I totally forgot about my subscriptions this month…
I’ve been overly involved with Johnny Weir’s Sochi wardrobe.
Beyond chic. I don’t even know if my Birchbox came late because of the stupid snow. Anyway, here’s what I got (I’m trying all these products right now, as I type).
Caudaile, Makeup Remover Cleansing Water
The size + packaging is nice, it looks organic but I think it’s just fronsh. I’m just not that into it. I like to use makeup remover wipes, because it’s easier. This is one step too much for me, and I didn’t think it worked that well. I just wiped my face off and this did a decent job removing eye makeup, but there was a lot of shmear going on. I don’t like the scent either, it reminds me of something bad… but I don’t know what (maybe it smells like someone I hate). I wouldn’t use this again unless I was having a makeup remover emergency.
Miracle Skin Transformer, Face Spotlight
I thought this was just sunscreen, but apparently it’s a 5 in 1 illuminating complexion enhancer… what? The directions say to use a pearl sized amount, and I did enjoy that. Most things say to use a pea or dime sized amount. Wow, I just put this on… and I’m impressed. I thought it was going to be white, but it’s a bronzey shade. It was easy to apply, and ended up giving me a really natural glow. The only thing I didn’t like was that it left my hands shimmery (guess I should’ve applied with a sponge). I would definitely buy this if it wasn’t $50, awesome product.
Beauty Protector, Protect & Oil
I’m a product abuser, so oils make me nervous. I always use too much and end up greasy. This oil smells amazing, kind of like chocolate and amber mixed together. I tried the oil on dry hair, and it did make my hair insanely shiny (and soft). I’m going to try it on wet hair tonight, and if I still like it… I’ll get it. The price isn’t bad at all, it’s like $22 and a little goes a long way. It reminds me of the Orofluido Elixir, except it’s $10 cheaper.
Ruby Wing, Color Changing Nail Polish in Kitten Heels
I like the pink shade, but I don’t know how I feel about a changing nail color. What if I leave the house and think my nails match my outfit, then all of a sudden they don’t?
This polish is supposed to change colors in the sun, I wonder if it actually works. I’m not trying it right now, I’m very happy with the shade that’s currently on my nails.
Juicy Couture, Couture La La Malibu
I hate perfume samples. They’re so small that they aren’t even worth keeping. I usually just spray them all around my house until the perfume runs out. This one blends sparkling mandarin and pink sugar. It doesn’t smell bad, but it’s a little fruity. I like more of a woodsy unisex sent. The longer this fragrance is on me, the more I like it. However, it’s just not my kind of scent.
I didn’t like this box when I first saw the contents, but they grew on me. I’d rather spend $10 on this Birchbox than the following:
- 10 E.L.F. eyeshadows
- 1 session in a level 2 bed at my tanning salon
- 2 venti green tea frappuccinos
- 3 boxes of Target brand swiffer pads