Monday, March 19, 2012

Birchbox finally arrived!!

I was so excited to see the pink Birchbox in my mail box today!  I got an email with tracking information and track it I did!  I was mailed on March 9th.  It was supposed to arrive on the 13th, however it took a detour in Iowa after it made a brief stop in Dallas.  I called Customer Service on Friday, March 16.  They were very nice and offered to send a replacement box if it didn't arrive by today.  I was very happy with their customer service.

On to the box.

There are many things in here that I can't wait to try.  For now, I'll give the Birchbox description, then my first impression.  Once I have an opportunity to use each product, I'll review them.  What fun this is going to be!!
I believe that Birchbox does more several different boxes each month, I got the Spring Training box.

The above is a picture of how it was packaged.  Love their attention to detail.

On to the contents:
Miss Jessie's Original Quick Curls.  BB says - Tame temperamental curls with this anti-frizz cream: just run it through damp hair to beat back frizz.  I don't wear my hair curly very often, I blow it straight.  I'm not sure when I would use this product again.  But I will add that I love their packaging.  I am such a sucker for packaging.

I Coloniali Invigorating Tibetan Shower Cream with Rhubarb.  BB says - This Italian brand's rich shower gel is made with rare eastern rhubarb to revitalize your skin.  The packaging is awesome!  It's in a metal tin with a cardboard outer wrapping and a very generous 3.3 oz package.  It smells wonderful and can't wait to try it.

Color Club Nail Lacquer in Jackie Oh!  BB says - Brighten blah fingers and toes with this on-trend pink polish.  I have lots of pink polishes.  It's a great color I'll see how I like it.

One Love Organics Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm.  BB says - This all-natural two-in-one cleanser and moisturizer is completely free of fillers, which mean sit's extra concentrated and extra effective.  I did try a little bit of the balm, and it is very moisturizing.  I applied it to my cuticles and it did a nice job.  I'll talk more when I find other uses for this little gem.

WEI Pomegranate Buffing Beads.  BB says - Each of these perfectly portioned packets has enough powdered exfoliant to create a gentle, antioxidant-packed scrub.  Just add water!  I love a good scrub, so I can't wait to try this.  Again, I adore the packaging.  There are two small packets and they are in a cardboard envelope together.

Lifestyle Extra - I Coloniali Deep Massage Body Cream with Myrrh.  BB says - Go ahead and redeem those unclaimed back-rubs:  this delicious massage cream leaves skin smooth and supple.  I've never tried anything like this, so I'll have to write about this later. It's in a package that is clued to the inside of the above cardboard package.

I am super happy with my box.  I wasn't really sure what to expect.  I had seen a few boxes on other blogs, but I think my box is the best!  Now I can't wait until the April boxes come out!

Much Love!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

February Favorites & Reviews

I'm a little late with this, so I'll jump right in.
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By far, my favorite purchase for the month is my Clarisonic Mia 2.  I love the way my skin feels and looks after a couple of weeks of use.  I use it morning and night and couldn't be happier.  I have also noticed that I am less oily than normal.  The true test is coming in the summer months when I produce more oil in my t-zone than some off-shore oil rigs!

My second favorite for the month is the Make Up For Ever HD foundation and powder.  I bought it a couple of weeks ago at Sephora and the color chosen for me (by the sales associate) #120 Soft Sand.  I bought the kit for $79 which included the Microfinish Powder, application brush and High Definition Primer.  I was unsure about switching to a liquid foundation from my all time favorite MAC Studio Fix.  I am impressed with the coverage and the look of my skin with the HD foundation.  My face also photographs much better in this foundation.  I do have to reapply in the middle of the day, but that isn't unusual at all for me.  I've given the primer a shot but I don't think it's that great.  I'm going to try it with my Smashbox Antishine to see if there is a difference.

Much Love!