Birchbox: Power Play.

POWER PLAY: Noun. \’pau(-e)r ‘pla\
A move that puts an individual in a position of victory and strength…and/or maximizes one’s happiness or confidence…and allows for extreme freedom.
((ok, so the phonetics may not have worked out correctly as I typed them, but I do fancy that definition))
Do you ever think you are starting to be on top of things…work, cleaning, organizing, what have you?? I totally had that moment and then when my August Birchbox came in today I was going to write my open box thoughts/review and realized that I never posted anything on July. I blame the Royal Baby…oh Royal Baby.
Then I remembered that I did in fact take pictures of the July open box, but that they were on my android and I now have the iphone…so the best I can do is offer my thoughts on this one, guys.
*Kerastase Fondant Chroma Captive-Treat.Hair products…oh my indifference yet snobbiness to them. This one claims to use ionic technology to keep hair color shiny and vibrant for up to 40 days longer than if you didn’t use it. Sorry, but I am a pretty much a creature of habit and already gave this to my mom.
*ModelCo FIBRE LASHXTEND Lenghtening Mascara
Mascara. Sweet, sweet Jesus I am a mascara whore. Yes, whore. This fiber mascara is actually really nice, and they sent me the full size which retails for $24. The formula is a little wet in comparison to my other daily mascaras, but it is also quite buildable and workable to get that separation and lengthening effect. I do like this better than Maybelline Falsies for the record.
*theBalm cosmetics InStain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush
I am forever smitten with theBalm cosmetics, so I always love seeing them in my Birchbox. This one is a long wear blush that really does last all day, even if you don’t set it with setting spray!! A little goes a long way too, so a $22 full size price isn’t too too crazy considering that. Oh a swatch, a swatch, my kingdom for a swatch. Check out their site to see all the radness…believe me, all of their products are amaze.
*BENTA BERRY G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream
This is a french brand, so I was excited to try, although I haven’t yet. I actually just tossed it in my bathroom drawer to be next in line for use I do believe. It is supposed to both hydrate and purify because of the ingredients of blueberry and dead nettle…interesting combination, huh?? Full size is $22 so I may do further investigation on this. Right now I am so in love with my Origins Vitazing moisturizer.
*BIRCHBOX bobbypins
They’re fun and glittery and who doesn’t need extra bobby pins. ::especially ones that sparkle::
There you have it. I have already unboxed the August box and taken photos. My husband received his second Birchbox man box this month and let me tell you, the male boxes are incredible…so much good stuff and he uses almost all of it!!!! It’s $20/month vs. the $10/month for BB classic, but seems so worth it so far. I’m hoping he will give me some reviews on some things too so I can post from a male perspective!!
Hope everyone is set up for a fabulous weekend.
J <3.
“Keep your head up, or else the crown falls”

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