Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Last Ipsy/First Birchbox

Well guys, I decided that Ipsy was no longer for this month was my last glambag. It was fun while it lasted, but I wasn't too pleased with receiving things I'd never use ( not all of it, but when you tell them you don't like a product...they shouldn't send something like it again multiple times )

I'm sitting outside since the sky cleared up and I needed a little less dreariness and "inside time" to spruce up my mood. So here we go with my April/FINAL glambag review:

OFRA Cosmetics Blush
I think mine was the Peach Blush, but I haven't used it yet. When my samples come in these little box-like things, I tend to not use them as often because they aren't as convenient. I feel like storage is harder because I don't want glittery powder shit all over my make up bag. The color is nice, though, it may actually be the Format color...IDK...again, I haven't used it yet.

POND'S Cold Cream Cleanser
I used this product once because I'm not a huge fan of Pond's products ( I feel like they make me break out ) Plus...I know nothing about "cold creams". I put it on my face in the shower and it felt great, but when I wiped/washed it off, it felt very greasy. I assume it's to "moisturize" but I don't know. I'll try it again...but if I don't like it, I'll probably just give it to someone.

Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner in Black
I liked this eyeliner. I like all eyeliners; it's a staple in my make up bag. So much so, I keep one in my purse at all times ( in one of my past glambags, actually! ) It actually said on the package that this brand can be purchased at Rite Aid stores!

Ciate London Mini Bamboo Bronzer in _____ Island
Again, I am not sure which color I got: Star or Palm ( I'm outside, remember? ) but I'm not big on bronzers. I used them as either a blush or an eyeshadow because I don't know how to contour mah face! The color isn't too bold, though, which I like. Yeah...I haven't used it yet.

Meg Twin Nailpolish in Lovey Dovey
I finally took the gel polish off of my nails this weekend and I decided to give myself a mani on Friday. I decided to use the tan color in this polish duo. I used white as a base coat and when I was finished/after I fucked up one of my nails, I decided to do a "design". The color is *meh* but it's nice for the fall or maybe a wedding/funeral/job interview ( they all suck ) But here were my results:

**Bonus items: I used up the rest of my Ipsy Points since I was discontinuing my subscription, so here's what I cashed in for:**

Dermelect Rapid Repair Facial Moisturizer
I REALLY like this face cream! It's actually a blueish tint but, of course, it doesn't turn your face blue. It smells amazing. It's thick but goes on great. A little goes a long way. AND I. DON'T. BREAK. OUT! Love this -ish!

28 Remedy Balancing Toner 
Eh, it's toner. Toner is toner.

So noooooooooooow, we are on to my first Birchbox! =) YEP, this is gonna be a longer blog!

rms beauty "the ultimate make up remover wipes"
I used one of the two I received last night before bed when I tried out the lipstick I received in this same box ( hold, please ) Um, PROBABLY wasn't the best idea to try after using a bold color but you live and you learn ( and look like The Joker ) ANYWAY, these wipes are pretty much just coconut oil on a sheet...but it worked GREAT! My skin felt slick for a few minutes, but the benefits of coconut oil are awesome and it took my makeup off, leaving my skin clean and moisturized. Plus, it smelled GREAT! It tells you on the package, but you want to warm the sheet up between your hands for about 20 seconds just because coconut oil tends to harden, but it worked really well and I really liked them.

The Beauty Crop GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick in Imma Bawse
To be honest...the color scares me. As one girl reviewed it, it's "brick red". It dried fast, is a matte finish and a bitch to remove...but for someone who regularly wears lipstick, that's probably a good point. The color is gorgeous but I am very fair complected and I'm very unsure of the hue with my skintone. I sent a picture to a few friends on Snapchat and they thought it looked good, but I'm still skeptical. I will keep it in my make up bag until I see a use for it.

amika Bombshell Blowout Spray
O.M.G. I loooooooove this stuff! Smells great, works great...and my hair looked amazing even the next day! Full body after blowdrying, smooth and less fly-aways than usual. I really like this stuff. So much that I actually may consider purchasing the expensive full-sized bottle ( it's $24...but I don't do my hair very often, so it should last a while, I'd think...? )

R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo
The first time I used dry shampoo was when I had the cyst removed from my scalp...and I haven't used one since. I plan to keep this little sample in my gym back to use on an as-needed basis/when I'm a sweaty fucking mess and need to go somewhere. But no, I haven't tried it yet. I hope it doesn't smell like fucking baby powder...

Coastal Scents Blush and Bronzer Palette
This came with one blush hue and one bronzer, and I used just the blush. It's a nice tone that wasn't too harsh and went on with little effort. Just a little color to add to my *blah* complexion every now and then.

Now, I just eagerly await my second Birchbox. They actually let you select one of your samples ahead of time if you'd like to: I did today, and I selected a gradual sunless tanner ( for my pastey-ass legs ) I'm hoping to have better luck with this beauty subscription and I don't have to worry about what I'm going to do with a dozen different bags! Haha! 

If you're interested in trying out Birchbox for yourself, click HERE and follow my referral link to subscribe! It helps me earn points to use on the site. 

Stay beautiful! 🙌