Birchbox March 2014 monthly subscription box review


Birchbox March 2014

Theme: Spring Forward

Birchbox subscription costs $10/month for 4-6 beauty products

Birchbox contents:





Total Birchbox box valued at ~$26.  Okay, 2/6 perfume vials. I’ll probably get 6 before BB stops sending it.  Another “meh” month for me.   I’m interested in testing the rescue balm and the lip glaze.

Purchase Birchbox again? No

Birchbox February 2014 monthly subscription box review

Birchbox February 2014

Theme: Step and Repeat

Birchbox subscription costs $10/month for 4-6 beauty products

Birchbox contents:


Birchbox contents:






Total Birchbox box valued at ~$14.  This box is a bit “meh” for me.  Nothing here that I’m super excited about using.

Purchase Birchbox again? No

Birchbox February 2014 monthly subscription box review

Birchbox February 2014

Theme: Step and Repeat

Birchbox subscription costs $10/month for 4-6 beauty products

Birchbox contents:






Total Birchbox box valued at ~$18.  A decent box this month.  Everything is new to me and I’m happy to have the body butter to try out.  My skin is rather dry at the moment.

Purchase Birchbox again? Yes

Birchbox #2 January 2014 box monthly subscription box review beauty

Birchbox January 2014

Theme: Go Time

Birchbox subscription costs $10/month for 4-6 beauty products

Birchbox contents:






Total Birchbox box valued at ~$35.  I’m a huge fan of 100% pure products and will happily use those foils.  My sister stole the red glitter polish from me; I’m happy that she seemed to really want it.  The big winner is the eye shadow.  It is so pretty on the lids!  GREAT box this month!

Purchase Birchbox again? Yes

Birchbox January 2014 monthly beauty subscription box review

Birchbox January 2014

Theme: Go Time

Birchbox subscription costs $10/month for 4-6 beauty products


Birchbox contents:

  • 100% Pure Nourishing Body Cream, 3 foil packets
  • Beauty Proector Protect and Detangle, 1 oz $2.75
  • Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit 1 oz $7.42
  • Ruby Wing Kitten Heels Color Changing Polish, 0.25 $4.67
  • Ahmad Tea London Assorted, 3 bags $0.53






Total box valued at ~$15. Monthly Birchbox subscription costs $10. I definitely love the 100% pure body lotion so those packets will be put in my purse and travel bags. I’m already a fan of the liz earle face wash. The nail polish is perfect for the summer. Another good box!

Birchbox December 2013 monthly subscription box review


Birchbox December 2013

Theme: Sparkle and Shine

Birchbox subscription costs $10/month for 4-6 beauty products

Birchbox contents:

Total box valued at ~$21. Overall, a pretty decent box. I’m not sure one peel application will be enough to really know if it work (I’ll see how that goes). Other than the body butter, I’m going use everything.

Purchase Birchbox again? Yes






Birchbox December monthly subscription box review


Birchbox November 2013

Theme: Sparkle and Shine

Birchbox subscription costs $10/month for 4-6 beauty products


Birchbox contents:





Total box valued at ~$22. I was so surprised to see my birchbox today. I think this is the earliest I’ve ever received it. But where’s my fifth item? I did get a mini mobile sticker to clean the screen on my phone. Regardless, I’m pretty happy with this month’s box contents. The hand cream is smells wonderful and I’m happy to get to try this brand and I can’t wait to test out the face exfoliator.  The like the color of the lip product too.

Purchase Birchbox again? Yes

Birchbox November 2013 monthly subscription box review


Birchbox November 2013

Theme: More Good

Birchbox subscription costs $10/month for 4-6 beauty products


Birchbox box contents:


  • Bain de Terre Macadamia Oil Nourishing Shampoo, 50ml $1.70
  • Bain de Terre Macadamia Oil Nourishing Conditioner, 50ml $1.70


  • Evologie Stay Clear Cream, 10ml $20.67
  • Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum, 5ml $4.37
  • theBalm cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Cream, 1.2ml $2.27

Total Birchbox valued at ~$30. I recently purchased a 3 month gift subscription and this is the welcome box. Really excited to try the stainiac and stay clear cream.

Repurchase Birchbox? Yes

Birchbox November 2013 monthly subscription box review

Birchbox November 2013

Theme: More Good

Birchbox subscription costs $10/month for 4-6 beauty products




  • Paula’s Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, 0.83ml $4
    This sample is the size of a perfume vial — Kind of small.
  • Chella Highlighter Pencil, full size 1.4g $18
    I’ve been hoarding these pens but I think it’s time to pass this gem to my sister.


  • BeeKind Body Lotion with Honey and Chamomile extracts, 1oz $1.87
    Perfect travel size item. I’ll throw in my purse.
  • Color Club Cocktail Hour Collection, 0.25 oz $4
    I like this dark silver color. Can’t wait to try it out.


Total Birchbox valued at ~$29.  The items in this box are good match this month.  I’m most excited to try the Paula’s Choice serum and eat the chocolate bar.  I don’t have a similar color polish so that’s a definite plush.

Repurchase Birchbox? Yes

Birchbox October 2013 monthly subscription beauty box review

Birchbox October 2013

Theme: Beauty Buzz

Birchbox subscription costs $10/month for 4-5 beauty products20131015-132347.jpgCosts:


Birchbox contents:

20131015-132402.jpgLiz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit 1 oz $7.42

Liz Earle Pure Muslin Cloths 1 cloth $3.00

This cleanser has pretty good reviews and the cloth is sorta neat too.  The packaging on this sample is the best I’ve ever seen. The box is very luxurious feeling. Can’t wait to test this out.

Total Birchbox valued at ~$36.  (I didn’t get a perfume vial and no foil packets~ YAY)  I’m most excited to test out the cleanser.  It feels almost too pretty to use.

Repurchase Birchbox? Yes





Birchbox Man October 2013 lifestyle monthly subscription box review

Birchbox Man October 2013

Theme: A State of the Art Routine

Birchbox Man Cost: $20/month



Box contents:


Evolutionman Cleanse and Shave, 0.5 oz $2.25

Cleanser and shaving cream.  Great travel size item.


Hanz de Fuko Quicksand, 0.25 oz? $2.18

J loves uses some sort of putty or wax in his hair everyday.  I think he’ll make good use of this.


Plant Face Oil, 5ml? $6.67

I stole this!  I love face oils and it smells clean.


Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes, 2 pieces $2.40

This will be great after a long plane ride.


Ministry of Supply Atmos Base Layer V-neck white shirt, $38

I hope J loves this shirt.  It’s soft!  He’s not a fan of v-neck shirts but hopefully he’ll wear it since it will make a good base shirt.


Total box valued at ~$51.  Overall, I have box envy right now!  Why can’t Birchbox offer a box like this for women?  The shirt alone makes the box worth it.

Repurchase Birchbox Man again?  Yes

Birchbox September monthly subscription beauty box review


September 2013 Birchbox contents:


Benefit Sugarbomb Ultra Plush lipgloss, 0.22 oz $6.93

This is a very pretty, shimmery, pink/neutral color.  I love the high shine and it keeps my lips feeling moisturize.  A very generous sample size.  Lip products do take forever to get through.  Great first product!


Racinne Ultimate Youth Power Eye Serum, 0.17 oz $16

I like the way this eye serum applies.  It’s not too heavy so it’s perfect for the day.  Too soon to tell if it works but it feels nice and doesn’t irritate my eyes.


Ruffian Nail Polish in Hedge Fund, 0.17 oz $10

Most looking forward to the nail polish from the spoilers.  Goes on smooth and looks great! I this is a very unique color green.  Tiny bottles of nail polishes are great!  Who gets through a full bottle anyway?


Serge Normant Metal Luxe Hair Spray UV Protection, 2 oz $6.66

Voesh Lemon Pedicure Scrub, 0.7 oz $2.00

The hairspray sprays a fine mist and gives my hair a soft hold.  This is another perfect size for traveling.   As for the scrub, I haven’t tried it yet but wish they also sent the other half of the product.  It is sold as a scrub and mask.


Total Birchbox valued at ~$41.  Once again no perfume vial!  This is the highest value box I’ve received in a while.  Very excited about the nail polish and the lipgloss.  Overall, I’m satisfied with the contents as I’ll be using or have tried it all!

Repurchase Birchbox? Yes

Birchbox September 2013 monthly subscription box review #2

September 2013 Birchbox


Well, after looking at spoilers and knowing that I’d get at least a nail polish, I opted to get another box (just in case) =0).

Here are the contents of my second box for this month.


Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Precious Petal, deluxe sample $10.65

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive 0.25 oz $4.87

The gloss is a nice sample size.  It’s smells nice but didn’t last too long.   I’ve heard good things about the apple peel so definitely going to try that out.


Ruffian Nail Polish color in Fox Hunt, 0.17 oz $10

Happy I didn’t get a duplicate color!  This color is a coral red.


Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream, 3 ml $0.95

Serge Normant Metal Luxe Hair Spray UV Protection, 2 oz $6.66

Having the hairspray dupe isn’t so bad.  It’s a great travel size.  The cream feels moisturizing and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling.  I wish this foil was bigger!


Total Birchbox valued at ~$33.  No perfume vial!  Overall, I’m happy that I didn’t receive more than one dupe.  Was hoping to try any of the Caudalie products but I guess I’ll just have to go buy it!  Most excited to try out the Juice Beauty apple peel.

Repurchase Birchbox? Yes

Birchbox August 2013 monthly subscription box review


Birchbox contents:

  1. Coastal Scents eyeshadow mini quad $3
    I’ve tried eyeshadow from this brand before and was not impressed.  Color payoff was poor.
  2. Arangara body lotion in Lemon and Peach 35 ml $3.5
    This doesn’t smell like lemons or peaches.  The bottle is a convenient size so I’ll stick it in my purse.
  3. Sumita Eye Base in Simran Medium Concealer, full size $11
    Would love to use this but the color is too dark for me.  hrmp!
  4. (MALIN+GOETZ) vitamin e face moisturizer, 2 foil packets 1.2 g each $1
    This is a very small sample packet. I wish this was a larger sample so I could really test it out.
  5. Mrs Jesse’s Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo, 1 foil packet 12.6 ml $0.75
    I’ll pass this along to a friend.  I’m trying to use sulfate free shampoos.

Total Birchbox valued at ~$19.  (I didn’t get a perfume vial~ YAY) I’m not excited about this month’s contents.  I think the only item that will get decent usage is the body lotion.  The face moisturizer is a small sample so it’s difficult to even test it!  The packets are TINY!

Repurchase Birchbox? Not this box.





Birchbox July 2013 monthly subscription box review

Here’s my second Birchbox for the month if July.

Birchbox box contents:

  • Body Drench Quicktan Self tanning lotion, 2 packets 0.5 oz each $2.25
  • Coola Cucumber Moisturizer for Face SPF 30 $4.33
  • Number 4 Super Comb Prep and Protect$5?
  • Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow $6
  • Birchbox Bobby Pins, 2 pack

Total Birchbox valued at ~$18. Monthly subscription is $10. I’m excited to try out the Hello Flawless foundation. It’s suppose to brighten. The bobby pins are great! It stays put in my fine hair. I’ve got quite a few Coola SPF travel tubes. Seems like every box is sending it out. It doesn’t expire for years so I’m happy to have it.

Repurchase Birchbox again? Yes.





Birchbox July 2013 monthly subscription box review

Birchbox arrived today!

Birchbox July 2013

Theme: Power Play

Birchbox sub costs $10 a month for skincare, makeup and lifestyle items.




Birchbox contents:

  1. Birchbox Blue Bobby Hair Pins, 2 pins $1.66
    These look sturdy and I love the design
  2. Benta Berry G-1 Moisturizing Matifying Face Cream 0.16 oz $3.66
    Yay! They sent a matifying cream; hope it works for my tzone. The smell is pleasant enough.
  3. ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick Peony 0.13 oz $8
    This arrived slightly melted. Still in tact and useable. Smells like strawberries!
  4. Pur Minerals CC Cream Medium color 0.3 oz SPF 40 $6.7
    I can’t wait to try out this CC cream. Great that it has SPF 40 too!
  5. I.C.O.N India Hair Oil 0.34 oz $3.50
    The smell isn’t terrible but I’d prefer if it didn’t. Very nice size sample since I only need a couple of drops each time.

Total Birchbox valued at ~$23.  Birchbox did a great job this month! (I didn’t get a perfume vial~ YAY) Wasn’t lucky enough to get theBalm Instain blush but I’m pleased with all the products in my box. The bobby pins are so cute; a great beauty extra! All the brands are new to me so I’m excited to try these items.

Repurchase Birchbox? Yes

Birchbox June 2013 Subscription Box Review



Birchbox June 2013

Birchbox box contents:

  1. Color Club Wanderlust Collection nail polish in Reign in Spain (neon pink coral) 7ml $2
  2. Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo w/ Oak Milk 50ml $6
  3. Oscar de la Renta Something Blue Perfume sample tube $2?
  4. suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser 7.5ml $2
  5. Lifestyle Extra: The Laundress Wash and Stain Bar 1 oz ml $3
  6. 6 postcards


Total Birchbox box valued at ~15. Monthly box subscription costs $10. I’m “MEH” about this month’s box contents. I was really hoping for some sort of makeup item this month. 4th month in a row I’ve received a perfume sample; please don’t send anymore!

The soap will be useful for laundering on the go and is very travel friendly. I love that it’s natural and made with only a few ingredients. I don’t normally use dry shampoo so I will give that to my mom. The neon pink nail polish is so bright; i’ll have fun trying to make it work. =)

I’m most excited about the suki cleanser! I like how it smells and the jar is pretty travel friendly! Glad this didn’t come in a foil packet.

Birchbox May 2013 Welcome Box Review


Birchbox Welcome Box

SOo, I was recently gifted a 3 month subscription to Birchbox. The first box that’s sent is a welcome box; Birchbox sends you whatever they want the first month (this box doesn’t take into account your preferences).

Here are my box contents:

  1. Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle, 1 oz? $2.75?
    Excited to try this out. People seem to love it.
  2. Coola Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face, 0.23 fl oz $4.33
    I was contemplating whether to order Sephora’s Sun Kit this year but I have a feeling I’m going to get a lot of sunscreen to try out. This one has a nice scent and consistency.
  3. Joie Folle de Joie eau de parfum, .06 fl oz $1.76
    Perfume is so personal. For me, I’m pretty sensitive to smell and extremely picky with what I wear. This perfume smells nice but it’s not for me.
  4. Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner in Jamun, a deep plum, 0.024 oz $5.25
    Okay, I have two eyeliners colors in my entire makeup collection: black and brown (urban decay and makeup forever) Purple is my favorite color so I’m pretty happy to try this one out.
  5. Tweezerman Matchbox Itty Bitty Nail Files $5.00
    Can’t have too many nail files. I’ve been wearing more nail polish than ever so this will definitely be used.



Total box valued at ~$19. Monthly Birchbox subscription costs $10. Overall, I really love this box over the one I received earlier this month. I’m most excited to test out the beauty protector and the purple eyeliner. I love MAY!

Birchbox Nuance Selma Hayek Special Collection Box Review

Birchbox Nuance Salma Hayek

Exclusive Sponsored Special Collection Box


About a month ago, Birchbox sent an email asking if I wanted to opt in for a free box of Nuance products. It was NOT guaranteed that I’d get a box; but hey, it’s free.  No harm in trying.  I promptly clicked yes and forgot about it.

Today, I found a brightly colored Birchbox in my mailbox and was pleasantly surprised at the weight and contents.  The products came in a very pretty and sturdy box.

Here are my box contents (all Nuance by Salma Hayek products):

  1. My Secret Super Moisturizing Body Cream w/ Shea Butter, Macadamia Seed Oil and Honey, 8 fl oz $14.99
    Wowza! Full size tube. Nice scent and thick cream. It’s a little thick for summer.
  2. Mamey Fruit Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner, 2 fl oz each $3.20
    Haven’t tried it yet but it smells good!
  3. Am/PM Anti-aging Super Cream w/ Tepezcohuite, Borage Oil & Vitamins A & E, sample jar 0.265 oz $3.78
    Not too thick and absorbed quickly when I applied a bit to my hand.
  4. Lights, Camera, Action Eye Trio, in Sapphire/Silver Shimmer full size $8.79
    This item is so neat! Eyeshadow, liner, and highlighter stacked like long mascara.

Total box contents valued ~$30.  I’ve never heard of this brand so I’m happy to try it out.  Very surprised at the nice sample sizes sent.  No complaints about this sponsored FREE box.  CVS reviews on Nuance products look pretty decent.  I might have to swing by my CVS to checkout the other items.  Thanks Birchbox!!  I think MAY is my favorite month now.


Birchbox May 2013 Beauty Diaries Monthly Subscription Beauty Box Review


Birchbox May 2013 Beauty Diaries


Birchbox‘s theme this month: Beauty Diaries

Box contents:

  1. FusionBeauty Lipfusion Infatuation Lip Fattener Gloss, color “In the Flesh”, deluxe sample 0.09 oz $13
    This gloss is a skin like color. It completely washes out my lips so I can’t say this is color is for me.  Not too sticky.  There’s just a slight tingle.  I has a brush like applicator.
  2. Supergoop! Advanced SPF 37 Anti-aging Eye Cream, sample tube 2 ml $6
    I don’t have an SPF item entirely dedicated to my eyes. It’s not too thick and doesn’t leave a white residue. It has that sunscreen smell, but it’s not too overwhelming. I’m going to put this in my purse.
  3. Lierac Paris Concentre Mesolift Toning Radiance Serum, deluxe sample 5 ml $10
    A very nice sample size. It has good reviews so I’m looking forward to trying this. I’m more of a serum person (vs thick creams) and it is not heavily scented so that works out too.  Absorbs quickly.
  4. Isaac Mizrahi Fabulous Parfum perfume, sample spray .05 oz $2
    Not much of a perfume person. This smells very girly and sweet.  People that like floral smalls will probably not like this.
  5. Mighty Leaf Tea Pouches, 3 pouches $2
    My favorite tea brand. I’ve got tons of this tea.



Total box valued at ~$33. Birchbox subscription box costs $10. Overall, I’m very satisfied with the box contents. Most excited to try out the eye cream w/ SPF and the lip gloss. I hope I don’t get any more perfume samples. The sample they sent smells lovely but I’m not a perfume person. I have one bottle of perfume that has lasted several years. Every item is new to me with the exception of the tea. The Lierac brand is completely new to me. =)

Purchase Birchbox again? Yes. I love trying out new beauty products.

Birchbox March 2013 Box

March 2013 Birchbox

    1. 3 packets of Caldrea body lotion – not excited about this but maybe it will surprise me. Gonna stick it bathroom 0.25 oz each/0.75 oz total $2
    2. Madewell Emery board – cant have too many $5
    3. Evologie Blemish Serum – came in time, I’ve got a zit on my forehead. Looks like its going to scar 0.17 oz $12
    4. Marcelle BB Cream – has a bit of shimmer– Guess to diffuse imperfections? Looked a bit dark but blended fine. Felt a little sticky only a bit after application. Deluxe sample size of 0.50 oz so about 1/2 full size so $13
    5. Whish Blueberry Shave 0.75 oz $3

Total box valued at ~$35. Overall, pretty happy with Birchbox. I’ll be using everything. Great month for me. =)


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