This week I’m sporting Color Club’s “Peace Out Purple” from my Birchbox. So obsessed with this color!!! However, it is a little streaky without two coats and takes a while to dry (had a few mess ups!). I’m also thinking it might look awesome with some orange tips…perhaps that’ll happen later on in the week…
Hi, friends! I’m Tricia, and it’s very exciting to be a guest blogger on Masters of Fashion. I am not getting a Master’s degree in fashion (far from it…I recently finished my Master’s degree in international public health), but I have known Tiffa since I was a wee one and lived with her past year. This relationship has instilled upon me the confidence to wear whatever I want, and a desire to avoid looking aesthetically insulting. In my spare time, I run http://stickersanddonuts.com/ and collect pictures of sad animals here: http://humiliatedanimals.tumblr.com/. I also make hair accessories for my etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/anandamides), a project that’s currently on hold because I unexpectedly moved across the country a couple of weeks ago! For those of you who have a short chipmunk attention span like me, this is a brief summary of myself:
- My teal moscot glasses
- Trader joe’s dark chocolate salted caramel bars
- My banjolele
- Metal riffs and loud music
- Stirrup leggings
- Fabric print with colored brush strokes and streaks/tiger strips of white slashed through the print. You know what I’m talking about.
- Flip flops
- The person who stole my new iPod touch last week.
The picture above is from THREE weekends ago-my first weekend back in Baltimore after doing fieldwork in Vietnam and being unemployed in California. Despite my heightened ability to handle cold weather from years spent living in Illinois and upstate New York, I was still extra sensitive to the “nice” weather in Baltimore. Thus, I met Tiffa and Marielle in Fells Point buttoned up in a navy Anthropologie/Cartonnier Easton Cropped Peacoat and knuckle tattoo mittens by Father Panik. These mittens are my favorite thing to wear in the winter, and having missed out on all the cold weather in Vietnam/California, I resolved to wear my mittens even if it was 70 degrees. The champagne-colored lace shorts are by Collective Concepts from Piperlime, which I wore over legging tights from H&M. My shoes are ASOS’ Aiden leather lace up brogue boots, which have unfortunately seen better days, and perhaps makes me like them more. So I can remain dark and moody despite the cheery Baltimore sun rays, I am hiding behind prescription Ray-Ban New Wayfarers. The scarf is from H&M, and the bag is from dubious origins in Vietnam.
Recently I signed up for BirchBox, and it seems like there’s a lot of curiosity around this concept. You pay $10 a month and every month you receive a selection of beauty product samples. Now, as a beauty products junkie, I was all about this. Mikahila signed up for a similar to concept, and so we thought we could compare the two!
I haven’t used some of the products yet, but here are my initials thoughts:
Tea Forte: Since I don’t drink coffee, I do enjoy tea, so I’m pretty excited about getting the tea samples! Also, they’re supposed to be good for your skin. The flavors sound delicious as well, cucumber mint, cherry marzipan, and honey yuzu.
AHAVA Moisturizer: Apparently this has Dead Sea Minerals. It feels and smells like a normal lotion. My hands have been dry though, so it’s nice to have a small travel lotion to keep in my purse.
Annick Goutal’s L’eau D’Hadrian: This scent isn’t for me, it’s too old smelling. I like something lighter, also there’s not a lot of depth to scent. It’s pretty much one note.
OROFLU DO: I believe this is a hair serum, but there wasn’t a lot of information about this product. It does smell wonderful though, I can’t quite describe it (apparently it’s vanilla amber), it just smells nice. I’ve tried this once, and it took a little frizz out of my hair, so I guess it works!
Jouer Moisture Tint: Haven’t tried this, but I’m pretty happy with the MAC Mineral Foundation, so I’m not sure if I will be giving this one a shot any time soon.
Color Club’s Peace Out Purple: Pretty psyched about this sample, as I love the color in the bottle!! Can’t wait to try it out, will probably use it next week, so will let you know what I think!!
Overall, I’m pretty happy with this Birchbox, and I will be using most of the samples throughout the month, and we’ll see if this leads to any buying decisions. I’m still debating if it’s worth my $10 a month, for now, I’m content, but we’ll see as the months continue.