July Boxycharm

Hi lovelies! It’s BOXYCHARM time!! July’s Boxycharm was themed “Summertime Radness” (with super cute pink flamingos on the card!).

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In case you are new to Boxycharm, it is a monthly subscription box that delivers 4-5 full size beauty related items to your door each month for $21/month!. Click here to check it out!

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MDMflow Greater Than Mascara – Full size $35.00 – I haven’t opened this yet (I don’t want it to dry out while I’m using up other mascaras), but the packaging is beautiful and it claims to be “highly pigmented XXL black, volumizing mascara with an easy off formulation”. I will definitely try this out soon!

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Vasanti Professional Blush Brush – Full size $29.00 – This seems like a pretty decent brush. I don’t prefer it for blush, but I do think it would be nice for applying bronzer or highlighter!

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yourMinerals Transparent Veil Setting Powder – Medium Full size $26.00 – To be honest, I don’t know if I will keep this product, only because I really don’t prefer loose powders like this. 😦 But this is a great addition to the box for those that are looking for this type of product!

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gorge I’ll make you look amazing daily spray – Full size $29.95 – This stuff smells so amazing! I have only tried it once, and it did seem to cut down on some of the frizziness, and my hair felt much smoother! Excited to try this out more!

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OFRA Cosmetics Lip Liner – Full size $13.00 – First of all, the color, so beautiful! It is the perfect pinky/nude, and I have already tried this out a couple of times! It stays on the lips for a good few hours, and is so smooth and creamy!

Total Value: $132.95

I’m pretty happy with this month’s box! My favorites are the OFRA lipliner, the mascara, and the hair product!

Let me know what you thought of this month’s Boxycharm!

❤ Rylie

Weekend at the lake!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Here in Michigan, this weekend was exactly what summer should be. The weather was 80’s and sunny all weekend! My husband and I had a camping trip planned with some friends, and we could not have asked for a better weekend! We stayed at one the many state campgrounds and had a beautiful view of the lake!

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Our campsite overlooking the lake 🙂

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Such a beautiful sunset!

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I captured this neat shot of my husband just relaxing 🙂

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Fun day spent on the water!

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I feel so lucky to live near such beautiful lakes!

We had such a fun weekend with our friends, and we are already looking forward to next year!

Hope you all had a great weekend 🙂

❤ Rylie

Top 5 Camping/Lake Essentials

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week! This weekend I will be camping at the lake with my husband and a few of our friends! We love to go to the lake and stay right at the campground. We sleep in tents (no campers for us!), and we love every minute of it! Here are my top 5 must-haves for taking camping:

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1. Bikini: Ok this is self-explanatory, but we will be at the lake all weekend and its supposed to be HOT, so we will spending most of our time in the water!!

2. Sugar lip balm by Fresh: I always have to have some good lip balm on me at all times, and I love this one. It has SPF 15 which is perfect to protect my lips from the sun!

3. So, although I love makeup and can be quite the girly-girl, I don’t put much effort into my appearance while camping. However, my curly, frizzy hair can get a bit unruly, so I rock a baseball cap all weekend! I love this one from Polo Ralph Lauren, it is cute and feminine but still sporty at the same time!

4. Sunglasses. Is an explanation really needed? 😉

5. The last thing I have to take with me is a BB Cream. I am loving the Bareminerals Complexion Rescue as it adds just a sheer amount of coverage without being too heavy or cakey. Also, it has SPF, so again, it’s perfect for being outdoors all weekend! This is pretty much the only makeup I will be wearing all weekend!

Thanks for stopping by everyone! Let me know what your must have items are for camping or going to the lake/beach!

❤ Rylie

                     

First Impressions: Lorac Pro Metals

Hi there!! So a few weeks ago, I had some birthday gift cards to spend, and one thing I bought was the new Lorac Pro Metals Eye Palette. I haven’t had a chance to use it a ton yet, but wanted to share my first thoughts so far!IMG_4122

  • This is Limited Edition and is $28 at Ulta (click here)
  • There are 8 shades (all shimmery)
  • This is a smaller sized palette, easy for traveling!

So far, I am loving this! I know not everyone loves shimmery eyeshadows, but I just love these! I am especially loving Rose Gold, Graphite, Amber, and Clover (the four middle shades). These are the first shadows I own from Lorac, and they are so smooth and buttery, very pigmented, and blend so easily!

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Quartz | Rose Gold | Graphite | Onyx | Gilded | Amber | Clover | Cobalt

The one I was most curious to try was Clover (olive green) because I don’t own anything like it! Here is a look I created with that color (I also used a little but of the black shade on my lower lash line):

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Let me know if you have tried this palette!

❤ Rylie

Top 5 Summer Nail Colors

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Today I am sharing my top 5 favorite colors for summer nail polishes! I love bright pinks/colors, but I am also really loving white! And the pale blue is one of my newest favorites for summer!! I probably change my nail color twice a week, so I love experimenting with new colors! These are just a few of my fave 🙂

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Top L-R:

  • Essie ‘Marshmallow’
  • OPI ‘Live Love Carnaval’
  • Essie ‘Mod Square”

Bottom L-R:

  • Lauren B Beauty ‘Sunset Tower’
  • Essie ‘Find me an Oasis’

What shade are you loving this summer??

❤ Rylie

1 Romper, 3 Ways

Hi everyone! Happy FRIDAY! We have made it to the weekend! So, I’m a little late to the Romper party, but that is because I have tried hundreds of different rompers on, and none of them fit me right! I am fairly tall (5’8). but I have a long torso, and short legs. Which means that rompers go right up my butt! But finally I found one from Target that fits me perfectly and I love it! So it inspired me to create a few different looks. Enjoy!

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I love how rompers can be worn so many different ways. You can go very casual, wearing it over your swim suit to the beach, or just for hanging around. I also love that with a black and white pattern, you can add lots of fun colors to it! Perfect for a lunch date or hanging with your girlfriends! Lastly, rompers can easily be dressed up with some classic jewelry and shoes.

What are your thoughts on rompers? Love them or hate them?

❤ Rylie

Hot or Not? White Nails

Hi everyone! How are you doing today? Lately I have been seeing white nails EVERYWHERE. At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about them, but now I have totally jumped on that wagon! I think this trend is especially great during the spring and summer as it gives such a crisp, bright look (especially with a bit of a tan!)

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I would love to know what your thoughts are on this nail polish trend! It is cute, or is it too stark?? Let me know in the comments!

❤ Rylie