Friday, May 30, 2014

Birchbox: Beauty Protector Review

Purchased 
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I was super excited to try this product when I received it in my  April birchbox after the preview video. Click down below to see if I liked it or not.

This product was a big push item within birchbox. A product made just for birchbox. In the preview video they made such a fuss over it because it was such a big multi-tasker, heat protection and repair? Sign me up!  Click down below to see what I think of it! 

WEN TSV June 2014

I've noticed I've gotten a lot of hits and people have been emailing me if I know what the June TSV is yet.

June 1st TSV is the Gallon Wen Jugs in the core scents: Lavender, Fig, Sweet Almond, Cucumber Aloe, Pomegranate, Tea Tree, and Bamboo.

 I totally recommend buying the gallon jugs just look below at the photo QVC made to show you the amount you're saving. Which is a lot!

They will also have Wen Kids in a Gallon jug in Apple, Strawberry Banana, and Watermelon.

 It's $177 a gallon with 6 easy pays.

I strongly suggest getting this on Auto Delivery because it's $5 off the first shipment and then on your second shipment you'll get free shipping and that will save you $12!!


I totally recommend buying the gallon jugs just look below at the photo QVC made to show you the amount you're saving. Which is a lot!
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 I'm buying the auto delivery in Fig! I'm also canceling my TSV from March. The 613 is just too heavy for my hair, it makes it super greasy for next day hair. Another reason is I just don't blowdry my hair enough to make proper use of the styling cream in the set.

You can check out my review of Wen products here if you want to know how wen preforms.

Check out my other Wen review to find the best pick for you! 
Fall Apple Spice  Cleansing Conditioner- This has my review, Before and After photos. My Friend's Before and After photos as well.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Birchbox: May 2014

I had a lot of issues with Birchbox as of late. I debated for a while if I wanted to even post about it this month.  You can check out my April review and found out that my Birchbox was late then too.  The fact that my Birchbox was over 10 days late. 10 days late. It is completely unacceptable for this to happen. Two months in a row.
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It was brought to my notice that yes they did move their warehouse but for the box to be late two months in a row it is unacceptable. It's bad business. As well it makes me mad as hell. If I don't like my box next month I'm strongly thinking that I will give up birchbox. This month marks my 16th birchbox and maybe it's time to move on. I do already subscribe to Ipsy where I actually get testable sample sizes.

Below is a photo of my box.
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Oh look here's my 3rd COOLA product in 16 birchboxes I love discovering new brands with birchbox. I received cooola's After Sun Lotion. At least it's not a sunscreen again this time. 

I received a Jouer Lip Gloss in Riviera it only tints the lips a little no red lips here. Wear time about hour or two as long as you don't drink or snack or talk a lot. 

I don't have color treated hair. In my survey I didn't click I wanted shampoo or that I had color treated hair. But I did receive Nexxus Color Assure trio even though I don't have colored hair. Thanks for letting me discover something not for my hair type. 

Perlier Body Cream in Shea Almond. Now this is something that I can discover! Something new! Not a brand I already received a ton of samples from already! Whew! I used this a few times and I do like it, but not it's price tag. Depending on the size of the full size I might splurge on it. 

This month's bonus is SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins for Adults. I don't think birchbox would like to see my real opinion on getting gummy vitamins in my birchbox but I'll share the milder version on what I think about it. Why the hell am I getting gummy vitamins in my beauty discovery box. Yes I can see where you say that you have to take care of what's inside too. But the last time I checked I've been able to sallow pills since I was about 4 thanks to taking pills with a straw. I mean I'm 22 years old I can take a pill. Second of all the pill issue aside if you going to give us samples why isn't there at least 6 in the packet? It said that you need to take 6 a day. 2 gummies will do nothing. Also these taste disgusting, too sweet. I don't like sugar on my gummies. I'm pretty sure this is my most hated sample ever. 

Whew! Yay Birchbox I only got to discover 1 new item this month! 

I hope everyone can read my sarcasm. What did you ladies get in your birchbox? Was yours late? 


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lush Pink Bath Bomb and The Comforter Bubble Bar review

Purchased. 

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This whole semester has been super stressful. College is no joke! I'm still waiting on a few of my grades to come back but so far so good! I decided to treat myself to a Lush bath and some wine! I love me some Moscato D'Asti and bath time! Click down below to see what I used!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ipsy bag: May 2014

Purchased. Referral code. 
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It's been two months shy of a year since the last time I received a glam bag. I discontinued use the first time because I hated all the bags I got. The bags seemed to get better so I decided to join.  Click down below to see what I think of ipsy now.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Julep Maven It Girl: May 2014

Purchased. 

I can not honestly remember the last time I bought a box, probably a year ago. Well even when I skipped the boxes every month I still racked up a bunch of points. I saved up so many points I was able to get the Julep Maven May box for free as well as another add on polish for free! I was beyond excited. Click down below to see what I thought of my May Julep Maven box.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara Waterproof Review

Purchased.
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As you saw on two Sunday's ago post I had pink eye. I had to throw this mascara away, and by the time of this post being published I did, but click down below to see if this was worthy of a repurchase!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

April Favorites 2014

Purchased.
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Lately I've been focused more on hair and skin care than makeup. My makeup routine has been sparse this month, bb cream, eyeliner, and mascara. 

I tested Vasanti Brighten Up! In my first birchbox, and have been in love ever since. I just made a big order from Birchbox because I had points and a coupon code so I picked up a full size (Finally!) This thing is huge!

I love me some Wen products. I love my fig replenishing mist! Smells so delicious and makes my hair soft! I also have been using my Fig cleansing conditioner the most this month! It's my favorite scent! Another one I've been using a ton of is my Wen 6-13 styling creme! My hair is so soft after I use it! 

I just had to throw it out due to pink eye but I was using Maybelline's Rocket Mascara in waterproof all month! I love it, except when it's time to remove it! a review is qued up for Tuesday. 

Origins Gin-zing gel moisturizerThis delivers the right amount of moisture and leaves behind a cool feel after application. I LOVE the scent! It really wakes me up in the morning! I've re-bought this twice already to use as my morning moisturizer. I would suggest something else for night time. 

I've been using Finger Paints cosmo glitter in almost everyone of my manicures this month! I'm in love with the holo glitter in it! 

Last but not least I have been using my Vera Wang Rock Princess perfume almost all month. With spring upon us I've been loving this darker floral. It's still a floral but it has a warmer undertone to it. 



What have been your favorites that you've been reaching for this month? Do we have the same favorites? 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ulta Haul

I had to do a favor for my Aunt yesterday so while I was in the area I finally used the gift card I got for my birthday this past christmas.

As you know from my post last Sunday I had pink eye and had to throw out a ton of eye makeup. - I'm still crying over it!

I decided to pick up a new eyeliner and mascara.
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I love my Urban Decay 24/7 liners so I picked it up in Deep End. I couldn't pick between which mascara I wanted to try so I picked up Tarte's Lights, Camera Lashes and Urban Decay's Super Curling Mascara.

I want to do the bright eye liner again this summer since I only apply eyeliner and mascara during the summer. I picked up Deep End which is a lovely dark turquoise color.


This is a pretty small haul but I can't wait to use my new products! Bring on the warm weather!! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Hair Essentials Month 1 Review

Sample.
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I used to have really long hair when I had red hair. Then I decided I wanted to go blonde and I've been stuck at shoulder length hair ever since. My hair was just too damaged. It's such a terrible place to be because all I want is long hair!

I know a lot of women feel the struggle of having short hair. In my philosophy is if the hair isn't healthy why let it grow to a ratty long length. I've become almost desperate in trying to grow out my hair. 

Ask my boyfriend it just stresses me out. I take biotin, eat more healthy than not. I've been working out at least 2 or 3 times a week. What's the deal?! My hair is very damaged. It's only now starting to become healthy since I changed the brand of hi lift I use, as well as oil treatments to the scalp.  Now I just need it to grow fast to get ride of the damaged hair!  When I was asked to review Hair Essentials I jumped at the chance.

What it promises: 
The Ultimate Hair Growth Remedy – Works FAST!
    If you want thicker, fuller hair growth, Hair Essentials™ is the product for you:
    • Repairs damaged follicles
    • Stimulates new hair growth
    • Promotes thicker, fuller, faster-growing hair
    • Effective for all hair types
    • Doctor-formulated
    • 100% drug-free
    • Certified gluten-free
     Hair Essentials™ is an all-natural proprietary blend of more than 20 herbs and essential hair-healthy nutrients. It is 100% drug-free, certified gluten-free, and vegetarian, and is an effective and gentle formulation that naturally combats hair loss and stimulates healthy hair growth.
    What really distinguishes Hair Essentials™ from other hair growth products is its powerful,synergistic combination of multiple ingredients. Some hair vitamins and supplements inhibit DHT, a hormone that causes hair loss, while some help repair damaged hair follicles. Other supplements nourish the follicles for healthier new hair growth. Only Hair Essentials does ALL three!
    Our scientifically researched, doctor-formulated combination of more than 20 proven herbs and nutrients naturally combats hair loss, repairs and revitalizes damaged or dormant hair follicles and stimulates healthy hair growth. Each carefully selected ingredient reinforces the effects of the others, making Hair Essentials™ the most comprehensive hair supplement on the market. Quite simply, there’s no other hair growth remedy like it for women or men!

    What I found: 
    Since I have only taken Hair Essentials for a month now I can not adequately comment on hair growth that much. I'm just being honest because with hair growth it generally needs at least 4 to 5 months before you notice it take affect. The bottle said only 3 months. 
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    I may not have notice hair growth, but I don't shed as much anymore. I do still shed when I brush it, and in the shower. What I noticed different is when I just run my hand through real quick or adjust my hair I don't have strands tangled in my fingers. 
    Because I didn't take this longer than a month I can't say I benefited from it too much so far. I do have to say I like that it contains Vitamin, A, C, and E, Zinc, Biotin, and Flaxseed Oil all of which is generally good for you. All those ingredients are also good for your skin. I noticed my skin was looking nicer and clearer towards the end of the month after using this. 

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    I did not notice any side affects or problems while taking these pills. It suggest taking 3 pills a day. I take two in the morning with a meal, then the 3rd pill at night with dinner. 
    I feel like I'm lacking on the info side, but I don't want to sound like a commercial, so if you have any other question about this product or the items in it. Click here to check out the FAQs. This is all my findings so far about testing this product. 

    I will be posting photos in the next post about this. I'll post after finishing the second month of pills. 

    VERCIT: I may not be able to comment on the hair growth properties yet, but I did shed less after a month of use, as well as all the vitamins in these pills is also good for your skin. Which I noticed a difference in my skin. I would recommend this, but you have to be willing to commit  to using this for over 4 months which could get pricey. You can purchase from here. Sells for $39.99 a bottle. 
    ***WARNING: This was a sample given to me. And ALWAYS consult a doctor before taking new medicines. Something to notice at the Bottom of the FAQs they mentioned "If you are on any medications (including blood thinners, medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid, or any other condition, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or other hormonal medications), consult your doctor prior to using any dietary supplement, including Hair Essentials™." Side note from me if you are on a hormonal birth control you better start using two forms of protection, as well as definitely ask your doctor if it's okay to take this before you start.  So remember always read everything, and check with your doctor. I am not one, I am just a normal person who is desperate to grow their hair out. 

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in 711 Iced Coffee Swatch and Review

    Purchased. 

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    I'm a sucker for lip crayon products. I picked this up ages ago but never opened it. In hopes of working through my makeup collection I started to weed through what I use and don't and came across this brown shade. Click down below to see the swatch and wear power.