Again Birchbox offers food! 😀 Yet, I am meh about this one. I dunno, I feel like I shouldn’t get healthy things after getting chocolate last time. ;D
This month’s box has nail polish, an eye pencil, color safe shampoo, and lip/cheek color. I got silver eye pencil which I have no clue how to use. I use black or brown when I use eye makeup at all. I am also probably the only woman who doesn’t use color safe hair stuff. As for the nail and lip stuff? Sure. I could always use more. I like painting my nails when it’s warm out. 🙂
This box felt like I got less than usual but I’m happy with it. I hope I get more stuff in next month’s box. 🙂
I opted in to get this box inspired by Salma Hayek. The lotion smells amazing and I like the liner and anti-aging cream but I am very, VERY leery of volumizing hair products. My hair needs anti volume products. XD Especially in the most humid days of Spring and Summer, I usually gel my hair into a helmet so it can’t move at all. I will probably hand these off to someone who favors such things.
I think it’s cool that most of this can be bought from CVS for pretty decent prices. They are forever having sales and throwing Extra Bucks at customers so the cost isn’t as bad as some of the really high end stuff I see floating around.
Then again, I seem to be getting so many samples of this stuff, I may never need to buy them again. o_o
My first impression is that I like it. I love nail polish (it’s the easiest and fastest beauty thing I can do) and lip gloss. I am also ALWAYS open to new hair treatments for my dry as hell hair.
The concealer however, I am absolutely gonna give away. I am one of those women other woman hate because I almost never get a pimple and to be perfetly honest, I don’t give a rats ass if my eyes have shadows under them. I’m a working mother of a 5 year old trying to sell books and crafts on the site. Shit yeah, I’m tired and I’m proud of it. XD
I’ve used Zoya polish before so I know this will be a great summer color for my fingers and toes. The perfume I have to be careful with because I work with people with scent sensitivities. When I start dating again (or whenever I feel like it) I’ll wear it then. For now, I like the soft, fruity scent of it.
As for the inevitable collection of bags I will have? Maybe I’ll give them away on the blog or my site. I certainly won’t need all of them.
Ahh, prepare for some more girly, non-writing news stuff, my friends. But I think this is pertinent for my curly haired fans out there like myself who are looking for decent products to use.
CURLS Cashmere Curls hair oil isn’t half bad. It smells delicious and doesn’t weigh my hair down or make it look oily. I get soft curls that aren’t sticky. However, I have gotten results just as good with cheaper products. I just can’t see paying $20 for something I can get for half the price, perhaps on sale or with a coupon. I could totally see treating myself to one of the products from the CURLS line, just not this one.
I’ll get back to my geeky, writing, reading stuff soon. I promise. XD
I love that I get an email in the morning that something is on the way to me then get home and have it on my doorstep. This sets unreasonable expectations for anything else I may order but, YAY! New Birchbox stuff to play with! 😀
This month’s box includes:
As it happens, I am out of my favorite hair oil so this came at a perfect time for me. 🙂
Also? I sorta hate that camera. It’s butchering my pictures. >_<
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. 😉
I was really excited for this box but it’s sorta hit and miss. However, I do have to say: When these boxes arrive, I have been saying “Oh! I can’t wait to try that!” instead of “WTF is that?” This shows growth and progress. XD
So far, I’m most excited for the tea. XD But hey, I got a new nail polish color to play with.
This is a nice color! Although, I have to say I would rather have tiny bottles in multiple colors than one bottle in a sorta regular size bottle. It’s more to play with, ya know?
Yeah, I’ve used shampoo before. It’s always good to have small ones for travel, though. 😉
This product made me confused. It does all sorts of things I didn’t know I needed something to do.
Mmmm… I love a good cup of tea. 🙂
Aromatherapy? Why not? I’ll give it a try.
And a hair tie. I’ll be growing my hair out so I can use this. Can’t see spending so much on something I’m so likely to lose or break but hey, to each their own.
I’ll do my best to review these as I use them.
I set eyes on a product for my hair type and I jump right on it. Usually, I end up disappointed. This time I am glad to say I ADORE this conditioner. My hair was soft and healthy after using this treatment. It was so good in fact, I turned in all my remaining Birchbox points to get the full sized bottle. I have thick, curly, dry, color treated hair and after this treatment, I no longer felt like I had a head of frizzy straw.
My hair is mid-length right now so I can see using a hefty amount of this when my hair grows out. But as a weakly deep treatment, this is a product I will totally continue to use.
While this says it’s “The Best Darn Curl Creams, Period” I didn’t have a great experience with it. I ended up with a frizzy mess when I used it after my shower and had to apply a different product to get my curls to behave.
It does smell really good but it doesn’t have the umph to get the organzized, smooth curls I desire. I’ll be skipping this product and sticking to my usual curl cream.