My first Birchbox is curated by the wedding blog Style Me Pretty. It is one of the two beauty box subscriptions I chose to help me feel like me again after divorce. The humor is not lost on me. It's not exactly a nice day for a white wedding, but it is a nice day to start again. Cue the Billy Idol.
I tried the products in my Birchbox yesterday, and, let me tell you, Birchbox is a great idea, wonderfully executed. I tried everything in one go, so here are my thoughts, with pictures, in the order I used them.
|I quickly realized it was a mistake to try to take|
pictures in the mirror, but not quickly enough.
|Redness was reduced and skin tone evened withouth|
a heavy feel.
- Laura Geller Beauty Baked Color True Blush: I probably wouldn't have picked out this blush for myself, but I really like it. It looks bold but still natural. It's what I wish I looked like when I blush naturally or have just finished some healthy exercise. (In reality my face is beet red in those situations.) So it's a bold blush that is natural, but better than natural.
|I love this rosy-cheeked look!|
- Kérastase Exilir Ultime: The best thing about this hair elixir is the smell. It works really well. I think it minimized the number of flyaways I had in the Georgia humidity. It left my hair shiny and smooth, but the smell is incredible. It smells so good. I wanted to get extra close to people so they could smell my hair, but that would be really weird.
|You can't see that much of a difference, but the scent|
- An embellished hair tie from Deepa Gurnani: I started out with the hair tie in my hair, but I quickly switched it to my wrist and wore it as a bracelet. I really like it as a bracelet. It worked less well as a hair tie because my hair is very slippery. If the hair tie was loose, it slipped right out. If it was tight, you couldn't appreciate the pretty design. It fits nicely around my wrist and looks pretty, and I can still use it as a hair tie in a pinch.
|The look: completed with the help of a little eye|
liner and mascara.
- La Fresh Waterproof Makeup Remover: I am terrible about removing my makeup at the end of the day. I know that many of my readers just wretched at the thought of sleeping in makeup. I know I should take it off, but I usually don't. This makeup removing wipe did a great job getting my face fresh and clean. It smells like lavender, and I love lavender.
|The hair and makeup after 11+ hours.|
|Scrubbed fresh and clean.|