This is from November 2020, which is not remotely on time on my end but I've had a full day of doctor's appointments and I just can't get much out this week. I feel like I'm full of excuses but I've got a new computer on the way so maybe things will be easier when I'm not precariously balancing my laptop on a pile of paper on my desk. I obviously have to clean.
I accidentally downloaded a podcast based in Limerick, Ireland. Since I'm home all day with this pandemic, I've been playing it and I know the most random things about Limerick now. It's a news podcast I guess from one of their stations. Apparently there was a massive street party that might have involved students from University of Limerick (or Limerick University?) plus younger kids. It's been the leading story for the past three episodes. The only reason I mention it, it's like a local (for Limerick) version of Talk of the Nation, which was one of my favorite NPR shows. It was canceled and replaced with Here and Now on my local NPR. Which like, it's fine...but I still miss Talk of the Nation.
This is the November 2020 beauty box from Macy's. The theme was "Post Workout Wonders" and featured minimalist type touch ups and skin fixes.
The other two items are the perfume/cologne.
One is the Jean Paul Gaultier "Le Male" which looks like the top part of a male mannequin in the full size version. The full size price is $75-120, depending on which size option you choose. The notes from this are really unique: mint, lavender, and vanilla. It's supposed to evoke shaving soap with vanilla undertones.
The other option was Mugler's Angel Eau Croisière II. Which is not available anymore on Macy's, although other Mugler angel perfumes are. The notes are more tropical. I'm not sure if I kept this or not, but I think I might have because the spray bottle was red and not clear like they normally are.
The last item was from Strivectin. It's their four step reset program. This is actually the second sample of this I have, so I can try it for a bit longer. I don't actually have any other products from Strivectin (other than this) so I'm happy to give it a whirl. This system is meant to go over four weeks (each bottle being a different week). It costs around $140. The set is meant to rejuvenate fatigued skin.
Week one seems to be focused on hydrating, week two on plumping, week three on radiance, and week four on more plumping. Used day and night (AM and PM). Obviously, everyone's experience will differ for skin products but I'm still keen to give it a whirl. Ah, eventually.
Overall, this box was a lovely little thing. Sometimes Macy's has issues but I've really lucked out with them, so I hope this continues. It's my favorite little beauty sample box.