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Birchbox – October

ZOWIE!
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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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about Birchbox based on my post.

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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.

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

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FameSetMatch

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!

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AnEraOfRomance

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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