yay! i FINALLY got my birchbox. i know i say this every time but i think this one might really be my favorite yet. if you haven’t signed up yet…maybe this box will convince you! my november box included:

atelier cologne: warm notes of vanilla, oak wood, and amber anchor this autumn-ready perfume. VERDICT: i am not a huge fan of perfume so i’d say this was my least favorite product this month.

borghese fango active mud:  this classic italian treatment has mineral-rich mud from tuscany, plus nourishing avocado and sweet almond oils, to smooth skin on face and body. VERDICT: i haven’t tried this yet but have recently become a fan of  mud treatments so i am excited to give it a try!

larocca skincare champagne & shimmer supreme cream: shea butter and olive oil join forces to leave skin firm, supple, and ready to set off your favorite party dress. VERDICT: this is a little thicker than i like for an everyday lotion, but it smells pretty and has a light shimmer to it. great for a special occasion!!!

zoya nail polish in “izzy”: the perfect party polish, this bold pink shade from zoya’s 2011 holiday collection has a touch of look-at-me-sparkle. VERDICT: well, if you can’t tell…this was my FAVE product this month! the brightest jewel toned polish ever. PERFECT for the upcoming holidays!

EXTRA-two paper dolls ampersand coasters: our favorite letterpress studio adds a hip, playfulltouch to everything they do, from notecards to coasters. VERDICT: cute idea for giving as a hostess gift!!!

PRIZE UNLOCKED-baublebar black wood pop bracelet: as a thank you for referring friends & buying products, i received this baublebar bracelet!!! VERDICT: this was a total surprise!!! i didn’t even know you could unlock prizes, but i love it!

btw, in case you didn’t know….if you LOVE any of the samples you get in your birchbox, you can buy the full size product directly from birchbox (and earn points for those purchases)! i just ordered the full size NARS illuminator, laura geller spackle primer in bronze and more twist-tie hairbands. oh, and if i hadn’t already told my mom to get me the deborah lippmann “let’s get this party started” glitter nail polish trio for me for xmas, i would have bought it too!!!

p.s. you can join birchbox by clicking here. birchbox also has 3, 6 and 12 month gift subscriptions for the product junkie in your life. i am buying SEVERAL of these for xmas gifts this year.

12 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 4:16 am

    I can’t wait to get mine – thank you so much for getting me the subscription…I know I’m going to LOVE it!! 🙂

  2. Anna
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 5:24 am

    i seriously need to jump on this train. so great. thanks for sharing, love. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I’ve got a new outfit post inspired by Marilyn Monroe. Love to hear what you think. xo


  3. Sarah Livingston
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    I get so excited when this arrives in the mail – thanks for turning us all on to it! This time, I got a few different things in my Birchbox…Mineralogie Ultimate Cream Concealer (which might be my new fav, isn’t thick or cakey at all), Clark’s Botanicals Radiance Mask, and and the Zoya polish in Holly (a gorgeous deep green, perfect for the holidays). Love your special unlocked prize too!

  4. Amber from Real Girl Glam
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    That Zoya color is GORGEOUS!! Love it!

  5. Linds
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    I just found your blog and I LOVE IT!

    Would love for you to stop by my little piece of the blogosphere. I am doing a fun giveaway here is the link: http://www.lovelinds.com/2011/11/stella-and-dot-giveaway.html

    xoxo Linds

  6. cookie
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    very nice color!
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  7. Heather G.
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    We got the *exact* same birchbox! I’m loving it all, especially the bracelet!

  8. Natalie
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    I NEED to jump on the birchbox bandwagon, you got some amazing things!

  9. bravoerunway
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    Super Jealous…you saw the contents of my birchbox and it is NOTHING as fab as this! I love the nail polish and the bauble bar bracelet is adorable too! Let me know how the mask is, I use Clarins Pure and Radiant currently but wouldn’t mind trying something new!

  10. La Professionnelle
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    I hear such mixed reviews that I’m torn about birchbox–but that zoya polish?!?! Hmm, very tempting!! I might have to pick that up this weekend!!

    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    Still haven’t got around to reviewing my box! Love the nail color. Looking forward to trying it all out!

  12. Kerrie D Barker
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    Hello thanks so much for posting this review as I have been thinking about trying this service. Nice blog!
    Kerrie @ gorgeous-glamour.com