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October Birchbox Review

Happy Halloween Cosmo Lushies!  I went to a Halloween Party on Saturday night at a Cat Rescue with my cat-loving friend and it was so much fun! We got to play with kittens, feed treats to the feral cats, and dress up as cats!  All in all, I would say it was a great night!

So, I am back on track and so proud that I am actually reviewing a Birchbox during the correct month (even if it is the last day of the month).  Go me!  This month was all about reviving and restoring.  I got a face & hair mask, mascara, perfume and a lip stick.  The star of this box was definitely the LOC lip stick.  Read on to see what I loved and what to skip.

LOC Complete Tati Collection for Lips | Birchbox $20: I am always a bit skeptical when receiving products from brands I am not familiar with.  This product really surprised me.  It’s a Birchbox brand and Tati is a famous Youtuber.  I typically do not wear bright or dark colors on my lips, but this season I have been doing it nonstop.  I got this product in Glam Life.  It is a creamy matte lip crayon I guess you can call it.  The color looked great on my skintone.  I will be adding this to my Fall lipstick rotation!  LOVE!


Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask | Birchbox $58:  This mask promises an instant glow.  When applying the mask, the consistency reminds me of jelly like the Fresh Rose Moisturizing Mask.  The directions state to put on a thick layer of the product and to let it dry for 20-30 min.  By the end, my face was stiff from the dried mask.  After washing off the product, I didn’t notice an immediate glow.  This mask was okay for me.  I did read that you can use this as a spot treatment.  Maybe I will try it for that instead.  SKIP.


Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara | Birchbox $20Unfortunately my eyelashes do not cooperate with any mascara out there except for Cover Girl.  This was no exception.  As soon as I put it on my curled lashes, they immediately went straight.  I have seen a lot of great reviews on this mascara, but it just didn’t work out for me.


amika Nourishing Mask | Birchbox $28:  Great thing about this hair mask is that it’s free of parabens and is meant to help treat frizzy, dry hair.  When I used this, unfortunately I didn’t feel like my hair was as soft and luxurious as with other hair masks.  It really just felt like any other conditioner that I have used.  I would have to SKIP this.


TokyoMilk Dark Pretty Rotten Eau de Parfum | Birchbox $42:  First of all, who names their products “rotten?”  Sadly, this did smell pretty rotten, excuse the pun.  It was horrible.  So horrible, in fact, that after smelling it from the tube I actually threw it away in the trash can.  Sorry TokyoMilk but this just isn’t for me.  SKIP!


I hope that everyone has a fun and safe Halloween tonight!  If you enjoy my reviews and want to review your own Birchbox, click on this link to start your subscription for only $10 a month!  Until next month!


Best Mascaras

So this past weekend, one of my coworkers told me that I had to watch this stand-up comedy special on Netflix – Ali Wong: Baby Cobra.  If you have NOT watched this by now and you have Netflix, you are missing out big time.  I was laughing so hard, I am sure if someone was around me, they would not have known if I was laughing or crying.  Seriously, it was HILARIOUS.  Do yourself a favor, especially when you are having a bad day – and watch this special!

Now on to a beauty post!  By request, from my dear friend Florence down in San Diego, it’s time to talk about the Best Mascaras!  I do have to tell you though…I have ONE tried and true mascara that I have been using for YEARS.  I have stick-straight Chinese eyelashes, which makes it very difficult to keep them curled. Every mascara that I have ever tried – expensive, drugstore, mascara primer, EVERYTHING… has failed to keep my eyelashes curled.  Usually, they fall right back to being as straight as can be after applying.  So what works for me?  It’s the Covergirl Lash Blast Waterproof Volume Mascara in Very Black.  Best thing I have ever discovered.  It definitely makes my eyelashes look a bit fuller and longer – you have to try it!  Only bad thing is that it is extremely difficult to take off.  I recommend using some sort of cleansing oil, coconut oil, whatever oil you’re currently using to get it all off.

The other mascaras I have listed on here, are some of the best selling ones out on the market right now.  I have heard great things and even have friends who swear by some of these.  Tip:  A few times a year, Nordstrom will have a buy 2, get 1 free Mascara Madness Event.  That is a great time to try some out and save a few bucks!

Has anyone tried a mascara not listed on here that works well on Asian eyelashes?  If so, let me know!  I love trying new things!