Sometimes it's the little things that get you excited. Like a smallish, simple, brown box with some white lettering. BIRCHBOX!
So excited that my sister-in-law sent me this amazing subscription box for Christmas. Very excited to try it out! Of course it came superbly packaged. Once opened there was 4 beauty samples and a rather large chocolate bar. Hmmm odd with the chocolate, but I'm going with it.
The first thing that caught my eye is this little firecraker. It is LAQA & Co. LIL' LIP. It is super compact but vibrant. Loved the color in the packaging, but when applied it was really pinkish red. Definitely a "Night Out" color. It certainly was moisturizing and did last a long time. Would like to see some daytime colors as the shine and nourishing ability of the product was spot on. I also liked that the bottom worked like a typical chap stick tube and you were easily able to turn it up when you used the product. If purchased it comes in a cute travel duo for $16. The colors are Pinkman and Lambchop. Mine was not marked, but assuming it was Pinkman.
As you can see from my pic. it is a bright vibrant color. I actually picked my two daughters up from school after I took this picture and they were like, "MOM, what are you wearing!", so I am assuming that they either really liked it or wondered if I was playing dress up with their baby sister before I came to car pool.
Next up was this little dazzler. Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish in Ride 'Em Cowgirl I am in love with it. (This was also done on the way to car pool). When first polished it is a gorgeous glitter gold. Then the magic happens in the sun. Go outside and the glitter gold changes to a beautiful bronze. The BEST part is that it will keep changing when you go in and outside. Easily amused? Maybe, but it entertained me. Not sure where I would go with this, but could see it being really cute for a pedi in the summer. My husband thought it slightly "stripperish", so I think he liked it. For $10 totally worth it!Another product was a sample of Viva La Juicy Noir, obviously by Juicy Couture. Smells amazing...definitely a night fragrance. Sweet fruity notes with an undertone of sandlewood. Very powerful, yet feminine. Birchbox is offering a rollerball duo which is super unique and could easily be thrown in your bag. A great deal at $25.
Lastly, which I was not that excited about, but then soon became really excited is ybf Beauty Perfect Face Primer. What could it really do?? Well basically it is a buffer between your face and makeup. It corrects color, moisturizes and reduces red spots. Pop this on before your makeup for a longer lasting effect. The smell is super clean. It feels like silk. I was immediately impressed with the firming feeling yet softness of skin around my eyes. It's a keeper! Best yet- contains A, C and E vitamins and is PARABEN free! At $28 it is well under the price of some other BIG name primers and a little goes the distance.
Now I know you are all wondering about the Chocolate bar. I did try it, but only to see if it was poison before sharing it ;)
Love and Tulips,
Nicole from Alpharetta