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2014 April BIRCHBOX – Unboxing

Better box this month!

“Products I don’t use will be combined into a GIVEAWAY. Why not? I don’t like wasting things, but anyway.”

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Fav in the BOX: Number 4™ | Lumiere d’hiver Reconstructing Masque (full size $58)

Birchbox Breakdown

Situation: Your hair is dry and brittle and you’re a few weeks (perhaps a few paychecks) away from a trim. Solution: A super-hydrating leave-in treatment. We’re partial to Number 4’s™ Lumiere d’hiver Reconstructing Masque because it infuses moisture and protein (the two things that hair needs most!) into strands, leaving our hair soft, shiny, and in far better shape than it was before.
 

How it Works

Soy protein works to reconstruct and strengthen hair while natural conditioners like shea butter, jojoba seed oil, and sunflower oil nourish and moisturize. Don’t forget about the silkiness factor — for that, there’s silicone polymer, which smoothes and detangles.

This protein conditioner had a lot of slip to it. I used this as a deep conditioner last week and definitely felt an improvement in my texture. This is something I’d use regularly but NOT for that price.

 

The rest of the BOX:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel (full size $22) - My eyebrows don’t run haywire so this will be a give away!
  • Number 4™ Clarifying Shampoo  (full size $32/8.5 oz) - I haven’t used this yet but the way the conditioner worked, I’ll be interested to see if it works as well.
  • KIND Healthy Grain Bars | Maple Pumpkin Seeds (full size $11.88/15 bars) – The first food in the box I actually enjoyed. IF you’re a fan of granola bars and like you’ll you will enjoy this.
  • Color Club Art Duo Pens ($25) - This was a cool addition. I wish I would’ve received the black pen rather than white but either one works for me. I however would not buy this for $25.
  • BijaBody Daily Body Serum (full size $34) - Body oil! I’m a fan of after shower body oils so this was a plus; I wish the sample was bigger. It smells really good. Only downside is the pricing.
Since I actually used a majority of the innards of the box this is the best so far. Hopefully it stays that way for next month.
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2014 March BIRCHBOX – Unboxing

The ashy to classy edition I suppose – a majority of the box is moisturizers. Sure I like lotion but kinda meh box this month.

“Products I don’t use will be combined into a GIVEAWAY. Why not? I don’t like wasting things, but anyway.”

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Fav in the BOX: Nothing this time around!

The rest of the BOX:
  • Supergoop!® City Sunscreen Serum (full size $42) - With Spring up the street around the corner and 5 blocks away, having an extra SPF 30 serum can’t hurt.
  • Mighty Leaf Tea – Tea Pouches (full size $9.95/15 pouches) - I’m a tea drinker, I usually stick to my staples but I’ll give these a try. Besides who can resist Organic African Nectar (haha).
  • INIKA Certified Organic Eye Liner(full size $20)- More makeup! That I won’t be wearing. This is going into the giveaway box. BTW it’s green.
  • Air Repair Rescue Balm All-Purpose Skin Salve and Lip Balm (full size $12) - I’ll most likely use this as a lip balm, as I am not a dry person but when ashy it would take a lot more than a salve to solve it.
  • Gilchrist & Soames London Collection Body Lotion (full size $16) - Lotion! It has a faint/not annoying scent. Based on the size it’s a good addition for you bag/car/etc.
  • FINDS: Ghirardelli Intense Dark Cherry Tango - I’m a fan of dark chocolate but I’m not too sure about this one here. It was ok but nothing I’d buy full size.
I say this box is my least favorite so far. Lettuce cross our fingers for next months box!
The G I R L Series

The G I R L Series

The G I R L Series 
 
Marilyn – Willow Charcoal on Canvas Paper 12″x9″
Lost Queen – Willow Charcoal on Canvas Paper 12″x9″
Gush – Willow Charcoal on Canvas Paper 12″x9″
New music, new artwork. Here are a couple of willow charcoal drawings inspired by the G I R L album (by Pharrell if you are under a rock). No promises but I may draw the rest of the album – minus one track ($2 for whoever can guess the omission).
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Ye Olde Art Thursday’s: The course that ate all my sharpies

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Hello Kitty on Bristol  - 17″x14″
Biomorphic Face on Bristol – 14″x17″

New post concept, old art of mine. First round is some work from design class – nothing but sharpies. I don’t even know how many I went through that semester. Ran across these in particular while searching for some supplies and the Ye Olde Art concept was born

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2014 February BIRCHBOX – Unboxing

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This month Birchbox teamed up with US Weekly’s editors to bring us products  they have handpicked. The verdict on this box is 100% – I literally can and will use everything this go around. The fact still remains -

 “Products I don’t use will be combined into a GIVEAWAY. Why not? I don’t like wasting things, but anyway.”

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Fav in the BOX: Juicy Couture | Couture La La Malibu Deep Conditioner (full size $72)

Viva La Juicy is one of my favorite scents. I saw a sniff ad in a magazine last month and surprise surprise; here’s a sample. 
 

Birchbox Breakdown

The Beach Boys wished we could all be California girls. And though that might not be a reality, Juicy Couture has at the very least delivered a fragrance that embodies the casual glam of the sunny West Coast. Feminine and bold, this sweet citrus blend will have you California dreaming about a laidback day in the sand along the Malibu coastline.
 

How it Works

Makes you smell good – duh!
Bright notes of mandarin orange blend with sweet, sparkling sugar to create a fun and fresh fragrance for the warm summer months and beyond. Don’t be surprised to find yourself channeling your inner luxe L.A. girl.
 
The rest of the BOX:
  • AYERS barsoap (full size $10) - Patagonia scented! Well the blend is jasmine, lavender, ylang-ylang and fir. Not my ideal scents BUT it is made from shea/ coconut butter and olive oil.
  • Miracle Skin Transformer Face Spotlight SPF 20 (full size $48) - Another goodun for the summer. It’s a very light moisturizer and the SPF is a plus.
  • Agave Healing Oil Treatment (full size $40)- More hair stuffs! Can’t really use this until my twists are out but will definitely be using it as an after wash leave in.
  • OPI Sheer Tints Color-Tinted Top Coat (full size $9) - Uhh was mine supposed to be tinted? I just received the good old amber top coat that dries clear, which is fine by me.
I say this box was better than January’s.