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September Favorites

Another month gone by, another round of beauty favorites! This month focused a lot more on hair and skin products, although I did happen upon two lovely makeup bits as well!

1. Beauty Protector - Protect and Detangle Spray

I received a sample of this little miracle in my August Birchbox and loved it so much, I couldn't live without the full size! My hair is long, tangley, colored, and an absolute nightmare to brush out after a shower. BUT NOT ANYMORE (<-- said in a dramatic announcer voice) This bright red bottle boasts being a detangler, leave-in conditioner, and heat protectant! (Plus it smells great, so what's not to love??) It's sold exclusively at Birchbox, so be sure to check it out!!

2. Amika - Bombshell Blowout Spray

Yet another Birchbox find! I've been using this little gem in place of my regular mousse and I adore it! It adds thickness and volume to thin, lifeless locks and smells awesome while doing it!

3. Stila - Stay All Day Liner

Here's where it gets tricky, trying to find an easy-to-use, waterproof, pigment-rich black liquid eyeliner is like trying to find a unicorn. But so far in the search, Stila takes the cake. In my experience, It's about 75% waterproof, moderately easy to use (but go slow, and have a makeup wipe handy) and it definitely packs a big punch when it comes to pigment!

4. Clinique - Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

If you only buy one lip product all fall, buy this one! The Almost Lipsticks are the ultimate cross between a lipstick and lip balm! Keep it sheer, build it up, whatever you want to do! I've been wearing this non-stop all month! I loved it so much that I did an entire post on it here

5. 100% Pure - Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

I swear this was made for college students. Late night studying (or watching netflix) are met in the morning will puffy, baggy eyes and that's where this gem comes to the rescue! Pop it on your lids and under your eyes before you make breakfast and by the time you're done, you'll be de-puffed and bright eyed! (Plus it smells like coffee, YUM!)

6. Origins - Clear Improvements Charcoal Mask

And finally, the wondermask that has put my skin back on track! (Changing climate, schedule, stress, etc of college takes a huge toll) I've been using this mask once a week to de-gunk my skin and it has worked wonders! 

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August Birchbox Unboxing!

New month, new Birchbox! This month was probably my favorite in terms of the products I received! I've had a chance to test out all of them a bit and I wish I could buy full sizes of just about all of them! 1. Beauty Protector Protect and Detangler This pretty red bottle claims to be a detangler, heat protector, leave-in conditioner, shine spray, and color protector, all while being weightless and non-greasy. If so, this bottle could be my holy grail. After using it on dry hair before using a flat-iron, it definitely helps frizz, has more shine and doesn't add any weight or grease, but we'll see about its other claims with time. So far, it's a winner! 2. COOLA Organic Makeup Setting Spray COOLA has a lot of great products (especially for the summer months!) I've never tried their makeup setting spray, but it seems to be a fairly decent one. It doesn't hold a candle to the Urban Decay version, but if you're more environmentally conscious, this one is a great option! 3. Harvey Prince Hello Perfume I am, admittedly, a perfume sample hoarder. I love keeping them in my bag for a quick refresher (and I have about 13 extras in a box...).  At first whiff, this one smelled like an old Lemongrass body lotion I had from Bath and Body works in middle school, but after a bit I picked up on the light citrus notes and really liked it! I'm not sure I would purchase the full-size, but it's a lovely light scent if you're not into heavy perfumes. 4. LAQA & Co. Charm School Kit - Humble Brag By far my favorite thing in the box! I expected it to be a very sheer lip balm, but it's actually VERY pigmented and oh so gorgeous! It looks gorgeous on both my lips and cheeks. I am absolutely buying the set of three, which comes with this bright pink, a cherry red, and a light peach. LOVE! I've only very recently gotten into hand creams, and this so far, is my favorite. I liked the Harvey Prince version, but the Supergoop is a bit more hydrating, absorbs quicker, and has a lighter scent. 

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