underwear out and soon I will have a drawer completely full of just BootayBag. If you are interested in this monthly subscription feel free to use my referral link to get a free $10: http://i.refs.cc/Mhc33EWE?u=1528341747108 !

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-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

July Boxycharm (7/24/2018)

One of my favorite times of the month! Boxycharm has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited to unbox what I got with you all. Boxycharm has to be my ultimate favorite beauty subscription box, they always have the best products and they are all usually full-size name brand products!

This month I loved all of my products! I got the Tarte Ready Set Radiant Facial Spray, Note Cosmetics Blush, Dr. Brandt Needles No More, No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel, Chella Eyebrow Cream and Wander Beauty Mascara! They are all full-size products, brands that I recognize and have heard of before. It’s amazing that this is only $21 a month!

The Note Cosmetics Blush is extremely pigmented. I got this Blush in the shade 05 Desert Rose, it is a vibrant coral pink shade. It feels a little drying but blends out very well. The packaging of this product feels cheaply made but I like that it has a small mirror in the compact.

My favorite products from this box are the Tarte Setting Spray, the Dr. Brandt Eye De-Puffing Gel and the Wander Beauty Mascara. These products were the most exciting for me. Overall, I am so happy to have everything from this box added to my makeup collection! If you would like to join Boxycharm feel free to use my referral code at checkout: Steph-UEWVPIQO

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and comment down below what you thought about this month’s Boxycharm!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

June BootayBag (6/28/2018)

I am overly excited to open my BootayBag this month! This was such a great subscription to join and I’m so happy I canceled my other subscriptions to do this one. It’s cheaper and I haven’t had to run to the store to buy new underwear in a while! The underwear they send is always super cute and you can either choose to get a thong, never thong, or let them surprise you if you don’t care.

This month I got a pair of royal blue lacy never thong underwear! They are super silky, they fit comfortably, there is not really a noticeable underwear line and they look very cute on. I am really happy with what I got this month and am already excited to see what I’ll get next month! If you want to join BootayBag feel free to use my referral code to get your first month discounted: http://i.refs.cc/Mhc33EWE?u=1528341747108!

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-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

FabFitFun Summer 2018 Box (6/16/2018)

I am super excited to share with you guys that I got my First FabFitFun Box! I am overly excited to unbox my first FabFitFun on my blog, this is something that I’ve wanted to do before I even started my blog and I cannot believe that this is happening. It’s so surreal and I’m ecstatic!

Once I opened it I was just completely blown away at how much stuff is actually in this box! The first glimpse of the inside of the box I was already thrilled to see a lot of cute stuff. This made me realize how much I enjoyed unboxing especially since I couldn’t wait to rip everything out of the box and start playing with everything!!

So let’s get down to what’s inside the box!! There was a magazine that explained the products inside of the box. There was also a really cute microfiber beach towel blanket that had a very nice tropical vibe to it. I also got a skin peel from Elemis which is awesome because I’ve been meaning to get one of these. I got a WCS paper straw which is amazing that they put in these boxes, this will help with the pollution with straws. I got a Marianella body caviar that smells amazing. I also got a very cute ring dish from Pier 1 that I already have set out in my room. I got a super cute coin purse that I am now using. The two things I am most excited about in this box are the Foreo LUNA which is a silicone, sonic powered facial cleansing brush and the Tarte Pro Glow highlighting and contour palette. Another item that I am very happy about being in this box is the Coola face sunscreen.

I really love this box, it lived up to all of its great expectations. I was not disappointed whatsoever because the box was as amazing as I imagined. If you really want to try this box like I did, I recommend trying it out sooner rather than later. If you want to sign up to get the FabFitFun box feel free to use my referral link: http://xo.fff.me/jal5G

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and comment down below if you like the FabFitFun box and also do not forget to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

June Boxycharm (6/14/2018)

I am so excited to talk about this months Boxycharm! I love the theme for this month and I honestly am feeling summer vibes from this box. So let’s get into the exciting products I got this month.

With just opening the box I wasn’t sure which product spoke to me more and which one to grab first. Everything is pretty, bright and colorful I would say that these products are definitely vanity worthy.

One thing that we got this month in the Boxycharm box was three face Luxie brushes. I love these brushes and have gotten them in previous beauty boxes before. I actually use a Luxie contour brush daily, so I was very happy getting these.

Something else that was extremely exciting was Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream! This cream smells absolutely amazing and I was super excited to test it out. I definitely feel that this cream tightens the skin after using it!

Next we got some lashes from Battington Beauty. These lashes are in such cute packaging #1, #2 they are pretty good quality and I’ve worn them with natural makeup and they gave a very flirty look to my eyes. I’m always happy getting lashes in beauty boxes.

I got a Jonteblu Eyeliner, I am not too fond of getting pencil liners because I have little to no use for them. But it definitely expanded my makeup collection so I can’t be mad at that. It was a very silky eyeliner and was very pigmented, it also didn’t smudge much.

I got a matte lip paint by Girlactik. I have never used this brand before but the lippy is good quality and is very pigmented! I love the shade they sent me as well it’s almost a dark pink rose shade.

The next item that I was half sad and half happy about was the Alamar Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette. This palette is very pigmented and pretty but I had an issue with the palette because the shade Cafecito was completely shattered and when I opened the palette the brown shade got all over my room. I ended up fixing the shadow myself which was kind of difficult but I think it ruined the shadow itself and also the red shade to the left of it Guantanamera so when swatched these shades came out terribly. I contacted Boxycharm for a new palette but they are asking for the box it came in which has already been thrown away. If you would like to join Boxycharm for $21 per month feel free to use my referral code: Steph-UEWVPIQO at checkout! Boxycharm Website

Other than the minor inconveniences I was very happy with this box! I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Influenster VoxBox Review: Maybelline (6/3/2018)

I am extremely excited to review another VoxBox from Influenster! If you don’t know what Influenster is I will explain and trust me you will definitely want to know, especially because it’s 100% free! I am reviewing Maybellines Shine Compulsion by Colorsensational products.

If you already know what Influenster is then feel free to skip this part and go straight to the review. If you have no idea what Influenster is then you are in for a treat! Influenster is a company that is completely free to join and completely free to use. This company sends you free products to test in exchange for your reviews. The free products they send you are the products that come in the VoxBoxes!

So if you sign up for Influenster, how do you qualify to get a VoxBox? Okay, so VoxBoxes aren’t going to be sent to you immediately but there are things that you can do to further qualify yourself. You have to attach all of your social media accounts and this will give you an impact score. The more followers you have, the higher the impact score which will help you qualify for more VoxBoxes! You can also get expert badges in certain subjects by reviewing items in those certain subjects like beauty, health and fitness, mom life etc. This will direct the kind of VoxBoxes you will be getting. You will also be sent VirtualVoxes which isn’t a VoxBox but it’s an activity to do over the phone. They sometimes ask you to take a “shelfie” at a store (a selfie with a product on the shelf), they may give you a coupon to buy something and test it out, and sometimes they will ask you to review some products! Doing these things will get you badges and this will further your qualification for a VoxBox!

What else is great about Influenster? They ship the VoxBoxes completely free of charge to your house or P.O. Box! It is a great way to get free products and I’ve gotten about 10 VoxBoxes so far. If you want to join Influenster I will link a referral code down below!

The VoxBox Review:

I was extremely excited that I got this Maybelline VoxBox from Influenster to test out for free and I have been dying to try this product! Once this came in the mail I was ecstatic, I had immediately opened it and ran into my room to test it out. I actually squealed because I was so happy it finally came in.

So the products I received were the Shine Compulsion lip liner and the Shine Compulsion lipstick! The lip liner is in the shade Very Cherry and the lipstick is in the shade Scarlet Flame. The lip liner is in pretty durable packaging, but the lipstick packaging is absolutely gorgeous! This lipstick has a rose gold chrome packaging and would look perfect on the vanity.

The lip liner went on as easily as butter and is has a very pretty matte finish to it. I was surprised that this formula is drugstore because it is just as good as the leading brands that are found in Sephora or Ulta. There was also no bleeding or serious smudging unless I dragged my finger across my mouth.

I was pleasantly surprised by the lipstick as well! It was a very high shine lipstick that gave the lips a wet look. It was very pigmented and it didn’t bleed. It was a little sheer at first but after building it up the pigment was definitely there. I really enjoyed this product and I want to thank Influenster and Maybelline for giving me this complimentary product to test! I recommend trying both of these products out together!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. If you want to join Influenster you can sign up using my referral link: https://www.influenster.com/r/2113526

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

May BootayBag (5/24/2018)

I ditched my other subscriptions for BootayBag and I will never go back! I love this subscription so much. For those of you that don’t know, BootayBag is a subscription service that sends you one or two pairs of underwear each month starting at $7 a month.

I opted to get “Never Thong” where they never send you thong underwear unless you change your preference. I did this because I wanted more pairs of comfortable underwear I could wear not that I’m always wearing something uncomfortable like a thong.

These underwear fit perfectly, they were very comfortable, flexible/stretchy and soft. These are even better than Victoria’s Secret underwear! I’m so happy I signed up for this subscription. If you want to sign up for BootayBag you can sign up using my referral code and get 10% off your first month: http://i.refs.cc/Mhc33EWE?u=1528341747108

I hope you enjoyed this post and comment below your favorite kind of underwear!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

May Boxycharm (5/11/2018)

Boxycharm is here and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve seen so many sneak peeks and I have been waiting patiently for today to come. I felt like a little kid on Christmas when my mailman came today. I ran to get the box and opened it immediately!

This month we were sent so many goodies, I can’t wait to use these products in the different makeup looks I do! The first thing that caught my eye was the Pretty Vulgar Gel Eyeliner! It’s full size and Pretty Vulgar is a brand name at Sephora that I’ve tried before!

I got a Cover FX Blurring Primer in the box, I tried it on my hand and it feels silky smooth. It almost feels like the silicone based primers I own. I usually don’t use tinted primers like this one, so I think it will be interesting to see how this one works.

I then got brushes in this month’s Boxycharm. The brushes consisted of a blush brush, an eyebrow brush, an eyeliner brush, and an angled eyeshadow brush. The brushes are from the company Aesthetica which is a brand I have never personally heard of before. The brushes seem soft but the furrule and the handle of the brushes seem cheap. A downside to these brushes, they have a very strong chemical scent.

I also received a PƜR Cosmetics Sculpting palette. It has two champagne colored highlighter shades and two contour shades. There were cool and warm tone colors for each highlighter and contour. I swatched them and they were very pigmented, the highlighters were also very creamy!

I swatched the product I was most excited for, the Pretty Vulgar Gel Eyeliner! I used the eyeliner brush provided, which worked well. The eyeliner was jet black, creamy, and easy to work with (which is hard to find in gel eyeliners). I am super excited to add this to my makeup collection and can not wait to use it!

Lastly, I wasn’t sure about this product from Beauty Creations. This is another brand I have never heard of before! I was not sure how to feel about the product being a matte lip gloss. I felt that this name was a complete oxymoron because matte is supposed to be flat with no shine and gloss is supposed to have a shine to it. Very weird but the color of the matte lip gloss is super cute!

I hope you enjoyed this post and comment down below what your thoughts are on the name matte lip gloss!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Influenster VoxBox Unboxing (5/9/2018)

I recently have been receiving a lot of VoxBoxes and I am so obsessed with Influenster. I get products to try for free, but how do I do it?

I joined Influenster, and it was the best decision I have ever made! If you don’t know what Influenster is, it’s an app that you can download for free on your phone. This app is available on Apple and Android products. You sign up for Influenster for free, connect your social media accounts and are automatically in the running for a VoxBox. There is no guarantee you will be chosen but if you write reviews on products, complete your profile completely, and unlock expert and lifestyle badges, you will have a better chance of being chosen for a VoxBox. Another thing that will help your chances in getting a VoxBox is a high impact score, which is a number that relates to the amount of followers you have on social media. The more followers you have, the higher the impact score you will have. VoxBoxes are sent to you for free (you don’t even pay for shipping) and contain products to test in exchange for your written reviews. Influenster sends you VoxBoxes in the mail which is a package that contains usually full-size products. For each VoxBox, there are tasks that need to be completed in order to continue to receive VoxBoxes in the mail. So when you get a VoxBox, you might have to review the product online, post it on your social media etc.! Also, there are “snaps” which are reviews that better gear what type of products you will receive. You can review as many products as you want, and you can even make video reviews. The more active you are on Influenster, the better your chances are as well!

The VoxBox

I received the Prep VoxBox in the mail from Influenster for free to test the products in exchange for reviews. In this VoxBox there was a Foot Petals cushions for heels. I ended up using this product on a pair of heels that were super uncomfortable to wear but the heels felt so much more comfortable after wearing applying these to my heels.

I also got Not Your Mother’s All Eyes On Me 10-In-1 Hair Perfector. I have been using this for a couple of days now and I have noticed my hair has gotten smoother in its natural state. This product has infused keratin in it, but even though it does not warn you on the bottle, too much use of keratin can actually cause extensive damage to your hair. So be careful while using keratin products like this one.

Next, in the box I got a SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer. This wasn’t a full-size product like the other items in the box but I had tried this sample and really liked it as a moisturizer, not so much as a primer. I had no idea SheaMoisture had products like these!

Lastly, my favorite product that was in my VoxBox was Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub. I was so happy to get this product and I used it during my shower last night and I am absolutely obsessed. It was a great exfoliator.

I hope you enjoyed this unboxing and explanation of Influenster, if you want to join Influenster you can use my referral code: www.influenster.com/r/2113526 !

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Target Beauty Box Unboxing (4/15/2018)

I have gotten Target Beauty Box before but usually you have to order these bad boys online once they come out. So, you can’t miss a beat when you want one of these beauty boxes, otherwise they’ll be sold out in an instant. These boxes go for about $7 each. Where I found and purchased this box was super strange!

I was at my local Target store, just shopping around and basically buying random things because I had no actual reason to be there. I wondered towards the beauty isle and there it was! Displayed at the end of an isle in the beauty section, was the Target Beauty Box! I was astonished! Usually, they are only sold online but for some reason there were two types of Target Beauty Boxes being sold. There was a beauty box full of all skincare and then one with a mix of skincare and makeup! I decided to get the Be You (tiful) box which was a mix of skincare and makeup.

It shows what products you are getting on the back but I tried not to look when I purchased it. I really wanted it to be a surprise, so I threw it in my basket and shopped around for a few more things and then checked out! What is also crazy is that the box was also $7, like the ones online! So what is inside the box?

First thing I noticed was a Sinful Colors nail polish in a light sky blue color (my favorite color blue)! I also got a LOreal Pure Clay Mask for detoxing and brightening, I have the full size of this but it’s nice to have smaller sizes for travel! I then got an Olly hair, skin and nails vitamin and a coupon for $2 off those vitamins. I probably won’t take the supplement because I was told to be careful with hair, skin, and nails supplements since it makes ALL hair grow thick and fast (if you know what I mean)! I got Simple Micellar Makeup Remover Eye Pads. I tested these out and they work really well, they even take off waterproof eyebrow gel.

A product I really liked that I received was the Honest Beauty Younger Face deep hydration cream. I have always wanted to try Honest Beauty but never purchase anything because of the high prices. The problem is, I know if I spend $30-$50 at Sephora I can get quality products but I don’t want to spend that kind of money on something like Honest Beauty where I have a 50/50 shot that I could either love or hate it (and I can’t bring it back if I don’t like it)! So I am glad to get a tester to try out and see if a purchase is worth it.

I also got a Nexxus Keraphix shampoo and conditioner! This is a great size for travel so I was happy to get this (I love getting products that make it easier to travel)! Lastly, another favorite from this box is the Elf Gotta Glow Lip Tint in shade perfect pink! I like lip tints because I don’t always want to wear a lipstick or lip gloss, this helps bring color to my lips while also giving my lips a break.

I hope you enjoyed this unboxing and comment down below if you also found Target Beauty Boxes at your local Target!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell