If you love getting to try new products out (especially cosmetic products) then I suggest jumping on the Birchbox bandwagon! I’ve been getting the boxes for a few months now ($10 a month) and have found a few products I really enjoy (and have become purse staples).
I thought I would just do a quick post on what I got for this month’s box and by all means if you’re interested go and sign up! I would love it if you did it via my affiliate link: Birchbox Affiliate because I can then earn points. I’m all about reward systems!
The products are (in no particular order):
- birchbox magnet
- borghese – curaforte moisture intensifier (it’s a serum)
- juicy couture – viva la juicy
- jouer – body butter
- stila smudge stick eyeliner – peacock
- larabar – cherry pie
I thought the magnet was a super cute idea, the boys, especially my little one, LOVES magnets for the fridge!
The Borghese Serum just isn’t for me though as it’s not AS intense as my Peter Thomas Roth viz-1000 75% hyaluronic acid complex! However I think this would be perfect for my twin sister! I was sad to see yet ANOTHER perfume sample as I have about 8 of these little teeny vials rolling around in my vanity right now. The scent itself is nice but the vials are just so… annoying to use that I end up just tossing them for the most part.
I was SOO thrilled to get a Stila Eyeliner because I love the formula, its creamy, easy to blend, and has great pigmentation. This peacock blue shade is super lovely too!
I’m torn on the Jouer body butter, generally I do not use an all over lotion most days and when I DO it’s usually the Lush Helping Hands. I think this will become a purse staple!
The Larabar was an epic fail. I tried to pawn it off on my boys and they gagged and tossed it back at me. All I got from my oldest son is that “there is something WRONG with THAT!”. I did like they included an extra but I wish it wasn’t a FOOD item as I would like Birchbox to focus more on BEAUTY products rather than LIFESTYLE products.
Overall I do think this box is MUCH better than last month’s and hope they continue to improve through out 2012!
If you have any questions about any of the products or anything really, let me know!