Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Blush Mystery Beauty Box: February 2014

Sweet Photo Skills of Jzim

For each product you will see my own opinion and underneath that you will see "Reasons to Bitch." Reasons to Bitch is all inspired from what others are bitching about on message boards.

Bioxidea Miracle 48: Excellence Gold- With extreme hesitation I tried this expensive gummy-like facial mask and I only lasted for 5 minutes with it on. Face masks in general scare me, due to a fairly severe allergic reaction that I had to one in high school. Also noteworthy, my skin is very sensitive, so my review my not be the most helpful. After 5 minutes of use, my cheeks slightly started to burn and I removed the mask. My skin felt tighter, semi-soft and dry. For extra measure, I took a Benadryl to curb any possible side-effect that may develop. I like the idea of facial masks, but ultimately they scare me, harm my skin and waste my time. 

Reasons to Bitch
  • "$25 dollars for a one-time use mask, what am I made out of...money?"
  • "I was highly allergic to this face mask and now I have to wear a ski mask until it gets better.  
  • "I felt like I had cold lunch meet on my face, due to the jelly like texture of the mask. Eee."

NYX: Are You Depreyeved of Long and Full Lashes Mascara Serum: Jet Black- How basic can one mascara be...look no further, NYX has that answer. This is nothing more than a "beginner" mascara and it does nothing for my lashes.

Reasons to Bitch
  • "Why, oh why can't we ever receive any other color than black?"
  • "I am drowning in mascara and wonder why makeup subs keep sending them."
NCLA Nail Wraps- Pizzo- If these worked well, I'd be all about them, but they don't. They are no better than taping on fancy wrapping paper to your nails. Sadly for NCLA, their competitors know how to make a nail wrap, leaving their product with much to be desired.

Reasons to Bitch
  • "I didn't sign up to receive cheap nail stickers!"
  • "With these sweet nails, I will absolutely land me that dream job that I wanted...as a stripper."
Klorane: Dry Shampoo with Nettle- Klorane is an excellent brand which keeps producing incredible products. This Dry Shampoo has a refreshing mint scent that refreshes and revitalizes your hair, without weighing it down. Beautiful.

Reasons to Bitch
  • "Well this will go into my 'Things to bring to a desert island' bag." Blush, I  actually wash my hair.
  • "This leaves a filmy, white residue on my hair...because I use way too much of it and spray too close to my head.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil- As much as I'd like to join the "cult following," of DHC, it just isn't going to happen. Oil cleansers are often the cause of future breakouts, and that is the antithesis of my skin care regimen.

Reasons to Bitch
  • "Isn't this an old person makeup remover? I mean, you can order it from a catalog."
  • "How old school is this packaging? I mean, DHC, did you give up after your first lame product design?"
Elizabeth Arden: Untold Eau de Parfum- Horrible bottle design. The last time this style of bottle was on trend, the Golden Girls were new to television. The scent is a mixture of 'old lady and intrigue' and who knew that would smell so good. Golden Girls & Bitchbox approved.

Reasons to Bitch
  • "This perfume didn't come with a little spritzer and my fine motor skills are still developing."
  • "I cannot stand when subs send me perfume samples, I can get those for free. Unsubscribe."
VBEAUTE: Rub Off Gentle Facial Exfoliator- Rub off exfoliators are rapidly gaining popularity in the skin care realm due to the immediate visible results. As off putting as seeing your dead skin cells clump together and roll off your face, I can't deny the overall satisfaction and results of the product.

Reasons to Bitch
  • "If I wanted to remove the first layer of my skin, I'd get a chemical peel."
  • "I don't enjoy having a glue-like substance, cling to my facial hair, making me look like I have a skin disease."
Jonathan: Finish Control High Shine Flexible Hairspray (Bonus Gift)- Amazing. I haven't been more satisfied with a hairspray than I am with this one. I think the packaging needs updated, but the product itself is great. The hold, texture and scent is light and airy. A+ 

Reasons to Bitch
  • "I wanted a different 'free gift.' Ugh I have all the worst luck."
  • "Aerosol destroys the ozone layer. Do you actually think that I want that on my consequence?"
Grade: B+