Sunday, April 29, 2012

Birchbox Vs. MyGlam: April 12

I am finally getting around to showing you my April Birchbox and MyGlam bag.  I have to say that I was not impressed with either this month (we're talking C- or D+ here).  I am happy about my new makeup brushes (which will be great for travel), but aside from that, nothing is really knocking my socks off (although to be fair, I haven't tried everything yet).

Inside my Birchbox:

Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue- This does smell really good, like a ripe blood orange (which is one of my favorite smells in the world).  

Befine Skincare Sampler - I haven't tried these yet, but I like the fact that they are all natural.  I have rosacea, and harsh chemicals really upset my skin.  There are samples of both the gentle cleanser (with sugar, mint, oats, and rice) and the daily moisturizer with SPF 15 (with rosemary, pomergranite, and rice).  

Olle Biologique 004 Huile Moderne- This is an oil for the face, body and hair made of argan, rosehip and bergamont.  Another natural product that is supposed to reduce irritation and inflammation.  I am interested in seeing if this will have any positive effects on my rosacea.  It smells very herb-y.

Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm in Bronzed (full sized) - I have tried this on my cheeks and lips.  I like the flush of color it gives my cheeks and it doesn't seem to dry out my lips.

Le Palais des Thes Tea Bags- These are Parisian green tea blends.  I am a fan of tea, so I did like this sample.

Inside my MyGlam Bag:

Pink Makeup Bag

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Woodstock- I love Urban Decay eyeliner, but this one is in red.  I am all about colored eyeliners (I use blue, purple, green, and brown on a regular basis), but I am not really sure I know how to pull red off.  If you have any ideas, I would love to hear it.  

DermStore Lip Quench Moisture Infused Lip Treatment (full sized)- I am a sucker for any kind of lip quenching chapstick-like product, but this was just ok, and not memorable at all.

All-Belle Eyelashes- They look nice, but this is not a product I would normally use.  I will probably give these away.  

Bonus:  Two additional brushes to go into the case they sent last month.  This time an all-over eye shadow brush and an eyeliner brush.

Did you get different items in your bags and boxes this month?  Anything here you are interested in trying?  What do you think of the April products? 


E said...

It sounds like the Birchbox had more promise, even if you haven't tried everything yet.

fluff and fripperies said...

Hello lovely, hope you had a great weekend! These both sounds great to me (we don't get either of them in Ireland) but on first impressions I think I would prefer the Birchbox xo

Adele said...

OOOh what a treasure trove of beauties!
Happy Monday Hun xoxo

Stephanie said...

RED eye liner??? I loved colored eye liners (esp purple and green) but red?? I feel like red eye liner would just make me look like a crying vampire...

Emmy said...

I agree with the comment above. Red eyeliner? Well, at least, the pink makeup bag is nice:)

Sam Morgan said...

This is so good to see. I asked for a birch box for my birthday, so it was good to see it compared with other similar systems. Hopefully Mays is a good one!

Lorena said...

I wish we had those boxes thingies here... I always wish we did when i see these posts. Although most people are not that excited about the contents.

Elle Sees said...

Red! Use it as a lip liner and then add another color on top. Or maybe use some concealer to lighten the red. Or fill in lips and use Chapstick on top, like a lip stain.
Coconut oil is good for rosecea

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