Thursday, February 16, 2012

Birchbox - monthly subscription service

I know that it must seem like I do nothing but get subscription boxes . . . but I've just had several arrive recently!

The latest is from It is only $10 a month, and of all my boxes, I think it is my favorite in terms of value for cost.

This is what the outer box looks like . . . you know when it's wrapped in bright pink, what's inside is gonna be good!

After opening the inner box, it looks like this. I appreciate that they make an effort to make it look like a gift! 

So here are the specifics: Eye Rock Designer Liner - single-use stick on eyeliner strips! From the Birchbox web site, "The stick-on adhesives are super easy to apply and help you create an array of eye-catching looks. Unlike traditional liners, they won’t smudge or fade."

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. It is a skin exfoliating powder. You just add water, and then it creates a paste that will buff dead cells away. From the web site, "When you mix the fine powder with water, it turns into a creamy paste that polishes skin’s surface with a mix of chemical and physical exfoliators. The rice bran base is rich in phytic acid, famed for its brightening and softening properties. Other actives include papaya enzyme, salicylic acid, and finely ground colloidal oatmeal, all proven to smooth skin and remove debris."

BeautyBlender: hot pink sponge used for blending make up. From the web site, "Unlike traditional sponges, the soft texture and elliptical shape of the beautyblender® allows foundation to blend into skin with a natural finish and no streaks. When saturated with water, the sponge will expand to twice its size, making it easy to cover your whole face and still get into all the nooks and crannies. Using the sponge damp prevents it from absorbing excess foundation, so you won’t be wasting any makeup."

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint. It is an award-winning tinted moisturizer. Web site descripion, "The formula has light-diffusing minerals, which give skin a soft glow and also smooth over any fine lines. Antioxidants like ginseng and gingko biloba leaf extract help improve skin, and SPF 20 wards off UVA and UVB rays."

A couple extras were included; a sweet little heart shaped nail file:

Six free tunes from Indie Rock Band, "Green River Ordinance".

I love opening these Birchbox samplers each month. I always find at least one product that makes it's way into my life long term.  I wholeheartedly recommend it! Click here if you want to sign up! If you use this link, I get credits from Birchbox, so it is a great way to treat yourself, and support my blog. Thanks!


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  2. good samples!! and for $10/month seems like a deal!

  3. Loooove Birchbox! Isn't it so fun to get them in the mail every month?!



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