Archive | January, 2016

Birchbox Limited Edition Strong Start Box

29 Jan


$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


Four new lippies!


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

These are $8 each at Ulta.


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!

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip

27 Jan


2 new lippies! Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Stingraye  (left) and Clueless  (right). Swatches below!




I tried on Stingraye. It goes on darker than it looks in the tube! Dried matte very quickly. Link to

Dove dry spray deoderant – quick review

12 Jan


Target #TryDry Vox Box from Influenster

Okay, I haven’t received an Influenster Vox Box in like a year or more. I was surprised they sent me a box,  it contained a men’s and a women’s Dove dry spray deoderant.

I used the women’s one today,  sprayed right before i left for work.  I bartender at a restaurant, I always feel sweaty.  First, the nozzle want pointing in the right place,  so I sprayed deoderant behind me! What a dork! Anyway,  I’m home now and I don’t have any sweat marks on my work shirt and my arm pits feel dry – this is an improvement from the secret invisible gel that I have been using.

My boyfriend wore the men’s deoderant to the gym.  I guess his arm pits were less sweaty,  but he was still a stinky guy after his workout! Good for him,  I should be doing the same!

I don’t know how much this retails for,  I’ve never seen this product before I received it,  but if it’s around the same price as secret, then I’d recommend it.

Influenster sent me this product for free to test out. If you want to sign up,  they make you take a survey to see if you qualify for testing out boxes of different products. 

There is no referral link,  but if you want to sign up for Influenster leave me your email address and I can send an invite!