birchbox favorites #1: keep me safe from winter

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AS PER USUAL, ANYA CAN’T KEEP HER LIL CAT BUTT OUT OF MY PICTURES.

My parents got me a birchbox subscription for my birthday back in November. I totally did not intend to write about it at all because it seemed like it would be a boring thing to write every month, but that being said, these are my personal favorites from the past few months. SPOILER ALERT: it’s mostly lotion and eyeliner. I am very hydrated and goth lately.

TOCCA HAND CREAM – CLEOPATRA 

 I am lowkey in love with this lotion…every time I use it the people around me are like “what is that smell it’s so good” and then I am like “IT’S ME!!” and shove my hand in their face. (The smell is grapefruit and cucumber.) I ended up buying a full size because I was keeping the sample in my purse and used all of it. It’s pretty light, which is nice because I don’t really like having greasy hands, and it does a good job with the actual moisturizing. Also it’s on the cheaper side for birchbox shit — $10ish is not exactly cheap lotion but I am usually in the drugstore camp in the drugstore v. department store makeup debate.  Don’t @ me on this one though.

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AMIKA NOURISHING HAIR MASK

This is basically gonna deep condition your hair — I’ve been using it when I take baths, although I will probably not shell out for more when I run out. It conditions well and smells good but I have my regular conditioning routine just how I like it to make my overprocessed hair seem like soft puppy fur. I kinda thought of this hair mask as a nice treat, even if I’m not gonna go out of my way for it.

EYEKO SKINNY LIQUID EYELINER 

YES x10 I got really excited about this one, because it’s really nice and also full size. (!!) It’s nice and dark and even, goes on very smooth and it’s a pen, which I find easier than like a brush and a lil pot of eyeliner. I went a long time without wearing any cat eyes because I didn’t really like the liquid eyeliner I had and didn’t want to put the effort into searching, so this basically dropped into my lap like a gift from the makeup gods. Would definitely recommend it, it goes on well and stays well throughout the day, and didn’t irritate the skin by my eyes like the last liquid eyeliner I had.

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PERLIER REVITALIZING BODY BUTTER – WHITE ALMOND

Another lotion that’s basically saving my hands this winter — I was turning into a lil scaley lizard girl for a while until I started just like applying lotion all the time and now I am totally fine. This lotion is also pretty good on the non-greasy, smells good front, although I prefer the Tocca lotion.

sample3LORD & BERRY GLITTER EYE PENCIL IN BLACK

IT’S GLITTER EYELINER!! Cute & fun and all that, application/quality is pretty standard compared to other pencil eyeliners that I’ve used. If you like glitter you’ll probably like this. (I like it a lot.)

STAINIAC LIP STAIN

This is a pretty nice, not too dark/not too bright stain. It can be a lil too liquidy if you put too much on at once, but I like the fact that it does stain your lips a little in a pretty natural seeming way — I love lipsticks but I also really like that this feels like it kinda blends in to your lips. It becomes less of a hassle applying/removing/etc. and it doesn’t wear off so dramatically. It’s kind of a berry color.

Anyway, hope y’all are keeping your skin intact in winter if you live in an ice hell like I do. If ya live somewhere really hot I’m sure it’s awful and all that but I also kinda secretly wish I was there with you.

xoxo,
rori

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