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.

 

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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.

October Ipsy 2015

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Hello Beauties 👋
So it’s that time of the month….. YES!!! my Ipsy bag.  Lets get to the point and show you guys what I received.

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Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Scrub
This product is a gel with little microbeads.  It does have a slight pumkin smell but not to overpowering. I have used it once and felt really nice so will definitely keep using this.
Here is what the website says on Ipsy:

“The Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub cleanses and polishes skin using a powerful combination of natural ingredients to reveal an illuminating, flawless complexion. The perfect dose of pumpkin just in time for October!
Pumpkin Enzymes combine with Apple and Almond Acids to dissolve cellular debris within the poresApricot Grains gently polish away dead skin cellsPumpkin Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E protect and hydrate skin”.

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eva-nyc Therapy Session Haor Mask
I’m just excited to try this product. Glad I received a hair product.
Here is what the website says on Ipsy:

“The Therapy Session Hair Mask deeply conditions, repairs and strengthens dry and damaged hair. Argan Oil nourishes and revitalizes, while Keravis Protein drastically increases hair’s strength and elasticity. The results are hydrated, soft and manageable hair.  Keravis Protein is clinically proven to strengthen hairRich in vitamins A & EFree of sulfates, parabens, artificial colors”.

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it Cosmetics Hello Lashes Clinically Proven 5-1 Mascara
I have never tried anything from this brand.  I’m loving this mascara it lengthened and curled my eyelashes. The wand is very different to what I’m used to but it works.
Here is what the website says on Ipsy:

“Clinically shown to increase lash volume by 430%! Developed with leading plastic surgeons to give you luxuriously plump and healthy lashes, this conditioning 5-in-1 formula is so effective, it can replace your mascara, primer, peptide growth serum, tint and curler. Plus, the innovative brush design features a lash ball detailer that gently lifts and curls even the tiniest of lashes.
Contains lash-enhancing Peptides, Collagen, Proteins, Acai, Jojoba, Green Tea and Vitamins A, C, E and B5Paraben-free, fragrance-free, phthalate-free and sulfate-free”.

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Emite Makeup Professional Slant Tweezers
These were great to receive and I gave these to my daughter so she can stop stealing mine. Now I just need a pair for the husband 😄.

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theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick
Love theBalm brand but for some reason I was not a big fan of this color just didn’t look good on me.  Now this is my first time trying liquid lipstick and I like the staying power. I did have to put a balm first then the product and it was not as drying as some people claim.  It was very comfortable to wear so I will look into other shades.
Here is what the website says on Ipsy:

“theBalm introduces a truly loyal long-lasting liquid lipstick—Meet Matt(e) Hughes. This long-wearing formula has a comfortable matte finish with no commitment issues. This matte vanilla mint liquid lipstick is stuck on you without feeling clingy!
Long-wearing matte finishComfortable, buildable coverageVanilla mint flavor.”

This product I reedemed with my points.

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Befine Cucumber Facial Mask

I’m really glad I picked this product because I’m loving it.
It has a fresh cucumber scent and feels cool on the skin. It left my skin fresh and glowing.

Thanks for stopping in ;).

💙Betiluvsmakeup💙

Beauty Bargain * L.A. Colors babyPOP! Eyeshadow and Lipgloss*

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Hello Beauties 👋
So I stopped at Dollar General this morning and of course I head to the makeup aisle 😍.  I saw these product and thought “Cute”.  Now I have seen this brand before but never have tried them before. 2/$1.00 “What a steal” I picked up 6 eyeshadows and 2 lipglosses. So lets get to the point.

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Teal Steel 0.12 OZ
This is a very beautiful teal color very soft and pigmented.

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Reminds me of a mermaid.

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Wine Shimmer 0.12 OZ
This color is a deep wine matte color.

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It’s still a very nice dark rich color.

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Blue Mermaid 0.12 OZ
This shadow is also very pigmented blue steel color.

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Black Frost 0.12 OZ

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The name says it all with a hint of shimmer.

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Really like this black frost color and vey pigmented.

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Golden 0.12 OZ
This gold brown color is my favorite.

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Also very pigmented

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Nude Shimmer 0.12 OZ

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A great highlight color this was just a bit chalky but very pigmented.

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I did pick up two lipglosses one in Nude and the other one in red.

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There was a pink color also, these lipglosses are sheer but have lots of color.
Overall not what I expected from cheaper makeup.  Very impressed with these product and the quality.
For this price they are affordable and very worth trying out.  So check your local Dollar General and pick these up and let me know how you like them.  Thanks for stopping in 💛.

💙Betiluvsmakeup💙

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💙

💙Betiluvsmakeup💙

September 2015 Ipsy

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Here is my September 2015 Ipsy.
Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription, just like Birchbox. I think the only difference is that Birchbox has higher end products.  Ipsy has been having some very good product compared to a few years ago.  I still like the products in Ipsy but sometimes I feel that even though they are bigger samples I don’t get use of some of them. I’m still testing Ipsy and it has had very good samples.

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Octavio Argan Oil 1 fl oz
Very nice sample and I have been using this product so far I’m enjoying it. I have been applying it on my ends of my hair when I get out of the shower and during the day.  This sample size will last me awhile 👍.

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream 1 fl oz
I was Super excited about this product.  With fall and winter coming up my skin needs the extra hydration.  This has been working great for me definitely a very good product.  I have been using it every night and before I put my makeup as a moisturizer. My skin feels soft and moisturizing 👍.  e

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     Ipsy💛NYX Eyeshadow Trio
These clors are very nice for Fall. The champagne color I feel is not very pigmented and you might want to use a good eye primer to set this.  The lid color is a very nice bronzed color very nice pigmented and the crease colo a dark brown/black.  I will definitely get use of these shadows 👍.

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Elizabeth Mott Tinted Eye Brow Gel in Medium Dark  0.14 oz
Ipsy nailed tis product to my profile definitely loving this product. With a small applicator this brush is perect for my brows, will definitely get plenty of use👍.

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Color City City Chic Lipstick in Je t’aime
This is a nice fall color lipstick very moisturizing and last pretty long.  My only issue is that the lipstick in the tube does not match the bottom of the lipstick.  The color show a mauve color but in the tube is a more reddish color.  It’s still very nice and for being a inexpensive lipstick ( $4.99 ) I really like it.  I would definitely like to try other colors from this brand👍.

*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.