Monday, December 19, 2011

December Birchbox

 I am always VERY excited when my monthly Birchbox comes to me in the mail!! Because its always a SURPRISE!!! Filled with 4-5 deluxe samples that you wouldn't normally think to purchase or that you haven't yet heard of.
This month for December Birchbox, they decorated the box with a bunch of snowflakes. They usually include a postcard with a letter from the Birchbox Team and on the opposite side it lists what you received this month in your Birchbox; but this month it was made into this really pretty card with snowflakes everywhere..its still has same information as before just in a different form.

This month I recieved..
 1.) Atelier Cologne Ambre Nue- This is a Birchbox EXCLUSIVE..Fragrance won't debut till January. Spicy amber notes contrast with sweet hasmine and green mandarin. 
 2.)Benefit Cosmetics-The POREfessional- Camouflage visible pores with this velvety face primer.
3.) Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Birchbox Pink- Birchbox teamed up with one of their favorite brands to create this custom fuchsia shade.
4.) Nuxe-Huile Prodigieuse OR Multi-Usage Dry Oil Shimmer- You can apply it to your face and body to give skin a silken feel and subtle glow. You can also work a few drops into your hair for softness and shimmer. 
5.) PREP Showstoppers- Designer Fashion Tape
6.) RECHARGE EBOOST- Orange Natural Energy Booster- Bounce back post-party with this tangy citrus energy booster packed with a mega-dose of nutrients.

 Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Birchbox Pink swatch

 Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR Multi-Usage Dry Oil Shimmer swatch(this stuff smells amazing)

Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional

Have you Subscribed to Birchbox yet? You should!! Its totally worth it! When you receive your Birchbox you can go online to your Birchbox account and RATE each of the products you were sent..each rate is 10 points EVERY 100 points is 10$ off a purchase. SO the more points you build the up..the more money you DON'T have to spend. Birchbox Subscription!CLICK HERE!

Love & Lipstick, Alyssa

Friday, December 2, 2011

Revlon Multi Care Base+Top Coat

So I've been looking for a good yet affordable base coat, at first I saw OPI's Base coat which was .5 Fl oz. and cost about 8-9$. I wasn't really happy about spending that much on a base coat, so I looked around a bit more and noticed in Revlon's nail polish section they also had a nail care section. IT WAS MULTI CARE and for only 3-4 $ that is half the price of OPI's base coat, and this could be used as a base or top coat or BOTH. So I instantly had to have it, and since Revlon never never disappoints me, I felt it was money well spent. After using Revlon's Multi Care Base+ Top coat you let it dry of course but when I apply my nail polish over it..well lets just say my nail polish applies literally like a dream. AND I have less mess ups :) 
This is something you are going to want to check out for won't be disappointed!!

Love & Lipstick, Alyssa

MAC Black Friday Lipstick

The Black Knight yes this isn't exactly your every day wear kind of lipstick. It won't work with everything, it would be great for Halloween, Theatrical Make Up etc. But this lipstick is LIMITED EDITION and only comes out for Black Friday. So I really couldn't let this pass by, even though I don't yet have a good use for it.. It still will be a great edition to my make up collection. This Lipstick is 14.50$ and it is no longer being sold you can check out MAC Cosmetics here

Did you get the MAC Lipstick Black Friday?

Love & Lipstick, Alyssa

NOTD-Nail of the Day

My Nail for today was Butter London's Tart with A Heart and Zoya's Pandora. I love this nail look its girly and feminine but at the same time I find it fun and chic. The glitter polishes as always are a big pain to remove..but I have a little trick that works WONDERS! I'll do a post on that asap. Butter London polishes are 14$ and Zoya polishes are 8$ (if you click the brands name it will take you to the online stores you can purchase these nail polishes and more.

Love & Lipstick, Alyssa

NOTN-Nail Of The Night- Revlon Silver Screen

Let me just say I am a BIG fan of Revlon in general. This nail polish is Silver Screen you can get it at any of your local drugstores for about 4 to 5 $. I love this color, it applied very very well. I used about two coats, it would do good with one coat but i always put two coats for a just in case kind of thing.  Underneath Silver Screen I am wearing a Revlon Base Coat(which i will be putting up a review soon) and over top Silver Screen I appied Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat you can also get that at any Drugstore. 

This color is definitely a great color for this season because its metallic/color and also very sexy for a night out.

Whats your nail of the night? NOTN

Love & Lipstick, Alyssa