June Birchbox 2016

 

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LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in Haute Cocoa — $10.00

From Birchbox brand LOC, this creaseless, waterproof shadow doubles as a long lasting liner

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Nuxe Reve deMiel Facial Cleansing and Makeup Removing Gel– $19.00

This French multitasker dissolves dirt, oil and makeup while soothing and softening skin.

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The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick Raisin the Roof–$14.95

This stick boasts a soft, sweet tint and moisturizes lips with good for you ingredients.

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Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer — $21.00

Packed with antioxidants and humectants, this rich formula works as both a mask and a daily moisturizer.

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Davines Authentic  Cleansing Nectar Hair/Body– $28.50

This nourishing shampoo-meets-body -wash uses organic oils to cleanse and hydrate from head to toe.

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Bonus Davines Authentic Moisturizing Balm Face/Body/Hair– $26.50

We’ve added in this tree in one balm that conditions hair, nourishes skin and even removes makeup.

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Mask Monday:: Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask

I received this mask in a birchbox and after it was sitting in my bathroom for oh I don’t know a good nine months I decided I should give it a try.

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What It Is: A firming clay facial mask with tea leaves.

What It Does: Leaves skin firmer and brighter.

Key Ingredients: Green, White and Black Tea Leave Extracts and Kaolin Clay.

How it Looks/Feels/Smells: This has a bit of gritty texture and the leaves remind me of the Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment.  It has a nice fresh scent and it does make my face tingle (which I like 🙂 )

Why I Like It/Don’t Like It: This reminds me of a glamglow mask and I do think that it made my skin look brighter as soon as it was removed.  It is a middle of the road for pricing (more then drugstore but less expensive then glamglow)

 

$12.00 on both Birchbox and the Royal Apothic Website 

May 2016 Birchbox

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You don’t have to tell me this is late… I know but better late then never right?!

 

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Davroe Volume Senses Shampoo- Full Size $29.00

This natural shampoo thickens and strengthens hair with rice proteins and panthenol, creating va-va-voom in fine locks.

Bonus— We’ve added in this conditioner that thickens and volumizes with olive leaf and watercress extracts.  Full Size $29.00

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K Los Skincare Triple Threat Detox Masque- Full Size $39.00

Made with glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid, this hydrating masque also features cayenne pepper and other antioxidants.

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ModelCo Lip Lacquer in Morocco- Full Size Trio $16.00

This long-lasting gloss (in 1 of 3 shades) delivers rich, full-pigment color paired with brilliant moisture and shine.

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Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel for Body- Full Size $34.00

This acid-free peel gently exfoliates for instantly softer, smoother, and brighter skin.

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Supergoop! Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam SPF 50- Full Size $34.00

This oil provides skin-nourishing richness while delivering broad-spectrum UV protection.

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Ok so if you are not on board with Birchbox what are you waiting for?!  One of the reasons I keep coming back to Birchbox is their points system where you use your points to buy products in the Shop. You can get points a few different ways: One is by referring people (50 points),  buying products in the shop (1 point for every $1 spent), and by reviewing the products you received in your box (10 points for each review).  And… 100 points=$10.  So with a little math you can see that if you review all your products every month, you will get, on average, $5 in points a month.  I like to look at that as getting my box for half price!

Face of the Day with Naked 3

While I was laying in bed last night I was thinking about how I was going to do my makeup the next day (please tell me I’m not the only one who does this…. ) and thought to myself “I haven’t used the Naked 3 in a long time I’ll use that! ” Well… I was really planning on doing something adventurous but I woke up late and while I did end up using the Naked 3 I did a simple look.

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Face:: 

Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel (as my Primer!) $6.00

MAYBELLINE Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer in Neutralizer $8.99

MAYBELLINE Fit Me Concealer in Fair $6.99

TARTE Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in Fair-Light Neutral $36.00

IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder $24.00

 

April 2016 Birchbox

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Lets see what my Birchbox this month is holding… 

 

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Marcelle 3-in1- Micellar Solution – Removes makeup, cleanses skin, and smoothes irritation with natural ingredients like aloe and cucumber.

^ I think I have a smaller size sample of this somewhere… will report back!

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Full size $21.00

Dr. Jart+ Liftra Contour Cream – This high-tech, first-of-its-kind, collagen-producing cream visibly firms, lifts and plumps skin.

^ Interesting concept but with such a tiny sample I don’t think I’ll be able to report back any miraculous results.

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Full size $60.00

 

Laura Geller New York Baked-Blush-n-Brighten – Baked from liquid pigments, this blush-highlighter combo delivers a natural-looking flush.

^ This was my sample choice as I’ve wanted to try these baked blushes from Laura Geller for awhile.  The shade I received is Tropic Hues.

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Full size $28.00

 

Parlor by Jeff Chastain Volumizing Lifting Spray – This innovative body-enhancing spray uses marshmallow root to give locks instant volume and lift.

^Always up for a good product to give volume and lift to my fine, flat hair.

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Full size $24.00

 

Tocca Creama da Mano- Giulietta – Loaded with natural botanicals, this green apple and pink tulip lotion absorbs in a flash.

^ I like getting small hand creams to keep on my desk at work or throw in a bag.  Bonus this scent is lovely. 🙂

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Full size $20.00

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Jeff Parlor Spray $24.00 for 4.9 oz; Sample size is 1 oz = $4.89

Tocca Hand Cream $10 for 2 oz; Sample size is 1 oz = $5.00

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Ok so if you are not on board with Birchbox what are you waiting for?!  One of the reasons I keep coming back to Birchbox is their points system where you use your points to buy products in the Shop. You can get points a few different ways: One is by referring people (50 points),  buying products in the shop (1 point for every $1 spent), and by reviewing the products you received in your box (10 points for each review).  And… 100 points=$10.  So with a little math you can see that if you review all your products every month, you will get, on average, $5 in points a month.  I like to look at that as getting my box for half price!

Face of the Day Wednesday April 13

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Face:: 

IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer $28.00 

Younique Touch Mineral Skin Perfecting Concealer in Scarlett  (under-eyes) $29.00 

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair (under-eyes and blemishes ) $6.99 

BOOTS No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Cool Vanilla $14.99 

MAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder in Classic Ivory $7.99

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder $35.00

Too Faced Soleil Matte Chocolate Bronzer $30.00

theBalm DownBoy blush $21.00 

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Snapdragon $34.00

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter $24.00 

 

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Eyes:: 

LOC One & Done Shadow Stick in Impress Me (all over lid as base) $10.00

ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in Cornelius (crease) $5.00

Too Faced Soleil Matte Chocolate Bronzer (crease) $30.00

ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in Sequin (focused on lid)  $5.00

PACIFICA Natural Eye Pencil in Fringe (lower lash line) $11.00

COVERGIRL LashBlast Plumpify Mascara in Very Black (first coat on lashes) $11.99

RIMMEL LONDON Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara in Black  (second coat on lashes) $8.99 

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in Light/Medium $24.00 

 

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Lips:: 

BIODERMA Atoderm Lips $4.95

Starlooks Luscious Longwear Lip Pencil in Naked (I can’t find on their website 😦 but their other lip pencils are between $13 and $16 ) 

Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Lip Creme Lipstick in Latte (limited edition) 

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Face of the Day… and Sneak peeks of Favorites of 2015 II

On ma face today….

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Primer: Maybelline Babyskin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

Concealers: Maybelline Fit Me and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment in Brightner

BB Cream:  Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily Anti Acne

Powder: e.l.f. Perfect Finish HD powder  and Rimmel Stay Matte

Bronzer: tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess

Highlighter: Becca x Jaclyn Hill shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop (this is limited edition so make a run to your nearest Sephora or check it out online!)

Blush: theBalm Downboy and Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Mirage ( I can’t find this online so I guess it was discontinued or limited edition.  I got it last year in a holiday set.)

Eyelid Primer: Benefit Stay don’t Stray 

Eyes: Crease is a mixture of Unexpected and Creme Brulee from Makeup Geek and the lid is Prom Night.  Lower lash line is a mixture of Unexpected and Prom Night. Shimma Shimma was used on the brow bone and as an inner corner highlight.

Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Brow Gel 

Lashes: Avon Mega Effects Mascara and Sei Bella Defining Mascara (both in Black)

Lips: Chantecaille Luminous Gloss in Passionfruit 

 **I am not affiliated with any of these companies or products; they just make stuff I really like!**