ICYMI: I moved to NYC!
Moving to the city has opened me up to a world of possibilities, both within the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blogosphere and outside of it! I can't wait to start blogging more now that I'm done with school, and I can't wait to take you all on the fabulous ride that my life has been as of late. It has seriously been everything I dreamed of and more, and it's only just the beginning.
This past week I was able to meet up with some fellow bloggers in SoHo for dinner, and of course the idea for a blog collaboration was born over drinks and bottomless guac. We decided to meet up at the Birchbox SoHo store to create our own beauty boxes at their DIY counter, which was seriously way too much fun and I can't wait to go back and do it again soon.
Morgan, Danie and I all met up with the goal of creating a Birchbox unique to our own beauty needs and desires, and we all found the perfect samples to try out for our varying skin and hair types. There were soooo many options to choose from that it was hard to walk away with only 5 items! Here's what I finally settled on:
Briogeo Curl Charisma: This curl defining cream was just what I needed to combat NYC's humid air -- I'm SO happy that I was able to test it out in my Birchbox! It's packed full of yummy things like amino acids and avocado, and it doesn't weigh my hair down at all. It's the perfect finishing touch after washing my hair for perfectly bouncy curls all day long.
Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist: This product is probably my fave from all of the items I picked out, and I'm DEFINITELY going to pick up the full size. It's a three-in-one mist that sets makeup with a beautiful matte finish, controls oil, and protects your skin from the sun! This is a must for my commute to and from work on the subway.
Model Co Party Proof Matte Lipstick: This lipstick is PERFECT for easy summer beauty looks. I picked a full-sized tube of their "Get Naked" shade and I absolutely love it. It's the perfect neutral tone and dries to a sleek matte finish without getting cakey or too dry.
Coola Sport Classic Sunscreen: Summer is here and I am SO bad about using sunscreen. I hardly ever burn since I'm part African American, but sometimes I spend a little toooo much time outside and I regret everything. This fresh mango scented lotion is perfect for protecting my face at the beach, and the tropical scent actually makes me want to use it!
Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme: I'm all about floral scents for spring and summer, and this light scent gives me the perfect flirty undertones without being too girly. It only takes a small amount to wake me up and bring me back to my A game.
Be sure to head to Morgan and Danie's blogs to see what they picked out for themselves, and comment below with what you're most excited to try!
If you're located in the NYC area, be sure to stop by the SoHo store to create your very own Birchbox! If not, enter our giveaway below to win their most popular set that comes with all of the amazing items pictured below -- the box itself is valued at $26, but the individual products are worth a lot more than that on their own!
Be sure to enter this week!
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