Sunday, September 25, 2011

September 2011 Birchbox

So, I am currently testing out the products that came in my Birchbox for September.  Can't wait to share my review of each product with all of you!

Included in my Birchbox this month:
Blinc Mascara
Harvey Prince fragrance Eau Flirt - Lavender Pumpkin
Incoco Nail Polish Applique
Jouer Lip Enhancer
Lash Card
Birchbox Friendship Bracelet (a cute little extra!)

Up first will be my review of the Blinc mascara, stay tuned!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Trader Joe's Honey Mango Moisturizing Cream Shave [review]

I just tried this shave cream at the recommendation of a coworker.  Shaving cream isn't one of those things that I love to buy and I often will just use hair conditioner as an aid when shaving.  Nonetheless, when I was at Trader Joe's the other day, the fact that this shave cream was honey mango scented caught my attention.  The price will vary most likely from store to store, but you can get this shave cream for pretty cheap!  I think I picked mine up from my local store for $3.99.  I was sold!

  • reasonably priced, probably varies from store to store
  • lightly scented, not overpowering
  • moisturizing
  • allowed for a smooth/close shave, my razor moved along easily
  • contains aloe vera and vitamin E (great for the skin!)
  • vegetarian, cruelty free and paraben free
  • I don't like bottles that are designed like this in the shower.  Water collects in the cap and it gets all gross after awhile.  If this was an upright container, that would be awesome.
  • Hard to acquire for people that don't live near a Trader Joe's, expensive if you have to order it online.
Overall, I am glad that I purchased this.  I can see myself purchasing it again and I definitely would if they redesigned the bottle so that water can't collect in the cap if you keep it in the shower.  I love that it has aloe vera and vitamin E in it, these are wonderful for the skin.  Definitely give this a try if your skin is upset with you after all of the Summer-time shaving you have put it through!