So, um… this Birchbox was kind of underwhelming. It’s not BAD and doesn’t make me want to cancel or anything… but compared to what has been arriving, the September Birchbox is pretty sad.
First off, from Caudalie, Vinexpert Firming Serum. Apparently the “wrinkle-fighting wonder”. It feels okay on and smells really good. I don’t have a ton of wrinkles (yet… my kids are trying, though) and the sample isn’t big enough for an actual testing period, but it’s fun to be preventative.
Next, from Color Club, a Birchbox Custom Polish. There are several shades that went out, but the one I got is marked as Status Uptade. Though, I think it should read Status Update. At first I was disappointed, because I had wanted Insta-This, but this color is really pretty on – a charcoal grey cream, and the formula is amazing. You really only need one thick coat (though I have two on in the swatch photo).
Third, from Sedu, Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment with Pure Argan Oil. Works like any other Argan Oil… smooth shine and perfect. Don’t over use so you don’t look like you dipped your head in the car engine.
Fourth, a Birchbox Custom Lace Hair Tie from Twistband. I adore these things. They never pull my hair out or give me a headache. Lace is so hot right now, too, so it’s like the best of both worlds for your hair 😉
Finally, WEI to Go Sleep Over Kit – which includes a gel cleanser and then a moisturizing face tint. Unfortunately, the cleanser is listed as oil-infused, so I won’t be using it. Lord knows I don’t need more oil to collect on my face. I have enough problems lol
Two extras were included this month. A Lifestyle Extra of a tili bag. It’s basically just a heavy duty, fanciful baggie for your goods. IDK what I’d use it for. It’s cute but I wouldn’t pay retail (Pack of 9-12 is $8.49-$9.49) for a pack of them. The second extra is a Digital Download of two of Tristan Prettyman’s songs. I love that Birchbox does this for relatively unknown artists. Pretty cool =)
I’m not completely disappointed with the September Birchbox, but it’s not something I’m going to rave about. Luckily, the other months MORE than make up for it and it absolutely worth the $10 a month.
Also, I got a little extra gift! Apparently, I’ve been a member for 13 months! In honor of the anniversary, I was gifted a little key chain =)
Wanna sign up for Birchbox? (Click for referral) If you like what you see go to the website and fill out the form. It’s just $10 a month (free shipping too!) and you get some cool stuff, tho I will warn you, you’re going to get stuff you hate as well. All in all, for the $10 it’s worth it. I love getting mail! haha
***Disclosure – I buy my own Birchbox, but the link posted in the above paragraph does give me referral points which I can use towards product on the site. Once you sign up for your own Birchbox, you’ll also get a referral code to send out to others and get some points of your own!