Monday, November 23, 2015

November 2015 Birchbox - Review

If you don't know already Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription box service.  Each month you pay $10 and you are then shipped 5 beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples that are personalized towards you.  Birchbox also has their own shop which you can use the points you accumulate from reviewing the products you get each month to purchase products you love or maybe to try something new.  For each product that you review you will receive 10 points and for every 100 points you get will equal to $10 in the Birchbox shop

 Every box comes with a card in it which tells you each product you've received.  Under each product it also tells you about each product and how much the full-size of each will cost.


This was the first product I received this month.  I really wish the perfume samples all came in either roller-ball or spray packaging because I had a really hard time getting this one open.  I actually liked the scent for this one, at first, unfortunately after an hour or so the fragrance was way too over powering and ended up giving me a terrible headache so I will not be using this perfume anymore.  The full-size of this perfume is $85.

This was the next product I received this month and one I was excited about.  Asides from the tiny product size the samples are super cute.  I always like receiving theBalm products because they are always nicely pigmented and this one was no different.  The full-size of this product is $21.


This was the next product I received this month and one I have mixed feelings about.  First off, this product smells amazing in my opinion, but if you don't wash it off of your hands after using they will feel almost sticky.  I didn't notice it controlling frizz too much but I may just need to apply a little more product.  Still though I will continue to use this product even if it's just because of how amazing it smells.  The full-size of this product is $26.

This was the next product I received this month and another I was excited to try out.   I wasn't really fond of how this one smelled, but it did make my skin feel very soft and moisturized after using.  I will continue to use this product because it's a great scrub.  The full-size of this product is $25.

 This is the last product I received this month and also my sample choice.  Birchbox recently started their own makeup line and this was one of the products sampled this month.  I was most excited about this product because I love berry shades and this one was gorgeous.  I do wish the product size was bigger though considering this is the full-size, but I will be repurchasing this once I run out.  A great thing about this product is that it's not drying and if you have chapped lips like I tend to it doesn't highlight that which is great.  The full-size of this product is $8, but a set with all three shades is $18.

Overall I think my box this month was amazing, especially since there will be only one product I won't be using out of the five that I received.  If you'd love to join me in receiving Birchbox each month you can use my referral link by going HERE!

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Starlooks October 2015 Utopia Looksbook - Review

This is my third Starlooks Looksbook and this month their theme was Utopia.  If you don't know what the Starlooks Looksbook is, it is a beauty subscription where you are sent three makeup items each month for only $12.  Each item sent is from their own collection of beauty products and can be purchased on their website.  As you can see below the makeup items you receive are sent in a cute book-like box that you can keep the products in which is super cute.  Each month you're also sent three gift cards that go towards products in their shop.

Attached to the box are three pages that gives you tips on how to apply each product that you are sent that month.

 The first product sent this month is a cream eye base in the shade "Concrete".  This product can also be use with a liner brush to line the eyes.  At the end of this post I've shared a picture of myself using all three products I received this month.  For this product I used it on my eyelid for a more neutral look, and also applied a darker shadow to my creases.  This product doesn't show up much on my skin but it gives my eyelids an even shade.  This product is very creamy but I haven't noticed any creasing.

This is the next product I received this month which is a cream blush in the shade "Abstract".  I've never used a stick cream blush before but I really liked this product.  In my picture I used it on my cheeks but I've also tried it on my lips as well with the gloss and it was just a nice.

 This was the last product I received this month which is a gloss in the shade "Ideal"  unfortunately my camera didn't capture the correct shade.   I really like their glosses because they are not sticky and every gloss of theirs that I've tried has been very pretty when applied.

Swatches from left to right:

Cream blush - Abstract
Lip gloss - Ideal
Cream base shadow - Concrete 

 In this photo I used all three products sent this month and I really liked them all.  To me every box I receive seems to get better and better and I love that you can use all three products for one look.

If you'd like to use my referral link to try out their new Starlooks Looksbook you can do so by  clicking HERE or you if you'd like, you can check out their website
I received the Starlooks Looksbook to review and these are my own and honest opinions.