August Birchbox

It’s Friday-eve, and I’m so thankful for it. It’s been an exciting stressful week – work has been crazy stressful, I yelled at a man at AT&T (he had a snarky attitude), my girlfriend canceled on coming to visit this weekend, and my back is still in shambles. So yesterday when I got home from work, I asked my husband if he wanted to go walk downtown, just to get some fresh air. It seemed innocent enough, but once we got down there we realized we both needed a drink. We stopped in one of our favorite places grabbed some cocktails, and then relaxed. The band was super depressing, so we closed out our tab after 2 cocktails, and moved on. We ended up at another bar, and got a few more drinks and some food, before going home. After 5 drinks, my husband ended up teaching me the electric guitar last night at 9:30. I’m pretty sure my neighbors are going to hate us!

This week hasn’t been completely terrible, I did get a new phone (and I’m obsessed), and then my August Birchbox came! So here’s what I received:

Stilla Matte About You Liquid Lipstick

I’m in love with this! I never wear lipstick, like never. So I tried it on, and I fell in love. It goes on smooth and liquid, but dries very quickly. It’s also long lasting, I wore it to work this week, and only had to re-apply once in the afternoon – only because I was bored and wanted to :).

Beauty Protector Protect & Oil

I love this brand. I use the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle  everyday, so when I got this I was super excited! I only put the oil on the ends of my hair (I have fine hair, so I didn’t want it to weigh it down), and it made feel light and nourished. Plus the smell of this product is amazing!

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Day -Dream Palette

I only got one of the eye shadow shades in this palette, a shimmery pink. It went on easily, and stayed on for most of the day. The only thing I didn’t like about this was the packaging. It was ridiculously hard to get into, and I almost broke the whole thing when it finally opened.

R+Co BADLANDS Dry Shampoo Paste

This was my bonus item, and I love it! I used in on day-old hair, and it gave me a little volume and texture that I needed. It’s a cream and when rubbed into your hands, it becomes a powdery texture. It absorbs your excess oil and prevents the 2nd hair greasy smell. I’ll definitely be buying this again!

Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask

When I first saw this was in my box, I was super excited! I love trying new face masks. But when I opened it, it says clear as day “NOT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN” – and of course I do. I was confused how this ended up in my box, but I was like what the hell… lets try it. As soon as I put it on, it made my face tingle and slightly burned, and immediately removed it. It caused me to break out the next day. So don’t make my mistake, if you have sensitive skin don’t use it!