Birchbox | October 2014

Halloween Treats Welcome Box

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Bee Kind Body Lotion

This lotion is good for your skin and for the enviornment.  It’s made with natural ingredients like organic chamomile and honey and made without a bunch of the bad things like parabens.  The formula absorbs quickly, doesn’t leave the skin greasy, and has an invigorating lemon verbena scent that perks up the senses.  Another great thing: a portion of all Bee Kind purchases go to helping the honeybee population.  Everybody wins!

Full Size: 8 oz @ $15.00

Sample Size: 1 oz

Sample Value: $1.88

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Harvey Prince Petaly Noir

I’m very picky about fragrance and really don’t like when my Birchbox has perfume samples in it, however this Harvey Prince fragrance is an exception to that rule.  With top notes of orchid, jasmine, and lily of the valley followed up with notes of amber, sandalwood, and patchouli, this fragrance has my name written all over it.  It doesn’t come off as being TOO floral, but is just enough.  Definitely perfect for fall.

Full Size: 50 ml @ $55.00

Sample Size: 1.2 ml

Sample Value: $1.32

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Lord & Berry Paillettes Eye Pencil

What makes a basic black eyeliner a little more holiday party friendly? Add some glitter, of course!  Lord & Berry took their smudge proof, stay all day black eye pencil and spiked it with some silver glitter for an instant (but subtle) bling effect.  Perfection for party time.

Full Size: $18.00

Sample Size: My guess is about 1/4 of full size.

Sample Value: $4.50

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Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner

It’s a happy day when Dr. Brandt shows up in my Birchbox.  This mask is a powerful little blackhead eliminator.  Silicone Dioxide is a mineral powder that is natural and draws sebum, dirt, and other grossness out of the pores.  Salicylic and glycolic acids also play a part in this blackhead buster.  A very popular product from an incredibly well-loved brand.

Full Size: 1 oz @ $45.00

Sample Size: 0.25 oz

Sample Value: $11.25

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Model Co. Party Proof Matte Lipstick

This was my Birchbox sample pick, and I am sure glad this is what I picked.  The shade Kitty is an amazing neutral shade that is perfect for the “my lips, but better” look.  This long wear formula does an amazing job at delivering a great color payout as well as some strong hydration to the lips.  I don’t reach for my lip balm when I’m wearing this lipstick because it does an amazing job all on its own.  I am so glad I got to try this and would not be surprised if I purchased it again in the future.

Full Size: set of 3 lipsticks of .13 oz each @ $24.00

Sample Size: One lipstick

Sample Value: $8.00

Total Box Value: $26.95

I am quite pleased with this month’s Birchbox!  If you’re interested in getting a subscription of your own head over to the Birchbox site and sign up. It’s only $10 a month and is full of amazing new discoveries and benefits that are perfect for any beauty addict.  Christmas is coming.  Hint Hint 🙂

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