Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My May Birchbox

I liked pretty much everything I got in this month's box! Great job so far, Birchbox!!

Now, with this subscription, you can "sneak peek" your items prior to them shipping and they actually give you the option to pick one of your items. So this month, I decided to pick out a gradual tanner to try...

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion
I love this product for numerous reasons and the main one is: it doesn't stink! If you've ever used a sunless tanner before, you know the GOD AWFUL stench of that shit. This stuff?...nada. Also, a little goes a long way so when I used nitrile gloves to apply, I needed very little product. A disadvantage, though, is that it is super gradual. I'm not sure if it was due to how I applied or not using enough of the lotion or what...but it took about 3 applications for me to see any results. I also came into this issue:

( I had applied the same "amount" of lotion to both my arms and legs, but you can see the difference ) My main goal was to make my LEGS tan, but as you can see--only my arms really benefited. But being a pastey-ass white girl, I like a tanning lotion that doesn't look fake...and this product really does an awesome job. I think I need to just invest in a good sunless tan mitt and a full size bottle ( retail $30 )

ModelCo Illusion Lip Pencil
I have never used a lip liner before, so I was skeptical. And even though I usually just roll out of bed, eat breakfast and go to work--sometimes I try to put a little something on to make me not look so, uh, dead. I noticed that the darker lipstick I have actually bled passed my lipline as the day went on, but when I tried out this liner it actually did prevent that from happening. It's a neutral color ( it may have had a name but I threw the box away ) so it can be paired with any lipstick hue.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Glo Illuminator
I don't use illuminators. I barely make time to put on make up. So that one was a wipe.

COOLA SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray
Again, I don't usually use make up but I applied some one morning to specifically try this shit out...and it works really good! I've never used a setting spray before but I really like it and I will definitely keep this on hand for special occasions where I want my make up to stay put forrealforreal!

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle
Love it! Love pretty much ALL the hair products I've received thus far from Ipsy and Birchbox alike. Smells great, helps to detangle post-shower, helps with frizz...the nines! Birchbox can gladly send me hair serums and sprays galore!...especially with the summer approaching.

So far, so good with Birchbox! And remember, if you're thinking about getting a subscription, click here and follow my link to get us both a lil' *something-something* 😉