Sunday, 27 October 2013

My first Birchbox

Laura Mericier - Tinted moisturizer, Dr. Brant -  Microdermabrasion skin exfoliant, Kms California - Free shape deep conditioner, theBalm cosmetics - Stainiac, Dr. Lipp - Nipple balm for lips, Egyptian Magic. 

I have been wondering wether to subscribe to Birchbox for awhile now so a couple of weeks ago I decided to give it a go. When it arrived I felt myself get all excited and I must say I am a sucker for packaging design and I found the presentation beautiful. I love the fact they give you little extras too, this month it was some eyelash curlers and Egyptian magic - All purpose skin cream. 
I tried this item first my initial thought was that it was pretty greasy and I have got a slight fear of oil based products but I must say I was plesently surprised. It obsorbed into my skin straight away and instantly made it silky smooth. The Dr. Brant - Microdermabrasion skin exfoliant was next on my list to test it smelt lovely and my skin did feel baby soft afterwards but when I saw the price tag I thought i best put it on the 'next payday list'. The Dr. Lipp - Nipple balm for lips is my new every day item especially as it is getting pretty cold outside. At first I thought the whole nipple thing was strange but It is genius, super hydrating and gives your lips a lovely shine. The Kms Calafornia - Free shape deep conditioner is a god send as I have a dangerous love affair with bleach, it made my hair easier to tame and soft to the touch from the first use which is always a bonus. Unfortunately the Laura Mericier - Tinted moisturizer was to dark for my skin tone, I am pretty pale so I need to be very careful when picking these type of products. It was a shame as it was lightweight and blended well. I also struggled with the theBalm cosmetics - Stainiac, it was a dark red and didn't blend well enough into my cheeks but as a lip gloss i think it would be quite a nice colour but I do tend to lean more towards lipsticks rather than gloss. 

Have you got a Birchbox subscription? 
If so I'd love your opinions? ox 

Monday, 21 October 2013

Along came Betty

Along came Betty - Br-wow 
I spotted this on one of @velvetgh0st's YouTube videos. I have been previously just using a dark brown eyeshadow and a slanted edge brush to fill in my eyebrows. I never used to fill them in at all but now I don't know what I used to look like without it. This was from tesco for a pretty reasonable price of just under five pounds. It tells you to blend the fair with the dark brown but even though I am blonde, the darker the better for me personally but that's the great thing about this product you can blend the colours to suit your own style/skin tone. I have been wearing it for the last few days and I must say I am very happy with the result. The wax is super for keeping your brows all neat and tidy and it hasn't smudged or faded through out the day. If your just starting to experiment with filling your eyebrows in and don't want to spend a bomb, I would give this a go. Any new products your loving this autumn? ox 
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