Sunday, September 29, 2013

Birchbox September 2013 - Review / First Impressions

It's that time again! My September Birchbox was wonderful! I was excited to know that I would get a Ruffian nail polish in my box. Here's what I received:

I was thrilled to see Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips. We're getting ready for cool weather, and this product sounded like it would be great for the chapped lips that come with it. Wow, is it ever! It is super duper thick, but sinks into the lips in no time. I totally recommend it. I think I'll pick up a tube when my sample runs out. 

I wasn't super excited to see this because I had sampled the Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream, and wasn't impressed. But I gave it a try, and it is amazing! I like it just as much as my current favorite BB cream. At 3 times the price, I probably won't be indulging in this one, but it was amazing!

3. & 4. Beauty Protector Protect & Shampoo & Protect & Condition $21.95 each
Shampoo isn't the most interesting this to me. I'm not a hair person. Probably because I have no skills in that area. But I actually cheered when I received this set! I have sampled the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle Spray in a past Birchbox, and It. Smells. Amazing. So good! This shampoo and conditioner smell exactly the same. I'm loving them! 

Yay! I love getting nail polish in my box. I wasn't sure I would like this orange color, but I have to say, it is so pretty and unique. In the light, it has a pink shimmer. I'm really glad that I got it. My daughter and I rocked a matching Fox Hunt pedi, which I shared on Instagram earlier this week. 

I hope your September was lovely as well! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fab Fall Fingers - My Favorite Nail Polish for Fall!

I love fall! It feels like fall has finally arrived here in Michigan, and I'm celebrating with some of my favorite nail polishes! These 5 colors are all in my stash, and are my staples for fall. 

I think my very favorite color is Essie's Damsel in a Dress. (How cute is that name?) It's a shimmery deep plumb, and I just can't get enough! 

Next, is Maybelline's Sapphire Siren. It's a deep cobalt blue polish, with no shimmer. It's darker on the nails than it seems in this photo. It reminds me of cobalt blue glass.

Essie's Mink Muffs is a lovely cocoa brown color. I'm not usually a fan of brown nail polish, but this one is so soft and yummy looking. I think it suits my pale skin tone. 

This cream polish looks almost black in indoor lighting. But in the fall sunlight, Zoya's Envy is a beautiful olive-toned green. I think if we could bottle envy, it would look like this.

Last, but not least, is Butter London's Wallis. This is one of the most unusual colors that I own. It's kind of a sheer black, packed with very fine antique gold glitter. You have to see it to believe it.  

Care to share your fall favorites? I'd love to hear them!
Happy Fall!

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