As you know at the end of every month I tell you all about my Birchbox and how much I love each of the products I received that month. This month is no different, except, I used some of my points this month to get something I have been in love with! You will have to wait until the end of the post to learn what it is and just how much I paid for it.
theBalm cosmetics Stainiac – $17.00 – This is a lip stain and cheek stain all in one. I have used lip stains before and they are just a tad too bright. When I saw this at first I thought it was going to be the same thing, way too bright for me, and then to try to put it on your cheeks? I was pleasantly surprised though. This is just enough color to give my lips and cheeks a natural look without being overly bright.
Cargo Land Down Under EyeShadow Palette – $34.00 – According to the item page, the full size contains Eye Shadow Palette (0.03 oz.), EyeLiner Pencil in Black (0.04 oz.), and Dual-Ended EyeShadow Brush, but since this was a sample, I only received 2 colors, I believe “brush” and “bridge” (the second one in from the left on top and bottom in the picture). These are colors that I typically use anyway so I was excited to get them and try them out. For a powder eyeshadow it stays on great for all day wear.
Cartier Eau De Cartier Zeste de Soleil Eau de Toilette Spray – 1.7 fl. oz. – $67.00 – This perfume smells great and will get you in the mood for spring with it’s hints of citrus and fruit. A little goes a long way, but it is one of the few perfumes that I feel lasts most of the day. As much as I like it though, I won’t be purchasing this because it is just too pricey for me.
PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Volumizing & Texturizing Shampoo – $22.00 – I have tried many volumizing shampoos and conditioners before, but this has to be one of my favorites. I love the smell and the way it makes my hair feel. It also helps tame flyaways and frizzy hair.
PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Volumizing & Texturizing Conditioner – $22.00 – Just as with the shampoo above, I have tried many different volumizing shampoos and conditioners but this is one of my favorites.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser – 5 oz. – $19.50 – I have always struggled with finding a face wash that I like. This face wash has changed that. It takes off my makeup and leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth, and it smells great!
Remember when I said I actually purchased a full sized item this month and that you had to wait until the end of the post to find out what it was, well you have made it! I am going to tell you all about my purchase.
LOC Ultimate Collection – $46.00 (worth $79.00) – I am so excited to share this purchase with you! A while back I received one of the LOC eyeshadows in my box and I have been trying to order a full size ever since. Apparently I am not the only one who loved this product because they have been sold out for a long time. I was looking around the site one day and came across this ultimate collection that contains 3 Vibrant Matte Lipsticks – First Kiss, Wildest Dreams, Glam Life (0.02 oz.); 5 One & Done Shadow Sticks – On Point, Day Trip, Impress Me, Smoke Screen and Nite Owl (0.05 oz.); 1 Sharpener. I love it! The eyeshadows stay one and the lipsticks are great colors for everyone, from daytime to a night out on the town.
Here’s the best part, I saved up my points to purchase this and I spent $1.00 on the whole collection. You read that right! My points covered the entire purchase price and shipping, all but $1.00. I could have waited until I got my points from my review this month, but I didn’t want them to sell out again! I don’t have a problem paying $1 for a quality product that I love and that I will use.
If you want earn points and be able to get quality beauty products for free, sign up for Birchbox today. If you sign up for the subscription service (which only costs $10 a month) you will receive 5-6 samples every month in the mail. For each product you review you get 10 points, and every 100 points equals $10. That means that each box actually only costs $5, and the value of the products you receive are worth more than that. It is really worth it and gives you a chance to do something for yourself without feeling guilty.
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