It’s been awhile blog friends. Hope there are still a few of you out there. I just started my 2 week staycation and I have to say…I’M BACK!!! So far on this staycation I have, worked out almost every single day (I’m going to lose some pounds damn it!), I went to the Born Free Motorcycle Show with my boyfriend (and now I know what’s it like to go to a festival in the desert – it was 100 degrees), and I helped save a kitten and find it a forever home (I have done my good deed for the month and I think I want to foster kittens now….). So that’s what I have been up to on the other side of the computer screen.
Now, on to the blog – I have so many new reviews and I am so excited to share them with all of you. Now, let’s get back to business. First up…
This month’s Birchbox had a mix of really great products and some that were not so great. Let’s begin with the good…
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray | Birchbox $46: If you get Birchbox, you know that each month – you get to pick one of your samples. This is the one I picked. It is one of my holy grail products that I use on my hair every single day. I am a “messy hair don’t care” type of gal and this stuff gives it just the right amount of texture and grit. Plus, it has a lovely smell. Well worth the money. I must be on my 5th bottle!
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 | Birchbox $39: When BB cream was all the range a few years back, Dr. Jart+ was one of the first BB creams I used. This was actually the same exact one. I loved it, except I realized after awhile that it was clogging my pores. That’s just me though. If you’re looking for a premium BB cream, this is it and it comes in 2 different shades. I’m Shade #1 if you are curious.
Vasanti BrightenUp! New Skin Amplifying Moisturizer | Birchbox $34: I love the Vasanti brand. In one of my first Birchbox’s, I got a sample of the Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator and it was life changing. I love this exfoliator. So when I got a sample of this moisturizer, I was super excited. It’s lightweight which is good for a day time moisturizer (make sure you put on your SPF too!) and for the hot summer months. Great if you have oily skin and need a light moisturizer.
Now let’s get to the not so good products…
Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil | Birchbox $24: I feel like I’m always saying this with these types of reviews but…I had high hopes for this. I was so excited to see that it was coming in my box. However, the sample was the SMALLEST SAMPLE EVER! When I tried it on my eyebrows, I couldn’t get a good grip on it. I can’t even give you an honest opinion on this because the sample was so small. No Benefit Cosmetics…NO! How could you do this? Very poor marketing on your part….
Manna Kadar Cosmetics Eye Candy Priming Shadow Stick | Birchbox $24: This thing came to me broken. I didn’t even want to open the cap and deal with the stick falling out and making a mess. So I just took a picture of it and threw it in the trash. Amazing that it is of such low quality, it broke going through the mail. I didn’t even get this during the heat wave… so I can’t say that it melted in the Southern California heat. NOPE.
3 out of 5 were winners. YAY!
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