Saturday, June 2, 2012

April Birchbox

Don't even point out the fact that it is June. Just shut up. ;)

Quickly, now.

tarte - LipSurgence lip tint in Peaceful (Full-size $24)

Swatch of Peaceful on my hand
I feel like I've mentioned this before, but I LOVE tarte makeup!! It is so ironic because just before I got this box in the mail, I had gone on a serious Sephora shopping trip and purchased an identical lip crayon in a different shade.

This one is very sheer and you can hardly tell that there is much color to it at all, but I love it. It's better than just clear lipgloss for sure! I wouldn't have purchased this one since they cost $24 a pop, but it is a nice color to have.

Marula The Leakey Collection - Omega Rich Pure Oil (Full-size $78)
I have used this a few times when the skin under and around my eyes seems extra dry, and it really seems to help. HOWEVER, I have very oily skin as it is, and this is not a product that I would purchase for myself. I am always looking for good skin care products, and I can see how this would be fantastic for someone with dry skin, but it's just not for me.

It claims to be sourced from the rare East African marula fruit, and has sky-high levels of antioxidants that fight premature signs of aging.

Yu-Be - Moisturizing Skin Cream (Full-size $16)
Quoted from the card in the box: "This bestselling Japanese cream has a highly concentrated formula that heals cracked hands, chapped lips, and all other forms of dryness."

It's such a small tube that I put it aside for when I have really dry skin, and since it has been so warm, this has not been tested yet. I'm sure it is lovely.

Wonderstruck Taylor Swift (Full-size $49.50- $59.50)
This scent is hard to explain... Maybe it is kind of sweet and playful? I like it, but I'm not really drawn to it as much as I am to other perfumes.

MicrodermaMitt - Body Mitt (Full-size $28.50)
LOVE this thing! The photo doesn't do a good job displaying the size of this mitt. It is big enough to fit your entire hand inside, plus your wrist. This does a FANTASTIC job of exfoliating. I've used loofa sponges forever because I feel they exfoliate well... but not even close! Now this is not meant to be used with soap. Directions say to use it on wet skin alone. I prefer to bathe first and then exfoliate.

I recently got a sunburn on my shoulders and it started to peel just a bit. I hate being all flakey and peeley, but usually just have to deal with it. This removed ALL of the nasty dead skin and made me feel soft and smooth immediately. No embarrassing flaking skin. It also works really well on your face.

It is made of all-natural silk, which is likely why it is so expensive, but I think it is worth it. :)

Okay, on to the May Birchbox. Right now. And then I'll be caught up.


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