Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July Birchbox

I think the box this month is really cool looking!

This is what the card says. "Summer is not the time to hold back. It's the season of wearing brights on brights on brights, driving with the windows down, and eating popsicles for breakfast. Accordingly, what better time to dial up your beauty routine a notch (or three)? Don't worry, we'll be bringing you inspiration all month long."

1. clariSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant: "Made with sea salt scorched bamboo, this all-natural scrub battles blackheads and oil. Tip! Mix a dollop of scrub with water in your palm. Gently massage onto face, then rinse." I am interested to try this. I do have blackheads. I hope it isn't too harsh for the face.

2. Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique: "Bonus! We've added in this leave-in treatment from Kerastase to repair and protect hair." On the back it says, "Heat-activated reconstructing milk for damaged, brittle hair - for use with styling irons or hairdryers. Do not rinse." I don't know if I really need this, but I might try it.

3. MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme SPF 50: "This hydroallergenic formula fights signs of agin, blocks UVA and UVB rays, and has a silky finish." I like that this has SPF 50!

4. Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream SPF 35: "Next-generation SPF 35 CC cream that triple protects against UVA, UVB, and infrared-A rays." I've never tried CC cream. I'm curious to try it. It is light/medium. It might be a little too dark for my skin.

5. Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume: "This allergen-free, minimalist scent has a single note: elegant, spicy Cetalox." I like the way this smells!

6. stila look at me liquid lipstick trio in the color venizia: "This creamy formula glides on like a gloss yet lasts (and lasts and lasts) like a stain. Tip! Learn all about how to use your stay all day liquid lipstick at Birchbox.com/stila." This reminds me of my NYX liquid lipsticks. It looks like a lip gloss, but it is thicker and more opaque. It is a bright red.

I thought this box was better than the IPSY July Bag. My favorite thing was the Stila Liquid Lipstick.

Monday, July 13, 2015

July IPSY Bag

Something leaked in this month's bag so everything was soaking wet. I don't mean to be negative this month, but to be honest I am not excited about what I got this month. Maybe I am too spoiled with everything I have, but nothing wows me.  I think the bag is ugly.

1. Octavio La Playa (Sea Salt Spray infused with Algae Extract): I think this is what leaked. I don't really need a sea salt spray. I already have one. I wish my hair looked better when I used one. I think for some people sea salt sprays make their hair look pretty, but on my hair it just gets tangled.

2. Eau Thermal Avene Cleanance Gel: It says for oily, blemished prone skin. I honestly have no idea what this is. Maybe it is a face wash? Everything on it is in another language. IPSY really should come with a card explaining what is in the bag. I'm going to google it. It is a soap-free cleanser. I am happy with the face cleanser I always use which is Clean & Clear's Benzoyl Peroxide Wash, recommended by my dermatologist.

3. City Color HD Powder: This is a loose powder. Nothing exciting. I guess you can always use a powder.

4. Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Eyeliner and Shadow: This looks like a brown shadow stick. I already have brown eye liners and brown eyeshadow sticks, so again something I don't really care about. 

5. Bella Pierre Cosmetics P.I.N.K. Lipstick: This is nothing exciting. It looks like a plain pink lipstick to me.

I'm sorry I'm not that enthusiastic this month. 

June Favorites

Favorite TV Show

This last month and this month I've been addicted to Golden Girls. My parents used to watch this when I was little, and I think I watched it with them. It makes me feel that nostalgia feeling when I watch it. It is so funny!

Favorite Beauty Product

Elf Blush in Gotta Glow: This is my only beauty product for June. I didn't wear makeup a lot. This is a pretty natural looking highlight. Elf isn't that expensive, and I think it is a dupe for a lot of popular highlighters. 

Favorite Songs

Worth It (feat. Kid Ink) by Fifth Harmony
Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack) by David Guetta