Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My October Birchbox ~ Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  Today I've gotta share my October Birchbox with you - it's a good one!  If you're (still) not familiar, subscribe to Birchbox for only $10 a month and get handpicked beauty and lifestyle samples delivered to your door free! {Click to see what I got!}

TONI&GUY | Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray
I've received this product before (in another monthly beauty box) and loved it so I'm stoked for an extra!  My hair is naturally thick and wavy, so my usual regimen is to spritz my damp strands with a salt spray for texture and definition to my waves - which intensifies my waves and gives them holding power.  Then I put my hair up in a topknot while I commute; when I get to the office I take it down and have the BEST waves ever!  I don't blowdry my hair, instead I let it air dry.  This is the perfect product for me and I'm so glad Birchbox realized that too.

Skin and Co | Truffle Body Milk
While I'm still not a fan of single use foil packet samples, I really can appreciate Birchbox stepping its game up and making sure to provide enough to be able to try a product at least twice now.  I feel that I can't make a decision whether to splurge on something after only using it once, so I'm really happy that Birchbox has not just listened to its customers, but took it further and has improved its offerings.  Anyhow, this body milk is so decadent and heavenly - it seems to just sink into my skin and leave it hydrated all day long.

Tip: Apply lotion to your skin after your shower, immediately after toweling off but before dressing.  The steam from the shower works to open your pores - take advantage of it and let your skin absorb lotion for maximum hydration!

Shiseido | Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
I think I was most excited to try this skin potion.  It acts as a defense against aging, complexion issues and dryness.  I've only been using it for a couple of days but I swear my skin is softer and smoother already.  While this generously-sized deluxe sample will last a while, I already plan on buying the full sized version!

Tip: Apply it morning and night after washing your face but BEFORE any serums and moisturizers!

Lord & Berry | Paillettes Glitter Eye Pencil in Black
First of all, how adorable is this mini eye pencil?  So cute.  I love the little tiny pieces of glitter in it, it's definitely not too much and instead is a nice upgrade from a plain black liner.  The formula glides on and blends really smoothly too.

Tip: Wear it for daytime with a plain eye!  I just apply an eye primer so my lids are evenly colored and to also give the liner something to grip to.  Draw a thin line across your upper eyelid and gently blend it with your finger.  The little sparkles take this from boring black to fun and playful while still conservative!

Dr. Jart+ | BB Black Label Detox
This beauty balm is one of the better ones I've tried.  This sulfate- and paraben-free BB cream is a 5 in 1 miracle product, acting as a primer, serum, moisturizer, SPF, and sheer tint.  It promises to brighten and even out skin tone while soothing any irritation and promoting collagen production.

Tip: When I first applied it, it had a pale whitish color to it which freaked me out.  But fear not, keep rubbing / blending it in and it flawlessly matches your skin coloring!

So that was my October Birchbox, what was in yours?



  1. I like the idea of the box - it's items I normally wouldn't buy so it's nice giving it a try before committing to a larger size. I haven't signed up yet because I think I wouldn't use it but I'm beginning to change my mind.



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