Saturday, March 16, 2013

Inside My Beauty Boxes: March

Welcome to the first monthly feature post on Zeal, Inside My Beauty Boxes! 
Each month I will tell you the products I received and my honest opinion about each one.  Today I found out that I am now going to receive an Ipsy Glam Bag each month.  Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription like Birchbox, created by the Youtube famous, Michelle Phan.  I plan on comparing the two on my blog each month, so that you can see the difference and maybe even get a subscription for yourself.  I hope you enjoy!
*Note: My Ipsy Glam Bag will come in April, so this post will only include my Birchbox products.

$19 for 6
I received the silver headband in my Birchbox this month.  I have gotten the hair bands before and absolutely LOVE them! The silver is super cute for accessorizing with you hair down, but I would not use this as for an up-do or a pony because it slips out easily. 

$20
This shave cream uses only eco-friendly products and has no parabens or harmful chemicals.  Because of it's all natural ingredients it does not foam up.  The cream does give a close shave and leaves your skin moisturized, as promised.  For myself, I wouldn't spend $20 on a shaving cream especially because I get the same shave with water.  If you have particularly sensitive skin and are willing to shell out twenty bucks, then this would be a great buy.  They come in great fruity flavors as well!

$25
I have tried a couple dry shampoos with no luck in any and this one was just like the others.  It left my hair dirtier and greasier.  The whole concept of dry shampoo rubs me the wrong way anyways, but I will try and use it as a volumizing spray on clean hair and see how it does.  I will have to say that the smell is very nice and much better than other dry shampoos I have tried. 

$5
Madewell has collaborated with Birchbox this month to get them ready for spring with their new collection.  This Emery Board is just like any other but features Madewell's spring collection floral print.  

$10
I have never tried nail polish strips before, so I was very excited to get these in my Birchbox this month.  Though I am not very jazzed about the design, it will be a nice pattern to ring in Spring. These appliques apply very easily and have no dry time which is a great bonus for quick nail polish changes.  They also last for a super long time! I usually become very indecisive with my nail colors, so hopefully I will keep these on longer than 3 days like my usual nail polish. 

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