What?!?!? Alyssa is actually reviewing her current Birchbox in the current month?? IS THE WORLD ENDING?!?!? Maybe.
Benefit They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara – For this month’s box I was allowed to pick from 4 different mascaras, which sample I wanted. I have been wanting to try this mascara for awhile because I’d heard people rave about it. Now it is true, it does lengthen your lashes, but that’s about all it does. I assume because the lengthening formula is so heavy, it got rid of all the curl in my lashes. I was left with very long and very straight lashes. You’d probably have to whip out your eyelash curler and go to town after using this mascara. (Full Size $24)
Origins Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion – GENTLE MY BUTT! Their is NOTHING gentle about this dermabrasion. NOTHING. This is from SATAN himself!!!!! After using this my skin felt like it was on fire, my eyes watered for over an hour, and my skin was beat read for 2 days. 2 FREAKIN DAYS. I don’t know what’s in this, but I assume hellfire and brimstone. (Full Size $39.50)
Too Cool for School DinoPlatz Highlighter – I generally prefer a powder highlighter. I tried this 2 different ways. The first, I put it on over my pressed powder, it didn’t blend as well as I hoped and was VERY shiny. The second, I put in on before I put my pressed powder on and it blended nicely on my skin and was a more muted highlight. (Full Size $33)
Dear Clark Thickening Balm – I was very excited to use this product because I have thin, fragile hair and I’m constantly looking for new ways to boost up my volume. A warning though – use a lot less than the directions say. The first time I used this it was too much and made my hair turn out stiff and greasy. The next time I just used the tiniest amount on my ends and it looked a lot nicer. Didn’t really look like my hair was thicker though. (Full Size $26)
BioRepublic Green Tea Detox Purifying Mask – My new found love this year is face masks! They are my favorite thing and I love using them when I take a bath. They are perfect for “me” time. This mask was lovely! It felt great, it smelled awesome, and it made my skin super soft and bright. (Full Size Set of 3 $14.50)
Stay pretty (and warm)!