September’s Boxycharm and a double #giveaway

I was delightfully surprised to receive the September Boxycharm box early this month. That’s rare for them. But no matter when it comes I love opening the box and being surprised to see the value in it.

September 2018 Boxycharm

Since I own just about everything in the box or have reasons I don’t need these the above picture is Giveaway Box 1.

The best item in Boxycharm is the Pretty Vulgar Nightingale eyeshadow palette ($35). I own it and while I don’t use it often I did when I first bought it. Pretty Vulgar shadows get mixed reviews but I enjoy them.

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

This is a neutral palette (it’s my personal one you see above, not the prize one). There are matte shades, satin shades, and glittery shades. Plus the three bottom colors are great as eyeliners. I use either Nocturnal or Pillow Fight (top) as base shades, Break Free is a shimmery white that looks good pressed on with your finger to take the colors from day to night. Darkside is a satin cool brown, Hide & Seek a matte caramel, Clutch is a shimmery golden brown and Flip Out is a matte milk chocolate. Eye Spy is my personal favorite since it’s a beautiful cool brown with some shimmer while Silver Spoon is lightly shimmered charcoal. Liners are brown, gray, and black.

girlactik Skin Glow in Moonlight

I was excited to see this girlactik Skin Glow ($26). I think the colors are beautiful but it has a fragrance that to me is old ladyish. I smelled this often when my mom lived in a senior citizen apartment, actually it smells like the original Dove soap. I wish it didn’t have the fragrance but someone is going to love this. Macy’s says this is a cream highlighter. “Skin Glow gleams and adds a hint of dewy glam to your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and your Cupid’s bow.”

Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color and Pretty Vulgar My Lips are Sealed

Boxycharm sent out the Lorac Matte Lip Color in Aubergine ($19) this month and last month they sent the Pretty Vulgar. I think the Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed in Secret Sabotage, ($24) a metallic nude, is a perfect match for the look you can create with the palette and girlactik Moonglow so I added it into the giveaway.

Alamar Cosmetics Ojitos Brush Set and Luscious Cosmetics Angel Eyes Primer

The last two items in the box (and giveaway) are a 3 piece brush set from Alamar Cosmetics ($18) and Luscious Angel Eyes Primer ($14). The primer is a dark nude so you can see it on your skin but it’s going to work great for the eyeshadow palette. The brush set also is going to work great with the palette since it contains a flat brush for lining, a midsize eyeshadow brush and a fluffy blender brush.

I think this is one of the best coordinated boxes from Boxycharm that I’ve seen. Everything works well together and the value is definitely there. Without the extra lip color it’s a $112 value.

The second giveaway box contains items I’ve been saving from previous Boxycharm packages and now’s the perfect time for a giveaway!

Giveaway Box 2

This is lip heaven for someone. 5 lip products and 2 eye products (I forgot one in the main picture).

lip products from Jonteblu. IT Cosmetics, girlactik, Tarte

If you are a lip color lover this second box is the one you’re going to want. The value is similar to the whole Boxycharm ($128).

Jontblu makes 20 shades of lip liners for just $5 each. This is how they are described “Master any desired lip color and produce long-wearing staying power with Jontéblu Lip Liner Pencil. The creamy, highly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly. Can be used for flawless lip contouring, worn alone, or as a long-lasting base for any lip color.”

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Serum in Your Perfect Pink ($24). “Experience the benefits of your best-selling Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment balm—now in a lightweight lip-softening serum! Developed with plastic surgeons, Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Serum starts its life as your hydrating lip treatment and is infused with pure color pigments that flush to your perfect pink. Infused with essential butters and oils, plus hyaluronic filling spheres and antioxidants, it’s perfect to wear on bare lips or under your favorite lip color to lock in moisture for your most beautiful smile!”

girlactik Matte Lip Paint in Posh ($23) “Apply this richly pigmented lip paint onto your lips and within one minute it will dry down to a beautiful matte color that will be noticeably dramatic without the dryness or flaking. Applies smoothly, doesn’t crack, feels lightweight.”

girlactik Posh Matte Lip Paint (amazon image)

Macy’s has a gwp when you spend $30 on girlactik there.

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Pillowtalk ($20) “Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint is a quick dry, full coverage, transfer-proof liquid lipstick with a comfortflex formula that moves with your lips without drying out, cracking or feathering.” Pilllowtalk is lighter than the swatch, it’s more nude than that makes it appear.

Tarteist Pillowtalk (amazon image)

Stowaway Creme Lipstick Trio

Stowaway Creme Lipstick Trio

The 5th lip item is actually 3 in 1. It’s a set of Stowaway mini lipstick, Creme Lipstick Trio. The collection contains Cranberry, Raspberry and Muted Plums creamy mini lipsticks. Individually these lipsticks are $9 each and come in 8 shades. “Our highly pigmented, long-wearing cream lipstick delivers smooth color that works as hard as you do. Full of nourishing ingredients that keep your lips hydrated even on the longest day. Our favorite part? It’s small enough to go where you go and one swipe will do with this super opaque color.”

POP Beauty Insta-Eye Palette and Pur Cosmetics On Point liquid eyeliner

The rest of Giveaway Box 2 will enhance your eyes. I forgot to include the Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette ($10) in the main picture. It’s called Insta-Contour and contains 4 Mineral shadows. “These harmonizing hues make it easy-breezy to bring out the best in your unique eyes! Colour-rich mineral pigments blend beautifully, effortlessly creating an array of 3D eye popping effects in an instant!”

Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette in Insta-Contour (

Pur Cosmetics makes excellent liquid eyeliners and the giveaway contains On Point Liquid Eyeliner in VIP ($19). “Get a bold, dramatic wing that is always on point. The fine and flexible felt tip delivers thin to thick lines with ease without smudging, creasing or fading. It goes on smoothly without skipping or pulling and is quick to dry. This ultra-matte liquid liner is enriched with Lash Rejuvenation Complex and Passion Flower Oil to prevent premature lash fallout and provides skin with needed moisture without causing the formula to smudge or run. Also, it’s ocular tested and safe for sensitive eyes.” This is a matte black liner.

Whew! That took me a long time to write up. But it won’t take you long to enter. Use the Rafflecopter to enter this giveaway that’s open through 9/25/18 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. Two requirements and the rest are extras: you must be an email subscriber and you must comment. Tada! Tweet every day too for more chances to win. Good luck and be beautiful always  —  Marcia

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  1. Julie Bickham says:

    Well would love to win both! If I must choose then it would be box 2.

  2. Kobi Carpenter says:

    I would prefer box 2 because love the lipstick colors!!

  3. Box number 2 please! Lipsticks, yes please!

  4. My first choice would be 1 . but either would be great.

  5. Would love to Win Box #2 I just like everything in it and the Box #1 is nice too.

  6. Either.

  7. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Since lippies are my favorite I choose box 2. But both are great wins. Thanks so much.

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  9. Susan Gillam says:

    I would love to win Box 1 or 2, I like both of them.

  10. Emma Montgomery says:

    My choice would be Box 1. I love the palette and the lip color!

  11. Anita Duvall says:

    Like them both but Box 1 is my favorite.

  12. I would like box number 1. Want that eye-shadow and the primer.

  13. Would love either box 1 or box 2!

  14. Cristina Popescu says:

    I would love to win both!

  15. I would love either, lots of yummy products there!

  16. They are both beautiful but box number one is my favorite!

  17. I would be happy with either.

  18. Either looks wonderful and has something I would like in it!

  19. heather Kaufman says:

    I really like #1, but #2 is great also.

  20. Id be thrilled with either!

  21. Lindsey Tanberg says:

    Box #2 has an awesome selection of lippies,would love to win this one.

  22. Either would be awesome, but box 1 has the edge for me.

  23. Either would be awesome but I would choose box 2 first!

  24. Both look great! I love lip stuff!

  25. gloria patterson says:
  26. Miki Nyckle says:

    I would definitely prefer to win box #1 🙂

  27. Miki Nyckel says:

    I would definitely like to win box #1 🙂

  28. I’d be thrilled to win either box!

  29. Box 2 is what I want to win. It has a trio of Stowaway Lipsticks and I’m loving the Raspberry and Cranberry. My lips would be well hydrated and colorful with these “treats.’

  30. Either

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  32. I would like either 🙂

  33. Jessica Buehler says:

    I’d love box #1, but would take either. Thank you for the giveaway!

  34. Megan Wilson says:

    Both are great, but I would choose the 2nd box!

  35. Michelle Tamasa says:

    That Girlactik lipstick looks so pretty!!! And the Stowaway Raspberry is right in my favorite shade range! I would love box 2! Boxycharm is so awesome!

  36. Bonny L McDevitt says:

    I love Box 1 but wouldn’t mind either of them LOL!

  37. I’d be happy with either box.

  38. Caroline Sorrentino says:

    I have been so new into makeup lately. I would love to win either of these giveaway boxes to continue learning and trying new things. Good luck everyone!

  39. Laurie Nykaza says:

    My choice would be Box 2 love the colors

  40. I would opt for the Boxycharm one first although I find they ae both beautiful!It
    would be wonderful to have either one.

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