June Birchbox

18 Jun

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BIRCHBOX $10/MONTH
Love the colorful box this month!

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Davine’s SU hair and body wash. The bottle says it’s a good wash to use for sensitive skin. I LOVED the last Davine’s  shampoo and conditioner sample that birchbox sent, but the shampoo is regularly $26 for a normal size bottle. I could never justify spending that much. I own the Davine’s leave in conditioner spray, it’s really nice.

Benefit Gimme Brow. It’s a tinted brow volumizing gel. I didn’t notice volume, but does work as a gel. Mine is marked with a 3, which I assume is the color for dark brown,  though it doesn’t deposit heavy color.
– Coola spf 30 sunscreen. I’m a fan of getting sunscreen samples. It’s a practical product that will get used up. This sample will probably last one day hiking or a day trip to the beach,  perfect size to toss into a travel bag.
Oribe dry texturizing spray. I saw a birchbox tutorial using this, I’m looking forward to trying it out.
Ardency Inn modster black eyeliner. I’ve received a different eyeliner that I wasn’t  a fan of from Glossybox. It had a brush applicator, so you would be painting your eyelid black. Yeah, I never used it. I’m more willing to try this pencil style, though.

I noticed that there is a padding layer at the bottom of the box now,  that is a great idea. That will protect the products more than shipping in a piece of tissue paper. The winners this month for sure are the Benefit brow gel and the Davine’s body wash. Those will definitely be used up asap!

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June Ipsy!

18 Jun

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Ipsy! $10/month

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Urban Decay eyeshadow in Lounge.

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Crown 3 tone blush. Bronzer, blush, highlighter. The bronzer and highlighter are super shimmery. The pink blush color is a lot less shimmery. Can’t wait to try it out!

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Be a bombshell cosmetics pout potion in Secret. Pale pink color. I’m not confident this color will look good on me,  but I do like this brand a lot.

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BioRepublic face masks in cucumber breeze and in pomegranate crush.

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Formula X mini nail polish in like a watermelon color. No color name is listed. BTW the color I’m wearing is Isabella by Julep with Essie good to go topcoat.

This is a pretty good Ipsy bag this month! Yay!

Here’s my Ipsy referral link if anyone wants to sign up for a subscription

NOTD: Sally Hansen Triple Shine “Make Waves”

18 Apr

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This nail polish stayed on without chipping all night! I bartend at a restaurant,  it’s almost impossible to wear nail polish to work without my nails looking ratty by the end of the night. I rarely wear polish to work because we have to have clean looking nails and heaven forbid polish chips being found in someone’s drink or food,  but I couldn’t resist.  I used Sally Hansen Triple Shine in the color Make Waves. It applies sheer, I used 3 coats with no base or top coat. 

I miss painting my nails more often. I subscribe to Julep’s monthly subscription box,  which means I own over 100 polishes from the last few years! I never thought I would own more than 10!

Limecrime Faded and Utopia Velvetines

17 Apr

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Swatches!! Lime Crime Faded (top) and Utopia (bottom)! This is the Velvetines matte liquid lipstick. Yeah for my new lippies!

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Here is Faded actually on.  It’s more pink than it looks in the tube. I was worried it was going to look more brown! Very wearable color.  Dries matte, but it feels kinda sticky. Color applies really evenly, but I have the urge to apply lip balm because it does feel kinda dry.

February Birchbox!

14 Feb

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Birchbox Limited Edition Strong Start Box

29 Jan

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$45 Strong Start Limited Edition Box

I finally used my birchbox points toward a purchase! I had 400 points built up from my subscription and reviews of products,  so I only paid $5 plus tax for this box! Ahh! So cool.

I love the BKR water bottle. It’s 500ml, glass with a silicon sleeve outside. It has a small opening to drink from so it won’t splash on your face like most water bottles.

I used the Arrow lip balm immediately while I was opening the box.

I love the Whish shave cream (I’ve received a sample I’ve my birchbox a long time ago) but I could never justify spending $20/bottle!

The Acure wipes and the Bombas socks are super practical.

Headphones from JLab, I already own a few but I’m sure they’ll come in handy after losing a pair! It’s inevitable. Maybe these will be better quality.

Eyeko waterproof/sweatproof  eyeliner….I have no verdict yet, I’ll have to use it to see how it compares to others I’ve used.

I’m excited to try the Supergoop setting mist! I don’t have anything like it.

Overall, very cool box. Look out for birchbox coupon to get it cheaper than $45!

If you’re interested in subscribing to birchbox, here’s my referral link 🙂 $10/month or $110/year Birchbox subscription.

I already own 2 Klorane dry shampoos, I like it, but I don’t use it very often.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lip color Swatches

29 Jan

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Four new lippies!

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Vivid Violet, Berry Boost, Nude Flush, and Nude Thrill.

These are $8 each at Ulta.

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I switched each color, it comes out kinda goopy from the tube. These are thick swatches and took a long time to dry matte. Violet and Berry left a hint of stain after I washed off the swatches, which means good staying power. Colors are opaque, no need to to apply very much. Definitely use a mirror, the goopy amount on the applicator tip makes for uneven application on one swipe.

Can’t wait to wear these out!