Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Birchbox November 2013

Rating: Like It!!!
Cost: $10/month

I received my November Birchbox yesterday and this month's theme was More Good. More thanks, more giving, more thoughtfulness, more samples, and of course more pumpkin pie and stuffing. I had checked out the Birchbox spoiler video to see what types of products would be in this month's box and was very excited to see what I was getting. I was hoping for chocolate (especially the chocolate covered pretzels) and Tocca hand cream.

Here's what I received:

The first item was Color Club Nail Polish in Top Shelf. This was a very nice neutral color with a bit of shimmer, that will be perfect for the holidays! I've received Color Club nail polish in a previous Birchbox and was pleased with it. It went on smooth and dried quickly, which I love.

The next item was my favorite in the box! Pop Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Flowering Fuchsia looked so bright and a bit scary in the tube, but was subtle and very pretty on. I really liked the applicator, which is much easier than trying to apply the lip gloss through a hole in the top of the tube. Also, I think this is a full size product, but I'm not positive. If not, it's a very generous sample size, which I love! The best part of this lip gloss is the minty, tingly feeling when you put it on. That's my favorite!!!

The next item was my least favorite of my box. Tiossan Body Cream in Femme was a very small sample that is only one application. The scent was definitely not for me, slightly perfumey, but also woodsy. It's hard to explain, but I wasn't a fan. The cream sank in nicely and made my skin soft, but I wouldn't buy this scent. I was hoping the Tocca hand cream would be in my box and this just didn't compare, unfortunately.

Another item included was Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator. You could feel the grainy texture as you smoothed this on your face, so I knew it would be a great exfoliator. I didn't see any miracle happen after one application, but I'm looking forward to trying this a few more times to see what I think of it. The sample size was generous, so I will know if it's something I want to purchase.

The last item included in my box was the lifestyle extra Ahmad Tea London assorted teas. I received Raspberry Indulgence Black Tea, English Black Tea, and Jasmine Green Tea. I tried the Raspberry Indulgence already and enjoyed it. It's not too sweet and fruity, just a hint of raspberry, which I prefer. I can't wait to try the other flavors. Though I didn't receive the chocolate covered pretzels as I had hoped, I do enjoy tea, so I was not disappointed by this treat.

All in all this box wasn't one of my favorites, but I do enjoy being able to sample these products before deciding to buy them. Besides the tea, I don't think I would have picked out any of these products for myself, so it's nice trying something different, even if I don't end up liking them.

What'd you get in your Birchbox this month? And if you're not subscribing, why not??? Sign up here today for only $10/month.

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