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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October Birchbox

I have a subscription to Birchbox, and I will be sharing my goodies with you each month! Birchbox is an online company that anyone can subscribe to. It is $10 a month and you receive five samples of anything from hair products and makeup to nail polish or perfume. This is my sixth month and I am so happy with it. The samples are fairly large and you can customize your products. When you sign up they ask you things like your skin type, hair type, and products you would like to receive more or less of so you can get exactly what you want/need each month. If you really like the product the full sized version can be bought right from their site. You're charged monthly so if you decide you don't like it you can cancel at any time. I think its perfect if you're a makeup junkie like me or a newbie and want to try some products and get a feel for what you like. I get so excited every month to see what new goodies I get to try! If you're hesitant and have any questions let me know in the comments below. So without further ado lets unveil my October Birchbox! 

I have not tried anything yet I wanted to get some nice pictures of everything unopened. My plan is to unveil the Birchbox and then update you guys when I try a product and let you know how I like it. We can trial and error this process and see what works best for us. 

Here is a tid bit of my "subscription profile" so you can understand why I received the products that I did. Like I said you can customize your Birchbox, they don't just send out the same five things to everyone. 

My hair is: Curly, Frizzy, Thick
My hair color is closest to: Brown
I do the following to my hair: Color Treat, Curl with a curling iron, Frequently blow dry, Straighten with a flat iron
My skin tone is: Light
My complexion is best described as: Dry
I am most concerned about: Redness or rosacea 

Thats just some I don't want to bore you (I'm big on detail if you can't already tell)!

I'm really excited about the Costal Scents Eyeshadow, I've heard a lot about Costal Scents but haven't tried it. And I love purple so these colors are great! The other one I plan to try soon is the exfoliant, I have never done a microdermabrasion and because I have dry skin this could work really well for me. I also have very dry lips and I'm obsessed with Chap Stick so I'm pretty excited about the Hydration Lock as well. I will keep you guys posted on these products and update you when I try them! Ciao! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cover Girl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

I have never been big on lipstick or gloss but I love this product! Calling it 'gloss balm' is perfect because that is exactly how it feels and is why I love it so much. I have never liked how lipsticks dry out after awhile or fades awkwardly or how gloss is so glossy and sticky. This gloss balm has the best of both products and none of the bad. It is moisturizing and fades nicely so if you forget to reapply or don't have time you won't look like you need too, yay! 

The one thing that I don't like (not that its a huge deal) is once you peal the plastic off the color name is gone and your stuck with just numbers which isn't as fun as the names so I looked them up for you!
250: Scarlet Twist, 270: Cocoa Twist, 260: Plum Twist, 230: Berry Twist 

Left to right: Cocoa Twist, Berry Twist, Scarlet Twist, Plum Twist (my favorite)
You should be able to find them at any local pharmacy, target, walmart etc. or....
you can buy them on Amazon for $6.95: Cover Girl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm