This is not a comprehensive list, and I'll definitely do more of them in the future. Discovering new things is always fun, and discovering new things that make me feel beautiful and pampered? It's pretty much my most favorite thing EVER.
Here's my current top 5:
5) Jouer Avocado Banana Moisture Mask - I received this in my Spring Yuzen box. Not only is this an awesome, all-natural product, but I contacted Jouer and they sent me several other items to try! I got another mask, a cleanser, and a moisturizer. For the second week of March, I'm taking a break from my normal skincare routine and using the Jouer products. I want to see if an all-natural skincare line can keep my combination, alternately-Sahara-or-Texas-Oilfields skin in check.
3) Josie Maran Argan Oil - Received in my January Ipsy bag. This is totally my Holy Grail skincare item! It's all-natural, 100% organic, made by a woman's cooperative in Morocco. So it's a product you can feel good about using. It just takes a few drops and the dry part of my face is moisturized, and the oily part is controlled. It's fabulous.
2) The Balm makeup - I've gotten a few products from the Balm - first, I received the Matt Batali eyeshadow from their Meet Matt(e) palette in my November Ipsy bag (which, incidentally, was my first beauty subscription ever!). It is an amazing dark neutral brown, with purple-y undertones. It sounds weird, but it works perfectly with my hazel eyes. The next item I received was actually through a trade - it's the Mary Lou-Manizer. This is a beautiful light, shimmery powder that can be used as an eyeshadow, a highlighter, a body shimmer... it's so versatile. I am so in love with it that I bought a full-size compact (half-off, in a Hautelook sale. Just cause I love it, doesn't mean I'll pay full price!). The third item I received is the Hot Mama blush, in my January Birchbox. It's quite lovely. In fact, I think I've run out of adjectives to describe this brand! Needless to say, I'll be happy to get more the Balm products in my subs!
|Matt Batali eyeshadow on the right!|
|Why yes, I am! Thanks, the Balm!|
1) And last, but not least (the best, actually!) is this beautiful bracelet I received in my January Love Club Box. This item is by HorseFeathers and originally sold on their website for over $50! I have worn this piece several times, and I have gotten so many compliments! For most items you get from a subscription box, you use the item up and throw it away. This one? I'm keeping forever.
Thanks for checking out my favorites! I'll be back soon with a list of my not-so-favorites (I'm looking at YOU, February Glossybox!), but I'd love to hear about the items you love! Skincare? Perfume? Makeup? Bring it on!