Thursday, November 17, 2011

Is Birchbox For Me?

A while back I had been seeing all these bloggers blog about something called Birchbox where they get a few samples and sometimes a full size beauty product every month for like $10 a month. I looked into it and being the makeup and beauty whore that I am, I had to try it out. So that was back in the beginning of October that I signed up and then over the next 5 agonizingly long weeks I waited...and waited...and waited until finally I got an email saying my Birchbox had shipped! Then I waited and waited and waited some more til it was finally delivered to me on Tuesday of this week!

I can't even explain the excitement I felt when Hubby came in from getting the mail and said 'I don't have any idea what this little pink box is that says Birchbox on the side'. I squealed and ran over to him and had he not been holding it out to me I just might have tackled him to get that box!

My Birchbox included the following:

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Gloss in Sugar Pink ♥♥♥♥

2. Borghese Fango Brilliant Brightening Mud ♥♥♥♥

3. Guelain Shalimar Parfum ♥

4. J.R. Watkins Foot Repair Salve ♥♥♥

5. Two Paper Dolls Ampersand Coasters - HUH?!

Now, you may have guessed by the hearts next to these items which are my favorites and the last one was just a 'huh' moment. When you are expecting beauty samples drink coasters do not come to mind. So, um cool, I guess?

I have been using the lip gloss everyday and I adore it. It has a gorgeous pink color and it coats your lips without be super slimy. I used the brightening mud mask that afternoon and I am in LOVE with the smell of it!! haha It also made my skin feel super soft and my pores were noticeably smaller, awesome! The my personal opinion it smells like an old lady...not for me. The foot salve, love, Love, LOVE this! I have been having issues with my heels cracking from how dry it is here and wearing flip flops all year round. I slathered this stuff on the other night and put socks on and went to bed and my heels (and the rest of my feet) felt smooth and healed the next morning.

So, did Birchbox hit a home run with me? Will I join the monthly service to see what I get monthly? I'm not totally sold yet to be honest. I may give it another month or two and see how I like those boxes before I jump on the every month service. I can tell you that I am more happy with this box than unhappy so I see that as a win!



  1. I love it! I was a little disappointed this month but every other month has been amazing!


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