December 2011 Birchbox

 

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TRYING:

  • Befine Gentle Cleanser
    http://befine.com
    I was expecting more a gel based on the sample bottle but gushed out a watery consistency instead.I’m on the fence because it’s somewhat awkward to use and doesn’t do amazing things to my face. But it’s a good quality and ingredients and has that fresh peppermint feel without going overboard.Really not sure about this one!

    Other items from their line that I would like to try: Lip Serum, Warming Clay Mask, Exfoliating Cleanser, Eye Blossom, Rough Spot Lemon Balm,
    http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/product/259523/Be_fine_Gentle_Cleanser_food_skin_care/

  • Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss
    In Birchbox Pink. Nicely Moisturizing but the color is somehow horrible on me. I also know there are healthier lip glosses out there but this was in that range I would still try and maybe wear once in awhile if it had been a good color on me.
    Skin Deep Report (matches the ingredients listed for the other color) http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/product/410945/Jouer_Lip_Gloss%2C_Blush/
  • EBOOST Orange Natural Energy Booster
    This looks like Emergen-C but with a couple of different ingredients. I’ll do a side by side comparison.
  • Showstoppers® Designer Fashion Tape in Nude/Black
    I think the nude would be more useful than the black they sent me. However they do say they help with hems so maybe they were thinking black pants and skirts would be more common. I’ll have to give these a try on some pants that I know have started to come undone.What I can say I like about them without even using them is that they look handy to keep on hand for emergencies. Moreso than a roll of doublestick fashion tape. I may just pop the remaining one in my purse and see if I ever need to use it.

I THINK I’LL PASS:

  • Harvey Prince Yogini
    achoo! Stupid allergies. And back to my prior comments about unnatural perfumes. But more the allergies than anything. Headaches, sneezing, it’s rare for me to really like a perfume. I just had to sniff the bottle without spraying it to tell this was a no go.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil
    Dimethiconol – another silicone derived ingredient is second on the list and I’m not going to risk a highly likely major breakout before the holidays.

WHAT I WISH THEY HAD SENT ME:

  • Olìe Biologique Huile Moderne
    Seriously every month I complain about hair products with dimethicone and unnatural ingredients. Then they have one with NO dimethicone, all natural ingredients and they don’t send me a sample? Oh wait… for skin? I’d still take it though with the Argan Oil I would probably try this on my hair too. Argh! 🙂
    http://www.birchbox.com/shop/new/olie-biologique-hulie-moderne
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