Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact

I've never been one to buy NYC's products because I thought they were low quality. But I tried this because I got it for free.

I was glad they gave me the one for brown eyes because I love the shades.

The picture above are better representations of the colors. The purple is a gorgeous shade! I thought this palette was really nice! The colors are pretty pigmented and look beautiful when put together. The only thing I wasn't impressed with was the primer. I would definitely try using a different primer with it. but Other than that, everything else was awesome.

You can see other products, prices and where to buy at NYC's website.

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.

Bath and Body Works Mini Candle

YAY! More Bath and Body Works. I'm a sucker for anything from them. (: They have the best scents for everything. Especially candles!

This smell.... is. to. die. for. Best fall smell ever. I tried to order a big version of this and they didn't have any. ): I was soooo sad. Anyway, I love all of their candles. This one was super pumpkiny, and smelled like I was literally baking pumpkin cupcakes. It also had a total burn time for probably 5 hours. Which is nice for how small it is!
Buy from Bath and Body Works here.

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.

Beauty Blogger '12 VoxBox!

Yay! I got invited to another Influenster Box. Not to mention this box is GREAT! I'm going to split up my post into individual ones for each product, but I just wanted to mention how awesome this program is. Influenster is basically a free box program you can sign up for. You can do tasks and surveys and what not to get badges. When you get badges, you become eligible for different types of boxes. So then Influenster will send you a prequal survey, and if you qualify, you get an awesome box!

I know I've posted about it before but it is seriously really awesome and definitely worth your time.

My box was packed full with goodies! I lovedddd it! Like I said before, I'm going to do separate posts on each product. But obviously, you can see that this box is awesome and better than the box that I actually pay for.

Disclaimer: I received this box completely free from Influenster.

October Birchbox! (goop)

Sorry this post is so late. I've been so busy lately, then their was a death my boyfriend's family so I really have not had time to be posting until now!

I got my October box really late anyways, and it super sucked. Like, really. It sucks. So. Freaking. Bad.

As you can see, most of my box has pretty small samples. Not pleased with this. Also, there was a choice at the beginning of the month of a regular birchbox and a goop birchbox. I chose goop. Bad idea. Really bad idea. All of the newer things were in the regular birchbox this month. ):

Lulu Organics Lavender + Clary Sage Hair Powder

Really, I don't know how I feel about this stuff. The smell is awkward, but not bad. I just feel like that smell shouldn't be in my hair. The amount of product you get really isn't too bad but it sucks that it's not in a resealable package. If you're giving someone a sample that can be used more than once, you should be putting it in a container that they can close back up, imo.
Full Size- $30

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè (24-Hour Miracle Cream)

This stuff. I don't even know. I used a tiny bit of the package and it says you can use it for makeup remover. So I decided to use this challenge on my mascara. NOT A GOOD IDEA. Seriously, this shit burned my eyes so bad. Oh my god it was terrible. I haven't touched it since...
Full Size- $16

Naked Princess Naked Shine Lip Gloss

I already recieved this in the one thelookbag I got. Yet of course, I got all 4 of the lippies, instead of just one. Although I like these, I would not pay the ridiculous amount for a lip gloss. There is literally nothing special about this. Not to mention they don't give you hardly any to try. It's a nice gloss, but wayyy too expensive for me. Oh, and also my paper majig it came with says coco and I actually got coral. But, whatevs.
Full Size- $26

Karuna Hydrating Treatment Mask

Let me be honest here, I have not tried this. Whoops. I always forget about it. I'm kind of excited to try it though because I like the idea. Yet I did read that some people thought it felt really nasty and slimy on their face. Welp, I guess we'll see.
$28 for 4 Masks

Luna Bar-Lemon Zest

I know everyone complains about getting food in their boxes, but I like it because I'm a fatty. But when I heard this is what I would be getting I was really pissed. I thought I was going to hate it because I don't like very many lemon things. I actually liked it though. I thought it was delicious!
$18.75 for 15 Bars

So, theres my pretty crappy box. Filled with mostly foil packets and very few time uses. I'm going to stick with birchbox for another couple months and if it doesn't improve I'm dropping that shit like it's hot. :P

If you wanna sign up for birchbox, you can use my referral here!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

September Birchbox!

First post of September, YAY!

First off, I want to start by saying I got this thing super late. Which I was quite frustrated with. Also Birchbox emailed me saying they sent my box, which in fact they did not until 3 days later. Thanks for that. 

Anyways, I can't rant too much about the timing because I got an awesome box again this month. WOOO!

BVLGARI Mon Jasmin Noir

I tried so hard to like this perfume because it's a beautiful scent. I think it's a bit too mature for me though. It smelled terrible on my skin. But then again, I can't wear musky scents. But if you like musks, this is definitely a great scent for you!

Full Size- $83.00

Birchbox Brush Guard

I've been using these since I got them, and I like them a lot. They are great for tapered brushes that aren't staying too tapered. I have a couple like that that I've been using them on and they have been working pretty well. 
4 Pack- $5.50

Lace Twistband

Okay, its cute. But it's elastic. A piece of tied elastic. That's it. A piece of crap.
You can buy a 12 pack of these pieces of crap for $22.00. Yes, 12 for $22. If you really HAVE to have these, I suggest going on etsy and getting them for much cheaper.

Wei to Go Sleep Over Kit

So this is a little sleepover pack with cleanser and CC Cream, which is like the new BB cream. Apparently there is supposed to be more coverage but I didn't really see any difference. But I loved the cleanser. I've actually never used an oil based cleanser because I thought it would break me out. It didn't and it actually made my skin feel amazing!

Full Size- $19.00

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

This is an awesome exfoliating cleanser and really did rejuvenate my face. I'm actually planning on purchasing this when I run out. Two skincare loves in one box? Yay!

Full Size- $34.00

Color Club- Put a Pin In It

This is a rose gold foil and is very pretty. The only thing about it is it does show EVERY imperfection, and looks more silver than gold. But it is still very pretty.

How did you like this month's Birchbox? Did you find anything you loved?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Birchbox trade!

As I said in my last post, I traded my Pixi eyeshadow pen with a nice lady on makeuptalk.com.

This is what I traded her for:

The polish is Color Club Blue-Ming. 

The color is actually a bit greener than this, but it's still such a beautiful color. I actually already bought another bottle off of Birchbox since this is only a mini. This is my favorite color, and is seriously SO pretty. My two best friends are also currently wearing the color. (:

The other product I got is a Stila Lip Glaze in Pinata.

This is the gloss over a *very very* sheer application of theBalm Staniac in Beauty Queen. It is actually glittery, which doesn't show up in these pictures. I really love it though. It's a beautiful color to go with a darker lip or just by itself. 

Do you ever trade things in your Birchbox? What was the last thing you traded?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

August Birchbox!

Yay, my August BB came in the mail today! From reading the BB thread on Makeuptalk.com, I had seen so many crappy boxes for this month. Then yesterday I was bad and peeked. BUT, I'm happy I did because my box is awesome this month!!!

Beauty Fixation Makeup Remover Swabs

So, this is missing from the box picture, and has a crappy picture. Why? Because mine came open and this is the picture I sent to Birchbox, yet a bit cropped here. I also used the other swab without thinking about taking a box picture. Whoops! But anyways, I liked these swabs. They would be a really good thing to have in your purse for touch ups, or if you're really messy with eyeliner or mascara (TOTALLY ME). They're probably not the best value, but I might buy some just for my purse. 

24 Swabs- $5.00

Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen in Brun Beam

I've seen the Pixi brand in Target but I've never tried it. And still won't be seeing as I am trading this! I would use it, but I have so many brown eyeshadows and had the chance to trade for Color Club Blue-Ming which I am dying to get. I think this is probably a nice eyeshadow, just not what I was wanting!

Full Size- $18

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur

This. Scent. Is. To. Die. For. Seriously, I LOVE this perfume. It's like fruit and flowers made sweet babies together. I'm obsessed with it... And a spray top.... Birchbox loves me this month. Seriously though..... I really love this, and everyone should at least try it!

Full Size/2.5 Oz- $70

Miss Jessie's Quick Curls

Really? Another product I love? The Birchbox gods have answered my prayers and sent me an awesome box. Girls, if you have curly or wavy hair that needs tamed, Miss Jessie's is your answer. I used this today and I had NO frizz. None. I always have frizz, and this tamed it! I also ordered samples of Pillow Soft Curls and something else from them (oops, I can't remember!). You can get two free samples from their website. You have to enter your card number but it won't charge and it can be a prepaid card. And they are huge samples. 1 oz for most, some are .5 but still pretty big! Any way, this sample was really big, 2oz which is worth 8 bucks.And I've never really found products that work well with my hair so I will probably purchase one of their products!

Full Size- $32

Schick Hydro Silk Razor

I already have this razor, but let me tell you, it is awesome. I got it as a free sample a long time ago, and have run out of refills. I was about to buy more until I found out this would be in our box! I really do love this razor and it gives me the closest shave. Not sure what is so special about it but it really does work well!

Full Size- $9.99

So obviously I LOVED this Birchbox. Many people were unhappy this month, but I'm glad I got things that I loved, especially the Quick Curls. What did you get in your BB this month, and did you love it?