September Birchbox

I took these pics forever ago and forgot to share! Better late than never, right? September marked Birchbox‘s three year anniversary. Here’s what I got:

RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer – This glossy high-end nail polish is formulated to hold up for days without chipping (not that we would expect anything less from this top-of-the-line fashion label). We dig the geometric deco-inspired bottle, but we especially love how easy it is to get a good grip on the cap so we can polish our nails with confidence and control. My thoughts: Great color. I have been REALLY lame and haven’t painted my nails in forever. In fact, last night I chewed them down so short that they actually hurt. TMI? lol. So now I’m going to have to wait even longer to paint my nails. ugh.

Serge Normant Meta Luxe Hair Spray – When the weather doesn’t cooperate with your ‘do, a good hair spray can save you with just a spritz. This luxe variety from hairstylist-to-the-stars Serge Normant keeps strands in line in the face of humidity, heat, precipitation, and more. The ultrafine formula provides a long-lasting, invisible hold and instantly adds volume. Made with nourishing Atlas cedar extract, it also strengthens weak strands and repairs damage. My thoughts: To be honest, I didn’t use hairspray for years. But now that I stopped plucking my grey hairs (I get them colored every 4 weeks now instead…INSANE), they are always poking out all wirey & crazy. Which is why you see so many more flyaways in my pics lately. Now I have to use hairspray to keep my flyaways in check so these travel sizes are FAB for throwing in my purse.

Mèreadesso® All-In-One Moisturizer – This aloe-based gel contains 16 botanical extracts, 8 enzymes and minerals, and over 20 antioxidants chosen for their purity and effectiveness—adding up to one powerful product. A combination of caffeine and apple and cucumber extracts contributes to the all-in-one moisturizer’s refreshing cooling and tightening sensation. My thoughts: I haven’t tried this yet but anything that promises “tightening” sounds great for my aging skin. LOL.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Bon Genre – With opening notes of lychee and red berries, this scent is ultrafeminine for sure. But things get more complicated (in the best possible way) when middle notes of tiger lily and jasmine noir enter the picture. A seductive swirl of Australian sandalwood and golden amber only serve to make things more alluring. My thoughts: Surprise, surprise…I kind of like this perfume.

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara – The paraben-free formula is infused with keratin and shea butter, strengthening and conditioning lashes so they don’t break as often. Meanwhile, the curved brush ensures perfectly winged, jet-black fringe in just a few strokes. My thoughts: I am a DIE HARD L’Oreal Voluminous mascara fan/user, so it will take a miracle mascara to get me to switch. Although I DO like the wand.

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One Comment ( Reply )

  1. Janelle@Glamorousmama
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    I just recently joined again and I don’t remember everyone getting different boxes. Mine is completely different except the nail polish. Your box looks great, more stuff I would use in this one.

    Thanks for sharing!