Sunday, August 7, 2011

July Birchbox Review

As I had mentioned in my Birchbox post, I am going to review the products I received in my July box. 

First product: Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist:
 
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This "mist" does give your hair some nice shine and I like that
 it's small enough to carry in your purse for those quick touch ups.
The first problem i have with this: it has an icky orange scent.
It does fade as the product dries in your hair, but it is pretty strong at first.
Second problem: if you spray too much product on your hair, it looks and feels oily.
 Perhaps it's the the sprayer that dispenses so much product that contributed to that. 

Overall:
This product would be way better if it didn't have that strong scent.
You do have to use a light hand when using this product though.
 So, I wouldn't purchase this product. I prefer my Biolage Color Care Shielding Shine Mist
It smells good and the sprayer on this helps you control how much product you want to use.  

Second: AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream:

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I didn't like this lotion at all. The scent just killed it for me. It did absorb well into the skin but I didn't like the velvety finish it left on my hands. So this is a definite no for me.

Third: Zoya Nail Lacquer - Shay

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 When I first tried this nail polish, I found the formula to be a little thick. After a couple of tries, I got it to look smooth on my nails. It left a nicely glossed finish on my nails even without a top coat. I've never tried a pinky-nude colored polish and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I may consider purchasing the full-size polish once I run out of the sample size.

Last product: Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser 

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 This was the BEST product in the box! I really really liked this cleanser!
To start, I like the consistency of this cleanser: not to runny, not too creamy.
I like that it doesn't lather too much, it's just right. A little bit of this product goes a long way too. So I would suggest getting the bigger bottle because it's cheaper than buying the smaller bottles.
It will last you for a ling time.
I like the scent that it has, a bit herbal perhaps?
The best part is that it leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. I thought that it wouldn't work on my combination/oily skin but it did. I just feel like it cleans my skin without stripping it from my natural oils.
Overall:
This is a great product, and now I know why so many people are in ♥ with it!
It is a little pricey but I would definitely splurge on skincare products!

I hope you find this review helpful!

The Classic Black Smokey Eye Tutorial

This look was requested by one of my friends {Garcy ♥}. It's a very easy look that you can make your own by adding a pop of color or some glitter to. Hope you like it!

{I will post the video here once I've uploaded it on my channel}



The final look


On my Skin:
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation - NC35
MAC Studio Careblend Powder in Medium Dark
MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Refined Golden Bronzing Powder

On my Lips:
MAC Freckletone Lipstick

On my Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Benefit Stay Don't Stray
MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot
MAC Eyeshadows: Chamomile (LE), Ricepaper,
Wedge and Carbon
MAC Black Black Chromaline (PRO) (for the waterline)
Ardell #113 lashes with MAC 3 lash

Smokey goodness :)
Hope you like!