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December’s BoxyCharm!

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BoxyCharm is a monthly subscription beauty box, for $21 a month you get 5 full sized beauty products.

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Be a Bombshell Lipstick

In Lush

This is such a beautiful dark reddish lipstick.

Price: $14

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eva nyc Hold Me Tight Hairspray

Price: $12

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Lina Lashes Siberian Mink Glamorous

Price: $30

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Mistura Beauty Solutions Makeup Brush

Price: $11

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Coastal Scents Revealed 

A dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 1 & 2.

Price: $20

All in all that’s $87 worth of stuff for just 21.

I’ve been subscribed to BoxyCharm for about 3 months now, and every single month I’m impressed.

I’ve been debating canceling Ipsy since I started getting BoxyCharm.

Interested? Sign up at boxycharm.com

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All it takes is 3 weeks

Since it’s almost the new year, and weight loss is just about everyone’s resolution, I figure it’s time to share the magic secret to losing weight.

And all it takes is dedication for 21 days.

Calories.
It’s science, calories in vs. calories out. It’s proven, it’s a fact, and if you count your calories you will lose weight.

(there are some very rare instances where you won’t)

I read somewhere that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, and it worked for me.

Count your calories like your life depends on it for 21 days, that is the hardest part.
The first 3 weeks is hard, but once you’re past that it’s a piece of cake.

Speaking of cake, you can eat cake!

I have tried so many fad diets before and they have all failed me. It’s ridiculous to think I’ll never eat cake again. Or pasta. A few months before I started counting my calories my mother told me the trick to losing weight is to stop eating pasta and bread. Bread and pasta can be high in calories, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat it! Cutting out everything you love about food is setting yourself up for failure.

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April 2014 I weighed my self for the first time in a long time and found out that i weighed 214 lbs. That number really hurt to see. Christmas day 2012 I weighed 212 lbs, and I was also 40 weeks pregnant. How could a year and a half after giving birth could I possibly weigh more than I did when I was 9 months pregnant.

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That was my motivation.
I’ve lost 55 lbs, and now I’m at a healthy weight.

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Here are my tips for your weight loss success:

Dedicate 21 days to start. No cheat days, no slack off days. Dedicate 3 weeks to really stick with it.
Take the worst before pictures you can. It really helped me on days I thought nothing had changed to look at how far I had come. And you can also take your measurements.

Figure how many calories you need to be eating. A good starting point is to get your BMR (which is basically how many calories it takes to maintain your current weight if you laid in bed all day). Once you know that number, let’s say 2,000 , eat less than that. 500 calories less than your BMR is the standard calorie deficit. Men do not eat less than 1,500 calories. and ladies DO NOT EAT LESS THAN 1,200 calories. I’ve seen so many horror stories of women eating less than 1,200 and their hair falling out, and other bad bad things happening to their body. Do. Not. Do. It.

Count. Pick how you want to count your calories. You could just write them down in a notebook I used myfitnesspal until i reached my goal. I like myfitnesspal because you can scan barcodes on food, and it will tell you how much you will weigh in 5 weeks if you keep doing what you’re doing.

Don’t cheat yourself. If it goes in your mouth you need to count it. Cheating on your counting is only cheating yourself of the results you deserve. Count everything you eat, and count it accurately.

Cheat days. Once you’re past the 21 days you can cheat. On cheat days don’t eat more than your BMR.
You can eat what you want as long as it’s within your daily calories. You’ll learn as you go, and it becomes very easy. It is hard at first. If you stick with it you will lose weight.

You can do it! You can stick with it! Then you can pass this along to your friends and help them.

BTW, I’m not a doctor nor nutritionist. I’m a regular human who was tired of being over weight.

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December’s Ipsy!

December’s Ipsy GlamBag has arrived!

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Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription “box” with five samples/ deluxe samples/ full size products in a cute makeup bag.

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Cailyn Just Mineral Eye Polish

in the shade Orchid

This is a loose powder mineral eye shadow.

The color is absolutely beautiful and perfect for the holiday season.

This is full size and costs $15.

Use the code IPSYCAILYN at cailyncosmetics.com to get 20% and a free gift

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tarte lights. camera. LASHES.

This is a lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning mascara.

And it totally beats the urban decay perversion mascara.

This is a mini mascara and you can get it for $10.

Use the code IPSYDEC at tarte.com to get 20% off

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Beauty Without Cruelty Facial Cleanser

Soap free, cruelty free, and vegan.

The reviews on this are amazing, I can’t wait to try it.

This is a deluxe sample, and the price for full size is only $8.

Use the code CGWXUYET at beautywithoutcruel.com to get 15%

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NYX Butter Lip Balm

in marshmallow

Full size lightly tinted chapstick $4

Use the code NYXGLITZ at nyxcosmetics.com to get 25% off

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Style Sexy Hair Blow Out Spray

This is a deluxe sample, full size costs $11.

Use the code IPSY at sexyhair.com for 20% off

 OR text keyword “IPSY” to 33233 to get an even better code!

This months ipsy really delivered in giving me somethings I have been wanting to try out.

If you want to sign up go to ipsy.com

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Treat Youself!

This months BoxyCharm looks pretty amazing.

BoxyCharm is a monthly beauty box subscription, of only full size products.

And for this month only the waitlist is off!

This months box includes the Mistura Beauty Solutions‘ Retractable Beauty Brush, a $19.99 Value.

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The Revealed Palette by Coastal Scents

I have the Revealed 2 Palette, and it is absolutely amazing.

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Lina Lashes Luxury Mink Lashes, a $30.00 Value or Eyelashi Luxury Mink Lashes, a $29.00 Value

So far this box is worth $88, and it only costs $21!

This is the perfect way to treat yourself this Christmas with BoxyCharm.

If you only want this box you can easily cancel your subscription after you receive the December box.

Go to https://www.boxycharm.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/17725/ to sign up before you miss this great deal!

No waitlist for December’s BoxyCharm!

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Treat yourself this Christmas!

December’s BoxyCharm will include the Revealed pallette. (A dupe for the urban decay naked pallette)

Sign up December 1st to guarantee you will receive December’s BoxyCharm.

The waitlist is gone for a limited time, don’t miss this opportunity!

BoxyCharm is $21 monthly beauty subscription box.

Sign up at boxycharm.com or
my referral link  https://www.boxycharm.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/17725/

If you sign up before December 1st, you may receive the November

and

December boxes.

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November BoxyCharm!

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The November BoxyCharm has arrived!

BoxyCharm is a monthly subscription beauty box for $21 a month, which includes 5 or more full size products.

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MicaBeauty Eye Primer

Retail price $44.95

This is a waterproof eye primer for eyeshadow and foundation.

It’s a very good product, but that price is too steep for my cheapness.

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OFRA Cosmetics Pressed Blush

Retail price $24.95

I’m a huge fan of a nice pink blush. This is such a beautiful natural looking color, with the faintest hint of shimmer, that can be applied wet or dry.

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TARINO TARANTINO Eyelicity Glitter Liner

Retail price $16.00

I would never think to buy glitter eyeliner, unless I was going to a Ke$ha concert. 

I’m absolutely in love.

Putting this over my regular eyeliner brightens my eyes.

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Kevin.Murphy Color.Bug

Retail price $25.00

It’s expensive ‘metallic’ hair chalk.

Maybe someone with a different hair color would have a better experience. I have light blonde hair, putting the gold color.bug on my hair looks like I dipped my hair in dirt.

Sparkling dirt, but still dirt. 

It would be a pretty eyeshadow color, maybe it would work on non blonde hair.

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bellápierre Shimmer Power

Retail price $14.99

This loose shimmer powder claims that since it has no fillers or creams, it will not crease, smear or fade.

I believe it.

You could put this on top of a matte shadow to make it more dramatic.

Or on top of a shimmer eyeshadow for an ULTRA dramatic look. 

The sparkles look white in the container,  but look more iridescent on bare skin. The sparkles seem to reflect the color they’re on top of making this product truely go with any color.

The grand total for this BoxyCharm is $129.89

This wasn’t the most exciting BoxyCharm, but I’ll definitely be using all but one of these products.

Are you subscribed to BoxyCharm?

Sign up at boxycharm.com

Or  my referral link  https://www.boxycharm.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/17725/

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Finally down more than 50 lbs

I have been stuck at 50 lbs lost for a couple of weeks. And it was pretty discouraging. I’m officially at 52 lbs lost. I started my weightloss on myfitnesspal, and then stopped using it for a while. Now I’m back on the wagon.

I plan on doing a whole series on my weightloss and all that jazz.

At the moment it’s just impossible to post a lot of blogs using my cell phone internet, which is barely any internet at all.

I want to share my experience because what inspired me to lose weight was seeing someone who had my starting weight. At the time, I couldn’t relate to 100 lb weightloss stories. It resonated more with me to see a girl who was my size, and where she went.

I’m 5’7″ and my starting weight was 214 lbs. I’m now at 162 lbs.

Once our home internet is all set up I’ll share how I did it, what helped me, and all the pictures in between.

I started my journey on myfitnesspal, and now im back on. My name on there is merglittle is you want to be my friend!

October 2014 BoxyCharm!

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The day has finally come! I have been patiently waiting for this box to arrive for what seems like forever.

Was it worth the wait?

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Palmetto Derma Collagen Booster & Restoration Serum

This little bottle has blown my mind.

I put it on my face last night and this morning, and my pores have shrinked incredibly.

It’s supposed to stop premature aging and give you youthful glowing skin.

I have never been more impressed with a skin car product. 

This 1 oz bottle costs a whopping $48.

BoxyCharm imcluded a 20% off coupon code for anything on palmettoderma.com use the code BCPD2.

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Coastal Scents Eclipse Concealer Palette

With 11 skin tones and 4 correctional tones (white, green, lavender, and yellow)

I have been dying to try this pallette.

The quality is amazing.

This pallette costs $19.95, you can occasionally find it on sale for $12.95

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Cult Commerce x BoxyCharm Shady Collection

Only the perfect October nail polish.

A deep purple that reflects the light beautifully,  and a dark gun metal gray.

You can buy this for $21 at luckyscent.com

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Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow

in the shade rock bottom

This color can only be described as rose gold.

$14

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STARLOOKS Ultra Gem Pencil

in Ultra Olive

$14 for this beauty.

Never in a million years would I think to try an olive gem liner, but its absolutely gorgeous. 

BoxyCharm is $21 a month with 5 or more fullsize beauty products.

This box is worth $116.95, and I loved everything in it.

Are you subscribed to BoxyCharm?

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What’s your favorite beauty box?