Ipsy and Birchbox Reviews

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This review is really late. It’s for my November Ipsy and Birchbox packages. I’ve already received my December deliveries from Ipsy and Birchbox, so I’m going to make this quick. I promise to get December’s review up very soon.

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November’s Birchbox is really pretty. It’s light blue and charcoal with lovely flowers on the front.

As always, there’s a card that matches the front of the box with a greeting, and on the back is a list of all the goodies in the box and their full-size prices.

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Here’s a peek at the samples. Let’s start with the Rene Furterer deep conditioner.

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I will probably use this as a leave-in conditioner because this tiny bottle doesn’t contain enough product to deep condition my  hair. It has Shea Butter in it which my hair loves, so it should work great as a leave-in.  Full size =$29.

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I can’t wait to use this Make skin illuminator. I use illuminators/highlighters everyday to give my skin a little glow.
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You can hopefully see it on my hand. I usually mix my illuminator in with my foundation for a soft dewy look.

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This perfume sample was a nice surprise. It’s Juliette Has a Gun’s Not a Perfume. The only ingredient in this scent is  Cetalox  which is the core of many perfumes. It’s described as elegant and spicy…and smells amazing. Full size=$90-$120.

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This is a very small sample of Ayres body polish.

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There’s not enough product to actually scrub my body with so I’ll just use it as a hand exfoliator. Full-size=$25

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Lastly, I received this brow definer by bbrowbar in the color Indian chocolate. It’s a decent sample size. Full size=$25.

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I’m not crazy about the makeup bag. I’ll give it to someone who will appreciate this colorful cosmic look.

 

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These two beauties were  on the greeting card and a nice message.

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The first item was a bust. Strong hold hairspray never touches my hair. It has too much alcohol and will break my hair off. Tossing it.

 

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Now this is what I’m talking about. A Smashbox mascara. Never tried it. Heard great things. Can’t wait to give it a shot.

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I was very happy to receive this sample of Josie Maran Argan Oil in a light formula.

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I love this brand and I was just about to buy a new bottle. This should hold me  for at least a month.

 

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In the Fall and Winter, I enjoy a deep colored eyeshadows. Plum, maroon, bronze, browns and deep golds.

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This shade is right up my alley. Luxie is a great makeup line if you’re sensitive and want a paraben-free eyeshadow. There’s no name on this color but here’s a link if you want to learn more.  Luxie Makeup

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This treStique  lipstick crayon is a fabulous muted salmon color called Florence Fig.  It’s a little drying but chapstick underneath or lipgloss on top of it solves the problem.

Ipsy and Birchbox montly subscriptions are $10 each. You get five samples every month.

See you soon and stay blessed,

Barbie

 

 

 

 

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