JUST LAUNCHED: BOXWALLA X LOVINAH Limited Edition Makeup + Skincare Box

Boxwalla, our favorite top-notch subscription box service (sensory experience platform, honestly) has just released a special Limited Edition Makeup + Skincare Box collaboration with Lovinah Skincare! Lovinah is a new-to-me brand and I’ve had a few days to test these goodies out, but I’m already head over heels for these two and I don’t say that casually because the eyeshadow palette in particular has totally renewed my interest in makeup again.

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THREE WAYS TO SAVOR SUMMER: June Boxwalla Beauty Review

Hello, friends! How is Summer treating you, COVID and all? In the South where I live, it’s too blazing hot and humid to care about going outdoors and I don’t look forward to sweaty shiny skin, but I do look forward to Summer skincare products. With skincare I find that there’s an addictive feeling towards experiencing relief – whether you’re soothing hot dehydrated skin with a cooling mist, applying a much needed exfoliating treatment mask, or cocooning your skin in the most nourishing balm or cream at night. With non-favorable weather and climate conditions I know that I get to experience that relief of skincare and it may sound twisted, but I get the feeling that many of you know what I am talking about!

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When the Muses Sing of Spring: April Boxwalla Beauty Review | MONASTERY

I’m playing catch-up on some overdue blog posts and this week I’m belated-ly bringing you my thoughts on Boxwalla’s April beauty box. I regret to inform you that one-time boxes aren’t available for this one, but if you’re interested in Monastery’s products anyway, this review may be of help in your purchasing conquests!

Themed “When the Muses Sing of Spring“, the April Beauty Box* showcases two full-size products from Monastery that deeply soothe and hydrate, gently renew, and brighten the skin. In it we received: Aloe Hyaluronic Moisture Boost ($79) a lightweight hydrating gel serum and XX Rose Glycolic Gel ($74) a 10% glycolic AHA exfoliating serum.

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EMPTIES VOL. 3 – 5Yina, MŪN, Stark Skincare, Twelve Beauty

I’m back with my latest round of trash! Two rounds actually, but I’m splitting them into two posts (stay tuned for vol. 4 soon) for easier writing and reading. These are products I’ve used up over the course of the last year or so and I can say the ones in this round were particularly well loved. In January I created a spreadsheet to start keeping track of when I began and emptied new products, which I highly recommend to do for budgeting and figuring out how much you are spending on products in a calendar year. Products in this post were used up prior to creating the spreadsheet.

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NATIVE Deodorant Review: Does It Really Work?

Awhile back (and I mean awhile back, perhaps years ago now?) I had tested out a mini version of Native’s coconut and vanilla deodorant that I found at Target in their travel section. I remember enjoying it for however many weeks I was using it, but that little sample was one of those products that somehow sinks to the bottom of a drawer of products and I forgot about it! A few months ago I saw that Walmart started selling Native and I was seeing it advertised everywhere and thought to myself how much I had enjoyed that sample I tested, so I bought a full size.

Native has created a line of natural deodorants that has a reputation of “actually working”, so it’s always interesting to try a much hyped product for yourself to see how it stands up against the claims. For the record, I have found a few other natural deodorants that do work for me, but I’ve found it helpful to rotate between a few working deodorants, rather than stick with the same one long term. I like that Native’s deodorants are available locally since they are sold at most Walmart and Target stores, and they are a bit more affordable than the luxe ones you can find online.

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