Friday, October 16, 2015

October Birchbox: Unboxed

Hey y'all! Before I dive in, I loved the response from my September Unboxed post. I love that some of you now get to be pampered once a month through this service!

I seriously feel like a little kid on Christmas morning every time I get my Birchbox in the mail. It's so wonderful! Here's a recap of what came in my box this month:

Since it's October and breast cancer awareness month, the box was naturally pink!

Eeeek!!! I love seeing what's inside!!

Here's my review of the five items I received this month:

1. BioRepublic Cucumber Breeze Soothing Mask ($14.50) // I felt so silly with this on. It's a fiber face mask (so not a lotion-y consistency that you smear on). I absolutely loved this stuff! If I could use one of these once I week I would be so happy. My pores looked smaller and my skin felt so much better after I took it off!

2. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($22-$42) // I've heard rave reviews about this stuff. It's like a dry shampoo and dry gel at the same time. It soaks up oil but add texture to keep volume. My initial impression is that it smells amazing (also like my friend Alyssa...sorry if that's weird). I used it yesterday and was kinda disappointed. It didn't really get rid of as much oil as my amika dry shampoo but it was fabulous and giving my roots volume!

3. Avene Thermal Spring Water ($12.50-$18) // This stuff is interesting. It's water for your face, but it's cooling. I would have loved this in the summer for sure. It's supposed to help with dryness so hopefully it'll be helpful as the weather dries out.

4. Manna Kadar Cosmetics Lip Locked - Lucky ($24) // This little lip gloss packed quite a punch! It's not goopy (my least favorite thing about lip gloss) and it lasted a long time (even through dinner last night). I love the color I got (Lucky) because it's a perfect nude. Seriously. It looks so great with my skin. I'm not sure if I could fork over 24 bucks for it, but I will use all of this sample!

5. stila huge extreme lash mascara ($24) // You can bet than any time you see me I have mascara on. Even if I'm running super late, I'll take my mascara with me and put it on in the car. That being said I don't tend to stray from brands very well. I'm not sure if it's due to my loyalty to Loreal's Double Extend mascara or what, but I wasn't a huge fan. This stuff was really thick so my lashed looks thicker for sure, but I got hardly any length from it. I'll probably keep this handy for days I'm late, but I think I'll stick with my favorite mascara.

Side note: I'm still using everything from my September box, especially the eyeshadow and brow filler. And I'll probably use everything in this box as well. If you want to subscribe to Birchbox, let me know!! You can go to to sign up, or let me know and I'll shoot you an e-mail with a personalized invitation.

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