Before my long-overdue April Birchbox recap and my May Birchbox recap, some beauty buys I have made on my own!
Subtitle: That One Time When I Bought A Lot Of Beige Colored Things.
I ended up sourcing a full-sized container of the Stila Highlighter because I adore it. I was definitely scraping the sides of the sample container that Megan gave me by the time I knew I needed to give in and make a purchase.
Part of the reason that I drained that first tube so quickly is because I realized that the highlighter was working wonders under my eyes. The solution to that? My first tube of concealer in what is probably at least five years. Generally speaking, I wear Revlon powder and I’m pretty pleased with the staying power of all of their cosmetics, so I thought this would be a good concealer choice as well. So far, I have not been disappointed.
Last but not least, it is bronzer season! Lured by the promise of CVS ExtraCare Rewards and a much lower price tag than Physician’s Formula ($6 v. $15), I just had to give this Maybelline bronzer a try. It’s fine. I might switch back. I might now. The jury is still out.
In the Box: Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant Absolue, Color Club in Aquamarine Azulino, Davines Oi All in One Milk, theBalm cosmetics How ‘Bout Them Apples? Cheek & Lip Cream
Sometimes I have to ask myself the question of sky blue nail polish: what to do with it. Actioning some high-level mitts with silver party nails is not a bad place to start. I was actually a fair fan, but they got lots of compliments, which was a little bit of a (fun) surprise.
I’m no stranger to KIND bars, but I certainly don’t mind snacks that I recognize or having an excuse to try a new flavor.
In the Box: Beauty Protector Protect & Shampoo, Beauty Protector Protect & Condition, Jasmine Seven Fresh Feet Wipes, Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow, Supergoop! Everyday SPF 30 with Cellular Response Technology
Let me tell you about how I divided this box up. The shampoo/conditioner samples went straight into the shower. The sunscreen into my travel beauty kit, because that’s basically all I need at the cabin. I did give the foot towels a bit of a side-eye, which I feel was completely justified. Washing my feet is not something I want to make a habit of. But, you know, I’ve also realized that after the last few weddings we have attended, my feet have been basically black. So there may be a market for those foot wipes after all.
Have you sourced any new beauty buys that you love lately?