I actually seemed to use all of my products BEFORE the end of the month ( for once ) And with two days to spare, here are my reviews for "Behind The Scenes": October's Birchbox...
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream
I was unsure what exactly this product was; a facial cream, a zit repair, iunno. Luckily, if the sample does not really have "instructions", you can view them on the app. They describe this cream as a "complexion cure-all" and I tried it out yesterday before applying my make-up. They tell you to use a dime-sized amount, but I feel like I didn't even need that much. It took a bit to dry before I could apply my BareMinerals, but it was light and smelled nice. Very faint scent but not that gross "unscented" smell. When I woke up this morning I had no new breakouts so all-in-all, I'm pleased with the product.
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
The description states that it's "fadeproof" but I smudged it a few times. Maybe they mean that it stays as intense from application to removal, but I totally messed my eyeliner up when I wore it. Granted, it wasn't a great day and I was a bit emotional/teary-eyed, so it may just have been me. As far as application, though, it goes on bold and simple. I like an eyeliner that I don't have to go over a few times to get it a solid, thick line...and this eyeliner does the trick. One swipe and a straighten-up and I was good to go. Also, the sample is the perfect size to keep the pen stable and to do a good cat-eye.
Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance Pure Vanilla Eau de Parfum
I'm not really a fan of vanilla-scented stuff; candles, perfumes, lotions, etc. I feel like the scent of vanilla is far too strong in products like this--it's a scent that is just very hard to tone down. Although I don't really like the scent, I think anyone who DOES enjoy the scent of vanilla would like this perfume. It's not something I would purchase for myself, though.
OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil
I actually really like this product. Although I feel like it would be better to have in a spritzer instead of a squeeze, the scent is just enough, it leaves my tattoos looking bright and fresh, and it works well in the hair. I used it one morning to help hold down fly-aways, and then I rubbed the excess on my skin. I really like the mild scent and it dries very quickly. I'm really bad with moisturizing my skin and as I age, I really need to be more on top of it. I wouldn't mind using a body oil like this in my daily regimen.
Milk Makeup Highlighter
The only product I DIDN'T use, I'm not much of a cosmetic connoisseur to care about things like highlighter. I don't really know how to use it, I don't truly understand it's purpose and I don't really need it. Although I will say that the "stick" seems to me like it would work better for application purposes, unlike some of the others that were liquids in a tube. I may just give this product to a friend.
As I continue my subscription, I've realized that I think I liked Ipsy better. Although I don't always have a purpose for the bags, I feel like the products were more selected for ME and weren't the same things over and over again. I like make-up samples far more than face creams and hair products for wavy hair ( which I don't even have ) I've even considered stopping with beauty boxes and doing a snack box next time.
I'm not really sure how many people read this blog to begin with, anyway. But hey, writing helps me decompress so...writing I will do!