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Thursday, July 14, 2011

July Birchbox

I just received my second BirchBox. So far, I am in LOVE with this!!! See below for the picture of the items I received and their description.



1. Korres ~ Shower Gel (Japanese Rose)
  • Sample worth $2.44
  • This smells amazing, it has a very light rose scent. I have tried it out the last several days and it leaves my skin soft and smooth. My skin doesn't seem to be getting dry as much either.
2. Philosophy ~ Facial Cleanser (Purity)
  • Sample worth $2
  • Smells clean, and I've been wanting to try this product for awhile.
3. Pur Minerals ~ 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup (Light) W/ Pur Minerals Chisel Brush
  • Sample worth $13.93
  • Covered fairly well for a powder, I did not use foundation today and it seemed to cover and stay on for awhile. Did not last through my workout, but then again what does?
4. Redken ~ Shine Flash 02
  • Sample worth $8.11
  • Love hair products, so really happy I received this (I think almost everyone got this).
  • Tried it, and it's okay. I think it smells slightly of grapefruit and something else I can't place. It did add shine and made my hair pretty manageable. It took out all the flyaways and did not leave a greasy look.
5. Kind ~ Fruit & Nut bar (Almond & Apricot)
  • Worth $1.99
  • I just tried it and it was delicious, I don't even like apricots! YUMMM.
Products worth a total of $28.47!

All in all this is a really great box this month. I was wondering how they were going to try to top last months box since it had a full size product, but this one is pretty good. I am happy with all the products.

Check back later on this post and I will leave my input on the products as I use them.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Temptu

I am really impressed with the Temptu from Sephora. This innovation leaves a super awesome finish to your make up. You can choose to do the coverage as light or heavy as you need. When you use the Temptu, do not be surprised by how many complements you will get. People were asking my mom if she got a face lift done because it looks so flawless and tightens your skin. Even men were stopping and asking what was different!

If you use the machine daily the air pods will generally last about 6 months. So do not get put off by the price of the pods, it will last a long time. If you do not use it daily the pods will last even longer than 6 months. (Depending on how heavy you use it when applying)

This requires no knowledge to use this product. You point the wand a few inches from your face and pull down the lever, then spray in small circles. This allows sections of your face to dry partially or fully while you are working on another section on your face. The easiest way to test how heavy it will spray is to try it on a piece of paper or on your hand to see if the coverage suits your needs.

Go try out the Temptu at your local Sephora today!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lush / Sephora Shopping

I went to Lush and Sephora today. This was my first time in Sephora and boy is it amazing. As soon as I stepped in I ran into the Temptu airbrushing system and had to try it. They found out which colors would work on me and put it on. It feels great, like I am not wearing make up at all and it was super fast to put on. Did I mention that it is not melting in this 100+ degree weather in Texas? Overall very happy with how it works.

Sephora:

NARS - The Multiple - Orgasm



This is a great deal for something that is so versitle. You can use it on your eyes, lips, and cheeks. I have pale skin so when it is blended it leaves a soft shimmery look and doesn't leave my skin sticky or cakey. This is my first NARS product, and it looks like it will not be my last. Talk about love at first sight.

Lush:

I ran into a problem with one of my Lush items and had to return one of them. My Vanishing Cream went bad all of a sudden before its expiration date (October 31, 2011). They replaced it with a brand NEW pot of it for free and took the bad one away. Such great customer service. They hooked me up with a free bath bomb for my trouble and gave me a little sample of Bubble Gum lip scrub. It is a sugar scrub that you rub onto your lips and it will exfoliate them really well and leave them soft and smooth. Once you are satisfied with that you lick the scrub off since it is sugar.

Bubble Gum Sugar Scrub

Bath Bomb that smells AMAZING!

Vanishing Cream

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lush Cosmetics - Shampoo / Conditioner

As promised, I have come back to talk more about some Lush products that I love! Today, I am going to cover two products in their shampoo line, and one from their conditioner line. I loved them very much, and hope you guys will try them out.

Shampoo

Daddy-O

16.9 fl oz ~ $27.95, 8.4 fl oz ~ $18.95, 3.3 fl oz ~ $8.95

http://www.lushusa.com/shop/products/hair/bottled-shampoos/daddyo

This comes in different sizes, I bought the smallest version so I could try it out and I know when I run out I will be buying more! This is slightly off putting when you first pour some in your hand, it is a DARK violet color and is kind of intimidating. It smells amazing, and though it doesn't lather as much as a normal shampoo you can tell it leaves your hair clean. I noticed that it left my hair very soft, and shiny. The smell also sticks with your hair for hours, my boyfriend came up to me the other night and just kept smelling my hair because "it smells so good".

Not sure if you want to try that out? Try a solid shampoo!

Seanik
1.9 oz ~ $9.95

http://www.lushusa.com/shop/products/hair/solid-shampoos/seanik



This one lathers really well, lasts quite a long time (a few months) and leaves your hair silky soft, and shiny. The smell is okay, but it just made my hair feel great. All you do is get your hair wet, and rub it onto your hair, you will notice the lather bubbles right away. PS: They add real seaweed into the bar, to help make your hair super soft and silky!


Conditioner

Veganese
3.3 fl oz ~ $8.95, 8.4 fl oz ~ $18.95, 16.9 fl oz ~ $26.95

http://www.lushusa.com/shop/products/hair/conditioners/veganese


This conditioner you just need a little bit of when using, so the bottle will last you quite awhile. It might seem like you aren't putting much on that your entire head isn't covered in it, but trust me it will be! It has a light lemon scent that is pleasant. I noticed the very first time that I used it that it helps detangle hair, as well as add shine. This is a must have product!


I hope this helps some of you that are on the fence about buying Lush products!
If you have any questions let me know, and I will be happy to answer.