January Birchbox

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I am always nervous about chemical peels. I keep thinking my skin will have a terrible reaction to it. Like the rest of me, my skin has very simple needs; cleaning and moisturizing. That’s all. Anything else and my skin doesn’t react well. Since this is just a 3-minute peel, I am tempted to give it a shot. Of course, I’ll post about it when I do.

A for the rest, it’s familiar territory. I wouldn’t be able to tell you if any of these would be any better than dollar store make up (since most of the time I’m too groggy in the morning to wear any) but it’s easy to wear and doesn’t make my skin hate me. Coming from me? That’s high praise.

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November Birchbox

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This is a decent collection of stuff except I don’t use eyebrow pencils (mostly because I just… don’t want to). The thing I’m most happy with is the hand cream. My hands get very dry over the winter; especially in my cold office working with computers all day at work. I go through a lot of lotion just trying to keep my skin from cracking.

The perfume is pretty nice although I don’t think I’d go out of my way to get it. True to it’s name, it’s a light scent that doesn’t make my nose want to die. If I got more samples of it, that’d be cool but I wouldn’t buy it.

Overall, this box is OK. I’m not as excited with it as I have been with previous ones.

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October Birchbox

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Yes, this is late but I completely forgot to do this in anything resembling a timely fashion so just enjoy anyway.

This box includes:

So far, I have tried the lip gloss and hair treatment. First off, I LOVE the hair treatment. It came at the perfect time to heal my hair after I burned the crap out of it for NYCC. It smelled great and it turned my straw-like, brittle hair into slightly less dry, brittle hair. I didn’t use too much but I saw a remarkable difference.

As for the lip gloss, I find it a bit thick for my tastes but the shine and color are perfect for a person who doesn’t want to have any one thing be too bright or shiny. It gave me just enough gloss to look polished but I didn’t look like I was drooling.

I look forward to using the mask. I’ve had good luck with the ones I’ve gotten in the past and they are things I wouldn’t usually seek out on my own.

Stay tuned for the Ipsy bag! (also late but… Deal with it)

September Ipsy Bag

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Here’s a shocker: I can use everything in this bag! There is not a single item I cringed away from in abject fear; it’s all familiar. THANK YOU IPSY!!! XD

Nope, haven’t tried any of these yet, despite the fact I can easily use any of these. Lately, it’s all I can do to get out dressed and awake in the morning. Forget getting made up. But that’s ok. Those morning’s can’t last forever. Sooner or later, the kid will get used to getting up and ready for school without having me dog her every step to get it done. :p I get halfway to work and realize that I didn’t wear any makeup. Oops…

As I could SORELY use a “Pamper the Lenni” day, those masks will probably get used first. 😉 Stay tuned for my opinions! My only real question is: What the heck am I gonna do with all these bags… o_O

February Birchbox

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Another year another set of lovely Birchboxes. 🙂 This month features:

Let me start off by saying any box containing chocolate is a win in my opinion. XD You know that little square didn’t last long in my possession. 😉 As for the rest, time will tell. I am a little leery of the mud mask, though. I may brag that I have skin like dragon hide, nothing really affects me but, in rare cases, masks like this have made me break out in a burny rash and I have to scrub it off and wear A&D. So, I won’t be trying that one till I’m sure I can be home for a couple days in case I have a reaction.

Also, I am glad not to get any perfume samples this time. I’m freaking DROWNING in them and I’ve only liked one enough to consider buying it. At $95, I’m saving up my points to get it on a discount. I work with several people who are sensitive to strong scents so I have to be careful with what I put on my body.

As usual, I will try to remember to update when I try these things. I have a pile of stuff to try out and since I’m working on decluttering, I’ll be using this stuff as quickly as I can. 😉