Hi, it's Diana, Nathalie's BFF and a new contributor to WoahStyle's Beauty Section. If you're wondering what I'm doing here, you can read Nathalie's intro and my first post here.
A few weeks ago, Nathalie told me that she was going to interview someone named Tati, who was launching her own line of cosmetics. Don't get mad, but I totally didn't know who she was. I don't spend a lot of time on YouTube, and when I do, it's mostly to watch cat videos. When Nathalie asked me to review Tati's new Guest Editor Birchbox, I thought it'd be a good idea because I'm impartial. Impartiality is super important when reviewing things. Here, I'll share an example. I have a friend who loves Madonna. He loves her so much that every online username he had in university had some variation of her name in it. Every time one of her new albums comes out, he'll talk about how it's the best one she's released to date. And he'll backup all of her questionable actions - including that kiss with Drake. My point is, idols can sometimes cloud judgement, so it's always good to have someone around to keep it real. Let's be honest, that Drake/Madonna kiss was hella weird.
BIRCHBOX X GLAMLIFEGURU GUEST EDITOR BOX (WITH TATI WESTBROOK)
- EMBRYOLISSE LAIT CREME CONCENTRATE
SAMPLE SIZE: 5ML
A lot of people love this. I could take it or leave it. It says that it's a multi-purpose product that removes make up, works as a repairing mask, as an after shave cream and it's sensitive enough for babies. I used it the other day to remove my make up and it did an awful job. Most of my make up stayed on after trying to wipe it away with a cotton pad, and it made it harder to take off. I had to use an eye make up remover, a cleansing wipe, and wash my face TWICE to get all of my make up off. I usually don't have to do that. However, I do think it would make a good repairing mask for those who don't have sensitive skin. I don't break out often, and when I do, it's usually after using a product that disagrees with my skin. I broke out a day after using this.
- LIVING PROOF PERFECT DAY (PHD) DRY SHAMPOO
SAMPLE SIZE: 92ML
Oh yes please, I'll take some more. Leaves your hair looking and feeling clean without an overpowering scent. I find some dry shampoos leave hair feeling really dry, this definitely didn't. My hair passed as freshly washed too, which isn't always the case when I use an inferior dry shampoo. Would absolutely buy the full-sized version of this.
- LOC ONE & DONE SHADOW STICK - DAY TRIP
SAMPLE SIZE: 0.05OZ
Tati's known for being a make up guru and her foray into her own make up line is impressive if I was to judge it on this one item. Beautiful colour pay off, didn't crease or smear throughout the day, no touch ups necessary.
- THEBALM COSMETICS FRATBOY BLUSH/SHADOW
SAMPLE SIZE: 3.5OZ
Would look fabulous on ladies with lighter skin tones. Did nothing for my medium complexion. Lasting power hard to judge because it just didn't show up on my skin.
- SKYN ICELAND HYDRO COOL FIRMING EYE GELS
SAMPLE SIZE: 0.11OZ
I actually love this brand. I've used their moisturizers in the past and they're great. I hated this. I read online reviews on this product and I don't understand how people rave about it. Maybe I got a defective sample? I followed instructions and left it on for 10 minutes. As I tried to take the pads off my undereye area, it pulled at the fragile skin! Also, I found that my undereye area didn't feel refreshed at all, I would go as far to say as they felt a little dry. Very disappointed.