Hello again lovelies!
I’m back again with something simple because I wanted to try out the cool Birchbox goodies that I received from Jacqueline, A Vibrant Day, on her past giveaway. By the way, if you haven’t already you should definitely check out her blog. She is super sweet and has a lot of great makeup and nail posts! ❤
I kept everything pretty toned down because 1. I work in a church and 2. I wanted to see how these face products did on their own.
This is what I have on my face that came from Birchbox:
Really, the only things that aren’t included here are my brow and blush products.
First, let’s talk about this BB cream!
This is actually my first time trying a non-Asian BB cream. Don’t choke too hard! I know, it’s crazy. ╮(─▽─)╭
Smell: There isn’t really a smell, so that’s nice for people who are bothered by that.
Consistency: Ok, have you ever tried a snail cream that feels like the snail has actually made it’s little way across your face and left everything behind? This is kind of what the BB cream feels like. It’s so thick, but not necessarily sticky. I’m not sure how to describe it…oily lotion?
In any case, if you have super dry skin you will probably love this. As someone who has moderately dry skin….Well, I was reaching for the setting powder as soon as I finished applying the BB cream. Luckily, it doesn’t feel too heavy on your skin after setting powder.
Coverage: Eh, this has light to medium coverage. I’m pretty sure the focus of this product is the glow factor. That, this BB cream provides in spades!
Ok, this contouring powder is a keeper! I’ve never been really big on contouring because I haven’t found a product that looks natural, but this is perfect! It’s really pigmented, but blends super well.
The cool thing about this compact is that underneath the powder is a fairly large mirror.
It comes with a little brush too that isn’t to bad, but I don’t think I’ll be using it.
There is loads of product too, so I have no idea when I will run out. I will definitely be repurchasing when I do though!
Together with the BB cream, I think this bronzer gives a pretty good glow for the Winter months. Remember, I did powder, so all that sheen is the BB cream. Without the powder your face looks just a tad bit on the wet side of radiant.
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I had a favorite mascara before and wasn’t really looking for a new one. HOWEVER, this baby has just taken over the pedestal! Oh my goodness, I look like I have fake lashes with this stuff! o(≧o≦)o
Ah, hello there freckles. I forget you exist haha.
Anyway, look at those lashes! The were full and lengthened and this is only after one coat. When I opened my eyes, I could feel my lashes almost to my brow bone!
This lip gloss is the main reason I decided to go with a sweet, pretty look for today. It’s almost sheer, but makes your lips look super plump and kissable.
I think that in the future I’m going to try this over some matte lipsticks. I feel like it would give them some life ;).
Overall, I love these products. The only one I’m pretty iffy about is the BB cream. I think I’ll try it a few more times just to see if my opinion changes.
In other news, I’m so proud of my hair today! It looks on point, right?! This almost never happens! I’m so glad I decided to bite the bullet and cut the rest of the bleached hair off. My hair will grow out healthy now!
AND BONUS PIC!
This is what happens when I’m allowed in Best Buy! I found this awesome camera with a flip screen and was playing with the auto focus because I’m a big child (~￣▽￣)~. One day, that camera will be mine!
.And look at those eyelashes! Awesome, right?!
Thanks again, Jacqueline for fighting to get these goodies to me! I really appreciate you and the chance to try these products I probably would never have picked up on my own.
Until next time,
You keep doing you!