Monday, November 17, 2014

Birch Box November

Good Afternoon all,

It is miserable and rainy out today which I suppose is better then the snow that everyone else is getting, having said that I don't think we are going to avoid that mess for very much longer. Tomorrow is suppose to be the coldest day that we've had and the wind is suppose to be really bad, which makes me anxious on account that the wind is always bad here.

Anyways I thought I would stop in today and chat about my most recent Birch Box. I have been planning a post about the products I have received and what I think about them but I just haven't used all of it yet, so in the meantime I thought I would talk about this months box in the meantime.

Before we get into that though I am going to make this post a little more versatile and side step the makeup stuff for a second and discuss Sunday football. We went out and watched the afternoon games yesterday and let me tell you they didn't play out as I had predicted in my weekly picks, although if I am being honest this isn't necessarily unusual. Naturally we Patriots fan in this house so we were most looking forward to the night game when they took on the Indianapolis Colts.

I will say the game didn't start off as we had hoped, after the first interception was thrown I figured it was a good time to have a quick shower before the game got too far in. When I got out of the shower I heard Jason say "This is the worst thing I could have ever imagined.." I thought he was on the phone and I was worried something bad had happened, so I flew into the front room and he was talking to himself about Brady throwing another interception!! I couldn't help but laugh, not at the way the game was going but how personally Jason takes it all.

Needless to say if you watched the game you know that the Patriots turned things around in true Patriots fashion and whooped the Colts in Indianapolis! Brady and Gronk were stars as usual but I have to give a shout out to someone you probably hadn't heard of until last night, Jonas Gray! Where have the Patriots been hiding this rock star?? Gray scored 4 TOUCHDOWNS!!!! Seriously. If you get a minute read THIS article, its pretty impressive! This guy is not only awesome, he's humble! Hello typical Patriot (minus Gronk usually, haha!). 45-20 win for the Patriots!! THANK YOU JONAS GRAY!!!

OK, I'm done! But seriously.. this was his 4th NFL game I believe and he scored 4 touchdowns, I mean its crazy!

Back to Birch Box stuff though, the actual point of this post.. I knew I would ramble when I started that rant but I couldn't help myself, it was ramble worthy as far as I am concerned.

So last week I got another Birch Box from the subscription Jason got me for my birthday and I was extremely excited. Tanya actually got her box first and opened it while I was with her and she got some great stuff, it made me extremely excited to get my own box. I was extremely happy with what I got this month and am excited to share it with you!

(my apologies for the crappy pictures, I am not dealing with the best lighting today!)

Curl Keeper by Curly Hair Solutions
This water based gel, new from the brand adds definition and hold to curls and waves. Apply to wet hair and comb through, let air dry. To reactive hold later, slightly dampen hair. 
This is obviously the sample size but it retails in full size from $9.99- $17.50. 

I have yet to try this product but I was super excited to get it, as you know I have out of control curly hair and I think this could be a great product for me. There is quite a bit of product which is also great as I do have a lot of hair and sometimes sample sizes just aren't enough product for me. I will let you know what I think of this when I try it! 

(blogger pisses me off when it wont post the pictures the way they appear everywhere else)

dr. brandt Pores no more, vacuum cleaner.
Award winning gel that degunks pores for few blackheads and smoother skin. Two or three times weekly, apply thin layer to areas of concern. Rinse after 5-10 minutes. This is obviously a sample size but again there is a ton of product here and I think it will last through quite a few uses. This product retails in full size for $45.00. You see this is the hard thing about Birch Box, you find something you love and fall in love with it.. then have to pay a fortune if you want to continue using it. 

I have yet to use this product and I wont lie my skin is EXTREMELY sensitive so I am always really anxious about trying new products in fear I will break out but I was really excited to see this product and will definitely report back! 

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
Originally made for nursing moms, this ultrahydrating balm is a makeup artist fave. Dab onto parched lips, cuticles and elbows if needed. This product retails in full size for $14.50. 

Let me just say this product totally creeped Jason out! I left my Birch Box out and when he came across that his reaction was priceless. I have actually heard really great things about this stuff and plan to put it on my bedside table when the one I am using is currently gone. I like to use a super hydrating lip treatment at night because the cold weather makes me really dry and I think this is going to work great. Again, I will report back. 

Not Soap, Radio - Awash in a field of four leaf clovers body wash
This cleanser is infused with real four leaf clover extract and green tea. Massage generously into damp skin then rinse away, or add a dollop to your bath.

As you can tell I have actually used this product and I'm not going to lie, I don't like it. I was excited to give this a try because I absolutely love bubble bath and I needed some! Well I don't really know what to say, this stuff doesn't have a scent, it definitely doesn't create bubbles, the few it does don't last more than 5 minutes. This product retails full size for $16.00, but let me tell you I wouldn't waste my money. Sorry. 

theBalm Cosmetics - Cindy- Lou Manizer
This shimmery, soft pink highlighter perks up your features with a natural looking glow. Sweep onto cheekbones or eyelids, or lightly dust onto face for a luminous look. 

I was super excited to see this in my Birch Box, I have wanted to try the Balm cosmetics for a really long time because I have just heard the best things about it and this is a super exciting product. I love that its versatile and has more than one use, it really is such a pretty color and its not powdery at all. I think that it would make a great highlight shade but is buildable and could be used for a gorgeous eye shadow shade or high light for the brow bone. I cannot wait to use to product and have no doubt it will live up to all my expectations!

I also got a little bonus chocolate, pink himalayan crystal salt caramel which in full size retails for $20! I'm not going to lie though, as much as I am not a big fan of chocolate I would pay the $20.00 for that baby!

There you have it folks, my November Birch Box! If you are interested in purchasing a Birch Box you can visit their website HERE, or if you are interested in any of the products I have shared you can find them on their website at all. 

I hope you all have a great week, I do plan to be back around these parts tomorrow! 

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