September 27, 2012

September Birchbox Review

So this month's Birchbox has the "September Issue" theme and according to their little card that comes with every box: "September marks the starting line for the season's fashion bonanza."
Inspired by the fashion world and the start of Fall, the have filled this month's Birchbox with what will be trending in the fall of 2012. In that note let's look at my box!

NOTE: This box also came with their very own fall Lookbook, which is pretty much a compilation of fall inspired trends from make-up, hairs to nails. The products used can be found in their store and the quick tips are also posted in their blog. Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too since they do a lot of giveaways there!!!

Color Club: Birchbox Custom Polish in Insta-This: This is a very opaque cobalt blue and with my tanned skin this looks great on my toes! I just love how I only need to put one coat of it. It's not streaky and it dries quick. Without a topcoat, my toe polish have lasted two weeks! 
Jouer- Matte Moisture Tint in Hazel: My first thoughts were "oh my goodness this is tiny! This will only last me one day!"- Wrong! I have used it three times already and I think I have a little bit left for one more day. I actually don't need a lot! Two dots in the cheeks, forehead and chin and I am good to go! I don't use concealer for my acne scars and this evens out my skin pretty well. It does go matte and it do help with my oily T-zone. Still need to blot after a few hours but not as much as before! I love this product.
kate spade new york: Twirl:  This is my third Birchbox and this is my third perfume sample. I know I can get this perfume samples after walking in every counter in a department store and so I am not thrilled to see this another perfume sample in my box =( I don't hate the smell (light and and sweet and floral) but I am still in-love with my Juliette Has A Gun perfume sample from two months ago.
Skin, An Apothecary: Soy Body Whip in Poppy: This is a great sample size for a lotion I was excited to see this in my box BUT do not put your nose to close to the jar because this one has a strong floral smell! Don't tell me I didn't warn you! I use this all over my body after a great shower and the strong smell kinda goes away after a while so you don't really smell very "Poppy" all day or night that you would get sick of yourself. It feels good on the skin, not greasy and very moisturizing - pretty perfect for the weather change when my skin do dry up big time! 
twistband: Birchbox Custom Lace Hair Tie: I have seen this twistband from others Birchbox unboxing videos on Youtube a few months back but this lace design is a Birchbox exclusive. I was excited to try this out since I have long hair and very intrigued why this is better than my cheap hair tie when this is basically just an elastic fabric knotted to form a hair tie. Unfortunately this didn't hold up after two-three uses, the lace design wore out and all you see is white with a hint of orange. Not impressed with this one and I am surely gonna pass buying this even if it's 99cents. *Sorry*
I also got a Lifestyle Extra of Hollywood Fashion Tape: It came in different sizes but not in pairs, so my left boob will be hanging out while the other one is all taped up! I guess. This will be stored in my Fashion First Aid purse when I do decide to go wear that daring low plunging black dress in my closet. =)

All in all, not bad I have my fingers crossed that Birchbox will hopefully stop putting perfume samples in mine and put more make-up products specifically lip and eye products since I looove playing with those and anything to enhance my big wide eyes and pouty lips =)

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