Friday, February 8, 2013

February '13 Birchbox!!


Dare I say this is one of my favorite Birchboxes ever?
DARE I???
*shrug* It's been done.

Take the jump to see why!!


While this box wasn't as packed full of products as usual, I'm absolutely fine with that because I'm all about quality over quantity.
This. Box. DELIVERED (literally... right to my P.O. Box!! #i'mnotfunny).



I'm always hearing (and giggling) about the Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm and how fabulous is is for your lips.
Since I'm kind of in the middle of a blizzard that's supposed to make history (save me...) this'll be great for hydrating my winter lips. I'm an absolute lip product wh0re so this'll be a great addition to my (disgustingly large) balm stash. 


I'm a big fan of Juicy Couture fragrances (Viva la Juicy and la Fleur are a couple of my favorite perfumes) so I was quite excited to try couture La La out. ESPECIALLY since Juicy Couture always makes sure that their sample vials are the spray kind rather than the cheap-o versions with just a cap. 

I have yet to say whether or not this is going to be a favorite perfume of mine, but time will tell!!
Upon first spritz and wear this is a fairly average fruity white floral perfume but the mandarin and red currant dry down is quite unique and pleasant on my skin. 


I'm literally on my last spritzes of hairspray so I was so happy to get a huge sample in my Birchbox!!
I've never tried out this brand but I'm all for a flexible hold and the bottle is kind of sort of really adorable. 

It'll take a bit of getting used to though... the scent smells like cherry Schnapps (I abhor Schnapps) so it's pretty sickly. Thankfully the scent doesn't linger and is gone after about ten minutes so I won't have to smell like a cheap drink all day.



Hold the phone.
Call your best friend.
NOW SCREAM IN GIDDY GIRLY BLISS!!!!!!!!

This one little product made my Birchbox worth a million dollars (okay, I'm exaggerating); I have been lusting over the Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer for as long as I can remember but have always put off getting it since I hadn't tried a product of theirs before. 
After receiving the Balm's HOT MAMA! in my Birchbox last month I figured that Mary Lou-Manizer would be everything I expected it to be but sadly couldn't justify buying a highlighter when I have a couple already.

Thankfully Birchbox made my stupid girl dreams come true and sent me my own little piece of heaven (or what I imagine heaven's clouds to be dusted with).


Left - Original Swatch / Right - Blended Out

Isn't this gorgeous!??!?!?!?? 
Just like their HOT MAMA! blush, the Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer is buttery soft, finely milled, and extremely pigmented; the swatch above was just an up-down swipe in the pan and gave me more than enough product to highlight my face with (what I'm trying to say is, this is going to be a long lasting love affair that I can't wait to begin).


And a piece of caramel filled Ghirardelli chocolate?
Don't mind if I do.

Hoenstly, this is one of the best Birchboxes I have ever received; it spanned a great range of beauty products and each thing felt catered to me since I was either lusting after, thinking about, or in need of each one of these little guys.

Do you receive a monthly Birchbox?
What did you get this month?
Don't have a Birchbox subscription?
What would you have liked to have received?
Do share!!

xoxo - Cassie

24 comments:

  1. Amazing box! I wish we could get that excat box in the UK. I mean The Balm products are just beautiful. I literally gasped at how pretty the highlight is, how sad.
    Love your style of writing!x
    lifeandlipsticks.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. That's too bad!! I feel like Birchbox may have launched in the UK now (I saw some bloggers like essiebutton receive a PR box) but the products must be different? I'm not sure but yes the Balm products are gorgeous. Hahahhah and you're not sad you're just an addict like myself ;)
      Thanks so much!!! <3

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  2. oh that eye shadow looks stunning :D

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    1. Isn't it? Though I'm probably just going to be using it as a highlight... my cheekbones are screaming its name!!

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  3. I've heard so many good things about this box, always seems to have amazing things!
    I really like that highlighter! :) XO

    Honey
    www.imhoneyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They can be a little hit or miss but more often than not they're a hit :) And yes, it's really gorgeous and my favorite thing in the box!!

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  4. That is a LEGIT hair spray sample! Looks awesome! I've always wondered about the Balm and that swatch just does it for me! Looks beautiful!

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    1. Haha I know right?? I hadn't dabbled in the Balm products before last month's and this month's Birchbox but now I think I may have to explore further... thinking of some products for the future!!

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  5. This Birchbox came full of goodies, the Balm eyeshadow looks amazing and so does the Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm for lips! And I really need to try that hairspray, I love TIGI products xx

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  6. looks like a fun box! The highlighter looks like it would make a great eyeshadow too (:

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    1. Yes, giddy giddy fun in this box :D And yes it would be a beautiful shadow as well :)

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  7. That highlighter looks incredible! And I've heard such good things about the lip balm x

    www.lamourjosie.com

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    1. I know, I feel like I always hear about the lip balm!! I'm interested in trying it :)

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  8. i can see why this box is your fave! the balm highlighter looks absolutely gorgeous <3

    xo; L&M
    www.twoplicates.blogspot.com

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  9. AHHHHH SO GOOD! I'm jealous! That lip balm looks amazing! Are you snowed in yet? :)

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    1. Hahah yesssss it was so good. And yes, I'm snowed in... I just got power back about a half hour ago so it's been a pretty cold last couple of days for Galileo and I!!

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  10. The Mary-Lou Manizer was one of my favourite products last month - so I understand your excitement at it being included in the box! It is a lovely highlighter and a little goes a long way :)

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    1. I'm completely with you on everything you said :)

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  11. Would you recommend the balm's products there's a really pretty peachy eyeshadow I was thinking of getting form them....

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  12. I've heard so many good things about the Dr Lipp Nipple Balm! The Juicy perfumes smells lovely too!
    Catherine x
    Brighton Girl

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    1. Completely agree with you on both things!! :)

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