i had sort of a weird birchbox month this time around. i received a glamour magazine collaboration birchbox early this month but it came addressed to the wrong name so i held onto it until i got confirmation from birchbox that it was in fact mine to keep. soon after, i received an email that my regularly scheduled birchbox was on it’s way! so i lucked out this month and got TWO! here’s what i got in the first box:

boscia green tea blotting linens, eyeko skinny liquid eyeliner, jouer luminizing moisture tint, oscar de la renta live in love perfume. extras: larabar and birchbox exclusive earbuds.

immediately i was excited about the liquid eyeliner. i usually only wear black or brown but this purple color actually looks FAB on. and i did a perfect winged liner on my first try using it! ever since i made the change to liquid foundation/bb creams, i tend to get oily by mid-morning so the blotting papers will definitely get used. not a huge fan of larabar’s or perfume so those weren’t too exciting. the jouer was a repeat but one that i like so it will be a back-up in my makeup drawer. the earbuds are totally cute but sadly i got nothing but static when i tried them on my iphone. =(

and here’s what i got in the second box:

annick goutal perfume, boscia bb cream, color club nail polish in blue-ming, stila lip glaze (mine was missing). extra: tea forte minteas and birchbox exclusive earbuds.

i can NOT complain because i did get TWO boxes this month. but i was a little bummed that the stila lip gloss that was listed on my card was not inside my box. =( to be honest though, i am not a HUGE lip gloss fan anyways. and i quickly got over it when i saw the gorgeous nail polish that WAS in my box! it is a beautiful green-turquoise polish and i got full opacity with two coats. my second fave item was the boscia bb cream! i’ve been using dr. jarts premium bb and i love it (especially because of all of the anti-aging ingredients and 45 SPF) but when i saw that this one was oil-free…i couldn’t wait to try it. i have only done a spot test so far so i will let you guys know how i like it after a full days wear. as i mentioned before, i do not really wear perfume so i will give this one away. my husband stole the mints (i didn’t care for them) and now i have two cute but static-y headphones. so basically if you combined a few items from each…i would have THE perfect box. =)

for anyone who doesn’t know, birchbox is a monthly subscription service that delivers a curated box of 4-5 deluxe beauty samples to your doorstep (ok, mailbox) for just $10/month. it really is a great way to test out products before you buy the full sizes. if you DO love any of the products in your box, you can buy the full size product right in the birchbox store (and earn birchbox points). and just in case you were wondering…no, i do not work for birchbox or get my boxes for free. i am a paying subscriber who just LOVES show and tell. i DO earn birchbox points for referring friends and so can you when you sign up. what are you waiting for?!?!

19 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Edita (pret-a-reporter)
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 1:45 am

    Love that nail polish colour, so summer-like πŸ™‚ xx


  2. Mira
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    ThatΒ΄s the perfect nail polish color for this summer πŸ˜€


  3. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    Such a bummer you didn’t get the lip gloss – fyi, if you ever don’t want ones you get, you can send them to me! πŸ™‚ But I am loving that nail color…and I really need to try that Dr. Jarts BB because you keep talking about how great it is!

  4. Laura
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    Nice eyeliner color!



  5. Erin
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    I’ve been so curious about the Boscia BB cream. Let us know how it works for you!

  6. Chris
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    My son begged for the earbuds that came in my wife’s box (because the slacker lost his) but they wouldn’t work on his ipod either. She passed her Minteas over to me after sampling them. I think they are quite refreshing.

  7. Cristie Xu
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    wow what a cool service! I’d love to hear about how you like the bb cream too!

  8. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    Pretty fun & chic stuff you got in the box Jenn!


  9. Amy Shaughnessy
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    Lucky girl! Two boxes! I love the nail polish…


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  10. Navlandtyle
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    Boscia makes good products! I love them!


  11. Shannon
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    That’s fun that you got 2 Birchboxes. Mine was very similar to your second box. A few things were different. You got some great goodies. πŸ™‚


  12. lisacng
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    Fun ear buds and gorg nail color!

  13. Whitney
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    I LOVE your blog! Love the idea and love the look. I’ve never heard of the birchboxes. Thank you for sharing! I just might have to sign up πŸ™‚


  14. Alex @ Before The Baby Wakes
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    I just received my first box yesterday & I’ll admit I was a little disappointed because I expected the items to be a little bit bigger. Also is every box for everyone different? I received the earbuds, Stilla lip gloss, Oscar de la Renta perfume, a peanut bar, a hair UV thing & the tinted moisturizer.

  15. Franny
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    I like that you are honest about your posts instead of “Love this! Everything is awesome, you should join!”. Its refreshing.

  16. Diana Marks
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:13 am

    great post and wonderful review!
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  17. Amy
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    Love the nail polish! And getting two boxes in one month! That is super fun!


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  18. kindredly
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Great blog! I was excited about the earbuds, but I notice they sound terrible! No static yet, but the sound is horrible. Bummer. My box looks like your 2nd box – minus the bb cream..sad.

  19. Hilary
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    Interesting to hear that both earbuds were a static-y. Mine lacked any amount of base and I gave up after quickly tested them on a couple of songs, a couple of podcasts, and a tv show I had recently watched. :/ They were so cute I wanted them to work!

    Got the same nail polish and I think I’m going to wear it today. πŸ™‚