Saturday, October 25, 2014

Birchbox October 2014

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

I received my October Birchbox last week. I couldn't wait to try everything I received this month. And I was actually excited about most of them. Also, this month I bought an add on item, so I'll be talking about that too. I wish I could have ordered both add-on items this month, but the bella j. candle sold out in record time and I wasn't able to get one.

And now onto the box.

As always, Birchbox includes an information card with details about the theme for the month and everything included in the box.

I love that Birchbox has been letting subscribers choose one item that they'll receive in their box. This month I chose the ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Kitty and I'm so happy I did. I've been searching for the perfect nude lipstick forever and this is it...seriously. This is just slightly darker than my natural lip shade, so it looks natural, but gives my lips a fuller, more even appearance. And my lips are already getting dry as we transition to fall's cooler weather, so this is a lifesaver for making my lips look nice.

The top of the container is clear so you can see the color of the lipstick. Love that!

I also received Beauty Blender plus deluxe solid cleanser. I was very excited to try this and wasn't sure if it was something I would actually use. I don't apply a whole lot of foundation, but I do use an under eye concealer, so I applied it with this and the shape and density of it made it so easy to apply. It looked flawless and I love that it came with cleanser, so I could clean the sponge after using it. This can be used to apply everything from sunscreen to foundation, and I'll probably continue to use it for under eye concealer, but may use it for other creams also.

The Camille Beckman Tuscan Honey Glycerine Hand Therapy is a nice hand cream. It felt thick enough for fall/winter weather and had a subtle and pleasant scent. The packaging was also very cute!

I was very excited to try the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner. You apply this to your face and wait until it turns blue (about 5-10 minutes) and then rinse. I'm not sure I saw a big difference after one application, but I will continue to use this. 

The final sample I received was the Sage + Fasten Onward Eau de Parfum. I am not a fan of perfume, as I've probably said a million times already, but for some reason I love roller ball scents. I don't know what it is about them, but they seem so much easier and are usually lighter scents that don't give me a headache. This has a light citrus scent that I really liked. It's grapefruit, green apple, and lemon. When I noticed this was a roller ball, it was the first thing I tried. I put it on immediately after opening my box. 

The add-on item I purchased this month was the Loren Hope cuff bracelet. I loved this when I saw the spoiler video and knew I had to have it. It looked so dainty and I always love cuffs that are not overwhelming on tiny wrists. This is perfect for me and fits wonderful! I know I will wear this a lot and am happy I was able to get one. The add-ons sell out very quick, so it's always a huge accomplishment if I'm able to snag the ones I want.

I loved my October Birchbox samples! I've been subscribing to Birchbox for well over a year now and it's amazing that I have not received duplicate items. I still feel like this is one of my favorite boxes each month, because I love trying new things and being able to purchase the full size products of the items I love at a discount, because I accumulate Birchbox points. I'll probably never cancel Birchbox. It's one of my all-time favorites!!!

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