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August Birchbox Review – Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity gel August 18, 2011

Filed under: General — slagoon @ 11:48 am
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I’m overdue on my final two products, but they took more time to prepare. I didn’t want to try the Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity gel on a work day since I didn’t know how it would go. The product claims to defriz curls without leaving them crunchy.

I followed their “rake and shake” instructions where you start at the nape of your neck and apply a small amount of product by raking your hands through your hair then shaking it to get the curl reset. This is done in chunks until you’ve gotten all your hair.

I was at first super impressed – wow, it really did a nice job of enhancing my natural curls. Until it dried. I’m not sure where they got the “no crunch” from but my hair felt like straw once it was dry. The next day I brushed it out and it got better – but it still wasn’t great.

My overall impression is that I will not be purchasing this ever. I suppose I’ve had crunchier hair from other products, but I’d rather not have any crunch.

For those who want to give this a try, it is $16 for 6oz. You can get it at Birchbox:

http://www.birchbox.com/shop/august-box/ouidad-climate-control-heat-humidity-gel

 

August Birchbox – My Items August 11, 2011

Filed under: Makup — slagoon @ 4:29 am
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Yesterday night was one of those times when I was just COMPLETELY surprised! Last month my Birchbox arrived at the end of July, around the 20th. Everyone had already discussed each of the differences between the boxes and so I didn’t discuss mine since it was Old News at that point. This month I received mine on the 9th! Seriously the 9th – it wasn’t even expected to ship until the 10th. And No, I’m not complaining – I promise. So I got my BirchBox in last night, and quickly opened it up to show you my swag!

A lot of people expressed their disappointment with last month’s Cynthia Rowley picks – it was my first box, so I didn’t know better. I was saddened that I didn’t get the eyeliner – but still it was a reasonably nice set of items which I’ve tried each at least once.  This month I was really hoping for it to be cosmetics heavy since that’s why I signed up for it – past boxes had lots of them.

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