October 2013 Birchbox Review


This month’s Birchbox box was a really good one.  It’s a monthly subscription box that costs $10.


I have to admit I peaked this month before I received it in the mail… and I’m glad I did because I was really excited!


Pop Beauty Aqua Lacquer: full size $14… I think I got a full size.  It’s a sheer gloss that plumps and hydrates with jojoba oil.  The color I got was Floating Rose.  It’s darker in person than it looks on the site.  It has a unique spatula-like applicator brush – and smells minty.  When I put it on it’s tingly and not that sticky.  It’s totally fun and I’m really glad I got it in my box!


Benefit Cosmetics – Fake Up: full size $24.  First of all I LOVE this idea… it’s a hydrating under eye concealer.  I use under eye concealer, and a moisturizer and this is BOTH.  Plus I like this sample size – it’s small, but it’s perfect to pop in your travel make up bag.  $24 is a lot but I might just love it enough to buy it (with my birchbox points that is).


Chapstick Hydration Lock: Who doesn’t love a good chap stick?  And I really like the vanilla creame flavor!  This was a great practical addition to the box!  And just in time too, winter is coming!


Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser:  full size $24.50 (but my info card says $21.50!)… I love this!!  I love washing my face different ways… and this was different!  The cloth is just the perfect amount of rough to exfoliate without feeling like sandpaper… I was really amazed how well it washed away any make up or dirt I had on my face.  Afterward my face felt smooth, clean, and surprisingly hydrated – not dry.

The box also had a $1 off a hydration lock chapstick (scoreee)

Thursday Thoughts

So I wasn’t going to dress up for Halloween at all… but my friend invited me to a party and said she wanted to be red coat from PLL… and I said I wanted to be Mona… and… I’m doin it!
I had a 25% off coupon code for American Eagle and there’s free shipping… I got this for $20 which isn’t that bad… and I’ll probably wear it all the time.  AND I can be Mona in it.  I just have to make a Radley ID badge and some black gloves.
Now I just wish season 4 would start up again!  Oct 22nd!
Is anyone still watching Nashville?  I am… and my favorite part… when the two girls sing.  I love it!  But sadly… I’m tired of Rayna’s story line and her “losing her voice”.  And I hate the lady who is pretending to be pregnant (Nashville is really good at making you like or hate characters and then change it up on you… like Avery is growing on me, and I would never think that from the beginning of season 1).
What is everyone thinking of all the new Fall TV?  Loving anything?  Hating anything?