Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beauty Box 5 - Defining Moments

This is my first ever Beauty Box 5 and I was super excited to open it. Who doesn't love getting packages? Especially when the package is full of surprises you know you will love! Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty subscription, with 5 cosmetic samples delivered right to your door. It's only $12 a month, or you could buy it yearly for a slightly discounted price. Inside each box is a variety of cosmetics that range from hair care, makeup, skin care, and nail care.

This month's Beauty Box is all about celebrating the events that make us the women we are today. Milestones and victories both big and small. This is something I've really been trying to focus on this past month, so having this beauty box came at a good time. It's good to recognize our accomplishments, and keep moving forward to another victory.

Hask Argan Oil Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment 
This stuff is a godsend! You have seen my new bright magenta hair... before that it was blue, then purple, then pink, then blonde? My hair has been through a lot, and deserves some deep conditioning. Especially because it's about time to re-bleach my roots! My poor hair has been through a lot, and I'm excited to give it a little break. I've used this brand before and have always been happy with the results. It's actually been a lifesaver for me! I've had times where I thought I would have to shave my head because I damaged my hair so badly! After applying this and leaving it in for a long time, my hair was actually repaired! 

Bath Aquatics H2O Shampoo
This shampoo is very gentle, which is just what my struggling magenta hair needs right now. It's made with Iceland Moss, Watercress and Provitamin B. It's formulated specifically for fine hair, and is gentle so it won't strip your hair of the natural oils, or dry it out. The Iceland Moss and Watercress help repair damage and replenish the moisture. Provitamin B helps strengthen the hair. 
My hair is getting ready for it's spa night.. 

Body Drench Candy Licious Peppermint Stick
This chapstick is infused with beeswax, coconut oil and vitamin E to deliver pure moisture and hydration all day. 

First off, I really don't like the smell of peppermint. I get the great medicinal properties of the essential oils and the herbs, but I just don't like it. I gave this a shot though, and fell in love. It was not overly minty, it didn't remind me of a winter, and it really does moisturize and stay on for a long time. I'm much more please than I thought I'd be. 

NICKA K New York Nail Color
Obviously my nails look better in this photo than in the photo before this. This image is a little bit brighter than the color I got, which dried and set to a very deep deep red. My favorite color of nail polish. It glided on super smooth and lasted through my night of painting! I don't paint my nails when I'm about to paint a painting, because the paint gets all over my nail polish then the nail polish comes off when I wash my hands. Confusing statement, but finally this didn't happen. It could be the professional quality of my new paint, or the professional quality of this nail polish, either way, I'm impressed. 

Okay, it's not that huge. 
Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara
A Lacquered formula that delivers volume, definition and lifts lashes without smudging of flaking. 

I love trying new mascaras. I also love the silly photos we get of me putting on mascara. Mouth open... eyes crossed. This mascara is pretty awesome. The one I have isn't waterproof, which is the only downside I could see... but hasn't been too much of an issue quite yet. I cry over basically everything incase you didn't know... puppies, sunsets, pretty flowers... So we will see how well this stuff holds up when I taste my next amazing meal that brings tears to my eyes.  

My favorite things about the Beauty Box was opening it and the feeling of being surprised, and the wonderful theme. Remembering our milestones, both personal and femininity as a whole! 

Reading the little note that came with the box really made me proud of my own milestones... as silly as they may seem to others, I'm proud of the things I've been able to accomplish.. even in one year! 

In this one year, I went from working a day job full time, to working at home full time making more than I did at my old job! I am able to have my pink hair full time, and dress exactly how I want. (My teaching job wouldn't allow thigh high socks and pink hair...) 
I've illustrated another book, and am working on illustrating my own Tarot Deck. 
My one year mark is coming up soon, so I'm sure I'll blog on my year in review at a later time. 

For now I think it's time to spoil myself and finally paint my toenails! 

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  1. I just got my birthday Beauty Box 5 as well! I love the mascara!

  2. That's pretty awesome! And $12 isn't as bad as some of those out there...

  3. I've got a birchbox subscription and I love it! It's like getting a little surprise birthday gift every month!

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