Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 2012 Birchbox

I have been getting Birchboxes for a year now! My first one was July 2011. I can honestly say I have ever not gotten $10 worth of happiness/products out of my boxes. I am SO glad I found them. 
  • Tea Forte minteas in Ginger Pear My favorite tea is actually the ginger pear from Trader Joe's, so I don't mind trying a solid version!
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner I actually have two of these (a black and a navy blue) from before Eyeko redid their brand. I thought they were cool then and I'm glad they sent me a new one. 
  • Harvey Prince Eau Flirt Yay for perfume samples! I REALLY wish they would start sending ones that have a spray top though.
  • Color Club polish in Blue-ming I have two colors exactly like this, but I like Color Club polishes so I'm excited to test out the formula on this one.
  • Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum After a disasterous encounter with Cetaphil sunscreen (my face was sticky. all. day. long.) I am excited to try another sunscreen. I've used one packet already and it is really nice. Moisturizes but dries without being sticky.
  • Earbuds These are crappy, but it is always nice to have an extra pair around.
I am pleased with this month's box and can't wait to see what they have in store for next month!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gigantic back-in-America haul

So. I got back from my trip a few days ago, as you know. I came back starved for good old fashioned American materialism. I NEEDED to go shopping, so I hit up Bath and Body Works the last day of the Semi-Annual Sale, WalMart, Target, a few drugstores, and the Bath and Body Works outlet. 

  •  Dial Hello Kitty gel hand soap (Albertson's)
  • Maybelline Color Show nail lacquer in Crushed Candy (WalMart)
  • Hog Wash hand sanitizer (WalMart)

 From Walgreens:
  • Yes To Cucumbers Color Care shampoo and conditioner (half off!!)
  • Dial Naturals body wash in Tangerine & Guava
  • Dial Naturals body wash in Plum Blossom & Almond Oil (BOGOfree)
  • Carmex Everyday Lip Conditioner + sample of Healing Cream
  • Yes to Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter in Citrus
  • L'Oreal Youth Code Day Lotion SPF 30 trial
  • Simply lip balm in Fresh Mint
  • Simply lip balm in Iced Pear
  • Wet N Wild ColorIcon Shimmer Eyeshadow Single in Sellout + free eyeliner 

 From Target:

  • Skintimate Limited Edition Strawberry Tangerine Twist 
  • Skintimate Limited Edition Raspberry Rain
  • Schick Intuition Renewing Moisture razor
  • L'Oreal Magic Lumi Concealer in Fair 
  • Clean&Clear Morning Burst Fruit Infusions Hydrating Cleanser + scrub mini
  • Revlon Diamond Lust eyeshadow in 110 Starry Pink
  • Covergirl Eye Enhancers trio in 110 Shimmering Sands
  • Revlon Colorstay nail polish in Rain Forest (didn't notice it was called that til after I bought it, lol)
  • Pixi nail polish in Opal Sheen 
  • Pixi nail polish in Pirouette Pink 
  • L'Oreal True Match Powder in W2 Light Ivory

 From Big Lots

  • Pure Silk Melon Splash Shave Creme
  • Softsoap Vineyard Escape scrub
  • Bare Foot Peppermint and Plum Foot Soak
  • Covergirl Lashblast Fusion in Very Black
  • Glade Bring on the Blossoms candle
  • Covergirl Lashblast Fusion in Black Platinum

 From Bath and Body Works:

  • Cucumber Melon foaming hand soap
  • Eucalyptus Mint foaming hand soap
  • Warm Vanilla Sugar deep cleansing hand soap
  • C.O. Bigelow Mentha lip balm stick in Cinnamint
  • PINK With a Splash Fresh & Clean body mist
  • Cucumber Melon shower gel x2
  • I <3 Watermelon Cherry shower gel

 From Bath and Body Works Outlet

  • Be Enchanted body mist
  • Cherry Vanilla body mist
  • Shea Cashmere body mist
  • Black Raspberry Vanilla body mist
  • Into the Wild eau de toilette

 Outlet continued:

  • Be Enchanted shower gel
  • Warm Vanilla Sugar shower gel
  • Green Grass 3-wick candle
  • Leaf soap sleeve (for the foaming soap)
  • Sea Island Cotton shower gel
  • Paris Amour shower gel

From Rite Aid
  • Love's Rain Forest all-over body mist
So I spent way too much and I never want to go shopping again, lol. It barely fits in my room...I'm going on a no-buy...

June 2012 Birchbox!

I know this is super late, but I just got to open this box a few days ago because it was sitting at my parent's house while I was in Central America.

  • Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm I am SUPER excited about this. I've already opened it and worn it twice and I am quite impressed. It gives just enough coverage for the summer when I don't want to put on full foundation. It is quite expensive, though, unfortunately.
  • Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume Perfume sample...sigh. I like perfume samples, but come on. At least give me one with a spray nozzle. It smells alright though.
  • theBalm Stainiac in Beauty Queen Woohoo for gel stains! I love the consistency of this one, not too solid but not drippy like BeneTint.
  • Melvita Rose Floral Water I'm new to this whole face-water-spray business, but I'm glad I get to try one. It smells like roses, too!
  • Modcloth Headband This is super cute and I love the wire inside of it, but I don't know if I will actually wear it.
I'm pretty happy with June's Birchbox, especially after trekking around in the humid jungle for 5 weeks.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Costa Rica and Nicaragua mini haul

So. I went to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. There were plenty of bugs and it was humid enough to make my normally kinda dry skin very, very, very oily. I didn't spend too much, and most of this was because I needed whatever it was...

Sorry about the odd picture...I was tired and I don't feel like finding all of the products again to take another picture.

  • Equate Hair Cream 
  • Nivea Angel Star Soft Souffle in Hot Crush
  • Chicphia Love Spell body spray (yes...this is a Victoria's Secret copy cat...)
  • Avon Hand Sanitizer in Lime
  • Nivea Towelettes for Normal Skin
  • Palmolive 2 in 1 Shampoo
Basically I bought things I needed and chose varieties that I couldn't get in America...