BOXYCHARM

For those of you who don’t know or aren’t familiar with monthly beauty subscriptions…let me school you! Ok, not really. LOL  There are a million and one different monthly beauty, fitness, pet, and food subscriptions you can be a part of, all ranging in price from $10-$60 a month.  Each subscription box comes with different items depending on what you are subscribing to.  Personally, I have tried a few beauty subscription boxes and so far Boxycharm has been my favorite.

Boxycharm is the only monthly beauty subscription that gives you 4 to 5 full size products plus free shipping (US only) for $21/month.  Each box is valued at over $100 retail!!  All you do is take a quick survey on what your preferences are when it comes to makeup, skincare, haircare and more.  Each box gets delivered right to your door every month and there is no obligation as you can cancel at any time!

Every month is a new theme; this month was Spellbound. Let’s get into what was in my October box! (Retail value: $135)

From top to bottom:

Becca x Jacyln Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector® Press Highlighter in Proseco Pop

Dr. Brandt – Poredermbrassion

Dirty Little Secret Eyeshadow Chubby in Illusion

Tarte Lip Paint in Bestie

Jonetblu Lip pencil in Spice

Quick description of each item (comes in every box):

Here are a few swatches of the products and also a makeup look using all products listed.

Is the box worth it? 1,000%. If you are a makeup junkie on a budget like me or just a person who loves all things beauty, I recommend this box over any other.   Not only do you get full size products and free shipping but their customer service is on point.  I emailed them once regarding a shipping question and they returned my email within 24hrs and answered every question I had.  There is something to be said about great customer service.

To start receiving your own boxymail, click here!

**This is not sponsored**

Wedding Bells

So the BFF got married!!!!!  I tried to talk her out of it but she insisted so I said F.I.N.E!!! I’m joking!! I’m so extremely happy for her and her new hubby!  Love them both to pieces…well her more than him OBVI!! I kid, kid!! 🙂  Without getting too much into it, this girl has been my ROCK for the past six years so sharing this day with her brought me so much joy. I wish her nothing but absolute happiness and a lifelong marriage.  She deserves that and much more.

Being the best friend that she is, she trusted me enough to do her hair and makeup for the big day and I was more than happy to oblige…whatever the bride wants huh!! LOL

I wanted to share the makeup details because I think this is a great bridal look, simple yet enough. I’ll also share my makeup details as well because I mean why not.  Two for one!

Face

 

Foundation: Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector mixed with Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Tan

Bronzer/Contour: Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Blush: BH Cosmetics Blush Palette in Nude Blush

Brows: Mac Cosmetic Brow Pencil in Lingering

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette & Maybelline Gel Liner in Black

Lashes: Ardell Wispies

Lips: Nyx Butter Lipstick in Boardwalk and Rimmel Lipstick in 104

Hair was curled with Bed Head 1’ curling wand – hair piece from Amazon

 

 

MY LOOK

 

Face

Foundation: MakeupForever Ultra HD Foundation Stick mixed with L’Oréal True Match

Bronzer/Contour: Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette

Blush: Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Eyes: Colourpop Cosmetics Yes Please! Eyeshadow Palette and Morphe 35W Palette

Lashes: Ardell Studio Effects Demi Wispies

Lips: Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip in Strip

 

Overall, the day was beautiful and you couldn’t have made me be anywhere else but by her side!

Her Dress: Asos – My Dress: Misguided

 

Real love is amazing to see!

Veggie Crumble and Avocado Egg Roll Wrappers

Hey ya’ll…yes the southern in me comes out from time to time!

So about three months ago I decided to become vegan…literally overnight!  Considering I was never a huge fan of red meat or pork, I figured it wouldn’t be too bad.  My diet mainy consisted of chicken and seafood (shrimp, tilapia, salmon) and I stayed pretty healthy for the most part besides the occasional cheat meal.  The hardest part for me to give up was going to be the cheese…OHHHH how I love cheese! I mean who doesn’t…it’s so creamy and melty…daydreaming of mac –n-cheese! LOL Ok enough! I actually don’t miss it as much as I thought considering all the alternatives out there.

With all this being said, I’ve been doing lots of research and have been trying to find new recipes online and of course one of my favorite places…PINTEREST! (Go Follow Me…link on sidebar) Ive been exploring with my own recipes and trying to find things beyond salads and what people presume vegans eat! I think I’ve been pretty successful so far in most of my cooking experiments. What can I say I’m a good cook…my mother taught me very well! (Thanks momma!)

So with multiple site visits of Pinterest for ideas, I came up with a Veggie Crumble and Avocado stuffed wrapper…baked of course because I don’t fry much of anything. The best thing about this is you only need about 6 ingredients which makes this an inexpensive healthyish meal.  If you aren’t vegan then you can definitely use ground beef and other ingredients to your liking. I don’t discriminate on people’s food choices. This has been working for me…so do what works for you!

This is technically my very first food post so don’t hate on my poor picture taking and presentation. I’m learning! 🙂

Ingredients

1 Bag of Boca Veggie Crumbles

4 Medium avocados

½ medium onion (optional)

1 pk of your favorite taco seasoning

1 Tbsp of chopped garlic

1 pk of Frieda’s Egg Roll Wrappers

S&P to taste

 

Directions

Chop up onion and garlic and sautee with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil until slightly tender.

Add frozen Boca Veggie Crumbles and cover with lid for a few minutes to let the crumbles “defrost”.  Stir the crumbles, onion and garlic periodically until it is all combined.

Add the taco seasoning packet to a 1/2 cup of hot water to dissolve – this step is optional because if you like you can pour the powder straight onto the crumble mixture.

Let cook for about 10 minutes uncovered and remove from heat to slightly cool.

In the meantime cut up and smash the four avocados and season with salt and pepper. (Add lime if you want an extra kick)

Then set up your assembly line.

 

Lightly wet all sides of the egg roll wrapper with water and add about 1 tbsp. of the veggie crumbles followed by some avocado.

 

Once the filling is complete, fold in the left and right side of the wrapper to slightly cover each side of the filling. Add more water to flaps and roll.

Place completed wrapper on a baking sheet topped with a baking rack. The baking rack will ensure the wrapper gets nice and crispy all around.

Brush wrappers with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil to keep them from drying out too much in the oven.

Bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Let cool for about 10 minutes and enjoy!!

You can also pair this with your favorite dipping sauce as well for added flavor!

I hope you enjoy this super easy and simple dinner or lunch idea! If you try them out, leave me a comment and let me know what you thought! Or what changes you made to improve the flavor.

Happy Eating!!!

**Food feeds the Soul**