Saturday, April 30, 2016

BautyCon Beauty Box: Spring 2016

Hello everyone!  Wrapping up all of my April beauty boxes is going to be this BeautyCon box!
Each quarter a different "celebrity" or personality curates a box.  The box for Spring 2016 was curated by Grav3yardGirl, AKA Bunny!  She's one of the first beauty channels on YouTube I started watching and has been a favorite YouTuber of mine for a long while. I'd considered this box for a little while but seeing her name on it sold me. That's the power of endorsement everyone!
When you open the box it has this little cardboard cover that tells you about how to post on social media if you're interested in doing that!

If you're impatient like me you probably don't care and ripped the packaging open and moved all the cards. Here's the box open so you can see everything in it!  The packaging itself is supposed to be like a baby (very Bunny).

On top of the packaging was this pretty portrait of Bunny.  I'm not exactly sure what I'd do with it (I don't frame pictures of other people) but it's cool nonetheless.

The info card doesn't have a lot of actual information on it, but it does have a list of everything that came in the box!

Look at all this stuff!  When I pulled everything out of the box and laid it out I was left with this massive pile.  I really enjoy the fact that isn't all just one thing; this box delves into items that aren't just makeup which is great to see! Again, it's a very Bunny-like thing to me!  Her channel isn't just beauty, and the box also not being just beauty is pretty cool.

Enough chit chat, let's get right into all this! Head's up, it's going to be a long post because of all this stuff I have to show you!

BeautyCon x Grav3yardGirl Keychain
 Okay, if you're not a Bunny fan you probably will not understand what's going on with this.  Bunny has a collection of "creepy dolls" that she regularly features on her channel.  This exact keychain is actually a model of one of her dolls.  I don't think this is the most inclusive item in the box for someone who may have paid annually or started a subscription with this box.  However, if you're an avid Bunny fan you'll love this.

BeautyCon x Grav3yardGirl Hair Ties
Bunny has a lot of hair that she likes to put up in a "sassy bun".  I think these are so cute!  She loves gator green and swamp colors, and tie die to boot.  These are SO Bunny it almost hurts. These aren't the best hair ties for me when used by itself, but it makes a super pretty accent after you use a better tie.

 Another very Bunny product!  She loves using these mini beauty blenders to get into the little crevices of your face. I'm not sure I'll ever use these simply because it's easier to me to just keep using my actual beauty blender on everything. Either way, they're cute!

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara
 I didn't expect this one!  Unfortunately I got a sample of this in my Birchbox a few months ago, so now there's two samples for me to use up.  I've heard that this works super well but is really hard to get off, so we'll see what happens.

Dolls Kill $20 Gift Card
Bunny shops here a lot, so it's cool to see a gift card!  It's especially great if you love the way that she dresses.  I haven't looked at the website yet to decide if this is something I'd be super interested in but I'll do that soon. Can't look free money in the mouth!

Garnier SkinActive Purifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes
I love makeup wipes!  They are my favorite way to clean my face, as I have always said and will always stand by.  These are especially cool because they have charcoal on them, which is supposed to help with pores. These may be my next batch of makeup wipes once my current ones are gone!

GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
For those of you who don't know, Glamglow is one heck of an expensive brand.  Getting a sample that is this relatively large size is so cool!  Apparently it's got some good reviews on it so I'm excited to rotate this into my routine.

Maybelline NY The Rock Nudes Palette
How cool is it to get a whole palette in the box? Drugstore or not this is awesome for anyone who loves makeup.  It's got pretty average pigmentation, which is good for those of us (me) who aren't the greatest at applying shadows and maybe does not want to have crazy eyes.  There's a good range of smokey shades, some pretty mattes and a few color pops.  I'd say this is a pretty solid palette overall!

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30
Bunny has raved about Murad for years now, so it's pretty cool to get some to try for myself!  It's not very cheap, so I love samples of pricey things.  This is a great daytime moisturizer!  SPF for your face is essential to keep from damaging the skin, so having a moisturizer that contains it takes one step that you can forget out of the equation.

NCLA Grav3yardGirl Designer Nail Wraps
I'd suggest you guys take a second to look closely at each of the patterns on these nail wraps. How weird and fun are they?  There's a couple I probably won't use (I'm looking at you creepy doll faces) but some of them are super pretty and would be gorgeous accent nails. 

NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
This is the first finishing spray I've gotten, surprisingly!  I have yet to try it out, mostly because I have dry skin and I'd rather have a little shininess over looking flat and even more dry. However, my foundation does tend to be a little too dewy for me sometimes, so I'll try it out on those days I'm not in the mood to look sweaty!

Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick
  I actually got a different shade of this in my Ipsy bag for December.  This color isn't very red, instead it's a neutral brown color.  I've heard a lot of people saying it smells like burning plastic but I can't remember being disgusted by the smell personally. Keep this in mind if you really love the way it looks but are sensitive to smell!

Well, that's it!  I personally really liked this box, especially the Bunny themed items.  If you're a fan of her, I think that's part of what makes this box so special.  If you aren't a fan of Bunny, this box may not be as appealing to you, especially because she has such an eclectic sense of fashion and makeup choices. 

What do you think? Would you use the key chain?  Isn't it awesome getting a full palette in a beauty box? Let me know!

The Cornfed Princess

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