Naturally after I get completely caught up with all my delayed February posts, every single March beauty box subscription I own gets delivered to me on the same day. Of course! So now I’m officially behind again. Whhhyyyyyyeee?!?! Not only that, but now I won’t be getting any more packages in the mail, which means there’s nothing to look forward to when I get home from work aside from TV, couch and pajamas. Guess I’m gonna have to online shop. What choice do I have? (Zero.)
Number one product to give away is the Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray. There isn’t anything wrong with it; I’m sure it’s lovely. I just don’t want it. My hair routine is virtually non-existent. Unless you count combing and leave-in conditioner as a routine. That’s all I have patience for. Everything else just scares me. I’ve tried too many of those volumizer products, only to be left with a sticky-up hair nightmare and the need to shampoo twice. I did read about the product though so I can at least provide something useful to you. Here’s what I found out:
It’s a dry texturizing spray to make sexy, tousled undone hair. Like bed head, but on purpose. Now, if I had a hipper, flashier hairstyle – besides this plain, straight one I’ve been sporting for the past 9 years – a product like this might interest me. But until someone invents a 10 a.m. start to the work day, I’m gonna have to pass. I don’t have time to do makeup AND hair.
Number two product to give away is the Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer. Well, maybe give away. I received a tube of this in a previous box which I haven’t used yet. If it amazes me, I might keep this second tube. It’s a brightening moisturizer suitable for dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone and texture. I have all those things. So technically, this is my most ideal moisturizer. I was reading the review on the Allure website, and it says it creates a pretty glow on the face. My cat ears definitely perked up at that because who doesn’t love a glowy face? But then it said it’s best kept in the refrigerator because of the vitamin C in it. Excuse me, whaaa … ? I have to store my moisturizer in the fridge now? I’ll tell you right now, I’m not doing that. I don’t have time to fix my hair in the morning (as we’ve just discussed) much less walk myself to the refrigerator every morning. Seriously, I’ll just take my chances.
Next item is a very pretty red-orange Cargo Essential Lipgloss in the shade Rio. It’s a really great color for summer, especially against tan skin. It’s a pretty sheer formula, but the color shows up well. How they managed that is pure hocus pocus. Or at least in the experiences I’ve had. I didn’t get super sticky lips, which is a plus, and it’s nice and glossy. What else can I say about a lipgloss other than that? Turns out, not much so we’re moving on.
This would be my second tube of the Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm and I’m pretty alright with that. I love this lip balm. It’s one of the best ones I’ve used for my chronic straggly lip skin. I did a previous review on it, so click here if you’d like to read it. (You do.) Everything I said still stands. And I will use this new tube with the same level of enthusiasm as the first – perhaps with more so, since now I know exactly how much I love it.
Last and number three product to give away is the Benefit Roller Lash mascara. This is the newest mascara offered by Benefit, and I really really like it. I’m giving it away because this is my second sample, plus I already bought the full size. My mascara drawer is prime real estate, so it’s best to save those slots for non-repeats. Anyway, Sephora sent me a sample of this a couple weeks before the mascara officially launched (VIP, yo). I went into it with high expectations cuz everything I had read told me to. It was supposed to curl your lashes and make them stay curled without the need for an eyelash curler. Seeing that I don’t even use an eyelash curler, this part made me giddy. Cuz again, I don’t have time in the mornings to fiddle with my hair, grab moisturizer out of the refrigerator OR curl my eyelashes before I put on mascara. Unless I get up a 4 a.m., and if I’m doing that, there better be a plane I’m catching to the Caribbean or something.
The brush is pretty cool. It’s called the Hook ‘n’ Roll, and it’s designed to catch and lift your lashes, even the tiny, straight ones. And if you want my honest opinion (and you do, otherwise, you might’ve stumbled upon this blog by accident), it does a pretty good job. Mind you, it’s not a miracle mascara. Like, I can achieve a lifted up, wide-eyed look with other mascaras, but because the Roller Lash says it specifically does it, and then follows through like a proper lady, I went ahead and bought the full size. But I don’t want 17 tubes of it, so this sample is going to my mom.
Alright, one down three to go. Plus I have a Buying Stuff I’d like to squish in as well. I may be having a slight panicky moment over here. Blogging overwhelms me sometimes because no one is paying me to do it, and let’s face it, money fuels most of the activity that keeps me from pajamas. You want me to work? Cut me a paycheck. Want me to take you to get a haircut? Then I’m going to Sephora across the street (and you’ll have to walk over when you’re done). Want me to exercise and drink more water? Looks like I need some new yoga pants. I’m sorry, it’s the truth. It’s basic mathematics.