Monday, November 17, 2014

Birchbox November 2014

Birchbox is hitting it out of the park this month with it's subscription boxes.  There maaaay have been quite a few pig squeals happening when this box was opened.

All the things.  All the beautiful things.

Not Soap Radio Lemon Body Wash-  This smells like lemon candies and makes me one very happy little lady.  This will be perfect for this summer on a lazy day.  Who doesn't want to smell like candies?

Folle de Joie Perfume-  This smells like spring to me.  Fresh, happy, and lovely.  I'm still stuck in my musky winter manly scents but come spring I will definitely break this baby out.

Color Therapy Styling Oil-  I am always looking for the next best hair product.  I love that it works with colored hair, it's a light oil, and it doesn't have an offensive smell.  As soon as this winter static stops plaguing my hair I will definitely be trying this.

The Balm Mary Lou Manizer- This rose gold highlighter is not only adorably packaged but also one amazing product.  It's a "lit from within" kind of shine and it goes perfectly over any color blush.

Eslor Firming Day Cream-  This smells JUST like you would expect a facial cream you find in your grandmothers makeup drawer.  For that reason and that reason only I will not be using this.  It will be going to my mom.  Maybe she can stand the smell.

The one thing I didn't individually photograph were the coconut chips.  They were really good, as I find most coconut chips are, but they made me horribly sick.  I don't think it is a flawed product, I just think I can't eat coconut like that anymore.

I absolutely loved this whole box.  It gets an A from me.  Even with the smelly lotion I still loved everything enough to give it high marks.  

Are you subscribed to Birchbox yet?  You should be!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Blush Mystery Beauty Box November 2014

Everyone ready for the glory that was this month's Blush Beauty Box??
I know I am!

 Look at that haul!  It really is the month of giving isn't it?

Nuxe Purifying Mask-  I really needed a good face mask in my life and this is just what the doctor ordered.  It has a non offensive smell, and promises to clear out the mess that is my face right now.  To add to the glory that is this face mask?  It's French.  Nuff said.

Traditions by Nick Chavez Prickly Pear Restoring Mist-  It claims to liven up sad and depressed hair, which I must admit mine is this time of the year.  I'm not too intrigued with the word prickly being one of the ingredients, but momma always said never judge a book by its cover, or title, or something along those lines.

Lauren B Beauty Nourishing Hand Cream-  I am not usually a fan of gardenia/peony/supercrazyfloral scents but this is amazing.  It smells diving, works like a dream, and will be put smack dab in the middle of my hand cream rotation this winter.

Julien Farel A2B Technology Anti Aging Hair Treatment-  Now I already have one of these in my shower for curly/frizzy hair that I received a few months ago in a Blush box and I love it.  It really turned around how my hair behaves and made my new growth so much healthier than it used to be.  Now I still have grays popping up all over the place so it won't stop those babies from taking over your life, but it will make them smooth silky and loveable.

Jane Iredale Eye Gloss in Aqua Silk- The only disappointment in the whole box was this baby right here.  You either got pink or blue and I got blue, which is honestly a color I will never wear more than once a year if that.Under the eyes, yes, but as a whole lid shadow? Nope.  This will be a gift to my momma for sure.

Miracle Skin Transformer Face Spotlight-  I never like this line when I receive it in a box but this might be different.  Its an illuminator which will be amazing for my dry winter skin.  

Skin Medica TNS Eye Repair-  I am always intrigued at eye serums, and use one almost every day, so this is a welcome member to my little eye cream family.  I've sneakily used this once and woke up with a bright happy under eye area so I can only expect good things from this in the future.

Cool Lids Eyeshadow in Silver Sands-  I have this, I love it, end of story.  If you are looking for a taupey silver eyeshadow that wont wander look no further than this little tube.

I am super happy about this month's Blush Box. I love almost everything and got so many cool little products to keep me happy all month long.  I give this box an A+ and hope next month keeps up with the momentum this box started.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Stiletto or Almond?

Hey there Dolls!

It's a new month and I'm already behind on posts!    To christen my November blog posts I decided to write about my biggest accomplishment of the month, doing my own acrylic nails.

I bought the acrylic starter kit from Sally Beauty (get the low/no odor kind, trust me on this), which is about $20.  I looked around Sally's for a good half hour before settling on this kit. It comes with absolutely everything you need to do a full set of acrylics for a fraction of the price you would pay by piecing the kit together or going to a salon every two weeks.

This is what the box looks like

This is what lives inside of the box

Next step after deciding what kit to choose was to pick the nail shape.  I chose stiletto nails for Halloween, but more angled at the top to look like claws.  It makes me think my inner spirit animal is a wolf or large cat.  Not only do I love how they look, but it's a huge confidence boost to have really cool nails that I did myself.
First Set of Naked Nails

Painted a Deep Burgundy

Set # 2
A Little More Pointed Like Swords

Helloooooo Gorgeous

Overall I love how they look.  They make me happy, proud, and confident.  

Now on to finding my perfect eye makeup!  YouTube tutorials watch out!