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FEBRUARY & MARCH IPSY & BIRCHBOX REVIEWS

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It’s time to review my monthly subscriptions to Ipsy and Birchbox. It’s a double whammy this time…both February and March. Monthly subs to Ipsy and Birchbox cost $10 a month for each service. You get five samples or full size products. Let’s get started.

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Ipsy’s theme for February was Pretty in Pink.

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The bag was adorable. Love it and will get lots of use out of it.

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Truth Fund nail polishes stay on forever and this color, I’m Kind of a Big Deal is gorgeous. I received a crystal nail file with a plastic cover. Nice…real nice.

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Also got a sample of Smashbox primer oil. Jor’el Parker’s Eau So Divine which smells divine. And lastly, I received a Naked Cosmetics’ Mica pigment which is shimmery gold and bronze color.

Moving on to February’s Birchbox…..

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The peach box was cute. A fun little box to put knick knacks in and as always, a card inside listed the full size prices of the samples I received.

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I received a hair serum for medium to fine hair which I’ll give away to someone since I have thick hair. The Not Soap Radio shower gel  smells yummy, I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

 

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I love how honey moisturizes  my skin, so I can’t wait try this mask. Arrow is Birchbox’s brand and this a cheek tint good for the weekend. It adds just a hint of color when you don’t have time to do a full face of makeup. The lip liner was way too light so it was useless to me.

Initially, I didn’t like my March Birchbox, but when I reviewed it again, I changed my mind.

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The box is bland, but I guess I can use it for something.

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Here’s what I got.

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You only get five sample or trial sizes per month and I hate it when they give you a shampoo and conditioner and count them as two separate items. Oh well. I will try them. They smell delicious and are designed for use on dry hair. The Style de Paris is a light spring scent.

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This Ren 1 Minute Facial has vitamin C which is great for the skin. I’ll definitely use this.

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Tresique’s eyeshadow pencil in Aspen pine is great to use as a shadow base or alone. I’ve received this pencil in another box in a gold color and it’s fabulous.

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When I first saw this bag online I was unimpressed, but it looked so much better in person. This is the perfect makeup bag for the summer. Nice for the pool or beach and waterproof.

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The welcome card matches nicely with the bag. Both are indicative of the warmer weather we’ll be having soon.

 

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This  Me Me Me  loose powder brush was a nice surprise. I plan to use it as a blush brush.

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This is a great Spring color eyeshadow, but I plan to use it as a blush as well.

 

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It’s iridescent and has a flush of a pink-rose color.

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I already tried one of these facial masks and it worked. It’s moisturizing and relaxing. Can’t ask for anything more.

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This lipgloss is comparable to my Mac lipglasses. It’s thick and has a beautiful hint of color. I was really impressed.

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I plan to practice my cat eye with this fine tip liquid eyeliner. The one thing I enjoy about these boxes is that I get lots of samples of mascara and eyeliners. It saves me money because I rarely have to purchase them.

I hope you liked this review. I have some really exciting blogs and hauls to come…really soon.

Stay Blessed,

Barbie

 

 

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I'm a Midwesterner who explores the world via the Internet, books, and movies. I share what I learn whether its beauty tips, health advice, recipes or literature. I'd call this blog a melting pot. I named it Barbie's Bookmarks because I love literature, and I love documenting things I find important in my life.. big and small. Thus, these are my life's bookmarks. I look forward to sharing them with you and learning about your bookmarks as well.

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