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March 2015 Birchbox Review

March 2015 Birchbox



ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick – Dusk Till Dawn – $20 (3 Lipsticks)


One thing is for certain: Parties are for practicing your best electric slide or teaching fellow revelers how to Dougie—not worrying about smudged lipstick. Gladly, this hydrating, semi-matte lip color lives up to its cheeky moniker. Whether you’re heading to a backyard BBQ or a black tie gala, it’s guaranteed to stay put through plates of baby back ribs, champagne toasts, and beyond.

What do I think? I really enjoyed this lipstick. Got this as a sample this month and loved the color Dusk Till Dawn and it smelled really nice too! It went on very soft and gave my lips a nice smooth texture like lipgloss but more matte.  I would say this lipstick is NOT matte as described since I feel mattes and even some semi – mattes are totally shine proof and a little more drying.  This was totally not! It was hydrating.  I would buy these in the future.younger-looking skin with a blend of smoothing antioxidants and collagen boosters. If acne is still a nuisance for you, fear not—the fast-drying liquid is ideal for all skin types and won’t clog your pores.

Paula’s Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster – $48 (0.67oz)


If the skincare world had a gifted program, this vitamin C face treatment from Paula’s Choice would be a shoo-in. The light-as-water formula visibly brightens skin in a matter of weeks, fading dark spots and wrinkles caused by everything from acne to sun exposure. Not only that, but it promotes plumper, younger-looking skin with a blend of smoothing antioxidants and collagen boosters. If acne is still a nuisance for you, fear not—the fast-drying liquid is ideal for all skin types and won’t clog your pores.

What do I think? I love serums.  This had a very nice thick consistency and I loved how it sunk into my skin.  I wish I could have had a bigger sample to see how my skin would really change it about 7 days but this sample only lasted maybe 3 days which to me isnt enough time to properly review a product and see how it would be effective.  I do love the brightness it gave me instantly and for that reason I would probably purchase it in the future.

Amika Nourishing Mask – $28 (250ml)


When it comes to hair health, split ends and dryness are two of our worst enemies. Fight both with this nourishing, all-natural hair mask from amika. Packed with sea buckthorn berry and jojoba oil, it intensely hydrates strands while repairing damage and sealing frayed ends. Best of all, it’s free of parabens and other unwanted chemicals that have no place near your head.

What do I think? Oh my! I LOVE this mask…actually its more like a deep conditioning treatment.  I put it in my hair after I shampooed and left it in for a few minutes and then rinsed it out. The SMELL! I loved the rich smell of this product and it reminded me of an exotic spa.  Then my hair was super smooth and soft and not frizzy at all! Love this product and will definitely buy!

Mirenesse iCurl Secret Weapon 24 Hour Mascara – $29 (0.35oz)


This jet-black mascara is like Taylor Swift at the Grammys—it just keeps on winning. This award-winning favorite from the Aussie brand is leading the pack, and for good reason. It separates, lifts, and curls lashes for some serious, long-lasting drama.

What do I think? This is a nice mascara but nothing special.  I love my drugstore mascaras so not sure if I would buy this one since it us pricey and nothing out of the ordinary.  Good for everyday.


Roloxin™ Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment – $110 (10 single use packets)


If you’re drawn to the instant gratification of Botox but leery of the potential drawbacks (we’re talking painful needles and costly appointments), you’ll go nuts for this wrinkle-smoothing mask. Each of these single-use treatments is like a facelift on demand. The breakthrough formula creates a lattice-like structure on the skin, smoothing irregularities and stretching it taut. Wrinkles fade, pores are visibly diminished, and the effects last for up to 24 hours. Small wonder, then, that Roloxin™ Lift won a Best of Beauty Breakthrough award from Allure magazine. Use it daily, or save it for special occasions when you want to feel superconfident about your skin.

What do I think? These were amazing samples since they are so pricey! They did give me an instant lift and lasted throughout the day! It made me feel as though I had some botox done but only for the few hours after the peel.  So maybe use it when you are about to go out on a special occasion? I only used one packet to see if I would notice a difference and it was great.  I would consider purchasing these again but it is very costly.











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