It is time again for my ongoing segment about trying new products, because I pretty much only use free samples my mom gets when she buys her things and then receives a free gift. Very, very true story.
My November Birchbox had some good stuff in it! First there was a Eyeko Magic Mascara with a curved brush. I love mascara and right now I use free samples so I was super intrigued by the packaging and all of the mascara’s promises. Curling? Lengthening? MAGICALNESS?!
I don’t think I would necessarily dub this magic, but the curved brush was really nice for applying. And the mascara lasted all day and was more difficult to take off than my other stuff, so I imagine that means it is more waterproof than my other ones? I don’t think I would spend the money on it, but I am happy to use it as yet another free sample. And I think I’ll look for other mascaras with a curved brush. Do you use anything fancy? Any mind blowing lash-lengthening magicalness?
Next they had this delicious snack:
It was chocolate and pop rocks, which sounds terrible but was actually really fun. It had nothing at all to do with beauty products, but whatever! Delicious! I would never buy this but yay snacks!
The item that surprised me the most was the shampoo and conditioning included.
I am incredibly picky about my shampoo. I need it to do more than just make my hair smell nice. So I was sort of meh about trying this and I kept putting it off (hence the large gap between this product review post and the last one). But then, guess what happened? Beauty Protector totally kicks ass. First, it actually smells like heaven. Second, it didn’t strip my hair at ALL like regular shampoos/conditioners do. It pairs beautifully with my hair mask and the lovely smell was lingering even 48 hours later. I think this is the first thing that I really want to buy legitimately from Birchbox. Once the holidays settle down I am all over this shampoo and conditioner. If you are at all interested, I suggest giving it a try. Mind blown.
And then, the last gem in the box this month was bath soaking deliciousness, which I did not try because I am not a bath soaking person, unless I am in the tub with my kid and then it is all go go go.
But! I very much enjoy that they are from Portland, OR and they will be in the giveaway box-o-samples you will get a chance to partake in a few months from now. Wee!
So what’s going on behind your bathroom mirror lately? Attempted anything that worked? Didn’t? Switched up your shampoo maybe? I hear it’s a life changing experience! Anyone who was trying the hair mask who hadn’t before – how is that going? What happened with it? Share with me your beauty secrets!