The Cost: $100/ea
What You Get: All the things!
Buji Baja With Love From EuroStar Lavender Rib Scarf- This is my color. Totally my color. I tend to waffle around with wearing scarves. Here in Seattle, it's mainly the rain that gets you and a scarf doesn't help with that. However, with our possible upcoming move to Colorado (omgsonervousstillwaitingtofindoutifhegetstheoffer), I'm probably going to be very happy to have this since they actually get snow and we don't.
That being said the retail value also seems a little far fetched. Especially when I think this is a brand created by Popsugar. Would I pay $41 for it? Absolutely not. But you bet your boots I'm using it because I have it!
They're very comfortable on the ears, Lots of puffy goodness. What remains to be seen is longevity. There were some reviews on Amazon that suggested they didn't last long.
The cord is woven and has controls that are useable if you have an Apple product. I don't. I have a Samsung Galaxy and they don't work. Kiiiinda bummed that I can't control the volume from the headset. Otherwise, I'm adorable in these. Haha!
Lancer Skincare Dani Glowing Skin Perfector- I like Lancer skincare and have used some of their products in the past. Here's the blurb:
An innovative illuminating skin finisher and treatment that revitalizes, brightens, and perfects all skin tones in one step. This lightweight cream harnesses the superior youth-building properties of Asian botanicals to help firm aging skin, diffuse imperfections and blur pore visibility for a smoother, visibly lifted effect. Micro-fine, light-catching mineral highlighters delicately disperse over imperfections and enhance skin’s natural radiance. The result is a lit-from-within glow with a distinctively younger look.
This can be used after your moisturizer and SPF to give your skin a glow. You can also just use it as a highlighter. Or mix a drop with your regular foundation. You're supposed to use it on your face, neck and chest. I'm kind of waffling on using it because I try not to get too glowy. And for me, maybe it's my age, I don't know, but I feel like highlighters/illuminizers makes my skin look older. Like my skin is plasticky. Does that even make sense? You know how skin can get when someone has had a facelift? Like that. So I'm suuuuper minimal about it.
However this is different so maybe I should give it a chance. I'd never buy this on my own so this is my chance.
Thrive Causemetics Triple Threat Color Stick in "Joy"- It's kind of funny they put this in AND the Lancer product. They're not the exact same thing but they're close. I have to laugh at myself right now because the information card says that this has a built-in brush for blending and sculpting and I had no clue. So it's not shown. It explains why I could not get the product to twist up for the longest time. I was trying to twist it up with the lid that covers the brush. Haha!
Anyway, Joy is a rose gold shimmer. It's designed for your lips, cheeks and body. They have some tips for use on their website:
Hint of Color
Apply color to the hollows of your cheeks to add a subtle flush.
Apply color to the apples of your cheeks. (Smile to find them!)
Use damp fingertips to lightly tap color onto your cheeks or lips.
Sweep Joy (Rose Gold) onto your cheekbones and/or the bridge of your nose.
Dot Joy (Rose Gold) on the center of your bottom lip to create a fuller-looking pout.
It looks like Joy is different than the others because it's recommended for use as a highlighter. I tried this on my lips and I was not impressed at all. My lips dried up instantly.
I'll play with this as a bronzer/highlighter and see what I think. Based on my luck with highlighters, I might continue to be unimpressed.
VERDICT: I'm wearing my headphones right now and loving it. As I mentioned, the fur pom is already on my keychain. The scarf couldn't be a more perfect color and its soft, snuggly and comfy. While I'm not a fan of the notebook, it's giftable. I'm not sure about the Thrive but I'll give it a chance. That's what these boxes are for! The Lancer... /sigh. It would make such an excellent gift to my mom but I secretly do want to try it. I bet she'd let me if I asked... But I'm not paying $95 if I like it! Hm. Swaps.
I've always found that the Limited Edition boxes have come out with more things I like than things I don't. Considering I needed a good pair of headphones, anyway, it was absolutely worth it.
While you can't purchase this box any longer (it's sold out), there will be a Winter 2016 box coming up if you keep your eye out. Until then you can tide yourself over with the regular monthly box, if you choose. I love them! Get $5 off with code MUSTHAVE5. That's only for the regular box.
What did you think of this box? Too weird to have two highlighting products? Someone please tell me I'm not the only one obsessed with that puff! :D
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