September Birchbox

“This month kicks off a new season, and with it, an invigorating burst of new colors, trends, and inspiration (not to mention apple cider doughnuts and autumn leaves). It’s also our anniversary month, and a reminder to celebrate all the surprise and delight of the past four amazing years! With that in mind, we’ve dressed up our Birchboxes with gorgeous patterns inspired by fall, and we’ll be saluting our subscribers.”Birchbox

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel: Suitable for all skin types, this pH-neutral protein peel gently exfoliates delicate skin without the use of harsh acids or abrasives. The unique gel binds to dead skin cells on the face, neck, and décolleté, forming solids that can be easily washed away with water. In just three minutes you’ll reveal the luminous, younger-looking skin below. My thoughts: WOAH. I am OBSESSED with this product and will definitely be purchasing the full-size product. As soon as I saw “Peel” in the name, I was intrigued. I decided to try it on my decolletage first because I had just used a mask on my face the night before and didn’t want my skin to freak out. I am seriously in shock at how soft & smooth my skin looks. Maybe it’s because I never exfoliate my chest but I honestly got results immediately. I can not wait to try this on my face!

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream: A dose of soothing camphor gives this light yellow cream its faint herbal scent, which fades quickly upon contact with your skin. High concentrations of glycerin and sodium hyaluronate seal in moisture and protect skin from the elements. Finally, vitamins B, C, and E infuse skin with antioxidants and boost firmness. The thick, creamy consistency makes this an ideal hand cream, foot cream, lip balm, and facial moisturizer—or you can use it to soften rough elbows and knees. You’ll be amazed by how quickly it absorbs into your skin without leaving a greasy feeling behind. My thoughts: This has a very strong campho phenique scent which I am not a fan of. So of course I let my hubby smell it and he loved it so it is now on his nightstand! But the scent did wear off fairly quick so maybe I should take it back! lol

Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer: A proprietary trio of pigments and lip-glossing pearls delivers a vibrant, long-lasting tint, while vitamin E and avocado oil moisturize and nourish lips. My thoughts: Nice and smooth…not sticky. But I was not a huge fan of the color (coral) on me.

RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer – RUFFIAN Naked: 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. The nude hue is fresh, sophisticated, and chic—exactly what we’d expect from NYC-based fashion label RUFFIAN’s first (and highly anticipated) nail lacquer collection. My thoughts: A FABULOUS nude polish. It can be hard to find a good neutral polish but this one works well with my skin tone!

RUFFIAN Dressing Room Nail Lacquer Remover Towelettes: These black wipes will brighten up your next polish change. Free of acetone, they have a subtle lily scent that’s fresh and elegantly floral. Bonus: They’re infused with vitamin E to strengthen nails. My thoughts: I love love love having these on hand for traveling. So convenient!

Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist Mask: Korean charcoal detoxifies and tightens while arginine gently clarifies congested skin. A dose of spearmint extract improves elasticity for a smooth, youthful-looking complexion. Moroccan lava clay removes dead skin cells for a smoother, brighter complexion. Ideal for those with clogged pores and oily skin, this mask is also hypoallergenic and free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. My thoughts: This is the only product I haven’t tried yet. I do have clogged pores but my skin is dry not oily so not sure this one is for me.

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