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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October 2012 Birchbox Review

For this month's Birchbox the theme was "transformation." I have to say, I'm slightly disappointed with this box. There wasn't anything I fell in love with in this box, and to me it seems like they just threw something together so they could work on the goop boxes. I thought we might get something fun and crazy or colorful, but nope. And why did we get a Tilli bag? It's basically a designer sandwich bag, which is cool I guess if you've got money to spend on completely pointless items. I'll definitely find a use for it, but I feel like it was kind of a filler to make the box seem more full.
I wasn't a fan of the sample size of the Nexxus products. You can only use it once, and for shampoo or conditioner, I don't think once is enough to decide what you think of it. I haven't tried them yet, but I'm pretty sure I've used Nexxus shampoo before so I'm not super excited about it.
I haven't tried the BB cream yet. I know lots of people got these a couple months ago, which makes me kinda feel like Birchbox just have some left over and sent them out. But then again, I do kind of see how BB creams could be "transforming." I looked at it though and I think it might be too light for my skin tone :/
I did sorta like the highlighter, but I'm not exactly sure what to do with it. The little card they gave with suggested areas to highlight was definitely helpful. I just put on a bit with my finger since I don't have any brushes or anything in my dorm (oops). I'm going to do a little youtube research and figure out how to use this best and then get back to you. I've never really used anything like it before, so I'm glad Birchbox sent me this!
This lip gloss was probably my favorite item this month. It's Naked Princess Naked Shine Luscious Lip Gloss to be exact. It went on nice and smooth, it's not sticky, and it smells great. I'm a bit surprised Birchbox didn't choose a more colorful gloss, but then again, it's fall and neutrals are IN. I wish I didn't have such thin lips so I could rock this gloss!

All in all, I wasn't really thrilled with this box. But I did end up looking at what I got online before it came in (it came pretty late this month) and so I'd already known what I'd got for a while and it just wasn't as exciting. Never doing that again. So now all I'm gonna do is wait for next month to come around. I'm honestly glad I didn't go for the goop box this month, nothing in there looks any better than what I got. What about you guys? What did you get this month?


  1. Hey Christina...As you know I went with the Goop box and wasn't all that thrilled either. I would have loved to have received the highlighter from The Balm...I love their products and I also wish I would have got the lip gloss, for my lip gloss sample all I got was a dot of gloss on a paper flower so....Yeah, What in the heck are you suppose to do with that!! Well, Hopefully next month will be better and Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!!

    1. Yeah those little paper flower lip gloss samples were soo tiny! Hopefully next month's boxes will be better!!