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Birchbox Unboxing-September 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

This month, Birchbox did a fun fashion inspired collaboration with Fashionista, a fashion savvy news site. You got the choice of getting the normal birchbox or choosing the curated Fashionista box. Although I knew it would spoil the surprise, I opted for the Fashionista box. It had some great products and a bunch I haven't tried so it will be fun to test out all these new items. I really loved that they partnered with Fashionista during NYC Fashion Week. It definitely seemed like they packed the box with some Fashion Week essentials! 
Birchbox Take: This cleansing and conditioning foam is made without parabens or surfactants, so it's easy on your hair. It's good to use on all hair types, especially coarse hair, and continues to work even once your hair is clean and soft, adding additional hold and control during styling.  
My Take: I love the Macadamia line of products. They smell deliciously nutty and make your hair super soft. I haven't tried this yet, but I heard from another birchbox subscriber to use this sparingly as it is extremely effective and if you use too much, your hair can look a giant poodle. 
NAOBAY Body Radiance Lotion
Birchbox Take: Olive oil, shea butter, and avocado oil deliver serious moisture, while aloe vera soothes and protects skin. More than 98 percent of ingredients in this creamy lotion are natural, and over 19 percent are organic-and like all of Naobay products, it's free of GMOs and made without paragons, formaldehyde, petrochemical, synthetic dyes, and a host of other chemicals that research suggest may come with health risks.
My Take: I got a sample of this in an earlier birchbox and it was definitely a product I didn't mind getting another of. It has a lovely citrus scent and is the perfect size to throw in my purse to keep moisturized throughout the day when I am out and about.
Birchbox Take: This mascara draws on tech from haircare: Its glazing formula softly sculpts and hold lashes in place all day long. The natural cotton fibers in this formula add thickness and length while the bullet-shaped brush carefully coats and curls each lash. Nutrients in the formula leave lashes softer and shinier after use. 
My Take: I thought that this mascara was good, but not great. It looked really natural on and didn't clump too much, but it's still not as amazing as my Dior blackout mascara. However, I do like the consistency and it is the perfect size to throw in my mini makeup bag for end of the day, transitioning from work to play.
Birchbox Take: A gentle face mask that draws out dirt and oil like a magnet, clearing blackheads and tightening pores. Proven blemish-busters salicylic and glycol acid work to de-gunk pores, while ejitsu rose tightens them after the fact.
My Take: I really enjoy the feeling of this face mask. I've only been using it as a spot treatment on my nose area but it seems to be working. I can't wait to see what it can do in the long term. Bye bye big pores!
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner
Birchbox Take: These luxe, creamy liners deliver bold color that lasts and lasts. Choose from five wearable shades: Black, Silver Charcoal, Sky Blue, and Violet. Vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free, these liners feature Cynthia Rowley's signature gold foil design.
My Take: This was probably my least favorite product in the box this month. I will say this, it did go on super creamy and delivered a really bold pop of silver. Unfortunately, I'm definitely not a girl who can pull off silver eyeliner. I promise I will find another use for this product. Eyeliner tattoos perhaps?

What do you guys think of the Birchbox samples this month? Did you get the Fashionista box too?

19 comments:

  1. So many fun goodies :) This reminds me that I need to go makeup shopping!

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  2. The box itself is so cute this month! These samples sound great. I always love trying new products.

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  3. Stitchfix for beauty products, I love it!

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  4. I've heard of so many of these brands. I'm not into sub boxes though, I'd rather put together my own of things I know I'll like :)

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  5. I had to cancel my birchbox a few months ago because I was never really using the products but these are awesome <3

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  6. Looks great! I still can't get my head around these surprise box things... maybe someday.
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://theaccidentalmama.com

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  7. I didn't get the fashionista box, but my box was fabulous. (No pretty box for me though, mine was a plain one).

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  8. I love seeing what people get in their Birchboxes! You can find some really amazing new products in them!

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  9. My coworkers are all obsessed with Birch Box. Maybe it's time to jump on the bandwagon!

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  10. Such fun products! I have never tried Birch Box

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  11. I feel like commenting in bullets today:

    - I've never seen a spray foam conditioner before. Weird.
    - I have a sample of that Laura Mercier mascara too, haven't used it yet - I also love the Dior Blackout (and what I'm using right now for my everyday mascara). If you like the Dior one I bet you'd like the Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash....so amazing, huge volume, tons of lengthening.

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  12. Love dr. brandt products and this one looks fabulous! I wish we could get birch box here!

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  13. Nice box, I've heard good things about that mascara !

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  14. I love subscription boxes! This one looks like it had a lot of great stuff :-)

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  15. I have been reluctant about subscribing but I am very tempted to now! I love unboxing blog posts!

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  16. I was wondering about that Laura mercier mascara and how it compared to Dior! Silver tattoos!!!

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  17. Looks like some really good stuff! I need to sub to some boxes.

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  18. What a great box! Those are really good products!

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  19. The products look really good. I did birtchbox for awhile but now I am hooked on Ipsy, I find that I use more products each month with this box!

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