Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Two New Beauty Favorites and Ipsy VS. Birchbox

I'm getting ready for dinner out with the husband and the kids and I thought I'd share two of my new favorite things from my little cosmetics bag.

I've been too cheap to buy the iconic NARS blush in Orgasm (I didn't name it).  So, when I found an old favorite color from Cover Girl that reminded me of the peachy pink sparkle of the NARS blush for under $6 I was sold.  Cover Girl Classic Color Blush in Natural Glow rocks my world.  It looks great on my skin.  The compact comes with a handy mirror too.  I will repurchase this when the pan is empty. 

Next is another Cover Girl product.  I love the new Smoochies line of lip balms.  My favorite one is Smooch in a pale mauve.  It's so creamy and it has a nice smell.  I can't describe it other than a cross between strawberries and new playdoh. 

I've been subscribing to both Birchbox and Ipsy for a few months now.  If you don't know both of these companies send out a package of cosmetic goodies once a month for a $10 subscription fee.  Some of the products are full size but most of them are a generous sample size.   I have really enjoyed trying new products from the Birchbox but their product sizes and amount of goodies has been disappointing lately.  Ipsy definitely wins on the product size front and I will keep my Ipsy account.  I am going to cancel my Birchbox soon.