May 2016 Birchbox and Review

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Hello Beauties,

It’s that Awesome! time of the month.  My Birchbox has arrived, this month I was pretty excited about my products.  I did not choose the curated box this month and let Birchbox just pick my products.  So here they are:

COOLA Daydream SPF 30 Mineral Makeup Primer- Full size, $42.oo

I do like COOLA products and have tried them before, so when I get it in my box I’m very pleased since they are very pricey.  The only down thing about this product was that there was not lots of product in the little deluxe sample.  When I hold it up to the light I was able to see a tiny bit in there.  The primer works great and it’s super silky and soft.  Plus it has SPF.

Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Plumping Mousse- Full size, $20.00

This product smells like roses but not too over powering and it’s suppose to help fine hair with volume.  I have used it a few times and I really like it.  I would purchase this hair product since it is a higher end hair product.

BONUS! Shampoo and Conditioner

These are foil packets but I don’t mind because you  get to review them for 10 points each.  I was able to get two uses out of these. They smell like roses and left a light scent on my hair. Full sizes, $18.00

MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50 for Body- Full size, $39.00

This sample has no scent to it and very lightweight.  It has a very high SPF but it’s very expensive. I will use this product but it’s something I will not purchase.

MODELCO Lip Lacquer-Morocco-Full size Trio, $16.00

This is a nude lip gloss and it’s very nice but I really don’t need another lip gloss so I will pass this one to my sister.

RealChemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel for Body-Full size, $34.00

Now this product I LOVED!!! I didn’t expect this would work since I already use a sugar scrub every other week and I like it.  Then I tried this and it was AMAZING I was able to use it on my arms and shoulders.  It comes in a gel form with very fine grains.  I used it in the shower and it left my skin super soft.  I’m debating if this will be my next purchase with my points.

 

April Birchbox

Hello Beauties,

 It’s that time again, My Birchbox has arrived!  This month Birchbox did a collaboration with Rifle Paper Co.  I also choose the curated box this month since the samples choices to me were not very interesting.

Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution- Full size, $21

This water solution does 3 things removes makeup, cleanses skin, and soothes irritation.  I’m really excited to try this product since I have nothing like this. Marcelle is also a very good brand and it’s not the first time Birchbox has features this brand.

Dr. Jart+ Liftra Contour Cream- Full size, $60

  Dr. Jart is also another brand  I like very much.  This cream firms, lifts, and                               plumps skin.  Also this is a very pricey brand so I get excited when this brands                         is in a box.

 Laura Geller New York Baked Blush-n-Brighten- Full size $28

  This blush-highlighter duo is  very beautiful and gives you a natural-looking                             flush.   I like to combine this product with another blush just lightly.

  Parlor by Jeff Chastain Volumizing gave Lifting Spray- Full size,$24 

  I received this product last month so I’m not upset to get another one since I gave                  mine away to a friend who wanted to try it.  I will say this smells nice and it gives                    you volume and lift.

 Tocca Crema da Mano- Giuliettta-Full size, $20

  I like how soft and silky this lotion is and the scent is very light.  It is loaded with                   natural botanical, this green apple and pink tulip lotion absorbs in a flush.

Let me know what you got in you Birchbox. Also here is a code for 20% off your next order at Rifle paper Co S4Y-75U.

Weekend Review *Laura Gellar Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation*

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Hello Beauties 👋
So I figured I would review this product since I have had it for a bit.  I did receive this product in a Birchbox awhile back.
Now I believe I did get this during the summer so at that time I had a bit of skin issues such as various dry spots on my face :(.  So when I first tried this product I hated it.  Well first I did apply it with my fingers, second it just showed my dry patches on my face.  Away it went in the back of my makeup.

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I decided to give it another chance after a few months.  Now I had started using a moisturizer so no more dry patches and I used my beauty blender when I applied it.
Major difference….. I really liked it.

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Long wearing, radiant finish, full coverage and very lightweight.  I kind of had a tan so this was perfect since I had the color in Golden Medium.

This is what the website says about this product:
The next generation of Baked, now in a full-coverage liquid formula! Loose pigments are coated in Almond Oil, then baked in Italy on terracotta tiles to create perfect spheres of color that lay evenly on skin. Blended with skin-loving, moisturizing ingredients, this foundation delivers weightless, creamy color correction with a natural skin finish. The long-wearing, streak- free formula leaves skin glowing and healthy looking—like radiance in a bottle!

I think if you have dry skin this foundation is not for you.  Have you tried this product?  Thanks for stopping in💙

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*June 2014 Birchbox*

This Month's Box

 

This month I received 7 items in my Birchbox, some of them where foil packets (2) but you are still able to get points on them…….. SUPER EXITED!!!.  Here they are:

Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo

Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo

$24.00/8oz

This shampoo is especially formulated  to tame frizzed-out and tangle-prone hair.  I have been using this product and I do like the smell of the shampoo and it makes my hair look shiny and clean.   This is a product that I would splurge on and something I would buy once in awhile.  Overall I like the product and the sample size is great.  I have been using it for about a week and still have plenty.

Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner

Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner

$27.50/8 oz

For this sample I did receive a foil packet, I actually used half of it last night and still can get one more use out of it.   It is suppose to give you a high shine look and control your frizz.  Once again the smell of this product I really like and it is one of the many shampoo samples that I have received through Birchbox that I would actually think about purchasing.

Egyptian Magic Skin Cream 4oz

Egyptian Magic Skin Cream

$38.00/4 oz

This product I have seen in other monthly boxes but I never knew exactly what this was .   I guess it can be use for many things such as face cream, hair mask, treatment for burns and has even been know to heal psoriasis and eczema.  The ingredients are all natural Olive Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Propolis Extract.  This is gonna be interesting to use I want to try the hair mask and see if this works.  It’s a bit pricey for the amount but I did receive a nice sample to try.  Can’t wait to try this  🙂

LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil

LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil

$18.00/.07

Another great sample, this lip product to me is really creamy and almost has a pastel color to it.  The color I received was Bees Knees (Coral) very nice and definitely want to try another color.

Davines OI / All in One Milk

Davines OI / All in One Milk

$28.00/135 ml

Another foil sample from this product which I did use today and I really like.  This multipurpose leave-in treatment is specifically formulated to moisturize and amplify strands for long-lasting style.  It has so many benefits such as  it supports hair growth and protects it from harmful UV radiation.    Overall I really like Davines product and will look at what else they carry.

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum

$62.00/1 fl oz

I have tried Caudalie products before through Birchbox and always like what I receive the only thing is that they are on the pricey side.   I like receiving wrinkle serums so I will get good use of it.  Even though it’s a small sample you still get plenty of use since I only use a small amount and I focus on my eyes more.

Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris – 3.4 oz

Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris

$110.00/3.4 oz

I really like this perfume with this multifaceted perfume has citrus top notes that open up to aromas of lush orange blossom, sweet jasmine, and fresh gardenia. The fragrance rounds out with hints of amber and musk.  Mine came in a small spray which I like better than the vial ones.  Birchbox really hit a home run on this one, the scent is PERFECT for me.

Well once again I’m enjoying my box, let me know if you have tried any of these products,  and what did you receive in your Birchbox?.  Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

*February Birchbox 2014*

BIRCHBOX SCORE   2.5 out of 5

This month I am not to super excited about my Birchbox.   I still like what I received and two of the products  I can’t wait to try.  So here is what my box looks like :/

This Month's Box

Now I still love Birchbox is just this month was not as great as all my previous boxes,  I have been receiving some good one in the past.

AYRES Bar Soap   AYRES Bar Soap 10.00

This product is filled with good nutrients like Shea Butter,  cocoa butter,  and olive oil cleanses, hydrates, and softens skin.   I really enjoy natural ingredient products.

 Cynthia Rowley Beauty Liquid Liner 18.00

Super excited to try this product I don’t own many liquid liners and it’s just what I need since I don’t have any at the moment.  It is super fine and you can work your line as thin or thick as you like.

Agave Healing Oil Treatment - 2 oz.Agave Healing Oil Treatment 24.00/2 oz

This is another item I can’t wait to try , a hair product which I love to receive in my boxes 🙂 .  This product is  parabens, sulfates, and phthalates free it has natural conditioning ingredients to keep hair soft.  The only not so good thing about this is the packaging sucks.  I have received other oil treatments and they have come in a bottle before ( spoiled ).  I am still excited to see if this product works well.

Joan VassL’eau de Opale 75.00

Now I am not complaining about receiving a perfume sample since the last time I received one was back in May 2013.  So I don’t mind getting these once in a while.   This perfume has blends of valencia orange,  pink pepper with a sweet combination of cinnamon leaf, jasmine sambac, and tuberose middle notes.   Guess I’ll see if I like it or not.

 

Paula’s Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum 30.00

An anti-aging product which I don’t mind receiving  you can use it morning or night.   It helps protect, hydrate, repair, and fight unwelcome lines and wrinkles. It’s 100 percent fragrance- and colarant-free, and contains anti-irritants to soothe skin and reduce inflammation. Works on all skin types, but is ideal for normal to dry or combination skin.  Perfect for my skin 🙂

Let me know what’s in your box 🙂 do you like the product and have you tried any of these items? .   Have a Great Day 🙂

*December 2013 Birchbox *

Well here are my GOODIES for the month of DECEMBER!!!!  Lets do this 🙂

Birchbox: December 2013

 Nelson j Beverly Hills Argan Oil 7 Non Foaming Shampoo

$22.00/8oz

This is a “non-foaming” shampoo ….. Hmmm now I have tried a different brand from Birchbox and I still not to sure on this idea :/ .  This product is free of harsh parabens and sulfates, two ingredients that can cause damage to already-brittle hair.  It also functions as a shampoo, conditioner, detangler, shine spray, smoothing serum, color protector, and pre-styling lotion.  It has a very minty scent which is nice.

morelia Camille Beckman Glycerin Hand Therapy

$14.00/ 6 oz

This lotion came in a cute packaging with a butterfly on the top.  It has vitamin E, aloe vera, almond oil, and moisturizing glycerin.  It is really soft and leaves my skin feeling nice.  It has hints of green tea and amber but I wouldn’t pay this much for some lotion.  Nice to try though.

 Greenleaf Starlight Candle $17.00/9.5oz

This candle I enjoy the aroma the candle is a blend of soy and vegetable waxes. It dispenses a bubbly scent of fruits, citrus, and mint—with just a hint of white musk.  Now I do like candles so this might be a spoiler for me.

tulip Mally  Beauty Lip Magnifier $20.00/.10oz

I was super excited to see this in my box, I have never tried Mally Beauty product and to see a full size made me SMILE.  My color is called Tulip ( muave color ) and it is very sheer when I applied it, I had to do a few applications so you could see it.  It just gave me a a hint of color and it was very creamy and smooth.  I would definitely like to try a different shade.

 Skin&Co Roma TRUFFLE THERAPHY SERUM

$75.00/30ml

This was a very generous sample I received, now anything regarding aging I will surely try.  This serum is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential acids truffle extract fends off damaging free radicals to keep skin looking soft and supple.  The price is pretty high but for an anti aging cream  I don’t know.  With the deluxe sample they sent you should be able to see some difference in your skin.

Well that is my goodies I will post my Jamuary Birchbox soon.  Let me know what is in your box and if you liked your products.

* October 2013 Birchbox *

October….. Already Wow! ……. Time has just gone by so quick and here is my Birchbox for this month.

This Month's Box

Another AWESOME! box……….. You know my previous boxes have been super Great! and I have been loving them.   I so love this subscription Thanks Birchbox,

POP Beauty Aqua LacquerPOP Beauty Aqua Lacquer $14.00

Yeah!!!  Another lip product ……. Not complaining.   This lip gloss is infused with vitamin E and Jojoba oil, for moisture.  It comes in 6 different shades and I like lip products so I cant wait to try this out.

 

Klorane Shampoo with Desert DateKlorane  Shampoo with Desert Date $13.00

I also received some shampoo and conditioner in my last box and still have not finished it.   This shampoo has Desert Dates fro the regions of Africa  ( fancy ) this fruit nourishes and revives dry,damaged  and brittle hair.  These shampoo samples are great especially for travel and love when I receive deluxe sample size.

 

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter KitLiz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Set $24.50

Now this product I’m excited to try out, it claims it has won more than 90 Beauty Awards.  This cleanser removes all traces of dirt, grime, and make-up, it comes with a muslin cloth that removes dulling dead skin cells.  The cleanser contains cocoa butter, and 2 astringents eucalyptus essential oil and rosemary.   You can also buy the cloths separate.

 

Liz Earle Pure Muslin ClothsLiz Earle Muslin Cloth $6.00

These tighten woven fibers are suppose to gently lift away dead skin along with the remaining cleanser on your skin.    It is 100% cotton to gently exfoliate.   I’m always looking to try out face products so looking forward to this.

 

ChapStick® Hydration LockChapStick Hydration Lock

 

This product is a Birchbox Find and I do like chapstick product, I prefer Carmex.  My husband will like this and it will go to him.  Especially since winter is almost here and he is always licking those lips.

 

Well that is it another GREAT ! box this month let me know what you have in your October Birchbox.