Monday, October 13, 2014

My October 2014 Birchbox!

Hi All!

Is it a happy Monday for everyone?  Not me.  I'm pooped from this weekend, but still happy to share with you today on the blog.  Today I am reviewing the samples I received in my monthly Birchbox.

What is Birchbox?  Birchbox is a monthly subscription service for beauty product samples.  It's only $10 a month and you get 5-6 samples.  The samples range from makeup to skin care to hair care.  It's a great way to try out new products from the comfort of your own home.  The samples are usually large enough for more than one use and, occasionally, I will get a full size product included!  If you like any of the products, you can purchase them on the Birchbox website.  If you purchase them during the month that the box is scheduled, you get free shipping.  There is also a points system and you earn points for leaving reviews and referring friends.  Points count towards dollars you can spend on their website.  It really is a lot of fun!

This month I got a lot of really great products!

1. Tony & Guy Classic Shine Gloss Serum (Full Size $15)

You apply a small amount of this to your dry, styled hair avoiding application to the roots.  It did a good job smoothing some of the frizz resulting from my blow dryer and did give a nice shine without making my hair look greasy.  I feel like the price for the full is reasonable.  The sample I received was a good size so it should last a while.  I'm putting this item in my favorites on Birchbox.

2. J ouer Matte Moisture Tint (Full Size $38)
I have used this tinted moisturizer for 2 days now and I think I will get at least another two applications out it.  (I do not apply a heavy amount.)  It's a nice, lightweight moisturizer with good coverage.  I like that it is matte, but I still set it with some translucent powder.  I am happy with this product and would buy it as I think it's reasonably priced though it is a bit more expensive than my daily foundation.

3. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips (Full Size $14.50)
When I first read the label on this, I was like "what the what?!?!"  Apparently this is a product that is good for nursing mothers AND those of us with dry lips.  I tried it out, you do not need to apply very much so the sample will last you a while.  It is a bit heavy for me.  What's good is that it doesn't wear off very quickly, but I'm not a fan of how greasy it feels.  I also think that it's a little pricey for a lip balm.  I do not think I will be adding this to my favorites list.

4. ModelCo Power Lash Long Wear Black Mascara (Full Size $20)
Great mascara.  Nice coverage.  The brush really lengthens your lashes and I like the dark black color.  I think the price point is reasonable for a mascara.  I am adding it to my favorites list for a future purchase! Yay!

5. CLEAN Rain Eau De Parfume (Full Size $69)
Typical fragrance sample size.  You will get a few uses out of it.  It is definitely a clean smell but a bit on the strong side.  I have had samples of other fragrances by CLEAN that I like better.  I wouldn't pay $69 for a fragrance unless I really loved it.  Sorry, this one will not be added to my favorites.

Well that's it for this month!  I hope you enjoyed reading my reviews.  I pay for my own Birchbox subscription and the opinions posted here are my own.  

If you would like to subscribe for a Birchbox subscription, you can follow my referral link below.  I receive points for your referral so that I can try and review more beauty products. :-)  Thanks for reading!

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