Sunday, October 19, 2014

Unboxed: October Birchbox!

Hey loves! I know we're more than halfway through October, but better late than never, right? ;)

Here's what's happening in my October Birchbox this month! There's a good mixture of products this time, so let's dive right in!

First up we have a 30 mL sample of BeeKind body lotion by Gilchrist and Soames. This is a nice size! Says the blurb on the card, "Made with honey and organic chamomile, this healthy UK fave sinks in to restore skin." First impression is that it has a heavy lemon scent, almost like citronella. I don't mind that scent at all but I can see how it could put somebody off. I stuck a little bit on the back of my hand, it feels nice and not greasy! Full size bottle is $15, which is not bad. You can buy it here!

Next is a .25 oz tube of dr. brandt's pores no more vacuum cleaner extractor mask. The idea of a pore vacuum cleaner kind of grosses me out, not going to lie. I guess this is to take the place of a pore strip which, while fun to inspect the aftermath, takes a whole lot of skin off your nose. This is an "award-winning gel that degunks pores for fewer blackheads and smoother skin." Doesn't have much of a scent to it at all. I'm actually really curious to see how well this works! Hopefully there is enough in the tube for me to actually fully try it out. Full size is $45 and you can buy it here!

Moving right along, I got an undetermined size sample of Harvey Prince's perfume "Petaly Noir." This is definitely an evening scent. While I generally adore Harvey Prince, this perfume isn't the one for me, though I do enjoy that it has a spray top rather than one of those little caps which are impossible to get off. According to my little card here, this is a "lush floral scent that evokes a midnight stroll among blossoming orchids." It's just a little too heavy and floral for my taste; something I could picture my grandmother or my second grade teacher wearing (you know what I'm talking about, admit it). If you'd like to purchase this in its full size, limited edition luxury bottle, it will ring you up $55 and you can do it right here!

Next to last is a little baby 0.4g black glittery eyeliner from Lord & Berry. At first glance I was a little disappointed... the glitter in this is large and obvious and looks like something I would have loved when I was 12. I guess I'm more of a shimmer girl when it comes to my eyeliner. It's certainly not the most pigmented but it's smooth and might be fun to layer for the holidays. For a more exact description, "This blendable pencil from the UK brand is studded with bits of silver shimmer." A full size pencil is $18, jeebs. I feel like I could easily pay half of that and get something I enjoy using twice as much. If this is totally your bag and you're foaming at the mouth to get your hands on it, do it here!

And, finally, we have a full size lipstick from ModelCo. It's the Party Proof lipstick in Kitty. Kitty is a "hydrating, semi-matte formula in a soft pink shade that lasts as long as the party does." It goes on nicely as far as the back of my hand is concerned, but it seems more of a pinky nude on my skin tone than pure pink. I also have to note that, for better or for worse, it smells very strongly of tutti frutti. I don't mind it but I know some people who don't like their lipstick to smell like anything. I like this fine I guess. It's a nice shade but I don't find myself getting excited over it. Birchbox's little card insists that a full size tube is $24, however on the company website it's listed for $16.95! Grab it here if it's calling out your name!

Alright guys, that wraps up October's Birchbox! I feel pretty good about this month! I'm very low maintenance when it comes to my hair and I seem to get an awful lot of hair products, so I'm happy not to see any in this box! For me it's definitely one of the better Birchboxes as of late.

If you guys want to see a full review of anything I mentioned here, let me know and I will get that done for you! And if you want to subscribe to Birchbox yourself, here is their website!



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