February Birchbox

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My exact thought process upon opening this box was “Oh, this looks ni- OMG THANK THE FUCKING GODS! DRY SHAMPOO!”Having really gotten in to running (separate blog posts for that to come) and yet wanting to maintain straight hair on the rare occasions I do flat iron it; dry shampoo has been a miracle for me. I have the Amica shampoo and conditioner and I’ve tried Klorane (the tint is strange) and I’ve tended towards the Amica brand right now. It leaves the least amount of strange smell and residue and actually makes me feel cleaner without losing all that work of straightening my hair. Not to mention as I have mixed chick hair; frequent washing turns my hair in to straw. This made me SO happy.

Yeah, I don’t have much of an opinion on the rest… I’m all about that dry shampoo.

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October Birchbox

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These days all the boxes seem to be similar. Shampoo, conditioner, skin care item, perfume, mascara, rinse and repeat. I seem to recall these being a little more creative in the past. Maybe it’s me, but it seemed more random than it is now. You would get chocolate, a little charm, a bracelet… It’s getting less fun knowing it’s the same thing over and over.

Ah well… It’s still all stuff I can use so not all bad. And I can’t attest to how expensive it must be to get food or jewelry samples in these things so I’m forgiving.

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February Birchbox

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As I still haven’t gotten decent pics of the color changing nail polish from last month (I keep chipping it) here’s this month’s offering! There’s perfume, color protecting shampoo, night serum, and face brightening cream.

The perfume is oh but I’ve been so in love with the Phoenix perfume from a previous box, nothing else has ever smelled as good. The color protecting hair stuff came at the perfect time cause I just dyed my hair. And I can’t see getting a real good impression of the serum. Most of these say you need a couple weeks to see results and I don’t think there’s enough. But what the heck! I’ll try it all out anyway. 🙂

 

 

Nuance Salma Hayek Special Collection Birchbox

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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