Birchbox October 2014 Review

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This month, I wasn’t too happy because I was pretty much sure my credit card has ran out, and therefore, I wouldn’t get this month’s box… I can’t explain how excited I was when I have seen the Birchbox in my door, just waiting there for me !! I am still not sure how this have happened,  but I am very grateful.

October’s Birchbox was pretty intresting, as fas as my taste in beauty products goes. I mean the only sample I didn’t like was the perfume sample, but that’s only because I don’t like getting perfume samples in my boxes. Besides that, the box was really enjoyable.

The first sample was Tocca Green Tea and Lemon Hand Cream. If you are like me, always doing something with your hands, then you must love hand creams and lotions. This one is particularly useful, because it is very hydrating, smells like summer to me, and it instantly absorbs (so you don’t have to wait around wasting your time, while it absorbs). It is a very good product, which I already have been in love with previously, due to the fact that I got a different Tocca hand cream few months ago, also from Birchbox.

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The second product was Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner Blackhead Extractor Mask. All I can say is that this product will be gone in less than a week, I just love it that much. Honestly, I love the entire collection of Dr. Brand Pores No More. Ever, since I can remember I always had suffered from enlarged pores on my nose and cheeks, as well as the never disappearing blackheads all over those areas. Ughh.. they are such such a pain, and it is almost impossible to get rid of them. However,  this has changed when Dr. Brandt came out with his Pores No More series. These products really work ! And not only that, but they also show noticeable difference JUSTafter one use ! I recommend those products to everyone with similar skin concerns.

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The third product was Jouer Matte Moisture Tint Sunscreen in Nude. I am very satisfied with this product, as well as with the shade of it. Last year, Birchbox has gifted me with a similar Jouer product, the only problem was that it’s shade was way too dark for me. Therefore, I never really got a chance to try it. This time, the shade is perfect, it blends in seamlessly, smells good, and it also has a pretty good coverage. I have already decided that I will be buying a full sized tube with my Birchbox points.

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The fourth product was this mini Lord And Berry eyeliner pencil in black with glitter. The pencil itself is of a very good quality and it stays on for a long period of time. The fact that it has glitter in it will make it more suitable for use when going out in the city. I like that the pencil is of such a small size, because now I can store it in my small clutch when going out, without it taking over a large amount of space.

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The fifth, and final, product was this perfume sample from Harvey Prince in Singular Sensations Petaly Noir. The fragnance in itself is very seducing, but it just doesn’t fit me. The scent is deeply floral, as to that point that it becomes a little bit too heavy. I will be giving this perfume sample to my mom, she enjoys scents like that.

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 Overall, I am pleased with this month’s Birchbox. I love 4 out of 5 samples, so that is pretty great ! What I am really intrested in is some feedback from all of you beautiful ladies !! What did you get in your Birchbox this month ? And if you do not subscribe to Birchbox, then what do you think of this month’s box ? Do you have any questions ?

If intrested here is my link to subscribe to Birchbox, THANK YOU so much !!

https://www.birchbox.com/invite/5zhjb

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FAB First Aid Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads Review

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I have been looking for some pads for face for minor acne for years.Finally I wound the product that works miracles. First Aid Beauty Blemish Patrol Pads is my newest beauty product that I involve in my skin routine.

I get minor pimples here and there, but not major acne. I have been looking for pads that will actually heal those pimples,but won’t dry out my skin like most of the pads did. Some other blemish pads I have used previously are Peter Thomas Roth Mass Complexion Correction Pads. They probably work if you have major acne,but for me they just dried out my skin. It is probably because they contain 2% salicylic acid and 46% alcohol. Another product I tried was Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Overnight Repair Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Pads. It is a pretty great product that people with sensitive skin can even use. Salicylic acid is only 0.5 %, so that is pretty low. The only thing they are missing is to combine salicylic acid with another acne treatment ingredient, like witch hazel.

Let’s get back to FAB Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads. These pads have a perfect combination of different, effective ingredients. They have witch hazel, camellia sinensis leaf extract, enantia chlorantha bark extract, tea tree leaf oil, salicylic acid ( small amount), willow bark extract, and few more natural extracts. I used them twice a day, once in the morning, once in the evening. They definitely have healed my blemishes quickly, and I haven’t gotten any new ones. And most importantly, they don’t dry out your skin, ever! They actually provide some moisture for your face.

I definitely recommend this product. I am on my second one, they are that good. If you want blemish control, prevent future ones, and minimize your pours, then you should definitely get them!
Cost-$30 for 60 pads