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Friday, October 19, 2012

My Glam Bag (now called IPSY) Review

In addition to my monthly Birchbox subscription I also get My Glam Bag, now called IPSY, both run $10 a month.  With My Glam every month you get a new makeup bag with the samples.  A lot of the times they're cheaply made, no surpise there but this months was very nice, love the chevron pattern and was better made than the previous months. 


Be a Bombshell black eyeliner, looks exactly like a marker.  I prefer a thinner brush like the Mirabella.  But otherwise it's good.  Stays on all day, easy to remove. 

Coastal Scents eyeshadow quad:  Not sure why they call it coastal scents, the scent is kinda weird to me.  The brown and amber colors are nice, very shimmery but I probably won't use the pink or white.

Couture Colour Pequi hair oil:  This stuff is amazing, I wish I could afford the full size ($50), nice scent, makes my hair shiny and soft.  I've tried quite a few hair oils and this is the best so far.

Mirenesse lip gloss:  Did not like the color, pasty pink, not good for fair skin.  Also had a weird scent and felt like I was putting a thick paint on my lips.

TheBlam mascara:  Great mascara, but at $19 I prefer to stick with my loreal voluminous, same results for me.

Worth the $10 this month just for the bag and hair oil.  I am loving anything with a chevron print right now.


Fall Wreath

I love putting together my door wreaths for each season.  Here is  my fall/Thanksgiving:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Goop Birchbox Review

I have subscribed to birchbox for about a year now and am mostly happy with what I get.  But lately it seems I am getting more cleansers/moisturizers rather than makeup/tools/accessories.  I would love to try a BB cream and beauty blender.  I've seen a lot of subscribers getting those via instagram.  I would also like to see them offer an option in the beauty profile where we could opt out of perfume/cleanser/moisturizer.  This month was the Goop box.  Although I never received the email from Birchbox to opt in/out for the Goop box, according to my beauty profile this was selected for me.  

First the EVE LOM cleanser/muslin cloth-I kind of liked the cleanser since it has quite a few essentials oils in it but when I rinsed using the muslin cloth and water it still felt like a film was left on my face.  Not sure if that's intentional.  The muslin cloths were just ok, I think they cost way too much for a piece of cloth, you could use a fine mesh cheese cloth and get the same results.  Or even a baby washcloth works too.  I generally use a Clarisonic brush with my Philosophy Purity cleanser (which I did purchase after receiving a sample in an earlier birchbox). 

Next the DDF pore minimizer/serum, I just thought it was ok, didn't help all that much with pore minimizing. 

The LUNA bar in lemon zest I liked, but if you are not used to a health bar it might taste a little like cardboard to you. 

Next AMIKA hair mask, I loved the colors on the sample package, smelled nice and did moisturize my hair, not sure I would pay $40 for a full size though, I normally use coconut oil as a hair mask monthly.  

The Chantecaille mascara I was not impressed with, my Loreal Voluminous works better at giving me length and definition.  Also had a weird scent. 

So there you have it, next up I'll have my other monthly beauty subscription review-Glam Bag.