Monday, May 13, 2013

Birchbox May 2013 Review

birchbox may 2013 review

birchbox may 2013 review

Unboxing of my birchbox! I will update with my reviews of the products as I get to use them!

Fabulous by Isaac Mizrahi: I feel like the fragrance is too musky for me.  I prefer floral, citrus scents to ones like this one.  My finace likes it though, so I will only wear it if he asks. 

Supergoop CC Cream: This is the product I was most excited about this month so I am bummed that the sample was smaller than the perfume sample (I put the sample in the pictures for size references). 

Whish Shave Cream in blueberry: I don't normally use shaving cream so I'm not overly excited for this. It will have to be freaking amazing for me to be even a bit excited. 

Beauty Protector leave in conditioner and detangler: I have a lot of oils that all seem to condition and detangle.  However, people rant and rave about this product.  It'll be interesting to see how it measures up to the others!  

Amika nourishing hair mask: This is a deep conditioner.  I'm sure I will love it but it looks to be only good for one or two uses, amount wise. 

Amika oil treatment for the hair: Anti-frizz, shine and nourishment.  Another oil to try out!  My hair has never looked so good.  Just wish it was resealable.

Verdict: I think the reason I am so bleh about this box is sample sizes.  I just want a little more umph.  However, I see why birchbox does it.  Who would want to buy the full size when you already have enough of the product? I will continue to refrain from a purchase until I find something I love and don't already have.

Friday, May 10, 2013

May Birchbox 2013 Spoilers

So today is the day when Birchbox releases all their boxes online!  Looking through instagram, I realize that many people have already gotten their box, and mine is projected to be delivered May 14th.  However, it is common for Birchboxes to be delivered early so I will be on the look out.

To find out what you are getting:

Log in to, and click on box.

To find out when you are getting it:

Log in to, go to account settings under your name, look next to the grey truck.

To find out what others are getting and what box number you have:

I put the link for my box, but to view the others just change the number on the end.


Friday, May 3, 2013

May Ipsy Sneak Peek #4

Ipsy did something different this month by using snap chat to send, what I thought, was going to be the next sneak peek.  However, it turned out to be a sneak peek of a sneak peek. (not my picutre)

They did however, post ads around the internet advertising this bag and the Zoya:

I personally think the bag is adorable! I'm surprised it didn't go along with the whole flowers theme but I am just as happy.  It is very summery!

Some super sleuths over at MUT found this on Ipsy's website:

The rollerball's are perfumes from Pacifica.  The silver item appears to be St. Tropez tanner.  The blue dropper is Arganics by NuMe Argan Oil.  The two white bottles are Pacifica body butter tube.  The brown bottle with green cap is Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment.

I'm loving this spoiler but hating it at the same time.  Ipsy says we will be getting two things from the items pictured, but I want to try everything.  I will most likely have some serious bag envy this month.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Ipsy Sneak Peek #3

Item number 3 is concealer! Some are saying it may be Yaby, also, there is a question of whether we are getting all four or just one.  I hope all four, I want to try contouring! However, if it is just one, we will find out if Ipsy is really personalizing the bags!

Ipsy confirmed that we will only be getting one concealer based on our profile.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Ipsy Sneak Peek #2

Sneak peek 2! So we can for sure say they are going for the may flowers theme.  Mirabella just posted on their facebook page:
Pixie Colour Sheers lipstick on the machine! Watch out Ipster's, this hot shade may be in your Glam Bag...
So, now it is to determine the colors.  I just want to point at that if they are full size, the value of this product alone will be at least 20 dollars! Plus 8 for the Zoya (from sneak peek 1) and a confirmed 5 products for this month... I am so happy with the value.

The hint gives away that we will only be getting one of these:

Sweet lips for spring are yours with one of these fun lip products