Product Review:
NYC New York Color Sun ‘n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder + February Birchbox


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I hope you all had a fabulously relaxing weekend! Aside from missing out on Miami due to yet another fainting episode, mine was actually pretty good (considering). Got tons done, caught up with stranger friends, and recharged. Plus, I booked 3 modeling assignments, finished up some reading homework, and (against doctor’s orders) ran a mile. Winning! Equally as exciting, I received a special package from Influenster last week, complete with NYC New York Color Sun ‘n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder. I’ve been testing it out for the past 7 days and felt compelled to share my review.

 

 

 

As a Florida girl, we have a reputation of a certain bronzeness to uphold, so I’ll never turn down any form of color enhancement. During my one week testing period, I’ve determined that this stuff rocks.NYC New York Color Sun ‘n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder combines the best shades of tint for a completely dimensional sun-kissed look… for $4.99. Really!? I love MAC, and it’s been my go-to bronzer for forever… but NYC New York Color Sun ‘n’ Bronze is a close rival for less than a quarter of the cost, not to mention it has increased availability and prettier packaging (marketing is everything, y’all).

 

 

In case you can’t tell, I’m trying this whole new “no makeup” look. I figure… it’s significantly less effort and a much more mature style (I am 24, you know). Plus, Victoria Secret angels don’t have heavy makeup on during their beach photoshoots… right? Regardless, the point is that NYC New York Color Sun ‘n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder provides a fabulously sexy tan, even without a face full of makeup. It’s natural looking, inexpensive, and one of my new favorite cosmetics.

 

I think Birchbox has a radar for when I’m unhappy. I’ve been seriously considering cancelling my subscription due to several disappointing boxes in a row, and all of a sudden they send me a pleasant surprise. Great products, nice-sized samples, and chocolate all in one. Congrats, you bought yourself another month, Birchbox!
1. Juicy CoutureCouture La La: Pleasant new scent from Juicy! It’s a fruity flower concoction, perfect for work or any daytime affair. Like it. Full-Size, $19-90.
2. Secret Agent Beauty Secret Lip Affair: Gorgeous lip plumper infused with vitamin E. I’ll be purchasing this in the full-size ($16). Worth it.
3. TIGI Rockaholic Fun Times Flexible Hairspray: This nonsticky hairspray from TIGI leaves a natural-looking finish. I like it, but I’m still a bigger fan of Moroccan Oil. Full-size, $20.50.
4. Twistband Thick Headband: These soft elastic headbands keep hair out of your face without creasing, which is fabulous. However, in my opinion, they don’t last very long. After a few uses, the color fades and the fabric starts to tether. Like them, but I’m not sold. Set of 6, $19.
5. Ghiradelli Milk & Caramel Square: Who doesn’t love these? Delicious. I’m not sure why this was in my Birchbox, though. Whatever, I’ll take it.

 

My main issue in the past has been too many foil packets and pathetically-sized samples. These are products that I’ll actually use.. and there’s enough substance to actually test! (except for the Ghiradelli Square…I ate that in about 5 seconds). I’ve decided that I’m still going to start my subscription to Ipsy; however, I’m keeping Birchbox for extra product exposure.



Now for a fabulous week filled with golf tournament planning, doctor appointments, and play dates. This may be my first full week back (nevermind my episode on Friday– fingers crossed!), so I’m hoping I’m not in over my head… because I also committed to several modeling projects within the next week alone. Also, I may get a kitten. I’ll keep you posted!

 

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42 thoughts on “Product Review:
NYC New York Color Sun ‘n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder + February Birchbox

  1. wide open spaces

    Wow you have a lot going on! Fainting episode? Hope everything is ok? The no makeup look is gorgeous 🙂 You will nail the modeling gigs! Have a great week and don't make too many commitments! Good health is priority!
    XO

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    1. [email protected] Post author

      Blahh, things are okay; I think I just over-exhausted myself last week, and my body collapsed. I feel great after the weekend, though 🙂 and thank you, love! I'm taking it easy, I promise. Have a wonderful week and a FABULOUS anniversary!

      xo

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    1. [email protected] Post author

      Give it time! I didn't receive any VoxBoxes for the first few months, then they just randomly started sending me every one. I love Influenster, though, so be patient! And BirchBox is hit or miss… I can't say that I love it or hate it. Worth a try, though! Have a wonderful week 🙂

      xo,
      Steph

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  2. 2justByou

    The no makeup look is great for summer, and – YES – beaches! But it also works for every day wear too. =0)
    I just signed up for Birchbox last week!!! I used to have a beauty box subscription (before I became a mommy), and I've missed it. Besides, it's always nice to get something fabulous in the mail, isn't it?
    I like your advice. What's with all the loser boyfriends these days? Some guys just need to grow up and be MEN!
    Hope our Monday is a great one,
    Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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    1. [email protected] Post author

      I LOVE getting things in the mail. I'm such a kid in that sense… it's like Christmas! 🙂 And I know! Loser boyfriends need to just disappear, or else I'll be single for a reallyyyy long time. Hope you have a wonderful week, lady!

      xo,
      Steph

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    1. [email protected] Post author

      It's so true… you can't live in Florida and be completely pale, which is unfortunate because I'm Polish. It's tough, so bronzer is an essential product for me! Of course 🙂 So glad you stopped by!

      xo,
      Steph

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    1. [email protected] Post author

      NYC and MAC are my absolute favorites, but NYC is substantially cheaper. And you should give Birchbox, Ipsy (Glam Bag), or GlossyBox a try… I've heard GlossyBox is the best, but it's also the most expensive. I love getting these in the mail, though; seriously feels like Christmas! Have a fabulous week!

      xo,
      Steph

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  3. Ashley Brooke

    Oh, that's actually a different bronzer than I was thinking of! If you want to pick up another, try NYC Sunny Bronzer in the round brown package. It's about $2.99, and it's a great light, matte bronzer when you're not super tan 🙂 I'll be sure to try this version too!

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  4. Sorta Southern Single Mom

    I have bronzing beads from The Body Shop that I've been using for years. They do give a nice healthy glow. I tend to wear less make up in the summer… finding a good tan is enough color that all I need is some mascara and lipgloss… and sunscreen 🙂

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    1. [email protected] Post author

      Yay, so glad! And TRUST ME, I understand. I'm Polish, and my natural color is the palest white you can imagine. Hence, quality bronzer is of the essence to keep from blinding people. Blah. Have a fabulous weekend!

      xo,
      Steph

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