It's that time of month again ladies (and gents?)!
We're nearly halfway through November and, tried and true, my Birchbox arrived just on time… emotionally as well; truly I was having an awful day when I finally got home around 10:00pm, opened my mailbox expecting nothing other than bills bills bills, and saw this pink beauty waiting for me. Instant happiness, giddy girl feelings, and bliss! I couldn't have timed this one better myself.
Let's take a peek at what I got this month, shall we?
I love Birchbox, truly I do, but sometimes I really have to question the products they include to correlate with the theme of each box. I honestly don't see what any of these products have to do with "More Good" (not even the pretzel; if your theme has to do with 'more' there probably should have been a few more of those). Especially not when the card itself says "more samples"… this was a typical amount of samples (compared to some previous boxes it's actually on the small/stingy side) so I really don't see where that comes in but oh well! I'm pretty happy with what I got overall, I just wanted to b*tch a little for cheer and good measure ('tis the season).
Birchbox also included this little booklet (I think they do this every year around the holidays… please correct me if I'm wrong) which, I must admit, I always enjoy. Never do I ever end up ordering things from it but I like looking through all of the pictures and seeing what the beauty/home decor/lifestyle world has to offer that I may not know about.
First up we have a shampoo and conditioner which, admittedly, isn't that fun to receive BUT! They came in decent sized little bottles rather than crappy rippy packets! And they smell freaking fantastic (like apples and fruity deliciousness)! And it really doesn't matter but the bottles kind of 'hug' each other because of their design and it's just so effing cute I caaaaaan't! So I'm okay with getting these in my box; it would be better if the two counted as just one sample (since it's ridiculous to just send out a shampoo or conditioner) but that might just be me being greedy.
I honestly never take the time to use pencils on my waterline but I was tickled to receive this pencil from Chella nonetheless. Anything eye-brightening gets my heart pounding (all of you beauty enthusiasts understand that stupid excitement over cosmetics and toiletries, right?) so I'm glad to have this in my stash now, especially because I don't own an actual nude colored pencil! Shocking, I know; name any other color in the rainbow and I probably have it but nude? Not until now.
This highlighting pencil is one of those multi-purpose products that you can use on blemishes, your waterline, around the lips, etc. but, knowing myself as well (and as little) as I do, I know I'm going to be using this solely on my waterline. Something about the thought of rubbing this on a pimple and then around my eye just doesn't sit well with me haha. Regardless, upon swatching the Chella highlighter pencil I found it was creamy, didn't tug, blended seamlessly, and is a great match on me for a skin brightener. I'm very pleased!!
Never will I ever turn down a nail polish so you know I was excited to see this little beauty tucked in my Birchbox. I thought I had a color similar to this already so I wasn't completely overjoyed upon seeing "BALDWIN BLUES" but, after closer inspection and comparison, this is actually unlike anything I own. It's a deep navy blue with a predominant teal undertone and slightly dusty cast… a very pretty color overall and one that I know will get a lot of nail time this Fall and Winter.
Nothing too special here but I was happy to get a little treat in my box this month nonetheless. It's a chocolate dipped pretzel rolled in toffee bits; I've seen and tasted these things before so, like said, nothing unique in this slightly-smaller-than-my-pinky pretzel. It was tasty though and is definitely one of those staple treats to give and receive around the Winter holiday season so the idea was absolutely there with this mini treat.
So bibbidi-bobbidi-boo, that's all I have for you!! I hope you enjoyed taking a nosey through my Birchbox this month and can't wait to hear from you all in the comments below!
Do you have a Birchbox subscription?
What did you get in your box this month?
Don't receive a monthly beauty box?
What do you wish you could have tried for yourself?
xoxo - Cassie