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Birchbox – September

Birchbox is celebrating their 3rd anniversary this month
and the box they put together is a great way to celebrate fall.

September’s Theme:  Heritage

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Hair, nails, mascara and lips – I’m soooo excited!

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What this month is all about.

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Eyeco Black Magic Mascara
Retail $24 for 8 ml – Sample Value $12 for 4 ml

This is kind of odd mascara for me.  It didn’t look very nice on my upper lashes.
However, it REALLY lengthened my lower lashes!
I have been using the It’s So Big mascara from Ipsy on the upper and this on the lower.
Love the final look!

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Amika Blow Up Spray
Retail $24 for 8 fl oz. – Sample Value $6 for 2 fl oz.

I love Amika products.  However, volume is the opposite of my needs.
Trying to tamp my mane down is my concern.  But I tried it anyway
and it really does add volume.  Hubby got a giggle from my “large hair.”
My girlfriend with super fine hair will love this!

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Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream
Retail $39 for 40 ml – Sample Value $4.88 for 5 ml

I didn’t care for this.  The formula is rather heavy.  Plus, it seems to only come
in one color – and that color made my skin look ashy.  Because it is so heavy I
would not be able to put my foundation on top of this without looking overdone.

I will see if one of my friends would like to try it.

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Ruffian Nail Lacquer in ‘Hedge Fund’
Retail $10 for 5 ml – Full Sized Sample

At first I was not thrilled to see green – the last nail color BB sent me was green.
Then I put it on and I loved it!  It’s khaki with gold fleck – perfect for fall!

What I didn’t love is how toxic smelling this is!  Yipes!  I will be painting
my nails outside with this.  Haven’t they figured out how to go 3 free??? :-/

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Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
Retail $14.50 for 15 ml – Sample Value $2.90 for 3 ml

This is very similar to Bag Balm – but more expensive and in a better package.
It’s moisturizing and very thick – which is great for protecting your lips from
wind and cold during harsh winter weather.  Just keep in mind you will
be balming your significant other’s lips when you kiss 😉

Total Value for my September Birchbox – $35.78

All-in-all this was a pretty great box!  I just wish Birchbox would send
nail polish that isn’t so harmful – like Zoya, butter LONDON or Sation.
I am looking forward to seeing what they have in store for next month!
Halloween would be a great way for them to let their freak flags fly :-}

Birchbox is a $10 per month subscription service that offers deluxe & full size samples.
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Birchbox – June

Yay, it’s that time of the month again!
(noooo – not THAT time of the month)
My June Birchbox is here!

June’s Theme:  Wanderlust

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 I already see a few loves – let’s break it down

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The box menu for the month

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Super cute postcards.
These would actually be fun in some Ikea frames
and used among framed vacation pictures for a wall collage!

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Davines Love Smoothing and Oi Absolute Beautifying Potion
Shampoo – Retail $24 for 250 ml/8.45 fl oz – Sample Value $7.20 for 75 ml/2.5 fl oz
Conditioner – Retail $27.50 for 250 ml/8.45 fl oz – Sample Value $1.32 for 12 ml/.41 fl oz
Oil – Retail $41 for 135 ml/4.56 fl oz – Sample Value $0.91 for 3 ml/.10 fl oz

The salon I go to uses Davines exclusively.  I do love their products and have used these in the past.
However, I don’t care for their shampoos – they don’t clean my scalp very well.
Their conditioners rock!  I have thick/coarse hair with lots of curl and found the Momo
conditioner is my favorite!  The Love is a very close second.

The oil works great – my hair stylist uses it every time I get my hair done
but my husband does not like the smell very much.

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LAQA & Co Lil’ Lip Duo
Retail $16 for 2 – Sample Value $8

Whoa!  I was hoping this would be a shear pop of color.
It’s very opaque and kind of clownish looking on me.
The color is a crazy hot pink that looks like my toddler painted my lips.
Not exactly going to inspire passionate kisses from the hubs…

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Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
Retail $32.95 for 4 fl oz – Sample Value $2.06 for .25 fl oz

I love the use of sugar as an exfoliant – how brilliant!
And a little goes a looooong way.  This tiny tub should last 4 to 5 times!

What I don’t love is the smell…
Imagine having Pledge furniture cleaner smeared on your face.

Also, this is not a very effective cleanser.
But for a scrub every few days it will be great.

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Color Club Wanderlust Collection – London Calling
Retail $8 for 4 minis – Sample Value $2

I have to admit I am getting a little used to this colored White Out fad for nails.
This is a fun green color – but I wish I had it back in March
for St. Patrick’s Day!

This is my first time getting Color Club.
I have been using lots of products that are 3, 4, and 5 free
(Butter, Essie, Zoya…)
so the fumes were a shock to the system!

Update:  I got tons of compliments with this color!
Looks great with tan toes!

Total Value for my June Birchbox – $21.49

All-in-all this was a nice assortment with all but one item getting used.

Birchbox is a $10 per month subscription service that offers deluxe & full size samples.
Click here to use my referral link if you would like to learn more
about Birchbox based on my post.

I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!

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