February Birchbox – my love affair with Ruby Wing!

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Dood, the road to my heart is paved with nail polish – it just is.  Sometimes it’s the name as much as the color (see OPI Vampire State Building and China Glaze For Audrey), and sometimes it’s just pure, unadulterated color love.  What can I say?  I’ve worn nothing but black since the early nineties (reaching into my closets is a drag if you don’t know what you’re looking for) but I LIVE for color – in my jewelry, in my makeup, sometimes in my hair, and always on my nails.

So, goody number one in this month’s Birchbox was a retina-searing, super bright hot pink Ruby Wing polish called Kitten Heels.  As if this cracktacular Barbie shade wasn’t cool enough already, it CHANGES COLORS.  That’s right – hyper-color-esque polish that turns red in sunlight.  Add to that the fact that this stuff wore like IRON and I. DIE.  I’ve had it on my nails for a week and just swapped it to my toes.

Next up was Beauty Protector Protect and Oil – another product type that would easily make my top ten favorite things to sample is beauty oil.  This one is lightweight enough for fine and fuzzy hair like mine and smells great.  I like just a little dab worked in from about halfway down the hair to the ends for a little shine and defrizz action.

I also received a Coola BB cream – or rather, a slightly tinted SPF 30.  I have BB’s kinda coming outta my ears at the moment, so I haven’t actually slathered this on my face.  I have gotten quite a lot of these Coola products though in my sample bags, and I love the concept of natural sun protection.  Keep ’em coming, especially as we head into spring and summer.

Last were a couple of goodies from Smashbox, one of my tried and true favorite brands.  A trial size of the Full Exposure mascara to feed my ADD is super volumizing and I’m into it.  Love it!  And then there was a sample of ten of the shadows from one of their new palettes, half matte and half shimmer.  This was kind of a neat little touch.  I actually use a couple of their palettes in my work kit, and I love ’em, particularly for bridal.  This is one I’ve been eyeballing, so I’m all about it.

So this month was a win for all the subscription boxes.  Yay!  What’d you get?!

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