Birchbox December 2014


I love how sometimes Birchbox adds a little something extra to your name… How cute is that?!

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And I love love love the box this month!

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Borghese Splendore Brightening Makeup–

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Birchbox Says: Light Diffusing liquid shimmer that veils imperfections and leaves a gorgeous glow.

Lara Says: This looks similar to benefits High Beam, I’m interested to compare them.  and this is a generous sample size!

Mirenesse iCurl Secret Weapon 24 Hr Mascara–



Birchbox Says: With its unique sculpting brush, this long-lasting formula gives lashes a dramatic lift.

Lara Says: You know I love me some mascara so I’m excited to give this a go and I’ll be sure to let you know the results. 

Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask–

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Birchbox Says: Made with antioxidant-rich tea, this mask firms and brightens skin in just eight minutes.

Lara Says: Yay! A face mask I can write a review on… :) 

Rusk Texture Spray–

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Birchbox Says: This medium hold spray gives any hair volume and shape— while keeping its natural bounce.

Lara Says:  I equally want to try this product and not try it. Why? I want to know what the fuss is (This is probably one of the most talked about hair products of the year) and I also don’t want to try it in case I like because of with the price tag involved… Is ignorance bliss?  Who knows… 

SeaRX Anti-Wrinkle Facial Lift Treatment Serum–



Birchbox Says: With Dead Sea minerals and potent hydrators, this formula fights wrinkles and fine lines.

Lara Says: I’ve noticed some lines this year.. EEKK… Now I’m all about getting them tighter and preventing new ones so this shall be given a fair shot. 


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Products I’ve Hit Pan On—C.O. Bigelow – Rose Salve – No. 012

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Almost a year ago I did a review on this lip balm and I’m happy to say that I’ve almost used it all up!  I love the feeling you get when you finish up a product, am I the only one? Please tell me I’m not completely weird in finding satisfaction in using up a product!!


As you can see from the pictures I’ll be done with this in a few weeks.  I probably won’t repurchase as I have a ton of lip balms to use.  And as I mentioned in my review I really like to use this as moisturizer for my cuticles and I’ve got plenty of those types of products to use as well.

Products Mentioned::

C.O. Bigelow – Rose Salve – No. 012– $5.50

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day 8…. NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set

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Sorry for the late upload!  I scheduled this post for what I thought was 12pm but no, it was schedule for 12am…. Better late then never right?



I hope you all are enjoy the 12 days of Christmas Giveaway.  The adage is true, its so much better to give then to receive,  I love that I’m able to share theses prizes with you!!

Todays prize is another limited edition item that is already sold out….

Its the NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set


I love Nyx Butter Glosses and I know that a lot of you do too! I first found out about this set from one of my favorite YouTubers Emily Eddington (EmilyNoel83) on her Beauty Broadcast Express channel (if you are not subscribed, you should be!) I picked one up for myself, one for you guys and a few for Christmas presents….

To enter this giveaway like this post and comment below with your favorite lip product! 







The Brush Egg

If you recall I wrote a wrote back in February about my favorite way to clean my brushes.  I still use the Black Soap  but I have a new decisive that I like to use and it is reasonably priced! Yeah win win!  I have a mini version of the Sigma Brush Glove that I thought was available for purchase but after further research I found that it was sent to me as a bonus after I bought some brushes.  The full size brush glove retails for $35.00 and I haven’t been able fork over the money for it and I’m so glad I didn’t!  I found the brush egg while doing some research on the Sigma Brush Glove and I knew for $10.00 I could afford to give it a try.  They come in three colors, Purple, Pink, and Mint.  You do not get to choose your color you are sent whatever is available.  I received a mint colored one which is probably what I would have chosen had I been given a choice but I would have been happy with any of the colors.

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After one use I ordered another to use for the Christmas Giveaway because it is that good!  Keep your eyes peeled to the blog, Facebook and twitter to see when I give this away, you are really going to love it!!


The Brush Egg:: $8.00 

Day Five of Twelve Day’s of Christmas Giveaway

Welcome to day five of the Twelve Day’s of Christmas Giveaway!  Today’s prize is one of my favorite scrubs the Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub.  I wrote a review of this facial scrub back in July and it is still one of my favorites, I’m almost done with my second tube and yes I have a back up :) To enter this giveaway all you have to do is like this post and comment below with your favorite Christmas Movie, I think mine is White Christmas.



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Day Two of Twelve Day of Christmas Giveaway!

Hello Beauty Lovers  welcome to day two of our giveway!  Todays prize is Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched (travel size), e.l.f. Essential Super Glossy Lip Shine in Pink Kiss, and e.l.f. Essential Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Summer Nights.  All you have to do to enter is follow the blog and like this post!


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