Friday, August 3, 2012

Very First Birchbox!

Hi, ladies! Happy Friday! I'm very excited to share with you the contents of my first Birchbox today, a birthday gift from my beautiful sister-in-law (and brother...though I highly doubt it was his idea). Thank you, Scarlett! You are the best, and not just because of your vast knowledge of skincare creams. You are so incredibly thoughtful and I'm beyond lucky to have you for a 'seester'.


For those of you unfamiliar with Birchbox, it's a monthly beauty sample subscription service. It's basically like heaven in a box. It allows you to try out all kinds of products (hair, make-up, skincare, etc.) before splurging on full-size amounts. Really a great concept!  Head over here if you'd like to read more about it or sign up for your own monthly samples.

The goodies...
Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens: These are great! They are perfect to throw in your purse for any running-around touch ups.

Harvey Prince Eau Flirt: This fragrance smells really yummy. It's a mix of citrus and jasmine, with a hint of lavender and pumpkin. I was a little skeptical of smelling all those flavors combined but it turns out to be a really sweet, feminine scent.
Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Birchbox Pink: To be honest, this isn't my favorite lip gloss. I will definitely keep it on hand, but it's a little too pink for my taste. It doesn't come on nearly a bright as it looks in the bottle, but I still prefer a more nude or plum colored gloss.
Twistband Hair Tie: This is a great ponytail holder, especially for the pool or beach. I don't know that I'd splurge on these ($18 for a 12 pack), but I'll enjoy this pretty orange one!

Gloss Moderne High-Gloss Masque: This stuff is pretty amazing. It's a conditioning complex that restores bounce and shine to sun-damaged hair, making it perfect for this time of year. I've almost used the sample size up already! Think I will be purchasing more in the future.

Tili Bag: When I opened the box, my eyes went straight to this cute little plastic bag. It's made mostly for airport travel and to store small essentials in a carry-on. They're a little pricey too ($9 for a pack of 12), but such a cute way to travel in style.

I am already counting down the days until the next pretty pink box arrives on our doorstep! It's such a rush :).

Are you a beauty product lover? Have you tried any of these?

5 comments:

  1. How sweet of her, I've never heard of a birch box before.

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  2. i love this! i've been wanting to try birchbox! i heard the box before this one was pretty awesome too!

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  3. that's awesome! I am thinking about it, but i don't use much beauty products, if any at all...so i'm leary!
    -wHiT

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  4. i keep telling myself i am going to mention (hint) around this to steve. i see so many birchbox posts and i always drool over them. LOVE the pink gloss and the bag. it would be so fun to get this in the mail once a month. <3<3<3

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  5. I just read about this in my InStyle magazine. That is a GREAT gift idea, I may buy it for myself! Can't wait to see what comes in your next box!

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