Does the name and the picture here seem unoriginal to anyone else? Cuz it is. I'm not an advocate for Bethanny Frankel but her Skinny Girl line and logo lived first. Nice steal, Harvey. And now let's discuss the premise for this scent. You think some spritzes of a perfume are going to make me feel "young, slim and beautiful". If only. And Birchbox suggests that when I'm hungry in the afternoon, as I always am, that I just spray on some perfume instead. Oh, fer fecks sake. This is not going to improve my self-esteem or solve my food issues. I just don't want to stink. Sell your fragrances as something to prevent stinkage, something to make a woman smell nice. Do NOT market it as the cure for poor body image.
Spring 2012 NewBeauty TestTube. Welcome to my life, Lumiere d'hiver.
I'm loving these cute samples from theBalm. You may recall that I received an eyeshadow sample in my first bag from Ipsy and now here's a little Hot Mama shadow & blush all-in-one sample. This is a lovely pink/peach color that is soft with a subtle hint of shimmer. I haven't tried it on my eyes but have used it on my cheeks a few times. I wouldn't say it's as pigmented or long-lasting as my blush of choice, tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush, but it's nice. I see this as a simple bit of color for me to wear when I'm running errands on the weekend. I like it and theBalm is cruelty free.
This month, Birchbox sent a beauty extra: Lotus Youth Preserve face cream from Fresh. There are 7, yes seven, actives that are supposed to make your face amazing by "treating and prevent the signs of aging". Ok. Or it could be that it didn't moisturize enough and is a bit stinky. My biggest first world problem these days is figuring out my skin. I'm now using Retin-A at night and taking Spironolactone twice a day so my breakouts and oily skin are under control. Actually, I now have combination, almost sensitive skin which is weird after 30 years of acne and oil slicks. Anyway, I'm in the market for a good, natural, cruelty free moisturizer. This is not it. It absorbed quickly but did burn a little on the dry patches around my nose and chin, which re-emerged shortly after applying the lotion. Blerg. And I don't like the smell of blue-green algae so Fresh face cream and I will never be friends. Fresh is cruelty free.
What's this?A foldout poster with beauty items on one side and 25 ways to make 2013 awesome on the other. It kind of reminds me of old school Tiger Beat posters that had a picture of John Taylor on one side and 25 fun facts about him on the other. Don't know Tiger Beat? Don't know John Taylor?!? *sigh* Kids. But really, it's a cute idea for someone else not me (wink wink).
I am really pleased with my Birchbox this month. Yes, I want to punch Harvey Prince in the nose but even with his ridiculous skinny bullshit the perfume still smells good. I think 2013 will be awesome if I get items like this from Birchbox every month. And if I get to meet Sting, ok?
What's on your agenda for the best year ever??