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Channing Presents…July Birchbox

It’s no secret that I’m pretty lame when it comes to photographing my subscription box. So I decided I would be super lazy and make a photo collage of what was in my Birchbox (with images from Birchbox.com) as brought to you by Channing Tatum in his Magic Mike costume. 

Yup. Still want that artsy unboxing picture? I didn’t think so 😏

Overall, I’d say this month was a win! I took a chance by not choosing the curated box or even a sample choice, but I completely forgot. 

Let’s talk about what’s inside:

Marcelle Xtension Plus Curl Mascara:

I love this mascara because it has a curved wand AND teeth. For the most part it combs and stretches lashes but you can see in my picture, it can also give them a tangled curl: 

Either way, you get lashes that stand out. Oh, and it removes easily when you want to take it off. 

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot:

I’m sorry did hell freeze over? Because this is the first time I actually like a perfume sample from Birchbox. I don’t think this company is connected to Harvey Prince. Harvey Prince is the stinky fragrance monopoly that ruins every Birchbox. This scent is technically a vanilla fragrance, but it also has notes of apricot and jackfruit. I’m not sure what jackfruit is but it smells pretty damn fine. Thumbs up👍🏻

MD Solar Sciences Mineral Creme SPF 50:

Ok, I’m not sure how this will work out with my skin, but I’m psyched that it has Titanium Dioxide and Zinc. I do NOT fare well with  chemical sunscreens that begin with the letter O, as in “O hell yes you will break out from using this.” Excited to try this, but no promises just yet. 

Dr. Brandt Pore Dermabrasion:

I have not tried this yet, but I have always wanted to try it. I assume it will help with surface texture, not unclogging. You need a leave-on BHA for that. It will probably give a nice polish to the little flakes around my nose. Oh, it actually retails for 58 bucks so there is no way in hell that I will buy it unless I had a ton of Birchbox points or Dr. Brandt decided to gift it to me. Is Dr. Brandt a real person? Does he/she read obscure blogs with just 100 followers? Prob not. 

Rene Furterer Karinga Hydrating Styling Creme: 

This is a silicone free styling creme to smooth out frizz, static, and dryness. It’s not strong enough to use on its own, but it is a great finishing product. And the smell! It smells like the beach ❤️

Makes me think of Channing on the beach

Hello again! 😍

Till next time…

Smooches! 💋


Marcelle Micellar Water

Life is about getting by with doing the least amount of work possible. Hold up. That’s pretty much the most uninspiring speech ever. I might have to reconsider my future life coach goals. How about this: An ideal skincare plan is minimal effort with maximum results. Ok, better. 

I present to you a mirical elixir for lazy girls everywhere:

 Marcelle Micellar Water


*Photo from Birchbox.com

I’ve done a blurb on this type of product before when I covered Simple’s version. That brand broke me out, and most other “waters” have fragrance. Thumbs way down for that 👎. However, after hearing good things about Marcelle’s version I decided to cash-in some Birchbox points and give it a ago.


  • Minimal ingredients is salicylic acid for exfoliating. 
  • Fragrance free
  • Removes face and eye makeup
  • Retails for 20.00 at Birchbox (you can use points though, so I got mine practically for free). 

I’ve been using at this every night for a week with zero breakouts. It makes my skin feel so soft.  I make sure to take care of it with deeper sonic cleansing in the morning. I no longer use my Clinique sonic brush twice a day, but my skin is cool with just once. 

The only problem is that I’m going though my bottle pretty fast. I love using it so I think I’m over-using it if that is even possible. This stuff is so refreshing it is perfect for a quick lazy cleanse at the end of the night, or freshening up during the day before you reapply makeup. I’m using this often like a constant water fountain of glorious laziness. The good thing is that there are alwaysmore birchbox   points to cash-in. 

If you are a lazy girl (or guy) looking to cleanse your skin without scrubbing or fussing, this is perfect for you. 

Till next time…Smooches! ❤️

*Still there? I initially wrote this post because I couldn’t sleep. Now, I’m tired and drowsy and quite possibly writing this post in my sleep. Please excuse any ramblings. .