Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Birch Bloggers Benefit Gimme Brow Review

Being a Birch Blogger, I get the opportunity to try and review new products. When I saw Birchbox was offering a few Birch Bloggers to review Benefit's Gimme Brow, I knew I had to try to get my hands on it. Benefit has been one of my favorite brands for a long time (my favorite being the classic Benetint).

Lately, I've been really into natural looking brows. Nothing too bushy, but also nothing that is super high arched. After having my eyebrows over plucked/waxed, I've decided to let them grow out and just do a little clean up for those stray hairs. 

Typically, I use a pencil to fill in those sparse areas and brush them out with a spooly to make them look a little more natural. That, however, can be time consuming in my morning rush. So I was very excited to use an all in one product!

I chose medium/deep color. I am naturally a brunette, and I prefer a darker looking brow. 

It works kind of like a fiber mascara. It sticks to skin and brows creating hair and making existing hairs look fuller. The tapered brush is really easy to use. It allows you to define with the tip and fill in with the fuller part of the brush. I was able to create a really natural look with one step. The look is buildable too, so you can create a really stand out brow if you want too as well. I noticed that is stayed put until the end of the day. My sister was even impressed my how much my brows had "grown back".

After a few uses I really fell in love. It's easy and natural looking and will probably take the place of my pencil. It's also a good for those who are tired of the super thin, high arched brow (or those who has an oopsie with the tweezers).

Monday, December 2, 2013

Gifts for the Girls

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I certainly did! I spent
my vacation in lovely, freezing cold DC.

However, I did make it home in time for Black Friday shopping with
my mama. This has become a ritual for us to make it to Macy's/Lakeside
Mall and do tons of our shopping. We love our Macy's shopping!
While there we found some great gifts and gift ideas for all our gal pals.
These ideas are a little bit of lux without breaking the bank. I'd love to
know what some of your go to gifts are for the holiday season.


1. Kate Spade Wickford Monogram Mug, $15
2. Coach Poppy Eau de Parfum Rollerball, $22
3. Teavana Holiday Favorites Tea Gift Set, $35
4. Bath and Body Works 14.5 oz 3 wick candle, $9 (code HAPPYMONDAY)
5. Julep Mrs. Claus, $9.99