Thursday, September 26, 2013

September 2013 Birchbox

Hey everyone! Sorry that I'm just barely squeezing Birchbox in by the end of the month this time. It came later than it normally does, and then it was a pretty "meh" box for me, so I just couldn't get motivated to sit down and write the post. But here it is! Better late than never, right?

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss | $18. I received the shade Precious Petal which is a pale, peachy-pink gloss with golden shimmer in it. It's supposed to moisturize and plump the appearance of lips. I saw no plumping, and the sticky consistency made my lips dry and peel halfway through the day. (Uh, gross?) However, the vanilla frosting scent is pleasant.. but not something I would associate with a higher end product for adults.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive | $39. I have had reps try to give me samples of this product probably 100x over while I'm at work and I always decline because I absolutely can't stand the smell of it. Opened this to smell it thinking maybe I could get past it since I actually have it to try now.. Nope. Not a chance. Into the donate pile it goes.

Ruffian Nail Lacquer | $10. My shade is called Fox Hunt. This might be the first nail polish I've received that I'm pretty 'meh' about. I don't know, I just can't get behind this one. The color is okay, but I feel like the ruffian trend Birchbox keeps trying to initiate is like the equivalent of 'fetch'...

Serge Normant Meta Luxe Hair Spray | $25. This is a nice light hold hair spray that smells good and also protects hair from UV rays. I'll probably try this on curly days. When I wear my hair straight, I like a stronger hold hair spray to keep my slippery strands in place all day.

Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream | $26-38. Again with the stupid sachets! Birchbox, hear me loud and clear when I tell you that I FREAKING HATE THEM! I'd rather get nothing than get a sachet. I'm dead serious. Straight into the donate pile it goes.

This box was a bust for me. I'll eventually get around to using the lip gloss and nail polish, and I'll give the hair spray a solid shot. But I'm not over the moon about any of them. 2 out of 5 stars this month. Hopefully next month's box will be better!

RATING: 2.0 out of 5 STARS


  1. Oh man, I hate the packaging of the Egyptian Magic sample but I have been wanting to try that stuff out!

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Is it supposed to be amazing? I've never heard of it before!