AKA: I have far too much makeup
I should become a makeup artist, just so I can go through some of this product! Still, I love getting them and if I get enough followers at some point, I’ll definitely do a give-away of some sort.
And yes, I do take my makeup off as soon as I get home from work, unless I’m short on time, or I’m going to work, again, or going out immediately. I love makeup, but feel no need to wear it by myself!
Birchbox January 2015
This month’s samples are Essentiel Elements Body Lotion, which has a minty smell (I looove mint), which means I’ll be using it pretty soon. It’s light, but feels quite moisturizing, and very, very refreshing, and tingly, so great in the morning or on a warm day.
Curl Keeper Ultimate Hold with Frizz Control doesn’t seem to have silicones. This means I will try it out and post the results on a weekend when I go au naturel with the curly, happy, wild mane.
sumsoap goat’s milk soap will be in my soap dish in my new apartment, because I love milk soaps. They’re great for clarifying skin, leave your skin soft and smooth and glowy, and suds nicely.
balance me wonder eye cream says its 99% natural. I tend to be skeptical of natural on a label because it’s misleading. There are no regulations to that word, so you don’t know what it means. I mean, technically, petroleum is a natural product, albeit one that is a by-product of oil refinement, but still. I’m always up for trying eye cream and this one looks like a hefty sample.
Cynthia Rowley creamy lip stain in Heartthrob is a great brick red that I am definitely going to use this evening.
I love a brick red lip because on me it looks like a natural POP and it’s very flattering on olive skin tones.
ipsy January 2015
eco-beauty good day. day moisturizer for fresher and happier looking skin. This is a generous sample that will last me a week or so. I’ve been looking for a less-active moisturizer because my skin will get sensitive if I’m exposed to lots of allergens (cleaning cat dander and dust from the new place is making me very reactive). Yes, I have a cat, yes, she gets brushed and bathed regularly and I vacuum a lot.
Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Ethereal looks like a great every day, slightly shimmery, very natural color.
bellapierre cosmetics eyeshadow in Celebration is a full-sized coppery shimmery color that I would probably use all summer long, especially evenings.
Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow brush is a good, soft bristled brush perfect for eyeshadow. If I didn’t have a couple of sets of brushes, I’d definitely use it.
probelle Nail Laquer Into The Blue goes straight into my nail polish cabinet (YES. I have a cabinet)
Boxycharm January 2015
This was again a surprising amount of stuff to me because it’s all full-sized.
Beauty for Real The Perfect Pencil is the perfect color. This is exactly what I wanted to buy and look! They just sent it to me! It pairs perfectly with
Beauty for Real True Color Lip Cream in Always There
Mirabella Face Prime is a pore and fine line minimizing primer. I say yes to all those things.
Pur-lisse Skin Sparkle Flash Tattoos is the only thing I’m not thrilled about. I am probably a bit too old to wear these without feeling totally like I’m holding onto fading youth.
…screw it, I might have to wear one. They’re shiny.
Tarte Maracuja Bronzing Serum is a shocker. It’s a $47 full-sized product. I don’t use bronzers, HOWEVER, seeing as in the summer I wear sun block every dang day, I may use it as we get into warmer weather. Just wow, Boxycharm.
This box’s contents have a retail value of $134.
Which makes me feel a little suspicious of someone coming to take my preciouses!