Saturday, October 13, 2012

October Birchbox

It is Birchbox time again! This month Birchbox teamed up with goop, a lifestyle blog that Gwyneth Paltrow runs and it offers a ton of different things, including city guides. So if you were signed up, you received an email asking if you wanted to opt in to the goop box instead of getting the normal October box. I said what the hey, and opted in.   

The first item is a treatment mask by Karuna. This is the hydrating mask and you just take it out of the package and leave it on your face for 10 to 20 minutes. It is a cloth mask which is awesome because I've never tried those before. 

Next, is the Naked Princess Naked Shine lip gloss in Barely Nude. I'm always skeptical of lip gloss, because I generally hate them but oh my goodness I'm in love. This is a beautiful gloss, that smells, tastes, and looks incredible. It is not sticky in the least bit, it just rolls and glides along your lips and shines like no other. The full size is $26 and I am definitely going to splurge and buy one. I love this color but I might go for a different one. 

Then I found these two little packets (incredibly annoying those packets are) of the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre - or Milk Cream Concentrate for non-French speakers. This is a holy grail product amongst the beauty bloggers and I'm curious to try it because it can be used as a cleanser and make-up remover too. 

 Sadly, this box ends on a negative note because the last two products ended up being so disappointing.  What I immediately noticed when I read the card was that I got a repeat item. I got the Lavender and Clary Sage hair powder from Lulu Organics. I got that product a few months ago and I'm still trying to get through it! I don't even really like it that much!

Then they included a Luna Bar...not just any Luna Bar but the Lemon zest one. It is so gross, I could barely choke down the one bite I did take. Further more, I can buy those in the gas station down the street. Not cool.

 So in general this box was pretty bad, and I wasn't the only one to think so. I went on the website and I read comment after comment about how awful people thought the box was. 

Better pick up your game Birchbox!


  1. I got the same box but it hasn't come in the mail yet how large was the lipgloss? please tell me its not in a foil packet LOL

  2. haha no it is a small tube, it would probably last me a month maybe a little more if I used it everyday. I'll update with a picture tomorrow. I knew I was forgetting to take a picture of something!

  3. I am suppose to be getting this box soon and it is my first birchbox. I just created a blog and I was going to review it when it comes in. I do not know if this box is worth it maybe I will do it for practice. When did you receive your birchbox?

  4. I started reviewing my boxes with my first one. I believe Birchbox is totally worth it, besides not everyone gets the same items so it is always nice to see what everyone else gets. I'd love to read your review when you get yours! I got my box on the 13th. They should send an email when your box is shipped.

    Btw, I'm going to do a post but I actually got an email from Birchbox about my repeat item and they totally made up for it so they have amazing customer service if anything does go wrong :)

    Nice to meet you!


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