Monroe Misfit Makeup | Beauty Blog: January 2015

January 25, 2015

BOXYCHARM January Subscription Box #YearoftheCharm

BoxyCharm was my only subscription box this month. I don't know if it's sticking to my resolution of cutting the excess or if I'm just over a lot of subscription boxes. Either way, BoxyCharm is one I won't be giving up any time soon. For $21 you get 4-5 full size beauty products and I've never once been disappointed.

January's Box theme is  "Celebrate in Style" ...with a little makeup!

Mirabella Face Prime Full size $29
Pur-lisse Skin Sparkle Flash Tattoos $12
Total $124 in value

Seriously. There's a FULL SIZE Tarte Maracuja Bronzing Serum in here. How incredible is that?

Beauty for Real is a brand that I was happy to see in here. I purchased some of their stuff on SHOPLATELY and really loved the lip cream's and nail polishes. 

"Always There" Lip Cream is that so hot right now 90's-esque lip color, a MLBB leaning brown. I have Flash & Infared Lip Creams so I pulled those out to swatch too. These have a soft featherlight cream feel and the full coverage of a lipstick. I reach for these frequently they're super comfortable to wear and long lasting. The tube lights up too!

The Perfect Lip Pencil NUDE
The Perfect Pencil is a true natural lip color hue, ideal for lining lips of all skin tones. The velvety texture glides on easily, while the tip allows you to be precise and in control. It enhances your lips while keeping your lip color within the lines. This is a great lip pencil shade to have in your collection. It's that go to not too pink not too brown color that covers your lip lining needs from nude to red lips.
Pur-lisse Flash Tattoo's
The 14 year old in me loves that temp tattoo's are making a comeback, they're just fun! I couldn't find a link to these, but I get my temporary tattoo's from and they have a lot of flash tattoo styles.

Mirabella Face Prime
Infuse your skin with Vitamin E while minimizing the appearance of large pores and fine lines with this silky smooth face primer. Haven't tried this out on the face yet but it feels a lot like Smashbox photo finish, silky with a lot of slip.
Tarte Maracuja Bronzing Serum
The I hope you subscribed this month just for this product product. $47! Tarte's original Maracuja Oil is something amazing. The Bronzing Serum has the same hydrating properties with a gradual self-tanning complex. It naturally bronzes for a healthy glowing complexion. Being so pale I'm a little hesitant to try this out, here's to hoping for golden and not orange. It sounds like a fantastic alternative to self tanners and I'm sure it will get a lot of use come Summer. My pasty skin says thank you BoxyCharm.

January 10, 2015

Nightly Winter Skincare Routine with LANEIGE

These moisture recharging skincare products from LANEIGE couldn't have arrived at a better time with the weather taking a turn to biting cold. I intended on just trying these out for review but after being so pleased by the Multi Cleanser, Bright Renew Night Cream, and the Water Sleeping Mask they've become a mainstay in my nightly Winter skincare routine. The BB Cushion though? It's more of a mainstay at the back of the makeup drawer.

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January 01, 2015

Too Faced Hangover RX Replenishing Face Primer Review

No doubt some of us are needing this this morning! I couldn't think of a more fitting product to start off some New Years reviews with than Too Faced Hangover RX. It's not "new" per se but it's new to my face and one you'll likely want a daily prescription of.

Usage: Use in place of 8 hours sleep for a dewy, healthy looking finish, or under bronzers, foundations, and powders to create the perfect canvas.

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