Before we start, I just want you all to know that I am completely aware that it is May and I am just now posting my April review. Not just that it is May, but it is a full week into the month. But there’s never a bad time to chit chat about makeup, right? I’ll just get right to it.
Atelier Cologne Vanille Intensee Cologne Absolue
Wow, that name is a MOUTHFUL. Or handful if you’re typing. ANYWAY, I didn’t love it. It is a little too musky for me. It also comes with a pretty hefty price tag. I really have to love the scent to pay that much for it.
1/5 would buy
POP Beauty POP Portfolio Eyeshadow Palette
I have tried this brand before, but I don’t think I tried any of its eye makeup. I chose this sample before the box was shipped to me. I received a frosty vanilla color, a pink color, and a copper color. They were all very nicely pigmented. I always love eyeshadow samples because they last FO-REV-ER. The only thing I did not like was that the shadow broke very easily and is now just floating around the palette. I am not always the nicest with storing my makeup and handling them gently. Having a more densely packed shadow is definitely a better choice for me. The packaging was crap… I am sorry to say. ELF products have nicer packaging than this flimsy plastic contraption. I have to use a bobby pin to pry it open. No bueno.
2/5 would buy
LAQA & Co. Lip Lube Pencil
Lip Lube? Really? I had no idea that this is what this product was called until I wrote this review. I can look past this as I did enjoy using this lip pencil. It glided on very smoothly and the color was gorgeous. Glid? Glid should totally be the past tense of glide. I am starting the revolution. Anyway, it is a really fun, springy pink. The only thing I did not like about it was that it is not very moisturizing. Lip color samples are typically another type of sample that will last FO-REV-ER. Since I am drowning in Birchbox lip samples, it really takes a very special lip color for me to make the splurge on a full size. Like my beloved Manna Kadar Lip Locked in Lucky. Totally worth it. In my opinion, I also think that $20 is a lot to spend on a lip color you have to sharpen yourself.
2/5 would buy
Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner
What is with the super long product names this month? I thought this shampoo and conditioner set was nice, but I personally didn’t feel like it was anything to write home about. It smells ok and my hair felt clean, but the conditioner was really sub par for what I need. It was definitely not effective enough to replace my current shampoo and conditioner. It was the perfect travel size for my trip to Vegas, however.
2/5 would buy
I think the general consensus of my April box is “meh”. I will keep my fingers crossed for a mind blowing makeup/skin care/hair stuff experience with my May box!
Thanks for stopping by! See y’all next time…
I totally agree with your opinion on all the lip products from Birchbox. I’ve only had to purchase full size in one sample that I absolutely loved the color & formula so far. My last few lip samples have been meh colors, so I don’t want to risk buying them full size in another color! I have my fingers crossed that your May box is better!
Thank you, Jenn! I hope so too 🙂 It is fun having a limitless sample-sized collection of choices for lip colors! I’ve never been one of those people who obsesses over the perfect lipstick. Half of the time I forgot to even put anything on my lips! It is highly unlikely that I will ever run out of my Birchbox lip samples 🙂
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