Thursday, July 21, 2011

May and June Birchboxes

I've been busy traveling the last two months that I didn't get a chance to update my blog much and neglected to update my May and June birchboxes. Now that I got a chance to relax and catch up, its time to show off those goodies.

The May Birch Box included two of the Deborah Lippmann nail polish remover mittens, a sample of the Kate Spade twirl perfume, a sample of the Weleda wild rose face mask, a sample of the molecular face mist and a full size of the Laura Geller N' Brighten mineral blush in Honey Dipped.

For awhile I was on the fence about Birch Box but I was really impressed with the May box because they included a full sized product which I never expected. The Laura Geller mineral blush is very similar to the MAC mineralized skin finish. This product alone is worth over $20 so to receive this product in the box and to have paid only $10 for the entire box was well wroth the price.

The June Birch Box did not disappoint as well and I think over the last two months, fully redeemed my faith in Birch Box.

The June Birch Box included a large sized sample of Redken Shine Brilliance shine spray, a small sized sample of the Zoya nail polish color in Shay, a sample of the AHAVA mineral hand cream, a sample of Philosophy Purity cleanser, and a almond & apricot granola bar.

I was more than happy to receive another of Philosophy Purity cleanser because its my holy grail cleanser already so the more the merrier.

I had received samples of the AHAVA mineral hand cream before and I really liked the results. It dries really fast and doesn't leave a residue so I was again happy to receive this product.

I love the color pay off of Zoya nail polishes and I own quite a few of them already so I was glad to add this color to my collection especially since its from their new collection.

This was the product I was most excited about, the Redken shine brilliance shine spray and I was glad that it was a large sized sample to dry the product. I used it a few times and it does add shine to my hair without weighing it down. However, the shine wasn't really enough for me personally. I just like that it was so light weight so I think I will use it more before giving it a final verdict but so far I do like it.

This was an interesting add to the box because it was not related to beauty os skincare or anything of the sorts but I'm also a lover of food so I was happy to get this product.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Jewel Mint Review

I give a very detailed review of the jewel mint pieces that I received, below are some up close pictures

First is the Versailles ear rings:

 Summation: I like that the ear rings are true to the pictures on line and are very sparkly and shiny, however, they do not stay on my ears. Ear rings that don't stay on your ears are pretty much useless in my opinion so I actually didn't end up liking this product. I paid $14.99 before taxes and shipping was free, I got it for half off because you can usually find coupon codes online for half off your first jewel mint purchase.

Second is the Black Keys Bracelet:

Summation: this piece did no have a clasp, making it very difficult to slip in and out of it. Also, it means that it is not a one size fits all because those with a wider hand probably will not be able to fit into this bracelet. The red arrows in the picture show some examples of the black spots on the bracelet that I talk about in the video, making it look very cheap. I paid full price for this which was $29.99 before taxes and again shipping was free. I do not think that it was worth $30 because it was made so cheaply.

Overall, I personally do not recommend jewel mint, I think the price is too high for poorly made products. However, I do keep in mind that perhaps I just had bad luck and got some bad pieces so for those interested please try out the products for yourself.
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