Sunday, March 3, 2013

Small Haul: Birchbox and Stella & Dot

I got my order from Birchbox and the remaining item from my Stella & Dot order in the mail over the weekend.  I am beyond excited about the lipstick and the bracelet.
I also purchased a Spornette brush called Spornette Little Wonder as it is supposed to be good for teasing as I have seen a few tutorials on YouTube that require you to tease your hair a bit.  I also love that it has hot pink bristles and it says it is so easy to use that "many a teasing newbie become experts after just a few uses." (teasing newbie, that'd be me).
I also got a Chuao chocolate bar in Ravishing Rocky Road. I have a huge obsession with Rocky Road ice cream so that is why I purchased that particular flavor.  I have tried other Chuao chocolate bars and have loved the very different flavor combinations they create.  I usually purchase these at my local Roche Brothers as they have them in the candy aisle, nice to know Birchbox has them too so I can slip a sweet treat in with my beauty purchases!

I got this lipstick which is Lancôme's Rouge in Love in Roses in Love #353.  I first saw it on Birchbox's YouTube channel in one of their tutorial videos, link here.   
As I have said I have an olive skin tone and I find it very hard to find a color of lipstick that actually works with my skin tone other than matching one exactly to my natural lip shade.  I absolutely love this color.  The formula is creamy and the color is a lovely pink that is build-able.

Stella & Dot has amazing packaging for their products.  It is so cute!

This is the Kalahari Bangle.  As soon as I saw it on the website I knew it had to be mine.  I love wearing large statement bangles and while this one is not too large it definitely is a statement.  The eyes are rhinestones and there is a mane of rhinestones.  It is very good quality and a bit heavy, but I love it.
Here it is on my extra pasty arm (haha)! I just love it and will wear it very often as it really goes with anything.

disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.