Friday, February 26, 2016

BirchBox - February 2016

Hello Again! It's BirchBox time! We have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the second box of our subscription. Here's a picture of what's inside:

BirchBox - February 2016

This box contains:

  • hey honey, Take it Off - This was the item we picked for the month. The hey honey brand is new to us, but the peel-off mask sounds like retro beauty fun!
  • Pop Beauty, lipstix -  Full size lipstick in Satin Rose shade and 'matte velvet' finish.
  • Klorane, Dry Shampoo - We are dry shampoo fans, and were happy to see a new brand in our BirchBox. However, this product leaves more white residue than any we have tried. FYI.
  • Juara, Candlenut Body Crème -  A silky smooth lotion with a light floral fragrance.
  • Revive, Cooling Cheek Tint - Our first cheek stain. The color compliments the Pop Beauty lipstick included in this month's BirchBox.

We discovered last month that you can earn points for completing BirchBox reviews. They currently equal $1 per review for a total of up to $5 per month to spend in the BirchBox store. Yay! Discounted make-up. Woo-whoo!

Stay tuned for more beauty reviews and next month's BirchBox reveal.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Gray Silver Locks

For anyone that has been surprised to see a gray hair peeking through their tresses, the silver gray hair trend may seem shocking. Why would anyone young want to dye their hair silver when those with gray hair spend so much time and effort to cover it up? The answer is that the color is striking on a youthful face, especially when paired with darker roots.

Celebrities have adopted this trend.

Left: Rihanna with gray hair. Right, Kylie Jenner leaning gray.

Gaga Gray: Lady Gaga sporting gray hair with darker roots.

Instagram models with gray hair will stop you mid-stream.

Gray hair curls. (original source unknown.)

Young model, gray hair, red lips

Rocking gray hair

We especially like the style with purple roots. If you are considering a gray hair transformation, know that this color comes with a lot of maintenance. The look isn't designed to let your grey streaks flow. It takes a lot of lightening on the ends, dark root upkeep, and specialized shampoos so that the color doesn't turn to a  brittle blonde hue. Heavier eye makeup and / or darker lips prevent an overall washed-out appearance.

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