I currently subscribe to ipsy, and in the past, I received Birchbox as well. Overall I am really pleased with what has been sent to me that I have tried out. One product, however, has left me scratching my head…
I received BLAQ ‘meteor shower’ body scrub in one of these subscription beauty boxes a few months ago. I will be the first to admit that I sometimes take a while to try things out when I get the items, so I am not entirely sure which service this product came from.
When I first looked at the product I thought it was one of the coolest things I had ever seen. Made from real meteorites!! Holy cow! I am holding space stuff in my very own Earth hand!! This is so neat!!!!!!
I had read the directions before I tried to use this far-out gunk from the beyond so I felt pretty confident in what to expect. It feels a little like that kinetic sand stuff which is so fun to squish and squelch.
Once I attempted to attain a groovy, meteorific glow I realized it was much more difficult to achieve. Now, I don’t know if it was because it sat around for who knows how long before I tried it (at least a couple months) or if it is the most radical stuff on Earth, but it was out-of-this-world interesting. And that is putting it mildly.
I followed the directions. I rubbed it onto my skin in gentle circular motions. I stuck my skin under the shower water for a minute. and another minute. and another minute.
You guys – It. Does. Not. Come. Off. Like, really really really doesn’t come off. Perhaps the secret to the glowing and radiant success is how hard you have to rub your skin to sort of make it look like you didn’t fall into a tar pit.
It was everywhere. I couldn’t get clean. The shower couldn’t get clean. Even after a thorough scrubbing, with more body wash and soap, I don’t feel clean. I don’t look clean. I look like I am bruised and I feel sticky.
I don’t even get this dirty-looking after a week of camping. And this was as clean as I could make myself. Oh boy.
Although, on further inspection, I do have a bit of meteor glow to me!! The problem is that I am neither a tin man nor space alien and being silver doesn’t blend in.
I do recommend this product as a party trick! It was fun, and the concept is neat-o, but unless I am using wrong it won’t make you clean!! I will give them their claim of ‘ethereal glow’ because you will look like you are not from this planet and took a trip down here from outer space. There is also some shimmer left after all is said and done.
To be honest, this is the second time I tried it with the same outcome. I had to share the results with pictures because the first time I thought maybe it was a fluke or this was too amusing to keep to myself. 🙂
*Update – I am still a nice shade of grey the next morning. 😉