Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What's Happening Wednesday?

 My empties this week -
Beauty Protector Shampoo and Conditioner - I was not a fan - this did not do anything for my hair.  I was a little disappointed. 
Parlor Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray -  This sea salt spray is fantastic! I would definitely buy this again.  I love the smell and the way it makes my hair feel.
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle-  This spray is wonderful!  I highly recommend it as an after washing spray.
Gorge I'll Make You Look Amazing Daily Serum This was another win!  It made my hair so soft and it looked gorgeous.

As I discussed in my Birchbox review this month, I already have a face routine - it includes these three products - BFF - Best Face Forever is a terrific exfoliating daily face wash.  I then use Night & Day you are the one natural facial moisturizer.  I'm Shrinking is a pore reducer mask for on the spot treatments.

I was in TJ Maxx over the weekend and found some really cute Betsy Johnson purses.

I bought a Melie Blanco at the end of last season and pulled it out for Fall but how cute is the selfie bag from them?

What's up with your Wednesday?

Birchbox September 2015

What's in
the box?

My Birchbox arrived pretty late this month but I think it is because they had a big response for the curated box.   The boxes for the choice were so beautiful - and they told you that You're Beautiful!  

Malin+Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser and Vitamin E Face Moisturizer  -   I really appreciate it when we get the cleanser and moisturizer as a set.  I am a big advocate of using a moisturizer morning and night.  I already have a great face cleanser and moisturizer set (Perfectly Posh BFF and Night & Day) so I have passed this on to my swap buddy. 

Davines Love Shampoo and Conditioner -  Another set that goes together is shampoo and conditioner - this is a pretty nice one!  I love the size of the shampoo but the conditioner packet could have been a tad larger.  The shampoo was my choice this month.

English Laundry Eau de Parfum for Her -   This is one of the few perfumes that does not cause me to wheeze so it was a nice addition to the box.

Pop Beauty eyeshadow palette -   I have several eye palettes that I am working through right now so I passed this on to my swap buddy as well.  These have some really pretty colors for Fall.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive -   I believe I have gotten this in a box before so I am passing this on to my swap buddy as well.  The last time I did a peel from a Birchbox product, it broke a blood vessel in my face that still has not cleared up. 

This was a very full box and even though I gave more than half away to my Sway Buddy, I was thrilled at the collaboration - plus I got to do reviews for lots of points.  I have no idea how people save them - if I have $20, I spend it! 

Birchbox Plus choice had me at the lips bag - and it came with 3 Stila lipsticks!  This is the Stila Look at Me Liquid Lipstick trio. Birchbox was celebrating its Birthday and included 3 balloons in the box as well.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Happie Scrappie August Kit

What's in
the Kit?

When I was looking for a travel notebook to buy, I came across Happie Scrappie.  She sells travel notebooks in her shop, but she also sends a planner kit that is really fantastic.  It has a variety of items and there are three kits to choose from:  Travel Notebook, A5 and Personal.  Since I was working on building up my inserts for my Travel Notebooks, I chose that size.

This kit ships from Malaysia, so I usually get it at the very end of the month.  This month's theme was Makeup = Happiness is the Best Makeup.  The kit is $12.99 a month plus shipping.

Makeup Travel Notebook Insert -  ($8)  This one is so pretty and I will put it in my Paris themed travel notebook.  

 Makeup Journal Cards - ($4)  These are so pretty - and they are double sided. I will laminate most of them to use as cards.  I will also hole punch some of them to put in my personal planners.

Perfume Bottle Stickers - ($3)  These are puffy, perfume stickers in various sizes and colors.  These are perfect for decorating in my Paris travel notebook.

Makeup Bookmark and Dashboard -  These are nice for using as a bookmark in your inserts and you could also make a dashboard for your planner out of them.

Girl Memo Pad - ($2) This little girl memo pad is adorable.  She is perfect!  I love her flower necklace.

Hello Kitty Pen -   ($2.70)  I love the color of the one I received!  I also love getting cute pens so this is a win for me!

Star Memo Flags - ($1) How fun are these? I like to put these in my planner.

Charms and Clips -  There was a shoe charm included in the kit.  It also had two clips.  I know of of them is a bow but not too clear about what the other one is.

Star Washi Tape - ($3)  I really love Washi tape - I did not have this yet either.  It is very cute and I cannot wait to decorate my planners with this.

The kit was just perfect this month and I loved all of the pieces included - the theme was perfect for me - I love makeup!  I will be using most of the items in my Paris travel notebook.