I loved last month's Birchbox! I also love that all of my friends hated their lipsticks & gave them to me. Now I have ALL the lipstick! Here's what I got.
Body Lotion | Full-size, $22
Fast-absorbing lotions in three ethereal scents: Tea Olive Lime, Aloe Water Apricot, & Coconut Fig.
My Review: I got the Coconut Fig scent & LOVE it! It smells soooo good! I'm totally buying this.
INDIA Oil | Full-size, $40
An aromatic blend of argan & other nourishing oils that strengthens & silkifies strands.
My Review: I've never used hair oil. I've been meaning to for years, but just never jumped on the Moroccan oil train. I used this so I could review it. I'm not sure I used it correctly. I put it on my ends after blowing out & straightening my hair. It smells okay, it's pretty earthy. I guess I was supposed to use a styling product over it because, while my hair was soft, it was also frizzy & poufy. It's probably a fine product. I just don't know how to use it. Also, if I were going to buy a hair oil, I'd probably buy one that smells better. If, like me, you use a lot of Oribe hair products, this isn't going to be your scent.
Party Proof Lipstick | Full-size, $19
Long-lasting, non-drying pigment that won't come off on your drink (or significant other).
My Review: I'm a little surprised at how much I like this lipstick. When I got it, I thought, well, this is going to be stupid. But I actually love it. I've worn it almost every day since I got it. The color I got is Peony.
- Skin lips side note: One of my friends (Heidi, I think-?) didn't like her color & gave it to me. It was one of the nude colors. It didn't look great on me either, so I gave it to my friend Freya, with the description, "I can't wear this, it looks like skin lips." What I meant was, it makes my lips the same shade as the rest of my face. What Freya thought was, well, not what I thought. But the nude color looks great on Freya, so it's a win.
Ceramidin Cream | Full-size, $48
Birchbox exclusive that repairs skin damage & provides hydration for up to 26 hours.
My Review: I actually really like this. I've been using it as my nighttime facial moisturizer. It's meant for people with sensitive, dry skin, who also struggle with eczema & redness. I have all of those things (except eczema). I currently use Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream, which is around $18. A) I'm not sure I want to make the jump from $18 to $48 (plus shipping). B) I like my facial products to have some kind of anti-aging treatment &, as far as I can tell, Dr. Jart doesn't. Maybe I'll splurge on this in the winter months when I really struggle with dry, red skin. Hmm...
Bobby Pins | Set of Six, $5
We designed these patterned pins to add style to summer hair with minimal effort.
My Review: Oh my god, these suck. First of all, they're big enough to be barrettes, not bobby pins. Secondly, they will pull all of your hair out. No.