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Birchbox: DecemberMonday, December 21, 2015
I always get so excited for my Birchbox! The actual box is always so pretty. This month had some pretty awesome eye makeup that I was sup...
I always get so excited for my Birchbox! The actual box is always so pretty. This month had some pretty awesome eye makeup that I was super excited for!
I love fragrances. I'm always on the hunt for my signature scent, and while I'm not so sure I've found it yet, I love to always have new fragrances. This Harvey Prince Sincerely fragrance is listed as a "complex blend of Indian tuberose, Turkish cyclamen, and Spanish mandarin." This scent is very, very subtle, which means I'm not a fan. I want to smell great and I want those around me to say "Oh my gosh, who smells so good?" I am not a fan of a subtle scent.
I'm not huge on hair products. I use shampoo and conditioner and dry shampoo, but I never buy other hair products. I always try to use all my samples, though, and this was no exception. This amika Nourishing Mask had enough product for more than one use, which is always nice in a sample size. My problem with hair masks, is you have to put them in and leave them, then wash them out. I hate washing my hair, so having to put this on and letting it sit just seems so extra to me.
More hand cream. Okay, I get it. People have dry skin in the winter. I have accumulated enough hand cream this year to last a lifetime. Any sample box I receive always has hand cream in it. I gave away several hand creams to my bridesmaids in their gift bags. I have one in my office, two in my purse, and several under the bathroom sink. That being said, I like a nice hand cream that is super thick so I only need a pea-size. This Soap & Paper Factory Shea Butter Hand Cream is one of those super thick hand creams, which I love! I received the green tea scent, which is oddly not on the Birchbox site. I have enjoyed this hand cream so far. It smells so fresh and clean (so fresh, and so clean, clean).
The product I got to choose this month was a Coastal Scents styleEYES product. I chose the eye shadow sampler in socialEYES. This set included a silver and black shadow, which I figured would create the perfect smokey eye look. I'm usually a fan of browns and neutrals in eyeshadows, so I thought this set would be perfect to mix it up for the holidays. I haven't used it yet, since I don't really wear make up to work, but I think this will look great during the next few weeks for holiday events.
The product I was most excited to receive in my box this month was the Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner. I'm surprised that they threw in a full-size product, especially one that is so popular (it's currently out of stock and there's a waiting list. This liner goes on perfect and so smooth. The color is fully pigmented and looks so great. Plus, the liner being in pen-form makes it's super easy to apply!
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