13 December 2015

November Birchbox

Last month I opted to try the Glamlife Guru guest editor box. As a subscriber to Tati Westbooks Youtube Channel, I was interested in her recommendations from Birchbox. Unfortunately my desire to like these products did not out-weigh their perfomance for me.

With the air dryer and cooler, I have started the search for super-hydrating skincare products. Avene Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum  is the first product I tried. As a serum, this is light, smooth, pleasant smelling and effective everyday moisturizer. I would consider repurchasing in the summer/ spring months when I did not need as much hydration.

As a fan of Jouer, I anticipated loving the Jouer Lip Enhancer Lip Balm. This balm goes on clear with a non-greasy formula. I really like the way it slightly enhanced my lips without burning or tingling. The downside is that it doesn't seem to last nor is the formula very moisturizing. Another con-the smell, too rosey for my preference.

In November every Birchbox subscriber received a LOC One & Done Shadow Stick as the featured item. Monthly subscribers that did not choose this box were able to choose between the three colors available. This box came with the gold metallic shade "Day Trip." Tati mentioned in her reveal of the LOC brand, that these shadow sticks were long lasting and she was right. The shadow feels slightly sticky once applied, then dries smooth and does not come off until removed with makeup remover. With my skin tone this color is an unflattering yellow shade. I'll be using this mostly for my inner eye corners or mixed with other neutrals for additional shimmer. I will definitely be trying other colors!

To be honest, I haven't gotten the hang of using Shisedo Ultimune Eye Concentrate. This may work for those with dark circles and wrinkles, but I did not seem to notice a difference to my under eye area after application. Occasionally I will have puffy under eyes and there are the beginings of a wrinkle or two that did not seem altered after application. Could this be from inconsistent use? Probably. At $65 for the full-sized verson, my budget says pass.

I saved the best for last! Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is living up to all it's hype for me. Not only does this dry shampoo smell great, but it actually works. There is a white residue that disapears with oil absorption. This dry shampoo also adds the perfect amount of texture to aid in styling. This does not return hair to "just washed" state, which I think makes it better.

This month Birchbox is offering $10 to use in their shop for new subscribers. Interested? Follow this link!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your November review and I also loved everything in my GlamLifeGuru box!