May has been a super busy month for me so far. I had a few work trips that have been keeping me busy and the oh so important – my birthday! After you turn 30, you’re like your parents where you don’t remember your age/you don’t want to tell anyone your real age. HA! I hate getting a year older but I love celebrating my birthday with friends! I had to work on my birthday but I have made it a tradition to go to Ruth’s Chris with my colleagues and it’s worked out great! Who can say no to steak and sizzling butter? Absolutely no one.
I know I skipped out on April’s Birchbox review and I thought I wouldn’t even notice. Well, my desk sure noticed. After May’s Birchbox came – I saw that I was starting to accumulate samples and had no plan to ever try them. BAD! So here I go, continuing with my monthly Birchbox reviews.
OUAI Wave Spray | Birchbox $26: I have been wanting to try out OUAI brand products for so long. I am a closet Kardashian fan and have been following Jen Atkin for awhile since she does their hair. Also, SoulCycle now carries her products in their restrooms, so it must be good right? Well, maybe I need to try a different product from her line. This stuff smells great but gives hair a crunchy feel. I will be sticking to my LUSH Sea Spray.
Whish Firming Body Cream | Birchbox $36: This stuff is supposed to target the appearance of stretch marks and blemishes. Do I believe this? No. Did I like using it as a normal body cream? Yes. It has a nice, light, floral scent and isn’t too thick. Would I purchase this? Nope. For body lotion, I like to stay with the middle of the road ones. Typically because they smell nice but I don’t usually spend too much money on body lotion.
MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream | Birchbox $33: I am on highlighter overload right now. However, I do like that you can dab dab dab on the parts of your face that you want to highlight and it will blend perfectly. It’s not too shimmery and won’t make your face look like a disco ball (unless you want it to, then you can keep on adding!). I actually really like MAC’s skin products and think this is a great buy if you want a glow from within (add it to your foundation or lotion) or if you are looking into a liquid highlighter.
The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes | Birchbox $22: I wish I could tell Birchbox to stop sending me mascaras. I always hope that a mascara will work for my eyelashes, but they never do. The only one I can use is Cover Girl Lash Blast Very Black Waterproof. The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes looked promising. I loved the packaging, it’s waterproof and contains argan oil to help moisturize your lashes. However, immediately after curling my lashes and applying this stuff – my lashes went straight. The good news is that they were looked really long. If you have stubborn straight Asian eyelashes like me, skip this.
COOLA SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray | Birchbox $36: I like the idea of this. I sprayed it on and immediately thought to myself – “this stuff smells weird.” Now all day I have the smell on my face and I get whiffs of it as I sit at my desk. It’s supposed to give a matte finish, but after about 1 hour – my face was back to being a bit oily. The best thing about this stuff is that it has SPF. I like the other SPF products from COOLA that I have, but I don’t think I will be recommending this one.
Unfortunately this Birchbox was a bust for me this month. However, I still love trying out new products and maybe I would have bought the full size version of any of these and then figured out I didn’t like them. This is so much more fun! haha
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