Monroe Misfit Makeup | Beauty Blog: 2019

October 03, 2019

FRESH Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence & Mask Review

I am a huge fan of FRESH skincare. The FRESH ROSE toner, mask, moisturizer everything is fantastic for my skin especially during Winter. It felt like Fall for the first time this week, and while I don't need quite as intense hydration as the Fresh Rose line provides I still want my skin to look hydrated and glowy. I haven't been paying much attention to my skincare or beauty routines lately and it is starting to show! That is where the Black Tea Kombucha line comes in.

1 Essential Step. 8 Proven Benefits.
1. Provides anti-pollution & antioxidant protection
2. Immediately improved luminosity by 31%, and after 4 weeks by 52%
3. 97% of testers said it immediately smoothed the look of fine lines
4. 98% reported it immediately refined the look of pores
5. 98% noticed it improved skin elasticity
6. 100% reported it immediately refined skin texture
7. 97% reported their skin was healthier-looking
8. Provides 24-hour moisture

FRESH Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence ($68)
Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence is a powerhouse treatment that provides eight proven benefits in one essential step: it provides anti-pollution and antioxidant protection, increases skin’s luminosity, reduces the look of fine lines, refines the appearance of pores, improves elasticity, smooths skin’s texture, boosts skin’s healthy tone, and provides 24-hour moisture.

This fast-absorbing essence is powered by kombucha, fermented black tea, that is scientifically proven to protect against pollution, which accelerates signs of aging and leads to dull, dry skin. As the first leave-on treatment in your skincare ritual, it delivers concentrated ingredients and preps the skin for the products that follow. The result is hydrated, luminous, younger-looking skin.

Essences are very popular in Asia and I have always been curious about them. They basically are just a toner, but there is nthing basic about the Black Tea Kombucha Essence. I noticed a difference within days of adding this is in to my nightly skincare regimen. My skin had been looking quite drab with the weather change and this perked it right up. My skin feels hydrated and looks so much more luminous. It feels soft, supple, and not greasy or heavy. It just boosts that vitality right up.This is a fantastic product to add in to your anti-aging skincare routine before applying your serum or moisturizer. I also love that it fights pollution which we don't often think about effecting our skin.

FRESH Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask ($35-$92)
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask is an intensely moisturizing treatment that lifts your nighttime ritual to new heights. This sleeping mask acts like a corset for your complexion, giving you a lifted, firmer look by morning.

A proprietary complex of kombucha (black tea ferment), black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract is proven to inhibit damaging free radicals and helps improve the appearance of skin elasticity. The overnight mask also features belle de nuit extract to soothe and rebalance the skin, peptides to help firm the skin and visibly defy the signs of gravity, and hyaluronic acid to attract and maintain moisture to enhance suppleness.

The intensely moisturizing treatment has a corset-like effect on the skin, giving the appearance of a visibly more defined, contoured complexion. This overnight face mask is like contouring without makeup for any day you need a more lifted look. If you feel like your skin is going a bit south, this gives it a lifted and brightened appearance. In the morning I feel like everything is more tightened especially around my mouth/cheek line.

FRESH Black Tea Instant Perfecting Face Mask ($35-$92)
Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask with advanced antioxidants is a hydrating treatment with a velvety, cloud-like whipped texture and an instant cooling effect that refreshes and melts into the skin. The innovative treatment mask immediately softens and improves skin texture, revealing smoother, more supple skin.

The face mask is powered by a proprietary complex of kombucha (black tea ferment), black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract that inhibits damaging free radicals* and helps to improve skin elasticity. The formula is further enriched with firming polysaccharides that help to smooth the skin. *In vitro test.

Be red carpet-ready for a night out. The face mask softens and perfects skin, leaving you with a smooth canvas for easy makeup application. It's great to apply before a date or when you want your skin to look extra beautiful. Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask is your morning pick-me-up mask minus the caffeine. Apply it for a refreshing boost before you start your day, after a long night out no one will ever know you clocked in at 3am. This face mask is also wonderful after a long flight to instantly cool and rehydrate your skin. This is mask I popped in my vacation travel bag to soothe parched skin and it was such a treat at the end of a hot day.

I have to say I am completely loving the Kombucha line! It really is on the same level as Fresh Rose, I may even like it more because it targets anti-aging. I also really appreciate FRESH doing mini mask versions. These products are pricey but the mini masks makes it less of a hit to the wallet. I'm considering picking up the Age-Delay Firming Serum and Corset Cream Firming Moisturizer to complete my skincare regimen. Black Tea is not just for drinking anymore!

FRESH Kombucha is available at and SEPHORA

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July 10, 2019

Your favorite Urban Decay Perversion Mascara goes Waterproof!

Hello hello! I took an unannounced blogging break due to personal reasons and having to take care of my sweet little aging sick pug. Also, it's Summer who even wears makeup? My hobby time has turned fully to my Poshmark closet and new venture in re-use, re-purpose, recycle. I have become much more aware of my footprint and how much of that excess ends up in to our landfills and oceans.

That thought process has also spilled over in to my beauty life. After not buying any makeup for 3 months I had a realization. I don't need it! The "need" for everything new or latest was no longer there. It is freeing to not be ruled by consumerism. My goal now is to only buy products out of necessity (like mascara) and accept PR on a very limited basis. The new products & collection posts may become less frequent, but more targeted to only what I think is really really great. My love for beauty will never stop, it has just evolved in to something greater.

Okay back to what I was here for! Two things myself and any makeup wearing person CAN'T live with out is mascara and liquid liner. My favorite mascara, Urban Decay Perversion, is here in a waterproof formula along with a Fine-Point Eye Pen just in time for the hot hot heat Summer meltdown!

Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Mascara ($24)
Killer days, extreme workouts, splash zones...come at us! Our super-intense, blacker-than-black mascara is now waterproof, so it doesn't quit—even during your hottest moments—until you say when. Want to touch up before the afterparty? Done and done.

This ultra-creamy, lengthening, and volumizing formula coats each lash and never gets brittle or clumpy, so you can apply coat after coat. Our nourishing blend of proteins, amino acids, and honey extract promotes growth for bigger, blacker, and healthier eyelashes.

Perversion Waterproof came at the perfect time, I was scraping the last of my original Perversion tube. I am not a fan of waterproof mascara so to get a good review from a skeptic like me it has to be just like the original. I am happy to say this mimics the original Perversion, intensely black, sooty, maybe a little spidery in the best way but stays put on those sticky days. My lashes didn't feel dry, or flakey and looked just as full and separated. You will need to take the extra step to remove it with an eye makeup remover, but that's really the only downside. Finally a great waterproof formula that stays put but doesn't make your lashes suffer in the process. I'm impressed!

Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Fine-Point Eye Pen ($22)
Calling all control freaks: Achieve cat-eye perfection in just one stroke with the Perversion Waterproof Fine-Point Eye Pen. Our ultimate liquid liner just got a major upgrade—this innovative brush-tip pen lays down semi-matte, blacker-than-black pigment with precise, effortless application.

Our new ultra-fine, flexible brush tip gives you full control over your shape and flick with ease. Plus, our waterproof formula keeps going until you say when, from office hours to after hours, plus any sweat sessions in between.

I love a strong sharp felt tip liner and Perversion gets it right. You can create the thinnest of lines to thick bold wings. The design of the brush is excellent, not too thick so you can achieve that perfect little wing flick with ease. The control with a pen style is fantastic, this is for sure going to become my daily liquid liner this Summer.  If you are a fan of the original Perversion the waterproof formula won't disappoint! Happy Summer!

*sample *affiliate links

June 08, 2019

FLORA + BAST Full Spectrum Cannabis Skincare Age Adapting Sleep Tincture & Facial Serum Review

Many moons a go talking about Cannabidiol Oil on a beauty blog would have been off-topic. Now that we have accepted everything "oils" as the hot trend in skin care anything goes. As a serum and oil junkie I have tried them all - argan, coconut, maracuja, jojoba, seabuckthorn, calendula, sweet almond you name it! All in hopes of achieving that clear, glowing skin that we all desire. Lets take a look at what FLORA + BAST has to offer and how this cutting edge oil is different than all of the rest!

WHY CANNABIS? Modern lifestyles cause more stress than most humans can adapt to,
causing a breakdown at the cellular level - otherwise known as aging. Cannabis exerts
profound adaptogenic effects by modulating the endocannabinoid system, resulting in a return
to equilibrium where the body can heal itself naturally.

WE ARE FULL-SPECTRUM. Our cannabis extracts are classified as “full-spectrum”, meaning
formula's mirror the composition of the plants from which they were derived, optimizing your
body’s ability to utilize them and in turn, maximizing their results.

FLORA + BAST was founded on the belief that skincare and beauty is a lifestyle decision, and that natural products designed, preserved and delivered properly outperform any synthetic product.  Rather than design products the conventional way (water-based products that oxidize active ingredients, toxic preservative systems, surfactants that reduce efficacy), FLORA + BAST is changing the way healthy skin is achieved, delivering medical-grade results through simple and bioactive formulas. 

Age Adapting Facial Serum ($77)
Consider our Age Adapting Facial Serum the foundation for your entire skincare routine. In balancing your Endocannabinoid System, skin is brought to a state of equilibrium where it can repair itself naturally, allowing for optimal skin aging. Rich in phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids, our formula is free of water, preservatives, and fillers. This allows skin to enjoy the maximum benefits of cannabis, with minimal distraction by the formulation process.

CBD in skincare is made wonderful for it's anti-inflammatory properties which is often the cause of so many skin conditions. Balancing your Endocannabinoid System, skin can repair itself naturally, resulting in reduced acne/breakouts and blemishes, reduced redness and puffiness, and enhanced firmness and elasticity. This makes it great for both a clear skin regimen as well as anti-aging.

Blemishes are no longer my main concern, but anti-aging is. This serum is lightweight, soothing, and sinks right in to the skin. Having sensitive skin I am hesitant about some oils as they can be heavy, but Flora + Bast is not and uses MCT Oil combined with the Cannabis Sativa Oil. Many brands claim to have CBD Oil in their products, but Flora + Bast delivers with 303 mg of CBD and 0 THC. You can feel safe that you are actually getting the true benefits of CBD skincare with their serum.

I absolutely LOVE the Age Adapting Serum and have switched over to using it as my exclusive night time serum. I apply 5-10 drops, it immediately gives your skin a soft, smooth feel. This serum brought my skin back to life! Gone is dull, lackluster complexion of Winter, I have a glow again! It has also cleared up some pesky breakouts and dermatitis. What I have noticed most is how "normal" my skin looks. The tone and texture is even, my combination skin is not dry or oily in places just completely one note in a good way. It works really well to prime the skin under makeup too. This oil has made me a total believer on CBD use in skincare.

Age Adapting Sleep Tincture ($77)
Recovery is the key to healthy mind, body and skin.  While we tend to focus on the exertion portion of a healthy, active lifestyle, studies show the need for sleep exceeds the benefits of physical training.  Our sleep tincture works by regulating sleep-wake cycles, called circadian rhythms.  When taken 30 minutes before intended time to bed, users find they comply with nightly sleep goals by falling asleep with greater consistency and ease, stay asleep longer, and wake up more refreshed.

I have become a bit of a connoisseur of CBD oil. Is that a thing? If not, I just made it one. Trying different oils, methods, dosages and monitoring the effects has become something I enjoy dabbling in. Each oil reacts with your body differently. Pain relief, anxiety relief, increased focus, better sleep, and anti-inflammation are just some of the benefits.

Getting your beauty sleep might just be the most important mantra of our skincare routines. Flora + Bast Age Adapting Sleep Tincture aims to help us get our best sleep and wake up feeling and looking refreshed.

I take a dropper full of the tincture nightly around 30 minutes before bedtime. Having tested this nearly halfway through the bottle now I can say I feel more relaxed from mind to body. Most notable is the quality of your sleep. Being a light sleeper, I sleep deeper taking this and don't wake up multiple times in the night. My favorite part of using CBD before bedtime is waking up in the morning. It doesn't give you that groggy feeling that most sleep aids can have. I feel relaxed and refreshed to start the day. Less under eye circles are a bonus too!

I have tried multiple oils aimed at sleep enhancement and the Age Adapting Sleep Tincture is a very high quality. There is 27 mg of THC and 607 mg of CBD. The synergistic pairing is both calming and restorative.

I recommend checking out the Age Adapting Duo set, it will save you money with the duo sale price of $111 and best results are achieved when they are used together. You will want both of these products in your acne/anti-aging routine. I love the clarity it has given both my skin and mind!

Flora + Bast is available at and Barney's & SEPHORA

 *sample provided for review consideration

March 06, 2019

Mirai Clinical CBD Bath Bombs with Cannabidiol Oil are THE BEST Bath Bombs Ever

First up on GREEN MONTH here on my blog, I have possibly the best treat you can give to your body. No longer will you want to stop in to a LUSH store ever again after trying out these Cannibidiol Oil infused Bath Bombs from Mirai Clinical. As far as bubble baths are concerned, I consider myself somwhat of an expert. These bath bombs are the BEST I have EVER tried.

Mirai Clinical CBD Bath Bomb with Cannabidiol Oil
Refinery 29 describes these bath bombs from Mirai Clinical as "This weed bath bomb is the next best thing to an orgasm!" With 35mg of CBD you might agree. CBD soothes sore muscles for a super relaxed feeling.

Mirai's bath bombs are available in 3 scents: Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, and Lavender. They are free of sulfates, artificial coloring, and of course are cruelty free.

I loved the Lemongrass bath bomb. It fizzed away to the most beautiful, alluring scent of bursting fresh lemons. The herbal-floral scent of Lavender will calm and take your stresses away.

Battling a cold this Winter? Pop in the Eucalyptus. The invigorating scent will clear your sinuses and free you from any body aches.

Longest bath ever. I soaked in the water until it ran cold it smelled so delightful and felt like Epsom salts on steroids. If you are battling cramps or any aches or pains give it a try. The relaxation you feel with these is like a total body high or bliss of a really relaxing massage. It is as if your body turns to complete jelly. Seriously, it is the most incredible feeling! The complete anecdote to a bad day turned the best ever.

A lot of CBD bath bombs will run you twice this price, at only 9 bucks and huge in size these are a steal. LUSH bath bombs will run you about the same price, and they don't even get your body high!

Give Mirai Clinical skincare a whirl while you're there too, the Japanese skincare brand is amazing. I love their Purifying & Hydrating Face Wash and want to pick up the CBD Oil balm next time.

Have you tried any CBD bath products? Let me know!

 CBD Bath Bombs ($9) at Mirai Clinical 
*sample & purchased 

February 27, 2019

Urban Decay Naked RELOADED Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

When Urban Decay announced the demise of the original NAKED palette I bought three backups. I don't know if I ever even hit pan on the first one I owned but the nostalgia of that palette is undeniably strong. Years later I still reach for that palette like makeup comfort food. You just know it will serve you up a tried and true look. A lot of people were hoping RELOADED to be an exact replica of the original Naked, but I was not. I already had 4 palette's at this point so I didn't need another. Naked RELOADED feels very 2019. Not a reformulated NAKED, but a current nod to the original! Lets take a look!

Reinvent. Redefine. Rethink neutral. Meet the Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette, with 12 all-new, universally flattering shades designed for everyone—any age, gender, and skin tone. The essential Naked palette, featuring 12 all-new eyeshadow shades that redefine neutral with Urban Decay’s signature formula.

The new neutrals are here, and they’re anything but ordinary. Naked Reloaded is the essential palette with the nudes you’ll always need, all in one place. Bonus: We made the four outer pans in the palette bigger for the shades you’ll use the most. From silky mattes and metallic to iridescent micro-shimmers, these 12 versatile shadows contain our mind-blowing formula, with its velvety texture, rich color, and extreme blendability.

Right when I opened up Reloaded I was all about the color scheme. It wasn't so orange! The balance of warmth was just right that even us cool-toned ladies could wear it. That's exactly how I felt about the original Naked palette.

There is no denying this palette will get a comparison to the Anastasia Sultry. The colors are very similar, right down to that pop of matte coral in Retro. In defense, hot coral IS the color of the year. The scheme as a whole is very similar. Fine by me, Sultry is one of my most loved palette's so by the looks of it Reloaded will be too. Are they different enough to own both? Yes. Anastasia's is a little heavy on the metallic shimmer where UD's is more of  a day time wearable sparkler.

Comparing Reloaded side by side to the original NAKED Palette besides a few updates it really doesn't look anything alike. NAKED has a significant warm/cool balanced while Reloaded ups the sparkle and introduces us to a few more coral and warm bronze shades.

Bribe (warm ivory matte)Eye shadows in Barely Baked (soft gold metallic), Retro (bright peach matte) Angel Fire (pale rose-gold with iridescent micro-shimmer), Reputation (deep rose-gold with iridescent micro-shimmer), Burn (copper-burgundy metallic)

End Game (chocolate brown matte), Dreamweaver (cool brown with iridescent 3D sparkle), Distilled (bronze metallic), Bucked (warm brown matte), Boundaries (warm terracotta matte) Eyeshadows in Blur (light nude matte)

The quality is exactly what you expect of all Urban Decay's Naked Palettes. Exceptionally pigmented, easy to blend, beautiful formulas and finishes. I did have to work a bit with Angel Fire and DreamWeaver which were a little chunky in texture and didn't apply as smooth. I loved Burn and Distilled for their smooth metallic glides. Bucked, Boundaries, and Bribe will get a ton of use for everyday neutral looks. Surprisingly I loved Retro! The eye-color brightening coral that has just the right balance of peach.

The packaging will feel different to you too. Gone are the recent hard tin shells replaced with a soft, felt puff texture exterior. This makes the palette feel less bulky, but may also be harder to keep clean. Another genius idea they had is to make the most used shades larger. How great is that! Highlight, transition, and crease shades are always the most dipped in to so giving us more of the daily grinders is awesome! Some might miss the addition of an eyeshadow brush or eyeliner, but I know this is how they are keeping the cost down a little.

Urban Decay Naked RELOADED gets the re-make approval from me. If you don't compare it to the original and just look at it as a new, fresh faced NAKED you'll love it. With HEAT and CHERRY I felt they were catering too much to the facetuned instagram makeup crowd. Reloaded has a refined elegance to it that any woman of any age would want to wear, not just on the Internet but in daily life too. Naked Reloaded is a mishmash of previous palette's with a dose of what's now.

For fun! Throwback to 2013 Original OG Urban Decay NAKED Eyeshadow Palette look!
Or take it further back to 2011 with these Evening Eyes. Oh the good ol days of being younger, blonder, and makeup bold! Now it's all retinol and sweatpants. Urban Decay kills it with the test of time though, I would still wear those looks today :) I have been a UD fan since the beginning and my love is still going strong. Pick up Reloaded and you might be using it 10 years from now! Well, I mean I don't know how sanitary that would be but it's sure to be another classic in your collection!

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February 19, 2019

BOXYCHARM AfterGlow February Subscription Box

Change has come my friends, BOXYCHARM is doing it right again. January wasn't just a fluke! Dare I say February's box is even better? Lets have a look! BOXYCHARM is a monthly beauty subscription box that features 4-5 full size beauty products (over a $100 value) for only $21 a month.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($24)
Indulge in a mascara that actually lives up its name. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara separates, coats and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection. I was elated to receive this mascara in my box because mine was on its last leg. Better Than Sex has been my favorite mascara since it was released and still is. Giving you full, inky black, voluminous lashes. Too Faced knew it when they named it it was going to be good.

Pretty Vulgar Shimmering Swan Highlighter ($32)
Allow your skin to capture the light of any room you walk into with this unique, velvety smooth highlighter infused with glow-loving light reflecting pearlescent pigments. This highlighter will give your skin the perfect amount of brightness. Pretty Vulgar is a brand I am continuously impressed with and happy to see in my BOXYCHARM. They are on the pricier side so I'm not so keen to pick them up at SEPHORA often, I think just because it's still a relatively new brand to me and I tend to stick my my tried and trues. This highlighter is amazing though! It looked like a soft gold at first impression, but goes on with a lovely pink iridescence.

Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer ($18)
Create a seamless canvass for your foundation. The light, silky texture blurs pores and wrinkles giving your skin a soft velvet feel. Green tea and collagen act as adhesives, holding on tight to your makeup for many hours of flawlessness. I am not a primer girl, but how cute is the name? I also appreciate the good for the skin natural ingredients that this primer boasts and look forward to testing it out.

Farmacy Clean Bee Ultra Gently Facial Cleanser ($22)
Soothe and hydrate your skin while lifting dirt, excess oil, impurities, grime, and makeup. Made for daily use and sensitive skin in mind. It is formulated with naturally derived ingredients like coconut, sugar, amino acids, and a powerful botanical blend of turmeric, chamomile, caledula, aloe, and licorice root. I was most excited to see this in the box! Lately my cleansers have been leaving my dry skin lackluster. Clean Bee makes my skin feel clean, but also leaves it with a much needed glow. It feels luxurious, smells like honey, and I love the natural ingredients. I have been using this every day since I got my box and I'm really enjoying it. Farmacy is top notch skincare all around.

Trestique Prime + Glaze Lip Crayon ($25)
This two-in-one lip duo features a luxurious lip smoothing primer on one side and a shiny color glaze on the other. The priming side smoothes lips and glides on like a balm, creating a super smooth canvas. The color glaze effortlessly glides onto the lips leaving behind a pop of soft shiny color.

When I opened up my box I thought they had sent me a lip pencil without the cap! It is a crazy design! You pop each end off to reveal primer on one and color on the other. The English Rose lip color is the absolute PERFECT dusty rose and gives the most naturally beautiful looking lip color. I can see these Lip Crayons becoming some of my favorite lip products easily. Natural looking, hydrating, and beautiful colors.

I have nothing but good things to say about February's Boxycharm! Every product was fantastic! We' are getting new brands to try with oldies but goodie cult favorites. Each product was curated so fantastic for the season and giving us hints of a much needed After Glow. Sign up right now and you can still get this awesome box for yourself this month!

BOXYCHARM ($21) is available at BOXYCHARM.COM

January 24, 2019

BOXYCHARM January Subscription Box

I am excited to bring you BOXYCHARM for the month of January - solely for the fact that it doesn't suck again! Crossing my fingers this is a sign of what's to come. They appear to have ditched the useless "Influencers" choices of ugly brown matte lipstick every month for high quality brands and some variety again. I am on board!

BOXYCHARM gives you 4-5 full full size Beauty Samples worth over $100 for $21/mo

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Repairative Leave in Conditioning Spray ($12)
Effectively restore you hair's softness, manageability, moisture and shine with this leave in conditioning spray. I have become a big fan of Briogeo's line of haircare. I actually got to try it out in the initial stages before it launced and am so pleased with how successful it has become! I use the Repair Mask, blow-dry lotion, and need to repurchase the shampoo because it's great for my fine hair. This conditioning milk is lightweight, doesn't weigh down my hair and made me ends feel softer. I forgot to photograph this because it's already in my haircare lineup in my bathroom!

OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick ($20)
This matte liwuid lipstick delivers long-lasting color that perfectly outlines and fills in the lips. The stunning pigments stay put with minimal transder. OFRA is just about the only liquid matte lipstick I can get down with. It doesn't leave your lips feeling dry no does it dry down totally like a traditional liquid lipstick. The rich burgundy color of Havana Nights is beautiful. I kind of hate their new packaging though? Definitely downgrade, looks so cheap.

Tarte Limited Edition Rainforest of the Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Volume III ($36)
Dive into this vegan, crease-free eyeshadow palette that features seven highly reflective plush microshimmers, and one matte nude that serves as the perfect transition shade. The Rainforest of the Sea palettes are just lovely and III is no exception. The shimmers are soft and super wearable. My only complain is all of the shades kind of look the same on the eyes. Still, I have been reaching for this all week. It perks up the eyes just enough with out being over the top on the shimmer.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Face Mask 2 Pack ($24)
Nourish skin from within using the lightweight blend of rice germ oil, vitamin E, essential fatty acides, and highly concentrated botanical oils and extracts.Tatcha skincare is amazing, I love so many of their products. I had never tried the skin masks just because the price seemed a little high. These are the answer to my dull af complexion right now. Hydrating, glowy, moisturizing, all the things my skin has not been feeling lately injected right in with this mask. The party isn't over after that because they give you a second one. I used this last night and it left my dry skin, glowy and hydrated. Would I pay $12 a mask? Nope, but for a little indulgence these are lovely.

Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil ($18)
Specially and carefullly formulated to work perfectly with most skin tones and brow colors. I am a huge fan of bDb brow products overall. I use their micro pencil daily. This one is just as great, a tiny bit thicker and reminds me of the IT Cosmetics Universal Pencil.

BOXY and CHILL knocked it out of the park this month! I hope this is just the start of what we will be seeing from them in 2019 and not just a fluke. I think they finally started to listen to their base. We are not 12 year olds, I don't care what some face-tuned instagrammer is pushing. Give me REAL Beauty again that I can wear in REAL life. Every single product in the box was fantastic and exceeded the value. Remember if you sign up this month you will receive this same box too!

BOXYCHARM  ($21/mo) at

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