• Beauty,  Subscription Boxes

    Birchbox #1 & #2

    Yesterday I received my first Birchbox…. and then today I received another one. I’m not sure why I got two, but the second box is a lot better than the first one.

    Box #1

    • 2 Ursa Major Super Natural facial wipes
    • 1 tube Marcelle CITY Tinted Cream SPF 25
    • 1 Oribe Dry Texturing Spray
    • N4 Super Comb Prep and Protect
    • 2 Stilla Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina, and Perla (one of these was a bonus item)

    I tried one of the Ursa Major facial wipes and its like a bad-smelling wet-nap you’d get at a restaurant. Not impressed and my face doesn’t feel any better, but it does smell funky.

    The Stilla liquid lipsticks go on nicely, but I’m not crazy about the colors. They’re both the nude matte colors that are so in right now, but they’re just not colors I actually use.

    So that sums up box #1…. and then today a second box came from Birchbox. Why they sent me two boxes I don’t know, but here’s Box #2.

    Box #2

    Box #2 contains the following:

    • Beauty Protector Protect & Oil
    • Lollia by Margot Elena In Love perfume sample
    • MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara
    • Marcelle New age 8 in 1 Power Serum
    • Pixi by Petra LipLift Max in Honey Sheen

    The perfume smells pretty nice. I’m really picky about my scents, but I like this one. I’m wearing it now and I might even buy the full-sized one if its long-lasting.

    The lip product is a bit closer to a shade I will actually wear, and I use tons of mascara, so those are okay. The hair oil I’ll try the next time I wash it, but it looks like something I can actually use.

    So there’s my first Birchbox reviews!

  • Beauty,  General,  Health

    This Week

    I popped by Horizon Comics yesterday and I picked these up. I’m looking forward to reading them, and soon picking up vol. 3 of Paper Girls.

    Today I got all summered up in my flamingo dress, lobster earrings, and flowers in my hair. I thought about adding a summery hat too but decided that was enough.

    My first stop was CVS, where I picked up a lip brush, this cleanser, and an Rx. This stuff is great! I’m already in love with their moisturizer which I use almost daily, and when I got home, I washed my face with it and my make-up just rinsed right away.

    Before I came home though I did some window shopping at Guitar Center (where I saw almost my perfect dream bass for $700+) and almost came home with a new Luna uke. She has the sweetest voice.

    I also went to see Stephanie at Hottie Body and we finally did my triangle piercing. It was agonizing. And amazing. I didn’t know if I was going to cry or cum. Like Jesus fucking Christ wow. So intense. I can’t wait for it to heal up a bit and I can take it for a test drive.

    After that was done, I went to therapy, which went well. We talked about my need to control things and how that translates to me modifying my body, and my fearfulness of men I don’t know well.

    That was pretty much the end of my day. I went home, had something to eat, and I’m hoping to get some better sleep tonight than I did last night. I did get my 14g to 12g taper in the mail today and I stretched my nipple piercings to 12g. Eventually I want to bring them up to 10g.

  • Beauty

    Piercings,and Nails! Oh My!

    So on a whim, I pierced my labret myself. It was easy enough and almost painless, and I wore it for a few days. But I took it out today because it wasn’t perfectly straight, and where the jewelry came out on top of my lower lip was just a little too far back in my mouth for my to be happy with it. I’ll let it heal up and have Stephanie pierce it again later on.

    I also realize I may have a nail polish problem. This is getting kind of ridiculous.

    I have a ton of pinks and blue-greens, but hardly any of anything else…. LOL.

  • Beauty,  Subscription Boxes

    Time of Month Box #1

    Included in this box was a facial mask, cherry flavored circus sticks, copper bangle, Hikari blush, and Palladio lip gloss.

    I’m honestly not sure I’m sold on this one. Its okay. The bracelet is nice enough, and the make-up is okay, but not my favorite type of candy and we’ll see how the mask is. I tried both the lip gloss and the blush, and honestly, the lip  gloss is almost the exact color of my actual lips so it just makes them shiny, and the so-called blusher might better be used as a light bronzer for really pale people. I applied some rather liberally and couldn’t really see it and I’m pretty fair-skinned.

    We’ll see how next month’s box is, but I will probably cancel this one. I did opt out of getting actual hygiene products because I don’t use a lot of them and didn’t see the point of paying for way more than I can actually use in a short amount of time.

  • Beauty,  General

    Things I’m Buying

    I made a nice sale in my shop, so I was able to put some towards the big things, and I bought a few things I needed as well. Unfortunately, one item will have to be returned because it won’t work out for me. That was a toilet paper roll storage holder that clips onto the side of your toilet tank. Too bad the ceramic of my tank is too thick, and its shaped all wrong to actually use. If my toilet tank was more square, it would be worth bending the hooks and making it work.  It works hanging off of one of the wire racks over my toilet though, so it’s a keeper.

    I also realized that spice racks as nail polish shelves are genius! Obviously I need more nail polish, right?

    I also ordered a container to store the puppy food in because the stupid mice are eating their way through the bag, helping themselves to as much as they’d like. Right now the puppy food is in one of my plastic file boxes I pulled out of the craft room because the mice wasted no time chewing into the new bag. I hate mice.

    I also went back to the piercer to discuss this piercing with her. She doesn’t have the right jewelry in stock to do it so hopefully the right piece will come in next week and we can go ahead. I ended up leaving with an industrial piercing on my left ear, and a helix on my right. Of course I obviously didn’t think it all through because I sleep on my left side mostly, and now I can’t because its so sore, and even more not thought out was getting cartilage piercings on both ears at the same time.

    The night before I went to the piercer though, I popped by Psycho City Tattoo and got my WORTHY tattoo done, as well as the star in my chest piece recolored. Bob Ackermann did a great job on both and I couldn’t be happier. 🙂

  • Beauty

    Poparazzi Nail Polish

    I think I have a new fave. This stuff wears great, and its currently 2 for $5 at CVS. The colors Mink It Over (medium grey) and Yin Meets Yang (black and white micro dot) pair so perfectly together!

  • Beauty,  Subscription Boxes

    Ipsy Glam Bag #2

    I recently subscribed to Ipsy’s Glam Bag service and today I received my second Glam Bag. The first one I received, I wasn’t completely thrilled, but I figured I would give it a few months and see if it improved. I was not disappointed this time.

    First off, the bag itself is super cute!

    And the contents are pretty great. I like that it caters your bag contents to your skin tone, eye, and hair color. That means you’re probably mostly going to get things you can actually use. Here’s what came in this month’s bag.

    There’s an organic coconut milk-based facial lotion that smells incredible and its so light and easy to work into your skin. I’m going to use it everyday and see how my skin likes it, and if its a yes, then I can see myself ordering a full sized tube on this good stuff.

    The Balm Voyage mini eyeshadow is super cute and a great neutral base color.

    The mascara is very welcome because even though I got a mascara last month, my main tube (I’ve been a Mary Kay girl for ages) is about gone so now I have new options. Great since I’ve started wearing make-up again in the regular.

    I haven’t tried the concealer yet, but I imagine it will come in useful. Same goes for the large make-up brush. I got a smaller angled brush in last month’s bag.