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Birchbox – October

I live on the west coast, and this was the fastest I have received my Birchbox!
I’m digging the quick turnaround!

October’s Theme:  Beauty Buzz


Nothing LOOKS scary – but let’s take a closer look…


Our list of fun.  Looks like this month they are focusing on
products with the most buzz.


Pop Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Flowering Fuchsia
Retail $14 for .34 fl oz / 10 ml – Full Size Sample

I was so excited when I read on the product list that this contained jojoba oil.
Then I looked at the ingredients – MINERAL OIL – #1 on the list?!?  SERIOUSLY?!?!
Why would you waste good jojoba oil on a product with cheap petroleum
based man-made oil?  When ChapStick is the better choice that’s kinda bad.


Dr. Brandt Mircrodermabrasion Skin Exfoliant
Retail $78 for 2 fl oz / 60 g – Sample Value $9.75 for .25 fl oz / 7.5 g

I loved this!  It reminds me of the Vasanti Brighten Up but with a finer texture.
It left my skin feeling super soft.  However, it is over twice the price of the
Brighten Up – so I will be sticking with Vasanti – unless I find a killer deal.


Miss Jessie’s Original Pillow Soft Curls
Retail $22 for 8.5 fl oz / 250 ml – Sample Value $2.55 for 1 fl oz / 29 ml

Okay first the good – this made my hair feel uh-may-zing!!
My hair was silky feeling and felt light almost airy – and I have super
thick course hair.  I never felt my hair like this.

Now the bad…

….Oh Dear God does this smell bad :-\  They made it to smell like a fabric
softener – and it does – times a hundred!!!  We don’t even use commercial
fabric softeners – so the last thing I want is to smell like I spilled Downey
on my head.  I hope they come up with unscented – I’d buy it by the gallon then.


Benefit Fake Up in Medium
Retail $24 for 0.12 oz / 3.5 g – Sample Value $3.43 for 0.01 oz / .5 g

Kind of funny we got this in October – because it reminds me of grease paint
that we used at Halloween when I was a kid.  Their theory is great – but the
execution does not work.  It actually acentuated fine lines around my eyes –
ones I did not notice so much.  Plus, it did not play well with my foundation.


ChapStick Hydration Lock in Vanilla Crème
Retail $2.99 for .15 oz / 4 g – Full Size Sample

It’s ChapStick.
Not any different from the rest of the ChapSticks I have tried – except the Vanilla isn’t gross.
It’s cool to have for the upcoming cold weather – and nice as a bonus.
Plus, we got a $1 off coupon.  That’s cool.

Total Value for my October Birchbox – $32.72

This was a decent box.  I had some hits and couple of misses – but that is what I love
about these subscriptions.  I get to try things I normally would not.
It would be cool if they went a little nuts for Halloween –
but the scent of the Pillow Soft Curls was frightening enough 😉

Birchbox is a $10 per month subscription service that offers deluxe & full size samples.
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Modcloth Stylish Surprise 2013 Review

It’s here!
It’s here!

My Stylish Surprise order from Modcloth came and did they ever deliver!!
Stylish Surprise is a grab bag of sorts.  For $15 you receive and item with a retail
value of $29.99 to $299.99.  Last year was pretty great so I ordered two this year.

Because I am a wee bit endowed since I had my child (I’m a 34DDD/F) I usually
order XL from Modcloth and have the waist nipped in so my clothing looks nice.


Let’s rip off the plastic bags and see what we have!



Fame, Set, Match dress by Maggie London
Retail $147.99

I love this dress!!  It fits great and has a fun, flirty silhouette to it!
Even without the waist being nipped in it looks lovely on!



An Era of Romance dress by Rise
Retail $119.99

This is a great little holiday party dress!
With tights and some fun heels this will be great for some
of the events we have to attend during the holiday season!

I paid $30 ($15 for each)

Total Value for my Stylish Surprise 2013 purchases – $267.98

For the second year in a row I have been thrilled by what I received!
Did you order this year?  Let me know what you got!

If you were on the fence this year – I hope you will give it a try next year!

Are you interested in joining Modcloth?  Click here to use my referral link and receive
$15 off your order of $50+ and get free shipping!

I purchased these items with my own funds and have not been asked
to write or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!


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