February 2015 – Birchbox

February’s Birchbox theme was all about friendship. I assume that I was supposed to share my box with one of my friends. I didn’t. I’m aware of how selfish I am.
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First item out of the box was: Obliphica Professional Intensive Hair Serum. I took this out first because it was in that little pink pouch and it had obviously started to leak and I wanted it out of my box ASAP. This stuff is freakin amazing. I put it on the bottom part of my hair (not on the roots or you’ll look like a greaseball) when I get out of the shower. I let it soak in for a minute or two and then I put my other hair products in and blow dry my hair. Boy oh boy, this serum makes my hair so shiny, so soft, so healthy looking. It amazes me. (Full size $38)

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Next was: Coola Face SPF 30 Unscented Matte Tint. I really had high hopes for this. I love my BB and CC creams, but this just sucked. It felt greasy in my hands, it felt greasy on my face, and it gave me a nice “look like I’ve worked in a pizza shop all day” kind of greasy shine to my face. No thank you. (Full size $36)

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Up next was: Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. I’m gonna be honest here, I don’t know what oat milk is, but that’s ok because whatever it is, I like it to be in my hair. Last year when I started to get purple ombre in my hair, I had to learn how to not wash my hair everyday. I had been washing my hair every day for the last… 24 years. My lovely hairdresser introduced me to dry shampoo and I fell in love. I’ve gone through a few different kinds, and my current favorite is from Dove. I really liked this Klorane stuff though. It felt heaver in my hair then my Dove stuff, but that just meant I could use less of it. I didn’t fall in love with it, but I did fall in like with it.  (Full size $19.50)

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My makeup product was: Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner. Ohhhh, this stuff is good! Now I don’t know where they get the “skinny” part from because I thought it gave me a pretty thick line. My go to liquid eyeliner is usually Kat Von D Tattoo Liner but I did find myself going back and forth between the two. I liked Eyeko because the nubbin (yes, that is what I call the end of an eyeliner) was stiffer and gave me an easily build-able and thicker lash line. (Full size $16)

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And my favorite product this month is: Marcelle Gentle Make-up Remover for Sensitive Eyes. Oh. My. Lanta. This stuff is just. I can’t even. I RARELY swear by a product, but I will swear by this. I’ve used countless different eye makeup removers in the past and they always sting my eyes. This doesn’t. I repeat. THIS DOES NOT STING AT ALL. It feels like little angels kissing all of your eye makeup off. It doesn’t leave my skin raw or feeling oily. It doesn’t sting and a little goes a long way with this stuff. Never have I ever been this excited for a skin product. (Full size $15)

IMG_3467There’s my February box for ya. Stay beautiful, you fabulous people of the internet.

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