Monday, May 27, 2013

Double Birch box

This month was so exciting since I did get chosen to get the additional Free Nuance box from Salma Hayek. I guess I will start with this box first.

The box itself is so pretty to look at. It is pretty large and quite heavy. When opening I think I heard some music in my head like angels singing. 
Pretty amazing items in the box. 

Anti Aging Super cream, The ingredient in this cream that is special for her is the Tepezochuite tree bark. It has antioxidant properties and ability to rejuvenate the skin.
It feels quite light on the skin and I cannot see any difference as of yet, but definitely leaves my face feeling softer.
Full size 1.4 oz @ $16.99
Sample 0.265oz approx $3.40

Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Has a very light and fresh and soft scent. 
Full size 10 fl. oz $7.99
Samples 2 fl oz approx $2 each

My secret Super moisturizing Body Cream is pretty thick to apply, but amazingly absorbs almost instantly. I didn't expect that. The scent  is the Macadamia scent that is familiar to me from another product, but it still reminds me of a citrus like scent. 
Full Size 8 fl oz $14.99

Eye Trio in Sapphire this is a really neat concept. To have your shadow, liner and highlight all in one packaging is great. It just didn't work for me. The shadow, when applied seems pretty pigmented, but goes on uneven and creases almost instantly. When I went to blend it out it just disappeared.  Then when you try to apply more the same thing happens and maybe it is better to use as a base color, but being uneven I am not sure how effective it would be. 
The highlighter to me worked better as a brow bone highlight than as the inner corner highlight. It too was a bit splotchy on the inner corner. 
The eyeliner is the best product of the three for me. It is very dark black which I like, but was hard to take out of the container each time I used it. It glides on very easily, but unfortunately did not last the entire day and faded pretty quickly. Sad that it didn't work for me. 
One size $8.79
All in all the items were very good with the exception of the Eye Trio. 
The total value of the box was approx $31. 
I really enjoyed using all the items in the box. Selma Hayek products are exclusive to CVS and There is also nail product and other makeup items available too.

On to my May Birchbox

Sumitra eyeliner in a bright dark blue. It is quite bold and the liner itself is very soft. I actually broke the end off when I opened it to use it. It did last, but does smear very easily at first until it sets in then it lasts all day. It is a bit too messy at first so be careful upon the initial application. 
Set of 4 mini pencils $21

Folle de joie parfum I actually loved this scent. At first I was unsure, but after using it I have been loving it. It is floral, but at the same time fruity in my opinion. It lasts the entire day. I can smell my wrists later in the day and it is still there. Lovely scent.

Coola Organic sunscreen moisturizer with SPF 30 is very light on the skin and doesn't leave a sticky residue. I thing it is perfect cause it is not a typical sunscreen that is thick. 
Full size $32

Pilot Acroball Pure White Retractable Hybrid Gel Ball Point Pens 3-Pack

It's pink, it writes smooth and the ink is pink!!! 

Pack of 3 for about $8.71

Beauty Protector, protects and detangles hair. It smells great and it did help with detangling after the shower. I appreciate that it was also a detangler too. That saves me that one extra step with my hair care routine. 
Full size $21.95

  Decent items in my Birchbox, I realize the pen is a "full size" but I wish there was one full size item in every Birchbox. (beauty related)

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Thank you until next time....