Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Birchbox | September 2013

Happy Birchbox day! This month's theme is Heritage, celebrating the history of your favourite brands and Birchbox's three year anniversary.  I was very excited to receive this box as one guaranteed product would be a Ruffian nail polish. Nail polish always makes a box an instant winner for me.

 Box Breakdown
VOESH New York | Collagen Hand Mask
Coastal Scents | Eyeshadow Sample in Rock Legend
Ruffian | Nail Lacquer in Hedge Fund
Yes to | Blueberries Cleansing Facial Towelettes
Yes to | Grapefruit CC Cream

I am actually really excited about this box. I received a lot of products I would use. I love facial masks, so I am excited to try the VOESH New York Collagen Hand Mask. My hands could use some extra pampering, and this seems like a fun product. You can also remove the fingertips so you can paint your nails at the same time. Ultimate manicure. Though one time use products can be a let-down, I don't mind when they are masks. It's usually still a good value, and it's something you do once a week meaning it's like a week's worth of product. I was surprised to see that last month and now this month Birchbox was sampling Coastal Scents Eyeshadow palettes. It seems a brand more aligned with Ipsy as it's retail value is more affordable than the brands Birchbox usually samples. I love eyeshadow though, so I am always willing to make room for more shades. Also, I am really loving the taupe-y neutrals in this Rock Legend sample. I know I will get a lot of use out of these little pots. I would have been happy with any of the shades of the Ruffian Nail Lacquer, but I did in fact get my favourite of the three, Hedge Fund. It's a gorgeous shimmery olive green, appropriate to it's namesake-the colour of money. The bottle is quite charming as well. My last couple of samples are from the brand Yes to. Cruelty-free, paraben free, natural ingredients. For a sample, I received the Yes to Blueberries Cleansing Facial Towelettes. I am not a make-up wipe girl, they just don't seem efficient cost or waste wise. But I will definitely be using these, I think they will be great to keep in an on-the-go bag for an instant refresher. And with eight towelettes in a pack, it's a nice sample size. Finally, as my bonus I received two little samples of Yes to Grapefruit CC Cream. It's nice that it came with two shades, though I probably will only be able to wear the light shade. I do like trying different CC & BB creams as I prefer lighter coverage. 

Blackberry, Chocolate Berry, Victorian Pear, Brownstone

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What did you receive in this month's Birchbox? Did you get the bonus 1000 points?


  1. I recently signed up for Birchbox and am loving it! It is especially handy when you live in a city (and state!) where there is nowhere to shop for 90% of the items they offer! My nail polish sample was pumpkin orange. ; )

    1. I'm glad you like it! Their store is super convenient & I love their points system!