We missed #WorldSelfieDay Yesterday, so Maisie and I (and my son) made up for it today lol
NOT bad for almost 50 years old, huh?
I noticed that my skin responded really well to this. I am super stoked about it!
WITHIN 24 HOURS of being kicked out of keto due to the cocktails, I am back IN thanks to the keto drink I’ve been using!! I am so excited!
I have to admit, I wasn’t too jazzed about this month’s Birchbox. I’d been waiting with baited breath for the Anastasia Brow Pencil… but once I received it, was ‘meh’. My trusty Rimmel brow pencil is better than this one for me. They do about the same thing, except the Rimmel pencil seems to be less ‘smudgy’.
The Tocca body scrub was nice… albeit smallish. The concealer crayon is ok for cleaning up brow meses, but not much else if you need a decent undereye concealer. The hair leave in stuff was ‘ok’. The perfume was DISGUSTING.
I am seriously considering canceling my subscription soon. So far, Ipsy is a far better deal.
these are handy dandy tips
So gorgeous at 51!
I will review these the next time I am able to wear makeup. Hoping the brow stuff works (at least ONE of them…)
I bought the NYX brow things in one fell swoop at Target the day that I did my failed Wet n Wild brow review.
W7 is a popular drugstore brand from the UK. Their nude eye shadow palettes have been making news on the interwebs as great dupes for Urban Decay’s Naked eyeshadow palette.
The W7 palettes require an eye shadow primer or water for the lighter colors. When I did a quick swatch test on my arm, they barely showed up.
Let me first state the obvious:
I have very big lips.
Lipsticks, glosses, balms- these are my thing. I was so excited when I received this sample in my Birchbox this month- the rest of that review is HERE.
That excitement QUICKLY turned to dismay, then horror, then a total FREAKOUT when I realized that this stuff WASN’T COMING OFF WITHOUT A FIGHT.
It started innocently enough- received my cute, nicely sized sample in my Birchbox. The color was a shade of hot pink called “Bella”. I love hot pink lipstick, so I opened it up and tried it on immediately.
Half way through the application process, I realized that I needed a lip brush immediately. Even with the brush, it was VERY difficult to get an even application. This lipstick was NOT forgiving. Even worse, it only wanted to adhere to the DRY OUTER EDGES of my lips, leaving the insides looking totally and shockingly bare.
When I tried to remove the stuff, it WOULD NOT BUDGE.
I first applied Pond’s Cold Cream and tried to scrape it all off with a wash rag.
NOPE, didn’t work… so, I applied the cold cream a couple more times and continued scrubbing.
FINALLY, after a vigorous and painful washing of my lower face, I was able to get most of it off.
From all the scrubbing, I was rewarded with hideously swollen lips and a pink color all over my lower face and chin.
Would I buy this crap? HELL NO.
I hope it works for you, because this stuff is NEVER coming in contact with my skin again, ever. EVER.
I hate this stuff.
Rating: -2857 outta 5
My very first Birchbox and Birchbox Man subscriptions arrived on Monday, which was fantastic since it was R’s birthday… I bought him the subscription for his gift. I think I am enjoying it far more than he would. I will review the Birchbox Man box first:
The first thing we saw when opening the Birchbox Man package was a teeny (child sized, really) Mizu Water bottle. It retails for $16.95 on the Birchbox site. R gave it to C, because he uses much bigger liter sized water bottles and this one was far too small. C will probably end up giving it back to me for Maisie at some point.
The Birchbox Man box is twice as big as a regular Birchbox- which it should be considering it costs twice as much!
This month’s samples included:
Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash
Birchbox Man + River Virtual Reality Viewer
Hanz de Fuko Natural Shampoo
Hanz de Fuko Natural Conditioner
CoSTUME National Eau de Parfum SCENT INTENSE
Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream with Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40
Tommy John Cool Cotton Trunk (undies)
I cannot tell you how much this box was worth- but I know that the underwear is 29.00 on Birchbox- add that to the Mizu bottle and those two items alone were worth about $45.00, which isn’t bad considering the box itself was $20.00.
We couldn’t figure out the virtual reality viewer. He liked the shampoo and conditioner. I LOVED the parfum- which is actually a UNISEX fragrance that reminded me of men’s Bvlgari cologne.
My Birchbox Subscription Box:
this box contained:
stila look at me liquid lipstick in Bella (hot pink)
Harvey Prince Hello, Limited Edition (perfume)
Supergoop! Daily Correct CC cream SPF 35+
Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray
derma e Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Scrub
Let me start off by saying how much I HATED, HATED, HATED the liquid lipstick! I will be doing an in-depth review soon, but here’s a sneak peek:
This crap CLUNG to the dryer parts of my mouth and wouldn’t adhere to the insides, leaving my lips looking like Kabuki Clown Meets Vagina Mouth. I loved the color, but HELL NO re the formula. Again, leaving the review for another post, as it DESERVES an closer look at the nightmare I endured.
I didn’t get a chance to try the perfume in my box because I was too busy spraying myself with the Birchbox Man sample. I LOVED the CC cream and the face scrub.
Total for the regular Birchbox: no idea. It’s 3 am and math is not my strong suit.