Yay the other day was my favorite time of the month BIRCHBOX TIME! I wait all month for this little gem. It is like a present that you get all year round. I recently signed up for Beauty Army and Ipsy so I will now get this excitement three times a month but for now Birchbox is my faithful friend. If you do not know what Birchbox is all about refer to the post here .
This month's box was all about giving since it is Thanksgiving time. The box was in support of The Art of Elysium which is a non profit organization that encourages actors, artist, designers, and musicians to dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling various medical conditions.
There was a total of 5 products in this box but there was a lot of cute little extras. They included a reusable gift envelope, a post card, and a holiday gift guide. All very perfect for this time of year.
The first item I got was a Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolue by Atelier in a sample glass tube. I really like this smell. It is a mix of ginger, bergamot, and rose. It comes of as a very nature inspired scent with a little spicy after tone. This is definetly a scent that I would like. I really like organic oils and it reminds me of that. A full size is $75-$195...eek!!
I also got Lavender and Clary Sage Hair Powder by Lulu Organics. I am super excited to try this. I am a big fan of dry shampoos so this is going to be amazing if it works. I know a lot of bloggers and beauty gurus have been raving about hair powders to use for volume and such. A full size of this goes for $30 so I don't know if I would ever buy it full size since I have much cheaper dry shampoos that work just as well. I did end up trying this today and it is amazing!!! The smell is so natural and refreshing and it really did work to reduse the oil in my hair. I also found that it gave my hair more volume and made it look less limp!
I also received Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector. It says before makeup, prep skin with this serum infused primer to mask imperfections. I don't normally use a primer before my makeup just a skin moisturizer. However, I am not opposed to trying a primer. I hope I don't like it to much because it is $58 full size.
The best value I got was the ModelCo Fibre Lashxtend Lengthening Mascara which came full size. It is described as falsies without the fuss. This innovative mascara used tiny lash extending fibers to give you a lengthy fringe. I have used this the last couple of days and it really does have little fibers in it. They look like the iron filings I used in Science class. They do provide some length but it isn't very dark. I like my mascara nice and think and dark!
The last sample I got was Chuao Chocolatier Chocopod. Mine came with bits of potato chip and sea salt. OMG it was sooooo good. I have eaten chocolate covered potato chips before and I loved them. The combination of sweet and salty is amazing. I am def thinking about buying these.