Yay for my beauty boxes! I received Birchbox and Ipsy on the same day–I love when that happens!
As you guys know, I try to take a lot of pictures on my blog. One of the things that annoys the heck out of me is so many pictures and resizing them and blah blah blah. So I am constantly trying to figure out ways to get my pictures to not take over the blog. I love collaging pictures but still don’t know photoshop well enough to functionally use it. I was excited to review CollageIt 3. And what better time to break out the collages than for my Ipsy/Birch Box reviews!?
OK Birch Box:
Ahmad Tea London-Assorted Teas/Full-size $7
What: A best-selling British blend of premium teas from Assam, Sri Lanka, and Kenya.
How: Steep 3-5 minutes in near-boiling water
Well we all know I love me some tea and I’m excited to try these out.
Chella-Latte Highlighter Pencil/Full-size $18
What: The face illuminator brightens and contours–it can be applied in 10 different ways!
How: Blend onto brow bones, cheekbones, or along lip line. Go to our magazine for a tutorial!
I’m not sure what I think about this–still can’t figure out exactly how to use it.
Color Club nail polish/Full-size $8
What: On-trend pro quality lacquer that will take you easily–and gorgeously–from day to night.
How: Apply two coats for an opaque finish. Always use base and top coats to make your color last.
I haven’t used this color–I received three different nail polishes this month but I do like the color and think it’ll look really good with my shirt for Thanksgiving!
Miss Jessie’s Leave-In Condish/Full-size $11
What: Lightweight leave-in conditioner that nourishes strands for soft, shiny curls and waves.
How: Apply nickel-sized amount to damp hair. Style as usual
This smelled delicious and I think it makes my hair more manageable! I’ve been trying to use an intensive something once a week and I like Miss Jessie products.
Mox Botanicals Bath Milks/2-pack $12
What: This indulgent blend infuses your bath with botanical goodness and nutrient-rich sea salt
How: Let steep in a full tup of warm bathwater. Or empty directly into tub before soaking.
I love that this is from Portland and I am totally going to seek out the store!
I actually really liked this box which is exciting. Remember, if you are interested in signing up, follow the link.
So far I like the color and have enjoyed using it.
Smooth and I like the color
Not loving the color–it’s a little too dark and I was disappointed that for the second time, the nail polish was slightly open and went all over the place in the box and the package reeked of nail polish.
I like the bronzer and it adds a bit of color to my cheeks.
Not sure why I received two eye pencils in this bag but I do like this color as well.
I have never used false eyelashes in my life and am a little nervous about them but I’m sure I’ll try them out and see.
I guess overall more impressed with Birch Box this month which is a first in a while.
Do you receive both or either? Which do you prefer?
In terms of CollageIt, it is super easy to use. . . I had a bit of a snafu downloading the app onto my computer and it wouldn’t open directly from the link, I had to go into the application folder and open it that way. But once I figured that out, the program is super easy to use with tons of different options to try out.
And a super cool offer to thank people for their support, the CollageIt people are offering a discount! PearlMountain is going to make a big discount promo up to 65% off for the pro version CollageIt. It is priced at $29.90 normally, now users can get it at only $9.90 during this Thanksgiving, saving about $20. The promo is active from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2. During this promo period, you can enter this promo at: http://www.collageitfree.com/ Pretty snazzy!
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