November 14, 2013
Birchbox Review: October
Still loving my monthly Birchbox subscription. Here are the products from my October box, as well as my reviews.
Dermablend Professional Quick Fix Illuminator | Full size, $25
Light-diffusing mineral concealer for a natural wide-awake look.
My Review: I was initially excited to receive this because I'll always try a new concealer. And then I opened it. It's a pearly white concealer, not the usual skin color. Humph. I went ahead & tried it. I'm still confused by this product. The color is weird, the consistency is weird. It didn't really conceal anything. Maybe you can use it as a highlighter... Maybe? I gave it to my friend. Christina, let me know if you like it.
P.S. I've been using this concealer for about a year now & I really like it. It doesn't last long, maybe 2-3 months, but it's $10 & I can buy it at Target.
dr. brandt light years away brightening eye cream | Full size, $90
Vitamin-packed anti-aging eye cream with marine-based illuminators to brighten dark circles.
My Review: I love an eye cream! I'm always happy to try new ones, especially if they're anti-aging. I liked this one. Unfortunately, the sample only lasted about 2-3 uses, so it wasn't enough to brighten anything, but I liked the way it felt. $90 is a little steep for me, so I'll probably stick to my $18 Mario Badescu.
dr. brandt microdermabrasion skin exfoliant | Full size, $78
Breakthrough at-home treatment for a glowing complexion - no pricey derm appointment required.
My Review: Man, I love this stuff. This is a longer blog post for another time, but a few months ago, my dermatologist put me on Retina. This microdermabrasion exfoliant, plus the Retina, has given me the face of a baby. $78 is going to be hard to swallow, but I'll probably buy this.
Note: If you use this, make sure & read the directions & only use 1-2 times a week with 3 days of rest in between. Trust.
Joie Folle de Joie | Full size, $98
A captivating scent with a modern blend of mandarin, rose, & sandalwood.
My Review: Nope.
Miss Jessie's Original Creme de la Creme Conditioner | Full size, $16
This detangling formula softens & nourishes stubborn curls & pin-straight locks alike.
My Review: This actually works pretty well, but I can't get past the smell. It's a weird scent, & it lingers throughout the day. It has a medicinal, kind of a hand soap, smell. It didn't work for me. But if you like the smell, the product is great.