Starlooks February Starbox

I really dig the Starbox sub. It’s inexpensive (~$17 with shipping), delivers high quality makeup, and has top notch CS. If you ever receive a duplicate or broken item, they are on top of it! If you haven’t received your box yet, they just sent an email out today notifying customers of delay & gave out a $5 coupon. 

This month’s theme was ~Futurism~, aka metallics! 

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I received an exclusive cream eyeshadow in Hologram. This product is brand new and will be available soon for purchase. Retail value – $12. This is a really pretty shade and changes color depending on lighting. It’s interesting, buildable, and will be great to use as a highlighter OR base for more boring colors. 

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I also got Starlooks lipstick is Lilu, a super goldy gold lippie that retails for $12.  I love the name, reminds me of the 5th Element. It goes on true to tube color & has some lasting power. Great for gals that like to rock a metallic lip and also good for layering. Personally, it doesn’t look that flattering on me, but I traded it away for some goodies on MUT. 

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Wall Street is a deep, dark loose pigment, full of glittery goodness that goes for $17. I used the other night as an eyeliner and loved it. I also love the unique top, it’s a small hole so you don’t end up covered in pigment and can use just the right amount. 

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Here’s the colors swatched, inside and outside, no flash. 

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These were all done with one swipe.

Starlooks also threw in a nice nylon headband! While it isn’t the cutest color, it will definitely be useful for makeup application and especially when I do face masks. I always end up with goop in my hair, so woohoo! Yes, this was taken outside because it’s like 80 degrees here already. Dreading summer, I know it’s going to be a scorcher. 

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All together this month had a retail value of $41, more than double to sub price! Plus, February was also the first month of loyalty gifts for Starbox subscribers!! This month’s gift was $35 to spend on the Starlooks site, including PAST Starboxes. While it could have been fun to get a random product, this guarantees no one would receive a duplicate & total happiness. Here’s what I ended up purchasing for a total of $3 y’all!

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The October Starbox includes a 3 pan blush palette and was worth $73 (already a steal) so I was thrilled that it was still in stock. You can check out all the past Starboxes here. What a fun month. Do you subscribe to Starbox? If not, please consider using my referral link! When you refer someone, you get to customize your OWN Starbox! 

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Holy smokes, it’s basically March!

Okay, I don’t know where the heck the time went, but apparently March is almost here. I’ve been soo wrapped up in personal drama (job search, family, health, LIFE) that I neglected my poor blog! And, wow has a lot happened.

The Olympics are happening, that’s crazy. I’ve only watched Ice Dancing and some figuring skating. Don’t ask me how, but I somehow got sucked into watching Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s (Canada’s ice dancing team, silver medalists) reality show that follows them leading up to the Olympics.
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They were so precious and even though I am American, I was a bit sad that they didn’t get their second gold. Other than that, I am so out of touch with the games. Give me skating or bust!

Scandal is taking FAR too long to return. I need Oliva Pope and her FIERCE wardrobe to return stat. To comfort me, I lived vicariously through Claire Underwood’s clothing in the insane second season of House of Cards.
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NYFW came and went and all I really remember is the hoopla over Kendall Jenner’s boobs at the Marc Jacobs show and being slightly underwhelmed with everything else.
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It’s already 80 here in Phoenix and I am sadly going to have to retire my boots and sweaters soon. *SOB*, please no!! I want it to be fall forever!

Julep, Starlooks, and Glossybox all came (eventually) and all had pros and cons.

With Julep came the new skips rules for those not grandmothered in, ouch! I only took my box because I had enough jules to get it for free. The eyeshadow ended up much smaller than anticipated, but I still enjoy the color.
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Eyeshadow in Fig.
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This is the free polish everyone received, Love, with Rooney.

Starlooks surprised me with a random grab bag of items. At first, I was disappointed, white shimmery eye pot?! But then I used it as a base and love it. There’s a dud lipstick in the bunch, but overall, stoked!
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Glossybox, well it was Glossybox. Yes, the Beauty Blender is fab. Yes, it is also white and a bitch to clean. And yes, there was HELLA drama with people receiving their boxes. Thankfully, I got mine pretty quickly, though am a bit jealous of the later boxes who got solid cleanser vs my measly liquid one. I also love the sea salt spray.
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I have FAR more to review and ramble about, but wanted to at least throw it out there that I am here! xo